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  • A dangerous African lake with explosive power is about to erupt in the seismic active East African Rift Valley

    10/18/2020 5:50:17 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 11 replies
    SS ^ | 10/18/20 | SS
    In central Africa is a deep lake that has a dangerous propensity to explode – but tapping it as a source of energy could help avert disaster. Lake Kivu is one of Africa’s strangest bodies of water. An unusual set of properties make it an intriguing subject for scientists, as well as a potential source of both peril and prosperity for the millions of people living nearby. Kivu doesn’t behave like most deep lakes. Typically, when water at the surface of a lake is cooled – by winter air temperatures or rivers carrying spring snowmelt, for example – that cold,...
  • Penn Gov Rules by Decree [semi-satire}

    10/17/2020 4:05:12 PM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Oct 2020 | John Semmens
    In a move to implement what he characterized as "a more efficient form of government," Gov. Tom Wolf (D-Penn) has signed on to a multi-state Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) agreement that will result in higher taxes on the state's inhabitants. This bypasses the state constitution's delegation of the taxing power to the legislature. Wolf explained that "we are in a climate crisis. Waiting for the legislature to act wastes precious time. Rather than let the people of Pennsylvania, the United States, and the world suffer while legislators dither is unacceptable." For its part, a bipartisan majority of the legislature...
  • Pollution? Fukushima radiation? Algae bloom? Just 2 weeks after the first one, another mass die-off is discovered in Kamchatka and scares scientists worldwide

    10/15/2020 10:37:26 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 27 replies
    ss ^ | 10/15/20 | ss
    Unexplained deaths of sea life are continuing to cause anxiety in Russia’s Far East. On Tuesday, fish, octopuses and crabs were filmed washed ashore hundreds of kilometers away from the spot where the alarm was first raised. A video of the ecological disaster near Ozernovskiy village on Kamchatka’s western coast shows dead marine creatures scattered along a 50-meter-wide area of the beach. The peninsula, some 7,000km east of Moscow, is home to one of the earth’s most pristine environments. The footage is similar to clips that came from Avacha Bay on the opposite eastern coast in late September, when numerous...
  • Statistics: Sharp increase in natural disasters over the past 20 years

    10/12/2020 10:01:08 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 16 replies
    watchersnews ^ | 10/12/20 | Teo Blaskovic
    A new United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) report confirms how extreme weather events have come to dominate the disaster landscape at the beginning of 21st century. Floods and storms were the most prevalent disaster events, followed by earthquakes, extreme temperatures, landslides, droughts, wildfires, volcanic activity and dry mass movement. UNDRR used statistics from the Emergency Events Database (EM-DAT) maintained by the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) which records disasters which have killed ten or more people, affected 100 or more people, resulted in a declared state of emergency, or a call for international...
  • World record waterspout outbreak over the Great Lakes

    10/11/2020 1:22:28 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 23 replies ^ | 10/7/2020 | Julie Celestial
    232 waterspouts/funnels have been confirmed over the Great Lakes from September 28 to October 4, 2020, in the second world record waterspout outbreak of the year, according to the International Center for Waterspout Research (ICWR). From August 16 to 19, 2020, a short-lived waterspout outbreak produced 88 funnels, setting a new world record waterspout outbreak -- the first of the year. Both outbreaks were a result of Canadian cold air sweeping over the region, which made surface air prone to rise. "There were an average of 33 per day," said ICWR director Wade Szilagyi, also a meteorologist at Environment Canada....
  • Giant five stories deep sinkhole threatens population of New Port Richey, Florida

    10/09/2020 8:55:47 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 62 replies
    SS ^ | 10/09/20 | SS
    The crater just keeps getting bigger. The big sink hole in Pasco County just keeps growing, expanding and collapsing. The depression in New Port Richey, Florida continues to expand at a rapid rate, very unusual for geologists. The hole opened on Monday at a few-feet deep but has grown to 50 – 75 feet deep and more than 30 feet wide! “The speed of it opening and the speed of it still spreading, that makes it unusual,” said Emergency Management Director Andrew Fossa. Nearby, The Varsity Club has been evacuated and shut down. County crews erected a fence around the...
  • Update on the Westmorland Swarm after more than 1,200 earthquakes have rattled the Imperial Valley, California

    10/09/2020 8:46:32 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 4 replies
    SS ^ | 10/07/20 | SS
    As we reach a total of about 1200 quakes in the last week, the swarm’s activity continues to wane. There has only been one quake over the last 24 hours that was felt – a M3.0 at 1:50am. 21 others were recorded but were too small to be felt. The chances of larger earthquakes in the area are almost back to background levels The USGS has issued their seventh statement and forecast for this swarm. Here’s part of today’s statement: “The following three scenarios describe possibilities of what could happen from 6 October to 13 October. Only one of these...
  • Strange spiral appears off Black Sea coast

    10/09/2020 8:37:01 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 26 replies
    ss ^ | 10/06/20 | ss
    A rare phenomenon formed in Abkhazia, on the eastern coast of the Black Sea, on September 23, 2020. According to local and tourist eyewitnesses, the water started twisting into a gigantic spiral. The whirlpool most probably formed by the collision of water masses having different characteristics (salinity, temperature, etc.).
  • The GOP Should Make Dem's Energy Cost Inflating "Climate Change" Scam an Issue

    10/08/2020 1:11:42 PM PDT · by kathsua · 7 replies
    Global Warming religion ^ | October 8, 2020 | Reasonmclucus
    The Democrats control of the media allows them to misrepresent issues like the "climate change" scam as legitimate issues Republican journalists need to make an extra effort to discover and expose those scams. Weather Channel founder John Coleman calls global warming "the greatest scam in history." Lawrence Solomon published an expose' in the May 30, 2009 Financial Post detailing how the Enron corporation paid scientists and environmental groups to falsely claim increases in carbon dioxide would increase global air temperature. Physicist R.W. Wood disproved this warming theory in 1909. Philosophical magazine , 1909, vol 17, p319-320. Cambridge UL shelfmark...
  • October Meteor Showers

    10/05/2020 8:12:17 AM PDT · by Pete from Shawnee Mission · 24 replies
    "Meteor Shower Tonight" ^ | October 1, 2020 | Staff
    "There are 11 meteor showers peaking in October every year. Here the brief description of these awesome space events that will light up the autumn sky of October. Keep your eyes to the sky and enjoy!"
  • USGS says there is a 1-in-300 chance that the current Salton Sea earthquake swarm will be followed by a magnitude 7 or higher

    10/03/2020 5:39:16 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 35 replies
    SS ^ | 10/02/20 | ss
    The desert near the Salton Sea continue to tremble as a swarm of small earthquakes that started Wednesday continued into Thursday. The swarm slowed down Thursday, but at least four earthquakes of magnitude 3 or larger were recorded in the first seven hours of the day, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The swarm is taking place in the Brawley seismic zone, a predominantly extensional tectonic zone that connects the southern terminus of the San Andreas Fault with the Imperial Fault in Southern California. The area has seen swarms in the past in which they remain active for as many...
  • 42,000-foot plumes of ash, 143-mph firenadoes 1,500-degree heat – The California Fires are a new HELL on Earth

    10/03/2020 5:36:37 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 35 replies
    ss ^ | 10/03/20 | ss
    42,000-foot plumes of ash. 143-mph firenadoes. 1,500-degree heat. These wildfires are a new kind of hell on earth, and scientists are racing to learn its rules. On the windy, hot day of July 26, 2018, as record 113-­degree temperatures baked Redding, California, in the northern Sacramento Valley, Eric Knapp toiled in an air-conditioned government office. After work, he planned to meet his wife and 3-year-old daughter, and some family friends, for dinner. Slender and fair-skinned with a gentle smile, Knapp is a research ecologist for the US Forest Service. He was well aware that, three days earlier, in coastal mountains...
  • Republicans Should Challenge Enron's Global Warming Scam

    10/02/2020 2:35:22 PM PDT · by kathsua · 8 replies
    Global Warming religion ^ | October 2, 2020 | Reasonmclucus
    President Donald Trump should stop letting Democrats get away with treating Enron's global warming scam as a valid scientific theory. His response to the "climate change" debate question was weak. He needs to discredit the theory. Republicans need to charge Congressional Democrats with supporting the crooked energy corporations that benefit from Enron's global warming scam. Weather Channel founder John Coleman calls global warming "the greatest scam in history." Lawrence Solomon published an expose' in the May 30, 2009 Financial Post detailing how the Enron corporation paid scientists and environmental groups to falsely claim increases in carbon dioxide would increase global...
  • The Real Cost of Wind and Solar

    09/29/2020 8:36:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    American ^ | September 29, 2020 | Norman Rogers
    The main problem with either wind or solar is that they generate electricity erratically, depending on the wind or sunshine. In contrast, a fossil-fuel plant can generate electricity predictably upon request. Blackouts are very expensive for society, so grid operators and designers go to a lot of trouble to make sure that blackouts are rare. The electrical grid should have spare capacity sufficient to meet the largest demand peaks even when some plants are out of commission. Plants in spinning reserve status stand by ready to take over if a plant trips (breaks down). Injecting erratic electricity into the grid...
  • Much Ado About Nothing -- The Global Average Temperature Debate

    09/25/2020 10:38:56 AM PDT · by kathsua · 12 replies
    Global Warming religion ^ | September 25, 2020 | Reasonmclucus
    The global warming priests have presented no evidence that the process they claim causes "global warming" exists. They just illogically claim that any increase in what they call the "global average temperature" can only result from carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Paul Homewood has reported on questionable manipulation of temperature data used to calculate this global average temperature. Anthony Watts has documented problems with temperature data for several years on his blog. The controversy over the accuracy of the data can be viewed as much ado about nothing because the so-called global average temperature "is thermodynamically as well as mathematically...
  • Global Warming Theory Disproved a Century Ago

    09/24/2020 8:56:54 AM PDT · by kathsua · 12 replies
    Global Warming religion ^ | September 24, 2020 | Reasonmclucus
    The claim that carbon dioxide (CO2) can increase air temperatures by "trapping" infrared radiation (IR) ignores the fact that in 1909 physicist R.W. Wood disproved the popular 19th Century thesis that greenhouses stayed warm by trapping IR. Unfortunately, many people who claim to be scientists are unaware of Wood's experiment which was originally published in the Philosophical magazine , 1909, vol 17, p319-320. Philosophical Magazine might not sound like the name of a science publication, but a century ago leading scientists published their discoveries in it. During the early 19th Century many physicists supported the theory postulated by Benjamin Franklin...
  • Enron's Global Warming Scam Lives on

    09/23/2020 10:04:47 AM PDT · by kathsua · 3 replies
    Global Warming religion ^ | September 23, 2020 | Reasonmclucus
    Remember Enron, the corrupt firm whose failure should have disproved the myth "too big to fail", but didn't? At the time it was the seventh largest corporation. It's bankruptcy was the largest in history until Lehman Brothers failed. Incidentally, Lehman Brothers was also involved in carbon trading. Enron owed part of its early success to emissions trading. Basically emissions trading was established as a way for some companies to profit from pollution while allowing some companies to continue to produce the chemicals that can cause acid rain. Lawrence Solomon, executive director of Energy Probe has reported that Enron played a...
  • To Destroy America

    09/16/2020 7:43:02 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 3 replies
    The protests that sprang up in the wake of George Floyd’s killing in Minneapolis seemed like spontaneous outpourings of grief and anger. They weren’t entirely. Though many who joined their ranks may have been moved by outrage at the images of Floyd’s death, those operating behind the scenes have prepared for this moment for a long time.
  • California Reaps Whirlwind [semi-satire]

    09/13/2020 7:01:19 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 September 2020 | John Semmens
    With vast swaths of his state on fire, thousands of homes burned, and millions suffering from chronic power outages one might think that Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) would be second guessing some of his Party's policies. That would be the sane and honest thing to do. Instead, Newsom insists that the fault lies elsewhere. In a crusade to end global climate change, California Democrats have enacted strict regulations on viable methods of generating electricity and mandated a massive dependence on unreliable wind and solar energy production. They have also restricted the traditional forest maintenance activities intended to clear out the...
  • Fire Medford, Phoenix, Talent, Oregon. I lost everything

    09/11/2020 3:20:09 PM PDT · by AuntB · 204 replies
    Self ^ | 9/11/20 | Auntb
    I got a call from my son in Calif about 1 pm Tuesday. He was listening to police scanner.. said a fire was coming my way... didn't make sense, this area has never had a fire. It's the city! I went outside in our beautiful peaceful Sr. retirement village to a bank of thick smoke and saw a raging fire. It seemed 10 miles away. The wind was whipping in every direction and took me off my feet several times. I've been through this before living in the woods of No. Calif. I was prepared then. This home was in...