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CNN's Lou Dobbs: "Global Warming is Almost a Religion..."

Posted: 01/12/2009 - From illegal immigration and trade to voter fraud, CNN’s Lou Dobbs is never shy about expressing his opinions. That rule held true when Dobbs brought up global warming on Jan. 5. The outspoken host of “Lou Dobbs Tonight” observed that global warming activists treat their belief in global warming like a religion following a segment about the issue by CNN correspondent Ines Ferre. Dobbs also said that data is cherry-picked to make the case for global warming alarmism. Ferre alluded to the $175 “cow tax” that some farmers feel is a possibility and could increase their operating costs. Ferre said the Environment Protection Agency has denied it is considering a tax on livestock. However, Rick Krause, senior director of congressional relations for the American Farm Bureau, told the Business & Media Institute it is a possibility - especially based on the rhetoric of President-elect Barack Obama and the use of the EPA to combat global warming.

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Environmental Angst

Posted: 01/12/2009 - As environmentalism continues to grow in prominence, more and more of us are trying to live a “greener” lifestyle. But the more “eco-friendly” you try to become, the more likely you find yourself confused and frustrated by the green message.

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Wind Energy Supply Dips During Cold Snap

Posted: 01/12/2009 - Britain’s wind farms have stopped working during the cold snap due to lack of wind...At times of high demand in cold weather there is a tendency for there to be no wind...Renewables, such as wind, have a big part to play now and in the future but in order to guarantee a secure electricity supply it's clear we need a mix of power stations including cleaner coal, new nuclear and gas.

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Earth on the Brink of an Ice Age?

Updated: 01/13/2009 - The earth is now on the brink of entering another Ice Age, according to a large and compelling body of evidence from within the field of climate science.

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'Global Warming' Politics

Posted: 01/12/2009 - My fearless forecast for 2009: Big amount of activity by Congress, with lots of ‘Cap&Trade’ bills to limit CO2 emissions. Waxman, Markey, and Pelosi in the House; Boxer, Lieberman, Bingeman, and maybe even McCain in the Senate. It will take off, but it won't fly...Now for the real action: Once legislation stalls, Carol Browner, the supreme ideologue and strategist, will go the regulatory route.

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Last Man on the Moon Rips Global Warming

Posted: 01/12/2009 - American astronaut Dr. Jack Schmitt - the last living man to walk on the moon - is the latest scientist to be added to the roster of more than 70 skeptics who will confront the subject of global warming at the second annual International Conference on Climate Change in New York City March 8-10, 2009.

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2008 Coldest Year Since 2000 and Clearly Not a Top Ten Warmest Year

Updated: 01/12/2009 - 2008 ranked 15th coldest of the thirty years of records for the University of Alabama MSU based lower tropospheric temperatures (right in the middle of the pack). It was the coldest year since 2000. It continues the downtrend of the last 7 years.

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January Snowcover Deepest Since 1967

Updated: 01/12/2009 - The snowcover for week 1 is now available from Rutgers Snow Lab. It is the highest level since the first year of the record 1967, a little ahead of 1985.

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Black Holes Lead Galaxy Growth

Posted: 01/08/2009 - Astronomers may have solved a cosmic chicken-and-egg problem -- the question of which formed first in the early Universe -- galaxies or the supermassive black holes seen at their cores.

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Predicting When Tornadoes Will Strike

Updated: 01/05/2009 - Meteorologists found connections between the sea surface temperature in the tropical Pacific Ocean and the occurrence of tornadoes in unlikely parts of the North American continent. During El Niño events, when the winter sea surface temperature is warmer than usual, tornadoes are more likely to occur in the states bordering the Gulf of Mexico and in central Florida. During La Niña events, when the temperatures are cooler, tornadoes are more likely to occur in southeastern Texas and the upper Midwest

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Storms Lining Up Into the Week

Updated: 01/27/2009 - While an icy mix spreads eastward across the Northeast into Monday morning, a powerful storm will be slamming the Pacific Northwest with heavy rain and mountain snow through Monday. Another potent storm will take shape over the southern Plains Monday before spreading messy weather through the East into the middle of the week.

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Strong Thunderstorm Threat

Updated: 01/03/2009 - Strong thunderstorms will threaten the lower Mississippi Valley through this evening. Showers and thunderstorms will roll through the rest of the South into Sunday before a new storm likely delivers widespread soaking rain next week.

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Facts against 'Global Warming'

Posted: 01/01/2009 - Temperatures are falling, not rising...The earth was hotter 1,000 years ago...Ice is not disappearing...Temperatures are still declining

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'Global Warming' - Short on Facts, Long on Hype

Posted: 01/01/2009 - The debate over global warming heated up in 2008, with prominent meteorologists, scientists, and environmentalists dissenting from the so-called consensus for “manmade” global warming...John Coleman—the founder of the Weather Channel...AccuWeather.com senior meteorologist Joe Bastardi...a coincidence over the centuries of an absence of sunspots correlating with very cold temperatures and a presence of sunspots corresponding to a warm period...

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The 'Warm'' Turns

Posted: 01/01/2009 - As we’ve noted, 2008 has been a year of records for cold and snowfall and may indeed be the coldest year of the 21st century thus far. Global thermometers stopped rising after 1998, and have plummeted in the last two years by more than 0.5 degrees Celsius. The 2007-2008 temperature drop was not predicted by global climate models. But it was predictable by a decline in sunspot activity since 2000.

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