“There are already laws on the books that prevent pay discrimination. The Ledbetter law is a go-fishing regulation and a gift to trial attorneys. typical lefty legislation: has a great name and an inspiring cause, but in reality simply adds more regulation, generates frivolous lawsuits, simply so a politician can do a little moral preening for the camera. The data the bill was based on (census data) is not even detailed enough to calculate a % disparity in pay. The 77% the President claimed has been shown to be wrong.
Don't know why lefties don't pass an Immortality Act. The President can announce on TV that everyone is immortal (or at least by 2022 when the bill goes into effect).”
“Absolutely wrong. Nature magazine published the results of a study in January demonstrating that the African drought was due to natural variability. Google: "Multidecadal variability in East African hydroclimate controlled by the Indian Ocean". The U.S. drought last year was also explained by natural cycles/variability.”
Snarkfest on Jun 24, 2013 at 00:27:39
“"Comparing modeled East African precipitation patterns in a world affected by anthropogenic forcings against a climate change–free scenario, Lott et al. find that the probability of failure of the 2011 East African spring rains was increased by climate change, though the various models used disagreed on the exact size of the increase. The authors suggest that the reduction of the spring rains hinged on the rise in sea surface temperature caused by anthropogenic climate change."
Study: U.S. drought risk to increase with climate change
Hydrological drought frequencies based on precipitation and temperature are projected to increase across most of the country, however, with very substantial and almost universally experienced increases in drought risk by 2050. For both measures, the southwestern US and the Rocky Mountain states are projected to experience the largest increases in drought frequency. http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2011/drought-risk-climate-change.html
That study was done before the drought.. but some blog you read says the fully expected drought - occurring exactly in the projected problem areas- was not climate change?
“Many people don't doubt the greenhouse effect, but it is clear that science currently has no way to accurately predict it's effect on global temperature. Including the 10+ IPCC models, there have been 73 models put forward since 1979. Every single one of them has been a failure thus far. Every one. There is either natural variability they can't identify/explain, or the sensitivity factor is too high in the models. Either way, ad hominem attacks on people that point this out does not fix the models or adjust the hypothesis. Perhaps you should head over to wikipedia and brush up on the scientific method. Nobody's theory get's a free ride
Question: Can you name another scientific theory/hypothesis that is supported unquestioningly when every single predictive test it has made has failed? If so, please post it up.”