Category Archives: Science/Engineering

The climate shuck rolls on

“Much of recent global warming has been fabricated by climate scientists to make it look more frightening, a study has found. The peer-reviewed study by two scientists and a veteran statistician looked at the global average temperature datasets (GAST) which are used by climate alarmists to argue that recent years have been ‘the hottest evah’ and that the warming of the last 120 years has been dramatic and unprecedented.

“What they found is that these readings are ‘totally inconsistent with published and credible U.S. and other temperature data.'”

Via Breitbart

Ice Age Map

Solid line is the approximate extent of glaciation in the last Ice Age, 11,000 years ago. All ice above it. People below it could survive. Dotted line is the approximate extent in the previous Ice Age.

“Climbing ever higher on the bodies of their fallen comrades, they tried to stay above the ever deepening snow. Still it kept coming. Four stories deep. Six stories deep. Nine. All in one day. Still they kept climbing, nine stories into the sky.”—Not By Fire, But By Ice

Via Ice-Age Now

McMansion Hell

That’s the name of an architectural blog that puts down McMansions for, well, architectural reasons—poor symmetry, horrible proportions, lack of visual balance.

Me, I kind of like McMansions, especially the tall and narrow ones with lots of windows that will require extensive (and expensive) periodic washing. And a tall, two-story entry with overhanging balcony (inside) and curving staircase.

But amenities such as the movie room are going too far. Our next-door neighbor, with a one-story rancher like ours, has one. Used to be a dining room, I think. Bet it lacks a glade plug-in that (every 30 seconds) spritzes “a fine, precisely-calculated potpourri of stale popcorn, teen sweat, and post-3D movie vomit.”

The McMansion one has a carpet but it seems to lack the spilled soda and smooshed candy that make a real movie theater the “house of sticky floors.”

Via McMansion Hell

Climate Change is Fake News

If the Gorebot’s championing of it, while maintaining a mansion with a very high electric utility bill and flying in a private jet, wasn’t enough of a clue there’s his prediction of years ago that we would all be drowning by now.

Moreover, there’s the famous scientific consensus. It’s unraveling:

“Last year there were at least 60 peer-reviewed papers published in scientific journals demonstrating that today’s warming isn’t global, unprecedented, or remarkable.

“Just within the last 5 months, 58 more papers and 80 new graphs have been published that continue to undermine the popularized conception of a slowly cooling Earth temperature history followed by a dramatic hockey-stick-shaped uptick, or an especially unusual global-scale warming during modern times.”

Climate change, aka global warming, always has been a leftist schuck and that’s becoming more and more obvious—even as the Mediacrats and Mr. Platitude (Bronco Bama) himself continue to push it.

Via Power Line Blog

When Lindbergh crossed an ocean

Speaking of anniversaries, today’s the 90th one of Charles Lindbergh’s solo, nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean. My father was five and my mother was three.

Lindbergh always maintained that he wasn’t alone because his high-wing, single engine monoplane was more than a thing. “We,” he titled his best-seller on the trip.

Via Power Line Blog

Lifting the Arctic drilling ban

“‘Trump to OK new offshore plan, reverse Arctic, Atlantic bans: sources,’ said a headline from S&P Global Platts, an industry trade publication….

“Oil for the people. Money from leases for the Treasury. And getting out of the Middle East for our military.”

That last may be iffy now, with the Syria strike, but it is to be devoutly wished.

Via Don Surber

Austin company bids on border wall

Black Security Products LLC has already built about 30 percent of the current fencing along the border. Now they want to do a concrete wall topped with a fence and an elevated platform to serve as a road.

“’It’s like a bridge,’ said Neusch, who shared the conceptual drawings for his bid with the American-Statesman. ‘It’s part of our design for the border wall.’ While he wouldn’t give cost estimates, he said the structure, with the additional steel lane for Border Patrol vehicles to drive on while they patrol, wouldn’t come cheap.”

Via Austin American-Statesman