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February 3, 2011

GLOBAL WARMISTS GET THEIR SNOW

From the global warming files.

RFK, Jr. 15 months ago: Global warming means no snow or cold in DC

Sen. Jim DeMint twitters: D.C. snow will continue ‘until Al Gore cries uncle’

It’s going to keep snowing in DC until Al Gore cries “uncle”

December 4, 2010

Neo-Pagans Open Cancun Conference on Global Warming

Ixcel, from the pantheon of "Gaia."

Is that a human head she’s holding?  Christ almighty.  The Right didn’t coopt “Jesus,” the Left tossed him in the gutter.  Lest you still thought the activistas of the Green movement were all scientific atheist types offering rational reasons why human population must be drastically reduced and fossil fuels eliminated, rather than the radical feminist, neo- pagan Gaia spiritualists they really are.  These are the opening statements at Cancun, mind you, not just some no-name activista conducting a workshop to an empty room down the hallway.

Cancun talks start with a call to the gods

Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, invoked the ancient jaguar goddess Ixchel in her opening statement to delegates gathered in Cancun, Mexico, noting that Ixchel was not only goddess of the moon, but also “the goddess of reason, creativity and weaving. May she inspire you — because today, you are gathered in Cancun to weave together the elements of a solid response to climate change, using both reason and creativity as your tools.”

“Excellencies, the goddess Ixchel would probably tell you that a tapestry is the result of the skilful interlacing of many threads,” said Figueres, who hails from Costa Rica and started her greetings in Spanish before switching to English. “I am convinced that 20 years from now, we will admire the policy tapestry that you have woven together and think back fondly to Cancun and the inspiration of Ixchel.”

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Christina is definitely going to need a goddess of “weaving” to concoct any kind of convincing argument as to why governments should adopt measures to cripple their economies and and usher in the global Depression.  How fitting for the anti-human Warmists to invoke a pagan goddess whose pantheon demanded human sacrifice.

September 1, 2010

Eco Terrorist: ‘Awakened’ by Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Truth’

Inspired by Al Gore

Remember all that “violence” and “racism” the Tea Party was accused by the Democrats of stirring up?  Recall Katie Couric & Co. lambasting Sarah Palin for saying certain states had to be “targeted”, implying she was using code for violence?  After nearly two years of accusing the Rightwing of racism and stoking violence through anti-Obama, anti-big government rhetoric, it’s on the far Left’s anti-human side of the aisle that the bodies continues to pile up.  First a race massacre the likes of which have not been seen in living memory in this country. And now this.  Pretend it had been a Rightwinger taking hostages in the name of “smaller government.”  How do you think the Left and their MSM lackeys would be spinning this?  Will Keith Olberman, Al Gore, The Huffington Post, the Democrats, the Democrat Black Caucus, et al., be held responsible for all the mayhem and murder their race-baiting and environmental fear mongering is causing?  Why, of course not!  Different rules entirely for Libs.

Police kill Discovery Building Gunman

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Police shot and killed a gunman who held three hostages for several hours Wednesday at the Discovery Communications building in Silver Spring, Md., authorities said. They said the hostages were safe.

At least one explosive device went off when he was shot, and other explosive devices could still be in the building in Montgomery County in suburban Washington, D.C., they said. It was not clear whether there was any damage.  Montgomery County police Chief Thomas Manger said no one was believed to have been injured beyond the gunman, whose condition he said was unknown. Other law enforcement authorities told NBC News that the gunman was dead.

The building in the close-in suburb of Washington was safely evacuated, including the Discovery Kids Place day care center, police said.  Law enforcement authorities told NBC News they believed the man was James Jay Lee or James Jae Lee, 43, a longtime protester at the building who was sentenced to six months of supervised probation for disorderly conduct in March 2008.

‘The planet does not need humans’

Lee appears to have posted environmental and population-control demands online, saying humans are ruining the planet and that Discovery should develop programs to sound the alarm.

“I want Discovery Communications to broadcast on their channels to the world their new program lineup and I want proof they are doing so. I want the new shows started by asking the public for inventive solution ideas to save the planet and the remaining wildlife on it,” the alleged manifesto reads, adding:

“Nothing is more important than saving … the Lions, Tigers, Giraffes, Elephants, Froggies, Turtles, Apes, Raccoons, Beetles, Ants, Sharks, Bears, and, of course, the Squirrels. The humans? The planet does not need humans.”

Lee said at the time that he experienced an ‘‘awakening” when he watched former Vice President Al Gore’s environmental documentary ‘‘An Inconvenient Truth.”

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August 12, 2010

Global Warmism: NOAA Fakes Temp Data in Wisconsin

600°F in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin!

Global warming data apparently cooked by U.S. government-funded body shows astounding temperature fraud with increases averaging 10 to 15 degrees Fahrenheit.  The tax-payer funded National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has become mired in fresh global warming data scandal involving numbers for the Great Lakes region that substantially ramp up averages.

A beleaguered federal agency appears to be implicated in the most blatant and extreme case of climate data fraud yet seen. Official records have been confirmed as evidence that a handful of temperature records for the Great Lakes region have been hiked up by literally hundreds of degrees to substantially inflate the average temperature range for the northeastern United States.

Under a scheme called ‘Sea Grant’ NOAA collaborates with national universities to compile an official federal temperature record. In this instance, the partnersip is with Michigan University’s ‘Coastal Watch.’  Together the two institutions show temperature maps for northern Lake Michigan registering an absurd 430 degrees Fahrenheit -yes, you read it right –that’s four hundred and thirty degrees-and this is by no means the highest temperature recorded on the charts.

In the heated debate about Earth’s ever-changing climate you certainly don’t need to be scientist to figure out that the Great Lakes would have boiled away at a mere 212 degrees so something has seriously gone awry inside this well-funded program.  In addition to its civilian employees, NOAA research and operations are supported by 300 uniformed service members who make up the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps. But don’t bet on anyone being court-marshalled over this latest global warming fiasco.  [Wisconsin] really got cooking this July 4th around 9:59AM, according to NOAA and Coast Watch. It was there, at the bottom left row of the temperature data points, that the records reveal on that day a phenomenally furnace-like 600 degrees Fahrenheit.

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July 28, 2010

A Modest Proposal

Libs are notoriously stingy when it comes to their charitable giving.  It’s a known and proven fact. In their defense, they might say they believe in government solutions, not private charitable ones.  Fine.  Does that mean they’re paying more to the IRS than the rest of us?  I’ve never seen any evidence of that.  Here’s what I propose.  If Libs decided to give in the form of additional taxes the difference they’re giving to charity, we wouldn’t need to raise taxes.  There’s nothing stopping them from making that additional yearly contribution to their government if they so chose to.  Think of the benefits: our federal deficits would disappear overnight, Libs would finally put their money where their mouth is when it comes to their faith in government, and we’d all finally be paying equally into the public trough, each in our own way.  This column offers a similar solution to man-made global warming.  Put your money where you mouth is:

Manmade Global Warming: The Solution

Manmade global warming, like so many other social and economic issues, has become hopelessly politicized. Each side has dug in its heels and has accused the other of acting irresponsibly and dishonestly. For the believers, the other side has become the equivalent of Holocaust deniers; and for the doubters, the other side has become a cult intent on manipulating mankind to remake the world in some sort of natural Utopian image.

The divide has become so great, it seems virtually impossible to bridge the gap. However, I’m not writing for Ricochet merely to outline problems; I’m here to offer real solutions. And I’m not just blowing carbon dioxide.

Let’s assume that a third of the world’s population really believes mankind has the power to adjust the Earth’s thermostat through lifestyle decisions. The percentage may be higher or lower, but, for the sake of this exercise, let’s put it at one-third. Now it seems to me these people have a special obligation to change their lives dramatically because they truly believe catastrophe lies ahead if they don’t. The other two-thirds are merely ignorant, so they can hardly be blamed for their actions.

Now, if those True Believers would give up their cars and big homes and truly change the way they live, I can’t imagine that there wouldn’t be some measurable impact on the Earth in just a few short years. I’m not talking about recycling Evian bottles, but truly simplifying their lives. Even if you were, say, a former Vice President, you would give up extra homes and jets and limos. I see communes with organic farms and lives freed from polluting technology.

Then, when the rest of us saw the results of their actions—you know, the earth cooling, oceans lowering, polar bears frolicking and glaciers growing—we would see the error of our ways and join the crusade voluntarily and enthusiastically.

How about it? Why wait for governments to change us? You who have already seen the light have it within your grasp to act in concert with each other and change the world forever. And I hate to be a scold, but you have a special obligation to do it because you believe it so strongly. Then, instead of looking at isolated tree rings and computer models, you’d have real results to point to, and even the skeptics would see the error of their ways and join you.

So start Tweeting each other and get the ball rolling. We’ll anxiously await results. See, I told you I had the solution. My work here is done.

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July 2, 2010

Whistleblower: IPCC consensus on Global Warming was phoney

Thank God for the interwebs.  More IPCC global warming deception exposed:

The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change misled the press and public into believing that thousands of scientists backed its claims on manmade global warming, according to Mike Hulme, a prominent climate scientist and IPCC insider. The actual number of scientists who backed that claim was “only a few dozen experts,” he states in a paper for Progress in Physical Geography, co-authored with student Martin Mahony.

“Claims such as ‘2,500 of the world’s leading scientists have reached a consensus that human activities are having a significant influence on the climate’ are disingenuous,” the paper states unambiguously, adding that they rendered “the IPCC vulnerable to outside criticism.”

Hulme, Professor of Climate Change in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia –  the university of Climategate fame — is the founding Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and one of the UK’s most prominent climate scientists. Among his many roles in the climate change establishment, Hulme was the IPCC’s co-ordinating Lead Author for its chapter on ‘Climate scenario development’ for its Third Assessment Report and a contributing author of several other chapters.

Hulme’s depiction of IPCC’s exaggeration of the number of scientists who backed its claim about man-made climate change can be found on pages 10 and 11 of his paper, found here.

The real inconvenient truth here is that this story will not be reported in the U.S. media because Obama still has an energy tax to push through.

July 1, 2010

The Greening of the church: When Ecology Replaces Theology

In the post-christian age, the Church no longer decides what’s moral and what isn’t.  Rather, it follows the social trends playing out in the secular world and jumps on that bandwagon.  That’s how a dying church stays “relevant” in a world where it has become all but obsolete.  It does not challenge the secular world and offer an alternative, but rather affirms the secular world.  The problem is folks don’t need to join a church in order to believe in gay marriage, global warming, or whatever else comes down the secular pike.  Both are offered in spades by the secular world, and Christianity’s eagerness to ditch traditional teaching in favor of secular progressive social norms further perpetuates its own obsolescence.  In the post-Christian era, the Church does not lead, it follows.

Is saving the earth what remains when liberal churches are no longer concerned for the salvation of souls? Have these churches replaced theology with ecology?

Frank Furedi is a British sociologist who teaches at the University of Kent. He is also a controversialist and a public intellectual. In a recent article published at Spike, Furedi suggests that some religious institutions are “busy reinventing themselves by promoting ecological virtues and preaching against the eco-sins of polluters.” He offers a most interesting argument.

Furedi contends that a crisis of authority has shaken many churches, and that modern societies the have largely given up on saving traditional morality. In his words:

Sometime back in the 1980s, Western societies gave up on the project of rescuing ‘traditional values’ and morality. From time to time, conservative politicians and moral entrepreneurs have attempted to launch back-to-basics crusades promoting ‘family values’. However, their lack of popular appeal has only exposed society’s estrangement from these traditions. Indeed by the Eighties, even religious institutions found it difficult to uphold their own authority with conviction. Instead of influencing society many churches began to internalise the attitudes associated with the lifestyles of their increasingly individualised consumerist flock. The last quarter century has seen a steady diminishing of religious authority in Western societies. Debates about the role of women priests, homosexuality and marriage indicated that religious institutions have become confused about their own relationship to traditional values.

Furedi suggests that these churches are now seeking to find a new platform in order to assert a new claim to authority within the culture. This new platform appears to be ecology and the goal of saving the earth.  His argument is compelling:

In recent years, some in the church have sought to gain the public’s ear through the greening of traditional doctrines, and Christ the Saviour is fast becoming Christ the environmental activist. Western society is continually in search of rituals and symbols through which moral probity can be affirmed. It appears that, for many church leaders, the project of saving the planet offers more opportunities for reconstituting rituals and symbols than the saving of souls.

It is not just the odd priest offering absolution through the ritual of eco-confession. Church leaders have embraced the rituals of eco-morality to demonstrate their commitment to a higher good. Absolution through carbon offsets appears to be the way forward.

An observer of church life today, especially within the shrinking domain of liberal Protestantism, will find plenty of evidence for Furedi’s hypothesis. Ecological concerns appear to serve as a replacement for abandoned doctrines and outdated concerns — such as evangelism. Furedi finds plenty of support for his argument within contemporary Roman Catholicism, but here is his analysis of the situation within the Church of England:

In 2006, the Church of England launched an eco-crusade entitled ‘Shrinking the Footprint’. The Archbishop of Canterbury complained that ‘early modern religion contributed to the idea that the fate of nature is for it to be bossed around by a detached sovereign will, whether divine or human’. It seems possible that those misguided early modern religionists received that idea from the Book of Genesis, where God gives Man dominion ‘over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth’.  Now the head of the Anglican church protests about nature being ‘bossed around’ not only by Man, but by God. This year, the Church of England launched a booklet of green tips for the faithful entitled How Many Christians Does it Take to Change a Lightbulb? Its eco-commandments include: share cars on the road to church, use virtuous low-energy lightbulbs but cast out junk mail, and do not flush the loo at night.

So is Christ the Savior fast becoming Christ the environmental activist?  Furedi’s argument is both insightful and troubling. There can be no doubt that his argument is true with respect to many churches and denominations. And there is a clear warning here. When churches abandon or marginalize the central doctrines of the Christian faith, another religion soon takes its place. That religion might be a religion of therapy, social action, or ecology — or any number of other substitutes for the Gospel.

As Furedi explains, this particular temptation can be traced to “the powerful influence that environmentalism exercises over contemporary culture.” When churches lose confidence that they can speak to other issues in terms of right and wrong (sex, personal behavior, etc), environmentalism remains. In effect, it is the only socially acceptable form of moralism.

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June 11, 2010

The Madness of Prince Charles

Charles the Mad

Inbreeding has always been common among the royal families of Europe, and has been linked to such illnesses as hemophilia, reduced fertility and madness, among others.  Here Prince Charles demonstrates to his audience some of the dangers that characterize this misguided practice.

‘Follow the Islamic way to save the world,’ Prince Charles urges environmentalists

Prince Charles yesterday urged the world to follow Islamic ‘spiritual principles’ in order to protect the environment.  In an hour-long speech, the heir to the throne argued that man’s destruction of the world was contrary to the scriptures of all religions – but particularly those of Islam.

He said the current ‘division’ between man and nature had been caused not just by industrialisation, but also by our attitude to the environment – which goes against the grain of ‘sacred traditions’.

They are not impress...

Charles, who is a practising Christian and will become the head of the Church of England when he succeeds to the throne, spoke in depth about his own study of the Koran which, he said, tells its followers that there is ‘no separation between man and nature’ and says we must always live within our environment’s limits.

The prince was speaking to an audience of scholars at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies – which attempts to encourage a better understanding of the culture and civilisation of the religion.  His speech, merging religion with his other favourite subject, the environment, marked the 25th anniversary of the organisation, of which he is patron.

He added: ‘The inconvenient truth is that we share this planet with the rest of creation for a very good reason – and that is, we cannot exist on our own without the intricately balanced web of life around us.  ‘Islam has always taught this and to ignore that lesson is to default on our contract with creation.’

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Prince Charles is a disgrace, and follows virtually the entire multiculturalist European establishment in taking leave of his senses.

In are related matter, the mad Prince no longer wishes to be known as “Defender of the Faith”, as British monarchs have been known for centuries, but as “Defender of Faith.” It is a subtle but symbolic– and significant– shift to reflect the fact that Britain is becoming a post-christian, multicultural hell hole.  Thanks of course to our old friend, Gramsci. To him goes the praise.

The Prince of Wales, who is 60 today, is planning a symbolic change when he becomes King by taking the title Defender of Faith to reflect Britain’s multicultural society.

The move would mean the monarch, as Supreme Governor of the Church of England, would no longer be known as Defender of the Faith for the first time since the reign of Henry VIII.

The Prince caused controversy within the Anglican church when he floated the idea several years ago of becoming Defender of the Faiths in an attempt to embrace the other religions in Britain.

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May 7, 2010

“Environmentalism the Highest Religion”

Gaia: new age deity

Lefties admit the Global warming movement is a replacement religion.  From the Daily Kos:

In so far as all morality is fundamentally based on preservation, betterment and continuation of life, there is no higher morality than environmentalism.

All religions pale in comparison.

Morality, when associated with religion, is limited and parochial.  It is primarily focused on preservation, betterment and continuation of humans, but not all humans, only those following a particular belief system.

Even when it pretends to extend beyond that parochial realm – for example, “Love thy neighbor” and “Thou shalt not kill”, religious morality is limited to human life.

Environmentalism, on the other hand, encompasses preservation, betterment and continuation of all life, and, therefore, is the highest level of morality.

It being the highest morality, it is not a surprise that the vast majority of Republicans oppose and mock environmentalism.

This helps explain the Left’s hostility to Christianity.  He forgot to add that most religions/morality give people a choice, while modern environmentalism is determined to shove itself down everybody’s throats.

Any comments, responses, thoughts?  Is morality really about “the continuation of life?  I suppose that would be a utilitarian/evolutionary way of looking at things in a universe without a god.  Does that also apply to the unborn?  Or just to non-human life.  The fact is, if the environmentalist eats, then he kills.  Period.  The only issue is what, and how much does he eat and kill to survive.  While the Environmentalist’s promotion of a stripped-down lifestyle is a laudable one, as a “morality” it is woefully incomplete.  It says nothing about 99.99% of the human experience unrelated to the environment.  The Bible, however, also commands us to be good stewards of the Earth.  The fact that we aren’t isn’t a reflection on the religion, but on those who neglect that religion. Just as Al Gore neglects his, by the way.  He just bought a 9 million dollar villa next to the very ocean he claims is rising.  Way to “strip down”, Al Gore.  It’s safe to say the vast majority of Bible believers live far more simple and stripped down lives than he does.   The truth is modern environmentalism is just rehashed paganism; the latest incarnation of the Forest Religions of old.  It worships trees and hates the humanity that uses those trees.  Here, the most devout of the cultists pray to the forest:

April 21, 2010

Leftwing-Jihadi Convergence: Global Warming Edition

Iranian Cleric: Promiscuous Women Are to Blame for Earthquakes

BEIRUT — A senior Iranian cleric says women who wear revealing clothing and behave promiscuously are to blame for earthquakes. Iran is one of the world’s most earthquake-prone countries, and the cleric’s unusual explanation for why the earth shakes follows a prediction by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that a quake is certain to hit Tehran and that many of its 12 million inhabitants should relocate.

“Many women who do not dress modestly … lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes,” Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi was quoted as saying by Iranian media.  Women in the Islamic Republic are required by law to cover from head to toe, but many, especially the young, ignore some of the more strict codes and wear tight coats and scarves pulled back that show much of the hair.

Women in the Islamic Republic are required by law to cover from head to toe, but many, especially the young, ignore some of the more strict codes and wear tight coats and scarves pulled back that show much of the hair.

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Study: Earthquakes More Energetic Because Of Global Warming

(AP) New research compiled by Australian scientist Dr. Tom Chalko shows that global seismic activity on Earth is now five times more energetic than it was just 20 years ago.  The research proves that destructive ability of earthquakes on Earth increases alarmingly fast and that this trend is set to continue, unless the problem of “global warming” is comprehensively and urgently addressed.

Dr. Chalko said that global seismic activity was increasing faster than any other global warming indicator on Earth and that this increase is extremely alarming.

“The most serious environmental danger we face on Earth may not be climate change, but rapidly and systematically increasing seismic, tectonic and volcanic activity,” said Dr. Chalko.  “Increase in the annual energy of earthquakes is the strongest symptom yet of planetary overheating.

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April 16, 2010

Politicized Science for a Politicized Age

Good news from The Lancet about the drop in maternal mortality rates around the world.  But not everybody is as thilled about it as you’d think.

(New York Times) For the first time in decades, researchers are reporting a significant drop worldwide in the number of women dying each year from pregnancy and childbirth, to about 342,900 in 2008 from 526,300 in 1980.  The findings, published in the medical journal The Lancet, challenge the prevailing view of maternal mortality as an intractable problem that has defied every effort to solve it.

“The overall message, for the first time in a generation, is one of persistent and welcome progress,” the journal’s editor, Dr. Richard Horton, wrote in a comment accompanying the article, published online on Monday.  The study cited a number of reasons for the improvement: lower pregnancy rates in some countries; higher income, which improves nutrition and access to health care; more education for women; and the increasing availability of “skilled attendants” — people with some medical training — to help women give birth. Improvements in large countries like India and China helped to drive down the overall death rates.

But some advocates for women’s health tried to pressure The Lancet into delaying publication of the new findings, fearing that good news would detract from the urgency of their cause, Dr. Horton said in a telephone interview.

“I think this is one of those instances when science and advocacy can conflict,” he said.

Dr. Horton said the advocates, whom he declined to name, wanted the new information held and released only after certain meetings about maternal and child health had already taken place.

“People who have spent many years committed to the issue of maternal health were understandably worried that these figures could divert attention from an issue that they care passionately about,” Dr. Horton said. “But my feeling is that they are misguided in their view that this would be damaging. My view is that actually these numbers help their cause, not hinder it.”

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Sound familiar?  If it does, that’s because this kind of agenda-driven science is precisely how climate science is treated– as a public relations campaign, instead of a quest for knowledge.

Activistas ALWAYS, and I mean ALWAYS receive good news as if it were bad news, whether it be maternal mortality, climate science, race relations, etc., you name it, good news is bad news.  That’s because bad news keeps them in the riches, while good news puts them out of business.  And nobody wants to go out of business (CCHQ, on the other hand, cannot wait to go out of business).

Kudos to The Lancet for refusing to bow to the advocates, and shame on the state of climate science which has.

Via Roger Pielke Jr.’s blog

March 30, 2010

IPCC Scientist Now predicts 30 Years COOLING

He’s an “IPCC” scientist, so it must be true!  More global warming news you absolutely will not find in the New York Times.  After all, Obama’s got an energy bill to pass.

“The weather we’ve seen this winter marks the beginning of a mini Ice Age.”

The science is now settled!

March 29, 2010

Germans losing fear of Global Warming

Filed under: Entertainment, Global warming — Tags: — Jesusland @ 08:49

The kind of story you won’t see run in the U.S. media until Obama’s done passing his global warming energy bill.

It seems the long and chilly winter has taken its toll on climate change sensibilities despite the fact that weather has nothing to do with climate.  The latest figure is a clear drop from the 62 percent of Germans who said they were scared of such changes just in autumn 2006.

The new survey, carried out by polling company Infratest for Der Spiegel magazine, showed a quarter of those questioned thought Germany would profit from climate change rather than be badly affected by it.

Many people have little faith in the information and prognosis of climate researchers with a third questioned in the survey not giving them much credence. This is thought to be largely due to mistakes and exaggerations recently discovered in a report of the intergovernmental panel on climate change, the IPCC.

Germany’s Leibniz Community, an umbrella organisation including many climate research institutes, broke ranks by calling for the resignation of IPCC head Rajendra Pachauri.  Climate research has been put, “in a difficult situation,” said Ernst Rietschel president of the Leibniz Community. He said sceptics have been given an easy target by the IPCC and said Pachauri should take on the responsibility and resign.

Last summer the glacier on Germany’s highest mountain, the Zugspitz in Bavaria, was covered over with plastic sheeting to try to protect it from warm rain which threatened to accelerate its melting.

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March 25, 2010

Victory For Science: London museum abandons efforts to promote global warming

Here's to science!

You wouldn’t know this if all you’re going by is the American mainstream media, but the global warming house of cards is falling faster than Al Gore’s carbon trading stocks in a mini ice age.

Public scepticism prompts Science Museum to rename climate exhibition: Now ‘acknowledges that there are legitimate doubts’

The Science Museum is revising the contents of its new climate science gallery to reflect the wave of scepticism that has engulfed the issue in recent months.  The decision by the 100-year-old London museum reveals how deeply scientific institutions have been shaken by the public’s reaction to revelations of malpractice by climate scientists.

The museum is abandoning its previous practice of trying to persuade visitors of the dangers of global warming. It is instead adopting a neutral position, acknowledging that there are legitimate doubts about the impact of man-made emissions on the climate.

Even the title of the £4 million gallery has been changed to reflect the museum’s more circumspect approach. The museum had intended to call it the Climate Change Gallery, but has decided to change this to Climate Science Gallery to avoid being accused of presuming that emissions would change the temperature.

Last October the museum launched a temporary exhibition called “Prove It! All the evidence you need to believe in climate change”. The museum said at the time that the exhibition had been designed to demonstrate “through scientific evidence that climate change is real and requires an urgent solution”.

Chris Rapley, the museum’s director, told The Times that it was taking a different approach after observing how the climate debate had been affected by leaked e-mails and overstatements of the dangers of global warming. He said: “We have come to realise, given the way this subject has become so polarised over the past three to four months, that we need to be respectful and welcoming of all views on it.”

Professor Rapley said that the gallery, which is to open in November before the climate summit in Cancun, Mexico, would refrain from scaring visitors with apocalyptic predictions of rising sea levels and would be honest about the conflicting views on the scale of possible changes to the climate.

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Meanwhile, mum in the U.S. media about such things because President Obama still has a global warming energy tax to weigh down our economy with.

Honey Bees Colony Collapse

While Al Gore has wasted literally BILLIONS of our tax dollars and years of our time on his global warming scam, this is the kind of environmental degradation that scares the crap out of me.  Without honey bees we are looking at a total collapse of our ecosystem and food supply:

MERCED, Calif. – The mysterious 4-year-old crisis of disappearing honeybees is deepening. A quick federal survey indicates a heavy bee die-off this winter, while a new study shows honeybees’ pollen and hives laden with pesticides.

Two federal agencies along with regulators in California and Canada are scrambling to figure out what is behind this relatively recent threat, ordering new research on pesticides used in fields and orchards. Federal courts are even weighing in this month, ruling that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency overlooked a requirement when allowing a pesticide on the market.

Scientists are concerned because of the vital role bees play in our food supply. About one-third of the human diet is from plants that require pollination from honeybees, which means everything from apples to zucchini.

Bees have been declining over decades from various causes. But in 2006 a new concern, “colony collapse disorder,” was blamed for large, inexplicable die-offs. The disorder, which causes adult bees to abandon their hives and fly off to die, is likely a combination of many causes, including parasites, viruses, bacteria, poor nutrition and pesticides, experts say.

“It’s just gotten so much worse in the past four years,” said Jeff Pettis, research leader of the Department of Agriculture’s Bee Research Laboratory in Beltsville, Md. “We’re just not keeping bees alive that long.”

Among all the stresses to bee health, it’s the pesticides that are attracting scrutiny now. A study published Friday in the scientific journal PLOS (Public Library of Science) One found about three out of five pollen and wax samples from 23 states had at least one systemic pesticide — a chemical designed to spread throughout all parts of a plant.

Berenbaum’s research shows pesticides are not the only problem. She said multiple viruses also are attacking the bees, making it tough to propose a single solution.

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Scary.  This is real environmentalism.  The kind that gets no play thanks to Al Gore.

March 15, 2010

Global Warming link to hurricanes falls flat

Hurricane link to global warming in doubt

The “settled science” of global warming becomes more unsettled by the day.

Research by hurricane scientists may force the UN’s climate panel to reconsider its claims that greenhouse gas emissions have caused an increase in the number of tropical storms. The benchmark report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said that a worldwide increase in hurricane-force storms since 1970 was probably linked to global warming.

It followed some of the most damaging storms in history such as Hurricane Katrina, which hit New Orleans and Hurricane Dennis which hit Cuba, both in 2005.  The IPCC added that humanity could expect a big increase in such storms over the 21st century unless greenhouse gas emissions were controlled.

However, the latest research, just published in Nature Geoscience, paints a very different picture.  It suggests that the rise in hurricane frequency since 1995 was just part of a natural cycle, and that several similar previous increases have been recorded, each followed by a decline. Looking to the future, it also draws on computer modelling to predict that the most likely impact of global warming will be to decrease the frequency of tropical storms, by up to 34% by 2100.

“We have come to substantially different conclusions from the IPCC,” said Chris Landsea, a lead scientist at the American government’s National Hurricane Center, who co-authored the report.  He added: ”There are a lot of legitimate concerns about climate change but, in my opinion, hurricanes are not among them. We are looking at a decrease in frequency and a small increase in severity.” Landsea said he regarded the use of hurricane icons on the cover of Gore’s book as “misleading”.

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So much for “consensus.”

This one will not make the U.S. media either because, as I have noted on numerous occasions, Barack Obama still has a global warming energy bill to pass and it’s the MSM’s job to carry his water.

March 4, 2010

Algore speaks truth to power, receives Another Prize

The face of courage: Al Gore

Speaking truth to power is such a risky proposition to those on the Left.  It comes at such a high price!  They risk everything for it, like being celebrated with Oscars, Nobels, Emmys, and honorary degrees.

KNOXVILLE — Former Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore will be honored by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with only the third honorary degree granted by the campus. The degree was approved by the UT Board of Trustees at their meeting today.

“Vice President Gore’s career has been marked by visionary leadership, and his work has quite literally changed our planet for the better,” said UT Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek. “He is among the most accomplished and respected Tennesseans in history, and it is fitting that he should be honored by the flagship education institution of his home state.”

Gore, whose career in public service and business has spanned four decades, is currently chairman of Current TV, an Emmy-award-winning, independently owned cable and satellite television nonfiction network for young people based on viewer-created content and citizen journalism. He also serves as chairman of Generation Investment Management, a firm that is focused on a new approach to sustainable investing.

Gore was the co-winner, with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for informing the world of the dangers posed by climate change. He is the author of the best-selling books “Earth in the Balance” and “An Inconvenient Truth” and also is the subject of an Oscar-winning documentary.

Such courage! What mettle!  All those prizes, and he even risks making millions off a carbon-free economy while the rest of you proles pay through your noses!  How does the man do it?!  What’s next, the Congressional Medal of Honor?!

Neither Pim Fortuyn, nor Theo Van Gogh, nor Geert Wilders, nor Ayan Hirsi Ali were available to congratulate him as they are unfortunately either dead, on trial or in hiding.

March 1, 2010

Where the Hell is Al Gore?

There was a time when Al Gore was the most visible person on the planet.  He was everywhere.  Then Climategate broke and he dropped off the face of the Earth.  So where is he?

UPDATE: Algore found, flogs dead horse, says “mistake were made”, bores us to death.  From the New York Times:

By AL GORE

It would be an enormous relief if the recent attacks on the science of global warming actually indicated that we do not face an unimaginable calamity requiring large-scale, preventive measures to protect human civilization as we know it.

Umm, sure.  Does that sound like somebody who would be happy to see global warming debunked?

Of course, we would still need to deal with the national security risks of our growing dependence on a global oil market dominated by dwindling reserves in the most unstable region of the world, and the economic risks of sending hundreds of billions of dollars a year overseas in return for that oil. And we would still trail China in the race to develop smart grids, fast trains, solar power, wind, geothermal and other renewable sources of energy — the most important sources of new jobs in the 21st century.

So Al Gore says that even if global warming turns out to be the biggest hoax in modern times, he still thinks his global warming legislation would be great for other reasons!  He’s basically admitting what we’ve known for some time now– that people have been jumping on the global warming bandwagon because they think it furthers their other pet agendas, from breaking our dependence on foreign oil, green technologies, the culture of consumerism, to anti-corporatism.  And in Gores case, his carbon trading company. Yeah, debunking global warming would come as an “enormous relief” to him indeed.

I, for one, genuinely wish that the climate crisis were an illusion. But unfortunately, the reality of the danger we are courting has not been changed by the discovery of at least two mistakes in the thousands of pages of careful scientific work over the last 22 years by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. In fact, the crisis is still growing because we are continuing to dump 90 million tons of global-warming pollution every 24 hours into the atmosphere — as if it were an open sewer.

What he calls 90 million tons of “global-warming pollution” is what we call carbon dioxide– CO2.  In other words plant food.  The way you breathe oxygen, plants breathe CO2.  They need it to thrive and survive.  The more CO2, the faster the plant grows.  That’s Al’s global warming “pollution.”  He intentionally conflates CO2 with “pollution” because that’s how he lassos all those people who honestly do care about pollution into his warmist cause.  It’s a marketing ploy, and a lie.  Without CO2 there would be no life on Earth.

It is true that the climate panel published a flawed overestimate of the melting rate of debris-covered glaciers in the Himalayas, and used information about the Netherlands provided to it by the government, which was later found to be partly inaccurate. In addition, e-mail messages stolen from the University of East Anglia in Britain showed that scientists besieged by an onslaught of hostile, make-work demands from climate skeptics may not have adequately followed the requirements of the British freedom of information law.

No, Al.  Something isn’t a “mistake” when it’s done on purpose.  Everything the warmists got busted for they did KNOWINGLY and INTENTIONALLY, and then attacked anybody who questioned them about it.

From the standpoint of governance, what is at stake is our ability to use the rule of law as an instrument of human redemption. After all has been said and so little done, the truth about the climate crisis — inconvenient as ever — must still be faced.

Really, Al?  You mean like a religion?  Color me shocked!

And notice how The New York Times couldn’t be bothered to report on Climategate, but they sure have no problem at all giving Al Gore the mic to respond to Climategate.  See how it works, gentle readers?  Media bias isn’t just found in their slanted reporting, or their outright lies and factual omissions.  Mostly it’s what they knowingly choose NOT to report.  That is what makes it so insidious.  It’s not lying if they don’t say anything, right?  But then they unintentionally expose their naked agenda by reporting the response to the original “non-story”– the non-story which you weren’t supposed to have heard about!  Which means Al Gore’s acknowledgment of “mistakes” is coming right out of the clear blue sky to most of the NY Time’s readership.

But here Gore is just repeating the warmist cant, and trying to minimize the impact of Climategate and his public beclowning.  You know how when Al Gore talks, it’s like he’s a school marm in front of her 3rd grade class?  That’s how it reads.  I won’t fisk it with you because frankly his tone infuriates me, and regular readers know we’ve already addressed most of his major points in prior posts at CCHQ.  The guy isn’t even a scientist, and refuses to debate any comers.  He just wants his pulpit from which to preach his sermons at you, which the NY Times is more than happy to provide him.  That doesn’t mean we have to oblige the blowhard, does it?  But if you absolutely have to know what Al Gore thinks about global warming, and you’re something of a masochist, Ann Althouse fisks him for you, here, and Republican Heretic dismantles him here.

February 25, 2010

BREAKING NEWS: Climate Science Not Settled (And Gore Should be Charged Under RICO statutes)

People aren’t stupid.  We know when we’re being had, and we appreciate and respect intellectual honesty.  We know it when we see it.  Ultimately their unscientific dishonesty and Alinskyite tactics will have cost the global warmists YEARS of valuable time.  Now they’ll have to make up for all that lost time by doing the science right.

SCIENTIST:  WE MUST CHECK 150 YEARS OF CLIMATE DATE

More than 150 years of global temperature records are to be re-examined by scientists in an attempt to regain public trust in climate science after revelations about errors and suppression of data.  The Met Office has submitted proposals for the reassessment by an independent panel in a tacit admission that its previous reports have been marred by their reliance on analysis by the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU).

The new analysis would test the conclusion reached by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that “warming of the climate system is unequivocal”.  The World Meteorological Organisation said the Met Office proposal had been approved in principle this week by delegates at a meeting in Antalya, Turkey.

The IPCC has come under attack in recent weeks after it emerged that its latest report contained a number of errors, all of which overstated the severity of the threat posed by climate change. The most glaring error was a claim that all Himalayan glaciers would disappear by 2035. Most glaciologists believe it would take another 300 years for the glaciers to melt at the present rate.

The Met Office said that the reassessment would take up to three years. It hopes the findings will be ready for the IPCC’s next report, due to be published in 2013 and 2014.  The Met Office intends to hold a meeting at which “key players” from climate science and weather centres around the world would decide how to conduct the reassessment.

It adds: “Recognising that no single institution can undertake such a fundamental data collection, reanalysis and verification process single-handedly, we would envisage this as a broad community effort — a ‘grand challenge’ so to speak — involving UK and international partners.”  The document also suggests that “multiple independent groups” could consider the same raw data.

It adds that scientists participating in the process will be encouraged to be open about the uncertainties in their conclusions.  “Participants will be required to create a full audit trail and publish their methodology in the peer-reviewed literature. Strong preference will be given to systems … that reflect the uncertainties in the observations and methods.”

Read the rest, here.

CLIMATE SCIENTISTS WITHDRAW JOURNAL CLAIMS OF RISING SEA LEVELS

Scientists have been forced to withdraw a study on projected sea level rise due to global warming after finding mistakes that undermined the findings. The study, published in 2009 in Nature Geoscience, one of the top journals in its field, confirmed the conclusions of the 2007 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It used data over the last 22,000 years to predict that sea level would rise by between 7cm and 82cm by the end of the century.

At the time, Mark Siddall, from the Earth Sciences Department at the University of Bristol, said the study “strengthens the confidence with which one may interpret the IPCC results“. The IPCC said that sea level would probably rise by 18cm-59cm by 2100, though stressed this was based on incomplete information about ice sheet melting and that the true rise could be higher.

In a statement the authors of the paper said: “Since publication of our paper we have become aware of two mistakes which impact the detailed estimation of future sea level rise. This means that we can no longer draw firm conclusions regarding 21st century sea level rise from this study without further work.

“One mistake was a miscalculation; the other was not to allow fully for temperature change over the past 2,000 years. Because of these issues we have retracted the paper and will now invest in the further work needed to correct these mistakes.”  In the Nature Geoscience retraction, in which Siddall and his colleagues explain their errors, Vermeer and Rahmstorf are thanked for “bringing these issues to our attention”.

Read the rest, here.

February 22, 2010

Science: Global Warming Causes Bigger Hurricanes

This doesn’t prove bigger hurricanes but it does proves the existence of parallel universes.

AP – Top researchers now agree that the world is likely to get stronger but fewer hurricanes in the future because of global warming, seeming to settle a scientific debate on the subject. But they say there’s not enough evidence yet to tell whether that effect has already begun.

Science! Pure and untainted by any policy objectives or goals.   And even though there’s not enough evidence, the science is settled.  Don’t question it, just accept it!

Here, in alphabetical order, is a complete list of everything else caused by global warming.

Acne, agricultural land increase, Afghan poppies destroyed, poppies more potent, Africa devastated, Africa in conflict, African aid threatenedAfrican summer frost, aggressive weeds, Air France crash, air pressure changesairport malaria, Agulhas current, Al Qaeda and Taliban Being Helped, allergy season longer, alligators in the Thames, Alps melting, Amazon a desert, American dream endamphibians breeding earlier (or not)anaphylactic reactions to bee stingsancient forests dramatically changed, animals head for the hills, animals shrink, Antarctic grass flourishes, Antarctic ice grows, Antarctic ice shrinks, Antarctic sea life at risk,   anxiety treatment, algal blooms, archaeological sites threatened, Arctic bogs melt, Arctic in bloom, Arctic ice free, Arctic ice melt faster, Arctic lakes disappearArctic tundra lost, Arctic warming (not), asthma, Atlantic less salty, Atlantic more salty,   atmospheric circulation modified, attack of the killer jellyfish, avalanches reduced, avalanches increasedBaghdad snow, Bahrain under waterbananas grow, barbarisation, beer and bread prices to soar, beer betterbeer worse, beetle infestation, bet for $10,000, big melt faster, billion dollar research projects, billion homeless, billions face risk, billions of deaths, bird distributions change, bird loss accelerating, bird strikes, bird visitors drop, birds confused, birds decline (Wales), birds driven north, birds face longer migrations, birds return early, birds shrink, bittern boom ends, blackbirds stop singing, blackbirds threatened, Black Hawk downblood contaminated, blue mussels return, bluetongue, brain eating amoebae, brains shrink, bridge collapse (Minneapolis), Britain one big city, Britain SiberianBritish monsoonbrothels struggle, brown Ireland, bubonic plague, budget increases, Buddhist temple threatenedbuilding collapse, building season extension, bushfires,   butterflies move northcarbon crimes, camel deathscancer deaths in England, cannibalismcaterpillar biomass shift, cave paintings threatenedchildhood insomnia, Cholera, circumcision in decline, cirrus disappearance, civil unrest, cloud increasecoast beauty spots lost, cockroach migration, cod go south, coffee threatened, coffee berry borer, coffee berry disease, cold climate creatures survive, cold spells (Australia), cold wave (India), cold weather (world), computer models, conferences, conflict, conflict with Russiaconsumers foot the bill, coral bleaching, coral fish suffer, coral reefs dying, coral reefs grow, coral reefs shrinkcoral reefs twilight cost of trillions, cougar attackscrabgrass menace cradle of civilisation threatened, creatures move uphill, crime increase, crocodile sex, crops devastated, crumbling roads, buildings and sewage systems, curriculum changecyclones (Australia),   danger to kid’s health, Darfur, Dartford Warbler plaguedeadly virus outbreaks, death rate increase (US), deaths to reach 6 million, Dengue hemorrhagic fever, depression, desert advancedesert retreatdestruction of the environmentdig sites threatened,  disasters, diseases move north, dog disease, Dolomites collapse, dozen deadly diseasesor not, drought,   ducks and geese decline, dust bowl in the corn beltearlier pollen seasonEarth axis tilt, Earth biodiversity crisis, Earth dying, Earth even hotter, Earth light dimming, Earth lopsided, Earth melting, Earth morbid fever, Earth on fast track, Earth past point of no return, Earth slowing downEarth spins faster, Earth to explode, earth upside downearthquakes, earthquakes redux, El Niño intensification, end of the world as we know it, erosion, emerging infections, encephalitis, English villages lost, equality threatened, Europe simultaneously baking and freezing,  eutrophication, evolution accelerating, expansion of university climate groups, extinctions (human, civilisation, logic, Inuit, smallest butterfly, cod, pikas, polar bears,   possumswalrus,   toadsplants, salmon, troutwild flowers, woodlicea million species, half of all animal and plant speciesmountain speciesnot polar bears, barrier reef, leaches, salamanders, tropical insects) experts muzzled, extreme changes to California, fading fall foliage, faintingfamine, farmers benefit, farmers go under, farm output boostfashion disaster, fever, figurehead sacked, fir cone bonanza, fires fanned in Nepal, fish bigger, fish catches drop, fish downsize,   fish deaf, fish get lost, fish head north, fish shrinkingfish stocks at risk, fish stocks decline, five million illnesses, flesh eating disease, flies on Everestflood patterns change, floods, floods of beaches and cities, flood of migrants, flood preparation for crisis, flora dispersed, Florida economic decline, flowers in peril, food poisoningfood prices rise, food prices soar, food security threat (SA)football team migration,   forest decline, forest expansion, frog with extra heads, frostbite, frost damage increased,   fungi fruitful, fungi invasion, games change, Garden of Eden wilts, geese decline in Hampshire, genetic diversity decline, gene pools slashed, geysers imperiled, giant icebergs (Australia), giant oysters invade, giant pythons invade, giant squid migrate, gingerbread houses collapse, glacial earthquakes, glacial retreat, glacier grows (California), glaciers on Snowden, glacier wrapped, global coolingglowing cloudsgolf course to drown, golf Masters wrecked, grain output drop (China), grandstanding, grasslands wetter, gravity shiftGreat Barrier Reef 95% dead, Great Lakes dropgreat tits cope, greening of the NorthGrey whales lose weight, Gulf Stream failure, habitat loss, haggis threatened, Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome,    harvest increase, harvest shrinkage, hay fever epidemic, health affected, health of children harmed, health risks, heart disease, heart attacks and strokes (Australia), heat waves, hibernation affected,   hibernation ends too soon, hibernation ends too latehomeless 50 million, hornets, human development faces unprecedented reversal, human fertility reduced, human health risk, human race oblivion, hurricaneshurricane reduction, hurricanes fewer, hurricanes nothydropower problems, hyperthermia deaths, ice age, ice sheet growth, ice sheet shrinkage, icebergsillness and death, inclement weather, India drowning, infrastructure failure (Canada)industry threatened, infectious diseases,  inflation in China, insect explosion, insect invasion, insurance premium rises, Inuit displacement, Inuit poisoned, Inuit suing, invasion of alien worms, invasion of catsinvasion of crabgrass, invasion of herons, invasion of jellyfish, invasion of king crabs, invasion of midges island disappears, islands sinking, Italy robbed of pasta, itchier poison ivy, jellyfish explosion, jets fall from skyKew Gardens taxed, kidney stones, killer cornflakes, killing us, kitten boom, koalas under threat, krill decline, lake and stream productivity decline, lake empties, lake shrinking and growing, landslides, landslides of ice at 140 mph, large trees decline, lawsuits increaselawsuit successful, lawyers’ income increased (surprise surprise!)lawyers want more, legionnaires’ surgelives saved, Loch Ness monster dead, locust plagues suppressed, lush growth in rain forests,   Malaria, mammoth dung melt, mango harvest fails, Maple production advanced, Maple syrup shortage, marine diseases, marine food chain decimated, Meaching (end of the world), Meat eating to stop, Mediterranean rises, megacryometeors, Melanoma, Melanoma decline, methane emissions from plants, methane burps, methane runaway, melting permafrost, Middle Kingdom convulses, migrationmigratory birds huge losses, microbes to decompose soil carbon more rapidly, minorities hit, monkeys at riskmonkeys on the move, Mont Blanc grows, monuments imperiled, moose dying, more bad air days,   more research neededmortality increased, mountain (Everest) shrinking,  mountaineers fears, mountains break up, mountains green and flowering,   mountains taller, mortality lower,  Myanmar cyclone, narwhals at risk, National Parks damaged, National security implications, native wildlife overwhelmed, natural disasters  quadruple, new islands, next ice age, NFL threatened, Nile delta damaged, noctilucent clouds, no effect in IndiaNorthwest Passage opened, nuclear plants bloomoaks dyingoaks move northocean acidification, ocean acidification faster, ocean dead spots, ocean dead zones unleashed, ocean deserts expand, ocean waves speed upOlympic Games to end, opera house to be destroyed, outdoor hockey threatened,   ozone repair slowed, ozone risepenguin chicks frozen, penguin chicks smaller, personal carbon rationingpest outbreaks, pests increasephenology shiftspines decline, plankton blooms,   plants lose protein, plants march northplants move uphill polar bears aggressivepolar bears deaf, polar bears drowning,   polar tours scrapped, popcorn rise, porpoise astray, profits collapsepsychiatric illness,   puffin decline, pushes poor women into prostitution, rabid bats,  radars taken out, railroad tracks deformed, rainfall increase, rape wave, refugeesreindeer endangered, release of ancient frozen viruses, resorts disappear, rice threatened, rice yields crash, rift on Capitol Hill, rioting and nuclear war, river flow impacted, rivers raised, roads wear out, robins rampant,   rocky peaks crack apart, roof of the world a desert, rooftop bars, Ross river diseaseruins ruined, Russia under pressure, salinity reduction, salinity increaseSalmonella, salmon stronger, satellites accelerate, school closures, sea level rise, sea level rise faster, seals mating more, seismic activity, sewer bills rise, severe thunderstorms, sex change, sexual promiscuity, shark attacks, sharks booming, sharks moving north, sheep shrink, shop closures, short-nosed dogs endangeredshrinking ponds, shrinking sheep shrinking shrine, Sidney Opera House wiped out, ski resorts threatened, slow death smaller brains, smog, snowfall decrease, snowfall increase, snowfall heavy snow thicker,  soaring food prices, societal collapse, soil change, songbirds change eating habits, sour grapes, space problem, spectacular orchids, spiders getting bigger, spiders invade Scotlandsquid larger, squid population explosion, squid tamed, squirrels reproduce earlierstingray invasion, storms wetterstreet crime to increasesubsidence, suicide, swordfish in the Baltic, Tabasco tragedy, taxes, tectonic plate movement,   terrorists (India), threat to peace, ticks move northward (Sweden), tides rise, tigers eat people, tomatoes rot, tornado outbreak, tourism increase, toxic seaweedtrade barriers, trade winds weakened, traffic jamstransportation threatened, tree foliage increase (UK),   tree growth slowed, trees in trouble, trees less colourfultrees more colourful, trees lush, tropics expansion, tropopause raised, truffle shortagetruffles downturtles crash, turtle feminised, turtles lay earlier, UFO sightings, UK coastal impact, UK KatrinaVampire moths, Venice flooded, violin decline, volcanic eruptionswalrus pups orphanedwalrus stampedewars over water, wars sparked, wars threaten billions, wasps, water bills double, water scarcity (20% of increase), waves bigger, weather out of its mind, weather patterns awry, Western aid cancelled outWest Nile fever, whale beachings, whales lose weight, whales move northwheat yields crushed in Australiawildfireswind shift, wind reduced, winds stronger, winds weaker,  wine – Australian baked, wine – harm to Australian industry, wine industry damage (California) wine industry disaster (US) wine – more English, wine -  England too hot, wine -German boon, wine – no more French wine passé (Napa), wine – Scotland bestwine stronger, winters in Britain colder, winter in Britain dead, witchcraft executions, wolves eat more moose, wolves eat less, workers laid off, World at war, World War 4, World bankruptcy, World in crisis, World in flames, Yellow fever.

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