Saturday, September 21, 2013


Green party’s proposed mandatory ‘veggie day’ causes ‘sh*tstorm’ in German elections — Are you listening Michelle O.? |
In what could be a cautionary tale for First Lady Michelle Obama’s efforts to tweak Americans’ diets, Germans look set to punish the Green Party for urging that public cafeterias go meat-free on a designated “Veggie Day” each week in order to help the environment and reduce cruelty to animals. Borrowing from colorfully from English, German newspaper Bild described public reaction to the idea as a “shitstorm.”
Farmers taking a lot of crop - Winnipeg Free Press
Prairie farmers are harvesting their biggest ever crop and yields are higher than many local grain growers can recall.

This year's harvest is so large some farmers -- and at least one local elevator company -- have had to dump grain on the ground because their bins are bursting. Others are tucking grain inside sheds not normally used for crop storage.

Grain growers and agricultural experts interviewed Friday used terms such as "fantastic," "incredible," "phenomenal," "exceptional," and "best crop in a lifetime" to describe the size of this year's harvest.
THE HOCKEY SCHTICK: New paper attempts to explain why global warming caused cooling of the sub-Arctic during the 20th century
A paper published today in Theoretical and Applied Climatology notes, "the subarctic Atlantic sea surface temperature (SST) has been cooling during the twentieth century." The authors investigate this perplexing observation with climate model "experiments." [Note climate science is the only field that considers computer programming tweaks to be scientific "experiments"]
THE HOCKEY SCHTICK: New paper finds another amplification mechanism by which the Sun controls climate
A paper published today in Advances in Space Research finds small changes in solar wind speed may affect both the North Atlantic Oscillation [NAO] and the Arctic Oscillation [AO] on both short-term [day-to-day] and long-term [inter-annual] timescales. Both the NAO and AO in turn have major effects upon global climate.

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