Global Warming | Japan | Natural Disasters | Nature | Neil Patrick Harris | Rhode Island | The Situation | Vatican

News: Pokemon, Japan, The Smurfs, Rhode Island

 road Yet another claim that the lost city of Atlantis has been discovered.

Mi  road Vampire Diaries star Michael Trevino gets suited up and bespectacled.

 road Watch the trailer to The Smurfs movie starring Neil Patrick Harris.

 road Alec Baldwin has some really good advice for Charlie Sheen.

 road Death toll from Japanese quake and tsunami now stands at  1,700 with about 10,000 missing from just one port town in the northern part of the country.

 road Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark cancels shows scheduled between  April 19 and May 11, will officially open June 14.

 road University of Connecticut holds the largest gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth conference in the country where Governor Dannel P. Malloy speaks to the crows about his strong support for gay rights.

 road Dim-witted man gets into an argument with his partner, calls in a phony bomb threat at Heathrow Airport.

Jaoa  road Dramatic photos of the massive destruction in Japan.

 road The immensely powerful quake moved Japan's coast about 8 feet and shifted the Earth's axis.

 road Despite rumors to the contrary, the creator of Pokemon did not perish in the Japanese tsunami.

 road The Vatican gives John Paul II an official Facebook page.

 road The Situation gets booed off stage at a Donald Trump roast.

 road Hundreds show up for heated marriage equality rally in Rhode Island.

 road Ice caps are in bigger trouble than first thought: "Vast ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are melting much more rapidly than predicted by climate models, according to scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California."

Feed This post's comment feed


  1. On the issue of global warming, it should be stated that sheets of ice are always melting. They've been melting since time began. At the same time, they are re-forming from underneath as well as elsewhere.

    Don't fall for this selective scientific research which gives you only one part of the picture. Look at the whole picture. The simple fact is that, overall, there is nothing there to indicate that man-made global warming is occurring.

    Posted by: brian | Mar 12, 2011 7:29:29 PM

  2. @Brian Honey, do you really think scientists are that stupid? Is the ice trying to fool them? The ice melted in Canada, then refroze in Siberia and had a good laugh? We have things called satellites, which take photos of things on the ground, like the Arctic. Tell me you have seen the Arctic picture from the seventies compared to the Arctic today. Where did all that ice go? The Antarctic is smaller too, so the Arctic ice didn't go there. So where is the ice going?

    Posted by: lessthan | Mar 12, 2011 8:02:08 PM

  3. Brian, it has been known for decades that the global temperature average is rising and that the polar ice caps are melting. Despite the way that neo-cons have decided to just now start raising a stink about it, the only things that have ever been in question are the reasons why, and the ultimate effects it will have on the environment.

    Posted by: LiamB | Mar 12, 2011 8:12:45 PM

  4. Global warming is caused by Lady Gaga and the bisexual double standard.

    Posted by: jason | Mar 12, 2011 8:30:36 PM

  5. Nice cover by adding 'man-made' global warming. Ten years ago, the ardent denialists were pretending nothing was occurring. Now that it's clear that something is occurring, they've shifted goal posts, saying that it's anthropogenic climate change that's a myth. I can't wait to see what the next ten years will bring.

    On to Atlantis - I thought it was finally starting to seep through to people that Plato was using Atlantis as a metaphor. No one seriously thought it existed until very recently, in much the same way that Nostradamus has been culturally built up through deliberate mistranslations.

    Posted by: Zach | Mar 12, 2011 8:33:40 PM

  6. i kinda makes sense the gov of conn would speak to crows about gay rights. always had my suspicions about heckle and jeckle.

    Posted by: gomez | Mar 12, 2011 8:47:17 PM

  7. "At the same time, they are re-forming from underneath as well as elsewhere."

    I don't suppose you'd care to explain how it gets cold enough on the bottom of an ice-sheet to freeze sea water...

    Posted by: BobN | Mar 12, 2011 9:45:00 PM

  8. Silly scientists! Everyone knows Atlantis is in the Pegasus (Dwarf Irregular) galaxy!

    Posted by: RJ | Mar 13, 2011 8:37:28 AM

  9. Whose idea was it to invite the Situation to the Donald Trump Roast? Wrong on so many levels.

    Posted by: Ioann | Mar 13, 2011 10:50:37 AM

  10. The disaster in some areas of Japan seems total. Sad.

    I think Michael Trevino looks very good.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Mar 13, 2011 11:15:46 AM

  11. Brian, you are talking about formation of sea ice, not lansupprted ice on Greenland and Antarctica. The area of sea ice in the Arctic has been decling for decades now but since the ice is already supported by water it will not raise sea level.

    Melting ice in Greenlans and Antartica would. The data indicating that melt rate is coming from a pair of satellites in polar orbit which measure the gravitational acceleration they experience as they fly over different terrains. A lowering gravitational acceleration as they fly over Greenland or Antarctica indicates there is less ice there than when the satellites flew over them before.

    NASA's figure for the rate of loss of ice volume for Greenland alone was 90 cubic kilometres per year in 2000 and 239 cubic kilometres per year in 2006. All of that ice melt increases sea level. I haven't seen the figure for 2010 yet but this article indicates that the rate of ice loss is icreasing.

    Those rates are actually relatively slow and we could deal with the consequences. At 90 cubic kilometres per year it would take 40 0000 yrs to melt the complete Greenland ice cap. At 239 cubic liometres per yr it would take 14 000 yrs. If we continue increasing global temperatures, the rate of melting will conitue to rise and so will sea level.

    Posted by: Chris | Mar 13, 2011 6:16:46 PM

  12. The Smurfs really rock! It seems that it will be long before we can see them again in the big screen eh? Who knows, maybe when they release the second film it will be already on 4D!!!

    Posted by: Smurfs Outfit | Sep 12, 2011 9:21:47 PM

Post a comment


« «Michele Bachmann Misfires During Speech In NH« «