Botanists Identify 28,000 Medicinal Plants That Treat Ailments from Cancer to Diabetes

Written by (ANTIMEDIA)
In recent years, the term “plant medicine” has come to be associated with psychedelics like mushrooms and ayahuasca, which are increasingly documented to provide mental and emotional relief to users. But according to a recent analysis from Kew Gardens in the United Kingdom, there are over 28,000 other plants currently being used as medicine throughout the world.

The second annual report from Britain’s Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, located in London, is the result of the research and analysis of 128 scientists from 12 countries around across the globe.

We’re revolutionizing the news industry, but we need your help! Click here to get started.

According to their findings, there are 28,187 plants “currently recorded as being of medicinal use.

The report [pdf] explains:

In many regions of the world, people still rely on traditional plant-based medicines for their primary healthcare. This is especially true for many rural communities in Africa, parts of Asia, and Central and South America, where plants and knowledge of their traditional use are accessible and affordable. In other countries, many of these traditional plant-based medicines are being integrated through regulations into mainstream health systems.”

Though plant medicines are making their way into the mainstream, the researchers note that currently, just “16% (4,478) of the species used in plant-based medicines are cited in a medicinal regulatory publication.” Even so, they note data on drugs approved by the FDA and similar agencies:

Since 1981, 1,130 new therapeutic agents have been approved for use as pharmaceutical drugs, of which 593 are based on compounds from natural sources. Thirty-eight are derived from medicinal plants. Fifteen of the 56 natural drugs registered for the treatment of cancer since 1980 are derived from medicinal plants with a long history of traditional use.”

They note, for example, that “The anti-cancerous drugs vincristine and vinblastine are derived from the Madagascar periwinkle, Catharanthus roseus in the Apocynaceae family.”

Additionally:

For example drugs based on Paclitaxel have been isolated from the yew tree (Taxus spp.), Camptothecin from the happy tree, (Camptotheca acuminata) and Podophyllotoxin from the May apple (Podophyllum hexandrum and P. peltatum).”

Further, researchers have discovered over 1,000 species of beneficial plants since their survey last year. As Yahoo News summarized, “new plants discovered over the past year include nine species of a climbing vine used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.

The report said two plants, artemisinin and quinine, are ‘among the most important weapons’ against malaria, which killed over 400,000 people in 2015,” Yahoo summarized.

According to Monique Simmonds, deputy director of science at Kew, “The report is highlighting the huge potential that there is for plants, in areas like diabetes and malaria,” Yahoo reported. “One study documents 656 flowering plant species used traditionally for diabetes, representing 437 genera and 111 families,” the report explains.

It also points out that of “only five drugs developed specifically for the symptomatic treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, two are derived from plants.”

Some particularly powerful species of plants include Fabaceae (pea and bean), Lamiaceae (mint), Euphorbiaceae (spurge), Apocynaceae (dogbane), Malvaceae (mallow), Apiaceae (parsley or carrot), and Ranunculaceae (buttercup). Their key classes of compounds are alkaloids (Fabaceae), terpenes (Lamiaceae),  diterpenoids (Euphorbiaceae), cardiac-glycosides (Apocynaceae), organic acids (Malvaceae), coumarins (Apiaceae), and alkaloids (Ranunculaceae). Another highly useful plant documented in the report is Moraceae, which is used in the treatment of diabetes.

Though their report offers great promise, they highlight some pitfalls. Stressing that correct labeling of plant medicines is vital, they explain:

Product labeling is frequently misleading, with the trade name ‘ginseng’, for example, referring to 15 different species of plant, each with its own particular chemistry and therapeutic properties[10]. Substitution by a Belgian clinic of one Chinese medicinal herb (‘Fang Ji’) with another sharing the same name, led to over 100 patients requiring kidney dialysis for the remainder of their lives.”

They also point out the threat to the plants themselves.

Increasing demand for herbal medicines (particularly for species covered by pharmacopoeias) threatens wild populations of many of these plants,” they note, adding that “ the focus of world trade on relatively few species of medicinal plants leads to sustainability and conservation issues, which ultimately lead to other plants being substituted, with potential risks to human health.”

They advocate more precise scientific labeling of plants and more “clarity on which plants have or have not been studied in drug discovery programmes.”

Such approaches,” they contend, “will be hugely important in improving our ability to realise current and future medicinal benefits from plants.”

As pharmaceutical drugs continue to wreak hazardous consequences, the healing power of natural plants appears to hold great promise for humans seeking treatment without the chemical side effects of current popular medicines.

Creative Commons / Anti-Media / Report a typo

Zika Virus Outbreak Centred On Area Where GM Mosquitos Were Released In 2015 – Why Are We Not Surprised
just as it was new media that broke the story of the Ebola / US Department of Defense link last year (Why does the DARPA bological Warfare Agency need a patent on the virus and why did The Pentagon and a US University have a research team in Africa working on genetically modifying the virus? – links below this article) so a link between american GM scientists and Zika has been exposed.

Is Technology Killing Us? Electrosensitivity, the 21st century disease
Is modern life making us ill? Yes, say those who suffer from electrosensitivity. Are they cranks, or should we all be throwing away our mobile phones? Well that might be a bit extreme, but maybe we should be thinking about how we use all our wireless gadgets.

We Told You So, Mobile Phones Do Cause Brain Tumours
For years we have been arguing against the ‘scientific concensus’ that mobile phones can cause brain tumours. As our founder Ian worked in the communications technology industry he was well placed to know there is a risk, workers would not be given health warnings if there wasn’t. Another academic / big money conspiracy.

NHS Physiotherapists Banned From Touching Patients.

Physiotherapists in Nottingham will no longer be able to deliver hands-on treatment to patients with strains, sprains and more serious problems. Instead patients needing treatment will be directed to websites where …

Does Smoking Cause Lung Cancer? It Appears Not In The Eyes Of The Law.


It is, is it not, a scientific fact hat smoking causes lung cancer. Apparently not and once again we se there is no such thing as the science is settled. In a ruling that exposes the scientific method as simply building ad case that provides the amswer you wanted, a court judgement in Scotland shows that smoking cannot be identified as the cause of a case of cancer. This is a victory for smoking and the rights of smokers, a blow to the nanny state …


Private Abortion Clinics Accused Of Aborting Female Foestuses On Demand.

The UK Health Secretary Andrew Lansley, is to report a number of abortion clinics and doctors to the police and General Medical Council. The clinics are at the centre of an investigation by a major newspaper that people of certain nationalities and cultural backgrounds have been able for many years to pay to have female foetuses aborted because in the culture of the parents boy children are more valued …


Why The Fuss About The NHS Bill? The NHS Has Been Privatised For Years

by Ian R Thorpe


While the Trotskyite activists of The Labour Party wail and gnash their teeth of the Coalition government Health Secretary Andrew Lansley’s NHS reform bill which they claim will effectively privatise the grreat sacred cow of the Labour movement, I would like to help you avoid being sucked up in the hysteria. Take a look at this.


Nursing In Crisis Says Prime Minister – We Tell Him Why

From The Daily Telegraph

There is a “real problem” with the standard of nursing in British hospitals, David Cameron has said, as he today calls on nurses to make hourly rounds to ensure patients are comfortable The problems with nursing standards can be explain by two things, out of control bureaucracy and the fact that nursing, traditionally a vocation, has become a degree entry …


Parecetamol poisoning is a nasty way to die

There is a very sad story in the paper and on the website today about a young woman who accidentally poisoned herself with paracetamol. Desiree Phillips, 20, seems to have suffered a “staggered overdoses” of paracetamol over the course of a few days during which she may have exceeded the recommended dose, but possibly not by much.

They Called Us Conspiracy Theorists But Now Big Pharma Drug And Vaccine Criminality, Bribery, Fraud, Price Fixing Is Eaxpose For All To See.
Big Pharma criminality exposed and those who were called conspiracy theorists vindicated …

Monsanto Wrote The Law That Puts It Above The Law
We have reported on how Monsanto plans to gain control of the world’s food supply, how the biotech corporation with a long track record for black hat tactics has been placed beyonmd legal sanction by US lawmakers. Now we report how corrupt politicians and government officials invited the corporation to draft the law that gives it’s genetically engineered seeds immunity from legal responsibility.

Alcohol Related Hogwash
The latest in the campaign to demonise drink by misrepresenting the number of alcohol related hospital admissions.

Google Now Has Access To Millions Of Patient’s Health Records

Those naughty leakers at The Antimedia have revealed a controversial deal between tech giant Google and the National Health Service (NHS) which will allow artificial intelligence units access to 1.6 million confidential medical records. Since 2014, Google has been involved in a ‘scientific research project’ which attempts to ‘understand human health’, but a new leak reveals the data gathering goes far beyond what was originally anticipated – well now there’s a surprise.

Michaela Whitton, ANTIMEDIA
May 3, 2016

United Kingdom — A controversial deal between tech giant Google and the National Health Service (NHS) will allow artificial intelligence units access to 1.6 million confidential medical records. Since 2014, Google has partnered with several scientists in an attempt to understand human health, but a new report reveals the data gathering goes far beyond what was originally anticipated.

According to documents obtained by the New Scientist, the data sharing agreement between Google-owned artificial intelligence company DeepMind and the Royal Free NHS Trust gives access to the sensitive healthcare data of millions of NHS patients. The chilling and wide-reaching deal allows DeepMind access to the medical records of the 1.6 million people passing annually through the three London hospitals owned by the Trust — Barnet, Chase Farm, and the Royal Free.

The Google-owned A.I. firm announced in February it was working with the NHS to build an app called Streams — intended to help hospitals monitor patients with kidney disease. However, the new information has revealed that the extent of the data being shared goes much further and includes logs of day-to-day hospital activity, records of the location and status of patients, and even logs of who visits them and when.

Read full article at The AntiMedia >>>

RELATED POSTS:
<a href="How Facebook, Instagram, Google, and Twitter Use Censorship to Kill Free Speech
Google and privacy
Google being evil
Goggle becoming Orwellian Ministry Of Truth
Is Google governing the USA

Elsewhere: [ The Original Boggart Blog] … Daily Stirrer …[Little Nicky Machiavelli]… [ Ian’s Authorsden Pages ]… [Scribd]…[Wikinut] … [ Boggart Abroad] … [ Grenteeth Bites ] … Ian Thorpe at Flickr ] … [ Tumblr ] … [Ian at Minds ] … [ Authorsden blog ] … [Daily Stirrer News Aggregator]

Scientists Discover New Human Ancestor

Picture source – Daily Express

A NEW species of human – the Homo Naledi has been discovered in a cave in South Africa, an international team of scientists have confirmed. The new species was discovered 50 kilometers northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa and is being hailed as the ‘find of the century” by scientists.

With a brain the size of an orange, a slender body, ape-like shoulders and feet almost identical to humans, the skeleton provides a unique insight into our human past.

Standing at approximately five-feet tall and weighing almost 100 pounds, scientists claim the ancestor’s skull shows a marked similarity to our own.

The 1,550 fossil elements excavated from the cave are believed to be parts of at least 15 infants, children, adults and elderly of the same species – and are just a small fraction of the fossils discovered.

Announced by the University of the Witwatersrand, the National Geographic Society and the South African Department of Science and Technology, the discovery sheds light on the origins and diversity of human ancestry.

The new species was discovered 50 kilometers northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa and is being hailed as the ‘find of the century” by scientists.

With a brain the size of an orange, a slender body, ape-like shoulders and feet almost identical to humans, the skeleton provides a unique insight into our human past.

Standing at approximately five-feet tall and weighing almost 100 pounds, scientists claim the ancestor’s skull shows a marked similarity to our own.

The 1,550 fossil elements excavated from the cave are believed to be parts of at least 15 infants, children, adults and elderly of the same species – and are just a small fraction of the fossils discovered.

Announced by the University of the Witwatersrand, the National Geographic Society and the South African Department of Science and Technology, the discovery sheds light on the origins and diversity of human ancestry.

The new species was discovered 50 kilometers northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa and is being hailed as the ‘find of the century” by scientists.

With a brain the size of an orange, a slender body, ape-like shoulders and feet almost identical to humans, the skeleton provides a unique insight into our human past.

Standing at approximately five-feet tall and weighing almost 100 pounds, scientists claim the ancestor’s skull shows a marked similarity to our own.

The 1,550 fossil elements excavated from the cave are believed to be parts of at least 15 infants, children, adults and elderly of the same species – and are just a small fraction of the fossils discovered.

Announced by the University of the Witwatersrand, the National Geographic Society and the South African Department of Science and Technology, the discovery sheds light on the origins and diversity of human ancestry.

It looks less human than Australopithicus Afrensis, which has been pronounced NOT a human ancestor. But from a coule of glarting illogicalities in the scientists claim I would guess the new species closest relative is Piltdown Man

Piltdown Man, primitive ancestor of Superman?

Another Kick In The Bollocks For Warmageddonists And CAGWARTS*

* CAGWARTS – Carbon – driven Anthropogenic Global Warming Alternative Reality Trolls.

global warming science

I’ve had many arguments with the Warmageddonists, the people who have been saying that the ‘scientific consensus’ had agreed if we did not shut down all coal, oil and gas related activites (that is, just about all human activities except unprotected sex and sleeping) the earth was going to turn into a giant furnace and we would all burn.

Those of us audacious enough to ask when this was going to happen felt the horizon shifting. When the scaremongering first started, the deadline for frying was “after dinner”. Then it go to “Tomorrow …… or the day after tomorrow perhaps,” then “next year”, “before 2050,” and eventually “soon.”

Don’t you love that scientific precision.

The reason the Warmageddonists and CAGWARTS could not give a sensible answer of course was that the scientists were studying computer models of reality and worse, they were changing the fictitious data they put in when the algorithms did not give the answer they wanted. In the real world, rather than warming like a fire someone has dumped a few gallons of petrol on, the earth ws warming a tiny little bit, just as it always has.

What’s more while the Warmageddonists screamed “the science is settled” and insisted that “97% of scientists agree global warming is happening faster than the models predict and will wipe out man, beast and beetroot if we do not stop living NOW!

There was no such scientific consensus, the study cited as proof of it had falsified the figures by looking at a lot of climate studies and simly assuming any that did not specifically state climate change was NOT being caused by carbon dioxide emissions from human activity agreed with that proposition that it was.

In fact most of those studies did not even look for causes but at likely effects.

The purported but ridiculous derogatory term “climate deniers” was invented to belittle people intelligent enough to question the dodgy science on which the Warmageddon scare was based, although none f the sceptics had ever tried to deny that there is a climate (there are in fact many, depending on what part of the world you are in).

But all the while as the Warmageddionists screamed “scientific consensus and demanded a one million per cent tax be put on everything their puritanical left wing prejudices dictated was not polititically correct, sensible researchers were looking at many possible causes of the changes in climate that have happened in cycles for billions of years. Like this one:

Scientists: Orbital Variations Main Cause of Climate Change

Global warming theorists have taken yet another hit with a new study out of Denmark which demonstrates that variations in Earth’s orbit are the primary causes of climate change, and have been for at least the last 1.4 billion years.

Scientists from the University of Southern Denmark and the China National Petroleum Corporation investigated marine sediment from the Xiamaling Formation in China and determined that the sediment shows evidence that “the same orbital forcing that caused the climate to change 1.4 billion years ago is the underlying force behind global warming today,

The research, published in PNAS (Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences Of The United Stastes Of America), states: “There is a wealth of evidence pointing to dramatic short-term climate change on Earth over the last few million years. Much of this climate change is driven by variations of Earth’s orbit around the Sun with characteristic frequencies known as Milankovitch cycles.”

The fact that the research has been published exposes the lying nature of the Warmageddonist lobby. They have always argued that no respectable scientific journal would publish any research that did not support the consensus because “The Science Is Settled”.

RELATED POSTS:
Fellow Slams The Royal Society as Nothing But a Lobby Group for Climate Change.
Thanks To The Dishonest Climate Scientists, the Public Doesn’t Know Water Vapor Is Most Important Greenhouse Gas.

Climate change is a theory for which there is “no scientific proof at all” says the co-founder of Greenpeace

What if man-made climate change is all in the mind?

Climate Lies Ombibus Post

The Climate Bollocks Of Bill Nye The Stupidity Guy

Earth’s CO2 Levels Pass Global Warming ‘Milestone’, Nothing Happens – Daily Caller.

Insane Science Pushing The Earth Towards Ecocide.

Climate Change: Study shows carbon dioxide dangers are OVERSTATED

Scientists Try – And Fail – To Explain Why Global Warming Has Stopped

How many Parents?

Every news and comment website is busy with the three parent babies argument today, can’t be arsed myself actually, the only thing that strikes me about it is the familiar dishonesty of politicians and academic as they burble emotive, semtimental nonsense about DNA editing saving people from a lifetime’s suffering.

The fact is embryo screening which gives parents the choice of whether to bring a child into the world which may become severely disabled (having the gene associated with a hereditary problem does not necessarily mean one will develop the problem.) So although I think the development really only delivers another ego massage for scientists, the only problem I have with it is that supporters are using all sorts of euphemisms to disguise the true nature of what is being done.

IT’S EFFING EUGENICS, ALRIGHT.

Lots of ethical questions are raised and of course this sees representatives of the various religions claiming a moral right to speak on the issue. And generally these people are totally opposed, citing the sanctity of life (which is a tad hypocritical coming from senior clerics of the Abrahamic religions.

One comment I saw did make me laugh however, I don’t know whether I was supposed to or if it was indented as a serious point but if it wasn’t a joke it should have been. As the religion verus science argument raged, Tiddles, commenting in The Daily Telegraph asked:

“How many parents did Jesus have … 1, 2, or 3 ?

RELATED POSTS:
Eugenics belongs to the politics of the left, not the right
Genetic modification is a vast experiment with humanity as its guinea pig
Transhumanism: With A Chip Under Your Skin You Will Be Superhuman – maybe.
Transhumanism: Eugenics By Any Other Name Still Smells As Evil

Could ‘DNA editing’ lead to designer babies?
Of Mice and Men and Mad Scientists. The Lunatics Trying To Create Man – Mouse Hybrids

Doctors, scientists greased by Big Pharma? Told you so.

There are few greater pleasures in life than confounding one’s critics, being in the company of Helena Bonham Carter in the penthouse suite of a luxury hotel would be one but it isn’t likely to happen anytime soon, so confounding my critics will have to suffice.

I recall a member of our community who is of the government worshipping persuasion scoffing when I one said that on a long timeline I am always proved right. Since then I have enjoyed repeatedly making him eat his words.

After FUKUS axis intervention to overthrow Libyan dictator Gadaffi, Libya has descended into lawless chaos just as I said it would. When he sneered at my prediction that by arming the Islamist rebels in a proxy war against Syrian dictator Assad, the west would precipitate a wider regional conflict he sneered that I was a Russophile who whoreshipped Nigel Farage and Vladimir Putin (I know it’s irrational but make allowances, he’s a scientist) Now what has happened as armed, trained and funded by the Obama administration ISIS continue to rampage through the middle east.

When I said after the downing of Malaysia airlines flight MH17 that the atrocity was being used by American propaganda chiefs in an attempt to justify armed conflict with Russia and its ally China, he got his knickers in a twist again. And yet the USA, using the neo Nazi regime they imposed in Kiev, is still trying to provoke armed conflict in Ukraine.

And of course when I have slated scientists for being the corrupt, greedy, self interested crooks and liars they are, he has moaned about people who are “anti – science” whatever that means.

But when I call scientists, paraphrasing Robert Burns, “a sack of rogues, bought and paid for with corporate gold,” this is the kind of thing I mean.

from Natural News:

The legacy of back room wheelin’ and dealin’ by the drug industry, which routinely pays off doctors and academic researchers to hawk oftentimes dangerous and ineffective pharmaceuticals and medical devices, could soon be blown wide open by newly enacted legislation passed as part of the Affordable Care Act of 2010.

The Physician Payments Sunshine Act, which was successfully moved through the Senate with the help of an extensive investigation led by Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA), provisions that doctors who receive payoffs from drug or vaccine companies must disclose this when pushing new therapies or medical procedures from what would otherwise appear to be unbiased intentions.

The law was reportedly added to Obamacare because it was unlikely to pass on its own due to intense industry pressures against any sort of reform. Paying off doctors has become the bread and butter of Big Pharma drug marketing. It’s both discreet and highly effective, repeatedly creating the illusion that the medical profession at large endorses the latest drugs and medical procedures, many of which aren’t safe and don’t work.

Many medical groups have become dependent upon drug industry payoffs

According to the Harvard Business Review’s (HBR) Paul Thacker, who served as Sen. Grassley’s lead investigator from 2007 to 2010, doctors and medical groups routinely accepts cash payments from the drug industry for speaking engagements, scientific papers, and other medical propaganda designed to make drugs and medical devices appear safer and more effective than they actually are.

An investigation spearheaded by NPR (National Public Radio), Consumer Reports, and ProPublica found that in the three years leading up to its publishing in late 2010, drug companies had settled cases totaling $7 billion for paying doctors to promote drugs. In many cases, doctors were encouraged to prescribe drugs for off-label conditions, or to prescribe expensive drugs when they weren’t actually needed.

Follow the link below to find out how corruption of the medical professions has become so corrosive in US Healthcare that the normally corporate friendly government has been forced to act.

Learn more at Natural News:

Things are not going to be much different in the UK, as we have previously reported. After all, the big players in the prescription drugs racket are the same on both sides of the pond.

RELATED POSTS:
TIME Magazine runs vile hit piece against Robert Kennedy Jr. for daring to tell the truth about Mercury in vaccines

Medical experts furious that doctors will be paid to dole out ‘risky’ statins
DOCTORS are set to get extra payments to hand out controversial statin drugs to patients who face a low risk of ever developing heart disease. It could mean four in 10 adults, including most of those in late middle age, are put on regular doses in a move that “medicalises” healthy people, leaving them at risk of side-effects including diabetes and memory loss.


Last Year’s Flu Vaccine Does Not Work Against This Years Flu.

ASLES, WE’RE ALL GONNA D— Wait, How Many People Died Of Measles Before Vaccinations?
Big Pharma’s Criminal Record
Big Pharma are criminal profiteers
How Big Pharma fakes statistics to rig clinical trials
How scientists lied to sell Swine Flu vaccine
Corporate big fat lies about health

Are Humans Becoming Extinct

A Warmageddonists vision of the future – scientists are not aware CO2 is food for vegitation so higher CO2 will lead to a greener planet.

If you listen to scientists, as they cream their underwear while raving about the latest totally unprovable theory that posits humanity will either destroy itself or destroy the world before lunchtime tomorrow you might well think of killing yourself. If you need proof of the ignorance and idiocy of those who confuse mathematical models with reality, just ask them what happened to the fifty million refugees who by 2013, the models predicted, would be displaced by rising sea levels as a reult of ice cap melt?

Far better to kill scientists without having listened to them. Not only is it humane, (you only have to listen to the drivel the poor schmucks come out with to realise there’s no hope for them and they should be treated like mad dogs), but if we just let evolution and nature’s cycles sort stuff out without some idiotic fuckwit control freak with a PhD in stupid trying to do it better, things will not be too bad. I mean, nature has four billion years experience, science has only been aroun a couple of thousand.

Scientists hate evolution of course, they hate anything they can’t control. This week we have already had The Brain In A Bottle Stephen Hawking sating Artificial Intelligence will wipe us out though as yet we are not even close to understanding what intelligence is (but it sure as hell isn’t what computers do) and some scientists, Guy McPherson included, down at the Climate Change conference who fear that climate disruption is so serious, with so many self-reinforcing feedback loops already in play, that humans are in the process of causing our own extinction.

These guys say coal will likely overtake oil as the dominant energy source by 2017, and without a major shift away from coal, average global temperatures could rise by 6 degrees Celsius by 2050, leading to devastating climate change (Truthout.org). But if the science of Fuckwittery had not promised us medieval technology (Windmills) and smoke and mirrors could meet all our energy needs we could have been building Nukes, developing cold fusion and radiant energy technology, and not now be facing catastrophic energy shortages.

Well if you can make any sense at all of the previous paragraph you are as mad as a box of scientists. Here’s a clue why, from the conference press release.

Across two decades and thousands of pages of reports, the world’s most authoritative voice on climate science has consistently understated the rate and intensity of climate change and the danger those impacts represent.

Now that gem of scietific truth is the exact opposite of what has happened in the real world. In view of the latest IPCC report stating that climate sensitivity to CO2 have been overstated, what these Warmageddonist fuckwit scientists appear to be saying is that because real world observations show the effect of increased carbon dioxide to be considerably less that the mathematical models of the climate predicted it would be, nature has got it wrong. (The equations and algorithms of the computer models are infallible of course.)

Well here’s a page from a peer reviewed scientific publication, Berkley Earth showing how far apart the real world data and the pointy head predictions are. you can make up your own minds about the infallibility of pointy headedness, but after you see the graphics at the linked page there will not be much to make up your mind about. The ‘science’ is a fraud, read world data does not lie.

Model Performance Against Berkley Earth Data Set – Graphic comparisons

A FOOTNOTE ON HAWKING’S LATEST BLETHER as someone on facebook just had a go because “you can’t stand a disabled man being smarter than you.” (Guess what, I’m disabled and much smarter than Hawking, my knowledge is based on real world experience.

Prof Hawking, a THEORETICAL physicist (i.e. doesn’t live in the real world) has pontificated on the wonders of artificial Intelligence before. His colleague Roger Penrose had to painstakingly explain to him that there is a gulf between algorithmic activity and human mentality that goes back to the fundamental limiting results in Mathematical logic. Predictions of where AI would be in 10 years have consistently been as unreliable as predictions in climate science, and for good reason.

RELATED POSTS:
Technology Taking Over Your Life? Just Say No. Omnibus post
IPCC Report just another exercise in scaremongering science
Climate: The Science fantasy and the economic reality
Climate lies: the biggest confidence trick ever
Climate change index
Climate change drives evolution
The medias lies about climate change
Climate scaremongering part of global totalitarian agenda