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May 2008

ABC website tells kids when they should die

By Karlis Salna, news.com.au A screen shot from the “calculator.” Click Here to view enlargement. An ABC website has been accused of portraying farmers and forestry workers as evil and telling kids how much carbon they can produce before they die. The Planet Slayer website, which can be accessed via …

Sunspot cycles may hold key to global warming, cooling

Leader Telegram The 2008 winter was the coldest in 40 years for the upper Midwest, Plains states and most of Canada. Minnesota newspapers report that this year’s opening of the locks to Mississippi barge traffic, delayed by three weeks, was the latest since the modern waterway opened in 1940. Eau …

The Church Of Green

Jonah Goldberg: LA Times A kind of irrational nature worship separates environmentalism from the more fair-minded approach of conservationism. Iadmit it: I’m no environmentalist. But I like to think I’m something of a conservationist. No doubt for millions of Americans this is a distinction without a difference, as the two …

McCain Finds His Crisis in Global Warming

By John Stossel, Townhall.com “Instead of idly debating the precise extent of global warming, … we need to deal with the central facts of rising temperatures, rising waters, and all the endless troubles that global warming will bring. We stand warned by serious and credible scientists across the world that …

WCCO Meteorologist Urges Caution On Global Warming Science

By PAUL WALSH, Star Tribune Longtime WCCO-TV meteorologist Mike Fairbourne says that the environmental movement is practicing “squishy science” when it ties human activity to global warming. Fairbourne’s assessment Monday came on the same day that the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine appeared before the National Press Club in …

32,000 Deniers

By Lawrence Solomon, National Post That’s the number of scientists who are outraged by the Kyoto Protocol’s corruption of science. Question: How many scientists does it take to establish that a consensus does not exist on global warming? The quest to establish that the science is not settled on climate …

Hurricanes ‘are not caused by global warming’

By Matthew Moore and agencies, Telegraph Global warming is not to blame for the recent jump in hurricanes, according to a top scientist who previously warned about the meteorological impact of climate change. Rising temperatures may actually reduce the number of hurricanes in the Atlantic, Tom Knutson claims in a …

Senators Warn Bill Could Spike Gas $1.50 to $5 a Gallon

By Jeff Poor, Business & Media Institute Inhofe, Sessions blast massive costs of global warming legislation. Worried about gas prices hitting $4 a gallon and beyond? Imagine if they were $6, $7 or even $8 a gallon. Those levels are a certain possibility should Congress pass cap-and-trade legislation, which could …

Polar Bear Decision Angers Alaskans

By TOM KIZZIA, Anchorage Daily News Polar Bears relax after being listed as endangered. Alaska industry and political leaders reacted with disappointment, even vehemence, to the decision Wednesday to protect the polar bear as “threatened,” despite assurances from the Bush administration that the listing would mean no new regulation in …

Wanna help planet? ‘Let’s all just die!’

Chelsea Schilling, WorldNetDaily May we live long and die out” is the unofficial motto of a movement that seeks to improve the Earth’s ecosystem by ensuring that the human species does not survive. The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement, or VHEMT, consists of volunteers who have made active life decisions to …

Another Scientist Jumps Ship

Patrick Frank, Skeptic.com The claim that anthropogenic CO2 is responsible for the current warming of Earth climate is scientifically insupportable because climate models are unreliable Excerpt: So the bottom line is this: When it comes to future climate, no one knows what they’re talking about. No one. Not the IPCC …

Global Cooling Theories Put Scientists On Guard

By Gerard Wynn LONDON (Reuters) – A new study suggesting a possible lull in manmade global warming has raised fears of a reduced urgency to battle climate change. The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a group of hundreds of scientists, last year said global warming was “unequivocal” and …

Blizzard Stops Another Global Warming Expeditioin

Tony Carnie South African snow adventurer Correne Erasmus-Coetzer has been forced to abandon her dream of becoming the first African woman to cross the icy continent of Greenland on foot. The dream came to an end this week when the expedition of nine men and women came up against a …

Late Storms Slow Area Farmers

By Tom Hintgen, The Fergus Falls Daily Journal In a perfect world, local farmers Mike and John Haarstad would have all their corn planted in the ground. But the world isn’t perfect, and instead the Calisle men are looking at snow on their land. A week ago the Haarstads began …

You Can’t Complain About the Weather Anymore

Elmer Beaureguard It’s May 3rd and it snowed last night, normally we could go out for coffee and complain about it. You know say things like “is it cold enough for ya?” Or “don’t know if I should use the boat or the auger for the opener”. It’s part of …