Wednesday, October 16, 2013


Mark Steyn: Sticks and stones | National Post
In fact, Dr. Mann is not a “Nobel prize recipient.” But, as Donna LaFramboise recently pointed out in these pages, he has spent many years passing himself off as one. The nearest he got to a Nobel was as one of several thousand contributors to one of various reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which in 2007 shared a Nobel Peace Prize. So Dr. Mann is a Nobel laureate in the same sense that my mother is: She’s Belgian, and Belgium is in the European Union, and the European Union was collectively awarded the Nobel Peace Prize last year. My mum does not claim to be a Nobel prize winner, but Dr. Mann did, on an industrial scale, including in his publicist’s bio, his book jackets and his website — until, in the wake of his false complaint, the Nobel Institute in Oslo declared that he was not a Nobel laureate at all. In that sense, Dr. Mann is, indeed, a fraud...
How Achy Joints Predict the Weather -
Cold weather seems to raise the risk of stroke, heart attacks and sudden cardiac death, some research shows. Heart-attack risk rose 7% for every 10 degrees Celsius (18 degrees Fahrenheit) drop in temperature, according to a study of nearly 16,000 patients in Belgium, presented at the European Society of Cardiology last month.
Changing rainfall patterns spells catastrophe for Christmas crabs
As temperatures rise across the planet, the previously reliable cycle of the wet and dry seasons in the tropics is shifting. For the red crab, whose mating patterns hinge on the timing and the amount of rainfall, this could prove catastrophic.
The Reference Frame: Insolent Czechia plans to double reliance on coal
In July 2013, the Czech government finally approved the complete end for subsidies for all "renewable energy" projects after the end of 2013.

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