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Barbs at Global Warming Thinker May Be Libelous

” A climatologist can advance claims that the National Review defamed him by likening him to convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky and accusing him of academic fraud, a judge ruled.

     Michael Mann is a meteorology professor at Penn State University, which was rocked by Sandusky’s sex abuse scandal in late 2011. In addition to running the university’s Earth System Science Center, Mann co-wrote the “Hockey Stick Graph,” a purported long-term analysis of global climate trends using indicators such as tree rings.

     Questions over Mann’s work arose in 2010 when emails between Mann and climate scientists at the University of East Anglia surfaced.”

Researchers Find Brain Cells That May Help Rewire Appetite Control

 

 

” Until recently, scientists believed that the nerve cells in the brain associated with appetite regulation were generated entirely during embryonic development. This meant if you were pre-programmed for an eating disorder, the nerve cells were fixed for life.

However, a team of researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in the UK have made a breakthrough in the field of neurosciences which could offer a long-lasting solution to eating disorders such as obesity.

The team’s findings, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, have located a population of stem cells in their rodent subjects that are actually capable of generating new appetite-regulating neurons in the brain.

The researchers believe their findings could provide far reaching benefits to the growing number of individuals dealing with obesity. Globally, more than 1.4 billion adults are overweight. Of those, more than half a billion are obese. Obesity can lead to chronic health problems like heart disease, arthritis, type 2 diabetes and cancer. Mortality due to being overweight and obese exceeds 2.8 million people each year.

And the numbers above can be translated into economic burdens on national healthcare systems and economies. Illness and disease due to excessive weight tops $60 billion annually in the US alone.

To arrive at their findings, the UEA scientists focused on the brain’s hypothalamus, which is responsible for the regulation of sleep and wake cycles, energy expenditure, appetite, thirst, hormone release and many other critical biological functions. Within the hypothalamus, the researchers specifically studied the nerve cells responsible for appetite regulation.” 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Climategate Leaker: Civilization Is Being Destroyed By Lying ‘Science’ Elitists

 

 

 

” “What if climate change appears to be just mainly a multi-decadal natural fluctuation? They’ll kill us probably.”

This private musing between two climate scientist colleagues first surfaced along with a whole raft of embarrassing material in 2011, when the anonymous Climategate leaker who calls himself “Mr. FOIA” leaked his second set of emails from Britain’s disgraced Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia. Now, Mr. FOIA has emerged for a third time, sharing with the world not only his entire batch of 220,000 encrypted emails and documents but also, for the first time, his thoughts.

Mr. FOIA had previously released two batches of 5,000 files each in 2009 and 2011. This enormous third batch went to a network of friends for decoding, sorting and publication.”

 

 

… And Here Is The Chart To Prove It

 

global temperature changes

 

 

” The world stopped getting warmer almost 16 years ago, according to new data released last week.

The figures, which have triggered debate among climate scientists, reveal that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012, there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures.

This means that the ‘plateau’ or ‘pause’ in global warming has now lasted for about the same time as the previous period when temperatures rose, 1980 to 1996. Before that, temperatures had been stable or declining for about 40 years. ”

 

 

 

 

” The new data, compiled from more than 3,000 measuring points on land and sea, was issued  quietly on the internet, without any media fanfare, and, until today, it has not been reported.

This stands in sharp contrast  to the release of the previous  figures six months ago, which went only to the end of 2010 – a very warm year.

Ending the data then means it is possible to show a slight warming trend since 1997, but 2011 and the first eight months of 2012 were much cooler, and thus this trend is erased.”