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Climate Change Noise Missing

Public Baffled, Scientists Not So Much


The lamestream media told you:

Nothing.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

A near total lack of reports linking climate change to Hurricane Harvey (can you remember back that far?) has no environmentalists shouting about censorship or biased reporting.

This may be due to the fact that the “green” movement has learned the public doesn’t believe linking individual weather events to master environmental edicts qualifies as science, or that the case for climate change, also called global warming, climate disruption, carbon footprint and eco terrorism -- may have hockey-stick sized holes. (Recent hurricanes have had global alarmism shouting.)

A recently published report (Science News, Vol. 191, No. 9, p. 19) notes, “The world’s more than 100 million lakes are often overlooked in climate simulations. That’s surprising, because lakes are far easier to measure than oceans.” After a landmark study was published in 2015, scientists were shocked to find, “the picture is far more complicated,” than they expected. Although lakes experienced the same weather, some warmed faster, or slower, for reasons they could not explain or understand. “Such variability makes it hard to pin down what to expect in the future,” according to an aquatic biologist at Washington State U.

It seems that climate changes, because that’s what climate does. Human understanding of the phenomena is in its infancy, and calls for massive upheaval of humanity, to avoid massive upheaval of humanity, may be premature. Especially since some of the world's largest industrialists are excluded from current plans (communist China, India, more), and the developed world tasked with the invented burdens. Control of the purse strings and people on the receiving end of life style changes requires more care and thought that it may have received previously, according to leading experts. Changing our climate, if this is even possible, should not be handled with the alacrity we are all-of-a-sudden using to replace our monuments, according to leading experts.

Scientists March for Earth Day

"We're not political!" they say.

Bwahahahahahahaha...

The lamestream media told you:

Earth Day is a glorious event that celebrates our stewardship of the planet and recognizes all the obligations we have to treat our Earth mother properly. All laws needed to control our effect on the planet should be passed without delay.

Scientists marched this year in the parades in a coordinated effort, and promoted the thought that because they pursue science, they are not political and so, presumably, "you can trust us."





The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:


Scientists aren’t being very scientific
if they’re holding themselves out to be non-political.

Everything in the public domain is political.

Any group operating on tens of billions of taxpayer dollars,
and constantly in need of more, is as political as it gets.
Read that again.

They’re holding up pictures of DNA and vaccines? Good. How about spy satellites, nukes and labs for weaponized anthrax. It’s proof they’re not only political, they’re underhanded and deceptive, with a hidden agenda and a phony narrative. Your friend the atom. Thalidomide. The coming Ice Age. The absolute trash that passes for science lately is preposterous. "Scientific surveys" are the worst. Some "science" is even done now by voting (Pluto anyone?). It’s the real reason certain “research” funds have been cut off by Congress -- to prevent taxpayer funding of political agendas disguised as science. Government “scientists” conducted human sterilization and eugenics experiments on people -- and were only stopped when forced to by outrage and new law. All sorts of law has been enacted to prevent so-called “science” from committing atrocities.

Now don’t take this the wrong way. Like anything, there are two sides to the coin, and obviously, the wonders of modern science and technology are fabulous. Hey -- we're on computers, right? Just don’t get snowed by this white-lab-coat holier-than-thou can-do-no-wrong all-the-answers mythology.

Science is just as messed up as police, doctors, the post office and your co-workers, and for the same reason -- because they’re people. The fact that their IQs may be high is no reason to place them on a pedestal above every human frailty everyone else has. If anything, this march showed they may be worse off than many of us, believing their own fairy tales. Don’t you know Sheldon Cooper?

Everyone wants clean land, air and water, but not everyone is good with the socialist controls packaged as environmental controls and stuffed in the same wheelbarrow.

 

Is Science Now Decided By Voting?

Note: This is not satire, just bizarre

New Continent "Discovered" on Earth (near New Zealand)

Only if science promo effort successful

Media has relinquished its roll of calling BS on BS



The lamestream media told you:

Science News is reporting "a long-hidden continent called Zealandia" but since no scientists are "officially" in charge of "rubber-stamp" naming new continents, a team of geologists is pitching the case for a new continent in a science journal, GSA Today. Zealandia is around 1.892 million square miles of continental crust, according to the report, about the size of the Indian subcontinent. But it's 94% underwater, surrounding New Zealand. So who knew.

"If we could pull the plug on the world's oceans," one researcher named Mortimer said, it would be clear this is a continent. The editors note "the landmass faces an uphill battle for continental status, though." I'm not making this up. Maybe if outside dark money funding poured in, the uphill battle could be more easily won. [OK, that was satire.] The main advocates say they'll just have to start using the name "and hope it catches on." A Vermont scientist notes how this illustrates "the large and obvious can be overlooked in science." And in journalism. The case for Zealandia has been built for more than a decade. For now Earth still has seven continents.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

Science traditionally requires experiment, observation, evidence, reproducible results, double-blind testing, formulation and testing of hypothesis, all generally under the pseudo-defined scientific method -- not voting in an opinion poll and campaigning for favored terms, definitions and results. Doing so should disqualify a person from using the label "scientist," but since no scientists are "officially" in charge of "rubber-stamp" naming new scientists, the term can get used with some slacktivism.

The planet Pluto, you may recall, was voted out of our solar system by a slim majority of a small number of voting astrophysicists who couldn't agree on the science of the matter. The vote was 237 for removal out 424 voting, or 55.9%, in what now passes for science. The "news" media dutifully carried the story, giving "scientists" credibility, while sacrificing what little credibility the media had left.

Scientists today, some so bereft of reason and viable subject matter they are literally contemplating their navels, are getting funding for studies and work no rational person would ever justify, and publishing results scientists themselves are starting to question. Sometimes. Naming continents no one can see is a candidate for an award that has yet to be named. No indication of funding for this ten-year and ongoing expense was revealed in the report, but surely someone paid for it, or real work sat idle. Like serving fries with that burger.

How Hot Is Habitable?

Unresolved: The bulk of the science community, flooded with taxpayer cash for any study or activity remotely related to global warming/climate change/climate disruption/carbon pollution (the name is in flux), generally predict disaster for humanity if our planet's average temperature varies by fractions or a few degrees in the course of a century.

Astrophysicists, searching for and finding exoplanets in the "Goldilocks Zone," worlds unfathomably far away but believed to be just massive enough and just distant enough from their suns to be within a range that could support life, don't parse out habitability to fractions of a degree. Is human life so fragile that our Goldilocks Zone is vanishingly small, but worlds elsewhere can be declared habitable from thousands of light years away?

Should the alarmism infecting the new field of "climate science" apply to analysis of distant planets too? Or does it have anything to do with keeping funding flowing, changing our lifestyles to pre-ordained standards described by people with low esteem for American values, as so many people claim—who are then ridiculed and dismissed as deniers by people in white jackets?

California to Repeal Laws of Physics

Those people really are fruits and nuts

"Zero-Emission Car" Lunacy, Discrimination Against "Low Income" People

The lamestream media told you:


Six laws and a dozen other regulations have been passed in Calif. recently, representing a more than $2 billion financial commitment to "clean" transportation... Tax concessions are a cornerstone of the government’s goal of rendering the internal combustion engine irrelevant by 2050... drivers are also offered an $8,000 grant towards an electric car... "Electric vehicles (EVs), generate fewer global warming emissions than gas-powered cars, and don't produce tailpipe pollution (hence the term: “zero emission vehicle”)," according to the Union of Concerned Scientists. http://www.ucsusa.org/clean-vehicles/california-and-western-states/what-is-zev#.WEiDi4XwA7A. A series of mandates, kickbacks, tax breaks and required "incentives" will force manufacturers to comply with state government climate-warming initiatives.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

All-electric, plug-in hybrid cars use energy of course -- which they get from the power plant that makes the juice you get from the wall or hard-to-find charge stations that makes the car work. Reporters and legislators don't seem to understand this simple rule of physics: "Electric cars need electricity."

Even if the plant uses hydro, wave, geothermal, wind, solar or magic power, the power must be transmitted, which creates loss. Then it must be stored in the vehicle, which creates loss. The vehicle must convert the stored energy to dynamic motive force, which creates loss. When you add up the losses, and compare it to using fuel directly -- well, no one knows whether it is efficient because no one has done such enormously complex studies. They just want to promote things that are "green." Turns you green with envy. The cars have no emissions. The power plants do.

Recalling the summer, and the winter, when the power grid teeters on the brink of collapse, communities suffer brownouts, smart meters are used to cut power to neighborhoods, curious minds want to know how the nation's fleet of cars will run off power plants on the electric grid. It sure won't be from the nuclear plants we aren't building, or from coal-fired plants the current administration has convinced democrats are evil. When asked, technical experts at a huge tech firm based in San Francisco (I asked, I was there), said you will charge you car at night, when demand is low. I typical fuel my vehicle in daylight, when fuel is low. And you?

The article never makes clear who exactly is making the $2 billion commitment.

Government Weather Forecast Tells Nothing, Carefully

The lamestream media told you:

Caleb Jones (Associated Press) Officials with the National Weather Service’s Central Pacific Hurricane Center said Thursday there is about a 40 percent chance the season will be above normal, a 40 percent chance it will be normal and a 20 percent chance it will be below normal. http://ktar.com/story/1091087/feds-say-2016-hurricane-season-in-pacific-will-be-average/


The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:


Is it actually possible the AP reporter who reported this report couldn't tell this reports nothing? There is no way to tell if this report is accurate -- even after the fact. If storms are at, above or below average the report will be correct. It is framed so that it cannot be wroPublishng. It is probably the worst example of a report detail, or maybe best that is worthless ever created, tied with who knows how many other government reports. But this one stands out thanks to the math.

How much did this 40/40/20 result cost the tax payers, and how many "scientists" did it take to screw in this light bulb? In fairness, they did say Pacific hurricanes (technically cyclones) will be average, and predict between four and seven. Who's counting, who's accountable and is there any accounting if the count is off? Does it matter if a tax-funded bureau guesses there will be X storms and there aren't? How much does that cost?

Solar Plane IS HEAVY

The lamestream media told you:

The solar plane "Solar Impulse" is flying entirely around the world without a single drop of fuel! It is a glorious day for this miraculous feat of fuel-free engineering and human accomplishment, leaving the climate-change disgusting and ugly world of fossil fuel and CO2 destruction of the environment behind!

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:


The solar plane is actually a battery-powered plane.

The splendiferous idyllic image of a plane that runs completely on sunlight is magnificent and simply glorious. How illustrious the accomplishments of humanity to create a solar plane, how Earth-saving, how pure! How Disney! How inaccurate.

Recall for a moment that this story is brought to you by the same "news" people who paint the world as liberal left as they can, for every other topic you care about, right? Guns, politics, environment, healthcare, immigration, why would this suddenly be different? Before you get carried away on the wings of an angel, add this to the mix:

The plane appears to be 100% solar charged, this is true, a stunning piece of engineering, because how much power can you get into heavy batteries before you can't lift them off the ground. But you don't just put this thing out in sunshine and fly around. It's not that kind of solar plane.

The flight path of the battery-powered solar plane is calculated to rise and fall so gravity, air current, exposure, temperatures, air density and scores of other factors will allow it to fly at all, and complete its amazing circumnavigation quest. Proof of principle, engineering marvel, all that. Don't get me wrong -- the science kid in me is in awe, mesmerized, this is wonderful. But the over-the-top save the-the-world global-savior blush on this is pure reporter lefty hype.

It is the four ten-horsepower motors that get the plane's 5,070 pounds off the ground. It is definitely the batteries, not the sun, that fly it at night. All the "I want a clean future" promotion on the website is sweet, and it's obvious what the social direction of all this is. The planet's self-anointed stewards are rushing off headlong to a brave new world the old world won't recognize, or exercise much control over, for better or worse.

If you add in the gargantuan fossil-fuel needs for building and supporting this monumental and wonderful experiment, no self-respecting environmentally sensitive individual could support it (fuel needs are not calculated, disregarded totally). From fabricating the materials, to the power for the global computing network (and everything else!) in development, to the non-stop transportation needs of the staff, the banking, lawyering, to the energy just in so-called "news" coverage, there's enough Arab oil here to light global cities.

And it's all to fly one plane one time to say look, we did it, and gloat forever -- we burned all that oil, nuked all that uranium, put out all that CO2 (desperately needed for plant life, but don't mention that), every day for years, just so we could fly with no CO2 (kinda sorta). Which is a great thing, if all you see is the small picture. How much CO2 did that take? They don't know, or care, pay no attention to the man behind the curtain (or their electric bills, now THAT would be something). And the loony idea that we're flying purely solar planes now. The massive teams use more oil on one day aloft than a real plane might use flying around the world. But we are advancing a brave new world. Thank God for that.

WAYBACK MACHINE report on: Al Gore's inconvenient Noble Prize

The lamestream media told you:

"Arctic ice could be gone in as little as seven years." -Al Gore, accepting the Nobel Prize in 2007.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

http://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/548516/North-South-poles-not-melting-Dr-Benny-Peiser

Both poles are still there, and there is some evidence that north polar ice is growing, but Nobel Prizes are forever, so Al Gore is safe, but we'll keep watching of course.

Dr. Peiser's study that shows increases in north pole size cited above comes from a research institute whose stated purpose is to challenge global warming alarmism, dubious claims, economic demands and other recent climate extremism. It's a terrible job, but someone has to do it. Al Gore and his millions of followers certainly can't be left out on their own, seven years later.

Missing Global Warming Evidence Puzzles Scientists

The lamestream media told you:

Science News, 9/20/14 --Beth Mole. In a story missed by virtually every "mainstream news" outlet, the venerable 90-year-old Science News magazine is reporting that, "The Atlantic and Southern oceans may be covering up global warming by hoarding heat. The finding could explain a puzzling plateau in Earth's surface temperature that many scientists have blamed on the Pacific Ocean.

"Since the turn of the century, global average temperatures have remained flat despite an unabated rise in greenhouse gas emissions. Scientists have developed several theories to account for the lost heat, including that it is getting trapped in the oceans."

Their report is based on the even more assiduous Science magazine, where the news first broke. "Using climate simulations, many studies have pointed to the Pacific Ocean, where unusually strong trade winds may have shoved warm water deep below the surface."

"But the new research suggests that the Pacific may play only a minor role. Instead, the Atlantic Ocean and the Southern Ocean, which surrounds Antarctica, are stashing most of the warmth." The article continues to describe the arguments between scientists for who's right and where the hidden heat must be. Some say both, some say one or the other, none know for sure.

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

If this news ever got out it would undercut the entire politics of global-warming wealth redistribution and so-called "climate-science" spending. Because atmospheric gas ratios are changing, scientists can make computer guesses as to the effect that will have. The guesses come in the form of graphs and colored maps, purported to predict effects in the future. The effects change pictorially as the input data is changed.

Measurements, however, don't back up the guesses, so scientists are guessing why the guesses are wrong. Now they are guessing why the main guess theories are wrong. A lot of research money and their salaries (and the future of the entire human race, they say) depend on these guess, so I guess we better wait and see if they get it right. Though one of the gases you exhale and that plants breathe gets all the media attention, the gas that comes from water and makes clouds is orders of magnitude more significant. Both are very poorly understood.

Unlike any other field of science, this one has a bright dividing line politically. One half of the political spectrum is four-square behind it, and the other half is four-square against it. Even a moron knows true science is not supposed to work that way. Certainly, the left and the right don't have these arguments over gravity, inertia, particle physics, metallurgy, chemistry, mechanics or other hard science.

Obama Motivates, Funds "Behavioral" Scientists

"Whoever controls people's minds controls everything."

"BRAIN" Program Designed to Physically Modify Behavior



The lamestream media told you:

According to a recent report, "The BRAIN Initiative" (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies), could surpass the work of presidents Roosevelt (Manhattan Project for the atom bomb, 1942-1945, $26 billion in 2013 dollars, 100,000+ people); Kennedy (men on the moon, 1963-1969, $134 billion, 400,000+ people); and Clinton (the human genome project, 1990-1993, $4.6 billion, "thousands" of people).

And it could be the greatest legacy of the Obama administration, they say.

Though initial funding, announced on April 2, 2013, is small [Note: $100 million is now "small"; Wikipedia suggests it's $300 million per year for 10 years], increases are expected, and the private sector is doing well-funded parallel work to unravel the secret workings of the human brain and mind.

The White House description of what they're doing includes how Obama: "will direct his Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues to explore the ethical, legal and societal implications raised," by this and similar projects.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/share/brain-initiative

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

According to reports, Obama's greatest achievement (that's what they call it) -- but potentially most serious threat to freedom and The American Way -- may be his slightly below-radar science project, to map the entire human brain and exercise control over how it works. I'm not making this up.

"News" outlets somehow failed to mention the brain-control aspect of the program, even though it is part of the openly public record and plan. A Science News report in mid-February brought it back to light.

Presented on its surface as a way to cure disease, ease human suffering and advance the boundaries of human knowledge, the dark side of the project is immediately obvious. This is marginally recognized by the promoters of the plan, from Obama with his promise to review the ethics and societal impact, to rank and file workers who can't figure out what name to give it so the public will more easily accept it.

A person would have to assume scientists are immune to imagination, have never seen a mind-control sci-fi movie, and have never watched a harmless science project turn into a horrific weapon. Only we the people think of such things.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is leading the research.

 


Their federal grant is the biggest so far. Created to avoid surprises like the Soviet launch of Sputnik, DARPA's mission includes developing new technologies for use by the military, and it also includes creating technological and strategic "surprises" for our enemies (their phrases). "Creating breakthrough technologies for national security is the mission of DARPA"(opening line of their mission statement).

The Wikipedia entry on the BRAIN Initiative is surprisingly short, q.v. According to Science News (2/22/14), "Before doctors can fix the brain, scientists must first understand how it works." Under any federal administration, not just the current one, "fixing the brain" may not be all flowers and light.

A cubic centimeter (very small piece) is believed to store more information than the Library of Congress, and with trillions of connections, 100 billion cells and possibly a lot more than just wet physics and chemistry involved, the very souls of humanity are under this new government microscope. "Success would change the world," Science News states.

The magazine reports the initiative seeks "to develop new technologies to measure and manipulate the brain," and to "explore how cells and molecules create thought and behavior," and to "build powerful new weapons for neutralizing the pathological enemies of the brain and mind." This is perfectly harmless, coming from a benevolent government here to help you. A look at the language used might imply otherwise: "powerful new weapons," to "neutralize pathological enemies."

It's a paradox really. Advancing scientific understanding of ourselves is a good thing, with all sorts of benefits. The potential for abuse though, which may be built right in, is monstrous. Private and government agencies are already at odds over how to proceed, and are complaining the funding is inadequate. "It isn't clear what victory will look like on this project," one scientist laments, from the National Institute of Mental Health. Victory?

In mapping out goals, which are in disarray, the National Institute of Health, according to Science News, has nine preliminary ideas, including, "developing techniques that can eavesdrop on many neurons at the same time and allow scientists not just to listen in, but to change how the neurons behave."

DARPA, which is spending $50 million, wants to create a device that can listen to "abnormal" electrical signals in the brain and correct them, reportedly to help military personnel with psychiatric disorders and brain injuries. It doesn't seem like a big step to move from sick people to everyone else, but this is not mentioned. Page Nine readers are now all wondering how this thing could be weaponized, and how far along that process already is.

An official with DARPA points out, "We serve a constituency," namely solders, including those with mental problems. They're interested in equipment that can "both diagnose and treat mental health problems," which is a good thing. The device would listen to your brain, pick up abnormal signals, and then correct them. Correct them to what, and who decides what's abnormal, was not addressed, at least publicly. They admit there is much to be done before testing in people can begin, which they'd like to see around 2017.

Another goal is development of implantable microchips that send wirelessly. It's time to move beyond cumbersome hard-wired probes that only work in sterile lab settings and cannot read numerous signals at once, from a distance, scientists say.

The capability of observing and recording huge numbers of brain cells, and then manipulating them in a "fully awake behaving animal, or person," is called "a breathtaking vision," by one of the methodical scientists involved.

At a recent series of nationwide symposia on identifying mass murderers before they act out, that this observer was able to attend, doctors and researchers lamented the lack of tools and methods for determining what's actually going on in peoples' brains. They wish for ways to measure what, up to now, is the vague and cloudy pseudo-science of psychoanalysis, and find foolproof methods for changing behavior. Extremely talented researchers are working on those problems full time.

At the very least, we may be on the threshold of an infallible lie detector, and at worst, behavior modification tools that will, at last, soothe the savage beast within. The benefits to anyone who needs a lobotomy could be enormous.

In their search for a snappy one-liner on which to sell the idea to the public (they're actually doing this) and more important, to denizens of Congress who will fund it, their brainstorms haven't yielded anything significant yet. That question, "creates real tension," says one member of the panel working on it. Considering their stated motives, which include "optimizing" classrooms, military training camps and courtrooms, this comes as no surprise, despite the banter about curing the sick.

I'll be taking bets on names that will not be used, including: DARPA -- We can read your mind, We know what you think, No more secrets, Lipstick On Your Collar, and Managing brains for the betterment of governance.

Big Brother move over, Oh Brother is here.

Meanwhile, in other news,
Americans are preoccupied with Mr. Obama's:
1) failure to investigate IRS criminal activity,
2) takeover of one-sixth of the U.S. economy with ObamaCare,
3) NSA spying on Americans,
4) ATF gun running to drug lords,
5) BLM treating landowners in debt like terrorists,
6) stable of 39 appointed czars (I'll run the list next time)
7) and perhaps greatest of all: his direct usurpation of undelegated powers to amend legislation without acts of Congress -- without a response from Congress.

The last one makes you wonder if what some people are starting to say is true:
"They're all in on it."

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