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Vvatts Up With That:  PUTTING  THE SCOTCH VERDICT BEFORE  THE SCOTCH EGG

Pizzagate true or false? Verdict: likely both a real scandal AND fake news.Posted on 9th July 2017 by Scottish-ScepticI’ve been hearing about “Pizzagate” for a while. Reading another tweet without hearing any media commentary I decided to try to have a look to find out how convincing, if at all, the “evidence” was.The first thing I notice is that it’s pretty difficult to find any…

2017-08-17 03:34   Click to comment

Vvatts Up With That:           ANNALS OF SELF-DIAGNOSIS, DAILY MAIL DIVISION

DOMINIC LAWSON: A SPOOKY POLITICAL DIAGNOSIS OF DEMENTIADate: 14/08/17Dominic Lawson, Daily MailI received a puzzling email from a doctor last week. It was headed ‘Climate Change’ and warned: ‘Your paps needs a dementia screening soon.’ Because of climate change?Not exactly. Juergen Messner — that was the sender’s name — was referring to an interview my father Nigel Lawson had…

2017-08-16 08:53   Click to comment

Vvatts Up With That:        POLITICO REPORTS EPA POLITICAL APPOINTEE FEARS                         POLITICIZATION   OF  EPA  REPORT

From Politico via WUWTEnvironmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has expressed doubts about carbon dioxide’s role as a major driver of climate change. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesBy EMILY HOLDEN Updated 08/12/2017 01:01 PM EDTEnvironmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt said his staff will gauge the “accuracy” of a major federal science report that blames human activity…

2017-08-15 21:44   Click to comment

Vvatts Up With That:  GOD  HELP THEM  IF THEY FORGOT MOSQUITO REPELLENT

Luxury Maine Geoengineering Climate Conference / Guest essay by Eric WorrallOne hundred scientists gathered late last month in a luxury ski resort in Maine to discuss Geoengineering.ROBINSON MEYER The Atlantic AUG 7, 2017 Eric didn't bother to mention that the Gordon Conference in Newry Maine offers no skiing and less luxury in July, or that Newry's…

2017-08-14 06:38   Click to comment

Vvatts Up With That:                           HEARTLAND SINGER  PROTEGE      TO  HEAD  PYONGYANG  NUCLEAR  CLIMATE  TALKS

DR. S.FRED SINGER HAS DISPATCHED A HEARTLAND CONFERENCE COLLEAGUE TO EXPLAIN HOW FIRE AND FURY, NOT CO2 , THREATEN KOREA'S CLIMATE OF FEAR

2017-08-11 22:02   Click to comment

Vvatts Up With That:                                  HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE

The New York Times Opinion Pages The Axis of Climate Evil AUG. 11, 2017 Share This PageShareTweetEmailMoreSave| "At this point the evidence for human-caused global warming just keeps getting more overwhelming, and the plausible scenarios for the future — extreme weather events, rising sea levels, drought, and more — just keep getting scarier... The G.O.P. is completely united…

2017-08-11 18:33   Click to comment

Vvatts Up With That:                                TOO  HONEST  TO  IGNORE

STEVE DOWN UNDER

2017-08-11 05:21   Click to comment

Vvatts Up With That:             THE  NEXT  BIG  THING  IN  CARBON  CAPTURE ?

2017-08-10 22:11   Click to comment

Vvatts Up With That:                                     IS  GREENLAND  BURNING ?

Having no trees to speak of, Greenland is not high on the list of nations suffering forest fires, but this summer has been hot & dry enough to dessicate arctic peat bogs to the point of combustion. Since July 1st, several hundred thousand tonnes of carbon rich soil have burned:The BBC reports:"The only record I found is the MODIS active fire record. It's a satellite that measures the…

2017-08-10 15:55   Click to comment

Vvatts Up With That:                        AND  THE EARTH  MOVED

WHO YA GONNA TURN TO WITH AN UNDERWATER VOLCANO SCREED THESE DAYS ?Environment Pollution and Climate ChangeShifting Plates, Shifting Poles, Shifting ParadigmsArthur Viterito*College of Southern Maryland, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata, Maryland, USAReceived date: June 09, 2017; Accepted date: June 14, 2017; Published date: June 21, 2017Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our…

2017-08-09 19:38   Click to comment

Vvatts Up With That:                   IS  ANDY  MAY  THE  NEW  VICAR  OF BRAY?

The Effects of the Bray Climate and Solar Cycle / [ According to his website:"Andy May, now retired, was a petrophysicist for 42 years. He has worked on oil, gas and CO2 fields in the USA, Argentina, Brazil, Indonesia, Thailand, China, UK North Sea, Canada, Mexico, Venezuela and Russia. He specializes in fractured reservoirs"]Javier has posted three new essays on the Bray…

2017-08-09 02:37   Click to comment

Vvatts Up With That: BOUNCING  CZECH  DENOUNCES  GOOGLE'S  CULTURE  WAR

Lubos Motl has for once beaten South Park to the iconic punch:James Damore deserves $100 million as a compensation from GoogleHis observations about the stifling PC culture may be necessary for reforms that Google needs to surviveUpdates: "$1 million in bonuses" was changed to "$100 million as a compensation" after Damore was "fired" by a Mr Kunda Píčawhom I have never heard of; Damore plans…

2017-08-09 01:31   Click to comment

Vvatts Up With That: WHY BOTHER MODELING-WE'VE GOT FICTIONAL OUTCOMES

2017-08-08 02:51   Click to comment

Vvatts Up With That:                            WHAT IS THIS MAN LAUGHING ABOUT?

Matthew Miles Goodrich, THE BAFFLER August 7Al Gore’s Pivot to IdiocyMillionaire climate activist practices his own form of denial"MTV AND AL GORE BOTH GAINED TRACTION IN THE EIGHTIES, achieved cultural saturation in the nineties, and have been fighting for relevance since. They made a coquettish couple at MTV’s “Inconvenient Special” with Al Gore, two ailing brands negotiating the…

2017-08-07 22:31   Click to comment

Vvatts Up With That:                                THERE  GOES  THE  SUN

Of all the dubious climate change metrics bombastic climate communicators have unleashed, few can compete with the effort to convert thermal infrared radiative forcing out of bland watts per square meter, and back into good old-fashioned scary A-Bombs: But a climabombametric crisis will arise on August 21st, as America's lower 48 states are cut in half by the moon's moving shadow, when a total…

2017-08-07 19:22   Click to comment

Vvatts Up With That:              ANNALS OF RECYCLING: X-RAY MUSIC SAMIZADT,

“Today, music is almost valueless. You just go on Spotify and get it,” writes Stephen Coates, in The New Statesman “But remember: there was a time, when the only way to get the music you loved was an X-ray.”The story of how Coates came across “X-ray music” started in 2012. Coates – the lead singer in jazz band The Real Tuesday Weld – was strolling around a flea market in Saint…

2017-08-07 18:53   Click to comment

Vvatts Up With That:                                     AN  INCONVENIENT  SOOTH

A DISPUTATION BETWEEN FORMER NEXT PRESIDENT ALBERT GORE Jr. , AND THE PLAIN SPOKEN PRESENT MAYOR OF TANGIER ISLAND MD. , ELEVATION 4 FEET, THE HON. OOKER ESKRIDGE

2017-08-05 02:50   Click to comment

Vvatts Up With That:                                                Congressional Math

Wired's Clive Thompson is on the warpath to get more scientists to enter politicsSo what else is new- I ran this in the WSj in 2005:At last count, Congress Assembled contains two physicists, two chemists, two biologists, one geologist, 234 lawyers and an astronaut. This puts the lawyers within striking distance of an absolute majority in the 538-member Congress. No other profession approaches…

2017-08-05 01:13   Click to comment

Vvatts Up With That:                                   DRIVEN  TO  DISTRACTION

DID THE DEMOCRATS ENVIRONMENTAL OBSESSIONS PUT TRUMP IN THE WHITE HOUSE?Writing in The Times Literary Supplement Edward Luttwak argues the Prius owning classes lost the election by alienating America's largest single voting block -- people with drivers licenses : "car affordability numbers revealed in June 2016 were so vastly significant in determining the outcome of the elections. Going by…

2017-08-04 19:42   Click to comment

Vvatts Up With That:                      CARAMBA, THAT'S A LOT OF BATTERIES

BOLIVIA'S FOREMOST EXPORT IS NO LONGER COCAINE:The Andean nation has started production of a rather more respectable white powder from a giant plant at the south end of the sky-high Salar Unuyi which, witness the EOSAT inset, is large enough to sustain global lithium carbonate production from its concentrated brines for the rest of the century.

2017-08-03 18:18   Click to comment

Vvatts Up With That:    WHAT  COLOR  IS YOUR  PANDA'S  ALBEDO   FOOTPRINT ?

China's Panda Green Energy used dark monocrystalline silicon and lighter thin film cells to create this thermally and aesthetically dubious earth art image :

2017-08-02 07:59   Click to comment

Vvatts Up With That: POSTDICTING ISN'T, EASY , ESPECIALLY  ABOUT  THE  PAST 

Joe Bastardi's weather predictions are worth remembrring, if only because they have proven so memorably wrong in the long run- here, after five years aging in ever warmer barrels, is his solar solera, as rebottled for the Heartland medicine show by Lord Lawson's man in Brussells, Pierre Gosselin Brutal Cold Headed For Europe And North America – Solar And Ocean Cycles Bode Of An Approaching…

2017-08-01 03:12   Click to comment

Vvatts Up With That:   SWAMPIAN AGE OF ANTHROPOCENE EPOCH COMES TO                           ITS  CATASTROPHIC  END

A subnanometer layer of scorched earth spanning the Potomac Basin is all that appears to remain in the geontological column of the Swampian Age which has come to a catastrophic end after beginning in January, a decade after the Anthopocene epoch was first made known on social media. In contrast to the mass extinction demarcated by the centimeter thick global fallout layer recording the impact…

2017-08-01 00:29   Click to comment

Vvatts Up With That:     THINGS  THIS  ADMINISTRATION  WON'T  GET  AROUND  TO

Things they're actually working on reports WIREDDarpa Wants to Build a BS Detector

2017-07-31 17:49   Click to comment

Vvatts Up With That: NEW YORKER  REPORTS  MASS EXTINCTION OF  BOUNDERS AT                ANTHROPOCENE - SCARAMUCICENE  BOUNDARY

ORIGINAL NEW YORKER PIECE HERE

2017-07-31 05:27   Click to comment

Vvatts Up With That: HOW LONG TIL SHE JOINS AL ON THE COVER OF VANITY FAIR?

2017-07-28 21:16   Click to comment

Vvatts Up With That:    SO WHERE DO WE JOIN THE SPELUNKERS MARCH  AGAINST                   BADLY  SITED  MASS  SPECTROMETERS?

Few leaps of faith exceed Tallbloke's latest attempt ( Shades of Willie Soon's paid effort to find anomalies in giant clams in the South China Sea) to connect current climate change and sunspot numbers, via the abstract of an unpublished paper on the trace element chemistry of one stalagmite from a Belgian cave:Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2017-91 Manuscript under review for…

2017-07-28 19:35   Click to comment

Vvatts Up With That:             SAVE THE WHALES : STOP USING PUNCTUATION

ESSAYReading a Dysfunctional WorldWhy Merwin’s The Lice is needed now more than ever.BY ADRIENNE RAPHELThe Lice, W.S. Merwin’s sixth and possibly most iconic collection of poetry, was published in 1967...its confluence of mythology and ugly physical reality struck a nerve with a world shaken politically and environmentally to its core... these are poems charged with uncertainty, written in…

2017-07-27 16:31   Click to comment

Vvatts Up With That:                           THIS  IS  THE  WAY  THE  WORLD  ENDS,                           NOT  WITH  A  BANG, BUT  A  REPRINT ?

2017-07-27 03:18   Click to comment

Vvatts Up With That: NEW PRESS OFFICE HEAD TO LEAD RECYCLING INITIATIVE

ALL PRESS RELEASES WILL HENCEFORTH BE CLEARED BY THE UNDERSECRETARY OF COMPOST

2017-07-25 18:02   Click to comment


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