Approaching ‘grand solar minimum’ could cause global cooling
Both will be proven wrong, the Sun in the distant past, man, soon. This is the other problem at the heart of climate alarmism is the belief that man is Shiva the superordinate destroyer of all things. This is an attempt to place man in the role of god. Good luck with that.
"Once upon a time, people would worship the sun as a deity. It was with good reason that they did so for the sun provided much of what sustains life on our small planet, warmth and bountiful harvests. How would we survive if the sun stopped beating down on us? It was a real fear.
Then came science and industrialization. As the new era took over, we mostly forgot the sun and its importance to our existence. (Of course, most people occasionally complain that it is either too sunny or not sunny enough.)"
Industrialization changed everything; it did not make man, god.
Instead of preparing for nonextant global warming, we should be preparing for the climate events which have a high probability of occurrence. No leaders of any mass movement have relinquished their power to do the right thing. These leaders purpose is to amass and wield power over others, to voluntarily lay such power down is anathema to their existence. book Links (For additional reading on the issue of mass movements and power.)
It will be a cold day in climate alarmist hell before the mass movement finally is razed and reduced. When Prophecy Fails by Leon Festinger (For additional reading on how mass movements fail and are razed.)
Global warming on trial and the elementary error of physics that caused the global warming scare
"Abstract: In a dynamical system, even an unamplified input signal induces a response to any feedback. Hitherto, however, the large feedback response to emission temperature has been misattributed to warming from the naturally-occurring, non-condensing greenhouse gases. After correction, the theoretically-derived pre-industrial feedback fraction is demonstrated to cohere with the empirically-derived industrial-era value an order of magnitude below previous estimates, mandating reduction of projected Charney sensitivity from 3.3 ± 1.2 K to 1.2 ± 0.15 K ."
This is an elementary error of physics which is at the heart of Global Warming theory. This reduction is so significant that it makes the Global Climate Alarmist scare utterly false. The alarmists know this, if only obliquely as they have been falsifying the climate data for at least a decade in an attempt to "change the data to fit the model." Changing the data is, of course, fraud, and they know it but cannot help themselves, the outcome they want is near to hand, but, yet, just out of reach. The Greatest Scientific Fraud Of All Time -- Part XVIII Search the site for the prior parts of this whole sordid story. I've written about the subject on numerous occasions as well.
Climate alarmism is a mass movement and the leaders out in front are frustrated that the science is not helping them attain their goals. So, they defraud the data.
It is time to take a hard look at climate science. To the extent that some scientists are fraudulently using science while at the federal money trough, we need to charge those people criminally if investigation shows that they are behaving with an intent to defraud. There is ample evidence for investigation in the ClimateGate emails.
I will not even try to summarize the scientific points, go read the paper.
"Conclusion: The anthropogenic global warming we can now expect will be small, slow, harmless, and even net-beneficial. It is only going to be about 1.2 K this century, or 1.2 K per CO2 doubling. If the parties are not able to demonstrate that we are wrong, and if His Honor accepts that we have proven the result set out publicly and in detail here for the first time, then the global warming scare was indeed based on a strikingly elementary error of physics.
The avowedly alarmist position too hastily adopted by governments and international bureaucratic entities has caused the most egregious misallocation of resources in history.
Ladies and gentlemen, we call time on a 50-year-old scam, in which a small number of corrupt and politicized scientists, paid for by scientifically-illiterate governments panicked by questionable lobby-groups funded by dubious billionaires and foreign governments intent on doing down the West, and egged on by the inept and increasingly totalitarian news media, have conspired to perpetrate a single falsehood: that the science was settled.
Well, it wasn’t."
How pension costs clobbered one California city
"When Santa Cruz, a picturesque and funky coastal city, first started to feel the pinch of rising retirement costs for city workers, it took several steps to limit the fiscal pain.
As recommended by the League of Cities and other authorities, Santa Cruz issued a bond to pay down its rising pension liabilities, set aside funds to cover increasing demands from the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), shifted some employees into lower-benefit pension plans and made sure that its workers paid significant portions of pension costs."
Instead of requiring all of the employees take the same hit, the young take a very large hit, and the old take no hit at all. The problem is the old created the situation by failing to fund their pensions sufficiently, and now the young will pay to fund the oldsters' pensions and receive much lower pension payments themselves. The young take a double hit; the old get a plump retirement. How cool is that?
No CEO should earn 1,000 times more than a regular employee | Sarah Anderson
This is the reality in all areas of human endeavor where creativity and productivity intersect. CEOs earn 1,000 times as much as their average employee. In a business with 100,000 employees, only 316 of those will produce one half of all of the creative value. The same applies to artists, if one takes 100,000 artists, 316 of those will produce one half of the art. If those 316 artists create 100,000 pieces of art over their lifetimes, 316 of those artistic works will receive half of all views and will represent one half of the total value.
MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle apologizes after mocking Larry Kudlow's faith in 'God's will'
Reality is they are paternalistic, authoritarian nitwits who will believe anything no matter how silly. Go ahead and mock Steph, no one cares what you think.
Ruling Climate Fanatics Obliterated in Aussie State Election
The cattle have been willing to suffer under the fools for an awfully long time. What happened to the Aussies to make them so meekly compliant?
McCabe statement suggests Comey lied to Congress
The left calls these people "Choirboys" but they are anything but. Choirboys don't lie, leak confidential information to the public and participate in soft coups to damage the President's ability to govern. We are gonna need a bigger prison!
How deep does this go Mr. Comey?
New Texts Reveal FBI's Peter Strzok Had Relationship With Recused Judge In Flynn Case
Now I know, the sleaze, in this case, is unbelievable. It is not clear how deep this corruption goes but so far it is shocking.
Brennan, Holder, Comey Rage After McCabe Fired; Veiled Threats And Temper Tantrums Fly
Lock them up! Lock them up! Lock them up!