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."

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

                   I  HAVE A  BAD  FEELING  ABOUT  THIS

Two elongated  reddish objects of  > 100 meter Radius & >10 To 1 Axis Ratio  
The upper is  described  in the current issue of Nature:
Letter | Accelerated Article Preview
The lower was sunk  by the British Navy in the Denmark Strait 

A brief visit from a red and extremely elongated interstellar asteroid

WUWTs take on it matches the eccenticity of its hyperbolic orbit-

'Light-curve observations indicate that the object has an extreme oblong shape, with a 10:1 axis ratio and a mean radius of 102±4 m,'
'Since its discovery ‘Oumuamua has faded from view. The object’s rapidly increasing distance from the Earth and Sun now makes it too faint to be studied by even the largest telescopes.
“Needless to say, we dropped everything so we could quickly point the Gemini telescopes at this object immediately after its discovery,” said Gemini Director Laura Ferrarese who coordinated the Gemini South observations for Meech’s group.
“What we found was a rapidly rotating object, at least the size of a football field, that changed in brightness quite dramatically,” according to Meech. “This change in brightness hints that ‘Oumuamua could be more than 10 times longer than it is wide – something which has never been seen in our own Solar System,” according to Meech.

‘Oumuamua shares similarities with small objects in the outer Solar System, especially the distant worlds of the Kuiper Belt – a region of rocky, frigid worlds far beyond Neptune. “While study of ‘Oumuamua’s colors shows that this body shares characteristics with both Kuiper Belt objects and organic-rich comets and trojan asteroids,” says Meech, “its orbital path says it comes from far beyond.”

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."

Saturday, October 28, 2017

                                   A  BLAST  FROM  THE  BAST

HEARTLAND'S LEAKED  RED TEAM   PLAYBOOK HAS BEEN 
PARROTED BY  BREITBART, WATTS, PRUITT AND PERRY

WILL  THE  REAL  TROGLODYTE  PLEASE  STAND  UP ?
  EMPHASIS ADDED IN BOLD:
From: Joseph Bast
 Thursday, October 12, 2017 1:31 PM 
Subject: Follow-up on second Red  Team briefing

Friends, On September 28, The Heartland Institute hosted a meeting of about 40 climate scientists, economists, lawyers, and other experts to discuss the possible creation by the Trump administration of a Red Team – Blue Team exercise on climate change…Here are my thoughts about the meeting…

 * EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s proposal for a Red Team-Blue Team exercise is vague, probably would not be effective, and is unlikely to come about
.
 More likely to occur is a similar exercise directed by… (NASA, NOAA, or OSTP) with more interest than Pruitt has shown in the scientific debate…

 It could be a presidential commission, ala the President’s Council on Bioethics, which enabled Bush II to pivot away from Clinton’s pro-abortion stem cell research agenda. 

* David Schnare described how policy can be changed from “inside the swamp” via seven “legal points of entry” such as legal challenges under the Information Quality Act and violations of peer review. 

Former Congr. Tim Huelskamp said that the debate is “political and not scientific,” and that Congressmen, administration officials, and Trump himself are making decisions based on what their campaign donors …are telling them…  Schanre and Huelskamp both were saying the scientific debate matters less than most people in the room were willing to admit. 

* David Legates offered two iconic graphs to compete with the Hockey Stick: the first showing plant productivity and crop yields RISE in the presence of higher CO2 and warmer... the second showing how computer models “run hot” and so fail to match observations… is from [The Cato Institute]  https://object.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/pubs/pdf/commentsnhtsapjm.pdf. 

* Harry MacDougald explained why judges often reject science arguments, preferring to rule on procedural matters rather than substantive matters, and so lawyers often avoid science arguments in court. Harry believes our science arguments... must be included in litigation to overcome the initial presumption held by many judges that the science is settled and EPA and other regulators are “doing the right thing.” 

* Jim Lakely… stressed that surveys show we are winning the public opinion battle, since most Americans don’t believe global warming is a problem…The best messages are positive: CO2 increases crop yields, the earth is greening. 

*To effectively market our ideaswe should…

* be briefing news reporters and news readers at Fox News. 
* reach the President by tweeting on the issue. 
* hold more congressional hearings…

* turn debate from referring to median temperatures to high temperatures, which show no trend. 
* find independent funding for Roy Spencer, David Schnare, Willie Soon, Craig Idso, David Legates, etc.

* push Pruitt to start a proceeding for reconsideration of the Endangerment Finding… he won’t do it without pressure.

* we need to be able to say “EPA is reconsidering whether CO2 is a pollutant.” 

* use the White House Petition process – 100,000 signatures and the administration will issue a statement on why it isn’t reconsidering the Endangerment Finding.

* ... respond  to  the  [National Academy of Science]  Climate Science Special Report

* conduct a new survey of scientists to refute the 97% consensus claims. 

* sue a company for not increasing CO2 emissions, force a court to consider the evidence on CO2 benefits…

* never use the phrases “windmill farms,” “all of the above,” “carbon pollution,” “social cost of carbon,” or “air pollution.” 


* emphasize that we are pro-science and pro-environment… and the other side is not...

*...reform, or replace the National Academy of Sciences, the source of much pseudoscience. 

* stop funding “more research” 

*…mention John Beal every chance we get… wasn’t he responsible for the Endangerment Finding? Is he still in jail? 

* ...tell EPA to tell the courts… CO2 may be a net benefit.”...

* thinking we can forecast anything 100, 200, and even 300 years into the future is pure lunacy… 

90% of global warming alarmists sincerely believe man-made CO2 is causing a climate catastrophe,  but the 10% who are the loudest ... pretending to be referees, “progressives” (socialists or communists)  pretendng to be scientists, reporters, and experts...  needs to be outed and desmocked… without offending the remaining 90%, who are just deluded. 

* Many people said “we need a PR plan” or a “single strategy,” otherwise we will continue to lose the battle with AGW alarmists. I observed that ... Heartland, CEI, Cato, Heritage, and other groups have done a poor job communicating their STRATEGIES to people in the room. More transparency is needed. 

We tend to hide, or at least not advertise, our playbooks for fear the other side will use them… But we ought to find a way to communicate our plans to our friends. 

 Thank you all once again for attending…I hope to see some of you in Houston on November 9 ... Diane and I hope to show up on your doorstep asking to spend a night or two on your living room couch. 

Joe 

Joseph Bast Chief Executive Officer The Heartland Institute 3939 N. Wilke Road Arlington Heights, IL 60004  

WHOLE THING HERE:
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4112082-Joe-Bast-Email.html#document/p1 

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.

Monday, October 2, 2017

                   FEAR  AND  LOATHING IN MANDALAY BAY

The  carnage in  Las Vegas  cannot  surprise  James  Delingpole.  In 2014 the Breitbart hack served as MC,  as some  of  the world's best paid  excoriators of  climate science  gathered  at  the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino to witness the climax of the Heartland  Institute's 6th International Climate Conference-- Dominionist  theologian Calvin Beisner Th.D.  anointing  Dr. Roy Spencer  as the  year's
Reverend Beisner is the  intelligence behind the design of the Cornwall Alliance, which he created in 2006, to preach that 
'Earth and its ecosystems– created by God's intelligent design and infinite power and sustained by His faithful providence – are robust, resilient, self-regulating, and self-correcting, admirably suited for human flourishing, and displaying His glory. Earth's climate system is no exception.' 
Whatever He had in mind when creating Vegas's Hellish climate has yet to be revealed to the faithful.


The  venue inspired Delingpole to pen this prescient riff :
"You can only survive Vegas if you learn to love it-- and to do that you must first sell it your soul... The reason I was there was to cover two conferences: first the
... by  day, I  interviewed... At  night,  I got totally wasted and had adventures.
What ever was he smoking?
My favourite was a trip to the Strip, the low-rent  end  of Vegas, where the clientele is poorer and trashier and the whores skankier... The tackier  the  better ,  really , because the more depraved and messed up everyone else looks, the less discomfited you are by your own growing squalor ...
Stage a conference of libertarians, pot-legalisers, gun nuts and gold bugs in a city of booze, whores, gambling and semi-automatics: What could possibly go wrong?"

Update: 
Delingpole  goes wrong again, this time with Harry Potter. 

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