Documents Reveal Fossil Fuel Fingerprints on Contrarian Climate Research
Scientist Willie Soon calls his papers 'deliverables' to fossil fuel executives, and grants a big coal utility pre-publication review and anonymity.
By David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News Feb 21, 2015
(excerpt)"After finishing a study contending that solar activity is increasing global warming, scientist Willie Soon of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics reported his news to a utility company that was a major funder of his work.
The communications show that Soon called his peer-reviewed research papers "deliverables" in return for funding from fossil fuel companies. In addition, the documents reveal that Soon and Harvard-Smithsonian gave the coal utility company the right to review his scientific papers and make suggestions before they were published. Soon and Harvard-Smithsonian also pledged not to disclose Southern’s role as a funder without permission."http://insideclimatenews.org/news/21022 ... -327530301
A melting Arctic and weird weather: the plot thickens
Posted on 20 February 2015 by Guest Author
By Jennifer Francis, Rutgers University
"Everyone loves to talk about the weather, and this winter Mother Nature has served up a feast to chew on. Few parts of the US have been spared her wrath.
Severe drought and abnormally warm conditions continue in the west, with the first-ever rain-free January in San Francisco; bitter cold hangs tough over the upper Midwest and Northeast; and New England is being buried by a seemingly endless string of snowy nor’easters.
Yes, droughts, cold and snowstorms have happened before, but the persistence of this pattern over North America is starting to raise eyebrows. Is climate change at work here?
Wavier jet stream
One thing we do know is that the polar jet stream – a fast river of wind up where jets fly that circumnavigates the northern hemisphere – has been doing some odd things in recent years.
Rather than circling in a relatively straight path, the jet stream has meandered more in north-south waves. In the west, it’s been bulging northward, arguably since December 2013 – a pattern dubbed the “Ridiculously Resilient Ridge” by meteorologists. In the east, we’ve seen its southern-dipping counterpart, which I call the “Terribly Tenacious Trough.” (See picture, below.)"http://www.skepticalscience.com/warming ... ather.html
Having lived then and not known the BS, LBJ started the growth only economy and unlimited low IQ/non-historic US immigration of over-breeding consumers. He was not really smart enough to see ahead that well, and only Nixon addressed Congress on the overpopulation problems of the USA.
Basically, LBJ screwed the US and the world. The corporate/corrupt government/military industrial complex was put in place on his watch. Like Carter later, he ignored the scientific advice on population. Then it got worse with Reagan, the Bushes and Clinton/Obama.
Even Obama's 130 IQ does not register that blowing Yellowstone is the best thing to do for humanity and most other species. It must take 138 to understand, along with real multiple disciplinary science education.
The thing is, with real leadership, this never had to get to the point it is at with overpopulation and pollution, to the trajectory of GTE.