Where was the Nevada County Booth?

It has been 25 years since Ellen and I attended the State Fair. We were regulars when the kids were growing up, but once they went off to college we stopped going to the State Fair. When we did go, the County Booths were on the top of our list to see.  Today, we went to the State Fair, looking forward to the County Exhibits, especially the Nevada County exhibits which have been an award winner in the past.   

Walking into Building B we spotted an information booth and asked, “where is the Nevada County Booth.” The man behind the counter looked at a map of the booths and said, “Nevada County does not have a booth this year.”  Trying to not to show our disappointment we continued our tour.  As we viewed the booths, the central theme was to attract visitor to come to the host County and enjoy its history, unique food, wine, and entertainment.  The winning booth was from Mendocino County, our favorite County to visit.

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Walking to the other exits and chatting over a fair food lunch we wondered why Nevada County no longer exhibited its unique history, climate, food, wine and entertainment at the State Fair? Why were they not competing with the other Counties for tourism dollars?

If readers have a good explanation I hope they will share it in the comments.    

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California Precipitation Report #1: Global Warming Brings More Rain to CA

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Scientists at the University of California, Riverside predict California will get an average of 12 percent more precipitation through the end of this century, compared to the last 20 years of last century. CREDIT UC Riverside Strategic Communications.

Under business-as-usual greenhouse gas emissions, climate models predict California will get warmer during the rest of the century and most also predict the state will get drier.

But, new research, published July 6th in the journal Nature Communications, predicts that California will actually get wetter. The scientists from the University of California, Riverside predict the state will get an average of 12 percent more precipitation through the end of this century, compared to the last 20 years of last century.

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They also found the winter months of December, January and February, when California traditionally gets the bulk of its precipitation, would account for much of the overall increase in precipitation. During those three months, precipitation levels would increase 31.6 percent in northern California, 39.2 percent in central California and 10.6 percent in southern California.

El Niño-like teleconnection increases California precipitation in response to warming

Ooops Never mind, this prediction is made using the Climate Models which have proven to be highly unreliable. Here is the reality check on the climate models:

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Given the accuracy of these climate models, do you think the 40% increase in moisture is real or just some more dodgy science?   Your thoughts in the comments

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Fourth of July Humor

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Happy 4th of July everyone!!

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Green Screen Review #27: Apple iPhone “Unbelievably Cool” Augmented Reality

Tim Cook Outlines Apple’s “Unbelievably Cool” AR Future

Mike Brown writing at Inverse

Tim Cook believes augmented reality is the future. In a new interview, the Apple CEO outlined his vision of a future where consumers use their iPhone cameras to display vital information. As technology improves, Cook believes augmented reality would take on more tasks, chiming with recent rumors that the company is working on a set of augmented reality glasses.

“I think it is profound,” Cook told Bloomberg in an interview published Thursday. “I am so excited about it, I just want to yell out and scream. The first step in making it a mainstream kind of experience is to put it in the operating system. We’re building it into iOS 11, opening it to ­developers—and unleashing the creativity of millions of people. Even we can’t predict what’s going to come out.”

The company’s upcoming software update for iPhones and iPads, iOS 11, unveiled last week, will bring a new augmented reality developer framework called ARKit. This will enable simple development of AR apps, providing a powerful platform that companies can use with ease. One of the best examples of augmented reality, Pokémon Go, is set to receive an update that will switch the app’s AR framework over to ARKit.

How many Green Screeners are preparing to surprise the world with some unimagined augmented reality?  I am an AR fan, and cannot wait for my first pair of glasses.  I read on Drudge that Google Glasses are making a come back. This could be a developing trend, now that Apple is jumping into the AR market.  Got your ARKit?

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A Local lefty blog is promoting the Climate Change Scare Mongers, again!

Here is a quote from one of the more left wing vocal voices, someone calling himself Joe Koyote, in a comment on a Sierra Foothills Report post on an article by Bill McKibben: Trump’s reckless climate decision.

McClintock, La Malfa, trump, and all of the rest of the climate deniers in government are stupid beyond belief. They have not evolved enough to see past the dollar sign. . .

First off, the Koyote does not provide any evidence that Congressman McClintock or Congressman LaMalfa are on the fossil fuel payroll. Just an irrational claim often made by the left without any evidence. Anyone that does not agree with their view of climate change must be paid by some oil company. This is easy for them to assume, as they are often the paid lackeys of some environmentalist foundation, like Bill McKibben.

Consider this from the Financial Post in 2013:

Nothing influences President Barack Obama’s decision on the Keystone XL pipeline quite like the protests against it, led by Bill McKibben, an American environmentalist, and his organization, called 350.org. On Wednesday, 350.org and the Sierra Club participated in an anti-Keystone protest at the White House and this Sunday they are holding another one on Capital Hill. They expect 20,000 people from across the United States.

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350.org has the look and feel of an amateur, grassroots operation, but in reality, it is a multi-million dollar campaign run by staff earning six-digit salaries.

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More than half of the US$10-million came from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF), the Rockefeller Family Fund and the Schumann Center for Media and Democracy, where McKibben, a trustee, was paid US$25,000 per year (2001-09). Since 2007, the Rockefellers have paid US$4-million towards 1Sky and 350.org, tax returns say. The Schumann Center provided US$1.5-million to McKibben’s three campaigns as well as US$2.7-million to fund the Environmental Journalism Program at Middlebury College, in Vermont, where McKibben is on staff.

Secondly, I have been sending both McClintocks and LaMalfa staff peer reviews papers that explain the real science of climate change. Papers which I hope fuels the Congressmen’s skepticism of anthropogenic global warming.  Graphic examples of the information sent are shown below:

The Supercomputer Models reference by McKibben do not reflect the real world data:

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And,  this graphic showing there is not a rapid increase in sea level rise since the melting of the last ice age. At the current rate, the sea will rise about half of foot in 100 years.

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I have also sent them polling information showing them that the general population lists climate change or global warming last out of the top twenty issues that concern them.

If their constituents are not concerned, then the Congressmen should not be either.

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Green Screen Review #26: VR Headsets Get Stuck on Shelves

Sales estimates fall for virtual-reality gear; internet users say they are ‘just not interested’

Virtual reality was supposed to be the next big thing, but headsets haven’t exactly been flying off the shelves. The question is, why?

There were $1.48 billion in VR hardware sales in 2016, according to SuperData Research. That is far from the $12.65 billion the research firm is forecasting for 2020. That estimate has come down, and there is still reason to question whether VR will get there.

In March, digital marketing research firm Thrive Analytics asked the question to internet users who weren’t interested in owning a VR headset. The survey, as summarized by eMarketer, showed many of the expected reasons: the headsets were too expensive, lack of virtual reality content and poor quality of what was out there, and fear of motion sickness.

The biggest chunk, some 53%, said they were “just not interested.” Perhaps actual reality is difficult enough.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/vr-headsets-get-stuck-on-shelves-1495219104

Where is the compelling case for a device that blocks out the real world while providing a virtual world, that causes motion sickness in many people? Plus at the current stage of development just doesn’t deliver much beyond niche novelty content. I can see compelling cases for augmented reality using AeroGlass or some similar technology to display information in the eyesight of the user, while still being able to observe the real world. There is even a danger there, as we found out in the military cockpit, too much information and the mind become confused, it was essential to only provide the act on now information. How will the AR device know what information the user really needs at the moment?  More work needed before AR devices start flying off the shelf, or they will soon be stuck on the shelves with the VR devices.

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Carbon Dioxide in perspective by The Galileo Movement

Australia is part of our planet and, “What Goes Around, Comes Around” so ……

Interesting, simple, 3-minute presentation of the CO2 issue. A physical model used to illustrate something that is totally lost on almost every American. Watch this video and become one of the people in the know!


This video takes a simple for an effective look at CO2. Here are the references mentioned in the video:

Reference 1 and 2
http://www.galileomovement.com.au/doc… and http://www.galileomovement.com.au/sci… and pages 1-4 of http://www.galileomovement.com.au/doc…

Reference 3:
2:17: http://www.galileomovement.com.au/sci… and pages 1-4 here: http://www.galileomovement.com.au/doc... and http://www.galileomovement.com.au/doc…

Reference 4
http://www.galileomovement.com.au/dochttp://www.galileomovement.com.au/doc… and http://Tome22.info/Top/Articles.html and http://Tome22.info/Top/AnnotatedDocum… and http://Tome22.info/

5% Reduction in Carbon emissions by 2020 – statement to Parliament accompanying the tabling of the legislation for the Carbon Tax.

$72 billion – http://www.minerals.org.au/file_upload

Your thoughts?  Did this help you understand why anthropogenic global warming is a fraud, designed to capture your personal wealth and distribute it to socialists around the world? Another Agenda 21 scheme to make sure they never run out of your money.

 

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