Sea Level Rise: Just The Facts

Global sea level change is not really measurable to these levels. Land subsidence, volcanic land creation, tectonic changes largely account for any discrepancies or at least make any ‘proof’ highly doubtful


By Paul Homewood


Reposted from Ron Clutz:

The three most mentioned evils of rising CO2 are Rising Temperatures, Declining Sea Ice and Rising Sea Levels. Plateaus presently appearing in the first two have been discussed a lot here and elsewhere. This post gives what you need to know about Sea Level alarms.

Sea level rise (according to NASA)

Global sea level rose about 17 centimeters (6.7 inches) in the last century. The rate in the last decade, however, is nearly double that of the last century.

Dave Burton takes us underneath the hype and exposes the facts. Below is his post originally at Tom Fuller’s website. David Burton puts it all in perspective from his location on the coast of North Carolina. Much more info on sea levels is available at Dave’s own website linked below.

Sea-level rise is not accelerating, and has not accelerated since the 1920s.


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Femitheism Analysed part 2

Femitheism Analysed part 2

Liberal feminist aims gradually shifted from the position:

“Everyone deserves human rights and equality, and feminism focuses on achieving them for women.”


“Individuals and groups of all sexes, races, religions and sexualities have their own truths, norms and values. All truths, cultural norms and moral values are equal. Those of white, western, heterosexual men have unfairly dominated in the past so now they and all their ideas must be set aside for marginalized groups.”

Liberal feminism had shifted from the universality of equal human rights to identity politics.  No longer were ideas valued on their merit but on the identity of the speaker and this was multifaceted, incorporating sex, gender identity, race, religion, sexuality and physical ability. The value of an identity in social justice terms is dependent on its degree of marginalization, and these stack up and vie for primacy. This is where liberal feminism went so badly wrong.  When post-colonial guilt fought with feminism, feminism lost. When it fought with LGBT rights, they lost too.

So aware of Western imperialism having trampled on other cultures historically, western liberal feminism now embraced their most patriarchal aspects. A western liberal feminist can, on the same day, take part in a slut walk to protest western women being judged by their clothing and accuse anyone criticizing the niqab of Islamophobia. She can demand the prosecution of a Christian baker for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a same sex-couple, and condemn the planning of a Gay Pride march through a heavily Muslim area as racist.  Many inter-sectional feminists do not limit themselves to the criticism of other white, western feminists but pour vitriolic, racist abuse on liberal Muslim and ex-Muslim feminists and LGBT activists.  The misogyny and homophobia of Christianity may be criticized by all (quite rightly) but the misogyny and homophobia of Islam by none, not even Muslims. The right to criticize one’s own culture and religion is seemingly restricted to white westerners. (The best analysis of ‘The Racism of Some Anti-racists‘ is by Tom Owolade.)

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Femitheism analysis

Femitheism analysis

Over the course of the evening, Sommers touched on a variety of topics, focusing mainly on trigger warnings, safe spaces and the importance of free speech.

“It’s primarily the ‘fainting-couchers’ demanding trigger warnings,” Sommers said, referencing the portion of the modern feminist movement who advocate for such warnings.

Sommers said as a feminist from the ’70s, the emphasis on trigger warnings and safe spaces is puzzling to her.

“We are not children, we are not fragile,” Sommers said. “Trigger warnings seem to be infantilizing to women.”

Sommers also spoke about the statistics commonly used by activists while addressing issues such as the wage gap or sexual assault. Those statistics are often overhyped, Sommers said, and although sexual assault is a problem, survivors of assault need help rather than hype.

“If women want to change the wage gap, they should change their majors,” Sommers said.

Sommers said while there was an interesting conversation to be had about the value placed on jobs occupied primarily by women, they aren’t necessarily being cheated.


boom bubble trouble … the big con

boom bubble trouble … the big con


Renewable energy is about to enter a sharp period of decline. Funding Agencies are now noticing the expanding bubble. Glenn Reynolds: DO TELL: Suddenly, the Solar Boom Is Starting to Look like a Bubble.

[…]But investors are not feeling the love. This week shares of U.S. solar leader SolarCity tumbled to a new low, while several other solar companies also took a pounding. Last month Nevada introduced sharp cutbacks in its program for net metering—the fees paid to homeowners with rooftop solar installations for excess power they send back to the grid. California and Hawaii, two of the biggest solar markets, have introduced changes to their net metering schemes as well. Across the country, as many as 20 other states are considering such changes, which would dramatically alter the economics of rooftop solar […]

Sarah Hoyt, also at Instapundit adds: IT’S TAX CONS ALL THE WAY DOWN: Revealed: the great wind farm tax…

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Egg or cholesterol intakes are not associated with the risk of CAD

Egg or cholesterol intakes are not associated with the risk of CAD

Conclusion: Egg or cholesterol intakes were not associated with increased CAD risk, even in ApoE4 carriers (i.e., in highly susceptible individuals).

Background: In general populations, the effects of dietary cholesterol on blood cholesterol concentrations are modest. However, the relation is stronger in those with an ɛ4 allele in the apolipoprotein E gene (APOE). There is little information on the association between cholesterol intake and the risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) among those with the ApoE4 phenotype.

Objective: We investigated the associations of intakes of cholesterol and eggs, a major source of dietary cholesterol, with carotid intima-media thickness and the risk of incident CAD in middle-aged and older men from eastern Finland.

Design: The study included 1032 men aged 42–60 y in 1984–1989 at the baseline examinations of the prospective, population-based Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study. Data on common carotid artery intima-media thickness (CCA-IMT) were available for 846 men. Dietary intakes were assessed with 4-d food records. Associations with incident CAD and baseline CCA-IMT were analyzed by using Cox regression and ANCOVA, respectively.

Results: The ApoE4 phenotype was found in 32.5% of the men. During the average follow-up of 20.8 y, 230 CAD events occurred. Egg or cholesterol intakes were not associated with the risk of CAD. Each 1 additional egg (55 g)/d was associated with a multivariable-adjusted HR of 1.17 (95% CI: 0.85, 1.61) in the ApoE4 noncarriers and an HR of 0.93 (95% CI: 0.50, 1.72) in the ApoE4 carriers (P-interaction = 0.34). Each 100-mg/d higher cholesterol intake was associated with an HR of 1.04 (95% CI: 0.89, 1.22) in the ApoE4 noncarriers and an HR of 0.95 (95% CI: 0.73, 1.25) in the ApoE4 carriers (P-interaction = 0.81). Egg or cholesterol intakes were also not associated with increased CCA-IMT.

Journal of Nutrition

But still statins are pushed regardless of their severe risk of serious side effects. General Health and profitmargins are not a good combination

BMI again proven to be useless

BMI again proven to be useless

Context: 20 years ago i applied for life insurance. At that time i did quite a bit of muscle building. I wasn’t a bodybuilder, but i had quite a lot of muscle and little fat. As a result my BMI was 32 due to muscles being heavier than fat. And got slapped with a 10% increase of premiums due to my BMI. I knew this was unjust. I wasn’t a couch potato. As much as i protested there was no arguing. I could take it or leave it. So i left it. Which made me research in depth the BMI phenomenon. Here is yet another installment proving how this system malfunctions

Approximately 75 million US adults may be misclassified as cardiometabolically healthy or unhealthy when using Body Mass Index (BMI) categories as the main indicator of health, reports research published in the International Journal of Obesity this week. The authors argue that policymakers should consider the unintended consequences of relying solely on BMI as a measure of health when determining policy.

New rules proposed by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission would allow employers to penalise employees up to 30% of health insurance costs if they fail to meet certain ‘health’ criteria, such as a specified BMI. However, this policy carries with it the assumption that a higher BMI uniformly indicates that individuals must be in poor health.

Using blood pressure, insulin resistance, C-reactive protein data and triglyceride, cholesterol and glucose counts from 40,402 nationally representative individuals aged over 18, A. Janet Tomiyama and colleagues compared cardiometabolic health (the risk of diabetes and heart disease) to BMI. The authors found that nearly half of overweight individuals, approximately 29% of obese individuals, and 16% of very obese individuals, as categorised by BMI, were cardiometabolically healthy. In contrast, over 30% of individuals whose BMI was considered ‘normal’ were found to be cardiometabolically unhealthy.

The authors suggest that while BMI may be seen as a quick, convenient and inexpensive marker for health, its use as an indicator may have detrimental consequences for the health and wellbeing of heavier individuals.

The study found that close to half of Americans who are considered “overweight” by virtue of their BMIs (47.4 percent, or 34.4 million people) are healthy, as are 19.8 million who are considered “obese.”


Given their health readings other than BMI, the people in both of those groups would be unlikely to incur higher medical expenses, and it would be unfair to charge them more for health care premiums, Tomiyama said.

Among the other findings:

  • More than 30 percent of those with BMIs in the “normal” range — about 20.7 million people — are actually unhealthy based on their other health data.
  • More than 2 million people who are considered “very obese” by virtue of having a BMI of 35 or higher are actually healthy. That’s about 15 percent of Americans who are classified as very obese.

Tomiyama, who directs UCLA’s Dieting, Stress and Health laboratory, also called DiSH, found in previous research that there was no clear connection between weight loss and health improvements related to hypertension, diabetes, and cholesterol and blood glucose levels.

She said she was surprised at the magnitude of the numbers in the latest study.

“There are healthy people who could be penalized based on a faulty health measure, while the unhealthy people of normal weight will fly under the radar and won’t get charged more for their health insurance,” she said. “Employers, policy makers and insurance companies should focus on actual health markers.”

Jeffrey Hunger, a co-author of the paper and a doctoral candidate at UC Santa Barbara, said the research shows that BMI is a deeply flawed measure of health. “This should be the final nail in the coffin for BMI,” he said.