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  • Mapping tree density at a global scale

    09/03/2015 10:33:23 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 8 replies
    Nature.com ^ | 9-2-2015
    The global extent and distribution of forest trees is central to our understanding of the terrestrial biosphere. We provide the first spatially continuous map of forest tree density at a global scale. This map reveals that the global number of trees is approximately 3.04 trillion, an order of magnitude higher than the previous estimate. Of these trees, approximately 1.39 trillion exist in tropical and subtropical forests, with 0.74 trillion in boreal regions and 0.61 trillion in temperate regions. Biome-level trends in tree density demonstrate the importance of climate and topography in controlling local tree densities at finer scales, as well...
  • Scientists undercount trees by 2.6 trillion, but assure us animals going extinct

    09/03/2015 6:50:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/03/2015 | NewsMachete
    Every so often you will see articles warning that some species is going extinct. And usually it's not really a species -- you never hear about "leopards" going extinct, usually it's "purple dotted left handed bisexual Nepalese leopards" or some subvariety.  We are assured they are going extinct because fewer have been seen recently. But the Earth is so big, how can we really be sure that some subspecies is going extinct just because we see fewer of them? After all, only three percent of the land mass of the Earth is urbanized. Animals could easily be hidden in...
  • World Has Many More Trees Than Previously Thought, New Report Says

    09/02/2015 11:23:33 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    WSJ ^ | Mark Armao
    There are just over three trillion trees in the world, a figure that dwarfs previous estimates, according to the most comprehensive census yet of global forestation. Using satellite imagery as well as ground-based measurements from around the world, a team led by researchers at Yale University created the first globally comprehensive map of tree density. Their findings were published in the journal Nature on Wednesday. A previous study that drew on satellite imagery estimated that the total number of trees was around 400 billion. The new estimate of 3.04 trillion is multiple times that number, bringing the ratio of trees...
  • Three trillion trees: Study finds there are 7.5 times more trees than previously believed

    09/02/2015 10:56:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 112 replies
    http://phys.org ^ | September 2, 2015 | Provided by: Yale University
    The global map of tree density at the square-kilometer pixel scale. Credit: Crowther, et al A new Yale-led study estimates that there are more than 3 trillion trees on Earth, about seven and a half times more than some previous estimates. But the total number of trees has plummeted by roughly 46 percent since the start of human civilization, the study estimates. Using a combination of satellite imagery, forest inventories, and supercomputer technologies, the international team of researchers was able to map tree populations worldwide at the square-kilometer level. Their results, published in the journal Nature, provide the most comprehensive...
  • 'Settled Science' chronicle: world has 7.5 times more trees than previously believed

    09/03/2015 6:09:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/3/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    It seems that scientists were a little off in calculating the number of trees on the planet. You remember trees: they turn CO2 into oxygen and water. In fact, if you buy a “carbon credit,” you are paying to plant trees to buy an indulgence for your private jet travel -- just like Al Gore and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. supposedly do. Well, all those calculations of doom over purported CO2-caused global warming may be a little more unsettled. The Wall Street Journal reports:
  • Judicial Watch Statement in Response to Obama IRS Disclosure of New Lois Lerner Email Account

    08/25/2015 2:27:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 25, 2015 | Tom Fitton
    (Washington, DC ) – Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton issued the following statement today regarding the recent court filing by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) revealing the existence of an alias email address used by Lois Lerner, former director of the Exempt Organizations Unit of the IRS: It is remarkable that the Obama IRS and Justice Department waited two years to tell a federal court that Lois Lerner had a separate email account that contains documents at issue in the IRS scandal. Especially since both agencies knew about this account since April of last year. It could be a crime...
  • Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly: We’re for ‘Gun Responsibility’ Not ‘Gun Control’

    08/21/2015 7:51:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 50 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/20/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On August 20, the Essex News Daily ran a story in which Mark Kelly and Gabby Giffords claimed they “actually do not support ‘gun control’ in the traditional sense of the phrase,” but “gun responsibility.” This comes after they have spent nearly three years supporting new gun trafficking laws, new laws on gun show sales, new laws on internet sales, limits on ammunition magazine capacity, expanded background checks, and gun control ubiquitously under the guise of domestic violence prevention. Yet they say they are not for gun control.
  • Judicial Watch Statement on the State Department’s Report to the Court on Hillary Clinton’s...

    08/14/2015 4:17:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 14, 2015 | Tom Fitton
    Full title: Judicial Watch Statement on the State Department’s Report to the Court on Hillary Clinton’s Missing Records (Washington, DC ) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding the recentstatus report provided to the court by the State Department regarding its efforts to recover the records of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her top aides: The State Department filing is woefully deficient, misleading, and contemptuous of the court’s orders for complete disclosure about Mrs. Clinton’s email system and the systems of Ms. Abedin and Ms. Mills. The court, Judicial Watch and the American people...
  • Agents of Influence? -- Huma Abedin and Valerie Jarrett

    08/07/2015 7:35:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/7/2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    1. Somehow the conclusion by State Department investigators that Huma Abedin, close associate and friend of former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, was overpaid by some $10,000 as she worked at a State Department job specifically created just for her, does not surprise. Abedin, who is expected to assume the same Rasputin-like role in a Hillary Clinton administration as Valerie Jarrett does for President Obama, has done very well for herself. As the Washington Post reports:....... 2. The Iranian-born Jarrett (her parents were American-born expatriates) is the only staff member who regularly follows the president home from...
  • Snowvember Storm Snow Pile Still Exists [Someone Alert Valerie & Company: Their Lies Are Apparent]

    08/03/2015 12:17:52 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    WGRZ ^ | 7/28/15 | Dave McKinley
    BUFFALO, NY - "It's not unprecedented, but it is weird when you think about it," said Storm Team 2 Meteorologist Patrick Hammer, when remarking on the snow piles that still exists near Central Terminal on the Queen City's east side. The snow was piled there following the "Snowvember" storm which occurred 8 months ago. Today, despite it being late July, two snow piles remain, although hidden in plain sight. That's because to anyone unfamiliar with their real composition, the snow piles looks more like a non-descript earthen berms.
  • Florida leads nation in property at risk from climate change [Dying Paper Channels Al Gore]

    07/28/2015 4:39:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 7/28/15 | JENNY STALETOVICH
    Florida has more private property at risk from flooding linked to climate change than any other state, an amount that could double in the next four decades, according to a new report by the Risky Business Project. By 2030, $69 billion in coastal property in Florida could flood at high tide that is not at risk today, the report found.
  • We've been had by Trump and most of the rest...

    07/23/2015 4:45:30 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 125 replies
    23 July 2015 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Trump is saying some things that simply have to have been said. He's telling the truth. However, the longer this goes on, one begins to wonder what the real motive is? A lot of this stuff should have been said a long time ago by other conservative politicians and none would do so. So, why now...and by THIS guy with no real record of being a conservative? It is beginning to look like he is trying to divide the conservative electorate. The Democrats are all united behind evil causes and they stick together like glue. We could be under invasion...
  • ‘NO COMMENT': NBC COVERS UP EVIDENCE OF IMMIGRATION CRIME WAVE

    07/20/2015 11:35:24 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | July 20,2015 | by JULIA HAHN
    Tomorrow, the Judiciary Committee will hear testimony from Americans who lost loved ones to criminal alien violence. On Sunday’s Meet The Press, Chuck Todd made a declaration that would surprise these devastated families: “We couldn’t find a single study that links violent crime and immigration.” Apparently neither Mr. Todd nor his research staff ever thought to look up the government’s own 2011 report on criminal alien activity, published by the Government Accountability Office. The 2011 U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report documents crimes committed by foreign alien nationals inside the United States. It counts as an alien any immigrant who...
  • Dem Judge Orders Psych Counseling For D’Souza

    07/14/2015 6:11:45 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 83 replies
    WND ^ | July 14, 2015 | Jerome Corsi
    NEW YORK – At a hearing Monday in Manhattan in which he ruled filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza must continue community service for four more years, U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman said he considers D’Souza’s violation of federal campaign-finance laws to be evidence of a psychological problem and ordered further counseling. D’Souza’s defense counsel Benjamin Brafman provided evidence to the court that the psychiatrist D’Souza was ordered to see found no indication of depression or reason for medication. In addition, the psychologist D’Souza subsequently consulted provided a written statement concluding there was no need to continue the consultation, because D’Souza was...
  • Only 24% of Americans Believe News Media Tries to be Unbiased

    07/06/2015 5:25:40 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 6, 2015 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Less than a quarter of all Americans – 24 percent – believe that the news media try to report without bias, according to The Newseum Institute’s annual national survey on public attitudes about the First Amendment. The survey asked if respondents agreed with this statement: "Overall, the news media tries to report the news without bias." Twenty-four percents said they agreed with this and 70 percent said they disagreed. “The 24% who now say the media try to report news without bias is the lowest since we began asking this question in 2004,” the institute reports in its 2015 State...
  • Cuba becomes first country to end mother-to-child HIV, syphilis transmission (OK, al-Reuters)

    07/01/2015 3:21:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 01:11 | Diane Hodges
    (From Video Transcript:) The World Health Organization says Cuba has reached one of the greatest public health milestones possible. It has ended the mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. At a news conference in Havana, WHO representative Jose Luis di Fabio praised Cuba’s health system. […] UNICEF Representative Anna Lucia d’Emilio says Cuba’s achievement shows that ending the AIDS epidemic is possible. …
  • VIDEO: Girl bursts into tears after Hillary touches her

    07/01/2015 3:12:58 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 49 replies
    theamericanmirror.com ^ | 7/1/15 | JUNE 30, 2015
    VIDEO: Girl bursts into tears after Hillary touches her BY OLAF EKBERG s Hillary Clinton the lost Beatle? Or channeling Barack Obama circa 2008? Her latest ad could certainly leave that impression. The campaign ad, titled, “A Pledge,” features the candidate reaching out to a girl who says she has cystic fibrosis. Within moments, the girl was in tears.
  • Fox News Poll: Voters distrust government, say Obama not most transparent

    06/30/2015 6:23:53 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 30, 2015 | Dana Blanton
    The nation’s upcoming birthday party could be awkward -- as our relationship with Uncle Sam is on the rocks. Most American voters distrust their government, are unsure their president is honest, and feel Barack Obama has made false claims about transparency in his administration. The latest Fox News national poll finds that 61 percent don’t trust the federal government. That’s just one percentage point below the record high of 62 percent distrust in both 2013 and 2011. And it’s a reversal from 2002, soon after the 9/11 attacks, when a 54-percent majority trusted Uncle Sam and only 36 percent didn’t...
  • Sanger Fan Hillary Talks Race in Ferguson

    06/24/2015 7:04:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/24/2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Hillary Clinton on Tuesday ventured to Florissant, Missouri, not far from Ferguson, Missouri to talk about the “hard truths” about race and racial injustice in the wake of the church massacre in Charleston South Carolina. One of those hard truths is that one of her role models was Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, someone who believed, as did the shooter at Emanuel A.M.E. Church, that the black race should be exterminated.
  • So Now I Am Responsible for the Charleston Shooting

    06/23/2015 7:11:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/23/2015 | Jack Cashill
    I had no intention of commenting on the recent shooting at a Charleston, South Carolina church.........Alas, the Huffington Post, in the person of veteran propagandist Terry Krepel, forced my hand. In an article published Monday, “Did Right-Wing Media Influence Dylann Roof,” Krepel cites me first and foremost among Roof’s influences. For the record, he also cites WND and the American Thinker.
  • New Emails Again Confirm Jonathan Gruber Wasn't "Just Some Advisor" on Obamacare

    06/22/2015 6:20:25 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 6/22/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    When citizen journalist Rich Weinstein exposed Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber in late 2014 for defrauding the country and calling the American voter "stupid," the White House denied he played a major role in writing the legislation and argued he was just "some advisor."video at link ... But new emails, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, reconfirm what we already knew. Gruber played an integral, major role in developing Obamacare. The emails show frequent consultations between Mr. Gruber and top Obama administration staffers and advisers in the White House and the Department of Health and Human Services on the Affordable...
  • Cuba Offers Its Citizens Better Access to Internet

    06/20/2015 5:20:55 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 6/18/15 | Victoria Burnett
    Cuba, one of the Western Hemisphere’s least-wired countries, is poised to expand access to the Internet by introducing about three dozen Wi-Fi hot spots around the island and reducing the steep fees that Cubans pay to spend time online. .....“Their model was, ‘Nobody gets Internet,’ ” he said in a telephone interview. “Now their model is, ‘We’re going to bring prices down and expand access, but we are going to do it as a sovereign decision and at our own speed.’ ” Cuba’s Internet isolation is not the result of the United States’ five-decade economic embargo, Mr. Henken said, but...
  • Clarice Feldman: Self-Invention Jumps the Shark

    06/14/2015 10:13:15 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 14, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    To a certain extent the American dream -- the notion that working hard in a land with few barriers to advancement makes it possible for each of us to achieve success -- carries with it an element of self-invention. As F. Scott Fitzgerald noted of the title character in The Great Gatsby: His parents were shiftless and unsuccessful farm people -- his imagination had never really accepted them as his parents at all. The truth was that Jay Gatsby of West Egg, Long Island, sprang from his Platonic conception of himself. He was a son of God -- a phrase...
  • Less Than 1 percent of Teachers Deemed 'Ineffective'

    06/11/2015 12:33:00 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 15 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/8/2015 | Tom Gantert
    Last year one-half of one percent of Michigan's public schoolteachers were considered to be “ineffective” according to performance evaluations conducted by the nearly 900 charter and conventional school districts in the state. Those assessments appear at odds with the actual academic performance of students, and teacher evaluations have become problematic in other ways since a state law was passed in 2011 mandating more teacher accountability. Of the 95,885 teachers evaluated, just 519 earned the lowest rating of “ineffective.” Under that 2011 law, a teacher rated “ineffective” three years in a row can be fired. The law also requires teachers' performance...
  • Climate Change: Where is the Science?

    06/11/2015 8:11:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/11/2015 | Howard Hyde
    A theory that does not contain within it the terms of its own falsification is not a valid theory. If the planet Mercury's orbit did not vary by the number of degrees that Einstein's theory said it would, then Relativity would be unproven and Albert would have had to admit failure, as he indicated he would be willing to do. A weasel-word term like Climate Change, where any drought and any flood, any heat wave or cold wave, any storm or any clear sky, any melting or freezing, anywhere at any time, can be cited as evidence of industrial humans'...
  • Emails Reveal Jonathan Gruber’s Obamacare Work Was Of ‘Key Political Importance’

    06/09/2015 1:31:10 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The DC - The Daily Caller ^ | June 9, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    A top Obama administration health official considered putting MIT economist Jonathan Gruber to work on Obamacare to be an initiative of such “key political importance” that it was expedited because of “political push” from the Obama administration, emails released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reveal. The agency released 750 pages of heavily-redacted records on Monday to The Daily Caller and other news outlets in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. In one telling exchange after Gruber’s Obamacare work was first reported in 2010, one HHS analyst told another that having Democrats in charge “across...
  • Lying Liars and the Dupes Who Believe Them

    06/08/2015 6:18:31 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/08/15 | Tim Dunkin
    The whole point to the left-wing Narrative is to induce the ill-informed and often cognitively-challenged majority in this country to believe and vote for things that they probably would not If you are a person who still believes even some of what you hear and see from the mainstream media and its lackeys on the “alternative” Left, then you deserve everything you get from them. If you are not, then you are probably as disgusted as I am with the outright lying that goes on in the name of “news reporting” from the cultural Marxists and other elements of the...
  • Public to Supreme Court: Don’t gut Obamacare [But opposition at RECORD HIGH]

    06/08/2015 7:43:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/8/15 | P Craighill
    [Obama's Death Panels law] hangs in the balance in the Supreme Court for the second time in three years, but the public has rendered a judgment ahead of the court's ruling. By a margin of 55 percent to 38 percent, more people say the court should not take action to block federal subsidies in states that didn't set up their own exchanges, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll..... ....The survey finds opinion on the health-care law among the worst in Post-ABC polling; 54 percent oppose, up six percentage points from a year ago. Support ties the record low...
  • Duggar Parents Lying to Protect Son Josh? Expert Says '19 Kids and Counting' Parents were Untruthful

    06/06/2015 7:27:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 323 replies
    ibtimes.co.in ^ | June 6, 2015 | Keerthi Mohan
    Here are five times where Glass felt the "19 Kids and Counting" parents were trying to hide the truth, according to Radar Online. Michelle Duggar volunteers too much information – Watch closely the entire interview and one would easily note that Michelle is constantly giving away more information than required. This, according to Glass, is a form of deception. Michelle Duggar looks for reassurance – All throughout the interview Michelle looks at her husband for reassurance. This and the fact that she gives away too much information are hints that the whole thing was rehearsed, believes Glass. "Michelle Duggar it...
  • Here’s Why Global Warming Alarmists Don’t Talk About Greenland

    06/06/2015 8:06:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/5/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    Climate scientists, environmentalists and politicians worried about man-made global warming sounded the alarm this year when Arctic sea ice levels hit their lowest extent on record for March. Some even warned this could signal an ice-free north pole this summer, or in the near future. But alarmists have been neglecting an inconvenient fact about the polar region: Greenland is seeing healthy levels of ice and record cold temperatures over parts of the polar island.
  • Trouble in Dem-land as unions freeze cash contributions

    06/05/2015 9:36:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6/5/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    The AFL-CIO, along with some public sector unions, announced a campaign finance freeze in March. Unions hoped the threat of withholding contributions would scare Democratic lawmakers out of supporting President Barack Obama’s Trade Promotion Authority, or “fast track,” to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership — a trade agreement labor groups say would hurt manufacturing jobs in the U.S.
  • The glaciers of Mount Everest may be gone by the end of this century

    06/02/2015 8:38:44 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 57 replies
    Benchmark Reporter ^ | 6/2/15 | Steven Myers
    Recent research by the climate analysts suggests that Mount Everest by the end of this century would be free from its glaciers. Located in Nepal, Mount Everest is reported to be the tallest mountain on the earth with the recorded height of 29,029 feet. The tallest mountain is situated on the border of Nepal and China. According to the rough estimate, it is estimated to be 9000 feet taller than the highest peak of North America.
  • EPA fighting global warming by reducing food supply

    05/30/2015 8:19:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/30/2015 | Newsmachete
    The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday released a much-delayed proposal for the amount of biofuel that must be blended into conventional vehicle fuel. The proposal, which would become final by the end of November, would set levels for last year at what producers actually made but increase the total volume of renewable fuel required by 1.5 billion gallons, roughly 9 percent, by the end of 2016. That would bring the volume to 17.4 billion gallons[.]
  • Declassified Document Proves US Created ISIS

    05/28/2015 5:07:07 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 59 replies
    The Daily Sheeple ^ | 5/25/2015 | Joshua Krouse
    Ever since ISIS began its bloody rampage across the Middle East, many of us have been suspicious of their origins. The West seemed perfectly willing to support the rebellion against Russian backed Assad, but as soon as those supposedly “moderate” rebels formed ISIS, they turned against them (according to the media at least). But according to a recently declassified document, the US government knew more than they were letting on (gasp) in regards to the formation of ISIS. The seven page document, which was dated August 12th 2012, was attained by Judicial Watch through a federal lawsuit. It reveals that...
  • US suffering from massive equality of rich and poor(read header carefully!)

    05/23/2015 8:15:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/23/2015 | Newsmachete
    Propaganda is about telling a good story. So when the media wants to tell a story of how the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer, they ignore inconvenient facts, such as the value of the various federal, state, and local transfer payments as well as the value of charitable contributions from private groups such as soup kitchens. That would interfere with the story that is needed to justify higher taxes and higher spending.
  • Flying as Close to the Flame as Hillary Dares(Everything About the Clintons Is a Lie)

    05/22/2015 12:18:31 PM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 22, 2015 | Wesley Pruden
    Everything about the Clintons, both Hillary and Bubba, is a lie, including (to steal a memorable line from the author Mary McCarthy) the “a,” the “and,” and the “the.” Neither Bubba nor Hillary know how to tell the truth, but both of them are masters at spinning the lie. The dump of some of Hillary’s official emails this week reveals just how she operated as the secretary of State, employing an old courtier to help her deceive and distort the facts about her role in hanging an American ambassador out to die in Benghazi. Mrs. Clinton not only set up...
  • Evidence Now Is Conclusive That Obama And Hillary Should Be Indicted And Put On Trial For TREASON

    05/22/2015 4:39:10 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 42 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 5/19/2015 | Walid Shoebat
    Judicial Watch announced today that it "obtained more than 100 pages of previously classified "Secret" documents from the Department of Defense (DOD)and the Department of State, revealing that DOD almost immediately reported that the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was committed by the al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood-linked "Brigades of the Captive Omar Abdul Rahman" (BCOAR), and had been planned at least 10 days in advance." Judicial Watch added what has been proven and obvious for years—that "Benghazi attack" was "not about a response to an anti-Muhammad video" or was it "the protests at the U.S. Embassy in...
  • DUTCH SEA LEVEL RISE EXPERT: MIAMI WILL BE "THE NEW ATLANTIS," A CITY IN THE SEA

    05/22/2015 3:49:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | 5/21/15 | Jessica Weis
    ...after Hurricane Sandy bared down on New York, killing over 150 people and wreaking $65 billion in damage, federal leaders cried for help to make the Northeast more flood-proof. Dutch expert Henk Ovink answered..... ... there's good cause to be worried when the Dutch expert says there’s no place in worse shape today than Miami. He’s begun calling the city “the new Atlantis,” after the legendary and beautiful island subcontinent that was submerged by the sea in one night. “If we look around the world and take into account sea level rise and the increase of water related disasters, among...
  • Stop It, Liberals: Bush Didn’t Lie About Iraq Having WMDs

    05/19/2015 6:51:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/19/2015 | Jamie Weinstein
    Liberals, please stop it with the Iraq war lies. There is plenty of criticism that can be leveled against George W. Bush’s decision to invade Iraq in 2003, but he didn’t deliberately mislead the country about Iraq possessing weapons of mass destruction (WMD). With the new cool question for 2016 Republican contenders being “knowing what we know now, would you have invaded Iraq,” the debate about pre-Iraq war intelligence has once again come to the forefront. Predictably, some liberals have used the occasion to again trot out the wholly dishonest spin that the Bush administration concocted evidence and pressured the...
  • Fossil fuels subsidised by $10m every minute, says IMF

    05/18/2015 9:09:02 AM PDT · by kingu · 20 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | Monday 18 May 2015 09.30 EDT | Damian Carrington
    Fossil fuel companies are benefitting from global subsidies of $5.3tn (£3.4tn) a year, equivalent to $10m every minute of every day, according to a startling new estimate by the International Monetary Fund. The IMF calls the revelation “shocking” and says the figure is an “extremely robust” estimate of the true cost of fossil fuels. The $5.3tn subsidy estimated for 2015 is greater than the total health spending of all the world’s governments. The vast sum is largely due to polluters not paying the costs imposed on governments by the burning of coal, oil and gas. These include the harm caused...
  • Bill Nye talks climate change, racial conflict at Rutgers graduation

    Graduation day at Rutgers University is a chance for students to relax after four years of college and celebrate with family and friends before entering the real world. Or, when Bill Nye is the keynote speaker, it's a reminder that the amount of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere is rising and its future may be a "no-way-out overheated globe." Nye, the bow-tied host of "Bill Nye The Science Guy," used his speech at Rutgers' commencement Sunday as a platform to tell students they must find a way to stop climate change.
  • Boston University ‘deeply saddened’ by Saida Grundy’s racially-charged tweets ($$ talks BS walks)

    05/13/2015 6:09:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 13, 2015 | Kellan Howell
    "....In response to media inquiries about Ms. Grundy’s racially-charged sentiments in relation to her new job with the school, BU officials at first defended the professor, saying she was exercising her right to free speech. Then, following a barrage of angry emails from students and threats from alumni vowing to yank their donations, the school issued a new statement. “The University does not condone racism or bigotry in any form and we are deeply saddened when anyone makes such offensive comments,” BU spokesman Colin Riley told Fox News......
  • Justice Dept. official to U.N. council: U.S. must 'do better' on policing

    05/12/2015 9:13:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 5/11/2015 | Kelley Cohen
    The United States admitted that more needs to be done to uphold its civil rights laws........."The tragic deaths of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Michael Brown in Missouri, Eric Garner in New York, Tamir Rice in Ohio and Walter Scott in South Carolina have ... challenged us to do better and to work harder for progress," he said. The U.S. is currently undergoing a Universal Periodic Review of its rights record, something all 193 U.N. countries must undergo every four years
  • Did...AP botch headline...‘Governor Scott Concedes That Earlier Medicaid Support Was A Ruse’?

    05/11/2015 3:50:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    twitchy ^ | 5/8/15
    ....today we have a possible egregious distortion of Florida Governor Rick Scott’s views on Medicaid. Here’s the headline from the AP that looks to be in error: Gov. Scott Concedes That Earlier Medicaid Support Was A Ruse.... ...But is it true? Politico’s Marc Caputo reports: ...I'm a fan of @AP, but I think a line editor screwed this up. Scott never explicitly said his Medicaid support was a "ruse"
  • U.S. Pays $3B for UN--More Than 185 Other Countries Combined

    05/07/2015 7:41:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 5/7/2015 | Patrick Goodenough
    American taxpayers will pony up around $3.024 billion this year towards the United Nations’ regular and peacekeeping budgets, more than what 185 other countries combined are paying, an expert on the international body told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday.
  • Climate Hypocrites and the Media That Love Them

    05/05/2015 7:27:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 5/5/2015 | Mike Ciandella
    Journalists help promote Hollywood celebrities while condemning average Americans for causing climate change. The same media go out of their way to ignore or excuse the hypocrisy of celebrity “environmentalists” who fly their private jets around the world, rent mega-yachts and live in massive mansions. Avatar Director James Cameron warned of a future “world that’s in shambles” because of climate change, and said he believes “in ecoterrorism” yet, he owns an impressive private collection of motorcycles, cars, dirt bikes, a yacht, a helicopter, a Humvee fire truck and a $32-million submarine. ABC and CBS even praised Cameron for his submarine...
  • Bill Clinton’s High Price [defensible greed]

    04/27/2015 3:01:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Slate ^ | April 24, 2015 | Jamelle Bouie
    "In a Hillary Clinton campaign—not to mention a Hillary Clinton administration—her husband is a tremendous asset, someone who could help make the difference in a close election, or give valuable advice to a first-term president.....But there’s a cost to flying with Bill Clinton; you also have to carry his baggage........It was his fame,reputation,and powers of persuasion that drove the effort,which has raised and spent hundreds of millions of dollars on charitable activities around the world....but while Clinton and his foundation have done tremendous good, they have also had a questionable relationship with donors and contributors.........(NYT) published its first take on...
  • CNN/ORC Poll: Economic optimism hits new peak under Obama

    04/21/2015 6:56:08 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/21/15 | Jennifer Agiesta
    ..... Obama's approval rating is shifting back toward positive territory, as the public's take on the economy hits a new high mark for Obama's tenure, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. For the first time since May of 2013, more Americans polled say they have a positive impression of how Obama is handling the presidency than a negative one: 48% approve of the way Obama is handling his job, while 47% disapprove.
  • UN Chief Wants Action on $100 Billion Climate Fund

    04/20/2015 7:24:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 4/20/2015 | Patrick Goodenough
    More than five years after President Obama and other leaders agreed on a 2020 goal of raising $100 billion each year from public and private sources to help developing countries deal with climate change, the United Nations wants to see action. Ahead of Earth Day on Wednesday, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is pointing to a meeting next month in New York where he says he will be looking for clear indications from governments and investors as to how the ambitious goal will be reached.
  • Corporations That Sponsor Sharpton’s National Action Network Convention

    04/19/2015 11:19:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 4/17/2015 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Despite questions of the Rev’s financial irregularities and allegations of shakedowns, they support him. Several big corporations sponsored the annual convention last week for National Action Network, Al Sharpton’s in-the-red nonprofit, according to a list obtained by National Review.