Month: November 2010

Singer: The Cancun Climate Capers

by S. Fred Singer, American Thinker Today, Nov. 29, marks the beginning of the Cancun COP (Conference of the Parties [to the Kyoto Protocol]). This is the 16th meeting of the nearly two hundred national delegations, which have been convening annually since the Kyoto Protocol was negotiated in 1997 at COP-3.

Atmospheric Greenhouse effect on AGW

by Leonard Weinstein, ScD. Background and the Issue The material in this first section tries to define the issue clearly rather than get into specific numbers and results. The comments may include discussion of specific results, but interpretation of available data is given in later sections. Before I describe the atmospheric greenhouse effect, I need …

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Inhofe: The Coming Battle with the EPA

by US Senator Inhofe, November 18, 2010 Mr. President, as Mark Twain might have put it, reports of the death of cap-and-trade have been greatly exaggerated. Yes, we defeated Waxman-Markey and Kerry-Boxer and McCain-Lieberman and Lieberman-Warner and Kerry-Lieberman.  And over the past year, we had:

Irena Sendler – Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Irena Sendler recently died at age 98. Few know her story. During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist.  She had a motive since she knew the Nazi’s plans for the Jews.

Pete Seeger: Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

On July 26, 1956, the House of Representatives voted 373 to 9 to cite Pete Seeger and seven others (including playwright Arthur Miller) for contempt, as they failed to cooperate with House Committee on Un-American Activities (HCUA) in their attempts to investigate alleged subversives and communists. Pete Seeger testified before the HCUA in 1955. In …

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6. The Age of Man

by Eric Grimsrud In this post, I will summarize the countless effects man has had on physical aspects of the Earth.   With each of these components, I will used select figures which I believe are worth a “thousand words”, as they say, and allow me to use a minimum of my own. In addition, I …

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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger assimilated by BORG

by Dr. Ed Berry Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, we can admire your enthusiasm about “stopping” global warming. But, like the football player who picks up a fumble and runs for the wrong goal , you are running the wrong way. There is no global warming boogie man. You  have spent so much time in Hollywood fantasies, …

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Liberalism Destroys Individual Rights

by Dr. Ed  Berry As Liberalism becomes more powerful, it becomes less tolerant. Liberalism’s goal is to destroy Individual Rights. Individual Rights are the First Line of Defense against a Totalitarian Government. “Sacrifice for the Common Good” says Barack Obama “Comrades! We must abolish the cult of the individual decisively, once and for all” says Soviet …

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Is There a Pattern Here?

Take the following multiple choice test. The events are in the public record. 1. In 1968, Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed by: Superman? Jay Leno? Harry Potter? Muslim male extremist between the ages of 17 and 40–> bingo 2. In the 1972 Munich Olympics, athletes were kidnapped and massacred by: Chuck Norris? Sitting Bull? …

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Singer: Nature – not Human Activity – Rules the Climate

By S. Fred Singer, University of Virginia and SEPP (Presented at Erice Conference, Aug 2010) Summary Santer and sixteen coauthors [2008; hereafter S08] claim that observed temperature trends (in the tropical troposphere) are “consistent” with trends derived from General Circulation Models (GCM).  This result, if correct, would seem to support the validity of greenhouse (GH) …

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NASA: Tropical “Hot Towers” And Hurricane Intensification

Background (from NASA) Hurricanes (in the Atlantic) or typhoons (in the Pacific) are Earth’s strongest cyclones.   A tropical storm becomes a hurricane when sustained wind speeds reach 64 knots (74 mph).  Accurate predictions of their tracks and intensities can save lives and minimize property loss. While hurricane tracks can be predicted with fairly good …

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Bidinotto: Ozone Depletion

by Robert J. Bidinotto, 1994, Redbarn Ozone and Objectivity Is our stratospheric ozone layer under attack by chlorine coming from man-made CFCs? Paul Robinson’s posting of March 24 on the subject of ozone depletion and CFCs is correct in its skeptical answer, but very wrong in how he arrives at that answer. I am concerned …

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