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Escape Finding Oneself in the Ranks of the Insane!

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) writes | about 7 years ago

User Journal 5

Before Gore

D.C. resident John Lockwood was conducting research at the Library of Congress and came across an intriguing Page 2 headline in the Nov. 2, 1922 edition of The Washington Post: "Arctic Ocean Getting Warm; Seals Vanish and Icebergs Melt."

Before Gore

D.C. resident John Lockwood was conducting research at the Library of Congress and came across an intriguing Page 2 headline in the Nov. 2, 1922 edition of The Washington Post: "Arctic Ocean Getting Warm; Seals Vanish and Icebergs Melt."

The 1922 article, obtained by Inside the Beltway, goes on to mention "great masses of ice have now been replaced by moraines of earth and stones," and "at many points well-known glaciers have entirely disappeared."

"This was one of several such articles I have found at the Library of Congress for the 1920s and 1930s," says Mr. Lockwood. "I had read of the just-released NASA estimates, that four of the 10 hottest years in the U.S. were actually in the 1930s, with 1934 the hottest of all."

Worth pondering

Reacting yesterday to word that certain European governments and officials are suddenly trying to abandon their costly "global warming" policies, Royal Astronomical Society fellow Benny Peiser, of the science faculty at Liverpool John Moores University in Great Britain, recalls the teachings of Marcus Aurelius: "The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane."

Darker dome

The Architect of the Capitol estimates that by having installed energy-efficient comfort-control systems and lighting, including occupancy sensors that automatically turn off lights when they are not needed, they are saving American taxpayers more than $2.2 million per year.

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The real problem ... (1)

tomhudson (43916) | about 7 years ago | (#20286477)

... is that it turns out that humans have impacted the environment for 8,000 years. Turns out that we avoided an ice age because of increased agriculture, at a time when the total human population was next to nothing. There are various climactic cyclical effects, caused by long-term variations in solar output, precession of the axis of the earth's rotation, etc. We've imposed our "signal" atop them - either masking them entirely, biasing them towards the warm side, or making them worse (the dirty 30's is another example).

The next "dirty 30's cycle" (though it may be more towards the '40s, or could start as early as 2020) is going to be a lot worse, because again, we've ratcheted up the inputs.

Four of the hottest 10 years in the US (1)

benhocking (724439) | about 7 years ago | (#20286985)

Just to be clear, NASA has always claimed that 4 of the hottest 10 years in the US were in the 1930's (during the dust bowl). It just so happens that all of the 10 hottest years in the world, however, have happened since 1990.

Re:Four of the hottest 10 years in the US (3, Insightful)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | about 7 years ago | (#20287887)

As measured in an asphalt parking lot.

But not if you know too much (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 7 years ago | (#20289093)

Then there was the curious news this March of Rear Admiral Brian George Brannman, Director of the Navy Medical Service Corps, S.D. When he calmly informed a female flight attendant on his flight back from a New Orleans medical convention that he was "feeling unwell" and "it is possible it could be a sma11p0x infection", the authorities at Charlotte Douglas Int. Airport called in Homeland Security who in turn brought in the FBI, and all 113 passengers were kept on the plane for hours, except for Rear Admiral Brannman who was frogmarched off the plane by a hazmat team. In spite of the pilot asking the bunny suited guys if they'd arrange disinfection, nobody bothered to disinfect the cup that Rear Adm. Brannman had been drinking from during the flight, or the plane, or any of the passengers or staff who had been near Rear Adm. Brannman. Sma11p0x is both highly contagious and highly infectious. The story was initially reported as just a "drunk man" causing a "disturbance" on a plane. What is not being reported, is the fact that Rear Adm. Brannman is a biowarfare expert who has worked on "sma11p0x derived agents" and "multi focal urban release scenarios". His wife and parents were told the next day by his commanding officer that he had gone "insane" (very suddenly, without early warning signs or symptoms, and after 28 years exemplary military service and 17 service medals, and despite his conversations on the plane being "calm and lucid" according to at least two witnesses) and was being "treated", but they could not see him until the "treatment" was completed (what kind of "treatment" is that??). The Navy's explanation adds up to baloney.
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