Thursday, March 09, 2006

"IT'S GETTING BETTER ALL THE TIME"

We welcome your comments about our blurb "IT'S GETTING BETTER ALL THE TIME" concerning the rapid improvement in the environment, economy, longevity, and standard of living over the decades since the transcontinental railroad was built. Do you agree or disagree? Do you have any insights that you would be willing to contribute to the discussion of this controversial subject? We think that doom and gloom illustrated by murder and mayhem that passes for the "evening news" is utterly misleading. Have we drawn the correct lessons from history? Click on "POST A COMMENT" (First click on "COMMENTS" if you are on an index page) to add your thoughts.

Time Magazine Cover predicting Global Cooling, December 3, 1973.
Time Magazine Cover predicting Global Cooling, December 3, 1973.

99 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"As someone who lived under communism for most of his life, I feel obliged to say that I see the biggest threat to freedom, democracy, the market economy and prosperity now in ambitious environmentalism, not communism. This ideology wants to replace the free and spontaneous evolution of mankind by a sort of central (now global) planning."

Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic

9/03/2007 9:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Incompetent environmentalism has already resulted in millions of deaths and threatens to waste trillions of dollars to accomplish nothing useful.

In a week that the British High Court ruled that Al Gore's work is wrong, it is a supreme embarrassment to have the Nobel Peace Prize being awarded for work already thoroughly discredited.

" ... a judge this month instructed British teachers showing the film to tell their pupils that Gore makes at least 11 false or unsupported claims. ...

Gore presents Mt Kilimanjaro's melting snows as proof of global warming. In fact, the snows are vanishing thanks to local factors, including deforestation.

Gore suggests Antarctica's ice cover is melting. Most studies says it is increasing or stable.

Gore shows scary graphics of cities drowning in seas that rise 7m, causing millions of refugees. But the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says the seas will rise at worst by 59cm this century.

Gore uses images of Hurricane Katrina and suggests it was caused by global warming. The Government's expert in this case admitted such one-off events can't be blamed on warming.

Gore suggests ice-core evidence shows rising CO2 caused temperature rises, which ended the past seven ice ages. In fact, the CO2 rises followed temperature rises by 800 to 2000 years.

Gore claims global warming could stop the Gulf Stream, causing an ice age in Europe. Recent studies deny it.

Gore blames global warming for species losses and coral reef bleaching. The Government couldn't show evidence to back this claim.

Gore claims a study showed polar bears had drowned because of vanishing ice. The study actually said just four polar bears drowned, and only because of a bad storm.

Gore suggests Greenland's ice could melt, causing a dangerous rise in sea levels. In fact, Greenland's ice won't melt for thousands of years.

Gore shows the drying up of Lake Chad and claims this was caused by global warming. The Government's expert agreed this was not the case.

Gore claims rising seas have forced people to flee Pacific islands to New Zealand. There is no record of any such warming-caused evacuation."

The problem is that environmentalism which should be a science, has instead become misinformation promoted as the latest pagan religion. This grievous mistake is hardly a new issue, as the first two of the ten commandments prohibit worshiping earth gods.

10/20/2007 12:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weather Channel founder John Coleman comments that "Global Warming ... is the greatest scam in history. ... In time, a decade or two, the outrageous scam will be obvious. ... The sky is not falling. And, natural cycles and drifts in climate are as much if not more responsible for any climate changes underway. I strongly believe that the next twenty years are equally as likely to see a cooling trend as they are to see a warming trend."

11/09/2007 10:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Subject: 100 prominent scientists defy global warming consensus

"Open Letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations

Dec. 13, 2007
His Excellency Ban Ki-Moon
Secretary-General, United Nations
New York, N.Y.

Dear Mr. Secretary-General,

Re: UN climate conference taking the World in entirely the wrong direction

It is not possible to stop climate change, a natural phenomenon that has affected humanity through the ages. Geological, archaeological, oral and written histories all attest to the dramatic challenges posed to past societies from unanticipated changes in temperature, precipitation, winds and other climatic variables. We therefore need to equip nations to become resilient to the full range of these natural phenomena by promoting economic growth and wealth generation.

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued increasingly alarming conclusions about the climatic influences of human-produced carbon dioxide (CO2), a non-polluting gas that is essential to plant photosynthesis. While we understand the evidence that has led them to view CO2 emissions as harmful, the IPCC's conclusions are quite inadequate as justification for implementing policies that will markedly diminish future prosperity. In particular, it is not established that it is possible to significantly alter global climate through cuts in human greenhouse gas emissions. On top of which, because attempts to cut emissions will slow development, the current UN approach of CO2 reduction is likely to increase human suffering from future climate change rather than to decrease it.

The IPCC Summaries for Policy Makers are the most widely read IPCC reports amongst politicians and non-scientists and are the basis for most climate change policy formulation. Yet these Summaries are prepared by a relatively small core writing team with the final drafts approved line-by-line by ­government ­representatives. The great ­majority of IPCC contributors and ­reviewers, and the tens of thousands of other scientists who are qualified to comment on these matters, are not involved in the preparation of these documents. The summaries therefore cannot properly be represented as a consensus view among experts.

Contrary to the impression left by the IPCC Summary reports:

- Recent observations of phenomena such as glacial retreats, sea-level rise and the migration of temperature-sensitive species are not evidence for abnormal climate change, for none of these changes has been shown to lie outside the bounds of known natural variability.

- The average rate of warming of 0.1 to 0. 2 degrees Celsius per decade recorded by satellites during the late 20th century falls within known natural rates of warming and cooling over the last 10,000 years.

- Leading scientists, including some senior IPCC representatives, acknowledge that today's computer models cannot predict climate. Consistent with this, and despite computer projections of temperature rises, there has been no net global warming since 1998. That the current temperature plateau follows a late 20th-century period of warming is consistent with the continuation today of natural multi-decadal or millennial climate cycling.

In stark contrast to the often repeated assertion that the science of climate change is "settled," significant new peer-reviewed research has cast even more doubt on the hypothesis of dangerous human-caused global warming. But because IPCC working groups were generally instructed (see http://ipcc-wg1.ucar.edu/wg1/docs/wg1_timetable_2006-08-14.pdf) to consider work published only through May, 2005, these important findings are not included in their reports; i.e., the IPCC assessment reports are already materially outdated.

The UN climate conference in Bali has been planned to take the world along a path of severe CO2 restrictions, ignoring the lessons apparent from the failure of the Kyoto Protocol, the chaotic nature of the European CO2 trading market, and the ineffectiveness of other costly initiatives to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Balanced cost/benefit analyses provide no support for the introduction of global measures to cap and reduce energy consumption for the purpose of restricting CO2 emissions. Furthermore, it is irrational to apply the "precautionary principle" because many scientists recognize that both climatic coolings and warmings are realistic possibilities over the medium-term future.

The current UN focus on "fighting climate change," as illustrated in the Nov. 27 UN Development Programme's Human Development Report, is distracting governments from adapting to the threat of inevitable natural climate changes, whatever forms they may take. National and international planning for such changes is needed, with a focus on helping our most vulnerable citizens adapt to conditions that lie ahead. Attempts to prevent global climate change from occurring are ultimately futile, and constitute a tragic misallocation of resources that would be better spent on humanity's real and pressing problems.

Yours faithfully,

Don Aitkin, PhD, Professor, social scientist, retired vice-chancellor and president, University of Canberra, Australia

William J.R. Alexander, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Civil and Biosystems Engineering, University of Pretoria, South Africa; Member, UN Scientific and Technical Committee on Natural Disasters, 1994-2000

Bjarne Andresen, PhD, physicist, Professor, The Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Geoff L. Austin, PhD, FNZIP, FRSNZ, Professor, Dept. of Physics, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Timothy F. Ball, PhD, environmental consultant, former climatology professor, University of Winnipeg

Ernst-Georg Beck, Dipl. Biol., Biologist, Merian-Schule Freiburg, Germany

Sonja A. Boehmer-Christiansen, PhD, Reader, Dept. of Geography, Hull University, U.K.; Editor, Energy & Environment journal

Chris C. Borel, PhD, remote sensing scientist, U.S.

Reid A. Bryson, PhD, DSc, DEngr, UNE P. Global 500 Laureate; Senior Scientist, Center for Climatic Research; Emeritus Professor of Meteorology, of Geography, and of Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin

Dan Carruthers, M.Sc., wildlife biology consultant specializing in animal ecology in Arctic and Subarctic regions, Alberta

R.M. Carter, PhD, Professor, Marine Geophysical Laboratory, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia

Ian D. Clark, PhD, Professor, isotope hydrogeology and paleoclimatology, Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Ottawa

Richard S. Courtney, PhD, climate and atmospheric science consultant, IPCC expert reviewer, U.K.

Willem de Lange, PhD, Dept. of Earth and Ocean Sciences, School of Science and Engineering, Waikato University, New Zealand

David Deming, PhD (Geophysics), Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Oklahoma

Freeman J. Dyson, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton, N.J.

Don J. Easterbrook, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Geology, Western Washington University

Lance Endersbee, Emeritus Professor, former dean of Engineering and Pro-Vice Chancellor of Monasy University, Australia

Hans Erren, Doctorandus, geophysicist and climate specialist, Sittard, The Netherlands

Robert H. Essenhigh, PhD, E.G. Bailey Professor of Energy Conversion, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University

Christopher Essex, PhD, Professor of Applied Mathematics and Associate Director of the Program in Theoretical Physics, University of Western Ontario

David Evans, PhD, mathematician, carbon accountant, computer and electrical engineer and head of 'Science Speak,' Australia

William Evans, PhD, editor, American Midland Naturalist; Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame

Stewart Franks, PhD, Professor, Hydroclimatologist, University of Newcastle, Australia

R. W. Gauldie, PhD, Research Professor, Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, School of Ocean Earth Sciences and Technology, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

Lee C. Gerhard, PhD, Senior Scientist Emeritus, University of Kansas; former director and state geologist, Kansas Geological Survey

Gerhard Gerlich, Professor for Mathematical and Theoretical Physics, Institut für Mathematische Physik der TU Braunschweig, Germany

Albrecht Glatzle, PhD, sc.agr., Agro-Biologist and Gerente ejecutivo, INTTAS, Paraguay

Fred Goldberg, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Royal Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Stockholm, Sweden

Vincent Gray, PhD, expert reviewer for the IPCC and author of The Greenhouse Delusion: A Critique of 'Climate Change 2001, Wellington, New Zealand

William M. Gray, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University and Head of the Tropical Meteorology Project

Howard Hayden, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of Connecticut

Louis Hissink MSc, M.A.I.G., editor, AIG News, and consulting geologist, Perth, Western Australia

Craig D. Idso, PhD, Chairman, Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, Arizona

Sherwood B. Idso, PhD, President, Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, AZ, USA

Andrei Illarionov, PhD, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity; founder and director of the Institute of Economic Analysis

Zbigniew Jaworowski, PhD, physicist, Chairman - Scientific Council of Central Laboratory for Radiological Protection, Warsaw, Poland

Jon Jenkins, PhD, MD, computer modelling - virology, NSW, Australia

Wibjorn Karlen, PhD, Emeritus Professor, Dept. of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology, Stockholm University, Sweden

Olavi Kärner, Ph.D., Research Associate, Dept. of Atmospheric Physics, Institute of Astrophysics and Atmospheric Physics, Toravere, Estonia

Joel M. Kauffman, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

David Kear, PhD, FRSNZ, CMG, geologist, former Director-General of NZ Dept. of Scientific & Industrial Research, New Zealand

Madhav Khandekar, PhD, former research scientist, Environment Canada; editor, Climate Research (2003-05); editorial board member, Natural Hazards; IPCC expert reviewer 2007

William Kininmonth M.Sc., M.Admin., former head of Australia's National Climate Centre and a consultant to the World Meteorological organization's Commission for Climatology Jan J.H. Kop, MSc Ceng FICE (Civil Engineer Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers), Emeritus Prof. of Public Health Engineering, Technical University Delft, The Netherlands

Prof. R.W.J. Kouffeld, Emeritus Professor, Energy Conversion, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Salomon Kroonenberg, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Geotechnology, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Hans H.J. Labohm, PhD, economist, former advisor to the executive board, Clingendael Institute (The Netherlands Institute of International Relations), The Netherlands

The Rt. Hon. Lord Lawson of Blaby, economist; Chairman of the Central Europe Trust; former Chancellor of the Exchequer, U.K.

Douglas Leahey, PhD, meteorologist and air-quality consultant, Calgary

David R. Legates, PhD, Director, Center for Climatic Research, University of Delaware

Marcel Leroux, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Climatology, University of Lyon, France; former director of Laboratory of Climatology, Risks and Environment, CNRS

Bryan Leyland, International Climate Science Coalition, consultant and power engineer, Auckland, New Zealand

William Lindqvist, PhD, independent consulting geologist, Calif.

Richard S. Lindzen, PhD, Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology, Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

A.J. Tom van Loon, PhD, Professor of Geology (Quaternary Geology), Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland; former President of the European Association of Science Editors

Anthony R. Lupo, PhD, Associate Professor of Atmospheric Science, Dept. of Soil, Environmental, and Atmospheric Science, University of Missouri-Columbia

Richard Mackey, PhD, Statistician, Australia

Horst Malberg, PhD, Professor for Meteorology and Climatology, Institut für Meteorologie, Berlin, Germany

John Maunder, PhD, Climatologist, former President of the Commission for Climatology of the World Meteorological Organization (89-97), New Zealand

Alister McFarquhar, PhD, international economy, Downing College, Cambridge, U.K.

Ross McKitrick, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Economics, University of Guelph

John McLean, PhD, climate data analyst, computer scientist, Australia

Owen McShane, PhD, economist, head of the International Climate Science Coalition; Director, Centre for Resource Management Studies, New Zealand

Fred Michel, PhD, Director, Institute of Environmental Sciences and Associate Professor of Earth Sciences, Carleton University

Frank Milne, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Economics, Queen's University

Asmunn Moene, PhD, former head of the Forecasting Centre, Meteorological Institute, Norway

Alan Moran, PhD, Energy Economist, Director of the IPA's Deregulation Unit, Australia

Nils-Axel Morner, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Paleogeophysics & Geodynamics, Stockholm University, Sweden

Lubos Motl, PhD, Physicist, former Harvard string theorist, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

John Nicol, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Physics, James Cook University, Australia

David Nowell, M.Sc., Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society, former chairman of the NATO Meteorological Group, Ottawa

James J. O'Brien, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Meteorology and Oceanography, Florida State University

Cliff Ollier, PhD, Professor Emeritus (Geology), Research Fellow, University of Western Australia

Garth W. Paltridge, PhD, atmospheric physicist, Emeritus Professor and former Director of the Institute of Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies, University of Tasmania, Australia

R. Timothy Patterson, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Earth Sciences (paleoclimatology), Carleton University

Al Pekarek, PhD, Associate Professor of Geology, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Dept., St. Cloud State University, Minnesota

Ian Plimer, PhD, Professor of Geology, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide and Emeritus Professor of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne, Australia

Brian Pratt, PhD, Professor of Geology, Sedimentology, University of Saskatchewan

Harry N.A. Priem, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Planetary Geology and Isotope Geophysics, Utrecht University; former director of the Netherlands Institute for Isotope Geosciences

Alex Robson, PhD, Economics, Australian National University Colonel F.P.M. Rombouts, Branch Chief - Safety, Quality and Environment, Royal Netherland Air Force

R.G. Roper, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Atmospheric Sciences, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology

Arthur Rorsch, PhD, Emeritus Professor, Molecular Genetics, Leiden University, The Netherlands

Rob Scagel, M.Sc., forest microclimate specialist, principal consultant, Pacific Phytometric Consultants, B.C.

Tom V. Segalstad, PhD, (Geology/Geochemistry), Head of the Geological Museum and Associate Professor of Resource and Environmental Geology, University of Oslo, Norway

Gary D. Sharp, PhD, Center for Climate/Ocean Resources Study, Salinas, CA

S. Fred Singer, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia and former director Weather Satellite Service

L. Graham Smith, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Geography, University of Western Ontario

Roy W. Spencer, PhD, climatologist, Principal Research Scientist, Earth System Science Center, The University of Alabama, Huntsville

Peter Stilbs, TeknD, Professor of Physical Chemistry, Research Leader, School of Chemical Science and Engineering, KTH (Royal Institute of Technology), Stockholm, Sweden

Hendrik Tennekes, PhD, former director of research, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute

Dick Thoenes, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Chemical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Brian G Valentine, PhD, PE (Chem.), Technology Manager - Industrial Energy Efficiency, Adjunct Associate Professor of Engineering Science, University of Maryland at College Park; Dept of Energy, Washington, DC

Gerrit J. van der Lingen, PhD, geologist and paleoclimatologist, climate change consultant, Geoscience Research and Investigations, New Zealand

Len Walker, PhD, Power Engineering, Australia

Edward J. Wegman, PhD, Department of Computational and Data Sciences, George Mason University, Virginia

Stephan Wilksch, PhD, Professor for Innovation and Technology Management, Production Management and Logistics, University of Technolgy and Economics Berlin, Germany

Boris Winterhalter, PhD, senior marine researcher (retired), Geological Survey of Finland, former professor in marine geology, University of Helsinki, Finland

David E. Wojick, PhD, P.Eng., energy consultant, Virginia

Raphael Wust, PhD, Lecturer, Marine Geology/Sedimentology, James Cook University, Australia

A. Zichichi, PhD, President of the World Federation of Scientists, Geneva, Switzerland; Emeritus Professor of Advanced Physics, University of Bologna, Italy"

12/17/2007 10:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Subject: Gratitude owed to Maurice Hilleman

See: Vaccinated: One Man's Quest to Defeat the World's Deadliest Diseases, HarperCollins Publishers, 2007.

"Maurice Hilleman, a longtime researcher at the pharmaceutical company Merck, may have saved more lives than any other scientist in history. A microbiologist trained at the University of Chicago, Hilleman's goal was the elimination of childhood disease through effective vaccines. And he very nearly succeeded. Chief among his accomplishments are nine vaccines that almost every child gets, rendering formerly dreaded diseases-including often devastating ones such as mumps and rubella-practically harmless. His measles vaccine alone saves several million lives around the globe every year."

12/19/2007 9:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weather Channel founder John Coleman has posted more detailed comments that "Global Warming is a Scam."

3/14/2008 8:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

EARTH DAY 2008: PREDICTIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER WERE WRONG

Washington Policy Center

“By 1985...air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching the earth by one half” – Life magazine, January 1970

Seattle – Another Earth Day is upon us. This is a good time to look back at predictions made on the original Earth Day about environmental disasters that were about to hit the planet.

Most Earth Day predictions turned out to be stunningly wrong. In 1970, environmentalists said there would soon be a new ice age and massive deaths from air pollution. The New York Times foresaw the extinction of the human race. Widely-quoted biologist Paul Ehrlich predicted worldwide starvation by 1975. Documented examples are below.

On this Earth Day 2008, new predictions will again be made about looming environmental disasters about to strike our planet. If past experience is any guide, most of these predictions are wrong. People concerned about our planet’s future should be wary of statements from activists and other interested groups, so we stay focused on real environmental concerns, and don’t waste time on fearsome predictions that will never happen.

• “...civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind,” biologist George Wald, Harvard University, April 19, 1970.

• By 1995, “...somewhere between 75 and 85 percent of all the species of living animals will be extinct.” Sen. Gaylord Nelson, quoting Dr. S. Dillon Ripley, Look magazine, April 1970.

• Because of increased dust, cloud cover and water vapor “...the planet will cool, the water vapor will fall and freeze, and a new Ice Age will be born,” Newsweek magazine, January 26, 1970.

• The world will be “...eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age,” Kenneth Watt, speaking at Swarthmore University, April 19, 1970.

• “We are in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation, and of the world as a suitable place of human habitation,” biologist Barry Commoner, University of Washington, writing in the journal Environment, April 1970.

• “Man must stop pollution and conserve his resources, not merely to enhance existence but to save the race from the intolerable deteriorations and possible extinction,” The New York Times editorial, April 20, 1970.

• “By 1985, air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half...” Life magazine, January 1970.

• “Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make,” Paul Ehrlich, interview in Mademoiselle magazine, April 1970.

• “...air pollution...is certainly going to take hundreds of thousands of lives in the next few years alone,” Paul Ehrlich, interview in Mademoiselle magazine, April 1970.

• Ehrlich also predicted that in 1973, 200,000 Americans would die from air pollution, and that by 1980 the life expectancy of Americans would be 42 years.

• “It is already too late to avoid mass starvation,” Earth Day organizer Denis Hayes, The Living Wilderness, Spring 1970.

• “By the year 2000...the entire world, with the exception of Western Europe, North America and Australia, will be in famine,” Peter Gunter, North Texas State University, The Living Wilderness, Spring 1970.

Our purpose on Earth Day 2008 is not simply to point out how often environmental activists have been wrong, but to learn from the mistakes made during past Earth Days. Learning from the past will give us a better understanding of our world and the threats that face it.

By being skeptical about routine portents of doom, we can stay focused on the real threats that face our planet, and on the reasonable and achievable actions we as a society can take to meet them.

5/10/2008 6:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Article on Pebble Bed Modular Reactors, a simpler design for nuclear reactors that just might provide inexpensive safe electrical generation to replace fossil fuel.

5/24/2008 3:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A police chief explains how to easily further dramatically reduce crime and violence.

6/06/2008 2:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

End U.S. oil imports by turning coal into gasoline and clean diesel fuel using the heat from a safe nuclear reactor to liquify the coal while also producing electricity, allowing an even smaller "carbon footprint" than with electric cars.

6/06/2008 11:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Genome pioneer Craig Venter wants to make a bacterium that will eat CO2 and produce fuel."

6/15/2008 8:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Some facts about greenhouse and global warming."

7/11/2008 8:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Three ways to get the first new nuclear power plants built very quickly."

8/02/2008 4:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If Stupidity Got Us Into this mess, Then Why Can’t it Get Us Out?" —Will Rogers

10/11/2008 6:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Heaviest Element Known to Science
Scientists Discover New Element, the Heaviest Yet Known to Science

Lawrence Livermore Laboratories has discovered the heaviest element yet
known to science.

The new element, Governmentium (Gv), has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons, and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312.

These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons.

Since Governmentium has no electrons, it is inert; however, it can be detected, because it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact. A tiny amount of Governmentium can cause a reaction that would normally take less than a second, to take from 4 days to 4 years to complete.

Governmentium has a normal half-life of 2-6 years. It does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganization in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places.

In fact, Governmentium's mass will actually increase over time, since each reorganization will cause more morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes.

This characteristic of morons promotion leads some scientists to believe that Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a critical concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as critical morass.

When catalysed with money, Governmentium becomes Administratium, an element that radiates just as much energy as Governmentium since it has half as many peons but twice as many morons.

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE

2/03/2009 3:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Excessive intervention in economic activity and blind faith in the state's omnipotence is another possible mistake.

True, the state's increased role in times of crisis is a natural reaction to market setbacks. Instead of streamlining market mechanisms, some are tempted to expand state economic intervention to the greatest possible extent.

The concentration of surplus assets in the hands of the state is a negative aspect of anti-crisis measures in virtually every nation.

In the 20th century, the Soviet Union made the state's role absolute. In the long run, this made the Soviet economy totally uncompetitive. This lesson cost us dearly. I am sure nobody wants to see it repeated."

—Russian Prime Minister Vladamir Putin at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, February, 2009 warning the United States about the dangers of Socialism

2/19/2009 11:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ENERGY INDEPENDENCE:

THE SOLUTION TO AMERICAN'S DEPENDENCE ON IMPORTING FOREIGN ENERGY IS (1) MASS PRODUCTION OF (2) STANDARDIZED CONSTRUCTION (3) PEBBLE BED MODULAR REACTORS (4) LOCATED IN MANY STORY UNDERGROUND
VAULTS (5) SITED AT U.S. MILTARY BASES – WHICH COMBINATION HAS THE ADVANTAGES OF LOW COST, SECURITY, DEFENSIBLE, PREVENTS AIR ATTACKS, MELTDOWN IMPOSSIBLE, SMALL, UNOBTRUSIVE, AND SCALABLE, RAPID DEPLOYMENT, AVOIDS THE NIMBY PROBLEM, IS AWAY FROM LARGE POPULATION CENTERS, TAKES ADVANTAGE OF THE EXISTING NUCLEAR NAVY'S ENGINEERING EXPERTISE AND LONG SAFETY RECORD.

3/04/2009 9:32 AM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

Who could have predicted the current economic crisis?

3/23/2009 8:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The conclusion of the Index of Leading Environmental Indicators, 2008 is that "environmental improvement in the United States has been substantial and dramatic ... "

4/22/2009 11:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Environmentalists are causing another very dangerous fiasco by mandating lead free solder which now makes all electronics unreliable:

"Lead-free solders used today simply cannot make as reliable mechanical bonds or as reliable electrical interconnects as older eutectic solders with 100 years of proven reliability.
This makes virtually all electronic products vulnerable to early failure. The problem is ignorant legislators with no understanding of technology and manufacturing.
The electronics manufacturing industry is trying to overcome the lead-free directive but it will probably need a major catastrophe to change ignorant government officials' minds."

7/12/2009 8:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prof. Mojib Latif of Germany's Leibniz Institute, a lead author for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). last week in Geneva at the UN's World Climate Conference conceded the Earth has not warmed for nearly a decade and that we are likely entering "one or even two decades during which temperatures cool."

9/22/2009 8:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

See, Nuclear No-Contest by James P. Hogan.

9/27/2009 6:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

See, Caught Green-Handed! Cold facts about the hot topic of global temperature change after the Climategate scandal by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley, UK

12/01/2009 12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Example of totally dishonest, highly offensive, utterly disgusting, moronic environmentalism.

12/08/2009 10:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."H. L. Mencken

12/10/2009 5:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Climategate admissions: "Phil Jones, who stepped down recently as head of the embattled Climate Research Unit at East Anglia University, acknowledges that there's been no 'statistically significant' warming for 15 years, some of the temperatures records have been lost and the Medieval Warm Period may have been warmer than temperatures today."

2/15/2010 11:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BBC Q&A with Professor Phil Jones.

2/16/2010 1:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades."

2/22/2010 2:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you seen "The Story of Stuff" video? Really evil anti-capitalist propaganda created to mislead and indoctrinate children. Virtually everything said is the opposite of the truth. It's truly astounding that they can make a fundamental error about every twenty seconds and keep doing this throughout the video! It would make a great course in economics for kids to understand each of the blunders and why what they are saying at each step is almost exactly wrong.

3/05/2010 9:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you noticed that earth day is held each year on Vladimir Ilyich Lenin's birthday, April 22nd?

8/27/2010 10:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A shocking video commercial by environmentalists reveals their sincere murderous fanaticism, in keeping with both the worst of German fascism and Carl Marx's admission that under socialism/communism 20% of the population would need to be liquidated.

'NO PRESSURE': NEW ENVIRONMENTAL CAMPAIGN GLORIFIES ECO-FASCISM:

"The latest anti-global warming campaign aimed at getting people around the world to reduce their carbon footprint has backfired. Big time. ... "

If you want to understand the true mindset of progressives, don't miss viewing their disturbing video message. [For adult viewers only.]

10/03/2010 12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unbelievable! ... Here is that disgusting "believe as we environmentalists do or we will kill you" UK propaganda video on Youtube. [Yes, this is actually a real ad made by leading British environmentalists, not a spoof!] Surprising that they let their guard down to reveal their true beliefs. Unfortunately this is how they think. Frightening!

10/04/2010 12:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" ... the global warming scam ... is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life as a physicist." Harold Lewis, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara

10/11/2010 3:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" ... we redistribute de facto the world’s wealth by climate policy. ... One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with environmental policy ... " —Ottmar Edenhofer, Co-chair of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Changes Working Group III, and lead author of the IPCC’s 2007 Report

11/19/2010 10:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It is not a good policy to have these massive subsidies for ... ethanol ... was a mistake." —Al Gore, Jr., former U.S. Vice President, 11/2010

11/22/2010 2:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

History of health and wealth – A 4 minute, 200 year animation recommended by Bill Gates

Hans Rosling's 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes - The Joy of Stats - BBC Four

12/19/2010 1:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"More than any other single person of this age, he helped to provide bread for a hungry world." —Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony, 1970

Norman Borlaug saved a billion lives from starvation by inventing a more productive variety of wheat.

3/13/2011 11:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

China 210 megawatt pebble bed nuclear reactor starts construction April, 2011.

[Courtesy Google Alerts.]

3/26/2011 5:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Technological progress has occurred so fast that today's handheld battery operated iPad 2 is the same speed as the fastest supercomputer in the world in 1985, the Cray 2. The iPad 2 would have remained on the list of the world's 500 fastest computers until 1994.

5/10/2011 11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Power corrupts; nuclear power corrupts absolutely. ... There is no contradiction between favouring the machines and opposing the machinations." George Monbiot

7/09/2011 10:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Status report on China's High Temperature gas-cooled Pebble-
bed Modular Nuclear Reactor
.

7/16/2011 8:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nobel Prize-winning physicist resigns from American Physical Society over its exaggerated global warming claims

9/18/2011 1:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More wildly wrong predictions made by experts:


"[The telephone] has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. This device is inherently of no value to us." —Western Union executives, 1876

"Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value." —Marshal Ferdinand, 1911 (later, Commander of French Military Forces in World War I)

"This concept [for Federal Express overnight package delivery] is interesting but not feasible." —Yale Economics Professor to his student, FEDEX founder, Fred Smith, on why his proposal was only worth a grade of "C," 1965

"The United States will not be a threat to us for decades ... at the earliest, 1970." —Adolph Hitler, 1940

"There is no reason why anyone would want a computer in their home." —Ken Olsen, Founder of Digital Equipment Corporation, 1977

9/18/2011 1:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For prosperity, rules matter: Dubai to create a financial center took 110 acres and replaced Sharia law with more business friendly British common law just there to change an empty lot into the sixteenth most powerful financial center in the world in only eight years! Michael Strong, Free Cities Project founder

10/01/2011 7:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"There's more gold in a pound of electronics than a pound of gold ore ... " Ken Byer, CEO of recycler Cloud Blue

10/15/2011 11:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Adoption of new technologies: "the first internal combustion engine was (arguably) the Pyréolophore invented by Nicéphore and Claude Niépce in 1807, but car ownership wasn't really commonplace until the first decade of the 1900s. ... it took more than a century for the impact of the technology to become widespread. As technological revolutions go, that one was pretty slow. ... (the number of years required for various technologies to be adopted by one-quarter of the U.S. population) ... electricity transmission and use, which was developed in 1873, took 46 years to reach a mass market, while the telephone (1876) took only 35 years. The radio (1897) took only 31 years, television (1926) took 26, the PC (1975) just 16 years, the mobile phone (1983) a mere 13 years, and the Web (1991) a blisteringly fast seven years."

10/21/2011 2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Professor Richard A. Muller and his physics colleagues at the University of California, Berkeley have reanalyzed the temperature data and concluded that despite having poor data that global warming is real. Unfortunately, even if correct that the world is warmer, it has been warmer and cooler in the past, and as he explains, they did not assess and did not answer the question of "How much of the warming is due to humans and what will be the likely effects?"

The continued difficulty is that climate computer models are not reality, and playing with unverifiable computer code is not the same as science.

Actual science saying that human activity is causing global warming, to what extent, what the effects will result, and what would work at reasonable cost to reduce possible adverse consequences is all lacking, and is required before it is rational to do harmful things in an effort to mitigate against speculative future harms. Otherwise you are far more likely to do more harm than good, as there are an unlimited number of unverifiable possible future dangers against which you can do an unlimited amount of harm in a worthless attempt to prevent.

11/01/2011 1:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not exactly what the "news" would lead you to expect:

United States "on track to be a net exporter of petroleum products in 2011 for the first time in 62 years ... According to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration".

11/30/2011 10:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Small nuclear reactors and the US Energy Future.

12/18/2011 8:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Book: The Rational Optimist by Matt Ridley.

12/23/2011 10:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Insurance companies win because most people think bad things happen far more often than they actually do."

12/28/2011 11:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" ... a large and growing number of distinguished scientists and engineers do not agree that drastic actions on global warming are needed." —Wall Street Journal

1/27/2012 12:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Debunking the anti- free market nonsense, falsely claiming that Apple harms its workers:

Support the workers.

Buy Apple.

2/01/2012 8:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Radio's 'This American Life' retracts Apple story:

"The public radio program This American Life on Friday retracted a story about what [Mike Daisey] said he found while investigating Apple operations in China, citing 'numerous fabrications.' "

3/16/2012 4:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truthiness, a new word that socialists use for lying:

"What, that thing about the exploited iPad workers in China? Didn’t they find out that was a hoax or something?"

Also see, RETRACTING "MR. DAISEY AND THE APPLE FACTORY".

3/16/2012 4:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

See, Global Warming Models Are Wrong Again: The observed response of the climate to more CO2 is not in good agreement with predictions by Professor William Happer, Princeton University, Wall Street Journal, March 27, 2012:

" ... lack of any statistically significant warming for over a decade ... CO2 is not a pollutant. Life on earth flourished for hundreds of millions of years at much higher CO2 levels than we see today. Increasing CO2 levels will be a net benefit because cultivated plants grow better and are more resistant to drought at higher CO2 levels, and because warming and other supposedly harmful effects of CO2 have been greatly exaggerated. ... The observed response of the climate to more CO2 is not in good agreement with model predictions. ... "

3/27/2012 8:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A few guys in Florida concerned about environmental extremism made a Youtube video in a week expecting maybe a few hundred views, and were total blown away as millions of people have watched it.

5/05/2012 12:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We can help to save the earth from another catastrophic asteroid impact.

6/28/2012 9:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission:

“What must be admitted, very painfully, is that this was a disaster ‘Made in Japan,’” ... “Its fundamental causes are to be found in the ingrained conventions of Japanese culture: our reflexive obedience; our reluctance to question authority; our devotion to ‘sticking with the program;’ our groupism; and our insularity.”

7/05/2012 3:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When your car suddenly accelerates without you pressing on the gas pedal, you have just been killed by an environmentalist! (It is particularly stupid to remove the tiny amount of lead that keeps car electronics safe in a vehicle with a large lead battery.)

Just as incompetent environmentalists have made buildings unsafe in fires by removing the asbestos that prevents the steel beams from failing (why the World Trade Center buildings fell), they have also removed the lead from solder, rendering all electronics unsafe, unreliable, and of limited lifespan.

Read about this environmentalist created calamity of tin whiskers in this NASA report.

7/12/2012 3:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" ... If you also include state and local spending, the government will spend nearly a trillion dollars this year fighting poverty. ... All this welfare spending adds up to $20,610 for every poor man, woman and child in the [United States]. For a poor family of three, that's nearly $62,000 dollars. The poverty line for that family is just $18,500. With this kind of spending, poverty should be wiped out – instead it's growing. ... " Gerri Willis

7/25/2012 12:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Predicting technology development ...

"Moore’s Law (1965). Time is the teacher. The cost of a unit decreases exponentially over time. ...

Wright’s Law (1936). We learn by doing. The cost of a unit decreases as a function of the cumulative production. ... "

8/21/2012 9:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As of yesterday, Apple, Inc. became the most valuable company in the history of the world, with a market capitalization of $624 billion.

8/21/2012 9:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is illogical to attribute melting polar ice to human caused global warming because there is considerable evidence from multiple sources that this has happened many times in the past, prior to industrialized human society burning fossil fuels. For example,

1) The southern McMurdo Sound Antarctic core yielded clear evidence of some 74 cycles of ice sheet buildup and retreat during a 6-million-year stretch starting in the Miocene Epoch some 20 million years ago.

2) An 80-foot core that dates back about three million years is closely examined. It contains microfossils of single-celled animals ... the size of a grain of sand ... measuring the amount of two metals, magnesium and calcium, that are in the ocean and get incorporated into the shell of the foram when it’s growing in the ocean. And that process is dependent on the temperature of the ocean. ... during the Pliocene ... temperatures were three to four, perhaps five degrees above present. ... Even just one degree rise in ocean temperatures in the waters surrounding Antarctica will attack and begin to melt the ice shelves from below, very quickly. ... indicating that ice both froze and then melted many times ... There was ice and there was no ice.

3) Drilling a sediment core at Lake El'gygytgyn in the northeastern Russian Arctic found almost a dozen intervals in the core over the last 2.8 million years when the climate was naturally much warmer than the present.

4) Ice rafted debris found by drilling through marine sediments can distinguish six distinct events in cores of mud retrieved from the sea floor in the last 60,000 years.

9/08/2012 4:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Bangladesh today is far wealthier than Holland was when it built its dikes." —Former British Cabinet Minister Peter Lilley

10/10/2012 12:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Avoidable misery is both hypocritical and immoral:

"Armchair environmentalists may romantically imagine us returning to the simple life without dependence on fossil fuels which they imagine poor people enjoy ... The reality is a lot grimmer: In fact, it means lives of grinding toil – where water is hauled every day rather than pumped through pipes; where fields are tilled and crops harvested by hand rather than with tractors and combine harvesters; where surplus crops – if any surplus can be produced without fertilisers - must be carried to market on your own or your animal’s back; where you have no light to read or study by in the evening; where you cannot run any of the domestic appliances, from fridge to TV, which we all take for granted; where you cannot buy cheap clothes, food, and mass-produced goods made elsewhere because there is no transport to bring it to local markets; where hospitals cannot run X-ray machines, sterilise equipment or keep drugs cool because they have no electricity."

Peter Lilley

10/10/2012 12:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apple's snarky Samsung post not good enough for British judge:

Samsung / Apple UK judgment

"On 9th July 2012 the High Court of Justice of England and Wales ruled that Samsung Electronic (UK) Limited’s Galaxy Tablet Computer, namely the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Tab 8.9 and Tab 7.7 do not infringe Apple’s registered design No. 0000181607-0001. A copy of the full judgment of the High court is available on the following link www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Patents/2012/1882.html.

In the ruling, the judge made several important points comparing the designs of the Apple and Samsung products:

"The extreme simplicity of the Apple design is striking. Overall it has undecorated flat surfaces with a plate of glass on the front all the way out to a very thin rim and a blank back. There is a crisp edge around the rim and a combination of curves, both at the corners and the sides. The design looks like an object the informed user would want to pick up and hold. It is an understated, smooth and simple product. It is a cool design."

"The informed user's overall impression of each of the Samsung Galaxy Tablets is the following. From the front they belong to the family which includes the Apple design; but the Samsung products are very thin, almost insubstantial members of that family with unusual details on the back. They do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design. They are not as cool."

That Judgment has effect throughout the European Union and was upheld by the Court of Appeal on 18 October 2012. A copy of the Court of Appeal’s judgment is available on the following link www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2012/1339.html. There is no injunction in respect of the registered design in force anywhere in Europe.

However, in a case tried in Germany regarding the same patent, the court found that Samsung engaged in unfair competition by copying the iPad design. A U.S. jury also found Samsung guilty of infringing on Apple's design and utility patents, awarding over one billion U.S. dollars in damages to Apple Inc. So while the U.K. court did not find Samsung guilty of infringement, other courts have recognized that in the course of creating its Galaxy tablet, Samsung willfully copied Apple's far more popular iPad."

11/01/2012 1:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another example of irrational fears motivating stupidity that would kill children is the attempt to ban the safe multiple dose vaccine preservative Thimerosal. This almost certainly would result in third world children dying due to lack of inexpensive vaccinations.

12/17/2012 11:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Having children murdered in their school is terrible, but suicidal murders don't obey the law so passing gun laws has no effect. What seems totally inexcusable is passing laws requiring that schools must be defenseless against such attacks. If air marshals are a good idea that protects passengers, why are schools, colleges, and military bases left defenseless?

12/17/2012 11:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More about 'tin whiskers' (incompetent environmentalists have made electronics unreliable and unsafe).

12/22/2012 12:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Tin whiskers are a deadly side-effect of malinformed do-gooders who are trying to ban lead. They often make electronic circuits go haywire, sometimes with deadly results, as in the Toyota unintended acceleration deaths." —Ken Rockwell

12/25/2012 1:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"New York Times Puts Story of Leaked Fracking Is Safe Report Covered Up for a Year on Page A19."

1/07/2013 11:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The lives of the poorest have improved more rapidly in the past 15 years than ever before." Bill Gates

1/30/2013 2:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"What If We Never Run Out of Oil?"

5/03/2013 3:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Global warming 5 million years ago raised sea levels by 20 metres."

If it happened before naturally, why would anyone be confident that if the same thing happens again that it must be due to human activity?

7/22/2013 12:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lightning starts the frequent small fires that are necessary to the health of forests. Incompetent environmentalists insist on putting out these fires, and prevent thinning forests and removal of dead trees. The result is forest fires with flames 90 feet high advancing at 12 mph instead of natural fires with flames 3 feet high advancing at 3 mph. This destroys the forests instead of the natural reinvigoration, and kills firefighters.

8/05/2013 4:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another discovery showing (with ice penetrating radar) that it was much warmer in the past:

"a massive canyon – more than twice the size of Arizona's Grand Canyon – beneath an ice sheet in Greenland ... more than 460 miles long and nearly a half mile deep ... which has the features of a meandering river".

8/30/2013 9:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) ... says there was 60 per cent more Arctic sea ice this August than at the same time last year."

9/09/2013 11:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" ... by 2010 the 2000 prediction of the IPCC was wrong by well over a degree, and the gap was widening"

9/13/2013 8:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The Correct US Poverty Rate Is Around and About Zero ... The US poverty numbers today do not measure the number of people still in poverty after the aid given: they measure the number of people in poverty before aid is given. ... the very poorest of the poor in the US, the bottom 5% (and thus very definitely below that poverty line) are in fact richer than 95% of all Indians. And 85% of all Chinese and 55% of all Brazilians."

9/21/2013 9:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Row over IPCC report as nations 'try to hide lack of climate change' ... Documents seen by the Associated Press (AP) show attempts at political interference in the final report"

9/23/2013 3:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"World's top climate scientists told to 'cover up' the fact that the Earth's temperature hasn't risen for the last 15 years"

9/23/2013 3:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"World's top climate scientists confess: Global warming is just QUARTER what we thought - and computers got the effects of greenhouse gases wrong"

9/23/2013 3:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Climate "Models do not generally reproduce the observed reduction in surface warming trend over the last 10 –15 years. ... No best estimate for equilibrium climate sensitivity can now be given because of a lack of agreement on values across assessed lines of evidence and studies. ... Most models simulate a small downward trend in Antarctic sea ice extent, albeit with large inter-model spread, in contrast to the small upward trend in observations." IPCC 2013 Report

9/28/2013 11:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New York Times article recommends nuclear power as the most viable alternative energy.

11/19/2013 10:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Climate change likely due to variation in solar output discussed in an article about the sudden very cold climate in the 1600's when sunspots disappeared: Global cooling: When the climate changed astonishingly fast.

11/19/2013 10:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So which is it – is wind power required to save the planet or is building windmills an environmental crime?

Guilty plea is first in windmill bird kill by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press, November 23, 2013:

"A major U.S. power company ... Duke Energy Corp. ... has pleaded guilty to ... killing 14 eagles and 149 other birds at its Top of the World and Campbell Hill wind farms outside Casper, ... Wyoming ... and agreed to pay $1 million as part of the first enforcement of environmental laws protecting birds against wind energy facilities."


The old joke is that 'under socialism everything that is not required is prohibited.' This latest environmental incompetence takes this one step further with wind power simultaneously being both subsidized by the government and prosecuted by them as a crime. No wonder the U.S. economy is in so much trouble.

11/24/2013 7:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"In 2012, there were an estimated 207 million cases of malaria, causing about 627 000 deaths ... mainly children in Africa ... 'The fact that so many people are infected and dying from mosquito bites is one of the greatest tragedies of the 21st century,' said ... World Health Organisation ... Director-General Margaret Chan. ... Death rates worldwide fell by 45 percent between 2000 and 2012 in all age groups, and by 51 percent in children under five. ... The main interventions for malaria are indoor spraying, diagnostic testing, artemisinin-based combination drug therapies, and bed nets treated with insecticides. However, malaria parasites are showing signs of resistance to insecticides in 64 countries."

12/12/2013 7:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"WHO said it has so little information it cannot tell if malaria cases are going up or down in the worst-hit countries ... "

12/12/2013 7:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Millions of lives have been saved by vaccinations, but when anti-vaccination fools endanger the lives of children, a map of "vaccine-preventable outbreaks" worldwide 2008-2014, shows the completely avoidable results.

3/07/2014 3:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The World's Resources Aren't Running Out By MATT RIDLEY

5/01/2014 10:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Natural climate warming caused huge ice sheet collapses in Antarctica eight times in the past 20,000 years."

5/29/2014 9:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To understand just how fast life is getting better, read about retirement in the 1950's when most people (except factory workers) kept working until they became too disabled to continue, received an average Social Security benefit of $29 per month (equivalent to $280/month in 2012 dollars), died after an average of 8 years in retirement, and "doctors ... didn't go to heroic efforts to treat serious, chronic conditions such as heart disease or cancer."

5/30/2014 11:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Researchers Find Major West Antarctic Glacier Melting from Geothermal Sources."

6/13/2014 8:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"There are more museums in the US than there are Starbucks and McDonalds – combined."

6/13/2014 1:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Over that 40-year stretch from 1972 to 2012, U.S. per capita disposable income more than doubled, even after adjusting for inflation.

6/15/2014 11:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Childhood is a fairly recent economic innovation. For most of recorded history, a vast majority of people began working by age 4, typically on a farm, and were full time by 10."

6/23/2014 6:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Climate change fixes are a fantasy:
What It Would Really Take to Reverse Climate Change: Today’s renewable energy technologies won’t save us.

11/20/2014 2:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Halving of malaria deaths 'tremendous achievement'

" ... between 2001 and 2013, 4.3 million deaths were averted, 3.9 million of which were children under the age of five in sub-Saharan Africa. ... In 2004, 3% of those at risk had access to mosquito nets, but now 50% do. ... "

12/09/2014 5:29 AM  

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