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Problems with temperature data include a lack of geographically and historically representative data, contamination of the records by heat from urban areas, and corruption of the data introduced by a process known as “homogenization.”

The flaws are so significant that they make the temperature data—and the models based on it—essentially useless or worse, three independent scientists with the Center for Environmental Research and Earth Sciences (CERES) explained.

The experts said that when data corruption is considered, the alleged “climate crisis” supposedly caused by human activities disappears.

Instead, natural climate variability offers a much better explanation for what is being observed, they said.

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After a new meta-analysis of COVID data, the Center for Disease Control has updated its guidelines to just do what your hillbilly Uncle Frank said to do four years ago.

"After tasking dozens of the best minds in science to review hundreds of studies, we have determined that Uncle Frank was right the whole time," announced C.D.C. director Dr. Mandy Cohen. "Basically, just treat it like the flu. So, um, sorry about that whole 'you can't be with your dying husband' deal. Our bad."

According to sources, Uncle Frank had said the exact same thing back in 2020 when the whole COVID thing began. "Despite no formal medical or epidemiological training, Uncle Frank has somehow managed to continually stay a step ahead of the C.D.C.," said researcher Dr. Stan Makowski. "Frank's sage advice to 'let 'em stick ya with that there vaccine only if COVID might kill ya' has now been backed up by a large body of research. He also prophetically called for people to 'forget about that dumb social distancing crap, just stay home if you're sick'. Such an incredible mind! Uncle Frank's brilliance knows no bounds."

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President Joe Biden received a financial boost from staffers for influential left-wing climate activist groups that later pressured the U.S. government to pause new approvals for liquefied natural gas export terminals, records show.

In recent years, the Rockefellers and philanthropy of ex-Democratic New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined deep-pocketed nonprofit organizations in bankrolling a sprawling anti-LNG initiative that helped propel the Biden administration to halt LNG exports, a decision in January that policy experts and lawmakers warn could embolden foreign adversaries such as Russia. Top employees for roughly half a dozen entities behind this successful pressure campaign wired large sums to Biden in 2020, with thousands of dollars also coming in to support his 2024 reelection bid, according to documents on file with the Federal Election Commission.

That the activists behind the anti-LNG campaign doubled as donors to Biden could lead to Republicans further pressing for investigations into both his administration’s LNG export pause and ties to green energy groups. In some cases, the White House has either hired or sought to nominate environmental attorneys linked to the climate pressure groups. High-powered lobbyist Tony Podesta, the brother of Biden climate envoy John Podesta, stands to benefit from the pause based on his recent roster of clients, including Golden Pass LNG, co-owned by the state-owned QatarEnergy petroleum company in Doha.

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Among the illustrious nameplates adorning the offices of Ivy League business schools is one Joao Gomes. A Wharton Business School finance professor, Gomes is issuing a warning cry many of his peers so far have chosen to ignore: America's burgeoning public debt mountain.

Professor Gomes is what some might call up-and-coming: He was appointed senior vice dean of research in 2021, adding University of Pennsylvania's Marshall Blume Prize to his CV in 2018.

But the fresh-faced expert isn't afraid to step away from the pack if it means pushing presidential hopefuls for some answers. Gomes admits he's "probably" more worried than his colleagues about government debt, but refuses to stay silent on a broiling issue he believes will throw the global economy into disarray.

Gomes predicts America's $34 trillion debt burden may upset the world's financial markets as early as next year—should a president-elect announce a raft of expensive policies.

And remember the UK's mortgage meltdown following a disastrous premiership under Prime Minister Liz Truss? That's on the cards as well, as Gomes said rates could spiral to 7% "or higher" if the topic is swept under the rug by Washington.

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Ukraine has taken responsibility for “disabling” a railway bridge in the Russian mainland region of Samara after explosions were seen in the early hours of Monday morning.

Apparently continuing with the strategy to take the war closer to home for Russians, the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine (DIU) confirmed “disabling railway bridge in Russia’s Samara region,” state media Ukrinform reported.

In a post on social media, the Ukrainian intelligence service wrote: “The Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine confirmed the fact that the railway bridge over the Chapayevka River in was disabled.”

The DIU claimed that the railway was used by the “aggressor state to transport military cargo” including “engineered ammunition produced by the Polimer JSC plant in Chapayevsk, Samara region.”

The intelligence service said that in light of the damage sustained during the explosion, it is likely that the bridge will be out of commission for at least the next few weeks.

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More than 20,000 soldiers have been deployed to Vladimir Putin’s doorstep in some of the biggest wargames since the Cold War.

For nearly two weeks, forces from 13 nations will participate in Nato military drills in the northern regions of Finland, Norway and Sweden.

The accessions of Finland and Sweden to the Western alliance have transformed the security environment in northern Europe and the Arctic Circle.

What is a historic moment for both countries – their first joint military exercises – is seen as one of the most significant geopolitical consequences of Russia’s war in Ukraine.

In the wake of the decision – viewed as a threat by the Kremlin – Putin moved his troops towards Russia’s northwestern border in December.

The president is yet to issue an official response about the deployment of soldiers so close to Russia.

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