You have heard of the expanding earth theory - which gives Plate Tectonics a run for its money. Now we have the expanding universe theory - see http://phys.org/print305887548.html. It's all down to heat. It also doesn't require a squib - or Big Bang.
Oh Dear oh dear. That chappie Rog the Not so Short One has been rather naughty - go to http://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2013/12/08/ipcc-ar5-synthesis-report--pre... ... which is basically the bits they did not want you to see. Fabulous. See also www.bishop-hill.net/blog/2013/12/9/ar5-the-synthesis-report.html ... which has lots of nice and polite comments. A real Bishop's feast.
It is worth having another look at the Expanding Earth theory as it has a lot of things going for it in contrast to Plate Tectonics - and Tim Cullen has a roll of posts on the subject. See for example http://malagabay.wordpress.com/2013/05/28/the-inflating-earth/ ... which is a good overview with a lot of following comments and describes to some extent how Tim Cullen was attracted to the idea - which has been around since Sir Francis Bacon in Shakespearian times, 1561-1628.
At http://malagabay.wordpress.com/2013/12/07/cosmic-ray-blues-the-bloody-moon/ ... we have another cracker by Tim Cullen. . A lunar eclipse provides Earth dwellers with a view of an orangey red Moon that provides mainstream consensus science with a chance to show off - and they do as they blame it all on refracted light once again - together with the amount of dust that might have collected in the atmosphere. Malaga Bay outright says this is a fiction - bet you had not thought so. He then takes us on a trip around the magnetosphere of the Earth and the magnetotail in particular.
This refers to a paper by a German-British team of geoscientists that say that the warming of the cold Younger Dryas period happened rapidly but at different times. In Germany's Eifel region it occurred 120 years prior to when it did in southern Norway See http://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/12/04/rapid-climate-changes-in-the-young...
The Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland is said to have found the Higgs boson, formed during collisions between bunches of protons travelling close to the speed of light. However, CERN scientists have also been smashing protons into ions of lead to generate clouds of quarks and gluons - the fundamental particles inside the protons and neutrons of the atomic nucleus. This has found that the emerging quark-gluon plasma is more liquid than expected. See http://phys.org/print305544262.html
Bryn celli Dhu on Anglesey, is a prehistoric mound situated in the middle of a farm field, suitably fenced off from livestock and with a couple of footpaths from the main road allowing visitors an easy route to the monument. What was described in archaeology literature as a carved stone has turned out to be a fossilised tree trunk - with the bark and broken top of the tree clearly visible. Gary Gilligan sent in the link to a you tube video - go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IubRw2ko69U and be prepared to be surprised.
A photo chop - or is it a photo shop. A splice photograph of a Copenhagen beauty spot ...
The link to the tweet is at http://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/12/07/the-bogosity-of-winter-storm-bodil/ ... which explains how the photo was crafted together - and like a horror movie was passed around the doomsaying community. No wonder they are shrill.
The idea of science being settled about anything is a bit of an oxymoron but never mind - that is what we have come to expect where climate change is concerned. William Thompson forwarded a piece from The Boston Globe by Jeff Jacoby (Dec 4th, 2013) which said that back in 2006, at the time Al Gore was doomsaying heavily with his 'An Inconvenient Truth' he started a file with the label 'What Climate Consensus' - and has continued to place various bits and pieces within that file.
Albedo is derived from Latin = whiteness - in this instance it is reflected sunlight. From albus = white is the diffuse reflectivity or reflecting power of a surface (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albedo). Tim Cullen at http://malagabay.wordpress.com/2013/12/05/cosmic-ray-blues-lunar-luminos... ... takes a look at different sources in order to get a handle on Albdedo - referenced in climate studies, the reflective nature of white snow (on the surface, particularly at the Poles).