Saturday, September 30, 2017

                NOT ANOTHER BAD HAT  :  LE  CHAPEAU  MOPGA

FRANCE'S PRESIDENT RAISES THE EXISTENTIAL  STAKES 
IN  THE  CLIMATE  WARS  BY  THREATENING  TO  
UNLEASH  MOPGA HATS UPON THE WORLD

"  Le changement climatique est l’un des plus grands défis de notre temps. Il change déjà nos vies quotidiennes, à l‘échelle mondiale. Chacun d’entre nous est impacté.  Et si nous ne faisons rien, nos enfants  vont connaître  un monde de migrations, de  guerres, et  de  pénuries. Peu importe où nous vivons, nous partageons la même responsabilité: Make our planet great again! "
-- Emmanuel Macron
MACRON'S  HOMAGE  TO THE MAGA HAT MAKES  ONE  WONDER  WHERE PRESIDENT TRUMP GOT THE IDEA?




                MAY THE FORCE X FROM OUTER SPACE BE WITH YOU

New Jo Nova Science 23: 

Four mysteries and The Force-X Hypothesis


Is Force X two different forces? 
The Sun could influence Earths climate through magnetic fields, solar particle flows, or spectral changes. | Image: ESA
There are two key clues, almost contradicting each other, which we must solve to figure out what Force X is.
How do we explain that mysterious pattern — ... David calculates that to “notch” out the extra sunlight would only take an increase in clouds of 0.05%. It’s too small to detect.
As usual, electrical engineers will be most at home with David’s analysis. Force D works like a low pass filter and notching occurs in every Western electrical system, both of which are bread and butter stuff for electrical engineers. Come with us on another step towards figuring out the system…  — Jo
David Evans 
I am writing a book on this at the moment, aimed at my arts graduate mother, and within the grasp of most politicians and journalists, with no equations and lots of pretty pictures.
UPDATE: Not that James [Delingpole] isn’t supportive of our efforts on the science front. On the contrary, he wrote two rather nice articles on the Cool Futures Hedge Fund (see also here), which the head of the Lord Monckton Foundation set up to take financial advantage of the cluelessness of the warmists and the upcoming collapse of their intellectual and financial world, based on our efforts:

I’m putting my money where my mouth is and betting against climate change
World’s First Anti-Global-Warming Hedge Fund Sticks It To The Greenies

 FAKE  NEWS  OF THE DAY:  DELINGPOLE  MEETS  HIS  MATCH


THIS DEMOLITION BEGINS 35 MINUTES INTO THIS BBC PROGRAMME:


Friday, September 29, 2017

                     THANKFULLY, ALL  18  OF  HIS  GUARDS  CAN  SWIM


MATT ISN'T  REALLY A  COAL BARON, HE'S A  COAL VISCOUNT

Since William F. Buckley's demise National Review has moved ever further away from the conservative center it claims to hold by adding to the political polarization of science rather than redressing it
What  sort  of  editor  relies on the energy policy advice of a  science writer  without bothering to weigh his  views  against  the literally millions  of  tons  of  coal  that have  provided  his family fortune for  five  generations or more ? 

Viscount Ridley's Northumbrian  estates span some of the most productive coal seams in the UK.

And willful indifference to fail to state where NR writers are coming from as well:

 THE CORNER 
National Review 
Matt Ridley: Climate Change’s Rational Optimist
 by JULIE KELLY September 28, 2017 4:00 AM 
 The irrational pessimists leading the international climate-change crusade consider Ridley a heretic. He calls himself a “lukewarmer” on climate change. The author of several scientific books — including The Rational Optimist, his paean about how human grit and ingenuity have historically prevailed over a harsh natural world — Ridley acknowledges that the greenhouse-gas effect is real and humans have caused most of the warming over the past 50 years: “I just don’t think it will ever get dangerous, and if it does, by that time, we will have had plenty of time to adapt to it with new technologies,” he told me from his home in northern England. 


While most reasonable people would agree with his logical and hopeful approach to potential global catastrophe, the irrational pessimists leading the international climate-change crusade consider it heresy. Many have smeared Viscount Ridley, who is also a Conservative-party member of the House of Lords, as a climate “denier” and targeted him for professional destruction. “I’ve written about many controversial issues during my career,” Ridley said. “Never, have I ever experienced anything like what happens when you write about climate, which is a systematic and organized attempt to blacken your name rather than your arguments, and to try to pressure any outlet that publishes me into not publishing me any more.”  
A group of activists and scientists is urging the Times (U.K.) to stop publishing a regular column authored by Ridley because his views often challenge the climate tribe’s reigning dogma. Fortunately, none of this seems to have dampened Ridley’s good humor or self-effacing manner. Quite to the contrary: This rational optimist is now talking about the benefits of rising carbon dioxide emissions. 
In a speech last year at the Royal Society of London, Ridley presented the evidence on global greening, which is the spread of green vegetation around the world over the past 30 years. It is called the “CO2 fertilization effect” ... 
Climate scientists, environmentalists, and politicians here and abroad could use a healthy dose of that kind of rational optimism. Instead, they will no doubt continue their scare tactics, push their unattainable and punitive zero-emissions goal, and bully any “denier” who doesn’t capitulate to their political agenda. Too bad we don’t have more Matt Ridleys on this side of the Atlantic.     

READ MORE:     Climate-Change Activists are the Real Science Deniers     The Religion of Climate Change     Climate McCarthyism

— Julie Kelly is a writer from Orland Park, Ill. 



Thursday, September 28, 2017

           TOSS  ANOTHER  TON  OF  COAL  ON  THE  BARBIE

Finding her catastrophic global cooling hedge fund undersubscribed, Jo Nova  advertises  an   advertisement  for the next  Ice Age, calling on  Australia to build 1,200 new coal-fired power plants:

Advert in The Australian describes what real climate change looks like

An advert today describes the real climate change we should afraid of, discusses how past CO2 levels did not cause dangerous global warming, and extra CO2 has a smaller and smaller effect, then connects failed climate models with rising electricity bills.


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

            THEY  DON'T  MAKE  REALITY  LIKE THEY USED TO

PR Artiste  Tony Heller, long fraudulently known as Steve Goddard,  has opened the door to an alternative reality under the rubric Real Climate Science. He outlines this brave new world thus-
Unfortunately,  the content of Tony's new dimension less recalls the twilight zone than that of  the 1970's  TV show That's Incredible , which vanished from prime time  when it dawned on the audience that its offerings fell into two broad epistemic categories, That's Mildly Interesting,  and  That's Not True.

IF TRUMP  FIRES  PRUITT,  WILL HAWKING  GET HIS  EPA JOB ?

MOVING  TO  REALITY  TELEVISION  FROM  THE  LUCASIAN CHAIR  IN MATHEMATICS  AT  TRINITY COLLEGE  CAMBRIDGE, STEPHEN HAWKING HAS CALLED ON PRESIDENT TRUMP  TO  FIRE   OIL  PATCH  AMBULANCE  CHASER   EPA  ADMINISTRATOR   PRUITT, ALREADY  IN  THE  DOG HOUSE  FOR  HAVING CHARTERED A COLORADO  JET TO  RETURN TO THE SWAMP  TO WORK ON A LEANER, MEANER, ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

   HOW  DO  YOU  SAY  'DOUBLESPEAK'  IN  CANADIAN ?

Climate skeptic: ‘Big Brother watched me’


“BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU.”
This slogan appeared on posters of the Party leader in the dystopian society of George Orwell’s 1984.
In Orwell’s book, Winston Smith, a Ministry of Truth “history re-writer,” quietly rebelled against this oppression, secretly starting a diary expressing forbidden thoughts...
As head of the International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC), I have been feeling a bit like Smith these days.
In December, 2015 while in Paris attending counter conferences to the United Nations’ climate meetings, 
Paris 2015: is that a check in Tom's hand ? - ICSC received $45,000 from the Heartland Institute in 2007 alone
I learned the environmental organization Ecojustice had registered a complaint with the Competition Bureau on behalf of six prominent Canadians against ICSC, Friends of Science, and the Heartland Institute.
WUWT  seems  a mighty odd place  to  denounce Big Brother  -- Watts' staff of  permanent censors have long  suppressed comments by climate scientists, and Big Brother Watts' Ministry of Truthiness  introduced a  climate blogging first four years ago:


Calling blacklisting whitelisting may seem Orwellian to oldthinkers, but
James 
'It's not my job to sit down and read peer reviewed papers' Delingpole 
finds the bellyfeel of  Wattsspeak doubleplus good--

  "Then, of course, there is the great Anthony Watts – founder of the most widely read and important sceptical website of the lot... I owe Wattsy an enormous amount...

Ultimately, it seems to me, that the war we're fighting concerns the battle between openness, honesty, truth, liberty and freedom of expression on the one hand, and corrupt, dishonest, bullying authoritarianism on the other. 
What's particularly valuable about Watts Up With That? is ... Anyone is welcome to contribute to the debate," Daily Telegraph  11 April 2013

AS  A FRIEND OF SCIENCE , TOM REALLY OUGHT TO ASK  DELINGPOLE  WHY  HE'S FOLLOWED WATTS' ORWELLIAN LEAD IN  BANNING SCIENTISTS  COMMENTS ON HIS BREITBART COLUMNS 

Monday, September 25, 2017

 THEY  ALSO  PUBLISHED   FRED SINGER'S LAST 300 OPEDS


Oops! Climate Cultist Destroys Own Position  

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has been doing the leftist media interview circuit recently, pressing his peculiar thesis that professional (i.e., paid) scientists are a superior class of humans whose conclusions are intrinsically beyond reproach and must therefore be accepted blindly by unscientific lunks like you.
In each of these interviews, a non-climate scientist asks a series of predetermined questions designed to elicit rehearsed responses from the non-climate scientist Tyson, the upshot of which is that ... people who question man-made global warming are anti-scientific fools driven by irrational agendas; 
Daren Jonescu writes about politics, philosophy, education, and the decline of civilization at http://darenjonescu.com.

Even deeper thoughts soon surfaced  in its wake:





Saturday, September 23, 2017

                                         THE  FARCE  AWAKENS


 In the Climate Wars, Every  God Emperor  Needs  A God-Fearing  Science Advisor
The runner-up was Jar Jar Binks  

PRESIDENT  TRUMP'S   HUNTSVILLE  SERMON HAS  INSPIRED A REPORT FROM
  UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA  CLIMATOLOGIST  &  HEARTLAND INSTITUTE 

 OF  THE YEAR  DR. ROY SPENCER   :

Cracks in the Empire’s Armor Appear

September 20th, 2017 
Yesterday brought widespread news coverage of a new “study” published in Nature Geoscience which concludes that global warming has not been progressing as fast as expected, and that climate models might be a “little bit” wrong.

My initial reaction to the news was captured by my wife:
I’ve been thinking about what led to this turn of events. I’ve decided it was not some random realization by rogue elements of the Empire. It was not a tactical anomaly, but instead a strategic trial balloon of sorts.

Had John Christy or I tried to publish such a paper, Storm Troopers led by Darth Trenberth would have been quickly dispatched to put down the rebellion.

I suspect there have been years of discussions in e-cigarette vapor-filled back rooms where Empire leaders have been discussing how the increasing disparity between models and observations should be handled. The resulting new paper is part of a grand scheme that Population Bomb author Paul Ehrlich perfected decades ago.

                              HAVING  LEFT MIT FOR  THE CATO INSTITUTE,  DICK LINDZEN MIGHT SPIN IT DIFFERENTLY:

Thursday, September 21, 2017

     TWO  NEW  SCIENCES: SURREALIST  HYDRODYNAMICS
                            & SOLID  STATE  METEOROLOGY

           

     AT  WUWT    --


Gravity waves influence weather and climate

  1. AGW theory proposes that a new equilibrium is set at a higher surface temperature when GHGs increase but a new equilibrium cannot be set because any such proposed new equilibrium would permanently upset the balance between the upward pressure gradient force and the downward force of gravity. 
    Either the atmosphere would expand indefinitely (if the net effect of GHGs is warming) and be lost to space or it would contract indefinitely (if the net effect of GHGs is cooling) and fall to the ground as a congealed solid.
    The net effect on hydrostatic balance at any given level of insolation by the radiative effects of GHGs must be zero...

  2. Extend the logic to realise that they mediate the climate response to everything that would otherwise serve to disrupt hydrostatic equilibrium.

    So, one can concede that human emissions might affect global air circulation patterns INSTEAD OF changing surface temperatures but due to the vastly greater effects of solar and oceanic variability we could never notice or measure it.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

CO2? NAH, IT'S THE FIRST  LAW  OF  SNYDERGAARDYNAMICS

Mets Pitcher Noah Syndergaard has leapt into the global warming debate, by saying that the recent hurricanes are a sort of revenge, exacted by global warming due to President Trump’s decision to leave the Paris Climate Accord.

Syndergaard jumped to Twitter to insinuate that the hurricanes slamming the U.S. is “karma.”
“U.S. pulls out of Paris Climate Accord. Then hit by 4 Hurricanes in 6 weeks. Global Warming Karma?” Syndergaard tweeted on Monday:
Syndergaard added a hashtag identifying himself as a Texan, and a Republican...
Despite the baseball player’s assumption that global warming caused the last few hurricanes, not many climatologists concur with that claim.
Indeed, as Breitbart’s James Delingpole noted, the claim often made by climate change activists that hurricanes will increase in scope and intensity is nothing but “alarmism,” not supported by facts.
Follow Warner Todd Huston on Twitter @warnerthuston.


Monday, September 18, 2017

  SOME  PSEUDS FORGO  THEIR PSEUDONYMS  ONLY  WHEN
                     SPEAKING  PSEUDOTRUTH  TO  POWER

The CPAC Climate Demolition & Disinformation Derby, with NRO's John Fund, [ FULL DISCLOSURE- Fund is the WSJ editor who in 1989 condensed a 5,500 policy journal article of mine into a half page op-ed], Breitbart London's non-science guy, James Delingpole, perennial K-Street hack lawyer and Junk Science Judo author Steve Milloy and climate blogger turned carbon lobbyist Tony Heller, better known by the pseudonym 'Steven Goddard.' Atticus he ain't.

                                       PLACE  YOUR  BETS !

WINTON CAPITAL SETS UP 

CLIMATE CHANGE PREDICTION MARKET

  • Date: 12/09/17
  • Lindsay Fortado, Financial Times

WIDOWS & ORPHANS BEWARE !

One of Europe’s largest hedge funds is looking to move into the gambling industry in the UK, as it sets up a new venue where players can bet on the effects of climate change. The project is hoping to tempt climate scientists to put their money where their models are.

The new “climate prediction market” is the brainchild of Winton Capital, founded by David Harding, and is aimed at finding a market consensus on the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and global temperature rises in the future.
The not-for-profit project, which is being funded out of Winton’s philanthropic budget, is hoping to tempt climate scientists to put their money where their models are, and to provide a clear benchmark of the academic consensus at a time of intense interest in man-made climate change.
News of the project comes as the UN General Assembly meeting in New York focuses on the theme of a sustainable planet. Climate change also continues to dominate the political agenda around the world, after President Donald Trump declared he will withdraw the US from the Paris climate accord and roll back regulations on the production of coal.
“With a prediction market, getting the information is the primary objective,” said Mark Roulston, a scientist at Winton who is overseeing the project. “There’s not necessarily a consensus on all the implications of climate change. The idea is to have a benchmark which could track any emerging consensus.”
Under the plan, scientists and experts from around the world will be able to trade contracts based on the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide and how far temperatures increase, going decades into the future.

Winton  will act as  a market maker  and  subsidise trading, rather than taking a cut  ... The hedge fund will initially  target  professionals in the climate field  to  participate, 

though it will be open to anyone in the UK. It is being run internally at Winton, with employees able to place notional bets rather than using real money. Mr Roulston said they are hoping to launch it externally later this year to universities, and will open it to the public sometime next year.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

 FROM JUNK SCIENCE JUDO TO  JUNK SCIENCE SUMO

President Donald Trump plans to nominate his longtime campaign aide Sam Clovis (aka Jabba the Hut) to head science at the US Department of Agriculture, despite the fact that Clovis lacks a background in science and a congressional rule maintains that the role must be filled “from among distinguished scientists.”

 As an example of  Chief Scientist Clovis' mastery  of the scientific method  here is his defense of Trump supporters fighting with protesters to CNN’s Alisyn Camerota
Camerota: What do you think about the idea that he was suggesting that there would be violence? Threatening that there would be violence?
Clovis: I don’t think he said violence, he said riots…
Camerota: Riots are violence, by definition.
Clovis: I don’t accept that.
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Saturday, September 16, 2017

                      FOR  BETTER   JUNK  SCIENCE  ADVISORS
                                      TRY  THE  CHINESE  NAVY

CITIZENS  HAVE JUST 12 DAYS LEFT TO COMMENT  ON EPA ADIMINSTRATOR PRUITT'S PECULIAR  TASTE  IN SCIENCE ADVISORS, REPORTS  CLIMATEWIRE 

Climate skeptics may soon join a 
key science advisory panel at U.S. EPA.
At least one nominee hopes to use a position on the board to challenge the science undergirding many environmental regulations. One has said in a statement that the world must "abandon this suicidal Global Warming crusade." Another compared people concerned about climate change to "Aztecs who believed they could make rain by cutting out beating hearts."
THE CLIMATE HUSTLE CREW, 
COMING  SOON TO A  SWAMP  NEAR  YOU

EPA has submitted 132 names for public comment as possible members of the panel. About a dozen of them have made comments rejecting mainstream climate science...The selection of any of those researchers would be the beginning of a very different advisory board that would bear the hallmark of the Trump administration's position on climate change, said Steve Milloy, [ author of Junk  Science Judo ]  ...who worked on President Trump's transition team for the agency. 
"Had some other Republican won the presidency and a swamp creature taken over the EPA, this would not be happening," he said, "but thank God for Scott Pruitt that he's got the courage to do this."The Heartland Institute—a Chicago-based free-market think tank that pushes alternative climate science—nominated many of the current prospects... Here are some of the skeptical nominees under consideration: 
Edwin Berry, a meteorologist and atmospheric scientist: He has funded his own climate research and says human carbon dioxide emissions do not cause climate change. He has compared those who believe in human-caused climate change to "Aztecs who believed they could make rain by cutting out beating hearts and rolling decapitated heads down temple steps." On his Twitter account, he has called Islam "a death cult" and has encouraged motorists to drive into protesters..."Let's get over this whole thing about climate change being an important thing, because in fact we humans have a negligible impact on climate," he said. "And if we had the Paris Agreement and everything else, it wouldn't do any good anyway." 
Craig Idso, a senior fellow at the Heartland Institute: . His work has centered on highlighting how increased carbon dioxide will benefit plants.
[ The plants most likely to benefit are coal burning ones  like Four Corners, -  the Western Coal Association has been paying  Idso, pere et fils  bills for the past 40 years ]
Paul Driessen, a senior policy adviser at the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, a libertarian environmental think tank...holds that spiking levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide benefit the Earth. "The world must abandon this suicidal Global Warming crusade," the group stated in its founding statement. "Man does not and cannot control the climate." 
Gordon Fulks, a physicist and adviser to the Cascade Policy Institute... He has said those who express concern about climate change are like a "societal pathogen that virulently spreads misinformation in tiny packages like a virus." 
Milloy accused the panels of being " cronies of EPA, they fall in line, they do what EPA wants," he said. "It's extraordinarily rare that they dare to question the EPA and, if they do, then the EPA just ignores them. If they're not rubber stamps, then they're useless."
Heartland Institute Science Director Jay Lehr PhD somehow failed to make the cut. Could Administrator Pruitt  be chary of  glad-handing  an ex-con who did Federal prison time for defrauding the EPA of over $100,000 ?