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Sea-Level Rise

Sea-Level Rise

Sea-Level Rise

My research led me to look into sea-level rise. I was checking on a city on the east coast close to where hurricane Florence made landfall: Virginia Beach. I learned that the town was unaffected. That’s good news.

Laura Wood Habr, owner of Croc’s Bistro in Virginia Beach writes in the Virginia-Pilot, “Owning a business just a few blocks from the Oceanfront in the ViBe Creative District comes with constant risks and rewards. But the federal government has given up on addressing the biggest environmental threat of our time, putting waterfront communities such as Virginia Beach further in harm’s way.”

Sea-Level Rise

Climate change is driving warmer temperatures, raising sea levels and making extreme weather events more frequent and severe — all of which threaten businesses like mine. Climate change has already raised sea levels on the Virginia coastline by a foot and a half in the past 100 years, and it’s only speeding up.

Another foot higher, and overflow from Little Neck Creek in the Lynnhaven River watershed will begin to separate my business — and everything else east of Cypress Avenue — from the mainland. Five feet higher, and we suddenly will need canoes for our commute to work. Twenty-thousand people in Virginia Beach live below that 5-foot elevation mark — and $5.7 billion worth of property is located there.

I checked to see if the oceans have been rising. According to a good source the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Global sea level has been rising over the past century, and the rate has increased in recent decades. In 2014, global sea level was 2.6 inches above the 1993 average—the highest annual average in the satellite record (1993-present). Sea level continues to rise at a rate of about one-eighth of an inch per year.

Laura Wood Habr worries about a foot increase and what that will do to her business. Most dire climate change predictions focus on 2050, which is 32 years away. If the oceans rise about 1/8 inches a year, by 2050 the oceans will have risen by 4 inches. I don’t think Laura has to worry. How about that foot rise she’s worrying about? That is 96 years from now. Will she even be in business in 96 years?

Humans make one big mistake in looking at trends.

They expect the trend to continue into the future just as it has in the past. That applies to the stock market or real estate. Until 2008, only a few people thought real estate would crash. After all, real estate is a great investment. It never goes down. They aren’t making any more of it.

We learn that the trend is your friend. Tell that to the people involved in the Tulip Mania, or the South Sea Bubble. How about the stock market bubble in 1929.

Don’t get sucked in by the arguments of the climate change warriors. Of course, climate changes. We have periods when there is plenty of rainfall and then we have a drought that lasts as long as the rainy period. The arrival of a drought has killed many ancient civilizations. I suspect we are closer to global cooling than global warming.

This is a Noisy Book

This is a Noisy Book

The Oracle Philon: A Colton Banyon Mystery (Kindle Edition)
This is a noisy book. I’ll tell you why in a moment and why I gave the book three stars. First, combine ancient artifacts with weather (Something is happening to the weather. Catastrophic events are occurring all over the world). and archeology and you’ve hooked me. The author didn’t disappoint. It’s a good adventure yarn, buy it is noisy and frankly the author should go back and edit the book. I counted 78 times the author used “screamed” and 27 times the author used the verb “yelled.” It’s ok if the verbs are used when you need to talk loudly amidst multiple hand-held automatic weapons firing, but even in polite conversation! If the characters are talking loudly, try shriek, screech, howl, shout, bellow, bawl, cry out, call out, yelp, squeal, wail, squawk; holler etc. I don’t believe people should raise their voices 105 times in a book.
Would I read another Gerald J. Kubicki book? Not without doing a word search.

Another Global Warming Fail

Another global warming fail as Sioux Falls experiences 14 inches of snow which  crushes record.

Sioux Falls saw record snowfall Friday, with a significant variety of snow totals within the city. Snow started at about 7 a.m. and by noon there was 4 1/2 inches at the airport in the north end of town, and more than 10 inches on the southern end. By 5 p.m., there was 7.1 inches at the airport and 14 inches south of 57th Street.

In addition to the surprising gradient is the unexpected levels. It was just Wednesday that the forecast for today in Sioux Falls was for less than an inch of snow possible. On Thursday, forecasters expected to 1 to 3, and just this morning the prediction was 4-6 inches.

The previous snowfall record for the day was 3.8 inches in 1975.

Heavy Snow Around Reno


Reno, Nevada, November 10, 2015 (National Weather Service)

A vigorous storm system tracking across the western U.S. dumped extremely heavy snow around Reno, Nevada Monday afternoon and night. The National Weather Service (NWS) reported 6-18 inches fell in the region, “one of the highest single storm snowfalls … in years.”

Aaaah, Global warming!

Britain Headed Back to a Mini Ice Age

Siberian winter en.paperblog.com

Siberian winter en.paperblog.com

Martin Armstrong has this to say today:

“We have been warning that the danger is by no means global warming, but global cooling. The energy output of the sun has turned down. Now scientists are warning that what we have reported is crashing rapidly. The collapse in the energy output of the sun is so intense that climate experts are now warning that the amount of light energy released by the sun is dropping to levels “not seen for centuries”.

“The collapse in the energy output of the sun functions on about a 300-year cycle or roughly six waves of the ECM 51.6 year frequency creating the 309.6-year wave. The 1400s saw the Black Death and the start of Capitalism as serfdom came to an end and wages reappeared for the first time on any major widespread level since the fall of Rome in 476 AD.  Roughly, three 309.6-year waves brings us to the Black Death. The next wave takes us into the 1700s and the fall of Monarchy with the American and French Revolutions.

“It was time for the peak in global warming and turning this down sharply once again. The problem is that this seems to correlate with plagues and disease as well. So those looking for global warming, you better move south.

I was early moving south!



In a piece for To The Point News, Victor Davis Hanson argues that American perverse logic has stepped back into the dark ages:

The California drought is the locus classicus of 21st-century know-nothingism.

In a nutshell, periodic three- to four-year droughts are not abnormal in California. They can be predicated on little-understood changing oceanic temperatures, mostly known as “El Nino,” that involve the heating and cooling of central Pacific Ocean currents, which in turn adjudicate the number and nature of productive storms heading down the western coast of North America.

Such droughts and the role of El Nino predated man-made concerns over global warming.

No matter. The president of the United States not long ago flew into Fresno, declared the dry spell the wages of global warming, and flew out to the environs of Palm Springs to golf on well-watered fairways in a desert.

The drought problem is not just that the state cancelled the later phases of the massive California Water Project, but that it also diverted precious stored water from reservoirs out to sea, in service to unproven theories about fish restoration.

The Enlightenment idea would have been to make prior arrangements for the periodic absence of El Nino currents, by building more reservoirs, curbing releases of stored water for green experimentation, and matching population growth with new infrastructure.

The un-Enlightenment preference is to freeze reservoir construction, to damn farmers as water-wasters, to claim that immigrants are being scapegoated for the drought, and to ignore El Nino facts in preference to global warming theories.

Fiddled Global Warming Figures

Christopher Booker wrote about fiddled global warming figures in the Telegraph, “Last month, we are told, the world enjoyed “its hottest March since records began in 1880”. This year, according to “US government scientists”, already bids to outrank 2014 as “the hottest ever”. The figures from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) were based, like all the other three official surface temperature records on which the world’s scientists and politicians rely, on data compiled from a network of weather stations by NOAA’s Global Historical Climate Network (GHCN).

“But here there is a puzzle. These temperature records are not the only ones with official status. The other two, Remote Sensing Systems (RSS) and the University of Alabama (UAH), are based on a quite different method of measuring temperature data, by satellites. And these, as they have increasingly done in recent years, give a strikingly different picture. Neither shows last month as anything like the hottest March on record, any more than they showed 2014 as “the hottest year ever”.”

Here’s a graph of the raw data:
fiddled global warming figures

Looks to me that temperatures are the same as back in 1950, even with increased CO2. Here’s the same data adjusted to reflect global warming:

fiddled global warming figures

Why would someone do that? Because it is propaganda designed to convince. It’s a big lie designed to enrich someone’s pockets. It’s a hoax to seize power! It’s a way to put fear into the minds. It’s a crock.


Dr. Jack Wheeler
Behind The Lines
Friday, 13 March 2015

Americans are welcome now in Vietnam, where so many people speak English because it’s required to learn it in school as a second language. Vietnamese have embraced capitalism with a vengeance, even while they are ruled by the same Commie Party we fought in the 60s, the Hammer & Sickle flies everywhere and Ho Chi Minh is pictured on their currency.

The days of America being Hanoi’s enemy are long gone. China is the enemy today as it has been for over two thousand years of Vietnamese history, against which Hanoi needs America as an ally. The tides of history ebb and flow. America’s greatest enemy today is not external but within.

A far more mortal danger to our country than Putin Russia, Chicom China, or Reconquista Mexico is a Hate America White House with the clear goal of creating a Fascist America.

Government control of all of our major institutions and industries is taking place right before our eyes in broad daylight. If we have any chance of reversing it, we must begin by identifying exactly what is going on. The first step is to call what is going on by its accurate name: fascism.

The Left loves to use the term as a pejorative sneer for anything lefties don’t like. But as an economic theory it has a specific meaning.

Socialism is government ownership of businesses and industries, with everyone in the economy – workers, managers, executives – being an employee of the State. In Castro’s Cuba until recently, even shoeshine boys had to belong to a state cooperative.

Fascism, by contrast and far more dishonestly, is government control of ostensibly private business and industry, the owners and executives of which can do nothing without bureaucratic regulatory approval. This is the economy Zero is determined to achieve. He is doing so with astonishing rapidity – and with Chicago gangsterism and corrupt thuggishness, hallmarks of any fascist regime.

So rapid and thuggishly thorough it leaves the Marxist agenda of the Frankfurt School’s “march through the institutions” – both economic and cultural – of the 20th century in the dust. It is a 21st century blitzkrieg of fascism. Let’s itemize it.

*Healthcare. This is the most obvious. Obamacare is a fascist federal takeover of the entire scope of health and medical care in the US, from insurance to hospitals to physicians.

*Banking. Less obvious is the extent to which the Dodd-Frank Act, named after two of the most corrupt crooks ever in Congress, gives federal regulators unlimited arbitrary control over the entire banking industry in the US.

*Communications. The recent ruling of the FCC now makes the Internet a federally regulated utility, giving Zero’s bureaucrats unlimited power for stifling innovation, competition, and websites they disapprove of. Add to this, of course, Zero’s NSA that has unlimited power to spy on the private communications of all Americans.

*Energy. The excuse of imaginary man-made global warming as a rationale for Climate Fascism to control energy production has so far failed – thanks to fracking and global cooling. But not for lack of trying, as climate fascists become ever more hysterical in their demands and hatred for anyone who denies their lies.

*Education. Common Core is the Department of Education’s takeover of local and state education on steroids. There is no constitutional authority for the very existence of the federal Education Department, much less its Anti-American history propaganda of Common Core or Mrs. Zero’s fascist school lunch starvation program.

*Defense. The combination of the homosexualization of the military, massive defense cuts, and the promotion of officers who are merely politically correct bureaucrats in uniform is reducing the Pentagon to Zero’s Poodle.

Add to this the treating allies like Israel with contempt, the refusal to defend America from Moslem barbarianism, and helping Iran to acquire nuclear weapons.

*Family and Culture. Homofascism, same-sex “marriage” now morphing to homopolygamy, the unceasing attempts to racially divide America and demonize whites as racist (witness Zero’s latest: “Slaves built the White House”).

*Economy and Unemployment. Crony capitalism, mass unemployment and disability payments to gain mass dependency on government welfare. People dependent on you vote for you.

*Justice and the Rule of Law. Two words define the most corrupt federal justice system in US history: Eric Holder. Add to this Zero’s blizzard of unconstitutional edicts (Executive Orders and Memorandums), and the blackmailing of Chief Justice John Roberts (and how many other judges?) to rule as demanded.

*Democracy. The purpose of Zero’s Amnesty for millions of illegal aliens is to enable them to illegally vote to place Democrats in permanent power.

Put this all together, and you see it is a fully comprehensive across-the-board plan to create a Fascist America. The only way to stop it is to start pulling it out by the roots.

E.g., Dodd-Frank and Obamacare must be repealed, FCC net neutrality reversed, every Zero EO undone, the EPA and the Department of Education must be fully defunded and eliminated, no welfare of any kind for illegals… the list of what must be done is very long.

None of this can be done, however, without achieving the first priority: explaining exactly why Zero is a fascist, why Dems are fascist, why the Left is fascist – and refusing to support, donate money to or vote for any Pub politician who won’t do so.

Zero, the Dems, the Left’s Grievance Industry, and their propagandists pretending to call themselves “journalists” have got to be put on the defensive. They have to be labeled for what they in fact are: fascists advocating smothering (and unconstitutional) national government control over every major business and institution in America.

Thus the most critical issue of our day is Freedom vs. Fascism. The 2016 contest for Congress and the White House must be framed in this context.

“Are you for freedom or are you for fascism?” is the question to ask any politician. “Are you for liberating America’s businesses and institutions from Obama’s fascist controls or not?”

Freedom in America is dying, but it is not dead yet. It can still be rescued and revived – but not unless we correctly diagnose what is killing it. Only then can radical surgery be performed to remove the cancerous tumor of Obama Fascism causing its impending demise.

Exposing Obama’s Plan for a Fascist America is where we must start. Let’s get started.

From To The Point News

Scientists Eviscerate Feds’ ‘Hottest Year’ Claim

Physicist Lubos Motl: “Please laugh out loud when someone will be telling you that it was the warmest year.”

Even acceptance of the federal reports, climatologist Judith Curry pointed out at Climate Depot, further undermines the Earth is warming.

“With 2014 essentially tied with 2005 and 2010 for hottest year, this implies that there has been essentially no trend in warming over the past decade,” Curry said.

Morano explained: “There are dueling global datasets – surface temperature records and satellite records – and they disagree. The satellites show an 18 year plus global warming ‘standstill’ and the satellite was set up to be ‘more accurate’ than the surface records.”

He argued any temperature claim of “hottest year” based on surface data is based on hundredths of a degree hotter than previous “hottest years.”

“This immeasurable difference is not even within the margin of error of temperature gauges. The claim of the ‘hottest year’ is simply a political statement not based on temperature facts.”

We Are Now Only Months Away From A Totalitarian One World Government

For years I have ridiculed (gasp) global warming. Now an interview on King World News with Lord Christopher Monckton exposes the believers and shows just how close we are to the idiots winning:

Lord Monckton:  “It’s a race now.  This is still being driven by what I call ‘The Climate Communists’ — the extremists who hate the West and want to shut us down.  That’s what this climate thing is really about.  It’s got nothing to do with the climate at all.  And so it’s a race now….

“So unfortunately what we’ve got here for the first time on a global scale is a conspiracy of the governing class, worldwide, against the governed.

So I think what we are now facing is the nightmare that every lover of freedom has dreaded — that the worldwide governing class would find an excuse to gang up together against the people’s interest, against liberty, against democracy, against prosperity, against capitalism, against every form of the freedoms which we have for too long and too dangerously taken for granted.

You can read the interview or listen to it at: http://kingworldnews.com/now-months-away-totalitarian-one-world-government/

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