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  • Newt Gingrich's Plan to Stave Off the Apocalypse

    03/28/2014 11:49:45 AM PDT · by Svartalfiar · 107 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 28, 2014 | Alex Brown
    Within a year, nine out of 10 Americans could be dead. And whatever causes the national apocalypse—be it North Korean malice or the whims of the sun—the downfall will ultimately be our own fault. That's the fear of Newt Gingrich and other members of a high-profile coalition who are convinced that our fragile electrical grid could be wiped out at any moment. Their concern? Electromagnetic pulses, the short bursts of energy—caused by anything from a nuclear blast to a solar flare—that can wreak havoc on electrical systems on a massive scale. And the coalition believes it's coming soon.
  • Spring Is Here.So What Is The "Global Warming Forecast"Regarding Tornadoes&Hurricanes?

    03/21/2014 5:51:07 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 18 replies
    If there was ever a time to question Al Gore regarding how Global Warming will affect the USA this year,anytime before April please!Can you imagine if a cable news anchor asked Al Gore how many Tornadoes and Hurricanes we will likely see this spring and summer?Now this is a complicated "Gotcha Question".Would Al Gore say that because of Global Warming we can expect dozens of F-4/F-5 tornadoes and at least 7 Category 4/5 Hurricanes this year?Or will Al Gore claim that because of Global Warming we will only see two to four F-5 Tornadoes and only one major Hurricane slamming...
  • Is misinformation about the climate criminally negligent?

    03/18/2014 5:50:07 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 25 replies
    The Conversation ^ | 13 Mar 14 | Lawrence Torcello
    The importance of clearly communicating science to the public should not be underestimated. Accurately understanding our natural environment and sharing that information can be a matter of life or death. When it comes to global warming, much of the public remains in denial about a set of facts that the majority of scientists clearly agree on. With such high stakes, an organised campaign funding misinformation ought to be considered criminally negligent. The earthquake that rocked L'Aquila Italy in 2009 provides an interesting case study of botched communication. This natural disaster left more than 300 people dead and nearly 66,000 people...
  • Ice Breaking on Great Lakes Could Take Months

    03/12/2014 9:27:57 AM PDT · by crz · 46 replies
    WBAY ^ | Updated: Mar 10, 2014 4:45 PM CDT | By Jeff Alexander
    <p>Ice breakers fear breakdown as a result of heavy ice.</p>
  • 3 Incredible Photos Illustrate Just How Cold It Is at Lake Superior(Ice Greatest in 35 Years)

    03/08/2014 2:09:19 PM PST · by lbryce · 56 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 8, 2014 | Oiver Darcy
    Several stunning images captured by a Minnesota photographer illustrate just how cold it is at Lake Superior. The pictures taken by Andrew Krueger showed large sheets of ice piled up along the shore as temperatures remained below freezing this week. Scientists from the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory said ice coverage was at its highest percentage in 35 years, according to USA Today. “Persistent cold temperatures in the Midwest this winter have almost completely frozen over many of the Great Lakes,” the lab reportedly said in a press release.
  • Chipotle says it could remove guacamole from its menu due to climate change

    03/04/2014 7:31:34 PM PST · by barmag25 · 72 replies
    Wcpo ^ | 3/4/14 | Wcpo staff
    CINCINNATI -- Fans of Chipotle may soon have to say goodbye to their beloved guacamole, the company said in its latest annual report. The Mexican fast food chain announced in recent Securities and Exchange Commission filings it could temporarily suspend sales of guacamole and some salsas due to an increase in food costs. Those increases are being caused by global warming, the Denver-based chain said.
  • Report: DC’s green-approved buildings using more energy

    03/04/2014 12:18:49 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    daily caller ^ | 3-4-14 | Sarah Hurtubise
    Washington, D.C. may have the highest number of certified green buildings in the country, but research by Environmental Policy Alliance suggests it might not be doing much good.The free-market group analyzed the first round of energy usage data released by city officials Friday and found that large, privately-owned buildings that received the green energy certification Leadership in Energy Design (LEED) actually use more energy than buildings that didn’t receive this green stamp of approval.LEED is the brainchild of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a private environmental group.
  • Climate Change Will Cause Rape and Murder and Assault and Robbery and Larceny and Make People...

    02/27/2014 7:10:06 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 52 replies
    February 27, 2014 10:04 AM Climate Change Will Cause Rape and Murder and Assault and Robbery and Larceny and Make People Steal Your Car By Charles C. W. Cooke This, from Mother Jones, is what people who are losing the argument look like: Study: Global Warming Will Cause 180,000 More Rapes by 2099 Global warming isn’t just going to melt the Arctic and flood our cities—it’s also going to make Americans more likely to kill each other. That’s the conclusion of a controversial new study that uses historic crime and temperature data to show that hotter weather leads to more...
  • Al Gore brings climate change message to Kansas City

    02/22/2014 8:39:16 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 23 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | February 22, 2014 | BRIAN BURNES
    Al Gore has been known for his climate change warnings since the 2006 film “An Inconvenient Truth.” Former vice president Al Gore spoke about climate change Saturday during the Folk Alliance International conference at the Westin Crown Center hotel. But the former vice president, speaking Saturday in Kansas City, cited many more recent examples how heavy use of fossil fuels is contributing to extreme weather events and trends, in his view.
  • Kerry: Climate Change Deniers Believe ‘Earth is Flat’

    02/16/2014 12:51:04 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 90 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/16/14 | Aurelius
    John Kerry slammed “extreme” climate change “deniers” in Indonesia Sunday, calling them members of the “Flat Earth Society.” Mr. Kerry, speaking in Jakarta, demonized those who do not believe in climate change, claiming they were “hijacking the climate conversation” and were being paid by “big companies.” “We should not allow a tiny minority of shoddy scientists and science and extreme ideologues to compete with scientific facts,” he warned. “Nor should we allow any room for those who think that the costs associated with doing the right thing outweigh the benefits.” Mr. Kerry then exclaimed, “The science is unequivocal, and those...
  • Kerry Warns About Global Climate Change

    02/16/2014 7:25:36 AM PST · by Innovative · 40 replies
    Voice of America ^ | FEb 16, 2014 | VOA
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has told an audience in Jakarta, Indonesia, that climate change is a threat to the entire world. "When I think about the array of global climate, of the global threats, think about this: terrorism, epidemics, poverty, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. All challenges that know no borders. The reality is that climate change ranks right up there with every single one of them." Kerry said the science of climate change is compelling the world to act and that the science is absolutely certain.
  • Bone Chilling: 'Catastrophic' Winter Blast Wipes Out Power in South

    02/12/2014 6:20:19 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 79 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 12, 2014 | BY ALASTAIR JAMIESON AND DANIEL ARKIN
    An army of emergency crews were gearing up for battle Wednesday with a vicious — and rare — ice storm in Georgia that had already cut off power for thousands of customers and left the streets of Atlanta looking like a sci-fi wasteland. More than 70,000 customers in Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and the Carolinas were without power early Wednesday. But Georgia was bearing the brunt of the wicked weather, with nearly 40,000 customers in the dark Wednesday, while emergency planners urged drivers across the state to stay off “deceptively dangerous” roads.
  • Al Gore Has A Fever: and a Hangover!

    02/09/2014 10:48:06 AM PST · by xuberalles · 36 replies
    Self | 2/9/14 | Self
    The United States set over 4,000 record low temperatures during the past year, while the artic ice cap has grown by 30% and is now larger than it was in 1990. Ironically, while accepting his Nobel "Pina Colada" Prize in 2007, Al Gore claimed the North Pole would be "ice free" by 2013. Amazingly, he was only off by 920,000 square miles! Apparently Santa Claus burned the memo and bought another diesel Zamboni. Not only does Al suck at climatology, he really sucks at data sets; aka, empirical prognostications. Science fiction theater is a major, no? That's right, kiddies, Global...
  • Great Lakes ice cover spreading rapidly; see which lake set a new record

    02/07/2014 5:13:08 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 38 replies ^ | February 07, 2014 at 7:08 PM | Mark Torregrossa | For
    Ice continued to build this past week on the Great Lakes due to the cold air and temperatures staying below freezing, and Lake Superior's new record shows it.
  • Lake Superior nearing rare ice-over

    02/07/2014 5:01:55 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 44 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 2-7-14 | John Myers
    DULUTH, Minn. -- A frigid winter is pushing Lake Superior toward a complete ice-over for the first time since 1996, though there's still a ways to go before you can skate from Duluth to the Soo Locks. Lake Superior had at least some ice across an estimated 91 percent of its surface as of Thursday, according to the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory. That compares with the 40-year average annual Lake Superior ice coverage for February of just 30 percent. George Leshkevich has been tracking Great Lakes ice for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory...
  • 'Climate change is a fact,' Obama declares

    01/30/2014 2:20:50 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 72 replies
    anuary 28, 2014, 09:42 pm 'Climate change is a fact,' Obama declares By Laura Barron-Lopez President Obama said the debate over climate change is settled during his State of the Union speech on Tuesday evening. "The shift to a cleaner energy economy won’t happen overnight, and it will require tough choices along the way," Obama said. "But the debate is settled. Climate change is a fact." "And when our children’s children look us in the eye and ask if we did all we could to leave them a safer, more stable world, with new sources of energy, I want us...
  • Al Gore once again suggests ‘fertility management’ to fight global warming

    01/28/2014 4:53:44 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 27, 2014 | Michael Bastasch
    Former Vice President Al Gore raised eyebrows last week when he suggested that “fertility management” was the key to fighting global warming and promoting economic development in poor countries. Gore’s comments drew criticism from free-marketeers who said his remarks amount to “eco-imperialism.” “Gore’s agenda for saving the world from global warming has always included population control,” Myron Ebell, director of global warming and international environmental policy at the free-market Competitive Enterprise Institute, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “Advocating population control specifically for Africa is just another form of imperialism. Gore’s eco-imperialism is uncomfortably close to the original racist goals...
  • Polar Vortex 2.0 Arrives.So What Will The Explanation Be This Time?,Product Of Global Warming?

    01/21/2014 3:21:13 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 21 replies
    During the first week of January,we were all laughing and ridiculing "The Usual Global Warming Suspects".And yet since the first Polar Vortex,G.W. Supporters never gave up explaining on various news programs that the first record cold wave was caused by Global Warming.Now,as we all know by now,"Polar Vortex 2.0" is forecast to actually be either colder,and/or longer than the first one from week of Jan.3.So does anyone expect to hear from Al Roker,Al Gore or even "The Weather Channel"?,Maybe at least once this winter someone will declare that G.W. is a hoax? And why wont anyone on the Weather Channel...
  • Here comes polar vortex TWO

    01/13/2014 8:43:11 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 76 replies ^ | 13JAN2014 | Robert Felix
    “This is way overdone,” says meteorologist Joe Bastardi. “The one coming around Jan 25-31 will be much stronger.” Another Arctic blast to hit US next week, shouts the Daily Mail. A new cold-front is expected to hit the East Coast on Thursday. The upcoming front of icy temperatures is expected to bring arctic air to southern Canada and then move into the northern plains of the U.S. before moving to the Midwest and East Coast – each of which is still recovering from last week’s frigid temperatures. Forecasters expect the first stage of the new arctic blast to hit the...
  • The Wonder Of Al Gore.Not One Peep Throughout This Record Freezing Fall And Winter.

    01/13/2014 4:53:31 AM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 8 replies
    We went through this last winter as well.Record cold weather,especially after January 2013,and again this January.Never a shortage of "New Global Warming Jokes".And now we have global warming scientists stuck in the Antarctica along with the Polar Vortex that has the United States resembling the north pole.Well? Why Hasn't The Leader Of Global Warming Held A Summit? Or at least made an appearance on any cable news outlet to explain another record cold winter? This is almost as bad as Obama going on a five million dollar vacation while complaining about "Income Inequality".
  • More Hot Air On Cold Snaps And Warming Ice: America To The Rescue!

    01/05/2014 10:53:06 AM PST · by absentee · 23 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/4/2014` | Caleb howe
    All right stop, collaborate and listen: the universe has chosen in recent weeks to teach everyone a little lesson about the pranks that fate likes to play on we humans. A group of scientists sallied forth into the hinterlands to research climate change, more commonly referred to as global warming, by recreating a 1912 expedition and then comparing findings. The better to show how the ice is melting. But a funny thing happened on the way to the forum: the "missing ice" investigators found ice. Or more accurately, found themselves in ice. Or more humorously, they were hoisted by...
  • US Coast Guard Ice breaker asked to assist Antarctic rescue

    01/04/2014 2:33:13 PM PST · by Third Person · 88 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | January 4th, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    The Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC Australia) has requested the US Coast Guard’s Polar Star icebreaker to assist the vessels MV Akademik Shokalskiy and Xue Long which are beset by ice in Commonwealth Bay. The US Coast Guard has accepted this request and will make Polar Star available to assist. The intended mission of the Polar Star is to clear a navigable shipping channel in McMurdo Sound to the National Science Foundation’s Scientific Research Station. Resupply ships use the channel to bring food, fuel and other goods to the station. The Polar Star will go on to...
  • New Plan for Icebreaker Rescue Ship That Failed to Bust Through Frozen Sea (Rescue Delayed)

    01/01/2014 7:47:57 PM PST · by fso301 · 80 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Jan. 1, 2014 9:48pm | Dave Urbanski
    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The latest attempt to rescue passengers on board a research ship that has been trapped in Antarctic ice for more than a week was delayed again Thursday after sea ice prevented a barge from reaching one of the rescue vessels. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s Rescue Coordination Centre, which is handling the operation, said earlier on Thursday that weather conditions had improved and rescue flights were expected to commence. A helicopter was expected to airlift passengers to a Chinese icebreaker, the Snow Dragon, and a barge would then ferry them to a nearby Australian vessel. But...
  • Chinese helicopter to airlift passengers on stranded Russian ship in Antarctica

    01/01/2014 6:47:23 AM PST · by fso301 · 49 replies
    Xinhuanet ^ | 2014-01-01 18:51:57 | Editor: An
    ABOARD XUELONG, Jan. 1 (Xinhua) -- Chinese helicopter Xueying (Snow Eagle) on board the icebreaker Xuelong has been prepared for the airlift of trapped passengers on a Russian vessel stuck in sea ice off Antarctica, Xueying captain Jia Shuliang told Xinhua on Wednesday. "The crew members have been readied to transport the 52 scientists and tourists aboard MV Akademik Shokalskiy with their luggage to Xuelong in groups of 12," Jia said. According to the rescue plan, six crew members will be split into three two-person teams, respectively responsible for flying the helicopter and guaranteeing the ground service on board Xuelong...
  • New year on board the Akademik Shokalskiy - video

    12/31/2013 4:28:44 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 18 replies
    Guardian ^ | Dec 31, 2014 | Laurence Topham
    Here is a video (at the link) of the climate scientists throwing a New Year's party while other risk their ships to drag them to safety.
  • Helicopter rescue plan for passengers stuck onboard the Akademik Shokalskiy

    12/30/2013 7:29:39 PM PST · by fso301 · 112 replies
    The Mercury (AU) ^ | December 31, 2013 1:38PM | DAVID KILLICK
    An 18-person crew will be left aboard the Akademik Shokalskiy for weeks -- or even months -- while tourists and scientists are evacuated. The Australian icebreaker Aurora Australis today failed in its second attempt to free the Russian-registered ship -- which has been stuck since Christmas Day with 76 people aboard. "The Australian Maritime Safety Authority's Rescue Co-ordination Centre was advised this morning by the Aurora Australis that the ship will not be able to reach the MV Akademik Shokalskiy," AMSA said in a statement. "The Aurora Australis advised RCC Australia it would be at risk of becoming beset by...
  • Australian Icebreaker Rescue Attempts Halted by Weather

    12/30/2013 5:34:33 AM PST · by fso301 · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | 12/30/2013 | Gio Benitez
    We have new detail overnight about the australian ice-breaker trying to make its way to free a ship trapped in the ant ararctic for a week now. Gio benitez is here with the latest. Reporter: Good morning to you, amy. That ship trapped in ice since christmas morning. Hours ago, we learned that that ice breaker has failed to rescue the passengers. At least for now. This morning, 74 passengers on board the stranded ship have no idea if an ice breaker sent to free it will ever get there. The powerful aurora australis had high hopes of getting to...
  • Antarctic passengers ponder logistics of air rescue as second icebreaker closes in

    12/29/2013 1:31:07 PM PST · by fso301 · 54 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12/29/2013 | Alok Jha
    In balmy 2C weather the ice has softened in places, posing a hazard for wanderers, but the Akademik Shokalskiy is still stuck Sunday began as the days now always begin on the MV Akademik Shokalskiy, with a briefing for the passengers on the status of the rescue effort. The crew and expedition leaders had been poring over weather and ice forecasts and speaking with maritime rescue agencies and other ships' captains since the early morning. At 10am they decided it was time to warn the rest of the passengers to steel themselves for the extreme-case scenario if the icebreakers could...
  • So close, yet so far: Rescue boat waits for better weather 28 miles out.

    12/29/2013 11:43:53 AM PST · by fso301 · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/29/2013, 2:13pm EST | Holly Yan
    (CNN) -- After nearly a week trapped by deep Antarctic ice, the 74 passengers aboard an expedition vessel could soon be freed. An Australian icebreaker ship Aurora Australis is 28 nautical miles away from the Russian-flagged Akademik Shokalskiy and is waiting for snow showers to pass, according to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. The Aurora Australis needs better visibility before trying to break through the ice and reach the stranded vessel. This attempt follows the Chinese icebreaker Xue Long, or Snow Dragon, which was just six nautical miles away from the trapped vessel when it couldn't get any closer due...
  • 'Big cracks' appearing in ice around ship stranded in Antarctica

    12/29/2013 10:33:16 AM PST · by fso301 · 56 replies
    ABC News Australia ^ | 12/29/2013 | Staff Writers
    Reports from on board a Russian-flagged ship that has been stranded in Antarctica since Christmas Eve have suggested the ice is cracking around them. The Akademik Shokalskiy had been retracing Sir Douglas Mawson's Antarctic expedition and conducting scientific research when sea ice closed in about 1,500 nautical miles south of Hobart. The ship has 74 people on board, including scientists, crew members and paying passengers.A Chinese icebreaker attempted to reach the icebound ship on Friday but failed.Click link to read entire article.
  • Climate change (hoax) debate ready to heat up

    12/29/2013 4:50:45 AM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/28/13 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Policies surrounding climate change are poised to heat up in 2014 as major aspects of President Obama's climate plan come to fruition. The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce historic final standards aimed at curbing carbon emissions from the nation's power plants in June, but not before lawmakers and industry groups give their two cents on the issue. Next year, Republicans are expected to continue the crusade against the administration's climate regulations, which they have dubbed the "war on coal." Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), who sits on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), and Rep. Lamar Smith...
  • Will Earth Be Unlivable by 2050? New Study Reveals Global Warming Increasing at Alarming Rate...

    12/27/2013 6:13:34 PM PST · by Libloather · 102 replies
    Woman Citizen ^ | 12/27/13
    Earth may be unlivable by 2050 or 2100 because of the rapid increase in global warming and climate change. According to, an article by Dahr Jamail makes it clear that climate change is accelerating so much that eartch will probably be unlivable by 2100, if not 2050. "The global warming that was previously predicted to occur within 2,000 years, is now predicted to occur within the lifetimes of some people who are alive even today," the website said. It continued:
  • Climate change warning: Killer winter storms for next THIRTY years

    12/08/2013 6:11:53 AM PST · by IbJensen · 109 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 12/8/2013 | Matthew Young
    KILLER freezes, floods and heatwaves will devastate Britain during the next 30 years, climate ­experts have warned. Many people could die as extreme weather becomes common. There will be more freak winds like the October storm, which killed four people. Heatwaves will be lethal and the sea level will rise, leaving coastal towns at risk of being swamped by storm surges. Sir Brian Heap, president of the European Academies Science Advisory Council, said he felt “obliged” to issue the warning after a new study by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. It comes on the back of Typhoon Haiyan in...
  • So Is Al Gore"Dreamin' Of A White Thanksgiving"?,Here Comes The 2013 Global Warming Oops!

    11/23/2013 3:04:34 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 20 replies
    If there is ever a time for hearing from our "Global Warming Activists/Experts", this is it.We all know of the upcoming forecast for the southwest and east. Snow during Thanksgiving week?,Some areas may even get two feet? What are they going to do in New York next Thursday? Can you imagine a snow filled street during the parade? So where is Al Gore going to be next week? In Palm Beach?,Longboat Key?,Marco Island,along with the "One Percent" he hangs out with while most of America can barely pay their "November Heat Bills" !!
  • Whistler ski resort to open 13 days early

    11/16/2013 9:47:21 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 18 replies
    The UK Telegraph ^ | November16,2013 | By Tom Metcalf
    The Canadian resort of Whistler will fire up five lifts this weekend thanks to cold weather, snowmaking and heavy snowfall One half of North America’s largest ski area will open this weekend, thirteen days ahead of schedule. Whistler Mountain at Whistler Blackcomb will now open on Saturday, thanks to cold temperatures, intensive snowmaking and heavy snowfall. Five lifts will be in operation and guests will have the option of uploading from the Whistler Village or Creekside gondolas, with three lifts running higher up the mountain. Blackcomb Mountain will open as scheduled on 28 November. A statement from Whistler said: "Thanks...
  • (Sex Poodle) Al Gore Explains How He Lowers His Carbon Footprint

    10/27/2013 7:54:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 60 replies
    Ecorazzi ^ | 10/24/13 | Lindsey Little
    **SNIP** “What specific things are you doing in life to lower your personal carbon footprint? And what is the biggest one specific thing I as an individual can do to reduce mine?” Gore responded by saying, “I use only carbon-free electricity. Have 33 solar panels on my roof, seven deep geothermal wells under my driveway, LED lights and highest-grade energy-saving windows, max insulation, hybrid plug-in car, etc. No fountains, btw. What you can do? Make smart choices for low-carbon options in the marketplace, make sure you divest from carbon-intensive stocks; be a smart and active citizen! Let politicians know the...
  • Antarctic Sea Ice Didn’t Get The Memo That It Was Supposed To Melt

    10/20/2013 12:55:53 PM PDT · by Signalman · 15 replies
    WUWT ^ | 10/20/2013 | justthefactswuwt
    By WUWT Regular Just The Facts Per the graph above, Antarctic Sea Ice Extent has remained above the 1981 – 2010 “normal” range for much of the last three months and the current positive Antarctic Sea Ice Extent anomaly appears quite large for a planet supposedly on the verge of Dangerous Warming. Furthermore, in 2013 we had the third most expansive Southern Sea Ice Area measured to date;
  • The age of climate alarmism is coming to an end

    10/20/2013 3:36:12 PM PDT · by neverdem · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 18, 2013 | JIM LAKELY
    Packed with 1,000 pages of peer-reviewed literature -- and then peer-reviewed again by NIPCC's... You can be forgiven for not noticing that the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a summary of its Fifth Assessment Report late last month.The report landed with a thud, criticized and even mocked by many leading climate scientists. The distinguished science journal Nature editorialized that this should be the last report issued by the UN body.This is just the latest signal that the age of climate alarmism is over. Given five tries to convince the world that human activity is causing catastrophic...
  • Increasing Clouds and Thunderstorms For Climate Alarmists

    10/20/2013 8:41:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | October 20, 2013 | Paul Driessen
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Madhav Khandekar. What a month it’s been. Rejecting claims of looming cataclysm, the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change issued Climate Change Reconsidered-II on September 17. This report by 50 experts documents actual planetary temperature, climate and weather in recent decades – and the ways alarmist scientists have manipulated data, graphs, computer models and weather events to make it appear that human influences are much greater than they actually are. On September 20, the US Environmental Protection Agency proposed tough new standards for carbon dioxide emissions (EPA calls it “carbon pollution”) from future...
  • Convicted Killer Marshall Lee Gore Executed at Florida State Prison

    10/01/2013 3:51:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013
    Man convicted of killing two women, attempting to kill a third, executed by lethal injectionA convicted killer who had been on death row for 23 years was executed by lethal injection at Florida State Prison on Tuesday. Marshall Lee Gore, 49, was pronounced dead at 6:12 p.m., authorities said. Gore, a former Miami-Dade escort service owner, was convicted of killing two women in the 1980s and executed for the March 1988 murder of of one of those women, exotic dancer Robyn Novick. The 30-year-old nude body was found dumped in rural Miami-Dade County. Gore was also convicted of killing another...
  • Former Vice President Al Gore Speaks at Brookings Institution

    09/27/2013 11:53:47 AM PDT · by isthisnickcool · 16 replies
    Brookings ^ | 09/27/2013 | C-Span
    Former Vice President Al Gore visits the Brookings Institution for a speech marking the introduction of the Institution's Center for Effective Public Management. The Center for Effective Public Management will focus its research on increasing efficiency in government and working with public and private entities to solve 21st century political challenges, according to the Brookings Institution.
  • Al Gore: ‘There needs to be a political price' for climate 'denial’

    09/23/2013 1:36:24 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 64 replies
    Al Gore: ‘There needs to be a political price' for climate 'denial’ By Ben Geman - 09/23/13 02:20 PM ET Former vice president Al Gore on Monday called for making climate change "denial" a taboo in society. “Within the market system we have to put a price on carbon, and within the political system, we have to put a price on denial,” Gore said at the Social Good Summit New York City. “It is simply not acceptable for major companies to mimic the unethical strategy of the tobacco companies in presenting blatantly false information in order to protect a business...
  • Five Ways to Detect Climate Denying Rubbish

    09/22/2013 12:13:29 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 40 replies ^ | 9/19/2013 | Russell
    Never before have so many been mislead by so much money spent by the so very few. All without the slightest attention to the truth. I’m talking about those who deny proven climate science. Deniers, sometimes aptly called “confusionists,” want to mislead us so our leaders won’t move to battle the scourge of our time. Because if leaders act, profits of the fossil fuel companies and the whole fake universe of climate denial will come crashing down. Climate deniers are gearing up for an event they really fear: the release next week of the fifth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,...
  • Climate Change Question: Can you swim? (hoax deniers on the loose)

    09/22/2013 8:38:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Valley Morning Star ^ | 9/22/13 | TY JOHNSON
    **SNIP** “Every year the models get higher,” said Stefanie Herweck, chair of the RGV Sierra Club, noting that the more climate scientists learn about the impact of fossil fuels on climate, the higher they predict sea level rise will be within the next century. Current estimates predict the sea level of the Gulf of Mexico to increase by three feet by the year 2100, but Herweck said scientists have suggested that is a conservative estimate. Without curtailing fossil fuel use and its impact on climate, the polar ice caps could melt faster, leading to significant sea level rise within the...
  • Climate models wildly overestimated global warming, study finds

    09/12/2013 3:02:18 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 40 replies
    Climate models wildly overestimated global warming, study finds By Maxim Lott Published September 12, 2013 | Can you rely on the weather forecast? Maybe not, at least when it comes to global warming predictions over short time periods. That’s the upshot of a new study in the journal Nature Climate Change that compared 117 climate predictions made in the 1990's to the actual amount of warming. Out of 117 predictions, the study’s author told, three were roughly accurate and 114 overestimated the amount of warming. On average, the predictions forecasted two times more global warming than actually occurred....
  • Record return of Arctic ice cap as it grows by 60% in a year - top scientists warn of global COOLING

    09/07/2013 10:53:16 PM PDT · by Windflier · 37 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 7 September 2013 | David Rose
    A chilly Arctic summer has left nearly a million more square miles of ocean covered with ice than at the same time last year – an increase of 60 per cent. The rebound from 2012’s record low comes six years after the BBC reported that global warming would leave the Arctic ice-free in summer by 2013. Instead, days before the annual autumn re-freeze is due to begin, an unbroken ice sheet more than half the size of Europe already stretches from the Canadian islands to Russia’s northern shores. The Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific has remained blocked...
  • Pacific climate change pact wins US support

    09/08/2013 3:01:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    AFP News ^ | September 8, 2013
    A new Pacific regional pact calling for aggressive action to combat climate change has achieved a "major accomplishment" by gaining US support, officials said Sunday. US Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced during the session a new climate change fund for Pacific islands vulnerable to rising sea levels. "Climate change is the defining challenge of our time," she said in launching the Pacific-American fund. Separately, the US was offering $24 million over five years for projects in "vulnerable coastal communities" in the Pacific, she said.
  • Al Gore likens global warming deniers to slavery, apartheid perpetrators (& alcoholic father)

    08/23/2013 2:47:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 35 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Leslie Larson
    **SNIP** Despite the chatter from the right about concerns over global warming being overblown, Gore expressed optimism about a vibrancy in environmental activism. He especially expressed excitement that deniers are being “hit politically.” “They’re being subjected to ridicule … the ability of the raging deniers to stop progress is waning every single day.”
  • Scientist: Al Gore ‘got it wrong’ (Sex Poodle goofed by adding a 6 to hurricane scale)

    08/22/2013 4:20:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/22/13 | Ben Geman
    A Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) expert says Al Gore goofed during his widely circulated Washington Post interview on global warming. Gore, noting stronger storms fueled by climate change, told the paper “the hurricane scale used to be 1-5 and now they’re adding a 6.” But in fact there’s no new scale, the Union of Concerned Scientists representative said on Thursday. “He deserves great praise for these Nobel-Peace-Prize-winning efforts. But unfortunately he recently got it wrong about the science of climate change,” wrote UCS's Gretchen Goldman in a blog post Thursday about Gore’s remarks. “There are no plans by the...
  • Ten Year Anniversary of the Climate Change Paradigm Shift

    08/21/2013 1:56:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 21, 2013 | Howard Richman & Raymond Richman
    Science advances by paradigm shifts. My one-time co-researcher, Nobel Prize winning economist Herb Simon, once explained it to me. The new paradigm begins with a new overall curve. Further research builds upon that curve by mapping the phenomena responsible for fluctuations from the curve. That's the normal scientific process. But establishing a new big curve requires a paradigm shift. Such a paradigm shift started a decade ago, when Israeli astrophysicist Nir Shaviv and Canadian geologist Jan Veizer published the ground-breaking study that laid out the chief long-term cause of climate change -- cosmic rays. The graph below shows the curve...