Author Archives: mikelorrey

About mikelorrey

Mild mannered virtual reality tycoon.

US Congress Rejects UN Internet Takeover

http://phys.org/news/2012-05-internet.html As a followup to a previous story about congressional hearings regarding a proposal to turn over control of the internet to the United Nations International Telecommunications Union, we are happy to report that extensive public pressure has ensured that … Continue reading

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Stop Kissing the Coral!!!!

http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/news/5473/coral-reefs-have-herpes Long blamed on anthropogenic global warming, coral bleaching events are now being traced to viral pathogens, specifically a form of the herpes virus. I guess this is what they mean when they say people are loving nature to death…. … Continue reading

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A request: +1 Us for Google’s Sake

A week or so ago I found out about Google’s +1 program, which allows anybody to uprate websites that participate, so that users can boost that site’s search rankings. As has been found recently, Google has staff of people who … Continue reading

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Early Winter in Switzerland

Global Warming alarmists have long claimed that snowfall would soon be a thing of the past in the Swiss Alps, that the glaciers would melt, tourists would leave, and the ski industry would die. There CERTAINLY would not be any … Continue reading

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Easter Blizzard in the Northeastern US, Global Warming to Blame?

From the “weather is not climate” department, post by Mike Lorrey: I woke up today to find a couple inches of snow accumulating on my deck, and was thinking about setting up a nice picture there with some of the … Continue reading

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Facebook Treating Skeptic Blog Articles as “Abusive”

It came to our attention yesterday when we were sharing WUWT articles, that Facebook now treats WUWT articles as “abusive”. Apparently this is a new tactic of the warmists to abuse the FB abuse process in order to suppress free … Continue reading

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Snow in Los Angeles County, NWS Winter Advisory

From the “weather is not climate” department… Apparently, Nature is weighing in some support for action in Sacramento to end California’s economically punishing anti-carbon law. We saw earlier this winter some significant snowfall in Los Angeles, but Hollywierd continues to … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, Climate_change, Forecasting, Global warming, snowfall, Weather | 62 Comments

New Hampshire House Votes to Quit Cap-and-Trade

The New Hampshire House of Representatives, the third largest legislative body in the world, voted yesterday to end the state’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative cap-and-trade program. The House voted 251-108 after less than 5 minutes of debate … Continue reading

Posted in Cap-and-trade, Carbon credits, Carbon dioxide, Carbon footprint, Climate News, Energy, Government idiocy, Politics | Tagged , , , | 51 Comments

1,000′s of Japans Centenarians Died Decades Ago, Average Life Expectancy “worse than we thought”…

In another example of vital statistics being grossly distorted by a combination of poor record keeping and possibly people with a selfish agenda, it is being reported in the Guardian and elsewhere that possibly hundreds of thousands of people over … Continue reading

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Earth Braces for Solar Storm Tonite

NASA announced that a massive solar flare that erupted Sunday should strike Earth some time tonite in the early AM hours (Correction, has struck Earth, details follow). “This eruption is directed right at us and is expected to get here … Continue reading

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IceCube spies unexplained pattern of cosmic rays

by Jill Sakai, University of Wisconsin Though still under construction, the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole is already delivering scientific results — including an early finding about a phenomenon the telescope was not even designed to study. This … Continue reading

Posted in Antarctic, Cosmic rays, Space | 61 Comments

EPA Rejects Petitions to Scuttle CO2 Rules

Today the EPA rejected petitions from citizens, groups, and states to reverse its 2009 decision to regulate CO2 as a pollutant. The states of Virginia and Texas, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, coal giant Peabody Energy … Continue reading

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Step Changes in Science Blog Climate

Guest post by WUWT moderator Mike Lorrey One of the nice tools that alexa.com has is that it lets you compare multiple sites against each other. For those with competition of either economic or political nature, this is of high … Continue reading

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Interior Dept. Inspector General Investigating post facto falsified statements from engineers on drilling moratorium

While this isn’t our normal fare here at WUWT, I found it interesting and relevant, since WUWT covered the Deepwater Horizon oil drilling spill story early on here, with several follow ups. This story is a result of that spill. … Continue reading

Posted in Disaster, Energy, Environment, Government idiocy | 83 Comments

Tink Fitzhew vs the USGS

Guest post by WUWT moderator Mike Lorrey Up here in northern New England, we like our tall tales. Stories of the humor, wisdom, and idiosyncratic thought of the yankee farmer stretch across the ages. This one you may have heard … Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Fun_stuff, Government idiocy, Humor, Satire | 90 Comments

First They Came For The Scientists….

Mike Lorrey looks at the PNAS skeptics paper and some historical issues related to it. – Anthony My primary area of accomplishment in life, other than virtual worlds development, is in political activism. Despite my technical training, I am a … Continue reading

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Dilbert on the Utility of Forecasting

Scott Adams evidently understands AGW adherents completely.

Posted in Humor, Modeling, Ridiculae, Satire | 27 Comments

July Snow in New Hampshire

From the weather-is-not-climate department: By Jeff Fish, Globe Correspondent Ignoring the calendar, which showed the beginning of the month of July, a dusting of snow fell Thursday on Mount Washington in New Hampshire, startling tourists and forcing the closure of … Continue reading

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The New Space Junk Blame Game

Space junk, those bits and pieces dropped by astronauts, or resulting from explosion of upper stages, or collisions of satellites or ASAT tests, are a major safety hazard in Low Earth Orbit and are a growing issue in Geosynchronous Orbit, … Continue reading

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The Beauty of a Near Spotless Sun

Amateur telescope photographer Thierry Legault has gained renown in recent years taking photographs of spacecraft in orbit… from the ground, with them either reflecting sunlight as they cross the terminator, or silhouetted by the moon, or in recent days, silhouetted … Continue reading

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