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Meteorologist: ‘This Heat Wave Is Child’s Play Compared to 1930s’

Climate Depot - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 08:27
By Penny Starr | August 15, 2016 | 4:54 PM EDT   Joe Bastardi, chief forecaster at Weather Bell Analytics. (CNSNews.com) –  Meteorologist Joe Bastardi says the current heat wave in most parts of the U.S. – which tied the 135-year-old record temperature in Washington, D.C. on Saturday – is “child’s play compared to the 1930s.” [...]

Bill McKibben: We Need to Literally Declare War on Climate Change – ‘We’re under attack from climate change’

Climate Depot - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 08:21
In the North this summer, a devastating offensive is underway. Enemy forces have seized huge swaths of territory; with each passing week, another 22,000 square miles of Arctic ice disappears. Experts dispatched to the battlefield in July saw little cause for hope, especially since this siege is one of the oldest fronts in the war. [...]

STATE DEPT’S NOT-SO-WISE USE OF U.S. TAXPAYERS’ CASH…IN MOROCCO ($397,000 grant to help Morocco ‘go green’)

Climate Depot - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 08:17
Last week, the State Department announced a $397,000 U.S. taxpayer-funded grant for universities and private organizations to help the country of Morocco “go green.” Per Duke University: Morocco and the U.S. share a strong commitment to combatting climate change which they are tackling aggressively at the international, national, and local levels. […] The proposed competition [...]

Nearly 150 scientists endorse skeptical declaration: We ‘do not find convincing support’ that CO2 is ‘causing, or will cause…dangerous global warming’

Climate Depot - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 08:02
The Climate Scientists’ Register “We, the undersigned, having assessed the relevant scientific evidence, do not find convincing support for the hypothesis that human emissions of carbon dioxide are causing, or will in the foreseeable future cause, dangerous global warming.” Click on country name in the following list to see endorsers from that nation: Algéria (1 [...]

CLIMATE SKEPTICS INCLUDE MANY OF THE WORLD'S LEADING SCIENTISTS

Climate Science International - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 06:45
The Climate Scientists' Register  “We, the undersigned, having assessed the relevant scientific evidence, do not find convincing support for the hypothesis that human emissions of carbon dioxide are causing, or will in the foreseeable future cause, dangerous global warming."

Click on country name in the following list to see endorsers from that nation: Algéria (1 endorser), Australia (8),  Bulgaria (1), Canada (16), Denmark (1), Estonia (1), Finland (1),France (1), Germany (4), Greece (1), India (3), Italy (3), Luxembourg (1), Mexico (1), New Zealand (6), Norway (5), Poland (3), Russia (5), South Africa (1), Sweden (8), United Kingdom (6), United States of America (64).

Complete Endorser List:

  1. Habibullo I. Abdussamatov, Dr. Sci., mathematician and astrophysicist, Head of the Russian-Ukrainian Astrometria project on the board of the Russian segment of the ISS, Head of Space Research Laboratory at the Pulkovo Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia
  2. Syun-Ichi Akasofu, PhD, Professor of Physics, Emeritus and Founding Director, International Arctic Research Center of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska, U.S.A.
  3. J.R. Alexander, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Pretoria, South Africa; Member, UN Scientific and Technical Committee on Natural Disasters, 1994-2000, Pretoria, South Africa
  4. Bjarne Andresen, Dr. Scient., physicist, published and presents on the impossibility of a "global temperature", Professor, Niels Bohr Institute (areas of specialization: fundamental physics and chemistry, in particular thermodynamics), University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark  
  5. ........
Click here to see the complete list of climate experts who have endorsed the Register.

Farmers’ Almanac predicts a teeth shattering ‘ice cold’ winter

Climate Depot - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 12:54
Farmers’ Almanac in Maine celebrates its 200th anniversary The Old Farmer’s Almanac in New Hampshire celebrates its 225th anniversary The Old Farmer’s Almanac will celebrate with tributes from Obama and Justin Trudeau The Farmers’ Almanac predicts a bone chilling ‘old fashioned’ winter  By ASSOCIATED PRESS and KIRI BLAKELEY FOR DAILYMAIL.COM PUBLISHED: 10:39 EST, 14 August [...]

Olympic-sized climate propaganda: Video ‘Opening ceremony video replete with lies and distortions’

Climate Depot - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 12:50
CFACT Senior Policy Advisor Paul Driessen shows how the blathering video shown at the Rio Olympics opening ceremony is replete with lies and distortions — and speculates that the intent was to refocus attention away from the Zika virus, polluted water, crime, and other bad news coming out of Rio and as usual to scare [...]

Recognition and targeting in flagellum assembly [Biochemistry]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 12:49
The flagellum is a complex bacterial nanomachine that requires the proper assembly of several different proteins for its function. Dedicated chaperones are central in preventing aggregation or undesired interactions of flagellar proteins, including their targeting to the export gate. FliT is a key flagellar chaperone that binds to several flagellar...

Cross-talk between signaling pathways [Systems Biology]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 12:49
During development and homeostasis, cells integrate multiple signals originating either from neighboring cells or systemically. In turn, responding cells can produce signals that act in an autocrine, paracrine, or endocrine manner. Although the nature of the signals and pathways used in cell–cell communication are well characterized, we lack, in most...

Rearranged mitochondrial genome in Nycteria [Evolution]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 12:49
Haemosporidia parasites have mostly and abundantly been described using mitochondrial genes, and in particular cytochrome b (cytb). Failure to amplify the mitochondrial cytb gene of Nycteria parasites isolated from Nycteridae bats has been recently reported. Bats are hosts to a diverse and profuse array of Haemosporidia parasites that remain largely...

Excited state of acenes [Chemistry]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 12:49
Higher acenes have drawn much attention as promising organic semiconductors with versatile electronic properties. However, the nature of their ground state and electronic excited states is still not fully clear. Their unusual chemical reactivity and instability are the main obstacles for experimental studies, and the potentially prominent diradical character, which...

Monocytes promote kidney injury via neutrophils [Immunology and Inflammation]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 12:49
Nonclassical monocytes undergo intravascular patrolling in blood vessels, positioning them ideally to coordinate responses to inflammatory stimuli. Under some circumstances, the actions of monocytes have been shown to involve promotion of neutrophil recruitment. However, the mechanisms whereby patrolling monocytes control the actions of neutrophils in the circulation are unclear. Here,...

Potentiation of osmotic-stress Ca2+ rise and KEAs [Plant Biology]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 12:49
Plants experience hyperosmotic stress when faced with saline soils and possibly with drought stress, but it is currently unclear how plant roots perceive this stress in an environment of dynamic water availabilities. Hyperosmotic stress induces a rapid rise in intracellular Ca2+ concentrations ([Ca2+]i) in plants, and this Ca2+ response may...

MORC3 is a GHKL ATPase that binds H3K4me3 [Biochemistry]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 12:49
Microrchidia (MORC) proteins are GHKL (gyrase, heat-shock protein 90, histidine kinase, MutL) ATPases that function in gene regulation in multiple organisms. Animal MORCs also contain CW-type zinc finger domains, which are known to bind to modified histones. We solved the crystal structure of the murine MORC3 ATPase-CW domain bound to...

Circadian clocks and virus infection [Cell Biology]

PNAS Early Edition Articles - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 12:49
Viruses are intracellular pathogens that hijack host cell machinery and resources to replicate. Rather than being constant, host physiology is rhythmic, undergoing circadian (∼24 h) oscillations in many virus-relevant pathways, but whether daily rhythms impact on viral replication is unknown. We find that the time of day of host infection...
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