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The Science Fiction Of Global Warming

Global Warming
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Global Warming, UFOs and more...
The latest news is the European Union has launched a high tech satellite to measure the effects of Global Warming on Earth's polar caps and collect data on rising sea levels. The satellite will be using radar from 447 miles (720 kilometers) above Earth's surface to measure ice thickness of both land and sea ice and is said to be capable of pinpointing changes to within 1 centimeter (0.39-inch).

The article goes on to say Pessimists expect a sea rise by 2 to 3 meters (6.6 feet to 9.8 feet) by the year 2100, while the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2007 projected only some 20 to 60 centimeters (7.9 inches to 23.6 inches) and that CryoSat will yield invaluable data that will make predictions on rising sea levels much more certain, German glacial scientist Heinrich Miller said.

On the surface it sounds like the EU has really got its act together and wants to prove once and for all that Global Warming is real by showing the changes that were previously just computer simulated images. However the data this satellite will provide is compromised even before it begins to send back any information. This is because the radar imaging of the Earth's ice will be transmitted back to computers here on Earth and integrated into the computer simulations already being used to prove this politically motivated sham. Since the radar mapping data will be used along with already manipulated simulations this guarantees a desired outcome rather than any new revelations. The so called Climate Change experts will use this new satellite information in hopes to convince the skeptics that Global Warming is real. In reality CryoSat is merely adding new simulation to be manipulated into computer graphs which have been created for an overall desired picture showing melting ice and rising sea levels.

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Etna showing signs of new eruptions?

Etna volcano
© Boris Behncke
A view of the steaming Mt. Etna, taken on April 8, 2010 by Dr. Boris Behncke.
Eruptions reader and member at Italian National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Catania, Dr. Boris Behncke, has been keeping many of us appraised on the goings-on at Mt. Etna. A series of earthquakes occurred on April 2-3 along a fault near the north flank of the volcano - 175 earthquakes in all producing some impressive results - and Boris has noted increased "rumblings" at Etna since. This has culminated in explosions and ash April 7-8. Most of the ash appears to be made from merely crushed rock of previous eruption - accidental material rather than new juvenile magma, but all of this suggests that Etna could be headed for a new eruptive period. There has also been an increase in the gas emissions from the volcano - all signs that new magma may be rising in the conduit and a new eruption is approaching. Etna erupts quite frequently, but has been relatively quiet over the last few months, with little in the way of obviously eruptive activity.

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Brazil: 200 Feared Dead as New Mudslide Hits Rio Slum

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People watch the rescue effort after a landslide in the Morro do Bumba area of the Niteroi neighbourhood in Rio de Janeiro
At least 200 people were feared dead after being buried under the latest landslide to hit a slum in Rio de Janeiro's metropolitan area, authorities said yesterday.

If confirmed, the deaths would raise the toll sharply from the 153 people already known to have died this week in slides triggered by record rains. A government official said as many as 60 houses and at least 200 people were buried in the Morro Bumba slum in Niteroi.

"In our experience, it's an instant death" for those caught in their homes at the time, the official said.


Cosmic Climate Change: Psychedelic dragon trail left behind by Discovery

Space shuttle Discovery lifted off from Cape Canaveral on Monday morning, April 5th, on a 13-day mission to the International Space Station. Long after the shuttle disappeared from the brightening dawn sky, however, onlookers continued to stare ... at this:
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The exhaust trail left by the Space Shuttle Discovery as it blasted off from Cape Canaveral in early April 2009

Comment: Nothing to see here folks! It's just a wispy plume of of water droplets and ice crystals. Go back to sleep... oh look, a terrorist!


High-speed solar wind stream blowing around Earth sparks some of the strongest geomagnetic storms and brightest auroras in years

A high-speed solar wind stream has been blowing around Earth for three days, sparking some of the strongest geomagnetic storms and brightest auroras in years. Here is the view, yesterday, from Antarctica:


Organic Farmers Report Increasing GMO Contamination with Corn

© Greenpeace / Pascal Simard
Greenpeace corn action during the International Biosafety Protocol.

A group of Midwest organic farmers is reporting increasingly higher levels of GMO contamination of organic corn, which is jeopardizing their ability to sell to organic grain buyers.

A spokesman for the group, which wishes to remain unidentified to protect their organic markets, says, "We're doing more testing and seeing increased low levels of GMO contamination."

The farmer group sells organic yellow and white corn for food use.

The farmers screen their corn for grade, kernel size, test weight, and GMOs. "Buyers will test it too," says the spokesman.


7.8 earthquake strikes Sumatra in Indonesia

A powerful earthquake has struck the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Locals were evacuated to higher ground amid fears of a tsunami, although the alert has now been lifted. Three aftershocks rattled the north of Sumatra, but there were no reports of casualties. The 7.8-magnitude quake is the second major one to hit the island in six months.


Caught on Tape: Mexicali earthquake waves felt in California, Nevada

Millions of people in the U.S. felt the effect of a powerful earthquake that struck Mexico on Sunday morning. Tremors reached north as far as Las Vegas with residents reporting swaying buildings and choppy swimming pools. The 7.2 magnitude quake was centred 60 km southeast of the border city Mexicali, where two people were killed and others remain trapped in their homes. A state of emergency has been declared there. It is the strongest quake to hit the area in decades.

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US Hurricane Forecast: Season To Be Worse Than Usual

This year's hurricane season is expected to be more active than usual, and communities along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts face a 69 percent risk of being buffeted by a major storm in the coming months, according to forecasters at Colorado State University.

Researchers said eight hurricanes and 15 named tropical storms are likely to form in the Atlantic basin during the 2010 hurricane season, which begins June 1 and extends through Nov. 30. Four of the storms are expected to develop into major hurricanes with sustained winds of 111 mph or greater.

The forecasting team based its predictions on weakening of El Nino conditions combined with abnormally strong warming of the tropical Atlantic waters.

"We believe that these two features will lead to favorable dynamic and thermodynamic conditions for hurricane formation and intensification," the team stated in an update of a report issued in December.

Led by pioneering forecaster William Gray, Colorado State University researchers have been forecasting hurricanes for 27 years. The team bases its predictions on historical data. The 2010 season shows similarities to conditions preceding the very active 1958, 1966, 1969, 1998 and 2005 hurricane seasons.


Giant Lizard Discovered in the Philippines

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A golden-spotted monitor lizard rests on a tree trunk in the Sierra Madre mountains, Philippines.
Researchers have concluded that a giant, golden-spotted monitor lizard discovered in the forested mountains of the Philippines six years ago is a new species, according to a study released Wednesday.

The 6.5-foot (2-meter) -long lizard was first spotted in 2004 in the Sierra Madre mountains on the main island of Luzon when local researchers saw local Agta tribesmen carrying one of the dead reptiles.

But it took until last year to determine it was a new species. After capturing an adult, researchers from the University of Kansas and the National Museum of the Philippines obtained DNA samples that helped confirm the lizard was new to science.

The Northern Sierra Madre Forest Monitor Lizard or Varanus bitatawa feasts on fruits and snails rather than carcasses, unlike many monitors, including its larger relative, the Komodo dragon, according to American and Filipino researchers who wrote about the discovery in Wednesday's peer-reviewed Royal Society journal Biology Letters. It spends much of its time in the treetops and has unique claws that allow it to reach its favorite fruits.