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Archive for January, 2008

Canadian Tourist Murdered?

Posted by feww on January 31, 2008

[Update, Monday February 4, 2008 ]

According to a report, Canadian tourist killed in mysterious circumstances [murdered?] on a cycling tour in New Zealand last week was a news magazine publisher and community leader in the mountain resort town of Whistler, Canada.

Kathryn Jane Barnett, 49, president, co-owner and publisher of Pique Newsmagazine, was fatally injured when a vehicle, traveling uphill, hit her from behind. Mrs Barnett was an experienced cyclist and was riding well to the left [legal side] of the road.

Initial Report

A Canadian tourist was killed in mysterious circumstances in New Zealand raising the number of incidents of murder, “accidental” death and violent rape in 2008 to over 100 on the day their imbecile police discovered the weighted-down body of another woman in a river.

Initial report at Stuff New Zealand

Links on other tourist murders and background:

Yet Another Victim of New Zealand Tourism (Scottish tourist murdered in New Zealand in the prime of her life)
You Want to Work in New Zealand?
Truth About ‘100% Pure New Zealand’ Advertising Campaign
Stop New Zealand Committing Eco-Terrorism!
Assault victim tells of terrifying ordeal
Increased violence in NZ: What are the tourists coming here for?

Tourist couple kidnapped at gunpoint, robbed, woman raped, husband assaulted .
Men guilty of kidnapping tourist
Skinheads jailed for beating tourist
Tourist abducted and robbed
Backpacker rapist sentenced to 7 years

Tourist abducted and robbed
German Tourist’s Murder was Preventable
English tourist’s campervan set on fire in the carpark
The two kidnappers who beat and raped the Dutch tourist only get 10 and 6 years
Father urges New Zealand pilot to face music over tourist’s death
Indian Student, 22, stabbed to death

Appalling race-hate crimes in New Zealand: Chinese student was battered with beer bottles

A 46-year-old Malaysian woman was raped in Auckland, NZ

South American tourists were beaten and robbed
One in six of Kiwis (New Zealanders) think about suicide [Murder]

 

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33 percent More Disasters

Posted by feww on January 30, 2008

Droughts, Floods, Hurricanes and Biofuel

More humanitarian disasters around the world are occurring as a result of extreme weather and rising food prices.

Devastation caused by droughts, floods and hurricanes prompted 14 out of 15 U.N. “flash appeals” for help last year, up 33% from the previous worst record, according to the U.N. Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, John Holmes.

Disasters are increasing both in intensity and number, Holmes said. “Holmes cited  growing demand for food in China and India, a shift towards more meat-oriented diets and the use of foodstuffs in biofuels as driving what he called a structural change in food prices that put some staples beyond the reach of the poor.”  More…

Posted in Biofuel, Climate Change, disasters, food, meat diet | Leave a Comment »

Canada, Racism, Genocide, and the Bomb

Posted by feww on January 28, 2008

Canadian Genocide Machine

Excerpts from Canada, Racism, Genocide, and the Bomb
by Kim Petersen

The uranium mine was developed by the Canadian government to satisfy US needs for the World War II effort to construct an atomic bomb. From 1942 to 1960, the Sahtugot’ine worked at the mine in Port Radium, unknowingly polluting their massive freshwater resource and irradiating themselves. In the early 1960s, the danger became apparent. The Sahtugot’ine workers started to die from lung, colon, and kidney cancers — diseases previously unknown to them.

Deline [“Where the water flows”] is practically a village of widows, most of the men who worked as laborers have died of some form of cancer. The widows, who are traditional women were left to raise their families with no breadwinners, supporters. They were left to depend on welfare and other young men for their traditional food source. This village of young men are the first generation of men in the history of Dene on this lake to grow up without guidance from their grandfathers, fathers and uncles. This cultural, economic, spiritual, emotional deprivation impact on the community is a threat to the survival of the one and only tribe on Great Bear Lake.

Full Story…

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Tuna Sushi, and Hold the Mercury!

Posted by feww on January 26, 2008

Oceana Report: Hold the Mercury

Oceana.org’s new report on mercury levels in popular fish and sushi, Hold the Mercury, includes the results of mercury tests on 94 fish samples obtained from sushi bars and grocery stores from cities across the country.

Below is a summary of their key findings concerning high mercury levels found in tuna and swordfish and their recommendations:

Key Findings

  • Mercury levels in tuna were much higher than the FDA data suggest
  • Two-thirds of swordfish tested contained mercury above the FDA “action level”, which would permit the administration to remove these fish from sale
  • The FDA lacks data on bluefin tuna and other popular sushi tuna species
  • Average mercury levels of swordfish exceeded the FDA “action level”

Recommendations

  • Grocery companies should post the FDA advice about mercury in fish on signs at seafood counters
  • The FDA should increase the frequency of its testing for commonly consumed fish
  • The FDA should consider including fresh tuna on its “Do Not Eat” list
  • The FDA should require warnings to be posted where fish covered by the U.S. government advisories are sold

Related links:
Fish, Antibiotics, Pesticides, Toxic Materials
Pregnant Women, Eat Fish! Don’t Eat Fish!
Sustainable Lifestyles & Healthy Food,
UPDATE & New Links

Fish Farming: The Hazards & Environmental Impacts 
The Aquaculture Dilemma

Cat Suicide Dance
The Poisoning of Minamata
Minamata Disaster
1 in 6 American women have unsafe levels of mercury in their blood

Still Ill
Mercury Rising: The Poisoning of Grassy Narrows
Mercury Exposure
Mercury poisoning:
1 in 6 babies are at risk of developmental problems

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Yet Another Victim of New Zealand Tourism

Posted by feww on January 24, 2008

Murdered in New Zealand in the Prime of Her Life

[Submitted by a guest writer]

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Karen Aim

Karen Aim, 26, a Scottish tourist, was found in a pool of blood, caused by a serious head injury, on a street corner in Taupo, New Zealand. She spoke with the responding officers and gave her name. It’s not known whether her life could have been saved had the authorities acted professionally. Karen’s body will be flown to Scotland and then by boat to her home in Orkney Islands.

Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of Karen Aim. Their tragic loss was unnecessary and preventable. New Zealand is culture of extreme violence; NZ Government and the tourism mafia [industry] must be held accountable for each and every incidents of murder, rape, kidnap, assault and aggravated robbery perpetrated by their citizens against the unsuspecting tourists who are lured to the country by false advertising. [See links below.]

CASF Human Rights Team has previously asked the NZ Ministry of Justice and several other ministries for a list of foreigners who have been murdered or ‘accidentally’ killed in New Zealand in the past few years. Unfortunately, the New Zealand authorities declined to provide any information.

According to nztourmaps.com, a New Zealand tourism promotion company, about 779 overseas visitors were killed in New Zealand between 2001 to 2006. [Note: the figure provided may be a gross underestimate, though it still means overseas visitors are 7 times more likely to be killed in New Zealand than in Australia.]

Related Links:

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470,000 Watch Hillary’s Funeral!

Posted by feww on January 24, 2008

Architect of World’s Highest Garbage Dump Bites the Dust!

[Submitted by a guest writer.]

About 414,000 people (ten percent of New Zealand’s 2-legged population) watched four hours of live coverage of Edmund Hillary’s state (!) funeral on a NZ TV channel, while another 55,500 watched a two-and-a-half hour long coverage on another channel, according to a report. [Edmund Hillary was one of the first people to glorify the littering of Mount Everest, the first steps in destroying one of Earth’s remotest ecosystem, and be praised for it.]

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Image and Source: Everest from Kala Patthar in Nepal

The procession also included two precious possessions, carried upon cushions by slow-stepping soldiers; a carved wooden walking stick and an ice-axe to sum up the adventurous spirit of Sir Ed, who died on January 11 of a heart attack, aged 88.

NOT a single viewer has yet volunteered to clean up the estimated 1,200 tons of garbage or remove the 150 or so dead bodies (at least 41 bodies lay on the north side of Everest alone!) that Hillary and his fellow conquistadors have since left behind.

About 921,780 liters of raw sewage were discharged into glaciers on Everest between 1921 and 1999, according to Junko Tabei, a female climber who reached the summit in 1975. Tabei conducted research on garbage left on the mountain for her master’s course thesis at Kyushu University in 1999.

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UPDATE

Posted by feww on January 23, 2008

Click link below for UPDATE:

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Yet Another Victim of New Zealand Tourism

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Thought You Were “Safe?”

Posted by feww on January 22, 2008

Think Again! Antarctic thaw is Accelerating.

Here’s the nightmare scenario in a nutshell:

You were told that the ice sheet in Antarctica won’t be a major issue as far as far rising sea levels are concerned—anyway not for thousands of years. Right?

Wrong!

Antarctica with an area of 14.4 million sq km is about 1.5 times the size of the United States (9,826,630 sq km) and contains enough ice on the ground to raise world sea levels by almost 60 meters if it all melted.

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Earth’s Shrinking Antarctic Ice Sheet

Credit: Ben Holt Sr., GRACE team, DLR

The researchers working in the Antarctic have proposed a scenario whereby some of the ice on land can slide into the ocean and melt quicker, thanks to the newly-discovered large lakes deep below the ice surface which could lubricate their descent.

In a more compelling scenario, the ice need not melt completely. An earthquake could break up the ice sheet into smaller pieces which then slide into the ocean aided by the lake effect. Once the ice enters the ocean it displaces the water and sea level will rise dramatically (with similar devastating effects as in the first scenario, but on a much accelerated timescale) covering the worlds coastal cities and low-laying areas.

“There is preliminary data from the ice over these lakes… that shows that the ice speed is increasing,” Jan-Gunnar Winther, head of the Norwegian Polar Institute said. Read full report.

Related Links:
Antarctic Ice Sheet
Hidden Lakes Speed Ice Flow Into Ocean, May Disrupt Climate

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Stop the Arctic Madness!

Posted by feww on January 22, 2008

Increased Arctic Oil Activity will end in Eco-Disaster

A report prepared by the eight-nation Arctic Council released on Monday said, the rising global demand for oil and gas is increasing the activity in the Arctic. The increased activity will enhance the risk of oil spills in the region.

“Oil spills can kill large numbers of animals by covering them in oil, and create long-term contamination that can affect populations and ecosystems for decades”.

“The Arctic is generally considered to be vulnerable to oil spills due to slow recovery of cold, highly seasonal ecosystems, and the difficulty of clean up in remote, cold regions, especially in waters where sea ice is present”.

Arctic Oil and Gas 2007 was prepared by about 100 scientists who have been working on the report since 2002. The release of the report scheduled for 2007 was reportedly delayed because the United States and Sweden had reportedly blocked publication of policy recommendations.

The report discusses:

  • The significance of levels of petroleum hydrocarbons in the Arctic and significance of cold on toxicological effect
  • The toxicological impact of hydrocarbons on people
  • Impacts of oil spills on land including an account of 1994 commuter public pipeline ruptured that contaminated a large area
  • Effects of marine spills including subarctic spills such as the Exxon Valdez
  • Potential of impacts from arctic spills (and some of the consequences)
  • Physical disturbance including impacts of infrastructure and activity on land surface and habitats
  • Effects of offshore activity through noise an offshore construction
  • Significance of further habitat fragmentation and disruption to wildlife
  • Social impact on the indigenous population
  • Implication for health care and social services

For more information and a copy of report visit Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program.

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How Do You Say ‘Duck-n-Cover’ in Finnish?

Posted by feww on January 20, 2008

World’s Most Powerful Nuclear Power Plant Under Construction at Olkiluoto [At least 2 years behind schedule; US$1.5billion over budget!]

Finland’s Prime Minister recently declared: “I don’t see that nuclear plants can be a global answer [to climate change.]” He added: “It can not be the only answer.”

Is he pained, frustrated and bitter because just a few days ago his country’s biggest power plant had a reactor scram [rapid emergency shutdown of a nuclear reactor] due to the “wrong” type of ice blocking the cooling system inflow (see below)? OR does he whine and lament because Finland’s Olkiluoto 3, their fifth nuke plant, is at least 2 years behind schedule and about 22 percent, €700million (~ US$1billion), over budget (and that doesn’t include the cost of decommissioning)?

Production cost of electricity from the 1600MW Olkiluoto 3 plant? Take a guess, any figure higher than US$4,000/kW could do. [That would be pure speculation, of course!]

TVO Press Release 5 January, 2008

[quote] Production break at the Olkiluoto 2 unit

The Olkiluoto power plant unit OL2 had a reactor scram this morning when frazil ice at the sea water intake screens weakened sea water flow. Warm water is circulated to the intake channel to melt down frazil ice. During the production break also other prepair work will be done at the unit and the unit is expected to be reconnected to the main grid on Sunday.

The incident did not have any safety or environmental impacts.

For further information, please, contact:

Mr Mikko Kosonen, Senior Vice President, Production,
tel. + 358 50 358 9266.
[unquote]

Related Links:

[Updated January 20, 2008]

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Growing Humanitarian Crisis in Southern Africa

Posted by feww on January 19, 2008

A Warning to the World: Extreme Rain Events

Devastating floods caused by extreme rain events in southern Africa have killed dozens of people forcing tens of thousands of people to flee their homes in Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Video Report

Posted in Climate Change, Extreme Rain Events, floods, Humanitarian Crisis, southern Africa | Leave a Comment »

Naples: The Triangle of Death

Posted by terres on January 18, 2008

Naples Waste-linked Deaths: Ominous Warnings to the World

Naples and parts of Campania region were dubbed “the triangle of death” by British medical journal Lancet Oncology because of the high levels of waste-related carcinogens (cancer-causing toxins) that have polluted air, soil and water. The researchers found that the mortality rate was 12 percent greater than the norm for women and 9 percent for men who lived closest to the garbage dumps.

Alarming increases in congenital malformations of the nervous and urinary systems are highlighted in the report. Fatal liver cancers were up 29 percent among women and 19 percent for men.

“Political ineptitude, corruption and crime have conspired to stop the creation of a modern, safe disposal system. People despair of their politicians and are suspicious of government schemes — like a new incinerator — aimed at ending the crisis.” Read full report.

Related Links:

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Overshoot of Carrying Capacity

Posted by feww on January 15, 2008

Lifestyle

Submitted by MIRVA, Committee Member, CASF

The committee members have identified Overshoot of Carrying Capacity (increased ecological footprint and “overpopulation” in “developed” countries) as a major cause of collapse. We also call for the world population to be stabilized at its current levels.

The world is in a drastic overshoot of carrying capacity in energy, material, food, clean water, and many other resources. The major cause of this overshoot is the unsustainable lifestyles of the populations in developed countries; it can hardly be blamed on the entire world population. Half the world population live on less than two dollars per day! See below for a comparison:

High income countries (GDP per capita – PPP)
Luxembourg: $87,400
Norway: $47,098
United States: $44,765
Finland: $37,957
Canada: 36,984

Less Developed Countries
Afghanistan: $700
Malawi: $600
Congo (Kinshasa): $700
Brundi: $600
Liberia: $19 (2007 estimate)

Now compare the energy consumption for the same countries:

High income countries (per capita energy delivered in watts)

Luxembourg: 14,416W
Norway: 14,670W
United States: 11,383W
Finland: 8,075W
Canada: 14,582W

Less Developed Countries:
Afghanistan: 21W
Malawi: 64W
Congo (Kinshasa): 56W
Brundi: 40W
Liberia: 11W

MIRVA, Committee Member, CASF

Related Links:
The Effective World Population
Flap Your Wings to Save the World

Posted in clean water, Ecological footprint, energy, food, lifestyle, Overshoot of Carrying Capacity | 1 Comment »

The Swiss Solution

Posted by feww on January 12, 2008

Out of the Italian Mafia Frying Pan, Into the Swiss Mafia Fire!

No, not the $250,000 diamond studded, self-winding watch that could tell you the time only if you waved your arms 864 times yesterday. This one is a real GEM!

The Geneva canton is ready to accept the quarter of a million tons of rotting garbage that have infested the streets of Naples, Italy, for its “under-used” incinerator in Cheneviers, some 1200 km away (road/rail distance).

Geneva is already importing waste from France and Germany!

While the Cheneviers Incinerator [designed probably by the NeoNasty professors at ETH Zurich] works below optimal capacity, it makes little sense trying to educate the “barbarians” in France, Germany and Italy that it would be crazy to export their waste 1200km away, especially when the problem could be eliminated by practicing the ‘6Rs’: Removing (ZERO waste), reducing, repairing, recycling (locally), reusing, recirculating.

Isn’t it ironic that although only a few percent of Naples citizens have the financial “privilege” of ever visiting Switzerland, their household garbage receives “VIP” treatment all the way to Geneva?

Related Links:
Geneva ready to take Naples’ trash
Naples garbage is mafia gold
Nessun dorma (None Shall Sleep)

Posted in Cheneviers Incinerator, environment, Geneva, Naples, NeoNasty Professors, The-Swiss-Solution, ZERO waste | Leave a Comment »

Stop New Zealand Committing Eco-Terrorism!

Posted by feww on January 9, 2008

A Definition of Eco-terrorism:

“An act that terrorizes other species and threatens the ecological systems of the planet.” ~ Paul Watson

“After warfare, tourism [euphemistically eco-tourism,] is the most destructive human activity.” ~ EDRO

“Eco-tourism, like plague, destroys everything in its path.” ~ a concerned reader

Say ‘NO’ to Eco-Terrorism! Don’t Fly to New Zealand!

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The Baby Dolphins Death Row

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Deep Cut: photos courtesy of Care For The Wild International

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Hector’s Dolphin: More marine mammals are being injured and killed in collisions with boats carrying Eco-tourists in New Zealand. Photo courtesy of CDNN

Related Links:

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Fish Farming: The Hazards, Environmental Impacts

Posted by feww on January 8, 2008

Fish, Antibiotics, Pesticides, Toxic Materials

Has the state of the fish farms improved or deteriorated in the past five years since the following report was released?

“The idea that farmed salmon is good for the environment is a myth, the groups said. They pointed out that a typical salmon farm, which packs hundreds of thousands of fish into an array of sea cages moored just offshore, discharges a wide range of pollutants into fragile ecosystems in places such as Downeast Maine. Over the years, these pollutants have included: antibiotics, pesticides, toxic materials used to coat the cages, thousands of tons of fish waste products, and escaping farm-bred fish themselves, which threaten the survival of wild salmon because they can interbreed and spread disease and parasites. Maine’s wild Atlantic salmon were placed on the federal Endangered Species List in November 2000.”

Full Report:
Groups Call For Action To End Environmental Abuses By Salmon Farming Industry

Posted in antibiotics, Endangered Species, Environmental Impacts, farmed salmon, pesticides, Pregnant Women, toxic materials | 2 Comments »

The $500-a-barrel professors!

Posted by feww on January 4, 2008

What should I believe?

My professor says if peak oil were true and the price of oil reached even $500 a barrel, our living standard would decline by about 11 percent, but there would be great opportunities for us to get wealthier. He also says global warming is a hoax, despite all the goings on. What should I believe?

Sheila W.

FEWW Says:

Hello Sheila

Are you by any chance at University of California, Davis? Ask your professor how long, say, the McDonalds chain could stay in business if they were to raise the price of their Big Mac to $20 a throw (the content has already been adjusted to account for the $100-a-barrel oil), or kept the price steady, but shrunk the bun down to the size of a silver dollar and filled it with dime-sized, bacon-thin burgers, while the punters income stayed the same. Could they really stay in business and get wealthier under those circumstances?

Peak oil is a natural phenomenon; it’s NO hoax. Unfortunately, the “caballeros” of peak oil have caused lots of unnecessary confusion by disseminating false, or unreliable data. Peak oil was initially predicted to occur in 2000; it was then postponed to 2010, 2006, 2005 and 2010 again!

Unfortunately, Global Warming, too, is a stark reality. The opinions concerning Global Warming normally fall into seven broad categories:

I. How could global warming be true if it goes against my future plans, or interests? Besides, my boss [professor, president/vice president/government’s chief scientists] says there’s no such thing!

II. Global Warming is a natural, cyclical phenomenon and has nothing to do with human activity or carbon emissions, and there is absolutely zilch we can do to stop it. So, enjoy life while you can. [The government’s ‘star chamber’ advisers, scholars, ‘experts’, airline owners, oil company executives, unscrupulous journalists… fall into category I and II above.]

III. Global Warming or whatnot, the Church and believers shall be saved from the coming great tribulation by Rapture. [Most of the lawmakers fall into this category!]

IV. Don’t know who or what to believe! If the bloody scientists can’t make up their minds, how could you be sure what’s really happening?

V. Global Warming is an Al Gore thing. He won the presidency, but handed it over to the other guy. How could you possibly trust him or believe anything he says? [Note: Unlike Internet :), global warming was NOT invented by Al Gore!]

VI. Global warming must be the result of human activity because never before have we had so many people driving, flying and using so much stuff on this planet. [NO evidential proof, so it may be a strawman argument!]

VII. Scientific evidence backed by observational data clearly show global warming is caused by human activity. This is the view shared by thousands of “non-aligned” scientists globally.

For anyone who still doubts anthropocentric [human-caused] global warming, but is willing to learn, the issue should be hammered home in relation to the state of Earth’s failing ecosystems. There’s a direct relationship between human activity, climate change and the eminent collapse of ecosystems.

Ecosystems Responsible for Provisioning Services:

1. The capture fisheries are rapidly declining due to overharvest.
2. Production of wild food is declining due to overharvest, deforestation, change of land use…
3. Production of wood fuel is declining.
4. Genetic resources are being lost through extinction, and crop genetic resource loss.
5. Biochemicals, natural medicine and pharmaceuticals are being lost through extinction and overharvest.

6. [Alarming] global shortages of water for drinking, irrigation and industrial use is reported globally.

Ecosystems Responsible for Regulating Services:

7. Air quality regulation system. The ability of the atmosphere to cleanse itself is declining.

8. Climate regulation system. Negative impact of regional and local cause are exponentially overwhelming the climate regulation system.

9. Erosion regulation. Soil degradation is increasing globally.
10. Water purification and waste treatment. Water quality is declining.
11. Pest regulation. The use of pesticides has degraded the natural control systems.
12. Pollination. The numbers of pollinators are declining globally.
13. Natural hazard regulation. Vast areas of natural buffers like wetlands and mangroves have disappeared.

Cultural services
14. Spiritual and religious values. The researchers have documented “rapid decline in sacred groves and species”.
15. Aesthetic values. The quantity and quality of natural lands have declined.

If you find the scientific evidence of Global Warming too confusing, or can’t understand the data, consider this: Based on the facts concerning the collapsing ecosystems and on the balance of probability, is it more, or less likely that Global Warming is anthropogenic?

See also:

Best Wishes

FEWW Moderators

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Hell Hath No Fury Like the Australian… Bushfire!

Posted by feww on January 4, 2008

Water, Water… My Bloody “Kingdom” for a Drop of Water

Drought-ravaged Australia recorded its sixth hottest year. Global Climate change raised the mean maximum temperature by almost a full degree above normal to 28.6 Celsius (83.5 Fahrenheit) in the heavily populated southeast.

“The standout year is 2005, which was Australia’s warmest year on record, but essentially all the warm years that we’ve had have been in recent years,” said climate analysis spokesman David Jones.
Full report:
Global warming hits Australia with fires and floods

The temperatures can only go higher in 2008!

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Now Another Shameful Action

Posted by feww on January 1, 2008

NASA and Reality

“NASA grudgingly released some results Monday from an $11.3 million federal air safety study it previously withheld from the public over concerns it would upset travelers [!] and hurt airline profits [!] The data reflects hundreds of cases where pilots flew too close to other planes, plunged from altitude or landed at airports without clearance.”

The data was “intentionally designed to prevent people from analyzing the rates properly and are designed to entrap analysts into computing rates that are much higher than the survey really shows,” said Jon Krosnick, a Stanford University professor and survey expert who designed the project for NASA.

NASA Rejected request by Associate Press made under the Freedom of Information Act explaining that it did not want to undermine public confidence in the airlines or hurt airline fortunes. Full Report

Related Links:
Why NASA Doctors Ozone Hole Data?

NASA: The Conjuring Continues
NASA: Not Another Shameful Admission
NASA Practices Extreme Voodoo
Google Blocks Damaging Info on NASA
NASA’s Re-Doctored Data: More “Acceptable!”
NASA’s Ozone Hole Data Doctored?


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