How is Obama's Julia Like Pristomyrmex Punctatus?

Before I answer that, a little science. Scientists study all kinds of things. One thing they study is ants, because ants teach a lot about communities.

In a recent study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, ecologists Shigeto Dobata and Kazuki Tsuji studied the effects of "cheaters" in a colony of Pristomyrmex Punctatus ants.

P. Punctati segment their society into two groups by age. Younger ants tend to hang around the house reproducing asexually. (And why wouldn't they?) As they age, the ants reproduce less and take on other duties like foraging for food and repairing the home. In other words, they mature and become more responsible for themselves and for their communities.

Both behaviors are cooperative. Both help the colony at the expense of some personal sacrifice, though I can't figure out what the kids give up by sit around reproducing day and night.

So what happens when scientists introduce a "cheater" ant or two?

Cheaters are like cooperators in all ways but one: cheaters don't stop reproducing to go out and forage. In short, they don't grow up.

But they do consume. And defecate. Right there in the house. And because their reproduction is asexual, the damn kids are just as horny and lazy as the parent.  Since cheaters reproduce more than cooperators do, pretty soon most of the colony is cheater ants. They eat, they sleep, they poop, and they  . . . reproduce.

Of course, this can go on only so long. As less food comes in and less waste goes out, the colony becomes filthy, poor, and overcrowded. The cooperators move out or die, leaving the cheaters to decay among their own filth.

Which brings us to the Julias of the world.

Julia was (semi) fictitious character sprung onto a waiting world by the Obama-Biden campaign. Julia is a cheater. From age of three, Julia sponges off the colony. From head start through social security, Julia eats the food others foraged and occupies the home others built and maintain.

Despite free birth control and copious, publicly supported family planning instruction, Julia, of course, reproduces. The Julia in Obama's video never marries--or even dates--a man, so I assume she reproduces asexually, like her P. Punctatus ancestors. Which would explain the failure of birth control. Julia's offspring, of course, imitate their parent. (Here's a video about Julia from The Five.)

Think this cheater behavior is unique to ants? Think again.

Researchers have recently evaluated these questions in systems involving viruses and cells (where cells may secrete protective substances, or self-destruct to form a spore-dispersing stalk) but not in multicellular organisms before. Yet the results are so similar, write Dobata and Tsuji, that they believe universal principles are at play.

What is one of those "universal principles?" Cheaters eventually eat out the substance of their cooperative cousins and destroy their society.

This phenomenon seems to be near a tipping point among us humans in the US of A. The punctatus is among us.

Consider:

More than half of Americans depend on government subsidies

and

Nearly Half of All Americans Don’t Pay Income Taxes

And

Disability is the New Normal

And

Up to 4 out of 5 disability recipients are frauds

If only Mitt Romney had seen the ant study before his infamous "forty-seven percent" statement during the 2012 campaign. He could have substituted "homo punctati"  for "forty-seven percent," and no one would be the wiser. A few ambitious reporters (if there are any) might have googled "homo punctati" and found nothing, since I just made it up by combining the word for man (homo) with the description of a type of ant (punctatus). But you get the point.

People are, of course,different from viruses and ants. We have intellects and imaginations that allow us to project the effects of cheaters on our human colonies. And we have the ability and the right to ostracize cheaters--to tear them off the teat, so to speak.

The question is, will we?

What Climate Scientists Aren’t Telling You About Global Warming

Allan Savory caused the slaughter of 40,000 elephants in a vain attempt to save the planet by stopping desertification. It turns out that he succeeded only in turning lush grasslands into desert. And, of course, killing 40,000 elephants.

Orphaned Elephant and Its Dead Mother

Savory loves animals. He grew up in Africa and adores elephants. So why did he kill them?

Scientists Often Do More Harm Than Good

Global temperatures are higher now, on average, than they were 100 years ago. I won’t deny that. Nor will I deny that human activity has contributed to that warming. It has.

The question is: which human activities contribute go global warming, or AGW (anthropogenic global warming).

Climate scientists like James Hansen labor to hide the truth. But they know.

The answer is shocking. And the solution is delicious.

In this TED talk, biologist Allan Savory explains how he and other scientists discovered that in their vainglorious attempts to improve nature climate scientists and biologists have, instead, nearly destroyed it.

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Thankfully, Allan Savory had the humility to admit he was wrong and the tenacity to spend his life finding a solution to the problem his fellow scientists caused.

Desertification Before Dinner?

One of the biggest culprits is the US Department of the Interior. The United States government has promoted desertification—turning grasslands and forests into barren desert—by driving cattle and herds off of government property, believing that animals cause desertification.

But herds of animals that roamed grasslands for eons before man help create and support grasslands. In other words, animals don’t kill nature, people do.

global map of desertification

The Solution to Desertification Is What’s For Dinner

The answer is beef.

Savory and his team have reversed desertification over 15 million hectares by introducing herds of cattle and sheep to deserts.

The process is simple. It works exactly as nature planned—before pointy-headed scientists decided they knew more about nature than nature.

Reversing Desertification Feed The Hungry, Too

In most of the world, only animals can feed the human population. The environment will not support enough plant-based nutrition no matter what you do.

But herds of animals can live off the land, and feed the people.

Savory has proven it.

Ask Congress To Reintroduce Herds To National Parks

The US government and its expert scientists caused desertification over millions of acres of the US by forcing cattle and sheep out of national parks. And the same government policies caused the drought plaguing western states today. Savory writes:

I have also found that only two things we do cause billions of acres of such land to exhibit predominantly bare ground between plants:

  1. Too few large herbivores (mainly livestock today) on the land demonstrating  unnatural behavior in the absence of pack hunting predators. This leads to over-resting the land while overgrazing plants.
  2. Overuse and misuse of the tool of fire

Neither droughts nor any other action of nature cause billions of acres of the US and the world’s grasslands to exhibit such high amounts of bare soil between plants.

Put the cows back where they belong.

Ask your US Senators and Representatives to watch this video. Send them a link to this blog. Ask them to promote good policy and reduce destruction of grasslands. Then, please tell the world you took action by writing a comment on this post.

Here is the text of my message to Rep. Ann Wagner and Senator Roy Blunt:

Did you know that we can improve the environment and stop desertification of America's grasslands by increasing grazing on national lands?

Please see this blog post and watch the video. http://hennessysview.com/2013/03/10/what-climate-scientists-arent-telling-you-about-global-warming

It’s time the Republicans get behind an important environmental cause that will actually make things better. This is good policy and good politics.

This is a matter of life and death for people and the planet. And it might prevent another 40,000 orphaned baby elephants.

Note: I replaced "climate scientists" with "scientists" in several places. Allan Savory is a biologist, not a climate scientist. He was not concerned with climate when he worked on the project that killed 40,000 elephants.

Italy Erases 600 years of Scientific Progress

The next time some liberal tells you the United States needs to act more like Europe, tell them, “no, we believe in science.” gods

Italy sentenced six scientists to prison for the felony of failing to predict an earthquake.

Seriously.

The people who brought us da Vinci, Columbus, and Marconi believe that those wizards in lab coats with all the machines that go “beep” are actually gods who control the earth and the stars.

Why not just force scientists to adopt the old Roman gods’ names: Jupiter, Juno, Neptune, Pluto, Apollo.

Most people with a 5th grade education know that science still cannot predict earthquakes with any degree of accuracy, anymore than Harold Camping could predict the end of the world.

By sending six scientists to prison for six years, plus fining them $130,000 each, Italy has likely ended its dalliance with modernity. Who in his right mind would work in a scientific field knowing that any error—or lack of capability—will bring on a prison sentence?

I hope our immigration laws will allow entry for great Italian Brain Exodus.

The left in America believes Europe has all the answers. Clearly, Europe believes it has answers that can’t be answered. And that’s scary in the year 2012.

Astonishing Science: Sun May Cause Global Warming

Unbelievable! Scientists have discovered that the huge, glowing fireball in the sky may affect Earth’s temperature.

The latest evidence comes from . . . the Moon.

Back when we used to send astronauts to the Moon, we placed some temperature sensors on the Moon’s surface.  We still monitor those sensors. 

Guess what they show.  Yep, you’re right!  As temperatures rose on Earth, temperatures rose on the Moon.

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Watts Up With That has all the details.

Meanwhile, Gateway Pundit found scientists who issued a crop warning because of an anticipated plunge in Earth’s temp, at least in North America.

I'll Say It Again: James Hansen Is a Fraud and a Liar

American Thinker Blog: Global Warm-mongering: More Silk from a Pig's Ear

It seems that NASA's James Hansen, head of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), is at it again. He just can't let the data speak for itself. In yet another egregious display of Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) arrogance, he changed the temperature data from 1910-2008 to reflect what is clearly a cooling trend to reflect a warming trend. (Y-axis = Annual Mean Temperatures in centigrade; X-axis = Year)

Because Hansen changes history (even 100-year-old records) regularly without explanation and always to make present seem relatively warmer than past dates, we have every reason to believe that James Hansen is a fraud and liar who made a big mistake before Congress 20 years ago and has been stealing government money to disguise that error ever since.

Don't we have a bureau to investigate misappropriation of government money?

Of course, I could be wrong.  He might just be a really bad scientist.  There is some evidence to support this possibility.  He makes a LOT of mistakes and with increasing frequency.  It's possible that he is suffering from the beginning stages of dementia.  If that's so, why don't his healthier colleagues and assistants catch his errors--like publishing September temperatures as October temperatures?

Either way--incompetence or criminality--he should be removed from work at NASA and his opinions (they are nothing but that) disregarded among serious scientists.

The fact is that temperatures have been falling for 10 years which violates all the models every built in support of human-caused global warming.  That irrefutable fact so enrages AGW worshippers that they are rendered incapable of rational thought--which would lead them to my position.  They would acknowledge our vast ignorance rather than feign infinite wisdom.

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So Much For an Ice-Free Arctic

DailyTech - Sea Ice Ends Year at Same Level as 1979

Thanks to a rapid rebound in recent months, global sea ice levels now equal those seen 29 years ago, when the year 1979 also drew to a close.

Let's give credit where it's due: Al Gore.

When Al Gore speaks, the opposite happens. Where Al Gore goes, snow is sure to follow. So when Al Gore frightened a bunch of German kids by telling them that the North Pole would be gone in 5 years, that Santa Claus would die along with his reindeer, and that Polar Bears would either become extinct or catch the last few ice floes south to Europe where they'd "eat little kiddies like you," you just knew that the Arctic would grow ice faster than Joe Biden's head grows hair plugs.

And that's just what's happened.

Keep in mind, though, that we have only 30 years of satellite data on Arctic ice. So the melts of the past few summers might be dramatic--or they might very common. What do know beyond a doubt is that the Arctic ice experts know no more about Arctic ice than you or I. They were all 180 degrees off about the properties of "new" sea ice.

Why were predictions so wrong? Researchers had expected the newer sea ice, which is thinner, to be less resilient and melt easier. Instead, the thinner ice had less snow cover to insulate it from the bitterly cold air, and therefore grew much faster than expected, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

So the next time an expert at NSIDC says the Arctic is meltic, remember that there is no such thing as an Arctic ice expert.

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Gloriously Goring Gore

The Huffington Post (of all things) brings us a most cogent, concise, and accurate repudiation of Al Gore and the whole "climate change" Nazi crowd (h/t ICECAP).  Harold Ambler deserves the Nobel Prize for truth stating.  Some highlights.

Strike One:  How Al Gore (and Hansen and the rest) lie to you about climate change:

First, the expression "climate change" itself is a redundancy, and contains a lie. Climate has always changed, and always will. There has been no stable period of climate during the Holocene, our own climatic era, which began with the end of the last ice age 12,000 years ago.

Strike Two:  How Al Gore (and Hansen and the rest) thwart discussion by pre-emptive name-calling:

Mr. Gore has gone so far to discourage debate on climate as to refer to those who question his simplistic view of the atmosphere as "flat-Earthers." This, too, is right on target, except for one tiny detail. It is exactly the opposite of the truth.

Strike Three:  How Al Gore (and Hansen and the rest) get their basic math and science wrong--in a way that a 5th grader can see:

Meanwhile, the theory that carbon dioxide "drives" climate in any meaningful way is simply wrong and, again, evidence of a "flat-Earth" mentality. Carbon dioxide cannot absorb an unlimited amount of infrared radiation. Why not? Because it only absorbs heat along limited bandwidths, and is already absorbing just about everything it can.

Strike Four:  (Yeah, I'm over the limit--so is Gore)  How Al Gore (and Hansen and the rest) lie and lie again about the basic "science" of global warming:

This mechanism has never been shown to exist. Indeed, increased temperature leads to increased evaporation of the oceans, which leads to increased cloud cover (one cooling effect) and increased precipitation (a bigger cooling effect).

The Reality of Climate Change

In one highly readable article, Ambler covers all of the major errors, lies, and outright frauds committed by Al Gore and the whole AGW world.  What Ambler doesn't cover is this: 

Why do so many ordinary folk with no skin in this game buy into Gore's and Hansen's fraud?

Most people in North America are really, really ignorant when it comes to the intersection of politics and science.  People tend to scrutinize a politician's stand on defense, finance, etc., but they seem to trust whatever a politician says about things like global warming.   Since conservatives, for the most part, refuse to discuss global warming (including most conservative bloggers) our of fear of official reprisals, the public hears only one side of the debate.  Until some Republican or conservative blogger has the courage to say, "Al Gore and James Hansen lie to you every day about global warming in order to steal money and power from you," people will buy the Gore-Hansen lie.

Easily Debunked

Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) is as easily debunked as Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme.  The purveyors of Carbon Trading are just as guilty of fraud as Bernie Madoff.  When you see that Gore and Paulson stand to make billions of dollars (just like Madoff) from convincing you that AGW is real and based on science, you'll see that you are being ripped off. 

Please read Ambler's article and begin to see the truth. 

A Bunch of Hooey

about_dellearth The silliness of companies knows no bounds.

The latest act of corporate stupidity comes from the computer maker Dell.

In its attempt to become the "greenest technology company on the planet," Dell made much of achieving some farcically theoretical "carbon-neutral" status.  But, like everything associated with AGW, there's really no so thing.  WSJ points out in a wonderful examination today:

In fact, that's only a small fraction of all the emissions associated with Dell. The footprint doesn't include the oil used by Dell's suppliers to make its computer parts, the diesel and jet fuel used to ship those computers around the world, or the coal-fired electricity used to run them.

Again, it's difficult to criticize Dell for claiming to have achieved something that exists only in theory and is of little or no value to the planet or its inhabitants.

Moreover, while Dell is improving its energy efficiency, it is claiming carbon neutrality mostly by purchasing environmental "credits." These are financial instruments that bankroll environmental improvements made by others.

Hank Paulson, Al Gore, and George Soros are the masterminds behind these carbon credits.  Each reaps millions from environmental morons like Michael Dell who seek, not truth, but popularity.  And then only popularity with the shallowest, emptiest heads on the planet: the media and Hollywood.

Yet some of those improvements would have occurred whether or not Dell invested in them, according to some of the companies involved. That suggests Dell isn't ridding the atmosphere of as much pollution as it claims.

Of course not.  Dell is ridding its investors of their feigned guilt. 

As thoroughgoing as the WSJ seems, there's much missing.  For instance, if PCs make their owners more efficient, then the use of the PC may save more carbon-releasing activity than the manufacture, sale, distribution, and operation of the PC consumes.  Therefore, the mere existence and use of a computer may, itself, be carbon neutral or better.  We don't know. 

Neither do Gore, Sorors, and Paulson know.  Nor Hansen and Mann.  No one knows.  No one really cares.  Instead, they wrap themselves up in a fantasy and call it concern.

I call it a bunch of hooey.

Predictions for 2009

After a 2 year hiatus from annual predictions, here's what I see happening in the precarious Year of our Lord Two-thousand nine:

The Dow:  The Dow trades within a range of 1,000 points with a daily average closing of 8,500.

GDP and Economy:  By July, everyone pretty much calls the situation "Great Depression II."  Unemployment, which declines in the first quarter, increases to more than 12 percent by fall.  Gross Domestic Product by quarter:

Q1:  -.06

Q2: -1.5

Q3: -6.5

Q4: -2.0

US Treasuries:  Moody's warns investors in US Treasuries that inflation could erode the real value of the paper dramatically but falls short of lowering bond ratings.  China and Japan sell over $1 trillion in long-term US debt.

Auto Industry:  The bridge loan isn't enough and the UAW refuses major compromises, but Obama and Congress block GM and Chrysler from bankruptcy.  Instead, Congress authorizes $70 billion in exchange for voting stock and a seat on the companies' boards.  The companies oblige, effectively becoming government agencies. 

Iraq:  The slow drawdown of troops will continue according to the plan approved by Iraq in 2008.  The net effect of Obama's win on Iraq is zero.

Iran:  The Obama administration achieves a pyrrhic victory by signing a non-proliferation agreement with Iran similar to the one Clinton (via Carter) signed with North Korea.  By the end of 2009, Iran's cheating is obvious, but both the US and UN ignore it . . . until it's too late.  Israel acts alone.

Key Legislation: 

Fairness Doctrine returns requiring television and radio stations to provide equal time to all sides of any news or science issue with the exception of climate science.

Emission Standards increased dramatically by Congress and rubber-stamped by GM and Chrysler boards.  Ford sues claiming unfair competition and anti-trust violations.  Suit will take years to settle.

Unions can demand to know a non-union's position on unionization votes.  Many shops turn union; many anti-union workers are assaulted and threatened. 

Medical workers are compelled to participate in abortions regardless of religious or personal beliefs.  Thousands of doctors and nurses quit in protest.  The Catholic church closes thousands of hospitals creating the greatest healthcare availability crisis ever in a post-industrial country.  Congress prepares, by year's end, to take over the healthcare industry and all medical universities and colleges.

Sports

Several major professional sports teams fold as advertising dollars disappear.

Entertainment

No one really cares after reading the list above.

Politics

Newt Gingrich prepares a presidential run in 2012 by quarterbacking a team of more than 200 Republican Congressional candidates on single agenda to win back Washington and capitalism. 

Climate Change:  2008 was the coolest year in almost 20 years, and 2009 looks to be even cooler.  A major flaw is revealed in the most sophisticated models.  James Hansen refuses to admit he was wrong, but even the media stop covering climate change.  Environmentalism shifts to potable water, an actual problem that will affect the US in 20 years as the Ogallala Aquifer dries up.

Global Warming Disproved!?

Hey, folks, I haven't read the whole thing.  But in the second paragraph we seem to find the answer to whole global warming problem:  ignore it.

First, all over the world, temperatures have been dropping in a way wholly unpredicted by all those computer models which have been used as the main drivers of the scare. Last winter, as temperatures plummeted, many parts of the world had snowfalls on a scale not seen for decades. This winter, with the whole of Canada and half the US under snow, looks likely to be even worse. After several years flatlining, global temperatures have dropped sharply enough to cancel out much of their net rise in the 20th century.

I'm all for repudiation of the AGW myth--don't get me wrong.  But I was hoping for the chance to punch James Hansen in mouth before the whole thing collapsed.

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Cooling Planet Escalates Global Warming Hysteria

The increased urgency to legislate or judicially impose new, draconian burdens on society to "save the planet" is not your imagination.  Neither is it a response to increasingly rising temperatures.  Temperatures have been falling for 8 years now, and have not risen in more than 10.   The reason the AGW alarmists need to impose restrictions is:  credit. 

Remember the ozone holes?  According to leftists, the holes were caused by chloroflourocarbons like refrigerant used in air conditioning.  These holes would eventually destroy all life on the planet, so we were told.   So the United States and most other countries banned the use of the chemicals in commercial refrigeration.

And nature obeyed.  Even before the legislation too effect, the ozone holes began to shrink.  By the time CFC production began to fall, the holes were pretty much back to the pre-panic sizes.  (They're growing again, though.)

The alarmists took credit for the shrinking of the holes despite the scientific facts that a) CFCs cannot reach the ozone layer in large enough volume to cause damage and b) ozone holes are caused by perfectly natural happenings.

For 20 years, now, we've been told that human activity will cause temperatures to skyrocket as much as 20 degrees, melting all the ice on the planet, raising sea levels until Denver is a beach town.  As with the ozone layer, the left is panicking now that their dire predictions are proving false.  They hope to enact enought new laws to claim that falling temperatures are result of their unique and noble sort of human activity:  filling the airwaves with hot air.  

AGW alarmists are either fraudulant liars or really stupid scientists whose degrees should be withdrawn.  But they are doing nothing to save the planet.

Lake Superior Freezing Over

Even as CO2 levels rise, western Lake Superior is freezing over for the first time years.

The western tip of Lake Superior has frozen over in December for the first time in recent memory, and that could mean a long season of ice angling that hasn’t been seen in years.

“We were just talking that it’s been something like 17 years since we had a good, long ice fishing season at this corner of Lake Superior,’’ said Russ Francisco, owner of Marine General sporting goods store in Duluth. “This is the most ice I’ve seen in December in years. … I wouldn’t go out yet, but if it stays cold and we don’t get a big wind, people will be out there fishing soon.’’

Next question:  Has Al Gore been to Duluth recently?

Elsewhere in the AGW world, Fred Singer posts a brief but debilitating blow (via Jennifer Marohasy) to the AGW idiots at IPCC.  

In conclusion: The IPCC’s ‘most’ is not sustained by observations; the human contribution is very likely only 10% or even less.

There you go.

We're Very Ignorant of Everything

Anthony Watts runs one of the most fascinating web sites on the entire internet.  If you don't read it every day, you're missing a great, free education.

Two stories today illustrate his Nobel-worthy work:

Both stories illustrate our minute understanding of  our planet, its atmosphere, our solar system, the universe, and God.  In relative terms, James Hansen and Stephen Hawking know no more than a 2-year-old idiot-Savant. 

When someone tells you--someone with nine impressive abbreviations following his surname--that man-made global warming will kill all the polar bears and destroy the North Pole in five years unless we ban smoking, beef, and barbecues tomorrow, smile and remember that, despite what you learned in Physical Science 204, we don't even know what magnetism is.

If scientists cannot account for the sun, then they will never account for man's influence on climate. 

We are more ignorant than ants. And Tom Nelson is the master at pointing out the ignorance of Captain Planet's platoon.

Seth Borenstein Dropping Al Gore's Acid

Seth Borenstein seems to have dropped the same Global Warming LSD as Al Gore.

Today, in a news article (not opinion, mind you) Borenstein claims that the 10-year cooling trend we're in proves the seriousness of his personal brand of Global Warming. He also passes along flat out lies about temperatures and, especially, sea ice extent--making up facts that never existed. Borenstein is a terrible polemicist and lazy researcher.

But Borenstein excels as a writer.  One can actually hear the chaffing of his palms upon each other has he simultaneously types and wrings his hands. That's like three kinds of exceptional talent.

Like so many on the freak side of AGW, Borenstein makes two errors:

He believes that climate history began in 1860.

He believes that James Hansen is an honest broker.

Both beliefs require the naiveté of an innocent child in whom they'd be charming.  In the AP's science writer, they seem as they are:  malignant ignorance.

Al Gore Loses His Mind . . . again

Jenn Q Public asked if I'd heard that Al Gore--the man Don Imus described as Evil Incarnate--told a German audience that the North Pole will cease to exist in 5 years.  He held up his hand, fingers splayed, to avoid any possible confusion.

Mark the date:  according to Gore, on 12/12/2013, there will be zero ice north of the Arctic Circle.  This would an amazing change in trends since global sea ice has been growing for 20 years now.  (h/t Tom Nelson)

If he's wrong, let's sue him.  Here's how.  We'll set up a PayPal account to raise money to build a Jet Ski resort in Barrow, Alaska.  The big bucks  will to R&D of the lighting system to allow people to Jet Ski during months with zero sunlight. 

If there's ice in January, that will seriously hurt business.  Since we based our business on a guarantee from Gore, he'll be liable for our loses.  We'll sue him, not only for our lost investment, for 20 years of revenue. 

Of course, if Al Gore is not a liar and a fraud, he could always sue me. 

Historic Winter Storm

The massive storm brewing out west will plunge Los Angeles into the 30s, threatening all-time record lows for that city.  Seattle is looking at highs in the mid-20s for the week ahead.  That's cold.  Amazingly, the Ottawa Weather Center predicted this blast last week (here and here).

Meanwhile, to the east and north or Southern California, blizzards will extend from New Mexico to Minneapolis.  The cold and snow is forecast to continue for the next 48-72 hours, striking St. Louis and Chicago Sunday evening through Tuesday. 

This weather comes from Siberia where daily highs have been -80 F for the past few days. Apparently, there's not much CO2 in Russia.

Meanwhile, the AGW freaks insist that Congress take over the auto industry to save the planet.  I assume they want to save the planet from another ice age. 

Anthony Watts has discovered more fraud by the global warming nuts, this time involving Arctic sea ice. 

This morning I was shocked to discover that overnight, huge amounts of sea ice simply disappeared. Fortunately I had saved the images and a copy of the webpage last night. Here is the before and after in a blink comparator:

The criminals at NANSEN didn't like the fact that Arctic sea ice was about to exceed the 1979-2000 average.  So they changed the numbers.  What a bunch of lying criminals.  Here's the e-mail address of the criminal master mind: stein.sandven@nersc.no

Meanwhile,  take a look at yesterday's satellite images of the North Pole and judge for yourself.  On the right is yesterday's ice.  On the left is 12/12/1980, one of the coldest winters in the past 40 years. 

 

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