Global warming conspiracy theory is a collection of allegations that, through worldwide acts of professional and criminal misconduct, the science behind anthropogenic global warming has been invented and is being perpetuated for financial or ideological reasons. With all of the hysteria, all of the fear, all of the phony science, could it be that man-made global warming is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people,Global warming activists are as misguided as they are alarmist
the relation between Islamophobia as the dominant form of racism today and the ecological crisis. It looks at the three common ways in which the two phenomena are seen to be linked: as an entanglement of two crises, metaphorically related with one being a source of imagery for the other and both originating in colonial forms of capitalist accumulation. The talk proposes a fourth way of linking the two: an argument that they are both emanating from a similar mode of being, or enmeshment, in the world, what is referred to as ‘generalized domestication.’
“I can’t decide who should be more upset: the Australian taxpayers who are funding this loon’s position as a ‘future generation professor’ at Melbourne University.
“Or the alumni (including the Koch brothers, Michael Bloomberg, “Buzz” Aldrin and IM Pei) and donors who must surely now be asking of MIT “I thought the M stood for Massachusetts not Mickey Mouse. What the hell’s happened to the place? Why is student time and university funding by wasted on this unutterable horse****?”
Worse still, Hage is fulfilling hijra, by emigrating to Australia to purposefully spread Islam and taqqiya. Hage is from Lebanon and moved to Australia. He’s written books particularly about “race in Australia,” including, “White Nation” and “Against Paranoid Nationalism.” In one online essay, Hage points to airport security an example “in which Westerners require from those they racialize an exact obedience to the letter of the law.”
A supporter of the anti-Israel “Boycott, Divest and Sanctions” movement, Hage likens Israelis to “slave owners” and has called Palestinian militants “freedom fighters.” He ended one particular essay, “A Massacre Is Not A Massacre,” sarcastically, writing: “I have such a limited brain and my ignorance is unlimited. And they’re so f—— intelligent. Really.”
Sadly, this type of propaganda is accepted in academia, considered as “higher learning” or elitist “exceptionalism.”
Nothing could be further from the truth.
No such thing as “Islamaphobia” exists.
global warming alarmists tell us to trust the science. But when it
comes to climate studies, there’s less science and more accounting going
Computer models have an important place in science. They are useful
in helping us understand our world, but models themselves aren’t
science. Encyclopaedia Britannica
says “scientific models at best are approximations of the objects and
systems that they represent,” but “they are not exact replicas.” In the
case of climate models, they are not even close to being approximate
“There can be too much of a good thing,” scholars Patrick J. Michaels and David E. Wojick wrote last week in a Cato At Liberty blog post about climate models. And in climate science, the “good thing” has become the dominant thing.
Michaels and Wojick did a little digging and what they learned was
“that modeling completely dominates climate change research.” In other
words, climate scientists put greater faith in results produced more by
math calculations than solid science.
So much of climate change research is based on modeling, in fact,
that it accounts for “fully 55% of the modeling done in all of science.
This is a tremendous concentration, because climate change science is
just a tiny fraction of the whole of science,” they write. “In the U.S.
federal research budget, climate science is just 4% of the whole and not
all climate science is about climate change.
“In short it looks like less than 4% of the science, the climate
change part, is doing about 55% of the modeling done in the whole of
science. Again, this is a tremendous concentration, unlike anything else
Trusting the models too much is not the only gaping hole in the
climate alarmists’ claims. Their bigger problem is that they rely on models that have been consistently wrong. The heat that the models have predicted for decades has simply not arrived.
And, as the Daily Caller pointed out last week, the federal government has spent billions — close to $100 billion,
actually, since just fiscal 2012 — on “science” that is undergirded by
failed models. About a month earlier, the Daily Caller also noted that
the models were unable to “predict CO2 would green the Western U.S.”
Yet the modeling template marches on, even as, Michaels and Wojick
note, “the climate science research that is done appears to be largely
focused on improving the models.”
Get that? Climate scientists are spending more energy and resources
trying to upgrade their flawed models than they are trying to understand
the climate itself. And it’s a good bet that what most climate
scientists will consider improved modeling will be programs that predict
even greater warmth.
As we noted above, modeling has its place in science, but modeling
itself isn’t science. In science, questions are asked and a hypothesis
is developed, then tested through experimentation. The results either
align with the hypothesis or they don’t.
The models, however, simply spit out the outcomes that the
researchers who developed them programmed them to. Quite clearly, the
science isn’t settled. In fact, to some extent, it isn’t even science.
Squids on the rise as oceans change
UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Unlike the declining populations of many fish species, the number of cephalopods (octopus, cuttlefish and squid) has increased in the world’s oceans over the past 60 years, a University of Adelaide study has found.
The international team, led by researchers from the University’s Environment Institute, compiled a global database of cephalopod catch rates to investigate long-term trends in abundance, published in Cell Press journal Current Biology.
“Our analyses showed that cephalopod abundance has increased since the 1950s, a result that was remarkably consistent across three distinct groups,” says lead author Dr Zoë Doubleday, Research Fellow in the Environment Institute and School of Biological Sciences.
“Cephalopods are often called ‘weeds of the sea’ as they have a unique set of biological traits, including rapid growth, short lifespans and flexible development. These allow them to adapt to changing environmental conditions (such as temperature) more quickly than many other marine species, which suggests that they may be benefiting from a changing ocean environment.”
Dr Doubleday says the research stemmed from an investigation of declining numbers of the iconic Giant Australian cuttlefish.
“There has been a lot of concern over declining numbers of the iconic Giant Australian cuttlefish at the world-renowned breeding ground in South Australia’s Spencer Gulf,” Dr Doubleday says. “To determine if similar patterns were occurring elsewhere, we compiled this global-scale database. Surprisingly, analyses revealed that cephalopods, as a whole, are in fact increasing; and since this study, cuttlefish numbers from this iconic population near Whyalla are luckily bouncing back.”
Project leader Professor Bronwyn Gillanders says large-scale changes to the marine environment, brought about by human activities, may be driving the global increase in cephalopods.
“Cephalopods are an ecologically and commercially important group of invertebrates that are highly sensitive to changes in the environment,” Professor Gillanders says. “We’re currently investigating what may be causing them to proliferate – global warming and overfishing of fish species are two theories. It is a difficult, but important question to answer, as it may tell us an even bigger story about how human activities are changing the ocean.”
Cephalopods are found in all marine habitats and, as well as being voracious predators, they are also an important source of food for many marine species, as well as humans.
“As such, the increase in abundance has significant and complex implications for both the marine food web and us,” says Dr Doubleday.
Suicide Facts: There Just Blaming Gun's For Ever Thing, But Over Look Other Common Methods Were Suffocation (including hangings) at 26.7% and poisoning at 15.9%. As Noted There Using the over work Public Health Card, To Push for all out Gun Control.
irearm ownership closely tied to suicide rates, BU study finds
BOSTON UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
States with higher estimated levels of gun ownership had higher incidents of gun-related suicides, with firearm ownership alone explaining 71 percent of the variation in state-level gun suicide rates for males and 49 percent for females, a new study by Boston University School of Public Health researchers shows.
The study, published in the American Journal of Public Health, covers 33 years, from 1981 to 2013, and is the most comprehensive analysis of the association between gun ownership and gender-specific suicides rates among the 50 U.S. states.
“Our study adds to the consistent finding that among both males and females, increased prevalence of firearms is clearly associated with an increase in the firearm-specific suicide rate,” said Michael Siegel, MD, lead author and professor of community health sciences at BUSPH. “The magnitude of this relationship is substantial and warrants attention from policy-makers.”
SAVE uses the most current data available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2014, there were 42,773 deaths by suicide in the United States. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death; homicide ranks 17th. It is the second leading cause of death for 15 - 24 year olds. Click on the chart to the right which shows the Ten Leading Causes of Death in the U.S. in 2014. For more data, you may visit www.cdc.gov or www.who.int. For more comprehensive data, visit the CDC website's Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System(WISQARS)
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US for all ages. (CDC)
The suicide rates decreased from 1990-2000 from 12.5 suicides per 100,000 to 10.4 per 100,000. Over the past decade, however, the rate has again increased to 12.1 per 100,000. Every day, approximately 105 Americans die by suicide. (CDC)
There is one death by suicide in the US every 12.3 minutes. (CDC)
Depression affects 20-25% of Americans ages 18+ in a given year. (CDC)
Suicide takes the lives of over 38,000 Americans every year. (CDC)
Only half of all Americans experiencing an episode of major depression receive treatment. (NAMI)
80% -90% of adolescents that seek treatment for depression are treated successfully using therapy and/or medication. (TADS)
An estimated quarter million people each year become suicide survivors (AAS).
There is one suicide for every estimated 25 suicide attempts. (CDC)
There is one suicide for every estimated 4 suicide attempts in the elderly. (CDC)
Suicide among males is 4x’s higher than among females. Male deaths represent 79% of all US suicides. (CDC)
Firearms are the most commonly used method of suicide among males (51%). (CDC)
Access to firearms is associated with a significantly increased risk of suicide. (NAMI)
Females are more likely than males to have had suicidal thoughts. (CDC)
Females experience depression at roughly 2x’s the rate of men.(SMH)
Females attempt suicide 3x’s as often as males. (CDC)
Poisoning is the most common method of suicide for females. (CDC)
1 in 100,000 children ages 10 to 14 die by suicide each year. (NIMH)
7 in 100,000 youth ages 15 to 19 die by suicide each year. (NIMH)
12.7 in 100,000 young adults ages 20-24 die by suicide each year. (NIMH)
The prevalence of suicidal thoughts, suicidal planning and suicide attempts is significantly higher among adults aged 18-29 than among adults aged 30+. (CDC)
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for 15 to 24 year old Americans. (CDC)
Suicide is the 4th leading cause of death for adults ages 18-65. (CDC)
The highest increase in suicide is in males 50+ (30 per 100,000). (CDC)
Suicide rates for females are highest among those aged 45-54 (9 per 100,000). (CDC)
Suicide rates for males are highest among those aged 75+ (36 per 100,000). (CDC)
Suicide rates among the elderly are highest for those who are divorced or widowed. (SMH)
Racial and Ethnic Disparaties
The highest suicide rates in the US are among Whites, American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Over 800,000 people die by suicide every year. (WHO)
There is one death by suicide in the world every 40 seconds. (WHO)
Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death in the world for those aged 15-44 years. (WHO)
Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. (WHO)
HOUSTON — With clay soil and tabletop-flat terrain, Houston has endured flooding for generations. Its 1,700 miles of man-made channels struggle to dispatch storm runoff to the Gulf of Mexico.
Now the nation's fourth-largest city is being overwhelmed with more frequent and more destructive floods. The latest calamity occurred April 18, killing eight people and causing tens of millions of dollars in damage. The worsening floods aren't simple acts of nature or just costly local concerns. Federal taxpayers get soaked too.
Extreme downpours have doubled in frequency over the past three decades, climatologists say, in part because of global warming. The other main culprit is unrestrained development in the only major U.S. city without zoning rules. That combination means more pavement and deeper floodwaters. Critics blame cozy relations between developers and local leaders for inadequate flood-protection measures.
An Associated Press analysis of government data found that if Harris County, which includes Houston, were a state it would rank in the top five or six in every category of repeat federal flood losses — defined as any property with two or more losses in a 10-year period amounting to at least $1,000 each.
Since 1998, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has paid more than $3 billion in today's dollars for flood losses in metropolitan Houston.
While repeat federal flood relief payouts average about $3,000 per square mile nationally, they are nearly half a million dollars per square mile in metro Houston. Six of Texas' eight federally declared disasters since December 2013 included floods.
"Houston has always had a flood problem, and the growth in the paving has only made it worse," FEMA Director Craig Fugate said. When the best building and land-use practices aren't followed, "we see the costs of disasters go up."
Metro Houston, which includes smaller communities and unincorporated parts of Harris County, has added more than a million people since 1992, while the amount of water-absorbing wetlands per capita has been halved. Paved surfaces in the county increased by well over 25 percent in that period, according to researchers.
Paved land generates five times more runoff than woodlands.
"There's basically very little control of development," said Susan Cutter, director of the Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute at the University of South Carolina.
Since the 1980s, Houston's preferred approach to flood control, besides improving drainage, has been to build thousands of detention ponds, concrete-lined pools that capture stormwater and pipe it out slowly.
But developers don't build enough floodwater retention into their projects, and "areas that never flooded before now flood in the smallest event," said Ed Browne, chairmen of the citizens' group Residents Against Flooding .
For example, if a property previously had construction and is being redeveloped, building codes don't require detention ponds.
"That's just not how the laws are set up," said Mike Talbott, executive director of the Harris County Flood Control District.
He said blaming new construction for worsening flooding is unwarranted.
"The new growth is mitigating its own impacts," he said.
HOMEOWNER COMPLAINTS, CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS
Across Houston, anxiety rises when heavy rain is forecast, and people dread what hydrologists call "sheet flow."
That's especially true in places such as Frostwood, a west Houston neighborhood downhill from Memorial City, a development with big-box stores, office towers, a hospital, a hotel and condos.
Memorial City's owner, Metro National, has benefited from more than a decade of infrastructure improvements made by a quasi-governmental authority that the company's own lawyers helped create.
Flooded residents claim the authority failed to honor a 2003 pledge to build stormwater detention ponds on their side of Interstate 10, which the state Department of Transportation subsequently expanded to 26 lanes including frontage.
Pyromania is defined as a pattern of deliberate setting of fires for pleasure or satisfaction derived from the relief of tension experienced before the fire-setting. The name of the disorder comes from two Greek words that mean "fire" and "loss of reason" or "madness." The clinician's handbook, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders , also known as the DSM, classifies pyromania as a disorder of impulse control, meaning that a person diagnosed with pyromania fails to resist the impulsive desire to set fires—as opposed to the organized planning of an arsonist or terrorist.
Scientists have been warning for decades that climate change is a threat to the immense tracts of forest that ring the Northern Hemisphere, with rising temperatures, drying trees and earlier melting of snow contributing to a growing number of wildfires.
The near-destruction of a Canadian city last week by a fire that sent almost 90,000 people fleeing for their lives is grim proof that the threat to these vast stands of spruce and other resinous trees, collectively known as the boreal forest, is real. And scientists say a large-scale loss of the forest could have profound consequences for efforts to limit the damage from climate change.
In retrospect, it is clear that Fort McMurray, in northern Alberta, was particularly vulnerable as one of the largest human outposts in the boreal forest. But the destruction of patches of this forest by fire, as well as invasions by insects surviving warmer winters, has occurred throughout the hemisphere.
In Russia, about 70 million acres burned in 2012, new statistics suggest, much of that in isolated areas of Siberia. Alaska, home to most of the boreal forest in the United States, had its second-largest fire season on record in 2015, with 768 fires burning more than five million acres.
Global warming is suspected as a prime culprit in the rise of these fires. The warming is hitting northern regions especially hard: Temperatures are climbing faster there than for the Earth as a whole, snow cover is melting prematurely, and forests are drying out earlier than in the past. The excess heat may even be causing an increase in lightning, which often sets off the most devastating wildfires.
Heavy rain brought by Tropical Cyclone Ita in early April caused some
of the worst flash flooding in the history of the Solomon Islands. The
rains caused river systems to overflow, sending torrents of brown water
through the capital Honiara and villages across Guadalcanal Province.
Homes and infrastructure were washed away, including one of only two
bridges linking the east and west of Honiara. Aid workers reported
seeing people carried out to sea, many of whom were women and children.
This probably never happened before SUVs.
Can sea level really rise 3x faster in one location?
The Obama administration is revising a federal rule that allows wind-energy companies to operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years, even if means killing or injuring thousands of federally protected bald and golden eagles.
Under the plan announced Wednesday, companies could kill or injure up to 4,200 bald eagles a year without penalty -- nearly four times the current limit. Golden eagles could only be killed if companies take steps to minimize the losses, for instance, by retrofitting power poles to reduce the risk of electrocution.
Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe said the proposal will "provide a path forward" for maintaining eagle populations while also spurring development of a pollution-free energy source that's intended to ease global warming, a cornerstone of President Barack Obama's energy plan.
Ashe said the 162-page proposal would protect eagles and at the same time "help the country reduce its reliance on fossil fuels" such as coal and oil that contribute to global warming.
"There's a lot of good news in here," Ashe said in an interview, calling the plan "a great tool to work with to further conservation of two iconic species."
The proposal sets objectives for eagle management, addresses how bird populations will be monitored and provides a framework for how the permitting system fits within the agency's overall eagle management, Ashe said.
Wind farms are clusters of turbines as tall as 30-story buildings, with spinning rotors as wide as a passenger jet's wingspan. Blades can reach speeds of up to 170 mph at the tips, creating tornado-like vortexes.
The Fish and Wildlife Service estimates there are about 143,000 bald eagles in the United States, and 40,000 golden eagles.
Wednesday's announcement kicks off a 60-day comment period. Officials hope to issue a final rule this fall.
The plan was developed after a federal judge in California blocked a 2013 rule that gave wind energy companies a 30-year pass to kill bald and golden eagles.
U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh ruled last August that the Fish and Wildlife Service failed to follow environmental procedural requirements in issuing the 2013 directive. The agency classified its action as an administrative change from a 2009 rule, excluding it from a full environmental review.
The agency adopted the 30-year rule as a way to encourage the development of wind energy, a key source of renewable power that has increased exponentially in recent years. A previous rule allowed wind farms to apply for renewable five-year permits.
Golden and bald eagles are not endangered species but are protected under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The laws prohibit killing, selling or otherwise harming eagles, their nests or eggs without a permit.
Under the new proposal, companies would pay a $36,000 fee for a long-term permit allowing them to kill or injure eagles. Companies would have to commit to take additional measures if they kill or injure more eagles than estimated, or if new information suggests eagle populations are being affected.
The permits would be reviewed every five years, and companies would have to submit reports of how many eagles they kill. Now such reporting is voluntary, and the Interior Department refuses to release the information.
Companies would be charged a $15,000 administrative fee every five years for long-term permits. The fees would cover costs to the Fish and Wildlife Service of