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Someone let Al Gore know the South Pole isn’t melting. Antarctic sea ice coverage reached record levels for April, hitting 3.5 million square miles — the largest on record.
It was a cold summer down in Antarctica, with sea ice coverage growing about 43,500 square miles a day, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSDC). April 2014 beats the previous sea-ice coverage record from April 2008 by a whopping 124,000 square miles.
But even with autumn in full swing in the South Pole, “record levels continue to be set in early May,” reports the NSDC. Sea ice levels have been “significantly above” satellite data averages for 16 consecutive months.
Global cooling rather than global warming or “climate change” doomed ancient societies, despite the New York Times’ latest efforts to invent a new global warming alarm. The Timespublished an article Tuesday claiming “climate change” doomed ancient societies to famine and collapse, but those societies thrived while temperatures were significantly warmer than today. It was only when temperatures cooled that shorter growing seasons and less favorable climate conditions doomed crop production and the food supplies of ancient civilizations.
Ten years ago, the Pentagon paid for a climate study that put forth many scary scenarios.
Consultants told the military that, by now, California would be flooded by inland seas, The Hague would be unlivable, polar ice would be mostly gone in summer, and global temperatures would rise at an accelerated rate as high as 0.5 degrees a year.
Yet the 2003 report, “An Abrupt Climate Change Scenario and Its Implications for United States National Security,” is credited with kick-starting the movement that, to this day and perhaps with more vigor than ever, links climate change to national security.
CORALVILLE COURIER EDITOR'S NOTE: Barack Obama just WANTS to ruin this country.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by nearly a third over the next 15 years. But the plan moves the deadline for state compliance until after President Barack Obama leaves office in early 2017.
The 645-page rule, expected to be finalized next year, is a centerpiece of Obama's plans to tackle climate change and aims to give the United States more leverage to prod other countries to act when negotiations on a new international treaty resume next year. Under the plan, carbon emissions would be reduced 30 percent by 2030, compared to 2005 levels, putting in motion one of the most significant actions ever on global warming.
It won't be enough unless the rest of the world follows.
Trimming carbon emissions from U.S. power plants by 25 percent in coming decades, as Obama is said to be proposing, would be more than overwhelmed by increases in China and India where coal-fired power plants are springing up and new cars are rolling out of showrooms.
On an annual basis ending in March, there has been no change in the contiguous U.S. temperature since 1986 (actually, probably since 1985, but we'll give the alarmists the benefit on this). You get the same result on a calendar-year basis. That's right: there has been no change in annual temperatures for the United States since Bon Jovi had a number-one hit with "You Give Love a Bad Name," the Bangles were telling us to "Walk Like an Egyptian," Madonna was asking her papa not to preach, and Robert Palmer was "Addicted to Love."
The Environmental Protection Agency added four new trends to its growing list of indicators this year that signal climate change is happening now.
“These indicators make it clear that climate change is a serious problem and is happening now here in the U.S. and around the world,” said Janet McCabe, acting assistant administrator for the EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation. “Everything we do to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for the changes that are already underway will help us safeguard our children’s future.”
The opening of City Park Pool, which typically occurs on Memorial Day weekend, has been delayed this year until June 7, due to the unseasonably cold temperatures last winter and continued cool temperatures this spring. According to Aquatics Supervisor Matthew Eckhardt, the lower-than-normal temps have slowed down the annual pool preparation, which is extensive for an aquatics facility of this age. Located at 200 Park Road, City Park Pool was opened in 1949 and is the City's only outdoor swimming facility.
When the pool does officially open for the season next month, patrons will be able to enjoy substantial improvements that were completed as part of a renovation project over the winter and spring, including:
WADING POOL: The wading pool was replaced with an alternative water feature to become ADA compliant and to meet the needs of the toddler age group.
POOL FENCE: The exterior fence line was expanded to accommodate a larger sunbathing area and help reduce crowding on the pool deck.
PICNIC TABLES: A new picnic table area was added to provide a comfortable place for patrons to enjoy refreshments while in close proximity to the pool.
The project did not feature any changes to the current swimming pool.
The City's two splash pads, located at Wetherby Park at 2400 Taylor Drive and Fairmeadows Park, located at 2500 Miami Drive, will open on Saturday, May 24.
For additional information about the City's pools, including admission costs, swim passes and punch cards, see the Activity Guide posted at www.icgov.org/pr. For other questions, contact Matthew Eckhardt at 319/887-6117 or email@example.com.
In a 1062 page report published by the Heartland Institute, and signed by Craig D. Idso, founder and chairman for its study of carbon dioxide and global change, a major refutation of the Obama Administration-supported “climate control” is roundly developed.
Idso challenges “environmental extremists” by charging that there is no scientific consensus on the human role in climate change. Joseph Bast, Heartland’s President, further supports Idso’s position by charging that not only is future warming “likely to produce more benefits than costs,” but that the “crisis hysteria” propounded by advocates of aggressive policies to restrain climate change have caused implementation of unnecessary and exceedingly expensive policies generated at the height of the ongoing “global warming scare.”