NASA study (sigh) gets global warming debate hot again.

Melting sea ice

Follow the money

“NASA satellite data from the years 2000 through 2011 show the Earth’s atmosphere is allowing far more heat to be released into space than alarmist computer models have predicted, reports a new study in the peer-reviewed science journal Remote Sensing. The study indicates far less future global warming will occur than United Nations computer models have predicted, and supports prior studies indicating increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide trap far less heat than alarmists have claimed.”

At least they’re admitting it’s happening. I guess that’s a start, considering from where this research emanated.

Mountain Lion killed in Connecticut ventured from South Dakota

In case anyone is curious about the range of the cougar, one of our country’s most elusive creatures, read this.

It’s funny, really, when people who report big cat sightings in areas not considered habitat get blown off for mistaking a stray dog or maybe even a little bobcat. Look people, these things are out there. Incidents like this call into question the border disputes regarding wolves and bison in and around Yellowstone. Hopefully—and it’s shame a cat had to die—this instance can serve as one more reason why we need to allow animals, as the Patagonia environmental project states, the freedom to roam.