Archive for September, 2014

An Anatomy of the Cooling of the North Atlantic Ocean in the 1960s and 1970s

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Source: GWPF Atlantic_Ocean map

Daniel L.R. Hodson,* Jon I. Robson, and Rowan T. Sutton, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, UK – Journal of Climate 2014 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00301.1

Abstract

In the 1960s and early 1970s sea surface temperatures in the North Atlantic Ocean cooled rapidly. There is still considerable uncertainty about the causes of this event, although various mechanisms have been proposed.

In this observational study it is demonstrated that the cooling proceeded in several distinct stages. Cool anomalies initially appeared in the mid-1960s in the Nordic Seas and Gulf Stream Extension, before spreading to cover most of the Subpolar Gyre. Subsequently, cool anomalies spread into the tropical North Atlantic before retreating, in the late 1970s, back to the Subpolar Gyre.

There is strong evidence that changes in atmospheric circulation, linked to a southward shift of the Atlantic ITCZ, played an important role in the event, particularly in the period 1972-76. Theories for the cooling event must account for its distinctive space-time evolution. Our analysis suggests that the most likely drivers were: 1) The ?Great Salinity Anomaly? of the late 1960s; 2) An earlier warming of the subpolar North Atlantic, which may have led to a slow-down in the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation; 3) An increase in anthropogenic sulphur dioxide emissions. Determining the relative importance of these factors is a key area for future work.

The Most Futile March Ever

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Source: The American Interest climate march

In anticipation of the UN climate summit taking place in Manhattan this week, New York?s streets filled with what pro-movement sources claimed to be 300,000 ?activists? from all across the country. A coordinated thunderous din went up at 1 p.m. sharp and lasted for more than a minute, as protesters shouted, banged drums and blew horns in an attempt to communicate their displeasure at the lack of progress towards a comprehensive global climate treaty. The New York Times has a taste of the rhetoric being bandied about on the ground today:

?I?m here because I really feel that every major social movement in this country has come when people get together,? said Carol Sutton of Norwalk, Conn., the president of a teachers? union. ?It begins in the streets.? […]

?The climate is changing,? said Otis Daniels, 58, of the Bronx. ?Everyone knows it; everyone feels it. But no one is doing anything about it.? […]

?Climate change is no longer an environmental issue; it?s an everybody issue,? Sam Barratt, a campaign director for the online advocacy group Avaaz, which helped plan the march, said on Friday.

?The number of natural disasters has increased and the science is so much more clear,? he added. ?This march has many messages, but the one that we?re seeing and hearing is the call for a renewable revolution.? (more…)

Who Signed the Climate Declaration?

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Source: No Frakking Consensus

by Donna Laframboisedonna

The European Environment Foundation doesn?t make it easy to analyze the names of the 160 individuals who signed last week?s climate declaration.

The Climate Declaration published a week ago in the New York Times was signed by 160 individuals. Curiously, if you visit the website of the European Environment Foundation ? the entity responsible for the declaration ? it?s difficult to find a list of these people?s names.

The list is embedded in an image file, which in turn is embedded within a PDF. A person must go to some effort, including the running of optical character recognition (OCR) software, in order to tease them out. As a public service, I?ve done exactly that. The names of the 160 individuals who signed onto this declaration appear below, listed in alphabetical order as was the case in the full-page ad. (More about this declaration here, here, and here.) (more…)

Boycotting the U.N. climate summit – Awareness grows that faulty science would keep millions in the dark

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Source: Wash Times 2013_year

 By Willie Soon and Christopher Monckton

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sensibly declined to attend yet another climate summit ? this time called by Ban Ki-moon for Tuesday in New York under the auspices of the United Nations ? which profits handsomely from much-exaggerated climate scares. Chinese President Xi Jinping and German Chancellor Angela Merkel likewise intend to skip the event.

Environmentalists have complained about Mr. Modi?s decision. They say rising atmospheric carbon dioxide will cause droughts, melt Himalayan ice, and poison lakes and waterways in the Indian subcontinent. (more…)

AOL Headline: ‘Global Warming Likely To Cause Colder And Snowier Winters, Scientists Say?

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Source: FOX News

Imaginary planet of Govt. paid climate scientists

Imaginary planet of Govt. paid climate scientists

By P.J. Gladnick, Newsbusters

With global warming it is often heads you lose, tails we win.

No matter what happens in the weather the answer is always global warming. Is it getting warmer? The answer is global warming. Is it getting colder? The answer is still global warming.

If you think I’m kidding then check out this AOL headline: Global warming likely to cause colder and snowier winters, scientists say. Author Ryan Gorman strains to explain this line of reasoning:

Scientists now believe that global warming is to blame for extreme cold snaps in North America during the winter months ? and that it will only keep happening.

The “polar vortex” that plunged Canada and the U.S. into historical cold last winter is said by researchers to have occurred because melting polar ice changes weather patterns, according to a study published earlier this month.

New SPPI Paper: Tropical Trees

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Source:  SPPIIdso - tropical_trees

TROPIC TREES

Going back in time to the final few years of the 20th century, Schaffer et al. (1997)[1] grew two mango ecotypes – one evolving from a warm, humid tropical climate, and the other from a cool, dry subtropical region – for 12 months in glasshouses maintained at either 350 or 700 ppm CO2 in order to determine the effects of atmospheric CO2 enrichment on the trees’ growth and leaf mineral nutrient concentrations. In doing so, they found that in addition to the greater net carbon gains of the CO2-enriched trees, the elevated CO2 tended to decrease foliar concentrations of mineral nutrients (N, P, K, Ca, Mg, S, Cl, Fe, Zn, Mn, Cu and B) in both mango cultivars, most likely due to a dilution effect, since atmospheric CO2 enrichment increased leaf dry mass. But with respect to this latter finding, the scientists who conducted the study wrote that “given the slow rate at which global atmospheric CO2 concentration is increasing, it is possible that plants will adapt to this phenomenon over time with respect to mineral nutrition,” as actually was found to be the case in a prior study of sour orange trees after 85 months of exposure to elevated CO2 (Penuelas et al., 1997).

Obama’s ’97 Percent’ Climate Consensus: Debunked, Demolished, Staked through the heart

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Source: by

The 97% lie

The 97% lie

“Ninety-seven percent of scientists agree: #climate change is real, man-made and dangerous.”

Remember that statement, a while back, from some bloke on Twitter? What we now know with more than 97 per cent certainty that this guy – or whoever is in charge of running his Twitter account – is either wilfully dishonest or woefully ill-informed.

The “97 per cent” claim is an utter nonsense. This report released today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation explains exactly why.

First, that word “dangerous”. This is a concept that was never mentioned in the study responsible for that 97 per cent claim. The paper was written by an Australian warmist activist called John Cook (and others). It drew its conclusions having allegedly reviewed 12,000 papers on climate change and found – so it claimed – that the vast majority of them supported the “consensus” on global warming. (more…)

Updated list of 29 excuses for the 18 year ‘pause’ in global warming

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Source: http://hockeyschtick.blogspot.com/2014/07/updated-list-of-29-excuses-for-18-year.html

RSS satellite data showing the 18 year ‘pause’ of global warming
An updated list of at least 52 excuses for the 18 year ‘pause’ in global warming, including recent scientific papers, media quotes, blogs, and related debunkings: 

1) Low solar activity

2) Oceans ate the global warming [debunked] [debunked] [debunked]

3) Chinese coal use [debunked] (more…)

Global warming stopped 16 years ago, reveals Met Office report quietly released

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Source: UK Maila- science money

Global warming stopped 16 years ago, reveals Met Office report quietly released… and here is the chart to prove it

  • The figures reveal that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012 there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures
  • This means that the ?pause? in global warming has now lasted for about the same time as the previous period when temperatures rose, 1980 to 1996

By David Rose

The world stopped getting warmer almost 16 years ago, according to new data released last week.

The figures, which have triggered debate among climate scientists, reveal that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012, there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures.

This means that the ?plateau? or ?pause? in global warming has now lasted for about the same time as the previous period when temperatures rose, 1980 to 1996. Before that, temperatures had been stable or declining for about 40 years. (more…)

John Kerry: Bible says save Muslims from AGW

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Source: Breitbart

Clueless - still

Clueless – still

I?m not sure what is the most disturbing part here, is it Kerry quoting scripture, Kerry protecting Muslims, or Kerry on global warming?

Check it out:

Wednesday at a ceremony to appoint Texas lawyer Shaarik Zafar to be special representative to Muslim communities, Secretary of State John Kerry said it was the United States? Biblical ?responsibility? to ?confront climate change,? including to protect ?vulnerable Muslim majority counties.?

Kerry said Scripture, in particular the Book of Genesis, make clear it is our ?duty? to protect the planet and we should look at Muslim countries ?with a sense of stewardship of earth,? adding, ?That responsibility comes from God.?