We Really Need Better High School Science Teachers

In a nutshell, high school students have been brainwashed into believing the climate change (global warming) hysteria. Now, they have lent themselves to an effort to bypass elected government in preference for judicial activism.

Alec Loorz turns 18 at the end of this month. While finishing high school and playing Ultimate Frisbee on weekends, he’s also suing the federal government in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.

The Ventura, California, teen and four other juvenile plaintiffs want government officials to do more to prevent the risks of climate change — the dangerous storms, heat waves, rising sea levels, and food-supply disruptions that scientists warn will threaten their generation absent a major turnabout in global energy policy. Specifically, the students are demanding that the U.S. government start reducing national emissions of carbon dioxide by at least six percent per year beginning in 2013. – An Inconvenient Lawsuit: Teenagers Take Global Warming to the Courts – Katherine Ellison – National – The Atlantic

Is the Earth’s climate warming? Yes, the later part of the 20th century it was. However, for the past decade it has been relatively stable. Is human activity affecting climate change? Yes, of course it is (remember the dust bowl?). But that does not mean that CO2 and the use of fossil fuels is having any significant impact and the science is definitely still out on the subject. When I was growing up it was “settled science” that the Earth was headed for another ice age.

Hopefully (in Tennessee at least) we can have an honest and open debate in our schools about climate change. Then perhaps our high school students can actually learn something about science without the politics.

Smiley Face on the Sun? (Or Some Like It Hot)

Someone slap that smile off the Sun’s face! I like it hot, but he can keep the 100 degree stuff ….

Our sun is apparently a happy star according to the latest video from a NASA observatory. The video shows a pattern of sunspots that, when viewed from afar, forms a vast happy face smiling across face of the sun.

via Smiley Face on the Sun? New Video Shows All | Solar Dynamics Observatory & Sunspots | Solar Magnetic Activity Cycles & Sun Weather | Space.com.

New NASA Data Blow Gaping Hole In Global Warming Alarmism

Not sure that it will change the religion of global warming, but interesting science none-the-less …

NASA satellite data from the years 2000 through 2011 show the Earth’s atmosphere is allowing far more heat to be released into space than alarmist computer models have predicted, reports a new study in the peer-reviewed science journal Remote Sensing. The study indicates far less future global warming will occur than United Nations computer models have predicted, and supports prior studies indicating increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide trap far less heat than alarmists have claimed. – Yahoo News.

Stop Global Warming Now!

Oh my, the humanity of it all …

LEE COUNTY: Sanibel Island’s Lighthouse Beach is covered with thousands of dead sea creatures that washed ashore because of the cold weather.

Sea urchins, sea sponge, sea worms and stone crabs litter the beach for several miles.

Someone please call Al Gore. We need his help before it is too late!