I’ve opted for plain and simple for my format and layout. The default presentation gives you the last few articles I’ve written in a long, scrollable format. Sometimes I add a “more” tag, which takes you to the individual post, showing the remainder of what I wrote for that article, but usually you must click the heading (to the left of the primary text blocks) to get to the specific article, since I usually just write it all, letting all show on the scrolling composite. The basic reading format doesn’t include a comment box. If you click the heading and go to the specific posting, there is a reply box at the end, after the share buttons and the tags and categories. You can also click the quote-button comment link just below the title.

So, if you happen to read something you want to reply to, please do. I will almost certainly post your comment and reply to you. I’m not into censoring.

Lonnie E. Schubert:

It is clear that the alarmist rely on rhetoric only.

97% is bogus. 97% is bogus.

Answer the question. Where is the warming?

There is no warming.

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:

Sierra Club President Aaron Mair before the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday October 6th, 2015 Sierra Club President Aaron Mair before the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday October 6th, 2015

We all know that the now infamous “97% consensus” is based on shonky data analysis by John Cook, but that doesn’t stop the president of the Sierra Club from using it, even when it means a standoff with a Senator in a congressional testimony. Today, Texas senator and Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz questioned Sierra Club President Aaron Mair in a contentious testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Via the Daily Caller:

But on one question in particular, Mair would not deviate from his rehearsed answer.

When asked about the 18 year pause in global warming, as documented by satellite data, Mr. Mair denied it exists. “So if the data are contrary to your testimony, would the Sierra Club issue a retraction?” Cruz asked.

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Lonnie E. Schubert:

Life will find a way. Like reacts to the environment and deals with it.

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:


Guest essay by Eric Worrall

A study, pH homeostasis during coral calcification in a free ocean CO2 enrichment (FOCE) experiment, Heron Island reef flat, Great Barrier Reef led by researcher Lucy Georgiou has concluded that at least some Coral has the ability to regulate its own internal PH. This allows the studied coral to thrive, even in extreme acid environments.

From the conclusion of the study;

Importantly, individual nubbins exhibited near constant δ11B compositions along their major growth axis over each of the four growth periods measured, regardless of whether they were grown under treatment or control conditions (Fig. 2A and Fig. S4A). These near constant δ11B compositions equate to near constant internal pHcf (Fig. 2B and Fig. S4B), irre- spective of treatment and season and declined by less than 0.1 units per unit decrease in external pHsw (Δp Hcf =Δp Hsw= 0.067, P = 0.078, df = 36; Table…

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Lonnie E. Schubert:

Fully worth sharing and exposing the corruption that is pervasive in climate alarmism.

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:

Yesterday, Shukla and GMU got notice that they have piqued the interest of a congressional committee, and via a written notice are required to preserve documents for an impending Congressional investigation and to provide proof that all employees of IGES/COLA have been notified that they are aware they can’t destroy documents. As we follow the unraveling behind the scenes and new FOIA documentation, rumors of some aberrant behavior in the past have begun to surface from former colleagues that suggest we might be dealing with the same sort of ego induced blindness that led to the downfall of IPCC chairman Rajenda Pachauri. The combination of information WUWT is being given behind the scenes suggests to me that this episode is going to get far worse for Shukla and GMU before it gets better.

At issue is at least 63.5 million dollars from the National Science Foundation, and…

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Lonnie E. Schubert:

Also noteworthy. Worth your review and understanding.

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:

From the “if the government won’t visualize it, a climate skeptic will” department.

Guest essay by Erik Swenson

In July of 2014, NASA launched its most advanced carbon dioxide monitoring satellite, The Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2). The first OCO burned up on launch. There has been a lot of anticipation regarding the data from this instrument. However, over a year after it launch, there has been little public information presented about its results. The only data made available by NASA has been images showing CO2 from an AGU14 session.

These images are shown below.


Figure 1: NASA-provided OCO-2 data for Oct 1 – Nov 11, 2014



Figure 2 NASA-provided OCO-2 data for Nov 21 – Dec 27, 2014

Source: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a011700/a011788/F5a.png

Back in May 2015, there was a release of some visualized data showing mixing ratios of CO2 over the oceans:


For some reason, NASA has not chosen…

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Lonnie E. Schubert:

Worth repeating:
Société de Calcul Mathématique: Several French mathematicians under the Société de Calcul Mathématique SA wrote a 195 page white paper on global warming and the political ramifications of the actions of its proponents. The title of the paper is well put: “The battle against global warming: an absurd, costly and pointless crusade.” Writing from the perspective of French, European, and world policy, the paper finds an enormous impact on the economy with every activity affected. It also states:

“The impact on the entire field of scientific research is particularly clear and especially pernicious. No project can be launched, on any subject whatsoever, unless it makes direct reference to global warming. You want to look at the geology of the Garonne Basin? It is, after all, an entirely normal and socially useful subject in every respect. Well, your research will be funded, approved and published only if it mentions the potential for geological storage of CO2. It is appalling.

Pernicious: having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way.

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:

The Week That Was: 2015-10-03 (October 3, 2015) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project

THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP)

More IPCC Challenges: The US administration is attempting to establish an agreement to be reached at the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP-21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to be held in Paris from November 30 to December 11. Meanwhile, more challenges to the findings of the UN Intergovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) continue to emerge. Many of the challenges do not question the basic science or logic found in the climate models, but do question the use to which they are put. This questioning especially applies to the 95% certainty expressed in the Summary for Policymakers of IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR-5).

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Lonnie E. Schubert:

If you worry about sea level rise, please take a few minutes to read the insights of a genius farmboy who has spent much time at sea.

Read and understand this very understandable article. Review what he said, and check his calculations.

The fact of the matter is that sea level rise rate has been about the same for all of the history of human civilization and our interactions with the sea. It is not accelerating. In fact, is seems to be decelerating, which just might mean we are headed into the next glaciation phase. Maybe not, but maybe. It will take centuries, hopefully, if we are sliding into that next glaciation. While it will take many thousands of years before Manhattan is under a mile of ice again, it could be only a few decades before global crop failures resemble the worst of the little ice age, and it would be downhill from there.

Please understand, cold kills. Warmer is better.

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach

I had to go to town yesterday, and so I was glad it was Friday, because it’s Science Friday on the local Public Broadcasting System station and I can listen on my truck radio. In general I enjoy Science Friday, because the host, Ira Flatow, has interesting people on the show and he usually asks interesting questions … except when it’s about climate change. In that case his scientific training goes out the window, and he merely parrots the alarmist line.

In any case I was listening to Science Friday yesterday, and Ira referred to some recent pictures of flooding in Miami, Florida, as evidence that climate change is real and is already affecting Florida. It was the radio so no pictures, but he was referring to photos like this that have been in the news …

miami floodingHe was talking with a young woman, a Chicana…

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Lonnie E. Schubert:

Since Dr. Bell has his detractors, I decided to help promote him.

The bottom line fact is that windmills hurt people physically and economically, not to mention they hurt critters needlessly.

Originally posted on STOP THESE THINGS:

windmill seacoast A technology abandoned 2 Centuries ago: for very obvious reasons …


Windmills and Sunbeams Won’t Keep the Lights On
Larry Bell
14 September 2015

The Obama administration’s global warming hell-bent “Clean Power Plan” which is supposed to regulate and tax our nation away from fossil fuels to heavily subsidized “renewable” energy sources is presently a transitional bridge to nowhere.

And after all, as the president himself once said, “That’s not the American way. That’s not progress. That’s not innovation. That’s rent-seeking and trying to protect old ways of doing business and staying in the way of the future.”

Of course he wasn’t referring here to the many billions of dollars of crony capitalist government wind and solar energy charities. No, his message was targeted on those who dare to criticize his determination to replace fossil energy with anemic, unreliable, and costly non-alternatives.

Accordingly, in August he and his…

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Lonnie E. Schubert:

“The advantage of fusion reactors over current fission reactors is that they create almost no radioactive waste.” The statement is false.

In the manner we can potentially build them today, the entire facility will be radioactive waste after months of operation.

http://www.pppl.gov/Tokamak%20Fusion%20Test%20Reactor , https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokamak_Fusion_Test_Reactor ,

Battelle disposed of pretty much the entire facility as radioactive waste, most of it buried in the desert of the Hanford reservation in Washington state. TFTR ran for only a few seconds total of actual fusion power production. 14 MeV neutrons do awesome things to building materials. None of them good from an engineering standpoint.

No, fusion is not near. ITER has been around for decades, and it will be decades more before they give up on it, defining the failure in such a way as to call it success. We will learn from it, and maybe the next thing will succeed. Young people will see. Many of us will not.

Fusion is inevitable. We will do it. Until then we will use fossil fuels for decades and regular nuclear fission will become ascendant. There is much more to fusion as we understand it, so far, than engineers can economically overcome. We just cannot. We will, but not for scores more years. Incrementally, it could take a century, even more. We are likely, though, to have a genius-breakthrough, a game changer. It is unknown and unknowable. We might have to do it the hard way, and that will likely take longer than the lifespan of all living today.

No, the governments do not need to prepare for it. Mostly, the governments just need to work at getting out of the way. That goes for everything.

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:

fusion-reactorFrom Durham University:

Fusion reactors could become an economically viable means of generating electricity within a few decades, and policy makers should start planning to build them as a replacement for conventional nuclear power stations, according to new research.

Researchers at Durham University and Culham Centre for Fusion Energy in Oxfordshire, have re-examined the economics of fusion, taking account of recent advances in superconductor technology for the first time. Their analysis of building, running and decommissioning a fusion power station shows the financial feasibility of fusion energy in comparison to traditional fission nuclear power.

The research, published in the journal Fusion Engineering and Design, builds on earlier findings that a fusion power plant could generate electricity at a similar price to a fission plant and identifies new advantages in using the new superconductor technology.

Professor Damian Hampshire, of the Centre for Material Physics at Durham University, who led the…

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Lonnie E. Schubert:

I have immense respect for Dr. Ben Carson.

I note the information is a few years old. Still, holding young-earth views is ridiculous and significant. It shows ability to think wrong in big ways.

The good vicker from Great Britain has written an excellent summary of what must have influenced Dr. Carson. He points out well that YEC views are a new thing. Nothing traditional or orthodox about pretending earth is younger than history.

Originally posted on Peddling and Scaling God and Darwin:


Caution Creationists3

Much has been made of Ben Carson’s comment that Satan guided Charles Darwin to accept evolution. This comes from a lecture for the Seventh Day Adventists in 2011 which you will find embedded in this article.http://www.patheos.com/blogs/danthropology/2015/09/ben-carson-says-charles-darwin-created-the-theory-of-evolution-under-the-influence-of-satan/

To claim that Satan led dear Darwin astray is pretty face-palming for a potential President of our former colonies the United States. However other candidates hold similar views including Mike Huckabee, a southern Baptist minister.

Carson is a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church which is one of the many millennial groups which came into being in the 19th century. Most of their beliefs are typical of conservative evangelicals /fundamentalists but they are several additions, which are not optional bolt-on extras.

These are that one must believe in a 6-day creation of the earth some 6000 years ago as this is the direct conclusion of believing the Fourth Commandments means that you must…

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Lonnie E. Schubert:

Sauce for the goose…

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:

Josh writes: Volkswagen has been found cheating on US emissions tests, but with the Green Blob fiddling everything from Renewables to Global Temperatures, it’s no wonder they thought this was ok. Some like Stephen Glover at the UK’s Daily Mail blame green zealots directly.


Cartoons by Josh

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Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball

The public just doesn't seem to be afraid of the Global Warming scare tactics The public just doesn’t seem to be afraid of the Global Warming scare tactics

Promoters of ‘official’ climate, which is defined as the works of the UN IPCC, are desperate. Twenty of them, including Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) members like Kevin Trenberth, asked the Obama administration to file Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) charges against climate deniers. All but two of the twenty are at Universities, and the two are career bureaucrats associated with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). They all live off the public purse, but somehow in the weird world of climate science that is untainted money. The RICO charge is ad hominem, not about the science. If Virtually all the research funding for global warming comes from government and goes to those supporting the unproven hypothesis. There is no comparison between the amounts of government…

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Lonnie E. Schubert:

It is shameful to call for criminal prosecution (persecution) of those who disagree with you.

Originally posted on Big Picture News, Informed Analysis:

20 American academics think unorthodox climate views should be subjected to an organized crime investigation.


Alternative climate perspectives are apparently so intimidating, distressing, and frightening that some people want police to get involved. Yesterday, climate scientist Judith Curryobjected strenuously to a 2-week-old letter sent to US President Obama and US Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

Signed by 20 academics, it calls for an investigation under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). When it became law back in 1970, RICO was intended to help authorities convict Mafia leaders of murders they’d ordered but hadn’t personally committed. Those found guilty under this legislation can be sent to prison for 20 years.

A few days ago, I explained that activists frequently accuse those who express unorthodox climate views of being deliberate liars. According to this line of reasoning, skeptics aren’t sincere in their beliefs. They’re just bad people. In league…

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Lonnie E. Schubert:

Nice story.

Willis waxes technical with regard to the bird-burner.

I’ll take people over birds any day, but these large solar projects only result in net harm. These huge projects harm people as well as the environment. We must stand opposed.

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach

“Where the Walker runs down to the Carson Valley plains,
There lived a maiden, Darcy Farrow was her name.
The daughter of old Dundee and a fair one was she,
The sweetest flower that bloomed on the range.”

Traveling often reminds me how many places I know only through songs. I’ve made a (poor) living as a musician at various times in the past, and that’s a few lines from a song by Ian and Sylvia that I’ve sung many times. But it wasn’t until today that I’d ever seen either the Walker River or the Carson Valley. They are both lovely … at least in the late summer. I’m not making any claims about what it’s like during the winter, but then I’m a tropical boy, so what do I know.

When you come south from Lake Tahoe, you come first to Topaz Lake…

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It seems long ago now, but the tragedy is still painful.

Pain and suffering are simply a part of life, but it is so sad, so horrific, so evil, when someone deliberately imposes pain, suffering, and terror on others.

Let us move forward remembering:

You know what is right, because God has shown it to you. Do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly.


Forgive and walk in love. Trust God, and never forget.


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