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  • Forget climate change, we must focus on the real issue

    03/10/2012 5:10:17 AM PST · by No One Special · 6 replies
    Autonomous Mind ^ | February 6, 2012 | Autonomous Mind
    Over at Bishop Hill there is a post titled A Study in Groupthink that looks at an exchange of Twitter comments between Maurizio Morabito ( @Omnologos ) and Bora Zivkovic ( @BoraZ ), the blogs editor at Scientific American. The author of the Bishop Hill blog, Andrew Montford, explains in his post that Zivkovic is clearly very much out of the same mould as Peter Gleick, which I take to mean an unswerving true believer, a rigid in his views who sees anyone dissenting from what he chooses to believe in and argue for as ultimately evil or corrupted by...
  • Northern Lights Visible Possibly as Far South as NYC, Michigan, and Oregon...

    03/08/2012 2:54:18 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 10 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | March 8, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    The massive solar storms currently bombarding the earth with charged particales (@ 4 million mph!) are the largest in over five years, driven by a double solar flare. This phenomenon could bring the beauty of the Aurora Borealis to places it's rarely seen early this morning and heading-on-in to Thursday night... What we have is the Sun belching-out a cloud of gas (twice) who's strong electrical charges will temporarily warp the Earth's own magnetic field as it gets here... which is now. They also play havoc with elements like Nitrogen in our upper-atmosphere, and thus the auroras are produced. But as we wait for...
  • Man Reunited With Dog After Deadly Tornado Outbreak

    03/04/2012 8:34:20 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 19 replies
    Life With Dogs ^ | March 2, 2012 | ADMIN in Dog News
    Alabama resident Greg Cook thought he lost everything when a deadly tornado touched down in Alabama, tearing homes from their foundations and leaving entire neighborhoods devastated. Cook’s home was leveled by a twister that ripped through the Athens area earlier today, and the East Limestone man assumed his dog had died when the house collapsed.
  • It Could Always Be Worse- Try Winter in RUSSIA

    03/01/2012 5:06:20 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 18 replies · 6+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | March 1, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    And while California may have brought you the Surfin' Bird, today's St Petersburg has the snowboardin' crow... (pretty darn smart, these things): [YouTube] Video/more at Reaganite Republican h/t Speedunque
  • Global warming makes things hotter, colder, all of the above

    02/29/2012 3:47:22 PM PST · by landsbaum · 7 replies
    We noticed years ago that global warming not only was caused by everything we do, according to the alarmists, but that global warming caused nearly everything – including oddly enough, global cooling. We came across this news clipping today at Creative Minority Report, which dubbed it the “Greatest Global Warming Headline … Evah!” We have to agree: . . .
  • The shamelessness of Greenpece

    02/24/2012 8:24:41 AM PST · by sussex · 2 replies
    The Aged ^ | 24/02/12 | The Aged P
    That’s right – all those Greenpeace activists performing agitprop street theatre all over the world are partly financed mainly by western governments. The “activists” are, of course, front line cannon fodder, a mixture of idealistic young students and seasoned agitators who happily block pavements, trespass onto private property and perform acts of vandalism for the “cause”. They do it for the kicks and cost little money. Above them, however, are the Greenpeace executives who jet around the world, hang out in luxury hotels and drive around in expensive limos, hobnobbing with politicians and bureaucrats. There function is twofold – to...
  • Climate Theft

    02/23/2012 10:18:00 PM PST · by Sick of Lefties · 4 replies
    Noman Says ^ | 2/22/12 | Noman
    Recent leaks about a think tank's attempt to combat global warming orthodoxy in science education were the result of skullduggery. Peter Gleick, part of the man-made climate change establishment, has confessed to pretexting. [quote] In his blog on the Huffington Post, Gleick publicly confessed to deceitful tactics that he described as a serious ethical slip. My judgment was blinded by my frustration with the ongoing efforts ... to attack climate science and scientists. [end quote] You might be forgiven for thinking that the attacks mostly go in the opposite direction. In 2009, leaked emails from East Anglia University revealed collusive...
  • Lying, stealing and maybe forging, just another day in the global warmist campaign to persuade you

    02/22/2012 5:00:54 PM PST · by landsbaum · 3 replies
    We haven’t written on this item yet because, well, it’s so easy to kick ‘em when they are down. But we’ll deign to indulge just this once: The global warmists are at it again. Remember ClimateGate? They call this one FakeGate. James Taylor at Forbes sums it up nicely today: . . .
  • 'Best Article on Wind Farms You Will Ever Read'

    02/20/2012 5:41:20 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 32 replies · 2+ views
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/17/2012 | Jack McHugh
    That’s the verdict of British writer James Delingpole, in a blog posted in the Daily Telegraph, about an article by Kevin Myers published in the Irish Independent online version, brought to our attention by a Paul Chesser Facebook post. (Got all that? Ain’t the Internet grand?) Myers’ focus is on the potentially fatal results of European wind energy, should this form of green delusion be carried to its logical extreme, and the pure destruction of wealth its massive misallocation of resources already represents (imagine hundreds of Solyndras). Thanks to members of the Michigan House and Senate, since 2008 the same...
  • The European Cold Snap

    02/14/2012 7:59:10 PM PST · by Kartographer · 5 replies
    SHTF School ^ | 2/14/12 | Selco
    Something again about power of media and human stupidity, or i can call it human lazyness to check some simple facts. Right now in my region we have something like two weeks of very bad weather, snow, -15 or -20 C temperatures (getting finally better now), roads are blocked by snow, whole cities are completely cut off, infrastructure in some regions is falling apart, ambulance services can not reach patients, stores are mostly closed in worst hit cities, electrical power is off. Deaths from cold temperatures are more than 600 now. Now this all is temporary, maybe few more days,...
  • Who says manmade CO2 causes catastrophic global warming?

    02/07/2012 5:03:17 PM PST · by landsbaum · 12 replies
    We enjoyed the letter to the Wall Street Journal last week from 16 scientists who said there’s “no need to panic about global warming,” and of course it drew a response from a warming faction of scientists saying essentially, “yes there is.” Adding some perspective to this they-said/they-said back and forth is yet another letter we saw today from Martin Hertzberg . . .
  • Another Global Warming Oops Moment

    02/06/2012 1:16:48 PM PST · by Mark Landsbaum · 16 replies
    Today we have yet another example of what was unintended, but probably could have been seen coming had our government know-it-alls not been blinded by their ideological mission. We call these Global Warming Oops Moments. There’s no shortage of them. “While President Barack Obama is touting clean energy such as wind farms, a group of American scientists are raising alarm bells that wind turbines increase the effects of global warming, as well as killing birds that fall prey to the deadly spinning blades,” says an item from
  • Amazing time-lapse video: Aurora Borealis at Tromvik Norway (12 hours ago)

    01/22/2012 9:27:58 PM PST · by bd476 · 26 replies
    Vimeo Video ^ | January 22, 2012 | Helge Mortensen
    This is astonishing beauty. One has to believe in God when seeing such splendor! Here's another time-lapse video of the aurora borealis from tonight in Norway: Aurora Time lapse from Kattfjorden (Norway) Here is the photographer who got these beautiful shots: Helge Mortensen Tromsř, Norway I mostly shoot the aurora borealis/Northern lights in the winter season. In the summer I really enjoy the midnight sun and the incredible light you get. I take all kind of pictures but my sweet spot is landscapes that includes the ocean. I do bracketed shots if it benefits the image. But I...
  • Playing global warming games with glaciers

    01/19/2012 12:33:15 PM PST · by landsbaum · 4 replies
    Over at Real Science they have pulled back the curtain on another of the global warmists’ deceptive tactics. We will republish here what they have to say, which is so revealing of the way the warmists work:
  • Hurricane or Tsunami?: North Carolina coast turns to Tar Hell around time of Magna Carta

    01/09/2012 7:25:36 PM PST · by baynut · 17 replies · 2+ views
    The Cosmic Tusk ^ | January 5, 2011 | George Howard
    I have always been curious about the lack of documented evidence for a tsunami ever occuring on my home coast of North Carolina. Some of the largest undersea land slides on earth have been documented off our wonderful Outer Banks, and earthquakes are not completely unknown in the Carolinas. Both cause big waves. And more to point for the Tusk, some very credible work has documented cosmically-induced tsunami in the New York and Hudson Valley region, not far away from NC in a regional sense.
  • Another Asian Fukushima Imminent? (Take a look at the Prosperous Island of Taiwan)

    12/29/2011 1:05:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/29/2011 | John C.K. Daly from,
    Another Asian Fukushima Imminent? Taiwan imports 99 percent of its energy, which is vital to its rapidly industrializing economy. The island nation's electricity demand was recently growing at almost 5 percent per year, but this is slowing to about 3.3 percent per annum to 2013. Nuclear power has been a significant part of the electricity supply for two decades and now provides 17 percent of the country's overall energy needs. But this has come at a potential cost. The country's three nuclear power plants (NPPs) comprise four General Electric boiling water reactors and two Westinghouse pressurized water reactors. Taiwan launched its nuclear power project...
  • Winter “Spare the Air” Alert Issued for Monday December 19th [Frisco]

    12/19/2011 6:09:14 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 24 replies ^ | 19 Dec 2011 | claycord
    Wood burning is banned both indoors and outdoors tomorrow, Monday December 19, 2011. Air quality in the Bay Area is forecast to be unhealthy. It is illegal for Bay Area residents to burn wood or other solid fuels in fireplaces, wood stoves and inserts, pellet stoves, outdoor fire-pits, or other wood-burning devices. This wood-burning ban will be in effect for Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, southern Sonoma and southwestern Solano Counties. Winter air pollution is mainly caused by particulates or soot pollution from wood smoke. Smoke from wood-burning fires is linked to illnesses such...
  • Methane Bubbling to Arctic Ocean Surface in Giant Plumes

    12/16/2011 1:29:40 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 22 replies ^ | 12/14/2011 | Jerry McGlothlin
    Here's a breaking news story about a huge discovery of methane gas reserves. This methane is burping up into plumes from the arctic ocean into the atmosphere from holes in the ice that are 3,000 feet across. Russian scientists say they have discovered thousands of these holes. According to Igor Semiletov of the Russian Academy of Sciences, methane gas is 20 times more harmful than carbon dioxide. "We carried out checks at about 115 stationary points and discovered methane fields of a fantastic scale — I think on a scale not seen before." With these methane bubbling holes having expanded...
  • Methane Bubbling to Arctic Ocean Surface in Giant Plumes

    12/15/2011 9:16:22 AM PST · by geraldmcg · 40 replies · 12+ views ^ | December 14, 2011 | Jerry McGlothlin
    Here's a breaking news story about a huge discovery of methane gas reserves. The bad news is this methane is burping up into plumes from the arctic ocean into the atmosphere from holes in the ice that are 3,000 feet across. Russian scientists say they have discovered thousands of these holes emitting methane plumes from the arctic shelf. According to Igor Semiletov of the Russian Academy of Sciences, methane gas is 20 times more harmful than carbon dioxide. Semiletov has studied these methane plumes for years but most of that time they were only about 30 meters in diameter. Semiletov...
  • A-Z Climate Reality Check report -- 'The scientific claims of man-made climate fears are failing'

    12/09/2011 9:32:16 AM PST · by · 7 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | December 7, 2011 | Marc Morano
    'The scientific reality is that on virtually every claim -- from A-Z -- the claims of the promoters of man-made climate fears are failing. The A-Z report includes key facts, peer-reviewed studies and the latest data and developments with links for further reading, on an exhaustive range of man-made global warming claims' Wednesday, December 07, 2011By Marc Morano – Climate Depot Below is the Introduction to the report. Full report is available here. INTRODUCTION: Many of the proponents of man-made global warming are now claiming that climate change is worse than they predicted. According to an October 18, 2011 Daily...
  • Climategate II (Saturbray)

    11/26/2011 8:12:40 AM PST · by bray · 6 replies · 1+ views ^ | 11/29/11 | bray
    Listen, my dear brothers: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him? James 2:5 Round two of the Climategate look inside agenda driven science fraud. Just when you thought they may have learned their lessons from the first round we have the same crooks doubling down for their own enrichment and their war on capitalism. Scientists have become drunk from their own power and position inside the cult of liberalism where they are the High Priests and have...
  • Al Gore hails Pinoy youth

    11/22/2011 6:51:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Mindanao Examiner ^ | November 22, 2011
    More than 200 Filipino children and youths gathered Tuesday in Pasay City for a national forum on climate change organized by the Climate Change Commission. The national youth workshop, as part of the first carbon neutral event in the Philippines, was held at the SMX Mall of Asia Convention Centre. It was organized by the Climate Change Commission in partnership with Al Gore’s The Climate Reality Project, National Youth Commission, Sangguniang Kabataan Federation, Council for the Welfare of Children, UNICEF-Philippines and USAID-Philippines. In a message sent for the national gathering, Nobel Laureate and former United States Vice President Al Gore,...
  • Climategate 2.0 emails – They’re real and they’re spectacular!

    11/22/2011 12:08:17 PM PST · by ConjunctionJunction · 38 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | November 22, 2011 | News Staff
    UPDATE: 8:20 AM PST These emails have not been verified yet, and this story was posted by one of my moderating staff while I was asleep. Until such time they are verified, tread lightly because without knowing what is behind the rest of the zip file, for all we know it’s a bunch of recipes and collection of ipsem lorem text files. I’m working to authenticate these now and will report when I know more – Anthony Watts UPDATE2: 8:45AM PST The Guardian has a story up be Leo Hickman, and this excerpt suggests they may be the real deal:...
  • Coke’s Polar Bear Campaign Funds WWF Disinformation

    11/15/2011 2:43:30 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies · 1+ views
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | November 15, 2011 | Paul Chesser
    Last month NLPC reported that during the holidays Coca-Cola will change its traditional red cans to white as part of an advertising campaign to raise $2 million for the World Wildlife Fund’s “polar bear conservation efforts.” This despite the fact that global polar bear populations are healthy ( much larger than 50 years ago ), their Arctic habitat is recovering, and the locations where a few of their numbers have declined in some cases are attributed to too much ice, not “global warming.” Since polar bears are not endangered, it’s worthwhile to investigate what WWF activities the Coke money...
  • Occupy-ers: This is our "Valley Forge moment" (Groan!)

    10/28/2011 11:11:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Anti-Wall Street protesters around the U.S. who are vowing to stand their ground against the police and politicians are also digging in against a different kind of adversary: cold weather. With the temperature dropping, they are stockpiling donated coats, blankets and scarves, trying to secure cots and military-grade tents, and getting survival tips from the homeless people who have joined their encampments. "Everyone's been calling it our Valley Forge moment," said Michael McCarthy, a former Navy medic in Providence. "Everybody thought that George Washington couldn't possibly survive in the Northeast." Valley Forge in Pennsylvania was the site...
  • On the brink: Tremors increase at Anak Krakatau to 5,000 a day

    10/22/2011 8:07:21 PM PDT · by Errant · 60 replies
    The Extinction Protocol ^ | 22 October, 2011 | N/A
    SUMATRA, Indonesia –Several earthquakes have struck near south Sumatra of the 5.0 and 5.1 magnitude range today- making a tense situation on the volcanically-dotted archipelago potentially even more volatile. The Anak Krakatau volcano is showing signs of increased seismic activity. Authorities fear the volcano is building towards an eruption that could dwarf the one which occurred in 2007. Indonesia’s Volcanology and Geological Disasters Mitigation Center reported the numbers of seismic tremors now registering from the volcano have exceeded 5,000 a day. There are also reports of a gaseous mist which has seeped from the volcano and have enshrouded it in...
  • Replicating Al Gore’s Climate 101 video experiment shows that his “high school physics” [fails]

    10/19/2011 6:40:56 AM PDT · by donmeaker · 11 replies
    Blog: Watt's Up With That ^ | October 18th, 2011 | Anthony Watts
    Readers may recall my previous essay where I pointed out how Mr. Gore’s Climate 101 Video, used in his “24 hours of climate reality”, had some serious credibility issues with editing things to make it appear as if they had actually performed the experiment, when they clearly did not. It has taken me awhile to replicate the experiment. Delays were a combination of acquisition and shipping problems, combined with my availability since I had to do this on nights and weekends. I worked initially using the original techniques and equipment, and I’ve replicated the Climate 101 experiment in other ways...
  • Gore Endorses “Occupy Wall Street” Movement

    10/16/2011 4:43:04 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Former Vice-President Al Gore heartily endorsed the “Occupy Wall Street” movement pointing out that “the implementation of its demands would go a long way toward dismantling the industrial society that is the chief culprit in the disastrous global climate change we are experiencing.” Gore hastened to clarify that he is “not against Wall Street, per se. There are a lot of good guys working there. Many of them have been key supporters of a progressive agenda. Let’s not forget, though, that the institution itself is a mechanism for raising the capital that underpins private investment and the market system. It...
  • Unsolved Mysteries - The Blob (VIDEO)

    10/10/2011 3:50:28 PM PDT · by VU4G10 · 5 replies
    A Toxic Goo rains on residents of Oakville, Washington May 8, 1997 It sounds like a bad science fiction movie, but for the little town in Washington there was nothing entertaining about the scourge that befell them in 1994. Six times it rained down from above, leaving dozens of local residents ill, and several pets and small animals dead. It all happened in Oakville, Washington, population 665. Here in Oakville, clouds fill the skies daily, bringing rain some 275 days a year. So, when it began pouring on the morning of August 7, 1994, no one was particularly concerned -...
  • The Big Uneasy On PPV (Hurricane Katrina)

    "Why did it take Bea, van Heerden, and Garzino to shed light on this story?The Army Corps of Engineers, as an institution, is not very receptive to criticism, from inside or outside. It dominates the market for engineering certain kinds of projects, mainly to do with water. So the engineering profession is filled with people whose attitude is, "Better not rock the boat." And inside [the corps], it's arguably worse. It exists in a bubble of impunity. Because, as we lay out in the film, Congress likes the corps the way it is, and it doesn't really give it effective...
  • REAL Stars... and Their Cars

    10/01/2011 5:10:55 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 26 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 1, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Spectacular images of an elegant time gone by- Marlene Dietrich: 1936 Cadillac V-16 (!) 36-90 Aero-Dynamic Coupe  -one never to be equalled by today's repellent  Hollywood slobs and their farcical 'green' charade More at Reaganite Republican
  • Personal bleg: Unbearably warm office building (evaporative coolers on the east coast?)

    09/13/2011 8:24:53 AM PDT · by dangus · 36 replies · 1+ views
    I work on the top floor of an old, poorly-constructed office building. Heat rises up the elevator shafts from the lower floors to mine. Even on the coldest of winter days, it's uncomfortably hot inside (80 degrees plus). We have two portable air conditioners running, but they're of limited effectiveness since we don't have direct access to outside air. Although our city is very humid, the air inside the office is very dry, year-round. Would anyone know this?: Would this be a good use for a small, personal evaporative air cooler? Would it just cancel out the effect of the...
  • A Report From Wilkes Barre

    09/09/2011 7:01:21 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 19 replies
    Unheralded Tropical Storm Lee has brought the worst flooding to Northeast Pennsylvania since Hurricane Agnes of 1972. There have been four reported deaths as of this morning, Sept. 9. Father James Hayer of St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church in Wilkes Barre reported this at 6:09 a.m. The Susquehanna River has flooded, cresting at almost 39 feet a few hours ago. It was expected to crest at 40.7 feet, which was a deep concern because the levee system maximum height is 41 feet. We are only 2 blocks from the river, but everything here by the church (695 N. Main St.)...
  • Thank You George Bush, for Fixing FEMA

    09/02/2011 5:29:03 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 24 replies
    9/2/2011 | me
    After all was said and done, there was a much improved response from FEMA both before and after this latest storm. FEMA was a mess before Katrina- Bush fixed it after it that disaster. Not one word of thanks from anyone about that? Obambi has left FEMA essentialy 100% unchanged since he took over- so ALL the praise should go to Bush
  • The Madness of King Gore the Second (Daniel Greenfield/Sultan Knish)

    08/31/2011 6:35:42 AM PDT · by Adam Taxin · 8 replies
    Sultan Knish (blog) ^ | 8/30/11 | Daniel Greenfield (Sultan Knish)
    They say that everyone talks about the weather, and no one ever does anything about it-- but since the mid-1980's we've been expected to do things about it. Two generations of children have grown up with the mantra that putting the empty soda in the right trash can is all that stands between them and the destruction of the planet, not to mention all the dead dolphins, paddling polar bears and crying indians. There are just too many people, we're told, and too many of them are buying things and eating things and living too long. And all that is...
  • Beck responds on-air to Washington Post’s Irene/Mormon smear of him

    08/30/2011 2:37:58 PM PDT · by Adam Taxin · 193 replies
    New York Jewish Culture Examiner ^ | August 29, 2011 | Adam Taxin
    Monday, August 29, 2011. 6:24 PM Toward the beginning of his radio show today, Glenn Beck responded to an effort this past Friday by the Washington Post to smear him and his Mormon faith by means of a skewed article with an even more misleading headline (“Mormon Glenn Beck: Hurricane Irene and East Coast earthquake a ‘blessing’ from God,”) As discussed in an earlier article in the Philadelphia Jewish Culture Examiner space, the Post was successful if its goal was to spread the impression that Beck really believed that last week’s natural East Coast hurricane and earthquake were themselves a...
  • U.S. Flag at the Capitol after Irene (photo)

    08/30/2011 2:19:54 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 16 replies
    National Journal ^ | 26 Aug 2011 | Ethan Klapper
    The American flag flies in tatters above the U.S. Capitol after Hurricane Irene moved through the nation's capital.
  • Washington Post twists Beck message about preparedness into that Irene, earthquake are "blessing"

    08/30/2011 7:32:01 AM PDT · by Adam Taxin · 19 replies
    Philadelphia Jewish Culture Examiner ^ | August 29, 2011 | Adam Taxin
    A quote often (mis)attributed to German National Socialist propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels is “If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it.” That thought process certainly appears to have been absorbed by the Washington Post. Friday’s Post blared a headline “Mormon Glenn Beck: Hurricane Irene and East Coast earthquake a ‘blessing’ from God,” connected to an article by Elizabeth Tenety in its “On Faith: A Conversation on Religion and Politics” section. Tenety’s first paragraph reads: "Not willing to be outdone by Pat Robertson, Glenn Beck recently weighed in on God’s communication by way of natural disasters, telling his...
  • Washington Post twists Beck message about preparedness into that Irene, earthquake are "blessing"

    08/30/2011 7:31:54 AM PDT · by Adam Taxin · 3 replies
    Philadelphia Jewish Culture Examiner ^ | August 29, 2011 | Adam Taxin
    A quote often (mis)attributed to German National Socialist propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels is “If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it.” That thought process certainly appears to have been absorbed by the Washington Post. Friday’s Post blared a headline “Mormon Glenn Beck: Hurricane Irene and East Coast earthquake a ‘blessing’ from God,” connected to an article by Elizabeth Tenety in its “On Faith: A Conversation on Religion and Politics” section. Tenety’s first paragraph reads: "Not willing to be outdone by Pat Robertson, Glenn Beck recently weighed in on God’s communication by way of natural disasters, telling his...
  • Ignore global warming at our risk (The science is settled, you stupid Republicans!)

    08/29/2011 7:38:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Amarillo Globe-News ^ | August 29, 2011 | Greg Sagan
    Last week, Hurricane Irene focused attention once again on climate change. Irene was only a Category 1 on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale, which rates storms by wind speed, but it carried a lot of water and dumped it on places that didn’t need it. Scientists in the field of atmospheric research tell us that storms are getting stronger, especially in the Atlantic, and that there is a direct correlation between the temperature of the ocean’s surface and the wind speed of the most powerful storms. For all Category 5 hurricanes the average increase in wind speed is 4.5 miles per...
  • For people that think Hurricane Irene was no biggie/ complete media hype

    08/29/2011 3:32:47 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 77 replies
    Yes the media does hype stories and weather.Everyone is sick of watching Cantore pick the wrong worst place to report in Hurricanes. I just got off of a generator with minimal things powered since Friday.I am in NC and I am just now catching up to NC/local news.People came back today to no homes whatsoever.The tobacco farmers lost they're crops to a tune of 16 milliom in losses in one county so far. The JOKER Purdue has not toured completely to asseses. There are people right now without water,electric and the temps have returned to very hot and humid.I just...
  • Past Alarmism and the Future of Manmade Global Warming

    08/29/2011 9:05:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 28, 2011 | Dr. Kesten C. Green and Tom Harris
    Researchers identify 26 past scares analogous to the global warming alarm.Polls show that roughly one person in two is concerned about manmade global warming. Why? Because vivid, alarming forecasts, even those based on weak foundations, are persuasive. For a while at least.We’ve seen this many times before. Take the alarm over mercury in fish: in 2004, an Environmental Protection Agency employee warned that 630,000 babies per year were born at risk of brain and nervous system damage due to “unsafe” levels of mercury in their mothers’ blood. Expectant mothers were discouraged from eating fish.Japan consumes a lot of fish, and...
  • Duty, Honor, Country – 3rd Infantry guards Tomb of the Unknown Soldier through Hurricane Irene

    08/27/2011 8:58:08 PM PDT · by Todd Kinsey · 12 replies
    One thing most Democrats will never understand is the dedication that our men and women in uniform have for their country. They make fun of people who want to live their lives by a certain code with snide remarks in movies like A Few Good Men. But the fact is, it takes people who are willing to live by the code: Duty, Honor, Country in order to keep our nation free. The brave men of the 3rd Infantry Regiment’s “Old Guard” know a thing or two about this. These disciplined, brave men have stood watch over the Tomb of the...
  • Is the Drudge Report Low Balling Hurricane Irene?

    08/27/2011 11:45:15 AM PDT · by kevinaw2 · 84 replies
    Ward World ^ | 08/27/2011 | Kevin A Ward
    I've been watching coverage of Hurricane Irene. Being a resident of Tampa, Florida, I have been through Hurricane Frances and Jean and the close call of Charley. So, like all Floridians I'm personally aware of what a hurricane or tropical storm can do. As I'm typing this I'm listening to reports that Irene is outperforming its category. I've also been perusing websites and that includes Drudge Report. I've had other concerns of late with Mr. Drudge's site recently, but I am alarmed with links that are downplaying expectations. There are a wide variety of links,but this link to Dr. Simon...
  • Irene Makes Landfall as a Category 1 Hurricane

    08/27/2011 9:53:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 27, 2011 | Brendan Loy
    Hurricane Irene made landfall this morning near Cape Lookout, North Carolina, as a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds estimated at 85 mph. There is some indication on satellite and radar that Irene may actually be getting slightly better organized at this hour — the Outer Banks don’t provide much real land interaction, and the hurricane is still drawing plenty of moisture from the Atlantic, so that’s possible — but I’ll believe it when it’s verified. There have been a ton of false alarms over the last few days with this storm seemingly trying to get organized, so I’m...
  • Despite hysterical headlines of an “historic” storm: Irene is a Category 1 Hurricane

    08/27/2011 9:09:40 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 95 replies
    fire dog lake ^ | Aug 27, 2011 | Liz Berry
    Despite hysterical headlines of an “historic” storm: Irene is a Category 1 Hurricane By: Liz Berry Saturday August 27, 2011 7:44 am cross post from IfLizWereQueen The Truth of Irene’s Strength? –not nearly that of her related headlines for the past two days from the US media. Here is the latest report from the National Hurricane Center as of 6:03 AM Central Time and the hurricane still has not made landfall on the US shores. *Note: A Category 1 is the lowest category on the Saffir-Simpson scale before a storm is classified as a tropical storm. I guess they’ll have...
  • Irene Still on Track for Serious, though Non-Catastrophic, Hit

    08/27/2011 8:28:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 26, 2011 | Brendan Loy
    Link toGovernor Chris Christie: Get the Hell Off the Beach For a variety of practical reasons, I’ve had to focus my Irene-related energies exclusively on Twitter all day, and haven’t posted an update here in more than 12 hours. But, truth be told, I don’t have much new to say about the storm, meteorologically at least, that I didn’t say this morning.Irene is continuing to move north (now slightly NNE, as expected) on the predicted track, with the computer models now tightly clustered around a path that, after walloping North Carolina’s Outer Banks, should take the storm’s center right up...
  • New York Mayor Bloomberg: "No Prayer On 9/11" What About Hurricane Irene?

    08/26/2011 6:27:43 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 33 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 8/26/2011 | JoeClarke.Net
    September 24, 2001 The Hartford Courant headline read: CHORUS OF PRAYER IN NEW YORK - THOUSANDS CONVERGE ON YANKEE STADIUM FOR AN EMOTIONAL INTERFAITH SERVICE; TERROR IN AMERICA: SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS Just two weeks after the deadly attack on the Twin Towers, as I remember, there were people of all faiths and political stripe praying, crying, remembering, and trying to disremember the most devastating attack by an enemy on the shores of the continental United States. The prayerful patriotism soon wore off shortly after President Bush invaded Iraq. W Bush became the liberal media's chief enemy - over and above...
  • Lightning Strikes

    08/25/2011 9:09:17 AM PDT · by bigheadfred · 50 replies
    me | 8/25/2011 | bigheadfred
    There was a small storm moving across the way this morning. With the sun just coming up it was producing a rainbow effect in the storm. So I got my little Kodak camera out and started filming, hoping to catch some of the lightning, too. When I was looking at it frame by frame to see how well one of the lightning strikes showed up, I was surprised with this 3 frame sequence. This bolt of lightning seemed to generate itself in my backyard. The storm was a couple of miles away. Thought it was interesting. Thought I would share.
  • What the Heck is Wrong With You People?

    08/24/2011 11:09:20 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 15 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 08-24-11 | Stoutcat
    Yes, you. You know who you are. You’re liberal; an academic, perhaps, or a writer/journalist/opinion-shaper of some sort. You spout the liberal line (I’m not really sure whether you really believe it, or just realize that it’s a good gig that pays well) to your adoring audience, who gobble it up and regurgitate it to others ad nauseum. This I can deal with. What I cannot deal with, what I cannot comprehend, is the dangerous mentality that sometimes accompanies basic liberal elite thinking. The mentality that actively wishes harm on our country and its citizens–all in the name of progress,...