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  • Mapping tree density at a global scale

    09/03/2015 10:33:23 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 | 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:
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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....
  • Something is rotten in the state of science: How did computer generated gibberish get published?

    02/25/2014 6:54:42 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/25/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Evidence is accumulating that quality control is a serious issue in academic publishing, which is the key to career advancement for scientists and other scholars. In an age when appeals to "peer reviewed" "settled science" have become standard operating procedure in efforts to impose radical increases in government control over our lives, corruption in the mechanisms for reviewing  scientific publications has very real consequences for all of us. Nature magazine tells us: Publishers withdraw more than 120 gibberish papers. Richard Van Noorden writes: The publishers Springer and IEEE are removing more than 120 papers from their subscription services after...
  • How long does global warming have to stop to prove global warming has stopped?

    04/02/2012 10:11:55 AM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 8 replies
    Those who insist that a fraction of a degree over a century and a half is evidence of global warming raging out of control aren’t real keen on what would disprove their alarmist theory. But one of the high priest gurus of the movement said this not too long ago. . .
  • A Green Tea Party

    02/18/2010 4:28:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 702+ views ^ | February 18, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    States' Rights: A revolt against economic hardship imposed by unelected bureaucrats based on junk science is brewing. This Tea Party movement wants the faulty finding on carbon dioxide to be reviewed and dumped. They say you shouldn't mess with Texas, and on Tuesday the state filed suit to overturn the "endangerment" finding by the Environmental Protection Agency that carbon dioxide is a dangerous pollutant that must be regulated. CO2, the basis for all plant and therefore all animal life, was targeted early by environmental activists as the root cause of anthropogenic (man-made) global warming (AGW). But the Earth has cooled...
  • Arizona Quits Climate Pact

    02/12/2010 4:18:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies · 1,690+ views ^ | February 12, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Cap-And-Trade: The Grand Canyon State avoids a big economic hole by suspending its participation in a multistate initiative to fight climate change. As climate fraud is exposed, economic reality sets in. Will California follow? Not since King Canute have government officials engaged in an exercise as futile as in 2007, when seven U.S. states and four Canadian provinces got together to form something called the Western Regional Climate Action Initiative to reduce regional greenhouse gas emissions starting in 2012. Leading the charge for the pact was California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who insisted, "We cannot wait for the United States government...
  • 'Warming' meltdown: Climate 'consensus' cracks up

    02/16/2010 3:06:26 AM PST · by Scanian · 30 replies · 1,163+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 16, 2010 | Rich Lowry
    Climate alarmists conjured a world where nothing was certain but death, taxes and catastrophic global warming. They used this presumed scientific certainty as a bludgeon against the skeptics they deemed "deniers" -- a word meant to have the noxious whiff of Holocaust denial. All in the cause of hustling the world into a grand carbon-rationing scheme. Any questions about the evidence for the cataclysmic projections, any concerns about the costs and benefits were trumped by that fearsome scientific "consensus," which had "settled" the important questions. A funny thing happened to this "consensus" on the way to its inevitable triumph, though:...