Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Women using The Pill, cost taxpayers a Thousand Five Hundred US Dollars per Pill User, per year: In Environmental Impact Costs- Forbes!


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Women using The Pill, cost taxpayers a Thousand Five Hundred US Dollars per Pill User, per year: In Environmental Impact Costs- Forbes!



http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2012/06/03/women-on-contraceptive-pill-should-pay-1500-a-year-more-tax/
Women on Contraceptive Pill Should Pay $1,500 a Year More Tax - Forbes »
I agree that this sounds entirely absurd, that women who take the contraceptive pill should pay £1,000 ($1,500) a year more in tax, but it is the inevitable outcome of the standard logic that the poll...

Monday, November 21, 2011

Ultra-cheap air conditioning sans the electricity: for your house!

Article by Marc Aupiais

-World Tainted Green: Environmental Service of Scripturelink.net-

On Sunday I was in Entabeni conservation wildlife reserve, at Legend golf and safari resort lodge. The temperature was such to create heat stroke, and as I was in the car for two hours, I needed a way to stay cool. It is a myth that you get heat stroke just by being in a vehicle. I put my survival knowledge to use.

Earlier, on my arrival. Air-conditioning off, I was cooler in the car than outside air was. Once, again it got me thinking.

What I did was insulation. I put up that reflective tinfoil on the wind shield, and covered the windows with a cotton jersey, and my wind breaker from Pringle. I then opened all the windows, and created the right amount of space to create a through breeze.

Early man would spend his days in caves. They provide insulation against hot and against cold. Houses used to be built to insulate against weather, at certain angles, in certain ways.

This morning when I woke up I put blankets over my curtains, pulled blinds too. One blanket I attached to the window on the top of one side and closed it, the other was over.

Already, with only my fan on, and even with my window open, and light on: my room is cooler than the rest of the house. The wall of insulation against the outside is doing what my fan alone could not.

Mine is the only bedroom in the house without air conditioning. A simple survival trick I knew to use to spend two hours in desert like temperatures in the Waterberg, has now lead to an experiment.

Blankets keep heat in and out. A few layers of insulation and my 1970's or '80's fan is able to keep me as cool as in winter or spring.

Especially up on the hill where I live.

Perhaps I will have to wait for a sunny day for the full test. It is raining and nearby Johannesburg is on 15 degrees according to the weather on my phone. It is set to reach 25 degrees today. Where I am it is 5 degrees hotter than on road level it should be interesting to test.

If the insulation by curtains isn't enough (my house has brick walls 4 layers about thick), then I will move to put soil in bags above my room in the ceiling, if fire safe or some other method. Either way, what worked in Mpumalanga, ought work here!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Not Carbon Based Global Warming After All- Nasa DATA Study


Article by Marc Aupiais

Forbes reports (And please note, additional research by our service shows they chose to publish it under their online blogs section)
New NASA Data Blow Gaping Hole In Global Warming Alarmism 27 / 28 July 2011
James Taylor
http://news.yahoo.com/nasa-data-blow-gaping-hold-global-warming-alarmism-192334971.html

The study, by the University of Alabama, based on Satellite Data claims that "Global Warming" caused by carbon trapping heat in the atmosphere is so minimal as to be negligible. The research, if noted by Carbon model proponents is sure to be hotly disputed.

As I reported recently, the Daily Mail, reported on a press release by the University of East Anglia, saying that most of the temperature DATA used to correlate with carbon levels in the polar ice, on which global warming claims are based, was destroyed by scientists in the 1980s, British media also reported on great inaccuracies in climate change claims involving the Himalayas, and other regions. The Daily Mail, and other media also recently reported that Earth is set to enter a mini-ice age, due to a temporary lack of Sun Spots (a phenomena discovered by Galileo centuries ago, which then lead to a 2 degrees centigrade reduction in temperatures). Media claiming climate science was in peril include: Daily Mail, the Times and Sunday Times, and the Telegraph in Britain, the first and last still claiming global warming as real.

c.f. January 24, 2010
UN wrongly linked global warming to natural disasters
Sunday Times

November 29, 2009
Climate change data dumped
Jonathan Leake, Environment Editor
"SCIENTISTS at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have admitted throwing away much of the raw temperature data on which their predictions of global warming are based."
Sunday Times

Eminent geophysicist rejects global warming theory, says world on verge of ‘mini ice age’
BY MATTHEW CULLINAN HOFFMAN
LifeSiteNews
Fri Feb 18, 2011 22:48 EST

Blow to ‘global warming’ - Study: many Himalayan glaciers are growing or stable
BY MATTHEW CULLINAN HOFFMAN
LifeSiteNews
Mon Feb 07, 2011 19:48 EST

Climate change not linked to African wars
Quirin Schiermeier
Nature Magazine
Published online 6 September 2010 | Nature | doi:10.1038/news.2010.451

Climate change scandal deepens as BBC expert claims he was sent leaked emails six weeks ago
By CAROL DRIVER
Last updated at 11:36 AM on 26th November 2009
Daily Mail
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1230943/Climate-change-scandal-BBC-expert-sent-cover-emails-month-public.html#ixzz1TQ3X0zHF

John Beddington: chief scientist says climate change sceptics 'should not be dismissed'
The Telegraph; Andrew Hough7:30AM GMT 27 Jan 2010

Ian McEwan says Americans are 'profoundly bored' by climate change
The Telegraph; By Anita Singh, Showbusiness Editor8:00AM BST 17 Jul 2010
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechange/7895747/Ian-McEwan-says-Americans-are-profoundly-bored-by-climate-change.html

The most recent discovery, that the computer models were wrong, would not surprise the  columnists of these papers, which have for years cited the completely inaccurate short and medium term climate forecasts of the British weather servide, since climate change variables were introduced.

The alternate view of climate change is that it is constant and consistent, and more recently caused by soil changes, urbanization and astronomical phenomena such as sun spots etc.

University of Alabama, USA has released the following statement to the Press, July 26th 2011, according to a source cited by the Yahoo News article (Forbes hosted on Yahoo)

"Climate models get energy balance wrong, make too hot forecasts of global warming

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (July 26, 2011) — Data from NASA’s Terra satellite shows that when the climate warms, Earth’s atmosphere is apparently more efficient at releasing energy to space than models used to forecast climate change have been programmed to “believe.”

The result is climate forecasts that are warming substantially faster than the atmosphere, says Dr. Roy Spencer, a principal research scientist in the Earth System Science Center at The University of Alabama in Huntsville.

The previously unexplained differences between model-based forecasts of rapid global warming and meteorological data showing a slower rate of warming have been the source of often contentious debate and controversy for more than two decades.

In research published this week in the journal “Remote Sensing” http://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/3/8/1603/pdf, Spencer and UA Huntsville’s Dr. Danny Braswell compared what a half dozen climate models say the atmosphere should do to satellite data showing what the atmosphere actually did during the 18 months before and after warming events between 2000 and 2011.

“The satellite observations suggest there is much more energy lost to space during and after warming than the climate models show,” Spencer said. “There is a huge discrepancy between the data and the forecasts that is especially big over the oceans.”

Not only does the atmosphere release more energy than previously thought, it starts releasing it earlier in a warming cycle. The models forecast that the climate should continue to absorb solar energy until a warming event peaks. Instead, the satellite data shows the climate system starting to shed energy more than three months before the typical warming event reaches its peak.

“At the peak, satellites show energy being lost while climate models show energy still being gained,” Spencer said.

This is the first time scientists have looked at radiative balances during the months before and after these transient temperature peaks.

Applied to long-term climate change, the research might indicate that the climate is less sensitive to warming due to increased carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere than climate modelers have theorized. A major underpinning of global warming theory is that the slight warming caused by enhanced greenhouse gases should change cloud cover in ways that cause additional warming, which would be a positive feedback cycle.

Instead, the natural ebb and flow of clouds, solar radiation, heat rising from the oceans and a myriad of other factors added to the different time lags in which they impact the atmosphere might make it impossible to isolate or accurately identify which piece of Earth’s changing climate is feedback from manmade greenhouse gases.

“There are simply too many variables to reliably gauge the right number for that,” Spencer said. “The main finding from this research is that there is no solution to the problem of measuring atmospheric feedback, due mostly to our inability to distinguish between radiative forcing and radiative feedback in our observations.”

For this experiment, the UA Huntsville team used surface temperature data gathered by the Hadley Climate Research Unit in Great Britain. The radiant energy data was collected by the Clouds and Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES) instruments aboard NASA’s Terra satellite.

The six climate models were chosen from those used by the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The UA Huntsville team used the three models programmed using the greatest sensitivity to radiative forcing and the three that programmed in the least sensitivity."
July 26 University of Alabama

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The New Old Environmentalism: A Sea-Change in Western Conservatives towards old style Conservationism


(World Tainted Green)

Article by Marc Aupiais

I was amazed to see the article, in a pro-life, conservative, Canadian publication. It didn't front global warming, which given that that conveyor belt of the sea will be replaced by a Southern African heat source if it collapses, really is the correct term again. It just promoted sustainable development, Something we as South Africans always do: traditional environmentalism, which like traditional liberalism (I am a liberal), is only a good thing.

"In fact, this is this sort of common sense revelation that my young pro-life friends seem to be increasingly having. Things like: that the West is producing and consuming non-essential goods at such a breakneck speed that it will inevitably run straight off an environmental and economic cliff if it doesn’t stop, soon; that it is neither healthy nor humane to eat eggs or meat that come from animals that are packed by the thousands into windowless, airless food factories and fed genetically modified grains; that it is a lot more fun and educational to grow your own food, etc.

"What we are witnessing is a new, and, I believe, commendable backlash against two different excesses: that of a radical form of capitalism that views incessant wealth creation as the primary purpose of human life, and that of a radical environmentalism that views humans as little more than a pest to be carefully controlled or even eliminated. 

"Fundamentally I believe this backlash is fueled by one simple, self-evident, but critical fact: that this is the only earth we have, and its resources are necessarily limited. Eco-extremists view this limitedness as a reason to stop humans from reproducing at all, to “save the planet.” Pro-life environmentalists, on the other hand, view this limitedness as a reason to exercise self-restraint and intelligence in the way we consume resources for the sake of future generations - to “save the humans.”"
(LifeSiteNews: Canadian; Independent but pro-life; Pro-life; Pro-family; pro-Subsidiarity)
Article link: 8th June 2011 
 
If only our American pro-life friends would have the same awakening about Eastern slave labour, and debt based economies: whereby those without ability to get debt cheques go through their government to China.  Fact is, social security in the West ought to be replaced by micro-loans. If anything, the aid dumping by Unicef, et al and the way it has wrecked African economies should serve this purpose: to alert America as to what the storm is they are fighting: one of their own making!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

NSPCA / SPCA Treating dogs negligently


Article by Marc Aupiais

Our service has a reliable report of mistreatment of an animal taken for treatment due to a curable disease to the SPCA (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), who were paid to treat it:

" We took our puppy of 3 months to the spca's vet they took the dog in. U aren't allowed to visit the dogs in the isolation ward. We phoned everyday and then on the wednesday they said the dog isn't doing well. We went thru and she said we not allowed I insisted. The dog was full of his own vomit and diarrhea and he was having difficulty breathing. They don't [care]. We took our other dogs to the vet in florida. They clean the cages every time the dog makes a wee. They wash the dogs daily. They force feed the dogs. the standard of care is better."


Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Climate change panel more feels than science- UN review suggests



(World Tainted Green)

Article by Marc Aupiais

For source quotes and analysis see

SACNS Quotes Analysis

Climate (gate) panel needs serious changes- review states the obvious:MONDAY, AUGUST 30, 2010

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which controversially shared the Nobel Prize, with former US Vice President Al Gore, has been slapped with an UN requested review. Al Gore whose climate change documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" has since been found to hold faulty science, such as in the Hockey Stick Graph, has also recently come under heavy scrutiny, causing two major sources of press releases and information on Climate Change theories to have been called into question. An in-house United Nations (UN) review of practices of the IPCC, has called for clear procedures, shorter terms, a formal structure, more scientific methods, and other procedural and structural changes. It especially asked for strict procedures on conflicts of interest.

Scholarly concerns about vagueness of guidelines on source materials were also cited.

Investigations by the British press, have found that the IPCC:


  • - has cited an unpublished study to claim that natural disasters were caused by alleged climate change, the study changed its finding before being published, under peer review.
  • - cited an article on deforestation, to claim that climate change would affect forest growth, when the paper dealt clearly with direct deforestation and not the affect of climate on trees.
  • - Quoted a press release by the WWF (World Wildlife Fund), an environmental special interests promotion group, as a source.
  • - Quoted a hiking magazine on glaciers.
  • - Referenced a local Indian magazine, which quoted a scientist as saying that the glaciers of the Himalayas which support one billion people, would disappear by the year 2035:
    • -- an incorrect statistic, but reportedly correctly attributed to the scientist,
    • --however, the IPCC, attributed the article to American magazine New Scientist, instead of local Indian press.
      • ---The given scientist seemingly has an interesting monetary relationship to the climate change enriched IPCC chair Rajendra Pachauri.
  • - Admitted in response to them that the Himalayas glaciers will not disappear by 2035, according to scientists, the Himalayas ice won't even disappear by 2350.

While the University of East Anglia, at the centre of what media labelled Climate Gate for lack of imagination:


  • - has admitted, in response to an Access to Information request that its temperature data, which through years of study is said to show an increase in global temperatures, does not exist: rather, the original data was tossed years ago when the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) moved building decades ago. The data from around the world, was homogenized: adapted due to how it was collected, in accordance with the bias of those homogenizing it.

    • --Thus, the greatest body of proof of rising temperatures, correlating with carbon levels in ice caps, cannot be verified by independent review.
  • - has come under fire, along with global scientists connected with the IPCC, for emails, which the Daily Mail alleges were likely hacked by Chinese government hackers, which reportedly show conspiracy to skew the peer review process, and prevent any scientific scepticism from being published.

One estimate has about 75% of scientific papers supporting the theory that climate change is majority caused by greenhouse gas emissions, while about 25% cite other possible alternative causes.

Some sceptics cite the theory of natural causes, relying on historic records, to claim that during the Middle ages, Europe was much hotter than today. Others link rises in temperature to the sun. When Galileo Galilei, first spotted "sun spots", this was followed by a period when there were none for years, and by a reduction in global temperature by about 2 percent, causing some to fear that astronomical or solar events may be partially responsible for claimed rises in temperatures. Other sceptics have pointed to a lack in rises in temperatures over recent years.

Sceptics, in comparison to deniers, are scientific in nature, these are mostly the sort who would prefer additional research be done both into the claims of a strong Greenhouse Effect, and into alternative theories, to strengthen or show false the currently weakened case that certain gases have a greenhouse effect on a planetary scale.


Another possible cause cited is urbanization, which upsets natural soil environments, which have different claimed effects on local temperatures, as well as the effect of concrete and steel and glass on temperatures. While the effects on carbon dioxide in the lab on a small scale are indisputable, it is still not confirmed what effect slight additions to the carbon dioxide on the global scale have.

It is this bundle of questions, which have caused politicians to shy away from any drastic action on climate change, accompanied with the secretiveness and political language of the climate change movement. The politicization of climate change, as a platform for the far left, including those supporting reductions in human population, and those advocating taxes on rich nations to support poorer nations, has also given those who choose not to act further ammunition.

Projects such as one by the European Union, seemingly to study global temperatures and ice bodies, and other more modern projects, may start to rebuild the case for anthropological climate change theory. However, the damage done by the IPCC, and by individuals such as Al Gore, is very serious. Links between the head of the IPCC, which really is an informal committee set up to aid climate treaties; and his massive consulting business ventures have also not helped. That Al Gore, whose Inconvenient Truth movie was widely publicized by enviromentalists, inconvenient: was his movie's incorrect portrayal of climate data, has also been substantially enriched by his views.

While climate change research has been pushed back to its infancy by revelations of lost data, and of politicization, if the new UN recommendations are implemented, and implicated scientists replaced, much can be done to encourage action on possible climate ramifications.

The UN review, which focussed on procedure not function, according to French Government service AFP, called the IPCC largely successful.







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