26% of Americans support Obamacare, don’t know earth goes around sun

Associated Press has just reported that the Obamacare approval rating is 26%.

Last month, Time magazine reported that 26% of Americans don’t know that the earth goes around the sun.

 

 

March 28, 2014. Tags: , , . Health care, Politics, Science. 13 comments.

Yahoo! News article on acne shows a model who does not have any acne

Yahoo! News recently published this article on acne.

The article shows this picture of a model – who does not have any acne:

model with no acne is in article on acne


By comparison, this picture, from medicinenet.com, is of a real person who has real cystic acne:

real person with real cystic acne


October 15, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Health care, Media bias, Science. 1 comment.

Global warming scientists finally admit that their computer models exaggerate the amount of global warming

I’ve always suspected that the computer models that scientists use to predict global warming were programmed to exaggerate the amount of global warming.

And now, the scientists who write these computer programs have finally admitted that that is indeed the case.

The Telegraph reports:

Top climate scientists admit global warming forecasts were wrong

Top climate scientists have admitted that their global warming forecasts are wrong and world is not heating at the rate they claimed it was in a key report.

One of the central issues is believed to be why the IPCC failed to account for the “pause” in global warming, which they admit that they did not predict in their computer models. Since 1997, world average temperatures have not shown any statistically significant increase.

The summary also shows that scientist have now discovered that between 950 and 1250 AD, before the Industrial Revolution, parts of the world were as warm for decades at a time as they are now.

Despite a 2012 draft stating that the world is at it’s warmest for 1,300 years, the latest document states: “’Surface temperature reconstructions show multi-decadal intervals during the Medieval Climate Anomaly (950-1250) that were in some regions as warm as in the late 20th Century.”

The 2007 report included predictions of a decline in Antarctic sea ice, but the latest document does not explain why this year it is at a record high.

The 2013 report states: “’Most models simulate a small decreasing trend in Antarctic sea ice extent, in contrast to the small increasing trend in observations…”

 The Daily Mail reports:

World’s top climate scientists confess: Global warming is just QUARTER what we thought – and computers got the effects of greenhouse gases wrong

Leaked report reveals the world has warmed at quarter the rate claimed by IPCC in 2007

Scientists accept their computers may have exaggerated

A leaked copy of the world’s most authoritative climate study reveals scientific forecasts of imminent doom were drastically wrong.

The Mail on Sunday has obtained the final draft of a report to be published later this month by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the ultimate watchdog whose massive, six-yearly ‘assessments’ are accepted by environmentalists, politicians and experts as the gospel of climate science.

Yet the leaked report makes the extraordinary concession that over the past 15 years, recorded world temperatures have increased at only a quarter of the rate of IPCC claimed when it published its last assessment in 2007.

Back then, it said observed warming over the 15 years from 1990-2005 had taken place at a rate of 0.2C per decade, and it predicted this would continue for the following 20 years, on the basis of forecasts made by computer climate models.

But the new report says the observed warming over the more recent 15 years to 2012 was just 0.05C per decade – below almost all computer predictions.

They recognise the global warming ‘pause’ first reported by The Mail on Sunday last year is real – and concede that their computer models did not predict it. But they cannot explain why world average temperatures have not shown any statistically significant increase since 1997.

They admit large parts of the world were as warm as they are now for decades at a time between 950 and 1250 AD – centuries before the Industrial Revolution, and when the population and CO2 levels were both much lower.

The IPCC admits that while computer models forecast a decline in Antarctic sea ice, it has actually grown to a new record high. Again, the IPCC cannot say why.

A forecast in the 2007 report that hurricanes would become more intense has simply been dropped, without mention.

This year has been one of the quietest hurricane seasons in history and the US is currently enjoying its longest-ever period – almost eight years – without a single hurricane of Category 3 or above making landfall.

 

September 17, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , . Environmentalism, Science. 1 comment.

Serial liar Barack Obama tells cereal maker General Mills to stop advertising the truth about Cheerios

Barack Obama is a serial liar, which I have shown in  Here are 226 examples of Barack Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, etc.

But when a cereal maker tells the truth, Obama tells it to stop telling the truth.

For quite some time, advertisements for the breakfast cereal Cheerios made the true and accurate claim that eating Cheerios lowers a person’s cholesterol.

However, even though this claim is true and accurate, the Obama administration ordered General Mills, the maker of Cheerios, to stop making this claim in its commercials.

August 4, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Food, Health care, Police state, Science. Leave a comment.

Obama tells Africans that contaminated water is a smaller problem than global warming

While speaking in Johannesburg, South Africa, President Obama said that global warming was “the biggest challenge we have environmentally” and that it was worse than “dirty water, dirty air.”

However, according to the World Health Organization, while global warming kills 140,000 people each year, air pollution kills 3 million people per year.

According to UNESCO, each year, contaminated water causes 4 billion cases of diarrhea, 120,000 cases of cholera, 300 million cases of malaria, 12 million cases of typhoid, 6 million cases of trachoma, 200 million cases of schistosomiesis, and more than 1 billion incidents of intestinal parasites.

You know what’s worse than global warming? How about living your entire life without ever having access to a toilet?

The World Health Organization says that dirty water is “the leading cause of disease and death around the world.”

That Obama would downplay these problems shows how scientifically illiterate he is.

That he would do so while giving a speech in Africa, which has the highest rate of water borne illness of any continent, shows how thoughtless and insensitive he is.

July 3, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Environmentalism, Health care, Science. 2 comments.

Here’s a video of a cow eating a live bird

I’m a vegetarian. I view it as a personal choice, and I never tell anyone else what to eat or not eat.

When I see a live bird, I don’t think of it as being food. A dog or a cat does see it as food, which is why they they chase them, kill them, and eat them.

But cows – I always thought cows were vegetarians. And I still think they are. But I guess the label isn’t always 100% accurate.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXhElaGCZVU

June 20, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , . Animals, Food, Science. Leave a comment.

Study links insecticide use to invertebrate die-offs (Well duh!!!)

The Guardian reports

Study links insecticide use to invertebrate die-offs

Dutch research reveals correlation between water polluted with imidacloprid and low numbers of aquatic insects

The world’s most widely used insecticide is devastating dragonflies

Thank goodness that we have studies to give us information on this kind of thing!

May 5, 2013. Tags: , , . Animals, Humor, Science. 1 comment.

Inventor claims his cardboard bicycle is strong, durable, and waterproof, and will cost $20

Reuters reports:
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October 16, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Science, Technology. Leave a comment.

Check out this beautiful orange fireball as a smoker lights up at a gas station!

This is certainly one of the prettier things I’ve seen on YouTube:
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September 20, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Humor, Science. Leave a comment.

Public schools teach math and science much better when the teachers DON’T have a degree in education

This is from the Wall St. Journal:
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September 17, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Education, Math, Science. Leave a comment.

Berkeley public high school considers cancelling its Advanced Placement classes because too many white students are succeeding

Human Events reports:
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August 25, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Education, Racism, Science, War against achievement. 12 comments.

Japan nuclear accident causes mutations in butterflies

ABC News reports:

“Japanese scientists say ‘abnormalities’ detected in the country’s butterflies may be a result of radioactive fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster last year.”

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August 14, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Animals, Humor, Movies, Science. 1 comment.

I don’t know what this reminds me of more – an old prison movie, or a children’s fairy tale

Associated Press reports:

Kangaroo escapes with help of fox and boar

German wildlife zoo staff search for kangaroo after animals from neighbouring woods dig holes under park fences

A kangaroo is on the run in Germany after breaking out of a wildlife park, with a fox and a wild boar as his suspected accomplices.

Michael Hoffmann, assistant head of the Hochwildschutzpark Hunsrück west of Frankfurt, said on Monday the male kangaroo was one of three that escaped overnight on Saturday with the inadvertent help of the menagerie that lives in the local woods.

Hoffmann said the kangaroos got out of their enclosure after a young fox snuck into the park and dug a hole next to the cage’s fencing. Two of the three were then able to escape the park entirely through another hole dug by a wild boar under the exterior fence.

“We’ve got two of them back; now we’re just looking for the third.”

August 14, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , . Animals, Science. Leave a comment.

Scientific study proves that today’s pop music really does suck

It’s not just our imagination – pop music really has been getting worse and worse. And now we have a scientific study that proves it.
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July 29, 2012. Tags: , , , , , . Music, Science, Technology. 21 comments.

The world’s supply of resources is getting bigger, not smaller

According to the laws of physics, the total quantity of mass and energy is fixed. Therefore, we cannot “create” new mass or energy, and we cannot “use up” the mass and energy that we already have.

But there is something else that we can do – we can invent, build, and use technology to increase our standard of living. For example, petroleum was worthless until someone with a brain invented a way to use it, at which point the petroleum became a valuable resource. Likewise, today we take rocks that used to be worthless, and turn them into computer chips that are worth trillions of dollars.
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July 5, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Economics, Environmentalism, Overpopulation, Politics, Science, Technology. 9 comments.

Germany replaces nuclear power with coal power, at insistence of environmentalists

In recent years, the environmental movement in Germany has persuaded the country to shut down one third if its nuclear power generating capacity.

Of that shut down nuclear capacity, more than 80% of it has been replaced with fossil fuels.
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July 5, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Environmentalism, Politics, Science, Technology. 1 comment.

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