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When Uncle Joe declares The Climate Crisis it will be under the guise of national defense. Get your guns ready.
If Biden declares a climate crisis, then he will set off a detailed questioning of why a climate crisis should be declared.
Prove it, Joe! Prove that CO2 is anything other than a benign gas, essential for life. Prove that CO2 is in any way harmful.
The Earth is also quite cold. Outside of the tropics, a person couldn’t live year-round outdoors without heating. 20% of the land is covered by glaciers and permafrost. Solar irradiance has also been at its highest over the last fifty years of any time in the last 500 years.
He’s just the kind of guy to do it when his growing homeless population begins freezing in the streets.
I don’t think that would be an effective plan for the masters of the demented puppet to employ. Unless you’re suggesting that it will be their excuse for attacking China? Citing national security would shine a spotlight on just where CO2 emissions are the greatest and where they are growing the fastest.
Certainly not many people will buy into the idea of going hungry, shivering in the dark, locked down to our homes when that will have no beneficial impact to offset those sacrifices.
I don’t think CO2 emissions are in any way harmful, but even if a deluded person believed that CO2 emissions have to be reduced, without China and India cooperating, the rest of the world can’t reach net zero emissions.
Uncle Joe II, Uncle Joe I was Yosef Yugoshvilli (Stalin). Its fitting since “The Big Guy” leading, er… being led by, the ‘cabinet’ of billionaire elites, have much bigger plans globally than Staliin’s meager offing of a hundred million or so of his own people.
Believing in the climate crisis can mess you up
“””Charlie Hertzog Young knows that in the autumn of 2019, aged 27 and at the height of his despair, he jumped from a high building in London. He landed on concrete, split open his pelvis like a book and demolished his legs. He was bleeding out – dying – and yet managed to have a pleasant conversation with a resident of the neighbouring building who thought he was a burglar. He survived, thanks to the speedy arrival of a paramedic with specialist trauma skills. Even so, he spent a month in a coma and six months in hospital. Eventually, he was discharged with legs so damaged that they both had to be amputated. He lost his job as a researcher and his rented flat.”””
Why did he jump?
“””the last chance to save the world, the Copenhagen summit failed to produce a commitment to cut carbon emissions and restrict global heating to 2C”””
Needless to say, he’s a climate hero in the Guardian
“I don’t blame myself for jumping,” he says. “I blame the Conservative government, climate change, neoliberal capitalism and extractivism [the mass export of resources from the global south associated with colonialism and post-colonial capitalism] but they are very hard targets.”
I feel sorry for him, although it’s clear he’s delusional
His family have a history of mental illness and he was sectioned twice. His whole family is typical hypocritical lefties, and from a young age was pushed into the limelight by the mainstream misleadia
The climate farce and the misleadia frenzy over every shower are most likely the real reason he jumped.
Sounds like another loony activist whose name begins with G and ends in A.
The left has made a mistake in going along with the IPCC’s climate hysteria. Where are the conservatives? Have they jumped on the tax-funded climate change gravy train as well?
Bloomberg’s green-energy research team estimated it would cost $US 200 Trillion to stop Global Warming by 2050.
There are about 2 billion households in the world, that is $US 100,000 per household.
Ninety percent of the world’s households can’t afford anything additional. That means about $US 1 million per household in developed countries or about $US 33,000 per year for 30 years. The working people can’t afford anything near that.
The millionaires and billionaires have about $US 208 billion. That would cover it. Let the people of the world vote on this madness.
In Europe, a conservative is someone who doesn’t object to socialism, just thinks it should be adopted a little more slowly.
It takes a lot of indoctrination to make someone this delusional on so many different topics.
On the other hand he seems to be a typical socialist.
Many people are very delusional without any prompting.
Unfortunately, that’s true.
I think one has to be a little delusional to be a socialist in the first place.
Socialism is obviously destructive, so a person with good sense would not support such a thing.
The Conservatives made him do it! Lol !
Yeah, he’s delusional. Dangerously so.
He literally no longer has a leg to stand on due to his own foolish actions and yet he thinks the earth needs saving.
Somebody should give him a Participation Trophy.
Climate targets are like wild animals. As we come near they move away.
Mirages do that as well.
A cold front from the north will bring heavy precipitation to northern California.
It seems cold is still deadlier than heat, but London heat is special. It turns fatal fast.
Really? The relative risk of heat-related death goes parabolic in London just a little above t-shirt weather, but in the North West it’s almost unresponsive?!
And the Beeb as ever takes it seriously.
It’s fall around here in the Northern Hemisphere and mornings are darker and cooler, almost as if the position of the sun in the sky has something to do with warmth.
Yes, we are getting less sun every day and less energy. Things are cooling off.
One of my favorite times of the year is Fall.
This recent study shows that the cold weather we have every year causes about 4.6 million deaths a year globally mainly through increased strokes and heart attacks, compared with about 500,000 deaths a year from hot weather.
We can’t easily protect our lungs from the cold air in the winter and that causes our blood vessels to constrict causing our blood pressure to increase leading to heart attacks and strokes.
‘Global, regional and national burden of mortality associated with nonoptimal ambient temperatures from 2000 to 2019: a three-stage modelling study’
Not just vasoconstriction. The sympathetic system also increases metabolic activity to produce heat. This produces greater cardiac load.
I have been more active on X (formerly known as Twitter) recently to experiment with effective communication on the climate issue. For example, this video posted six weeks ago has received over 7200 views, mostly gained when I would paste the video address into a reply to someone with a lot of followers, on a climate-relevant thread. You can see this post if you have an account with X fka Twitter.
It is the same video of recent GOES East Band 16 images that I also posted to Youtube here and have linked to recently in comments at WUWT.
My overall point is that Elon Musk’s X fka Twitter has the potential for rapid global reach. The challenge is to compose brief impactful posts that are based on sound concepts.
I really like the fact that X fka Twitter does NOT put an ad into the video for others to view it. Youtube is annoying that way.
Nice post, David. You asked for suggestions….its a bit too wordy, which probably reduces reposts. The interest/repost attention span of most social media scanners is about 4 sentences max, if your goal is reposts. If your goal is ‘imparting knowledge’, of course it must be longer to be thorough, but will be read by fewer people.
Thank you. Good point!
Thinking more about this, the goal in itself is to persuade toward sound understanding once attention is obtained. But “views” are only an indicator of the opportunity for attention. I will be trying to condense the central point and follow with more explanation for those who will read it.
Bloomberg’s green-energy research team estimates it will take $US 200 trillion to stop warming by 2050 and calls that a bargain.
Figuring that there are about 2 billion households, that is about $100,000 per household. Also figuring that 90% of the households in the world don’t have extra money, that would be about $1 million dollars for households in advanced nations or about $30,000 per household per year over 30 years to stop temperatures from rising 1 degree Celsius.
That is completely unaffordable. Given the choice between having temperatures rise 1 degree or having $1 million dollars almost everybody would prefer the $1 million dollars.
The millionaires and billionaires have $208 trillion in wealth. That would cover it.
We can’t easily protect our lungs from the cold air in the winter and that causes our blood vessels to constrict causing blood pressure to increase leading to heart attacks and strokes.
‘Global, regional and national burden of mortality associated with nonoptimal ambient temperatures from 2000 to 2019: a three-stage modelling study’
The climate of the Earth as a whole is still a 2.58-million-year ice age named the Quaternary Glaciation.
The Earth is in a warm interglacial period that happens about every 100,000 years and lasts about 10,000 years which alternates with a cold glacial period that lasts about 90,000 years.
The Earth still has around 200,000 glaciers and 11 percent of the land is permafrost.
The ice age the Earth is in won’t end and the climate won’t officially change until all the natural ice melts.
The energy of the Sun that reaches the Earth has been at its highest level over the last 70 years of any time since 1610. That is what is warming the Earth. The Sun warms the oceans and the oceans warm the air. The oceans are 2,000 times the weight of the air.
Chart of the energy the Earth has received since 1610:
We have technology in the form of warm clothes, shoes, warm houses, warm automobiles and buses, and warm workplaces to shield us from the cold but we don’t have similar technology to shield us from the heat. In most places outside of the tropics, a person would die of hypothermia if the person had to live outside in the winter with only minimal regular clothes on.
It gets to at least 110, intermittently, during the 3 of the 4 warm months here but it is the
8 cold months that I dread. Long underwear plus 3 layers of winter clothes are not enough for comfort.
This article from 2015 says that cold weather kills 20 times as many people worldwide as hot weather and that moderately warm or cool weather kills far more people than extreme weather.
Increased strokes and heart attacks from cool or cold weather are the main cause of the deaths.
The cool or cold weather causes the blood vessels to constrict to conserve heat, which causes blood pressure to rise causing heart attacks and strokes.
‘Mortality risk attributable to high and low ambient temperature: a multi-country observational study’ https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(14)62114-0/fulltext
There is an opinion paper by the solar physicist, Valentina Zharkova, who discovered how two magnetic dynamos at different depths in the Sun give the 11-year sunspot cycle and another cycle of around 400 years.
She says that the Sun is going to be cooling enough to lead to a mini-ice age for around 40 years with probable crop failures starting in a few years.
‘Modern Grand Solar Minimum will lead to terrestrial cooling’
NOAA also agrees that the sunspot number will start dropping in 2025 dropping to single digits in 2031 and to zero in 2040 where their forecast ends.
The cooler sunspots are associated with hotter areas that release more than normal solar radiation and reduced sunspots in the coming years will reflect a lower solar output leading to the Earth cooling and the cooling may be substantial. If it is like the Maunder Minimum, which is the last time this happened, it cooled enough so that people were ice skating on the rivers of England in the summer.
The 1930s is still the decade with the most high temperature records, 25, that are still standing and there are 11 records before the 1930s that are still standing. Since 2000 there have only been 5 high temperature records set. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/access/monitoring/scec/records/all/tmax
The Climate Change Alarmists calling today the hottest time in human history is the Big Lie.
This is how they scare people, and make them waste TRILLIONS of dollars, and it is all a Big Lie. The historical, written temperature record demonstrates it is a Big Lie. There is no unprecedented warming today, which means CO2 is a minor player at best, and not the control knob of Earth’s temperatures. So minor, it can be ignored.
So the climate alarmists have to lie about the situation.
And they are all lying. They can all see the written temperature records just like we can, but they reject the written record, because it doesn’t fit their narrative. Their motives for lying are many. And other than the really stupid ones, they are all lying.
Did you know?
“””American football season is getting hotter. Young players are dying
Nearly a dozen US football players have died of heat in recent years as teams reckon with training in a changing climate”””
Older players aren’t dying, then….
Plus America has not warmed.
Please dont confuse us with things like facts…
Plus it has absolutely positively NOTHING, NADA, NICHTS!!! to do with the critical healthcare that The Science ™ dictated they receive.
Any correlation to those “younger players” and performance enhancing steroid consumption ?
Or certain novel medical treatments?
That was the first thing to cross my mind after reading that.
I suspect that “younger” players also means high school and college, where the coaching staffs are not as well trained and don’t have less and lower quality facilities, as well.
UK readers here will be aware of the Online Safety Bill that has passed through the Houses of Commons and Lords and is about to receive (if not already ) the royal assent to become law.
Sites maintained by those sceptical of Net Zero and climate change hysteria as proclaimed by the UN and many govts , and also the misinformation about Covid and the safety of covid vaccines have expressed the fear that this bill will prevent discussion of valid issues of the type mentioned.
However i suggest th opposite . Used correctly the Bill , intended to protect the mentally and emotionally vulnerable from fear, harm , or self-harm as a result of comments online , could be used to put a stop to the blatant lies from Govt , media, BBC on subjects such as global warming . At the very least it could ensure that pronouncements such as “global boiling” from the UN , which could have induced that youing lad mentioned earlier to throw himself off a building, would only be able to be repeated online provided that it wa acompanied by either proof , or a statement that it is total rubbish and should not be taken seriously.
The Bill far from preventing free speech could be usd to prevent Govt mis-speech , to the benefit and safety of all of us.
or a statement that it is total rubbish and should not be taken seriously.
So pretty much everything that comes out of the BBC and the climate cabal
Yes, as long as there’s a BBC logo somewhere on the page, they should be covered under the law.
In theory, you are right, but don’t forget who will be enforcing the new law. “They” will be the enforcers and sceptics on any subject, including climate, gender, covid 2.0, etc., will be the enforcees.
The Ministry of Truth is starting to take shape, and the Thought Police will be busy.
The problem with your optimism is that it will be the government that will decide what is fear inducing, what is mis-information, and what is fact.
This bill will only block things that the government does not want you to know.
Used correctly????? On which planet?
You can’t actually believe that it will be used for anything other than maintaining the narrative.
A new Washington Post-ABC News poll for September 15-20, 2023, shows Trump leading Biden by 10 points, 52 percent to 42 percent.
That’s the biggest spread I have seen so far. Trump is pulling farther ahead. Good news for the Sane and Logical.
The lesser of two evils.
I don’t personally see any evil in Trump. Sometimes his comments make me cringe, but he is just blunt, and his comments are true, so he’s speaking the truth in a blunt way. Chris Chisty *is* a fat pig.
As for policy, I couldn’t be happier with Trump. I want him to get back in office and do what he was doing before he left office, and that way this country will get back on track.
Not a US citizen, but somewhat concerned that Biden and Trump are apparently the best on offer to voters….
It’s a new strategy for strengthening democracy: each side picks the only person capable of being beaten by the other.
I started to say “how quickly you forget” but then you are not a U.S. citizen so you might not know how good the American people had it under Trump. The UK had it pretty good under Trump, too, if I recall. Obama put the UK at the back of the line when the UK didn’t do what he wanted them to do, and when Trump came into office, he promptly put the UK back to the front of the line. I imagine he would do so again in his second term.
I remember right around the time Trump left office, the price of gasoline was about $1.84 per gallon. Today the price is about $4.84 per gallon. And that’s just one little item. Everyone was benefitting from Trump’s policies. Today, everyone is hurting because of Biden’s policies which specifically set out to reverse everything Trump did. And we see the results: Chaos on the world stage and a stumbling economy.
Give me Trump any day. He is a proven quantity. Not something that can be said about any of the other, younger candidates.
Trump has as much or more energy than anyone on that stage.
I think Trump will be speaking in Detroit Wednesday to the auto workers and will be critisizing Biden’s Electric Vehicle mandates.
As a result, Biden is supposedly going to go to walk the picket line with auto workers tomorrow to beat Trump to the punch. Biden will spend a few minutes on the picket line, and then later, Trump will give a speech that lasts an hour and a half, and a good time will be had by all conservatives as Trump bashes Biden up one side and down the other.
Everyone should watch Trump’s speech. You may be looking at the next President of the United States.
Absolutely, Trump spells out everything in his speeches; people should watch them instead of getting garbage filtered through the fake news liars.
You are right Tom that is what the poll says, but the WP also goes on to say in the article that most other polls show it is very close and that they consider their one to be an outlier. But I’m with D MacKenzie….. if they are the two bet on offer, then the US (and the world) has a major problem…..
You don’t have to like Trump, or what he says, but the results he got, even in the face of constant opposition, obstruction and harassment, were amazing!
Trump’s performance in the first Republican debate was outstanding.
“Trump’s performance in the first Republican debate was outstanding.”
It was… the best part about it was for the first time ever, he didn’t lie, or belittle his opponents.
I think the disrespectful destructive nature of his leadership was not worth any gains he made. A true leader doesn’t have to be so caustic. Just my opinion.
When he was having to fight tooth and nail against Democrat LIES, DECEIT and FRAUDULENT ACCUSATIONS…
… rather than spending the time actually Making America Great Again…..
Do you blame him for being so antagonistic towards them !!!
Considering what he had to put up with, he did an amazing job.
Sure, he made some errors, trusted the wrong people, didn’t realise the swamp’s hatred was so deep…
But before the Covid nonsense started, the USA was in a really good position, especially energy-wise.
Now, they are struggling to keep up with their own needs.
“Do you blame him for being so antagonistic towards them !!!
Considering what he had to put up with, he did an amazing job.”
I think so, too.
Simon wants to blame Trump for the caustic atmosphere around him but the Leftwing Media constantly attacked him, and Trump is the kind of guy who isn’t going to sit quietly by while people lie about him, and when he fights back, he hits hard.
If you don’t like Trump fighting back, then tell the Leftwing Media to lay off of him.
Of course, that will never happen as the Leftwing Media is just the Propaganda Arm of the Democrat Party so they are never going to stop lying about Trump, ever.
And it’s not just Trump they will lie about. They will lie about any conservative that threatens their socialist paradise. If it isn’t Trump, it will be the next Republican leader they demonize. That’s their job, demonizing the political opposition.
The difference with Trump is he fought back every time. Unlike say, the Bushes would kept kind of quiet when being criticized. Thus, allowing the lies to stand as facts, like the “major combat is over” gabit the left played. And this lie still stands to this very day because George didn’t set the record straight and allowed the leftwing media lies to stand.
Trump don’t do that! And I’m SO glad. I love it when he hammers the leftwing press because they deserve to be hammered.
I don’t think that there is anybody here that is surprised by your opinion.
I’m sure the odd well informed reader will appreciate it. Trump is popular with his cult followers, but less so outside of it, particularly as he is displaying increased signs of dementia. Maybe not to Biden’s level…. but it’s there.
Simon, you’re wasting our time.
My time to waste….
It’s too bad you’re so naive. The rest of us know what will happen when the Communist Masters take over. We are all going into the gulag. But you don’t see what’s coming. Look up what Lenin thought of people like you. When you’re in the gulag with the rest of us, it’ll be a great surprise to you–unfortunately for you.
“The rest of us know what will happen when the Communist Masters take over”
You will forgive me but I stopped reading there. … just silly.
Yes, of Course, a useful idiot.
Resorting to personal abuse…. you know what that means?
I’m sorry Simon. I shouldn’t converse with Communists after I had a couple of drinks.
Slimon is a marxist, through-and-through.
Ahh…. the racist ranter is here….
Listen to the speech Trump gives on Wednesday, Simon. See if he sounds mentally compromised in any way.
Well, on second thought, maybe you aren’t the best judge of this situation, what with your bias and all.
Trump is sharp as a tack.
Biden would never go up on a debate stage with Trump. It would be the end of Joe’s political career.
Although, I don’t think Joe is going to get to the presidential debate stage. They do say Joe is stubborn, but mental health isues and congressional investigations, and Democrat fears may lead to Joe resigning from office before a vote takes place.
I see where Hillary has injected herself into the equation again, claiming the Russians were still helping Trump!
And her and Bill are revitalizing the scam Clinton Foundation.
We live in a crazy world!
Btw, the Republican congress says they are going to investigate the Clinton’s and their Clinton Foundation for irregularitites/crimes that may have been committed in the past.
I don’t know what to think about Hillary. “Stick to the Lie” is what liars do when they have nothing else. That’s what it looks like to me. Either that, or she is completely delusional and believes her own lies. What’s going on in that head, Hillary?
He won’t, he listens to Rachel Madcow.
I love listening to Trump. More so than ever.
“You are right Tom that is what the poll says, but the WP also goes on to say in the article that most other polls show it is very close and that they consider their one to be an outlier.”
Yes, the Left is already making excuses for this poll. They are horrified! Leftwing commentators the last couple of days seem to be in a daze when discussing this poll.
Yes, the Washington Post is saying its own poll may be an outlier, but they had another poll that showed Trump ahead by seven points, so this poll may not be such an outlier.
From all the numbers I hear, Trump is picking up support from every demographic.
if you want a true handle on the polls go here. It shows a wide range of views.
Trump is indicted in four criminal cases. In New York state he faces 34 felony counts related to hush money payments to a porn star. In Florida state, he faces 40 felony counts for taking classified documents and impeding efforts to retrieve them. In Washington DC federal court he faces four felony counts for his efforts to steal the 2020 election. In Georgia state, he faces 13 felony counts for his election interference trying to get state officials to change the vote total so he wins.
Keep in mind that charges are not the same as convictions. Also, remember that these are Democrats who are desperate to find ways to stop Trump because they can’t offer a candidate that is superior to him.
Yes, several of the Democrat prosecutors ran for office specifically promising to “get Trump”. The New York Attorney General did, as did the New York City District Attorney.
It’s all a setup.
“Trump is indicted in four criminal cases”
That’s true. It doesn’t mean Trump is guilty of anything.
It should be noted that all these charges are filed by Trump’s political opponents.
And all the charges are “trumped up” as far as I can see. I don’t see any charge holding up in court. Of course, you can get a jury that finds guilt, but I don’t think this will hold up on appeal.
The only prolem is the charges are a distraction for Trump and a weapon the political oppostion can use against him all throughout the presidential campaign, even if eventually he is found innocent on all charges.
Only Trump could withstand this withering fire.
Obviously, Trump’s millions of supporters don’t believe he is guilty of anything. They see all this as a political hit job, which it is. That’s why he is leading the race.
“And all the charges are “trumped up” as far as I can see. “
I’m really interested to know how you explain away Brad Raffensburger who is a republican?
Simple. I apply the Dan Bongino rule: “Most Republicans are really Democrats, but no Democrat is a Republican.”
And his popularity and support increased immediately after each bogus indictment was put out.
The GA one is a total fraud: the indictment was illegally leaked to the press before the grand jury supposedly even voted. The insane Fulton DA is charging lawyers with felonies for merely appearing in a courtroom, and has the temerity to include Rudy Giuliani in a laughable RICO scheme that doesn’t cite an actual crime to conspire to commit.
FL: as President, the law clearly states that he has the legal authority to declassify anything he pleases, and to include documents in his presidential archive. Biden, OTH, as senator and VP, had no such authority yet kept classified documents in boxes in his garage.
NY: the hush payments is another garbage indictment.
DC: Notice Trump was not charged with insurrection, the word the leftist use with abandon. This one should also be tossed if the judge is honest.
“FL: as President, the law clearly states that he has the legal authority to declassify anything he pleases,”
You can drive a truck through your arguments, but explain this? Tell us the law states he has the authority?
He was the Commander-in-Chief. The Constitution grants him that authority. Something that Senator Biden didn’t have. Of course, you don’t believe in the Constitution–the Supreme Law of the Land.
It’s the Presidential Records Act, Simon.
Trump fully complied with this act, as far as we can tell. Nobody has shown he did not. Opinions are not facts.
And given Trump admitted on tape, that he didn’t declassify the docs when he was president, it will make it hard for him to now say he did.
And no one knows what he was holding. It could have been a blank page. Maybe it was his grocery list.
Or Stormy’s phone number. Anyway you are quite right, we will have to wait and see…. which is a very good reason to have a properly coordinated trial where the American people get to hear what Trump has to say in his own defence… and of course what the prosecution get to show what they have in the cupboard? How can anyone argue with that?
It’s going to be hard to overturn a previous ruling about Presidential authority. In the Clinton tapes in his sock drawer case, the judge ruled that a former President has absolute authority and discretion regarding his papers, documents, tapes, a so forth. That ruling was never challenged or appealed.
But Trump is on tape saying he didn’t declassify the docs while he was president. going to be interesting.
“The GA one is a total fraud”
Trump’s lawyers ought to show the goofy Georgia grand jury forman’s antics on television to the judge, and the judge would throw the case out.
The grand jury foreman had Trump already convicted months ago as she insinuated coyly on CNN and other news outlets.
When is the last time you ever saw a grand jury foreman talking about a case she is currently hearing in court, and doing so on national television? I believe this is unprecedented.
You wouldn’t want this ignorant woman deciding your fate.
A lot of water under the bridge since then.
Did you read how the felony counts managed to be so high? Did you notice that each single entry that they considered to be wrong got to be a separate felony? If they have such an incredibly strong case, why the need to inflate the number of felonies?
An item on the radio news yesterday annoyed me. “Climate change is helping British Vineyards to a record harvest. We’ve had 1 very good summer for soft fruit (the hedgerows are full of blackberries too) with a sunny and warm May/June to encourage the flowering but a cooler and wet July/August to swell the fruit. Nothing whatsoever to do with Global Warming!!!
Is there a Day time and Night time Earth Energy Budget image like the combined (24 hours) image as shown in the link ?
It’s always daytime and nighttime on the earth
I am seeking the Energy Budget of sunny side of the Earth separately if it exists.
Approximately, at night just leave off the yellow….it’s only approximate anyway because of variation in cloud cover.
Of course, that means you have to double the yellow during the daytime….
The daytime TOA TSI is about 1,365 W/m^2. Here they are using 1,361.6 W/m^2. The TSI varies during the year. It’s about 30 W/m^2 higher in January when the Earth is at its closest point to the Sun and is about 30 W/m^2 lower during July when the Earth is at its farthest point from the Sun. The value you see in the diagram assumes that the incoming solar is spread around the globe evenly. So they divide the area of a circle by the area of a sphere. That value is exactly 1/4. The number in the diagram is the TSI divided by 4. Whether that step is valid has been argued extensively here and elsewhere.
Well that’s interesting, the chart you put up shows net absorbed @ 0.6 Wm²
when Trenberth’s chart showed net absorbed @ 0.9 Wm². Wow! Looks like
there’s disagreement in the IPCCranks. <== (Cranks Ha ha, I left the typo in)
In any case, what “net absorbed” requires is that all of the components
Reflected by clouds
Reflected by aerosols
Reflected by atmosphere
Reflected by surface
Absorbed by the surface
Absorbed by the atmosphere
Emitted by clouds
Emitted by atmosphere
AND Back radiation
need to have an accuracy of 0.01 Wm² for the 0.9 or 0.6 Wm² to be true.
Yeah, 0.6 or 0.9 is essentially within measurement noise, one might say “net zero.”
The chart in your link is in error with respect to Trenberth’s chart. The atmospheric window is 40 W/m^2, not 22 W/m^2. But it doesn’t really matter, because the numbers are made up anyway.
The chart in my link IS Trenberth’s chart the lower left gives credit to:
Kevin Trenberth, John Fasullo and Jeff Kiehl
I remember a Trenberth 2D atmosphere chart with numbers +/- in the teens and twenties on several fluxes…
Then saying the imbalance was 0.6.
Really quite hilarious…
Disappeared rather quickly iirc. !
Trenberth, Fasullo, and Kiehl 2009 show a 0.9 W/m^2 absorbed by the oceans. The slop on many of the other values are much greater like 2 to 3 W/m^2. It’s mostly nonsense anyway.
Significance to 2, 3, or 4 places doesn’t resonate with climate science. When it comes to Global Temperature, they’re lucky to get it right to just 1 place and even then it’s more fiction than science.
LOL.. all those fluxes, to one decimal place, with no +/- on them.
Hilarious. and certainly NOT SCIENCE.
From Mark Nelson:
Word is out: Microsoft is plunging ahead on nuclear energy.
They want a fleet of reactors powering new data centers. And now they’re hiring people from the traditional nuclear industry to get it done.Why?Lack of stable long-term power, whether clean or dirty, is constraining Microsoft’s growth. They need to build big data centers that consume electricity all the time and the old assumption that somebody else’s reliable plants will always be around to firm up your wind and solar is falling apart.
They want a fleet of reactors powering new data centers. And now they’re hiring people from the traditional nuclear industry to get it done.
Lack of stable long-term power, whether clean or dirty, is constraining Microsoft’s growth. They need to build big data centers that consume electricity all the time and the old assumption that somebody else’s reliable plants will always be around to firm up your wind and solar is falling apart.
Dow Chemical is leading the effort in the chemical industry to use nuclear power for a plant’s energy requirements, and it could make economical sense to do so.
Any industry that requires reliable 24/7 energy as Nut Zero gains adherents.
This story follows on from Bill Gates and Warren Buffetts joint approach to build SMR’s and a fuel reprocessing plant. Could be an interesting time in the USA.
The more often I encounter this idea, the more I like it. With a “Modular” reactor, they can be produced in a plant under tighter quality control standards, rather than constructed uniquely in the field every time, which means they need obtain only ONE approval, every exact replica produced to those same plans and specifications to the same quality will already have approval. Lather. Rinse. Repeat. Ship to site. Plug in. Flip switch. Enjoy.
‘…which means they need obtain only ONE approval, …’
Maybe in Galt’s Gulch, but not here.
“With a “Modular” reactor,”
This looks like a good idea to me. If you need electricty and can’t depend on the grid, then you can supply your own energy with a small nuclear reactor.
I posted a story below about an industry having to continue operating a coal-fired plant due to be replaced, because they needed the electricty for industry.
And Big Data Centers that are doing AI need lots of electricity, so they might decide to get off the grid and make their own private grid using small nuclear reactors.
Do you think even Gates has the political power to overcome the multi-billion $ anti-nuclear industry?
So here’s an open thread question, related to the increase of CO2 in the atmosphere and the planet’s biomass. Yesterday I applied fertilizer to my lawn and got to wondering: Is there a correlation between atmospheric CO2 and commonly used fertilizers? 30 or 35 years ago I fertilized my lawn 4 times per year. I’ve found that in the past several years, 3 applications is sufficient. I’ve used the typical high-nitrogen fertilizer sold for homeowners, 28 to 30% nitrogen.
We know more CO2 causes more plant growth. Is there any knowledge of how the CO2 increase since maybe 1990 would affect fertilizer needs for equivalent growth? Call is a CO2ppm per bag ‘o fertilizer ratio, maybe.
All things being equal, more CO2 means more plant grown. With regard to the lawn, chlorophyll makes grass green. I’m experimenting with using magnesium sulfate (Epsom’s salt) to make green grass without increasing biomass so much.
Don’t have an answer yet.
Well, since COP1 in Berlin in 1995 there has been a load of bullshlt floating around.
I was camped in the National Grasslands on the ND/Montana border recently and tried to see the northern lights predicted for that night. I was struck by the number of jets crossing the sky, at least six at any time in the couple of hours after nightfall, and sometimes more. I’m surprised that there isn’t more discussion of local warming being caused by persistent contrails and contrail cirrus clouds in the night sky of the higher lattitudes of the northern hemisphere.
Story tip: I’m much too lazy to study the numbers of evening flights with temperature readings in the higher lattitudes over the years, but a fresh look might be warranted, along with a comparison of contrails from modern high-efficiency jet engines with earlier versions.
If you’re not too lazy, you might try to find some of the studies that addressed this around 9-11-01.
Agreed the results were fascinating (cooler nights!), but the experiment didn’t really go on for long enough. We will have to wait till the netzies have banned all commercial air travel to really see the effects.
Cirrus-like contrails are one thing that nobody talks about. And when they don’t leave contrails, or when the contrails evaporate, they are adding a lot of greenhouse gas (water vapour) to the lower stratosphere. Nobody talks about that either, although the amount of water vapour added is a very significant percentage of the total water vapour content of the entire stratosphere. The calculations are simple, based on published global consumption of aviation fuel, with a reasonable guess as to how much is burned in the stratosphere.
And the hydrogen-powered aircraft that we are promised for our bright, sun-dappled utopian future, will double the effects.
A “story” or business as usual? The impetus for construction of a solar array to replace an operating fossil fuel power house is managed by a cabal of “progressive” politicians, business, academia and the media, many of whom are members of more than one of these groups.
Someone needs to take the alarm bells away from “scientists”. I’ve seen nearly a dozen articles in the last week or so headlined “Scientists sound alarm over ___ .” Curious I did a quick Google of “Scientists sound alarm” and got 70,400 hits. The vast majority related to some climate change related predicted disaster. I then did a search for “Engineers sound alarm” and got 300 hits. Most of these were related to specific conditions such as failing bridges, inadequate infrastructure maintenance or similar issues.
I did try similar searches for other professions.
Climatologists – 6
Meteorologists – 5
Geologists – 7
Economists – 19,300
Doctors – 70,400
Apparently just calling yourself a “scientist” entitles you to your very own alarm bell. Perhaps we could restrict alarm bells to licensed professionals only.
The “Alarm Bell” phrase is no doubt ginned up by today’s so-called journalists.
Sounds like a “bomb shell” finding.
Funny that back in 60s tv ads for cigarettes used to open with some joker in a white coat saying “Scientist say . . . ”
And now there’s this article https://www.theguardian.com/media/2023/sep/23/rupert-murdoch-climate-change-denial in the Guardian that opens with “Scientists say” and then proceeds to quote John Cook, he of the 97% consensus bullshlt.
“Ten out of nine dentists agree…”
Just tripped across this YouTube video praising the glories of renewable energy in Australia. He says there will be many days that charging your EV will be free! Of course I don’t believe a word he says- just mentioning it for everyone to chew on. 🙂
He calls himself The Electric Viking. It looks like all the comments strongly support him.
Solar hits CRAZY record in Australia, sending coal plants closer to bankruptcy
He looks like he stuck his finger in a live power outlet.
But surely most people re-charge their EVs overnight when solar power is not available. During the day when it is, they’re driving them. I think my BS detector just blew up!
And if the wind isn’t blowing- then, in theory, big industrial storage batteries can recharge your car battery. But think how inefficient that must be. Whatever form of energy charged up the storage batteries- then it’s sent across wires to your car battery. Rather than just burn gas or petrol as they say in Merry Old England. I don’t know what the efficiency is but it can’t be much. Then we’re told by the Electric Viking that often we can expect it to be free!
Below is an update to the various charts the IPCC has put up to depict Arctic Sea Ice. As in other charts of various aspects of “Climate Change” it looks like the IPCC has figured out a way to produce a big scary red blotch in place of a simple time line used in the previous five assessment reports. Source: IPCC AR6 WGI Fig 9.13
It’s worse than we thought.
The real question is , why do they think 1979 level was “normal”
It was actually extremely HIGH compared to the rst of the last 10,00 years.
The only time it might have been higher is during the Little Ice Age.
These extreme high levels of Arctic sea ice make life very difficult for Artic sea and land creatures.
Even the slight drop from the LIA/1979 extreme high, has allowed many sea creatures to return, that were last there during the MWP.
The drop in Arctic sea ice is a GOOD THING for all creatures trying to live up there.
One for John Kerry, who has met and talked with this guy a number of times.
China climate envoy says phasing out fossil fuels ‘unrealistic’
The complete phasing-out of fossil fuels is not realistic, China’s top climate official said, adding that these climate-warming fuels must continue to play a vital role in maintaining global energy security.
Xie, however, said the intermittent nature of renewable energy and the immaturity of key technologies like energy storage means the world must continue to rely on fossil fuels to safeguard economic growth.
China climate envoy says phasing out fossil fuels ‘unrealistic’ (msn.com)
Normally it’s safe to assume any claim or report emanating from the Chinese state is a gigantic lie. I don’t know how to take this report.
If they lie often enough, they may accidentally tell the truth.
Bloomberg Green-Energy research team estimates $200 Trillion by 2050.
There are 2 billion households, so that is $US 100,000 per household.
Around 90% of those households can’t afford to pay much of anything so the 10% in the developed world will have to pay it all, so that is $US 1 million per household or about $US 33,000 per year for 30 years.
Regular working families can’t afford an extra $US 33,000 payment to combat climate change per year.
The millionaires and billionaires have an estimated $208 trillion in wealth, that would cover it but I doubt they would agree to give up all their wealth to stop a degree or two of climate change warming.
(Xie xie = thanks)
“Xie, however, said the intermittent nature of renewable energy and the immaturity of key technologies like energy storage means the world must continue to rely on fossil fuels to safeguard economic growth.”
In this case, he is being realistic. Western leaders should be saying this same thing.
Thought this was a bit of an interesting read. Even though it was from the ABC it seemed fairly balanced. Mentioned how the grid in WA was struggling with renewables and how coal in particular is being leaned on to fill gaps in supply and how running at such low capacity and ramping up is causing undue wear and tear and outages at the coal plants. Mix this with their age, lack of upkeep, and fuel supply issues and you have a bad situation just waiting to happen. Thanks to WUWT though if the worst does happen and coal falls over at some point and causes load shedding at least I am informed enough to know that the problems are greatly exacerbated (one could even argue caused) by renewables, something I imagine won’t necessarily be reported fully on.
Ah, Western Australia, not Washington state (also WA) and Australian Broadcasting Corporation, not American Broadcasting Corporation (also ABC). The states are worlds apart, but the media bias is about the same!
Yea, I almost had to turn to my Translate app to translate the (Australian) English to (American) English.
Inside the IEEE Spectrum magazine (https://spectrum.ieee.org) (story tip[s])
Tower of Power Charges EVs, No Grid Required Solar- and wind-based EV charger originally designed for off-grid farms
Inside the Global Race to Tap Potent Offshore Wind
WIND-TO-HYDROGEN TECH GOES TO SEAIs electrolysis cheaper offshore? Siemens Energy and the H2Mare project will find out
Finding Battery Minerals With AI KoBold Metals is hoping to meet the demand for lithium and other minerals with smarter geological surveying
MIT Looks Ahead to Hydrogen’s Aviation Future Challenges include refueling logistics, safety, and H2 production
Studying Climate Change with an Ice Radar Drone This budget system probes beneath the ice to discover its secrets
African Hydropower Confronts Cheap Solar and Wind Climate woes and price-cratering renewables present a rocky course ahead
It goes on and on and on…
Prepare yourselves folks. Michael Mann has a climate opinion piece in the L.A. Times. Unfortunately.
Among other things, he attacks Vivek Ramaswamy for the latter’s skeptical views on climate alarmism. I must remind myself not to read anything from Mann right after having eaten.
Here is the actual link to the opinion piece from the L.A. Times own website if you want to use it.
Climate change is not new for Earth, but the rate of fossil fuel-driven warming is – Los Angeles Times (latimes.com)
‘But nothing in millions of years compares with what we see today…’
The Mann’s delusional.
Will UAH reported a new record monthly anomaly for September?
Only the trendologists will care…
Warming in a 2.56 million-year ice age isn’t very impressive. There is still 20% of the land surface covered by permafrost and glaciers where few species can live. Deaths from cold weather are about 4.6 million per year compared to 500,000 for hot weather. The deaths from cold weather are mostly due to increased strokes and heart attacks caused by blood vessels constricting to save heat and that causes blood pressure to rise.
Is that a round about way of saying you think UAH will report a new record for September?
Hope so.. Planet is still well below the Holocene optimum.
Still way too much Arctic sea ice.
Still way too many people dying because of their local climate gets too cold.
Any progress in getting the editing function for the comments back?
THE UPCOMING UK and US ELECTIONS TRUMP ALL FAKE SUPER-EXPENSIVE CLIMATE THEORIES, because politicians SEATS AND PERKS are at risk.
But the idiot, know-nothing bureaucrats will still be there, as well as the various know-nothing climate cabals. They have a life apart from the real world.
PANIC IN THE US
A group of US governors is calling on the Biden administration to help ease the “extraordinary economic challenges” that have combined to threaten not only future offshore wind development, but also the number of projects that are already under way.
In a letter submitted to the White House, the governors of Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island say:
“inflationary pressures, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the lingering supply-chain disruptions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in project cost increases that have become steadily disruptive.”
Parts of that statement is total BS.
It has nothing to do with COVID and Russia’s invasion. Those are mentioned to deflect blame from know-nothing bureaucrats/legislators setting unattainable goals/going hog-wild on wind, solar and batteries
Underinvesting in fossil fuel ports, ships, refineries storage, pipelines, and canceling drilling leases, for at least a decade, are the real reasons for the increase in world energy prices, which increase the prices of raw materials and goods and services.
The excessive deficit spending by governments also causes inflation, because higher interest rates are required to sell the “paper”
Bloomberg does not mention COVID and Russian invasion.
Bloomberg recently reported, citing figures from Bloomberg-NEF:
“The all-in, turnkey capital cost associated with a typical US offshore project, before bonus tax credits of the IRA, has increased by 57% since 2021, from about $3500/installed kW in 2021 to at least $5500/installed kW in 2023
The increased costs of materials, energy, components, labor, and supply chain disruptions and constraints (shortage of European-owned specialized ships, etc.,) explain about 40% of that, with 60% due to increased interest rates.
Increased financing costs are due to borrowing larger amounts/installed kW, at higher interest rates”
NOTE: The all-in, turnkey capital costs of field-mounted, solar systems are up about 55%, and Tesla-Megapack, large-scale battery systems are up 48.5%, from 2021 to 2023
Back to the Governors’ letter regarding whining for more subsidies
They already get the upfront 30% Investment Tax Credit, which can be used to offset ANY taxes on profits in any other businesses owned by these EUROPEAN Big Wind conglomerates
They already get ACCELERATED depreciation in 5 years of the ENTIRE PROJECT, which saves lots of taxes on ANY TAXABLE INCOME of any other businesses owned by these EUROPEAN Big Wind conglomerates, in the early years of the project.
They already get to deduct the interest paid on bank loans from ANY TAXABLE INCOME of any other businesses’ owned by these EUROPEAN Big Wind conglomerates
They get the Production Tax Credit; a new IRA benefit
They get the Domestic Content Tac Credit, if qualified; a new IRA benefit
They get the Energy Community Bonus Tax Credit, if qualified; a new IRA benefit
They are asking the federal government to donate the federal lease revenue to the shoreline states; a new demand!
All of that, so they:
Can kill more whales, etc.,
Ruin more fisheries,
Further impoverish ratepayers and taxpayers,
Further enrich multi-millionaires with super-safe, long-term, lucrative tax shelters,
Screw up the shoreline tourist and vacation industries
And do nothing regarding GLOBAL WARMING.
Reduce CO2 to damage the world’s food production, because CO2 IS AN ESSENTIAL PLANT FOOD
CO2 IS A LIFE GAS; NO CO2 = NO FLORA AND NO FAUNA
TO DO WHAT?
Handicap the US economy with extremely expensive UNRELIABLE electricity that is totally absent during a hurricane, because rotors are feathered and locked to hopefully prevent/minimize damage
Wind and solar are, by definition, as unreliable and unpredictable as the NEW ENGLAND weather.
You could have rain in winter, but just as well have 3 to 4 inches of wet snow, that freezes overnight and stays on the solar panels, including my neighbor’s panels, for about 2 weeks.
How in hell is that reliable several times during the winter?
Every morning I get up around 6 and there is not a a leaf moving.
My house is 1000 ft up, on a hill, facing West, where the “prevailing winds” are supposed to come from.
Every evening there is not a leaf moving DURING PEAK DEMAND HOURS, and the sun is going to bed, not to wake up until about 9 am the next day, if it is not cloudy and foggy.
How in hell is that reliable year-round?
US/UK 66,000 MW OF OFFSHORE WIND BY 2030; AN EXPENSIVE FANTASY
BATTERY SYSTEM CAPITAL COSTS, OPERATING COSTS, ENERGY LOSSES, AND AGING
Below are the correct URLs
US/UK 66,000 MW OF OFFSHORE WIND BY 2030; AN EXPENSIVE FANTASY
CO2 IS A LIFE GAS; NO CO2 = NO FLORA AND NO FAUNA
EV Battery Factory Will Require So Much Energy It Needs A Coal Plant To Power It
I have found, I can bring to a screeching halt almost anyone nattering about building more unreliables renewables. I just say, “If it was a good idea that made economic sense, they would use renewables to build renewables.” End of discussion.
Bill Gates gets real about climate change: Planting trees is ‘complete nonsense’ but the end of the oil and gas era is finally in sight
A climate scientist on how to recognize the new climate change denial
Delay, deflect, downplay, and other ways fossil fuel companies block climate action.
By Avishay Artsy Sep 22, 2023, 5:25pm EDT
“After a summer of extreme weather, Vox’s daily news podcast Today, Explained is tackling Climate Week with some help from a scientist — one who’s been at the center of climate science since before it was cool, and has some ideas on how we can keep the planet from getting too hot.
Michael Mann is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania and author of the new book Our Fragile Moment: How Lessons from Earth’s Past Can Help Us Survive the Climate Crisis. Mann is perhaps best known for the “hockey stick curve” in a 1998 paper he co-published about the planet’s rapidly rising temperature after a mostly steady millennium.
Mann spoke with Today, Explained host Sean Rameswaram about his experience fighting climate denialism, and the new tactics that have emerged from the fossil fuel industry and the groups it supports.”
“author of the new book Our Fragile Moment: How Lessons from Earth’s Past Can Help Us Survive the Climate Crisis”
I love this title! It’s so ironic. If Mann actually looked at the past written temperature record he would know there is no unprecedented warming today and therefore CO2 is not a problem.
But Mann is not talking about that past. He is talking about the fake temperature profile past he made up out of tree rings, that distorts the current situation with the Earth’s atmosphere.
Mann wants all of us to think we are living in the hottest times ever, becaus of CO2, but if he studies the real past, he will see that this is not the case. Mann won’t look because it puts the lie to his “life’s work”, but others can look and know the truth, which is that it is no warmer today than in the recent past, even though there is more CO2 in the air than in the past.
Mann doesn’t want you to know that so he made up a bogus, bastardized “hotter and hotter” Hockey Stick chart to hide those facts and make it appear we are living in the hottest time in human history. It’s all a Big Lie, and the historical, written temperature records prove it.
There is no unprecedented warming today. There is no CO2 problem today. There is no climate crisis. Not going by history. Nothing unprecedented to see here.
I am not a scientist so I may be barking up the wrong tree. It occurs to me that the sane few should be making more ado about carbon dioxide being the source of the oxygen we breathe. Via photosynthesis of course.
Opinion: Yes, there was global warming in prehistoric times. But nothing in millions of years compares with what we see today
““The climate is always changing!” So goes a popular refrain from climate deniers who continue to claim that there’s nothing special about this particular moment. There is no climate crisis, they say, because the Earth has survived dramatic warming before.”
The Earth has survived dramatic warming before.
Is the Earth experiencing dramatic warming today? No, the Earth is not experiencing unusual warming going by the historic, written temperature record.
So the question should not be if the Earth has survived past dramatic warmings, the question should be is the Earth experiencing dramatic warming today.
All the climate alarmists assume that the Earth is unprecedentedly hot, and this guides their every thought. They are all working on a false assumption.
Human-caused Climate Change has no solid foundation. It’s all speculation and assumptions.
And we can trace the “hotter and hotter” assumptions of all these people right back to Michael Mann and a few other Temperature Data Mannipulators who have bastardized the global temperature record to make it appear that humans are experiencing unprecedented warming today. Their lies have carried clear across the globe and are causing the wasting of TRILLIONS of dollars trying to fix a temperature problem that doesn’t exist anywhere other than in the bastardized global temperature record computers and the minds of the uninformed.
Human-caused Climate Change is the biggest science scam in human history.
‘Climate villain’: scientists say Rupert Murdoch wielded his media empire to sow confusion and doubt
“Scientists have described the media tycoon Rupert Murdoch as a “climate villain” who has used his television and newspaper empire to promote climate science denial and delay action.
Murdoch’s outlets, including Fox News, the Wall Street Journal and The Australian, have long been known to promote doubts about the cause and consequences of the climate crisis. Scientists said this had caused lasting damage.”
I’m not advocating anything in those posts, I’m just giving examples of the news articles I see every day on the internet about human-caused climate change. I assume that’s why I got the downvotes, since I didn’t make a comment.
Like water off a duck’s back.
Flowers have started to grow in Antarctica – that is not good news
“Newly budding flowers are usually a welcome hint of life – but in Antarctica, it is an alarming sign of global warming.
There are just two species of flowering plant native to the Antarctic peninsula, and they are now growing at unprecedented rates, according to a new study, as temperatures rise and ice begins to melt.
Antarctic hair grass grew as much in 2009-2019 as it had in the previous 50 years, while Antarctic pearlwort has seen the speed of growth increase fivefold over the same period.
A team led by Nicoletta Cannone, a researcher from the University of Insubria, Italy, measured the growth of Antarctica’s two native plants at sites on Signy Island in the South Orkney Islands.
The results were stark: the sites have not only seen faster growth, but they have become more densely populated by the plants each year as the climate has got warmer.
According to nonprofit Discovering Antarctica, the region’s temperatures have warmed by an average of 3°C as a result of human-induced climate change, meaning that once stable ice shelves are now retreating.
In some parts, that has given way to land which is now habitable to the two plant species.”
A partial RECOVERY from freezing debilitating times that did not allow for growth.
The clue.. it is NATIVE to Antarctica. 🙂
The Gulf Stream Is Weaker Now Than It Has Been For Over A Millennium
It spells bad news for many places.
“If the AMOC stops Europe will freeze, a process sped up 1000-fold, that formed the basis for the disaster film The Day After Tomorrow. Meanwhile, the pile-up of water that currently gets carried north will accelerate sea-level rise along the American east coast, hastening Florida’s drowning.
Rahmstorf’s findings come concurrently with the publication of modeling that shows the rate of change of freshwater entering the North Atlantic could do as much to turn AMOC off as the volume.”
Has anyone ever measured the AMOC? Didn’t NASA’s attempt to measure it with floats fail badly?
25 Billion Times The Energy of a Nuclear Bomb Trapped by Global Warming Since 1971
03 May 2023 By The Conversation
“Since the 18th century, humans have been taking fossil fuels out of their safe storage deep underground and burning them to generate electricity or power machinery.
We’ve now converted coal, oil, and gas into more than two trillion metric tons of heat-trapping carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases and added them to the atmosphere.
The current result? The average temperature at the planet’s surface is about 1.2°C (2.16°F) hotter than in the pre-industrial era
That’s because adding new carbon to the world’s natural carbon cycle has caused an imbalance in the amount of energy entering and leaving the Earth system.
To warm the entire planet takes an extraordinary amount of extra energy. Recent research shows we’ve added the energy of 25 billion nuclear bombs to the Earth system in just the last 50 years.”
Those excerpts are all from the news feed I’m currently looking at. It’s just one climate change horror story after another. I could post this many and more every day, if I were so inclined.
The Human-caused Climate Change Propaganda Mill is working overtime to demonized CO2 and scare the people.
It reminds me of that movie: “The Man Who Knew Too Little.” The title describes the climate change propaganda community to a tee.
Biden-Harris Administration announces historic $82 million for endangered North Atlantic right whales as part of Investing in America agenda
September 18, 2023
Today, the Department of Commerce and NOAA announced next steps to conserve and recover endangered North Atlantic right whales with $82 million in funding from the Inflation Reduction Act — the largest climate and conservation investment in history. This announcement comes during Climate Week and is part of the $2.6 billion framework to invest in coastal resilience that NOAA announced earlier this year. North Atlantic right whales are approaching extinction with fewer than 350 individuals remaining, including fewer than 70 reproductively active females. Today’s funding provides an unprecedented opportunity to address the primary threats to the species — entanglements in fishing gear and vessel strikes — with new technologies and approaches.
Trump says Biden is killing the whales with his windmills.
Lessons on How to Think Clearly (Stoicism by Marcus Aurelius)
“Since ancient times, philosophers and thinkers have recognized the immense power of our thoughts in shaping our lives. As the Greek philosopher Epictetus stated, “Men are disturbed not by things, but by the views which they take of them.” How we perceive and judge events, more than the events themselves, determines our happiness. With so much beyond our control, we must take responsibility for our minds if we hope to find serenity.
Marcus Aurelius, the philosopher-king who ruled the Roman Empire in the 2nd century AD, provided one of the most outstanding guides to mastering our thoughts. His collection of personal notes and meditations, known as Meditations, records the Stoic techniques he applied to strengthen his mind amidst the daily stresses of leading an empire at war. Marcus Aurelius’ profound reflections on how to gain mental clarity remain highly relevant today.”
Well praise the Lord! After months of failure I have logged on!
On the blog TCW Defending Freedom I have a post seeking help to find out if oil, surfactant and sewage/farming run-off is causing smoothing of the surface of the world’s seas. My guess is that some sea surface warming is caused by pollution. Ruf and Evans looked at microplastic warming in the ocean gyres but failed to find any.
A little oil on water spreads enormously, see Benjamin Franklin and Lord Franklin’s experiments. It might be possible to quantify the magnitude of that warming by records from the North Atlantic during the 1940 – 1946 Battle of the Atlantic.
Is Anthropogenic Pollution Warming (APW) significant? I don’t know and no-one seems interested in finding out.
There’s an image of a fractured smooth covering tens of thousands of square miles on TCW Defending Freedom.
In a major U-turn, climate alarmist Gates backtracked and confessed that “global warming” does not have apocalyptic consequences.
Gates reportedly told a group of his fellow globalist green agenda advocates that the “climate doom” narrative has now become so exaggerated that the public now sees right through the charade.
The admission from Gates is a major shift for the billionaire who has been a leading proponent of the “climate emergency” narrative.
Human extinction… GHG emissions, tipping points, and models.
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Scientists reveal the date Earth will face a mass EXTINCTION that wipes out all humans
Study suggests we would go extinct even if we stopped burning fossil fuels now
‘Supercontinent’ Pangea Ultima is expected to form in the next 250 million years
Climate extremes likely to drive land mammal extinction during next supercontinent assembly
Mammals have dominated Earth for approximately 55 Myr thanks to their adaptations and resilience to warming and cooling during the Cenozoic. All life will eventually perish in a runaway greenhouse once absorbed solar radiation exceeds the emission of thermal radiation in several billions of years.
The creatures of Earth will just have to find themselves a new home away from the Earth sometime in the future.
We are working on that now.