Looks like NTD is now fully confirmed as telling the truth! Good to know.
They have been one of my “sometimes” news sources, but now just got promoted to a “regular”. Why? Well, simple. Google demonetized them. That’s now the GOLD Standard for truth and honesty in political news. “If Google hates them, it must be true!”
Food Crisis in Tonghua, China
NBA Reporter and Analyst Sekou Smith Dies of COVID-19
Senate GOP Signals a Second Trump Acquittal
At other sites:
It looks like they are still ON Eewtube, but why bother?
That is so nice of google to find these little known sources of real news for us.
As you know I have a taste for agreeable lies. This is most agreeable (posted to a dead thread too). These events are somewhat like the events hopium dispensers have been promising.
DHS uses federal alert system for 1st time in a year to warn of domestic terrorist threat
Well isn’t that interesting?
Yes! NTD and their sister newspaper (Epoch Times) are excellent.
They are both closely allied to the Falon Gong so do not expect glowing reports about how well the CCP is treating FG. 😀
Again I’m off-topic.
Three things bother me about climate science (an oxymoron IMO).
One, temperature (and pressure) is an intensive thermodynamic property and cannot be averaged. Yet climate scientists average temperatures all the time.
Two, you can’t create more significant figures than what you start with. They start with values down to the degree, and then average to a tenth of a degree. Then they average to a hundredth of a degree. Those additional so-called significant figures are a violation of standard science and engineering practices.
Three, weather, and by extension climate, are nonlinear systems (they are chaotic too). Nonlinear systems can change their outputs even if their inputs are increasing, decreasing, or not changing. The idea that the temperature is increasing so there must be some input causing it is linear systems thinking.
Yup. Those are the core 3 absolute hard fail on science “impossibles” of the so called “climate science”.
You can’t average an intrinsic property and have any meaning left in it. You can’t get out more precision than you put in. You can’t predict chaotic systems and what they do is not subject to input changes under your control.
@ Jim re- figures
Pre-packaged stat programs have been known to report amazing looking numbers for trend lines, say with 8 digit coefficients. That’s harmless, I guess.
I really dislike using a Mercator map projection when showing, say Northern Hemisphere snow cover.
Re: Temp data averaging and adjustment
One of the most egregious episodes of such was the Karl et al paper a few years back. The “Pause Buster” if you will. I was absolutely amazed that they adjusted upward the “Made for Purpose” ARGO data to better coincide with ship engine intake, etc. data. Stunning stuff that shifted an entire global data set in a similar way to the arbitrary cooling adjustments of the early 20th century data.
Anyone remember when the records showed 1934 the hottest year ever?
Not only do I remember when it was so in the data (and have v1 data sets saved) but I “remember it by proxy”.
At about 8 or 9 years old, I’d spend time in the park across the street from our family restaurant. I’d talk to the old retired folks who’d hang out there. In farm country, weather was a typical topic.
One hot year in the ’60s, I asked about how hot it was now, was it hottest ever. I universally got stories about the mid-30s being beastly hot in comparison. So asked my Dad about it. His stories of the Dust Bowl and mid ’30s made the (then present) ‘heat wave’ sound downright mild…
One neighbor was about 80 something then. He was bright and remembered the era well. “Hottest ever he’d experienced” and “Never been so hot since.”.
After that we got the ’70s “new little ice age” scare. Then the ’80s & 90s were warmer than the N-LIA, but not as hot as my early years. (I personally remember a 117 F day that has never been topped there since…) and where the locals also still said the ’30s beat it by a mile…
BTW: one other personal story. College Roomie got a car for HS graduation. No AC in it as “you don’t need AC in the S.F.Bay Area”… That was about 1971. Mid 1970s (about 1975) the Great Pacific Climate Shift (PDO probably) happened and everything did a step-function hotter. He added AC to his car as an aftermarket $700 dealer kit. Now, I have one car that has had the AC die. I didn’t get it fixed this year as I didn’t need to… I live very near to where he did in 1971… But boy did I need A/C in 1998 here…
IMHO, the PDO and AMO are the cycles driving actual changes of temperatures, and a lot of both the New L.I.A. scare and the “Global Warming” scare are just misinterpretations of them (or deliberate lies exploiting them..). From both my personal experience paying attention to weather for over 60 years, and my “experience by proxy” from asking elders about it when I was just a kid: There is NO global warming, only cycles in a chaotic base system of about 1 human lifetime long.
Try here then: https://www.ccin.ca/index.php/ccw/snow/current
You can’t average an intrinsic property . . . .
I think you mean intensive property.
The WUWT troll, Steven Mosher, made the following statement about averaging temperatures:
I’m not sure what he means by averaging colors. He is right about one thing, colors CAN (emphasis on “can”) be an intensive property. For example, take a tube of artist’s pigment, say blue (let’s pretend there’s only one hue of blue), and squeeze a dab on a palate. It’s blue obviously. A second dab is also blue, and a third dab, and so on. We can also take a palate knife and divide a dab into smaller portions which are still blue. It doesn’t matter how much or how little (within limits) pigment you have–the color is still blue.
Averaging this color is nonsense. What does an average of blue mean? Blue is blue. By averaging, Mr. Mosher may mean mixing colors. (It’s hard to tell what Mr. Nosher really means.) As an amateur artist, I know you can mix yellow and blue to get green. But what hue of green do we get? Depending on how much yellow and how blue you mix together, you can get an infinite range of hues; from yellow, to yellow-green, to green, to blue-green, and to blue.
The “how much yellow and how much blue” means that the colors are not being treated as intensive properties. Therefore, even with mixing colors, you can’t average intensive properties–the concept is meaningless.
Averaged temperatures are not temperatures. They are a statistic ABOUT temperatures. (And that is in the best case scenario. By the time you throw in all the confounding “adjustments” (aka “lies”) it’s barely even a statistic.)
And more dis-honest news
“Youtube rushes to hide the mass unpopularity of Biden Whitehouse”
Check Zoe’s results towards the end
In my reading, “intrinsic” and “intensive” are used interchangeably. I’ve not chased down what (trivial?) difference might be between them.
for all intrinsic purposes they are the same.
About Kerry’s admission of futility (ABC News in Oz).
Which your ysm may have missed?
“Hey ABC News, why did you edit out Climate Magnate John Kerry admitting the futility of cutting US emissions?”
The meaty bit from above in case the video doesn’t work
“Yesterday ABC News posted a 1min 36sec video clip of US Climate Change Czar, John Kerry’s, remarks at a White House presser BUT didn’t include the bit at the link, below.
It appears that the Biden/Harris/Kerry virtue-signalling complex is shutting down US fossil fuel industries & sacking tens of thousands of workers for 2/3rds of 5/8ths of SFA result. ”
May be time for a re-read of
More of just what you need!
“Islamic Caliphate, China & Iran – Rest on your arms, reversed – the US has a new enemy – The Weather”
“Yes! NTD and their sister newspaper (Epoch Times) are excellent.”
1. What does NTD stand for?
2. Larry Elder is also now aligned with Epoch Times.
1) I don’t know that it stands for anything. Just a name? Next News Network is the show.
2) And Larry Elder matters because?… I *think* I’ve heard the name referenced before but don’t know the man.
Then the question becomes “why Tang?”
“The Tang Dynasty is considered a golden age of Chinese arts and culture. In power from 618 to 906 A.D., Tang China attracted an international reputation that spilled out of its cities and, through the practice of Buddhism, spread its culture across much of Asia.”
Something to do with Falun Gong preferences?
“Falun Gong combines meditation and qigong (‘Qi/Chi cultivation’) exercises with a moral philosophy. The practice emphasizes morality and the cultivation of virtue, and identifies as a practice of the Buddhist school, though its teachings also incorporate elements drawn from Taoist traditions. Through moral rectitude and the practice of meditation, practitioners of Falun Gong aspire to eliminate attachments, and ultimately to achieve spiritual enlightenment.”
CCP doesn’t like them, so I can see them not liking CCP, but how did they come to be journalists, especially of the non-progressive type?
“Under the succeeding Han and Tang dynasties, Confucian ideas gained even more widespread prominence.”
New Tang Dynasty. I can see why they would not like China Red Joe, NMP.
But the name is one to keep!