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Jail climate deniers

Nowhere is the battle for hearts and minds more fierce than in the climate field – Kath sends this:

Global warming deniers are similar to corporate criminals such as Enron executives – and the government should consider jailing them.

TV scientist Bill Nye – aka Bill Nye the Science Guy – voiced this controversial opinion in an interview released on YouTube, which will feature in a new documentary, Climate Hustle.

He was responding to previous calls from activists for climate change deniers to be jailed – and said, ‘Well, we’ll see what happens.’

Nye asks, ‘Was it appropriate to jail the guys from Enron? Was it appropriate to jail people from the cigarette industry who insisted that this addictive product was not addictive and so on?

Jailed for denying a beat-up, eh? Why do we not incarcerate those idiots in New York who continue their racism, attacking Trump for their own faults?…

Saturday quiz

1. Who has more call to be regarded as father of modern chemistry – Rutherford, Einstein, Lavoisier or C.V. Raman [also father of the modern CV]?

2. Atomic radius of the elements decreases or increases as one moves across from left to right in the 2nd period of the periodic table?

3. Rare gases are mono atomic, di atomic or tri atomic?

4. PVC stands for polyvinyl chloride, polyvinyl chorate or polyvinyl chloroform?

5. Which of these is used to try to make rain: copper oxide, carbon monoxide, silver iodide or silver nitrate?

6. Which is used in preparing dynamite – glycerol, ethyl alcohol, methyl alcohol or triglycerine alcohol?

7. Calcium sulphate is known as epsom salts, blue vitriol, gypsum salt or potash alum?…

Buffett’s climate heresy

A week after Warren Buffett broke the green taboo, by suggesting climate change will not be universally disastrous for his business, the overheated activist outrage is still boiling.

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2016/03/07/green-fury-at-warren-buffetts-climate-heresy/

Notes from the boys:

#  In the case of the greenies, to paraphrase – ‘it is difficult to get a person to understand something, when their livelihood depends on them not understanding it’.

#  It’s also patently obvious that neither the Guardian writer, nor the Greenpeace ‘climate liability campaigner’ (a rich seam, that one) have any idea how the insurance industry/actuarial calculations work.

#  Maybe they should read Warren’s letter (quoted in the comments)? No point, they don’t understand such things. They have a fundamentally different definition of ‘risk’ so when Buffet uses it, and they use it, there is no commonality. They also REALLY don’t understand how insurance companies work, which is why they are ALWAYS campaigning to change car, health and similar insurance law, for MANDATORY coverage. Actuarial calcs are above their pay grade.…

The Baobab

He took his vorpal sword in hand: long time the manxome foe he sought—
So rested he by the Baobab tree, and stood awhile in thought.

Full moon over the Baobabs:

baobab-trees

http://theplate.nationalgeographic.com/2016/03/01/is-baobab-africas-ancient-tree-of-life-the-next-superfruit/

(Note that it’s the usual recycling of complete BS as holy writ that the chattering classes do)…

The Truth Is Out There

Something lives only as long as the last person who remembers it. Memory, like fire, is radiant and immutable, while history serves only those who seek to control it, those who douse the flame of memory in order to put out the dangerous fire of truth. Beware these men, for they are dangerous themselves … and unwise. Their false history is written in the blood of those who might remember and of those who seek the truth. [Navajo man, X files]

It’s not as if no one were taking it seriously:

china alines

And there is no shortage of people with letters after their name to say:

“What Fermi didn’t know when he asked that famous question was that the number of Earth-like planets is absolutely gigantic now. More problematic is that many of these solar systems far, far pre-date our solar system. They would have, in principle, a major head start of hundreds of millions, if not billions, of years.”

“The problem is exceedingly acute: we shouldn’t be alone but, famous last words, all the evidence suggests we are.

Can you name the seven …

1.  Seas
[AO,NAO,SAO,IO,NPO,SPO,SO]

2.  Wonders of the ancient world
[GP,HG,SZ,TA,MH,CR,LA]

3.  Positions in Rugby Sevens
[P,P,H,S,F,C,W/F]

4.  Hills of Rome
[A,C,C,E,P,Q,V]

5.  Deadly sins
[L,G,G,S,W,E,P]

6. G7 countries before they became G8
[C,F,G,G,I,J,U]

7.  Pleiades
[Ma.., El….., Ta….., Al….., Ce….., St….., Me….]

As there are 49 answers, not the usual 5 to 10, this will extend until tomorrow unless all questions are answered before that.

1st prize is one night to indulge all seven deadly sins
2nd is a trip to Rhodes, provided the Colossus is still up
3rd is to be dropped at the junction of any two oceans of your choice.…

The Erlenmeyer Flask

89795_largeThere are many questions:

1. How far does life mirror art, art mirror life or how far is art a complete fantasy?

2.  Is a Fox Mulder or a Dana Scully usually right?

3.  Are those who harrumph: “I don’t do conspiracy theories [collective, all-inclusive noun, plural, with no exceptions],” correct – the James Randis for whom nothing outside their little worlds exists … or are the dot joiners who leap onto anomalies and turn them into urban legends the ones correct?…

Danish wind power

danish wind power

As we know, all lefties and particularly greens, appear to lie about everything all the time. No claim they make about anything ever stands up to inspection(othert than claims that they are going to relieve you of vast sums of your money, but they usually gloss over those).

For years we’ve had the tedious and tiresome claims about the wonders of the Danish wind ‘investment’ (read ‘spending’) and how rainbows and unicorns will flow bountifully from the singing blades. Unfortunately, it is, and has always been a complete lie, or lies, both of omission and commission, for a number of very obvious reasons.…

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