Climategate

"Carbon (Dioxide) trading is now the fastest growing commodities market on earth.....And here’s the great thing about it. Unlike traditional commodities markets, which will eventually involve delivery to someone in physical form, the carbon (dioxide) market is based on lack of delivery of an invisible substance to no-one. Since the market revolves around creating carbon (dioxide) credits, or finding carbon (dioxide) reduction projects whose benefits can then be sold to those with a surplus of emissions, it is entirely intangible." (Telegraph)

This blog has been tracking the 'Global Warming Scam' for over four years now. There are a very large number of articles being published in blogs and more in the MSM who are waking up to the fact the public refuse to be conned any more and are objecting to the 'green madness' of governments and the artificially high price of energy. This blog will now be concentrating on the major stories as we move to the pragmatic view of 'not if, but when' and how the situation is managed back to reality. To quote Professor Lindzen, "a lot of people are going to look pretty silly"


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Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Lost photos prove Greenland's ice was melting FASTER 80 years ago than today

Daily Mail
"A stash of 80-year-old photo plates in a Danish basement has proved that Greenland's ice was melting even faster then that it is now. In the thirties, Greenland's ice was melting rapidly, then there was a cooling period in the middle part of the twentieth century, and now it is melting again, accelerating in the 2000s. Images of ice shelves from the pre-satellite era are extremely rare, so it's often difficult to assess the scale and speed of Arctic ice melting today. Researchers at the National Survey and Cadastre of Denmark had been storing the glass plates since explorer Knud Rasmussen's expedition to the southeast coast of Greenland in the early 1930s. In this week's online edition of Nature Geoscience, Ohio State University researchers and colleagues in Denmark describe how they analyzed ice loss in the region by comparing the images on the plates to aerial photographs and satellite images taken from World War II to today. Taken together, the imagery shows that glaciers in the region were melting even faster in the 1930s than they are today, said Jason Box, associate professor of geography and researcher at the Byrd Polar Research Center at Ohio State."

Global warming sceptics are BETTER-informed about science than believers

Daily Mail
"Climate change sceptics are often derided as uninformed - but a new study proves that the opposite is the case. Sceptical individuals are slightly MORE science literate than 'believers' in climate change. The difference isn't huge, according to a survey of 1500 U.S. adults. 57% of sceptics are 'science literate' according to tests asking basic science and maths questions, versus 56% of believers."

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Monday, 28 May 2012

This new paper may explain the widespread belief in the value of Michael Mann’s methods and the ‘bet’ on the Hockey Stick

WUWT
"So why would I point out a paper on gambling as being relevant to the hockey stick? Because, the hockey stick was in fact a huge gamble on the part of “The Team”. They knew full well the science in it was shonky, but they hedged their bets with techniques (such as Mike’s Nature Trick) that gave a result that they felt sure would be “bought” by the scientific community at large. It was a good gamble at the time, but as Climategate has shown us, it may have been a winning hand with a one time jackpot, but they are losing the card game as the other players slowly realize they have a cheat in their midst."

Furore over EU's new 'green' fuel drive that will force 4p a litre rise in petrol

Daily Mail
"Bureaucrats in Europe could push the price of petrol up in the UK by 4p a litre by dictating 'green' fuel targets to member states. Under tough energy targets in a Brussels directive, 10 per cent of the energy used in the transport sector across the EU will have to come from biofuels or other 'renewable' energy sources rather than fossil fuel by 2020. But campaigners argue that the green initiative will just penalise motorists and taxpayers in Britain who are already struggling to keep their head above water in the current economic climate."

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Facepalm! Gore’s “dirty energy = dirty weather” claims about the US are laughable in the context of other countries

WUWT
"Al Gore, is his usual incompetent persona, is bloviating weapons grade nonsense again."

India May Ban European Airlines Over Carbon Tax

GWPF
"NEW DELHI – India may ban European carriers from flying into the country if the European Union includes airlines in its emissions control system, a senior Indian government official said Friday."

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Multiple Glacier Studies Show Wide Holocene Climate Variations In Asia And Europe

NoTricksZone
"..Not surprisingly, these changes coincide with changes occurring at other parts of the globe, and so add to the massive weight of evidence refuting the claim that climate fluctuations on centurial in millennial scales are regional phenomena and occur over a small temperature range."

Green Energy Transition: Germany Fears De-Industrialisation

GWPF
"As a result of Germany's green energy transition, electricity prices are exploding. Consumers and businesses are paying the price while Germany faces gradual de-industrialisation. Economists estimate that the cost of the green energy transition will total 170 billion Euros by 2020. This is more than double of what Germany would have to write off if Greece were to withdraw from the monetary union."

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Britain Should Look To America For Real Energy Solutions

GWPF
"Those who doubt that market forces still have the power to transform the world aren't paying attention to America's revitalized energy sector.....But high energy prices prompted companies to develop new technologies. Hydraulic fracturing—drilling deep vertical wells then drilling horizontally to release natural gas from shale rock—was perfected. Because of that, natural gas reserves increased dramatically while prices fell. In 2008, natural gas sold for about $12-$14 per thousand cubic feet. Now it sells for about $2 per thousand cubic feet. Instead of supplies lasting only 12 years, there is now sufficient natural gas for at least 100 years."

NASA Astronauts Announce Second Letter to NASA at Heartland Conference

WUWT
"At the Heartland Conference in Chicago this morning, four of the forty-nine signers of the March letter to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden (discussed at WUWT here, here, and here) appeared to discuss their reasons for signing that letter and to announce a second letter responding to NASA’s response. The text of that letter is reproduced below: ....In our letter of March 28, 2012, we, the undersigned, respectfully requested that NASA and the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) refrain from including unproven remarks in public releases and websites.On April 11th, Dr. Waleed Abdalati responded, holding that: “As an agency, NASA does not draw conclusions and issue ‘claims’ about research findings.” Eight days later, at a senate hearing, Dr. Abdalati, did just that......"

Monday, 21 May 2012

Reformation In The ‘Church of Global Warming’?

GWPF
"The Church of Global Warming — or is it climate change or maybe climate disruption — is currently enduring a crisis of belief somewhat akin to the time when, in 1517, Martin Luther engaged in his theological carpentry at the All Saint’s Church in Wittenberg. Former believers have become skeptics. NASA astronauts and scientists now doubt the whole business and the remaining true believers accuse them of joining the Flat Earth Society or becoming the equivalent of Holocaust deniers."

Sceptic at the Herald

Quadrant Online
"Each weekend the Sydney Morning Herald’s News Review poses a question and invites answers from four people; most recently they asked a climate sceptic to take part. ......My 400 word contribution below argues that, for various reasons, over the last couple of years there has been a major shift in attitudes in that the need for urgent action has virtually disappeared from the policy agenda in most countries and that a binding international agreement is unobtainable. I also refer to a report that Republican President candidate Mitt Romney has “decided to say that climate change is a hoax and you can’t trust scientists”. This report comes from an interview of Norm Ornstein (a leading US political analyst at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington) on the 7.30 Report of 16 May. If Romney were to be elected and if he maintained this view, there would be significant implications for US (and international) policies on climate change."

The shonky world of Guardian reporting – they Fakegate themselves

WUWT "..Readers may recall Goldenberg is the same reporter who broke the Fakegate story there originally, without bothering to check the authenticity of the Heartland documents first, or even to await confirmation from me on questions before publishing a smear. It seems she wrote a story “clearing” Peter Gleick of the document forgery, but the story had no references, no quotes, no sources, nothing."

Saturday, 19 May 2012

About the euro, and global warming, it turns out the 'thought criminals' were right

Telegraph,Christopher Booker
"We saw this for years in the way that those daring to question the euro, or the onward march of the EU to political integration, were dismissed with contempt – by politicians, the BBC and every variety of the great and the good – as “fruitcakes”, “xenophobes” and “Little Englanders”. We saw it in spades as the promoters of “consensus” on global warming took over the commanding heights of the scientific world – such as the Royal Society, Nature, the universities (on a sea of climate-change related funding). Supported again by politicians and the BBC, they were determined to show the maximum intolerance to those who challenged their orthodoxy, however rationally: these were “deniers”, “flat-earthers”, “anti-science nutters”, who must be “in the pay of Big Oil”. But in each of these important fields where dissent has been treated as thoughtcrime, the world has moved on - and very much as the heretics were urging for so long. The global warming scare has not continued to unfold as projected by those bent computer models on which it rested. Temperatures have not risen as predicted, the ice caps aren’t melting, nor sea levels rising, nor hurricanes, droughts and heatwaves intensifying as we were assured they would."

Friday, 18 May 2012

Germany’s Green Revolution Turns Into A Bloodbath – “Solar Valley” Literally Gets Obliterated

NoTricksZone
"German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung here reports on another major German solar manfuacturer that has gone insolvent. A week ago solar cell and module manufacturer Sovello declared insolvency."

Europe's Return To Coal

GWPF
"So far this year, coal-fired power generation in Germany has grown to 68% from 53% as a share of nuclear and fossil-fuel generation, according to the Leipzig-based European Energy Exchange. Profits at coal-fired plants in Germany are up by 30%. The British government reports that U.K. coal plants are running at capacity, and that coal's share in power generation has been rising from 2009 lows."

Thursday, 17 May 2012

How Canada Stopped Talking About Climate Change

GWPF
"First, Stephen Harper and Company may be sincere about tackling climate change. In that case, they are grossly incompetent. Their policy is a mess. They have accomplished little or nothing. And there’s no reason to think they will do any better in the future. The other possibility is that Stephen Harper and Company are lying. They do not have any intention of tackling climate change. They never did. Their only real goal is to manage the file so it doesn’t become a political liability, which they have done with considerable success."

New paper using RADARSAT data: Antarctic ice shelves slowed down – “…have not been changed in a significant way in the past 12 years”

WUWT
"This study Twelve years of ice velocity change in Antarctica observed by RADARSAT-1 and -2 satellite radar interferometry (Full paper here) with radar data seems to indicate there not much change in the past 12 years, the authors write:"

New paper finds world's oceans have warmed only 0.09°C over past 55 years

The Hockey Schtick
"A paper published today in Geophysical Research Letters finds the oceans have warmed only 0.09°C over the 55 year period from 1955-2010. According to the authors, this resulted in a sea level rise of 0.54 mm per year [only 2.12 inches per century] and corresponds to 0.39 Watts per square meter of the ocean surface. However, the IPCC claims the increase in CO2 from 1955-2010 'should' have warmed the oceans by 1.12 Watts per square meter [5.35*ln(389.78/312) = 1.12 W/m2]. Thus, even if one assumes all ocean warming is due to increased greenhouse gases, the IPCC has exaggerated climate sensitivity to CO2 by a factor of almost 3 times [1.12/0.39]. [This is why Trenberth can't find his "missing heat"-it never existed in the first place]. In reality, greenhouse gases cannot warm the oceans at all because they radiate infrared which only penetrates the surface of water a few microns to cause evaporative cooling."

Coldest May Latest: How often does it snow in May? by The Met Office

Climate Realists
Snowfall at this time of year isn’t an annual event, so it’s not completely normal, but it’s fair to say it’s not completely unusual either. We last saw snow in May all the way back in… 2011, just last year, and we also saw more snow in 2010. If we look back through the records dating back to 1910, the snowiest May on record was most likely in 1979 when 342 weather observation sites reported snow on 2 May."

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

New paper finds climate computer models exaggerate global warming and don't reproduce Pacific ocean oscillations

The Hockey Schtick
"A paper published today in Geophysical Research Letters finds "Most [climate] models overestimate trends, whereby the models predict less warming or even cooling in the earlier decades compared to observations and too much warming in recent decades." Furthermore, the paper finds that the most influential ocean oscillation on the planet, the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO), is poorly reproduced by climate models."

Monday, 14 May 2012

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But then I saw the facts, now I’m no believer

Andrew Bolt,Herald Sun (Australia)
"Klaus-Eckart Puls, a German physicist and meteorologist, tells the Swiss magazine factum that he’s sorry he ever fell for the global warming hysteria: ..."

Sunday, 13 May 2012

200 Year Supply Of Oil In One Single Shale Formation

GWPF
The Green River Formation—an assemblage of over 1,000 feet of sedimentary rocks that lie beneath parts of Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming—contains the world’s largest deposits of oil shale. USGS estimates that the Green River Formation contains about 3 trillion barrels of oil. At the midpoint of this estimate, almost half of the 3 trillion barrels of oil would be recoverable. This is an amount about equal to the entire world’s proven oil reserves."

Keeping the country short of water is now government – and EU – policy

Telegraph,Christopher Booker
"..Astonishingly, it now emerges, it has become quite deliberate government policy to keep Britain short of water. And the explanation for this baffling volte-face lies in a “Communication” issued in 2007 by the European Commission (COM (2007) 414 Final) “addressing the challenge of water scarcity and droughts in the European Union”. This document was based on the belief that Europe was facing a water crisis due to global warming. The only way to meet the prospect of severe droughts, it argued, was to encourage us all to use water much more “efficiently”. Not once in this 14-page document is there any mention of the need to improve the storage of water. From now on, the policy of member states must be, by every possible means, to reduce the use of water, not least by making it more expensive. This is the policy that our government has now adopted, as was confirmed last year by Mrs Spelman’s White Paper, Water for Life. In all its 105 pages, there are plenty of mentions of climate change and the need to conserve water in face of the predicted droughts. As Mrs Spelman put it, when rivers start to run dry and cracks appear in those empty reservoirs, “we must recognise these as warning signs of what we might expect to see in a changing climate”. But not once, as in the EU’s paper, is there any mention of a need to build new reservoirs. The only message is that we must learn to conserve this “precious resource”, not least by making us pay more for it."

Friday, 11 May 2012

In a nutshell: Why models are wrong and and manmade global warming not catastrofic, explained in 3 vidoes by Dr David Evans

Hide The Decline
"These videos explain everything you need to know regarding global warming: That models showing catastrofic global warming are wrong, why and how they got it wrong, and finally some considerations regarding how close we were to real catastrophy in Copenhagen in 2009."

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Queen's Speech 2012: energy laws will send bills soaring

Telegraph
"British households will have to cover the cost of the subsidies through their energy bills over the next 20 years. The Government said the main point of the new Energy Bill is to make electricity “secure, affordable and low-carbon”. It will hand millions of pounds per year to energy companies in a subsidy called “capacity payments” simply for keeping their power stations open to back up wind farms. Another subsidy called “contracts for difference” will artificially raise the price of electricity to make it worthwhile for companies to build nuclear power stations."

Gillard's "scorched earth policy"

Climate Common Sense
"Labor is currently wanting to increase the nation's credit card limit from 250 billion to 300 billion - a far cry from the billions in surplus it inherited. The effect of the Carbon Tax in killing the non-mining economy is yet to be seen as most of small business will be whacked without any compensation."

Is 'global cooling' on the way? Lake sediment proves sun cooled earth 2,800 years ago - and it could happen again soon

Daily Mail
#Lake sediment proves 'solar minimum' caused 200 years of cooling 2,800 years ago
#New minimum due soon - after this year's increased sunspot activity
#Sun's activity CAN cause changes in Earth's climate, claim scientists
#May throw predictions of global warming out of whack
"The link between Solar ‘moods’ and the weather down here on Earth was first noticed in the 1970s, when the American astronomer Jack Eddy noticed a strong correlation between historic weather records and contemporaneous accounts of Solar activity, most notably the long record of sunspots published a century before by the astronomer Edward Maunder. Eddy noticed that a ‘quiet’ Sun correlates with cold weather and a manic phase means warmer conditions. His best evidence for this link comes from the last time the Sun went to sleep, the so-called ‘Maunder Minimum’ period from 1645 to 1715. During this period and for about a century either side, much of Europe and North America suffered a succession of bitterly cold winters and damp washout summers - the ‘little ice age’.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

The Yamal deception

Bishop Hill "As many readers are probably aware, there has been an important new posting at Climate Audit about the Yamal affair. This posting is an attempt to set out the whole story of Yamal. It reworks an article I did in 2009 and incorporates new developments since that time. I hope readers find it useful."

Weeks of wet weather to come during Britain's coldest May in 300 years

Metro
"Central England temperatures so far this month average 8.6C, 1.6C below normal. The last time May was colder was in 1698, at 8.5C over the whole month. And the Met Office has warned that weeks of wet weather ahead could wash out the Queen’s diamond jubilee celebrations. The Environment Agency issued two flood warnings and 14 alerts, warning of high tides swamping coastlines across South Wales." (H/T Climate Realists)

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

'Death threat' fictions

QuadrantOnline (Australia)
"In the past fortnight official information has been released that the ‘death threats’ were fiction. The story was a mammoth beat-up promulgated and/or swallowed by the science community, which normally prides itself on checking evidence."

Monday, 7 May 2012

Yamal FOI Sheds New Light on Flawed Data

Steve McIntyre "As CA readers know, Mann’s “solid” reconstruction without tree rings was a mirage: it depended on Mann’s use of contaminated Tiljander data, used upside down. In the SI to Mann et al 2009, Mann conceded that his no-dendro reconstructions did not validate without contaminated data (but, unfortunately, did not notify PNAS or retract the earlier paper). Nor did Mann notify Revkin of the then pending admissions, instead allowing Revkin to continue to believe that the Mann et al 2008 no-dendro reconstruction was “solid”. In his recent book, Mann made no reference to the apparent concessions on the invalidity of Mann et al no-dendro reconstructions, instead claiming that Mann et al 2008 had used “objective” methods to validate the contaminated data."

East Anglia Climatic Research Unit shown to be liars by results of latest FOIA ruling and investigation

WUWT "Given what I’ve witnessed and recalled from the history of the Yamal affair with Steve McIntyre’s latest investigation, I’m now quite comfortable applying the label of “liar” to the CRU regarding their handling of data, of accusations, and of FOIA."

Sunday, 6 May 2012

How climate change has got Worldwide Fund for Nature bamboozled

Telegraph "What a strange body the WWF (formerly the World Wildlife Fund, now the Worldwide Fund for Nature) has become these days. It is the largest, richest and most influential environmental lobbying organisation in the world. Originally set up in 1961 by Julian Huxley, Prince Philip, Prince Bernhard and others, for the admirable purpose of campaigning to save species endangered by human activity, it has morphed in the last 20 years into something very different, more akin to a multinational corporation. The WWF empire now derives a very hefty chunk of its income from partnerships with governments, or the EU, or actual multinationals, such as Coca-Cola and Sky, which like to use its iconic panda logo (originally designed by the naturalist Peter Scott) to give an “eco-caring” gloss to their commercial activities. The chief reason why it has so greatly increased its wealth and influence is that it has joined other lobby groups, such as Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace, in pushing to the top of its agenda that most fashionable and lucrative of environmental causes, the “battle to halt climate change”.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

WINTER TO LAST UNTIL JUNE

Daily Express
"This weekend looks set to be the coldest start to May for more than 70 years and the Met men say the miserable weather, more like winter than spring, could drag on until June."

Friday, 4 May 2012

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Lying climate scientists lie again – about death threats, this time

Telegraph " CLAIMS that some of Australia's leading climate change scientists were subjected to death threats as part of a vicious and unrelenting email campaign have been debunked by the Privacy Commissioner. Timothy Pilgrim was called in to adjudicate on a Freedom of Information application in relation to Fairfax and ABC reports last June alleging that Australian National University climate change researchers were facing the ongoing campaign and had been moved to "more secure buildings" following explicit threats."

Turn south, and head straight for 400 miles: GPS trackers reveal polar bears can swim non-stop for up to 10 days

Daily Mail "A total of 20 bears tracked from 2004 to 2009 repeatedly embarked on long-distance journeys, with an average length of 96 miles. One bear was able to swim 220 miles, while another covered an astonishing 420 miles non-stop over the course of ten days. The findings, collated by the US Geological Survey and published in the Canadian Journal of Zoology, found a third of the 52 bears tracked swam more than 30 miles."

Mayday! Rain, biting winds and even snow are on the way for the Bank Holiday weekend

Daily Mail
#Temperatures expected to fall to as low as -9C
#More heavy rain expected to fall in southern England and Wales today
#Snow forecast in May for parts of northern England and Scotland
#April was the coldest month since 1989

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

SMH promises an end to an old trick of the warmists

Andrew Bolt,Herald Sun (Australia) "Sceptics have had a win against the alarmists at the Sydney Morning Herald. Judy Prisk, the readers’ editor of the paper, promises the end of a trick that has been shamelessly pulled for years: Several times in past months the Herald has used photographs of steam rising from power station chimneys with captions or subheads intimating that the steam was a polluting pall......"

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Germany Succeeds Making Energy Unaffordable For 15% Of Its Population – 600,000 Households Disconnected Annually!

NoTricksZone "Every year 600,000 households (2 million people) are getting their power switched off in Germany because they can’t afford the skyrocketing electric bills. At that rate the country (population 80 million) will become blacked-out like North Korea by 2050."