Article by Marc Aupiais
-World Tainted Green: Environmental Service of Scripturelink.net-
On Sunday I was in Entabeni conservation wildlife reserve, at Legend golf and safari resort lodge. The temperature was such to create heat stroke, and as I was in the car for two hours, I needed a way to stay cool. It is a myth that you get heat stroke just by being in a vehicle. I put my survival knowledge to use.
Earlier, on my arrival. Air-conditioning off, I was cooler in the car than outside air was. Once, again it got me thinking.
What I did was insulation. I put up that reflective tinfoil on the wind shield, and covered the windows with a cotton jersey, and my wind breaker from Pringle. I then opened all the windows, and created the right amount of space to create a through breeze.
Early man would spend his days in caves. They provide insulation against hot and against cold. Houses used to be built to insulate against weather, at certain angles, in certain ways.
This morning when I woke up I put blankets over my curtains, pulled blinds too. One blanket I attached to the window on the top of one side and closed it, the other was over.
Already, with only my fan on, and even with my window open, and light on: my room is cooler than the rest of the house. The wall of insulation against the outside is doing what my fan alone could not.
Mine is the only bedroom in the house without air conditioning. A simple survival trick I knew to use to spend two hours in desert like temperatures in the Waterberg, has now lead to an experiment.
Blankets keep heat in and out. A few layers of insulation and my 1970's or '80's fan is able to keep me as cool as in winter or spring.
Especially up on the hill where I live.
Perhaps I will have to wait for a sunny day for the full test. It is raining and nearby Johannesburg is on 15 degrees according to the weather on my phone. It is set to reach 25 degrees today. Where I am it is 5 degrees hotter than on road level it should be interesting to test.
If the insulation by curtains isn't enough (my house has brick walls 4 layers about thick), then I will move to put soil in bags above my room in the ceiling, if fire safe or some other method. Either way, what worked in Mpumalanga, ought work here!
Monday, November 21, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Article by Marc Aupiais
Forbes reports (And please note, additional research by our service shows they chose to publish it under their online blogs section)
New NASA Data Blow Gaping Hole In Global Warming Alarmism 27 / 28 July 2011
The study, by the University of Alabama, based on Satellite Data claims that "Global Warming" caused by carbon trapping heat in the atmosphere is so minimal as to be negligible. The research, if noted by Carbon model proponents is sure to be hotly disputed.
As I reported recently, the Daily Mail, reported on a press release by the University of East Anglia, saying that most of the temperature DATA used to correlate with carbon levels in the polar ice, on which global warming claims are based, was destroyed by scientists in the 1980s, British media also reported on great inaccuracies in climate change claims involving the Himalayas, and other regions. The Daily Mail, and other media also recently reported that Earth is set to enter a mini-ice age, due to a temporary lack of Sun Spots (a phenomena discovered by Galileo centuries ago, which then lead to a 2 degrees centigrade reduction in temperatures). Media claiming climate science was in peril include: Daily Mail, the Times and Sunday Times, and the Telegraph in Britain, the first and last still claiming global warming as real.
c.f. January 24, 2010
UN wrongly linked global warming to natural disasters
November 29, 2009
Climate change data dumped
Jonathan Leake, Environment Editor
"SCIENTISTS at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have admitted throwing away much of the raw temperature data on which their predictions of global warming are based."
Eminent geophysicist rejects global warming theory, says world on verge of ‘mini ice age’
BY MATTHEW CULLINAN HOFFMAN
Fri Feb 18, 2011 22:48 EST
Blow to ‘global warming’ - Study: many Himalayan glaciers are growing or stable
BY MATTHEW CULLINAN HOFFMAN
Mon Feb 07, 2011 19:48 EST
Climate change not linked to African wars
Published online 6 September 2010 | Nature | doi:10.1038/news.2010.451
Climate change scandal deepens as BBC expert claims he was sent leaked emails six weeks ago
By CAROL DRIVER
Last updated at 11:36 AM on 26th November 2009
John Beddington: chief scientist says climate change sceptics 'should not be dismissed'
The Telegraph; Andrew Hough7:30AM GMT 27 Jan 2010
Ian McEwan says Americans are 'profoundly bored' by climate change
The Telegraph; By Anita Singh, Showbusiness Editor8:00AM BST 17 Jul 2010http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechange/7895747/Ian-McEwan-says-Americans-are-profoundly-bored-by-climate-change.html
The most recent discovery, that the computer models were wrong, would not surprise the columnists of these papers, which have for years cited the completely inaccurate short and medium term climate forecasts of the British weather servide, since climate change variables were introduced.
The alternate view of climate change is that it is constant and consistent, and more recently caused by soil changes, urbanization and astronomical phenomena such as sun spots etc.
University of Alabama, USA has released the following statement to the Press, July 26th 2011, according to a source cited by the Yahoo News article (Forbes hosted on Yahoo)
"Climate models get energy balance wrong, make too hot forecasts of global warming
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (July 26, 2011) — Data from NASA’s Terra satellite shows that when the climate warms, Earth’s atmosphere is apparently more efficient at releasing energy to space than models used to forecast climate change have been programmed to “believe.”
The result is climate forecasts that are warming substantially faster than the atmosphere, says Dr. Roy Spencer, a principal research scientist in the Earth System Science Center at The University of Alabama in Huntsville.
The previously unexplained differences between model-based forecasts of rapid global warming and meteorological data showing a slower rate of warming have been the source of often contentious debate and controversy for more than two decades.
In research published this week in the journal “Remote Sensing” http://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/3/8/1603/pdf, Spencer and UA Huntsville’s Dr. Danny Braswell compared what a half dozen climate models say the atmosphere should do to satellite data showing what the atmosphere actually did during the 18 months before and after warming events between 2000 and 2011.
“The satellite observations suggest there is much more energy lost to space during and after warming than the climate models show,” Spencer said. “There is a huge discrepancy between the data and the forecasts that is especially big over the oceans.”
Not only does the atmosphere release more energy than previously thought, it starts releasing it earlier in a warming cycle. The models forecast that the climate should continue to absorb solar energy until a warming event peaks. Instead, the satellite data shows the climate system starting to shed energy more than three months before the typical warming event reaches its peak.
“At the peak, satellites show energy being lost while climate models show energy still being gained,” Spencer said.
This is the first time scientists have looked at radiative balances during the months before and after these transient temperature peaks.
Applied to long-term climate change, the research might indicate that the climate is less sensitive to warming due to increased carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere than climate modelers have theorized. A major underpinning of global warming theory is that the slight warming caused by enhanced greenhouse gases should change cloud cover in ways that cause additional warming, which would be a positive feedback cycle.
Instead, the natural ebb and flow of clouds, solar radiation, heat rising from the oceans and a myriad of other factors added to the different time lags in which they impact the atmosphere might make it impossible to isolate or accurately identify which piece of Earth’s changing climate is feedback from manmade greenhouse gases.
“There are simply too many variables to reliably gauge the right number for that,” Spencer said. “The main finding from this research is that there is no solution to the problem of measuring atmospheric feedback, due mostly to our inability to distinguish between radiative forcing and radiative feedback in our observations.”
For this experiment, the UA Huntsville team used surface temperature data gathered by the Hadley Climate Research Unit in Great Britain. The radiant energy data was collected by the Clouds and Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES) instruments aboard NASA’s Terra satellite.
The six climate models were chosen from those used by the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The UA Huntsville team used the three models programmed using the greatest sensitivity to radiative forcing and the three that programmed in the least sensitivity."
July 26 University of Alabama
Posted by Marc Evan Aupiais at 9:22 AM
Thursday, June 9, 2011
The New Old Environmentalism: A Sea-Change in Western Conservatives towards old style Conservationism
(World Tainted Green)
I was amazed to see the article, in a pro-life, conservative, Canadian publication. It didn't front global warming, which given that that conveyor belt of the sea will be replaced by a Southern African heat source if it collapses, really is the correct term again. It just promoted sustainable development, Something we as South Africans always do: traditional environmentalism, which like traditional liberalism (I am a liberal), is only a good thing.
"In fact, this is this sort of common sense revelation that my young pro-life friends seem to be increasingly having. Things like: that the West is producing and consuming non-essential goods at such a breakneck speed that it will inevitably run straight off an environmental and economic cliff if it doesn’t stop, soon; that it is neither healthy nor humane to eat eggs or meat that come from animals that are packed by the thousands into windowless, airless food factories and fed genetically modified grains; that it is a lot more fun and educational to grow your own food, etc.
"What we are witnessing is a new, and, I believe, commendable backlash against two different excesses: that of a radical form of capitalism that views incessant wealth creation as the primary purpose of human life, and that of a radical environmentalism that views humans as little more than a pest to be carefully controlled or even eliminated.
"Fundamentally I believe this backlash is fueled by one simple, self-evident, but critical fact: that this is the only earth we have, and its resources are necessarily limited. Eco-extremists view this limitedness as a reason to stop humans from reproducing at all, to “save the planet.” Pro-life environmentalists, on the other hand, view this limitedness as a reason to exercise self-restraint and intelligence in the way we consume resources for the sake of future generations - to “save the humans.”"
(LifeSiteNews: Canadian; Independent but pro-life; Pro-life; Pro-family; pro-Subsidiarity)
Article link: 8th June 2011
If only our American pro-life friends would have the same awakening about Eastern slave labour, and debt based economies: whereby those without ability to get debt cheques go through their government to China. Fact is, social security in the West ought to be replaced by micro-loans. If anything, the aid dumping by Unicef, et al and the way it has wrecked African economies should serve this purpose: to alert America as to what the storm is they are fighting: one of their own making!
Posted by Marc Evan Aupiais at 12:19 AM
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Article by Marc Aupiais
Our service has a reliable report of mistreatment of an animal taken for treatment due to a curable disease to the SPCA (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), who were paid to treat it:
" We took our puppy of 3 months to the spca's vet they took the dog in. U aren't allowed to visit the dogs in the isolation ward. We phoned everyday and then on the wednesday they said the dog isn't doing well. We went thru and she said we not allowed I insisted. The dog was full of his own vomit and diarrhea and he was having difficulty breathing. They don't [care]. We took our other dogs to the vet in florida. They clean the cages every time the dog makes a wee. They wash the dogs daily. They force feed the dogs. the standard of care is better."