Sea Level Rise: ‘Just The Facts’: ‘Sea-level rise is not accelerating, & has not accelerated since 1920s’
With atmospheric CO2 at 0.040% by volume, globally averaged sea-level rise at the coasts is just under +1.5 mm/year.
When atmospheric CO2 was at 0.031% by volume, globally averaged sea-level rise at the coasts was just under +1.5 mm/year.
The difference is that climate alarmists think the current +1.5 mm/year is catastrophic and caused by human release of CO2, and the +1.5 mm/year 85 years ago was natural and inconsequential.
However, the similarity between the two numbers — the catastrophic 1.5 mm/yr and the inconsequential 1.5 mm/yr — has confused even some liberals into backing away from the One True Climate Faith. Even President Obama’s former Undersecretary for Science, Steven Koonin, has written that:
“Even though the human influence on climate was much smaller in the past, the models do not account for the fact that the rate of global sea-level rise 70 years ago was as large as what we observe today.”…
The Environmental Protection Agency’s power plant regulations have split the country.
President Barack Obama put tackling global warming at the top of his agenda in recent years, and the EPA has been more than happy to oblige and issued a sweeping set of regulations last year to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.
Liberals hailed the so-called Clean Power Plan (CPP) as a good first step in the fight against global warming, while conservatives derided the rule as a federal takeover of states’ rights and a backdoor way to impose cap-and-trade.
That fight has also played out among states, and maps created by E&E Publishing showing where each state stands on CPP illustrates just how divisive the rule has been.
‘We don’t need no CO2’ – ‘Don’t need no bath’: Children ‘Astronauts’ Awarded by UN for ‘Climate Song ‘
Bonn, February 22 – The Mayor of Bonn and the UN awarded a group of young pupils a prize for best childrens’s global climate change song today for a performance that helped build awareness and commitment among young people in the run up to the Paris Climate Change Conference. Their catchy winning song was “Climate Astronauts”!
The children from Gottfried Kinkel Primary School in Bonn, Germany, took home the award for best children’s song in the 2015 Global Youth Music Contest, which was organized by the International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges, in cooperation with UNESCO and the United Nations Climate Change secretariat.
“The creativity of these talented children from Bonn is a testament to just how seriously youth from all corners of the Earth today take climate change—underlining how music and art has a powerful role to play in forging a better world,” said Nick Nuttall, UNFCCC Spokesperson.
The United Nations awarded the song “Climate Astronauts” the prize for best children’s global climate change song. Performed by students from Bonn, Germany and “Climate Fairy” Bernadette La Hengst, the lyrics include, ‘don’t need no cars’, ‘we go by feet’, and ‘don’t need no bath’.
We are astronauts, and we can see
We are astronauts, what’s good for you
We are astronauts, no plastic bags
We are astronauts, don’t waste the food
We are astronauts, turn out the lights
We are astronauts, in the night
We are astronauts, don’t need no cars
We are astronauts, we go by bike
We are climate, climate astronauts
We are climate, climate astronauts
Boys and girls around the world
Can you hear us
We are loud
We don’t need no CO2
What we need is me and you
And, our solar rockets
We rocket, rocket
We are astronauts, we plant the trees
We are astronauts, we go by feet
We are astronauts, we save the world
We are astronauts, when we brush our teeth
We are astronauts, don’t need no bath
We are astronauts, at every day
We are astronauts, we love you earth
We are astronauts, and we will say
We are climate, climate astronauts
“The competition triggered entries from around the globe with the two youth winners from Indonesia and the United States honoured in Paris. Today, we honour the children and students of Gottfried Kinkel for helping to pen a …
The Obama administration basically let lobbyists tied to left-wing environmental groups write the government’s massive global warming regulatory scheme, according to documents obtained by a free market legal group.
Attorneys with the Energy & Environment Legal Foundation (E&E) released a report Monday calling the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a “captured” agency “allowing green pressure groups improper influence.”
“Specifically, Michael Goo, then EPA’s Associate Administrator for the Office of Policy, was tasked with writing the initial memo on EPA’s options to impose these power plant regulations,” E&E Legal reported.
As it turns out, the paper did not say that 150,000 penguins had died. In fact, most of the Guardian article based on the paper is false.
Major news outlets ran with a widely mischaracterized study from Australian and New Zealand researchers in Commonwealth Bay, Antarctica, saying enough penguins to fill three Yankee Stadiums had been trapped by an iceberg and, unable to fend for themselves, died.
The Guardian issued a death notice, saying “150,000 Penguins Die After Giant Iceberg Renders Colony Landlocked.” Other news sources issuing death certificates included theDaily Mail, The Telegraph, and CNN.
Bit of a problem: The research paper doesn’t—and never did—say that. Some penguins may have died, because penguins aren’t immortal. Others probably just moved.
“Maybe these birds moved. Maybe they died. There’s multiple scenarios that could’ve happened here,” Dr. Michelle LaRue, a research ecologist at the University of Minnesota, told The Daily Beast. “But nowhere in the paper said there was death and destruction.”
LaRue would know. She did the initial census on the Adelie penguins two years prior to the study done by University of New South Wales researchers that came out early this month.
“I doubt [widespread death and destruction], and the reason I doubt that is that the behavior of Adelie penguins has already been observed in similar circumstances,” she said.
Their migratory patterns were recorded in 2001m after the Iceberg B-15 caused them to move, she said.
“It caused them to move a lot more than they normally do. There’s no reason to believe a colony in a similar situation didn’t do the same thing,” she said. “It’s not as fun to report and I get that. At the same time, [the initial reports are] inaccurate. There wasn’t anything in the paper saying these animals died.”
Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/02/no_150000_antarctic_penguins_did_not_die_because_of_global_warming.html#ixzz40uZQXCvf
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Imagine if instead, cancer cells had the ability to press on to another body. A cancer like that would have the power to metastasize not just from organ to organ, but from person to person, continuing to evolve deadly new skills along the way.
While there is no sign of an imminent threat, several recent papers suggest that the eventual emergence of a contagious human cancer is within the realm of medical possibility. This would not be a disease, like cervical cancer, that is triggered by the spread of viruses, but rather one in which cancer cells actually travel from one person to another and thrive in their new location.
One theory is that the animals are unusually vulnerable. Driven so close to extinction — by climate change, perhaps, or human predators — the species is lacking in genetic diversity.