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Translations from "Ecology: Myths & Frauds"
After the failure of pharmaceutical monotherapies the world rediscovers medicinal plants or the miraculous Artemisia family: by Dr. Pierre Lutgen, Luxembourg - In the absence of efficient primary health care systems, traditional medicine occupies a central place in the provision of health care, especially among rural communities of developing countries. According to WHO 80% of the world population are relying on herbal medicine. This is attributable to accessibility, reliability and affordability. The number of scientific papers related to plants is exploding. (26-sept-2013)Global Warming, a Mass Mania: by Walter Starck, Australian marine biologist - Throughout history episodic eruptions of mass manias have swept societies. These outbreaks embody the dissatisfactions, fears and hopes of their times while offering a shining path to a bright new future. They are characterised by a millenarian nature, wherein threat of punishment for past sins is accompanied by promise of salvation through a new faith. (29-august-2009) Dangerous Deception: by Tim Ball. "The first problem is the original temperature increase was actually given as 0.6°C ± 0.2°C or a 66 percent error factor. It is a virtually meaningless number but still used to argue for warming. Now Phil Jones is acknowledging the UHIE is greater than he allowed at least in China. As Warwick Hughes notes, "Urban-related warming over China is shown to be about 0.1 degree per decade, hey that equates to a degree per century. Huge." If the UHIE is even half of this value for the rest of the world stations chosen by Jones then his claim of a 0.6°C increase virtually disappears. And so does the claim that human produced CO2 is causing warming because there is virtually no warming over the post-industrial period. (10-august-2009) Compared to the Sun's power, we are a fly speck on an elephant's butt: by Anthony Watts - This is a fictional account of what might happen if we get a large solar event, such as a Coronal Mass Ejection, pointed directly at earth. Given that we are truly an electric society, the havoc it would cause would be monumental. Few systems are hardened against an event like this. It would be like a nuclear EMP event, except worldwide. (28-march-2009) El Niño/La Niña EXPLAINED: by Ken Ring - Sometimes these words are tossed around with gay abandon. "This is a typical La Niña pattern", some TV weather anchors will say about almost every bunch of rain clouds passing over. But real meteorologists only call off on El Niño or La Niña when a year is over, in hindsight. That's not much use if you're a farmer trying to plan ahead. El Niño and La Niña do have a simple explana-tion. There are only two basic points to remember. (4-january-2009) FDA plans to save the earth by making you suffocate: To hell with the patients… save the planet! That's basically what the FDA said with its latest edict. They just ordered a ban on inhalers that use CFCs (chloroflurocarbons) to push the medication into the lungs. But the ban has nothing to do with how CFCs affect the patients who use inhalers. It's because CFCs might harm… the environment. (22-december-2008) No significant global warming since 1995: It is impossible to say what is going to happen in the future. But so far, real measurements give no ground for concern about a catastrophic future warming. (19-october-2008) Climate Sensitivity Reconsidered: Paper published by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley in the American Physical Society journal. The present analysis suggests that the failure of the IPCC's models to predict this and many other climatic phenomena arises from defects in its evaluation of the three factors whose product is climate sensitivity: 1) Radiative forcing ΔF; 2) The no-feedbacks climate sensitivity parameter κ and The feedback multiplier ƒ. (20-july-2008) Bactericidal properties of Artemisia annua tea and dosimetry of artemisinin in water by fluorescence under UV light.: paper presented at the International Conference « Maladies tropicales, aspects humanitaires et économiques », Luxembourg, June 3-4 2008, giving results of tests and research on Artemisia annua and its healing effect on malaria. (11-july-2008) Recent discoveries made in Luxembourg could have a major impact on tropical diseases: Pierre Lutgen and Bernard Michels are members of the NGO "Iwerliewen fir bedreete Volleker". Their association actively promotes the use of artemisia annua tea against malaria, in cooperation with other partners. Scientific research has been able to document that the use of artemisia annua in the form of tea acts 10 times faster than conventional remedies against malaria. Taken continuously during 3, or preferably 5 days, the infusion cures almost 100% of the disabled. (23-may-2008) A critique on the Lockwood-Frohlich paper: By Ken Gregory - Mike Lockwood and Claus Frohlich published a paper in the Proceedings of the Royal Society which concludes that the Sun could not be responsible for the global temperature rise over the last twenty years. This paper is so flawed that it is remarkable that it was published. (16-may-2008) New Jason satellite indicates 23-year global cooling: Now it's not just the sunspots that predict a 23-year global cooling. The new Jason oceanographic satellite shows that 2007 was a "cool" La Nina year—but Jason also says something more important is at work: The much larger and more persistent Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) has turned into its cool phase, telling us to expect moderately lower global temperatures until 2030 or so. (13-may-2008) Global Warming - The Scare is Over -8 hours ago.: by Christopher Monckton, The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley: "Scientific evidence presented by leading climatologists at the New York climate conference (March 2-4) demonstrates that the costly "global warming" scare is at last over. Now, the hype is wearing off, and the media that are winning the ratings war are those who give a more careful and balanced presentation of the facts. (19-march-2008) NEWS From the Warming Battlefield: Yet another recently retired preeminent scientist has declared themselves a dissenter from the so-called global warming 'consensus.' The ranks of skeptical scientist continue to swell. And lots of news about the incoming cooling, scientific studies, and evidences on the coolest year in the decade: 2007. (29-february-2008) Climate Change Reexamined: by Dr. Joel M. Kauffman - ABSTRACT: Claimed human-caused warming of the Earth to dangerous and unprecedented levels by human-related emissions of carbon dioxide is contradic-ted mainly by a non-correlation of carbon dioxide levels with warming. Details are given of misleading proxy temperature reconstructions, as well as of misleading proxy atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations. Evidence is presented to show that trepidation about runaway land surface temperatures should apply only to giant urban heat islands, not to rural areas or oceans. (20-february-2008) Polar oposites: by Willie Soon, Kesten C. Green, J. Scott Armstrong - Have you ever wondered how polar bears survived the ice ages? Yes, ice ages! The question arises because scientists have found that when spring conditions are more than usually icy, fewer ringed seal pups—the bears' favorite food—are born. With less food available for the mother bears, fewer bear cubs are born and survive.Why then listing them as "endangered species"? (10-february-2008) Ban Kin-moon sticks his foot in a penguin hole: Ban Kin-moon follows Kofi Anan's example and heads towards making himself one of the worst UN General Secretaries ever. Bah!, for what they are worth… His recent trip to Antarctica showed his wilfull and astonishing ignorance of climate science and facts. (23-november-2007) Cirrus Disappearance: Warming Might Thin Heat-trapping Clouds: from Science Daily - The widely accepted (albeit unproven) theory that manmade global warming will accelerate itself by creating more heat-trapping clouds is challenged this month in new research from The University of Alabama in Huntsville. (23-november-2007) Overturning the "Consensus" in One Fell Swoop: New research from Stephen Schwartz of Brookhaven National Lab concludes that the Earth's clima-te is only about one-third as sensitive to carbon dioxide as the IPCC assumes. Indeed, if Schwartz's results are correct, that alone would be enough to over-turn in one fell swoop the IPCC's scientific "consensus", the environmentalists' climate hysteria, and the political pretext for the energy-restriction policies that have become so popular with the world's environmental regulators, elected officials, and corporations. The question is, will anyone in the mainstream media notice? (17-august-2007) It's colder than Antarctica - but he's in NSW: CLIMATE change may be a glo-bal crisis, but with parts of New South Wales colder than Antarctica yesterday it seems we would rather keep cosy than bother about the environment. NSW this week set its third electricity consumption record in a month. Experts blamed residents turning up their heaters and reverse cycle air-conditioners to fend off the unusually chilly winter. (17-july-2007) Dr. Nils-Axel Mörner's paper: Dr. Mörner's paper of 2003 with the scientific findings that led to his conclusion that there is no signal of any increasing sea level trend. Clear and excellent graphs. (25-june-2007) Claim That Sea Level Is Rising Is a Total Fraud: Dr. Nils-Axel Morner interview in EIR (EXecutive Intelligence Review) on June 6th, 2007. "But more important, in 5,000 years, the whole of the Northern Hemisphere experienced warming, the Holocene Warm Optimum, and it was 2.5 degrees warmer than today. And still, no problem with Antarctica, or with Greenland; still, no higher sea level." (23-june-2007) A Lesson in Metorology: Mobile Polar Highs: by Professor Marcel Leroux, Laboratoire de Climatologie, Risques, Environnement. 66 CD 10 - 13 126 Vauvenargues, France. MPHs are powerful, deep and of vast dimensions, and they maintain considerable coherence, retaining their original low temperatures across longer distances. They transport a larger amount of cold polar air, they move more rapidly, and their trajectories are more meridional, so that they drive more deeply into tropical margins. (19-june-2007) Leaded Gasoline: A Costly Myth: Also a scientific fraud, with the complacency of the press, whether the common yellow or the pseudoscientific. The ban on leaded gasolines cost France and Great Britain about $500 millions a year, and to the rest of the world probably more than $5 billions. (Based on an article by Dr. Z. Jaworowski ) (18-may-2007) 2006 Season Casts Doubt on Warming: As the 2006 hurricane season passed its midpoint, hurricane and tropical storm activity was below normal, and forecasters predicted below-normal activity for the rest of the year as well. The 2006 season cast doubt on prior assertions that a recent spike in Atlantic hurricanes was tied to global warming. (14-october-2006) Is the Concept of a Linear Relationship Between Dose and Effect Still a Valid Model for Assessing Risks Related to Low Doses of Carcinogens - the DDT Example.: by Dr. William Hazeltine, - For Presentation to a Seminar Sponsored by the International Center for Scientific Ecology, May 10, 1993, at Paris, France. (1-october-2006) Al Gore: Some Inconvenient Glaciers: Al Gore says the world's glaciers are melting because humanity has emitted too much CO2. However, a new peer-reviewed study published by the American Academy of Sciences in PNAS, shows that in South America's Andes Mountains the glaciers' advances and retreats have not been governed by CO2, but by small variations in the sun's intensity. (10-june-2006) The tide turns against culture: Why are museums and heritage groups rebranding themsel-ves as apparently brave warriors against the gods of Global Warming? - Global warming hype grows and grows, along with official's insanity. (7-june-2006) What's your carbon footprint?: by Steven Milloy - If you’ve tried to find out what that means, chances are you’ve only gotten half the story. The average “carbon footprint” for a U.S. household is 19 metric tons of CO2, according to BP’s web site. Based on that figure, we calculate that the average U.S. household contributes, at most, an infinitesimal 0.0000000000148 degrees Fahrenheit annually to average global temperature – a trivial contribution even when multiplied by the 100 million U.S. households. (11-may-2006) Climate Change: Incorrect information on pre-industrial CO2: Statement written for the Hearing before the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation by Dr. Zbigniew Jaworowski, Chairman, Scientific Council of Central Laboratory for Radiological Protection, Warsaw, Poland - "The notion of low pre-industrial CO2 atmospheric level, based on such poor knowledge, became a widely accepted Holy Grail of climate warming models. The modelers ignored the evidence from direct measurements of CO2 in atmospheric air indicating that in 19th century its average concentration was 335 ppmv. In Figure 2 encircled values show a biased selection of data used to demonstrate that in 19th century atmosphere the CO2 level was 292 ppmv. A study of stomatal frequency in fossil leaves from Holocene lake deposits in Denmark, showing that 9400 years ago CO2 atmospheric level was 333 ppmv, and 9600 years ago 348 ppmv, falsify the concept of stabilized and low CO2 air concentration until the advent of industrial revolution. (9-may-2006) So Now we are Holocaust Deniers: by Dr. Roy Spencer - "This has recently been accomplished by comparing scientists who don't believe in a global climate catastrophe to those who deny the Holocaust, to those who denied cigarettes cause cancer, or to 'flat- Earthers". "Whenever you see any media statement that "the science is settled" on global warming, note that exactly what is settled about global warming goes unmentioned. (29-april-2006) ACSH Holiday Dinner Menu: Full of carcinogens - what did you expect? And they are all natural! Will they harm you? Of course not -ingested at the naturally ocurring dose in the environment. (18-DEC-2005) Summary of CO2 and Climate Change Related studies: Fifth issue [From CO2Science.org] (1) Changes in Global Climate and the Ocean's Thermohaline Circulation: Which Leads Which? - (2) Climate-Mediated Changes in 20th-Century Argentina Agriculture - (3) Tropical Forest Productivity Trends: 1982-1999 (4) Late-Holocene Moisture Conditions of the Central Mexican Highlands (14-december-2005) Summary of CO2 and Climate Change Related studies: Fourth issue [From CO2Science.org] (1) Greenland Ice Sheet: Going, Going ... Growing! - (2) Birds in Finland Respond to Global Warming - (3) The Roman and Medieval Warm Periods in Spain (4) Global Warming and the Sachem Skipper Butterfly. (30-november-2005) Conduct and Misconduct in Science: by Dr. David Goodstein, PhD. - "Peer review is a good way to identify valid science. It was wonderfully well suited to an earlier era, when progress in science was limited only by the number of good ideas available. Peer review is not at all well suited, however, to adjudicate an intense competition for science resources such as research funds or pages in prestigious journals. The reason is obvious enough." (27-november-2005) The Week That Was: October, 1st, 2005 - New on the Web: Much to do about the shrinking of Arctic sea ice (but not in the Antarctic). William Kininmonth, former head of Australia's Climate Center and author of Climate Change: A Natural Hazard (ISBN 0 906522 26) gives a common-sense explanation of Arctic warming, why it occurs in cycles, and why we should not fear a run-away warming. - 1) Tony Blair dumps Kyoto - 2) USA Today: scientists agree Katrina and Rita no product of global warming - 3) A distinguished professor of physical chemistry tells why efforts to tame hurricanes were abandoned in the US. - 4) Preparing for climate disasters - 5) Scientists in Europe are increasingly speaking gout against irrational climate fears - 6) public opinion in New Zealand is changing. (1-october-2005) Solar Energy Project at the Weizmann Institute Promises to Advance the Use of Hydrogen Fuel: Innovative solar technology that may offer a "green" solution to the production of hydrogen fuel has been successfully tested on a large scale at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. The technology also promises to facilitate the storage and transportation of hydrogen. (13-september-2005) A Different Opinion in Favor of Gun Control: Dr. Pierre Lutgen, in charge of our French Version disagrees with our article by Prof. Gary Mauser on gun control, and asked for his dissenting view and data be published. As this is a site that will give space to dissenting views based on factual data, we are pleased to publish Dr. Lutgen's article on the subject and leave the debate open to opinions. (15-august-2005) The Theology of Global Warming: By James Schlesinger - "Almost unnoticed, the theology of global warming has in recent weeks suffered a number of setbacks. In referring to the theology of global warming, one is not focusing on evidence of the earth's warming in recent decades, particularly in the Arctic, but rather on the widespread insistence that such warming is primarily a consequence of man's activities -- and that, if only we collectively had the will, we could alter our behavior and stop the warming of the planet." (from Wall Street Journal, August 8, 2005; Page A10 (13-august-2005) Gun Laws do Not Reduce Criminal Violence According to New Study: Restrictive firearm legislation has failed to reduce gun violence in Australia, Canada, or Great Britain. The policy of confiscating guns has been an expensive failure, according to a new paper "The Failed Experiment: Gun Control and Public Safety in Canada, Australia, England and Wales," by The Fraser Institute's profesor Gary Mauser. (5-july-2005) Station of the Week: Calhoun Falls, SC: To bolster our claim that "There Has Been No Net Global Warming for the Past 70 Years," each week we highlight the tempe-rature record of one of the 1221 U.S. Historical Climatology Network (USHCN) stations from 1930-2000. (4-august-2005) Summary of CO2 and Climate Change Related studies: Third issue [From CO2Science.org] - (1) 20th-Century ENSO Events - (2) A Climate History of the Northwestern Mediterranean Region - (3) Primary Production in the Adriatic Sea. (29-july-2005) The Week That Was: (July, 9th, 2005) Weekly Newsletter from SEPP (Science & Environ-mental Policy Project) sent by Dr. Fred Singer: Loaded with information on the G8 meeting and Global Warming flop. (9-july-2005) Climate Change: Incorrect information on pre-industrial CO2: Statement written for the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation , March 2004, by Prof. Zbigniew Jaworowski, Chairman, Scientific Council of Central Laboratory for Radiological Protection, Warsaw, Poland, on the wrong methodology and dubious ethical treatment and manipulation of data from ice cores in Antarctica and Greenland. This puts the global warming issue in a totally different perspective. (12-august-2005) The Week That Was: (June, 25th, 2005) Weekly Newsletter from SEPP (Science & Environ-mental Policy Project) sent by Dr. Fred Singer: (25-june-2005) The Lowdown on Meltdown: Dr. Howard Hayden's review of sir John Houghton's book "Global WArming: The Complete Briefing," and Dr. Patrick J. Michaels' book, "Meltdown: The Predictable Distorsion of Glñobal Warming by Scientists, Politicians and the Media," with interesting insights about the issue. (8-june-2005) Summary of Weekly Scientific Studies: (1) Effects of Elevated CO2 on the Isoflavone Content of Soybean Seeds - (2) Thickness Trends of the Antarctic Ice Sheet - (3) The Roman Warm Period and Dark Ages Cold Period in China (From CO2science.org). (5-june-2005) Can Rising Atmospheric CO2 Concentrations Prevent the Thermal Bleaching of Corals?: in the words of Smith et al. (2005), "thermal bleaching of many corals is ultimately the result of the des-truction of photosynthetic pigments by ROS," and since, in the words of Oksanen et al. (2003), "CO2 enrichment appears to alleviate chloroplastic oxidative stress," it takes no imagination at all to reach the conclusion that some as-yet-undefined level of atmospheric CO2 enrichment should completely counter coral thermal bleaching. (23-MAY-2005) Exaggerated Science: How Global Warming Research is Creating a Climate of Fear: The polar ice caps are disappearing! The Gulf Stream is soon to reverse! Right? Well, maybe. But calling such apocalyptic theories into question is becoming more and more difficult for skeptical scientists. Meanwhile, the public is getting tired of being fed a diet of fear. Article by Hans von Storch, 55, director of the GKSS Institute for Coastal Research (IfK) in Geesthacht, Germany, and Nico Stehr, 62, a sociologist at Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen, Germany, who is a long-time researcher of public attitudes about climate change. (14-MAY-2005) The Week That Was: (MAY, 14th, 2005) Weekly Newsletter from SEPP (Science & Environ-mental Policy Project) sent by Dr. Fred Singer: New on the Web: Professor Dennis Bray (GKSS Forschungszen-trum, Geesthacht, Germany) conducted a survey among 530 international climate scientists and found that nearly 30% were skeptical of the IPCC conclusions about anthropogenic global warming. (1) In a letter to Nature (March 31, 2005), George Monbiot and four other "climate campaigners" (including from Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth) complained bitterly that because of skeptics a [false] impression [was] created in the public mind that climate scientists are deeply divided To put the record straight, Prof. David Douglass and I submitted a response, which Nature chose not to publish - (2) Are Sea Surface Temperature (SST) trends real?, by S. FRed Singer - (3) Somking Gun Misfires - I take a dim view of his ocean heat storage causing a delayed temperature increase; it goes against the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics. Meteorologist Charles Hosler has published a critique of Hansen's heat storage values - (4) Global Warming: Something New Under the Sun? Three papers in Science report an increase in solar radiation reaching the Earth's surface presumably because of reduced atmospheric absorption. (14-MAY-2005) The Week That Was: (MAY, 7th, 2005) Weekly Newsletter from SEPP (Science & Environ-mental Policy Project) sent by Dr. Fred Singer: New on the Web: (1) Dr Henry Miller reviews the book "The March of Unreason", by Lord Dick Taverne - (2) MTBE gasoline additive poses a water pollution problem and an even worse political problem - (3) the American Lung Association, aided by EPA, finds it to their advantage to exaggerate the nations air pollution problem - (4) Brief interview on the current energy debate - (5) Bill Steigerwald interviews Fred Singer about the global warming debate - (6) A letter to Mother Jones - (7) solar dimming (first noted by Gerald Stanhill some 20 years ago) is now replaced by a global brightening. (7-MAY-2005) The Week That Was: (APRIL 30th, 2005) Weekly Newsletter from SEPP (Science & Environ-mental Policy Project) sent by Dr. Fred Singer: New on the Web: (1) Hans von Storch, german climatologist, gives an honest appraisal of climate fears in the leading magazine Der Spiegel - (2) David Bellamy, gives an essay that decries the dangers of extreme environmentalism - (3) The public knows little about global warming -- and doesn't care, an MIT survey shows - (4) Coral bleaching is another mechanism of adaptation to higher temperatures - (5) Carbon emissions from south Asia are contributing significantly to Arctic warming - (6) As an energy bill moves forward in Congress, it is appropriate to discuss what can be done to stimulate more production of natural gas through inventive leasing policies - (7) The exaggerated fears created by the Chernobyl accident and the depressing effect it has had on development of nuclear power - (8) The Flat Earth Award goes to Fred Singer. (1-MAY-2005) Precautionary Principle: A Self-Destruct Message: by Eduardo Ferreyra. The strict application of this same Principle makes it unacceptable. It is too dangerous for mankind's survival, and there is no need for the logical or scientific proof for taking a preventive action. Thus, I propose a World Campaign for discussing the Precautionary Principle in all Congress in the world and be prohibited as a base for legislation and regulations of any kind. (11-april-2005) The Week That Was: Latest (APRIL 16th, 2005) Weekly Newsletter from SEPP (Science & Environmental Policy Project) sent by Dr. Fred Singer: New on the Web: 1. Activists harass blueberry farmer in Maine - 2. Polar history shows melting ice cap may be a natural cycle - 3. No new refineries have been built in the US in the past 30 years - 4. Scientific American editor John Rennie belittles the need for balanced reporting, for example on global warming - 5. For a rather different view, see the essay by Prof Henry Bauer on Knowledge Monopolies and Research Cartels - 6. Big Money discovers the huge tax breaks and subsidies for wind energy - 7. The Weather Channel's climatologist Heidi Cullen has a strangely simplistic view of Climate Change. - 8. Perhaps you saw Joseph Romm's nasty review of Michael Crichton's State of Fear in MIT-Technology Review (May 2005). Here is a response. (11-april-2005) Patrick Moore on the Environmental Movement vs Sustainable Development: a reprint from an article published in the Canadian newspaper National Post on march, 12, 2005, and taken from the World Nuclear Org. Moore states Greenpeace has lost his way and is now impervious to science. We have been claiming that for decades! (11-APR-2005) The Week That Was: (APRIL 9th, 2005) Weekly Newsletter from SEPP (Science & Environ-mental Policy Project) sent by Dr. Fred Singer: New on the Web: (a) Critical Assessment of the Millennium Ecosystem, by Fred Singer - (b) Give me a break: A review by John Stossel of Crichton's "State of Fear". - (1) Jesse Ausubel's short essay on the Threat Industry is a gem - (2) The March of Unreason, the recent book by Lord Dick Taverne against Greenpeace's anti GM campaign. - (3) Natural Chemical Emissions. - (4) The precautionary Principle in the EU constitution. - (5) Jim Muckerheide comments on a verdict of $219 Million against Exxon for contaminating a site with radium from drilling pipe cleaning. - (6) Carbon Tax proposal shows true costs of CO2 control. - (7) Readers have asked how we estimate future warming. - (8) Sir David King advocates nuclear fusion. - (9) Ozone protection against GW avoidance. - (10) The Great Hockey Stick ongoing Debate. (10-APR-2005) It's the alcohol!:Virtually everyone "knows" that red wine is the best type of alcoholic beverage to consume if you're concerned about health. After all, the French eat lots of cheese and other high fat foods, yet their rate of heart disease is lower than ours. But, as with much other common knowledge, it's simply not true. There's no magic to red wine. (8-APR-2005) The Week That Was: Latest (APRIL 2nd, 2005) Weekly Newsletter from SEPP (Science & Environmental Policy Project) sent by Dr. Fred Singer: New on the Web: Essay: Holman Jenkins' on Carbon-phobia (2) New Review of Crichton "State of Fear". (3) review by George Taylor of Mihkel Mathiesen's 'Global Warming in a Politically Correct Climate: How Truth Became Controversial'. (4) an update on the Flat-Earth Award: (5) The German EPA is subsidizing GW propaganda. (6) The UK will fall short of its Kyoto target. (7) Tony Blair, seems to be wobbling on Kyoto. (8) Shock, consterna-tion: Bush caving in; will ratify the Kyoto Protocol.(8-APR-2005) The Growing Public Anxiety About Lung Cancer : Dr. Elizabeth Whelan, ACSH. Ever since ABC News anchor Peter Jennings announced last week that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer, we have observed an increased interest in the disease--particularly the probability of it occurring in former smokers. We have spoken with dozens of former smokers and read reports of anxiety in this group, and, drawing on the American Council on Science and Health's past research, we offer facts and advice on lung cancer. Our advice is tailored to three different groups: a) ex-smokers, b) current smokers, and c) non-smokers who are candidates to take up the habit.(8-APR-2005) Breast Cancer: News is Too Good: Editorial by Dr. Elizabeth Whelan, ACSH. "What if there was growing evidence that an already-existing drug, taken daily, might dramatically reduce the risk of breast cancer? Shouldn't that be more newsworthy than fund-raising walkathons done in the quixotic pursuit of a simple cure? More noteworthy than the latest lab test which classifies an environmental chemical as a rodent carcinogen?" - There is such a drug. Read on. (8-APR-2005) The Week That Was: Latest (MARCH 26th, 2005) Weekly Newsletter from SEPP (Science & Environmental Policy Project) sent by Dr. Fred Singer:
Artemisia annua tea stronger than chloroquine: Recent results obtained at the AlQuds University in partnership with IFBV-BELHERB from Luxembourg show that freshly prepared infusion of Artemisia annua is stronger than chloroquine in the inhibition of beta-hematin (hemozoin) formation. In the infected erythrocyte the malaria parasite generates large quantities of toxic heme which it has to render innocuous by polymerizing it into hemozoin. The mechanism of quinine and all its derivates, chloroquine, amodiaquine operates by inhibiting this hemozoin crystallization. (12-august-2013)
A "vaccine"against malaria from Africa: ARTAVOL: by Dr. Pierre Lutgen, Luxembourg. Since 5 years ago a group of scientists at the Ministry of Health of Uganda was working on plant extracts which might have a prophylactic effect against malaria. Since 12 months ago a product is available in the pharmacies of Uganda. The product has been released after clinical and community trials over 3 years which have demonstrated that if taken regularly during one year it renders a person immune against malaria. It also reduced the asymptomatic malaria cases in an adult population by 60%. (16-may-2013)
Climatic variations in historic and prehistoric time: by Prof. Otto Pettersen - Extraordinary paper by Swedish geologist Dr. Otto Pettersen, published in 1913, in the Swedish journal UR Svenska Hydrografisk-Biologiska Kommisionens Skrifter where he exposes his theory of a solar-lunar driven climate and a 'tide-generating force'. "In the last centuries of the Middle Ages a series of political and economic catastrophes occurred all over the then-known world. They synchronise with the occurrences of a startling and unusual kind in the kingdom of Nature. The coast of Iceland and Greenland became blocked by Polar ice. Frequent volcanic eruptions occurred in Ice-land and the surrounding seas. Violent storm-floods devastated the coast of the North Sea and Baltic." (15-dec-2012)
A "vaccine"against malaria from Africa: ARTAVOL:Since 5 years ago a group of scientists at the Ministry of Health of Uganda was working on plant extracts which might have a prophylactic effect against malaria. Since 12 months ago a product is available in the pharmacies of Uganda. The product has been released after clinical and community trials over 3 years which have demonstrated that if taken regularly during one year it renders a person immune against malaria. It also reduced the asymptomatic malaria cases in an adult population by 60%. (16-may-2012)
Toxic Effects of Artemisinine Derivatives at High Doses: Some recent research, mostly in relation with the resistance to ACT pills and/or artesunate injections, has highlighted serious secundary health effects at the doses prescribed by WHO. Fears of emerging artemisinine resistance in western Cambodia have promoted a series of clinical trials investigating if resistance can be overcome by increasing doses of drug. (16-may-2012)
What the return of frogs can teach us about global warming: by Anthony Watts - About 15 to 20 years ago, folks began to notice problems in amphibian communities around the world. At first, physical deformities were being noticed and then large population declines were being documented. Now a bit good—although hardly unexpected—news is coming out of the frog research studies. Some frog populations in various parts of the world are not only recovering, but also showing signs of increased resistance—gained through adaptation and/or evolution—to the chytrid fungus. (14-dec-2010)
Mercury rising... but Temperatures?: by Lord Christopher Monckton - "El Presidente –don't tell anyone– is going to ban all incandescent lightbulbs in all Mexico. Ban light-bulbs. Throughout Mexico. Really and truly. I kid you not. Gee wow golly gosh." With his peculiar sense of humor Lord Monckton tells us that this "Gran Mexican Iniciativa" will forestall temperature rise by 2050 in about 0.03ºC at the mere cost of $34 trillion, seven times the world's GDP. Pocket change... (11-dec-2010)
Smokers given the boot... again: by William Campbell Douglass - "One more company is refusing to hire smokers... and somehow, the feds and media are perfectly O.K. with it. Companies say smokers cost more because they boost the price of health insurance for everyone. Yet they wouldn't dare fire all the fat people, despite the fact that obesity is a much bigger burden on the health care system. 9-may-2010
HIV does not cause AIDS: by Dr. Henry Bauer - So the claim that HIV doesn't cause AIDS, when everyone knows that it does, is treated by the media, the public, and mainstream science as not worth attending to. And yet the proof that HIV cannot be the cause of AIDS is at hand in the technical literature, as well as in dozens of books aimed mainly at a general audience. The mistaken belief that HIV causes AIDS has damaged the health of untold numbers of people around the world. (23-april-2010)
Climate, Caution and Precaution: by Willis Eschenbach - One of the arguments frequently applied to the climate debate is that the "Precautionary Principle" requires that we take action to reduce CO2. However, this is a misunderstanding of the Precautionary Principle, which means something very different from the kind of caution that makes us carry an umbrella when rain threatens. Some people are taking the Precautionary Principle way too far… (2-january-2010)
New on the Web: "Sustainable development = Sustained poverty", by Paul Driesen (next link below)
(1) Read all the blaah-blaah sent by the Union of Confused Scientists.
(2) Poll by the Flat Earth Award nominating Fred Singer the climate denier of the year".
(3) Lord May accuses the White House of being confused about climate science
(4) Lord Dick Taverne's new book, The March of Unreason, serves to restore some balance.
(5) Nuclear energy is coming back in Europe: now Poland.
(6) Hormesis is gaining ground
(6). And Canada could still get out of the Kyoto Protocol. (7-MARCH-2005) Sustainable development = Sustained poverty: by Paul Driesen, author of "Eco-Imperia-lism: Green power? Black Death." It is about keeping developing countries cute, indigenous, electri-city-poor and impoverished. The Earth Island Institute longs for the day when Africa's poor made clothing for their neighbors on foot-pedal-powered sewing machines and says, once they get electricity, they spend too much time watching television and listening to the radio. (26-march-2005) The Week That Was: March 5th, 2005 - Weekly Newsletter from SEPP (Science & Environmental Policy Project) sent by Dr. Fred Singer. (7-march-2005) Global Warming, the Politicization of Science, and Michael Crichton's "State of Fear": Although State of Fear is a fictional thriller about ecoterrorism, its real thesis is the politicization of science, in particular climate change and global warming. "Whenever science is enlisted in some other cause--religious, political, or racialist--the result is always that the scientists themselves become fanatics" (Johnson, 1991, p. 154) (7-march-2005) No Proof is Sufficient: A research published in the peer-reviewed journal Geophysical Research Letters, the title of which pushes the limits of scientific acceptability: "Forty-five years of observed moisture in the Ukraine: No summer desiccation (yet)." It appears we have now entered a phase of the global climate change debate wherein scientists feel free to trumpet their personal bias even if it runs contrary to evidence compiled by the scientific entity they represent or, even more astounding, if it runs counter to research results they themselves produce!(20-february-2005) Kyoto Protocol Danger to the White House: by Prof. Fred S. Singer - "The Kyoto Protocol went into effect on Feb 16, 2005, after seven long years of negotiations. It may be a victory for diplomacy, and it will certainly please international bureaucrats, but it is no cause for celebration. It is ineffective, yet very costly. And it is scientifically flawed. -- to quote Russian president Putin. But aside from that " see what he says! (20-february-2005) The Week That Was: February 19th, 2005 - Weekly Newsletter from SEPP (Science & Environmental Policy Project) sent by Dr. Fred Singer =
(1) Realities are beginning to sink in Britain
(2) A scathing critique of Kyoto in The Times (London) by Rosemary Righter and a penetrating analysis by its foreign editor Bronwen Maddox.
(3) The Canadians too face a dilemma that defies easy solution
(4) Dutch journalist Hans Labohm gives a sophisticated overview of events in Britain during the past month
(5) Domestic challenges to the Bush White House from blue states are clearly politically motivated
(6) We turn next to climate science and reprint the frank conclusions of a 1999 workshop that tell the real story of model and data uncertainties.
(7) This is followed by a WSJ investigative article on the demise of the Hockey Stick.
(8) We recommend also the WSJ editorial of Feb 18 on the same topic.
(9) Finally, a news report on a science talk by Tim Barnett and co-authors. (20-february-2005) Kioto's Walls Are Crumbling: by Hans Labhom- "The unmitigated exposure to prophecies of imminent ice ages, looming hell fire, mass starvation, mega-droughts, global epidemics and mass extinction is an experience I would not recommend to anyone with a thin-skinned disposition (although the news media couldn't get enough of it). But such was the spectacle of pending disaster that anyone who dared - or was allowed - to question whether the sky is really about to fall on us " (20-february-2005) Desperate Attack: Dead Man's Hand: Reflections on the release on January 24th of a press release by Dr. Rakendra Pachauri, head of the IPCC, about a curious "scientific" report by political and business organizations, during a meeting in Mauritius, a few days ago. We invite you to join us for a good laugh. (27-january-2005) Environmental Colonialism: by ROBERT H. NELSON, Professor at the School of Public Affairs of Maryland, College Park, USA. A profound and extemely accurate, well balanced analysis of the history of Africa under the siege of environmental "nature and planet saving" efforts. Are you an honest and sincere environmentalist? Good. Then read about what you have been supporting. (6-january-2005) The Week That Was: Latest (JANUARY 1st, 2005) Weekly Newsletter from SEPP (Science & Environmental Policy Project) sent by Dr. Fred Singer = (1) Review of Michael Crichton's new novel, "State of Fear" - (2) Bloggers Trash Crichton's book - (3) The Real Oil Problem - (4) Guest Editorial from Congress Action - (5) The Tsunami from Dec. 26th, 2004 . A simple Explanation and some political comments. PLus: "Prosperity, the best defense against a tsunami," and letters to newspapers by some smart readers. (6-january-2005) Strange Science: Reflections on Global Warming. By Thomas Sieger Derr, Professor of Religion and Ethics at Smith College and the author of Environmental Ethics and Christian Humanism. You might not know it from ordinary media accounts, which report the judgments of alarmists as "settled science," but there is a skeptical side to the argument. Scientists familiar with the issues involved have written critically about the theory of global warming. The puzzle is why these commentators, well-credentialed and experienced, have been swept aside to produce a false "consensus." What is it that produces widespread agreement among both "experts" and the general public on a hypothesis that is quite likely wrong? (22-november-2004) The Week That Was: Weekly Newsletter from SEPP (Science & Environmental Policy Project) sent by Dr. Fred Singer = (1) Our nuclear physics guru, Dr. Gordon Prather, decribes a promising option for nucelar power: Russians plans for reactors mounted on floating barges that can also supply desalination to areas short of fresh water.
(2) Fresh water: Increase in Rainfall From Global Warming.
(3) Environment Improves Under Bush.
(4) Coal Generators Clean Up Their Act.
(5) Global Warming Fanatics Fear of Sound Science.
(6) Science Support for Global Warming Dwindles
(7) Consensus Can be bad for Climate Science
(8) Britain Plans Contentious Approach tl Climate Change Policies.
(9) An Admiral at the Helm of NOAA (9-october-2004) The Week That Was: September 25th Newsletter by SEPP (Science and Environmental Policy Project), website conducted by Prof. Fred Singer. (29-sep-2004) The Week That Was: September 18th, 2004 Newsletter by SEPP (Science and Environmental Policy Project), website conducted by Prof. Fred Singer. (18-sep-2004) Let a Thousand Reactors Bloom: Physicists and engineers at Beijing's Tsinghua University have made the first great leap forward in a quarter century, building a new nuclear power facility that promises to be a better way to harness the atom: a pebble-bed reactor. A reactor small enough to be assembled from mass-produced parts and cheap enough for customers without billion-dollar bank accounts. A reactor whose safety is a matter of physics, not operator skill or reinforced concrete. And, for a bona fide fairy-tale ending, the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is labeled hydrogen. (4-september-2004)
Fearful Famines of the Past: Excerpts and a comment by Eduardo Ferreyra of an excellent article published in the National Geographic Magazine edition of July 1917! - It gives an account of the major famines occurred on Earth since the most ancient times, and the horror depicted in the stories would surely shock any reader in the 21st Century. The author points out that almost all dearth and famines in history were the consequences of two, and most times, three factors: (3-sept-2004)
The Week That Was: August 28, 2004 Newsletter by SEPP (Science and Environmental Policy Project), website conducted by Prof. Fred Singer. (28-aug-2004) Megatons to Megawatts: by Gordon Prather - Well, as it happens, for ten years the Russians have been dismantling the nukes they inherited from the Soviet Union that were excess to their needs. They have planned all along to get rid of the weapons-grade plutonium from those dismantled nukes by making plutonium-uranium mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel. In other words, the Russians intend to turn Megatons into MegaWatts. (28-aug-2004) August Frost: Minnesota farmers are braced for crop losses expected to total hundreds of millions of dollars after a devastating early frost during a lousy growing season. "It would appear that the soybean crop north of I-94 is anywhere from 30 to 100 percent gone," said Warren Pommier, a disaster specialist with the Farm Service Agency in Minnesota. (25-august-2004) Cooling Everywhere: According to an analysis by scientists at the University of Alabama at Huntsville, July was the coldest worldwide since 1992. In the Northern Hemisphere, July's temperatures were below the 20-year average by 0.14º C and in the Southern Hemisphere by 0.29º C. Both the tropics and Antarctica showed marked coolness. How cold did it get? In Saskatoon on July 29, the overnight low was 0.07 degrees, breaking weather records that had been started in 1892. In Winnipeg on July 23, the overnight low was three degrees, the lowest recorded since 1872. (25-august-2004) The Week That Was: August 21st, 2004 - Weekly Newsletter from SEPP (Science & Environmental Policy Project, website by Prof. Fred Singer) with latest news about climate science and other topics. (21-august-2004) Settling Global Warming Science: by Fred Singer, Patrick Michaels and David Douglass. "How many times have we heard from Al Gore and assorted European politicians that "the science is settled" on global warming? Well, the science may now be settled, but not in the way Gore and Blix would have us believe. Three bombshell papers have just hit the refereed literature that knock the stuffing out of Blix's position and that the United Nations and its Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). (21-august-2004)
Ghostbusting Temperatures!: FAEC publishes here an analysis of 1583 temperature records taken from the US Historical Climatology Network database in the United States (along with 1583 graphs and charts of plotted trends) showing that the IPCC's claimed "dramatic warming" does not exist - at least in the United States of America. (4-august-2004)
NRDC Releases Yet Another Bomb in Climate Change Scare Tactic Campaign: August 4, 2004: A study scheduled for release this morning by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) alleges residents in more than a dozen U.S. cities "will enjoy significantly fewer healthy air days in coming summers as hotter temperatures caused by global warming speed formation of the lung-damaging pollution commonly known as smog.". Honest and competent scientists are laughing their lungs out. (4-august-2004) Estimating the Cost of McCain-Liebermann - A Futile Exercise: The exercise of calculating the cost of the McCain-Liebermann proposed bill is like determining how many angels can fit on the head of a pin. It assumes angels do indeed exist, otherwise how could one estimate their size? (25-july-2004) Prof. Fred Singer's Newsletter: The Week that Was - July, 24th, 2004. (25-july-2004) Raining in the Global Warming Parade: Unlike the old adage that two wrongs don't make a right, climate models contain many processes that are probably wrong (or non-existent), but are tuned to get the right average climate conditions. Climate modellers still believe in Santa Claus. (An article by Prof. Roy W. Spencer) (24-july-2004) A Mayor Mistake: After Newton, Mass., Mayor David Cohen and Worcester, Mass., Mayor Timothy P. Murray published an op-ed in the Sept. 1 Boston Globe calling upon the Bay State to put in place a climate action plan to combat global warming, Mayor Cohen received the following letter from a resident of his community. (24-july-2004) Let Them confess Their Faith!: It wasn't long after I became a research scientist that I learned that scientists aren't the unbiased, impartial seekers of truth I always thought they were. Scientists have their own agendas, philoso-phies, pre-conceived notions, and pet theories. These views end up influencing their science. Nowhere does this have a greater impact on the science than in global warming theory. (An article by Prof. Roy W. Spencer) (24-july-2004) Chernobyl: Greatest Bluff in the 20th Century: The explosion in nuclear reactor in Chernobyl does not belong to the worst trage-dies of the 20th century. The explosion did not kill thousands of people, nor did it heavily contaminate for hundreds of years enormous areas of land. (5-july-2004) Ghosts Temperatures: A great amount of weather station records all over the world suggests that Earth has not warmed significantly, o perhaps it has cooled during the last years, contradicting claims and catastrophic predictions from the IPCC. (5-july-2004) The British Terror Invasion: "Animal and ecological rights groups," said FBI special agent Philip Celestini, "are now the country's leading domestic terror threat." (4-july-2004) "Corrigenda anyone?: The Corrigendum in Nature today (July 1, 2004) by Professors Mann, Bradley and Hughes is a clear admission that the disclosure of data and methods behind MBH98 was materially inaccurate. The text acknowledges extensive errors in the description of the data set. Even more important is the new online Supplementary Information (SI) site, which concedes for the first time that key steps in the computations behind MBH98 were left out of (and indeed conflict with) the description of methods in the original paper. (4-july-2004) Aliens Cause Global Warming: Another great lecture given by Michael Crichton in January 17th, 2003 at Caltech Michelin Lecture. "Let's be clear: the work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus. Consensus is the business of politics. Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right, which means that he or she has results that are verifiable by reference to the real world. In science consensus is irrelevant. What is relevant is reproducible results. The greatest scientists in history are great precisely because they broke with the consensus. There is no such thing as consensus science. If it's consensus, it isn't science. If it's science, it isn't consensus. Period." (24-june-2004) South America Ozone: In an website called Solcomhouse, there is abundant (mis)information about ALL issues related with the environment and ecology, from the panda bear and elephants, to global warming and the ozone layer hoax. We analyzed and comment this website - and got moments of good laughs. (22-june-2004)
Consequences of Acute and Chronic Cannabis Use Information and references to scientific studies on psychological consequences of chronic use of Marihuana.
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Chapter 4: LEAD IN FUELS: A costly myth. Short story of lead tetraethyl; Human Physiology and Lead; Fraudulent Science; the Prophets of Lead; Patterson´s False Hypothesis; Glaciers and Faked Evidences; Conclusions; -- 34 References to papers and articles.
What's Up With That
The Reference Frame: Lubos Motl blog
Envirothruth.org: The Truth in Environmental Issues
Still Waiting for Greenhouse - John Daly's website
ACSH - American Council on Science & Health
JunkScience: Steve Milloy's website
Lew Rockewell's website
Accuracy in Media
New Little Ice Age Instead of Global Warming?
Solar Forcing of El Niño and La Niña
Solar wind near earth: Indicator of variations in global temperature
The Next El Niño
ECOLOGY IN CUBA
by CARLOS WOTZKOW
IMPORTANT ARTICLES Precautionary Principle: A Self-Destruct Message
Ghosts Temperatures: Many weather station all over the world: Earth has not warmed significantly.
The next El Niño – July, 2006 by Dr. Theodor Landscheidt.
Aliens Cause Global Warming: Another great lecture given by Michael Crichton.
A Global Warming Primer:by Gerald E. Marsh, physicist at Argonne National Laboratory -
Observed World Temperature Trends Hundreds of records and graphs of 385 weather stations around the world.
The Religion of Environmentalism Remarks to the Commonwealth Club by Michael Crichton,
Heat Wave in Europe: The Mystery Unveiled by Eduardo Ferreyra
Climate and Keplerian Planetary Dynamics: "The "Solar Jerk", The King-Hele Cycle, and the Challenge to Climate Science" by Rhodes W. Fairbridge,
All You Need to Know to Prove The Renewable Energy Economy Is a Hoax: Review of the book The Solar Fraud: Why Solar Energy Won't Run the World, by Dr. Howard C. Hayden.
Cosmic-climate study cools Kyoto: Research paper says the sun's behaviour and the Earth's position in the galaxy, not CO2 build-up, are at the root of global warming.
20th Century Climate Not So Hot: (Harvard-Smithsonian Press release)