Climate change will lock the world into more frequent and severe heatwaves in the next few decades, researchers have claimed. They say there will be a ´several-fold´ increase in heatwaves up to 2040, regardless of how much carbon dioxide goes into the atmosphere, but future efforts to slash pollution could stem the rise in extreme heat events later on in the century. The last decade has seen an exceptional number of extreme heatwaves around the world, hitting the U.S. in 2012, Russia in 2010, Australia in 2009, and Europe in 2003 with damaging impacts on health, the economy, agriculture and
Comments: 1. Please--before you get too busy--print out a copy of the text from the article (including the link[s]). Save it to show people over "the next few decades."
2. Please wait a little while for Jimmy D (Delingpole) to come out with a verbal sledgehammer so you can show that to alarmists too.
Did climate change cause the collapse of ancient civilizations? (A question asked in the article) I´d say there is a better chance that Obama´s ancestry had a hand in their collapse than climate change did.
Yeah, that worse-than-normal summer heat wave is killin´ us here in Atlanta today...rain and 69 currently. High expected to be 75. Fahrenheit. In August. In the Deep South. Boy howdy - this global warming is killin´ us!
The power of propaganda, the human herding instinct and associated need to belong outweigh reason. That´s all I can conclude. I´m sure many who are smarter than I and more educated in the sciences are on board with the cult.
Pardon a repeat comment but I´d like to see a catalog of what the cult had predicted would have happened by now. I think it´a already like Bullwinkle telling Rocky "This time for sure."
Wonderful idea OP. I wish I had all of the literature that was distributed to us in high school on the occasion of the firs Earth Day containing all of the dire warnings. I do remember that it said we would be underwater by now (wrong) and that we should stop using colored toilet paper and tissues to save the planet. Maybe that´s why we´re still here, you can´t by pink or yellow toilet paper and Kleenex anymore!
Yep, happens every summer. Massive heat wave in the northern hemisphere. Meanwhile, Oz and the Kiwis are busy creating a climate condusive to a massive heat wave, down under, for the other half of the year....
Someone should light some candles (or, better yet, increase taxes) to bring attention to the problem.... /s/
The climate ´experts´ are partisan and nonsensical. The~Earth´s climate has endured major changes which normally take thousands/millions of years per cycle. The Rocky Mountain area was once water and Long Island NY was created by a glacier. Listening to people talking in terms of YEARS, when experienced geologists talk in terms of at the very least CENTURIES, makes you wonder where these folks got their educations. One MILLION years is a short time for the Earth´s climate to change, not 10 years. In time all the Continents will be in different locations and the Earth will not look as it does now. How about some knowledgeable people speaking up and giving facts to the public. I am weary of politicians getting involved in what they know NOTHING about, and then pushing policies which are detrimental to our civilization..
Even during Glacial Periods (Ice Ages, for those in Rio Linda) there are frequent and severe heat waves somewhere on the Earth. The Earth spends most of it´s time in Glacial Periods, with Interglacials (like the one we´re near the end of) to to briefly break it up. Even during an Ice Age the tropics are still tropical. We still don´t know why the Earth warms up between it´s more normal Glacial Periods. The Lofos are wondering what kind of clothing will be in style.
There are no experts, just a bunch of "guessers" all seeking a grant, a moment in the spotlight, and peer approval. It´s like a group of middle-school girls clumped together, each assuring the others how cool they all are...
It´s just fortunate for today´s climate scientists that they weren´t on the job in the 1930s. With their narrow time perspectives and tendency to over-project from insufficient data samples, many of them would have killed themselves in despair at the number of record-setting heatwaves and droughts.
Their statements sound like those bipolar sports fans, who react to every win with giddy discussions about ´dynasties´ and to every loss with anguished calls for the front office to blow up the team and start rebuiding immediately.
The word ´tedious´ doesn´t begin to describe it. The summer of 1936, alone, could have thinned their ranks by half or more...
She´s a climate science denier. NOAA has already said the US 2012 heatwave was definitely not caused by humans or CO2. The 2010 Russian heat wave has also been explained by NOAA as strictly due to natural causes. The science clearly states CO2 doesn´t cause temperature rise. It´s also true that the UK monarchy´s financial survival depends on the world believing in CO2 terror. The monarchy gets a lot of money from offshore wind leases. On top of that, the energy from these offshore leases is charged at triple rates of normal energy sources to UK consumers. Today´s UK monarchy is helping me understand exactly how vicious monarchies can be and why we must not have one again in the US.
Climate Alarmists have a rough time of it. They have to predict disaster far enough out that they will not look like dopes when what they tried to scare us with doesn´t happen and yet not far enough out that no one cares.
100 years is a nice round number. Scary that the grandkids might suffer but not soon enough to be easily proven wrong.
Every weather twitch is blamed on climate change. Too much or too little snow, rain, ice, hurricanes, heat, cold, ad infinitum. Note the word is BLAMED, not PROVED.
The actual measured climate changes in the world refute the Alarmist´s claims at almost every turn. Glaciers are not disappearing. Ice is accumulating less in some areas and more in others. Hurricanes are NOT historically more frequent or more severe. Global temps have leveled off while CO2 is still rising bring into question the link between the two that the Alarmists depend on. Sea levels are rising steadily, very slowly, as they have for a long time.
WHEN are these Alarmist idiots going to be exposed for the lying fools that they are?
Yes, it has been the mildest year of my life, both winter and summer, here in Georgia. And the climate changers are indeed absurdly alarmist, especially the Euro/British ones, and I wish they would take a pill for their hysteria - which unfortunately they are spreading to our innocent children.
On the other hand, we can all agree that pollution is a bad thing, as well as the wasteful and profligate use of energy. So I do think we should continue to try to clean up the air and water as much as possible, and I actually wouldn´t mind a campaign for common-sense energy conservation so as not to stress our systems. As for the climate-changers, I just try to tune them out and it isn´t easy.
The United Nations´ nuclear watchdog issued a warning on Wednesday after a truck carrying dangerous radioactive material that could be used in a dirty bomb was stolen in Mexico. The vehicle, carrying cobalt-60, a substance used for radiotherapy treatment to combat cancer, was stolen on Monday while transporting the load from a hospital in Tijuana to a radioactive waste storage centre. Mexican authorities were working to locate the material, which could not be used in a conventional nuclear weapon but could in theory be put in a dirty bomb--an explosive device which would spread the substance over a large area.
A World War Two bomber hero who met his radio telephone operator wife when she guided his plane back to safety has celebrated 70 years of marriage. Flt Lt Steve Stevens, 91, fell in love with the calming voice of Maureen Miller, who played a vital role in the legendary Dambusters raid during her career at the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF). [Snip] Mr Stevens, who joined the RAF after his own family’s home was bombed, recalled: “It was the first time I had heard a girl’s voice from the tower, so I thought I would go up and have
President Obama´s uncle has testified at his deportation hearing that he housed his famous relative for a few weeks when he was student at Harvard Law School. This statement contradicts earlier claims by the White House, which says that Barack Obama has never met his controversial uncle Onyango Obama. The 69-year-old half-brother of the president´s late father will be allowed to remain in the United States after a hearing at a Massachusetts Immigration Court on Tuesday afternoon. After listening to witnesses praise the liquor store owner´s high moral character from his friends and landlord, the immigration judge ruled that he
Joe Biden should not repeat "erroneous remarks" on China´s new air zone, Chinese state media warned, as the US vice-president arrived in Beijing. Mr Biden is in Beijing for meetings with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang. His visit to Asia has been dominated by a row over China´s newly-declared air zone, which covers islands controlled by Japan. [Snip] Mr Biden attended an official welcome ceremony in Beijing´s Great Hall of the People where he met China´s Vice-President Li Yuanchao, and said China and the US should expand practical co-operation and deliver results. On Thursday he will visit
It was a sleepless night for Cile Precetaj. The Albanian mother of three, who was bracing for deportation Tuesday morning, tossed and turned in bed all night. She had brief nightmares of checking the front window and seeing immigration agents parked in vans outside, waiting to pick her up. They never came. Late Tuesday afternoon, U.S. Immigration authorities announced that they had decided to review Precetaj’s case, which called for her to be deported at 10:30 a.m. that day. [Snip] “ICE is presently conducting a review of Ms. Precetaj’s case, therefore her removal is not imminent at this time,” said
Google has been playing both sides of Washington´s streets by making contributions to conservative political groups that have left-wingers seeing red, it emerged today. But the company is largely just looking out for itself. The tech giant´s grantees include Heritage Action for America, a tea party-oriented organization that some pundits regard as the main catalyst for October´s partial government shutdown. Another is Americans for Tax Reform, led by conservative anti-tax crusader--and liberal nemesis--Grover Norquist. The left-wing Center for Media and Democracy claims that although Google is ´supposedly guided by its "don´t be evil" motto,´ the normally reliably left-wing company has
The Obama administration says its healthcare.gov website is much improved and far less crash-prone, but cybersecurity experts warn that using it is an invitation to hackers and identity thieves. David Kennedy, a former NSA analyst whose company TrustedSec is hired by big companies to test the security of their computer systems, told CNBC that the Obamacare website is a worst-case online scenario. ´It´s really hard to go back and fix the security around it because security wasn´t built into it,´ Kennedy said. ´We´re talking multiple months to over a year to at least address some of the critical-to-high exposures on
´ve just returned home after six weeks on the road, and thus to six issues of the international Catholic weekly to which I subscribe, The Tablet. [Snip] All of us face the possibility of dementia in varying degrees, either in our own future lives or in the lives of those we love. Its threat is to suck out the personality of the person, leaving behind an empty husk or, worse, a familiar body filled with unfamiliar malevolence--a strange enemy where a dear friend had stood. It´s disturbing when it´s not damned terrifying. In his article Fr O´Leary dares to explore
About a decade ago, I worked with Daniel Hannan on the leader-writers´ desk at the Telegraph. You might remember an appalling suggestion then by the Labour Government that any private house that had been left unoccupied for more than a decade or so would be claimed by the state. All the leader-writers were opposed to this ludicrous idea--and, thank God, it never became law. But we were all a little languid about it because it seemed so unlikely ever to take place. Only Dan was really agitated, saying, "You don´t really believe this sort of thing can ever happen. But
The US military has halted its ground cargo shipments from Afghanistan via Pakistan because of the risk to drivers after protests over US drone strikes. Pentagon spokesman Mark Wright this would affect outgoing shipments of equipment and other goods from US units on Afghan soil. He said deliveries could be resumed "in the near future". Pakistanis have blocked the US main supply route to Afghanistan, blaming the drones for causing civilian deaths. Protesters have been harassing truck drivers, turning back vehicles carrying Nato provisions. The blockade is centred on a road in Pakistan´s north-western Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Islamabad says it
A Detroit family is being ripped apart after immigration officials gave a 40-year-old married mother 24 hours to leave the country despite having no criminal convictions, a husband who has lived here for decades and three U.S.-born children. Cile Precetaj, who came to the States seeking asylum 13 years ago, was ordered to report for deportation at Detroit Metro Airport at 10:30 a.m. today for a flight back to her native Albania, after receiving a letter from authorities Monday telling her to pack her bags. However, in a desperate bid to buy time, she deliberately missed the deadline, and is
For the first time in 40 years, a majority of Americans say the US plays a less important and powerful role in the world than it did a decade ago. The Pew survey also found that 70% of Americans saw the US as less respected than in the past, nearly the same (71%) as under President George W Bush. More than half of Americans (52%)--for the first time in 50 years--said the US should "mind its own business". Some 56% disapproved of President Barack Obama´s foreign policy. Fifty-three percent of the public felt the US played a less important or
Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) said on MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation” Wednesday that when Jesus fed five thousand people with five loaves of bread and two fish, “he didn’t charge food stamps.” “When Jesus had those five loaves and two fishes, he didn´t charge food stamps. He didn´t ask anybody how much money they had. He fed them because they were hungry, and that´s really where we ought to be,” McDermott said in response to Republican critics of the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). In September, the House approved a plan by Republicans to cut $39 billion in food stamps over the next
The nation’s view of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, colored by the horrific Benghazi assassination of the U.S. ambassador to Libya on her watch, has suddenly turned upside down, with more now holding an unfavorable opinion of the likely 2016 presidential candidate. A new YouGov/Economist poll found Clinton, whose approval ratings have typically been sky high, with an unfavorable rating of 48 percent, more than the 46 percent who have a favorable opinion of her. The YouGov pollsters said that the change in American attitudes toward Clinton "suggests that negative press surrounding the tragic
President Obama will cast growing income inequality and a decline in economic mobility as a “fundamental threat to the American dream” during a speech Wednesday in Washington. The speech will serve as an early preview for next year’s State of the Union address, according to a White House official, who said Obama would focus much of his energy over the next three years on the issue. “The decisions we make over the next few years will determine whether or not our children will grow up in an America where, if you work hard, you can get ahead,” the official said.
Bill Clinton, the cliché goes, was the first black president, no matter his skin color. That being the case, Barack Obama is not the first black president, or the first African-American president, if you prefer, but the first hippie president. Clinton’s southern background and lifestyle were indeed more typically black, just as Obama’s was more typically hippie. And we’re not just talking about the “Choom gang” here, scarfing “Maui Wowie” on the sands of Oahu. We’re talking about all of it, the whole multi-culti-missing-white-mother-vanished-Kenyan-father-anti-imperialist-America-is-always-the-enemy-and-don’t-you-forget-it-nine-yards. And like most hippie culture as I knew and experienced it, it wasn’t about “peace and love.” Not
During a presentation at the White House in which President Barack Obama touted the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, the president declared that his signature health care reform law was not going to be repealed. This assertion led his administration members, his staff, and audience members to rise from their seats and give the president a standing ovation. Obama said that ACA opponents’ alternative to the health care reform law is to champion repeal and going back to the health care delivery system status quo ante. He specifically cited Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) who he said was asked directly for
A woman has revealed how difficult it is to eat healthily and stay full when living off an average food stamp budget. Melinda Moulton, from Huntington, Vermont, was one of 200 people to take part in the 3Squares Challenge, which saw her living for a week on just $36 worth of food, or around $1.71 a meal. Opting to try and eat as healthily as possible, Ms Moulton resorted to cheap foods like yogurt for breakfast, two handfuls of peanuts for lunch and lentil stew for dinner, all of which left her unsatisfied.´I don´t know how people do it,´ said
Good stuff from Jonathan Turley at today’s House hearing on executive power, although I regret that I couldn’t find a more user-friendly format for you to watch. There’s no compilation clip; you’ll have to make do with the C-SPAN embed by fast-forwarding to the time cues I give you and being patient while the vid buffers (and buffers, and buffers).(Snip)That brings us to point two: Even if Congress can’t stop Obama, the courts can. The problem there, though, says Turley, is that O and the DOJ have argued successfully in many cases that no one has standing to sue him
Nineteen people stood behind President Obama on stage in the Executive Office Building Tuesday as the president kicked off a new campaign to promote Obamacare. One of those people, a young Florida woman named Monica Weeks, introduced Obama after telling the story of being struck with Crohn´s Disease at age 19 and receiving expensive treatments for several years that were covered by her parents´ health care plan — because Obamacare allowed her to remain on that plan until age 26. Now, Weeks said, she has coverage through a job. "The Affordable Care Act gives young adults who are just starting
CNN host wondered out loud on his show this evening whether the physically unfit Chris Christie could follow the "perfect physical specimen" Barack Obama into the White House: "After the perfect Barack Obama, who´s a perfect physical specimen to many people´s eyes, does it matter?" Morgan asked his guest. "Or is actually somebody very different, someone who´s much more of a regular kind of guy who likes cheeseburgers and beer, but appears to be a straight talker, somebody perhaps more of a straight talker than it appears Barack Obama turned out to be?"
Nobody could accuse the press of ignoring the fiasco-on-a-server that is HealthCare.gov. The Obamacare website’s woes are dominating coverage on the network news, the cable talk shows, the blogs and, of course, high-octane websites like POLITICO. But did the press do a good job of covering the Affordable Care Act before the health care exchanges went online—sort of—on Oct. 1? Were we adequately warned of the troubles that were to come? And now that HealthCare.gov’s problems are headline news, is the coverage of it any better? Sure, one can find a few examples of one news outlet or another warning of impending
MSNBC´s Chris Matthews will interview President Barack Obama this Thursday, the network announced Tuesday. The interview is part of Matthews´ "Hardball College Tour," and will take place at American University in Washington, D.C. According to a news release from MSNBC, Matthews, along with university students, will "discuss a variety of topics with the president including voter suppression, healthcare, the decline of confidence in the government and the overall political dysfunction in Washington." On Monday our colleagues Carrie Budoff Brown and Jonathan Allen reported that the White House is launching a coordinated campaign to return attention to why the Affordable Care Act
MSNBC has announced that Chris Matthews, Barack Obama´s most excitable fan, will be interviewing the President on Thursday´s Hardball. Fawning over the liberal politician is incredibly common among journalists, but Matthews has taken it to a whole new level. According to the network host, Obama is a "perfect," "cool," brilliant figure who is comparable to Jesus, Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy. The verbose Matthews has no filter when it comes to the Democrat, even once bizarrely blurting out that an Obama speech made him "forget" that the commander in chief "was black." To prepare you for the likely love-fest