October 18, 2014

15-year warming pause

THE existence of a more than 15-year “pause” in average global surface temperatures has been “settled” but scientists remain split on what it means for the future.

While the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has continued to rise, global surface temperatures have not increased at the same pace, causing speculation over what has happened to the “missing heat”.

Some leading climate scientists claim the missing heat has been absorbed by the world’s oceans and will return with rapid future warming. But new research has found the Earth’s climate is much less sensitive to carbon dioxide than previously thought.

Michael Asten from Monash University’s School of Earth ­Atmosphere and Environment said that, while opinions on causes differed, the existence of the pause was settled.

“Only activists dare claim the pause in global temperature does not exist,” Professor Asten said.
So let's hear it from the activists, shall we: 
Climate Council chief executive Amanda McKenzie said her organisation, which includes Will Steffen and Tim Flannery, did not accept there had been a pause.

“No, 2013 marked the 37th year in a row that the yearly global temperature was hotter than the average,” Ms McKenzie said.

“Vested interests have been using the so-called pause to spread doubt and misinformation.”

Vested interests.  "So-called pause".  Misinformation. 
Ah, activists, you've got to hand them regular awards for being so darned cute with their misinformation and continual failure to address the issue by venturing to explain, scientifically, creditably, what the proven pause in so-called global warming means, and explain why their current activist pay packet is not a vested interest.

The pause is settled, kiddies, you know, the way that global warming is settled.  It's beginning to look like picking and choosing your settled science findings.  Oh, that's right, because that's exactly what it is!

15-year warming pause is 'settled'

Meanwhile, more sensible and honest people might say, even did say:
“In light of all this, we have at least to consider the possibility that the scientific establishment behind the global warming issue has been drawn into the trap of seri­ously overstating the climate problem in its effort to promote the cause.

“It is a particularly nasty trap in the context of science because it risks destroying, perhaps for centuries to come, the unique and hard-won reputation for honesty which is the basis of society’s respect for scientific endeavour.”
A pause for this message climate change numbers aren't adding up

October 17, 2014

Even giant squids hate Greenpeace

 13 October 2014

A giant squid has been filmed in a frantic attack on a Greenpeace submarine, spinning wildly as it squirts a plume of black ink.

Greenpeace posted a Vine video of the ten-legged creature flailing its limbs and whips the hull as the frightened crew point a spotlight at it to scare it away.

The encounter was filmed in the Bering Sea – the body of water between Russia and Alaska – and uploaded to Greenpeace's account on Friday.

Giant squid attacks Greenpeace submarine

Some Fear Ebola Outbreak Could Make Nation Turn to Science

NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)—There is a deep-seated fear among some Americans that an Ebola outbreak could make the country turn to science.

In interviews conducted across the nation, leading anti-science activists expressed their concern that the American people, wracked with anxiety over the possible spread of the virus, might desperately look to science to save the day.

“It’s a very human reaction,” said Harland Dorrinson, a prominent anti-science activist from Springfield, Missouri. “If you put them under enough stress, perfectly rational people will panic and start believing in science.”

Additionally, he worries about a “slippery slope” situation, “in which a belief in science leads to a belief in math, which in turn fosters a dangerous dependence on facts.”

Some Fear Ebola Outbreak Could Make Nation Turn to Science

Mullets: Are They So Bad, They’re Good?

No, no they're not.

There is nothing good about the mullet.

On anyone.


Mullets: Are They So Bad, They’re Good?

ABC unhinged

Unbiased, sure - it's been proven (ha!) - but unhinged, definitely.

Our ABC, still hard at work:
Looking forward to reading the book and congratulations to Richard Flanagan. It is a pity the ABC News with Juanita, massively overpaid talking head, Phillips devalued the author's win by saying in the headlines at the start of the news that the author was "ashamed to be an Australian...... because of Tony Abbot's environment policy". The actual news footage at the awards ceremony in London did not have the author making any such comment. However, the ABC found film footage from a different interview (date not supplied) where the author very briefly mentioned Australias environmental policy. It is tragic that the ABC would use such a rare and prestigious win by an Australian author to score points against Tony Abbot. Shame on you ABC and especially your head of news Kate Torney for doing so.
 Richard Flanagan war novel provides answer to book of the year question

The never ending penis chronicles

A man has had sex with 700 cars - or 'slept' with them, as the news likes to call it - one helicopter and one woman, not all at the same time.

The faithless fun of being a mechaphile

Duck Friday

Self marinating duck c/o the self marinated Kath

October 3, 2014

Unsolved stuff

The world's biggest mysteries

Did you notice?

Did anyone notice this?


At all?

Budget deficit soars to $48.5B 

Should be a crime

Not appropriate to take a toddler to an evening fashion show, but hey, maybe they couldn't afford a baby sitter, or maybe little North clearly articulated her deep interest in attending this particular fashion event.

But that's not the only crime going on here:  world's worst example of baby as celebutard accessory.

When you dress your baby in sheer clothing, because mummy is wearing a see through ... something, is it a dress? ... there should be a law somewhere that slaps the parents with a long prison stay. 

All a bit sickening. 

Baby North barely dressed to match barely dressed Kim Kardashian