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Killing Keystone XL, Obama says pipeline not in US interests


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The hardest thing for me to believe is that people who are supposed to be smart, like our president and other government leaders, actually believe everything they are being told about climate change, or fail to understand that there are some things they are not being told. Either that, or they think they’re being smart by not letting on that they do know, hoping that the rest of us won’t question the information or their decisions. Seems to me it would have to be the latter. Surely our leaders went to college and took a geology course or two.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama killed a Canadian energy giant’s application to build the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, declaring the proposed project wouldn’t serve U.S. national interests and would have undercut America’s global leadership on climate change. The decision capped a seven-year saga that spiraled into one of the biggest environmental flashpoints of Obama’s presidency.

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NASA found a way to track ocean currents from space. What they saw is troubling – The Washington Post


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So how long have we been measuring ocean currents? Given the complexity, probably not as long as we’ve been measuring global temperatures. So let’s say 150 years, and probably much less. We’re comparing ocean currents now to ocean currents when? Do we know what they were doing even 300 years ago? How can anyone say that currents are changing now due to climate change when we don’t know how they may have changed prior to our ability to measure them on a global scale?

The agency’s satellites have used gravity measurements to confirm a sharp Atlantic circulation slowdown in 2009-2010.

Source: NASA found a way to track ocean currents from space. What they saw is troubling – The Washington Post




Other Daily Mulls

Islanders in Chesapeake Bay face exile from rising seas – Yahoo News

Scientists just discovered a surprising new factor that could make global warming worse – The Washington Post

Fabrications to Prop Up Climate Panic Are Among Greatest Scandals in History of Science

This week, geologists will attempt to drill through Earth’s crust and into the mantle

AP FACT CHECK: On climate science, most GOP candidates fail – Yahoo News

Senate Votes to Block Obama’s Climate Change Rules – The New York Times

Leading Harvard physicist has a radical new theory for why humans exist

A giant man-made hole in Earth’s atmosphere is now larger than North America

NASA satellites reveal something startling about the future of food on Earth

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The Radiometric Dating Game

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World Climate Report » A 2,000-Year Global Temperature Record


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The big picture: 65 million years of temperature swings « JoNova


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Savory Bran Muffins


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Fiber is good for you. May be it may even help you live longer. I tweaked a couple recipes to come up with these savory bran muffins that are low in sugar, fat, and sodium, and “extra” high in fiber. These muffins are delicious and do not taste healthy. I use one for breakfast often, but they are tasty enough to be used as a substitute for cornbread or dinner rolls.  Here’s what they look like with the recipe split into 12 (I make 6): 

 The approximate (but close) nutritional information per large muffin (six per recipe): 6 grams of fat (5 grams of good fat from avocado oil), 0 (negligible) grams of sugar, 600 milligrams of sodium, and 9 grams of fiber (not counting the jalapeno). Here are the ingredients:

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup oat bran
1 cup bran cereal (All Bran)
4 tablespoons parmesan cheese
4 tablespoons jalapeno pepper
2 tablespoons snipped chives
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
2 beaten eggs
1.5 cups skim milk
1/2 cup cooking oil (here’s where I substituted the avocado oil)
Nonstick spray coating (for spraying muffin tin)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Stir together the dry ingredients. (Optionally add 4 tablespoons of real bacon bits.  This does add fat and sodium but makes for an “even” heartier breakfast muffin).  Make a well. Mix together the wet ingredients. Add wet ingredients into well of dry ingredients. Stir until moistened but still lumpy. Spray 6 (large) muffin pan. Divide batter evenly among the muffin wells. Bake at 400 degrees or until golden. Remove from pan.



Ten years since a major hurricane landfall, longest in recorded history


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Could the reason why be contained in My Mullings?

One day before the 10 year anniversary of the last major hurricane (category 3+) to make landfall in the United States, Mexico is being absolutely inundated by Hurricane Patricia. Patricia is the most powerful storm on record in the western hemisphere according to the National Hurricane Center. At the time of this writing, Patricia has 200+mph winds and a pressure of only 880mb.

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Last Month Was the Hottest September in Recorded History


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Recorded history? Man-made?  Remember the buzz words and read My Mullings.

Here we go again, folks! July was the hottest July on record, August the hottest August, so I bet you can’t fathom what the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has to say about the September that closed out the hottest summer on record. You guessed it!

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Climate change before and after pictures of earth – Business Insider


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Man-made? Recorded history?  Remember the buzz words and read My Mullings.

Man-made climate change is ruining the planet.

Source: Climate change before and after pictures of earth – Business Insider



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Climate Change Data Summary


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This is a summary of the data presented in the climate change graphs for the United States.

The first obvious interpretation of the data is that there were so many record high and low temperatures during the 20th century.  This is just a result of the distribution of the data.  Remember the earlier argument that we only have about 150 years of reliably accurate measurements.  Simply put, there is no data to show whether there were any record low or high temperatures prior to the 20th century.  So of course all the record temperatures have been set during the last 100 years.  The 20th century can only be considered the baseline for record low and record high temperatures that rely on actual measurements.

The second obvious interpretation is that there is a lot of variability across the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii.  There are more record highs in the Pacific Region and more record lows in the West South Central, East South Central, and South Atlantic Regions, excluding Miami.  With this kind of variability across the United States, variability across other regions of the world would be expected as well.  Even across the Arctic, it would seem logical that some regions of the Arctic might be experiencing higher temperatures and defrosting while others might be experiencing lower temperatures.

CLIMATE CHANGE MAP

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