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Ten Charts That Make Clear The Planet Just Keeps Warming By Joe Romm on October 15, 2012 at 6:46 pm "Ten Charts That Make Clear The Planet Just Keeps Warming" Perhaps you thought that the whole “planet isn’t warming” meme was killed by this summer’s bombshell Koch-funded study. After all, it found ”global warming is real,” “on the high end” and “essentially all” due to carbon pollution. Sadly, denial springs eternal. The piece is so misleading, even the UK Met Office felt a need to instantly debunk it with a blog post that included this chart. UK Met Office graph showing years ranked in order of global temperature. Since Rose managed to find one misleading chart to push his myth, I thought I would dig up ten serious ones that show the reverse, including the top chart from Skeptical Science, the great Australian blog, which is derived from the data in the Koch-funded study. Note: “Skeptics” is an Aussie word for denier or disinformer. As we’ve stressed before, choosing a starting or end point on short-term scales can be very misleading.

American Psychosis The United States, locked in the kind of twilight disconnect that grips dying empires, is a country entranced by illusions. It spends its emotional and intellectual energy on the trivial and the absurd. It is captivated by the hollow stagecraft of celebrity culture as the walls crumble. This celebrity culture giddily licenses a dark voyeurism into other people’s humiliation, pain, weakness and betrayal. Day after day, one lurid saga after another, whether it is Michael Jackson, Britney Spears [or Miley Cyrus], enthralls the country … despite bank collapses, wars, mounting poverty or the criminality of its financial class. The virtues that sustain a nation-state and build community, from honesty to self-sacrifice to transparency to sharing, are ridiculed each night on television as rubes stupid enough to cling to this antiquated behavior are voted off reality shows. It is the cult of self that is killing the United States.

Future Now Leading up to our Maker Cities immersion in Shenzhen's maker culture, here are four of our China + makers research pieces from the last three years.... From March 19-20, IFTF’s Technology Horizons program traveled to Mexico City to explore its emerging maker culture, community, and movement. It was an... Apr 01, 2014 By Lindsea K. Wilbur Your faithful social investigator hit the streets with the Inventor's Toolkit in hand to explore the opening of the new [Freespace] (1011 Market... Tessa Finlev on new networks of nonviolence In Greek Mythology, Icarus was able to fly on wings made of wax and feathers, but he flew too close to the sun, which melted the wax, and he fell into... What do Californians care about? Beyond the hype, the scandal, and the early failures, there still lies the promise of a new way of organizing and shaping the world. Check out highlights from our recent past and near future! Now that we can build anything, we should stop asking “what can we make?”

Tim Leary Vault : The Declaration of Evolution When in the course of organic evolution it becomes obvious that a mutational process is inevitably dissolving the physical and neurological bonds which connect the members of one generation to the past and inevitably directing them to assume among the species of Earth the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and Nature's God entitle them, a decent concern for the harmony of species requires that the causes of the mutation should be declared. We hold these truths to be self evident: But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, all pursuing invariably the same destructive goals, threaten the very fabric of organic life and the serene harmony of the planet, it is the right, it is the organic duty to drop out of such morbid covenants and to evolve new loving social structures. Such has been the patient sufferance of the freedom-loving peoples of this earth, and such is now the necessity which constrains us to form new systems of government.

Shutdown of thermohaline circulation A summary of the path of the thermohaline circulation. Blue paths represent deep-water currents, while red paths represent surface currents A shutdown or slowdown of the thermohaline circulation is a postulated effect of global warming. Thermohaline circulation and fresh water[edit] The red end of the spectrum indicates slowing in this presentation of the trend of velocities derived from NASA Pathfinder altimeter data from May 1992 to June 2002. Some even fear that global warming may be able to trigger the type of abrupt massive temperature shifts which occurred during the last glacial period: a series of Dansgaard-Oeschger events – rapid climate fluctuations – may be attributed to freshwater forcing at high latitude interrupting the THC. Studies of the Florida Current suggest that the Gulf Stream weakens with cooling, being weakest (by ~10%) during the Little Ice Age.[13] Measurements in 2004, 2005, 2008 and 2010[edit] Bryden measurements reported late 2005[edit] See also[edit]

SEARCH : Study of Environmental Arctic Change About the Sea Ice Outlook Fractured Sea Ice The SEARCH Sea Ice Outlook is an international effort to provide a community-wide summary of the expected September arctic sea ice minimum. Monthly reports released throughout the summer synthesize community estimates of the current state and expected minimum of sea ice—at both a pan-arctic and regional scale. The intent of the SEARCH Sea Ice Outlook effort is not to issue predictions, but rather to summarize all available data and observations to provide the scientific community, stakeholders, and the public the best available information on the evolution of arctic sea ice. Sea Ice Outlook activities are supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and through the volunteer efforts of contributors. Guidelines for Contributors Sea Ice for Walrus Outlook (SIWO) Sea Ice Outlook Background

19 Facts About The Deindustrialization Of America That Will Blow Your Mind The United States is rapidly becoming the very first "post-industrial" nation on the globe. All great economic empires eventually become fat and lazy and squander the great wealth that their forefathers have left them, but the pace at which America is accomplishing this is absolutely amazing. It was America that was at the forefront of the industrial revolution. It was America that showed the world how to mass produce everything from automobiles to televisions to airplanes. It was the great American manufacturing base that crushed Germany and Japan in World War II. But now we are witnessing the deindustrialization of America. Any great nation throughout history has been great at making things. So what happens when the debt bubble pops? The deindustrialization of the United States should be a top concern for every man, woman and child in the country. For people like that, take this article and print it out and hand it to them. #4 In 2008, 1.2 billion cellphones were sold worldwide.

Can we stop the seas from rising? Yes, but less than you think. We can hold back some of the tide, but not all of it. (Amanda Lucier/The Washington Post) And the oceans are likely to keep creeping up. Scientists project that if we keep warming the planet at our current pace, sea levels could rise between two and seven feet by 2100, particularly as the world's glaciers and ice caps melt. So that raises the question: Is there anything we can do to stop sea-level rise? As it turns out, reducing our emissions would help slow the rate of sea-level rise — but at this point, it's unlikely that we could stop further rises altogether. As NCAR's Gerald Meehl, a co-author of the study, explained to me by e-mail, it's a lot easier to stabilize global temperatures by cutting carbon emissions than it is to stabilize sea-level rise. There are two ways that global warming causes sea levels to rise. In both scenarios, sea-levels continue to rise through 2300, though at very different rates. A few takeaways from these studies: Further reading:

Hemp HempCoverups uncovered The building of early American colonies as well as the American Revolution would not have been possible if it were not for a very special plant. The Cannabis / Hemp plant was used throughout the world since the beginning of time for just about everything that mankind needed. Paper made from hemp was used for books, bibles, maps, and money. You can produce 4 times as much paper from an acre of hemp as you can from an acre of trees at 1/4 the cost, 1/5 the pollution, it is 10 times stronger and lasts up to 1000 years instead of only 50. The Constitution was printed on hemp paper as well as the first 3 drafts of the Declaration of Independence. Hemp is the STRONGEST natural fiber on the planet. Henry Ford built his Ford Model-T using hemp to line the side panels. The Marijuana Conspiracy THE REAL REASON HEMP IS ILLEGALby Doug Yurchey MARIJUANA is DANGEROUS. '... Dr.