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  • Bomb Scare Shuts Down Planned Parenthood Clinic

    10/22/2017 3:49:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/22/17 | Grace Carr
    A bomb scare shut down a Planned Parenthood clinic in Southern California on Saturday morning, but no people were injured.After Planned Parenthood employees notified the police of an odd-looking device sitting outside their office in Whittier, Calif., the Whittier police force and the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department’s bomb squad determined the device was simply a pipe with wires sticking out, reported the Whittier Daily News.The bomb squad blew up the device with a remote-controlled robot and declared the premise was safe for those who had evacuated to return around 1p.m. local time.Police have no leads and are asking anyone with information...
  • Suspicious Package Left Near Pro-Lifers Praying Outside Abortion Clinic to Scare Them Off

    10/21/2017 8:06:27 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 20 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    A suspicious package was found near a 40 Days for Life prayer vigil Friday in Dallas, Texas, prompting pro-life advocates to call the police and the bomb squad. WFAA News 8 reports police later determined that the suspicious package was a hoax, quite possibly meant to scare pro-life advocates who peacefully pray outside a nearby abortion clinic. Pro-Life Dallas said the suspicious package was the second target this week against pro-lifers’ peaceful, prayerful work. On Oct. 11, the group said a man also vandalized the site and left behind a beheaded doll with the word “pro-choice” written on it. “Our...
  • Report: Rising sea levels could flood 1 in 200 Seattle-area homes by end of century

    10/20/2017 12:11:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 66 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | October 19, 2017 | By Mike Rosenberg
    When it comes to rising sea levels flooding parts of the country in the future, you might think of places like Miami and New Orleans — but Seattle could be susceptible, too, albeit on a much smaller scale. A new Zillow analysis using government climate change forecasts found that about 5,000 homes in the Seattle metro area are in danger of being underwater due to rising seas by 2100. The homes would flood if local sea levels rise at least six feet due to the warming climate. That’s roughly the midway point from a government climate science forecast that said...
  • E.P.A. Scrubs Climate Change Website of ‘Climate Change’

    10/20/2017 8:19:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 20, 2017 | By LISA FRIEDMAN
    The Environmental Protection Agency has removed dozens of online resources dedicated to helping local governments address climate change, part of an apparent effort by the agency to play down the threat of global warming. “I think it’s very alarming” said Adam Parris, who leads the Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay in New York. “These are not the kind of resources that are just basic climate science. These are the kind of resources it has taken years to develop across the federal family.” Gina McCarthy, administrator of the E.P.A. under Mr. Obama, said in a statement that one of...
  • Is climate change Hollywood's new supervillain?

    10/19/2017 7:17:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 19, 2017 | by Graeme Virtue
    In 2004, when climate change was still called global warming, it was considered sensational enough to get top billing in The Day After Tomorrow, a city-smashing blockbuster by disaster master Roland Emmerich. In 2017, the desire to accelerate climate change – even in the name of brash, mass-market pop art – is quaint yet horrifying. The nagging feeling that humankind may already have zoomed past some sort of ecological tipping point thanks to our voracious appetites for cheap energy and consumer goods seems increasingly undeniable. Previously, we looked to the multiplex to vicariously experience the catastrophic aftermath of freak super-storms...
  • Video shows terrifying moment a pipe bomb EXPLODES inside a Minnesota mosque as at least...

    10/18/2017 6:15:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 44 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | October 18, 2017 | Jessa Schroeder For
    FULL TITLE: Video shows terrifying moment a pipe bomb EXPLODES inside a Minnesota mosque as at least a dozen visitors are inside during the morning prayer ewly released video footage from the Minnesota mosque bombing shows startled worshippers sprint outside the sanctuary in seek of safety. The mysterious explosion, which took place inside the Dar Al Farooq Community Center in Bloomington the early morning of August 5, erupted after an unidentified suspect tossed a pipe bomb into the office dedicated to a mosque leader. As many as twelve individuals were in attendance to a service during the time the incident...
  • Student thespians tackle climate change in Theatre for Social Justice course

    10/18/2017 10:37:17 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | October 18, 2017
    If all the world’s a stage, Creighton University students in this semester’s Theatre for Social Justice course are learning ways art can help them leave that stage a little brighter, cleaner, better. Amy Lane, PhD, assistant professor and coordinator of Creighton’s theatre and dance programs, is teaching the Theatre for Social Justice class focused on climate change. It culminates in a performance of plays penned by internationally renowned playwrights and the students themselves. From sustainability in agriculture to ministering to climate refugees, the planned performances aim to touch on several different aspects of the crisis. Lane said students in the...
  • CliFi – A new way to talk about climate change

    10/18/2017 8:24:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 18, 2017 | by John Abraham
    Cli-Fi refers to “climate fiction;” it is a term coined by journalist Dan Bloom. These are fictional books that somehow or someway bring real climate change science to the reader. What is really interesting is that Cli-Fi books often present real science in a credible way. They become fun teaching tools. There are some really well known authors such as Paolo Bacigalupi and Margaret Atwood among others. A list of other candidate Cli-Fi novels was provided by Sarah Holding in the Guardian. What makes a Cli-Fi novel good? Well in my opinion, it has to have some real science in...
  • Al Gore brings global warming message to Pittsburgh, warns of its effect on Pennsylvania

    10/18/2017 8:16:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Tribune-Review ^ | October 18, 2017 | by Wes Venteicher
    Climate change is impacting life in Pennsylvania, and its effects will become increasingly obvious as the century progresses, former vice president Al Gore told a room of 1,300 people at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh on Tuesday. Gore tucked state-specific stats into a two-hour presentation peppered with images of melting roads, collapsing glaciers, flooded cities and other dramatic weather events scientists have linked to climate change. The presentation was part of a Climate Reality Leadership Corps meeting, the 36th in a series in which Gore trains attendees to advocate for changes that could help slow global warming....
  • Confronting climate change in Trump country

    10/16/2017 1:27:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | October 16, 2017 | By Claire Galofaro
    ... Jefferson County, Texas, is among the low-lying coastal areas of America that could lose the most as the ice caps melt and the seas warm and rise. At the same time, it is more economically dependent on the petroleum industry and its emissions-spewing refineries than any other place in the U.S. Residents seemed to choose between the two last November, abandoning a four-decade-old pattern of voting Democratic in presidential elections to support Donald Trump. Then came Hurricane Harvey. Now some conservatives here are newly confronting some of the most polarizing questions in American political discourse: What role do humans...
  • Reporters must convey the perils of climate change without paralyzing their audience

    10/16/2017 8:36:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    Columbia Journalism Review ^ | October 17, 2017 | By Cassandra Willyard
    According to the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, Americans fall into six groups when it comes to climate change: alarmed, concerned, cautious, disengaged, doubtful, and dismissive. I would add a seventh category: panicked. That’s me. I’m a science journalist, so I understand and accept the problem. But I when I read articles about global warming, my anxiety soars. I have to disengage. I check Facebook for puppy videos. Perhaps it’s not surprising, then, that I couldn’t make it more than halfway through David Wallace-Wells’s “The Uninhabitable Earth,” published in New York magazine in July. In his 6,600-word cover story,...
  • Are flatulent shellfish really contributing to climate change?

    10/16/2017 8:27:06 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 17, 2017 | by Stephan Moss
    Swedish scientists have found that flatulent shellfish are creating vast amounts of greenhouse gases, leading to a predictable slew of comments about farting cockles and clams. But beneath the schoolboy humour, there is a serious point. The two gases in question – methane and nitrous oxide – are potent agents of climate change, with a warming potential 28 and 265 times greater than carbon dioxide respectively. Scientists studying the Baltic Sea off the coast of Sweden have found that shellfish are producing one-tenth of all the greenhouses gases released there – the equivalent to the amount produced by 20,000 cattle....
  • Man charged in U. Maryland swastika vandalism is black former UMD employee

    10/16/2017 6:11:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    College Fix ^ | October 15, 2017 | Staff
    You wouldn’t know it by reading news from the University of Maryland or its student newspaper, but the suspect charged in connection with a spray-painted swastika on campus is … African-American.
  • Robert Downey Jr. Blows the Whistle on Elite Hollywood Pedophile Ring

    10/15/2017 7:30:10 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 64 replies ^ | 17th August 2017 Read more at: | ay Greenberg Read more at:
    Movie star Robert Downey Jr. has made a shocking revelation and lifted the lid on a major Hollywood pedophile ring that connects powerful Elites "all over the globe".The Iron Man star has gone on the record to expose a huge network of pedophilia, prostitution, and human trafficking that involves a whole host of, what he calls, "sick f*cks".Not only has he named some well known Hollywood celebrities, but he's also ousted one of the most powerful people in America, who he says is a "Rosetta Stone of every perversion from Hwood all over the globe" and provides depraved services for...
  • Structural decomposition of decadal climate prediction errors

    10/13/2017 7:07:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | October 13, 2017
    Climatologists and statisticians of Ca' Foscari University of Venice have elaborated a method to accurately estimate systematic errors affecting decadal climate predictions. The proposed method promises great progress toward the achievement of reliable near-term climate forecasts. The numerical models currently employed in decadal climate prediction systems are affected by severe systematic errors (or biases) in key regions of the ocean and atmosphere, due to their imperfect representation of fundamental physical processes. Because of these biases, the simulated mean state of the climate can be significantly different from the observed one over large regions. As in the case of weather forecast,...
  • How climate change is "turning up the dial" on California wildfires

    10/13/2017 6:59:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | October 13, 2017 | By STEFAN BECKET
    The deadly wildfires ravaging northern California have destroyed more than 3,500 homes and businesses, leveling entire neighborhoods and forcing thousands of residents to flee the flames. Experts say fires like those burning up California wine country will be more frequent, more intense and last longer as global temperatures rise. While no single fire can be said to have been caused by climate change, variations in temperature and precipitation are already affecting the complex dynamics that determine how wildfires develop and spread. California Gov. Jerry Brown laid the blame squarely at the feet of climate change on Wednesday. "With a warming...
  • Penguins die in 'catastrophic' Antarctic breeding season

    10/13/2017 6:17:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    BBC News ^ | October 13, 2017
    All but two Adelie penguin chicks have starved to death in their east Antarctic colony, in a breeding season described as "catastrophic" by experts. It was caused by unusually high amounts of ice late in the season, meaning adults had to travel further for food. It is the second bad season in five years after no chicks survived in 2015.
  • Never Forget: Muslim Hate Crime Hoaxes

    10/12/2017 11:01:32 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 13 Sept 2017 | Michelle Malkin
    ... I contacted the FBI this week to ask about the Minnesota mosque incident. It is unsolved after more than a month, and a $30,000 reward for information remains unclaimed. An agent based in Minneapolis acknowledged to me that “it’s always a possibility” that the crime may be a hoax. ...
  • How climate change is affecting travel — and what you can do about it

    10/12/2017 11:01:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 12, 2017 | By Christopher Elliott
    When Kimberly Button drove her RV to Glacier National Park in Montana this summer, she expected relief from her muggy home town of Orlando. “We assumed that we’d have mild temperatures,” she says. “We couldn’t have been more wrong.” Instead, the Rocky Mountains baked in mid-90-degree temperatures. Button’s family camper, which didn’t have air conditioning, felt like a sweatbox. “We were looking at each other,” Button says, “and saying, “How is it this hot in Glacier National Park?” Earlier this year, Jessica Pociask, an ecologist and the founder of Wank Expeditions, a tour operator, had to cancel a tour to...
  • Climate Change And The Criminal Justice System, The cruel torture of the climate.

    10/12/2017 10:37:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Above The Law ^ | October 12, 2017 | By MATT KAISER
    One of the worse effects of sentencing someone to prison time is what it does to that person’s health. Which is why anyone on the cusp of a term of imprisonment is really much, much better off seeing a dentist and a doctor before they go in. Another problem that anyone who has spent any time in a jail or prison knows — even in a lawyer visiting room — is that prisons underspend on HVAC systems, if they spend at all. In the summer, jails and prisons are sweltering. In the winter, people in federal prisons often have to...