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  • EPA: Few Stations Show Increase in Hot Days; only 19% of all weather stations report an increase in the number of hot days since 1948!

    12/03/2023 7:52:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    CO2 Coalition ^ | 12/03/2023 | Gregory Wrightstone
    As reported by EPA, only 19% of all weather stations report an increase in the number of hot days since 1948!Below is an important chart that somehow slipped by EPA’s “consensus” censorship squad. It is a map of all 1,066 weather stations across the United States. The change in the number of hot days for that station are ID’d as increasing (red), stayed the same (blank) or decreasing (blue).A total of 863 stations, or 81%, reported either a decrease or no change in the number of hot days! Any guesses on how long this map will remain up on their...
  • Amazon signs launch contract with SpaceX

    12/03/2023 2:12:12 PM PST · by Ronaldus Magnus III · 13 replies
    Behind the Black ^ | Robert Zimmerman
    Amazon on December 1, 2023 announced it has signed a three-launch contract with SpaceX to place its Kuiper satellites into orbit, supplementing the launch contracts it presently has with ULA, Arianespace, and Blue Origin. From the Amazon press release: ""SpaceX’s Falcon 9 is a reusable, two-stage launch vehicle designed for the reliable and safe transport of people and payloads into Earth orbit and beyond, and it has completed more than 270 successful launches to date. Project Kuiper has contracted three Falcon 9 launches, and these missions are targeted to lift off beginning in mid-2025."" In 2022 Amazon had signed contracts...
  • Hawaii school students sue transport department over pollution crisis and claim 'rising tides are washing up ancestors' BONES' - months after Montana youths won landmark climate change trial (only 7.14 years left)

    12/03/2023 12:36:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/03/23 | Laura Parnaby
    Fourteen Hawaiian school students are suing the transport department for infringing on their right to grow up in a healthy environment by polluting it with greenhouse gases. Ranging in age from 10 to 19, the plaintiffs claim they have been 'seriously injured' due to the government violating constitutional pledges to decarbonize the transport sector by 2045. Their complaint says global warming is threatening age-old agricultural industries in Hawaii, while rising sea levels are projected to wipe out entire communities within the plaintiffs' lifetimes. It also laments the emotional distress suffered by the young Pacific islanders - sparked by 'climate anxiety'...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day - Moon Setting Behind Teide Volcano

    12/03/2023 12:11:53 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 7 replies
    NASA ^ | 3 Dec, 2023 | Video Credit & Copyright: Daniel López (El Cielo de Canarias); Music: Piano della Moon (Dan Silva)
    Explanation: These people are not in danger. What is coming down from the left is just the Moon, far in the distance. Luna appears so large here because she is being photographed through a telescopic lens. What is moving is mostly the Earth, whose spin causes the Moon to slowly disappear behind Mount Teide, a volcano in the Canary Islands off the northwest coast of Africa. The people pictured are 16 kilometers away and many are facing the camera because they are watching the Sun rise behind the photographer. It is not a coincidence that a full moon rises just...
  • Indigenous Mexicans migrated to California 5,200 years ago, likely bringing their languages with them, ancient DNA reveals

    12/03/2023 5:46:10 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 41 replies
    Live Science ^ | November 22, 2023 | Tom Metcalfe
    Hunter-gatherers from Mexico migrated into California more than 5,000 years ago, potentially spreading distinctive languages from the south into the region nearly 1,000 years earlier than previously thought, a new genetic study details.The finding challenges the idea that what are known as the Uto-Aztecan languages — which include the Aztec and Toltec language Nahuatl, as well as Hopi and Shoshoni — were spread northward by prehistoric migrants from Mexico along with maize farming technologies...Nakatsuka and his colleagues studied ancient DNA extracted from the teeth and bones of 79 ancient people found at archaeological sites in central and southern California. These...
  • Hominins Hunted Beavers At Least 400,000 Years Ago, Ancient Bones Reveal

    12/03/2023 5:37:46 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    Science News ^ | November 29, 2023 | Enrico de Lazaro
    Archaeologists from the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, the Leibniz Zentrum für Archäologie and Leiden University say they have found cut marks on the bones of two beaver species from the 400,000-year-old hominin open air site of Bilzingsleben in central Germany. Their results demonstrate a greater diversity of prey choice by Middle Pleistocene hominins than commonly acknowledged, and a much deeper history of broad-spectrum subsistence than commonly assumed, already visible in prey choices 400,000 years ago...They used magnifying glasses and digital microscopes to analyze 2,496 remains (1,963 teeth and 533 cranial and postcranial bones and bone fragments) of two beaver species:...
  • Chiseled obsidian recovered from Neolithic shipwreck near Capri's 'Blue Grotto'

    12/02/2023 4:09:38 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Live Science ^ | November 22, 2023 | Tom Metcalfe
    Divers off the coast of Naples, Italy have recovered a large chunk of chiseled obsidian that likely went down in a Stone Age shipwreck more than 5,000 years ago.Divers from Naples, Italy have recovered a block of obsidian from the remains of what is likely a Neolithic, or New Stone Age shipwreck near the island of Capri.The natural-glass block is about the size of a very large book and weighs almost 17.6 pounds (8 kilograms). There are visible signs of chiseling on its surface, and archaeologists think it was an obsidian "core" that would have been used to make sharp-edged...
  • Archaeologists discover traces of ancient Jalula, the city that witnessed the famous battle of the same name 1386 years ago

    12/02/2023 4:00:35 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    The Iraqi State Board of Antiquities and Heritage (SBAH) has announced the discovery of the boundaries and various structures of the ancient city of Jalula.Professor Ali Obeid Shalgham, Director-General of the Directorate of the Iraqi State Board of Antiquities and Heritage (SBAH), stated that the exploration process lasted several months and was overseen by researcher Ahmed Abdul Jabbar Khamas from the Antiquities and Heritage Inspection of Diyala.Determining the limits of the ancient city of Jalula, which is situated north of the Diyala province and was the site of the well-known battle between Muslims and Sasanian Persians, was the primary objective...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day - Startrails over Beijing Ancient Observatory

    12/02/2023 12:45:25 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    NASA ^ | 2 Dec, 2023 | Image Credit & Copyright: Jeff Dai (TWAN)
    Explanation: You can take a subway ride to visit this observatory in Beijing, China but you won't find any telescopes there. Starting in the 1400s astronomers erected devices at the Beijing Ancient Observatory site to enable them to accurately measure and track the positions of naked-eye stars and planets. Some of the large, ornate astronomical instruments are still standing. You can even see stars from the star observation platform today, but now only the very brightest celestial beacons are visible against the city lights. In this time series of exposures from a camera fixed to a tripod to record graceful...
  • End of the road for EVs? Electric cars encounter nearly 80% more problems than gas alternatives, report shows - but experts suggest they're just teething issues

    12/02/2023 5:10:38 AM PST · by Libloather · 66 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/01/23 | Neirin Gray Desai
    EV owners report far more problems with their cars and trucks than owners of gas-powered vehicles, according to a new survey. Vehicles in the burgeoning electric vehicle segment, from model year 2021 through 2023, encountered 79 percent more problems than those with combustion engines, according to a Consumer Reports survey of more than 330,000 car owners. The research said EV owners most frequently reported troubles with battery and charging systems as well as flaws in body panels and the fit of interior parts. It noted that EV manufacturers are still learning to construct new types of vehicles, and suggested that...
  • Climate Change Is Not Threatening Human Health

    12/02/2023 5:05:22 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2 Dec, 2023 | Linnea Lueken
    The media and their go-to climate pundits reach far and wide to connect whatever tragic event is trending in the news to the modest warming of the past hundred or so years, and they do it no matter how tenuous the connection. It has become all too common in the media, especially every time another United Nations climate conference like COP28 takes place, to blame every problem on climate change. The media and their go-to climate pundits reach far and wide to connect whatever tragic event is trending in the news to the modest warming of the past hundred or...
  • Ont. woman says she still can't use her arm four years after donating blood

    12/02/2023 12:51:47 AM PST · by Jonty30 · 9 replies ^ | November 19, 2020 | Jackie Dunham
    TORONTO -- A young woman in Ontario claims she has been robbed of her independence and of her future since losing mobility in her arm after donating blood. Four years ago, Gabriella Ekman visited a blood drive hosted by Canadian Blood Services so she could donate blood for the first time in her life. “I was freshly 17. I was finally old enough to give blood. I was completely healthy. And that morning that I gave blood, my life changed as I knew it completely,” she told during a telephone interview from her home in Wasaga Beach, Ont. on...
  • New Zealand Government Data Administrator who worked on Covid Vaccine Payment System Exposes Shocking Data on Vaccine-related Deaths

    12/01/2023 6:14:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Aussie 17 ^ | 12/01/2023
    In a revealing interview with Liz Gunn, a New Zealand government data administrator identified as Winston Smith has come forward with startling claims regarding the consequences of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in New Zealand.Winston Smith emphasizes that he is not an anti-vaxxer. He clarifies that he has been vaccinated in the past and has even contributed to building the COVID vaccination system in New Zealand, which gave him access to the data , making it clear that his stance is not born from opposition to vaccines on principle. Winston findings on the mortality rates associated with various COVID-19 vaccine batches...
  • Report to Congress on Iran Nuclear Programs

    12/01/2023 1:54:12 PM PST · by Retain Mike · 5 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | November 28, 2023 | Congressional Research Service
    Several U.N. Security Council resolutions adopted between 2006 and 2010 required Iran to cooperate fully with the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA’s) investigation of its nuclear activities, suspend its uranium enrichment program, suspend its construction of a heavy-water reactor and related projects, and ratify the Additional Protocol to its IAEA safeguards agreement. Iran did not comply with most of the resolutions’ provisions. However, Tehran has implemented various restrictions on, and provided the IAEA with additional information about, the government’s nuclear program pursuant to the July 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), On the JCPOA’s Implementation Day, which took place...
  • Climate activists interrupt opera performance, angering audience: 'Shut up!'

    12/01/2023 1:46:43 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/01/23 | Kristine Parks
    Climate activists angered opera fans at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, by standing up and screaming during an opening night performance of Tannhäuser, Thursday. Radical climate group Extinction Rebellion, NYC, took credit for the protest on social media, and shared videos of the disruptions. Halfway through the second act of the performance, several protesters stood up and demanded an end to fossil fuels. One man scolded the audience to "wake up" to the "climate emergency," before unfolding a black banner that said, "No opera on a dead planet." "Wake up! The stream is polluted! The stream is tainted!...

    12/01/2023 1:22:30 PM PST · by Red Badger · 56 replies ^ | November 30, 2023 | by: Tom Nardi
    Just three years after the iconic magazine abandoned its print version and went all-digital, Popular Science is now halting its subscription service entirely. The brand itself will live on — their site will still run tech stories and news articles, and they have two podcasts that will keep getting new episodes — but no more quarterly releases. While you can’t complain too much about a 151 year run, it’s still sad to see what was once such an influential publication slowly become just another cog in the content mill. Started as a monthly magazine all the way back in 1872,...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day - Milky Way Rising

    12/01/2023 11:56:44 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 4 replies
    NASA ^ | 1 Dec, 2023 | Image Credit & Copyright: José Rodrigues
    Explanation: The core of the Milky Way is rising beyond the Chilean mountain-top La Silla Observatory in this deep night skyscape. Seen toward the constellation Sagittarius, our home galaxy's center is flanked on the left, by the European Southern Observatory's New Technology Telescope which pioneered the use of active optics to accurately control the shape of large telescope mirrors. To the right stands the ESO 3.6-meter Telescope, home of the exoplanet hunting HARPS and NIRPS spectrographs. Between them, the galaxy's central bulge is filled with obscuring clouds of interstellar dust, bright stars, clusters, and nebulae. Prominent reddish hydrogen emission from...
  • Mary Cleave, the first woman to fly on NASA’s space shuttle after Challenger disaster, dies at 76

    12/01/2023 9:12:07 AM PST · by Red Badger · 23 replies
    Accuweather ^ | Nov 30, 2023 11:16 AM CST | By Jackie Wattles & NASA
    "I’m sad we’ve lost trail blazer, Dr. Mary Cleave, shuttle astronaut, veteran of two spaceflights," said NASA Associate Administrator Bob Cabana in a statement. NASA astronaut Mary Cleave as pictured on April 8, 1985. Mary Cleave, the NASA astronaut who in 1989 became the first woman to fly on a space shuttle mission after the Challenger disaster, has died at the age of 76, the space agency announced on November 29. (NASA) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mary Cleave, the NASA astronaut who in 1989 became the first woman to fly on a space shuttle mission after the Challenger disaster, has died at the...
  • Astronomers discover nearby six-planet solar system with 'pristine configuration'

    12/01/2023 8:55:50 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 33 replies
    Accuweather ^ | November 30, 2023 | Ashley Strickland, CNN
    Astronomers have used two different exoplanet-detecting satellites to solve a cosmic mystery and reveal a rare family of six planets located about 100 light-years from Earth...The six exoplanets orbit a bright star similar to the sun named HD110067, which is located in the Coma Berenices constellation in the northern sky. Larger than Earth but smaller than Neptune, the planets are in a little-understood class called sub-Neptunes commonly found orbiting sunlike stars in the Milky Way. And the planets, labeled b through g, revolve around the star in a celestial dance known as orbital resonance...For every six orbits completed by planet...
  • 12 Russian elite marines blow themselves up while cooking on an open fire next to live ammunition

    12/01/2023 5:05:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/01/23 | Will Stewart
    Russia lost a dozen elite marines when they cooked food on an open fire and triggered an explosion from nearby live ammunition. Eight more were wounded in the incident that Vladimir Putin's regime has sought to cover-up. Reports say a RPG-7 grenade launcher shell caught fire and exploded at Kuzminsky military training ground in Rostov region, bordering Ukraine. Eight of the marines from 155th Separate Guards Marine Brigade, based in Vladivostok, were killed on the spot. Four more died in hospital, said the News 166 outlet in Rostov, which said the humiliating tragedy had been confirmed by three independent sources....