Stiff Competition For Stupidest Tweet

Alarmists are out in force showing off their stupidity today.

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90 Responses to Stiff Competition For Stupidest Tweet

  1. rabbit says:

    The switch from the label “global warming” to “climate change” many years ago was a public relations disaster, as many in the public took it for a rationalization that allowed alarmist to claim any bit of weather as evidence of imminent catastrophe.

    • Dave says:

      “The switch from the label “global warming” to “climate change” many years ago was a public relations disaster”

      Public relations disaster? For skeptics. Its made it easier for the alarmists to keep peddling their baloney. If they had kept up the “global warming” label how many people in the eastern US would be buying into the scam?

    • ronnie says:

      Changing the narrative from “GW” > “CC” was a propaganda play by a Republican (his name eludes me at the moment) to neutralize the negative connotation of “warming”.

      It appears ‘Atmospheric Anthropogenic Carbon Dioxide Driven Catastropic Global Climate Disruption’ apostles, prophets and acolytes embraced the term “Climate Change” when the temperature data they relied upon suggested warming had stopped.

      Stay warm my friends,
      -ronnie

      • Gary H says:

        We need to change the narrative from GW to AGW, and from CC, to ACC.

        Anytime someone asks someone (and Congressmen come to mind), “do you believe GW/CC?” They should first respond with, “Could you please be clear as to what you mean? (they won’t have an intelligent thought here – so continue) “Are you speaking of AGW? Is that what you mean to say? Because sure, I believe in GW,and Global Cooling, for that matter. Goodness following the hundred yrs long MWP period, the earth cooled for hundreds of years, culminating in the LIA. Following that miserable period on earth, we’ve had global warming for the past 150+ years, in starts and stops (lately a stop, mind you). Do I believe that since around 1950, there might have been a human footprint on some of that warming? Well, most people/scientists seem to be thinking that way – but the question is, ‘how much . . (if it’s really measurable)?”

        “Further, I suspect then you want to know if I believe that if that human footprint on GW continues, or becomes greater, if there might eventually be additional CC, in excess of naturally occurring CC, as so many have been predicting; noting that there really is no established evidence of any to date. Is this along the lines of what you intended to ask me?”

        I believe that Judith Curry touched on this subject line once before, as well.

        The conversation will change from useless, to interesting/informative/constructive as soon as leading politicans/pundits/others start challenging the national media in this fashion.

        Pass it along – play it forward.

        Thanks

  2. Fred from Canuckistan . . . says:

    Oooohh that one is a doozer.

    The year is still young but we have a major contender for Biggest Dumbass Moronic Stupid Eco Hysterical Tweet of the Year award.

    Going to very difficult to top that one.

  3. SMS says:

    To repeat, the temperature of the world has gone up a piddling 1.0 degree F ( I’m using the alarmist est. not mine) and somehow this minute upward change in temperature is creating our current weather patterns. A temperature increase we could not even feel happening in our own home.

    The past history of weather shows temperature fluctuations of greater than 130 degrees F from winter cold records to winter warm records and the same for summer cold records to summer hot records. Alarmists cannot grasp the range of variability of weather.

    Alarmists have a mindset that weather is suppose to follow a very flat pattern with no variability. Someday Al Gore will pass gas and alarmists will claim that as an extreme weather event.

    • Gail Combs says:

      Actually the temperature has gone DOWN 1-3°C.

      Temperature and precipitation history of the Arctic 2010
      Miller et al
      Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research and Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado, USA et al

      …. Solar energy reached a summer maximum (9% higher than at present) ~11 ka ago and has been decreasing since then, primarily in response to the precession of the equinoxes. The extra energy elevated early Holocene summer temperatures throughout the Arctic 1-3°C above 20th century averages, enough to completely melt many small glaciers throughout the Arctic, although the Greenland Ice Sheet was only slightly smaller than at present. Early Holocene summer sea ice limits were substantially smaller than their 20th century average, and the flow of Atlantic water into the Arctic Ocean was substantially greater. As summer solar energy decreased in the second half of the Holocene, glaciers re-established or advanced, sea ice expanded

      If you are talking CLIMATE then don’t use short term weather.

      • Winnipeg Boy says:

        +1
        From NOAA: Abrupt cooling about 15,000 years ago gives way to abrupt warming at the end of the Younger Dryas period some 11,600 years ago, with a climatic ripple effect impacting habitats around the world.
        Abrupt probably means over 1,000 years.

        • Gail Combs says:

          Abrupt means anywhere from one year to a couple of decades. Dr Alley found the switch from the Wisconsin Ice Age to the Holocene occurred in one year!

          ….If we take a stroll between this interglacial and the last one back, the Eemian, we find in the Greenland ice cores that there were 24 Dansgaard-Oeschger oscillations (Figure 5, originally figure 1. Sole et al, 2007), or abrupt warmings that occurred from just a few years to mere decades that average between 8-10C rises (D-O 19 scored 16C). The nominal difference between earth’s cold (glacial) and warm (interglacial) states being on the order of 20C….

          Sole, Turiel and Llebot writing in Physics Letters A (366 [2007] 184 – 189) identified three classes of D-O oscillations in the Greenland GISP2 ice cores A (brief), B (medium) and C (long), reflecting the speed at which the warming relaxes back to the cold glacial state…

          Perhaps one of the more poignant moments in all of climate science occurred in 1992, documented by John D. Cox, writing in Climate Crash: Abrupt Climate Change and What it Means for our Future (John Henry Press, an imprint of the National Academies Press, ISBN: 0-309-54565-X, 224 pages, 2005), which describes the initial discovery of Abrupt Climate Change (ACC) and also introduces a main character, Dr. Richard B. Alley:

          They knew they had the critical layer of ice….

          “‘You did not need to be a trained ice core observer to see this,’ recalled Alley. ‘Ken Taylor is sitting there with the ECM and he’s running along and his green line is going wee, wee, wee, wee – Boing! Weep! Woop! And then it stays down.’ Dust in the windy ice age atmosphere lowered the acidity of the core to a completely new state. ‘We’re just standing there and he just draws a picture of it,”‘Alley said.”….

          “In the GISP2 science trench, the tray holding the section of core rolled down the assembly line and then it was Alley’s turn at the ice. “It slides across in front of me and I’m trying to identify years: ‘That’s a year, that’s a year and that’s a year, and – woops, that one’s only half as thick.’ And it’s sitting there just looking at you. And there’s a huge change in the appearance of the ice, it goes from being clear to being not clear, having a lot of dust.”

          …climate can switch abruptly from its cold to its warm state in just one year.

          “Recent scientific evidence shows that major and widespread climate changes have occurred with startling speed. For example, roughly half the north Atlantic warming since the last ice age was achieved in only a decade, and it was accompanied by significant climatic changes across most of the globe. Similar events, including local warmings as large as 16°C, occurred repeatedly during the slide into and climb out of the last ice age. Human civilizations arose after those extreme, global ice-age climate jumps.”

          “The new paradigm of an abruptly changing climatic system has been well established by research over the last decade, but this new thinking is little known and scarcely appreciated in the wider community of natural and social scientists and policy-makers.” (“Abrupt Climate Change – Inevitable Surprises”, Committee on Abrupt Climate Change, National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences, 2002, ISBN: 0-309-51284-0, 244 pages, Richard B. Alley, chair).

          John D. Cox in “Climate Crash”. Three years before, the National Research Council, of which Richard Alley was chair, stated:

          “Briefly, the data indicate that cooling into the Younger Dryas occurred in a few prominent decade(s)-long steps, whereas warming at the end of it occurred primarily in one especially large step (Figure 1.2) of about 8°C in about 10 years and was accompanied by a doubling of snow accumulation in 3 years; most of the accumulation-rate change occurred in 1 year. (This matches well the change in wind-driven upwelling in the Cariaco Basin, offshore Venezuela, which occurred in 10 years or less [Hughen et al., 1996].)”

          “Ice core evidence also shows that wind-blown materials were more abundant in the atmosphere over Greenland by a factor of 3 (sea-salt, submicrometer dust) to 7 (dust measuring several micrometers) in the Younger Dryas atmosphere than after the event (Alley et al., 1995b; Mayewski et al., 1997) (Figure 2.1). Taylor et al. (1997) found that most of the change in most indicators occurred in one step over about 5 years at the end of the Younger Dryas, although additional steps of similar length but much smaller magnitude preceded and followed the main step, spanning a total of about 50 years.”
          The above quotes from page 27 of “Abrupt Climate Change – Inevitable Surprises” (referenced above).

          The End of The Holocene

      • Yes Gail. But we all died a few thousand years ago.

        That’s why we’re not here now.

        No wait a minute. Let me rethink.

    • Sean Cash says:

      I have hurricanes and tornadoes in my house all the time when the temerature changes 1 degree!!!!!

    • A C Osborn says:

      It doesn’t sound anywhere near as dramatic if you say it has increased by 0.34% Kelvin from normal does it?

      • Kelvin Vaughan says:

        Talking of kelvin, I just checked the CET for January 1934 and 2015. The max has gone up 0.2°K and the Min has gone up 0.4K.

        They are almost the same considering the range of normal temperatures. Quite a coincidence, or is it..

  4. Global warming doesn’t mean warming, and it doesn’t mean global. It has its own special meaning which only a peer reviewed scientist can explain, and only when he needs to. It can mean the exact opposite later, without prior notice.

    • Aphan says:

      Best. Answer. Ever!

    • nielszoo says:

      You win the best worst AND the worst best comment of the day award(s)… and a Chrysler Cordoba that you can pick up at Morty’s office.

    • Louis Hooffstetter says:

      Let me fix one minor glitch:
      “It has its own special meaning which only a peer reviewed climastrologist can explain…” or
      “It has its own special meaning which only a peer reviewed witch doctor can explain…”

      We need to be careful not to call these climate clowns scientists. They wouldn’t recognize the scientific method if it bit them on the ass.

      • Andy Oz says:

        The Union of African Witch Doctors strongly object to being falsely associated with quack climatastrophists. The UAWD witchery is real and proven by the following facts:
        1. They create the rain when needed by dancing, they don’t falsely predict it.
        2. They can indeed put a hex on Unfaithful spouses. (writer verified this)
        3. They dress better than the alarmist dimwittery
        4. Chicken entrails never lie.

      • Gail Combs says:

        Photo of a ClimAstrologist

        Photo of a …

  5. Rud Istvan says:

    Nicely played. A double play. 1. No change. 2. Hot and cold extremes in same year, worse in 1934. Deserves wider exposure.

  6. rah says:

    The question is: How many people that get their information on climate science from such tweets think they are truly informed?

  7. omanuel says:

    It doesn’t matter. AGW promoters lost the debate. The public knows now that Climategate emails were but the nose of a camel of global deceit.

    Climategate exposed a global FLAW in assumptions about the source of energy in, and physical structure of, neutron-rich cores of

    1. Heavy atoms like Uranium,
    2. Gaseous planets like Jupiter,
    3. Ordinary stars like the Sun,
    4. Galaxies like the Milky Way.

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10640850/Solar_Energy_For_Review.pdf

    If the decision to Unite Nations in 1945 to achieve “UN’s Agenda 21,”

    http://habitat.igc.org/agenda21/index.htm

    was also the beginning of worldwide collusion to hide the force that makes and sustains ordinary atoms out of neutron-rich material in cores of atoms, planets, stars and galaxies heavier than ~150 amu with a false:

    1. Standard Nuclear Model
    2. Standard Climate Model
    3. Standard Solar Model &
    4. Big Bang Cosmology . . .

    If so, world leaders may be tempted to take drastic action, like inciting racial or religious intolerance or a “false flag” nuclear war, to stay in power.

    Liberty will be lost if we accept as true the post-1945 “science” designed to destroy belief in a benevolent “Higher Power.”

    • Hugh says:

      I love you. Lets meet in Reykjavik airport next Saturday 1600 local time. I’ll be there with my plans to develop nuclear power.

  8. Gary H says:

    Yes – this is called AWWS.

    Anthropogenic Wild Wacky Syndrome.

  9. Realist says:

    So, if history is a guide…and we are seeing similar conditions today, that we saw in 1934…are we looking at another 20 years or so of cooling?

    http://www.woodfortrees.org/plot/hadcrut4gl/from:1934/to:1978/plot/hadcrut4gl/from:1934/to:1978/trend/plot/hadcrut4gl/from:2002/to:2015/plot/hadcrut4gl/from:2002/to:2015/trend

  10. MikeTheDenier says:

    Whenever some of my more “enlightened” liberal friends spout “climate change” I simply say “yeah, it’s been changing for over 4 billion years. So what?”

    • Gail Combs says:

      Tell them when the ClimAstrologists can explain the periodic Dansgaard-Oeschger oscillations with abrupt rises of 8 to 16C occurring in a few years then you will start paying attention to the 0.3C rise supposedly caused by mankind during the 20th century.

  11. He’s getting his head handed to him in the replies.

    • emsnews says:

      Yeah, global warming means MORE BLIZZARDS and more ice at both poles…these people are lunatics.

      Note this clueless joker doesn’t wonder where all the tornadoes and hurricanes ran off to.

    • Stephen Richards says:

      Should someone tell this numpty that wild and dangerous is not climate, It’s weather.

    • Scott says:

      That plot is so ridiculous in its coloring scheme. The hottest anomaly on there is about +10 deg, but the coldest is -30 deg. What that plot really shows is jet-stream-induced weather with the average U.S. temp being well below average.

      -Scott

  12. Psalmon says:

    I’d like to submit this Yahoo promoted story which appears on One Green Planet for most idiotic, where they claim among other things that the photos of flipped icebergs prove the melting of Greenland…yaddah yaddah. The real bell ringer here is when the author explains how icebergs float because of the higher density of sea water after point out icebergs are made of fresh water. They of course censor any comments that would point out their utter lack of intelligence.

    http://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/message-behind-photos-of-flipped-icebergs/

    • Gail Combs says:

      Flipped icebergs? That means the bottom melted in the warm water. So What.

      How the heck do they think the icebergs melt? And if they didn’t melt we would have icebergs littering the ocean from the north pole to the south pole thanks to the ocean currents.

      At times the stupidity of humankind amazes me.

      • Psalmon says:

        Yes it is hard to fight crazy and stupid all at the same time.

        BTW I still run into people who fill teapots with cold water because they claim it heats up faster. I’ve learned to smile, wait till they leave the room, dump the teapot, fill with hot water and then say, “wow that’s amazing” when it boils so quickly.

        • Gail Combs says:

          I use cold water in my teapot because I do not want the additional minerals lurking in the hot water tank in my tea. My well water has a lot of minerals. I got the nicest green (copper) crystal to form….

        • rah says:

          Gail I have a very good well about 85 ft. deep with over 60′ of head but have some iron. I put a simple paper filter element on the main in line before the water softener and use red out salt in the softner and it made all the difference. The paper filter is about 2′ long and easy to change.

        • Gail Combs says:

          rah, I can not use a water softener any more since salt sends my BP sky high. I will try the filter although I am not really worried about the minerals. I just do not want to over do it since I drink a lot of tea and water, up to a gallon or more in the summer.

        • rah says:

          Gail, something like this: http://www.familyhandyman.com/smart-homeowner/remove-water-sediment-with-a-whole-home-water-filter/view-all

          The case for mine is blue. The paper filter is about 2′ long. Replacement filter costs about $7.00. They recommend changing the filter element every three months but at my house I get over 4 months out of one. To change the filter:
          1. Set aside a large pan with clean water
          2. shut off the water before the filter
          3 relieve pressure on the system by opening a faucet.
          4. Detach filter case with plastic wrench provided
          5. Dump into sink and remove old filter
          6. clean out case with water you set aside
          7. install new paper filter element
          8. Reattach filter case
          9. turn on water and check for leaks.

          Every year during a change I inspect the rubber “O” ring that seals the unit and smear it with petroleum jelly to keep it supple.

          That simple whole house paper filter eliminated all the rust stains from my sinks, stools, and tub and shower. It made my tap water much nicer to drink though we do have a water cooler now that we use for drinking water and making coffee.

        • Gail Combs says:

          Thanks rah, I will certainly discuss it with my husband.

        • Latitude says:

          rah….”The paper filter is about 2′ long and easy to change.”

          rah, I need that! what brand and where did you find it???

          Thanks!

        • rah says:

          OK. Any one like Culligan, or Aquasystems, etc that deal water filtration and softener systems will have these or the equivalent. Here is the brand I use and I got it from a local dealer. http://www.hydronixwater.com/products
          My plastic housing that goes on the incoming water line: http://www.hydronixwater.com/specs/HDX-HF2.pdf
          The Polyester pleated filter that goes in the housing: http://www.hydronixwater.com/specs/HDX-SPC.pdf

          Specifically the cartridge is an SPC-25-2020 filter: 2.5″ outside diameter x 1.1″ inside diameter x 20″ long.

        • daninmn says:

          @Gail: please educate yourself on how a water softener works…. They don’t add salt to your water.

  13. SxyxS says:

    Damn it!
    Haven’t been for 24 hours in the internet and global warming turned from heat to fangerous weather variations.
    I’m so out of time.

    thx god there was no dangerous weather variations before 1971-just some clean and mild ice ages etc.

    • emsnews says:

      It was Camelot.

      remember this song:

      • Barbara says:

        Thanks, emsnews, I remember and have been thinking I am the only one! No one I know now understands what I’m talking about when I say, “What a wonderful Camelot rain we had last night. Sad! I had the great experience of being in San Francisco and seeing Richard Burton sing the song on stage in a production of Camelot. As I remember his back went out after that and he didn’t finish the run of the play. Good memories!

  14. nielszoo says:

    … it’s only a model.

  15. rah says:

    The following post and links are completely OT. But I just can’t let this historic anniversary go by without bringing it up. Seventy Years ago today began a five week period in which Hell On Earth reigned supreme on a stinking volcanic Island in the North Pacific Ocean. Eight square miles of volcanic rock and sand and ash called Iwo Jima.

    It would be more accurate to describe the 22,000+ Japanese defenders as being in Iwo Jima rather than on it because there were never very many above the surface at any one time during the battle. An airborne Marine FO flying over the battle on the second day in his small aircraft said he could distinctly make out the Marine lines and their fire but it was as if they were firing at nothing because the only indication where the enemy were was their return fire. On the fifth day a US Navy surgeon working in a fox hole dug in the black volcanic sand near the shore heard human noises below him. He evacuated the hole and the Marines dug down and found a boarded roof with an underground Japanese operating theater under it. So all the while that Navy surgeon had been treating his wounded a few feet directly below him a Japanese counterpart was doing the same for his own countrymen.

    When the battle was over 25,000 men were dead including 3 of the men pictured in that famous photograph by Joe Rosenthal who were killed in action (one by “friendly” fire). When that second flag raising on Mt. Suribachi depicted in that photograph occurred every ship in the invasion fleet in sight of it blew it’s whistle but the battle had really only just begun. Though all the Marine dead were exhumed from the cemeteries and sent home, a few of those never found remain. And there are hundreds if not thousands of Japanese dead still in the bunkers where the Marines buried them, some of them still alive at the time.

    27 Medal of Honor were awarded for actions during that battle. Four of them awarded to Navy Corpsmen. Marines received a total of 82 MOH during all of WW II. Fourteen of the the awards were posthumous.

    Here is a very good photo essay from National Review Online. http://www.nationalreview.com/slideshows/battle-iwo-jima

    And here a story about Marine veterans returning for the 70th anniversary: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/feb/18/world-war-ii-marines-return-to-iwo-jima-on-70th-an/

    And here is what I believe is the most powerful Eulogy ever delivered. Rabbi Lt Roland B. Gittelsohn, ChC, USNR at the dedication of the 5th Marine Division Cemetery, Iwo Jima–March 1945 http://www.ww2gyrene.org/spotlight4_gittelsohn.htm

    It is still argued if it was worth it. I say is that all one has to do is take a map and draw a line from the South Marianas Islands of Saipan, Tinian, and Guam where the B-29s were based to Tokyo and realize that more crewmen of US aircraft were saved than lives lost to know the answer.

    • Gail Combs says:

      Both my father and my mom’s brother, served in the pacific theater. My uncle never got over his hatred of the Japanese. He was an Air Force belly gunner.

      PHOTOS:
      http://blogs.denverpost.com/captured/2010/03/18/captured-blog-the-pacific-and-adjacent-theaters/1547/

      • omanuel says:

        Gail, It is time to let go of racial stereotypes. During WWII my first grade image of people of Japan was unlike the talented scientist and gentleman that recruited me in 1960 to help complete a task he had started in AUG 1945.

        DR. KAZUO KURODA, a nuclear geo-chemist at the Imperial University of Tokyo during WWII, risked his life to defeat Joseph Stalin’s plan to rule the world by deceit after WWII.

        • Gail Combs says:

          Oliver, my Uncle is long dead. He died at age 56 decades ago. I have no problem with the Japanese. One of my good friends in Jr High was a very smart Japanese girl.

        • rah says:

          Those that hated them had very good reasons for it. Some were philosophical or magnanimous enough forgive. But many never could. But Japanese society, government, and culture now is not what it was then and those that were not directly involved have no legitimate reason for hating the Japanese for what they did in WW II. Understand that it was the attack on Pearl that the citizens blamed for changing their lives and the subsequent events in the largest of wars.

          As for the stereotypes? Some of them were actually pretty accurate and others were not.

          One of the reasons for Japans early success was the belief that no Oriental country could possibly form a modern military force equivalent to the western powers. Despite warnings from a few prescient US military officers and diplomatic functionaries that were in Japan in the 1930’s and saw the truth with their own eyes and reported it, that view of ineptness was prevalent in the US civilian and military leadership and persisted in many even after Dec. 7th, 1941. Even many of the Marine officers that first went in at Guadalcanal held it until they learned the hard way.

          In my view the best developed Imperial Japanese service was their Navy. Their officers and sailors were second to none in the world. Their Naval pilots probably the best in the world at the beginning of the war. There just weren’t enough of them.

        • Gail Combs says:

          rah says Those that hated them had very good reasons for it….
          >>>>>>>>>>>>>
          Yes, finding your buddies on the toilet with their throats slit and other less savory experiences can leave a major impression. This is especially true when the Japanese are your legitimate enemy.

          It is interesting that during WWI the officers had a devil of a time trying to get the troops to actually fire on the other side. Wars are started by leaders and most of the common folk are not really behind wars unless they feel threatened.

    • emsnews says:

      My still living father in law was a Marine corps medic at both Iwo Jima and Okinawa. His transport planes were shot down three different times, one crash, he was the only survivor.

      Crews used to fight over who got to fly with him because he was considered a lucky charm!

      • rah says:

        emsnews.
        Technically there is no such thing as a “Marine Corp medic”. Medical services for the Corp, including field medics, are supplied by the Navy. Navy Corpsmen serve as the medics. In the field they wear the same uniform as the Marines they serve with, but are Navy with Navy rank.

  16. Gail Combs says:

    Now I know why Lane Brooks is such and ASS!
    Lane Brooks is Chief Operating Office of Food & Water Watch.
    http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/tag/lane-brooks/

    Food & Water Watch and Organic Consumers are the Controlled Opposition that betrayed farmers to big Ag during the Food Safety Modernization Act fight several years ago. I know because I did a lot of the behind the scene research on HR-875. Several of us read the entire darn bill and Lynn Cohn-Cole ‘Hysterics’ are the result of that consolidation. (Yess it really is that bad. ) Unfortunately Organic consumers jumped in and protected the bill.
    (wwwDOT)organicconsumers.org/essays/hr-875-update-biotech-companies-are-destroying-traditional-farming-just-not-bill

    The actual articles where Food & Water Watch and Organic Consumers came out very much in favor of the bill have been wiped from the internet and that wishy-washy piece is all that is left.

    I wrote these notes many years ago. It tells you who Food & Water Watch and Organic Consumers really are. – UN NGOs

    I could not understand WHY Organic Consumers Assoc and Food & Water Watch were in favor of this bill. Until I did some digging: Maude Barlow a “no dog in this fight” Canadian, is a director of both. She has been handsomely rewarded for selling the US consumer out with an appointment as New Senior Advisor to the UN president on October 21, 2008. Note on February 18, 2008 “Hillary Clinton highlights a series of food safety proposals she would pursue as president.” (PRNewsChannel) / Washington, D.C

    Organic Consumers Association $57,176.00 2000 – 2005 Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

    Another board director of Food and Water Watch is Dennis Keeney is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.

    Mark Ritchie: President, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy; has Connection to Tides. The Tides Center’s corporate registration documents on file in Minnesota show that Mark Ritchie is its “registered agent.” This might explain why the Tides Foundation has paid over $20,000 to a commercial corporation owned by Ritchie and his brother.

    Tides Foundation & Tides Center: Donations FROM Rockefeller’s $9,467,955.00 (1991 – 2005)
    Rockefeller Family Fund: $1,225,000.00 1991 – 2004
    Rockefeller Brothers Foundation $2,879,900.00 1993 – 2005
    Rockefeller Foundation $4,543,775.00 1993 – 2005
    Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors $819,300.00 1997 – 2004

    Who is Orange Cloud that attacks those against the bogus food safety bills?
    She lists herself as Jill Richardson Consultant but she is “UC San Diego” Sustainability Coordinator and is working on the practical aspects of UN Agenda 21 as far as I can tell.
    For example:
    “Currently, we are particularly interested in receiving manuscripts that deal with some of the following subjects, although other submissions will continue to receive full consideration:
    Implementing sustainable development strategies, Rio-Agenda 21 and Millennium Development” Objectives: The Journal of Environment and Development
    Graduate School of International Relations & Pacific Studies
    University of California, San Diego, MC0519
    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla, CA 92037-0519, USA

    Raymond Clemencon another facultiy member, was one of the negotiators on the Rio Declaration and the. Agenda 21
    http://irps.ucsd.edu/faculty/faculty-directory/raymond-clemencon.htm

    Is there a Monsanto – University of California at San Diego connection? YES!
    Bioinformatics researchers at the University of California, San Diego and Genentech have developed a new, quicker way to sequence monoclonal antibodies http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/article/19205

    Monsanto bought 5% on Genetech, Genentech’s bovine growth hormone — licensed to Monsanto Corporation, In 1979, Monsanto coordinated a research program with Genentech,

    UCSD’s Biotech Certificates Program is admired as the most advanced in the UC system.
    Closer to the Heart of the San Diego ‘Biotech Zone’: The Program’s Service Goals
    The UCSD RA Program classes recently moved to the San Diego ‘Biotech Zone’–into the same building as a major CRO, Parexel, and only blocks from another big CRO, Quintiles. Both CROs will contribute RA experts to classroom discussions of topics. Nearby are also the new headquarters of Novartis, represented on the Advisory Board of UCSD Biotech Certificates Programs, as is Invitrogen. Other Advisory Board members, Monsanto and Dow, together with its hometown subsidiary Mycogen, demonstrate regional strengths in agbiotech (which is expected to “absolutely boom” in the near future). The newest UCSD Certificate in Agricultural Biotech is under development, since the UCSD Biotech Certificates program aims to be comprehensive and progressive in service to all biotech sectors.
    http://pharmalicensing.com/public/articles/view/966589884_399cfdbc546ad

    • A C Osborn says:

      Credit where credit is due Gail, you really do like to dig up the deep dirt.
      May you long continue.

    • Stephen Richards says:

      Well done Gail. Follow the money.

      • Gail Combs says:

        That exercise way back when is when I realized just how badly the game was rigged against the ordinary citizen.

        They use groups like Organic Consumers and WWF to gather citizens who are genuinely concerned about an issue and then turn them into a weapon used against them.

  17. Bman says:

    By the way, what is so “dangerous” about the variation that he claims? Anyone??

    • Gail Combs says:

      What is so “dangerous” about the variation?

      It is the same pattern as the Laurentide Ice Sheet of the Wisconsin Ice Age.

      J. Adams’ reconstruction of North America during last the glacial period – 18,000-15,000 14C ya

      Artists depiction using a present day map.

      Of course Lane Brooks would not know that even if you rubbed the maps in his face.

  18. Edmonton Al says:

    Gail C…
    I have a question. You said
    “I use cold water in my teapot because I do not want the additional minerals lurking in the hot water tank in my tea. My well water has a lot of minerals. I got the nicest green (copper) crystal to form…”.
    Quest: If the hot water tank has those minerals, they came out of the water. Therefore, the hot water from the tank would have fewer minerals, would it not?

    • Gail Combs says:

      It would be a saturated solution in the hot water tank.

      It depends on whether the minerals are more soluble in acidic water (CO2) or in hot water. Since my well is almost 300 feet deep and the water alkaline, I do not think CO2 is much of a factor although I do use vinegar to clean my teapot.

      Nothing like letting the teapot boil dry to make you realize just how much rock you are drinking. {:>D

    • I think the issue, as I’ve heard it, is that the hot water has a greater potential to pick up things on the way from the tank to the tap. If you have soldered copper, that can include lead if your plumber was a fool.

      • Gail Combs says:

        That was certainly the reason we always let the water run before drinking it when I was young. At that point in time all the plumbing was copper. If the house was older you had no idea what the joint were made of.

      • Gail Combs says:

        I didn’t need to hear that rah. Two of the houses I rented in Rochester NY were build in the early 1800s.

  19. Brad says:

    My favorite from him “Sorry, deniers, but Greenland is not the world. Temp in any 1 location meaningless. Global average.”

    But Cold Temps covering a small portion of the Globe is proof of CAGW.

    In the words of Bugs Bunny “What a maroon.”

  20. Eliza says:

    OT I rest my case WUWT made a HUGE mistake posting that very very silly posting on Lucias site. Hits here have gone up 100% and Im sure have been dropping quite fast over there. Very very sillyand now posting pretty irelevant warmist/boring rebutal stories totally not with it in my view. LOL

  21. _Jim says:

    I’ve got words for ‘lame brooks’:

    Don’t gas-light my ass with your stupid observations of modern-day occurrences which only mimic the past …

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