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NYU Professor: To Stop Climate Change, We Must Genetically Engineer Humans – Make Shorter, Induce Allergies to Meat & Medicate to Create ‘Empathy’

Climate Depot - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 15:10
Via: http://gizmodo.com/meanwhile-in-the-future-to-stop-climate-change-we-mus-1733583113 NYU Professor Center for Bioethics & philosopher Matthew Liao Listen To Audio: We talk about breeding people to be shorter, something Liao says could reduce our carbon footprint. Smaller people require less energy and use fewer resources, Liao argues. But selecting for height genetically would be a nightmare, according to the most recent paper that [...]


Climate Science International - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 13:56

September 29, 2015: "Climate Change Deniers Should Be In Prison...", by American talk show host Thom Hartmann. Watch 'interview' with Paul Dreissen here.

ICSC's Tom Harris commented on Hartmann's Web site as follows (links to ICSC news releases referenced below are here and here):

Listen: Warmist Thom Hartmann debates Skeptic: ‘You should be in jail’ for climate ‘denial’ ‘You are killing people.’ Blames skepticism for ‘dead children’ ‘I am calling you a criminal’

Climate Depot - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 12:55
Shorter version here: Nationally syndicated radio host Thom Hartmann: ‘You should be in jail’ for climate denial

‘Bring them to court': Warmist scientist Alan Betts wants RICO prosecutions of climate change opponents

Climate Depot - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 12:19
Betts, who founded Atmospheric Research in 1979 to inform the public about climate-related threats, said fossil fuel companies have known for decades their activities could increase global temperatures 3 to 5 degrees. “They shifted from analyzing and understanding the problem from a scientific point of view to developing a strategy to cause doubt,” Betts said, adding that [...]

Bjorn Lomborg: On climate change, Pope Francis isn’t listening to the world’s poor

Climate Depot - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 12:01
Poorly educated women from low-income countries are among the most vulnerable people on Earth, with the weakest voice in global discussions. Their top priorities are, again, health, education and jobs. Action on global warming ranks dead last. And in Africa, global warming also comes behind every other priority. It’s only among those from the richest [...]

‘Climate change becomes a matter of mental health’

Climate Depot - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 10:00
http://www.pressherald.com/2015/09/20/climate-change-becomes-a-matter-of-mental-health/   As world temperatures go up, rates of violence are expected to go up. Even the threat of climate change creates emotional distress and anxiety, researchers found. With that comes fear, despair, a sense of being overwhelmed or powerless. From there, the path diverges. For some, being overwhelmed inhibits “thought and action” and the [...]

Pseudo-scientists Demand Obama Prosecute Climate Skeptics

Climate Depot - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 09:49

Politifact Says Scott Walker’s Claim that EPA climate regs will have ‘marginal’ impact is ‘half true’

Climate Depot - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 09:46
http://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/statements/2015/sep/21/scott-walker/even-epa-says-obamas-power-plan-will-have-only-mar/   , Walker said the Obama administration’s “own Environmental Protection Agency” has said its Clean Power Plan “will have a marginal impact on climate change.” The EPA acknowledges that the plan can have only a limited effect on global climate change, given that they order reductions in carbon emission only in the United States. [...]

At AP, Global Warming ‘Deniers’ and ‘Skeptics’ Are Now ‘Doubters’

Climate Depot - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 09:43

CMap, parbendazole, and human osteogenesis [Cell Biology]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 09:43
Osteoporosis is a common skeletal disorder characterized by low bone mass leading to increased bone fragility and fracture susceptibility. In this study, we have identified pathways that stimulate differentiation of bone forming osteoblasts from human mesenchymal stromal cells (hMSCs). Gene expression profiling was performed in hMSCs differentiated toward osteoblasts (at...

Comensal-induced colitis in mice with limited TCRs [Immunology and Inflammation]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 09:43
The regulation of intestinal homeostasis by the immune system involves the dynamic interplay between gut commensal microbiota and resident immune cells. It is well known that a large and diverse lymphocyte antigen receptor repertoire enables the immune system to recognize and respond to a wide range of invading pathogens. There...

Estimation of solid-liquid interfacial tension [Applied Physical Sciences]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 09:43
Unlike liquids, for crystalline solids the surface tension is known to be different from the surface energy. However, the same cannot be said conclusively for amorphous materials like soft cross-linked elastomers. To resolve this issue we have introduced here a direct method for measuring solid–liquid interfacial tension by using the...

Extinction reverses changes in olfactory structure [Neuroscience]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 09:43
Although much work has investigated the contribution of brain regions such as the amygdala, hippocampus, and prefrontal cortex to the processing of fear learning and memory, fewer studies have examined the role of sensory systems, in particular the olfactory system, in the detection and perception of cues involved in learning...

Determinants of cofactor activity [Immunology and Inflammation]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 09:43
The complement system has evolved to annul pathogens, but its improper regulation is linked with diseases. Efficient regulation of the system is primarily provided by a family of proteins termed regulators of complement activation (RCA). The knowledge of precise structural determinants of RCA proteins critical for imparting the regulatory activities...

Interaction of calreticulin with nucleotides [Immunology and Inflammation]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Tue, 09/29/2015 - 09:43
The MHC class I peptide loading complex (PLC) facilitates the assembly of MHC class I molecules with peptides, but factors that regulate the stability and dynamics of the assembly complex are largely uncharacterized. Based on initial findings that ATP, in addition to MHC class I-specific peptide, is able to induce...
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