A little known ancient historical building that marks the winter solstice Duminică, dec. 27 2015 

Solstitiul de iarna si importanta lui …

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This year the solstice occurs on Tuesday December 22nd at 04:49 GMT, about 15 hours from the time of this posting. This thought provoking article highlights what the ancient people in what we now call Ireland knew 3200 years ago.

One Moment in Time: The Solstice Seen from Newgrange

Newgrange.jpgDeep inside the world’s oldest known building, every year, for only as much as 17 minutes, the sun – at the exact moment of the winter solstice – shines directly down a long corridor of stone and illuminates the inner chamber at Newgrange.

Newgrange was built 1,000 years before Stonehenge and also predates the pyramids by more than 500 years.

Lost and forgotten along with the civilization that built it, the site was been rediscovered in 1699. Excavation began in the late 1800s and continued in fits and starts, until it was undertaken in earnest in 1962. It was completed…

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Green Fundamentalists Attack Celebrity Climate Hypocrisy Sâmbătă, dec. 26 2015 

Ipocrizia luptatorilor pentru reducerea emisiilor ce CO2.
Madona (am auzit de ea), Bono (habar nu am cine este), Obama, (asta il stiu)…

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Green Pass Is the celebrity green pass about to be revoked?

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Back in April this year, WUWT reported on an unusual green attack on blatant celebrity eco-hypocrisy. Now this new green terror has gone mainstream, with rising groundswell of criticism, of celebrities whose vocal support for green causes is contradicted by their openly high carbon lifestyles.

According to the Daily Mail;

Green campaigner Madonna uses her private jet for 120 mile journey from Birmingham to London

Driving would have taken almost three hours but a private jet took just over one.

So it was a no-brainer for Madonna, who chartered her own airline for a trip home from a Birmingham concert to London last Wednesday, according to new reports in The Sun newspaper.

The decision enraged environmental activists, as well as her loyal followers who accused the 57-year-old Unapologetic singer of being a ‘hypocrite’ for increasing her…

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The Holocene Thermal Optimum Sâmbătă, dec. 26 2015 

Asta a props de recenta adunare din Franta a alarmistilor incalzirii globale generate de om!
Politica sa traiasca!

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Guest essay by Andy May


The Holocene Thermal Maximum, also called the Holocene Thermal Optimum, occurred at different times in different parts of the world but generally between 10,000 BP and 4,000 BP.  I use BP to indicate years before 2000.   The world ocean was probably 0.7°C warmer than today 8,000 BP. This is remarkable because the ocean heat capacity is 1000 times larger than the atmosphere’s according to the IPCC and NOAA.  Simple high school physics is all that is required to verify this, the calculation is described here.  What this means is that if you heated the atmosphere to 1000°C and transferred all of that heat to the ocean, the ocean would only warm 1°C once the heat was well mixed. We can draw two conclusions from these facts. First, the world was much warmer 8,000 BP than today and the total heat stored in the…

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The robust Pause resists a robust el Niño Still no global warming at all for 18 years 9 months Duminică, dec. 6 2015 

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By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley

The Christmas pantomime here in Paris is well int0 its two-week run. The Druids who had hoped that their gibbering incantations might begin to shorten the Pause during the United Necromancers’ pre-solstice prayer-group have been disappointed. Gaia has not heeded them. She continues to show no sign of the “fever” long promised by the Prophet Gore. The robust Pause continues to resist the gathering el Niño. It remains at last month’s record-setting 18 years 9 months (Fig. 1).


Figure 1. The least-squares linear-regression trend on the RSS satellite monthly global mean surface temperature anomaly dataset continues to show no global warming for 18 years 9 months since March 1997, though one-third of all anthropogenic forcings have occurred during the period of the Pause.

The modelers ought to be surprised by the persistence of the Pause. NOAA, with rare honesty, said in its 2008 State of the…

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