Stunning new data indicates El Nino drove record highs in global temperatures suggesting rise may not be down to man-made emissions

Stunning new data indicates El Nino drove record highs in global temperatures suggesting rise may not be down to man-made emissions, by David Rose. Good to see that at least the tabloid press has picked this up, though the mainstream media otherwise are deathly quiet about this, after talking up the El Nino warming of the last year as “proof” of carbon dioxide warming. It wasn’t.

Global average temperatures over land have plummeted by more than 1C since the middle of this year – their biggest and steepest fall on record. …

The fall, revealed by Nasa satellite measurements of the lower atmosphere, has been caused by the end of El Nino – the warming of surface waters in a vast area of the Pacific west of Central America.

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Some scientists, including Dr Gavin Schmidt, head of Nasa’s climate division, have claimed that the recent highs were mainly the result of long-term global warming.

Others have argued that the records were caused by El Nino, a complex natural phenomenon that takes place every few years, and has nothing to do with greenhouse gas emissions by humans.

The new fall in temperatures suggests they were right.

Big El Ninos always have an immense impact on world weather, triggering higher than normal temperatures over huge swathes of the world. The 2015-16 El Nino was probably the strongest since accurate measurements began, with the water up to 3C warmer than usual.

Not a peep about this in the Australian media.

America’s Economy Before Obama Versus After Obama

America’s Economy Before Obama Versus After Obama, by  Michael Leahy.

At a press conference in Greece one week after the American voters rejected his legacy at the polls by picking Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton, President Obama defended his record, saying that people think he “did a pretty good job” as president.

The president said the U.S. ‘is indisputably better off’ because of him, and those who voted for Trump “are better off than they were when I came into office for the most part,” CNS News reported.

Breitbart News put President Obama’s claim to the test using eight key metrics of economic health: the federal debt, the gross domestic product annual growth rate, the unemployment rate, labor participation rates, median annual income, home ownership rates, health care costs, and reliance upon food stamps.

Six of these eight metrics show that Americans are demonstrably worse off in November 2016 than they were in January 2009, when President Obama was inaugurated.

The two metrics which show nominal improvement — the unemployment rate and median annual income — come with significant caveats. While the measured unemployment rate has declined under Obama, the dramatic increase in the number of those not participating in the labor force, and stagnant median household annual income in real terms, suggest that those two economic metrics represent illusory gains.

The post-modern new left has a persistent problem with the truth — they practice political correctness, contradicting reality for political gain.

Ohio State Attacker Posted Anti-US Pro-Muslim Screed to Facebook Moments Before Attack; White House Warns Against Blaming Religion of Islam After Ohio State Attack

Ohio State Attacker Posted Anti-US Pro-Muslim Screed to Facebook Moments Before Attack, by Lucas Nolan.

The suspect behind the Ohio State University attack posted to Facebook decrying America, saying, “We will not let you sleep unless you give peace to the Muslims,” just moments before the attack.

Abdul Razak Ali Artan reportedly attacked students at Ohio State University with a knife and car, leading to 11 people being hospitalised for injuries on Monday. …

ABC News reports that Artan posted to Facebook just minutes before the attack, saying, “I can’t take it anymore. America! Stop interfering with other countries, especially the Muslim Ummah. We are not weak. We are not weak, remember that.”

He also mentioned the recent trend of “lone wolf” attacks carried out by sole Islamic terrorists. “If you want us Muslims to stop carrying lone wolf attacks, then make peace,” the post reads.

White House Warns Against Blaming Religion of Islam After Ohio State Attack, by Charles Spiering.

The Obama administration is warning Americans not to cast blame on Muslims after a student at Ohio State University launched an attack on innocent civilians that was likely inspired by Islamic State terrorists.

“Our response to this situation matters,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest explained to reporters during the press briefing. “If we respond to this situation by casting aspersions on millions of people that adhere to a particular religion or if we increase our suspicion of people who practice a particular religion, we are more likely going to contribute to acts of violence than we are to prevent them.”

Yes, but what about the truth? The attack is clearly connected with Islam. Oddly enough leftists are currently launching a new insult, that others practice “post-truth politics,” but that is obviously just projection. Post-modernists are notorious for evading or devaluing the truth, or even denying it exists.

Leftists are Only Praising Castro to Protect Their Own Orthodoxy: Socialized Healthcare

Leftists are Only Praising Castro to Protect Their Own Orthodoxy: Socialized Healthcare, by Frank Camp.

To understand why the progressives heap praise upon Fidel Castro while essentially ignoring his barbarism, one must understand their agenda.

Hidden within the rotting corpse of the Cuban government is the socialist gemstone long extolled by American progressives: Government-run healthcare.

According to progressive orthodoxy, socialized medicine is the pinnacle of healthcare. One of the most frequently touted examples of an exemplary healthcare system is Cuba’s. Celebrities, media personalities, and documentarians (see Michael Moore’s Sicko) repeat ad nauseam the claim that Cuba has an extraordinary and inexpensive healthcare system.

As it happens, Cuba does have a sterling government-run healthcare system … for wealthy tourists and government officials. The Cuban system is multi-tiered. There are the pristine, sanitary medical facilities used by the wealthy and well-connected, and the squalid facilities used by the Cuban people. This has been shown to be the case time and time again, yet American progressives — either out of ignorance or malice — glorify the Cuban system as one we should emulate.

Cuba’s healthcare system is abhorrent; the further one digs into the data, the more it becomes apparent that the glorification of the Cuban system by American progressives is based on manipulated statistics and cherry-picked information. However, the Left needs to maintain the illusion that Cuba is a prime example of a well-functioning government-run healthcare system.