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  • Austria on knife-edge as presidential race too close to call

    05/22/2016 9:12:08 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies ^ | May 22, 2016 | Nina Lamparski AFP
    <p>Vienna (AFP) - Austrian far-right hopes of winning a presidential runoff remained on hold Sunday as the candidates were neck-and-neck in a battle closely watched by the EU, which is struggling to contain a surge of anti-immigrant parties.</p> <p>A win would see Norbert Hofer of the Freedom Party (FPOe) become the European Union's first far-right head of state.</p>
  • Russian hacker hands over 272 million unique email accounts

    05/06/2016 10:39:02 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies ^ | 05 May 2016 | by Jon Worrel
    Biggest credential cache amassed by a single individual to dateThis week, an anonymous young Russian hacker calling himself the Collector just handed over roughly 232 million unique email account credentials and passwords on a social media forum, with a total cache of 1.17 billion records. The hacker claims he only wanted 50 rubles approximately 75 cents for all of the information, but ended up simply exchanging them for likes on his social media page and some favorable comments about him in hacker forums, according to cyber security experts.The obtained credential information breaks down as follows over 57...
  • James Hansen gets grilled by attorney in Omaha after spewing nonsense

    05/02/2016 8:45:49 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies ^ | May 1, 2016 | Anthony Watts
    From the Powerline blog:Nebraska attorney Dave Begley is our faithful Omaha correspondent. Dave reports: (video follows)Friday night in a crowd of 500 to 700 people at Creighton University it appeared that I was not only the only conservative, I was also the only person who was thinking clearly and critically. One of global warmings oldest and most revered leaders, Dr. James Hansen, spoke prior to his protest at the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting on Saturday. I have never heard such nonsense in my life. He gave a rambling and incoherent presentation for nearly two hours. Three times he forgot...
  • UCI researcher discovers important Li-Ion battery breakthrough

    04/28/2016 9:20:11 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies ^ | 28 April 2016 | Jon Worrel
    MnO2-coated batteries can now last 400 years, 200,000 cycles Doctoral research student Maya Le Thai was working in her laboratory with nanobatteries one day when she decided to try a new approach. She coated an entire gold nanowire with a manganese dioxide MnO2 shell and covered the assembly with a "plexiglass-like" electrolyte gel, but the resulting outcome was completely unexpected. As she "playfully" experimented with different materials, the resulting nanobattery produced effectively "unlimited" lifetime charge cycles lasting well over 400 years. Traditional nanowire-based batteries are thousands of times thinner than a human hair, highly conductive and feature a large...
  • Donald J. Trump Foreign Policy Speech (Complete Speech on FR Server)

    04/27/2016 8:04:14 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies ^ | 4/27/2016 | Donald Trump
    - April 27, 2016 - Donald J. Trump Foreign Policy Speech Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you, and thank you to the Center for the National Interest for honoring me with this invitation. I would like to talk today about how to develop a new foreign policy direction for our country one that replaces randomness with purpose, ideology with strategy, and chaos with peace. It is time to shake the rust off of Americas foreign policy. It's time to invite new voices and new visions into the fold. The direction I will outline today will also...
  • Oops. State Department withheld Clinton email which revealed private server for almost 2 years

    04/27/2016 11:23:01 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    HotAir ^ | April 27, 2016 | by Jazz Shaw
    Update: (9:15) The State Department is disputing the timeline of events as given by Judicial Watch in this story. See the Free Beacon for details. Judicial Watch maintains that their clarification is still inadequate. (Original article follows) Hillary Clinton enjoyed a huge win in the primary battle last night and she should probably hope that it dominates the news cycle for a while because I doubt her team wants this particular nugget drawing too much attention. Judicial Watch has been pounding the pavement for more than two years now in search of information about her communications during her time as...
  • Trump vows to put "America first" in foreign policy ( Strong Speech---Takes on Hillary)

    04/27/2016 11:04:05 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies
    AP ^ | Apr 27, 1:56 PM EDT | By JILL COLVIN and JULIE PACE Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a rare formal policy speech, Republican front-runner Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to put American security "above all else" if elected president, warning allies they would be left to defend themselves if they don't "pay their fair share." He also called for an easing of tensions with Russia "from a position of strength, only.""'America first' will be the major and overriding theme of my administration," Trump said in a 38-minute address at a Washington hotel.Trump - fresh off a sweep of five Northeastern primaries that pushed him closer to the GOP nomination - sought to expand...
  • Particulates, Aerosols, And Climate: The More Important Story

    04/26/2016 11:50:20 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies ^ | 2 days ago April 24, 2016 | Guest opinion: Dr. Tim Ball [1]
    The article “US Senate Considering Albedo Modification Geoengineering Proposal” appeared as I finished this article. It commented on the plan to introduce particles into the atmosphere to increase the reflective capability of the Earth’s atmosphere known as the albedo. Most responses correctly identified it as unwise. Isn’t it already happening? Jet contrails from commercial airline flights reduce the amount of sunlight that makes it to the surface, as this satellite image shows:Jet contrails as seen by satellite. Credit: NASA Langley Research Center The Senate proposal is not new. In 2009, John Holdren pushed the same idea as a Daily Mail...
  • Over 100 China makers rushing into VR device market

    04/22/2016 11:31:51 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies ^ | [Wednesday 20 April 2016] | Max Wang, Taipei; Steve Shen, DIGITIMES
    More than 100 companies in China have stepped into the development of virtual reality (VR) devices, focusing on entry-level products initially, according to trade sources.A number of vendors showcased their VR products at the recently concluded Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2016 (Spring Edition), with FOB prices of entry-level models ranging from US$2-3 per unit and mid-range ones at US$25-80, the sources indicated.China-based makers are taking Google's CardBoard as reference design and turning out their VR devices using a plastic helmet attached with a pair of lenticular sheets for the low-end market, indicated the sources.Some vendors were showcasing VR products for...
  • Study claims: Ancient tectonic activity was trigger for ice ages (Decreased CO2)

    04/20/2016 12:00:18 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies ^ | April 20, 2016 | Anthony Watts
    From the MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY and the thank goodness we have plenty of free CO2 in the atmosphere today department comes this claim:Continental shifting may have acted as a natural mechanism for extreme carbon sequestrationIce ages may be related to tectonic carbon sequestration For hundreds of millions of years, Earths climate has remained on a fairly even keel, with some dramatic exceptions: Around 80 million years ago, the planets temperature plummeted, along with carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. The Earth eventually recovered, only to swing back into the present-day ice age 50 million years ago.Now geologists at MIT...
  • Russia warns U.S. over naval incident as NATO tensions laid bare

    04/20/2016 10:51:45 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 31 replies ^ | April 20, 2016 | Robin Emmott
    < An U.S. Navy picture shows what appears to be a Russian Sukhoi SU-24 attack aircraft flying over the USS Donald Cook in the Baltic Sea. The repeated flights by the Sukhoi SU-24 warplanes, which also flew near the ship a day earlier, were so close they created wake in the water, with 11 passes, the official said. REUTERS/US Navy
  • Heres why Doha failed to deliver an oil deal

    04/18/2016 5:12:45 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies ^ | Apr 18, 2016 2:40 a.m. ET | WilliamWatts
    No incentive for Saudis to let up Getty Saudi Arabia's minister of Oil and Mineral Resources Ali al-Naimi (C) arrives for the OPEC meeting, in the Qatari capital Doha, By WilliamWatts Deputy markets editor Why would the Saudis give up now?Thats the question crude oil bulls should have been asking themselves ahead of the Sunday meeting of major oil producers that failed to produce an agreement to put a lid on production. Prospects for a deal fell apart after Iran refused to sign up, prompting Saudi Arabia, the worlds swing producer, to effectively walk away. Those that believed Riyadh had...
  • This New Battery is a Game Changer

    04/08/2016 5:35:43 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 38 replies ^ | April 8, 2016 | Guest essay by Roger E. Sowell, Esq. Marina del Rey, California
    Lighter Cheaper More Powerful Battery Changes Renewable EconomicsGuest essay by Roger E. Sowell, Esq.Marina del Rey, CaliforniaIt is not often on SLB that I use the phrase game-changer. Most things progress, if they progress at all, in small increments. This time, though, is one of those that deserves the phrase game-changer.The innovation is the low-cost, light-weight but powerful battery developed by Nobel prize-winner Alan Heeger, PhD of the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB). The company is Biosolar . see link to http://www.biosolar.comThe battery is suitable for mobile and stationary applications such as cars, trucks, grid stabilization, home...
  • Bill unloads on Obama: 'World coming apart' (Video)

    04/07/2016 5:56:26 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies ^ | 2 hours ago
    Former President Bill Clinton unloaded on the Obama administration and Black Lives Matter protesters during a campaign event Thursday for his wife in Pennsylvania.Clintontook a veiled jab at Obamas handling of world affairs, saying, Unlike when I was president, a lot of things are coming apart around the world now. We like to just think about our economic issues, but you have to worry about a collapse in Europe dragging back the American economy. You have to worry about the largest number of refugees since World War II. And all this stuff comes home.
  • "Climate Hustle" goes to Washington: Skeptical film to premiere on Capitol Hill; Riveting panel ....

    04/01/2016 8:58:01 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies ^ | March 31, 2016 | Anthony Watts
    Full title:**********************************************"Climate Hustle" goes to Washington: Skeptical film to premiere on Capitol Hill; Riveting panel with Gov. Sarah Palin and other guests******************************************************FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 31, 2016 (March 31, 2016) The U.S. premiere of CFACTs groundbreaking new documentary, Climate Hustle will take place at a Capitol Hill briefing in the historic Rayburn Office Building, including a riveting panel discussion on climate change featuring Gov. Sarah Palin and other notable guests. The invitation-only briefing and panel discussion will be held on April 14, 2016 from 4 to 6 p.m. The event comes just a week prior to the opening for signature...
  • A Solar Power Plant vs. A Natural Gas Power Plant: Capital Cost Apples to Apples

    04/01/2016 8:04:15 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 38 replies ^ | April 1, 2016 | Guest essay by Philip Dowd
    Guest Blogger / 6 hours ago April 1, 2016 Guest essay by Philip DowdHere is a simple example that illustrates why current solar technology will be hard-pressed to replace existing carbon-fired power plants.Let’s suppose that a power company is planning to scrap a coal-fired power plant and wants to replace it with a new plant. Furthermore, let’s assume that the old plant to be scrapped is in Arizona. The options for the new plant are natural gas and solar. The company wants a simple, ball-park analysis of the front-end cost to build each of these options.The requirements:1. Electricity demand on...
  • VIDEO: WH Censors French President Saying ISLAMIST Terrorism

    04/01/2016 12:06:26 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies ^ | | 3 hours ago | Craig Bannister
    The White House website has censored a video of French Pres. Francois Hollande saying that Islamist terrorism is at the roots of terrorism. The White House briefly pulled video of a press event on terrorism with Pres. Obama, and when it reappeared on the website and YouTube, the audio of Hollandes translator goes silent, beginning with the words Islamist terrorism, then begins again at the end of his sentence. Even the audio of Hollande saying the words Islamist terrorism in French have, apparently, been edited from the video. According to the official White House transcript of Hollandes remarks,...
  • Ubuntu Linux Is Coming To Windows 10 Microsoft Partners With Canonical (Ezpected...)

    03/30/2016 9:23:26 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 70 replies ^ | Mar 30, 2016 | Adarsh Verma
    Short Bytes: Microsoft and Canonical, Ubuntu Linuxs parent company, are partnering to allow you to use Ubuntu on Windows 10. The official announcement is expected to be made at Microsofts BUILD 2016 developer conference later today. This partnership is expected to integrate Windows and Linux on the developer desktop.
  • Justice Department cracks iPhone; withdraws legal action (Apple relieved....)

    03/28/2016 6:00:35 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    Drudge Headline....looks like the story may have been changed,,,,,not sure,,,willl ppost what I have,
  • NASA Relativistic Interstellar Laser Launcher: We could do it NOW, ...( NASA Climate Budget AMOUNT)

    03/28/2016 5:23:09 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies ^ | March 27, 2016 | Eric Worrall
    Figure 9 from “A Roadmap to Interstellar Flight”Guest essay by Eric WorrallAn American scientist has made a remarkable conceptual breakthrough, a design for a non nuclear relativistic launcher, capable of accelerating thousands of deep space probes per year to 0.25C; fast enough to reach the nearest stars in 15 years. The system is extremely scalable – you could start with a small, low cost proof of concept launcher, and work up to bigger devices, capable of launching substantial probes into interstellar space. The system also has a practical alternative use – the full size version is powerful enough to deflect...
  • Belgium turns on immigrants ////as membership of far-right 'White Power' group DOUBLES ...

    03/25/2016 10:37:34 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies ^ | Published: 06:42 EST, 25 March 2016 | Updated: 11:45 EST, 25 March 2016 | By Jake Wallis Simons In Brussels, Belgium For Mailonline
    Right-wingextremistgroups grow in Belgium after Brussels bombings Belgian White Power group says membership has 'rocketed' this weekSupport for anti-Islam party Vlaams Belang surge on social networksMore on the Brussels bombings at
  • Video: USS Hartford (SSN 768) surfaces at the Arctic circle for ICEX 2016

    03/20/2016 8:53:02 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 28 replies ^ | March 20, 2016 | By Mike Goad
    New video of submarine surfacing through ice. ARCTIC CIRCLE (March 10, 2016) USS Hartford (SSN 768) surfaces in the Arctic Circle near Ice Camp Sargo during Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2016. Servicemembers and civilians assigned to Arctic Submarine Lab clear ice from the hatches to allow for surface access.ICEX is a five-week exercise designed to research, test, and evaluate operational capabilities in the region. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyler Thompson and Staff Sgt. LINKUSS Hartford (SSN 768) surfaces at the Arctic circle for ICEX 2016
  • Hubble telescope unveils never before seen monster stars

    03/17/2016 6:19:51 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies ^ | March 17, 2016 | Anthony Watts
    An international team of scientists using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has combined images taken with the Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) with the unprecedented ultraviolet spatial resolution of the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) to successfully dissect the young star cluster R136 in the ultraviolet for the first time [1].The image shows the central region of the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud. The young and dense star cluster R136 can be seen at the lower right of the image. This cluster contains hundreds of young blue stars, among them the most massive star detected in the...
  • Deposition sheds troubling new light on the #RICO20/DOJ potential investigation of climate deniers

    03/12/2016 8:56:34 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies ^ | March 10, 2016 | Guest essay by Chris Horner
    Guest Blogger / 2 days ago March 10, 2016 14 of the RICO20Jagadish Shukla, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, Edward Maibach, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, Paul Dirmeyer, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, Barry Klinger, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, Paul Schopf, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, David Straus, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, Edward Sarachik, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, Michael Wallace, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, Alan Robock, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, Eugenia Kalnay, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, William Lau, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, (not shown) Kevin Trenberth, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO , T.N. Krishnamurti, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, Vasu Misra,...
  • Mongolia: Deadly Cold, Heavy Snow blamed on Global Warming

    03/07/2016 9:10:59 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies ^ | March 7, 2016 | Eric Worrall
    Mongolian Yurt, By The original uploader was Adagio at English Wikipedia(Original text: en:User:Adagio) Transferred fromen.wikipediato Commons.(Original text: self-made), CC BY-SA 3.0, essay by Eric WorrallMore evidence that global warming is spreading its icy tentacles across the entire Northern Hemisphere; devex reports that global warming is freezing Mongolian livestock, and preventing the grass from growing in the Summer. For Mongolians, climate change is as personal as it getsWhen the world adopted the newest climate agreement during the United Nations climate change conference or COP21 in Paris, France, last December, an urgent warning was sounded: The effects of...
  • Samsung Launches Enterprise SSD sized at 15 terabyte

    03/03/2016 10:04:15 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies ^ | 03/03/2016 | Hilbert Hagedoorn
    We mentioned these before, and they are for real. Samsung is now shipping the industry's largest solid state drive (SSD) - the "PM1633a," a 15.36 terabyte (TB) drive.First revealed at the 2015 Flash Memory Summit in August, the 15.36TB SSD is based on a 12Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interface, for use in enterprise storage systems. Because the PM1633a comes in a 2.5-inch form factor, enterprise storage managers can fit twice as many of the drives in a standard 19-inch, 2U rack, compared to an equivalent 3.5-inch storage drive"To satisfy an increasing market need for ultra-high-capacity SAS SSDs from leading...
  • Samsung 256-Gigabyte Universal Flash Storage for High-end Mobile Devices

    02/29/2016 2:06:38 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies ^ | 02/25/2016 | Hilbert Hagedoorn
    Samsung is now mass producing 256-gigabyte (GB) embedded memory based on the UFS 2.0 standard for mobile devices. The new memory features performance for mobile devices that exceeds that of a typical SATA-based SSD for PCs.By providing high-density UFS memory that is nearly twice as fast as a SATA SSD for PCs, we will contribute to a paradigm shift within the mobile data storage market, said Joo Sun Choi, Executive Vice President, Memory Sales and Marketing, Samsung Electronics. We are determined to push the competitive edge in premium storage line-ups OEM NVMe SSDs, external SSDs, and UFS by...
  • Minuteman ICBM soars over California as US Air Force run test-launch - but this time without causing

    02/22/2016 12:14:13 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies ^ | Published: 00:00 EST, 22 February 2016 | By James Wilkinson
    A Minuteman 3 missile was test-launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base northwest of Los Angeles Saturday at 11.34pm PST The unarmed missile's destination was 4,200 miles into the Pacific OceanIt was carrying a test re-entry vehicle to the Marshall IslandsTest-launches are a common sight at the base
  • Justice Scalia’s death could change Supreme Court position on climate –

    02/19/2016 7:01:46 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies ^ | February 14, 2016 | Anthony Watts
    Full Title*********************************************************************Justice Scalia’s death could change Supreme Court position on climate – “nightmare scenario” possible for greens***************************************************************** Cases on the docket could alter American life on many issues.Justice Antonin Scalia’s death could change the course of history on the contentious social and legal issues pending before the Supreme Court this term, especially in closely divided cases where he was expected to serve as a lynchpin of a conservative majority… Climate change Obama’s Clean Power Plan could be in the hands of the D.C. Circuit Court. One of Scalia’s last official acts as a justice was to deliver a large dent...
  • Godzilla El Nino Versus The BLOB: Who Will Win? ....Northeast Pacific Blob....

    02/19/2016 4:40:07 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies
    Cliff Mass Weather Blog ^ | Wednesday, September 2, 2015 | Cliff Mass
    Wednesday, September 2, 2015 Godzilla El Nino Versus The BLOB: Who Will Win? Environmental monster match-ups are familiar to many of you. For example, who could forget Godzilla versus Hedorah, The Smog Monster? And then there was the remarkable battle between Godzilla and the storm-producing Mothra But many are enthralled with the outcome of the latest super-monster battle, this time a real one: Godzilla El Nino versus The Pacific Blob The media is covering this battle with substantial attention, with headlines bannering the conflict in many outlets: OK, let's deal with the big question. Will Godzilla El Nino and the...
  • NASA confirms the Pacific ‘warm blob’ has disappeared (El Nino.... where are you ?>

    02/19/2016 4:04:11 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies ^ | February 16, 2016 | Anthony Watts
    We’ve been tracking the “blob” on WUWT almost since its inception thanks to the hard work of Bob Tisdale. In his most recent entry on it, Bob asked:THE BLOB Seems to Be Disappearing at the Surface – But Will It Reemerge?The answer seems to be ‘no’.From NASA Earth Observatory:The Demise of the Warm Blob – Image of the DayImagery acquired July 1 – 31, 2015 Imagery acquired January 1 – 31, 2016 In the winter of 2013-14, an unusually strong and persistent ridge of atmospheric high pressure emerged in weather maps of the northeastern Pacific Ocean. The feature, which was...
  • The detection of gravitational waves – a triumph of science enabled by fossil fuels

    02/19/2016 3:06:33 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies ^ | February 17, 2016 | Anthony Watts
    Anthony Watts / 3 days ago February 17, 2016 Last week, the science world was abuzz with the news that gravitational waves had been discovered thanks to the LIGO project and the team of international scientists that made it possible. At WUWT, I covered the story here, saying that it was a “triumph of science”. Indeed it was, and still is, and the effects of this discovery on science will ripple into the future for decades and centuries to come.I woke in the middle of the night as I sometimes do, for no particular reason except that my brain doesn’t...
  • Supreme Court puts Obama’s “climate saving” power plant regulations on hold

    02/10/2016 9:07:47 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    // ^ | February 9, 2016 | Anthony Watts
    From the skeptics and common sense win one department…Tanner’s Creek Power Station in Lawrenceburg, IN – closed in 2015 by new EPA regulations. Photo by A. Watts A divided Supreme Court on Tuesday abruptly halted President Obama’s controversial new power plant regulations, dealing a blow to the administration’s sweeping plan to address global warming.In a 5-4 decision, the court halted enforcement of the plan until after legal challenges are resolved.The surprising move is a victory for the coalition of 27 mostly Republican-led states and industry opponents that call the regulations “an unprecedented power grab.”By temporarily freezing the rule the...
  • Carbon and Carbonate (Ocean acidification )

    01/30/2016 8:51:19 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies ^ | January 30, 2016 | Willis Eschenbach
    Guest Post by Willis EschenbachI’ve spent a good chunk of my life around, on, and under the ocean. I worked seasonally for many years as a commercial fisherman off of the western coast of the US. I’ve frozen off my begonias setting nets in driving sleet up in the Bering Sea. I’m also a blue-water sailor with a Pacific crossing under my belt, and a surfer, and both a sport and a commercial diver.Plus I’m eternally curious, so I have read about and studied the ocean all my life.Based on both my experience and my knowledge, I have written...
  • Yet another prediction of doom over Greenland ice melt and the AMOC that we can ignore

    01/26/2016 10:41:53 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies ^ | / 4 days ago January 22, 2016 | Anthony Watts
    From the “fresh melt water will disrupt the planet” department, except that this ongoing alarm has already been debunked by NASA, see:NASA refutes Mann and Rahmstorf – Finds Atlantic ‘Conveyor Belt’ Not SlowingIllustration depicting the overturning circulation of the global ocean. Throughout the Atlantic Ocean, the circulation carries warm waters (red arrows) northward near the surface and cold deep waters (blue arrows) southward. Image credit: NASA/JPL Melting Greenland ice sheet may affect global ocean circulation, future climateUniversity of South Florida and international scientists find influx of freshwater could disrupt the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, an important component of global...
  • GISS and NOAA to Announce 2015 “Record High” Global Temperatures in Joint Media .......

    01/20/2016 9:32:28 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies ^ | January 20, 2016 | Bob Tisdale
    Guest Post by Bob TisdaleSEE UPDATE 1 AT END OF POST: I’ve provided a link to the slides from the teleconference and updated monthly and annual graphs.# # #On January 15th, NOAA Communications notified the media Wednesday: NOAA, NASA to announce official analyses of 2015 global temperature, climate conditions. WHAT: NOAA, NASA media teleconference call announcing 2015 global climate analyses – brief summary remarks – questions and answers WHEN: Wednesday, January 20, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Eastern Time (U.S.) WHO: Thomas R. Karl, L.H.D., director, NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information, Asheville, N.C. and chair of the Subcommittee...
  • How accurate are findings from the frontiers of climate science? ... warming of the oceans??.

    01/20/2016 6:41:18 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 16 replies ^ | January 19, 2016 | Guest Blogger / Larry Kummer
    Full Title:******************************************************************How accurate are findings from the frontiers of climate science? For example, about warming of the oceans.****************************************************************** By Larry Kummer. From the Fabius Maximus website.Summary: This post looks at an often asked question about climate science — how accurate are its findings, a key factor when we make decisions about trillions of dollars (and affecting billions of people). Specifically, it examines the oceans’ heat content, a vital metric since the oceans absorbing 90%+ of global warming. How accurate are those numbers? The error bars look oddly small, especially compared to those of sea surface temperatures. This also shows how...
  • El Nino turns ‘el mean yo’ for California

    01/08/2016 1:57:11 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies ^ | 15 hours ago January 7, 2016 | Anthony Watts
    Over the last few days California has been hit by a series of winter storms that have been driven by an El Nino aimed Jetstream pattern that has pushed further to the south and with more zonal flow than usual.It has been comical to watch some of the television news coverage of these events related to weather especially in Los Angeles. Incidence of minor street flooding and stalled cars from people that were unobservant enough to drive thru knee deep water at road speed turned into almost comical rescue events.On Fox News 11 in Los Angeles there were scenes of...
  • U.N. poised to act against North Korea after latest nuclear test

    01/07/2016 5:08:38 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies ^ | Updated 2:50 AM ET, Thu January 7, 2016 | | Greg Botelho and Euan McKirdy, CNN
    (CNN)The U.N. Security Council is set to implement "significant" punitive measures after North Korea's nuclear test and will begin working on a new resolution "immediately," a statement released by Security Council President Elbio Rosselli says.
  • Drought buster? Up to 10 feet of snow this week for California’s Sierra Nevada

    01/04/2016 9:27:22 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies ^ | 18 hours ago January 4, 2016 | Anthony Watts
    Here is some good news for drought-stricken California; the latest forecast model output from WeatherBell suggests that the Sierra Nevada snow-pack will get a fresh dump of up to 10 feet of snow. The Sierra snow-pack has already been reported asabove normal(at136 percent of normal) in the most recent snow survey conducted by the California Department of Water Resources. DWR Director Mark Cowin said the heavy snowfall so far during Water Year 2016 “has been a reasonable start, but another three or four months of surveys will indicate whether the snowpack’s runoff will be sufficient to replenish California’s reservoirs by...
  • 'Inside the Snitch Tank': Read the full story of murder, misconduct and justice delayed

    01/02/2016 9:41:12 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies ^ | Jan 1 2016 | Edward Humes, & OC Register staff
    PrologueCh. 1Ch. 2Ch. 3Ch. 4Ch. 5Ch. 6Ch. 7Ch. 8Ch. 9Ch. 10Ch. 11Epilogue Prologue >On his last day of freedom, Scott Dekraai spoke on the phone with his ex-wife. Let’s meet for coffee, he suggested.Michelle Fournier was shocked. A day earlier they had squared off at yet another court hearing in their acrimonious battle over custody of their 8-year-old son. Things had not gone Dekraai’s way at the hearing, and the argument had continued on the phone, until Dekraai brought his ex-wife up short with his suggestion that they meet in person.No way, Fournier responded. She did not want to...
  • Claim: Machine Human Hybrids will Solve Climate Change

    01/02/2016 7:35:47 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 33 replies ^ | / 8 hours ago January 1, 2016 | Eric Worrall
    Brain Power, author Allan Ajifo, source WikimediaGuest essay by Eric WorrallThe Daily Mail has claimed that the super intelligence of a new race of cybernetic enhanced humans will be able to solve wicked problems such as Climate Change. ‘Superintellingence’ of AI and humans working together could solve climate change and end wars, researchers claim‘Wicked’ problems are difficult to solve due to many interacting systemsThese types of problems include climate change and geopolitical conflictHuman computation merges human intelligence and AI to solve problemsIn the fight against ‘wicked’ problems, computers may be humans’ best allies. Researchers from the Human Computation Institute and...
  • The Value of Petroleum Fuels (Comparing 1840 to 2015 )

    12/28/2015 12:02:26 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies ^ | December 26, 2015 | Guest essay by Andy May
    It is difficult to compare 1840 to 2015, so much of what we have today didn’t exist then. But, they had to move people and goods from place to place as we do now. They had farms then as we do now. They used wagons pulled by horses, mules or oxen. We use cars and airplanes. They used muscle power to farm, we use tractors, combines, grain carts, and trucks powered by petroleum fuels. In 1840 crude oil and natural gas production and use were rare. Coal was used in manufacturing, but steam engines were still in their infancy. So...
  • Lindzen: A recent exchange ... clearly illustrated the ... nature of .... of global warming alarm

    12/26/2015 9:02:07 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies ^ | December 26, 2015 2 hours ago | Guest essay by Dr. Richard Lindzen, MIT
    ************************************Full Title***********************Lindzen: A recent exchange in the Boston Globe clearly illustrated the sophistic nature of the defense of global warming alarm************************* A recent exchange in the Boston Globe clearly illustrated the sophistic nature of the defense of global warming alarm.In the December 3, 2015 edition of the Boston Globe, the distinguished physicist, Freeman Dyson, had on op-ed, “Misunderstandings, questionable beliefs mar Paris climate talks.” His main point, stated immediately, is that any agreement reached in these talks would “likely do more harm than good.” In an otherwise, thoughtful commentary, however, Dyson begins with a common error. He attributes the basis...
  • HuffPost Touts “Economic Benefits” of a $2.9 trillion annual tax hike on Fossil Fuels

    12/21/2015 6:54:06 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies ^ | December 20, 2015 | Eric Worrall
    Guest essay by Eric WorrallHuffington Post has a plan to address the as yet unanswered question of who will foot the bill, for the renewable transformation green advocates want, in the wake of the Paris COP21 agreement. HuffPost’s suggestion is a $2.9 trillion rise in annual taxes on fossil fuels. How Can We Pay for the New Energy Economy?Many a great idea has been deflated by a simple question: “That’s nice, but who’s going to pay for it?” That question hovered like a cloud over the international climate conference in Paris a week ago. Simply put, the goal of the...
  • This is how much money exists in the entire world, in one chart (Money and ...?)

    12/18/2015 12:08:16 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 36 replies ^ | Dec 18, 2015 2:31 p.m. ET | Sue Chang
    There is $1.2 quadrillion invested in derivatives alone. By SueChang Markets reporter Ever wonder how much money there is in the world?The answer is complicated, which you might expect, but not because of the difficulty of tallying up all the rather large numbers. Rather, it’s more about which parameters are used to define “money.”
  • NASA suggests El Niño will lead to “stronger, wetter” atmospheric rivers to ease... drought

    12/17/2015 8:47:54 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 28 replies ^ | December 15, 2015 | Anthony Watts
    Full Title:*********************************************** #AGU15 NASA suggests El Niño will lead to “stronger, wetter” atmospheric rivers to ease California’s drought************************************************ The above images are of Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies (SSTA) of the 1997 (left) and 2015 (right) El Niño. The SSTA are derived from the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) Optimally Interpolated SST that are provided by the Group for High Resolution Sea Surface Temperature (GHRSST) and also use NOAA’s National Center for Environmental Information (NCEI) climatology.The AVHRR instruments have been flying onboard NOAA’s operational polar orbiting satellites since 1981 beginning with NOAA-7 and continuing to present with NOAA-19.To view an...
  • – US Threatens To Walk Out Of Paris Talks If Financial Obligations Made Legally Binding

    12/12/2015 10:38:10 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies ^ | December 11, 2015 | Anthony Watts
    Via the GWPF – Paris Climate Poker On A Knife-Edge£2.3 Trillion: Rich Countries’ Bill For Climate DealBritain and other rich countries face demands for $3.5 trillion (£2.3 trillion) in payments to developing nations to secure a deal in Paris to curb global warming.Developing countries have added a clause to the latest draft of the text under which they would be paid the “full costs” of meeting plans to cut emissions. The amount paid by rich countries is a key unresolved issue at the climate conference in Paris, which is supposed to end tomorrow. The latest version of the text...
  • Climate Skeptics on ‘historic’ UN treaty: ‘Does this mean we never have to hear...

    12/12/2015 9:55:01 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies ^ | Unknown | Marc Morano
    Climate Skeptics on ‘historic’ UN treaty: ‘Does this mean we never have to hear about ‘solving’ global warming again!?’ Climate Depot's Marc Morano: 'Now that the United Nations has officially 'solved' man-made global warming, does this mean we never have to hear about 'global warming' fears again!? Does this mean we can halt the endless supply of federal tax dollars funding 'climate change' studies? Does this mean we can stop worrying about 'global warming's' ability to end civilization and cause wars, and increase prostitution, bar room brawls, rape,airline turbulence, etc.? Can we finally move on to other issues? I...
  • Paris Text out — a quick discussion — More bureaucrats, more money, but there is an exit.

    12/12/2015 9:38:46 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies ^ | December 13th, 2015 | joanne
    Paris Text out — a quick discussion — More bureaucrats, more money, but there is an exit. The December 12th Draft on UN web site.h/t Andrew McRae and Pat in commentsHere are some rough preliminary thoughts on the latest version of the COP21 document.The Australian ABC news made it sound like Moses was just about to come back from the Mount. “There were tears!”.James Hansen, though called Paris talks ‘a fraud’“It’s a fraud really, a fake,” he says, rubbing his head. “It’s just bullshit for them to say: ‘We’ll have a 2C warming target and then try to do a...