A Change in the Wind

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I started this blog to support some of the investigations I do into the weather/climate, especially those periods which have passed into climate amnesia. I subscribe to the mantra that what has gone before will happen again…eventually. Any pronoucement that anything is unprecedented is a crock of shit born of ignorance – and I put myself (or rather my warmista past life) in that category. Now I mostly do that stuff over at the weatheraction.wordpress.com site which I am eternally grateful for Piers Corbyn allowing me the latitude to explore. I took up that site lest it become a parody site, no more no less. After hanging onto it for a while I launched it last year. That left this site in a quandary. So after some not very careful thought and inspired by such sites as Chiefios I think now is the time to explore other areas although the climate core/mission is hard to escape. Many threads in the debate are interwoven try as I might escape it (I really did have hopes of this site being a non political entity – I laugh at my optimism now). All I would say is the aversion I once attested to sites such as Steven Goddard’s (aka Tony Heller) have softened. I get where they come from – even if I do not always agree. Tolerance does not mean you have to listen to my opinion, nor I yours but I hope you will because I will listen to you – as long as you don’t shout. I can can chew things over just don’t force it down my throat. It is by exposure to ideas and people I rejected out of principle that I have learnt much. I may not agree with you but share a quiet pint with me and I will defend your opinion – as long as you are not advocating violence of opinion or deed. I have no time for that.

So, I will now throw more into the mix and I want to listen. It’s a rare, under appreciated gift we all have if we can cut out the noise. Comments are welcome. Trolls can stay under the bridge.

I hope readers will understand that whilst I may not agree, I will lend an ear. I may not agree with your solutions but I can be empathetic to the cause of our collective maladies.

Peace.

C.

The Boot is on the Other Foot. Does it Matter?

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I wrote a comment on one of James Dellingpoles recent articles at Brietbart.
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2015/02/27/for-climate-alarmists-every-day-is-groundhog-day/

If Soon was really interested in making money he could simply take the path of least resistance and most profitability by agreeing with the CAGW meme and takeing easy government funding. Then he can charge ridiculous speaking fees and write books (with physics defying hurricanes on the front cover) to claim ‘we is all £*č€d if we don’t pay carbon taxes’ to a company he just happens to be a shareholder in.

Based on 2005 figures (wiki – I’m being lazy) “$55,935 for a full-time, year-round employed Asian American male.” x 20 (years) =$1,118,700. (damn that’s close isn’t it?* – see Monckton piece @Brietbart)

Considering taxes and admin fees taken by his employer (what 40-50%) Soon is hardly profiting and certainly not like say AC denier Hansen. Shouty idiots tend to make a noise and point fingers because they don’t  want you to look closer at them.

The movers and shakers (political & MSM-wise) in this debate are playing propaganda /con artist 101. WTF are we talking about Soon? Why are we defending ourselves against allegations of impropriety  when the accuser is Jimmy Saville?

William Briggs (co-author of said paper) made a very good point on his blog (Google is thy friend) that all those reporters and even scientists have yet to put an answer out to the paper “Why Climate Models Run Hot” (hand waving does not count) I haven’t  heard a response yet as I’m being deafened by crickets.

Full disclosure here – I’m a former warmanista. I am more than aware of media filters (Oborne HSBC  *cough* told you so – and good coverage by Dellers I add). I will say three things to the left having spent a fair amount of time around them over the years with many friends of that persuasion;

1 – Stop focusing on the right boot as the left one is aimed right at your head.
2 – Apply your lens to your own sphere otherwise you are just another hypocrite. For all our faults people are just people. No one is a ******* god.

3 – If the government is the cause of your problems how on earth will they be the solution? How many times do we need to be abused before realising the abuser is not the ******* solution? If Jimmy voted Labour would he be above suspicion? pfft.

I’d also add when you go extreme right or left you come full circle. Stop looking at which foot the boot is on, they are from the same nutter. As long as you look at things from the lens of just one boot you are going to get your ******* head kicked in either way.

* UPDATE –  if Heartland are to be believed the ~$1m is over 10 years and 40% were taken by the Smithsonian. This makes yearly value $44,720 which is less than the median wage. Willie Soon must be bathing in cash then. He must be weeping into his pillow that he never got to sell his interests out to Big Oil like Al Gore (estimated worth 2000/14=~$2/300m) or partook of the $1B p/day (and rising) climate scam? Now if only he had ‘ethics’…. 😉

http://biblehub.com/matthew/7-3.htm

http://junkscience.com/2015/03/02/statement-by-willie-soon/

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2015/03/02/statement-from-heartland-on-the-climate-skeptic-witch-hunt/

Fanatics for Mother Gaia

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I’ve been thinking about fanatics. We ignore such people at our peril. But how many of us do anything other than murmur?

In communities everywhere, we take the path of least resistance. Rather than confronting the extremists in local organizations or on volunteer advisory boards, we retreat. Who needs the headache? The conflict? The high blood pressure?

But when reasonable people withdraw, exactly the wrong sort of individuals are left at the helm – and our collective ship veers off into la-la land. Pascal Bruckner’s philosophical treatise, The Fanaticism of the Apocalypse, says this is now happening in spades.

The political left, he says (which includes most academics and journalists), has lost its way. “Instead of being outraged by poverty,” it’s now fashionable to be “offended by the comforts we enjoy.”

Those who used…

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Leonard “Spock” Nimoy Passes Today

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For those who are not “Trekies” this might not seem like it’s worthy of a post. To those who actually knew Mr. Nimoy, this may seem a bit shallow.

I’m neither a “Treky”, nor did I personally know Mr. Nimoy. Still, I can’t help to have a unique sadness at his passing. As a young person, I did like the “Star Trek” series, and I especially liked “Spock”. He was part of my childhood.

The series, the original and the others, occupy my mind from time to time. They do because of the simple fact that humanity has demonstrated over and over again, that if we can imagine it, it can become reality. Often times, it does. I’m not saying I’m all excited about having a Trek-like reality, but, that not only are some of the things in the original a possibility, but, are now a reality.

Consider the far-out…

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