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Default Physicist William Happer Schooled The CNBC Crowd On Global Warming

Pretty much has the left wing climate changers admitting to the deception of climate change.


Now days the Democrats think any weather event that is harmful is because of man made Global climate change. This guy has the ability to make the CNBC host change their minds.

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Just got this one....!
New Report Suggests 2016 Heat Wave Was Anomaly, Antarctica Is Actually Getting Colder
Antarctica isn't melting.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science...48969716327152

Data had been manipulated.
Former Climate Scientist Claims Global Warming Data Manipulated

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Strange Sea Creatures Near Alaska Baffle Scientists
July 03, 2017 — Strange sea creatures that resemble large pink thimbles are showing up on the coast of southeast Alaska for the first time after making their way north along the West Coast for the last few years.
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Scientists say the creatures are pyrosomes, which are tropical, filter-feeding spineless creatures usually found along the equator. They appear to be one long pink tube, but in reality, they're thousands of multicelled creatures mushed together, generally about 6 inches (15 centimeters) long. Pyrosomes have been working their way north, Ric Brodeur, a researcher with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, told the Associated Press on Monday. Brodeur, who is based at the agency's Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Newport, Oregon, said pyrosomes were first seen on the Oregon coast in 2014 and every year since. More recently, the animals have made their way up farther north on the Washington state coast, Canada's British Columbia and Alaska.

Jim Murphy, a biologist with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said pyrosomes spotted near Alaska this year marked the first documented presence of the animals that far north, and their appearance is cause for concern. "It means that we are clearly seeing really big changes in the marine ecosystem," he told The Juneau Empire. Researchers have speculated that the bloom is tied to warmer ocean temperatures in the Pacific Ocean in recent years. But temperatures have nearly cooled back to normal this year, Murphy said, and these pyrosomes started showed up in the middle of winter.

Leon Shaul, a biologist with Fish and Game, has been tracking the appearance of pyrosomes in southeast Alaska. He said he's "emailed the whole world" about the issue, but hasn't heard much back. Brodeur told the AP that it's also unusual how close to shore the pyrosomes have come, although they are now being found farther offshore again. He said the creatures have a low nutritional value, and that raises concerns on how they will affect the fish that eat them. "They're not the greatest food for the animals out there, compared to the things they normally have," he said.

Pyrosomes aren't harmful to humans, but they have puzzled those who've encountered them. Angler Don Jeske was fishing for king salmon in February when he said he found himself surrounded by "millions" of the tube-shaped creatures and he'd never seen anything like it in his 50 years of trolling around Sitka, a fishing town about 90 miles southwest of Juneau. "They were all over out there, they were everywhere. ... I would say millions, not hundreds of thousands," he said. "This is a weird organism, man."

https://www.voanews.com/a/strange-se...s/3926858.html
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Indigenous Knowledge Crucial to Tackling Climate Change, Experts Say
June 29, 2017 — In the Peruvian and Bolivian Andes, indigenous farmers gather at the top of mountains the night after the winter solstice — not to enjoy the view, but to forecast the timing and quantity of rains.
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If the Pleiades star cluster appears large and bright, then rains will be abundant. If it looks small and dim, then the rains will be poor — in which case, the farmers delay the planting of their crops. “What could at first glance seem like a far-fetched ancestral tradition actually showcases indigenous peoples' ability to make useful and constructive observations on climate forecasting,” said Douglas Nakashima, head of the small islands and indigenous knowledge section at the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). “While scientists know that El Niño reduces rainfall in the Andes, they were previously not aware of the link between El Niño and cloud cover,” he said. Traditional skills and knowledge should be seen as a complement, not a barrier, to scientific knowledge and climate adaptation efforts, experts said at a conference on how communities adapt to climate change, held this week in the Ugandan capital Kampala.

Pool traditional knowledge

National policies to adapt to climate change not only often disregard traditional knowledge, they sometimes even undermine the resilience of indigenous populations, Nakashima said. “Initiatives around the world to build large dams or boost green fuels to reduce emissions have displaced many communities,” he said.


Illimani Mountain is capped with snow at dawn near La Paz, Bolivia

Krystyna Swiderska, a researcher at the International Institute for Environment and Development, said that governments also largely ignore indigenous innovation in farming. “In Peru, for example, farmers already grow hundreds of potato varieties — as opposed to relying on just a few varieties as many countries do — so they have a better chance of surviving the negative impacts of climate change,” she said. “But there is still a strong belief among the international community that science is the best solution for climate adaptation,” she said. Herders — who have been adapting to erratic weather for decades — have much to teach about coping with climate change, said Elizabeth Carabine, a research fellow at the Overseas Development Institute, a London-based think tank.

Cities and slums

Conference participants stressed that cities, and slums in particular, could also be a significant source of inspiration for climate adaptation. One participant highlighted that slum dwellers were highly innovative and entrepreneurial, for example by converting parts of their home into a school or a soup kitchen. Using cities' knowledge is all the more important as people living in cities are just as affected as others — and perhaps more so — by climate change, said Julie Arrighi from the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Center. “Cities are big consumers of energy and particularly exposed to threats like flooding as a result of rising sea levels,” she said. “That challenge is only going to get bigger as cities grow.”


The Pacco family eats dinner after harvesting potatoes in Paru Paru, in the Cusco region of Peru, May 26, 2016. The International Potato Center, based in Lima, collaborates with peasants to reintroduced native potatoes that are more resistant to climate change.

Julie Greenwalt, an urban environment specialist at the Cities Alliance, guarded against governments ignoring the needs of cities to adapt to a changing climate, and instead focusing their resources on rural areas. “Our definitions of urban and rural are largely driven by developed countries, but even in some cities — like in India — people keep cattle," she said. This, said Rebecca Carter from the World Resources Institute, means that “climate adaptation should become part of how a city works, not just an add-on.”

https://www.voanews.com/a/indigenous...y/3921903.html
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