I. ‘Doomsday’ Peering beyond scientific reticence. It is, I promise, worse than you think. If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible, even within the lifetime of a teenager today. And yet the swelling seas — and the cities they will drown — have so dominated the picture of global warming, and so overwhelmed our capacity for climate panic, that they have occluded our perception of other threats, many much closer at hand. Rising oceans are bad, in fact very bad; but fleeing the
Wow. Just wow. I would urge Ldotters to read this, just get a sense of the extent to which Warmists have descended into their delusional fantasies, over and against the ever-mounting evidence that anthropogenic warming is utter poppycock. Or perhaps even because of such evidence.
So the North Pole is "baking in temperatures 60 or 70 degrees warmer than normal"?? Say what? I wouldn´t be surprised if he even means "degrees Celsius". In fact, polar temperatures are slightly _lower_ than average this year, and the Summer ice melt is running behind schedule (see https://realclimatescience.com/2017/07/record-summer-cold-continues-at-the-north-pole/).
This article reads like a religious tract handed out by Doomsday Prophet on a street corner in New York City while hysterically screaming "The end of the world is near". No wonder the commie left and the radical Islamist savages are allies. They both belong to a death cult.
I took a semester of environmental science in 1979 and we were taught that Quebec would be uninhabitable "probably by the early 2000´s" due to the coming climate cooling. And everyone who was read the "population bomb" knows how spot on that book was, and they were only trying to predict 30 years out. Utter stupidity, all of it. Really just a fund raising article.
It´s he is walking in the dark scared out of his mind. He feels something brush against his cheek (either one) and he lets out a terrified scream. He flails wildly. Dope. Check the forecast one month out. It will give you an idea of your nonsense.
FTA: "...and the geological record shows that temperature can shift as much as ten degrees or more in a single decade. "
By drilling more deep wells than the author has brain cells, I´ve gotten a good first-handlook at the geologic record.
Man has only existed on this planet for a mere fraction of the most recent geologic era. Somehow we are to believe that by the magic of wealth transfer from productive societies to the Third World, with mandatory siphoning to the enlightened, jet-setting hypocrites of the First World, such as the author and his patron saint, Al Gore, and in turn, the prophet Mohamed-Obama, that the inexorable rise and fall of the oceans will be halted, if not reversed? Will this magic also halt the multiple pole shifts that are are as prominent in the geologic record as sea-level change? Progressives need pole shifts to support their overarching narrative that what is up is really down and vice versa.
In 1988 Ted Danson told us that the oceans would be dead in 10 years. We´re 30 years out and I think they are still alive...at least here in Washington state. Maybe its different in California. Nonethless, I´m not encouraging my grandchildren to become oceanographers. Like, you know, what´s the point?
A religious screed preaching to the choir of New York Magazine readers. Religion IS, essentially, belief in the absence of proof. So WW and his ilk tell us "We don´t need no stinkin´proof!" Why not? Well because they operate on the "Precautionary Principle" such that, IF, IF, IF they are right, it will be SO, SO, SO bad, that they simply MUST ACT NOW despite having no PROOF. "Your honor, the accused is one nasty hombre. He lives in the same town where serial killings have occurred. Our experts have devised a software program which tells them that this guy is the likely perp. We admit that we have no witnesses, and NO PROOF. ANs our software has been wrong MANY times before. But this guy has been deemed to be the perp by the software. We deny him a jury trial and we DEMAND his execution, based on our experts´ opinions." Now that´s REAL science for ya.
Florida truck driver James Matthew Bradley isn´t the mastermind of the human smuggling ring that led to the grisly deaths of 10 illegal immigrants in his rig, which authorities found at a San Antonio Walmart over the weekend. He´s just a cog in the machine. Bradley may now face the death penalty for transporting up to 100 people crammed in the trailer of his 18-wheeler. But what about the open-borders overlords making a real killing off this insatiable racket? I´m looking at you, America-bashing corruptocrats in Mexico. For years, our nation has been subjected to endless complaints, race-baiting insults and
Secretary of Defense James Mattis has ordered a full review of any military training not directly relevant to warfighting. Mattis told the services to conduct a review of the “requirements for mandatory force training that does not directly support core tasks,” according to a Friday memo obtained by Military Times. In other words, Mattis wants a full examination of all the hours of burdensome, irrelevant training service members have to undergo before deployment. “I want to verify that our military policies also support and enhance warfighting readiness and force lethality,” Mattis said. Mattis also asked for a review into what
Loyalty — fealty to one’s nation, religion or smaller social group — is one of those concepts that Americans have allowed to lose its meaning. The media are the most guilty because they have decided that loyalty to the nation depends on who is president. In 1993, Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s admonished American society for “defining deviancy down.” He was speaking of social, even criminal, behavior which had been intolerable but had become tolerable because society had lowered its standards by which the conduct of citizens was to be judged. Loyalty to our nation’s security, long thought to be a citizen’s duty,
This is tremendously stupid and does Sessions a terrible disservice in not acknowledging the sincerity of his ideology. The way Trump tells it here, you’d think Sessions had glommed on to him because he’s nothing more than a political frontrunner, eager to bask in the reflected glory of a more popular, charismatic politician. In reality, Sessions gambled heavily when he backed Trump. He could have made a safe play with his colleague Ted Cruz, the conservative choice; instead he went with a nationalist whom no one else in the Senate would endorse and who seemed like the longest longshot to
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is “taking a little time off” amid reports that he’s sick of being in Washington, a spokesperson says. Rumors have been swirling about the former Exxon-Mobil CEO’s frustration with the Trump administration and their involvement in foreign policy decisions after two sources told CNN they wouldn’t be surprised if there was a “Rexit” on the horizon. State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert on Tuesday refused to say whether Tillerson was happy in his position, but she did reveal that he had been on vacation this week — despite there being numerous foreign policy issues to deal with. “Just taking
Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume told Fox News´ "Tucker Carlson Tonight" that President Trump´s frustration with Attorney General Jeff Sessions stemmed from the president having "a peculiar concept of what the attorney general’s job is." "[Trump] seems to think the attorney general is some kind of goalie for him, to protect him from whatever may come his way from forces that he finds inimical to him," Hume told host Tucker Carlson. "That’s not the job of the attorney general. It isn´t." The president has repeatedly aired his frustration at Sessions for recusing himself from overseeing the FBI´s investigation into Russian
The Associated Press reports on an epic conflict from the world of journalism: “No apology from Fox in its battle with The New York Times.” The AP sees the conflict from the Times’s point of view: Fox News Channel on Monday clarified, but didn’t apologize for, a weekend segment that The New York Times said falsely accused the newspaper of revealing intelligence information that enabled Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to elude capture by U.S. forces two years ago. Times spokeswoman Danielle Rhoades Ha said Fox was guilty of “sheer hypocrisy” because the network had also reported about a U.S. raid
Early last year, executives at a small hospital an hour north of Spokane, Wash., started using a company called EmCare to staff and run their emergency room. The hospital had been struggling to find doctors to work in its E.R., and turning to EmCare was something hundreds of other hospitals across the country had done. That’s when the trouble began. Before EmCare, about 6 percent of patient visits in the hospital’s emergency room were billed for the most complex, expensive level of care. After EmCare arrived, nearly 28 percent got the highest-level billing code. On top of that, the hospital,
Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani denied reports Monday that President Donald Trump is tapping him to replace Jeff Sessions as attorney general. Speaking to CNN after landing at Ronald Reagan National Airport on Monday afternoon, Giuliani said there is no truth to the reports. He also defended Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation. Sessions “made the right decision under the rules of the Justice Department,” Giuliani asserted. The reports about Giuliani replacing Sessions came out after Trump criticized the attorney general for recusing himself from the Russia probe, asserting that he would have never hired Sessions if
Islamophobia kills. We just saw this again in Minneapolis, when a 40-year-old Australian woman, Justine Ruszczyk Damond, was killed by a rogue cop. It is a cherished fiction on the Left that there exists an “Islamophobia Industry,” a well-funded group of propagandists who spread hatred of Muslims solely to line their pockets. This is as ridiculous as it is libelous, but there really is an Islamophobia Industry, and it is a group of well-funded propagandists. (Snip)And so it was very important to the Minneapolis Police Department, and to city officials, that Mohamed Noor succeed. He graduated from a fast-track program
In the wake of O.J. Simpson’s parole last week, CBS News has a story today titled “Who killed Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman?” Curiously, the story doesn’t attempt to answer that question. Instead, the entire premise of the story is that the investigation into the murders is officially still open in Los Angeles: CBS News correspondent Jericka Duncan reports the case is still an open investigation for the Los Angeles Police Department. A reported 13.5 million people tuned into Simpson’s parole hearing last week. That’s far fewer than the estimated 150 million people who watched his 1995 acquittal. Still,
The horrific incident involving dozens of immigrants allegedly smuggled into the U.S. in a sweltering tractor-trailer is proof that illegal immigration is “not a victimless crime,” the acting head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) told Fox News on Monday. “It´s a message I´ve been trying to get out as long as I´ve been the acting ICE director,” Thomas Homan said on "Your World with Neil Cavuto." Federal authorities have since charged the alleged driver of the tractor-trailer, James Mathew Bradley Jr., 60, of Clearwater, Fla., with transporting immigrants in the U.S. illegally. Investigators found the packed truck at a Walmart
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said Monday that it isn’t congressional Republicans’ role to defend President Trump from the investigations into Russian election interference and pushed back against the notion that special counsel Robert Mueller is biased against the president. The comments from Ryan came a day after Trump tweeted that “it’s very sad that Republicans…do very little to protect their president.” (Snip) The radio host Jay Weber mentioned the Democratic donors hired, and in his response Ryan said, “Bob Mueller is a Republican who was appointed by a Republican.” The House Speaker added, “I don’t think many people
New research shows that ancient humans had sex with non human species. According to a study conducted by Omer Gokcumen, an assistant professor of biological sciences at the University of Buffalo, ancient humans had intercourse with a "ghost species" of "proto human". Gokcumen explains that humans are only one member of a broader species named "hominins". The research found that humans had sex with other members of the hominins group.
President Trump and his advisers are floating possible replacements for Attorney General Jeff Sessions — and the list includes Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), The Washington Post reports.Cruz and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) are reportedly among the candidates Trump’s team is considering to replace Sessions, though Giuliani said earlier in the day that he´s not being considered. Trump has repeatedly said that he is disappointed by Sessions’s decision to recuse himself from the probe into ties between the Trump administration and Russia, saying in an interview last week that he would have never hired Sessions if he knew
Former House Speaker John Boehner said at an event in Las Vegas last week that he used to “sneak into” the White House to see President Barack Obama to avoid scrutiny from the “right-wing press,” according to a report by the Washington Post, which obtained a videotape of Boehner’s remarks. Boehner also lamented the fact that Americans now have too many choices of where to go for news and information. “What’s making everything even worse today is because we have so much news, people get to choose where they get their news,” Boehner said, according to the Post. “It used
When President Trump made his initial remarks reflecting disappointment in Attorney General Jeff Sessions it was initially unnerving. The subsequent fallout from the public criticism has united the NeverTrump crowd, Cruzbots and professionally GOPe, to defend the honor of the much beloved former Senator. The opportunity to bash Trump is simply an ancillary benefit. Conversely, the MAGA community has largely portrayed the rift as if the Presidential critique was part of a larger strategy between the President and Attorney General. If we wait long enough some mysterious master plan will eventually to be discovered. However, the subsequent POTUS tweets and comments do
BALTIMORE - African American activists have a message for Democrats: If you want to win back the White House, strongly consider a black person on the ticket. On their list are a growing roster of black politicians, notably Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J. and Kamala Harris, D-Calif., former Attorney General Eric Holder and Deval Patrick, former governor of Massachusetts. Turnout among African Americans in the 2016 presidential election was the smallest in 20 years. It’s a big concern as the NAACP holds its annual convention this week in Baltimore, its first major gathering since the election. Hilary Shelton, head of the NAACP’s
Monday on WISN’s “The Jay Weber Show,” Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) defended special counsel Robert Mueller and his investigation into Russian election interference by saying Mueller was “anything but” a “biased partisan.” A listener asked Ryan a question about why Republicans in Congress are not doing more to defend Trump against “what is becoming an obvious witch-hunt.” Ryan replied, “Remember, Bob Mueller is a Republican, who was appointed by a Republican, who served in the Republican administration, and crossed over — I mean and stayed on until his term ended.” He continued, “I don’t think many people are saying Bob
Sticky-fingered socialist Bernie Sanders is apparently stealing his neighbor´s Washington Post subscription, as any good socialist might do. In perhaps the funniest and most fitting news of the year, WMAL radio host Chris Plante told his audience of a story he heard from friends about the elderly senator. A man living next to Sanders apparently called the Post to complain that he was hardly ever receiving his subscription. After an investigation into the matter, the paying customer realized that it was his neighbor, Senator Sanders, who was stealing the paper right from under his nose. (Snip) First it was reported that
At the end of a Senate subcommittee hearing on Tuesday morning, someone sitting near Chairman Susan Collins (R-Maine) didn’t switch off a microphone. Collins was recorded discussing the federal budget and President Trump’s lack of familiarity with the details of governing with a colleague — apparently Sen. Jack Reed (R.I.), the ranking Democrat on the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies subcommittee.
President Trump´s recent comments undermining Attorney General Jeff Sessions came off as unprofessional to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who may depart his post sooner than expected, according to a report. Trump went after Sessions, his first congressional endorser and a longtime advisor, for having recused himself from oversight of the FBI´s Russia probe, speaking during a New York Times interview last week. ´I think is very unfair to the president,´ Trump said. ´It´s extremely unfair, and that´s a mild word, to the president,´ Trump said in reference to the nation´s top law enforcement officer. Several sources say the former Exxon CEO found
Former President Jimmy Carter predicted the U.S. will eventually transition to a government-run health care system while addressing his church congregation Sunday. “I think eventually we’ll have a single-payer system,” Carter said while speaking to a large crowd before teaching his Sunday school class at Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Ga., according to the Wall Street Journal. Carter’s comments come in the midst of ongoing GOP efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare with more conservative legislation. The GOP has struggled to secure enough votes to pass the repeal and replace legislation as conservatives and moderates alike have found fault with
Former House IT staffer Imran Awan was arrested Monday night at Dulles International Airport where he was "trying to leave the country," Fox news reported Tuesday evening. Following his arrest for bank fraud, Awan was finally fired by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla. (Snip) Imran and his Pakistani-born brothers, Abid and Jamal Awan, are currently under criminal investigation by U.S. Capitol Police and the FBI on suspicion that they accessed congressional computers without permission and stole equipment. There is also evidence of "financial schemes that extend beyond the Capitol Police’s purview and may expand to Pakistan," according to The Daily