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Smith Mundt Act - A reminder that you are living in a Smith-Mudt Act repealed media landscape
NDAA and Overturning of Smith-Mundt Act
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (NDAA) allows for materials produced by the State Department and the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) to be released within U.S. borders and strikes down a long-time ban on the dissemination of such material in the country.[14][15][16]
Propaganda in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Propaganda in the United States is propaganda spread by government and media entities within the United States. Propaganda is information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to influence opinions. Propaganda is not only in advertising; it is also in radio, newspaper, posters, books, and anything else that might be sent out to the widespread public.
Domestic[edit]World War I[edit]The first large-scale use of propaganda by the U.S. government came during World War I. The government enlisted the help of citizens and children to help promote war bonds and stamps to help stimulate the economy. To keep the prices of war supplies down, the U.S. government produced posters that encouraged people to reduce waste and grow their own vegetables in "victory gardens." The public skepticism that was generated by the heavy-handed tactics of the Committee on Public Information would lead the postwar government to officially abandon the use of propaganda.[1]
World War II[edit]During World War II the U.S. officially had no propaganda, but the Roosevelt government used means to circumvent this official line. One such propaganda tool was the publicly owned but government funded Writers' War Board (WWB). The activities of the WWB were so extensive that it has been called the "greatest propaganda machine in history".[1]Why We Fight is a famous series of US government propaganda films made to justify US involvement in World War II.
In 1944 (lasting until 1948) prominent US policy makers launched a domestic propaganda campaign aimed at convincing the U.S. public to agree to a harsh peace for the German people, for example by removing the common view of the German people and the Nazi party as separate entities.[2] The core in this campaign was the Writers' War Board which was closely associated with the Roosevelt administration.[2]
Another means was the United States Office of War Information that Roosevelt established in June 1942, whose mandate was to promote understanding of the war policies under the director Elmer Davies. It dealt with posters, press, movies, exhibitions, and produced often slanted material conforming to US wartime purposes. Other large and influential non-governmental organizations during the war and immediate post war period were the Society for the Prevention of World War III and the Council on Books in Wartime.
Cold War[edit]During the Cold War, the U.S. government produced vast amounts of propaganda against communism and the Soviet bloc. Much of this propaganda was directed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation under J. Edgar Hoover, who himself wrote the anti-communist tract Masters of Deceit. The FBI's COINTELPRO arm solicited journalists to produce fake news items discrediting communists and affiliated groups, such as H. Bruce Franklin and the Venceremos Organization.
War on Drugs[edit]The National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, originally established by the National Narcotics Leadership Act of 1988,[3][4] but now conducted by the Office of National Drug Control Policy under the Drug-Free Media Campaign Act of 1998,[5] is a domestic propaganda campaign designed to "influence the attitudes of the public and the news media with respect to drug abuse" and for "reducing and preventing drug abuse among young people in the United States".[6][7] The Media Campaign cooperates with the Partnership for a Drug-Free America and other government and non-government organizations.[8]
Iraq War[edit]In early 2002, the U.S. Department of Defense launched an information operation, colloquially referred to as the Pentagon military analyst program.[9] The goal of the operation is "to spread the administrations's talking points on Iraq by briefing ... retired commanders for network and cable television appearances," where they have been presented as independent analysts.[10] On 22 May 2008, after this program was revealed in the New York Times, the House passed an amendment that would make permanent a domestic propaganda ban that until now has been enacted annually in the military authorization bill.[11]
The Shared values initiative was a public relations campaign that was intended to sell a "new" America to Muslims around the world by showing that American Muslims were living happily and freely, without persecution, in post-9/11 America.[12] Funded by the United States Department of State, the campaign created a public relations front group known as Council of American Muslims for Understanding (CAMU). The campaign was divided in phases; the first of which consisted of five mini-documentaries for television, radio, and print with shared values messages for key Muslim countries.[13]
NDAA and Overturning of Smith-Mundt Act[edit]The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (NDAA) allows for materials produced by the State Department and the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) to be released within U.S. borders and strikes down a long-time ban on the dissemination of such material in the country.[14][15][16]
Ad Council[edit]The Ad Council, an American non-profit organization that distributes public service announcements on behalf of various private and federal government agency sponsors, has been labeled as "little more than a domestic propaganda arm of the federal government" given the Ad Council's historically close collaboration with the President of the United States and the federal government.[17]
International[edit]Through several international broadcasting operations, the US disseminates American cultural information, official positions on international affairs, and daily summaries of international news. These operations fall under the International Broadcasting Bureau, the successor of the United States Information Agency, established in 1953. IBB's operations include Voice of America, Radio Liberty, Alhurra and other programs. They broadcast mainly to countries where the United States finds that information about international events is limited, either due to poor infrastructure or government censorship. The Smith-Mundt Act prohibits the Voice of America from disseminating information to US citizens that was produced specifically for a foreign audience.
During the Cold War the US ran covert propaganda campaigns in countries that appeared likely to become Soviet satellites, such as Italy, Afghanistan, and Chile.
Recently The Pentagon announced the creation of a new unit aimed at spreading propaganda about supposedly "inaccurate" stories being spread about the Iraq War. These "inaccuracies" have been blamed on the enemy trying to decrease support for the war. Donald Rumsfeld has been quoted as saying these stories are something that keeps him up at night.[18]
Psychological operations[edit]The US military defines psychological operations, or PSYOP, as:
planned operations to convey selected information and indicators to foreign audiences to influence the emotions, motives, objective reasoning, and ultimately the behavior of foreign governments, organizations, groups, and individuals.[19]
The Smith-Mundt Act, adopted in 1948, explicitly forbids information and psychological operations aimed at the US public.[20][21][22] Nevertheless, the current easy access to news and information from around the globe, makes it difficult to guarantee PSYOP programs do not reach the US public. Or, in the words of Army Col. James A. Treadwell, who commanded the U.S. military psyops unit in Iraq in 2003, in the Washington Post:
There's always going to be a certain amount of bleed-over with the global information environment.[23]
Agence France Presse reported on U.S. propaganda campaigns that:
The Pentagon acknowledged in a newly declassified document that the US public is increasingly exposed to propaganda disseminated overseas in psychological operations.[24]
Former US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld approved the document referred to, which is titled "Information Operations Roadmap." [22][24] The document acknowledges the Smith-Mundt Act, but fails to offer any way of limiting the effect PSYOP programs have on domestic audiences.[20][21][25]
Several incidents in 2003 were documented by Sam Gardiner, a retired Air Force colonel, which he saw as information-warfare campaigns that were intended for "foreign populations and the American public." Truth from These Podia,[26] as the treatise was called, reported that the way the Iraq war was fought resembled a political campaign, stressing the message instead of the truth.[22]
See also[edit]References[edit]^ abThomas Howell, The Writers' War Board: U.S. Domestic Propaganda in World War II, Historian, Volume 59 Issue 4, Pages 795 - 813^ abSteven Casey, (2005), The Campaign to sell a harsh peace for Germany to the American public, 1944 - 1948, [online]. London: LSE Research Online. [Available online at http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/archive/00000736] Originally published in History, 90 (297). pp. 62-92 (2005) Blackwell Publishing^National Narcotics Leadership Act of 1988 of the Anti''Drug Abuse Act of 1988, Pub.L. 100''734, 102 Stat. 4181, enacted November 18, 1988^Gamboa, Anthony H. (January 4, 2005), B-303495, Office of National Drug Control Policy '-- Video News Release, Government Accountability Office, footnote 6, page 3 ^Drug-Free Media Campaign Act of 1998 (Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1999), Pub.L. 105''277, 112 Stat. 268, enacted October 21, 1998^Gamboa, Anthony H. (January 4, 2005), B-303495, Office of National Drug Control Policy '-- Video News Release, Government Accountability Office, pp. 9''10 ^Drug-Free Media Campaign Act of 1998 of the Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1999, Pub.L. 105''277, 112 Stat. 268, enacted October 21, 1998^Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 2006, Pub.L. 109''469, 120 Stat. 3501, enacted December 29, 2006, codified at 21 U.S.C. § 1734^Barstow, David (2008-04-20). "Message Machine: Behind Analysts, the Pentagon's Hidden Hand". New York Times. ^Sessions, David (2008-04-20). "Onward T.V. Soldiers: The New York Times exposes a multi-armed Pentagon message machine". Slate. ^Barstow, David (2008-05-24). "2 Inquiries Set on Pentagon Publicity Effort". New York Times. ^Rampton, Sheldon (October 17, 2007). "Shared Values Revisited". Center for Media and Democracy. ^"U.S. Reaches Out to Muslim World with Shared Values Initiative". America.gov. January 16, 2003.
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See the White House Light Up as a Rainbow to Celebrate Gay Marriage | TIME
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 14:28
TIMEU.S.LGBTSee the White House Light Up as a Rainbow to Celebrate Gay MarriageMichael S. Williamson'--The Washington Post/Getty ImagesWith at colorful White House backdrop, Kevin Barragan, left, and his partner Adam Smith, celebrate the June 26, 2015 decision as do Kelly Miller (with glasses) and her wife Lindsey Miller.The colors illuminated the north side of the White House(WASHINGTON)'--The White House is lit up in rainbow colors in commemoration of the Supreme Court's ruling to legalize same-sex marriage.
Gay and lesbian couples in Washington and across the nation are celebrating Friday's ruling, which will put an end to same-sex marriage bans in the 14 states that still maintain them.
President Barack Obama said earlier Friday that the court ruling has ''made our union a little more perfect.''
The colors illuminated the north side of the White House as Obama returned Friday evening from Charleston, South Carolina, where he delivered the eulogy of the funeral of Clementa Pinckney, one of nine people murdered in the massacre at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church last week.
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In Brief: Hosanna-Tabor v. EEOC | Pew Research Center
Thu, 25 Jun 2015 03:00
The Court's Unanimous DecisionOn Jan. 11, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in a significant church employment dispute, giving religious organizations wide latitude in hiring and firing clergy and other employees who perform religious duties. In its unanimous decision, the high court explicitly recognized a legal doctrine known as the ''ministerial exception.'' Lower courts have used the doctrine to exempt religious organizations from anti-discrimination laws and other statutes that regulate how employers treat their workers, but this is the first time that the Supreme Court has ruled on the constitutionality of the doctrine. The case, Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, involved the dismissal of a teacher at a Lutheran school in Michigan who performed both secular and religious duties. The teacher argued that she had been fired in violation of laws protecting people with disabilities. Specifically, she claimed that the religious school had retaliated against her for asserting her rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act. But the high court ruled that the ministerial exception trumps anti-discrimination laws. ''The interest of society in the enforcement of employment discrimination statutes is undoubtedly important,'' Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. wrote for the court. ''But so too is the interest of religious groups in choosing who will preach their beliefs, teach their faith, and carry out their mission.'' A September legal analysis by the Pew Forum examined the main arguments in the case.
Background on the CasePublished Sept. 21, 2011
Navigate this section:How did this case arise?What arguments does Hosanna-Tabor make?What arguments do the EEOC and Cheryl Perich make?What are the possible implications?
On Oct. 5, 2011, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case that could help determine how much latitude religious organizations have in making employment decisions about clergy and others who perform religious duties. The case centers on a legal doctrine known as the ''ministerial exception.'' The Supreme Court has never expressly ruled on the doctrine, but judges in lower federal courts have used it to exempt religious organizations from anti-discrimination laws and other statutes that regulate how employers treat their workers. These decisions have emphasized that courts should not intervene in employment matters when doing so would require them to evaluate the qualifications or performance of employees who carry out religious functions, such as preaching or leading worship. In Hosanna-Tabor v. EEOC, the Supreme Court will decide whether a teacher who devoted part of her day to religious duties should be considered a ministerial employee in a wrongful dismissal suit. More importantly, Hosanna-Tabor offers the court an opportunity to shrink or expand the reach of the ministerial exception, thereby putting its stamp on an important doctrine that has been applied in different ways by lower federal and state courts.
How did this case arise, and how did it reach the Supreme Court?
The Hosanna-Tabor grade school in Redford, Mich., was operated by a congregation affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS). (The congregation closed the school in 2009.) Like other schools run by the LCMS, Hosanna-Tabor employed two types of teachers: lay teachers, who were hired by school administrators to serve one-year, renewable contracts; and ''called'' teachers, who were approved by the congregation and hired on an open-ended basis.
The notion of being ''called'' has deep roots in Christianity. It refers to the belief that certain individuals are chosen by the church to perform religiously important tasks or roles. In the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, teachers can be called only after they meet specific requirements, notably the completion of significant theological and other coursework. Even then, someone can be called to teach only by a vote of the congregation for whom he or she will work. Once a teacher is called to his or her position, he or she is deemed to be a ''commissioned minister,'' a position without the preaching or sacramental duties of ordained ministers but with important religious functions.
Teacher Cheryl Perich received her call from the Hosanna-Tabor congregation in 2000. Perich taught her fourth-grade students a range of secular subjects, including math, social studies and music. She also taught religion four days a week, regularly led her students in prayer and in a daily devotional, and planned and led worship services '' duties also assigned to lay or contract teachers at the school.
In June 2004, Perich was hospitalized for what was eventually diagnosed as narcolepsy, a chronic sleep disorder that can make people fall asleep at inappropriate times. During the first months of her illness, Perich was put on disability leave, given full pay and benefits, and told that she would have a job when she returned. In December 2004, Perich's doctor informed her that she would be able to return to work in two to three months, information that Perich passed along to school administrators. However, around this time, the school hired another instructor to teach Perich's class for the remainder of the academic year. In addition, school officials expressed concern that Perich would not be able to fulfill her duties if she returned, a judgment ratified first by the school's board and then by the Hosanna-Tabor congregation.
On Jan. 30, 2005, the school, citing concerns about her health, asked Perich to voluntarily resign her call. Perich refused, reiterated that she was ready to report back to work and even showed up for work one day '' without the school's permission. During this time, Perich also said that if the dispute could not be resolved, she would take legal action under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), which prohibits all but the smallest employers from discriminating against people with disabilities. The act also prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who attempt to assert their rights under the act.
On April 10, 2005, the Hosanna-Tabor congregation voted to rescind Perich's call, citing a number of factors, including continuing concerns about her health and ability to function as a teacher. The church also said it wanted to be fair to the teacher who had been hired to replace her and who would have to be let go if Perich resumed her duties. In addition, the congregation claimed that it was troubled by Perich's threats to sue, especially given that the church has long taught that Christians should resolve disputes internally rather than in the courts. (Perich would later say that she was never informed about the church's internal dispute-resolution process.)
On May 15, 2005, Perich filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging that Hosanna-Tabor's actions violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. The EEOC and Perich then filed suit in federal district court alleging that the church had retaliated against Perich '' in violation of the ADA '' by rescinding her call after it learned that she had a disability and was contemplating legal action. On Oct. 23, 2008, the district court decided against Perich, ruling that since she had been called as a commissioned minister, her firing was subject to the ministerial exception and thus was not within the court's purview. On March 2, 2010, this decision was overturned by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which ruled that Perich was not covered by the ministerial exception because most of her duties '' teaching nonreligious subjects '' were secular. The church then appealed the ruling to the Supreme Court, which on March 28, 2011, agreed to hear the case.
What arguments does Hosanna-Tabor make in its brief before the Supreme Court to defend Perich's dismissal?
Hosanna-Tabor centers its arguments on a longstanding constitutional principle that courts should not rule on religious questions, such as determining what is the correct interpretation of church doctrine. One outgrowth of this principle is the ministerial exception, which its defenders say is aimed at keeping courts out of employment disputes involving religious institutions and their clergy, or other employees who perform important religious functions.1
Hosanna-Tabor argues that without the ministerial exception, religious organizations could be forced to make employment decisions that run counter to their core beliefs and doctrines. For instance, if Roman Catholics, Orthodox Jews and other religious groups with a tradition of an all-male clergy were successfully sued for gender discrimination, they would be forced to accept women into their clerical ranks.
In its brief to the Supreme Court, the church points out that virtually all federal appeals courts '-- and many state courts '-- have adopted the ministerial exception, and not only in cases involving ministers, priests, rabbis and other clergy. Courts also have applied the exception to employees who are not clergy but perform functions ''important to the spiritual and pastoral mission of the church.'' Notably, the church says, courts have applied the ministerial exception to some parochial school teachers on the grounds that they are an important part of a religious institution's efforts to pass its faith and traditions on to the next generation.
In its brief, the church acknowledges that Perich spent the bulk of her time teaching secular subjects, but it emphasizes that she also performed crucial religious functions, including teaching religion four days a week, leading her students in prayer three times each day and regularly planning and even leading worship services. In addition, the church says, it instructed Perich and other teachers to integrate religion into the secular subjects they taught, so that those classes had a religious element. Indeed, Hosanna-Tabor states, ''Perich was the Church's primary means of teaching the faith to her students. She gave her students more religious instruction than all other employees and volunteers combined.'' Furthermore, the church argues, Perich was more than a teacher, having ''occupied the ecclesiastical office of commissioned minister'' and been called by the congregation. They point out that such a call involves completing up to eight college-level religion courses, passing an oral exam and being selected by the congregation. Indeed, they say, the church believes the call ''ultimately comes from God.''
Finally, Hosanna-Tabor contends, courts should be wary of trying to determine what role certain employees do or do not play in a religious organization and of policing a church's internal disciplinary procedures. The church says that if the court were to order Perich reinstated or award her monetary damages, it would be settling a religious question '' in this case, determining who does or does not fulfill a ministerial function in the church. The church maintains that the Supreme Court has ruled repeatedly that delving into such religious questions is unconstitutional.
What arguments do the EEOC and Cheryl Perich make in their briefs before the Supreme Court to explain why the ministerial exception should not apply to Perich's dismissal?
The EEOC and Perich center their arguments on the principle that, with rare exceptions, religious organizations are subject to the same laws and legal requirements as everyone else. This includes the Americans with Disabilities Act, which, they say, clearly prohibits employers from retaliating against a disabled worker who has threatened legal action in order to counter allegedly discriminatory behavior.
Like other federal civil rights laws, the ADA includes provisions that protect religious organizations from being forced to hire or retain someone who does not share their religious identity or beliefs. But like other civil rights laws, the EEOC and Perich say, the ADA does not allow churches and other religious groups to discriminate on any other basis, such as race or disability. Furthermore, they argue, nothing in the statute exempts religious organizations from complying with the provisions prohibiting retaliation '' which according to them is what is at issue in this case.
The EEOC and Perich further contend that the ministerial exception does not insulate Hosanna-Tabor from its responsibilities under the ADA. While they agree with Hosanna-Tabor that the ministerial exception is grounded in the First Amendment's Free Exercise and Establishment Clauses, they argue that neither of the clauses can be used to justify the broadly construed ministerial exception claimed by Hosanna-Tabor.
While the Free Exercise Clause guarantees religious liberty, the Supreme Court has ruled, most notably in its landmark decision Employment Division v. Smith (1990), that the clause does not grant churches the right to ignore valid laws, even when those laws impede religious practice.2 As a result, the EEOC and Perich say, the Free Exercise Clause would not require a ministerial exception that overrrode otherwise valid statutes, including the anti-retaliation provision of the ADA.
The other potential source of the ministerial exception is the Establishment Clause, which courts have interpreted as imposing limits on state involvement with religion. But, the EEOC and Perich argue, applying the ADA's anti-retaliation provisions would in no way entangle the state with the Hosanna-Tabor church. They emphasize that Perich is not seeking reinstatement, only monetary damages. Even if the court were to rule against Hosanna-Tabor, they say, the church would not be forced to rehire someone it no longer wants to employ, but only to pay damages for the harm it has caused.
Finally, Perich and the government argue that applying Hosanna-Tabor's expansive view of the ministerial exception ''would have profound and profoundly adverse consequences for the operation of the anti-discrimination laws.'' If the church's view of the ministerial exception were to become law, they claim, all teachers at religious schools (more than 300,000 people) would be unprotected from virtually any kind of workplace discrimination, regardless of what they taught. Indeed, they say, if the court were to accept Hosanna-Tabor's broad view of the ministerial exception, churches could evade a host of workplace protections, from labor laws to whistleblower statutes, by classifying all teachers as ''ministerial'' and then dismissing anyone who did something the church opposed, such as attempting to expose some kind of wrongdoing in the organization.
What are the possible implications of the Hosanna-Tabor case?
A ruling by the Supreme Court for Hosanna-Tabor that broadly defines the ministerial exception would likely lead lower courts in future cases to defer to the judgment of a church or religious organization when determining whether an employee is ''ministerial'' for purposes of applying the ministerial exception. If the Supreme Court adopted such an approach, lower courts would be more inclined to accept the religious organization's judgment that one of its employees has ministerial duties and to rule that the ministerial exception applies. The high court also could rule that the ministerial exception applies to all relevant parts of the ADA, including the provisions prohibiting discrimination and retaliation. A ruling of this sort would broaden the scope of the ministerial exception beyond the parameters already set by lower courts.
Another possibility is that the Supreme Court might rule more narrowly in favor of Hosanna-Tabor by concluding that it was the combination of Perich's called status and her significant religious teaching responsibilities that made her a ministerial employee. Such a fact-based ruling would offer considerably less guidance to lower courts as they grapple with the ministerial exception in the future.
The high court might give neither side a clear victory by sending the case back to the federal district court. For instance, the high court could instruct the district court to ask Hosanna-Tabor to demonstrate that its dismissal of Perich was rooted in religious precepts and not done simply because it was impractical to bring her back in the middle of the school year. However, such a ruling might be interpreted as a win for those who oppose a robust, broadly applied ministerial exception, because it would shrink the parameters of the existing exception by adding this extra requirement. Indeed, such a ruling would require churches to demonstrate that they had specific religious justifications for their employment decisions, such as disapproval of the content of a minister's sermons. In the wake of such a ruling, religious entities would need to be clear from the start about the religious precepts behind their employment actions if they hoped to be shielded by the ministerial exception.
A Supreme Court decision that broadly favors the government and Perich would likely shrink the ministerial exception, limiting it to narrow circumstances that involve religious questions. More specifically, the ministerial exception would continue to apply in situations that clearly require a court to decide disputed questions of religious doctrine, such as cases that hinge on whether an instructor in a parochial school was properly teaching religion or whether the leader of a church was preaching a message that was contrary to that church's teachings. If the court followed this path, religious organizations would be able to successfully claim the ministerial exception much less frequently. In particular, the exception would rarely, if ever, apply to teachers who, like Perich, taught primarily secular subjects and were disciplined or dismissed for matters unrelated to their religious duties.
A narrower victory for the government and Perich might focus more on the issue of retaliation against employees who report, or threaten to report, allegedly unlawful behavior. In light of the public's interest in encouraging reporting of potentially unlawful discrimination and other wrongful acts, the court might rule that the ministerial exception '' even if it applies to conventional anti-discrimination claims '' does not apply to anti-retaliation claims, except perhaps for employees whose duties are almost entirely religious.
Because the high court has never before ruled on the ministerial exception, the Hosanna-Tabor case offers the justices an opportunity to mold and shape a doctrine that has existed in lower federal courts for 40 years. The lack of even one prior Supreme Court decision on the doctrine makes it difficult to predict how the court ultimately will rule, but the Hosanna-Tabor case has the potential to change the ministerial exception, perhaps quite significantly.
This report was written by Ira C. Lupu, F. Elwood and Eleanor Davis Professor of Law at George Washington University Law School; David Masci, Senior Researcher at the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life; and Robert W. Tuttle, David R. and Sherry Kirschner Berz Research Professor of Law & Religion at George Washington University Law School.
Footnotes
1 For a more thorough explanation of the ministerial exception and the constitutional questions surrounding churches and civil litigation, see the Pew Forum's March 2011 legal backgrounder Churches in Court: The Legal Status of Religious Organizations in Civil Lawsuits. (return to text)
2 For a more thorough discussion of Employment Division v. Smith, see the Pew Forum's October 2007 legal backgrounder A Delicate Balance: The Free Exercise Clause and the Supreme Court.(return to text)
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ISIS Celebrates Gay Love by Tossing 4 Gays from Roof of Building - The Gateway Pundit
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 14:20
ISIS celebrated gay love today by tossing four more gays from top of a highrise.Of course a crowd gathered below to watch the execution.
#Syria#ISIS Executed a gay man in #DirZour by throwing him from High building in front of the people #LoveWins#ISpic.twitter.com/dHvj7Jmku4
'-- اÙرقØ(C) تذبح بصمت (@Raqqa_Sl) June 26, 2015
Several Islamists tweeted out #LoveWins '' the same hashtag that was used today after the Supreme Court ruling.
Of course this wasn't the first time'...A massive crowd assembled to watch ISIS rebels throw another gay man off a building top earlier this month.Hundreds of spectators came out to watch the brutal public execution.It looks like they drove their cars to the execution!
They hung the man from his feet and then let him drop!
The execution was most likely filmed in Nineveh Province where the Islamists have murdered several gay men.
ISIS is reportedly using ''flirting squads'' to single out gay men for trial and execution in the Caliphate.
The Islamic State has posted several public executions of gay men online.ISIS released photos and video of Islamists throwing two men off a rooftop in January.
The execution was filmed in Nineveh Province.
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Save The Children assault 657 mm dollars
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Sat, 27 Jun 2015 17:46
What is this?The GuideStar Exchange allows nonprofits to regularly update key information directly to GuideStar. It provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more.
Program: Child Protection & HIV/AIDS (GuideStar Exchange,The GuideStar Exchange allows nonprofits to regularly update key information directly to GuideStar. It provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more. June 2014)
Budget:$62,207,000Category:US & InternationalPopulation Served:Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)People Living with HIV or AIDS - PLWHANoneProgram Description:
Save the Children protects children from abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence in all regions of the world. Our programs focus on the most vulnerable children while aiming for the safety and well-being of all children. Save the Children is responding to the global HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa, Asia, Eurasia and the Caribbean by partnering with communities to mobilize the resources necessary to tackle HIV/AIDS as well as supporting children and families in need. These partnerships focus on two primary goals: raising awareness about ways to prevent new infection and adopt healthy practices and providing care and support for children and families affected by the pandemic.
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In 2012, Save the Children kept 3 million children safe and protected from harm and provided 39 million children with HIV/AIDS prevention and care.
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Program: Education (GuideStar Exchange,The GuideStar Exchange allows nonprofits to regularly update key information directly to GuideStar. It provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more. June 2014)
Budget:$110,806,000Category:US & InternationalPopulation Served:Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)NoneNoneProgram Description:
International-Education is vital to lasting positive change in children's lives. Yet for millions of children and youth in developing countries, education is beyond their grasp. Save the Children reaches the world's most marginalized children '' those who urgently need education to survive and thrive in more than 30 countries around the world. US-Nearly one in every four children in the U. S. lives in a poor family, according to the most recent figures from the federal government. Save the Children works in impoverished rural communities across the nation, in some places where conditions resemble parts of the developing world. We provide early childhood development, literacy, physical activity, and nutrition programming.
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International - In 2012, Save the Children gave 9 million children the chance to prepare for and succeed in school, including 100,000 children in our Literacy Boost program. US - In 2012, Save the Children ensured 240,000 children in 18 states and D.C. were healthy, prepared to succeed in school
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Program: Health and Nutrition (GuideStar Exchange,The GuideStar Exchange allows nonprofits to regularly update key information directly to GuideStar. It provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more. June 2014)
Budget:$135,778,000Category:US & InternationalPopulation Served:Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)Female AdultsNoneProgram Description:
Save the Children works to ensure that children, their mothers and other caregivers have access to and use key health and nutrition services, as well as adopt healthy behaviors in both development and emergency situations. We use proven methods to fight the major causes of illness, death and malnutrition, and innovate ways to deliver these services most effectively to as many people as possible, especially in impoverished communities, during emergencies and in the aftermath of disasters.
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In 2012, Save the Children provided 17 million children with access to lifesaving health care and prevented malnutrition for 9 million children.
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Program: Hunger and Livelihoods (GuideStar Exchange,The GuideStar Exchange allows nonprofits to regularly update key information directly to GuideStar. It provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more. June 2014)
Budget:$54,557,000Category:US & InternationalPopulation Served:Female AdultsNoneNoneProgram Description:
Children are more likely to be safe, educated and healthy when families have secure livelihoods and can support themselves. Save the Children works with vulnerable families to help ensure that they can afford to pay for basic needs and services for their children and provide access to sufficient, nutritious food all year round. We also offer assistance when shocks, such as rising food prices or natural or man-made disasters, threaten to devastate families.
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In 2012, Save the Children provided 7 million children and adults with knowledge and resources to improve household food security and feed their families more nutritious food.
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Program: Emergency Response (GuideStar Exchange,The GuideStar Exchange allows nonprofits to regularly update key information directly to GuideStar. It provides richer and broader information about their programs, impact, finances, people and more. June 2014)
Budget:$154,588,000Category:US & InternationalPopulation Served:Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)NoneNoneProgram Description:
Save the Children is prepared to help protect vulnerable boys and girls during disasters and their aftermath. We also support children's needs throughout ongoing, complex emergencies. On any given day, Save the Children's disaster relief experts can be found responding to the needs of children during these challenging times, providing essential food, safety, comfort and lifesaving care. In the US, Save the Children also responds to emergencies and natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina, Oklahoma tornadoes, California wildfires and the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
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International - In 2012, Save the Children supported 9 million children with critical emergency relief and recovery support, as well as preparedness training. US - In 2012, Save the Children ensured 240,000 children in 18 states and D.C. were were healthy, prepared to succeed in school and protected in emergencies, including Hurricane Sandy.
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snopes.com: Executive Salaries in Charities
Sun, 28 Jun 2015 12:23
E-mail thisClaim: Article compares the salaries of top executives of several large charitable organizations.Examples:[Collected via e-mail, October 2010]Keep these facts in mind when "donating". As you open your pockets for yet another natural disaster, keep the following facts in mind; we have listed them from the highest (worse paid offender) to the lowest (least paid offender).
The worst offender was yet again for the 11th year in a row is, UNICEF - CEO, receives $1,200,000 per year, (plus use of a Royal Royce for his exclusive use where ever he goes, and an expense account that is rumoured to be well over $150,000.) Only pennies from the actual donations goes to the UNICEF cause (less than $0.14 per dollar of income).
The second worst offender this year is Marsha J. Evans, President and CEO of the American Red Cross... for her salary for the year ending in 2009 was $651,957 plus expenses. Enjoys 6 weeks - fully paid holidays including all related expenses during the holiday trip for her and her husband and kids. including 100% fully paid health & dental plan for her and her family, for life. This means out of every dollar they bring in, about $0.39 goes to related charity causes.
The third worst offender was again for the 7th time was, Brian Gallagher, President of the United Way receives a $375,000 base salary (U.S. funds), plus so many numerous expense benefits it's hard to keep track as to what it is all worth, including a fully paid lifetime membership for 2 golf courses (1 in Canada, and 1 in the U.S.A.), 2 luxury vehicles, a yacht club membership, 3 major company gold credit cards for his personal expenses...and so on. This equates to about $0.51 per dollar of income goes to charity causes.
Fourth worst offender who was also again in the fourth spot, for every year since this information has been made available from the start 1998 is amazingly yet again, World Vision President (Canada) receives $300,000 base salary, (plus supplied - a home valued in the $700,000 - $800,000 dollar value range, completely furnished, completely paid all housing expenses, including taxes, water/sewer, telephone/fax, HD/high speed cable, weekly maid service and pool/yard maintenance, fully paid private schooling for his children, upscale automobile and an $55,000 personal expense account for clothing/food, with a $125,000 business expense account). Get this, because it is a "religious based" charity, it pays, little to no taxes, can receive government assistance and does not have to declare were the money goes. Only about $0.52 of earned income per dollar is available for charity causes.
Of the sixty some odd "charities" we looked at, the lowest paid (President/C.E.O/Commissioner) was heading up a charity group right here in Canada. We found, believe it or not, it was......
The Salvation Army's Commissioner Todd Bassett receives a salary of only $13,000 per year (plus housing) for managing this $2 Billion dollar organization. Which means about $0.93 per dollar earned, is readily available and goes back out to local charity causes... truly amazing... and well done "Sally Ann".
No further comment is necessary..."Think Twice" before you give to your charity of choice as to which one really does the best for the most - or the least for the most, for that matter.
[Collected via e-mail, November 2012]The American Red CrossPresident and CEO Marsha J. Evans' salary for the year was $651,957 plus expenses
MARCH OF DIMESIt is called the March of Dimes because only a dime for every 1 dollar is given to the needy.
The United WayPresident Brian Gallagher receives a $375,000 base salary along with numerous expense benefits.
UNICEFCEO Caryl M. Stern receives $1,200,000 per year (100k per month) plus all expenses including a ROLLS ROYCE.Less than 5 cents of your donated dollar goes to the cause.
GOODWILL CEO and owner Mark Curran profits $2.3 million a year.Goodwill is a very catchy name for his business.You donate to his business and then he sells the items for PROFIT.He pays nothing for his products and pays his workers minimum wage! Nice Guy.$0.00 goes to help anyone! Stop giving to this man.
Instead, give it to ANY OF THE FOLLOWING
GO "GREEN" AND PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE IT WILL DO SOME GOOD:
The Salvation ArmyCommissioner, Todd Bassett receives a small salary of only $13,000 per year (plus housing) for managing this $2 billion dollar organization.96 percent of donated dollars go to the cause.
The American LegionNational Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!
The Veterans of Foreign WarsNational Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!
The Disabled American VeteransNational Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!
The Military Order of Purple HeartsNational Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!
The Vietnam Veterans AssociationNational Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.Your donations go to help Veterans and their families and youth!
Make a Wish: For children's last wishes.100% goes to funding trips or special wishes for a dying child.
St. Jude Research Hospital100% goes towards funding and helping Children with Cancer who have no insurance and can not afford to pay.
Ronald McDonald HousesAll monies go to running the houses for parents who have critical Children in the hospital.100% goes to housing, and feeding the families.
Lions Club International100% OF DONATIONS GO TO HELP THE BLIND, BUY HEARING AIDES, SUPPORT MEDICAL MISSIONS AROUND THE WORLD. THEIR LATEST UNDERTAKING IS MEASLES VACCINATIONS (ONLY $1.00 PER SHOT).
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Origins: When deciding which charities to donate to, many people consider an important factor to be the "efficiency" of these organizations '-- that is, what percentage of the monies taken in by a given charity goes to funding its mission rather than being eaten up by costs such as fundraising activities, salaries, and other administrative overhead.The e-mail reproduced above, which began circulating in 2005 and has been re-circulated every year since then around Christmastime, attempts to steer potential
donors away from inefficient charities. Unfortunately, much of the information it presents was inaccurate back in 2005, and it has grown only more so in the years since then, resulting in a misleading and outdated view of various charities. We attempt to present accurate and up-to-date information about the named charities below.The following efficiency information is derived from the Charity Navigator web site, the GuideStar web site and Forbes magazine's November 2009 special report on the 200 Largest U.S. Charities. Salary information is taken from Schedule J (Compensation Information) of the various charities' IRS Form 990 filings, an annual reporting return that certain federally tax-exempt organizations must file with the IRS which provides information on the filing organization's mission, programs, and finances. (In the context of this article, the term "efficiency" refers to the percentage of total budget/expenses that each listed organization spends on providing charitable programs and services, while the term "compensation" or "pay" includes salary, one-time payments, and deferred compensation.)
UNICEF: The e-mail is not specific about which executive is being referred to here, as UNICEF (the United Nations Children's Fund) is a global organization with offices in 190 countries. We're assuming the reference is to the President and CEO of the United States Fund for UNICEF, Caryl M. Stern, whose last reported total yearly compensation was $472,891, not $1,200,000. Both Charity Navigator and Forbes rate this organization's efficiency at 91%, far greater than the 14% claimed in the e-mail cited above. In response to the claim that UNICEF's CEO receives "a Royal Royce for his exclusive use where ever he goes," UNICEF told us that "There is no Rolls Royce or company car provided for any staff member at UNICEF or the U.S. Fund, including the President and CEO of the U.S. Fund or UNICEF's Executive Director.American Red Cross: The information presented above is outdated (as of October 2010), as Marsha J. Evans resigned her position as CEO of the American Red Cross in 2005. The current President and CEO of the American Red Cross (since 2008) is Gail J. McGovern, whose total yearly compensation for 2010 was about $1,037,000 (considerably higher than the $651,957 figure mentioned above) and for 2011 was about $561,000. Charity Navigator and Forbes both rate this organization's efficiency at 92%, much higher than the 39% figure claimed in the e-mail.United Way: The United Way is another charitable organization that operates on both global and local levels. We're assuming the e-mail references the President and CEO of United Way Worldwide, Brian A. Gallagher, whose last reported total yearly compensation was $717,076 (including a base salary of $415,613, which is a bit higher than the $375,000 figure reported above). Charity Navigator rates this organization's efficiency at 89%, while Forbes rates it at 85%, both much higher than the 51% efficiency claimed in the e-mail.World Vision: World Vision is yet another charitable organization with global reach, but the message quoted above specifically references World Vision Canada. That organization provided us with the following information:Dave Toycen [President and CEO of World Vision Canada] salary is $184,000 which is a matter of public record. As per our Board's compensation policy, Dave and all of our top executives earn substantially less than executives who run comparable organizations. This policy is overseen by our Board's Executive Committee and is regularly assessed by an independent external consultant. We disclose executive compensation as required to the Canada Revenue Agency.Dave does not live in a $700,000-$800,000 home, and none of his housing costs are paid for by World Vision. He has lived in the same house outside of Toronto for more than 20 years. He travels economy class and does not use the most cutting edge technology.
Accountability in the use of funds and transparency to our donors are among our core values and they are taken seriously at World Vision. As evidence of this:
- The facts about our executive compensation, including the President's renumeration, are published openly on our website;
- Our annual report and independently audited financial statements are also available for review.
World Vision Canada's (self-reported) efficiency is 81%, much higher than the 52% figure claimed above.Salvation Army: The information presented above is outdated, as W. Todd Bassett stepped down as National Commander of The Salvation Army in April 2006; the current National Commander of the Salvation Army (since 2010) is William A. Roberts. The Salvation Army is not required to file a Form 990 with the IRS because it is primarily a religious organization, but according to the Better Business Bureau (BBB), Roberts' last reported total annual compensation was $126,920, much higher than the $13,000 reported above. Forbes rates this organization's efficiency at 82%, a fair bit lower than the 93% figure claimed in the e-mail.Goodwill: Goodwill Industries International is not a business that takes in donated items and resells them for a profit. It is a not-for-profit organization that provides job training, employment placement services and other community-based programs for people who have disabilities, lack education or job experience, or face employment challenges. Goodwill raises money for their programs through a chain of thrift stores which also operate as non-profits.The CEO of Goodwill Industries International is not Mark Curran, nor does he make $2.3 million a year. The current President and CEO of Goodwill is Jim Gibbons, who in 2011 received a total reported compensation of $725,000.
March of Dimes: Charity Navigator rates the March of Dimes' efficiency at 64.6%, a fair bit lower than most of the charities mentioned here, but much higher than the 10% figure claimed in the e-mail example quoted above.St. Jude Children's Research Hospital: Charity Navigator rates the efficiency of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at 70.3%, considerably lower than the 100% figure claimed of it above.Ronald McDonald Houses: Ronald McDonald House charities operate at local levels in dozens of different metropolitan areas in the U.S. with varying levels of efficiency. Charity Navigator rates the efficiency of the parent organization at 89.5%.Lions Club International: Charity Navigator rates the efficiency of the Lions Clubs International Foundation at 83.9%.A 2011 addendum to the original message presented the following information:The American Legion National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.The Veterans of Foreign Wars National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.The Disabled American Veterans National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.The Military Order of Purple Hearts National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.The Vietnam Veterans Association National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary.The Wounded Warriors National Commander receives a $0.00 zero salary. These organizations with no salaries have donations going to help Veterans and their families and youth.
According to the most recent available Form 990 filings, all of these statements are false and/or misleading (in large part because the National Commanders are not necessarily the top business executives of these organizations):The two men who served as National Commander of the American Legion during the 2009 tax year (David Rehbein and Clarence Hill) received total aggregate compensation of $103,701. The American Legion's National Adjutant (Daniel Wheeler), who is described as "the administrative head of the organization," received $201,661 in total compensation.The two men who served as the Veterans of Foreign Wars' Commander-in-Chief during the 2009 tax year (Glen M. Gardner, Jr. and Thomas J. Tradewell, Sr.) received an aggregate total compensation of $329,868.In the 2009 tax year, the National Adjutant of Disabled American Veterans (Arthur H. Wilson), who is described as "serving as the DAV's chief executive officer," received a total compensation of $328,252.The Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) is a separate entity from the Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Foundation (MOPHSF), although the former is largely dependent upon the latter to raise funds for its programs. For tax year 2009, the Executive Director of the MOPHSF (Gregory A. Bresser), who left that post in August 2009, received $142,986 in total compensation.In tax year 2009, the President of Vietnam Veterans of America (the closest match to the "Vietnam Veterans Association" mentioned in the e-mail), John Rowan, received a total compensation of $69,874. (The highest paid executive was CFO/staff director Joseph Sternburg, who was paid $137,902.)For the fiscal year ending September 2013, the Executive Director of the Wounded Warrior Project, Steven Nardizzi, received a total compensation of $375,000.Unfortunately, the six veterans-related charitable organizations mentioned above don't receive very high marks for efficiency (as determined by Charity Navigator, the BBB, or Form 990 information):American Legion: 55%Veterans of Foreign Wars: 84%Disabled American Veterans: 77%Military Order of Purple Heart Service Foundation: 35%Vietnam Veterans of America: 25%Wounded Warrior Project: 58%Additional information:Last updated: 4 January 2015 Urban Legends Reference Pages (C) 1995-2015 by snopes.com.This material may not be reproduced without permission.snopes and the snopes.com logo are registered service marks of snopes.com.
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Obama DOJ in $29 Million Charleston Shooting Payout Memory Hole
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 20:22
On the late afternoon of Friday June 19 the Obama Justice Department led by new Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced it will ''fast track'' $29 million to victim families of the June 17 shooting at the Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston South Carolina, Reuters reports. The exorbitant payout amounts to over $3.2 million per family.
As widely reported in corporate news media, a prominent victim of the tragic shooting was career South Carolina political leader and Democratic Party operative Senator Clementa Pinckney. Pinckney was also pastor of the AME Church, and alongside Pickney four of the slain''Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, Depayne Middleton-Doctor, and Daniel Simmons Sr,''were AME reverends and officers.
''The massive Gothic structure'' housing Charleston's AME Church ''suffers from severe structural deterioration resulting primarily from termite infestation'' Church administrators were thus in dire need of funds for such repairs, the South Carolina Department of Archives and History observed in 2014.
Veteran 19-Year South Carolina Legislator Senator Clementa Pinckney [Image Credit: CNN]
DOJ spokesman Kevin Lewis stated that the funds are intended to ''help families of victims of the mass murder of nine churchgoers at a historic black church in Charleston.''An unknown portion of the money will be sent under the US national Crime Victim Assistance Formula Grant program, and may be used to provide services to the shooting victims' families, the DOJ's Lewis said.
The tragic church shooting took place on the same day Lynch was officially sworn in to office as the nation's top law enforcement officer.
Between June 15 and 19, 2015 the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Charleston was conducting The Active Shooter Threat Instructor Training Program, ''designed to provide a field training agent or officer with high quality training and instill the analytical knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for the highest proficiency in this specialized field,'' the course description reads. ''The course takes Active Shooter Threat Tactics Training to the next level by emphasizing leadership, teach backs, and adult learning as well as the traditional technical skills needed by field training officers and special agents.''
President Obama meets with Attorney General Loretta Lynch in the Oval Office, April 27, 2015. [Image Credit: Official White House Photo]
In the wake of the December 14, 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre event overseen by the Department of Homeland Security Eric Holder's DOJ funneled at least 9 million in federal money via the DOJ to the Newtown community for alleged services to victims' families and the ''trauma'' experienced by first responders (e.g. here, here and here).Such funding bolstered an unprecedented $50 million allocated by Connecticut Governor Dannell Malloy for the construction of a new Sandy Hook Elementary School contingent upon the leveling of the then-existing structure. Further, tens of millions were generated through a ''Sandy Hook Charity Industry''''a vast array of independent charities purportedly soliciting funds on behalf of the families. The population of Newtown is 1,977, according to 2013 statistics.
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Compensation Protocol: A Guide to Responding to Mass Casualty Incidentshttp://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/Digitization/212431NCJRS.pdfThe product of the OVC-funded Mass Casualty Protocol project, this manual examines the role of victim compensation programs during a mass casualty incident and describes a strategy for serving victims, survivors, allied victim professionals, and compensation program staff.
Field Manual for Mental Health and Human Service Workers in Major Disastershttp://store.samhsa.gov/product/Field-Manual-for-Mental-Health-and-Human-Service-Workers-in-Major-Disasters/ADM90-0537This Field Manual is intended for mental health workers and other human service providers who assist survivors following a disaster. This pocket reference provides the basics of disaster mental health, with numerous specific and practical suggestions for workers. Essential information about disaster survivors' reactions and needs is included. "Helping" skills are described with guidance for when to refer for professional assistance. Strategies for worker stress prevention and management are presented in the last section.
Helping Survivors in the Wake of Disasterhttp://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/treatment/early/helping-survivors-after-disaster.aspThis fact sheet provides concise information for volunteers, mental health clinicians, chaplains, and medical personnel on the effects of traumatic stress and recommendations for helping survivors of disasters.
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Apple Removes All American Civil War Games From the App Store Because of the Confederate Flag | Touch Arcade
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 14:51
If you've been watching the news recently, you'll know of the huge debate in the U.S over the role of the Confederate flag in contemporary America. Many see it as a reminder of the many pre-Civil War injustices while others see it simply as a way to honor the soldiers who died for the Confederacy. Many large US companies, like Walmart and Amazon, have already banned the sale of any Confederate flag merchandise as a reaction to the recent events. Now, it appears that Apple has decided to join them by pulling many Civil War wargames from the App Store. As of the writing of this story, games like Ultimate General: Gettysburg and all the Hunted CowCivil War games are nowhere to be found. Apple is famous for reaching for the axe rather than the scalpel when it comes to political issues (like rejecting Hunted Cow's Tank Battle 1942 for depicting Germans and Russians as enemies), so this move doesn't come as a great surprise.
Apple's Tim Cook has recently spoke against displaying the Confederate flag, so I suppose this development was to be expected. However, censoring historical games (if that is indeed the reason why the games have been pulled) is always very tricky because those games don't glorify or promote a cause but, rather, represent historical events using the symbols and insignia of the period. However, I can also see the political and social pressure mounting at the moment, which makes pulling the games the "safest" action for Apple. What do you think? If Apple has indeed pulled the games for displaying the Confederate flag, is Apple's action justified, or was there another way to eradicate racism and remove the symbols and words that feed it, as Tim Cook put it?
Update: It's looking like Apple has pulled everything from the App Store that features a Confederate flag, regardless of context. The reasoning Apple is sending developers is "...because it includes images of the confederate flag used in offensive and mean-spirited ways." We just spoke with Andrew from HexWar Games, who have released many historical strategy games. He insists, "We're in no way sympathetic to the use of the flag in an offensive way, we used it purely because historically that was the flag that was used at the time."
This is how the Confederate flag was displayed inside HexWar titles
HexWar Games plans on attempting to re-submit their games using the lesser-known 1861 version of the Confederate flag. But, who knows if that will even be approved. No one is sure yet if Apple is banning all mention of the Confederacy, or just the specific image of the flag which has since become such a hot button issue in the USA.
Update 2: We just received a statement from Maxim Zasov of Game Labs, the developers of Ultimate General: Gettysburg. It is as follows:
We accept Apple's decision and understand that this is a sensitive issue for the American Nation. We wanted our game to be the most accurate, historical, playable reference of the Battle of Gettysburg. All historical commanders, unit composition and weaponry, key geographical locations to the smallest streams or farms are recreated in our game's battlefield.
We receive a lot of letters of gratitude from American teachers who use our game in history curriculum to let kids experience one of the most important battles in American history from the Commander's perspective.
Spielberg's "Schindler's List" did not try to amend his movie to look more comfortable. The historical "Gettysburg" movie (1993) is still on iTunes. We believe that all historical art forms: books, movies, or games such as ours, help to learn and understand history, depicting events as they were. True stories are more important to us than money.
Therefore we are not going to amend the game's content and Ultimate General: Gettysburg will no longer be available on AppStore. We really hope that Apple's decision will achieve the desired results. We can't change history, but we can change the future.
Ultimate General: Gettysburg wasn't alone in focusing on tasteful, historical accuracy. The vast majority of the Civil War strategy games I've played on my iPad put great emphasis on focusing on the historical significance of the battles, units, locations, and generals included. We've also heard that these types of games have been used as teaching tools, making their removal from the App Store feel that much more reactionary.
Update 3: We now have an official Apple statement regarding the removal of the games. Specifically, Apple states that "we have removed apps from the App Store that use the Confederate flag in offensive or mean-spirited ways, which is in violation of our guidelines." Sources close to the company say that it's working with the developers affected by the flag ban to get the issue resolved and get the games back on the App Store. However, the developers will have to either remove or replace the Confederate flag. If this is indeed what Apple is demanding from the developers, it raises all kind of questions about censorship and historical memory as it literally risks rewriting history. Objectionable as it is, the existence of the Confederate flag in these Civil War games is historically accurate, and I'm not sure that any company should have the ability to mold history to its standards and beliefs.
Caught On Tape: Confederate Flag "Taken Down" From South Carolina Capitol
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 22:53
The Confederate Flag flying over South Carolina's Capitol building has been removed (temporarily)... not by congressional decree, but by the hands of spider-man-like Bree Newsome who scaled the 30-foot flagpole. However, shortly after her arrest by State Capitol police, the flag was raised again...
What comes down, must go back up...
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10 Must-Read Saudi Cables on Iraq | 1001 Iraqi Thoughts
Thu, 25 Jun 2015 06:16
By Ali Hadi Al-Musawi (@ahmusawi)
While only a small portion of the half a million Saudi cables have so far been released by WikiLeaks, a quick scan of the available documents that relate to Iraq reveal three consistent approaches adopted by the Kingdom in an effort to extend its influence in the country: financial and political support for Sunni Arab tribes, politicians and Kurdish actors that are willing to undermine the central government in Baghdad; close communication with Baath Party officers, financial support and political asylum for families of high-ranking former officials; and regional diplomatic efforts aimed at undermining the sovereign legitimacy of the Iraqi state.
Here are ten of the most insightful leaked cables concerning Iraq:
1 '' Saudi seeks to co-opt Iraq's Sunni Arabs
Saudi Arabia's foreign ministry proposes a three-stage plan to establish connections with, and ultimately co-opt, Sunni Arab tribes and politicians in Iraq. The stated goal is to undermine the government of Prime Minister al-Maliki and nurture assets that are sympathetic to Saudi Arabia's policies in Iraq. The cable recommends close coordination between the Kingdom's foreign ministry and intelligence agency, and suggests inviting co-opted Iraqis on a regular basis to the Kingdom in order to ''strengthen relations and exchange views and information''.
Another cable reveals how it is inundated with requests from tribesmen to visit the Kingdom, primarily in search of financial assistance. The ministry notes that some of these requests have come from individuals who reside outside of Iraq and have little influence on the ground. The memo goes on to recommend that Sunni tribes with deep connections should be sought out in order to further the Kingdom's national interests.
Numerous cables reveal how a wide spectrum of Iraqi Sunnis that are motivated by financial and political gains have requested to visit Saudi Arabia. They include the notorious Erbil-based Anbari sheikh Ali Hatem Sulaiman who famously called for violent attacks against Iraqi Security Forces; and other Dulaimi tribesmen.
2 '' Saudi bribes Iraqi leaders with Hajj visas
The foreign ministry cable notes how a request from Iraq's official Hajj (pilgrimage) body for an additional 2,000 visas was rejected by Saudi authorities. Instead, some 6,000 visas were secretly offered to leaders of the Sunni al-Iraqiya bloc: Ayad Allawi, Tariq al-Hashemi and Usama al-Nujaifi. Only Allawi's 2,000 visas were eventually processed.
Saudi Arabia officially allocates a strictly limited quota of Hajj visas for all Muslim countries. Thus, Allawi would have taken advantage of his allocation to enhance his political standing and reward those loyal to him.
3 '' Saudi letters to fugitive Tariq al-Hashemi
A cable from the Kingdom's embassy in Jordan refers to two letters addressed to former Iraqi vice president Tariq al-Hashemi from the Saudi crown prince and the head of the intelligence agency. An arrest warrant related to terror charges had been issued by Iraqi authorities for Hashemi, who was residing in Erbil at the time,
4 '' Saudi buys off Kurdish Islamists
Saudi's intelligence agency approved a request of financial assistance for a Kurdish Islamist charity in the KRG and allocated 2 million riyals (approximately 530,000 USD) in aid, in addition to political and media support.
5 '' Saudi seeks closer ties with Barzani because of his anti-Maliki stance
Saudi foreign minister Saud al-Faisal concurs with the intelligence agency's recommendation to host Kurdistan Region of Iraq's Masoud Barzani in Riyadh because of his opposition to Prime Minister Al-Maliki.
6 '' Maliki rejects Iranian mediation on oil dispute with Erbil
A cable from the Saudi embassy in Tehran notes that KRG president Masoud Barzani asked Iran to mediate on his behalf in order to persuade Prime Minister al-Maliki to loosen up the revenue-sharing arrangement between Baghdad and Erbil (such as allowing independent Kurdish oil exports). Maliki tells Iran that he will not budge and will abide by the constitution.
7 '' Izzat al-Douri's son communicates with Saudi embassy in Yemen
The son of former vice president Izzat al-Douri requests a meeting with the Saudi ambassador in Sanaa in order to pass on a message from his father to the Saudi leadership. Al-Douri heads the main wing of the outlawed Baath Party and is responsible for countless attacks on US and Iraqi personnel since 2003.
8 '' Saudi supports family of Saddam-era minister
The family of former deputy prime minister Hikmat Azzawi, who was number 45 on the Iraq most-wanted playing cards, request political asylum in the Kingdom. Their request is passed on to the relevant committee and the Saudi embassy in Amman decides to provide them with financial support in the meantime.
Another foreign ministry cable discusses the case of Adnan al-Dulaimi, who served as head of Saddam Hussein's legal defense team, and has requested asylum in the Kingdom. The cable notes that he still maintains ''extensive relations with the Baathist leadership in Jordan and Syria''.
9 '' Baath Party threatens to attack Arab leaders at Baghdad Summit
An email sent to the Saudi embassy in Jordan, purportedly from Saddam Hussein's Republican Guard, warns all Arab countries not to attend the Arab League Summit in Baghdad in March 2012. The group threatens to wreak havoc and target all attendees if the summit is held in Baghdad.
10 '' Saudi instructs Gulf states to minimize representation at Baghdad Summit
Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal expresses Saudi's dissatisfaction at the decision to host the Arab League Summit in Baghdad because it would ''hand Iraq over to Iran'', and reasserts the Kingdom's instructions to its Gulf neighbours to ensure that their representation at the summit is limited to the level of ambassadorial envoys to the Arab League.
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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 06:32
Donna asked: How can I clean a saucepan with burnt milk and cheese? I made macaroni and cheese and it burnt onto the inside of my Farberware saucepan. It's been soaking for two days and has not loosened. Thanks for any help you can give. It's a good pan, and I hope not to throw it away.
When food burns to the bottom of the pan, you could have a real cleaning challenge. Of course, try to salvage the food first and then use one of these methods to remove the burnt remains.
You Will Need:SaltWaterPlastic scrubberPlastic or wooden scraperSteps to Remove the Burnt On Food:Place the bottom of the pan in cold water immediately to stop the cooking/burning.Fill the pan with water. You want the water to cover the burnt areas. If the entire pan is burnt, you can choose to soak the entire pan or work on the bottom and then go for a second round to get the sides.Add a good amount of salt to the water.Allow the burnt on residue to soak in the salt water for an hour.Use a plastic or wooden scraper to remove as much of the loosened food as possible.If the burnt-on residue is not coming loose, bring the water to a boil.Turn off the heat and allow the pan to soak with the saltwater in it for an additional 12 hours.Bring to a boil a second time to loosen the food further.Use a plastic scraper or wooden spoon to remove as much as possible.Wash as normal.You Will Need:Fabric softener sheetsWaterPlastic or wooden scraperSteps to Remove the Burnt On Food:Fill the pan with hot water.Place a fabric softener sheet in the water.Allow the pan to soak for several hours to overnight.Use a plastic scraper to remove the loosened food debris.Wash as normal.You Will Need:2-3 LemonsWaterPlastic or wooden scraperSteps to Remove the Burnt On Food:Begin by filling the pan with water.Cut a few lemons in half and place them in the pan.Bring the water and lemons to a boil.Allow the mixture to boil for several minutes.Remove the pan from the heat and allow it to cool.The burnt on food should be released and softened so that it can be removed with a plastic or wooden scraper.Wash as normal.You Will Need:Coca ColaPlastic scrubberPlastic or wooden scraperSteps to Remove the Burnt On Food:Fill the pan with Coca-Cola.Allow it to set in the pan for several hours, or until the food is loosened.Use a scraper to remove as much of the residue as possible, then clean with a plastic scrubber to scrub away the rest.Wash as usual.Avoid using abrasive cleaners or scrubbers, especially with non-stick pans, as it can ruin the coating.Never use washing soda on aluminum pans. It can lead to corrosion and damage the pans.If you have a glass pan, try soaking it in water with denture cleaner. The cleaner will loosen the burnt on food.If there is just a thin film of burnt on residue remaining, sprinkle it with baking soda and scrub it away with a moist cloth or plastic scrubber. The baking soda acts as a minor abrasive and will aid in removing that final layer.
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Putin Strikes Back: Cuts Ukraine Gas Discount
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:27
We had wondered at the relative lack of response by Russia to extended sanctions and asset freezes in Europe and now we see the first major move. Having confirmed new counter-sanctions this morning, Russian President Vladimir Putin just threw The IMF (US taxpayers), and Ukraine's 'American' finance minister under the bus...
"Moscow can no longer give Ukraine gas discounts due to the current drop in oil prices."
The price must be on level of other countries like Poland, he added.
While Christine Lagarde has made it clear she will spend Other People's Money in Ukraine (but not Greece) no matter whether Ukraine defaults or not, one suspects the end of the gas discount will crush IMF expectations for Ukraine growth and make it increasingly impossible for her to justify throwing worse money after bad...
Does Ukraine have any gold left with which to grease the skids?
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As we asked previously, is this the start of Russia's move to cut Ukraine out of the loop?
This is an eventful period for EU-Russia gas relations.
EU-Russia existing gas connections
So, how should the most recent evolutions of the Russian waltz of pipelines be interpreted? There are three possible scenarios:
i) Turkish Stream for Turkey only & Nord Stream for the EU. In this scenario Russia would target the construction of the first string of Turkish Stream to divert the 14 bcm per year currently supplied to Turkey via the Trans-Balkan pipeline (crossing Ukraine, Moldova, Romania and Bulgaria) by 2016, as recently agreed in Ankara. This would allow Russia to capitalize on the massive investments already made in the "Russian Southern Corridor" and to make use of the South Stream pipes already delivered at the Varna harbor and of the pipe-laying ships already placed in the Black Sea. Considering the regulatory and financial barriers to the development of new infrastructure to deliver Turkish Stream gas to EU destination markets, Russia would abandon its plan to supply the EU market via Turkish Stream and rather invest in the expansion of Nord Stream to cover this market.
ii) Nord Stream expansion as a bargaining chip to advance Turkish Stream. In this scenario Russia would propose the expansion of Nord Stream, in order to have another bargaining chip in the negotiations with Turkey (and Greece), and to quickly advance the full Turkish Stream project and ensure better commercial conditions. This would allow Gazprom to avoid further controversies around the OPAL pipeline and to deliver gas directly to southern European markets. This way Gazprom's ability to sell gas to southern Europe would not depend on additional north-south pipelines under EU rules, and some price-differentiation between the northern and southern market for Gazprom gas could be maintained.
iii) No pipelines, just politics. In this scenario Russia does not intend to develop either the full Turkish Stream (but at most the first string for the Turkish market) or the expansion of Nord Stream. The proposals are thus intended to create political cleavages within the EU, at a moment when the EU is toughening its stance against Russia due to the Ukraine crisis. They create cleavages between northern and southern EU countries (Germany favoured by Nord Stream; Italy and Greece favoured by Turkish Stream); between the EU and Member States (for example Member states' actions that counteract the Brussels strategy to diversify away fro m Russia); and within EU countries (by causing the interests of governments and energy companies to diverge). In such a scenario, this waltz of pipelines thus represents a new chapter in Russia's enduring divide and rule strategy vis- -vis the EU energy market.
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With potential Greek pivots still on the table (as The IMF shuns Greece's offer) and the odd new allies in The Middle East, it appears this economic sabre-rattle will once again boomerang back to Washington as Ukraine goes from failed state to failed-er state.
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CHERTOFF-Homeland Security seeks cyber counterattack system - CNN.com
Thu, 25 Jun 2015 06:22
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- First, there was "Einstein," the federal government's effort to protect itself from cyber attacks by limiting the number of portals to government computer systems and searching for signs of cyber tampering.
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff wants better protection for government computer systems.
Then Einstein 2.0, a system now being tested to detect computer intrusions as they happen.
And in the future? Perhaps Einstein 3.0, which would give the government the ability to fight back.
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff on Friday said he'd like to see a government computer infrastructure that could look for early indications of computer skullduggery and stop it before it happens.
The system "would literally, like an anti-aircraft weapon, shoot down an attack before it hits its target," he said. "And that's what we call Einstein 3.0."
At a meeting with reporters to highlight National Cyber Security Month, Chertoff reiterated his belief that the government should aggressively defend its computer systems, saying that terrorists, if they gain expertise already available to others, would "cause potentially very serious havoc" to government systems.
"Let's make the investment now rather than wait until there's a huge catastrophe," he said.
But despite his emphasis on the risks posed, Chertoff said the government is moving slowly to avoid stepping on the toes of the private sector as it addresses calls to reorganize the governance of cyberspace to provide accountability and authority.
"I think the question of what is the government's role in cyberspace in general needs to be discussed among all the stakeholders, because there is a culture of cyberspace that is an open architecture," he said. "And I think if we just came in and said we want to take it over, there'd be, understandably, a considerable amount of discomfort with that."
"We are deliberately going slowly because we recognize that the issue of government involvement in the Internet is fraught with all kinds of potential concerns and potential anxieties about not having the government have a big-foot impact on an area of communication and commerce that has traditionally been viewed as really independent and free."
Chertoff said the government is "feeling our way to what is the right mix of government involvement with protecting the Internet in the private domain while preserving everybody's comfort level that we're not going to be in their business in a way that would be inappropriate."
Asked if he envisioned a world with two cyberspaces, he said he envisions a world with "a lot of different levels of security and trust, depending upon the nature of what it is that you're doing."
"We already have that now, in the sense that we have classified systems which are walled off from unclassified systems," he said.
The Bush administration released its National Cyber Security Initiative in January. The "most immediate component" of it from the Department of Homeland Security's perspective, Chertoff said, is to increase security for federal government computer systems.
But another priority is to work with the private sector to address threats to businesses. This includes not only protection from hackers, but also from counterfeit parts, which an individual or another nation could use to create vulnerabilities in the United States, he said.
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Einstein (US-CERT program) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thu, 25 Jun 2015 06:22
Einstein (also known as the EINSTEIN Program) is an intrusion detection system that monitors the network gateways of government departments and agencies in the United States for unauthorized traffic. The software was developed by the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT),[1] which is the operational arm of the National Cyber Security Division[2] (NCSD) of the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS).[3] The program was originally developed to provide "situational awareness" for the civilian agencies. The first version examined network traffic while the expansion in development could look at content.[4]
Mandate[edit]Einstein is the product of U.S. congressional and presidential actions of the early 2000s including the E-Government Act of 2002 which sought to improve U.S. government services on the Internet.
Einstein's mandate originated in the Homeland Security Act and the Federal Information Security Management Act, both in 2002, and the Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 7,[1] which was issued on December 17, 2003.[6]
The Federal Computer Incident Response Capability (FedCIRC) was one of four watch centers that were protecting federal information technology[7] when the E-Government Act of 2002 designated it the primary incident response center.[8] With FedCIRC at its core, US-CERT was formed in 2003 as a partnership between the newly created DHS and the CERT Coordination Center which is at Carnegie Mellon University and funded by the U.S. Department of Defense.[7] US-CERT delivered Einstein to meet statutory and administrative requirements that DHS help protect federal computer networks and the delivery of essential government services.[1] Einstein was implemented to determine if the government was under cyber attack. Einstein did this by collecting flow data from all civilian agencies and compared that flow data to a baseline.
If one Agency reported a cyber event, the 24/7 Watch at US-CERT could look at the incoming flow data and assist resolution.If one Agency was under attack, US-CERT Watch could quickly look at other Agency feeds to determine if was across the board or isolated.On November 20, 2007, "in accordance with" an Office of Management and Budget (OMB) memo,[9] Einstein version 2 was required for all federal agencies, except the Department of Defense and United States Intelligence Community agencies in the executive branch.[10]
Adoption[edit]Einstein was deployed in 2004[1] and until 2008 was voluntary.[11] By 2005, three federal agencies participated and funding was available for six additional deployments. By December 2006, eight agencies participated in Einstein and by 2007, DHS itself was adopting the program department-wide.[12] By 2008, Einstein was deployed at fifteen[13] of the nearly six hundred agencies, departments and Web resources in the U.S. government.[14]
Features[edit]When it was created, Einstein was "an automated process for collecting, correlating, analyzing, and sharing computer security information across the Federal civilian government."[1] Einstein does not protect the network infrastructure of the private sector.[15] As described in 2004, its purpose is to "facilitate identifying and responding to cyber threats and attacks, improve network security, increase the resiliency of critical, electronically delivered government services, and enhance the survivability of the Internet."[1]
Einstein was designed to resolve the six common security weaknesses[1] that were collected from federal agency reports and identified by the OMB in or before its report for 2001 to the U.S. Congress.[16] In addition, the program addresses detection of computer worms, anomalies in inbound and outbound traffic, configuration management as well as real-time trends analysis which US-CERT offers to U.S. departments and agencies on the "health of the Federal.gov domain".[1] Einstein was designed to collect session data including:[1]
US-CERT may ask for additional information in order to find the cause of anomalies Einstein finds. The results of US-CERT's analysis are then given to the agency for disposition.[1]
Einstein 2[edit]During Einstein 1, it was determined that the civilian agencies did not know what their IP space was. This was obviously a security concern. Once it was determined what an Agency's IP looked like, it was immediately clear that the Agency had more IP Gateways than could be reasonably instrumented and protected. This gave birth to the OMB's TIC, Trusted Internet Connections" Initiative. Three constraints on Einstein that the DHS is trying to address are the large number of access points to U.S. agencies, the low number of agencies participating, and the program's "backward-looking architecture".[17] An OMB "Trusted Internet Connections" initiative[9] was expected to reduce the government's 4,300 access points to 50 or fewer by June 2008.[18][19] After agencies reduced access points by over 60% and requested more than their target, OMB reset their goal to the latter part of 2009 with the number to be determined.[19] A new version of Einstein was planned to "collect network traffic flow data in real time and also analyze the content of some communications, looking for malicious code, for example in e-mail attachments."[20] The expansion is known to be one of at least nine measures to protect federal networks.[21]
The new version, called EINSTEIN 2, will have a "system to automatically detect malicious network activity, creating alerts when it is triggered".[22] Einstein 2 will use "the minimal amount" necessary of predefined attack signatures which will come from internal, commercial and public sources. The Einstein 2 sensor monitors each participating agency's Internet access point, "not strictly...limited to" Trusted Internet Connections, using both commercial and government-developed software.[23] Einstein could be enhanced to create an early warning system to predict intrusions.[17]
US-CERT may share Einstein 2 information with "federal executive agencies" according to "written standard operating procedures" and only "in a summary form". Because US-CERT has no intelligence or law enforcement mission it will notify and provide contact information to "law enforcement, intelligence, and other agencies" when an event occurs that falls under their responsibility.[23]
Einstein 3[edit]Version 3.0 of Einstein has been discussed to prevent attacks by "shoot[ing] down an attack before it hits its target."[24] The NSA is moving forward to begin a program known as ''Einstein 3,'' which will monitor ''government computer traffic on private sector sites.'' (AT&T is being considered as the first private sector site.) The program plan, which was devised under the Bush administration, is controversial, given the history of the NSA and the warrantless wiretapping scandal. Many DHS officials fear that the program should not move forward because of ''uncertainty about whether private data can be shielded from unauthorized scrutiny.''[25] Some believe the program will invade the privacy of individuals too much.[26]
Privacy[edit]In the Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for Einstein 2 published in 2008, DHS gave a general notice to people who use U.S. federal networks.[23] DHS assumes that Internet users do not expect privacy in the "To" and "From" addresses of their email or in the "IP addresses of the websites they visit" because their service providers use that information for routing. DHS also assumes that people have at least a basic understanding of how computers communicate and know the limits of their privacy rights when they choose to access federal networks.[23] The Privacy Act of 1974 does not apply to Einstein 2 data because its system of records generally do not contain personal information and so are not indexed or queried by the names of individual persons.[23] A PIA for the first version is also available from 2004.[1]
DHS is seeking approval for an Einstein 2 retention schedule in which flow records, alerts, and specific network traffic related to an alert may be maintained for up to three years, and if, for example in the case of a false alert, data is deemed unrelated or potentially collected in error, it can be deleted.[23] According to the DHS privacy assessment for US-CERT's 24x7 Incident Handling and Response Center in 2007, US-CERT data is provided only to those authorized users who "need to know such data for business and security purposes" including security analysts, system administrators and certain DHS contractors. Incident data and contact information are never shared outside of US-CERT and contact information is not analyzed. To secure its data, US-CERT's center began a DHS certification and accreditation process in May 2006 and expected to complete it by the first quarter of fiscal year 2007. As of March 2007, the center had no retention schedule approved by the National Archives and Records Administration and until it does, has no "disposition schedule"'--its "records must be considered permanent and nothing may be deleted".[27] As of April 2013, DHS still had no retention schedule but was working "with the NPPD records manager to develop disposition schedules".[28]
See also[edit]^ abcdefghijkUS-CERT (September 2004). "Privacy Impact Assessment: EINSTEIN Program"(PDF). U.S. Department of Homeland Security, National Cyber Security Division. Retrieved 2008-05-13. ^"About US-CERT". U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Retrieved 2008-05-18. ^Miller, Jason (May 21, 2007). "Einstein keeps an eye on agency networks". Federal Computer Week (1105 Media, Inc.). Retrieved 2008-05-13. ^Lieberman, Joe and Susan Collins (May 2, 2008). "Lieberman and Collins Step Up Scrutiny of Cyber Security Initiative". U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Retrieved 2008-05-14. [dead link]^"The National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace"(PDF). U.S. government via Department of Homeland Security. February 2003. p. 16. Retrieved 2008-05-18. ^Bush, George W. (December 17, 2003). "Homeland Security Presidential Directive/Hspd-7" (Press release). Office of the Press Secretary via whitehouse.gov. Retrieved 2008-05-18. ^ abGail Repsher Emery and Wilson P. Dizard III (September 15, 2003). "Homeland Security unveils new IT security team". Government Computer News (1105 Media, Inc.). Retrieved 2008-05-16. ^"About E-GOV: The E-Government Act of 2002". U.S. Office of Management and Budget. Retrieved 2008-05-16. ^ abJohnson, Clay III (November 20, 2007). "Implementation of Trusted Internet Connections (TIC), Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies (M-08-05)"(PDF). Office of Management and Budget. Retrieved 2010-10-18. ^US-CERT (May 19, 2008). "Privacy Impact Assessment for EINSTEIN 2"(PDF). U.S. Department of Homeland Security. p. 4. Retrieved 2008-06-12. ^Vijayan, Jaikumar (February 29, 2008). "Q&A: Evans says feds steaming ahead on cybersecurity plan, but with privacy in mind". Computerworld (IDG). Retrieved 2008-05-13. ^Office of the Inspector General (June 2007). "Challenges Remain in Securing the Nation's Cyber Infrastructure"(PDF). U.S. Department of Homeland Security. p. 12. Retrieved 2008-05-18. ^"Fact Sheet: U.S. Department of Homeland Security Five-Year Anniversary Progress and Priorities" (Press release). U.S. Department of Homeland Security. March 6, 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-18. ^Apart from 106 listings for "Website" or "Home Page", 486 listings appear in "A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies". U.S. General Services Administration. Retrieved 2008-05-18. ^Nakashima, Ellen (January 26, 2008). "Bush Order Expands Network Monitoring: Intelligence Agencies to Track Intrusions". The Washington Post (The Washington Post Company). Retrieved 2008-05-18. ^Office of Management and Budget (n.d.). "FY 2001 Report to Congress on Federal Government Information Security Reform"(PDF). Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. p. 11. Retrieved 2008-05-14. ^ ab"Remarks by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff to the 2008 RSA Conference" (Press release). U.S. Department of Homeland Security. April 8, 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-13. ^Vijayan, Jaikumar (February 28, 2008). "Feds downplay privacy fears on plan to expand monitoring of government networks". Computerworld (IDG). Retrieved 2008-05-13. ^ abMosquera, Mary (July 10, 2008). "OMB: Agencies must shed more gateways". Federal Computer Week (Media, Inc.). Retrieved 2008-07-10. ^Waterman, Shaun (March 8, 2008). "Analysis: Einstein and U.S. cybersecurity". United Press International. Retrieved 2008-05-13. ^"Fact Sheet: Protecting Our Federal Networks Against Cyber Attacks" (Press release). U.S. Department of Homeland Security. April 8, 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-13. ^"E P I C A l e r t". 15.11. Electronic Privacy Information Center. May 30, 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-13. ^ abcdefgUS-CERT (May 19, 2008). "Privacy Impact Assessment for EINSTEIN 2"(PDF). U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Retrieved 2008-06-12. ^"Homeland Security seeks cyber counterattack system". CNN (Turner Broadcasting System). October 4, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-07. ^Nakashima, Ellen (2009-07-03). "DHS Cybersecurity Plan Will Involve NSA, Telecoms". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2010-05-01. ^Radack, Jesselyn (2009-07-14). "NSA's Cyber Overkill: A Project to Safeguard Governmental Computers, Run by the NSA, is too Big a Threat to Americans' Privacy". Los Angeles Times. ^"Privacy Impact Assessment for the 24x7 Incident Handling and Response Center"(PDF). U.S. Department of Homeland Security. March 29, 2007. Retrieved 2008-05-14. ^"Privacy Impact Assessment for EINSTEIN 3 - Accelerated (E3A)"(PDF). U.S. Department of Homeland Security. April 19, 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-29.
More fed security woes, more DHS bills and a wait-and-see approach to EAGLE II -- FCW
Thu, 25 Jun 2015 06:22
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More fed security woes, more DHS bills and a wait-and-see approach to EAGLE IIBy FCW StaffJun 24, 2015Report: 47 agencies face possible login credential exposureThe OPM breach isn't the only recent example of cybersecurity vulnerabilities in government. Employees at 47 agencies may have had their login credentials exposed, according to a report by Recorded Future.
As of early 2015, 12 of these agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, allowed some users access to their computer networks with no form of two-factor authentication (ie, requiring both a password and a biometric identifier. The report found the Department of Energy most vulnerable to exposure on the web, with email/password combinations for nine different domains findable on the Internet. The Department of Commerce had exposures in seven domains, according to the report.
Recorded Future said all of the exposed government employee email/password combinations were found on sites like Pastebin. These websites let users share bits of code and they've become a ''dumping ground'' for stolen passwords.
Around half of Americans use the same passwords for various sites, including work. So if a third-party website's database is hacked and a government employee uses the same password at work, those credentials could allow a hacker access to an agency system.
The report suggests agencies should increase the security of login credentials with VPNs and/or two-factor authentication.
Senate panel waits on EinsteinThe Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved a handful of DHS-related measures June 24, but postponed action on a bill that would authorize the department's Einstein cybersecurity program.
Chairman Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and ranking Democrat Tom Carper of Delaware said the committee was working to come to consensus on legislation that would allow Congress to weigh in on the deployment of Einstein, which has taken on greater urgency in the wake of the breach at the Office of Personnel Management that exposed millions of current and former federal employees' personal information.
''It is a critically important program given the seemingly never-ending cyberattacks on our federal government,'' Carper said.
Among the bills the panel approved by voice vote was the Duplication Reduction Act, which would require the DHS CIO to conduct an internal census of IT systems, report on whether systems are duplicative, and come up with a strategy for reducing the number of such systems. The House passed its version of the bill by voice vote on June 23.
The committee also approved the nomination of Carol Ochoa to be inspector general at the General Services Administration.
GAO withholds judgment on DHS's Eagle IIThe Government Accountability Office said it's too early to tell whether DHS's efforts to open up its $22 billion Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading-Edge Solutions II (EAGLE II) suite of strategically sourced information technology services contracts to small businesses have been successful.
A GAO report released June 24 said DHS had set up programs to create small business tracks within each of EAGLE II's three lines of business; to establish a process to maintain a steady pool of eligible small businesses by reopening the EAGLE II solicitation after requiring businesses that outgrow their small business status to leave the program; and to require small business track prime contractors to team only with other small businesses.
GAO said that, as of March 2015, DHS had issued 74 EAGLE II task orders worth an estimated $591 million, almost all of which went to small businesses. However, the study said, it is too soon to evaluate the full impact of these steps because only about 3 percent of the anticipated $22 billion in task orders have been issued.
GAO said it began the study because the small business community raised questions about strategic sourcing reducing contracting opportunities.
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Terror Attacks This Morning In France, Kuwait, Tunisia
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:15
Three terror attacks topped the news this morning:
PARIS '-- An attacker stormed an American-owned industrial chemical plant near Lyon, France, on Friday, decapitated one person and tried unsuccessfully to blow up the factory, in what the French authorities said was a terrorist attack.
President Fran§ois Hollande said the attacker had been arrested and identified. The interior minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, said the suspect had been known to the intelligence services and had been under surveillance in 2006 as someone believed to have been radicalized.
The attacker had entered the plant in a vehicle that may have been driven by an accomplice, Mr. Hollande said, and tried to use gas canisters to set off a bigger explosion. He did not say whether the accomplice had also been detained. ''The attack was of a terrorist nature since a body was discovered, decapitated and with inscriptions,'' Mr. Hollande said.
Followed by this:
Gunmen armed with Kalashnikovs killed at least 27 people Friday, mostly tourists, in an attack on coastal resort hotels in Tunisia, according to multiple media reports, citing the interior ministry.
At least one gunman was killed in an exchange of gunfire with police at the Imp(C)rial Marhaba hotel in the coastal town of Sousse, according to Tunisia's state-run TAP news agency.
Sousse, a popular vacation spot for European tourists, is located about 90 miles southeast of the capital Tunis.
The news agency said the battle between police and the terrorists was still going on Friday afternoon.
And this:
A suicide bomber blew himself up at a packed Shi'ite Muslim mosque in Kuwait city during Friday prayers, killing more than ten people, the governor of Kuwait City said.
The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement posted on social media and said it targeted a "temple of the rejectionists" - a term it usually uses to refer to Shi'ite Muslims, whom it regards as heretics.
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It was the first suicide bombing attack on a Shi'ite mosque in the small Gulf Arab oil exporter, where Sunnis and Shi'ites live side by side with little apparent friction.
Islamic State on Tuesday urged its followers to step up attacks during the Ramadan fasting month against Christians, Shi'ites and Sunni Muslims fighting with a U.S.-led coalition against the ultra-radical group.
Kuwaiti parliament member Khalil al-Salih said worshippers were kneeling in prayer when a suicide bomber walked into the Imam al-Sadeq Mosque side and blew himself up, destroying walls and the ceiling.
"It was obvious from the suicide bomber's body that he was young. He walked into the prayer hall during sujood (kneeling in prayer), he looked ...in his 20s, I saw him with my own eyes," he told Reuters by telephone.
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WHATSAPP-French terrorism attack suspect took selfie with slain victim | World news | The Guardian
Sun, 28 Jun 2015 12:26
Herv(C) Cornara, killed in the attack on Friday, managed a transportation company that had employed suspect Yassin Salhi since March. Photograph: AFP/Getty
The main suspect in the beheading of a businessman that French authorities are calling a terrorist attack took a selfie with the victim and sent the image via WhatsApp to a Canadian mobile phone number, officials said on Saturday.
French investigators were working to determine the recipient's identity, but weren't able to immediately confirm media reports that it was an unspecified person now in Syria, where the Islamic State has seized territory, security officials said.
Related:French terrorist attack: mystery of 'calm and gentle' man who beheaded his boss
The revelation added to an investigation that has not turned up a solid link to radical or foreign groups, but has revived concerns about terrorism in France less than six months after deadly attacks in Paris.
Top suspect Yassin Salhi, a truck driver with a history of radical Islamic ties, and his sister and wife remained in police custody in the city of Lyon, a day after he allegedly crashed a truck into a US-owned chemical warehouse and hung his employer's severed head on a factory gate, officials said.
One of the officials said the selfie was forwarded via WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging system, to a phone number in Canada. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing.
Jean-Christophe de Le Rue, a spokesman for Canada's public safety minister, confirmed Canadian authorities were involved in the case.
''While I cannot comment on operational matters of national security, we are assisting the French authorities with their investigation,'' he said.
He declined to comment further on details of the investigation.
No group immediately claimed responsibility. The severed head appeared to mimic Isis's practice of beheading prisoners and displaying their heads, and came days after the militants urged attacks during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. French authorities said Salhi had had links to radical Salafists in the past.
Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre, a spokeswoman for the Paris prosecutor's office, said the leading suspect began speaking to investigators after first refusing to do so. She declined to provide details, but said investigators had not found any foreign connection.
The site of the beheading wasn't yet known to investigators, and the victim had been strangled beforehand, she said.
A fourth person arrested Friday was released without being charged. Under French anti-terrorism laws, Salhi and the women can be held for up to four days before either being released or handed preliminary charges.
The office of the French president, Francois Hollande, said he would convene a meeting with top parliamentary leaders about the matter on Tuesday.
Separately on Saturday, hundreds of people turned out in the region to honour businessman Herv(C) Cornara and denounce the violence. Dozens turned out for a minute of silence in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, the town south-east of Lyon where Friday's attack took place at an Air Products chemicals warehouse.
Several hundred people also gathered outside a housing project in the town of Fontaines-sur-Saone to honour Cornara, 54, the manager of a transportation company that had employed Salhi since March. They recalled a kind, humble man who was active in the community of the Lyon suburb.
''He lived on the fifth floor, me on the fourth. He spoke with all the young people in the neighborhood. He didn't differentiate between [non-Muslim] French and Muslims,'' said Leila Bouri, a 24-year-old cafeteria cashier. ''If you ever had a problem, you would go see him.''
''When I heard this, I was shocked. It's shameful,'' she said. ''I am a Muslim, but you can't kill like this. It's not who we are. In Islam, we're not told to slit throats. We only slit the throats of sheep. You don't slit the throats of people.''
The suspected killer, she added, ''isn't a Muslim in my opinion''.
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ISIS has minted its own currency
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:54
What's This?
This composite image created by Mashable shows what the initial planned coins might look like.Image: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters, Mashable Composite
By Megan Specia2015-06-24 12:19:39 UTC
A series of photos showing gold coins embossed with designs are reportedly the Islamic State's newly minted currency, according to Syrian activists.
While the images have not been independently verified, they do match planned designs for currency that the group released last year. The photos were posted to the Twitter account of activist group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently. They show the coins with a map of the world and stalks of wheat.
The initial plan was to value the coins on the market pricing of gold and silver. Laith Alkhouri, director of MENA Research and Analysis at Flashpoint Global Partners, told Mashable that the idea of ISIS creating a viable currency option is entirely unrealistic.
"The group could feasibly make as many gold, silver and copper coins as it wishes to, but the only value this so-called currency is going to have is the value of the precious metal itself," said Alkhouri. "No country will ever recognize it as legitimate."
The group that posted the photos includes several activists, both in Raqqa and abroad, who regularly post information on the group and their movements in the de facto capital of ISIS.
Reports that the group was planning to create its own currency first emerged in November when ISIS issued a statement on a jihadi forum, saying the currency would exist separate from those that had been "imposed upon Muslims" and ''enslave and impoverish'' them.
The document, released by so-called "Diwan al-Mal" treasury department of ISIS, included extensive illustrations and descriptions of the Islamic State's planned currency, which included two denominations of gold coins, three denominations of silver coins and two denominations of copper coins.
Islamic State militants have amassed a great deal of wealth as they have grabbed control of large swathes of northern Iraq and eastern Syria.
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ISIS Celebrates Gay Love by Tossing 4 Gays from Roof of Building - The Gateway Pundit
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 14:20
ISIS celebrated gay love today by tossing four more gays from top of a highrise.Of course a crowd gathered below to watch the execution.
#Syria#ISIS Executed a gay man in #DirZour by throwing him from High building in front of the people #LoveWins#ISpic.twitter.com/dHvj7Jmku4
'-- اÙرقØ(C) تذبح بصمت (@Raqqa_Sl) June 26, 2015
Several Islamists tweeted out #LoveWins '' the same hashtag that was used today after the Supreme Court ruling.
Of course this wasn't the first time'...A massive crowd assembled to watch ISIS rebels throw another gay man off a building top earlier this month.Hundreds of spectators came out to watch the brutal public execution.It looks like they drove their cars to the execution!
They hung the man from his feet and then let him drop!
The execution was most likely filmed in Nineveh Province where the Islamists have murdered several gay men.
ISIS is reportedly using ''flirting squads'' to single out gay men for trial and execution in the Caliphate.
The Islamic State has posted several public executions of gay men online.ISIS released photos and video of Islamists throwing two men off a rooftop in January.
The execution was filmed in Nineveh Province.
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Pentagon pays Syrians $400 per month to fight ISIL
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 20:34
The Pentagon has begun paying modest stipends to the Syrian moderates it hopes to field in the fight against Islamic State militants, the military confirmed June 22, 2015.(Photo: AP)
WASHINGTON '-- The Pentagon has begun paying modest stipends to the Syrian moderates it hopes to field in the fight against Islamic State militants, the military confirmed Monday.
Training of the first group of about 90 fighters began last month. They will be paid stipends of $250 to $400 per month, depending on their skills, performance and leadership, said Navy Cmdr. Elissa Smith, a Pentagon spokeswoman. Preparing the recruits for battle is expected to take several months.
The Pentagon expects to have 3,000 fighters trained by year's end, Smith said. The goal for 12 months is 5,400. She declined to say how many are currently being trained.
"For operational security, we will not announce when coalition-trained Syrian opposition forces enter into Syria," she said.
The training program '-- branded "critical" by Defense Secretary Ashton Carter '-- was delayed by several months because finding and vetting fighters who will adhere to laws of war and pledge to conduct themselves properly has proved difficult. Training is taking place in countries that neighbor Syria, including Jordan.
About 6,000 Syrians have volunteered for the training program, more than 4,000 of them awaiting to be vetted, Smith said. Recruiting continues.
The effort to field competent, trained forces in Iraq to battle militants from the Islamic State, known as ISIL and ISIS, has also been slow. ISIL swept through northern Iraq and large portions of eastern Syria last summer, seizing key cities. Iraqi forces have succeeded in taking back some of them, including Tikrit, but were chased without a fight from Ramadi last month.
USA TODAY
Carter: Not enough good Iraqi recruits to train against Islamic State
The Pentagon had hoped to field 24,000 new Iraqi security forces by fall, Carter told Congress last week. But will fall short of that mark because 9,000 had signed up to train.
The Syrian moderates will be equipped with small arms and trained to maneuver and communicate. Their primary mission will be to protect their towns and villages from ISIL fighters. Eventually, they are also envisioned to become a viable opposition to the regime of President Bashar Assad. Civil war has shattered the country, killing 220,000 people and forcing millions from their homes.
Carter also acknowledged last week that the effort to field thousands of trained Syrian moderates has gone slower than expected.
"Our train-and-equip mission in Syria has been challenging," he said. "But the requirement for a capable and motivated counter-ISIL ground force there also means we must persist in our efforts."
Even a small force, if well trained, could make a difference in Syria, said David Phillips, director of the Peace-Building and Rights Program at Columbia University.
"They're not fighting a large army," Phillips said. "Even small numbers can be effective on the battlefield. Nobody envisions this to be an easy or quick win. Developing a nucleus of capable fighters is the right way to start."
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Arab security agencies to help vet Syrian rebels
Meanwhile, the U.S.-led air war against ISIS targets continues. Airstrikes on Sunday hit Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq, including groups of fighters and their vehicles.
Last week, the Pentagon reported that anti-ISIL fighters had captured ISIL territory on northern Syria. Marine Brig. Gen. Thomas Weidleytold reporters that Syrian Kurds, Arabs, Turks and non-Kurdish Christians "have been making significant gains" in the region, cutting ISIL supply lines.
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Pentagon Paying ISIS-Linked ''Rebels'' $400 Per Month to ''Eventually'' Fight Assad | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 20:35
The Pentagon announced Monday that it has begun paying ''moderate'' Syrian rebels up to $400 per month to fight ISIS and eventually the Syrian government.
The program, deemed ''critical'' by Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, aims to equip as many as 5,400 fighters within the next 12 months, reports USA Today.
According to Pentagon spokeswoman Elissa Smith, roughly 6,000 Syrians have already expressed interest in the program, with more than half preparing to be vetted.
The program has reportedly taken months to move forward due to a lack of fighters willing to ''adhere to laws of war and pledge to conduct themselves properly.''
The announcement raises several red flags given recently declassified Pentagon documents confirming Western governments' regional support of al-Qaeda, a terrorist organization now deceptively labeled ''moderate.''
In reality, as stated by USA Today, the alleged fight against ISIS, another group with documented ties to the West, is merely about creating an opposing force to bring down the Assad government.
''Their primary mission will be to protect their towns and villages from ISIL fighters,'' USA Today states. ''Eventually, they are also envisioned to become a viable opposition to the regime of President Bashar Assad.''
As admitted by retired four-star General Wesley Clark in 2007, the overthrow of Syria has been a goal of the Pentagon since at least 2001.
Clark's comments dismantle the ''civil war'' talking point pushed by Western media, which alleges that so-called ''rebels'' spontaneously rose up against Assad without US influence.
Knowledge of this fact has even become a detriment to ISIS recruitment, as jihadists refuse to join the terror group due to its ties to the Obama administration and Western intelligence.
Desperate to keep radicals in the fight, the US recently accused Assad of supporting ISIS in the toppling of his own country, a major narrative shift which aims to shape public opinion.
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Gunmen kill senior Iraqi oil official in Iraq's Kirkuk | Reuters
Sun, 28 Jun 2015 14:31
BAGHDAD Gunmen shot dead a senior oil official working for Iraq's state-run North Oil Company (NOC) on Sunday, police and company officials said.
NOC's chief of operations, Saad al-Karbalaie, was killed in the northern oil city of Kirkuk after gunmen forced him to stop his vehicle as he was leaving his office and then shot him, police sources said.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack on Karbalaie, who was supervising production and export facilities in Kirkuk.
Major oil producer and OPEC member Iraq faces security challenges from the ultra-hardline Sunni Islamic State which controls a third of the country, and a sectarian conflict exacerbated by the group's presence.
Baiji refinery, north of Baghdad, is a focal point for government efforts to slow the advance of Islamic State. The complex has changed hands several times in months of fighting.
(Reporting by Baghdad bureau; writing by Michael Georgy; editing by Jason Neely)
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US media hypes 4th July weekend terror attacks. Note the usual Orwellian combination of unnamed sources and known shill sites e.g pjmedia. |
Sun, 28 Jun 2015 14:45
June 27, 2015 '' 3:51 pmEven before the terrorist attacks in France, Tunisia, and Kuwait on Friday, U.S. counterterrorism officials were warning that increased activity by Islamic State sympathizers in the U.S. may foreshadow an attack over the 4th of July weekend.While it is common for Homeland Security to issue terror advisories in advance of a holiday, two foiled terrorist plots this month as well as the carnage on Friday have given special significance to the efforts of law enforcement to be vigilant over Independence Day weekend.USA Today:
The warning comes as federal investigators have worked to disrupt a number of Islamic State-inspired plots, including a planned assault earlier this month on police officers in Boston. In that case, authorities fatally shot Usaamah Rahim as he allegedly planned to attack police with military-style knives.
Also this month, a New York suspect in a Islamic State-related terror investigation was arrested after attacking an FBI agent with a kitchen knife during a search of his home.
Fareed Mumuni, 21, was charged with attempted murder, after he emerged as a suspect in alleged plots to use pressure-cooker explosives and knives to attack police.
In a statement Friday following attacks in Tunisia, France and Kuwait, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said local law enforcement was being encouraged to be ''vigilant and prepared'' in preparation for July 4th celebrations.
''We will also adjust security measures, seen and unseen, as necessary to protect the American people,'' Johnson said. ''We continue to encourage all Americans to attend public events and celebrate this country during this summer season, but always remain vigilant.''
The FBI has admitted that there are probably hundreds '-- perhaps thousands '-- of Islamic State sympathizers in the U.S. who may have been radicalized online. This has led to the FBI beginning a roundup of potential lone wolf terrorists.
Bloomberg:
Since the thwarted attack on a ''Draw Muhammad'' conference in Garland, Texas, on May 3, the Justice Department has announced the arrests of 10 individuals it says were inspired by and supporting the Islamic State. The lawmakers say there have been more arrests that have not yet been announced.
They say the FBI has shifted its approach toward arrests rather than keeping suspects under surveillance, and is also targeting individuals thought to be planning attacks in the U.S., unlike the bureau's past focus on volunteers preparing to join ISIS's fight abroad.
''Lately, we have seen an uptick in the number of arrests of ISIL followers who were planning violent acts in our homeland,'' said John Carlin, the assistant attorney general for national security. ''ISIL, differing from some other foreign terrorist organizations, has demonstrated that they see value in mobilizing sympathizers anywhere in the world.''
The spate of arrests comes in response to what Congressional leaders and the Justice Department say is a mounting threat that radicalized Americans will attempt low-tech, lone wolf attacks in the near future. Lawmakers see the changes as necessary because the Islamic State uses social media so effectively to radicalize Americans and because the group is getting better at using encryption to shield its communications with new recruits.
The two major terror attacks carried out in France this year were by ISIS radicals known to authorities. Could the attacks have been stymied if French authorities had been as proactive as the FBI is apparently getting?
It hardly matters. We are in for a long period where the terrorists are going to be difficult to identify before they strike, making interdicting terrorist attacks extremely problematic.
http://pjmedia.com/tatler/ 2015/06/27/us-authorities- worry-of-terror-attack-over- 4th-of-july/?singlepage=true
Bill Keveney and Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY 4:49 p.m. EDT June 27, 2015Federal authorities have warned local law enforcement officials across the country about a heightened concern involving possible terror attacks targeting the July 4th holiday, a U.S. law enforcement official said.While there was no specific or credible threat of attack, the official said the intelligence bulletin prepared by the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI alerted local colleagues to the ongoing threats posed by the Islamic State and other homegrown extremists. The official was not authorized to comment publicly.U.S. Authorities Worry of Terror Attack over 4th of July
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Is There a Second Snowden? Authorities Investigate Source of New Leaks
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:20
http://www.theblot.com/is-there-a-second-snowden-authorities-investigate-source-of-new-leaks-7746236
France is reeling from disclosures that the U.S. government spied on its leaders. Officials wonder if the docs came from a leaker other than Edward Snowden, who is seen above on copies of Wired magazine. (Mike Mozart/Flickr Creative Commons photo)
Is there a new Edward Snowden?
Reuters reported Wednesday that American and European intelligence officials are looking into the possibility that a new person with security ties may have leaked a cache of documents that detailed the National Security Agency's (NSA) eavesdropping on several former French leaders.
The documents, published earlier in the week by the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks, detailed the NSA's collection of the conversations of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy and Jacques Chirac between 2006 and 2012. The documents also feature conversations purportedly by current French president Francois Hollande.
The NSA released a statement this week saying it was not spying on Hollande. In a phone conversation Wednesday, President Obama reiterated an assertion that American intelligence operatives were not targeting the current French president. Neither the NSA nor the White House commented on prior surveillance initiatives against France.
The news prompted cautioned anger from French government officials, with Hollande stating that his government ''would not tolerate'' American surveillance initiatives against them.
The disclosures, though new, were hardly surprising: Documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden shed light on some of America's spy actions against foes and friends alike, most notably the cellphone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The disclosures, which have trickled out since the first news reports were published on them in June 2013, have created, at times, frosty relations between America and its allies.
Read more: Germany Stops Sharing Spy Intel with the NSABut there are signs that the documents published by WikiLeaks and written about in two French publications may not have come from Snowden: Two people familiar with the documents Snowden took told Reuters that they had not seen the papers published by WikiLeaks among the documents handed out by Snowden.
Snowden is living under political asylum after fleeing the United States two years ago. He exposed himself as the whistleblower behind a handful of leaks in The Guardian newspaper, and most disclosures about America's surveillance initiatives '-- specifically those by the federal government, and often those of the NSA '-- are usually attributed to him.
If it is true that another person is responsible for the French surveillance leaks, it would not be the first time investigators focused in on a person other than Snowden. Last year, Yahoo! News reported that the FBI had identified an employee of a federal contracting firm who was suspected of handing over a new series of documents to journalists, including one that detailing the government's clandestine terrorism tracking system. That news broke last October, and there have been no additional reports about it since.
Authorities in Washington reportedly told Reuters that the documents reported on in French media and by WikiLeaks this week may have still come from Snowden, and that he hasn't been ruled out as a suspect. But people close to Snowden say the whistleblower tried to avoid giving documents directly to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, choosing instead to distribute them to journalists and news organizations.
WikiLeaks has provided some assistance to Snowden since 2013, but that assistance usually does not involve publishing the documents he took.
The New York Times noted the documents published this week appear to predate Snowden's own collection. It was not immediately clear based on the documents published by WikiLeaks whether they were obtained from an American source or a foreign source, although at least one intelligence historian suspects another leaker from inside the walls of the NSA may be responsible.
''If it's a second leaker, it's a nightmare for the agency,'' Matthew M. Aid told the Times.
Matthew Keys is a contributing journalist for TheBlot Magazine.
About Matthew KeysMatthew Keys is a California-based independent journalist who covers global current events for TheBlot Magazine with a focus on policy, tech and security. He previously worked at Thomson Reuters in New York City. He can be reached by phone, e-mail and on social media here.
If You Can't Beat 'Em: France, Up In Arms Over NSA Spying, Passes New Surveillance Law
Thu, 25 Jun 2015 06:32
On Wednesday, France woke up to find that the National Security Agency had been snooping on the phones of its last three presidents.
Top secret documents provided by Wikileaks to two media outlets, Mediapart and Lib(C)ration, showed that the NSA had access to confidential conversations of France's highest ranking officials, including the country's current president, Fran§ois Hollande; the prime minister in 2012, Jean-Marc Ayrault; and former presidents Nicolas Sarkozy and Jacques Chirac.
Yet also today, the lower house of France's legislature, the National Assembly, passed a sweeping surveillance law. The law provides a new framework for the country's intelligence agencies to expand their surveillance activities. Opponents of the law were quick to mock the government for vigorously protesting being surveilled by one of the country's closest allies while passing a law that gives its own intelligence services vast powers with what its opponents regard as little oversight. But for those who support the new law, the new revelations of NSA spying showed the urgent need to update the tools available to France's spies.
Of course, the fact that the NSA is listening to the conversations of French presidents is not that surprising to anyone who has been paying attention to the revelations in the past two years of NSA spying, nor is the idea that France might do the same to its allies. In 2013, the German newsmagazine Der Spiegel revealed that the U.S. government had targeted the cellphone of German Prime Minister Angela Merkel'--so why not Hollande's phone, too?
The response from the French government today was firm but predictable. Senior intelligence officials will travel to the U.S. to meet their counterparts in Washington, while the U.S. ambassador in Paris was summoned to the Elysee Palace. A similar scenario played out in 2013, when Le Monde published Snowden documents that revealed some of the extent of American surveillance in France. Prime Minister Manuel Valls said today that he wants a ''code of conduct'' to guide the relationship between France and the U.S. on intelligence activities'--but the government demanded the exact same thing almost two years ago.
When The Intercept published NSA documents in March indicating the Five Eyes'--the NSA's core allies'-- were intercepting large swaths of internet traffic in France's Pacific islands, an official protest from France was nowhere to be heard. Even when it appeared that France's closest ally, Germany, was using its surveillance capabilities to spy, on behalf of the NSA, on France's foreign affairs ministry and some of the country's most strategic companies, French authorities remained silent.
This silence can be explained. We're now aware, thanks to Snowden, that western intelligence agencies know almost no boundaries when it comes to spying on friends and foes. We also know that western intelligence agencies are connected by secret agreements and exchange large amounts of data that they collect for each other. To what extent do the French intelligence services collaborate with the NSA? Are they compelled, like Germany's BND, to snoop on their European partners and allies in exchange for valuable intelligence from the NSA? Does France have the moral and political standing to direct tough words at the U.S. and oppose NSA spying in a meaningful way?
While the American government has seen its surveillance powers placed under greater scrutiny and modestly reformed in the wake of the Snowden revelations, France has gone in the opposite direction this year, due partly to the fatal attack by religious extremists on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. The attacks'--a kosher grocery was also targeted'--prompted the French government to speed up the legislative process and focus its surveillance debate on terrorism, although the new law deals with multiple areas like counter-intelligence and the fight against economic espionage. The bill's opponents were characterized as ''pro-terrorist'''--for instance, when the interior minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, told the National Assembly, ''Those who attack human rights are not intelligence services, but terrorists.''
This had a numbing effect on the parliamentary debate. The bill was met with a great deal of protest outside the government: dozens of civil rights organizations, journalists' unions and human rights activists strongly opposed it. Two years of revelations from the Snowden archives gave them ample ammunition to oppose the efficacy and ethics of expanded surveillance. Still, it faced little opposition in parliament, where it passed by a wide margin. If there's one thing that can be learned from the debate around the law, it's that France has not reached the post-Snowden world yet. The country had a narrow yet crucial window to impose robust oversight on its intelligence services and avoid the mistakes made in America after 9/11, but this opportunity has been missed.
Until the law was passed, France's intelligence services operated almost without any laws to regulate them. Although the new law delivers a much-needed framework, its safeguards are regarded by many critics as insufficient. The powers of the oversight body in charge of the intelligence agencies have been slightly strengthened and it will be possible, if a citizen suspects she is being surveilled, to take her case before the Conseil d'Etat, France's highest court. But other parts of the law have drawn controversy, including the way it defines the purposes the government can invoke to surveil French residents. The categories extend well beyond terrorism. Many opponents of the law think these guidelines are so broad that they could enable political surveillance. But the key point of disagreement is what the government calls ''black boxes.'' The law allows the use of government equipment inside Internet Service Providers and large web companies to analyze streams of metadata and find ''terrorist'' patterns and behaviors.
The country's intelligence community got everything it wanted'--almost. An amendment that would remove any oversight of surveillance of foreigners, targeting chief executives and foreign spies, had been demanded by France's top spy, Bernard Bajolet, the director general of external security, during a hearing at the National Assembly a few weeks ago, but the government opposed it and managed to get rid of it before the final vote. Yet, the government added a last minute amendment that tears to pieces the meager whistleblower protection the bill was supposed to set up.
The end result is that most of what France's intelligence services have been doing in the dark is now authorized by law.
Martin Untersinger is a reporter in Paris for Le Monde.
Photo Illustration: Chirac: Herbert Knosowski/AP; Hollande: Pascal Lachenaud/AFP/Getty; Sarkozy: Bernd Thissen/picture-alliance/dpa/AP
If You Can't Beat 'Em: France, Up In Arms Over NSA Spying, Passes New Surveillance Law
Thu, 25 Jun 2015 06:32
On Wednesday, France woke up to find that the National Security Agency had been snooping on the phones of its last three presidents.
Top secret documents provided by Wikileaks to two media outlets, Mediapart and Lib(C)ration, showed that the NSA had access to confidential conversations of France's highest ranking officials, including the country's current president, Fran§ois Hollande; the prime minister in 2012, Jean-Marc Ayrault; and former presidents Nicolas Sarkozy and Jacques Chirac.
Yet also today, the lower house of France's legislature, the National Assembly, passed a sweeping surveillance law. The law provides a new framework for the country's intelligence agencies to expand their surveillance activities. Opponents of the law were quick to mock the government for vigorously protesting being surveilled by one of the country's closest allies while passing a law that gives its own intelligence services vast powers with what its opponents regard as little oversight. But for those who support the new law, the new revelations of NSA spying showed the urgent need to update the tools available to France's spies.
Of course, the fact that the NSA is listening to the conversations of French presidents is not that surprising to anyone who has been paying attention to the revelations in the past two years of NSA spying, nor is the idea that France might do the same to its allies. In 2013, the German newsmagazine Der Spiegel revealed that the U.S. government had targeted the cellphone of German Prime Minister Angela Merkel'--so why not Hollande's phone, too?
The response from the French government today was firm but predictable. Senior intelligence officials will travel to the U.S. to meet their counterparts in Washington, while the U.S. ambassador in Paris was summoned to the Elysee Palace. A similar scenario played out in 2013, when Le Monde published Snowden documents that revealed some of the extent of American surveillance in France. Prime Minister Manuel Valls said today that he wants a ''code of conduct'' to guide the relationship between France and the U.S. on intelligence activities'--but the government demanded the exact same thing almost two years ago.
When The Intercept published NSA documents in March indicating the Five Eyes'--the NSA's core allies'-- were intercepting large swaths of internet traffic in France's Pacific islands, an official protest from France was nowhere to be heard. Even when it appeared that France's closest ally, Germany, was using its surveillance capabilities to spy, on behalf of the NSA, on France's foreign affairs ministry and some of the country's most strategic companies, French authorities remained silent.
This silence can be explained. We're now aware, thanks to Snowden, that western intelligence agencies know almost no boundaries when it comes to spying on friends and foes. We also know that western intelligence agencies are connected by secret agreements and exchange large amounts of data that they collect for each other. To what extent do the French intelligence services collaborate with the NSA? Are they compelled, like Germany's BND, to snoop on their European partners and allies in exchange for valuable intelligence from the NSA? Does France have the moral and political standing to direct tough words at the U.S. and oppose NSA spying in a meaningful way?
While the American government has seen its surveillance powers placed under greater scrutiny and modestly reformed in the wake of the Snowden revelations, France has gone in the opposite direction this year, due partly to the fatal attack by religious extremists on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. The attacks'--a kosher grocery was also targeted'--prompted the French government to speed up the legislative process and focus its surveillance debate on terrorism, although the new law deals with multiple areas like counter-intelligence and the fight against economic espionage. The bill's opponents were characterized as ''pro-terrorist'''--for instance, when the interior minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, told the National Assembly, ''Those who attack human rights are not intelligence services, but terrorists.''
This had a numbing effect on the parliamentary debate. The bill was met with a great deal of protest outside the government: dozens of civil rights organizations, journalists' unions and human rights activists strongly opposed it. Two years of revelations from the Snowden archives gave them ample ammunition to oppose the efficacy and ethics of expanded surveillance. Still, it faced little opposition in parliament, where it passed by a wide margin. If there's one thing that can be learned from the debate around the law, it's that France has not reached the post-Snowden world yet. The country had a narrow yet crucial window to impose robust oversight on its intelligence services and avoid the mistakes made in America after 9/11, but this opportunity has been missed.
Until the law was passed, France's intelligence services operated almost without any laws to regulate them. Although the new law delivers a much-needed framework, its safeguards are regarded by many critics as insufficient. The powers of the oversight body in charge of the intelligence agencies have been slightly strengthened and it will be possible, if a citizen suspects she is being surveilled, to take her case before the Conseil d'Etat, France's highest court. But other parts of the law have drawn controversy, including the way it defines the purposes the government can invoke to surveil French residents. The categories extend well beyond terrorism. Many opponents of the law think these guidelines are so broad that they could enable political surveillance. But the key point of disagreement is what the government calls ''black boxes.'' The law allows the use of government equipment inside Internet Service Providers and large web companies to analyze streams of metadata and find ''terrorist'' patterns and behaviors.
The country's intelligence community got everything it wanted'--almost. An amendment that would remove any oversight of surveillance of foreigners, targeting chief executives and foreign spies, had been demanded by France's top spy, Bernard Bajolet, the director general of external security, during a hearing at the National Assembly a few weeks ago, but the government opposed it and managed to get rid of it before the final vote. Yet, the government added a last minute amendment that tears to pieces the meager whistleblower protection the bill was supposed to set up.
The end result is that most of what France's intelligence services have been doing in the dark is now authorized by law.
Martin Untersinger is a reporter in Paris for Le Monde.
Photo Illustration: Chirac: Herbert Knosowski/AP; Hollande: Pascal Lachenaud/AFP/Getty; Sarkozy: Bernd Thissen/picture-alliance/dpa/AP
French Justice Minister Says Snowden and Assange Could Be Offered Asylum
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:22
French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira thinks National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange might be allowed to settle in France.
If France decides to offer them asylum, she would ''absolutely not be surprised,'' she told French news channel BFMTV on Thursday (translated from the French). She said it would be a ''symbolic gesture.''
Taubira was asked about the NSA's sweeping surveillance of three French presidents, disclosed by WikiLeaks this week, and called it an ''unspeakable practice.''
Her comments echoed those in an editorial in France's leftist newspaper Lib(C)ration Thursday morning, which said giving Snowden asylum would be a ''single gesture'' that would send ''a clear and useful message to Washington,'' in response to the ''contempt'' the U.S. showed by spying on France's president.
Snowden, who faces criminal espionage charges in the U.S., has found himself stranded in Moscow with temporary asylum as he awaits responses from two dozen countries where he'd like to live; and Assange is trapped inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden. (See correction below.)
Taubira, the chief of France's Ministry of Justice, holds the equivalent position of the attorney general in the United States. She has been described in the press as a ''maverick,'' targeting issues such as poverty and same-sex marriage, often inspiring anger among French right-wingers.
Taubira doesn't actually have the power to offer asylum herself, however. She said in the interview that such a decision would be up to the French president, prime minister and foreign minister. And Taubira just last week threatened to quit her job unless French President Fran§ois Hollande implemented her juvenile justice reforms.
Correction: Due to an editing error, an earlier version of this article improperly described the state of Assange's case in Sweden and his reason for avoiding extradition. He has refused to go to Sweden, where he faces accusations of sexual assault, because he fears he could then be extradited to the United States.
(This post is from our blog: Unofficial Sources.)
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EconomicPolicyJournal.com: And the Greek ATM Lines Get Longer and Longer
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 22:52
Where the hell have these people been in recent months? Did they not know that the Greek financial structure was on the brink of collapse? Learn the lesson, wherever in the world you live: The global financial system is a gigantic shell game. When it proves in the interests for the banksters to pull the plug on parts, or all, of the system they will. And there is always the possibility the system can collapse on its own.Be prepared. Sleep well tonight, stuff money in your mattress.
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2015 Could Be The Year Of Peak Oil - Yahoo Finance
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:50
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PNNL LIES! email
I just started an internship at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), and I wanted to share something. On my first day, the COO of the lab talked to me and some other interns as part of our orientation. He said something that I think needs to be shared. He said, "I'm not going to tell you that global warming is real, or that climate change is real." He went on to tell us that a lot of climate research goes on at the lab, but I thought it was pretty significant that one of the top scientist at one of the top climate research labs would admit this up front. I would normally put this out on social media and you tube, but the lab has a policy about making political statements while identifying as someone who works at PNNL. I don't want to lose this job before I even get started. I figured you guys might find it interesting, since the bogus nature of climate change news comes up often on your show.
Thank you for your courage,
anonymous
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email about reactors from John Rock
According to the book of knowledge, radioactive waste doesn't eat itself.... See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radioactive_waste ...I started listening to your show and even went back a few episodes...I found your slant to smell a little like bill o'reilly, and I determined that although I used to like John C., I have determined your misinformation to be detrimental to your stated mission.
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Popular Technology.net: 1350+ Peer-Reviewed Papers Supporting Skeptic Arguments Against ACC/AGW Alarmism
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 22:26
"A tour de force list of scientific papers..."- Robert M. Carter, Ph.D. Environmental Scientist
"Wow, the list is pretty impressive ...It's Oreskes done right."- LuboÅ Motl, Ph.D. Theoretical Physicist
"I really appreciate your important effort in compiling the list."- Willie Soon, Ph.D. Astrophysicist and Geoscientist
"...it's a very useful resource. Thanks to the pop tech team."- Joanne Nova, Author of The Skeptics Handbook
"I do confess a degree of fascination with Poptech's list..."- John Cook, Cartoonist at Skeptical Science
' This resource has been cited over 85 times, including in scholarly peer-reviewed journals.
Before accepting any criticisms of this list, please read the detailed rebuttals.Table of Contents:PrefaceDisclaimerCounting MethodCriteria for InclusionCriteria for RemovalFormattingPurposeRebuttals to CriticismsHighlightsGeneralAntarcticaArcticClimate SensitivityCloudsCoral ReefsDeathsDiseaseEcologicalGlaciersGreenlandGulf StreamHockey StickMedieval Warm PeriodRoman Warm PeriodOcean AcidificationPermafrostPolar BearsSea LevelSpecies ExtinctionsNatural DisastersDroughts, FloodsEarthquakesHeat WavesHurricanesStormsTornadoesWildfiresSatellite TemperaturesUrban Heat IslandWeather Stations1,500-Year Climate CycleCO2 Lags TemperatureCosmic RaysLunarSolarAn Inconvenient TruthArmed ConflictClimategateIPCCKyoto ProtocolSocio-EconomicStern ReviewHistoricJournal Citation ListJournal NotesDefinitionsImpact FactorScientist CredentialsSourcesUpdatesAcknowledgementsCitationsTip: Use Ctrl+F (PC) or Command+F (Mac) to search this page.Preface: The following papers support skeptic arguments against Anthropogenic Climate Change (ACC), Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) or Alarmism [Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming (CAGW) or Dangerous Anthropogenic Global Warming (DAGW)].Alarmism: (defined), "concern relating to a perceived negative environmental or socio-economic effect of ACC/AGW, usually exaggerated as catastrophic."Disclaimer: Even though the most prolific authors on the list are skeptics, the inclusion of a paper in this list does not imply a specific personal position to any of the authors. While certain authors on the list cannot be labeled skeptics (e.g. Harold Brooks, Roger Pielke Jr., Roger Pielke Sr.) their paper(s) or results from their paper(s) can still support skeptic's arguments against Alarmism. Various papers are mutually exclusive and should be considered independently. This list will be updated and corrected as necessary.This is a resource for skeptics not a list of skeptics.Counting Method: Only peer-reviewed papers are counted. Supplemental papers are not counted but listed as references in defense of various papers, these are italicized and proceeded by an asterisk ( * ) so they are not confused with the counted papers.Supplemental papers include (but are not limited to): Addendums, Comments, Corrections, Discussions, Erratum, Rebuttals, Rejoinders, Replies, Responses, Supplemental Material, Updates and Submitted papers.
This is a dynamic list that is routinely updated. When a significant new number of peer-reviewed papers is added the list title will be updated with the new larger number. The list intentionally includes an additional 10+ peer-reviewed papers as a margin of error at all times, which gradually increases between updates. Thus the actual number of peer-reviewed papers on the list can be much greater than stated.Criteria for Inclusion: All counted papers must be peer-reviewed, published in a peer-reviewed journal and support a skeptic argument against ACC/AGW or Alarmism. This means they are either written by a skeptic, explicit to a skeptical position, or were already cited by and determined to be in support of a skeptic argument by highly credentialed scientists, such as Sherwood B. IdsoPh.D. Research Scientist Emeritus, U.S. Water Conservation Laboratory and Patrick J. MichaelsPh.D. Climatology.Criteria for Removal: Papers will only be removed if it is determined by the editor that they have not properly met the criteria for inclusion or have been retracted by the journal. No paper will be removed because of the existence of a criticism or published correction.Formatting: All papers are cited as: "Paper Name, Journal Name, Volume, Issue or Number, Pages, Date and Authors". All Supplemental papers are preceded by an asterisk and italicized; Addendums, Comments, Corrections, Erratum, Replies, Responses and Submitted papers. Ordering of the papers is chronological per category.Purpose: To provide a resource for peer-reviewed papers that support skeptic arguments against ACC/AGW or Alarmism and to prove that these papers exist contrary to claims otherwise;"You realize that there are something like two or three thousand studies all of which concur which have been peer reviewed, and not one of the studies dissenting has been peer reviewed?"- John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State and Failed U.S. Presidential Candidate (2004)
"There was a massive study of every scientific article in a peer reviewed article written on global warming in the last ten years. They took a big sample of 10 percent, 928 articles. And you know the number of those that disagreed with the scientific consensus that we're causing global warming and that is a serious problem out of the 928: Zero. The misconception that there is disagreement about the science has been deliberately created by a relatively small number of people."
- Al Gore, Former U.S. Vice President and Failed U.S. Presidential Candidate (2000)
"I can't tell you how many times I've been told by AGW voices that there are NO qualified skeptics or peer reviewed/published work by them. Including right here by RC regulars. In truth there is serious work and questions raised by significant work by very qualified skeptics which has been peer reviewed and published. It should be at least a bit disturbing for this type of denial to have been perpetrated with such a chorus. It's one thing to engage and refute. But it's not right to misrepresent as not even existing the counter viewpoints. I fully recognize the adversarial environment between the two opposing camps which RC and CA/WUWT represent, but the the perpetual declaration that there is no legitimate rejection of AGW is out of line."
- John H., Comment at RealClimate.org
(1) This first section includes detailed rebuttals to commonly posted links attacking the list.> 97% Study Falsely Classifies Scientists' Papers, according to the scientists that published them> 2,258 Meaningless Search Results> 13,950 Meaningless Search Results> Are Skeptical Scientists funded by ExxonMobil?> Correcting misinformation about the journal Energy & Environment> AGW Observer: Rebuttal to "Anti-AGW papers debunked"> Carbon Brief: Rebuttal to "9 out of top 10 authors linked to ExxonMobil"> Carbon Brief: Rebuttal to "Using our paper to support skepticism of anthropogenic global warming is misleading."> Carbon Brief: Rebuttal to "Energy and Environment '' "journal of choice for climate skeptics"> DeSmogBlog: Rebuttal to "Don't Be Fooled: Fossil Fools Fund Latest Climate Skeptic Petition"> Greenfyre: Rebuttal to "450 more lies from the climate change Deniers"> Greenfyre: Rebuttal to "Poptart's 450 climate change Denier lies"> Greenfyre: Rebuttal to "Poptart gets burned again, 900 times"> Roger Pielke Jr.: Rebuttal to "Better Recheck That List"> Skeptical Science: Rebuttal to "Meet the Denominator"> Yahoo Answers: Rebuttal to "PopularTechnology...Expertise.... Seriously Delusional?"> Rebuttal to 7 Spammed Lies> Rebuttal to "Does size matter?"> Rebuttal to Mothincarnate> Rebuttal to "Poptech's list of Confusion"> Rebuttal to PSU ENGR 408 Class Paper> Rebuttals to Published Alarmist Papers> Origin of the Popular Technology.net Peer-Reviewed List
(2) This second section includes general rebuttals to common criticisms.
Criticism: The list has been debunked, discredited or refuted.
Rebuttal: The list has never been debunked, discredited or refuted, as all known criticisms of this list have been rebutted or a change made to correct the issue. The existence of a criticism does not make it true, as invalid criticisms of the list have been repeatedly shown to be based on lies, misinformation or strawman arguments. In most cases these long rebutted criticisms are now years old and have no relation to the current version of the list. Changes include; clarifications and corrections made to the list when necessary. All corrections made have been insignificant and have never affected the list count.
Criticism: 97% of the climate science literature disagrees with the list.
Rebuttal: No 97% study exists that shows 43,950 peer-reviewed papers explicitly endorsing AGW. The largest study to date, Cook et al. (2013) attempted to categorize 11,944 abstracts (not entire papers) to their level of endorsement of AGW and found 7930 papers (66%) held no position. While only 65 papers (0.5%) explicitly endorsed and quantified AGW as +50% (Humans are the primary cause). Their methodology was so fatally flawed that they falsely classified skeptic papers as endorsing AGW, apparently believing to know more about the papers than their authors. Cook et al.'s author self-ratings simply confirmed the worthlessness of their methodology, as they were not representative of the sample since only 4% of the authors (1189 of 29,083) rated their own papers and of these 63% disagreed with their abstract ratings. All the other "97% consensus" studies: Doran & Zimmerman (2009), Anderegg et al. (2010) and Oreskes (2004) have been refuted by peer-review.
Criticism: All climate related papers not on the list endorse AGW.
Rebuttal: While there are thousands of climate related papers, only a small percentage of these even mention "Anthropogenic Global Warming".
Criticism: Every major scientific organization disagrees with the list.
Rebuttal: Policy statements release by a handful of council members or signed by just the president of a scientific organization can speak for no one other than these few scientists. It is disingenuous to imply that the membership bodies (hundreds of thousands of members) of these scientific organizations (which never voted to approve such statements) can be used in support of these statements. Many members join scientific organizations for free access to organizational resources or discounts on journals and meetings. They may have little to no interest in the organization's policy positions. Without a comprehensive survey or poll of the membership's position in relation to the organization's policy statements no meaningful conclusions can be drawn.
Criticism: Papers on the list have been debunked, discredited or refuted.
Rebuttal: The existence of a criticism does not make it true. Rebuttals to published peer-reviewed comments on a paper are included on the list as supplemental papers following the original. These rebuttals either completely refute the original criticism or correct for legitimate errors and show that these do not affect their original conclusions. It is not reasonable to expect these authors to waste their time responding to every alarmist blog post or comment made against their paper(s) on the Internet. Yet, according to AGW proponents peer-reviewed papers that do not agree with their alarmist position on climate change are either wrong or do not exist. This resource was created to correct this myth.
Criticism: Papers on the list do not argue against AGW.
Rebuttal: This is a strawman argument as the list not only includes papers that support skeptic arguments against ACC/AGW but also Alarmism. Thus, a paper does not have to argue against AGW to still support skeptic arguments against alarmist conclusions (e.g. Hurricanes are getting worse due to global warming). Valid skeptic arguments include that AGW is exaggerated or inconsequential, such as those made by Richard S. LindzenPh.D. Professor Emeritus of Atmospheric Science at MIT and John R. ChristyPh.D. Professor of Atmospheric Science at UAH.
Criticism: There are no papers on the list that argue against AGW.
Rebuttal: There are various papers on the list that explicitly argue against AGW, such as: Legates and Davis (1997), Raschke (2001), Singer (2002), Khilyuk and Chilingar (2006), Karlen (2008), Gerlich and Tscheuschner (2009), Kramm and Dlugi (2011), Zhao (2011), Beenstock et al. (2012) and more.
Criticism: The list has not been peer-reviewed.
Rebuttal: The list is a resource not a scholarly paper. Bibliographic resources are not peer-reviewed but curated by an editor. They are used as aids in locating information, in this case peer-reviewed papers supporting skeptic arguments.
Criticism: Papers on the list are not peer-reviewed.
Rebuttal: Every counted paper on the list is checked that it is published in a peer-reviewed journal and (if possible) that the specific document type is peer-reviewed. Critics have always been asked to provide evidence to support their allegations, yet repeatedly fail to do so. If a paper is shown to be listed in error it will be removed. The list also includes supplemental papers, which are not counted but listed as references in defense of various papers. These are proceeded by an asterisk and italicized so they should not be confused with the counted papers. There is no requirement for supplemental papers to be peer-reviewed as they have no affect on the list count.
Criticism: Papers on the list have had their peer-review status retracted.
Rebuttal: Not a single peer-reviewed paper that has ever appeared on this list has had its peer-reviewed status retracted. If any of these papers are retracted by the journal they were published in they will be removed from this list. This is explicitly stated in the Criteria for Removal.
Criticism: Supplemental Papers are counted.
Rebuttal: Supplemental papers are not counted but listed as references in defense of various papers, these are italicized and proceeded by an asterisk so they are not confused with the counted papers. Supplemental papers include (but are not limited to): Addendums, Comments, Corrections, Discussions, Erratum, Rebuttals, Rejoinders, Replies, Responses, Supplemental Material, Updates and Submitted papers.
Criticism: Papers on the list are commentary or editorials.
Rebuttal: Every counted paper on the list is a peer-reviewed research or review paper. Certain scholarly journals that do not focus on primary research such as, Trends in Parasitology include research-related 'Opinion' articles that are peer-reviewed. These scholarly works should not be confused with general commentary or editorial pieces that appear in magazines and newspapers.
Criticism: Papers on the list are old.
Rebuttal: The age of any scientific paper is irrelevant. Using this argument would mean dismissing Svante Arrhenius's 1896 paper "On the influence of carbonic acid in the air upon the temperature of the ground" and the basis for greenhouse theory. Regardless, there are over 1000 papers published since 2000 and over 1250 papers published since 1990 on the list.
Criticism: Papers on the list are outdated.
Rebuttal: Scientific papers do not become "outdated", they can only be falsified and even then they can still remain useful for future research to build upon or adapt from. Scientists have called for various scientific theories to be declared "outdated", from the Big Bang to Evolution but without providing objectively valid arguments that actually falsify them. This is a form of scientific censorship based on ideological biases and personal prejudices with the intent to persuade people from reading certain papers, when in reality the papers may very well be correct.
Criticism: Papers on the list are not physical science papers.
Rebuttal: This is a strawman argument as it is not claimed that all the papers are physical science papers, only that they are all peer-reviewed. Just like the WGII and WGIII sections of the IPCC reports, peer-reviewed papers from social scientists and policy analysts are included in the list. These papers appear in the appropriate socio-economic sections (e.g. Socio-Economic) separate from the physical science sections on the list. Regardless, there are over 1000 physical science papers on the list.
Criticism: Papers on the list are not research papers.
Rebuttal: This is a strawman argument as it is not claimed that all the papers are "research" papers, only that they are all peer-reviewed. Review papers under go the same peer-review process as research papers and are considered scientifically valid. Regardless, there are numerous original research papers on the list.
Criticism: Papers on the list are not peer-reviewed because they are a "Letter".
Rebuttal: "Letters" is a term used to describe a type of peer-reviewed scientific document format in certain scholarly journals such as Nature. These original research articles should not be confused with "Letters to the Editor".
Criticism: Papers on the list are hidden behind a paywall.
Rebuttal: Whether a full copy of a paper is made freely available is at the discretion of the journal's publisher. Any similar list would have the same limitations since archiving a paper without a publisher's permission would violate copyright law. Where a full copy of a paper was found online, a (PDF) link was added after a paper's name.
Criticism: Papers on the list are duplicates.
Rebuttal: No duplicate papers exist on the list and papers in the Highlights section are not counted twice. In the past there were some very minor issues with the merging of multiple lists and category reorganizations that were quickly corrected and had no affect on the list count. An additional 10+ peer-reviewed papers are included on the list as a margin of error at all times, which gradually increases between updates.
Criticism: Journals on the list are not peer-reviewed.
Rebuttal: No paper is listed without first confirming the journal is peer-reviewed. With all journals that are challenged as to their peer-review status, further confirmation is done using bibliographic databases from EBSCO, Scopus and Thomson Reuters. This detailed information is provided in the Journal Notes following the list.
Criticism: Journals on the list do not use relevant reviewers.
Rebuttal: The criteria for reviewers is similar for all scholarly peer-reviewed journals. Reviewers are always credentialed experts relevant to the subject matter of the paper not the journal. Being independent volunteers, reviewers are not part of a journal's staff and can review for any journal.
Criticism: Journals on the list are not indexed in a Thomson Reuters product.
Rebuttal: ESI (Essential Science Indicators), JCR (Journal Citation Reports), SCI (Science Citation Index) and WoS (Web of Science) are for-profit, commercial products of the multi-billion dollar Thomson Reuters corporation that indexes only 12,000 peer-reviewed journals (covering the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities) using a subjective inclusion process. Whether a journal is indexed by them is irrelevant to the peer-review status of the journal or the scientific validity of a paper. There are thousands of completely legitimate peer-reviewed journals that are not included by them but are with competitors. For instance, Elsevier's Scopus indexes over 21,000 peer-reviewed journals.
Criticism: Journals on the list have a low impact factor.
Rebuttal: Impact Factor is a subjectively devised determination of popularity not scientific validity, that is widely abused and manipulated. This list does not discriminate against journals based on unscientific popularity metrics.
Criticism: Papers on the list are not widely cited.
Rebuttal: Many papers on the list have been cited hundreds of times; e.g. "Variation of cosmic ray flux and global cloud coverage'--a missing link in solar-climate relationships" has been cited over 1000 times, "Some coolness concerning global warming" over 500 times and "Plant responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment in the face of environmental constraints: a review of the past 10 years' research" over 400 times.
Criticism: Most of the papers come from Energy & Environment.
Rebuttal: The IPCC cited scholarly peer-reviewed journal Energy & Environment only represents 10% of the list. There are still over 1200 papers from 350 other journals on the list, including over 120 papers from Geophysical Research Letters.
Criticism: Authors on the list are not scientists.
Rebuttal: Just like the WGII and WGIII sections of the IPCC reports, peer-reviewed papers from social scientists and policy analysts are included in the list. These papers appear in the appropriate socio-economic sections (e.g. Socio-Economic) separate from the physical science sections on the list. The most prolific authors on the list are physical scientists such as ISI Highly Cited Researchers Sherwood B. IdsoPh.D. Research Scientist Emeritus, U.S. Water Conservation Laboratory and Richard S. LindzenPh.D. Professor Emeritus of Atmospheric Science at MIT.
Criticism: Authors on the list are not climate scientists.
Rebuttal: Climate science is a very broad discipline that includes scientists from a variety of backgrounds. Very few climate scientists have a Ph.D. in Climatology like skeptical scientist Dr. Patrick J. Michaels. Well known alarmist scientists such as Gavin Schmidt of RealClimate.org has a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, Phil Jones the Director of the Climatic Research Unit of Climategate fame has a Ph.D. in Hydrology, IPCC Chairman Rajendra Pachauri has a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Hockey Stick author Michael Mann has a Ph.D. in Geology.
Criticism: Authors on the list are not skeptics.
Rebuttal: It is explicitly stated in the disclaimer that, "The inclusion of a paper in this list does not imply a specific personal position to any of the authors. While certain authors on the list cannot be labeled skeptics (e.g. Harold Brooks, Roger Pielke Jr., Roger Pielke Sr.) their paper(s) or results from their paper(s) can still support skeptic's arguments against Alarmism. This is a resource for skeptics not a list of skeptics."
Criticism: Few of the papers on the list were authored by skeptics.
Rebuttal: Hundreds of papers on the list were authored by skeptics. The most prolific authors on the list are all highly credentialed skeptical scientists, such as; Sherwood B. Idso, Richard S. Lindzen, Patrick J. Michaels, John R. Christy, Roy W. Spencer, S. Fred Singer, Willie H. Soon, Ross McKitrick, Sallie L. Baliunas, Indur M. Goklany, David H. Douglas, Nils-Axel Morner, David R. Legates, Robert M. Carter, Chris de Freitas, Craig Loehle, Nicola Scafetta, Henrik Svensmark and many more.
Criticism: Most of the papers come from a small amount of authors.
Rebuttal: Cherry picking the most prolific authors as representative of the entire list is misleading. ISI Highly Cited Researchers such as Sherwood B. Idso and Richard S. Lindzen will naturally be well represented on the list. It has been independently verified by Needlebase that there are over 1500 unique authors on the list in 2011 when it was only at 900+ papers.
Criticism: Many authors/scientists have demanded their papers be removed from the list.
Rebuttal: Only one "co-author" (Russell Dickerson) has ever contacted the editor with any such demands and this paper was removed after it was determined that defending it's inclusion was a distraction from the quality of the list, even though he was using strawman arguments for why it was included (e.g. "Please remove this article from your list of skeptics"). The lead author Roger Pielke Sr. never made any such demands and stated that their paper argues against the IPCC.
Criticism: A Blog post or YouTube video refutes a peer-reviewed paper on the list.
Rebuttal: That is not how peer-reviewed papers are challenged. Any valid criticisms would follow the established peer-review process of submitting a comment for publication in the same journal, which allows the author of the original paper a chance to publish a rebuttal in defense of their paper. The list includes any rebuttals to published comments following the original paper.
Criticism: CAGW is never used by scientists.
Rebuttal: The term "CAGW (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming)" is used by scientists and can be found in the scientific literature (e.g. Carlin 2011, Lindzen 2012, Van Kooten 2012, Nemeth 2014 and Rose 2014).
Criticism: Low climate sensitivity is not defined.
Rebuttal: The IPCC states that, "climate sensitivity is likely (66%) to be in the range 2°C to 4.5°C, with a best estimate value of about 3°C." Thus, climate sensitivity estimates where the mean does not exceed 2°C (low end of the IPCC range) or the high end of the range does not exceed 3°C (the IPCC mean) are considered to support skeptical arguments for a low climate sensitivity.
Criticism: The list has been cherry picked.
Rebuttal: This is absolutely false, as the list does not discriminate between competing skeptical viewpoints and the purpose of the list is clearly stated, "To provide a resource for peer-reviewed papers that support skeptic arguments against ACC/AGW or Alarmism and to prove that these papers exist contrary to claims otherwise." Using this logic the IPCC reports are "cherry picked" because they failed to included most of these papers.
Criticism: The list does not present a scientific argument.
Rebuttal: The list is a resource not a scientific argument. The purpose of the list is to show that peer-reviewed papers exist that support skeptic arguments and to be used as a resource to locate these papers.
Criticism: Some of the papers are mutually exclusive.
Rebuttal: The list is a resource not a unified theory and does not discriminate between competing skeptical viewpoints. It is left up to the person using the resource to make up their own minds regarding any mutually exclusive claims. It should be noted that skeptics accept the existence of independent thought and debate on climate change.
Criticism: Links on the list are broken.
Rebuttal: Anyone with an elementary knowledge of the Internet knows that links can break at any time for various reasons. All broken links are fixed when notified or found. Regardless, the full citation is provided so there is no excuse about not being able to locate a paper.
Criticism: The list uses "weasel words".
Rebuttal: Qualifiers are not "weasel words", but an accepted method by the scientific community to express a level of confidence. Rejection of the use of qualifiers would mean rejection of the IPCC reports and the use of such terms as "consensus". The IPCC AR5 WG1 'Summary for Policy Makers' liberally uses qualifiers, "A level of confidence is expressed using five qualifiers: very low, low, medium, high, and very high".
Criticism: Papers were listed based only on their title.
Rebuttal: Every paper's abstract and conclusion (when available) was read before it was listed. In cases where support of a skeptic argument was not explicit in the abstract, an independent summary by highly credentialed scientists, such as Sherwood B. IdsoPh.D. Research Scientist Emeritus, U.S. Water Conservation Laboratory and Patrick J. MichaelsPh.D. Climatology was used or the paper was read in full.
Criticism: The editor is not qualified to compile the list.
Rebuttal: The editor's university education writing research papers and two years of physics is all the qualifications that is needed to compile such a list, since the papers are either written by a skeptic, explicit to a skeptical position, or were already cited by and determined to be in support of a skeptic argument by highly credentialed scientists, such as Sherwood B. IdsoPh.D. Research Scientist Emeritus, U.S. Water Conservation Laboratory and Patrick J. MichaelsPh.D. Climatology not the editor.
Criticism: Popular Technology.net was named to be misleading.
Rebuttal: This is complete nonsense, using this argument would mean magazines like Popular Photography were named to be misleading which is obviously ridiculous. The website was named out of the editor's love of technology and as an homage to some of his long-time favorite magazines - Popular Science and Popular Mechanics.
Criticism: Popular Technology.net is a conspiracy theorist website.
Rebuttal: This is a dishonest ad hominem as we have resources challenging 911, JFK and Moon Landing conspiracy theories.
Criticism: Popular Technology.net is a creationist website.
Rebuttal: This is a dishonest ad hominem as the editors all support evolution theory but unlike extremists we respect individual's religious views and their right to hold them.
Criticism: Popular Technology.net is a right-wing website.
Rebuttal: This is a dishonest ad hominem as the editors are politically independent.
Criticism: Popular Technology.net is a "denier" website.
Rebuttal: This is a reprehensible smear as we believe the Holocaust happened and nothing like it should ever happen again.
Criticism: Popular Technology.net is a climate "denier" website.
Rebuttal: This is a dishonest ad hominem as we believe there is such a thing as a climate.
Criticism: Popular Technology.net is a climate change "denier" website.
Rebuttal: This is a dishonest ad hominem as we believe the climate changes.
Criticism: Popular Technology.net is a global warming "denier" website.
Rebuttal: This is a dishonest ad hominem as we believe there has been a global temperature increase of a fraction of a degree since the end of the little ice age.
Criticism: Popular Technology.net is an AGW "denier" website.
Rebuttal: This is a dishonest ad hominem as we believe there is a scientific hypothesis called anthropogenic global warming (AGW).
Criticism: Popular Technology.net is not cited, referenced or taken seriously.
Rebuttal: Popular Technology.net is a highly cited website referenced by over 300 independent sources throughout more than 25 countries in books and scholarly peer-reviewed journals, by major and regional news media, public policy organizations and think tanks, political institutions, on radio and by the technology community.
Highlights: (A sample selection of papers from the list)CO2-induced global warming: a skeptic's view of potential climate change (PDF)(Climate Research, Volume 10, Number 1, pp. 69-82, April 1998)- Sherwood B. IdsoCelestial driver of Phanerozoic climate? (PDF)(GSA Today, Volume 13, Issue 7, pp. 4-10, July 2003)- Nir J. Shaviv, Jan Veizer
Cosmoclimatology: a new theory emerges (PDF)(Astronomy & Geophysics, Volume 48, Issue 1, pp. 1.18-1.24, February 2007)- Henrik Svensmark
Implications of the Secondary Role of Carbon Dioxide and Methane Forcing in Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future (PDF)(Physical Geography, Volume 28, Number 2, pp. 97-125, March 2007)- Willie H. Soon
Atmospheric Oscillations do not Explain the Temperature-Industrialization Correlation (PDF)(Statistics, Politics, and Policy, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp. 1-18, July 2010)- Ross McKitrick
Empirical evidence for a celestial origin of the climate oscillations and its implications (PDF)(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 72, Issue 13, pp. 951-970, August 2010)- Nicola Scafetta
What Do Observational Datasets Say about Modeled Tropospheric Temperature Trends since 1979? (PDF)(Remote Sensing, Volume 2, Issue 9, pp. 2148-2169, September 2010)- John R. Christy, Benjamin Herman, Roger Pielke Sr., Philip Klotzbach, Richard T. McNider, Justin J. Hnilo, Roy W. Spencer, Thomas Chase, David Douglass
On the recovery from the Little Ice Age (PDF)(Natural Science, Volume 2, Number 7, pp. 1211-1224, November 2010)- Syun-Ichi Akasofu
A statistical analysis of multiple temperature proxies: Are reconstructions of surface temperatures over the last 1000 years reliable? (PDF)(Annals of Applied Statistics, Volume 5, Number 1, pp. 5-44, March 2011)- Blakeley B. McShane, Abraham J. Wyner
Improved methods for PCA-based reconstructions: case study using the Steig et al. (2009) Antarctic temperature reconstruction (PDF)(Journal of Climate, Volume 24, Issue 8, pp. 2099-2115, April 2011)- Ryan O'Donnell, Nicholas Lewis, Steve McIntyre, Jeff Condon
Lack of Consistency Between Modeled and Observed Temperature Trends (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 22, Number 4, pp. 375-406, June 2011)- S. Fred Singer
On the Observational Determination of Climate Sensitivity and Its Implications (PDF)(Asia-Pacific Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, Volume 47, Number 4, pp. 377-390, August 2011)- Richard S. Lindzen, Yong-Sang Choi
Climate Science: Is it currently designed to answer questions? (PDF)(Euresis Journal, Volume 2, pp. 161-192, March 2012)- Richard S. Lindzen
Modern Environmentalism: A Longer Term Threat to Western Civilization(Energy & Environment, Volume 24, Number 6, pp. 1063-1072, October 2013)- Alan Carlin
Tiny warming of residual anthropogenic CO2(International Journal of Modern Physics B, Volume 28, Issue 13, pp. 1-20, May 2014)- Fran§ois Gervais
Quantifying the consensus on anthropogenic global warming in the literature: A re-analysis(Energy Policy, Volume 73, pp. 701-705, October 2014)- Richard S. J. Tol
The Climatological Significance of a Doubling of Earth's Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Concentration(Science, Volume 207, Issue 4438, pp. 1462-1463, March 1980)- Sherwood B. IdsoA surface air temperature response function for earth's atmosphere(Boundary-Layer Meteorology, Volume 22, Number 2, pp. 227-232, February 1982)- Sherwoord B. Idso
The Role of Convective Model Choice in Calculating the Climate Impact of Doubling CO2 (PDF)(Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Volume 39, Issue 6, pp. 1189''1205, June 1982)- Richard S. Lindzen, A. Y. Hou, B. F. Farrell
Long-term stabilization of earth's surface air temperature by a negative feedback mechanism(Theoretical and Applied Climatology, Volume 31, Number 3, pp. 211-219, August 1982)- Sherwood B. Idso
CO2 and climate: Where is the water vapor feedback?(Theoretical and Applied Climatology, Volume 31, Number 4, pp. 325-329, October 1982)- Sherwood B. Idso
Temperature limitation by evaporation in hot climates and the greenhouse effects of water vapor and carbon dioxide(Agricultural Meteorology, Volume 27, Issues 1-2, pp. 105-109, November 1982)- Sherwood B. Idso
Carbon Dioxide and Global Temperature: What the Data Show(Journal of Environmental Quality, Volume 12, Number 2, pp. 159-163, 1983)- Sherwood B. Idso
On the magnitude of the CO2 greenhouse effect(Applied Energy, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp. 227-232, 1983)- Sherwood B. Idso
Do increases in atmospheric CO2 have a cooling effect on surface air temperature? (PDF)(Climatological Bulletin, Volume 17, Number 2, pp. 22-26, October 1983)- Sherwood B. Idso
* The Impetus for CO2-Induced Climatic Change: A Reply to Comments of Dr. Kevin Hamilton (PDF)(Climatological Bulletin, Volume 18, Number 1, pp. 37-39, April 1984)- Sherwood B. Idso
Shortcomings of CO2-climate models raise questions about the wisdom of energy policy implications(Applied Energy, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp. 53-57, 1984)- Sherwood B. Idso
The climatic effect of co2: A different view(Atmospheric Environment, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp. 431-434, 1984)- Hugh W. Ellsaesser
An empirical evaluation of earth's surface air temperature response to radiative forcing, including feedback, as applied to the CO2-climate problem(Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, Volume 34, Issue 1-2, pp. 1-19, March 1984)- Sherwood B. Idso
Case for Carbon Dioxide(Journal of Environmental Sciences, Volume 27, Number 3, pp. 19-22, May/June 1984)- Sherwood B. Idso
What if increases in atmospheric CO2 have an inverse greenhouse effect? I. Energy balance considerations related to surface albedo(International Journal of Climatology, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp. 399-409, July 1984)- Sherwood B. Idso
Carbon Dioxide and Climate: Is There a Greenhouse in Our Future?(The Quarterly Review of Biology, Volume 59, Number 3, pp. 291-294, September 1984)- Sherwood B. Idso
The CO2 Climate Controversy: An Issue of Global Concern(New Zealand Geographer, Volume 40, Issue 2, pp. 110-112, October 1984)- Sherwood B. Idso
The Search for Global CO2 etc. 'Greenhouse Effects'(Environmental Conservation, Volume 12, Number 1, pp. 29-35, March 1985)- Sherwood B. Idso
An upper limit to global surface air temperature(Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, Volume 34, Number 2, pp. 141-144, June 1985)- Sherwood B. Idso
The value of climate forecasting(Surveys in Geophysics, Volume 7, Number 3, pp. 273-290, June 1985)- Garth W. Paltridge
Global climatic trends as revealed by the recorded data(Reviews of Geophysics, Volume 24, Number 4, pp. 745-794, November 1986)- Hugh W. Ellsaesser, Michael C. MacCracken, John J. Walton, Stanley L. Grotch
The CO2/trace gas greenhouse effect: theory versus reality(Theoretical and Applied Climatology, Volume 38, Number 1, pp. 55-56, March 1987)- Sherwood B. Idso
Carbon dioxide and climate in the Vostok ice core(Atmospheric Environment, Volume 22, Issue 10, pp. 2341-2342, 1988)- Sherwood B. Idso
Greenhouse warming or Little Ice Age demise: A critical problem for climatology(Theoretical and Applied Climatology, Volume 39, Number 1, pp. 54-56, March 1988)- Sherwood B. Idso
Anthropogenic Warming in North Alaska?(Journal of Climate, Volume 1, Issue 9, pp. 942''945, September 1988)- Patrick J. Michaels, David E. Sappington, David E. Stooksbury
The CO2 greenhouse effect on Mars, Earth, and Venus(Science of the Total Environment, Volume 77, Issue 2-3, pp. 291-294, December 1988)- Sherwood B. Idso
The search for CO2/trace gas greenhouse warming(Theoretical and Applied Climatology, Volume 40, Issue 1-2, pp. 101-102, March 1989)- Sherwood B. Idso, John F. B. Mitchell
A tale of ten fallacies: The skeptical enquirer's view of the carbon dioxide/climate controversy(Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, Volume 47, Issues 2''4, pp. 349-371, September 1989)- William E. Reifsnyder
An upper limit to the greenhouse effect of Earth's atmosphere(Theoretical and Applied Climatology, Volume 40, Number 3, pp. 171-174, September 1989)- Sherwood B. Idso
On the stability of Earth's climate(Theoretical and Applied Climatology, Volume 39, Number 3, pp. 177-178, September 1989)- Sherwood B. Idso
Use of time series analysis to detect climatic change(Journal of Hydrology, Volume 111, Issues 1-4, pp. 259-279, November 1989)- Geoff Kite
Upper ocean temperature variability in the northeast Pacific Ocean: Is it an indicator of global warming?(Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, Volume 94, Issue C12, pp. 18175-18183, December 1989)- Thomas C. Royer
A different view of the climatic effect of CO2 - Updated(Atmosfera, Volume 3, Number 1, pp. 3-29, 1990)- Hugh W. Ellsaesser
Atmospheric greenhouse effect in the earth's history(Doklady Earth Sciences, Volume 315, Number 6, pp. 40-45, 1990)- O. G. Sorokhtin
Is recent climate change across the United States related to rising levels of anthropogenic greenhouse gases?(Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, Volume 95, Issue D10, pp. 16617''16637, January 1990)- Marc S. Plantico, Thomas R. Karl, George Kukla, Joyce Gavin
Some Coolness Concerning Global Warming (PDF)(Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Volume 71, Issue 3, pp. 288''299, March 1990)- Richard S. Lindzen
The greenhouse effect and global change: review and reappraisal(International Journal of Environmental Studies, Volume 36, Issue 1-2, pp. 55-71, July 1990)- Patrick J. Michaels
New assessments of global climate change(Atmosfera, Volume 4, Number 3, pp. 177-188, 1991)- Kirill Ya. Kondratyev
What do climate models tell us about global warming?(Pure and Applied Geophysics, Volume 135, Number 1, pp. 125-133, January 1991)- Christopher Essex
Surface air temperature response to increasing global industrial productivity: A beneficial greenhouse effect?(Theoretical and Applied Climatology, Volume 44, Number 1, pp. 37-41, March 1991)- Sherwood B. Idso, Robert C. Balling Jr.
Carbon dioxide and the fate of Earth(Global Environmental Change, Volume 1, Number 3, pp. 178-182, June 1991)- Sherwood B. Idso
Global Warming as a Manifestation of a Random Walk(Journal of Climate, Volume 4, Issue 6, pp. 589-597, June 1991)- A. H. Gordon
Overlooked scientific issues in assessing hypothesized greenhouse gas warming (PDF)(Environmental Software, Volume 6, Number 2, pp. 100-107, June 1991)- Roger A. Pielke Sr.
Evaluating the climatic effect of doubling atmospheric CO2 via an analysis of Earth's historical temperature record(Science of The Total Environment, Volume 106, Issue 3, pp. 239-242, July 1991)- Sherwood B. Idso, Robert C. Balling Jr.
The Aerial Fertilization Effect of CO2 and Its Implications for Global Carbon Cycling and Maximum Greenhouse Warming(Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Volume 72, Issue 7, pp. 962-965, July 1991)- Sherwood B. Idso
Global warming: What does the science tell us?(Energy, Volume 16, Issues 11-12, pp. 1331-1345, November-December 1991)- Robert Jastrow, William Nierenberg, Frederick Seitz
Ancient atmospheric C02 pressures inferred from natural goethites(Nature, Volume 355, Number 6385, pp. 342-344, January 1992)- J. Crayton Yapp, Harald Poths
US temperature/precipitation relationships: implications for future 'greenhouse' climates(Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, Volume 58, Issues 1''2, pp. 143''147, March 1992)- Sherwood B. Idso, Robert C. Balling Jr.
Atmospheric CO2 and global warming: a critical review (PDF)(Norwegian Polar Institute Letters, Volume 119, May 1992)- Zbigniew Jaworowski, Tom V. Segalstad, V. Hisdal
Keeping cool on global warming(The Electricity Journal, Volume 5, Issue 6, pp. 32-41, July 1992)- Frederick Seitz et al.
Do glaciers tell a true atmospheric CO2 story? (PDF)(Science of the Total Environment, Volume 114, pp. 227-284, August 1992)- Zbigniew Jaworowski, Tom V. Segalstad, N. Ono
The DMS-cloud albedo feedback effect: Greatly underestimated?(Climatic Change, Volume 21, Number 4, pp. 429-433, August 1992)- Sherwood B. Idso
Global Warming: A Reduced Threat?(Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Volume 73, Issue 10, pp. 1563''1577, October 1992)- Patrick J. Michaels, David E. Stooksbury
Anthropo-generated Climate Change in Europe(Environmental Conservation, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp. 349-353, December 1992)- Robert C. Balling Jr., Sherwood B. Idso
Climatic change in Britain: Is SO2 more significant than CO2?(Theoretical and Applied Climatology, Volume 45, Number 4, pp. 251-256, December 1992)- Robert C. Balling Jr., Sherwood B. Idso
Simulating Past and Forecasting Future Climates(Environmental Conservation, Volume 20, Issue 4, pp. 339-346, 1993)- Reid A. Bryson
Water vapor feedback and the ice age snowline record (PDF)(Annales Geophysicae, Volume 11, Number 2-3, pp. 204-215, March 1993)- De-Zheng Sun, Richard S. Lindzen
Distribution of Tropical Tropospheric Water Vapor (PDF)(Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Volume 50, Issue 12, pp. 1643-1660, June 1993)- De-Zheng Sun, Richard S. Lindzen
A dissenting view on global climate change(The Electricity Journal, Volume 6, Issue 6, pp. 62-69, July 1993)- Henry R. Linden
Analysing Hydrometeorological Time Series for Evidence of Climatic Change (PDF)(Nordic Hydrology, Volume 24, Number 2-3, pp. 135''150, August 1993)- Geoff Kite
Review and impacts of climate change uncertainties(Futures, Volume 25, Number 8, pp. 850-863, October 1993)- M. E. Fernau, W. J. Makofske, D. W. South
Atmospheric CO2 residence time and the carbon cycle(Energy, Volume 18, Issue 12, pp. 1297-1310, December 1993)- Chauncey Starr
Temperature dependence of silicate weathering in nature: How strong a negative feedback on long-term accumulation of atmospheric CO2 and global greenhouse warming? (PDF)(Geology, Volume 21, Issue 12, pp. 1059, December 1993)- Michael Anthony Velbel
On the scientific basis for global warming scenarios (PDF)(Environmental Pollution, Volume 83, Issues 1''2, pp. 125''134, 1994)- Richard S. Lindzen
Climate Dynamics and Global Change(Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, Volume 26, pp. 353-378, January 1994)- Richard S. Lindzen
Science does not support consensus' on climate change(The Electricity Journal, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp. 78-85, February 1994)- Henry R. Linden
A Critical Appraisal of the Global Warming Debate(New Zealand Geographer, Volume 50, Issue 1, pp. 30-32, April 1994)- C. R. de Freitas
Interpreting the Global Temperature Record(Economic Affairs, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp. 18-21, April 1994)- Robert C. Balling Jr.
Ancient atmosphere- Validity of ice records(Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Volume 1, Number 3, September 1994)- Zbigniew Jaworowski
Global Warming or Little Ice Age?(Journal of Coastal Research, Issue 17, pp. 371-382, 1995)- Theodor Landscheidt
Atmospheric greenhouse effect in the context of global climate change(Il Nuovo Cimento C, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp. 123-151, March 1995)- K. Ya. Kondratyev, C. Varotsos
The roles of carbon dioxide and water vapour in warming and cooling the earth's troposphere(Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, Volume 51, Issue 3, pp. 415-417, March 1995)- Jack Barrett
* Reply to comments by Sir John Houghton and Keith P. Shine on "The roles of carbon dioxide and water vapour in warming and cooling the Earth's troposphere" J. Barrett, Spectrochim. Acta Part A, 51 (3) (1995) 415(Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, Volume 51, Issue 8, pp. 1395, July 1995)- Jack Barrett
* Reply to Comment on "The role of carbon dioxide and water vapour in climate"(Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, Volume 52, Issue 11, pp. 1567-1568, October 1996)- Jack Barrett
Predicted and observed long night and day temperature trends (PDF)(Atmospheric Research, Volume 37, Issues 1-3, pp. 257''266, July 1995)- Patrick J. Michaels, Paul C. Knappenberger, D. A. Gay
Earth rotation, ocean circulation and paleoclimate(GeoJournal, Volume 37, Number 4, pp. 419-430, December 1995)- Nils-Axel Morner
Global Temperature Deviations as a Random Walk(Journal of Climate, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp. 656''658, March 1996)- Olavi Karner
Observed changes in the diurnal temperature and dewpoint cycles across the United States (PDF)(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 23, Number 19, pp. 2637''2640, September 1996)- Paul C. Knappenberger, Patrick J. Michaels, Peter D. Schwartzman
"The Wernerian syndrome"; aspects of global climate change; an analysis of assumptions, data, and conclusions(Environmental Geosciences, Volume 3, Number 4, pp. 204-210, December 1996)- Lee C. Gerhard
Why Carbon Dioxide Emissions Should Not Be Limited (PDF)(Thermal Engineering, Volume 44, Number 2, pp. 85-89, 1997)- V. V. Klimenko
How Dry is the Tropical Free Troposphere? Implications for Global Warming Theory (PDF)(Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Volume 78, Issue 6, pp. 1097''1106, June 1997)- Roy W. Spencer, William D. Braswell
Time scales and trends in the central England temperature data (1659''1990): A wavelet analysis(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 24, Number 11, pp. 1351-1354, June 1997)- Sallie Baliunas, Peter Frick, Dmitry Sokoloff, Willie Soon
CO2 and Climate: a Geologist's View (PDF)(Space Science Reviews, Volume 81, Issue 1-2, pp. 173-198, July 1997)- Harry N. A. Priem
Can increasing carbon dioxide cause climate change? (PDF)(Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Volume 94, Number 16, pp. 8335-8342, August 1997)- Richard S. Lindzen
The continuing search for an anthropogenic climate change signal: Limitations of correlation-based approaches(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 24, Number 18, pp. 2319''2322, September 1997)- David R. Legates, Robert E. Davis
On the climatic implications of volcanic cooling (PDF)(Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume 103, Issue D6, pp. 5929-5942, March 1998)- Richard S. Lindzen, Constantine Giannitsis
Analysis of trends in the variability of daily and monthly historical temperature measurements (PDF)(Climate Research, Volume 10, Number 1, pp. 27-33, April 1998)- Patrick J. Michaels, Robert C. Balling Jr., Russell S. Vose, Paul C. Knappenberger
Climate Variations and the Enhanced Greenhouse Effect(Ambio, Volume 27, Number 4, pp. 270-274, June 1998)- Wibjorn Karlen
Analysis of long-term European temperature records: 1751-1995 (PDF)(Climate Research, Volume 10, Number 3, pp. 193-200, December 1998)- R. C. Balling Jr, R. S. Vose, Gerd-Rainer Weber
Climate Chaotic Instability: Statistical Determination and Theoretical Background(Environmetrics, Volume 8, Issue 5, pp. 517-532, December 1998)- Raymond Sneyers
Climate Prediction as an Initial Value Problem (PDF)(Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Volume 79, Number 12, pp. 2743-2746, December 1998)- Roger A. Pielke Sr.
Natural variability in an-ocean-atmosphere climate model(Journal of Physics Malaysia, Volume 19, pp. 157-172, 1999)- Eric S. Posmentier, Willie H. Soon, Sallie L. Baliunas
The carbon dioxide thermometer and the cause of global warming(Energy & Environment, Volume 10, Number 1, pp. 1-18, January 1999)- Nigel Calder
Human Contribution to Climate Change Remains Questionable (PDF)(Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, Volume 80, Issue 16, pp. 183-183, April 1999)- S. Fred Singer
Rate and Magnitude of Past Global Climate Changes(Environmental Geosciences, Volume 6, Number 2, pp. 63-75, June 1999)- John P. Bluemle, Joseph M. Sabel, Wibjorn Karlen
Geologic Constraints on Global Climate Variability(Environmental Geosciences, Volume 6, Issue 3, page 152, September 1999)- Lee C. Gerhard
Climate change in the Arctic and its empirical diagnostics(Energy & Environment, Volume 10, Number 5, pp. 469-482, September 1999)- V. V. Adamenko, K. Y. Kondratyev, C. A. Varotsos
An assessment of validation experiments conducted on computer models of global climate using the general circulation model of the UK's Hadley Centre(Energy & Environment, Volume 10, Number 5, pp. 491-502, September 1999)- Richard S. Courtney
Evidence Delimiting Past Global Climate Changes(Environmental Geosciences, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp. 151, September 1999)- John P. Bluemle, Joseph M. Sabel, Wibjorn Karlen
Environmental Effects of Increased Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide (PDF)(Climate Research, Volume 13, Number 2, pp. 149''164, October 1999)- Willie H. Soon, Sallie L. Baliunas, Arthur B. Robinson, Zachary W. Robinson
Observed warming in cold anticyclones (PDF)(Climate Research, Volume 14, Number 1, pp. 1''6, January 2000)- Patrick J. Michaels, Paul C. Knappenberger, Robert C. Balling Jr., Robert E. Davis
Natural signals in the MSU lower tropospheric temperature record(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 27, Number 18, pp. 2905''2908, September 2000)- Patrick J. Michaels, Paul C. Knappenberger
The cause of global warming (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 11, Number 6, pp. 613-629, November 2000)- Vincent Gray
Evidence for decoupling of atmospheric CO2 and global climate during the Phanerozoic eon(Nature, Volume 408, Number 6813, pp. 698-701, December 2000)- Jan Veizer, Yves Godderis, Louis M. Fran§ois
Reviewing the Uncertainties in Climate Change Science(Area, Volume 32, Number 4, pp. 357-368, December 2000)- Greg O'Hare
Differential trends in tropical sea surface and atmospheric temperatures since 1979(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 28, Number 1, pp. 183''186, January 2001)- John R. Christy, D.E. Parker, S.J. Brown, I. Macadam, M. Stendel, William B. Norris
Vertical correlations of water vapor in GCMs (PDF)(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 28, Number 2, pp. 259''262, January 2001)- De-Zheng Sun, Curt Covey, Richard S. Lindzen
Sources of global warming in upper ocean temperature during El Nino(Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, Volume 106, Issue C3, pp. 4349-4367, March 2001)- Warren B. White et al.
Does CO2 really drive global warming? (PDF)(Chemical Innovation, Volume 31, Number 5, pp. 44-46, May 2001)- Robert H. Essenhigh
A sceptical view of climate change and water resources planning(Irrigation and Drainage, Volume 50, Issue 3, pp. 221-226, July 2001)- Geoff Kite
Is the enhancement of global warming important?(Energy & Environment, Volume 12, Number 4, pp. 335-341, July 2001)- M. C. R. Symons, Jack Barrett
Nature of observed temperature changes across the United States during the 20th century (PDF)(Climate Research, Volume 17, Number 1, pp. 45''53, July 2001)- Paul C. Knappenberger, Patrick J. Michaels, Robert E. Davis
Is the additional greenhouse effect already evident in the current climate?(Fresenius' Journal of Analytical Chemistry, Volume 371, Number 6, pp. 791-797, November 2001)- E. Raschke
Modeling climatic effects of anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions: unknowns and uncertainties (PDF)(Climate Research, Volume 18, Number 3, pp. 259''275, November 2001)- Willie H. Soon, Sallie L. Baliunas, Sherwood B. Idso, Kirill Ya. Kondratyev, Eric S. Posmentier
* Modeling climatic effects of anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions: unknowns and uncertainties. Reply to Risbey (2002) (PDF)(Climate Research, Volume 22, Number 2, pp. 187''188, September 2002)- Willie H. Soon, Sallie L. Baliunas, Sherwood B. Idso, Kirill Ya. Kondratyev, Eric S. Posmentier
* Modeling climatic effects of anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions: unknowns and uncertainties. Reply to Karoly et al. (2003) (PDF)(Climate Research, Volume 24, Number 1, pp. 93''94, June 2003)- Willie H. Soon, Sallie L. Baliunas, Sherwood B. Idso, Kirill Ya. Kondratyev, Eric S. Posmentier
Do deep ocean temperature records verify models? (PDF)(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 29, Number 8, April 2002)- Richard S. Lindzen
Problems in evaluating regional and local trends in temperature: an example from eastern Colorado, USA (PDF)(International Journal of Climatology, Volume 22, Issue 4, pp. 421-434, April 2002)- Roger A. Pielke Sr. et al.
When Was The Hottest Summer? A State Climatologist Struggles for an Answer(Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Volume 83, Issue 5, pp. 723-734, May 2002)- John R. Christy
Are observed changes in the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere really dangerous? (PDF)(Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology, Volume 50, Number 2, pp. 297-327, June 2002)- C. R. de Freitas
Reconciling observations of global temperature change (PDF)(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 29, Issue 12, pp. 24-1, June 2002)- Richard S. Lindzen, Constantine Giannitsis
Global Climate Models Violate Scaling of the Observed Atmospheric Variability (PDF)(Physical Review Letters, Volume 89, Number 2, July 2002)- R. B. Govindan et al.
Statistical analysis does not support a human influence on climate(Energy & Environment, Volume 13, Number 3, pp. 329-331, July 2002)- S. Fred Singer
On nonstationarity and antipersistency in global temperature series (PDF)(Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume 107, Issue D20, October 2002)- Olavi Karner
A multifractal point of view on climatological evolution(La Houille Blanche, Number 8, pp. 31-33, December 2002)- P. Hubert et al.
Phanerozoic Climatic Zones and Paleogeography with a Consideration of Atmospheric CO2 Levels(Paleontological Journal, Volume 2, pp. 3-11, February 2003)- A. J. Boucot et al.
Global Warming: Are We Confusing Cause and Effect?(Energy Sources, Volume 25, Number 4, pp. 357-370, April 2003)- Leonid F. Khilyuk
Climate Change - A Natural Hazard (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 14, Number 2-3, pp. 215-232, May 2003)- William Kininmonth
Global Warming: Myth or Reality? The Actual Evolution of the Weather Dynamics(Energy & Environment, Volume 14, Number 2-3, pp. 297-322, May 2003)- Marcel Leroux
New Little Ice Age Instead of Global Warming? (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 14, Number 2-3, pp. 327-350, May 2003)- Theodor Landscheidt
The "Greenhouse Effect" as a Function of Atmospheric Mass(Energy & Environment, Volume 14, Number 2-3, pp. 351-356, May 2003)- Hans Jelbring
Test for harmful collinearity among predictor variables used in modeling global temperature (PDF)(Climate Research, Volume 24, Number 1, pp. 15-18, June 2003)- David H. Douglass, B. David Clader, John R. Christy, Patrick J. Michaels, David A. Belsley
Global Warming (PDF)(Progress in Physical Geography, Volume 27, Number 3, pp. 448-455, September 2003)- Willie H. Soon, Sallie L. Baliunas
On the Coherence between Dynamics of the World Fuel Consumption and Global Temperature Anomaly (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 14, Number 6, pp. 773-782, November 2003)- L. B. Klyashtorin, A. A. Lyubushin
Likelihood of Rapidly Increasing Surface Temperatures Unaccompanied by Strong Warming in the Free Troposphere (PDF)(Climate Research, Volume 25, Number 3, pp. 185-190, January 2004)- T. N. Chase, Roger A. Pielke Sr., B. Herman, X. Zeng
Climate change: detection and attribution of trends from long-term geologic data(Ecological Modelling, Volume 171, Issue 4, pp. 433-450, February 2004)- Craig Loehle
Estimation and representation of long-term (>40 year) trends of Northern-Hemisphere-gridded surface temperature: A note of caution (PDF)(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 31, Number 3, February 2004)- Willie H. Soon, David R. Legates, Sallie L. Baliunas
Industrial CO2 emissions as a proxy for anthropogenic influence on lower tropospheric temperature trends (PDF)(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 31, Number 5, March 2004)- A. T. J. de Laat, A. N. Maurellis
A test of corrections for extraneous signals in gridded surface temperature data (PDF)(Climate Research, Volume 26, Number 2, pp. 159-173, May 2004)- Ross McKitrick, Patrick J. Michaels
* Are temperature trends affected by economic activity? Reply to Benestad (2004) (PDF)(Climate Research, Volume 27, Number 2, pp. 175''176, October 2004)- Ross McKitrick, Patrick J. Michaels
* A test of corrections for extraneous signals in gridded surface temperature data: Erratum (PDF)(Climate Research, Volume 27, Number 3, pp. 265-268, December 2004)- Ross McKitrick, Patrick J. Michaels
Altitude dependence of atmospheric temperature trends: Climate models versus observation (PDF)(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 31, Number 13, July 2004)- David H. Douglass, Benjamin D. Pearson, S. Fred Singer
Disparity of tropospheric and surface temperature trends: New evidence (PDF)(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 31, Number 13, July 2004)- David H. Douglass, Benjamin D. Pearson, S. Fred Singer, Paul C. Knappenberger, Patrick J. Michaels
Key Aspects of Global Climate Change(Energy & Environment, Volume 15, Number 3, pp. 469-503, July 2004)- K. Y. Kondratyev
Nonlinearities, Feedbacks and Critical Thresholds within the Earth's Climate System (PDF)(Climatic Change, Volume 65, Number 1-2, pp. 11-38, July 2004)- Jose A. Rial et al.
Water in the Atmosphere (PDF)(Journal of Chemical Education, Volume 81, Issue 8, pp. 1229, August 2004)- Joel M. Kauffman
Climate change: Conflict of observational science, theory, and politics (PDF)(AAPG Bulletin, Volume 88, Number 9, pp. 1211-1220, September 2004)- Lee C. Gerhard
* Climate change: Conflict of observational science, theory, and politics: Reply(AAPG Bulletin, Volume 90, Number 3, pp. 409-412, March 2006)- Lee C. Gerhard
Global warming and long-term climatic changes: a progress report (PDF)(Environmental Geology, Volume 46, Issue 6-7, pp. 970-979, October 2004)- L. F. Khilyuk, G. V. Chilingar
Global Warming and the Accumulation of Carbon Dioxide in the Atmosphere(Energy & Environment, Volume 16, Number 1, pp. 101-126, January 2005)- Arthur Rorsch, Richard S. Courtney, Dick Thoenes
Iceland as a heat island (PDF)(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 32, Number 3, February 2005)- David H. Douglass, V. Patel, Robert S. Knox
* Reply to comments by H. Bjornsson et al. on "Iceland as a heat island" (PDF)(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 32, Number 24, December 2005)- David H. Douglass, V. Patel, Robert S. Knox
Climate forcing by the volcanic eruption of Mount Pinatubo (PDF)(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 32, Number 5, March 2005)- David H. Douglass, Robert S. Knox
* Reply to comment by A. Robock on "Climate forcing by the volcanic eruption of Mount Pinatubo" (PDF)(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 32, Number 20, October 2005)- David H. Douglass, Robert S. Knox
* Reply to comment by T. M. L. Wigley et al. on "Climate forcing by the volcanic eruption of Mount Pinatubo" (PDF)(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 32, Number 20, October 2005)- David H. Douglass, Robert S. Knox
Global warming and the mining of oceanic methane hydrate(Topics in Catalysis, Volume 32, Issue 3-4, pp. 95-99, March 2005)- Chung-Chieng Lai, David Dietrich, Malcolm Bowman
The Interaction of Climate Change and the Carbon Dioxide Cycle(Energy & Environment, Volume 16, Number 2, pp. 217-238, March 2005)- Arthur Rorsch, Richard S. Courtney, Dick Thoenes
Discussions on Climate Change as Presented in Nature, 2004(Energy & Environment, Volume 16, Number 2, pp. 335-348, March 2005)- Jack Barrett
Expected halt in the current global warming trend?(Renewable Energy, Volume 30, Issue 5, pp. 743''752, April 2005)- Ernest C. Njau
Some examples of negative feedback in the Earth climate system (PDF)(Central European Journal of Physics, Volume 3, Number 2, June 2005)- Olavi Karner
The Global Warming Debate: A Review of the State of Science (PDF)(Pure and Applied Geophysics, Volume 162, Issue 8-9, pp. 1557-1586, August 2005)- Madhav L. Khandekar, T. S. Murty, P. Chittibabu
Greenhouse molecules, their spectra and function in the atmosphere (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 16, Number 6, pp. 1037-1045, November 2005)- Jack Barrett
Nature's style: Naturally trendy (PDF)(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 32, Number 23, December 2005)- Timothy A. Cohn, Harry F. Lins
Seductive Simulations? Uncertainty Distribution Around Climate Models (PDF)(Social Studies of Science, Volume 35, Number 6, pp. 895-922, December 2005)- Myanna Lahsen
Global climate changes: Antidogmatron (PDF)(Geographica Pannonica, Volume 10, pp. 9-13, 2006)- Milan Radovanovic, Mirceta Vemic, Ivan Popovic
Methodology and Results of Calculating Central California Surface Temperature Trends: Evidence of Human-Induced Climate Change? (PDF)(Journal of Climate, Volume 19, Issue 4, February 2006)- John R. Christy, William B. Norris, K. Redmond, K. Gallo
* Reply to Comments on "Methodology and Results of Calculating Central California Surface Temperature Trends: Evidence of Human-Induced Climate Change?"(Journal of Climate, Volume 20, Issue 7, September 2007)- John R. Christy, William B. Norris, K. Gallo
Prediction of the Standard Atmosphere Profiles of Temperature, Pressure, and Density with Height for the Lower Atmosphere by Solution of the (S''S) Integral Equations of Transfer and Evaluation of the Potential for Profile Perturbation by Combustion Emissions(Energy Fuels, Volume 20, Issue 3, pp. 1057-1067, May 2006)- Robert H. Essenhigh
On the sensitivity of the atmosphere to the doubling of the carbon dioxide concentration and on water vapour feedback(Energy & Environment, Volume 17, Number 4, pp. 603-607, July 2006)- Jack Barrett, David Bellamy, Heinz Hug
On global forces of nature driving the Earth's climate. Are humans involved?(Environmental Geology, Volume 50, Number 6, pp. 899-910, August 2006)- L. F. Khilyuk, G. V. Chilingar
* Response to W. Aeschbach-Hertig rebuttal of "On global forces of nature driving the Earth's climate. Are humans involved?" by L. F. Khilyuk and G. V. Chilingar(Environmental Geology, Volume 54, Number 7, pp. 1567-1572, June 2008)- L. F. Khilyuk, G. V. Chilingar
Conflicting Signals of Climatic Change in the Upper Indus Basin (PDF)(Journal of Climate, Volume 19, Issue 17, pp. 4276''4293, September 2006)- H. J. Fowler, D. R. Archer
Uncertainties in assessing global warming during the 20th century: disagreement between key data sources(Energy & Environment, Volume 17, Number 5, pp. 685-706, September 2006)- Maxim Ogurtsov, Markus Lindholm
Temperature trends in the lower atmosphere (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 17, Number 5, pp. 707-714, September 2006)- Vincent Gray
Thermocline flux exchange during the Pinatubo event (PDF)(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 33, Issue 19, October 2006)- D. H. Douglass, R. S. Knox, B. D. Pearson, A. Clark Jr
Climate Change Reexamined (PDF)(Journal of Scientific Exploration, Volume 21, Number 4, pp. 723''749, 2007)- Joel M. Kauffman
Are there connections between the Earth's magnetic field and climate? (PDF)(Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Volume 253, Issues 3-4, pp. 328-339, January 2007)- Vincent Courtillot et al.
* Response to comment on "Are there connections between Earth's magnetic field and climate?, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 253, 328''339, 2007" by Bard, E., and Delaygue, M., Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., in press, 2007 (PDF)(Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Volume 265, Issues 1-2, pp. 308-311, January 2008)- Vincent Courtillot et al.
Multi-scale analysis of global temperature changes and trend of a drop in temperature in the next 20 years (PDF)(Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, Volume 95, January 2007)- Lin Zhen-Shan, Sun Xian
Greenhouse effect in semi-transparent planetary atmospheres (PDF)(Quarterly Journal of the Hungarian Meteorological Service, Volume 111, Number 1, pp. 1-40, January-March 2007)- Ferenc M. Miskolczi
Does a Global Temperature Exist? (PDF)(Journal of Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics, Volume 32, Issue 1, pp. 1''27, February 2007)- Christopher Essex, Ross McKitrick, Bjarne Andresen
180 years of atmospheric CO2 gas analysis by chemical methods (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 18, Number 2, pp. 259-282, March 2007)- Ernst-Georg Beck
* Comments on "180 years of Atmospheric CO2 Gas Analysis by Chemical Methods" (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 18, Number 5, pp. 641-646, September 2007)- Ernst-Georg Beck
Climate Change is Nothing New! (PDF)(New Concepts In Global Tectonics, Number 42, pp. 3-17, March 2007)- Lance Endersbee
Implications of the Secondary Role of Carbon Dioxide and Methane Forcing in Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future (PDF)(Physical Geography, Volume 28, Number 2, pp. 97-125, March 2007)- Willie H. Soon
Climate stability: an inconvenient proof(Proceedings of the ICE - Civil Engineering, Volume 160, Issue 2, pp. 66-72, May 2007)- David Bellamy, Jack Barrett
Environmental Effects of Increased Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide (PDF)(Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, Volume 12, Number 3, pp. 79-90, Fall 2007)- Arthur B. Robinson, Noah E. Robinson, Willie H. Soon
Climate outlook to 2030 (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 18, Number 5, pp. 615-619, September 2007)- David C. Archibald
On a possibility of estimating the feedback sign of the Earth climate system (PDF)(Proceedings of the Estonian Academy of Sciences: Engineering, Volume 13, Number 3, pp. 260-268, September 2007)- Olavi Karner
Formulations of human-induced variations in global temperature (PDF)(Renewable Energy, Volume 32, Issue 13, pp. 2211''2222, October 2007)- Ernest C. Njau
Evolution of the Earth's Global Climate(Energy Sources, Volume 29, Issue 1, pp. 1-19, November 2007)- O. G. Sorokhtin, G. V. Chilingar, L. F. Khilyuk, M. V. Gorfunkel
A comparison of tropical temperature trends with model predictions (PDF)(International Journal of Climatology, Volume 28, Issue 13, pp. 1693-1701, December 2007)- David H. Douglass, John R. Christy, Benjamin D. Pearson, S. Fred Singer
* Addendum to A comparison of tropical temperature trends with model Predictions (PDF)(Submitted to the International Journal of Climatology, 2007)- David H. Douglass, John R. Christy, Benjamin D. Pearson, S. Fred Singer
* An updated comparison of model ensemble and observed temperature trends in the tropical troposphere (PDF)(Submitted to the International Journal of Climatology, 2009)- Stephen McIntyre, Ross McKitrick
Global Warming: Forecasts by Scientists Versus Scientific Forecasts (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 18, Number 7-8, pp. 997-1021, December 2007)- Kesten C. Green, J. Scott Armstrong
Limits on climate sensitivity derived from recent satellite and surface observations (PDF)(Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume 112, Issue D24, December 2007)- Petr Chylek et al.
Quantifying the influence of anthropogenic surface processes and inhomogeneities on gridded global climate data (PDF)(Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume 112, Issue D24, December 2007)- Ross R. McKitrick, Patrick J. Michaels
Taking GreenHouse Warming Seriously (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 18, Number 7-8, pp. 937-950, December 2007)- Richard S. Lindzen
The Fraud Allegation Against Some Climatic Research of Wei-Chyung Wang (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 18, Number 7-8, pp. 985-995, December 2007)- Douglas J. Keenan
Temporal Variability in Local Air Temperature Series Shows Negative Feedback (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 18, Number 7-8, pp. 1059-1072, December 2007)- Olavi Karner
Cooling of Atmosphere Due to CO2 Emission (PDF)(Energy Sources, Volume 30, Issue 1, pp. 1-9, January 2008)- G. V. Chilingar, L. F. Khilyuk, O. G. Sorokhtin
The Spatial Pattern and Mechanisms of Heat-Content Change in the North Atlantic (PDF)(Science, Volume 319, Number 5864, pp. 800-803, February 2008)- M. Susan Lozier et al.
Scientific Consensus on Climate Change? (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 19, Number 2, pp. 281-286, March 2008)- Klaus-Martin Schulte
Evidence for "publication Bias" Concerning Global Warming in Science and Nature(Energy & Environment, Volume 19, Number 2, pp. 287-301, March 2008)- Patrick J. Michaels
Useless Arithmetic: Ten Points to Ponder When Using Mathematical Models in Environmental Decision Making (PDF)(Public Administration Review, Volume 68, Issue 3, pp. 470-479, March 2008)- Linda Pilkey-Jarvis, Orrin H. Pilkey
Global Climate Change(Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Volume 113, Issue 3, pp. 448-455, April 2008)- R. H. Hammerle et al.
An Alternative View of Climate Change for Steelmakers (PDF)(Iron & Steel Technology, Volume 5, Number 7, pp. 87-98, July 2008)- John Stubbles
Human population and carbon dioxide(Energy Policy, Volume 36, Issue 7, pp. 2761-2764, July 2008)- William M. Schaffer
On the credibility of climate predictions (PDF)(Hydrological Sciences Journal, Volume 53, Number 4, pp. 671-684, August 2008)- D. Koutsoyiannis, A. Efstratiadis et al.
Knock, Knock: Where Is the Evidence for Dangerous Human-caused Global Warming? (PDF)(Economic Analysis and Policy, Volume 38, Issue 2, pp. 177-202, September 2008)- Robert M. Carter
* Reply to the Comment of Robert E.T. Ward by Robert M. Carter (PDF)(Economic Analysis and Policy, Volume 40, Issue 2, pp. 145-146, September 2010)- Robert M. Carter
Reconsideration of Climate Change from the Viewpoints of Greenhouse Gas Types and Time Scale(Energy & Environment, Volume 19, Number 5, pp. 691-705, September 2008)- Ryunosuke Kikuchi
Potential Biases in Feedback Diagnosis from Observational Data: A Simple Model Demonstration (PDF)(Journal of Climate, Volume 21, Issue 21, November 2008)- Roy W. Spencer, William D. Braswell
Recent Changes in the Climate: Natural or Forced by Human Activity(Ambio, Volume 37, Number sp14, pp. 483''488, November 2008)- Wibjorn Karlen
Rate of Increasing Concentrations of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Controlled by Natural Temperature Variations (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 19, Number 7, pp. 995-1011, December 2008)- Fred Goldberg
Computer Study of Cluster Mechanism of Anti-greenhouse Effect(International Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering, Volume 1, Number 1, pp. 31-38, Winter 2009)- A. Galashev
Climate Change and the Earth's Magnetic Poles, A Possible Connection (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 20, Number 1-2, pp. 75-83, January 2009)- Adrian K. Kerton
Cooling of the Global Ocean Since 2003 (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 20, Number 1-2, pp. 101-104, January 2009)- Craig Loehle
Sources and Sinks of Carbon Dioxide (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 20, Number 1-2, pp. 105-121, January 2009)- Tom Quirk
Earth's Temperature / CO2 Equilibrium Prior to 1850(Energy & Environment, Volume 20, Number 1-2, pp. 191-196, January 2009)- Martin D. Cropp
Falsification Of The Atmospheric CO2 Greenhouse Effects Within The Frame Of Physics (PDF)(International Journal of Modern Physics B, Volume 23, Issue 3, pp. 275-364, January 2009)- Gerhard Gerlich, Ralf D. Tscheuschner
* Reply to "Comment on 'Falsification Of The Atmospheric CO2 Greenhouse Effects Within The Frame Of Physics' by Joshua B. Halpern, Christopher M. Colose, Chris H0-Stuart, Joel D. Shore, Arthur P. Smith, Jorg Zimmermann" (PDF)(International Journal of Modern Physics B, Volume 24, Issue 10, pp. 1333-1359, April 2010)- Gerhard Gerlich, Ralf D. Tscheuschner
Global warming and carbon dioxide through sciences (PDF)(Environment International, Volume 35, Issue 2, pp. 390-401, February 2009)- Georgios A. Florides, Paul Christodoulides
Oceanic influences on recent continental warming (PDF)(Climate Dynamics, Volume 32, Issue 2-3, pp. 333-342, February 2009)- G. P. Compo, P. D. Sardeshmukh
Trends in middle- and upper-level tropospheric humidity from NCEP reanalysis data (PDF)(Theoretical and Applied Climatology, Volume 98, Issue 3-4, pp. 351-359, February 2009)- Garth Paltridge, Albert Arking, Michael Pook
* Science Debates Must Continue(Energy & Environment, Volume 23, Number 8, pp. 1483-1488, December 2012)- Sonja Boehmer-Christiansen
Potential Dependence of Global Warming on the Residence Time (RT) in the Atmosphere of Anthropogenically Sourced Carbon Dioxide(Energy & Fuels, Volume 23, Number 5, pp. 2773''2784, April 2009)- Robert H. Essenhigh
Climate as a Result of the Earth Heat Reflection (PDF)(Latvian Journal of Physics and Technical Sciences, Volume 46, Number 2, pp. 29-40, May 2009)- J. Barkans, D. Zalostiba
Climate Change -- What Does the Research Mean?(Chemical Engineering Progress. Volume 105, Number 6, pp. 20-25, June 2009)- Michael J. Economides, Xie Xina
Surface Temperature Variations in East Africa and Possible Causes(Journal of Climate, Volume 22, Issue 12, pp. 3342''335, June 2009)- John R. Christy, William B. Norris, Richard T. McNider
Climate projections: Past performance no guarantee of future skill? (PDF)(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 36, Number 13, July 2009)- Catherine Reifen, Ralf Toumi
Influence of the Southern Oscillation on tropospheric temperature (PDF)(Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume 114, Issue D14, July 2009)- John D. McLean, Chris de Freitas, Robert M. Carter
* Correction to "Influence of the Southern Oscillation on tropospheric temperature"(Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume 114, October 2009)- John D. McLean, Chris de Freitas, Robert M. Carter
* Response to "Comment on 'Influence of the Southern Oscillation on tropospheric temperature'" by Foster et al. (PDF)(Submitted to the Journal of Geophysical Research, 2010)- John D. McLean, Chris de Freitas, Robert M. Carter
* Comment on "Influence of the Southern Oscillation on tropospheric temperature" by J. D. McLean, C. R. de Freitas, and R. M. Carter (PDF)(Submitted to the Journal of Geophysical Research, 2009)- David R. B. Stockwell, Anthony Cox
Ocean heat content and Earth's radiation imbalance (PDF)(Physics Letters A, Volume 373, Issue 36, pp. 3296-3300, August 2009)- David H. Douglass, Robert S. Knox
On the determination of climate feedbacks from ERBE data (PDF)(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 36, Number 16, August 2009)- Richard S. Lindzen, Yong-Sang Choi
* On the observational determination of climate sensitivity and its implications (PDF)(Submitted to Journal of Geophysical Research, February 2010)- Richard S. Lindzen, Yong-Sang Choi
Recent climate observations disagreement with projections (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 20, Number 4, pp. 595-596, August 2009)- David R. B. Stockwell
Greenhouse gases and greenhouse effect(Environmental Geology, Volume 58, Issue 6, pp. 1207-1213, September 2009)- G. V. Chilingar, O. G. Sorokhtin, L. F. Khilyuk, M. V. Gorfunkel
A Surfeit of Cycles (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 20, Number 6, pp. 985-996, October 2009)- William M. Schaffer
Validity of climate change forecasting for public policy decision making (PDF)(International Journal of Forecasting, Volume 25, Issue 4, pp. 826-832, October-December 2009)- Kesten C. Green, J. Scott Armstrong, Willie Soon
Is the airborne fraction of anthropogenic CO2 emissions increasing? (PDF)(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 36, Number 21, November 2009)- Wolfgang Knorr
On the Confusion of Planck Feedback Parameters(Energy & Environment, Volume 20, Number 7, pp. 1057-1066, November 2009)- Kyoji Kimoto
Late 20th Century Warmed Within Natural Limits: Evidence from Gaussian Distributions(Energy & Environment, Volume 20, Number 7, pp. 1075-1085, November 2009)- Peter Jelffs
Trend Analysis of Satellite Global Temperature Data (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 20, Number 7, pp. 1087-1098, November 2009)- Craig Loehle
Gravitation and Gas Laws: An Alternative Approach to Climatology(Energy & Environment, Volume 20, Number 7, pp. 1141-1147, November 2009)- Wolfgang Brune
On the Increased Rate of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Accumulation 1980-2008(Energy & Environment, Volume 20, Number 7, pp. 1149-1154, November 2009)- Jarl R. Ahlbeck
Ensemble reconstruction constraints on the global carbon cycle sensitivity to climate (PDF)(Nature, Volume 463, Number 7280, pp. 527-530, January 2010)- David C. Frank et al.
Origin of Earth's Ice Ages(Energy Sources, Volume 32, Issue 2, pp. 101-107, January 2010)- O. G. Sorokhtin, G. V. Chilingar, L. Khilyuk, M. V. Gorfunkel
Socioeconomic Patterns in Climate Data (PDF)(Journal of Economic and Social Measurement, Volume 35, Number 3-4, pp. 149-175, January 2010)- Ross McKitrick, Nicolas Nierenberg
Modeling of the Earth's Planetary Heat Balance with Electrical Circuit Analogy (PDF)(Journal of Electromagnetic Analysis and Applications, Volume 2, Number 3, pp. 133-138, March 2010)- Habibullo I. Abdussamatov, Alexander I. Bogoyavlenskii, Sergey I. Khankov, Yevgeniy V. Lapovok
No climate paradox under the faint early Sun(Nature, Volume 464, Number 7287, pp. 744-747, April 2010)- Minik T. Rosing et al.
* Rosing, Bird, Sleep & Bjerrum reply(Nature, Volume 474, Number 7349, pp. E1, June 2011)- Minik T. Rosing et al.
Why Hasn't Earth Warmed as Much as Expected? (PDF)(Journal of Climate, Volume 23, Issue 10, pp. 2453''2464, May 2010)- Stephen E. Schwartz et al.
What is the Major Culprit for Global Warming: CFCs or CO2? (PDF)(Journal of Cosmology, Volume 8, pp. 1846-1862, June 2010)- Qing-Bin Lu
Atmospheric Oscillations do not Explain the Temperature-Industrialization Correlation (PDF)(Statistics, Politics, and Policy, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp. 1''18, July 2010)- Ross McKitrick
How would global-mean temperature change in the 21st century? (PDF)(Chinese Science Bulletin, Volume 55, Number 19, pp. 1963-1967, July 2010)- WeiHong Qian et al.
On the Meaning of Feedback Parameter, Transient Climate Response, and the Greenhouse Effect: Basic Considerations and the Discussion of Uncertainties (PDF)(The Open Atmospheric Science Journal, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp. 137-159, July 2010)- Gerhard Kramm, Ralph Dlugi
* Reply to the "Comments on the Paper 'On the Meaning of Feedback Parameter, Transient Climate Response, and the Greenhouse Effect: Basic Considerations and the Discussion of Uncertainties' by Rainer Link and Horst-Joachim L¼decke" (PDF)(Submitted to The Open Atmospheric Science Journal, 2011)- Gerhard Kramm, Ralph Dlugi
Twentieth Century Sources of Methane in the Atmosphere(Energy & Environment, Volume 21, Number 3, pp. 251-266, July 2010)- Tom Quirk
El Nino''Southern Oscillation: Magnitudes and asymmetry (PDF)(Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, Volume 115, Issue D15, August 2010)- David H. Douglass
Introductory paper on paradigm shift Should we change emphasis in greenhouse-effect research?(Energy & Environment, Volume 21, Number 4, pp. 165-169, August 2010)- Arthur Rorsch
A null hypothesis for CO2 (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 21, Number 4, pp. 171-200, August 2010)- Roy Clark
Note on the Miskolczi theory(Energy & Environment, Volume 21, Number 4, pp. 277-292, August 2010)- Noor van Andel
On the diagnosis of radiative feedback in the presence of unknown radiative forcing (PDF)(Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume 115, Issue D16, August 2010)- Roy W. Spencer, William D. Braswell
Tropical rainstorm feedback(Energy & Environment, Volume 21, Number 4, pp. 217-224, August 2010)- Noor van Andel
A natural constraint to anthropogenic global warming (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 21, Number 4, pp. 225-236, August 2010)- William Kininmonth
The stabilising effect of the oceans on climate(Energy & Environment, Volume 21, Number 4, pp. 237-240, August 2010)- Dick Thoenes
The stable stationary value of the earth's global average atmospheric Planck-weighted greenhouse-gas optical thickness(Energy & Environment, Volume 21, Number 4, pp. 243-262, August 2010)- Ferenc M. Miskolczi
The thermodynamic relationship between surface temperature and water vapour concentration in the troposphere(Energy & Environment, Volume 21, Number 4, pp. 263-275, August 2010)- William C. Gilbert
A stable boundary layer perspective on global temperature trends(IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, Volume 13, Number 1, pp. 1-14, September 2010)- Richard T. McNider, John R. Christy, A. Biazar
Multidecadal Tendencies in ENSO and Global Temperatures Related to Multidecadal Oscillations (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 21, Number 5, pp. 437-460, September 2010)- Joseph D'Aleo, Don Easterbrook
Topology of Earth's climate indices and phase-locked states (PDF)(Physics Letters A, Volume 374, Issue 40, pp. 4164-4168, September 2010)- David H. Douglass
What Do Observational Datasets Say about Modeled Tropospheric Temperature Trends since 1979? (PDF)(Remote Sensing, Volume 2, Issue 9, pp. 2148-2169, September 2010)- John R. Christy, Benjamin Herman, Roger Pielke Sr., Philip Klotzbach, Richard T. McNider, Justin J. Hnilo, Roy W. Spencer, Thomas Chase, David Douglass
A comparison of local and aggregated climate model outputs with observed data(Hydrological Sciences Journal, Volume 55, Issue 7, pp. 1094-111, October 2010)- G. G. Anagnostopoulos, D. Koutsoyiannis, A. Christofides, A. Efstratiadis, N. Mamassis
A Materials Scientist Ponders Global Warming/Cooling(Energy & Environment, Volume 21, Number 6, pp. 611-632, October 2010)- Anthony Kelly
Panel and multivariate methods for tests of trend equivalence in climate data series (PDF)(Atmospheric Science Letters, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp. 270''277, October/December 2010)- Ross McKitrick, Stephen McIntyre, Chad Herman
On the recovery from the Little Ice Age (PDF)(Natural Science, Volume 2, Number 7, pp. 1211-1224, November 2010)- Syun-Ichi Akasofu
Recent Energy Balance of Earth(International Journal of Geoscience, Volume 1, Number 3, pp. 99-101, November 2010)- Robert S. Knox, David H. Douglass
Warming Power of CO2 and H2O: Correlations with Temperature Changes(International Journal of Geosciences, Volume 1, Number 3, pp. 102-112, November 2010)- Paulo Cesar Soares
External Forces Acting on the Earth's Climate: An Approach to Understanding the Complexity of Climate Change(Energy & Environment, Volume 21, Number 8, pp. 953-968, December 2010)- Ryunosuke Kikuchi
On some achievements and major problems in mathematical modeling of climatic characteristics of the Ocean (critical analysis)(Izvestiya, Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics, Volume 46, Issue 6, pp. 668-676, December 2010)- A. S. Sarkisyan
Uncertainty in the Global Average Surface Air Temperature Index: A Representative Lower Limit(Energy & Environment, Volume 21, Number 8, pp. 969-989, December 2010)- Patrick Frank
Spectral Analysis of the Svalbard Temperature Record 1912''2010(Advances in Meteorology, Volume 2011, pp. 1-14, 2011)- Ole Humlum, Jan-Erik Solheim, Kjell Stordahl
Second thoughts on global warming(Kybernetes, Volume 40, Issue 1/2, pp. 327-329, 2011)- Alex M. Andrew
Global Warming: A Critique of the Anthropogenic Model and its Consequences (PDF)(Geoscience Canada, Volume 38, Number 1, pp. 41-48, March 2011)- Norman R. Paterson
The 158-Year Climate Experiment(Energy & Environment, Volume 22, Number 3, pp. 219-232, April 2011)- Joseph F. Boston
The Methane Misconceptions(Energy & Environment, Volume 22, Number 3, pp. 233-240, April 2011)- Wilson Flood
Lack of Consistency Between Modeled and Observed Temperature Trends (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 22, Number 4, pp. 375-406, June 2011)- S. Fred Singer
Imposed and Neglected Uncertainty in the Global Average Surface Air Temperature Index (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 22, Number 4, pp. 407-424, June 2011)- Patrick Frank
Climate Change Attribution Using Empirical Decomposition of Climatic Data (PDF)(The Open Atmospheric Science Journal, Volume 5, pp. 74-86, July 2011)- Craig Loehle, Nicola Scafetta
* Supplementary Material (PDF)(The Open Atmospheric Science Journal, Volume 5, July 2011)- Craig Loehle, Nicola Scafetta
Is Global Warming Mainly Due to Anthropogenic Greenhouse Gas Emissions?(Energy Sources, Volume 33, Issue 21, pp. 1985-1992, August 2011)- Xiaobing Zhaoa
Long-Term Instrumental and Reconstructed Temperature Records Contradict Anthropogenic Global Warming(Energy & Environment, Volume 22, Number 6, pp. 723-745, August 2011)- Horst-Joachim L¼decke
On the Misdiagnosis of Surface Temperature Feedbacks from Variations in Earth's Radiant Energy Balance (PDF)(Remote Sensing, Volume 3, Issue 8, pp. 1603-1613, August 2011)- Roy W. Spencer, William D. Braswell
On the warming in the tropical upper troposphere: Models versus observations (PDF)(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 38, Number 15, August 2011)- Qiang Fu et al.
A Parameterised Carbon Feedback Model for the Calculation of Global Warming from Attainable Fossil Fuel Emissions(Energy & Environment, Volume 22, Number 7, pp. 859-876, October 2011)- Willem P. Nel
Global warming, human-induced carbon emissions, and their uncertainties (PDF)(Science China Earth Sciences, Volume 54, Number 10, pp. 1458-1468, October 2011)- JingYun Fang et al.
How Natural is the Recent Centennial Warming? An Analysis of 2249 Surface Temperature Records (PDF)(International Journal of Modern Physics C, Volume: 22, Issue 10, pp. 1139-1159, October 2011)- Horst-Joachim Ludecke et al.
Why is global warming slowing down?(Doklady Earth Sciences, Volume 440, Issue 2, pp. 1419-1422, October 2011)- V. V. Klimenko
Identifying natural contributions to late Holocene climate change(Global and Planetary Change, Volume 79, Issues 1''2, pp. 145''156, October''November 2011)- Ole Humlum et al.
Separation of a Signal of Interest from a Seasonal Effect in Geophysical Data: I. El Nino/La Nina Phenomenon (PDF)(International Journal of Geosciences, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp. 414-419, November 2011)- David H. Douglass
Scrutinizing the atmospheric greenhouse effect and its climatic impact (PDF)(Natural Science, Volume 3, Number 12, pp. 971-998, December 2011)- Gerhard Kramm, Ralph Dlugi
Temperature Estimates from Models and Observations(Energy & Environment, Volume 22, Number 8, pp. 1059-1068, December 2011)- Philip Symmons
The potential peatland extent and carbon sink in Sweden, as related to the Peatland / Ice Age Hypothesis (PDF)(Mires and Peat, Volume 10, Article 8, 2012)- L. G. Franzen et al.
Short Term Global DT Prediction Using (60-70)-Years Periodicity(Energy & Environment, Volume 23, Number 1, pp. 75-86, January 2012)- Alexey A. Lyubushin, Leonid B. Klyashtorin
Climate Change: Sources of Warming in the Late 20th Century(Energy & Environment, Volume 23, Number 1, pp. 95-104, January 2012)- Gerald E. Marsh
Climate stability and sensitivity in some simple conceptual models(Climate Dynamics, Volume 38, Issue 3-4, pp. 455-473, February 2012)- J. Ray Bates
Global cloud height fluctuations measured by MISR on Terra from 2000 to 2010(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 39, Number 3, February 2012)- Roger Davies, Matthew Molloy
Ocean Heat Content And Earth's Radiation Imbalance II. Relation To Climate Shifts (PDF)(Physics Letters A, Volume 376, Issues 12''13, pp. 1085-1178, February 2012)- David H. Douglass, Robert S. Knox
* Reply to "Comment on 'Ocean heat content and Earthʼs radiation imbalance. II. Relation to climate shifts'" by Nuccitelli et al. (PDF)(Physics Letters A, Volume 376, Issues 47''48, pp. 3673''3675, November 2012)David H. Douglass, Robert S. Knox
Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation and Northern Hemisphere's climate variability(Climate Dynamics, Volume 38, Issue 5-6, pp. 929-949, March 2012)- Marcia Glaze Wyatt et al.
Climate Science: Is it currently designed to answer questions? (PDF)(Euresis Journal, Volume 2, pp. 161-192, March 2012)- Richard S. Lindzen
On the Observed Trends and Changes in Global Sea Surface Temperature and Air-Sea Heat Fluxes (1984-2006)(Journal of Climate, Volume 25 Issue 18, pp. 6123-6135, September 2012)- W. G. Large, S. G. Yeager
Applying Econometrics to the Carbon Dioxide "Control Knob"(The Scientific World Journal, Volume 2012, pp. 1-12, May 2012)- Timothy Curtin
Climate physics, feedbacks, and reductionism (and when does reductionism go too far?)(The European Physical Journal Plus, Volume 127, Number 5, pp. 1-15, May 2012)- Richard S. Lindzen
The Roles of Greenhouse Gases in Global Warming(Energy & Environment, Volume 23, Number 5, pp. 781-800, July 2012)- Antero V. E. Ollila
The Night Time Radiative Transport Between the Earth's Surface, Its Atmosphere, and Free Space (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 23, Number 5, pp. 819-832, July 2012)- Martin Hertzberg
The First Decade of the New Century: A Cooling Trend for Most of Alaska (PDF)(The Open Atmospheric Science Journal, Volume 6, pp. 111-116, August 2012)- G. Wendler et al.
Polynomial cointegration tests of anthropogenic impact on global warming (PDF)(Earth System Dynamics, Volume 3, Number 2, pp. 97-279, November 2012)- M. Beenstock, Y. Reingewertz, N. Paldor
Evaluating explanatory models of the spatial pattern of surface climate trends using model selection and bayesian averaging methods (PDF)(Climate Dynamics, Volume 39, Issue 12, pp. 2867-2882, December 2012)- Ross McKitrick, Lise Tole
Problems of climate as a problem of optics(Journal of Optical Technology, Volume 80, Issue 11, pp. 717-721, 2013)- S. V. Avakyan
Update of the Chronology of Natural Signals in the Near-Surface Mean Global Temperature Record and the Southern Oscillation Index (PDF)(International Journal of Geosciences, Volume 4, Number 1A, pp. 234-239, January 2013)- Chris R. de Freitas, John D. McLean
Multi-periodic climate dynamics: spectral analysis of long-term instrumental and proxy temperature records (PDF)(Climate of the Past, Volume 9, Number 1, pp. 447-452, February 2013)- H.-J. Ludecke, A. Hempelmann, C. O. Weiss
On the Present Halting of Global Warming(Climate, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp. 4-11, June 2013)- Syun-Ichi Akasofu
A Dynamic, Coupled Thermal Reservoir Approach to Atmospheric Energy Transfer Part I: Concepts(Energy & Environment, Volume 24, Number 3-4, pp. 319-340, June 2013)- Roy Clark
A Dynamic, Coupled Thermal Reservoir Approach to Atmospheric Energy Transfer Part II: Applications(Energy & Environment, Volume 24, Number 3-4, pp. 341-360, June 2013)- Roy Clark
Climate Change and Carbon Dioxide: Geological Perspective(Energy & Environment, Volume 24, Number 3-4, pp. 361-380, June 2013)- Harry N. A. Priem
Meteosat Derived Planetary Temperature Trend 1982-2006(Energy & Environment, Volume 24, Number 3-4, pp. 381-396, June 2013)- Andries Rosema, Steven Foppes, Joost van der Woerd
Overcoming Chaotic Behavior of General Circulation Models (GCMs)(Energy & Environment, Volume 24, Number 3-4, pp. 397-404, June 2013)- S. Fred Singer
Inconsistency of Modeled and Observed Tropical Temperature Trends(Energy & Environment, Volume 24, Number 3-4, pp. 405-414, June 2013)- S. Fred Singer
Reconciling Observations of Global Temperature Change: 2013 (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 24, Number 3-4, pp. 415-420, June 2013)- David H. Douglass, John R. Christy
Impact of Aerosols on Climate Sensitivity of CO2 as Implemented in Climate Models(Energy & Environment, Volume 24, Number 3-4, pp. 421-430, June 2013)- Ferdinand Engelbeen
Why Scientists are 'Sceptical' About the AGW Concept(Energy & Environment, Volume 24, Number 3-4, pp. 551-560, June 2013)- Arthur R¶rsch, Peter A. Ziegler
Multi-Decadal Trends of Global Surface Temperature: A Broken Line with Alternating ~30 yr Linear Segments? (PDF)(Atmospheric and Climate Sciences, Volume 3, Number 3, pp. 364-371, July 2013)- Vincent Courtillot et al.
Encompassing tests of socioeconomic signals in surface climate data(Climatic Change, Volume 120, Issue 1-2, pp. 95-107, September 2013)- Ross McKitrick
Imprint of the Atlantic multi-decadal oscillation and Pacific decadal oscillation on southwestern US climate: past, present, and future(Climate Dynamics, September 2013)- Petr Chylek et al.
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Why global warming went missing since the year 2000(Nonlinear Engineering. Volume 2, Issue 3-4, pp. 129''135, October 2013)- Albert Parker
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New Systematic Errors in Anomalies of Global Mean Temperature Time-Series(Energy & Environment, Volume 25, Number 1, pp. 105-122, February 2014)- Michael Limburg
The Scientific Method in Contemporary (Climate) Research(Energy & Environment, Volume 25, Number 1, pp. 137-146, February 2014)- Peter Stallinga, Igor Khmelinskii
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Arctic Environment by the Middle of This Century (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 22, Number 3, pp. 207-218, April 2011)- Nils-Axel Morner
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Temperature-related mortality in France, a comparison between regions with different climates from the perspective of global warming(International Journal of Biometeorology, Volume 51, Number 2, pp. 145-153, November 2006)- Mohamed Laaidi, Karine Laaidi, Jean-Pierre Besancenot
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Hot topic or hot air? Climate change and malaria resurgence in East African highlands (PDF)(Trends in Parasitology, Volume 18, Issue 12, pp. 530-534, December 2002)- Simon I. Hay et al.
Evidence that climate change has caused 'emergence' of tick-borne diseases in Europe?(International Journal of Medical Microbiology Supplements, Volume 293, Supplement 37, pp. 5-15, April 2004)- Sarah E. Randolph
Global warming and malaria: a call for accuracy(The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Volume 4, Issue 6, pp. 323-324, June 2004)- Paul Reiter, C. Thomas, P. Atkinson, S. Hay, S. Randolph, D. Rogers, G. Shanks, R. Snow, A. Spielman
Global warming and malaria: knowing the horse before hitching the cart(Malaria Journal, Volume 7, Supplement 1, December 2008)- Paul Reiter
Impact of global warming on viral diseases: what is the evidence?(Current Opinion in Biotechnology, Volume 19, Issue 6, pp. 652-660, December 2008)- Roland Zell et al.
Global spread of epidemic dengue: the influence of environmental change(Future Virology, Volume 4, Number 6, pp. 571-580, November 2009)- Eng-Eong Ooi'‹'Œ, Duane J Gubler'‹'Œ
Is Global Warming likely to cause an increased incidence of Malaria?(Libyan Journal Medicine, Volume 4, Number 1, pp. 18-22, March 2009)- S. A. Nabi, S. S. Qader
Climate change and the global malaria recession (PDF)(Nature, Volume 465, Number 7296, pp. 342-345, May 2010)- Peter W. Gething et al.
Possible climatic impact of tropical deforestation(Nature, Volume 258, Number 5537, pp. 697-698, December 1975)- Gerald L. Potter, Hugh W. Ellsaesser, Michael C. MacCracken, Frederick M. LutherIncreasing atmospheric CO2: effects on crop yield, water use and climate(Agricultural Water Management, Volume 7, Issues 1-3, pp. 55-72, September 1983)- Bruce A. Kimball, Sherwood B. Idso
Carbon Dioxide and Agricultural Yield: An Assemblage and Analysis of 430 Prior Observations(Agronomy Journal, Volume 75, Number 5, pp. 779-788, September-October 1983)- Bruce A. Kimball
Rising atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations may increase streamflow(Nature, Volume 312, Number 5989, pp. 51-53, November 1984)- Sherwood B. Idso et al.
Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment of Water Hyacinths: Effects on Transpiration and Water Use Efficiency(Water Resources Research, Volume 21, Issue 11, pp. 1787-1790, November 1985)- Sherwood B. Idso, Bruce A. Kimball, Michael G. Anderson
Growth Response of a Succulent Plant, Agave vilmoriniana, to Elevated CO2(Plant Physiology, Volume 80, Issue 3, pp. 796-797, March 1986)- Sherwood B. Idso, Bruce A. Kimball, Michael G. Anderson, Stan R. Szarek
Review: CO2 enrichment in greenhouses. Crop responses(Scientia Horticulturae, Volume 33, Issues 1-2, pp. 1-25, August 1987)- Leiv M. Mortensen
Effects of atmospheric CO2 enrichment on plant growth: the interactive role of air temperature(Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp. 1-10, November 1987)- Sherwood B. Idso, Bruce A. Kimball, M. G. Anderson, J. R. Mauney
Interactive effects of CO2 and environment on photosynthesis of Azolla(Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, Volume 42, Issues 2-3, pp. 209-217, March 1988)- Stephen G. Allen, Sherwood B. Idso, Bruce A. Kimball, Michael G. Anderson
Three Phases of Plant Response to Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment(Plant Physiology, Volume 87, Number 1, pp. 5-7, May 1988)- Sherwood B. Idso
Effects of atmospheric CO2 enrichment on root: Shoot ratios of carrot, radish, cotton and soybean(Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, Volume 21, Issues 3-4, pp. 293-299, October 1988)- Sherwood B. Idso, Bruce A. Kimball, J. R. Mauney
Carbon Dioxide, Soil Moisture, and Future Crop Production(Soil Science, Volume 147, Issue 4, pp. 305-307, April 1989)- Sherwood B. Idso
Growth response of carrot and radish to atmospheric CO2 enrichment(Environmental and Experimental Botany, Volume 29, Issue 2, pp. 135-139, April 1989)- Sherwood B. Idso, Bruce A. Kimball
Atmospheric CO2 enrichment enhances survival of Azolla at high temperatures(Environmental and Experimental Botany, Volume 29, Issue 3, pp. 337-341, July 1989)- Sherwood B. Idso, Stephen G. Allen, M. G. Anderson, Bruce A. Kimball
Interactive effects of CO2 and environment on net photosynthesis of Water-Lily(Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, Volume 30, Issues 1-2, pp. 81-88, January 1990)- Stephen G. Allen, Sherwood B. Idso, Bruce A. Kimball
Growth response of water lily to atmospheric CO2 enrichment(Aquatic Botany, Volume 37, Issue 1, pp. 87-92, June 1990)- Sherwood B. Idso, Stephen G. Allen, Bruce A. Kimball
Net photosynthesis of sour orange trees maintained in atmospheres of ambient and elevated CO2 concentration(Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, Volume 54, Issue 1, pp. 95-101, March 1991)- Sherwood B. Idso, Bruce A. Kimball, Stephen G. Allen
CO2 enrichment of sour orange trees: 2.5 years into a long-term experiment(Plant, Cell & Environment, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp. 351-353, April 1991)- Sherwood B. Idso, Bruce A. Kimball, Stephen G. Allen
Effects of two and a half years of atmospheric CO2 enrichment on the root density distribution of three-year-old sour orange trees(Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, Volume 55, Issues 3-4, pp. 345-349, June 1991)- Sherwood B. Idso, Bruce A. Kimball
Seasonal fine-root biomass development of sour orange trees grown in atmospheres of ambient and elevated CO2 concentration(Plant, Cell & Environment, Volume 15, Issue 3, pp. 337-341, April 1992)- Sherwood B. Idso, Bruce A. Kimball
Effects of Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment on Photosynthesis, Respiration, and Growth of Sour Orange Trees(Plant Physiology, Volume 99, Number 1, pp. 341-343, May 1992)- Sherwood B. Idso, Bruce A. Kimball
Aboveground inventory of sour orange trees exposed to different atmospheric CO2 concentrations for 3 full years(Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, Volume 60, Issues 1-2, pp. 145-151, August 1992)- Sherwood B. Idso, Bruce A. Kimball
Effects of increasing atmospheric CO2 on vegetation(Plant Ecology, Volume 104-105, Number 1, pp. 65-75, January 1993)- Bruce A. Kimball, J. R. Mauney, F. S. Nakayama, Sherwood B. Idso
Effects of atmospheric CO2 enrichment on net photosynthesis and dark respiration rates of three Australian tree species(Journal of Plant Physiology, Volume 141, Number 2, pp. 166-171, February 1993)- Sherwood B. Idso, Bruce A. Kimball
Tree Growth in Carbon Dioxide Enriched Air and Its Implications for Global Carbon Cycling and Maximum Levels of Atmospheric CO2(Global Biogeochemical Cycles, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp. 537-556, September 1993)- Bruce A. Kimball, Sherwood B. Idso
Effects of Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment on Regrowth of Sour Orange Trees (Citrus aurantium; Rutaceae) after Coppicing(American Journal of Botany, Volume 81, Number 7, pp. 843-846, July 1994)- Sherwood B. Idso, Bruce A. Kimball
Net photosynthesis as a function of carbon dioxide concentration in pine trees grown at ambient and elevated CO2(Environmental and Experimental Botany, Volume 34, Issue 3, pp. 337-341, July 1994)- R. L. Garcia, Sherwood B. Idso, Bruce A. Kimball
Plant responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment in the face of environmental constraints: a review of the past 10 years' research(Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, Volume 69, Issues 3-4, pp. 153-203, July 1994)- Keith E. Idso, Sherwood B. Idso
Changes in net photosynthesis and growth of Pinus eldarica seedlings in response to atmospheric CO2 enrichment(Plant, Cell & Environment, Volume 17, Issue 8, pp. 971-978, August 1994)- R. L. Garcia et al.
Effect of free-air CO2 enrichment on the chlorophyll content of cotton leaves(Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, Volume 70, Issues 1-4, pp. 163-169, September 1994)- P. J. Pinter Jr et al.
Effects of atmospheric CO2 enrichment on biomass accumulation and distribution in Eldarica pine trees(Journal of Experimental Botany, Volume 45, Number 280, pp. 1669-1672, November 1994)- Sherwood B. Idso
Forest response to climate change(Journal of Forestry, Volume 94, Issue 9, pp. 13-15, September 1996)- Craig Loehle
Model-based assessments of climate change effects on forests: a critical review(Ecological Modelling, Volume 90, Issue 1, pp. 1-31, September 1996)- Craig Loehle, David LeBlanc
Effects of atmospheric CO2 enrichment on chlorophyll and nitrogen concentrations of sour orange tree leaves(Environmental and Experimental Botany, Volume 36, Issue 3, pp. 323-331, October 1996)- Sherwood B. Idso, Bruce A. Kimball, Donald L. Hendrix
Elevated CO2 mitigates chilling-induced water stress and photosynthetic reduction during chilling(Plant, Cell & Environment, Volume 20, Issue 5, pp. 625-632, November 1996)- S. R. Boese
Effects of long-term atmospheric CO2 enrichment on the mineral concentration of Citrus aurantium leaves(New Phytologist, Volume 135, Issue 3, pp. 439-444, March 1997)- Josep Penuelas, Sherwood B. Idso, Bruce A. Kimball, Angela Ribas
Increased plant growth in the northern high latitudes from 1981 to 1991(Nature, Volume 386, Number 6626, pp. 698-702, April 1997)- R. B. Myneni
Height growth rate tradeoffs determine northern and southern range limits for trees(Journal of Biogeography, Volume 25, Number 4, pp. 735-742, July 1998)- Philip Stott, Craig Loehle
The relationship between near-surface air temperature over land and the annual amplitude of the atmosphere's seasonal CO2 cycle(Environmental and Experimental Botany, Volume 41, Issue 1, pp. 31''37, February 1999)- Craig D Idso, Sherwood B Idso, Robert C Balling Jr
Net Primary Production of a Forest Ecosystem with Experimental CO2 Enrichment(Science, Volume 284, Number 5417, pp. 1177-1179, May 1999)- Evan H. DeLucia et al.
Annual fluxes of carbon from deforestation and regrowth in the Brazilian Amazon (PDF)(Nature, Volume 403, Number 6767, pp. 301-304, January 2000)- R. A. Houghton et al.
Effects of atmospheric CO2 enrichment on the growth and development of Hymenocallis littoralis (Amaryllidaceae) and the concentrations of several antineoplastic and antiviral constituents of its bulbs(American Journal of Botany, Volume 87, Number 6, pp. 769-773, June 2000)- Sherwood B. Idso et al.
Forest ecotone response to climate change: sensitivity to temperature response functional forms (PDF)(Canadian Journal of Forest Research, Volume 30, Number 10, pp. 1632-1645, October 2000)- Craig Loehle
Effects of atmospheric CO2 enrichment on plant constituents related to animal and human health(Environmental and Experimental Botany, Volume 45, Issue 2, pp. 179-199, April 2001)- Sherwood B. Idso, Keith D. Idso
Rising CO2 Levels and the Fecundity of Forest Trees(Science, Volume 292, Issue 5514, pp. 95-98, April 2001)- Shannon L. LaDeau, James S. Clark
Earth's rising atmospheric CO2 concentration: Impacts on the biosphere(Energy & Environment, Volume 12, Number 4, pp. 287-310, July 2001)- Craig D. Idso
The effect of elevated atmospheric CO2 on the vitamin C concentration of (sour) orange juice(Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, Volume 90, Issue 1, pp. 1-7, June 2002)- Sherwood B. Idso et al.
Climate-Driven Increases in Global Terrestrial Net Primary Production from 1982 to 1999 (PDF)(Science, Volume 300, Number 5625, pp. 1560-1563, June 2003)- Ramakrishna R. Nemani et al.
Free-air CO2 enrichment effects on the energy balance and evapotranspiration of sorghum (PDF)(Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, Volume 124, Issues 1''2, pp. 63-79, July 2004)- J. M. Triggs et al.
Forest response to elevated CO2 is conserved across a broad range of productivity (PDF)(Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Volume 102, Number 50, pp. 18052-18056, December 2005)- Richard J. Norby et al.
Amazon rainforests green-up with sunlight in dry season (PDF)(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 33, Number 6, March 2006)- Alfredo R. Huete et al.
Effect of natural atmospheric CO2 fertilization suggested by open-grown white spruce in a dry environment(Global Change Biology, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp. 601''610, March 2006)- G. Geoff Wang et al.
Interaction of ice storms and management practices on current carbon sequestration in forests with potential mitigation under future CO2 atmosphere(Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume 111, Issue D15, August 2006)- Heather R. McCarthy et al.
Elevated CO2 alleviates the impact of drought on barley improving water status by lowering stomatal conductance and delaying its effects on photosynthesis(Environmental and Experimental Botany, Volume 59, Issue 3, pp. 252-263, April 2007)- Anabel Robredo et al.
Amazon Forests Green-Up During 2005 Drought (PDF)(Science, Volume 318, Number 5850, pp. 612, October 2007)- Scott R. Saleska et al.
Seventeen years of carbon dioxide enrichment of sour orange trees: final results(Global Change Biology, Volume 13, Issue 10, pp. 2171-2183, October 2007)- Bruce A. Kimball, Sherwood B. Idso, Stephanie Johnson, Matthias C. Rillig
Difficulties in tracking the long-term global trend in tropical forest area(Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Volume 105, Number 2, pp. 818-823, January 2008)- Alan Grainger
Opening the climate envelope reveals no macroscale associations with climate in European birds (PDF)(Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Volume 105, Number 39, pp. 14908-14912, September 2008)- Colin M. Beale et al.
Capacity of Old Trees to Respond to Environmental Change(Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, Volume 50, Issue 11, pp. 1355''1364, November 2008)- Nathan G. Phillips
Increased plant biomass in a High Arctic heath community from 1981 to 2008(Ecology, Volume 90, Number 10, pp. 2657-2663, October 2009)- J. M. G. Hudson, G. H. R. Henry
Greater seed production in elevated CO2 is not accompanied by reduced seed quality in Pinus taeda L. (PDF)(Global Change Biology, Volume 16, Issue 3, pp. 1046''1056, March 2010)- Danielle A. Way et al.
Climate''growth relationships for largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) across three southeastern USA states (PDF)(Ecology of Freshwater Fish, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp. 620-628, August 2009)- Andrew L. Rypel
Do nonlinear temperature effects indicate severe damages to US crop yields under climate change?(Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Volume 106, Issue 43, pp. E120-E120, October 2009)- B. G. Meerburg et al.
Intercomparison, interpretation, and assessment of spring phenology in North America estimated from remote sensing for 1982-2006 (PDF)(Global Change Biology, Volume 15, Number 10, pp. 2335-2359, October 2009)- Michael A. White et al.
A weak upward elevational shift in the distributions of breeding birds in the Italian Alps(Journal of Biogeography, Volume 37, Issue 1, pp. 57''67, January 2010)- Simon Popy et al.
Atmospheric CO2 concentration influences the contributions of osmolyte accumulation and cell wall elasticity to salt tolerance in barley cultivars(Journal of Plant Physiology, Volume 167, Issue 1, pp. 15''22, January 2010)- Usue Perez-Lopez et al.
Effect of elevated CO2 on vegetative and reproductive growth characteristics of the CAM plants Hylocereus undatus and Selenicereus megalanthus(Scientia Horticulturae, Volume 123, Issue 4, pp. 531''536, February 2010)- Israel Weiss et al.
Implications of future climate and atmospheric CO2 content for regional biogeochemistry, biogeography and ecosystem services across East Africa(Global Change Biology, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp. 617''640, February 2010)- Ruth M. Doherty et al.
Evidence for a recent increase in forest growth (PDF)(Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Volume 107, Number 8, pp. 3611-3615, February 2010)- Sean M. McMahon et al.
Effects of climate-driven primary production change on marine food webs: implications for fisheries and conservation(Global Change Biology, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp. 1194''1212, April 2010)- C. J. Brown et al.
High Arctic vegetation after 70 years: a repeated analysis from Svalbard(Polar Biology, Volume 33, Issue 5, pp. 635-639, May 2010)- Karel Prach et al.
Elevated CO2 induces differences in nodulation of soybean depending on bradyrhizobial strain and method of inoculation(Plant and Soil, Volume 331, Issue 1-2, pp. 115-127, June 2010)- Danielle Pr(C)vost et al.
Implications of twenty-first century climate change on Northeastern United States maple syrup production: impacts and adaptations(Climatic Change, Volume 100, Issue 3-4, pp. 685-702, June 2010)- Christopher B. Skinner et al.
Rising concentrations of atmospheric CO2 have increased growth in natural stands of quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)(Global Change Biology, Volume 16, Issue 8, pp. 2186''2197, August 2010)- Christopher T. Cole et al.
Climate warming and biomass accumulation of terrestrial plants: a meta-analysis(New Phytologist, Volume 188, Issue 1, pp. 187''198, October 2010)- Delu Lin et al.
Criteria for assessing climate change impacts on ecosystems(Ecology and Evolution, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp. 63''72, September 2011)- Craig Loehle
Sour orange fine root distribution after seventeen years of atmospheric CO2 enrichment(Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, Volumes 162''163, pp. 85''90, September 2012)- S. A. Prior, G. B. Runion, H. A. Torbert, Sherwood B. Idso, Bruce A. Kimball
Modern Glacier Retreat on Kilimanjaro as Evidence of Climate Change: Observations and Fact(International Journal of Climatology, Volume 24, Number 3, pp. 329-339, March 2004)- Georg Kaser et al.Recent glacier advances in Norway and New Zealand: A comparison of their glaciological and meteorological causes(Geografiska Annaler: Series A, Physical Geography, Volume 87, Issue 1, pp. 141-157, March 2005)- T. Chinn et al.
Kilimanjaro Glaciers: Recent areal extent from satellite data and new interpretation of observed 20th century retreat rates(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 33, Number 16, August 2006)- Nicolas J. Cullen et al.
Very high-elevation Mont Blanc glaciated areas not affected by the 20th century climate change(Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume 112, Issue D9, May 2007)- C. Vincent et al.
Contribution of Alaskan glaciers to sea-level rise derived from satellite imagery(Nature Geoscience, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp. 92-95, February 2010)- E. Berthier
Is the decline of ice on Kilimanjaro unprecedented in the Holocene?(The Holocene, Volume 20, Number 7, pp. 1079-1091, November 2010)- Georg Kaser et al.
Is the recessional pattern of Himalayan glaciers suggestive of anthropogenically induced global warming?(Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Volume 4, Issue 7-8, pp. 1087-1093, November 2011)- Rameshwar Bali et al.
Slight mass gain of Karakoram glaciers in the early twenty-first century (PDF)(Nature Geoscience, Volume 5, Issue 5, pp. 322-325, May 2012)- Julie Gardelle et al.
Survey of Greenland instrumental temperature records: 1873''2001 (PDF)(International Journal of Climatology, Volume 22, Issue 15, pp. 1829''1847, December 2002)- Jason E. BoxRecent cooling in coastal southern Greenland and relation with the North Atlantic Oscillation (PDF)(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 30, Number 3, February 2003)- Edward Hanna et al.
Global Warming and the Greenland Ice Sheet (PDF)(Climatic Change, Volume 63, Issue 1-2, pp. 201-221, March 2004)- Petr Chylek et al.
Recent Ice-Sheet Growth in the Interior of Greenland (PDF)(Science, Volume 310, Number 5750, pp. 1013-1016, November 2005)- Ola M. Johannessen et al.
Greenland warming of 1920''1930 and 1995''2005 (PDF)(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 33, Number 11, June 2006)- Petr Chylek et al.
Rapid Changes in Ice Discharge from Greenland Outlet Glaciers (PDF)(Science, Volume 315, Number 5818, pp. 1559-1561, March 2007)- Ian M. Howat et al.
Remote sensing of Greenland ice sheet using multispectral near-infrared and visible radiances (PDF)(Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume 112, Issue D24, December 2007)- Petr Chylek et al.
Surface mass-balance changes of the Greenland ice sheet since 1866 (PDF)(Annals of Glaciology, Volume 50, Number 50, pp. 178-184, March 2009)- L.M. Wake et al.
Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Air Temperature Variability: 1840''2007 (PDF)(Journal of Climate, Volume 22, Issue 14, pp. 4029''4049, July 2009)- Jason E. Box et al.
Ocean regulation hypothesis for glacier dynamics in southeast Greenland and implications for ice sheet mass changes (PDF)(Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume 115, Issue F3, August 2010)- T. Murray et al.
A reconstruction of annual Greenland ice melt extent, 1784''2009(Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume 116, Issue D8, April 2011)- Oliver W. Frauenfeld, Paul C. Knappenberger, Patrick J. Michaels
High variability of Greenland surface temperature over the past 4000 years estimated from trapped air in an ice core (PDF)(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 38, Number 21, November 2011)- Takuro Kobashi et al.
Rapid response of Helheim Glacier in Greenland to climate variability over the past century (PDF)(Nature Geoscience, Volume 5, Number 1, pp. 37''41, January 2012)- Camilla S. Andresen et al.
Gulf Stream: (Thermohaline Circulation)Tropical Stabilization of the Thermohaline Circulation in a Greenhouse Warming Simulation(Journal of Climate, Volume 13, Issue 11, pp. 1809''1813, June 2000)- M. Latif et al.Abrupt climate change: An alternative view (PDF)(Quaternary Research, Volume 65, Issue 2, pp. 191-203, March 2006)- Carl Wunsch
Can in situ floats and satellite altimeters detect long-term changes in Atlantic Ocean overturning?(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 37, Number 6, March 2010)- Josh K. Willis
UK newspaper (mis)representations of the potential for a collapse of the Thermohaline Circulation(Area, Volume 42, Issue 4, pp. 444''456, December 2010)- Neil Jennings, Mike Hulme
Hockey Stick: (MBH98, MBH99, Mann et al. 2008)Detecting the Aerial Fertilization Effect of Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment in Tree-Ring Chronologies(Global Biogeochemical Cycles, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp. 81-96, 1993)- Donald A. Graybill, Sherwood B. IdsoCorrections to the Mann et al (1998) Proxy Data Base and Northern Hemisphere Average Temperature Series (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 14, Number 6, pp. 751-771, November 2003)- Stephen McIntyre, Ross McKitrick
Using Historical Climate Data to Evaluate Climate Trends: Issues of Statistical Inference(Energy & Environment, Volume 15, Number 1, pp. 1-10, January 2004)- Craig Loehle
Reconstructing Past Climate from Noisy Data (PDF)(Science, Volume 306, Number 5696, pp. 679-682, October 2004)- Hans von Storch et al.
* Response to Comment on "Reconstructing Past Climate from Noisy Data"(Science, Volume 312, Number 5773, pp. 529, April 2006)- Hans von Storch et al.
The M&M Critique of the MBH98 Northern Hemisphere Climate Index: Update and Implications (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 16, Number 1, pp. 69-100, January 2005)- Stephen McIntyre, Ross McKitrick
Hockey sticks, principal components, and spurious significance (PDF)(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 32, Number 3, February 2005)- Stephen McIntyre, Ross McKitrick
* Reply to comment by Huybers on "Hockey sticks, principal components, and spurious significance" (PDF)(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 32, Number 20, October 2005)- Stephen McIntyre, Ross McKitrick
* Reply to comment by von Storch and Zorita on "Hockey sticks, principal components, and spurious significance" (PDF)(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 32, Number 20, October 2005)- Stephen McIntyre, Ross McKitrick
Are multiproxy climate reconstructions robust?(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 32, Number 23, December 2005)- Gerd Burger, Ulrich Cubasch
Debating about the climate warming(Progress in Natural Science, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp. 1-6, January 2006)- Wang Shaowu et al.
Bias and Concealment in the IPCC Process: The "Hockey-Stick" Affair and Its Implications (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 18, Number 7-8, pp. 951-983, December 2007)- David Holland
Proxy inconsistency and other problems in millennial paleoclimate reconstructions (PDF)(Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Volume 106, Number 6, February 2009)- Stephen McIntyre, Ross McKitrick
A mathematical analysis of the divergence problem in dendroclimatology (PDF)(Climatic Change, Volume 94, Issues 3-4, June 2009)- Craig Loehle
A statistical analysis of multiple temperature proxies: Are reconstructions of surface temperatures over the last 1000 years reliable? (PDF)(Annals of Applied Statistics, Volume 5, Number 1, pp. 5-44, March 2011)- Blakeley B. McShane, Abraham J. Wyner
* Discussion of: A statistical analysis of multiple temperature proxies: Are reconstructions of surface temperatures over the last 1000 years reliable? (PDF)(Annals of Applied Statistics, Volume 5, Number 1, pp. 55-60, March 2011)- Stephen McIntyre, Ross McKitrick
* Rejoinder: A Statistical Analysis of Multiple Temperature Proxies: Are Reconstructions of Surface Temperatures over the Last 1000 Years Reliable? (PDF)(Annals of Applied Statistics, Volume 5, Number 1, pp. 99-123, March 2011)- Blakeley B. McShane, Abraham J. Wyner
The Little Ice Age as Recorded in the Stratigraphy of the Tropical Quelccaya Ice Cap(Science, Volume 234, Number 4774, pp. 361-364, October 1986)- L. G. Thompson et al.Glacial geological evidence for the medieval warm period (PDF)(Climatic Change, Volume 26, Issue 2-3, pp. 143-169, March 1994)- Jean M. Grove, Roy Switsur
Tree-ring and glacial evidence for the medieval warm epoch and the little ice age in southern South America(Climatic Change, Volume 26, Issue 2-3, pp. 183-197, March 1994)- Ricardo Villalba
Evidence for the existence of the medieval warm period in China(Climatic Change, Volume 26, Issue 2-3, pp. 289-297, March 1994)- De'Er Zhang
The Little Ice Age and Medieval Warm Period in the Sargasso Sea(Science, Volume 274, Number 5292, pp. 1503-1508, November 1996)- Lloyd D. Keigwin
Time scales and trends in the central England temperature data (1659''1990): A wavelet analysis(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 24, Number 11, pp. 1351-1354, June 1997)- Sallie Baliunas, Peter Frick, Dmitry Sokoloff, Willie H. Soon
Past Temperatures Directly from the Greenland Ice Sheet (PDF)(Science, Volume 282, Number 5387, pp. 268-271, October 1998)- D. Dahl-Jensen et al.
The Little Ice Age and Medieval Warming in South Africa (PDF)(South African Journal of Science, Volume 96, Number 3, pp. 121-126, 2000)- P. D. Tyson, W. Karlen, K. Holmgren, G. A. Heiss
Caribbean sea surface temperatures: Two'to'three degrees cooler than present during the Little Ice Age(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 27, Number 20, pp. 3365-3368, October 2000)- Amos Winter, Hiroshi Ishioroshi, Tsuyoshi Watanabe, Tadamichi Oba, John R. Christy
Was the Medieval Warm Period Global? (PDF)(Science, Volume 291, Number 5508, pp. 1497-1499, February 2001)- Wallace S. Broecker
Low-Frequency Signals in Long Tree-Ring Chronologies for Reconstructing Past Temperature Variability (PDF)(Science, Volume 295, Number 5563, pp. 2250-2253, March 2002)- Jan Esper et al.
Evidence for a 'Medieval Warm Period' in a 1,100 year tree-ring reconstruction of past austral summer temperatures in New Zealand(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 29, Number 14, pp. 1-4, July 2002)- E. R. Cook, J. G. Palmer, R. D'Arrigo
The 'Mediaeval Warm Period' drought recorded in Lake Huguangyan, tropical South China(The Holocene, Volume 12, Number 5, pp. 511-516, July 2002)- Guoqiang Chu et al.
The Medieval Warm Period in the Daihai Area(Journal of Lake Sciences, Volume 14, Number 3, pp. 209-216, September 2002)- Z. Jin et al.
Proxy climatic and environmental changes of the past 1000 years (PDF)(Climate Research, Volume 23, Number 2, pp. 89''110, January 2003)- Willie H. Soon, Sallie L. Baliunas
Reconstructing Climatic and Environmental Changes of the Past 1000 Years: A Reappraisal (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 14, Number 2-3, pp. 233-296, May 2003)- Willie H. Soon, Sallie L. Baliunas, Sherwood B. Idso, Craig Idso, David R. Legates
Late Holocene surface ocean conditions of the Norwegian Sea (V¸ring Plateau)(Paleoceanography, Volume 18, Number 2, June 2003)- Carin Andersson et al.
A 700 year record of Southern Hemisphere extratropical climate variability(Annals of Glaciology, Volume 39, Number 1, pp. 127-132, June 2004)- P. A. Mayewski et al.
Medieval climate warming and aridity as indicated by multiproxy evidence from the Kola Peninsula, Russia(Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Volume 209, Issues 1-4, pp. 113-125, July 2004)- K. V. Kremenetski et al.
Estimating Climatic Timeseries From Multi-Site Data Afflicted With Dating Error (PDF)(Mathematical Geology, Volume 37, Number 2, pp. 127-140, February 2005)- Craig Loehle
Reconstruction of temperature in the Central Alps during the past 2000 yr from a δ18O stalagmite record (PDF)(Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Volume 235, Issues 3-4, pp. 741-751, July 2005)- A. Mangini et al.
A 2000-year global temperature reconstruction based on non-treering proxies (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 18, Number 7-8, pp. 1049-1058, December 2007)- Craig Loehle
* Correction to: A 2000-Year Global Temperature Reconstruction Based on Non-Tree Ring Proxies (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 19, Number 1, pp. 93-100, January 2008)- Craig Loehle, J. Huston McCulloch
* Reply To: Comments on Loehle, "correction To: A 2000-Year Global Temperature Reconstruction Based on Non-Tree Ring Proxies"(Energy & Environment, Volume 19, Number 5, pp. 775-776, September 2008)- Craig Loehle
Climate and environment reconstruction during the Medieval Warm Period in Lop Nur of Xinjiang, China(Chinese Science Bulletin, Volume 53, Number 19, pp. 3016-3027, October 2008)- ChunMei Ma
Tornetr¤sk tree-ring width and density ad 500''2004: a test of climatic sensitivity and a new 1500-year reconstruction of north Fennoscandian summers(Climate Dynamics, Volume 31, Issue 7-8, December 2008)- Hakan Grudd
"Medieval Warm Period" on the northern slope of central Tianshan Mountains, Xinjiang, NW China(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 36, Number 11, June 2009)- Yun Zhang et al.
Evidence for a warmer period during the 12th and 13th centuries AD from chironomid assemblages in Southampton Island, Nunavut, Canada(Quaternary Research, Volume 72, Issue 1, pp. 27-37, July 2009)- Nicolas Rolland et al.
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Population ecology of polar bears in Davis Strait, Canada and Greenland(The Journal of Wildlife Management, Volume 77, Issue 3, pp. 463-476, April 2013)- Elizabeth Peacock, Mitchell K. Taylor, Jeffrey Laake, Ian Stirling
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The Maldives project: a future free from sea-level flooding(Contemporary South Asia, Volume 13, Number 2, pp. 149-155, June 2004)- Nils-Axel Morner
Snowfall-Driven Growth in East Antarctic Ice Sheet Mitigates Recent Sea-Level Rise(Science, Volume 308, Number 5730, pp. 1898-1901, June 2005)- Curt H. Davis et al.
Low sea level rise projections from mountain glaciers and icecaps under global warming(Nature, Volume 439, Number 7074, pp. 311-313, November 2005)- Sarah C. B. Raper, Roger J. Braithwaite
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Sea Level Changes and Tsunamis, Environmental Stress and Migration Overseas: The Case of the Maldives and Sri Lanka(Internationales Asienforum, Volume 38, Number 3-4, pp. 353''374, November 2007)- Nils-Axel Morner
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Sea Level Changes in Bangladesh New Observational Facts(Energy & Environment, Volume 21, Number 3, pp. 235-250, July 2010)- Nils-Axel Morner
Some problems in the reconstruction of mean sea level and its changes with time(Quaternary International, Volume 221, Issues 1-2, pp. 3-8, July 2010)- Nils-Axel Morner
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Tropical Pacific spatial trend patterns in observed sea level: internal variability and/or anthropogenic signature?(Climate of the Past Discussions, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp. 349-389, January 2012)- B. Meyssignac et al.
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The Inconvenient Truth: Ocean Level Not Rising in Australia(Energy & Environment, Volume 23, Number 5, pp. 801-818, July 2012)- Alberto Boretti, Thomas Watson
Is there a 60-year oscillation in global mean sea level?(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 39, Issue 18, September 2012)- Don P. Chambers et al.
Present-To-Future Sea Level Changes: The Australian Case (PDF)(Environmental Science: An Indian Journal, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp. 43-51, 2013)- Nils-Axel Morner, Albert Parker
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Sea Level Changes Past Records and Future Expectations(Energy & Environment, Volume 24, Number 3-4, pp. 509-536, June 2013)- Nils-Axel Morner
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Riding the Wave: Reconciling the Roles of Disease and Climate Change in Amphibian Declines(PLoS Biology, Volume 6, Number 3, pp. 441-454, March 2008)- Karen R. Lips, Jay Diffendorfer, Joseph R. Mendelson III, Michael W. Sears
Climate as a Driver of Evolutionary Change(Current Biology, Volume 19, Issue 14, pp. R575''R583, July 2009)- Douglas H. Erwin
Tropical cloud forest climate variability and the demise of the Monteverde golden toad(Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, March 2010)- Kevin J. Anchukaitis, Michael N. Evans
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Have Disaster Losses Increased Due to Anthropogenic Climate Change? (PDF)(Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Volume 92 Issue 1, pp. 39-46, January 2011)- Laurens M. Bouwer
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Possible solar forcing of century-scale drought frequency in the northern Great Plains(Geology, Volume 27, Number 3, pp. 263-266, March 1999)- Zicheng Yu, Emi Ito
Nine Fallacies of Floods (PDF)(Climatic Change, Volume 42, Number 2, pp. 413-438, June 1999)- Roger A. Pielke Jr.
Rainfall and drought in equatorial east Africa during the past 1,100 years(Nature, Volume 403, Number 6768, pp. 410-414, January 2000)- Dirk Verschuren et al.
Tree-ring data document 16th century megadrought over North America (PDF)(Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, Volume 81, Issue 12, pp. 121, March 2000)- David W. Stahle et al.
Have streamflow droughts in Europe become more severe or frequent?(International Journal of Climatology, Volume 21, Issue 3, pp. 317-333, April 2001)- Hege Hisdal et al.
Solar Forcing of Drought Frequency in the Maya Lowlands(Science, Volume 292, Number 5520, pp. 1367-1370, May 2001)- David A. Hodell et al.
Climatic and environmental change in Africa during the last two centuries (PDF)(Climate Research, Volume 17, Number 2, pp. 123-144, August 2001)- Sharon E. Nicholson
Claim of Largest Flood on Record Proves False(Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, Volume 84, Number 12, pp. 109, 2003)- N. A. Sheffer et al.
Palaeoclimatic and archaeological evidence for a 200-yr recurrence of floods and droughts linking California, Mesoamerica and South America over the past 2000 years(The Holocene, Volume 13, Number 5, pp. 763-778, July 2003)- Amdt Schimmelmann et al.
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Solar variability and the levels of Lake Victoria, East Africa, during the last millenium(Journal of Paleolimnology, Volume 33, Number 2, pp. 243-251, February 2005)- J. Curt Stager et al.
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Trends in 20th century drought over the continental United States (PDF)(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 33, Issue 10, May 2006)- Konstantinos M. Andreadis, Dennis P. Lettenmaier
Tree-ring reconstructed rainfall variability in Zimbabwe(Climate Dynamics, Volume 26, Issue 7-8, pp. 677-685, June 2006)- Matthew D. Therrell et al.
Solar forcing of Holocene droughts in a stalagmite record from West Virginia in east-central North America(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 35, Number 17, September 2008)- Gregory S. Springer et al.
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Drought in the Southeastern United States: Causes, Variability over the Last Millennium, and the Potential for Future Hydroclimate Change(Journal of Climate, Volume 22, Issue 19, pp. 5021''5045, October 2009)- Richard Seager
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Deadly 2010 Russian heat wave not a consequence of climate change(Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, Volume 92, Issue 18, pp. 160-160, May 2011)- Colin Schultz
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A Climatology of Intense (or Major) Atlantic Hurricanes (PDF)(Monthly Weather Review, Volume 121, Issue 6, pp. 1703-1713, June 1993)- Christopher W. Landsea
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Hurricane Vulnerability in Latin America and The Caribbean: Normalized Damage and Loss Potentials (PDF)(Natural Hazards Review, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp. 101-114, August 2003)- Roger A. Pielke Jr., Jose Rubiera, Christopher Landsea, Mario L. Fernandez, and Roberta Klein
Analysis of the duration, seasonal timing, and location of North Atlantic tropical cyclones: 1950-2002(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 30, Issue 24, December 2003)- Robert C. Balling Jr., Randall S. Cerveny
Hurricanes and Global Warming (PDF)(Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Volume 86, Issue 11, pp. 1571''1575, November 2005)- Roger A. Pielke Jr., Christopher W. Landsea, M. Mayfield, J. Laver, R. Pasch
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Sea-surface temperatures and tropical cyclones in the Atlantic basin(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 33, Number 9, May 2006)- Patrick J. Michaels, Paul C. Knappenberger, Robert E. Davis
Trends in global tropical cyclone activity over the past twenty years (1986''2005) (PDF)(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 33, Number 11, May 2006)- Philip J. Klotzbach
Analysis of tropical cyclone intensification trends and variability in the North Atlantic Basin over the period 1970-2003(Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, Volume 93, Issue 1-2, pp. 45-51, June 2006)- Robert C. Balling Jr., Randall S. Cerveny
Can We Detect Trends in Extreme Tropical Cyclones? (PDF)(Science, Volume 313, Number 5786, pp. 452-454, July 2006)- Christopher W. Landsea, Bruce A. Harper, Karl Hoarau, John A. Knaff
Causes of the Unusually Destructive 2004 Atlantic Basin Hurricane Season (PDF)(Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Volume 87, Issue 10, pp. 1325''1333, October 2006)- Philip J. Klotzbach, William M. Gray
Generation of the Katrine hurricane during the geomagnetic extrastrom at crossing of the heliospheric current sheet: Is it an accidental coincidence or physical essence?(Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, Volume 46, Number 5, pp. 609-615, October 2006)- K. G. Ivanov
Counting Atlantic Tropical Cyclones Back to 1900 (PDF)(Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, Volume 88, Number 18, pp. 197-202, May 2007)- Christopher W. Landsea
Correlation between tropical cyclones and magnetic storms during cycle 23 of solar activity(Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, Volume 47, Number 3, 371-374, June 2007)- K. G. Ivanov
Future economic damage from tropical cyclones: sensitivities to societal and climate changes (PDF)(Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, Volume 365, Number 1860, pp. 2717-2729, November 2007)- Roger A. Pielke Jr.
Normalized Hurricane Damage in the United States: 1900''2005 (PDF)(Natural Hazards Review, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp. 29-42, February 2008)- Roger A. Pielke Jr., Joel Gratz, Christopher W. Landsea, Douglas Collins, Mark A. Saunders, Rade Musulin
On the Changes in the Number and Intensity of North Atlantic Tropical Cyclones (PDF)(Journal of Climate, Volume 21, Issue 6, pp. 1387-1402, March 2008)- William M. Briggs
Simulated reduction in Atlantic hurricane frequency under twenty-first-century warming conditions(Nature Geoscience, Volume 1, Number 6, pp. 359-364, June 2008)- Thomas R. Knutson et al.
A document-based 318-year record of tropical cyclones in the Lesser Antilles, 1690''2007(Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, Volume 9, Issue 8, August 2008)- Michael Chenoweth, Dmitry Divine
Multidecadal variability of Atlantic hurricane activity: 1851''2007(Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume 113, Issue D22, November 2008)- Petr Chylek, Glen Lesins
Climate control of the global tropical storm days (1965''2008)(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 37, Number 7, April 2010)- Bin Wang et al.
Impact of Duration Thresholds on Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Counts (PDF)(Journal of Climate, Volume 23, Issue 10, pp. 2508''251, May 2010)- Christopher W. Landsea, Gabriel A. Vecchi, Lennart Bengtsson, Thomas R. Knutson
Emergence timescales for detection of anthropogenic climate change in US tropical cyclone loss data (PDF)(Environmental Research Letters, Volume 6, Number 1, January-March 2011)- Ryan P. Crompton, Roger A. Pielke Jr, K. John McAneney
Is the recorded increase in short-duration North Atlantic tropical storms spurious? (PDF)(Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume 116, May 2011)- Gabriele Villarini, Gabriel A. Vecchi, Thomas R. Knutson, James A. Smith
Recent historically low global tropical cyclone activity (PDF)(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 38, Number 14, July 2011)- Ryan N. Maue
Variability and decline in the number of severe tropical cyclones making land-fall over eastern Australia since the late nineteenth century (PDF)(Climate Dynamics, Volume 37, Issue 3-4, pp. 647-662, August 2011)- Jeff Callaghan, Scott B. Power
Eastern North Pacific Hurricane Season of 2010(Monthly Weather Review, Volume 140, Issue 9, pp. 2769''2781, September 2012)- Stacy R. Stewart, John P. Cangialosi
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Cosmic Rays, Clouds, and Climate (PDF)(Science, Volume 298, Number 5599, pp. 1732-1737, November 2002)- K. S. Carslaw, R. G. Harrison, J. Kirkby
The Spiral Structure of the Milky Way, Cosmic Rays, and Ice Age Epochs on Earth (PDF)(New Astronomy, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp. 39-77, January 2003)- Nir J. Shaviv
Galactic cosmic ray and El Ni±o-Southern Oscillation trends in International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project D2 low-cloud properties(Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume 108, Number D6, pp. AAC 6-1, March 2003)- Nigel Marsh, Henrik Svensmark
Solar Influence on Earth's Climate(Space Science Reviews, Volume 107, Issue 1-2, pp. 317-325, April 2003)- Nigel Marsh, Henrik Svensmark
The role of cosmic rays in the atmospheric processes(Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics, Volume 29, Number 5, pp. 913-923, May 2003)- Y. I. Stozhkov
Celestial driver of Phanerozoic climate? (PDF)(GSA Today, Volume 13, Issue 7, pp. 4-10, July 2003)- Nir J. Shaviv, Jan Veizer
* Detailed Response to Royer et al.'s letter "CO2 as a primary driver of Phanerozoic Climate" (PDF)(Submitted to GSA Today, 2004)- Nir Shaviv, Jan Veizer
* CO2 as a primary driver of Phanerozoic climate: COMMENT (PDF)(GSA Today, Volume 14, Issue 7, July 2004)- Nir Shaviv, Jan Veizer
* Comment on "Cosmic rays, carbon dioxide, and climate" (PDF)(Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, Volume 85, Issue 48, pp. 510, November 2004)- Nir Shaviv, Jan Veizer
* Further response to "Cosmic Rays, Carbon Dioxide and Climate" by Rahmstorf et al. (PDF)(Submitted to Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, 2004)- Nir Shaviv, Jan Veizer
On the link between northern fennoscandian climate and length of the quasi-eleven-year cycle in galactic cosmic-ray flux (PDF)(Solar Physics, Volume 218, Issue 1-2, pp. 345-357, December 2003)- M. G. Ogurtsov et al.
Toward a solution to the early faint Sun paradox: A lower cosmic ray flux from a stronger solar wind (PDF)(Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume 108, Number A12, pp. SSH 3-1, December 2003)- Nir J. Shaviv
Evidence for a link between the flux of galactic cosmic rays and Earth's climate during the past 200,000 years(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 66, Issues 3-4, pp. 313-322, February-March 2004)- M. Christl et al.
Effects of energetic solar proton events on the cyclone development in the North Atlantic (PDF)(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 66, Issue 5, pp. 393-405, March 2004)- S. V. Veretenenko, P. Thejll
Latitudinal dependence of low cloud amount on cosmic ray induced ionization (PDF)(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 31, Number 16, August 2004)- Ilya G. Usoskin, N. Marsh, G.A. Kovaltsov, K. Mursula, O.G. Gladysheva
Precipitation, cloud cover and Forbush decreases in galactic cosmic rays(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 66, Issues 13-14, pp. 1135-1142, September 2004)- D.R. Kniveton
Atmospheric transparency changes associated with solar wind-induced atmospheric electricity variations(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 66, Issues 13-14, pp. 1143-1149, September 2004)- V. C. Roldugin, B. A. Tinsley
External forcing of the geomagnetic field? Implications for the cosmic ray flux'--climate variability (PDF)(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 66, Issues 13-14, pp. 1195-1203, September 2004)- Jens Wendler
Long-Term Modulation of Cosmic Rays in the Heliosphere and its Influence at Earth(Solar Physics, Volume 224, Issue 1-2, pp. 305-316, October 2004)- K. Scherer et al.
The effects of galactic cosmic rays, modulated by solar terrestrial magnetic fields, on the climate(Russian Journal of Earth Sciences, Volume 6, Number 5, October 2004)- V. A. Dergachev, P. B. Dmitriev, O. M. Raspopov, B. Van Geel
Formation of large NAT particles and denitrification in polar stratosphere: possible role of cosmic rays and effect of solar activity(Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp. 1037-1062, November 2004)- F. Yu
The possible connection between ionization in the atmosphere by cosmic rays and low level clouds(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 66, Issue 18, pp. 1779-1790, December 2004)- E. Palle, C. J. Butler, K. O'Brien
Possible influence of cosmic rays on climate through thunderstorm clouds(Advances in Space Research, Volume 35, Issue 3, pp. 476-483, 2005)- Lev I. Dorman, Irena V. Dorman
Estimation of long-term cosmic ray intensity variation in near future and prediction of their contribution in expected global climate change(Advances in Space Research, Volume 35, Issue 3, pp. 496-503, 2005)- Lev I. Dorman
Prediction of expected global climate change by forecasting of galactic cosmic ray intensity time variation in near future based on solar magnetic field data(Advances in Space Research, Volume 35, Issue 3, pp. 491-495, 2005)- A. V. Belov, L. I. Dorman, R. T. Gushchina, V. N. Obridko, B. D. Shelting, V. G. Yanke
Increase in the Aerosol Content of the Lower Atmosphere after the Solar Proton Flares in January and August 2002 according to Data of Lidar Observations in Europe(Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, Volume 45, Number 2, pp. 221-226, March-April 2005)- I. A. Mironova, M. I. Pudovkin
Long-term variations of the surface pressure in the North Atlantic and possible association with solar activity and galactic cosmic rays(Advances in Space Research, Volume 35, Issue 3, pp. 484-490, May 2005)- S. V. Veretenenko, V. A. Dergachev, P. B. Dmitriyev
Ice Age Epochs and the Sun's Path Through the Galaxy (PDF)(The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 626, Issue 2, pp. 844-848, June 2005)- D. R. Gies, J. W. Helsel
On climate response to changes in the cosmic ray flux and radiative budget (PDF)(Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume 110, Issue A8, August 2005)- Nir J. Shaviv
Solar activity, cosmic rays, and Earth's temperature: A millennium-scale comparison(Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume 110, Issue A10, October 2005)- Ilya G. Usoskin et al.
On the Link Between Cosmic Rays and Terrestrial Climate(International Journal of Modern Physics A, Volume 20, Issue 29, pp. 6662-6665, November 2005)- Nir J. Shaviv
Link Between Cosmic Rays and Clouds on Different Time Scales (PDF)(Advances in Geosciences, Volume 2, pp. 321-331, 2006)- Ilya G. Usoskin et al.
Long-term cosmic ray intensity variation and part of global climate change, controlled by solar activity through cosmic rays(Advances in Space Research, Volume 37, Issue 8, pp. 1621-1628, 2006)- Lev I. Dorman
Cosmic ray flux variations, modulated by the solar and earth's magnetic fields, and climate changes. 1. Time interval from the present to 10-12 ka ago (the Holocene Epoch)(Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, Volume 46, Number 1, pp. 118-128, January 2006)- V. A. Dergachev et al.
Atmospheric Aerosol and Cloud Condensation Nuclei Formation: A Possible Influence of Cosmic Rays?(Space Science Reviews, Volume 125, Issue 1-4, pp. 169-186, August 2006)- F. Arnold
Initial results of a global circuit model with variable stratospheric and tropospheric aerosols(Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume 111, Issue D16, August 2006)- Brian A. Tinsley, Limin Zhou
Empirical evidence for a nonlinear effect of galactic cosmic rays on clouds(Proceedings of the Royal Society A, Volume 462, Issue 2068, pp. 1221-1233, April 2006)- R. Giles Harrison, David B. Stephenson
Variations of Galactic Cosmic Rays and the Earth's Climate(Astrophysics and Space Science Library, Volume 338, pp. 349-397, September 2006)- Jasper Kirkby, Kenneth S. Carslaw
Cosmic rays and the biosphere over 4 billion years(Astronomical Notes, Volume 327, Issue 9, pp. 871, October 2006)- Henrik Svensmark
Different response of clouds to solar input(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 33, Number 21, November 2006)- Mirela Voiculescu, Ilya G. Usoskin, Kalevi Mursula
Interstellar-Terrestrial Relations: Variable Cosmic Environments, The Dynamic Heliosphere, and Their Imprints on Terrestrial Archives and Climate (PDF)(Space Science Reviews, Volume 127, Issue 1-4, pp. 327-465, December 2006)- K. Scherer et al.
The role of the global electric circuit in solar and internal forcing of clouds and climate(Advances in Space Research, Volume 40, Issue 7, pp. 1126-1139, 2007)- Brian A. Tinsley et al.
Cosmic ray flux variations, modulated by the solar and terrestrial magnetic fields, and climate changes. Part 2: The time interval from '¼10000 to '¼100000 years ago(Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, Volume 47, Number 1, pp. 109-117, February 2007)- V. A. Dergachev et al.
Secular variation in aerosol transparency of the atmosphere as the possible link between long-term variations in solar activity and climate(Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, Volume 47, Number 1, pp. 118-128, February 2007)- M. G. Ogurtsov
Cosmoclimatology: a new theory emerges(Astronomy & Geophysics, Volume 48, Issue 1, pp. 1.18-1.24, February 2007)- Henrik Svensmark
Evidence for a physical linkage between galactic cosmic rays and regional climate time series(Advances in Space Research, Volume 40, Issue 3, pp. 353-364, February 2007)- Charles A. Perrya
Experimental evidence for the role of ions in particle nucleation under atmospheric conditions(Proceedings of the Royal Society A, Volume 463, Number 2078, pp. 385-396, February 2007)- Henrik Svensmark et al.
200-year variations in cosmic rays modulated by solar activity and their climatic response(Bulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences: Physics, Volume 71, Number 7, July 2007)- O. M. Raspopov, V. A. Dergachev
Effect of solar activity and cosmic-ray variations on the position of the Arctic front in the North Atlantic(Bulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences: Physics, Volume 71, Number 7, pp. 1010-1013, July 2007)- S. V. Veretenenko, V. A. Dergachev, P. B. Dmitriev
On the possible contribution of solar-cosmic factors to the global warming of XX century(Bulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences: Physics, Volume 71, Number 7, July 2007)- M. G. Ogurtsov
Cosmic Rays and Climate (PDF)(Surveys in Geophysics, Volume 28, Issue 5-6, pp. 333-375, November 2007)- Jasper Kirkby
Natural hazards for the Earth's civilization from space, 1. Cosmic ray influence on atmospheric processes (PDF)(Advances in Geosciences, Volume 14, pp. 281-286, April 2008)- Lev I. Dorman
Cosmic rays and climate of the Earth: possible connection(Comptes Rendus Geosciences, Volume 340, Issue 7, pp. 441-450, July 2008)- Ilya G. Usoskin, Gennady A. Kovaltsov
Variations in the cosmic ray fluxes, modulated by the solar and terrestrial magnetic fields, and climate changes. Part 3: A time interval of 1.5 Myr, including the pleistocene(Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, Volume 49, Number 1, pp. 1-13, February 2009)- V. A. Dergachev et al.
Correlation between Cosmic Rays and Ozone Depletion(Physical Review Letters, Volume 102, Issue 11, March 2009)- Qing-Bin Lu
Effect of long-term variability of galactic cosmic ray fluxes on climatic parameters(Bulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences: Physics, Volume 73, Number 3, pp. 375-377, March 2009)- O. M. Raspopov et al.
Influence of cosmic rays and cosmic dust on the atmosphere and Earth's climate(Bulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences: Physics, Volume 73, Number 3, pp. 416-418, March 2009)- V. I. Ermakov et al.
Solar activity and cosmic rays: Influence on cloudiness and processes in the lower atmosphere(Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, Volume 49, Issue 2, pp. 137-145, April 2009)- O. M. Raspopov, S. V. Veretenenko
The impact of cosmic dust on the Earth's climate(Moscow University Physics Bulletin, Volume 64, Number 2, pp. 214-217, April 2009)- V. I. Ermakov et al.
Coal and fuel burning effects on the atmosphere as mediated by the atmospheric electric field and galactic cosmic rays flux(International Journal of Global Warming, Volume 1, Issue 1-2, pp. 57-65, July 2009)- A. Heitor Reis, Claudia Serrano
Cosmic ray decreases affect atmospheric aerosols and clouds (PDF)(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 36, Number 15, August 2009)- Henrik Svensmark, Torsten Bondo, Jacob Svensmark
A relationship between galactic cosmic radiation and tree rings(New Phytologist, Volume 184, Issue 3, pp. 545-551, September 2009)- Sigrid Dengel, Dominik Aeby, John Grace
The Terrestrial Cosmic Ray Flux: Its Importance for Climate(Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, Volume 90, Issue 44, pp. 397-398, November 2009)- Michael Ram, Michael R. Stolz, Brian A. Tinsley
Radio-optical and optical mechanisms of the influence of space factors on global climate warming(Journal of Optical Technology, Volume 77, Issue 2, pp. 150-152, 2010)- S. V. Avakyan, N. A. Voronin
Regional millennial trend in the cosmic ray induced ionization of the troposphere (PDF)(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 72, Issue 1, pp. 19-25, January 2010)- Ilya G. Usoskin et al.
Correlations of clouds, cosmic rays and solar irradiation over the Earth(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 72, Issues 2-3, pp. 151-156, February 2010)- A. D. Erlykin, T. Sloan, A. W. Wolfendale
Cosmic-ray-driven electron-induced reactions of halogenated molecules adsorbed on ice surfaces: Implications for atmospheric ozone depletion(Physics Reports, Volume 487, Issue 5, pp. 141-167, February 2010)- Qing-Bin Lu
Results from the CERN pilot CLOUD experiment (PDF)(Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp. 1635-1647, February 2010)- J. Duplissy et al.
Solar rhythms in the characteristics of the Arctic frontal zone in the North Atlantic(Advances in Space Research, Volume 45, Issue 3, pp. 391-397, February 2010)- S. V. Veretenenko, V. A. Dergachev, P. B. Dmitriyev
Model of optical response of marine aerosols to Forbush decreases (PDF)(Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Volume 10, Issue 6, pp. 2765-2776, March 2010)- T. Bondo, M. B. Enghoff, H. Svensmark
Galactic cosmic rays-clouds effect and bifurcation model of the Earth global climate. Part 1. Theory(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 72, Issues 5-6, pp. 398-408, April 2010)- Vitaliy D. Rusov et al.
Strong signature of the active Sun in 100 years of terrestrial insolation data(Annalen der Physik, Volume 522, Issue 6, pp. 372-381, June 2010)- W. Weber
* Reply to the Comment of G. Feulner(Annalen der Physik, Volume 523, Issue 11, pp. 951-956, November 2011)- W. Weber
Cosmic rays linked to rapid mid-latitude cloud changes (PDF)(Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Volume 10, Number 22, pp. 10941-10948, November 2010)- B. A. Laken, D. R. Kniveton, M. R. Frogley
Galactic cosmic ray variation influence on baric system dynamics at middle latitudes(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 73, Issues 2-3, pp. 366-370, February 2011)- Irina Artamonova, Svetlana Veretenenko
Aerosol nucleation induced by a high energy particle beam (PDF)(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 38, Number 9, May 2011)- Martin B. Enghoff, Jens Olaf Pepke Pedersen, Ulrik I. Uggerh¸j, Sean M. Paling, Henrik Svensmark
Dependence of GCRs influx on the solar North-South asymmetry (PDF)(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 73, Issue 13, pp. 1723-1726, August 2011)- Il-Hyun Cho et al.
Forbush decreases - clouds relation in the neutron monitor era (PDF)(Astrophysics and Space Sciences Transactions, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp. 315-318 August 2011)- A. Dragic et al.
Role of sulphuric acid, ammonia and galactic cosmic rays in atmospheric aerosol nucleation(Nature, Volume 476, Number 7361, pp. 429-433, August 2011)- Jasper Kirkby et al.
The role of cosmic and ionospheric disturbances in global climatic changes and pipeline corrosion(Izvestiya, Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics, Volume 47, Issue 9, pp. 1143-1158, December 2011)- S. V. Avakyan, N. A. Voronin
Cosmic rays and space weather: effects on global climate change (PDF)(Annales Geophysicae, Volume 30, Issue 1, pp. 9-19, January 2012)- Lev I. Dorman
Changes in cosmic ray fluxes improve correlation to global warming(International Journal of Physical Sciences, Volume 7, Number 5, pp. 822-826, January 2012)- A. Ollila
Effects of cosmic ray decreases on cloud microphysics (PDF)(Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp. 3595-3617, February 2012)- J. Svensmark, M. B. Enghoff, and H. Svensmark
Evidence of nearby supernovae affecting life on Earth(Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 423, Issue 2, pp. 1234-1253, June 2012)- Henrik Svensmark
Aerosol nucleation in an ultra-low ion density environment(Journal of Aerosol Science, Volume 50, pp. 75-85, August 2012)- Jens Olaf Pepke Pedersen, Martin B. Enghoff, Sean M. Paling, Henrik Svensmark
* Response of Cloud Condensation Nuclei (> 50 nm) to changes in ion-nucleation (PDF)(Physics Letters A, Volume 377, Issue 37, pp. 2343-2347, November 2013)- Henrik Svensmark, Martin B. Enghoff, Jens Olaf Pepke Pedersen
Climate sensitivity to the lower stratospheric ozone variations(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volumes 90-91, pp. 9-14, December 2012)- N. A. Kilifarska
Effect of solar and galactic cosmic rays on the duration of macrosynoptic processes(Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, Volume 53, Issue 1, pp. 5-9, January 2013)- I. V. Artamonova, S. V. Veretenenko
Cosmic-Ray-Driven Reaction and Greenhouse Effect of Halogenated Molecules: Culprits for Atmospheric Ozone Depletion and Global Climate Change(International Journal of Modern Physics B, Volume 27, Issue 17, July 2013)- Qing-Bin Lu
* Reply to "Comment on 'Cosmic-ray-driven reaction and greenhouse effect of halogenated molecules: Culprits for atmospheric ozone depletion and global climate change' by Dana Nuccitelli et al."(International Journal of Modern Physics B, Volume 28, Issue 13, May 2014)- Qing-Bin Lu
Evidence for cosmic ray modulation in temperature records from the South Atlantic Magnetic Anomaly region(Annales Geophysicae, Volume 31, Issue 10, pp. 1833-1841, October 2013)- E. Frigo et al.
Connection between the Earth's Climate Change and Variations in the Geomagnetic Field and Cosmic Ray Fluxes During the Past Ten Thousands of Years(Global Perspectives on Geography, Volume 1, Issue 4, November 2013)- Valentin A. Dergachev, Oleg M. Raspopov, Sergey S. Vasiliev, Hogne Jungner
Atmospheric pressure variations at extratropical latitudes associated with Forbush decreases of galactic cosmic rays(Advances in Space Research, 2014)- I. Artamonova, S. Veretenenko
Stratospheric polar vortex as a possible reason for temporal variations of solar activity and galactic cosmic ray effects on the lower atmosphere circulation(Advances in Space Research, 2014)- S. Veretenenko, M. Ogurtsov
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Evidence for 18.6-year lunar nodal drought in western North america during the past millennium(Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, Volume 89, Issue D1, pp. 1295-1308, February 1984)- Robert G. Currie
Periodic (18.6-year) and cyclic (11-year) induced drought and flood in western North America(Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, Volume 89, Issue D5, pp. 7215-7230, August 1984)- Robert G. Currie
Periodic 18.6-year and cyclic 11-year induced drought and flood in northeastern China and some global implications(Quaternary Science Reviews, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp. 109''134, 1985)- Robert G. Currie
On bistable phasing of 18-6-year induced drought and flood in the Nile records since AD 650(Journal of Climatology, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp. 373''389, July/August 1987)- Robert G. Currie
Periodic 18.6-year and cyclic 10 to 11 year signals in northeastern United States precipitation data(Journal of Climatology, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp. 255''281, May/June 1988)- Robert G. Currie, Douglas P. O'Brien
Deterministic signals in precipitation records from the American corn belt(International Journal of Climatology, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp. 179-189, March 1990)- Robert G. Currie, Douglas P. O'Brien
Deterministic signals in precipitation in the northwestern United States(Water Resources Research, Volume 26, Issue 7, pp. 1649-1656, July 1990)- Robert G. Currie, Douglas P. O'Brien
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Luni-solar 18.6-year signal in tree-rings from Argentina and Chile(Pure and Applied Geophysics, Volume 137, Issue 3, pp. 281-300, September 1991)- Robert G. Currie
Deterministic signals in Oklahoma and texas precipitation records(Journal of Environmental Science and Health Part A, Volume 27, Issue 3, pp. 803-825, 1992)- Robert G. Currie, Douglas P. O'Brien
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Luni-solar 18.6- and solar cycle 10''11-year signals in USA air temperature records(International Journal of Climatology, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp. 31-50, January/February 1993)- Robert G. Currie
High-latitude oceanic variability associated with the 18.6-year nodal tide(Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, Volume 98, Issue C3, pp. 4639-4644, 15 March 1993)- Thomas C. Royer
Luni-solar 18.6- and 10''11-year solar cycle signals in South African rainfall(International Journal of Climatology, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp. 237-256, April 1993)- Robert G. Currie
Observations of the 18.6-year cycle of air pressure and a theoretical model to explain certain aspects of this signal(Climate Dynamics, Volume 8, Issue 6, pp. 287-298, July 1993)- Douglas P. O'Brien, Robert G. Currie
Deterministic signals in European fish catches, wine harvests, and sea-level, and further experiments(International Journal of Climatology, Volume 13, Issue 6, pp. 665''687, September/October 1993)- Robert G. Currie, T. Wyatt, Douglas P. O'Brien
Impact of lunar phase on the timing of global and latitudinal tropospheric temperature maxima(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 22, Number 23, pp. 3199-3202, 1995)- Robert C. Balling Jr., Randall S. Cerveny
Influence of Lunar Phase on Daily Global Temperatures(Science, Volume 267, Number 5203, pp. 1481-1483, March 1995)- Robert C. Balling Jr., Randall S. Cerveny
Luni-solar 18.6- and solar cycle 10''11-year signals in Chinese dryness-wetness indices(International Journal of Climatology, Volume 15, Issue 5, pp. 497-515, May 1995)- Robert G. Currie
Luni-solar and solar cycle signals in lake Saki varves and further experiments(International Journal of Climatology, Volume 15, Issue 8, pp. 893-917, August 1995)- Robert G. Currie
Mn and Sc Signals in North Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Occurrence(International Journal of Climatology, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp. 427-439, April 1996)- Robert G. Currie
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Variance Contribution of Luni-Solar (Mn and Solar Cycle (Sc) Signals to Climate Data(International Journal of Climatology, Volume 16, Issue 12, pp. 1343-1364, December 1996)- Robert G. Currie
Polar temperature sensitivity to lunar forcing?(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 24, Issue 1, pp. 29-32, January 1997)- John A. Shaffer, Randall S. Cerveny, Robert C. Balling Jr.
A New Assessment of Possible Solar and Lunar Forcing of the Bidecadal Drought Rhythm in the Western United States(Journal of Climate, Volume 10, Issue 6, pp. 1343-1356, June 1997)- Edward R. Cook et al.
Lunar influence on diurnal temperature range(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 26, Issue 11, pp. 1605-1607, June 1999)- Randall S. Cerveny, Robert C. Balling Jr.
Evidence of lunar phase influence on global surface air temperature(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 27, Issue 18, pp. 2969-2972, September 2000)- Ebby K. Anyamba, Joel Susskind
The Moon and El Ni±o(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 28, Issue 1, pp. 25-28, January 2001)- Randall S. Cerveny, John A. Shaffer
Luni-solar tidal influences on climate variability(International Journal of Climatology, Volume 22, Issue 12, pp. 1527-1542, October 2002)- Norman C. Treloar
The cause of Barents Sea biomass dynamics(Journal of Marine Systems, Volume 44, Issues 1''2, pp. 107''124, January 2004)- Harald Yndestad
The impacts of the Luni-Solar oscillation on the Arctic oscillation(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 32, Issue 22, November 2005)- Renato Ramos da Silva, Roni Avissar
The influence of the lunar nodal cycle on Arctic climate(ICES Journal of Marine Science, Volume 63, Number 3, pp. 401-420, 2006)- Harald Yndestad
Impact of lunar cycle on the precipitation in India(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 33, Issue 1, January 2006)- Shouraseni Sen Roy
Possible explanation linking 18.6-year period nodal tidal cycle with bi-decadal variations of ocean and climate in the North Pacific(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 33, Issue 8, April 2006)- Ichiro Yasuda et al.
The 18.6-year lunar nodal cycle and surface temperature variability in the northeast Pacific(Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, Volume 112, Issue C2, February 2007)- Stewart M. McKinnell, William R. Crawford
Pacific bidecadal climate variability regulated by tidal mixing around the Kuril Islands(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 35, Issue 14, July 2008)- Hiroyasu Hasumi, Ichiro Yasuda, Hiroaki Tatebe, Masahide Kimoto
Lunar nodal tide effects on variability of sea level, temperature, and salinity in the Faroe-Shetland Channel and the Barents Sea(Deep Sea Research Part I, Volume 55, Issue 10, pp. 1201''1217, October 2008)- Harald Yndestad, William R. Turrell, Vladimir Ozhigin
The 18.6-year period moon-tidal cycle in Pacific Decadal Oscillation reconstructed from tree-rings in western North America(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 36, Issue 5, March 2009)- Ichiro Yasuda
The influence of long tides on ecosystem dynamics in the Barents Sea(Deep Sea Research Part II, Volume 56, Issues 21''22, pp. 2108''2116, October 2009)- Harald Yndestad
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Response of the Southern Annular Mode to tidal forcing and the bi-decadal rainfall cycle over subtropical southern Africa(Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 2014)- Johan Malherbe et al.
The 18.6-year nodal tidal cycle and the bi-decadal precipitation oscillation over the plains to the east of subtropical Andes, South America(International Journal of Climatology, 2014)- Eduardo Andres Agosta
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On the reality of a sun-weather effect (solar magnetic structure effect on vorticity)(Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Volume 33, pp. 1113-1116, June 1976)- John M. Wilcox et al.
Variations in the Earth's Orbit: Pacemaker of the Ice Ages(Science, Volume 194, Number 4270, pp. 1121-1132, December 1976)- J. D. Hays, John Imbrie, N. J. Shackleton
Climate and the changing sun(Climatic Change, Volume 1, Number 2, pp. 173-190, June 1977)- John A. Eddy
Distribution of solar cycle signal in surface air temperature over North America(Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, Volume 84, Issue C2, pp. 753-761, February 1979)- Robert G. Currie
Variations in sunspot structure and climate(Climatic Change, Volume 2, Number 1, pp. 79-92, March 1979)- Douglas V. Hoyt
Interplanetary Magnetic Field Polarity and the Size of Low-Pressure Troughs Near 180°W Longitude(Science, Volume 204, Number 4388, pp. 60-62, April 1979)- John M. Wilcox et al.
Intensity of tropospheric circulation associated with solar magnetic sector boundary transits(Journal of Atmospheric and Terrestrial Physics, Volume 41, Issue 6, pp. 657-659, June 1979)- John M. Wilcox et al.
Swinging sun, 79'year cycle, and climatic change (PDF)(Journal of Interdisiplinary Cycle Research, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp. 3-19, 1981)- Theodor Landscheidt
The solar constant and climate(Solar Physics, Volume 89, Issue 1, pp. 215-222, November 1983)- K. Y. Kondratyev, G. A. Nikolsky
Terrestrial, Solar and Galactic Origin of the Earth's Geophysical Variables (PDF)(Geografiska Annaler: Series A, Physical Geography, Volume 66, Number 1/2, pp. 1-9, 1984)- Nils-Axel Morner
Sunspots, the QBO, and the stratospheric temperature in the north polar region(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 14, Number 5, pp. 535-537, May 1987)- Karin Labitzke
Influence of solar variability on global sea surface temperatures(Nature, Volume 329, Number 6135, pp. 142-143, September 1987)- George C. Reid
Solar rotation, impulses of the torque in the Sun's motion, and climatic variation(Climatic Change, Volume 12, Number 3, pp. 265-295, June 1988)- Theodor Landscheidt
A generalized theory of sun-climate/weather link and climatic change (PDF)(Il Nuovo Cimento C, Volume 12, Number 5, pp. 597-611, September 1989)- Ernest C. Njau
Evidence for long-term brightness changes of solar-type stars(Nature, Volume 348, Number 6301, pp. 520-523, December 1990)- Sallie Baliunas, Robert Jastrow
Sun-controlled spatial and time-dependent cycles in the climatic/weather system(Il Nuovo Cimento C, Volume 15, Number 1, pp. 17-23, January 1991)- Ernest C. Njau
Solar total irradiance variation and the global sea surface temperature record(Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume 96, Number D2, pp. 2835-2844, February 1991)- George C. Reid
Length of the Solar Cycle: An Indicator of Solar Activity Closely Associated with Climate (PDF)(Science, Volume 254, Number 5032, pp. 698-700, November 1991)- Eigil Friis-Christensen, K. Lassen
A possible long-term solar impact on air temperature in relation to solar motion(Studia Geophysica et Geodaetica, Volume 36, Issue 4, pp. 338-348, December 1992)- Ivanka Charvatova, Jaroslav Strestik
Rome rainfall and sunspot numbers(Journal of Atmospheric and Terrestrial Physics, Volume 55, Issue 2, pp. 155-164, February 1993)- R. G. Thomas
Relationships between relative sunspot numbers and air temperature(Meteorologische Zeitschrift. Volume 2, Number 3, pp. 121-126, June 1993)- Werner Mende, Rita Stellmacher
A discussion of plausible solar irradiance variations, 1700-1992 (PDF)(Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume 98, Number A11, pp. 18,895-18,906, November 1993)- Douglas V. Hoyt, Kenneth H. Schatten
Evidence on the climate impact of solar variations(Energy, Volume 18, Issue 12, pp. 1285-1295, December 1993)- Sallie Baliunas, Robert Jastrow
Solar activity variations and global temperature(Energy, Volume 18, Issue 12, pp. 1273-1284, December 1993)- Eigil Friis-Christensen
Solar history and human affairs (PDF)(Human Ecology, Volume 22, Number 1, pp. 23-35, march 1994)- John A. Eddy
Maximum and minimum temperatures at armagh observatory, 1844-1992, and the length of the sunspot cycle (PDF)(Solar Physics, Volume 152, Number 1, pp. 35-42, June 1994)- C. J. Butler
The link between the solar dynamo and climate - The evidence from a long mean air temperature series from Northern Ireland(Irish Astronomical Journal, Volume 21, Number 3-4, pp. 251-254, September 1994)- C. J. Butler, D. J. Johnston
Long-term changes of the surface air temperature in relation to solar inertial motion(Climatic Change, Volume 29, Issue 3, pp. 333-352, March 1995)- Ivanka Charvatova, Jaroslav Strestik
Variability of the solar cycle length during the past five centuries and the apparent association with terrestrial climate(Journal of Atmospheric and Terrestrial Physics, Volume 57, Issue 8, pp. 835-845, July 1995)- K. Lassen, Eigil Friis-Christensen
On solar forcing of Holocene climate: evidence from Scandinavia(The Holocene, Volume 6, Number 3, pp. 359-365, 1996)- Wibjorn Karlen, Johan Kuylenstierna
Time-Delayed Response of the Solar Total Irradiance Variation to Long-Term Solar Magnetic Cycle Amplitude Modulation as Inferred by Sunspot Relative Number and Isotope Data of 10Be in the Greenland Ice Core and Land Air Temperature Variation of the Earth(Proceedings of the Japan Academy, Series B, Volume 72, Number 10, pp. 197-201, 1996)- Hirokazu Yoshimura
Comparison of proxy records of climate change and solar forcing(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 23, Number 4, pp. 359-362, February 1996)- Thomas J. Crowley et al.
Solar variability and ring widths in fossil trees(Il Nuovo Cimento C, Volume 19, Number 4, July 1996)- S. Cecchini et al.
A provisional long mean air temperature series for Armagh observatory (PDF)(Journal of Atmospheric and Terrestrial Physics, Volume 58, Issue 15, pp. 1657-1672, November 1996)- C. J. Butler, D. J. Johnston
Inference of Solar Irradiance Variability from Terrestrial Temperature Changes, 1880--1993: an Astrophysical Application of the Sun-Climate Connection(The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 472, pp. 891-902, December 1996)- Willie H. Soon, Eric S. Posmentier, Sallie L. Baliunas
Decadal Components of the Solar Total Irradiance and Terrestrial Climatic Variations as Seen in the Land Air Temperature Anomaly and Lake Victoria Water Level Changes(Proceedings of the Japan Academy, Series B, Volume 73, Number 7, pp. 120-125, 1997)- Hirokazu Yoshimura
Solar-terrestrial and climatic phenomena in relation to solar inertial motion(Surveys in Geophysics, Volume 18, Issue 2-3, pp. 131-146, May 1997)- I. Charvatova
The signal of the 11-year sunspot cycle in the upper troposphere-lower stratosphere(Space Science Reviews, Volume 80, Issue 3-4, pp. 393-410, May 1997)- K. Labitzke, H. van Loon
Existence and possible causes of some large-scale changes in temperature patterns(Renewable Energy, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp. 401-408, August 1997)- Ernest C. Njau
What do we really know about the Sun-climate connection?(Advances in Space Research, Volume 20, Issue 4-5, pp. 913-921, September 1997)- Eigil Friis-Christensen, Henrik Svensmark
Solar Forcing of Global Climate Change Since The Mid-17th Century(Climatic Change, Volume 37, Number 2, pp. 391-405, October 1997)- George C. Reid
Solar variability and climate change: Geomagnetic aa index and global surface temperature(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 25, Number 7, pp. 1035-1038, January 1998)- E. W. Cliver et al.
Role of Time-Delay Concept in Understanding Mechanism of Total Solar Irradiance Variation and its Effect on the Climate of the Earth(Solar Physics, Volume 177, Issue 1-2, pp. 329-342, January 1998)- Hirokazu Yoshimura
Amplitude-modulating periodicities in global and regional heat/temperature variations(Renewable Energy, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp. 295-303, March 1998)- Ernest C. Njau
A statistical study of the relationship between the solar cycle length and tree-ring index values(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 60, Issue 18, pp. 1711-1718, December 1998)- Keqian Zhou, C. J. Butler
Orbital Controls on the El Nino/Southern Oscillation and the Tropical Climate(Paleoceanography, Volume 14, Number 4, pp. 441-456, 1999)- A. C. Clement et al.
Palaeoenvironmental evidence for solar forcing of Holocene climate: linkages to solar science(Progress in Physical Geography, Volume 23, Number 2, pp. 181-204, 1999)- Frank M. Chambers et al.
Solar variability and its implications for the human environment(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 61, Issues 1-2, pp. 3-14, January 1999)- George C. Reid
Solar Cycle Variability, Ozone, and Climate(Science, Volume 284, Number 5412, pp. 305-308, April 1999)- Drew Shindell et al.
A doubling of the Sun's coronal magnetic field during the past 100 years(Nature, Volume 399, Number 6735, pp. 437-439, June 1999)- Mike Lockwood et al.
Possible geomagnetic activity effects on weather(Annales Geophysicae, Volume 17, Number 7, pp. 925-932, July 1999)- J. Bochnicek et al.
Some new relationships between temperature variations and sunspot cycles'--1. Long-period variations(Renewable Energy, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp. 25-33, September 1999)- Ernest C. Njau
Some causes of rapid changes in temperature patterns(Renewable Energy, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp. 157-166, October 1999)- Ernest C. Njau
Connection between the Solar Cycle and the QBO: The Missing Link (PDF)(Journal of Climate, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp. 328-338, January 2000)- Murry Salby, Patrick Callaghan
Variations of solar coronal hole area and terrestrial lower tropospheric air temperature from 1979 to mid-1998: astronomical forcings of change in earth's climate?(New Astronomy, Volume 4, Issue 8, pp. 563-579, January 2000)- Willie H. Soon, Sallie L Baliunas, Eric S. Posmentier, P. Okeke
Climate hypersensitivity to solar forcing? (PDF)(Annales Geophysicae, Volume 18, Number 5, pp. 583-588, May 2000)- Willie H. Soon, Eric S. Posmentier, Sallie L Baliunas
Sun-Weather/Climate Relationships: A Review (Part I) (PDF)(Proceedings of the Indian National Science Academy A, Volume 66, Number 3/4, pp. 415-441, May & July 2000)- Ernest C. Njau
Sun-Weather/Climate Relationships: A Review (Part II) (PDF)(Proceedings of the Indian National Science Academy A, Volume 66, Number 5, pp. 451-466, September 2000)- Ernest C. Njau
Geophysical, archaeological, and historical evidence support a solar-output model for climate change(Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Volume 97, Number 23, pp. 12433-12438, November 2000)- Charles A. Perry, Kenneth J. Hsu
Solar Variability and the Earth's Climate: Introduction and Overview(Space Science Reviews, Volume 94, Issue 1-2, pp. 1-11, November 2000)- George C. Reid
A verification of UK gale forecasts by the 'solar weather technique': October 1995-September 1997(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 63, Issue 1, pp. 29-34, January 2001)- Dennis Wheeler
The Sun-Earth Connection in Time Scales from Years to Decades and Centuries(Space Science Reviews, Volume 95, Issue 1-2, pp. 625-637, January 2001)- T. I. Pulkkinen, H. Nevanlinna, P. J. Pulkkinen, M. Lockwood
Strong coherence between solar variability and the monsoon in Oman between 9 and 6 kyr ago (PDF)(Nature, Volume 411, Number 6835, pp. 290-293, May 2001)- U. Neff et al.
The cause-and-effect relationship of solar cycle length and the Northern Hemisphere air surface temperature(Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume 106, Number A8, pp. 15635-15642, August 2001)- Richard Reichel, Peter Thejll, Knud Lassen
Global Temperature Forced by Solar Irradiation and Greenhouse Gases?(Ambio, Volume 30, Number 6, pp. 349-350, September 2001)- Wibjorn Karlen
Persistent Solar Influence on North Atlantic Climate During the Holocene(Science, Volume 294, Number 5549, pp. 2130-2136, December 2001)- Gerard Bond et al.
Long-term variations and interrelations of ENSO, NAO and solar activity(Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Volume 27, Issue 6-8, pp. 441-448, 2002)- B. Kirov, K. Georgieva
Manifestation of the Long-Term Variations in Solar Activity and Their Relation to the ~210-Year Solar Cycle(Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, Volume 42, Number 2, pp. 137-144, 2002)- S. S. Vasiliev, V. A. Dergachev, O. M. Raspopov
Evidence of Solar Variation in Tree-Ring-Based Climate Reconstructions(Solar Physics, Volume 205, Number 2, pp. 403-417, February 2002)- M. G. Ogurtsov et al.
Evidence for solar forcing on the Indian monsoon during the last millennium(Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Volume 198, Issues 3-4, pp. 521-527, May 2002)- Rajesh Agnihotri, Koushik Dutta, Ravi Bhushan, B. L. K. Somayajulu
Solar correlates of Southern Hemisphere mid-latitude climate variability(International Journal of Climatology, Volume 22, Issue 8, pp. 901-915, May 2002)- Ronald E. Thresher
Variations in solar magnetic activity during the last 200 000 years: is there a Sun-climate connection?(Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Volume 199, Issue 3-4, pp. 459-472, June 2002)- Mukul Sharma
Climate sensitivity of the Earth to solar irradiance (PDF)(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 29, Number 16, pp. 33-1, August 2002)- David H. Douglass, B. David Clader
Will We Face Global Warming in the Nearest Future?(Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, Volume 43, pp. 124-127, August 2002)- V. S. Bashkirtsev, G. P. Mashnich
Long-Period Cycles of the Sun's Activity Recorded in Direct Solar Data and Proxies(Solar Physics, Volume 211, Issue 1-2, December 2002)- M. G. Ogurtsov et al.
Solar influence on the spatial structure of the NAO during the winter 1900-1999(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 30, Number 4, pp. 24-1, February 2003)- Kunihiko Kodera
Solar Flare Intermittency and the Earth's Temperature Anomalies (PDF)(Physical Review Letters, Volume 90, Number 24, June 2003)- Nicola Scafetta, Bruce J. West
Cyclic Variation and Solar Forcing of Holocene Climate in the Alaskan Subarctic (PDF)(Science, Volume 301, Number 5641, pp. 1890-1893, September 2003)- Feng Sheng Hu et al.
Millennium Scale Sunspot Reconstruction: Evidence For an Unusually Active Sun Since the 1940's (PDF)(Physical Review Letters, Volume 91, Issue 21, November 2003)- Ilya G. Usoskin et al.
Solar turbulence in earth's global and regional temperature anomalies (PDF)(Physical Review E, Volume 69, Number 2, February 2004)- Nicola Scafetta et al.
Periodicities between 6 and 16 years in surface air temperature in possible relation to solar inertial motion(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 66, Issues 3-4, pp. 219-227, February-March 2004)- Ivanka Charvatova, Jaroslav Strestik
Geomagnetic activity forcing of the Northern Annular Mode via the stratosphere (PDF)(Annales Geophysicae, Volume 22, Issue 3, pp. 725-731, March 2004)- D. R. Palamara, E. A. Bryant
Temperature response of Earth to the annual solar irradiance cycle (PDF)(Physics Letters A, Volume 323, Issues 3-4, pp. 315-322, March 2004)- David H. Douglass, Eric G. Blackman, Robert S. Knox
Century-scale solar variability and Alaskan temperature change over the past millennium(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 31, Number 15, August 2004)- Gregory C. Wiles et al.
Solar Cycle Signal in Geomagnetic Activity and Climate(Solar Physics, Volume 224, Issue 1-2, pp. 465-471, October 2004)- Dmitri I. Ponyavin
Eleven-year solar cycle signal throughout the lower atmosphere (PDF)(Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume 109, Issue D21, November 2004)- K. Coughlin, K. K. Tung
Late Holocene sedimentary response to solar and cosmic ray activity influenced climate variability in the NE Pacific (PDF)(Sedimentary Geology, Volume 172, Issues 1-2, pp. 67-84, November 2004)- R. Timothy Patterson et al.
A decadal solar effect in the tropics in July-August (PDF)(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 66, Issue 18, pp. 1767-1778, December 2004)- Harry van Loona et al.
Variation of spring climate in lower'middle Yangtse River Valley and its relation with solar'cycle length(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 21, Number 24, pp. 2693-2696, December 2004)- Sultan Hameed, Gaofa Gong
Cyclone regeneration in the North Atlantic intensified by energetic solar proton events(Advances in Space Research, Volume 35, Issue 3, pp. 470-475, 2005)- S. Veretenenko, P. Thejll
Long-term variations in the correlation between solar activity and climate (PDF)(Memorie della Societ Astronomica Italiana, Volume 76, pp. 965-968, 2005)- K. Georgieva, B. Kirov, C. Bianchi
Once again about global warming and solar activity (PDF)(Memorie della Societ Astronomica Italiana, Volume 76, pp. 969-972, 2005)- K. Georgieva, B. Kirov, C. Bianchi
Solar forcing of the polar atmosphere (PDF)(Annals of Glaciology, Volume 41, Issue 1, pp. 147-154, 2005)- Andrew Mayewski et al.
Linkages Between Solar Activity and Climatic Responses(Energy & Environment, Volume 16, Number 2, pp. 239-254, March 2005)- William J. R. Alexander et al.
Celestial Climate Driver: A Perspective from Four Billion Years of the Carbon Cycle (PDF)(Geoscience Canada, Volume 32, Number 1, March 2005)- Jan Veizer
Do Satellites Detect Trends in Surface Solar Radiation?(Science, Volume 308, Issue 5723, pp. 850-854, May 2005)- R. T. Pinker et al.
The influence of the 11 yr solar cycle on the interannual-centennial climate variability(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 67, Issues 8-9, pp. 793-805, May-June 2005)- Hengyi Weng
A new pathway for communicating the 11-year solar cycle signal to the QBO(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 32, Number 18, September 2005)- Eugene C. Cordero, Terrence R. Nathan
Estimated solar contribution to the global surface warming using the ACRIM TSI satellite composite (PDF)(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 32, Number 18, September 2005)- Nicola Scafetta, Bruce J. West
* Reply to comment by J. L. Lean on "Estimated solar contribution to the global surface warming using the ACRIM TSI satellite composite" (PDF)(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 33, Number 15, August 2006)- Nicola Scafetta, Bruce J. West
Solar Forcing of Climate. 1: Solar Variability(Space Science Reviews, Volume 120, Issue 3-4, pp. 197-241, October 2005)- C. De Jager
Solar Forcing of Climate. 2: Evidence from the Past(Space Science Reviews, Volume 120, Issue 3-4, pp. 243-286, October 2005)- Gerard J. M. Versteegh
Regional sun-climate interaction(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 67, Issue 16, pp. 1573-1579, November 2005)- A. Kilcik
A mechanism for sun-climate connection (PDF)(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 32, Number 23, December 2005)- Sultan Hameed, Jae N. Lee
Possible mechanisms for the influence of heliogeophysical activity on the biosphere and the weather(Journal of Optical Technology, Volume 73, Issue 4, pp. 281-285, 2006)- S. V. Avakyan, N. A. Voronin
80-120 yr Long-term solar induced effects on the earth, past and predictions(Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Volume 31, Issues 1-3, pp. 113-122, 2006)- Shahinaz Moustafa Yousef
Short and longer-term planetary effects on Sun and Earth (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 17, Number 1, pp. 63-73, January 2006)- Kenneth W. Dickman
Solar cycles 24 and 25 and predicted climate response (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 17, Number 1, pp. 29-35, January 2006)- David C. Archibald
Phenomenological solar contribution to the 1900-2000 global surface warming (PDF)(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 33, Number 5, March 2006)- Nicola Scafetta, Bruce J. West
Solar Activity and Global Warming Revisited (PDF)(Sun and Geosphere, Volume 1, Number 1, pp. 12-16, March 2006)- K. Georgieva, B. Kirov
Sunspots, the QBO and the stratosphere in the North Polar Region - 20 years later(Meteorologische Zeitschrift, Volume 15, Number 3, pp. 355-363, June 2006)- Karin Labitzke et al.
Coherence between solar activity and the East Asian winter monsoon variability in the past 8000 years from Yangtze River-derived mud in the East China Sea (PDF)(Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Volume 237, Issues 2-4, pp. 293-304, August 2006)- Muhong Chen et al.
Phenomenological solar signature in 400 years of reconstructed Northern Hemisphere temperature record (PDF)(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 33, Number 17, September 2006)- Nicola Scafetta, Bruce J. West
Imprint of Galactic dynamics on Earth's climate(Astronomical Notes, Volume 327, Issue 9, pp. 866-870, October 2006)- Henrik Svensmark
Evidence of the solar cycle in the tropical troposphere(Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume 111, Issue D21, November 2006)- Murry Salby, Patrick Callaghan
Is solar variability reflected in the Nile River?(Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume 111, Issue D21, November 2006)- Alexander Ruzmaikin, Joan Feynman, Yuk L. Yung
In defense of Milankovitch (PDF)(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 33, Number 24, December 2006)- Gerard Roe
Solar Variability Over the Past Several Millennia (PDF)(Space Science Reviews, Volume 125, Issue 1-4, pp. 67-79, December 2006)- J. Beer et al.
Regional tropospheric responses to long-term solar activity variations(Advances in Space Research, Volume 40, Issue 7, pp. 1167-1172, 2007)- O. M. Raspopov et al.
Rhodes Fairbridge and the idea that the solar system regulates the Earth's climate (PDF)(Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue 50, pp. 955-968, 2007)- Richard Mackey
Sunspots, the QBO, and the Stratosphere in the North Polar Region: An Update(Advances in Global Change Research, Volume 33, pp. 347-357, 2007)- Karin Labitzke et al.
Solar and climate signal records in tree ring width from Chile (AD 1587-1994)(Planetary and Space Science, Volume 55, Issues 1-2, pp. 158-164, January 2007)- Nivaor Rodolfo Rigozoa et al.
Role of solar activity in formation of the anomalous El Nino current(Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, Volume 47, Number 1, pp. 94-100, February 2007)- V. Ya. Vovk, L. V. Egorova
Has solar variability caused climate change that affected human culture?(Advances in Space Research, Volume 40, Issue 7, pp. 1173-1180, March 2007)- Joan Feynmana
The 60-year solar modulation of global air temperature: the Earth's rotation and atmospheric circulation connection(Theoretical and Applied Climatology, Volume 88, Issue 3-4, March 2007)- Adriano Mazzarella
Suggestive correlations between the brightness of Neptune, solar variability, and Earth's temperature (PDF)(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 34, Number 8, April 2007)- H. B. Hammel, G. W. Lockwood
The Influence of the Solar Cycle and QBO on the Late-Winter Stratospheric Polar Vortex(Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Volume 64, Issue 4, pp. 1267-1283, April 2007)- Charles D. Camp, Ka-Kit Tung
Linkages between solar activity, climate predictability and water resource development (PDF)(Journal of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering, Volume 49, Number 2, pp. 32-44, June 2007)- William J. R. Alexander et al.
Surface warming by the solar cycle as revealed by the composite mean difference projection (PDF)(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 34, Number 14, July 2007)- Charles D. Camp, Ka Kit Tung
Climate cyclicity in late Holocene anoxic marine sediments from the Seymour-Belize Inlet Complex (PDF)(Marine Geology, Volume 242, Issues 1-3, pp. 123-140, August 2007)- R. Timothy Patterson et al.
Shortwave forcing of the Earth's climate: Modern and historical variations in the Sun's irradiance and the Earth's reflectance (PDF)(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 69, Issue 13, pp. 1556-1568, September 2007)- P. R. Goode, E. Palle
Phenomenological reconstructions of the solar signature in the Northern Hemisphere surface temperature records since 1600 (PDF)(Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume 112, Issue D24, November 2007)- Nicola Scafetta, Bruce J. West
A History of Solar Activity over Millennia (PDF)(Living Reviews of Solar Physics, Volume 5, 2008)- Ilya G. Usoskin
Temperature variations at Lake Qinghai on decadal scales and the possible relation to solar activities(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 70, Issue 1, pp. 138-144, January 2008)- Hai Xu, Xiaoyan Liu, Zhaohua Hou
Sun-Climate Complexity Linking (PDF)(Physical Review Letters, Volume 100, Issue 8, February 2008)- Bruce J. West, P. Grigolini
The influence of the de Vries (not, vert, similar 200-year) solar cycle on climate variations: Results from the Central Asian Mountains and their global link (PDF)(Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Volume 259, Issue 1, pp. 6-16, March 2008)- O. M. Raspopov et al.
View of Climate Changes Based on the Wavelet Analysis of Solar Intensity(Latvian Journal of Physics and Technical Sciences, Volume 45, Issue 1, pp. 3-11, March 2008)- J. Barkans, D. Zalostiba
Impact of variations in solar activity on hydrological decadal patterns in northern Italy(Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume 113, Issue D12, June 2008)- D. Zanchettin et al.
Evidence for a solar signature in 20th-century temperature data from the USA and Europe (PDF)(Comptes Rendus Geosciences, Volume 340, Issue 7, pp. 421-430, July 2008)- Jean-Louis Le Mouel et al.
Solar Forcing of Changes in Atmospheric Circulation, Earth's Rotation and Climate (PDF)(The Open Atmospheric Science Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp. 181-184, August 2008)- Adriano Mazzarella
Solar proton events and evolution of cyclones in the North Atlantic(Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, Volume 48, Issue 4, pp. 518-528, August 2008)- S. V. Veretenenko, P. Tejll
Solar activity and its influence on climate (PDF)(Netherlands Journal of Geosciences, Volume 87, Issue 3, pp. 207-213, September 2008)- C. de Jager
Non-linear alignment of El Nino to the 11-yr solar cycle(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 35, Number 19, October 2008)- Warren B. White, Zhengyu Liu
Solar Forcing of the Stream Flow of a Continental Scale South American River (PDF)(Physical Review Letters, Volume 101, Issue 16, October 2008)- Pablo J. D. Mauas et. al.
Using the oceans as a calorimeter to quantify the solar radiative forcing (PDF)(Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume 113, Issue A11, November 2008)- Nir J. Shaviv
Solar Cycle 24: Expectations and Implications (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 20, Number 1-2, pp. 1-10, January 2009)- David C. Archibald
Can We Predict the Next Indian Mega-Famine?(Energy & Environment, Volume 20, Number 1-2, pp. 11-24, January 2009)- Ian R. G. Wilson
The Sun's Role in Regulating the Earth's Climate Dynamics(Energy & Environment, Volume 20, Number 1-2, pp. 25-73, January 2009)- Richard Mackey
Earth's Radiative Equilibrium in the Solar Irradiance (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 20, Number 1-2, pp. 85-95, January 2009)- Martin Hertzberg
Sun-Climate Linkage Now Confirmed (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 20, Number 1-2, pp. 123-130, January 2009)- Adriano Mazzarella
Understanding Solar Behaviour and its Influence on Climate(Energy & Environment, Volume 20, Number 1-2, pp. 145-159, January 2009)- Timo Niroma
Episodes of relative global warming (PDF)(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 71, Issue 2, pp. 194-198, February 2009)- C. de Jager, S. Duhau
Orbital forcing and role of the latitudinal insolation/temperature gradient(Climate Dynamics, Volume 32, Issue 2-3, pp. 143-165, February 2009)- Basil A. S. Davis, Simon Brewer
ACRIM-gap and TSI trend issue resolved using a surface magnetic flux TSI proxy model (PDF)(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 36, Number 5, March 2009)- Nicola Scafetta, Richard C. Willson
* Supporting material document for: ACRIM-gap and TSI trend issue resolved using a surface magnetic flux TSI proxy model (PDF)(Supplement, 2009)- Nicola Scafetta, Richard C. Willson
ARIMA representation for daily solar irradiance and surface air temperature time series (PDF)(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 71, Issues 8-9, pp. 841-847, June 2009)- Olavi Karner
Phase-coherent oscillatory modes in solar and geomagnetic activity and climate variability(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 71, Issues 8-9, pp. 923-930, June 2009)- Milan Palus, Dagmar Novotna
Evidence for solar forcing in variability of temperatures and pressures in Europe(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 71, Issue 12, pp. 1309-1321, August 2009)- Jean-Louis Le Mouel et al.
Evidence for Obliquity Forcing of Glacial Termination II(Science, Volume 325, Issue 5947, pp. 1527-1531, September 2009)- R. N. Drysdale et al.
Possible orographic and solar controls of Late Holocene centennial-scale moisture oscillations in the northeastern Tibetan Plateau (PDF)(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 36, Number 21, November 2009)- Cheng Zhao et al.
Comets and climate(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 71, Issues 17-18, pp. 1766-1770, December 2009)- Antonio Zecca, Luca Chiari
Empirical analysis of the solar contribution to global mean air surface temperature change (PDF)(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 71, Issues 17-18, pp. 1916-1923, December 2009)- Nicola Scafetta
Long-term solar activity as a controlling factor for global warming in the 20th century(Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, Volume 49, Number 8, pp. 1271-1274, December 2009)- V. A. Dergachev, O. M. Raspopov
Quasisecular cyclicity in the climate of the Earth's Northern Hemisphere and its possible relation to solar activity variations(Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, Volume 49, Number 7, pp. 1056-1062, December 2009)- M. G. Ogurtsov et al.
A solar pattern in the longest temperature series from three stations in Europe(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 72, Issue 1, pp. 62-76, January 2010)- Jean-Louis Le Mouel, Vladimir Kossobokov, Vincent Courtillot
Evolution of seasonal temperature disturbances and solar forcing in the US North Pacific(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 72, Issue 1, pp. 83-89, January 2010)- Vincent Courtillot, Jean-Louis Le Mouel, E. Blanter, M. Shnirman
Possible manifestation of nonlinear effects when solar activity affects climate changes(Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, Volume 50, Number 1, pp. 15-20, February 2010)- M. G. Ogurtsov et al.
Solar activity and climatic variability in the time interval from 10 to 250 Ma ago(Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, Volume 50, Number 2, pp. 141-152, April 2010)- O. M. Raspopov et al.
A statistically significant signature of multi-decadal solar activity changes in atmospheric temperatures at three European stations(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 72, Issues 7-8, pp. 595-606, May 2010)- Vladimir Kossobokov, Jean-Louis Le Mouel and Vincent Courtillot
Difference in the air temperatures between the years of solar activity maximum and minimum and its mechanism(Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, Volume 50, Number 3, pp. 375-382, June 2010)- A. I. Laptukhov, V. A. Laptukhov
Solar Minima, Earth's rotation and Little Ice Ages in the past and in the future: The North Atlantic-European case(Global and Planetary Change, Volume 72, Issue 4, pp. 282-293, July 2010)- Nils-Axel Morner
Quantifying and specifying the solar influence on terrestrial surface temperature (PDF)(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 72, Issue 13, pp. 926-937, August 2010)- C. de Jager, S. Duhau, B. van Geel
Empirical evidence for a celestial origin of the climate oscillations and its implications (PDF)(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 72, Issue 13, pp. 951-970, August 2010)- Nicola Scafetta
* Comment on "The influence of planetary attractions on the solar tachocline" by Callebaut, de Jager and Duhau (PDF)(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 102, pp. 368''371, September 2013)- Nicola Scafetta et al.
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Solar forcing of the semi-annual variation of length-of-day(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 37, Number 15, August 2010)- Jean-Louis Le Mouel et al.
The Influence of the Atmospheric Transmission for the Solar Radiation and Earth's Surface Radiation on the Earth's Climate (PDF)(Journal of Geographic Information System, Volume 2, Number 4, pp. 194-200, October 2010)- Habibullo I. Abdussamatov, Alexander I. Bogoyavlenskii, Sergey I. Khankov, Yevgeniy V. Lapovok
Dynamical Response of the Tropical Pacific Ocean to Solar Forcing During the Early Holocene(Science, Volume 330, Number 6009, pp. 1378-1381, December 2010)- Thomas M. Marchitto et al.
Latitude dependency of solar flare index-temperature relation occuring over middle and high latitudes of Atlantic-Eurasian region(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 72, Issue 18, pp. 1379-1386, December 2010)- A. Kilcik et al.
Solar Activity and Svalbard Temperatures(Advances in Meteorology, Volume 2011, pp. 1-8, 2011)- Jan-Erik Solheim, Kjell Stordahl, Ole Humlum3
Natural climatic oscillations driven by solar activity(Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, Volume 51, Number 1, pp. 131-138, February 2011)- A. A. Gusev
Variations in tree ring stable isotope records from northern Finland and their possible connection to solar activity(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 73, Issues 2-3, pp. 383-387, February 2011)- Maxim Ogurtsov
Variations in climate parameters at time intervals from hundreds to tens of millions of years in the past and its relation to solar activity(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 73, Issues 2-3, pp. 388-399, February 2011)- O. M. Raspopov et. al.
A new approach to the long-term reconstruction of the solar irradiance leads to large historical solar forcing (PDF)(Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 529, A67, April 2011)- A. I. Shapiro et al.
Possible impact of interplanetary and interstellar dust fluxes on the Earth's climate(Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, Volume 51, Number 2, pp. 275-283, April 2011)- M. G. Ogurtsov, O. M. Raspopov
A unified approach to orbital, solar, and lunar forcing based on the Earth's latitudinal insolation/temperature gradient(Quaternary Science Reviews, Volume 30, Issues 15''16, pp. 1861-1874, July 2011)- Basil A. S. Davis, Simon Brewer
Climate patterns in north central China during the last 1800 yr and their possible driving force (PDF)(Climate of the Past, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp. 685-692, July 2011)- L. Tan et al.
Sun-earth relationship inferred by tree growth rings in conifers from Severiano De Almeida, Southern Brazil(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 73, Issues 11-12, pp. 1587-1593, July 2011)- A. Prestes et al.
Evidence of solar signals in tree rings of Smith fir from Sygera Mountain in southeast Tibet (PDF)(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 73, Issue 13, pp. 1959-1966, August 2011)- Xiaochun Wang, Qi-Bin Zhang
Solar-geomagnetic activity influence on Earth's climate(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 73, Issue 13, pp. 1607-1615, August 2011)- S. Mufti, G.N. Shah
Temporal derivative of Total Solar Irradiance and anomalous Indian summer monsoon: An empirical evidence for a Sun-climate connection(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 73, Issue 13, pp. 1980-1987, August 2011)- Rajesh Agnihotri, Koushik Dutta, Willie Soon
Variation in surface air temperature of China during the 20th century(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 73, Issue 16, pp. 2331-2344, October 2011)- Willie Soon, Koushik Dutta, David R. Legates, Victor Velasco, WeiJia Zhang
Solar Activity and Svalbard Temperatures (PDF)(Advances in Meteorology, Volume 2011, pp. 1-8, December 2011)- Jan-Erik Solheim et al.
The Paci¬c sea surface temperature (PDF)(Physics Letters A, Volume 376, Issue 2, pp. 128-135, December 2011)- David H. Douglass
A shared frequency set between the historical mid-latitude aurora records and the global surface temperature (PDF)(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 74, pp. 145-163, January 2012)- Nicola Scafetta
Evidences for a quasi 60-year North Atlantic Oscillation since 1700 and its meaning for global climate change (PDF)(Theoretical and Applied Climatology, Volume 107, Issue 3-4, pp. 599-609, February 2012)- Adriano Mazzarella, Nicola Scafetta
Hydroclimate of the northeastern United States is highly sensitive to solar forcing (PDF)(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 39, February 2012)- Jonathan E. Nichols, Yongsong Huang
Bicentennial Decrease of the Total Solar Irradiance Leads to Unbalanced Thermal Budget of the Earth and the Little Ice Age(Applied Physics Research, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp. 178-184, February 2012)- Habibullo I. Abdussamatov
High-resolution sea surface reconstructions off Cape Hatteras over the last 10 ka(Paleoceanography, Volume 27, Issue 1, March 2012)- Caroline Cleroux et al.
Variability of rainfall and temperature (1912-2008) parameters measured from Santa Maria (29°41'²S, 53°48'²W) and their connections with ENSO and solar activity(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 77, pp. 152-160, March 2012)- P. H. Rampelotto et al.
Bicentennial decrease of the solar constant leads to the Earth's unbalanced heat budget and deep climate cooling(Kinematics and Physics of Celestial Bodies, Volume 28, Number 2, pp. 62-68, April 2012)- Kh. I. Abdusamatov
Tree ring based precipitation reconstruction in the south slope of the middle Qilian Mountains, northeastern Tibetan Plateau, over the last millennium(Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume 117, Issue D8, April 2012)- Junyan Sun, Yu Liu
Trends in sunspots and North Atlantic sea level pressure(Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume 117, Issue D7, April 2012)- Harry van Loon et al.
Strong evidence for the influence of solar cycles on a Late Miocene lake system revealed by biotic and abiotic proxies(Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Volumes 329-330, pp. 124-136, April 2012)- A. K. Kern
Assessment of the relationship between the combined solar cycle/ENSO forcings and the tropopause temperature(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 80, pp. 21-27, May 2012)- Alfred M. Powell Jr., Jianjun Xu
Testing an Astronomically Based Decadal-Scale Empirical Harmonic Climate Model vs, the IPCC (2007) General Circulation Models (PDF)(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 80, pp. 124-137, May 2012)- Nicola Scafetta
The long sunspot cycle 23 predicts a significant temperature decrease in cycle 24(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 80, pp. 267-284, May 2012)- Jan-Erik Solheim, Kjell Stordahl, Ole Humlum
Multi-scale harmonic model for solar and climate cyclical variation throughout the Holocene based on Jupiter-Saturn tidal frequencies plus the 11-year solar dynamo cycle (PDF)(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 80, pp. 296-311, May 2012)- Nicola Scafetta
Does the Sun work as a nuclear fusion ampli¬er of planetary tidal forcing? A proposal for a physical mechanism based on the mass-luminosity relation (PDF)(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volumes 81-82, pp. 27-40, June 2012)- Nicola Scafetta
Solar Forcing of Climate(Surveys in Geophysics, Volume 33, Issue 3-4, pp. 445-451, July 2012)- C. de Jager
Climatic variables as indicators of solar activity(Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, Volume 52, Issue 7, pp. 931-936, December 2012)- A. S. Balybina, A. A. Karakhanyan
Stratospheric circumpolar vortex as a link between solar activity and circulation of the lower atmosphere(Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, Volume 52, Issue 7, pp. 937-943, December 2012)- S. V. Veretenenko, M. G. Ogurtsov
Impact of the geomagnetic field and solar radiation on climate change(Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, Volume 52, Issue 8, pp. 959-976, December 2012)- V. A. Dergachev, S. S. Vasiliev, O. M. Raspopov, H. Jungner
Is there a planetary influence on solar activity?(Astronomy & Astrophysics, Volume 548, pp. 1-9, December 2012)- J. A. Abreu et al.
Orbital forcing of tree-ring data (PDF)(Nature Climate Change, Volume 2, Number 12, pp. 862-866, December 2012)- Jan Esper et al.
Solar influences on atmospheric circulation(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volumes 90-91, pp. 15-25, December 2012)- K. Georgieva et al.
A Mechanism for Lagged North Atlantic Climate Response to Solar Variability(Geophysical Research Letters, Volume 40, Issue 2, pp. 434-439, January 2013)- Adam A. Scaife et al.
Solar irradiance modulation of Equator-to-Pole (Arctic) temperature gradients: Empirical evidence for climate variation on multi-decadal timescales (PDF)(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, Volume 93, pp. 45-56, February 2013)- Willie Soon, David R. Legates
A possible solar pacemaker for Holocene fluctuations of a salt-marsh in southern Italy(Quaternary International, Volume 288, pp. 239-248, March 2013)- Federico Di Rita
The role of solar activity in global warming(Herald of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Volume 83, Issue 3, pp. 275-285, May 2013)- S. V. Avakyan
Solar Wind, Earth's Rotation and Changes in Terrestrial Climate (PDF)(Physical Review & Research International, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp. 117-136, April-June 2013)- Nils-Axel Morner
Solar and Planetary Oscillation Control on Climate Change: Hind-Cast, Forecast and a Comparison with the CMIP5 GCMS (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 24, Number 3-4, pp. 455-496, June 2013)- Nicola Scafetta
Grand Minimum of the Total Solar Irradiance Leads to the Little Ice Age (PDF)(Journal of Geology & Geosciences, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp. 1-10, July 2013)- Habibullo I. Abdussamatov
Climate change and decadal to centennial-scale periodicities recorded in a late Holocene NE Pacific marine record: Examining the role of solar forcing(Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, Volume 386, pp. 669-689, September 2013)- J. M. Galloway, A. Wigston, R. T. Patterson, G. T. Swindles, E. Reinhardt, H. M. Roe
Influence of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, El Ni±o-Southern Oscillation and solar forcing on climate and primary productivity changes in the northeast Pacific(Quaternary International, Volume 310, pp. 124-139, October 2013)- R. Timothy Patterson et al.
Phase-locked states and abrupt shifts in Paci¬c climate indices (PDF)(Physics Letters A, Volume 377, Issue 28-30, pp. 1749-1755, October 2013)- David H. Douglass
Terrestrial ground temperature variations in relation to solar magnetic variability, including the present Schwabe cycle(Natural Science, Volume 5, Number 10, pp. 1112-1120, October 2013)- C. de Jager, H. Nieuwenhuijzen
Discussion on climate oscillations: CMIP5 general circulation models versus a semi-empirical harmonic model based on astronomical cycles (PDF)(Earth-Science Reviews, Volume 126, pp. 321-357, November 2013)- Nicola Scafetta
New evidence of solar variation in temperature proxies from Northern Fennoscandia(Advances in Space Research, Volume 52, Issue 9, pp. 1647-1654, November 2013)- M. Ogurtsov et al.
Clouds blown by the solar wind(Environmental Research Letters, Volume 8, Number 4, December 2013)- M. Voiculescu, I. Usoskin, S. Condurache-Bota
Deep solar activity minima, sharp climate changes, and their impact on ancient civilizations(Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, Volume 53, Issue 8, pp. 917-921, December 2013)- O. M. Raspopov, V. A. Dergachev, G. I. Zaitseva, M. G. Ogurtsov
Evidence of the solar Gleissberg cycle in the nitrate concentration in polar ice(Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 2014)- M. G. Ogurtsov, M. Oinonen
ACRIM total solar irradiance satellite composite validation versus TSI proxy models(Astrophysics and Space Science, 2014)- Nicola Scafetta, Richard C. Willson
An Inconvenient Truth : a focus on its portrayal of the hydrologic cycle(GeoJournal, Volume 70, Number 1, pp. 15-19, September 2007)- David R. LegatesAn Inconvenient Truth : blurring the lines between science and science fiction(GeoJournal, Volume 70, Number 1, pp. 11-14, September 2007)- Roy W. Spencer
The Case Against Linking Environmental Degradation and National Security(Journal of International Studies, Volume 19, Number 3, pp. 461-476, 1990)- Daniel DeudneyClimate change, social unrest and dynastic transition in ancient China(Chinese Science Bulletin, Volume 50, Number 2, pp. 137-144, January 2005)- Dian Zhang et al.
Climatic Change, Wars and Dynastic Cycles in China Over the Last Millennium(Climatic Change, Volume 76, Issue 3-4, pp. 459-477, June 2006)- David D. Zhang et al.
Climate Change and War Frequency in Eastern China over the Last Millennium(Human Ecology, Volume 35, Number 4, pp. 403-414, August 2007)- David D. Zhang et al.
Climate change, environmental degradation and armed conflict(Political Geography, Volume 26, Issue 6, pp. 674-694, August 2007)- Clionadh Raleigh, Henrik Urdal
Climate change and violent conflict in Europe over the last millennium (PDF)(Climatic Change, Volume 99, Issue 1-2, pp. 65-79, March 2010)- Richard S. J. Tol, Sebastian Wagner
Paleoclimates and the emergence of fortifications in the tropical Pacific islands(Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, Volume 29, Issue 1, pp. 113-124, March 2010)- Julie S. Field, Peter V. Lape
Periodic climate cooling enhanced natural disasters and wars in China during AD 10-1900(Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Volume 277, Number 1701, pp. 3745-3753, July 2010)- Zhibin Zhang et al.
Climate not to blame for African civil wars(Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Volume 107, Number 38, pp. 16477-16482, September 2010)- Halvard Buhaug
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Climate Wars? Assessing the Claim That Drought Breeds Conflict(International Security, Volume 36, Issue 3, pp. 79-106, Winter 2011/2012)- Ole Magnus Theisen, Helge Holtermann, Halvard Buhaug
Climate clashes? Weather variability, land pressure, and organized violence in Kenya, 1989-2004(Journal of Peace Research, Volume 49, Number 1, pp. 81-96, January 2012)- Ole Magnus Theisen
Does climate change drive land-use conflicts in the Sahel?(Journal of Peace Research, Volume 49, Number 1, pp. 97-111, January 2012)- Tor A Benjaminsen et al.
Climate-related natural disasters, economic growth, and armed civil conflict(Journal of Peace Research, Volume 49, Number 1, pp. 147-162, January 2012)- Drago Bergholt, Paivi Lujala
Don't blame the weather! Climate-related natural disasters and civil conflict(Journal of Peace Research, Volume 49, Number 1, pp. 163-176, January 2012)- Rune T Slettebak
Accessing environmental information relating to climate change: a case study under UK freedom of information legislation (PDF)(Environmental Law and Management, Volume 22, Issue 1, pp. 3-12, 2010)- John Abbot, Jennifer MarohasyIf the Science Is Solid, Why Stoop? An Environmental Scientist Parses Climategate (PDF)(Academic Questions, Volume 23, Number 1, pp. 54-56, March 2010)- Stanley W. Trimble
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Britain and the International Panel on climate change: The impacts of scientific advice on global warming part I: Integrated policy analysis and the global dimension(Environmental Politics, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp. 1-18, 1995)- Sonja Boehmer-Christiansen
Britain and the international panel on climate change: The impacts of scientific advice on global warming part II: The domestic story of the British response to climate change(Environmental Politics, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp. 175-19, 1995)- Sonja Boehmer-Christiansen
The IPCC future projections: are they plausible? (PDF)(Climate Research, Volume 10, Number 2, pp. 155-162, August 1998)- Vincent Gray
The UN IPCC's Artful Bias: Summary of Findings: Glaring Omissions, False Confidence and Misleading Statistics in the Summary for Policymakers(Energy & Environment, Volume 13, Number 3, pp. 311-328, July 2002)- Wojick D. E.
The IPCC Emission Scenarios: An Economic-Statistical Critique(Energy & Environment, Volume 14, Number 2-3, pp. 159-185, May 2003)- Ian Castles, David R. Henderson
Economics, Emissions Scenarios and the Work of the IPCC(Energy & Environment, Volume 14, Number 4, pp. 415-435, July 2003)- Ian Castles, David Henderson
The Treatment of Economic Issues by The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(Energy & Environment, Volume 16, Number 2, pp. 321-326, March 2005)- David Henderson
SRES, IPCC and the Treatment of Economic Issues: What Has Emerged?(Energy & Environment, Volume 16, Number 3-4, pp. 549-578, July 2005)- David Henderson
Tractatus logico-climaticus(Society, Volume 44, Number 4, pp. 12-13, May 2007)- Philip Stott
Alarmist Misrepresentations of the Findings of the Latest Scientific Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(The Electricity Journal, Volume 20, Issue 7, pp. 38-46, August-September 2007)- Henry R. Linden
Biased Policy Advice from The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 18, Number 7-8, pp. 929-936, December 2007)- Richard S. J. Tol
The IPCC: Structure, Processes and Politics Climate Change - the Failure of Science(Energy & Environment, Volume 18, Number 7-8, pp. 1073-1078, December 2007)- William J. R. Alexander
A Suggestion to Climate Scientists and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, Volume 89, Issue 11, pp. 108-108, March 2008)- Syun-Ichi Akasofu
Climate change scenarios and long term projections(Climatic Change, Volume 97, Issue 1-2, pp. 23-47, November 2009)- Warwick J. McKibbin, David Pearce, Alison Stegman
A Critical Discussion of the Stern and IPCC Analyses of Carbon Emission Mitigation Possibilities and Costs(Energy & Environment, Volume 21, Number 2, pp. 49-74, March 2010)- Ted Trainer
Nomenclature, Radiative Forcing and Temperature Projections in IPCC Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis (AR4)(Energy & Environment, Volume 21, Number 7, pp. 815-831, December 2010)- H. Douglas Lightfoot
Reasoning about climate uncertainty(Climatic Change, Volume 108, Issue 4, pp. 723-732, October 2011)- Judith Curry
IPCC Underestimates the Sun's Role in Climate Change(Energy & Environment, Volume 24, Number 3-4, pp. 431-454, June 2013)- Bas van Geel, Peter A. Ziegler
Analyses of IPCC's Warming Calculation Results (PDF)(Journal of Chemical, Biological and Physical Sciences, Volume 3, Number 4, pp. 2912-2930, August 2013 - October 2013)- Antero Ollila
Unknowns about climatic variability render treaty targets premature (PDF)(Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, Volume 78, Issue 50, pp. 584, 1997)- S. Fred SingerAfter Kyoto: A Global Scramble for Advantage (PDF)(The Independent Review, Volume 4, Number 1, pp. 19-40, 1999)- Bruce Yandle
Taxation of greenhouse gases: why Kyoto will not be implemented(International Journal of Global Energy Issues, Volume 12, Number 7/8, pp. 372-376, 1999)- Marian Radetzki
Differentiation since Kyoto: An exploration of Australian climate policy in comparison to Europe/UK(Energy & Environment, Volume 11, Number 3, pp. 343-354, May 2000)- Sonja Boehmer-Christiansen
The Kyoto Climate Change treaty(Society, Volume 37, Number 4, pp. 43-48, May 2000)- William H. Lash
A 2004 View of the Kyoto Protocol(Energy & Environment, Volume 15, Number 3, pp. 505-511, July 2004)- S. Fred Singer
Lessons Not Learned in Environmental Governance: International Climate Policy Beyond Kyoto(Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, Volume 11, Issues 1 & 2, 2008)- Aynsley Kellow
The impact of carbon geological sequestration(Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp. 103-111, September 2009)- Xina Xie, Michael J. Economides
Four Problems With Global Carbon Markets: A Critical Review(Energy & Environment, Volume 22, Number 6, pp. 681-694, August 2011)- Benjamin K. Sovacool
Can we control the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere? (PDF)(Energy, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp. 287-291, September 1977)- Freeman J. DysonResources, population, environment: an oversupply of false bad news(Science, Volume 208, Issue 4451, pp. 1431-1437, June 1980)- Julian L. Simon
A perspective on global environmental crises(Futures, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp. 240-253, June 1987)- Vaclav Smil
The greenhouse effect: Chicken Little and our response to global warming(Journal of Forestry, Journal Volume 87, Number 7, pp. 35-39, 1989)- Patrick J. Michaels
Planetary Warming: Realities and Responses(Population and Development Review, Volume 16, Number 1, pp. 1-29, March 1990)- Vaclav Smil
Environmental externalities and CO2: Not with our money, you don't(The Electricity Journal, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp. 40-45, March 1991)- Fredrick D. Palmer
The greenhouse crisis: myths and misconceptions(Area, Volume 23, Number 1, pp. 11-18, March 1991)- C. R. de Freitas
Benefits of global warming(Society, Volume 29, Number 3, pp. 33-40, March 1992)- S. Fred Singer
Environment, Environmentalists, and Global Change: A Skeptic's Evaluation(New Literary History, Volume 24, Number 4, pp. 783-795, 1993)- Reid A. Bryson
Strategies to Enhance Adaptability: Technological Change, Economic Growth and Free Trade (PDF)(Climatic Change, Volume 30, pp. 427-449, 1995)- Indur M. Goklany
Adapting North American agriculture to climate change in review(Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, Volume 80, Issue 1, pp. 1-53, June 1996)- William E. Easterling
The evolution of an energy contrarian (PDF)(Annual Review of Energy and the Environment, Volume 211, pp. 31-67, November 1996)- Henry R. Linden
A winning coalition of advocacy: Climate research, bureaucracy and "alternative" fuels(Energy Policy, Volume 25, Number 4, pp. 439-444, March 1997)- Sonja Boehmer-Christiansen
Rethinking the role of adaptation in climate policy (PDF)(Global Environmental Change, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp. 159-170, June 1998)- Roger A. Pielke Jr.
Environmentalism and Economic Freedom: The Case for Private Property Rights(Journal of Business Ethics, Volume 17, Number 16, pp. 1887-1899, December 1998)- Walter Block
Climate change and the world bank: Opportunity for global governance?(Energy & Environment, Volume 10, Number 1, pp. 27-50, January 1999)- Sonja Boehmer-Christiansen
Managing Planet Earth; Adaptation and Cosmology (PDF)(The Cato Journal, Volume 19 Number 1, pp. 69-83, Spring/Summer 1999)- Curtis A. Pendergraft
Weathering climate change: some simple rules to guide adaptation decisions (PDF)(Ecological Economics, Volume 30, Issue 1, pp. 67-78, July 1999)- Samuel Fankhauser, Joel B. Smith, Richard S. J. Tol
Do we really need a carbon tax?(Applied Energy, Volume 64, Issues 1-4, pp. 311-316, September 1999)- V. V. Klimenko, O. V. Mikushina, A. G. Tereshin
Forecasting World Food Supplies: The Impact of the Rising Atmospheric Co2 Concentration(Technology, Volume 7, Supplement 1, pp. 3-55, 2000)- Craig D. Idso, Keith E. Idso
Potential Consequences of Increasing Atmospheric CO2 Concentration Compared to Other Environmental Problems (PDF)(Technology, Volume 7, Supplement 1, pp. 189-213, 2000)- Indur M. Goklany
Turning the big knob: An evaluation of the use of energy policy to modulate future climate impacts(Energy & Environment, Volume 11, Number 3, pp. 255-275, May 2000)- Roger A. Pielke Jr., R. Klein, D. Sarewitz
Climate Alarmism and Corporate Responsibility(The Electricity Journal, Volume 13, Issue 7, pp. 65-71, August-September 2000)- Robert L. Bradley Jr.
Mitigation versus compensation in global warming policy (PDF)(Economics Bulletin, Volume 17, Number 2, pp. 1-6, December 2001)- Ross McKitrick
Investing Against Climate Change: Why Failure Remains Possible(Environmental Politics, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp. 1-30, 2002)- Sonja Boehmer-Christiansen
Environmentalism in the light of Menger and Mises (PDF)(Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, Volume 5, Number 2, pp. 3-15, June 2002)- George Reisman
The geo-politics of sustainable development: bureaucracies and politicians in search of the holy grail(Geoforum, Volume 33, Issue 3, pp. 351-365, August 2002)- Sonja Boehmer-Christiansen
How healthy is the world?(British Medical Journal, Volume 325, Issue 7378, pp. 1461-1466, December 2002)- Bjorn Lomborg
Science, Equity, and the War against Carbon(Science, Technology, & Human Values, Volume 28, Number 1, pp. 69-92, 2003)- Sonja Boehmer-Christiansen
The Precautionary Principle Versus Risk Analysis(Risk Analysis, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp. 1-3, February 2003)- Chauncey Starr
Best practices in prediction for decision-making: Lessons from the atmospheric and earth sciences (PDF)(Ecology, Volume 84, Number 6, pp. 1351-1358, June 2003)- Roger A. Pielke Jr., Richard T. Conant
Relative Contributions of Global Warming to Various Climate Sensitive Risks, and their Implications for Adaptation and Mitigation (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 14, Number 6, pp. 797-822, November 2003)- Indur M. Goklany
Global Warming and Its Dangers (PDF)(The Independent Review, Volume 8, Number 4, pp. 591-597, Spring 2004)- Jeffrey R. Clark, Dwight R. Lee
When scientists politicize science: making sense of controversy over The Skeptical Environmentalist (PDF)(Environmental Science & Policy, Volume 7, Issue 5, pp. 405-417, October 2004)- Roger A. Pielke Jr.
Global Warming, the Politicization of Science, and Michael Crichton's State of Fear (PDF)(Journal of Scientific Exploration, Volume 19, Number 2, pp. 247-256, 2005)- David Deming
On the Opposition Against the Book The Skeptical Environmentalist by B. Lomborg (PDF)(Journal of Information Ethics, Volume 14, Number 1, pp. 16-28, Spring 2005)- Arthur Rorsch, Thomas Frello, Ray Soper, Adriaan de Lange
Australia's Environment Undergoing Renewal, Not Collapse (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 16, Number 3-4, pp. 457-480, July 2005)- Jennifer Marohasy
A Climate Policy for the Short and Medium Term: Stabilization or Adaptation? (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 16, Number 3-4, pp. 667-680, July 2005)- Indur M. Goklany
The Precautionary Principle: A High-Risk Principle(Economic Affairs, Volume 25, Issue 3, pp. 60-62, September 2005)- Gabriel Calzada, Cecile Philippe, Xavier Mera
Science and Environmental Policy-Making: Bias-Proofing the Assessment Process (PDF)(Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 53, Number 4, pp. 275-290, December 2005)- Ross McKitrick
Should We Have Acted Thirty Years Ago to Prevent Climate Change? (PDF)(The Independent Review, Volume 11, Number 2, pp. 283-288, 2006)- Randall G. Holcombe
A critical review of some recent Australian regional climate reports(Energy & Environment, Volume 17, Number 1, pp. 13-28, January 2006)- John D. McLean
Climate change in the 21st century (PDF)(Society, Volume 43, Number 6, pp. 63-70, September 2006)- Indur M. Goklany
The Government Grant System: Inhibitor of Truth and Innovation? (PDF)(Journal of Information Ethics, Volume 16, Number 1, Spring 2007)- Donald W. Miller
Governments and Climate Change Issues: The case for rethinking(World Economics, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp. 183-228, April 2007)- David R. Henderson
Integrated strategies to reduce vulnerability and advance adaptation, mitigation, and sustainable development (PDF)(Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, Volume 12, Number 5, pp. 755-786, June 2007)- Indur M. Goklany
How Serious is the Global Warming Threat?(Society, Volume 44, Number 5, pp. 45-50, September 2007)- Roy W. Spencer
New Light or Fixed Presumptions? The OECD, the IMF and the treatment of climate change issues(World Economics, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp. 203-221, October 2007)- David Henderson
Global Warming: The Social Construction of A Quasi-Reality? (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 18, Number 6, pp. 805-813, November 2007)- Dennis Ambler
Is a Richer-but-warmer World Better than Poorer-but-cooler Worlds? (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 18, Number 7-8, pp. 1023-1048, December 2007)- Indur M. Goklany
Climatic Change and the Future of the Human Environment(International Social Science Journal, Volume 48, Issue 4, pp. 512-523, June 2008)- Vladimir M. Kotlyakov
The Eco-Industrial Complex in USA - Global Warming and Rent-Seeking Coalitions(Energy & Environment, Volume 19, Number 7, pp. 941-958, December 2008)- Ivan Jankovic
Economists and Climate Science: A Critique(World Economics, Volume 10, Number 1, pp. 59-90, 2009)- David Henderson
Climate Change: Dangers of a Singular Approach and Consideration of a Sensible Strategy(Energy & Environment, Volume 20, Number 1-2, pp. 201-205, January 2009)- Tim F. Ball
Climate Policy : Quo Vadis?(Energy & Environment, Volume 20, Number 1-2, pp. 207-213, January 2009)- Hans Labohm
History, Politics, and Claims of Man-Made Global Warming(Social Philosophy and Policy, Volume 26, Issue 3, pp. 231-271, June 2009)- John David Lewis
Is Climate Change the "Defining Challenge of Our Age"? (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 20, Number 3, pp. 279-302, July 2009)- Indur M. Goklany
Privatising Climate Policy(Economic Affairs, Volume 29, Issue 3, pp. 57-62, August 2009)- Graham Dawson
Rolling the DICE: William Nordhaus's Dubious Case for a Carbon Tax (PDF)(The Independent Review, Volume 14, Number 2, pp. 197-217, Fall 2009)- Robert P. Murphy
Scientific Shortcomings in the EPA's Endangerment Finding from Greenhouse Gases (PDF)(The Cato Journal, Volume 29 Number 3, pp. 497-521, Fall 2009)- Patrick J. Michaels, Paul C. Knappenberger
Climate Vulnerability and the Indispensable Value of Industrial Capitalism (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 20, Number 5, pp. 734-745, September 2009)- Keith H. Lockitch
Climate Change and Food Production(Energy & Environment, Volume 20, Number 7, pp. 1099-1116, November 2009)- T.R.C. Curtin
Ecological Science as a Creation Story (PDF)(The Independent Review, Volume 14, Number 4, pp. 513-534, Spring 2010)- Robert H. Nelson
Pluralism Lost: Sustainability's Unfortunate Fall(Academic Questions, Volume 23, Number 1, pp. 102-111, March 2010)- Edward T. Wimberley
The Fallacies of Concurrent Climate Policy Efforts(Ambio, Volume 39, Number 3, pp. 211-222, May 2010)- Marian Radetzki
Early Climate Change Consensus at the National Academy: The Origins and Making of Changing Climate (PDF)(Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences, Volume 40, Number 3, pp. 318-349, Summer 2010)- Nicolas Nierenberg, Walter R. Tschinkel, Victoria J. Tschinkel
An Ethical Defense of Global-Warming Skepticism (PDF)(Reason Papers, Volume 32, pp. 7-27, Fall 2010)- William Irwin, Brian Williams
Free Markets, Property Rights and Climate Change: How to Privatize Climate Policy (PDF)(Libertarian Papers, Volume 3, Number 10, pp. 1-29, April 2011)- Graham Dawson
A simple state-contingent pricing rule for complex intertemporal externalities (PDF)(Energy Economics, Volume 33, Issue 1, pp. 111-120, January 2011)- Ross McKitrick
An evaluation of the targets and timetables of proposed Australian emissions reduction policies (PDF)(Environmental Science & Policy, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp. 20-27, January 2011)- Roger A. Pielke Jr.
A Multidisciplinary, Science-Based Approach to the Economics of Climate Change (PDF)(International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Volume 8, Number 4, pp. 985-1031, April 2011)- Alan Carlin
Climate Politics, Strategic Behaviour, Hold'Outs, Free Riders And Rent'Seekers(Economic Affairs, Volume 31, Number 2, pp. 4-9, June 2011)- Gordon L. Brady
Copenhagen, Cancºn and the Limits of Global Welfare Economics(Economic Affairs, Volume 31, Number 2, pp. 10-16, June 2011)- David Campbell, Matthias Klaes
Is climate change the number one threat to humanity? (PDF)(Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, Volume 3, Issue 6, pp. 489-508, November/December 2012)- Indur M. Goklany
Learning and Teaching Climate Science: The Perils of Consensus Knowledge Using Agnotology(Science & Education, Volume 22, Issue 8, pp. 2007-2017, August 2013)- David R. Legates, Willie Soon, William M. Briggs
* Climate Consensus and 'Misinformation': A Rejoinder to Agnotology, Scientific Consensus, and the Teaching and Learning of Climate Change (PDF)(Science & Education, August 2013)- David R. Legates, Willie Soon, William M. Briggs, Christopher Monckton
Austrian economics and climate change(The Review of Austrian Economics, Volume 26, Issue 2, pp. 183-206, June 2013)- Graham Dawson
Long-Term Forecasting of Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions: Reducing Uncertainties Using a Per Capita Approach (PDF)(Journal of Forecasting, Volume 32, Issue 5, pp. 435-451, August 2013)- Ross Mckitrick, Mark C. Strazicich, Junsoo Lee
Science in the Public Square: Global Climate Alarmism and Historical Precedents (PDF)(Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, Volume 14, Number 3, pp. 69-75, Fall 2013)- Richard S. Lindzen
Climate Change Policy: What Do the Models Tell Us?(Journal of Economic Literature, Volume 51, Number 3, pp. 860-872, September 2013)- Robert S. Pindyck
Co-fluctuation patterns of per capita carbon dioxide emissions: The role of energy markets(Energy Economics, Volume 39, pp. 1-12, September 2013)- Ross McKitrick, Joel Wood
Modern Environmentalism: A Longer Term Threat to Western Civilization(Energy & Environment, Volume 24, Number 6, pp. 1063-1072, October 2013)- Alan Carlin
The Stern Review: A Dual Critique (PDF)(World Economics, Volume 7, Number 4, pp. 165-232, October-December 2006)- Robert M. Carter, C. R. de Freitas, Indur M. Goklany, David Holland, Richard S. Lindzen, Ian Byatt, Ian Castles, Indur M. Goklany, David Henderson, Nigel Lawson, Ross McKitrick, Julian Morris, Alan Peacock, Colin Robinson, Robert Skidelsky* Response to Simmonds and Steffen (PDF)(World Economics, Volume 8, Number 2, pp. 143-151, April-June 2007)- David Holland, Robert M. Carter, C. R. de Freitas, Indur M. Goklany, Richard S. Lindzen
The Stern Review of the economics of climate change: a comment (PDF)(Energy & Environment, Volume 17, Number 6, pp. 977-981, November 2006)- Richard S. J. Tol
Climate Science and the Stern Review (PDF)(World Economics, Volume 8, Number 2, pp. 161-182, April-June 2007)- Robert M. Carter, C. R. de Freitas, Indur M. Goklany, David Holland, Richard S. Lindzen
Mistreatment of the economic impacts of extreme events in the Stern Review Report on the Economics of Climate Change (PDF)(Global Environmental Change, Volume 17, Issues 3-4, pp. 302-310, August-October 2007)- Roger Pielke Jr.
Is Stern Review on climate change alarmist?(Energy & Environment, Volume 18, Number 5, pp. 521-532, September 2007)- S. Niggol Seo
The Economic Science Fiction of Climate Change: A Free-Market Perspective on the Stern Review and the IPCC(Economic Affairs, Volume 28, Issue 4, pp. 42-47, December 2008)- Graham Dawson
The Stern Review on Climate Change: Inconvenient Sensitivities(Energy & Environment, Volume 20, Number 5, pp. 779-798, September 2009)- Sergey Mityakov, Christof R¼hl
Solar Variability as a Factor in the Fluctuations of Climate during Geological Time(Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography, Volume 31, pp. 295-315, 1949)- H. C. WillettHas the amount of Carbon Dioxide in the Atmosphere Changed Significantly Since the Beginning of the Twentieth Century? (PDF)(Monthly Weather Review, Volume 83, Issue 10, pp. 225-231, 1955)- Giles Slocum
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Many popular journals like Nature frequently reject papers arbitrarily, "...each Nature journal has to decline many papers of very high quality" - Nature
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Skeptic: (defined) "a person who questions the validity or authenticity of something purporting to be factual [ACC/AGW Alarmism]." (e.g. Richard S. Lindzen Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Atmospheric Science at MIT, John R. Christy Ph.D. Professor of Atmospheric Science at UAH, Sherwood B. Idso Ph.D. Research Scientist Emeritus, U.S. Water Conservation Laboratory and Patrick J. Michaels Ph.D. Climatology)
Impact Factor is a subjectively devised determination of popularity not scientific validity, that is widely abused and manipulated.The Number That's Devouring Science (PDF) (The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 15, 2005)Deluged by so many manuscripts, high-impact journals can send only a fraction out to experts for review. Nature, for example, rejects half of the submissions it gets without forwarding them to referees, says its editor in chief, Philip Campbell. [...]
Dr. DeAngelis, of JAMA, says editors at some top journals have told her that they do consider citations when judging some papers. "There are people who won't publish articles," she says, "because it won't help their impact factor." [...]
Fiona Godlee, editor of BMJ (formerly known as the British Medical Journal), agrees that editors take impact factors into account when deciding on manuscripts, whether they realize it or not. ...She says editors may be rejecting not only studies in smaller or less-fashionable fields, but also important papers from certain regions of the world, out of fear that such reports won't attract sufficient citation attention.
European Association of Science Editors statement on inappropriate use of impact factors (PDF) (European Association of Science Editors, November 2007)The impact factor, however, is not always a reliable instrument for measuring the quality of journals. Its use for purposes for which it was not intended, causes even greater unfairness.
"Quality not Quantity" '' DFG Adopts Rules to Counter the Flood of Publications in Research (German Research Foundation, February 2010)"Whether in performance-based funding allocations, postdoctoral qualifications, appointments, or reviewing funding proposals, increasing importance has been given to numerical indicators such as the H-index and the impact factor. The focus has not been on what research someone has done but rather how many papers have been published and where. This puts extreme pressure upon researchers to publish as much as possible and sometimes leads to cases of scientific misconduct in which incorrect statements are provided concerning the status of a publication. This is not in the interest of science,"
Why the impact factor of journals should not be used for evaluating research (PDF)(British Medical Journal, Volume 314, pp. 498''502, February 1997)- Per O. SeglenSummary points:- Use of journal impact factors conceals the difference in article citation rates (articles in the most cited half of articles in a journal are cited 10 times as often as the least cited half)- Journals' impact factors are determined by technicalities unrelated to the scientific quality of their articles- Journal impact factors depend on the research field: high impact factors are likely in journals covering large areas of basic research with a rapidly expanding but short lived literature that use many references per article- Article citation rates determine the journal impact factor, not vice versa
The Impact Factor Game(PLoS Medicine, Volume 3, Issue 6, June 2006)- The PLoS Medicine Editors...it is well known that editors at many journals plan and implement strategies to massage their impact factors. Such strategies include attempting to increase the numerator in the above equation by encouraging authors to cite articles published in the journal or by publishing reviews that will garner large numbers of citations. Alternatively, editors may decrease the denominator by attempting to have whole article types removed from it (by making such articles superficially less substantial, such as by forcing authors to cut down on the number of references or removing abstracts) or by decreasing the number of research articles published. These are just a few of the many ways of "playing the impact factor game."
One problem with this game, leaving aside the ethics of it, is that the rules are unclear'--editors can, for example, try to persuade Thomson Scientific to reduce the denominator, but the company refuses to make public its process for choosing "citable" article types. Thomson Scientific, the sole arbiter of the impact factor game, is part of The Thomson Corporation, a for-profit organization that is responsible primarily to its shareholders. It has no obligation to be accountable to any of the stakeholders who care most about the impact factor'--the authors and readers of scientific research.
Show Me The Data(The Journal of Cell Biology, Volume 179, Number 6, pp. 1091-1092, December 2007)- Mike Rossner, Heather Van Epps, Emma HillIt became clear that Thomson Scientific could not or (for some as yet unexplained reason) would not sell us the data used to calculate their published impact factor. If an author is unable to produce original data to verify a figure in one of our papers, we revoke the acceptance of the paper. We hope this account will convince some scientists and funding organizations to revoke their acceptance of impact factors as an accurate representation of the quality'--or impact'--of a paper published in a given journal. Just as scientists would not accept the findings in a scientific paper without seeing the primary data, so should they not rely on Thomson Scientific's impact factor, which is based on hidden data.
Irreproducible results: a response to Thomson Scientific(The Journal of Cell Biology, Volume 180, Number 2, pp. 254-255, January 2008)- Mike Rossner, Heather Van Epps, Emma HillImpact factors are determined from a dataset produced by searching the Thomson Scientific database using specific parameters. As previously stated, our aim was to purchase that dataset for a few journals. Even if those results were for some reason not stored by Thomson Scientific, it is inconceivable to us that they cannot run the same search over the same database to produce the same dataset. The citation data for a given year should be static. In essence, Thomson Scientific is saying that they cannot repeat the experiment, which would be grounds for rejection of a manuscript submitted to any scientific journal.
Nefarious Numbers (PDF)(arXiv:1010.0278, October 2010)- Douglas N. Arnold, Kristine K. FowlerThe impact factor for a journal in a given year is calculated by ISI (Thomson Reuters) as the average number of citations in that year to the articles the journal published in the preceding two years. It has been widely criticized on a variety of grounds:
- A journal's distribution of citations does not determine its quality.- The impact factor is a crude statistic, reporting only one particular item of information from the citation distribution.- It is a flawed statistic. For one thing, the distribution of citations among papers is highly skewed, so the mean for the journal tends to be misleading. For another, the impact factor only refers to citations within the first two years after publication (a particularly serious de deficiency for mathematics, in which around 90% of citations occur after two years).- The underlying database is flawed, containing errors and including a biased selection of journals.- Many confounding factors are ignored, for example, article type (editorials, reviews, and letters versus original research articles), multiple authorship, self-citation, language of publication, etc.
Abstracts and summaries have been obtained from the journal or publisher's website and various indexes such as; ArXiv, Astrophysics Data System (ADS), Citeseer, CSA Illumina, Elsevier ScienceDirect, Energy Citations Database (ECD), IngentaConnect, JSTOR, PubMed, SpringerLink, Refdoc and Wiley Online Library.10-23-09 - 450+ Peer-Reviewed Papers12-13-09 - 500+ Peer-Reviewed Papers04-21-10 - 700+ Peer-Reviewed Papers06-20-10 - 750+ Peer-Reviewed Papers07-25-10 - 800+ Peer-Reviewed Papers01-14-11 - 850+ Peer-Reviewed Papers04-13-11 - 900+ Peer-Reviewed Papers05-17-12 - 1000+ Peer-Reviewed Papers07-23-12 - 1100+ Peer-Reviewed Papers02-12-14 - 1350+ Peer-Reviewed PapersAdam Jayne for his extensive assistance with compiling the list. 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Carter, Ph.D. Environmental Scientist, July 15, 2010)The Scandals of the Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (Hawaii Reporter, October 5, 2010)Find the truth before we pay (The Border Mail, Australia, October 18, 2010)Das ZDF- der Klimawandel- und die Wahrheit: Mit dem Zweiten diffamiert man besser! [The ZDF of climate change and the truth: The Second defamed you better!] (European Institute for Climate and Energy, December 8, 2010)In eigener Sache: PIK Professor Rahmstorf behauptet Klimarealisten w¼rden "¼bliche wissenschaftliche Wege" meiden um Kritik anzumelden! [Boss: PIK Professor Rahmstorf claims climate realists would "usual scientific way" to avoid criticism Report!] (European Institute for Climate and Energy, January 22, 2011)Meinungsherrschaft ¼ber den Klimawandel [Opinion Rule on Climate Change] (PDF) (European Institute for Climate and Energy, February 23, 2011)"Klimaschutz": Billionen f¼r nicht ["Climate" trillion for nothing] (eigent¼mlich frei, February 27, 2011)The Week That Was: 2011-04-23 (PDF) (Science & Environmental Policy Project, April 23, 2011)Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming - Consensus or Fraud? (PDF) (John Happs, Ph.D. Former Lecturer in Geosciences, May 17, 2011)The Critical Decade: Part I - Scientific audit of a report from the Climate Commission (PDF) (Quadrant Magazine, May 30, 2011)Concerted efforts to squash research that threatens view (The Gisborne Herald, July 02, 2011)Must warmers always resort to deflection? 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[tinyurl] (PDF) (European Institute for Climate and Energy, October 6, 2011)Green genocide: Environmentalism has blood on its hands, thirsting for more (Kansas State Collegian, November 10, 2011)How to Deal With the Dilemma of Anthropogenic Global Warming and the Natural Variability as Drivers for Climate Change (PDF) (Maastricht School of Management, November 11, 2011)Ifr¥gas¤tt p¥st¥endet att m¤nniskan p¥verkar klimatet [Questioning the claim that humans affect the climate] (24.UNT, February 3, 2012)HC 517 The Economics of Wind Power - Memorandum submitted by Kes Heffer (WIND 60) (Parliament of the United Kingdom, June 2012)Hillary Clinton Visits Wrong Place to Observe Global Warming (The Heartland Institute, June 8, 2012)Balance Needed on Coverage of Sea Level Rise (Carolina Journal Online, June 15, 2012)Ignoring scientific facts, the UN attempts global governance coup at Rio + 20 (Manassas Environmental News Examiner, June 22, 2012)On the Public's Perception of Global Warming: Not as 'Dumb' as Some Believe (Energy & Environment, July 2012)Global warming skeptics: witch-hunts in the 21st century (Boston Environmental Policy Examiner, July 29, 2012)Eine unbequeme Wahrheit: W¤hrend der Kleinen Eiszeit waren die St¼rme in Europa st¤rker als heute [An Inconvenient Truth: During the Little Ice Age, the storms in Europe were stronger than today] (European Institute for Climate and Energy, August 8, 2012)Oreskes, the Queen of Climate Smear, ignores the big money, has no evidence, throws names (The Heartland Institute, August 13, 2012)Gore: Don't blame Bush for everything, then blames global warming for everything (Boston Environmental Policy Examiner, August 30, 2012)Man-Made Global Warming: Settled Science? (Athens Patch, September 27, 2012)The Greenhouse Gas Effect Is Bogus - Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Cools the Earth (PDF) (Principia Scientific International, December 2012)An Alternative Theory to Anthropogenic Carbon Dioxide's Causing Significant Changes in the World's Climate (PDF) (Principia Scientific International, January 27, 2013)How to Lose a Climate Change Argument (Wendy McElroy, Research Fellow, Independent Institute, March 5, 2013)Skeptiker godtar inte blint all information [Skeptics do not accept blindly all the information] (Hufvudstadsbladet, March 22, 2013)Consensus and Controversy: The Debate on Man Made Global Warming (PDF) (82pgs) (SINTEF, April 12, 2013)Der Mythos vom wissenschaftlichen Konsens: Faktencheck von Schellnhubers "Drei bequeme Unwahrheiten" [The myth of scientific consensus: Fact Check of Schellnhuber's "Three convenient untruths"] (European Institute for Climate and Energy, April 17, 2013)Climate "Consensus" Con Game: Desperate Effort Before Release of UN Report (The New American, May 22, 2013)Das Umweltbundesamt - staatlich verordnete Klima-Doktrin [The Federal Environment Agency - government-mandated Air Doctrine] (PDF) (European Institute for Climate and Energy, May 29, 2013)Skeptiker im Aufwind [Skeptics on the rise] (Die Weltwoche, September 2013)L'Innocence du carbone: L'effet de serre remis en question [The Innocence of carbon: The greenhouse questioned] (Francois Gervais, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Physics, September 4, 2013)Letter: The jury's out on climate change (The Dominion Post, New Zealand, September 19, 2013)R(C)chauffement climatique: le point sur ce qui est (C)tabli et ce qui ne l'est pas [Global Warming: Focus on what is established and what is not] (Atlantico, September 27, 2013)How to kill the scientific method the reddit way (Boston Environmental Policy Examiner, December 18, 2013)Ghost Hunters Meteorological: Seeking the Elusive Global Warming Ghost (BarbWire, February 20, 2014)John Kerry Sinks to Climate McCarthyism (The Heartland Institute, February 24, 2014)AWED Energy & Environmental Newsletter: March 3, 2014 (Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions, March 3, 2014)John Kerry's Climate Policy is the Same as Bloodletting: Patients are not Cured, and Sometimes Die (The Heartland Institute, March 4, 2014)COLD SHOULDER: ABC, CBS Exclude Scientists Critical of Global Warming for More Than 1,300 Days (Media Research Center, March 6, 2014)U.S. National Academy of Sciences Promoting Global Warming Scare (The Heartland Institute, March 12, 2014)'Scientific Consensus' is an oxymoron (The Lakeland Times, March 17, 2014)SECRETS OF A "GLOBAL WARMING DENIER" (Northridge-Chatsworth Patch, March 22, 2014)U.S. National Academy of Sciences: Doubling Down on Climate Alarmism (and taking science down a notch with it) (Institute for Energy Research, March 27, 2014)De hoofdboodschap van 'De Twijfelbrigade' deugt niet [The main message of 'Doubt Brigade' is flawed] (De Dagelijkse Standaard [The Daily Standard], April 26, 2014)Quarterly Performance Report, Second Quarter, 2014 (PDF) (The Heartland Institute, May, 2014)Tiny warming of residual anthropogenic CO2 (International Journal of Modern Physics B, May 2014)What 97 Percent of Climate Scientists Do (The Heartland Institute, May 12, 2014)Research & Commentary: The Myth of a Global Warming Consensus (The Heartland Institute, May 14, 2014)Media Praise BBC Censorship of Climate Skeptics; Attack Dissenters (NewsBusters, July 8, 2014)Archibald Roy, the astronomers and the global warming (The General Science Journal, August 2014)Commentaire sur "Lu pour vous: L'Innocence du carbone" [Comment on "Book: The Innocence of Carbon"] (La M(C)t(C)orologie [Meteorology], August 2014)Nachhaltige Wahrheiten vs. L¼genpresse [Sustainable truths vs. Lies Press] (European Institute for Climate and Energy, January 20, 2015)Letter: Climate change debate continues (The News Herald, February 6, 2015)Le climat "Grande Cause Nationale", Vraiment? 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The White House Tells Doctors To Warn About Global Warming | The Daily Caller
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 17:12
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Americans trust their doctors, so the White House wants these medical professionals to be a mouthpiece for President Obama's global warming agenda.
''We also need doctors, nurses and citizens, like all of you''President Obama said in a taped speech presented to medical professionals gathered at the White House, ''to get to work to raise awareness and organize folks for real change.''
The Obama administration has been hard at work trying to draw a link between global warming and public health issues. The summit included the U.S. Surgeon General, top administration officials, and public health experts from around the country telling doctors, nurses and other conference goers how to talk about global warming with their patients.
The central message: doctors should warn their patients that global warming could make their health worse.
''I know we have people all around the country, in all of the regions, who are also listening to this conversation, and like all of you in the room, I hope will go out and continue to talk and educate,'' echoed Nicole Lurie, assistant secretary for Preparedness and Response at the Health Department.
''We need to engage medical students themselves,'' said Vice Admiral Vivek Murthy, the U.S. Surgeon General, ''to demand the curriculum change'' to prepare them for a warmer future.
Speakers at the White House summit didn't just tell doctors to go out and raise awareness about global warming, but to also promote the Obama administration's regulatory agenda aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions.
''We need people, proponents, to talk about it. Make sure that the public is informed,'' said Texas Democratic Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson. ''Stand behind the EPA, because they're attacked every day, all day by many committees.''
Rep. Johnson is referring to EPA rules to limit carbon dioxide emissions from power plants '-- a regulation that has come under fire from Republicans and industries for threatening to raise energy prices and cause job losses.
The conference was also met with two conveniently-timed reports by the EPA and environmentalists highlighting how global warming could exacerbate public health problems. One of these studies, put out by the EPA, claimed that ''climate change is projected to worsen air quality across large regions of the U.S.'' which will exacerbate things like asthma problems, especially among children.
The other study by the Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change claimed man-made warming could undo half a century of progress on improving global health. The Commission claims that warming will cause ''increased heat stress, floods, drought, and increased frequency of intense storms, with the indirect threatening population health through adverse changes in air pollution, the spread of disease vectors, food insecurity and undernutrition, displacement, and mental ill health.''
The Commission's report funding included support from the ClimateWorks Foundation and the European Climate Foundation '-- organizations that fund environmental groups and projects aimed at tackling global warming.
Critics of the White House summit argued the event highlighted the collusion between the Obama administration and activist groups. The pro-business Center for Regulatory Solutions (CRS) called out the White house for teaming up with the American Lung Association (ALA) to promote the tenuous link between global warming and public health.
''The involvement of the ALA in promoting and organizing today's White House summit on climate change and health is yet another sign that the Obama administration has been co-opted by outside pressure groups, and has politicized the EPA's decision-making process,'' wrote Karen Kerrigan, president of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council '-- the parent group for CRS.
ALA employees featured prominently in the White House's climate summit. ALA's CEO was even invited to the White House to sit on a panel during the event. Another ALA activist, Susan Kiser, was invited to participate in a satellite conference at Ohio State University where she sat on a panel with other high-level Obama administration officials.
''If the facts came even close to supporting the EPA's economically destructive plans, then Obama officials and their political allies in the environmental community would not need to carefully stage manage events like today's so-called summit, or use other deceptive tactics to manufacture the appearance of public support for their actions,'' Kerrigan wrote.
The ALA did not respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation's request for comment.
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Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission.U.S. Scientist Sees New Ice Age ComingBy Victor CohnWashington Post Staff WriterThe Washington Post, Times Herald (1959-1973); Jul 9, 1971; pg. A4
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HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT-Preface, Overview and Acknowledgements, and Introduction
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:03
The 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices were released on June 25, 2015.
-06/25/15 Secretary's Preface[PDF version ]-06/25/15 Introduction[PDF version ]-06/25/15 Overview and Acknowledgements[PDF version ][This is a mobile copy of Preface, Overview and Acknowledgements, and Introduction]Short URL:http://m.state.gov/mc65639.htm
The Angry Arab News Service/ÙكاÙØ(C) Ø£Ù†Ø¨Ø§Ø Ø§Ùعربي اÙغاضب: What does the US Department of State says about anti-Semitism in Lebanon
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 22:22
"The national school curriculum materials did not contain materials on the Holocaust." Wait: so the absence of teaching materials on the Holocaust implies that Lebanon is anti-Semitic? Does the absence of teaching materials about the Nakbah in the US curriculum imply that the US is anti-Arab/anti-Palestinian? Furthermore the report feigns the attitude of documented accusations but then state that Al-Manar broadcasts anti-Semitic materials but does not give examples except one derived from MEMRI. ANd then the report says: "In March the daily newspaper Al-Sharq published an article by Sana Kojok which claimed that, during Passover, the Jews eat matzoh made with the blood of non-Jews, a traditional anti-Semitic conspiracy charge. Hizballah-owned, Lebanon-based media outlet Al Manar continued to broadcast anti-Semitic content." The report fails to mention that Al-Sharq paper is funded by the Saudi regime and the Hariri family in Lebanon. How convenient to not mention that.
UN report denies Israel's right of self-defense, advocates arrest of Israelis instead | Fox News
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 14:50
Arrest Benjamin Netanyahu and any other ''suspected'' Israeli war criminals wherever and whenever you can get your hands on them. That is the shocking bottom line of a scandalous report released today from the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva.
The report emanates from a board of inquiry the Council created in the midst of the 2014 Gaza war. In legalese, the call to arrest Israelis either for trial before the International Criminal Court (ICC), or before any court in any country that the U.N. labels ''fair,'' reads like this:
The board ''calls upon the international community '... to support actively the work of the International Criminal Court in relation to the Occupied Palestinian Territory; to exercise universal jurisdiction to try international crimes in national courts; and to comply with extradition requests pertaining to suspects of such crimes to countries where they would face a fair trial.''
To be fair, the U.N. report says this could apply to both parties. In other words, the democratic state of Israel, with a moral and legal obligation to defend its citizens, and the Palestinian attackers bent on genocide are moral equals. Throughout the 183-page tome, the U.N. council ''experts'' play the old ''cycle of violence'' trick, otherwise known as ''it all started when you hit me back.''
An infamous photo from the Third Reich shows eminent Jewish lawyer Michael Siegel, beaten and bloodied after going to police headquarters on behalf of a Jewish client who had been sent to Dachau, forced to walk through the streets of Munich with a sign around his neck saying: ''I am a Jew, but I will never again complain to the police.''
The U.N. has reached a new low.
The similarity with today's U.N. authorities is painfully clear. When Israel responds to Palestinian rocket fire '' 750 rockets in 2014 alone prior to the war's start '' or Palestinian terrorists emerging from tunnels into Israel bent on carnage, it is Israel who is accused of war crimes. The only acceptable response, apparently, is to hang their heads or make a U.N. speech.
In part, the war criminal charge is just one more U.N. slander. U.N. meetings routinely consist of wild allegations of Israel committing genocide, ethnic cleansing, apartheid and crimes against humanity, and frequently analogizing Israelis to Nazis. The anti-Semitic dimension of these attacks is palpable, with constant references to the offense of ''Judaization'' '' the criminalization of the presence of Jews in what is supposed to be Judenrein Arab territory, or what is in practice apartheid Palestine.
While the point of all this hate speech is to demonize and delegitimize Israel, the war crimes label takes the campaign one step further. It deliberately ravages Israel's right of self-defense.
Self-defense is the essence of sovereignty. In the words of the U.N. Charter: ''Nothing in the present Charter shall impair the inherent right of '... self-defence if an armed attack occurs against a Member of the United Nations '...'' The United Nations was not intended to be a suicide pact.
But incredibly, the U.N. council report purports to address legal responsibility for casualties in Gaza without once mentioning ''self-defense.''
It was exactly the outcome that the council had planned. The Council gave the board of inquiry its marching orders on July 23, 2014, just 16 days into the war. It named June 13, 2014, as the starting line because Palestinian terrorists kidnapped three Israeli teenagers on June 12. It said the Council ''condemns '... the violations '... arising from the Israeli military operations.'' Guilty before proven innocent is how it all began.
The board's first chair, William Schabas, was forced to resign after it was revealed he had been a paid legal adviser to the Palestinian Authority. On his way out the door in February, Schabas admitted the ''fact-gathering'' was ''largely completed,'' and yet the U.N. denied the obvious conclusion that the result was irrevocably tainted. Consequently, a Palestinian legal adviser chaired the inquiry for more than half of its 10-month existence.
Impartiality was equally alien to American Mary McGowan Davis, who took over from Schabas. She had already chaired a Council committee about the 2008/09 Gaza war, and she declared in a March 2011 report that Israel's legal system did not meet standards of independence or impartiality, or make ''accountability'' possible. Those criteria are both the pre-conditions for the ICC's ability to throw Israelis in prison and the subject matter of her 2014 job.
In short, the Council gave the same person the same assignment on almost the same fact situation '... and surprise! Israel is guilty as charged.
In 2011, McGowan Davis described the misogynist, homophobic, anti-free speech, "de facto authorities in Gaza" (i.e. Hamas) '' infamous for throwing political opponents off tall buildings '' as "generally tolerant of local human rights organizations."
A U.N. ''human rights'' expert par excellence.
Little wonder that the report is riddled with lies and libels. It claims Israel was ''directing attacks against civilians,'' and acted ''in utter disregard of'...the civilian population'...'' It omits that Hamas rejected or violated a total of 11 cease-fires that would have reduced Palestinian casualties by 90 percent. It says the intent of ''Palestinian armed groups'' in constructing and using tunnels cannot be ''conclusively determined'' '' photographic evidence of weapons caches and terrorists emerging from openings terrifyingly close to Israeli villages to the contrary.
It even goes so far as to lament that Palestinian ''armed groups'' don't have more room for their criminal enterprise: '''...the obligation to avoid locating military objectives within densely populated areas is not absolute. The small size of Gaza and its population density make it difficult for armed groups to always comply with this requirement.''
The U.N. has reached a new low. The United States should start by resigning from the Human Rights Council effective immediately.
Anne Bayefsky is director of the Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust. Follow her on Twitter @AnneBayefsky.
CHINA LASHES OUT AT US RACIAL BIAS IN HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 23:24
BEIJING (AP) -- Racial discrimination and police abuses are rife in the United States, China's Cabinet said Friday, in a report intended as a counterpoint to U.S. criticism of Beijing's own human rights record.The report issued by the State Council Information Office cited the killing of black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and other cases in which African-Americans were shot and killed by white police officers.Such cases "exposed the feature, gravity and complexity of human rights problems in the U.S.," the report said. America's institutionalized racial discrimination continues to negatively impact law enforcement and the judicial system, it said."Police killings of African-Americans during law enforcement have practically become `normal' in the U.S.," the report said.Lu Kang, spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said at a daily briefing Friday that Washington failed to conduct dialogues on human rights on the basis of mutual respects and equality."Therefore, we would like to make some comments about what happens in the U.S. as well, as the principle of fairness," Lu said. "It may also be regarded as an equal action."Other issues cited in the report included domestic violence, wage discrimination, poverty, homelessness, income inequality and human rights abuses by U.S. forces and government agents abroad. The report mainly used as sources official U.S. government figures, media reports and data from the United Nations.China began issuing such accounts several years ago in response to annual reports by the U.S. government on human rights concerns in China and other countries demanded by Congress.U.S. reports generally focus on China's restrictions on freedom of speech, assembly, religious observation and political participation, mainly citing information collected by its own diplomats and independent monitoring groups.
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Controversial GCHQ Unit Engaged in Domestic Law Enforcement, Online Propaganda, Psychology Research - The Intercept
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 22:48
The spy unit responsible for some of the United Kingdom's most controversial tactics of surveillance, online propaganda and deceit focuses extensively on traditional law enforcement and domestic activities '-- even though officials typically justify its activities by emphasizing foreign intelligence and counterterrorism operations.
Documents published today by The Intercept demonstrate how the Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group (JTRIG), a unit of the signals intelligence agency Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), is involved in efforts against political groups it considers ''extremist,'' Islamist activity in schools, the drug trade, online fraud and financial scams.
Though its existence was secret until last year, JTRIG quickly developed a distinctive profile in the public understanding, after documents from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that the unit had engaged in ''dirty tricks'' like deploying sexual ''honey traps'' designed to discredit targets, launching denial-of-service attacks to shut down Internet chat rooms, pushing veiled propaganda onto social networks and generally warping discourse online.
Early official claims attempted to create the impression that JTRIG's activities focused on international targets in places like Iran, Afghanistan and Argentina. The closest the group seemed to get to home was in its targeting of transnational ''hacktivist'' group Anonymous.
While some of the unit's activities are focused on the claimed areas, JTRIG also appears to be intimately involved in traditional law enforcement areas and U.K.-specific activity, as previously unpublished documents demonstrate. An August 2009 JTRIG memo entitled ''Operational Highlights'' boasts of ''GCHQ's first serious crime effects operation'' against a website that was identifying police informants and members of a witness protection program. Another operation investigated an Internet forum allegedly ''used to facilitate and execute online fraud.'' The document also describes GCHQ advice provided ''to assist the UK negotiating team on climate change.''
Particularly revealing is a fascinating 42-page document from 2011 detailing JTRIG's activities. It provides the most comprehensive and sweeping insight to date into the scope of this unit's extreme methods. Entitled ''Behavioral Science Support for JTRIG's Effects and Online HUMINT [Human Intelligence] Operations,'' it describes the types of targets on which the unit focuses, the psychological and behavioral research it commissions and exploits, and its future organizational aspirations. It is authored by a psychologist, Mandeep K. Dhami.
Among other things, the document lays out the tactics the agency uses to manipulate public opinion, its scientific and psychological research into how human thinking and behavior can be influenced, and the broad range of targets that are traditionally the province of law enforcement rather than intelligence agencies.
JTRIG's domestic and law enforcement operations are made clear. The report states that the controversial unit ''currently collaborates with other agencies'' including the Metropolitan police, Security Service (MI5), Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), Border Agency, Revenue and Customs (HMRC), and National Public Order and Intelligence Unit (NPOIU). The document highlights that key JTRIG objectives include ''providing intelligence for judicial outcomes''; monitoring ''domestic extremist groups such as the English Defence League by conducting online HUMINT''; ''denying, deterring or dissuading'' criminals and ''hacktivists''; and ''deterring, disrupting or degrading online consumerism of stolen data or child porn.''
It touts the fact that the unit ''may cover all areas of the globe.'' Specifically, ''operations are currently targeted at'' numerous countries and regions including Argentina, Eastern Europe and the U.K.
JTRIG's domestic operations fit into a larger pattern of U.K.-focused and traditional law enforcement activities within GCHQ.
Many GCHQ documents describing the ''missions'' of the ''customers'' for which it works make clear that the agency has a wide mandate far beyond national security, including providing help on intelligence to the Bank of England, to the Department for Children, Schools and Families on reporting of ''radicalization,'' to various departments on agriculture and whaling activities, to government financial divisions to enable good investment decisions, to police agencies to track suspected ''boiler room fraud,'' and to law enforcement agencies to improve ''civil and family justice.''
Previous reporting on the spy agency established its focus on what it regards as political radicalism. Beyond JTRIG's targeting of Anonymous, other parts of GCHQ targeted political activists deemed to be ''radical,'' even monitoring the visits of people to the WikiLeaks website. GCHQ also stated in one internal memo that it studied and hacked popular software programs to ''enable police operations'' and gave two examples of cracking decryption software on behalf of the National Technical Assistance Centre, one ''a high profile police case'' and the other a child abuse investigation.
The JTRIG unit of GCHQ is so notable because of its extensive use of propaganda methods and other online tactics of deceit and manipulation. The 2011 report on the organization's operations, published today, summarizes just some of those tactics:
Throughout this report, JTRIG's heavy reliance on its use of behavioral science research (such as psychology) is emphasized as critical to its operations. That includes detailed discussions of how to foster ''obedience'' and ''conformity'':'...'...
In response to inquiries, GCHQ refused to provide on-the-record responses beyond its boilerplate claim that all its activities are lawful.
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FREEDOM OF PANORAMA-EU copyright reform must balance rightholders' and users' interests, say MEPs
Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:21
Forthcoming proposals to reform EU copyright law for the digital era and EU digital single market must protect Europe's cultural diversity and citizens' access to it, whilst striking a fair balance between the rights and interests of rightholders and users, say Legal Affairs Committee MEPs in a non-legislative resolution voted on Tuesday.
"In this report, Parliament recognises that copyright reform is necessary not just to improve the digital single market, but also to promote access to knowledge and information for everyone in Europe. We call on the Commission to consider a wide variety of measures to bring copyright law up to speed with changing realities and improve cross-border access to our cultural diversity", rapporteur Julia Reda (Greens/EFA, DE) said after the vote.
"This report marks a turning point. After decades of introducing new restrictions to protect the material interests of rightholders, this is the strongest demand yet to restore balance in copyright rules and reduce the legal uncertainty that Europeans face when accessing copyrighted works today", she added.
The committee's non-legislative report, assessing the effects of the key piece of EU copyright law, was approved by 23 votes to 2.
Tackling geo-blocking
User access to certain content services is too often denied on geographical grounds, say MEPs, who therefore urge the Commission to propose ways to improve the cross-border accessibility of services and copyrighted content. Geoblocking should not prevent EU member states' cultural minorities from accessing content or services in their own language, they stress.
However, MEPs also stress the importance of territorial licences, particularly for financing audiovisual and film production. Copyright law reform needs to retain territoriality, so as to enable ''each member state to safeguard the fair remuneration principle'', they say. Also, even though copyright inherently implies territoriality, there is no contradiction between territoriality and content portability, the text points out.
MEPs call on the Commission to ensure that any initiative to modernise copyright is preceded by a study of its likely impact on the production, financing and distribution of films and television content, and also on cultural diversity.
A single copyright regime?
When looking at ideas for further harmonising national copyright laws, the Commission should assess the likely impact of a ''single European copyright title'' on jobs and innovation, the interests of authors and rightholders, and the promotion of consumers' access to cultural diversity, say MEPs.
Fair and appropriate remuneration for all rightholders
MEPs acknowledge that creative work needs legal protection and ''fair and appropriate remuneration for all categories of rightholders''. They also call for improvements to the contractual position of authors and performers in relation to other rightholders and intermediaries.
Exceptions and limitations
The Commission should assess whether to include exceptions allowing libraries to lend works in digital formats, such as e-books and scientists to mine text and data, MEPs say.
Member states' differing choices of which optional exceptions to enforce may ''challenge'' the operation of the single market and lead to legal uncertainty, note MEPs. Common rules could therefore be needed for some exceptions and limitations, but differences may also be justified, to allow member states to legislate for their specific cultural and economic interests, they add.
MEPs stress that copyright exceptions and limitations are needed for persons with disabilities and encourage member states to ratify the EU's signature of the Marrakesh Treaty, which aims to facilitate access for the blind and visually impaired to books.
Freedom of panorama
On the ''freedom of panorama'' principle, such as the right to create and share images and photographs of public buildings, the text cautions that the commercial use of such reproductions should require authorization from the rightholder.
Next steps
The text approved by the Legal Affairs Committee still needs to be endorsed by Parliament as a whole. A plenary vote is scheduled for 9 July (tbc).
A proposal to modernise EU copyright law is to be presented by the European Commission by the end of 2015.
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Not Sure What People Mean By 'Triggering?' This Article Is Your One-Stop 101 '-- Everyday Feminism
Sun, 28 Jun 2015 13:55
Source: iStockEditors Note:Like this phenomenal article, Everyday Feminism definitely believes in giving people a heads up about material that might provoke our reader's trauma. However, we use the phrase ''content warning'' instead of ''trigger warning,'' as the word ''trigger'' relies on and evokes violent weaponry imagery. This could be re-traumatizing for folks who have suffered military, police, and other forms of violence. So, while warnings are so necessary and the points in this article are right on, we strongly encourage the term ''content warning'' instead of ''trigger warning.''
Content Warning: This article discusses triggering in detail and mentions common topics of triggering (sexual assault, anxiety, health anxiety, depression, death, non-specific fears and phobias).
I have been susceptible to triggering for about two-and-a-half years.
I developed health anxiety, and whenever I'm exposed to things relating to death and certain illnesses, I suddenly and quite dramatically feel all-encompassing panic spread through my entire body.
Sometimes, it goes away in seconds; at other times, it lingers for weeks, making it difficult to function normally until my mind reaches equilibrium again.
One thing I have noticed since becoming susceptible to triggering is that not many people understand how it works.
This is understandable '' triggering is something that's difficult to comprehend unless you've experienced it yourself. However, I find this lack of understanding problematic for two reasons:
1. It causes unfair judgment toward people who get triggered '' with thoughts along the lines of ''You can't get triggered; nothing terrible has happened to you'' or ''Why would something like that trigger you?'' being common.
2. Even when triggering is met with sympathetic ears, often the owners of said ears don't know how to help.
This article is my attempt to explain the basics of triggering.
While this information is far from exhaustive, I hope it will help to shed a little light on how triggering works and what can be done about it.
What Is Triggering?Triggering occurs when any certain something(a ''trigger'') causes a negative emotional response.
The emotional response can be fear, sadness, panic, flashbacks, and pain, as well as any physical symptoms associated with these emotions (shaking, loss of appetite, fainting, fatigue, and so on).
Triggering can vary in severity, and the most harmful triggering tends to happen when the trigger has been encountered without any prior warning.
What Causes Susceptibility to Triggering?A lot of the time, susceptibility to triggering occurs as a result of a traumatic event;the person is triggered by anything that reminds them of that event.
Sometimes it happens when somebody else (a friend, relative, or celebrity) goes through a traumatic event, and that creates a fear that something similar might happen.
Sometimes, it happens through fears and phobias unrelated to trauma.
And sometimes, it happens for no reason at all.
Regardless of how somebody has become susceptible, being triggered can be just as severe and horrible for anyone.
What Sorts of Things Can Be Triggers?Anything. Absolutely anything.
In the most straightforward of cases,triggers are anything the person can sense that reminds them of the cause of the triggering.
For instance, if a person is sensitive about sexual assault, they might be triggered by seeing somebody who reminds them of an attacker, or by being touched in a certain way, or by seeing news articles that mention sexual assault.
However, due to the completely illogical way in which the mind works sometimes, triggers are often more convoluted than that.
To give a personal example, I am often triggered when I see books by Terry Pratchett. I have been told that his books are fantastic, but I cannot bring myself to read any of them because Pratchett now suffers from Alzheimer's disease.
I have mentioned this particular trigger to friends and family before and have been met with surprise, disbelief, and remarks on how silly I'm being.
As you might imagine, such remarks are not helpful.
How Can I Help?You can help in two general ways: by reducing the risk of triggering, and by aiding recovery when somebody has been triggered.
Here are some things you can do to reduce the risk of triggering:
1. Learn What the Person's Triggers AreSome people will be able to give very accurate and precise information.
The more accurate the information, the better equipped you will be to warn them about potential triggers, help with avoiding them, and ensure that you do not carelessly trigger them yourself.
Other people may not know exactly what triggers them, but even vague information will be more helpful than no information at all.
2. Be a 'Tester'As far as I've seen, many preventable instances of triggering happen when somebody is exposed to media like books or movies.
If somebody susceptible to triggering expresses interest in reading a book or watching a movie that either you or they think might be triggering, you can offer to read/watch it beforehand and talk to them about whether it would be safe for them to read/watch.
3. Look Things Up in AdvanceYou can research different media beforehand to see whether there are any potential triggers.
Checking the plot on Wikipedia is often helpful.
Sometimes, unfortunately, triggering is unavoidable.
If somebody has been triggered, here are a few things you can do to help them recover:
1. Let Them Know That They Can Contact YouThis is a simple gesture and a very important one.
When I have been triggered, there is nothing I find more helpful than talking through my panic with my father, mother, or best friend. All three of these people have made it clear that I can call them whenever I need to.
Knowing I have that lifeline available is extremely reassuring.
Make sure that your loved one understands that they can contact you whenever they need your help.
2. Be Physically Close to ThemClose contact can be very comforting when somebody has been triggered, as it is a reminder that you are there for them.
Depending on how okay the person is with being touched, hugging them, holding their hand, letting them cry on your shoulder, or simply sitting next to them can help.
3.Distract and/or Comfort ThemSometimes talking things through is helpful, but at other times, it is more helpful to try and take the triggered person's mind off what has triggered them.
This can require a bit of a judgment call, but don't be afraid to ask the person whether they would rather talk about it or do something to take their mind off it.
If the person being triggered is experienced in the art of distraction and comforting, they will probably have a collection of distraction/comforting tools, such as comedy movies, crossword puzzles, fun fan fiction, hot beverage equipment, duvets, and cuddly toys (not that I have all of these constantly at the ready, or anything).
They can draw from them when the need arises, and you can stay and enjoy their distraction along with them. Alternatively, suggest your own activity.
4. Don't Be JudgmentalBecause of the weird ways in which triggering can work, it's easy to listen to somebody explaining how they have been triggered and find it silly or stupid.
Dismissing the trigger is just about the worst thing you can do.
Not only is it unhelpful, but it can also make them feel guilty and/or pathetic when they are already emotionally vulnerable.
If you want to help somebody who has been triggered, set those judgments aside and understand that, regardless of what has triggered them, they are suffering and need your help.
5. Don't Beat Yourself Up If You Make a MistakeI remember that once, my dad bought me a beautiful framed painting from a shop in France, inspired by my having previously seen similar paintings and saying I liked them.
Unfortunately, this particular painting had gravestones on it, which triggered me.
I told Dad this, and he said something along the lines of ''I'm so, so sorry.''
I felt like the worst daughter ever for making my father feel bad when he had done something so nice for me.
If you ever find that you have caused triggering-related grief, please don't beat yourself up over it. These incidents happen sometimes, and they cannot always be avoided.
I would instead suggest finding out whether there is anything you can do to help the person feel better, as that would be a far more productive use of both your time and theirs.
***
While many people experience triggering in similar ways, it is important to bear in mind that no two people are the same.
It cannot therefore be assumed that what will help one person will necessarily help everyone.
As such, the best thing you can do to help somebody who struggles with triggering is to learn about their particular situation as best you can, and then give them whatever love and support you are able to give.
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Waco Police Continue Campaign to Keep Us From Knowing What Happened During Waco Biker Gang Massacre - Hit & Run : Reason.com
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 21:33
As I reported at length last week, there is plenty of reason to doubt the official police story of what happened last month at and around the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas where nine people were killed and 18 wounded in a shootout.
Police claim the tragedy was mostly or entirely a result of a melee of crazy biker gangs shooting at each other. Many eyewitnesses insist most of the shooting, wounding, and killing was done by police after one biker shot at another. Objective video or ballistic evidence has still not been released, nor have police told a very convincing story as to why they were surrounding this meeting of a biker political group called the Confederation of Clubs and Independents to begin with.
This week the obfuscation continues, as reported in local TV station KCEN, regarding an attempt by attorney F. Clinton Broden, representing Matthew Clendennen who is suing the city over false arrest, to get video evidence from the Twin Peaks restaurant via subpoena that he insists will exonerate his client . (Clendennen's story is told at length in my story at the above link):
the subpoena was served on Patrick Keating, an attorney with Haynes & Boone in Dallas and the attorney for the Waco Twin Peaks franchisee. Mr. Keating had previously agreed to accept service of the subpoena on behalf of his client and to produce the video in compliance with the subpoena by 9:00 am on June 26, 2015.
The City of Waco moved to quash the subpoena Thursday afternoon, the reason given in the motion, in part, was "release of the information would interfere with the investigation."
According to Broden's press release, the only party that can move to quash a subpoena is the party to whom the subpoena is issued, in this case the Waco Twin Peaks franchisee.
''It is troubling that the City of Waco would go to such lengths to suppress this video,'' said Broden. ''The Waco Police have repeatedly given the public contradictory information about the events at Twin Peaks and have said that the video will support its current version of the facts, yet they have now taken this extraordinary measure to interfere with the subpoena process,'' he added.
Waco police continue a simultaneous quest to learn more themselves about what happened that day, and keep the rest of us from learning anything:
Waco Police issued a separate press release Thursday stating they would not be releasing any additional details about what happened in the months leading up to the shootings between the two biker gangs, the Bandidos and Cossacks, allegedly involved in the shootings.
The press release also stated that Waco Police detectives have been completing search warrants for the cell phones that were confiscated in the incident.
Waco's document calling to quash the subpoena, which states in part that the only evidence Clendennen and his lawyer are legally entitled to has to come from the state itself, the people who illegitimately arrested and are trying to convict his client.
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Controversial autism researcher, Jeff Bradstreet, commits suicide after FDA raid in Buford, authorities say | Gwinnett Daily Post
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 22:42
Dr. Jeff Bradstreet, shown in a Facebook photo speaking at a conference. (Special Photo)
BUFORD '-- Dr. Jeff Bradstreet, an autism researcher hailed as a hero by some, dismissed as a fringe conspiracy theorist by others, is believed to have committed suicide following a visit to his Buford office by federal agents, authorities confirmed Thursday.
Multiple law enforcement officials said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration searched Bradstreet Wellness Center last week. On Monday, plastic sheets covered the windows of the two suites the office takes up in a complex off Commerce Drive, and the doors were locked.
Employees who answered the door said they couldn't give any information, that it was too soon to speculate on how he died. By Wednesday night, some of Bradstreet's supporters were speculating that his death wasn't a suicide, but a conspiracy.
The Rutherford County, N.C. Sheriff's Office says the doctor, 61, of Braselton, was found dead by a fisherman in the Rocky Broad River on Friday afternoon, not far from the lake Bradstreet and his wife often visited on vacation.
''Mr. Bradstreet had a gunshot wound to the chest, which appears to be self inflicted,'' a statement from the office said, adding that the investigation is ongoing.
The FDA has yet to reveal why agents searched the office of the doctor, reportedly a former pastor who has been controversial for well over a decade. Robert Hiser, an assistant special agent in charge with the federal agency's criminal investigations division, referred questions to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Atlanta, which couldn't immediately be reached Thursday.
The Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency aided the FDA with the raid, but director Rick Allen said Thursday he wasn't immediately able to give information on the purpose of the search.
Bradstreet has been criticized for using methods of treating autism that were dismissed by mainstream medical professionals. He has also been blasted for reportedly treating patients for ''mercury toxicity,'' based on the belief that an ingredient in a childhood vaccination caused autism, a theory which the leading voices in medicine say is inaccurate.
As news of his death spread, many of his supporters began posting messages online, saying that he had saved their children's lives, that he was champion for the movement to cure autism. They posted story after story in which his therapies and drugs were successful.
Others, including a man who said he was his brother, called him a martyr for autism and insinuated that the truth about his death wasn't yet known. The man, Thomas Bradstreet, is shown as the creator an online fundraising page, asking for $25,000 from supporters for ''Finding out the TRUTH.''
More than $5,000 had been donated by shortly after noon Thursday.
Jamie Keever, the investigator from the sheriff's office on the case, said he was aware of the theories.
''I've talked to some of those people today,'' he said Thursday. ''I don't know what to say. They have a right to their opinion.''
Efforts to reach the Bradstreet family were not successful this week.
Return to gwinnettdailypost.com for updates.
Dr Richard Matt who claimed vaccines caused autism found dead of apparent suicide | Daily Mail Online
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 22:40
Dr Jeff Bradstreet found dead in an apparent suicide in North CarolinaBradstreet died of what seems to be self-inflicted gunshot wound to chestFound in Rocky Broad River in Chimney Rock on June 19 by a fishermanBradstreet published research based on claim vaccines cause autismThe medical community says such claims have been disprovedUS FDA agents searched his office for reasons unknown before his deathBy Associated Press and Daily Mail Reporter
Published: 22:30 EST, 26 June 2015 | Updated: 13:11 EST, 27 June 2015
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Anti-vaccine Dr Jeff Bradstreet was found dead in an apparent suicide in North Carolina after agents from the US Food and Drug Administration searched his office for reasons unknown.
The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office said in a news release issued this week that Bradstreet, 61, died of what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.
Bradstreet's body was found in the Rocky Broad River in Chimney Rock on June 19 by a fisherman and rescue team divers responded to the scene and recovered a handgun from the river.
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Anti-vaccine Dr Jeff Bradstreet was found dead in an apparent suicide after FDA agents searched his office
Bradstreet published autism research based on the disputed claim that vaccines cause autism (stock photo)
Bradstreet ran the Bradstreet Wellness Center clinic in Buford, Georgia, and published autism research based on the disputed claim vaccines cause autism.
The medical community says such claims have been disproved.
The clinic was raided by agents from the FDA who were receiving assistance from the Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency, the Gwinnet Daily Post reported.
Bradstreet is from Braselton, Georgia.
His body was sent to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for an autopsy on June 23 and the case is still under investigation by the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.
Bradstreet's clinic was raided by FDA agents with assistance from the Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency
His family is raising funds online to investigate his death as some do not believe it was a suicide.
The investigator from the sheriff's office, Jamie Keever, said: 'I've talked to some of those people today.
'I don't know what to say. They have a right to their opinion.'
A GoFundMe page raising money to 'find the answers to the many questions leading up to the death of Dr Bradstreet, including an exhaustive investigation into the possibility of foul play' has already raised more than $15,000.
Fiona O'Leary of Autistic Rights Together [ART], responded to Bradstreet's death and the call for an investigation into his death.
She said: 'While it is very sad to hear of the death of Dr Bradstreet in such tragic circumstances, it is important to consider his position as one of the world's leading practitioners in the field of bio-medical treatments for autism.
'Many of these so called 'treatments' are unlicensed and unproven to be of any benefit to autistic people, indeed many can have serious and dangerous side effects on an individual's health and well being.
'Many supporters of Dr Bradstreet and the bio-medical industry are hailing him as a hero, claiming foul play at the hands of the government, yet the truth is more simple perhaps.
'None of the many so called treatments or cures could ever be substantiated and proven to be effective or beneficial outside of the bio-medicals own propaganda machine.'
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CA SB277 on vaccines moves toward disastrous passage | American Everyman
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 22:38
Posted on April 30, 2015 by willyloman
by Jon Rappoport
California Senate Bill 277 has passed through the Judiciary Committee, and needs another Committee's rubber stamp before it arrives on the Senate floor for debate'--and what looks like a ride into law.
Governor Brown will sign the Bill. Brown has become a standard fool. He's worn out. Whatever interesting ideas he may have entertained in his former ''moonbeam'' incarnation are gone in the wind.
Bill SB277 eliminates the personal belief and religious exemptions from vaccination. It also states that children cannot attend public or private school unless they are vaccinated according to the State's schedule.
Medical exemptions are still allowed, but these won't be easy to come by, because physicians who grant them will be scrutinized and harassed.
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The Strange Story of Dr. Bradstreet, SB277, the FDA and the Struggle Against Mandatory Vaccinations | American Everyman
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 22:38
by Scott Creighton
On June 19th, the Rutherford County sheriff's office received a report from a fisherman who said he spotted a body floating in the Rocky Broad River in Chimney Rock, N.C.
The body was later identified as that of Dr. James Jeffrey Bradstreet of Braselton, Georgia.
The body displayed a single gunshot wound to the chest and divers later recovered a pistol from the river.
Officials immediately declared it ''appears to be'' a suicide but their investigation continues.
This information, reported by Fox Carolina, is just about the sum total of coverage Dr. Bradstreet's death has received from the so-called ''legitimate press''
Let me see if I got this right: a working doctor taking care of patients with autism, which his son also suffers from, decides to kill himself so he travels a hundred miles to some obscure little river in North Carolina where he somehow manages to shoot himself in the chest in a deep enough part of the river that it requires divers to locate the gun that drops out of his hand when he pulls the trigger. Did he swim out there and shoot himself? Was he in a canoe which disappeared after the fact? Did he wade out in the river and shoot himself and linger long enough to toss the weapon out in the deep water as he slumped to his death?
Does anyone think any of those possibilities wouldn't be laughed out of court were the local sheriff's office to present them as the official story of what happened to Dr. Bradstreet?
Or, does it make more sense that someone killed him and transported his body and the murder weapon to some lazy backwoods river a hundred miles away where a search for the missing doctor would never reach and then dumped his body and the murder weapon in such a shoddy way that it resurfaced and was found by some fisherman?
I guess a little more information on Dr. Bradstreet is required at this point. If someone is going to suggest a murder and subsequent cover-up, then one must first examine the potential presence of motive and in this case, the motive might very well be a big one.
Our recent history is littered with accidental deaths and suicides of folks who had the potential to stand in the way of very important agendas.
The story of Aaron Swartz comes to mind. He was one of the founders of Reddit who led the charge against SOPA and CISPA and was very effective doing it. He also hacked into a library at the school he attended in order to release thousands of documents and studies to people on the internet for free. The Justice Department wanted to use that act to prosecute him but the school wasn't really behind the idea and they eventually tried to offer him a 3 month sentence if he simply pleaded guilty so it wouldn't go to trial. He refused. He said knowledge shouldn't be reserved only for the wealthy and that it should belong to the people. He would have won his case and set a precedent in the courts that may very well have changed the way we view education.
Two months before the honey-dipped ''Edward Snowden'' psyop began and one month before hundreds of lobbyists traveled to D.C. to push for the new CISPA (which part of it was finally garnered for them via the new Freedom Act, thanks to ''Edward Snowden'') Aaron Swartz was discovered by NYDP's Special Ops division hanging in his closet, dead from an apparent suicide because, as the official story goes, he couldn't face those 3 months in jail.
The story of Mike Connell also comes to mind. He helped rigged the election of 2004 which kept George Bush, and more importantly, Dick Cheney, in the White House. He's the one Karl Rove supposedly threatened just before he was scheduled to testify in the King Lincoln Bronzeville Neighborhood Association v. Blackwell case in 2008. Supposedly Rove told Connell if he didn't take the fall for the election fraud in Ohio back in 2004, his wife would be prosecuted for some other offense.
On September 22, 2008 Connell was served with a subpoena in the case. On Dec. 19th, 2008, the plane he was piloting crashed on approach at Akron-Canton Airport. He never gave that testimony.
These are just a few. There are more like Vince Foster for example or better still, Dr. Bruce Ivins. You get the picture.
The point is, taking out people who stand in the way of what some view as progress is not something that just happens in the movies. It's real and simply screeching ''conspiracy theorist'' at someone who calls these mysterious and timely deaths into question doesn't work anymore. At least, not like it used to.
And that's what they are doing in the case of Dr. Bradstreet's rather mysterious end.
Over at Autism News they posit the following question: Death of Dr. James Jeffrey Bradstreet '' should we believe the conspiracy theorists?
Only hours after his death, the conspiracy theorists were out in force. Erin Elizabeth on the HealthNut website stated'...
Doubtful News offers more of the same: Anti-vax doctor dead of apparent suicide; conspiracists fired up . They even go so far as to suggest the ''antivax'' crowd's ''paranoia'' is at the heart of this ''conspiracists'' theory:
'There is speculation not only that Bradstreet was murdered but that another alternative practitioners death over the weekend suggests that there is some plot. There is ZERO evidence for this and the paranoia reflects the mentality of the anti-vax crowd who think they are right but everyone is out to get them. Of course the family doesn't help by saying he gave his life for Autism. Will he be thought of as a martyr?!
The influence peddlers always do this. They always attempt to marginalize, early on in any discussion of any questionable event, anyone and everyone who dares to wonder about or discuss the circumstances of the official story in any way that sheds light on flaws in the story. They did this too me 2 weeks after the ''Edward Snowden'' story first broke calling me and a few others ''Edward Snowden Truthers''
The idea is as old as the hills. Frighten people with public shaming into silence regarding whatever issue or event they are researching and writing about. It's institutionalized bullying. Fox News was great at it back in 2002 and early 2003 when they were demonizing anyone who dared raise questions in public about how the various stories justifying the invasion of Iraq kept falling apart. It is as American as apple pie at this point. In fact, our current system of government probably wouldn't survive for very long if it wasn't so widespread and casually accepted as it is.
Funny thing is, when you see this kind of behavior launched so quickly and uniformly across the media spectrum, it should itself raise some red flags.
In this case the vaccine choice crowd is being warned to avoid discussion of any possible other explanation of this mysterious death because they fear they are already being labeled as ''paranoid'' and thus a further marginalization as ''conspiracy theorist'' regarding this certainly wont help their cause.
However, there is good reason to be suspicious, if not just due to the manner in which he supposedly took his own life, but also in the timing of it.
You see, Dr. Bradstreet was a leading advocate for vaccine choice in this country. He was firmly in the camp that believes and with good reason that some of these vaccines being pushed on parents to give their children are not only not necessary but are in fact unnecessarily harmful to kids. Again, he has very good reason to believe that. Like I said before, his own child has autism which Dr. Bradstreet believes was caused by a vaccine he was given at the age of only 15 months or so.
Dr. Bradstreet also treated children with autism through a controversial process of mercury cleansing. Mercury is an additive in some vaccines that many believe to be the cause of autism in these cases.
Upon mention of his death in various social media platforms, a number of people claiming to be parents of children he treated have left messages praising his work. In some cases they claim the effects of the autism have been completely reversed in their children and are thankful for his tireless efforts.
It's hard for me to understand how some people would disregard the odd circumstances surrounding his death when one thinks about how he led his life and how much he seemed to enjoy helping so many children with autism. Had Dr. Bradstreet remained mum on the subject of mercury in vaccines, his passing would have been something that required a good deal more sympathy and national attention. But because he spoke out against something he thought was wrong, something that needlessly endangered a significant number of children for the benefit of Big Pharma.
You see, right now there is something underway in California which Big Pharma is definitely interesting in taking nationwide and that is the mandatory vaccination program they just passed via SB277.
Without getting too deep into it, SB277 is a majorly controversial bill which mandates public and private school students get at current standards, 12 vaccinations before being allowed to enroll. I have covered the unconstitutional mandate a little. I should have done more.
Back in April of this year, the fight was well underway when I started paying attention to it. Thousands of people showed up at the California legislature in order to voice their disapproval of SB277. So many in fact they had to postpone the vote on the legislation they were scheduled to take.
Well, that vote did take place and Big Pharma got what they wanted. Of course it comes in the wake of the clearly staged Disney outbreak, which was also conveniently timed when you think about it.
Here's the timing: The FDA along with the Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency raided Dr. Bradstreet's offices the week before his so-called ''suicide'' which took place sometime around the 19th of this month. His offices could have been raided earlier the same week, which was last week. This week, on Thursday the 25th, six days after his body was found, SB277 goes back for the vote and is approved.
In a sense you have the same storyline developed here that you did with Aaron Swartz.
The Justice Department initiates some form of prosecution or threat of it via the raid which closed down his offices and the target ends up ''committing suicide'' rather than suffer the consequences of that prosecution.
It's the same fucking story.
Dr. Bradstreet was an educated man and a clear, outspoken voice against the vaccine industry which stands to profit to the tune of billions of dollars in California alone with this new mandatory vaccination program they got shoved down the throats of the people of California.
Imagine just how much they will make if it goes nationwide.
That's a lot of money and Bradstreet threatened to get in the way of that much like Swartz did with the telecom industry and the new CISPA they've been dreaming about.
And that's a hell of a motive.
Now that he's gone and there will be no prosecution, they can say they found whatever they want to say they found in his offices. They can claim he was selling child porn from his computers or crack out of his back door. Maybe he secretly worshiped the confederate battle flag if they want to be current or funded ''ISIS'' in Mexico.
The sky's the limit.
But more importantly, with him gone they can now discredit his work in any way they can come up with, perhaps they write an unsigned suicide note in which he declares his work to be a fraud.
Like I said, the sky's the limit.
By getting rid of him, they remove a vocal and believable foil to their nationwide mandatory vaccination ambitions.
By discrediting his work, they can effectively erase his scholarly contributions post mortem, thus diminishing their future effectiveness as well.
There's a motive for you that makes sense. It doesn't involve a doctor swimming out in the middle of a river shooting himself in the chest and it doesn't involve him driving a hundred miles to the middle of nowhere to do it. It also doesn't involve him abandoning his family and patients at a time when they needed him the most.
My theory involves an industry that stands to make billions and trillions of dollars on a product they put out which they know for a fact causes suffering and death in a certain, acceptable, percentage of the CHILDREN they force it on.
You tell me which makes more sense.
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Jeff Bradstreet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 22:37
James Jeffrey "Jeff" Bradstreet (July 6, 1954 '' June 19, 2015), was a controversial American doctor, alternative medicine practitioner, and a former Christian preacher[2] who ran the International Child Development Resource Center in Melbourne, Florida,[3] a medical practice in Buford, Georgia[4] and in Arizona, where he practiced homeopathy.[5]
Education and career[edit]Bradstreet has held a Florida medical license since 1984. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Florida in 1976 in Natural Sciences, where he also went to medical school beginning three years later. His postgraduate research focused on aerospace medicine, and received his training in this field from Wilford Hall Medical Center. He was an adjunct professor of child development and neuroscience at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona.[6]
Vaccines and autism[edit]Bradstreet has published some controversial autism research, which implicates vaccines in the causation thereof, in the fringe journal Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, which is not indexed by PubMed. This research has concluded that autistic children have a higher body burden of mercury,[7] as well as that three autistic children have measles virus RNA in their cerebrospinal fluid.[8] This research was originally presented to the Institute of Medicine before they published their report concluding that the evidence favors rejection of a relationship between vaccines and autism.[9]
Bradstreet treated an autistic child named Colten Snyder (who was one of the test cases in the autism omnibus trial) with chelation therapy. This he did in spite of the fact that, according to Denise Vowell, "The April 29, 2000 hair test for mercury demonstrated a low level of mercury in Colten's hair, but one within the reference range of normal for the laboratory, and one well below the 90th percentile for U.S. children ages six to eight." In addition, Vowell stated, "The more disturbing question is why chelation was performed at all, in view of the normal levels of mercury found in the hair, blood and urine, its apparent lack of efficacy in treating Colten's symptoms, and the adverse side effects it apparently caused."[10] Over an eight-year period, Colten visited Bradstreet's office 160 times.[11]Stephen Barrett has stated, "It appears to me that Bradstreet decides which of his nonstandard theories to apply and records diagnoses that embody them," and describes Bradstreet's mercury provoked tests as "phony".[10]
Alternative autism therapies[edit]In an interview with the Chicago Tribune, Bradstreet defended the use of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) as an autism treatment, saying, "Every kid with autism should have a trial of IVIG if money was not an option and IVIG was abundant."[12] Bradstreet also published some research regarding the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for autism,[13] some of which has concluded that it is ineffective,[14] as well as a paper arguing that autistic children have an increased vulnerability to oxidative stress.[15] Further treatments Bradstreet frequently used on autistic children included Gc-MAF, which he claimed to have treated 600 children with;[16] this was partially supported by parents reporting their gratitude for his treatment of their children.[17] In an article in Autism Science Digest, Bradstreet endorsed stem cell therapy as an autism treatment, writing, "By natural design, the purpose of stem cells in the brain is regulation, healing, and repair. Biologically, therefore, stem cells appear to be better suited to heal the brain than any other current therapy. No matter how challenging the task of repairing the brain may appear to be, case reports have built an argument for supporting the reversibility of autism using immunological interventions."[18]
Personal life and death[edit]Bradstreet was found deceased in Rutherford County, North Carolina in June 2015, after his Buford, Georgia medical office was raided by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).[4][19][20] At the time of his death, he lived in Braselton, Georgia and ran his medical practice in Buford, Georgia.[4]
Bradstreet's son is autistic, which Bradstreet attributed to a vaccination his son was given at age 15 months.[21]
Selected Publications[edit]Siniscalco, D.; Sapone, A.; Giordano, C.; Cirillo, A.; Magistris, L.; Rossi, F.; Fasano, A.; Bradstreet, J. J.; Maione, S.; Antonucci, N. (2013). "Cannabinoid Receptor Type 2, but not Type 1, is Up-Regulated in Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells of Children Affected by Autistic Disorders". Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders43 (11): 2686''95. doi:10.1007/s10803-013-1824-9. PMID 23585028. editSiniscalco, D.; Bradstreet, J. J.; Antonucci, N. (2013). "Therapeutic Role of Hematopoietic Stem Cells in Autism Spectrum Disorder-Related Inflammation". Frontiers in Immunology4: 140. doi:10.3389/fimmu.2013.00140. PMC 3677147. PMID 23772227. editAdams, J. B.; Baral, M.; Geis, E.; Mitchell, J.; Ingram, J.; Hensley, A.; Zappia, I.; Newmark, S.; Gehn, E.; Rubin, R. A.; Mitchell, K.; Bradstreet, J.; El-Dahr, J. (2009). "Safety and efficacy of oral DMSA therapy for children with autism spectrum disorders: Part A - Medical results". BMC Clinical Pharmacology9: 16. doi:10.1186/1472-6904-9-16. PMC 2774660. PMID 19852789. editBradstreet, JJ; Dahr, JE (2004). "Detection of Measles Virus Genomic RNA in Cerebrospinal Fluid of Three Children with Regressive Autism: a Report of Three Cases"(PDF). Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons (Association of American Physicians and Surgeons) 9 (2): 38''45. Retrieved 26 August 2013. References[edit]^Allison, Wes (14 May 2000). "Secretin: miracle drug or a quack remedy?". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved 19 September 2013. ^Allen, Arthur (1 April 2009). "Treating Autism as if Vaccines Caused It". Slate. Slate.com. Retrieved 25 August 2013. ^"In Memory of Jeff Bradstreet". CECIL M. BURTON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY. Retrieved 20 June 2015. ^ abcAlastair Jamieson. "Anti-Vaccine Doctor Jeff Bradstreet Dead in Apparent Suicide". NBC News. Retrieved 27 June 2015. ^""Autism Specialist"Blasted by Omnibus Special Master". Quackwatch. Retrieved 27 June 2015. ^Jeff Bradstreet Curriculum Vitae^Bradstreet, Jeff (Summer 2003). "A Case-Control Study of Mercury Burden in Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders"(PDF). Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons8 (3): 76''79. ^Bradstreet, JJ; Dahr, JE (2004). "Detection of Measles Virus Genomic RNA in Cerebrospinal Fluid of Three Children with Regressive Autism: a Report of Three Cases"(PDF). Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons (Association of American Physicians and Surgeons) 9 (2): 38''45. Retrieved 26 August 2013. ^Immunization Safety Review. Institute of Medicine. 2004. p. 182. ^ abBarrett, Stephen (15 March 2009). ""Autism Specialist" Blasted by Omnibus Special Master". Quackwatch. Retrieved 24 August 2013. ^Offit, Paul (2011). Deadly Choices. Basic Books. p. 102. Retrieved 28 August 2013. ^Tsouderos, Trine; Callahan, Patricia (23 November 2009). "Autism treatment: Science hijacked to support alternative therapies". Chicago Tribune. p. 2. Retrieved 25 August 2013. ^Rossignol, D. A.; Bradstreet, J. J.; Van Dyke, K.; Schneider, C.; Freedenfeld, S. H.; O'Hara, N.; Cave, S.; Buckley, J. A.; Mumper, E. A.; Frye, R. E. (2012). "Hyperbaric oxygen treatment in autism spectrum disorders". Medical Gas Research2 (1): 16. doi:10.1186/2045-9912-2-16. PMC 3472266. PMID 22703610. edit^Granpeesheh, D.; Tarbox, J.; Dixon, D. R.; Wilke, A. E.; Allen, M. S.; Bradstreet, J. J. (2010). "Randomized trial of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for children with autism". Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders4 (2): 268. doi:10.1016/j.rasd.2009.09.014. edit^James, S. J.; Melnyk, S.; Jernigan, S.; Cleves, M. A.; Halsted, C. H.; Wong, D. H.; Cutler, P.; Bock, K.; Boris, M.; Bradstreet, J. J.; Baker, S. M.; Gaylor, D. W. (2006). "Metabolic endophenotype and related genotypes are associated with oxidative stress in children with autism". American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics141B (8): 947. doi:10.1002/ajmg.b.30366. edit^"GcMAF '' the beginning of the end for autism". PRWeb. 8 September 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2013. ^"Dr. James Bradstreet Condolences - Sign the Guest Book - CECIL M. BURTON FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY". CECIL M. BURTON FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY. Retrieved 27 June 2015. ^"Stem cells and autism: one year later"(PDF). Autism Science Digest. Autism One. Retrieved 25 August 2013. ^Joshua Sharpe (June 26, 2015). "Controversial autism researcher, Jeff Bradstreet, commits suicide after FDA raid in Buford, authorities say". Gwinnett Daily Post. Retrieved June 27, 2015. BUFORD '-- Dr. Jeff Bradstreet, an autism researcher hailed as a hero by some, dismissed as a fringe conspiracy theorist by others, is believed to have committed suicide following a visit to his Buford office by federal agents, authorities confirmed Thursday. Multiple law enforcement officials said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration searched Bradstreet Wellness Center last week. ^Heather Carpenter (23 June 2015). "Body located in Rocky Broad River in Chimney Rock identified". FOX Carolina. Retrieved 27 June 2015. ^Olmsted, Dan (28 June 2005). "The Age of Autism: Homeschooled". UPI. Retrieved 25 November 2014. External links[edit]
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Addiction and Control | a.nolen
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 22:50
One of the fun things about blogging is to see how readers respond to my posts. Lately, there's been interest in my writing on narcissism with reference to the ongoing sex education/pedophile scandal around Benjamin Levin, Ontario's one-time deputy education minister, as well as the 2002 scandal around S&M aficionado and *completely unqualified* weapons inspector, Harvey ''Jack'' McGeorge.
McGeorge's and Levin's separate exposures are not isolated events; there are an awful lot of compromised people in influential positions. Remember the 2013 implosions around Tim Giardina, the ''No 2 officer at the military command in charge of all US nuclear war-fighting forces'' and Michael Carey, who was ''in charge of US intercontinental nuclear missiles''? Giardina was fired for being a hopeless gambling addict, and two weeks later Carey lost his plum post for rampant alcohol abuse. Besides that type of sad story, there seems to be a never-ending parade of pedophiles around the BBC, US and UK governments.
It could be that these cases are just a very large number of unfortunate anomalies, however the sheer quantity of them suggests to me *it's possible* that people with exploitable weaknesses are sought out for positions of influence. I'll also point out just how rare some of these weaknesses are: alcohol dependence affects somewhere between 1.7-3.7% of the general population; gambling disorders affect something like 1% of the population; and pedophiles are something below 4%.
I've already written about why I suspect narcissists are recruited for the military and intelligence communities'' their insecurities make them extraordinarily reliable for their controllers. I have no reason to believe that the compromised people involved in all of the cases I mentioned above are unusually 'narcissistic', however they all have shown behaviors which *suggest* addiction problems.
My question for this post is: Are people who suffer from addictions unusually controllable, like people who suffer from excessive narcissism? I'm going to try to answer that by looking at my own experiences and then by looking at what mental health professionals call ''co-dependence''.
As I've stated in other posts: I've never worked for the US military nor the 'intelligence community', but I have worked alongside them and I've fraternized with them. So all of my observations in this post come from my various personal experiences, which I've no way of proving are representative of these communities as a whole, although I suspect that my experiences are not unique.
The military and intelligence communities are unusually tolerant of addiction amongst their own members. The 'get out of jail free' card is 'Post Traumatic Stress Disorder': much behavior is forgiven on the grounds that the individual is suffering from battle stress'' which may be a perfectly humane and reasonable explanation of the bad behavior, but tends to ignore the fact that 1) the person may still be suffering from an addiction and 2) the addiction could have been in place well before any combat experiences.
What do I mean by 'tolerant'? I've seen veteran police officers excuse soldiers' 'buzzed' (i.e. drunk) driving on PTSD grounds on three separate occasions'' three different drivers in three different states. Alcoholism is something that the 'IC' and military seem very willing to turn a blind eye to; there is a culture of heavy drinking in these communities which extends from the grunts all the way to the higher-ups. I've also seen an inexplicable number of professional 'second chances' given out as a result of self-destructive, addiction-related behavior.
Alcoholism isn't the only addiction which is given leeway by the military and 'IC': in my experience there is a pervasive culture in these institutions which considers casual sex 'macho' as long as it's kept away from 'the chain of command'. I'm told that quite a number of recruits join on the expectation that they'll have access to women they'd otherwise not have. Amongst the 'IC' agencies, it's not unheard of for 'office meetings' to be regularly held in strip clubs. Your tax dollars at work.
Sleeping around and haunting strip clubs by themselves are not the same thing as having a sex addiction, but an active sex addict would have more ease fitting in with these crowds than they would most. On the flip side, someone struggling with alcoholism would find it difficult to 'stay on the wagon' in these cultures.
(In the case of the sex addicts, it might be worth remembering that the CIA's personality profiler, John Gittinger, was interested in people who are preoccupied with self-centered sex for control purposes and impersonal sex is a feature of some sex addictions. Readers may also be interested in my post about Kim Philby's views on homosexuality and how the military is particularly attractive to the LGBT community.)
But why would the military and intelligence communities be tolerant of addiction in this way? Surely these organizations have extra incentive to recognize that people with addictions are likely to have judgment problems.
I think one obvious answer is that some of these people are promoted because their addictions would be career-killers if they ever became public'' a sort of built-in fail-safe should the individual ever become unreliable. However, as anybody who has ever managed people knows, negative incentives aren't the best way to get cooperation from your employees, it's better to make them want to work for you. Is there something about the nature of addiction which could make the addict dependent on their patrons/employers?
Time for another anecdote: I was talking with a lifetime member of the military and 'intelligence community' about their job. They expressed a deep dissatisfaction about the things they were asked to do and the reasons they were asked to do them; the person expressed a great deal of pain and disillusionment in this regard. I suggested that it was time to move to the private sector, where their skill set would probably even earn them more money. The individual turned inward at this suggestion, and flippantly said: ''But then I'd have to work for a living.''
There's an ugly side and a pathetic side to that flippant comment. First of all, it's true, many government employees sail through their careers with minimal effort'' that's not just a military or 'IC' thing. However, the individual in question was also struggling with addiction issues which would not be tolerated in the private sector to the extent they are tolerated in the structured, sheltered world of the military'' and the individual knew that. This individual had a relationship with their employer which you could describe as 'co-dependent': the individual did what was asked of them because their employer enabled their addiction(s).
'Co-dependent' is a psychiatric term that I've come to understand as 'a type of person who looks for relationships which help them avoid emotions that they are terrified of feeling''' emotions that would ''annihilate'' them. This means that co-dependent relationships are not love-based, but based on the need to cover up those scary feelings with:
security (financial, physical, etc.)feeling of belonging, worthiness, specialness, 'secret team'enabling of addiction, or feeling that their addiction is 'okay'.Besides better understood addictions such as those to drugs, alcohol and medications, ''enabling of addiction'' includes addictions to sex, power, gambling, pornography, overworking, overeating, spending, exercise/ 'cult of the body' addictions; or 'spiritual' addictions like miracle cures, 'personal empowerment' schemes, religious 'epiphanies', psychics, gurus, cults or other ''emotions for sale''. Co-dependent people want relationships that enable their addiction, or at least that 'don't judge' it.
Bearing 'co-dependence' in mind, I'd like to bring up the case of Tim Giardina and Micheal Carey again. Giardina spent an inordinate amount of time in casinos'' something like 15 hours a week at the Horseshoe Casino in Council Bluffs, Iowa alone. (How many working a.nolen readers have the time to do that?!) He wasn't dropped from his highly sensitive position with the US nuclear arsenal until he was caught faking $500 chips; when this story broke in 2013 Giardina was still insisting that he didn't have a gambling problem.
Carey, previously a 'major general' in the US Air Force, blew his career by getting terribly drunk while on a sensitive mission to Russia, where he did some high-profile wenching and crashed the stage at a bar, 'La Cantina', during a musical act'' despite being barely able to stand. This is how the Air Force describes it:
Maj Gen Carey consumed alcoholic beverages to the extent that it impacted his conduct during briefings, during the banquets, during the tour of the monastery, and on the walk to Red Square for dinner.
Apparently, Carey's drinking began on the flight over to Moscow and continued the whole trip. Personally, if I drank continuously over a flight to Moscow, I'd never disembark. The sad fact is that Carey had been developing his alcohol tolerance over a long time.
Back in 2013 when the cringe-worthy Carey/Giardina details first came out, talking heads used the events to lambast military contractors: ''See! The background checks weren't good enough!'' I suspect these critics represent the 'lifetime spook' contingent who made hay out of Edward Snowden's contracting past. I also suspect that their criticisms are entirely insincere'' key figures from the US nuclear arsenal are just as 'surveilled' as any member of the 'IC', and as Quinn Norton reminds us: ''The IC are some of the most surveilled humans in history.'' I'm 100% confident in my assertion not because of the counterintelligence concerns surrounding the nuclear arsenal'' counterintelligence has never been a high priority amongst US spooks'-- but because there's no way that the powers-that-be would risk putting men in Carey's or Giardina's positions who weren't reliable. They wouldn't want someone in charge of big bombs who might suddenly develop an opinion should an unpopular order come down the pipe. Those guys were watched very closely and their superiors'' the men who got Carey and Giardina appointed'' were entirely aware of the men's weaknesses, though I do accept that the official counterintelligence organs 'in charge' may not have been.
The long and short of it is that co-dependence keeps the co-dependent inside an unhealthy, self-destructive relationship. ''I do this for them, they do this for me and we get along just fine.'' The problem is that there's nothing ''just fine'' if a codependent, say'... runs the US nuclear arsenal according to cue in exchange for support of his gambling addiction. Imagine the dangers which that sort of arrangement entails, especially now that the DoD classes the Founding Fathers as ''extremists''.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, there's a lot of overlap between medical definitions of 'co-dependency', addiction and 'narcissism', the personality disorder I've identified as being useful to exploitative organizations. Tian Dayton, a clinical psychologist, offers this explanation:
A narcissist often prefers to have people around him who behave in such a way as to meet and gratify his own needs or enhance his own vision of himself. If they act separately, have too many of their own points of view or their own opinions they threaten the narcissist's equilibrium.
How does this mirror addiction? The addict is ever absorbed with getting their next fix; that's how they maintain their equilibrium, albeit very dysfunctionally. Their needs come first.
The narcissist also tends to be absorbed in themselves and in meeting their next need and rather unaware and even uncaring of the needs of those around them.
Same with the addict: the needs of those around them have to come second to their meeting their own, often overpowering desire for their next ''fix'' whether it be a drink, drug, food or sexual encounter. Both the narcissist and the addict are first and foremost self absorbed. They come first.
Addiction creates a kind of narcissism. It is constantly preoccupying; it takes a person over body, mind and soul.
Unfortunately, the mental health profession doesn't seem to have a firm handle on 'personality disorders' and it's often unclear where one ends and the next one begins'' I consider the 'cluster B' disorders a good example of this confusion. I believe the inter-relational problems I'm writing about today are as old as humanity and certainly predate more modern world-views like those of clinical psychology; I strongly suspect St. Augustine was talking about the same problems when he addressed the ''bondage'' of sin in Confessions. I will continue to use modern, medical labels for these behaviors in this post, though I doubt very much that they are internally consistent, i.e. where does an addict end and a narcissist begin?
According to Randi Kreger in an article for Psychology Today, substance abuse is prevalent amongst people who suffer from Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD):
People with NPD and BPD [Borderline Personality Disorder] use alcohol and other drugs at astounding rates to kill the pain. Of people with a diagnosis of NPD, during their lifetimes, 64.2% also have a substance abuse disorder (73.5% men; 50.5% women) and 51.1% have alcohol abuse or dependence.
Joseph Burgo muddies the waters even more in an Atlantic article titled Where Narcissism MeetsAddiction:
As Nathanson has noted, a struggle with profound shame lies at the heart of a broad range of addictive behaviors such as over-eating, alcoholism and sexual compulsivity.
In other words, addictive behavior is a defense against unconscious shame.
As I discussed in an earlier article forThe Atlantic narcissism is another way to ward off unconscious shame '' indeed, narcissism is the primary defense against shame.
From what I've read, feelings of shame are what separate narcissists from 'psychopaths''' another slippery psychiatric label. My understanding of this is that a narcissist does feel shame, but they'll run from that feeling by off-loading the cause of the shame onto somebody else. Here's an example: if a more healthy man cheats on his wife, he'll feel shame for 1) having broken his oath, 2) being a poor example to his children, 3) letting down his wife. Hopefully, the negative shame-feeling will trigger introspection and prevent the behavior from happening again'' personal growth.
According to the experts, this won't happen with a narcissist. The narcissist may attribute the shame-feeling to ''enemies telling my wife about the affair'' or may even turn the whole thing on its head and convince himself that it was really his wife who was cheating'... anything to avoid that terrifying feeling of being bad, which once acknowledged 'must be' absolute and irreversible, the narcissist thinks. There's no room for personal growth in a narcissist's world, you're either perfect or a nothing.
If my understanding of what motivates a narcissist is correct, then to be a narcissist is to be backed into a corner by an engulfing fear, it's often described as an ''annihilating'' fear, and this type of fear is something that I'll probably never really understand. If the experts are correct and fear motivates narcissism, then I believe that anyone who takes serious steps to confront that fear and unlearn narcissistic behavior deserves a tremendous amount of respect.
So if narcissism has a lot of overlap with addiction, does it also have overlap with 'co-dependence'? This one is harder to pin down, apparently there is a relationship between co-dependence and narcissism, but there doesn't seem to be much academic work describing that relationship. My hunch is that the blogger from TheRawness has it pinned:
Although narcissists and codependents may seem like opposites on a superficial level, when viewing them from the outside, because they are both filled with toxic shame, they are far more similar than people suspect, in ways that aren't always obvious. As I've said in previous posts, there is a little bit of codependence in every narcissist and a little bit of narcissism in every codependent.
To my mind, this echoes the relationship between the narcissistic cult leader and the narcissistic cult follower. I suspect that what shrinks call ''co-dependent'', ''addiction'' and ''narcissistic'' are really just different views of the same self-defeating behavior. I think that St. Augustine might even be one step ahead of the head-doctors, in that he equates ''sinful'' choices with bondage and slavery, perhaps for reasons that the leaders of the ''intelligence community'' understand very well.
For of a forward will, was a lust made; and a lust served, became custom; and custom not resisted, became necessity. By which links, as it were, joined together (whence I called it a chain) a hard bondage held me enthralled. '' St. Augustine, Confessions.
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New AMA policy favors ending nonmedical vaccine exemptions - Yahoo News UK
Sat, 20 Jun 2015 11:49
CHICAGO (AP) '-- The American Medical Association has adopted policies against nonmedical vaccine refusals and for transgender people in the military.
The nation's largest doctors' group says parents should not be able to refuse to have their kids vaccinated for personal or religious reasons. That's because of the health risks unvaccinated kids pose to others.
At its annual policymaking meeting in Chicago on Monday, the AMA said it would support efforts to end those exemptions in state immunization mandates.
The AMA also adopted a policy saying there's no medically valid reason for the military's ban on transgender service members. And it agreed to organize efforts to create guidelines for assessing whether older physicians remain competent to safely treat patients.
The group has considerable lobbying clout and its positions tend to influence policymakers.
Medical tyranny: California Vaccine (SB277) Bill passes Health Committee
Fri, 19 Jun 2015 15:53
California is going full totalitarian, but is anyone surprised?The state's controversial and tyrannical mandatory vaccine bill has jumped another hurdle on its path to becoming law.
Yesterday, California lawmakers approved the bill, which requires all schoolchildren be vaccinated before being permitted to attend public or PRIVATE schools unless they have a MEDICAL exemption.
That's right: they are not going to allow religious or philosophical/personal belief exemptions to vaccinations any longer if this passes the full Assembly.
From the text of the bill:
(a) As used in this chapter, "governing authority" means the governing board of each school district or the authority of each other private or public institution responsible for the operation and control of the institution or the principal or administrator of each school or institution.
(b) The governing authority shall not unconditionally admit any person as a pupil of any private or public elementary or secondary school, child care center, day nursery, nursery school, family day care home, or development center, unless, prior to his or her first admission to that institution, he or she has been fully immunized.
If you have an unvaccinated school-aged child in California, your only option for education will be homeschooling (which is arguably far better than public indoctrination centers anyway, and likely better than most private schools).If the bill becomes law, California would join Mississippi and West Virginia as the only states with such authoritarian requirements.
How long until other states follow, though? Some think that this law would encourage lawmakers in other states to limit non-medical exemptions too.
Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, one of the bill's authors, said
"SB277 is about freedom. Freedom from deadly, crippling contagions that are now preventable through the science of vaccination."
I don't know about you, but I think this bill is the antithesis of freedom.The bill was approved after five hours of emotional testimony from hundreds of opponents.
From the Associated Press:
Opponents of the legislation say they should have the freedom to decide what's best for their child and that the bill would unfairly deny students a public education.
Assemblyman Jim Patterson, R-Fresno, said he was not convinced that there was a health emergency because of insufficient vaccinations.
"I think that really stretches the facts to the point of really almost being sort of a scare tactic," he said before voting against the bill.
Naturally, those who support the bill cite the Disneyland measles "outbreak" as justification for taking away parental (and children's!) rights - even though measles is a relatively benign disease and the majority of those who contract the illness during "outbreaks" in the US are...vaccinated.Santa Monica pediatrician Dr. Jay Gordon testified against the bill. He sought to separate the bill from the December measles outbreak, noting that all those cases of measles occurred outside a school environment:
"If SB277 had been in place last year, this outbreak would have proceeded in much the same manner," he said.
No matter what you personally think about vaccinations, laws like these set a dangerous precedent.This is a violation of civil and religious freedoms.
It is not moral nor ethical to force people to submit to medical procedures that carry the risk of serious injury or death.
Who owns your body, or those of your children?
The government, it appears.
About the author
Lily Dane is a staff writer forThe Daily Sheeple, where this articlefirst appeared. Her goal is to help people to "Wake the Flock Up!"
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WHO plans emergency meeting as South Korea MERS cases reach 145
Wed, 17 Jun 2015 17:42
(C) Reuters / Kim Hong-Ji
Seven new cases of MERS have been confirmed in South Korea, bringing the total to 145, while thousand's of people have been quarantined. A patient in Slovakia is also being tested, as the WHO has called for an emergency meeting to tackle the outbreak.Four of the new patients in South Korea confirmed on Sunday are believed to have caught the deadly virus after coming into contact with patients at Seoul's Samsung Medical Center, according to the Health and Welfare Ministry.
Another of the victims is believed to have contracted MERS as he drove an infected patient to a hospital. The last two cases have been linked to two separate medical facilities.
Over 4,000 people are currently being kept in quarantine as a precaution, after they were in close contact with potential MERS suffers, since the first case was confirmed on May 20.
So far, 15 people have died in South Korea as a result of the latest MERS outbreak.
This week, experts from a 16-member joint mission from South Korean and World Health Organization (WHO), warned that the outbreak is "large and complex," while more cases should be expected.
The WHO is also urging those people who have possibly been exposed to the virus, not to travel, especially during the incubation period.
Despite the WHO warning, a man in Slovakia has been hospitalized after possibly contracting MERS. Doctors in Bratislava are expecting to receive test results from Prague on Sunday, after testing a 38-year-old South Korean male, a spokeswoman said on Saturday.
Local media claim the patient may have come into contact with the virus, while working as a subcontractor for Kia motors, a Korean car manufacturer, at a factory in the city of Zilina, Slovakia.
Meanwhile, the WHO announced it will hold an emergency meeting on Tuesday to address the outbreak. The conference will provide technical updates on epidemiology and offer advice on future preventative actions in response to the South Korean outbreak, the largest outside Saudi Arabia, where the disease first surfaced in 2012.
MERS comes from the same family of viruses as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) that killed about 800 people worldwide in 2002-2003. There is currently no cure or vaccine for the disease.
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IMF and China Give US Ultimatum
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 14:56
America Becoming Isolated in the Monetary Framework
By JC Collins
In a June 12 press release from the International Monetary Fund it was made clear that the time for the United States to act on the 2010QGR is fast approaching. The IMF has given the US until September 15 to enact the quota and governance reforms as agreed upon back in 2010.
From that date the ''Plan B workaround'' will begin to be implemented and the completion of the steps required to reach the objectives of the 2010QGR will need to be fully implemented by mid-December, 2015. This statement can be interpreted several different ways. The obvious is that the methodology for the ''workaround'' will be implemented by mid-December, but the actual process of completing the reforms will take somewhat longer.
This is to be expected, as things in the international monetary architecture do not happen overnight.
The integration of data reporting standards and macropudential policies amongst the IMF, China, World Bank, BRICS New Development Bank, and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), along with the needed changes to the balance of payments framework (which includes exchange rate adjustments), are heralding in the new multilateral framework which the supra-sovereign international money clearing unit (represented initially by the SDR), will expand and grow upon.
As stated previously, the long-term goal is to transition the SDR from a basket of currencies (like the ECU in the lead up to the euro) to the actual international money clearing unit that was originally intended back in 1944 during Bretton Woods, the bancor.
In the post When Will China End the Dollar Peg, posted back in March, 2015, we reviewed how China will likely widen the managed peg which the renminbi holds against the dollar. In a recent article from Bloomberg, this is exactly what is being suggested and stated that China will do in the lead up to the decision on the SDR.
The inclusion of the RMB to the SDR basket composition is a forgone conclusion at this point. The United Stated does not have the political influence to fight the 2010QGR and the SDR changes. The fact that the other major members of the IMF have signed on to the AIIB is a clear indicator that the US is being isolated on the global monetary field.
All players, including China, are intending to utilize the IMF and SDR. This should be clear by the Chinese push to have the RMB included in the SDR composition, and the acceptance of this eventuality by the IMF.
It is important to point out that the IMF is not a US institution, it is an international monetary institution which the US has dominated through the use of the dollar as the international money clearing unit since 1944. The original intention was to use the bancor as the reserve asset, and trade would be cleared through the International Clearing Union. The US vetoed the use of the bancor and the IMF was created in place of the ICU.
Now the IMF is being re-worked by the rest of the world, including China and BRICS, to act in the original role intended for the ICU, with the SDR acting as the reserve asset for a period of time as the bancor is developed and implemented in the forthcoming years, much like the ECU preceded the euro.
The multilateral transition is progressing as described in detail here on POM. The rumbles of the coming autumn months are loud, and no doubt there will volatility and a few surprises. The ability of the US to grind out further delays will be offset by its need to have the support of the rest of the global community to continue its deficit spending, which will be once again a domestic political hot potato in October. '' JC
From the IMF Press Release:
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) adopted on June 11, 2015, a report to the Board of Governors'--the IMF's highest decision-making body'--on interim steps on quota and governance reform.
In light of continuing delays in the implementation of the 2010 quota and governance reforms (2010 Reforms), the Board of Governors, in February 2015, adopted Resolution No. 70-1, which called on the Executive Board to work expeditiously and to complete its work as soon as possible on interim steps in the key areas covered by the 2010 Reforms, pending their full implementation, and thus to enable the Board of Governors to reach agreement on steps that represent meaningful progress towards the objectives of the 2010 Reforms by June 30, 2015 (see Press Release No. 15/20).1
In its Report, the Executive Board notes that, while progress has been made, the Executive Board has concluded that more time is needed to build the necessary consensus among the membership to complete its work on interim steps. The Report further notes that the Executive Board reiterates its deep disappointment with the continued delay in the effectiveness of the 2010 Reforms, and urges the United States to ratify them as soon as possible. The Report indicates that, if the 2010 Reforms are not ratified by September 15, 2015, the Executive Board will consider prior to end-September which interim solution to pursue and will, building on its ongoing discussions, complete its work on steps that represent meaningful progress towards the objectives of the 2010 Reforms as early as possible and no later than mid-December 2015. The Report notes that the Executive Board will continue to follow the guidance and directions provided by the IMFC and the Board of Governors on all other quota and governance-related matters.
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allAfrica.com: Africa: New Book By Nick Turse - 'Tomorrow's Battlefield: U.S. Proxy Wars and Secret Ops in Africa'
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 22:45
By Abayomi AzikiweForthcoming book explores Washington's escalating war on the continent. The book examines how repeated failed counter-terrorism operations throughout Africa, the Middle East and Asia have led to broader interventions and the promotion of the military and intelligence theorists who concoct these operations.
Author Nick Turse is continuing his research on the increasing role of the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) over the last seven years. These military operations have impacted most countries on the continent through the utilization of military bases, waterways and airspace.
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Although the founding of AFRICOM was ostensibly designed to enhance the national security capabilities of African nation-states coupled with addressing supposed threats to U.S. interests on the continent, just the opposite has taken place.
Instead of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) term "blowback", in which the late Chalmers Johnson wrote on extensively, Turse uses the phrase "blowforward", examining how repeated failed counter-terrorism operations throughout Africa, the Middle East and Asia have led to broader interventions and the promotion of the military and intelligence theorists who concoct these operations.
Since the launching of AFRICOM, instability has increased in Africa. From the ongoing war in Somalia, to the break-up of the Republic of Sudan and the subsequent civil war in the newly-created Republic of South Sudan, to the war against so-called Islamic extremists in Nigeria, Niger, Mali, Cameroon and Chad, these developments have fueled Washington's militarism on the continent.
The defense budget allocations for AFRICOM have increased substantially since the advent of the Obama administration. In many respects this U.S. war in Africa has remained hidden from both domestic and international news coverage often being depicted as targeted Special Forces commando and drone strikes against individual operatives of designated terrorist organizations.
HIDDEN U.S. IMPERIALIST WAR IN AFRICA
Turse writes of this expanding imperialist militarism saying, "For years, the U.S. military has publicly insisted that its efforts in Africa are negligible, intentionally leaving the American people, not to mention most Africans, in the dark about the true size, scale and scope of its operations there. AFRICOM public affairs personnel and commanders have repeatedly claimed no more than a 'light footprint' on the continent."
He goes to note how "They (Pentagon) shrink from talk of camps and outposts, claiming to have just one base anywhere in Africa: Camp Lemonnier in the tiny nation of Djibouti. They don't like to talk about military operations. They offer detailed information about only a tiny fraction of their training exercises. They refuse to disclose the locations where personnel have been stationed or even counts of the countries involved."
For example earlier this year in January an operation dubbed "Silent Quest 15-1" took place at the MacDill Air force base in Tampa, Florida. Pentagon forces led by the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) in conjunction with 12 other states including Canada, Denmark, Germany, Norway and France, carried out exercises which planned for military operations against what was labelled as a war against the fictional "Islamic State of Africa."
Turse recounts a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing where AFRICOM Commander David Rodriguez was the principal speaker, where the Pentagon presented an open-ended strategy for military interventions in Africa. The spending for such operations seem limitless since there is no real public debate surrounding these imperialist aims.
The author quotes Rodriguez when he says "Transregional terrorists and criminal networks continue to adapt and expand aggressively. Al-Shabab has broadened its operations to conduct, or attempt to conduct, asymmetric attacks against Uganda, Ethiopia, Djibouti, and especially Kenya. Libya-based threats are growing rapidly, including an expanding ISIL presence... Boko Haram threatens the ability of the Nigerian government to provide security and basic services in large portions of the northeast."
Nonetheless, Turse stresses that "Despite the grim outcomes since the American military began 'pivoting' to Africa after 9/11, the U.S. recently signed an agreement designed to keep its troops based on the continent until almost midcentury."
Some of the statistics related to these expanding U.S. military operations indicate that "In 2013, the combined total of all U.S. activities on the continent reached 546, an average of more than one mission per day. Last year, that number leapt to 674. In other words, U.S. troops were carrying out almost two operations, exercises, or activities -- from drone strikes to counterinsurgency instruction, intelligence gathering to marksmanship training -- somewhere in Africa every day. This represents an enormous increase from the 172 missions, activities, programs, and exercises that AFRICOM inherited from other geographic commands when it began operations in 2008."
HORN OF AFRICA BASE EXPANDS OPERATIONS
AFRICOM's main camp in Djibouti at Lemonneir is being expanded to enhance its operations in neighboring Somalia and to prepare for other potential missions in Libya, Sudan, Kenya and Egypt. Also across the Red Sea in Yemen, the Saudi Arabian and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) led war on the Ansurallah Movement is being supported and coordinated through intelligence by Washington.
The book illustrates the contrasts in U.S. policy with that of China's which emphasizes infrastructural and scientific developments as opposed to militarism. Africa needs genuine partnership with the international community based on mutual interests as opposed to neo-colonial schemes to extend western domination.
Only a revolutionary movement emanating from the continent in alliance with anti-imperialist forces in the West can reverse the current trajectory of destabilization which has characterized the situation in Africa. This book provides a useful tool for those who recognize that this burgeoning war must be stopped for the benefit of Africa as well as oppressed and working people around the world.
Abayomi Azikiwe is Editor, Pan-African News Wire.
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14 gangs busted for smuggling frozen meat - Chinadaily.com.cn
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 20:19
By HE NA(China Daily)Updated: 2015-06-24 06:32:01
A warehouse storing smuggled frozen meat has been seized in Shenzhou, South China's Guangdong province in this file photo. Photo taken on April 15, 2015. [Photo/IC]
Fourteen gangs involved in the smuggling of frozen meat products that pose huge health risks have been hunted down and the products seized in a recent crackdown, the General Administration of Customs said.Customs officials sealed more than 100,000 metric tons of smuggled frozen meat worth up to 3 billion yuan ($483 million), including frozen chicken wings, beef and pork, the administration said.
The crackdown took place in June in 14 provinces and regions.
The Changsha Administration of Customs in Hunan province broke up two gangs with 20 members suspected of smuggling frozen meat products on June 1 and seized 800 tons of products worth more than 10 million yuan.
It is the largest case involving smuggled frozen meat products in the province's history.
"The products fully filled an entire compartment. It was smelly, and I nearly threw up when I opened the door," said Zhang Tao, an administration official.
According to Yang Bo, deputy director of the Anti-Smuggling Bureau of the Changsha Administration of Customs, smuggled meat products are not inspected, and this is unsafe because people may get life-threatening illnesses if they eat products that have bacteria and viruses such as bird flu or foot-and-mouth disease.
Yang said another problem with smuggled meat is that much of it has expired.
Officers from the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region's Administration of Customs found that some of the confiscated smuggled frozen meat is far older than the given expiration dates suggest, with some being more than 40 years old.
Experts say that as long as frozen meat shows no signs of thawing, customers can't tell fresh meat from bad meat that is decades old.
When smuggled meat is moved under poor conditions or repeatedly thawed¼or even refrozen after the meat has already gone bad¼the threat it poses will be especially serious.
Changsha customs said that high profits have already spurred the creation of an extensive supply chain.
Smugglers generally purchase meat for very low prices from foreign countries, and then have it delivered to Hong Kong in refrigerated containers.
The products will then be moved to the mainland via Vietnam, with smugglers hiring residents of border areas to move the products to Chinese border cities and then on to Changsha before the products are transported to sites around the country.
"To save costs, smugglers often hire ordinary vehicles instead of refrigerated ones. So the meat has often thawed out several times before reaching customers," said Yang, deputy director of the anti-smuggling bureau.
The boom in sales of agricultural products on Internet platforms also assists smugglers.
Experts called for the establishment of a nationwide supervision network and enhanced controls in border regions to prevent the products from entering China.
Xinhua contributed to this story.
Über sources
French taxis strike after weeks of rising tension over Uber
Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:57
French taxis strike after weeks of rising tension over UberHTTP/1.1 200 OK Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:57:46 GMT Server: Apache Vary: Accept-Encoding Content-Encoding: gzip Transfer-Encoding: chunked Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8
3 hours ago by By Lori HinnantA Paris cab parks during a blockade by taxi drivers in Paris, Thursday, June 25, 2015 in Paris. French taxis are on strike around the country, snarling traffic in major cities and slowing access to Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport after weeks of rising and sometimes violent tensions over Uber. (AP Photo/Bertrand Combaldieu) French taxis went on a nationwide strike Thursday, snarling traffic in major cities after weeks of rising and sometimes violent tensions over Uber. Travelers hoping to catch a flight walked alongside the highway, rolling their bags behind them, as riot police fired tear gas canisters to hold back some strikers.
Despite repeated rulings outlawing Uber's lowest-cost service, its drivers continue to ply French roads and the American company is actively recruiting.
Uber's more expensive livery service is still legal but a source of intense frustration for taxi drivers, who pay tens of thousands of euros (dollars) for their medallions and who face customer complaints that they are being resistant to changes such as credit cards and geolocation.
Taxi drivers complain that Uber unfairly undercuts them and in recent weeks nearly 100 Uber drivers have been attacked, sometimes while carrying customers. In one case, a taxi passenger was left with a broken face and black eye after he praised Uber.
The government, meanwhile, said nearly 500 legal cases have been filed across France involving complaints about UberPop. The officials reiterated concerns about safety of passengers, insisting they are not protected in case of an accident by an UberPop driver.
"The economy is not the law of the jungle," Claude Bartolone, head of France's National Assembly, told BFM television.
Strikers darted by the dozens onto Paris' ring road near a main entrance to the city, then dashed away as riot police tried to catch them. Liberation newspaper's deputy director, Johan Hufnagel, said taxi drivers attacked one photographer.
Taxis gather at a major entrance of Paris, Thursday, June 25, 2015 in Paris. French taxis are on strike around the country, snarling traffic in major cities and slowing access to Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport after weeks of rising and sometimes violent tensions over Uber. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Images from around the city captured a sense of the taxis' rage, with an Uber-style livery car overturned, others with tires slashed and windshields covered with a web of cracks.
At the airports, police were checking entering cars in hopes of avoiding more violence.
Fast-moving technological innovations such as smartphone apps have given the French government headaches when it comes to adapting national laws. And in France, where unemployment rate is in the double-digits'--and far higher among young men and unskilled workers'--many of the jobless are looking for economic opportunities where they can find them.
Even Interior Ministry officials admit the emergence of Uber and similar services'--which can feature perks such as free bottled water for customers and polite, door-opening drivers, not to mention the chance to pay by credit card'--have created a competitive market that has forced changes in the taxi industry.
A taxi driver waves a French flag with inscription reading "Uber, here it's France" during a demonstration in Paris, Thursday, June 25, 2015 in Paris. French taxis are on strike around the country, snarling traffic in major cities and slowing access to Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport after weeks of rising and sometimes violent tensions over Uber. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Directly addressing a leading complaint of the taxi drivers'--that authorities are not doing enough to apply the new law'--the ministry officials emphasized that it will take time to implement the law fully. They said authorities have seized vehicles of UberPop drivers, and pointed to one case in which one driver received a suspended 15-day prison sentence for illegal exercise of a profession.
Serge Metz CEO of the G7 taxi service acknowledged room for improvement, especially in terms of quality of service that taxis offer, but said unfair competition was making drivers' lives impossible.
"This is the first time we've had a multinational so cynical that, in every country where it operates, flouts the laws in place and lobbies with an army of lawyers and lobbyists to change the laws to suit its activity," Metz said.
A taxi driver walks past a cab with a poster reading "Uber go out" during a demonstration in Paris, Thursday, June 25, 2015 in Paris. French taxis are on strike around the country, snarling traffic in major cities and slowing access to Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport after weeks of rising and sometimes violent tensions over Uber. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
A taxi driver walks past a cab with a poster reading "Uber go out" during a demonstration in Paris, Thursday, June 25, 2015 in Paris. French taxis are on strike around the country, snarling traffic in major cities and slowing access to Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport after weeks of rising and sometimes violent tensions over Uber. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Paris taxi drivers gather near a van with posters reading "Uber get out" during a taxi drivers demonstration in Paris, Thursday, June 25, 2015 in Paris. French taxis are on strike around the country, snarling traffic in major cities and slowing access to Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport after weeks of rising and sometimes violent tensions over Uber. (AP Photo/Bertrand Combaldieu)
Riot police officers detain a protestor during a taxi drivers demonstration in Paris, Thursday, June 25, 2015 in Paris. French taxis are on strike around the country, snarling traffic in major cities and slowing access to Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport after weeks of rising and sometimes violent tensions over Uber. (AP Photo/Bertrand Combaldieu)
A Paris cab with posters reading " Uber get out", (Uber d(C)gage), parks during a blockade by taxi drivers in Paris, Thursday, June 25, 2015 in Paris. French taxis are on strike around the country, snarling traffic in major cities and slowing access to Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport after weeks of rising and sometimes violent tensions over Uber. (AP Photo/Bertrand Combaldieu)
A van with posters reading "Uber get out" 5Uber D(C)gag(C)) and other anti Uber slogans during a taxi drivers demonstration in Paris, Thursday, June 25, 2015 in Paris. French taxis are on strike around the country, snarling traffic in major cities and slowing access to Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport after weeks of rising and sometimes violent tensions over Uber. (AP Photo/Bertrand Combaldieu)
Explore further:Dutch threaten UberPOP with million-euro fine
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French taxis strike after weeks of rising tension over UberHTTP/1.1 200 OK Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:57:46 GMT Server: Apache Vary: Accept-Encoding Content-Encoding: gzip Transfer-Encoding: chunked Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8
3 hours ago by By Lori HinnantA Paris cab parks during a blockade by taxi drivers in Paris, Thursday, June 25, 2015 in Paris. French taxis are on strike around the country, snarling traffic in major cities and slowing access to Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport after weeks of rising and sometimes violent tensions over Uber. (AP Photo/Bertrand Combaldieu)
French taxis went on a nationwide strike Thursday, snarling traffic in major cities after weeks of rising and sometimes violent tensions over Uber. Travelers hoping to catch a flight walked alongside the highway, rolling their bags behind them, as riot police fired tear gas canisters to hold back some strikers.
Despite repeated rulings outlawing Uber's lowest-cost service, its drivers continue to ply French roads and the American company is actively recruiting.
Uber's more expensive livery service is still legal but a source of intense frustration for taxi drivers, who pay tens of thousands of euros (dollars) for their medallions and who face customer complaints that they are being resistant to changes such as credit cards and geolocation.
Taxi drivers complain that Uber unfairly undercuts them and in recent weeks nearly 100 Uber drivers have been attacked, sometimes while carrying customers. In one case, a taxi passenger was left with a broken face and black eye after he praised Uber.
The government, meanwhile, said nearly 500 legal cases have been filed across France involving complaints about UberPop. The officials reiterated concerns about safety of passengers, insisting they are not protected in case of an accident by an UberPop driver.
"The economy is not the law of the jungle," Claude Bartolone, head of France's National Assembly, told BFM television.
Strikers darted by the dozens onto Paris' ring road near a main entrance to the city, then dashed away as riot police tried to catch them. Liberation newspaper's deputy director, Johan Hufnagel, said taxi drivers attacked one photographer.
Taxis gather at a major entrance of Paris, Thursday, June 25, 2015 in Paris. French taxis are on strike around the country, snarling traffic in major cities and slowing access to Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport after weeks of rising and sometimes violent tensions over Uber. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Images from around the city captured a sense of the taxis' rage, with an Uber-style livery car overturned, others with tires slashed and windshields covered with a web of cracks.
At the airports, police were checking entering cars in hopes of avoiding more violence.
Fast-moving technological innovations such as smartphone apps have given the French government headaches when it comes to adapting national laws. And in France, where unemployment rate is in the double-digits'--and far higher among young men and unskilled workers'--many of the jobless are looking for economic opportunities where they can find them.
Even Interior Ministry officials admit the emergence of Uber and similar services'--which can feature perks such as free bottled water for customers and polite, door-opening drivers, not to mention the chance to pay by credit card'--have created a competitive market that has forced changes in the taxi industry.
A taxi driver waves a French flag with inscription reading "Uber, here it's France" during a demonstration in Paris, Thursday, June 25, 2015 in Paris. French taxis are on strike around the country, snarling traffic in major cities and slowing access to Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport after weeks of rising and sometimes violent tensions over Uber. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Directly addressing a leading complaint of the taxi drivers'--that authorities are not doing enough to apply the new law'--the ministry officials emphasized that it will take time to implement the law fully. They said authorities have seized vehicles of UberPop drivers, and pointed to one case in which one driver received a suspended 15-day prison sentence for illegal exercise of a profession.
Serge Metz CEO of the G7 taxi service acknowledged room for improvement, especially in terms of quality of service that taxis offer, but said unfair competition was making drivers' lives impossible.
"This is the first time we've had a multinational so cynical that, in every country where it operates, flouts the laws in place and lobbies with an army of lawyers and lobbyists to change the laws to suit its activity," Metz said.
A taxi driver walks past a cab with a poster reading "Uber go out" during a demonstration in Paris, Thursday, June 25, 2015 in Paris. French taxis are on strike around the country, snarling traffic in major cities and slowing access to Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport after weeks of rising and sometimes violent tensions over Uber. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
A taxi driver walks past a cab with a poster reading "Uber go out" during a demonstration in Paris, Thursday, June 25, 2015 in Paris. French taxis are on strike around the country, snarling traffic in major cities and slowing access to Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport after weeks of rising and sometimes violent tensions over Uber. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Paris taxi drivers gather near a van with posters reading "Uber get out" during a taxi drivers demonstration in Paris, Thursday, June 25, 2015 in Paris. French taxis are on strike around the country, snarling traffic in major cities and slowing access to Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport after weeks of rising and sometimes violent tensions over Uber. (AP Photo/Bertrand Combaldieu)
Riot police officers detain a protestor during a taxi drivers demonstration in Paris, Thursday, June 25, 2015 in Paris. French taxis are on strike around the country, snarling traffic in major cities and slowing access to Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport after weeks of rising and sometimes violent tensions over Uber. (AP Photo/Bertrand Combaldieu)
A Paris cab with posters reading " Uber get out", (Uber d(C)gage), parks during a blockade by taxi drivers in Paris, Thursday, June 25, 2015 in Paris. French taxis are on strike around the country, snarling traffic in major cities and slowing access to Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport after weeks of rising and sometimes violent tensions over Uber. (AP Photo/Bertrand Combaldieu)
A van with posters reading "Uber get out" 5Uber D(C)gag(C)) and other anti Uber slogans during a taxi drivers demonstration in Paris, Thursday, June 25, 2015 in Paris. French taxis are on strike around the country, snarling traffic in major cities and slowing access to Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport after weeks of rising and sometimes violent tensions over Uber. (AP Photo/Bertrand Combaldieu)
Explore further:Dutch threaten UberPOP with million-euro fine
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War on Crazy
Text - H.R.2546 - 114th Congress (2015-2016): Firearm Risk Protection Act of 2015 | Congress.gov | Library of Congress
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:41
H. R. 2546
To prohibit the sale of a firearm to, and the purchase of a firearm by, a person who is not covered by appropriate liability insurance coverage.
Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney of New York (for herself, Mr. Lynch, Ms. Tsongas, Mr. Grijalva, and Ms. Clark of Massachusetts) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To prohibit the sale of a firearm to, and the purchase of a firearm by, a person who is not covered by appropriate liability insurance coverage.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,SECTION 1.Short title.
This Act may be cited as the ''Firearm Risk Protection Act of 2015''.
SEC. 2.Prohibitions on sale of firearm to, and purchase of firearm by, a person not covered by appropriate liability insurance.
(a) Prohibitions.'--Section 922 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
''(aa)(1)(A)(i) It shall be unlawful for a person to purchase a firearm unless, at the time of the purchase, the purchaser presents to the seller proof that the purchaser is covered by a qualified liability insurance policy.
''(ii) It shall be unlawful for a person to sell a firearm unless, at the time of the sale, the seller verifies that the purchaser is covered by a qualified liability insurance policy.
''(iii) It shall be unlawful for a person who owns a firearm purchased on or after the effective date of this subsection not to be covered by a qualified liability insurance policy.
''(B) Subparagraph (A) shall not apply to the purchase or sale of a firearm for the use of the United States or any department or agency of the United States, or any State or any department, agency, or political subdivision of a State.
''(2) In paragraph (1), the term 'qualified liability insurance policy' means, with respect to the purchaser of a firearm, a policy that'--
''(A) provides liability insurance covering the purchaser specifically for losses resulting from use of the firearm while it is owned by the purchaser; and
''(B) is issued by an insurer licensed or authorized to provide the coverage by the State insurance regulatory authority for the State in which the purchaser resides.''.
(b) Penalty.'--Section 924 of such title is amended by adding at the end the following:
''(q) Whoever violates section 922(aa) shall be fined not more than $10,000.''.
(c) Effective date.'--The amendments made by this section shall apply to conduct engaged in after the 180-day period that begins with the date of the enactment of this Act.
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Pentagon hopes single service provider will deliver
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:43
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Pentagon hopes single service provider will deliverBy Sean LyngaasJun 25, 2015Pentagon officials hope an ongoing transition to a single service provider for department IT services will yield benefits in efficiency and scale.
''Standardizing IT infrastructures will enable end-to-end network and security posture and improve operational coordination across departments and geographies,'' Greg Garcia, the Army's Information Technology Agency (ITA) executive director, declared in a statement.
The consolidation is an effort to cut out redundancies in how the Pentagon delivers IT services across its vast bureaucracy. After a months-long study of the IT costs of the Pentagon Reservation and National Capital Region, a memo from Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work made the single service provider (SSP) policy official in May. The consolidation brings together ITA and another service provider, the Enterprise Information Technology Service Division, under a joint office led by the Defense Information Systems Agency.
Dave Gwyn, vice president of federal sales at Nutanix, called the establishment of an SSP ''fantastic news'' for his virtualization firm's business with the Pentagon. He added that it makes sense to ''take those two service providers, make them into DISA-subordinate commands and have kind of the triad of the three of them figure out how they're going to work together.'''
Lt. Gen. Mark Bowman, a top cyber official on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said this week that the move to a single service provider could save the Pentagon money by better organizing IT contracts, while Garcia touted the new SSP as a ''single point of contact'' for Pentagon customers' common IT needs.
Garcia's statement laid out a timeline for implementing the new SSP policy, with ''initial operating capability'' of the joint office set for next month, and ''full operating capability'' slated for October 2016.
About the Author
Sean Lyngaas is an FCW staff writer covering defense, cybersecurity and intelligence issues. Follow him on Twitter: @snlyngaas
Study tackles DOD acquisition riddle -- FCW
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 22:11
Acquisition
Study tackles DOD acquisition riddleBy Sean LyngaasJun 26, 2015Use all funding options to get new technologies to soldiers faster. That is one of the key recommendations to emerge from an 18-month study of innovation at the Defense Department done by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Standing in the way of more rapid technology deployment is a lumbering DOD acquisition process that lawmakers and defense officials are trying to speed up. Frank Kendall, the Pentagon's top acquisition official, has made the issue an integral part of his latest bid to reform the acquisition system.
The question is how it gets done. The CSIS report recommends expanding mechanisms such as the Rapid Innovation Fund and Joint Capabilities Technology Demonstrations, and learning from wartime experiences in which the Pentagon has accepted more risk for the sake of deploying urgent operational capabilities.
There are still ''many barriers to entry'' into the acquisition process for non-traditional firms, Andrew Hunter, a CSIS senior fellow, said at a June 26 event rolling out the report (go here for an abridged version). Hunter should know: he worked closely with Kendall on acquisition reform as director of the Joint Rapid Acquisition Cell until last fall.
In an interview after the event, Hunter expressed optimism that the latest acquisition guidance '' known as Better Buying Power 3.0 '' will help shore up the Pentagon's technological edge, which officials say is eroding.
One reason for his optimism, he said, is BBP 3.0's promotion of open systems architecture. ''However much we can change our mindset and become more comfortable with throw-away technologies '... it's never all going to be throw-away,'' Hunter told FCW. ''So this ability to constantly update, modify, incorporate new technologies fairly quickly '' that's the key, that's fundamental.''
The report also recommends making greater use of demonstration projects to prove the worth of outside innovation because, as Hunter put it, ''seeing is believing, particularly, in many cases, for DOD.''
The study comes as Pentagon officials from Secretary Ashton Carter on down have looked beyond traditional Beltway contractors for innovative ideas.
Arun Seraphin, a Senate Armed Services Committee staff member, said at the CSIS event that while there was much speculation about how Silicon Valley would receive Carter's speech there, he worried ''whether anyone paid attention in the government.'' Creating awareness across the bureaucracy of innovation that is happening at the Pentagon itself is a challenge, Hunter agreed.
Congress has a central role in trying to make the acquisition system more flexible, Seraphin said, while noting that lawmakers may now be unusually poised to accept the risk that comes with innovating. ''I do detect, after this many years of working on the Hill, that there is some willingness to take a little bit of risk,'' he said.
About the Author
Sean Lyngaas is an FCW staff writer covering defense, cybersecurity and intelligence issues. Follow him on Twitter: @snlyngaas
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Navy paying millions for Windows XP, other dated products
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:44
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Navy paying millions for Windows XP, other dated productsBy Sean LyngaasJun 25, 2015The Navy has awarded a $9.1 million contract to Microsoft to support dated products such as Windows XP, which the software firm stopped providing updates for more than a year ago. The award raises the specter of federal agencies grappling with legacy systems and procuring products that the private sector ditched long ago.
''The Navy relies on a number of legacy applications and programs that are reliant on legacy Windows products,'' Steven Davis, a spokesman for the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, which awarded the contract, told IDG News. ''Until those applications and programs are modernized or phased out, this continuity of services is required to maintain operational effectiveness.''
The contract could ultimately run through 2017 and be worth an estimated $30.8 million.
Bob Gourley, a Navy veteran and former chief technology officer of the Defense Intelligence Agency, expressed bewilderment at the award. ''I am so embarrassed in my Navy,'' he wrote on his Facebook page. ''I love you guys, but XP? Really? You were supposed to be getting rid of that!''
About the Author
Sean Lyngaas is an FCW staff writer covering defense, cybersecurity and intelligence issues. Follow him on Twitter: @snlyngaas
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House passes check on Internet transition, multiple DHS measures
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 14:46
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House passes check on Internet transition, multiple DHS measuresBy Adam MazmanianJun 23, 2015The plan to transition a key Internet architecture function out of federal control will get a modest check by Congress if the Dotcom Act is passed into law. The bill cleared one hurdle on June 23, passing the House of Representatives by a vote of 378-25.
The bill would give Congress 30 legislative days to review any proposal to devolve the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority contract to a new organization proposed by international stakeholders acting under the auspices of the non-profit Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.
The IANA function is essentially the address book of the Internet, mapping numerical nodes to web addresses. Many have concerns that if the U.S. doesn't handle this key function, the basic architecture of the global Internet could become subject to governance by countries without strong traditions of freedom of expression, or by the International Telecommunication Agency at the United Nations. The bill also requires the National Telecommunications and Information Agency to extend the current IANA contract while deliberations continue -- something that was expected to happen with or without legislation.
The bill's sponsor, Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.), said the review period gives Congress a chance to consult with experts on a proposed transition scheme. "If... we find that ICANN and/or its proposals [don't] adequately protect the free and open Internet, Congress can then take action to either completely stop the transfer or require more safeguards be put in place," Shimkus said on the House floor. "We get one bite at the apple on this and we have to make sure it's done correctly."
DHS updatesThe House also passed a slate of measures designed to improve management and operations at the Department of Homeland Security:
The DHS Interoperable Communications Act, already passed by the Senate, passed the House on June 23 on a voice vote. It requires the agency to develop a strategy for improving radio communications among components. The strategy is intended to cover day-to-day operations, emergencies and planned special events that require the cooperation of multiple DHS components. According to a 2012 report by the DHS Inspector General, about $430 million worth of DHS radios could not connect different DHS components, due to poor governance and a lack of interoperability requirements.The DHS IT Duplication Reduction Act of 2015 requires the CIO of the agency to take an internal census of IT systems, report on whether systems are duplicative, and come up with a strategy for reducing the number of such systems. The bill was sponsored by freshman Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) who serves on the Homeland Security Committee and chairs the IT Subcommittee on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. The measure passed on a voice vote.To counter the threat potentially posed by unmanned aircraft, the Homeland Security Drone Assessment and Analysis Act seeks new policies from DHS, in conjunction with other departments. Specifically, the legislation seeks policies on deterring or mitigating the risks posed by an attack from a small- to medium-sized drone. Under the bill, DHS would share anti-drone attack strategies with state, local and tribal authorities. The measure passed on a voice vote.The DHS Paid Administrative Leave Accountability Act of 2015 places new controls and oversight on leave taken by personnel. The bill tasks the Chief Human Capital Officer at DHS with monitoring employees on administrative leave for six months or longer. Lawmakers want DHS to end the practice of extending paid leave to employees with personnel issues, which was brought to light in an October 2014 GAO report. The bill passed on a voice vote.The Federally Funded Research and Development Sunshine Act of 2015 gives Congress new visibility into research projects being conducted under the Federally Funded Research and Development Centers at DHS. The bill requires the agency to give Congress a list of ongoing and concluded projects at FFRDCs. Currently the Science and Technology Directorate at DHS is under no obligation to inform Congress about ongoing research. The bill passed on a voice vote.The Department of Homeland Security Headquarters Consolidation Accountability Act provides measures for oversight of the development of a planned DHS headquarters campus for the agency in Washington, D.C. It passed on a voice vote.About the Author
Adam Mazmanian is FCW's senior staff writer, and covers Congress, health IT and governmentwide IT policy. Connect with him on Twitter: @thisismaz.
Save Domain Privacy: Respect our privacy. Don't expose WHOIS data.
Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:30
What's HappeningUnder new guidelines proposed by MarkMonitor and others who represent the same industries that backed SOPA, domain holders with sites associated to "commercial activity" will no longer be able to protect their private information with WHOIS protection services. "Commercial activity" casts a wide net, which means that a vast number of domain holders will be affected. Your privacy provider could be forced to publish your contact data in WHOIS or even give it out to anyone who complains about your website, without due process. Why should a small business owner have to publicize her home address just to have a website?
We think your privacy should be protected, regardless of whether your website is personal or commercial, and your confidential info should not be revealed without due process. If you agree, it's time to tell ICANN.
To view the new proposed rules, visit: Privacy & Proxy Services Accreditation Issues Policy.
"No WHOIS privacy provider wants their service to be used to conceal illegal activity, and the vast majority of domain owners are not criminals. Using a WHOIS privacy service is no more suspicious than having an unlisted phone number. These new proposed rules would wreak havoc on our right to privacy online. ICANN is moving quickly, so we should too '' contact them today and tell them to respect our privacy."
Richard Kirkendall, Namecheap CEO & Founder"Domain name privacy protects us from spammers and enables freedom of speech. We've got to protect it."
Holmes Wilson, Co-founder, Fight for the Future"Some IP rightsholders and law enforcement authorities would like to use ICANN to shortcut the due process of law and other domestic legal safeguards. The weakening of WHOIS privacy services is an example of this, and that's why we're speaking up to defend the privacy of domain owners."
Jeremy Malcolm, Senior Global Policy Analyst, Electronic Frontier Foundation* Who is ICANN? The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. They coordinate everything related to domains. Read more about their mission and goals here.
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Got Chrome? Google Just Silently Downloaded This Onto Your Computer | We Are Change
Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:29
By Alec CopeWe Are Change
''Don't Be Evil'' '' Google
On June 17th, Google did not announce (the news broke) that the DARPA affiliated corporation has been silently downloading audio listeners onto every computer that has Chrome.
This effectively means that Google sees your privacy as piddly-squat, which does not necessarily come off as a surprise, when one considers Google's censorship of We Are Change '' this very organization as nothing. The website Private Internet Access's Rick Falkvinge reported how he came to understand this new policy:
''It looked like just another bug report. ''When I start Chromium, it downloads something.'' Followed by strange status information that notably included the lines ''Microphone: Yes'' and ''Audio Capture Allowed: Yes''.
Without consent, Google's code had downloaded a black box of code that '' according to itself '' had turned on the microphone and was actively listening to your room.''
Without going into detail, Falkvinge describes the nature of open-sourced/free-software and how it relies on transparency and the innovation of many software programmers before being finished as a final product. The transparency allows the user to know that the open-sourced software truly does what it claims to do. Chromium, the open-source version of Google Chrome is supposed to operate the same way. Only Google abused the nature of open-sourced transparency, and by-passed the process that would have prevented this from happening.
Google rationalized that enabling the ability to be eavesdropped via your personal computer was well worth it, because now ''Ok, Google'' works! Now when you say certain words, Chrome begins searching preliminaries '' is it truly worth losing the stability of your privacy though? Obviously, it is Google's servers that respond to what is being said along with your computer. So a computer black-box was installed, hooked onto a private corporation's server and now has the ability to eavesdrop on you and Google had no intention to let anyone know about it!
Eventually Google did respond to the accusation, in which Falkvinge ''paraphrased'':
''1) Yes, we're downloading and installing a wiretapping black-box to your computer. But we're not actually activating it. We did take advantage of our position as trusted upstream to stealth-insert code into open-source software that installed this black box onto millions of computers, but we would never abuse the same trust in the same way to insert code that activates the eavesdropping-blackbox we already downloaded and installed onto your computer without your consent or knowledge. You can look at the code as it looks right now to see that the code doesn't do this right now.
2) Yes, Chromium is bypassing the entire source code auditing process by downloading a pre-built black box onto people's computers. But that's not something we care about, really. We're concerned with building Google Chrome, the product from Google. As part of that, we provide the source code for others to package if they like. Anybody who uses our code for their own purpose takes responsibility for it. When this happens in a Debian installation, it is not Google Chrome's behavior, this is Debian Chromium's behavior. It's Debian's responsibility entirely.
3) Yes, we deliberately hid this listening module from the users, but that's because we consider this behavior to be part of the basic Google Chrome experience. We don't want to show all modules that we install ourselves.''
The writer describes that ''software switches'' are no longer enough to protect against this type of eavesdropping, software switches are programs that turn off your webcam/mic etc,. Really, the author feels a physical switch that cuts electrical connection to the device is required to prevent this. It is an odd thing to observe for me, because many people were furious when news of the NSA's technological trawler of private information became common knowledge. When Google silently attempts to install even more passage ways for your intimate information to be siphoned, not much is said about it.
In fact many have begun the repetitive nature of apathetic perception, one example being ''It only eavesdrops when you say, ''OK, Google'' (Wouldn't it need to listen to everything to know when you say, ''OK, Google''?) and it goes on and on. Ultimately, there will always be a large portion of users who simply do not care whether or not a shadowy corporation is listening to them, or a maniacal government for that matter.
Yet in principle, the fact Google did this with the intention of users having no clue that they have had their privacy sliced even deeper; simply demonstrates the corporation's lack of compassion and boundaries. However you choose to handle this story, deleting Chrome in exchange for more private-oriented software programs, not doing anything or learning more about it; one thing is clear: we also have a responsibility to ensure this type of usurpation is not treated with an accepting embrace. More learn what is happening by the day, it is only a matter of time before there is a tipping point '' I hope to see you there. Thanks for reading.
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The power of Taylor Swift - CNN.com
Tue, 23 Jun 2015 15:07
Story highlightsSwift took Apple to task for not paying artistsAn Apple executive tweeted what appears to be a reversalThe singer is known for being a savvy businesswomanThat's what the superstar singer apparently did when she complained about the tech company not paying artists during the three-month free trial period of Apple Music.
"Apple Music will not be paying writers, producers, or artists for those three months," Swift wrote in an open letter. "I find it to be shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company."
Quicker than you could say "1989" (the title of her album she threatened to withhold from the company), an Apple executive was tweeting what appeared to be a reversal of that policy.
Apple caves after Taylor Swift threatens to pull album
"#AppleMusic will pay artist for streaming, even during customer's free trial period," tweeted Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. "We hear you @taylorswift13 and indie artists. Love, Apple."
Swift tweeted her joy, and even her boyfriend, superproducer Calvin Harris, acknowledged her power, tweeting, "I just played a gig inside a giant owl and my girl just changed the entire music industry what a day."
Of course the Internet had suggestions for other tasks Swift should seek to accomplish, everything from eradicating police brutality to getting free Wi-Fi in airports.
Sharp businesswomanSwift is known for being outspoken and business-savvy.
She recently shamed OK magazine for what she said was a misleading headline, and let's not forget how she hopped on grabbing the domain taylorswift.porn to protect her wholesome image.
Brands swoop in to buy .porn and .sucks before the trolls do
Singer and activist Billy Bragg praised Swift on Facebook.
"I have to take my hat off to her now that she has defeated Apple Music's attempt to give our music away for free on their new streaming service," Bragg wrote. "Taylor can do this because she exercises control over her own work, rather than following the standard practice of signing all rights over to her record company. We need to see more of this in the industry if artists hope ensure that the rights of creators can trump the might of corporations."
There was a time when it didn't seem like Swift could get any bigger.
She's got massive success in the music industry, millions of devoted fans and a permanent place in pop culture history, the latter thanks to an incident that the world will never, ever allow Kanye West to forget.
But clearly, that wasn't enough for the (literally) towering singer.
In one week, she became the second-biggest selling act of 2014 and the only solo platinum-selling artist of the year -- all with the debut of "1989." She pulled her music off Spotify, the most popular streaming site in the world, and managed to get pulled into a political controversy thanks to a remark during the U.S. Senate race in Iowa.
You just couldn't get away from her. Morning shows? There was Swift performing on "Good Morning America." Prime time? Look, it's Swift on "The Voice." Online? Between her tweets, "1989"-related photos and a countdown clock, she was ubiquitous.
For all we know, she's even boosted the sales of tap shorts.
It's the next step in the evolution of the singer who launched her career in country music at the age of 16. Now 25, she has weathered critics who have kept a tally of some of her alleged celebrity sins: Her music wasn't country enough, her wide-eyed "Gosh, I really won" awards acceptance speeches weren't genuine, and her relationships were mostly fodder for publicity and potential song material.
Taylor Swift's '1989' has biggest sales week since 2002
So what did Swift do? She released her first fully pop album, designated "Shake It Off" -- an ode to her haters -- as the first single and declared herself happily single at the time.
"I really like my life right now," Swift told Rolling Stone in 2014. "I have friends around me all the time. I've started painting more. I've been working out a lot. I've started to really take pride in being strong. I love the album I made. I love that I moved to New York. So in terms of being happy, I've never been closer to that."
It would seem Swift has long been on the path to world domination. Big Kenny of the country duo Big and Rich said the singer showed that she had what it took even as a teen at the annual Country Radio Seminar in Nashville.
"She just had a charge in her that was twice her age, really," he said of the then-15-year-old. "From the get-go."
Singer-songwriter Frankie Ballard toured with her and said Swift isn't one of those stars who mails it in.
"She was plugged in. She was there every day," he said of his tourmate. "She was the captain of the ship."
Protected by 'Swifties'Swift gets that if this were high school, she would be the annoying straight-A student who is gorgeous, is friends with the other cool kids (Swift is BFFs with the likes of actress Selena Gomez and singer Lorde), volunteers after school and dates the cutest boys. But she's running for homecoming queen and is courting your vote -- hard.
Not that she doesn't already have plenty of admirers. Her fans, known as "Swifties," are equal parts adoring and protective. Come for Taylor Swift on Twitter, and you are sure to encounter her army.
They are paying her back in part for being one of the most accessible music artists in the business. She does meet-and-greets, surprises them at their bridal showers, stalks their timelines and Instagram feeds, and even made them part of her newest project.
Before the world ever heard a note from "1989," Swift handpicked fans who had really, really wanted to meet her and invited them to her homes around the world for a listening party. They got hours to hang with their idol, taking Polaroids and delving into the new album. The fans were allowed to share their experiences and asked only to keep details about the new songs under wraps.
5 reasons you love Taylor Swift ... even if you don't want to
Swift told NPR that not only did they honor her request, but her fans stood guard when the album was leaked online two days before its October 27 release date.
"Anytime they'd see an illegal post of it, they'd comment, 'Why are you doing this? Why don't you respect the value of art?' " Swift said. " 'Don't do this. We don't believe in this. This is illegal. This isn't fair. This isn't right.' And it was wild seeing that happen."
She needed that support in face of New Yorkers disliking the fact that she had been named Global Welcome Ambassador for Tourism of the Big Apple. The choice of the Reading, Pennsylvania, native to represent New York was less than popular, despite her move to Tribeca and her single "Welcome to New York."
"I'm incensed! It's insulting," Twisted Sister frontman and Queens, New York, native Dee Snider told the New York Daily News. "She doesn't have any life experience here or connection to the town."
Taylor Swift: Dating is last thing on my mind
Center of controversyIt's not just New York. Swift also became part of the debate in Iowa during the waning days of the 2014 campaign.
Tom Harkin, the state's retiring U.S. senator, entangled Swift in a bit of political negativity when he invoked her name while discussing Republican Joni Ernst, who was vying for his seat.
"Well, I (got to) thinking about that. I don't care if she's as good-looking as Taylor Swift or as nice as Mr. Rogers, but if she votes like Michele Bachmann, she's wrong for the state of Iowa," Harkin said. He later apologized and said, "I shouldn't have said those things," but Ernst made some hay from the comment and won election.
Swift has also ended up as part of the debate about Internet music streaming.
In November, she pulled her catalog from Spotify, leaving its 40 million users bereft of her five albums. Spotify quickly courted her return with a playlist filled with songs like "Taylor" by Jack Johnson and "You're Amazing" by Epic Connection.
"We hope she'll change her mind and join us in building a new music economy that works for everyone," Spotify said in a statement. "We believe fans should be able to listen to music wherever and whenever they want."
Swift told Yahoo Music that the decision was her own.
"I can say is that music is changing so quickly, and the landscape of the music industry itself is changing so quickly, that everything new, like Spotify, all feels to me a bit like a grand experiment," she said. "And I'm not wiling to contribute my life's work to an experiment that I don't feel fairly compensates the writers, producers, artists and creators of this music."
Never underestimate Taylor Swift. Right now, she's standing very tall.
Why Taylor Swift is everything to the music industry
Taylor Swift speaks and Apple listens, how the superstar became music's most powerful voice
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 14:47
By Ryan Faughnder and Randy Lewis LATimes.com 6/25/15
As Kanye West learned the hard way back in 2009, it's not smart to mess with Taylor Swift..
The rapper's attempt to upstage the then-teenage singer-songwriter during an awards show backfired almost immediately, with West's ''Imma let you finish'' becoming a snarky Internet catchphrase.
Few today would dare grab the microphone from Swift, now 25. Her clout was underscored Sunday when she forced Apple '-- financially, the world's mightiest company '-- to abandon plans to withhold artist royalties for music streamed during the three-month free trial period for Apple Music.
''Three months is a long time to go unpaid, and it is unfair to ask anyone to work for nothing,'' Swift said in an open letter to Apple in which she threatened to withhold her latest album, ''1989,'' from the service. ''I say this with love, reverence, and admiration for everything else Apple has done.''
Taylor Swift didn't like that Apple's new music streaming service, Apple Music, would offer consumers a free three-month trial without pay for writers, producers or artists. Her sway was strong enough to change Apple's policies.
That was enough. Apple executive Eddy Cue, who oversees Internet services including iTunes and Apple Music, spoke with Swift that day and later posted on Twitter that the company had changed course.
''Apple will always make sure that artist are paid,'' Cue tweeted Sunday night. ''#AppleMusic will pay artist for streaming, even during customer's free trial period.''
Neil Young's longtime manager Elliot Roberts called it ''a watershed moment'' and a rare victory for musicians who have seen their earnings from recorded music steadily decline in the digital age.
''This is a chance for artists to finally reclaim their art,'' he said. ''I applaud Taylor for finally standing up for that concept.''
Others had complained about Apple's plans, to no avail. Few in the industry were surprised that Apple listened to Swift.
''She wields a mighty sword,'' said Nielsen analyst David Bakula. ''She is at the top of the game. She is the most well-known, most well-liked and most outspoken artist out there. When Taylor speaks, it's so much more than just her social media following.''
Swift has demonstrated business savvy and self-assuredness on a par with her songwriting skills throughout her career.
At 11, she persuaded her parents to travel from their home in Wyomissing, Pa., to visit Nashville so she could pursue her interest in songwriting. She released her self-titled first album when she was 16.
Her record label, Big Machine Records, was practically a start-up when Taylor signed with it '-- because label head Scott Borchetta promised her a strong hand in writing and producing her own work.
In person, Swift is assertive and intensely focused but also engaging. She has a politician's way with interviewers, asking them about family members they've mentioned in the past and sharing anecdotes that illuminate her own family dynamics.
Last fall, she invited fans to a private listening session in her Beverly Hills home for ''1989.'' She introduced them to her mother, Andrea, and father, Scott, as well as her cat, which she named Olivia Benson after the character on NBC's ''Law & Order: SVU,'' a show she says she's ''obsessed with.''
At concerts, she is chatty and confessional between songs, working in narratives that allow concertgoers a view inside her creative process of songwriting. She lets fans know that every scenario in her songs isn't always reportage on her real-world comings and goings but often the product of one young woman's rich imagination or drawn from the experiences of her many girlfriends including Lena Dunham and Selena Gomez.
A deft user of social media, Swift has kept up the direct connection with fans with the advent of Twitter and Facebook. Swift often patrols Instagram and Tumblr posts about her to find and reward her most ardent followers with invitations to special events, concert meet-and-greets, phone calls or personalized merchandise.
She has co-produced her albums '-- a rarity in the music business for any woman, but all the more unusual for one starting out as a teenager. And she's also exerted a hands-on role in the marketing of her music, merchandise and crafting her concert productions.
Each of her last three albums, ''Speak Now'' in 2010, ''Red'' in 2012 and ''1989,'' released in October, sold more than 1 million copies in the first week of release, a feat that has become increasingly rare as music fans have turned more to streaming and file sharing rather than purchasing singles or albums. ''1989'' has sold 4.9 million copies in the U.S.
All told, her albums have sold 28 million copies in the U.S. according to Nielsen Music. Forbes estimates her net worth at $200 million.
All that has translated to clout few other artists can claim.
Last November, she pulled her catalog from Spotify, the Swedish streaming service that counts 20 million paying subscribers, in a dispute over Spotify's so-called freemium model, which gives users free access if they tolerate commercials between songs. About 55 million people use the free version of Spotify.
For artists less popular than Swift '-- and that's almost everyone '-- pulling music from Spotify and similar services means missing out on a fast-growing business and lots of exposure. But Swift is in a rare position of power to put pressure on the tech companies.
''It's my opinion that music should not be free, and my prediction is that individual artists and their labels will someday decide what an album's price point is,'' Swift wrote in an opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal last year. ''I hope they don't underestimate themselves or undervalue their art.''
Apple Music, set to launch June 30, won't have a long-term free model but does plan to offer new customers their first three months of service for free.
Apple executives hope the three-month trial will get users to pay the $9.99 a month for access to its library of 30 million songs. But the smaller independent labels expressed fears that the loss of revenue would be too costly for their operations and artists.
Apple showed no sign of backing down, however '-- until Swift spoke up.
''I'm happy she did it,'' said veteran music industry executive Irving Azoff, who manages the Eagles. ''I give kudos to Apple for two things: They've designed a service, I've seen it in a big way, and if it works the way it's supposed to it's going to be incredible.
''Second, Eddy Cue is a good guy, and they are an artist-friendly company. He saw the error in their ways, and the fact is he stepped up and fixed it,'' Azoff said.
The generally positive response to Swift's letter contrasted markedly with the reaction to Jay Z's struggling streaming service, Tidal, which promised higher royalty rates for labels and music publishers. Jay Z and his fellow co-owners '-- including Madonna and Jack White '-- were blasted by critics who scoffed at the image of music's highest earners complaining about low royalty rates.
Swift carefully worded her letter to convince consumers her protest was not about lining her own pockets but about supporting struggling indie artists, writers and producers.
''I am elated and relieved,'' Swift tweeted on Sunday. ''Thank you for your words of support today. They listened to us.''
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Leap second on June 30 will be 'mini-Y2K'
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:26
A leap second will occur on June 30.(Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Short on time? Don't worry. This month you'll get an extra second.
A "leap second" will be added on June 30 at midnight Coordinated Universal Time (or 8 p.m. EDT). Leap seconds are added occasionally to help keep the atomic clock synced up with the earth's rotation.
"The earth's spin isn't uniform, it's not constant," Nick Stamatakos, the chief of earth orientation parameters at the United States Naval Observatory, told USA TODAY Network.
Because of the earth's inconsistent speed, scientists in the 1950s created an atomic clock to keep precise track of time. However, as the earth's rotation sped up and slowed down, the atomic clock continued steadily ahead and the two time indicators grew farther apart.
To fix that inconsistency, scientists then created the UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) to help bridge the gap between the earth time and the atomic clock. However, the atomic clock continues to race ahead, so at least once every 10 years scientists add an extra second to the UTC to keep them closer together. It's particularly important for things like GPS navigation, Stamatakos said.
"The GPS will tell a user where his location is relative to the GPS spacecraft," he said. In order to do that, the GPS spacecraft has to know time very accurately and that time has to incorporate the earth speeding up and slowing.
"If you don't know the time accurately you can mistake where you are and your speed," according to Stamatakos.
"Having these leap seconds every so often is like having a mini Y2K every couple years," Stamatakos said. In advance, many people working with computer systems have tested them to see how they will deal with the extra second, he said.
The stock market is sometimes impacted because computers are so fast now that trading can happen in a second or less.
"Some U.S. exchanges will pause around the leap second as a precaution or will halt after-hours trading beforehand," according to MarketPlace's Mitchell Hartman.
"In every-day life, this extra second has practically no importance. However, in every field where exact time is needed (e.g. astronomy, navigation, spaceflight, but also computer networks for stock markets or energy supply, and much more) this second is of great importance," Wolfgang Dick, a spokesman for the International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service, the organization that maintains global time, told USA TODAY Network in an email.
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The SaaSing Of The Music Business
Sun, 28 Jun 2015 14:22
Ethan Kaplan Techcrunch.com 6/27/15
The music business is about to undergo another seismic shift. And Apple's streaming service is the tsunami that will force the industry to rebuild. Again.
It was around 2005 when I joined Warner Bros. Records as their new head of technology. I was the 20-something-year-old kid who was supposed to have every answer about all things digital. I remember distinctly the first record I worked on. Not because the record was special to me personally (it wasn't), but because that was when I began to understand how a ''record'' was viewed by the record labels and the industry.
Back in the day, two things drove music sales: the record itself and the story that publicists told about the record. There was no iTunes pre-sales or bundling the album with new Samsung phones. Everything depended on first-week sales and chart position, as well as how the record rose or fell during the second week. It was a totally anonymous process. Even the record store owners had no idea who was buying. It was a simple transaction reported to SoundScan.
The Story, Sale And Spins
By the late 1990s, the music industry had created a pretty successful promotion and publicity machine. First-week sales were driven by meticulously choosing the best single from the record, getting spins on top radio shows, producing big budget videos for MTV, print and TV promotions, record reviews and interviews with the artists. All things served the commerce transaction funnel.
The results of that first week of sales, along with the radio airplay, helped tell the ''story.'' If the record charted to No. 1 with millions of sales, the news was used to bolster second-week sales, as well as support the second single on radio and MTV and help launch the tour. The story, the sale and the spins '-- this marketing dance worked over and over again.
When the iTunes Music Store started dominating digital retail sales, and digital started eating into the total retail picture, the record labels didn't bother to change the process very much. They just got a level of analysis and quantification that they never had before (for Apple, primarily), as well as higher margins.
Artists and labels that tap into and understand big data will shape every aspect of the music game, from PR and promotions to songwriting and recording.
Music industry professionals never thought about loyalty or customer churn, because the month-over-month cycle (or even year-over-year) was less important than release-over-release.
In fact, the record labels often anticipated that an artist would lose portions of their audience with every new release, in exchange for new fans, as people got older, audiences changed and pop culture evolved. For example, many fans of New Kids on the Block eventually lost interest in the boy band sound and graduated to rock or R&B as they got older and went to high school or college.
Music ''As A Service'' Is Born
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the on-demand and ''as a service'' economy started heating up across a broad range of industries. Enterprise software developers started hosting their applications on the web, with subscription services focused on locking in long-term customers to optimize average revenue per user (ARPU). The traditional high-margin transaction of software sales gave way to by-the-cent optimization of a built-in audience.
And where was the music business through this?
While first-generation SaaS (software as a service) providers were taking hold in the enterprise, a few pioneering streaming music services were making their debut. As Napster fell victim to legal battles, Rhapsody emerged in 2001 as one of the first legal providers of subscription-based music. At that time, the record labels viewed Rhapsody and others subscription services as ''just another'' source of revenue to support physical retail sales.
When retail sales in Wal-Mart and Target were strong, streaming was a nice additive source of revenue. In the waning days of physical retail sales, iTunes and Amazon propped up the entire music business, and streaming continued to be a small additional source of revenue.
It appears now that the scaffolding is falling away for the digital music sales cycle.
The problem? The music industry is still organized to support the traditional retail and digital sales cycle. As subscription services become the dominant source of revenue for recorded music, the entire business will have to shift gears to survive.
It's no longer about pre-sales and Week 1, it's about nurturing an audience month-over-month to drive loyalty and increase returns on a streaming service platform. All of the promotion dollars and methods to support Week 1 have to be retooled for a longer cycle, up to 6 months in many cases.
Now that the narrative has changed, can the music industry move into being an ''as a service'' economy?
The New Music Paradigm
It used to be that an artist could be meticulous about the rollout of their career, and afford disappearing acts between records. If they disappear now, so does the attention on their music and, ultimately, the money they receive from the streaming services.
For example, Lorde can go from being discovered on a playlist to an international superstar, but veteran artists like U2 have to get creative with promotions, for better or worse, like bundling their new record with a music service and forcing themselves on the masses to re-engage a once-loyal audience. New Kids on the Block is a great example as they continue to play sold-out shows around the world with acts like TLC and Nelly to reignite the nostalgia of the 1990s and 2000s.
The new music paradigm is infinite promotion. For the artist, this means Week 1 will be no different from Week 4 or 8. Music publicity and promotions will have to focus on getting more and more fans engaged to generate plays over much longer periods of time instead of short sales cycles. Artists will have to be on the road longer to generate revenue for live performances and merchandise sales, while also generating new fans to tune into streaming services.
Record labels will have to do a better job of incorporating data and analytics to understand fan loyalty in this new world order. Understanding who is listening, for how long and in what context will be a game changer. This is something that simply couldn't be captured in the days of physical retail sales. Artists and labels that tap into and understand big data will shape every aspect of the music game, from PR and promotions to songwriting and recording. Those who don't understand analytics will ultimately fade away.
The streaming services also have to play the SaaS game to ensure subscribers don't churn and join other streaming services. In many respects, the artists themselves become creative talent for iTunes, Spotify and others, much like engineers and product developers are the rock stars behind other SaaS providers, such as Uber and Airbnb.
The contrast between artists, music services and traditional SaaS providers seems an odd one at first, but not when you think about how they engage audiences and generate revenue. Both provide a service. Both rely on continual engagement to do so profitably. But only one business has a language, workflow and practice oriented around continual, lean product development and quantified customer development.
As of today, it isn't the business that made Apple put the U2 album on your phone.
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Accidental drowning blamed in death of ex-White House chef
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 14:11
TAOS, N.M. (AP) '-- A former White House chef for Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush drowned in a New Mexico mountain stream, and his death was ruled an accident, authorities said Tuesday.
The determination followed several days of mystery about the death of Walter Scheib, who vanished during a solo hike in the mountains of northern New Mexico and was found dead Sunday night after a weeklong search. There was no sign of foul play, State Police Sgt. Elizabeth Armijo said. Scheib recently moved from Florida to Taos. He was 61.
Scheib's girlfriend reported him missing after he failed to return from a June 13 hike in the mountains near the Taos Ski Valley. Three days later, Taos police found Scheib's vehicle at the Yerba Canyon trailhead. The 4-mile trail follows a canyon bottom before climbing to 3,700 feet in elevation.
As the search progressed, state police exhausted all resources, from the National Guard to the U.S. Air Force. High mountain peaks, deep canyons and dense vegetation made the air search difficult, while the rough terrain hampered efforts on the ground.
Thunderstorms stalled the air search last Thursday, but ground crews continued. That evening, data from Scheib's cellphone helped to pinpoint his last location, and the search was expanded.
On Sunday, a search dog indicated a possible scent, and the National Guard ground team found Scheib's body in a section of land through which water was draining down the canyon. He was about 25 yards from the trail and hidden from view by dense vegetation and a steep, rocky slope.
Scheib was wearing a light windbreaker, running pants and tennis shoes. No other belongings were found in the area, police said.
Scheib spent 11 years leading the White House kitchen under Clinton and Bush after first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton became impressed by his cooking while he was working as a chef at a West Virginia resort.
Scheib was known for refocusing the White House kitchen on distinctly American cuisine with seasonal ingredients and contemporary flavors. He was responsible for preparing everything from First Family meals to formal State Dinners. Both presidential families said Monday they were saddened by his tragic death.
A graduate of New York's Culinary Institute of America in 1979, Scheib went on to work at grand hotels in Florida and West Virginia before becoming White House executive chef in 1994.
Scheib left the White House in 2005. He became a food consultant and speaker, often entertaining guests with anecdotes from his time at the White House. He also wrote a book about his experiences entitled "White House Chef: Eleven Years, Two Presidents, One Kitchen." He appeared on the Food Network's "Iron Chef America" show in 2006.
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NASA Cuts Live Feed To ISS After Two UFOs Are Seen Leaving The Earth's Atmosphere [Video]
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 14:24
A video was recently published on YouTube purportedly showing two UFOs leaving the Earth shortly before NASA's ISS signal is abruptly cut.
This footage is one of a few others that allegedly show NASA's live cam feed being cut after an unidentified flying object is seen exiting the planet's atmosphere.
In the clip, two seemingly small, glowing objects are spotted leaving the Earth's atmosphere and hurling into space. Then, just moments later, NASA's signal was gone and an error message appeared.
The loss of signal right after the UFOs were witnessed leaving the Earth is quite suspicious to say the least '' and, according to UFO conspiracy theorists, this video further offers proof that NASA is indeed trying to cover up the existence of extraterrestrials.
Of course, the lights could have been satellites and ISS may have just happened to have had an issue with their live feed at that particular moment '-- or, as some have suggested, the video could be fake.
Still, whatever that flying object was, or wasn't, this isn't the first time NASA has been accused of cutting ISS's signal after a UFO was spotted.
Back in January, a UFO was captured on the space station's video feed, but shortly after it was seen rising over the Earth's horizon, NASA's signal went black.
Was this just another coincidence?
Or do you think NASA is really trying to cover up the reality of aliens? Share your thoughts below.
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VIDEO-Greece: ECB to cap or cut funding? | euronews, world news
Sun, 28 Jun 2015 14:41
It is being widely reported that the European Central Bank may decide to cut off its emergency lending to Greece. Media reports suggest the Bank will make the decision at an emergency meeting of its governing council on Sunday afternoon.
The news will add to the already deep anxiety in Greece. The country's banks depend on the ECB's Emergency Liquidity Assistance to function. Observers say if the emergency funding is cut off, banks may be closed in Greece on Monday.Capital controls may then have to be brought in. More than a third of ATMs reportedly ran out of money on Saturday.
The Eurogroup refused to extend Greece's next bailout beyond Tuesday. They blamed Greek Prime Minister Alex Tsipras' call for a referendum on the conditions of the deal. It will be held on July 5. Without more funds, Greece will default on a 1.6 billion euro loan repayment owed to its international creditors on Tuesday.
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VIDEO-Ron Fournier Compares Huckabee Opposing Gay Marriage to Segregation | MRCTV
Sun, 28 Jun 2015 14:08
Video cross-posted here at NewsBusters. During a discussion on CNN's Inside Politics about the political impact of the Supreme Court ruling legalizing same sex marriage, National Journal reporter Ron Fournier rushed to compare Mike Huckabee to segregationist Democratic Governor Orval Faubus of Arkansas.
VIDEO-Louis Farrakhan: 'We Need to Put the American Flag Down' | TheBlaze.com
Sun, 28 Jun 2015 13:56
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan expressed contempt for the American flag Wednesday, telling hundreds gathered in a D.C. church that it is a symbol of racism and needs to be brought down.
The controversial figure spoke at the Metropolitan AME Church, just one week after a white male shot and killed nine individuals at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina.
Louis Farrakhan. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
''White folks march with you because they don't want you upset in the city,'' Farrakhan said during his speech, a portion which was published online by WMAL. ''They don't give a damn about them nine. When they arrested that skunk '.... they took him to the Burger King.''
Farrakhan: ''We need to put the American flag down'...''
''Man just killed nine human beings, and you know what they were saying? 'You did a good job. Kill all them n******!''' he added.
Farrakhan then took aim at the American flag.
''I don't know what the hell the fight is about over the Confederate flag! We need to put the American flag down because we've caught as much hell under that as the Confederate flag!'' he said.
''Who are we fighting today? It's the people that carry the American flag,'' Farrakhan continued. ''What flag do the police have? What flag flies over the non-Justice Department? What flag flies over the White House?''
The Nation of Islam leader said that taking the Confederate flag is ''easy,'' but not enough.
On Tuesday, conservative radio host Rush Limbaughmade a predictionthat the American flag would ''come under assault'' after the Confederate flag. At the time he said, ''Do not doubt me.''
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VIDEO-Credit card fraud solution coming to America...finally - Yahoo Finance
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VIDEO-Extended: Conservative campaign spokesman Kory Teneycke defends use of ISIS video in recent attack ad | Watch News Videos Online
Sun, 28 Jun 2015 12:41
Chief Political Correspondent Tom Clark sat down with Conservative campaign spokesman Kory Teneycke to discuss HarperPAC and a recent attack ad that features ISIS video and why they chose to show such imagery.
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VIDEO-Networks Yawn at News IRS Destroyed 24,000 Lois Lerner E-Mails | MRCTV
Sun, 28 Jun 2015 00:10
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On Thursday night, the major broadcast networks ignored a new development in the IRS scandal that the agency erased 422 backup tapes and in turn destroyed 24,000 of embattled former official Lois Lerner.
With ABC, CBS, and NBC on the sidelines, the Fox News Channel's Special Report offered a full report on Thursday's House Oversight Committee hearing concerning the multi-year scandal. Host Bret Baier introduced the segment by informing viewers that there was ''new information about thousands more e-mails in the IRS targeting scandal destroyed during the investigation.''
VIDEO-Brussels puts its foot down: financial aid for Greece to expire on June 30 | euronews, world news
Sun, 28 Jun 2015 00:04
"I think we must conclude that, however regretful, that the programme will expire on Tuesday night."
There may be applause in Athens, but reactions in Brussels seem to tell a different story.
President of the Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem has announced financial aid for Greece will stop, fullstop, on Tuesday night (June 30).
''The Greek government has broken off the process, has rejected the proposals and is now putting them '' which is also an unfair way '' putting it now to the Greek people in a referendum with negative advice,'' Dijsselbloem announced. ''Given that situation, I think we must conclude that, however regretful, that the programme will expire on Tuesday night.''
Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis says he believes a deal can still be struck, despite the Eurogroup's statement.
Stuck between a rock and a hard place, some might say, the onus is on the Greek people to decide whether or not to accept the deal proposed by the country's international creditors.
Varoufakis is calling for better proposals, however Dijsselbloem has said in no uncertain terms that the plans laid out have already offered the ''maximum'' flexibility possible.
VIDEO-Franklin Graham: Christians Should Prepare For Persecution | Crooks and Liars
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 23:33
After President Obama tweeted #LoveWins following the Supreme Court decision that mandates marriage equality in all fifty states, Franklin Graham bemoaned it for creating new grounds for discrimination against churches. Todd Starnes piles on more paranoia, reminding him that many evangelicals have declared this open season on Christians.
Starnes shows a graphic featuring every GOP Presidential candidate and added that all of them are vehemently opposed to the decision. We're shown a clip of Mike Huckabee saying that he will have no part in this decision, essentially invalidating the ruling of the Highest Court in the U.S. Franklin Graham added,
"God gave us marriage and God does not change HIS mind...Who's to say a few years from now that a man cannot marry his daughter or two men could marry one woman, I mean, where do you draw the line?
Franklin Graham continues the hateful movement started by his dad, Billy. Franklin has gained notoriety from his relentless persecution of Islam, because he's competing with Pam Gellar to be the number one hate-monger of Muslims.
Graham is also a mean-spirited Christian nationalist, and one of the most consistent voices arguing that Christians in this country are being persecuted, victimized and ''excluded from the public square.'' And, over the past few years, he has carved out a well-deserved reputation as one of the United States' leading religious-based Islamophobes.
Instead of inheriting his father's mantle, Franklin Graham seems to be on the road to occupying the space left by the death of Topeka's anti-gay madman, Fred Phelps.
Thankfully for his judgmental followers, Graham has taken a short respite from hating Muslims to denounce marriage equality. But his hate is borne out of love, love for the salvation of LGBT Americans. He explains,
'Do I wish ill to gay couples? No, I don't, but I want them to know the truth: that they're living a sinful life and a sinful relationship and God is going to judge sin one day, and the bible says that sinners will be separated from him in a place the Bible calls Hell. I love gay couples enough to warn them that God is going to judge one day and I want them to repent and to believe on the name of the Lord, Jesus Christ so they can be saved.'
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Starnes proclaims that the Supreme Court's decision means gay rights trump religious liberty.
You think the cultural purging of the Southern States has been breathtaking, wait until you see what the activists are about to unleash on American Christians.
The sheer number of lawsuits and hate-crime charges will be staggering, he predicts.
Starnes reduces the comparison of marriage equality and traditional marriage to evil versus good. That's because human dignity is always trumped by a vengeful and hateful god, Starnes is certain of that.
'Given the choice of obeying God or the government, I believe Christians will obey God, even if there's hell to pay.'
Gag me! Constitution, God's law, the Bible, sinful lifestyle, blah blah blah. The downside of this momentous ruling that makes the U.S. infinitely more humane will also bring out vociferous zealots who hide behind their sanctimonious beliefs to justify the hate in their souls.
VIDEO-France Attack Suspect Has 'Normal Family Life'
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 23:22
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The wife of a suspect in the deadly attack on a French factory - a short drive from Lyon - has insisted he has a "normal family life".
Authorities say Yassin Salhi, 35, who has been arrested, is the main focus of investigations after a man was decapitated and two people were hurt in an explosion at the site.
The headless body of a 55-year-old man - who was Salhi's boss at a local transportation company - was found lying near the car along with a knife.
Salhi, who lived in Lyon, was arrested at the factory trying to open a canister of acetone shortly after he drove a delivery van into gas canisters - causing the blast.
The suspect's wife - who has also been detained, along with his sister and another unidentified person - called French radio station Europe 1.
Play video "President Hollande Condemns Attack"Video:President Hollande Condemns Attack"My heart is going to stop," she said before her arrest.
"I do not know what has happened. Have they arrested him?"
She said her husband went to work as a delivery driver at 7am and that she expected him home in the afternoon.
"I've been waiting for him," she said.
"My sister-in-law called up and said switch the telly on and look at the news. She was crying. My heart stopped. I couldn't understand it.
"We are normal Muslims. It is Ramadan. We have three kids and a normal family life.
"Who can I call to give me more information because here I do not understand?
Play video "Why Attacks Could Be Connected"Video:Why Attacks Could Be Connected"I'm afraid to do anything."
Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins said the attacker was known to factory staff because he was a delivery driver who regularly visited the site.
Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Salhi was investigated nine years ago for radicalisation and had links to the Salafist movement.
"He was investigated in 2006 for radicalisation, but (the probe) was not renewed in 2008. He had no criminal record," he said.
"This individual has links with the Salafist movement, but had not been identified as having participated in activities of a terrorist nature."
Salafism is the violent end of Wahhabism - the state religion of Saudi Arabia and an ultra-conservative interpretation of Islam.
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VIDEO-City of Waco Moves to Block Subpoena for Twin Peaks Restaurant S - kcentv.com - KCEN HD - Waco, Temple, and Killeen
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 21:30
WACO -- An attorney for a man charged in the May 17th Twin Peaks shootings filed a subpoena to get surveillance video from the Waco restaurant during the shootings.
F. Clinton Broden, who represents Matthew Alan Clendennen, sent a press release late Thursday stating that the City of Waco moved to quash or block the subpoena. According to the release, the subpoena was served on Patrick Keating, an attorney with Haynes & Boone in Dallas and the attorney for the Waco Twin Peaks franchisee. Mr. Keating had previously agreed to accept service of the subpoena on behalf of his client and to produce the video in compliance with the subpoena by 9:00 am on June 26, 2015.
The City of Waco moved to quash the subpoena Thursday afternoon, the reason given in the motion, in part, was "release of the information would interfere with the investigation."
According to Broden's press release, the only party that can move to quash a subpoena is the party to whom the subpoena is issued, in this case the Waco Twin Peaks franchisee.
''It is troubling that the City of Waco would go to such lengths to suppress this video,'' said Broden. ''The Waco Police have repeatedly given the public contradictory information about the events at Twin Peaks and have said that the video will support its current version of the facts, yet they have now taken this extraordinary measure to interfere with the subpoena process,'' he added.
Broden said if, and when he gets the video, he will make it public.
"That's the plan," said Broden.
Broden said they needed the video to show there was no probable cause to arrest his client for the shooting, and they're hoping to loosen Clendennen's bond conditions at a hearing August 10th. He said lawyers for Twin Peaks said the video corroborates Clendennen's story that he had nothing to do with the incident.
Broden said he would be at the courthouse in downtown Waco Friday morning, along with lawyers for Twin Peaks, to either get a copy of their video as promised, or to have hearing on the City of Waco's motion to quash the subpoena for the footage.
KCEN tried reaching the City of Waco's attorney Thursday evening, but it was after hours.
Waco Police issued a separate press release Thursday stating they would not be releasing any additional details about what happened in the months leading up to the shootings between the two biker gangs, the Bandidos and Cossacks, allegedly involved in the shootings.
The press release also stated that Waco Police detectives have been completing search warrants for the cell phones that were confiscated in the incident.
VIDEO-In Charleston, President Obama Honors the Life of Pastor and State Senator Clementa Pinckney | The White House
Sat, 27 Jun 2015 21:11
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"We are here today to remember a man of God who lived by faith. A man who believed in things not seen. A man who believed there were better days ahead, off in the distance. A man of service who persevered, knowing full well he would not receive all those things he was promised, because he believed his efforts would deliver a better life for those who followed."-- President Obama, on the late Rev. Clementa Pinckney
Today, President Obama traveled to Charleston, South Carolina to honor the life of pastor and state senator Clementa Pinckney -- one of the nine who lost their lives in last week's shooting at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.
President Barack Obama delivers the eulogy at the funeral of Reverend Clementa Pinckney at the College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C., June 26, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
In his eulogy, the President highlighted just how much Reverend Pinckney accomplished during his 41 years of life -- being in the pulpit at age 13, a pastor at age 18, and a public servant at age 23.
"He did not exhibit any of the cockiness of youth, nor youth's insecurities," the President said. "Instead, he set an example worthy of his position, wise beyond his years, in his speech, in his conduct, in his love, faith, and purity."
"As a nation, out of this terrible tragedy, God has visited grace upon us, for he has allowed us to see where we've been blind."President Obama emphasized that even in the midst of our sadness, this tragedy has "allowed us to see where we've been blind." It made clear how the Confederate flag has been a "reminder of systematic oppression and racial subjugation." It reminded us how gun violence inflicts a "unique mayhem" on our nation. It spotlighted how past injustices continue to shape our present actions.
"It would be a betrayal of everything Reverend Pinckney stood for," the President added, "if we allowed ourselves to slip into a comfortable silence again -- once the eulogies have been delivered and the TV cameras have moved on."
"If we can find that grace, anything is possible. If we can tap that grace, everything can change."As the President noted, Reverend Pinckney understood that "justice grows out of recognition of ourselves in each other. That my liberty depends on you being free, too. That history can't be a sword to justify injustice, or a shield against progress, but must be a manual for how to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past -- how to break the cycle. A roadway toward a better world. He knew that the path of grace involves an open mind -- but, more importantly, an open heart."
Today wasn't simply a funeral service for a pastor and a politician. It was a celebration of life, a reminder of the work we have left to do, and encouragement to keep pushing forward.
Read the full eulogy here.
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VIDEO-Release of the 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:01
SECRETARY KERRY: Good to see everybody. Well, thank you very much for being here as we release our Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2014. And I want to begin particularly by thanking Tom Malinowski and his entire team. It's a great team effort that literally works all year long collecting extraordinary information, synthesizing it, and putting together what I consider to be one of the most important reports that the department puts out. And it reflects a vast amount of objective research that will provide a uniquely valuable resource for anybody in the world who cares about justice and law.
The message at the heart of these reports is that countries do best when their citizens fully enjoy the rights and freedoms to which they are entitled. This is not just an expression of hope. This is a reality, and it is proven out in country after country around the world. After all, we live in a time when access to knowledge and openness to change are absolutely essential. And in such an era, no country can fulfill its potential if its people are held back, or more so if they are beaten down by repression.
Now we understand that some governments may take issue with these reports, including such extreme cases as North Korea or Syria. But also some governments with whom we work closely may also object. But I want to say something about that, and I think it's important. The discomfort that these reports sometimes cause does more to reinforce than to undermine the value and credibility of these reports. Truth cannot successfully be evaded or dented or defeated, not over time. It can be changed. The truth wins out.
And so my advice to any leader who is upset by these findings is really to examine them, to look at the practices of their country, and to recognize that the way to alter what the world thinks and the way to change these judgments is to alter what is happening in those countries. That is the advice that we also give to ourselves. There is nothing sanctimonious in this. There is zero arrogance. And we couldn't help but have humility when we have seen what we have seen in the last year in terms of racial discord and unrest. So we approach this with great self-awareness. But we also understand that when human rights is the issue, every country, including the United States, has room to improve. And the path to global respect always begins at home.
So these reports can actually give governments an added incentive to honor the rights and the dignity of their citizens. It also equips interested observers with an arsenal of facts. Within these pages are the stories of imprisoned pro-democracy activists, journalists jailed simply for telling the truth, members of religious minorities persecuted for practicing their faith, civil society leaders harassed for daring to speak up, and young women and girls who because of their gender are denied an education, kidnapped, or abused.
There are other stories too, because these reports actually have improved over time. I think we do a better job of examining and making judgments about what is happening in places. And frankly, the reports have become more comprehensive each year as a result. The traditional principles of free speech, religious liberty, and equal protection remain at the center of our policy. But we have gradually expanded our reporting to include human trafficking, internet freedom, the rights of persons with disabilities, and the LGBTI community.
We've also begun to highlight the profoundly harmful impact that corruption and poor governance have on human rights. No person anywhere should have to pay a bribe just to open a business or to get a driver's license or to have their day in court or to sell a basket of fruit on a street. Corruption is a threat to society at large, not only because of the larceny that it embodies in terms of the values and principles that people hope to organize their lives by, but also because of the cynicism that it feeds. And that matters because when trust in government is lost, other more harmful forces always try to fill the vacuum.
In this connection, no development has been more disturbing than the emergence of such groups as Daesh, al-Qaida, Boko Haram, al-Shabaab. The many, the litany of these human rights crimes for which these terrorists are responsible has become all too familiar and no less shocking '' murder, torture, rape, religious persecution, slavery, and more. Make no mistake: The world community has an absolute obligation to confront and to defeat these groups, and coercive measures are obviously an essential part of that effort.
At the same time, we have to understand that the terrorist presence does not give authorities license to use violence indiscriminately. We can't rescue a village from Daesh or Boko Haram by destroying it. Any '' and terrorism, obviously, is not a legitimate excuse to lock up political opponents, diminish the rights of civil society, or pin a false label on activists who are engaged in peaceful dissent. Practices of this type are not only unjust; they play directly into the hands of terrorists. And when the pathways to nonviolent change are closed, the road to extremism becomes more inviting. And given all the suffering that we have seen in recent years, that is just simply unacceptable.
Terrorism is a grave threat to human rights; conflicts are another. For evidence we have only to turn to the 2014 Country Reports for such nations as the Central African Republic, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, and Ukraine, which has been victimized by its Russian neighbor. Today, an estimated 230 million people live in areas of overt strife, and we are experiencing a crisis in food security. The number of refugees has reached a record level. UNICEF called 2014 one of the most disastrous years ever for children. And in Yemen, Burundi, and elsewhere conflict and civil strife have grown even worse in 2015.
The persistence of terrible bloodshed is a challenge to all of us. It is a challenge to us to strengthen our institutions and our political will so that we can do a better job of deterring aggression, holding accountable those who commit atrocities, identifying potential crises ahead of time, and stopping outbreaks of violence before they begin.
Finally, it is worth asking '' and some people do ask this question '' why do we care? Why do we do this? Why do we issue this report? Why do we Americans care whether the rights of others are respected?
Well, certainly, in an interconnected world, ''Injustice anywhere is,'' to quote Dr. King, ''a threat to justice everywhere.'' And there can be no doubt that our citizens will do better and they will feel safer in a world where the values that we cherish are widely upheld.
But there is also, I think, an even deeper reason for why we care. Because when human rights tragedies are supplanted by human rights victories, the very idea of progress becomes less rhetorical and much more real. What do I mean by that?
Well, consider a couple of questions.
First, is there a more hopeful measure of civilization's advance than the abolition of slavery, the enfranchisement of women, the end of apartheid, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the broadening recognition of minority rights everywhere in the world?
Is there a more meaningful agenda for the future than the shrinking of bigotry, the curtailment of conflict, the defeat of terrorism, the prevention of genocide, and a fuller commitment to the rights and the dignity of every man, woman, and child?
So why do we care?
Well, we care because respect for human rights provides the truest mirror that we have of ourselves, the most objective test of how we have come over the centuries, and how far we still have to go. It is a yardstick by which we can measure life itself. I realize that that is placing a lot of weight on what is, after all, just a report, but I think the description fits. And I hope it will inspire us '' people here and around the world '' between this year and next to take more steps, hopefully giant steps, in the direction of greater justice, wider decency, and peace.
So I thank you for coming together. I know you'll have some questions of Tom. I'm going to leave this in his hands to further make a statement and then to answer your questions on specific countries. So Assistant Secretary of State Tom Malinowski.
QUESTION: Mr. Secretary '' Mr. Secretary, can I ''
MR KIRBY: We're not taking questions.
SECRETARY KERRY: Do you have my sticks here somewhere?
MR KIRBY: I got this. I'll trade you, sir.
SECRETARY KERRY: Trade. That's a hell of a trade. (Laughter.)
QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, we wish you all the best, sir.
SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you very much. Thank you.
QUESTION: Are you hopeful on Iran? Are you hopeful on Iran, Secretary?
SECRETARY KERRY: I'm always hopeful. Yes, I'm hopeful. I'm not declaring optimism. I am hopeful.
VIDEO-Fox's Alveda King Insists 'The Verdict Is Not Totally In' On Gay Marriage | Crooks and Liars
Sun, 28 Jun 2015 14:24
The conservative niece of Martin Luther King, Alveda King, was on Fox News Friday to suggest that the King family would not have accepted the Supreme Court ruling that guarantees the right of same sex marriage because ''There is a higher authority'' than the U.S. Supreme Court.
King usually invokes her uncle's name '' without mentioning that she is estranged from the rest of the family '' when she appears on Fox to commenton socially sensitive issues. She did so again on the Your World show yesterday.
KING: I believe if my granddaddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr., were here today, he would say, ''Keep looking up.'' '...God is even higher than the Supreme Court. So the verdict is not totally in. We're still praying and waiting to hear from God and that's my position.
Alveda's uncle is the revered Martin Luther King, Jr. Not mentioned was that he would likely have supported gay rights.
Host Neil Cavuto seemed to go along. ''Major religions, Alveda, recognize only the union between a man and a woman as married,'' he said. ''The Supreme Court has, obviously, decided that this includes same sex. So that would seem to pit God in that case against the Supreme Court.''
''That is the position right now,'' King agreed, ''and yet you have to see what pastors and preachers across America are going to do. So it's going to be a long hot summer and an interesting year ahead.''
Cavuto asked King, who is a pastor, ''Would God be OK?'' with same sex marriage.
''Love and sex are two entirely different things, and so who is anyone to argue about who can love who? But sex, procreation, that kind of thing, God has some specific plans for that. '...There are some guidelines for sexuality. ...People have not been taught, not properly educated, it's not to be done in a hateful manner. So there's a lot of teaching to be done.''
Cavuto also asked, ''would God welcome'' same sex couples adopting. ''Those kids want someone to love them, right? Does it really matter whether it's two Mommies, two Daddies, a Mommy and Daddy? '' He challenged.
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''We know all human beings don't require sex,'' King replied, in something of a non-sequitor. ''Love and sex are not the same thing, and there's a lot of teaching that has to go on about that. '... Are we going to obey God or are we going to obey man? '...We're going to have to obey God."
Also not mentioned? King has had two abortions and is the single mother of six children. So spare us the lectures, please, about morality, Ms. King.
Watch it above, from the June 26 Your World.
Crossposted at News Hounds.We watch Fox so you don't have to!

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