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  • In Climate Denial, Again

    10/18/2010 12:33:31 PM PDT · by jda · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | 17 October 2010 | Editorial
    "A few may genuinely believe global warming is a left-wing plot. Others may be singing the tune of corporate benefactors. And many Republicans have seized on the cap-and-trade climate bill as another way to paint Democrats as out-of-control taxers. "In one way or another, though, all are custodians of a strategy whose guiding principle has been to avoid debate about solutions to climate change by denying its existence — or at least by diminishing its importance. The strategy worked, destroying hopes for Congressional action while further confusing ordinary citizens for whom global warming was already a remote and complex matter....
  • A ‘Pretty Edgy’ Climate Campaign (blowing people up)

    10/04/2010 11:58:11 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 4, 2010 | ANDREW C. REVKIN
    Hey, in an entertainment universe where a blood-soaked psychopath can be a hero and flesh-munching zombies can be hilarious (to me, too), what’s a few exploding schoolchildren? Late last week, a British climate group released “ No Pressure,” a mini-film aimed at rounding up new recruits to its “10:10″ movement, in which people, schools, companies and other participants pledge to cut their greenhouse gas emissions 10 percent in a year. On paper, the project had everything going for it — the screenwriter of “Four Weddings and a Funeral” and “Bridget Jones’s Diary,” music by Radiohead, on-screen talent including Gillian Anderson,...
  • Osama bin Laden Concerned About Climate (Osama Channels Al Gore and Code Pink)

    10/01/2010 11:24:33 AM PDT · by kristinn · 14 replies
    AFP via The Herald-Sun ^ | Friday, October 1, 2010
    "If governments spent only one per cent of what is spent on armies, they would change the face of the world for poor people." Osama bin Laden, October 1, 2010. OSAMA bin Laden believes climate change is more damaging than war. An audio recording attributed to the al-Qaeda leader and broadcast on the internet yesterday expresses concern about the devastating floods in Pakistan and calls on Muslims to provide relief for the victims. "The number of victims caused by climate change is very big... bigger than the victims of wars," says the recording. If genuine, the recording would be...
  • L.A.'s hottest day ever (Al Gore was right?)

    09/28/2010 8:47:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 09/28/2010 | Bob Pool and Rong-Gong Lin II
    How hot was it? The National Weather Service's thermometer downtown reached 113 degrees for the first time since records began being kept in 1877 — and then stopped working. The record highs follow a summer of record lows. It was so hot Monday that it broke the all-time record — and the weatherman's thermometer. The National Weather Service's thermometer for downtown Los Angeles headed into uncharted territory at 12:15 p.m. Monday, reaching 113 degrees for the first time since records began being kept in 1877. Shortly after that banner moment, the temperature dipped back to 111, and then climbed back...
  • UN to appoint Earth contact for aliens (Yes, you read that correctly and no, it's not a spoof)

    09/25/2010 8:09:44 PM PDT · by Stoat · 262 replies · 3+ views
    News.Com (Australia) ^ | September 25, 2010
    THE United Nations was set today to appoint an obscure Malaysian astrophysicist to act as Earth�s first contact for any aliens that may come visiting. Mazlan Othman, the head of the UN's little-known Office for Outer Space Affairs (Unoosa), is to describe her potential new role next week at a scientific conference at the Royal Society’s Kavli conference centre in Buckinghamshire. She is scheduled to tell delegates that the recent discovery of hundreds of planets around other stars has made the detection of extraterrestrial life more likely than ever before - and that means the UN must be ready...
  • Republican hopefuls deny global warming(The horror,the horror;)

    09/14/2010 1:56:56 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 22 replies
    .guardian.co.uk ^ | Tuesday 14 September 2010 | Suzanne Goldenberg
    Report reveals all bar one of party's 48 mid-term election candidates are sceptical about climate changeAll but one of the 48 Republican hopefuls for the Senate mid-term elections in November deny the existence of climate change or oppose action on global warming, according to a report released today.The strong Republican front against established science includes entrenched Senate leaders as well as the new wave of radical conservatives endorsed by the Tea Party activists, says a report by the Centre for American Progress.
  • Women more likely than men to accept global warming

    09/14/2010 1:22:17 PM PDT · by Abathar · 83 replies · 1+ views
    yahoo/scientificblgging.com ^ | September 14, 2010
    EAST LANSING, Mich. — Women tend to accept the scientific consensus on global warming more than men, according to a study by a Michigan State University researcher. The findings ('The effects of gender on climate change knowledge and concern in the American public', Population & Environment, 2010, Volume 32, Number 1, Pages 66-87), challenge common perceptions that men are more scientifically literate, said sociologist Aaron M. McCright. "Men still claim they have a better understanding of global warming than women, even though women's beliefs align much more closely with the scientific consensus," said McCright, an associate professor with appointments in...
  • Mass Extinction Threat: Earth on Verge of Huge Reset Button?

    09/02/2010 12:15:59 PM PDT · by decimon · 67 replies · 1+ views
    Live Science ^ | September 2, 2010 | Jeremy Hsu
    Mass extinctions have served as huge reset buttons that dramatically changed the diversity of species found in oceans all over the world, according to a comprehensive study of fossil records. The findings suggest humans will live in a very different future if they drive animals to extinction, because the loss of each species can alter entire ecosystems. Some scientists have speculated that effects of humans - from hunting to climate change - are fueling another great mass extinction. A few go so far as to say we are entering a new geologic epoch, leaving the 10,000-year-old Holocene Epoch behind and...
  • Discovery Channel Hostage Takers Demands [Left wing enviro basket case]

    09/01/2010 12:10:23 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 295 replies
    Save The Planet Protest ^ | 9-1-10 | James Lee
    [James Lee Demands as posted at http://www.savetheplanetprotest.com/] The Discovery Channel MUST broadcast to the world their commitment to save the planet and to do the following IMMEDIATELY:1. The Discovery Channel and it's affiliate channels MUST have daily television programs at prime time slots based on Daniel Quinn's "My Ishmael" pages 207-212 where solutions to save the planet would be done in the same way as the Industrial Revolution was done, by people building on each other's inventive ideas. Focus must be given on how people can live WITHOUT giving birth to more filthy human children since those new additions continue...
  • Andrea Mitchell: I Thought Al Gore Settled the Global Warming Issue

    08/18/2010 1:14:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/18/10 | Jeff Poor
    One may think that someone as well connected as long-time Washington correspondent and MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell might also connect the dots. After an unseasonably rough DC winter occurring right in the midst of the ClimateGate scandal, she would be aware of doubt being cast over the idea of manmade global warming. But if you want evidence her mind is made up regardless of any of this, you could detect from her reaction to a report from Politco's Jim VandeHei that some Republican candidates are using the climate change debate to advance their campaigns. (Snip) ''"It just seems that I
  • They Died Before the Oil Ran Out

    08/17/2010 9:18:08 AM PDT · by Faketan · 32 replies
    OilPrice.com ^ | 08/16/2010 | Llewellyn King
    There is an open secret in the oil industry that dare not speak its name: peak oil. Well, two did speak its name and gained no acclaim for it. One, M. King Hubbert, died years ago. The other and the most controversial, Matthew Simmons, died at his Maine summer home Aug. 8. The peak oil idea is simple: Oil is a finite commodity, and one day we are going to use up all of it. Hubbert, a geologist, began speculating on the effects of the gradual decline in worldwide production in the 1950s. He expressed this in a simple graph,...
  • Phthalate warning: Medications contain chemicals that "feminize" unborn baby boys

    08/14/2010 9:33:35 PM PDT · by TaraP · 51 replies
    Natural News ^ | November 17th, 2009
    NaturalNews) In a bombshell finding that has far-reaching implications for society and culture, scientists at the University of Rochester have found that phthalates -- the chemical found in many vinyl and plastic products -- tends to "feminize" boys, altering their brains to express more feminine characteristics. The study has been published in the Journal of Andrology. Phthalates are found in vinyl products (including vinyl flooring), PVC shower curtains, plastic furniture and even in the plastic coating of the insides of dishwashing machines. The feminization process happens during pregnancy when phthalate exposure causes hormone disruptions in the unborn baby. This chemical...
  • EPA left to pick up climate change where Congress dropped the debate

    08/05/2010 10:40:18 AM PDT · by Qbert · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/4/2010 | David A. Fahrenthold and Juliet Eilperin
    The Obama administration told Congress to find a way to regulate greenhouse gases -- or else. Last month, Congress refused: Democratic leaders in the Senate declined to take up climate legislation before their August break, which means it looks effectively dead for this session. Now the White House is stuck with "or else." The Environmental Protection Agency will soon begin regulating greenhouse gases factory by factory, power plant by power plant. That could be unwieldy, expensive and unpopular -- even President Obama has said it's not his preferred solution. But for now, it's his only option. The next few months...
  • Obesity Rating for Every American Must Be Included in Stimulus-Mandated Electronic Health Records

    07/16/2010 7:17:46 AM PDT · by traumer · 42 replies · 3+ views
    New federal regulations issued this week stipulate that the electronic health records--that all Americans are supposed to have by 2014 under the terms of the stimulus law that President Barack Obama signed last year--must record not only the traditional measures of height and weight, but also the Body Mass Index: a measure of obesity. The obesity-rating regulation states that every American's electronic health record must: “Calculate body mass index. Automatically calculate and display body mass index (BMI) based on a patient’s height and weight.” The law also requires that these electronic health records be available--with appropriate security measures--on a national...
  • Barack Hussein Einstein at Harvard

    07/14/2010 3:26:11 AM PDT · by Scanian · 19 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | July 14, 2010 | James Lewis
    There's a funny story about Barack Obama at Harvard Law, both funny-ha-ha and funny-peculiar. It involves one of those cloud-borne Himalayan intellects of liberalism, Professor Larry Tribe, the Tyler Professor of Constitutional Law at one of the most prestigious law schools in the United States. Tribe is the legal giant who is always a bridesmaid but never a bride for the Supremes. And yea verily, the Professor met and held converse with The Blessed Lightworker Himself back in the nineties. The story doesn't say if they were both stoned out of their minds when they got together, but it's the...
  • CBS' "Evening News": Gore's Loss To Bush Contributed To Separation

    CBS News: "It's been ten years since that oddly public passionate kiss at the Democratic convention. That was followed by Gore winning the popular vote for President but losing the electoral vote. Family friend Sally Quinn says that may have done the marriage irreparable harm."
  • Are You Ready For Global Cooling?

    05/21/2010 5:37:27 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 42 replies · 1,243+ views
    Investors.com ^ | May 21, 2010 | Investor's Business Daily Staff
    Climate Science: Noted scientists at a Chicago climate conference declare that global warming is not only dead, but that the planet faces a big chill for decades to come. What about those frozen wind turbines? It's not exactly Copenhagen or Kyoto, but the 700 scientists attending the fourth International Conference on Climate Change, sponsored by the Heartland Institute, had some chilling news of their own in the most liberal sense. "Global warming is over — at least for a few decades," Don Easterbrook, emeritus professor of geology at Western Washington University, told the gathering. "However, the bad news is that...
  • Oceans' fish could disappear in 40 years: UN

    05/17/2010 10:50:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 107 replies · 1,629+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/17/10 | AFP
    NEW YORK (AFP) – The world faces the nightmare possibility of fishless oceans by 2050 without fundamental restructuring of the fishing industry, UN experts said Monday. "If the various estimates we have received... come true, then we are in the situation where 40 years down the line we, effectively, are out of fish," Pavan Sukhdev, head of the UN Environment Program's green economy initiative, told journalists in New York. A Green Economy report due later this year by UNEP and outside experts argues this disaster can be avoided if subsidies to fishing fleets are slashed and fish are given protected...
  • Beautiful Women Can Be Bad for Your Health, According to Scientists

    05/04/2010 9:47:25 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies · 2,420+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 03 May 2010
    Meeting a beautiful woman can be bad for your health, scientists have found.Just five minutes alone with an attractive female raise the levels of cortisol, the body's stress hormone, according to a study from the University of Valencia. The effects are heightened in men who believe that the woman in question is "out of their league". Cortisol is produced by the body under physical or psychological stress and has been linked to heart disease. Researchers tested 84 male students by asking each one to sit in a room and solve a Sudoku puzzle. Two strangers, one male and one female,...
  • Volcano Releases One Trillion Cow Farts Into Atmosphere

    04/21/2010 1:04:49 PM PDT · by Bean Counter · 36 replies · 992+ views
    On May 2 2008, Chile's Chaiten Volcano released a gigantic cloud of emissions composed of ash, steam, smoke, and various oddball gases whose estimated amount equals to one trillion cow farts, a UN-sponsored climate change study revealed. "In just one day, this volcano set the Kyoto Protocol back 15 years, obliterating the otherwise outstanding success of our multi-billion dollar efforts to curb the release of cow farts into the atmosphere," complained Chairman of Intergovernmental Panel on Cow Farts (IPCF) Rajendra K. Pachauri at an emergency conference at Grand Plaza Hotel in New York yesterday. "Therefore, we demand that this eruption...
  • 2nd WI Planned Parenthood Caught Giving Misleading Medical Info

    04/12/2010 7:16:51 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 12 replies · 530+ views
    View video HERE. Ironically, the abortion shill, in the course of her sales pitch for death, refers to the child as a person. Even Blackmun, the infamous author of Roe vs. Wade, admitted in the majority opinion that if the fetus is a person, they are OF COURSE protected by the Fourteenth Amendment.
  • "Key" Human Ancestor Found: Fossils Link Apes, First Humans?

    04/11/2010 1:38:48 PM PDT · by valkyry1 · 103 replies · 1,020+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | April 8, 2010 | Ker Than
    Identified via two-million-year-old fossils, a new human ancestor dubbed Australopithecus sediba may be the "key transitional species" between the apelike australopithecines—and the first Homo, or human, species, according to a new study.
  • 2 more glaciers gone from Glacier National Park (due to "climate change")

    04/07/2010 10:37:31 AM PDT · by newgeezer · 26 replies · 858+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 7, 2010 11:40 AM CDT | MATTHEW BROWN (AP)
    BILLINGS, Mont. — Glacier National Park has lost two more of its namesake moving icefields to climate change, which is shrinking the rivers of ice until they grind to a halt, a government researcher said Wednesday. Warmer temperatures have reduced the number of named glaciers in the northwestern Montana park to 25, said Dan Fagre said, an ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey. He warned many of the rest of the glaciers may be gone by the end of the decade. "It's continual," Fagre said. "When we're measuring glacier margins, by the time we go home the glacier is already...
  • Can Animals Be Gay?

    04/04/2010 4:51:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 72 replies · 1,821+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 29, 2010 | JON MOOALLEM
    The Laysan albatross is a downy seabird with a seven-foot wingspan and a notched, pale yellow beak. Every November, a small colony of albatrosses assembles at a place called Kaena Point, overlooking the Pacific at the foot of a volcanic range, on the northwestern tip of Oahu, Hawaii. Each bird has spent the past six months in solitude, ranging over open water as far north as Alaska, and has come back to the breeding ground to reunite with its mate. Albatrosses can live to be 60 or 70 years old and typically mate with the same bird every year, for...
  • Dawn of the Anthropocene Epoch? Earth Has Entered New Age of Geological Time, Experts Say

    03/26/2010 9:36:25 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 15 replies · 804+ views
    Science Daily ^ | March 26, 2010 | Staff
    Geologists from the University of Leicester are among four scientists- including a Nobel prize-winner -- who suggest that Earth has entered a new age of geological time. The Age of Aquarius? Not quite -- It's the Anthropocene Epoch, say the scientists writing in the journal Environmental Science & Technology. And they add that the dawning of this new epoch may include the sixth largest mass extinction in Earth's history.
  • UK ads banned for overstating climate change

    03/15/2010 12:43:39 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies · 277+ views
    Wattsupwiththat.com ^ | March 13, 2010 | Jonathan Leake, Environment Editor of the Times
    Ed Miliband’s adverts banned for overstating climate changeThe adverts' claims 'were not supported by science' TWO government advertisements that use nursery rhymes to warn people of the dangers of climate change have been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for exaggerating the potential harm.The adverts, commissioned by Ed Miliband, the energy secretary, used the rhymes to suggest that Britain faces an inevitable increase in storms, floods and heat waves unless greenhouse gas emissions are brought under control.The ASA has ruled that the claims made in the newspaper adverts were not supported by solid science and has told the Department...
  • 95 per cent chance that Man is to blame for global warming, say scientists

    03/05/2010 10:35:35 AM PST · by PROCON · 86 replies · 1,638+ views
    timesonline ^ | March 5, 2010 | Ben Webster
    The evidence that human activity is causing global warming is much stronger than previously stated and is found in all parts of the world, according to a study that attempts to refute claims from sceptics. The “fingerprints” of human influence on the climate can be detected not only in rising temperatures but also in the saltiness of the oceans, rising humidity, changes in rainfall and the shrinking of Arctic Sea ice at the rate of 600,000 sq km a decade. The study, by senior scientists from the Met Office Hadley Centre, Edinburgh University, Melbourne University and Victoria University in Canada,...
  • Science's Big Problem (The narrative of the disinterested scientist is a myth)

    03/02/2010 6:55:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies · 485+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 03/02/2010 | Christopher Chantrill
    Last week, Dr. Judith Curry, climate scientist from Georgia Institute of Technology, admitted on Watt's Up With That that climate scientists needed to do a better job of communication in order to reestablish trust after the debacle of Climategate. In reply, both sides, warmist and skeptic, ripped her to shreds. That, Dr. Curry wrote, showed that she had probably got it right. In fact, Dr. Curry doesn't have a clue. If she is talking about communication and trust, then she is merely talking about public relations -- fancy footwork in the dance of politics. Today in America, we have a...
  • Chilean Quake Likely Shifted Earth’s Axis, NASA Scientist Says

    03/01/2010 2:21:45 PM PST · by Fractal Trader · 99 replies · 3,569+ views
    Business Week ^ | 1 March 2020 | Alex Morales
    he earthquake that killed more than 700 people in Chile on Feb. 27 probably shifted the Earth’s axis and shortened the day, a National Aeronautics and Space Administration scientist said. Earthquakes can involve shifting hundreds of kilometers of rock by several meters, changing the distribution of mass on the planet. This affects the Earth’s rotation, said Richard Gross, a geophysicist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, who uses a computer model to calculate the effects. “The length of the day should have gotten shorter by 1.26 microseconds (millionths of a second),” Gross, said today in an e-mailed reply...
  • How Gay Uncles Pass Down Genes

    02/11/2010 12:53:22 PM PST · by Cementjungle · 82 replies · 1,497+ views
    LiveScience.com ^ | 2/11/2010 | Clara Moskowitz
    A new study found that homosexual men may be predisposed to nurture their nieces and nephews as a way of helping to ensure their own genes get passed down to the next generation. Vasey said he suspects that the conditions just aren't right in modern Western societies for this genetic predisposition to express itself.
  • Panel Absolves Climate Scientist [Dr. Michael E. Mann.....]

    02/03/2010 1:04:54 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies · 887+ views
    Panel Absolves Climate Scientist By JOHN M. BRODER WASHINGTON — An academic board of inquiry has largely cleared a noted Pennsylvania State University climatologist of scientific misconduct, but a second panel will convene to determine whether his behavior undermined public faith in the science of climate change, the university said Wednesday. The scientist, Dr. Michael E. Mann, has been at the center of a roiling dispute arising from the unauthorized release of more than 1,000 e-mail messages from the servers of the University of East Anglia in England, home to one of the world’s premier climate research units. While the...
  • Scientologists 'heal' Haiti quake victims using touch

    01/23/2010 8:25:23 AM PST · by GL of Sector 2814 · 46 replies · 1,355+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 01/23/10
    Amid the mass of aid agencies piling in to help Haiti quake victims is a batch of Church of Scientology "volunteer ministers", claiming to use the power of touch to reconnect nervous systems. Clad in yellow T-shirts emblazoned with the logo of the controversial US-based group, smiling volunteers fan out among the injured lying under makeshift shelters in the courtyard of Port-au-Prince's General Hospital. A wealthy private donor provided his airplane to fly in 80 volunteers from Los Angeles, along with 50 Haitian-American-doctors, in a gesture worth 400,000 dollars, said a Parisian volunteer who gave her name as Sylvie. "We're...
  • California's Proposition 71 Failure

    01/12/2010 5:53:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 1,728+ views
    Investors.com ^ | January 12, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Bioethics: Five years after a budget-busting $3 billion was allocated to embryonic stem cell research, there have been no cures, no therapies and little progress. So supporters are embracing research they once opposed. California's Proposition 71 was intended to create a $3 billion West Coast counterpart to the National Institutes of Health, empowered to go where the NIH could not — either because of federal policy or funding restraints on biomedical research centered on human embryonic stem cells. Supporters of the California Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative, passed in 2004, held out hopes of imminent medical miracles that were...
  • First Molars Provide Insight Into Evolution of Great Apes, Humans

    01/03/2010 10:10:25 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 111 replies · 1,559+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | Tuesday, December 29, 2009 | Arizona State University, via EurekAlert
    The timing of molar emergence and its relation to growth and reproduction in apes is being reported by two scientists at Arizona State University's Institute of Human Origins in the Dec. 28 online early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). From the smallest South American monkeys to the largest African apes, the timing of molar development and eruption is closely attuned to many fundamental aspects of a primate's biology, according to Gary Schwartz, a researcher at the Institute of Human Origins and an associate professor in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change in...
  • Stare at boobs for longer life: Study

    12/30/2009 11:47:07 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 207 replies · 14,192+ views
    The Med Guru ^ | December 6, 2009 | Neharika Sabharwal
    Frankfurt, Germany, December 6 -- A rather bizarre study carried out by German researchers suggests that staring at women's breasts is good for men's health and increases their life expectancy. According to Dr. Karen Weatherby, a gerontologist and author of the study, gawking at women’s breasts is a healthy practice, almost at par with an intense exercise regime, that prolongs the lifespan of a man by five years. She added, "Just 10 minutes of staring at the charms of a well-endowed female, is roughly equivalent to a 30-minute aerobics work-out." A five-year research on 500 men Researchers at three hospitals...
  • Global warming at heart of political debate

    12/28/2009 8:36:50 AM PST · by Teófilo · 18 replies · 1,078+ views
    The Johnstown Tribune-Democrat ^ | December 27, 2009 | Susan Evans
    Second of two parts. The pending federal effort to lessen carbon emissions, especially from coal-fired power plants – called the “cap-and-trade program” – has one single goal: To improve air quality and slow down global warming – if, that is, global warming actually exists. As environmentalists favor cap-and-trade as an incentive to decrease harmful emissions, while the bill moves from the House of Representatives to the U.S. Senate, opponents say it will cause nothing but an economic disaster, especially for Pennsylvania’s coal industries. And there are two extreme views on global warming. From the National Geographic: “Glaciers are melting. “Sea...
  • 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...
  • Losing the Climate Debate, That's Ok, Just Change History

    12/23/2009 7:19:55 AM PST · by Tom Hawks · 11 replies · 863+ views
    During the 70 years that the communists controlled the Soviet Union, they had a peculiar way of teaching history to the people. They would teach things as historical fact that never happened. If you were one of those who took umbrage with their revisionist history lessons, you would soon find yourself living in a tiny apartment in a part of the country where they laugh at anyone who claims the world is getting warmer. In a communist country this is the only way to convince the masses that they are actually better off than anyone in the history of...
  • To Denmark, From Russia, With Lies (CRU's Tree Ring Circus)

    12/18/2009 4:32:00 PM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies · 1,698+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | December 18, 2009 | IBD Editorial Staff
    Global Warming: Russian analysts accuse Britain's Meteorological Office of cherry-picking Russian temperature data to "hide the decline" in global temperatures. Is Copenhagen rooted in a single tree in Siberia? Michael Mann, a Penn State meteorologist, wrote in Friday's Washington Post that "stolen" e-mails from the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit still don't alter the evidence for climate change. Mann, a creator of the discredited hockey-stick graph used in reports from the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to show man-made warming, attacks climate skeptics, including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, saying they "confuse the public." Chutzpah has been...
  • E-mail furor doesn't alter evidence for climate change

    12/18/2009 9:46:15 AM PST · by neverdem · 72 replies · 2,182+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 18, 2009 | Michael E. Mann
    I cannot condone some things that colleagues of mine wrote or requested in the e-mails recently stolen from a climate research unit at a British university. But the messages do not undermine the scientific case that human-caused climate change is real. The hacked e-mails have been mined for words and phrases that can be distorted to misrepresent what the scientists were discussing. In a Dec. 9 op-ed, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin argued that "The e-mails reveal that leading climate 'experts' . . . manipulated data to 'hide the decline' in global temperatures." Yet the e-mail she cites was written...
  • Acid oceans: the 'evil twin' of climate change

    12/18/2009 9:00:03 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 1,407+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/18/09 | John Heilprin - ap
    MONTEREY BAY NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY, Calif. – Far from Copenhagen's turbulent climate talks, the sea lions, harbor seals and sea otters reposing along the shoreline and kelp forests of this protected marine area stand to gain from any global deal to cut greenhouse gases. These foragers of the sanctuary's frigid waters, flipping in and out of sight of California's coastal kayakers, may not seem like obvious beneficiaries of a climate treaty crafted in the Danish capital. But reducing carbon emissions worldwide also would help mend a lesser-known environmental problem: ocean acidification. "We're having a change in water chemistry, so 20...
  • Looking for Life in the Multiverse

    12/18/2009 12:07:14 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 35 replies · 1,339+ views
    Scientific American ^ | 01/01/2010 | Alejandro Jenkins and Gilad Perez
    The typical Hollywood action hero skirts death for a living. Time and again, scores of bad guys shoot at him from multiple directions but miss by a hair. Cars explode just a fraction of a second too late for the fireball to catch him before he finds cover. And friends come to the rescue just before a villain’s knife slits his throat. If any one of those things happened just a little differently, the hero would be hasta la vista, baby. Yet even if we have not seen the movie before, something tells us that he will make it to...
  • Palin Vs. Arnold: Terminating California

    12/17/2009 5:37:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies · 1,929+ views
    Investors.com ^ | December 17, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY staff
    Leadership: Alaska's ex-governor asks a question we'd like answered: Why is California's current governor pushing the same policies in Copenhagen that helped drive his state into record deficits and unemployment? The movie series that made Arnold Schwarzenegger a household name involved cyborgs traveling through time to alternately try to destroy or save one John Connor, who would grow up to be the leader of the resistance against a race of machines that ruled the planet. Prominent in the series was his tough cookie of a mom, Sarah Connor. Another Sarah has taken the lead in another resistance against another group...
  • ClimateGate Research Unit Disables Its Website

    12/14/2009 7:47:28 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies · 4,346+ views
    ClimateGate Research Unit Disables Its Website By Noel Sheppard Created 2009-12-14 10:03 The Climatic Research Unit at the heart of the ClimateGate [0] scandal has taken down most of the information previously available at its website. Prior to November's release of controversial e-mail messages and documents from Britain's University of East Anglea, there was a separate website for the institution's CRU that allowed readers to review articles and studies created by and for the Unit. Now, no matter what link one tries to access via a Google search, it directs you to a page that reads: "Due to the present...
  • Narcissists And Madmen (Caroline Glick On The Climate Change Scam And Iran Alert)

    12/11/2009 8:08:57 AM PST · by goldstategop · 13 replies · 1,088+ views
    Caroline Glick ^ | 12/11/2009 | Caroline Glick
    Perhaps when the history of our times is written, ours will be called The Era of Narcissistic Catechisms. To understand why this is the case it is enough to consider the fortunes of two green movements. On the main stage of global affairs this week we have the much touted UN climate change conference in Copenhagen. Standing with 15,000 delegates representing green activism groups and politically correct scientists the world over are international celebrity leaders like Nobel Peace Prize laureates Barack Obama, Al Gore and Desmond Tutu and their fellow celebrities and Oscar and Grammy winners Al Gore, Leonardo Dicaprio,...
  • Job Killing At EPA (Lisa Jackson Accepts CRU Fraud)

    12/09/2009 4:26:03 PM PST · by raptor22 · 9 replies · 993+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 9, 2009 | IBD editorial Staff
    Junk Science: The Environmental Protection Agency's sneak attack on the U.S. economy and our freedoms, curiously timed for the opening day of the Copenhagen climate charade, won't go unchallenged. Nor should it. (snip) EPA administrator Lisa Jackson, in a conversation with Sen. James Inhofe, ranking Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, has in effect admitted the finding was based on the junk science and data manipulation practiced at Britain's East Anglia Climate Research Unit (CRU). "She told me that EPA accepted those findings without any serious independent analysis to see whether they were true," Inhofe said. Dr....
  • NASA-Gate

    12/04/2009 5:28:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 66 replies · 3,082+ views
    Investors.com ^ | December 4, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Science: For two years, our space agency has refused Freedom of Information requests on why it has repeatedly corrected its climate figures. A leading researcher threatens to sue to find more inconvenient truths. What's become known as "Climate-Gate" may be about to explode on this side of the pond as well. Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, has threatened a lawsuit against NASA if by year-end the agency doesn't honor his FOI requests for information on how and why its climate numbers have been consistently adjusted for errors. "I assume that what is there is highly...
  • Boxer, Holdren Defend Motley CRU

    12/03/2009 5:31:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies · 1,645+ views
    Investors.com ^ | December 3, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Warming Scandal: Despite the incriminating e-mails, administration science adviser John Holdren still thinks man causes global warming. And Sen. Barbara Boxer thinks it's the whistle-blowers who should be arrested. Time was when Barbara Boxer thought it was just fine for the New York Times and Washington Post to spill national military secrets and war plans on their front pages. The people had a right to know where and how they were being led. But we are not dealing here with the Pentagon Papers, the location of terrorist prisons or the surveillance of al-Qaida and its operatives. Boxer, top Democrat on...
  • Dan Walters: Air board's cover-up casts pall on diesel rules

    12/02/2009 7:36:25 AM PST · by SmithL · 19 replies · 996+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 12/2/9 | Dan Walters
    A year ago, high officials of the California Air Resources Board learned that the author of a statistical study on diesel soot effects had falsified his academic credentials. The CARB researcher, Hien Tran, acknowledged the deception and agreed to be demoted, but after his data were given another peer review, they remained the basis of highly controversial regulations that will cost owners of trucks, buses and other diesel-powered machinery millions of dollars to upgrade their engines. The Tran study concluded that diesel "particulate matter" was responsible for about 1,000 additional deaths each year. Only recently, with the rules on the...
  • Global 'sunscreen' has likely thinned, NASA scientists say.

    11/27/2009 1:08:15 PM PST · by fedupjohn · 18 replies · 1,053+ views
    Spaceflight Now ^ | March 26, 2007 | NASA-GSFC NEWS RELEASE
    GREENBELT, Md. - A new NASA study has found that an important counter-balance to the warming of our planet by greenhouse gases - sunlight blocked by dust, pollution and other aerosol particles - appears to have lost ground.