As a proponent of legitimate free
markets, I am always up for a little creative entrepreneurship.
However, there is a considerable difference between building
productive markets, and engaging in monopolistic piracy. Global
conglomerates and the elites that operate them have long been
familiar with the pirate’s life, and not the fun filled
adventure-time rope swinging swashbuckling brand. In fact, it
was elitists like Sir Francis Drake, commissioned by the English
monarchy, who embodied this disturbing covert bedlam. We’re
talking murder, mayhem, and blood-money, folks! So, it should
be of no surprise to anyone that the thieving mercantile swine
of our era are returning to the high seas to plunder once again,
only in a much more subversive and devious manner.
This past week, World Bank President Robert Zoellick made his
organization’s intentions for oceanic regimentation known, at
least in a candy coated way, at the Economist World Oceans
Summit in Singapore: ... (Read
In March of 2000, the forum made the
following statement: Water is an economic good and its economic value
should be recognized in the allocation of scarce water
resources to competing uses.
The above statement shows the hubris and temerity that these
thugs cavalierly display in their quest to steal man's natural
resources for themselves. The cold hard fact that they are
trying to verbally wrangle around is that water is a God given
natural resource necessary for all life. It cannot be owned by a
singular entity or multiple entities, to be taken for profit.
This is an outrage and you'd better damn well be worried, pissed
off, or all of the above. The fact of the matter is, all natural
resources, water, oil, and natural gas belong to the people, for
they generally cross many lands, as large deposits that should
not be controlled by anyone. Where is the people's cut?
Environmental Disaster At A Profit
Who are you going to believe, BIG $, or the real
science trying to warn you?
And Oregon. And Washington. And
British Columbia. And later Maine, Europe, and everywhere in
Independent researchers, nuke
experts, and scientists, from oceanography to entomology and
everywhere in between, having been trying to sound the alarm
The scientists most upset are
those who have studied the effects of radiation on health. I’ll
say it again, so its really clear: we are in big trouble.
this... when it comes to a disaster that is beyond the control
of the government, they will never admit the true nature
of the horror when they are incapable of containing it,
especially so when there is fault of their own involved, or that
of their associates. They do not want to admit liability,
incompetence or a lack of control. They would rather deal with
the crisis as it unfolds, accepting many more casualties, rather
than place themselves in a weakened or litigious position. The
last thing they want is to rile up the people even more, or to
enflame the masses with anger that is directed towards them.
Their position is to admit nothing and deny everything.
Chemtrails, Geoengineering Is A Threat
What Is Our
Government Doing To Us And The Planet? Chemtrails, Also Known As Geoengineering, Is A Scientific Fact NewsFocus,
by Tim Watts - 121011
An aerial phenomenon that has been taking place for years over
the US has been rapidly filling our skies. The manmade patterns
and jet-stream-like cloud strands resemble jet contrails, but
they are far from that. They are known as chemtrails, short for
chemical trails, a cocktail of many chemicals, most commonly
aluminum, barium, and strontium.
The difference between jet
contrails and chemtrails is very distinctive. Jet contrails are
condensed water molecules that form a vapor that dissipates
quickly as the trail fans out in the high altitude wind of
our atmosphere. Chemtrails on the other hand do not break down
and dissipate as quickly. They linger for quite some time,
slowly fanning out across the sky in the parallel and geometric
patterns in which they were sprayed.
The substances sprayed are said
to be quite toxic. Aside from aluminum, barium, and strontium,
the chemicals being found are cadmium, chromium, nickel, iron,
magnesium, potassium, sodium, copper, manganese and zinc,
all at levels deemed far beyond toxic.
The health risks are
substantial to humans due to the toxicity, but they also pose
more immediate threats to those with existing health issues,
such as immunologic conditions, heart disease, asthma, chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic
bronchitis and emphysema. The bottom line though is, they are
deadly to all life.
Not only are we breathing these
chemicals in, but we are drinking and eating them too as they
come down in the form of rain water, polluting our lakes, rivers
and farm land. It is a tremendous human and ecological concern
for mankind. The danger from aluminum alone is two-fold. Number
one, it has been linked to Alzheimer's disease, as has zinc.
Number two, soil with too much aluminum is not conductive for
plant growth, thus food crop production becomes endangered. Many
see the new
resistant seeds from Monsanto as having a sinister
connection, for food control over the planet.
Whatever the reason, it is being
kept a closely guarded secret from the public.
The fact that this has been going
on since the mid 1990's is a key clue. An educated guess could
be refined due to the 15 years of spraying. Testing a biological
defense agent would involve limited trials. The same might be
said of behavioral modification testing. I mention this mainly
because of the extended duration and the massive scope of the spraying. Unlike other
tests on the human population, which for the most part were
limited, the spraying of millions of tons
of these chemicals is not limited in its duration, nor restricted
to specific test areas.
This is a nationwide endeavor. Some even say it is international in
scope. It's a serious problem for us all.
The big question to all of this
is why? What is the agenda? Why are they spraying?
Whatever the reason, this is a
scientifically acknowledged ecological threat to humanity, as
well as all animal and plant life. Those who have covertly
perpetrated this plan do so with
benefits for but a select few, yet with detriment and dire consequences for
It very well may be that all
of the above
theories are involved, a chilling thought for sure, yet it
cannot be discounted out of hand because there is data to
support that each of the theories put forth has objectives that are being achieved.
The next time you look up in the
sky and see these distinctive trails overhand, you might think
twice about what they are spraying, and more importantly, what
its effect might be on you and your family.
The sun has entered a cycle of increasingly
powerful flares and eruptions, catapulting to Earth high-energy
particles capable of wreaking havoc on electronic and
communication systems that support our high-tech civilization.
"We're seeing so much more now,
compared with the last few years," said Ben Burress, an
astronomer with the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland.
He pointed to a satellite image that showed flares and magnetic
storms roiling the sun's surface.
"And when you have them
happening five times a day, there's a greater chance of one
actually hitting us," he said. ...
NASA photo showing a solar flare early Tuesday,
Aug. 9, 2011, the largest in 5 years.
Tornado Outbreak Across South Amazes Meteorologists NewsOK.com -
Wednesday's historic tornado outbreak in the South will go down
in the record books and will be studied and analyzed for years to come by
meteorologists and other researchers, an expert said Thursday. Wednesday's
historic tornado outbreak in the South ...
U.S. sets mark for tornadoes in April, but why?
Charlotte Observer - Kirk Johnson - 042911
Experts say much of it is pure chance, but evolving climate
conditions play a role. By Kirk Johnson The cruelty of this April, with 297
confirmed tornadoes recorded, is without equal in the United States. Preliminary
assessments say that of the four ...
Seismologists are keeping a close
eye on an area southwest of Hawthorne, Nevada where hundreds of
earthquakes have been detected since Sunday.
It’s a little bit concerning in a sense.
The largest earthquakes in these sequences are pretty large in
size. Graham Kent is Director of Nevada Seismological
Laboratory at the University of Nevada Reno. He says there have
been hundreds of earthquakes southwest of Hawthorne over the
past few days. The largest– recorded at a 4.4 in size. (Read
E.L. Rothschild LLC, a private investment company
led by Chairman Sir Evelyn de Rothschild and CEO Lynn Forester de Rothschild,
today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire a 70% interest
in Weather Central, LP (www.wxc.com).
The world's leading provider of interactive weather graphics and data services
for television, web, and mobile, Weather Central's highly accurate and
personalized forecasting offers businesses and consumers a truly unique suite of
science-driven weather information products.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rising seas spurred by climate change
could threaten 180 U.S. coastal cities by 2100, a new study says, with Miami,
New Orleans and Virginia Beach among those most severely affected.
Previous studies have looked at where rising waters might go
by the end of this century, assuming various levels of sea level rise, but this
latest research focused on municipalities in the contiguous 48 states with
population of 50,000 or more.
Cities along the southern Atlantic coast and the Gulf of
Mexico will likely be hardest hit if global sea levels rise, as projected, by
about 3 feet (1 meter) by 2100, researchers reported in the journal Climate
Sea level rise is expected to be one result of global warming
as ice on land melts and flows toward the world's oceans. ...
PA Opts To Poison Groundwater For Gas Industry's Profit Fracking Gas Process Releases Toxins Into Water Supply
NewsFocus.org - 010611
The natural gas extraction process known as "fracking"
is an environmentally destructive procedure.
This is actually sickening beyond words. It's obvious that big money
from the gas industry has reached the Pennsylvania legislature. How can
these greedy, soulless, parasites of society sleep at night knowing
they've damned generations of innocent civilians, just to line their
pockets? Call your Congressman now and stand up for the good folks of
Pennsylvania. You may also want to call your own representatives on this
topic for one other reason... this nightmare is sure to come to your
state soon. Don't think so? If they get away with this in Pennsylvania,
they'll get away with it in your state too. You can bank on that,
because when it comes to the oil & gas industry, that's all they apparently care about,
screwing you so they can "make bank."
The natural gas boom gripping parts of the
United States has a nasty byproduct: wastewater so salty, and so
polluted with metals like barium and strontium, that most states
require drillers to get rid of the stuff by injecting it down shafts
thousands of feet deep.
But not in Pennsylvania, one of the states at
the center of the gas rush. In Pennsylvania, the liquid that gushes
from gas wells is only partially treated for substances that could be
environmentally harmful, then dumped into rivers and streams from
which communities get their drinking water. (Read
No Fracking Way!
Drilling Tactic Fuels A Boom And Health Concerns USA Today -
Rick Jervis - 121410
By Stan Carpenter, for USA TODAY By Rick Jervis, USA TODAY
SHREVEPORT, La. - Residents here rejoiced two years ago when gas companies poked
into a mammoth natural gas deposit 2 miles under their homes, sparking a
modern-day gold rush. ...
NewsFocus: People need to get mad
about this. This is our lifeblood for survival, and yet big money
natural gas companies are allowed to profit at our expense by poisoning
our water. It may be Pennsylvania now, but it could be your state very
We all need to speak up,now!
This reminds me of the famous Reverend Niemoller quote from World War
When Is It
Moral of the
story: Stand up for your neighbors when they are being
oppressed, because you will more than likely also need someone to
help when the exact same thing eventually happens to you. United we stand, divided we fall.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said Saturday that it began
receiving reports about the dead birds about 11:30 p.m. the previous night
(Fri). The birds fell over a 1-mile area of Beebe, and an aerial survey
indicated that no other dead birds were found outside of that area.
100,000 Dead Fish Join Thousands of Dead Birds In Arkansas
The Associated Press - Monday, January 3rd, 2011
-- 10:58 am
UPDATE II: As officials worked to figure out the cause of death of some 5,000
blackbirds that fell from the Arkansas sky this weekend, some 100 miles away
another disaster was unfolding: The discovery of 100,000 dead drum fish in the
news reports, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission found 20 miles of the
river littered with dead fish on Thursday, and are conducting tests to determine
what killed them. ...
NewsFocus: There is a cover-up over this
one. An accidental deadly toxin release? Worse yet, was it a biological
experiment that escaped a lab? Think people. This was not lightning or a
natural phenomenon. Rumors linger about the ex-Reagan, Bush official found
murdered in a Delaware landfill. He may have been
murdered because of insider knowledge he had, regarding the release of a
deadly chemical agent responsible for these mass die-offs in Arkansas wildlife.
There is way more to this story than we know.
Florida is the only state without snow, but it's real close
by the Northern panhandle.
49 of 50 States Have Snow, Only Florida Is Flake-Free
CFNews13.com, by Ferdinand Zogbaum - 011211
The Bay area and the rest of Florida are in a very unique position thanks to the
winter weather pounding the rest of the nation. Snow, or the lack of in Florida,
have made us the only state without flakes on the ground in the U.S. ...
NewsFocus: Of course the
naysayers to global warming will say, "See, it's not getting warmer. We
wouldn't have snow." What they miss is that when the oceans warm up, they
evaporate faster. That in turns loads up the clouds much quicker and we then
have rain and snow repeating more often, in greater amounts. (Like we have had.)
The real danger lurking is what happens if the "Atlantic engine" shuts
down. At that point, we're talking ice-age. Not a pretty sight for North America
Local residents believe the foam showing up on beaches is from
the BP dispersant.
Michelle Nix, from Pensacola, Florida, founded the group Gulf
Coast Oil Spill Volunteers in an effort to be pro-active and do what she could
to help when the BP oil disaster began on April 20.
"I had 500 volunteers coordinated to help with cleanup, people
offering free oil boom, people donating their work and time to help," Nix told
She contacted the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),
Coast Guard, Wildlife and Fisheries, "and everyone I could think of to try to
help," Nix said. "But none of them responded. None of the government agencies
would get back in touch with me."
Nix, not to be deterred, helped organise blood tests for
several Gulf coasts residents who were experiencing sicknesses attributed to
toxic chemicals released from BP's well blow-out and the dispersants the company
has used to sink the oil.
In October, Dr. Wilma Subra, a chemist and Macarthur Fellow,
conducted the blood tests for volatile solvents - chemicals present in BP's
crude oil as well as their toxic dispersants - on eight people Nix provided who
live and work along the coast.
Most of the people tested had these toxic chemicals present in
their blood at levels several times higher than the national average. "Ethylbenzene,
m,p-Xylene and Hexane are volatile organic chemicals that are present in the BP
Crude Oil. The blood of all three females and five males had chemicals that are
found in the BP Crude Oil," according to Subra’s report. ... (Read
One group collectively fights against the notion of Climate Change,
Think We Don't Have
Don't be fooled. Big business has spent big money to deceive you on this.
Why would they do that? Because they're too cheap to retrofit their factories,
in order to quit polluting our air. Rather than spend money to stem greenhouse
gas emissions from their factories, they deceitfully deny that a problem even
exists. Of course, there's no reason then to adjust factory emissions, if
there's no problem. Maybe the Republican party should abandon the elephant
logo for an ostrich with its head buried in the sand?
Seattle, WA – Farmers and civil society organizations around the world are
outraged by the recent discovery of further connections between the Bill and
Melinda Gates Foundation and agribusiness titan Monsanto. Last week, a financial
website published the Gates Foundation’s investment portfolio, including 500,000
shares of Monsanto stock with an estimated worth of $23.1 million purchased in
the second quarter of 2010 (see the
filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission). This marks a
substantial increase from its previous holdings, valued at just over $360,000
(see the Foundation’s 2008 990
The entrance to the arctic seed vault leads inside the mountain
One thing Microsoft founder Bill Gates can’t be accused of is
sloth. He was already programming at 14, founded Microsoft at age 20 while still
a student at Harvard. By 1995 he had been listed by Forbes as the world’s
richest man from being the largest shareholder in his Microsoft, a company which
his relentless drive built into a de facto monopoly in software systems for
In 2006 when most people in such a situation might think of retiring to a quiet
Pacific island, Bill Gates decided to devote his energies to his Bill and
Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest ‘transparent’ private foundation
as it says, with a whopping $34.6 billion endowment and a legal necessity to
spend $1.5 billion a year on charitable projects around the world to maintain
its tax free charitable status. A gift from friend and business associate,
mega-investor Warren Buffett in 2006, of some $30 billion worth of shares in
Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway put the Gates’ foundation into the league where it
spends almost the amount of the entire annual budget of the United Nations’
World Health Organization.
So when Bill Gates decides through the Gates Foundation to invest some $30
million of their hard earned money in a project, it is worth looking at.
No project is more interesting at the moment than a curious project in one of
the world’s most remote spots, Svalbard. Bill Gates is investing millions in a
seed bank on the Barents Sea near the Arctic Ocean, some 1,100 kilometers from
the North Pole. Svalbard is a barren piece of rock claimed by Norway and ceded
in 1925 by international treaty (see map).
On this God-forsaken island Bill Gates is investing tens of his millions along
with the Rockefeller Foundation, Monsanto Corporation, Syngenta Foundation and
the Government of Norway, among others, in what is called the ‘doomsday seed
bank.’ Officially the project is named the Svalbard Global Seed Vault on the
Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, part of the Svalbard island group. ... (Read
BP Mismanages Oil Rig And Now The
Oil Spill Clean Up Why Is The U.S. Allowing
The Perpetrator To Fix A Problem That They Caused? NewsFocus - 060710
Since the start of this oil
catastrophe, British Petroleum has undeniably made all the wrong moves, acting
instead only in the interest of its shareholders and chief executives.
The U.S. government has also failed
miserably to take control of the situation. First off, our miserable excuse for
Capitol Hill representation has sought to protect this oil industry giant by
capping its liability in lawsuits at $75-million dollars, even though BP openly
gouged us all at the gas pumps and made
record profits off of us to the tune of $5.6-billion dollars in just the
first three months of 2010. The Obama administration needs to act responsibly
and take over BP, seize its assets and use them accordingly to clean up this
massive ecological disaster.
LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Radioactive water that
leaked from the nation's oldest nuclear power plant has now reached a
major underground aquifer that supplies drinking water to much of southern New
Jersey, the state's environmental chief said Friday.
The state Department of Environmental
Protection has ordered the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station to halt the
spread of contaminated water underground, even as it said there was no
imminent threat to drinking water supplies. ...
threat? Seriously? Wow, they really do think we're stupid. <sigh>
The U.S. military is gearing up to become a more
active player in the global scramble for raw materials, as competition from
China and other countries raises concerns about the cost and availability of
resources deemed vital to national security.
The Defense Department holds in government
warehouses a limited number of critical materials—such as cobalt, tin and
zinc—worth about $1.6 billion as of late 2008. In the coming weeks, the Pentagon
is likely to present a plan for Congress to overhaul its stockpiling program.
A Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On 2010 Opens With Numerous Large
Earthquakes NewsFocus.org - 041210
With 2010 barely through its first quarter, it is
disturbing to note the large-scale earthquake activity that has taken place
around the world since the start of the new year. With massive quakes ranging
from 8.8 in Chile to 7.7 in Indonesia and recently 7.2 in Baja, California, it
is fair to raise a "Spock eyebrow" of curiosity regarding the recent
concentrated bursts of global seismic activity. Let's hope the rest of 2010 is
not as bumpy as the first few months.
in West Sumatra have urged the government to immediately make efforts to
mitigate the impact of a solar storm that experts have predicated will take
place between 2012 and 2015.
Coordinating head of the West Sumatra chapter Indonesian
Geologists Association (IAGI) Ade Edward told The Jakarta Post the government
had officially announced possible threats resulting from
the solar storm, or geomagnetic storm, but there was still no concrete evidence.
“The National Aeronautics and Space Agency [Lapan] has
officially released the announcement two weeks ago that the solar storm might
take place in Indonesia between 2012 and 2015, but the government has yet to set
up any serious program to address the issue.” ...
The headline to this post may surprise many Washingtonians who are still thawing
out from the cold and historically snowy winter. However, not only does a new
NASA draft analysis predict that 2010 will likely set a new global temperature
record, but it also projects that it is "virtually certain" that a new 12-month
running mean global temperature record will occur sometime this year.
Wait a second, you may say. That doesn't make sense,
given the relentless cold thus far in 2010 (at least until the past two weeks),
not only in Washington, but also throughout Europe and parts of Asia.
So, where is this forecast coming from? (Read
Global Warming: THE HOTTEST DECADE
DailyCensored.com, byslandau -
Feb 5, 2010
“The decade ending in 2009 was the
warmest on record, new surface temperature figures released Thursday by the
National Aeronautics and Space Administration show…. 2009 was the second warmest
year since 1880, when modern temperature measurement began. The warmest year was
2005. The other hottest recorded years have all occurred since 1998, NASA said.”
Global temperatures varied because of changes in
ocean heating and cooling cycles. `When we average temperature over 5 or 10
years to minimize that variability,’ said Dr. James E. Hansen, director of
NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, one of the world’s leading
climatologists, `we find global warming is continuing unabated.’” John M. Broder
NY Times Jan. 21. ...
The Unfinished Story of Iceland's Volcano IndyPosted (blog) -
Thankfully, there has been no major loss of human life, but in some ways, the
economic impact and awesome range of Iceland's volcano have invited
Researchers are warning of a new blight on the ocean: a
swirl of confetti-like plastic debris stretching over thousands of square miles
in a remote expanse of the Atlantic Ocean.
The floating garbage - hard to spot from the
surface and spun together by a vortex of currents - was documented by two groups
of scientists who trawled the sea between scenic Bermuda and Portugal's
mid-Atlantic Azores islands.
The studies describe a soup of micro-particles
similar to the so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a phenomenon discovered a
decade ago between Hawaii and California that researchers say is likely to exist
in other places around the globe.
Rachel Maddow: Global Warming Isn't the Opposite of Snow CrooksandLiars.com, by
Heather Thursday Feb 11, 2010 1:45pm
Rachel takes the clowns at ClusterFox to task for
pretending they don't know the difference between changes in the weather and
climate change. The science guy Bill Nye weighs in and explains why watching
these idiots conflate the two disturbs him so much.
Colbert both had a field day with Fox for this as well. ...
'Meaningful' deal reached at
Copenhagen climate summit BBC News -
121809 Key states have reached what they call a
"meaningful agreement" at the Copenhagen climate summit. The US,
China, India and South Africa had agreed the "historic step
forward", a US official reported. ...
Climate deal looks close, but may not halt warming(What a deal!) BBC News -
Richard Black - 121709
A deal at the UN climate summit looks more
likely following a frantic day of behind the scenes diplomacy.
China signaled concessions on monitoring of emission curbs, and
the US said it would commit money for developing countries.
Copenhagen climate protesters
rally guardian.co.uk -
Dec 12, 2009
Demonstrators took part in a global protest to
demand governments agree a binding new deal on climate change.
Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA Tens of thousands of people took
to the streets of Copenhagen today as part of a global protest
to demand ...
Climategate: Follow the Money Climate change researchers must believe in
the reality of global warming just as a priest must believe in
the existence of God
WallStreetJournal.com - 120109
Last year, ExxonMobil donated $7 million to a
grab-bag of public policy institutes, including the Aspen
Institute, the Asia Society and Transparency International. It
also gave a combined $125,000 to the Heritage Institute and the
National Center for Policy Analysis, two conservative think
tanks that have offered dissenting views on what until recently
was called—without irony—the climate change "consensus."
To read some of the
press accounts of these gifts—amounting to about 0.00027% of
Exxon's 2008 profits of $45 billion—you might think you'd hit
upon the scandal of the age. But thanks to what now goes by the
name of climategate, it turns out the real scandal lies
It's hard to take a publication from Rupert Murdoch seriously.
Why would he rat out his fellow globalists? We will follow this
Climate-Gate: Is It Really What We
Are Told? Ex-MN Governor Jesse Ventura Investigates
NewsFocus: The carbon
credit fraud allegation is the one area this website would agree
needs to be looked into, however, the rest of the program
which framed global warming as nothing but a hoax for money is
not something NewsFocus will endorse. Big money will do
anything to keep from having to spend more money to clean-up
emissions, even going so far as to make up bullshit to mislead
Per Peter Farmpton:"Big business doesn't want
you to believe that there is global warming so they can keep polluting the
atmosphere and make a profit at the same time. Anyone who doesn't even entertain
the idea that it's a possibility is awful sure of themselves and gambling on the
future of mother earth."
For many areas of the U.S.
and other areas of the globe, this winter has brought some brutally cold
temperatures and plenty of snowfall. I'm sure I'm not the only one who has had
to endure the "So much for global warming" comments from our more gullible and
lesser educated friends and family.
Copenhagen Climate Conference This is Bigger than Climate Change. It is a Battle to
Redefine Humanity InformationClearinghouse.info, by George Monbiot
- Dec 2009 The meeting at Copenhagen confronts us with our
primal tragedy. We are the universal ape, equipped with the ingenuity and
aggression to bring down prey much larger than itself, break into new lands,
roar its defiance of natural constraints. Now we find ourselves hedged in by the
consequences of our nature, living meekly on this crowded planet for fear of
provoking or damaging others. We have the hearts of lions and live the lives of
Global Warming, the Media, and the Impending Catastrophe
InformationClearinghouse.info, by Ann Robertson and Bill Leumer Why have protests around global warming been so
muted in the U.S. while so intense in Europe? In part, the explanation lies in
how the U.S. media has been covering global warming, which has sowed confusion,
complacency, and paralysis.
In Case You Missed It:
Global Dimming This is a must watch - BBC
- Video Documentary
This is a film that demands action. It reveals that we may have grossly
underestimated the speed at which our climate is changing. At its heart is a
deadly new phenomenon. One that until very recently scientists refused to
believe even existed. But it may already have led to the starvation of millions.
Earth Could Plunge Into Sudden Ice Age Experts: ‘Big Freeze’ about 12,800 years ago happened within
MSNBC News, by Charles Q. Choi - 120209
In the film, "The Day After Tomorrow," the world gets gripped in
ice within the span of just a few weeks. Now research now
suggests an eerily similar event might indeed have occurred in
Looking ahead to the future, there is no reason why such a
freeze shouldn't happen again — and in ironic fashion it could
be precipitated if
ongoing changes in climate force the Greenland ice sheet to
suddenly melt, scientists say.
Starting roughly 12,800 years ago, the Northern Hemisphere
was gripped by a chill that lasted some 1,300 years. Known by
scientists as the Younger Dryas and nicknamed the"Big
Freeze," geological evidence suggests it was brought on when
a vast pulse of fresh water — a greater volume than all of North
America's Great Lakes combined — poured into the Atlantic and
Arctic Oceans. ...
Copenhagen climate conference: Money talks
The Guardian, Editorial - Saturday 12 December 2009
Cash is the key to unlocking the grand climate bargain between
the rich and poor world, as was apparent even before the brokering had got under
way in Copenhagen. At the end of the first week of talking, this reality has
become even starker, for a whole host of reasons.
EPA: Greenhouse gases a threat to human health Obama's hand in Copenhagen strengthened by
Environmental Protection Agency ruling that could regulate
emissions even without legislation from Congress
GlobeandMail.com, by Eric
Reguly 120709 The
Obama administration delivered a much-needed jolt of optimism on
the opening day of the Copenhagen climate change summit by
declaring greenhouse gases a health hazard, strengthening the
President's hand to push for deal at the make-or-break meeting.
Leaders of the rich world are enacting a giant fraud Corporate lobbyists can pressure or bribe governments to
rig the system in their favour TheIndependent.co.uk, by Johann Hari 121109
Every delegate to the Copenhagen summit is being greeted
by the sight of a vast fake planet dominating the city's central square. This
swirling globe is covered with corporate logos – the Coke brand is stamped over
Africa, while Carlsberg appears to own Asia, and McDonald's announces "I'm
loving it!" in great red letters above. "Welcome to Hopenhagen!" it cries. It is
kept in the sky by endless blasts of hot air.
This plastic planet is the perfect symbol for this summit. The
world is being told that this is an emergency meeting to solve the climate
crisis – but here inside the Bela Centre where our leaders are gathering, you
can find only a corrupt shuffling of words, designed to allow countries to
wriggle out of the bare minimum necessary to prevent the unravelling of the
covered up climate report Bush Administration covered up
global warming finding, then deliberately kept from Democrats
The Associated Press - Tuesday,
October 13th, 2009
An e-mail message buried by the Bush
administration because of its conclusions on global warming
surfaced Tuesday, nearly two years after it was first sent to
the White House and never opened.
administration, and then EPA administrator Stephen Johnson,
refused to release the document when it was written in 2007, and
labeled it "deliberative, do not distribute" to Democratic
lawmakers. The White House instead allowed three senators to
review it in July 2008, when excerpts were released. ... (Read
Global warming is speeding up, scientists reveal RawStory.com, by
September 25th, 2009 -- 8:05 am
Earth’s temperature is likely to jump nearly 6 degrees
between now and the end of the century even if every country cuts greenhouse gas
emissions as proposed, according to a United Nations update. Scientists looked
at emission plans from 192 nations and calculated what would happen to global
warming. The projections take into account 80 percent pollution cuts from the
U.S. and Europe by 2050, which are not sure things. ...
WINNIPEG–One of Canada's top northern researchers says the permanent Arctic
sea ice that is home to the world's polar bears and usually survives the summer
has all but disappeared.
Experts around the world believed the ice was recovering because satellite
images showed it expanding. But David Barber says
the thick, multi-year frozen sheets crucial to
the northern ecosystem have been replaced by thin "rotten" ice that can't
support weight of the bears. "It caught us all by surprise because we
were expecting there to be multi-year sea ice. The whole world thought it was
multi-year sea ice," said Barber, who just returned from an expedition to the
"Unfortunately, what we found was that the
multi-year (ice) has all but disappeared. What's left is this remnant, rotten
Ocean Temps Reach Record High In hot water: World sets ocean temperature record
AP News, by Seth Borenstein 082009
Swimming in warm waters of ... Maine? Summer seas seem on
boil as oceans smash heat records...
This is what I hate having to explain to my relatives and
friends abroad in Europe about politics in the US. We know that
global warming is a fact. We know that our actions, if they
didn't cause global warming, definitely exacerbate it. We know
that we must reduce our dependency on oil, for both ecological
and political/strategic reasons. And yet, what we are able to do
is hampered so predictably by the Republican party:
Photos from US spy satellites declassified by the
Obama White House provide the first graphic images of how the polar ice
sheets are retreating in the summer. The effects on the world's weather,
environments and wildlife could be devastating
Graphic images that reveal the devastating impact of
global warming in the Arctic have been released by the US military. The
photographs, taken by spy satellites over the past decade, confirm that in
recent years vast areas in high latitudes have lost their ice cover in
summer months. ...
Vast expanses of Arctic melting fast
AP News, by Charles J. Hanley 080909
The Arctic Ocean has given up tens of thousands more square
miles (square kilometers) of ice on Sunday in a relentless summer of melt,
with scientists watching through satellite eyes for a possible record low
polar ice cap. ... (Read
Antarctic ice shelf about to break loose
Wilkins Ice Shelf, held only by deteriorating
ice bridge, about to collapse
Associated Press -
Friday April 3, 2009
PARIS (AP) — A massive ice
shelf anchored to the Antarctic coast by a narrow and quickly
deteriorating ice bridge could break away soon, the European
Space Agency warned Friday.
Paris-based agency said satellite images show the bridge that
connects the Wilkins Ice Shelf to Charcot and Latady Islands
"looks set to collapse."
"The beginning of what appears to be the
demise of the ice bridge began this week when new rifts"
appeared and a large block of ice broke away, it said.
The Wilkins Ice Shelf — which like the rest of
Antarctic's ice sheet "was formed by thousands of years of
accumulated and compacted snow" — had been stable for most of
the last century before it began retreating in the 1990s, the
Al Gore Speaks Out On Global
Warming And Dependence On Oil
This guy understands a threat that many myopically scoff at.
Movie: An Inconvenient Truth
This is the full version, with foreign subtitles.
Micronesia: Forgotten By The World? Island Nations Slowly Drowning; Ambassador
Says World Has 'Written Us Off'
ABC News, By
BILL BLAKEMORE - Dec. 9, 2009
Take the vast island nation of
Micronesia, with an ancient culture that includes 607
islands, scattered across a million square miles of the western
These islands are already being eroded away by
fast-rising sea level -- so fast that graveyards are
Global warming is 'irreversible'
BBC News, UK -
Jan 26, 2009
A team of environmental researchers in
the US has warned many effects of climate change are
irreversible. The scientists concluded global temperatures could
Study: Global warming effects to last 1000 years
Chronicle, United States - Jan 26, 2009 By
JIM EFSTATHIOU JR.
Carbon dioxide pumped into the atmosphere today from power
plants and cars will affect surface temperatures and sea levels
for more ...
Alaskan volcano erupts in ash clouds BBC News - 15 hours ago
Mount Redoubt volcano in the US state of Alaska is continuing to erupt,
sending ash clouds 15km (50000ft) into the air. The volcano, 166km (103
miles) from ...
Blowing smoke on Bobby Jindal Globe and Mail - 18 hours
With a report from AP A month after Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal chided
the Democrats for funding "something called volcano monitoring," the
eruption of ...
Alaska volcano erupts 15km into sky RTE.ie - Mar 23, 2009
The Mount Redoubt volcano in the US state of Alaska has erupted with bursts
of ash that rose more than 15km. The first blast occurred at 5.38am (Irish
Fears over earthquake 'swarm' at Yellowstone
Times Online, UK -
10 hours ago
Hundreds of earthquakes have hit Yellowstone
National Park, raising fears of a more powerful volcanic
eruption. The earthquake swarm, the biggest in more ...
Yellowstone Earthquake Swarm: Updated
U.S. News & World
Report, DC - Jan 2, 2009
More on the Yellowstone earthquake swarm at the
supervolcano caldera. First, this piece of database analysis
from an IT guy at Splunk puts the swarm into ...
Climate scientists: it's time for 'Plan B'
Poll of international
experts by The Independent reveals consensus that CO2
cuts have failed – and their growing support for technological
Steve Connor, Science Editor and Chris Green,
Friday, 2 January 2009
An emergency "Plan B"
using the latest technology is needed to save the world from
dangerous climate change, according to a poll of leading
scientists carried out by The Independent. The collective
international failure to curb the growing emissions of carbon
dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere has meant that an alternative to
merely curbing emissions may become necessary.
Climate change remains a top priority
San Francisco Chronicle, USA
His first big task will be to pick the next Environmental
Protection Agency administrator, who will face a series of key
decisions on climate change. ...
Global Warming Battle Heats Up
Matthew Blake 8/13/08
Four Democratic senators demanded late last month that the head
of the Environmental Protection Agency must go. Their call for
EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson’s resignation — after eight
months of looking into his actions as agency chief — is largely
due to Jason K. Burnett, Johnson’s former deputy in developing
global warming policy.
UN climate summit seeks clarity
BBC News, UK -
1 hour ago
"But we cannot allow this to detract from the fight against
climate change. "The effects of climate change... are already
weighting heavily upon those most ...
Ocean currents can power the world, say scientists A revolutionary device that can harness energy from
slow-moving rivers and ocean currents could provide enough power
for the entire world, scientists claim.
By Jasper Copping Last Updated:
2:39PM GMT 29 Nov 2008
The technology can generate electricity in water flowing
at a rate of less than one knot - about one mile an hour -
meaning it could operate on most waterways and sea beds around
Bush Aides Rush to Enact
a Safety Rule Obama Opposes
New York Times -
18 hours ago
By ROBERT PEAR WASHINGTON - The Labor Department is racing to
complete a new rule, strenuously opposed by President-elect
Barack Obama, that would make it much harder for the government
to regulate toxic substances and hazardous chemicals to which
Save the Economy, and
New York Times, United
States - Nov 26, 2008
preparing for next week’s talks on global warming in Poznan,
Poland, have been sounding decidedly downbeat. From Paris to
Green groups condemn
climate plan delay
Sydney Morning Herald,
Australia - 45 minutes ago
The Minister for Climate Change and the Environment,
Carmel Tebbutt, said some businesses were having trouble
preparing to make the switch, so the scheme
9 hours ago
And this is useful and timely given the debate over Climate
Change (or Global Warming). So let us take a peek at the shape
of temperature patten over land ...