Warmist at Huffington Post: ‘India Must Rename Cyclone Phailin and Call Attention to Global Warming’ | By Subhankar Banerjee — ‘India must rename Phailin and connect the impending super cyclone to global warming’
India Must Rename Cyclone Phailin and Call Attention to Global Warming | Subhankar Banerjee
Tornadoes Numbers Remain At Near Record Lows Through September
By Paul Homewood
US tornadoes continue to run at close to record low levels, with September numbers again well below average.
Preliminary tornado data is based on Local Storm Reports, or LSR’s. It takes about three months to confirm this preliminary data, categorise it on the Fujita scale, and eliminate duplicate reports. Consequently, we still only have confirmed numbers up to May.
Comparison of LSR’s, however, suggests that tornadoes are running at about 55% of the 2005-11 average, and the lowest of any year during this period.
The two years with least F1+ tornadoes, since 1970, were 1987 & 2002, with 316 and 311 tornadoes respectively. On current trends, this year is likely to come very close to these years.
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Gore blames the media for not getting the publicity he was used to
Al Gore blames the media for not getting the publicity he once was used to: “It is now like a family with an alcoholic father who flies into a rage whenever the problem is mentioned, so everybody learns to keep the peace by never speaking up,” he said. “The news media, for example, is largely scared to death to say the word ‘climate.’ The coverage has been pathetic.”For all these failings of the press and the politicians, Gore offered two solutions: Impose a carbon tax on companies and publicly shame climate change neglecters and deniers.“We have to put a price on carbon in the marketplace, and we have to put a price on denial in the political system,” he said.Oh yes, of course Al had something nice to say about “climate change deniers”, too:…. he used some pretty extreme language to condemn climate change deniers, comparing them to gay bashers and 1960s-era racists.If anybody should be publicly shamed, it would be the hoaxter and hypocrite Al Gore
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Physicist: ‘There was no Fukushima nuclear disaster. The terrible toll from Japan’s tsunami came from the wave, not radiation’
Special to Climate Depot via CFACT
October 12, 2013 by Physicist Dr. Kelvin Kemm
I have watched a TV programme called ‘Fear Factor.’ In the series there are contestants who have to confront their worst fears to see who bales out and who can fight the fear and get through.
People who are afraid of heights are made to Bungee-jump off a high bridge, and people who are scared of spiders or insects are made to get in a bath full of spiders.
In virtually all cases the contestants later say that the fearful experience was not actually as bad as they feared. So the fear of the fear was greater than the fear itself ‘when the chips were down.’
This is often the case in life, that the fear of some factor turns out to be worse than the experience itself. The human mind builds a very scary image in the imagination. The imagination then feeds the fear.
If the picture in the imagination is not very specific or clear it is worse, because the fear factor feeds on the unknown.
This is what has happened in the public mind concerning nuclear power over the last half century. Concepts concerning nuclear reactions and nuclear radiation are in themselves complicated and mysterious.
Over the last couple of decades physics advances in fields such as quantum mechanics, which is linked to nuclear processes has compounded matters for the public. The image of strong and mysterious forces and effects is now well entrenched. There are Hollywood movies and TV programmes about space travellers or alien invaders who use time travel and quantum forces, and then battle to evade the dangerous intergalactic nuclear zones.
A consequence of all this is that internationally the public is now really ‘spooked’ when it comes to the topic of nuclear power. A real ‘fear factor’ looms over the mere word ‘nuclear.’ Newspapers love this, and really push imagery like; ‘nuclear leak’ or ‘radiation exposure.’
To a nuclear physicist like me, I look upon such public reaction half with amusement and half with dismay. The amusement comes from the fact that so many people can be scared so easily by so little. It is like shouting: “Ghost in the bedroom,” and everyone runs and hides in the hills.
The dismay reaction is that there is a body of anti-nuclear activists who do not want the public to know
WSJ Op-Ed: We have to kill eagles with wind turbines in order to save them
Fighting Climate Change by Killing Eagles
Why isn’t the wind industry subject to the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act?
For some environmentalists, the threat of climate change is so great that we must allow wind turbines to kill bald and golden eagles. The argument I’ve heard is that renewables, including wind energy, will reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Less carbon dioxide reduces the threat posed by climate change, which benefits eagles and other wildlife.
In other words, we have to kill eagles in order to save them.
If this sounds far-fetched, consider the notice that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published in the Federal Register on Sept. 27. It seeks public comment on a proposed permit that will allow a wind project to kill up to five golden eagles over a five-year period, despite their protected status under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.
The permit is sought for the Shiloh IV Wind Project in Solano County, Calif. If it is granted, it would formally recognize a legal double standard that is already in existence with regard to wildlife protection in America.
Wind projects routinely violate the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, but no wind farm has ever faced a single prosecution. Meanwhile, companies in the oil and gas industry and other sectors are routinely indicted for violating those same statutes.
The illegal bird kills are not insubstantial. On Sept. 11, some of Fish and Wildlife’s top raptor biologists published a study in the Journal of Raptor Research that found the number of eagles killed by wind turbines increased to 24 in 2011 from two in 2007. In all, some 85 eagles have been killed since 1997. Joel Pagel, the study’s lead author, recently told me that the figure is “an absolute minimum.” Among the carcasses: six bald eagles.
A golden eagle flies near a wind turbine on a wind farm near Glenrock, Wyo.
Mr. Pagel’s study was published just five months after Fish and Wildlife issued a report that stated “there are no conservation measures that have been scientifically shown to reduce eagle disturbance and blade-strike mortality at wind projects.” So if more turbines are built, more eagles will be killed.
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