Thursday, April 27, 2006

The twentieth century was the wettest period in northern Pakistan over the past millennium : Nature

The twentieth century was the wettest period in northern Pakistan over the past millennium : Nature

Saturday, April 22, 2006

San Diego CityBEAT - American patriot

Iraq War critic Scott Ritter takes aim at Bush, Clinton, the CIA, Cindy Sheehan—and you

Free Press : Just Say It's Sunny

Why is global warming a forbidden subject for TV weather reporters? "As for including climate change and human influences on weather, Schneider was told: 'Our chief meteorologist doesn’t believe in that. I said, He doesn’t know what he’s talking about. That was the end of the interview.'" Submitted on April 19, 2006 6:27 p.m. by StephenDownes. [In the Ether] [Add New Post]

Friday, April 21, 2006 -- NASA Satellite Duo Set for Cloud-Watching Mission

“In many ways, clouds and aerosols…affect and in some way even control climate, weather climate, the air we breathe and the water we drink,”

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Museum Highlights Arctic Climate Change

The Associated Press
Tuesday, April 11, 2006; 7:17 PM

WASHINGTON -- It's becoming harder to find the right snow to build an igloo, and melting permafrost is turning land into mud. With climate change the nature of the Arctic is changing, too, in ways that worry the people who live there.

The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History opens a pair of exhibits on Saturday: "Arctic: A Friend Acting Strangely," and "Atmosphere: Change is in the Air," discussing what is happening to the climate and how it affects people living in the planet's northernmost areas.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

US Media Censors Uranium Weapons Stories - OK Indymedia

US Media Censors Uranium Weapons Stories - OK Indymedia

Alternative News - Chain - An Environmental 9/11

Forget about Avian (bird) flu. The threat of it becoming a pandemic is more a political scare tactic and potential bonanza for drug company profits and its major shareholders' net worth (including Gilead Sciences, the developer of the Tamiflu drug and its former Chairman and major shareholder Donald Rumsfeld) than a likely public health crisis - unless you live around infected chickens or take an unproven safe immunization shot. There are much more other likely killer bacterial and viral threats than Avian that get little attention. Don't worry about possible or unlikely threats. Worry about real ones. Bacteria and viruses untreatable by anti-biotics are good examples. So is global warming and many others. But, there's possibly one threat that tops all others both in gravity and because it's been deliberately concealed from the public - never discussed, explained or had any action taken to remediate it. It's the global threat from the toxic effects of depleted uranium (DU), and like global warming, DU has the potential to destroy all planetary life. How can something so potentially destructive be hidden and ignored and why?

Sunday, April 09, 2006

LE REVUE GAUCHE - Left Analysis And Comment: CIA Front Companies Exposed

Here are the CIA front companies used for 'rendition', that is the illegal capture, transportation and torture of individuals, in violation of national and international law. This is SOP for the CIA since they invaded Guatemala for the United Fruit Company fifty years ago.

Rendering is also a term used in the livestock business for herding animals together in preparation for them to be slaughtered in Rendering Houses, abatoirs, slaughter houses, meat packing plants.

Every time there is some military operation the CIA black ops comes up with an 'Air America' front which inevitably ends up engaged in side operations such as drug (opium/heroin/cocaine) and arms smuggling.

The Contras, Cocaine, and Covert Operations

Which of course is how the CIA pays for its off the books operations which is what Rendition is.

CIA Hawking Heroin in Baghdad?

LE REVUE GAUCHE - Left Analysis And Comment: The Privatization of Torture

The War in Iraq has been called the new face of war in the 21st Century by no less than President Bush.

And what is this new war? It is war by private armies the so called 'contractors', private companies like Halliburton, and now the contracting out and privatization of torture.

Of course when the Market State privatizes war completely we will be in the era of decadence that saw the fall of all great Empires that relied upon mercenary armies, from Carthage to Rome.

AI accuses CIA of using private planes for rendition flights

In a report issued on Wednesday, Amnesty exposed what it described as a covert operation involving front companies and private aircraft operators to preserve the secrecy of so-called rendition flights.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

The New Yorker: Fact - THE IRAN PLANS

Would President Bush go to war to stop Tehran from getting the bomb?
Issue of 2006-04-17
Posted 2006-04-10

The Bush Administration, while publicly advocating diplomacy in order to stop Iran from pursuing a nuclear weapon, has increased clandestine activities inside Iran and intensified planning for a possible major air attack. Current and former American military and intelligence officials said that Air Force planning groups are drawing up lists of targets, and teams of American combat troops have been ordered into Iran, under cover, to collect targeting data and to establish contact with anti-government ethnic-minority groups. The officials say that President Bush is determined to deny the Iranian regime the opportunity to begin a pilot program, planned for this spring, to enrich uranium.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006


Global warming has sparked a new buzz phrase – season creep.

A new survey of scientific studies from across the Northern Hemisphere documents the phenomenon.

Among the findings:

- Lilacs and honeysuckle bloom six to 10 days earlier than they did a few decades ago.

- Canada geese and robins arrive earlier in the spring.
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- Tree swallows lay their eggs nine days early.

- Plankton blooms occur earlier, disrupting the marine food chain.

The report attributes the change to the burning of fossil fuels – which puts carbon dioxide and other so-called greenhouse gases into the atmosphere – cranking up the earth’s thermostat.

Judges notice impact of climate change on wine quality

he quality of wines world-wide is being affected by climate change and critics and judges are already noticing the changes.

That is the consensus from a world conference on climate change and wine in Europe.

An Australian speaker at the conference, Dr Richard Smart, says industry leaders are already planning for big shifts in varieties grown in established wine regions.

"You've got a situation where a region that's developed a reputation, let's say Coonawarra, over a hundred years or so, or some of the European regions over many hundred years, will potentially lose that reputation," he said.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

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