Sunday, February 24, 2008

Recent notable headlines

AFP: First snow for 100 years falls on Baghdad:

BAGHDAD (AFP) — Light snow fell in Baghdad early on Friday in what weather officials said was the first time in about a 100 years.

Rare snowfalls were also recorded in the west and centre of Iraq, plunging temperatures to zero degrees Centigrade (32 degrees Fahrenheit) and even colder, an official said.

The snow in Baghdad, which melted as it hit the ground, began falling before dawn and continued until after 9 am, residents said.

And as Newsbusters' writer Noel Sheppard correctly reports, the mainstream US media is ignoring these harsh winter stories; they just don't fit the global warming template.

RIA Novosti - World - Saudi Arabia covered with snow in coldest winter for 20 years:

ABU DHABI, January 11 (RIA Novosti) - Northern parts of Saudi Arabia are covered with snow with schools, mosques and administrative bodies paralyzed, local media reported Friday.

The oil-rich kingdom is being hit with subzero temperatures and snow storms with freezing winds of up to 50 km/h (30mp/h). Some regions have been experiencing problems with water supplies as pipes have frozen, and livestock has died from the cold.

The Saudi Gazette reported late in December that the winter was expected to last 89 days, with temperatures reaching below zero. National media said the winter is the coldest in the country for 20 years.

Meanwhile, the traditional western media keeps up the drumbeat that fits their template. There's a problem with the story below; they say "scientists" as if all scientists on earth agree, which is far from the case.

Baby Mammoth Could Shed Light on Warming:
Permafrost — earth that remains frozen year-round — lies under much of Siberia but scientists fear that global warming will cause it to melt and could accelerate climate change by releasing large amounts of warming carbon dioxide gases into the atmosphere.
Of course, some in the media obviously realize the jig is up; the public isn't buying into the hysteria, so they have to make some allowances. Now warming is caused by nature...and man. BTW, it's the sun, stupid; the planets have warmed too, idiots.

ABC News: Nature and Man Jointly Cook Arctic:
There's more to the recent dramatic and alarming thawing of the Arctic region than can be explained by man-made global warming alone, a new study found. Nature is pushing the Arctic to the edge, too.
And as I've said before, there is no good solution. Every solution we can devise to replace fossil fuels is unacceptable to the media and environmentalists.
100-dollar crude is good and bad news for environment:
AFP, 3 January 2008 - Surging oil prices are a mixed blessing for the environment, experts say. Clean renewable energy and recycling are getting a major boost from 100-dollar-a-barrel crude -- but so are coal, a massive contributor to global warming, and nuclear power, which remains shadowed by safety concerns.

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