sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Friday, October 4, 2019

Climate Sermonette

Climate Sermonette Summary

Today I thought that it might be interesting to revisit global warming, and cooling, and climate change in a way that the staff at Virtual Mirage does. We live on a remarkable planet. It's our home and it will be the only home that we who are alive now will ever know, flying saucers notwithstanding. (traditionally if they take people away and 'probe' them, they also return them)

Politicians in the US and Europe feel as if they can change the weather if only taxes were high enough (please ignore the fact that China, India and Indonesia are responsible for most of the pollution on the planet today). Many human lemmings want to follow those climate activists into the sea.

Some of AOC's followers think that it's time to start eating babies to help save the planet. Read about the town hall meeting at Legal Insurrection.
“We are not going to be here for much long because of the climate crisis,” the woman said as she appeared to have an accent. “We only have a few months left!” 
“I love that you support the Green Deal, but it’s not getting rid of fossil fuel, it’s not going to solve the problem fast enough,” the woman continued. “A Swedish professor [said] we can eat dead people but that’s not fast enough. So I think your next campaign slogan has to be this: ‘We got to start eating babies! We don’t have enough time! There is too much CO2.”
That would be a great next step for the Democrat Party as they move into the next election cycle. Imagine the slogan, "EAT YOUR CHILDREN to save the planet. There are only a few months left before we all die."

A Tree Falls in the Forest

(link) An ancient tree that contains a record of a reversal of Earth's magnetic field has been discovered in New Zealand. The tree—an Agathis australis, better known as its Māori name kauri—was found in Ngawha, on New Zealand's North Island, during excavation work for the expansion of a geothermal power plant.

The tree, which had been buried in 26 feet of soil, measures eight feet in diameter and 65 feet in length. Carbon dating revealed it lived for 1,500 years, between 41,000 and 42,500 years ago.

"There's nothing like this anywhere in the world," Alan Hogg, from New Zealand's University of Waikato, told the website. "This Ngāwhā kauri is unique."

The lifespan of the kauri tree covers a point in Earth's history when the magnetic field almost reversed. At this time, the magnetic north and south went on an excursion but did not quite complete a full reversal.

Earth's magnetic field is thought to be generated by the iron in the planet's core. As it moves around, it produces electric currents that extend far into space. The magnetic field acts as a barrier, protecting Earth from the solar wind. This is a stream of charged particles from the Sun that could strip away the ozone layer if it were to impact the atmosphere.

When the magnetic field reverses—or attempts to—it gets weaker, leading to more radiation from the Sun getting through. Previously, scientists have linked extinction events to magnetic field reversals. Funny, but there was no man-generated climate influence when the tree died. Riddle me that.

Times and Seasons

There have been three late season white tail deer fawns born near the White Wolf Mine recently. One arrived about a month ago and we've had twins delivered within this past week. I've included photos.

Sometimes when you read the tea leaves or cast the runes, you can infer things. Late season fawn births, hmmm, perhaps a portent of a warm and globally warming winter is ahead, despite the early snow fall (on the order of 4') in the Pacific Northwest.


Or maybe nature is playing a trick on all of us and the fawns will die in a cold and cruel winter, leaving bones that will turn into fossils and will be discovered by science in a million years.

Augury by these future scientists will be as spotty as the fawns because they will be torn in their opinions. Were these babes in the woods killed by the people who lived in the ruins of the White Wolf Mine?

And that's my point. Nature is just unpredictable enough to be interesting. Nietzsche said that "when you look into the abyss, the abyss also looks back into you." While I am completely opposed to pollution and destroying nature and our environment, the complex movements of the planets core and the Sun is presently beyond mankind's complete comprehension. Keep your tax money, clean up around you. The People's Republic of China will continue to pollute and act -- the way that they act. The only thing that seems to be causing them concern these days is Donald J. Trump. And the climate people hate the president...go figure.

Mail:

Jules, mother of wolves - Socrates got that right.
Talking of philosophy... those photographs are stunning. You should sit by that lake and write. Now you just need a wolf to come from behind the trees in the dawn mist. 
Wolves are difficult to predict. There are not THAT many of them here in the area and they tend to stay local to their territory and raise pups. There are enough elk and buffalo to keep them fed. For the most part, they're running north of me about 75 miles.
Jim suggests - ...Rather than the Caribbean, put the resurrected dinosaurs on an island off the coast of Asia. If something goes wrong, the Japanese have a lot of experience dealing with that sort of thing.
As usual, genius. 

A Few Thoughts

An Intact Dinosaur

This is of passing interest. It would have been more interesting if we could have harvested DNA and created our own modern version. We could have put them on an island in the Caribbean. What could go wrong?
(link) You can’t even see its bones, yet scientists are hailing it as perhaps the best-preserved dinosaur specimen ever unearthed. That’s because, 110 million years later, those bones remain covered by the creature’s intact skin and armor. 
Indeed, the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Alberta, Canada recently unveiled a dinosaur so well-preserved that many have taken to calling it not a fossil, but an honest-to-goodness “dinosaur mummy.”
Chatter

The first Navy Jack. Re-introduced during the Global War on
Terror, and discontinued during the years of ObamaNation.
With deep divisions between Constitutionalists and Communists in America, there is a lot more talk of problems than there is of enjoying the Age of Trump. But the corrupt, lying mainstream media doesn't allow for that. They promote a Cold War, secure in their immunity for personal accountability...but will it always be like that?

Socrates wrote, "When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the losers." And frankly, the freaks and misfits who run the democrat party fit comfortably within the rubric of 'losers'.

Do you Recall Jeff?

Yes, I know that he was a contemptible human being. He had a painting of Bill Clinton, wearing a blue dress, hanging in his Manhattan home. Many expected him to testify against the former president in sexual scandal-after-scandal. The mainstream media have scrubbed that matter and I doubt that we'll hear much of it in the future, even if Hillary does become Elizabeth Warren's running mate.

As a reminder to Liz Warren, Jeffrey Epstein died while in custody. He was reported to be on suicide watch, but later it was reported he had been taken off suicide watch, and so was not being closely watched. He was in a location where two of the security cameras were disabled and none of the guards assigned to watch him were watching him. The cell contained neither material to make a sturdy noose, nor any projections or fixtures from which it could be hung. The coroner reported bruises of the type consistent with being strangled by man’s grasp, but not a noose.

The death was officially ruled a suicide. There were a lot of shootings and suicides of people close to the Clintons. Would President Warren commit suicide or would it be a more convenient brain hemorrhage that would catapult Hillary into the Oval Office?

Lakes

I know that you're saying, "LL, you live in Arizona. There aren't many lakes there. Here are a few photos (yes, it's art philosophy, Jules) of Hawley Lake, in the Arizona Highlands - as autumn descends.

Hawley Lake
In the morning there is a lot of mist on the water at Hawley Lake. You don't see many trout jumping and that's not a good thing if you're there to fish and not photograph.











Full moon over Hawley Lake

How much wood do you expect him to chuck?

















Mail:

LSP (victim of an Arab woman's wrath) says - Jackalope hunting is a dangerously racy sport. Not unlike the famous Congessional Boomerang Throw.
Ah yes, the Congressional Boomerang Throw, the yearning for impeachment. Everything that they try to do to President Trump comes back to bite them. They've never learned that spitting into the wind is unwise. They're working diligently to return both President Trump and control of the legislature to the Republicans. I cheer them on.
Jim-the-Jackalope Hunter weighs in - The better half is a huge fan of Christmas music and has a number of CDs full of it. They'll be coming out shortly and will be played in the car whenever we go somewhere. It ain't easy, but I tolerate it because she tolerates my idiosyncrasies.
Oh, please, not until after Halloween.
I've never hunted jackalopes, though they say there's still a breeding population in the western part of the state. I have hunted antelope and the thing that impressed me was the speed of those creatures. A cheetah can out sprint them, though not by much, but a pronghorn can go at a good clip for miles on end.
Antelope are one of God's creatures that I can watch endlessly. Elk look nice but they just graze most of the time. 
Jules, mother of wolves, explains - Well of course you can speak bird! In late spring I saved a fledgling crow that was stuck in my garden because he couldn’t fly properly. I kept him safe all day long despite the murder of crows above probably wanting to peck my eyes out. I later learnt that crows can hold a grudge but if you make friends with them they bring you presents. Hmm. I downloaded a crow caller on my phone and called to them daily. Now I’m surrounded by black birds like an evil witch!
It's said (mostly by crows) that black bird lives matter. I've seen the same thing with their lust for revenge if one of their own has been wronged. There are some crows the size of eagles at the White Wolf Mine and we have crossed paths when they got into the trash when the wind blew the lid open. I didn't kill them, but was sorely tempted to do so and hang the carcass in a tree as a message to all of them. 
My friend, the Buddhist holy man, has told me that he can speak with crows. I didn't know there was a smartphone ap that converted crow to English and back the other way. It explains a great deal. The presence of crows in your yard suggests that they are your familiars... and if there were bats as well that hung in your belfry, well, it would confirm what the neighbors say. 

Camperfixer - With the pop-psyche HR, bean-counters, and attorney's running (ruining?) businesses it was bound to happen for Christmas sales to morph all the way to before the end of summer...to...you know..."capture more market potential." 

Really dumb in Home Depot to see Christmas decorations alongside Halloween decorations alongside air conditioners...although I was tempted to grab one of those lifelike 7' animatronic witches and a blow-up Grinch and Frosty whilst grabbing a few pieces of hardware...then I thought of HRC & Pelosi, and Schiff & Nadler...figured I had enough weirdness presented to my life without it being on the front porch as a visual reminder.
They ruin the seasons. Costco was stocking the Christmas line-up in August. Stop, just stop.
WSF is bucking for "curmudgeon"Being a contrarian (or just a grumpy old fart) I would like to point out those are Pronghorns, a species that survived the late ice age along with musk oxen. The only native North American antelope are called Rocky Mountain Goats.
Picky-picky-picky. I will still call them antelope and I'll call Rocky Mountain Goats, Rocky Mountain Goats, not antelope. Persecute this poor old man if you must.
DRJIM - Ahhh...the wild and wily jackalope!

They have an 8' one up at the Terry Bison Ranch in Wyoming. Big enough to saddle, which they did. And all the display signs warn "Do NOT Try This At Home"!

Strange creatures that some say are distantly related to the Dreaded Trojan Rabbit.....Quick! Bring the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch!! I think I hear one out in the bushes.....
Jim quotes Monte Python (directed at DRJIM) - "Pie Iesu domine, dona eis requiem"
Don't try and take him alone, DRJIM. Have Pebbles the wonder dog ready to back your play.
Old NFO - Ah, the elusive Jackalope... :-) Great pics!

They're cruel and aggressive predators, which is why the pioneers hunted them nearly to extinction. Their flesh is said to be as sweet as unicorn meat (and almost as sweet as liberal tears).
Larry - I've got a pic I saw somewhere of the even more elusive catalope. A strange and eerily beautiful little beast. No way to post it, though.
See photo (right) of a catalope. Extremely rare and very dangerous.