Thursday, January 31, 2019

 CAN THE EULIPOTYPHICENE SURVIVE THE ANTHROPOCENE?

HEDGEHOGS, HERMIT CRABS & CHINCHILLAS LIVING TOGETHER ?

BIODIVERSITY RULING LEAVES D.C. SWAMP UNDRAINED

A long-running and emotional biodiversity debate came to an end  today as Virginia voted to strike down a ban on pet hedgehogs, and  ease permitting for hermit crabs and chinchillas.
"That is the perfect recipe for people to think it would be fun to own one," said Christina Anderson,  Fairfax County Animal Services Advisory Commission member who testified for sustaining the hedgehog ban. "Nothing could be further from the truth."

State prohibitions on owning stoats, bats, ants, & Quaker parrots will remain in force.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

             CLIMATE SCIENCE : MY PART IN ITS DOWNFALL

HAVING BEEN POLEAXED ON PRIME TIME 

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY 

BREITBART LUMINARY JAMES DELINGPOLE HAS APPEALED 

TO A HIGHER SCIENTIFIC AUTHORITY-- JAMES DELINGPOLE:

Thank You, NewsGuard, for Celebrating My Wisdom on Climate Change

Thank you, thank you, thank you, NewsGuard, for treating all your new subscribers — both of them! — to one of the cleverest, truest things I ever wrote about climate change...

“When amateurs on a blog know more about science than the guys on multi-million dollar grants at U.S. academic institutions informing global energy and environment policy, you know that the time has come to drain the swamp,” 
 I stand by every word...
Why? Because apart from being demonstrably true, it captures so perfectly the reason why I became something of a climate change specialist... captivated by the... debate in certain scientific ghettos as to the extent to which tiny increases in the otherwise harmless trace gas we exhale every few seconds and that we use in greenhouses to help plants grow faster are warming the planet at a catastrophic and unprecedented rate...

And now, rather than demonstrate where I’ve got my facts wrong (which it can’t do), NewsGuard... says: 
Fact-checking organizations have found Delingpole repeatedly misstates climate science and its conclusions.
Yes. Dur. Of course, they have! “Fact-checking organizations” are very much part of the groupthink-driven liberal Establishment I criticize...(As are: virtually the entirety of academe...
TO PROVE THE POINT, DELINGPOLE RETURNED TO TV TO DISPLAY HIS MASTERY OF BREXIT ECONOMICS:

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

                          FOR WHOM THE TRUMP TROLLS

Trump trolls the warmists

January 24, 2019, 7:31 PM EST

All-time heat records are dissolving over large parts of Australia... the city of Port Augusta hit its all-time high on Thursday with a blistering 49.5°C (121.1°F). 
... the highest temperature ever recorded at a coastal location in the Southern Hemisphere... the Red Rocks Point station—which faces Antarctica ... hit 49.1°C (120.4°C)...

Monday, January 28, 2019

               HAS DELINGPOLE GONE SOFT ON COAL?

UKIP ENERGY POLICY GURU HAS SECOND THOUGHTS ON MIRACLE FUEL
When I first heard rumours that Michael Gove was planning to go round the country with his environmental Gestapo, ripping out our wood-burning stoves in order to heal the planet, greenwash conservatism and reduce an imaginary 36,000 deaths a year, I must admit that a small part of me felt ever so slightly relieved. Of all the desirable accessories that I’ve coveted in my life, I don’t think any has quite disappointed me as much as the wood-burning stove now staring at me accusingly as I sit at my desk.
It looks very handsome and room-furnishing, as cast-iron stoves do. And when it gets going, it really does pump out lots of heat. But there’s a reason, you eventually realise, why western civilisation graduated from such 18th-century technology to central heating. One is easy and convenient; the other, a massive pain in the arse.
I’ve similar doubts about the Rayburn in my kitchen, which works on wood and coal. You’d think this would be cheaper than electric or oil-fired... if you took delivery of huge piles of bog-standard coal. But... Then there’s the filth. The Fawn dreads winter because it’s so much harder to keep the house clean. 

Saturday, January 26, 2019

                                 WHERE'S WILLIS?

Spot The Volcano, 1815 Edition


Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach
It’s been a while since I played “Spot The Volcano”. The premise of the game is that the decrease in temperatures from volcanic eruptions is nowhere near as large as people claim. So I ask people to see if they can identify when a volcano erupted based on the temperature records of the time.
Now, I say that the main reason the temperature drop from volcanic eruptions is so small is that when we get a reduction in downwelling radiation from any cause, the equatorial oceans start to cool. When that happens the clouds form later in the day, allowing in more sunshine. And the net result is that any cooling from the volcanic eruption is mostly offset by the increase in incoming solar energy.
With that in mind, I thought I’d take a look to see what records we have for the largest volcanic eruption in modern times. This was the eruption of the Indonesian island of Tambora in April of 1815. To my surprise, I found that we have no less than forty-two temperature records from that time. As you might imagine, most of these are from Europe. The list of the forty-two stations is appended in the end-notes.
So I took the records for the period during which the Tambora eruption occurred, and I “standardized” them so that they all had an average value of zero and a standard deviation of one. Then I plotted them all on one graph. Here is that result.
WILLIS USED TO WORK EAST OF TAMBORA IN THE SOLOMON ISLANDS
THIS IS HOW HE LOOKS IN THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
AND HERE IS THE VIEW OF TAMBORA FROM THE FOLKS WHOSE DATA HE CHERRYPICKED:

  YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP DOLLARS AT WORK

Meet the Green Reaper:
The Department of Energy's Ridiculous and Terrifying Mascot
 IT ISN'T EASY BEING GREEN
 REASON 
...the federal Department of Energy designed and purchased a mascot costume to warn children about the dangers of environmental catastrophe—and to haunt their dreams, apparently.... the Green Reaper—a verdant version of the Grim Reaper that manages to combine the ominous presence of the original with the vacant eyes of a cartoon character. 
documents show that the Green Reaper, which was designed in 2012, was intended to be used in "community outreach presentations to local elementary school children" and in internal memos reminding government workers to conserve energy and carpool when possible...
in addition to making appearences at schools—the Green Reaper shows up "randomly" at the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

The Green Reaper costume cost about $5,000 to manufacture... the government liked the design so much that Dawn Starett, the program manager who invented the Green Reaper, won a 2013 Environmental Stewardship Award from the NNSA

                    PLEASE DO NOT STEP ON THE CROCODILES

     BBC  : India relocates crocodiles at world's tallest                                      statue in Gujarat

Indian officials have begun relocating some 300 crocodiles from a reservoir next to the world's tallest statue to allow a seaplane service for visitors.
CARBON FOOTPRINT?  WHAT CARBON FOOTPRINT?

The world's tallest statue, "the Statue Of Unity"
GUJARAT EPA SAYS PATEL DAM IS GENERATING  ENOUGH POWER TO RECHARGE ALL MUMBAI CEL PHONES AND SHADOW OF STATUE IS COMPLETELY OFFSETTING CARBON FOOTPRINT OF VIP SEAPLANE


The 182m (600 foot) statue of independence hero Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was inaugurated last October. Local forestry official Anuradha Sahu said the instruction had come from the state government "for safety reasons as the tourist influx has increased"




































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Thursday, January 24, 2019

                             THE IPCC DOOMSDAY CLOCK
    HAS BEEN ADVANCED TO TWO CHILIS BEFORE MIDNIGHT

WHAT MONTREAL PROTOCOL?


IT IS A KNOWN FACT THAT ANTROPOGENIC RADIATIVE FORCING UNLEASHES THE ENERGY OF 500,000 HIROSHIMA BOMBS EACH DAY, BUT A VASTLY MORE OMINOUS AMOUNT OF HEAT IS FLOODING IN FROM THE INCREASING WEAPONIZATION OF BUFFALO WINGS

SO EXTREME AN EXISTENTIAL THREAT HAS NOT BEEN SEEN SINCE THE DARKEST DAYS OF THE CUBAN HABANERO CRISIS, FOR THE INTERNATIONAL PANEL ON CUISINE CHANGE REPORTS HIGH-YIELD HOT SAUCE SALES HAVE ESCALATED PAST THE SIX MEGASCOVILLE LEVEL WITH THE SUPERBOWL STILL A WEEK AWAY.

CAN EARTH SURVIVE ANOTHER SCOVILLE UNIT DOUBLING?
THIS SPOKESMAN FOR 
THE INTERNATIONAL PANEL ON CUISINE CHANGE
VERY MUCH DOUBTS IT :


     THE MENU AT AUBERGINE REMAINS GLORIOUSLY FREE FROM FEAR FOOD

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

     WHEN DILBERT SPEAKS SENSE, P-R FLACKS TREMBLE

CLIMATE CONTRARIANS LOVE TWEETING CARTOONS THAT ILLUSTRATE THEIR
    PREJUDICES MORE ELOQUENTLY THAN THEY CAN VOICE THEM  THEMSELVES.
SO IT'S AMUSING TO SEE THEM HOWL WHEN DILBERT CARTOONIST
 SCOTT ADAMS TURNS TO EXPLAINING THE CLIMATE WARS IN GREATER DEPTH
THE RESPONSE OF THE CLIMATE CONTRARIANS TO BEING RUMBLED 
         BY SO EXCELLENT A CARTOONIST HAS BEEN TO HIRE A VERY BAD ONE-
                             YOU CAN SEE JOSH'S HANDIWORK AT WUWT

Monday, January 21, 2019

              MUNCHAUSEN SYNDROME BY PROXY STRIKES
                                   SOCAL WEATHER GURU

‘Mikes Nature Trick’ Revisited- @ScottAdamsSays edition


... Dilbert creator and cartoonist Scott Adams has been delving into the question of who has the more credible arguments: Climate Alarmists or Climate Skeptics?...
I don’t blame Scott Adams for finding the issue impenetrable,,, so, I worked directly with our resident cartoonist Josh. What follows is the result of that collaboration, 
It is important to note that in the above cartoon, Josh focuses on the “near present” part of the hockey stick, and it’s not the entire graph ... used an entirely different dataset in it’s place – surface thermometer readings. ..Imagine the penalties that would occur in the stock market and financial world if somebody pulled a trick like that to present data for public consumption.
Good question-  the  Securities & Exchange Comission should certainly subpoena any Surface Stations project founder who uses only ground-based thermometers data of his own choosing to inform investoors in David Evans  global cooling hedge fund, and public offerings such a these:

McIntyre: ‘a reductio ad absurdum of tree ring chronologies as useful temperature proxies’

Steve McIntyre has a look at the “revised” PAGES2K temperature proxy dataset that includes tree rings and river sediments. He finds the usual ridiculous problems from the past  in Proxies.




Fatally flawed paper: trees are proxies for the jet stream – and they say ‘now we have more extreme weather’

From the UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA and the learn Liebigs Law before you make unsupportable claims department, comes this laughable paper

It's great to see Scott has caught Watts moving the goal posts again, but he should be aware that his competitor,Josh, gets paid by a consortium of  British coal barons and energy investors incuding GWPF founder Lord Lawson. 
As for climate scientists helping Adams see exactly what we see, here's my RealClimate strip reflecting on his career as Dilbert's science adviser:


Friday, January 18, 2019

                               HEARTLAND FILMS UNVEILS
              MODEST PROPOSAL FOR PREVENTING OCEAN
     HEAT CONTENT FROM BEING A BURDEN TO MODELERS

Sources at Buzzfeed say the latest Climate Hustle sequel,
       Sharknado VI : The Argo Hoax 
will prove megaquads of ocean heat content lurk atop the food chain, stored in marine megafauna 

The film reveals global warming is not caused by fossil fuels, 
but the conversion of whale oil into CO2 by apex predators like 
Carcharodon carcharias, a problem easily solved by persuading sharks to eat more floating plastic. 
The teaser shows a great white too full to devour a diver 
after scarfing down a 100 gigajoule dead whale for lunch. 

Thursday, January 17, 2019

                  ALL THAT NEWS WE SAW FIT TO PRINT

LINKED IN TODAY'S NYTIMES:


Global Warming Has Begun,
Expert Tells Senate

   SIBERIANS FEAR CHINESE GEOENGINEERING OFFENSIVE

THOUSANDS OF  MANCHURIAN MINERS TAKE ALBEDO
 INTO THEIR OWN HANDS, DEMANDING
 HARD  CHINESE  CHEXIT FROM
  COAL REPRESSING CLIMATE ACCORDS

WE'RE DREAMING OF A WHITE TROPOSPHERE
JUST LIKE THE ONE BEIJING USED TO KNOW

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

CLIMATE FRIENDLY CUISINE TO DEBUT ON THE DARK SIDE

 HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR !
CHINA GREETS YEAR OF THE PIG WITH
DARK SIDE RESTAURANT LAUNCH
Cotton seeds carried by China’s Chang’e 4 lunar lander have germinated on the far side of the moon, becoming the first plant shoots to grow there in what mission chiefs said was laying the foundation for a base on Earth’s only natural satellite...
When Chang’e 4 landed on the far side of the moon on January 3, its cargo included ... a “moon surface micro-ecological circle”.
IF YOU LAND IT, THEY WILL COME FOR DINNER
Professor Liu Hanlong, head of the experiment, announced on Tuesday that the cotton seeds were the first to sprout, but... in addition to cotton, rapeseed and potato seeds had sprouted and were growing well as of Saturday.

 IN SPACE NO ONE CAN HEAR YOUR FRUIT FLIES SCREAM
Professor Xie Gengxin, the experiment’s chief designer, revealed that cotton, rapeseed, potato, arabidopsis – commonly know as rock cress – yeast and fruit flies were the six organisms chosen to go to the moon.
HIGH GAIN ANTENNA MAKES EXCELLENT SOLAR WOK  
LIMITED BANQUET MENU
WITH THESE SIX INGREDIENTS DRONE IRON CHEF YAN CAN COOK
 FRUIT FLIED ICE WITH EXTRA VIRGIN RAPESEED OIL
  STIR FRIED  COTTONSEED WITH ROCK CRESS SPROUTS
& FERMENTED POTATO MAO TAI FOR NEW YEAR'S TOASTS


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

CLIMATE OF LEVIATHANS AT BEHEMOTH WEST WING FEAST

CLIMATE LEVIATHAN'S VEGAN PLEA FELL ON DEAF EARS
AS PRESIDENT TRUMP TREATED CLEMSON FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS 
TO A WHITE HOUSE FEAST DRAWING ON     
THE THREE MAJOR FOOD GROUPS,
 MACDONALD'S WENDY'S AND BURGER KING

ELSEWHERE IN THE WORLD OF TASTE,
  CRUCIFIXION OF RONALD MACDONALD PROVOKES RIOTING IN JERUSALEM

Sunday, January 13, 2019

THE GRAPES OF WRATH,  CROSSE DE HOCQUE' GRAND CRU

The longest homogeneous series of grape harvest dates, Beaune 1354- 2018, and its significance for the understanding of past and present climate
Thomas Labbé,1 Christian Pfister,  Stefan Brönnimann,  Daniel Rousseau,  Jörg Franke, Benjamin  Bois

Abstract
Records of grape harvest dates (GHD) are the oldest and the longest continuous phenological data in Europe.

However, many available series including the well-known (Dijon) Burgundy series are error prone, because scholars so far20 uncritically drew the data from nineteenth century publications instead of going back to the archives. The GHD from the famous vine region of Beaune (Burgundy) were entirely drawn from the archives, critically cross checked with narrative evidence and calibrated with the long Paris temperature series comprising the 360 years from 1659 to 2018. 

The 664-year- long Beaune series from 1354 to 2018 is also significantly correlated with tree-ring and documentary proxy evidence as well as with the Central European temperature series (from 1500). The series is clearly subdivided into two parts. From 1354 to25 1987 grapes were on average picked from 28 September on, whereby during the last 31 year long period of rapid Global Warming from 1988 to 2018 harvests began 13 days earlier. In the Paris temperature measurements since 1659, April-to-July temperature reached the highest value ever in 2018.

CLOS DU HOCKEY STICK
APPELATION CONTROLE'

 The 33 extremely warm events comprising the 5% percentile bracket of GHD are unevenly distributed over time. 21 of them occurred between 1393 and 1719, whereby this is the case for just five years between 1720 and 2002. Since the hot summer 2003 8 out of 16 spring-summer periods were outstanding according30 the statistic of the last 664 years, no less than 5 among them within the last 8 years. 

In sum, the 664-year-long Beaune  G H D  series demonstrates   that outstanding hot and dry years  in the past were outliers,  whereby they became the norm since the transition to rapid Global Warming in 1988.



Manuscript under review for journal Clim. Past Discussion started: 11 January 2019

c Author(s) 2019. CC BY 4.0 License.
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