Cause and implication of the global worming pause.
In my ignorant opinion the cause is the Sun and the implications are that Global Warmmongers lie.
That is all.
Important Update Below!!!!!
Global warmmongers lie, it’s what they do.
They’ve been flailing around blaming the global worming “pause” on everything but the Sun, so now they claim it’s volcanoes that are doing it.
But wait, global worming is caused by rising CO2, right? And volcanoes emit fantabulous amounts of CO2, right?
So in other words, more CO2 emitted by evil people causes global worming while more CO2 emitted by natural volcanoes pauses global worming.
The science is settled dontcha know. What are you, some kind of denier?
Steve McIntyre continues his examinations of Dr Mann’s false claims to have been “exonerated” by various investigations and inquiries. As Steve has said, these claims are as false as his claim to be a Nobel Laureate, which he made in the original complaint….
(from Mann’s defence claiming he was proven correct V)…The report examined whether manipulation or suppression of data occurred and concluded that “the scientists’ rigor and honesty are not in doubt. [38 – Muir Russell Report]“…
…Sir Muir’s findings apply only to the “CRU scientists” – that’s to say, employees of the University of East Anglia, …. So, as evidence of Michael Mann’s “exoneration”, the best his lawyers can come up with is a fake quote from a report exonerating some people he happens to be acquainted with.
The defence…(defense?) rests.
This is not a photoshop
The bloody civil war in Syria and Iran’s efforts to come in from the diplomatic cold will drive the agenda next week …(at) Davos.
…not be Davos with the presence of celebs …Hollywood heartthrob Matt Damon…Bono …and Goldie Hawn
You have to love the description of Goldie though, “erstwhile US comedy star Goldie Hawn”
Good News: ISIS is losing in Syria
The Al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham has reached out to other rebel groups in Syria to head off infighting,
Bad News: That means Hezbollah is winning and that means winning in Lebanon.
Top Hezbollah MP Mohammad Raad on Sunday said that his party was unwilling to discuss the ministerial statement before the formation of a government,
In other words, “We’re going to be terrorists you sheep.
“Bad News: China is spoiling for a war in the South China Sea, Korea and Taiwan.
“Those borders where our army has won victories are more peaceful and stable, but those where we were too timid have more disputes.”
Goodish News: The Philippines are pushing back.
Gazmin, (Philippines Sec Def V) visiting a military camp in the northern Philippines, said the Hainan law did not apply to Philippine territorial waters, some of which overlap with those of China which claims most of the South China Sea.
“We will not follow their rules in our own territory. Why do we need permission from another country that does not own our fishing grounds? These are ours,” he told reporters.
More Goodish News: The Philippines are noticing that China is actually preparing for war.
Stephen Den Beste always said that we aren’t afraid enough of the Japanese, I’ve always believed him, which leads to…
Weird News To Note: From the Japan Times
One can only wonder what sort of tale American “techno-thriller” writer Tom Clancy …might have spun from the scenario that’s now unfolding in the East China Sea.
Alas, Mr. Clancy passed away of an undisclosed illness on Oct. 1, …
Buh? You’re talking about fighting the most populous nation on the Earth and you’re wondering what the hell Tom Clancy would have to say about it?
Good News: We have a decent chance for a zombie apocalypse (or linking link bait)
America’s Number One Prescription Sleep Aid Could Trigger ‘Zombies,’ Murder and Other Disturbing Behavior
An aside, you’re characterizing zombies and murder as “disturbing behavior”? Heh.
Bad News: They’re already in charge in some places.
The San Francisco Inquisition is now itching to roast Maria Conchita Alonso alive. The charge: blasphemy. She not only dared to support a Tea Party candidate for governor, but also used the term “illegal” in reference to migrants from south of the border who sneak into the United States without a visa or any kind of permit.
She was supposed to be in the Vagina Monologues. Isn’t that some sort of free speech thing? I don’t know, I don’t have one. I have rented them though so I suppose I should find out.
Another aside, listen to her in The Running Man and then listen to Selma Hayek and try to figure out who is who.
Good News: Scientists are starting to notice the Sun is not cooperating.
Bad News: These idiots can’t give up their religion. After a few paragraphs talking about the Maunder Minimum and other minimums causing outrageously cold condition we get this:
And while some have argued that ebbs and flows in the Sun’s activity are driving the climate – overriding the effect of greenhouse gas emissions, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concludes that solar variation only makes a small contribution to the Earth’s climate.
A trace gas (less than .04% or under 4 parts in 10,000) is driving the climate more than that great glowing orb of nukular fire whose effects (noon in a desert), or lack thereof (northern cold areas), can kill you in a matter of hours from 93,000,000 miles.
How do you even talk to someone who so smugly believes that idiocy?
That’s the worst part of global warmmongering, you can’t do real science on our effects on the climate, you have to prove CO2 is gonna KILLS US ALL!!!!!!!.
If you find that say, the Great Brown Cloud of Asia has more effect on the environment than all the autos and flatulent cows in the world, well, you’re a denier and you can’t get your stuff published.
The Science Is Settled. Heretic.
Good News: Arizona has rights to lots of water from the Colorado for irrigation.
Bad News: California needs that water.
Worse News: Klamath Falls had rights to water for irrigation too.
There’s a spring on the patch of land where my apt is and there isn’t another one anywhere close.
When it all falls apart, I still think I’ll head to the mountains. There are no terrain features here, just flat scrub while the Salt River flows through mountain valleys that have pretty much ready made strong points on or near water. At least I’ll have water for the trip. Hopefully I get there soon enough that the residents won’t be organized to keep riff-raff like me out.
That’s fucking hilarious.
In previous global coolmonging, they blamed the polar vortex on global cooling. (fixed syntax)
Remember folks, Green Science is neither and never has been.
Tony of Tony’s Rants made an interesting observation on Facebork today…Six years ago, Artic ‘expert’ Dr. Wieslaw Maslowski predicted that there would be no ice in the Arctic in summer 2013. He was concerned that “our projection of 2013 is already too conservative.”
In other global warming news, Colorado is fucking cold lately. I tried putting insulation on our garage doors over the weekend to try to minimize the incoming cold; the foamboard adhesive froze and the insulation fell off.
For a few years now it’s been obvious that solar scientists were pissed off at the Sun because it just refused to act the way it’s acted. They kept predicting shit and it kept not happening.
So they’re finally admitting it.
“Robert Lee Hotz reports in the WSJ that current solar activity is stranger than it has been in a century or more. The sun is producing barely half the number of sunspots as expected, and its magnetic poles are oddly out of sync.
Admitting you have a problem is the first step in fixing it.
Now if we could just convince them to at least think about the idea that the Sun might have some effect on the temperature of the Earth…
One side effect of Global Worming I don’t mind below the fold (more…)
You know, besides looking into it,
So we’ve all heard Gorequemada warning us about Gaia throwing plagues of hurricanes, tornadoes, drought, flooding, the Nile turning to bloo…. oops, scratch that last one. Different religion.
So as the current conventional wisdom is that global worming is going to pause for 20 more years (spoiler alert: That’s just as “scientific” as global worming, the Sun isn’t acting the way it’s acted for the last couple hundred years and it’s freaking scientists out) we see that tornadoes are happening at a very low rate. and so are hurricanes.
So CO2 is increasing yet the temperature is decreasing and all their dire warnings are just not coming true.
So what would real scientists do when faced with these facts? Admit they need to refine their hypothesis or scrap it altogether and go to Cabo to study the effects of pina colodas on college students for a little while.
But not global warmmongers, they lie.
A leaked draft of an IPCC report due in 2014 shows how climate change is already affecting food security around the world. -
You see, just because the planet’s been cooling, and is showing no signs of warming in the near future, that doesn’t mean that all that starvation and famine and drought and stuff doesn’t need a $trillion of American money.
Hey, without the USSR, Russia kind of broke and China cheap bastids, it’s hard to run a Thirld-World dictatorship hellhole these days while still filling up Swiss bank accounts, if they don’t have enough starving people they won’t get Alyssa Milano to earnestly ask me for money.
Okay, that’s funny.
Russia’s top investigative agency said Tuesday it will prosecute Greenpeace activists on piracy charges
Putin is messing with Obama and Greenpeace.
He’s a man after my own heart, too bad he’s such a budding Tsar/Bond-Villain.
H/T a friend of mine. You don’t know him and I’d like to keep it that way.
Apparently the Sun is still messing with us.
Predictions that 2013 would see an upsurge in solar activity and geomagnetic storms disrupting power grids and communications systems have proved to be a false alarm. Instead, the current peak in the solar cycle is the weakest for a century.
First, I don’t know if I believe their, “100 year low”. We have not had good measuring devices for 100 years, only for the last 30-50 or so, so anything before then is guess-work based on what we would call shoddy data today.
100 years ago tolerances of 100th of an inch were extreme, today, machinists say, ‘Tenths” to mean “one ten thousandth of an inch” because that’s the standard and it’s easier than saying “one ten thousandth” all the time. For precision measuring instruments the tolerances are ever tighter.
So in other words, 100 years ago the margin of error was at least 1,000 times greater than today. (edited to make sense)
We also had crappy telescopes 100 years ago, they didn’t have the resolution or all the deluxe filters and computers looking at the data. You put a dark piece of almost opaque wax paper over the telescope and looked at the Sun and wrote down your findings on paper, Computers can look directly at the Sun and filter it out without any human even looking at it until the data is all crunched. They might have seen two sunspots at different times and thought it was the same one or they might have seen one sunspot 4 times in different stages of its rotation and thought it was 4. They just couldn’t track them the way we can today.
Saying that, it’s still darn low. In 2010 I said that by 2012 Al Gore would start talking about the coming ice age caused by
global wormin…climate change. I’m wondering if I should have given them a couple extra years.If it happens by 2015 I’m calling that a win.
Scientists keep saying, “Any day now the Sun will restart and watch out!” and yet, the Sun keeps not restarting. But they authoritatively state what’s going to happen. I’m waiting for them to start saying the Sun has shut off and WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!! right before the Sun restarts.
And that’s why I don’t watch science shows on cable. They keep authoritatively stating that such and so is FACT!!!!, when they don’t really know.
40 years ago dinosaurs were cold-blooded and slow. No caveats, just stated as a fact. 20 years ago they became warm-blooded and fast. Again, no, “This is what we think…” but “This is what is…” I’m hoping in 10 or 20 years they become mammalian precursors to the platypus, and that’s why they laid eggs. That’ll be funny.
Salt is good for you, bad for you, good for you, bad for you……Eggs are good for you, bad for you, good for you, bad for you. All stated authoritatively.
In today’s politicized science climate, you can’t even trust them to say what’s actually happening, much less what’s going to happen.
Update, I forgot the part about the title, so I’m sticking it in here later.
Let’s get that ozone hole bigger*! We need the heat!!!
*I still think the whole “freon makes the ozone hole bigger!!” was bullshit. The ozone hole fluctuates naturally and getting rid of freon only made our A/Cs less efficient. Which was the whole fucking point. Green Science is neither, its goal is to reduce our standard of living.
They’re like the monks in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, walking around hitting themselves in the face with boards. Except they hit me in the face instead of themselves.
I’ve actually been too busy to birl the tubes, I was veeshired. I also changed the title, I always get that wrong.
Let’s start with some “Smirt Daplomacy” stuff.
Lebanese acting kinda scares as they laugh at Obama arming jihadis in Syria.
Great quote, you know they’re just shaking their heads and laughing/cringing.
The United States backed “the coalition’s vision for a tolerant, inclusive Syria that respects the rights of all Syrians.
After noting that the guy people trusted said, “I’m outta here”.
In Egypt, some more of that brillyents,
Islamic hard-liners stormed a mosque in suburban Cairo, turning it into torture chamber for Christians who had been demonstrating against the ruling Muslim Brotherhood
Now we see why Christians are now the most oppressed religion, Muslims have killed or ejected all the Jews, now they’re working on Christians.
So as Syria is a nightmare, Egypt is becoming a nightmare and the Palestinians continue their rocket and mortar attacks on Israel, the AP knows who’s to blame. Do you really need me to tell you?
This surprises me.
Recent photographs show workers in Saudi Arabia demolishing some of the oldest sections of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, London’s Independent reports.
Not even Press TV (official Iranian mouthpiece, like MSNBC but they show the other side sometimes) is covering it.
I’m not surprised the grievance mongers who bash the Israelis for planting olives on the 13th holiest site in Islam are quiet, but since it appears Syria is a heat-up of the war between Iran (Hezbollah, Assad) and Saudi Arabia (al Quaeda, various, other terrorists), I’d expect Iran to make some noises. Huh.
I did notice this when I clicked.
An Egyptian minister says direct flights in the form of charter flights will resume between Iran and Egypt within the coming weeks.
More jihadis for Egypt! Yay. Dudes probably kept blowing up when they had to make a connection. I know it usually pisses me off.
I didn’t have enough time for more overseas, I do have a bunch of hilarity in this one so just a couple, domestic, WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!!! or at least GO TO THE GULAG!!!!
It seems awfully early in the election cycle to get people riled up on gay marriage, for both sides. I know the Supreme Court is taking it up, it’s going to be interesting.
From the I Used To Live There files, VA has a voter ID law. Racist! I mean, just cuz you need an ID for everything else it’s racist to require it for voting!
Via the Puppy Blender, Moe Lane notices Obama’s tool responding to a tweet from a fictitious congress-critter.
Kinda puts that threatening tweet at the Norks in perspective.
Cruz birthers are going to be a hoot. I mean, the mental contortions of making fun of Obama birthers while being a Cruz birther will be infuriatingly funny, which is not as good as funny but better than infuriating.
Via Jay we see unions acting like their fine, Wisconsin brothers. So some cops are letting good behavior prisoners out to do work, ala the guy from Shawshank, but he just has them do stuff around the town like painting the police station and shoveling walks. So the unions are all, “Hey! That’s union work!”, I guess their wives don’t make apple pies stuffed with hundred dollar bills.
But, as jay notes, there’s one problem.
The head of Arlington’s Housing Authority says, because of budget cuts, his agency would not have been able to hire the job out anyway.
Mudderpocking sonsomabatching iceholes.
Via the Jawas, Help a Brother Out. Dude’s selling his autographed picture of Jim Carrey to buy a gun. He’s up to $444 now, that’s pretty darn close to a Glock to scare good ole’ Jim. I’d love to see him get enough to buy the gun Mr Gabby Giffords was gonna buy. That would be funny.
Rush Limbaugh needs to get a fund going for buses to Mexico so the DHS can dump them and not pay for transportation back to Mexico. Airfare to the Europeans might be too expensive, but if we started a fund….
A little global warmmongering humor. Global worming is hitting Europe so hard,
Ornithologists have reported that migratory birds coming from the south have turned back.
I picture Daffy Duck saying, “Fuck that.”
The swallows will be back in Capistrano next year. And you know it’s going to be caused by Global Worming!
Russian scientists are predicting an ice age based on the Sun not doing what it’s supposed to be doing. I don’t know if I believe it, we just don’t have a long enough baseline for how the Sun is supposed to act, but…
That might be better than an asteroid. It would be a targeted disaster. Leftist nitwits hardest hit, people with brains enough to go south out of the cold would have a good chance (Hello from sunny Arizona!).
Then the Mexicans will suddenly think a wall is a great thing as Abrams and Bradleys go strolling across the Sonoran desert and the Rio Grande.
Last, and most freaky, via that guy who better hope he’s a lumberjack if he lives near the glaciers we get this bit of optic delusion.