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



Las Vegas' intellectual calm was recently shattered as a dour Dominionist divine invaded the Mandalay Bay Casino, not to denounce the place as a den of iniquity, but to get paid to pay homage to one of climatology's preterite sheep, that Wrong-Way Corrigan of the Climate Wars, Dr. Roy Spencer as an:
Outstanding Evangelical Climate Scientist ' 
Dr. Calvin Beisner celebrated the serial satellite data scrambler's career at the 9th in a series of Heartland Institute  revival meetings  International Climate Conferences, after which Übertwit & 'interpreter of interpretations' JAMES DELLINGPOLE joined the Heartlandite brethren in migrating downstrip like Latter Day Saints fleeing an ice tea party, to a followup event that put the Evangelical-friendly Vegas casino venue in cultural perspective:
'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. 

Monday, July 7, 2014

HEARTLAND CONFERENCE 9.0 : WRESTLEMANIA

      LIVE  FROM LAS VEGAS !
It took the MC of the International Conference on Climate Change, Chicago carnival barker &  think-tank proprietor Joe Bast just minutes to segue from:
“ Now that we’ve won the climate debate…” to
“ There’s a leftist conspiracy to silence me.”
and introduce Joe Bastardi, a blowhard on steroids who declared:

 “Elvis Alive has More Validity than many AGW ideas” 

before announcing:
“I am the only wrestler ever to earn a meteorology degree.”

And it being Vegas,  offering some Trifecta tips:
Lacking white tigers to sicc on Bastardi, Bast unleashed Congressman Dana Rohrbacher on the audience as a warm-up for two Vegas Strip firsts: fully clothed Viennese Climate Rapper Kilez More performing in German (2:02 in), & stand-up comic Willie Soon's impersonation of North Korea's Dear Leader:

Friday, July 4, 2014

HOW BIG IS YOUR OXYGEN FOOTPRINT?

Absent plants photosynthesizing the reactive gas, the fossil fuel industry would be powerless to drive climate forcing forward 

so why debate whether the Anthropocene is good, bad or ugly?

as representatives of the ancien regime of the animal kingdom, human pundits should use their powers of semantic agression to reframe photosynthesis as  the root of all CO2  evils, and move on to denouncing

       The Aerobocene Era