Monday, March 18, 2019

Ocean Activity - Mar 18, 2019


Quite amazing that a lot of heat is still being diverted to the south.  If that full current were to be below the nose, then it's a major ice age.  As it is, you can only really tell of the heat loss is through the ocean temps.


I'll call it as increasing, causing us to be cold.

The tropical plumes have completely stopped.



So, we are frozen for a while.  Natgas is up a few percent.  It'll go way up when they read the new storage report, that there is no more gas.  These guys are slow on the uptake.

We got a month of cold coming up.  As I've said, I don't know what will appear to warm us.

ps. suddenly the Pacific plumes are coming straight East, right to us.  This is warmth.

Hologram Concert to Deliver Full SNC Apology

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A NEW MUSICAL!


SPRINGTIME FOR SNC


A real-life hologram presents a full apology set to music.


The smoke will be so real, you can taste it.

No one in Canadian politics will be spared, including 'that guy's dad'.

Blurb:

I created snc in my image.  At first, there were no 'pure laine' engineers, so we had to fake it with a lot of bribes.  My money went in, and then it went out.  Soon, all 'anglais' engineers were out of business.  You can see all the great engineering we created.

Songs:

I did it my way
Sorry (not sorry)
We are the champions
Revenge is best served cold

All proceeds will go to politicians....

ps.  Actually, this is his real ghost, disguised as a hologram, so people don't get freaked out.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Boeing, Dieselgate and the abuse of physics

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I like to write on the current state of engineering -- it has become too bureaucratic and they have left physics behind.

Boeing found themselves at the short end of the stick, just like VW.  They suddenly needed a fuel-efficient short-haul plane.  They slashed and hacked at the old 737 and came up with a monstrosity, something like putting a 300 hp outboard engine on a 14 foot fishing boat.

This Wile E Coyote thing could not fly, just like a diesel could not run, according to regulations.  In all these places, some bright engineer spoke out and said "There's no physics."  They weren't protected by a union, like I was in the nuclear business, so they were fired.  That just left the weasels, and they said they can come up with software.  The bosses said "Fix it or we'll kill you."

And that's the story.  It's not that the pilots can't fight the software, or just turn it off.  It's a question of stability which the engineers didn't consider.  Once the chaotic behaviour is started, it cannot be stabilized.  No 'software update' can fix this, since are are into new physics -- chaos.

In the nuclear biz, I wrote about this several times -- they used systems that were on the edge of chaotic instability.  Earthquake engineers do this as well.  Such is modern life -- no physics.

ps.  I could also characterize this as a slide from a 'physics purist' odds of 1 in 10 million, to a Facebook 'political expediency' odds of one 1 thousand.  Everything has gone that way.

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SOFTWARE CAN FIX THIS!

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Tropical Plume Report - Mar 16, 2019

So, now everybody is expecting warmer weather.  They only remember the last 20 years, which were wonderful.  If you are a warmie, then you only read projections which go on and on, hotter and hotter.  In the last few years, no warmie newspaper has published actual temperatures, only the projections which get more and more fantastic.

On the real earth, we are running out of natural gas to heat houses in the US.  They forecast the demand to the last puff, and this year they are wrong, as they will continue to be wrong, for the next 20 years.


Our weather for the next month or two is dependent on the behaviour of the tropical plumes, or whatever you want to call them.  For December, when we had our pipsqueak El Nino, we had regular vertical plumes that brought us a lot of heat.

For the last few months we've had 'slashing plumes', that is a plume which crosses the Pacific as vertical, and then slashes down on North America.  This sucked up warm Gulf air, and gave us big thaws, between 'polar vortexes', which have nothing to do with a vortex.  It's just a pretty term.

Now, we have stopped that pattern, and it looks like we'll get high plumes that come in through the Yukon.  This gives us very cold air without the big thaws.

Meanwhile, the slashing plumes always produced Atlantic plumes that hit the UK directly like an arrow in the bulls-eye.  I called that a 'fools paradise' and it looks like it has come to an end.


ps.  high plumes are driving down cold Yukon air.  Looks like maple sugar weather until April.

pps.  still -40 in the Arctic, yeah!

Friday, March 15, 2019

US Runs Out of Natural Gas

The definition of 'runs out' is that they must go to extraordinary measures.  You won't see any big announcements on this.  I just give it a 'good chance' that it will happen next week.  This is what I have predicting all year, and the gunk hits the fan now.


You'll notice that they didn't put much in storage this year, and this year is colder than last, and next will be colder still.  They rely on the temperature turning today, as it did last year, which just skimmed the bottom of the 5 year curve.  But it's going to crash through the bottom.


That's because we got another 'polar vortex' which is really just cold air filling in behind the warm plume.  This one might also be driven a bit by a high plume.  The demand for natgas is going to be huge.

If storage cracks through the bottom, we don't know what that really means.  Do they have room to draw more than the the 5 year band?  I'm thinking not.  Nobody is going to freeze.  It just means that the spot price is going through the roof and some industries will have to close.  If the extreme cold goes to mid-April, as it may, then it's another story.


Spot price in the North East.  Should be fun soon.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Bomb Cyclone on the Way



On the sea, it would be called a hurricane, but here it is a cyclone.  You can see the centre over Iowa.

With the mimic map, you can see it was caused by a Pacific plume slashing down on us and sucking up the Gulf warm air which would normally just stay there.  This shows the last 72 hours.


Now, the warmies are going to say this is climate change, but this is due as much to the tremendous cold air coming down with the upper plumes, as to the warm air.  If there is a severe difference, then we get a bomb.

ps.  the bomb has gone through Toronto, now it's cold.  Nlfd has ice conditions from 30 years ago.



Ocean currents - Mar 14, 2019

My ocean current guy remains swamped and is days behind.  I can't complain.  These currents are dated Mar 11.


The Atlantic current is disorganized, but there is an attempt to push water to the north.  This should result in a warmer Gulf of Mexico, which gives Toronto warm air.  The ocean temperatures don't show a reduction in southern warmth, but I suspect the warm area will shrink now.


Our saline current from the Arctic ocean is as strong as ever and decimates the Gulf Stream.  This current is a result of the build-up of ice, and is comprised of the left-over saline.  It has been strong ever since the last big El Nino of 2017.



Finally, we focus in on the North Pacific current which continues to shrink.  During the warm years, this was the main engine of North American warmth.  This week there is a very strong current of cold water from the Bering Straight.  In a major ice age, this current mucks up the Pacific flow.


There is no more southern Pacific flow, so this big hunk of warm water should shrink.  The same goes for the Atlantic.


In a major ice age, the warm southern blobs would continue to get bigger.  However, this effect will be felt for the summer, and you will need poly tunnels for your tomatoes.  Our summer will be crap, except for July, where we will 'break records' with stagnant air.

ps.  as the Arctic ice builds up to new records, we will be happy to note that it will become a tropical paradise.


pps.  if you go along with the UN you get a nobel peace prize.  Do not read reality, it doesn't get you anywhere....

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Google Slate Review

I like this a lot better than the Pixel Book.  It breaks apart into a very nice tablet, and the keyboard is good, with a large touchpad.

This was my answer to someone who had to send back her corporate laptop when she became decorporated.  "I have to use Outlook.  I have to use Excel.  I have to use Word.".  I was trying to show her the chromebook and Google Drive.  Nope.  "It's exactly the same!" I said.

Now she can use Outlook with a gmail account.  All the ms apps on Android.  And now all the android apps work great with a large screen.  Someone, right now, is addicted to farmingvillage on Android.  And the beautiful screen shows all the cows in high detail! blah.

It's expensive, but fantastic.  If you don't want anybody running win10 in your house, then it is worth it.  My old guy, with an hpwin10, is always running into trouble, and then he has to call a nice guy in India to take over his computer and fix it.


Plumes aren't what they used to be - Mar 12, 2019


The plume guys were out of action for the last few days.  The plumes look very weak and are lashing down on North America rather than just hitting.  This is giving us one-day thaws and then bitter cold.

It's not like we had in December, with the mini El Nino.  Then the plumes were regular, very strong, and extended for some distance up North.

The water temps still show an extremely strong dump to the South.  I'm recording all this because I totally forget the normal pattern.  I've never seen such a strong flow of hot water down south in the Atlantic, but nobody would believe me, since nobody records it.



All in all, March stays like a lion.  I really don't know what warmth would look like when Spring finally comes.  I suspect it's just an increase in latitude-dependent default weather, which is darn cold.

ps.  Looking at it, the plumes are really chaotic right now.  Before, they were very regular.  Who knows what that means?

What if airplanes ran Windows?



I remember the old joke that if cars ran like Windows.  Now it's airplanes.  The term 'Blue Screen of Death' takes new meaning.

That big blackout a few years ago was a Win thing, although everybody blamed a tree.  The fact was that all the monitoring was done with win computers, and they were experiencing the Great Worm.  They never knew about the tree until the whole grid blew up.

The planes should run Linux.  However, there wouldn't be any drivers for new planes.  :)

ps.  more and more it looks like software has downed the two planes. 

Friday, March 8, 2019

Tomatoes Transplanted

Yeah, the totally miserable weather can't dampen garden enthusiasm!  This year there is no heat anywhere, so use a greenhouse.  I've put the tomatoes into the second and final transplant.  They will go into the greenhouse May 1, with 12 inches on them, and totally rootbound.



Neato.

ps.  poly tunnels will work, as well.

pps.  sun in the backyard, no wind, only -1, and I'm bbq'ing hamburgers in a tropical paradise!

Plume report - March 8, 2019

A tiny speck of warm air is coming in for a few days.


These are weak plumes lashing down on us, so a couple of days at freezing, then default weather at -10, etc, rinse, repeat.

No great amounts of warm water or air seen coming in.  All our warm water in the Atlantic is still flooding down Brazil.  Since this is so depressing, I am only reporting when I see it get above freezing.  This allows lots of refreeze ice on the sidewalks.  :)

I'm waiting for those trudeau climate change ads to warm me up....

ps.  the winter saved me.  Here we are, walking in a park of solid ice at 13 below, using our heaviest ice spikes.  Nobody else around, and the wind whistling.  Then a dog-leash enforcer comes screaming in his pick-up truck, a hundred yards away up a hill of solid ice, and yells to put the dog on a leash, who was right beside me.  He was in his driving shoes with the truck idling.    I did and kept walking.  I think he wanted me to go up the ice hill and get a ticket.  :)   Didn't see him again.  :)

ps.  the above never happened.  Total fiction.

pps.  and that's why you never want a police state, uneducated thugs get full power over you.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Ocean report - March 7, 2019

No big graphics, everything is almost the same as it was last week.  The heat flowing down at South America continues.  The Pacific current has no reversal.  The tropical plumes seem weak and widely separated.

It all looks like a depressing, cold Spring.  Sorry about that. 


Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Toronto real estate chart


Not much to say here.  FOMO means 'Fear of Missing Out', which is what causes people to buy bitcoin at the peak.  February shows a slight bounce.  Lots of houses for sale around the neighbourhood, all the signs buried in the snow.  The only sales are those people who have had the house a long time and can afford the 20% haircut.  Condos are flat but thousands of units are coming on-line.

Theoretically, things will pick up once the snow melts.  All the people who pulled their listings last year will try again.  When will we call it a crash? 

In the fall of 2017 I called the crash when the Chinese wild buyers suddenly pulled out of Unionville.  It has limped along since then, but all the new housing must cause pressure on people who are strung out.  They held on for a whole year, but can they hold on for another?  We'll see.


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Plumes take a holiday


So, we are cold.  All the hopes for heat later in the week are with one plume.



Will that California plume go on?  Or will it turn?  The old plume for North America might miss the UK, giving them snow.  We are really looking at a few weeks for heat, but I don't know where it is coming from.


Monday, March 4, 2019

US natgas starts the big climb

I was predicting this last fall, but the mini El Nino got me.  Good thing I never put my money where my mouth is.  The point is that there is no storage and once US north-east natgas drains the bin, then we'll see a record zoom for the price.

For some reason, everybody thinks we'll see heat in March.  I don't see it.  Anyway, if the imaginary warm air comes to the rescue in the next few weeks, the price won't be that high.  If the cold runs beyond the end of the month, as I think it will, then watch out.



Atmospheric plume report - Mar 4, 2019

Just back from a weekend in Huntsville.  About 5 feet of snow on the ground. 


The atmospheric plumes are dull and listless today.  You can see that the Arctic is really churned up by past plumes.  It's only -20 up there.  Without a plume, we'll go to default temps, maybe -10 at night.  The UK plumes have finally stopped.  They had an amazing winter with needle-like plumes constantly hitting them.  Can't keep that up forever. 

Extreme cold for Canada, just as the Libs are doing a climate-change offensive to hide Quebec sleaze.  Every other party would do the same to hold the q-vote.  Such fun. 

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Arctic ice volume is good


Ice volume is powering along.  It should break through the top.  World temperatures have started to go down again after the little El Nino.  Cold.

ps.  Huntsville is amazing this year.  The patio furniture is all buried.


pps.  nothing dramatic in ocean currents or atmospheric plumes.  It all looks settled for a cold Spring.


Thursday, February 28, 2019

Transferring from Outlook to Gmail

Lets suppose you had all Linux computers.  Let's suppose your workaholic spouse was brutally let go, and the Outlook access cut off.  So, what do you do?  You cut off their network immediately, and you use the outlook email on the laptop.  Then you use outlook's backup to pst format.

Then you load a usb disk with the *.pst files.  Now the tough part.  You convert the pst to mbox files, with readpst.  Gmail has no import function.  So you install thunderbird, the importexport add on. and akonadi-import-wizard. You can take the mbox file and put it into a folder with thunderbird. You can attach thunderbird to gmail.

Yeah, now you can send the emails to the wife's new gmail account. Yeah!

After, you wipe the corporate laptop and send it back.


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Gods of Global Warming - Santer

Yeah, finally someone from East Anglia, the hotbed of the whole carbon warming thing.


I've been looking hard for this, and there is a fantastic headline.

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He has completely redefined the Scientific Method, a theory proven without physical laws or in-field measurements.  All from satellite.

This is not a 99.9999999999999999999% consensus from people defined as carbonistas, no, this is his certainty estimate, of which only an Anglian can boast.

Looking at his publications, it's all statistics and satellite stuff.  Who needs physics in this world?




Weird ARSes

I'm giving up on reporting the ARS of the day.



Atmospheric river storms.  One just soaked California, and that one is giving us snow today.  They've become very chaotic, and I'm bummed that they are making the UK a tropical paradise.  Those guys are all crowing about climate change.

Perhaps Oklahoma will perk up again.

ps. our snow.




Monday, February 25, 2019

Ocean currents - Feb 25, 2019

Yeah, the current maps are in.  I have more confidence that we'll have some warmth this summer and maybe Spring.



The current is definitely going back up north.  Not a lot of diversion now.


The Gulf Stream is very clean and powerful,  No weeds this year.  However, our saline current is stronger than ever, destroying the GS before it crosses the Atlantic.  Warmies are saying the water comes from Greenland melting, but that's hard to do at 40 below. 


This is a very nice little current, coming up from Hawaii.  I hope it stays, as it will do some of the job of the North Pacific current, which is still in a sulk.


The plumes are almost back into the December pattern, but they are weaker, and that typhoon still has to hit.  The UK is still getting hit by impossibly narrow plumes.  Good for them, but don't plant the tomatoes yet.  I just can't see this keeping up, it's too unstable.


Springtime for Canada

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That's a song in 'The Producers'.  I love the quotes.

The Weather Network's Chief Meteorologist, Chris Scott, says that a "furious finish to winter" is to be expected. But, an "abrupt flip" in the temperature will take place around mid-March, inviting milder weather and a refreshing break from the bitter cold.

The warmer start to spring will be a far cry from last year when Ontario saw "one of the coldest Aprils on record". You probably recall that random brutal ice and snow storm that swept through the province last April. Thankfully, we won't be seeing anything like that this time around, The Weather Network claims.

I am flabbergasted.  Our micro El Nino shot its load in December.  The Arctic is frozen solid.  We need the full Gulf Stream to start up again for this forecast.

We get the new ocean current map today.  I'll look hard to find some heat.

ps.  natgas may finally be realizing this.


SNC is simply too corrupt for Canada to handle

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I agree with JT, let the whole SNC thing drop.  It's a wasted effort that occupies the country's attention.  Is anything good happening?  We need to get the economy going.

My old guy tells me amazing stories of the rise of snc.  He was a Montreal engineer.  I am horrified, but really, where did they get all that expertise to hide money trails through many countries?  That's why the investigation should be dropped, since it won't get anywhere unless you dip down to the very beginning.  And nobody wants that.

Let sleeping corruption lie.  The western provinces are unrealistic in the simplistic demands to stop funneling huge amounts of money into that province.  The economy is in shreds, and think of all the refugees that would flood the country.  We have some chain-smoking refugees up the road.

In the end, we'll just fumble through with this 'Grand Stupidity'.  Our real hope is in getting Ontario working again.  Somebody has to consume all that Alberta natgas.

**note that I am not very clear on the proper names of everything.  That's done for a reason....

ps.  Whether it is incompetence or corruption, the end result is the same.  Here, they are violating basic physics (forces) by trying to limit the scope through willful ignorance.  I have found that if 'Grand Stupidities' take up too much money, then the economy collapses.  Has been the same since the Great Pyramids, or the Mayans, in pursuit of white lime.  And in law, the 'Stupidity Defence' reigns supreme, and that's why trumpypants will get off from everything.  :)

pps.  It has been touted in the press that 'whatshername' suffered the fate of any whistleblower in Canada.  Nope, she suffered the fate of any 'bright technical purist' in any Canadian organization.  :)

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Arctic temperature goes to -40



You can only get -40 and below, along the shore, once all the ice is thick.  We are showing all the signs for a major ice advance, but the isostatically depressed land will save us.  But in a major ice age, which we may or may not be hitting, the Arctic ice will freeze to a great thickness.  Then it becomes multi-year ice that keeps the Arctic generally cold, due to ice reflection.  As the ocean practically freezes solid, all that extra cold saline water pours over the Atlantic.

The warmies will have July, when the stagnant air temperature becomes +40.  There will be all sorts of headlines about 'record breaking' heat.  That's cute.

On the larger scale, we are in a 'Snowball Earth' situation, due to plate tectonic separation.  This is as opposed to the Mesozoic when all the plates were together.  We've had major ice advances for the last 2 million years, on a 10-20 thousand year cycle.  All of this can be explained with basic physics, and there is no need to invoke orbit cycles or sunspots.  However, people love 'exotic' explanations, and 'Grand Stupidities' will always be with us.


Saturday, February 23, 2019

Atmospheric Plume Report - Feb 23,2019

All our weather is determined by the character of our tropical atmospheric plumes.  These are set up by heat energy released from the oceans, and hot spots in the oceans are determined by ocean currents.  Carbon dioxide has no measurable effect in the real world (out of the lab) because atmospheric heat is carried up by convection (something that would good to measure).  The carbonistas just spin Rudyard Kipling-esque children stories.



This is the current state of the world.  The map shows warm, moist air, which carries perhaps 1000 times the heat energy of dry air.  Wouldn't that be nice to measure?


The beautiful Western Pacific which generates all the plumes hitting the rest of the world.  They are getting a magnificent typhoon, which sucks a lot of heat out of the oceans.  I speculate that the low pressure in the centre practically boils the water releasing heat energy at 1000 times the rate of every-day evaporation.  Another thing to measure, yet nobody does.

These typhoons really bugger up the plume generating system.


All of December we were hit with very strong plumes.  I now realize that it was the effect of a mini-El Nino, which caused a northern current reversal in the Pacific.  This kept us quite warm.  Now we are being lashed by very weak plumes, which can still raise heat from the Gulf of Mexico.  Toronto is going to have wild weather Sunday.



These strengthened plumes go off to the UK.  They are unbelievably strong and needle-thin.  They'll give alternating warm and cold blasts.  The UK deserves it, since they are the main fanatics driving carbon warming.

ps.  Look at the incredible speed of the air squished between two systems.  That 120 km/hr wind is going to hit Toronto like an express train.  Hold onto your hats!  I'm glad the greenhouse isn't up yet, it would end up in the next city.



Friday, February 22, 2019

Just planted tomato seeds

I got the most engineered blight-resistant seed available, all hybrid, I suppose.  These seeds are expensive, each packet has about 10 seeds.  Got them from Veseys.  One of them was supposedly 'organic'.  What the heck does that mean for a seed?

These seedlings will be ready for the greenhouse on May 1.  Last year it was a miserable, cold May and June, and part of July.  Everybody had total tomato crop failure.  Not me!  My plants went to 6 feet high.  My greenhouse is specially designed to totally fall apart in gale-force winds.

I can guarantee a cold miserable Spring.  Those darn ocean currents are back again, like the godfather of climate said -- it was cold in the 70's due to ocean currents, and then carbon dioxide dominated because the ocean currents turned off.  Now, ocean currents will take over again, and carbon dioxide sleeps for a while.  But it'll be back with a VENGEANCE next time.

Isn't that a great face-saver for the climateests?  Would Justin swallow that?  I really wouldn't all those nice warmies losing their jobs.  What are they going to do?  How would politicians say they were wrong?  They never do that.

ps.  cannabis should be 6 inches under the lights.

pps.  Feb 27 and the first tomato has popped up.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

A Tale of Salary Caps

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This never turns out good.  At OPG we had a bright vice-pres from the States.  He was being paid an enormous amount by the standards then, of the commie gov't.  There was a huge outcry, and he left, back to the States.  After that, only the local stupid people ran things.

This caused billions of dollars to be wasted, and set the final scene when the Darlington refurb finally reveals that it's a disaster. 

I'm not hopeful that things will be okay.


No Flavour for Cannabis Edibles - Dog Poop City

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This is funny.  No muffins, no brownies, no candies.  Nothing that a child or teenager would want to eat.  They have to make it taste and look like dog poop.  

I make my own cannabis butter with coconut oil.  It smells and tastes terrible, but it is a natural extract and far healthier than chemically purified stuff.  You have to kill all the minor cannaboids, and terpenes to make a flavourless oil.  Most people can't take my oil, since it is dog shit, but I'm used to it.  :)

It'll stop alzies and make brain cells grow better than that valium drug the Toronto researchers are doing.  It has improved my sleep and my depressions tremendously.  I hardly take it during the day now, and take about 1 ml at night for the brain.

I can't think of any way to cover the dog poop taste and not make it happy for teens.  Perhaps, spicy pepperoni,  wait, that's pizza!  I know, make it taste like a Tide Pod, ... no that won't work.

ps.  This is now a 'Grand Stupidity' of the feds, right along with 'Protect Quebec Corruption'.  :)

Ocean current report - Feb 21, 2019

The ocean currents give us an indication of future weather, although it tends to be vague.



The sea temperature gives us a nice view, although it can lag by a month.  It still shows a very strong flow to the south along Brazil.



However, the ocean currents are showing a movement up north, and it might indicate the end of the southern flow.  The Gulf of Mexico is warming up again, but the Gulf Stream is dead.



I am now convinced we had a mini-El Nino, but that reversal has ended.  That would explain the small uptick in global temps.  However, there was almost no heat going to the North Pole, and that's why we have good ice there.  The Pacific reversal has completely stopped, and global temps should continue their dive.



This is the new thing I was predicting last month.  The North Pacific flow of cold water is becoming more organized and is hitting the start of the Pacific flow.  With a major ice age, I could see this totally destroying the Pacific flow, locking us into 300 years of cold.

The tropical plumes are the big story of this winter.  That mini El Nino may have caused them to be so active, and definitely caused the 'Grand March' of plumes from west to east, following the reversed Pacific current.


We just missed one in Toronto which was supposed to give us freezing rain.  The UK has been lashed by them, giving alternate warmth and cold.  However, they have changed a lot, but will still bother us.  The major 'starter' for them is a big blob of hot water.

ps.  the ocean currents are undergoing the type of rapid change that herald the end of the warming cycle.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

It is forbidden to have a physicist against the 'climate scientists'

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OMG!  Another opinion.  A physicist against carbonistas.  Can't be allowed.

However, this guy really isn't that good.  He needs to throw some money that trumpy steals from the military for some good physics.  He has notoriety and seems to love it.  Do some dang physics!

But I don't really hope that anything good will be done.  :(

ps. OMG I just read the blueprint on how they are going to handle the temperatures going down.  They are going to anecdote us to death!  "Just because you turn down the frying pan for your eggs, doesn't mean the eggs aren't cooking."  "Just because an athlete cools down after a run, doesn't mean he isn't hot."  I can't stand it!


Caution required when buying from Costco online

We saw a side table at the Costco warehouse, but couldn't buy it at the time.  The thing weighs 200 pounds.  Then I saw it at Costco.ca and I just ordered it, as I really didn't know the warehouse price.  It was 30% more.  I tried to cancel right away, but you have to send an email, and nobody was working family day weekend.  That was $100 more with tax.

The wife is pissed at me.  So, the lesson is watch out for the big ripoffs.  'Nuff said.


Gods of global warming - the inventor of terms

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I can't say that logic was his strong point.  He noted ocean currents as the main carrier of heat energy, noted the previous 40 year cooling period, and said there would follow a warming period.  All of a sudden he threw in carbon dioxide.

In the 1980s, he told US political leaders that the growth of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere warranted a "bold, new national effort aimed at understanding the operation of the realms of the atmosphere, oceans, ice and terrestrial biosphere".

So much of what he said has been ignored, and the carbonistas just focused in on the carbon thing.  That's the fun of willful ignorance.

At least now I have a quote for doing more physics.  :)

ps.  A little bit of physics done by Ontario, or merely the announcement of physics would have a 10 to one return, by shielding some of the carbon nutsy stuff.

pps.  Through my exclusive connection I have suggested that Doug use this against Justin.  But it's sad this will never happen, like all my other great ideas.  I just hope that 50 years into the future, someone will say "He was right." 

Monday, February 18, 2019

Tropical plume report - Feb 18, 2019

Fascinating plumes today.



I love these counter-spinning plumes, north and south of the equator.  Maybe the bottom one with give central Australia some rain.



The leftovers of our super-plume is going to hit the UK, and give them tropical weather,  And then snow again.  The tabloids will have a field day.

There's nothing coming to Toronto, so we'll have default weather.  By the end of February, this should be -5 to -10 at night, and 5 during the day.

ps.  Feb 19.  If you look at the 120 hour view of North America, you can see how the sweeps of Pacific plumes suck up the Gulf air.  That is why we are going to have freezing rain.


pps.  a 'unprecedented' ice advance on the river.


Bruce black hole delayed 'forever'

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I've written enough about this.  Suffice to say it makes Carbon Warming look brilliant.  It will be interesting if there is an internal generational change in the next few decades.  Perhaps they will give up.