Thursday, July 28, 2011

Today's Climate Change Quirk

It's another of those never-ending "once in a century" stories.   The heaviest rainfall in a century has triggered devastating floods and landslides in the Seoul area of South Korea.   The quirky bit is that the landslides have exposed land mines and other exploded ordinance left over from the  1950-53 Korean War.  Authorities are trying to figure out where that stuff ended up.   To make matters worse, a landslide collapsed an ammunition depot sweeping away explosive ordinance.   The South Korean military says it has recovered the ordinance that included dozens of landmines.


Anonymous said...

New NASA Data Blow Gaping Hole In Global Warming Alarmism

NASA satellite data from the years 2000 through 2011 show the Earth's atmosphere is allowing far more heat to be released into space than alarmist computer models have predicted, reports a new study in the peer-reviewed science journal Remote Sensing. The study indicates far less future global warming will occur than United Nations computer models have predicted, and supports prior studies indicating increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide trap far less heat than alarmists have claimed.

Study co-author Dr. Roy Spencer, a principal research scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and U.S. Science Team Leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer flying on NASA's Aqua satellite, reports that real-world data from NASA's Terra satellite contradict multiple assumptions fed into alarmist computer models.

APNewsBreak: Arctic scientist under investigation

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal wildlife biologist whose observation in 2004 of presumably drowned polar bears in the Arctic helped to galvanize the global warming movement has been placed on administrative leave and is being investigated for scientific misconduct, possibly over the veracity of that article.



Faulty climate models, lying scientist, this is your consensus to the religion of AGW.


The Mound of Sound said...

Hi Deno. I followed your first link and, surprise, surprise, it turned out to be a piece of the expected spin by a guy from the Heartland Institute. Better find something a lot more credible than that rightwing agitprop. And, by the way Deno, stop eating that stuff. It's horseshit.

The Mound of Sound said...

I actually went to the Heartland Institute's list of climate change "experts" and checked out this writer, James Taylor. He has a BA and a law degree from "Syracuse". Yippee.

Here's what I know, Deno, and what, if you still have two functioning brain cells you'll also know. If this supposedly peer-reviewed report proves what Taylor's shamelessly skewed account claims, Big Oil, Big Coal and Big Gas will pump hundreds of millions of dollars into a campaign to fully discredit the IPCC, the National Academies of Science of every Western nation and the many thousands of climate scientists, geologists, hydrologists, biologists, botanists, zoologists, meteorologists (no, not TV weather guys), epidemiologists and others whose ongoing research keeps confirming the IPCC consensus. But don't let that get in your way.

The Mound of Sound said...

Gee Deno, sorry to burst your bubble but, as I suspected, the ground-breaking study you rely upon (or at least the insanely spun interpretation of it by that jackass from the Heartland Institute) has been examined and found unreliable due to the model used and the way that Spencer "tuned" it to get the result he wanted.

That link is just one site where the study has been debunked. There are plenty more.

The Mound of Sound said...

Oh yeah, NASA data didn't blow a hole in anything. It was the flawed use of that data by a simplistic and easily jigged model that blew, not a hole, but smoke up a hole - yours.