When The Hoax Hour Is Late…

You must re-date. Yes, the latest, much-hyped “New-And-Improved Hockey Stick” that the Red Estate assures us proves global warming–though there hasn’t been any in 17 years–is in freefall. Steve McIntyre does it again with the Marcott-Shakun Dating Service.

First, from Marcott’s own PhD thesis…

thesis-short1And, after adjustments, the one published in Science magazine…

figure-1cThis may be even more damaging to the Mann Carbon Cabal than his original bogus chart because of all the “it’s true” hype. How much hype will there be when Science retracts the submission? That was rhetorical, of course.

UPDATE via Steve Goddard:

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ICYMI — ClimateGate 3.0

I case you missed it Junk Science, Tom Nelson, Climate Audit, WUWT and Jo Nova, to name a few, all had 220,247 emails sent to them by FOIA…with the decryption key. No grand conspiracy funded by the Koch brothers–just one person with a conscience. FOIA speculates there is nothing earth-shattering to find there, but it’s possible…for anyone with a teraflop speed machine and the time to wade through it. Still, great job. Thanks for 2009.


Here’s Lubos’ take. Stay tuned.

It’s Been A Year…? Feels Like 10.

bayonetYep, It’s been one year since DB vanished from the virtual vortex. No Weekly AGW Scam Updates, No Snark, No Weepy Bill Mockery, and worst of all–No Global Warming Hotties.

Oh, and the comedy material he’s missed…Hansen’s 250 feet of sea level rise, Weepy Bill’s #ForwardOnClimate Rally FAIL in 19 degree weather…the slow-motion train wreck of the EUnuch Carbon Indulgence Market FAIL…Captain Carbon selling Current TV to Jihadi mouthpiece Al Jazeera–and then being sued and investigated by the feds. Ah, the snark we’ve missed.

Hopefully, he’ll return one day. Until then, we’ll keep a light on for him…unless of course a dust storm covers the unicorn-fart panels or the bird shredder catches fire. Wait, Did I say “Weepy Bill”? Yes. Yes I did. That can only mean…DB’s Global Warming Hotties:



And, gotta throw in a Canadian, right…?


That might get his attention. What do you think?

A Whole New Level Of Green $camulus

carbon_particleYesterday, at Hot Air, Jazz Shaw posed the question: “How well will new Energy Secretary Moniz play with the EPA?” To me, the answer is obvious–he will play very nicely. You thought Solyndra, Fisker, First Solar and the Chevy El Fuego Volt were bad? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

Why do I say that? Because, as Shaw noted, physicist Ernest Moniz’ baby is sequestration. No–not that one, Carbon Sequestration, which in non-Thermageddon-monger-speak means burying CO2 in a deep underground vault as if it were Rubidium-87.

This, as teh Aussies, Pommies and Canucks can attest, has proven to be a particularly impossible thing to do. One study said even if an underground reservoir could withstand the ever-increasing pressures of injected gas, it would have to be “the size of a small us state.”

But physicists love solving impossible problems–especially when they have nearly unlimited $$$$ to throw at them, which Moniz will. The Pommies, who admitted to “wasting $1.6 billion” on this snark hunt last year, are planning to do it again. Well, we’re Americans, dammit! We can waste more money than the Limeys–Forward!

Prediction: Here’s how Moniz will play with the EPA. The new EPA regs set CO2 emission standards for power plants burning natural gas which no coal plant can meet? He’ll get them waivers…as long as they pour money down whatever number of sequestration holes the EPA picks out of thin air. Obama gets to say, “Look, all-of-the-above!”, while making the price of the cheapest most abundant energy resource on the planet Skyrocket. Just like he said he would…


Remember That “Scale Of The Universe” Stuff I Posted?

Well this is kind of like that. First, check it out. Vilmar had this pic up the other day. It looks like an alien in a plasticized space suit–but no, that’s its skin. It’s a water bear:


According to Vilmar you can burn these microscopic monsters, poison ’em, even bath ’em with gamma rays and they won’t die. They can live in acid. So, it occurred to me that my coffee is full of them. Let’s see…


Well…I’m clearly going to need to add some Jameson to my cup if this is going to continue. No one said science was easy.

(Escher coffee gif stolen from Bunk.)