Trump in his natural habitat

Here are the brief notes about this coming cover/issue of the New Yorker.

Trump in the sewer where he belongs. He shows his lying scumbag self to the world a half-dozen times a day. When he emerges from the racist political sewer he and his cohort inhabit.

The weather station wasn’t broken. It was the climate.

❝ Three hundred and twenty miles north of the Arctic Circle, a weather station in America’s northernmost city of Utqiaġvik (formerly Barrow), Alaska, has been quietly collecting temperature data since the 1920s.

Early this month, while preparing a report on US climate, experts at the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) noticed something odd: They were missing data from Utqiaġvik for all of 2017, and some of 2016.//

❝ Here’s how Deke Arndt, chief of NOAA’s Climate Monitoring Branch, explained the event:

In an ironic exclamation point to swift regional climate change in and near the Arctic, the average temperature observed at the weather station at Utqiaġvik has now changed so rapidly that it triggered an algorithm designed to detect artificial changes in a station’s instrumentation or environment and disqualified itself from the NCEI Alaskan temperature analysis, leaving northern Alaska analyzed a little cooler than it really was.

If only this explained the brain patterns of fake presidents, politicians and coal pimps who deny science. We know that their “intelligence” is artificial. Bought and paid for.