In this issue

Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review April 11, 2013/ 1 Iyar, 5773

Is global warming a hoax?

By Jack Kelly

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | March was cold in Pittsburgh. Britain had its coldest March since 1962. In Germany, this was the coldest March in 130 years.

"Over the past 15 years air temperatures at the Earth's surface have been flat while greenhouse-gas emissions have continued to soar," The Economist magazine noted March 30.

This puzzles the editors, because according to the theory of anthropogenic (man-made) global warming -- which The Economist has assiduously promoted for lo these many decades -- this can't be happening, because it's emissions from our automobiles and factories that have caused the planet to warm.

The long "pause" in warming doesn't mean the problem is going away, the editors said. But it does indicate computer models have exaggerated the amount of warming, they acknowledged.

In fact, "global warming" has existed essentially only in computer models. According to satellite measurements, temperatures in the lower atmosphere in March were just 0.5 degrees Celsius (0.9 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than they had been in 1979, when James Hansen of the Goddard Institute of Space Studies first raised alarm.

March temperatures were just 0.18 degrees Celsius (.32 degrees Fahrenheit) higher than the average for the last 33 years, about 0.4 degrees Celsius (0.7 degrees Fahrenheit) cooler than when warming peaked in 1997 -- well within the range of natural fluctuations. The difference in average temperature between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia in March is much greater than that (3 degrees Fahrenheit).

Six assumptions in climate models he examined are at odds with meteorological science, said New Zealand chemist Vincent Gray, an "expert reviewer" for the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change since the first IPCC report in 1990. Among the goofs he spotted were a gross overestimation of the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere; an assumption the sun shines in the same place 24 hours a day; and a failure to account for most mechanisms of heat transfer.

The computer models "are full of fudge factors," especially with regard to the role of clouds, said Princeton physicist Freeman Dyson.

These were honest mistakes made in good faith, Mr. Gray assumes. This isn't necessarily so. Shaun Marcott, an Earth scientist at Oregon State University, and colleagues published last month a study which, according to The New York Times, found that "global temperatures are warmer than at any time in at last 4,000 years."

Reporter Justin Gillis doubtless drew that conclusion from a graph that showed temperatures declining gradually over 5,000 years, followed by a sharp uptick in the 20th century. There'd been more warming in the last 100 years than in the previous 11,500, the graph indicated.

But the data Mr. Marcott et. al. collected showed no such thing. They'd created the "hockey stick" in the graph by arbitrarily changing the dates on some of the core samples they used as temperature proxies.

"The 20th century portion of our paleotemperature stack is not statistically robust, cannot be considered representative of global temperature changes," Mr. Marcott admitted in an email March 31.

If this wasn't scientific misconduct, "it is far too close to that line for comfort," said Colorado State University climate scientist Roger Pielke Jr.

Between 1993 and 2012, the U.S. government spent between $140 billion and $150 billion on "climate change" studies, according to the Government Accountability Office and the Congressional Research Service.

This loot didn't go to skeptics. Mr. Marcott et. al. weren't the first to massage data to keep the grant money coming. But what's been spent on studies of dubious merit is a pittance compared to subsidies, tax credits and mandates for "alternative" energy -- $90 billion in President Barack Obama's 2009 stimulus bill alone.

Despite the subsidies, dozens of the firms that received them are in financial trouble. That's because they produce little energy at high cost -- for reasons anyone who got a passing grade in high school physics ought to be able to figure out.

The justification for these wildly uneconomic subsidies has been that burning fossil fuels dangerously warms the planet. But the planet hasn't warmed since 1997. Since 2009, it's been cooling. A "Little Ice Age," like that between 1300 and 1850, begins next year, predicts professor Habibullo Abdusamatov of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Global warming is a hoax, said 37 percent of respondents in a poll last week. If Mr. Abdusamatov is correct, that number surely will rise.

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JWR contributor Jack Kelly, a former Marine and Green Beret, was a deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force in the Reagan administration.

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