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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

22 February - Night Blogging

Activist Teacher: Activist Teacher authors most downloaded free-acce...: This article has now been downloaded 500 times. It is the most downloaded free-access (open-source) scientific article about planetary wa...

New Paper “Ocean Heat Content And Earth’s Radiation Imbalance II. Relation To Climate Shifts” By Douglass And Knox 2012

implied radiation imbalance may possibly alternate in sign* at dates close to the climate shifts : it is unsound to calculate a slope across a climate shift*

(positive to negative and back )

The Misuse Of The Scientific Method – A Nature Geoscienes Article “Changes In Hail And Flood Risk In High-Resolution Simulations Over Colorado’s Mountains” By Mahoney Et Al 2012

Recently, there were two articles in Nature Geosciences which concluded, based on multi-decadal climate model predictions, that there would not be hail in Colorado by the end of the current century. This study illustrates the misuse of the scientific method where a top-down multi-decadal climate prediction, which has shown no skill at predicting changes in hail statistics in hindcasts, is used to make forecasts decades from now.
Yet Nature Climate Change elected to publish such an untested paper. This research is another example of the epidemic of papers that purport to to be science but are actually just exercises with the models. *

An NRC Study “A National Strategy for Advancing Climate Modeling” – A Missed Opportunity

There is an NRC project underway that is titled
The Statement of Tasks is reproduced below [highlight added[
Statement of Task
Climate models are the foundation for understanding and projecting climate and climate-related changes and are thus critical tools for supporting climate-related decision making.*  This study will develop a strategy for improving the nation's capability to accurately simulate climate and related Earth system changes on decadal to centennial timescales.  The committee's report is envisioned as a high level analysis*, providing a strategic framework to guide progress in the nation's climate modeling enterprise over the next 10-20 years.

R Pielke Sr.'s flip side to top down declarations
Dealing  with complexity and extreme events using a bottom-up, resource-based  vulnerability perspective
The working professionals charged with getting results are upstaged by those who have not proved they can do squat.
If you are like most Americans, the weather forecast on tonight's evening news may be your only exposure to science all day. And there's a good chance that your trusted local weathercaster is your only regular source of information on climate change. This seeming monopoly on the public's exposure to a critical issue has consequences, according to environmental advocates. Recent studies have found that more than half...
Bilderberg group.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1QLNi2BaNU
December 30 2009 - Jesse speaks with Bilderberg expert, Daniel Estulin. They're ...See More
The only London bus out of 850 in London on 7/7/05 that blew up was diverted beforehand and ended up outside the british medical association. The man in the grey suit was already bandaged up and lying on the floor 45 seconds after the explosion.

This is a fragment of the interview Alex Jones had with Daniel Obachike, passenger and survivor of the 7/7/2005 bus bombing in London. He tells about very su...

Please watch our video and learn what the modern nation of Iran really looks like. It's probably unlike anything that you were expecting... 
Op-Ed: "I have been following the European sovereign debt crisis since it first developed more than two years ago. It was evident from the beginning that the conditions on the debtor nations being demanded by the 'troika' of the European Central Bank, the European Union, and the International Monetary Fund were both onerous and counter-productive," writes Dean Baker. Continue reading: http://aje.me/Av3E80
The European economic establishment is pushing policies with little theoretical or empirical support.
Colombian community leader talks about REDD


Everildys Cordoba coordinates the Choco-Darien project, a REDD initiative that aims to reduce deforestation and forest degradation in a former conflict zone in Colombia. The area is part of the Chocó, the rainforest ecosystem that runs along the Pacific coast of Colombia and Ecuad...
The General Board of Pension and Health Benefits of the United Methodist Church, 'after six months of study, discussion and prayerful consideration,' announced on January 3 that it had withdrawn nearly $1 million in stocks from two private prison companies,
Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and the GEO Group.' David Wallechinsky, Noel Brinkerhoff, AllGov
Compounding the problems veterans face is the difficult job market, as studies indicate a strong correlation between joblessness and suicide.
Currently, for younger veterans aged 18 to 24, who have recently returned from Iraq and Afghanistan, their unemployment rate is 30.4%, up from 18.4% a year earlier, compared to 15.3% for non veterans of the same age.' Dick Price, LA Progressive
Islamic wars have brought questionable benefit to the US over the last 20 years, former US presidential advisor Pat Buchanan, author of Suicide of a Superpow...
The ghost of elections past is coming back to haunt Stephen Harper. The Liberals are pointing out that when Harper campaigned against Liberal prime minister Paul Martin in 2005, he promised he would defend seniors' public pensions.
Please support this LabourStart urgent action campaign and spread the word.
The economy will be petroleum driven for decades to come, with higher returns than previously estimated, an oil and gas conference has been told.
Dean Murphy, Head of Sector at DecomWorld stated, “The response from within the industry has been unbelievable this year with the likes of Chevron, Shell, Apache, BP and Stone Energy already heavily involved in the conference program. We are expecting around 800 key decommissioning decision-makers from across the supply chain to be in attendance this year and expect the conference to be a great success”.
On the flip side, increased regulatory burden, combined with the HSE issues and technical challenges that inherently accompany increased activity, will place heavy demands on both operators and contractors. Despite these increases in activity, many challenges still remain for the industry with incr...
Democratic strategist David Goodfriend recently learned that BP is still trying to settle its way out of cleaning up for 2010’s oil spill, and explains why that isn’t okay and what the Department of Justice should do to ensure BP is truly held accountable. 
Ottawa, Ontario -The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010 will have a large economic impact on the U.S. Gulf fisheries. A new study published in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (CJFAS) says that over 7 years this oil spill could have a $US8.7 billion impact on the economy of the Gulf of Mexico. This includes losses in revenue, profit, and wages, and close to 22 000 jobs could be lost.
‎16 February 2012 -- Ottawa, Ontario -The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010 will have a large economic impact on the U.S. Gulf ...
The number of rigs in U.S. oil fields has more than quad­rupled in the past three years to 1,272, according to the Baker Hughes rig count. Including those in natural gas fields, the United States now has more rigs at work than the entire rest of the world.
The United States' rapidly declining crude oil supply has made a stunning about-face, shredding federal oil projections and putting energy independence in sight of some analyst forecasts. Drilling rigs have rushed into the nation's oil fields, suggesting a surge in domestic crude is on the horizon...
The oil and gas industry is exempt from key provisions of seven major federal environmental laws -- allowing practices that would otherwise be illegal. Some exemptions date back decades. Others were adopted as recently as 2005. While states and tribes have tried to fill the gaps with their own rules and regulations, they vary widely in effectiveness and enforcement. Federal laws provide consistent standards that equally protect all Americans. That's why it's essential to reverse these federal loopholes.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Mexican Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa signed an agreement today for development of oil and gas reservoirs that straddle the two nations’ boundaries in the Gulf of Mexico.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Mexican Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa signed an agreement today for development of oil and gas reservoirs that straddle the two nations’ boundaries in the Gulf of Mexico.
A tanker barge that spilled thousands of gallons oil into the Mississippi River after a collision near New Orleans has been emptied and relocated, the U.S. Coast Guard said late Sunday.
A barge collision near New Orleans spilled oil into the Mississippi River on Friday
Fake firefighter in shiny clean uniform does a bad job with a news interview. Listen to the glossy news anchors too. Totally staged.

WPIX WB11 8:30 PM September 11, 2001. Look at his new goggles, shiny helmet, clean dust mask, clean skin on his face, and a clean dust free uniform after wor...
The English establishment / Mi5 killed their own citizens to amass support for the Iraq invasion. A callous act of defiance against the peoples wishes. Befo...
Climate Modification / Geo Engineering promoted in the mainstream media!

nibiru near, planet x.extreme weather, earth changes, wild sun, mystery universe, info from msnbc news, world in danger, no one will stop the truth, mesage f...
The U.S. House of Representatives voted 237-187 last week to pass an energy bill that seeks to encourage oil shale development; drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWAR); and offshore drilling in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf of Mexico; as well as force approval of the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline. Twenty-one Republicans opposed the measure, along with an equal number of Democrats.
THE GREATER GOOD looks behind the fear, hype and politics that have polarized the vaccine debate in America today. The film re-frames the emotionally charged...
In a shocking article published in Reuters, Felix Salmon confirmed what the so-called conspiracy theorists have said all along: former Secretary of the U.S. Treasury Hank Paulson was giving insider tips to his cronies at Goldman Sachs and other Wall S...
PRISONERS have taken over the infamous Kerobokan jail, which houses Schapelle Corby and the Bali Nine drug traffickers.
The effects were observed with relatively high concentrations of the toxins, nevertheless there is cause for concern. For the first time, experiments have now shown that they can have an toxic effect to human cells."
Insecticidal Bt toxins such as those produced in genetically engineered plants can be detrimental to human cells. This is a result of recent research led by researchers at the University of Caen (France). Their experiments showed that toxins produced in, for example, the genetically engineered maize...
Institute for Responsible Technology shared a link.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is currently deciding whether or not to approve an application by Dow Chemical for its controversial genetically engineered (GE) corn crop that is resistant to the highly toxic herbicide 2,4-D, one of the main ingredients in Agent Orange. USDA’s public comme...
U.S. meat supply widely contaminated with mad cow disease prions
Official has become a flash point for public anger over genetically modified foods.
world news - The French government has asked the EU to suspend authorisation of a genetically modified maize crop – known as MON 810, from the US company Monsanto. In a statement the ecology…
Of all the crops and countries in GMO controversies today, few are as important than Bt cotton in India. GMO debates keep going back to small farmers and developing countries, and India has by far ...
'Their astonishing intelligence and emotional empathy puts them on a par with humans. Research into the complex behaviour of cetaceans – whales, dolphins and porpoises – is revealing that these sea mammals are so highly evolved and complex in terms of their behaviour that they deserve special protection with a universal bill of rights, they said.'
Marine biologists and philosophers have joined forces to support a controversial declaration of rights for whales and dolphins on the grounds that their astonishing intelligence and emotional empathy puts them on a par with humans.
"The government has failed, yet again, to protect the ocean from pollution in 2011," a report by the Zalul Environmental Association told the Knesset Environmental Committee last week.
Environment: Zalul environmental group warns government continues to favor industrial interests over public ones, shoreline and ocean's conservation
More than 110,000 tonnes of crude oil spilled into the sea and the incident made international headlines as the Navy and the RAF were called in. Local people also helped in the largest clean-up operation of its kind.
Historians are looking for people who remember a major oil spill which happened off the Westcountry coast in the 1960s. The supertanker Torrey Canyon ran aground on rocks between Land's End and the...
NIGERIA: The affected communities alleged that some of the Bonga oil field pipes had burst in their water front therefore, bringing about the spillage, killing all the fishes in their water front and contaminating their inland water. The community leaders lamented that their people had no water to drink as they now fetched water in their neighbouring local government which is about twenty kilometers away from their communities.
Nigerian Tribune Website, Nigerian Tribune Newspaper, Nigeria's Oldest Surviving Private Newspaper. Nigeria's Most Informative Newspaper
On tonight's show I am joined by Josh Jackson, to discuss the escalating middle east crisis in the wake of news that the Iranian oil bourse will start trading oil in currencies other than the dollar from March 20. This development is discussed in the context of the crony capitalist system, which use...
A team of United Nations inspectors arrived in Tehran on Monday for the second visit of its kind in three weeks amid rising international tension over Iran’s nuclear program.
Japan on Monday began a process that will see another one of the country's nuclear reactors go offline, leaving just two of 54 in operation.
Japan on Monday began a process that will see another one of the country's nuclear reactors go offline, leaving just two of 54 in operation.
CLAYTON, Mo. -- The St. Louis County town of Clayton is embarking on a big commitment to going green -- a $1.1 million solar energy project that will provide electricity for the new police station and its parking garage.
CLAYTON, Mo. -- The St. Louis County town of Clayton is embarking on a big commitment to going green -- a $1.1 million solar energy project that will provide electricity for the new police station and its parking garage. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that it will be among the largest solar-po...
Oceana is the largest international ocean conservation organization. We work on a limited number of strategic campaigns to stop ocean pollution, protect marine wildlife, promote responsible fishing, stop offshore drilling, ocean acidification, and more.
Institute for Responsible Technology shared a link.
PUNE:The Maharashtra government has ordered the Indian unit of Bayer Crop Science, the world's largest agrochemicals company, to pay 45 lakh as compensation to 164 farmers as one of its BT cotton...
Speaking of parasitic and viral impacts to the Gulf and fish and dolphins and people... check this out: A new virus is causing lambs to be born with deformities so severe that they die within seconds.
A new virus is causing lambs to be born with deformities so severe that they die within seconds.It is thought midges brought the Schmallenberg virus to Britain from continental Europe last autumn.The foetuses ...
The evidence that terahertz radiation damages biological systems is mixed. "Some studies reported significant genetic damage while others, although similar, showed none," say Boian Alexandrov at the Center for Nonlinear Studies at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico and a few buddies. Now t...
It’s a daunting picture. As Dudley states, “this is not an outlook for the world as we wish to see it,” but nevertheless “it should be important input for policy-makers.” And, it should be added, for participants and advocates in the cleantech space.
On January 18, BP (NYSE: BP) released Energy Outlook 2030, its official corporate view of the future of energy. Every year, BP releases its Statistical Review of World Energy that serves as an excellent compendium of historical and current data on a host of energy-related issues, but rarely does ...
Some members of Congress are proving that they are willing to pay any price — even the health and prosperity of American families — to boost the profits of a few billionaire oil CEOs and score cheap political points against the president by reviving Keystone XL. Speaker John Boehner even threatened to hold a middle-class tax cut hostage to try to force approval of the pipeline.
In January, President Obama firmly rejected the Keystone XL tar-sands oil pipeline and secured a big win for all Americans who want to protect our air and water, the health of our families, and the future of our planet. But now, some in Congress who'd rather promote the agenda of big oil companies t...
ATHENS, Ga. -- Three university of Georgia scientists have received a three-year grant to study the effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. University of Georgia marine scientist Samantha Joye and UGA colleagues Patricia Medeiros and Christof Meile have received a $1.3 million grant from the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative.
Three university of Georgia scientists have received a three-year grant to study the effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem.
This film was made for WCPA by world-renowned cinematographer Bob Talbot enlightens us that we have only one ocean and it is in SERIOUS trouble! TOGETHER - a...
What are we going to do, wait 30 years until we have the scientific “proof” that shows that the seizures people are describing — the seizure shown on the video — the seizures animals and people are beginning to experience in shale country in Pennsylvania — are in fact related to extreme fossil fuel extraction? We can’t wait. Because the word “seizure” used to crop up in my shale gas drilling research about once a month. And now it’s cropping up daily.
The Enbridge Tar Sands oil disaster over a year ago in the Kalamazoo River is "worse than originally reported," according to analyst Beth Wallace. Over 1.1 million gallons of tar sands oil have b...
In May, 2010, as the Deep Horizon oil rig gushed oil into the Gulf of Mexico, Lori Bosarge, Coden, Alabama, resident wanted to expose the dangers of spraying...
US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Martin Dempsey made news over this week by calling an Israeli-led attack on Iran foolish if attempted anytime soon. Israeli officials aren’t impressed, however, and are responding with words of their own.
Lord James of Blackheath, House of Lords February 16 2012 Breaking news Lord James of Blackheath has spoken in the House of Lords holding evidence of three t...
About the Defence Signals Directorate (DSD), an intelligence agency in the Australian Government Department of Defence. Our mission, 'Reveal their secrets, protect our own', accurately summarises our role.
Read the second part of chapter five of Marwan Bishara's latest book, The Invisible Arab.http://aje.me/wSiFEM
Opinion: Read the second part of chapter five of Marwan Bishara's latest book, The Invisible Arab.
The decision to roll out scanners at the nations airports had its origins in the knee-jerk response to the “underwear bomber” Umar Abdulmutallab during Christmas 2009, when his plan to blow up an airliner using a small quantity of liquid high-explosive failed. A later experiment suggested the aircra...
The New South Wales Government is to stub out smoking in most of the state's public places, from parks to bus stops.
I'd like to pretend there was some master plan, that the site you see before you crept out of our skulls fully formed. But the truth is, whe...
Physicists at Purdue University and the University of New South Wales have built a transistor from a single atom of phosphorous precisely pl...
For the perpetual tax-cutters of the Republican Party, last week's surrender on the payroll tax cut extension for 160 million working Americans was an especially damaging one. While tried if untrue GOP talking points that 'tax cuts pay for …

Human crop circle formed by the White Brotherhood in Bulgaria
‎"Awareness is the power that is concealed within the present moment. … The ultimate purpose of human existence, which is to say, your purpose, is to bring that power into this world." ~ Eckhart Tolle
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