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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 Tromsø, 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...