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Global Warming: Facts and Fiction

Part 1:

On a recent Sunday Square Off debate (seen Sunday mornings at 8:00am on NBC, Channel 12 in Phoenix), Arizona Democrat spokesperson Emily Bittner stated, "I am so sick of the debate as to whether or not global warming is real." Well, I had not heard the debate was over and a consensus reached. Although as time passes, the "true facts" on global warming are refuting more and more the theory that man is the cause. What follows is a three part series on facts and fiction.


Global Warming Theory on Ice?

The global warmers are becoming increasingly desperate to prop up their failing prophesy in every way possible. Behaving just as Leon Festinger predicted in When Prophecies Fail. As the earth shows no net warming in a decade and cooling into its 7th year, as new models suggest cooling may continue because of natural ocean cycles, as the sun stays quiet now 12 years since the last solar minimum, usually a signal of cooling, as more and more peer review calls into question the importance of CO2 and of the the accuracy of the models and the entire greenhouse theory because of the failure of fingerprinting, the alarmists begin a frantic effort to save their failing theory. You see so many have won the lottery and want to ensure the annuity checks keep coming.


World's Species Going Extinct Faster than Scientists Thought

According to the latest research, species around the world are going extinct faster that previously thought, at a rate not seen since the extinction of the dinosaurs. The Living Planet index which was released today shows that due to destructive human activity, the diversity of all life on earth has decreased by over 30%, nearly a third in fact in the past thirty-five years.

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Climate-Change Collapse

Environmentalists are stunned that their global warming agenda is in collapse. Senator Harry Reid has all but conceded he lacks the vote for passage in the Senate and that it's time to move on. Backers of the Warner-Lieberman cap-and-trade bill always knew they would face a veto from President Bush, but they wanted to flex their political muscle and build momentum for 2009. That strategy backfired. The green groups now look as politically intimidating as the skinny kid on the beach who gets sand kicked in his face.

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Tornado tears through swath of Minnesota

Park Rapids, Minnesota - A strong storm packing at least one tornado raked a half-mile-wide path of destruction in northwestern Minnesota, ripping up roofs and trees and pushing cars off the road Friday, the National Weather Service said.

Hubbard County emergency officials said there were no reports of any injuries in the storm, which caused widespread damage in Park Rapids and Emmaville.

"Right now, I can tell you we've been fortunate," Sheriff Gary Mills said.

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Alma Deemed First Costa Rica-born Tropical Storm Ever

Costa Rica storm debris
©La Nacion
Communities of Perez Zeledon are just now regaining road access after Alma.

The effects of tropical storm Alma, the first of the season, are still being felt in the southern zone of Costa Rica where a record amount of destruction occurred along the Interamerican Highway and many families are still without shelter after watching their properties get washed away in the floods. The storm provoked at least 34 landslides that obstructed or destroyed large segments of road trapping some 1,500 people for two days and cutting off the south of the country and access to Panama.

Alma, which is the first tropical depression ever to be born in Costa Rican territory, is said to have caused more damage than hurricanes in the past, including Hurricane Cesar that passed through in 1996 destroying sectors of the same road. More than 8,000 people were left without drinking water or electricity, and the flooding caused nearly $40 million in damages.

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Below sea level low tide marks 18 year cycle

Vancouver - Fans of extreme ebb and flow got a treat yesterday.

The normally high and low tides of June got an even bigger push than usual, due to a rare alignment of the Earth, sun and moon.

A visit to Vancouver beaches provided quite a scene when a tide of minus 0.5 feet occurred at 1:33 p.m.


Governor Declares Drought in California

California drought
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Los Angeles - Its reservoir levels receding and its grounds parched, California has fallen officially into drought, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Wednesday, warning that the state might be forced to ration water to cities and regions if conservation efforts did not improve.

The drought declaration - the first for the state since 1991 - includes orders to transfer water from less dry areas to those that are dangerously dry. Mr. Schwarzenegger also said he would ask the federal government for aid to farmers and press water districts, cities and local water agencies to accelerate conservation. Drought conditions have hampered farming, increased water rates throughout California and created potentially dangerous conditions in areas prone to wildfires.


'Heatwave' descends on southeast Norway

Huk beach Norway
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Sun-worshippers flocked to the beach at Huk on the Bygdøy peninsula in Oslo

A period of unusually warm weather has settled over southeastern Norway, with temperatures due to exceed 30C (nearly 90F) for the next week. No rain was in sight.

"It looks very good, with high temperatures through to Thursday next week," state meteorologist Øyvind Johnsen told Aftenposten.no on Tuesday.

Even the temperture of the water in the Oslo Fjord was rapidly rising. It's often still below 10C (50F) in early June, but Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reported water temperatures at some Oslo-area beaches of 18C (nearly 70F) on Tuesday morning.


Vancouver: Thursday tied for coldest June day on record

Residents across the Lower Mainland shivered in their flip-flops Thursday as wet, wintry weather brought one of the coldest June days on record.