Modelling the Virus. Oh dear.

March 30, 2020

Call it “Wuhan”, “Chinese Corona”, or COVID-19 … whatever.

Neil Ferguson, the “scientist” to used his model to advise UK government (in the news) is now admitting the facts about the ‘C’ code he wrote 13+ years ago (he calls it “thousands of lines of undocumented C”). Oh gosh. C is pretty much the worst thing to use for this sort of thing and being undocumented, and probably unvalidated is scary. It’s alright though. Don’t worry. He’s turned the Code over to Microsoft who is re-writing it and will put a “web front-end on it” .

I feel better already.
Twitter thread at https://twitter.com/neil_ferguson/status/1241835454707699713

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Ocean Heating Cause Maybe Not by CO2

March 28, 2020

A very interesting article “Geologic Heat Linked To East Coast Ocean Warming Trend” which shows NOAA data that supports the view that there are other significant sources of heat that warm the oceans besides atmospheric CO2.


Banning Plastic Bags could be lethal

March 18, 2020

See some real data about the affect of banning plastic bags …

Also see my comment yesterday https://rmschneider.wordpress.com/2020/03/17/virtue-signalling-has-many-un-intended-consequences/


Virtue Signalling has Many (Un)-Intended Consequences

March 17, 2020

I don’t normally re-post entire articles, but this from Nolte: Left’s Pet Issues Like Mass Transit, Reusable Bags Prove Deadly During Coronavirus Crisis on Brietbart 17 March 2020.

Told ya. (My bold):

With some experts predicting, at a minimum, anywhere from 480,000 to 1.6 million American deaths from the coronavirus over the next three to 18 months, how smart does urban living, mass transit, open borders, reusable straws, reusable grocery bags, reusable water bottles, gun restrictions, over-regulated housing, using the Centers for Disease Control to fight gun violence, and outsourcing to China look now?

Hey, we don’t know what’s going to happen with the coronavirus. What we do know, though, is that between last Sunday and this Sunday, things went from Zero to Crazy in one week: We shut down our economy, store shelves are empty or emptying, the president’s on television every day, and there’s serious talk of a national quarantine.

We are also learning, at a fairly rapid pace, how a pandemic operates, how a virus spreads, and how vulnerable we are to such things, and just how so many leftist ideas have made us even more vulnerable.

Just for a moment, close your eyes, and picture the establishment media’s and left’s (but I repeat myself) idea of The Virtuous American…

  • Virtuous American wakes up in a small efficiency apartment located in a densely populated high-rise, eco-friendly building where there’s no fresh air because you can’t open the windows. But all that recycled air ensures a perfect 72 degree lifestyle.
  • Virtuous American exits his high-rise building for a half-mile walk through Virtue City, which is teeming with people.
    Along the way, Virtuous American stops at a coffee shop, which is packed with other Virtuous Americans, who are handing reusable, eco-friendly containers to a barista who fills everyone’s order without changing his gloves (to save plastic) or washing his hands (to save water).
  • Virtuous American rides to work in jam-packed subway car.
  • Virtuous American exits the subway and walks to work through a sanctuary city teeming with illegal aliens who have been allowed to sneak in from every foreign country and stay without being screened or tested.
  • Virtuous American goes to work in an urban high-rise building that is hermetically sealed to save energy, which means recycled air instead of fresh air… You can’t open the windows.
  • Throughout the day, Virtuous American sips water from a bacteria-infested reusable bottle (that he might have rinsed out with cold water a few days ago). He refills his environmentally friendly, reusable bottle from a centrally located, environmentally friendly dispenser everyone touches throughout the day.
  • li>For lunch, Virtuous American enters a crowded deli and orders food prepared and served by illegal aliens who have never been screened or tested.

  • On the way back to the office, Virtuous American digs into his man-purse and removes a bacteria-infested reusable straw (he or may not have run a little cold water through a couple of days ago) and pops it into his iced coffee while gingerly walking through a poopy homeless encampment because Virtue City’s building regulations protect Gaia.
  • After work, Virtuous American stops at the grocery store and fills his environmentally friendly bacteria-infested reusable cloth grocery bags (that he might have washed two weeks ago) with fresh fruits and vegetables.

Then the pandemic hits… And thanks to a dense population, crowded mass transit, recycled air, poopy streets, bacteria-infested (but environmentally friendly) cups, straws, bottles, and bags, it spreads like wildfire though Virtue City.

Will Virtuous American be laughing at McMansion American while looking for a place in that tiny (but environmentally friendly) apartment to store enough food and water for four weeks?

Will Virtuous American be laughing at Gun-Nut American when tensions increase due to empty store shelves and the only thing between Virtuous American and I’m Taking All Your Shit American is a door made from 100% recycled paper products?

Will Virtuous American be laughing at Hick American who lives anywhere from 50 feet to 50 acres from any potential Possibly Infected American?

Read more here.


Unintended Consequences

March 13, 2020

I always (when given the opportunity) to recommend to those (including me) who are contemplating doing something, to think of as many unintended consequences as possible”.

This one would not have occurred to me.

Watch: Coronavirus Prompts ‘Rival Gangs’ of Monkeys to Fight for Limited Tourist Food in Thailand.


Africa’s locust plague is man-made

March 6, 2020

Walter E Williams writes eloquently on how the recent locust plague in Africa and in some regions east is a man-made disaster. He also explains why, based on summarising recent publications by Paul Driessen.

See Africa’s locust plague is man-made.

Africa’s locust plague is man-made. Economic development organizations and activist nongovernmental organizations have foisted “agroecology” on the poorest nations – an organic-style agriculture. They promote the virtues of peasant farming.

Williams also points out that the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Gueterres blames “climate change” (whatever that is) on the plague. Some call the plague “biblical” which gives the impression of something from the far past in history. Surely in the far past from “climate change” caused by mankind’s dump of carbon di-oxide into the atmosphere.


A Little Bit of Real Science about Sea Levels

March 3, 2020

Hat-tip to GWPF, see Industrialization or not, sea level rise was a constant phenomenon, finds new study from academics at the University of York which per GWPF

found evidence for a period of enhanced pre-industrial sea-level rise of about 2-3 millimetres per year in three locations — Nova Scotia, Maine and Connecticut, which were largely natural, without any human constructions or man-made factors.