abril 15, 2004

Observed World Temperature Trends: Observed trends in World Temperatures. Hundreds of records and graphs on recorded temperatures in 385 weather stations around the world, casting doubts about the way the IPCC compose its temperature statistics in order to claim a "catastrophic" warming trend.

Nuclear Energy on the World Today: At the end of 1998, 33 countries around the world hosted 434 operating commercial nuclear energy-fueled electric generating facilities. Those facilities had cumulatively recorded 9,012.5 years of operation. Japan now has 54 nuclear power plants, followed by 35 in the United Kingdom. Russia follows with 29, and then Germany with 20. China currently has seven operational plants and two under construction. Finland is going ahead with a fifth reactor. A total of 29 new nuclear power plants were under construction worldwide at the end of 2002, with an estimated capacity of 23 billion watts.

Jaworowski article: The following article is highly recommended for anyone interested in the actual health effects of radiation, and planning for the coming changes in rad protection and cleanup policies as the errors of the "linear model", and immorality of the costs to society, of the current rules and programs are rejected. (Message posted in a message board by Jim Muckerheide, from Radiation Science &

Medical Effects of Depleted Uranium in Kosovo: The total mass of depleted uranium dispersed over Kosovo ranged between 2.5 and 25 tons. The radioactivity of one round was about 10 megabecquerels (MBq). Assuming that 30 000 rounds were fired, one can easily calculate that a total activity of about 300 000 MBq of uranium-238 activity was dispersed over the environment of Kosovo.

Upsala Glacier: Greenpeace's Newest Fraud: According to the ultra-environmentalist organization Greenpeace, global warming is responsible for the retreat of the Upsala Glacier in Patagonia. Analyzing scientific facts, it looks as this is another of the usual pathetic pseudo-scientific frauds by Greenpeace.

New study puts an end to overheated theories on climate change: It's the sun. And apparently the stars, too. Fluctuating levels of solar and stellar radiation are the cause of climate change on Earth, not rising carbon dioxide levels. Ebbs and flows in the sun's energy raise and lower Earth's temperature far more than CO2 ever could, according to an extensive new study by Jan Veizer, a University of Ottawa geologist and paleoclimatologist, and Nir Shaviv, an astrophysicist at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Worrying About El Niño: by Sallie Baliunas, PhD. - "The first El Niño of the 21st Century began unfolding last year, and is partly blamed for warm surface temperatures, floods and droughts. Will El Niño events intensify or increase in frequency if surface temperatures were to rise from continued human fossil fuel use?"

Behavior of World's Glaciers Fails to Prove Global Warming Theory: Global warming theorists argue that examples of receding glaciers, primarily those located in the mid-latitude regions of the planet, provide evidence that climate change caused by human activities is underway. But glaciers are poor barometers of global climate change.

There Has Been No Global Warming for the Past 70 Years: In our editorial of 15 June 2000 - 'The Global Surface Air Temperature Record Must Be Wrong' - we reviewed a large body of evidence that suggests that the highly-hyped "unprecedented global warming" of the past two decades never actually occurred. by Craig and Keith Idso, from the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change

Don't Cry for them: The Maldives islands are OK!: Here we publish excerpts from a scientific study conducted by Swedish and British scientists "New perspectives for the future of the Maldives" whose conclusions are that, contrary to claims by the IPCC and its followers, sea levels at the Maldives Islands have actually fallen 30 cm in the past 30-50 years.