Monday, December 31, 2018

            VOLUMES WORTH THEIR WEIGHT IN BIOCHAR

Carbonated

William T. Vollmann confronts climate change
William T. Vollmann. No Immediate Danger: Volume 1 of Carbon Ideologies. Viking, 2018.
William T. Vollmann. No Good Alternative: Volume 2 of Carbon Ideologies. Viking, 2018.
IN 2018... It might be fair to ask at this stage of the game if it is rational to speak of “solving” climate change at all.
William T. Vollmann seems to think that it is not. His two-volume Carbon Ideologies, nearly 1,300 pages long with “129,000 words of source notes, citations, and calculations” ...
Carbon Ideologies does not appear to aspire to readability. The primer’s level of technical detail simply doesn’t justify the hemorrhaging of readers it will unquestionably induce... We learn that ... Vollmann loves gadgets and toys. In the first volume, this love expresses itself mainly in the form of an unmistakably phallic pancake frisker he carries around Fukushima... pointing it at a bald statue of a praying man at a temple called Hen Jo...
Above all we understand that after Vollmann’s years of scary research, he feels unbearably guilty for his awe and use of fossil fuels.,, he also excoriates himself for nearly every convenience he might conceivably enjoy. Lighthouses, ice-makers, breakfast, books. Glasses and a nylon bristle brush...
Vollmann predicts that glass, which, like everything else, is surprisingly carbon-intensive to manufacture, will become a dear commodity...  like glass, the production of paper is also carbon-intensive. 
He speculates that in the future, as civilization collapses, the goal of universal literacy will become an artifact of the past. Even if he allows that some future wretches might know how to read, I was surprised that Vollmann, in his characteristically fatalistic style, didn’t simply imagine that they would burn these hefty books for fuel.

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ON THE 6Th DAY OF CHRISTMAS MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME
A SWEET AND SOUR VEGAN HAGGIS WITH LISTERINE SAUCE

Scientific American

Turn Xmas Tree Into Food and Medicine

Pine needles can easily be broken down into sugars, as well as the building blocks of paint, adhesives and medicines. 
Christopher Intagliata reports.

"I thought, ok, this could be a good resource." Cynthia Kartey of the University of Sheffield... says the needles are 85 percent lignocellulose—a tough woody material. But using heat and cheap solvents, Kartey says she can transform pine needles into a liquid product called "bio-oil," which contains glucose, acetic acid, and phenols. Useful stuff.

"Glucose is used as sweetener in the food industry. Acetic acid is mainly used for the manufacture of paint and adhesives. It is also used for the manufacture of vinegar. So basically the vinegar you use in your home is diluted acetic acid. And phenol is used in the manufacture of certain medicines."

.... although Christmas trees are only available seasonally, she says the same techniques could be used year-round on other agricultural waste, like corn cobs and sugar cane stalks. The goal, she says, is ultimately zero waste.

"It would be an interesting way to decorate your house for Christmas and also get some paint from acetic acid, you could use again to paint your house. To decorate your house once Christmas is over."    Which could give a whole new meaning to 'deck the halls.'

Sunday, December 30, 2018

               NO SCIENCE PLEASE, WE'RE FROM CHICAGO

Jay Lehr, Ph.D. is science director of The Heartland Institute.HEARTLAND INSTITUTE CLIMATE SCIENCE SPECIAL REPORT:

ALL POLITICS, NO SCIENCE 
( GUEST: JAY LEHR )  MARCH 14, 2018
In late 2017, the government released a Climate Science Special Report written by Obama administration holdovers that eschewed science to hype unfounded fears of human caused climate change. 

Heartland Institute science director Jay Lehr Phd led a team of climate scientists & meteorologists to analyze the Climate Science Special Report.

IN THIS PODCAST  The task force found the special reports ignored all uncertainties in climate science, any factor other than human emitted greenhouse gases -- for instance the sun, clouds , large scale oceanic patterns -- that impact climate, the benefits of carbon dioxide, and the fact that over the recent century and a half of warming, weather extremes have declined or stabilized rather than increase...
It is all politics, no science.

                               THE WINTER'S TALE ROLLS ON

Recently Dropping Global Temperatures Demonstrate IPCC Claims are Impossible

WUWT Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball


[T}he Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [is] designed to frighten and bully the world into completely unnecessary and enormously expensive environmental and energy policies ...
It is disingenuous and wrong to separate human systems because we are part of the natural system. This is another example of the false assumption that humans are not natural that I wrote about before

The entire comment is an insult to the intelligence. It is a statement of environmental platitudes that says absolutely nothing – in other words, it is purely political. Despite that, production of the IPCC Reports costs millions, and the unnecessary policies, based solely on their falsehoods, cost trillions. The saddest part of all is a horrible irony. All this waste of time and money to create a lie and inflict completely unnecessary policies at great cost, pain, and damage... are the insane actions of politically misguided, ideologues with tunnel vision. It is time to stop the insanity.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

  SAVE THE OZONE LAYER : CRISPR YOUR BUNNY TODAY

                    WHO NEEDS AN AGENCY IF LONG DEFUNCT
                         CLIMATE SCIENTISTS DO AS YOU BID?

WUWT:

Long Defunct US Climate Agency Scientist Bids for a Comeback


Guest essay by Eric Worrall
Climate scientists are coming out of the woodwork to seize their share of the anticipated Democrat Congress climate funding binge.
In 1993 my agency warned of climate change. In 1995 it was abolished
William Westermeyer
Thu 27 Dec 2018 22.31 AEDT
The US Office of Technology Assessment should be revived – in 2019 the world will need its expertise more than ever
The OTA was a non-partisan agency governed by a technology assessment board which consisted of of equal numbers of senators and representatives and equal numbers of Democrats and Republicans. Its assessments strove for objectivity and comprehensiveness, and were considered state-of-the-art documents by many. The OTA provided Congress, at its request, with the information and options it needed for the issues with which it was grappling, but it was careful never to tell Congress what it should do. The methodology that OTA used was widely admired and imitated in the parliamentary units that many European countries established following OTA’s lead.

THE ALTERNATIVE METHODOLOGY 

THE CFACT RED  TEAM DOES  WELL ENOUGH FOR THIS ADMINISTRATION WITH
NONAGENARIAN & DEAD CLIMATE SCIENTISTS LED BY OFFSHORE P-R HACKS AND
A BEAR OF LITTLE BRAIN 

Thursday, December 27, 2018

                     MILLIONS FEARED BORED AS RUNAWAY
    CLICHE'  LEVEL RISE SPREADS FROM ATLANTIC TO NATION

Will he bury the survivors in the Beaufort gyre?

          BRITAIN MOVES TO LIMIT HUMAN CARBON CAPTURE


Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Sunday, December 23, 2018

      A  CONSPIRACY  SO VAST  IT'S  TOO SMALL  FOR AN IPO

Look, up in the sky,
higher than a reindeer sleigh and 
more powerful than a coal-fired locomotive,it's


Humans are the Superior Species with Every Right to Be on Earth. We are Not ‘Unnatural’ as Environmentalists Claim and the IPCC Assumes.


"Trillons of dollars" ? 
The UN Environmental Program's entire budget is well under a billion a year, and UNEP has no fiscal or budgetary authority

Ball overstates the IPCC's expense by three orders of magnitude;  at last account its per capita cost  was 
7.8 cents a year.

SOURCE: DEPARTMENT OF STATE

LORD A-LEAPING LEADS FOX CHRISTMAS CLIMATE SPECIAL



BESIDES STANDUP COMEDY AND HIS OWN LINE OF DRESS SHIRTS, THE NOBLE LORD OFFERS
CLIMATE CONFERENCE TROLLING, CARROLLING,& BEAR-BAITING SERVICES

Friday, December 21, 2018

CLIMATEBALL WORLD CUP FINAL : BORAT VERSUS TIM BALL

CLUELESS IN CLUJ :


TIRED OF POLISH COAL JOKES ? TAKE A GANDER AT 
THE ROMANIAN TV DEBUT OF LEGENDARY
 CANADIAN GOOSE FLYBY AUTHORITY TIM BALL

Monday, December 17, 2018

   SHOCKING  PRESIDENTIAL PORTRAIT  MARRS OTHERWISE
                     RESPECTABLE PAPER ON MONKEY FECES

Methylation-based enrichment facilitates low-cost, noninvasive genomic scale sequencing of populations from feces

NATURE SCIENTIFIC REPORTS


Scientific Reportsvolume 8, Article number:1975(2018

Abstract

Obtaining high-quality samples from wild animals is a major obstacle for genomic studies of many taxa, particularly at the population level, as collection methods for such samples are typically invasive. DNA from feces is easy to obtain noninvasively, but is dominated by bacterial and other non-host DNA. The high proportion of non-host DNA drastically reduces the efficiency of high-throughput sequencing for host animal genomics. To address this issue, we developed an inexpensive capture method for enriching host DNA from noninvasive fecal samples. Our method exploits natural differences in CpG-methylation density between vertebrate and bacterial genomes to preferentially bind and isolate host DNA from majority-bacterial samples. We demonstrate that the enrichment is robust, efficient, and compatible with downstream library preparation methods useful for population studies (e.g., RADseq). Compared to other enrichment strategies, our method is quick and inexpensive, adding only a negligible cost to sample preparation. In combination with downstream methods such as RADseq, our approach allows for cost-effective and customizable genomic-scale genotyping that was previously feasible in practice only with invasive samples. Because feces are widely available and convenient to collect, our method empowers researchers to explore genomic-scale population-level questions in organisms...

The journal's editors were dismayed to find that the turd in Figure 1.  of Methylation-based enrichment facilitates low-cost, noninvasive genomic scale sequencing of populations from feces features a superimposed portrait of President Donald Trump:
 Breitbart notes however that :
" It is possible... that the authors did not realize that the clip art they had selected had been modified in this way. The silhouette of Trump’s face can only be seen if the reader zooms in on the image."












                    NBC NEWS TAKES A BITE OUT OF CLIME


Doctors cite climate change for rise in animal bites, U.S. health care costs
Stanford researchers warn that the number of animal bites is likely to rise amid climate change and developmental pressures...

Dr. Joseph Forrester, the lead researcher of a study published Tuesday in the online BMJ journal Trauma Surgery and Acute Care Open, added, "We've already seen that with tick populations and mosquito populations. We would anticipate over time more people in traditionally temperate climates will be exposed."

If this prediction holds, it will add to the enormous health care costs that already exist...

The study also found that the patients most likely to be injured by bites from venomous snakes, spiders and insects were in the lowest 25 percent of household income for their ZIP code...

This poses a major public health problem in children and numerous animal species have the potential to bite humans; however, the most important are those arising from snakes, dogs, cats and monkeys.



                                            REMEMBER,
ONLY CRITICAL DISCOURSE CAN PREVENT FOREST FIRES



Activism and Neoliberalism: Two Sides of

Geoengineering

Discourse


Published online: 10 Dec 2018  ABSTRACT













The paper provides a comparative, 
critical discourse-driven analysis of activism for and against climate engineering. 
Arguments in support of this approach to climate remediation are quintessentially neoliberal and can be found in discourses that fetishize entrepreneurialism, support a market driven ideology, and amplify creative destruction.
They stand in contrast with the ways in which geoengineering is framed by activists and their organizations. The overall objective of this piece is to engage in and unpack the discursive frames behind what is a significant site of contestation over how to address climate change and map out the practices and sites of resistance to climate engineering as they come up against well-funded campaigns in support of its use.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

WHEN DOES THIS RABBIT HOLE STOP AT THE NEXT TEA PARTY?

NEW CARBON FEE
INITIATIVE DRAFTED
with more color and
less white supremacy

By Sahrah Myre
It is very, very easy to fall down the minutia rabbit hole when it comes to climate policy—specifically because the writing of these policies has been characterized by white male power brokering between strong and potentially problematic personalities...

Because of the moral and economic quandaries that underlie how we address a planetary-scale problem at a regional level. 
Climate change is inseparable from decision making on human rights, because of the basic moral math... I'm going to say it like it is: When climate policy is written by white men in a closed room, that is white supremacy... 
Comrades, climate policy is collective Chippendale desks and the electrification of kites.
Why did I-732 fail? ... I think a clear component of the failure is the way that the initiative spilt the social justice and environmental communities down the center. Social justice and equity organizations called out both the lack of diverse voices in the initiative writing process and the lack of equity in how the generated revenue would be spent...we need to build equity and human rights into climate policy... as we wrestle with fundamentally reseating power away from the colonial system that brought us to this brink of planetary madness.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

                      OLD KING COAL WAS A SOAPY OLD SOUL
                       AND CALLED FOR HIS  P-R  MEN THREE


Poland trolls the global environmentalists

 at UN climate meeting

Here is a Polish joke our conservative Polish-American friends should love.
A two week gathering of diplomats and climate 'experts' on man-made global warming started in Katowice, Poland this week. The purpose of the meetings is to strengthen the Paris Climate Accord to stem purported climate damage, which the environmentalists claim, is caused by burning fossil fuel.  Note that the greatest bugaboo to the enviros is not oil; it's coal. To them, coal is so evil that President Barack  Hussein  Obama promised to shut down the entire U.S. coal industry through the heavy hand of government regulations. 
So how was the Katowice conference kicked off
The Polish Coal Miners band, dressed in smart black uniforms and wearing traditional mines caps, struck up a tune as confused-looking delegates arrived at the convention center in Katowice, a city in the heart of Poland's coal mining country. 

Coal was proudly displayed in cases around the convention pavilion. Coal, fashioned in jewelry, was for sale. A coal-based cosmetic company even touted products that it claimed would treat 'both body and soul.'  
In addressing the delegates in his opening remarks, Polish President Andrzej  Duba said Poland has no plans to give up coal. And why would it? Poland has the highest coal production in Europe and employs about 100,000 people in its mining industry. And coal supplies Poland with approximately 80% of its energy needs. The New York Times further reported that President Duba reinforced his pro-coal message on the second day of the conference by skipping meetings and instead visited a coal mine in Brzeszcze to join in the celebration of 'Barborka,' the feast day of St. Barbara, the patron saint of miners.

Monday, December 10, 2018

            SOME THINGS TO BE SEEN TO BE DISBELIEVED

THREE YEARS AFTER WINNING 
LE PALME DE CHARBON 
AT THE COP 23 FILM FESTIVAL, 
CLIMATE HUSTLE 
HAS AT LAST SURFACED
ON A GERMAN SOFT COAL U-TUBE CHANNEL 

MARK MORANO  SUFFERS A MINOR  GREEN SCREEN  MALFUNCTION:
THE  PRODUCTION VALUES  OF CFACT'S PEABODY COAL BACKED CONTRARIAN EPIC CONTRACTED AS ITS SPONSOR'S BANKRUPTCY  DREW NEAR.

Friday, December 7, 2018

THE MOST HISTORIC HEARTLAND CLIMATE COMMUNIQUE
                                 SINCE THE LAST ONE

Chicago grifter  & two union hacks signing meaningless document in Polish coal mining town

KATOWICE, POLAND (DECEMBER 5 2018)


'The Heartland Institute and representatives of Solidarity, the historic labor union founded by Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa that helped bring down the Iron Curtain, signed a joint statement on Wednesday calling on the United Nations at COP24 to ensure the “restoration of the Scientific Method and the dismissal of ideological dogma at the United Nations.

The Silesian Region of Solidarity, the Secretariat of Mining and Energy of Solidarity, and The Heartland Institute express skepticism of the assertions of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that the world stands at the edge of a climate catastrophe,”

BEIJING ,  CHINA                (JUNE 15, 2014)


This is a historic moment in the global debate about climate change, The translation and publication of Climate Change Reconsidered by the prestigeous Chinese Academy of Sciences follows strong statements by the Russian Academy of Sciences dissenting from claims that global warming is either man-made or a crisis"

The trend toward skepticism and away from alarmism is now unmistakable! 
Four beltway hacks holding up meaningless document in empty Chinese hotel room rented for occasion 

The  Chinese Academy Of Science will present the new publication in a Ceremony of Climate Change Reconsidered and the Workshop on International Climate Change Science Viewpoints on Saturday, June 15 in Beijing with the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC)
                                     --   HEARTLAND INSTITUTE PRESIDENT JOE BAST


HISTORIC  REPLY TO HISTORIC COMMUNIQUE BY 
CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES :

"The claim of  The Heartland Institute 
about   Chinese Academy of Science endorsement
of its report is completely false. 
If the Heartland Institute does not withdraw its false news, or refuse to apologize, all the consequences and liabilities should be borne by The Heartland Institute."

BEIJING June 17, 2014