Posts Tagged ‘NIPCC’

June 2014 Archive of Scientific Literature Reviews

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Source:  NIPCC
redwood trees

http://www.nipccreport.org/issues/2014/jun.html

Old Trees: The Bigger They Are, The More Carbon They Sequester (3 Jun 2014)
New data overturn an old concept, revealing that “rapid growth in giant trees is the global norm” and “it appears to hold regardless of competitive environment”… Read More (more…)

Climate Change Reconsidered II: Biological Impacts

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Source: http://nipccreport.org/reports/ccr2b/ccr2biologicalimpacts.html

Climate Change Reconsidered II: Biological Impacts

Climate Change Reconsidered II: Biological Impacts is an independent, comprehensive, and authoritative report on the impacts of climate change on plants, terrestrial animals, aquatic life, and human well-being. It is the fifth in a series of scholarly reports produced by the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC), an international network of climate scientists sponsored by three nonprofit organizations: Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP), and The Heartland Institute.

Previous volumes in the Climate Change Reconsidered series were published in 2008, 20092011 and 2013.

Whereas the reports of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warn of a dangerous human effect on climate, NIPCC concludes the human effect is likely to be small relative to natural variability, and whatever small warming is likely to occur will produce benefits as well as costs. (more…)

Archive of Scientific Literature Reviews, February 2014

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Source: NIPCC Reportglobe in hands

Atmospheric CO2 Helps Oak Trees Recover from Natural Disasters (4 Feb 2014)

Following massive aboveground destruction caused by both fires and hurricanes, atmospheric CO2 enrichment is able to bring scrub-oak ecosystemsback from the brink of death, so to speak, to once again flourish, as the life-giving gas stimulates root production and the acquisition of needed-but-scarce soil nutrients… Read 

Modelling Decadal to Centennial Climate in the Equatorial Pacific (4 Feb 2014)
It might just be too difficult to do with any dependable and/or useful degree of accuracy, as the authors of this paper write their findings “imply that the response of the tropical Pacific to future forcings may be even more uncertain than portrayed by state-of-the-art models because there are potentially important sources of century-scale variability that these models do not simulate.” Such uncertainties must be adequately addressed before model projections can be taken seriously… Read More

Four Decades of “Global Warming” on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii (4 Feb 2014)
The trend in the diurnal temperature range “shows a decline during the past 39 years with a stronger decreasing trend during the recent 25 years.” What might such declines portend for the island’s inhabitants?… Read More (more…)

UN climate delegates failing everyone

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Source:  Online Opinion  spider web

Oh what a tangled web we weave,
When first we practise to deceive!

Sir Walter Scott (1771 – 1832)

For many years, our representatives to the United Nations climate conferences have behaved as if they could make dramatic, headline-grabbing commitments without serious long term consequences. Perhaps they hoped people would forget about their agreements as the years went by and other pressing issued arose. Or maybe they assumed they would no longer be in office when the impact of their decisions would be felt.

The UN climate conference in Warsaw, Poland over the past two weeks has clearly demonstrated that their chickens are finally coming home to roost. UN delegates are actually being held accountable for the climate change problems which those representatives years ago claimed the developed world to be causing.

Developing countries are now demanding that we have an obligation to pay them trillions of dollars for loss and damages, since much of the extreme weather and other problems they are experiencing are supposedly our fault. (more…)

New Material Posted on the NIPCC Web site

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

Source: NIPCC

Reindeer Reproduction in a Warming World: Will It Be Helped or Hindered by the Changing Climate? (15 Oct 2013)

According to the authors of this study, who examined satellite derived measures of vegetation green-up, population densities, calf body masses and female reproductive success, the “effects of global warming on plant productivity and onset of spring are likely to positively affect sub-Arctic reindeer”… Read More

CMIP5 Backward Projections of Temperature and Precipitation (15 Oct 2013)
The best climate models of the present day are still not up to doing what we really need them to do to be of much service… Read More (more…)

New Material Posted on the NIPCC Web site

Friday, September 20th, 2013

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

Climate Change Reconsidered II – Physical Science Is Released

On September 17, the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change released Climate Change Reconsidered II: Physical Science, more than 1,000 pages documenting the evidence that anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions are not causing a global warming crisis. The report, published for NIPCC by The Heartland Institute, contains literally thousands of citations to the peer-reviewed literature. A downloadable PDF is available online at climatechangereconsidered.org, where you will also find previous volumes in the series, media coverage of the new volume’s release, and more.


New Material Posted on the NIPCC Web site

CMIP5 Modeling of Extreme Precipitation in Europe (17 Sep 2013)
Van Haren et al. conclude their report by declaring that “it is important that we improve our understanding of circulation changes, in particular related to the cause of the apparent mismatch between observed and modeled circulation trends over the past century,” citing Haarsma et al. (2013); for if the models don’t improve in this regard, neither will their precipitation predictions improve… Read More (more…)

Reduce U.S. Carbon Emissions To Zero, And The Temperature Decrease By 2100 Will Be Undetectable

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Source:  Forbes  climate_changed_reconsidered

by Pat Michaels

A year ago former Republican congressman Bob Inglis famously predicted the facts on global warming will “overwhelm” GOP resistance to climate change action, and alter the party’s stance.  In response, he proposed a carbon tax.

Thanks to this, we provide you with a calculator that may overwhelm the entire notion.  It’s our handy-dandy temperature savings calculator.  Mr. Inglis insists that his carbon tax will be “revenue neutral,” meaning, in toto, it will do nothing to the taxpayers’ bottom line.  Our calculator will show you that his tax also does nothing about global warming. (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…)

EPA Puts a Mafia-Style Hit on Sound Science

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Source: Heartland Institute

Written By: James M. Taylor

In its finding that carbon dioxide emissions threaten public health and welfare – a necessary prerequisite to stepping in and regulating carbon dioxide – EPA’s scientific analysis essentially deferred to the scandal-ridden United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2007 report. Yes, this is the same IPCC report in which key findings were supported solely by propaganda reports from the World Wildlife Fund, the same IPCC report in which the relative handful of lead authors included staff from Environmental Defense and Greenpeace, the same IPCC report in which these same lead authors rejected literally thousands of critical comments and suggested corrections from fellow IPCC contributors, and the same IPCC report that was shaped by the disgraced scientists is at the heart of the Climategate scandal.

Simply deferring to IPCC is hard to justify given the ongoing IPCC scandals and the calls even from IPCC participants for major reforms in the IPCC process. Worse yet, in its Response to Public Comments, EPA flippantly dismissed competing scientific findings that were compiled without the scandal and bias of IPCC. This flippant dismissal of inconvenient science demonstrates extreme bias, extreme stupidity, or both. We have sadly witnessed the equivalent of a La Cosa Nostra-style federal government hit on sound science and objective scientific research. (more…)

A physicist supports sound climate physics

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

From Professor Fred Singer

To the Institute of Physics, United Kingdom:

I am an elected Fellow of the American Physical Society and a co-organizer of a Petition drive to the APS Council to modify or withdraw the published APS Statement on Climate Change [see Nature 460:457, 23 July 2009]. Some 250 members and Fellows of the APS have now joined in signing this Petition, including members of the US National Academy of Sciences, a Nobelist, and many other prize winners.

I urge you to ignore all of the insubstantial criticisms leveled against your submission to the House of Commons’ inquiry into ClimateGate. All scientists should applaud your call for openness and sharing of data – even without the legal requirements of the Freedom of Information Act, and regardless of one’s position on the causes of global warming. To echo Margaret Thatcher’s admonition to President George Bush: “Don’t go wobbly!” (more…)

Dr. Craig Idso: Climate Heretic

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

The Heretics: Dr. Craig Idso
by Rich Trzupek

Source: Courtesy of Front Page

Given the dogmatic fervor of global warming proponents, and their intolerance of skeptics who dare to question the latest commandment (see: cap-and-trade [1]) in the green scripture, it is perhaps no coincidence that the environmentalist movement sometimes seems to have more in common with theology than with science. If that is true, then the logical word to describe those scientists who have challenged environmental hysteria and extremism is “heretics.” In a series of profiles, Front Page’s Rich Trzupek [2] will spotlight prominent scientists whose “heretical” research, publications, and opinions have helped add a much-needed dose of balance and fact to environmental debates that for too long have been driven by fear mongering and alarmism. In a field that demands political conformity, they defiantly remain the heretics.  – The Editors

Like many scientists, Dr. Craig Idso [4] has a problem with the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, but his perspective is a bit different. He believes the planet can use more. “As carbon dioxide concentrations rise, we expect plants to be more biodiverse,” Idso said. “We expect a great greening of planet earth.” (more…)