Up against the Wall, Climate.
Just In Time For Paris
Since AGW Climate Change (AKA: Weather) is responsible for huge boulders, you might as well blame it for terrorists too.
From the Washington Post, “Another danger of climate change: Giant flying boulders?” Oh Hell, Yes!!! And Toenail Fungus, too!! Don’t forget that!
ELEUTHERA, Bahamas — Standing atop a 60-foot cliff overlooking the Atlantic, James Hansen — the retired NASA scientist sometimes dubbed the “father of global warming” — examines two small rocks through a magnifying glass. Towering above him is the source of one of the shards: a huge boulder from a pair locals call “the Cow and the Bull,” the largest of which is estimated to weigh more than 1,000 tons.
The two giants have long been tourist attractions along this rocky coast. Perched not far from the edge of a steep cliff that plunges down into blue water, they raise an obvious question: How did they get up here?
Compounding the mystery, these two are among a series of giant boulders arranged in an almost perfect line across a narrow part of this 110-mile-long, wishbone-shaped island.
Gore Goes Dark
YahooNews reports that Algore’s Climate webcast from Paris suspended after deadly attacks.
So Al, do Abdullah and his hairy brothers give a good crap about “AGW-Climate Change (AKA: Weather) or would they just rather cut your ‘effing head off. So shouldn’t we maybe concentrate our effort and resources to deal with ISIS and put AGW-Climate Change (AKA: Weather) in the freezer for a while?
And, by the way, to say you voluntarily suspended your “show” in solidarity with the French people strains my old BS meter.
You beat feet from Paris’ iconic “Ground Zero Eiffel Tower” so you wouldn’t get blown up or have your head cut off. No shame in that.
PARIS (AP) — A Paris webcast of an all-star marathon event about climate change was suspended after the deadly attacks in that city Friday night.
“Out of solidarity with the French people and the City of Paris, we have decided to suspend our broadcast of 24 Hours of Reality and Live Earth,” read a statement on the concert’s website on Friday night. “Our thoughts are with all who have been affected and the entire nation of France. We send our condolences to the families of those who have been killed or injured.”
More than 135 people have been killed in a series of shootings and explosions across the city.
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore was due to host the 24-hour live webcast from the foot of the Eiffel Tower to drum up attention for this month’s international climate summit in Paris.
Besides Gore, who helped negotiate the 1997 climate treaty that failed to control global warming, the broadcast was to feature musical performances by Elton John, Duran Duran and others. Other concerts were to be broadcast from locations around the globe, from Rio de Janeiro to Miami, Sydney and Cape Town.
AGW- Cold Sun Rising?
I see a cold sun arising.
I see freezin’ on the way.
I see glaciers and icing.
I see cold temps today.
Don’t go around tonight,
Well, it’s bound to freeze your balls,
There’s a cold sun on the rise.
Thanks to Creedence Clearwater Revival
The Nation reports in “Cold sun rising” that new studies flip climate-change notions upside down.
The sun will go into “hibernation” mode around 2030, and it has already started to get sleepy. At the Royal Astronomical Society’s annual meeting in July, Professor Valentina Zharkova of Northumbria University in the UK confirmed it – the sun will begin its Maunder Minimum (Grand Solar Minimum) in 15 years. Other scientists had suggested years ago that this change was imminent, but Zharkova’s model is said to have near-perfect accuracy.
So what is a “solar minimum”? Our sun doesn’t maintain a constant intensity. Instead, it cycles in spans of approximately 11 years. When it’s at its maximum, it has the highest number of sunspots on its surface in that particular cycle. When it’s at its minimum, it has almost none. When there are more sunspots, the sun is brighter. When there are fewer, the sun radiates less heat toward Earth.
But that’s not the only cooling effect of a solar minimum. A dim sun doesn’t deflect cosmic rays away from Earth as efficiently as a bright sun. So, when these rays enter our atmosphere, they seed clouds, which in turn cool our planet even more and increase precipitation in the form of rain, snow and hail.
OK. So this November 30th the United Nations is having another Global Climate Change (AKA-Global Warming) Summit in Paris to attempt to come up with legally binding agreements to stop what? Global Warming. They must have already been successful since there has been no warming in 18 years and 9 months. We’d all be better off if they would just spend their Paris time drinking wine and looking for love.
Solar cycles–Since the early 1800s we have enjoyed healthy solar cycles and the rich agriculture and mild northern temperatures that they guarantee. During the Middle Ages, however, Earth felt the impact of four solar minimums over the course of 400 years.
The last Maunder Minimum and its accompanying mini-Ice Age saw the most consistent cold, continuing into the early 1800s.
The last time we became concerned about cooler temperatures – possibly dangerously cooler – was in the 1970s. Global temperatures have declined since the 1940s, as measured by Pacific Decadal Oscillation. The PDO Index is a recurring pattern of ocean-atmosphere climate variability centred over the Pacific Ocean. Determined by deep currents, it is said to shift between warm and cool modes. Some scientists worried that it might stay cool and drag down the Atlantic Decadal Oscillation with it, spurring a new Ice Age. The fear was exacerbated by the fact that Earth has been in the current inter-glacial period for 10,000 years (depending on how the starting point is gauged).
If Earth were to enter the next Ice Age too quickly, glaciers could advance much further south, rainforests could turn into savannah, and sea levels could drop dramatically, causing havoc.
It seems to me that maybe Old Mr. Sunshine has decided that we’ve all worried about being par-boiled for too long.
Bill Gates – STFU
Bill. No one gives a satisfying crap about your case of “Affluenza“. Other than the fact that your liberal guilt is going to make the rest of our standard of livings revert back to the “diurnal era“, we want nothing from you except a Windows version that works. So we’ll ‘prolly be seeing you mid-century with Windows 20.
AGW – Wearing the Proof
Just Kickin’ Back
and wasting the day.