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  • Flying Is Bad for the Planet. You Can Help Make It Better.

    08/09/2017 12:57:02 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 75 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 27, 2017 | Tatiana Schlossberg
    Take one round-trip flight between New York and California, and you’ve generated about 20 percent of the greenhouse gases that your car emits over an entire year. If you’re flying, you’re adding a significant amount of planet-warming gases to the atmosphere — there’s no way around it. But there are some ways to make your airplane travel a little bit greener. The most effective way to reduce your carbon footprint is to fly less often. If everyone took fewer flights, airline companies wouldn’t burn as much jet fuel. ...according to some calculations, a round-trip flight from New York to San...
  • Can YOU smell asparagus in your urine? It's all down to your genes

    12/14/2016 10:07:25 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 77 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 13 Dec 2016 | ZARA RUBIN
    The reason why some people can smell asparagus in their urine after they've eaten it and others can't has been discovered... A group of US scientists from a range of universities conducted research on 6,909 men and women of European-American descent... Lead researcher Professor Lorelei Mucci, from Harvard University, said the findings could be due to 'modest women'. She said they may be loathed to admit they can smell the distinctive odour in their urine.
  • Contradicting settled science, Donald Trump says "nobody really knows" on climate change

    12/11/2016 3:03:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 204 replies
    CBS News ^ | December11, 2016 | Emily Schultheis
    Donald Trump said again on Sunday that he is “open-minded” about climate change -- but also that “nobody really knows” the truth about the issue, which contradicts the fact that there is near-universal scientific agreement on the issue. In an interview with “Fox News Sunday,” moderator Chris Wallace pointed out to Mr. Trump that in the space of a week he bothmet with former Vice President Al Gore and appointed Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, a climate change denier who has opposed many environmental regulations, to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Where, Wallace asked, does Mr. Trump stands on climate...
  • Jill Stein Promises To PROSECUTE Exxon Over Global Warming ‘Lies’

    08/11/2016 9:21:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 57 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/11/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein promised to prosecute the oil company ExxonMobil for “lying” to the public about global warming. Stein’s promise comes after Democratic lawmakers have been urging the Obama administration and state attorneys general to investigate Exxon for allegedly misleading the public about global warming by funding groups skeptical of government climate regulations. My attorney general will prosecute Exxon for lying to the world about climate change. We need to end fossil fuels before it’s too late. — Dr. Jill Stein (@DrJillStein) August 11, 2016
  • Robert De Niro accused of ‘censorship’ after yanking anti-vaccine movie from film festival

    03/27/2016 11:35:06 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | March 27, 2016 | Peter Holley
    Morning Mix Robert De Niro accused of ‘censorship’ after yanking anti-vaccine movie from film festival Resize Text Print Article Comments 32 Book mark article Read later list Saved to Reading List By Peter Holley March 27 at 1:33 PM De Niro removed the anti-vaccination documentary “Vaxxed” from the lineup of his Tribeca Film Festival, after initially defending its inclusion. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung) A controversial film that accuses the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of covering up the link between vaccines and rising autism rates has been pulled from the Tribeca Film Festival after its inclusion sparked outrage. A...
  • Global warming doubts spur push to block science standards (in Commie Core; WV)

    02/26/2016 5:42:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 26, 2016 4:13 PM EST | Jonathan Mattise
    Doubt over man's contribution to global warming, particularly through burning coal for power, is fueling a push by West Virginia lawmakers to block new science standards in schools. In a state defined by a coal industry that is now on life support, the Republican-led House of Delegates voted 73-20 on Friday to delay the new science standards related to Common Core. Discussion on the measure Thursday focused on concerns, largely by coal proponents, that teaching the standards about global warming would follow a "political agenda" and an "ideology." ...
  • All but official, 2015 world's warmest on record

    01/19/2016 3:16:37 PM PST · by PROCON · 40 replies
    philly.com ^ | Jan. 19, 2016 | Anthony R. Wood
    While the region braces for its first unofficial snow panic of the season, the government is about to announce that 2015 was the warmest year on record worldwide - probably by a comfortable margin. Officials at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies say they will release their annual reports on Wednesday. December climate data has not yet been released, but the first 11 months of the year were so historically balmy that the declaration of 2015 as the world's warmest year - surpassing 2014 - with temperatures of at least 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit...
  • Mapping tree density at a global scale

    09/03/2015 10:33:23 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    Nature.com ^ | 9-2-2015
    The global extent and distribution of forest trees is central to our understanding of the terrestrial biosphere. We provide the first spatially continuous map of forest tree density at a global scale. This map reveals that the global number of trees is approximately 3.04 trillion, an order of magnitude higher than the previous estimate. Of these trees, approximately 1.39 trillion exist in tropical and subtropical forests, with 0.74 trillion in boreal regions and 0.61 trillion in temperate regions. Biome-level trends in tree density demonstrate the importance of climate and topography in controlling local tree densities at finer scales, as well...
  • Scientists undercount trees by 2.6 trillion, but assure us animals going extinct

    09/03/2015 6:50:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/03/2015 | NewsMachete
    Every so often you will see articles warning that some species is going extinct. And usually it's not really a species -- you never hear about "leopards" going extinct, usually it's "purple dotted left handed bisexual Nepalese leopards" or some subvariety.  We are assured they are going extinct because fewer have been seen recently. But the Earth is so big, how can we really be sure that some subspecies is going extinct just because we see fewer of them? After all, only three percent of the land mass of the Earth is urbanized. Animals could easily be hidden in...
  • 'Settled Science' chronicle: world has 7.5 times more trees than previously believed

    09/03/2015 6:09:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/3/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    It seems that scientists were a little off in calculating the number of trees on the planet. You remember trees: they turn CO2 into oxygen and water. In fact, if you buy a “carbon credit,” you are paying to plant trees to buy an indulgence for your private jet travel -- just like Al Gore and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. supposedly do. Well, all those calculations of doom over purported CO2-caused global warming may be a little more unsettled. The Wall Street Journal reports:
  • World Has Many More Trees Than Previously Thought, New Report Says

    09/02/2015 11:23:33 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    WSJ ^ | Mark Armao
    There are just over three trillion trees in the world, a figure that dwarfs previous estimates, according to the most comprehensive census yet of global forestation. Using satellite imagery as well as ground-based measurements from around the world, a team led by researchers at Yale University created the first globally comprehensive map of tree density. Their findings were published in the journal Nature on Wednesday. A previous study that drew on satellite imagery estimated that the total number of trees was around 400 billion. The new estimate of 3.04 trillion is multiple times that number, bringing the ratio of trees...
  • Three trillion trees: Study finds there are 7.5 times more trees than previously believed

    09/02/2015 10:56:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 115 replies
    http://phys.org ^ | September 2, 2015 | Provided by: Yale University
    The global map of tree density at the square-kilometer pixel scale. Credit: Crowther, et al A new Yale-led study estimates that there are more than 3 trillion trees on Earth, about seven and a half times more than some previous estimates. But the total number of trees has plummeted by roughly 46 percent since the start of human civilization, the study estimates. Using a combination of satellite imagery, forest inventories, and supercomputer technologies, the international team of researchers was able to map tree populations worldwide at the square-kilometer level. Their results, published in the journal Nature, provide the most comprehensive...
  • Urine in pool water possibly causing eye irritation not chlorine

    06/26/2015 8:24:14 AM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies
    firstcoastnews.com | June 25, 2015 | Brittany D Dionne
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  • NASA | Megadroughts Projected for American West

    02/12/2015 6:10:54 PM PST · by Rodamala · 32 replies
    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center [via YouTube] ^ | February 12, 2015 | NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    NASA scientists used tree rings to understand past droughts and climate models incorporating soil moisture data to estimate future drought risk in the 21st century. This video is public domain and can be downloaded at: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?11776
  • When Liberals Ignore Science - their fear of vaccinations, belief in astrology and UFOs

    02/06/2015 1:50:14 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    The National Review ^ | February 6, 2015 | David Harsanyi
    Media are largely silent about their fear of vaccination and their belief in astrology and UFOs The New York Times claims that the vaccine controversy we’re all talking about raises important questions about “how to approach matters that have largely been settled among scientists but are not widely accepted by conservatives.” Well, here’s another question: How do we deal with the false perception that liberals are more inclined to trust science than conservatives? Also, how do we approach the media’s fondness for focusing on the unscientific views of some conservatives but ignoring the irrational — and oftentimes more consequential —...
  • Another IPCC prediction fails

    08/24/2011 7:58:30 AM PDT · by BobZimmerman · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Behind the Black Blog ^ | August 24, 2011 | Robert Zimmerman
    In a paper published in Geophysical Research Letters of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) earlier this month, climate researchers have found that another prediction in the UN’s IPCC reports — what Al Gore likes to call “settled science” — is simply wrong, and that IPCC’s predicted rise in sea level over the next century is likely not going to happen.
  • 2014 Continues Long-Term Global Warming

    01/16/2015 9:56:11 PM PST · by Rodamala · 35 replies
    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center ^ | January 16, 2015 | NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    The year 2014 now ranks as the warmest on record since 1880, according to an analysis by NASA scientists. This video shows a time series of five-year global temperature averages, mapped from 1880 to 2014, as estimated by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York. While scientists expect temperatures to fluctuate from year to year, the average temperature of the planet as a whole has warmed by about 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit (0.8 degrees Celsius) since 1880. This trend is largely driven by increasing human emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere....
  • Australian Meteorologists Caught Fudging Numbers

    09/30/2014 8:35:26 AM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 20 replies
    Heartland.org ^ | 9-19-14 | H. Sterling Burnett
    The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (ABM) was recently forced to admit it alters the temperatures recorded at almost all the official weather stations in Australia. The ABM came clean on its temperature fiddling largely because of the fierce scrutiny of Graham Lloyd, environment editor for The Australian and The Weekend Australian, who published a series of articles on the ABM’s number-fudging. Using a process it calls homogenization, ABM has replaced actual temperature measurements with massaged numbers. ABM claims anomalies have arisen in both the historical data and current measurements due to a wide variety of factors unrelated to climate, such...
  • Climate Change Remains Unsettled, Say 31,072 Scientists

    05/22/2014 11:53:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 20 May 2014 03:26 PM | Cheryl K. Chumley
    While the United Nations and the Obama administration assert that climate change is settled science and requires dramatic regulatory oversight, 31,072 U.S. scientists have signed the Petition Project, saying the issue remains decidedly unsettled. “There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will in the foreseeable future cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate,” the petition says. “The purpose of the Petition Project is to demonstrate that the claim of ‘settled science’ and an overwhelming ‘consensus’ in favor of the hypothesis of...
  • Earth is Safe From 'Global Warming' Say the Men Who Put Man on the Moon

    03/12/2014 12:08:29 PM PDT · by SuperSonic · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 8 Mar 2014 | by James Delingpole
    The planet is not in danger of catastrophic man made global warming. Even if we burn all the world's recoverable fossil fuels it will still only result in a temperature rise of less than 1.2 degrees C. So say The Right Climate Stuff Research Team, a group of retired NASA Apollo scientists and engineers - the men who put Neil Armstrong on the moon - in a new report. "It's an embarrassment to those of us who put NASA's name on the map to have people like James Hansen popping off about global warming," says the project's leader Hal Doiron....