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  • Gore’s 24 Hours of Fantasy About To Begin

    09/13/2011 2:53:14 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | 9/13/2011 | Tom Harris
    An effort to "expose" climate change skeptics will instead show that Gore is a charlatan. Unfortunately for Al Gore, but fortunately for the rest of us, much of what we will hear in his 24 Hours of Reality extravaganza starting Wednesday evening is pure fantasy. Gore is completely wrong when he tells us that the science of climate change is settled. If his “Climate Reality Project” actually did promote climate realism, he would tell us that the science is in a period of negative discovery — the more we learn, the more we realize we do not understand about this,...
  • B.C.'s sockeye salmon may not survive climate warming: Study

    03/31/2011 10:48:24 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 35 replies ^ | 31 Mar 2011 | Margaret Munro
    VANCOUVER — Canadian "superfish" are making an international splash this week. A prime specimen has landed on the cover of one of the world's most influential scientific journals, along with a study showing some of British Columbia's fabled sockeye salmon may not survive climate warming. Peak summer water temperatures in the Fraser River are already "near lethal" for some sockeye populations, says biologist Erika Eliason, lead author of the study that is sure to raise eyebrows at the ongoing federal judicial inquiry into the troubled Fraser River fishery. The salmon are so finely tuned to their environment they appear to...
  • Kissing was developed 'to spread germs'

    10/31/2009 7:46:34 AM PDT · by Dysart · 18 replies · 1,003+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 10-31-09
    They say the gesture allows a bug named Cytomegalovirus, which is dangerous in pregnancy, to be passed from man to woman to give her time to build up protection against it. The bug is found in saliva and normally causes no problems. But it can be extremely dangerous if caught while pregnant and can kill unborn babies or cause birth defects. Writing in the journal Medical Hypotheses, researcher Dr Colin Hendrie from the University of Leeds, said: "Female inoculation with a specific male's cytomegalovirus is most efficiently achieved through mouth-to-mouth contact and saliva exchange, particularly where the flow of saliva...