July 2014 Open Thread

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  1. #1 Nick
    July 22, 2014

    Moron at #95 must enjoy the irony of WUWT running that stale attack piece on Flannery while Watts always has the begging bowl out….

    The contents of the piece by ‘Eric Worrall’ is just repetition of quote-mining by News Ltds finest minds…obviously a slow news week at the website for the slow-minded by the slow-minded.

  2. #2 Olaus Petri
    July 22, 2014

    Friends, to make you less lonley here is the current state of the “death spiral” aka the “canary” in climate scientology:


    Scary isn’t it? ;-)

  3. #3 Nick
    July 22, 2014

    I don’t know about scary, but it’s well over 1,000,000 km2 below the mean for the satellite period baselines for this date…so the melt season is unfolding pretty much as expected.

  4. #4 Olaus Petri
    July 22, 2014

    At least the canary is better off than “previously thought”: ;-)


  5. #5 Nick
    July 22, 2014

    #4 the pick-one-outlier-and-snigger school of ‘criticism’. Arctic sea ice decline is ahead of schedule according to IPCC review of all projections.

    I can’t snigger at you as an outlier, OP, as your rejectionist projection is bang in the middle of abysmal.

  6. #6 Lionel A
    July 22, 2014

    Well Ill raise you on that oh oily prat:

    PIOMAS Arctic Sea Ice VOLUME

    Full context @:

    Neven’s Arctic Sea Ice Blog

    Reada da wordsa oily prat.

    Now stop being so silly.

  7. #7 Jeff Harvey
    July 22, 2014

    Nick, OP’s problem is that he hasn’t yet gone ‘instinct’…

    If only.

  8. #8 Olaus Petri
    July 22, 2014

    Dear Lionel, what are you raising?

  9. #9 Lionel A
    July 22, 2014

    Roll-up! Roll-up! Roll-up! Enter the clown of the circus that is Australian Parliament:

    Tony Abbott – the bridge builder.

    Sorry, but I really do not understand how such a creature could rise to the top, GSW, OP & co. may have the answers here.

  10. #10 Olaus Petri
    July 22, 2014

    I believe I have the answer Lionel. Abbot is a reaction against the unscientific climate scare cult. In other words he is your fault. :-)

  11. #11 Lotharsson
    July 22, 2014

    At least the canary is better off than “previously thought.

    Disingenuous, as previously explained. It’s better off than the worst end of the range of projections from arguably the most pessimistic researcher. That doesn’t make it “better than previously thought” by the profession, and if you understand projection ranges it doesn’t necessarily make it “better than previously thought” by that researcher.

    So apart from the fact that you’re reiterating a disingenuous argument, if I’m now confirmed to be only dying of one terminal disease instead of two I was previously diagnosed with, would you tell me that I have nothing to worry about?

    (Are you truly that thick, or do you just play super-thick on blogs because you’re not good enough to play it on TV?)

  12. #12 turboblocke
    July 22, 2014

    #9 Lionel, that was most amusing.

  13. #13 Jeff Harvey
    July 23, 2014

    Putrid’s point is like arguing that an extinction (or, in his case, instinction) rate that is predicted by experts to be as bad as 40% over a given time frame turns out to be ‘only’ 30%… as Lotharsson says above. And of course, anyone with half a brain would realize that an extinction rate of 30% is also a catastrophe.

    This reveals the depth of dishonesty to which deniers will go. They try and take a calamitous situation and put a positive spin on it. They are indeed a wretched lot.

  14. #14 Olaus Petri
    July 23, 2014

    Dear Jeffie, my instinct tells me that the Arctic sea will not be exstinct anytime soon. ;-)

  15. #15 Craig Thomas
    July 23, 2014

    What is Olaus twittering on about?
    How does a sea “be exstinct”?
    Did Olaus not even complete *primary* school?

  16. #16 Lionel A
    July 23, 2014

    Did Olaus not even complete *primary* school?

    I think Oily Prat has a distinction in Red, it being a primary colour. That is about as far as his primary education went.

    Now for a real education in some pertinent areas Oily Prat could do worse that to find a copy of the excellent, if now a little dated being of 2001 Cassell’s Atlas of Evolution: The Earth, its Landscape, and Life Forms where he will discover another Mass Extinction event indicated at the end of the holocene timeline.

    Now if OP cannot figure out when that was then this Geological Time Spiral (which I based on that found in the cited volume and to which I added a tree of mine own construction) will assist with his orientation.

    That is still a worthwhile book BTW and it is a great shame that most of US Congress and Aussie parliament are ignorant about its subject matter.

    There is now no excuse for naysaying that a mass extinction is underway, which is why atmospheric chemist Paul Crutzen originated the term for a new geological period The Anthropocene.