Sister Flatulenta of the Breath of Heaven

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley

Boris Johnson, ambitiously described as a Prime Minister, has flatulently tried and humiliatingly failed to persuade the Security Council of the Untied Nations that “Cloimate Chynge is a threat to our security”. That he should thus have wasted the first opportunity in three decades for Britain to chair the Security Council shows how poor is his judgment both about matters of science and about what does and does not constitute a threat to national and international security.

Does this look like a Prime Minister?

Sister Flatulenta of the Breath of Heaven, as Jacob Rees-Mogg calls him, delivered what the late Professor Sir Denis Page, the immensely grand Regius Professor of Greek in the University of Cambridge, used to describe in his lectures as a “gaseous halation”.

Boris hemmingly-hawingly whiffled and waffled that some would argue “all this – er – green stuff from a – ah – bunch of tree-hugging tofu-munchers” is not a suitable subject for a UN meeting, but “I couldn’t – um – disagree more profoundly”. He opined that the Security Council needed to “act on cloimate chynge to protect “global peace, security and stability”, and motherhood an’ apple pah an’ all.

“Whether you like it or not, it is a matter of when, not if, your country and your people will have to deal with the security impact of cloimate chynge.”

Well, the Russians and the Indians weren’t having it. The Russians sell their vast Siberian natural-gas reserves through the pipelines to Europe, sometimes at up to four times the world price, while the Indians are building coal-fired power stations just as fast as they can – though nothing like as fast as China. Indeed, 80% of all new CO2 emissions come from nations entirely exempt from the Paris protocols. Russia and India both vetoed Johnson’s ludicrous proposal, for he and his officials had not done their groundwork in the chancelleries of empire before he wasted everyone’s time with his silly proposal.

Boris’ initiative, like a gaseous halation in an elevator, was wrong on so many levels. A spokesman for the Communist front group Greenpeace (Patrick Moore’s phrase, not mine, and he ought to know, as a founder of it who saw it stolen from its founders) accused the Prime Minister of “weapons-grade hypocrisy”.

For the Government over which BoJo nominally presides has just announced a new coal mine, which Greenpeace dislikes because coal-fired power gives the hated capitalists affordable, reliable energy. At the same time he announces that Britain will no longer lend to developing countries desperate for affordable, clean coal-fired power.

HM Government is also ending its failed program of grants for insulating older buildings, which was so intensely bureaucratic that far fewer than expected applied. It is also building an instant white elephant in the shape of a multi-billion-dollar high-speed rail line from London to Birmingham, which will destroy ancient woodlands and add to the nation’s crippling debt while reducing the journey time between the two cities by a headline-ungrabbing ten minutes. And Boris has upset Roger Harrabin, the unspeakable BBC’s “environment analyst”, by spending many tens of billions on new roads.

The UN, which peddles the climate nonsense relentlessly because it is profitable and gives that corrupt bureaucracy an apparent role and a quasi-legitimacy that is otherwise strikingly absent, has taken to parading a succession of non-experts at its public sessions on global warming. This time Sir David Attenborough (Sister Myopia of the Beatific Vision) was wheeled onstage.

Sister Myopia of the Beatific Vision

Attenborough, who was converted with astonishing rapidity to climate Communism as soon as he learned that the unspeakable BBC was dropping his far more learned rival the late David Bellamy as an environment commentator for having dared to raise questions about the Party Line on global warming, said global warminng “poses threats to security of a new and unprecedented kind. [No, it doesn’t, but misguided actions intended to prevent it do].

Changing weather would “turn forests into deserts [no, it won’t: the Earth has been greening by 15-30% in just the past few decades thanks to CO2 fertilization, and as long ago as 1981 it was reported that the Sahara had shrunk by 300,000 km2 thanks to the greater moisture content of the warming air, which is precisely what one would expect if, like David Bellamy but unlike the useless Attenborough, one knew what the Clausius-Clapeyron relation is and how it mandates more water vapor, not less, in warmer air] “and drown great cities” [no, it won’t: sea level is rising at about 8 inches per century, just as it has for 150 years, and the apparent increase above that rate is caused entirely by a “glacial isostatic adjustment” – yes, yet another adjustment – which, whatever it is and whether or not it is justified, and it isn’t, is not a real sea-level rise at all].

Sir David maundered on that “the world is perilously close to tipping points that, once passed, will send global temperatures spiralling catastrophically higher. If we continue on this path we will face the collapse of everything that gives us our security – food production” [no, global crop yields in 2020 reached yet another record high, a fact that the unspeakable BBC somehow failed to report], “access to water” [no, the main reason for lack of universal access to water is the refusal of governments and banks to lend for coal-fired electrification to pump it where it is needed], and “ambient temperatures” [which are rising at little more than a third of the originally-predicted rate].

Let us deal firmly with Attenbore’s nonsense about “tipping points”. No genuinely truth-seeking scientist would use the kindergarten phrase “tipping point”, but then Boaty McBoatface is not a seeker after truth. He is a mere propagandist, and they are two a penny.

The climate, like many dynamical systems, behaves as a chaotic object – very small perturbations in its state at any moment can trigger very large changes. However, the climate is not like the Verhulst population model, in which sudden, startling and rather beautiful phase transitions occur only when the value of a key parameter, here the rate r of increase in population, exceeds some threshold value, here 3.

Bifurcation diagram of the Verhulst population model

In passing, it is worth noting that the Verhulst population model put paid to one of the most enduring scare stories that preceded the climate scare – the Malthusian notion that population, unless interfered with by artificial means, would always tend to increase exponentially until resources became exhausted, whereupon mass starvation would ensue.

Since the climate is near-ideally thermostatic, it behaves less like the Verhulst model and more like the Mandelbrot set, given by the quadratic recurrence equation

for z1 = 0 and c a complex number. The Mandelbrot set is at once the simplest and the most complex of all chaotic objects: indeed, it has been described as “the most complex object in the history of mathematics”. In the Mandelbrot domain, phase transitions occur all over the Argand plane and in all directions. In chaotic objects of this class, any change at any moment may precipitate a phase transition.

If anything, one is more likely to get phase transitions in the climate object if the weather cools than if it warms. Warmer weather reduces the temperature differentials in the system that lead to violent weather, which is why – contrary to what is generally reported in the Marxstream media – in recent decades there has been a decline in just about every indicator of severe weather worldwide.

However, there is so much internal variability in the climate that even if it were in our power to hold global temperature fixed, which it is not, phase transitions would occur all the time. They are called “weather”.

Order out of chaos: a small region in the Mandelbrot domain

A rocket scientist once contacted me and asked me to do a pre-submission review of a paper he was writing on chaos theory and climate. He knew that I had programmed several chaotic objects, but he was not himself familiar with chaos theory. His thesis was that the climate, being deterministic, could not and did not behave as a chaotic object, because chaotic objects, as their name implied, behaved randomly.

However, as the above image of a small region in the Mandelbrot domain shows, chaotic objects do not behave randomly. Far from it. They behave in a highly ordered fashion. Indeed, they are deterministic, but they are indeterminable unless one has a sufficiently well-resolved knowledge of the initial conditions at a given starting-point.

It is not difficult to demonstrate that, in the climate, we do not know and cannot know the initial conditions to a resolution sufficient to permit reliable, long-term prediction of when, with what magnitude and in what direction a phase transition will occur. So much for Attenbarf’s “tipping points”.

Indeed, even the generally mendacious Intergummintal Panel on Climate Change admits that the climate is a complex, coupled, chaotic object, so that the long-term prediction of future climate states is not possible. Unfortunately, IPeCaC then goes on to say that ensembles of climate models can, after all, predict what is in reality inherently unpredictable.

I corrected the rocket scientist’s draft and he was so pleased with it that he made me a co-author. However, when he submitted the paper to a leading learned journal, the editor told him it would be unhesitatingly rejected unless my name were removed, for I was a “climate denier” and must not be published anywhere. Thus does the blanket of the dark descend once more.

How absurd it is that someone as militantly ignorant and downright dishonest as Attenborough (remember the walruses allegedly killed by “climate change” rather than by the world’s growing population of polar bears?) should be treated with adulation when he talks complete drivel about global warming and the imagined “tipping points” about the underlying mathematics of which he knows absolutely nothing, and should be given head-bangingly deferential headlines by the unspeakable BBC and its nitwit of an “environmental analyst”.

Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit! One day – dabit Deus his quoque finem – history will record that at this time of near-universal official madness, when Presidents and Prime Ministers, journalists and broadcasters demonstrated their spectacular ignorance of elementary mathematics and physics every time they opened their mouths and bossily uttered the words “cloimate chynge”, there were a few still, small voices of calm and reason that kept the flame of truth alive for the sake of future generations. As Boris Johnson ought to know, there is no greater security, in any nation on any planet, than that which is earned and won – even in the face of fashionable falsehood – by the restless, dispassionate pursuit of objective truth that is the raison d’être of science.

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Mike Lowe
March 2, 2021 2:13 am

I suppose this was intended to be amusing, but I could not see the funny side of it at all. Maybe because it’s almost midnight here in New Zealand However, I share your condemnation of Attenborough and the BBC while missing Bellamy’s humour and accent!

fretslider
Reply to  Mike Lowe
March 2, 2021 2:54 am

Bellamy is sorely missed.

Mark Hansford
Reply to  Mike Lowe
March 2, 2021 5:15 am

I think it sad that the ‘humour’ here is childish and ad hominem. Considering how technically adept Lord Monckton is it does him a great disservice to be so cringingly rude. The MSM is hardly likely to warm to him when he cant write dispassionately about his critics. Bellamy could make you laugh with ease and without resorting to this kind of playground insult.
So this was hard to read, which is a shame as I agree with him

very old white guy
Reply to  Mark Hansford
March 2, 2021 6:43 am

Not even close to rude.

Pat Frank
Reply to  very old white guy
March 2, 2021 7:21 am

Not only that, but the MSM wouldn’t warm to Christopher Monckton were he the most polite of the polite. Which he is when times call for it.

MarkW
Reply to  very old white guy
March 2, 2021 7:55 am

To the left, anything short of outright praise and worship, is insult.

fred250
Reply to  very old white guy
March 2, 2021 2:04 pm

Certainly not as rude as one should be to those supporting this climate scam

ACDS is a disease that DESERVES complete MOCKERY.

Climate believer
Reply to  Mark Hansford
March 2, 2021 8:08 am

So this was hard to read “

Good grief man pull yourself together, there’s a war on don’t you know.

Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  Mark Hansford
March 2, 2021 8:28 am

Hard to read?
And how is it to sit and listen to the jackasses in question?

Andy Pattullo
Reply to  Mark Hansford
March 2, 2021 8:31 am

I don’t entirely agree. Though personal attacks are certainly unpleasant, mockery is a very powerful weapon of persuasion. Persuasion is what this entire battle of truth versus religious prophecy is about. Lose the battle and all that is important to the health and welfare of human society and the environment that supports us may be lost as well. I suspect every word that Lord Monckton applies to paper is put there with a purpose and, in this case, the purpose is to reveal the self-serving prognosticators of imaginary climate Armageddon as the witless imbecile court jesters that they are. It should be no surprise at this point in the battle that sober arguments based on proper scientific process are not welcomed, heard, understood or pursuasive to those who follow the religious system of environmental catastrophism.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Andy Pattullo
March 2, 2021 9:06 am

So, atheists mocking Christians is a good thing?

Larry in Texas
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
March 2, 2021 10:58 am

If Christians are allowed to mock atheists in rejoinder, as well as generally, and it is done in good humor, I don’t see why it couldn’t be a good thing in the long run.

We need more satire and humor in the world. Especially on the left, where a sense of humor (and self-deprecation, for that matter) is hugely lacking.

MarkW
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
March 2, 2021 2:07 pm

So long as you mock them for what they actually believe, not some distorted atheist version of their beliefs.

tommyboy
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
March 2, 2021 7:17 pm

Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you. 1John 3:13 KJV
Being mocked by atheists (the world) was predicted and therefore should be expected.

Gary Pearse
Reply to  Andy Pattullo
March 2, 2021 8:10 pm

I agree Andy, that something different from mathematical and scientific debunking of the climate wroughters’
Catastrophic Anthropo GW sleight of hand is needed. The science debunking has already been done and the fact the wroughters refuse now to debate (they lost every debate they did engage sceptics in) shows they know it.

They must be taken on regarding the impossibility of ever reaching Paris Agreement goals, even if the climate emergency wasn’t a total neomarxist crock. While The West is self immolating their economies, health, security, social stability, etc. while those outside of The West are firing up 10s of thousands of coal electric stations. CO2 will continue to rise, perhaps even more rapidly than is thought. We will know precisely what the climate sensitivity is. We will know what the cost and benefit of ‘carbon’ really are. We are committed, like it or not, to do the big carbon dioxide experiment. There is no escaping it.

This is the the way to win the argument. This has to be unrelentingly put in front of the media, academia, the public and the politicians.

Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  Mark Hansford
March 2, 2021 8:31 am

On big reason we are in the situation we are in, is because early on, before the warmista meme had had time to become entrenched, too many people who might have put an end to the nonsense were too busy being polite to say what needed to be said.

Crispin Pemberton-Pigott
Reply to  Mark Hansford
March 2, 2021 9:11 am

You confuse eloquence with rudeness and stinging rebuke for ad hominem. There is nothing “playground” about this matter. Boris stepped upon the World Stage and believes it to be a place for playing childish games, with rules to be bent or invented by the hour.

Monckton of Brenchley
Reply to  Mike Lowe
March 2, 2021 10:51 am

Don’t blub.

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  Mike Lowe
March 2, 2021 7:24 pm

Mike, I could not disagree more

With this branch of Scientology, relentless public mocking and shame is the only way to discredit them in the eyes of the general public.

As long as it comes from someone with knowledge and skin in the game.

Coming from me it can be brushed off because who am I after all (other than a very pissed off interested observer in violent agreement with most of what I read here).

I will continue to mock the Canadian versions publicly as long as I’m able to.

Vuk
March 2, 2021 2:21 am

Expansions of natural processes of this kin are controlled by Feigenbaum constant (4.669201609), which is considered to be an independent constant as pi, g, e etc.
Recently after looking  at algebra related to the above Feigenbaum constant which is thought to be an independent natural constant, with applications in the chaos theory, biology, physics, cosmology etc, I performed short experiment: 
  Starting with equation is δ = λx(1-x), taking for λ=1, and reversing the bracket’s sum then δ* = x(x-1) 
After giving x value of  e = 2.718281828 . . . . i.e. 
δ* = e (e -1) 
then it calculates to δ*= 4.670774270 . . . .  
Feigenbaum constant  = 4.669201609 . . . .
    Ratio: Feigenbaum constant / δ* = 0.99966 . . . .
    Since the Euler’s number (Napier’s constant)  e is unquestionably recognised as an independent natural constant, I have a doubt that there are two independent natural constants so closely related.
    If so then perhaps the Feigenbaum constant = e (e -1), i.e. the Feigenbaum constant is not one of the nature’s constants but a value of the above function.

Reply to  Vuk
March 2, 2021 3:57 am

Jesus Vuk – I usually enjoy your posts but it’s before 5am here and I haven’t had my coffee yet and your above post makes my head hurt. Ow!!!

We try to start our day gently, with a few quiet grunts and groans, then trying out a few simple monosyllabic words, moving on to the word “coffee”, and then perhaps a simple sentence or two.

Feigenbaum constant??? FFS! Easy man!

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Vuk
Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
March 2, 2021 5:25 am

Lord M’s fault for posting the classic  Bifurcation diagram.

Abolition Man
Reply to  Vuk
March 2, 2021 2:58 pm

Hey!
Denying responsibility is a leftist canard! You are not allowed!

M Courtney
Reply to  Vuk
March 2, 2021 4:59 am

Makes sense. The splitting observed to follow Feigenbaum’s number is dependent on nothing but the continued observations – regardless of what the chaotic system i being observed actually is (like a radioactive decay pings regardless of what is happening to the ting that can decay) so it should be expected to be related to e.
My question is about the 1.
Is this just a function of the 3-dimensional space you are observing. 1 can be derived from Pi and e after all, because of the symmetry across space.

Vuk
Reply to  M Courtney
March 2, 2021 5:23 am

I got onto this after reading on Roger Penrose’s space infinity limits. It is a quadratic (exponential) equation, I assume that no ‘1’ is there to get initial starting non- zero condition (see also Lord M’ Bifurcation diagram)

M Courtney
Reply to  Vuk
March 2, 2021 5:49 am

Ah. That also makes sense.
Not that I’ve read up on the maths of chaos this for a year or two.
That “1” did stick out as strange.

Vuk
Reply to  Vuk
March 2, 2021 8:00 am

For anyone interested to read how nature progresses in exponential manner
Feigenbaum constant δ expresses the limit of the ratio of distances between consecutive bifurcation diagram on Li / Li + 1comment image
as in diagram Lord M posted
see wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feigenbaum_constants
(features in the Mandelbrot set of diagrams)

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Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  Vuk
March 2, 2021 8:53 am

That appears to very accurately describe the dispersion patterns seen in Boris’s hair.

Vuk
Reply to  Vuk
March 2, 2021 9:11 am

After searching for something to enthuse ‘disinterested’ I came across this
https://youtu.be/ovJcsL7vyrk

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John V. Wright
March 2, 2021 2:40 am

Welcome back Lord Monckton! Your article hits many nails squarely on the head and is both truthful and entertaining. The BBC is the most pernicious influence on life in the UK. We wait in hope for the launch of GB News which promises a more balanced approach to news and current affairs.

fretslider
Reply to  John V. Wright
March 2, 2021 2:57 am

You might find this interesting.

Their bigotry [Stop Funding Hate] has been on full display in recent days as they have tried to get GB News cancelled before it is even launched. 

Stop Funding Hate are the true bigots – spiked (spiked-online.com)

MarkW
Reply to  fretslider
March 2, 2021 8:00 am

Progressives believe that everyone has a right to their own opinion. So long as it’s government approved.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  MarkW
March 2, 2021 9:09 am

Unless the opinion matches theirs, more accurately. They certainly didn’t approve of any opinion approved by the Trump admin…

Matthew Sykes
Reply to  fretslider
March 3, 2021 12:29 am

WHat? I wondered where GB news had got to, looking forward to seeing it!

Climate believer
Reply to  John V. Wright
March 2, 2021 3:04 am

Thanks for the heads up.

M Courtney
Reply to  John V. Wright
March 2, 2021 5:02 am

You can’t blame the BBC for Boris. Indeed with his recent appointments you can blame Boris for the BBC.
The problem is the 1922 Committee. They should have taken steps to stop this clown getting anywhere near the Cabinet, let alone No 10.
Grandees with no sense of public service. Only self-interest.
It goes back to the societal change in the Conservative party under Thatcher.

fretslider
Reply to  M Courtney
March 2, 2021 5:31 am

Today’s 1922 is a completely different animal to the 1922 in the 80s and 90s

M Courtney
Reply to  fretslider
March 2, 2021 6:03 am

Yes. Back then they had integrity. My political differences aside.
But when that generation of senior MPs passed on the replacements were donkeys of a different colour.

MarkW
Reply to  M Courtney
March 2, 2021 8:02 am

Integrity, doing everything the progressives want.
Lack of integrity, disagreeing with a progressive on anything.

Ben Vorlich
Reply to  M Courtney
March 2, 2021 5:40 am

Boris Johnson is a liar and bully. When challenged on a false he hides, including in cold storage fcilities.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgDxbxHjVrk

He’s equally famous for opening his mouth and putting his foot in it.

https://www.politicshome.com/news/article/boris-johnson-blunder-risks-five-more-years-in-prison-for-britishiranian-woman

Johnson broke Commons rules by failing to declare a financial interest in a property within the mandated time limit. The Commons Standards Committee accused him of displaying “an over-casual attitude towards obeying the rules of the house”.

He’s quite keen on spending tax payer £ on madcap schemes

https://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/1400651/boris-johnson-roundabout-isle-of-man-irish-sea-tunnel-brexit-news

MarkW
Reply to  M Courtney
March 2, 2021 8:01 am

Ah yes, Thatcher believed that people should be responsible for their own lives instead of having the government run their lives from cradle to grave.
How evil of her.
Interesting how “public service” always equates to more government.

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philincalifornia
Reply to  John V. Wright
March 2, 2021 7:21 am

What’s GB News? I could search the internet and get steaming piles of shiite, or ask on here and learn what it actually is. Please advise ……

Jit
Reply to  philincalifornia
March 2, 2021 9:40 am

A new UK channel run by Andrew Neil. It will not be rolling news but interviews etc. I think Neil will have an evening slot, & will grill politicians of all flavours. Note: Neil does no favours to politicians of any side. He gives them all the same Marathon Man-style interrogation.

fretslider
March 2, 2021 2:51 am

…humiliatingly failed to persuade the Security Council of the Untied Nations that “Cloimate Chynge is a threat to our security

This is very good news indeed. I bet Carrie is kicking off!

how poor is his judgment

He was Mayor of London for two terms – the only decent thing he did in all that time was to liberate the West End (Kensington, Fulham, Chelsea etc)…

Boris Johnson was today accused of turning his back on carbon emission reductions and turning “petrol blue” after announcing he would scrap western extension of the London congestion charge.

Johnson’s decision to rip up Livingstone’s extended congestion charge zone will see the area of London covered by a charge on motorists using London roads almost halved.

The decision – first revealed on Dave Hill’s London blog – followed a public consultation exercise in which the mayor promised to “listen to the people of London”.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2008/nov/27/congestioncharging-london

Of course, this was long before Doris met Carrie. Nobody listens to the people anymore.

Steve Taylor
March 2, 2021 3:00 am

I recently watched a UK TV program that was following your basic coppers on their rounds, and one of them said something that I thought really sums up the problem with the greenie doom mongers.

He said that he could kind of understand why there was so much crime and lawlessness when every time you turn on the TV you get told by David Attenborough that the world will end in about three years – so what’s the point in trying!

Abolition Man
March 2, 2021 3:04 am

Thank you, Lord Monckton!
It is very important in our never ending quest for the truth to remember to laugh from time to time! Sometimes it is through the pain, but it is always helpful for restoring health and sanity! Some may try to wrap themselves in the stolid protection of their own perceived nobility, but laughing at oneself is possibly one of the most endearing of human behaviors; the obverse being so much harder to comfortably swallow!

BoJo seems to be rather firmly ensconced on the Climate Weirding bandwagon these days, although I fail to see any rings in his nose! Perhaps another portion of his anatomy was used to guide him there! Either way he seems firmly committed to Britain becoming one of the modern imperialists of GangGreen!

The refusal to allow poor nations to develop their own fossil fuel and hydroelectric resources is one of greatest hypocrisies of our time; and, frankly, exceedingly racist! “I’ve got mine, but I want you to pay through the nose for yours,” is not a mature attitude, and forcing nations to rely on fairy dust and unicorns for their clean water and electricity is something even a child would disparage; unless it was an unmitigated brat and tyrant! Don’t even get me started on the effects of Unreliables on our fine feathered friends! Every time I hear of another beautiful raptor being chopped up by these monuments to stupidity and greed, I want to go medieval on those responsible!

Thank you, for bringing both light and laughter into the debate!

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Reply to  Abolition Man
March 2, 2021 4:11 am

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/11/21/what-is-the-great-reset/#comment-3131382

BoJo is now BloJo – his new lefty lady friend has bewitched him. It’s a medical fact – guys get a new girlfriend who can suck a golf ball through a garden hose and the vacuum affects their brain – like altitude sickness – the living brain-dead.

alastair gray
Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
March 2, 2021 5:05 am

Cockstruck Buffoon. Buffoon he always was. Cockstruck is a mid life crisis event though why he hast to foist us with all Carrie’s Bollocks eludes me and most of us tell our dads to take a running jump when they interfere but not Boris.

Brian Jackson
Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
March 2, 2021 7:08 am

brian.jackson10@talktalk.net
The correct description for bojo is
“totally c – – tstruck”.

Steve Z
Reply to  ALLAN MACRAE
March 2, 2021 11:56 am

The same thing happened to Joe Scarborough on MSNBC. He used to be a Republican Congressman from Florida, then he married Mika Brzezinski (daughter of Jimmy Carter’s Secretary of State) and went hard-left.

Eric Vieira
Reply to  Abolition Man
March 2, 2021 5:39 am

I suppose “going medieval” means to do to those responsible, what the monuments of stupidity do to our feathered friends. Great idea… hamburger time …

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Eric Vieira
March 2, 2021 9:18 am

Took me a few seconds to figure out what you meant. I’m a little slow this morning.

Abolition Man
Reply to  Eric Vieira
March 2, 2021 3:07 pm

I keep my claymore right by the door in case someone from the Audubon Society comes by looking for donations! Otherwise I think of Ving Rhames in “Pulp Fiction” and realize how many assorted hammers I have around the house. I think a nice 28oz. framing hammer might be a good place to start, although you can never go wrong with an Estwing rock pick!

eyesonu
Reply to  Abolition Man
March 3, 2021 7:07 am

I use a 32 oz Estwing with a wafflehead for demolition. Its’s about 4″ longer than the 28 oz IIRC.

David Kamakaris
March 2, 2021 3:12 am

IPeCaC????

I laughed until tears were flowing!

Thank you so much for your clever wit, Lord Monckton. God help anyone who engages in a war of words with you.

M Courtney
Reply to  David Kamakaris
March 2, 2021 8:41 am

I wonder how many of your up votes were from people who cannot tell you are being sarcastic.

Derg
March 2, 2021 3:35 am

Thankfully you moved off the Covid and onto a real problem like stopping the destruction of western civilization through the global warming…climate change…climate extinction claptrap.

Reply to  Derg
March 2, 2021 4:18 am

Derg – it’s all a scam and it’s all related – here is the big picture, first published in July 2020:

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/12/12/canadas-trudeau-promises-massive-carbon-tax-rise/#comment-3145102

It’s ALL a Marxist-Democrat scam – false enviro-hysteria including the Climate and Green-Energy frauds, the full-Gulag lockdown for Covid-19, paid-and-planned protests by Antifa and BLM, AND NOW the mail-in ballot US election scam – it’s all false.
 
We published that the Climate-and-Green-Energy scare was a false narrative in 2002, and by 2009 I wrote that there was a covert agenda, Now the radical greens are admitting that “Global Warming aka Climate Change and Green Energy” was false propaganda, a smokescreen for their neo-Marxist objectives – see recent statements from environmentalist Michael Schellenberger, from Saikat Chakrabarti, former chief of staff for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the latest movie trashing green energy scams from Michael Moore, “Planet of the Humans”.

I called Covid-19 correctly on 21March2020 – NO LOCKDOWN! Covid-19 was a relatively mild flu except for the very elderly and infirm. Covid-19 is less dangerous than seasonal flu’s of recent decades that nobody remembers – the lockdown was not just a huge over-reaction, it was a global scam. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cjgicrA504

The UN, the WHO, the IMF and the World Economic Forum (WEF) are using the Covid-19 false crisis to reshape the global economy into their neo-Marxist model – the Great Reset.

In October 2019, Event 201, sponsored by the WEF, the Bill Gates Fdn, etc. simulated a global coronavirus pandemic. https://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/event201/about
Just months later a relatively mild Wuhan-lab-manufactured coronavirus flu was overblown into a false global pandemic, promoted by the WHO into an economy-destroying global lockdown.

The Covid-19 lockdown enabled the huge mail-in vote – the Dems produced millions of false ballots.
 
The radical green objective is to destroy prosperity and move the USA to a planned economy – with a few rich at the top looking down on the peasants – that describes most countries, and the USA is next if Biden wins.

We stand at the abyss. If Biden wins, it will be the end of freedom. Europe and Canada have already fallen far down that “poverty road to Venezuela”. If America falls, there will be nowhere left to run to.

Newminster
March 2, 2021 3:41 am

Christopher, I really thought better of you.Whatever opportunities Boris has missed, you have just passed up the chance to unpick another bit of climate idiocy.

The West Cumbria mine is not to provide coal for electricity; it’s to provide coking coal for the steel for the eco-whirligigs. Which, in the absence of home-grown coal will be made either abroad or using imported coal which will needlessly add to the CO2 emissions they are so desperate to put a stop to.

Unless they are called out on this piece of weapons-grade mendacity every time it surfaces they win their argument by default, to the further detriment of the British economy, and (assuming their underlying argument about CO2 were correct) to the detriment of the climate itself and to what they mendaciously claim to be fighting for

As is usual with eco-activists they are simply w-r-o-n-g! On every count!

patrick healy
Reply to  Newminster
March 2, 2021 6:12 am

Thank you Christopher Monkton of Brenchley for a timely erudite expose of the sad state of British politics – and don’t get me going on the situation up here in the little Soviet Scottish gulag.
Our overseas colleagues may not realize that the Conservative or Tory Party headed by our groin obsessed Prime Minister Boris Johnson (or Boris Corbyn as I call him), has completely reneged on traditional conservative policies and is ruling by Marxist diktats. This is to be expected from a puppet imposter in the White House but we feel really cheated in Britain where we gave this cretin a huge (legal) majority as opposed to the stolen election in the US.
As I am prone to break out in doggerel spots when I am upset, I have penned the following rant.

VOTE – IVE OFFERINGS

Would you give your vote to a party
That promised to House Arrest you,
Would penalize, if you socialize
All in name of stopping a flu;
If they said you cant travel abroad
Or visit your granny in care,
Stop operations, and celebrations
Close down places of worship and prayer.

Not allow you to grieve for your dead
Or to give your daughter away,
Close down your pub, your football club
But not stop the illegal stow’way;
Not break free from the Brussels quagmire
Or catch your own fish in the sea,
Ban all hair cuts, golf drives and putts
All to wipe out the economy.

Who would ban all real generation
Make you drive a Scalectric car,
Increase your bills, to pay for windmills
With policy from the boudoir;
They fooled you to think they were Tory
Hid the hallmarks of Engels and Marx,
Sold out our souls to George Soros
And Silly Con Valleys ol’garchs.

griff
March 2, 2021 3:46 am

Perhaps Lord M you haven’t noticed the shift in the UK climate in recent years? The storms? The floods? More heatwaves? 19 out of the last 21 years have seen serious flooding, with many new record river levels and flood levels established… quite a contrast to the last half of the 20th century.

Sunsettommy
Editor
Reply to  griff
March 2, 2021 6:50 am

Why don’t you educate yourself on English/Scotland weather history?

WEATHER IN HISTORY 1650 TO 1699 AD

griff
Reply to  Sunsettommy
March 2, 2021 6:59 am
MarkW
Reply to  griff
March 2, 2021 8:07 am

Notice how little griff couldn’t care less what’s happened in the past. That’s because his opinion is completely independent of both facts and reason.

Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  MarkW
March 2, 2021 8:59 am

Of course.
When one’s premise is based on convincing the ignorant that weather is actually catastrophic cloimate chynge, one must first acquire and enforce complete amnesia for the weather which occurred in the past.

After all, when one knows that there is nothing occurring which is not completely normal in every way, it is impossible to buy any of the ridiculous warmista lies.

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Climate believer
Reply to  Nicholas McGinley
March 3, 2021 1:36 am

Well said, my sentiments exactly.

Here is the Grifters (linked) guide to the climatic nightmare that everyone in the UK had to endure in 2019. Thoughts and prayers.

January: was a fairly quiet month with high pressure but cloudy and mild, although with increasing numbers of active frontal systems as the month went on. A northerly airflow brought the coldest spell of the winter at month end.

February: started cold but became very mild (exceptionally so toward month‐end) with a southerly airflow from north Africa.

March: The first half of March was unsettled with westerly low pressure systems including storms Freya (max gust 76mph) and Gareth (max gust 75mph in the windiest place in the UK). However, high pressure over the near‐continent brought drier weather from mid‐month.

April: After a wet start, the first half saw a period of easterly winds and dry but cool weather, followed by a period with high pressure to the east drawing warm continental air to the UK.

May: started cool with a northerly airflow but with a warmer spell and high‐pressure building around mid‐month.

(Warning, if you’re having difficulty reading so far, you might want to bow out now, because it’s about to get really serious)

The first two‐thirds of June was generally cool and wet, with low pressure influencing the UK’s weather. This was followed by a period of higher pressure and generally more settled weather for the latter part of June, extending through July and into early August. However, the remainder of August was unsettled, showery and cool as low pressure re‐exerted its influence, with the exception of a few hot days late in the month coinciding with the August Bank Holiday.

……. those poor people

For most of September the weather was relatively quiet with a period of high pressure over the UK around mid‐month. 

….my god, it’s relentless

However, after this the weather became much more unsettled and stormy at times,(there are no more named storms) with the Jet Stream regularly tracking further south across England and Wales, particularly through October and November. The unsettled westerly weather type continued for much of the rest of the year, with any dry, settled interludes mainly short‐lived. A deep low‐pressure anomaly was centred across the south of the UK in November and northern Scotland in December.

Joking aside, this is it??
This is what all the fuss is about?

Get real you freaking morons…

Mr.
Reply to  griff
March 2, 2021 8:19 am

The Executive Summary is longer than the report, but could have been expressed thus –
“IT’S WORSE THAN WE THOUGHT!”

(And using a baseline 1981-1990 to draw any significant intelligence about long-term weather patterns – really?)

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Mr.
March 2, 2021 9:22 am

How is that different than using 1650-1699?

Mr.
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
March 2, 2021 9:31 am

Integrity of 1650-1699 observations & measurements vs ‘agenda’ reportage of 1981-1990?

Hoyt Clagwell
Reply to  griff
March 2, 2021 8:50 am
  • This was not a stormy year compared to recent decades.
  • There are no compelling trends in storminess as determined by maximum gust speeds from the UK wind network over the last five decades.

I cut and pasted this from your own reference Griff.

Graemethecat
Reply to  Hoyt Clagwell
March 2, 2021 10:45 am

Not the first time Griff’s assertions are refuted by the very article he cites.

fred250
Reply to  Hoyt Clagwell
March 2, 2021 2:15 pm

As is nearly ALWAYS the case.

Poor griff obviously never bothers to even read its own links.

He really is a deranged , nil-informed little empty sock.

Sunsettommy
Editor
Reply to  griff
March 2, 2021 4:39 pm

You missed the point of my link which shows that stormy/droughty weather then, is similar to weather events now.

They go in cycles too, you focus on a single year while I showed a 50 years span.

Too bad you still can’t see the full picture on the misleading warmist/alarmist propaganda.

Climate believer
Reply to  Sunsettommy
March 2, 2021 8:03 am

You can just see him walking up and down with a “The end is nigh” sandwich board.

What a plonker.

Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  Climate believer
March 2, 2021 9:01 am

The more things change, the more they stay the same:

Doomsday then and now..PNG
Chaswarnertoo
Reply to  griff
March 2, 2021 8:06 am

🤣 Stop lying, griff.

MarkW
Reply to  griff
March 2, 2021 8:06 am

According to the climate fools, if anything changes in weather, it was caused by CO2.
Did it happen before? Doesn’t matter, this time it was caused by CO2.
Has it been worse before? Doesn’t matter, this time it was caused by CO2.
Do you have any proof that it was caused by CO2? The models have spoken, all hail the holy models. Besides, we can’t think of anything else, so it must have been CO2.

Reply to  MarkW
March 2, 2021 2:08 pm

We had and will have again Sahara dust over Germany, CO2s fault ?
😀

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Clyde Spencer
Reply to  griff
March 2, 2021 9:53 am

Do you suppose that growing cities, with increasing area of impervious cover, have no impact on runoff and flooding?

Monckton of Brenchley
Reply to  griff
March 2, 2021 10:56 am

Griff knows as little history as he does clahmatawlogy.

Reply to  griff
March 2, 2021 2:04 pm

UK under water ? And burned down too ? And blown away at last ? Physical Brexit ?
Griff, you make me wonder and laugh again. 😀

fred250
Reply to  griff
March 2, 2021 2:12 pm

And as you well KNOW grifftard.

Nearly all those floods have been because of the greenie scum stopping proper channel maintainance

Why are you ALWAYS CAUGHT making OUTRIGHT LIES, or deliberate MISINFOMRATION

You are ALWAYS WRONG.. and PROVABLY SO

It makes you look like a far-left ACDS sufferer and AGW scam collaborator

Climate believer
Reply to  griff
March 3, 2021 2:15 am

“The storms?”

Read what you are linking to: Kendon et al:

“There are no compelling trends in storminess as determined by maximum gust speeds from the UK wind network over the last five decades.”

Climate believer
Reply to  griff
March 3, 2021 2:36 am

” …quite a contrast to the last half of the 20th century.”

Lynmouth flood of 1952

North Sea flood of 1953

Great flood of 1968

North Sea storm surge of 1978

Easter floods of 1998

…and that’s just floods.

The problem with your “unprecedented climate” BS, is that it’s so blatantly all lies.

Paul C
Reply to  griff
March 3, 2021 3:40 pm

Perhaps, now that we are out of the EU, the legislation implementing the Water Quality Directive and the Habitats Directive can be amended to restore the historic dredging of British rivers. The more silted up the river, the higher the water level, even with a smaller depth/volume of water.

observa
March 2, 2021 3:57 am

It’s getting worse in the epicentre of the Industrial Devolution as the taxeaters continue to delve ever more into costs rather than benefits of our forebears-
How this shed could beat air pollution – a silent killer (msn.com)
Welcome to the Paranoiacene and ever more dooming to groom the young Gretaheads with. You thought a colourless odourless tasteless food for plants was a worry kiddies? Have we got more dooming in store for you!

Ian Random
March 2, 2021 4:41 am

I thought the Green Belt was sacred and now they’ll desecrate it with a choo-choo train?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolitan_Green_Belt

griff
Reply to  Ian Random
March 2, 2021 7:00 am

It is not only green belt, but an AONB… (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 2nd only to National Park Status, for non UK residents)

M Courtney
Reply to  griff
March 2, 2021 8:33 am

Please read what griff says before down voting him.
He is absolutely right on this post.
Whether the economic benefits are worth it is a political decision but the fact he states is true. And needs to be considered alongside the economy.

MarkW
Reply to  Ian Random
March 2, 2021 8:09 am

It’s only sacred when evil capitalists want to disturb it.
When progressives want to put up one of their modern objects of worship, it’s just a bunch of useless trees.

Sara
March 2, 2021 4:55 am

Lord Monckton, could you please remember to include a spew alert before you post something? I was in the middle of a morning mug of decaf tea, fer Pete’s sake!

On another note, the adulation of idiots will only cease when another smack on the polar vortex or jet stream produces prolonged bad weather that is the opposite of what it “should” be, and the boneheads think it is not a prolonged dip downward of the polar vortex, but must be caused by CO2 somewhere. (OH, that’s right: coming out of India and China: they must be castigated for the impertinence of using coal to generate electricity!!!)

Does Attenborough know that it snows in the desert?

alastair gray
Reply to  Sara
March 2, 2021 5:08 am

Suppose the walruses went down to teh Sahara to haul out .but then they might get spooked by camels and fall off the pyramids

Sara
Reply to  alastair gray
March 2, 2021 5:32 am

I was thinking more along the lines of the Moroccan portion of the desert, but still…. a walrus climbing a pyramid and then taking a flying leap in Egypt does produce an odd, but curiously acceptable, idea.

Reply to  Sara
March 2, 2021 2:40 pm

If it were only Morocco…

„West Asia has been blanketed by snow. Libya, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, Palestine & Saudi Arabia are all reporting snowfall.

Sara
Reply to  Krishna Gans
March 2, 2021 5:33 pm

I wondered. Had not had a chance to scout the sands of northern Africa and the Mid-East/West Asia owing to digging out my porch, feeding birds and squirrels, and chasing ants out of my bathroom sink. But no snow in Kuwait? Shirley, there must have been at least a dusting!

patrick healy
Reply to  Sara
March 2, 2021 6:56 am

De Caff Tea??? Get a gripp man!

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  patrick healy
March 2, 2021 9:36 am

Or woman, as the case may be.

Sara
Reply to  patrick healy
March 2, 2021 11:43 am

OK, Patrick, but how many GUYS do know named Sara?

YallaYPoora Kid
Reply to  Sara
March 2, 2021 7:23 pm

Perhaps he meant – get a Griff man

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Abolition Man
Reply to  patrick healy
March 2, 2021 3:23 pm

Come on, Patrick! Sara is one of those priceless gems; a woman who enjoys the Three Stooges! Insult her at your own peril, wise guy! Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk!

Sara
Reply to  patrick healy
March 2, 2021 5:35 pm

Frankly (why is it always Frank who is “ly”? Why?), if one cannot appreciate the antics of a bunch of grown men acting like kindergarteners, then that poor soul has led a life of deprivation and must be wised up.

Peta of Newark
March 2, 2021 5:50 am

Again we see who really is in control = here

Quote:
“”Taxpayers could fund Boris Johnson’s flat revamp as No10 refuses to rule it out“”

Somebody is planning on a long stay in there…..

Just as bad Oop North, Maybe worse.
Quote:
“”John Swinney has admitted the Scottish Government’s lawyers had “reservations” about continuing its costly legal fight with Alex Salmond months before its case collapsed””

They could not make themselves any uglier if they tried.
But its OK — The Taxpayers have oodles and oodles of money.

Tomorrow UK lunchtime (Wed 3rd) we find out exactly how much in the bad-joke-a-minute Budget

Interesting times innit..

Coeur de Lion
March 2, 2021 5:57 am

Look, fellers, we are emerging from the Existential Crisis of COVID-19 and are now confronted with the existential crisis of Climate Change. Let’s demand, all of us, that it gets the same treatment – perhaps weekly not daily briefings about ‘the science’, costs, benefits, vulnerable groups etc etc. With, who knows, a real journalist or two in the audience. Follow up questions about cobalt prices, the Milankovitch cycle, Red Wall reactions to the price of a Nissan Leaf, Texan cold deaths……… Fun fun fun eh!!!

bonbon
March 2, 2021 6:15 am

In Richard II, Shakespeare had the Duke of York say, “ All is uneven and everything is left at six and seven.”

Long ago even this idiom wasn’t considered polite. Francis Grose lists it in his Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue in 1785.

I think a modern edition of the Dictionary is in order!

Thylacine
Reply to  bonbon
March 2, 2021 9:29 am

“vulgar tongue” in this context means the vernacular (English), as opposed to the learned tongue (Latin). It has nothing to do with “politeness” – except insofar as the classes who spoke the vernacular were less “civilized” than those who spoke Latin.

Nick Schroeder
March 2, 2021 6:25 am

To move fluid through a hydraulic resistance requires a pressure difference.
To move current through an electrical resistance requires a voltage difference.
To move heat through a thermal resistance requires a temperature difference.
Physics be physics.

The complex thermal resistance of the atmosphere (esp albedo) is responsible for the temperature difference between the surface and the ToA.
And that involves ALL of the molecules not just 0.04% of them.

March 2, 2021 7:57 am

How the once mighty are now fallen.

Nicholas McGinley
March 2, 2021 8:32 am

No one should hesitate to ridicule that and them which be ridiculous.

Crispin Pemberton-Pigott
Reply to  Nicholas McGinley
March 2, 2021 9:38 am

Refute what is false and vain.

Thylacine
March 2, 2021 8:57 am

“Warmer weather reduces the temperature differentials in the system that lead to violent weather…” I’m not a scientist, just a philosopher. But I came up with this conjecture on my own at least 15 years ago, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. I had suggested it on the Richard Dawkins website, where it was greeted with the expected derision, but I have continued to press the point elsewhere in the years since. People always ask me for a citation, and all I can tell them is that it follows logically from 2 generally accepted theories: (1) that global warming is greater at the poles than at the equator; and (2) that extreme weather is a result of clashes of warm and cold air masses. Ergo, a smaller temperature gradient will result in fewer extreme weather events. Has this conjecture (on my part) ever been defended in the scientific literature?

Monckton of Brenchley
Reply to  Thylacine
March 2, 2021 11:00 am

Yes, by Professor Lindzen, who knows more about climate than all the clahmatawlagiests put together.

Crispin Pemberton-Pigott
March 2, 2021 9:07 am

It is odd how many assume that “chaotic” and “random” are synonyms.

Chaotic: 1, 2, (we are not sure because we do not know all the rules: might be “3”, “4” or something else)

Random: 1, 2, hedgehog, a lump of moon rock, lily, my left elbow, the square root of -63

The climate has multiple chaotic attributes, meaning too complex to model mechanistically more than a few weeks out.

A huge area of the Sahara has gone green in the past 30 years. If there is one tipping point on the planet, it is that once the Sahara is green enough, thunderstorms will again start marching across it and the wet climate of 6-8000 years ago will obtain. It will happen relatively suddenly, just as it stopped suddenly millennia ago.

No doubt the same thing will happen in the Great Gobi Desert.

It was once a hope (in the 1950’s) that re-starting the thunderstorms could be initiated by spray painting a vast area of the western Sahara black, creating thermals. No need. Plants have a 0.93 emissivity in the IR wavelengths. Oh! What wailing and gnashing of teeth we will hear from the Cities of Alarm when even the deserts shall bloom!

Woe unto them and their Armageddons. Slight warming is nigh. Soon will their world be rolled up and a new (green) one spread out in its stead.

DMacKenzie
March 2, 2021 9:22 am

A very interesting treatment of the bifurcation diagram used by Mr. Monckton as related to the Mandelbrot set is here
https://youtu.be/ovJcsL7vyrk

March 2, 2021 9:59 am

Sigh, I do love reading Monckton as much for the ebullient character assassination as for the tidbits of rare and delicious information. A man with clarity of vision and speech, the antithesis to the Pablum that sticks to the political sphere in Canada. Sadly, in the land of the blind the sighted man will be garroted in his sleep as he greatly annoys the state sanctioned intellectuals.

March 2, 2021 10:03 am

Very good discussion!

I like best “cloimate chynge”! That sets a distinction from climate (a real thing) and change (a measurable thing).

Maybe I should start using …. “Gloibyl Würm’n” too. To set a distinction between the phantasmagoria of the “Cloimate Scyentaists” from objective reality and epistemology.

Nice to see fractals again btw.

Reginald

eyesonu
March 2, 2021 10:33 am

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Does this look like a Prime Minister, the Sister Flatulenta of the Breath of Heaven?

Methinks he needs grounding!

CD in Wisconsin
March 2, 2021 10:46 am

He opined that the Security Council needed to “act on cloimate chynge to protect “global peace, security and stability”, and motherhood an’ apple pah an’ all.“Whether you like it or not, it is a matter of when, not if, your country and your people will have to deal with the security impact of cloimate chynge.”

***********

I have always been of the opinion that the U.N. does not have the power to act on or enforce much of anything. The countries of the world can tell the U.N. to take a long walk off of a short pier, and there would be little or nothing the U.N. could do about it.

If PM Johnson and Sir David actually believe it is still useful to The Cause to go whine to the U.N. after all these year during which we’ve seen a lack of action on cloimate chynge (at least as far as the alarmists are concerned), I can only presume that they also believe they can beat a dead horse in the hopes of bringing it back to life.

With all the coal-fired power plants being built around the world, I am left wondering if the Prime Minister and Sir David can still sleep soundly at night. Living with the fear and anxiety of believing in the cloimate chnyne alarmist narrative these days can hardly be called living it all when it dominates or at least plays a large role in your thinking. While I stop short of calling it a form of psychological self-conflagration, believing in the alarmist narrative can seem like it comes awfully close to resembling it.

Thank you Your Lordship for another very good essay.

Abolition Man
Reply to  CD in Wisconsin
March 2, 2021 3:41 pm

Has anyone done a breakdown of the various governments and rights available to citizens of UN member states! Doesn’t most of the membership consist of dictatorships and kleptocracies still!?
Churchill’s original idea was an organization of democratic nations or republics that could be joined only by meeting certain standards and benchmarks. But Roosevelt was so enamored of Uncle Joe that he refused to allow the high standards to prevail. Now we have nations like China and Cuba sitting on the UN Human Rights Council; what could possibly go wrong!

Steve Z
March 2, 2021 11:53 am

I didn’t really follow all the theory about Mandelbrot, et al, but it is plainly obvious that BoJo is committing political suicide.

The Tories won a huge parliamentary majority based on plans to implement a “hard Brexit” without concessions to the European Union, as compared to the “soft Brexit” advocated by former-PM Theresa May. But if the UK is to be an independent country without being tied to the EU regulations, it needs to develop its own energy resources and not depend on foreign countries, and not try to limit its own energy resources (including coal and the dwindling North Sea oil supply).

If BoJo really wants to wean the UK off coal, he needs a huge development program for nuclear reactors, because the UK is not known as a particularly sunny country (above 50 degrees north latitude), and trying to build enough windmills would be reminiscent of Don Quixote.

Brexit is not without its complications, because both Northern Ireland and Scotland are seriously interested in remaining with the European Union, and may vote to secede from the UK and join the EU (Northern Ireland would probably unite with Eire, or southern Ireland, while Scotland would be an independent country and member of the EU).

The “United” Kingdom (or Queendom since 1952) would then be reduced to England and Wales. Would it lose some of the North Sea oil, which would be in Scottish waters?

The Tories won the last election proclaiming the desire for national sovereignty (not fealty to the EU), and many blue-collar workers who normally vote Labour turned to the Tories for better business and job opportunities, free from EU regulations. But if BoJo tries to put coal miners off the job, they will once again vote for Labour, and BoJo could lose a vote of confidence and/or a new election.

Ironically, the whole “global warming” scare was originated by the Tory government of Margaret Thatcher during the 1980’s, who used it as a cudgel to beat down the coal-miners’ union. While Thatcher was admirable for many of her policies, this was probably her biggest mistake.

Fighting “global warming” is politically unpopular, and we have seen several examples in recent years. Al Gore started his anti-AGW campaign in 1998 (Earth in the Balance), and lost his home state of Tennessee and West Virginia in 2000, which are heavy coal-mining states. If he had won either of them (even without Florida), Gore would have won the Presidency.

Obama, in 2009 and 2010, tried to institute cap-and-trade on CO2 emissions, but while it passed the House, he couldn’t even get a simple majority in the Senate, because too many coal-state Democrat Senators voted against it. Republicans then flipped 63 seats in the House to take the majority in the 2010 elections.

Joe Biden has made noise about trying to push a Green New Deal, but he only has a 9-seat majority in the House, and an evenly split Senate. Even if the Senate managed to get rid of the filibuster, there is a formidable obstacle in Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), who would never vote to cut off his state’s bread-and-butter (coal). West Virginia strikes again! The Green New Deal goes down 49-51, or maybe worse.

BoJo needs to learn a lesson from his American friends–fighting “global waring” is political suicide. He should concentrate on Brexit and developing the UK’s economy (and try to keep Scotland in the fold), and leave the coal miners alone.

Izaak Walton
March 2, 2021 12:16 pm

Mr. Monckton appears to be confusing the logistic model with the Verhulst model. The Verhulst model is a differential equation as stated however he has plotted the solutions to the logistic model which behaves very differently. The Verhulst model is not chaotic and the solutions always approach unity as time increases no matter what value of r. In fact the differential equation can be solved exactly see
https://mathworld.wolfram.com/LogisticEquation.html
but the logistic equation can’t.

Also as a matter of terminology there are no phase transitions in the Mandelbrot set. A phase transition is a change of state e.g. solid to liquid that occurs at a critical point. It does not apply to the Mandelbrot set since that is simply a set of complex numbers that do not go to infinity if you apply a particular set of rules. Nor is the Mandelbrot set an example of chaotic behaviour since chaos only applies to time evolution and nothing in the Mandelbrot changes with time. The Mandelbrot set is fractal but that is another thing entirely.

Monckton of Brenchley
Reply to  Izaak Walton
March 2, 2021 1:44 pm

Izaak Walton appears to be confused. Dr Mandelbrot himself, in a lecture at Cambridge, described his eponymous set as exhibiting chaotic behavior: for instance, self-replication at different scales, and extreme sensitivity to initial conditions, in this instance the region of the Argand plane that is selected. There are also numerous published studies on chaoticity in specific regions of the Mandelbrot Set, such as the needle.

fred250
Reply to  Monckton of Brenchley
March 2, 2021 2:19 pm

“Izaak Walton appears to be confused.”

.

Its his PERMANENT state of being.

He is rather like griff, in that any links he posts are something he just looked up, but has zero comprehension of.

Izzy-dumb-or-what. !

Sara
March 2, 2021 12:18 pm

I would like to add here that if BoJo’s girlfriend Druella De Ville is the hippie I think she is, she also reads tarot cards and makes decisions based on astrological cycles. And Neptune, according to one astrologer, has been behind all of the daft, dizzy, and peculiar unreality that has been foisted upon the populations of several countries.

“…everyone loves Pisces. It is a quirky sign, and its ruling planet, Neptune, is about as dreamy as you can get. It may be the patron saint of waifs, musicians, poets, idealists, peaceniks, con artists, religious scammers, and therapists/healers. It is highly imaginative – to such an extreme they may operate on a different reality where hope springs eternal. It is the combination of the hopeless yet always hopeful romantic, but even “cowgirls get the blues” sometimes. You can’t help but love a person with strong Neptune or Pisces qualities, although their unwillingness (or inability) to plant their feet on the ground and see things as they really are can lead to a great deal of frustration to those who can’t get their heads out of their arses and see a future of unlimited possibilities.Why do I bring this up? Because we are about to enter another period of delusionary drama. Under Neptune and Pisces, euphoria may strike again, and stocks start to soar for no apparent reason – at least none that can be verified or makes any sense. But one also has to realize what happens when a Neptune and Pisces-highlighted period isn’t euphoric. What is the opposite of euphoria and wishful thinking when reality strikes? It’s hysteria and panic.
So be prepared. We are headed for a collective psychic adventure in Neptune’s wonderland as the new moon conjoins Neptune in Pisces….” (end quote)

Now go back and reread that part about “a different reality”. The “different reality” is the part that wants us all to gather on a hillside and sing songs to the world in perfect harmony, while drinking a bottle of Coca-Cola.

Despair ye not! (Hey, if Lord Monckton can go all eloquent on us, I get to do that, too!) We must “wait patiently for what time brings, as does the farmer with the fruit.” (Divyavadana)

Really, that makes more sense that anything else I could find, y’know.

Abolition Man
Reply to  Sara
March 2, 2021 3:47 pm

Whoa, girl! I’m a Pisces and I love Neptune; at least the Gustav Holst movement from The Planets that I listen to frequently! I’ll admit I prefer the Jupiter movement but that’s all I’ll say!

Sara
Reply to  Sara
March 2, 2021 5:49 pm

Hey, Abo Man, everyone loves a Piscean soul! And Jupiter, Bringer of Jollity, is profoundly wonderful!

I was trying to recall just when this whole “save the planet” stuff started and it was back in the 1970s, when WWF and GreenPeace got their start. My mother used to send both of them money until she started complaining that that wanted more and more and I pointed out that they had a full-sized ship and a gazillion members and could probably do without her modest donations.And she’d have been better off spending her money on typing paper and typewriter ribbons, anyway. She never did write that novel, but her poetry was quite good.

And since I get e-mails and phone calls for donations to this and that cause repeatedly, I just tell them I have 10 grandchildren to feed (well, one cat, anyway) and can’t afford what they want and no, I don’t need a t-shirt. I have plenty.

I find it disturbing that the begging letters still go out, when they both have a gazillion members, some of them quite well off, and still haven’t accomplished anything of real value. If WWF or Greenpeace staged protests over wind turbine farms because of the heinous mortality of wildlife, I might listen to them but there is more response from a mosquito landing in the cap of a jar of Tabasco sauce. And WWF is now advertising on one of the local TV stations. Must be cheaper to advertise on TV than to send out low-cost print begging letters, which can be recycled by the local trash company. There’s a company to the south of me that recycles lots and lots of paper, which comes in on truckloads.

I’m kind of hoping that there will be an incident, perhaps several, that will demonstrate what the Greenbeaners really are, and since we are seeing it in their public stuff already, it may not be long before they are, like the engineer: hoist with his own petard…. (Thanks, Will!)

Andrew Dickens
March 2, 2021 12:37 pm

Population increase is the biggest threat facing the planet. Not because it’s not possible to feed all those extra people, but because it is responsible for mass migration, for rapid exhaustion of scarce resources, and because it reduces the space available for other creatures. And a hundred other reasons.

Monckton of Brenchley
Reply to  Andrew Dickens
March 2, 2021 1:45 pm

The fastest way to stabilize population is to raise the standard of living. However, global-warming policies, particularly as applied to developing countries, ensure decline in the standard of living, or at best prevent an increase, chiefly through denying those countries affordable electrical power.

Abolition Man
Reply to  Monckton of Brenchley
March 2, 2021 3:54 pm

Hear, hear! The denial of clean water and abundant energy are two of the biggest crimes of the new-colonialists; GangGreen! It also reveals their racist bent!

Sara
Reply to  Monckton of Brenchley
March 2, 2021 6:03 pm

Oh, Lord Monckton, you can’t raise the standard of living for those po’ folks in developing countries.

If you do that, who will the Hoi Polloi have to look DOWN on?

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  Andrew Dickens
March 2, 2021 7:32 pm

The western NGO plan is to keep them in subsistence farming, which means endless families of 8-10 children forever and there goes your world
Unless we then refuse to continue to feed them like we do now then we are committing genocide, like Erlich dreamed of.

If we poured money into nuclear in Africa and elsewhere the population growth of earth with stop in one generation.
Maybe 2 at most.

Then decline.

Instead, we are all gathering evidence for the inevitable Climate Change “Policy” Crimes against Humanity Trials tm

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ResourceGuy
March 2, 2021 2:07 pm

Is this what island madness looks like?

Hutches Hunches
March 2, 2021 2:22 pm

Why is it that you Brits so willingly go along with the madness that the BBC spits out? Why is there not a counter voice of honest, competent people saying ENOUGH ALREADY! We are not gonna take it anymore…oh I know why… It would be like a lone voice crying out in the wilderness… a wilderness created by the Greenies to save the planet from us evil doers who won’t drink their Cool-Aid.

Sara
Reply to  Hutches Hunches
March 2, 2021 5:55 pm

Why is there not a counter-voice? There is. BirdBrained Broadcasting Corp won’t put those people on TV. It would interfere with “the agenda”, whatever that is.

One Dork to rule them all, One Dork to find them,
One Twit to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them,
In the Land of Ecohippies where the Politicians lie.

(Sorry about that, JRRT. Couldn’t help myself.)

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  Sara
March 2, 2021 7:27 pm

Decent

Boris vs Biden is like Gorbag and Shagrat fighting to death in the tower of the moon, and hoping they both die

For you

Patrick MJD
March 2, 2021 7:01 pm

Unfortunately, BoJo is not thinking with his head because he is too stuck in to his latest spunk trumpet girlfriend who nothing short of a rabid, eco-terrorist, Marxist.

Patrick MJD
March 2, 2021 7:06 pm

The latest COVID prank in London is a guy standing outside a shop with a clothes roller prompting people stretch out their arms where he proceeds to “swipe” along and under each arm before allowing them in to the shop. This has nothing to do with the shop, or staff, itself, just someone showing how the Brits will take this kind of junk without question.

Pat from kerbob
March 2, 2021 7:25 pm

Attenbarf!!!!!!!!!!

Mildly approve of that one

Boff Doff
March 3, 2021 10:45 pm

To understand the level to which Attenborough has descended one only needs to see him demonstrating shellfish dissolving as a result of ocean acidification.

Genuinely shocking.

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