In this issue

Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

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 15, 2010 / 1 Adar 5770

Globull warming: Climate alarmists keep scrambling for evidence

By Jack Kelly


http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Eve Ensler, writer of the "Vagina Monologues," snickered with Joy Behar on Ms. Behar's talk show Monday about how stupid Sarah Palin is for not regarding earthquakes and tsunamis as proof of anthropogenic (man-made) global warming.

"I just think the idea that she doesn't believe in global warming is bizarre,"said Ms. Ensler, who was on the show to promote her new book.

"Every scientist at every note believes in it but Sarah Palin doesn't believe in it," Ms. Behar said.

"We just have to walk around the world at this point and look at what is happening to nature and earthquakes and tsunamis," Ms. Ensler said.

"Right," agreed Ms. Behar.

Earthquakes are caused by sudden shifts beneath the surface of the earth. What happens in the atmosphere has no effect on them.

Likewise, a tsunami is a giant ocean wave caused by sudden motion on the ocean floor, not by changes in atmospheric temperature.

Ms. Ensler and Ms. Behar are airheads who think they're smart. They are — alas — typical of believers in anthropogenic global warming, particularly of those in journalism.

Recent events have tested the faith of true believers in AGW. In September 2008, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. wrote an op-ed lamenting that, thanks to global warming, it would snow no more in Washington, D.C. The blizzard of 2010, which dumped record snow on the nation's capital, must have come as a shock.

Europe is experiencing its coldest winter in decades. During its winter (our summer), Australia experienced record cold.

Journalists have hastened to remind us that weather is not climate. But for decades, many of these same journalists were citing every hot weather event as proof of AGW. And not obviously related things, too, such as changes in the polar bear population and the spread of malaria.

They're still at it. In an article Tuesday, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune linked an apparent decline in Minnesota's moose population to global warming.

"Minnesota, already at the southern fringe of the moose range, apparently is becoming inhospitable for the large animals," wrote reporter Doug Smith.

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Minnesota blogger John Hinderaker notes that over the last half- century, mean temperatures in the land of lakes have increased by just half a degree Fahrenheit. He doubts that's enough to have much effect on the moose population.

But if global warming is responsible for a decline in the moose population, why is the decline confined to Minnesota? Mr. Hinderaker cites recent news accounts which indicate the moose population is "burgeoning" in Massachusetts, "growing" in Michigan, "returning to" Wisconsin, "booming" in Oregon, and "growing exponentially" in New York.

As some journalists roam further afield to find "evidence" for global warming, they ignore mounting evidence that the "evidence" they cited earlier is false, even fraudulent.

Consider the polar bears, whose alleged plight was featured in Al Gore's film, "An Inconvenient Truth," which won him the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. Dr. Mitchell Taylor, Canada's leading authority on polar bears, said that of the 19 different bear populations he studies, 17 are increasing or are at optimal levels; only two are decreasing slightly.

Or Mr. Gore's claim that global warming is causing malaria to return to Africa's Central Highlands. Paul Reiter of the Pasteur Institute, arguably the world's leading authority on malaria, said the disease was much more prevalent there a century ago than it is today, and that its spread has next to nothing to do with temperature.

Journalists in Europe have told their readers and viewers that the 2007 report of the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Mr. Gore, is fraught with egregious errors — some apparently deliberate — which could result in the dismissal of IPCC chieftain Rajendra Pachauri. Journalists here have barely mentioned the controversy.

Writing in November about how U.S. journalists largely ignored evidence that the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in Britain — on which the IPCC relies — had been manipulating data to exaggerate warming, Jonah Goldberg of National Review said:

"This should be considered not just a scientific scandal but an enormous journalistic scandal."

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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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