Sunday, January 31, 2016

                WHAT FRACTION OF A LIMBAUGH IS
4δ161x Λ³Жญ5,6,1,8Φ-4 = {(ΣΨ²Њyt3-14๖P9) x 49}/2β x ⅜kxgt-§?


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

     AEDIS NON REQUIRIT QUOD LAUDATIO SUUM IPSA SCRIPSIT

Marvin Lee Minsky, 88, passed away January 24, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts of cerebral hemorrhaging.
Born August 9, 1927 in New York City, New York, to parents Fannie Reiser and Henry Minsky, Marvin Minsky was known for his pioneer contribution to the field of artificial intelligence (AI). After graduating from Phillips Academy, Minsky attended Harvard University, graduating with a BA in Mathematics in 1950. He continued his education at Princeton University, ultimately graduating with a a PhD in Mathematics in 1954.
Some of Minsky’s greatest accomplishments include founding the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in 1959 and authoring many groundbreaking books in the field of artificial intelligence, including Perceptrons. He won many notable awards in his field of study, including the Turing Award in 1969.
Marvin needs no monument because his obituary wrote itself --
the obit above was compiled & generated by the AI program Wordsmith.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

                                  THE  CLIMATE  OF  THE  GODS


After  a  paean to the President of the
Interpantheonic Panel ON Climate  Change, 
Zeus,  Father of Gods  and  men,
De Bello Climatico hails bright - eyed Athena
for sending the muses to inspire
 hard - striking Hephaestus to build the  first  climate  modeling  computer,
 the Antikythera machine  

Thus  began  the  Olympian  struggle  to
 save  the  Climate of the Gods  from  
   Theogenic  thunderbolt  forcing 
  at  the  end  of  the  Titanocene  Era

The  epic  poem  tells  how  foam -- footed 
star - sparkling  Aphrodite 
struck   far - sighted   Icarus 
systems  programmer  of  the  Gods, 
 with   love   for  gold - tressed Phoebe  
Muse of  solar  radiation management
  and how  with  many epithets  he  threw 
the brazen computing engine into the  sea 
 to placate Poseidon when the Earth - Shaker 
threatened to  inundate  Olympus
if  the  IPCC  mandated  ambrosia rationing.

The epic ends with the
tragic  extinction   of  the  entire  Greek  Pantheon, demigods,  muses  &  nymphs  included, 
and the rise of  New Age ' monotheistic ' religions
 like the bloody-handed cult of  ISIS,
which  explains
 the work's  Aesopian  moral :

Saturday, January 23, 2016

                         GOD  COULD  ONLY  MANAGE  TEN

A  COAL   COAST   HEARTTHROB  
DELIVERS A  THIRTEEN  PLAGUE  SALUTE 
TO  HER  DEPARTED  COLLEAGUE

Bob Carter — a great man, gone far too soon — tributes flow

“Professor Bob Carter (74) has been a key figure in the Global Warming debate,”
Sorry, but Bob Carter was utterly irrelevant to climate science, except in the way a mosquito bothers a mammal. 
[Hmmm. Like malaria, dengue, filariasis, West Nile virus, chikungunya, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, Saint Louis encephalitis, Western equine encephalitis, Eastern equine encephalitis, Venezuelan equine encephalitis, La Crosse encephalitis and Zika fever?] ED
Carter contributed no original research, claimed no discovery, and published nothing of substance. He was just a denier who didn’t understand the science and couldn’t accept what he did understand. To him, his preconceived notions were always more important than the science.
 [Does one need to do original research or make a discovery to refute and/or disprove an others claims?] ED
My guess is that after a career of dry, dusty geology he loved getting attention for his inanities on climate change. 
Like anyone’s death, his is a tragedy. But it certainly is not a loss for science — especially the kind of “science” practiced here.
[ You are certainly better mannered than William Connolley and Russell Seitz.] ED
—–
Appell, it’s a basic blog requirements(sic) that you use accurate English. The definition of a “denier” in a science debate is someone who denies an observation. You’ll need to list the observation(sic) that Bob Carter denied, or perhaps you’d rather just apologize for baseless namecalling in a petty, illspirited(sic) comment that lacked any substantiation, fact or grace? – Jo


"Jo Nova"  is the stage name Joanne Coding adopted in 1998 to host a children's television program

                    A  MINOR  DELINGPOLE  MALFUNCTION 

   James Delingpole     Paris  premier of     CLIMATE HUSTLE    7-12-2015       Bob Carter

Sick Warmists Gloat Over Death Of Climate Hero Bob Carter
By JAMES DELINGPOLE         Breitbart              22  Jan   2016
Sick Green activists have been gloating over the death of Bob Carter, the heroic climate sceptic geologist who died of a heart attack earlier this week.

Friday, January 22, 2016

HE CAN LEARN YOU THINGS THEY DON'T TEACH IN SKOOL


No, 2015 Was Not The Hottest Year Evah…



by James Delingpole  Breitbart    21 Jan 2016


Over the next few days and weeks you will hear lots and lots of stories about how 2015 was the “Hottest Year Evah”.

James DelingpoleEvery time you do so, reach for your Browning. Whoever makes this claim will be an idiot, a liar, a charlatan – or, in the case of many establishment climate scientists, most likely all three.
I’ll explain why in a moment. But first, meet the morons ...


          • During the Minoan Warming Period, Vikings built stone dairy barns on Greenland that held up to 50 cattle, abandoned and reoccuopied during the Roman and MedievalWarming Periods....who you believe, thousands of dead Vikings or Climaclownologists ?

            • Difficult for the Vikings to build barns during the Minoan Warm Period. The Minoan WP began around 1400 BC and ended around 800 BC. The Viking age lasted from the 8th century AD to the 11th century AD. Just saying.

    Wednesday, January 20, 2016

         The  Geological  Column  Grows  One  Stratigrapher  At   A  Time

    As surely as  Bob Carter  was an  excellent  marine  stratigrapher, 
    and  one  of  the  foremost  Friends  of  Science 
    there's  something  firmamentally  wrong  with Watts'  eulogy
    has he been studying astronomy with the Cornwall Alliance again ?

    Dr. Robert Carter, scientist, climate skeptic, pioneer, friend – R.I.P
     / 

    I was shocked and saddened to read this, I’m passing it on without comment because I can’t write about this at this moment. See update below.
    UPDATE: I have gathered my thoughts.
    Bob Carter’s sudden death reminded me that life is tenuous, and that what we view as firmament can be taken from us in an instant.

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016

          PEOPLE WHO SCARE  AL  GORE AND  DONALD  TRUMP

    Physics Today logo
    CELEBRATES AN MIT PROFESSOR WHOSE CLIMATE SKEPTICISM PUTS  DICK LINDZEN'S TO SHAME.

    Modern Observational Physical Oceanography: Understanding the Global Ocean    
    Author  Carl Wunsch, writes Stuart Cunningham in his January 2016 review of the book for Physics Today. Cunningham counts more than 250 papers and “an astonishing list of master’s and PhD students whose own merits are widely recognized.”
    PT: In 2007 you were featured in a documentary called The Great Global Warming Swindle—you later claimed the producers twisted your words to support their agenda. What is your view of public discussion of climate change nearly 10 years later?
    WUNSCH: An impressionistic view is that a wider public now has a greater appreciation that climate change is a very dangerous process for both humans and all flora and fauna. The spectacle of the Republican presidential speeches and debates, the continued dominance of people like Senator [James] Inhofe (R-OK), and foolish forums such as the Wall Street Journal editorial pages, remain dispiriting. I have long thought that the much younger, emerging generations were the best hope for the future. The intense debates in universities over divesting institutional endowment investments in fossil fuel—whatever the merits of that actual course of action—are one of the most encouraging signs of the emerging movement.
    Perhaps, like parts of science, sensible social progress emerges “one funeral at a time” (paraphrasing Max Planck).
    PT: What is your reaction to the goals that were developed at the recent climate change conference in Paris, particularly in relation to the role of observational oceanography?
    WUNSCH: Paris seems to represent real progress, at least in the moral sense, and we can all hope that countries will live up to their commitments with concrete actions to follow. Real efforts to begin dealing with climate change are urgent and Paris is, perhaps, a breakthrough. A worry is that in the push towards emission limitations, technological advancement in energy, and carbon extraction methods et cetera, that the still primitive nature of much of the science of climate will be lost sight of.
    The science, particularly the observational part, is extremely cheap compared to efforts involving shifts in the energy economy. And with all of the reasons to focus on the technical aspects of renewable resources, extracting carbon dioxide et cetera, a great deal of fundamental climate science still remains to be confronted. Much of it isn't sexy. It involves difficult long-duration measurements and new models that take years to construct and understand, and it’s in danger in many places of being regarded as not very relevant.
    Furthermore, the unwillingness of the world to confront the zero-order issue of human population growth as an underlying driver of global change generally is discouraging. Population modelers keep increasing their estimate of the maximum expected population of the world in the decades to come. Adding billions more people can lead to the failure of even the most effective technologies.

    READ THE WHOLE THING HERE

    Saturday, January 16, 2016

       NOW ALL THEY NEED IS A SECRET HANDSHAKE 


                            ORIGIN OF THE CLIMATE SIGN
    "The climate sign was selected 
    through a collaborative process... 
    for feedback on cultural appropriateness...
    13 top environmental organizations and branding agencies 
    contributed their thoughts...
    The climate sign communicates unity for climate action

                   OLD  MODEL CLIMATE  SIGN                             NEW IMPROVED THING            
    When we raise the climate sign, we recognize climate change as an opportunity for global collaboration, creativity, and innovation.

    As the climate sign spreads, it builds a social norm

     of climate-conscious living, and fosters support 

    for climate groups and progressive world leaders... 

    it marks a turning point in the climate movement; we are breaking free from fossil fuels, and bringing green infrastructure and climate-conscious economic practices to the forefront... decreasing our meat and dairy consumption, taking public transit, and supporting businesses with sustainable practices.
    Raise the #climatesign to show your dedication to climate action in 2016 !

      
    MACROAGRESSION  WARNING 
     EXTENDING  ARM  IN ' C  HAIL! '  SALUTE  MAY  TRIGGER  GODWIN ALARM

     Ken Berlin raises the #climatesign to show his dedication to climate action! 
    Mr. Berlin is the current president and CEO of the Climate Reality Project, and has been a part of the climate movement for years.
     Mr. Berlin's background in environmental law and litigation has given him the foundation to become a truly influential climate leader. 
    Thank you, Mr. Berlin, for raising the climate sign !"
                WATCH  THE CLIMATE REALITY PROJECT  TELETHON 
              AND  GET  A  REBRANDED  CAPTAIN  PLANET  
              SECRET  HANDSHAKE  DECODING  RING ABSOLUTELY FREE !

                 COP-21:  NOT EXACTLY THE CONGRESS OF VIENNA

       AT  1 MICRODEGREE AN HOUR , IT MAY
    TAKE 80  GENERATIONS OF FROGS
    TO  BOIL A POT OF WATER 
    Near-identical post- COP 21 pep talks in  ScienceThe Nation, The Guardian, Nature,  Grist  Mother Jones testify that  enthusiasm  for  the  party  line remains compulsory.  PR  firms  on  all sides of the  Climate Wars  have found a  Best  Practice  : they  can  maximize their income by abolishing spontaneity in  favor  of  permanent political choreography. Striving to stay on - message, Hillary  Clinton  &  Ted Cruz,  Tom Fuller and Bill  McKibben have all been joined at the hip in their utter predictability.  

    But loud as the music  may be,  climate  change  does  not  dance  to anyone's tune. The PR shills whose shillings stem from Lord Lawson's friends and energy barons from Alberta to Australia can no more slow down  radiative  forcing  by  modern civilization  than  their  polemic opponents can speed it up.

    This planet's most complex dynamic system remains as ponderous as it is politically indifferent.  Even when mankind  grows to 9 billion souls, there will still be a billion pounds of atmosphere per capita, and the still vaster thermal inertia of Earth's hydrosphere and crust will continue to dictate the rate of man made climate forcing ecopoliticians  insist on presenting as an existential threat. 

    This  does  not  justify conservative indifference to conservation as a moral imperative,  but  socialists from  Sanders to Sarkozy  might as well  try  explaining  the  acceleration  of  history  to  a  tree sloth  as attempt to  persuade nature to pick up the tempo  of warming to a rate ordinary voters can detect inside a four year term. Not even Public Television can save the climate debate from the reality of ennui.



    Sunday, January 10, 2016

                                      AT  GENERAL PROGRESS,
       ELECTRIC CHEESE IS OUR MOST IMPORTANT PRODUCT

    THE CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS  HAS  DRAWN AHEAD  OF
    THE  COMPETITIVE  ENTERPRISE  INSTITUTE 
    IN THE  RACE FOR  CHEESIEST  ENERGY THINK TANK :
    By Natasha Gieling
    Savoy, a region in the French Alps, is famous for its food — namely its cheeses, some of which have been made in the area since the 13th century... now, according to the Independent, one Alpine power station is using the region’s famous cheese in an unexpected way — to generate enough electricity to supply power for a community of 1,500 people.
    Technically, the power station — located in Albertville in the southeastern part of France — uses whey... often considered a waste product by cheese makers.
    When bacteria is added to whey, however, they begin to digest the sugars. That, in turn, produces methane, a biogas that can be captured and used as fuel... to produce an estimated 3,000,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually.

    A trifling exercise in dimensional analysis suggests  this should make make fondue carbon -neutral for years to come .