Thursday, March 26, 2015

NOBODY EXPECTS THE SPANISH ARMADA

 A  SOPHISTICATED TWO DIMENSIONAL  MODEL, CIRCA  1874
Nobody in the Spanish Inquisition ever expected its familiars to embrace a two dimensional model of the world, but a one dimensional Senator has  up and done it.

Five centuries after Queen Isabella bet on the Classical model of the Earth as a sphere and funded the discovery of  Cuba and Texas, Ted Cruz told The Texas Tribune:

" Global warming alarmists are the equivalent of the flat-Earthers... you know it used to be it is accepted scientific wisdom the Earth is flat, and this heretic named Galileo was branded a denier,”
 Cruz is in for an academic bruising, for his words  would deeply shock the representatives of the Inquisition who, over the century before the trial of Galileo embarked to chaplin the argosies of such wayward circumnavigators as Ferdinand Magellan (1519-1522), Garcia  Jofre  de Loaysa (1525-1536) and  Simon  de  Cordes (1598-1601).

Had the flat earth been the accepted wisdom of the church, those heretically returning  out of the dawn from the far side of the world after sailing into the sunset would have ended up on the rack, unless the Inquisition's familiars jumped ship in London to catch some plays at the Globe.

Friday, March 20, 2015

A NONE TOO BRIEF HISTORY OF CO2 SENSITIVITY ESTIMATES

AS CAN BE SEEN, STEVENS'  2015 ~ 1.3 C CO2 DOUBLING SENSITIVITY ESTIMATE IS BY NO MEANS THE LOWEST IN THE LITERATURE
HAT TIP TO BARTON LEVINSON FOR STARTING THE HISTORICAL CHART A DECADE AGO
 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

MOVING DOWN THE PUBLICATION FOOD CHAIN

GIVEN  THE BIZARRE THINGS WESTERN P-R HACKS 
 PUBLISH IN VANITY PRESS PSEUDOJOURNALS
 THE DISCOVERY OF  PAYOLA  SOFT MONEY RESEARCH FUNDING 
BY ORIENTAL EDITORS COMES AS NO SURPRISE

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Friday, March 6, 2015

DARK MONEY PARTICLE DISCOVERED AS K STREET IMPLODES

Washington, D.C.
The world of science was shocked yesterday by the tragic loss of famed University of Putra Adjunct Professor of Giant Clam studies 'Willie' Wei-Hock Soon, who vanished in the gravitational collapse of a Heartland Conference focus group into a relativistic Einstein ring.
Photo of U. of Putra Adjunct Prof. Soon taken seconds before the catastrophe 
The  implosion was  triggered  by  an  infall  of  dark money into the gravitational field of a table piled  high with press releases, driving the P-R hack's ironic mass  past the 'Pachauri Limit', and releasing a shower of  the internet quanta called  'Higgs Moncktons' or ' Blog Particles,' created when factoids propagate faster than the speed of light.
Last recorded image of Soon imploding into the spin zone

As Congressional leaders directed FEMA aid to the families of lobbyists missing in the catastrophe, string theorists said the exotic new particles must have  instantly decayed into indetectible  "Dark Money" antiphotons by  501c annihilation at the event horizon. 

"The collapse of the gravitas field suggests a Monckton to me" Heartland  Science Director & convicted EPA fraudster Jay Lehr PhD told Fox News. " If you want more on  the red ink shift and the breakdown of congressional supersymmetry, it's gonna cost you." 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

ZERO IN ON OCEAN TEMPERATURE WITH THE TISDALE BUCKET

ABSOLUT  TISDALE

Retired  amateur  geographer    eminent  climate bore  Bob  Tisdale  has reportedly  called  on  the  IPCC to  spare the world expense by  desisting  from  measurements  of  sea surface  temperature, which remain  controversial  because the standardization  efforts  begun  by America's  first  Oceanographer  of the  Navy some 150 years ago have been undone by shifts in the form and substance  of the buckets and  ditty bags mariners use to  collect water for  thermometry.

To avoid the controversy that seems to arise whenever temperature data pointing up are adduced in the Climate Wars, The IPCC should join with  the  Trustees  of the Commission on the Transatlantic Blue Riband, Viscount Monckton, Chairman, in  bowing to popular demand at the world's most viewed climate blog, and endorse the new model Tisdale Bucket as the universal means of surface water collection.

Constructed entirely of unsinkable ice, the 100% flotsam-free, grog soluble and unsurpassedly biodegradable New Model Tisdale Bucket may  be  harmlessly jettisoned, and is guaranteed to simplify data reduction by delivering uniform sea surface temperature readings of 0 C at all times in all climes, in all latitudes and sea states. 

Once the Absolute Tisdale Scale is adopted by UNEP, and 0 Celsius  recognized as the median temperature of the oceans by the ICSU, further economies may be realized by turning off marine refrigeration  and ending the wasteful practice of fishing vessels packing their catch in ice.

No  Secretaries or Oceanographers of the Navy were consulted in writing this post.which is not intended for purposes of navigation.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

If irony had mass, this press release would implode into a black hole


Humble Heartland protagonist Uriah  Heep  Willie Soon 
 addresses an 'umble Heartland Conference  
'umbly convened at the Mandalay Bay Casino
 on the humble Vegas Strip




BREAKING 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

THE PAUSE THAT OPPRESSES


Last week, lawyer Rud Istevan  rose to the defense of “Why models run hot, results from an irreducibly simple climate model”  by  Willie Soon  et.al which appeared in the Science Bulletin of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Istevan says it

" has created quite a kerfuffle. There was initial dismissal: it was claimed that Science Bulletin is an obscure journal with lax review standards, so the paper is no good. Bulletin turned out to be the Chinese equivalent of Science or Nature. "
In my view- and I have read the paper and examined the readership and impact stats on the journal, this is a frankly absurd characterization. 


Istvan's host Judith Curry asks:
” Have worse papers been published in prestige U.S/EU journals? 

And answers:"Yes.”
Which less recalls Sturgeon’s Iron Law of Scientific Publication:
“Ninety per cent of published papers are crap” 
Than  Minsky’s Corollary-- the famed computer scientist  replied to the science fiction writer:   ”So are 95% of the remainder.”
Still, science happens, and rigorous application of  Sturgeon's Law  to the most cited climate science papers of the present age, still produces a hefty pile of 21st century published Must Reads  from the thousands actively researching the field:

In startling contrast, those seriously contesting the state of the art in  climate science number only in the single digits, a statistic the best efforts  of a brigade of PR flacks has failed to change since the Black Friday in 2008  when a thousand dollar honorarium & all expenses paid failed to rally two dozen PhD's to the Rejectionist banner in New York. (Andy Revkin counted 20 at that inaugural Heartland Conference.)

At the skeptics present rate of  scholarly publication,  several  doublings of  CO2 may pass before they publish enough research to produce one article transcending Sturgeon's Law, and provocative enough to earn widespead citation by authors other than themselves-- something they have yet to achieve outside the comment columns of the blogosphere.

Forget the temperature doldrums- the real pause haunting  the Climate Wars is the lack of intellectually serious skeptical publications since Richard Lindzen retired.

The contrarians' failure to find a heavy hitter to replace him threatens their policy agenda far more than the leisurely pace of climate change threatens their culturally entrenched opponents.
If Istvan asks around China and Cambridge, he'll discover that what Soon's former boss observed in 2013 :
The Harvard-Smithsonian Center’s former director, Harvard astronomy professor Irwin Shapiro, said there was never any attempt to censor Soon’s views. Nor, he said, was Soon the subject of complaints or concern among the 300 scientists at the center.

“As far as I can tell,’’ said Shapiro, “no one pays any attention to him.’’
applies almost equally to  Science Bulletin.  


Because  however  worthy some of its offerings may be , Science Bulletin  is about as far-famed as Soon's real academic home-- he's an Adjunct Professor at the University of Putra in Buntulu, Malaysia.
 Patriotic Sarawakns may reckon Putra U  the Harvard of Borneo,  but if science citation metrics areanything to go by,  the Chinese equivalents of  Science and Nature are Science and Nature.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

What Time Does This Jihad Stop At The Next Armageddon?

            THE  CLASH  OF  CIVILIZATIONS  ISN'T  WHAT  IT  USED  TO  BE .

In the febrile view of some CFACT janissaries  the global War On Terror and the Climate Wars  blend into a sort of broadband Armageddon, with  ISIS pausing en route to the gates of Vienna to cheer the Warmist infidels storming the Coolist Caliphate of K Street.
 Witness Watts'  hallucinatory equation of climate modelers and headhunting Islamic ninjas:
And this haemorrhage in Canada's Financial Post :


Small  Minds  Don’t  Understand The  Importance 

Of Unorthodox Thinking To Science

  • Date: 01/03/15      Christopher Essex, Financial Post 
  • Beheading, war crimes, prison, death threats. Perhaps you think I’m talking about IS. No, it’s just the routine hyperbolic language of media climate activism and the minds of our cultural overlords
The whirling dervish behind these firmans is WUWT global cooling prognosticator David Archibald,  author of The Twilight of Abundance : Why Life in the 21st Century Will Be Nasty, Brutish, and Short,  who "covered  the theological  parallels." for The American Thinker  

To simplify the life of the mind, here in parallel are the guts of  two of his recent pieces there, merged into a panoramic view of  End Times strategic analysis by policy intellectuals in Heartland Land- all quotations guaranteed real: 

Studies In Comparative Theology: Hidden Imam Versus Hidden Heat                      By David Archibald   February 22,2015

"Two of the faiths trying to take over the world believe in hidden things. Of the two, Islam is the more venerable with its sacred texts over a thousand years old. Global warming’s faithful are still writing their sacred texts with adaptation to actual results -- that the world stopped warming neigh on a generation ago. 

The Twilight of Abundance   By David Archibald    April 12, 2014

"Baby boomers enjoyed the most benign period in human history… the climate warmed due to the highest level of solar activity for eight thousand years.  All those trends are now reversing. We are now in the twilight of that age of abundance. …In essence…There will be less fruit from the fruited plain and fewer amber waves of grain.

Hidden Imam
The Shi’ite strand of Islam believes in the Twelfth Imam, also known as the Hidden Imam and the Mahdi. The Hidden Imam is an historical figure born in 869 A.D. who disappeared in 941 A.D. His disappearance is referred to as the Occultation. Twelver Shi’ites believe that the Hidden Imam will appear, with Jesus Christ as his sidekick, to bring justice to the world. They also contend that they should hasten the return of the Hidden Imam by creating the proper conditions. This mainly involves slaughtering non-Moslems or forcing them to convert to Islam. 

It was also in 2011 that I was introduced to…the fact that Egypt imports half its food….a line of enquiry that became a lecture entitled “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

Jesus provides some crossover to the dominant Sunni brand of Islam which has re-established its caliphate in the Euphrates Valley. In this branch of the belief system, the caliphate will win a battle in the town of Dabiq in northern Syria and then goes on to sack Istanbul. An anti-Messiah, known in Muslim apocalyptic literature as Dajjal, will come from the Khorasan region of eastern Iran and kill a vast number of the caliphate’s fighters, until just 5,000 remain, cornered in Jerusalem. Just as Dajjal prepares to finish them off, Jesus -- the second-most-revered prophet in Islam -- will return to Earth, spear Dajjal, and lead the Muslims to victory.


Who are those four horsemen?  A severe, solar-driven cooling is one.  we are going back to the climate of the early 19th… growing conditions will move three hundred miles south from their current position.  The United States will be producing twenty percent less grain by 2030…The second horseman is…population collapse will take the Middle East back to the population levels of the Napoleonic era…The third horseman is our energy supply, Soon oil production will tip into decline and the price rise will resume and accelerate … to maintain a high level of civilisation …The fourth horseman is the Pakistani nuclear bomb program…

Hidden Heat
Rational people abandon ideas when facts prove them wrong, as per John Maynard Keynes...Unfortunately...to avoid the mental distress of cognitive dissonance, warmers have to believe that the absence of the heat that their climate models have predicted is due to that heat being “hidden”. 

The high priests of the warmers have told their faithful that …the hidden heat will eventually come out of wherever it is hiding with a rush, making conditions far more dire than they had previously predicted. 

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse come from the Book of Revelation, the last chapter of the Bible… also warns of another beast with these words:
And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
What has seven heads?  The Standing Committee of the Chinese Communist Party.  In 2012, the number of members of that committee was reduced from nine to seven, no doubt to properly align with Biblical prophecy.

Discussion
Unfortunately we live on the same planet as a couple of apocalyptic cults which find the existence of non-believers an affront to their particular belief system. One cult fantasises about executing non-believers, the other does it in imaginative ways. Both cults need to believe in hidden things. Both are best avoided."

And what is the seven-headed dragon going to do to disturb the peace of the world?  They are going to invade Japanese territory 
We…should be boycotting China and... the funding of the Chinese war machine... To be completely morally virtuous, you will have to make the effort required to make sure that nothing of Chinese origin ever enters your possession. "



David Archibald, a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C., He is also the founder of the website www.boycott-china.net