‘Ship Of Fools’ Trapped By Thick Arctic ice In 2016

Trapped By Thick ice In 2016


Even with a drone to find a route through the ice, and huge amounts of diesel fuel, the only thing that got the Ship Of Fools through was a massive storm which broke up the ice. Apparently climate experts believe that the Arctic never used to have storms before. What model of drone did Amundsen use when he said the Northwest Passage was open in 1904? We must have tried every single option three times. Just 3 miles, but it could have been 300 miles – The Polar Ocean Challenge The big story in the Arctic this year is the massive expansion of multi-year ice towards Russia, where there hasn’t been any for quite a few years. The same ice that trapped the Ship of Fools, and caused them to curse and drink vodka for weeks. Tweet

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Warmist Joe Romm bombs again – fails to check history on Arctic icebreaker claims

Joe Romm bombs again – fails to check history on Arctic icebreaker claims


First, let’s get one thing clear, Joe Romm of the Center for American progress is paid to write stuff with headlines like this: Arctic death spiral: Icebreakers reach North Pole as sea ice disintegrates Oh noes! The headline gives the impression that this is a newsworthy event, it isn’t, all he had to do was […]

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Analysis’:Global climate models and the laws of physics’

Global climate models and the laws of physics


by Dan Hughes We frequently see the simple statement, “The Laws of Physics”, invoked as the canonical summary of the status of the theoretical basis of GCMs. We also see statements like, “The GCM models are based on the fundamental laws of conservation of mass, momentum, and energy.” Or, “GCM computer models are based on physics.” I recently ran across this summary: How many hours have been spent verifying the Planck Law? The spectra of atmospheric gases? The laws of thermodynamics? Fluid mechanics? They make up climate models just as the equations of aerodynamics make up the airplane models. And here’s another version: Climate models are only flawed only if the basic principles of physics are, but they can be improved. Many components of the climate system could be better quantified and therefore allow for greater parameterisation in the models to make the models more accurate. Additionally increasing the resolution of models to allow them to model processes at a finer scale, again increasing the accuracy of the results. However, advances in computing technologies would be needed to perform all the necessary calculations. However, although the accuracy of predictions could be improved, the underlying processes of the models are accurate. These statements present no actual information. The only possible information content is implicit, and that implicit information is at best a massive mis-characterization of GCMs, and at worst disingenuous (dishonest, insincere, deceitful, misleading, devious). There are so many self-contradictions in the last quoted paragraph, both within a given sentence and between sentences, that it’s hard to know where to begin. The first sentence is especially self-contradictory (assuming there are degree of self-contradictions). There are a very large number of procedures and processes applied to the model equations between the continuous equations and the coded solution methods in GCMs. It is critical that the actual coding be shown to be exactly what was intended as guided by theoretical analyses of the discrete approximations and numerical solution methods. The articles from the public press that contain such statements sometimes allude to other aspects of the complete picture such as the parameterizations that are necessarily a part of the models. But generally such public statements always present an overly simplistic picture relative to the actual characterizations and status of climate-change modeling. It appears to me that the climate-change community is in a unique position …

Cow fart bill passes California Legislature – ‘Targeting cow flatulence and manure’ 

Cow fart bill passes California Legislature


California legislators have approved a bill targeting cow flatulence and manure, which lawmakers blame for releasing greenhouse gases. The legislation aims to reduce methane emissions related to manure to 40 percent below 2013 levels by 2030. Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) authored the bill, which passed shortly before the end of the legislative session. Lara agreed to a compromise that will give dairy farms more time to comply with the new regulations. Critics have expressed concerns the new regulations will result in an increase in the price of milk from California cows. Proponents of the bill say methane emissions have…

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