Department of Energy purchased $97 million super computer to model global warming

Remember, the U.S. government is flat broke.

Apparently, Steven Chu and the Department of Energy need a $97 million super computer to understand that windmills and solar panels don’t generate electricity when the wind isn’t blowing or sun isn’t shining.

And when they aren’t studying windmills, they are going to study ‘global warming.’

The dizzying computing power will be used to simulate complex models of climate change and analyzing nuclear reactions and alternative energies, and developing the next generation of materials used to manufacture U.S. goods.

I’m all for technology, but wasting this kind of money to simulate something that isn’t happening or modeling windmills is the height of irresponsibility.

How can the entire world be warming except for my back yard?

  • geek49203 November 14, 2012 at 7:52 am

    I wish I could post pics here.

    HADCRUT3, one of the most “official” of the global temp databases, had the world cooling by about .025 degrees Centigrade since 1997. Its successor, HADCRUT4, has it increasing by .05 degrees Centigrade since 1997. Looking at the graphs of both data sets, it is impossible to see any real patterns of “global warming.”

    But far be it for the real climate scientists to actually get a word in edgewise. Most of the most hysterical prophets of doom are either 1) not exactly climate scientists, and/or 2) needing some funding for their institution. Or, in the case of certain professors at Penn State, a fraud.

    • steve November 14, 2012 at 5:13 pm

      This is why I always post the Wolfram graph. It is a straightforward plot of actual measurements from a non-urban weather station without any ‘modeling’ applied to it. Furthermore, it clearly shows no warming over the last 70+ years.

      And as far as the prophets of doom, no hype=no funding.

  • geek49203 November 14, 2012 at 7:53 am

    If people want a glimpse into the world of real climate science, as well as the shrill voices who respond to it, go to Her blog is about as sane as anything on this subject.

    • steve November 14, 2012 at 5:07 pm

      Thanks, I’ll check it out. Should be interesting.

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