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What’s All The Beef About ?

If 100% of Americans went vegan, total GHG reduction would be less than 1% !?!?!?!?

The Environmental Work Group, a Greenpeace thinktank, wants you to become a vegetarian.

The EWG has this new report out called:

Meat Eaters Guide To Climate Change And Health


Here is their bottom line analysis regarding GHG’s:

According to EWG calculations, if everyone in the US went vegetarian and there was a corresponding reduction in meat production
of that same amount, it would be the equivalent of removing about  255 million metric tons of carbon from the atmosphere.

While total annual GHG emissions is nearly 30 Billion metric tons(EPA estimate), the percentage of reduction in annual GHG’s would be less than 1%.

This report doesn’t come out and say this. I had to go dig out the information in the reference section near the end to find it.

The report, written  by a policy analyst, not a scientist, uses real pretty graphs and fine language, but does everything to hid the fact that if Americans stopped eating meat, it barely puts a dent in total GHG emissions.

Go figure.

 

You’re Kidding…. Right?!?!

How is this for a headline……

UK Minister Compares Inaction on Climate Change to Hitler Appeasement

By Peter Griffiths | July 22, 2011

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Here is another article from the  U.K.’s Energy & Evironmental Management(EAEM) website:

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A Rash Of Irrational AGW Posts

Just when you thought it was safe…..

Polar Bear Cubs Drowning due to Climate Change


It’s Official: Whitebark Pine Trees are Endangered by Climate Change

From the Huffington

You have to like this guys moxy though. Story starts off well enough, until you actually read it. It is already understood that FWS will not make any determination for Listings based on climate change. This is nothing more than a  plea for help, made toward the unsuspecting.

 

Nauru’s Plea for UN Action on Climate Threat Goes Unheeded

FROM SFGATE

Just My Perspective On Global Warming

Just My Perspective On Global Warming

Lets try to look at Global Warming in a different way than they way it’s presented.

Stephen Hawking wrote,”Any physical theory is always provisional, in the sense that it is only a hypothesis:you can never prove it. No matter how many times the results of experiments agree with some theory, you can never be sure that the next time the result will not contradict the theory. On the other hand, you can disprove a theory by finding even a single observation that disagrees with the predictions of the theory..

The global warming modeled theory has not predicted any of the observations to date, yet scientists continue to suggest that these peculiarities in nature are in fact a result of global warming (even if it wasn’t predicted).

But even when faced with mounting facts, many won’t accept these observations.

Aristotle proposed 2400 years ago that the Earth was the center of the Universe.

It then of course took another millennium before another theory surfaced to challenge that hypothesis, and then another 200 years before it was accepted that Earth was not at the center, but just one object of many in a spiraling expanding universe.

Must we wait centuries, paying for the errors of a few, before the air we breathe bankrupts our civilization, just because it was a ‘good’  but biased theory?

History was kind to Aristotle.

I seriously doubt the same will be said for those scientists that sought fame for financial gain through science; rather than have fame discover the scientist from the scientific gain.

Not Your Typical Australian Winter

More Wintry News From Down South

Photo Courtesy of The Hub

Snow In Bolivia

You won’t find this in MSM ….

Heavy Snow Brings Bolivia To A Halt

Courtesy of Aljazeera Online

Polar Bears, Global Warming & B.S.

This is how news should read….

Judge Rejects Placing Polar Bears On Endangered List

On Thursday,June 30th,  U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan rejected a lawsuit filed by the Center for Biodiversity, and upheld a 2008 ruling that placed the polar bear on the threatened list with the Fish and Wildlife Service.

In a 116-page opinion, several key comments made by Judge Sullivan stand out that deserve attention.

On page 3, Sullivan states:

In view of these exhaustive administrative proceedings, the Court is keenly aware that this is exactly the kind of decision making process in which its role is strictly circumscribed. Indeed, it is not this Court’s role to determine, based on its independent assessment of the scientific evidence, whether the agency could have reached a different conclusion with regard to the listing of the polar bear. Rather, as mandated by the Supreme Court and by this Circuit, the full extent of the Court’s authority in this case is to determine whether the agency’s decision-making process and its ultimate decision to list the polar bear as a threatened species satisfy certain minimal standards of rationality based upon the evidence before the agency at that time.

Simply stating, it was not the role of the court to determine if the FWS could have reached a different conclusion(citing global warming as a cause), but if the FWS satisfied its final Listing Rule.

The environmental group, Center for Biological Diversity, has failed in several attempts to place the polar bear on the endangered list with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, citing global warming as the cause.

Instead, Judge Sullivan writes in his 116-page opinion that:

“The Court finds that plaintiffs have failed to demonstrate that the agency’s listing determination rises to the level of irrationality. In the Court’s opinion, plaintiffs’ challenges amount to nothing more than competing views about policy and science.”

The plaintiffs, The Center for Biodiversity, and Greenpeace  filed motions to persuade the court to change the Fish & Wildlife Service Listing Rule of 2008.

Instead, Judge Sullivan wrote this, regarding the motions:

In sum, having carefully considered plaintiffs’ motions, the federal defendants’ and defendant-intervenors’ crossmotions, the oppositions and replies thereto, various supplemental briefs, the supplemental explanation prepared by FWS in response to this Court’s November 4, 2010 remand order, arguments of counsel at a motions hearing held on February 23,2011, the relevant law, the full administrative record, and for the reasons set forth below, the Court finds that the Service’s decision to list the polar bear as a threatened species under the ESA represents a reasoned exercise of the agency’s discretion based upon the facts and the best available science as of 2008 when the agency made its listing determination. Accordingly, the Court hereby DENIES plaintiffs’ motions for summary judgment and GRANTS the federal defendants’ and defendant-intervenors’ motions for summary judgment.

BUT HOLD THE PRESSES…

FORGET THE TRUTH….

INSERT LIES AND CRAP TO CONFUSE THE PUBLIC…

How’s this for a headline from the online MSM….

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Animated Image of Nabro Eruption

Animated Image of Nabro Eruption

Airmass RGB animation of the Nabro eruption, from 00 UTC 13th June to 1900 UTC 14th June, 2011.

This is a pretty awesome animated image from IrishWeatherOnline .

Notice how the ash carries toward the Middle East and presumably into Western Europe.

Here is another image from Thurdays eruption of Nabro:

Image NASA/Modsis Thursday June 16th 2011

While this latest plume of ash is not nearly as large the last one a week ago, I’m sure its going to cause some fantastic sunsets for China and Russia tomorrow night. ~CFA

Ash Plumes and Chlorine Radicals

Ash Plumes and Chlorine Radicals

Southern Chile UPI/Miguel Angel Bustos

Ash plume analysis reveals surprising results

When the eruption of Iceland’s now infamous volcano Eyjafjallajökull brought an uncharacteristically peaceful silence to European flight paths in April 2010, the science world turned its attention to volcanic gas and its effects, and new European research reveals some surprising facts about the ash plume.

The research, conducted by a team from the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz, Germany, found that the ash plume contained not only the common volcanic gas sulfur dioxide, but also free chlorine radicals. Chlorine radicals are extremely reactive and even tiny amounts that can have a profound impact on local atmospheric chemistry.

The findings, published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, present the evidence of volcanic plume chlorine radical chemistry, which allowed the team to make calculations of chlorine radical concentrations.

Although it has long been known that when volcanoes erupt they emit chlorine-containing gases, until now there was no evidence that highly reactive chlorine radicals were also present.

This kind of evidence can surely turn known science on its head. Ozone depleting particles in ash plumes. Bet NASA didn’t see that coming.

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Alarmists Will Now Blame Pine Beetle For More Snowpack Melt, And Warming.

Only An Alarmist Could Make This Up

Evan Pugh, the led doctoral student on a paper called,  ‘The impact of pine beetle infestation on snow accumulation and melt in the headwaters of the Colorado River‘, was recently published in  Ecohydrology ‘.

The paper was  part of a article written Sunday, in the  SummitDaily.com, called, “CU study: Pine beetles may affect snowpack, melt. Dead, gray trees allow more snow to collect beneath them.”

The article, written by Jim Scott, had this quote worth mentioning:

Water managers in Salt Lake City have reported extra water in river basins that hydrologic models had not predicted, Pugh said, an indication beetle-killed trees are having an impact on meltwater.

Of course it wasn’t predicted. Every environmentalist has been predicting less snowpack, due to global warming. Instead, over 90 sites have record snowpack for the month of June and areas that are suppose to be ice free aren’t. Instead of warmer temperatures and drought conditions, we have cooler temperatures and flood warnings throughout the western half of the country.

I can already see the headlines:

Pine Beetles Increase Threat Of Global Warming, Floods Imminent !

Isn’t that what’s really going on here.

There are flood warnings where there are not suppose to be flood warnings. We  have record snowpack in the month of June when there is not suppose to be snowpack.

And now it’s worse because of the pine beetle.

It’s not because of the record snow from the winter of ’10-’11, but because the pine beetle killed all the trees and forced all that snow to melt.

You have got to be  kidding me.

Water managers in Salt Lake City report extra water not predicted, and the pine beetle is the cause.

Unbelievable.

/Rant

Good Freaking Day !