Wormwood, The sea, became as the blood of a dead man


6/29/17 http://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/822838/Pesticides-causing-decline-of-honeybees THE world’s most widely used pesticides neonicotinoid causes the long-term decline of both honeybees and wild bees, two new field studies found.

The first pan-European field study near oilseed rape crops treated with the chemical in Germany, Hungary, and the UK found it harmed bees.

The chemicals led to bee population declines by reducing overwintering success of honeybee colonies in Hungary and the UK but not in Germany.

But surprisingly the neonicotinoid contaminated pollen collected by the honeybees came not from crops grown from treated seeds, but plants growing in areas adjacent to those crops.

This suggested the water soluble chemical is washing out to neighbouring untreated fields lingering and contaminating the land.

It also found neonicotinoids became more dangerous when mixed with a common fungicide boscalid making it twice as toxic.

Professor Valerie Fournier of Laval University who collaborated with the York team added: “The effect of neonicotinoids on honey bees quickly turns from bad to worse when you add the fungicide boscalid to the mix

“The researchers found that field realistic levels of boscalid can make neonicotinoids twice as toxic to honeybees.”

Both studies were published in the journal Science.
6/2/17 https://sputniknews.com/science/201706021054223104-x-ray-laser-black-hole/ Incredibly Powerful X-Ray Laser Creates ‘Molecular Black Hole’ in Lab.
California physicists fired the most powerful x-ray laser ever constructed at an iodine molecule, tearing the molecule apart in the process – and briefly causing the iodine molecule to exhibit black hole-esque behavior.
The team used Stanford University’s LCLS x-ray laser at the SLAC National Accelerator Observatory. The beam packs unimaginable power: it uses a two-mile-long linear accelerator to generate literally billions of times more power than older lasers.
When you have something that powerful, you want to shoot it at stuff. The physicists used the LCLS laser on a single iodine atom that was bound to a methyl molecule (comprising one carbon and three hydrogen atoms), firing a beam 1,000 times thinner than a human hair at it. They weren’t sure what would happen to such a molecular formation when struck with a laser of this magnitude.
The x-ray radiation stripped away the electrons from the atom, as expected. But the huge amounts of energy hitting the atom caused the iodine to violently pull electrons away from the methyl group to replace the ones it had lost.
The physicists didn’t think that was going to happen, according to study co-author Daniel Rolles at Kansas State University. He compared the iodine atom’s activities to a “molecular black hole” in a Wednesday statement about the experiment.
“The situation we have observed is similar. The high-intensity x-ray pulse causes the iodine atom… to lose a considerable number of its electrons. The highly positively charged iodine atom now behaves like a black hole: It uses its extremely strong electric pull to suck in electrons from the rest of the molecule.”
If it was a black hole, it was one on the smallest possible scale. It involved a single molecule and occurred in a teensy fraction of a time: 30 femtoseconds, or 1/33 trillionth of a second. The force also was an electrochemical pull, rather than the powerful gravity exhibited by black holes in space.
This is a useful and powerful technique, the only problem being that, “when you do [it], you damage the structure you want to look at,” said Rolles. “Our study tries to quantify this radiation damage on the microscopic level.”
Electron theft like this doesn’t happen in nature because of the outrageous amounts of power needed for it to happen. “For any type of experiment you do that focuses intense X-rays on a sample, you want to understand how it reacts to the X-rays,” Rolles said in a press release. “This paper shows that we can understand and model the radiation damage in small molecules, so now we can predict what damage we will get in other systems.”
5/20/17  https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/this-isnt-a-cicada-year-so-why-are-they-now-showing-up-across-the-mid-atlantic/2017/05/19/51c00890-3bef-11e7-a058-ddbb23c75d82_story.html?utm_term=.8e2d69cf8030 Cicadas overwhelm tree branches across the Mid-Atlantic once every 17 years, like clockwork. But something — some suspect it’s climate change — could be sounding their alarm clocks four years early.
In recent days, the red-eyed, nugget-shaped insects have been spotted crawling out from beneath trees from Northern Virginia to Bel Air, Md., in large — though not overwhelming — numbers. The phenomenon is confusing entomologists, who weren’t expecting to see many of the screeching insects in the region until 2021.
Small numbers of cicadas can sometimes grow fast enough to emerge four years early. But there were 1,000 reports of cicadas up and down the Interstate 95 corridor on just two recent days, more than scientists expected.
Cicada lovers are wondering whether the numerous reports are simply a sign of how easy the Internet has made it to track the periodic rite of spring — or whether climate change is nudging more cicadas to venture aboveground early.
Scientists are asking residents to help them figure it out, using online reporting tools that didn’t exist during earlier cicada cycles. They’re collecting reports of cicada activity, which could continue for the next month, and also memories of how those conditions compare to past cicada seasons.
The data could help scientists investigate what is, for now, just a hypothesis: that longer growing seasons linked to climate change may have shortened the life cycle of many 17-year cicadas and could end up creating new cycles of timekeeping broods.
“You could see many more individuals coming out four years early, and eventually those could become so numerous that they’re self-reproducing,” said Chris Simon, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Connecticut.
Cicada swarms are impossible to miss when they arrive in earnest every 17 years, numbering in the billions or trillions, according to Mike Raupp, an entomologist at the University of Maryland at College Park.
A group known as Brood X last covered tree branches — and eventually sidewalks — across Maryland in 2004. A separate class, Brood VI, is now blanketing parts of the Carolinas and Georgia.
Cicadas spend nearly all of their lives underground, feeding on tree roots. Scientists suggest they have some sort of biological clock that counts the trees’ annual cycles of growth and hibernation. Once it hits 13 or 17 years, they emerge to reproduce, then die within about a month.
It is thought the cycles give the cicadas a biological advantage, rarely lining up with cyclical peaks in the numbers of their predators.
But scientists say there are always small subsets of the 17-year cicada broods that don’t wait the full cycle before emerging. These experts think cicadas “count” in fours, and if they are big enough after 13 years, some crawl out sooner.
It’s possible that climate change is helping more of them grow faster, Simon said.
“If the conditions are really good, then a lot of them will come out,” she said. “The longer the growing season, the higher the chance that a very large number will be ready four years early.”
Entomologists began crowdsourcing cicada sightings from across the country about a decade ago at Magicicada.org — a site whose name references periodical cicadas’ biological genus. The reports provide richly detailed data points mapping the density and breadth of 15 distinct cicada broods across the eastern United States.
But this is the first chance they have to so closely monitor Brood X. The last time any members of that brood emerged early was in 2000, so data is more anecdotal and localized.
It’s still early in the season to get a good gauge of the insects’ numbers. They don’t emerge until soil reaches 64 degrees, so entomologists expect more to come out as temperatures surge into the 80s and 90s.
5/11/17 https://sputniknews.com/environment/201705111053482058-ocean-oxygen-levels-rapidly-lowering/ New research on the deoxygenation of the world’s oceans has found that levels are dropping at unnerving speed, and seemingly faster than the corresponding rise in water temperature.
It’s a basic fact of chemistry: cold water holds dissolved oxygen better than warm water.
Heat agitates molecules, spacing them out and allowing oxygen (which is lighter than water) to escape, while cold water holds its oxygen in better. Dissolved oxygen makes water more conducive to life, which is why icy arctic waters teem with fish while clear tropical waters are comparatively barren.
A warming ocean leads to a release of dissolved oxygen, which is bad for oceanic life – and for humans who rely on the ocean for food. In 2013, marine scientists claimed that oxygen levels in the oceans could fall between 1 and 7 percent by 2100.
4/7/17 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-dobson-/issues-paris-climate-agreement_b_8482406.html
A recent UN expert dialogue of more than 70 scientists, experts and climate negotiators led to a report that confirmed that limiting warming to 1.5 degrees remains technically possible, and that — surprise! — keeping temperature rise as low as possible was a good idea. The question, therefore, is very simple: how much warming are you comfortable with?
While carbon budgets are calculated estimates rather than definitive numbers, they do provide a very useful way to translate the idea of “limit warming to 1.5 degrees” into a concrete message that the global energy system can understand and respond to — and budgets are being calculated with ever-increasing rigor and specificity. If we are going to have an agreement that sets out clearly the changes we need to make, therefore, it would be a good idea to include a global carbon budget. Right?
Well, almost. While setting out a precise budget in terms of GHG emissions seems unlikely, the G7 countries, in a communique earlier this year, voiced support for IPCC recommendations of a 40-70 percent reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions below 2010 levels by 2050, and a “decarbonization” of the global economy over the course of this century. While the current draft text contains an option that includes these targets, it also includes a competing option, which simply states:
Parties aim to reach long-term global low-emission transformation, in the context of sustainable development and equitable access to atmospheric space.
That’s it — no percentage reductions, no timetable to achieve them and nothing stronger than a statement that parties “aim to reach” a low-emission transformation over the long term. Despite many countries (and businesses) recognizing the importance of a concrete, long-term emissions goal, it remains possible that the final agreement will only include this vague acknowledgement that reducing emissions, by some indeterminate amount at some indeterminate point in the future would be a nice idea.
4. Are we seriously not going to update our emissions targets again until 2025
The agreement adopted in Paris will not take effect until 2020, and many countries’ current plans contain targets they won’t need to achieve until 2030. Now, the consequences of climate change appear to be continuously getting worse faster than anyone expected, and the cost of renewable energy alternatives like wind and solar are continuously getting cheaperfaster. So it might be useful to get everyone back to the table before 2020 to consider the adequacy of targets countries have set and possibly to update them. Paragraph 18 of the draft agreement has two options that reflect this:
Option 1: [Decides][Invites the President of the COP] to convene a facilitative dialogue among Parties to take stock of the collective efforts of Parties in [2018][2019] in relation to progress towards the long-term goal referred to in Article 3, paragraph 1 of the Agreement, and in order to inform the preparation of intended nationally determined commitments pursuant to Article 3, paragraph 6, of the Agreement;]
Option 2: No such facilitative dialogue prior to 2020.
Options don’t get much clearer than this! Whether or not large international “dialogues” are an effective way of addressing something like climate change, the political attention on the Paris meeting this year has seen more than 150 countries, which account for more than 85 percent of global emissions, submit national plans to combat global warming — an unprecedented level of international buy-in. The targets are, by general agreement, not strong enough, and an international dialogue in 2018 or 2019 would provide an excellent opportunity to strengthen them.
So is it a good idea to include a provision in the upcoming agreement that ensures such a dialogue be scheduled for a few years from now?
Governments prefer secrecy — true enough, but one should add that indifference, distraction and cynicism can do the same job just as well. But if ever there was a moment that cried out for a comprehensive, informed, global conversation — across borders, platforms and vernaculars — then surely, this is it. Every word, number and comma of this agreement will be fought over in the next two months, and every word, number and comma will matter.
4/4/17 http://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/787836/Mediterranean-sea-creatures-disappearing-shocking-rate-extinction Over the past 50 years, almost half the sea’s mammals have been lost along with more than a third of its fish population.
Experts say that 93 per cent of the fish stocks are exploited, with several on the verge of depletion.
Only a few months after an “obituary” was written for Australia’s Great Barrier Reef because of coral loss, the planet’s most used and abused sea is now in a parlous state.
A new report by scientists from the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) warns that although as many as 12,000 marine species inhabit the Mediterranean its “extraordinary biodiversity is in grave danger” as it is threatened by pollution, climate change and overfishing.
The JRC, the EC’s science and knowledge service with experts to carry out research to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy, is warning these pressures might push the Mediterranean ecosystem “beyond the point of no return” and says delays could cause the collapse of key fishing stocks.
Looking at historical changes in the sea’s “food web”, scientists have concluded it has lost 41 per cent of the marine mammals and 34 per cent of the total amount of fish since the mid-1960s.
Largest reductions were in the Western Mediterranean and Adriatic Sea with 50 per cent declines. The loss was far less in the Ionian Sea.
A report by the International Union for Conservation of Nature – guardians of the Red List of endangered species – painted a worrying picture of the Mediterranean’s marine mammals five years ago, warning that six of the nine resident species were threatened with extinction.
The most critically endangered is the monk seal with as few as 350 individuals, while the sperm whale and short-beaked common dolphin were also revealed as being in danger of dying out.
Fin whale, bottlenose dolphin and striped dolphin were classed as vulnerable.
4/3/17 https://sputniknews.com/science/201703041051253549-new-matter-form-supersolid-laboratory/ What did you do at work today? If you are a physicist, you might have invented a new state of matter. Working independently, teams at MIT and ETH Zurich simultaneously announced that they have both synthesized a supersolid, a state of matter previously thought to be hypothetical. Supersolids combine properties of solids with superfluids.
4/3/17 https://sputniknews.com/asia/201703041051253985-robots-cannot-handle-fukushima-radiation/ Radiation from the failed reactors at Fukushima is causing clean-up robots to malfunction and fail. Naohiro Masuda, head of decommissioning for Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), the plant’s operator, has called for the robots to be redesigned so they can withstand the lethal conditions inside the nuclear power plant.
In the aftermath of a magnitude-9.0 earthquake and tsunami in 2011, three of Fukushima’s six reactors suffered a meltdown, forcing nearly 100,000 people living nearby to be relocated. Roughly 19,000 people were recorded as killed or missing in the disaster.
In the largest nuclear incident since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, radiation levels are so high that every robot sent to examine the site has failed.

Last month one of these robots aborted its mission after it was blocked by what appeared to be deposits of debris and melted fuel. There have been at least two similar incidents in the past, with one robot abandoned after not being able to find fuel for several days, and another failing after falling into a gap.
3/4/17 https://sputniknews.com/environment/201703041051254698-un-global-extinction-event-biodiversity/ A United Nations expert on human rights and the environment has warned that human activity is well on its way to causing a global extinction event that will harm humans and animals equally.
John H. Knox, professor of international law with Wake Forest University, and UN Special Rapporteur, is set to formally present a report to the United Nations Humans Rights Council on March 7. Ahead of that, he has spoken at length about how “The rapid loss of biological diversity around the world should be setting off alarm bells.”

2/16/17 http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/oceans-are-losing-oxygen-posing-growing-threats-to-marine-life-research-says-20170215-gue13s.html The amount of oxygen in oceans around the world has declined, a long-predicted result of climate change, scientists have revealed.
Research, published in the journal Nature on Wednesday, found a decline of more than 2 per cent in ocean oxygen content worldwide between 1960 and 2010.
This could have severe consequences for marine organisms if it continues, warned oceanographer Dr Sunke Schmidtko, who conducted the research with Lothar Stramma and Martin Visbeck, all from the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel, Germany.
However, the loss showed up in some ocean basins more than others. The largest overall volume of oxygen was lost in the largest ocean – the Pacific – but as a percentage, the decline was sharpest in the Arctic Ocean, a region facing Earth’s starkest climate change.
When it comes to ocean deoxygenation, as climate change continues, this trend should also increase – studies suggest a loss of up to 7 per cent of the ocean’s oxygen by 2100. At the end of the current paper, the researchers are blunt about the consequences of a continuing loss of oceanic oxygen.
“Far-reaching implications for marine ecosystems and fisheries can be expected,” they write.
2/6/17 http://conservativetribune.com/scientist-global-warming-fraud/ A high-level whistleblower at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently disclosed that the organization published falsified data in a 2015 climate change report to influence world leaders who met at the United Nations climate conference in Paris in the same year.
John Bates, a top NOAA scientist, said in an interview with the U.K. Daily Mail that the agency violated its integrity when it claimed that a slowdown in global warming since 1998 never existed and that world temperatures had been increasing faster than scientists expected.
The NOAA 2015 report, titled “Possible Artifacts of Data Biases in the Recent Global Surface Warming Hiatus,” was based on two new sets of temperature data that were never subjected to the organization’s evaluation process, a process Bates devised.
1/18/17 http://www.wnd.com/2017/01/climate-change-fight-bill-100000000000000/ Global warming has become a huge industry these days, with climate-change entrepreneurs such as former Vice President Al Gore cashing in big, as Bloomberg estimated his worth several years ago at $200 million-plus, up from $1.7 million while he was running for president.
Governments are spending billions at a time. And doesn’t everyone feel the increasing costs of energy and products?
1/12/17 https://sputniknews.com/environment/201701121049499929-largest-coral-reef-almost-dead/ The Sekiseishoko coral reef, the largest reef both in Japan and in the Northern Hemisphere, is 70 percent percent dead, and soon could face total extinction due to global warming, according to Environment Ministry of Japan.
Up to 70.1 percent of Japan’s largest coral reef is dead due to bleaching caused by global warming, according to a Japanese Environment Ministry report based on an extensive study that examined conditions at 35 locations in a 20-by-15 kilometer area.
Bleaching is a process when coral’s symbiont algae, crucial for the survival of the animals, dies. According to the ministry’s Ishigaki Ranger Office in Okinawa, an inflow of red soil into the ocean as well as seawater contamination can cause bleaching but, according to research, the primary reason is global warming. Ocean temperatures in 2016 were about two degrees higher than normal, and this was enough for the algae to start dying. Scientist also point out that any sudden change of temperature, light and nutrients can contribute to bleaching. Coral reefs with dead algae lose their magnificent colors and turn white, hence the name of the disease. If exposed to bleaching for a prolonged time, corals die of malnutrition, and reefs become covered with a dark brown algae.
According to the Ministry of Environment survey, 91.4 percent of the coral in the surveyed locations is at least partly bleached, and 70 percent of coral reefs in the area are now completely dead. In comparison, an earlier survey conducted between September and October 2016 determined that 97 percent of the coral underwent bleaching and 56 percent was dead. As temperatures fell in winter, some corals rebounded, but scientists remain unsure whether the reef can fully recover.
The process is not limited only to reefs in Okinawa. A meteorological phenomenon known as El Niño, resulting from sea-water temperature fluctuations, has contributed greatly to coral bleaching around the world. Extinction of corals endangers numerous species that rely on the reefs for food and shelter, eventually affecting the entire food chain, scientists warn.
1/6/17 http://www.express.co.uk/news/science/751040/iceberg-collapse-rising-sea-levels-antarctica
ENORMOUS iceberg close to BREAKING AWAY from Antarctica risking FOUR INCH sea rise

ONE of the biggest icebergs in the world is on the broke of breaking OFF from Antarctica, after a huge crack appeared.
1/5/17 http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2017/01/05/Another-study-disproves-global-warming-hiatus/8491483636185/ BERKELEY, Calif., Jan. 5 (UPI) — There was no “global warming hiatus” between 1998 and 2012. New research by scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, confirmed the conclusion of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Climate change deniers previously pointed to the supposed slowdown in rising surface temperatures as proof global warming was a hoax. But a 2015 study by NOAA scientists showed the hiatus was a statistical illusion created by changes in the way scientists measure ocean surface temperatures.
Modern buoys — which have assumed most ocean observation duties over the last two decades — tend to record cooler surface temperatures than ship-based systems, even when measuring the same ocean water at the same time. Most ships measure the temperature of ocean water pumped through the engine room, which tends to be warmer. Buoys measure ocean water in situ.
The 2015 NOAA study, published in the journal Science, showed the buoys’ “cold bias” explained the hiatus.
The new study by scientists at Berkeley — published this week in the journal Science Advances — corroborates NOAA’s analysis. The study looked at ocean temperature data collected by buoys, satellites and robotic floats, and determined ocean temperatures have continued to rise at an accelerated rate since 1970.
“Our results mean that essentially NOAA got it right, that they were not cooking the books,” lead study author Zeke Hausfather said in a news release. Instead of trying to combine older ship data with newer buoy data, Berkeley scientists looked at different data sources independently.
“Only a small fraction of the ocean measurement data is being used by climate monitoring groups, and they are trying to smush together data from different instruments, which leads to a lot of judgment calls about how you weight one versus the other, and how you adjust for the transition from one to another,” Hausfather explained. “So we said, ‘What if we create a temperature record just from the buoys, or just from the satellites, or just from the Argo floats, so there is no mixing and matching of instruments?'”
Each separate dataset showed the same trend: over the last 20 years, Earth’s oceans warmed an average of 0.12 degrees Celsius per decade. The warming trend measured during the second half of 20th century has continued into the 21st.
“People don’t get much credit for doing studies that replicate or independently validate other people’s work,” Hausfather said. “But, particularly when things become so political, we feel it is really important to show that, if you look at all these other records, it seems these researchers did a good job with their corrections.”
1/3/17 http://www.wnd.com/2017/01/report-on-arctic-sea-ice-unleashes-shock-waves/  A posting at Real Climate Science has delivered a body blow to the global-warming agenda – now called “climate change” since the globe doesn’t appear to be warming any more.
It shows the Arctic sea ice today is about the same thickness as it was 75 years ago.
That’s despite the massive spread of SUVs, the use of coal-fired power plants to generate heat for homes and gasoline-powered lawn mowers and leaf blowers.
The posting Tuesday from Steven Goddard, blogs under the pseudonym Tony Heller, featured the image of a 1940 Townsville Daily Bulletin report that “ice measurements were on an average only 6 ½ feet,” according to a just-returned expedition of Soviet explorers.
The blogger noted that in 1940, Arctic sea ice was two meters thick.
Then, alongside a posting of a New York Times image stating the ice was “only about seven feet thick” in 1958, he wrote it was “about two meters thick” then.
And he posted an image from the Danish Meteorological Institute, dated Monday, that shows much of the Arctic sea ice cover was some two meters thick or more.
12/20/16  http://www.upi.com/Science_News/latest/  ST. LOUIS, Dec. 19 (UPI) — New research undermines the consensus explanation for the Younger Dryas period, an interval of rapid cooling beginning 12,900 years ago. Scientists have previously hypothesized that the impact of one or more comets triggered the period.

The Younger Dryas period was one of several interruptions in the graduation warming of Earth’s climate after the end of the Last Glacial Maximum, 27,000 years ago. For roughly 15 millennia prior the the Younger Dryas period, Earth’s ice caps slowly receded and temperatures gradually rose. But 12,900 years ago, temperatures plunged once more.

Previous studies have pointed to a series of impact-derived nanodiamonds sourced from sediment dated to the beginning of the Younger Dryas as proof of the prevailing hypothesis. Other studies have detailed supposed evidence of continent-spanning wildfires caused by a massive, climate-changing impact.

But a pair of new studies, both published in the Journal of Quaternary Science, refute the evidence.

“Impact proponents report the rare form of diamond, lonsdaleite, that is usually associated with shock processing; however, we show that they misidentified polycrystalline aggregates of graphene and graphane as lonsdaleite,” Tyrone Daulton, lead author of one of the two papers, said in a news release. “Further, we show that the nanodiamond concentration measurements reported by impact proponents are critically flawed. There is no evidence for a spike in the nanodiamond concentration at the onset of the Younger Dryas to suggest that an impact event occurred.”

“The idea of a Younger Dryas impact was an interesting one that has drawn much attention; however, increasingly methodological research over the past few years has failed to corroborate that story,” added Andrew Scott, lead author of the second paper. “Our research has shown that many of the markers for such an event have been misinterpreted or misidentified.”
12/11/16 http://www.express.co.uk/news/science/742289/El-Nino-La-Nina-temperature-drop-global-warming-climate-change Global COOLING: World temperature DROPS as spikes NOT caused by man, scientists claim

AVERAGE global temperature has dropped after the natural weather warming phenomenon El Nino came to an end.

Met Office Hadcrut4 data has shown about a 0.5C drop in average surface temperatures between the spring and the end of October.

The fall in temperature coincided with the end of the El Nino effect, and start of the cooling La Nina effect.

El Nino is a natural weather cycle which happens every few years and causes sea water in the Pacific Ocean to rise by as much as 3C.

Climate change sceptics claim the latest El Nino, which began in 2015, was the reason for that year being the hottest on record, rather than man-made carbon emissions causing long-term global warming.

Science is divided over whether climate change from man-mad carbon emissions have heated the planet enough to mean that unnatural global warming also contributed to the record temperatures seen during the El Nino in 2015 and the first half of this year.

Dr Gavin Schmidt, head of Nasa’s climate division, says human-caused global warming is the primary factor.

He said 2015 would have been declared the record hottest year ever even if the El Nino had not taken place.
12/08/16 http://www.upi.com/Science_News/latest (UPI) — Scientists already knew soil in wet climes is generally acidic, while soil in dry climes is generally alkaline. But in the process of creating a global soil pH map, scientists realized the distinction was surprisingly stark.
12/2/16 http://www.wnd.com/2016/12/feds-to-spend-27-billion-on-global-warming-in-2017/ Gov’t Spends $27 Billion Annually On Global Warming — How Much Will Trump Cut?
By Andrew Follett
Reprinted with permission of the Daily Caller News Foundation

President-elect Donald Trump said he’s looking to cut back federal global warming programs, which he claims are hurting U.S. competitiveness.

He’s got a lot of work ahead of him: Federal agencies plan to spend $27 billion on global warming-related programs next year.

The White House reported to House Republicans that 18 federal agencies combined spend about $22 billion on global warming activities in 2013, but this defined global warming much more narrowly than the agencies themselves.

Federal agencies want to spend $12 billion on global warming programs in 2017, according to Salon, but the left-wing news site only factored in six of 18 agencies with such programs. The government plans to spend closer to $27 billion on global warming.

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The Department of Energy planned to spend $8.5 billion next year on global warming-related research on energy efficiency, basic science and energy research.

The Department of the Interior would have spent another $1.1 billion supporting climate research, teaching students about global warming, and managing landscapes for “climate resilience.”

The Department of State plans to spend $1 billion on global warming programs, and EPA wants to spent about $1.1 billion as well.

The National Science Foundation dedicates about $1 billion of its 2017 budget to global warming. Other agencies like the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) spend more than a hundred million dollars on global warming, which ultimately accounted for about $12 billion reported by Salon.

NASA’s budget includes more than $2 billion for global warming and earth science, which is specifically allocated to improve climate modeling, weather prediction and natural hazard mitigation.

In comparison, NASA’s other functions, such as astrophysics and space technology, are only getting a mere $781.5 and $826.7 million, respectively, in the 2017 budget proposal.

President Barack Obama sent first $500 million of a $3 billion pledge to United Nation’s Green Climate Fund in March. The fund is supposed to help countries fight global warming.

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12/01/15 http://www.upi.com/Science_News/latest The pollution is even visible from space. Last month, NASA’s Landsat 8 satellite snapped a picture of tainted water flowing down Brazil’s Rio Doce (Sweet River) into the Atlantic Ocean.
The image, captured by Landsat’s Operational Land Imager on November 30, wasposted this week on NASA’s Earth Observatory homepage.
The contamination is the result of the deadly collapse of two dams at an iron mine near the village of Bento Rodrigues in southeastern Brazil. Flood water carried mud, sewage and heavy metals into the river and down into the Atlantic. Pollution continued to drift downstream for the entire month of November. The cleanup is ongoing.
High levels of mercury, arsenic, chromium and manganese were found in water samples collected from the contaminated river.
12/01/15 http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-jordan-unveil-800m-joint-plan-for-red-dead-canal/ The pipeline will take some four or five years to complete. It will be 180 kilometers long and will pass through Jordanian territory, carrying around 200 million cubic meters of seawater from the Red Sea — at the very southern tip of Israel — per annum.
A desalination plant in the Jordanian city of Aqaba, across the gulf from the Israeli resort town of Eilat, will produce the drinking water. Israel will receive around 30-50 million cubic meters of potable water, which will go to Eilat and communities in the arid Arava region, while Jordan will use 30 million cubic meters for its own southern areas.
One hundred million cubic meters of the highly saline byproduct of the process will be piped north to the Dead Sea — the lowest point on earth at some 427 meters (1,400 feet) below sea level — to replenish the lake, whose level has dipped precariously in recent decades.
3/10/15 http://projects.voanews.com/waters-edge/?src=eng-side  From North Africa to Southeast Asia, many of the world’s key river systems are being stretched to their limits. In a 2012 report, U.S. intelligence agencies said fresh water supplies along the Indus, Mekong, Nile, Tigris-Euphrates and other river systems will not keep up with demand in the coming decades. Food security, economic development and regional stability are all at risk, it warned.

Rev 8:11 And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.

Iran Buries Reports of Huge Six-Week-Old Oil Field Fire

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/138450

Iran, which last week offered to help the United States help to control the BP oil spill, is burying reports of its own disaster – a six-week-old oil field fire. Three people were killed and 10 others injured in an explosion when the fire broke out in an oil well in late May.

The sea, became as the blood of a dead man.

Rev 8:8And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood; 9And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed. 10And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; 11And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.

Rev 16:3And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead [man]: and every living soul died in the sea. 4And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.

A possibility exists this is a precursor of this prophecy in the same way the drying up of the Euphrates is in prophecy.

1/23/15 http://www.foxnews.com/science/2015/01/23/beautiful-eerie-fluorescent-glow-hong-kong-seas-indicates-harmful-algal-bloom/  Eerie fluorescent blue patches of water glimmering off Hong Kong’s seashore are magnificent, disturbing and potentially toxic, marine biologists say. The glow is an indicator of a harmful algal bloom created by something called Noctiluca scintillans, nicknamed Sea Sparkle.

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