Global Warming really means Snowball Warming

January 6, 2016:
Hillary Clinton Points to Snow in January as Proof of [Global Warming]

Hillary Clinton mustered her best Sen. James Inhofe (R., Okla.) impression during a grassroots event in Nevada on Wednesday afternoon when she pointed to snowfall in Nevada during the month of January as proof climate change is real.

The Democratic frontrunner mocked her Republican rivals for their reluctance to accept manmade climate change to be an absolute fact.

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24 January, 2016:
Snow blindness

To help make his case that people cannot be influencing the climate, Jim Inhofe, a Republican from Oklahoma, cited archaeology and scripture.

Then he produced a snowball, and said, “I ask the chair, do you know what this is?
It’s a snowball, just from outside here. It’s very, very cold out.”

Glorying in his idiocy, Mr Inhofe, who was chairman of an important environmental committee at the time, then tossed the snowball at his Republican colleague.

With Washington currently under two feet of snow, this episode is worth remembering for two reasons.

 First, because the ignorance, wilful or otherwise, many Republicans display on global warming is not dissipating.

The second reason why Mr Inhofe’s stunt is worth recalling is that, were it repeated today, it could, tentatively, be argued that the snowball was evidence of global warming.

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Like two bald men fighting over a comb …

January 22, 2016:

Twitter fight! Bernie and Hillary battle it out over who has the better climate plan

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97% Settled Science
IPCC, 2001: “Milder winter temperatures will decrease heavy snowstorms”
IPCC, 2007: “Global climate change is likely to be accompanied by an increase in the frequency and intensity of heat waves, as well as warmer summers and milder winters

(see Table 3-10).” (via brennerbrief)


Global Warming: who’s children’s children are the 97% “saving the planet” for?

When climate scientists/believers in 97% Doomsday Global Warming claim they are are “saving the planet” for “the children’s children”, who’s children’s children are they talking about?

1. The Science:

How family planning could be part of the answer to climate change

You’ve changed your lightbulbs, you recycle, you’ve retrofitted your house, cycle when you can, and drive an electric car when you can’t.

You’re doing your bit to reduce your carbon emissions and prevent dangerous climate change.
But if you have two children, your legacy of carbon emissions could be 40-times higher than those you saved through lifestyle changes.

In fact, under dangerous climate change scenarios in 2050, nearly a third of carbon emissions can be avoided by slowing population growth.

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2. 97% Solutions in Practice:

UK aid helps to fund forced sterilisation of India’s poor

Tens of millions of pounds of UK aid money have been spent on a programme that has forcibly sterilised Indian women and men, the Observer has learned.

  Many have died as a result of botched operations, while others have been left bleeding and in agony.

 A number of pregnant women selected for sterilisation suffered miscarriages and lost their babies.

With officials and doctors paid a bonus for every operation, poor and little-educated men and women in rural areas are routinely rounded up and sterilised without having a chance to object.

 Activists say some are told they are going to health camps for operations that will improve their general wellbeing and only discover the truth after going under the knife.

Yet a working paper published by the UK’s Department for International Development in 2010 cited the need to fight climate change as one of the key reasons for pressing ahead with such programmes.

 The document argued that reducing population numbers would cut greenhouse gases, although it warned that there were “complex human rights and ethical issues” involved in forced population control.

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A Sick Joke?
Here we have 97% climate scientists lamenting the state of the planet they will leave to their children’s children in a catastrophic computer generated future only their depressing imaginations can conjure up.

0.00 seconds: In reality, the most profound impacts of climate change  [Global Warming], are going to be felt by later generations, by my daughter and her children.”

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No need to repost any more videos from “More Than Scientists; The People Behind Climate Science”. A visit to the site will avail you of many more who deny their own 97% science.
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✈ Who’s “children’s children” are the 97% saving the planet for?
Definitely not the poor and uneducated of India. ✈
Obama:  “The  science couldn’t be clearer – we owe it to our kids to do everything we can to combat climate change.”
Quite so, Obama endorses the killing of poor, uneducated Indians and their children so that his children’s children can survive his imaginary  climate apocalypse.

Arrhenius, Svante; Prof.

In 1902, the father of global warming predicted that burning coal would make the Earth boil.

Simple Physics – Settled Science

Hint to Coal Consumers 

“A Swedish professor, Svend Arrhenius, has evolved a new theory of the extinction of the human race.

He holds that the combustion of coal by civilized man is gradually warming the atmosphere so that the course of a few cycles of 10,000 years the earth will be baked in a temperature close to boiling point.

He bases his theory on the accumulation of carbonic acid in the atmosphere, which acts as a glass in concentrating and refracting the heat of the sun.”

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In 1910, the father of global warming saw burning coal and doubling CO2 as a huge benefit to mankind.

How The Burning of Coal Vitiates The Atmosphere

” It has been called to our attention by Prof. Arrhenius, the consumption of coal at present  is returning to the atmosphere the carbon dioxide of which it was robbed when deposits of carbon were stored away in coal beds during the carboniferous period.”
“… a doubling of the quantity in the atmosphere would more than double the growth of plant life.”
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For the Record:

The London Edinburgh and Dublin Philosophical Magazineand Journal of Science [Fifth Series] April 1896.

XXXI. On the Influence of Carbonic Acid in the Air upon the Temperature of the Ground. By Prof. Svante Arrhenius *.

Thanks to for historic links

Global Warming: “Oceans control the planet’s temperature”

Does anyone remember the 97% Doomsday climate scientists saying this during the 1976-98 warming?: “Oceans control the planet’s temperature”

How we explained the greenhouse effect in 1988 (ABCtv)

Nope. No mention there.

 January 18, 2016, Chris Mooney WaPo:

 This is where 90 percent of global warming is going

Scientists have known for some time that when global warming occurs, the oceans will be the site of the most profound response.

   The reason is simply that they are able to retain vastly more heat than the atmosphere.

“We find that the heat uptake of the global oceans has doubled since about 1997, compared to what took place prior to that over the industrial era.

And that was a surprising result to us,” he added.

We tend to think of global warming as an overall upward trend in air temperature — but that’s simply the most immediate way in which we experience it.

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August 27, 2014, Alex Morales,

The surface air temperature is projected to rise under all scenarios examined by the IPCC.

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Love the idea that we can’t use satellites to measure air temperature now but we know the heat content of the oceans for 1875:
““We find that the heat uptake of the global oceans has doubled since about 1997, compared to what took place prior to that over the industrial era.
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Rapidly Warming Oceans Set to Release Heat into the Atmosphere
Scientific American, December 30, 2014

What scientists discovered in 2014 is that since the turn of the century, oceans have been absorbing more of global warming’s heat and energy than would normally be expected, helping to slow rates of warming on land.
What they will be talking about in 2015, and beyond, is when that trend might come to an end—likely following a routine shift in Pacific Ocean trade winds.

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I have abysmal news: The deep oceans are not getting warmer.
So the question remains: If the deep oceans aren’t warming, where is all that extra heat going?
We … don’t really know, at least not yet. But it’s definitely going somewhere.

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IPCC acknowledged 15-yr temp plateau in 2013

 Regardless, all global combined LSAT and SST data sets exhibit a statistically non-significant warming trend over 1998–2012 (0.042°C ± 0.093°C per decade (HadCRUT4); 0.037°C ± 0.085°C per decade (NCDC MLOST); 0.069°C ± 0.082°C per decade (GISS)).
An average of the trends from these three data sets yields an estimated change for the 1998–2012 period of 0.05 [–0.05 to +0.15] °C per decade.
Trends of this short length are very sensitive to the precise period selection with trends calculated in the same manner for the 15-year periods starting in 1995, 1996, and 1997 being 0.13 [0.02 to 0.24], 0.14 [0.03 to 0.24] and 0.07 [–0.02 to 0.18] (all °C per decade), respectively.
chapter 2,  page 194
“In 2013, the U.N. panel of climate scientists said the pause in warming was due to factors including natural swings such as shifts in ocean heat, sun-dimming volcanic eruptions and a decline in solar output in an 11-year cycle.”
“The slowdown in warming is probably a combination of several different factors,” says Mann.
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Lack of ocean heat puzzles Nasa

Scientists have noticed that while greenhouse gases have continued to mount in the first part of the 21st century, global average surface air temperatures have stopped rising along with them, said Nasa.
But latest data from satellite and direct ocean temperature measurements from 2005 to 2013 “found the ocean abyss below 1 995m has not warmed measurably,” Nasa said in a statement.
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Well. That’s 97% settled.
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Godzilla El Niño, 2015/16: The return of the Great Pumpkin

THEY are calling it the Godzilla.

The current El Niño is likely to rival those from 1997-1998, 1982-83 and 1972-73 and the NOAA, on a blog, has labelled it the “Bruce Lee” of El Ninos.

This current pattern is now being blamed for drought conditions in parts of the Philippines, Indonesia and Australia, just like in 1997-98.
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So, how did the 97% climate scientists go?

A month of consistent rainfall has transformed the usually arid environment of the Red Centre into a carpet of green. (ABC)

“We’ve only had a couple of days in the high 30s; normally we’re over 40 every day,” Mr Klein said.

The weather has had a stunning impact on the Central Australian landscape.

“It’s absolutely fantastic to see how the country responds, the grass is just leaping out of the ground and we’ve still got a couple more rainy months to go yet,” Mr Klein said.

“It’s the first time that I can remember that we’ve got low interest, low fuel prices, really good cattle prices and now a good season to go with it,” he said.

“It’s very rare that you get everything to happen for you at once.”

Mr Klein said he could not believe all his “ducks [were] lining up in a row”.
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The only ducks being lined up now is the CSIRO/BoM’s failure to predict climate, or weather, now, in six months, or 60 years.

Quite so, it was the Return of the Great Pumpkin.

Feminist Failures: Julia Baird

Where are the feminists?

Australian frightbat  Julia Baird, opining at the Sydney Morning Herald (SMH), takes aim at a sexist:

Look, we all know Trump has form with women; he said he would be dating his daughter Ivanka if they were not related, and he prides himself on being able to pick a high-calibre woman, much as a horse owner might be able to pick a fine filly – checking the teeth, curves and vitals.

Charges of sexism have forced Trump to declare he will be “the best thing that ever happened to women.”

Meanwhile, in Europe, there has been an unprecedented  mass sexual assault on women which has been covered up by politicians and the press.

Let’s compare “Trump the sexist” to how they “inspect” women during mass sexual assault:

Some women reported being encircled by large groups of men who had “fingers on every orifice.” (via pjmedia)

No Trump style “checking of teeth” there.
But, see how they check the victims:
A woman, who came forward and told her story of being sexually assaulted in Cologne, Germany, on New Years Eve, was victimized a second time after an Internet video gave out her identity and suggested her account of the attack was anti-Muslim propaganda.
It gets worse.

Unprecedented sex harassment in Helsinki at New Year, Finnish police report

Finnish police ‘tipped off’ about plans by groups of asylum seekers to sexually harass women

Asylum seekers who met in central Helsinki to celebrate New Years’s Eve “had similar plans” to commit sexual assault and other crimes as those who targeted women in the Germany city of Cologne, Finnish Police have reported.

Much worse:

Then last week Sweden’s own stories began to emerge. During the We Are Sthlm music festival, large groups of young men harassed girls sexually. It began in 2014 and it also went on during last year’s festival.
According to internal police reports the groups were ‘so-called refugee youths primarily from Afghanistan’. The youngest of the victims was 12 years old.

The first response of the German authorities was to try to cover it up.
Less than a week after the attacks, The Washington Post reported Germany’s negotiation of a deal with social media companies to crack down on “hate speech” about migrants.
As Mark Steyn observed, “In one of the most famous public places in Germany a mass sexual assault took place … and every organ of the state colluded in covering it up. … So the state lacks sufficient manpower to be able to detain those whom they arrest in the commission of a crime … but they have sufficient manpower to be able to prosecute you for pointing that out.”
So what can you say in a land where real crime isn’t policed but thought-crime is?

A German government official even said that bad remarks about migrants were just as bad as the sexual assaults — which is a lot considering that one young female victim reported that “I had fingers on every orifice.”

Too many Muslim men are misogynists

I was not surprised by the mass sexual attacks against German women during New Year’s Eve celebrations in Cologne. Shocked by the scale and the audacity of them, yes, but not remotely surprised. When Angela Merkel announced her decision to take in 800,000 refugees this summer, my sisters and I immediately predicted that this was going to lead to big problems for Western women.

Last week, roughly 200 women in Cologne, Germany, reported that they were sexually assaulted on New Year’s Eve in a public square by a mob of more than a thousand Arab men.
That number exploded this week. More than 600 women now claim they were assaulted, molested, robbed and even raped, and reports are coming in not only from Cologne but also from elsewhere in Germany and even elsewhere in Europe.
Many years ago in Cairo I struck up a conversation with an Australian woman at a restaurant who was traveling around on break from her job at the Ministry of Defense.

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Julia Baird thinks Trump is a threat.
If it wasn’t for double standards, feminists would have no standards at all.
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FURY is growing in Germany over mounting evidence of ANOTHER cover-up of migrant sex crimes after it emerged a welcome party for refugees held two months before the Cologne rapes descended into a mass groping session.

Police and victims have furiously demanded to know why organisers did not warn them that refugees had committed abhorrent sexual harassment amid speculation such information could have helped avert the sickening attacks on New Year’s Eve.

MIGRANT SEX ATTACK ‘COVER-UP’: Welcome party for Cologne refugees turned into mass groping

David Bowie RIP: My Memorial Wall

How many hours of my life have I spent listening to David Bowie?

I can’t begin to quantify it.
All the hours spent on road trips, with Bowie albums played from start to end at max volume.
At home on a record player, a quiet drink, partying with friends.
With lovers.
The texture of my life has had Bowie woven into it.
I have been a working musician for most of my life, and have spent many, many hours playing along with Bowie records/songs, working song parts, solos.
Playing them again, ‘live’.
So much of my life has been Bowie.
Bowie was what could be.
Other ‘rock stars’ died too young, and we pondered what could have been.
Bowie answered that question.
What a star. What a legacy.
The Beatles were 4 parts, the sum greater than the individuals.
But Bowie was one person with a vision, a dream, and the inner fortitude to follow it.
And lead the way.
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Bowie the Visionary

“Music itself is going to become like running water or electricity,” he added. 
“So it’s like, just take advantage of these last few years because none of this is ever going to happen again.”
“The absolute transformation of everything that we ever thought about music will take place within 10 years, and nothing is going to be able to stop it.
I see absolutely no point in pretending that it’s not going to happen.
I’m fully confident that copyright, for instance, will no longer exist in 10 years, and authorship and intellectual property is in for such a bashing.”
At 55, I don’t really think it’s going to change very much.
As you get older, the questions come down to about two or three.
How long? And what do I do with the time I’ve got left?
(If you are a fan, don’t miss the interview/link @nyt)
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Congratulations to New Zealand’s Timaru Herald for this unique Bowie tribute:


(via Tim Blair)


(via youtube. thank you, youtube)

There is not a ‘favourite’.

Bowie sings of Jung, Himmler, Crawley, Orwell…

 Quicksand 1971. David Bowie
Don’t believe in yourself

Don’t deceive with belief
Knowledge comes
with death’s release

I’m not a prophet
or a stone age man
Just a mortal
with the potential of a superman
I’m living on

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1974 Album Diamond Dogs
“Big Brother”
Lyrically, the song reflects the ending of Nineteen Eighty-Four, where Winston Smith’s brainwashing is complete, and he loves Big Brother.
“Chant of the Ever Circling Skeletal Family”
This song is David Bowie’s interpretation of George Orwell’s “two minute hate” from his novel “Nineteen Eighty-Four”.
Its mesmerizing chanting represents the mind-numbing influence that the two minutes has over the brainwashed citizens of Oceania, 1984’s totalitarian government.”
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1977 “Speed of life” – Track 1 from Low, the first part of his Berlin Trilogy.

To make “Low,” Mr. Bowie recalled: “I had brought the idea of having fundamentally an R & B rhythm section working against this new zeitgeist of electronic ambience that was happening in Germany.
It was terribly exciting to know that one had stumbled across something which was truly innovative.

This post could go on for ever, but it must end somewhere.
When I feel like adding something I will.
Thank you David Bowie.

Update: Popheads: – Tribute to David Bowie In the 70’s

Update:  Bowie’s death marks the Twilight of the Rock Gods