"Hide the decline" refers to the decline in the Briffa MXD temperature reconstruction in the last half of the 20th century, a decline that called into question the validity of the tree ring reconstructions. (I'm going to analyze the letters on another occasion.) In the IPCC Third and Fourth Assessment Reports, IPCC "hid the decline" by simply deleting the post-1960 values of the troublesome Briffa reconstruction - an artifice that Gavin Schmidt characterizes as an “a good way to deal with a problem" and tells us that there is "nothing problematic" about such an artifice. Clima Depot: UK SCIENTIST: 'CASE FOR CLIMATE FEARS IS BLOWN TO SMITHEREENS...WHOLE THEORY SHOULD BE DESTROYED AND DISCARDED AND UN CONFERENCE SHOULD BE CLOSED': “The world is cooling and has been cooling for 7 years and the leading scientists, so-called 'scientists' have been trying to hide that evidence,” Corbyn said in reference to hacked emails showing top UN IPCC scientists apparently conspiring to manipulate temperature data and exclude scientific studies from peer-review that they did not agree with. “We should end this anti-scientific nonsense now,” Corbyn said. “The data, real data, over the last one thousand, ten thousand or million years, shows THERE IS NO RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CARBON DIOXIDE AND WORLD TEMPERATURES OR CLIMATE EXTREMES.."
Malalai Joya has authored a book about her life titled “A Woman Among Warlords”. She elaborated that in this book she has strongly disagreed with the presence of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan and has called Afghanistan ‘an invaded country’. She says, “We have a proud history that never accepts invasion. I strongly believe that the oppressed people of my nation will stand hard against invasions in the future as well and will teach the occupiers like Americans and NATO a very good lesson like they had done to the English and the Russians”.
Iran has gained $5 billion through its policy of shifting away from the U.S. currency in favors of the euro, state television reported on Monday, citing Central Bank Governor Mahmoud Bahmani. Since 2007, Iran has received 85 percent of its oil income in currencies other than the U.S. dollar, Iran's English-language Press TV reported on its web site.
When Texas reopens its execution chamber after a Thanksgiving break, the first man set to die may be mentally retarded. A 2002 Supreme Court ruling bans the execution of mentally retarded prisoners. But after years of being represented by a discredited attorney who ruined any chance for an appeal based on his disabilities, the fate of Bobby Wayne Woods rests with the state Board of Pardons and Paroles which can recommend clemency or a reprieve to Gov. Perry. "It's a long shot at best," Woods' attorney Maurie Levin says of the clemency request, "but I think it's very important to do."
Material in a CIA dossier on Mr Mohamed that was blacked out by High Court judges contained details of how British intelligence officers supplied information to his captors and contributed questions while he was brutally tortured, The Sunday Telegraph has learned.
Intelligence sources have revealed that spy chiefs put pressure on Mr Miliband to do nothing that would leave serving MI6 officers open to prosecution, or to jeopardise relations with the CIA, which is passing them "top notch" information on British terrorist suspects from its own informers in Britain.
Female victims of Philippines political massacre on Monday victims shot in genitals. Al Jazeera: Philippine massacre suspect charged.
"The medal and the diploma have been removed from Dr. Ebadi's bank box, together with other personal items. Such an act leaves us feeling shock and disbelief," Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Store said in a written statement. Norway did not explain how it had learned of the alleged confiscation, and there was no immediate reaction from Iran.
250,000 public service workers in southern Ireland took part in the one day strike on 24 November in opposition to the threatened cut of €1.3 billion from the public service pay bill in next month’s budget, on top of similar sized cuts in Social Welfare payments and in public service provision itself.
The whistleblowing website Wikileaks published the messages over a 24-hour period beginning on Tuesday at dawn, releasing them in batches in chronological order as if in real time. The massive archive includes thousands of messages from US officials including Pentagon workers and New York police, as well as members of the public from all over America, which together provide an insight into the initial chaos and confusion, followed by a dawning horror as 9/11 unfolded.
With rabbinical sanctions to kill every man, woman and child in Israel that is ‘not of the faith’, it’s no wonder that there are idiots that follow them. Below is a report about just one, but unfortunately one of many...Irish4Palestine: 21st Century Nazi's vs 21st Century Jews. Damien Lataan: Zionists now claim they have a "right" to occupy the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
[4th November 2009:] Tim Nicholson, 42, had claimed his desire to prevent climate change was protected under laws to prevent workplace discrimination on the grounds of belief. His employer argued that green views were simply a lifestyle choice. Yesterday, Sir Michael Burton ruled at the Employment Appeal Tribunal that Mr Nicholson's green views qualified as a 'philosophical belief' under the Religion and Belief Regulations 2003.
Scientists under fire in climate change 'cover-up' scandal. A leading British climate scientist has come under pressure to resign over a series of leaked e-mails, which global warming sceptics say point to a mass conspiracy. The scandal erupted after a research server was hacked into, and private e-mails and documents were released, suggesting that scientists may have colluded to prevent the release of climate data. Climate Audit: Mike’s Nature trick. Campaign for Liberty: The Global Warming Religion: The Hoax Exposed. Another World Is Possible: Climategate: Shutting out dissent. + The science of deceit. + On the credibility of climate research. The People's Voice: The Death Blow to Climate Science.
Jeremy Scahill says Pentagon attempted to intimidate him to keep him from going public with the story of Blackwater's secret war in Pakistan. Interesting chain of command issues seem to be emerging in the official “denials” being offered about my story in The Nation magazine on Blackwater and the Joint Special Operations Command operations in Pakistan. A few hours before the piece was published, I received a call—unprompted—from the office of Admiral Mike Mullen, Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. I had not called them.
[Blackwater] assailants broke into a house and killed six family members before dawn Wednesday in an area north of Baghdad that was 'once a stronghold of al-Qaida in Iraq,' Iraqi officials said. The dead included a couple and two daughters, and two brothers of the husband, according to a police officer in Tarmiyah, 30 miles (50 kilometers) north of the capital. The throats of two women were slit, while the other four people were shot execution-style; two of the couple's other children were not harmed.
The Foreign Office did not believe Iraq had nuclear missiles, but Mr Blair told parliament that Saddam was a threat to security in the Middle East because he still had chemical and biological weapons which could be launched at 45 minutes’ notice. BBC: Iraq inquiry to focus on Bush-Blair relationship. Raw Story: Secret report: Blair misled public throughout 2002. WSWS: British documents detail US and UK plans for Iraq war. The Independent: The inquiry cover-up that will keep us in the dark. Gilad Atzmon: Get Ready for Another Whitewash.
The White House released a new batch of visitor log records Wednesday, disclosing an additional 1,615 visits to the executive mansion. The list includes some surprising names, including a slew of corporate chieftains and even a couple of high-ranking former Republican officials. The White House, which spent much of the year developing and pushing for reforms in Wall Street regulation, welcomed several high-profile Wall Street and corporate figures, the new records show.
As President Barack Obama plans to announce his Afghan war strategy on Tuesday, the White House says the US does not intend to stay in Afghanistan for a long time. "We are not going to be there another eight or nine years," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said on Wednesday. AntiWar: White House Eyes Afghan Exit by 2017. War Not Going to Last Forever, Spokesman Assures. AntiWar: Who Will Protest Obama’s War?
Two brothers and former prisoners at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan give their testimony about the harsh abuse they witnessed while being captured. Their tale is an example of just how difficult and complex the situation in Afghanistan is. To watch other videos or to sign the petition urging President Obama to Rethink Afghanistan policy go to: rethinkafghanistan.com
NIWA's news release in response to this story appears to have been delayed, and according to a radio news report a few minutes ago Rodney Hide, leader of the minority Act Party and a minister in the National Government, is now calling on his Cabinet colleague, Climate Change Minister Nick Smith, to "please explain" [normal transmission now resumes]. The New Zealand Government's chief climate advisory unit NIWA is under fire for allegedly massaging raw climate data to show a global warming trend that wasn't there. The scandal breaks as fears grow worldwide that corruption of climate science is not confined to just Britain's CRU climate research centre.
At the international climate meetings in Copenhagen next month, Mr. Obama will tell the delegates that the United States intends to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions “in the range of” 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020 and 83 percent by 2050, officials said.
Iranian authorities have confiscated Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi's medal, the Norwegian government said Thursday, accusing Iran of a shocking first in the history of the prize.
An estimated three millions pilgrims have begun to gather on the plains of Arafat in Saudi Arabia for a key rite of Hajj, the annual Muslim pilgrimage. Pilgrims began flocking to the plains before dawn on Thursday, in the aftermath of stormy weather and reports that, away from the pilgrimage, about 50 people were killed in flood waters in the country's west. A downpour hit Mecca province and the port city of Jeddah, where television footage showed storm waters and stranded motorists. The heavy rains also drenched the pilgrims as they arrived at Mina's campgrounds from Mecca and surrounding areas. Many took shelter under bridges, tarpaulins or whatever they could find, and when the rains abated in the afternoon, Saudi authorities reportedly handed out dry ihram clothes - the two pieces of unstitched white cloth that male pilgrims wear.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian President, received a hero’s welcome yesterday as he visited his key Latin American ally on a regional tour designed to shore up support for Tehran in its confrontation with Western powers. Shouting “Viva Ahmadinejad!” Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez pledged his full backing for Iran against “the threat of the empire”.
Hamas officials have told The Times that Marwan Barghouti, the Palestinian politician who was jailed in 2004 "for murder", is at the top of a list of prisoners that they want released in exchange for the kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit. The Hamas leadership is expected to finalise the list of prisoners it wants freed this morning after days of shuttling between Cairo and Damascus. It hopes to resolve disagreements within its own ranks and confirm a new list of approximately 1,000 prisoners after talks with the Israelis through German mediators. Marco Villa/Instablogs: Will Marwan Save Palestine?
Several gunmen suspected of involvement in the Philippines election-related massacre of 57 people including politicians and journalists have been arrested. "We don't have an exact number (of those arrested), but our policemen in the area have arrested several," the Philippines Police Chief Director General Jesus Verzosa was quoted by AFP as saying on a local radio. National police chief identified the suspects as militiamen under the control of powerful Filipino politician Andal Ampatuan Jr. TimesOnline: Philippines massacre suspect arrested.
Of all the towns that have been subjected to drilling for natural gas in Pennsylvania since the opening up of the Marcellus Shale, none have suffered more than Dimock. In just over a year several drinking water wells have been contaminated (one of which exploded on New Years Day, ripping through an 8 foot slab of concrete), numerous spills have dumped highly toxic wastewater, diesel fuel, and fracking fluid into local streams and rivers, and residents have been exposed to dangerously high levels of methane gas and heavy metals. The series of infractions on the part of Cabot Oil and Gas, a Houston based energy company that has large holdings in Dimock, resulted in a $120,000 fine from Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) earlier this month. But the cost to residents has been far greater.
The top five executives at Bear Stearns made a total of $1.4 billion from bonuses and equity sales between 2000 and 2008, while the top five executives at Lehman Brothers made around $1 billion during that same period -- the period during which the companies ran up the bad investments that would see them collapse in 2008.
The central government convicts the officers for abuse of power against a 19-year-old student. The latter wanted to extract a murder confession from him. In three months, 15 people die in Chinese prisons.
Israeli Mossad trainee gets caught planting fake bomb under car, Israeli TV says it hoped the agency's operatives were "more effective abroad".
A life-size model of a young girl from the 6th-century Gaya Kingdom (42-562) was revealed in Seoul, Wednesday. The model, constructed from the ``1,500-year-old's'' excavated skeletal remains, is the first of its kind in the country.
``We have excavated human bones on many occasions but it is the first time we created a full-scale model,'' Kang Soon-hyung, director of the Gaya National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage, was quoted as saying by the Munhwa Ilbo.
The girl, who was buried alive, is speculated to have been a 16-year-old servant to a powerful family. After adding layers of muscle and skin as well locks of hair, the model stands 1.53 meters tall. She is relatively short but is slim and has a small face ― a beauty by modern standards. Her remains were among those of four people that were unearthed during the institute's excavation project in Songhyeong-dong, Changnyeong-gun, South Gyeongsang Province, between 2006 and 2007. A study on Gaya's custom of burying the living with the dead will soon be published, the institute said.
A Long Island couple is home free after an outraged judge gave them an amazing Thanksgiving present -- canceling their debt to ruthless bankers trying to toss them out on the street. Suffolk Judge Jeffrey Spinner wiped out $525,000 in mortgage payments demanded by a California bank, blasting its "harsh, repugnant, shocking and repulsive" acts. Spinner pulled no punches as he smacked down the bankers at OneWest -- who took an $814.2 million federal bailout but have a record of coldbloodedly foreclosing on any homeowner owing money.
A British diplomat has criticized the appointment of two leading Jewish academics to the UK's Iraq Inquiry panel, stating it may upset the balance of the inquiry. Sir Oliver Miles, a former British ambassador to Libya, told The Independent newspaper this week that the appointment of Sir Martin Gilbert, the renowned Holocaust historian and Winston Churchill biographer, and Sir Lawrence Freedman, professor of war studies and vice-principal of King's College London, would be seen as "ammunition" that could be used to call the inquiry a "whitewash."
"Impending decisions about military strategies, troop levels, and state-building concepts may mean little if we do not cauterize the damage these fraudulent elections inflicted on Afghanistan," said Samina Ahmed, the well-known international conflict resolution organization's South Asia project director. "Only thorough reform can do that." The report (read it here) said that UN Special Representative Kai Eide inability to handle the corruption issue effectively had led to a decline in morale, and distrust on the part of Afghans.
Plan to Be Announced on December 1: White House officials announced today that President Barack Obama will address the nation on December 1 to unveil his new Afghanistan escalation strategy, putting an end to months of speculation and allowing NATO to approve its own escalation later that week. AntiWar Newswire: Obama promises to 'finish the job' in Afghanistan. Kenny's Sideshow: Pardon a turkey and send more kids to die.
It has just been discovered that two commanders of the Czech military working under NATO command used Nazi symbols on their helmets during their deployment in Afghanistan. The story was made public after Czech police serving in Afghanistan reported the case, the Russia Today website reported on Tuesday. According to the daily Mlada fronta Dnes, the soldiers, identified as Hynek Matonoha and Jan Cermak, wore the symbols of the 9th SS panzer division Hohenstaufen and the SS Dirlewanger brigade respectively, which were probably the most infamous SS combat units of World War II.
Government employees sent more than 500,000 text pager messages In the hours before and after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. At 3 a.m. (EST) Wednesday, November 25, those intercepted messages will be published online at WIKILEAKS. The messages will be published at the same times that they were originally sent on 9/11.
On October 21st at the University of San Diego, Mr. Dwain Deets, former Director of NASA Aerospace Projects, gave a multimedia presentation on behalf of nearly one thousand architects and engineers who cite evidence of explosive demolition in all three World Trade Center skyscrapers on 9/11 and are calling for a new, independent investigation into their destruction. These architects and engineers are listed on their website at ae911Truth.org.
9/11 = inside job! Wake up and get informed! Do not blindly follow what the media tells you, like little robots who cannot critically think for yourself! The mass media is controlled and bought and paid for by the global elite and banksters who own the media and tell them exactly what to say and what they want you to know, not what the truth is but what they want you to believe is true. Start doing your own research and realize the truth for yourself!
An award-winning science writer says just 16 of the world's largest ships can produce as much lung-clogging sulfur pollution as all the world's cars. Fred Pearce, environmental consultant to New Scientist and author of Confessions of an Eco Sinner, has revealed that super-ships pump out killer chemicals linked to thousands of deaths because of the filthy fuel they use.
The Jerusalem center for social and economic rights (JCSER) warned of Israeli intentions to deport more than 20,000 Palestinians from the West Bank who married from Jerusalemite women at the pretext that their residence in the holy city is illegal. The center said that many of those Palestinian citizens have temporary residence permits issued by the Israeli ministry of interior and until now they have not been given a right to stay permanently with their wives in Jerusalem according to the procedures of reunion.
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