July 31, 2012
Science is not about consensus, it’s about testing hypothesis.
First a setup video — Professor Bob Carter has some lecture shorts on the subject if you are interested.
Prof Carter is one of the most interesting lectures on this subject, and knowledgeable as well. This is just part 1, there are four parts on youtube.
The global warming hoax is all but finished off with this new research. The mathematical computation computer models that pass for global warming research are just that, they are computer models, they make predictions and no one verifies they actually predicted what happens on Earth. They have been making these predictions for 20 years. Well yes some have verified the predictions, and no the computer models don’t match what happens in the real world, so that explains why you never hear about that fact.
In fact, nothing predicted by the computer models has been born out with empirical data. You would think after 20 years, that would bury the hoax.
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July 7, 2012
Africa’s Mount Nyiragongo—one of the few volcanoes with a permanent lava lake—recently experienced a surge in activity. Since July 3rd, the Toulouse Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) reported a series of ash plumes up to an altitude of 18,000 feet (5,500 meters), which is about 6,500 feet (2,000 m) above the volcano’s 11,384-foot (3,470 m) summit. Nyiragongo frequently emits sulfur dioxide, but ash emissions are unusual.
This natural-color satellite image shows emissions streaming southwest from Nyiragongo. The heat form the erupting caldera has been captured by the MODIS instrument, and this thermal anomaly has been marked in red(low center) in the image. To the west of Nyriangongo, an additional plume rises from nearby Nyamuragira. Lake Goma lies to the south of both volcanoes.
This image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Aqua satellite on July 5, 2012.
September 21, 2011
With a massive dead NASA-CIA spy satellite due to plunge back to Earth this week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is laying the groundwork for a fast response in case the 6 1/2-ton spacecraft falls over American soil.
Let’s Hope It Doesn’t hit anything …
September 29, 2010
Since the sun causes the Aurora Borealis, I guess it’s the Sun’s fault. Or maybe Bush’s, it’s not clear. From Physorg.com:
The Northern Lights have petered out during the second half of this decade, becoming rarer than at any other time in more than a century, the Finnish Meteorological Institute said Tuesday.
The Northern Lights, or aurora borealis, generally follow an 11-year “solar cycle”, in which the frequency of the phenomena rises to a maximum and then tapers off into a minimum and then repeats the cycle.
“The solar minimum was officially in 2008, but this minimum has been going on and on and on,” researcher Noora Partamies told AFP.
August 5, 2010
There is so much warming that everything is freezing.
Brazilians associated to sun and beaches enjoy the unexpected snow
Light snow storms in Brazil were concentrated in areas of Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina. O Globo network aired snow flakes falling in early morning, cars covered with a thin white coating and some roads dangerously slippery because of ice.
In Argentina the phenomenon extended to Northern provinces, geographically sub-tropical while in the Patagonia and along the Andes snow reached over a metre deep, isolating villages and causing yet undisclosed losses to crops and livestock.
The extreme cold weather is expected to peak Thursday dawn with below zero temperatures and even lower with the wind chill factor.
After a harsh weekend, Argentina’s National Weather Forecast Service announced the cold weather is expected to stay until Thursday although it could again reach a freezing peak over the coming week-end.
My guess is it gets much colder before it gets warmer.
August 5, 2010
LA PAZ – Authorities in the eastern Bolivian province of Santa Cruz declared an alert following the death of 6 million fish from the unusually cold weather gripping the country in recent weeks.
The provincial government said the fish died in the Grande, Pirai and Ichilo rivers that run through the tropical region.
This is an “environmental catastrophe” brought on by the lowest temperatures registered in Santa Cruz in nearly half a century, Gov. Ruben Costas told reporters.
He said that environmental personnel who visited the disaster areas found that the three rivers are highly polluted by dead fish, and he warned locals not to use those waters.
July 20, 2010
AGW = BS.
At least 175 people have died in the coldest winter in South America in recent years, officials in six affected countries.
The cold was worst in southern Peru, where temperatures in higher altitudes of the Andes dropped to minus 23 degrees Celsius. Officials said Monday that since the beginning of last week 112 people died of hypothermia and flu.
Argentina measured the coldest temperatures in 10 years. Sixteen people froze to death and 11 died of carbon monoxide poisoning due to faulty heaters.
In Bolivia, 18 people died, in Paraguay five and two each in Chile and Uruguay. Nine people died of the cold in southern Brazil.
Thousands of cattle also froze to death in their pastures in Paraguay and Brazil. There are no stables for the animals as temperatures usually do not drop that low.
Several regions in Bolivia and Peru closed schools until the end of the week and larger cities opened emergency shelters for homeless people.
Electricity and gas networks are operating at capacity limits in many of the affected regions. Argentina reported natural gas shortages in several provinces.