Climate change will lock the world into more frequent and severe heatwaves in the next few decades, researchers have claimed. They say there will be a ´several-fold´ increase in heatwaves up to 2040, regardless of how much carbon dioxide goes into the atmosphere, but future efforts to slash pollution could stem the rise in extreme heat events later on in the century. The last decade has seen an exceptional number of extreme heatwaves around the world, hitting the U.S. in 2012, Russia in 2010, Australia in 2009, and Europe in 2003 with damaging impacts on health, the economy, agriculture and
Comments: 1. Please--before you get too busy--print out a copy of the text from the article (including the link[s]). Save it to show people over "the next few decades."
2. Please wait a little while for Jimmy D (Delingpole) to come out with a verbal sledgehammer so you can show that to alarmists too.
Did climate change cause the collapse of ancient civilizations? (A question asked in the article) I´d say there is a better chance that Obama´s ancestry had a hand in their collapse than climate change did.
Yeah, that worse-than-normal summer heat wave is killin´ us here in Atlanta today...rain and 69 currently. High expected to be 75. Fahrenheit. In August. In the Deep South. Boy howdy - this global warming is killin´ us!
The power of propaganda, the human herding instinct and associated need to belong outweigh reason. That´s all I can conclude. I´m sure many who are smarter than I and more educated in the sciences are on board with the cult.
Pardon a repeat comment but I´d like to see a catalog of what the cult had predicted would have happened by now. I think it´a already like Bullwinkle telling Rocky "This time for sure."
Wonderful idea OP. I wish I had all of the literature that was distributed to us in high school on the occasion of the firs Earth Day containing all of the dire warnings. I do remember that it said we would be underwater by now (wrong) and that we should stop using colored toilet paper and tissues to save the planet. Maybe that´s why we´re still here, you can´t by pink or yellow toilet paper and Kleenex anymore!
Yep, happens every summer. Massive heat wave in the northern hemisphere. Meanwhile, Oz and the Kiwis are busy creating a climate condusive to a massive heat wave, down under, for the other half of the year....
Someone should light some candles (or, better yet, increase taxes) to bring attention to the problem.... /s/
The climate ´experts´ are partisan and nonsensical. The~Earth´s climate has endured major changes which normally take thousands/millions of years per cycle. The Rocky Mountain area was once water and Long Island NY was created by a glacier. Listening to people talking in terms of YEARS, when experienced geologists talk in terms of at the very least CENTURIES, makes you wonder where these folks got their educations. One MILLION years is a short time for the Earth´s climate to change, not 10 years. In time all the Continents will be in different locations and the Earth will not look as it does now. How about some knowledgeable people speaking up and giving facts to the public. I am weary of politicians getting involved in what they know NOTHING about, and then pushing policies which are detrimental to our civilization..
Even during Glacial Periods (Ice Ages, for those in Rio Linda) there are frequent and severe heat waves somewhere on the Earth. The Earth spends most of it´s time in Glacial Periods, with Interglacials (like the one we´re near the end of) to to briefly break it up. Even during an Ice Age the tropics are still tropical. We still don´t know why the Earth warms up between it´s more normal Glacial Periods. The Lofos are wondering what kind of clothing will be in style.
There are no experts, just a bunch of "guessers" all seeking a grant, a moment in the spotlight, and peer approval. It´s like a group of middle-school girls clumped together, each assuring the others how cool they all are...
It´s just fortunate for today´s climate scientists that they weren´t on the job in the 1930s. With their narrow time perspectives and tendency to over-project from insufficient data samples, many of them would have killed themselves in despair at the number of record-setting heatwaves and droughts.
Their statements sound like those bipolar sports fans, who react to every win with giddy discussions about ´dynasties´ and to every loss with anguished calls for the front office to blow up the team and start rebuiding immediately.
The word ´tedious´ doesn´t begin to describe it. The summer of 1936, alone, could have thinned their ranks by half or more...
She´s a climate science denier. NOAA has already said the US 2012 heatwave was definitely not caused by humans or CO2. The 2010 Russian heat wave has also been explained by NOAA as strictly due to natural causes. The science clearly states CO2 doesn´t cause temperature rise. It´s also true that the UK monarchy´s financial survival depends on the world believing in CO2 terror. The monarchy gets a lot of money from offshore wind leases. On top of that, the energy from these offshore leases is charged at triple rates of normal energy sources to UK consumers. Today´s UK monarchy is helping me understand exactly how vicious monarchies can be and why we must not have one again in the US.
Climate Alarmists have a rough time of it. They have to predict disaster far enough out that they will not look like dopes when what they tried to scare us with doesn´t happen and yet not far enough out that no one cares.
100 years is a nice round number. Scary that the grandkids might suffer but not soon enough to be easily proven wrong.
Every weather twitch is blamed on climate change. Too much or too little snow, rain, ice, hurricanes, heat, cold, ad infinitum. Note the word is BLAMED, not PROVED.
The actual measured climate changes in the world refute the Alarmist´s claims at almost every turn. Glaciers are not disappearing. Ice is accumulating less in some areas and more in others. Hurricanes are NOT historically more frequent or more severe. Global temps have leveled off while CO2 is still rising bring into question the link between the two that the Alarmists depend on. Sea levels are rising steadily, very slowly, as they have for a long time.
WHEN are these Alarmist idiots going to be exposed for the lying fools that they are?
Yes, it has been the mildest year of my life, both winter and summer, here in Georgia. And the climate changers are indeed absurdly alarmist, especially the Euro/British ones, and I wish they would take a pill for their hysteria - which unfortunately they are spreading to our innocent children.
On the other hand, we can all agree that pollution is a bad thing, as well as the wasteful and profligate use of energy. So I do think we should continue to try to clean up the air and water as much as possible, and I actually wouldn´t mind a campaign for common-sense energy conservation so as not to stress our systems. As for the climate-changers, I just try to tune them out and it isn´t easy.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius struggled to fend off the latest round of barbs in a Capitol Hill hearing on Wednesday, following revelations that fewer than 365,000 Americans have enrolled for medical insurance through government-run marketplaces--including a federal website that will ultimate cost $677 million. [Snip] But as of Nov. 30, just over 137,200 Americans had chosen insurance policies through the perennially afflicted healthcare.gov. And nearly another 227,500 enrolled through the 14 state-run insurance exchanges, whose websites have experienced fewer problems. That puts the government about 835,000 enrollments--or 70 percent--behind its intermediate target.
NASA ground control is scrambling to fix an ´urgent situation´ on the International Space Station after a cooling system failed with six astronauts aboard. NASA reported the problem about 5.45pm EST after the integral system stopped working. Initial reports indicate the crew of the $150billion space lab are safe. However, an emergency space walk may be necessary to repair the coolant leak, NBC News reports. Two Americans are among the six crew members. They are Rick Mastraccio, a 53-year-old mission specialist with a background in engineering, and Mike Hopkins, a 44-year-old U.S. Air Force Colonel. Also aboard are Russians Mikhail Tyurin, Oleg Kotov and
Google is already heavily criticised for trying to know almost everything about us, and now the firm wants to get inside our homes, literally. Engineering director Scott Huffman told The Independent that in his vision of the future Google users would have microphones fitted inside their homes. Huffman envisages houses with microphones fitted to the ceiling that act like personal assistants; responding to voice queries and connecting to phones, tablets and other smart devices. He said: ‘Imagine I say ‘Can you bring up a video of the highlights of yesterday’s Pittsburgh Steelers game and play it on a TV in the living room?’ and it works
Canada has made a claim on the North Pole in an effort to assert its sovereignty in the resource-rich Arctic. [Snip] Canada filed the preliminary submission last week based on rules laid out in the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, which regulates international law for the oceans. If successful, the country will have rights to the polar region´s resources, which is estimated to contain 30 percent of the world´s undiscovered natural gas and 15 percent of oil. While Canada´s Foreign Affairs Minister, John Baird announced that the country’s final claim would include the North Pole, he added scientific evidence to back the claim isn't yet ready.
The deaths of two French soldiers in the Central African Republic (CAR) have reminded the world of the deadly seriousness of France’s latest foreign foray to confront Islamists in their former colonies. Hundreds of troops are still in Mali, where they have helped force insurgents out of their northern city strongholds and into the desert. [Snip] While Britain and America continue their disengagement from overseas incursions in Afghanistan and Iraq, it has fallen to the French to take up the challenge posed by the spread of militant Islam in Africa. Long the region’s self-styled policeman, France has experience restoring regimes
Canada Post will phase out home delivery in urban areas over the next five years as the postal service struggles to rein in persistent losses. Under a five-year plan released on Wednesday, the cost of stamps will also rise and as many as 8,000 jobs will be eliminated. But the agency says it will also open more retail locations across Canada. The service faces a projected 1bn Canadian dollar ($943m; £576m) loss by 2020 without "fundamental changes". Canada Post lost C$73m in the third quarter of the current fiscal year, CBC News reported.
The National Security Agency has been accused of using Google cookies to pinpoint targets the government wants to hack. In a NSA presentation slide released by Edward Snowden and seen by the Washington Post, the agency appeared to be using internet tracking techniques usually used by advertisers. While the Pref Cookies reportedly being used don´t reveal personal information, they can uniquely identify a person´s browser. The NSA and GCHQ in the UK have been using the tracking files to identify potential targets who are using the internet, according to the documents. As well as listing visits to websites, the cookies
The US and Britain have suspended all non-lethal assistance in to northern Syria after forces from the new Islamic Front seized headquarters and warehouses belonging to the opposition’s Supreme Military Council. Fighters from the Front, a union of six major rebel groups, took control of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) bases at the Bab al-Hawa crossing on Syria’s northwestern border with Turkey late on Friday. Turkey shut its side of the border crossing, in Hatay province, due to a reported increase in clashes on the Syrian side, customs sources told the Reuters news agency. There was no immediate confirmation from
There’s a YouTube clip I can’t stop watching called “Margaret Thatcher don’t want to jump”. The then Prime Minister has just reached the end of a TV interview, and the presenter is asking her to “make a little jump”. “Why?” It’s “just a gimmick” that all her guests do. Thatcher raises an eyebrow. “I bet that you wouldn’t do it,” says the presenter, becoming at the same time conciliatory, wheedling, insistent. “Just a little jump.” Come on. “Gorbachev did it.” “But what”, inquires the Iron Lady icily, “is the point of it?” “It just shows another side
NHS patients will benefit from a new brain scan that can help doctors confirm or rule out a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. David Cameron will announce tomorrow that Britain will be the first place in the world where the revolutionary technique will be available for free. The test will mean that, for the first time, doctors will be able to definitively rule out Alzheimer’s in some patients for five years. Currently, one in five cases of the disease is misdiagnosed. It could also help doctors to confirm an existing diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, ensuring people get the treatment they need.
Barack Obama is facing poll numbers that are now in the same territory as President George W. Bush´s following Hurricane Katrina. The Quinnipiac University Polling Institute released numbers on Tuesday showing that just 38 percent of registered voters approve of the job Obama is doing as president, with a whopping 56 percent saying they disapprove. The president has lost his landslide electoral edge among young voters, too, with a negative 41–49 percent rating among 18- to 29-year-old voters. His once formidable support among Hispanics has also evaporated: They now support him by an historically small 50–43 percent margin.
Secretary of State John Kerry boasted in a congressional hearing on Tuesday that a recent nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran will make America ´more secure than the day before we entered this agreement.´ [Snip] But ´this agreement halts the progress of Iran´s nuclear program--Halts the program!´ he boasted. ´Iran´s nuclear program will not move forward. Under this agreement, Iran will have to neutralize--end!--its entire supply of 20 percent-enriched uranium, which you know is a short step away from weapons-grade uranium.´ ´Iran will forfeit all--not part--all of that 20 percent [enriched material], that 200-kilogram stockpile. Gone!´
When I was a kid, I knew two different Santa Clauses. The first had a fat belly, rosy cheeks, a long white beard, and skin as pink as bubble gum. He was omnipresent, visiting my pre-school and the local mall, visible in all of my favorite Christmas specials. Then there was the Santa in my family’s household, in the form of ornaments, cards, and holiday figurines. A near-carbon copy of the first one—big belly, rosy cheeks, long white beard: check, check, check. But his skin was as dark as mine. Seeing two different Santas was bewildering. Eventually I asked my father what
US President Barack Obama may have moved the masses attending Nelson Mandela’s memorial service with his stirring eulogy, but it was his grinning "selfie" with the Danish and British premiers that set social networks abuzz. In a candid moment captured by a photographer, Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt can be seen holding up her smartphone, with Obama lending a helping hand, as they pose for a picture with David Cameron, all three of them smiling broadly in their seats at Soweto’s World Cup stadium.(Snip)Mashable, the news and technology website, ran the photograph under the headline: ‘‘Dear Obama: Funerals are no place
Johannesburg - A man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela´s memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a "fake," the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said on Tuesday. Asked about the claim by The Associated Press, South Africa´s government said it was preparing a statement. Three sign language experts said the man was not signing in South African or American sign languages. South African sign language covers all of the country´s 11 official languages, according to the federation. It wasn´t immediately clear if the unidentified man was using a
On his way to the podium at the memorial ceremony for former South African president Nelson Mandela, President Obama walked down the line of dignitaries, greeting other leaders there to pay their respects. Among the hands shaken: that of Cuban leader Raul Castro. Obama neither made a special effort to shake Castro’s hand nor to avoid him. A snub might have been awkward: In his speech, Obama praised Mandela’s “greatest gift” as “his recognition that we are all bound together in ways that can be invisible to the eye; that there is a oneness to humanity; that we achieve ourselves by
The Obama State Department has finally released a second round of photos revealing the harrowing devastation wrought by a terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012. The new photographs depict rampant damage to the consulate. They show charred walls, smoldering fires, Arabic graffiti defacing exterior walls, and scattered debris throughout. The extent of the damage would lead any reasonably serious person to conclude that this was a cold, calculated attack, carefully coordinated to mark the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. Unfortunately for the American people, the Obama-Clinton-Rice cabal that led to the Benghazi cover-up was
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) snapped at conservative groups that have come out in opposition to the budget deal reached Wednesday between Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.). "They´re using the American people for their own purposes. This is ridiculous," Boehner said at a press conference with other members of House Republican leadership on Wednesday. Over the past few days, a number of conservative groups have blasted the deal because it sets discretionary spending levels in the budget higher than previous levels under sequestration. In the past three days, the influential Heritage Action, Club for Growth, Americans
A black fashion student says he was brutally attacked by a gang of Hasidic men who shouted anti-gay slurs at him while he was walking through Williamsburg after a night of partying, the Daily News has learned. Taj Patterson, 22, was headed home to Fort Greene around 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 1 when he says more than a dozen ultra-Orthodox Jewish men began assaulting him on Flushing Ave. and yelling, “Stay down, f----t!”
A “presidential selfie” featuring President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service began making the rounds this morning, but it’s the person not included in the frame who caught everyone’s attention: As anyone with two eyes and a Twitter account has noticed, Michelle Obama does not appear amused. Of course, though a picture says a thousand words, not all of those words are necessarily true. FLOTUS might not have even known the photo was taking place. Or she could disapprove of funeral selfies. Either way.
Looks like this president can’t get away with flirting in front of his wife… It appears that first lady Michelle Obama was none too pleased with the way that President Barack Obama was acting toward Denmark Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt during a ceremony honoring Nelson Mandela, and before too long, they switched seats. This lmao! Michelle Obama vs Prime Minister of Denmark at Mandela´s ceremony. pic.twitter.com/Rq4uF9fTaZ — Stun (@TheBlogPirate) December 10, 2013
Barack Obama has arrived in South Africa to lead the American delegation at a memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg. But his party is reportedly stuck in traffic and he is said to have arrived late at the stadium for the ceremony. [Snip] But Mr Clinton, Mr Carter and his wife Rosalynn have all traveled separately to the event. According to reports, Mr Obama and his delegation are stuck in a lines of traffic caused by tens of thousands of people making their way to the event. Mr Obama is among the foreign leaders who
President Obama’s job approval among American voters has dropped to negative territory with just 38 percent voicing their approval versus the 58 who says they disapprove, according to a national poll released Tuesday by the independent Quinnipiac University. That is one percent less than the 39% who said they approved of him in last month’s poll. The majority of the 2,692 registered voters the University in early December said that the president is not honest and trustworthy. When asked, “Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?,” respondents gave Obama lackluster ratings
The sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela´s memorial yesterday "made up his own signs," according to South Africa´s deaf federation. "He´s a complete fraud," Cara Loening, director of Sign Language Education and Development in Cape Town, said according to ITV News. "He wasn´t even doing anything, There was not one sign there. Nothing. He was literally flapping his arms around." Delphin Hlungwane, an official South African sign language interpreter at DeafSA, told Reuters: