Posts Tagged ‘Greenland’

4000-year temp History in Greenland

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Source:  NIPCC

Reference
Kobashi, T., Kawamura, K., Severinghaus, J.P., Barnola, J.-M., Nakaegawa, T., Vinther, B.M., Johnsen, S.J. and Box, J.E. 2011. High variability of Greenland surface temperature over the past 4000 years estimated from trapped air in an ice core. Geophysical Research Letters 38: 10.1029/2011GL049444.

Providing some background for their study Kobashi et al. (2011) write that, supposedly, “Greenland recently incurred record high temperatures and ice loss by melting, adding to concerns that anthropogenic warming is impacting the Greenland ice sheet and in turn accelerating global sea-level rise.” However, they state that “it remains imprecisely known for Greenland how much warming is caused by increasing atmospheric greenhouse gases versus natural variability.” (more…)

Royal Society issues new climate change guide that admits there are ‘uncertainties’

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Source:  UK Daily Mail

By Niall Firth, UK Daily Mail

The UK’s leading scientific body has been forced to rewrite its guide on climate change and admit that it is not known how much warmer the Earth will become.

The Royal Society has updated its guide after 43 of its members complained that the previous version failed to take into account the opinion of climate change sceptics.

Now the new guide, called ‘Climate change: a summary of the science’, admits that there are some ‘uncertainties’ regarding the science behind climate change. And it says that it impossible to know for sure how the Earth’s climate will change in the future nor what the possible effects may be.

The 19-page guide says: ‘It is not possible to determine exactly how much the Earth will warm or exactly how the climate will change in the future, but careful estimates of potential changes and associated uncertainties have been made. Scientists continue to work to narrow these areas of uncertainty. Uncertainty can work both ways, since the changes and their impacts may be either smaller or larger than those projected.’ (more…)

New Material Posted on the NIPCC Web site

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Source:  http://www.nipccreport.org/index.html

Models Warm the Lower Troposphere Too Much: A Fingerprint Test with Updated Data (22 Sep 2010)

Climate models predict a hotspot of atmospheric warming in the tropical troposphere, but a new analysis suggests that real data do not show this hotspot, based on several types of surface and tropospheric data. Read More

Improved Analysis of Grace Data Shows Ice Accumulation in Greenland and Lower Global Ice Loss than Previous Studies (22 Sep 2010)

Estimates of current rates of ice loss for Greenland and Antarctica have been reduced by a factor of two, suggesting that almost none of the sea level rise over the past decade is due to glacial ice loss, which finding is rather odd if you believe the climate alarmist claim that the earth has experienced unprecedentedly warm air temperatures due to global warming over this interval. Read More

The Medieval Warm Period at Lake Silvaplana in Switzerland (22 Sep 2010)

Results of a new temperature reconstruction from Switzerland reveal that there is nothing unprecedented, unusual or unnatural about the level of warmth that has been reached during the Current Warm Period. Read More (more…)

Our glaciers are growing, not melting – More falsehoods from Al Gore

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

Source:  icecap

by Robert W. Felix

8 Mar 10 – “Almost all of the ice-covered regions of the Earth are melting – and seas are rising,” said Al Gore in an op-ed piece in the New York Times on February 27. Both parts of Gore’s statement are false. Never mind that Mr. Gore makes only passing reference to the IPCC’s fraudulent claims that the Himalayan glaciers will all melt by 2035. (“A flawed overestimate,” he explains.)

Never mind that Mr. Gore dismisses the IPCC’s fraudulent claims that the oceans are rising precipitously. (“Partly inaccurate,” he huffs.) Never mind that Mr. Gore completely ignores the admission by the CRU’s disgraced former director Phil Jones that global temperatures have essentially remained unchanged for the past 15 years. I’ll let someone else dissect Gore’s lawyering comments, and concentrate on just the one sentence about melting ice, because neither part of that sentence is true. Contrary to Gore’s assertions, almost all of the ice-covered regions of the Earth are growing, not melting – and the seas are not rising.

Let’s look at the facts. (more…)

Climategate’s Phil Jones Confesses to Climate Fraud

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Source: American Thinker

By Marc Sheppard

By now, Phil Jones of the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) should require no introduction, so let’s get right to it.  In a BBC Q&A and corresponding interview released Friday, the discredited Climategate conspirator revealed a number of surprising insights into his true climate beliefs, the most shocking of which was that 20th-century global warming may not have been unprecedented.  As the entire anthropogenic global warming (AGW) theory is predicated on correlation with rising CO2 levels, this first-such confession from an IPCC senior scientist is nothing short of earth-shattering.

Of course, much will be made of Jones’s claim that the refusal to share raw temperature data was partially based on the fact that it “was not well enough organized.” And rightly so, as the very idea that the major datasets CRU released for use in vital anomaly and temperature reconstructions were based on data not “organized” enough to be made public reeks of fraudulent behavior. (more…)

The Noble Lord is right

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

From The Lord Donoughue

(Hansard, House of Lords, 14 January 2009, cols. 645-646)

My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Stone, for the opportunity to discuss the Copenhagen conference. Personally, I am not sure whether its failure was a disaster for the future of the planet or a fortunate rescue from dangerous commitments. Time will tell. I want to focus today on global warming, which is allegedly occurring on an unprecedented scale and is allegedly caused by man-made carbon emissions – the majority view is certainly that way.

First, I should declare that I have no training in physical science, although I have in social science from I was when an academic at the LSE, and I am aware of the use and misuse of statistics. I should also emphasise that I believe it is of prime importance to protect our planet from pollution of its earth, skies and oceans. I am also convinced that climate change is, indeed, taking place; it always has. There is nothing new there, although the volatility may now be much greater. However, climate change may not be the same as unprecedented global warming, although there is of course a link. (more…)

Ship of Lies 2: The Al Gore Fibfest continues

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

From the Viscount Monckton of Brenchley in Copenhagen

Next up, after Bob Corell (see previous posting), was Mr. Jonas Gahr Store, the nattily-dressed Foreign Minister of Norway. He told us, with all the panicky solemnity and solemn panic that is the hallmark of every politician’s speech at this conference, that “We Have To Reduce Methane By 180 Million Tons A Year!” Or Else. No, Jonas, we don’t. There’s so little methane in the atmosphere, and its concentration is rising so slowly, that we’d hardly be able to measure the warming it causes even after 1000 years.

The next scare he thought up was Black Carbon. This, he told us in the unreferenced, I-just-made-it-up manner that everyone here is adopting, has caused “12% of warming to date.” No, it hasn’t. Nearly all of the Earth’s albedo – its capacity to reflect sunlight harmlessly straight back into space – comes from clouds, whose reflectance is near-totally unaffected by particulate pollution. For this reason, having a little soot in the air – almost entirely from environmentally ill-regulated third-world countries such as India and China – makes practically no difference to temperature. (more…)

A Non-Problem Spun up into a Global Crisis

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

By The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley

  • An Australian reader has sent in a question-and-answer sheet on the climate completed by Dr. Andrew Glikson on behalf of a Member of Parliament who believes “global warming” is a global crisis and has circulated Dr. Glikson’s document to her constituents. The reader has asked us to provide a commentary on Dr. Glikson’s answers, which we do with pleasure.

1. Are human activities contributing to climate change? How do we know the atmosphere build up of greenhouse gases is due to human activity?

Glikson: Since the industrial revolution in the mid-18th century, combustion of fossil fuel resulted in the emission of more than 320 billion tons of carbon in the form of CO2. This is more than half the pre-industrial carbon content of the atmosphere of 590 billion tons. About 200 billion tons stayed in the atmosphere, raising CO2 concentration from 280 parts per million (ppm) to the current level of 388 ppm.  (more…)

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