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  the commentczar's in town

Deleted Comments: This One’s About Vaccines And Vaginas!

Vacation plan: Clean apartment, finish reading that Twain biography. Vacation reality: Booze & MLP fanfic
Oh, Wonkers, we have some beautiful deletia for you this week! Looks to us like some people have really been working overtime in the Derp Mines to bring us this fine assortment of stupidity. For starters, we have this thought-provoking bit of turnabout from “John Smith” (Real name: “Bob Johnson”), who understands that Bobby Jindal just wants to protect Liberty from the homos. Just think about this — would you libs really be so hot on forcing Christians to provide services to gay people if it also meant that gay people would have to serve people with whom they have traditionally been at Culture War? Read more on Deleted Comments: This One’s About Vaccines And Vaginas!…
  Is ISIS Attacking Our Weather? We're Just Asking!

Climate Scientists Do Normal Science Thing, Proving Global Warming A Total Hoax

Among climate deniers, these are usually in a twist.
Well, here’s a hell of a surprise. Fox News has presented a misleading story bout climate science! Yes, you may want to sit down before reading any further! Media Matters does the heavy lifting on this one, tracing how one seriously misleading op-ed column by Christopher Booker in the right-leaning London Telegraph on Jan. 7 has spread throughout the Right-o-sphere. And Booker makes it sound like one hell of a scandal all right: Climate scientists have been systematically adjusting temperature readings from weather stations all over the world! Booker called it a “wholesale manipulation of the official temperature record” and “one of the greatest scientific scandals of all time.” And by golly, he sure did prove that a blogger looked at many temperature readings and found the original records were indeed adjusted in later publications, which is all the proof you need to know that the scientists are just making things up to scare people. In particular, daily temperature readings from stations in Paraguay had been adjusted to show higher temperatures than the original readings. Fraud! Fraud! Read more on Climate Scientists Do Normal Science Thing, Proving Global Warming A Total Hoax…
  They're Doing Science And We're Still Alive

Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio Now In Charge Of Murdering Science In The Senate

We'd watch this, actually
It’s a great day to not believe in science, America! Sen. John Thune, chair of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, has picked the perfect heads for two science subcommittees: Ted Cruz, who doesn’t like NASA doing science related to global warming, will head the Subcommittee on Space, Science and Competitiveness. And Marco Rubio, another climate denier and one of the first adopters of the “I’m not a scientist” meme, will chair the Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and Coast Guard, which of course has oversight of NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Gentlemen, start your fox and henhouse clichés! Read more on Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio Now In Charge Of Murdering Science In The Senate…
  don't ever slow that mustang down

Science Nice Time: Navy Honors Sally Ride With A Research Vessel. Sadly, It Is Not A Spaceship

A bigger boat
Here’s some nifty sciencey Nice Time for you people on a Monday when the world is looking a tad bleakish: The U.S. Navy has honored America’s first woman in space, christening its newest research ship after the late astronaut Sally Ride. Read more on Science Nice Time: Navy Honors Sally Ride With A Research Vessel. Sadly, It Is Not A Spaceship…
  creature features

Kiss Your Precious ‘Experiments’ And ‘Research’ Goodbye, Eggheads: A Government Shutdown Edition Of Your Sci-Blog

Hi, Wonkeratti. It’s time once again for another infuriating Wonkette Sci-Blog. Sharpen your pitchforks, grab a torch and come on in. The very first Wonkette hotline tip I got on Monday was a forwarded link.  Just from reading the text in the link (Cassini found plastics! It has to be Titan, right? Cool!), it looked really interesting: http://www.nasa.gov/press/2013/september/nasas-cassini-spacecraft-finds-ingredient-of-household-plastic-in-space/#.Ukodzq68uRk What I saw when I clicked on it was what you’re looking at right now: a redirect from the NASA site to the Federal Government of the United States of America’s “Sorry, We’re Closed” sign. “Oh, dammit — well, here we go again” I thought. Read more on Kiss Your Precious ‘Experiments’ And ‘Research’ Goodbye, Eggheads: A Government Shutdown Edition Of Your Sci-Blog…
  science has a liberal bias

Fox News Does Its Part In War On Science, Demands ‘Recount’ Of Weather Temperatures

Oh good, Fox News, critical thinkers that they are, are DETERMINED to bring you the truth about so-called “climate change,” which may or may not be real given that “some people” continue to point out that it is just a “theory.” As we all know, if “some people” believe something, it is worthy of including in a news story, for “balance”: Back in 2010, a memo leaked from Fox News in which its managing editor informed his staff that they couldn’t even report on basic temperature measurements without noting they were subject to controversy in some quarters, even if those quarters are out past the fringes of the scientific community. Yes, you read that right, TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENTS — not “broader conclusions surrounding temperature” but the temperature itself — is subject to controversy. Poor Fox, they do not understand how math or science works, which is probably OK in some ways since their audience is similarly inclined. Anyway, was it hot this past year or what? No. No it wasn’t. And if it was, who are you going to believe: Fox, or your lying eyes? Read more on Fox News Does Its Part In War On Science, Demands ‘Recount’ Of Weather Temperatures…
  god is in his heaven

How Many Stupid, Stupid Lawmakers Do We Have in Congress, Imperiling Very Existence of Life on Earth?

Exactly how many stupid, stupid people do we have in Congress these days, toiling away in the world’s most deliberative lawmaking body, making decisions that will probably imperil the very survival of the human race? And of these stupid, stupid people, how many are willing to talk to reporters and make good and sure that there is a RECORD of their stupidity for posterity? Turns out, quite a few! Read more on How Many Stupid, Stupid Lawmakers Do We Have in Congress, Imperiling Very Existence of Life on Earth?…
  hot as the dickens

Fat Cat Gov’t Scientists Suggest It’s Really Hot Outside All The Time

Washington, DC is back down to 85 degrees again today — after two weeks of terrifyingly scorching volcano hell heat worse than anything that even the space between Chris Christie’s thighs have ever encountered, of course. But still: It’s 85 now. Al Gore is back to being fat and gay again, by all reasonable estimates. And yet here come the libtard science trolls to ruin everyone’s fun, again: “Scorching temperatures in June’s second half helped the continental United States break its record for the hottest first six months in a calendar year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said on Monday.” Read more on Fat Cat Gov’t Scientists Suggest It’s Really Hot Outside All The Time…
  poseidon's laughing at us

House Republicans Were Just Trying To Cut Tsunami Monitoring, of Course

As tsunami waves from the Japan earthquake begin to hit Hawaii and are on their way to our West Coast, the federal government has been closely monitoring the situation at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center and is issuing advisories to those affected as necessary. Luckily, they aren’t anticipating major damage. The United States is able to monitor the globe and quickly spring into action to save lives when necessary because its taxpayers fund it. But if Republicans in Congress had their way with proposed budget cuts that just failed in the Senate, tsunami and other disaster monitoring operations would have been reduced significantly. Good thing God got this awful disaster in when he did! Read more on House Republicans Were Just Trying To Cut Tsunami Monitoring, of Course…
  it's morning in america

Oil Explosion To Destroy Earth Before Global Warming Has A Chance

So you’ve probably been thinking throughout this whole gulf-destroying oil spill business: Isn’t there, like, some kind of meddling bureaucratic government agency that’s supposed to make whiny liberal complaints about potential environmental apocalypse when someone asks to set up an offshore drilling rig? Turns out that, whoops, there is, and they have been, but the Minerals Management Service has just been stone cold handing out permits anyway! Read more on Oil Explosion To Destroy Earth Before Global Warming Has A Chance… Read more on Oil Explosion To Destroy Earth Before Global Warming Has A Chance…
 

Federal Government Announces End of the World In 2012

As we learned from The X-Files, space monsters will return on December 21 of the year 2012 and eat us all. Today, the U.S. government’s Space Environment Center announced that it’s all true. Might as well start smoking and having unprotected sex again! And cocaine’s still pretty good stuff, right? Compare and contrast the feds’ chilling announcement with a bunch of scary crap from Bible Code paperbacks, Doctor Who, computer games and websites abandoned in the late ’90s, after the jump. Read more on Federal Government Announces End of the World In 2012…