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  • Global Warming Link to Drowned Polar Bears Melts Under Searing Fed Probe

    08/11/2011 3:20:21 PM PDT · by yoe · 41 replies
    Human Events ^ | August 11, 2011 | Audrey Hudson
    Polar bears drowning in an Alaskan sea because the ice packs are melting—it’s the iconic image of the global warming debate. But the validity of the science behind the image—presented as an ignoble testament to our environment in peril by Al Gore in his film An Inconvenient Truth—is now part of a federal investigation that has the environmental community on edge. Special agents from the Interior Department’s inspector general's office are questioning the two government scientists about the paper they wrote on drowned polar bears, suggesting mistakes were made in the math and as to how the bears actually died,...
  • 'Ice Wars' heating up the Arctic

    07/17/2011 9:44:23 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | 15 July 2011 | Kaj Larsen
    On a small, floating piece of ice in the Beaufort Sea, several hundred miles north of Alaska, a group of scientists are documenting what some dub an "Arctic meltdown." According to climate scientists, the warming of the region is shrinking the polar ice cap at an alarming rate, reducing the permafrost layer and wreaking havoc on polar bears, arctic foxes and other indigenous wildlife in the region. What is bad for the animals, though, has been good for commerce. The recession of the sea ice and the reduction in permafrost -- combined with advances in technology -- have allowed access...
  • Global warming to melt all ice in Arctic Ocean every summer: study

    04/18/2011 4:51:59 PM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    xinhuanet.com ^ | April 18, 2011
    LOS ANGELES, April 17 (Xinhua) -- Global warming will melt all the ice in the Arctic Ocean every summer, raising earth temperatures even further, researchers at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) warned. The findings, available online Sunday in the April issue of Earth and Planetary Science Letters, a leading journal in geoscience, were based on analysis of the fossilized remains of four-million-year-old mollusks, they said. Two novel geochemical techniques used to determine the temperature at which the mollusk shells were formed suggest that summertime Arctic temperatures during the early Pliocene epoch (3.5 million to 4 million years ago) may...
  • The Changing Artic [case for Global Warming]

    01/18/2011 2:42:52 PM PST · by DBCJR · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 2, 1922 | George Ifft
    Global Warming is a long established scientific fact! See the linked article from the Washington Post November 2, 1922. Makes you wonder how the polar ice lasted this long, doesn't it? Especially since this was before 95% (being conservative here) of the current pollutants that are allegedly causing Global Warming. Someone think Al Gore's grandfather wrote the article? No, George Ifft
  • Spying On Icebergs?

    01/07/2010 5:16:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies · 1,205+ views
    Investors.com ^ | January 7, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Climate Change: We can't stop terrorists from boarding planes with explosive undies, but the CIA has assets sufficient to monitor Arctic ice and look for signs of global warming? Is al-Qaida recruiting polar bears? One wouldn't think that the increasing polar bear population and the increasing rate of recidivism of former Guantanamo detainees released into the wild were related, but they are. At the urging of Al Gore, the administration is signing on to a plan to task vital intelligence assets to protect not the people of the United States, but the environment. The program, shot down by President Bush,...
  • Five Decades Of Cooling Ahead

    12/24/2009 3:44:23 PM PST · by raptor22 · 86 replies · 4,041+ views
    Investors.com ^ | December 24, 2009 | INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY staff
    Climate Change: A peer-reviewed study by a respected Canadian physicist blames the interplay of cosmic rays and chlorofluorocarbons for 20th-century warming. The CFCs are now gone, and so is warming — perhaps for the next 50 years. Much of the nation got a white Christmas this year, some in unprecedented quantities. A record-breaking storm deposited 12 to 30 inches of snow in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Many places set records for the most snow in a single December day as more than 50% of the U.S. was covered by the white stuff. Scientists (and here we use the word...
  • Palin Vs. Gore: Oceans Apart

    12/14/2009 5:23:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 2,002+ views
    Investors.com ^ | December 14, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Global Warming: The Alaskan governor who knew polar bears weren't endangered says the planet isn't either and challenges the oracle of climate change. Al Gore says despite the CRU e-mails, the situation is of the utmost gravity. In a Dec. 9 Washington Post op-ed, Sarah Palin noted that the Climate-gate e-mails from the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia "reveal that leading climate 'experts' deliberately destroyed records, manipulated data to 'hide the decline' in global temperatures and tried to silence their critics from publishing in peer-reviewed journals." This did not sit well with Gore. "The entire North...
  • Gore: Polar ice may vanish in 5-7 years

    12/14/2009 1:00:33 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 130 replies · 2,696+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/14/09 | Charles J. Hanley - ap
    COPENHAGEN – New computer modeling suggests the Arctic Ocean may be nearly ice-free in the summertime as early as 2014, Al Gore said Monday at the U.N. climate conference. This new projection, following several years of dramatic retreat by polar sea ice, suggests that the ice cap may nearly vanish in the summer much sooner than the year 2030, as was forecast by a U.S. government agency eight months ago. One U.S. government scientist Monday questioned the new prediction as too severe, but other researchers previously have projected a quicker end than 2030 to the Arctic summer ice cap. "It...
  • The Coming Climate Dictatorship

    11/12/2009 5:54:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies · 1,923+ views
    Investors.com ^ | November 12, 2009
    Control: The House and Senate climate bills contain a provision giving the president extraordinary powers in the event of a "climate emergency." As chief of staff Rahm Emanuel says, a crisis is a terrible thing to waste. If you thought the House health care bill that nobody read has hidden passages that threaten our freedoms and liberty, take a peak at the "trigger" placed in the byzantine innards of both the House-passed Waxman-Markey bill and the Kerry-Boxer bill just passed by Democrats out of Sen. Barbara Boxer's Environment and Public Works Committee. As Nick Loris of the Heritage Foundation points...
  • Three Decades Of Global Cooling

    10/12/2009 8:33:35 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 18 replies · 1,783+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 12, 2009 | IBD staff
    Climate Change: As a Colorado Rockies playoff game is snowed out, scientists report that Arctic sea ice is thickening and Antarctic snow melt is the lowest in three decades. Whatever happened to global warming? Al Gore wasn't there to throw out the first snowball, er, baseball, so he might not have noticed that Saturday's playoff game between the Colorado Rockies and the Philadelphia Phillies was snowed out — in early October. The field should have been snow-free just as the North Pole was to be ice-free this year. It seems that ice at both poles hasn't been paying attention to...
  • ICE AND SNOW CENTER ADMITS ERROR IN CALCULATION OF POLAR ICE THIS YEAR

    02/23/2009 3:39:47 PM PST · by Kackikat · 50 replies · 4,687+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 02/23/09 | Kackikat
    Brett Baer just announced the Snow and Ice Center that measures amount of Polar Ice just admitted they made a mistake the size of California, when measuring the amount of ice.
  • Another Stake In Global Warming's Heart

    01/17/2009 5:21:01 AM PST · by Petro · 6 replies · 624+ views
    With temps across this country dipping to (or even past) 15-year lows, I thought I might to do another blog entry on the issue of Global Warming. It just seems like a week doesn't go by without another fact or two that refutes the false belief that we are in the midst of a worldly overheating due to man-made CO2 emissions. Here are a sampling of things that I have read over the last few weeks that just help to blow a hole in all this Global Warming hype and panic.......
  • Arctic ice cap melting 30 years ahead of forecast (annoying ice succesfully removed by man!)

    05/02/2007 8:41:50 AM PDT · by dead · 50 replies · 1,348+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue May 1, 2:59 PM ET | Deborah Zabarenko, Environment Correspondent
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Arctic ice cap is melting much faster than expected and is now about 30 years ahead of predictions made by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a U.S. ice expert said on Tuesday. This means the ocean at the top of the world could be free or nearly free of summer ice by 2020, three decades sooner than the global panel's gloomiest forecast of 2050. No ice on the Arctic Ocean during summer would be a major spur to global warming, said Ted Scambos, a glaciologist at the National Snow and Ice Center in Colorado. "Right...
  • Melting polar ice would drown parts of San Francisco Bay Area

    02/18/2007 5:44:27 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 189 replies · 3,114+ views
    Highways, houses, industrial developments and entire neighborhoods along the San Francisco Bay will be under water if global warming causes tides to rise as much as 3 feet in the coming decades, according to new maps developed by the Bay Conservation and Development Commission. The maps, prepared for The San Francisco Chronicle, depict entirely submerged parts of residential cities such as Corte Madera, Mill Valley, Sausalito, San Rafael, Hayward and Newark. In San Francisco, the Caltrain mass transit system and an ambitious Candlestick Point redevelopment project would be vulnerable to flooding. Much of the Silicon Valley shoreline would be under...
  • Reports Point to Proof of Global Warming

    11/17/2004 11:15:31 PM PST · by TChris · 15 replies · 553+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 11/15/2004 | MATT CRENSON
    Politicians in the nation's capital have been reluctant to set limits on the carbon dioxide pollution that is expected to warm the planet by 4 to 7 degrees Fahrenheit during the next century, citing uncertainty about the severity of the threat. But that uncertainty may have shrunk somewhat with the release last week of two scientific reports suggesting that global warming is not just a hypothetical possibility, but a real phenomenon that has already started transforming especially sensitive parts of the globe. Overall, the reports say, Earth's climate has warmed by about 1 degree Fahrenheit since 1900. In the Arctic,...
  • Lunar base options divide experts

    04/06/2004 6:19:06 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 10 replies · 426+ views
    BBC News Online ^ | Monday, April 5, 2004 | By Dr. David Whitehouse
    Scientists are divided about the use of the Moon as a base to develop ways to travel to Mars, according to reports given to the US government. Some have said the possibility of water-ice existing at the lunar poles would allow a moonbase to use the ice as rocket fuel for a Mars mission. Others contend that it would be too difficult to extract. And there is disagreement about whether the moon is a good alternative to space as a base for advanced telescopes. In January, President Bush redirected the US space effort sending astronauts back to the Moon and...