Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

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The deep ocean is not where global warming has gone

The uncertainty of science: A new NASA study finds that the deep oceans have not warmed since 2005, striking dead one of the favorite theories of global warming advocates to explain the 18 year stall in global warming.

In the 21st century, greenhouse gases have continued to accumulate in the atmosphere, just as they did in the 20th century, but global average surface air temperatures have stopped rising in tandem with the gases. The temperature of the top half of the world’s oceans — above the 1.24-mile mark — is still climbing, but not fast enough to account for the stalled air temperatures.

Many processes on land, air and sea have been invoked to explain what is happening to the “missing” heat. One of the most prominent ideas is that the bottom half of the ocean is taking up the slack, but supporting evidence is slim. This latest study is the first to test the idea using satellite observations, as well as direct temperature measurements of the upper ocean. Scientists have been taking the temperature of the top half of the ocean directly since 2005, using a network of 3,000 floating temperature probes called the Argo array.

“The deep parts of the ocean are harder to measure,” said JPL’s William Llovel, lead author of the study published Sunday in the journal Nature Climate Change. “The combination of satellite and direct temperature data gives us a glimpse of how much sea level rise is due to deep warming. The answer is — not much.”

The bottom line: no one really knows what is going on, climate scientists still do not have a good handle on how the climate works, the science is not “settled”, and anyone who says it is is a liar.



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  • t-dub

    Agreed but the new spin is ocean PH. Apparently since the heat idea didn’t pan out they are now saying that ocean acidification, caused by man made C02 emissions, is going to cause all the sea life to die. When will this bull crap ever end?

  • wodun

    Of course the study didn’t find that the deep ocean is heating up, everyone knows its the deep deep ocean that is absorbing all of the heat.

  • Max

    Michael Chrighton once wrote a book on how a Country can only maintain its influence and control over people by causing a constant “state of fear”.
    When the Soviet Union fell, the void was filled with happiness and prosperity. Global warming and climate change was meant to put us back under their Control with worry and fear. It won’t work until it affects us directly with perhaps managed blackouts due to the 30% drop in energy Production that Obama has mandated. (Except for those who pay their carbon tax)

    CO2 in the ocean feeds the plankton and other single celled lifeforms at the base of the life cycle. It will turn our blue oceans green as plants feeds off the life rich fertilizer, creating oxygen as it nurtures the entire ocean ecosystem.
    The CO2 in the air has already greened the planet above the water considerably according to satellite data. CO2 is the basis for all life on this planet. Without it, everything dies.

    To call CO2 emissions pollution is the ultimate In stupid upside down thinking of the agenda driven control freaks that hate all life! … But it has allowed them to mandate and mediate all life In the name of protecting life. No food or energy can be produced without the blessing and waiver of the carbon police.
    acidification of the ocean is impossible, the Tum’s (Calcium carbonate) on the bottom of the ocean is 2000 feet thick on average, that’s a lot of antacid.

  • Max

    Why blame the oceans for sucking up all the heat when outerspace is 300° below zero? Laws of thermodynamics State that heat will travel from the source to any heat sink until both have equalized in temperature. Apparently political correctness is exempt from the laws of nature. You see for every action there is an opposite and equal reaction, cause and effect, if the oceans have warmed up by as little as 1°, The water would have expanded to flow over all coastal areas, maybe even cover the entire state of Florida.

  • Craig Beasley

    I would like to posit the idea that the danger to civilization by the AGCC cult is compounded by what I consider a false “fall” of the USSR. We exchanged a genuine threat (USSR and global communism) for a potemkin threat (AGCC) over a very short space of time. The particular institution of the USSR fell, but the structure and operation planning remained and moved on, while we LITERALLY tilted at windmills.

    It is the geopolitical equivilent of dropping our pants to ties our shoes…

  • Rick Edwards

    Since when have facts meant anything to the Global Warming or Climate Change people, they make something up,it’s disproved, then they move on to another farce.

  • Joe

    Bravo, the climate change (agcc) people are water melons!

  • Cotour

    An interesting recalculation of ocean temperature absorption.

    Until the statistics about yesterdays “Blue wave” (Not) and how the Black, Hispanic / minority and American female populations tended to vote, which is what really interests me and how it will potentially relate to the 2020 presidential election, this example of a mathematics miscalculation in MSM science reporting will do.

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