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THIS IS WHAT REAL SCIENCE LOOKS LIKE

A scientist makes a prediction. And notes that if the prediction fails, then his hypothesis must be discarded.

This particular hypothesis predicts global cooling, starting as early as next year. We should know by about 2022 whether or not he is right.

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We are ramping up the end of this series because we've been informed that both of David's papers will be published in October — one on the error in the climate models and one on the notch delay solar theory. There are emphatic (and ignorant) claims that David's predictions have failed, ...
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MORE ON (Moron?) THE XKCD COMIC THAT GETS IT WRONG

From someone who understands science a lot better than the author of xkcd does.

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It’s easy to make a scary historical-looking temperature graph... First, guesstimate temperatures over last 20,000 years with anything at hand: tree-rings, ice bubbles, coral, fossilized tea leaves, whatever. Blend. Then stop the proxies, tack on thermometer data that was recorded in a different way with different errors and a very different response to faster temperature changes. Finally, launch that line into the future with unvalidated, skillless multivariate models that predict a fingerprint which 28 million weather balloons can’t find.

See the error bars? Me neither.

The Medieval Warm Period was recorded in hundreds of studies. Temperatures a thousand years ago were not so different to today. In the XKCD graph, that bump’s gone, blended to nothing. xkcd calls it “regional” but 6,000 boreholes drilled all over the world suggest otherwise... How many other bumps in the last 20,000 years disappeared like this too? About 20,000 years worth. It’s like a thousand year smoother was run over the graph up until the last 100 years.

And more. Just click.

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This week XKCD (a popular Geek comic site) posted an epic cartoon called “A Timeline Of Earth's Average Temperature”. It was a cutesy long godzilla hockey-stick — “scary” to the unwary. It's easy to make a scary historical-looking temperature graph — so easy that the artist probably didn't even ...
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+Ron Harvey Ahhahahahahaha yes
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So... all those "Jesus, Moses and Arnold Palmer" golf jokes might be coming true right about now...
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On 23 September I posted a link to an article written by the deplorable (and really, really funny) James Delingpole about a letter signed by hundreds of climate "scientists" (all of whom are on the payroll of Big Climate hucksters) urging threatening Americans to vote for a particular candidate in the upcoming US Presidential election.

Never mind that most of the signatories aren't even US citizens. The problem is that this isn't science, it's politics.

Herewith is a sane, measured response to that shrill screed, written by actual scientists laying out the facts, fallacies and outright lies of the previous piece.

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Political Science: A Reply to the 375 Concerned Members of the National Academy of Sciences
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More data tampering/fraud from the climate Alarmists

Yesterday I posted proof that Africa's "hotspot" is 100% fabricated (NOAA has NO temperature data from that region). Now we find "et tu, Australia?" in which NOAA claims warming where there is either no data, or all the data show cooling.

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NOAA shows the circled area of South Australia as “warmer than average” red, and shows none of Australia as cooler than average. 201608-56. Global Analysis – August 2016 | State of the Climate | National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). The actual thermometers NOAA has there show ...
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Answer: The Media.

The real question is: Who lost?

And that answer is: +Gov. Gary Johnson -- and the American people, who never got to hear anything rational or even sane, policy-wise, the whole night.
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And there goes Pennsylvania, W Virginia and Colorado, into the Trump camp. And possibly New Mexico if enough Navajos vote.

That's 34 more electoral votes.
 
Myron Ebell has often referred to warnings about global warming as climate "alarmism."
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TO ALL OF YOU #nevertrump  IDIOTS who've been dishing out crap as if it were ice cream at State Fair

The line forms over there on my right for all of you to kiss my dirty, hairy, deplorable ass as you admit that I was right all along. As I usually am.

Get busy now. I don't have all day.

Posted to Public (my apologies to my non-political friends) because there are certain people, not in my circles, who need to see this. And to brag loudly about my prognostication skills.

CAVEAT: This is not an endorsement of Trump, or a plea to vote for him: if I vote at all, I shall probably vote for +Gov. Gary Johnson. It is simply my prediction, based on an astute understanding of human nature, of who will win (assuming, of course, that none of Hillary's goons are able to assassinate him first). Remember that in the spring of 2012, I called it for Obama -- whom I despise almost as much as I despise his mentor: Karl Marx.
Ahead of the debate, Breitbart News analysis of current polling shows that Donald J. Trump would win the election if it were held Monday.
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+Jeff Kadas, that's the best comment on one of my threads that I've seen all week!
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THE GLOBAL COOLING CONTINUES

Regular followers of this collection might be aware that every month since the current La Niña cycle started, I post an updated graphic of satellite temperatures showing the decline, as it happens, that occurs in those cycles.

I never got the graphic of satellite temperatures for August because apparently the scientist who compiles them was "on holiday" as they call it across the pond.

Here is one done by someone else. It is obviously not satellite data because it goes back to 1880, but it is official NASA data from their Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS).

It's hardly surprising.

These are all natural variations, folks. There is no need to cancel the Industrial Revolution and go back to a world of death by starvation, poverty and disease in order to save the planet.

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With the imminent demise of Twitter, one wonders to which social media platform Mr. Trump will migrate...
The full text of Milo's Twitter eulogy at Florida State University.
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MORE PROOF -- as if any more is necessary -- that the "Climate Change" fraud is 100% political and zero percent science...

...and that its perpetrators are involved in outright fraud.

The linked article might be a little hard to understand if you haven't been following the so-called "Exxon Knew" scandal. Basically, a bunch of politically-motivated state Attorneys General colluded to misuse the powers invested in their offices to harass, intimidate and harm an American privately-owned business.

If you're unaware of the history of this sordid affair, you'll have to do the digging on your own. The story has gotten too long and convoluted to do it justice in this post.

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Press release from E&E Legal: For Immediate Release: September 22, 2016 AS AGS’ RICO CAMPAIGN MISFIRES, RE-AIMS, SCHNEIDERMAN SEEKS TO SAVE FACE, DOCUMENTS SUGGEST FOIA REQUESTS LED AT LEAST ON…
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that smug-ass +Al Gore on the left, believing his own lies - the ultimate deception is self-deception
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I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another, nor ask another to live for mine. I hereby certify that I do not believe in or advocate the initiation of force as a means of achieving social, political, or economic goals.
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A *REAL* liberal.

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Two things I will never compromise:  my integrity, and my serenity.
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Of course we all know what "Eco" means: that you'll pay more. Because, you know, Global Warming. Or something. It will cost you almost double the price of anywhere else to wash your clothes here. And make sure you "go before you go" or you'll be paying another 25 cents if, God forbid, you need to pee. On the plus side, the place is clean and the equipment is new.
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Apparently this is the most popular USFS campground in the San Juan National Forest, and for good reason: it is beautiful. Always full on summer weekends, if you didn't reserve a site you need to get there in the morning (by 1 pm at the latest) to try to snag one of the first-come-first-served sites as soon as someone else pulls out. Gravel sites; some pull-thru some back-in, some FHU, some with no hookups, some shaded some open. Most are level or nearly so. Site 1 is the least desirable, with clear view of the highway with all of its noise. All except three tent-only sites at the back (which are to die for) will accommodate an RV
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Nice place when it isn't flooding. Lots are enormous, and they take care of the mowing. Landlady is a little hard to get ahold of. Neighbors are friendly. Surrounded by trees, and reasonably quiet except for when a log truck comes by on the highway that is across the river. There are short hiking trails through the woods, some on the property and some off. No cable TV available, and the phone company cannot supply Internet. There is good cellular signal so I used that for my Internet. If you're coming here in an RV to stay, they only rent monthly.
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Viewer beware! This photo is of a campground IN OREGON that has the same name Trust me, NOTHING in New Mexico looks like this. I have also been to this campground. It's a halfway decent place, but looks nothing like the photo I took. Yes, I've reported this to Google Maps. Several times. I've even removed this photo and re-posted it in its proper place. Google just moves it back to New Mexico. Buyer beware.
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A bit of a Party Town -- they openly advertise "420-friendly" cabins, which attracts a certain crowd. With the grocery store in town closed, this is the only place to buy food or gas without going to Collbran or all the way in to Grand Junction, so there is lots of traffic, with attendant noise and dust -- coming & going. People -- staff and guests -- are mellow, and friendly, and there are lots of cats about which is always a good sign. These are the closest FHU sites to the Grand Mesa, and they have an RV dump for those coming down from the Mesa on their way home. PULL-THRU SITES ARE NOT LEVEL and are difficult-to-impossible to get your rig level. I spent a couple of months here and will probably be back.
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A beautiful RV park with mature shade trees that is quiet and peaceful. A creek runs across the back of it. Deer come in to eat the apples that fall from the trees. Owners are tired and want to sell, so the place is being kept in top condition. Much nicer than the one up the road that has no shade, no shelter from storms.
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Now across the street (130 E. 3rd St?) in a location twice the size. My burger was excellent. Staff are all very nice people, and seem happy to be there. Very 2nd-Amendment-friendly: about half of the waitresses are openly carrying a firearm. Not that there will ever be any high-profile attacks in small rural Colorado towns, but it's still nice to feel safe while dining.
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