'Gore filled a Westin Crown Center ballroom with a 90-minute presentation, using photos and videos to illustrate a litany of floods, wildfires, torrential rains, droughts, dust storms, rising sea levels and increasing world temperatures.'
Fox News 'Special Report' panelist Steve Hayes: 'Climate change proponents will have to grapple with the simple fact, which I think Marc Morano laid out, that there has not been appreciable change in global climate temperature in 17 years.'
Study 'reconstructs North American drought history over the past 1,000 years and finds droughts during the 12th & 13th centuries [during the Little Ice Age] were far more severe and long-lasting than the relatively mild US drought of 2012.' - 'Cook and colleagues’ most relevant lesson for the future, however, may be that the one- year pan-continental drought of 2012 was but a glimpse of drought compared with the multi-decadal pan-continental megadroughts that were most common during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.'
A new report published today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation concludes that there has been no increase in extreme weather events in recent decades.
Whenever an extreme weather event (such as a heat-wave, a flood, a drought or a tropical storm) is widely reported by the news media, a heated debate about its possible link with global warming is set off.
The latest example of this kind of speculation was triggered by the disastrous typhoon Haiyan that killed thousands of poeple in the Philippines in early November.
In his report The Global Warming-Extreme Weather Link: A Review Of The State Of Science Dr Madhav Khandekar, a former meteorologist from Environment Canada, examines several recent extreme weather events and discusses them in the context of the ongoing climate debate.
'Climate Thanks to the Aztecs for demonstrating that torturing children isn't a reliable way to prevent droughts' - 'It's a rule: If we want to prevent drought, we need some sacrifices' Child sacrifice in pre-Columbian cultures - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: 'According to Bernardino de Sahagún, the Aztecs believed that, if sacrifices were not given to Tlaloc, the rain would not come and their crops would not grow. Archaeologists have found the remains of 42 children sacrificed to Tlaloc (and a few to Ehecátl Quetzalcóatl) in the offerings of the Great Pyramid of Tenochtitlan. In every case, the 42 children, mostly males aged around six, were suffering from serious cavities, abscesses or bone infections that would have been painful enough to make them cry continually. Tlaloc required the tears of the young so their tears would wet the earth. As a result, if children did not cry, the priests would sometimes tear off the children's nails before the ritual sacrifice'