Archive for the ‘News’ Category

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.

Leo vs. science: vanishing evidence for climate change

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Source: NY Post

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio

by Tom Harris and Bob Carter

In the runup to the Sept. 23 UN Climate Summit in New York, Leonardo DiCaprio is releasing a series of films about the “climate crisis.”

The first is “Carbon,” which tells us the world is threatened by a “carbon monster.” Coal, oil, natural gas and other carbon-based forms of energy are causing dangerous climate change and must be turned off as soon as possible, DiCaprio says.

But he has identified the wrong monster. It is the climate scare itself that is the real threat to civilization.

DiCaprio is an actor, not a scientist; it’s no real surprise that his film is sensationalistic and error-riddled. Other climate-change fantasists, who do have a scientific background, have far less excuse.

Science is never settled, but the current state of “climate change” science is quite clear: There is essentially zero evidence that carbon dioxide from human activities is causing catastrophic climate change. (more…)

New Paper at SPPI: Global Temperatures and Biospheric Productivity

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Source:  SPPIIdso - global_temp_biosphere_prod

Global Temperatures and Biospheric Productivity

Among the many climate-alarmist fears of CO2-induced global warming is the concern that the productivity of the biosphere will decline if global temperatures rise to the extent predicted by computer models. Yet, for many alarmists, the future is the present. Since 1980, for example, the Earth has weathered three of the warmest decades in the instrumental temperature record, a handful of intense and persistent El Niño events, large-scale deforestation, “unprecedented” forest fires, and the eruption of several volcanoes. Concurrently, the air’s CO2 content increased by 16%, while human population grew by 55%. So just how bad is the biosphere suffering in response to these much-feared events? Or, is it even suffering at all?

New Paper at SPPI: ANALYSIS OF THE SECOND ORDER DRAFT OF THE WORKING I CONTRIBUTION TO SPCC 5AR

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Source:  SPPIMcLean - Analysis of the 2nd Order Draft of the Working Group I IPCC 5AR

ANALYSIS OF THE SECOND ORDER DRAFT OF THE WORKING I CONTRIBUTION TO SPCC 5AR

This new review is unlike the previous analysis because it focuses not only on a statistical analysis but also various review comments, many of which were simply noticed in passing.

New Paper at SPPI: Rewriting Sunspot History

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Source:  SPPIMonckton - rewriting sunspot history

Rewriting Sunspot History

In 2006, when I first made the mistake of writing publicly of my doubts about the Party Line on manmade global warming, I began to receive 100 emails a day from interested members of the public – and of the scientific community. I have been doing my best to answer the best of them ever since.

One was from Dr. Dennis Ray Wingo of NASA. He told me the magnetic convection currents beneath both hemispheres of the Sun had slowed to walking pace. This was unprecedented in the record. He expected that solar cycles would lengthen and the vigor of solar activity would decline, perhaps for up to 60 years.

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 is taking a page from China’s government’

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Source: Climate Depot homer-says-the-end-is-near

‘The Chinafication of America’: Reaction to Obama Bypassing the Senate with UN Climate Treaty: ‘Obama is taking a page from China’s government’

New York Times: ‘U.S. seeking climate deal that would skirt Senate’: ‘Under the Constitution, a president may enter into a legally binding treaty only if it is approved by a two-thirds majority of the Senate. To sidestep that requirement, President Obama’s climate negotiators are devising what they call a “politically binding” deal that would “name and shame” countries into cutting their emissions…American negotiators are instead homing in on a hybrid agreement — a proposal to blend legally binding conditions from an existing 1992 treaty with new voluntary pledges. The mix would create a deal that would update the treaty, and thus, negotiators say, not require a new vote of ratification.’

Marc Morano: ‘Obama is taking a page from China’s government and is seeking to bypass democracy’s ‘very detrimental’ hurdles and just impose a new UN treaty on Americans’

Full article here:  http://www.climatedepot.com/2014/08/27/the-chinafication-of-america-reaction-to-obama-bypassing-the-senate-with-un-climate-treaty-obama-is-taking-a-page-from-chinas-government/

Critical Thinking on Climate Change: Empirical Evidence to Consider Before Taking Regulatory Action and Implementing Economic Policies

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Source: US Senate fire and ice

Updated Report Reviews Best Available Science, Impacts on Environment and Economy
EPW Republicans release updated report, “Critical Thinking on Climate Change: Empirical Evidence to Consider Before Taking Regulatory Action and Implementing Economic Policies”
September 4, 2014
Today U.S. Environment and Public Works Committee Republicans released a report entitled, “Critical Thinking on Climate Change: Empirical Evidence to Consider Before Taking Regulatory Action and Implementing Economic Policies.

Critical Thinking on Climate Change: Empirical Evidence to Consider Before Taking Regulatory Action and Implementing Economic Policies

Today’s report is an update to the July 2013 EPW Republicans’ report, which provides the opportunity for critical analysis of climate science and expert testimony provided to Congress. The report now includes updated empirical evidence regarding risks that have been highlighted in the public forum concerning climatic changes, the impacts of climate regulations on the European countries that have adopted restrictive policies, and a review of how empirical evidence is now stacking up to past predictions, recent claims, and modeled scenarios. (more…)

Despite rising emission, India’s coal use soars

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Source: Forbes

Chinese Coal Miners

Chinese Coal Miners

by Cuckoo Paul
India’s coal consumption recorded the second largest volumetric increase—accounting for 21 percent of global growth

There’s good news and bad from BP’s statistical review of world energy for 2013. The review, in its 63rd year now, annually documents changing patterns in the way we produce and consume energy.

The bad news: Coal is the fuel of choice in many parts of the world. In 2013, it reached its highest market share of global energy consumption in over 40 years. Even as fears grow that its high carbon emissions make it the biggest cause of climate change, use of coal for power generation and other purposes grew by 3 percent in 2013, faster than any other fossil fuel. Its share of the world energy basket went above 30 percent for the first time since 1970.

Presenting the review in Mumbai this week, Christof Ruhl, group chief economist at BP, said India’s coal consumption recorded the second largest volumetric increase—accounting for 21 percent of global growth. As the fourth largest energy consumer in the world, carbon emissions from India grew proportionately. Natural gas production and consumption recorded the largest volumetric fall. Gas production fell by 16.3 percent in 2013 to 33.7 billion cubic meters from 40.3 bcm in the previous year. India, which is the world’s 11th largest consumer of gas, saw consumption fall by 12.2 percent to 51.4 bcm in 2013 from 58.8 bcm. (more…)

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…)

No global warming for 17 years 10 months

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Source:  Climate Depot

Lord Monckton

Lord Monckton

Global Temperature Update

No global warming for 17 years 10 months

After a one-month pause in the lengthening of the pause, the lengthening pause is lengthening again.

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley

Taking the least-squares linear-regression trend on Remote Sensing Systems’ satellite-based monthly global mean lower-troposphere temperature dataset, there has been no global warming – none at all – for 17 years 10 months. This is the longest continuous period without any warming in the global instrumental temperature record since the satellites first watched in 1979. It has endured for more than half the entire satellite temperature record. Yet the lengthening Pause coincides with a continuing, rapid increase in atmospheric CO2 concentration.

see full paper here:  http://www.climatedepot.com/2014/07/03/global-temperature-standstill-lengthens-no-global-warming-for-17-years-10-months-since-sept-1996-214-months/

 

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…)

Latest Study into the Possibility of Megadroughts Ignores Much of the Real Science of Climate Change

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Source: Daily Sheepledrought

By Chris Carrington

A new study in the Journal of Climate Science warns that decades long drought may become the norm for the southwestern United States.

“A drier Southwest is also a Southwest at risk of a megadrought,” said study author Toby Ault, a climate scientist at Cornell University.

Of course, the study implicates global warming as the cause of these future droughts, it does not take into account the planet hasn’t actually warmed at all since 1998. Publications from around the world have published articles relating to the hiatus in global warming. You can read some of them here, here, and here. This article, by the eminent climate scientist Prof Don Easterbrook gives a full explanation of not only the end, for now of global warming, but how the planet is actually cooling at the moment. (more…)

New papers at SPPI

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

Source:  SPPI

ECONOMICS OF BIOFUELSeconomics_biofuels

Aside from rejecting biofuel expansion and use for environmental reasons (see Biofuels (Land and Water Concerns)[1] and Biofuels (Miscellaneous)[2] in our Subject Index), the production and use of biofuels from an economic perspective does not make much sense either. Proponents of biofuels say their increased production will increase the supply of transportation fuels and therefore lead to lower prices. Critics of biofuels point out ethanol often costs more, not less, than gasoline, either because of production costs or supplies that can’t keep pace with government mandates, and therefore leads to higher prices at least in the short run.

 

Analysis of the Second Order Draft of the Working I Contribution to IPCC 5ARAnalysis of the 2nd Order Draft of the Working Group I IPCC 5AR

The preparation of IPCC Assessment Reports involves several stages, three of which are designated
“Expert Review”, “Expert and Government Review” and “Government Review”. These three stages
respectively address the first order draft (FOD), the second order draft (SOD) and the near-final
draft of the Summary for Policymakers.

Of particular interest to the wider scientific community is the review of the SOD of the Working
Group I contribution to these assessment reports because this is the last stage at which individual
reviewers can comment on the draft document.

 

Rewriting Sunspot Historyrewriting_sunspot_history

 

In 2006, when I first made the mistake of writing publicly of my doubts about the Party Line on manmade global warming, I began to receive 100 emails a day from interested members of the public – and of the scientific community. I have been doing my best to answer the best of them ever since.

 

One was from Dr. Dennis Ray Wingo of NASA. He told me the magnetic convection currents beneath both hemispheres of the Sun had slowed to walking pace. This was unprecedented in the record. He expected that solar cycles would lengthen and the vigor of solar activity would decline, perhaps for up to 60 years.