Thursday, March 26, 2015

1 DIMENSIONAL SENATOR SWALLOWS 2 DIMENSIONAL MODEL

When will it dawn on Ted Cruz that absent the Age of Exploration, America, Canada and Cuba might never have existed, let alone become embroiled in the Climate Wars?

The Canadian born Cuban-American has just issued a  lession in historical revision to readers of  The Texas Tribune.  In  Senator Cruz's brave new world

" Global warming alarmists are the equivalent of the flat-Earthers... you know it used to be it is accepted scientific wisdom the Earth is flat, and this heretic named Galileo was branded a denier,”

This must come as something unexpected to the Spanish Inquisition, whose representatives  circumnavigated the Earth  three times in the century preceeding Galileo's 1633 trial by their Italian collegues,  aboard the respective voyages of 
Ferdinand Magellan /Juan Elcano 1519-1522 
Garcia  Jofre  de Loaysa                 1525-1536 
          Simon  de  Cordes                            1598-1601

None of those returning seems to have been taken to task for  the heresy of sailing home from the East  after departing headed West.

Maybe they went AWOL in London to watch some plays at the Globe.

Friday, March 20, 2015

A NONE TOO BRIEF HISTORY OF CO2 SENSITIVITY ESTIMATES

AS CAN BE SEEN, STEVENS'  2015 ~ 1.3 C CO2 DOUBLING SENSITIVITY ESTIMATE IS BY NO MEANS THE LOWEST IN THE LITERATURE
HAT TIP TO BARTON LEVINSON FOR STARTING THE HISTORICAL CHART A DECADE AGO
 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR EASTER BUNNY COOKED, MR WATTS?

With spring in the air & a bee in his Easter bonnet, Watts hopes to see what he styles "James Hansen's boiling ocean/runaway greenhouse scenario"  rendered "more vivid" by:
"an artist’s impression of  what the boiling oceans will do to the Easter Bunny.'
The late Robert der Grosse,  2003 - 2007 
Before enlisting the Easter Bunny as Climate  Wars cannon fodder, Watts should  recall what befell  Robert der Grosse,  the  gargantuan gigabunny a philanthropic German rabbit farmer sent to starving North Korea
“with the aim of setting up a breeding program to alleviate famine”

Alas, the unfortunate uberbunny arrived on the eve of Kim Jong-il's 2007 birthday party, and was spotted by one of the Great Comrade's culinary talent scouts.

In a  matter  of  hours, the World's Largest Rabbit became the Dear Leaders lunch,  diverted  from a  petting zoo into a wok, and  served  up  as a  supersized  entree'  beside Uzbek malossal caviar & Zambian hippo cutlets.




The Berlin  embassy of the Guiding Sun Ray and Invincible and Ever Triumphant General denied he authorized the alleged lepicide, but the  personal chef of the Hermit Kingdom hasenpfepper fiend later confessed the Prussian Giant Grey became a crunchy stir-fry. 'North Korea won't be getting any more rabbits from me, they needn't bother asking.' Szmolinsky told Der Speigel.



Meisterkaninchenz├╝chter  Szmolinsky holds his Meisterstuck 

Some hope to see his dream's resurrection, for though it takes lots of fodder to raise 50 pound giant rabbits , biofuel  and  gasohol plants spew nourishing rabbit  roughage by the megaton, which could render the other other white meat sustainable as tofu.


Absent the dictator's orgy of lagomorphagy, Robert der Grosse and some winsome Manchurian mega-Mopsey might have founded  a  Eurasian dynasty rivaling Chengis Khan in fecundity, and put an end to Malthusian famine by catapulting the DPRK into the ranks of protein-exporting countries. 


Instead we face an existential threat on a par with boiling oceans. How many divisions of militarized GMO Giants might  that wascally  Kim Jong-un  send thumping into the Demilitarized Zone if the Acme Corporation de-Buggs the growth hormone DNA sequence of the Prussian Giant Grey ?