I can understand why scientists did not believe in the truth that carbon dioxide causes climate change until the facts became so overwhelming that they would have been embarrassed by continuing unless they are compensated by the oil, coal, and gas corporations. If you paid attention, they did mention the huge amount of carbon dioxide and methane are released into the atmosphere in the BP irresponsible spill. Only Norway recovers the carbon dioxide from natural gas which contains ten percent there.
However, do not worry about BP, they have a marvelous public relations team or more bluntly, propaganda team and the best oil lawyers and scientists on their payroll so they could not testify against them. Vitamin D made in our skin and stored in fat can last all winter, if necessary. About 2,000 IU of vitamin D daily lasts only 12 days. It takes a long time for groundbreaking research results to be accepted by the establishment scientific community who don’t like to be proved wrong.
Global Warming is an example. Even though the 1990s were the warmest in recorded history, the oil, coal, and gas corporations bought scientists to disprove global warming. Yes, academic scientists and those who work in corporations adopted the culture of lying for profit in the same way a child sees the results of his destructive behavior, but refuses to acknowledge it.
When the corporate press and media repeats deceptive lies many times to make it the truth and may tell the truth if it has no consequences or that it is for a small audience. That is why Morning Shows and nightly “objective” news are far from objective or truthful. Yes, as Keith Olbermann said recently that facts can lie if we choose the facts that support our views. Fox does not even bother to use facts when they lie. He asked, Why don’t we tell the truth instead? So much for Fact check websites. Remember Facts can lie!
If the press and media told the whole truth, there is no way that Bush would been President even with the crooked Supreme Court. The way they lie is to leave out important information such as Gore was ahead by 5 percent from Florida voting precincts exit polls.
How did the press and media justify a normal less than one percent difference from exit polls and election results in other states, but not in Florida? The New York Times lied about the recount done by newspapers on the front page saying in very large type that Bush would have won anyway. The editors determine the headlines and write what is said on the front page.
On the jump inside pages, all four or five of them, if you had time to read it, the reporter accurately reported that Gore would have won anyway even if they allowed the 600 fraudulent and 100,000 Democrats removed from the voting registration by falsely accusing them of being felons.
Although the computer company that Jeb Bush hired to commit this fraud admitted it none of them went to prison or were even fined! For the so-called felon voters, only one person went to prison! Did Jeb Bush go to prison? He should have. That is why he has not run for another office.
Global Warming: Al Gore had a course at Harvard from Roger Revelle about Global Warming in the late 1960s. He did not understand all the physics and mathematics so he spent much time and effort trying to understand how such a conclusion could be correct.
I did the same with the two dozen Climate Models. There are so many relevant variables influencing longterm climate change that it is difficult to make an entirely theoretical model of climate change. What they did was to keep putting in fudge factors for unknown equations and keep seeing if it correlated with longterm temperature changes and the effect of carbon dioxide and other gases. The correlation is quite good.
Remember climate change is not the same as our daily and weekly weather predictions. This is similar to sticking our finger outdoors to see if it is raining. Beyond three days, the predictions are quite difficult especially if you live in Oregon. One saying in Oregon is that if you don’t like today’s weather, wait 15 minutes. I watch the ABC local station because it is the only one who are degreed meteorologists. The others take a short course and take a test to tell us what the weather is.
Simplistic answers to solve global warming by Chicago University economists by pumping sulfuric acid into the atmosphere indicates that popular but false premise that ignorant people can come up with ground breaking ideas by searching on google and talking to a few researchers. They are unaware that when pollution of the atmosphere occurs, there are consequences not only to ourselves but also to our source of food.
Blocking the sun does have consequences if it cannot be done just right. For example, an island off India has the northern half polluted by industrial particle effluents while the southern half does not. Crop yields are much higher in the southern half.
Why were Europeans starving in the decade 1810-1819?
An undocumented large volcano eruption occurred in 1809 which spewed sulfuric acid into the air, the solution proposed by these economists. ScienceDaily (Dec. 7, 2009) — South Dakota State University researchers and their colleagues elsewhere in America and in France have found compelling evidence of a previously undocumented large volcanic eruption that occurred exactly 200 years ago, in 1809. The discovery helps explain the record cold decade from 1810-1819 as recently determined.
"We found large amounts of volcanic sulfuric acid in the snow layers of 1809 and 1810 in both Greenland and Antarctica," said Professor Jihong Cole-Dai of SDSU's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, the lead author in an article published Oct. 25, in the scientific journal Geophysical Research Letters.
Cole-Dai said climate records show that not only were 1816 -- the so-called "year without a summer" -- and the following years very cold, the entire decade of 1810-1819 is probably the coldest for at least the past 500 years.
Scientists have long been aware that the massive and violent eruption in 1815 of an Indonesian volcano called Tambora, which killed more than 88,000 people in Indonesia, had caused the worldwide cold weather in 1816 and after.
Volcanic eruptions have a cooling effect on the planet because they release sulfur gases into the atmosphere that form sulfuric acid aerosols that block sunlight. But the cold temperatures in the early part of the decade, before that eruption, suggest Tambora alone could not have caused the climatic changes of the decade. … http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/12/091205105844.htm
Why are we ignoring doing anything about Climate Change? The worst effects are in the equatorial countries as we have already seen with damaging storms and hurricanes (Typhoons or Cyclones) in Pakistan and Bangladesh with horrible Cyclones occurring every three years instead of the normal ten years.
Europeans will also suffer greatly so that is why they have cut gasoline use greatly and France generates essentially all its electricity with nuclear reactors. Yes, we must tax oil product use to reduce use and greatly increase painting our roofs white and insulating homes and businesses. Very cost effective and for the short term lot more effective than trying to get Americans from driving so much. Suburbs! http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-end-of-suburbia/ The film The End of Suburbia is quite frightening.
Jim Kawakami, Nov 17, 2010, http://jimboguy.blogspot.com
Tanning Beds Minutes Exposure Vitamin D Absorbed 100% Pills 60% Absorbed
[Michael Holick, M.D., Ph.D., has spent all his working life working in obscurity and largely ignored even though he has over 300 publications in peer reviewed Medical Journals. I strongly recommend reading his 2010 book The Vitamin D Solution: A 3-Step Strategy to Cure Our Most Common Health Problem (Hudson Street Press, 2010) Penguin Group. … ] To read more about Holick: http://health.msn.com/health-topics/skin-and-hair/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100254988
Sunbeds expose the body to vitamin D-creating ultraviolet rays similar to the sun, but is sunbedding in winter for health a bizarre idea?
For those living in wintry areas with limited natural sunlight, vitamin D deficiencies can lead to fatigue, weakened immune systems, and depression. That is one reason why Russia's notorious Butyrka prison announced on November 9 that it will soon install sunbeds to improve the health of its inmates. In addition to helping the body generate vitamin D, sunbeds are also known to treat Seasonal Affective Disorder (or seasonal depression), psoriasis, and eczema.
Meanwhile European and US medical officials take a different stance on sunbeds, warning the public that they cause skin cancer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organization, put UV-emitting sunbeds on its list of dangerous forms of cancer-causing radiation, alongside smoking and chimney sweeping.
Going against the trend is Dr. Michael F. Holick, director of both the general clinical research unit and the bone health care clinic at Boston University Medical Center in the US. In a 2008 edition of Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, Holick published a study suggesting that when used sparingly, sunbeds are a good alternative for your daily dose of vitamin D (about 4,000 I.U. according to Holick, but this number is widely disputed) when the sun is not an option. While he doesn't advocate tanning, he said in an interview with news website MSN that for the sole purposes of generating vitamin D, people can meet their daily requirement in just a few minutes a day in a sunbed.
Other ways to get vitamin D on dark, winter days? The body does store vitamin D so stocking up in summer months can help see you through winter's dim days. Vitamin D doesn't occur naturally in many foods, but mackerel, sardines, and fish liver oil are rich sources. Vitamin-fortified cereals and dairy products are good options, as are dietary supplements of vitamin D. Also, three ounces of canned pink salmon contains about 600 I.U. of vitamin D.
However, there is some debate over how your body processes vitamin D from foods. "When you ingest vitamin D, only about 60 percent of it sticks to vitamin D-binding protein, but when you make vitamin D in your skin, 100 percent binds to the protein," said Holick in the MSN interview.
To read more about Holick: http://health.msn.com/health-topics/skin-and-hair/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100254988
Dr. Holick, Boston Univ Medical School: Going radically against this consensus (that tanning beds should not be used) is Dr. Michael F. Holick, director of both the general clinical research unit and the bone health care clinic at Boston University Medical Center, where he is also professor of medicine, physiology and biophysics.
Holick underscores that he does not advocate the use of tanning salons. However, he says that the tanning bed, used cautiously and in moderation, can be a good substitute when natural sunlight is not an option for making vitamin D, or when people simply prefer tanning salons either to sunlight or vitamin D supplements.
Tanning salons and vitamin D
Holick, who’s been a vitamin D researcher for more than 30 years, describes his position in his new book, The Vitamin D Solution: A 3-Step Strategy to Cure Our Most Common Health Problem (Hudson Street Press, 2010).
“Three out of every four Americans are either deficient or insufficient in vitamin D, up from one out of two 20 years ago,” he says. Ongoing research has associated increased intake of vitamin D with a decrease in cases of colon and breast cancers, along with other benefits to the heart and immune systems.
Holick says the human body is expertly equipped to absorb the ultraviolet-B portion (UVB) of sunlight into the skin to produce vitamin D3. (Vitamin D2 is a large-dose prescription-only form of vitamin D that is derived from yeast.)
When it comes down to how the body manufactures vitamin D, there’s no difference between the UV rays from sunlight and UV rays from a tanning bed. “There's no such thing as artificial ultraviolet radiation,” he says. “An ultraviolet-B packet of energy is a photon, whether it's produced from the sun or from a tanning bed with fluorescent lamps.”
A safer way to use tanning salons to make vitamin D
Holick says the best precaution to take when using tanning salons is to spend less time under the light. One MED (minimum erythema dose) is the amount of time it takes—approximately 5 to 15 minutes depending on the type of bulb used in the tanning bed—for the skin to get pink 24 hours after exposure to UVB.
Tanning salons tend to recommend or allow a per-session UVB exposure equivalent to 75 percent of one MED, which is based on FDA guidelines. However, Holick says that for the sole purposes of generating vitamin D, people can get the equivalent of about 4,000 I.U. of vitamin D from just 25 percent to 30 percent of one MED. (Holick recommends that children get 1,000 I.U. daily, and adults between 2,000 and 3,000 I.U.)
He also recommends that people who use tanning salons wear sunscreen on their face, the most exposed and vulnerable part of the body.
But can you trust aficionados of tanning salons to moderate their exposure?
Dr. Kelly McMasters, a cancer surgeon, melanoma expert and chairman of the department of surgery at University of Louisville, is not so sure. “Do you think people will adhere to the protocol Dr. Holick recommends?” he asks. “People look for any excuse to use a tanning bed, and if you tell them they can get a vitamin D benefit from going, it just opens the floodgates. It’s as though you’re giving them permission to go.”
Wouldn’t it be simpler if people just took oral vitamin D supplements? …
Vitamin D from light versus supplements
Holick points to a study published in 1993 in the peer-reviewed Journal of Clinical Investigation that found that vitamin D manufactured in the body from UVB stays in the body up to twice as long as vitamin D ingested from food or supplements. “When you ingest vitamin D, only about 60 percent of it sticks to vitamin D-binding protein, but when you make vitamin D in your skin, 100 percent binds to the protein,” he says. … http://health.msn.com/health-topics/skin-and-hair/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100254988&page=2