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  • Pope Hypes Alarmism on Melting Glaciers

    09/18/2020 6:23:19 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    Church Militant ^ | September 18, 2020 | Jules Gomes
    Pope Hypes Alarmism on Melting Glaciers Scientific journals debunk pontiff's climate apocalypticism VATICAN CITY ( - Pope Francis ratcheted up his climate change alarmism to apocalyptic levels at his Wednesday public audience, warning that "two great glaciers in Antarctica near the Amundsen Sea" are "about to fall." Pope Francis greeting youths at his Wednesday audience "It will be terrible because the sea level will rise and this will bring many, many difficulties and cause so much harm," the pontiff predicted. "And why?" Francis asked. "Because of global warming, not caring for the environment, not caring for the common home," he categorically declared, attributing...
  • Anti-Monsanto Lawyer And USRTK, Carey Gillam Collaborator Possibly Headed To Prison For Extortion

    07/01/2020 4:01:52 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 6 replies
    American Council on Science and Health ^ | 06/24/20 | Alex Berezow
    Surely, Timothy Litzenburg is a wealthy man. As one of the lead plaintiffs' attorneys suing Monsanto over the alleged (but factually incorrect) claim that its product Roundup (glyphosate) causes cancer, he likely has had several nice paydays in recent years as the company has been slammed with one jackpot verdict after another. Lawsuits have cost its parent company, Bayer, billions of dollars. The trouble with money, however, is that no matter how much you have, you never really have enough. You always want more. Litzenburg wanted more, too, and he knew just how to do it. After seeing how easy...
  • Is Yakima Overwhelmed by the Corona Virus or by something else

    06/26/2020 9:50:01 AM PDT · by A44MAGNUT · 105 replies
    Common Sense Book ^ | 06/25/2020? | David Spring M. Ed.
    On June 20, 2020, Washington Governor Jay Inslee held a press conference claiming that Yakima was being overwhelmed by the corona virus. Given that in the past, Inslee claimed 2 million people would be killed in the US by the corona virus – and that hospitals in Washington state would be overwhelmed by the corona virus, it is amazing to me that anyone still believes anything this guy says. For those with short memories,...
  • When Science Becomes a Cult

    05/30/2020 7:21:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American ^ | March 30, 2020 | William DiPuccio
    Skepticism is at the heart of the scientific method. Question everything. Test everything. Scientific knowledge is established by evidence, not authority. The method is sound, but the execution may be imperfect. That's why I have faith in the methods of science but not necessarily in scientists. Experts in science have a store of credibility that can be maintained only by their performance. I have a great deal of trust in the meteorologists at the National Weather Service because their forecasts are 80%–90% accurate (no weatherman jokes, please — I used to be one!). But if most of their predictions began...
  • Mexico pulls plug on renewables Endless subsides for intermittent electricity not in the budget

    05/24/2020 7:07:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 5/24/2020 | Ronald Stein
    Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador won the 2018 election by a landslide. His approach to government spending — even in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout — might best be compared to that of conservative icons Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. Recognizing that industrial wind and solar electricity bring little to no value to electrical grids, Mexico is moving to avoid the higher electrical prices experienced by Germany, Denmark, Great Britain, South Australia, California, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and other governments that have heavily subsidized their supply of intermittent electricity. The only things ‘inevitable’ about the ‘transition’...
  • NASA scientists detect evidence of parallel universe where time runs backward

    05/19/2020 12:00:19 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 100 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 19 2020 | Yaron Steinbuch
    In a scenario straight out of “The Twilight Zone,” a group of NASA scientists working on an experiment in Antarctica have detected evidence of a parallel universe — where the rules of physics are the opposite of our own, according to a report. The concept of a parallel universe has been around since the early 1960s, mostly in the minds of fans of sci-fi TV shows and comics, but now a cosmic ray detection experiment has found particles that could be from a parallel realm that also was born in the Big Bang, the Daily Star reported. The experts used...
  • Sun lockdown: Is a solar minimum really going to bring famine, freezing temps, and droughts to Earth?

    05/18/2020 3:21:15 AM PDT · by bolobaby · 34 replies ^ | May 16, 2020 | Greg Pickel
    It’s May 16, 2020, which means that there is nothing out of the ordinary about the phrase ‘sun lockdown’ trending on search engines and social media. Most of us are in lockdown, after all, because of the coronavirus pandemic, and so if the sun wants to join us, so be it, right? Wrong, some exaggerated headlines suggest, as they promise famine, freezing temps, and droughts on Earth because the sun has entered a completely predictable and entirely normal solar minimum, according to Astronomer Dr. Tony Phillips in an interview with The Sun.
  • The Danger of Letting Lab Coats Run the World

    05/14/2020 5:11:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    American ^ | May 14, 2020 | Bill Dunne
    It should be clear by now that most of the world's leaders were stampeded over the lockdown cliff like so many lemmings. What caused the stampede is even more remarkable: a tiny coterie of obscure, soft-spoken epidemiologists in white lab coats playing with numbers. Americans trying to keep up with the torrid pace of new developments over the past few months have been hearing about that work — the data-modeling these people do by feeding selected data and a variety of assumptions into a computer. The computer then disgorges diagrams and charts that attempt to describe the future progress of...
  • University of Washington ramps up Abbott Labs’ ‘fantastic’ test for COVID-19 antibodies

    04/18/2020 9:12:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The University of Washington School of Medicine’s Virology Lab is reporting encouraging results from trial runs of a new test from Abbott Laboratories that detects the antibodies created by people who have had COVID-19, whether they knew they had it or not. “This is a really fantastic test,” Keith Jerome, who leads UW Medicine’s virology program, told reporters today. He said UW’s lab could process 4,000 samples per day starting next week, and conceivably ramp up to 14,000 samples per day within a couple of weeks. The test will be made available through health care providers, in medical clinics or...
  • Coronavirus puts Arctic climate change research on ice

    04/12/2020 11:07:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 04.12.2020 | Alex Matthews
    Every year, 150 climate scientists fly far into the wilderness and bore deep into Greenland’s largest glacier. Their work is complicated and important. The EastGRIP project is trying to understand how ice streams underneath the glacier are pushing vast amounts of ice into the ocean, and how this contributes to rising sea levels. But this year the drills will be silent. The ice streams will go unmeasured. The reason is the coronavirus. The fallout from measures to contain the outbreak have made the research impossible. Greenland is closed to foreigners. Its government is worried any outbreak could be particularly dangerous...
  • Eye-popping video exposes brazen junk science by federal climate assessment program

    01/10/2020 10:17:30 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 1/10/2020 | John Eidson
    Is the federal government a disinterested player in the debate on climate science? Not based on an impressive video that outlines some of the shenanigans of government agencies, which supposedly watch the matter. Composed of 13 federal agencies that conduct research on global changes that impact society, the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) is a federal project that issues periodic reports about the climate in the United States. In 1989, the year it was established, USGCRP was mandated by Congress to coordinate federal research related to the human and natural forces that affect the global environment. Billed as the...
  • Psychiatrist: Pelosi Can Subject Trump to 'Involuntary' Evaluation

    12/28/2019 9:03:58 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 126 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/27/19 | Nate Church
    Yale Medicine Professor of Psychiatry Bandy X. Lee claims that Speaker Nancy Pelosi has the “right to have [Trump] submit to an involuntary evaluation.” Professor Lee, of the Yale University School of Medicine, also serves as president of the World Mental Health Coalition. She has been a longstanding and outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, providing “translations” of his communications on her Twitter feed. Lee was also an editor on The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President, and is part of a movement demanding that the Judiciary Committee bring a panel of mental health experts to join impeachment...
  • Congress reaches deal to fund gun violence research for first time in decades

    12/16/2019 10:34:00 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12 16 2019 | Jessie Hellmann
    Federal agencies will receive $25 million from Congress to study gun violence in a government spending deal reached by House and Senate negotiators — a major win for Democrats who have long pushed for dedicated funding to research the issue, a source told The Hill. "Democrats have broken the ban on funding for the first time in decades," the source said. The deal includes $12.5 million each for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Institutes of Health to study gun violence and ways to prevent it. It’s the first time in more than 20 years that...
  • Space Alien Research Grad Program May Soon Be A Thing

    12/02/2019 9:21:48 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 30 replies
    International Business Times ^ | November 19, 2019 | Lorraine Lorenzo
    Hold on to your hats, skeptics. The study of alien existence is about to become a real scientific field. Pennsylvania State University is gearing up to make the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) an established field of scientific study. This means that a degree in Alien Research, no matter how outlandish it might sound, is soon going to be a real thing. According to a report, the university is planning on doing this by offering courses on the search for intelligent extraterrestrial life in its course catalog. It will also conduct actual research into the subject through it’s newly-established Penn...
  • Supreme Court weighs lawsuit pitting climate scientist against skeptics

    11/21/2019 4:00:35 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 21 2019 | John Kruzel
    The Supreme Court on Friday will consider whether to take up a prominent climatologist's defamation suit against a venerated conservative magazine, in a case that pits climate scientists against the free speech rights of global warming skeptics. The dispute between scientist Michael Mann and the National Review has drawn attention from lawmakers, interest groups, academics and media, as the court weighs adding a potentially blockbuster First Amendment showdown to an already politically charged docket. Scientists hail Mann’s lawsuit as a necessary defense against efforts to erode public confidence in the scientific consensus that climate change is an urgent threat, while...
  • Feminist Implants Uterus in Kidnapped Men to Protest Heartbeat Bills on 'The Blacklist'

    11/16/2019 2:03:32 PM PST · by Morgana · 25 replies
    mrcNEWSBUSTERS ^ | Nov 15, 2019 | Lindsay Kornick
    It turns out network television isn’t done lecturing us on abortion yet. We’ve had series after series come at us with pro-abortion stories, but NBC’s The Blacklist may have brought us the strangest case of them all. Let’s just say if this is where the propaganda is headed, liberals should stick to copying The Handmaid’s Tale. The November 15 episode “Hannah Hayes” concerns the strange case of a kidnapped governor reappearing on the day of a new election. The governor, however, isn’t sharing any details of his abduction, forcing the FBI to investigate the crime on their own. The agents...
  • 11,000 scientists demand population control because of ‘climate emergency’

    11/05/2019 5:00:17 PM PST · by ebb tide · 58 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 5, 2019 | Claire Chretien
    11,000 scientists demand population control because of ‘climate emergency’ November 5, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – 11,000 scientists have signed onto an article declaring that “the world population must be stabilized—and, ideally, gradually reduced,” because a “climate emergency” threatens “the fate of humanity.” Written by the Alliance of World Scientists and full of alarmist, apocalyptic language, the article was published today in BioScience.  “Still increasing by roughly 80 million people per year, or more than 200,000 per day...the world population must be stabilized—and, ideally, gradually reduced—within a framework that ensures social integrity,” the authors wrote.  “There are proven and effective policies...
  • EU leaders fail to agree on 2050 climate goal

    06/21/2019 5:13:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 21, 2019 | Samuel Petrequin and Raf Casert
    European Union leaders failed Thursday to back a plan to make the bloc’s economy carbon neutral by 2050 in spite of promises to protesters across the continent to fight harder against climate change. Ahead of a U.N. meeting in the fall, the proposal was relegated to a non-binding footnote in the final statement of Thursday’s summit of EU leaders in Brussels. “For a large majority of Member States, climate neutrality must be achieved by 2050,” the footnote read. However, for the change in approach to become an official target, all 28 EU countries need to back the change. The non-decision...
  • Trump UN pick Kelly Craft breaks with White House on climate change

    06/19/2019 8:08:33 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 46 replies
    BBC News ^ | 19th June 2019 | BBC News
    President Donald Trump's nominee for ambassador to the United Nations has broken with his viewpoint on climate change, saying it "poses real risks". Kelly Craft told lawmakers at her confirmation hearing she would "be an advocate for all countries to do their part in addressing climate change". In the past, she had claimed to believe "both sides" of the climate debate. Mr Trump has previously called climate change a "hoax" and questioned the scientific consensus on the matter. Earlier this month, Mr Trump said climate change "goes both ways" and blamed other nations for worsening air and water quality. In...
  • 50-million-year-old fossil shows school of baby fish in their final moments

    05/31/2019 5:37:16 PM PDT · by ETL · 46 replies ^ | May 31, 2019 | Brandon Specktor Senior Writer | LiveScience
    There's room for all types in a newly described fossil that shows 259 baby fish swimming together in a school, approximately 50 million years ago. According to the authors of a new study published Wednesday (May 29) in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, this ex-school may be the earliest known fossil evidence that prehistoric fish swam in unison, just as modern fish do today. A team of Arizona researchers stumbled upon this remarkable rock during a visit to the Oishi Fossils Gallery of Mizuta Memorial Museum in Japan. Working with the museum, the researchers determined that the...