NOAA shows US December temperatures increasing at 0.1F per decade since 1930. Climate at a Glance | National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) They are actually decreasing at 0.1F per decade since 1930. In order to make Zeke happy, I used only a stable set of stations which haven’t changed latitude since 1930. The NCDC…
Zeke Hausfather has provided the latest excuse for trying to erase the hiatus, so let’s have a look at his work. He claims my US temperature adjustment graph is flawed because of changes in average station latitude and altitude over time. Zeke’s graph below also shows huge amounts of data tampering by NOAA, but shows 1940 cooler than…
No elected representative has done more to speed climate research up: Donald Trump to sack climate change scientists Myron Ebell, who led Mr Trump’s transition team at the agency, said that he expects the new President to sack at least half of the staff there. He also hopes that the organisation will have its budget…
The recent election hinged on one single issue: whether the brainwashees of looter totalitarianism would or would not manage to turn off the lights in America by banning electrical power generation.
The average yokel voting Republican will, of course, understand none of that. To them the idea is to keep forcing them nasty Jezebels to have unwanted babies–babies brainwashable into the Lebensborn indoctrination facilities that crank out goodthinkful, altruistic, church-going ‘Murricans willing to stand up to gun-grabbing commie atheists and their Saracen buddies.
The average Dem, CPUSA or Green voter will testify in abject and altruistic sincerity that its vote was cast to Save Humanity from Imminent Extinction at the hands of despicable Nazi Plutocrats eager to broil or drown us all like kittens in a bag for filthy lucre. A few will pipe up for saving kids in gun-free Lebensborn schools from being gunned down by well-meaning school chums who take the virtues of the initiation of deadly force a bit too far. These conflicting world-views are painfully clear to libertarians, who have no investment in either collection of fantastic mythologies and superstitions.
But to the men behind the curtains in all those parties–persons conversant with the equations formulated by James Clerk Maxwell during the Civil War, and who understand the meaning of such physical arcana as force, erg, joule, energy, work and Watt–the only thing at issue was whether the generation of electricity in These States would remain legal or be banned.
So why bother arguing with dupes who can’t grasp the fundamentals required for an understanding of the facts of reality? Far easier to send them scurrying this way and that, yipping and yelping about carefully planted red herrings and non-sequiturs that have nothing to do with the real issue.*
Republican dupes will yelp about the race suicide danger of Mohammedans reproducing faster than Christians, or the Kristallnacht gun laws them “liberals” (by which they mean commie atheists) are fixing to pass once the Second Amendment is repealed. Democratic dupes will at the same time rally their faithful against the imminent rewriting of the 14th Amendment to read “All Ova fertilized…” that Hitler-worshipping Christian National Socialists are plotting in their klaverns and bunkers. The peaks and troughs cancel out, much like the Fenton Silencer in the Arthur C. Clarke story, and generators pour forth electricity.
And so it is that while yellow journalists for both versions of the United States of Paranoia scurry to and fro with their frothings, the South Texas Nuclear Project just south of Houston will continue to light up city after city as more reactors are added online. Even Bernie supporters up north can flip on their Macs thanks to the CANDU reactors piping electricity out of godless, feminist Canada to the northeastern People’s States.
But to whom will the torch of science, political economy and engineering be passed as ‘Murrican mystical superstition is gradually replaced–not by skeptical Los Alamos physics and math–but by European looter groupthink and State-mandated pseudoscience?
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The confirmation hearings with questions from global warming zealots reminded me of Bertrand Russell’s teapot analogy. The notion of global warming/climate change resembles closely that mythical teapot. People like Lewandowsky and Oreskes psychoanalyze unbelievers. And public hearings are conducted to uncover unseemly heresy inside political appointees. At least when religion is recognized as such, and […]
Over 30,000 degreed scientists signed the Petition Project successfully urging the Senate to reject the Kyoto Protocol. Yet politicians too ignorant to integrate by parts or even differentiate a simple constant apply religious tests for office.
Arrayed against the 30,000 is the self-styled “Consensus” of unlisted looter scientists. The Consensus claim amounts to unquestionable religious belief impersonating science in the name of Ochlocracy panic. Anonymous sockpuppets haunt internet videos, heaping shrieks and abuse upon “deniers.” But just how many of these Affirmers preach the Revealed Word of the Consensus to the faithful?
In Legates et al. (2013), Watts Up With That revealed that only 41, or 0.3%, of 11,944 learned papers on climate and related topics published in the journals over the 21 years 1991-2011 flatly stated that recent global warming was mostly manmade. (This was itself premised on the existence and measurability of half a degree’s difference).
Let’s assume there were three
authors prophets per paper. That would give us, um, 123 is to 30,000 as x is to 100… 0.41%. So 0.41% of so-called climate scientists set up a caterwauling din over how–because of electricity–the world is a rotisserie. THAT is a Consensus?! Furthermore, the comparison with the Petition Project is assuming the illustrious Cassandras have actually earned a Bachelor of Science degree in ANY field of science. One half-wit for every 100 researchers producing papers is several cards shy of a full deck.
I’m gonna have to go with the Petition Project on this one. Indeed there is healthy competition springing up in this business of scientists and educated laymen petitioning Congress on behalf of empowering humanity through access to energy. The Center for Industrial Progress has its own petition to lawmakers. The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels is shaping up as a nice companion volume to Dr Petr Beckmann’s The Health Hazards of NOT Going Nuclear.
It was Petr Beckmann who convinced me that the Libertarian Party was a worthwhile effort, and not a collection of mad anarchists.
During the campaign subtle cues suggested that Econazi Germany was not looking forward to God’s Own Prohibitionists’ persuasive candidate winning the election.
Still, literate and rational persons who read the National Socialist program Hitler penned in 1920, his 1924 Mein Kampf, or the 1933 Enabling Act speech to the Reichstag find religious conservative beliefs on just about every page. Germany was 98% Protestant and Catholic when Hitler took office amid applause. Big Pharma needed a belligerent madman to terrify foreign regulators seeking to curb German morphine exports and collect war reparations payments. If Germany’s political leader also frightened pharmaceutical competitors, so much the better. Hitler just happened to suit the purposes of military contractors and drug companies, and the crowds loved him.
Thanks to government schools, most Americans cannot define energy, much less understand its units of measure. If a communist dictatorship manipulates persuasive opinion, the Democratic party will sugarcoat its destructive policies in “settled” mystical pseudoscience and offer it as “Our” Only Hope for Salvation. Sound familiar?
Hitler was Germany’s Jesus Christ in that country’s government circles in 1932 according to Time Magazine (Time 6/6/32 80-81). The same “Our Only Hope” wrapper was stretched over the Nuclear Freeze, SALT talks and unilateral surrender in the 1980s. Today it is Global Warming that demands political coercion as Our Only Hope.
German Christians in 1933 feared commie atheists would gun down their priests and pastors. This exact propaganda was handed to me in a Catholic school when I was eight years old–complete with ink drawings of KGB agents machine-gunning hapless priests. This is the image Trump’s persuasion seeks to trigger by hollering “Nazi.”
Hitler’s party promised Germans Socialism with Christianity preserved intact, as in the altruistic Sermon on the Mount. Radiovangelists shouted Hitler’s virtues to the heavens over subsidized Volksempfänger radios. Germans wanted to be controlled by initiation of force, but with a white, Aryan Jesus guiding the procession. Donald Trump is the tool chosen by powerful factions to push a similar agenda. Instead of Big Pharma making and exporting drugs, These States are a Big Police State looting and reselling them domestically. The money is the same.
Now that anyone can read Nationalsocialist writings and see the ominous parallels with American televangelism AND socialism in general, the Republican Party is hard-pressed to hold together its United Front for government jobs and funding. The anti-choice threat to defect to the Tea Party and enlarge its spoiler vote count is not a bluff, hence the popularity of coathanger abortions for Jezebels as public health policy. Yes the international socialists will exploit these similarities while pretending there is a real difference among communo-fascist variants of socialism. Of course Trump will try to distance his party from Hitler’s.
But both looter parties offer us failure: the GOP sells a prohibitionist fascist dictatorship and economic collapse through asset-forfeiture looting, but with legalized energy. The Dems are also pushing that Olde-Tyme collectivized socialism of the Traveller from Altruria, with confiscations, prohibition, crowded prisons… Dems never offered to repeal abortion laws as in Canada, nor repeal pot prohibition. Both parties guarantee continued US involvement in religious wars and terrorism. Only the Libertarian party upholds freedom as opposed to coercion, and has enough spoiler vote clout to repeal bad laws. Our peaceful platform is 13 times smaller than theirs. Anyone can read it in half an hour.