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  • Peer-reviewed pocket-calculator climate model exposes serious errors in complex computer models

    01/26/2015 1:26:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Physics Organization News ^ | January 21, 2015
    Near-term global warming projections (brick-red region) on[0.13, 0.50] K decade-1, compared with observations (green region)that fall on [0.0, 0.11] K decade-1, and the simple model's 21stcentury warming projections (yellow arrow), falling on 0.09 [0.06,0.12] K decade-1. Credit: Science China PressA major peer-reviewed climate physics paper in the first issue (January 2015: vol. 60 no. 1) of the prestigious Science Bulletin (formerly Chinese Science Bulletin), the journal of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, exposes elementary but serious errors in the general-circulation models relied on by the UN's climate panel, the IPCC. The errors were the reason for concern about Man's effect...
  • Blizzard Warning for NYC and Southern NY State (20 - 30 inches)

    01/25/2015 10:34:29 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 47 replies
    Blizzard Warning for NYC and Southern NY State Active for next 1 day, 23 hours · National Weather Service This alert has been updated. Posted 3 hours, 18 minutes ago Crippling and potentially historic blizzard to impact the area from late Monday into Tuesday.Blizzard Warning remains in effect from 1 pm Monday to midnight EST Tuesday night. Locations: New York City and surrounding immediate suburbs. Long Island, and most of southern Connecticut.Hazard types: Heavy snow and blowing snow, with blizzard conditions.Accumulations: snow accumulation of 20 to 30 inches, with locally higher amounts possible. Snowfall rates of 2 to 4...
  • Huge storm to dump over 2 feet of snow on NYC (Global Warming Alert)

    01/25/2015 1:37:37 PM PST · by robowombat · 235 replies
    NY Post ^ | Jan 25, 2015 | C.J. Sullivan and David K. LiJanuary
    A double dose of snow makes its way toward NYC Driver miraculously survives pileup between two big rigs Motorists angry over alternative-side parking rules during snowfall New York braced for one of the biggest blizzards in “the city’s history,” with over 24 inches of snow expected to blanket Gotham on Monday and Tuesday, authorities said. “We are facing one of the largest storms in the city’s history,” Mayor de Blasio said. “This could be a storm…the likes of which we have never seen before.” Snow is expected to begin falling just before sunrise on Monday before the serious blizzard kicks...
  • Man-made adjustments transform cooling to warming in Paraguay, South America

    01/25/2015 1:35:24 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | January 25th, 2015 | Joanne
    It’s not fossil fuels causing global warming, it’s man-made adjustments. Stop the adjustments! In South America, there are hardly any rural land thermometers. GISS tells us the area is warming (see the map below). Paul Homewood looked at the raw data. There are only three rural stations currently operating in the area, Puerto Casado, Mariscal, and San Juan, and they all show a raw trend that falls. As in so many other situations, after adjustments, all three show a rising trend. The changes are breathtaking. In Mariscal raw temperatures of 25.5C turned out to be “really” 22.5C. (Those 1950...
  • The 5 mansions of the billionaire who wants America to live a 'smaller' existence

    01/24/2015 10:31:12 PM PST · by grundle · 78 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | January 23, 2015 | Adrian Glick Kudler
    Jeff Greene is a billionaire who made most of his fortune shorting subprime mortgages ahead of the last recession. Greene took a private jet to this year's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, along with his wife, children and two nannies, and then told Bloomberg that "America's lifestyle expectations are far too high and need to be adjusted so we have less things and a smaller, better existence. We need to reinvent our whole system of life." Green owns a $195-million palace in Beverly Hills with 23 bathrooms and a rotating dance floor, two other Los Angeles mansions, a mansion...
  • My challenge to Pope Francis: One which will, of course, go unanswered

    01/25/2015 11:25:21 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 11 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | January 25, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    Most of you are aware of Pope Francis' concern over the size of Catholic families. The pontiff suggested the use of Natural Family Planning while quipping that married couples do not have to "breed like rabbits." As I said on Facebook: "It's true that married people do not have to "breed like rabbits." But then, priests don't have to float around the altar like Liberace around his Steinway or resemble Judy Garland." Where is the Holy Father's concern over homosexual priests? At the onset of his pontificate, when asked about the Vatican's alleged "gay lobby" [read Lavender Mafia] the Pope...
  • Pope Francis' Visit Promises a Busy Day in NYC (addressing UN summit on sustainable development

    01/25/2015 10:37:41 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | 21 Jan 2015 | Elliot Jager
    Church officials continue to work on the agenda of Pope Francis' planned visit to the United States in September, The New York Times reported. The schedule for the Sept. 22-27 papal visit calls for stops in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and one very busy day in New York City, the Times said.
  • New-World-Pope Francis Climate Change 'Encyclical' Coming In 2015 To Push Agenda 21 On Catholicism

    01/25/2015 10:30:42 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    Another Voice (Rev. 18:4) ^ | 12/29/14 | Tom M.
    Follow up on: New Pope Arrives 3-13-13: Bergoglio Anagram and "Last Pope Prophecy", A21, Purpose Driven, Seagull Symbolism 3-13-13 "This post...in general, [is] to look at the result of the selection of the new pope to try and determine whether what happened fits the basic scenario with regard to the "Zionist global agenda"... Three things are apparent right of the bat. They are (1) the name of the selected pope, (2) the papal name chosen by the selected pope, and (3) the meaning of that name as indicative of what his mission will be and the significance of that "mission"...First...
  • Pope Francis Will Fight for Climate Change Funded by Wealth Redistribution

    01/25/2015 10:26:50 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    Independent Sentinal ^ | December 29, 2014 | Sara Noble
    Christians are being martyred worldwide but Pope Francis is focused on fiscal and climate matters. He seems to see the problems facing Christians as rooted in capitalism and global warming.Pope Francis is planning to fight for climate change goals as outlined by the statists in the U.N. The only way the goals will be paid for is from wealth redistribution.The U.S. will distribute and the statists will collect.In May, Pope Francis called for governments to redistribute wealth to the poor in a new spirit of generosity to help curb the “economy of exclusion”. He called on the U.N. to promote “worldwide ethical...
  • Pope Francis Pushes Limited Free Speech and UN Agenda 21 (YouTube video)

    01/25/2015 10:18:29 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | Jan 15, 2015 | grindall61
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4YHaD882TM
  • Millions of GMO insects could be set loose in Florida Keys

    01/25/2015 9:42:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 25, 2015 11:36 AM EST | Jennifer Kay
    Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases. Never before have insects with modified DNA come so close to being set loose in a residential U.S. neighborhood. […] Dengue and chikungunya are growing threats in the U.S., but some people are more frightened at the thought of being bitten by a genetically modified organism. More than 130,000 signed a Change.org petition against the experiment. Even potential boosters say those responsible must do more to show that benefits outweigh the risks. […]...
  • 2014: Among the 3 percent Coldest Years in 10,000 years?

    01/24/2015 9:20:14 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 35 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | January 21, 2015 | Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball
    We were told in October, before 2014 was over, that it was heading toward being the warmest year on record (Figure 1). The visual link of Polar Bears underscored the message. In fact, 2014 was among the coldest 3 percent of years of the last 10,000, but that doesn’t suit the political agenda.Figure 1We know the headline referred to NOAA’s projection, but the public only remember “warmest year”. It is a routine of manipulation of headlines practiced by bureaucrats and supporters of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC), from the start. The claim was not surprising, because NOAA was...
  • Super-Heated Air from Climate Science on NOAA’s “Hottest” Year

    01/24/2015 12:12:21 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | January 23, 2015 | Guest Post by Roman Mureika
    It was bound to happen eventually. We could see it coming – a feeding frenzy from “really, it is still getting warmer” to “we told you so: this is proof positive that the science is settled and we will all boil or fry!” The latest numbers are in and they show the “hottest” year since temperature data has become available depending on which data you look at. The cheerleader this time around seems to have been AP science correspondent Seth Borenstein. Various versions of his essay on the topic have permeated most of America’s newspapers including my own hometown...
  • A rare sighting of endangered scientific graph in newsprint (Global warming??)

    01/24/2015 11:43:53 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | January 22nd, 2015 | Joanne
    We skeptics get excited about unusual things. The Australian published Michael Asten today in the Op-Ed pages, and took the extremely rare step of publishing a scientific graph (!) with a few error bars and everything. Newspapers publish economic graphs all the time, so it’s nice to see the scientific debate getting a bit more sophisticated than just the usual “deniers are evil, government climate scientists speak the word of God” type of stuff. (In the Enlightenment, data was a greater source of authority than any human; how we pine for those days.) The only thing the story should have...
  • The U.S. has caused more global warming than any other country. Here’s how the Earth will..

    01/24/2015 7:07:43 AM PST · by PROCON · 118 replies
    WaPo ^ | Jan. 22, 2015 | Chris Mooney
    The U.S. has caused more global warming than any other country. Here’s how the Earth will get its revenge.Last year, we learned what is probably the worst global warming news yet — that we may have irrevocably destabilized the massive ice sheet of West Antarctica, which contains the equivalent of nearly 11 feet of sea level rise. The rate of West Antarctic ice loss has been ominously increasing, and there are fears that if too much goes, the slow and long-term process of ice sheet disintegration could accelerate. Humans have a hard time conceiving of the incredible scale of an...
  • EPA Putting Electricity Grid At Risk

    01/23/2015 11:58:15 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 22, 2015 | Mike Duncan
    When the temperature dips below freezing, reliable electricity becomes more than a matter of convenience but a matter of life and death. Unfortunately, the reliability of our electric grid is at-risk due to EPA regulations that are shutting down America’s coal plants.Existing EPA regulations already have led to the scheduled shutdown of nearly 20 percent of the U.S. coal fleet. EPA’s newest carbon regulations being finalized this summer will lead to even more shutdowns. With coal responsible for generating nearly 40 percent of America’s electricity, these shutdowns will further strain our nation’s electricity grid and could leave many Americans in...
  • Mitt Romney: Climate Change Is Real, Human-Induced, And We Must Tackle It

    01/22/2015 10:34:44 PM PST · by Steelfish · 140 replies
    WashingtonTimes ^ | January 21, 2015
    Mitt Romney: Climate Change Is Real, Human-Induced, And We Must Tackle It
  • Senate Climate Alarmists Get Punked by GOP

    01/23/2015 4:01:29 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 12 replies
    The New American ^ | 1/22/2015 | Alex Newman
    As if to prove that global-warming alarmism is in fact a political movement rather than a scientific one, the U.S. Senate, composed primarily of carbon dioxide-spewing attorneys, voted this week to declare that the climate is changing as it always has, and that (natural) climate change is “not a hoax.” Warming theorists celebrated the news, as if a majority vote by lobbyist-controlled politicians — who remain less popular than cockroaches in most polls — constituted evidence of Truth. In the end, though, despite their cheering, many climate alarmists apparently either did not understand the measure or were deliberately trying to...
  • Ted Cruz and the Ice Giants

    01/18/2015 12:56:41 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 1-17-2015 | Josh Gelernter
    JANUARY 17, 2015 Ted Cruz and the Ice Giants Senator Ted Cruz now oversees NASA, and that’s a very good thing.By Josh Gelernter Neptune, photographed by Voyager 2 in 1989. (NASA)With the GOP in charge of the Senate, Ted Cruz has taken charge of the Science, Space, and Competitiveness subcommittee. Which means Ted Cruz now oversees NASA. On Wednesday, Cruz issued a statement saying that “Our space program marks the frontier of future technologies for defense, communications, transportation and more, and our mindset should be focused on NASA’s primary mission: exploring space and developing the wealth of new technologies that...
  • Wind Must Cut Costs in Face of Cheap Crude

    01/18/2015 6:41:24 PM PST · by thackney · 41 replies
    Renewable Energy World ^ | January 16, 2015 | Richard Heap
    Crude oil prices have dropped to their lowest levels for six years, at under $50 a barrel. If they stay low throughout 2015 then it will cause headaches for the wind sector. This is one of the findings of our latest report, Wind Finance 2015. There are many reasons why oil prices have crashed, including the parlous state of the eurozone; slowing growth in China; and the decision by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to maintain high levels of production to put pressure on rivals, including fracking and renewables. The major risk for wind investors is that prolonged low...
  • MIT Climate Scientist: Global Warming Believers a ‘Cult’

    01/22/2015 11:10:06 AM PST · by yoe · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 22, 2015 | Howie Carr
    An MIT professor of meteorology is dismissing global-warming alarmists as a discredited “cult” whose members are becoming more hysterical as emerging evidence continues to contradict their beliefs. During an appearance on this writer’s radio show Monday, MIT Professor emeritus Richard Lindzen discussed the religious nature of the movement. “As with any cult, once the mythology of the cult begins falling apart, instead of saying, oh, we were wrong, they get more and more fanatical. I think that’s what’s happening here. Think about it,” he said. “You’ve led an unpleasant life, you haven’t led a very virtuous life, but now you’re...
  • Atomic Scientists: We’re getting even closer to doomsday

    01/22/2015 11:05:49 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 22, 2015 1:28 PM EST | Seth Borenstein
    The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists says Earth is now closer to human-caused doomsday than it has been in more than 30 years because of global warming and nuclear weaponry. But other experts say that’s way too gloomy. The advocacy group founded by the creators of the atomic bomb moved their famed “Doomsday Clock” ahead two minutes on Thursday. It said the world is now three minutes from a catastrophic midnight, instead of five minutes. “This is about doomsday; this is about the end of civilization as we know it,” bulletin executive director Kennette Benedict said at a news conference...
  • Grapevine: A tale of two SOTU responses

    01/22/2015 2:54:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, January 21, 201 | Bret Baier
    Obama: Many of you have told me that this isn’t what you signed up for—arguing past each other on cable shows, the constant fundraising, always looking over your shoulder at how the base will react to every decision. Imagine if we broke out of these tired old patterns. Imagine if we did something different.Well, that “different” he mentioned didn’t last long. Less than an hour after the speech, a fundraising e-mail from the Democratic Party went out, signed by the president. One frustrated tweeter wrote—quote—“You can’t be serious. After taking a dig at constant fundraising, Obama sends out a fundraising...
  • Al Gore, Pharrell Williams Team up for New Climate Change Concerts

    01/21/2015 4:23:36 PM PST · by PROCON · 7 replies
    breitbart ^ | Jan. 21, 2015 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Al Gore and Pharrell Williams took to the stage at the Davos Economic Forum on Wednesday to announce the second iteration of Live Earth, a series of worldwide concerts to raise awareness of climate change. Gore and Williams were joined by Live Earth co-founder Kevin Wall to announce the concerts, which will take place across all seven continents on June 18, according to the Guardian. The event hopes to capture a global television audience of 2 billion across 193 television networks. Williams, who performed at the first round of Live Earth concerts in Rio de Janeiro in 2007, will reportedly...
  • Inhofe Calls Obama’s Climate Agenda A ‘Wealth Redistribution Scheme’

    01/21/2015 9:13:38 AM PST · by yoe · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 21, 2015 | Michael Bastasch
    Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe criticized President Barack Obama’s doubling down on fighting global warming Tuesday night, arguing that the president’s planned climate regulations was simply “a wealth redistribution scheme.” “Why the pain for no gain?” Inhofe asked in a rebuttal to Obama’s State of the Union speech. ”As The Wall Street Journal put it when reporting on just one of the president’s many climate regulations, this is a wealth redistribution scheme being imposed by the president through the EPA.” “This is the real climate agenda the president chose not to address tonight. It is no wonder because it would...
  • The myth of the methane menace

    01/19/2015 8:58:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 18, 2015 | Stephen Moore
    Last week the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced major new regulations on the emissions of methane into the air from oil and gas production. It calls methane a “potent” pollutant and its new rules would require a 45 percent reduction by 2025 from 2012 levels. Most Americans support these new rules, according to polling from environmental groups. This isn’t surprising. Methane sounds like a dirty and dangerous pollutant and even deadly if leaked into water or the air. However, methane is just another term for the main component of natural gas. Drillers have a powerful motive to stop leakage on...
  • Ooops. NASA now “38% sure” 2014 was warmest year on record

    01/18/2015 11:40:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/18/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    We were recently informed by the blaring of progressive trumpets and flapping of angelic wings that evil energy users had set a new record, with 2014 being the warmest year in recorded history. The end is clearly near, so you should all begin getting your affairs in order unless President Obama can rail through his new methane regulations. It is, as Mother Jones described it, a moment of truth. Well folks, what can I say? We had a good run.But wait! The phrase “moment of truth” ends with a rather important word. How “true” is this claim? The folks...
  • NASA Keeps Telling “Warmest” Lies

    01/18/2015 11:30:01 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/18/15 | Alan Caruba
    Government agency desperately trying to keep the global warming hoax alive On January 16 The New York Times reported the lies NASA keeps telling about global warming with an article titled “2014 Breaks Heat Record, Challenging Global Warming Skeptics.” We have reached the point where neither a famed government agency nor a famed daily newspaper can be believed simply because both are lying to advance the greatest hoax of the modern era. Remember that 2014 started off with something called a “polar vortex” to describe the incredibly cold weather being experienced and remember, too, that we were being told that...
  • NASA Scientists Admit Only 38% Chance 2014 Was Hottest Year on Record

    01/18/2015 11:20:38 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 23 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 18, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Yahoo! Spike that climate change football! The mainstream media has spent the past few days doing a victory dance in the endzone because of the announcement that 2014 was the hottest year on record based on instrument observations that the earth's temperature might have increased by a factor of two-hundreths of a degree centrigrade with a margin of error of a tenth of a degree centigrade....meaning that a decrease in temperature was also well within the margin of error. However, that fact did not diminish the triumphal certitude of the temperature increase "fact" by many MSM outets such as the...
  • Manicured lawns contribute to global warming by producing greenhouse gases

    01/18/2015 6:12:57 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 70 replies
    Zee News (India) ^ | January 18, 2015
    London: A new study has recently revealed that manicured lawns are major source of greenhouse gases, which contribute to global warming. Grass lawns soak up carbon dioxide, which is stored in the soil after the cut grass rots and so, like trees, they are considered good for the planet. But Dr. Chuanhui Gu of Appalachian State University in the US said that once the energy expended by mowing, fertilizer use and watering are taken into account, lawns actually produce more greenhouse gases than they soak up. The study is published in the Journal of Environmental Management.
  • Ear Wax From Whales Keeps Record Of Ocean Contaminants

    09/17/2013 9:23:10 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NPR ^ | September 16, 2013 | RHITU CHATTERJEE
    How often do whales clean their ears? Well, never. And so, year after year, their ear wax builds up, layer upon layer. According to a study published Monday, these columns of ear wax contain a record of chemical pollution in the oceans. The study used the ear wax extracted from the carcass of a blue whale that washed ashore on a California beach back in 2007. Scientists at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History collected the wax from inside the skull of the dead whale and preserved it. The column of wax was almost a foot long. "It's kind...
  • Ocean 'calamities' oversold, say researchers

    01/17/2015 7:34:17 PM PST · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    Nature ^ | 14 January 2015 | Daniel Cressey
    Team calls for more scepticism in marine research.___ The state of the world's seas is often painted as verging on catastrophe. But although some challenges are very real, others have been vastly overstated, researchers claim in a review paper. The team writes that scientists, journals and the media have fallen into a mode of groupthink that can damage the credibility of the ocean sciences. The controversial study exposes fault lines in the marine-science community. Carlos Duarte, a marine biologist at the University of Western Australia in Perth, and his colleagues say that gloomy media reports about ocean issues such as...
  • Some coal plant exports should get financial aid: EU policy paper

    01/17/2015 11:50:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:33am EST | Barbara Lewis
    European makers of equipment for coal-fired power plants should receive financial help to export it, an EU discussion paper seen by Reuters says, in a clash with the bloc’s declared aim to lead the global fight against climate change. Coal is the most polluting fossil fuel, emitting around twice as much carbon dioxide as natural gas when used to generate power. As a result, the European Union is phasing out subsidies for domestic coal plants by 2018 and the European Investment Bank has set an emissions limit for the energy for which it provides preferential loans, meaning coal is excluded....
  • Who Am to Judge Your Carbon Footprint? Pope Francis and Climate Change

    01/17/2015 2:32:45 PM PST · by ebb tide · 49 replies
    Catholic Family News | 1/16/15 | John Venarri
    Pope Francis is in the news for speaking out on the alleged dangers of man-made Climate Change. Unfortunately, Francis is outside his field in making comments on this topic, and seems to have accepted uncritically the unproven pop-science of the moment. Francis himself is not a climatologist, and no one would expect a Pope to be so. Francis, however, is also not a theologian, (no Doctorate, that is) but was a teacher of literature in Argentina, who went on to become Novice Master, Jesuit Provincial and then Rector of the Jesuit Collegio Maximo, prior to his elevation to the episcopacy....
  • Pope Francis says global warming is 'mostly manmade'

    01/15/2015 7:34:11 PM PST · by ebb tide · 181 replies
    Mashable ^ | 1/15/15 | Andrew Freedman
    As the United States Senate prepares to vote on a non-binding resolution on whether or not manmade global warming exists, Pope Francis weighed in on the issue with his most extensive and forceful comments on the subject to date. Let's just say that the pope is not aligned with many Senate Republicans, who doubt the reality and threat of manmade global warming, on this issue. Speaking to reporters aboard his plane while flying to Manila from Sri Lanka, Pope Francis said the "majority" of global warming is manmade, which is a view that is consistent with mainstream climate-science findings. “I...
  • 2014 Continues Long-Term Global Warming

    01/16/2015 9:56:11 PM PST · by Rodamala · 35 replies
    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center ^ | January 16, 2015 | NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    The year 2014 now ranks as the warmest on record since 1880, according to an analysis by NASA scientists. This video shows a time series of five-year global temperature averages, mapped from 1880 to 2014, as estimated by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York. While scientists expect temperatures to fluctuate from year to year, the average temperature of the planet as a whole has warmed by about 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit (0.8 degrees Celsius) since 1880. This trend is largely driven by increasing human emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere....
  • Items lost in the Stone Age are found in melting glaciers

    01/17/2015 4:36:15 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies
    forskning.no via Science Nordic ^ | January 16, 2015 | Marianne Nordahl, tr by Glenn Ostling
    Mittens, shoes, weapons, walking sticks -- lost in the high mountains of Norway thousands of years ago -- are now emerging from melting ice. Around 7,000 years ago the Earth was enjoying a warm climate. Now glaciers and patches of perennial ice in the high mountains of Southern Norway have started to melt again, revealing ancient layers... The summer of 2014 was hectic in this respect. In Oppland County alone, Pilř and his colleagues found 400 objects, now emerged from the deepfreeze. Among these were a horse skull and hiking staffs from the Viking Age. An arrow shaft found by...
  • Talking About Climate Change in 1827

    01/15/2015 2:52:41 PM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    Two Nerdy History Girls ^ | January 15, 2015 | Loretta Chase
    Mail Coach in snow Talking about climate change in the early 1800s?  This was something of a surprise to me at first.  Then I realized that this piece was written only a decade after the Year Without a Summer, during what is known as the Little Ice Age.  In that context, the theories become quite interesting. In the discussion of cold weather in North America and Europe, you’ll notice no mention of a volcanic eruption.  And can you imagine 19th century naval vessels trying to move glaciers?*  Climate change Climate change 15 January entry from William Hone, The Every-day...
  • Senator Ted Cruz appointed to oversee NASA in Congress

    01/11/2015 1:23:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Verge ^ | January 11, 2015 | Colin Lecher
    The senator is on-record denying climate change and has regularly pushed for government cutbacks.As expected, after a major GOP win in the last Congressional election, there's been a shuffling in the ranks of committees, including those that oversee science in government. Next up to chair the Senate subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness, and thus oversee NASA in the 114th Congress: Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Cruz, a republican, has said it is "critical that the United States ensure its continued leadership in space," but his stances on established science will no doubt be concerning: he's gone on record, for example,...
  • Lawmakers in charge of NASA and the environment don't understand science

    01/13/2015 3:24:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Engadget ^ | January 13, 2015 | Timothy J. Seppala
    Well, this is more than a little depressing: The politician who tried reducing NASA funding (and successfully shut it down for over two weeks) is now in charge of the senate subcommittee that effectively controls NASA. More than that, one of the most vocal climate-change detractors is now in charge of the United States Senate's Environmental committee. Let's let that sink in for a minute, shall we? Despite all the progress we've made so far with things like unmanned, deep-space space-flight and our efforts toward limiting the negative effects that humans have had on the environment, any future plans are...
  • Obama Is Said to Be Planning New Rules on Oil and Gas Industry’s Methane Emissions

    01/14/2015 5:15:28 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 29 replies
    ny times ^ | 1-13-2015 | CORAL DAVENPORT
    In President Obama’s latest move using executive authority to tackle climate change, administration officials will announce plans this week to impose new regulations on the oil and gas industry’s emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, according to a person familiar with Mr. Obama’s plans. The administration’s goal is to cut methane emissions from oil and gas production by up to 45 percent by 2025 from the levels recorded in 2012. The Environmental Protection Agency will issue the proposed regulations this summer, and final regulations by 2016, according to the person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the...
  • Obama targets oil and gas industry, demands massive reduction in methane emissions

    01/14/2015 7:34:49 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1/14/2015 | Ben Wolfgang
    Taking direct aim at the oil-and-gas industry, President Obama on Wednesday put forth long-awaited regulations on methane emissions, setting an ambitious goal of reducing those emissions by 45 percent over the next decade. The move comes just days before the State of the Union address and underscores that, in the final two years of presidency, Mr. Obama is looking to cement his legacy on climate-change and environmental issues...
  • Obama targets oil and gas industry, demands massive reduction in methane emissions

    01/14/2015 10:41:52 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 19 replies
    Taking direct aim at the oil-and-gas industry, President Obama on Wednesday put forth long-awaited regulations on methane emissions, setting an ambitious goal of reducing those emissions by 45 percent over the next decade and again drawing the ire of many in the energy industry. The move comes just days before the State of the Union address and underscores that, in the final two years of presidency, Mr. Obama is looking to cement his legacy on climate-change and environmental issues. Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jan/14/obama-hits-oil-and-gas-industry-demands-massive-re/#ixzz3Op4IqMql Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter
  • Study: Sea Level Rise Accelerating More Than Once Thought

    01/14/2015 10:46:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 71 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 14, 2015 | By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer
    The world's oceans are now rising far faster than they did in the past, a new $tudy says. The current sea level rise rate — which started in 1990 — is 2.5 times faster than it was from 1900 to 1990, according to a $tudy published Wednesday in the journal Nature. Scientists say that faster pace of sea level rise is from melting ice sheets in Greenland and West Antarctica and shrinking glaciers, triggered by man-made global warming. "We're seeing a significant acceleration in the past few decades," said $tudy lead author Carling Hay, a geophysical researcher at Harvard University....
  • Oceans not acidifying – “scientists” hid 80 years of pH data

    01/10/2015 12:20:59 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 45 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | January 5th, 2015 | Joanne
    Co-authored James Doogue and JoNovaEmpirical data withheld by key scientists shows that since 1910 ocean pH levels have not decreased in our oceans as carbon dioxide levels increased. Overall the trend is messy but more up than down, becoming less acidic. So much for those terrifying oceans of acid that were coming our way.What happened to those graphs? Scientists have had pH meters and measurements of the oceans for one hundred years. But experts decided that computer simulations in 2014 were better at measuring the pH in 1910 than the pH meters were. The red line (below) is the models...
  • A Neutral View of Oceanic pH

    01/10/2015 5:25:48 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | January 2, 2015 | Willis Eschenbach
    Guest Post by Willis EschenbachFollowing up on my previous investigations into the oceanic pH dataset, I’ve taken a deeper look at what the 2.5 million pH data points from the oceanographic data can tell us. Let me start with an overview of oceanic pH (the measure of alkalinity/acidity, with neutral being a pH of 7.0). Many people think that the ocean has only one pH  everywhere. Other people think that the oceanic pH is different in different places, but is constant over time. Neither view is correct.First, here is a view of a transect of the north Pacific ocean...
  • Global Warming and the Rise of the Mongolian Empire

    03/12/2014 6:56:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/12/2014 | Alec Torres
    Humanity’s greatest land empire was made possible by non-human climate change. Many phenomena, real and imagined, have been attributed to global warming. From rising ocean levels to increased agricultural yields to tornadoes to polar vortices to droughts to rapes to car thefts, global warming now stands as the cause of just about anything. And because of current political dogma, man is ultimately blamed for all these evils (and occasional goods). Now a recent study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences argues that there is a correlation between increasing global temperatures and the rise of the Mongolian empire. According...
  • How Climate Change Drove the Rise of Genghis Khan

    03/10/2014 5:24:10 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    TIME ^ | March 10, 2014 | by Bryan Walsh
    The Mongol warlord built the world's largest land-based empire. But he couldn't have done it without a change in climate. The difference was Genghis Khan, the warlord who united the tribes and launched them on their wave of unstoppable conquest. But the Mongol Empire wasn’t solely the product of Genghis’s will. As a fascinating new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS) demonstrates, the rise of the Mongols may have owed just as much to beneficial changes in the climate that made the grasslands of the Mongol steppes green and verdant, fueling the horses that were...
  • Yurts: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask

    06/21/2013 9:56:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    MNN ^ | Mon, Jun 17 2013
    Here's your 101 guide on the structure that helped Genghis Khan conquer Eurasia — from how they're made to where you can stay in one or where you can buy one.A yurt is a round cylindrical dwelling capped with a conic roof that's been in use for at least the past few thousand years. Originating in Central Asia (Genghis Khan and his horde used them), the yurt was valued by its native progenitors for its portability, durability and structural soundness. Yurts are easy to put up and take down (requiring just a couple hours of work) and could be transported...
  • Genghis Khan the GREEN: Invader killed so many people that carbon levels plummeted

    04/20/2013 12:16:46 PM PDT · by plain talk · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 25, 2011 | Daily Mail reporter
    Genghis Khan has been branded the greenest invader in history - after his murderous conquests killed so many people that huge swathes of cultivated land returned to forest. The Mongol leader, who established a vast empire between the 13th and 14th centuries, helped remove nearly 700million tons of carbon from the atmosphere, claims a new study. The deaths of 40 million people meant that large areas of cultivated land grew thick once again with trees, which absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.