What modulates our Sun? The majority of science work on the principle that the Sun is self modulating and each solar cycle is a product of a random number generator. There are others that suspect the Sun is modulated by the planets with a special emphasis on Uranus & Neptune. Thanks to Carl Smith who has recently left us we have new knowledge that significantly adds to Jose, Landscheidt & Charvàtovà's work.

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Snow in the middle of July in Schefferville

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 20:18

“An exceptional situation.”

The community of Schefferville in northern Quebec has seen its summer shortened by Mother Nature. Snow fell during the night, and the temperature was very cool.

The mercury hit 1 degree Celsius on Wednesday morning at Schefferville and the slush was seen by many citizens.

Although this was “an exceptional situation,” it did not surprise local resident Francis Desy. “This is not normal to see this kind of weather in the month of July, but on the other hand, it is the reality of our city located near the 55th parallel,” said Mr. Desy.

Thanks to Jim McCulley for this link

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Ontario fields tell a sorry, soggy tale

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 19:57

The headline – “Great weather if you’re a duck” – makes light of the situation, but the fields tell a sorry, soggy tale. “Soybeans have probably never looked as sad.”

Wiarton’s rainfall since April has totaled 388 mm – 88 mm more than normal from April to the end of July. That’s  29 percent more than normal over the past 30 years.

Wiarton location

72 per cent more than normal

Meanwhile, Mount Forest has seen a whopping 513 mm of rain. That’s 150 mm more than normal for April through to the end of July – 72 per cent more than normal.

Unfortunately, the forecast called for another 30 mm.

If you saw the fields of planted crops as Ray Robertson does, the “huge impact” rain has had on them would be obvious.

“I don’t ever recall anything quite as difficult as its been this summer with the extreme amount of rain we’ve had,” the president and executive director of Grey Ag Services in Markdale said.

The rain delayed playing of many crops and then once they were in, it rained a lot. “Huge rainfalls that dumped four and five inches at a time and . . . you get two or three of those in an area it really pools the water, ponds the water in fields I’d never seen water laying before,” the agriculture consultant said.

A good percentage of crops are “looking really sick,” he said. “Soybeans have probably never looked as sad on probably 80 per cent of the fields anyway. They’ve really been held back with extreme wet weather.”

As to hay, the excess rain has left some fields unapproachable due to softness, Robertson said.

“I know some areas of the province are asking for government relief on the situation,” he said. But the damage locally may not be that bad yet, he said.

Thanks to Ian Campbell for this link


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If they tell you CO2 is dangerous, tell them to stop breathing

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 17:54

Great video – “The Climate Change Hoax, with Professor Willie Soon at Camp Constitution” – Published on Jul 13, 2017
This guy is an absolute blast to watch.
He’s dynamic, he’s knowledgeable, and even better he’s funny.

Solar physicist Professor Willie Soon conducts a class on the Climate Change Hoax at Camp Constitution’s 2017 family camp in Rindge, NH. Camp Constitution is an all volunteer association of Americanists.

The CO2 control knob is just an illusion, says Soon. “If someone tells you CO2 is dangerous, ask them where do you think the knob should be at?”

And horror of horrors, Professor Soon thinks the Sun is the primary driver of climate change.

Thanks to Hal Shurtleff for this video.


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Ontario farmers on brink of disaster – Wettest summer in 150 years

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 16:13

Cool, rainy spring and summer. So much rain that the hay is soggy.

“Local farmers in the Kawarthas say they are in dire circumstances, which will become more critical if the weather fails to bring the sunshine and warm temperatures,” says

“No matter how old you are, we haven’t seen weather like this,” said local beef farmer David Whittington. “Last year, we had the driest summer in a hundred years and now we have the wettest in 150 years.”

“What we need right now is heat, and more heat . . . and more heat,” said Whittington.

The Kawarthas Lakes region, about 90 miles northeast of Toronto, is considered part of Central Ontario.  The region includes hundreds of lakes and rivers.

Thanks to Terry Homeniuk for this link

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Coldest July 13th in Saint John in at least 146 years

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 15:50

Record cold in New Brunswick.

Weather summary for New Brunswick
issued by Environment Canada
Friday 14 July 2017.

The following stations set a daily minimum temperature record on
July 13, 2017:

Grand Manan
New record of 4.9
Old record of 7.8 set in 1895
Records in this area have been kept since 1883

Saint John
New record of 5.5
Old record of 5.6 set in 1886
Records in this area have been kept since 1871

Since records have been kept in Saint John “only” since 1871, this could possibly have been the coldest July 13th in more than 146 years.

Thanks to K Cairns for this info

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Record cold and “unusual” snowfall for Chile

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 12:42

Forecast to break cold record set in 1924. 

Meteorology forecasts up to 15 cm (8 inches) of snow in Santiago this Saturday.

“While snow in the capital is unusual, it is not unheard of,” said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Jason Nicholls.

Santiago has not had snow since 2011, said Nicholls. “There was also another instance of snow whitening Santiago in 2007.”

There is “a high probability” that the snowfall could surpass the phenomenon of 2007 when a great part of the Metropolitan Region was covered of white, especially in the precordilleranos sectors.

Heavier snow will further bury nearby mountains, according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Rob Miller.

“Totals of 30 to perhaps as high as 90 cm (1 to 3 feet) will fall,” said  Miller. “The ski resorts will love it.”

On Sunday the temperature will fall drastically, plummeting to 6 below zero C (lower 20s F) in downtown Santiago.

That would break the all-time record low of -4.6 C (23.7 F) set in July 1924 at the Quinta Normal station (the official weather observation site in downtown Santiago), according to data from the Chilean Meteorological Office.

“The suburbs are expected to turn even colder,” says Accuweather.×540.jpg

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for these links

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Grand Solar Minimums bring the collapse of Civilizations

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 11:55

About time reality was shoved into the faces of the IPCC and the UN. Our enslavers are middle class elitist socialists. – J.H. Walker___________________________________

Grand Solar Minimums bring the collapse of Civilizations

By J.H. Walker

During the Dalton (sunspot) Minimum and the early part of the French Revolution around 1789, when told that her French subjects had no bread, Marie-Antoinette (bride of France’s King Louis XVI) supposedly sniffed, “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche”—“Let them eat cake.”

At that time, cake was a lower value food item than whole grain bread, which was the staple food item of the working classes. The result of that single Grand Solalr Minimum was two hundred years of political warfare between left and right political systems, with the workers stuck in the middle.

The modern version of “let them eat cake” for the (socialist) Governments in Europe has been to levy massive taxes on energy used by the working masses to get to work, whilst at work, for cooking, and staying warm in the winter.

This is after the excessive taxes levied at source on a worker’s efforts to keep a roof over their family’s heads and food on the table for the small number of children most western families can afford, following a worldwide Financial Depression far worse than the 1929 crash.

Our enslavers are middle class elitist socialists

What happens when the workers realise their enslavers are middle class elitist socialists and not the so called right wing Republicans or the UK Conservatives.

Even in France the socialists are no longer electable. To get elected they have changed their spots and called themselves something else, yet they utter the same Green clap trap of conformity, and climate consensus based on lies and intend on spending lots and lots of US dollars, the US is not going to give.

Grand Solar Minimums not only bring cold, wet and windy weather on a world wide basis; they bring the collapse of Civilisations* and the birth of new ones.

(* Civilizations, if you’re in the U.S.)

“The above is what is affected by a Little Ice Age crop yields decrease on a worldwide basis,” says J.H.

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Widespread Antarctic cooling

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 12:14

A reanalysis of the WMO 1981-2010 2m temperature  anomaly for June, 2017, shows widespread Antarctic cooling.

Thanks to Jimmy Walter for this link



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Unusually cold summer in Moscow causing depression

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 11:48

Comparable to winter depression typically seen in January and February.


An unusually cold summer is partially responsible for a spike in Muscovites calling in for psychological help, RT reported.

Psychology experts said that the cold, rainy summer is fueling negative feelings, which they equate with a winter depression typically seen in January and February.

Thanks to Julian for this link

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Temperature has been decreasing as CO2 increased

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 11:11

Greenland ice cores tell the story.

If you look at this graph over the last 8,000 years or so, you will see that temperature has been decreasing as CO2 increased.

Thanks to Jack Hydrazine for this link

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The most important thing to understand

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 18:00

“Climate change policy is about how we redistribute de facto the world’s wealth.” – Ottmar Edenhofer, lead author of the IPCC’s fourth report. Speaking in 2010:

“One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. Instead, climate change policy is about how we redistribute de facto the world’s wealth.”

Thanks to Cecil Henry for this link

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Carbon dioxide actually cools atmosphere – Video

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 17:06

Global warming debunked … Yet again.

NASA report verifies that carbon dioxide actually cools the atmosphere.

This startling revelation comes from an article by Ethan A Huff back in May of 2013.

According to new data compiled by NASA’s Langley Research Center, says Huff, all those atmospheric greenhouse gases that Al Gore and all the other global warming hoaxers have long claimed are overheating and destroying our planet are actually cooling it.

As reported by Principia Scientific International (PSI), Martin Mlynczak and his colleagues at NASA tracked infrared emissions from the earth’s upper atmosphere during and following a recent solar storm.

They found that the vast majority of energy released from the sun during this immense coronal mass ejection (CME) was reflected back up into space rather than deposited into earth’s lower atmosphere.

The result was an overall cooling effect that completely contradicts claims made by NASA’s own climatology division that greenhouse gases are a cause of global warming.

“Carbon dioxide and nitric oxide are natural thermostats,” explains James Russell of Hampton University, SABER’s principal investigator.  “When the upper atmosphere (or ‘thermosphere’) heats up, these molecules try as hard as they can to shed that heat back into space.”

CO2 and NO are “the two most efficient coolants tn the thermosphere,” this video explains. They re-radiate 95 percent of the total energy hitting the earth’s upper atmosphere back into space.

The flurry of solar activity that the NASA scientists tracked “dumped enough heat in Earth’s upper atmosphere to power every residence in New York City for two years.”

More details on the NASA SABER study:

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Greenhouse theory reduced to hogwash

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 16:13

‘All observed climatic changes have natural causes completely outside of human control’ – Ned Nikolov, Ph.D. in physical science, and Karl Zeller, retired Ph.D

If the results hold up, “the global warming hypothesis, alarmist hysteria, 97 percent consensus, political movements, and climate treaties are reduced to hogwash.”  – Gary L. Achtemeier, retired federal research meteorologist.

8 Jul 2017 – “A new scientific paper contends the entire foundation of the man-made global-warming theory – the assumption that greenhouse gases warm the atmosphere by trapping heat – is wrong.” says this article on World News Daily.

The article, written by Alex Newman, is entitled “Study blows greenhouse theory out of the water.”

Here are excerpts:

If confirmed, the study’s findings would crush the entire “climate change” movement to restrict CO2 emissions, the authors assert. Some experts contacted by WND criticized the paper, while others advised caution.

The paper argues that concentrations of CO2 and other supposed “greenhouse gases” in the atmosphere have virtually no effect on the earth’s temperature.

They conclude the entire greenhouse gas theory is incorrect.

Instead, the earth’s “greenhouse” effect is a function of the sun and atmospheric pressure, which results from gravity and the mass of the atmosphere, rather than the amount of greenhouse gases such as CO2 and water vapor in the atmosphere.

The same is true for other planets and moons with a hard surface, the authors contend, pointing to the temperature and atmospheric data of various celestial bodies collected by NASA.

So precise is the formula, the authors of the paper told WND, that, by using it, they were able to correctly predict the temperature of other celestial bodies not included in their original analysis.

The paper

The paper, published recently in the journal Environment Pollution and Climate Change, was written by Ned Nikolov, a Ph.D. in physical science, and Karl Zeller, retired Ph.D. research meteorologist.

The new paper, headlined “New Insights on the Physical Nature of the Atmospheric Greenhouse Effect Deduced from an Empirical Planetary Temperature Model,” argues that greenhouse theory is incorrect.

Completely outside of human control

“Humans cannot in principle affect the global climate through industrial emissions of CO2, methane and other similar gases or via changes in land use,” said Nikolov. “All observed climatic changes have natural causes that are completely outside of human control.”



“Our study blows the greenhouse theory completely out of the water. There is nothing left,” Nikolov said.

The greenhouse theory, Nikolov explained, is based on the assumption that a free convective atmosphere – an atmosphere with no “lid” on it – can trap heat.

“Glass boxes get warmer inside when exposed to the sun not because they trap long-wave radiation, as thought by Fourier, but because they hamper the exchange of air between the inside of a box and the outside environment,” he added.

Zeller, a retired U.S. Air Force reserve colonel and a retired research meteorologist who worked for the U.S. Forest Service and NOAA, also said that the monumental implications of the findings would extend even beyond the climate debate.

While describing himself as a “flaming, bleeding heart liberal,” Zeller noted that this should all be about science, not politics.

“This climate controversy is costing billions, making the wrong folks rich, and keep us from solving real environmental problems,” he explained.

If correct, the implications of the discovery would be enormous, multiple scientists told WND.

For one, it means the climate projections used to forecast warming doom and justify a wide range of policies are completely wrong.

Nils-Axel Mörner, the retired chief of the Paleogeophysics and Geodynamics Department at Stockholm University, was among those who expressed support for the findings.

Mörner, who served as an expert reviewer for the UN IPCC until realizing that it was not truly interested in science, added that he “fully” endorsed the conclusions offered by Nikolov.

Professor Philip Lloyd with the Energy Institute at South Africa’s Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) also expressed support for the paper.

“Nikolov’s work is very interesting, and I think the underlying physics is sound,” he told WND in an e-mail.

Lloyd, who was educated in nuclear physics at MIT and also served on the UN IPCC, noted that “slightly more than half of all climate scientists have just a bit of doubt about the ‘human-made carbon dioxide causes global warming’ hypothesis.”

Lloyd also serves as a professor at the Agricultural University of Beijing and was nominated by the UN IPCC in 2007 as part of the team to share the Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore.

“Nikolov and Zeller may have found the answer – the sun,” he said. “We have known for some time that solar activity and global temperatures are highly correlated, but correlation and cause are not the same. However, Nikolov has managed to link the two in what seems to be a scientifically sound manner.

Yet another prominent expert who suggested the new paper was important and needed to be considered was Nicola Scafetta, a professor at the University of Naples Federico II.

Reduced to hogwash

Another scientist who highlighted the potential significance of Nikolov’s and Zeller’s findings was Gary L. Achtemeier, a retired federal research meteorologist.

“If the results withstand what is sure to be fiery scrutiny, then the global warming hypothesis, alarmist hysteria, 97 percent consensus, political movements, and climate treaties are reduced to hogwash,” the retired meteorologist concluded.

See much, much more of this fine article:

Thanks to Don Brown for this link

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The crisis of integrity-deficient science

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 12:22

“Falsified, fraudulent science that is being used to drive and justify expensive policies, laws and regulations.” – Paul Driessen


“From Duke University to EPA to the New England Journal of Medicine to multiple climate scientists, the ongoing epidemic of agenda-driven science by press release and falsification has reached crisis proportions,” writes Paul Driessen. “Now we have an even more outrageous case – involving the once American Academy for the Advancement of Science.

“Its journal Science recently published an article that violated multiple guidelines for scientific integrity. In claiming that field studies in three countries show exposure to neonicotinoid pesticides adversely impacts bees, the article’s authors selected nine statistical data analyses that backed up their claims – but could have been experimental errors or purely random results. That’s because those nine negatives came out of a database of 258 statistical data analyses, of which a solid 238 found no effects on bees from neonics and seven found beneficial effects!”

“This sorry state of falsified, fraudulent science that is being used to drive and justify expensive policies, laws and regulations.”


The crisis of integrity-deficient science

Falsifying or ignoring data that don’t support conclusions or agendas is worse than junk science

By Paul Driessen

The epidemic of agenda-driven science by press release and falsification has reached crisis proportions.

In just the past week: Duke University admitted that its researchers had falsified or fabricated data that were used to get $113 million in EPA grants – and advance the agency’s air pollution and “environmental justice” programs. A New England Journal of Medicine (NJEM) article and editorial claimed the same pollutants kill people – but blatantly ignored multiple studies demonstrating that there is no significant, evidence-based relationship between fine particulates and human illness or mortality.

In an even more outrageous case, the American Academy for the Advancement of Science’s journal Science published an article whose authors violated multiple guidelines for scientific integrity. The article claimed two years of field studies in three countries show exposure to neonicotinoid pesticides reduces the ability of honeybees and wild bees to survive winters and establish new populations and hives the following year. Not only did the authors’ own data contradict that assertion – they kept extensive data out of their analysis and incorporated only what supported their (pre-determined?) conclusions.

Some 90% of these innovative neonic pesticides are applied as seed coatings, so that crops absorb the chemicals into their tissue and farmers can target only pests that feed on the crops. Neonics largely eliminate the need to spray with old-line chemicals like pyrethroids that clearly do harm bees.  But neonics have nevertheless been at the center of debate over their possible effects on bees, as well as ideological opposition in some quarters to agricultural use of neonics – or any manmade pesticides.

Laboratory studies had mixed results and were criticized for overdosing bees with far more neonics than they would ever encounter in the real world, predictably affecting their behavior and often killing them. Multiple field studies – in actual farmers’ fields – have consistently shown no adverse effects on honeybees at the colony level from realistic exposures to neonics. In fact, bees thrive in and around neonic-treated corn and canola crops in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and elsewhere.

So how did the Dr. Ben Woodcock, et al. Center for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) field studies reach such radically different conclusions? After all, the researchers set up 33 sites in fields in Germany, Hungary and England, each one with groups of honeybee or wild bee colonies in or next to oilseed rape (canola) crops. Each group involved one test field treated with fungicides, a neonic and a pyrethroid; one field treated with a different neonic and fungicides; and one “control” group by a field treated only with fungicides. They then conducted multiple data analyses throughout the two-year trial period.

The authors fudged the data

Their report and Science article supposedly presented all the results of their exhaustive research. They did not. The authors fudged the data, and the “peer reviewers” and AAAS journal editors failed to spot the massive flaws. Other reviewers (here, here and here) quickly found the gross errors, lack of transparency and misrepresentations – but not before the article and press releases had gone out far and wide.

Thankfully, and ironically, the Woodcock-CEH study was funded by Syngenta and Bayer, two companies that make neonics. That meant the companies received the complete study and all 1,000 pages of data – not just the portions carefully selected by the article authors. Otherwise, all that inconvenient research information would probably still be hidden from view – and the truth would never have come out.

Most glaring, as dramatically presented in a chart that’s included in each of the reviews just cited, there were far more data sets than suggested by the Science article. In fact, there were 258 separate honeybee statistical data analyses. Of the 258, a solid 238 found no effects on bees from neonics! Seven found beneficial effects from neonics! Just nine found harmful impacts, and four had insufficient data.

Not one group of test colonies in Germany displayed harmful effects, but five benefitted from neonics. Five in Hungary showed harm, but the nosema gut fungus was prevalent in Hungarian beehives during the study period; it could have affected bee foraging behavior and caused colony losses. But Woodcock and CEH failed to mention the problem or reflect it in their analyses. Instead, they blamed neonics.

In England, four test colony groups were negatively affected by neonics, while two benefitted, and the rest showed no effects. But numerous English hives were infested with Varroa mites, which suck on bee blood and carry numerous pathogens that they transmit to bees and colonies. Along with poor beekeeping and mite control practices, Varroa could have been the reason a number of UK test colonies died out during the study – but CEH blamed neonics.

(Incredibly, even though CEH’s control hives in England were far from any possible neonic exposure, they had horrendous overwinter bee losses: 58%, compared to the UK national average of 14.5% that year, while overwinter colony losses for CEH hives were 67-79% near their neonic-treated fields.)

In sum, fully 95% of all the hives studied by CEH demonstrated no effects or benefitted from neonic exposure – but the Science magazine authors chose to ignore them, and focus on nine hives (3% of the total) which displayed harmful impacts that they attributed to neonicotinoids.

Almost as amazing, CEH analyses found that nearly 95% of the time pollen and nectar in hives showed no measurable neonic residues. Even samples taken directly from neonic-treated crops did not have residues – demonstrating that bees in the CEH trials were likely never even exposed to neonics.

How then could CEH researchers and authors come to the conclusions they did? How could they ignore the 245 out of 258 honeybee statistical data analyses that demonstrated no effects or beneficial effects from neonics? How could they focus on the nine analyses (3.4%) that showed negative effects – a number that could just as easily have been due to random consequences or their margin of error?

The sheer number of “no effect” results (92%) is consistent with what a dozen other field studies have found: that foraging on neonicotinoid-treated crops has no effect on honeybees. Why was this ignored?

Also relevant is the fact that CEH honeybee colonies near neonic-treated fields recovered from any adverse effects of their exposure to neonics before going into their winter clusters. As “super organisms,” honeybee colonies are able to metabolize many pesticides and detoxify themselves. This raises doubts about whether any different overwintering results between test colonies and controls can properly be ascribed to neonics. Woodcock, et al. should have discussed this, but failed to do so.

Finally, as The Mad Virologist pointed out, if neonics have negative impacts on bees, the effects should have been consistent across multiple locations and seed treatments. They were not. In fact, the number of bee larval cells during crop flowering periods for one neonic increased in response to seed treatments in Germany, but declined in Hungary and had no change in England. For another neonic, the response was neutral (no change) in all three countries. Something other than neonics clearly seems to be involved.

The honest, accurate conclusion would have been that exposure to neonics probably had little or no effect on the honeybees or wild bees that CEH studied. The Washington Post got that right; Science did not.

US law defines “falsification” as (among other things) “changing or omitting data or results, such that the research is not accurately represented in the research record.” Woodcock and CEH clearly did that. Then the AAAS and Science failed to do basic fact-checking before publishing the article; the media parroted the press releases; and anti-pesticide factions rushed to say “the science is settled” against neonics.

The AAAS and Science need to retract the Woodcock article, apologize for misleading the nation, and publish an article that fully, fairly and accurately represents what the CEH research and other field studies actually documented. They should ban Woodcock and his coauthors from publishing future articles in Science and issue press releases explaining all these actions. The NJEM should take similar actions.

Duke should be prosecuted

Meanwhile, Duke should be prosecuted, fined and compelled to return the fraudulently obtained funds.

Failure to do so would mean falsification and fraud have replaced integrity at the highest levels of once-respected American institutions of scientific investigation, learning and advancement.

Paul Driessen is senior policy analyst for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow ( and author of Eco-Imperialism: Green power – Black death.


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“It has been a phenomenal year for icebergs”

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 16:25

Massive icebergs that dwarf seaside houses are drawing visitors from around the globe to Newfoundland and Labrador.

“It has been a phenomenal year for icebergs,” said Joe O’Brien of O’Brien’s Whale and Bird Tours.

It’s a banner iceberg viewing season, said Bob Currie of Discovery Sea Adventures in Bonavista.

The icebergs are located in North Atlantic shipping lanes, nicknamed “Iceberg Alley,” which reminds tourists of the Titanic. The Titanic  sank after hitting an iceberg.

“They always ask about that, how big a berg it was that hit it. When they realize how big those bergs are … they’re really amazed,” said Currie.

One of the giant icebergs near town is grounded in 120 meters (394′) of water, said Currie. That means that the part of the iceberg that you cannot see  is about the depth of a 40-story building.

The icebergs are so big that they are generating their own waterfalls.

The U.S. Coast Guard International Ice Patrol said in late April that strong winds had helped pull about 673 icebergs into North Atlantic shipping lanes off eastern Newfoundland. That’s almost as many icebergs as were counted during last year’s entire ice season, which usually ends in late September.

I assume we’ll be told that this is caused by global warming.

See a photo of one of these monsters.

Thanks to Terry Homeniuk for this link



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Near record ice growth in Greenland

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 15:43

“Oh look,” say alarmists. “An Arctic squirrel.”

Greenland has gained a near record amount of ice this year, and the ice is melting very slowly, says Tony Heller.

AGW alarmists yell about melting ice but “in fact they lie,” says James Delingpole. “Almost all Greenland’s surface is gaining ice.”

See entire article by James Delingpole:

Thanks to Glenn Cuthbert for this link


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“Bountiful” snowfall allows California Ski Resorts to stay open all summer

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 14:40

Skiing in the Sierras well past the 4th of July is “extremely rare,” says meteorologist.


“Notice the wording,” says reader. The article says, “The mountain could potentially be open through the summer, fall and into the start of next ski season.”

Squaw Valley Ski Resort in Olympic Valley, California, and Mammoth Mountain in Mammoth Lakes, California, are among the resorts that remain open for skiing.

Mammoth Mountain hopes to stay open until August.

Last season, Squaw Valley closed on Memorial Day; however, Sam Kieckhefer, public relations coordinator for Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, believes the resort could break their record for the latest date of operation.

This will be the first time ever that we will attempt to operate beyond the 4th of July, Kieckhefer said.

The mountain could potentially be open through the summer, fall and into the start of next ski season.

“Skiing into early June is not too abnormal for the highest Sierra resorts, but skiing well past the Fourth of July is extremely rare,” said AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Ken Clark said..

Thanks to Harold J. Satterfield for this link

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AGW causes drought – and excessive rain – in California

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 14:11

By Tom0Mason

AGW causes drought – and excessive rain – in California

AGW means no winter snow in Europe, except when there is excessive snow.

More warming means expanding deserts , except were unprecedented rain makes it green.

Monsoons will fail, or may be more intense.
AGW and the majic of CO2 covers all eventualities even when it doesn’t.

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Let me see if I understand this

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 14:06
By Harold J. Satterfield

Let me see if I understand this

Global warming will make the world warmer, unless it doesn’t, then it won’t. If it doesn’t and it won’t, global warming will make the world colder, even though you counted on it getting warmer and windier, and invested a very large amount of money based on the idea that you could use the effects caused by warming to make electricity with giant windmills, that now aren’t getting enough wind because global warming really made it colder instead of warmer the way all the computer models predicted.

And though all the global warming prophets of doom were wrong about it getting warmer and windier, they’re really right, because cooling is caused by warming, even though it’s not windier, and you’re stuck with outrageous electric bills, but it’s not their fault.

Or something like that…

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Jumping Kangaroos: 1 – Autonomous Cars: 0

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 16:08

Self-driving cars have a problem.


Jumping Kangaroos: 1 – Autonomous Cars: 0

By Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser

As The Verge reports, self-driving, i.e. “autonomous cars” (ACs) have a problem, at least in Aussie-land. They can’t figure out whether the kangaroos are going to jump or not or, if so, where to.

At least the Volvo company engineers recognized the kangaroo problem and admitted to it. Other AC proponents appear to be less cognizant or forthcoming at this time.

Western Grey Kangaroos – Wikipedia image

Perhaps the problem is even worse than you may have thought. The autonomous cars’ computers may not be able to differentiate between kangaroos, jumping mice, or any other “small animal” species with a tail — or even between some without a tail.

Deep Thinking Needed

Clearly, this problem calls for some deep thinking by the crème de la crème of entrepreneurial thinkers of the day, like the ones that think YOU should go to Mars, while they are just fine here on Earth. Of course, there aren’t any kangaroos on planet Mars, yet, as far as we know, so their current talk is easy.

There is an old proverb “Many hounds soon catch the hare.” A hare will always be able to outrun ONE hound, as it jumps ”any which way” while a whole pack of hounds will be the hare’s demise.

But let’s get back down to Earth again and begin.

The First Step

The first step is to re-charge all your battery-powered devices, or replace the batteries with new and fully charged ones. (I hope you don’t miss any).  Remember the blowout of the Deepwater Horizon well in the Gulf of Mexico, offshore Louisiana in 2010? It was supposedly due to a small battery that had not been replaced with a new one. I cannot vouch for the veracity of that but it sounds plausible.

If you think of all the timing devices in your home that run on batteries, some for years, you may be surprised. They include not just electric wrist watches, but light-, darkness-, or motion-activated gadgets, some handheld drills, lights and other devices that run on batteries and need a minimum voltage and also a deliverable energy supply to function properly.

Many of those instruments come with their own “power packs” to recharge the gadget’s battery system when needed but few of those are interchangeable. Nearly each manufacturer has its own battery design, voltage and power pack requirement, outgoing plug design and so forth. Over time I appear to have accumulated a variety of such I don’t remember what they were used for in the past, nor appear to fit any new gadget. Even the all-knowing Wiki page shows only a small selection of the available variety.

After you have taken care of all those little problems comes the real challenge.

The Real Challenge

The real challenge is to make the things work without fail, even under less than ideal conditions. It requires a much higher level of understanding of the technology, its potential failure points and, above all, the complexities of life and potential encounters of all sorts. If that were an easy problem to solve, it would have happened already decades ago. The many thousands (or millions) of computer programmers that work diligently to improve and enhance existing software to run everything would hardly have any work left to do if it were.

In fact, more people seem to be employed in that field than ever before and the demand for new talent is growing even more rapidly that the supply. If anything, that points to the increasing complexity in the field and a commensurate difficulty in keeping abreast with new developments.


The complexities of life and gadgets are rising fast. On a personal level you may have experienced more volume of junk email and more “too-good-to-be true” offers than in the past. Even with internet service providers strengthening their junk mail filters and guarding against malicious software buried in innocuous looking files, you cannot be sure of a novel malware not getting through to your own system.

Just imagine the problems faced by multi-level systems with millions of concurrent users, such as large government agencies, or autonomous cars (that may be conferring with each other in real time) and some wayward kangaroos nearby for good measure. Even if the cars’ computers can project the anticipated path of one jumping roo, a whole troop of roos is likely to cause a computer headache.

My bet is still on the roos.


Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser is a professional scientist with a Ph.D. in chemistry from the Technical University, Munich, Germany. He has worked as a research scientist and project chief at Environment Canada‘s Canada Centre for Inland Waters for over 30 years and is currently Director of Research at TerraBase Inc. He is author of nearly 300 publications in scientific journals, government and agency reports, books, computer programs, trade magazines, and newspaper articles.

Dr. Kaiser has been president of the International Association for Great Lakes Research, a peer reviewer of numerous scientific papers for several journals, Editor-in-Chief of the Water Quality Research Journal of Canada for nearly a decade, and an adjunct professor. He has contributed to a variety of scientific projects and reports and has made many presentations at national and international conferences.

Dr. Kaiser is author of CONVENIENT MYTHS, the green revolution – perceptions, politics, and facts

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