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Oct 10 2005 - Will global warming lead to an 'ice age' (7)

Persistent myths are circulating that suggest that disruption of the Atlantic conveyer belt leads to an 'ice age'.

Oct 07 2005 - Signs of rapid arctic warming since 2000 (3)

The next few decades should be really "interesting"

Sep 30 2005 - Arctic Ice cover at new record low (3)

Continuing the trend which is visible on Satellite images, the permanent arctic ice cap reached a new record low this fall.

Sep 28 2005 - REAL Christians (5)

In the midst of the corruption caused by right wing extremism and imperialism masquerading as 'Christian' I thought it might be good to define and then profile some REAL Christians.

Sep 28 2005 - Revolutionary Christianity (2)

There is a line of continuity that exists and runs through the earlier Jewish faith and on into the later Christian faith. When both of these religions are stripped of the theological trappings of imperialism, of sterile religion and its empty rituals and meaningless dogmas, at their core they both deliver a similar message : "Let my people go!"

Sep 23 2005 - High uncertainty in Rita's track (7)

Dynamic conditions make Rita a concern to areas from the Mexican to Mississippi borders.

Sep 19 2005 - Hurricane Rita may threaten Louisiana (22)

Computer models predict another powerful hurricane strike in the Gulf Coast sometime this coming weekend.

Sep 17 2005 - Bush speech declares 'the War on Nature'

The Bush administration plans to use the disaster in the Gulf to push through a trojan horse containing all the right wing economic policies previously touted over the last five years by this regime. However, in order for the plan to succeed Americans must be willing to fight a superpower, with superior air power.

Sep 13 2005 - A tribute to the courage of the Freedom Fighters of Tal Afar (2)

It is September 11th, 2001 over and over and over again in Iraq, as American forces hypocritically continue to level the country in an attempt to crush the war of liberation in Iraq.

Sep 11 2005 - Original Sin - the doctrine of Social Reaction (1)

Sep 10 2005 - Federal court illegally grants Bush dictatorial powers (7)

Sep 09 2005 - Sin - the ideology of the Military Industrial Complex (BKH) (1)

Sep 07 2005 - Katrina - a penny saved (3)

Sep 06 2005 - Hurricane Katrina - third world neo-liberalism comes to America (2)

Aug 25 2005 - Prosecuting Pat Robertson (BKH)

Aug 22 2005 - The Vatican (BKH)

Aug 20 2005 - Sin (BKH) (1)

Aug 19 2005 - The blood of a lamb (BKH) (6)

Aug 19 2005 - The Martin Luther King we never knew (2)

Aug 18 2005 - The ‘historical Jesus' (BKH) (4)

Aug 14 2005 - Questions for the U.S. National Council of Churches (BKH)

Aug 03 2005 - A Revolutionary ‘Sound bite' (BKH) (1)

Jul 31 2005 - The fly on the manure pile (BKH) (1)

Jul 30 2005 - Wiggle and Squirm, NASA, Wiggle and Squirm (BKH)

Jul 27 2005 - Nasa held hostage (2)

Jul 26 2005 - Vive the Bolivian Revolution

Jul 20 2005 - A Letter to American Troops In Iraq (BKH) (1)

Jul 19 2005 - Your Revolutionary Dear Abby Strikes Again (BKH) (5)

Jul 18 2005 - Margaret Hassan - a letter to Iraq (BKH) (2)

Jul 18 2005 - Can the Republicans solve the Great Depression? (BKH) (1)

Jul 17 2005 - Beating the WASPs nest - a question in revolutionary theory (4)

Jul 15 2005 - How to end terrolrism and the Iraq War

Jul 15 2005 - The Revolution has begun (1)

Jul 15 2005 - The Cointelpro Attack from Within (2)

Jul 13 2005 - Rumour Mongering - turning the tables on the Capitalist Media (1)

Jul 13 2005 - The Propaganda Message is the Context not the Content

Jul 09 2005 - Martin Luther King, Liberator (1)

Jul 08 2005 - The G8 and Africa's unreported famine conditions

Jul 07 2005 - Stattfor prime suspect in London Bombing (1)

Jul 07 2005 - Who did the London Bombings? (8)

Jul 05 2005 - The G8 conference - a simple primer (1)

Jul 02 2005 - Live 8, the G8, and the White Man's Burden (7)

Jun 30 2005 - New President of Iran 'is a terrorist' (4)

Jun 22 2005 - U-2 crashes upon return from Iranian mission (13)

Jun 13 2005 - After retest, Mad Cow confirmed (8)

Apr 13 2005 - Suspected coverup of American Mad Cow cases investigated by Canadian Parliament (1)

Dec 22 2004 - Prophecy Dec. 22 : A week with the Dragon (1)

Dec 14 2004 - Prophecy Dec. 14 : Open the doors to Eden (1)

Dec 11 2004 - Prophecy Dec. 11 : Fatwa

Dec 10 2004 - Rally to Support our Troops! (3)

Dec 08 2004 - Prophecy Dec. 8 : Another message for Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei

Dec 07 2004 - Prophecy Dec. 7 : A message for Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei (1)

Dec 06 2004 - Prophecy Dec. 6 : " Your time is almost up" (2)

Dec 05 2004 - Prophecy Dec. 5 : Poker Face (1)

Dec 03 2004 - Prophecy Dec. 3 : The Volcano is Back

Dec 02 2004 - Prophecy Dec. 2 : Time to throw a brick (5)

Nov 30 2004 - Prophecy Nov. 30 : Storm battered city

Nov 29 2004 - Prophecy Nov. 29 : The Declaration of Independence (3)

Nov 26 2004 - Prophecy Nov. 26 : An apology to the ‘left resistance intellectuals' (3)

Nov 26 2004 - Prophecy Nov. 26 : The Great Day of YAHWEH comes to Israel (2)

Nov 25 2004 - Prophecy Nov. 25 : The Divided Resistance (9)

Nov 22 2004 - Prophecy Monday Nov. 22nd : DIRECT ACTION Email

Nov 22 2004 - Prophecy Nov. 22 : 140,000 Body Bags

Nov 21 2004 - Prophecy Nov 21 : Here comes the Lord God (2)

Nov 21 2004 - Prophecy Nov 21 : Go back to your burning shack (2)

Nov 20 2004 - Prophecy Nov 20 : Moral Values

Nov 19 2004 - Prophecy Nov 19 : APEC Summit Protest Wing(nut)

Nov 18 2004 - Prophecy Nov 18 : The bullet in Margaret's head - a call to Jihad (1)

Nov 17 2004 - Prophecy Nov 17 : One final message to the Resistance

Nov 16 2004 - Prophecy Nov 16 : Night of the Long Knives at the CIA (1)

Nov 16 2004 - Prophecy Nov 16 : Osama targets America with nukes

Nov 15 2004 - Prophecy Nov 15 : America's Dishonored Armed Forces (5)

Nov 14 2004 - Prophecy Nov 14 : The Nazi Resistance

Nov 13 2004 - Prophecy Nov 13 : the religious right and Hitler (3)

Nov 13 2004 - Prophecy Nov 13 : The Waffen SS versus Iran (4)

Nov 13 2004 - Prophecy Nov 13 : How to Stop the Iraq War (2)

Nov 13 2004 - Prophecy Nov 13 : Justice for Black America

Nov 12 2004 - Prophecy Nov 13 : PEOPLE POWER! (2)

Nov 12 2004 - Prophecy Nov 12 : A letter to America's Churches

Nov 12 2004 - Prophecy Nov 12 : A l;etter to American Moms (1)

Nov 11 2004 - Prophecy Nov 11 Reclaiming our media

Nov 11 2004 - Prophecy Nov 11 2004 : The Iraq War Memorial (1)

Nov 11 2004 - Prophecy Nov 11 2004 : Adolph Bush (1)

Nov 11 2004 - Prophecy Nov 11 2004 : The Elite HAVE MORES (2)

Nov 11 2004 - Prophecy Nov 11 : Iraq and Iran

Nov 10 2004 - I can see clearly now

Nov 10 2004 - Prophecy November 10th, 2004 : War Crimes Trials (1)

Nov 10 2004 - The Second American Revolution

Nov 09 2004 - Prophecy November 9, 2004 The Holy War in Fallujah

Nov 08 2004 - Prophecy November 8th, 2004 (1)

Nov 07 2004 - Honoring the Fighters of Fallujah - a message to Iraq (2)

Nov 05 2004 - Margaret Hassan - a letter to Iraq (1)

Nov 03 2004 - Election Postmortem - the Al Zarqawi and 'Gay Marriage' factors

Nov 02 2004 - The REAL Iraq War (3)

Oct 29 2004 - The USA Patriot Act 'knows no borders' (1)

Oct 27 2004 - North African plague locusts migrate north

Oct 24 2004 - "God's Word" (in 25 words or less) (7)

Oct 22 2004 - Jihad in the Bible - A Graphic Commentary (Warning - violent photos) (3)

Oct 18 2004 - The Judeo-Christian Origins of ‘Islamic' Terrorism (1)

Oct 01 2004 - Impacts, Causes and Effects of Forest Dieback

Sep 29 2004 - America's Forest Dieback (7)

Sep 24 2004 - Was there a NORAD stand down on 9-11? (26)

Sep 16 2004 - Locusts devastate Sahelian agriculture

Sep 15 2004 - A study of 9-11 conspiracies (41)

Sep 10 2004 - The 'Debate' over 'Social Security Reform'

Sep 09 2004 - Our Changing Climate : a summary review (9)

Sep 03 2004 - Plague Locusts poised to destroy Sahelian Harvest

Aug 28 2004 - The Anarchist Bogeyman Strikes Again (6)

Jul 24 2004 - Were the Gnostics the Original Christians : Part Three Enlightenment (2)

Jul 24 2004 - Were the Gnostics the Original Christians : Part Two Sin (7)

Jul 24 2004 - Were the Gnostics the Original Christians : Part One Paranoia (5)

Jul 21 2004 - Canada's first gay divorce

Jul 13 2004 - Exceptional events in the skies over Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Jul 11 2004 - Cost of the War in Iraq- setting policy priorities (5)

Jul 10 2004 - Africa faces giant plague of locusts

Jul 02 2004 - Locust swarms start arriving in West Africa (6)

Jun 23 2004 - North American drought worst in 500 years (5)

Jun 22 2004 - Monogamy Gene discovered -hormone could lead to purity among teens! (4)

May 19 2004 - Adapting to Global Climate Change in 2004

Mar 28 2004 - Sexual Education 101 (8)

Mar 18 2004 - Searching for an ‘historical Jesus' Part 1 : What is history? (2)

Mar 18 2004 - Searching for an ‘historical Jesus' Part 2 : Gospels as Historical Sources (2)

Mar 18 2004 - Searching for an ‘historical Jesus' Part 3 : The argument from embarrassment (3)

Mar 09 2004 - Peak Oil, Mad Cow, and 9-11 - connecting the dots (3)

Mar 03 2004 - Why is Mel Gibson's Jesus a WASP? (22)

Feb 25 2004 - Were corporate special interest groups responsible for the 9-11 failures? (7)

Feb 18 2004 - Criticism of the criticism of peak oil (3)

Feb 17 2004 - 9-11 - the lesser of two evils? (6)

Feb 15 2004 - Prophetic Bush Speech: rise of the BEAST (1)

Feb 14 2004 - The Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse (3)

Feb 13 2004 - Cheney predicts war that last generations (4)

Feb 13 2004 - Reconnecting with authentic human sexuality (1)

Feb 08 2004 - The religious right - A Catalogue of Falsehoods

Feb 07 2004 - Ash Wednesday (forgive them not) (2)

Feb 05 2004 - The moral confusion of gay marriage

Feb 03 2004 - Roasted Squirrel (2)

Jan 29 2004 - Will a judge order NASA 'UFO' video tape released? (6)

Jan 24 2004 - Why do satellites show no cloud cover as Middle East Floods? (2)

Jan 23 2004 - Another world already exists! You are NOT the resistance! (6)

Jan 22 2004 - NASA Mars rover breaks down (6)

Jan 20 2004 - Top Secret! Highly classified information revealed!!!!

Jan 18 2004 - Rivers in the desert? (1)

Jan 17 2004 - On the morality of punitive justice (2)

Jan 11 2004 - Prophecy 2004 - part Two - predictions concerning the year ahead (3)

Jan 11 2004 - Prophecy 2004, Part One -- some background discussion (1)

Jan 11 2004 - Prophecy 2004 (1)

Jan 05 2004 - Mad Cat Disease (7)

Dec 31 2003 - Government bans sick cattle from food chain (3)

Dec 30 2003 - Be careful what you eat (corrected) (5)

Dec 24 2003 - Links to some Mad Cow stories over the past few years

Dec 15 2003 - The hypocritical prosecution of Saddam for crimes against humanity (5)

Dec 13 2003 - The search for the true meaning of Christmas (2)

Nov 15 2003 - A critique of 'fair trade' (3)

Nov 10 2003 - El Nino Returns (2)

Nov 08 2003 - Faith, a manifesto : Part 1 : Jewish prophecy as Failed mysticism (2)

Nov 08 2003 - Faith, a manifesto : Part 2 : Failed mysticism in the Christian tradition (3)

Nov 08 2003 - Faith, a manifesto : Part 3; A reason to have faith (1)

Oct 31 2003 - Developing a 'framing narrative' for the CAFTA talks

Oct 28 2003 - Video of San Diego Fire Damage (and other climate related stories) (6)

Oct 21 2003 - A Plague of Locusts

Oct 19 2003 - Clintonomics - low inflation/low unemployment : how its done (1)

Oct 18 2003 - Truth, War, and Consequences : PBS Frontline video on line

Oct 14 2003 - The Moaist Homosexual Conspiracy (11)

Oct 12 2003 - The Genocidal Mentality, Pt. 1: The 'free market' as genocidal ideology (2)

Oct 12 2003 - The Genocidal Mentality, Pt 2: The Great Humanitarian Wars (4)

Oct 12 2003 - The Genocidal Mentality Pt 3: In defense of Idealistic Moralism vs 'Pragmatism' (1)

Oct 02 2003 - The Trouble with Liberals - ‘Blaming the Victim' (18)

Sep 27 2003 - Iraq - the main front in the war against 'Globalization' (1)

Sep 20 2003 - A spiritual revolution - a manifesto (6)

Sep 18 2003 - First report of American dying of Mad Cow disease (6)

Sep 18 2003 - Common practice for Ranchers to hide Mad Cow disease (3)

Sep 17 2003 - Global Warming and the potential water crisis (2)

Sep 14 2003 - Sudden Climate Change is the historical norm (4)

Sep 13 2003 - Sahara storm system threatens Africa with famine

Sep 12 2003 - Global Warming is good for you (unless you are an American) (8)

Sep 10 2003 - Sahara climate change threatens region (7)

Sep 08 2003 - Spinning the Iraq War with Tom Tomorrow (2)

Sep 07 2003 - Spin doctoring the President's speech on Iraq (4)

Sep 07 2003 - Christian Shame Based Conditioning (4)

Sep 05 2003 - Drought Watch, September 2003 (4)

Sep 02 2003 - Videotape of 'UFO' on NASA's space shuttle cameras

Aug 30 2003 - Homosexuality in the Bible (6)

Apr 12 2003 - Chalabi's goons present to topple Saddam statue for press (2)

Apr 09 2003 - Merry Shi'ites rejoice in front of reporters hotel - but what comes next? (1)

Apr 03 2003 - Angry crowds greet Troops - CNN perplexed

Mar 30 2003 - (Move over 9-11 families) Meet the 'Fort Hood Families'! (2)

Mar 28 2003 - First hearing of (white wash) 9-11 commission set for Monday Morning in New York

Mar 25 2003 - Terrorist strikes begin in response to attack on Iraq

Mar 23 2003 - Al Jazeera back on the job in Iraq (2)

Mar 21 2003 - Turkey invades Northern Iraq (8)

Mar 19 2003 - Meet the people of Baghdad

Mar 17 2003 - Who is going to crush the Kurds? (1)

Mar 15 2003 - Atheism in the Church, and the Pro-War Movement (2)

Mar 01 2003 - The Campaign to Impeach George W. Bush (6)

Feb 27 2003 - Great Depression. George Bush vs Einstein on economic policy (1)

Sep 14 2001 - Dissent against the mourning ceremonies, in particular the religious hypocrisy

Sep 04 2001 - Congressman promises to introduce 'free speech' legislation for religious right

Oct 10 2005 - (7 comments) -

Will global warming lead to an 'ice age'

Persistent myths are circulating that suggest that disruption of the Atlantic conveyer belt leads to an 'ice age'.

In order for a true ice age to occur, it is required that temperatures in the summer drop to such low levels that it effectively remains winter all year round. Snow that falls in the winter therefore never does melt, but rather continues to accumulate, and the end result is an 'ice age', and the creation of ice sheets as much as two miles thick, the result of annual accumulation of snow cover over many centuries.

A few hundred years ago a not very well understood climate event took place, typically referred to by the misnomer 'the little ice age.' Because this climate event has been misnamed as 'an ice age', this has led to some rampant speculation on the internet that 'global warming causes an ice age.' This is not true.

According to the Ocean and Climate Change Institute
 link to www.whoi.edu
"The Little Ice Age... was a five-hundred-year-long period of cold conditions affecting Europe and eastern North America. Contrary to what the name suggests, it did not involve ice-covered continents, as in a "real" ice age. But it did cause enough cooling to disrupt human activities...(It did) cause severe winters on both sides of the Atlantic."
They also point that "many of the models used to study changes in ocean circulation have inadequate representations of ocean processes. The models may also be less sensitive to salinity perturbations than the actual ocean is. As a result, we are not yet in a position to predict these types of ocean circulation changes." However they also point out that a study of ocean sediments does suggest that "The climate history of the earth shows that adding freshwater to the North Atlantic disrupts the ocean circulation in ways that cause regional cooling and alter patterns of rainfall and drought."

Therefore the possibility exists that 'Global Warming', by introducing fresh water into the North Atlantic, could affect the Atlantic Conveyer Belt, an ocean current which transports warm tropical water to the western coast of Europe. The water then sinks to the depths of the ocean as it cools, while the heat is released into the atmosphere, and it is this released heat that is responsible for the moderate winters in Europe as compared to the harsher winters in North America. Therefore, there is a possibility that Global Warming could temporarily create the conditions for much harsher winters, but not an 'ice age'. This is a myth being spread around on the internet caused by the misnaming of the 'little ice age' several hundred years ago, which was not an actual 'ice age' (with glaciers and ice sheets covering continents) but rather a time of particularly harsh winter climates. When summer came the snow melted, and there was no accumulation of vast ice sheets.

Ice Ages follow a pattern which is established by variations in the patterns of the Earth's Orbit around the sun and variations in the earth's tilt and rotation. The Earth does not follow a perfectly circular orbit, but rather it follows an eccentric elliptical orbit, with a cycle of one hundred thousand years. The amount of sun light reaching the earth varies depending on how extreme the distance of the earth is at the maximum of the elliptic as well as the variation of distance during each season. The earth also wobbles as it spins, up to 23.5 degrees, a cycle which takes 41,000 years. This wobble also causes the position of the earth in its elliptical orbit to change, a phenemona known as the precession of equinoxes, which follows a cycle of 23,000 years.

Ice Ages occur when all three of these factors are in favorable alignment resulting in the least amount of summer warmth in the Northern hemisphere when summer occurs at the farthest point in the Earth's elliptical orbit. Summer temperatures therefore plunge to winter like conditions, and snow accumulates from year to year rather than melting. Similarly, the ice age ends when the process is the opposite, resulting in increased summer heat, and summers which take place at the closest point in the elliptical orbit.

Not enough information is available to climate modellers to give a firm prediction of whether or not a period of cold winters will result from global warming processes, which explains why they are always found to be lobbying bodies such as Congress for more research grants. The atmosphere is much better understood than the ocean. You might encounter emphatic statements out on the internet that suggest that it is a definite certainty that there will be another ice age caused by global warming, and this once again is a myth based upon a misunderstanding of both the state of oceanic climate science (it is underfunded, and thus these statements are just the expression of one possibility, typically, you might notice, combined with an appeal for more funding to increase our knowledge, which is then misinterpreted as being statements of exact fact...to make matters worse the term 'little ice age' is a misnomer, and thus once again causes all that speculation out on the internet about coming glaciation and so on, when the worst people could expect would be a particularly nasty winter, since it is not at all probable that summers will become winter due to global warming, thus leading to an ice age, since the process of a true ice age is controlled by rotation, spin, and orbital variations of the earth, and is not driven by any of the factors influenced by global warming processes.

Some links
Signs of Rapid Arctic warming since 2000
Siberian permafrost is melting, leading to the potential release of up to 70 billion tons of methane, a greenhouse gas 20 times more powerful than carbon dioxide. The last time this happened, during the Thermal Maximum, much of the United States was plunged under water (see the graphics on the linked page), and became part of the ocean, and this scenario is much more plausible than the misunderstood scenario being spread around on the internet which suggests that the United States will buried under glaciers due global warming.
 http://www.melbourne.indymedia.org/news/2005/10/96784.php

Arctic ice cap at record low
The melting of Siberia has been taking place over the last three or four years, around the same time that the arctic ice cap has been shrinking at an accelerated rate, leading scientists to lower their estimates of an ice free arctic from the year 2100 to the year 2060 given the accelerated rate of melting taking place since 2000. This can be graphically seen on the video linked to on the page below, where the most rapid shrinkage takes place right near the very end of the video.
 http://www.melbourne.indymedia.org/news/2005/09/96358.php

other climate stories...
 http://www.awitness.org/journal/climate_change_links.html