Archive for December, 2013

Rises of CO2 and Temperature Do Not Correlate

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Source: SPPI

by Lee Gerhard

Correlation between rising carbon dioxide concentration and warming since about 1880 led to the current scientific impasse over the extent of human contributions to global temperature changes.  Significantly, the current practitioners of AGW hyperbole now only correlate temperature changes since 1970, omitting nearly one hundred years of carbon dioxide rise and temperature variability from their correlation. (more…)

Historic Cold Last Night Across Pacific Northwest

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Source:  Northwest Weather Consultants (NWC)    snow-storm_00094386

by Steve Pierce

Portland, Oregon (Sunday, December 8th 2013) – “Historic December cold descended upon parts of the Pacific Northwest early Sunday morning, as the mercury dipped to as low as -41 degrees below zero in Oregon. Under a thick blanket of snow, several locations set new records. At Lakeview, Oregon the mercury dropped to -27 degrees below zero, setting a new all-time record for that location. The previous record was -22 degrees below zero set back in February of 1933 and again in January of 1937. Perhaps even more impressive was on the west side of the Cascade mountains where Eugene, Oregon fell to -10 degrees below zero Sunday morning. Ironically, this is not an all-time record for Eugene. As luck would have it, Eugene’s all-time record low is -12 degrees below zero was set on this very day back in 1972, making today the second coldest day in Eugene modern day history. Records date back more than 123 years (to 1890) in Eugene. Other daily records were also set in Vancouver, Washington and many other stations. Here are some of the Sunday morning low temperatures for selected cities; (more…)

New Paper at SPPI: Historical Temperature Trends in Asia

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Source:  SPPIIdso - historical_temp_trends_asia

At a time when we’re told that the world is hotter than it’s been over the past thousand or more years, this information is not exactly what one would expect to hear, unless, of course, the claim is wrong. And, in fact, that is what it appears to be; for a number of real-world (as opposed to climate-model) studies provide evidence that Asian temperatures during the first half of the past century and earlier were sometimes much warmer than they have been over the past couple of decades. And some of them suggest that temperature trends of the past few decades have actually been negative, rather than positive. 

Does the IPCC Do Science?

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

donnaSource: No Frakking Consenus

by Donna Laframboise

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change describes itself as a ?scientific body.? Where in its multi-year, multi-thousand-page bureaucratic report-writing process is science actually practiced?

The deadline for submissions to the UK House of Commons committee examining the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report is early next week. For the past several days, the bulk of my attention has been devoted to writing my submission. (more…)

German scientists predict global temperature will decline throughout this century

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Source: Tucson Citizen


German scientists contend that two natural cycles will combine to lower global temperatures throughout the 21st Century.

The scientists show that there is an approximate 200-year solar cycle, supported by historical temperature data and proxy data from stalagmites in caves.  ?The solar activity agrees well with the terrestrial climate. It clearly shows in particular all historic temperature minima.?

There is also an approximate 65-year cycle of the Atlantic/Pacific oscillation (AMO/PDO) which is well-established by multiple lines of observations. (more…)

New Paper at SPP: Growth Response of Aspen Trees to Elevated Carbon Dioxide and Ozone

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Source: SPPIidso - aspens

Karnosky et al. (1999)-1 described how they had grown O3-sensitive and O3-tolerant aspen clones in 30-m diameter plots at the Aspen FACE site near Rhinelander, Wisconsin, USA, where the young trees were maintained at atmospheric CO2 concentrations of either 360 or 560 ppm either with or without exposure to elevated O3 (1.5 times the ambient ozone concentration). And there, after one year of growth at ambient CO2, they determined that the elevated O3 had caused visible injury to leaves of both types of aspen, with the average percent damage in O3-sensitive clones being more than three times as great as that observed in O3-tolerant clones (55% vs. 17%, respectively). In combination with elevated CO2, however, the O3-induced damage to the leaves of these same clones was only 38% and 3%, respectively. And so they learned that elevated CO2 prevented much of the foliar damage that would otherwise have been induced by the high O3 concentrations.

New Material Posted on the NIPCC Web site

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Source: NIPCCwheat

Climate Change Impacts on Wheat Production in Central Asia (3 Dec 2013)
A team of 20 researchers reports that ?the overall simulated impact of climate change on wheat productivity in Central Asia is positive,? noting that ?a warmer climate explains most of this positive impact? and that ?CO2 fertilization adds to it?… Read More

The Strange ?Global Warming? of the Antarctic Peninsula (3 Dec 2013)
There hasn?t been a heat wave there since the start of temperature measurements… Read More (more…)

2013 Sets A New Record For Volcanic Eruptions: Heightens The Risk Of Worldwide Cooling

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Source: Daily Sheeple  volcanoe


2013 has seen more volcanic eruptions than at any time since records began. As reported in Seven Volcanoes In Six Different Countries All Start Erupting Winin Hours Of Each Other, vulcanism is on the increase. In an average year, 50-60 volcanoes erupt. So far this year there have been 83, not including any eruptions when writing this article.

An extra 23-33 eruptions (so far) may not seem like much, but those extra eruptions represent a massive amount of gases and ash being blown into the atmosphere. Millions and millions of metric tonnes which can have a profound effect on life on Earth.

The ash, which contains a variety of particulate matter, reflects sunlight back away from the surface. In severe eruptions it actually prevents sunlight getting through at all, as with the Mount Pinatubo eruption in 1992. Sulfur dioxide, one of the main gases thrown up during eruptions, also decreases temperatures and millions of tons at a time can be discharged when a volcano erupts. (more…)