Oct 12

Antarctic Sea Ice at Record High, but Global-warming Doomsayers Unimpressed

global_warming_hoaxA report posted by the National Snow & Ice Data Center NSIDC on October 7 stated: “Sea ice in Antarctica has remained at satellite-era record high daily levels for most of 2014.”The report noted that during the period between September 10 and September 22 very rapid late-season ice growth in Antarctica pushed the total sea ice extent upward by nearly 23,000 square miles per day. This was the first time since 1979 that Antarctic sea ice extent exceeded 20 million square kilometers 7.7 million square miles.As to what this means, Ted Scambos, lead scientist at the NSIDC stated: “What we’re learning is, we have more to learn.” NSIDC researchers have not immediately assumed that the increase in Antarctic ice is an indication that popular “global warming” theories are incorrect, however. They, instead, offer other explanations, such as “wind patterns” and that “recent ice sheet melt, caused by warmer, deep ocean water reaching the coastline and melting deeper ice, is making the surface water slightly less dense. While the change in saltiness is too small to significantly affect the freezing temperature, the increase in slightly less dense water surrounding Antarctica inhibits mixing, creating conditions that favor ice growth.”In other words, this explanation goes, melting ice creates “slightly” less dense water, which, in turn, has been responsible for a significant growth of ice that has been going on for 35 years! The trend has accelerated recently. As an October 7 NASA report puts it: “So in just 13 days, 299,000 square miles of open ocean became covered in floating ice — an area larger than Texas!” That seems like a lot of ice caused by “slightly” less dense water.An article about these latest findings in the U.K.-based The Register noted that the increase in Antarctic ice has created confusion in the minds of many scientists, who find it difficult to reconcile with their preconceived views on “global warming.” The report stated:Climate scientists have been puzzled by the behaviour of the southern ice for many years now. The most commonly used models say that its steady growth should not be happening in a warming world though the warming of the world is also in doubt, as air temperatures have been steady for the last fifteen years or more — and it turns out that deep ocean temperatures are not increasing either, leaving the “mystery” of the apparent end of global warming “unsolved.”

Link to full Article Antarctic Sea Ice at Record High, but Global-warming Doomsayers Unimpressed.

Oct 02

Apartment Complex Bans American Flag Because Its Seen as Offensive to Foreigners | CNS News

american-flagAn apartment complex told a tenant to remove his American flag because they deemed it “offensive” to foreigners.

San Diego State University sophomore Brad Smith moved into the Boulevard 63 State Apartments last month and hung an American flag off his balcony, ABC10 reports.

A month later, he received a notice asking him to remove it:

“We were then told that it was for political reasons and that the flag could offend foreign people that live here, foreign exchange students,” Smith told ABC10.

“I’ve had friends and family fight to defend that flag.”

EAGNews reports that under the leasing office and apartment community’s rules, flags could not be displayed:

The rules do say “no signs or other personal property may be kept outside the premises” and management determines what is “permissible and acceptable.”

Even the notice that Smith got said flags could not be displayed.

Smith said that none of the rules were brought to his attention when he started to live there.

However, the leasing office started to change its tune later on when a representative admitted that the complex would allow “state and country flags,” according to ABC10.

Link to full Article Apartment Complex Bans American Flag Because Its Seen as Offensive to Foreigners | CNS News.

Sep 26

Upcoming Anniversary: October 1st Will Mark 18 Years of No Global Warming | CNS News

newsCNSNews.com – According to the datasets used last year, October 1st will mark the 18th year of “no significant warming trend in surface average temperature,” says Patrick Michaels, director of the Cato Institute’s Center for the Study of Science.And even if the current 18-year trend were to end, it would still take nearly 25 years for average global temperature figures to reflect the change, said Michaels, who has a Ph.D. in ecological climatology and spent three decades as a research professor of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia.Sooner or later, even Al Gore and the numerous scientists, academics and politicians who agree with him that “Earth has a fever” will have to admit that their climate models predicting catastrophic global warming were off by a long shot, said Michaels, who was also a contributing editor to the United Nations’ second Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC report.“It has to be admitted eventually that too much warming was forecast too fast. That just has to happen. You can’t go on and on and on,” he told CNSNews.com.“If the surface temperature resumed the warming rate that we observed from, say 1977 through 1998, we would still go close to a quarter of a century without significant net warming because there’s such a long flat period built into the record now. “

Link to full Article Upcoming Anniversary: October 1st Will Mark 18 Years of No Global Warming | CNS News.

Sep 23

West Coast warming linked to naturally occurring changes – LA Times

global_warming_hoaxNaturally occurring changes in winds, not human-caused climate change, are responsible for most of the warming on land and in the sea along the West Coast of North America over the last century, a study has found.The analysis challenges assumptions that the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere has been a significant driver of the increase in temperatures observed over many decades in the ocean and along the coastline from Alaska to California.Related story: Google cuts ties with conservative group over climate-change stance Related story: Google cuts ties with conservative group over climate-change stance Evan Halper Changes in ocean circulation as a result of weaker winds were the main cause of about 1 degree Fahrenheit of warming in the northeast Pacific Ocean and nearby coastal land between 1900 and 2012, according to the analysis of ocean and air temperatures over that time. The study, conducted by researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the University of Washington, was published Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.l Related It’s official! Summer of 2014 was hottest on record Science Now It’s official! Summer of 2014 was hottest on record See all related8Natural, wind-driven climate patterns in the Pacific Ocean, such as El Niño and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, are already known to exert a powerful influence on sea and land temperatures over years and even decades.This latest research shows that similar changes in atmospheric and ocean circulation can drive trends that last a century or longer, overshadowing the effects of human-generated increase in greenhouse gases, the study’s authors said.

Link to full Article West Coast warming linked to naturally occurring changes – LA Times.

Sep 23

Climate Science Is Not Settled – WSJ

al-gore-global-warming_250The idea that “Climate science is settled” runs through today’s popular and policy discussions. Unfortunately, that claim is misguided. It has not only distorted our public and policy debates on issues related to energy, greenhouse-gas emissions and the environment. But it also has inhibited the scientific and policy discussions that we need to have about our climate future.

My training as a computational physicist—together with a 40-year career of scientific research, advising and management in academia, government and the private sector—has afforded me an extended, up-close perspective on climate science. Detailed technical discussions during the past year with leading climate scientists have given me an even better sense of what we know, and don’t know, about climate. I have come to appreciate the daunting scientific challenge of answering the questions that policy makers and the public are asking.

The crucial scientific question for policy isn’t whether the climate is changing. That is a settled matter: The climate has always changed and always will. Geological and historical records show the occurrence of major climate shifts, sometimes over only a few decades. We know, for instance, that during the 20th century the Earth’s global average surface temperature rose 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit.

Nor is the crucial question whether humans are influencing the climate. That is no hoax: There is little doubt in the scientific community that continually growing amounts of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, due largely to carbon-dioxide emissions from the conventional use of fossil fuels, are influencing the climate. There is also little doubt that the carbon dioxide will persist in the atmosphere for several centuries. The impact today of human activity appears to be comparable to the intrinsic, natural variability of the climate system itself.

Link to full Article Climate Science Is Not Settled – WSJ.

Sep 23

USDA’s Approval of GMO Corn and Soybean Will Lead to Heavier Herbicide Use | Ben Swann Truth In Media

monsanto tomato_AOn Wednesday September 17, the United States Department of Agriculture announced that it would approve Genetically Modified Corn and Soybean seeds from Dow AgroSciences of the Dow Chemical company.The GM seeds were created to resist the herbicides 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid2,4-D and glyphosate as part of the Enlist Weed Control system. Under the Enlist system, crops are sprayed with Dow’s Enlist Duo pesticide which contains 2,4-D and glyphosate.The weed controls system is the latest effort to combat the growing problem of so-called “super weeds” that have resulted from the abundant use of glyphosate-based herbicides. Glyphosate is Monsanto Co.’s premiere herbicide, including the popular Roundup product. In order to fight off the tougher weeds Dow and Monsanto partnered together to produce a new stronger herbicide comprised of 2,4-D, and glyphosate. For this to work the biotech corps need approval for the seeds from the USDA and approval for the new 2,4-d herbicide from the Environmental Protection Agency EPA.With the USDA’s approval the focus shifts towards the EPA. The federal agency is expected to approve the updated version of 2,4-D sometime this Fall. The USDA expects use of 2,4-D to increase by 200 to 600 percent by 2020 if approved by the EPA. The move has critics in an uproar about possible dangers to public health.Andrew Kimbrell, executive director for Center for Food Safety, called the move “an unacceptable outcome.” Despite fears of the herbicides drifting and contaminating surrounding communities, Dow AgroSciences stated that the new version of 2,4-D addresses those issues. “We’ve used the latest science and technology to address problem weeds,” said Dow AgroSciences President Tim Hassinger.

Link to full Article  USDA’s Approval of GMO Corn and Soybean Will Lead to Heavier Herbicide Use | Ben Swann Truth In Media.

Sep 21

White House Fence-Jumper Has a Troubling Backstory That Should Make Americans Very Concerned

Prescription-drugs-are-dangerousThe intruder who scaled the fence Friday and made it all the way into the White House before being apprehended has been identified as a homeless Army veteran suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome.According to a family member, Omar J. Gonzalez, 42, suffers from combat trauma. He offered this explanation for Gonzalez’s actions: “We talked to him on 9/11 and he said he planned to go to a Veterans Administration hospital to seek treatments. He’s been depressed for quite some time. He’d been taking antidepressants and anti-anxiety medication. I suspect he stopped taking it, otherwise this wouldn’t have happened.”According to the relative, Gonzalez was diagnosed with PTSD after a first tour of duty in Iraq: “But they sent him back for a second tour,” he said.Gonzalez was arrested and taken to George Washington Memorial Hospital for evaluation. If the assertion that he was indeed diagnosed with PTSD following a first tour of duty in Iraq is true, why was he sent back for a second tour?

Link to full Article  White House Fence-Jumper Has a Troubling Backstory That Should Make Americans Very Concerned.

Sep 21

Priorities: NFL-Obsessed Networks Skip Jihad Killing Within U.S.

newsWhat do the networks consider vital information for their viewers? ABC, NBC and CBS again on Thursday offered the latest about the “firestorm” engulfing the National Football League. Yet, these same outlets have ignored a shocking act of domestic terrorism within the United States. Ali Muhammad Brown allegedly murdered 19-year-old Brendan Tevlin on June 25th. According to CNN, he told police: “My mission is vengeance for the lives, millions of lives are lost every day. Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, all these places where innocent lives with being taken every single day.” He chillingly added, “So, a life for a life.” Brown apparently gunned down Tevlin in New Jersey, shooting the college student multiple times. ABC, CBS and NBC have, thus far, not uttered a word on this act of terrorism. What have they been covering instead? In addition to obsessing over the NFL, Good Morning America devoted a minute and a half on Thursday to Prince Harry’s birthday party and how raucous it would be. CBS This Morning offered four and half minutes to Madam Secretary, a new show about a female Secretary of State airing, naturally, on CBS.

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Sep 18

Obama: No Ground Combat in Iraq, Period & if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor, Period

Barack-Obama(CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama said in a speech at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., today that he will not commit U.S. forces to fighting “another ground war in Iraq,” and explained that he had built a coalition of nations to help Iraq combat Islamic State terrorists.

Here are excerpts from the president’s speech:

Obama: The American forces that have been deployed to Iraq do not and will not have a combat mission. They will support Iraqi forces on the ground as they fight for their own country against these terrorists.

As your Commander-in-Chief, I will not commit you and the rest of our Armed Forces to fighting another ground war in Iraq. After a decade of massive ground deployments, it is more effective to use our unique capabilities in support of partners on the ground so they can secure their own countries’ futures. And that’s the only solution that will succeed over the long term.

Link to full Article  Obama: No Ground Combat in Iraq, Period | CNS News.

Sep 18

Boehner and Pelosi Unite to Pass Bill Funding Planned Parenthood, Obamacare, Syrian Revolutionaries | CNS News

john_boehner(CNSNews.com) – House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) joined forces early Wednesday evening as the House passed a continuing resolution that will fund the government after the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, and that will permit funding for Planned Parenthood (the nation’s largest abortion provider), the entirety of Obamacare, and an amendment requested by President Barack Obama “to train and equip appropriately vetted elements of the Syrian opposition.”

The bill passed 319 to 108 with four members not voting. But there were not enough Republican members to pass the bill without significant support from Democrats. While Pelosi sided with the Republican leadership and voted for the bill, 53 Republicans joined with 55 Democrats in voting against it.

In addition to Pelosi, some of the other Democrats voting for the Republican leadership’s bill, included Rep. John Conyers (D.-Mich.), Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schlultz (D.-Fla.), Rep. Xavier Becerra (D.-Calif.), Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D.-Ore.), and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D.-Ill.).

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R.-Texas), Rep. Michele Bachmann (R.-Minn.), Rep. Trey Gowdy (R.-S.C.), Rep. John Fleming (R.-La.), Rep. Jim Jordan (R.-Ohio), and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R.-Calif.) were among the Republicans who voted against it.

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