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Steve Knight

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  1. 1) they're talking about solar MAGNETIC fields. Which don't affect light and heat properties. 2) Maunder Minimum had little to no effect on global temperatures on the planet - that was volcanic dusts 3) A "curve fitting exercise" similar to, and using same cherry-picked data used in their 2011 paper was laughed out of review, as this bad reporting is being laughed at by real experts. 4) Said 2011 paper was [self-?]published in "what may be the world's strangest collection of academic journals." Not a peer-reviewed, recognised journal. 5) They started with a conclusion, and ignored researching
  2. Yeah. No. Repost of an old, wrong article is still wrong. http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2015/07/14/global_cooling_no_were_not_headed_for_a_mini_ice_age.html
  3. In places where neonicotinoid pesticides have been banned, such as France and Italy, there's no evidence that honeybee populations have rebounded. February 2014, the government of Australia, where neonics are used extensively, reaffirmed that "honeybee populations are not in decline despite the increased use of neonicotinoids in agriculture and horticulture since the mid-1990s." Its central finding was just the opposite of what many in the media have reported: The APVMA (Australian equivalent of the EPA) concluded, "[T]he introduction of the neonicotinoids has led to an overall reduction in t
  4. meanwhile, 150+ years of data says there is no pause at all, and temperatures are increasing. http://www.forbes.com/sites/petergleick/2012/02/05/global-warming-has-stopped-how-to-fool-people-using-cherry-picked-climate-data/
  5. And this is a conspiracy, how? Many politicians, especially Cabinet-Rank ones, end up on the Speech circuit after leaving office. The American Wrong-Wing are just pissed a mere woman is making far more at it than their guys. Not to mention, which I now will, their ex-leader now can't leave the US publicly because he faces arrest and indictment for war crimes, and crimes against humanity in MANY countries. Karma's an excellent judge of character. Or lack thereof. EDIT: So much for their vaunted "FREE MARKET!!", wot?
  6. Anthony "I was a TV weatherman" Watts? Yeah. come back when you're serious, lad. Watts' sole contribution to climate change was proving himself half-right, mostly wrong on weather-data collection. He thought the positioning of sensors was exaggerating in favour of climate change. He was right that the sensors were reporting bad data, because of positioning, but they were proven to be UNDER-reporting the conditions. Thanks, Anthony!! LOL And that's not to mention, which I now will, his VERY close relationship to proven liars like Dr Willie Soon, who takes fossil fuel monies, and promises t
  7. Yeah, hilariously biased and wrong. Debunked in 2011, and every time he trots it out with an "updated!!" http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2011/07/29/no-new-data-does-not-blow-a-gaping-hole-in-global-warming-alarmism/#.VWOAwJC6LI8
  8. http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2015/02/10/global_warming_adjusting_temperature_measurements.html
  9. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-32399907 Bees 'get a buzz' from pesticides By Helen Briggs BBC Environment Correspondent 23 April 2015 From the section Science & Environment Bees prefer food containing neonicotinoid pesticides, research suggests. They may "get a buzz" from the nicotine-like chemicals in the same way smokers crave cigarettes, according to scientists at Newcastle University. The experiments raise the question of whether bees can be exposed to harmful doses of pesticides because they are attracted to the chemicals. Another study found neonicotinoids h
  10. Pardon my Vietnamese, but : Ngo. Phuking. Huế. Where did you dig up that utter religious claptrap from? I believe in Neanderthals because I fear something from a delusion I don't believe in? Have you heard yourself? I'd ask you to prove it, but I don't think you can even begin to grasp the concept, let alone provide a sane response. I'll just keep metaphorically laughing my 'nads off at you.
  11. This from a guy who admitted on this very forum that he always argues from fallacy?? LOL!
  12. well, to be factual, many Russian officials and RT ex-staff have publicly gone on record that RT is little more than Putin's Propaganda arm. Here in the UK, OffCom (QANGO regulating media services) have either threatened or levied, [can't remember which, and CBA looking it up, really] sanctions against RT for breaching impartiality laws. I guess the 'MURKA!!ns don't like the competition against FauxNoise
  13. So, you admit you're arguing from a fallacious viewpoint, using fear and unsubstantiated hear-say, and should be ignored. Right, noted for future. Thanks!
  14. Dude? Did you actually read this, or just the headline? Because, it's looking more like the latter than the former. Headline is very misleading. They're using a very, very, VERY small amount of mitochondrial DNA from a 3rd person. It amounts to something like 0.0000015% of a person's total genome. Mitochondria are, if you ever took basic biology, teeny tiny little parasites that invaded cells very early in evolution, and in return for sustenance from the host, provide a massive, relatively, amount of energy for the host. (cellular level, remember, not macroscopic). *EDIT*: As an afterthough
  15. Uhhh? Back To The Future hoverboards? Because that story WAS reported - there's been slow progress, but progress all the same,
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