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Giant Atmospheric Waves Over Iowa

Pop quiz: define undular bore. If your answer included words such as dull or tiresome, i.e., boring, think again. Those giant waves-"undular bore waves"-were photographed Oct. 3rd flowing across the skies of Des Moines, Iowa.

©Iowa Environmental Mesonet Skycam
Undular bore waves over Iowa, Oct. 3, 2007


'Mini tornado' hits Mitchell in Queensland, Australia

Authorities have blamed a "mini tornado" for ripping roofs from buildings and causing damage across a south-west Queensland town.

Comment: Queensland is currently being battered by a series of intense daily storms causing impressive damage. The "dry" dams seem to be filling up rapidly as well.

Expect much more as we bid adieu to El Nino and welcome the exciting - although "frozen" - new beginnings...


Our Drinkable Water Supply Is Vanishing

Thanks to global warming, pollution, population growth, and privatization, we are teetering on the edge of a global crisis.

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, the Hungarian biochemist and Nobel Prize winner for medicine once said, "Water is life's matter and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water."

We depend on water for survival. It circulates through our bodies and the land, replenishing nutrients and carrying away waste. It is passed down like stories over generations -- from ice-capped mountains to rivers to oceans.

Cloud Lightning

Earth getting wetter and stickier

Greenhouse gases are making the earth's atmosphere wetter and stickier, which may lead to more powerful hurricanes, hotter temperatures and heavier rainfall in tropical regions, British researchers reported on Wednesday.

The findings, published in the journal Nature, are some of the first to show how human-produced greenhouse gases have affected global humidity levels in recent decades and could offer clues on future climate change, the researchers said.

Comment: The increase in methane and carbon dioxide gases is largely due to melting perma-frost and heated oceans. Not man-made carbon dioxide, although they do contribute, it is only a fraction of what is being put into the environment by nature.

For more information see: Study says methane a new climate threat and The environmental "surge" you're not hearing anything about.


Propaganda Alert! Greenpeace urges kangaroo consumption to fight global warming

More kangaroos should be slaughtered and eaten to help save the world from global warming, environmental activists say.

The controversial call to cut down on beef and serve more of the national symbol on our dinner plates follows a report on curbing greenhouse gas emissions damaging the planet.

Comment: This global warming propaganda is becoming tiring. Although the Earth is undoubtedly warming in the past few decades, there is plenty of evidence that there are many factors involved and man plays just a small part in it; evidence that is not reported by the media. See "Climate Change Swindlers and the Political Agenda" for a thorough debunking of the media-driven climate change swindle.


Western Australia hit by 4.8 quake - again!

AN earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale has rocked parts of southern WA - and has been felt as far away as Perth.

©Geoscience Australia

Comment: Perth is not within the circle on the map, but a further 135km away.

Comment: This is normally a very stable area with few earthquakes, yet it is only 6 weeks ago that there was an earthquake of similar magnitude. See Here

Bizarro Earth

3,000 evacuated after China landslide blocks river

Beijing -- More than 3,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in southwestern China after a huge landslide dammed a river, creating a menacing lake that threatened to burst, state media reported Monday.


New Study Shows Genetically Engineered Corn Could Pollute Aquatic Ecosystems

A study by an Indiana University environmental science professor and several colleagues suggests a widely planted variety of genetically engineered corn has the potential to harm aquatic ecosystems. The study is being published this week by the journal Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences.

Bizarro Earth

Most of U.S. warmer than normal this winter

The United States will have warmer-than-normal temperatures this winter in most of the country, except for the northern Plains and Northwest states, government weather experts predicted on Tuesday.

As for precipitation, it will be drier than average across the Southwest and the Southeast, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration projected in its winter forecast.


More smoke! Greenhouse gas emissions hit danger mark

The global economic boom has accelerated greenhouse gas emissions to a dangerous threshold not expected for a decade and could potentially cause irreversible climate change, said one of Australia's leading scientists.

Tim Flannery, a world recognized climate change scientist and Australian of the Year in 2007, said a U.N. international climate change report due in November will show that greenhouse gases have already reached a dangerous level.

Comment: There is agreement that the Earth is warming, but there is a lot of disagreement about the extent to which human activity is causing it and what the consequences are of this warming. As the climate debate is politically driven, there should be a big question mark to the conclusions coming out from the IPCC panel.

Comment: See also Climate Change Swindlers and the Political Agenda