First the good news: In the last 11,300 years, humans have endured a planet warmer than today´s, even as they set about building their earliest civilizations. Now the bad news: That will no longer be true 87 years from now, according to scientists who have conducted a comprehensive analysis of the planet´s climate history since the world´s ice sheets began their most recent retreat from North America and Europe.
With each passing MSM BS piece we´re treated to, the era of accurate record keeping is moved back by centuries and , in some cases, millenia. Maybe there is some credible information in tree rings but the rest of it is highly suspect. Did I say highly suspect? I meant lying.
The libs aren´t lessening! It doesn´t fit their agenda! Can you think of a better way to control people other than impose rules on Climate and Health and call it protecting thee people? While at the same time stocking up on guns, bullets and assault vehicles?
They used to predict the end of the world within 10-15 years, but became laughingstocks after the 10-15 years ended and nothing had changed. At least now they are giving themselves 80-100 years to become laughingstocks.
The Big Lie (German: Große Lüge) is a propaganda technique. It was defined by Adolf Hitler in his 1925 autobiography Mein Kampf as a lie so "colossal" that no one would believe that someone "could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously". Computer projections of "warming" by the climate alarmists have failed numerous times. But if they nonetheless can persuade enough sheep (media + politicians) that the sky is falling, they can control (POWER) and regulate ($$$$) all energy-related human activity, going so far as remotely controlling your thermostat, what you eat, and imposing public transportation. Is it any wonder that their sky-is-falling hysteria is implacable?
I really don´t mind if it gets a bit warmer in the winter especially since I can grow my winter tomatoes in the garden instead of planters inside. I loved homegrowns at Christmas and now I want them for New Years Day and Valentines
The next "disaster" is always predicted to be just around the corner. As the corner is started to be turned and the disaster doesn´t emerge they move the prediction to the next corner and use "new" methods to support the new prognostication. That is necessary because the "science" used to predict the disaster from the previous corner has now been completely debunked.
And note that Michael Mann wasn´t discredited because of what he was trying to say. He was discredited because his math was wrong. It turned out that almost any data fed into his model ended up as a hockey stick. The data didn´t matter. He created a model that produced hockey stick graphs and then tried to tell us that the data showed warming. Baloney. He also refused to submit his findings to review and when he was finally forced to, they were immediately shown to be defective. Did Mann know the problem with his research? I´ll bet he did and didn´t care. Any article that uses Michael Mann as a source is of very dubious credibility.
So when this "new" information is released to the scientific community and peer validated then we can give it some consideration.
The number of propaganda pieces claiming unprecedented warning has suddenly increased. It´s a media push because Obama´s newest gestapo chief is about to ram a bunch of prosperity killing regulations down our throats, all in the name of global warming. You see they have to destroy us in order to save us.
Meanwhile, the "actual" scientific news is that solar cycle 24 is sizing up to be the weakest (fewest sun spots) since 1906. And, as many are aware, the last time we had a year with no summer was during the Dalton Minimum (1790 to 1830) when temperatures were 2C below normal. Solar cycle 5 peaked around 1800, when the max sun spot count was around 50. Typical cycle peaks are between than 100 and 200. This past cycle is peaking around 65. It is Global Cooling that is ahead of us.
The facts, as we are best able to determine them, are that it was warmer in the Middle Ages (we can tell from WRITTEN records... no Tree Rings necessary, thank you). It was warmer still during the Roman Period and warmer even than that in the Minoan period. No surprise that it might have been warmer still before.
So, this time it´s different? WE caused this? \\
Gee, I´d always thought all the heat came from the sun... that CO2 was plant food in the air... and we´re rather insignificant critters as far as the earth is concerned.
Oh, and yeah... Save the planet. It´s outlasted asteroid strikes, dinosaurs, massive volcanoes and glaciation. There isn´t enough ice mass left to make the oceans rise by 65 feet (do the math).
And quoting James Hansen isn´t going to get you anywhere.
American football is a violent game and it is rare that one ends without injury. A dislocated shoulder, broken ribs, cracked collarbones, or a torn ACL -- this and more is what we watch on the weekends. Aiming for the quarterback is axiomatic. If defenders can hurry, shake, or hurt the quarterback, he can lose his rhythm or be driven from the game, leaving the offense in the hands of a second or even third-string player.
Microsoft offered to lend the government a helping hand in regards to the Obamacare website glitches. According to The Hill, Microsoft was willing to step in and help with HealthCare.gov´s recent technical issues. When Obamacare started rolling out October 1, the site received more traffic than expected, and this led to many technical problems such as jumbled text, error messages and delays with loading pages.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday banning the use of lead ammunition in hunting, but he vetoed the most controversial gun control bill the Legislature sent to him this year, a proposal to ban the sale of certain semi-automatic rifles. The bills were among the highest profile in a package of gun control bills Brown acted on Friday.
When medical research is published in a peer-reviewed journal, the presumption is that the study has been reviewed for accuracy. The advent of open-access journals has made it easier to get published. But when a journalist sent an obviously faked paper, dozens of open-access journals said they´d be happy to publish it, for a fee. That´s the conclusion of an elaborate sting carried out by Science, a leading mainline journal. The result should trouble doctors, patients, policymakers and anyone who has a stake in the integrity of science (and who doesn´t?).
Tests showed that exhaust degraded some floral scent chemicals the bees "home in on" when they are foraging. The study, published in Scientific Reports, also revealed that a specific group of chemicals found in diesel exhaust, known as NOx, diminished the insects´ response to floral scents. They say the results are evidence that air quality should be improved.
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