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  • How Your Cereal Causes Climate Change

    07/28/2014 3:37:07 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 30 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 28, 20:31 GMT | Clare Foran
    One of the world's largest food companies says it's about to take a big bite out of global warming. General Mills, maker of Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, and Wheaties, said Monday that it will set a target to limit air pollution throughout its entire supply chain next summer. This marks the first time the food giant has pledged to measurably rein in greenhouse-gas emissions from its agricultural suppliers of ingredients like soy and sugarcane. Environmental watchdogs say the effort is significant. According to Oxfam, air pollution created by the agricultural industry makes up a quarter of total greenhouse-gas emissions worldwide....
  • Op-Ed: The Arctic's Huge Store of Methane Gas: 'Ticking time-bomb?' (Methane Gas New Evil)

    07/13/2014 9:13:51 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 39 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | July 13, 2014 22:12 GMT | Karen Graham
    Some climate change proponents are saying the huge amounts of methane gas, stored under the Arctic ice is a potential "ticking time bomb." They claim that we must stop extracting fossil fuels that put more CO2 into our atmosphere or face disaster. Methane is only one of a number of gases called greenhouse gases (GHG) that can absorb and emit infrared radiation, or in other words, this means they can trap and absorb heat. The most abundant GHG is water vapor, followed by carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, ozone and CFC's. By measuring atmospheric infrared radiation, climatologists are able to...
  • Climate Change Could Cause More Kidney Stones

    07/11/2014 1:33:02 AM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 32 replies
    City Lab ^ | July 10, 2014 18:12 GMT | John Metcalfe
    When one thinks of the warming climate, the phrases that pop into mind probably aren't "nausea and vomiting," "sharp, stabbing pain," and "blood in your urine." Yet these awful symptoms could become more prolific in the coming decades, as hotter weather appears to be linked with the risk of growing a kidney stone. This disheartening prognosis comes from doctors at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and elsewhere who've completed a seven-year-long study of 60,433 patients in several major U.S. cities. When the temperature goes up, there's a subsequent spike in the number of people visiting hospitals for stone issues, they...
  • Hospitals at Increasing Risk of Overheating Due to Climate Change (Yeah, Right)

    07/09/2014 2:02:17 AM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 34 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | July 9, 2014 06:00 GMT | Emily Gosden
    Nine out of ten hospital wards may be at risk of overheating, increasing the dangers for vulnerable patients who are left sweltering in temperatures of more than 26C (78.8F), government advisers have warned. Poor ventilation, thin walls, low ceilings and big windows that can barely be opened are contributing to temperatures far exceeding acceptable levels during hot weather, according to the Committee on Climate Change. One fifth of domestic properties could also already be overheating, with flats especially vulnerable, it finds. The number of people dying prematurely from overheating could triple to 7,000 per year by the 2050s as global...
  • How Climate Change Affects Terrorism (Say What???)

    07/02/2014 9:31:41 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 15 replies
    Defense One ^ | July 3, 2014 04:11 GMT | Jon Gensler
    According to the Obama Administration’s newly released National Climate Assessment, climate change is already impacting communities in every corner of the country, with an increasing frequency and severity of extreme weather events – storms, floods, and droughts – and rising sea levels destabilizing the everyday lives of Americans. Worse, the impacts of these changes are accelerating, and they are affecting communities around the world. The Pentagon’s most recent Quadrennial Defense Review warns that “climate change may increase the frequency, scale and complexity of future missions.” Some of the least stable states in the world will face changing weather patterns that...
  • Tackling Climate Change Would Grow Global Economy, World Bank Says (Scam Alert)

    06/24/2014 1:56:56 AM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 6 replies
    The Guardian ^ | June 24, 2014 04:00 GMT | Suzanne Goldenberg
    Fighting climate change would help grow the world economy, according to the World Bank, adding up to $2.6tn (£1.5tn) a year to global GDP in the coming decades. The findings, made available in a report on Tuesday, offer a sharp contrast with claims by the Australian government that fighting climate change would “clobber” the economy. The report also advances on the work of economists who have argued that it will be far more costly in the long run to delay action on climate change. Instead, Tuesday's report found a number of key policies – none of which included putting an...
  • Plants Reveal Rainfall Changes Over Last 24,000 Years (Melting Ice Not Affecting Rainfall)

    06/23/2014 3:42:24 AM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 2 replies
    Reporting Climate Science ^ | June 23, 2014 10:40 GMT | Not Cited
    Across the edges of the Indian Ocean, the amount of rainfall differs greatly. If it rains particularly hard in the Sumatran rain forest, the already arid region of East Africa is onset with drought. Researchers from the Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F), the California Institute of Technology, the Univerity of Southern California and the University of Bremen found that this cyclic, bipolar climate phenomenon has likely been around for 10,000 years. The pilot study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), sheds light on the climate system of a region whose rainfall patterns have a...
  • White House Unveils Bee Plan, Creates Strategy To Restore Pollinator Populations (Huh?)

    06/20/2014 8:44:46 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 39 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | June 20, 2014 23:10 GMT | Justin Streight
    The White House is finally addressing a serious, and misunderstood, problem with a new “bee plan.” The bee plan is a federal strategy to stop the sharp decline of pollinators, most notably bees, and restore pollinator populations to their previous buzzing glory. Can the White House end a problem that has alluded scientists and policy makers for over a decade? The bee plan is focused on habitats… and bureaucracy. The first step of the plan is form a task force. The group will include representatives from 14 major federal departments (click here for the full list).
  • Bad sign: Cantor’s vanquisher surprised MSNBC host isn’t just celebrating his victory

    And while tea party groups and talk radio hosts are celebrating the downfall of a Republican member of Congress who came to symbolize the “establishment,” there are indications that this enthusiasm is misplaced. In the wake of his victory, Brat joined MSNBC host Chuck Todd on Wednesday where he received a gentle grilling and was asked for his position on a variety of policy matters. Brat seemed entirely unprepared to have to speak on issues of substance. In fact, he suggested – perhaps (hopefully) jokingly – that he thought Todd invited him on the program merely to celebrate his victory....
  • Rise in Carbon Dioxide Level Linked to Low Quality Food - Study (Bust a Gut Laugh Alert)

    06/09/2014 4:59:49 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 28 replies
    International Business Times ^ | June 9, 2014 23:10 GMT | Parismita Goswami
    Carbon dioxide and climate change will lower the quality of food in the future, claims a new study. Wheat, rice, maize and soybeans are key sources of nutrients for more than 2 billion people residing in poor countries. But with the rising amount of carbon dioxide in the air combined with climate change, nutrient level in crops is set to drop. The study was conducted by Harvard University researchers and colleagues who fear that several major crops - such as wheat and rice - with good nutrient value will have low levels of proteins and zinc in the future.
  • Second world war dead washed up by Pacific Ocean's rise - caused by global warming

    06/07/2014 11:04:48 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 42 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | June 8, 2014 6:27 GMT | Agence France-Presse
    Skeletons of second world war soldiers are being washed from their graves by the rising Pacific Ocean as global warming leads to inundation of islands that saw some of the fiercest fighting of the conflict. On the day Europe commemorated the 70th anniversary of the storming of Normandy beaches in the D-Day landings, a minister from the Marshall Islands, a remote archipelago between Hawaii and the Philippines, told how the remains of 26, probably Japanese soldiers, had been recovered so far on the isle of Santo. "There are coffins and dead people being washed away from graves; it's that serious,"...
  • Obama warns of 'devastating' hurricanes from climate change

    06/01/2014 2:25:37 PM PDT · by Libloather · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/30/14 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    President Obama warned Friday that storms like Hurricane Sandy will become more frequent as climate change intensifies. While being briefed by emergency response officials at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) headquarters, Obama urged the public to prepare now for this year's hurricane season. "The changes we’re seeing in our climate means that, unfortunately, storms like Sandy could end up being more common and more devastating," Obama said. "And that’s why we’re also going to be doing more to deal with the dangers of carbon pollution that help to cause this climate change and global warming. And that’s why we’re...
  • Global Warming Threatens More Deadly Everest-like Avalanches - Report (Even MORE Chicken Little)

    05/20/2014 7:52:03 AM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 20, 2014 13:11 GMT | Gopal Sharma
    KATHMANDU, May 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - M ountaineering tourism in Nepal faces a threat from global warming as melting glaciers feed the risk of more deadly disasters such as the avalanche on Mount Everest that killed 16 people last month, scientists said on Tuesday. More than 2,000 foreign mountaineers flock to the Himalayan nation sandwiched between India and China each year, mainly to climb the world's highest mountain, generating revenue of $3.4 million in permit fees for the impoverished country. Rising global temperatures have shrunk the total area of Nepal's glaciers by almost a quarter between 1977 and 2010,...
  • Wildfires Worse Due to Global Warming, Studies Show (More Chicken Little)

    05/18/2014 7:41:42 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 20 replies
    Daily Freeman (AP story) ^ | May 19, 2014 02:34 GMT | Seth Borenstein
    WASHINGTON >> The devastating wildfires scorching Southern California offer a glimpse of a warmer and more fiery future, according to scientists and federal and international reports. In the past three months, at least three different studies and reports have warned that wildfires are getting bigger, that man-made climate change is to blame, and it’s only going to get worse with more fires starting earlier in the year. While scientists are reluctant to blame global warming for any specific fire, they have been warning for years about how it will lead to more fires and earlier fire seasons.
  • Report: 'Urgent action' needed on climate change

    05/06/2014 6:33:36 AM PDT · by kjam22 · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | 5-6-2014 | cnn
    Washington (CNN) -- Flooded rail lines. Bigger, more frequent droughts. A rash of wildfires. Those are some of the alarming predictions in a White House climate change report released Tuesday, part of President Barack Obama's broader second-term effort to help the nation prepare for the effects of higher temperatures, rising sea levels and more erratic weather. "Climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present," the National Climate Assessment says, adding that the evidence of man-made climate change "continues to strengthen" and that "impacts are increasing across the country." "Americans are noticing changes...
  • Al Gore Won’t Rule Out 2016 Run for President

    04/30/2014 1:59:11 PM PDT · by kingattax · 196 replies
    Rightwing News ^ | April 30, 2014 | Dave Blount
    If you think Washington is scary now, consider this: Al Gore is not ruling out a 2016 run for president. Al Gore 2000 was awful, proving himself willing to divide the country and put it through hell during his attempt to sue his way into the White House. Al Gore 2016 would be many times worse. He would be a single-issue president, and that issue would be the total destruction of the economy in the name of the debunked global warming hoax.
  • Dire signs from a warming world

    01/28/2014 8:23:56 AM PST · by CedarDave · 76 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 28, 2014 | Eugene Robinson
    Another insane cold wave — not the infamous “polar vortex ” but its evil twin — is bringing sub-zero and single-digit temperatures to much of the nation. And global warming may be even more extreme, and potentially more catastrophic, than climate scientists had feared. This is, of course, no contradiction. The rallying cry of the denialists — “It’s really cold outside, so global warming must be a crock!” — can be taken seriously only by those with a toddler’s limited conception of time and space. They forget that it’s winter, and apparently they don’t quite grasp that even when it’s...
  • Infographic: Scientists Who Doubt Human-Caused Climate Change

    01/13/2014 1:40:30 PM PST · by llevrok · 56 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 1/10/2014 | Emily Gertz
    The next time you hear someone dispute that human activity is destabilizing our climate, remember this pie chart. It represents geochemist James Lawrence Powell's review of 2,258 peer-reviewed scientific articles about climate change, written by 9,136 authors, published between Nov. 12, 2012 and December 31, 2013. Of all those hundreds of papers and thousands of researchers, Powell found one article, authored by a single scientist, that attributed climate change to something other than human actions: "The Role of Solar Activity in Global Warming," by S.V. Avakyan, appearing in the Herald of the Russian Academy of Science, Vol. 83, No. 3....
  • How to Surivive in a World Without Antibiotics - Free download

    01/10/2014 2:37:22 PM PST · by null and void · 76 replies
    The Alternative Doctor ^ | 12/10/14 | Keith Scott-Mumby
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  • Glen Beck and Senator calling FreedomWorks Traitors?

    10/09/2013 9:32:43 AM PDT · by MNDude · 46 replies
    Whatever became of Glenn Beck's announcement to name a Republican Senator that was calling FreedomWorks members traitors?
  • BECK TO REVEAL NAME OF REPUBLICAN SENATOR WHO ALLEGEDLY CALLED FREEDOMWORKS SUPPORTERS ‘TRAITORS’

    10/07/2013 7:40:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 223 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/7/13 | Erica Ritz
    Glenn Beck told his audience on Monday that the following morning on his radio program, he will reveal the name of a Republican lawmaker who said anyone who stands with FreedomWorks or the Senate Conservatives Fund is a “traitor” to the Senate.
  • Young Voters on Climate Deniers: ‘Ignorant, Out of Touch, Crazy’

    07/27/2013 11:50:21 PM PDT · by South40 · 87 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 7/26/2013 | Salvatore Cardoni
    Say what you will about us millennials—we’re a wilting bouquet of narcissistic, socialistic, overeducated, underemployed, tatted-up hipsters who still live at home—but, from this day forward, don’t you dare say we’re climate change deniers. A strong majority (66 percent!) of young independent voters, ages 18 to 34, accept as dogma that man and his dirty deeds are causing, and will continue to cause, climate change—this according to a study conducted by a bipartisan pair of political strategy groups for the League of Conservation Voters.
  • Global food supply under threat as water wells dry up

    07/06/2013 7:01:14 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 50 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Saturday 6 July 2013 09.24 EDT | John Vidal, environment editor
    Wells dry up and underwater tables fall so fast in the Middle East and parts of India, China and the US that food supplies are seriously threatened, a leading resource analyst has warned. Lester Brown, head of the Earth Policy Institute in Washington, claims that 18 countries, together containing half the world's people, are overpumping their underground water tables to the point – known as "peak water" – where they are not replenishing and where harvests are getting smaller each year. The situation is most serious in the Middle East. According to Brown: "Among the countries whose water supply has...
  • Five Reasons for Obama to Sell Climate Change as a Health Issue

    06/25/2013 4:17:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    National Geographic ^ | June 25, 2013 | by Dan Stone
    After five years of referring to climate change as a long-term climate and humanitarian problem, President Obama is trying a new strategy. In a speech Tuesday to sell a package of regulations to limit greenhouse gases from power plants, Obama will list the ways a warming planet impacts human health now, White House officials say. The strategy may have legs. The administration has directed several government agencies to work together on a wide-ranging effort to try to quantify the "social costs" of climate change, including health effects. How is climate change expected to affect human health? The Centers for Disease...
  • Was Justice Roberts Intimidated Into Voting for ‘ObamaCare’? Senator Mike Lee Presents the Evidence

    06/18/2013 12:35:13 PM PDT · by maggief · 128 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 18, 2013 | Erica Ritz
    EXCERPT Lee’s argument is not based on the NSA or its monitoring of the nation’s communication. Rather, Lee said, there are indications that Roberts originally intended to vote against the act, but that a public “campaign of intimidation” made him change his mind. First, the senator claimed “the opinion was written in a way to suggest he switched his vote,” and that the dissenting opinion reads like it was originally written as the majority. He added that several news outlets reported that Roberts did change his vote, based on insider information. Not only that, he said, but the court performed...
  • Skyfall: Starring Chicken Little Now Playing All Across America

    02/26/2013 1:50:39 PM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Dewey From Detroit ^ | 2-26-2013 | Dewey From Detroit
    Why must Republicans always play defense? Seemingly on the wrong side of any argument? Education; you? The pending sequester cuts have the President and his minions, like a flock of Chicken Littles, running to and fro, spinning tales of planes falling out of the sky.  For some reason - whether they’re too polite, too incredulous or just too inept - I barely hear a peep from the loyal opposition. So I wrote this little story to help Republicans explain the scale of sequester cuts to their constituents and hopefully help them put things in perspective: George Finds Out He’s getting...
  • Another one folks, in Japan--Mag 6.2 - 96km ENE of Miyako, Japan

    10/01/2012 7:23:13 PM PDT · by American Constitutionalist · 17 replies
    American Constitutionalist
    Mag 6.2 - 96km ENE of Miyako, Japan. 2012-10-01 22:21:45 UTC 39.853°N 143.047°E depth=9.7km (6.0mi)
  • Ospreys to stay grounded for now

    08/04/2012 4:33:11 PM PDT · by ME-262 · 27 replies
    The Japan Times Online ^ | Sunday August 5, 2012 | AP, AFP-Jiji
    Ospreys to stay grounded for now Pentagon chief bans test flights until Japan OKs aircraft's safety WASHINGTON — The United States will suspend all flight operations by MV-22 Ospreys in Japan until Tokyo confirms the tilt-rotor aircraft's safety, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said.
  • The World as We Know It Is About to End, Say Some Really Frightened Scientists

    06/08/2012 7:16:05 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 118 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Jun 7, 2012 | Alexander Abad-Santos
    A new study by 22 biologists and ecologists has found that environmental changes on our planet are reaching a point of no return that leads to mass extinctions and harms human welfare. The situation, said one scientist, “scares the hell out of me.” That would be James H. Brown, one of the authors of alarming paper published by Nature, talking to New York Times Green blogger Justin Gillis. Brown is not one of your everyday cranks predicting raptures and the end of days. He is a macroecologist at the University of New Mexico. And as The Atlantic's James Fallows, who...
  • 24 Statistics To Show To Anyone Who Believes That America Has A Bright Economic Future

    01/12/2012 3:14:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 01/12/2012 | Michael Snyder
    Beware of bubbles of false hope. Right now there is a lot of talk about how the U.S. economy is improving, but it is all a lie. The mainstream media can be very seductive. When you sit down to watch television your brain tends to go into a very relaxed mode. In such a state, it becomes easy to slip thoughts and ideas past your defenses. Sometimes when I am watching television I realize what the media is trying to do and yet I can still feel it happening to me. In this day and age, it is absolutely...
  • Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel Goes Chicken Little With Laughable Rising Sea Hysteria

    01/09/2012 5:55:29 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | December 9, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    The sky is falling! The sky is falling! Oops! I mean the sea is rising! The sea is rising! Such is the premise, chock full of laughable hysteria mixed in with premonitions of massive governmental spending based on a theory yet to be proven, in this Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel front page story by David Fleshler. As Chicken Little Fleshler describes, the plan to combat an unproven problem isn't just any plan, it's a BATTLE plan:
  • Warming could exceed safe levels in this lifetime

    10/23/2011 10:24:06 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 23, 2011 | Nina Chestney
    (Reuters) - Global temperature rise could exceed "safe" levels of two degrees Celsius in some parts of the world in many of our lifetimes if greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase, two research papers published in the journal Nature warned. "Certain levels of climate change are very likely within the lifetimes of many people living now ... unless emissions of greenhouse gases are substantially reduced in the coming decades," said a study on Sunday by academics at the English universities of Reading and Oxford, the UK's Met Office Hadley Center and the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand."Large parts of...
  • 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...
  • Obama's Intent to Gut the Military

    07/25/2011 5:06:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2011 | Lurita Doan
    President Obama continues to push the notion that he wants a "balanced approach" to budget cuts, but it is becoming increasingly clear that the only spending cuts he is willing to contemplate are cuts in defense spending. The vast entitlement system that now eats the majority of tax dollars is, by contrast, not only on his list of programs to be sustained, but expanded. Mr. Obama seems determined to protect the welfare state. He lacks the courage and the candor to admit to the unsustainablity of an entitlement system which has pushed the nation to the brink of insolvency as...
  • More polar bear cubs die as Arctic ice melts

    07/20/2011 4:58:09 PM PDT · by PROCON · 62 replies
    reuters ^ | July 18, 2011 | Deborah Zabarenko
    (Reuters) - Polar bear cubs forced to swim long distances with their mothers as their icy Arctic habitat melts appear to have a higher mortality rate than cubs that didn't have to swim as far, a new study reports. Polar bears hunt, feed and give birth on ice or on land, and are not naturally aquatic creatures. Previous reports have noted individual animals swimming hundreds of miles (kilometers) to reach ice platforms or land, but this is one of the first to show these swims pose a greater risk to polar bear young.
  • Cats, Not Cars, Cause…Climate Change? (MEOW?)

    07/15/2011 4:46:53 PM PDT · by PROCON · 72 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | July 14, 2011 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Well, you can save your money and forget about buying that Prius. Because apparently cats, not cars, cause “climate change.” That’s the latest according to some research studies. The problem is reportedly due to a cat “epidemic” in the U.S., where the entire feline population has tripled in the last four decades to some 600 million furry critters. The studies report that “global warming” prompts cats to breed like, well, rabbits, and once there’s an “overpopulation,” our furry feline friends start killing off eco-saving birds en masse. Sounds like a lose, lose. Right? MotherJones reports:
  • It's the end of the world as we know it: COMET ELENIN

    06/30/2011 10:29:20 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 150 replies · 3+ views
    many ^ | 6-30-2011 | many
    Comet ELENIN is coming, and some conspiracy theorists believe it will brng much gloom, is THIS what NASA's head guy warned us about 3 weeks ago??
  • WHO SAYS YOU CAN'T PREDICT EARTHQUAKES ACCURATELY?

    03/20/2011 12:10:53 PM PDT · by STD · 65 replies · 2+ views
    Helium.com, ^ | 3/19/11 | Terrence Aym,
    WHO SAYS YOU CAN'T PREDICT EARTHQUAKES ACCURATELY? Geologist: Alarming magnetic field changes signal major quake for West Coast
  • Radiation Fears Spark Japan Exodus

    03/16/2011 8:13:13 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 31 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 3/16/2011 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    Lufthansa, KLM Cancel Flights to Tokyo's Narita Airport Panicked passengers hoping to flee Japan waited for hours at the country's largest international airport today as concerns about radioactive fallout heightened. The international and domestic terminals at Narita International Airport were crammed with passengers leaving the capital Germany's Lufthansa airline became the first major carrier to cancel flights to irst major carrier to cancel flights to Narita International Airport, which services Tokyo, and will reroute all flights through Nagoya and Osaka, some 300 miles south of the capitol. Dutch carrier KLM followed. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said, "There is no...
  • Radiation Fears Lead to Potassium Iodide Hysteria

    03/16/2011 2:31:44 PM PDT · by Mgm3com · 29 replies · 2+ views
    The Free World Blog ^ | 03/16/2011 | Mike Mazzeo
    Radiation Fears Lead to Potassium Iodide Hysteria Potassium Iodide Runs Low as Americans Seek It Out ..... The earthquake and tsunami in Japan has caused a slight meltdown in on of Japan's nuclear power plants and maybe some other potential meltdowns. Radiation levels in the area have increased, mostly affecting workers or those right near the plant. Radiation level increases in other parts of Japan are minimal most are blowing off to sea, which has sparked public hysteria on the West Coast of the United States. The public is terrified because they believe that the radiation levels will come to...
  • Despite Warnings, Obama Administration Does Nothing

    03/15/2011 9:30:43 AM PDT · by swampfoxniner · 15 replies
    The KI Chronicles ^ | March 15, 2011 | RAISafe
    Even the nuclear crisis enveloping Japan isn’t enough to wake up an indifferent Obama Administration. The massive earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan on Friday also created a crisis at the country’s nuclear power plants. Damage at the sites was extensive, and repair work was impeded by at least one massive explosion. Radioactive gas leaks have been reported, with radiation 1,000 times higher than normal levels. In response, the Japanese government has imposed a massive, military-led evacuation, clearing people away from at least two of the plants. Despite the tragedy unfolding in Japan, the United States remains unprepared. The country...
  • "Put the brakes" on nuclear power plants: Lieberman

    03/13/2011 10:32:43 AM PDT · by maggief · 97 replies
    REUTERS ^ | March 13, 2011 | Will Dunham
    (Reuters) - The United States should "put the brakes on" new nuclear power plants until fully understanding what happened to the earthquake-crippled nuclear reactors in Japan, the chairman of the U.S. Senate's homeland security panel said on Sunday.
  • Will March 19 'Supermoon' Trigger Natural Disasters?

    03/10/2011 4:34:28 PM PST · by americanophile · 124 replies
    Space.com via Yahoo! News ^ | March 10, 2011 | Space.com
    On March 19, the moon will swing around Earth more closely than it has in the past 18 years, lighting up the night sky from just 221,567 miles (356,577 kilometers) away. On top of that, it will be full. And one astrologer believes it could inflict massive damage on the planet. Richard Nolle, a noted astrologer who runs the website astropro.com, has famously termed the upcoming full moon at lunar perigee (the closest approach during its orbit) an "extreme supermoon." When the moon goes super-extreme, Nolle says, chaos will ensue: Huge storms, earthquakes, volcanoes and other natural disasters can be...
  • Geithner issues apocalyptic warning

    01/06/2011 11:00:30 AM PST · by ColdOne · 45 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 01/06/11 | GLENN THRUSH
    Tim Geithner has message for the 112th Congress: The sky really is falling. President Obama’s blunt Treasury secretary has dispatched a doomsday missive to congressional leaders, detailing the very bad things that will happen to the country – a default and global economic cataclysm – if the GOP fails to increase the debt limit to $14.29 trillion this spring. Geithner, responding to a request by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), outlined a handful of painful short-term stopgaps to increase the “headroom” needed to fund day-to-day operations and fulfill the country’s fiscal obligations
  • US southwest could see 60-year drought: study

    12/13/2010 5:58:35 PM PST · by decimon · 59 replies
    AFP ^ | December 13, 2010 | Unknown
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – A worst-case scenario devised by US researchers shows that the American southwest could experience a 60-year stretch of heat and drought unseen since the 12th century. Researchers at the University of Arizona examined studies of temperature changes and droughts in the region over the past 1,200 years and used them to project future climate models in the hope that water resource managers could use the information to plan ahead. An examination of the past, through human-kept records but also via rings in the cores of trees that can show periods of wetness or drought, showed that dry...
  • Toy robot detours traffic near Coors Field (Pansy Alert)

    12/07/2010 7:05:32 AM PST · by Notary Sojac · 49 replies
    Denver Post ^ | Kyle Glazier
    <p>A robot met its end near Coors Field tonight when the Denver Police Department Bomb Squad detonated the "suspicious object," bringing to an end the hours-long standoff between police and the approximately eight-inch tall figurine.</p> <p>Denver Police Spokesman Matt Murray said that a citizen called police at 3:27 p.m. to report the presence of the plastic white toy robot cemented to the base of a pillar supporting a footbridge near the intersection of 20th and Wazee streets. Police closed 20th Street between Blake Street and Chestnut Place, but did let a few people past the police tape to retreive cars parked in nearby lots. Nobody was allowed within about 100 yards of the robot.</p>
  • Climate change linked to 21,000 deaths in nine months (according to Oxfam)

    12/01/2010 3:59:38 PM PST · by PROCON · 55 replies
    mongabay.com ^ | Nov. 30, 2010 | Jeremy Hance
    Extreme weather events linked to climate change has caused the deaths of 21,000 people worldwide in the first nine months of 2010, according to Oxfam. This is already twice the casualties of 2009. In a new report More than ever: climate talks that work for those that need them most, the organization outlines the casualties of such weather-related disasters, for example devastating floods in Pakistan which killed 2,000 people and affected more than 20 million. "This year has seen massive suffering and loss due to extreme weather disasters. This is likely to get worse as climate change tightens its grip....
  • Question: I am reading too much into some of the things Rush has recently been saying?

    11/26/2010 12:12:17 PM PST · by starczar66 · 53 replies · 1+ views
    Has Rush Limbaugh ever before specificed the manner in which he would let us know when it is "time to panic"? Apparently, he did so last week: Nov. 15- RUSH: "I will tell you when it's time to panic. If you tune in and I'm not here for ten straight working days, then you can panic. And if you haven't heard anything about it, then it's time to panic, otherwise don't." http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_111510/content/01125111.guest.html Also, Rush made this odd statement on Tuesday:"The [fake Taliban] imposter got into the equivalent of the White House in Afghanistan! Did they not ask this guy for...
  • Every person emits 2 tons of CO2 a year through eating

    11/02/2010 9:52:49 AM PDT · by Abathar · 34 replies
    EurekAlert.com ^ | 11/ 02/2010
    Every person emits the equivalent of approximately two tonnes of carbon dioxide a year from the time food is produced to when the human body excretes it, representing more than 20% of total yearly emissions. That is what a study by the Universidad de Almería says, confirming for the first time that human excrements contribute to water pollution, primarily with nitrogen and phosphorus. A team of researchers from the Universidad de Almería (UAL) has estimated the environmental impact of the Spanish diet and role that human excrements play in the life cycle of food. It is the first time that...
  • VANITY Homeland Security at Voting Site VANITY

    11/02/2010 6:53:28 AM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 10 replies
    self | 11/2/2010 | self
    I went to vote today. extra voting booths, few people (8:00 AM). My district is tiny and rural. The nearest village has 2,200 people. When I left, I noticed a large white SUV marked "Homeland Security" "Federal Protective Services" with G18 plates. This location is about as unlikely a one as I could imagine for any kind of mischief. Even if someone phoned in a threat, isn't a G18 pretty high ranking to send over to a tiny rural firehouse with few people?