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
It’s freaking confusing out there.
You’ve all seen the vid (or at least, saw a link to the vid with some commentary) of the State Dept. Spokestool being unsure as to whether the ambassador to Argentina speaks Spanish. Since we don’t click links here, and why it’s confusing, that vid is being touted by the RNC?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!
Is the GOP going to get some brains and some balls? I mean, the whole idea is absurd on the face of it, but….. stranger things have happened.
Like the USPS explaining how they need to be loansharks(PDF warning).
Like most gov’t publications, it starts with a typo.
Providing Non-Bank Financial Services for the Underserved
Providing Non-Bank Financial Services for the Undeserving
They are talking about people who can’t/don’t have a bank account.
From the link.
some 68 million adults. They are an economically diverse mix of working and middle class families, poor and unemployed people hurt by the recent economic crisis, young people,immigrants, and others who are trying to make it paycheck to paycheck. Together, they represent a huge market. In 2012, they spent about $89 billion just on interest and fees for alternative financial services.
They want to take advantage of the chaos created by Obama and become Pay Day Loans.
I’m confused on this one. It’s a gov’t tax on the poor and/or stupid, an undertaxed segment (only the lottery so far as I know), so I should be fer it.
On the other hand, I don’t know if the gov’t needs to get involved in that bottom-feeding industry, so I’m kind of agin it, especially since the gov’t played such a huge role in embiggening that market.
On the gripping hand (carpe scrotum), it’s the gov’t, how efficient will they be? They’ll charge 200% interest and the program will still be in the red in about a week, so I really should be agin it.
On a fourth hand, is it Constitutional? Can the USPS ( or indeed, any gov’t agency) be pay day loans?
Yeah, I know that last one is only a mental exercise not anything that has to do with the real world, but I always like posing that question to myself and trying to find justification for my position in wording of the Constitution.
Related but not really confusing (except that people don’t notice it)
I like the mention of the “middle class” there. The Obama admin always has one of two things in any bit (often both), the “Middle Class” and “Infrastructure”.
The Farm Bill is a bill of giving money to anybody who can convince the gov’t that the gov’t needs to give them money to not grow food and now with added food stamps. So how does Obama characterize it as he’s signing it?
A jobs bill, an innovation bill, an infrastructure bill, a conservation bill, a research bill. It’s like a Swiss Army knife,”
It is, of course, none of those things. Well, except the Swiss Army Knife, it’s a diverse grouping of generally unrelated things, briberies instead of tools of course.
He worked “working families” in, but ignored the middle class. So I guess that’s sort of confusing.
Didn’t we win the Cold War? Wasn’t Soviet communism pretty much thoroughly discredited when the USSR collapsed? Don’t we all remember the murderousness of the Iron Curtain?
NBC Calls Communism “One of Modern History’s Pivotal Experiments” During Sochi Olympics Intro Video…
Hilarious. But calling a Democrat a “socialist” or a “communist” is Verboten!
Doesn’t Geraldo still claim to be a journalist? I think so, but here we have Geraldo giving O’Reilly a hard time for being disrespectful to Geraldo’s Teleprompter Jesus for asking him questions that were about actual issues instead of a fawning suck-fest. Among other things, O’Reilly dared to mention in a question that Obama was once a Community Organizer.
I’ll admit, I’ve only watched a few seconds of the video, I can take O’Reilly for short periods, I can often listen to his whole opening pontification for instance, but I cannot take Geraldo for more than .24 seconds no matter how hard I try.
I do enjoy watching him get his nose broken, but I don’t watch the clips anymore because I don’t watch Springer and I didn’t watch Jerry Rivers and all the clips show the run-up and don’t focus enough on him getting hit in the face with a chair.
Lebanese still confused about the Party of God. The NGO here is a Lebanese one.
a group of humanitarian NGO workers were leaving … the target of frequent, sometimes fatal shelling by Syrian regime …, they might well have imagined they were putting the day’s danger behind them and heading for safer terrain.
If so, however, that illusion was dispelled when their van – clearly marked with the logo of (their NGO) …an ad hoc checkpoint manned by plain-clothed gunmen …
Ordered out of the vehicle, the five of them were detained for six hours, …subjected to hostile interrogation and even beating. Some, indeed, were left with “serious injuries,” …
… Halabi told NOW it was “obvious” it was Hezbollah,
You idiots, the people you wanted to go to war against The Joooooooooos went to war with al Quaeda instead.
Since al Quaeda likes truck bombs and suicide bombers too and they’re not nearly as squeamish and polite as the Jews, the Party of God has had to get rougher and rougher in Lebanon because that’s how they tighten security, they’re fucking terrorists.
Holy crap, this is unbelievable, I never realized how absurd Mann’s hockey stick bullshittery actually is. He used tree ring data for previous centuries and then…
At the precise moment when the tree-ring proxies and actual temperatures are in near perfect agreement on a decades-long cooling trend, Mann dumps the tree rings and moves to “observed temperatures” – which have been conveniently revised upward from when they were originally observe
Seriously? I knew he altered data to get his graph, but I didn’t realize also threw out/ignored other data that was related to the data he was using.
How did actual scientists go along with that?
Every global warmmoner needs to be shunned by anybody and everybody who thinks science should not be used to enrich assholes and empower politicians, further, every idiot who smugly told anybody ever that the Science Is Settled should forevermore shut up about anything scientific.
As FrnakJ said the other day,
Science is is the best guesses based on current data made by extremely fallible humans. That’s all it is and ever will be
Science never settles. No question is ever answered once and forever. That’s a fantasy by people who’ve turned science into a magic religion.
Obama’s Twitter feed has these twits (accurate description added)
225 years ago today: George Washington was elected to be the first president of the United States.
With this picture.
He makes Narcissus look empathic.
It’s too bad America has become Echo.
Via DougM at everybody’s favorite ‘istan, SondraK
Meant to say, click over, they do Rollover Fun!! over there. I don’t intertube that well, I can’t even get a screen grab.
Is Twitter making you STUPID? Social networking sites are making it hard for people to think for themselves
Ummm, no. Methinks they’re confusing cause and effect. Thinking for yourself has been out of fashion for quite a while now, Twitter is just where people can advertise it.
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.
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.
We’ve been seeing a lot of people scratching their heads and wondering why our self-proclaimed “Elite” are so fucking willfully-ignorant.
Well, FrnakJ explained it all in a scientifical analysis of the left almost 10 years ago.
Most people stop at formal operational thought, but there is a lesser known fifth stage(3) that some reach and become trapped in called postoperational thought. This is when one’s mind becomes so overtaken by navel gazing and hypotheticals completely divorced from experience that his or her mental acuity now operates barely above the senorimotor stage. It’s a special state of stupidity that only the most intelligent can reach. To give an example, let’s say there is a tree lying in one’s path. If it were a simple creature approaching the tree, such as a dog, it would walk around the tree, not knowing of any other option. But, a very intelligent person in the postoperational thought stage could, using his vast intelligence, explain away the existence of the tree and walk right into it. A great intellect is required to be that dumb.
RTWT, it’s funny and spot on.
He’s been the laughtrack of the Funniest End Of Civilization Ever for a long time. He doesn’t just make you laugh, he explains how screwed we are while he’s doing it.
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.