In the News
Posted by Jeff Id on December 12, 2013
There has been a ton of interesting activity in the climate world and I’m tired of missing out on it. In case you haven’t noticed, Nic Lewis has established himself as a top expert on climate model performance. I don’t believe anyone in the climate community is turning out work to the quality and detail level that he is doing and eventually they will be forced to notice. Just because this is a “skeptic” blog, don’t assume Nic will take any of the opinions here as his own, they are mine. I’ve learned to trust his work though and that is admittedly the same problem much of the climate community suffers from, although their trust is based on something else.
In other news, NOTHING happened at the poles this year. Stupid ice didn’t melt enough to drown a single penguin well enough to make the news. Polar bears moved north and the polar bear waterwing emergency delivery from greenpeace fell from the plane onto hard ice. SOB, life is tough for the six figure climate scientists.
The IPCC report fell on deaf public ears. The complete failure of climate models was covered up by some nonsensical graphs and apparently the summary for “policy makers” (money takers) fell well short of Real Climate projections. Astounding considering there were still plenty of falsely exaggerated climate prognostications written by the now sans-credit IPCC, but we all knew anti-scientific claims were still coming.
I spent 20 minutes explaining to my son today that we live on a peninsula surrounded by fresh water and that it is ok to run the faucet while brushing his teeth. The water comes from the ground and goes right back into it. Net zero. Deprogramming is becoming a significant job as public schools, television and even scouts sells the same nonsensical message to the younglings. I’m supposed to find ways to save energy as a goal! Why would we do that when there is more energy than matter? Shouldn’t we be conserving matter? Hmm.. Well poop is matter and there seems to be plenty of that to go around.
Europe and Australia are beginning to wise-up that environmental and social costs can actually cause poverty in socialist style government. It looks like the faux environment laws are the first casualty. Who knew that if you took enough money from people, they wouldn’t have any left? Amazing!
So then there is the stupid old denialist temperature. That thing that won’t rise no matter how much Cialis the global government inspired UN-IPCC feeds the paper stack. For those who already know the shtick, in recent years it is hard for the Goddard Institiute for Space Studies to update their temperature series to this actual decade.
I suppose we’re the satellite generation anyway:
Apparently the picoseconds of time for global temperature averaging required by Nasa supercomputers in the last 6 years was where sequester cuts were made! I’ve used older and less amazing laptops than this one in the past so if Gavin would like me to do the work, I would be happy to calculate the graph for them. They do have to ask nicely though as my vacuum tube is flickering. Free work isn’t truly free – especially in government.
This is something I found very surprising. Randy Schekman – THIS years Nobel prize winner for medical Physiology flatly stated that Nature and Cell and Science, are no longer up to par for consideration of his lab’s work. Interestingly, Nature put Real Climate regulars Steig and Mann’s flawed work right on it’s cover. For an “in-the-news-today” Nobel scientist with little future need for money or fame, to take a public political stance against major journals, before even taking possession of his award —is unheard of. The same Nobel organization gave the peace prize to Obama before he took office, is not well known for its apolitical or anti-establishment nature. Wow!
Then climate science finally found a new (better) solution for climate models. The ACTUAL science fiction world – Pure genius.