Wednesday, December 30, 2015

                          SANTA'S WARM WELCOME HOME

TEMPERATURES AROUND THE NORTH POLE HAVE RISEN TO RECORD EARLY WINTER HIGHS OF + 31 F, AS WARM AIR FROM THE UNFROZEN ATLANTIC SURGES NORTH.


THIS IS 50 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL FOR THE SEASON, AND THE FIRST JANUARY POLAR THAW IN RECORDED ARCTIC HISTORY MAY USSHER IN THE NEW YEAR.
1 JANUARY  UPDATE:  WHICH IT DID:


Sunday, December 20, 2015

                     IT'S  CHRISTMAS  TIME  IN  THE  CITE' !

THE   BONUS SEASON  HAS BEGUN,  AS  CAROLING  CLIMATE  HUSTLERS   EXTEND  THEIR  PALMS  AT  THE  CFACT - HEARTLAND  PARIS  FETE DE NOEL
~ $200,000     ~$150,000    L8000 a speech  $1,667/ month   $5,000/month ~$7,000/month  
NO  EXTRA  CHARGE  FOR  THE  BEAR ]

Saturday, September 26, 2015

     THE  SEVEN  DEADLY  SINS  OF  THE  CLIMATE  WARS

Having damned air pollution, Pope Francis' Apostolic Penitentiary may have missed the Next Big Thing in hamartiology.   
Just as Climate Truthers and other denialists strive to believe in six impossible things before breakfast, Green powers of credible denial are often strained by :
THE  SEVEN  DEADLY  SINS  OF  CLIMATE MODELING

Model  Pride-   A  need  for  public  acceptance  of model-based policy advice as the truthiest on offer. Self-important victims may ignore other disciplines while counting their own numbers & framing better media profiles for themselves.  see Stockholm fever
Model  Greed -  The  modelers  need  for  scientific citation , adulation, or material wealth. If unfed, the model-greedy may resort to self-citation, plagiarism, dodgy grantsmanship and denial of having lost past bets on model outcomes.

Model  Lust -   An insatiable desire to  believe your own  hypotheses, and to insist that models should overrule history,  natural and human, and dictate the thoughts and desires of generations to come. Model 
                             Lust feeds on viewing & producing climate porn

Model  Envy-  The need to command larger research budgets  and covet more  supercomputer  time  than rival  models  or  theories ,  if  need  be  by  having competitors  defunded  or  charged  with  crimes.

Model  Sloth - Indifference  to the  contradiction of models by natural history, coupled with aversion to references that contradict desired results, reluctance to debate,  and  the inability to feel relief when dire                                scenarios don't materialize. Victims may insist that 
                           what we don't know doesn't matter.

Model  Gluttony  -    Overindulgence  in  extreme  parameter values in the name of the Precautionary Principle. Metamodeling is Model Gluttony's most fearsome avatar.

Model  Wrath - Defined by Model Dante as : "love of justice  perverted to  revenge and spite."  People with Model Wrath  issues  may  turn  to  the  law or social engineering when they feel democracy or science has failed them. Left unprovoked, Wrathists may turn to political caricature of their enemies & violent public demonstrations


Text & Seven Deady Sins Emoji copyright MMXV Russell Seitz





Wednesday, July 22, 2015

             YE GODS !   NOT  ANOTHER  OREGON PETITION !

IN  THE  GREAT  PANTHEON  OF  DODGY  CLIMATE   PETITIONS,
 THE  LIST FAVORED BY EVANGELICALS  AND
THE AMERICAN PETROLEUM INSTITUTE
HAS BEEN ECLIPSED BY AN  ECUMENICAL OUTREACH BY
THE ORGANON INSTITUTE 






Aa, Aah, A Ming, Aba , Abil, Abzu, Achuhucanac, Acionna,  Acolmiztli, Acolnahuacatl, Acuecucyoticihuati, Adamisil Wedo, Adaox, Addu, Adeona, Adjinakou, Adyahoun'tò, Agassou, Adad, Adapa, Adrammelech, Adekagagwaa , Adlet , Adlivun, Agloolik , Aegir , Aeon, Aesir , Agwé, Alfrigg , Ah Bolom Tzacab, Ah Cancum, Ah Chun Caan, Ah Chuy Kak, Ah Ciliz, Ah Cuxtal, Ah Kin, Ah Kumix Uinicob, Ahmenhotep, Ah Mun, Ah Muzencab, Ah Puch, Ah Tabai, Ah UincirDz'acab, Ah Wink-ir Masa, Ahau Chamahez, Ahau-Kin, Ahmakiq, Aholi, Ahsonnutli, Ahuic, Ahulane, Aiauh, Aipaloovik , Ajbit, Ajilee, Ajtzak, Akbaalia , Akba-atatdia , Akhlut , Akhushtal, Akna , Akycha, , Aesculapius, Agathe, Agdistis, Agé, Ageleia, Aglauros, Agne, Agoraia, Agreia, Agreie, Agreiphontes, Agreus, Agrios, Agrotera, Aguieus, Agwe, Aidoneus, Aigiokhos, Aigletes, Aigobolos,Ainia, Ainippe, Aithuia,Akesios, Akraia, Aktaios, Alalkomene, Alasiotas, Alcibie, Alcinoe, Alcippe, Alcis, Alea, Alexikakos,  Aligena, Aliterios, Alkaia, Aglibol, Ahriman, Ahti, Ahura Mazda, Ahurani, Ai-ada, Al-Lat, Aja, Aka, Alalu, Albino Buffalo Spirit, Alektca , Alignak, Allanq, Allatu, Altjira, Al-Uzza, Amaguq, Amala, Amimitl, Amitolane, Amm,  Amotken, An, Anahita, Anath , Anatu, Anbay, Anshar, Anu, Anunitu, An-Zu, Anahita,  Andaokut, Andiciopec, Anerneq, Asopis, Anetlacualtiliztli, Angalkuq, Angpetu-Wi, Anguta, Angwusnasomtaka, Ani Hyuntikwalaski, Aningan, Aniwye, Anog Ite , Anpao, Apsu, Aqhat, Ararat, Arinna, Asherali, Ahijah, Ahti, Aizen Myō-ō, Ajisukitakahikone, Ak Ana, Aken, Aker, Äkräs, Aku,ue, Allowat Sakima, Alom, Alowatsakima, Aora, Audumbla, Aurgelmir, Apanuugak, Amaltheia, Ambidexter, Amano-Iwato, Ame-no-Koyane, Am-heh, Amihan, Amon-Re, Amun, Amurru, Ambologera, Amynomene, Anaduomene, Anaea, Anak Krakatau, Anapel, Anath, Andjety, Anhur, Anit, Anu, Anubis, Anax, Anaxilea, Androdameia, Andromache, Andromeda, Androphonos, Anosia, Antandre, Antania, Antheus, Anthroporraistes, Antianara, Antianeira, Antibrote, Antimache, Antimachos, Antiope, Antiopeia, Aoide, Apatouria, Aphneius, Aphrodite, Apollo, Apotropaios, Apsu, Arianrod, Areia, Areia, Areion, Areopagitos Ares, Areto, Areximacha, Argus, Aridnus, Aristaios, Aristomache, Arkhegetes, Arktos, Arretos, Arsenothelys, Artemis, Asclepius, Asherath, Asklepios, Aspheleios, Asteria, Astraeos , Athene, Ash , Ashtoreth, Assur, Astarte, Aten, Atum, Auxites, Avaris, Axioche, Axios, Ayida-Weddo, Ayizan, Azaka, Azumi-no-isora, Baal, Bacalou, Badessy, Bagadjimbiri, Bahloo, Bakcheios, Bakchos, Balder, Bangputys, Barganax, Bastet, Berchta, Bergelmir, Bor, Bragi, Brisings, Buri asileus, Basilis, Bassareus, Bauros, Boophis, Boreas , Botryophoros , Boukeros, Boulaia, Boulaios, Bremusa, Brizo,  Bromios, Byblis, Bythios, Baiame, Bakunawa, Bamapana, Banaitja, Ba-Pef, Baron Samedi, Barraiya, Bata, Bathala, Bau, Beltis, Beltu, Belus, Bernardo Carpio, Bes, Biamie, Bigfella God Blong Ambrym, Bilé, Binbeal, Boli Shah, Bossou Ashadeh, Brettia, Budai, Bugady Musun, Bugid Y Aiba, Bunjil, Cai Shen, Campaspe, Ceto,  Chalcis, Cleone, Combe, Corcyra, Caliope, Cedreatis, Celaneo, an illiterate Centaur, his mark: ^, Cerberus, Chalchiuhtlicue, Charidotes, Charon, Charybdis, Chimera, Chloe, Chloris , Choreutes, Choroplekes, Chthonios, Ctulhu, Clete, Clio, Clotho, Clyemne, Cnosia, Crataeis, Custos, Cybebe, Cybele, Cyclops, Ceros, Chenti-cheti, Chi You, Chimata-No-Kami, Chun Kwan, Cihang Zhenren, Clermeil, Congo , Consus,  Craan, Crimisa, Crampus, Cunina, Dagda, Dagon, Daikokuten, Dakuwaqa,  Damballa, Dan Petro, Dan Wédo, Daphnaia, Daphnephoros, Dauke, Davy Jones, Dea Dia, Dhakhan, Diable Tonnere, Diana of Ephesus, Diejuste, Dimmer, Dinclinsin, Deianeira, Deinomache, Delia, Delios, Delphos, Delphinios, Demeter, Dendrites, Dercetis, Derimacheia, Derinoe, Despoina, Dikerotes, Dimeter, Dimorphos, Dindymene, Dioktoros, Dionysos, Discordia, Dissotokos, Dithyrambos, Diu Piter, Donald Trump, Doris, Dragon King, Dryope, Duamutef, Duberdicus, Dumuziabzu, Dymas, Ea, Ebisu, Echemeia, Echidna, Eir, Eiraphiotes, Ekstatophoros, Eleemon, Eleuthereus, Enbilulu,  Enki, Enceladus, Ennosigaios, Enodia, Enodios, Enoplios, Enorches, Enualios, Eos , Epaine, Epidotes, Epikourios, Epimetheus, Epipontia, Epitragidia, Epitumbidia, Erato, Ergane, Eribromios, Erigdoupos, Erinus, Eriobea, Eriounios, Eriphos, Eris, Eros, Eryxide, Euanthes, Euaster, Eubouleus, Euboulos, Euios, Eukhaitos, Eukleia, Eukles, Eumache, Eunemos, Eunostos, Euplois, Euros, Eurybe, Euryleia, Euterpe Edulia, El, Elali, Elder Zhang Guo, Elum, Engurra, Enki, Enma, En-Mersi, Enurestu, Erlang Shen, Erzulie, Ezili Dantor, Fafnir, Fan Kuai, Fasolt, Fei Lian, Feng Bo, Fu Lu Shou, Fu Xi, Fūjin, Fukurokuju, Furrina, Gaia, Gaieokhos, Galea, Gamelia, Gamelios, Gamostolos, Ganymede, Genetor, Genetullis, Gervador, Geryon,  Gesar, Gethosynos, Gichi Manitou, Gigantophonos, Glaukopis, Glycon, Gondul, Gorgonidae, Gorgopis, Graiae, Griffin, Gunnr, Gynaikothoinas, Gynnis asan lil, Gasan-abzu, Goibniu, Gong Gong, Govannon, Gran Maître, Guan Yu, Guangchengzi, Gunfled, Gwydion, Gysir, Hachiman, Hadad, Hakudo, Han Xiang, Hapi, Hapy, Hagisilaos, Hagnos, Haides, Haille Selassie, Harpina, Harmothoe, Haurvatat, Heka , Hemen, Hermanubis, Hermes , Heryshaf, Hoderi, Hongjun Laozu, Hoori, Horus, Houyi, Huang Feihu, Hung Shing, Hegemone, Hegemonios, Hekate, Hekatos, Helios, Hellotis, Henry Kissinger, Hephaistia, Hephaistos, Hera, Heraios, Herakles, Herkeios, Hermes, Hersos, Hestia, Heteira, Hiksios, Hilgur, Hippia, Hippios, Hippoi Athanatoi, Hippolyte, Hippomache , Hjalmprimul, Horkos, Hrund, Hugieia,  Huixtocihuatl, Hupatos, Hydra, Hyllis,  Hymen, Hypate, Hyperboradoi, Hyperion, Hypsipyle, Hypsistos, Iah, Iapetus, Ibong Adarna, Iku-Turso, Ilmatar, Ilmatar, Imhotep, Iakchos, Iatros, Idaia, Idemili,  Illuqaq, Invictus, Iphito, Iris, Ismenios, Ismenus, Itonia, Imset, Isis, Istar, Isum, Iuno Lucina, Izanagi, Jade Emperor, Janus,  Jar'Edo Wens, Ji Gong, Joseph Smith, Julana, Jumala, Jupiter, Juroujin,  Juturna, Kaawan, Kabeiria, Kabeiroi, Kakia, Kallinikos, Kallipugos, Kallisti, Kanaloa, Kappotas, Kara, Karneios, Karpophoros, Karytis, Kataibates, Katakhthonios, Kathatsios, Keladeine, Keraunos, Kerykes, Khalinitis, Khalkioikos, Kharmon, Khera, Khloe, Khlori, Khloris, Khthonia, Khthonios, Kidaria, Kissobryos, Kissokomes, Kissos, Kitharodos, Kleidouchos, Kleoptoleme, Klymenos, Kore, Koruthalia, Korymbophoros, Kourotrophos, Kranaia, Kranaios, Krataiis, Kreousa, Kretogenes, Kriophoros, Kronides, Kronos, Kryphios, Ktesios, Kubebe, Kupris, Kuprogenes, Kurotrophos, Kuthereia, Kybele, Kydoime, Kynthia, Kagu-tsuchi, Kalfu, Kalma, Kara Khan, Karora, Kerridwen, Khaltesh-Anki, Khepri, Khnum, Khonsu, Kidili, Kini'je, Kneph, Kōjin, Ksitigarbha, Kui Xing, Kuk, Kumakatok, Kuski-banda, Kuu, Ku'urkil, L. Ron Hubbard, Ladon, Lakinia, Lamia, Lampter, Laodoke, Laphria, Leda, Lenaios, Leukatas, Leukatas, Leukolenos, Leukophruene, Liknites, Limenia, Limnaios, Limnatis, Llyr,  Loki, Logios, Lokhia, Lousia, Loxias, Lukaios, Lukeios, Lyaios, Lygodesma, Lykopis, Lyseus, Lysippe, Lagas, Lan Caihe, Lei Gong, Leizhenzi, Lempo, Ler, Li Jing , L'inglesou, Llaw Gyffes, Lleu, Loaloco , Lü Dongbin, Lugal-Amarada, Maahes, Ma-banba-anna, Magni, Maîtresse Hounon'gon,  Mamaragan, Mami, Mamlambo, Manawyddan, Mandulis, Mangar-kunjer-kunja, Marassa Jumeaux, Marduk, Maria Cacao, Maria Makiling, Maria Sinukuan, Marinette, Mars, Mary Baker Eddy, Marzin, Matetboat, Mayari, Mbaba Mwana Waresa, Mimir, Mistarblindi, Mainomenos, Majestas, Makar, Maleatas, Manikos, Mantis, Marduk, Marpe, Marpesia, Medusa, Megale, Meilikhios, Melaina, Melainis, Melanaigis, Melanippe, Melete, Melousa, Melpomene, Melqart, Meses, Mimnousa, Minotaur, Mist, Mizuchi, Mneme, Molpadia, Monogenes, Morpho, Morychos, Meditrina, Mehen, Melek, Memetona, Menthu, Merodach, Mider, Mielikki, Mimas, Min , Minos, Molech, Mombu, Morrigu, Mounanchou, Mulu-hursang, Mu-ul-lil, Mumbo Jumbo , Musagates, Musagetes, Muspel, Muzha , Nanni, Nerthus, Nana Buluku, Naunet, Nebo, Nebrodes, Nephelegereta, Nephytes, Nereus, Nete, Njord, Nike, Nikephoros, Nixon Agonistes, Nomios, Nomius, Norns, Notos , Nyktelios, Nyktipolos, Nympheuomene, Nysios, Nehebkau, Nergal, Nezha , Nga, Nin, Ninib, Ninigi-no-Mikoto, Nin-lil-la, Nin-man, Nio, Nirig, Ni-zu, Njirana, Nomia, Nogomain, Nuada Argetlam, Numakulla, Num-Torum, Nusku, Nu'tenut, Nyyrikki, Nyx, Odin, Ogma, Ogoun, Ogyrvan, Ohoyamatsumi, Oiketor, Oileus, Oinoie, Okyale, Okypous, Olumpios, Omadios, Ombrios, Orithia, Orius , Ortheia, Orthos, Ourania, Ourios, Ōkuninushi, Omoikane, Ops, Osiris, Oxomoco, Pa-cha, Paelemona, Paian, Pais, Palaios, Pallas, Pan Megas, Panakhais, Pandemos, Pandrosos, Pantariste, Pariacaca, Pareia, Parthenos, Pasianax, Pasiphaessa, Patroos, Pegasus, Pelagia, Pele , Penthesilea, Pereplut, Perikionios, Persephone, Petraios, Phanes, Phanter, Phatria, Philios, Philippis, Philomeides, Phoebe, Phoebus, Phoenix, Phoibos,  Phoroneus, Phosphoros, Phratrios, Phutalmios, Physis, Pisto, Plouton, Polemusa, Poliakhos, Polias, Polieus, Polumetis, Polydektes, Polygethes, Polymnia, Polymorphos, Polyonomos, Porne, Poseidon, Potnia Khaos, Potnia Pheron, Promakhos, Prometheus, Pronoia, Propulaios, Propylaia, Proserpine, Prothoe, Protogonos, Prytaneia, Psalacantha, Psychopompos, Punraz, Puronia, Puthios, Pyrgomache, Python, Pangu, Papa Legba, Peko, Perkele, Persephone, Petbe, Pie , Pluto, Potina,  HRH Prince Phillip The Volcano God of Yasur, Pspledon, Ptah, Pugu, Pundjel, Pwyll, Qarradu, Qebehsenuef, Qin Shubao, Qingxu Daode Zhenjun, Ra, Radgridr, Raijin, Randeng Daoren, Randgrior, Rauni , Resheph, Rhea, Rigantona, Robigus, Ryūjin, Saa, Saachi & Saachi, Sabazios, Sahi, Salacia, Samas, Sarutahiko, Sabazios, Salpinx, Saxanus, Scyleia, Scylla, Sirenes,  Sirsir, Skeptouchos, Skuld,  Smintheus, Sophia, Sosipolis, Soter, Soteria, Sowilo, Sphinx, Staphylos, Sthenias, Sthenios, Stribog, Summakhia, Sykites, Syzygia, Sebek,  Sedna, Seker, Serapis, Sesmu, Shakpana, Shalem, Shangdi, Shango, Sharrab, Shen , Shennong, Shezmu, Shina-Tsu-Hiko, Shub Niggurath, Sigrun, Simbi, Sin, Sirtumu, Skalmoid, Sobek, Sobkou, Sōjōbō, Sokk-mimi, Sopdu, Sousson-Pannan, Statilinus, Suijin, Suiren, Sun Myung Moon, Suqamunu, Susanoo, Tagd, Taiyi Zhenren, Tala, Tallaios, Tangaroa, Tarantis,  Taureos, Taurokeros, Taurophagos, Tauropolos, Tauropon, Tecmessa, Teisipyte, Teleios, Telepyleia, Teletarches, Terpsichore, Tethys, Tetragrammaton, Teutotis, Thalestris, Thalia, The Dioskouroi, Theritas, Thermodosa, Timios, Thraso, Thrud, Thyonidas, Thyrsophoros, Tiamat, Tmolene, Toxaris, Toxis, Toxophile Artemisides, Trevia, Tricephalus, Trieterikos, Trigonos, Trima, Trismegestos, Tritogeneia, Tropaios, Trophonius, Tumborukhos, Tyche, Typhon, Tam Kung, Tammuz, Tapio, Tenenet, Tengu, Tenjin, Thoth, Ti Jean Quinto, Ti Malice, Tian, Tiburnus,  Ti-Jean Petro, Tilmun, Tistrya, Tlaloc, Todote, Toko'yoto, Tomam, Tu Di Gong, Tu Er Shen, Tuonetar, Tuoni, Tzacol, Ubargisi, Ubilulu, U-dimmer-an-kia, Ueras, Ugayafukiaezu, U-ki, Ukko, Ukqili, Ukupanipo, Umai, U-Mersi, Umvelinqangi, Ungud, Unkulunkulu, Ura-gala, U-sab-sib, Usiququmadevu, U-Tin-dir-ki, U-urugal, Vali, Valkyr, Vanir, Ve, Verdandi, Vidar, Wode, Vaisravana, Vaticanus, Vediovis, Vellamo, Vesta, Vesna, Wadj-wer, Watatsumi, Wen Zhong , Weneg, Wenshu Guangfa, Wepwawet, Werethekau, Wollunqua, Wong Tai Sin, Wuluwaid, Xatel-Ekwa, Xmaba, Xoli-Kaltes, Xanthippe, Xenios, Xargi, Xaya Iccita, Xevioso, Xuan Wu , Yam, Yama, Yarilo, Yau, Yemaja,  Ymir, Yoda, Youchao, Yuanshi Tianzun, Yuchi Jingde, Yunzhongzi Yarovit, Ynakhsyt, Zagaga, Zagreus, Zaraqu Zaramama, Zathos, Zaria, Zememate, Zemyna, Zer-panitu, Zephryos, Zeus, Zeuxippus, Zhang Guifang, Zheng Lun, Zipaltonal, Ziva, Zizilia, Zhongli Quan, Zhu Rong, Zonget, Zorya, Zotz, Zvezda, Zvoruna, Zywie, plus the list of 31,908 Names of aspirant oil patch demigods and Doctors of Divinity,  Law, Horizontal Drilling, Veterinary, Chiromancy & Chiropractic the votaries of The Oregon Institute of Science & Medicine mistakenly addressed to Thessalian Olympus instead of Olympia, Washington.

                                            The Sybils declare the hour auspicious for  showers of gold descending upon Mnestheus@Paypal.com

Saturday, June 13, 2015

MARK STEYN & THE MEDIEVAL COOLER THAN NOW PERIOD

Mark Steyn harked back to Magna Carta at last weeks  Heartland Institute  Climate Conference :
"When I was a schoolboy we were taught that the England of 1215  was a degree or so warmer than today.  And vineyards were sown as far north as the Isle of Ely... a stones throw from where  the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit stands today,  the Climategate guys,  so I will take global warming seriously when they tear down the Climate Research Unit, and sow a vineyard making an amusing little Chateauneuf du Phil Jones.

But now, as in 1215, Scotland is five degrees north of East Anglia, and several  degrees  cooler than England.  So if as Mark says:

"the England of 1215  was a degree or so warmer than today.  And vineyards were sown as far north as the Isle of Ely..."  
the present production of wine in Scotland if anything demonstrates today's British climate to be "a degree or so warmer than...1215." 


Here's another swig of Mark's strange brew :
'It’s an elitist thing... They’re the ones who actually deny science. They basically took a jackhammer to a thousand years of sane scientific observation of natural climate variability of the Medieval Warm Period when they were making wine in Greenland,'     ( 22  April 2015 )

Next,  he'll  be  telling us  Erik the Red  sailed West  in search of fresh mango juice.  

Steyn's counterfactual tasting notes bode ill for his libel trial : grapes  never  grew in  medieval  Greenland ,  but  the Industrial Revolution did happen, and global warming in its wake has pushed  British winemaking north through grim Northumberland into, Heaven help us, Scotland!

While Steyn makes  crapulent  claims about winemaking in Greenland,  and charges those who doubt Vinland voyages prove global  medieval warming with suppressio veri,  canny Scots vignerons have been busy establishing vineyards closer to the Arctic Circle than the Isle of Ely.

Mark  may want to see the Climatic Research Unit torn down because it  overlooks Winbirri Vineyards. It really wouldn't do for his libel jury to sample the dead-ripe 2013 vintage  that testifies to the rise in  degree-days that has added 56  or more amusing little wines to the Cote du Jones lineup, including the eponymous Isle's Elysian Fields, where, the producer's note, 


 " There is documentary evidence that the monks at the Abbey and later the Cathedral at Ely cultivated vines right through the Middle Ages "
 To the dismay of deniers touting an erstwhile "pause," 2003 saw  Burgundy's earliest harvest since record keeping began in 1370- Chandon's Corton Charlemagne was picked on August 15,  the grapes having already ripened to the heady limit of fermentation- the wine was bottled at 14.5%  alcohol!  



Like many ersatz climate skeptics, Steyn  has  his history backwards; the medieval warm period simply  wasn't warm enough to grow wheat, let alone grapes, in Iceland or Greenland, witness how clerics there were forced  to  celebrate  mass  with items as alien to The Last Supper as oatcakes, ale and fermented crowberry juice.

Hearing of this heresy in 1237, Pope Gregory IX  told Archbishop Sigurd of Norway to order Greenland and Iceland's clergy to import the real deal in sacramentals--panis de frumento et vini de uvis from warmer climes,  a description  met by today's brae wine frae north o' the Doon.

While it's naughty of Mark to ignore Little Ice Age winemaking in Nova Scotia, I can't fault Matt Ridley leaving  his Northumbrian coal-lands  vineless : plantings on equally bituminous acres this side of the pond produce haggis-friendly wines with a scary witch hazel nose and terrifying hydrogen sulfide finish.  But for all the ginger he puts into it,  Mark Steyn's  fortified  hogwash merely strengthens the case for The Medieval Cooler Than Now Period.


 

Thursday, June 4, 2015

THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN WARM PERIOD

THEOENGINEERING
NOT  GEOENGINEERING  SAVED 
THE  ROMAN  EMPIRE  
FROM   CLIMATE   CHANGE
A scroll from Herculaneum attributes
 the decline and fall of the  Roman Warm Period 
to the rise of classical theoengineering.
It depicts the  first  known  climate model, a  MLXXX-P resolution wax tablet of  the flat Earth, apparently produced by reading FORTRANUS  code aloud to a cohort of  slaves operating a multiprocessor abacus.
 X-ray tomography reveals  the carbonized  papyrus was  authored by
  Nero's Imperial Planetologist, Pliny The Very Much Younger 
whose  advocacy  of  a cap and trade  system for 
incense burning & hecatombs anticipated
 the great De Bello Climatico  
of  Elius  Lepus & Scepticus Flaccus Hiatus