Saturday, April 20, 2019

Editor's Note

We are celebrating my mother's 93 birthday today. Blogging will return this evening.


Anonymous said...

"In earlier models, doubling atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) over preindustrial levels led models to predict somewhere between 2°C and 4.5°C of warming once the planet came into balance. But in at least eight of the next-generation models, produced by leading centers in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and France, that “equilibrium climate sensitivity” has come in at 5°C or warmer. Modelers are struggling to identify which of their refinements explain this heightened sensitivity before the next assessment from the United Nations’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). But the trend “is definitely real. There’s no question,” says Reto Knutti, a climate scientist at ETH Zurich in Switzerland. “Is that realistic or not? At this point, we don’t know.”

“Is that realistic or not? At this point, we don’t know.”

But beggar the world economy 'anyways'.

Fred, RH, etc ... not a one of them has done modeling or sims. So they are simple left with beleibng a scientist, shaman, witch doctor, high priest, charlatan or whatever of their persuasion.

Gadfly Speck said...

Happy birthday to your mum.

Bob Huntley said...

A woman in the local retirement home celebrated her 95th birthday recently and a reporter from the local newspaper interviewed her. After a few minutes he asked her a simple question.

"So you had 6 children. If you could live your life over again would you have 6 children again?" To which she replied "Ah yes I would." then hastily added while shaking her head, "But not the same ones!"

Again he asked "You look very healthy. Have you ever been bed ridden?" to which she replied "Oh my yes, many times, and twice in a boat."

She and her husband, 97, had purchased a unit in the retirement home but had it up for sale because they were going to get divorced. Later that week in the divorce court the judge inquired "You are in your nineties and have been married for over 70 years why do you want a divorce now?" to which the husband replied. "Well actually we wanted to wait until the children were all dead."

War News Updates Editor said...

Good one Bob.

Anonymous said...

Anon: why drag me into your confushed comment? I have not done any modelling. True. I also no little about curing cancer but I had some and got it cured. I know little about gravity. But many wise people note that it works. I believe them. I do not know Trump personally but I do know he lies daily and his followers believe all he says, even though he renegs nearly as much as he lies.

Anonymous said...


Why bring Trump into this?

The warmunists have been lying about global warming since 1988 or thereabouts.

If you had anything like a memory, you remember that they made predicit0ons about 2000, 2010 and 2018 thatb have not come true.

Still snowing in April. I realize that weather in variable. Someitnes in a trend you have consecutive periods where it is 2 steps forward and 1 step back or 1 step forward and 2 steps back. But we are talking 30 periods here and it still snows in April and the furnace is used for the same period every year.

If you claim not to know about gravity, I think that you are doth protest too much.

You do not know about curing cancer? You must being picking up Vogue, or Cosmopolitan instead of a science mag to not know the genreral outlines.

It really takes a special kind of stupid to complain about global warming or coal etc and then to use a cell phone. The supply chain logistics to create a cell phone are massive. Yet there is Karrenna Gore protesting pipelines getting a slap on the wrist for tesspass and using her cellphone.

Next Karreanna will join the Extinction rebellion after feathering her nest quite well and living really well. She has 3 kids an proably talks about how the planet is overpopulated. You see if the rest of us do not voluntarily die off, how can her progeny be fruitfull and multiply? Can you see why she is angry? She did not have a replacement number of kids (2), she had more. She found herself a really rich husband and would have had more than 3 kids, but you know pregnancy is a pain and she grew up a feminist, so she split the difference. You know she would have gone Nanvy Pelosi and had 5 kids all the while decrying population growth and fossil fuel use.

If you want to make 50,000 to 100,000 a year & vote, while know nothing and producing nothing of value, well we can always find smarter people of whatever education levlel south of the border.

Yu do not know much science? Sounds like you are a lazy F___wit that never paid attebntion in schoool and never read a damn thing afterwards. But you got your toys and your huge carbon footprint.

Anonymous said...

"Harrison Brown, a scientist at the National Academy of Sciences, published a chart in Scientific American that looked at metal reserves and estimated the humanity would totally run out of copper shortly after 2000."

Harrison Brown is a schientist, so he must be super schmart. We musht believe him!

After all the lug has the letters PhD behind his name.

Anonymous said...

Ecologist Kenneth Watt declared, “By the year 2000, if present trends continue, we will be using up crude oil at such a rate…that there won’t be any more crude oil. You’ll drive up to the pump and say, `Fill ‘er up, buddy,’ and he’ll say, `I am very sorry, there isn’t any.'”

Wow, another Schientisht! he must be superschmart too.

He also has the letter PhD behind his name.

Anonymous said...

18. Kenneth Watt warned about a pending Ice Age in a speech. “The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years,” he declared. “If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age.”

Anyone with a rule and a pencil could have pulled that bonehead maneuver. So did we have to pay PhD prices for that crap.

Could have gone to a manufacturing plot that had a 6 sigma program or some sort of quality program and receieved better advice for less money.

Another Professor with a PhD: Kenneth Watt. Well at least he is professor emeitus know so the university system is perhaps trying to contain the damage

4. “Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make,” Paul Ehrlich confidently declared in the April 1970 issue of Mademoiselle. “The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years.”

Dr. Paul Ehrlich face planted kany times over and mkorlocks still listen to him.

Anonymous said...

It is pretty simple.

1.) Go to the effing musem whuich has exhibits of dinosaurs and Ice Age mammals

2.) Look at the temperature reconstruciton charts.

You shuld be able to figure out that the warmunists are lying by kessing with the axis of the charts. If not.

3.) You are a liberla. Liberally buy several vowels. If still ignorant, rinsce and repeat ad infinitum until you see the faint glimmer of a clue.

Anonymous said...

“The modern environmentalist movement has become the new home of communism.” This was right around the time that the Berlin Wall was coming down. The Soviet Union, Glasnost, Perestroika were bombing out.

I remember when Rush repeated those words in the early 1990s man times. It was a great prediciton.

If the communists could not win and centrally plan your life and live la vida loco as a fascist, then by hook or by crook they were going to fool you and and central plan your life using another justificaiotn while sititng in the catbirds seat.

Anonymous said...

"2000 Dr. David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia, predicts that within a few years winter snowfall will become “a very rare and exciting event”. “Children just aren’t going to know what snow is.” See here.

2001 IPCC TAR (AR3) predicts that milder winter temperatures will decrease heavy snowstorms. See here.

2004 Adam Watson, from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in Banchory, Aberdeenshire, said the Scottish skiing industry had no
more than 20 years left. See here."

More prediction failures by PhDs singly and in large groups.

So you are not suppose to beleive your eyes, you are to believe the IPCC.

I can see the IPCC scientists, sinecurists and propagandists telling a million or so commuters that "No they were not sutck in a brutal snowstorm on I95. No, they should beleive their eyes. and yest winter was shorter this year."

DPhD = beng able to say stupid ____ and get paid for it until retirement.