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  • Even as the eastern U.S. freezes, there’s less cold air in winter than ever before

    02/28/2015 7:41:05 PM PST · by StACase · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 25, 2015 | Jason Samenow
    Even as the eastern U.S. freezes, there’s less cold air in winter than ever before Yet, in what may seem like a paradox, the amount of wintertime cold air circulating around the Northern Hemisphere is shrinking to record low levels. This winter (2014-2015) is on track to see the most depleted cold air supply ever measured. “We are still on pace to break the all-time record — no question about it,” says Jonathan Martin, a professor of meteorology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “Despite the brutal cold in the eastern U.S., the whole hemisphere is warmer this winter than it...
  • The Warming World: Is Capitalism Destroying Our Planet? (barf: admits anti-capitalism)

    02/28/2015 6:39:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | February 25, 2015 – 06:05 PM | Alexander Jung, Horand Knaup, Samiha Shafy and Bernhard Zand
    Since 1880, when global temperatures began to be systematically collected, no year has been warmer than 2014. The 15 warmest years, with one single exception, have come during the first 15 years of the new millennium. Indeed, it has become an open question as to whether global warming can be stopped anymore—or at least limited as policymakers have called for. Is capitalism ultimately responsible for the problem, or could it actually help to solve it? […] Following the Copenhagen fiasco, the executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Yvo de Boer of the Netherlands, resigned in...
  • Pope Francis attacks 'throw-away' economic globalization

    02/28/2015 1:21:42 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 12 replies
    Reuters and Yahoo News ^ | 28 Feb 15 | James Mackenzie
    Pope Francis launched a fresh attack on economic injustice on Saturday, condemning the "throw-away culture" of globalization and calling for new ways of thinking about poverty, welfare, employment and society. In a speech to the association of Italian cooperative movements, he pointed to the "dizzying rise in unemployment" and the problems that existing welfare systems had in meeting healthcare needs. For those living "at the existential margins" the current social and political system "seems fatally destined to suffocate hope and increase risks and threats," he said. The Argentinian-born pope, who has often criticized orthodox market economics for fostering unfairness and...
  • Watch Bill Gates Test A New Machine That Turns Poop Into Clean Water

    01/06/2015 1:51:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/06/2015 | Rob Price
    YouTube/thegatesnotesBill Gates has taken to his blog to discuss the latest project from the philanthropic Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: a machine that transforms human waste into clean water and electricity. According to Gates, at least 2 billion people worldwide don't have access to adequate sanitation, with human waste often polluting the water supply and remaining untreated.The "Omniprocessor" aims to help with this problem. Its development is led by Seattle-based engineering firm Janicki Bioenergy.The machine extracts water from sewage that's piped in or delivered to the facility. The dry sewage is then incinerated to generate steam, which powers the entire...
  • Bill Gates: From stinky poop to fresh water – Omni Processor

    01/08/2015 9:29:26 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 61 replies
    Examiner ^ | January 7, 2015 | By Joseph Lamy
    Bill Gates and friends have developed a simple system to convert human feces into electricity, fresh water and pathogen-free ash – and no stink! In a quest to find a way to end the tragic death of more than 700,000 children annually from drinking bad water, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has sponsored a variety of waste treatment programs in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Janicki Bioenergy develops and manufactures a variety of sizes of this system. It uses the combustible biomass (roughly 20% of the feces) to heat mass quantities to ~2000 degrees Fahrenheit. The super-heated steam from...
  • Gates and Pearson Partner to Reap Tens of Millions from Common Core (a re-post)

    02/28/2015 11:07:18 AM PST · by yoe · 5 replies
    The Heartland Institute ^ | November 25, 2014 | Nancy Thorner November 25, 2014
    Follow the money. It all ends up in the hands of a very few. Pearson Foundation is getting the contracts because of its partnership with the Bill Gates Foundation. Greed, secrecy, deceptions, and lies …. and to think Democrats accuse Republicans of the very things, while Democrats are the ones using government to get richer. The deceptions run very deep. It’s time for exposure.(The saga begins...) on one summer day in 2008, when Gene Wilhoit, director of a national group of state school chiefs, and David Coleman (known as the architect of Common Core), knowing they needed tens of millions...
  • Mystery of the mile-wide ring in Antarctica: Enormous scar may be crater from house-sized meteorite

    01/12/2015 6:45:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 12, 2015 | Richard Gray
    An enormous impact crater thought to have been created by a meteorite the size of a house smashing into Earth has been discovered in the Antarctic ice sheet. Scientists conducting a routine aerial research flight above East Antarctica noticed a strange ring-like structure in the normally flat and featureless ice. It appeared to be a series of broken 'icebergs' surrounded by a 2km (1.24 miles) wide circular scar, surrounded by a few other smaller circular scars in the ice.
  • Robot Sub Finds Surprisingly Thick Antarctic Sea Ice

    11/30/2014 4:56:35 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 31 replies
    Live Science ^ | November 30, 2014 | Becky Oskin
    Antarctica's ice paradox has yet another puzzling layer. Not only is the amount of sea ice increasing each year, but an underwater robot now shows the ice is also much thicker than was previously thought, a new study reports. The discovery adds to the ongoing mystery of Antarctica's expanding sea ice. According to climate models, the region's sea ice should be shrinking each year because of global warming. Instead, satellite observations show the ice is expanding, and the continent's sea ice has set new records for the past three winters. At the same time, Antarctica's ice sheet (the glacial ice...
  • Global Warming Explorers Stuck in Blizzard (HA HA HA)

    03/19/2007 8:05:01 AM PDT · by milwguy · 13 replies · 1,028+ views
    globalwarming101.com ^ | 03/19/2007 | milwguy
    Yesterday I posted this quote from Elizabeth from the Will Steger Foundation global warming expedition to the artic.............. It felt so good to be back on trail. The weather was relatively warm for this time of year, there was little wind and the sun was shining. The mountains plunge dramatically to the ice on all sides. The U-shape of the head of the fiord ahead of us gave us a clue to the glaciations that sculpted this land, grinding away the granite to leave sheer walls of bare rock. I felt like I was inside an I-Max movie. I couldn't...
  • Arctic Sea Ice A Whole Lot More Stable Than Scientists, Al Gore Predicted

    01/06/2015 7:02:36 PM PST · by Coleus · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01.05.15 | Michael Bastasch
    Despite dire predictions that the North Pole would be ice-free in the near future, Arctic Sea ice levels have been more stable than scientists predicted.  So far this winter, Arctic Sea ice levels are above where they were at the same time last winter and are well within the the standard deviation of the 1981 to 2010 variation, according to daily sea ice data.Europe’s CryoSat-2 satellite found that sea-ice volumes for the fall of 2014 were above the average extent for the last five years. Sea-ice levels were up sharply from 2011 and 2012, according to the satellite– only slightly...
  • The Big Melt: Antarctica's Retreating Ice May Re-Shape Earth

    02/27/2015 1:29:26 PM PST · by zeestephen · 48 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 27 February 2015 | Luis Andres Henao and Seth Borenstein
    Water is eating away at the Antarctic ice, melting it where it hits the oceans...And the melting is accelerating...Climate change has shifted the wind pattern around the continent, pushing warmer water farther north against and below the western ice sheet and the peninsula.
  • Dem: Believe science or ‘senator with the snowball’

    02/27/2015 4:03:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/26/15 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) on Thursday panned Sen. James Inhofe’s (R-Okla.) use of a snowball during a speech on climate change. Whitehouse used his iPad to argue that a polar vortex was bringing cold air down to Washington in part because of warmer ocean temperatures. He said that you could either believe “every major American scientific society,” the Navy, NASA, and Pope Francis that climate change is real or “you can believe the senator with the snowball.” “You can believe NASA and you can believe what their satellites measure on the planet or you can believe the senator with the...
  • Climate scientist being investigated by Congress for not believing in global warming enough

    02/26/2015 9:44:40 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Amerian Thinker ^ | February 26, 2015 | Rick Moran
    Roger Pielke, a professor of environmental studies at the University of Colorado, and six others are under investigation by Congress regarding testimony they've given on the subject of climate change.Pielke, a believer in man-caused global warming, can't quite figure out why he's the object of a witch hunt....................... What am I accused of that prompts being investigated? Here is my crime: Prof. Roger Pielke, Jr., at CU’s Center for Science and Technology Policy Research has testified numerous times before the U.S. Congress on climate change and its economic impacts. His 2013 Senate testimony featured the claim, often repeated, that it...
  • Ezra Klein Breaks The Internet with Dumb

    02/27/2015 7:21:41 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 16 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 2/27/15 | Steve Berman
    Here it is: When our great grandchildren are dealing with the effects of climate change, they will look at this and hate us: http://t.co/YBv5vM8Kzu— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) February 27, 2015 This is Vox's piece by Brad Plumer depicting Senator James Inhofe tossing a snowball on the Senate floor.  He then segues into more pretty charts showing data from the Climate Change Institute and NOAA. When will the climate kook-aid drinking liberals get it through their heads? It's not pretty charts, it's the data behind them that's cooked.If you use cooked data to make pretty charts, they are still wrong.  Ask...
  • Al Roker Wishes 'Global Warming' Term Had Never Been Used

    02/26/2015 10:54:17 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 47 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 26, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    In the midst of freezing weather and record snowstorms in the eastern United States, NBC's Al Roker wishes the term "Global Warming" had never been used. Too bad, Al. As the Great Lakes are mostly frozen over due to the extreme cold, you are stuck with a term devised by liberals about twenty years ago to describe what they confidently predicted would happen at the time. Now that Global Warming laughably did not pan out, suddenly liberals and Al Roker are regretting that terminology and are now using the all-inclusive "Climate Change" instead. Roker expressed his "Global Warming" regret several...
  • Global Warming McCarthyites Are Even Targeting Believers

    02/26/2015 5:04:11 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 02/26/2015 | Kerry Jackson
    Here's what happens when a climate researcher doesn't fully conform to the global warming narrative: He becomes the target of a congressional inquisition.
  • Companies spend $1 billion in latest California carbon auction

    02/25/2015 9:36:24 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 16 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 02/25/2015 | Dale Kasler
    Companies spent more than $1 billion in California’s latest sale of carbon emissions credits, making it the largest auction since the controversial cap-and-trade program began in late 2012, state officials said Wednesday.
  • The real dangers of the climate change myth

    02/25/2015 10:17:13 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/25/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    Climate Change, global warming or whatever the politically appropriate name of the day may be, let’s look at some of the claims our left-wing, media doom-sayers are directing at low information voters about the coming environmental Armageddon. 1. The earth is getting hotter! According to satellite data there has been no warming in over 17 years 2. The polar ice caps are melting! One picture of a polar bear on a small piece of ice has been used for ten years now. In reality, the polar bears are thriving and the ice cap is 10% bigger than in 2010. 3....
  • Barack Obama Goes Full Stalin

    02/24/2015 8:12:41 PM PST · by Nipfan · 64 replies
    Real Science ^ | 2/25/15 | Nipfan
    The attack on Dr. Willie Soon is in full swing. Jo Nova has the details of that http://joannenova.com.au/2015/02/ny-times-willie-soon-character-assassination-is-not-science/ Read it and weep.
  • Rats reprieved as giant gerbils are blamed for the Black Death

    02/24/2015 3:05:16 PM PST · by SteveH · 52 replies
    The Times of London ^ | February 24, 2015 | Valentine Low
    Gerbils are cute and furry creatures. They may also, according to scientists, have been responsible for killing millions of people across Europe by spreading the plague. Researchers now believe that gerbils from Asia, rather than native black rats, were behind the repeated outbreaks of the bubonic plague in Europe.
  • Outgoing UN IPCC Chief reveals global warming ‘is my religion and my dharma’

    02/25/2015 1:26:40 AM PST · by 9thLife · 17 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | February 24, 2015 10:16 AM | Marc Morano
    Pachauri's resignation letter on religion: 'For me the protection of Planet Earth, the survival of all species and sustainability of our ecosystems is more than a mission. It is my religion and my dharma.'
  • Cruz Holds Hearing On Space Exploration With Buzz Aldrin, Other Astronauts

    02/24/2015 1:38:13 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 4 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/24/2015 | Alex Pappas
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who just took over leadership of the Senate’s space committee, hosted Buzz Aldrin and other former NASA astronauts on Capitol Hill Tuesday for a discussion on space exploration.Cruz opened Tuesday’s hearing of the subcommittee on Space, Science, and Competitiveness by calling for more NASA and commercial space activity. “The year 2015 is just as critical of a time for our national and commercial space programs as was the case a half century ago,” the Texas Republican said. “Future exploration is certain to present hardships. But it also promises high rewards. New resources, frontiers and economic opportunities.”Cruz...
  • Buzz Aldrin to be star witness at Ted Cruz space hearings

    02/23/2015 7:43:29 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 39 replies
    Examiner ^ | February 20, 2015
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, the chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Space, Science and Competitiveness, will hold his first hearings on "U.S. Human Exploration Goals and Commercial Space Competitiveness” next week, according to a Thursday story In Space Policy Online. Among the eclectic group of former astronauts, business leaders, and academics that will constitute the witness list will be Apollo moonwalker Buzz Aldrin. The hearings will also serve as an opportunity for Cruz to flesh out his views on the future of the American space program. Cruz has previously stated his desire to return NASA to its core function of...
  • San Jose Mercury News: Global Warming Could Ruin Surfing

    02/24/2015 9:15:17 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 49 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 24, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    In an article chock full of "could" and computer model projections, the San Jose Mercury News speculates in the headline, "Climate change may flatten Santa Cruz's famed surfing waves." Key word is "may" since it also may not. However, this doesn't prevent reporter James Urton from engaging in extreme conjecture about surf conditions in a century while computer model projections are often unable to correctly project the weather for the next day. Let us now join Urton in the midst of his Chicken Little mode concerning the future of Santa Cruz surfing:
  • Cruz's Mission for NASA: More Space, Less Earth

    02/23/2015 8:30:49 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 21 replies
    National Journal ^ | February 23, 2015 | ALEX BROWN
    The new space subcommittee chairman thinks the Obama administration has the agency overly focused on climate change at the expense of exploring the cosmos. If Ted Cruz is NASA's Grim Reaper, he doesn't talk like it. To hear the new chairman of the Senate's Space, Science, and Competitiveness Subcommittee talk about NASA is to hear none of the budget-slashing zeal that comes out when he talks about, say, the IRS. Instead, he talks at length about putting more Americans in space and sending them farther than ever before. He gushes about the agency that has "excited the spirits of every...
  • Republicans To Investigate Climate Data Tampering By NASA

    02/20/2015 6:50:57 PM PST · by lbryce · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 20, 2015 | Michael Basach
    Are government climate agencies tampering with climate data to show warming? Some Republicans think so. California Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher says to expect congressional hearings on climate data tampering. @caerbannog666 expect there to be congressional hearings into NASA altering weather station data to falsely indicate warming & sea rise — Dana Rohrabacher (@DanaRohrabacher) February 20, 2015 Rohrabacher serves as the vice chairman of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, which has jurisdiction over NASA and other agencies that monitor the Earth’s climate. Rohrabacher has long been critical of the theory of man-made global warming. Lately, the California Republican has...
  • NASA | Megadroughts Projected for American West

    02/12/2015 6:10:54 PM PST · by Rodamala · 32 replies
    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center [via YouTube] ^ | February 12, 2015 | NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    NASA scientists used tree rings to understand past droughts and climate models incorporating soil moisture data to estimate future drought risk in the 21st century. This video is public domain and can be downloaded at: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?11776
  • Giving the Moon the Business: U.S. FAA Backs Bigelow

    02/07/2015 9:26:38 PM PST · by Ray76 · 11 replies
    The FAA’s Office of the Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation (AST) has given thumbs-up regarding private sector operations on the Moon.
  • Patriot VS. NASA and the last 6 years

    02/22/2015 7:53:30 PM PST · by big bad easter bunny · 7 replies
    Can anyone say that what NASA has become over the last 6 years is patriotic? JFK must be spinning in his grave not to mention my grandfather.
  • Republicans To Investigate NASA Over Climate Data Tampering

    02/22/2015 7:21:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 2/22/15 | tyler durden
    With record heat (and drought) in the west and record cold (wet and snow) in the east, the global warming game-playing continues every day but the climate-gate rhetoric has increased vociferously since we first noted three weeks ago, the data that has been so relied upon to 'prove' global warming's trend was in fact manipulated. What The Telegraph called "the most extraordinary scandal of our times" - that of the "seasonally-adjusted" seasonal raw global temperature data - is about to be investigated by Congress. As Daily Caller reports, California Republican Rep. Dana Rohrbacher exclaimed "expect there to be congressional hearings...
  • Climate change bill faces uphill battle

    02/22/2015 2:37:55 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    Click2Houston.com ^ | 02/22/2015 | Erin McPike
    With Republicans in control of both houses of Congress, the odds of passing a climate change bill this year are virtually non-existent. But Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, plans to reintroduce legislation to cap carbon emissions this week, anyway, due in part to the impact it could have on the 2016 election."Our goal is to keep attention focused on this issue as we head into this congressional session, and also into the presidential election in 2016," Van Hollen told CNN, explaining the bill serves as a vehicle for discussion.Van Hollen's objective is to force Republicans to address the issue, and...
  • New Thoughts on the Impact of Climate Change in Neolithic China

    01/12/2015 2:11:03 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    Archaeology Magazine ^ | Friday, January 09, 2015
    It had been thought that the deserts in northern China are one million years old, but a new study of the Hunshandake Sandy Lands of Inner Mongolia suggests that its desert is only 4,000 years old. Xiaoping Yang of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Louis Scuderi of the University of New Mexico, and their colleagues examined the patterns of dunes and depressions in the region and lake sediments, and they dated quartz from the region with a technique known as optically stimulated luminescence. They found that Hunshandake had deep lakes and rivers beginning some 12,000 years ago. "We're amazed by...
  • Chairman of climate change panel accused of sexual harassment

    02/22/2015 3:08:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    FT ^ | 2/21/15 | Amy Kazmin, Pilita Clark
    The chairman of the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Rajendra Pachauri, has pulled out of a four-day meeting of the body in Nairobi next week after being accused of sexually harassing a 29-year-old employee at the New Delhi research institute he heads. **SNIP** A 29-year-old researcher, who has worked at Teri since September 2013, filed a police complaint in Delhi last week, alleging Mr Pachauri had harassed her with inappropriate emails, text messages, and unwanted advances. The Delhi Police have opened a preliminary file regarding the matter according to Indian media. In a Delhi High Court petition seeking...
  • Bill Nye on Europe's Jews: If Only They Were More Neighborly

    02/22/2015 2:20:59 PM PST · by Nachum · 100 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 2/22/15 | Jack Coleman
    Heck, who cares if the "neighbors" in question have a knife to your throat. Bill Nye, foppish self-proclaimed Science Guy, appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher this past Friday night and demonstrated why he ought to stick with his true vocation as a global-warming bedwetter. During a panel discussion on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's suggestion that European Jews fearful for their lives should come "home" to Israel, Nye mocked the idea and blamed Jews for not being friendlier to predators who consider it a holy rite to slaughter them
  • NYT Smears Scientist Willie Soon for Telling the Truth About ‘Global Warming’

    02/22/2015 6:53:53 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/21/2015 | James Delingpole
    Another day, another attack on the integrity of the Harvard-Smithsonian astrophysicist Dr. Willie Soon, this time in the New York Times. I first became aware of Soon in 2009 when reading through the Climategate emails. One of them was a jocular suggestion by a warmist called Tom Wigley as to how best to smear Soon and his co-author Sallie Baliunas. Might be interesting to see how frequently Soon and Baliunas, individually, are cited (as astronomers). Are they any good in their own fields? Perhaps we could start referring to them as astrologers (excusable as…’oops, just a typo’). You might be...
  • LETTER: Stop listening to the misinformed on global warming

    02/21/2015 6:05:34 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 85 replies
    The Sanford Herald ^ | Feb. 21, 2015 | Pete Kuntz Northglenn, Colorado
    To the Editor: Yet another climate denier letter displaying a scientific illiteracy that is a sad indictment of our educational system: "Humans didn't cause global warming" in the Feb 11 edition of The Sanford Herald. All you have to do is Google "Scientific American global warming" to find out that global warming is an undisputed scientific fact. Climate scientists know all about previous periods of climate change, that's basic high school science class stuff. They were all caused by something. Scientists call that something a "forcing." They have established that this time the forcing is not any of the previous...
  • Bitterly Cold Air Leads To Record Lows (Worst ice in 28 years)

    02/20/2015 3:00:45 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 59 replies
    AP via CBS News (New York) ^ | 02/20/2015 | staff
    Bundle up! Winter is keeping its icy grip on the Tri-State area as Arctic air continues to plunge the region into a deep freeze --SNIP-- The temperature at Newark Liberty International Airport was 1 degree Friday morning, beating a former record low of 5 degrees. The previous record was set in 1936. Trenton’s temperature fell to zero around 7:20 a.m. That beats the record low of 6 set in 1936. In sections of the state, wind chills reached 10 to 20 degrees
  • RARE SNOWSTORM HITS JERUSALEM

    02/20/2015 12:31:08 PM PST · by Colofornian · 18 replies
    Briefly.Today ^ | Feb. 20, 2015 | Inez McMullan
    Jerusalem residents were greeted with a rare snowfall Friday, as a storm dumped 10 inches on the city...
  • Record cold continues; next week could be colder

    02/20/2015 9:07:46 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 43 replies
    WoodTV.com (Channel 8; Grand Rapids, MI) ^ | 19FEB2015 | Kyle Underwood
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Cold weather records continue to fall across West Michigan and more brutal cold is on the way. Friday morning’s low of -13 degrees in Grand Rapids tied the existing record low set in 1966. Hundreds of schools closed due to the extremely cold temperatures with wind chills colder than -20 degrees. Thursday’s high of 7 degrees in Grand Rapids was a new record for the coldest high temperature for the date, and we’re already on pace for this to be one of the coldest February months ever. We’ll briefly warm to the upper 20s on...
  • Bill Nye Tells MSNBC To Say Climate Change, Not Global Warming, When It’s Cold Out

    02/17/2015 10:38:14 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 74 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 17, 2015 | By Michael Bastasch
    Words are everything, even in the global warming debate. TV personality Bill Nye the “Science Guy” told MSNBC’s Joy Reid to use the phrase climate change, not global warming, when it’s so cold out. “Let’s not confuse or interchange climate change with global warming,” Nye told Reid on Monday. “Global warming – The world is getting warmer. There is more carbon [dioxide] holding in more heat.” “So when the climate changes, some places get colder,” Nye added. “And the thing that’s really consistent with climate change models is this variance where it’s cold, it’s warm, it’s cold, it’s warm… So...
  • White House Announces ‘Goal of Ensuring Climate Smart Citizenry’

    02/18/2015 12:15:14 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 53 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | February 17, 2015 | Eric Scheiner
    The White House Science and Technology Advisor, says an initiative is underway “with the goal of ensuring a climate smart citizenry in the United States.” “In December of last year the White House Climate Education and Literacy Initiative was launched--with the goal of ensuring a climate smart citizenry in the United States,” Dr. John Holdren says in a White House video released last week. “Whenever I can I use opportunities like this ‘Ask Dr. H’ initiative to communicate about climate change and the strong scientific underpinnings of our actions to combat it.” “Based on our scientific understanding of climate change...
  • Soils give clean look at past carbon dioxide: It could take less of the greenhouse gas to reach a...

    12/31/2009 6:51:49 PM PST · by neverdem · 51 replies · 1,544+ views
    Nature News ^ | 30 December 2009 | Richard A. Lovett
    It could take less of the greenhouse gas to reach a particular level of warming. Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels may have been lower in warm eras of the Earth's distant past than once believed, scientists reported this week. The finding raises concern that carbon dioxide levels from fossil fuel burning may, in the near future, be closer to those associated with ancient hothouse climates. More immediately, the work brings one line of palaeoclimate evidence — that deduced from ancient soils — into agreement with other techniques for studying past climate. "It makes a major revision to one of the most...
  • Global Warming Of The Future Is Projected By Ancient Carbon Emissions

    12/08/2006 3:09:43 PM PST · by cogitator · 16 replies · 381+ views
    Terra Daily ^ | 12/08/2006 | Staff Writers
    Global warming 55 million years ago suggests a high climate sensitivity to carbon dioxide, according to research led by Mark Pagani, associate professor of geology and geophysics at Yale and published in the December 8 issue of Science. For some years, scientists have known that a massive release of carbon into the atmosphere caused the ancient global warming event known as the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) that began about 55 million years ago. The geologic record shows that the resulting greenhouse effect heated the planet as a whole by about 9 F (5 C), in less than 10,000 years. That...
  • Methane burps disproved? Gassy emissions no longer in suspect dock for melting the last ice age.

    02/10/2006 10:14:04 PM PST · by neverdem · 36 replies · 930+ views
    news@nature.com ^ | 9 February 2006 | Quirin Schiermeier
    Close window Published online: 9 February 2006; | doi:10.1038/news060206-9 Methane burps disproved?Gassy emissions no longer in suspect dock for melting the last ice age.Quirin Schiermeier Strange ice: no evidence that melting methane triggered global warming after the last ice age.© Punchstock Methane escaping from the sea floor to the atmosphere has been a popular suspect for causing rapid climate changes during and at the end of the last ice age. But new data derived from a Greenland ice core have delivered a killer blow to the idea. Methane (CH4) is a much stronger greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. It...
  • BOILING SEAS LINKED TO MASS EXTINCTION (AND BIBLICAL FLOOD)

    08/25/2003 11:12:31 AM PDT · by Mike Darancette · 79 replies · 1,975+ views
    Nature Science Update ^ | 22 August 2003 | TOM CLARKE
    A massive methane explosion frothing out of the world's oceans 250 million years ago caused the Earth's worst mass extinction, claims a US geologist. Similar, smaller-scale events could have happened since, which might explain the Biblical flood, for example, suggests Gregory Ryskin of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois1. And they could happen again: "It's a very conjectural idea but it's too important to ignore," says Ryskin. Up to 95% of Earth's marine species disapeared at the end of the Permian period. Some 70% of land species, including plants, insects and vertebrates, also perished. "It's arguably the single most important event...
  • Climate change hampering world food production, say scientists (a 'food for thought' thread 8-?)

    02/16/2015 5:20:37 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 2/16/15 | Jean-Louis Santini - AFP
    San José (United States) (AFP) - The acceleration in climate change and its impact on agricultural production means that profound societal changes will be needed in coming decades to feed the world's growing population, researchers at an annual science conference said. According to scientists, food production will have to be doubled over the next 35 years to feed a global population of nine billion people in 2050, compared with seven billion today. Feeding the world "is going to take some changes in terms of minimizing climate disruption," said Jerry Hatfield, director at the National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment....
  • Please Practice Safe Fracking ("expert" says fracking causes increase in STDs)

    02/16/2015 4:04:04 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | February 12, 2015 | Maryland House Republican Caucus
  • Explaining Obama’s Obsession

    02/16/2015 11:27:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2015 | D.W. Wilber
    The fact that Barack Obama appears almost obsessed with the earth’s perfectly normal climate-changing patterns, but the myth of ‘climate change’ has nothing to do with him being a champion of the environment at all. It has nothing to do with Barack Obama being a believer in or falling for former Vice President Al Gore’s greatest con job. The explanation is really very simple. Climate change fits into the Obama agenda for “fundamentally transforming” the United States of America. His goal all along has been to change the United States from its position as the world economic and military leader,...
  • Spy agencies fund climate research in hunt for weather weapon, scientist fears

    02/16/2015 12:05:25 PM PST · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 15 February 2015 | Ian Sample
    A senior US scientist has expressed concern that the intelligence services are funding climate change research to learn if new technologies could be used as potential weapons. Alan Robock, a climate scientist at Rutgers University in New Jersey, has called on secretive government agencies to be open about their interest in radical work that explores how to alter the world’s climate. Robock, who has contributed to reports for the intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC), uses computer models to study how stratospheric aerosols could cool the planet in the way massive volcanic eruptions do. But he was worried about who...
  • Mega Droughts and Other Climate Scare-Tactics

    02/16/2015 6:23:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2015 | Patrick Michaels
    Global Science Report is a feature from the Center for the Study of Science, where we highlight one or two important new items in the scientific literature or the popular media. For broader and more technical perspectives, consult our monthly “Current Wisdom.”—On Page 3 of Friday’s Washington Post is (yet another) lurid climate story, this time about mega-droughts of several decades that are going to pop up in the Pacific Southwest around 35 years from now. The findings are based upon the UN’s climate model suite that, according to our presentation to the American Geophysical Union, is in the process...