Saturday, May 25, 2024

                     ELECTORAL CLIMATE MODELING
HOW WOULD THEY HAVE VOTED HAD THEY BUT KNOWN?

 

Friday, May 24, 2024

MISTRIAL DECLARED IN VERMONT CLIMATE SUIT AFTER
JURY SEES INCOMPREHENSIBLE FLAG AT SANDERS RALLY



 VERMONT SENATOR CONDEMNS RACIST AND REACTIONARY COLONIAL FLAG DEPICTING rabid BLUE BEAVER attack ON PALM TREE AS AN INSURRECTIONARY INCITEMENT TO ARBOR DAY DENIAL AND TROPICAL DEFORESTATION



 

Monday, May 20, 2024

CITING WATER ON BOTH SIDES OF MAR A LAGO, TRUMP
         DEMANDS OFFSHORE WIND FARM TAX BREAK




WHAT SEA LEVEL RISE ?
Here's what Trump told the Times about climate change on the eve of his inauguration in 2016:

THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN, opinion columnist: Mr. President-elect, can I ask a question? One of the issues that you actually were very careful not to speak about during the campaign, and haven’t spoken about yet, is one very near and dear to my heart, the whole issue of climate change, the Paris agreement, how you’ll approach it. You own some of the most beautiful links golf courses in the world …

[laughter, cross talk]

TRUMP: [laughing] I read your article. Some will be even better because actually like Doral is a little bit off … so it’ll be perfect. [inaudible] He doesn’t say that. He just says that the ones that are near the water will be gone, but Doral will be in great shape.


It is interesting  in the light of his recent civil suit claim that Mar A Lago should be appraised as a billion dollar property, to revisit what the London Review of Books discerned in 2017:Post left the estate to the US government, in the hope it would be used for cultural activities, but in 1981 the government returned it to the Post Foundation, which put it on the market for $20 million. After seeing it in 1985, Trump offered (he claims) $15 million, which the family rejected. He then put in a $2 million offer for the land between the estate and the ocean, and threatened to build a house on it that would block Mar-a-Lago’s ocean view. They sold him the estate for the knock-down price of $7 million. Trump restored the house and grounds, doing little damage – since it’s a listed building, he was limited to restoring the original décor – and adding the ballroom. In the 1990s, beset by the financial woes that have been the hallmark of his business career, he negotiated with the banks to subdivide Mar-a-Lago, to the alarm of the citizens of Palm Beach; the city council vetoed it.

Instead, Trump turned the place into a private members’ club: joining fee $200,000, annual subscription $14,000, overnight hotel charges up to $2000. If it seems weird that the official winter residence of an American president should be a private club, the neighbours appear to agree. The old-money crowd made the exodus to Jupiter and Hobe Sound



















Sunday, May 19, 2024

       THINK DEATH VALLEY'S SKETCHY? TRY ADAMAWA

REALITY IS BAD ENOUGH:
THE MOST TROUBLING THING ABOUT THIS  REPORT FROM 
NORTH OF WHERE BIAFRA USED TO BE IS THAT IT  COMES FROM 
A REGION A THOUSAND METERS ABOVE SEA LEVEL

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Sat, 18 May 2024 3:02:27 WAT

No fewer than 200 people have been killed by a dangerous humid heat that has been experienced from the 1st to 13th of this month in Yola, the Adamawa State capital.

Residents who spoke to our correspondent complained about a combination of high temperatures and relatively humid air, causing an approximate 47 to 50 degrees centigrade, which experts describe as a danger level, saying such could cause high risk of heat cramps and exhaustion. 

Unofficial records at the Yola Cemetery Corporation (YCC), located in Damare area of the capital city, put the death toll from the unusually experienced excessive heat from May 1 to 13, 2024 at 400.

A former permanent secretary who was one of the eyewitnesses said: “I think 400 could have been a slight exaggeration, but surely, the number of people who died in these circumstances was as high as 200. At some point, up to 20 deaths were being recorded per day within that period.”

Many other persons who spoke with our correspondent said such unusual heat-waves were a seasonal occurrence in Yola and some other parts of Adamawa State, but that this “Even people who are up to 80 years of age said they had not experienced the excessive heat-waves we witnessed this year,” the former permanent secretary said.

During her visit to Damare cemetery on Thursday, some attendants told her that an average of 35 bodies were taken for burial at the facility on some of the days within the time under review.

Halliru Jauro Usman and Musa Umar, members of the YCC, attributed the increased deaths to hot weather.

Umar said the deceased’s ages were between 50 and 70.

                                    DOCTOR MIRABILIS

 


In 2017, the International Space Station took aboard an instrument to "continue monitoring the Sun’s energy input to the Earth system The Total and Spectral solar Irradiance Sensor (TSIS-1) will precisely measure what scientists call “total solar irradiance.” These data will give us a better understanding of Earth’s primary energy supply and help improve models simulating Earth’s climate.

Since sunspots are cooler than the solar surface at large, and their number and area increases asthe solar maximum approaches, TSIS-1 has ,as usual, recorded its customary  downtick in total solar irradiance as this cycle approaches its peak:

Not so, says Spanish neurologist Javier Vinos, who has published a book with a foreward by Judith Curry to prove it: There's just one problem: They don't teach astrophysics in medical school.
Dr. Vinos has been posting his self published book's content on Judy's blog - Climate, Etc.  and  Watts Up With That , which earlier showcased Oliver Manuel's theory that  the sun is primarily made of iron, not hydrogen and that Earth has a uranium core   

Yesterday,  tried pointing out the obvious disparity between what NASA's radiometer  sees and the good Doctor says :

Javier is at liberty to study his own book, but, Cave hominibus cumque liber solo

The good doctor is categorically mistaken in eliding the “solar maximum” with maximum solar irradiance, as the latter falls , not rises as sunspots cover an increasing fraction of the solar surface. 

Despite the wonderful auroral displays ( and mesospheric heating) caused by recent coronal mass ejections, the enormous dark sunspots that give rise to them are presently visible to the naked eye though an eclipse filter, because they are thousands of degrees , or tenths of an Ev cooler than their surroundings.

Here is NASA’s direct and well quantified imaging of this effect:

https://science.nasa.gov/science-research/earth-science/climate-science/four-decades-and-counting-new-nasa-instrument-continues-measuring-solar-energy-input-to-earth/

But he would have none of it:

The idea that Earth's climate is modulated by  10.7 cm  microwave radiation is nothing less than breathtaking, 

If the wavelength in question seems familiar,  it's because a huge effort has been made to map the sky's background temperature using the red shifted microwaves still echoing from the Big Bang, which Dicke and Wheeler discovered using a centimeter wave horn antenna. 

Javier Vinós | May 18, 2024 at 10:35 am |

The link goes to a figure from this paper:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/366962728_Is_the_F_107cm_–_Sunspot_Number_relation_linear_and_stable

The relationship between sunspots and TSI depends on the TSI reconstruction used. It is different for PMOD than for ACRIM. In all cases less sunspots = less solar activity.

Russell Seitz | May 18, 2024 at 11:15 am |

Thank you for the link.

I trust you realize that, useful as 10.7 cm / 2.8 GHz gyroton radiation is as a proxy for solar magnetic activity, the solar microwave flux, which takes a radio telescope to detect, is too small to measurably modulate climate.

10.7 cm photons are almost as irrelevant to climate change as the centimeter waves in the ~2.7º K cosmic microwave background, as they too are ~2.3 trillion times less energetic than those the sun emits at its 6,000º K blackbody peak.

His responses are  rather hard to parse:

"That question falls into the category of how much CO₂ has contributed to global warming. Nobody knows."

"The objection that solar variability implies too little energy is as naive as a child asking how a finger can have enough force to lift an elevator. " 

"Global temperature decadal rate of change is just too variable to mean much."

Thus far, no comment from the author of the forward.

Saturday, May 18, 2024

 WAR OF THE WORDS : FLORIDA RETALIATES FOR STEAMY
      MEMES WITH STATEWIDE "CLIMATE CHANGE" BAN

The New York Times reports :

Florida’s state government will no longer be required to consider climate change when crafting energy policy under legislation signed Wednesday by Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican.

The new law, which passed the Florida Legislature in March and takes effect on July 1, will also prohibit the construction of offshore wind turbines in state waters and will repeal state grant programs that encourage energy conservation and renewable energy.





 




Wednesday, May 15, 2024

CUE GEORGE MONBIOT ASKING "CAN THIS BE LEGAL ?"

Reason just recalled  that in 2021

"a team of Harvard scientists had an idea involving a large balloon and... a tiny quantity of sulfate particles, equivalent to the amount released in a single minute by a typical commercial aircraft.

These plans were greeted with utter panic. Activist groups declared the "risks of catastrophic consequences" were too great, and ... The Swedish government canceled the tests.

Fast forward to this year in Sicily where Etna is eructing a hundred tons of SO2 & sulfate particles a day. 


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Saturday, May 11, 2024

CLIMATE CHARTISTS TAKE A CRACK AT MAGNA CARTA

Two Just Stop Oil activists bent on shattering the foundation of English liberty and the American Constitution mounted a gallant  sledgehammer  and  chisel  attack  on Magna  Carta's display case, but were foiled by  its adamantine Gorilla Glass.They settled for gluing themselves to the case in a scene eerily reminiscent of their arch-enemy Mark Morano's performance in another public treasury :
Praise is due the British Library's polite and decorous security force, the inventors of molten salt ion-exchange aluminosilicate glass hardening, and the hardware store that thankfully did not direct the ladies to the carbide chisel aisle.

             CARBON TAXATION : THE CIDER HOUSE RULES

IS HALF A MILLION DOLLARS  A TON         A HIGH ENOUGH  CARBON TAX ?


WHILE CLIMATE DENIERS HAVE SAID SOME MEMORABLY DUMB THINGS ABOUT THE MEDIEVAL WINE TRADE, thE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION  has, in its infinite wisdom  , ALLOWED SOME OF ITS MORE SADISTIC MINIONS TO IMPOSE A  SERIOUSLY PUNITIVE Tax OF $510,000 PER TONNE OF carbon contained IN CO2 in some  alcoholic beverages.

"Under the federal code, alcoholic cider is taxed as either hard cider, still wine, or sparkling wine, and the implications of which category applies are not insignificant. Hard cider is taxed at a modest $0.226 per gallon, while sparkling wine is taxed at a whopping $3.40 per gallon—a staggering 1,400 percent increase. For every 100 gallons of cider produced, Uncle Sam either takes $22 in taxes or $340 in taxes. 

What determines how cider is categorized and taxed? A ridiculous three-part formula ...To avoid the  $3.40 per gallon tax rate. cider must contain under  8.5 percent alcohol by volume (ABV), and have  less than 0.64 grams of carbon dioxide (CO2) per 100mL. "

This translates into a roughly one dollar a liter  tax NOT JUST ON  HARD cider containing > 6.4 grams per liter of CO2, BUT EVERYTHING FROM CAVA, PROSECCO , AND CRACKLING PORTUGUESE  ROSE' TO CHANDON'S NAPA VALLEY  BRUT  AND  VINTAGE  FRENCH CHAMPAGNE.

 as  CO2 is ~ 27% CARBON BY WEIGHT, THATS ABOUT  $510,000 per tonne of dissolved CO2 carbon  in beverages subject to taxation as sparkling wine.

                THE PARIS SPECIAL CLIMATE OLYMPICS

Promote Climateball™  sportsmanship at

To make the climate wars more exciting and accessible, the Non-International  Pseudo-Climatology  Committee (NIPCC)  has organized a special olympiad for climate think tank creatives. 
Dr. Soon   Clara the Climate Clown   Rev. Beisner 
The Organizing Committee

In the ecumenical spirit of eliding climate and religion, these carbon-offset events for the Differently Science Facted  are open to all, Dominionist and Evangelical Climate Scientists, Former Fox NewsAnchors, Vouduns Vertes, and eternal flame worshipers of all denominations, including  the Tulsa Temple of Doom.

TV sponsorship is sought for the following events:

The Heartland Institute
Great Isotherm Race.
In this signature event Ontologically Deep and Terminally Othered contestants will try to unicycle Poleward faster than global isotherms from CO2 forcing can move,

The Never Too Soon Rising Sun Challenge 
Challenge contestants will attempt to avoid incineration by solar variability as the focus of the rising sun ascends a vertical glass solar collector wall. The event is open to all alternative Astrophysicists and  Anti-Alternative energy lobbyists ,and  starting positions are handicapped in proportion to moral stature.

The Moulin Blues
This extreme ice water sport features two water polo teams vying to score goals before they are sucked into the blue maelstrom draining a melt water lake atop the Greenland icecap.

The  Chariots  Of  Fire Prius Pentathelon
In this arduous paramilitary challenge, pentatheletes  race to recharge an electric vehicle stranded on an Atlantic iceberg while carrying rifles and wearing skis
1. Swim from the French island of St. Pierre to Newfoundland with the vehicle's power cable
2. Run to St. John's to order an extension cord
3. Wrestle the order clerk who says the plug is out of stock into submission 
4.Ski across the sea ice to a Labrador Walmart and buy one.
5. Harness the completed EV charging cable reel to a polar bear, and ride it to the iceberg.

The Hockey Stick High Vault
In this exciting variant on an old Native American sport, a 5-meter octagon of rubber graph paper is stretched between hockey sticks to create a  high jump trampoline . The first contestant to touch the tropopause or asphyxiate wins.

The Dryathelon
Biatheletes face the future tactical problem of sand skiing from  center of  The Greenland Dune Cap  to shoot a polar bear on its coast. The largest rug wins. 

The Endangered Javelin Throw
This ambitious beach sport combines the ever popular dwarf caber toss and quadriplegic harpooning, as swimmers strive to fling a norwhal out of the water towards a sandy bullseye to stick upright on its unicorn-like horn.

Venues
After  the Paris events, the games will adjourn to Francophone Africa, for the traditional pre-Paris Prime Meridian Climate Tug of War in the underwater  East Pole Olympic Village,( EPOV)  at Longitude Zulu on Ghana’s Gold Coast.

Directions to EPOV for Climate Lobbyists:

From K-Street head East and turn your amphibious vehicle south  on the Prime Meridian until you arrive at the Equator, a venue chosen to show participants the absence of the hot spot that proves the falsity of bedwetting watermelon CAGWist views. 


To reduce energy costs and avoid framing issues, the Special Winter Climate Olympics will be held in midsummer on the Greenland Icecap, or the adjacent Arctic sea ice, if there is any.
Concessions

To promote a high carbon capture lifestyle, food concessions at this Olympiad will feature salt and sugar-free fossil foods, like fresh-fracked anthracite, and lignite smoothies,

Bernstein’s  Fossil Fuel Amber Ale, brewed from real Baltic amber , will be available on tap in the delegates lounge. 

Thursday, May 9, 2024

NASA FINDS PERFECT CLIMATE DENIER VACATION PLANET

 PLANET JANSSEN :

 FOSSIL FUEL FREE AND 1200ºF  COOLER THAN  MODELS PREDICT!

Finding few attractions on Mars, BP, EXXON, CFACT, CEI and American Petroleum Institute climate advertising creatives are studying Nature 's report of the Webb Space Telescope  on the hot, rocky exoplanet  55 Cancri e, AKA Janssen where greenhouse gas climate forcing puts even Venus to shame.









one of five known planets orbiting the Sun-like star 55 Cancri. With a diameter nearly twice that of Earth and slightly denser the planet is classified as a super-Earth:


The "rocky" in  55 Cancri e comes with air quotes because it orbits the star  at one-twenty-fifth the distance between Mercury and the Sun. Its surface is accordingly likely to be a thousand or so degrees hotter than ordinary lava, its tidally locked dayside  a bubbling ocean of magma.  tidally locked and a nightside less in perpetual darkness than glowing with the sullen heat of atmospheric transport


Cooler than Expected

The first indication of a substantial atmosphere came from temperature measurements based on its  massive infrared thermal emission (see figure above). If the planet were covered in dark molten rock with a thin veil of vaporized rock or no atmosphere at all, the dayside would equilibrate around 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit (~2,200 degrees Celsius). 


“Instead, the MIRI data showed a relatively low temperature of about 2,800 degrees Fahrenheit [~1540 degrees Celsius],” said  JPL astrophysics spokesman Hu. “This is a very strong indication that energy is being distributed from the dayside to the nightside, most likely by a volatile-rich atmosphere.” While a lava gulfstream could  carry some heat around to the dark side, only atmospheric transport is efficient enough to explain the cooling effect.


When the team looked at the NIRCam data, they saw patterns consistent with a volatile-rich atmosphere. “We see evidence of a dip in the spectrum between 4 and 5 microns — less of this light is reaching the telescope,” explained co-author Aaron Bello-Arufe, also from NASA JPL. “This suggests the presence of an atmosphere containing carbon monoxide or carbon dioxide, which absorb these wavelengths of light.” A planet with no atmosphere or an atmosphere consisting only of vaporized rock would not have this specific spectral feature.


“We’ve spent the last ten years modelling different scenarios, trying to imagine what this world might look like,” said co-author Yamila Miguel from the Leiden Observatory and the Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON). “Finally getting some confirmation of our work is priceless!”