Monthly Archives: December 2013

Global Warming Goes South

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2013 has proved to be an unlucky year for the passengers wallowing in the Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming gravy boat. Mother Nature has [yet again] demonstrated that Global Warming has Gone South. Evidently, the “science case” for “warming” and … Continue reading

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The Drake Passage Impact Event

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A remarkable series of comments by Jim Coyle describes The Drake Passage as a massive “impact trench”. Jim Coyle says: December 21, 2013 at 21:35 This is phenomenal and answers a lot of my questions about geologic and geographic entities. … Continue reading

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Enjoy Joe Bastardi – He’s The Only One We’ve Got

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Joe Bastardi is in brilliant form over at as he looks ahead into the New Year and looks back at not “the warmest November on record” and GISS data tampering. A poetic Joe Bastardi pops up at The … Continue reading

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Main Sequence – The Outer Iron Core

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The previous posting introduced the pivotal role played by the outer iron core in the evolution of planetary objects formed by planetary differentiation. In planetary science, planetary differentiation is the process of separating out different constituents of a planetary body … Continue reading

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Main Sequence – Red Dwarfs and Gas Giants

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The previous posting began an exploration of the Star Evolution narrative devised by the mainstream Philosophical Astrologers which revealed that [from a distance] the Earth and Moon could be easily mistaken for white dwarfs. The cameras on NASA’s Cassini spacecraft … Continue reading

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Cosmic Ray Blues – Seeing Scintillating White Dwarfs

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The universe of Philosophical Astrology is populated with an array of Tolkienesque dwarfs. Black dwarfs, for example, are purely fictional because “no black dwarfs are expected to exist in the universe”. A black dwarf is a white dwarf that has … Continue reading

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Cosmic Ray Blues – The Bloody Moon

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A lunar eclipse provides a wonderful photographic opportunity to capture spectacular images of a blood orange Moon. It also provides mainstream science with a wonderful story teller opportunity with a narrative based upon the refraction of light by dust and … Continue reading

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Cosmic Ray Blues – Lunar Luminosity

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Albedo is a reflection coefficient ranging from zero to one. Albedo, or reflection coefficient, derived from Latin albedo “whiteness” (or reflected sunlight) in turn from albus “white,” is the diffuse reflectivity or reflecting power of a surface. It is the … Continue reading

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Cosmic Ray Blues – Svensmark Sings Synchronicity

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In 1996 Henrik Svensmark and Eigil Friis-Christensen discovered a connection between cosmic rays and global cloud cover. In 1996 a surprising discovery was announced that the intensity of cosmic rays incident on the earth’s atmosphere correlates closely with variations of … Continue reading

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Cosmic Ray Blues – Hadronic Shower

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High energy Cosmic Rays trigger Hadronic Showers when they collide with a particle in the Earth’s atmosphere / hydrosphere / lithosphere. Hadronic showers The physical process that cause the propagation of a hadron shower are considerably different from the processes … Continue reading

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Cosmic Ray Blues – Electromagnetic Shower

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Cosmic Rays have fallen down the rabbit hole of post-normal science where they are semantically tortured by rival groups of astronomers and astrophysicists. Radiation of all kinds reaches the top of the Earth’s atmosphere from outer space. Traditionally, the science … Continue reading

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