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  • Climate Science; Winning The Science Battle, But Losing the Policy War

    07/24/2014 12:46:17 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | July 24, 2014 | Essay by Dr. Tim Ball (Elaboration of my Heartland Climate Conference Presentation)
    Essay by Dr. Tim Ball (Elaboration of my Heartland Climate Conference Presentation) We’re drowning in information and starving for knowledge. Rutherford RogersSo-called climate skeptics, practicing proper science by disproving the hypothesis that human CO2 is causing global warming, achieved a great deal. This, despite harassment by formal science agencies, like the Royal Society, and deliberate neglect by the mainstream media. It combined with an active and deliberate Public Relations campaign, designed to mislead and confuse. Most people and politicians understand little of what is going on so the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) strategy of using created science for...
  • Get rid of the rogue EPA and pointless “climate” policies. Governments can’t change the weather.

    07/24/2014 11:42:09 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | July 24th, 2014 | Joanne
    Governments can’t change the weather. One day people will marvel that turn of the century governments thought they could control the climate, and needed to issue decrees about how much “change” in the weather they would allow.From different continents come two articles with a similar theme. It’s time to dump the EPA and pointless “Climate” policies.The US should get rid of the federal EPA Alan Caruba and Jay Lehr tell us how it is. The EPA is a rogue tool of liberal activitists. For years now I have been saying that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must be eliminated and...
  • Hard times for Aussie Alarmists (Global Warming ) – Flannery begs in new video (for donations)

    07/21/2014 11:39:51 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | July 18, 2014 | by Anthony Watts
    ← A flip-flop on Arctic permafrost thaws – actually a net cooling rather than a warming A conversation with Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. on the Kaya Identity → Hard times for Aussie Alarmists – Flannery begs in new video Posted on July 18, 2014 by Anthony Watts Story submitted by Eric WorrallTim Flannery, one time head of the government Climate Commission in Australia, until it was disbanded by the current government, has released a video begging for donations to “keep science in the news”. A year after raising a million dollars, he now needs more money. Flannery has an impressive track record...
  • Finally! Carbon Tax Gone – Australia gets rid of a price on carbon

    07/21/2014 10:39:46 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | July 17th, 2014 | Joanne
    As of today, Australia no longer has the most expensive “carbon” price in the world. The voters didn’t ask for a tax in 2010,  but it was forced on them in 2011. They rejected it wholeheartedly in 2013 but it still has taken months to start unwinding this completely pointless piece of symbolism which aimed to change the weather. The machinery of democracy may be slow, but this is a win for voters.11:15am EST today: The Australian Senate passes the carbon tax repeal bill.“Australia has become the first country in the world to abolish a price on carbon, with the Senate...
  • Another carbon tax domino falls – South Korea goes cold on ETS

    07/21/2014 10:04:50 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | July 18, 2014 | by Anthony Watts
    South Korea announces delay the day after Australia’s carbon tax repealStory submitted by Eric WorrallIn a sign that rejection of climate alarm is gathering momentum, South Korea has thrown doubt on its carbon plans. Significantly, the announcement was made the day after Australia abolished the carbon tax. According to the report; “July 18 (Reuters) – South Korea’s finance minister has called its impending emissions trading market “flawed in many ways”, hinting that he would pressure other ministries to delay the planned 2015 launch, a local newspaper reported. Choi Kyung-hwan, who is also deputy prime minister, said problems had been found...
  • Microsoft decided to extort Windows 7 users too

    07/17/2014 9:17:00 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 90 replies
    semiaccurate.com ^ | Jul 14, 2014 | by Charlie Demerjian
    Not content to blow both feet off with a shotgun, Microsoft is going for the kneecaps now by blackmailing it’s customers. If you are still dumb enough to use Windows, you are about have your wallet shaken down by Microsoft in a familiar yet still unwelcome way.We don’t feel the need to sugarcoat this much because the company’s behavior is so blatant and uncaring it is almost staggering. Worse yet the victims, that would be almost all Windows users, have only themselves to blame because the pattern has been well laid out for years now. Microsoft has been unapologetically blackmailing...
  • Google team to hunt Web threats, hackers

    07/15/2014 2:37:47 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | July 15, 2014, 11:09 a.m. EDT | By Benjamin Pimentel, MarketWatch
    SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Google has set up a special team to take on hackers and other threats on the Web. Google’s new initiative, dubbed “Project Zero,” aims to hunt cyber-threats and identify potential vulnerabilities on the Web that could be exploited by “criminal or state-sponsored” actors. “You should be able to use the web without fear that a criminal or state-sponsored actor is exploiting software bugs to infect your computer, steal secrets or monitor your communications,” Chris Evans, a member of Google’s security research team said in a company blog post. “Yet in sophisticated attacks, we see the use...
  • NYT: Crack Down on Scientific Fraudsters

    07/14/2014 12:05:21 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | July 11, 2014 | Guest essay by Jim Steele,
    Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University and author of Landscapes & Cycles: An Environmentalist’s Journey to Climate SkepticismWhile alarmists try to enshrine climate scientists as pure and unbiased, those familiar with real life science understand a scientist’s opinion should always be challenged- challenged because personal bias taints their interpretations and challenged because a small minority will fudge the data in order to gain peer acceptance, status and funding.Read the NY Times piece Crack Down on Scientific Fraudsters   http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/11/opinion/crack-down-on-scientific-fraudsters.html?_r=1Scientific fraud is found in the field of medical science because results can be quickly checked. In climate science, dooms...
  • IBM to invest $3 billion in chip development over next 5 years (Graphene R & D ??)

    07/14/2014 10:34:48 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies
    hexus.net ^ | 10 July 2014, 10:07 | by Mark Tyson
    IBM has provided an outline of its plans to invest $3 billion over the next five years. It hopes the cash injected into its R&D activities will help it find ways to make chips even smaller and more efficient and research into practical alternative materials which will prove superior to silicon.Big Blue has observed the diminishing returns in the process reduction of silicon chips over recent years and has now decided it needs to bet big on the task of finding a suitable successor. Tom Rosamilia, Senior Vice President of IBM Systems & Technology Group said "We really do see...
  • Brisbane (Australia) hits coldest temperature in 103 years

    07/12/2014 11:12:29 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    theaustralian.com.au ^ | July 12, 2014 10:59AM | Chris McMahon, Sharnee Rawson
    ******************************************************************************* If you are lucky enough to be reading this from the comfort of your blankets, it might be best to stay there, as Brisbane has hit its coldest temperatures in 103 years. Not since July 28 1911 has Brisbane felt this cold, getting down to a brisk 2.6C at 6.41am.At 7am, it inched up to 3.3C.Matt Bass, meteorologist from BOM, said the region was well below our average temperatures.“If it felt cold, that’s because it was, breaking that record is pretty phenomenal for Brisbane,” Bass said.“The average for this time of year is 12C, so Brisbane was about 9C...
  • AMD Publishes Open-Source Linux HSA Kernel Driver

    07/11/2014 2:35:25 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    phoronix.com ^ | 10 July 2014 06:23 PM EDT | by Michael Larabel
    AMD has just published a massive patch-set for the Linux kernel that finally implements a HSA (Heterogeneous System Architecture) in open-source. The set of 83 patches implement a Linux HSA driver for Radeon family GPUs and serves too as a sample driver for other HSA-compatible devices. This big driver in part is what well known Phoronix contributor John Bridgman has been working on at AMD.********************** Heterogeneous System Architecture has been talked up for a while now by AMD as well as ARM vendors and now finally for open-source enthusiasts we can finally start seeing the advantages of the CPU and...
  • Police Train Dog To Find Hard Drives, Thumb Drives and Other Tech Devices

    07/11/2014 12:38:01 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 33 replies
    legitreviews.com ^ | Tue, Jul 08, 2014 - 7:14 AM | Nathan Kirsch
    Rhode Island has become the second state in the nation to have a police dog trained to sniff out hard drives, thumb drives and other technological gadgets. Why? Police are looking for storage devices that could contain child pornography. The dog, Thoreau, already appears to be up for the task as he assisted in his first search warrant search in June 2014 and found a USB thumb drive containing child pornography hidden four layers deep in a tin box inside a metal cabinet. Police will be able to use the storage drive finding dog on tough child porn cases where...
  • Khronos Updates Its OpenVX 1.0 Provisional Specification

    07/11/2014 12:28:13 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 1 replies
    phoronix.com ^ | Published on 11 July 2014 09:43 AM EDT | by Michael Larabel
    The Khronos Group this morning released an updated version of the OpenVX 1.0 provisional specification. OpenVX is the industry-developed hardware acceleration API for computer vision applications and libraries. As explained on the OpenVX page, "OpenVX enables performance and power optimized computer vision algorithms for use cases such as face, body and gesture tracking, smart video surveillance, automatic driver assistance systems, object and scene reconstruction, augmented reality, visual inspection, robotics and more. OpenVX enables significant implementation innovation while maintaining a consistent API for developers. An OpenVX application expresses vision processing holistically as a graph of function nodes. An OpenVX implementer can...
  • I'M Intelligent Memory 8 Gigabit DDR3 and 16 GB Modules

    07/11/2014 12:10:38 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    guru3d.com ^ | 07/11/2014 08:46 AM | by Hilbert Hagedoorn on
    by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 07/11/2014 08:46 AM | Source | 3 comment(s) ] I'M Intelligent Memory (oh and I'm not kidding with that name), a Hong Kong based fabless DRAM manufacturer, announces availability of the world's first 8 Gigabit (Gb) DDR3 components with a single chip-select, doubling the amount of memory per chip compared to other DDR3 DRAM devices on the market. Based on these new 8 Gb components, I'M is also introducing the first 16 Gigabyte (GB) DDR3 UDIMM and SO-DIMM memory modules with optional ECC error-correction.The JEDEC specification JESD79-3 has always allowed an 8 Gb density for DDR3...
  • Solar Notch-Delay Model Released (Dr. David Evans Mpdel --from Australia)

    07/10/2014 1:30:40 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | July 8, 2014 | by Anthony Watts
    Readers may recall the contentious discussions that occurred on this thread a couple of weeks back. Both Willis Eschenbach and Dr. Leif Svalgaard were quite combative over the fact that the model data had not been released. But that aside, there is good news. David Archibald writes in to tell us that the model has been released and that we can examine it. Links to the details follow.While this is a very welcome update, from my viewpoint the timing of this could not be worse, given that a number of people including myself are in the middle of the ICCC9...
  • Record levels of solar ultraviolet measured in South America (in the Tropical Andes)

    07/10/2014 12:48:53 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | July 8, 2014 | by Anthony Watts
    From FrontiersA team of researchers in the U.S. and Germany has measured the highest level of ultraviolet radiation ever recorded on the Earth’s surface. The extraordinary UV fluxes, observed in the Bolivian Andes only 1,500 miles from the equator, are far above those normally considered to be harmful to both terrestrial and aquatic life. The results are being published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Environmental Science.“These record-setting levels were not measured in Antarctica, where ozone holes have been a recurring problem for decades,” says team leader Nathalie A. Cabrol of the SETI Institute and NASA Ames Research Center. “This...
  • Will Australia get carbon trading? The Palmer and Al Gore paradox goes on…

    07/07/2014 6:06:25 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | July 8th, 2014 | Joanne
    Palmer is offering to vote for Tony Abbott’s Direct Action Plan as long as he gets “his” Emissions Trading Scheme as well (the one he didn’t want eight weeks ago, to solve a problem he didn’t believe existed). None of it makes sense on its face. Clive Palmer, the coal miner and die-hard unbeliever, appears to “want” an ETS, the Climate Change Authority, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and direct action to reduce CO2 as well as the RET.  (And some say that Gore lost?)Is Palmer just playing games with both the Coalition and the media, holding cards for negotiation-sake,...
  • The 2014 El Nińo is looking more and more like a bust

    07/06/2014 7:51:30 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies
    //wattsupwiththat.com ^ | July 6, 2014 | by Anthony Watts
    Peru says El Nińo threat over, waters cooling and fish returningLIMA (Reuters) – The worst of the potentially disastrous weather pattern El Nino is now behind Peru and cooling sea temperatures are luring back schools of anchovy, the key ingredient in fishmeal, authorities said on Friday.Temperatures in Peru’s Pacific peaked in June, rising 3 degrees Celsius (5.4 Fahrenheit) above average levels, but have since retreated and will likely return to normal by August, the state committee that studies El Nino said.“The possibility of us seeing an extraordinary Nino is ruled out,” said German Vasquez, the head of the committee.Read more:...
  • Lying with Statistics: The National Climate Assessment Falsely Hypes Ice Loss ...

    07/06/2014 7:41:36 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | July 6, 2014 | by Guest Blogger
    Lying with Statistics: The National Climate Assessment Falsely Hypes Ice Loss in Greenland and AntarcticaPosted on July 6, 2014 by Guest Blogger by E. Calvin Beisner and J.C. KeisterHow fast are Greenland and Antarctica losing ice?If you trust the National Climate Assessment (NCA), you’ll think, “Very fast!” And that’s intentional. The aim is to provoke fear so the American public will support the Obama administration’s aim to spend $Trillions fighting global warming.Here’s how the NCA (in Appendix 4, FAQ-L) depicts the rate of loss from the ice sheets covering Greenland and Antarctica: Pretty steep declines, right? Downright scary.But if there’s any...
  • More strange adventures in TSI data: the miracle of 900 fabricated, fraudulent days ( Solar Model)

    07/05/2014 5:41:12 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | July 4th, 2014 | Joanne
    Award Winning Skeptics and the Ninth International Conference on Climate Change »     « Weekend Unthreaded More strange adventures in TSI data: the miracle of 900 fabricated, fraudulent days Funny things happen on the Internet sometimes. Rather spectacular claims were made that 900 days of data “were fabricated”. This claim was described as not just speculation, but “a demonstrable fact”, and worse, the crime was apparently even “admitted to” by the man himself! Except that none of it was real, and three tiny misunderstood dots were not fabricated, not data, and not important. Welcome to a Bermuda-Triangle-moment in...
  • EPA Gets Smacked Around by SCOTUS (June 2014 )

    07/02/2014 12:07:11 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    powerlineblog.com ^ | June 23, 2014 | Steven Hayward
    Today’s Supreme Court decision in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA is potentially a huge setback for the climatistas and the Obama administration’s recent proposal to regulate greenhouse gases through the Clean Air Act, though it is a complicated opinion and will take a while to unravel.  It is a typical 5 -4 ruling along the usual lines, but in some ways appears to be a 9 – 0 vote against the EPA on the narrow holding, as the Court’s opinion features multiple partial concurrences and partial dissents about various sub-parts of the opinion that make it confusing to unravel. ...
  • The Solar Model finds a big fall in TSI data that few seem to know about

    07/02/2014 11:33:16 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | July 1st, 2014 | Joanne
    Leif Svalgaard claims “TSI has not fallen since 2003″. It’s technically true in a sense, but demonstrably false when discussing 11 year smoothed trends (which is written on the graph he was criticizing). Willis Eschenbach sadly was carried along. This post is in response to an overheated thread at WUWT. Both men owe David Evans an apology. The fuss is over the big fall in TSI.  Leif Svalgaard said it was “almost fraudulent” that we claimed there was a fall in TSI since 2003 since there wasn’t a fall in this dataset. He says: “There is no such drop.” I...
  • NOAA’s temperature control knob for the past, the present,..... – July 1936 now hottest....

    06/30/2014 2:43:22 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | June 29, 2014 | by Anthony Watts
    Two years ago during the scorching summer of 2012, July 1936 lost its place on the leaderboard and July 2012 became the hottest month on record in the United States. Now, as if by magic, and according to NOAA’s own data, July 1936 is now the hottest month on record again. The past, present, and future all seems to be “adjustable” in NOAA’s world. See the examples below. Josh has been busy again and writes at Bishop Hill with a new cartoon:The temperature adjustments story has been brewing for weeks principally due to the many posts at ‘RealScience’ but taken up...
  • Court: Religious rights trump birth control rule

    06/30/2014 2:03:38 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    hosted.ap.org ^ | Jun 30, 2:49 PM EDT | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, the first time the high court has declared that businesses can hold religious views under federal law. The justices' 5-4 decision, splitting conservatives and liberals, means the Obama administration must search for a different way of providing free contraception to women who are covered under the health insurance plans of objecting companies.Justice Samuel Alito wrote in his majority opinion, over a dissent from the four liberal justices, that forcing companies to pay...
  • A Cool Question, Answered? ( The Solar Cycle Model of Dr. Evans of Australia)--Global Cooling

    06/29/2014 7:10:39 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | June 28, 2014 | Guest essay by David Archibald
    Posted on June 28, 2014 by Guest Blogger Guest essay by David ArchibaldA couple of years ago the question was asked “When will it start cooling?” Of course solar denialists misconstrued this innocent enquiry. There is no doubt – we all know that lower solar irradiance will result in lower temperatures on this planet. It is a question of when. Solar activity is much lower than it was at a similar stage of the last solar cycle but Earthly temperatures have remained stubbornly flat. Nobody is happy with this situation. All 50 of the IPCC climate models have now been...
  • Research provides new theory on cause of ice age 2.6 million years ago

    06/29/2014 6:24:28 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | June 27, 2014 | by Anthony Watts
    From Royal Holloway, University of LondonNew research published today (Friday 27th June 2014) in the journal Nature Scientific Reports has provided a major new theory on the cause of the ice age that covered large parts of the Northern Hemisphere 2.6 million years ago.The study, co-authored by Dr Thomas Stevens, from the Department of Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London, found a previously unknown mechanism by which the joining of North and South America changed the salinity of the Pacific Ocean and caused major ice sheet growth across the Northern Hemisphere.The change in salinity encouraged sea ice to...
  • Sea level rise less than 1mm for last 125 years in Kattegatt, Europe — Nils-Axel Morner

    06/28/2014 11:08:34 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | June 28th, 2014 | Joanne
    Nils‐Axel Mörner has a new paper out (his 589th). For 60 years he has been tracking the coastlines close to him, and carefully isolated the exact part which appears to be the most stable. From that he shows that the real sea-level rise in Northern Europe is less than 1 millimeter a year since 1890. This is less that the 1.6mm trend in 182 NOAA tide gauges, and far below the estimates of the IPCC reports.There is also no sign of acceleration in sea-levels for the last 50 years. (How much should Europeans spend to stop a 1mm annual...
  • BIG NEWS VIII: New solar theory predicts imminent global cooling

    06/28/2014 9:42:48 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | June 27th, 2014 | Joanne
    New solar theory predicts imminent global cooling To recap — using an optimal Fourier Transform, David Evans discovered a form of notch filter operating between changes in sunlight and temperatures on Earth. This means there must be a delay — probably around 11 years. This not only fitted with the length of the solar dynamo cycle, but also with previous independent work suggesting a lag of ten years or a correlation with the solar activity of the previous cycle. The synopsis then is that solar irradiance (TSI) is a leading indicator of some other effect coming from the Sun...
  • BIG NEWS Part VII — Hindcasting with the Solar Model

    06/28/2014 9:33:50 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 2 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | June 24th, 2014 | Joanne
    The Solar Series: I Background   |  II: The notch filter  |  III: The delay  |  IV: A new solar force?  |  V: Modeling the escaping heat.  |  VI: The solar climate model   |  VII — Hindcasting (You are here)   | VIII — PredictionsAll models are wrong, some are useful. That’s how all modelers speak (except perhaps some climate scientists).The barriers to making a good climate model are many. The data is short, noisy, adjusted, and many factors are simultaneously at work, some not well described yet. Climate modeling is in its infancy, yet billions of dollars rests...
  • Moore’s Law: CO2 Good; Climate Change Bunk; Greens Follow Religious Fundamentalism

    06/23/2014 11:33:53 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | June 21, 2014 | by Anthony Watts
    “Climate change” is a theory for which there is “no scientific proof at all” says the co-founder of Greenpeace. And the green movement has become a “combination of extreme political ideology and religious fundamentalism rolled into one.” Patrick Moore, a Canadian environmentalist who helped found Greenpeace in the Seventies but subsequently left in protest at its increasingly extreme, anti-scientific, anti-capitalist stance, argues that the green position on climate change fails the most basic principles of the scientific method. “The certainty among many scientists that humans are the main cause of climate change, including global warming, is not based on the...
  • BIG NEWS part VI: Building a new solar climate model with the notch filter

    06/22/2014 4:26:28 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | June 20th, 2014 | Joanne
    Open Science live — The story so far: Dr David Evans is building the O-D notch-delay solar model. It’s a much simpler big-picture approach than Global Climate Coupled Models. They use an ambitious bottom-up system where the models add up every small aspect in every small cell of the Earth’s climate atmosphere and oceans and try to predict everything, but the trap is the errors — small errors in 10,000 calculations add up to big-mush. David’s approach is top-down. He looks at the whole system from the outside, and doesn’t try to understand or predict each individual part. It’s a...
  • BIG NEWS: Discussion---- Lubos and a few misconceptions

    06/19/2014 8:53:45 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | June 19th, 2014 | Joanne
    BIG NEWS Part V: Escaping heat. The Three pipes theory and the RATS multiplier »     Lubos and a few misconceptions In typical style skeptics love to criticize, it is our strength. Sadly, diplomacy, manners, courtesy — burned at the door on a moment’s notice. Sigh. After five years in this debate you’d think I’d know not to expect respect or goodwill from every fellow skeptic. Call me naive, I don’t expect them to agree with me, just to be polite.  If someone asks you for a review before they publish, would you congratulate them privately, ask questions,...
  • BIG NEWS Part V: Escaping heat. The Three pipes theory and the RATS multiplier

    06/18/2014 10:36:46 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | June 19th, 2014 | Joanne
    David Evans has analyzed the black box system that is effectively  “Sunlight In, Temperature Out”, and found a notch, a delay, and a low pass filter. The problem then is to work out their order and to fill in any other bits needed by the model. This post then, doesn’t have big blockbuster moments (sorry), but these points need to be said.Energy leaves Earth through a range of electromagnetic frequencies, but the bulk of them can be grouped into three main “pipes”. Radiation either comes directly off the land, oceans, ice and what-not on the ground, or it leaves via...
  • BIG NEWS part IV: A huge leap understanding the mysterious 11 year solar delay

    06/18/2014 10:28:09 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | June 17th, 2014 | Joanne
    Implacably, the discovery of a notch suggests a delay of anything from 10 to 20 years but most likely 11 years. (Don’t miss the delay post — two very big important concepts out in two posts). The big mystery is what could cause such a long delay in the correlation of solar radiation with temperatures on Earth?David and I spent months wondering “what on Earth” could drive it. There were many possibilities though none of them seemed to be able to respond with the right timing: A resonant slop in ocean circulation could absorb extra energy, but it was...
  • BIG NEWS Part III: The notch means a delay

    06/18/2014 10:10:01 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | June 17th, 2014 | Joanne
    Strap yourself in. The Notch in the Earth’s response to incoming solar energy means that every 11 years  (roughly) the solar energy peaks, and at the same time the climate’s response to the extra energy changes. What on Earth is going on?The thing about notch filters that is hard for anyone who isn’t an electrical engineer to understand is that it appears to start working before “the event” it is filtering out. This is obvious in the step response graph. That’s Figure 2 – which shows what happens where there is a sudden step up in solar radiation (the brown...
  • BIG NEWS Part II: For the first time – a mysterious notch filter found in the climate

    06/18/2014 9:07:49 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | June 15th, 2014 | Joanne
    This is the first of many posts. It is primarily about the entirely new discovery of a notch filter, which electrical engineers will immediately recognize, but few others will know. Notch filters are used in electronics to filter out a hum or noise. You will have some at home, but everyone seems to have missed the largest notch filter running on the planet.This post is also about the broad outline of the new solar model. It’s a O-D (zero-dimensional) model. Its strength lies in its simplicity — it’s a top down approach. That solves a lot of problems the...
  • BIG NEWS Part I: Historic development — New Solar climate model coming ( 5 parets so far )

    06/18/2014 7:08:40 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 48 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | June 14th, 2014 | Joanne
    Behind the scenes a major advance has been quietly churning. It is something I have barely even hinted at. (Oh how I wanted to!)You may have noticed my other half Dr David Evans has been quiet — it’s not because he’s moved out of the climate debate, instead a strange combination of factors has pulled him full time into climate research. Things have been very busy here. He’s discovered something extraordinary, and like all real science, it’s been a roller-coaster where the theory appeared to collapse, and we nearly gave up, but then a new insight would turn out to...
  • Canada OKs oil pipeline to the Pacific Coast

    06/17/2014 9:17:06 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    finance.yahoo.com ^ | 1 hour ago | ROB GILLIES
    TORONTO (AP) — Canada's government on Tuesday approved a controversial pipeline proposal that would bring oil to the Pacific Coast for shipment to Asia, a major step in the country's efforts to diversify its oil exports if it can overcome fierce opposition from environmental and aboriginal groups.
  • Obama calls for action on climate change, takes aim at doubters

    06/16/2014 12:08:42 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 6/14/2014 | James Queally
    President Obama, in an address speech to UC Irvine graduates Saturday, took aim at congressional Republicans and others who dispute climate change, saying they posed a threat to the future.
  • President Obama Talks Climate Change, Optimism at UC Irvine Commencement Speech

    06/16/2014 11:47:14 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 14 Jun 2014 | Daniel Nussbaum
    h2>President Obama delivered the commencement speech at UC Irvine on Saturday afternoon, telling graduates they "have a right to be optimistic" and urging them to get involved in the fight against climate change. According to NBC Los Angeles, the President said he could not wait to see what this generation of college graduates will do, calling them "super underrated" and crediting his own administration with much of the progress the graduates have seen in the country."Consider this: since the time most of you graduated from high school, fewer Americans are at war," Obama told the 8,000 graduates at Angel Stadium...
  • NOAA shows ‘the pause’ in the U.S. surface temperature record over nearly a decade

    06/08/2014 11:10:01 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    Wattsupwiththat.com ^ | June 7, 2014 | by Anthony Watts
    NOTE: significant updates have been made, see below. After years of waiting, NOAA has finally made a monthly dataset on the U.S. Climate Reference Network available in a user friendly way via their recent web page upgrades. This data is from state-of-the-art ultra-reliable triple redundant weather stations placed on pristine environments. As a result, these temperature data need none of the adjustments that plague the older surface temperature networks, such as USHCN and GHCN, which have been heavily adjusted to attempt corrections for a wide variety of biases. Using NOAA’s own USCRN data, which eliminates all of the squabbles over...
  • Newsbytes: Greens Lose Battle As Germany Prepares To Lift Ban On Fracking

    06/08/2014 10:31:19 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    Wattsupwiththat.com ^ | June 5, 2014 | by Anthony Watts
    From the GWPF: How Fracking Helps America Beat German Industry Germany is set to lift its ban on fracking as early as next year, after caving in to business demands that it should reduce its dependency on Russian energy and boost competitiveness with US manufacturers. Fracking has been the subject of a fierce debate in Germany’s ruling coalition, with some politicians keen to reduce reliance on Russian energy imports, while others fear the impact of fracking chemicals on a densely populated country.–Jeevan Vasagar, Financial Times, 5 June 20141) Greens Lose Battle As Germany Prepares To Lift Ban On Fracking –...
  • New Chip to Bring Holograms to Smartphones

    06/06/2014 1:21:58 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    wsj.com ^ | June 2, 2014 7:49 p.m. ET | By Evelyn M. Rusli
    Ostendo's Tiny Projectors Are Designed to Display Crisp Video, Glasses-Free 3-D Images Ostendo's CEO says that 'display is the last frontier.' Pictured, a company chip that can produce a hologram. Sam Hodgson for The Wall Street Journal In the future, virtual reality won't require strapping a bulky contraption to your head.Instead, imagine stepping into an empty room and then suddenly seeing life-size, 3-D images of people and furniture. Or looking down at a smartwatch and seeing virtual objects float and bounce above the wrist, like the holographic Princess Leia beamed by R2-D2 in the movie "Star Wars."A key to this...
  • Quantum Entanglement And Faster Than Light Data Transmission

    06/02/2014 10:43:11 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 36 replies
    legitreviews.com ^ | Mon, Jun 02, 2014 - 7:51 AM | Benjamin Young
    Over the past week there has been quite a buzz in the scientific community over a Dutch experiment reliably transmitting data instantly between two electrons via quantum entanglement. While many reports are sensationalizing the discovery, referring to it as a breakthrough in ‘teleportation’, there’s something almost as exciting as physical transportation already proven possible in the experiment: instant communication! While scientists have reached a 3-meter(or 10-foot) range with a 100% success rate, worldwide implementation would revolutionize communication. Instant text messages, infinitely scalable internet bandwidth, and sub-millisecond(or even sub-measurable) latency. Even now, our fastest long-distance communication efforts are too slow to...
  • Renewable Energy Poses Security Risk, New Paper Warns

    06/02/2014 9:07:22 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    Wattsupwiththat.com ^ | June 2, 2014 | by Anthony Watts
    London, 2 June: A new paper published today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation warns that intermittent wind and solar energy pose a serious energy security risk and threaten to undermine the reliability of UK electricity generation.Many people – including ministers, officials and journalists – believe that renewable energy enhances Britain’s energy security by reducing the dependency on fossil fuel imports. The ongoing crisis over the Ukraine and Crimea between Russia and the West has given much attention to this argument.  Written by Philipp Mueller, the paper (UK Energy Security: Myth and Reality) concludes that domestic and global fossil...
  • EPA spokeswonk tries to sell Obama’s power plan with nirvana style graphics

    06/02/2014 8:52:33 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    Wattsupwiththat.com ^ | June 2, 2014 | by Anthony Watts
    Wow, this EPA guy (Joseph Goffman, EPA Associate Assistant Administrator & Senior Counsel) thinks that renewables are going to make up 30% of the power grid by 2030. That may be, but the big hidden gotcha in that is that 30% is not power on demand. It is at the whims of wind and clouds. By replacing that much of the power grid with transient energy, look for brown-outs and black-outs in our future. What happens in a major heat wave (which they predict will be more frequent) and the wind does not blow? Watch the video: See also...
  • Obama administration targets coal with controversial emissions regulation

    06/02/2014 8:18:28 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    Foxnews ^ | June 02, 2014 | staff
    <p>The Obama administration took aim at the coal industry on Monday by mandating a 30 percent cut in carbon emissions at fossil fuel-burning power plants by 2030 -- despite claims the regulation will cost nearly a quarter-million jobs a year and force plants across the country to close.</p>
  • China denounces US, Japan for 'provocative' remarks (Singapore Secutiy Conference)

    06/01/2014 12:37:59 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 2 replies
    afp ^ | 01 Jun 2014
    China on Sunday strongly denounced Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US defence chief Chuck Hagel for making "provocative" speeches against Beijing."The Chinese delegation ... have this feeling that the speeches of Mr. Abe and Mr. Hagel are a provocative action against China," said Lieutenant General Wang Guanzhong, deputy chief of the general staff of the People's Liberation Army (PLA).Diverting from his prepared remarks, Wang told a top Asian security forum in Singapore that the speeches of the top US and Japanese officials were "unacceptable".He accused Abe, who spoke on Friday, and Hagel, who delivered his speech Saturday, of coordinating...
  • U.S. and China square off at Asia security forum (Hagel warns China - Drudge Headline)

    05/31/2014 7:44:38 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 2 hours ago | By David Brunnstrom and Lee Chyen Yee - Reuters
    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The United States and China squared off at an Asian security forum on Saturday, with the U.S. defense secretary accusing Beijing of destabilizing the region and a top Chinese general retorting that his comments were "threat and intimidation". Using unusually strong language, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel took aim at Beijing's handling of territorial disputes with its Asian neighbors. "In recent months, China has undertaken destabilizing, unilateral actions asserting its claims in the South China Sea," Hagel said.
  • Shelly Sterling: Trust agrees to sell Clippers to Steve Ballmer (2 billion Dollars)

    05/30/2014 9:30:15 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 91 replies
    LA Times ^ | Msy 30, 2014 1:30 am | John Cherwa
    The sale of the Clippers continued on its bizarre journey late Thursday night when representatives of co-owner Shelly Sterling sent out a media release that the Sterling family trust has agreed to sell the team to former Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.