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  • ‘Fundamentally unstable’: Scientists confirm their fears about East Antarctica’s biggest glacier

    05/19/2016 9:00:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 5/18/2016 | Chris Mooney
    In the new research, researchers took aircraft-based measurements across the vastness of Totten Glacier, and the extremely deep and thick ice canyons behind it — which scientists call “subglacial basins” — in order to understand a critical yet invisible feature: precisely what the layers of rock beneath the ice are really like. This, in turn, provides a clue to the behavior of this region in past warm eras. When marine-based glaciers move back and forth across a seascape repeatedly, they grind against the seafloor and dig up piles of looser sediment, such as sandstone, depositing them in a new location....
  • Parched Earth soaks up water, slowing sea level rise: study [what we didn't realize....]

    02/12/2016 4:43:07 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 12, 2016 | AFP
    Miami (AFP) - As glaciers melt due to climate change, the increasingly hot and parched Earth is absorbing some of that water inland, slowing sea level rise, NASA experts said Thursday. Satellite measurements over the past decade show for the first time that the Earth's continents have soaked up and stored an extra 3.2 trillion tons of water in soils, lakes and underground aquifers, the experts said in a study in the journal Science. This has temporarily slowed the rate of sea level rise by about 20 percent, it said. "We always assumed that people's increased reliance on groundwater for...
  • New Godzilla trailer gives fans a proper look at the terrifying monster... and Bryan Cranston's..

    04/07/2014 5:58:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 7, 2014 | Sarah Bull
    It's one of the most famous monster stories of all time. And now Godzilla has had a reboot - complete with incredible special effects and an amazing cast - for a new blockbuster due for release this summer. A new extended trailer for the movie, which stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, shows the back story of Bryan's nuclear physicist character Joe Brody, as well as the first proper look at the terrifying monster.
  • Michael Moore Thanks ‘Mother Nature’ For Sending Hurricane Sandy To Help Obama

    11/07/2012 3:57:35 PM PST · by drewh · 43 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | November 7, 2012 | 2:59 pm | Charlie Spieiring
    This morning, liberal filmmaker Michael Moore wrote a joyful blogpost this morning celebrating President Obama’s victory. In his post, he thanked a number of people who helped make the president’s re-election possible, especially “Mother Nature.” “You, Mother Nature, with all your horrific damage, death and destruction you caused last week, you became, ironically, the undoing of a Party that didn’t believe in you or your climate changing powers,” Moore wrote, referring to Hurricane Sandy that hit the East Coast before the election. Moore also thanked Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey for being cordial with Obama during his visit. “Thank...
  • Nature ISN'T fragile nor a bossy mother-in-law - top eco boffin

    04/05/2012 1:35:31 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    The Register ^ | 4th April 2012 12:42 GMT | Andrew Orlowski
    Get rid of hippies, save the planetThe Green movement needs to rethink its philosophy from the ground-up. That's according to Peter Kareiva, a leading conservation expert and chief scientist for The Nature Conservancy, the world's biggest environmental group.It must abandon the idea that nature is "feminine" and in particular that it's "fragile", he said, because not only is this artificial, it's wrong, and so many bad ideas follow.When people believe that a fragile "Mother Nature" is harmed by anything humans do, it's actually the humans who suffer, Kareiva argues in the co-written essay Conservation in the Anthropocene. It's little wonder...
  • The Amazing Story Behind Tho Global Warming Scam

    01/29/2009 7:43:40 AM PST · by rellimpank · 19 replies · 1,551+ views
    KUSI-San Diego ^ | John Coleman
    The key players are now all in place in Washington and in state governments across America to officially label carbon dioxide as a pollutant and enact laws that tax we citizens for our carbon footprints. Only two details stand in the way, the faltering economic times and a dramatic turn toward a colder climate. The last two bitter winters have lead to a rise in public awareness that CO2 is not a pollutant and is not a significant greenhouse gas that is triggering runaway global warming. How did we ever get to this point where bad science is driving big...
  • Obama Talks Global Warming to Shivering Crowd

    01/18/2009 6:22:02 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 38 replies · 1,851+ views
    AmericanThinker ^ | 1/17/09 | Marc Sheppard
    In the first speech of his "whistle-stop" tour to Washington, Barack Obama talked global warming to a crowd of shivering Philadelphians who braved 18 degree (sub 10 degree wind-chill) temperatures on their journey to the 30th Street Train Station. It's hard to believe that, given the arctic-like temperatures the northeast has suffered through this winter, the president-elect didn't instruct his writers to reword this passage from his "historic" speech: [my emphasis] "Only a handful of times in our history has a generation been confronted with challenges so vast. An economy that is
  • Waxman promises quick action on climate

    01/15/2009 8:54:23 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 139 replies · 4,655+ views
    YahooNews ^ | 1/15/09 | Associated Press Writer H. Josef Heber
    California Rep. Henry Waxman said Thursday the environment and U.S. economy depend on congressional action to confront the threat of climate change. Waxman, chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, spoke as he opened Congress' first hearing on climate legislation. A group of 14 corporate
  • 'Death Map' Shows Where Americans Most Likely to Die

    12/17/2008 11:13:02 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 77 replies · 3,451+ views
    Live Science ^ | December 17, 2008 | Jeanna Bryner
    A new map plotting deaths resulting from forces of nature reveals where Mother Nature is most likely to kill you. People living in the South along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts have a higher likelihood of dying from a natural hazard compared to residents of the Great Lakes area and urbanized Northeast.
  • Snow falling in New Orleans

    12/11/2008 6:47:16 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 76 replies · 3,114+ views ^ | 12/11/08 |
    <p>NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Snow is falling in the New Orleans area.</p> <p>The National Weather Service says a mixture of sleet and snow is falling Thursday morning from Baton Rouge east across much of southeastern Louisiana.</p> <p>The winter weather closed some schools and created hazardous driving conditions.</p>
  • Mother Nature pulls plug on Earth Day concert in Washington (Tornadoes whip through D.C.)

    04/21/2008 4:51:36 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies · 266+ views
    Earth Times ^ | 4/21/08 | DPA
    Mother Nature pulls plug on Earth Day concert in WashingtonPosted : Mon, 21 Apr 2008 01:12:01 GMT Author : DPA Category : Environment Washington - Environmental activists tried to rally Sunday in Washington to encourage action on climate change, but they couldn't get the weather to cooperate. Green Apple Festival, a group seeking to raise environmental awareness through live music events, was the organizer of concerts across the country ahead of the annual Earth Day observance, which is Tuesday. Concerts with diverse performances were held in New York, Miami, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, San Francisco and Los Angeles. An eighth show...
  • Caption Aretha Franklin (that's-just-wrong alert)

    02/11/2008 6:42:18 AM PST · by redstates4ever · 92 replies · 181+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 2/10/08 | staff
    "Aretha Franklin performs at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008, in Los Angeles."

    10/25/2007 5:48:57 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 27 replies · 51+ views
    Right Wing Nut House ^ | October 25, 2007 | Rick Moran
    The fires in southern California are still burning out of control in some places. People are still fleeing in advance of the inferno as the blaze has consumed nearly 2,000 homes and threatens thousands of others. A billion dollars in damage so far and there is no relief in sight for the residents and officials who are living this nightmare. Meanwhile, it’s business as usual for the left, trying to score political points off of tragedy. This time, a couple of right wing pundits have chimed in, to the approving nods of some conservatives who have learned well the lessons...
  • Extra Carbon Dioxide Causing Plant Attacks

    02/16/2007 5:26:20 PM PST · by dynachrome · 24 replies · 895+ views ^ | 2-16-07 | Ecoenquirer
    Residents of some normally peaceful neighborhoods expressed concern about the defensive mood that has descended over their towns. One elderly lady complained, "I used to take my begonia outside for a little fresh air and sunshine every day, but now I'm worried for her safety! I just keep her safe, indoors now".
  • SAUNDERS: Crocodile tears

    09/07/2006 8:00:37 AM PDT · by SmithL · 83 replies · 2,274+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/7/6 | Debra J. Saunders
    NOW YOU know why Aussie crocodile aficionado Steve Irwin called the new TV show he was working on "The Ocean's Deadliest." After years of poking his boyish face and trademark safari shirt, khaki shorts and hiking boots in front of dangerous animals, Irwin likely would have found some small satisfaction in a deadly animal -- a stingray with a fatal barb -- living up to his PR. Crikey. With Irwin gone, the world will see a little less swagger. Irwin's enthusiasm was infectious and his love for animals was apparent. You have to admire a man who, trained as a...
  • Mother Nature or The Wrath of God?

    01/08/2006 6:54:40 AM PST · by RoadTest · 3 replies · 201+ views
    Dial The Truth Ministries ^ | 2005 | Dr. Terry Watkins
    The destruction from hurricane Katrina unleashed a disaster like our nation has never encountered. Like a guided missile, Katrina executed a mission of utmost devastation. Despite our advancements in technology, computers, satellites, healthcare and tons of mind-boggling innovations – the nation stood speechless and helpless. It seemed everything that could go wrong – went wrong. The breaking of the New Orleans levees; the thousands of trapped victims; the incessant looting; the perverse crime; the escalating gas prices; the complete collapse of the nation’s infrastructure for disaster aid – each day after Katrina brought new nightmares – each day after Katrina...
  • The year of unnatural disasters (Could mankind be to blame?)

    12/23/2005 7:04:38 PM PST · by presidio9 · 25 replies · 633+ views
    AFP ^ | 12/23/05
    In the space of a year, a tsunami, an earthquake, brutal storms and floods have claimed more than 300,000 lives and cost at least 100 billion dollars in damage. Humans prefer to view these catastrophes as the result of misfortune, of randomness, of the unfathomable forces of Nature, of the whim of gods or of God. But the exceptional disasters of the past 12 months raise a far more difficult question. Could mankind be to blame? For many scientists, the deep pain from this year's string of disasters is to a very large degree man-made. From the Mississippi delta to...
  • Time's Person of the Year Nominees

    12/17/2005 9:04:50 AM PST · by Lunatic Fringe · 79 replies · 2,977+ views
    Keep in mind that Time's "Person of the Year" is supposed to be the person who "most affected the news and our lives, for good or for ill, and embodied what was important about the year." Given this criteria, I scratch my head over some of these nominees. Steve Jobs Pope Benedict XVI Bill and Melinda Gates The Google Guys J.K. Rowling Rick Warren Condoleezza Rice Valerie Plame Bono Mother Nature George W. Bush Lance Armstrong
  • Harvard Chick Profs vs. the "Ice Princess"

    03/24/2005 9:24:20 AM PST · by Cool Chick · 6 replies · 973+ views ^ | March 23, 2005 | Debbie Schlussel
    Harvard Chick Profs vs. the “Ice Princess” March 23, 2005 By Debbie Schlussel Oops. Lawrence Summers isn’t from Hollywood, and he’s not a sexy starlet from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” or “Sex and the City.” If only he underwent an “Extreme Makeover” to fit these characteristics, Summers might get away with his comments about lack of women in the sciences in academia. After all, the Harvard President--who continues to be under fire for attributing gender differences to a lack of women in the sciences--recently suffered a vote of no confidence by Harvard professors. Yet, this past weekend’s Disney movie, “Ice...
  • X deaths does not equal Y deaths if factor Z is present or does it?

    12/31/2004 9:46:11 PM PST · by topher · 18 replies · 555+ views
    Recent Disasters and everyday killing by choice | January 1, 2004 | Vanity
    What is more brutual -- 200,000 totally innocent lives lost in man made killings by the choice of individuals or Mother Nature kill 117,000 people in Asia. Of course, I am talking about 200,000 abortions in the former case -- the taking of a human life by other human beings. In the latter case, the 117,000 people in Asia, I am referring to the events of December 26th 2004 because of an earthquake plus a tsunami. Every human life should be important to us. But we will all die. Someone tailgating on the interstate at 80MPH 10 feet behind another...
  • Indian Ocean Earthquake: A 'Force Majeure' - (Alan Caruba's Newest!)

    12/29/2004 6:30:23 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 710+ views
    I have been thinking about the earthquake that occurred in the Indian Ocean and the resulting massive ocean wave, a tsunami, that wreaked havoc throughout the area, affecting Sri Lanka, Thailand, and parts of Indonesia. Estimates of the toll are expected to exceed 40,000 dead. Some people would call it an act of God, but a term lawyers use is “force majeure.” Literally, a major or greater force and one understood to be a natural and unavoidable catastrophe that interrupts the expected course of events. It is a clause that excuses a party to a contract from liability. The Bible...
  • Two Volcanoes Ready to Erupt: Mt. St. Helens and Mauna Loa

    09/28/2004 4:44:26 PM PDT · by KiloLima · 48 replies · 3,548+ views
    KABC ^ | 9/28/04 | GMA, AP
    SEATTLE — Seismologists in Washington State are on alert as earthquakes rock Mount St. Helens. Plus, the rumbling of the world's largest volcano, Mauna Loa in Hawaii, shows no signs of stopping. Are these two volcanoes ready to erupt? Mount St. Helens is just one volcanic hot spot and scientist are working hard to predict when or if there will be an eruption soon. The Washington State volcano erupted in 1980. A good portion of the mountain was literally blown to pieces creating devastation in its path. On Monday small earthquakes rattled Mount St. Helens at the rate of one...
  • Black Bears Taking Over California For Easy Meal (Hold Muh Bear Alert!)

    07/21/2003 3:25:12 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 11 replies · 281+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 7/21/03 | Hilda Munoz
    Faced with the prospect of an easy meal, some California black bears are capable of remarkable feats. The voracious omnivores can pop windows out of cars, break down doors and even, apparently, memorize garbage collection days. "They want to consume as many calories as they can with the least amount of effort," said Lorna Bernard, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Fish and Game. "When they stumble upon somebody's cabin that has a barbecue out, to a bear that's a gold mine."
  • Wind-driven fires tax crews after official fire season ends(Calif.)

    11/26/2002 6:26:38 AM PST · by madfly · 12 replies · 284+ views
    The Press Enterprise ^ | Nov. 26, 2002 | Don Thompson
    SACRAMENTO Wind-driven wildfires taxed firefighting crews up and down the northern Sierra Nevada Monday, weeks after the end of northern California's official fire season.Eldorado National Forest had already laid off 60 seasonal firefighters and was struggling to man its equipment to fight about 15 fires, the largest at 1,000 acres, said spokesman Frank Mosbacher.Tahoe National Forest also had laid off its seasonal firefighters but was able to find enough crew members to fight blazes totaling about 250 acres, said spokeswoman Ann Westling.Farther south in Calaveras County, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection reported six separate fires.Problems in all...
  • The pregnant pause here is me imagining oldster moms

    11/22/2002 6:29:50 PM PST · by victim soul · 6 replies · 675+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | 11.14.02 | Kerry Dougherty
    The pregnant pause here is me imagining oldster moms he Virginian-Pilot © November 14, 2002 Excuse me. Please. I'm trembling so violently I can barely type. I'm also hyperventilating, perspiring and on the verge of what feels like a bad case of the vapors. Blame it on the news. Once again, The Pilot's front page has scared the bejabbers out of me. And a lot of other women. No, I'm not referring to Wednesday's headline that raised the specter of Osama bin Laden still menacing America. Most of us already knew that. I'm talking about that happy little story...
  • Environmentalism without Hypocrisy

    10/18/2002 2:37:46 PM PDT · by traditio · 2 replies · 284+ views
    Festina Lente ^ | Jonathan David Carson, Ph.D.
    That secular/New Age environmentalists are untroubled by the natural destruction of the environment and animal rights activists are moved only by human cruelty suggests that environmentalists are less interested in conserving the environment than in destroying the works of man and that animal rights activists are motivated more by hatred of people than love of animals.
  • God and Evolution

    07/05/2002 12:26:31 PM PDT · by Khepera · 376 replies · 588+ views
    Stands to Reason ^ | Gregory Koukl
    What is the problem with evolutionists referring to "Mother Nature?" I've got tons of fishing magazines at home; they're laying everywhere. This one is entitled In-Fisherman and it is one of the best fishing magazines around. It's very helpful in educating you about fishing--fresh-water fishing in particular. But they have these short sections in the beginning--snippets, side-bar type things. This one is entitled "New View of Eye-Spots." It talks about how they are reassessing why these creatures have eye-spots. The purpose for eye-spots, according to evolutionary theory, is to trick the larger fish into attacking the eye-spot and away from...
  • 'ENVIRONMENTAL TERRORISM': Western Governors, Bush Decry Fire Fiasco

    07/05/2002 10:22:20 AM PDT · by madfly · 65 replies · 1,019+ views Wires and ^ | June 26, 2002 | United Press International
    Wednesday, June 26, - PHOENIX – Self-described "environmentalists" have opposed forest management programs that could have prevented wildfires such as those burning thousands of acres in Arizona and Colorado, the new chairman of the Western Governors Association said Tuesday.President Bush also made a mocking reference Tuesday to the extremist so-called Greens, who would better be dubbed Grays, in "honor" of the ashen color of the land where pine forests once thrived.Speaking to reporters after an association meeting, Gov. Judy Martz, R-Mont., said as incoming chairman, her priority would be reducing the threat of wildfires to communities and the environment....