Tuesday, July 29, 2014

HONK IF YOU LIKE SIXTEEN FOOT CENTIPEDES

As S.Fred Singer looks back on his varied 90 year career, the man gaining on him the fastest is an all-round Carboniferous guy, Stanmore coal director and Burton Coal, Dalrymple Bay Coal, South Blackwater Coal, Tahmoor Coal, & Newlands/Collinsville Coal factotum, Viv Forbes.

Viv is Chairman of the Carbon Sense Coalition, which hails him as a “pasture manager, soil scientist and geologist from Rosevale in Queensland, and his view that "a period of global cooling is likely.” puts him neck and neck with Singer in the race to drivelify conservative environmental discourse, having already filled 62 separate pages of  The Journal of Oxymoronics American Thinker with chloroform in print to S. Fred’s 67.
While he has  no articles in peer-reviewed journals on the subject of climate, his Carbon Sense Coalition published “All Cows are Green” in Australian Sugarcane, a journal whose impact factor only a nanotechnologist can fathom, having escaped quotation even by Viscount Monckton  Here's one of Viv's Thinkerthoughts,  and his scintilating American Thinker title list:


“Eons of geological history show that a warm, moist, carbon-rich atmosphere encourages all life on earth. These periods are referred to as 'Golden Ages'”
  Carbon War erupts in Europe  Never-Ending Green DisastersCorrelation, Causation, or a Carbon Tax Con-Job?  IPCC is more about Politics than Science  Immediate Execution or Prolonged Pain?  Climate Alarmists Rebuffed in Australian Election  Taxing Air  
  Death by Delay  Sea Levels are Never Still  Burying the Gas of Life  Restrictive Work Practices killing Green Energy  What causes most air pollution
Parasitic Power Producers  Who's Afraid of a Bit of Warmth?  Warmists should Go the Whole Hog  Carbon Credit Farming  Zero Emissions Foolishness  Sunset for Solar Subsidies 
Water is the Weather Wildcard  Coral reefs, the great survivorsSpinning Carbon Scare Stories out of Nature's Tornados  The Faults, Fallacies and Failures of Wind Power  Kevin Rudd wins Golden Fleece Award 
  Weather Vs ClimateCurbing the GW Virus?  Warm and well fed, or hungry in the dark?  Pray for Green Britain this Easter  The World's most Dangerous Gas  Why Wind Power Won't Work  Foggy Thinking on Smog  Alien Environment in Australia Fuels Firestorms  A Tax on Carbon is a Tax on Life  Taxing Mothers' Milk and Our Daily Bread  Retreat to the Past  Climatists on Water Vapor  Greens Re-discover Hydrogen Car  The Long and Costly War on Carbone  The New Brisbane Line  White Christmas in Brisbane?  Greens Destroy Ancestral Grasslands.  Wasteful Wind Power  Coal Powered Cars  Solar Sagging  Making things still matters

Monday, July 21, 2014

MAKING THE WORLD SAFE FOR CHRIS MOONEY




Undistracted by the 
the rigors of peer review, NIPCC founder and former science advisor to the stars, the Reverend Moon and the Department of Transportation S. Fred Singer,  has authored 67 articles for one journal of opinion alone, the peerless American Thinker, and found time to pen eight more for the flagship environmental science journal of The John Birch Society , The New American.  As neither of these august publications have science editors, they could not be reached for congratulatory comments.

So here to add to Singer's 90th birthday festschrift, is his 
complete 2004 - 2014 American Thinker bibliography,  a body of work rivaling the presidential orations of Warren G. Harding and the cat paintings of George W. Bush in being so bad that one need only read the titles to fathom that some terrible grandeur must lie within: 




Friday, July 18, 2014

THERE IS ALWAYS BUSINESS IN GREAT WATERS

Wannabe Ocean Fertilizer Russ George is a figure long familiar to readers of my old science policy blog, Adamant, on whose radar he first appeared on December 15, 2007, as a Cold Fusion tout turned Carbon Offset Salesman on the lam on the high seas- plus ca change !

WALKING THE PLANKTOS

Admiralty Lawyers Avast !
Here be a new Tort: Carbon Offset Piracy
Piratbig2The Black Spot stalks the carbon footprints of Planktos Corporation, last seen trying  to inflict a hotfoot on the shoes of the fisherman.
Climateer reports the scalawags may have added a new misdemeanor to the annals of Admiralty Law : Carbon Offset Piracy. Having promised more planktonic carbon uptake by seawater than could plausibly  be delivered by shoveling rust over the transom of the research vessel that is the main asset of the Enterprise, this merry crew has made off with the corporate flagship.
The yacht Weatherbird II possibly purchased with proceeds from scamming  the faithful into greening the Vatican , has sailed out of sight of its creditors', making Climateer ask :
Is Something Very Wrong With Planktos?Planktos is thirteen days past the date on which their 3rd quarter financials were due at the Securities and Exchange Commission. This is odd for a few different reasons. 1) The company has no revenues...2) Planktos has moved its only tangible asset, the good ship Weatherbird II, outside of U.S. jurisdiction. The boat is carried on the balance sheet at $796,727... PLKT also showed a $797,194 receivable, probably not from operations (they have no sales)...
[The marine saga continues-- Last week the Spanish papers reported Weatherbird II had hightailed it for High Barbaree, Agadir to be exact, but now she is in Madeira, having been refused entry at Las Palmas on a claim of medical emergency due to, you guessed it, plankton poisoning.]

The most recent account from the Spanish Mainsteam press, in   El Publico, says Cap'n George wants the EU & Spain to pay Planktos to investigate the "Cigatura Crisis " it claims to have discovered  en route to nowhere.  Is this  El Ultimo Suspiro Del Alabatroz , or will the conversion of cutlass rust into Sargasso blossom into the Treasure of the Indies ? The smart as paint money is laying two doubloons to a pottle of grog that these lascaradoes will end up keelhauled.
POSTSCRIPT 19 December:
Before the Securities & Exchange Inquisition could locate a comfy chair, or His Spanish Majesty's Admiralty a handy yardarm, Planktos  announced it would attend to Suspending Operations itself.
3 January: They seem to have deep sixed their obligation to The Vatican
Stay tuned - they may yet be seen sailing in company with the gonzo French Nobel laureate who believes in the biological transmutation of iron into manganese?  There be a  process promising great riches in  synergy with cold fusion, as the  first con man to combine the two might convert ironic phytoplankton into manganese nodule futures  .


Saturday, July 12, 2014

HE MAKETH ME TO LIE DOWN IN GREEN PASTURES


The intellectual calm of Las Vegas' was shattered in July as the spirit moved Doctor of Theology Calvin Beisner,  a rather dour Calvinist divine of strong Dominionist views, to invade the Mandalay Bay Casino, not to denounce it as a den of iniquity, but to get paid handsomely to pay homage to one of the Lord's preterite scientific sheep as the
of the year of our Lord 2014                .

The Reverend Dr. Beisner attended the 9th Heartland Institute revival meeting International Climate Conference to celebrate the career of  Dr. Roy Spencer, arguably the Wrong-Way Corrigan of the Climate Wars, who with fellow evangelist John Christy for decades preached that global satellite temperature trends were headed down rather than up, an exegesis further study of The Book Of Nature and their data base forced them to retract in Science in 2004.

As the Coolist conclave adjourned, and the Heartlandite brethren migrated down the Strip to a followup conference with the zeal of Mormons fleeing a tea party, Brit Übertwit & Climate Rap fanboy James Delingpole offered this wholesome perspective on Vegas as a convention venue for evangelical climate contrarians:
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'Stage a conference of libertarians, pot-legalisers,  gun nuts and  gold bugs in a city of  booze, whores, gambling and semi-automatics:  what could possibly go wrong ?'

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

WELCOME TO THE CLIMATE WARS : POPULATION 34

While Watts and Monckton talked of a dark Green conspiracy to rob them of millions of web hits,  the viewer statistics at the Heartland Institute Conference where they voiced their accusations were telling a very different story.
Given the Heartland confab's modest attendance, counting the audience of its  presentations  leads to a  disconcerting  conclusion: the few dozen souls listening live in  Las Vegas often  outnumbered the events's global webcast audience -- a species of disappointment all too familiar to the organizers of Al Gore's Reality Project telethon.

Though many enlisting in the Climate Wars have met the enemy only to discover that they is us, it's always  disconcerting to find out that we has us outnumbered.


CLOSING DAY IN VEGAS : PLACE YOUR BETS

Lord High Stemwinder: 
Viscount Monckton
Complaining of poor video ratings, $10,000 a speech Tarsandinista heart throb Christopher Monckton has accused Warmists of paying to squelch Coolista web hit scores:
"How much?...At the very minimum a quarter of a million dollars…The forces of darkness are paying to shut us up."
Really? 
A decent respect for cost-effectiveness at the margin demands we ask the constellation of carnival barkers, K-Street hacks, shark cartilage toutsand drugstore cowboys running this Godforsaken rodeo:
For a quarter of a million in long green, which of you lot would not pull a 180 degree rhetorical turn and swear to turn vegan and buy a Prius?

Better make that $200,000: 
A lot of self styled think-tanks have 'Senior Fellows' but few can boast of having a Senior Felon as 'Science Director.'
Heartland's Jay Lehr Ph.D has already done Federal prison time for bogus billings that cost America's taxpayers a cool two hundred grand.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

IN VEGAS, THE UNEXAMINED LIFE IS WELL WORTH LIVING

Of  what  possible  relevance  might this  powerpoint  from  Watts' 
'Combating climate myths with science facts' 
Heartland Conference presentation be to the average WUWT screed ?  


The indignant presenting Author in the inset should not be confused with Lord Monckton, who was elsewhere at the conference, telling potential energy investors without reference or attribution that:
"The deposits of gas under Blackpool ... it's apparently the second largest in the world."

IF YOU CAN'T POUND THE TABLE, KICK THE PICTURE FRAMES

Having run out of men in chicken suits and painters of the Baroque Coolist School Heartland's Las Vegas Salon des Refusés now features an edgy installation of  recycled atmospheric artwork by performance artist Bob Carter:
This has led to speculation that NIPCC impressario S. Fred Singer (Top right
will attribute the next report's introduction to Thomas Kinkade,
 and draw on fellow Dadaists in framing its conclusions.