Posts Tagged ‘Climate Change’

Frozen Cow Farts

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

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… Scientists suggest that the greater contribution to skyrocketing methane levels has more to do with biological sources of the gas. Methane molecules are made of carbon and hydrogen atoms, and the carbon in biological methane tends to be slightly lighter than the carbon in methane associated with fossil fuels. And over the past decade or so, the proportion of lighter methane in the atmosphere compared to heavier methane has been rising. “I think this perspective is basically right,” said Martin Helmann, of the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, in Jena, Germany, in an email. Helmann was not involved in the research.

The authors of the Science paper have some ideas about why biological sources of methane may be increasing. “In the southern hemisphere especially,” Nisbet said, “but also in the northern tropics, a series of really wet years has caused wetlands to expand”—and vegetation decomposing in swamps and shallow lakes is a well known source of natural methane emissions. Another is cows, which generate methane as they digest their food, then belch it out into the air.

These explanations, however, aren’t at all definitive — another key point Nisbet and his co-authors make in the Science paper. “The measurements we make in the air are direct,” he said. “Estimates of where methane is coming from, by contrast, is much less reliable. You estimate the contributions from gas leaks, count up the cows, estimate the emissions from wetlands. There’s obviously going to be a lot of error.”

And in fact, there is: the estimates of how much methane should be going into the atmosphere are greater than what actually ends up there. Tracking methane emissions more accurately is crucial, said the scientists, and not just as an academic exercise.

“If we want to control greenhouse-gas emissions,” Nisbet said, “it’s obviously important to know where the emissions are coming from.”

Global vegetation decomposition, wetlands, the oceans,  rice paddys, rain forests, patio hibachis, your neighbor’s annoying little yapping kikmi dog and Humpback whales are all part of the mix.

cow-farts
Q: So, what happens if atmospheric methane triples?
A: Click on the image of the Flaming Cow Fart to find out.

[Commentary excerpt found here; top image found in here; snarky related posts here.]

Evolutionary Hot Links

Sunday, 9 October 2016

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Dinosaurs washed up on Florida beach prior to arrival of Hurricane Matthew.

Friend from Jacksonville rode it out & posted this.

Coffee table lets you ponder the ocean depths. At this scale, whales and ships are microscopic, so you’ll need a few tokes to fully appreciate it.

One of the best Tweets by a CNN “journalist” ever.

Tim Meadows, aka Leon Phelps, The Ladies’ Man.

Climate catastrophe was predicted in 1873 [Source] and it never happened. Via the The July 10, 1873 Decatur Republican (Decatur, IL) :

We have heard from our ally, Prof. Plantamour, again. Last year he prophesied we were to be burned up. Now he declares in a paper just issued in Paris, that everybody will be frozen to death in the year 2011. We are glad to have the date accurately fixed, for we shall arrange for our life insurance policy to expire in the year 2011. The first news of the freeze will appear in the Saturday Evening Post for Jan. 1st, 2011, an we shall offer as a premium to clubs that year, an all-wool overcoat four feet thick, with an air tight stove in each breast pocket, and a gas heater in the tail, and an open grate arrangement at the collar. The getter up of two clubs will have a pair of skates, and a double breasted pink undershirt thrown in. Persons who wish to compete for these prizes, can send their subscriptions now, from this year to 2011, in order to make the thing certain. No paper shall beat us, if we have to get up a corner in a double-breasted undershirts and create a panic in the market. –Max Adeler

And yeah, we gotcher Climate Change hangin’.

Raccoon Whack-A-Mole. The music is really annoying, so turn off the sound. You’ve been warned.

THIS is a happy dog.

3D Hot Links

Sunday, 13 December 2015

FRANK3D

Moulay Hassan, Crown Prince of Morocco, hates it when you try to kiss his hand. PROOF.

THE CLASSIC LIST of things purportedly caused by Global Warming Climate Change as of Spring of 2012. The Owner of this blog deserves payment to keep it up to date, IMO.

I really don’t remember why I have this page bookmarked. Honest.

I do know why I have this page bookmarked, but I’m not sayin’. Honest.

A molting grasshopper with a nice soundtrack.

Fun Facts To Know And Tell: Joey Ramone sang “Duke Of Earl” backed up by The Mystics. Read that then listen to this.

[Top image from here. Frank is awesome.]

Mother Nature’s Cruel Pun

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Mother Nature's Cruel Pun

[Found here.]

Swingin’ And Slingin’ The Hot Links

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Pendula Demonstration

Horse rocks out to crappy dance music [via].

“Welcome to Kansas: Not as Flat as Delaware!”

How to multiply numerals with multiple digits graphically. Very cool. Now I can get rid of my TI Datamath.

Sorry to have to state the obvious, but the people who marched for “Climate Change” are idiots.

Interesting timelapse of Arizona weather [via].

Planets inside water droplets.

A Tribute to Pugsley Addams.

Very cool audio/visual display of pendulum motion [via]. Visual demo of sound waves, mathematical sine wave congruences, electronics, physics, gravity, art and bowling all in one. Surprising stuff happens about 1:00 in. There’s medical info in the video as well – one of the kids has whooping cough. I haven’t heard that sound since I was in 3rd grade. [A screencap of the video is the source of the top image.]

Global Whooping & Godzilla

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Godzilla Climate Change

Sorry, folks, I can’t believe that the timing of the latest Global Whooping Hype is accidental, especially given this.

Amish Ice Cutters Rescue Stranded Ice Breakers Rescuing Global Warming Proponents Stranded in Antarctica

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

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[Strutts News Services – Cleveland] Getting from Pennsylvania to Antarctica takes a while, but steady diligence always works.

Mennonites from around the globe are moving to free rescue vessels trapped in pack ice that threatens to crush the hulls of ships sent to evacuate a bunch of vapid idiots whose intentions were to view and compile data on melting ice during the Antarctica summer. The vapid idiots were successfully evacuated by ice breaking helicopters, and they’re now home safe and sound.

Those who volunteered for the rescue missions, as of this posting, are not, and nobody cares about those brave bastards.

EXCEPT FOR THE AMISH.

[Image found here.]

Hot ‘Lanta in May

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Hot Lanta

On May 11-12, 1997, NASA used a specially outfitted Lear Jet to collect thermal data on metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia. Nicknamed “Hot-Lanta” by some of its residents, the city saw daytime air temperatures of only about 26.7 degrees Celsius (80 degrees Fahrenheit) on those days, but some of its surface temperatures soared to 47.8 degrees Celsius (118 degrees Fahrenheit). In this image, blue shows cool temperatures and red shows warm temperatures. Pockets of especially hot temperatures appear in white.

50 degrees Celsius = 120 degrees Fahrenheit = flat roof temperature. The red zone looks to be about 30C = 86F, but these are surface temperatures. The 1997 survey recorded air temperatures of 80 F – exactly the average high temp for May for Atlanta. Cool.

In other words, it’s a peachy image of normal surface temperatures for the city.

[Found here, which links to story here.]

AGW – Stop Global Warming In 9 Easy Steps

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

  1. Get rid of your gas-guzzling internal combustion vehicle.
  2. Get a wheelbarrow, install a platform with seats and a roof.
  3. Hire a peasant to take you where you want to go.
  4. Take smug pride in your efforts to save the world from Global Warming and brag about it to your friends.
  5. Bitch to your friends about having to pay the peasant.
  6. Fire the peasant and sell the wheelbarrow.
  7. Buy a car and offer the peasant transportation for a small fee.
  8. You are now an entrepreneur. Enjoy.
  9. Get rid of your gas-guzzling internal combustion vehicle.

[Image via email – 1389AD]

Snowmobile

Monday, 22 February 2010

www.newton.acrossthebow.com/cru_data_lgf.pdf

www.newton.acrossthebow.com/harry_read_me.pdf

[Image found in here.]


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