Climate change is causing waves to get bigger and more powerful, study shows

“The upper-ocean warming, a consequence of anthropogenic global warming, is changing the global wave climate, making waves stronger,” the study’s abstract, published in the scientific journal Nature, reads. “This identifies wave power as a potentially valuable climate change indicator.” EFFECTS OF GLOBAL WARMING ON OUR OCEANS EQUIVALENT TO A-BOMB EXPLOSION EVERY SECOND FOR 150 YEARS The study found that waves have increased in strength by 0.41 percent per year since 1948. It also found that there are “long-term correlations” with sea surface temperatures, in the most energetic region in the globe, defined as the tropical Atlantic, while adding that “wave power in high south latitudes” was also concerning. Borja Reguero, Iñigo Losada and Fernando Méndez were the authors on the study. In a …

Jim Carrey Takes 1 Of Fox News’ ‘Warped Fraudcasters’ To Task In New Trump Art

Trump said Pirro’s question asking if he’d ever worked for Russia was “the most insulting thing I’ve ever been asked,” but he didn’t answer. Carrey, whose politically themed drawings have earned him something of a cult following in recent months (plus plenty of coverage from HuffPost), has previously taken aim at Pirro’s Fox colleague Sean Hannity: RELATED COVERAGE Rachel Maddow Explains Putin's Possible 'Blackmail In A Bottle’ On Trump 'Photoshop Battle' Breaks Out Over Trump's Fast-Food Banquet For Athletes Paul Krugman Has A Scathing New Nickname For The Trump Administration CNN's Anderson Cooper Salivates Over The Tastiest Part Of Trump's Week

Trump takes on border wall, acknowledges Syria blast in Pentagon speech

Washington (CNN)In his first public appearance since Tuesday — amid a 27-day government shutdown and 24 hours after the death of four Americans in Syria — President Donald Trump delivered a meandering speech at the Pentagon on Thursday. The attack came after the White House announced last month that the US would be pulling troops from Syria, which led to the resignation of Defense Secretary James Mattis. Against the backdrop of a partial government shutdown stemming from disagreements over funding for a US-Mexico border wall, Trump pivoted from the condolences to speaking about the need for a border wall through the lens of national security. “This morning I also would like to briefly address another matter of critical national security …

Are grey cars really just silver?

The second most popular car model sold last year, Volkswagen’s Golf, comes in “grey metallic” and “silver metallic”. A company spokesman explained that a lot of their colours are just translations from their German equivalent. All newly-bought cars are registered with the DVLA – and the colour is recorded according to the car manufacturer’s description. However, that doesn’t extend to distinguishing between cherry red and scarlet – in the DVLA’s eyes they’re both just red. So why the difference between metallic grey and silver? A spokesman from Nissan, which offers a “gun metallic” and “blade silver” finish to its Qashqai, said: “Silver aims to replicate the finish of silver the metal, whereas grey is the colour grey.” What are the …

Welcome to the Stephen Colbert primary

(CNN)Iowa. New Hampshire. Donor enclaves on the coasts. And… the Ed Sullivan Theater? Colbert’s studio is a logical place for Democrats to tease presidential campaign plans. He has a liberal fan base dating back to his days on Comedy Central, and that audience crystallized after Colbert took aim at then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016. The anti-Trump bent of Colbert’s “Late Show” helped the late-night host win more and more viewers. For the past two years, he has been the highest-rated host in late night. Lately he has also been challenging Jimmy Fallon in the key 18- to 49-year-old demographic, which is especially coveted by advertisers. Colbert’s interviews with politicians have not been a drag on the show’s ratings. If anything, …

Tensions rise after China gives accused Canadian drug smuggler death penalty

In his strongest comments yet, Trudeau said “all countries around the world” should be concerned that Beijing is acting arbitrarily with its justice system. “It is of extreme concern to us as a government, as it should be to all our international friends and allies, that China has chosen to begin to arbitrarily apply a death penalty,” Trudeau said. Schellenberg was detained more than four years ago and initially sentenced to 15 years in prison in 2016. But within weeks of Meng’s Dec. 1 arrest, an appeals court suddenly reversed that decision, saying the sentence was too lenient, and scheduled Monday’s retrial with just four days’ notice. CHINESE HUAWEI EMPLOYEE, FORMER POLISH INTEL OFFICER ARRESTED IN POLAND FOR ESPIONAGE Schellenberg’s …

Aeromexico stuns by offering discounts to passengers with Mexican DNA

WARNING: AD CONTAINS PROFANITY A group of people from Wharton, a city southwest of Houston that the airline called “a typical American town,” shared their negative opinions about Mexico when asked if they would consider traveling there. AEROMEXICO FLIGHT STRANDED ON TARMAC 4 HOURS; TWO ‘UPSET’ PASSENGERS ARRESTED, POLICE SAY “No way,” one woman answered. “That’s not my cup of tea,” another said. One man told the Aeromexico representative, “let me stay here in peace and let those folks stay on their side of the border.” It wasn’t clear if the people in the ad were actors. The airline did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment. The commercial then announced what it called “DNA Discounts,” claiming the …

Instagram star opens up about her struggles with rare disorder where muscle turns to bone

FOP is described as a “disorder in which skeletal muscle and connective tissue, such as tendons and ligaments, are gradually replaced by bone (ossified),” according to the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. The disorder affects about one in 1,600,000 newborns, according to NIH. There is no cure. She told the BBC her arms and left hips are “fixed in place.” “It is difficult, don’t get me wrong,” Buxton said. COLLEGE STUDENT WHO THOUGHT SHE HAD ‘COMMON COLD’ DIAGNOSED WITH TERMINAL BRAIN CANCER  Buxton has a popular Instagram account and blog where she posts pictures of her “outfit of the day” and often speaks about her struggles with FOP. “Having a condition where it could flare up at any time sucks, …

Bitcoin is 10 years old. But it won’t go mainstream until it’s regulated

New York (CNN Business)Bitcoin, the world’s most famous cryptocurrency, just celebrated its tenth anniversary. A decision about another proposed bitcoin ETF from mutual fund firm VanEck has been delayed. Because the shutdown is forcing the SEC to run with limited staff, that issue is not likely to be resolved until the government reopens. The SEC did not respond to a request for comment. Matt Hougan, global head of research for Bitwise Asset Management, said he thinks the SEC is just being prudent and won’t rush to give the thumbs up to ETFs for an asset class that’s still evolving. He noted the SEC took a similarly cautious approach to gold ETFs several years ago before approving many of them. The …

Trial over Hillsborough deaths to begin

Under the law at the time, there can be no prosecution relating to the death of a 96th person, Tony Bland, because he died more than a year and a day after his injuries were caused. Former Sheffield Wednesday club secretary Graham Mackrell will also face trial, having pleaded not guilty to contravening a term or condition of the stadium’s safety certificate and one health and safety offence. Mr Mackrell was the club’s designated safety officer for the Hillsborough stadium. It is the first time a prosecution has been brought under the 1975 Safety of Sports Grounds Act. The trial of the two men is expected to run for several months. Related Topics Sheffield Liverpool Original Article : HERE ; …

Trump keeps mum on King’s comments while separately stoking racism

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump said Monday that he hasn’t been following news surrounding Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King’s recent comments to The New York Times which were sympathetic to white supremacists. King later condemned “anyone that supports this evil and bigoted ideology” of white nationalism and white supremacy. Meanwhile, Trump himself engaged in racist dog whistles of his own over the weekend. On Sunday, Trump sent a blatantly racist tweet about Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a potential 2020 contender, who shared a livestream video from her house. Trump, reprising his racist take on Warren, took aim at her claim to Native American heritage. “If Elizabeth Warren, often referred to by me as Pocahontas, did this commercial from Bighorn or …

Puerto Rico can’t afford to pay for Trump’s wall

(CNN)Since announcing his presidential bid in June 2015, Donald Trump has repeatedly promised that Mexico will pay for a wall at the southern US border. But the President has realized that this plan isn’t going to work. He has now been briefed on an alternate plan to divert billions of dollars, earmarked for disaster relief in Puerto Rico, Texas and elsewhere, to pay for his wall. How do I know? I’m Puerto Rican, and I experienced both Hurricanes Irma and Maria. I then reported about both for almost a full year for CNN Investigates. Which is to say, I know a crisis when I see it — and I witnessed at least two in 2017. Instead of examining his administration’s …

Don Lemon: GOP Emboldened Steve King To Use White Nationalist Rhetoric

But not before the “CNN Tonight” host rhetorically asked: “Why do Republicans tolerate it?” “The GOP is where it is today because the party chose to go down this road, playing to racists and xenophobes, demonizing immigrants, allowing a manufactured crisis at the border to shut down our government. When you do that, what you get is someone like Congressman King, someone who feels emboldened to use language that’s not a dog whistle. It’s straight-up hateful. It’s a bullhorn.” He later rejected the “white nationalist” and “white supremacist” labels in this statement shared to Twitter: RELATED… Former Trump Org VP Spills Beans On Trump’s Awful Dealmaking Skills George Conway Tears Into Trump: ‘Does Little More Than Spout Nonsense And Lies’