Tuesday, December 16, 2014

STRANGE BREW AT THE AGU

After several days at the AGU meeting, Watts has focused his skepticism on the event's most vital bodily fluid: beer. 
"The poster sessions seemed to have doubled in size over AGU 2013…it might have been due to the free beer provided by AGU: 
Imagine the wailing if Heartland provided free alcohol at their ICCC conferences at sessions."
While Watts uttered not a wail as he ordered free drinks from the free bar Heartland kept open past midnight at its first ICCC conference,  there was much wassailing as coolists bellied up to the bar at the last ICCC event, staged at 

The Mandalay Bay Casino on the Vegas  Strip

If Watts' real time  blogging is any measure, the California drought has raised a mighty thirst:

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

THE ICEBERG COMETH

HAVING SAILED THESE WATERS BEFORE, I'M SINCERELY FLATTERED BY WHAT FOLLOWS,  

WHERE can Tony Watts TURN WHEN TIM BALL RUNS OUT OF  Mein Kampf  quotes?  TRY  BOB TISDALE:


IF FANS OF Stalin & THE KAISER CRY GODWIN MIT UNS!, ADMIRAL BOB CAN TURN TO COMMODORE MUELLER'S vergeltungsflotte:



Sunday, November 30, 2014

THE ANTHROPOCENE ? IT'S GREEK TO ME.

 AFTER EXCAVATING THE  SEMIOTIC COLUMN  TO DISCOVER
 SITS ATOP  THE THEOGENE,  TITANOCENE AND  CLASSICAL ERAS
POSTMODERN GEOLOGISTS HAVE UNEARTHED A PREQUEL TO  LUCIAN'S

 REVEALING THAT THE  CLIMATE  WARS ANTEDATE THE ROMAN EMPIRE
THIS AESOPIAN FABLE IS  ENTITLED :  

ABOVE,  THE  FRONTISPIECE OF  DE BELLO CLIMATICO,  BELIEVED  TO  SHOW
THE EARLIEST KNOWN COMPUTER CLIMATE SIMULATION



The new-found lyrics  are  a paean ,
or hymn of praise, to the President of the
Interpantheonic Panel ON Climate  Change 
Zeus, Father of Gods and men,
  hailing  his  wisdom  in  commissioning Hephaestus 
to  build the legendary 
Antikythera  2-D Analog Cosmos Model
to  help  the  Gods  evaluate warnings  of
global  warming from thunderbolt doubling 
at the end of The Titanocene Era.

it  tells  of  how  Icarus,  stricken  by
foam-footed  Aphrodite  with  love for  Phoebe, 
muse of  solar radiation  management, 



 threw the brazen computing engine overboard
near   Antikythera  to  placate   Poseidon
after the  God threatened to inundate Olympus
if  the  IPCC  mandated  ambrosia rationing.

De Bello Climatico ends in the tragic extinction  of  the  entire  Greek  Pantheon, demigods, muses & nymphs included, and their replacement by an assortment of 'new age' monotheistic religions, and the dread cult of ISIS,  which explains the  concluding moral of the work :





Thursday, November 27, 2014

ONE ONE GIANT GOOSE STEP BACKWARDS


Watts has been gobsmacked to the moustache roots by a post that flew under his censors radar last Sunday. 

Throwing good sense and Godwin's Law to the winds, WUWT arts gauleiter Tim Ball delivered this honking addition to the party line:

"When you understand what Adolf Hitler is saying in the quote from “Mein Kampf” above, you realize how easy it was to create the political formula of Agenda 21 and the scientific formula of the IPCC."   
Herr Doktor Ball waded  even deeper into the kultursmog this week with a gonzo attack on George Monbiot.

The weirdness of eliding marxistante Guardian drones with dead National Socialists seems lost on Watts' 
Dunning-Kruger Bruderbund, but Ball's silly walk has his academic familiars cackling:


Somewhat ?  Ambiguous enough to send Tarsandinistas and The Tea Party rallying to Ball's warning that a Nazi Warmist conspiracy lies behind the Big Lie of radiative forcing:
Phillip       
Dr Ball, your article is appreciated. In my view, the comparison with Hitler is entirely apt. 
Godwins law is an internet meme with no weight in logical argument. It is just another way for the politically correct to tell you to “shut up”.
 Shub Niggurath 
“This post is entirely the opinion of Dr. Tim Ball”  
Not really, I agree with him completely and so do lots of other people I know...This has always been political, not scientific. It does not make you a conspiracy theorist if you can see what is really happening here over time. 
Stephen Richards  

Edwards and Betts continue to spout their deniertribe and their massive increase in global temperature and their massive floods to come and their give us the money now and we will save you from disaster... I do not want to hear their pathetic gripeing.

Tony B said :Many of us who are sceptical of the AGW meme (but not of constant climate change) are trying to build bridges, don’t think all climate scientists are dishonest or stupid... The AGW crowd are a very long way from that witness the cry for another £97m from the UK Met O when they know their models are useless.

Secondly, saying the crimascologist are not stupid implies they are deceitful for they must be supporting the more fraudulent members of their profession for this scam to have continued for soooo long.

























Tuesday, November 25, 2014

MANN v. STEYN : DON'T TELL THE JURY

As the scales of justice begin to twitch in  Mann v. Steyn, time remains to admit in evidence this  National Review column by  defendent Steyn:
As in the Congolese civil war, where both sides agreed that pygmies made excellent appetizers,  in the Egyptian political standoff...  both pro and anti-Morsi forces agree on little else except that the chicks are fair game...   
This is why President Morsi keeping his first lady in a body bag is more than a fashion statement, but a statement about ... the justice system..."
Combined with the tastefully sloganed swag on offer at MarkSteyn.Com :
this may leave jurors wondering whether the lady on the right is Mark Steyn's fiance', or his lunch?

Monday, November 24, 2014

ANTHROPOCENE PETROLOGY FOR LIBERAL ARTS MAJORS

THE NEW YORK REVIEW 
OF POSTMODERN GEOLOGY
Deconstructing the un-natural history of the anthropocene epoch since 2006

In the Anthropocene, all rocks will be famous for 15 minutes, witness the television debut of a Mexican gypsum deposit that upstages the best special effects efforts of Industrial Light & Magic.

The network success of this Live From Planrt Verne crystal cave has expanded the search for out-of-this-world terrestrial geology, straining map room librarians as field and film  directors queue to read NYRPG 's annual review of the latest anthropocene rock & mineral discoveries:
Macadamite
While most sedimentary strata  form extensive landscape-covering horizontal sheets, hydrocarbon rich macadamite occurs only as thin two dimensional stringers or veins that often bear rectangular  metallic geode-like structures containing vertibrate fossils.
Interwoven vein masses of macadamite of astonishing extent and complexity have been mapped in Southern California, and form a continuous belt extending atop Cretaceous formations from Maryland to Massachusetts.
Saddamite   
More mafic than Maccadamite, this high-temperature no-pressure  liticc facies results from extreme local warming of holocene tar sands in Kuwait.
Saddamite consists of  sand grains in a matrix of carbon black and pyrolized asphaltenes, a petrogenesis  that defies explanation.  While high nickel and vanadium porphyrin levels suggest an  origin in marine cretaceous petroleum, no natural or commercial explanation exists for the infernal thermal fluxes needed to generate pure carbon in such amounts, nor do type specimens show signs of natural catastrophe or nuclear winter weathering.

Trinitite
The earliest dated rock of the Postmodern epoch is a green-violet, obsidian-like fused lithic 
The holotype,  a thin stratum of  un-natural glass emplaced in a shallow anticline in the White Sands of New Mexico. has a tritium age of 6.9 milli-eons, slightly older than deposits in the Terminal Showa formation of southern Japan. Kazakhstan, China's Lop Nor basin, Nevada, India, Pakistan and some islands in French Polynesia.


Tellerite 
An ephemeral water-soluble calcian variety of trinitite that resembles popcorn while it lasts. It was briefly reported on some now vanished Pacific coral atolls, but the holotypes disintegrated in the first rains to fall following the H-bomb tests that created them. Highly enriched in transuranic elements, all trinitite species look far older than their years.
Cryabase
The new discipline of meteopetrology focuses on cryabase, the only terrestrial rock consisting enirely of condensed air.  

The minerals found in this paragon of geological minimalism include native oxygen and nitrogen, ice  II, IIIb & IV crystals , priestlyite (the carbon analog of silica) ,,and  minute crystalites of argon,  Freon, neon, krypton and radon .
The type locality at Cape Canaveral features aircicles and frost-like masses surrounding  liquid hydrogen tanks, where cryabase  avalanches were first noted as a cause of self-inflicted meteor damage to Space Shuttles.

While rare outside the Kuiper Belt, cryabase is expected to become depressingly common in the inner solar system if Senator Inhofe's views on global warming  are correct.


Caution should be exercised in collecting cryabase samples, as geologists' picks tend to embrittle severely at frozen air temperatures, and the temptation to lick field samples for a better view of microstructure can lead to severe frostbite of the tongue.
Saganite
Phenomenally cold and dark variety of cryabase. Arbitrarily small amounts in atmosperic suspension can reportedly able to  lower global temperatures below freezing for 40 days and 40 nights, but the report published in Science in 1983 seems to have been based on misindentification of the related species, apocryphite, found in many factoid deposits, but lacking the valuable consciuosness raising properties of the material originally published . See Ttaprophyre 
Ttaprophyre A geometaphysical phase arising from hermeneutic metamorphism of a factoidite melange during high-pressure deformation professionel. Ttaprophye was discovered  by Johnny Carson in 1983 when 'nuclear winter' suddenly outcropped on The Tonight Show during the Cold War. On skeptical examination, Saganite, ( not to be confused with Cosmochlore),  proved  to be the reified product of  a PR campaign, semiotically indistinguishable from the War of the Worlds symplectite repored in 1938 by Welles et al. from  near Grovers Mills New Jersey.
The Ground Zero Gneiss
Known only from deposits in lower Manhattan, this so far unique product of political catastophism is a mylonized migmatite containing portlandite and powdery gypsum,  asbestos fibers , and enormous laths and corrugated sheets of metallic iron with a grain structure suggesting hot deformation. Some layer contain mica-like sheets of carbonized fossil cellulose with angular markings more legible than graphic granites, some of which appear to pertain to world trade.

The Tora Bora Metapeltites
Some anthopocene cave deposits in the Hindu Kush and Waziristan syntaxis show signs of shock and awe  deformation. Extensive contamination with clasts of lead and depleted uranium frustrated  early efforts by petrologists seeking to collect the $50 million reward offered for a specimen lage enough for  positive DNA identification of the elusive binladenite phase, later found elsewhere in Pakistan. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Mann v. Steyn : Approaching The Bench From The Penalty Box

AFTER THREATENING TO  -BRAIN THE JUDGE- SUBMIT AMICUS  BRIEFS
PALO OCCIDI  AND  NOLLE PERCUSSI   
 THE  ST. TRINIAN'S  THIRD  FORM  TORTS  &  HOCKEY  CLUB
HAS JOINED THE MARK STEYN DEFENSE TEAM

Sunday, November 9, 2014

HOW MANY ECONOMISTS DOES IT TAKE TO CHANGE A CLIMATE POLICY?


ONE,
 IF IT'S MILTON FRIEDMAN 
If you're looking for intelligent life in mid-America,
try the University of Chicago
before you turn to the Heartland Institute

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

ANNALS OF BELATED DISCOVERY : THE EAST POLE

The Age of Discovery endures:
A map of palaeomagnetic field drift published by Italian and American researchers  in   Geophysical Journal International ,  based  on  a continuous sequence  of   lacustrine  sediments  outcropping in  the Apennines  reveals that in the 787th millennium BC, Earth boasted an East Magnetic Pole near  Latitude 0  Logitude 0 in the Bight of Benin.

It follows that for as long as it took for the magnetsphere's focal point to drift across the Equator, tropical nights were brightened by the light of the Aurora Orientalis shining over the Prime Meridian:


 On the far side of the world in the same brief epoch, Homo erectus could marvel at the Aurora Occidentalis illuminating the Pacific around the West Magnetic Pole in the waters north of Tuvalu.
 Now that Sagnotti et al.'s 

Extremely rapid directional change during Matuyama-Brunhes geomagnetic polarity reversal

has rewritten the history of polar discovery at right angles to Perry & Amundsen, the RGS and National Geograpic can offer a prize for the first expedition to gather direct evidence of East and West Polar palaeomagnetism from the seabed around 0o0o  and  0o, 180o.


Once the great drill ship, wind surfer & submarine race from pole to pole is over, a new era of quadrupole modeling can begin!







Monday, October 13, 2014

NONE IS GREENER THAN GREAT CTHULHU



"WE  LIVE  ON A  PLACID  ISLAND  OF IGNORANCE  IN   THE  MIDST  OF THE  BLACK SEAS  OF INFINITY, AND  IT  WAS  NOT  MEANT  THAT   WE   SHOULD   VOYAGE   FAR."


Lovecraft also wrote the final word on the fate awaiting climate contrarians as the science unfolds:

"The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality...that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age."
“The Call of Cthulhu”, by H.P. Lovecraft, Weird Tales magazine 1928,




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