Sunday, October 20, 2013

This is so hard to take seriously.  I mean the study. The fact that with a national debt of trillions of dollars the government is blowing some 18 million dollars on such nonsense. 

The climate fear mongers have already done a lot to damage our economy, armed with a new worthless study no doubt will feel more brazen with wild claims of doom to promote their agenda of less for all is better.

Feds Will Spend $18M to Develop ‘Reliable’ Climate Change Predictions

( –The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U.S. Department of
Agriculture have plans to spend up to $18 million over the next five years to develop “reliable” climate change predictions for the next few decades. The “funding opportunity enables interagency cooperation on one of the most pressing problems of the millennium: climate change and how it is likely to affect our world,” according to NSF’s official request for bids. (See Prediction.pdf)NSF Decadal & Regional Climate Prediction.pdf) 

And despite claims that climate change caused by global warming is causing "extreme weather," a new study by the SI Organization, Inc., a systems engineering firm, ranks 2013 as “one of the least extreme U.S. weather years ever,” noting that “there has been no major hurricane in either the Atlantic or eastern Pacific, , which only occurred one other year in recorded history – 1968.”.


Genetically Modified Salmon to be Approved by FDA ?

By now I should no longer be surprised at the lengths some people will go so to deny others a choice of how to live their lives.
For example, what to eat?
I love salmon and welcome genetically engineered fish to the market place. If somebody doesn't want to eat it, fine by me. 

A new method against genetically modified salmon: Get retailers to refuse to sell it

Consumer and environmental activists, facing likely defeat in their bid to block
government approval of the first genetically engineered salmon, are trying a different tack to keep the fish off America’s dinner plates: Getting retailers not to sell it.
And they’re making headway.
Read what this guy says;
“The goal is to make sure there is not an available market for genetically engineered seafood,” said Dana Perls, food and technology campaigner at Friends of the Earth, an international network of environmental organizations helping to lead the effort to make the fish unwelcome. “People don’t want it, and markets are going to follow what people want.”
Watta macaroon. Nobody elected him to be FOOD TSAR.

The Food and Drug Administration, which has been reviewing the genetically modifiedsalmon for years, has strongly signaled it intends to approve the fish, making it the first genetically modified animal cleared for human consumption. The decision, which could come this fall, would be a milestone not only for the decades-long fish controversy but also for the heated debate over the development and marketing of other genetically modified foods.

That would be good news.
For AquaBounty, it’s partly a matter of economic survival. But Stotish said FDA approval also could eventually lead to a more efficient food supply and create jobs in states such as South Dakota, where the governor has said officials “are making concerted efforts to be the home to future animal biotechnology companies, including Aqua­Bounty Technologies.”
Despite the pledges some retailers have made not to sell his salmon, Stotish said he believes the companies will reconsider in coming years if the price is right and consumers regard it as safe and healthy.
“If it’s not a good product, people won’t buy it,” he said. “All we’re asking for is the opportunity.”