The. Verne gun is based on an actual event. During one underground nuclear test, the topside hatch blew off. Radiation was contained but the hatch (bank vault version of a manhole cover ) left. The 2 frames from the video let them figure speed. Over escape velocity. It never came down.
More powerful winds in the past 20 years may be forcing warmer seas deeper and bringing cooler water to the surface, 10 researchers from the U.S. and Australia said today in the journal Nature.
Or may be not. Funny how "science" works these days. The world fails to follow the theory of global warming. Science decides the heat must be hiding in the deep ocean waters. Now a study shows that increased winds are causing this to happen. All they need now are actual wind measurements and deep water temperature measurements.
Sifo the Idiots that made that statement would have been thrown out of my AP high school Oceanography class. Or placed on academic suspension! The Navy has to have accurate deep ocean water temps for the SONAR grid may be they can explain surface winds do not drive heat deep.
If that fails we can get some one from the Cooling Tower Industry to explain the Psychometric Chart to them
A few years ago, scientists at the Thousand Oaks biotech firm Amgen set out to double-check the results of 53 landmark papers in their fields of cancer research and blood biology.
The idea was to make sure that research on which Amgen was spending millions of development dollars still held up. They figured that a few of the studies would fail the test — that the original results couldn't be reproduced because the findings were especially novel or described fresh therapeutic approaches.
But what they found was startling: Of the 53 landmark papers, only six could be proved valid.
"Even knowing the limitations of preclinical research," observed C. Glenn Begley, then Amgen's head of global cancer research, "this was a shocking result."
Unfortunately, it wasn't unique. A group at Bayer HealthCare in Germany similarly found that only 25% of published papers on which it was basing R&D projects could be validated, suggesting that projects in which the firm had sunk huge resources should be abandoned. Whole fields of research, including some in which patients were already participating in clinical trials, are based on science that hasn't been, and possibly can't be, validated.
Torquehd, "extreeeeeeeeeemly fast projectile"???
I'm going to be a bit cynical here.... We have a movement to tax an invisible, odorless gas that everyone exhales, based on research that tells us that heat is hiding from the researchers, ( like a coy little girl playing hide and seek ) but they are certain that the computer models are correct. Even though not one prediction has come true, and every actual measurement shows that the model is wrong.
Also, every year they tell us that this was the warmest year on record, and, naturally they have to apply a fudge factor to get that result, and oddly 1934 keeps getting colder.
They are attempting to predict one of the most complex systems we know about, and have to guess at data they don't have ( there isn't a thermometer every 10 feet after all, or 10 miles, or 100 miles, or over MOST of the planet within 1000 miles of each other. And the ones that exist are not in a grid. ) and use models proven to be false.
And tell us we must Obey our Masters because the Earth Is In The Balance.
I won't even get into the irony of watching the President tell me he's going to tax me for making the Earth too hot, right after he takes multiple 747's to Hawaii for vacation, and it's -15F here.
In other words, Steyn's evaluation of Mann's scientific claims can be legally suppressed because Steyn dares to question the conclusions of established scientific institutions connected to the government. On this basis, the DC Superior Court arrives at the preposterous conclusion that it is a violation of Mann's rights to "question his intellect and reasoning." That's an awfully nice prerogative to be granted by government: an exemption against any challenge to your reasoning.
Just half-way watched a segment on Meet The Press this morning discussing "Climate Change". A republican congresswoman was debating Bill Nye the Science Guy. So he's sitting there with his bow tie, looking all "scientific" and I decide to do a google search to check his credentials. Turns out he's "an American science educator, comedian, television host, actor, writer, and scientist who began his career as a mechanical engineer at Boeing".
He's got as much credibility as Meryl Streep testifying on Alar. Too bad Professor Irwin Corey is dead or they'd be trotting him out. He was, after all, "the world's foremost authority".
Near as I can tell there are a few truths to keep in mind.
Climate changes. Always has, always will. ( I could do a thesis on historic change. I'll spare you except to ask, where are the Vikings on Greenland? )
Man has something to do with these changes. Usually locally, possibly globally, and certainly pollution is real and a danger to us all.
CO2 is a greenhouse gas that seems to have gone up in response to 2 factors. 1. Man is burning the stored sunlight of millions of years in fossil fuels. 2. When the planet warmed up in response to Solar variability, the oceans warmed, and released trapped CO2. After it warmed up. ( like a cold Coke can hold more bubbles than warm )
The folk selling "Climate ( word of the week )" are dishonest. They lie. They are intimately tied into an agenda of authoritarian rule promoted by the most regressive genetic defectives, leftists.
Thus they accuse those who question them of being like Neo-nazis by calling them holocaust climate deniers. This isn't a scientific method, it's The Big Lie. ( made famous by the National Socialists before the mid 20th century, and perfected by the Soviet Socialists for the last 100+ years )
To be honest, I consider Kerry a treasonous gold digger. That doesn't really affect his job performance. That sucks all on it's own as a testimony to his character. He's also been wrong on every foreign policy decision is his lifetime. Like "just Joe" Biden.
"hi! I'm The American Secretary Of State, I'm going to ignore your little natural disaster and give speeches about MY agenda."
In case you’re wondering, flying first class from Washington to Seoul to Beijing to Jakarta to Abu Dhabi and then back to Washington runs up roughly 12.16 metric tons of carbon dioxide, according to CarbonFootprint.com, which uses data from the EPA and Department of Energy.
The average American generates about 19 tons of carbon dioxide in a year.
So in one week, just from flying from meeting to meeting, Kerry generated about two-thirds the carbon output of the average American in one year.
Clearly, he should cut down on the air travel and set an example for the rest of us. After all, we shouldn’t “allow any room for those who think that the costs associated with doing the right thing outweigh the benefits.”
No. Kerry is better than you. Smarter. Richer. Less constrained by proletariat notions of "truth" or responsibility.
As you would expect from an enlightened soul who felt free to follow a higher calling and provide aid and comfort to N Vietnam fellow travelers. In times of "police action".
The kind of "better" man that denies that anyone was murdered after Joe Biden and his fellow Congressmen voted to abandon the capitalist running dog people in Vietnam. ( a surprise to the widow running the local nail shop. Her husband died in a bus accident on the way to the re-education camps. Like about 10 million others. )
Or to put it another way, if you start your data series at a point where we switched from Chicken Little clucking about the next ice age, to Chicken Little clucking about boiling oceans, what would you expect from that data?
So Fred, since we know there have been times when the earth is warmer than it currently is as well as colder, perhaps you'd like to explain to me why the current temperature (or any temp for that matter) is the correct one or best one?
Mildly curious if they are using the data from NASA's malfunctioning sat that was reporting open water where the airline pilots insisted ice covered the arctic.
Don't forget the theory that if the ice does not come back in time for winter the result is "lake effect" snow over the Northern hemisphere, kicking off the ice age.
There are no historical warming events that match the faulty models predictions. Then again reality does not match the models predictions either.
I don't know why ff is so excited. According to Ted Danson ff has been dead for, what? 5years?
I can use the altered data (from the hadley cru ) where 1934 keeps getting colder to "prove" that it is getting colder. All you have to do is pick the 2 data points that "prove" your point. It is called fraud. Politicians and con men use that method all the time.
Mammoths were not arctic critters. They ate tropical plants. So using them as proof that the climate has changed..... My theory (more than just mine) : the climate has changed. Drastically. When God flooded the earth and the great expanses of water in the sky ceased to provide a greenhouse effect. Thats why dragons (aka dinosaurs) , mammoths, giant dragonflies, etc no longer roam the earth. And humans no longer live hundreds of years. And pangea no longer exists due to the extreme shift of tectonic plates that occurred when the "fountains of the great deep" spewed forth.
As for more recent (subtle) climate changes, i say, "meh" to that.
Mammoths in Siberia are found frozen with tropic plants undigested. The Ice Age got them. In Nebraska the fossils died from floods etc. Mostly...... I stand by my comment. We ate them. You don't get intact skeletons from dinner, so those don't get in museums..
A tiny bit of truth, a lot of bs, and a fortune for me. That's Al.
From Sec State John Kerry. “We should not allow a tiny minority of shoddy scientists and science and extreme ideologues to compete with scientific facts,” Kerry told the audience gathered at a U.S. Embassy-run American Center in a Jakarta shopping mall. “Nor should we allow any room for those who think that the costs associated with doing the right thing outweigh the benefits.”
The first part of Kerry's statement, I agree with. I just have a very different view of shoddy science than he does.
When telling the world that those who question you are evil, while your predictions don't match reality, and, most of all, when you lie continuously, about how "this is the warmest year on record" for over a decade..... that's pretty freaking shoddy.
I understand 2014 will be declared the "warmest year on record" too. There's no real reason to actually wait for it to happen, now is there?
The second part of Kerry's statement, that we "should not allow any room" for those who weight costs to benefits, seems a tiny bit authoritarian.... And I'm pretty sure no discussion of what "the right thing" actually is can not be tolerated at all.
Just for arguments sake, abandoned cities or regions do not conclusively prove that the climate has changed. Just because a group of people decided to reside there does not mean that they chose the area based upon its capacity for maintaining life sustaining resources.
Machu picchu is no longer inhabited, but probably not because of climate change. I remember seeing a special on the history channel which said that the vikings had resource problems the entire time they were on greenland.
Instead of sending african children a dollar a day, perhaps it would be wiser to send them a uhaul truck so they can move out of the desert, to an area capable of producing life sustaining resources.