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  • Some Scientists Think SARS May Have Come from Outer Space

    05/22/2003 5:47:54 PM PDT · by TaxRelief · 207 replies · 880+ views
    LONDON (Reuters) ^ | May 22, 2003 | Patricia Reaney
    LONDON (Reuters) - Could SARS have come from outer space? Some scientists think so. Instead of jumping from an unknown animal host in southern China, a few researchers in Britain believe the virus that has baffled medical experts descended from the stratosphere. "I think it is a possibility that SARS came from space. It is a very strong possibility," Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe told Reuters. The director of the Cardiff Center for Astrobiology in Wales and a proponent of the theory that life on Earth originated from space, admits the theory defies conventional wisdom. But in a letter published in The...
  • Trust in Medical Scientists Has Grown in U.S., but Mainly Among Democrats

    05/26/2020 9:01:22 AM PDT · by DoodleBob · 9 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | May 21, 2020 | Cary Funk, Brian Kennedy and Courtney Johnson
    Americans’ confidence in medical scientists has grown since the coronavirus outbreak first began to upend life in the United States, as have perceptions that medical doctors hold very high ethical standards. And in their own estimation, most U.S. adults think the outbreak raises the importance of scientific developments. ... But there are growing partisan divisions over the risk the novel coronavirus poses to public health, as well as public confidence in the scientific and medical community and the role such experts are playing in public policy. ... The rise in public confidence for scientific groups is in stark contrast with...
  • Is there enough wood in the world to feed sustainability? [AGW propaganda]

    05/02/2020 11:25:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 05.01.2020 | Richard Orange
    Wood is the resource the world is relying on for its low carbon future. It’s touted as a replacement for concrete and steel, fossil fuels, power and plastics. But is there enough of it to go around? […] According to the latest figures from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), global forest production hit record levels in 2018. Up 11% on the year before. “We see an increasing demand for almost all of our products,” says Göran Örlander, strategist at Södra, Sweden’s largest association of forest owners. “The most obvious demand is for biofuels at the moment. Everybody wants...
  • Student Who Grew Her Own Canoe Out of Mushroom Thinks Fungus is Our Best Ally in Climate Change

    04/28/2020 8:21:21 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 60 replies
    Good News Network ^ | 25 April 2020 | Andy Corbley
    “Mushrooms are here to help us—they’re a gift,” Ayers told NBC. “There’s so much we can do with them beyond just food; it’s so limitless. They’re our biggest ally for helping the environment.” The canoe is made of mycelium—the dense, fibrous, underground material that links together the various fruiting parts (the toadstools we see on the ground or our dinner plates).
  • Large-Vessel Stroke as a Presenting Feature of Covid-19 in the Young

    04/28/2020 5:11:54 PM PDT · by palmer · 59 replies
    New England Journal of Medicine ^ | April 28, 2020 | 16 Medical Doctors
    We report five cases of large-vessel stroke in patients younger than 50 years of age who presented to our health system in New York City. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection was diagnosed in all five patients. Clinical Characteristics of Five Young Patients Presenting with Large-Vessel Stroke. Cough, headache, and chills lasting 1 week developed in a previously healthy 33-year-old woman (Patient 1) (Table 1). She then had progressive dysarthria with both numbness and weakness in the left arm and left leg over a period of 28 hours....

    04/26/2020 6:53:55 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    Powerline ^ | April 26,2020 | John Hinderaker
    Moore comes at the issue from a far-left perspective: Michael Moore presents Planet of the Humans, a documentary that dares to say what no one else will this Earth Day — that we are losing the battle to stop climate change on planet earth because we are following leaders who have taken us down the wrong road — selling out the green movement to wealthy interests and corporate America. This film is the wake-up call to the reality we are afraid to face: that in the midst of a human-caused extinction event, the environmental movement’s answer is to push for...
  • Neandertals had older mothers and younger fathers

    04/25/2020 9:03:34 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 52 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | April 23, 2020 | Max Planck Society
    When the ancestors of modern humans left Africa 50,000 years ago they met the Neandertals. In this encounter, the Neandertal population contributed around two percent of the genome to present day non-African populations. A collaboration of scientists from Aarhus University in Denmark, deCODE Genetics in Iceland, and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, have conducted the most comprehensive study to date using data obtained from 27,566 Icelanders, to figure out which parts of our genomes contain Neandertal DNA and what role it plays in modern humans. Every person of non-African decent shares around two percent of...
  • US Clean Energy Sector May Lose 500,000 Jobs By June Without Federal Aid (only 10.75 years left)

    04/20/2020 6:47:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    IB Times ^ | 4/20/20 | Palash Ghosh
    The coronavirus crisis is cutting a savage swath through the U.S. clean energy industry – some 106,000 jobs in the sector vanished in the month of March alone as demand evaporated amid nationwide stay-at-home orders Moreover, that one-month job loss was greater than what the industry gained in jobs in all of 2019. By June of this year, the clean energy sector may lose up to 500,000 jobs – or 15% of the country’s entire clean energy workforce -- according to a study by clean energy advocacy group E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs), in cooperation with the American Council on Renewable Energy,...
  • NIH failed to test coronavirus drugs, studied drunk monkeys, soap operas, and tailgating instead

    03/27/2020 8:14:09 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    Just the News ^ | March 26, 2020 | John Solomon
    Expert warned agency as much as 87.5 percent of biomedical research was wasteful. On a steamy summer day inside the lecture auditorium of the storied National Institutes of Health headquarters, Dr. Michael Bracken delivered a stark message to an audience that dedicated its life, and owed its living, to medical research. As much as 87.5% of biomedical research is wasted or inefficient, the respected Yale University epidemiologist declared in a sobering assessment for a federal research agency that spends about $40 billion a year on medical studies. He backed his staggering statistic with these additional stats: 50 out of every...
  • Climate Alarmist Naomi Klein Uses Pandemic to Whine Over ‘Coronavirus Capitalism’

    03/19/2020 3:51:51 PM PDT · by JV3MRC · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 3/19/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    Environmentalism seems to have entered into an extremely weird phase. A great example is lefty climate alarmist Naomi Klein trying to use the coronavirus pandemic to stoke fear and anger over capitalism in an eight minute and forty-eight second video. She slammed “coronavirus capitalism” and whined that the climate is more important than economic stability during the coronavirus pandemic: “China, for its part, is indicating that it will relax environmental standards to stimulate its economy, which would wipe out the one major benefit the crisis has produced so far: a marked drop in that country’s lethal air pollution,” [emphasis added]....
  • The 'climate doomers' preparing for society to fall apart

    03/17/2020 2:49:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    BBC News ^ | March 16, 2020 | By Jack Hunter
    As the last light of the late-winter sunset illuminates her suburban back garden, Rachel Ingrams is looking at the sky and pondering how long we have left. Her hands shielded from the gusts of February air by a well-worn pair of gardening gloves, Rachel carefully places tree spinach and scarlet pimpernel seeds into brown plastic pots. Over the past year, Rachel, 45, has invested in a greenhouse and four bright blue water butts, and started building a raised vegetable patch out of planks of wood. It's all part of an effort to rewild her garden and become as close to...
  • Coronavirus could weaken climate change action and hit clean energy investment, researchers warn (only 10.87 years left)

    03/13/2020 6:53:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    CNBC ^ | 3/13/20 | Emma Newburger
    The coronavirus pandemic has stoked concerns of a global economic recession as it spreads across the world, igniting one of the sharpest oil price plummets in the last 30 years and causing the biggest stock plunge on Wall Street since the stock market crash in 1987. While the crisis has led to a temporary decline in global carbon dioxide emissions, experts are warning it poses a serious threat to long-term climate change action by compromising global investments in clean energy and weakening industry environmental goals to reduce emissions. The International Energy Agency, or IEA, has warned the virus outbreak will...
  • Flashback/Vanity: UK Professor: Only Way to Save Planet Is to ‘Let Humans Become Extinct’

    03/11/2020 10:04:43 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 35 replies
    Giving birth to a child is “the worst thing you can do” to the climate, says philosophy professor Patricia MacCormack of Anglia Ruskin University. The professor, author of The Ahuman Manifesto: Activism for the End of the Anthropocene who describes herself as an “old school goth,” says that the only way to save the planet is to stop having children and allow humans to become extinct. According to the official description of the book, MacCormack “actively embraces issues like human extinction, vegan abolition, atheist occultism, death studies, a refusal of identity politics, deep ecology, and the apocalypse as an optimistic...
  • Brave African Squirrel Mom Faces Off With Cobra to Protect Babies

    03/10/2020 5:20:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Science Times ^ | Mar 09, 2020
    When the young are involved, whether it is humans or animals mothers usually let out the crazy side of themselves and do everything to protect their babies. The urge to save them is greater than the urge to save their own lives. Research has established a reason behind this act lies in the love hormone, Oxytocin during an experiment with rats. This hormone drives a mother to protect her young ones. It also plays a role in social interaction and breastfeeding. The results gave evidence that when mothers are protecting their young, it is oxytocin that triggered this defense mechanism....
  • Study Confirms Climate Models are Getting Future Warming Projections Right

    03/09/2020 6:36:23 AM PDT · by ConservativeDude · 42 replies ^ | alan buis
    An animation of a GISS (Goddard Institute for Space Studies) climate model simulation made for the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report, showing five-year averaged surface air temperature anomalies in degrees Celsius from 1880 to 2100....
  • U.K.: Greta Thunberg’s Climate Strike Shuts Down Bristol’s City Centre

    03/01/2020 6:40:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/01/2020 | Karen Townsend
    The City of London space wasn’t big enough so teen climate change alarmist Greta Thunberg changed cities. The Bristol Youth Strike 4 Climate event was held Friday and the entire Bristol city centre was shut down to accommodate the rally. As happens with large crowds, the total number of participants varies. Police and security people say that about 15,000 attended while Ms. Thunberg says the number was more like 30,000.It’s week 80 of Thunberg’s Fridays for Future marches. Wednesday Avon and Somerset Police warned that the crowd was expected to be large since it was promoted on social media...
  • Tonight’s Democratic Debate In South Carolina Could Finally See Tough Talk On Climate (ZERO questions asked, bartender pissed)

    02/26/2020 5:11:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2/25/20 | Eric Mack
    Charleston, South Carolina got a glimpse of its potential future in September when Hurricane Dorian grazed the South Carolina coast, bringing the three-headed monster of heavy rain, storm surge and extreme high tides with it. Tuesday night, seven Democratic candidates for President will take the stage in Charleston and try to make their cases for how they’ll stem the intensification of climate change, which is fueling that future marked by increased risk of powerful storms and chronic flooding across the Southeast. It’s been less than a week since the last Democratic debate in Nevada, where six candidates - former New...
  • Sanders releases list of how to pay for his proposals

    02/25/2020 4:18:08 AM PST · by karpov · 89 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 24, 2020 | Justine Coleman
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Monday night released a list of how he plans to pay for his proposals. The presidential candidate announced during a CNN town hall Monday night that he planned to distinguish himself from President Trump and the promises the Trump campaign made in 2016 by posting to his website a detailed proposal on how to raise money for his plans. The list published Monday details how the senator plans to pay for his big ticket promises like Medicare for All and the Green New Deal, in addition to smaller plans like Housing for All. Sanders said...
  • JPMorgan Chase to stop loans for fossil fuel drilling in the Arctic

    02/24/2020 6:44:59 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02 24 2020 | John Bowden
    JPMorgan Chase announced Monday that it is planning to end loans to companies pursuing fossil fuel drilling in the Arctic Circle, according to reports. The Washington Post reported that the bank said that it will soon complete a 2017 commitment to help fund $200 billion in projects to help meet the U.N.'s sustainable development goals, as well as $50 billion for "green initiatives." The bank also plans to phase out all existing and future loans to the coal industry by 2024, and end the financing of oil and gas extraction projects in the Arctic, a region vulnerable to the effects...
  • Malena Ernman on daughter Greta Thunberg: ‘She was slowly disappearing into some kind of darkness’

    02/23/2020 7:58:42 PM PST · by tired&retired · 110 replies
    Guardian ^ | February 23, 2020 | Malena Ernman (Greta's Mother)
    A new book by Greta Thunberg’s mother reveals the reality of family life during her daughter’s transformation from bullied teenager to climate icon One evening in the autumn of 2014, Svante and I sat slumped on our bathroom floor in Stockholm. It was late, the children were asleep. Everything was starting to fall apart around us. Greta was 11, had just started fifth grade, and was not doing well. She cried at night when she should be sleeping. She cried on her way to school. She cried in her classes and during her breaks, and the teachers called home almost...