Friday, December 15, 2017

NEW  TRUMP NATIONAL  CLIMATE  MONUMENT & CASINO TO
     CELEBRATE  CENTURY  OF  HOT  TIMES  IN  THE  ARCTIC

Presidential decree hails late First Grandpa as founder of 
The Best Little Weather Station In White Horse

Heartland Institute & Center for CO2 Science palaeoclimatologists say the CAGW global warming hoax arose not from sound science, but  thermometer readings  taken in  this steamy district  after  Fred Trump  departed to invest his Arctic proceeds in Queens real estate.
As with Washington's outstanding new Trump Hotel, the service and cuisine of this pioneering establishment drew mixed reviews:


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

CAN  BITCOIN  WARMING  BEAT BACK THE ICE APOCALYPSE?

IT  TOOK  GRIST'  JUST  TWO  WEEKS TO PROGRESS
  FROM  WARNING  OF " DOOMSDAY GLACIERS"  
TO  EXPLAINING THAT  
BITCOIN  MEANS  THE  HEAT  DEATH  OF  THE  UNIVERSE:

INCOMPARABLY INNUMERATE  DOOMSDAY  COLUMNIST ERIC HOLTHAUS REPORTS:
" Today, each  bitcoin  transaction requires  the same  amount  of  energy used  to  power  nine homes  in  the U.S.  for  one  day.   And  miners are constantly  installing  more  and  faster computers. Already, the aggregate computing power of the bitcoin network isnearly 100,000 times larger than the world’s 500 fastest supercomputers combined.
The total energy use of this web of hardware is huge — an estimated 31 terawatt-hours per year. More than 150 individual countries in the world consume less energy annually. And that power-hungry network is currently increasing its energy use every day by about 450 gigawatt-hours, roughly the same amount of electricity the entire country of Haiti uses in a year.
That sort of electricity use is pulling energy from grids all over the world, where it could be charging electric vehicles and powering homes, to bitcoin-mining farms. In Venezuela, where rampant hyperinflation and subsidized electricity has led to a boom in bitcoin mining, rogue operations are now occasionally causing blackoutsacross the country. The world’s largest bitcoin mines are in China, where they siphon energy from huge hydroelectric dams, some of the cheapest sources of carbon-free energy in the world. One enterprising Tesla owner even attempted to rig up a mining operation in his car, to make use of free electricity at a public charging station.
In just a few months from now, at bitcoin’s current growth rate, the electricity demanded by the cryptocurrency network will start to outstrip what’s available, requiring new energy-generating plants. And with the climate conscious racing to replace fossil fuel-base plants with renewable energy sources, new stress on the grid means more facilities using dirty technologies. By July 2019, the bitcoin network will require more electricity than the entire United States currently uses. By February 2020, it will use as much electricity as the entire world does today."

REALLY ?  RUNNING  THE ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING NUMBERS  REVEALS    
 BITCOIN MINING  ENERGY DEMAND  IS  <100  MEGAWATTS  GLOBALLY :
 A FEW  % OF THE OUTPUT OF ONE  MAJOR POWER STATION 

Monday, November 27, 2017

WHITE HOUSE  SCIENCE OFFICE TO BECOME  CAJUN CABARET

THE  LOSS  OF 11 OSTP  NOMINEES  IN A TRAGIC  CADDYING ACCIDENT AT  THE 18TH  HOLE QUICKSAND  HAZARD  ON  THE  TRUMP  NATIONAL GOLF  COURSE HAS COMPELLED THE ADMINISTRATION TO EMBRACE  THIS WUWT ANALYSIS:
OSTP WILL JOIN THE WHITE HOUSE MESS AS 
A  NEW  EXECUTIVE MANSION  ZYDECO  HOT SPOT

THE  LAISSEZ FAIRE BON TEMPS POULEZ CAFE'

CHICK-fil-A   PAN-FRIED  IN  ORGANIC  LOUISIANA  CRUDE OIL,  
SERVED  HOOTERS-STYLE  BY  A  BEVVY OF JUDGE MOORE  SURVIVORS  FROM  BILOXI & MOBILE 
FREE POPCORN SHRIMP  DURING  PRESIDENTIAL  PRESS  CONFERENCES



              IT  DEPENDS  ON  THE  COLOR  OF  YOUR  IGLOO

WATTS  SIDEKICK COPS PLEA ON  2nd  LAW OF  THERMODYNAMICS
Eschenbach's belated ( it has taken more than a decade ) defection to the winning side in the thermodynamics wars may be related less to the Sky Dragon die off than advances in computer  graphics in undergraduate physics teaching  that have rendered the undeniable too obvious to deny: 


Unless you're a Watts fan who views the First Law as Fake News
and embaces Eschenbach's Law of Radiative Equilibrium:
" If there is a block of wood between you and a block of ice, if you remove the wood, you’ll get colder because you will be absorbing less radiation from the ice than you were from the wood. You no longer have the wood to shield you from the ice."

Friday, November 17, 2017

                CLIMATE  ART   SETS  NEW  AUCTION   RECORD


BIG COAL'S  BID  TO GIVE  THE  WHITE  HOUSE  THIS LOUCHE  LEONARDO
HAS BEEN GAZUMPED BY  THE OPENING OF
 A BRANCH OF THE LOUVRE ON THE LEFT BANK OF THE PERSIAN GULF
THE  MORE  THAN  SLIGHTLY  REPAINTED  OLD MASTER IS ALREADY
ON ITS WAY 

Friday, November 10, 2017

  DID  TRUMP  EVER  ACTUALLY  SEE  THIS GRIFTER'S  PITCH?

  HEARTLAND  INSTITUTE  'SCIENCE  DIRECTOR'  
"I  WILL  SAY  CARBON DIOXIDE  HAS  NO  IMPACT  ON THE  TEMPERATURE  OF  THE PLANET... NONE.
PRESIDENT  TRUMP HAS CALLED GLOBAL WARMING  A  HOAX 
WHAT HE  WANTED WAS  THE  TECHNICAL  SUPPORT   FOR  HIS  POSITION  THAT   IT   IS  A  HOAX...
 WE  HAVE  NOTHING  TO  DO WITH   CLIMATE.
THE  ARROGANCE OF  BELIEVING  THAT  WE  HAVE  
AN  IMPACT ON THE  CLIMATE  OF  THIS PLANET  IS  ABSURD."

Sunday, October 22, 2017

HE USED TO SWIM WITH SHARKS, NOW HE JUST JUMPS THEM


Thanks to Breitbart's vigilant  fact-checkers,  the pesky things rarely outcrop in the work of: 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

      THE  POLITICAL  ENTOMOLOGY   OF  CLIMATE CHANGE

The nondescript Venezuelan Poodle Moth            The  Flannel Moth pussy caterpillar, Megalopyge opercularis 
The  probable  failure of  some of  President Trump's  EPA and DOE nominees to secure  confirmation  by the Senate raises an interesting structural civics question: once an adminstration runs out of nominees from the bottom of the  pork barrel where can it turn  for yet more political cannon fodder?

The answer may  be that Capitol Hill time-servers seldom reject nominees who strongly resemble those in high office, which in President Trump's  case, makes for a very short list/
It can only be extended beyond Alec Baldwin by turning to the biodiversity of tropical wetlands beyond the fever swamps of the Potomac.

Besides its uncanny phenotypic resemblence to Vice President Pence, the Venezuelan  Poodle  Moth is easily captured, as it is irresistably drawn to tiki torches. As is a MAGA  hat-worthy Megalopygid called the Flannel Moth  Pussy Caterpillar which is the spitting image of our  Chief Executive's hair :


Both  of  these  tropical species  are  marching North  towards the District of Columbia in lock step with rising global temperatures, and may be expected to follow in the footsteps of the prickly pear cacti that colonized NewYork Harbor in the 1950's. Once there, they will soon be enfranchised to vote for Mayor de Blasio like all the other immigrants before them. It but remains for the Senate to prepare for that contingency by appointing these remarkable creatures as Acting Deputy Assistant Undersecretaries  before their relatives arrive.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

               CLIMATE OF FEAR AT THE NEW YORK TIMES

This Hot Lead Type Headlined The New York Times

Raymond_henry_1_2The ghastly shootings in Las Vegas  have  driven New York Times  columnist Bret Stephens to op-ed overkill in calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment of the Constitution:

"The idea that an armed citizenry is the ultimate check on the ambitions and encroachments of government power is curious," he writes. "The Whiskey Rebellion of the 1790s, the New York draft riots of 1863, the coal miners' rebellion of 1921, the Brink's robbery of 1981—does any serious conservative think of these as great moments in Second Amendment activism?"

While Stephens freedom of opinion is guaranteed by the First Amendment, he has no right to  rewrite the  Times own history. A century and a half  ago, the paper  reported on the  Civil War Draft Riots raging on its doorstep even as the none too distant thunder of  Confederate guns was heard in Washington D.C.
Reader response to the  Times Editorial Page peaked in 1864, when a gun-toting mob set out to lynch the Editor, for  a reason some present subscribers might approbate: Henry J. Raymond was Chairman of the Republican National Committee.

It did not signify that the Times  supported Abe Lincoln. What made the mob howl was bloodthirsty editorials by  competitors like Horace Greeley of The New Yorker. But when armed thugs marched up Broadway to sack the New-York Times offices, they found the Editor  waiting for them. 

Having  stood  beside  Yankee  General  McClellan  on  the battlefields of Virginia, Henry Raymond was quite prepared to defend the freedom of the press in New York.
Gat1865_2New-York Times Editor Raymond put himself on the firing line by deploying a brace of Gatling guns, one in the newsroom window, and another in the front entrance, " commanding Park Row to the north," and the fully automatic weapons' debut well and truly detered the gangs of New York.
When Raymond died in 1867, the paper went to press "in full mourning"  with a front page edged in black.  It is sad to see a newsroom where the Second Amendment insured the defense of the First in 1864 plead the Fifth when called upon to remember its own history.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

    46  THOUSAND  GUN SALUTE WELCOMES HURRICANE IRMA

 YOU  CAN TELL IT'S  THE HURRICANE SEASON  WHEN  BREITBART  RNCOURAGES READERS TO SHOOT THEM:
Florida gun owners encouraged to 
'shoot the storm' and fire their guns at Hurricane Irma





A Florida man who suggested shooting guns at Hurricane Irma out of "stress and boredom" has found that his idea has captured peoples' imaginations - with over 46,000 signing up to join in.
Hurricane Irma is due to hit Florida on Saturday, and the state is currently experiencing the largest ever mass evacuation due to a hurricane in American history.
But Ryon Edwards, 22, came up with a novel way of amusing himself during the storm: firing bullets into it.
He started a Facebook "event", and as of Friday evening 46,000 people say they are interested.
"A combination of stress and boredom made me start the event," he told the BBC.
"The response is a complete and total surprise to me.
"I never envisioned this event becoming some kind of crazy idea larger than myself. It has become something a little out of my control."

















Monday, September 4, 2017

                DON'T  CRY  FOR  ME,  MAR  DEL  LAGO

THE PALM BEACH POST  REPORTS A STATE OF EMERGENCY AS HURRICANE IRMA'S  MODELED TRACK HEADS FOR FLORIDA, PUTTING THIS  SEA LEVEL STRUCTURE AT RISK OF 100 KNOT WINDS AND A TWO STORY STORM SURGE
AS   NOT ENOUGH   TIME REMAINS TO  ENVELOP  THE  WATERFRONT PROPERTY  WITH A PROTOTYPE SECTION OF  BORDER  WALL, POLITICALLY ASTUTE GEOENGINEERS SHOULD SEND  EPA ADMINISTRATOR PRUITT THEIR  CUNNING  PLANS  TO DIVERT  THE STORM FROM  THE WINTER WHITE HOUSE, WHILE SPARING MORE  VITAL  NATIONAL  INSTITUTIONS,  LIKE  THE BREAKERS,  THE BATH & TENNIS CLUB, AND
  THE WEST WING'S NEAREST FLORIDA RELATIONS, MONKEY JUNGLE AND RUSH LIMBAUGH'S HOT TUB


UPDATE  :  REUTERS AGREES --


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

THE CURSE OF BREITBART ?  GeoResJ    TO  CEASE  PUBLICATION

Those seeking "No" as an answer to dumb questions about climate change have long loved  Watts Up With That  for the gibberings of amateur statisticians, high amperage hypocrisy from K-Street shills, and the sustained hilarity of Watts' dividing science editing between an  Oklahoman  CO2  well driller, and a  building  contractor  in the Solomon Islands. For the past few years, it's faced competition in the Spin  Zone  from   Pay- For- Play blogs  open  access  journals  like GeoResJ,  featuring  ordinarily  unpublishable  items such as:

The application of machine learning for evaluating anthropogenic versus natural climate change

Time-series profiles derived from temperature proxies such as tree rings can provide information about past climate. Signal analysis was undertaken of six such datasets, and the resulting component sine waves used as input to an artificial neural network (ANN), a form of machine learning. By optimizing spectral features of the component sine waves, such as periodicity, amplitude and phase, the original temperature profiles were approximately simulated for the late Holocene period to 1830 CE. The ANN models were then used to generate projections of temperatures through the 20th century. The largest deviation between the ANN projections and measured temperatures for six geographically distinct regions was approximately 0.2 °C, and from this an Equilibrium Climate Sensitivity (ECS) of approximately 0.6 °C was estimated. This is considerably less than estimates from General Circulation Models (GCMs) used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and similar to estimates from spectroscopic methods.
While Breitbart's clueless climate science  guru  thinks  Abbot  & Mahrosy's  fueilleton  packs the biggest bang since the  runaway H-bomb that vaporised Elugulab, the  scientific  response  to  their theory  has  been underwhelming:
"This is basically nonsense." 

How  basic?

So basic  that   GeoResJ 's  staid scientific publisher, Elsevier, has decided to ditch the journal for good:

"GeoResJ  will  be  discontinued  from January 2018 and is closed to new submissions... 

Authors wishing to find alternative journals to publish in may wish to use the Elsevier Journal Finder tool."

Neither Terminauthor is a climate modeler. Boh have long worked at the soft coal fired Institute of Public Affairs , which besides novel climate scince ideas, offers  informative books on cat palmistry. Abbot got his PhD "in association with the Pulp and Paper Research Institute of Canada." and has engaged  in basic research associated with the refining of crude oil, working at the Caltex oil refinery in Brisbane" while full time publicist & part time  water chemist Maharosy has worked with him defending their patrons against a string of agricultural runoff lawsuits


Friday, April 14, 2017

WHO  DID  YOU  SAY  STARTED  THIS MARCHING  BUSINESS?



SOME GROUPS HAVE BEEN MARCHING ON THE CAPITOL FOR HALF A CENTURY
Science for the People is a left-wing organization that emerged from the antiwar culture of the United States in the 1970s. There have been various attempts to revive the group in different forms, including one effort in 2002 and another that has emerged since 2014.
... Science for the People generated much controversy in the 1970s for the radical tactics of some of its members. Herb Fox, one of its founding members, wrote:
I was a founder in 1969-70 of Science for the People. It originated in the coming together of the then one-year-old Scientists and Engineers for Social and Political Action (SESPA) and a group of Harvard and MIT students who had been invited to participate in a session of the AAAS annual meeting. SESPA itself was formed in the aftermath of a struggle... to get the APS to take a stand against the Vietnam war....The first issue of Science for the People (1970) was produced and edited by me with a comrade who is now my wife.


Subsequent issues were produced by ever changing editorial collectives. Over its first few years SFP ...became an outlet for critical discussion of the misuse of science. In the process it became identified with well-known critical academic scientists such as Stephen Jay Gould and Richard Lewontin. 
Three-Day Conference Exploring Progressive Legacy of   ‘Science for the People’   Starts  April  11  2014


AMHERST, Mass. – 

 Social Thought and Political Economy (STPEC) program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will bring together members of Science for the People (SftP) from the 1970s and 1980s as part of a April 11-13 conference on the history of the organization and its approach to enduring questions of power, ideology and democracy in science.
The conference, “Science for the People: The 1970s and Today” is being held all weekend at locations throughout the campus. ...  With a Marxist analysis and non-hierarchical governing structure, SftP tackled the militarization of scientific research and the corporate control of research agendas. Its members opposed racism, sexism, and classism in science and sought to mobilize people working in scientific fields to become active in agitating....
STPEC director Sigrid Schmalzer noted ...
“For more than 40 years, our program has provided undergraduates at UMass Amherst with opportunities for interdisciplinary investigation of social, political, and economic power structures, and for active engagement on campus and in the community,” she said. “...
Conference events will include a keynote lecture by John Vandermeer, a founding member of SftP and currently distinguished professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Michigan; plenary panels on the significance of Science for the People, featuring former SftP members, historians, and sociologists; and issue-oriented panels on the militarization of science, food and agriculture, climate change and energy policy, women and science, myths of race and gender, science and ideology, ...
The closing plenary, “Science for the People 2.0,” will include a presentation by UC Berkeley scientist Ignacio Chapela. Chapela is a leader in the fight against the agricultural use of genetically modified organisms 
                                              Earth Day - April 22, 2017 

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