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  • Giving the Right Name to the Virus Causing a Worldwide Pandemic ("CCP Virus")

    03/18/2020 3:50:53 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 63 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | March 18, 2020 | The Epoch Times Editorial Board
    There has been controversy recently about what to call the virus that has unleashed a worldwide pandemic. The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) prefers “novel coronavirus.” Others have referred to it as the “Wuhan virus,” after its place of origin, as is common in naming diseases. The Epoch Times suggests a more accurate name is the “CCP virus,” and calls upon others to join us in adopting this name. The name holds the CCP accountable for its wanton disregard of human life and consequent spawning of a pandemic that has put untold numbers in countries around the world at risk, while...
  • Over China, Coronavirus Coincides With Plummet In Nitrogen Dioxide

    02/29/2020 5:36:14 AM PST · by blam · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-29-2020 | Louis Casiano
    The coronavirus is coinciding with "significant decreases" in nitrogen dioxide over China, according to NASA, as authorities there continue to place more people under quarantines and some businesses remain closed amid the outbreak. Pollution monitoring satellites operated by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) detected the decreases over a two-month span, according to a news release. The drops coincided with the outbreak and the Lunar New Year, which was unusually tame because many decided to stay indoors rather than risk becoming infected. “This is the first time I have seen such a dramatic drop-off over such a wide area...
  • Coronavirus Outbreak 5 to 10 Times Worse Than China Admits: Study

    02/24/2020 8:11:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 02/24/2020 | Eva Fu
    The deadly coronavirus that is morphing into a global threat could have infected five to 10 times more people than Chinese officials have acknowledged, a group of U.S. researchers said.The Feb. 18 study, which has not been peer-reviewed, was co-led by Lucia Dunn, economics professor at Ohio State University, and Mai He, pathology professor at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis.Drawing from both official and unofficial data sources, the study suggested the cumulative infections and deaths could be “substantially higher” than officially stated—by a factor of 5 to 10.“So many people are doubting the numbers in China...
  • Does this satellite image show the scale of China's coronavirus cremations? Sulphur dioxide emissions which are produced when bodies are burned reach alarming levels in Wuhan

    02/10/2020 7:50:47 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 69 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Published: 05:40 EST, 10 February 2020 | Updated: 08:03 EST, 10 February 2020 | Tim Stickings For Mailonline
    High sulphur dioxide levels at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak could be a sign of mass cremations, it has been claimed. Satellite maps in recent days have shown alarming levels of SO2 around Wuhan, the Chinese city where the outbreak began. In addition, there were high sulphur dioxide levels in the city of Chongqing which is also under quarantine. Scientists say that sulphur dioxide is produced when bodies are cremated, and also when medical waste is incinerated. But social media users who investigated the maps have suggested that dead bodies could be being burned on the outskirts of the...
  • Report: Wuhan Province Cremating Hundreds per Day While China Reports Dozens of Virus Deaths

    02/09/2020 2:44:44 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 66 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Feb 2020 | Francis Martel
    A shocking report published Saturday local time by the Epoch Times revealed that crematoriums in China are struggling to keep up with the hundreds of bodies they are receiving, suggesting Beijing is undercounting the number of coronavirus deaths in the country. The Epoch Times, a Chinese-American anti-communist newspaper, sent journalists to speak with the heads of several funeral homes and crematoriums in Hubei province – whose capital, Wuhan, is the epicenter of the current novel coronavirus outbreak. The newspaper found that adding up the total number of people cremated per day in several funeral homes yielded a significantly larger number...
  • 'We can't stop': Funeral worker says Wuhan cremating ‘at least 100’ bodies a day amid coronavirus outbreak

    02/05/2020 11:04:58 AM PST · by Red Badger · 36 replies ^ | | February 05, 2020 12:13 PM | by Spencer Neale
    A crematorium worker in Wuhan, China, confirmed that officials are working at an alarming pace to burn the bodies of the deceased in the city amid the coronavirus outbreak. "We need to pick up bodies when they call us. Every day, we need at least 100 body bags," a crematorium worker named Mr. Yun told the Epoch Times. “We can’t stop because we can’t leave the bodies outside for a long time." Wuhan officials were accused of cremating the dead in secret last week, and Mr. Yun claimed the rumors are true as China adopts "draconian measures" to treat the...
  • Funeral Home Worker in Wuhan: We Are Working 24/7 to Cremate Bodies

    02/04/2020 8:00:29 PM PST · by familyop · 42 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | February 4, 2020 | NICOLE HAO
    Workers at crematoriums in Wuhan City, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, say their workload has increased dramatically in recent days, as they constantly transfer the bodies of victims from hospitals and private homes. In an interview with The Epoch Times, a worker described long working hours to cope with the sudden increase in bodies to be cremated. Meanwhile, videos from workers dealing with the crisis have been circulating on social media, including one from a worker at a Wuhan funeral home who shared footage of more than 10 bodies lying on gurneys, lined up for cremation. Some netizens also...
  • Fears thick 'death' smog over Wuhan confirms China is burning coronavirus bodies

    02/04/2020 7:27:14 AM PST · by familyop · 64 replies
    The Daily Star ^ | February 4, 2020 | Emma Parker
    The strange videos have sparked concerns the fog is actually smoke from crematoriums burning coronavirus infected bodies "24 hours a day"...According to the World Air Map Wuhan’s pollution level is at “dangerous” with highs of 121 AQI, despite the fact the city has been in lockdown for over a week. The party have banned funerals and burials to speed up the disposal of bodies and stop the spread of the virus further.
  • Coronavirus: Satellite image shows rise in sulfur dioxide levels over Wuhan hinting at mass cremations

    02/10/2020 7:24:02 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 58 replies ^ | 02/10/2020 | Kunal Dey
    In recent days, satellite maps have displayed alarming levels of SO2 mass around Wuhan — the Chinese city suspected to be the origin of the deadly virus. Furthermore, high levels of SO2 were also found over the city of Chongqing which is also under quarantine. Large amounts of sulfur dioxide are released when bodies are cremated or when medical waste is incinerated, scientists say. But a Twitter user raised an alarm after finding the elevated levels of the compound on a weather app, suggesting that it could be the result of dead bodies being burned on the outskirts of the...
  • Volcanoes Behind Earth's Cooling; China and India Exonerated

    03/01/2013 7:18:02 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    scienceworldreport ^ | Mar 01, 2013 09:19 PM EST
    Volcanoes have more impact on earth’s climate than previously thought, scientists at the University of Colorado have found. The researchers came across the finding as they looked for reasons our planet has not heated up as much as expected. The mainstream explanation was that the development in Asia (China and India, essentially) – where the industrial sulfur dioxide emissions increased 60 percent from 2000 to 2010, mainly driven by coal burning – was behind the cooling of Earth. According to the study by Ryan Neely which helped cement the mainstream view, small amounts of sulfur dioxide emissions from Earth's surface...
  • Coal: The Rock That Burns

    09/19/2012 12:12:47 PM PDT · by Coleus · 12 replies
    The New American ^ | 03.07.12 | Ed Hiserodt
    “Load sixteen tons, and what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt… ” — Tennessee Ernie Ford Coal is very low on the scale of subjects for ballads or charming folklore. Like Rodney Dangerfield, it just doesn’t get any respect. What does a naughty boy get in his Christmas stocking? A lump of coal. As a career, few brave souls outside Appalachia would have a goal in life of riding a rail car several miles — down several thousand feet below the surface — to attack the “face” of a coal seam. The thought terrifies me —...
  • Senators seek sulfur dioxide pollution cuts

    02/04/2010 3:15:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 299+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/4/10 | Richard Cowan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Thursday introduced legislation aimed at slashing emissions of sulfur dioxide, mercury and nitrogen oxide from smokestacks including coal-fired power plants. The measure, which has stalled in Congress in years past, also would set up nationwide trading systems for sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide pollution permits, its sponsors said. But it does not tackle the much larger and controversial question of how to reduce carbon dioxide emissions blamed for climate change. Separate negotiations are underway on a greenhouse gas emissions bill. Democratic Senator Thomas Carper, a main sponsor of the legislation...
  • Obama Years Ago Helped Fund Carbon Program He Is Now Pushing Through Congress ( Cap & Tax )

    11/20/2009 4:45:46 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies · 913+ views
    Foxnews ^ | Updated March 25, 2009 | Ed Barnes ,
    While on the board of a Chicago-based charity, Barack Obama helped fund a carbon trading exchange that will likely play a critical role in the cap-and-trade carbon reduction program he is now trying to push through Congress as president. In 2000 and 2001, while Barack Obama served as a board member for a Chicago-based charitable foundation, he helped to fund a pioneering carbon trading exchange that is likely to fill a critical role in the controversial cap-and-trade carbon reduction scheme that President Obama is now trying to push rapidly through Congress. During those two years, the Joyce Foundation gave nearly...
  • NYT: Report by E.P.A. Offers Heartening News on Summertime Air (but the 1st paragraph is a puzzler)

    08/19/2005 6:07:58 AM PDT · by OESY · 3 replies · 445+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 19, 2005 | MICHAEL JANOFSKY
    A new report by the Environmental Protection Agency says ozone levels are falling in 19 Eastern states where bad air is common in the summer. The reduction reflects what agency officials describe as a significant decline in emissions of nitrogen oxides, whose reaction with sunlight, other weather conditions and volatile organic chemicals can make the air hard to breathe in the warmer months. The report says that last year, nitrogen oxide emissions from power plants and other large sources of combustion in the 19 states... were 30 percent below 2003 levels and 50 percent below those of 2000. The result,...
  • Court finds fault with EPA haze program for parks, wilderness (U.S. Court of Appeals, DC Circuit)

    02/18/2005 7:58:55 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 575+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/18/05 | John Heilprin - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court on Friday rejected a government-approved program used by five Western states to improve their air quality and visibility in national parks and wilderness areas. Siding with an industry coalition, the court said the states' program was based on Environmental Protection Agency methods that the court, ruling in a case three years ago, had found to be "inconsistent with the Clean Air Act." Friday's decision deals with efforts by Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming to cut sulfur dioxide pollution that contributes to regional haze, particularly at the Grand Canyon. Mike Leavitt, now...
  • Clearing the Air

    04/20/2004 11:22:04 AM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies · 3,282+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 20, 2004 | DAVID BROOKS
    The journalist has the ultimate power, a cynic once said, the power to choose whom to be co-opted by. That temptation is never greater than when you are writing about environmental policy. You can go to the environmental groups and get one set of facts. Or you can go to the industry groups and get an entirely different set of facts. Both sides have long histories of exaggeration and distortion, and there's no other realm of public policy in which it is so hard to find honest brokers, capable of offering a balanced perspective. Nonetheless, over the past couple of...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 12-18-02

    12/18/2002 4:57:31 AM PST · by petuniasevan · 4 replies · 315+ views
    NASA ^ | 12-18-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 December 18 Io Volcano Culann Patera Credit: Galileo Project, JPL, NASA Explanation: What causes the unusual colors surrounding Io's volcanoes? Io, the innermost large moon of Jupiter, is known to be the most tumultuous body in the Solar System. Approximately the size of Earth's Moon, Io undergoes nearly continuous volcanic eruptions from an interior heated by gravitational tides from Jupiter and Jupiter's other large moons. The robot...