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  • Slowest start to tornado season on record...

    04/20/2014 9:38:10 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 37 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | April 19, 2014 | Marc Morano
    Slowest start to #tornado season on record through 4/17 http://twitpic.com/e1huhr based on inflation adjusted tornado trends. https://twitter.com/wxbrad/status/457374046020440064
  • Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

    04/20/2014 10:21:49 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 4/20/14 | Dina Cappiello - ap
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.</p>
  • Virginia’s Highest Court Denies Access to Climate Scientist’s Emails

    04/19/2014 7:15:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 18, 2014 | By JACOB GERSHMAN
    Virginia’s highest court has denied a conservative group’s effort to force the University of Virginia to turn over emails from a controversial climate scientist who worked at the school. The Virginia Supreme Court on Thursday held that the public university wasn’t obligated under the state’s freedom of information law to release thousands of emails that Penn State researcher Michael Mann wrote while he was a UVA professor several years ago. Mr. Mann in 2009 came under scrutiny among global warming skeptics after hackers leaked thousands of email exchanges between the professor and other researchers that suggested that the scientists sought...
  • Putin bans Mozilla products in Russian government offices

    04/18/2014 7:23:57 PM PDT · by steve86 · 15 replies
    24 TV - Ukrainian TV live broadcast | Early 19 April, 2014 GMT time | 24 TV Staff
    ...and also Russian Orthodox church offices. Firefox, Thunderbird, WebMaker, etc.
  • Ikea Plans 'Green' Meatballs to Help Tackle Climate Change

    04/18/2014 3:38:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/17 | Emily Gosden
    'Veg balls' to be launched as eco-friendly alternative to famous Swedish meatballs, which Ikea admits are damaging the planetIkea is developing a new 'green' version of its famous Swedish meatballs in order to cut carbon emissions and help tackle climate change, the retailer has revealed. The flat-pack furniture giant sells an estimated 150 million meatballs, made from beef and pork, in its cafes each year. But the popular snack is also the least environmentally-friendly item on the Ikea menu, because of high carbon dioxide emissions involved in the farming process and high methane gas emissions from cattle. Ikea is so...
  • Antisemitic flyer 'by Donetsk People's Republic' in Ukraine a hoax

    04/18/2014 11:58:16 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 19 replies
    City's chief rabbi states pamphlet is fake, claiming it is meant to discredit pro-Russian protesters or Jewish community The barricades outside the Donetsk regional administration building are plastered with anti-fascist posters. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images The barricades that mark the entrance to the "Donetsk People's Republic" are plastered with anti-fascist posters, including an American flag with a swastika in place of the stars. The pro-Russian protestors who have set up their own government in the occupied administration building see the new Kiev regime as dominated by intolerant Ukrainian nationalists, which is why it was more than a little ironic when...
  • Is Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Really A Publicity Stunt For A “Lost” Movie?

    04/17/2014 8:28:50 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 21 replies
    Rant Lifestyle ^ | 3/18/2014 | Michael Peckerar
    Sound farfetched that an entire missing airliner could be part of a huge viral marketing campaign for a "Lost" movie? Really? Or perhaps you underestimate Bad Robot.
  • Climate change cult has to shout louder to be heard amid public skepticism

    04/16/2014 5:13:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 16, 2014 | by Cal Thomas
    The cult centered on “global warming” alarmism is getting hot under the collar. People seem to have stopped paying attention, and polls show “climate change” barely registers on a list of voters' concerns. This can only mean, as losing politicians like to say, that their message isn’t getting through. What to do? Why, shout louder, of course. A recent story in the New York Times sought to help alarmists raise the decibel level: “The countries of the world have dragged their feet so long on global warming that the situation is now critical, experts appointed by the United Nations reported...
  • Slogging forward on climate change

    04/16/2014 5:09:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 16, 2014 | By Scot Lehigh
    THE WORLD now has a rough deadline for action on climate change. Nations need to take aggressive action in the next 15 years to cut carbon emissions, in order to forestall the worst effects of global warming, says the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Expect a certain part of our political class to insist that man-made climate change is not consensus science, and that until it is, nothing should be done. The problem there is obvious: By the time all the skeptics are persuaded, it will be too late for an effective response. In that regard, climate change poses a...
  • Climate change causing fish to lose their minds, researchers say

    04/16/2014 10:42:02 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 39 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 4/16/14 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Climate change’s latest casualty appears to be fish — or more specifically, fish brains — as researchers say the carbon dioxide that’s being absorbed into the ocean is causing the scaly creatures to lose their survival instincts. In other words, the fish are losing their minds, The Daily Mail reported. The acid from atmospheric carbon dioxide seeps into sea waters, dissolves and ultimately lowers the pH balance, researchers said. The acidic waters then hamper the fishes’ sensory systems, so they’re not able to distinguish between smells any longer, the scientists went on.
  • Keystone report can't have it both ways

    04/15/2014 3:51:53 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | April 15, 2014 | By Sheldon Whitehouse (M-RI) and Henry A. Waxman (M-CA)
    For all the noise about the State Department's final environmental review of the Keystone XL Pipeline being a "blow" to pipeline opponents, the report contains more than enough information for Secretary of State John Kerry -- a respected environmental champion -- to conclude that the pipeline is not in the national interest. Although you have to dig a bit, the report recognizes the dangers associated with the tar sands fuel that the pipeline would transport. Kerry's obligation is to determine what is in the national interest. For all its flaws, the report acknowledges that the tar sands that would get...
  • Killing of environmental activists rises globally

    04/15/2014 2:25:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 15, 2014 | By DENIS D. GRAY
    --snip-- BANGKOK (AP) - A survey released Tuesday -- the first comprehensive one of its kind - says that only 10 killers of 908 environmental activists slain around the world over the past decade have been convicted. The report by the London-based Global Witness, a group that seeks to shed light on the links between environmental exploitation and human rights abuses, says murders of those protecting land rights and the environment have soared dramatically.
  • Journalist ‘Astonished’ to Have Fooled Media with Vatican Hoax

    04/15/2014 6:07:43 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    A British Catholic journalist has said she was astonished when major world news outlets mistook an Vatican April Fool’s report she wrote for a genuine news story. The Guardian, which this week won a Pulitzer Prize for its reporting of Edward Snowden’s National Security Agency leaks, was one of the organisations that reported the hoax story that the Vatican employed a hawk called Sylvia to protect the doves periodically released by the Pope. Other outlets to reproduce the story include Agence France-Presse and the Washington Times.
  • Sucking Carbon From Sky May Be Necessary to Cool Planet, UN Says

    04/14/2014 4:55:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 81 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 14, 2014 | by John Roach
    International efforts to combat global warming are so broken that it's come to this: hoovering massive amounts of carbon dioxide out of the sky. A body of scientists convened under the auspices of the United Nations is giving more weight to the idea that vacuuming vast stores of CO2 from the skies and burying it in the ground may be necessary to limit the temperature rise to the internationally agreed safe level of 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit above pre-industrial levels. The plan's not quite like a giant thermostat for the whole globe, but the metaphor's not completely off either.
  • World must shift to solar & wind rapidly to avoid catastrophic global warming, say UN scientists

    04/13/2014 8:14:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | April 12, 2014 | Ben Spencer in Berlin
    A rapid shift to wind and solar power is needed if the world is to avoid catastrophic global warming, the United Nations warns in a crucial report today. Emissions of greenhouse gases need to be cut by up to 70 per cent before 2050 to control climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says. ‘Large-scale changes in energy systems’ are required, with coal power stations to be switched off and replaced by wind and solar. And the transformation needs to be made in the next 15 years or controlling climate change will become increasingly harder and more expensive....
  • VIDEO / One Actor Plays Two Different Doctors on TV at Sandy Hook and Franklin High School

    04/12/2014 10:26:06 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2013 | YouTube
    One actor playing two different doctors on TV after the Sandy Hook "shooting" and the Franklin High School "stabbings."
  • Gassy Cows Are Warming The Planet, And They're Here To Stay

    04/12/2014 4:51:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 63 replies
    NPR ^ | April 12, 2014 | by MAANVI SINGH
    Correction April 12, 2014 An earlier version of this story said that the methane emissions associated with livestock come from their farts. In fact, most of those methane emissions come from belches. Sorry to ruin your appetite, but it's time to talk about cow belches. Humans the world over are eating meat and drinking milk — some of us a little less, some of us a lot more, than years past. Farmers are bringing more and more cows into the world to meet demand, and with them escapes more methane into the atmosphere. In 2011, methane from livestock accounted for...
  • MH370 Black Box Rumors Unfounded: Search Leader

    04/11/2014 11:19:10 AM PDT · by hamboy · 52 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 11, 2014 | NBC News
    Search Leader:  MH370 Black Box Rumors Unfounded! An Australian search official dismissed reports Friday that the location of the data-recording black boxes on missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 had been found.
  • Artificial cooling tricky topic for climate panel

    04/10/2014 4:37:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | April 10, 2014 | By KARL RITTER
    BERLIN — It’s Plan B in the fight against climate change: cooling the planet by sucking heat-trapping CO2 from the air or reflecting sunlight back into space. Called geoengineering, it’s considered mad science by opponents. Supporters say it would be foolish to ignore it, since plan A — slashing carbon emissions from fossil fuels — is moving so slowly. The U.N.’s expert panel on climate change is under pressure from both sides this week as it considers whether geoengineering should be part of the tool-kit that governments use to keep global warming in check.
  • Papyrus Referring to Jesus’ Wife Is More Likely Ancient Than Fake, Scientists Say

    04/10/2014 1:54:14 PM PDT · by mojito · 81 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 4/10/2014 | Laurie Goodstein
    A faded fragment of papyrus known as the “Gospel of Jesus’s Wife,” which caused an uproar when unveiled by a Harvard Divinity School historian in 2012, has been tested by scientists who conclude in a journal published on Thursday that the ink and papyrus are very likely ancient, and not a modern forgery. Skepticism about the tiny scrap of papyrus has been fierce because it contained a phrase never before seen in any piece of Scripture: “Jesus said to them, ‘My wife...’ ” Too convenient for some, it also contained the words “she will be able to be my disciple,”...
  • Obama targets climate change in wildfire strategy

    04/09/2014 4:40:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 9, 2014 | By Timothy Cama
    The Obama administration released a comprehensive strategy document Wednesday aimed at reducing wildfires, which it says are being exacerbated by climate change. The strategy recommends preventive measures like controlled burns, municipal and state zoning to reduce the effects of sprawl and incorporating watersheds into local management plans. “As climate change spurs extended droughts and longer fire seasons, this collaborative wildfire blueprint will help us restore forests and rangelands to make communities less vulnerable to catastrophic fire,” said Jack Boots, acting chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality.
  • Call climate change what it is: violence

    04/09/2014 4:22:32 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 46 replies
    If you're poor, the only way you're likely to injure someone is the old traditional way: artisanal violence, we could call it – by hands, by knife, by club, or maybe modern hands-on violence, by gun or by car. But if you're tremendously wealthy, you can practice industrial-scale violence without any manual labor on your own part. You can, say, build a sweatshop factory that will collapse in Bangladesh and kill more people than any hands-on mass murderer ever did, or you can calculate risk and benefit about putting poisons or unsafe machines into the world, as manufacturers do every...
  • Battle Plan for Climate Change: How to Cut Greenhouse Gases

    04/09/2014 4:15:35 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    National Geographic ^ | April 9, 2014 | by Dan Vergano
    Trust in technology: That seems to be the underlying message of a coming report from the world's top panel on climate change. Scheduled for release on Sunday, the new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report will point to many possible ways - from burying greenhouse gases to going nuclear to encouraging biofuel production—to save humanity from the ravages of climate change. "I think we will see that there are a wide number of paths we can take to get to the mountaintop we want to reach," says economist James Edmonds. "We just have to pick what mountaintop we all want,...
  • Liberal study: CNN misled on global warming coverage because it allowed debate

    04/07/2014 9:49:32 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3:12 PM 04/07/2014
    The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) released a report claiming that CNN got climate science “wrong” in 30 percent of its segments on global warming largely because they allowed actual debate to happen on man-made global warming. UCS noted that allowing debate on the subject “suggests that established climate science is still widely debated among scientists” and allows global warming skeptics to confuse the public with their dissenting comments. “The biggest step that CNN could take to increase accuracy is to stop hosting debates about established climate science and instead focus debates on whether and how to respond to climate...
  • Kilimanjaro glaciers just won’t die – ‘nowhere near extinction’

    04/07/2014 7:02:58 PM PDT · by Uncle Lonny · 38 replies
    Watts Up With That? blog ^ | April 7, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    "America’s renowned climatologist, professor Lonnie Thompson in 2002 projected that the snow on the summit of Africa’s highest mountain would completely disappear between 2015 and 2020, thanks to global warming. But 12 years down the lane now, local ecologists who have been monitoring the trend say the ice, in fact, remains steady and it is nowhere near extinction"
  • Science or Spin?: Assessing the Accuracy of Cable News Coverage of Climate Science

    04/07/2014 3:16:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Accuracy varies significantly across major cable news outlets. All of them can take steps to improve their coverage of climate science. To gauge how accurately these networks inform their audiences about climate change, UCS analyzed the networks' climate science coverage in 2013 and found that each network treated climate science very differently. Fox News was the least accurate; 72 percent of its 2013 climate science-related segments contained misleading statements. CNN was in the middle, with about a third of segments featuring misleading statements. MSNBC was the most accurate, with only eight percent of segments containing misleading statements * Mutual acceptance...
  • UN climate panel chair calls for 'enlightenment'

    04/07/2014 1:54:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 4/7/14 | FRank Jordans - ap
    BERLIN (AP) — The head of the United Nations scientific panel on climate change urged diplomats and scientists to show "enlightenment" Monday, as they began a weeklong meeting aimed at spelling out in plain terms what options the world has if it wants to prevent catastrophic global warming. Delegates at the closed-doors meeting in Berlin need to tackle a number of sensitive issues, including how best to cut carbon emissions and how to share the cost of shifting away from the fossil fuels that are largely blamed for producing the gases that are heating the planet. Their conclusions will feed...
  • The game is up for climate change believer

    04/07/2014 2:17:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 04/07/2014 | Charles Moore
    Most of us pay some attention to the weather forecast. If it says it will rain in your area tomorrow, it probably will. But if it says the same for a month, let alone a year, later, it is much less likely to be right. There are too many imponderables. The theory of global warming is a gigantic weather forecast for a century or more. However interesting the scientific inquiries involved, therefore, it can have almost no value as a prediction. Yet it is as a prediction that global warming (or, as we are now ordered to call it in...
  • Climate meeting to discuss future of fossil fuels

    04/05/2014 2:32:20 PM PDT · by digger48 · 23 replies
    wthr/AP ^ | Apr 05, 2014 | Frank Jordans,
    BERLIN - After concluding that global warming almost certainly is man-made and poses a grave threat to humanity, the U.N.-sponsored expert panel on climate change is moving on to the next phase: what to do about it. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, will meet next week in Berlin to chart ways in which the world can curb the greenhouse gas emissions that scientists say are overheating the planet. It is also trying to give estimates on what it would cost. In the third report of a landmark climate assessment, the IPCC is expected to say that to...
  • Deputies release sketch of man who assaulted woman in gay marriage hate crime

    04/02/2014 4:21:16 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 28 replies
    Mlive ^ | 4-2-2014 | Kyle Feldscher
    Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office deputies released a sketch of the man believed to have assaulted a woman who he called a gay slur in Ypsilanti Township. The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office detective bureau is now investigating the assault of a woman who was targeted by her assailants because she is a lesbian. Sheriff’s office spokesman Derrick Jackson said detectives met the 28-year-old woman again Wednesday to further develop a suspect description. Jackson said the sketch will hopefully help identify the suspect. Snipped Sheriff’s office officials have said they have no reason to doubt the woman’s report and her injuries —...
  • Climate Change Takes Its Toll on Baby Deer in France

    04/02/2014 9:59:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 74 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 2, 2014 | BY JAMES ENG
    Will a warming world eventually kill off roe deer in France? That question is being raised in light of new research indicating that the animals are having a hard time adapting to climate change. In a study published Tuesday in the open-access journal PLOS Biology, researchers tracked the births and subsequent survival of roe deer fawns in France's Champagne region. They noted that spring vegetation on which the adult deer depend for food was starting to flourish two weeks earlier that it did nearly three decades ago, due to gradual warming. But although spring was arriving earlier, the animals' birth...
  • Global Warming Impacts Widespread, U.N. Panel Says

    03/31/2014 9:10:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 31, 2014 | By GAUTAM NAIK
    Climate change is having a big impact on both the earth's natural systems and how people live, according to the most comprehensive assessment of the threat of a warming planet done so far. The second part in a four-part report by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that the problem will become increasingly difficult to manage, with possible threats to everything from the food supply to coral reefs and low-lying coastal areas. "The striking feature of observed impacts is that they are occurring from the tropics to the poles, from small islands to large continents, and from the...
  • Leading climate researcher asked to be removed from UN study over its “alarmist, silly” statements

    03/31/2014 1:53:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/31/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, their foremost and super-cereal authoritative body on the matter, released phase two of their four-part report they compile every so often to make recommendations to policymakers the world over about how much the world is warming and what to do about it. As Jeff already noted this morning, this latest issue is replete with dire warnings about food security and declining crop yields, economic shocks, drought and water supplies, regional conflicts and war, and etcetera. So, in a nutshell, the same type of catastrophic warnings that progressive environmentalists have been prophesying for...
  • Climate change could cost more than $100 billion a year

    03/31/2014 6:21:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | March 31, 2014 | By By Ivana Kottasova
    Tackling the effects of climate change could cost governments around the world more than $100 billion a year, a United Nations panel of experts said Monday. A report by the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, says that a temperature rise of 2 degrees Celsius will wipe out up to 2% of the world's income by 2050. "If we get up to 4 degrees temperature rise, which most scientists now expect would happen if we carry on emitting greenhouse gasses as we do, then the cost could be much more severe," Chris Hope, a climate change researcher at Cambridge University...
  • Climate impacts 'overwhelming' - UN

    03/30/2014 5:44:17 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    BBC News ^ | March 30, 2014 | by Matt McGrath
    Scientists and officials meeting in Japan have published the most comprehensive assessment to date of the impacts of climate change on the world. Members of the UN's climate panel say that their report provides overwhelming evidence of the scale of these effects. Natural systems are bearing the brunt right now but the scientists fear a growing impact on humans. Our health, homes, food and safety are all likely to be threatened by rising temperatures, the summary says. Speaking to journalists at a news conference in Yokohama to launch the report, Michel Jarraud, secretary-general of the World Meteorological Organization, said that,...
  • Panel’s Warning on Climate Risk: Worst Is Yet to Come

    03/30/2014 5:33:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 30, 2014 | by Justin Willis
    YOKOHAMA, Japan — Climate change is already having sweeping effects on every continent and throughout the world’s oceans, scientists reported Monday, and they warned that the problem is likely to grow substantially worse unless greenhouse emissions are brought under control. The report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a United Nations group that periodically summarizes climate science, concluded that ice caps are melting, sea ice in the Arctic is collapsing, water supplies are coming under stress, heat waves and heavy rains are intensifying, coral reefs are dying, and fish and many other creatures are migrating toward the poles or...
  • KKK Flyers Passed Out to Residents

    03/30/2014 4:32:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    WBRZ ^ | Mar 24, 2014 | Chris Nakamoto
    A disturbing flyer began circulating through some neighborhoods in Eunice this weekend. The flyer showcases the phone numbers for two KKK groups, calling themselves the White Knights. The flyer states, "the law abiding citizens in your community can sleep in peace knowing the klan is awake." The flyers were distributed to the homes of African-American residents over the weekend, according to KATC-TV. The papers were reportedly in bags filled with rocks and tossed at the homes of residents KATC reported. Eunice Deputy Chief Varden Guillory said multiple people in Eunice made complaints to the police department about the incident. The...
  • HATE WEEK on the Climate Certainty Channel™

    03/30/2014 12:48:18 PM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | 3/30/2014 | Anthony Watts
    Apparently, being uncertain about climate certainty is a crime worth jail time climate-hate-week What a week this has been. In preparation for the release of the IPCC Working Group II report, hate speech against climate skeptics seems to have ramped up and turned into a week-long unreality show. The proprietors and cheerleaders of the Climate Certainty Channel™ seem to be ever more sure of impending doom caused by (take your pick) global warming – climate change – climate disruption. Here is a summary of the feature programs this past week.
  • Democrat’s Fundraising Email on Climate Change Shows Why Congress Has Deplorable Approval Rating

    03/30/2014 7:06:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 3/28/14 | Jack Shareburg
    Fundraising emails frequently offer an amusing glimpse into the thinking and strategy of a political party. Remember earlier this month when Democrat senators took to the floor for an overnight session about “climate change”? The very concerned senators warned of grave consequences of human activity, painted pictures of global catastrophe, and chided critics and “deniers” of “settled science.” And then proposed exactly zero words of legislation in a chamber they control. **SNIP** Now comes a fundraising email from Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA): We must rise to the challenge, but too many people are standing in our way.
  • World Not Ready for Climate Change, New Report Says

    03/29/2014 6:08:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    National Geographic ^ | March 29, 2014 | by Brian Clark Howard
    On Monday morning in Japan, the world's leading body of climate scientists will release a major report on the impacts of climate change, with the goal of spurring world leaders to act more decisively to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. "Observed impacts of climate change are widespread and consequential," the scientists of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) write in a draft version of the new report. The new report is expected to show that "today's choices are going to significantly affect the risk that climate change will pose for the rest of the century," says Kelly LeWanker, a scientist...
  • A history of the disastrous global warming hoax

    03/28/2014 3:06:06 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies
    renewamerica.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Alan Caruba
    "It is the greatest deception in history and the extent of the damage has yet to be exposed and measured," says Dr. Tim Ball in his new book, "The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science."
  • UN Backtracks: Will Global Warming Really Trigger Mass Extinctions?

    03/26/2014 9:37:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | March 26, 2014 – 10:34 AM | Axel Bojanowski
    Humans have shrunk the habitats of many life forms, through unsustainable agriculture, fishing or hunting. And it is going to get even worse. Global warming is said to be threatening thousands of animal and plant species with extinction. That, at least, is what the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been predicting for years. But the UN climate body now says it is no longer so certain. The second part of the IPCC’s new assessment report is due to be presented next Monday in Yokohama, Japan. On the one hand, a classified draft of the report notes that a...
  • City of Little Rock encourages participation in Earth Hour

    03/26/2014 1:29:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    KATV News ^ | March 26, 2014 | By Rusty Mizell
    The City of Little Rock is encouraging residents and businesses to join millions world-wide to raise awareness about climate change by switching off non-essential lighting for Earth Hour – Saturday March 29, 2014 at 8:30 p.m. local time. Little Rock is one of more than 7,000 cities and towns around the world expected to take part in the world's largest voluntary environmental action. "As good stewards of the environment, we encourage Little Rock residents, businesses and organizations to participate in Earth Hour this Saturday by turning off all non-essential lights," said Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola. "The City has made...
  • POLICE: Racist Graffiti on Dorm Door Ruled Hate Crime Hoax

    03/24/2014 10:02:40 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 73 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 3/24/2014 | Jennifer Kabbany
    The Grand Valley State University student who found racist graffiti on her dorm room door’s whiteboard in mid-February is the same person who put it there, police have determined. The racist message had included a stick figure in a hangman noose and the words “black b*tch die” and “f**k black history month.” (Image shown is edited) “When the incident was initially brought to the campus’s attention, several organizations and groups were highly alarmed, prompting assemblies, discussions in the classroom and a university-wide alert to the situation,” according to the Michigan-based college’s student newspaper, the Grand Valley Lanthorn. Turns out, the...
  • Shifts in rainfall, not warming pause, slow sea level rise

    03/23/2014 1:21:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 23, 2014 | BY ALISTER DOYLE, ENVIRONMENT CORRESPONDENT
    Heavy rains from the Amazon to Australia have curbed sea level rise so far this century by shifting water from the oceans to land, according to a study that rejects theories that the slowdown is tied to a pause in global warming. Sea level rise has been one of the clearest signs of climate change - water expands as it warms and parts of Greenland and Antarctica are thawing, along with glaciers from the Himalayas to the Alps. But in a puzzle to climate scientists, the rate slowed to 2.4 millimeters (0.09 inch) a year from 2003 to 2011 from...
  • The climate change deniers have won

    03/23/2014 5:57:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | March 22, 2014 | by Nick Cohen
    ... David Cameron, who once promised that if you voted blue you would go green, now appoints Owen Paterson, a man who is not just ignorant of environmental science but proud of his ignorance, as his environment secretary. George Osborne, who once promised that his Treasury would be "at the heart of this historic fight against climate change", now gives billions in tax concessions to the oil and gas industry, cuts the funds for onshore wind farms and strips the Green Investment Bank of the ability to borrow and lend All of which is a long way of saying that...
  • Global warming to hit Asia hardest, warns new report on climate change

    03/23/2014 5:48:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | March 22, 2014 | by Robin McKie
    Flooding, famine and rising sea levels will put hundreds of millions at risk in one of the world's most vulnerable regions. People in coastal regions of Asia, particularly those living in cities, could face some of the worst effects of global warming, climate experts will warn this week. Hundreds of millions of people are likely to lose their homes as flooding, famine and rising sea levels sweep the region, one of the most vulnerable on Earth to the impact of global warming, the UN states. The report – Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability – makes it clear that...
  • Clinton wants 'mass movement' on climate change

    03/22/2014 7:03:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 107 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 3/22/14 | Ken Thomas - ap
    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says young people understand the significant threat of climate change and that she hopes there will be a mass movement that demands political change. ... She made the comments Saturday during an interview with late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel at Arizona State University. The weekend gathering also features former President Bill Clinton and their daughter, Chelsea.
  • Racist dorm door writing was hoax, Grand Valley State U police say

    03/22/2014 12:49:35 PM PDT · by politisite · 17 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 3/22/2014 | William A. Jacobson
    Last month racist writing on a dormitory door shook Grand Valley State University in Michigan. Much like the notorious Oberlin College racism hoax, the incident caused much turmoil on campus, as reported by MLive: Students who live in the residence hall said they were surprised by the incident, saying signs of racial tension haven’t been present in the past. One resident, Andrew Seawood, a freshman from Stevensville, said the slurs were upsetting because the residents of Copeland typically get along with one another. “It was a little surprising when they did say something was written,” he said. “Everybody gets along...
  • Mythical Climate Change Consensus Hits An Iceberg

    03/22/2014 9:47:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Junk Science: Climate change "deniers," as global warm-mongers call those who think empirical evidence is more reliable than computer models, may soon count among their number a 50,000-strong body of physicists. At the risk of being accused of embracing what alarmists call the flat-earth view of climate change, the American Physical Society has appointed a balanced, six-person committee to review its stance on so-called climate change that includes three distinguished skeptics: Judith Curry, John Christy and Richard Lindzen. Their credentials are impressive. Christy is director of the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama, Huntsville, and was a...