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WEB Articles – March 6, 2014
CNS – Sean Long, March 6, 2014
Like a simple parlor trick, the networks are able to make skeptical scientists vanish, at least from the eyes of their viewers.
In some cases, the broadcast networks have failed to include such scientists for years, while including alarmist scientists within the past six months. ABC, CBS and NBC’s lengthy omission of scientists critical of global warming alarmism propped up the myth of a scientific consensus, despite the fact that many scientists and thousands of peer-reviewed studies disagree.
BBC – Matt McGrath, 6 March 2014
I once had a dream (or was it a dram?) in which the things we thought we knew for certain about the world were suddenly turned upside down.
In this strange universe, the cold war seemed to suddenly return, Ireland began to perform consistently at rugby, and arch-climate sceptics began to believe in dangerous levels of global warming.
Imagine my surprise then, on reading this new report from the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF).
Forbes – James Taylor, 2/26/2014
Global warming alarmists are howling in outrage as Charles Krauthammer followed up a surgical takedown of global warming alarmism in his Washington Post column last Thursday with a similarly brilliant appearance on Fox News’ O’Reilly Factor last night. For all the alarmists’ collective outrage, they have yet to identify a single error in what Krauthammer wrote and said. In the process, they have perfectly illustrated the difference between global warming skepticism, which relies on scientific evidence, and global warming alarmism, which relies on name-calling and temper tantrums.
The PE – DAVID DOWNEY March 05, 2014
From the Internet buzz, it seemed as if Mexican-food lovers were destined to a future of eating burritos sans guacamole — at least at Chipotle Mexican Grill — thanks to global warming.
Not so, says Chris Arnold, a spokesman for the Denver-based chain, which has about 1,600 restaurants nationwide.
“The sky is not falling,” Arnold said by email Wednesday, March 5, in declaring there are no plans to stop serving the popular avocado-based ingredient anytime soon. “I wouldn’t read too much into that note.”
IWC & DC – Colin Clark , 6 March 2014
The recent floods experienced in the UK have called into question future weather scenarios. Here, urges us to think carefully before coming to a premature judgment.
Today, arguments have raged as to the cause of the floods in both Somerset and the Thames valley. In order to understand the situation better I will first try to explain the meaning of flood frequency or how often floods take place. Second, by looking at the past record of rainfall, place the present situation into context. Third, by using the standard data base for Central England Temperatures, relate it to the depth of rainfall, and in turn how this has changed with time.
Providence journal, March 04, 2014
I was stunned to open my Journal on March 4 and find an excerpt of testimony to the U.S. Senate last week by Patrick Moore, a well-known climate change denier (“Global warming poses little threat”).
The fact is, the debate about climate change is over in the scientific community. To deny it is happening, or to deny that the cause is the emission by humans of greenhouse gases, is like saying that cigarette smoking does not cause cancer.
Part I: The Wolves of Psycho Street: Americas Economic Enslavement by the Psychopathic Corporate Elite
OpEdNews Op Eds BY RICHARD GALE & GARY NULL, 3/5/2014
Is it only me or is there something fundamentally flawed with the people who are running our government? This includes the thousands of policymakers, opinion leaders, oligarchs, autocrats and technocrats, the hundreds of thousands of bureaucrats and their loyal underlings, including millions within the corporatocracy who facilitate the maintenance of power. Does it bother you that the Wall Street banks and major corporations, many of our academic and religious institutions as well as our medical, military and intelligence gathering complexes, have their needs met at the expense of everyone else?
March 1, 2014
Apple Says Already Has Support From GM, Honda, BMW
WSJ – John Stoll, Gilles Castonguay, Colum Murphy
Apple Inc. is set to announce next week it’s to add Ferrari and Volvo Car Corp to its list of car makers with which it’s working to develop and install an on-board operating system, people familiar with the initiative said Saturday.
Apple’s announcement will coincide with the opening of the annual motor show in Geneva, which the car industry often uses to show off concept cars and other upcoming technologies.
PA – Jack Purcher; February 28, 2014
Earlier this year Google sold off Motorola to Lenovo. What some people didn’t know is that Google retained one secret division at Motorola called the Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group that is headed by Regina Dugan, the former director of the U.S. Defense Department’s fabled Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) which developed the Internet, satelite navigation and stealth fighters. We covered Regina Dugan in a report earlier this year regarding Motorola’s electric Skin Tattoo project. Google’s ATAP group introduced a new project back in October 2013 which has only recently come to light. It’s Project Ara which is an initiative that aims to develop a free, open hardware platform for creating highly modular smartphones. The platform will include a structural frame that holds smartphone modules of the owner’s choice, such as a display, keyboard, extra battery or larger camera. It has the potential of revolutionizing the smartphone as we know it. The question becomes: Will this geeky concept actually turn into the new social chic? We’ll know soon enough because it’s being targeted for public release next year.
Philly.com – March 1, 2014, 1:08 AM
Happy 25th, World Wide Web. We’re posting this card a bit early, and for that you can thank the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project, which put out a big report this week for the occasion.
Back on March 12, 1989, the physicist Tim Berners-Lee proposed developing a system for distributing information at his CERN lab in Switzerland.
The Inquirer – Chris Merriman; Feb 28 2014
ONE FIFTH of Mac users have been left open to attack by malware, as Apple quietly ended support for Mac OS X Snow Leopard.
While the rest of the technology world screams bloody murder about the approaching end of life facing Windows XP, the Mac community is facing a similar issue.
However, unlike Windows XP, which Microsoft has given the longest, most melodramatic end of life ever, Apple has quietly pulled the plug on Mac OS X Snow Leopard after just four and a half years.
KOTAKU – OWEN GOODTWITCH 3/1/14
Early this morning U.S. Eastern time, after 16 days, seven hours, 50 minutes and 19 seconds, the combined strength of hundreds of thousands of Twitch viewers defeated Pokémon Red. You can watch the final battle against Blue right here.P
After launching Feb. 12, the game began battling the Elite Four yesterday afternoon. Conceived as a social experiment, Twitch Plays Pokémon evolved into what likely will be remembered as one of video gaming’s biggest stories of 2014. Twitch Plays Pokémon essentially crowdsourced the commands issued to the game, with the game taking action either by majority or supermajority vote.P
IBT – Charles Poladian; March 01 2014
A real-life Noah’s Ark will be built by creationist Ken Ham. The Answers in Genesis CEO said project received a boost in funding the debate he had over creationism with scientist and TV personality Bill Nye gained widespread media attention.
The Noah’s Ark Encounter was announced in 2010 by Ham but stalled due to insufficient funding, reports Time. That changed after the Feb. 4 debate between Nye and Ham generated widespread attention. According to Associated Press, Nye was “heartbroken and sickened for the commonwealth of Kentucky” following news of the project reaching its funding goal. On Twitter, Nye was skeptical about the funding and questioned where the money came from.
Secret Alcatraz Tunnels Found Underneath Prison Rec Yard Reveal ‘Significance’ Of Island’s Military Past
IBT – Philip Ross, March 01 2014
Long before Alcatraz prison housed some of America’s most notorious criminals, the San Francisco Bay island was the site of a Civil War-era military base whose walls and tunnels were long-since buried and forgotten – until now. Using ground-penetrating radar, a team of scientists found a labyrinth of secret, 19th century tunnels hidden underneath the old prison rec yard.
By sending electromagnetic waves into the ground, researchers from Texas A&M University were able to reflect all the different structures that lay underneath and map the 150-year-old subterranean tunnel system, The BBC reports. Their scans revealed old fortifications and even magazine buildings dating back to long before the construction of the main prison building in 1915.
Greenpeace founder declares
OUTSIDE – ERIC BROWN; FEBRUARY 28, 2014
Earlier this week, a co-founder of the environmental group Greenpeace told a Senate panel something unexpected for a green activist: Climate change is not caused by humans.
Patrick Moore, a Canadian ecologist who helped found the organization in 1971 and remained a member for 15 years before leaving in 1986 because he disagreed with the group’s turn from science to politics, told the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, “There is no scientific proof that human emissions of carbon dioxide are the dominant cause of the minor warming of the Earth’s atmosphere over the past 100 years,” according to a Washington Times report. “Today, we live in an unusually cold period in the history of life on earth, and there is no reason to believe that a warmer climate would be anything but beneficial for humans and the majority of other species.”