Great Moments In Science

ScreenHunter_1147 Mar. 29 09.10 ScreenHunter_1146 Mar. 29 09.06

About stevengoddard

Just having fun
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

7 Responses to Great Moments In Science

  1. Shazaam says:

    I would have added Michael Moore sampling that “cappuccino” from a beaker…..

    But I’m kinda twisted that way 😉

  2. Chuck says:

    Love it!

  3. Andy Oz says:

    Outstanding!

    Oo Oo I have another moron example.
    Humans to go extinct says health nutty “professor”!
    http://m.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/climate-change-could-make-humans-extinct-warns-health-expert-20140330-35rus.html

    • Gail Combs says:

      Humans did quite nicely when the earth was 2-3C warmer than present. It is COLD that kills.
      Greenland Ice core graph with rise and fall of civilizations

      This is a great graph: temperature change by centcury in °F If Humans are affecting climate we have made it MORE stable (snicker)

      The 1974 CIA report even points out that it was climate turned COLD that killed off civilizations:

      “A Study of Climatological Research as it Pertains to Intelligence Problems”

      Click to access 1974.pdf

      pg 7
      “… Since 1972 the grain crisis has intensified…. Since 1969 the storage of grain has decreased from 600 million metric tons to less than 100 million metric tons – a 30 day supply… many governments have gone to great lengths to hide their agricultural predicaments from other countries as well as from their own people…

      pg 9
      The archaeologists and climatotologists document a rather grim history… There is considerable evidence that these empires may not have been undone by barbarian invaders but by climatic change…. has tied several of these declines to specific global cool periods, major and minor, that affected global atmospheric circulation and brought wave upon wave of drought to formerly rich agricultural lands.

      Refugees from these collapsing civilizations were often able to migrate to better lands… This would be of little comfort however,… The world is too densely populated and politically divided to accommodate mass migration.

      page 22 states:
      The climate of the 1800s was far less favorable for agriculture in most areas of the world. In the United States during that century, the midwest grain-producing areas were cooler and wetter and snow lines of the Russian steppes lasted for longer periods of time. More extended periods of drought were noted in the areas of the Soviet Union now known as the new lands. More extensive monsoon failures were common around the world, affecting in particular China, the Philippines and the Indian Subcontinent.

      The Wisconsin analysis questions whether a return to these climate conditions could support a population that has grown from 1.1 billion in 1850 to 3.75 billion in 1970. The Wisconsin group predicted that the climate could not support the world’s population since technology offers no immediate solution. Further world grain reserves currently amount to less than one month; thus any delay in supplies implies mass starvation. They also contended that new crop strains could not be developed over night… Moreover they observed that agriculture would become even more energy dependent in a world of declining resources.….

      • Andy Oz says:

        That civilization graph is a beauty Gail. Bookmarking that one.
        I saw another graph today with the ice core going back 450,000 years or so (Vostok or Greenland, not sure which).
        Definitive in so many ways. I think it was on Joe Bastardi’s twitter but cant find it now to share. Too bad.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s