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Cassini’s Grand Tour Of Saturn

National Geographic presents a great review of Cassini’s tour of Saturn ,

the rings and the many moons.

Click on the link below

Its fun as well as scientifically spectacular.




Global Temperature Anomaly Rose, In August, to +0.41C

It seems that the global temperature as  measured by the UAH satellite is not going down at the rate most expected.  The ENSO meter shows a cooling temperature, finally.  But I doubt that anyone is going to call it an La Nina.         The August global temperature anomaly is +41C.


16 08        +0.43   +0.54    +0.32    +0.49
16 09        +0.45   +0.51    +0.39     +0.37
16 10         +0.42  +0.43    +0.42     +0.47
16 11         +0.46  +0.43     +0.49     +0.38
16 12        +0.26  +0.26      +0.27     +0.24
17 01        +0.32  +0.31      +0.34     +0.10
17 02        +0.38  +0.57     +0.19      +0.07
17 03       +0.22  +0.36     +0.09     +0.05
17 04       +0.27  +0.28      +0.26      +0.21
17 05      +0.44  +0.39       +0.49     +0.41
17 06      +0.21  +0.33       +0.10     +0.39
17 07      +0.29  +0.30      +0.27      +0.51
17 08      +0.41  +0.40      +0.41      +0.46

(Chart and table are from Dr Roy Spencer’s posting

Reviewing the table above , August 2017 is nearly a match with Aug 201. August last year was recorded at the time the EL Nino temperatures were on the rise.


Resubmitting “Why Are We Told The Globe Is Heating Up If The US Is Not?”

I received a comment from BillD  that the Charts on the posting noted above were to blurry to read..  So, my bad.   Here are better charts to replace the three chart from the original blog. ccbdakota

Global Weather Disasters Are Down Despite The Increase In Atmospheric CO2

The world is presently in an era of unusually low weather disasters. This holds for the weather phenomena that have historically caused the most damage: tropical cyclones, floods, tornadoes and drought. Given how weather events have become politicized in debates over climate change, some find this hard to believe. Fortunately, government and IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) analyses allow such claims to be adjudicated based on science, and not politics.”      

The above is a statement by Roger Pielke, jr.  It is important to note that he cites the IPCC’s  bible of catastrophic man-made global warming. Their bible says there is no proven connection between severe weather events and global warming.  Pielke, jr. is not a skeptic—he is a warmer.

Pielke, Jr. points out the gap between facts and what the alarmists tell the public.

As a skeptic, I am continually frustrated by how successful the alarmist and their cohort, the media, have been in selling the public with bombast.  The media, because they know crisis sells newspapers or because they are, by and large pro big government, have done wonders squelching the actual data.

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The Water’s So Hard . . .

Source: The Water’s So Hard . . .

The Water’s So Hard . . .

I liked this one. Think maybe some of you will as well.

Cat Rotator's Quarterly

How hard is it?

You get bruises taking a shower.

It’s the minerals that hurt when you belly flop into the pool.*

Such mild exaggerations are part and parcel of English language humor, especially what I think of as rural humor.

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Near Miss By Asteroid On 19 April 2017

Reposting a Dr Roy Spencer’s  posting about  a large Asteriod that will pass close to the Earth on April 19  2017.

Half-mile Wide Asteroid Close Approach on Wednesday

April 18th, 2017

An asteroid capable of destroying Washington D.C. and New York City at the same time will be making its closest approach to Earth on April 19.

At a half-mile wide, it will have over 30,000 times as much mass as the 2013 meteor which exploded over Russia in 2013.

The current asteroid, called “2014 JO25“, is traveling at the unimaginably fast speed of 75,000 mph. It has been estimated that an asteroid of this size is capable of wiping out an area the size of New England, and causing global cooling from the dust that would be lofted into the stratosphere. “2014 JO25” will be the closest appoach asteroid of this size in the last 13 years.

Good News, Bad News

The good news is that even at closest approach, the asteroid — about the size of the Rock of Gibraltar — will safely pass by about 4.6 times as far away from Earth as the moon.

The bad news is that this asteroid was only discovered in 2014, and even if it was on a collision course with Earth, there probably would not have been enough time to mount a mission to hit it with a nuclear-weapon tipped rocket. This is why NASA has been surveying the skies, discovering new asteroids on a routine basis. While most of these are small, the relatively recent discovery of Wednesday’s asteroid suggests we will not have much time to respond if we discover one on a collision course with Earth. I suspect we will eventually have a rocket designed and ready for an intercept, just in case.