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UN IPCC author: Antarctica’s abrupt glacial melting ‘greatly overestimated’

Climate Depot - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 17:45
http://www.examiner.com/article/ipcc-author-antarctica-s-abrupt-glacial-melting-greatly-overestimated   Dr. Andrew Shepherd, an IPCC author who works at the Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling, said the UOB study used calculations that appeared to have overlooked shifts in snowfall, noting that the “new estimates of ice loss computed (from the thinning of the ice) are far too high, because the glaciers in [...]

Jeb Bush: ‘The climate is changing…Human activity has contributed to it’ – Seeks to ‘find solutions’

Climate Depot - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 15:41
http://www.bna.com/jeb-bush-takes-n17179934073/ Jeb Bush:  The climate is changing; I don’t think anybody can argue it’s not. Human activity has contributed to it. I think we have a responsibility to adapt to what the possibilities are without destroying our economy, without hollowing out our industrial core… I think it’s appropriate to recognize this and invest in the proper [...]

Chemotherapy induces breast cancer stem cells [Medical Sciences]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 13:41
Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) accounts for 10–15% of all breast cancer but is responsible for a disproportionate share of morbidity and mortality because of its aggressive characteristics and lack of targeted therapies. Chemotherapy induces enrichment of breast cancer stem cells (BCSCs), which are responsible for tumor recurrence and metastasis....

Enteric methane inhibitor [Agricultural Sciences]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 13:41
A quarter of all anthropogenic methane emissions in the United States are from enteric fermentation, primarily from ruminant livestock. This study was undertaken to test the effect of a methane inhibitor, 3-nitrooxypropanol (3NOP), on enteric methane emission in lactating Holstein cows. An experiment was conducted using 48 cows in a...

Survey of 1800 scientists: The ‘97% consensus’ is now 43% – ‘Less than half of climate scientists agree with UN IPCC ‘95%’ certainty’

Climate Depot - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 11:31
Via: http://joannenova.com.au/2015/07/less-than-half-of-climate-scientists-agree-with-the-ipcc-95-certainty/ I used to think there was a consensus among government-funded certified climate scientists, but a better study by Verheggen et al shows even that is not true.[1] The “97% consensus” is now 43%. Finally there is a decent survey on the topic, and it shows that less than half of what we would call [...]

EDF agrees to majority stake in Areva's reactor business

World Nuclear News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 10:28
EDF has agreed to take a stake of at least 51% in Areva's reactor business, according to a memorandum of understanding signed by the two companies yesterday that sets out the principal terms and conditions of the plan.

Holtec to start regulatory process for New Mexico used fuel store soon

World Nuclear News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 09:40
Holtec International has unveiled the schedule for its proposed consolidated interim storage facility for used nuclear fuel, with start-up slated for 2020. Holtec sees the facility, to be built in south-eastern New Mexico, as the only solution being put forward to deal with the USA's 70,000 tonnes of used nuclear fuel that is currently located in 35 states and at about 70 sites.

Denison sells Mongolian interests

World Nuclear News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 09:34
Denison Mines is to sell its interest in the Gurvan Saihan joint venture (GSJV) in Mongolia to Uranium Industry a.s. of the Czech Republic for $20 million.

Agreement on extending lives of Doel units

World Nuclear News - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 09:31
An agreement in principle has been reached between Electrabel and the Belgian government on the conditions for a ten-year life extension for units 1 and 2 of the Doel nuclear power plant. The tax to be paid by the country's nuclear operators has also been revised.

Claim: ‘Global warming deniers are an endangered species’

Climate Depot - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 08:58

More States Threaten To Veto EPA’s Global Warming Rule

Climate Depot - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 08:56

Clinton spoofs GOP’s ‘mad scientists’ in video

Climate Depot - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 08:44
http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/249309-clinton-spoofs-gops-mad-scientists   Hillary Clinton’s campaign is out with a new video panning the Republican presidential field as “mad scientists” who deny the effects of climate change.   The new spot centers on the use of the phrase “I’m not a scientist” by Republican candidates when discussing climate change.   “Faced with the threat of climate [...]

Vatican Environmental Conference: A Marriage of Bad Governors and Bad Science

Climate Depot - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 08:38

‘The Colossal Hoax Of Organic Agriculture’

Climate Depot - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 08:29
http://www.forbes.com/sites/henrymiller/2015/07/29/why-organic-agriculture-is-a-colossal-hoax/   Another poorly recognized aspect of this issue is that the vast majority of pesticidal substances that we consume are in our diets “naturally” and are present in organic foods as well as non-organic ones. In a classic study, UC Berkeley biochemist Bruce Ames and his colleagues found that “99.99 percent (by weight) of [...]

Warmist Prof. Peter Wadhams Claims He Does Not Think Colleagues Were Murdered – Requested comments about the deaths be ‘completely off the record’

Climate Depot - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 08:23
http://www.desmogblog.com/2015/07/29/climate-professor-peter-wadhams-says-he-does-not-think-colleagues-were-murdered   But in his complaint to IPSO, which Wadhams shared with DeSmog, he states that he had told Webster that “for a short time” he had thought the three may have been killed, but that it was “very clear” that after all three were investigated they were indeed accidents.   In the complaint, Wadhams [...]
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