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  • How to Survive a Stock Market Crash: “Take These Immediate Steps”

    08/24/2015 5:04:07 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 106 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 8/24/15 | Daisy Luther
    Take your money out of the bank ASAP. Stock up on supplies. Load up on fuel. Be prepared for the possibility of being unable to pay your bills. Be prepared for civil unrest
  • This 2 Day Stock Market Crash Was Larger Than Any 1 Day Stock Market Crash In U.S. History

    08/23/2015 12:02:51 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 59 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 08/21/15 | Michael Snyder
    This 888 point crash comes in the 8th month of our calendar We witnessed something truly historic happen on Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted 530 points, and that followed a 358 point crash on Thursday. When you add those two days together, the total two day stock market crash that we just witnessed comes to a grand total of 888 points, which is larger than any one day stock market crash in U.S. history. It is also interesting to note that this 888 point crash comes in the 8th month of our calendar. Perhaps that is just a...
  • UN climate talks stall despite G7 push on carbon

    06/08/2015 4:30:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/8/15 | Mariette Le Roux - AFP
    Bonn (AFP) - Calls by the Group of Seven (G7) Monday to slash world carbon emissions did little to boost UN climate talks in Bonn, where frustration mounted over the snail-like progress. Groups of countries pleaded for greater efforts to streamline a draft text for a climate pact due to be adopted at a conference in Paris in just over six months. "We are very concerned about the pace of negotiations," said Amjad Abdulla of the Maldives, speaking for the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) which are deeply exposed to climate change. "We have not made the big jump...

    09/18/2014 8:03:39 AM PDT · by HammerT · 71 replies
    Or are you now just rolling with the punches? Catherine the Great (Karl's better half) is a student of history too. And she recalls from her studies of the Spanish Flu that elections were postponed during that outbreak. The November 2014 elections, only 49 days away, are cautiously predicted to be a Republican blow-out. Or, more accurately, a clear “no confidence” vote for the current regime. If I were a) dishonest, b) power hungry with communist inspirations, and c) convinced I could get away with it - aka a Democrat - I too would postpone cancel the elections in...
  • Rise in sea level can't be stopped: scientists

    07/01/2012 10:33:25 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 1, 2012 | Nina Chestney
    (Reuters) - Rising sea levels cannot be stopped over the next several hundred years, even if deep emissions cuts lower global average temperatures, but they can be slowed down, climate scientists said in a study on Sunday. A lot of climate research shows that rising greenhouse gas emissions are responsible for increasing global average surface temperatures by about 0.17 degrees Celsius a decade from 1980-2010 and for a sea level rise of about 2.3mm a year from 2005-2010 as ice caps and glaciers melt. Rising sea levels threaten about a tenth of the world's population who live in low-lying areas...
  • Air pollution to become major killer, predicts 'grim' report

    03/17/2012 4:25:43 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 43 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 16 March 2012 | OECD
    Air pollution is set to cause increasing numbers of early deaths in the coming decades, including in rich countries, a “grim” report on the environment has warned. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) also cautioned yesterday that without changes to government policies, emissions would rise by 50 per cent by 2050, putting the world on course for three- to six-degree rises by 2100. The organisation’s outlook to 2050 projected further losses in wildlife and pressure on natural resources, including fresh water. “This is a very grim report. It suggests that we are not steering in the right direction,”...
  • APNewsbreak: Panel says wild weather worsens

    11/01/2011 8:50:00 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 45 replies
    google ^ | 11/1/11 | SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Freakish weather disasters — from the sudden October snowstorm in the Northeast U.S. to the record floods in Thailand — are striking more often. And global warming is likely to spawn more similar weather extremes at a huge cost, says a draft summary of an international climate report obtained by The Associated Press.The final draft of the report from a panel of the world's top climate scientists paints a wild future for a world already weary of weather catastrophes costing billions of dollars. The report says costs will rise and perhaps some locations will become "increasingly marginal...
  • U.S. Sees Array of New Threats at Japan’s Nuclear Plant

    04/05/2011 7:23:00 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 40 replies
    United States government engineers sent to help with the crisis in Japan are warning that the troubled nuclear plant there is facing a wide array of fresh threats that could persist indefinitely, and that in some cases are expected to increase as a result of the very measures being taken to keep the plant stable, according to a confidential assessment prepared by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
  • Japan Nuke Disaster Could Be Worse Than Chernobyl

    03/17/2011 8:49:37 PM PDT · by NRG1973 · 82 replies
    Inter Press Service News Agency ^ | March 18, 2011 | Stephen Leahy
    A global nuclear disaster potentially worse than Chernobyl may be under way in Japan as hundreds of tonnes of highly radioactive spent nuclear fuel are open to the sky, and may be on fire and emitting radioactive particles into the atmosphere. Many countries have advised their citizens in Japan to leave the country. "This is uncharted territory. There is a 50-percent chance they could lose all six reactors and their storage pools," said Jan Beyea, a nuclear physicist with a New Jersey consulting firm called Consulting in the Public Interest. "I'm surprised the situation hasn't gotten worse faster... But without...
  • UC Berkeley study finds dire warnings on global warming may backfire

    11/16/2010 9:53:40 PM PST · by SmithL · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 11/16/10 | Bay City News Service
    Dire messages about global warming could backfire and actually increase skepticism about climate change among the general public, according to a new study by a University of California at Berkeley social psychologist. The study, which will be published in the January issue of the journal Psychological Science, says warnings about the potentially devastating consequences of global warming "threaten people's fundamental tendency to see the world as safe, stable and fair." Author Robb Willer said people might respond to such warnings by disputing evidence for global warming and by cutting back on their plans to reduce their carbon footprint. Willer, who...
  • Climate: New Warming Expected, An Obviously Unbiased Report

    02/18/2010 8:05:07 AM PST · by RogerFGay · 36 replies · 948+ views
    Conservative for Change ^ | February 18, 2010 | Roger F. Gay
    Inspired for the most part by an article written by Guardian science correspondent Ian Sample, some by an article by Pulitzer Prize op-ed columnist Thomas L. Friedman in the New York Times, as well as others I've read over the past couple of years, I decided to try my hand at environmental journalism. Feel free to leave a comment to let me know how I'm doing. Just remember – it's all about science. The most exalted of the world's eminent scientists – ever – are predicting a new warm period set to begin in the very near future, which...
  • Gibbs: Despite research dispute, 'climate change is happening'

    11/30/2009 12:37:01 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 70 replies · 1,909+ views
    Gibbs: Despite research dispute, 'climate change is happening' By Tony Romm - 11/30/09 03:21 PM ET The White House on Monday made exceptionally clear that it wants nothing to do with the furor over documents that global warming skeptics say prove the phenomenon is not a threat. Despite the incident, which rocked international headlines last week, climate science is sound, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs stressed this afternoon, and the White House nonetheless believes "climate change is happening." "I don't think that's anything that is, quite frankly, among most people, in dispute anymore," he said during Monday's press briefing. Climate change...
  • Possible Credit Dislocation: Be Warned

    10/23/2009 12:40:41 PM PDT · by FromLori · 56 replies · 2,553+ views
    The Market Ticker ^ | 10/23/09 | Karl Denninger
    I have reason to suspect that the "monetary transmission mechanism" is full of rocks (again), and we are about to have another instance of what could colloquially be called "fun." (Yes, that's sarcasm.) Here's what we know and what I can deduce from it: JP Morgan's "cash position" was analyzed by a writer who published on SCRIBD, which showed that actual cash held has deteriorated radically. By more than half in the last year. The deterioration is continuing, not slowing. I am hearing repeated anecdotes from multiple areas that foreclosed property held by banks with multiple full-price offers that include...
  • Death of 'Soul of Capitalism:' Bogle, Faber, Moore (20 reasons why America's collapse is inevitable)

    10/20/2009 6:47:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies · 1,653+ views
    Marketwatch ^ | 10/20/2009 | Paul B. Farrell
    ARROYO GRANDE, Calif. (MarketWatch) -- Jack Bogle published "The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism" four years ago. The battle's over. The sequel should be titled: "Capitalism Died a Lost Soul." Worse, we've lost "America's Soul." And worldwide the consequences will be catastrophic. That's why a man like Hong Kong's contrarian economist Marc Faber warns in his Doom, Boom & Gloom Report: "The future will be a total disaster, with a collapse of our capitalistic system as we know it today." No, not just another meltdown, another bear market recession like the one recently triggered by Wall Street's "too-greedy-to-fail" banks....
  • Obama Wants to Control the Web

    10/05/2009 2:52:41 PM PDT · by opentalk · 14 replies · 857+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 05, 2009 | Phil Kerpen
    If you thought Washington—which already took over banking and autos, and is fast-tracking attempts to take over health care and energy—would leave the Internet alone, you were dead wrong. The Internet (perhaps our greatest free market success story in recent years) is squarely in the cross-hairs of the administration and it’s not waiting for Congress to act. The charge is being led by an eager, ideologically committed White House staffer named Susan Crawford. Officially, she is the Special Assistant for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy. Wired Magazine calls her, “the most powerful geek close to the president.” In recent weeks,...
  • Two metre sea level rise unstoppable-experts

    09/29/2009 11:27:47 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 64 replies · 2,340+ views
    Two metre sea level rise unstoppable-experts 29 Sep 2009 17:39:53 GMT Source: Reuters * Several metres sea level rise almost unstoppable * Coast protection would save much land, homes, assets * Cost up to $215 billion a year by 2100 By Gerard Wynn OXFORD, England, Sept 29 (Reuters) - A rise of at least two metres in the world's sea levels is now almost unstoppable, experts told a climate conference at Oxford University on Tuesday. "The crux of the sea level issue is that it starts very slowly but once it gets going it is practically unstoppable," said Stefan Rahmstorf,...
  • Another 'Couldifmite' Weasel Word Global Warming Story From Reuters

    09/28/2009 7:17:41 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 5 replies · 579+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | September 28, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    Could. If. Might. Take a look at almost any global warming alarmism story and you are likely to see a plethora of those speculative weasel words. It happens so frequently that your humble correspondent, in his previous global warming story about the "Modoki," labeled a new term incorporating those words: "Couldifmite." It was my recommendation that a mineral rock be given the name of Couldifmite. Any MSM reporter in the vicinity of of Couldifmite will be subjected to the uncontrollable urge to overload his global warming stories with "could," "if," and "might" along with the related speculative weasel words of...
  • New Analysis Brings Dire Forecast Of 6.3-Degree Temperature Increase

    09/25/2009 8:46:02 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 76 replies · 2,287+ views
    New Analysis Brings Dire Forecast Of 6.3-Degree Temperature Increase By Juliet Eilperin Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, September 25, 2009 Climate researchers now predict the planet will warm by 6.3 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of the century even if the world's leaders fulfill their most ambitious climate pledges, a much faster and broader scale of change than forecast just two years ago, according to a report released Thursday by the United Nations Environment Program. The new overview of global warming research, aimed at marshaling political support for a new international climate pact by the end of the year, highlights...
  • Greenland, Antarctic Ice 'in Runaway Melt Mode'

    09/23/2009 6:51:13 PM PDT · by PilotDave · 25 replies · 1,781+ views
    Fox news - AP ^ | Wednesday, September 23, 2009 | Staff
    New satellite information shows that ice sheets in Greenland and western Antarctica continue to shrink faster than scientists thought and in some places are already in runaway melt mode. British scientists for the first time calculated changes in the height of the vulnerable but massive ice sheets and found them especially worse at their edges. That is where warmer water eats away from below. In some parts of Antarctica, ice sheets have been losing 30 feet a year in thickness since 2003, according to a paper published online Thursday in the journal Nature.
  • Alarmism: Bill Clinton Says Global Warming Will Lead to More Fighting over Water than Oil

    09/23/2009 11:53:55 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 24 replies · 712+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | September 23, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    David Letterman is not just wearing his political views on his sleeve, as a one of his shows production executives recently pointed out. Now he's allowing his show to be used as a platform for leading Democrats to advocate action on liberal causes. On Sept. 21, President Barack Obama appeared on CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" and used his show to promote his health care/health insurance reform initiatives. But the very next night on Sept. 22, he had former President Bill Clinton on to publicize the efforts of the Clinton Global Initiative, one of which is to give aid...
  • U.S. Determined to Act on Climate, Despite 'Doubts and Difficulties'

    09/22/2009 9:08:51 AM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 13 replies · 642+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 09-22-09 | HENRY J. PULIZZI
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama acknowledged the "doubts and difficulties" clouding progress on climate change in Congress, but said the U.S. is determined to tackle global warming at a year-end summit in Copenhagen. "We understand the gravity of the climate threat. We are determined to act," Mr. Obama told a United Nations meeting on climate change in New York. "And we will meet our responsibility to future generations."
  • The Earth Is Warming? Adjust the Thermostat

    09/18/2009 9:21:11 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 12 replies · 331+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 10, 2009 | John Tierney
    Originally called geoengineering, this approach used to be dismissed as science fiction fantasies: cooling the planet with sun-blocking particles or shades; tinkering with clouds to make them more reflective; removing vast quantities of carbon from the atmosphere. climate engineering and it is looking more practical. Several recent reviews of these ideas conclude that cooling the planet would be technically feasible and economically affordable. There are still plenty of skeptics, but even they have started calling for more research into climate engineering. The skeptics understandably fear the unintended consequences of tampering with the planet’s thermostat, but they also fear the possibility...
  • NASA Needs More Money to Hunt Killer Space Rocks, Report Says

    08/13/2009 1:41:50 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 34 replies · 2,333+ views ^ | Wed Aug 12, 2009 | Tariq Malik
    NASA needs more cash in order to meet its goal of finding nearby space rocks that could hit Earth in a devastating impact, a new report says. Congress ordered NASA in 2005 to find and track 90 percent of the large asteroids near Earth by 2020, but did not set aside the necessary funds required to do the job, according to a report released Wednesday by the National Academy of Sciences. Without that funding, NASA will not be able to build the new facilities and telescopes required to track potentially threatening asteroids down to the size of about 460 feet...
  • Meltdown! A solar superstorm could send us back into the dark ages - one is due in just THREE years

    04/20/2009 11:23:02 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 88 replies · 3,337+ views ^ | April 19, 2009 | Michael Hanlon
    The catastrophe, when it comes, will be beautiful at first. It is a balmy evening in late September 2012. Ever since the sun set, the dimming skies over London have been alive with fire. Pillars of incandescent green writhe like gigantic serpents across the skies. Sheets of orange race across the horizon during the most spectacular display of the aurora borealis seen in southern England for 153 years. And then, 90 seconds later, the lights start to go out. Not the lights in the sky - they will dazzle until dawn - but the lights on the ground. Within an...
  • The Permian Extinction: Good Science, Bad Assumptions

    03/21/2009 1:02:49 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 47 replies · 1,571+ views
    ICR ^ | March 21, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    The Permian Extinction: Good Science, Bad Assumptions by Brian Thomas, M.S.* Ninety percent of marine and 70 percent of terrestrial creatures perished suddenly in an event variously called the Permian extinction, the Permian–Triassic (P-Tr) extinction, or the Great Dying. The calamity’s cause, referred to as the K-T event, remains unknown, even though asteroid impact has been in vogue. At least, this is the account that has been repeated for several decades. Now, a recently-published study is showing that evidence of the Permian extinction is not limited to a single rock stratum.1 The whole story must be rewritten...

    02/14/2009 11:40:54 PM PST · by FromLori · 33 replies · 2,027+ views
    Anti Mullah ^ | 2/14/09 | Alan Peters
  • Catastrophic ice storm over AR, MO, KY

    01/27/2009 6:06:36 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 162 replies · 4,865+ views
    reports coming in of major damage from 1-2 inches of ice over the area..its still raining with temps below freezing in many areas. information is sketchy but major damage to infrastructure are trickling in. Damage to houses from falling trees, multiple power poles down, and widespread power outages Travel is impossible in many area because of 100's of downed trees blocking the roads. Fires are reported in some area widespread state of emergencies issued Northern AR, SE MO and western KY seems to the the hardest hit so far..but things are icing up fast now in the Louisville/Lexington areas too

    01/06/2009 9:22:38 AM PST · by TaraP · 42 replies · 1,351+ views
    Spaceweather ^ | Jan 6th, 2009
    SEVERE SPACE WEATHER: The National Academy of Sciences has just released the results of a study entitled Severe Space Weather Events--Understanding Societal and Economic Impacts. The 132-page document examines what might happen to our high-tech modern society in the event of a super solar flare followed by an extreme geomagnetic storm. Such a storm did occur in the year 1859. It electrified telegraph lines, shocking technicians and setting telegraph papers on fire; Northern Lights as far south as Cuba were so bright, you could read a newspaper by their eerie glow." According to the report, "a contemporary repetition of that...
  • An Obama Landslide

    10/28/2008 9:52:47 AM PDT · by bmweezer · 150 replies · 5,195+ views
    The ^ | October 28, 2008 | Ted Tally
    In seven days, Americans will elect Barack Obama our nation's 44th president. For the past several weeks, I kept waiting for McCain/Palin to catch-up, and kept waiting for something about Obama to rise to the level of big news to change the election's trajectory, which has been very steady in pointing to a Obama/Biden victory for at least the last six weeks. However, nothing happened and in my opinion, the die is cast and onto 2012. I expect that next Wednesday morning, we will wake up to a Obama landslide that we haven't seen by a U.S. presidential candidate since...
  • What Dictator will Test Pres. Obama First? (Vanity)

    10/19/2008 11:25:24 AM PDT · by Sneakyuser · 103 replies · 1,415+ views
    One of the most frightening outcomes of the election will not be the possible internal changes. Last week O'Reilly said that regardless of who wins, the position will come with more challenges than any POTUS has ever had to faced from day one. But, he said that if Obama wins the election he will tested by a foreign dictator very quickly.
  • STOP IT, PLEASE JUST STOP IT (anti-Chicken Little vanity rant)

    10/09/2008 8:08:53 PM PDT · by El Conservador · 50 replies · 1,369+ views
    Yours Truly | October 9, 2008 | Yours Truly
    ENOUGH!!! Can we just knock it off with all the doom-and-gloom in this place??? I swear I'm gonna bite my hand (or something else) if I see one more post about hoarding food and stocking on ammo. It's not the end of the world. Jesus is not coming yet. No Armageddon yet. It's just the market's response to years of greed, laxity, crookedness and all-around incompetence. Granted, times are tough, and livelihoods are on the balance, but we need to hang tough and ride the storm. I come from a place in which a decade ago the banking system actually...
  • Asteroid to hit Earth's atmosphere in hours

    10/06/2008 7:17:39 PM PDT · by TaraP · 51 replies · 2,027+ views,au ^ | October 6th, 2008
    AN asteroid discovered today will hit Earth's atmosphere over Sudan in a few hours but will burn up before it can hit the ground or endanger aircraft, astronomers say. The asteroid would create a large fireball about 10.46pm EDT (1.46pm AEST) as it burns up, a team at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics said. "We want to stress that this object is not a threat," said Timothy Spahr, director of the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center at Harvard in Massachusetts. "We're excited since this is the first time we have issued a prediction that an object will enter Earth's...
  • Bailout failure 'will cause US crash'

    09/27/2008 7:31:39 PM PDT · by kc8ukw · 81 replies · 2,748+ views
    Telegraph ^ | Sep. 27, 2008 | Tim Shipman and Edmund Conway
    The US stock market could suffer a devastating crash with shares losing a third of their value this week if Hank Paulson’s financial bailout plan fails, US Treasury officials have warned. ---- The financial system could face a meltdown of 1929 proportions unless US politicians succeed in their efforts for a $700bn rescue scheme, experts added. The warning came as Republicans and Democrats met in Washington for a rare weekend debating session to attempt to seal agreement on the contentious plan, aimed at preventing a long-lasting recession in the US.
  • Polar bears resort to cannibalism as Arctic ice shrinks

    09/23/2008 11:58:28 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 72 replies · 474+ views ^ | September 23, 2008 | Marsha Walton
    (CNN) -- Summer is over in the northern hemisphere, but it's been another chilling season for researchers who study Arctic sea ice. "It's definitely a bad report. We did pick up little bit from last year, but this is over 30 percent below what used to be normal," said Walt Meier, a research scientist with the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado. This past summer, the Arctic sea ice dwindled to its second lowest level. Arctic sea ice is usually one to three meters, or as much as 9 feet thick. It grows during autumn and winter...
  • Antarctic winter ice gets bigger; Arctic shrinks

    09/12/2008 7:38:08 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 23 replies · 165+ views
    Antarctic winter ice gets bigger; Arctic shrinks 12 Sep 2008 13:56:24 GMT Source: Reuters By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO, Sept 12 (Reuters) - The amount of sea ice around Antarctica has grown in recent Septembers in what could be an unusual side-effect of global warming, experts said on Friday. In the southern hemisphere winter, when emperor penguins huddle together against the biting cold, ice on the sea around Antarctica has been increasing since the late 1970s, perhaps because climate change means shifts in winds, sea currents or snowfall. At the other end of the planet, Arctic sea ice is...
  • Scientists From Around the Globe Join ABC News in a Forum on Surviving the Century

    08/28/2008 12:30:52 PM PDT · by Raineygoodyear · 45 replies · 94+ views
    ABC News ^ | June 12th, 2008 | Sarah Namias
    Are we living in the last century of our civilization? Is it possible that all of our technology, knowledge and wealth cannot save us from ourselves? Could our society actually be heading towards collapse. According to many of the world's top scientists, the answer is yes, unless we take action now. This September, in Earth 2100, a dramatic ABC News 2-hour broadcast, the greatest minds across the globe will join together in a countdown to the year 2100 to tell us what we must do to survive the next century … And what may happen if we don't.
  • Astronomers Find Unusual New Denizen Of The Solar System

    08/19/2008 10:57:10 AM PDT · by Raineygoodyear · 20 replies · 114+ views
    Science Daily ^ | August 19th, 2008
    A "minor planet" with the prosaic name 2006 SQ372 is just over two billion miles from Earth, a bit closer than the planet Neptune. But this lump of ice and rock is beginning the return leg of a 22,500-year journey that will take it to a distance of 150 billion miles, nearly 1,600 times the distance from the Earth to the Sun, according to a team of researchers from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-II). The discovery of this remarkable object was reported today in Chicago, at an international symposium titled "The Sloan Digital Sky Survey: Asteroids to Cosmology." A...
  • "A Thousand Banks Could Fail"

    08/18/2008 3:39:06 PM PDT · by Kozman · 14 replies · 143+ views
    <p>Billionaire vulture investor Wilbur Ross this morning told CNBC's "Squawk Box" that a thousand banks could fail before the financial crisis is over...</p> <p>And the impact on the credit crunch could be severe...</p>
  • On a planet 4C hotter, all we can prepare for is extinction

    08/12/2008 7:04:55 AM PDT · by Col. Bob · 61 replies · 108+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Oliver Tickell
    On a planet 4C hotter, all we can prepare for is extinctionThere's no 'adaptation' to such steep warming. We must stop pandering to special interests, and try a new, post-Kyoto strategy We need to get prepared for four degrees of global warming, Bob Watson told the Guardian last week. At first sight this looks like wise counsel from the climate science adviser to Defra. But the idea that we could adapt to a 4C rise is absurd and dangerous. Global warming on this scale would be a catastrophe that would mean, in the immortal words that Chief Seattle probably never...
  • Gallup Daily: Obama 47%, McCain 42% (McCain has not led since May, underperforming Bush everywhere)

    08/09/2008 11:34:52 AM PDT · by nwrep · 172 replies · 219+ views
    Gallup ^ | August 9, 2008 | Gallup
    Comments: Getting concerned as McCain has not led since May. Even the electoral college tally on Rasmussen has had Obama solidly ahead like a rock. McCain is underperforming Bush in almost all Republican and swing states, including CO, NV, NM, OH, WI, MT, IA, IN, GA, NC, VA, and so on. Despite an impressive anti-Obama ad barrage, McCain has still not managed to demonstrate a winning electoral college mosaic so far.
  • End of the World? Hadron Collider to be turned on this weekend.

    08/07/2008 12:55:39 PM PDT · by Scythian · 82 replies · 623+ views
    See the video under "TOP VIDEO", they say it is going to be turned on THIS WEEKEND in the video, you might want to give your mom or other loved ones a call and tell them that you love them ;)
  • Get Ready to Itch and Sneeze (AGW falsehood #25<sup>10</sup>)

    08/03/2008 12:17:48 PM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies · 99+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Aug. 3, 2008 | Paul Tolme
    A warmer planet could mean we'll suffer more (and stronger) allergies As one of 40 million Americans who suffer from hay fever, Lewis Ziska carries an inhaler in his pocket and takes a whiff to clear his lungs on bad allergy days. But hay fever is more than a personal-health issue for Ziska. A weed ecologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Crop Systems and Global Change Laboratory, Ziska is a leading researcher in the fledgling field of allergies and climate change. His findings regarding ragweed, an invasive plant whose pollen is the leading trigger of fall hay fever, are...
  • Obama up 9 points in the latest Gallup tracker

    07/27/2008 1:06:49 PM PDT · by TINS · 101 replies · 266+ views
    Gallup ^ | 7/27/08 | TINS
    Gallup's tracking poll which had been showing a close race between McCain and Obama until just a few days ago, is now showing McCain down by 9 points. Now, polls this far out don't mean much--but I think it's safe to say that Obama has gotten a bounce out his pandering trip overseas. McCain needs to counter quickly; if he loses his edge on national security, this election is over.
  • Gallup daily: Obama 48, McCain 41(Hussein's bounce unabated)

    07/26/2008 5:34:14 PM PDT · by maccaca · 60 replies · 109+ views
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Barack Obama has stretched his lead over John McCain among national registered voters to seven percentage points, 48% to 41%, in Gallup Poll Daily tracking conducted July 23-25. This represents a continuation of Obama's frontrunner position in Gallup's Friday report, when he led McCain by six points, 47% to 41%. Earlier this week, Obama and McCain were separated by just two to four points, but that was before the extensive U.S. news coverage of the last leg of Obama's foreign tour. (To view the complete trend since March 7, 2008, click here.)
  • Rasmussen daily: Obama 49, McCain 43(Obama's Berling bounce continues)

    07/26/2008 5:00:33 PM PDT · by maccaca · 29 replies · 80+ views
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that the bounce is continuing for Barack Obama. The presumptive Democratic nominee attracts 46% of the vote while John McCain earns 40%. When "leaners" are included, it’s Obama 49% and McCain 43%. Just four days ago, the candidates were tied at 46% (with leaners). Obama is viewed favorably by 57% of voters, McCain by 55%.
  • New Outlook in North Dakota?

    07/26/2008 2:09:14 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 60 replies · 206+ views
    The Electoral Map ^ | July 24th, 2008
    When the Obama camp announced that it was going to make a play for North Dakota, a lot of people scoffed. I, for one, was skeptical. But then we all started taking a look at the ROI — the fact that the Obama camp could throw relative pennies at the state and win enough votes to make it competitive — and started thinking that maybe it was a smart choice to at the very least annoy McCain there. Well, now the polls are suggesting that maybe the Obama team was on to something. A new Research 2000 poll released today...
  • Obama getting bounce according to both Gallup and Rasmussen

    07/26/2008 8:26:13 AM PDT · by bumblethebee · 131 replies · 139+ views
    Gallup now has Obama ahead 47-41 and Rasmussen has Obama leading by a 46-40 percent margin. Media bias is certainly a factor but McCain is running a campaign as thrilling as watching paint dry.
  • Maybe Chicken Little Wasn’t Paranoid After All

    07/05/2008 10:03:25 PM PDT · by Soliton · 15 replies · 77+ views
    New York Times ^ | 7/6/08 | ANDREW C. REVKIN
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    06/22/2008 11:44:33 AM PDT · by neverdem · 35 replies · 167+ views
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