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UPDATE: 8:30AM PST Sunday 2/12/17 This is some sort of glitch with WordPress.com, and it published last night instead of Eric Worrall’s piece on the French giving asylum to Climate Scientists. Is suspect it had something to do with me approving it on my phone, and having a weak signal.

It did make for an interesting discussion, however. I’ve added a featured image that sort of represents the discussion so far.

Carry on. – Anthony

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      • You — are — RIGHT! :)

        A message from Kenji:

        Dear people. I messed up. HERE is the video I wanted Anthony to post for me. He said he was too tired to help me. And I tried and tried and TRIED. Grrr. Thanks to Janice, who LOVES dogs (growl), here you go!!!

        Munchkin Wishes you a HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!! :)

        (youtube )

        Love (except I’m sort of mad at Anthony),

        Kenji

    • I’ve added a featured image that sort of represents the discussion so far.

      Aaaarrrrrgh! ANTHONY! Enough teasing! ;)

      (I can’t see the image — perhaps, others can?)

    • Want to cut into the regular scheduled programming to inform you that there is an emergency evacuation in effect for Oroville and the surrounding low lying areas in the impact zone of Oroville dam.

      The emergency spillway is in danger of collapse.

      THIS IS NO DRILL.

      • Good for you, Paper Tiger.

        Just to help you out with your goodhearted posts:

        there is an emergency evacuation in effect for Oroville and the surrounding low lying areas….

        Praying!!!

    • LAKE OROVILLE, Calif. – There is a mandatory evacuation order in place for low-lying levels of Oroville and areas downstream. It is an order for IMMEDIATE evacuation.

      A hazardous situation is developing with the Oroville Dam auxiliary spillway. Operation of the auxiliary spillway has lead to severe erosion that could lead to a failure of the structure. Failure of the auxiliary spillway structure will result in an uncontrolled release of flood waters from Lake Oroville.

      In response to this developing situation, DWR is increasing water releases to 100,000 cubic feet per second.

      Immediate evacuation from the low levels of Oroville and areas downstream is ordered.

    • No way. It’s Trumps’ fault. He will destroy the world and Obummah will be the second coming to save us all, and the planet.

      • A video about Elizabeth Warren’s lie to make sure all readers understand the “Pocahontas” allusion.

        (Note: while Pocahontas was actually a Powhatan, not a Cherokee as Warren claims she is, the nickname is an apt appellation for one grandly claiming privileges based on a lie about being part American Indian. Further, please note that just as it does not demean a queen to paint the queen’s crown onto the exposé portrait of the lying poseur claiming a right to that crown, calling Warren “Pocahontas” belittles her, not American Indians (and finally, also note, in my experience, most Indians do not mind being called “Indians.”)

        Video about Elizabeth Warren’s lie about being Native American Indian

        (youtube)

        Nice one, MikeRestin! :)

    • Yes it was the Russians and they only require an exchange of Tennessee Whisky and Kentucky Bourbon for Russian Vodka. No harm to Kenji was done during this hack.

      • Well she might just be onto something.

        By the way Griff, if by any chance you do have doubts about the narrative (I myself was a full-blooded “believer” like yourself) than you’d be surprised at how welcoming the “other side” is.

        Anyhoo, I beseech thee to try to take the perceptual lens you have and change it for something different.

      • Your wife just sent me this evidence to prove she is right (you out-eccentric me, by the way — congratulations). Oh, yes, indeed, she has my e mail address, just in case she needs us to give you a ride home. Hm? You are NOT drunk when you come to WUWT??

        Oh. Well. Well, I guess it’s just that she’s always a bit concerned about you ……. and she knows we WUWTers (See jones) will help you out of your mental muddle….. if (sigh) you would only admit you need help. Here: learn this: “Hi! I’m Griff and I am a pseudo-science addict. I have been clean and sober for 3 days, now.” Come on, Griff! YOU — CAN — DO — IT! :)

        You, at the family picnic last week.

        It was a telling photo, too (not that she intended to out you, but, well, there it is for us all to see), you are ignoring something significant in your fervor to evangelize for the Holy Church of AGW:

        water.

      • Alex, I don’t know what you said that was “over the top” but it seems that you don’t like Janice. Fine. Skip her comments.
        I’m sure many skip mine and yours. Maybe EVERBODY skips mine. But he still allows them as long as they are within his site’s rules.

        PS I am one who likes Janice’s comments but I would have said the same if you refereed to another regular commenter.

  1. I believe this is a very trenchant comment on the being of nothingness and the nothingness of being. It is symbolic of the agonizing quiet of the neonate when facing the realities of life for the pre-born … compared with the work of Sartre or Proust, this post speaks volumes by its calm and penetrating silence. It is the true triumph of a post-scientific world.

    w.

    • It is actually a blistering attack on that skeptical web blog WUWT, containing, as usual, nothing of substance, devoid of content, and proving absolutely nothing.

      It contains every single concrete proof of CAGW ever submitted for independent expert review, and that last paragraph has the formula proving that the doubling of CO2 will raise global temperatures by 8.5 degrees C.

      This formula can only be seen and comprehended by the truly faithful who will find it convincing, even with their eyes closed.

      It is a wonderful contribution. Thanks Anthony.

      • I have heard two things about Singapore:

        1 – Singapore would be impossible without air conditioning.
        2 – The Chinese copied their economic policy from Singapore.

        Is either of those true?

    • No! It’s a photo of a now-extinct (due to ClimateChange™) polar bear in a no-longer-occurring (due to ClimateChange™) snowstorm! The poley bear is also a mutant with three eyes (due to ClimateChange™).

  2. Have you seen this on the Guardian? Pseudo-science at its most silly.
    Humans causing climate to change 170 times faster than natural forces.

    The Drake Equation did it first.
    It takes a load of unknowable parameters, gives them arbitrary values and makes them into a sciency looking equation.

    For the Drake Equation it says there must be aliens out there. Because they want to believe.
    The Anthropocene is the same. With a touch of “Mike’s Nature Trick” spliced in.

    • Read the comments.. truly hilarious that some of the out of work baristas and failing art students are actually believing it. !

    • Wrong, since AGW is 110% of the measured trend (says Gavin S).

      So not 170, but -10 times. They got sign wrong at the Garduian, typical for them.

    • I couldn’t bear it. All that earnest and self assured 5th form debate…are all guardian readers terminally naïve?

      • Well, they pay good money to read that b.s. so if naive is a fancy word for stupid then yes,I’d say they’re naive.

      • Naïve is a bit more like unknowing. It’s also age-related. Younger people can get away with pleading naïvete. Old people are just stupid. Synonyms for naïve include ignorant, untutored, and green.

  3. The lull before the storm
    It’s the rapture before ‘the end of times’…(or was it raptor)
    Anyway its a sign, we’re all going to die

    • I created a blog once some years back. I used it half a dozen times. Just visited yours…. work on your writing my friend, just like I should be doing. Your stories will last long after all blogs have gone.

      • Thank you for the encouragement…

        A blog is (one of) the basic marketing tools – when done correctly. I seem to have a muse sitting to one side of me, and Murphy on the other side. Trying to get back to it now.

      • Second string, put it in the contact form too – Anthony, somehow when I replied to ClimateOtter through the WP notices, I had the permission to “unapprove” him as a commenter – not good. Let me know if you want the screenshot…

        Ah, after replying – the permission disappeared again. But you might want to check this out; Lord knows there are the malicious types out there that would LOVE to cause havoc here.

  4. Its one of those nights where you have written a great post and then decide to review in the morning before sending. On waking up whilst struggling to find your glasses you hit the delete key before pressing the send.

  5. is this leading to the announcement that someone has found Karl et al’s missing data? Or maybe Phil Jones’ ?

    It must be something big.

  6. I would worry this wordpress blog has been hacked like countless others this week. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-38930428
    “A security flaw in the WordPress blogging software has let hackers attack and deface tens of thousands of sites.
    One estimate suggests more than 1.5 million pages on blogs have been defaced.
    The security firm that found the vulnerability said some hackers were now trying to use it to take over sites rather than just spoil pages.”

    Anthony may be fighting blackmail to get control bac.

  7. Some tell us we’re getting the hots,
    They think that we’ll fry… dot dot dots.
    They don’t know that ellipsis
    Does not cause ellipses.
    But someone does; Anthony Watts!

    • Vukcevic. LOL.

      Funny, but…. I’m afraid this brief analogy is not likely to help your reputation as an expert on climate (i.e., UNLIKE WUWT, that Anthony had nothing worthwhile to post).

  8. Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
    Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
    To the last syllable of recorded time;
    And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
    The way to dusty death.


  9. It is a secret code to all sceptics to get prepared for the imminent start of a new Ice Ace.
    “The Earth’s orbit varies between nearly circular and mildly elliptical (its eccentricity varies). When the orbit is more elongated, there is more variation in the distance between the Earth and the Sun, and in the amount of solar radiation, at different times in the year”
    Increasing eccentricity means far less solar radiation in the N. Hemisphere’s summers, the winter ice fails to melt, the Ice age is imminent.
    There you have it.

    • Hi, Pamela,

      I may be mis-reading what you meant, but, in case I understood you:

      When this thread was first posted in the middle of the PST night, and for over 7 hours after, the only content in the post (by Anthony) was “… .” So, we all just cracked jokes about it (and were a bit concerned, too, as hour 7 rolled around). That is, it wasn’t really an “open thread,” we just sort of turned it into one. Mr. Kernodle’s comment, if that’s what you are referring to, is just expanding on Anthony’s funny graphic above (for quite awhile, Anthony’s eccentric circle image was not visible, at least to me …. another little glitch, perhaps, lol).

      HOPING the above info. is helpful to you. Apologies if I misunderstood your question.

      THIS Valentine’s Day should be a very special one for you, I think :) (smiling and smiling and smiling for you).

      Take care,

      Janice

      • lol, Pamela, you do NOT suck at this, and, (lol, the irony…) it was the jerk who posted it to youtube — refusing to let us watch it here (even though it is a very public video!).

        Your video was better for “deer in the headlights,”
        but, here’s one for a “Plan B” for your EXCELLENT humor. :)

        (youtube)

        Thanks for the neat video to watch (I went youtube and watched it). :)

    • Gore got a Nobel Prize (and a bunch of bucks) for his PowerPoint mess.
      Being noble may not always carry a cash prize with it, but it does make it easier to sleep at night.

    • Elmer,

      That video was fascinating. I have no idea whether or not this is a plausible deductive theory or not, but, the detective story sure is neat. :)

      I just read the comments on youtube beneath the above video. I wish someone would address infantryhawks’ question directly (it had yet to be, as of a few minutes ago) about why the runic syntax so closely resembled late 1800’s Swedish (as opposed to c. 1390’s Swedish). The carbon dating response by Elroy there did not address infantry’s question completely.

      I have a feeling that you are legit, elmer, so, I’m posting this link for your gofundme here for WUWT readers’ convenience. I hope you can raise enough for this interesting historical sleuthing!

      ” Please donate here. https://www.gofundme.com/runestone-man

      Thank you for sharing,

      Janice

      P.S. lol, that photo is hilarious — at least ol’ Hilde took the cigarette out of her mouth. :)

      • I answer that question later in the comments, I think Scott Wolter does a good job answering this question by traveling to the island of Gotland and found those Runes on grave slabs carved in the 14th Century. He made another documentary and wrote a book about it called the Hooked X.

        Click this link and watch from 25m 16s to 32m to 24s

    • So…instead of Columbus being the guy who ruined America it’s now the Vikings?! 8-)

      Not meaning to be picky, but, there was a line used that I’ve heard used in other context along the lines of “This will change history”.
      Well, no. History is what happened. What might change is what we, today, know about it.

      • Some might say that history is the study of past events and this discovery could cause the history books to be reprinted and they hate doing that.

      • Elmer, isn’t that why they invented Wikipedia? To change things as the editors will? 8-)
        PS I thought the Irish got here from Europe first. They settled in Kentucky. That’s why it has the best bourbon.

    • Dear Mr. Hansen,

      With the “en,” it’s Norwegian or Danish, I think? I’m really sorry to hear that. I hope, somehow, you can spend as little time with the two to your left as possible. We all have “poison people” enter our lives from time to time. They can only hurt you (and you cannot do any good to them — that takes a miracle). If they are living in your home, that is so sad. You have, thus, no loving “home” — it has been invaded. Stay away — MOVE if you can!

      It is far better to be lonely and peaceful than with others and miserable. If they need assistance — hire someone!

      And, I have a sinking feeling that you really have very little choice in the matter.

      I take back every hard thing I have said of you, Mr. Hansen. I know, believe me, what it is to live with such people. You have my heartfelt sympathy — and prayers from now on.

      You may not crave affection as I do (being a stoic Scandihoovian, :) ), but, you DO deserve to be respected and valued. GO WHERE YOU ARE LOVED (or, at least, treated with kindness and common courtesy — or, at the VERY least, where you have peace).

      Take care.

      Your WUWT friend,

      Janice

      • In the meantime, hang out with us at WUWT (we get kind of silly kind of angry kind of creepy kind of hyper-serious sometimes… but, we are always, deep down
        (some so deep that it still hasn’t been observed, but I still have hope for you EVEN THOUGH YOU MAKE ME SO MAD I YELL AT YOU SOMETIMES (and you know who you are, all of you, lol))

        full of love.

        “Where Everybody Knows Your Name” — “Cheers” theme (Gary Portnoy)

        (youutube)

        HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! :)

        (friends can give Valentines, too, you know :) — just women do that??? Hm. You’re right… and that’s too bad… but, well, lol, that’s just the way things are… and vive la difference)

      • Janice ==> Thank you for your heartfelt comment and good counsel.

        Hansen in my case is Danish — but many generations ago when my soldier-of-fortune great-great-grandfather came to settle in America, after fighting for the Prussians and then for the British in India.

        In reality, I only meant the caption of the image, “Increasing Eccentricity” — a joke my wife and I share. My wife and I live on our sailboat — a 42 foot catamaran — and have spent 10 of the last 13 years doing humanitarian work in the Northern Caribbean (DR, PR, USVI, BVI). As you know, for the last couple of years, I have been occasionally writing here at WUWT and over at Judith Curry’s.

        Your concern and advice sound professional. Are you a counselor? I was once, myself, in a place far away and a time long ago — and your advice is good and sound — those who listen to you will benefit.

        Thank you for your caring and desire to help others, an attribute to be valued above all others.

        Kip

      • consider this one of those huge thumbs up emojis. !*!

        Really like your insight and respectful postings Janice.You’re just so……….good……………. at delivering a message/common truth, via your excellent graphic writing skills, lets say.

      • Ej! THANK YOU! How kind of you to take the time to tell me that (esp. after reading a certain inexplicably angry man’s remark about me — I can very well understand that my personality rubs some people the wrong way, but why so angry?). Well, YOU are a first class coach/encourager. And SO creative with the use of symbols. I could see that thumb’s up Tribble-like “person.” Nice! :)

        Say, you sound just like my WUWT friend, EJ — is Ej “EJ”? If so, still praying about the new goal and about getting past the past…., etc..

        Take care.

        Janice

      • Janice,

        “Say, you sound just like my WUWT friend, EJ — is Ej “EJ”? If so, still praying about the new goal and about getting past the past…., etc..”

        One and the same. Just had to re-enter details after a computer clean and Ej is still EJ

        Happy Valentines Day ! Janice !

      • Hi, Kip,

        Thank you for your thoughtful reply. You are welcome (even though you did not need it — smile). I appreciate your generous assessment of my counseling ability. No, I’m not even a semi-professional/volunteer counselor. I’ve just encountered much helpful advice via some very difficult people (and the counseling I experienced with them) or via troubled friends and their counselors and read a LOT and did a little research and attended some NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) classes (to try to help and to cope with some difficult people). And, you are right: caring goes a long way.

        What a WONDERFUL life you and your wife have created! Here’s to the next 10 years! :)

        Take care,

        Janice

      • Hi, EJ,

        Good to know! Happy Valentine’s Day to you, too, dear woman with SO much ability and talent and intelligence who has GREAT THINGS AHEAD for her!

        Your WUWT friend,

        Janice

  10. And now over to Gavin O’Hansen at the climate center for the latest weather and what it means –.

    “If the droughts continue to be between the rain, fog, and snow the models say even more weather will dominate the climate, and scientists are very, very concerned that it will never settle till all future generations have paid our dues.”

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