Thursday, December 26, 2013


The semiotic intersection of the Drug War and the Climate Wars has turned 2013 into an annus horribilis of hockey stick abuse.

After the steroid propelled ravings of Joe Bastardi, came the news that Lord Lawson's daughter Nigella, resident Domestic Goddess of the Global Warming Policy Foundation, owed her on-camera brio to scarfing Bolivian marching powder backstage at the BBC.

As Nigella's brother's brother in law, Viscount Monckton is a walking advertisment for his own home brew pharmaceuticals, this may put climate denial's holiest relic at risk.

One of WUWT's favorite learned journals, The Daily Mail, reports the Holy Hockey Stick of Cisco, long venerated by Watt's acolytes, now figures as an instrument of martyrdom in a case involving either too much of one drug, or not enough of another.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013



Monckton: Of meteorology and morality

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley
To those of us who have dared to question on scientific and economic grounds the official story on global warming, it is a continuing surprise that there is so little concern about whether or not that story is objectively true ... The herd and the hive do not care. Or, rather, they do care. They care very much if anyone dares to ask the question “But is it true?” They are offended, shocked, outraged. They vent their venom and their spleen and their fury on those of us who ask, however politely, “But is it true?”
Their reaction is scarcely distinguishable from the behavior of the adherents of some primitive superstitious cult on learning that someone has questioned some egregiously, self-evidently barmy aspect of the dogma that the high priests have handed down...

they have not gotten the point of religion, which, like the point of science, is objective truth...

they are lying, and are profiteering by lying, and are doing so at your expense and mine, and are bidding fair to bring down the Age of Enlightenment and Reason, flinging us back into the dumb, inspissate cheerlessness of a new Dark Age."

Sunday, December 8, 2013


Daring Ukrainian experiment confirms Uniformitarian hypothesis
Heartland & Discovery Institutes declare victory in the Climate & Culture Wars  
                 Stanford 1906                                        Kiev 2013

The Queen Of Watts

Here's Christmas cheer to Watts for rising to a height of self-parody that brings joy to the world like a short beer line at an AGU meeting.

His subject is the Misuse Warm Period - the idea of a little anti-ice age warming Northern seas from the turn of the 1st Millennium through the High Misuse Ages, allowing Misuseval mariners to voyage at will.

The trick Watts uses to hide the decline of commonsense in this matter is  to insist that words mean whatever he wants them to mean, neither more, nor less:

The truth about ‘We have to get rid of the medieval warm period’Posted on  by 

In the thread Intelligence and the hockey stick commenter “Robert” challenged a well known quote about the MWP from 2006 by Dr. David Deming in his statement before the Senate EPW committee which is the title of this post. I thought it was worth spending some time setting the record straight on what the original quote actually was and point out that it has been paraphrased, but the meaning remains the same.
 Robert says: December 8, 2013 at 9:50 am
The quote is a fabrication.
Jonathan Overpeck’s exact words are:
“I get the sense that I’m not the only one who would like to deal a mortal blow to the misuse of supposed warm period terms and myths in the literature.” 
Christopher Monckton, like Andrew Montford before him, alters the text to instead read: 

“We have to abolish the medieval warm period.”

My reply: 
I checked for a citation, and the quote you state is correct:

As to this being a fabrication (as Robert claims), no, it’s a summation or a paraphrase of a long quote, something that happens a lot in history.

Monckton and Montford aren’t specifically at fault in this, as the summed up quote has been around for a long, long....The conversion to a paraphrase maintains the meaning.

“Mortal blow” certainly equates to “get rid of” (as it is often said) or “abolish” as you (and Monckton / Montford ) state it, and “we” equates to “I’m not the only one”.

The most important point is that Overpeck thinks the MWP (misuse) should be gotten rid of so that people that don’t agree with his view can’t use it (as citations). 

And that, is the real travesty.

Sunday, December 1, 2013


The latest surrealist to grace Willard Watts'
salon des refusees is one 
Christopher Bowring, whom WUWT oddly fails to identify as former mayor of wannabe tar sand export port, S. Portland, ME.

Not content with seeing WUWT invoke the authority of Richard Feynman, Maine PR artiste and pipeline speculator Bowring imagines himself reading the riot act to the doyen of Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warmists, Sir Isaac Newton.

As Sir Isaac is not available for comment, here's Stoat's Dada take on Bowring's ga-ga manifesto:

A a a a a a a a a agitated alarmists am an an And and and any apart apple apple argue ask at back bodies Bowring but But by call Cambridge can can century change Christopher climate climate climatology dare dare day denier discovery distance does drop each England enquire It experience expert explodes field force from global global global global Grantham Gravitation greatest greet have have he He head him How I I I I I I I I I in in in in in in invalidates inversely is is is is is is is is Isaac Isaac Isaac’s it it It It Law law lay Let Lincolnshire living looking looks Lucasian made man masses Mathematics me mind models my my Newton Newton no nobody nonentity nonsense Nonsense Nonsense "
This ululation was soon upstaged by a WUWT commenter's epiphany on how normative climatology differs from Watt's cargo cult:

"The reason the AGW people are so hard to argue with 

is that what they believe ISN’T a mistake."

Monday, November 4, 2013


Is "Ultimate Masonry Southern Yin-Yang Fetus in Fetu-Magneto Agglutination" the real cause of global warming, or is it merely "the Cunning Work Satan never knew?" Best ask WUWT?'s official teller of tales of the South Pacific, ex-Solomon Islands construction foreman Willis Eschenbach.

Willis long ago disproved the existence of global warming and thermodynamics to the satisfaction of himself and his fans, but WUWT's award-winning blend of tiki bar and cargo cult science now faces competition from the indigenous scientific wisdom of Polynesia.

The word from the Kingdom of Tonga is that seven brand new forces of  climate forcing have just fallen like breadfruit from heaven into a single NIPCC-worthy paper:

In an opus magnopere that puts Singer, Soon & Spencer to shame, Junior Astrophysicist Votua Levu blends Mormon archaeology and the Koran in an exegesis Sky Dragon, Iron Sun and Principia Institute fans can only envy--
Why wait for the revelations of these polynesian polymaths to trickle down to Fox, Rush, and the Murdoch papers when you can read them here first? 

Mr. Levu, who is the protege' of parochial school Maitre "Everything Noble is always Golden with Crystal Mind" Aurthur, appears to be a kindred spirit of Viscount Monckton, as both are mad keen on cricket and claim to have cured AIDS :
Cure for HIV-Aids, Cancer, Life Style Diseases Revelation 5:6 Wisdom of Solomon 7:17 2 Chronicles 9:3, 9:15-22, Mark 9:45-50
Might they be related ? 

At the very least, Mr. Levu's views on "lslamic  studies of Kapa lsland [Kaaba] Paradise Nuclear Radiation and Galactic  Neutron Flux Radiation & Nuapapu Radiation Bio-security." merit a panel discussion by the Dominionist divines gracing the next Heartland Conference:

And in other news about the Keystone Pipeline

Saturday, November 2, 2013


Semantic agression has had a good long run on both sides of K Street, but its latest feculent leaving has  been picked up by noted Cisco California semiotician and belle-lettrist Anthony Watts. 

Forget who nailed the adjective ' Catastrophic to AGW after Global Cooling failed to sell. Here's Watt's protege Andy West's latest  advertisement for himself and his new pet, The CAGW Memeplex:

"From memetic chain letters that stretch back to the hieroglyphs (Letters from Heaven), to the analysis of social cross-coalitions via game theory within the perspective of economics. From the concept of ‘the Social Mind’ courtesy of neuro-scientist Michael Gazzaniga, to pressure upon religions by aggressive atheism as promoted by Richard Dawkins. From modification of theistic memes in the Old to the New Testament, to notions of Gaia and telegraph wires and wing-nuts. Plus memetic sex, witchcraft, cults, Cathars, concepts of salvation, Communism, hi-jacking altruism, Lynsenkoism, lichen, psychologizers, National Socialism, de-darwinisation, that ugly term ‘denier’, and much more."

Friday, November 1, 2013


Forget the Ground Zero waterfall & the disappearing Jersey Shore!

When it comes to superstorm Sandy, what counts is the wisdom of The Heartland Institute:

For global warming activists, uninformed media pundits and the weak of mind, Hurricane Sandy may well provide a convenient opportunity to sell a fictitious global warming hurricane crisis. For the rest of us, we should thank global warming for its beneficial impacts on hurricanes that save countless lives with each passing year.

And the fanboids who voted WUWT Best Science Blog of 2012:
WUWT   29 October 2012 
  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 ...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  …not a hurricane. 
  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.
    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... 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  went about their lives with a bit of decorum….;-)

    DJ says:
    Frankenstorm downgraded to Frankenfart?

    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

    Willis Eschenbach says:

Saturday, October 26, 2013

And The Earth Moved

The Mercalli Scale Rises To The Challenge of Existential threat Inflation 
I           No effect       
II          Noticed only by sensitive people   
III         Resembles traffic vibration
IV        Walkers take notice; lights swing          
V         Sleepers awakened; bells ring       
VI        Trees sway, cans fall from shelves    
VII       General alarm, cracking of walls    
VIII      Chimneys fall, some building damage          
IX        Ground cracks, houses shift, pipes break           
X          Ground deeply cracked, cathedrals collapse
XI        Suspension bridges destroyed   
XII       No buildings left standing; objects thrown in air
XIII     Tree trunks pulped, car tires flattened
XIV     Mormon missionaries defect to Temple of Poseidon
XV      Al Gore changes telethon topic 
XVI     Shoes destroyed, cats burst into flames
XVII   Ground waves strike passing aircraft
XVIII  Marble emits CO2, quartz turns to sand

XIX     Coal  seams  transformed  to  diamond

XX      Scientologists  declare  victory

XXI    Fox News  invites  seismologist  to  comment

Friday, October 25, 2013


Though the Chinese Academy of Science has sent S. Fred Singer and The Heartland Institute's other ersatz ambassadors packing from Peking, nature and centrally planned central heating have conspired to leave behind a monochrome reminder of 
the existential pleasures of unmitigated coal burning 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


As if existential threat inflation on the left hand side of the Climate Wars were not enough, the new beau ideal of Onionspeak is hoisting his own petard at WUWT:

Lindzen: Understanding The IPCC AR5 Climate Assessment

Guest essay by Dr. Richard Lindzen
Each IPCC report seems to be required to conclude that the case for an international agreement to curb carbon dioxide has grown stronger. That is to say the IPCC report (and especially the press release accompanying the summary) is a political document, and as George Orwell noted, political language “is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.”

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Hyperinflation : Look On The Bright Side !

We hereby nominate Gideon Gono
Governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe
for the Nobel peace Prize

Governor Gono is as deserving of the award as Laureate Albert Gore, for instead of raising consciousness about climate change, Governor Gono has empowered Econoluxics, the exciting new geoengineering art form that uses money to reflect away sunlight to manage global warming.

In 2009 Governor Gono won the IgNobel Prize in Mathematics.  The IgNobel Committee praised him for:“ Giving people a simple, everyday way to cope with a wide range of numbers. “by issuing  banknotes in denominations  ranging from 1 Zimbabwe Cent to 100.000,000,000,000 Zimbabwe Dollars.

Giving Gono the peace prize is a win-win proposition : besides arresting inflation by reflating Zimbabwe's gold reserves with the hefty Nobel prize medal, it can halt global warming by parlaying the award money into world-wide albedo change.

The Committee need only insist Governor Gono demonstrate good faith in his own currency by accepting the ten million Kronor Peace Prize payment in the form of Zimbabwe One Cent notes.

This is a no risk proposition, because printing the thousands of billions of trillions of colorful banknotes needed will take long enough for the Nobel Foundation to recoup the entire Kr. 10,000,000 by investment in T-bills or Grameen banking. 

The climate impact of CO2 could be reversed before the Prize is paid,  for while a Z $100,000,000,000,000 bill may not buy a single dollar or Euro, it is still worth  fully ten quadrillion (10,000,000,000,000,000) Zimbabwe One Cent bearer cheques

which as can be seen, are about three times brighter than the surface of the Earth, which presents an aveage albedo is only ~.16.

At the rates prevailing when Dr. Gono retired, a single dollar will yield over 500,000,000 square kilometers worth of biodegradable Zimbabwean paper currency, transmuting the Peace Prize into enough litter to immerse the Earth in brightly colored money! 

The high reflectivity of this new planetary layer, the Lucrosphere, will radically incease our planet's albedo, and so compensate for the loss of reflective Arctic sea ice that threatens to accelerate global warming.

 Why let humanity swelter on an insufficiently pale blue dot when shining pink Peace prize fallout can terminate global warming without the rigors of carbon taxation, the moral hazards of geoengineering, or the tedium of Vice-Presidential telethons?
Econoluxic cooling is reversible, because once the climate has cooled down, every imprisoned counterfeiter on Earth can be released to collect the sunlight- reflecting wealth that has rendered thier profession obsolete.

Econoluxics can also rid the world of hyperinflation, for even at depressed carbon credit prices, 20 square meters of bright banknotes still reflect enough sunlight to offset a tonne of CO2, making a pound of  Zimbabwe bills worth almost a penny at current rates-  at a trillionfold  improvement!