putting fire out …

Sound waves have been found to have the ability to put fire out. Recent studies using surgical spirit and low frequency sound waves: Watch fire put out using sound waves.

A pair of engineering students from George Mason University in Virginia have created a device that can put out a blaze using only a blast of sound. […]

Next, forest fires. Now that would be a ‘blast’.

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bushfire history, via ‘specialists’ …

An environment history of fire is uncovered through ‘specialist’ ants, in this latest research in WA’s woodlands:

Ant specialists tell of fire history

Ant specialists tell of fire history

[…]

While overall ant species richness, abundance and composition did not show any clear patterns after fire, the specialist ant groups did when they were investigated.

“The hot climate specialists show a high abundance and richness in the more open habitats offered by recently burnt and long unburnt vegetation” Dr Gosper says.

“However the cold climate specialists show a peak at intermediate times since fire when tree and ground fuel cover is at its highest.” …

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“time to get over it” … a cultural shift

What is the Navier Stokes equation? Dr Essex asks this of journalists to see if they know anything about the topic of climate. It’s pretty vague, but there is only one answer. It’s how water and the air move. Journalists have no idea of course. Dr Essex wrote about this in a Chapter of “Climate Change, The Facts 2014″.

Now he comes out and adds this brilliant exposure of the agenda:

 

 

Dr Essex continues:

Appearing on Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM, Patriot radio, channel 125, Essex explained that on Sunday he and a group of scientists published a paper which methodically critiqued the Royal Society’s position on climate change, emphasizing areas that were “weak, limited, and flimsy.”

Essex said that there seems to be a cultural shift and that scientific arguments have deteriorated. Individuals in society have moved away from “civilized dialogues in which people have a collegial attitude and work together to try to find the truth.”  Essex characterized  the pro-climate change philosophy as a form of sophistry, catering to popular opinion rather than being concerned with the truth.

The climate change proponents, according to Dr. Essex, are using an old form of Eristic argument–Eris was ancient goddess of chaos. “They are using this very old, but high profile tactic, in the modern world, under the heading or rediscovered by Saul Alinsky’s work,” he contends.

What drew Essex to science was that “it is the ultimate expression of democracy. It gives you the freedom to think as an individual person,” he explained. The Royal Society “has now taken kind of an authoritarian approach, rather than a authoritative approach… and are now taking an official position on climate change,” the mathematician states. Essex doesn’t believe that  they are considering the science.

“In previous generations the scientific organizations knew that they should not do that. The rough and tumble of scientific debate and dialogue should not be suppressed or overcome by some official position on the part of these organizations,” he insisted.

“When they started to write letters from congress to employers telling them that they should expose the people that they don’ like, I think that they crossed a line. Now it’s necessary for us to respond in a way that we as scientists know how to respond, that is scientifically. And that is what we did,” Essex said.

Bannon asked the mathematician how does he respond when he hears so called experts say that the climate change science is settled. “The science is not only not settled, the science is pretty bad. In many respects climatology was an infant science when I was a graduate student in the mid-seventies…. All of it is premature,” Essex replied. “The science is weak. The political energy pouring into this subject has completely destroyed any kind of collegial scientific atmosphere. The claims that the science is settled is pure nonsense. It’s a completely empty statement. It doesn’t mean anything at all.”

Overall, Essex believes that climate change arguments have evolved to the point where we don’t talk about any science, but end up talking about people. “It’s wrong, it’s inappropriate and utter political nonsense,”  he stated. There is “no merit” to the climate change arguments. He sais that, “it is time to leave the scientists alone.” Essex explained that the climate change advocates are going to have to “get over the fact that they lost the scientific argument.”

 

Dr Salby agrees, with a new paper:

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media silence …

What the heck? Is this true?

A German news website claims Andreas Lubitz was a Muslim convert.
Speisa.com reported:

Facebook page.

ISLAMIC STATE PRAISES GERMAN CO-PILOT AND MASS MURDERER–
Another Facebook page was set up=> Support for Andrew Lubitz, hero of the Islamic State.
(The Facebook page has since been taken down)

But Pamela Geller captured a screengrab of the page before it was removed.
lubitz facebook muslim page

A close friend of Andreas Lubitz says he was mentally unstable.

‘Aint that the truth. Of course, the ‘Islamic State’ are dedicated to the truth/sarc. (1 like?)

(Gateway Pundit)

Update: #NotAllMuslims Plot To Join ISIS, Kill Americans, Etc.

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fastest melting brains …

Listening to ABC radio National News last night, breathlessly reporting Antarctic ice sheets melting ‘faster than ever’. Sorry to disappoint them:

https://sunshinehours.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/antarctic_sea_ice_extent_zoomed_2015_day_85_1981-2010.png?w=1184&h=789

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Warm water likely to accelerate ice melt and sea level rises

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the ocean floor off Cable Beach … exposed

Following on from the latest series on the mud reef off Cable beach, Broome, this article has appeared discussing the qualities of Ocean water, salinity and pH. One of the best descriptions of the processes involved you are ever likely to find, written by Jim Steele: Ocean Acidification: Natural Cycles and Ubiquitous Uncertainties

 

Guest essay by Jim Steele, Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University and author of Landscapes & Cycles: An Environmentalist’s Journey to Climate Skepticism.

In 2002, Scripps’ esteemed oceanographer Walter Munk argued for the establishment of an Ocean Observation System reporting, “much of the twentieth century could be called a “century of… Read it all

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Cable Beach at low tide …

More from the low King tide last weekend, click to enlarge: ?????????? ?????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????

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devastating environmentalism …

[…] Imagine activist groups preventing you from having your child vaccinated against polio or hepatitis, or from starting her on chemotherapy for leukemia – because they are “concerned” about “possible side-effects” and the “ethics” of permitting such “risky” procedures. Absurd! you say. Outrageous!

Of course it is. But that is what radical environmentalists are doing to Third World countries. By denying people access to abundant, reliable, affordable electricity, modern fertilizers and biotech seeds, and especially DDT to prevent malaria and other insect-borne diseases, they are killing millions every year…

Radical environmentalism’s death campaigns
Ice Age Now

 Read it all.

They are so good at scams. However, we are onto their conspiracies:

The Cold Truth About ‘Global Warming.’ This document contains damning evidence that a network of politicians, corporations, and scientists have conspired together to promote the fear of ‘global warming’ . . . despite…
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Michael Mann’s and Stefan Rahmstorf’s latest, is exposed as tripe too:

 It’s nothing but religion that keeps the scam going: The climate religion is God’s gift. (God spoke to NOAA, right?)

Hail the Episcopal Bishop who “knows” which experts are right in this science debate. She hath declared that certified climate scientists paid by government grants speak the word of God.  Other scientists (like 48% of Meteorologists, and two thirds of Geo’s and Engineers, plus practically everyone retired from NASA) are immoral, blind, threatening the poor, and wrong.

The Guardian: Climate denial is immoral, says head of US Episcopal church

The highest ranking woman in the Anglican communion has said climate denial is a “blind” and immoral position which rejects God’s gift of knowledge.

Get ready climate denier, for your brain was not a gift from God. When you speak of Aristotle, Popper, and Feynman, you are not using the gift of knowledge to take apart the false posturings of broken climate simulations. Nor are you protecting the poor from  witchdoctors with biblical prophesies of doom.

Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal church and one of the most powerful women in Christianity, said that climate change was a moral imperative akin to that of the civil rights movement. She said it was already a threat to the livelihoods and survival of people in the developing world.

Climate sensitivity is a lot like the civil rights movement. Sure.

Everyone is a racist these days, even if you don’t talk about race.

In the same context, Jefferts Schori attached moral implications to climate denial, suggesting those who reject the underlying science of climate change were turning their  […]

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thick red line … failed

The religion of the left, mostly alarmed by a non-existant global warming, believe this red line. Reality shows something else: http://media.al.com/news_huntsville_impact/photo/christy-chart-378a82c81b59f099.jpg

It’s large so they can understand it. By Paul Gattis | pgattis@al.com

Enlarged

The chart suggests warming is happening at about eight-tenths of a degree in 2014, according to the IPCC data, while the UAH data indicates warming has been about two-tenths of a degree over the same time period.

The IPCC models, according to the UAH chart, estimated global temperatures to be higher than what the actual data revealed in past years. These models can’t even predict what happened in the past,” Christy said. “Doesn’t that ring alarm bells in your mind about trusting this as a policy tool?”

 

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low tide exposes mud reef …

Another series of images from Cable Beach, where a mud reef becomes exposed by very low tides. The wealth of life in the mud is astonishing. At high tide this is 30 feet deep here. Click to enlarge: ?????????? ?????????? ?????????? ?????????? ?????????? ?????????? ??????????

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