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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review February 2, 2010 / 18 Shevat 5770

Credibility of global warming alarmists is melting a lot faster thanthe glaciers and the polar ice caps

By Jack Kelly


http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Minnesotans are a little colder in this cold snap because a dozen wind turbines the state bought to produce electric power aren't working. The problem in Minnesota seems to be that the hydraulic fluid in the turbines congeals in very cold weather, turning them into "no spin zones," even when the wind is blowing, said a reporter for the television station KSTP.

The problem in Britain, which is experiencing perhaps its coldest winter in 100 years, is more fundamental. When it is really, really cold, the wind doesn't blow as much. In theory, Britain should be getting 5 percent of its energy from its vast array of wind farms. But in the days before her story was published Jan. 11, London Telegraph reporter Rowena Mason said wind turbines were supplying only two tenths of one percent of the country's energy needs.

Tragedy was averted because Britain still has coal-fired plants it uses for backup. But these are slated to be shut down over the next decade. Wind turbines are supposed to provide 25 percent of Britain's electric power by 2020.

"If we had this 30 gigawatts of wind power, it wouldn't have contributed anything of any significance this winter," Jeremy Nicholson, director of the Energy Intensive Users Group, told Ms. Mason. But if the wind turbines aren't spinning, the politicians still are. Citing "the overwhelming scientific evidence on climate change,"

President Obama urged in his State of the Union address passage of legislation which would force greater reliance on alternative sources such as wind and solar power.

That "evidence" comes mostly from the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The Indian magazine Open described that "evidence" Sunday as "a pack of lies."

The IPCC claims its global warming alarmism is based on "peer reviewed" research. That claim took a big hit last month when it was revealed that its preposterous 2007 claim that the Siachen Glacier in the Himalayas would melt by 2035 was based on a 1999 magazine interview with an Indian scientist, Dr. Syed Iqbal Hasnain, who said the glacier might melt by 2350, but told the New Scientist magazine his speculation was not based on research.

The IPCC's credibility took another big hit Saturday when the London Telegraph revealed that its claim that global warming is causing ice to recede in the Alps and Andes were based on anecdotes in a mountain climbing magazine, and in the dissertation of a Swiss graduate student in geography.

Trouble comes in threes, at least for the IPCC. On Sunday, the Times of London reported that the IPCC's claim that decreased rainfall resulting from global warming might wipe out 40 percent of the Amazon rainforest came from two activists for the World Wildlife Fund, who grossly misrepresented the results of a study published in the journal Nature.

"The Nature paper is about the interactions of logging damage, fire and periodic droughts...but is not related to the vulnerability of these forests to reductions in rainfall," Royal Society research fellow Simon Lewis told the Times.

The British government reported Jan. 27 that scientists at the University of East Anglia, on whom the IPCC principally relied for data on warming, violated the law by refusing to permit other scientists to examine their raw data. The scientists are suspected of manipulating data to show more warming than actually occured.

Data from NASA's Goddard Institute of Space Studies show essentially no warming at all in rural America — that portion of America not subject to the "heat island" effect — since 1900.

The IPCC is headed by Dr. Rajenda Pachauri, but perhaps not for much longer. A railroad engineer with no experience in climatology, Dr. Pachauri has profited much from global warming alarmism, and — like Al Gore — has a large personal "carbon footprint."

Canadian scientist Andrew Weaver, the lead author on two IPCC reports, told the CanWest news service Jan. 26 that the IPCC has "crossed the line" from scientific research into advocacy.

"If Andrew Weaver is heading for the exits, it's a pretty sure sign the United Nations agency is under monumental stress," wrote Terence Corcoran in Canada's National Post.

The credibility of global warming alarmists is melting a lot faster than the glaciers and the polar ice caps.

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JWR contributor Jack Kelly, a former Marine and Green Beret, was a deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force in the Reagan administration.

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