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August 30, 2010 Leave a comment
The picture that Christian relief groups have been painting of southern Pakistan following the region’s massive flooding has been bleak with at least one describing the needs there as “huge.” Read more of this post
July 24, 2010 1 Comment
More than a week of abnormal cold has chilled Argentina and other parts of South America, leaving rare snow, rewriting record books and causing hypothermia deaths. Read more of this post
May 3, 2010 Leave a comment
Nature Maazine, the academic journal that introduced the world to X-rays, DNA double helix, wave nature of particles, pulsars, and more recently the human genome, is set to publish a paper in June that shows atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) is responsible for only 5-10% of observed warming on Earth. Read more of this post
December 15, 2009 Leave a comment
“There has been an relenting quarter-century of one-sided indoctrination of the Western world by the media and various scientists and governments concerning a coming carbon dioxide-induced global warming disaster ……. (This is) but the tip of a giant iceberg of a well- organised international climate warming conspiracy.”
Dr. William Gray, one of America’s best hurricane forecasters
With unprecedented audacity, a clique of climate scientists, a majority of the media, and an array of governments are trying to uphold the fairy tale of anthropogenic climate change, even though the recently published e-mails from East Anglia University have totally confirmed the suspicion of innumerable serious scientists that there is no evidence for global warming. Read more of this post
December 15, 2009 Leave a comment
The global airline industry will face another harrowing year in 2010, with losses expected to reach $5.6 billion despite some recovery in passenger and cargo traffic, an industry group said Tuesday.
Low yields and rising costs are a “continuing disaster” for world airlines, who have already lost $49 billion since 2000, according to the International Air Transport Association. The industry group maintained its estimate of $11 billion full-year losses for 2009.
“The worst is likely behind us,” said IATA chief executive Giovanni Bisignani. “Some key statistics are moving in the right direction. Demand will likely continue to improve and airlines are expected to drive down non-fuel unit costs.” Read more of this post
December 1, 2009 1 Comment
A week after my colleague James Delingpole , on his Telegraph blog, coined the term “Climategate” to describe the scandal revealed by the leaked emails from the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit, Google was showing that the word now appears across the internet more than nine million times. But in all these acres of electronic coverage, one hugely relevant point about these thousands of documents has largely been missed.
The reason why even the Guardian‘s George Monbiot has expressed total shock and dismay at the picture revealed by the documents is that their authors are not just any old bunch of academics. Their importance cannot be overestimated, What we are looking at here is the small group of scientists who have for years been more influential in driving the worldwide alarm over global warming than any others, not least through the role they play at the heart of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Read more of this post
September 23, 2009 Leave a comment
The Prince of Wales is urging people to give up their cars in favour of walking and public transport to try to reduce carbon emissions.
The Prince, who has two Jaguars, two Audis, a Range Rover and still drives an Aston Martin given to him by the Queen on his 21st birthday, said developers had a duty to put public transport and the pedestrian at the heart of their housing schemes.
Speaking about the “domination of the car over the pedestrian”, the future King said: “We must surely be able to organise ourselves… in ways in which we are not dependent on it to such a great extent for our daily needs.” Read more of this post
April 14, 2009 3 Comments
An Adelaide professor says climate change is unavoidable – but that humans are not the cause of it.
University of Adelaide Professor of Mining Geology Ian Plimer this week launches his seventh book, Heaven and Earth, Global Warming: The Missing Science, which aims to refute every scientific argument that humans are responsible for global warming.
Professor Plimer embarked on the project after being incensed by increasing public acceptance of the idea that humans have caused global warming. Many scientists worldwide agree that high levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have caused global temperatures to rise. Professor Plimer said his book would “knock out every single argument we hear about climate change”, to prove that global warming is a cycle of the Earth.
“It’s got nothing to do with the atmosphere, it’s about what happens in the galaxy. Read more of this post
October 26, 2008 1 Comment
Former Spanish prime minister Jose Maria Aznar Wednesday dismissed climate change as a “new religion” that is drawing hundreds of billions of euros at a time of economic crisis.
Aznar made the remarks at the presentation of a book by Czech President Vaclav Klaus, “Blue Planet in Green Shackles”, in which he also questions the widely held theories about climate change.
“In these times of global cooling of the international economy … the standard bearers of the climatic apocalypse demand hundreds of billions of euros” to combat global warming, said Aznar, who was conservative prime minister from 1996 to 2004.
“They want to throw onto the bonfire anyone who, like Vaclav Klaus, questions the new religion,” he said.
“The slightest doubt on the man-made origin of climate change is cause of automatic ex-communication.”
The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has said global warming is “unequivocal” and “most of the observed increases in temperatures over the last 60 years is very likely due to increases in human-generated greenhouse gas concentrations.”
Source – AFP
September 8, 2008 1 Comment
On September 3, Time.com in their article examining “Why Disasters Are Getting Worse,” made a “shocking” discovery.
…..there is another inconvenient truth out there: We are getting more vulnerable to weather mostly because of where we live, not just how we live.
One of the world’s influential magazines known for its blame it on global warming it can’t be anything else rhetoric when its comes to weather systems, [talk about objective journalism] now looks at migration, building codes and removal of natural protective barriers for much of history’s destructive storms & hurricanes. It even quotes a scientist for its eureka moment.
“There has been no trend in the number or intensity of storms at landfall since 1900,” says Pielke, a professor of environmental studies at the University of Colorado. “The storms themselves haven’t changed.”
So if the intensity of storms/hurricanes have not change much, in other words if we take global warming out of the picture all together or reduce it to a minuscule percentage of the problem, what is there left? Massive populations build up in coastal areas/cities = more lost of lives & damaged buildings. Translation: we become our worse enemies when we remove our natural protective barriers that nature gives to minimise nature destructive forces.
……the most insidious effect of building condos and industry along water is that we are systematically stripping coasts of the protection that used to cushion the blow of extreme weather. Three years after Katrina, southern Louisiana is still losing a football field’s worth of wetlands every 38 minutes.
Human beings have been clearing away our best protections all over the world, says Kathleen Tierney, director of the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder. “The natural protections are diminishing — whether you’re talking about mangrove forests in areas affected by the Indian Ocean tsunami, wetlands in the Gulf Coast or forests, which offer protection against landslides and mudslides.”
A rather illuminating moment from the editors of Time Magazine.
Business and Media Institute list some of the 400 prominent scientists from Russia to Brazil, from America to Australia who remained skeptical over this global warming hysteria.