Friday, November 27, 2009

The Geologic Record and Climate Change

I put this piece up in the links of my previous article, though I think it needs its own thread, given the misconceptions about climate change itself, and the clear political bias surrounding Carbon driven 'warming'.

The Geologic Record and Climate Change - Tim Patterson

In this lecture delivered at the Risk: Regulation and Reality Conference, Tim Patterson of Carleton University provides an enlightening lecture on climate change and the variable associated with these changes from a geological perspective.

Please take the time and give this a good read.

Then breathe and think.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Hadley Hack - CRU Scandal

Just thought I'd throw up some other links to the debacle now unfurling regarding the data manipulations at the CRU:

New links added 26 November at bottom

The CRU Hack
Climate sceptics claim leaked emails are evidence of collusion among scientists
CRU director admits hacked files genuine
The Death Blow to Climate Science (a very GOOD one)
Climate Depot Reveals Alleged Global Warming Conspiracy
Shocker: Climate scientists are petty, vindictive
Climategate:How the MSM reported the greatest scandal in modern science
Climate scientists accused of 'manipulating global warming data'
E-mail leak turns up heat on global warming advocates

Climatic Research Unit emails, data, models, 1996-2000

Who leaked the Hadley CRU files and why (asks some good questions)

the phrase "Hadley CRU" is not the true name of the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia. The first person to use that phrase was Anthony Watts, of Watts Up With That. As and others have noted, Watts is the first person to use the phrase "Hadley Centre" to describe the CRU. This is incorrect; the CRU does not use the word "Hadley" in its name, and the "Hadley Centre" is an entirely separate institution, having no connection with Phil Jones or his team

Klimaforschungsinstitut gehackt - manipulative Praktiken aufgeflogen

Climategate: Why it matters
VIDEO: Dr. Ball on the CRU Hack
Climate Audit
Those hacked climate emails and the problem of government reliance on experts
Oh oh, Raw Data in New Zealand tells a different story than the 'official' one

The Geologic Record and Climate Change - Tim Patterson
Obama’s Science Czar John Holdren involved in unwinding “Climategate” scandal

How dirty is Gore?
Obama, Maurice Strong, Al Gore key players in Chicago Climate Exchange

Lord Monckton on Alex Jones (thanks Doug)

Climate Change: this is the worst scientific scandal of our generation
Watts up with that

Jail politicians who ignore climate debate: Suzuki
Read the Sunspots
Climate change data dumped

(I may add more later)

The Great Global Warming Swindle

November 21 - Skywatching...

As I follow my regular Saturday morning routine (housework, radio etc) I have watched the sky to the south turn a glowing silver haze.

Here are some pics, so far. I may add some later as the day proceeds:

November 21 09 (2)
8:15 am EDT Nov. 21 09 Southern Sky

8:20 am EDT Nov. 21 09 Due Eastern Sky

November 21 09 (1)
8:21 am Nov. 21 09 Western Sky

Just an update, I saw quite a few when doing the shopping, sadly didn't have cam or phone with me. They were dashes rather than full straight lines.

This is interesting because when they disperse they tend to look more 'natural'

Like this beautiful example of typical wispy cirrus clouds at sunset:

Climate Change and the Hadley CRU Hack

I pondered whether to put this here in the cloudwatching blog, or on my more political blog - but decided to whack it up here, since this chemtrail spraying is often dismissed as weather modification to decrease 'global warming'.

Now, while I would usually lambaste anyone who supports 'hacking' and the theft of private data, I must say that with regard to the AGWers I have a hard time feeling all that sorry and would kind of like to shake this particular thief's hand.

It seems that the Hadley Climate Research Unit's database and email storage was successfully hacked, thousands of emails have now come to the fore:

Hadley Hacked: Warmist conspiracy exposed?

So the 1079 emails and 72 documents seem indeed evidence of a scandal involving most of the most prominent scientists pushing the man-made warming theory - a scandal that is one of the greatest in modern science. I’ve been adding some of the most astonishing in updates below - emails suggesting conspiracy, collusion in exaggerating warming data, possibly illegal destruction of embarrassing information, organised resistance to disclosure, manipulation of data, private admissions of flaws in their public claims and much more. If it is as it now seems, never again will “peer review” be used to shout down sceptics.

This is clearly not the work of some hacker, but of an insider who’s now blown the whistle.

Not surprising, then, that Steve McIntyre reports:
Earlier today, CRU cancelled all existing passwords. Actions speaking loudly.

Keep in mind that the CRU is the same organisation who has previously been caught destroying data:

The Dog Ate My Global Warming Data

If we are to believe Jones’s note to the younger Pielke, CRU adjusted the original data and then lost or destroyed them over twenty years ago. The letter to Warwick Hughes may have been an outright lie. After all, Peter Webster received some of the data this year. So the question remains: What was destroyed or lost, when was it destroyed or lost, and why?

This outing of some of the most vociferous proponents of the Global Warming myth is monolithic in scope. Added to the denials of FOI requests, the trashing of the 'hockey' stick model and the clearly political nature (NOT scientific) of the AGW agenda this 'hack' will hopefully end this insane rush to a 'carbon credit' economy.

AGW has nothing, I repeat NOTHING to do with preserving or remediating our damaged ecological environment, it DOES has a lot to do with making certain people VERY rich.

So, follow the links, keep your eyes open and question, question then question some more.

BTW - they are spraying here again today - will post pics later on.

Monday, November 16, 2009


Dunno why, but for some reason I can't post a comment on this blog - even though it's mine.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

November 13 Chemtrails in Ottawa

Sadly, I didn't have my camera with me but yesterday there was quite a bit of spraying going on particularly in the northern part of the sky. I saw many solid trails as well as the dots and dashes I mentioned before.

I will try to have at least my cell phone with me, when out and about next time.

And here I was saying the it seemed quiet on the aerosol front..

Friday, November 13, 2009

Military Chaff - a cause for concern?

What is 'Chaff'? I wondered that as well. It is often offered up as the explanation of these strange trails we see in the sky. Being the curious gal I am, off I went to find out about chaff. Below is a really good concise definition:

Chaff - Radar Counter measures

Chaff and flares are defensive mechanisms employed from military aircrafi to avoid detection and/or attack by adversary air defense systems. Chaff consists of small fibers that reflect radar signals and, when dispensed in large quantities from aircraft, form a cloud that temporarily hides the aircraft from radar detection. The two major types of military chaff in use are aluminum foil and aluminum-coated glass fibers. The aluminum foil-type is no longer manufactured, although it may still be in use.

When ejected from an aircraft, chaff forms the electromagnetic equivalent of a visual smoke screen that temporarily hides the aircraft from radar. Chaff also serves to decoy radar allowing aircraft to maneuver or egress from the area. It consists of small, extremely tie fibers of aluminum or aluminum-coated glass that disperse widely in the air when ejected from the aircraft and effectively reflect radar signals in various bands, in order to create a very large image of reflected signals (“return”) on the radar screen. In the air, the initial burst from a chaff bundle forms a sphere that shows up on radar screens as an electronic cloud. The aircraft is obscured by the cloud, which confuses enemy radar. Since chaff can obstruct radar, its use is coordinated with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

There is also a handy list of the various types and uses of chaffs just to the right of the above citation.

Another one I found is Contrail Facts put out by the US Air Force. It is an interesting read. If everything discussed in the above document can explain these lingering patterns in the sky I still find it rather concerning as to the vast amount of pollutants themselves.

From the above pdf:
Chaff and flares are defensive counter measures used on aircraft to confuse radar and heat seeking missiles. Chaff is used as a decoy for radar seeking missiles and is made of glass silicate fibers with an aluminum coating. The fibers are approximately 60% glass fiber and 40% aluminum by weight. The typical Air Force RR-188 chaff bundle contains about 150 g of chaff or about 5 million fibers. The fibers are 25 microns in diameter and typically 1 to 2 cm in length. In 1997, the Air Force used about 1.8 million bundles worldwide. The amount of chaff released worldwide by all of the services is approximately 500 tons per year. Chaff falls to the earth at a settling velocity of approximately 30 cm per second. Atmospheric residence times range from 10 minutes for the majority of chaff released at 100 m to approximately 10 hours for chaff released at 10,000 feet. Chaff fibers experience little
breakup before reaching the ground.

So, there you go. I must say however, that I doubt that these trails are 'chaff'. One would imagine that if that is what they are, it wouldn't be an issue to just tell folks that. Although, needless to say the idea of these particulates raining down onto me isn't truly inspiring either.

I know that others may have seen the below article before, but I'll link to it just in case:

From the Idaho Observer 2006

Last May a family in Iowa contacted the office of Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) to report the constant criss-crossing of "chemtrails" in the sky above their neighborhood. They received back from the senator’s office a General Accounting Office (GAO) report on "military chaff" and the material safety data sheet for aluminum-coated fiberglass fibers being spread—seven days a week for several hours each day—in the skies above their home.

Having the fallout tested the lab reported back with this analysis:

6 bacteria, including anthrax and pneumonia

9 chemicals including acetylcholine chloride

26 heavy metals including arsenic, gold, lead,mercury, silver, uranium and zinc

4 molds and fungi

7 viruses

2 cancers

2 vaccines

2 sedatives

Hmmmm.... well it seems to me that chaff doesn't really explain this phenomena.

I'll keep digging, though I don't expect there is one really good answer. This spraying most likely has many more than one explanation, and where the truth may be is anyone's guess at this time.

As far as my neck of the woods, it's been rather quiet lately with the trails. I've seen a few, but FAR less that during the month of October. Which, if these were normal contrails following regular flight paths should not happen.

So, the mystery continues.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Look Daddy, there's a chemtrail up in the sky!

Thanks Doug:

Just a quick update...

Well, it seems the sprayers are on hiatus the last few days - though there has been clouds and who can tell what goes on behind them.

I'm currently working on a post regarding military chaff - used to obscure radar. I'll try to get that up in the next week or so.

Today is cloudy and rain is in the forecast - can't see anything other than a dull grey mass posing as 'sky'.

Just for fun though, here's a pic of a recent visitor to my home:

The Racoon