Monday, December 24, 2012

                          Welcome back to the future, Mr. Watts !

RECOVERING WATTS  FANS  CAN  VIEW A   FEW HUNDRED  MORE  THINGS  WILLARD  DOESN'T  WANT  RECALLED BY CLICKING THE VV  LOGO AT THE TOP .


Sunday, January 3, 2016

   Top  20 Reasons To Leave Climate Blog Commenting  Turned  Off

                                                       1. Jay Lehr Ph.D.
Hydrologist turned Heartland Institute Science Director who speaks  with   great  authority  on the hockey stick fraud and global warming hoax,  having been convicted and jailed for defrauding the EPA of $200,000 of the taxpayer's money.


2. 'Chief Hydrologist'
A Simpsons fan whose WUWT? handle  celebrates  the segue of Sideshow Bob's younger brother  from hydrologist to criminal  mastermind, vividly recalling the career trajectory of  Heartland Science Director Lehr.

3. Prof. Oliver K. Manuel
Cold fusion chemist whose theory that the sun is a ball of ironwas celebrated by Watts and the Heartland Institute until his arrest for child molestation.

4. Piers Corbyn
Labor  Party  supremo  Jeremy Corbyn's  less  intelligent  older brother.  The  global cooling  prognosticator's more impressive publications  include a  magisterial  Geographical Journal RGS  survey of  the  size  of the pebbles  on  Chesil Beach,  and DIY instructions  for a  brine-filled  barometer.  He believes the sun causes earthquakes.

5.  The Sky Dragons
Editorial  Collective formed to praise the  Lord for  CO2  and  deny the reality of atmospheric radiative equilibrium.  Claes Johnson stirs the  pseudoscience pot,  while  pseudo-lawyer John O’Sullivan touts the CD on Dominionist evangelical TV.  Former acolytes include Watts.

6. Harry Dale Huffman
Adiabat hobbyist whose denial of the greenhouse effect by eliding lapse rate data from Venus and Earth  has been eclipsed by his theory that space aliens altered the shape of the Australian continent to make it resemble an upside-down sheepdog.  You can't make these things up.

7. William Hunt Author of 'Global Warming Challenged,  which enjoyed  WUWT  endorsement until Watts actually read it and discovered its claim that :
Prior to the Little Ice Age, most of the areas where today’s core samples are taken, were not covered with ice. The ice that scientists have stated is hundreds of thousands of years old can be no more than a maximum of 650 years in age“ 
8. Doug Cotton 
Monomaniac whose unique non-GHG-based warming theory other wannabe Newtons can peruse at  Prinicipia Scientific Internationalwhich claims reconstructed Victorian lab gear proves CO2 isn't a greenhouse gas.

9. Dr.  James Wanliss 
In  Resisting  the  Green  Dragon: Dominion, Not Death  the 'Christian physicist ...explores and  corrects the religious and scientific errors of the radical Green movement'

10. Stefan “The Denier” Mikitch
Australian gulag survivor who denies the geochemical cycle of carbon on the grounds that methane must stay underground, because its molecular weight is greater than  atomic nitrogen or oxygen. His 'METHANEGATE' website advocates imprisoning those who disagree.

 11. Arno Arrack
Self published author of “What Warming?” His Forword  to the book whines about rejection by Nature and Science while citing the good and great Trofim Lysenko in support of his work.

12. David Legates, Ph.D.Author of  Putting Out the Dragon’s Fire on Global Warming. Appointed as Delaware State Climatologist  at Gov. Pete DuPont's request. 

13. Herman Alexander Pope
Retired NASA scientist turned epigrammatic bore:
When the Arctic is liquid, Earth is cooling 
When the Arctic is ice, Earth is warming 
This is the Thermostat of Earth
Shares Roy Spencer's view that excess CO2 in the atmosphere can't be from human activity.

14. Joachim Seifert                                  
Barely intelligible eastern European crank whose secret theory of climate change may or may not  relate to solar variations. If you really want to find out you must purchase his pamphlet in the original German from Amazon. ISBN number, 978-3-86805-604-4  $50 a pop.

15. Girma Orssengo
Obsessive programmer who endlessly reposts a single horizintal line graph that uses data scale compression to render the last 150 years of global warming invisible
   
16. Mike Haseler
Highly original Scottish author of the theory that photons are an elitist hoax:                            “Over time I realised that: 
 1. There is no need for the idea of a “photon”. 
 2. That none of the raw evidence requires “photons”. 
 3. That the wave-particle theory of light is anti-scientific "

17. Professor Nicola Scafetta
Duke physicist who asks: Does the Sun work as a nuclear fusion amplifier of planetary tidal forcing? ” No, Nicola, it really, really does not.

18. Bob Tisdale
Data analyst who  thinks  barometer variation explains ocean warming, but somehow can’t explain  exactly how  to the  long-suffering  referees of the A, B, C, D, E & F-list scientific journals that have serially rejected his submissions.

19. Myrrh
Antipodaen ridiculer of Climate-Philosophers in ye 3rd person:
So first Myrrh is saying that the greenhouse gases water/carbon dioxide cool the Earth by taking away the heat from the surface of the Earth through the Water Cycle and it is this cycle which has been expunged from the AGW world to pretend that greenhouse gases warm the Earth...          Hopefully a Poe.
20. Spartacusisfree (AKA  mydogsgotnonose, AKA AlecM )
Engineer with sock puppet issues who claims that the radiative properties of CO2 don’t apply to the atmosphere:
There is absolutely no experimental proof of any CO2…I became a ‘denier’ after I concluded there were 5 errors in IPCC physics. 
I may be mad, bad and deluded, but I want a second option because I’m a scientist who believes no-one.”

Hat tip to Whut for surfacing half of these desparadoes in 2013 !

THE  TITANIC  PAUSE  CRACK-UP



 A  MINOR  DELINGPOLE  MALFUNCTION

  James Delingpole     Paris  premier of     CLIMATE HUSTLE    7-12-2015       Bob Carter

Sick Warmists Gloat Over Death Of Climate Hero Bob Carter
By JAMES DELINGPOLE         Breitbart              22  Jan   2016
Sick Green activists have been gloating over the death of Bob Carter, the heroic climate sceptic geologist who died of a heart attack earlier this week.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Monckton Deserts Tea Party, Proposes 1.2% Global Warming Tax

Speaking in Doha, Lord Monckton has justified an annual expenditure of $1.4 Trillion a year to curb rising global temperatures.

According to the noted psephologist and shirtmaker's analysis, expenditure of $ 317 trillon  to fight cimate change between now and 2020 would be largely wasted:

" it comes out at 317 trillion dollars in cash...that's 59% of global GDP just to forestall 1/6 of a Celsius warming between now and 2020... This gives you a 48 fold multiple of the cost of action now, aganst the cost, according to Stern, of not taking action now and waiting until later."
Dividing $317,000,000,000,000 or 59% of GDP  by the viscount's 48-fold discount yields a global justified action expenditure tax  of 1.22%, or  $ 6.6 Trillion, which amounts to some $825,000,000,000 a year to do something, rather than nothing, to forestall radiative bracket creep from fossil fuel burning.

To put such an enormous figure in perspective, it would be enough to provide every man on Earth with four Monckton shirts and an autographed copy of the viscount's Daily Telegraph sudoku collection annually.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

AND NOW FOR SOME REAL CLIMATE SCIENCE !


Wherein Raymond Pierrehumbert, honnete homme, teaches you everything  CFACT does not want you to know, and which you will never learn from WUWT--

Monday, December 3, 2012

THE 'ROID RAGING STORM

As Sandy came roaring ashore, Bloomberg's Eric Pooley  blamed the wild weather on Roid Rage : “We can’t say that steroids caused any one home run by Barry Bonds, but steroids sure helped him hit more and hit them farther. Now we have weather on steroids."And it seems, weathermen too--it's hard to tell some from professional wrestlers, like Fox TV & Heartland Institute  stalwart   Joe Bastardi


Joe tells us to pay no attention to Mayor Bloomberg :

 " I am forecasting cooling and have been since 06 "
we’ve seen total global tropical activity go to record-low levels. Just because something happens in your backyard two years in a row, it has nothing to do with the total picture.”
Also sounding juiced is all-round science denier  Michael Fumentoauthor of     "The Myth of  Heterosexual AIDS"  The former Washington Times reporter hints darkly that :
There have been a lot of well-kept secrets among the global warmists—which is primarily why the so-called "Climategate" stolen e-mails proved such a scandal...
But now the truth is coming out. One fact is that there has been no statistically significant warming for quite awhile...The importance of any current plateau is that during that same period we’ve belched so-called "greenhouse gases" (GHGs) into the atmosphere at rising rates... 
Therefore the grossly simplistic formula of “greater GHG emissions equals greater warming”is false—
To his credit , Fumento has calmed down of late. claiming in Salon  to be a reformed hack,who only fibbed to please his religiously inclined editors

























Saturday, December 1, 2012

OXYMORON OF THE YEAR


THE BEST RESPONSE THE WSJ COULD MANAGE WAS:

 “carbon tax idea gains wonkish energy” 


Saturday, November 10, 2012

We've Been Rafted !

 The Wet Apple's exasperated Mayor responded to hurricane Sandy with this memorable cover:
 A week after the election a sequel seems in order:


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hurricane ? What Hurricane ?


Just move along- pay no attention to the Ground Zero waterfall, and don't look up at the Crane of Damocles dangling over Carnagie Hall-- here's the final and authoritative word on the recent unpleasantness in the Port of New York from the fanboids who voted WUWT best science blog :


TROPICAL STORM SANDY 
  Willis Eschenbach 
I had said a couple of days ago, when Sandy was a hurricane, that it would not be a hurricane when it hit the coast. How did that go? 
Well, as of the time that this location and projection of the path was done, the NDBC has shown all the nearest stations. Not one of the actual observations is showing sustained winds over 50 knots, and that’s a long ways from the 72 knots that marks a hurricane. 
Please note that the big damage from such storms is the flooding, so I am not minimizing the likely extent of the damage.  It will be widespread. However … not a hurricane.
w. 
  1. Theo Goodwin  says:
    I cannot find a photo or video that looks like a major storm surge. In New York City, all I see are events of water sloshing over seawalls. Wind damage seems all but nonexistent, though one crane happened to collapse. I just do not see the major storm that has been hyped for two days. Sorry, but the MSM are demented. Given the MSM’s propensity for unbridled hype, they should not be allowed to play with computer models.
    I see no wind damage at all. That screams “not a hurricane.”...The MSM needs to get a life.
    My argument is with the MSM. ..Preposterous. The totality of their hype was Preposterous. They should have told the truth that it would become a tropical storm at landfall or soon after... Tropical storms are tree killers. Hurricanes kill trees, buildings, streets, and everything.
  2. J.Hansford says:
    Yep, It’s no hurricane…..There’ll be damage and flooding. Any big storm arriving during a full or new moon is going to have exacerbated flooding over the 12-24 hours it takes to arrive, cross and pass…. and the news teams which are nothing now but glorified info-tainment purveyors, with the emphasis on hype, catastrophe and propaganda, will be whooping it up for all it’s worth… sigh.
    I long for the days when people just got on with the job of making the best of the day and went about their lives with a bit of decorum….;-)

    DJ says:
    Frankenstorm downgraded to Frankenfart?

    Andres Valencia says:
    Thanks, Willis. A voice for sanity!

    Day By Day says:
    If you poke around in the history here at WUWT and look at some recent (within the last 3 months) topics, you can find many references to weather being LESS, not more severe at this time. Everytime the weather sneezes is not a reason to exaggerate in order to support a failing alarmism agenda... I enjoy these types of posts for my sanity.
    Juanse Barros says:
    Sharks in N.Jersey Subway

    Willis Eschenbach says:

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The House Committee On Lies Straight From the Pit Of Hell


Here House Committee on Science, Space & Technology member Paul Broun (R,GA) shares his latest thinking on how CO2 alters the radiative equilibrium of gaseous atmospheres:



Broun clarified his sources of scientific information in these remarks on September 27 : 




Congressman Broun of Georgia:

All that stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and the Big Bang Theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of Hell. And it's lies to try to keep me and all the folks who were taught that from understanding that they need a savior. You see, there are a lot of scientific data that I've found out as a scientist that actually show that this is really a young Earth. I don't believe that the Earth's but about 9,000 years old. I believe it was created in six days as we know them. 

That's what the Bible says...
 the manufacturer’s handbook, is what I call it,  It teaches us how to run all of public policy and everything in society. And that's the reason as your congressman I hold the Holy Bible as being the major directions to me of how I vote in Washington, D.C., and I'll continue to do that.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

It Came from Outer Watts

The blogosphere's foremost head exploder is on the warpath

Deeply shocked that its philistine editors should allow folks he bans to comment on his rantsChico, California visual aid salesman Willard Watts has launched an invasion of Forbes !

Safe behind a cordon of censor droids on his private moon orbiting Planet Gore, what can the Supreme Willard possibly fear ?       


Thursday, September 6, 2012

MOVE OVER, BOLSOVER

In the North of Britain, art patronage has long been synonymous with coal underfoot. Having millions of tons at his disposal, Viscount Ridley has upstaged Christopher Monckton's performance art by having Princess Anne  unveil the world's largest statue of a naked lady, the quarter-mile long coal spoil earthwork,
Northumberlandia , 




























a bodacious synclining nude weighing a svelte 1.5 million tons. 

Ridley comissioned earth artiste Charles 'Capability Brown Coal' Jencks to spend two years atop a bulldozer, geoengineering slag piles and coal spoil into a bituminous Boudicca whose profile puts even the mighty Venus of Bolsover Castle to shame.

Invoking the muses may earn tax breaks in strip-mine reclamation, but how did an outcrop of coal-fired patronage conspicuous as Northumberlandia escape mention in The Spectator, which hosts the  Matt Ridley Prize for Environmental Heresy? 

The first such prize, L8,500 of wergeld for wildlife whacked by a wind farm elsewhere in Ridlandia, went to Pippa Cuckson's expose' of salmon-slicing hydroelectric turbines unleashed on Scottish streams. 

  
             Before botox: Northumberlandia awaiting her geoimplants & face lift 

Though Daily Telegraph columnist and  "independent anti-windmill farm candidate"James Delingpole applauded the contest, he never  explained why he finds the whirling eyesores less objectionable than massaging Northumbrian coal-tips into Page Three Sun Girls, a question Ridley skirts in his Rational Optimist blog:
When the Banks Group approached my family to dig out coal from under farmland we own, creating 150 local jobs, they also came with an imaginative suggestion. Instead of waiting ten years to put the rock back and restore the surface to woods and fields, which is the normal practice, why not put some of the rock to one side to make a new landscape feature...?

A good queation, witness Robert Smithson's still quizzical 1970 Great Salt Lake earthwork Spiral Jetty. Post-conservative art critics wonder if Northumberlandia may inspire Dick Cheney's daughter to convert Wyoming's abandoned coal pits into an inaglio Mount Rushmore of American feminism, or petition Congress to excavate a Martha Washington Monument rivaling the obelisk on the Mall?