Friday, February 01, 2013

Virus study may signal trouble for animal populations facing climate change
Jan. 31, 2013 — Aside from rising sea levels, many climate change models predict that in the future, the planet's temperature and weather will become increasingly erratic with wild, unpredictable storms and fluctuating conditions.
The same ancestor virus was then used to create 20 separate populations, and researchers divided the 20 populations into four test groups: One batch of the virus was kept at a consistent temperature of 84.2 degrees Fahrenheit, considered the 'low' temperature; the second was exposed to a 'high' temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, the third group was exposed to the high and low temperatures in a predictable pattern of alternating days; and the fourth group was exposed to a random pattern of temperatures that ranged from 84.2 degrees to 98.6.  [Why were these temperatures chosen, and why is 84.2 F. considered "low"?]
EU chief Barroso eyes 40% emissions reductions target | RTCC - Responding to Climate Change
WWF-UK climate policy expert Kat Watts told RTCC a 40% target would be consistent with the EU’s 2050 Energy Roadmap, but expressed frustration that the Commission had not come up with a pathway consistent with that higher level of ambition.
The EU seems to have forgotten that the Council agreed to reduce emissions by -80 – 95%...]
Kerry a climate change fanatic
"He actually goes around saying, 'Can you name a single, peer-reviewed study that challenges man-made global warming?' Yeah, we can name hundreds of them. That's all we do," Morano responds.

"If you break it all down, most of these studies don't look at whether CO2 impacts climate. They're on A-to-Z issues, everything from polar bears to sea level rise to global temperature to floods, droughts, hurricanes, tornadoes -- and on almost every single measure I just mentioned, Kerry's predictions are failing"

One of the arguments against Morano's group and other so-called skeptical organizations is that they are funded by "Big Oil," but Morano denies that charge.

"First of all, our budget is something like 17 or 18 times smaller than the Sierra Club's. Second of all, we're not getting anything from Exxon Mobil, we're not getting anything from Chevron. We're mostly surviving on individual donations and foundations. Look at (a) how much industry has given to environmental groups and (b) how much environmental groups have from governments [and] foundations."

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