Friday Funny – Welcome to the “AOCene”

From the “Lemmings in White Satin” department (with apologies to the Moody Blues). Environmentalists and warmists have been pushing for years to make a new geological epoch, the “Anthropocene” because they believe humans are now the biggest factor of planetary change, eclipsing even geological forces that drive our planet. Of course, sensible geologists would have…

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Mann vs. Steyn likely to head to Supreme Court

Mark Steyn writes on his webpage: There was some modest activity yesterday in the Mann vs Steyn climate-change hockey-stick case, which will shortly be entering its eighth year. As that ludicrous fact testifies, it has been procedurally bollocksed by the District of Columbia courts, which is why it will almost certainly be headed to the Supreme Court. When…

Data analysis: Global temperature has not increased under Republican presidents, only Democrats

From the website Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science  at Columbia University comes this hilarious but real bit of data analysis. Looking at short trends in the global surface temperature data, the analysis shows that global temperature has not increased under Republican presidents, only Democrats. It’s probably spurious correlation, but still very entertaining. – Anthony…

New intensity scale ranks California’s ‘atmospheric river’ storm events just like hurricanes

Remember the series of reservoir filling and snowpack building winter storms California experienced mid-January? It was the result of an “atmospheric river” driving a series of Pacific storms onshore, just like the event that busted the Oroville Dam spillway in 2017, but not nearly as strong. Now there is a new scale to characterize strength…

Evidence for a new fundamental constant of the sun

From NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY and the “solar constant” department New research undertaken at Northumbria University, Newcastle shows that the Sun’s magnetic waves behave differently than currently believed. Their findings have been reported in the latest edition of the prominent journal, Nature Astronomy. After examining data gathered over a 10-year period, the team from Northumbria’s Department of Mathematics, Physics…

Quote of the Week, timing is everything.

President Trump trolls the warmist crowd again… Well, it happened again. Amy Klobuchar announced that she is running for President, talking proudly of fighting global warming while standing in a virtual blizzard of snow, ice and freezing temperatures. Bad timing. By the end of her speech she looked like a Snowman(woman)! — Donald J. Trump…