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  • Church of Sol: The Solar Cycle's Potential Impact on Weather and Climate

    01/20/2019 7:26:34 PM PST · by Pontiac · 16 replies
    wunderground.com ^ | 1/20/19 | Bob Henson
    In our last post, we looked at seasonal forecasts that have long been calling for a cold late winter in the central and eastern United States based on various signals, including stratospheric warming and the El Niño/Southern Oscillation. A winter storm dubbed Harper is the first salvo in this transition. This weekend, Harper will bring very heavy snows and widespread ice across large parts of the Northeast. See weather.com for frequent updates on Harper. There’s another player in the seasonal prediction game, and it’s one that many forecasters have long derided or dismissed: the 11-year cycle of solar activity. In...
  • Meet Ultima AND Thule: First high-resolution images of most distant object ever visited

    01/02/2019 1:24:00 PM PST · by Simon Green · 172 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 1/2/19 | Cheyenne MacDonald
    Humanity has captured its first clear look at an object in the faraway Kuiper Belt. NASA revealed the first images and science data from this week's historic flyby in a news conference Wednesday afternoon. Far from the blurry 'bowling pin' we saw with New Horizons' first look when it beamed its signal home early morning on January 1, the new images reveal Ultima Thule is snowman-shaped red world with two distinct lobes - one stacked atop the other. This arrangement is what's known as a contact binary, the experts say – and, it’s now the first a spacecraft has...
  • Hello...

    12/30/2018 12:25:18 PM PST · by OnlyLiberalHere · 377 replies
    Me | Today | Me
    I guess I'm here... I came to understand why and how you guys think the way you do. I'm extremely liberal and have a burning hatred for a good amount of the right, however I still want to contribute. I dislike being divided, I dislike any phobias that I know many of you have, and after reading some of the opinions on here I can honestly say that I see no good that can come from this website. The garbage spewed on here makes me want to puke. The clear disregard for political correctness and the way others may feel...
  • Senators defy White House, introduce resolution pinning Khashoggi murder on Saudi crown prince

    12/05/2018 8:16:31 PM PST · by iknowibtz · 85 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12-5-18 | Naomi Lim
  • Greenhouse gas 'detergent' recycles itself in atmosphere

    12/02/2018 1:08:15 PM PST · by ETL · 18 replies
    phys.org/news ^ | Nov 30, 2018 | Ellen Gray, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
    A simple molecule in the atmosphere that acts as a "detergent" to breakdown methane and other greenhouse gases has been found to recycle itself to maintain a steady global presence in the face of rising emissions, according to new NASA research. Understanding its role in the atmosphere is critical for determining the lifetime of methane, a powerful contributor to climate change. The hydroxyl (OH) radical, a molecule made up of one hydrogen atom, one oxygen atom with a free (or unpaired) electron is one of the most reactive gases in the atmosphere and regularly breaks down other gases, effectively ending...
  • More protection: UN says Earth's ozone layer is healing

    11/05/2018 9:31:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | November 5, 2018 | By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP SCIENCE WRITER
    Earth's protective ozone layer is finally healing from damage caused by aerosol sprays and coolants, a new United Nations report said. The ozone layer had been thinning since the late 1970s. Scientist raised the alarm and ozone-depleting chemicals were phased out worldwide. As a result, the upper ozone layer above the Northern Hemisphere should be completely repaired in the 2030s and the gaping Antarctic ozone hole should disappear in the 2060s, according to a scientific assessment released Monday at a conference in Quito, Ecuador. The Southern Hemisphere lags a bit and its ozone layer should be healed by mid-century. "It's...
  • Stock Decline: Massive sell program?

    10/11/2018 8:51:29 PM PDT · by TECTopcat · 48 replies
    https://www.cnbc.com ^ | 10/11/2018 | Bob Pisani
    Massive Stock Market Sell off triggered by one sell program?: I'm not one for conspiracy theories and the fact is that for over 100 years, every massive selloff has been an opportunity to buy. The trick is when. (I think/HOPE Friday or Monday will be start of up tick-) But a continuing stock market decline would be very bad for any Republicans in midterms, I know some of you don't follow the market but it is linked to success or failure of those in party e.g . Obama would never have won 1st term (he was trailing McCain in all...
  • Can a lesbian feminist ever win the presidency in the future?

    09/13/2018 7:48:10 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 65 replies
    Guava Cheese Puff | September 13, 2018 | Guava Cheese Puff
    Serious question here. We know that the Democratic Party is the identity politics party. They like to pander to women, black, Latino, millennial, gay, white women, etc. They nominated and elected the first black man (Barack Obama). They nominated the first woman (Hillary Clinton), but failed. They'll try to run a woman or a Latino candidate, potentially. However, do you see Democrats nominating a lesbian feminist, and could that person win the presidency in the future, especially since the Left controls the media, academia, etc.?
  • Trump/Putin and wow, look at the reaction!

    07/16/2018 12:28:13 PM PDT · by right way right · 119 replies
    vanity/observation | self
    Well, Clinton sure did lay out todays theme for the globalists side. Today, that side is apocalyptic! Wow, I mean, they REALLY are apocalyptic! They’re about to overplay it. Shumer just stepped in it too. They protest too much. You don’t have to trust Putin at all to clearly see that YUUGE nerve sticking out. Many on ‘our side’ are hand wringing, as usual too.
  • If you are zotted or banned - can you re-register under a new name? Vanity

    06/14/2018 9:30:33 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 204 replies
    FR | 1996 | Jim Robinson
    From FR homepage: Over 400,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic since inception in 1996 and our forum is read daily by over one hundred thousand freedom loving citizens and patriots from all around the country, and all around the world. We're currently delivering over twenty million pageviews per month to over one million monthly visitors. Oh, we're big stuff all right:
  • Low-income Californians most vulnerable as climate change exacerbates air pollution, report says

    04/30/2018 7:46:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | April 29, 2018 | By CLAUDIA BOYD-BARRETT
    California’s air pollution levels are among the worst in the country, and climate change is making the situation worse, according to a new report from the American Lung Association. Despite the state’s efforts to reign in air pollution, 90 percent of California residents are exposed to unhealthy air at some point during the year, according to the State of the Air 2018 report. While air pollution is bad for everyone’s health, low-income communities, children, seniors, and people with underlying health problems tend to be most impacted when ozone and particle pollution levels soar, experts said. Afif El-Hasan, a pediatrician in...
  • Scientists unable to explain why ozone layer failing to heal

    02/06/2018 9:21:10 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 51 replies
    Press Herald ^ | Chris Mooney
    In 1987, countries of the world agreed to the Montreal Protocol, a treaty designed to phase out chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, responsible for destroying ozone in the stratosphere. The protocol has worked as intended in reducing these substances, and early healing of the ozone “hole” over Antarctica has been subsequently hailed by scientists. But the study by Ball and his colleagues focused instead on the lower latitudes where the vast majority of humans live. There, the scientists found a relatively small but hard-to-explain decline of ozone in the lower part of the stratosphere, the layer of the atmosphere that extends from...
  • California Puts Out Bogus LGBT Study With Fake News Conclusion

    12/18/2017 9:16:54 PM PST · by ChristiAnn8513 · 12 replies
    Project Republic ^ | 12/08/17 | Danielle Jackson
    Another day, another extremely false “academic” study. More like “epidemic” study. An epidemic of false information and bias. We’ve often talked about the efforts of the left to push an agenda by fabricating factoids. But this is just rich. This new study wants us to believe 1/3 of Californian teens are queer. Of course, it’s from California. Researchers out of the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research analyzed data from the 2015-2016 version of the California Health Interview Survey, which collected data from 1,300 households.
  • Texas Congressman Runs What Former Aides Call a Hostile Workplace

    12/11/2017 7:30:18 PM PST · by Joe Dallas · 23 replies
    New York ^ | 12/1/17 | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    WASHINGTON — When Lauren Greene, a former communications director for Representative Blake Farenthold, sued him claiming sexual harassment, among her complaints was that he “disclosed that a female lobbyist had propositioned him for ‘a threesome.’” Mr. Farenthold, in legal documents, said that Ms. Greene had it wrong. The woman wasn’t a lobbyist, he said. As allegations of sexual misconduct rock Capitol Hill — three lawmakers announced their resignations last week alone — Mr. Farenthold, Republican of Texas, stands out as the survivor. He was sued over accusations of sexual harassment three years ago, paid out an $84,000 settlement, financed by...
  • Earth’s Ozone Hole Shrivels to Smallest Since 1988

    11/02/2017 10:16:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | November 2, 2017 | Seth Borenstein
    The ozone hole over Antarctica shrank to its smallest peak since 1988, NASA said Thursday. The huge hole in Earth’s protective ozone layer reached its maximum this year in September, and this year NASA said it was 7.6 million square miles wide. The hole size shrinks after mid-September. This year’s maximum hole is more than twice as big as the United States, but it’s 1.3 million square miles less than last year and 3.3 million square miles smaller than 2015.
  • Cracker plant creates controversy (Ethane cracking, not saltines) [600 jobs in Pennsylvania]

    10/05/2017 12:28:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Pitt News ^ | October 5, 2017 | Remy Samuels
    Despite the promise of creating 600 permanent jobs, the ethane cracker plant being built about 40 minutes northwest of Pittsburgh by car continues to face scrutiny from environmental groups. Shell Chemical Appalachia decided in 2012 that Beaver County would be the site of a new $6 billion plant to manufacture plastics. Shell chose the Beaver County location because of its proximity to natural gas supplies and because the majority of North American polyethylene — the most common plastic — customers are in a 700-mile radius of Pittsburgh. In a statement published on its website, Shell said it expects to employ...
  • Maryland suing EPA on power plant pollution in other states

    09/27/2017 4:03:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 27, 2017 5:05 PM EDT | Brian Witte
    Maryland is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to act on a petition requiring power plants in five upwind states to reduce pollution, the state’s attorney general and an official in Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration said Wednesday. The Hogan administration says 70 percent of Maryland’s ozone problem originates in upwind states. Maryland petitioned the EPA in November for a finding that 36 power plant units in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia are emitting air pollution affecting Maryland in violation of the Clean Air Act’s “good neighbor provision.” In January, the EPA issued a six-month extension to...
  • How To Predict The Next Zot? Bash America.

    06/01/2017 1:01:00 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 11 replies
    Poletical ^ | June 1st, 2017 | Poletical
    Venezuela. Syria. Russia. Iran. Libya. Iraq. Afghanistan. Saudi Arabia. Israel. All of these countries have one thing in common. They're all a part of a global war being waged by the United States. To some, the war is one of nation building and global dominance, to others it's a life or death battle for the greater good. On the global chessboard, there are three major players. The United States, Russia and China. All of the other players are nothing more than pawns. This game has been playing out for decades, but it can only have one winner. To better understand...
  • HAPPY FRanniverary TO MEEEEEE (1999)

    04/12/2017 10:30:35 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 40 replies
    4/12/17 | martin_fierro
    HAPPY FRANNIVERSARY TOOOO MEEEEEEE
  • Report: Ozone Hole Has Shrunk by More Than Four Million Square Kilometers

    03/28/2017 6:23:38 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 53 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 28 Mar 2017 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    In the period from 2000-2015, the hole in the ozone layer shrank by more than 4 million square kilometers—nearly a billion acres—according to a new report in the journal Science. During the 1980s and into the 1990s, news of a massive hole in the ozone layer caused worldwide panic, stoked by everything from rumors of sheep being blinded by increased atmospheric radiation to the fear of a skin cancer pandemic and even comparisons to “AIDS from the sky.” Now scientists at MIT along with others have found that since 2000 the ozone hole has actually shrunk by an area half...