Wednesday, November 22, 2017

                   I  HAVE A  BAD  FEELING  ABOUT  THIS

Two red & elongated objects of ~ 108 meter Radius & ~10 To 1 Axis Ratio  
The upper one is  described  in the current issue of Nature:

A brief visit from a red and extremely elongated interstellar asteroid

WUWTs take on it matches the eccenticity of its hyperbolic orbit-

'Light-curve observations indicate that the object has an extreme oblong shape, with a 10:1 axis ratio and a mean radius of 102±4 m,'
'Since its discovery ‘Oumuamua has faded from view. The object’s rapidly increasing distance from the Earth and Sun now makes it too faint to be studied by even the largest telescopes.
“Needless to say, we dropped everything so we could quickly point the Gemini telescopes at this object immediately after its discovery,” said Gemini Director Laura Ferrarese who coordinated the Gemini South observations for Meech’s group.
“What we found was a rapidly rotating object, at least the size of a football field, that changed in brightness quite dramatically,” according to Meech. “This change in brightness hints that ‘Oumuamua could be more than 10 times longer than it is wide – something which has never been seen in our own Solar System,” according to Meech.

‘Oumuamua shares similarities with small objects in the outer Solar System, especially the distant worlds of the Kuiper Belt – a region of rocky, frigid worlds far beyond Neptune. “While study of ‘Oumuamua’s colors shows that this body shares characteristics with both Kuiper Belt objects and organic-rich comets and trojan asteroids,” says Meech, “its orbital path says it comes from far beyond.”

Monday, November 20, 2017

                               UNDER  THE  GLACIER  AGAIN


Having  blown its frozen top in 1362,  and again in 1727, ice-covered Öræfajökull,  Iceland's largest active volcano, is rumbling once again. Media Watch notes that the last unpronounceable Icelandic volcano to spew ash and ground  planes all over northern Europe also turned the thoughts of  antipodean talk radio to the climate wars :

Talking to Australia's Coal Coast on 2BC Sydney, Jason Morrison said: ... this morning I'm driving to work and flicking around on the radio and I hear someone say, 'Isn't it amazing how much carbon pollution is going to be saved from getting into the atmosphere because all those planes won't be flying because the volcano's erupting... They're kidding aren't they? So I thought I'd try to get you some facts.— Radio 2GB, The Jason Morrison Drive Show, 19th April, 2010

Morrison, who's deeply sceptical about human-induced global warming, as for some facts from facts from Queensland mining geologist  Professor Ian Plimer, who's even more deeply sceptical.:

Prof. Ian Plimer: ... we humans only put out about three per cent of the annual emissions of carbon dioxide. The rest comes from all sorts of other things, including volcanoes.— Radio 2GB, The Jason Morrison Drive Show, 19th April, 2010

But volcanogist  expert Dr Fred Jourdan of Curtin University objected:

... it has been shown by the US Geological Survey that current emissions from volcanoes are being dwarfed by human emissions to a ratio of 1/130...— Response from Fred Jourdan (Prof. of Applied Geology, Curtin University of Technology), 28th April, 2010
The numbers talk- run them  and you'll find human greenhouse emissions run a hundred and thirty times greater in a given year than all the volcanoes on earth

But never  one to be upstaged  by a jumbo jet, Professor Plimer,  who is Australia's preeminent Creationist- basher,  went  on deliver a sermon of his own:

Prof. Ian Plimer: The very fact that we see this great plume of particles going into the atmosphere is telling us there's a huge amount of greenhouse gas being released from this volcano, unpronounceable volcano.— Radio 2GB, The Jason Morrison Drive Show, 19th April, 2010

At which Jason Morrison  harrumphed so much for all those warmists who think puny humans can have an effect on the world's climate:

Jason Morrison: ... and I just, I wonder what this does to all their theories?

Prof. Ian Plimer: It completely stuffs them, we know that.
— Radio 2GB, The Jason Morrison Drive Show, 19th April, 2010

Which inspired another Australian talking head to  chat up Plimer and opine:

Keva Gocher: The volcanic eruption would eclipse any carbon emissions released by man. Now that was one of the intriguing statements I recall geologist Ian Plimer making at his Monaro climate change conference organised last year by the local group Monaro farming systems.— ABC Radio Rural Report, South East NSW, 21st April, 2010

Prof. Ian Plimer: ... the human emission is very, very small. One single big volcano can actually completely change the whole carbon dioxide budget. We have to look at this in perspective.— ABC Radio Rural Report, South East NSW, 21st April, 2010

Really?  Dr Jourdan proceeded to do some actual research, and concluded:

The eruption in Iceland emitted a fairly small amount of CO2. In fact most recent estimates show that the flights that were grounded by the eruption would have emitted about twice as much CO2 as the volcano itself.— Response from Fred Jourdan (Prof. of Applied Geology, Curtin University of Technology), 30th April, 2010

At the time of Dr. Jourdan's writing, April, 2010:


"European aviation industry's daily CO2 output completely dominates poor Eyjafjallajökull with a daily tally of 344,109 tons of CO2 per day. Compared to the volcano's 15,000 tons."

It rurns out  in the end that  at the height of the   Eyjafjallajökull  eruption,  the volcano puffed out  a scant 150,000 tonnes a day of  CO2--  Less  than half the emission of the  air  transport it grounded .

It also led to some television fireworks:

Friday, November 17, 2017




Opportunity to Advertise on an Iceberg
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

                       AUDITING  THE  AFGHAN  HOCKEYSTICK


Just think what  The Gas of Life  could do with some glyphosate 
& non-catastrophic anthropogenic global warming thrown in!  
Where would  The Opiod Crisis  be without it?
When will the EPA nominate Peabody Coal for the
Presidential Medal of CO2 Science ?


Monday, November 13, 2017



Delingpole: All Hail Trump

Yay! Be proud, America and relish your splendid isolation! You are, officially, the only nation ...which hasn’t signed up to the Paris Climate Accord...
America, Land of the Free – the last bastion of common sense, the final redoubt of Western Civilization in a world all but overwhelmed by the green lunacy of the Climate Industrial Complex...
It doesn’t matter that President Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord, these quislings are now claiming: individual U.S. cities and states can go ahead and decarbonize their economies, for all the world as if it were that crooked uranium saleswoman sitting in the Oval Office instead of the Donald...Green bloviators like ex-Mayor Bloomberg, Governor Moonbeam and the rest are, in other words, just a bunch of virtue-signalling charlatans...

Not to worry about polar bears: an update 

Susan J. Crockford

Friday, November 10, 2017



Thursday, November 9, 2017

                  THE  NIGHT  OF  THE  LIVING  DEATH  STAR


Astronomers find a ‘Zombie’ star that lived and died – twice

                                THREAT  OR  MENACE ?

Representative Posey of  Washington posed these questions to the panel of witnesses at  the House Science Committee's  November 8 hearing on geoengineering:
"How would it compare to the risks of bioengineering and  nanotechnologies?" 
"Any hard evidence on the effect that of subsurface activity has on the atmosphere?  
I mean we know what ended the last ice age. 
It was an asteroid strike which basically  created the Gulf of Mexico, and darkened out the Earth for many, many years, and allowed it to freeze over. 
There are some conditions that exist here now that have the potential to recreate that catastrophe. What if then -- some of the research I've seen at Yellowstone, the big volcano in the Azores that they say will cause a 100 foot high tsunami, you know?  
Your thoughts on how that will affect us."

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

                                       AGNATOLOGY  WATCH


The Federal Climate Science Report Is Bunk;

Trump Must Fire All the Charlatans Responsible

Needless to say the report is bull from start to finish.
In a moment I shall thoroughly debunk it.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

                                         STRIKE  A MATCH

‘Deceptive’ Op-Ed Ignores Data Showing Natural Gas Has Greatly Improved U.S. Air Quality

Just in time for Halloween, the Associated Press facilitated some classic “Keep It in the Ground” fear-mongering Tuesday by publishing an op-ed  penned by Texas A&M University professor Gunnar Schade that essentially claims the shale boom has damaged U.S. air quality over the past 10 years.

Monday, November 6, 2017


First Lady  Melania Trump  said she enjoyed her time in Japan ... at  a  primary school where she had a brief  lesson  in calligraphy. 


CNN reported
At the sight of the 200 or so uniformed students assembled to greet her in the school’s gymnasium, Trump’s face lit up — she high-fived them, was drowned in hugs and posed for a group photo,  where, like the kids, she made a peace sign with her two fingers 


The climate sign was selected through a collaborative process powered by a team of students from a university network including Stanford, UC Berkeley, Georgetown, the University of Southern California, UC Northridge, and the Monterey Institute of International Studies. 

Individuals around the globe contributed their ideas for the proposed hand sign, as shown on the left.

Organizations and individuals in 50 countries were consulted on the top dozen hand signs for feedback on cultural appropriateness.

With six hand signs remaining, thirteen advisory committee members from top environmental organizations and branding agencies contributed their thoughts on which sign should be chosen, 



Another nest of ‘scientific’ haters goes dark

You may remember “ScienceBlogs’ The official party line (according to Wikipedia) was:
ScienceBlogs was an invitation-only blog network and virtual community. It was created by Seed Media Group in 2006 to enhance the public understanding of science.
As a result of the free rein given to bloggers... bloggers on the network sometimes got into arguments with each other over a series of posts.
 He routinely deviated from science topics into attack mode...I decided some years back it was time to ignore him after this poll was conducted: Reader poll – should I sue the pants off Greg Laden?
My decision then was to ignore him, and the decision was a good one. His blog died in the vacuum that followed. Nobody cared anymore what he had to say.
Another blog at ScienceBlogs, “Deltoid”, run by Tim Lambert, met a similar fate, but much earlier on. It seems Tim crossed the line one day on a climate opinion, and smeared a respectable journalist, and that journalist decided to fight back, hard. I had some behind-the-scenes involvement in that..
Last but not least, let us not forget “science blogger” William Connolley, the copious ever-present Wikipedia climate bully-editor, who got himself suspended from Wikipedia for multiple violations.  continues as a respected Wiki syndic despites intensive WikiTrolling by  Watts; fanboys.

 It seems this post was prescient:
Yep, his “science blog” is dead and as far as I know, nobody attended the funeral.

So much for “Taking science by the throat“.
Moral of this story: hate isn’t marketable.


A Discussion on the Absence of a  Measurable Greenhouse Effect
Joseph E Postma, M.Sc. Astronomy 
An Original Publication of Principia Scientific International
A contextual flaw underlying the interpretation of a back-radiative greenhouse effect is identified. Real-time empirical data from a climate measurement station is used to observe the influence of the “greenhouse effect” on the temperature profiles. The conservation of heat energy ordinary differential equation with the inclusion of the “greenhouse effect” is developed, which informs us of the temperature profile we expect to see when a “greenhouse effect” is present. 

No “greenhouse effect” is observed in the measured data. The latent heats of H2O are identified as the only real heat-trapping phenomenon and are modelled. 

A discussion on the existence of universal principles is used to explain why simplistic arguments cannot be used as justification for the greenhouse effect...If you placed yourself out into the woods, naked and with no tools, what would you do?  What would an animal do?  An animal would just start sniffing around and eating whatever smelled eatable.

But a human wouldn’t do that. The first thing a human would do is start changing the local environment, by building a shelter, by fashioning bodily coverings, by using sharp rocks and learning how to create sharp rocks for cutting, by using vines to tie things together, by figuring out how to store water and food, by making sharply-pointed sticks for hunting, by making a controlled fire for various purposes, etc.  

All of man’s actions for fundamental survival are based  on changing the environment. If man is not supposed to change the environment, then it means that man is not supposed to exist, 

Stanford Professor Sues Skeptical Scientists For $10M Published on 

Written by Dr Judith Curry
Mannian litigation gone wild. — Steve McIntyre. 
Details given by Michael Schellenberger in Environmental Progress:
JC reflections
Well, I am just speechless.  Alice Dreger summed it up with this tweet
This is batshit.

Friday, November 3, 2017


RUSH: November 4th... on this program. Back then, I, your host, as a descriptive tool, created for your visualizing  The Four Corners of Deceit  in our culture that altogether combined, suffice to lie to students and the American people. 

The Four Corners of Deceit are government, academia, science, and the media...
I pointed out ... that one of the things the left in this country attempts to do is to codify elements of their ideology as science. Liberalism is science, and therefore it’s irrefutable. Science is what is. Science allows for no agreement. Once science says something, then that something is, and you can’t refute it and you can’t disagree with it. 
You can, but you would be a kook. This is one of the techniques that the left has used. Global warming is nothing more than the left’s political ideology. It’s nothing more than one of the planks of their grand design, but they codify it as science so it’s indisputable.  I’m talking about the way that they interact and impose things on the low-information crowd. 
Global warming, many other things are attempted and achieved this way. Codify liberalism as science, therefore making it irrefutable, making it inarguable. But in the case of global warming, it’s failed, everybody knows it’s a hoax. Well, not everybody, but a growing number do. 
Now, up until the global warming hoax, science had almost total credibility.  If somebody was a scientist and said something, it was automatically believed.  Just the way, by the way, journalists used to be believed.  Make no mistake, 

                                     THERE  HE  GOES  AGAIN

What You Won’t Find in the New National Climate Assessment

Guest essay by Dr. Pat Michaels
Under the U.S. Global Change Research Act of 1990, the federal government has been charged with producing large National Climate Assessments (NCA), and today the most recent iteration has arrived. It is typical of these sorts of documents–much about how the future of mankind is doomed to suffer through increasingly erratic weather and other tribulations. It’s also missing a few tidbits of information that convincingly argue that everything in it with regard to upcoming 21st century climate needs to be taken with a mountain of salt.
The projections in the NCA are all based upon climate models. If there is something big that is systematically wrong with them, then the projections aren’t worth making or believing.

U.S. Report Says Humans Cause Climate Change, Contradicting Top Trump Officials

Smoke rose from trees burned in a wildfire in Wrightwood, Calif., last year. A report from 13 federal agencies says extreme weather events have cost the United States $1.1 trillion since 1980.CreditJonathan Alcorn/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images 
WASHINGTON — Directly contradicting much of the Trump administration’s position on climate change, 13 federal agencies unveiled an exhaustive scientific report on Friday that says humans are the dominant cause of the global temperature rise that has created the warmest period in the history of civilization.
Over the past 115 years global average temperatures have increased 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit, leading to record-breaking weather events and temperature extremes, the report says. The global, long-term warming trend is “unambiguous,” it says, and there is “no convincing alternative explanation” that anything other than humans — the cars we drive, the power plants we operate, the forests we destroy — are to blame.
The report was approved for release by the White House, but the findings come as the Trump administration is defending its climate change policies. The United Nations convenes its annual climate change conference next week in Bonn, Germany, and the American delegation is expected to face harsh criticism over President Trump’s decision to walk away from the 195-nation Paris climate accord and top administration officials’ stated doubts about the causes and impacts of a warming planet.
“This report has some very powerful, hard-hitting statements that are totally at odds with senior administration folks and at odds with their policies,” said Philip B. Duffy, president of the Woods Hole Research Center. “It begs the question, where are members of the administration getting their information from? They’re obviously not getting it from their own scientists.”
While there were pockets of resistance to the report in the Trump administration, according to climate scientists involved in drafting the report, there was little appetite for a knockdown fight over climate change among Mr. Trump’s top advisers, who are intensely focused on passing a tax reform bill — an effort they think could determine the fate of his presidency.