Citizens… Time To Tighten Your Belts

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14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, 29 December 2016 – My generation knows no good news. We grew up with the grey subsidies of the rationed market, we reached puberty amid the rigors of the Spec…

Origen: Citizens… Time To Tighten Your Belts

BREAKING: Fidel Incredibly Old

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UPDATE: Fidel Castro has died, aged considerably, in Havana. Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, the 17th President of Cuba, has lost his battle with thermodynamics. In an increasingly divided world, Fidel…

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Fariñas en FAES: régimen castrista se siente legitimado por EEUU

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El disidente cubano Guillermo Fariñas ha hablado para la Fundación FAES días antes de viajar a Bruselas como parte de la delegación del Observatorio Cubano de Derechos Humanos. Premio Sajarov para …

Origen: Fariñas en FAES: régimen castrista se siente legitimado por EEUU

Scholarships, Fears And Attractions

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14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, 27 September 2016 – The woman approaches without fear or hesitation. “How can my son apply for one of the scholarships mentioned on television?” she asks me a…

Origen: Scholarships, Fears And Attractions

NASA Successfully Eliminates the 1998 El Nino

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From “not a lot of people know that” about NASA’s world temperature anomaly estimate.

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

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http://climatechangedispatch.com/nasa-successfully-eliminates-the-1998-el-nino/

From Climate Change Dispatch:

Has anyone looked at the recent National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Institute for Space Studies (NASA GISS) Surface Temperature Analysis? A chart of it was used in a recent Australian Broadcasting Company debate on global warming to make the case that surface temperatures have risen continuously during the past 20 years.

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http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/graphs/

There’s a pretty blatant problem with the NASA chart, however. And it’s a fault that anyone with even a cursory knowledge of climate studies would recognize.

The NASA GISS analysis essentially eliminates the 1998 El Niño. Instead of the ’98 El Niño towering above neighboring years, thanks to its massive release of stored Pacific Ocean heat content, 1998 is simply depicted as one rung on an ever-climbing temperature ladder. And then, suddenly, there’s 2016, with an El Niño that explodes far above all of the preceding years.

If…

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Recipe For Forgetting Fidel Castro

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14ymedio, Generation Y, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 13 August 2016 – Turn on the radio and the announcer reads a brief headline: “Fidel Castro, The Great Builder.” The man goes on to explain that the mo…

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X-Weathermen are Back!

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Excellent outline of extreme weather event attribution “science”

Science Matters

The media is again awash with claims of “human footprints” in extreme weather events, with headlines like these:

“Global warming is making hot days hotter, rainfall and flooding heavier, hurricanes stronger and droughts more severe.”

“Global climate change is making weather worse over time”

“Climate change link to extreme weather easier to gauge”– U.S. Report

“Heat Waves, Droughts and Heavy Rain Have Clear Links to Climate Change, Says National Academies”

That last one refers to a paper just released by the National Academy of Sciences Press: Attribution of Extreme Weather Events in the Context of Climate Change (2016)

And as usual, the headline claims are unsupported by the actual text. From the NAS report (here):

Attribution studies of individual events should not be used to draw general conclusions about the impact of climate change on extreme events as a whole. Events that have been selected for attribution studies to date…

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