In where I get my own nuclear explosion for Christmas

It’s getting onto the time when we just let other cares fall away and focus on family and friends, and what holiday season would be complete without some fireworks when they all get together? 😉

The Weekly Roundup from the Daily Bayonet is out, and I got quite the chuckle from the photo and caption, enough so that I want to drive some traffic there. Oh and there’s some brilliant writing too:

Let’s hope Roberts’ argument carries the day, because every time he and his warmist friends ring the global warming alarm bell, another skeptic gets his wings.

Be sure to vote on their poll.

That said, I wish you all a Merry Christmas.

Posting may be erratic starting tomorrow through Monday as like many of you I’m in the last minute panic trying to get everything done so relatives won’t have have anything to complain about.

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Tom E.
December 22, 2011 8:40 am

And a Merry Christmas to you as well! And thank you for all you do!
In fact I will extend the seasons greetings and thanks to all who participate in forum.

Urederra
December 22, 2011 8:46 am

Merry Christmas to all.
Anthony, you should have embedded the video ·”Christmas at ground zero” by Weird Al Yankovik. I think it is way more appropriate. 😛

mkelly
December 22, 2011 8:48 am

Merry Christ mass to all.
For He so loved the world that He gave is only begotten Son.

commieBob
December 22, 2011 8:48 am

Merry Christmas

Karen D
December 22, 2011 8:52 am

Merry Christmas!

Gordon Ford
December 22, 2011 8:59 am

Merry Christmas to all and an interesting New Year

AnonyMoose
December 22, 2011 9:01 am

Complaints?
Darned Christmas Cheer skeptics.

Cathy
December 22, 2011 9:12 am

Merry Christmas, Anthony! And to all your remarkable contributors and moderators – thanks! All the best in the New Year.

December 22, 2011 9:14 am

Merry Christmas and Happy new Year, Anthony and Moderators!

Tim Clark
December 22, 2011 9:15 am

Anthony,
Best wishes for the Christmas season.
FWIW, I’ve given up on pleasing my MIL. Some things are impossible, energy wise.

Don B
December 22, 2011 9:18 am

How about a nuclear explosion, I mean nuclear reaction, in every car?
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13746_7-20100035-48/is-a-nuclear-powered-car-in-our-future/

Judy F.
December 22, 2011 9:32 am

Anthony and all the mods,
Merry Christmas! Many thanks for all the hard work you do.
Enjoy your families and the time you spend with them.
Judy F.

Douglas DC
December 22, 2011 9:37 am

I fear the North Koreans are about to detonate their third bomb- in honor of Chubkim Un…

DirkH
December 22, 2011 9:46 am

Interesting. Via the daily Bayonette,
Richard Branson jokingly suggests to kill off climate change skeptics by sending them to space.
http://www.grist.org/climate-skeptics/2011-12-16-new-approach-to-climate-deniers-launch-them-into-space
I will not respond in kind; but calling for a boycott of all Virgin products is a more than modest response under these circumstances I think.

timg56
December 22, 2011 10:07 am

Dirk,
I think the reporter has it wrong. I saw this earlier, only it was reported as Rajendra Pachauri being the one who made the comment. I believe it was Andy Revkin in the NYT who reported this, going on to call for Pachauri to resign due to conflict of interest. Revkin thinks he crosses the line too often into political activisim.
So lets not start calling for boycotts until you are sure of your information.

Tom Bakewell
December 22, 2011 10:36 am

Blessings on you and your house for all that you have done, and done so very well

December 22, 2011 10:42 am

Happy Christmas

Kev-in-UK
December 22, 2011 10:43 am

@DirkH
I agree. Branson is clearly off his tree – and as I’m a Virginmedia customer, he can kiss goodbye to my subscription in the New Year. What a twonk!

Kev-in-UK
December 22, 2011 10:45 am

Oops – I forgot to wish you ALL – a jolly good christmas and happy new year!
as always, a special thanks to Anthony, all the posters and not forgetting the mods for a sterling job!!
chow guiys, and have a good one!

AJ Abrams
December 22, 2011 10:47 am

Happy holidays to all! Will miss you big guy!

Leon Brozyna
December 22, 2011 10:52 am

Merry Christmas to all … now I’m off for some last minute strolling round the stores to get a couple little goodies to wrap up the season.

wayne
December 22, 2011 11:04 am

crosspatch under the past thread on North Korea implored everyone to read this fine article on upcoming safe nuclear power and minimized waste:
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=smarter-use-of-nuclear-waste
That’s a good read! Thanks crosspatch.
But this is a good point to add this more detailed article of all of the nuclear reactors, past, present, and future that are designed to never have one those mushrooms above to ever occur due to us world citizens having generous nuclear generated electricity for all:
(the emphasis is on fast neutron designs but you will also find some thorium and traveling-wave mixed in and including all of the pluses and minuses of each)
http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/inf98.html
Things are definitely on the move on the nuclear front! Merry Christmas all!

DirkH
December 22, 2011 11:10 am

timg56 says:
December 22, 2011 at 10:07 am
“Dirk,
I think the reporter has it wrong. ”
Ok, let’s wait and see. I’ll stay in a provisional boycott position until we know more. Precautionary principle.

DirkH
December 22, 2011 11:17 am

Ok. I didn’t read the whole of the GRIST article; it ends with an update:
“Editor’s Note:
This article by Mark Hertsgaard was criticized following publication by Rajendra Pachauri, the chair of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, who said that the article badly misquoted his remarks at the “Extreme Climate Risks and California’s Future” conference. Via email, Dr. Pachauri denied he said anything about giving climate change deniers “a one-way ticket to space.” That joking comment, Pachauri went on, was actually made by Sir Richard Branson”
So, first they said Pachauri made the remark, later, when Pachauri protested, they corrected the writeup and it is Branson now.
I change my provisional boycott into a permanent one again. Ah, good old precautionary principle; save money and do something good at the same time.

December 22, 2011 11:31 am

Anthony,
Thank you for the best education in basic science and quite a bit more – truly “continuing education”, much better than what I’d get at any college or university today.
Merry Christmas to you, to the Mods, and all the regulars and lurkers!

DirkH
December 22, 2011 11:38 am

And Ecotretas has video links showing Branson and Pachauri making their jokes about the extermination of anyone who doesn’t agree with them. They’re having lots of fun.
http://ecotretas.blogspot.com/2011/12/pachauri-openly-defends-killing.html

Robertvdl
December 22, 2011 11:41 am

Gelukkig Kerstfeest Bon Nadal from Barcelona
and let it be in peace !

Hoser
December 22, 2011 12:02 pm

Another non-commercial Christmas for us. In a way, I find that’s better anyway. Family is more important than buying a bunch of junk anyway. It’s hard to feel warm and cozy in the new economy. And many thanks to government policy for bringing another year of holiday joy to my family.
Sarcasm doesn’t begin to express my emotions on that topic.

December 22, 2011 12:05 pm

Dirk…. Branson and RJ should be the first to go! IMHO 🙂
Anthony et all ……. A Very Happy Christmas, safe and prosperous New Year. AGAIN thanks for all your hard work on our behalf. . There is ONE reason for the Season, Blessings One and ALL.

Viv Evans
December 22, 2011 12:11 pm

A very Merry Christmas to you, Anthony, and to your family!
And a very Merry Christmas to all you fab mods, and to all you outstanding contributors and commenters!

terrybixler
December 22, 2011 12:14 pm

Anthony
Merry Christmas to you and your family. Of course Merry Christmas to all those the help make WUWT possible especially the hard working moderators.
Thank You all for your efforts!
Terry and Hyon

Mike McMillan
December 22, 2011 12:27 pm

Great inspirational video, Anthony. Thanks, and Merry Christmas.
Mike the former B-52 driver.

Mac the Knife
December 22, 2011 12:36 pm

Merry Christmas, Anthony and Mods!
Merry Christmas, all of you Regular Contributors and Irascible Commentors!
Merry Christmas, Lurkers and Look-i-Loos!
Merry Christmas, Everyone!!!!
Whodda thunk we would see the Christmas when getting a lump of coal in your stocking would be a GOOD thing, as compared to worthless ‘carbon credits’?
Here’s a little warped Christmas cheer from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, by a band called Da Yoopers!!!

Pamela Gray
December 22, 2011 12:50 pm

Happy away from work time!
Peace to you and yours.
Happy skiing!
Let love reign.
Say a prayer that tower blades stay ON the towers this winter!
And thanks for such a wonderful site Anthony and crew.

TXRed
December 22, 2011 12:57 pm

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to Anthony, the moderators and readers. May you get coal in your stocking only if you want it!

December 22, 2011 1:03 pm

we all know there are massive doubts about sensitivity, positives, negatives and such
but what are the data on kissing models under the mistletoe.
ouch! my wife has a strong view. and a pointy elbow

Tommy Roche
December 22, 2011 1:08 pm

Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain faoi Mhaise Daoibh.
Wishing all at WUWT a Merry Xmas and a Happy, Healthy and Properous New Year,

starzmom
December 22, 2011 1:14 pm

Merry Christmas to everyone here. Thank you all for a very educational year. And a prosperous and educational New Year too.

H.R.
December 22, 2011 1:20 pm

The best of the Season
for all the right reasons
to all of the denizens here.
May you all take great pleasure
in those you most treasure
and enjoy the next days in good cheer!
Merry Christmas to Anthony and The MODS (doo-wop do-waahhh!).

cui bono
December 22, 2011 1:31 pm

Happy Christmas Anthony, family, mods, and readers of this blog, and may it live long, prosper and hit 100 million by New Year.
You should put a clause in your blog purpose – to preserve the sanity of all those oppressed by consensus thinking. Whoops! “Everyone knows there ain’t no sanity clause!” (h/t. Marx bros).

Retired Engineer
December 22, 2011 1:45 pm

Merry and Happy to All (even including Al, Jim, Phil, and the Team)
“Love your enemies, it will drive them crazy.”
“Sometimes, not often enough, We reflect upon the good things.” (Thanks, Henry)
Let us hope for a New Year filled with peace, prosperity, logic, and reason.
(now, why does that video remind me of the ending to Dr. Strangelove?)

TRM
December 22, 2011 2:04 pm

Happy Christmas and new year to all.
Cheers

Mac the Knife
December 22, 2011 3:05 pm

Mac the Knife says:
December 22, 2011 at 12:36 pm
“Here’s a little warped Christmas cheer from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, by a band called Da Yoopers!!!”
Oooops! Looks like the video link had a glitch! Try this:
http://youtu.be/50IgzksUqpQ

Ian L. McQueen
December 22, 2011 3:38 pm

Anthony-
Many thanks for the immense amount of information passed on this year (and in the past). In appreciation I offer this musical interlude: http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1909243034?bctid=53156488001
IanM

jorgekafkazar
December 22, 2011 3:39 pm

Merry Christmas, Chappy Chanukkah, Happy Winter Solstice, Good Yule, as appropriate, to one and all.

December 22, 2011 6:08 pm

Merry Christmas Anthony, and many thanks for this terrific blog that has taken the lead in the battle for rationality and science.
/Mr Lynn

Rhoda Ramirez
December 22, 2011 6:19 pm

Anthony and everyone else, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. (NOT interesting! That’s an ancient Chinese curse).

December 22, 2011 7:07 pm

Slightly off-isotopic, but one might consider “Merry Crispness” as the theme for today.

Mac the Knife
December 22, 2011 7:11 pm

EternalOptimist says:
December 22, 2011 at 1:03 pm
“we all know there are massive doubts about sensitivity, positives, negatives and such
but what are the data on kissing models under the mistletoe.
ouch! my wife has a strong view. and a pointy elbow”
EO,
I have insufficient data to provide trend analysis. Alas, I can only relate a single data point from New Years 1983. The model was a willowy and rare blend of software and firmware, compiled high enough to nearly look me in the eyes (I’m 6’1″),… and just glitchy enough to make for a very interesting evening of stimu…. er, simulation. This particular model demonstrated insensitivity to initial inputs but subsequent efforts yielded a surprising sensitivity increase with a corresponding warming trend. While a gentleman must not speak of ‘do loops, if/then commands, high N iterations leading to definitive solutions’ and such… Suffice to say ‘it was a memorable evening’… but one data point does not make a trend!
While I would dearly love to pursue this line of research in much greater detail, I lack sufficient opportunities… probably because I am no longer a ‘model citizen’ myself. Que lastima…
Perhaps you could suggest your Lady try a dab of Vermonts Original Bag Balm, to smooth and soften those hard, pointy elbows? Er…. maybe not… };>)
Merry Christmas to you Both!
MtK

James Bull
December 22, 2011 11:18 pm

As we celebrate the birth of Him who is the prince of peace and the light of the world, we can only pray that some light would dawn in the heads of those who think models make the climate.
God bless you and yours this Christmas.
James Bull

December 23, 2011 12:00 am

Go Canada! Suzuki is just trailing Big Julia in that Hippy of the Year poll.

December 23, 2011 12:18 am

That H-bomb reminded me of JibJab’s related offering:

Rex Radix
December 23, 2011 2:08 am

I hate to be a bit picky but this video is not from Christmas Island, it is from the Operation Crossroads tests on Bikini Atoll in 1946. I have an interest in these matters as my father was severely irradiated whilst observing the British H-Bomb tests off Christmas Island (S Pacific, not Indian Ocean) in 1957. Keep up the great work, WUWT !
A solid rolled-gold Climate Skeptic 🙂

Rex Radix
December 23, 2011 2:19 am
December 23, 2011 2:52 am

Steve C
December 23, 2011 2:57 am

A merry Christmas to Anthony, to all his moderating elves, and to other commenters, and may 2012 prove … not too apocalyptic. 🙂
God bless us, every one.

December 23, 2011 8:36 am

Merry Christmas Mr. Watts.
2012 is nigh and I have a slogan for the new year
“Why worry about global warming when the Mayan Armageddon is here.”
I can’t wait for the Mayan calendar alarmists. I know there out there.
Metamorphosized Y2Kers probably.

December 23, 2011 8:49 am

Thanks Anthony, for the generous link to my little corner of the blogosphere, and for keeping WUWT a must-read resource for anyone interested in what’s up with global warming
Merry Christmas to you and yours.

John F. Hultquist
December 23, 2011 8:55 am

tried posting Thur evening – guess it went to cloud heaven?
Dateline Central Washington State – Situation ‘cold’
Because the USA claims winter begins on the December Solstice (12:30 a.m. EST on the 22nd) [I’m in the PSTZ] we here can now shout “Welcome Winter” and did celebrate with a Solstice Party last night.
Anthony questions “. . . what holiday season would be complete without some fireworks . . .”
Take a look at the storm systems moving across the USA this week and into Christmas Day. With snow in the west and thunderstorms in the east there has been and continues to be a tremendous release of energy across the Nation. I wonder how it compares with the A-Bomb?
No fireworks outside my windows, however. Just cold. 7 degrees F this morning. Forecasters are trying to catch up with the falling temperature. For Friday AM the forecast was 21o F., now lowered to 18o. At 8:53 p.m. the temperature is 16o. Oops!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays and New Year to Anthony and Family, the moderators, regulars, lurkers, and trolls.

John F. Hultquist
December 23, 2011 8:59 am

Oops, indeed. My copy and repost just now messed with the degree symbol (Alt 0176) as the text went from MS-Word to WordPress.

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