Category Archives: Weather/Climate

The continuing corruption of science

“…[NOAA] the world’s leading source of climate data rushed to publish a landmark paper that exaggerated global warming and was timed to influence the historic Paris Agreement on climate change.”

Under Barry Hussein’s watch, of course.

From James Delingpole: “What the whistleblowing NOAA insider John Bates has just done is prove beyond reasonable doubt what some of us have long claimed: that from NASA GISS and NOAA across the pond to the UEA and the Met Office’s Hadley Centre, the world’s leading temperature data sets have been hijacked by climate activists and abused to advance a political agenda.”

Scientists are corrupted by government funding, without which they cannot survive, as it comes with a stipulation to be politically correct. Or else. It’s part of the swamp Trump needs to drain. The question is how to do it?

Fake News: Climate Hustle

The master of fake news, the NYTimes, is spinning its sit-down with Trump to look like he’s reversing himself on his criticism of the politics and science of climate change. And the Times’ multiple clones are following, wagging their tails behind them.

“The media spin…can only be described as dishonest. Trump appears to soften stance on climate change & Donald Trump backflips on climate change  & Trump on climate change in major U-turn, says Climate Depot.

“The ‘fake news’ that Trump had somehow moderated or changed his “global warming” views was not supported by the full transcript of the meeting. [Climate change critic] Heartland Institute President Joe Bast had this to say about the full transcript of Trump’s meeting: ‘This is reassuring. The Left wants to drive wedges between Trump and his base by spinning anything he says as ‘retreating from campaign promises.’”

When he does retreat, or seems to, as in letting the Hagzilla off the hook, I’ll jump on that. And I’ll jump on this fake news, too. The usual fakery of the Old Stream Media, lapdogging it up for Democrats like Clinton and Obama, lying up a storm for Republicans of any stripe whatsoever.

Via Drudge

The Hottest Year Evah Nonsense

The television meteorologists and the newspaper scribblers reissue these government handouts every year as if they were gospel instead of political bullshit so fundamentally flawed they don’t deserve to be called science.

“Surface temperature datasets are so flawed (Urban Heat Island effect; poor siting issues; large areas of the world where there is no coverage) as to be untrustworthy,” writes James Delingpole. “Satellite data don’t show nearly the same extreme warming trend: this year’s high temperatures, the result of a strong El Nino, are roughly the same of those as of the (similarly strong) El Nino of 1998.”

“[Where] there is little or no data coverage for most of the world,” writes climate blogger Paul Homewood, “temperature trends are simply made up for large areas, particularly the supposedly fast warming regions like the Arctic.”

Made up? Yes, made up. Extrapolated, as they say in professional-speak, those none-too-scientific scientists, getting fat and living high on the climate-change gravy train powered by your tax money. Championed by such luminaries as the dictator’s club (aka the UN) and actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

Titanic risk of Arctic cruises

Scheduling an Arctic pleasure cruise? Better think again.

“Tero Vauraste, boss of Finnish shipping firm Arctia, warned there would be little authorities could do if a ship got into distress there, due to the lack of infrastructure. ‘The Northwest Passage is thousands and thousands of nautical miles with absolutely nothing,’ he said.”

Moreover, technology is self-limiting in that region, according to Vauraste:

“Navigation in icy waters is made more difficult by poor satellite imagery. An ice field might move at a speed of 4-5 knots, but a ship will receive a satellite picture of it that is 10-20 hours old.”

Via FoxNews.

Ban Air Conditioning in Federal Buildings

What a, uh, cool idea. Idea being that the feds got so big and so out-of-control because of air conditioning. If those mausoleum-style office buildings of theirs were sweat factories, there’s be a whole lot less interest in occupying them.

Besides, eliminating air-conditioning (or making it so expensive that it effectively eliminates it) is what Wormtongue’s administration is after with its bans on coal and oil for producing electricity. All in the name of combating dubious climate change. The Democrat wing of the ruling class should set a good example for the rest of us. Believe it when you see it? Me too.

Via Instapundit.

UPDATE:  Instead, Lurch wants to ban our air-conditioning. Of course he does. A threat to the planet, doncha know. Not his, you understand. Not the air conditioners of the ruling class. Oh, no. Just ours.

How and why the warmists are wrong

From JD at Mouth of the Brazos:

“All the climate change (global warming) freaks are basing their doom predictions on are COMPUTER MODELS. If there is one algorithm in their model that’s wrong, or one regulatory factor omitted, the model isn’t worth a fart in a whirlwind. I’ve seen the same thing in doing science at Dow. It’s why predictive behaviors in any system have to be taken with a humongous grain of salt.”

The very idea that science could accurately model the climate is pure bullshit only impressive to suckers.

The Climate Prosecution Club

The First Church of Climate Change is not only threatening to put dissenters in jail, it is prosecuting companies and private think tanks that don’t come to the progressive altar, genuflect on bended knee and sing hallelujah with the rest of the choir.

“Mr. Walker belongs to this climate prosecution club and so he unleashed his subpoena attack on CEI, as well as on DCI Group, a Washington-based PR firm that represents free-market and fossil fuel groups. His demand for a decade’s worth of papers on climate research is a form of harassment. The process is itself punishment, intended to raise the cost of speaking freely on climate policy lest it invite legal bills and other political headaches.”

Land of the free? Increasingly not. Home of the brave? That remains to be seen.

“Rather than play defense, the targets of the climate police need to fight back with lawsuits of their own.” Hallelujah!

Via WSJ