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Notes 2017 Nov-Dec

Paris Accord anniversary “summit”: not only Donald Trump, but even Angela Merkel does not attend!

The Associated Press (AP) reports that “Macron’s climate summit in Paris finds new money” (1).  I suspect some of this “new money” was found in our pension funds, state and city treasuries, and publicly traded corporations.

Trustees, directors, and officers of the vulnerable funds and corporations are advised of their fiduciary duty to the employees, retirees, and stockholders. That means that not a penny from their respective funds should be lost to the “climate finance”.

There is a list comprising old offenders, such as CalPERS, CalSTRS, treasuries and pension funds in a number of blue states.

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DNC Hacking and “cisgender straight white males”

The Democratic National Committee has multiple open vacancies in the tech department  including IT Systems Administrator, Product Manager, and Chief Security Officer.  Madeleine Leader, the DNC Data Services Manager, sends an email to employees asking for help filling in those vacancies – “feel free to forward on to your contacts.”  Then comes a hummer: “I personally would prefer that you not forward to cisgender straight white males, as they are already in the majority.Continue reading DNC Hacking and “cisgender straight white males”

The NY Times’ Scientific Ignorance is on Display

The New York Times has exhibited its scientific ignorance again.  This time, it republished a tweet from DPRK News Service accusing the American military of “near total ignorance of ballistic science.”  Fortunately, DPRK News Service is a parody Twitter account, so this case received some publicity.

This case is not just funny.  It demonstrates that the New York Times cannot distinguish a fake news service from a real one.  Not surprisingly, it regularly publishes fake news.  This case also shows the scientific illiteracy and obscurantism of the formerly mainstream media and its readiness to repeat any claims about science, as long as they fulfill their ideological needs.  Their claims of the Trump administration’s “ignorance of climate science” are similarly based on a hoax (fraud, to be accurate).

Ezra Klein, an Icon of Liberal Ignorance

Ezra Klein is the Editor-in-Chief of Vox, founder of JournoList, contributor to WaPo, Bloomberg News, and MSNBC, and an all-around liberal icon.  A few years ago he said and wrote that the Constitution was written 100 years ago.  This level of ignorance is expected from modern libs.  What is surprising is that Mr. Klein has graduated from the University of California with a major in Political Science!  If the lib icons have no idea about the subjects they supposedly studied, is it any surprise that they know nothing about physics, biology, and engineering?

Putative Scientists Call to Persecute Dissenters, again

A new letter (1) from putative scientists calling for the persecution of climate dissenters is posted (2) by the Union of Concerned Scientists, and is addressed to the NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.  The letter is titled “Pursue ExxonMobil Investigation to the Fullest Extent of the Law,” but the word “investigation” in it stands for “punishment,” as seen from the following quote:

We encourage you to pursue your investigation to the fullest extent of the law in order to uncover any past wrongdoing and deter future misconduct.

Next on the Wall of Shame: Harvard University

Harvard alumni know witch hunts!  I’m not talking about Al Gore and Barack Obama here.  Not even Maura Healey, the Massachusetts Attorney General.  In 1692, exactly 300 years before the Clinton-Gore team won the presidential election, more than a hundred men, women, and girls were tried and convicted of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts.  Around 20 of them were executed.  The majority of the trial judges were Harvard College alumniContinue reading Next on the Wall of Shame: Harvard University

Reddit is too Red for Climate Realists

It is getting more weird on Reddit.  I have been banned after re-posting the link to my article, pointing to the math errors in IPCC climate models and to the failure by so-called “climate modelling community” to develop specialized chips that would have allowed it to produce its garbage predictions thousands times faster: Continue reading Reddit is too Red for Climate Realists

Were NSF Rules Designed to Protect Climate Fraud?

Michael Mann et al. claimed they were not required to share code according to rules allegedly made by the National Science Foundation (NSF).  These alleged rules seem unique.  For example, Nature contributors expect scientists who publish in peer-reviewed journals to not only share their code, but to do it quickly:

“Authors and journals should share data and code quickly when questions arise.”

This makes sense.  If the NSF issued a rule against mandatory code disclosure in time for Mann et al. to use it, it might have acted with the explicit purpose of protecting climate fraud.

Democrats “Discover” Foreign Interference in the US elections

Democrats and their allies have started blaming their election loss on alleged “Russian hacking,” and bitching about foreign interference in the US elections.  How hypocritical!

The Internet has opened American political processes for foreign interference.  Most of the foreign interference benefited extreme Left .  Starting with the Internet based organizations, such as MoveOn.org, foreign influence contributed to transformation of the old Democratic Party into its current radical shape.  The 2016 elections has been marked by the heaviest foreign meddling in the US history.  Almost all of it was in favor of the Democratic candidates.  Some of the most significant meddlers were:

  • The UN organization and its many branches
  • The Guardian, a media outlet of the British Left, partially financed by the British government

  • Greenpeace, WWF, FOE, and the rest of the European green establishment

  • The Climate Action Network with its 1,000+ foreign member organizations

  • The Quantum Group of Hedge Funds

The Democratic Party has embraced Climate Alarmism, Continue reading Democrats “Discover” Foreign Interference in the US elections

The Left Publishes Fake News, Blames the Right

Few days ago, the left-stream media and Obama have raised a ruckus about “fake news,” which they blamed for their election loss.  The ruckus boils down to two allegations: a) conservatives produce fake news, and b) conservatives tend to believe fake news.  But a closer look proves both allegations wrong. Instead, misinformation is shown to be the province of the Left, and nearly indispensable part of a modern liberal education.

The ruckus started with an NPR article, We Tracked Down a Fake-News Creator In The Suburbs. Here’s What We Learned.  NPR interviewed the founder and owner of an official fake news media company Disinfomedia, Jestin Coler.  Coler is a journalist, political science major, and a self-professed liberal.  He lives in a suburb of Los Angeles. “My educational background is in political science. I’ve always enjoyed the ideas of propaganda and misinformation,” Coler said. Continue reading The Left Publishes Fake News, Blames the Right

Keeling Was Defunded for Discovering Higher Primary Production

Charles David Keeling (1928-2005) became famous for setting up a worldwide network of CO2 measurement stations that demonstrated annual increases of CO2 in the air.  The iconic Keeling curve, representing CO2 concentrations since 1958, is Exhibit One in every climate-related presentation and one of the very few accurate and reliable datasets in climatology.  Ralph Keeling, his son, is continuing his work as CO2 Program Director in the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD. Continue reading Keeling Was Defunded for Discovering Higher Primary Production