District of the Criminally Insane

Van Helsing almost hits it on the head: Al Gore, Capitalist

“The vast majority of Americans will become significantly less wealthy as a consequence of the global warming lunacy currently unfolding in the District of Criminals.”

Global warming fraud is endemic in Washington, D.C. But there is much more.

How about “many Americans will become significantly DEAD as a consequence of the global warming lunacy currently unfolding in the District of Criminals.”

The solar fingerprint of the Little Ice Age is distinctly evident today, although precisely which “Little Ice Age” remains in question.

Washington, D.C. and co-conspirators will take your cash while you still have some, now.

When Earth gets really, incommodiously cold, you’ll be on your own. Normal “infrastructure” devoted to energy production will have been taxed into oblivion (bankruptcy, according to Obama; Next American Industry to Die). In the event you can find two nickels to rub together to buy coal, American energy infrastructure will have been bankrupted, by Al Gore and Obama.

The perfect storm results, when history repeats to enlighten those who reconstructed it, for their immediate (financial and political) convenience:

Pick your minimum

Pick your minimum

Pick your minimum. One is coming (before the other).

Steady Growth, Polar Ice

Steady increase in Antarctic ice extent

Steady increase in Antarctic ice extent

Reported by Steven Goddard Polar Sea Ice Changes are Having a Net Cooling Effect on the Climate at Watts Up With That.

. . . We all have heard many times that summer sea ice minimums have declined in the northern hemisphere over the last 30 years. As mentioned above, this causes more sunlight to reach the dark ocean water, and results in a warming of the water. What is not so widely discussed is that southern hemisphere sea ice has been increasing, causing a net cooling effect. This article explains why the cooling effect of excess Antarctic ice is significantly greater than the warming effect of missing Arctic ice.
Over the last 30 years Antarctic sea ice has been steadily increasing, as shown below (article continues).

I would only amplify strongly that Arctic sea ice has been increasing for the last two years; so heat transfer into the arctic ocean is also decreasing year over year.

Overall albedo of Earth is up by what I consider is a large factor, reported in Earthshine Draft Report – Albedo. It certainly looks like we are in store for continued cooling, particular with the turn-over in the Pacific cited often by J.S. D’Aleo writing at ICECAP (and many other writers).

Uncorrected, Empirical Data

In a rare triumph of data over science, the true story of glaciers in Greenland has popped out. The usual culprits would be poo-poohing all over this; but since New York Times thinks another ice age may be coming (just after capitalism destroys the Earth with carbon dioxide induced greenhouse warming) they are occupied elsewhere.

Now, where could New York Times get a clue about an ice age in the future? They didn’t study history at Columbia School of Al Gore Rumors. As far as Journalists know, ice ages are a myth unsupported by Al Gore research. Carl Wunsch suggests that model predictions ought to be tested against observation; what a strange thought. Historical data is easily changed to make any model, including Al Gore’s, look better. And Al Gore’s models need it the most. A most amusing and wonderful bag of contradictions is New York Times.

New York Times story here: More on Whether a Big Chill is Nigh Scroll down for Carl Wunsch sacrilege about testing models. He never brought this idea up when the subject was greenhouse warming from anthropogenic carbon dioxide, however.

Al Gore would have us believe that glaciers are leaping en masse off of Greenland and into the ocean. Here is the real story of ice flow, moulins, et al in Greenland. I maintain it has not yet been tampered with; but experience teaches us that it soon will be. Enjoy the real data while you can.

Slowing Greenland Glacier Slippage

Slowing Greenland Glacier Slippage

Story here: Slowdown in Greenland

H/T: ICECAP Slowdown in Greenland
H/T: The Astute Bloggers (thanks, John Ray) Study finds Greenland Ice Melt ‘Slowed Significantly’

Gore Admits: Sign Flipped In Misbehaving AGW Model

Aw, shucks.  Arctic icecap extent is up 31.3% over last year this time.  Yet carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has continued to increase.  Stop fighting it.  Throwing Jim Hansen under the bus, Al Gore stated today that “It’s no wonder the model doesn’t work.  Goofy Hansen got a sign wrong.  I warned him to be careful.  We should have been concerned all along about the REVERSE greenhouse effect; it all makes sense now.  Carbon dioxide is the same dangerous atmospheric pollutant we have always known it was.   And global freezing is a fate far, far worse, planned for us by carbon dioxide, than some balmy global warming which would only enhance the food supply.”

“Be sure to pick up some carbon credits, if you want to stay warm,” says Al.

Reverse Greenhouse Effect Takes Over

Reverse Greenhouse Effect Takes Over

Story here: Ice Reality Check

Dalton Minimum (at least) LOCKED

Be sure to purchase your carbon credits. They are going to come in handy, or much better. Bid them through the roof. They may save your life.

When Earth is REALLY COLD, you will need carbon credits to purchase energy, since we have added no nuclear sources, due to the abnormal, high intelligence of Barack Obama and colleague greens.

And Earth is going to get REALLY COLD. So cold that growing season will be significantly shortened.

(Have scientists been doing much research on cold weather crops? Maybe more on carbon sequestration, you think? Where is the socialist government money put down?)

How are you going to get heating oil? Cuba and China are slant-drilling everything under Florida. (You know how careful and environmental sensitive those socialist governments are (melamine); spills are far less likely than if greedy capitalists were drilling). How are you going to get power from coal-fired plants that weren’t ever built, due to the horrible threat of global warming (the ultimate, most exquisite irony ever realized in human history).

How are you going to get food? Transportation will be limited, and extremely expensive, for whatever crops can be grown in two weeks to a month shorter summer. Depending on the location (latitude), growing season is a significant consideration.

You have too much food, you have too much energy, anyway. You deserve a good 20 to 50 year cold spell; maybe you will lose some weight. If you are already underweight, good luck. Why are you not donating carbon credits to Africa? China?

I hate to be an alarmist – or should I say I hate to be a historian. (Some alarmists consider history; others do not).

Cycle Not

Cycle Not

Surviving the junk, subprime mortgage debacle designed by American socialists (who forced bankers to write preposterously, ridiculously bad nothing down, no credit check, no income check mortgages under penalty of law and tireless harrassment) may turn out worse than you expected. Your socialist government has now palpably screwed both energy and finance; what can they screw next? Have you been hoping they are screwed out? (hint: no).

The GOOD NEWS: A Maunder Event is not yet assured; but stay tuned. (Check your history).

The REALLY GOOD NEWS: You can do something about it, in the next 18 days.

Here’s the story: Errors in IPCC climate science David Archibald’s elegant illustration of how late and weak solar cycle 24 is proving

Plan On It: Little Ice Age

Via Ice Age Now Worst and most violent winter we’ve ever seen

Geophysicist Philip Chapman, a former NASA astronaut-scientist and former president of the National space Society, warns, “It is time to put aside the global warming dogma, at least to begin contingency planning about what to do if we are moving into another little ice age.”

Newsmax Debt Bomb Is Exploding

(Page down to the good part)

Then there’s the climate. Despite the now almost comical hysteria promoted by the global warming fanatics, the world is getting colder.
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The sun has lost its spots. As of now, all of them. By this point in the solar cycle, sunspots would ordinarily have been present in goodly numbers. Lots off sun spots mean warmth on earth; no sunspots spell drastic cooling.

The speculation in the scientific community is that we could be entering a new epoch that few would welcome. Several renowned scientists have been predicting for some time that the world could enter a period of cooling right around now, with consequences that could be dire.

“The next little ice age would be much worse than the previous one and much more harmful than anything warming may do,” says Dr. Chapman. “There are many more people now and we have become dependent on a few temperate agricultural areas, especially in the U.S. and Canada. Global warming would increase agricultural output, but global cooling will decrease it.”

Our research dollars are utterly wasted pursuing the sequestration of anthropogenic carbon dioxide, which has never been connected with global warming in fact. In a new little ice age, the loss of human life could be catastrophic.

AP Swings, Misses on Solar Wind At 50 Year Low

Wire service Associated Press has cribbed up some scientists who say “there is no evidence to make any connection between solar activity and weather or long-term climate change.” It is reassuring to know that lunatics process the news; they might as well, since Al Gore makes the news. I would like to know which scientists say there is no connection between solar activity and long-term climate change, Mr. Journalist. These scientists are as unaware of history and geology as you are.

Solar Wind at Lowest Levels in 50 Years here

WASHINGTON — The sun has dialed back its furnace to the lowest levels seen in the space age, new measurements from a space probe show.

But don’t worry — it’s too small a difference to change life on Earth, scientists said Tuesday. In fact, it means satellites can stay in orbit a little longer.

The solar wind — a stream of charged particles ejected from the sun’s upper atmosphere at 1 million miles per hour — is significantly weaker, cooler and less dense than it has been in 50 years, according to new data from the NASA-European solar probe Ulysses.

And for the first time in about a century, the sun went for two months this summer without sunspots, said NASA solar physicist David Hathaway.

That record was broken Monday when a cluster of eight sunspots surfaced. Sunspots are temporary regions of high magnetic activity that from Earth appear to be black splotches.

The cause for the sun’s slight weakening seems to be a change in its magnetic flux, said Dave McComas of the Southwest Research Institute. Why it’s happening is a mystery, but it has fluctuated like this in the past.

Weaker solar winds mean less drag on satellites so they can stay in orbit a bit longer. While that’s good for satellites, it also means more space junk.

Normally the sun goes through an 11-year cycle of more, then fewer, sunspots and a similar cycle when it comes to solar wind strength. But scientists said Tuesday the sun is in “a very prolonged minimum.”

Typically a solar minimum lasts about a year, but this low point has gone on since the summer of 2006.

It is “like turning down the heat on a stove,” said McComas, a scientist who used the Ulysses solar probe to document a significantly weaker solar wind.

The 17-year-old space probe, which circles the sun from a distance of about 337 million miles, has been studying the environment above and below the poles of the sun. It is just months away from shutting down because of freezing fuel.

Recently, the solar wind has been about 14 percent cooler and 17 percent less dense, according to a paper by McComas in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

For the past 15 years or so, the sun’s overall output seems to be lower than normal, even when it was at the maximum for its cycle about eight years ago, McComas said. It may be part of a centurylong trend, said Boston University space physicist Nancy Crooker.

Some people historically have connected sunspots to weather, such as the Old Farmer’s Almanac. But solar scientists say there is no evidence to make any connection between solar activity and weather or long-term climate change.

The confusion is grand. Sunspots, or more precisely, solar magnetic activity, and long-term climate change on Earth, obviously including weather, are the Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire of precise coordination.

It is anthropogenic carbon dioxide, on the other hand, that lacks any documented connection with weather or long-term climate change.

A mechanism has been alleged (unsuccessfully) connecting anthropogenic carbon dioxide with weather and long-term climate change; and has been worked to death. “The greenhouse effect” has now disappeared from the wire service “scientific” lexicon in favor of undefined “climate change.” Of course there is a real “greenhouse effect” which is absolutely required for life as we know it on Earth; but the real greenhouse effect is now proven practically insensitive to anthropogenic carbon dioxide.

While there is no connection observable between anthropogenic carbon dioxide and weather including long-term climate change, there very much is an obvious connection between solar magnetic activity and weather, etc. One can observe this connection if he does not ignore history (Maunder, Dalton, etc.). Frankly, I would prefer that those who ignore history should desist from polluting the “wires.”

A mechanism, enhanced low cloud formation from increased ionizing radiation during solar magnetic quiet, has been demonstrated (The Chilling Stars) in compelling fashion. Beyond simply being connected, a causal relationship exists. Read the book, AP.