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  • 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
    The Golden Age of Antibiotics is Over!! Exclusive: Limited Time Coast to Coast Listeners... Sign Up Below to Get One of My Best Selling eBooks for FREE! Secure & Confidential WE GURANTEE YOUR PRIVACY. We hate spam as much as you do. For 60 years we have lived protected by these CURE ALL drugs. Lives have been saved… Billions of lives. True, there have been complications, but that's because of abuse, not because of the wonderful life-saving properties of antibiotics. But NOW it's over: Antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria are spreading like wildfire. There are dozens of deadly antibiotic resistant...
  • 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?

    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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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??

    03/20/2011 12:10:53 PM PDT · by STD · 65 replies · 2+ views, ^ | 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 ^ | 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 via Yahoo! News ^ | March 10, 2011 |
    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, 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 ^ | 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." 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 ^ | 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?
  • US Refutes South Korean Media Report About Naval Exercise

    10/24/2010 10:17:32 PM PDT · by dila813 · 20 replies
    Voice of America ^ | Monday, October 25th, 2010 at 12:50 am | Unknown
    The U.S. military has refuted South Korean media reports that Seoul and Washington have called off plans to hold a major joint naval exercise in the Yellow Sea this month, because there were no such plans. A spokesman for U.S. Forces Korea told VOA Monday that no such exercise was set for this year. The spokesman said there is no exercise to cancel. The Yonhap news agency quoted South Korean government anonymous sources Sunday as saying an exercise involving a U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier had been postponed to avoid tensions on the Korean peninsula during the upcoming G20 summit in...
  • Home Depot to sell Philips LED to replace 60-watt bulb

    10/09/2010 10:14:33 AM PDT · by mowowie · 141 replies · 2+ views
    cnet ^ | October 7, 2010 11:43 AM PDT | Martin LaMonica
    Home Depot later this year plans to carry a Philips LED bulb designed as a replacement for the common 60-watt incandescent. The bulb, now called the 12-watt EnduraLED, will be available by the beginning of December and will cost between $40 and $50, representatives from Philips and Home Depot said today. Home Depot started selling a line of LED bulbs under the EcoSmart label earlier this year, which includes both spotlights and general-lighting LEDs. The Philips bulb will likely be sold under a different name than 12-watt EnduraLED, Philips representative Silvie Casanova said. I have been using an early production...
  • Fish Kills Across the Country

    08/17/2010 8:41:31 PM PDT · by webcard · 67 replies
    8/17/2010 | webcard
    Googled "Fish Kill" and used advanced search to limit to last 30 days. Below are a few of the reports but there are literally thousands all across the country. Delaware Bay - fish kill 'highly significant' Baytown, Tx - Fish kill in Burnet Bay Hancock County, Mississippi - EOC Director: Fish kill after oil washes up, “ALL the crabs are crawling up on the bank”; “Dying everywhere” says fisherman New Jersey shore - Cause of Fish Kill: Low Oxygen or Scared to Death? Fishy theories don't explain why seagulls won't eat the dead fish washed up on the shore ALBERT...
  • Where all the oil went

    08/02/2010 3:08:49 AM PDT · by Scanian · 39 replies · 2+ views
    NY Post ^ | August 02, 2010 | Editorial
    The New York Times devoted a big chunk of its front page one day last week to noting that much of the spilled BP Deepwater Horizon oil has "dissipated." Most of it, in fact. And to scant noticeable ill-effect -- at least so far -- relative to the apocalyptic rhetoric attending weeks of televised video footage that showed oil rushing from the ocean floor. It's not clear how much oil actually spilled; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute expert Dr. Judy McDowell estimates that between 96 million and 184 million gallons made its way into the Gulf before the leak was capped...
  • MSNBC REPORTS: Jan.-June 2010 warmest first half of year on record

    07/15/2010 11:53:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 07/15/2010
    Global land and ocean surface temperatures in the first half of 2010 were the warmest January-June on record, the federal climate service reported Thursday. January-June temperatures averaged 57.5 degrees Fahrenheit, 1.22 F above the 20th Century average, according to the National Climatic Data Center. Its records go back to 1880. 2010 has also surpassed 1998 for the most "warmest months" in any calendar year, the center stated. "Each of the 10 warmest average global temperatures recorded since 1880 have occurred in the last fifteen years," it added. "The warmest year-to-date on record, through June, was 1998, and 2010 is warmer...
  • End the Occupation! - Global Warming Propaganda in ... My Town

    07/01/2010 11:58:27 AM PDT · by EricTheRed_VocalMinority · 3 replies
    Vocal Minority ^ | 7/1/10 | EricTheRed
    This summer we enrolled our older one in a local half-day recreational camp. They use one of the public elementary schools in our town. As I was walking back through the hallway after dropping him off at the classroom, I stopped to notice this poster hanging on the wall: Note the URL at the bottom of the poster: Dot-gov? Yup. This is a government-run—and therefore, taxpayer-funded—website that has evidently gotten together with whoever runs “Energy Star” and whoever owns the rights to Dr. Seuss’ “Lorax.” And lookie, the EPA is involved too! And you know if the EPA’s involved,...
  • OIL SPILL - UN trucks preparations for martial law in Florida?

    06/12/2010 9:37:18 PM PDT · by tutstar · 70 replies · 2,324+ views
    googleearth ^ | 6/9/10 | liberteaparty
    have seen other info re other locations in FL
  • Our national parks have been surrendered to the Mexican drug cartels (w/shocking video)

    06/18/2010 10:07:19 AM PDT · by AuntB · 47 replies · 1,101+ views
    Examiner ^ | June 17, 2010 | Dave Gibson
    According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 3,500 acres in southern Arizona have now been closed to U.S. citizens because of the dangers posed in that area from Mexican drug smugglers. The area includes part of the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge. Refuge manager Mitch Ellis told Fox News: “The situation in this zone has reached a point where continued public use of the area is not prudent.” Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said: “It’s literally out of control. We need support from the federal government. It’s their job to secure the border and they haven’t done it. In...
  • Climategate: What We Should Be Doing About Natural Climate Change

    02/24/2010 7:24:43 AM PST · by KippLanham · 16 replies · 258+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | February 24, 2010 | Harrison Schmitt
    arth’s climate changes are extraordinarily complex phenomena. They represent decadal, to millennial, to epochal changes in weather patterns as nature continuously attempts to compensate for solar heating imbalances in and between the atmosphere and oceans. Read more:
  • When even the good news is bad news

    02/19/2010 3:33:54 AM PST · by Scanian · 12 replies · 583+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 18, 2010 | John Crudele
    Is the stock market setting investors up for another 2007-style ambush, or worse? Since you've been inundated lately with giddy talk from the folks on Wall Street and their dupes in the media, please excuse me if I take the other side of this issue (like I did in September 2007) and warn you that all isn't right. Let's go through a short list of some of the problems. Greece is bankrupt. And, as they say at Disneyland, it really is a small world. So even when the European Union reaches an agreement to bail out Athens, that won't stop...
  • Carbon permits fall sharply after Copenhagen accord

    12/21/2009 9:57:06 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 32 replies · 1,097+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | Dec. 21, 2009, 7:50 a.m. EST | Simon Kennedy, MarketWatch
    Prices drop as European Union sticks to 2020 emissions targetLONDON (MarketWatch) -- The price of European carbon emission permits dropped nearly 9% Monday after climate talks in Copenhagen resulted in an accord that fell short of initial expectations.Emission allowances for December 2010 delivery fell to 12.77 euros a ton Monday, from Friday's settlement price of 13.58 euros. The contract earlier dropped as much as 8.7% to 12.40 euros a ton. Emission allowances haven't traded that low in more than six months. The decline came after the United Nation's Copenhagen summit acknowledged a U.S.-led accord to combat climate change and prevent...
  • Acid oceans: the 'evil twin' of climate change

    12/18/2009 9:00:03 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies · 1,407+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/18/09 | John Heilprin - ap
    MONTEREY BAY NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY, Calif. – Far from Copenhagen's turbulent climate talks, the sea lions, harbor seals and sea otters reposing along the shoreline and kelp forests of this protected marine area stand to gain from any global deal to cut greenhouse gases. These foragers of the sanctuary's frigid waters, flipping in and out of sight of California's coastal kayakers, may not seem like obvious beneficiaries of a climate treaty crafted in the Danish capital. But reducing carbon emissions worldwide also would help mend a lesser-known environmental problem: ocean acidification. "We're having a change in water chemistry, so 20...
  • Inconvenient truth for Al Gore as his North Pole sums don't add up (UK Press Catches Gore in a Fib)

    12/14/2009 4:55:18 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 23 replies · 1,549+ views (UK) ^ | 12/14/09 | Hannah Devlin, Ben Webster, Philippe Naughton
    There are many kinds of truth. Al Gore was poleaxed by an inconvenient one yesterday. The former US Vice-President, who became an unlikely figurehead for the green movement after narrating the Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth, became entangled in a new climate change “spin” row. Mr Gore, speaking at the Copenhagen climate change summit, stated the latest research showed that the Arctic could be completely ice-free in five years. In his speech, Mr Gore told the conference: “These figures are fresh. Some of the models suggest to Dr [Wieslav] Maslowski that there is a 75 per cent chance that the...
  • Decade of 2000s was warmest ever, scientists say

    12/07/2009 8:46:47 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 94 replies · 3,317+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/7/09 | Charles J. Hanley - ap
    It dawned with the warmest winter on record in the United States. And when the sun sets this New Year's Eve, the decade of the 2000s will end as the warmest ever on global temperature charts. Warmer still, scientists say, lies ahead. Through 10 years of global boom and bust, of breakneck change around the planet, of terrorism, war and division, all people everywhere under that warming sun faced one threat together: the buildup of greenhouse gases, the rise in temperatures, the danger of a shifting climate, of drought, weather extremes and encroaching seas, of untold damage to the world...
  • Newsweek: The Cooling World (April 28, 1975)

    12/04/2009 11:14:10 PM PST · by Lancey Howard · 8 replies · 694+ views ^ | April 28, 1975 | PETER GWYNNE with bureau reports
    Here is the text of Newsweek’s 1975 story on the trend toward global cooling. It may look foolish today, but in fact world temperatures had been falling since about 1940. It was around 1979 that they reversed direction and resumed the general rise that had begun in the 1880s, bringing us today back to around 1940 levels. A PDF of the original is available . A fine short history of warming and cooling scares has recently been produced. It is available here. ______________________________________________ There are ominous signs that the Earth’s weather patterns have begun to change dramatically and that these...
  • Google Censoring Climategate from News

    12/04/2009 4:56:33 AM PST · by Bon mots · 44 replies · 1,961+ views
    Google News ^ | December 4th, 2009 | Bon Mots
    Google News is blocking all searches of "Climategate". climategate (for comparison) climategate (for comparison) Click on any of the above links to run the search and see for yourself. However, if you search "climate change" on Google News, you will find plenty of climate change