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Columbia Prof. Jeffrey Sachs joins list of those blaming global warming for ‘not unprecedented’ tornadoes
Professor Jeffrey Sachs, the Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, agrees with Al Gore the the planet has a “fever.” Sachs believes that Sunday’s tornadoes in the Midwest were results of that fever:
There were a number of more technical disagreements with Sachs, but here’s a fairly simple one:
The massive typhoon Haiyan battered the Philippines on Friday, killing at least four people and causing devastating damage. Known as Yolanda in the Philippines, it has been called one of the most powerful storms ever recorded.
Shortly before he was reelected, President Obama proclaimed to the rapturous cheers and applause of his supporters, “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”
‘Leaked’ U.N. Climate Change Report Says Global Warming Claims ‘Exaggerated’ — but Scientists Are Fighting Back
A U.K. tabloid newspaper claimed to have a leaked, final copy of the a U.N. climate change report, saying it revealed the panel was rolling back “exaggerated” claims of global warming. But a scientist is not only refuting the claims but also the alleged “leak” of the report as well.
“…a leak is actually not the most appropriate term here, because just about anyone could sign up and receive the early draft” of the report, John Cook, with the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland, told Radio Australia.
The National Security Agency has a powerful worldwide data-mining tool called “Boundless Informant” that “details and even maps by country the voluminous amount of information it collects from computer and telephone networks,” The Guardian reports.
The UK publication said today it possesses “top-secret documents” about Boundless Informant which show the NSA can record and analyze “where its intelligence comes from, raising questions about its repeated assurances to Congress that it cannot keep track of all the surveillance it performs on American communications.”
Global Military Gear (GMG), a manufacturer and distributor of tactical weapon accessories designed to meet the needs of law enforcement agencies, target shooters and hunters that want performance without having to pay for MIL-SPEC engineering costs, has announced that it added 18 new products to its 2013 product line.
In addition, GMG announced that it will launch its first-ever consumer and business-to-business advertising program in the second quarter of 2013.
As America descends further and further into the grip of the warming climate, citizens are tweeting more and more about the sweltering days and unnaturally hot temperatures. Air conditioning bills are rising, and Ohio is starting to feel more like Florida…
Okay, we lied. Actually, everybody’s tweeting about how hideously cold it is for the beginning of May.
A Look Into New Ed. Standards Praised for Putting Science Into Context But Criticized for Teaching Man-Made Global Warming
- The new Next Generation Science Standards seeks make connections between science and other disciplines and update scientific information not found in previous standards.
- It has been nearly two decades since a set of national science standards has been developed.
- The K-12 standards include teaching students core ideas about man-made global climate change, evolution and sustainability as well as topics found in traditional biology, chemistry and physics.
‘A Dangerous Threat’: Texas Attorney General Vows to Fight ‘Unconstitutional’ U.N. Global Arms Treaty
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Tuesday vowed to use every means necessary to fight the “dangerous” United Nations global arms treaty that was overwhelmingly approved by the General Assembly on Tuesday.