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Here's a thought: If SJWs are going to attack science-fiction writers (or any writer, for that matter), I think it is past time we writers began creating SJW VILLAINS.

SJWs Are Purging Politically Incorrect Sci-Fi Authors From Bookstores


Social Justice Warriors are once again demonstrating their political intolerance and hostility to free creative expression. It’s happening in an arena we’ve covered before – the world of sci-fi and fantasy publishing.

File 770, the blog of three-time Hugo Award winner Mike Glyer, reports that bookstore owners in Toronto are being approached with negative information about authors who participated in the Sad Puppies Hugo Awards campaign.

The Sad Puppies campaign, as explained in the hyperlink above, was an attempt to expose political favouritism and intolerance in the sci-fi and fantasy community. If this latest incident is anything to go by, it continues to be a dispiriting success.

According to a commenter at File 770:

I’ve talked to a couple of book store owners in Toronto and someone is sending out Jim Hines roundup of the SP/RP affair. As a result, they are stopping making orders for [Larry] Correia, [John C.] Wright, [Brad] Torgersen, [Mike] Williamson and others of the worst broadcasters who have supported homophobic statements. I would assume the originator is part of Toronto’s gay community (which was oddly intertwined for years when Baka Books and the GLAAD bookstore were next door). It’s only the independents that I’ve heard so far, but if it hits Book City or Indigo, that could be a big repercussion

The commenter is, of course, incorrect to suggest that the authors have made homophobic statements. Williamson is a self-proclaimed libertarian, and there are no records of Correia or Torgersen making controversial statements about homosexuality.

The only one who could plausibly face such an accusation is Wright, who has described homosexuality as an “aberration.” Clearly, to the SJWs of sci-fi, anyone outside the liberal-progressive ingroup share the same bigoted opinions.

Politically unorthodox authors are also facing persecution on Goodreads, the foremost social network for book readers. The controversial author Vox Day was recently banned from the site after creating a “Rabid Puppies” group on the site (Rabid Puppies refers to Day’s personal Hugo Awards campaign, which was presented as more overtly political and right-wing than the Sad Puppies).

Goodreads did not provide Day with a reason for his ban. According to Day, all they said was:

Hi there

Your account was recently brought to our attention.  Upon review, we have decided to remove it from the site.  A CSV of the books you shelved is attached for your personal records.  You are banned from using Goodreads in any capacity going forward.

Sincerely,

The Goodreads Team

Day says the point of his joining Goodreads, and his establishment of the Rabid Puppies group, was to encourage wider participation in the annual Goodreads Choice Awards. Eight other members of the group have also been banned from the site.

There is no doubt that some sci-fi authors hold views that are alien to much of mainstream, liberal opinion. However, the SJWs who are trying to drive them out continue to fail to grasp that no political opinion is justification for exclusion from awards participation, bookstores, or the sci-fi community at large. The point of sci-fi is good sci-fi, and the point of awards is to recognise good sci-fi, not politically conformist opinions.

SJWs continue to demonstrate their inability – or unwillingness – to separate good art from questionable artists. In a manner eerily similar to the anti-historical campaigns to scrub images of unfashionable – yet historically significant – individuals like Woodrow Wilson and Cecil Rhodes from university campuses and public spaces. At the behest of SJWs, the face of H.P Lovecraft, one of the genre’s pioneers, was recently removed from the iconic trophies of the World Fantasy Awards.

There’s something ISIS-like to it: the purging of historical icons and works of art because they represent something that falls outside a rigid, intolerant ideology.

Political intolerance in sci-fi appears to be growing, not diminishing. The Sad Puppies of 2016 will have their work cut out for them.

www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/01…

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I have to wonder what it is going to be like when I finally manage to get my sci-fi / fantasy anthro writing published.....


And then there's this:

That's because Social Justice Brownshirts are an invasive species. No one knows where they originated because the don't have many defining qualities of their own. This is because their main survival adaptation is their ability to take on the qualities of the population they're invading. Once they have established themselves within a new population they begin working their way into whatever existing hierarchy informs or controls the population they've invaded. When one Social Justice Brownshirt manages to gain a foothold in its victim's influence hierarchy they use their position to install their brethren in similar positions while simultaneously doing whatever they can to expel the population's native members from the control and influence hierarchy. Like most parasites that behave in this manner this continues until the native populace is destroyed. With the native population gone the things that once attracted the Social Justice Brownshirt begin to whither and die. Once that happens the Social Justice Brownshirts move on to a new population and the cycle continues.

You can see this at work on Reddit if you pay attention. A Brownshirt will come into a sub, start getting chummy with the existing mods, then eventually convince them to trust them with a mod position. Once the Brownshirt has established itself as a mod it will begin to sow the seeds of discord among the other mods and try to break off those who they believe will not adhere to whatever ideological views they wish to impose. As they begin to successfully rid themselves of potential enemies, the existing mods realize what is going on and either leave to avoid the headache or stay silent to maintain their position. At that point the Brownshirt will be able to get some of their fellows into mod positions to reinforce them and accumulate more power within the sub. This is one of the reasons you will see some mods who run a ridiculous number of subreddits sharing moderator duties with other mods who also run a ridiculous number of subreddits.

Coming Soon: Social Justice Nazis from Planet X!

www.reddit.com/r/BestOfOutrage…

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I'm quite familiar with Brown Shirt mentality, having been subjected to it on climate change:

Mixing Green With Red Makes Brown (Shirts)


In light of the recent environmental controversy over splattergate, where the green propaganda ad in the United Kingdom explosively became gory red in the classroom, it is time to be reminded that the Nazis started out green but became bloody red. This political reality came much to the dismay of many German conservationists as they slowly found out the real intent of Adolf Hitler.*


Naïve German greens had no idea that many of the Führer's savage premeditations about continental hegemony were conjured up at his mountain retreat in the wild Bavarian Alps. The greens just assumed that he was enjoying the alpine serenity of the region away from the hubbub of Berlin. Neither did they apprehend that the sweeping Nazi environmental laws of 1933-35 were an implicit anti-Semitic precursor for the racially charged Nuremberg laws. Together, these laws specifically targeted Jewish internationalism, whether coming from the capitalist West or the communist East, as being unnatural and alien, i.e., not indigenous to Germany.


One of the most embarrassing environmental facts of the 1930s was that between 60% and 70% of the German greens were Nazi Party members, compared to only 10% of the population at large. In fact, German greens outperformed even medical doctors and teachers, with Nazi foresters and veterinarians leading the charge. Somehow, the so-called independent German wandervogels (German word for "wandering free spirits") found themselves at the footstool of Der Führer. Their wandervogel attitudes about civilization and the wild forestlands found a political niche in the isolationist biology of the Nazi Party. Furthermore, their strong beliefs in holism found a political voice in the totalitarian Social Darwinism of the Nazis, which was largely rooted in Ernst's Haeckel's ecology of the 1800s.


In those days, racism was good, "scientific" biology. Racism (disguised as eugenics) was the rage of the late 1800s and early 1900s. It required the cataclysm of World War II to bring about an international repentance on the subject. In Germany, ethnicity and nature, racism and environmentalism, often went hand in hand. By the time of the Nazi period, this collaboration had hardened into a political-biological ecology known as "blood and soil."


Though the German greens predated the Nazis by well over a hundred years, with the advent of the Nazi Party, their previous Romanticism was transformed into something far more sinister because of its ties to a strong totalitarian state, where, for the first time, they became political players at the federal level. While environmental historians are quick to point out that the Four Year Plan's great battle for production later compromised the new conservation laws, the fact of the matter is that the idea of a political totalitarian environmentalism was born in the Third Reich. Indeed, the 1935 Reich Nature Protection Act trumpeted the slogan, "it shall be the whole landscape."  


Green historians may debate on how effective this totalitarian conservation law was, but nonetheless, here is seen the birth of environmental impact statements and the like. In Nazi Germany, private property could even be seized without compensation for the sake of environmental concerns. As such, what was unique about Nazi environmentalism was not in its setting aside of nature reserves à la Teddy Roosevelt, but in its willingness to regulate already developed properties for the sake of the environment. This was a line that Teddy Roosevelt and Gifford Pinchot did not cross. The green Nazis did.



Read more: www.americanthinker.com/2010/1…

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And that's it for this morning. Getting out for a 5-mile walk; need to clear the mind for writing later today.

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Things to remember when dealing with climate alarmists:

Any research that doesn't fit their thinking was bought and paid for by some mysterious conspiracy.
But YOU are the conspiracy theorist.

Alarmists often do not know ONE word more about what they spew at you, than what they read in the MSM.
The MSM very often misrepresents what was actually said in the original research.

If an alarmist throws 'skepticalscience' at you, remember that they do not know that 'skepticalscience' is run by a cartoonist and has a number of very unethical members - one of whom works for an OIL company.
(I'll be doing up an article on the SS team down the road)

If an alarmist links you to claims that AGW is messing with the geophysics of the planet- plate tectonics, pole wandering, volcanoes- Laugh.

There's more, but I am getting back to what I Want to be writing.
Phytoplankton, Climate Feedbacks and AGW by Kajm
Phytoplankton, Climate Feedbacks and AGW

(Image, above: An example of Cloud Brightening, a Negative Climate Feedback mechanism, caused by Phytoplankton) 

Just about 5 years ago, when I began getting much deeper into the science and claims behind the UNproven theory of ‘man-made’ global warming, one particular person came by to harangue me on the subject of phytoplankton. The world’s phytoplankton was dying, he claimed. The oceans are turning Brown, he claimed. The smell of the oceans was changing because the phytoplankton was dying, and the reason it was dying was because of ‘man-made’ global warming. He claimed.

Why should anyone care about phytoplankton? Because they are extremely important to all life on Earth. And because the phytoplankton are dying (he claimed), we’re all gonna die.

And it is YOUR fault. Human-generated CO2 and all that, dontchaknow.

Here’s a brief explanation of the importance of phytoplankton:

Plankton are tiny living creatures that we never think about, yet they are extremely important to our Earth as a source of almost 50% of our oxygen and a major source of food for sealife. Plankton are tiny plants and animals in oceans and lakes. Sometimes they are so small, you cannot see them with your naked eye. When they mass together, they can make oceans look green or cause dark spots in the water when seen from above. There are two main categories of plankton: phytoplankton and zooplankton.

Phytoplankton is extremely important to all life on Earth. Phytoplankton are tiny plants that live in water and do not have roots or leaves. The word plankton comes from the Greek word "planktos" which means wandering, or drifting, which is just what phytoplankton does. It drifts about in the ocean carried by currents and tides. Like all plants, phytoplankton contains chlorophyll which converts sunlight and nutrients such as phosphates, nitrates and sulfur into proteins, carbohydrates and fats. In doing this, like other plants, phytoplankton releases oxygen into the air. As the oceans cover 70% of the Earth's surface, phytoplankton is a major source of oxygen. Phytoplankton is the base of the food chain for aquatic life such as zooplankton, shrimp, fish, whales and other life eats it.

As you can see it is quite important to the future of the world, not to mention the human race.

And it is dying.

He claimed.

Well now it is five years later and a few things have been learned about both the status of phytoplankton, and its’ effects upon the world.

I’m pleased to present to you what new research has discovered over the past five years.

It is Bad, peeps. Really bad.

For the alarmists.

Four years ago I put up an article about icebergs breaking off from Antarctica. It struck me as very interesting due to the fact that said icebergs actually feed phytoplankton in that region of the Earth.

I initially mistakenly thought that it had something to do with cooling the waters, allowing the plankton to take up more CO2. That was totally WRONG and I can’t believe I got it that badly wrong, for plankton take up more CO2 in warmer waters.

Another climate alarmist here on DA tried to convince me that this was a bad thing and I suspect that is where part of my confusion lies. I was left with the impression that the plankton were having a difficult time in warm(er) waters (ostensibly due to ‘man-made’ global warming) and that the icebergs were simply cooling things enough to allow them to function at the proper level.

Wow, did I get that wrong. That’s what I get for arguing with an alarmist: their distraction caused me to take my thinking down the wrong path. I should have read the entire article rather than pay attention to what they were going on about! However I must say I was still learning the proper way to argue point. One always fights the next war with the last wars’ weapons, ney?

The Real reason icebergs make life better for plankton?

"As a glacier on a continent, these glaciers in Antarctica are something like tens of thousands of years old, sitting on a continent and slowly moving toward the ocean, collecting windblown dust as they move over the years. They also are grinding up rock as they go," said Ken Smith, a biological oceanographer at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), who led the expeditions.

When it arrives carried by ice, the dust and ground rock become sources of iron in the iron-starved Southern Ocean. As a result, the glaciers fertilize the ocean as they melt, prompting an increase in the tiny plants, called phytoplankton, drifting around the iceberg.

Pulling out carbon

This fertilization has implications for how much carbon, including the greenhouse carbon dioxide, is present in our atmosphere versus tied up elsewhere, in places such as the seafloor.

Satellite pictures have shown an increase in chlorophyll, the green pigment in plants, in the wake of an iceberg, according to Smith. As part of photosynthesis, these tiny plants suck carbon dioxide out of the air to make sugars (their food), and eventually, some of the carbon — in the form of dead plants or animals or fecal material — sinks to the bottom of the ocean.

Smith and his team looked at how icebergs, and their iron-fertilizer payload, affected this process. To make this possible, MBARI engineers, led by Alana Sherman, developed a sampling instrument, called a Lagrangian sediment trap, to pass under and around the icebergs. During its journeys, the sediment trap —which consisted of four cones connected to a sampling cup —collected the material falling toward the seafloor.

The researchers found that about twice as much carbon was sinking into the deep sea within the vicinity of an iceberg as compared with the open ocean. The icebergs can have a "halo effect" that enhances biological activity for kilometers around them, Smith said.’

So it turns out that the icebergs leave iron behind in the waters- and the plankton LOVES it.

And as the plankton burst into activity, they soak up CO2.

And then dump it on the bottom of the ocean.

Next time you visit any of famous caverns that exist around the world – Mammoth Caverns (USA), Reed Flute Cave (China), Cave of the Crystals (Mexico), and so on – take a good look at the massive layers of limestone around you.

They were created by phytoplankton.

Soaking up CO2.

So apparently it is not the warming of the oceans that is killing off phytoplankton (as he claimed). As a matter of fact, it just makes phytoplanktons’ job easier.

At least they don’t have to get employment at the Chum Bucket.

 

The full article I quoted from here www.livescience.com/14153-iceb…

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But where phytoplankton are concerned, this is only the Tip of the iceberg.

Plankton loves iron.

Plankton LOVES warm water.

And especially, Plankton LOVES CO2.

“Despite the fuss about CO2 emissions, on a global scale no one is quite sure where a lot of it ends up. Those mystery “sinks” draw in a large proportion of CO2. Here’s a big sink that just got twice as big.”

Science Daily  Mar. 17, 2013 — Models of carbon dioxide in the world’s oceans need to be revised, according to new work by UC Irvine and other scientists published online Sunday in Nature Geoscience. Trillions of plankton near the surface of warm waters are far more carbon-rich than has long been thought, they found. Global marine temperature fluctuations could mean that tiny Prochlorococcus and other microbes digest double the carbon previously calculated.

The trouble started when someone made an assumption.

In making their findings, the researchers have upended a decades-old core principle of marine science known as the Redfield ratio, named for famed oceanographer Alfred Redfield. He concluded in 1934 that from the top of the world’s oceans to their cool, dark depths, both plankton and the materials they excrete contain the same ratio (106:16:1) of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus.

But as any gardener who has done a soil test knows, amounts of those elements can vary widely. The new study’s authors found dramatically different ratios at a variety of marine locations. What matters more than depth, they concluded, is latitude. In particular, the researchers detected far higher levels of carbon in warm, nutrient-starved areas (195:28:1) near the equator than in cold, nutrient-rich polar zones (78:13:1).  (see the first paper I mentioned, above :D )

“The Redfield concept remains a central tenet in ocean biology and chemistry. However, we clearly show that the nutrient content ratio in plankton is not constant and thus reject this longstanding central theory for ocean science,” said lead author Adam Martiny, associate professor of Earth system science and ecology & evolutionary biology at UC Irvine. “Instead, we show that plankton follow a strong latitudinal pattern.”

Full article here joannenova.com.au/2013/03/ocea…

Link direct to peer-reviewed paper here www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/v6…

WHO WHUDA THUNK!?!

Certainly not AGW alarmists. The plankton are dying.

He claimed.

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But it gets worse. Much worse.

Seems there have been several times in the recent past during which phytoplankton have taken a nose-dive:

”In 2000, Hare and Mantua published a detailed study[2] of 100 time series for biological and physical measurements that showed “regime shifts” in 1977 and 1989 in the Northern Pacific Ocean and the Bering Sea. The shifts included significant falls in fish growth and size of catches.

So the explanation may be that the fall off in biological activity is due to a fall off in phytoplankton growth as phytoplankton are at the base of the food chain  Wind changes will drive ocean current changes with consequent  changes in the level of nutrients in the water and these may limit the growth of phytoplankton. This is found in El Nino years on the west coast of South America.[3]

The loss of phytoplankton results in less CO2 being removed from the ocean and hence less removed from the atmosphere. So in 1988 the atmosphere becomes enriched in carbon-12 CO2 with a dramatic fall in δ13C.

This 2.5 +/- 0.4 GtC bubble is natural variability on a significant scale. For comparison total fossil fuel emissions were 6.1 GtC in 1990 and only some 50% of these emissions would be absorbed by the oceans according to the present accepted explanation.

This analysis raises the question whether the sources and sinks of CO2 are fully understood.”

Did you catch that about El-Nino? This happens in several regions of the globe every time the El-Nino kicks in- plankton in certain areas dies off and the fish take their feeding elsewhere. And, apparently, there have been bigger areas affected, as noted above, in 1977 and 1989. I suspect those were just the first ones detected and that this is a normal, natural function in the oceans.

Alarmists- especially those like the guy here on DA who claimed to me that the ‘oceans are turning brown’- latch onto these things and hang onto them tooth and nail, even to the point that any research paper which proves them wrong has been created by scientists bought out by some ‘big oil’ conspiracy.

Now, why do I bring up these larger plankton die-offs?

”There is a mystery peak in global CO2 levels in 1990. For some reason from 1989 suddenly global carbon levels jumped higher than they normal would and by 9,000 million tonnes (that’s equivalent to 2,500 mT of carbon)*. It’s only a little blip in an upward line, but as a deviation from the long steady norm, it’s a dramatic change (see the second graph below). Within a few years the excess disappeared and the reasonably straight line increase in CO2 resumed. The sudden jump is equivalent to nearly half of our total annual human fossil fuel emissions. Nothing about this peak fits with the timing of human induced fossil fuel emissions. These were not big years in our output (indeed it coincides with the collapse of the soviet block when inefficient Russian industry was shut down).

The mystery of the massive CO2 bubble exposes how little we know about why CO2 levels rise and fall, and whether human emissions make much difference. The world is spending $4 billion dollars a day trying to change this global CO2 level of 0.04% (400ppm) but apparently other large forces are at work pushing up CO2, and then absorbing it, and we don’t even know what they are.

Tom Quirk has been dedicated in isolating this quixotic spike, and hunting for the cause.  He wondered if the ocean was responsible. By looking at isotopes of carbon he finds that it was not produced out of the dissolved CO2 from the ocean. Instead the CO2 was released from a biological source, and mostly one in the Northern Hemisphere. With some great sleuthing he finds a remarkable paper from 15 years ago that documents a sudden drop in fish stocks at the same time. He puts forward a suggestion that there was a regime shift in the ocean then, and the currents stopped stirring up as many nutrients. This meant phytoplankton activity was lost, fish starved, and the lack of activity by marine biology meant CO2 accumulated in the air. Within the next few years the phytoplankton recovered and drew out that extra CO2.

It’s as if there was an extra three China’s on Earth for a year — pouring out extra CO2. We see how fast biology absorbs that extra load, and wonder (yet again) what the fuss is all about.”

Shifts in ocean and wind currents due to climate change? Of course! These have been documented in research papers looking back thousands of years. Climate change is always happening….. unless you believe that ONLY humans (yes, it is YOUR fault) can cause climate change.

Apparently, phytoplankton are fine with that either way.

You may find the full article and a much fuller explanation of the regime shifts here joannenova.com.au/2015/11/the-…

The link direct to the research paper may be found here ipa.org.au/library/publication…

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The news about phytoplankton is about to get seriously horrible.

Oh, God, this is bad:

Increased carbon dioxide enhances plankton growth, opposite of what was expected. 

Science study reports that coccolithophores’ abundance has increased by an order of magnitude since 1960s, significantly changing the ocean garden.

From the BIGELOW LABORATORY FOR OCEAN SCIENCES

”Coccolithophores–tiny calcifying plants that are part of the foundation of the marine food web–have been increasing in relative abundance in the North Atlantic over the last 45 years, as carbon input into ocean waters has increased. Their relative abundance has increased 10 times, or by an order of magnitude, during this sampling period. This finding was diametrically opposed to what scientists had expected since coccolithophores make their plates out of calcium carbonate, which is becoming more difficult as the ocean becomes more acidic and pH is reduced.

These findings were reported in the November 26th edition of Science and based on analysis of nearly a half century of data collected by the long-running Sir Alister Hardy Foundation (SAHFOS) Continuous Plankton Recorder sampling program.

“The results show both the power of long-term time-series of ocean observations for deciphering how marine microbial communities are responding to climate change and offer evidence that the ocean garden is changing,” said Dr. William Balch, senior research scientist at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences and a co-author of the paper. “We never expected to see the relative abundance of coccolithophores to increase 10 times in the North Atlantic over barely half a century. If anything, we expected that these sensitive calcifying algae would have decreased in the face of increasing ocean acidification (associated with increasing carbon dioxide entering the ocean from the burning of fossil-fuels). Instead, we see how these carbon-limited organisms appear to be using the extra carbon from CO2 to increase their relative abundance by an order of magnitude.”

You will of course note that they needed to keep the alarmist rhetoric going, in the face of the FACT that ‘ocean acidification’ is not happening the way they thought it would. And that on TOP of plankton doing the exact opposite of what a certain person here on DA claimed :D

I shall note right here, in fact, that many of the claims made by climate alarmists have in recent years fallen before new scientific studies.

The full article may be found here, along with commentary by quite a few people, many of whom are scientists in the related fields wattsupwiththat.com/2015/11/27…

And the best part of this one? The study was done by NASA.

Never heard about it on the news, did you?

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Before I get to the Absolute Worst News, I thought I’d toss in this tidbit. Seems they have been claiming that phytoplankton have been dying off since the 1950s. Probably where my friend here on DA (*barf* Ok, should not have written that) gets his mistaken impression that the oceans are dying / turning brown / ocean scent is changing.

So, what happened to their ‘science’?

”Back in 2010 I (Willis Eschenbach) wrote a post called “Walking the Plank-ton“. In that post I baldly stated that claims of a 40% loss in plankton since 1950 were totally bogus. However, I also admitted that I didn’t know why or where they’d made a mistake, and I really had no data to show that they were wrong.

So I was overjoyed today to find an article entitled Ocean’s hidden green plankton revealed by fixing glitch in model. The article totally agreed with me, saying that the claims of a 40% loss in plankton were indeed bogus. The conclusion of the article was:

“In other words, estimates of plankton death were previously exaggerated more than sixfold in much of the oceans.

I bring this up for three reasons. First, of course, is so I can say “I told you so”. Hey, I’m not going to deny it, validation is indeed sweet, particularly when it is long-delayed like this.

The second reason I bring it up is to highlight that I made my judgement on the study solely on the basis of a lifetime spent on, in, and under the ocean. I didn’t know why they’d gotten the bad results. Here’s what I said at the time:

“So where did the Nature paper go wrong?

The short answer is that I don’t know … but I don’t believe their results. The paper is very detailed, in particular the Supplementary Online Information (SOI). It all seems well thought out and investigated … but I don’t believe their results. They have noted and discussed various sources of error. They have compared the use of Secchi disks as a proxy, and covered most of the ground clearly … and I still don’t believe their results.

If the authors of the study had actually spent the same amount of time observing the ocean that they spent observing their model of the ocean, they might have doubted their own results and saved themselves much grief. So I bring this up to show that sometimes a lifetime of experience may indeed be worth more than a lifetime of study.”

Full article (there’s not much more to it) here wattsupwiththat.com/2015/11/08…

Why is it that so MUCH of climate alarmi- I’m sorry, climate science, is based upon computer models which don’t do a DAMNED thing to actually properly model what can plainly be seen through DOING ACTUAL WORK IN THE FIELD?

Yet it is computer simulations which are used to give us most of the prognostications for future, ostensibly ‘man-made’ climate disasters.

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I’m almost finished. Hell on Earth is about to be unleashed. Are YOU prepared?

It is all YOUR fault, you know…..

Plankton are a negative climate-feedback mechanism.

I’ve mentioned climate feedbacks before. There’s only two ways they can go: positive or negative.

According to the IPCC, positive feedbacks add to the warming. We pump more CO2 into the air; this cause more H20 (water vapour) to be sucked into the atmosphere; this cause this and that and the other thing and VENUS. And we’re all dead. And it is all YOUR fault.

The IPCC and others have decided that most climate feedbacks are Positive. And that is how their computer models run. Of course it that were absolutely true the planet would have been DEAD half a billion years ago.

They count on the Ignorance of the public. If a ‘scientist’ says it, it Must be true. Right?

There’s a massive mountain of papers detailing negative feedbacks- many of those papers having to do water vapour and clouds.

But I’ll BET the MSM never told you that phytoplankton cause cloud brightening. Which reflects more of the sun’s light from the Earth (this is called albedo).

From the NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER:

“New research using NASA satellite data and ocean biology models suggests tiny organisms in vast stretches of the Southern Ocean play a significant role in generating brighter clouds overhead. Brighter clouds reflect more sunlight back into space affecting the amount of solar energy that reaches Earth’s surface, which in turn has implications for global climate. The results were published July 17 in the journal Science Advances.

The study shows that plankton, the tiny drifting organisms in the sea, produce airborne gases and organic matter to seed cloud droplets, which lead to brighter clouds that reflect more sunlight.”

“The clouds over the Southern Ocean reflect significantly more sunlight in the summertime than they would without these huge plankton blooms,” said co-lead author Daniel McCoy, a University of Washington doctoral student in atmospheric sciences. “In the summer, we get about double the concentration of cloud droplets as we would if it were a biologically dead ocean.”

Although remote, the oceans in the study area between 35 and 55 degrees south is an important region for Earth’s climate. Results of the study show that averaged over a year, the increased brightness reflects about 4 watts of solar energy per square meter.

Clouds reflect sunlight based on both the amount of liquid suspended in the cloud and the size of the drops, which range from tiny mist spanning less than a hundredth of an inch (0.1 millimeters) to large drops about half an inch (10 millimeters) across. Each droplet begins by growing on an aerosol particle, and the same amount of liquid spread across more droplets will reflect more sunlight.

Using the NASA satellite data, the team showed in 2014 that Southern Ocean clouds are composed of smaller droplets in the summertime. But that doesn’t make sense, since the stormy seas calm down in summer and generate less sea spray to create airborne salts.

The new study looked more closely at what else might be making the clouds more reflective. Co-lead author Susannah Burrows, a scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Lab in Richland, Washington, used an ocean biology model to see whether biological matter could be responsible.

Marine life can affect clouds in two ways. The first is by emitting a gas, such as dimethyl sulfide released by Sulfitobacter bacteria and phytoplankton such as coccolithophores, which creates the distinctive sulfurous smell of the sea and also produces particles to seed marine cloud droplets.

The second way is directly through organic matter that collects at the water’s surface, forming a bubbly scum that can get whipped up and lofted into the air as tiny particles of dead plant and animal material.

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Now, take note: this study speaks only of the southern hemisphere. It can be expected that alarmists here on DA will point that out. My question back to them: so you are going to tell me it ONLY happens in that region of the world?

How Limited your thinking is.

Look at the image at the top of this article. I took that photograph several summers ago… I had been noticing for some time that clouds in our region (the Niagara Peninsula of Southern Ontario) had appeared extremely bright. It was annoying to see these massive mountains of clouds and not have my camera with.

And of course with those bright clouds, we also had very Freaking cold and snowy winters around here. I do believe there was something of a correlation between this cloud brightness and the descent of the Polar Vortex in 2011 (an event I have covered in previous articles) One wonders if the aerosols the plankton put out requires cold conditions to function that way (but alarmists don’t, because it don’t fit the narrative).

The complete article and explanation can be found here wattsupwiththat.com/2015/07/27…

And here is the link direct to the paper in question advances.sciencemag.org/conten…

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So, what have we learned today?

Plankton loves warm waters.

Plankton LOVES CO2.

Plankton loves it SO much that it has increased ten-fold over the last few decades- in EXACT opposition to claims made that ‘man-made’ global warming was killing it off.

Plankton not only thumbs its’ collective nose in the face of alarmist climate science by thriving, it shoves that face into the mud by actually helping to COOL the atmosphere.

It is almost as if plankton spent the last billion years EVOLVING AS PART OF THE MECHANISM THAT KEEPS THIS WORLD’S ATMOSPHERE BALANCED.

Just like many thousands of other climate feedbacks which we are still just barely learning about. Most of them may be fairly small- but they add up.

When I initially began writing on climate I still had a great deal to learn about not so much making an argument, but being patient in the face of hostility by closed minds. So when the person who prompted this article began attacking me five years ago next month, I tried… for a week or three. And then, when he began screaming about conspiracy theory and fraud, I blocked him.

He then went on to proclaim himself the ‘winner.’ Based upon Nothing. In the face of science which has come out since then, his claim is absolutely laughable.

So, :iconscythemantis: - Stop on by. Do explain to me how all of the above science is wrong. Or, more likely, You’ll explain to me how all the above science- especially the material from NASA- is either being ‘misrepresented’ by me, or is the result of some conspiracy. Tell me again that the oceans are turning brown (they Aren’t), how the smell of the ocean is changing (it isn’t, except in places where pollution which has ZERO to do with CO2 is occurring), and how the phytoplankton is dying off and the Earth is doomed (it clearly ain’t).

I await your responses.

 

I don’t figure to get any.

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SJWs Are Purging Politically Incorrect Sci-Fi Authors From Bookstores


Social Justice Warriors are once again demonstrating their political intolerance and hostility to free creative expression. It’s happening in an arena we’ve covered before – the world of sci-fi and fantasy publishing.

File 770, the blog of three-time Hugo Award winner Mike Glyer, reports that bookstore owners in Toronto are being approached with negative information about authors who participated in the Sad Puppies Hugo Awards campaign.

The Sad Puppies campaign, as explained in the hyperlink above, was an attempt to expose political favouritism and intolerance in the sci-fi and fantasy community. If this latest incident is anything to go by, it continues to be a dispiriting success.

According to a commenter at File 770:

I’ve talked to a couple of book store owners in Toronto and someone is sending out Jim Hines roundup of the SP/RP affair. As a result, they are stopping making orders for [Larry] Correia, [John C.] Wright, [Brad] Torgersen, [Mike] Williamson and others of the worst broadcasters who have supported homophobic statements. I would assume the originator is part of Toronto’s gay community (which was oddly intertwined for years when Baka Books and the GLAAD bookstore were next door). It’s only the independents that I’ve heard so far, but if it hits Book City or Indigo, that could be a big repercussion

The commenter is, of course, incorrect to suggest that the authors have made homophobic statements. Williamson is a self-proclaimed libertarian, and there are no records of Correia or Torgersen making controversial statements about homosexuality.

The only one who could plausibly face such an accusation is Wright, who has described homosexuality as an “aberration.” Clearly, to the SJWs of sci-fi, anyone outside the liberal-progressive ingroup share the same bigoted opinions.

Politically unorthodox authors are also facing persecution on Goodreads, the foremost social network for book readers. The controversial author Vox Day was recently banned from the site after creating a “Rabid Puppies” group on the site (Rabid Puppies refers to Day’s personal Hugo Awards campaign, which was presented as more overtly political and right-wing than the Sad Puppies).

Goodreads did not provide Day with a reason for his ban. According to Day, all they said was:

Hi there

Your account was recently brought to our attention.  Upon review, we have decided to remove it from the site.  A CSV of the books you shelved is attached for your personal records.  You are banned from using Goodreads in any capacity going forward.

Sincerely,

The Goodreads Team

Day says the point of his joining Goodreads, and his establishment of the Rabid Puppies group, was to encourage wider participation in the annual Goodreads Choice Awards. Eight other members of the group have also been banned from the site.

There is no doubt that some sci-fi authors hold views that are alien to much of mainstream, liberal opinion. However, the SJWs who are trying to drive them out continue to fail to grasp that no political opinion is justification for exclusion from awards participation, bookstores, or the sci-fi community at large. The point of sci-fi is good sci-fi, and the point of awards is to recognise good sci-fi, not politically conformist opinions.

SJWs continue to demonstrate their inability – or unwillingness – to separate good art from questionable artists. In a manner eerily similar to the anti-historical campaigns to scrub images of unfashionable – yet historically significant – individuals like Woodrow Wilson and Cecil Rhodes from university campuses and public spaces. At the behest of SJWs, the face of H.P Lovecraft, one of the genre’s pioneers, was recently removed from the iconic trophies of the World Fantasy Awards.

There’s something ISIS-like to it: the purging of historical icons and works of art because they represent something that falls outside a rigid, intolerant ideology.

Political intolerance in sci-fi appears to be growing, not diminishing. The Sad Puppies of 2016 will have their work cut out for them.

www.breitbart.com/tech/2016/01…

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I have to wonder what it is going to be like when I finally manage to get my sci-fi / fantasy anthro writing published.....


And then there's this:

That's because Social Justice Brownshirts are an invasive species. No one knows where they originated because the don't have many defining qualities of their own. This is because their main survival adaptation is their ability to take on the qualities of the population they're invading. Once they have established themselves within a new population they begin working their way into whatever existing hierarchy informs or controls the population they've invaded. When one Social Justice Brownshirt manages to gain a foothold in its victim's influence hierarchy they use their position to install their brethren in similar positions while simultaneously doing whatever they can to expel the population's native members from the control and influence hierarchy. Like most parasites that behave in this manner this continues until the native populace is destroyed. With the native population gone the things that once attracted the Social Justice Brownshirt begin to whither and die. Once that happens the Social Justice Brownshirts move on to a new population and the cycle continues.

You can see this at work on Reddit if you pay attention. A Brownshirt will come into a sub, start getting chummy with the existing mods, then eventually convince them to trust them with a mod position. Once the Brownshirt has established itself as a mod it will begin to sow the seeds of discord among the other mods and try to break off those who they believe will not adhere to whatever ideological views they wish to impose. As they begin to successfully rid themselves of potential enemies, the existing mods realize what is going on and either leave to avoid the headache or stay silent to maintain their position. At that point the Brownshirt will be able to get some of their fellows into mod positions to reinforce them and accumulate more power within the sub. This is one of the reasons you will see some mods who run a ridiculous number of subreddits sharing moderator duties with other mods who also run a ridiculous number of subreddits.

Coming Soon: Social Justice Nazis from Planet X!

www.reddit.com/r/BestOfOutrage…

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I'm quite familiar with Brown Shirt mentality, having been subjected to it on climate change:

Mixing Green With Red Makes Brown (Shirts)


In light of the recent environmental controversy over splattergate, where the green propaganda ad in the United Kingdom explosively became gory red in the classroom, it is time to be reminded that the Nazis started out green but became bloody red. This political reality came much to the dismay of many German conservationists as they slowly found out the real intent of Adolf Hitler.*


Naïve German greens had no idea that many of the Führer's savage premeditations about continental hegemony were conjured up at his mountain retreat in the wild Bavarian Alps. The greens just assumed that he was enjoying the alpine serenity of the region away from the hubbub of Berlin. Neither did they apprehend that the sweeping Nazi environmental laws of 1933-35 were an implicit anti-Semitic precursor for the racially charged Nuremberg laws. Together, these laws specifically targeted Jewish internationalism, whether coming from the capitalist West or the communist East, as being unnatural and alien, i.e., not indigenous to Germany.


One of the most embarrassing environmental facts of the 1930s was that between 60% and 70% of the German greens were Nazi Party members, compared to only 10% of the population at large. In fact, German greens outperformed even medical doctors and teachers, with Nazi foresters and veterinarians leading the charge. Somehow, the so-called independent German wandervogels (German word for "wandering free spirits") found themselves at the footstool of Der Führer. Their wandervogel attitudes about civilization and the wild forestlands found a political niche in the isolationist biology of the Nazi Party. Furthermore, their strong beliefs in holism found a political voice in the totalitarian Social Darwinism of the Nazis, which was largely rooted in Ernst's Haeckel's ecology of the 1800s.


In those days, racism was good, "scientific" biology. Racism (disguised as eugenics) was the rage of the late 1800s and early 1900s. It required the cataclysm of World War II to bring about an international repentance on the subject. In Germany, ethnicity and nature, racism and environmentalism, often went hand in hand. By the time of the Nazi period, this collaboration had hardened into a political-biological ecology known as "blood and soil."


Though the German greens predated the Nazis by well over a hundred years, with the advent of the Nazi Party, their previous Romanticism was transformed into something far more sinister because of its ties to a strong totalitarian state, where, for the first time, they became political players at the federal level. While environmental historians are quick to point out that the Four Year Plan's great battle for production later compromised the new conservation laws, the fact of the matter is that the idea of a political totalitarian environmentalism was born in the Third Reich. Indeed, the 1935 Reich Nature Protection Act trumpeted the slogan, "it shall be the whole landscape."  


Green historians may debate on how effective this totalitarian conservation law was, but nonetheless, here is seen the birth of environmental impact statements and the like. In Nazi Germany, private property could even be seized without compensation for the sake of environmental concerns. As such, what was unique about Nazi environmentalism was not in its setting aside of nature reserves à la Teddy Roosevelt, but in its willingness to regulate already developed properties for the sake of the environment. This was a line that Teddy Roosevelt and Gifford Pinchot did not cross. The green Nazis did.



Read more: www.americanthinker.com/2010/1…

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And that's it for this morning. Getting out for a 5-mile walk; need to clear the mind for writing later today.

  • Mood: Tired

Those of you who are familiar with the group ControversyInc, do you think (and please do comment!): 

67%
8 deviants said Things are spiralling the wrong way down a really Huge toilet?
25%
3 deviants said Things are going well since Level0Hero left the leadership?
8%
1 deviant said Things have stayed the same?

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:)  Anyways did you hear about all the SJWs attacking again.  Now they're attacking football and comic books.  I stopped reading comic books a long time ago, but I wouldn't pick up anymore new versions of marvel or DC.  They made them crappy.
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