A DDOS attack takes CCG down

If you tried to access the blog this morning but were blocked with the message

This Account Has Been Suspended

please accept my apologies.

My web site host explains it was a DDOS attack on this and other sites which brought down their network. We’re back online and on my host’s recommendation I’m looking into CloudFlare, which might bring an end to the malicious inconvenience.

Thank you for your patience and your loyalty.

UPDATE 2210 hrs NZDT

Service has again been disrupted in the last several hours. I think the attempted fix, of installing CloudFlare, caused an unintentional problem which itself is finally fixed.

Apologies once again for the lack of service.

UPDATE 8 DEC 0910 hrs NZDT

It’s still happening. The site seems to be under continual attack.

Anyone know how the Pentagon deals with this?

12 Thoughts on “A DDOS attack takes CCG down

  1. Richard C (NZ) on December 6, 2014 at 2:44 pm said:

    DDOS huh. I thought it might have been the Skydragon wot dunnit.

    Seizing this window of opportunity among the cyber warfare, saw this in an Oxfam press release on COP20:

    “…the US$100 billion climate promise can only be the start. Sub-Saharan African countries alone, for example, will need US$62 billion per year to invest in climate adaptation. An effective climate policy regime will also unlock hundreds of billions more in private investments and move the world onto a low-carbon path that keeps warming below 2°C.”
    http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1412/S00007/climate-finance-action-plan-can-set-table-for-paris-deal.htm

    What?

    That’s cash (more likely loans). GDP is not cash, it is economic activity.

    Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only) GDP (current US$): $1.591 trillion 2013
    http://data.worldbank.org/region/SSA

    62/1591 = 3.9% of the entire Sub Saharan GDP gifted in cash by developed countries “surplus” i.e. it doesn’t come from economic GDP, it comes from actual revenue.

    United States Income level High income: OECD GDP (current US$): $16.80 trillion 2013
    http://data.worldbank.org/country/united-states

    US Federal Deficit FY 2015: $564 bln
    http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/federal_deficit_chart.html

    New Zealand Income level High income: OECD GDP (current US$): $185.8 billion 2013
    http://data.worldbank.org/country/new-zealand

    NZ surplus year to June 2015: NZ$75 million (US$61.5 million)
    http://online.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424127887324082604578485920838529696

    Australia Income level High income: OECD GDP (current US$): $1.561 trillion 2013
    http://data.worldbank.org/country/australia

    AU deficit for 2014-15: AU$30bln
    http://www.ampcapital.com.au/budget?audience=1

    ‘Australia won’t pay to climate fund’

    Written by AP, Yahoo News on 05 December 2014.

    Australia will continue to directly pay for climate change adaptation in vulnerable South Pacific island nations through its aid budget rather than donate to a U.N. Green Climate Fund designed for the same purpose, the foreign minister said Friday ahead of climate talks in Peru.

    Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said governments should judge for themselves whether bilateral action to reduce the impact of climate change on developing countries was a more efficient use of aid money than donating through the U.N.

    http://www.climatechangedispatch.com/australia-won-t-pay-to-climate-fund.html

    # # #

    Australia’s deficit for 2014-15 of AU$30bn is AFTER “directly pay[ing] for climate change adaptation in vulnerable South Pacific island nations through its aid budget”. Good idea. Why give to the UN to squander?

  2. Richard C (NZ) on December 6, 2014 at 3:12 pm said:

    Lisa Owen interviews Climate Change Minister Tim Groser
    Saturday, 6 December 2014, 12:59 pm
    Press Release: The Nation

    Lisa Owen: This is The Nation… and things are heating up. 2014 is set to be the hottest year on record. A leading weather organisation said this week “there is no standstill in global warming”.

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1412/S00091/lisa-owen-interviews-climate-change-minister-tim-groser.htm

    Heating up? No standstill? I don’t think so:

    UAH Global Temperature Update for Nov. 2014: +0.33 deg.

    The Version 5.6 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for November, 2014 is +0.33 deg. C, down a little from the October value of +0.37 deg. C
    http://www.drroyspencer.com/2014/12/uah-global-temperature-update-for-nov-2014-0-33-deg-c/

    Graphed:
    http://www.drroyspencer.com/wp-content/uploads/UAH_LT_1979_thru_November_2014_v5.png

    At the end of November, this year is only in a tie for 3rd with 2005, and well below the record year of 1998, and 2010 in the UAH dataset.

    According to RSS, the YTD [to October] anomaly ranks a very ordinary 7th warmest since 1998.
    https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2014/11/15/hottest-year-update/

    The global warming standstill continues.

  3. Yes, good information, Rich. But I very much fear the massive political flywheel is crushing the facts and rendering them inconsequential. Scary thought, but unless something massive happens to counter the political and financial moves, it could be generations before we’re free of this colossal error. Not to make anyone abandon hope or give up the struggle, but more to supply steel to strengthen our efforts.

  4. Richard C (NZ) on December 8, 2014 at 9:04 am said:

    Why Bother?
    Posted on December 7, 2014 by stevengoddard

    My computer has been repeatedly hacked into the last few weeks. I am gone for a few hours and new windows are up, the resolution changed, state of the computer changed.

    I don’t know how they are doing it through the Windows and router firewalls. I don’t have any VNC ports open. But the main thing is why do they bother?

    If there was ever a breach of skeptic E-mails like the Climategate E-mails, there wouldn’t be anything interesting in it. E-mail exchanges between skeptics are nearly identical to our blog posts. We are just trying to end the corruption of science. All the juicy stuff is on the climate fraudsters side.

    http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2014/12/07/why-bother/

  5. “Anyone know how the Pentagon deals with this?”

    Cruise missile through the window.

  6. hahaha! But wait—I can do that!

    Mission objectives

    1. Locate spare, unused cruise missile.
    2. Crowd-source mission finance.
    3. Locate address of relevant bloke or blokes.
    4. Complete missile operation training course.
    5. Gain access to nearest US carrier battle group.
    6. Politely ask captain to get us a little closer to bloke or blokes.
    7. Loose missile.
    8. Resume blogging.

    PS: Step 7. Do not mistake this for “lose missile” or the mission cannot succeed.

  7. “PS: Step 7. Do not mistake this for “lose missile” or the mission cannot succeed.”

    Although losing a loose missile is easy to do.

    I see problems implementing step 6. Also, steps 1 through 5 could be tricky. Other than that, good plan.

  8. Other than that, good plan.

    Yes, thank you. It has a pugnacious title which will ensure a strong effort from everyone.

  9. Richard C (NZ) on December 9, 2014 at 7:49 am said:

    ‘Billions won’t satisfy warmists’

    Christopher Booker, The Sunday Telegraph, 7 December 2014

    “….so carried away are the warmists by their quasi-religious belief system that, when it was again proposed in Lima that richer nations should pay poor countries $100 billion a year to protect them from runaway global warming, the UN’s chief spokesman, Christiana Figueres, dismissed this as “a very, very small sum”. What is needed to decarbonise the global economy, she said, is “$90 trillion over the next 15 years”. It makes the £1.3 trillion we Brits are committed by the Climate Change Act to pay to halt global warming within 36 years look like chicken feed. ”

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/11277024/Billions-wont-satisfy-warmists.html

    1261 Comments

  10. Richard Treadgold on December 9, 2014 at 3:39 pm said:

    They seem to do this without blinking. It will surely result in ruin.

  11. Richard C (NZ) on December 9, 2014 at 8:23 pm said:

    As I see it:

    meg·a·lo·ma·ni·a
    n.
    1. A psychopathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of wealth, power, or omnipotence.
    2. An obsession with grandiose or extravagant things or actions.

    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/megalomaniac

    >“$90 trillion over the next 15 years”

    $6 trillion a year. Figueres’ mindset appears to fit the condition disturbingly well.

  12. Richard C (NZ) on December 10, 2014 at 6:40 am said:

    ‘As Hagupit Weakens, Activists Hype Climate Connection’

    By Tom Yulsman | December 8, 2014 5:42 pm

    Please don’t misread my headline. I’m not suggesting that I doubt the seriousness of the challenges posed by climate change — particularly for developing nations — and the pressing need to act.

    In fact, I’m so concerned that I think it’s important to call out hype when I see it — because it could have the unintended effect of undercutting support for action on climate change.

    The hype I’m concerned about is coming from Greenpeace, which is strongly linking Super Typhoon Hagupit to climate change in an online campaign:

    “Now it’s time for the world’s leaders and the media to start calling the problem by its real name: let’s name the typhoon after one of the biggest companies making a fortune from killing the climate. The more people vote, the more people will know what we should really be calling this supertyphoon. Vote now to help choose the name of the typhoon and share this with all your friends!”

    Readers are then prompted to Tweet their favorite. (For the record, as I write this Typhoon Chevron is in the lead.)

    And that’s not all. The Independent is reporting this:

    “Greenpeace campaigners are planning on traveling to the areas affected by Hagupit as soon as it is safe to do so and ‘send a message of devastation’ to the Conference of Parties and ‘tell them the people of the Philippines should not experience this, Ms Abad said.”

    The quote comes from Anna Abad, Greenpeace’s climate justice campaigner for the Philippines. And the Conference of the Parties is the U.N. sponsored climate change meeting now underway in Peru.

    First, some facts:……..[continues]

    http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/imageo/2014/12/08/hagupit-weakens-activists-hype-climate-connection/

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