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James Balog: Time-lapse proof of extreme ice loss

James Balog: Time-lapse proof of extreme ice loss
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News Republic IBTimes Tuesday, February 11, 2014 5:53 AM GMT The rumour has it that United States President Barack Obama and pop diva Beyonce Knowles Carter are having an affair. The rumour was started by French media and has taken the social media by storm. Here is a little background to how the whole thing started. However Washington Post has denied the claims. However Twitterati is having fun with the whole idea of Obama getting hooked to Beyonce since there are also recent reports that things are not going so rosy between Obama and first lady Michelle. The morphed picture of Barack-Obama and Beyonce is doing round son Internet. lol #BeyonceObama = #beyonbama of course! — Joakim Jarl (@joakimjarl) February 10, 2014 There are some people who are quite perturbed at the whole story and feel Beyonce should not do this since the Obamas are great fan of her music. Still funny. Here are few hilarious more comments from Twitter. Why would beyonce ever have an affair with obama like really #justsaying

‘Chasing Ice’ changed this climate-denying Bill O’Reilly listener into a believer Whenever you feel discouraged about working to fix global warming and convince people that it’s a real problem, watch this video: In the documentary Chasing Ice, filmmaker James Balog shot photos of glaciers in Iceland, Greenland, and Alaska at 30-minute intervals for months and months. As Grist has reported: The resulting time-lapse movie can condense months and years into a few mesmerizing moments. Now we can watch the canary in the coal mine as it expires. So horrible and so scary that it can erase even the teachings of Bill O’Reilly.

News Republic IBTimes Tuesday, February 11, 2014 5:43 AM GMT A shocking claim by a French paparazzo hit the web claiming a secret love affair between the U.S. President, President Obama and "Drunk in Love" singer Beyonce. French media reports making absurd claims went viral, leaving readers in shock. According to the reports, French photographer Pascal Rostain made such absurd claims alleging Queen Bey having an affair with President Obama. In an interview with a French journalist Jean-Marc Morandini, the French photographer Pascal Rostain commented: "You know, at this moment, in the United States, there's something huge which is about to happen,' Mr Rostain told interviewer Jean-Marc Morandini. These shocking claims by the French photographer were reported by esteemed French publications like Le Figaro and Le Point. However, the truth behind Beyonce and President Obama's secret love affair story that pretty much went viral was soon dismissed by the spokesperson of The Washington Post.

Lecture to Oxford Farming Conference, 3 January 2013 [Comments are now closed - it was getting impossible to manage them given the volume.] Chinese translation… Italian translation… German translation… Spanish translation… French translation… Vietnamese translation (shortened)… Italian version (also shortened) Thai version and Slovak version. NEW – Portuguese translation. 07 Mark Lynas from Oxford Farming Conference on Vimeo. I want to start with some apologies. As an environmentalist, and someone who believes that everyone in this world has a right to a healthy and nutritious diet of their choosing, I could not have chosen a more counter-productive path. So I guess you’ll be wondering – what happened between 1995 and now that made me not only change my mind but come here and admit it? When I first heard about Monsanto’s GM soya I knew exactly what I thought. This was also explicitly an anti-science movement. Obviously this contradiction was untenable. So I did some reading. I’d assumed that it would increase the use of chemicals.

News Republic Show captions Showing image 1 of 1 Huffington Post Tuesday, February 11, 2014 8:48 AM GMT WASHINGTON -- Rep. "Assassination, we shouldn't do it," Ellison told HuffPost Live's Zach Carter. WATCH Ellison's comments in the video above. The Associated Press reported Monday that the Obama administration is currently seeking a legal justification to carry out a drone strike against an American citizen believed to be a member of Al-Qaeda. Ellison, who co-chairs the House Progressive Caucus, said, "I think this binary thing -- either you have to have drones, or you have to have boots on the ground -- is a false choice, and I resist it." Ellison also took issue with the NSA's surveillance activities, saying the programs need to be subjected to greater Congressional oversight. "Right now, I'm a little concerned about the fact that theres a lot of things going on that members of Congress don't know about that are not subject to any accountability," Ellison said.

Global Warming 101 What is global warming? Think of a blanket, covering the Earth. When CO 2 and other heat-trapping emissions are released into the air, they act like a blanket, holding heat in our atmosphere and warming the planet. Overloading our atmosphere with carbon has far-reaching effects for people all around the world—more extreme storms, more severe droughts, deadly heat waves, rising sea levels, and more acidic oceans, which can affect the very base of the food chain. What causes global warming? The primary cause of global warming is human activity, most significantly the burning of fossil fuels to drive cars, generate electricity, and operate our homes and businesses. Tropical deforestation , also by human hands, is another major contributor. Who can reduce global warming? To address global warming, we need to significantly reduce the amount of heat-trapping emissions. But we can also help by calling for government and corporate decision makers to reduce the threat of global warming by:

U.S., British intelligence mining data from nine U.S. Internet companies in broad secret program The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio and video chats, photographs, e-mails, documents, and connection logs that enable analysts to track foreign targets, according to a top-secret document obtained by The Washington Post. The program, code-named PRISM, has not been made public until now. It may be the first of its kind. The NSA prides itself on stealing secrets and breaking codes, and it is accustomed to corporate partnerships that help it divert data traffic or sidestep barriers. But there has never been a Google or Facebook before, and it is unlikely that there are richer troves of valuable intelligence than the ones in Silicon Valley. Equally unusual is the way the NSA extracts what it wants, according to the document: “Collection directly from the servers of these U.S. PRISM was launched from the ashes of President George W. Sens. Roots in the ’70s A ‘directive’ “Yahoo!

Household Tips from Warrior Mom! | Sandra Steingraber Each Other—Where We Are On the desire to change lightbulbs instead of paradigms by Sandra Steingraber Painting: Tamas Galambros / Bridgeman A DECADE AGO, I published a book about the links between chemical exposures and cancer. One of my first stops on the author tour was a television talk show that taped in Hollywood. Back at the hotel, I thought hard. My second tip was something like, CONFRONT THEM. The next day, Tangerine freaked out. We’re going live in five . . . four . . . three . . . two . . . and . . . ! When my on-air host came to the first tip, she turned her gaze, Oprah-like, into the camera to ask, “You mean my clothes cause cancer?” By now, my host was breathing a sigh of relief, and I knew we weren’t going to make it to Tip #7: REQUIRE TESTING OF CHEMICALS AS A PRECONDITION FOR MARKETING THEM. We still haven’t made it there. Szasz traces the fantasy of the toxic-free pod back to 1961, when the nation was gripped in a frenzy of fallout shelter construction. Stop digging.

PRISM (surveillance program) PRISM logo used in the slides PRISM is a clandestine mass electronic surveillance data mining program launched in 2007 by the National Security Agency (NSA), with participation from an unknown date by the British equivalent agency, GCHQ.[1][2][3] PRISM is a government code name for a data-collection effort known officially by the SIGAD US-984XN.[4][5] The Prism program collects stored Internet communications based on demands made to Internet companies such as Google Inc. under Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 to turn over any data that match court-approved search terms.[6] The NSA can use these Prism requests to target communications that were encrypted when they traveled across the Internet backbone, to focus on stored data that telecommunication filtering systems discarded earlier,[7][8] and to get data that is easier to handle, among other things.[9] Slide showing that much of the world's communications flow through the U.S. Tasking, Points to Remember.

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