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I've been puzzled for a long time about Julius Caesar and his alleged ignorance on tides. He had conquered all of Gaul including the Atlantic coast. He must have been aware of the tide along the Brittany coast, or someone in his navy must have been. The world's first tidal power plant was in Rance Brittany with an 8 metre tidal range. A couple of years ago there was a 117/120 tidal coefficient high tide in the Mont St Michael area. He more than likely took a couple of the Gauls he hadn't killed with him to talk with any Britons he captured.
Caesar landed on a beach in Kent, not up the Severn Estuary or in the Solent, he must have known how far up the beach the tide would get from the debris line, so what tidal effect caught him out?
Even the first Phoenician to arrive in Cornwall must have had an overnight stop or two on the Spanish Atlantic coast at least, and would be aware of tides and their potential disruptive effects..

Feb 24, 2018 at 11:41 AM | Unregistered CommenterUibhist a Tuath

"Shell oil is to move into domestic gas market, plus solar wind"
when do they send up the space rockets?

Feb 24, 2018 at 11:08 AM | Unregistered CommenterSupertroll

Here are two excellent articles by Dr. Roy Spencer.

Feb 24, 2018 at 10:45 AM | Unregistered CommenterRoss Lea

Shell oil is to move into domestic gas market, plus solar wind
..well it just bought BG group , so some of its staff might have experience

Feb 24, 2018 at 10:29 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

GreeBlob body count
Their thinking is that by going their way no harm can be done
Last night's TV had the second anniversary of the Didcot deaths
- Those 4 demolition guys wouldn't have died if Greens hadn't force the plant to close.
- The Grenfell people wouldn't have died , had it not been for Green rules.
- Probably there are extra deaths , cos many people drive long distance , instead of flying

Feb 24, 2018 at 10:28 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Agree with @Pcar "the land-fill tax acts as a hidden subsidy to recycling industry."

Laws which privilege GreenBlob & hinder its competition are a form of subsidy

Feb 24, 2018 at 10:26 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Well at last somebody has found the guts to say it.... and about time.
Sharia law should never become part of the British legal system, the Archbishop of Canterbury said yesterday.

Justin Welby said the Islamic rules are incompatible with Britain’s laws, which have developed over 500 years on the principles of a different culture. You can say that again Bish!

Feb 24, 2018 at 9:44 AM | Unregistered CommenterKleinefeldmaus

Entropic Man

Thank you for yours at 9pm yesterday.

Truth and facts, it would seem, are in the eye of the beholder. The graphs are reproduced on a scale that perhaps, by adopting an interpretation that is sympathetic to your beliefs, enables you to claim what you do, but that still contradicts the words.

The article on Marsicek et al. says:

"They found that throughout most of the Holocene period (the last ~11,000 years), the Earth was warming very slightly. Only in the last ~2000 years has the Earth been in a cooling period (which probably would have continued except that human emissions of greenhouse gases have now reversed the cooling)."

The article on Marriott et al. says:

"This means that, in the last 100 years, the Earth’s temperature has reversed a long-term cooling trend that began around 5000 years ago to become near the warmest temperatures during the last 11,000 years."

Square that circle however you want. I know what I read, however much you squint at the graphs! And the logical inference from what I read is that for a period of 3,000 years in the relatively recent past, one set of proxies has it warming and another set of proxies has it cooling.

Feb 24, 2018 at 9:34 AM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

ignore all those fields' warnings about where the results are or are not applicable, combine them in new and special ways, and call the results "models".

Feb 24, 2018 at 2:58 AM | Robert Swan

Climate Science has revolutionised science, history, geography etc. Unfortunately, it is not always based on sound scientific first principles, and Climate Scientists are incapable of spotting and correcting their own mistakes.

Feb 24, 2018 at 9:22 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Golf Charlie:

I think that defining "zero elevation", is what has led to some confusion!

To be sure. Whether through hubris or ignorance, climate scientists seem willing to pick and choose results from well researched fields (broad, like physics and statistics, or narrow, like geodesy and dendrochronology), ignore all those fields' warnings about where the results are or are not applicable, combine them in new and special ways, and call the results "models".

I do believe the maxim about "Can't make a silk purse from a sow's ear", but it seems the climatologists have proved it is possible to go the other way.

Feb 24, 2018 at 2:58 AM | Unregistered CommenterRobert Swan

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