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Posted 08 May 2015 - 03:44 AM

Warm Oceans Caused The Mega-Drought And Hottest Years In The 1934-36 Dust Bowl

Over-farming was blamed but new research instead blames unusually warm sea surface temperatures.

Ignore the eco-fraudsters. The 1930's decade was the hottest of the 20th century.


1934: 80% of U.S. Suffers From Drought Conditions
1934: "Heat Wave In China Kills One In Every Thousand"
1934: Antarctic Has Incredible Heat Wave – 25 Degrees Over Zero
1934: February Tornado Strikes Several U.S. States
1934: World Wide Drought & Heat Causes Vast Majority of Alps' Glaciers To Melt
1934: Iowa Heat Wave In May - Pushes Temps Over 110 Degrees
1934: All 48 U.S. States Over 100 Degrees During June
1934: 14 Days of Above 100°F Temps Kill Over 600 Americans
1934: South African Drought Severely Hits Farmers
1934: Nebraska Temperatures Soar To 117 Degrees
1934: Drought, Heat, Floods, Cyclones, & Forest Fires Hit Europe
1934: British Drought Stunts Hay Growth
1934: Worst Drought In England For 100 Years
1934: 7 Days of Incessant, Torrential Rains Cause Massive Flooding In Eastern Bengal
1934: Global Warming Causes 81% Of Swiss Glaciers To Retreat
1934: Canadian Crops Blasted By Intense Heat Wave
1934: "South African Floods Are Unprecedented"
1934: Typhoon Hits Japan Followed By A Massive Tsunami
1934: Record Heat And Drought Across The Midwest
1934: China's Fall Crops Burning Up During Drought & Heat
1934: Five Million Americans Face Starvation From Drought
1934: Adelaide, Australia Has Record Dry Spell
1934: Gigantic Hailstorm Blankets South African Drought Region
1934: Drought And Sweltering Heat In England
1934: Record Heat Bakes Wisconsin - 104°F
1934: 20 Nebraskans Succumb To Unprecedented 117 Degree Heat
1934: Poland Swamped By Floods - Hundreds Perish
1934: 115 Degrees In Iowa Breaks Record
1934: 115 Degrees Reached In China In The Shade - Heat Wave Ruining Crops
1934: Majority of Continental U.S. Suffers From Drought Conditions
1934: Severe Northern Hemisphere Drought Causes Wheat Prices To "Skyrocket"
1934: Extreme U.S. Winter Weather Leaves 60 Dead In Its Path


http://www.science20...ust_bowl-155308

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Posted 29 June 2015 - 10:35 AM

US supreme court strikes down EPA limits on coal pollution

The 5-4 decision was a major setback to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and could leave the agency more vulnerable to legal challenges from industry and Republican-led states to its new carbon pollution rules.

The landmark decision closes a chapter on a two-decade-long effort to force stricter emissions standards for coal-fired power plants.

The regulation, adopted in 2012, would have affected about 600 coal-fired power plants across the country – many of which are concentrated in the midwest and the south.



http://www.theguardi...epa-coal-plants

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 03:11 PM

Boston Hospital fires Physician for Discussing ‘Gay’ Medical Dangers

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), expelled a well-respected urologist from its medical staff because he voiced concerns about the unhealthy nature of homosexual behavior and objected to the hospital’s aggressive promotion of “gay pride” activities.

Dr. Church cited irrefutable medical evidence that high-risk sexual practices common to the LGBT community lead to a higher incidence of HIV/AIDS, STD’s, hepatitis, parasitic infections, anal cancers, and psychiatric disorders.

The hospital did not at any time dispute the truth of his medical statements.

Instead Dr. Church was met with increasingly harsh efforts by the hospital administration to silence and censor him. They told him that his admonitions about homosexual behavior constituted “discrimination and harassment,” were “offensive to BIDMC staff,” and could not be tolerated.


http://drrichswier.c...edical-dangers/

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Posted 08 November 2015 - 12:06 PM

Boston Hospital fires Physician for Discussing ‘Gay’ Medical Dangers

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), expelled a well-respected urologist from its medical staff because he voiced concerns about the unhealthy nature of homosexual behavior and objected to the hospital’s aggressive promotion of “gay pride” activities.

Dr. Church cited irrefutable medical evidence that high-risk sexual practices common to the LGBT community lead to a higher incidence of HIV/AIDS, STD’s, hepatitis, parasitic infections, anal cancers, and psychiatric disorders.


Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is ‘Mental Disorder'

He also reported on a new study showing that the suicide rate among transgendered people who had reassignment surgery is 20 times higher than the suicide rate among non-transgender people.



http://www.cnsnews.c...rder-sex-change

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Posted 23 August 2016 - 04:36 AM

Potential hidden values are why the public distrusts scientists as advocates:

◾personal career advancement
◾research funding
◾professional recognition (e.g. awards from professional societies) that supporting the scientific consensus can provide
◾media attention
◾influence within the scientific community
◾influence at the power tables in terms public policy
◾broader political objectives that support any/all of the above

 

Science, pride of modernity, our one source of objective knowledge, is in deep trouble. 

 

Stoked by fifty years of growing public investments, scientists are more productive than ever, pouring out millions of articles in thousands of journals covering an ever-expanding array of fields and phenomena. But much of this supposed knowledge is turning out to be contestable, unreliable, unusable, or flat-out wrong.

 

From metastatic cancer to climate change to growth economics to dietary standards, science that is supposed to yield clarity and solutions is in many instances leading instead to contradiction, controversy, and confusion. Science is trapped in a self-destructive vortex;

 

 

https://judithcurry....saving-science/


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 11:05 AM

Science magazine publishes an article authored by Barack Obama.

 

Now I gotta ask … is there anyone on the planet who thinks that:

 

a) Barack Hussein Obama was the sole author of this piece of drivel? … or that

b} Any of this is anything but politics? … or that

c) We should get our climate science advice from op-ed political pieces by outgoing politicians? … or that

d) Science magazine is doing its reputation any good by publishing this puff piece? … or that

e) Obama made it into Science magazine (or to be the Editor of the Harvard Law Review) on his own merits?

 

https://wattsupwitht...comment-page-1/

 

 

 

 


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Posted 04 May 2017 - 11:04 AM

Netflix Edits ‘Bill Nye’ Episode to Remove Segment Saying Chromosomes Determine Gender   

 

When uploaded to Netflix, an episode of the educational children's show "Bill Nye the Science Guy" cut out a segment saying that chromosomes determine one's gender.  

 

In the original episode, titled "Probability," a young woman told viewers, "I'm a girl. Could have just as easily been a boy, though, because the probability of becoming a girl is always 1 in 2."  

 

"See, inside each of our cells are these things called chromosomes, and they control whether we become a boy or a girl, " the young woman continued. "See, there are only two possibilities: XX, a girl, or XY, a boy."   

 

 

http://freebeacon.co...termine-gender/


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Posted 30 May 2017 - 05:10 PM

Bad Science on PBS   

 

Ever turn on the TV to PBS, expecting to sit down and enjoy some good high quality programming, but were met instead with an infomercial pitching some weird New Agey, pseudosciencey, mind-over-mattery, self-helpy woo?  

 

This guru is often someone like pop personal finance sage Suze Orman; promoters of unscientific medicine Andrew Weil, Mark Hyman, David Perlmutter, or Daniel Amen; the late motivational speaker Wayne Dyer, or New Age spiritualist Deepak Chopra, to name just a few.

 

The guru — as often as not, a pseudoscience-promoting charlatan — doesn't just get their self-produced informercial aired for free, they also get to sell a boatload of their products to the affiliate station. They walk away counting their money, and you — the viewer — pledge money to support the station, and part of that money goes straight into the guru's pocket. 

 

But the more I looked into this, the more finger-pointing I encountered. A 2009 article in the Las Vegas Review-Journal discussed criticism received by their local PBS affiliate, Channel 10, for running infomercials by self-help guru Wayne Dyer. The station manager, Tom Axtell, replied 

 

I understand where people could see it (as infomercials), but PBS at the national level looks for best-selling authors who have a strong public response. 

 

 

 

https://skeptoid.com/episodes/4503

 


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