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IPCC Third Assessment Report: “In climate research and modeling, we should recognize that we are dealing with a coupled, non-linear chaotic system, and therefore that the prediction of a specific future climate state is not possible.” 

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Historical perspective:

Ice Age is Coming 1978 Science Facts

Caught the teevee news last night babbling on about how the covid pandemic was exploding across Western Carolina. Cut to field reporter who's interviewing an official from Pardee Hospital in Hendersonville. Oh, yes, there are FOUR cases in the hospital currently, and they are taking up ABOUT half the ICU beds! ZERO cases in Haywood Community Hospital.
ZERO cases in Methodist (HUGANTUOUS hospital in Asheville).
Over the past week, we've got FOUR new cases in Haywood
county for a total of 109 since the beginning and ZERO deaths.
That's less than 1 case per day... so given the average length of sickness is less than 10 days, let's say _maybe_ 5 or 6 people who are actually currently sick. Hospitalizations aren't even announced.

And yet... the pandemic is somehow exploding. How do these newscasters live with themselves? I mean, when your job is to sit in front of a camera and just lie, lie, lie, day after
day... how do you possibly NOT go jump off a bridge?

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On Behalf Of Environmentalists, I Apologize For The Climate Scare

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Sweden just released it’s completed Week 35 Total Mortality, at 64.4k. This is marginally lower than Week 35 Total Mortality in 2016-17, at 64.7k. Sweden did not lock down this year during the COVID panic. Also, Sweden’s population has increased year over year for the last few decades.

Much buzz about the mixup between hydroxychloroquine and hydroxyquinolone.
Seems some studies either used HCQ at the HQ dosage, or they used HQ instead.

E.g., Even in the quote they can't make up their minds whether the FDA is talking about either of these drugs they're not really talking about.
hydroxyquinoline or

"Hydroxyquinoline is FDA-approved for the treatment of malaria and some autoimmune conditions but has not been adequately tested or approved for the treatment of COVID-19 and may have very serious adverse effects including QT interval prolongation and ventricular tachycardia. The FDA did issue an Emergency Use Authorization for hydroquinolone in COVID-19 patients who are hospitalized or in clinical trials"

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