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 five 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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Monday, 28 December 2015

10 reasons that show global warming is not man-made. Physics Prof explains his switch to skepticism.

JoNova
10. “Data adjustment” is used to continue the perception of global warming:
7. The CO2 cannot, from a scientific perspective, be the cause of significant global temperature changes:
......Van Beizen’s other points essentially were that modern temperatures are not unprecedented — it’s all been hotter before. The pattern of warming in satellites doesn’t fit the supposed “forcing”. The world cooled after WWII when it was supposed to warm. The urban heat island effect is real.Warming temperatures cause rises in CO2 (but not necessarily the other way around)."  

What the authorities won’t tell you about the floods

NALOPKT
"Amid all the devastation and recrimination over the floods in Cumbria hardly anybody mentions one factor that may not be the sole cause, but certainly hasn’t helped, and that is the almost complete cessation of dredging of our rivers since we were required to accept the European Water Framework Directive (EWF) into UK law in 2000.
Yet until then, for all of recorded history, it almost went without saying that a watercourse needed to be big enough to take any water that flowed into it, otherwise it would overflow and inundate the surrounding land and houses. Every civilisation has known that, except apparently ours. It is just common sense. City authorities and, before them, manors and towns and villages, organised themselves to make sure their watercourses were cleansed, deepened and sometimes embanked to hold whatever water they had to carry away. ...................
But all this changed with the creation of the Environment Agency in 1997 and when we adopted the European Water Framework Directive in 2000. No longer were the authorities charged with a duty to prevent flooding. Instead, the emphasis shifted, in an astonishing reversal of policy, to a primary obligation to achieve ‘good ecological status’ for our national rivers. This is defined as being as close as possible to ‘undisturbed natural conditions’. ‘Heavily modified waters’, which include rivers dredged or embanked to prevent flooding, cannot, by definition, ever satisfy the terms of the directive. So, in order to comply with the obligations imposed on us by the EU we had to stop dredging and embanking and allow rivers to ‘re-connect with their floodplains’, as the currently fashionable jargon has it.
And to ensure this is done, the obligation to dredge has been shifted from the relevant statutory authority (now the Environment Agency) onto each individual landowner, at the same time making sure there are no funds for dredging. And any sand and gravel that might be removed is now classed as ‘hazardous waste’ and cannot be deposited to raise the river banks, as it used to be, but has to be carted away."

The EU is to Blame for Britain’s Flood Disaster

Breitbart
For green activists like Bill McKibben this is obviously another consequence of man-made climate change.
And the politicians agree – not just left wing ones like Hilary Benn but also notionally conservative ones like local MP Rory Stewart, Environment Secretary Liz Truss and Prime Minister David Cameron. All have suggested that the floods are the result of unprecedented ‘extreme weather events’ whose consequences are quite beyond their control.
Either they are ignorant or lying or buck-passing – or all three. As it was in Somerset in early 2014, so it is with the floods which have ravaged the north of England (and which are fast spreading south) this year. Yes, they are indeed a man-made creation – but the people mainly responsible are the bureaucrats and green activists at the European Union whose legislation has made it illegal for Britain to take the measures necessary to reduce the risk of flooding."

Saturday, 26 December 2015

CRU Fraud – Making The Hiatus Disappear

Real Science
The Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia used to show the “hiatus” very clearly. Then they talked it over with their fellow fraudsters at NOAA and NASA – and made the hiatus disappear by switching to a new version of their data. If you remove their recent 0.1 degree data tampering, then 1998 becomes the hottest year – which agrees with satellites. Previously, CRU had excellent agreement with satellites about the hiatus. Satellites are supposed to show larger swings than surface data, but the trend was the same. Also note how satellite data shows much larger spikes during El Nino events, like 1998 and 2010. The new CRU data creates a warming trend where there is none. But the real smoking gun of fraud is the divergence with satellites during the current El Nino. They should be converging, not diverging. "

Lindzen: A recent exchange in the Boston Globe clearly illustrated the sophistic nature of the defense of global warming alarm

WUWT
Even the IPCC recognizes that climate change has always occurred – including a warming episode from about 1919 to 1940 that was almost identical to the warming episode from about 1978 to 1998 that the IPCC does identify with human activities. However, all the claims cited by Dyson are frequently made by politicians and environmental activists (including Ban Ki Moon, Secretary General of the UN), and the IPCC scientists never really object. Why should they? Support for climate science (a rather small backwater field) has increased from about $500 million per year to about $9 billion. "

Where is the due diligence on 600 billion dollars invested in “decarbonisation”?

JoNova
Michael Kile expands on the little conflict of interest in the UN’s decarbonisation mission
It seems the UN is co-founding groups for money managers to get large funds to “decarbonize”. That’s code for chiseling investments out of coal and forcing them into the pointless, inefficient and uncompetitive “renewables”. But of course, renewables are only worth investing in if governments keep demanding people use them. If the darn voters vote muck it up, by voting for leaders who will stop wasting their money, the renewables industry is a dead dog. So the UN project (which is probably funded by taxpayers) aims to remove the risk for investors by lobbying governments to keep the regulations friendly to green investors (and not so much to taxpayers).
For the Green Machine, “due diligence” means putting the risks onto the taxpayer and citizen. For the free market, “due diligence” means assessing the scientific credibility of those who say they can control the weather. What are the odds that the debate can be kept out of the mainstream media, and this bizarre meme (man-made global warming) will still be running in a few decades? The risk is that voters will get sick of being called names for asking good questions, and they chuck out the gullible fools and parasites. How long has the Golden Gravy Train got?"

Analyst: US Senate Should Unilaterally Refuse to Ratify Paris Climate Treaty

Climate Depot
“The Senate leadership does not want an institutional fight,” but after cedingits institutional prerogative to President Obama over the Iran nuclear deal, it can and should reclaim its constitutional role by unilaterally refusing to ratify theParis climate change treaty, saysChristopher Horner, an attorney and senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI).
“Although the Senate’s treaty function has been greatly diminished, refusing to ratify sends a statement to the world that this agreement should be regarded as a promise, not a commitment. But not doing anything is, in fact, a commitment,” Horner told CNSNews.com.
“The ball really is in the Senate’s court,” he continued. “Obama knows that if the Senate says something, his signed pledge will be under a cloud. But if the Senate lets this go, there is no middle ground.”

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

WSJ: 'Paris Climate of Conformity: It pays to be skeptical of politicians who claim to be saving the planet'

The Hockey Schtick
The moment to be wariest of political enthusiasms is precisely when elite opinion is all lined up on one side. So it is with the weekend agreement out of Paris on climate policy, which President Obama declared with his familiar modesty “can be a turning point for the world” and is “the best chance we have to save the one planet that we’ve got.”
Forgive us for looking through the legacy smoke, but if climate change really does imperil the Earth, and we doubt it does, nothing coming out of a gaggle of governments and the United Nations will save it. What will help is human invention and the entrepreneurial spirit. To the extent the Paris accord increases political control over human and natural resources, it will make the world poorer and technological progress less likely."

Monday, 14 December 2015

Turnbull Will Always Have Paris

Quadrant Online (Australia)
It is inconceivable that Turnbull and his cronies are unaware of the fatuousness of a non-binding treaty based on carbon-reduction commitments, many made by some very dodgy regimes indeed. Despite the posturing in Paris, none actually believes anything substantive will actually come from the treaty they have blessed with pieties and photo ops. The establishment knows the science is bogus, but that is beside the point. There are lobbies to be pleasured, mates to be enriched, taxpayers to be fed nonsense with one hand and robbed blind with the other."

CRU Temperature Fraud

Real Science
The CRU temperature record run by Phil Jones is fraudulent. The case for this is shown clearly below.
In 1922, the US Consul reported a “radical change of climatic conditions in the Arctic” with “unheard of high temperatures.”  “Many old landmarks are so changed as to be unrecognizable.” “Glaciers have … entirely disappeared
In 1923, the glaciers of Glacier National Park in Montana were rapidly disappearing and predicted to be gone by 1950. By 1939, all of the glaciers in Eastern Greenland were nearing “catastrophic collapse.” By 1940, the Arctic had warmed six degrees, and sea ice had dramatically declined in thickness. By 1947, a ten degree rise in Arctic temperature was reported, and scientists were worried about sea level rise drowning seaports. By 1952, the glaciers of both Norway and Alaska had lost half their mass. This tells us that the warming was universal across the Arctic. The glaciers of Glacier National Park in Montana were still rapidly disappearing. Glaciers in the Alps disappeared during the first half of the century. However, a dramatic turnaround occurred, and by 1961 there was unanimous consensus for global cooling. By 1955, the glaciers of the Pacific Northwest were advancing – “for the first time in about one hundred years.” By 1970, the US and Soviet Union were trying to figure out why the Arctic ice was becoming “frigid” and Arctic sea ice was becoming “ominously thicker.” In 1976, scientists blamed “freakish weather” on global cooling, and the CIA said global cooling “will become the central issue of every government.” In 1976, all of the glaciers in northern Norway were expanding. The climate had cooled dramatically. In 1979, the global cooling since WWII was “indisputable.” NOAA reported 0.5C global cooling” In 1975, the National Academy of Sciences generated a graph of Northern Hemisphere land surface temperatures which accurately showed the warmth before 1940, followed by half a degree cooling. This graph made sense based on the behavior of the ice across the Northern Hemisphere and Arctic.
Here is where the problem comes in. The current CRU graph for Northern Hemisphere land surfaces makes no sense. It shows glaciers melting rapidly during a very cold period, and glaciers growing during a warmer period. The sharp cooling after 1940 has been nearly erased. The CRU temperatures are nonsense. The next graph shows how CRU generated their fraudulent graph. They cooled pre-1960 temperatures by about half a degree. The CRU fraud is much worse than that, however. Not only did they dramatically cool pre-1960 temperatures, but they dramatically warmed post-1980 temperatures relative to satellite Northern Hemisphere land temperatures (UAH V6) – to create a completely fake hockey stick of warming.The 1975 National Academy of Sciences data, combined with the recent satellite data, shows us that there has been little net warming since the 1930’s. The hockey stick is a total fabrication by government scientists. Climategate E-mails confirm that this manipulation of data was the scientists’ intent, and that they intended to cover up their activities.. Evidence is overwhelming that global warming/climate change is the biggest fraud in history."

Even Greenies Admit Paris Climate Talks Were A Total Waste Of Time

Breitbart
Here’s James Hansen, NASA’s former in-house activist and the man who invented global warming hysteria:
“It’s a fraud really, a fake,” he says, rubbing his head. “It’s just bullshit for them to say: ‘We’ll have a 2C warming target and then try to do a little better every five years.’ It’s just worthless words. There is no action, just promises. As long as fossil fuels appear to be the cheapest fuels out there, they will be continued to be burned.”
I never thought I’d say this but Hansen is totally right here. It was all bullshit. The words were all worthless. There will not be any action. And yes fossil fuels will carry on being burned a) because, as Hansen says, they’re the cheapest fuels out there and b) because, as he probably meant to say, fossil fuels are God’s way of telling us He wants us to be rich and warm, not cold and poor."

Australian Academy of Science trains school children to be lobbyists and teachers don’t mind

JoNova (Australia)
Wow. Just wow. Tony Thomas has uncovered the material the AAS provides to thousands of Australian teachers and students under the guise of science education resources.
As far as climate science goes, they might as well have hired Greenpeace. Mining is a questionable activity, Bob Brown is a hero, students should be lobbyists, and climate activists are champions. Forget the calculator, just whip out the placards. Science is not about evidence or thinking, but about following “reputable web sites” (which is code for “give me your brain and I’ll tell you what to think”). Coal is not so much a combustible mineral, as the number one “climate killer”. Not quite the dispassionate, logical path we used to think an Academy of Science might pursue."

Aussie Carbon Pricing is Back

WUWT
Remember back when Australian voters thought they were electing a government which was committed to abolishing carbon taxes? The following are the words of Australia’s Environment Minister Greg Hunt, who under former Prime Minister Tony Abbott vigorously opposed carbon pricing;  ....
So which is it Greg – were you opposed to carbon pricing, until your new boss Malcolm Turnbull told you to embrace carbon pricing? Or did your party lie to the Australian people about being opposed to carbon pricing, back when you were campaigning for our votes? Or is there an innocent explanation for this apparent backflip which I have overlooked?
Given the horrific Danish experience, in which Danes lost 2% of their GDP to carbon fraud, in my opinion, encouraging the purchase of international carbon credits is tantamount to an invitation to criminals to loot the Australian economy."

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Paris, COP21, Obama Declares Victory, the TPP Likely Gives It To Him

E.M.Smith
Obama was just on the news declaring victory for “climate justice”. (ANY adjective in front of “justice” is a red flag to a propaganda ploy. There is only “justice”, not flavors of it. Things are either just, or not… )
It’s his Big Legacy and he’s asserting this was a big win.
Some other folks are quasi celebrating that it’s Yet Another Farce and can’t possibly be enforce anyway as it “isn’t a treaty”.
But there’s a secret back door in the works. The TPP."

Obama will use TPP to Enforce his Climate Agreement

American Thinker
Little appreciated in the current debate on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is the dramatic way the TPP will abrogate legislative authority permanently from the U.S. Congress to the president. TPP creates a commission with full power to amend the agreement, and an arbitration mechanism with the strength to enforce such amendments. The House and Senate gave up their rights to amend TPP, but they can still vote it down when it comes up for up-or-down votes in both chambers next year.
Although many people still labor under the delusion that TPP is a free trade agreement, the 5,544 page TPP regulates trade, the environment, immigration, patents, copyrights, and labor laws among the 12 countries that are participants and the additional countries that are expected to join. Consequently, in a post-TPP world, U.S. presidents could force almost any alteration in U.S. law simply by achieving support in the TPP commission for a U.S. specific modification to the TPP. Case in point today, Obama’s climate ambitions.  ...........
Republicans are now beginning to realize that Obama will use TPP to enforce his climate agreement. Manning continues:
There can be little doubt that Obama plans on using the Trans-Pacific Partnership governance as the means to enforce whatever he agrees to in Paris on the U.S. all the while our trade partners will ignore it, with the threat of international trade sanctions imposed against the United States should Congress or a future president roll back his agenda.
........TPP adds a whole new supra-national level of regulation to the American economy. American businesses already must comply with the rules of their state EPAs and those of the federal EPA. TPP adds a third level. Under the threat of massive fines, Congress would have no choice but to subject American businesses to the rules of the new international EPA, known as TPP. 
Fortunately, even if Congress passes TPP, there would still be an out for the United States. TPP contains one excellent provision. A country can pull out of TPP, simply by giving six months notice."


The ‘Binding’ Paris treaty is now just voluntary mush

WUWT
Thus, in the end, what we apparently got out of Paris is voluntary emission caps, voluntary progress reviews, no international oversight of any voluntary progress, and voluntary contributions to the Fund.
Of course, the entire climate cataclysm mantra is based on the claim that carbon dioxide has replaced the solar and other powerful natural forces that have driven climate change throughout Earth and human history. Now, merely tweaking CO2 emissions will supposedly stabilize climate and weather systems.
President Obama fervently believes this delusion. He will likely use the voluntary Paris gobbledygook to say America somehow has a “moral obligation” to set an example, by de-carbonizing, de-industrializing and de-developing the United States. Thankfully, Congress and the states will have something to say about that, because they know these anti-fossil fuel programs will destroy jobs and living standards, especially for poor, working class and minority families."

The Paris Climate Summit

Matt Ridley

Why climate policies are doing more harm than climate change
I have written five articles on climate change science and policy in the past week, for Scientific American, The Times (twice), the Wall Street Journal and the Spectator. They follow here in the form of a lengthy essay. Sentences in square brackets have been added back in after being edited out when the pieces were shortened for publication. ....."

Paris Pow Wow Heap Good

Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.
If global warming was a concern in the 1800s, Hollywood might have portrayed the COP21 Paris global warming pow wow like this…Of course, Hollywood seldom uses such racial stereotypes anymore…unless they are of White Southerners.  .........Chief Obama of the Developed Tribes addresses all tribes of Earth: “After many moons of rain dance and pow wow talk, the Developed Tribes chiefs have made peace with the Undeveloped Tribes, and with Earth. Now the clouds will cry tears of joy, and the great waters will be kept from our villages.”  

COP 21 Healed The Climate

Real Science
We have undeniable proof that COP 21 and Barack Obama have healed the US climate.
US forest fire burn acreage has plummeted since the 1930’s. US tornado deaths have plummeted to record lows since the 1930’s. The frequency and extent of hot weather has plummeted in the US since the 1930’s. The huge improvement in the US climate since the 1930’s can only be attributed to the healing powers of the great prophet Obama, and his revival meeting in Paris."

America, We Have a Problem

WUWT
Neither did anyone mention that the entire increase in global average temperature from about 1850 to today, about 1.4˚F, is a small fraction of the typical range from minimum to maximum at any given location on any given day, not to mention the range from midsummer to midwinter—temperature swings that humans, animals, and plants all seem to endure quite well."

Paris #COP21 agreement – Watered down but still dangerous

WUWT
China and India will be pleased that this agreement permits them to go on burning coal and expanding their economies all they want. The President will be pleased that the agreement is weak enough that he can attempt to bypass Senate ratification.  ........
This agreement will not meaningfully alter the temperature of the Earth, even under the UN’s own computer models. The bad news is that it plants the seeds of a new UN climate regime that left unchecked will swell into a bureaucratic behemoth. The good news is that the agreement’s soft commitments, lack of penalties for noncompliance, and long dates buy time for more scientific data to come in. The more scientific evidence we examine, the weaker the case for economy-wrecking global warming policies becomes. Science may provide the way out. If we can keep the data honest."

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Climate Aid: Bait, Switch, Preen, Deceive

Quadrant Online (Australia)
A global agreement to funnel trillions upon trillions of dollars into windmills and solar panels over the next few decades will gratify politicians keen to add ‘saving the planet’ to their list of career accomplishments. Yet in terms of aiding the world’s benighted, arresting insignificant rises in global temperatures would amount to precious little. Indeed, it will be cold comfort for the untold millions in Asia and Africa who over the coming years will die premature deaths from preventable disease while living in conditions of abject misery.
As Bjorn Lomgborg has demonstrated, and drawn the unrelenting ire of warmists and rent-seekers for doing so, if we care more about facts than expensive gestures, the best value climate mitigation lies in researching better green energy technology. And as renewables become more cost effective, we’ll start to see them replace traditional sources without having to foist the unnamed billions in costs onto long-suffering taxpayers."

At the Paris climate summit, panic over global warming finally collided with reality

Telegraph, Christopher Booker
In the run-up to Paris, every country was asked to provide its plans for the next 15 years. China, already now responsible for half the world’s “carbon emissions”, said it plans to build so many more coal-fired power stations that by 2030 its CO2 output will double. India, now the world’s third-largest emitter, said its emissions will triple. There are currently plans across the world to build 2,500 more coal plants, because coal is easily the cheapest source of energy.
It is this which has been the scarcely noticed elephant in the room in Paris. Whatever clever words are devised to hide the reality of what emerges from this conference, there is no way the world as a whole is going to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.
Equally contentious behind the scenes, prompting the US Secretary of State John Kerry at one point to threaten to walk out altogether, was the idea that the rich countries of the West are genuinely prepared to shell out $100 billion every year after 2020 to help poorer nations rely only on wind and sun for their energy.
So does this matter? Few pleas were heard more often in Paris than those from “small island nations” such as Kiribati in the Pacific, whose president insisted that, unless the rise in world temperatures was kept below 1.5 degrees, his country would soon be “underwater” from rising seas. In fact, far from being inundated, the latest study shows that its area has in recent decades been expanding."

Why we have to scrap the Climate Change Act

Telegraph
The evidence also suggests that rainfall in Cumbria last weekend only marginally overtook much older records, if at all. Indeed, the frequency of such floods in the past three decades, according to scientists from Lancaster University, is not unusual and has fallen markedly from the mid-20th century.
My point is that this dreadful flooding could easily have happened even if the climate were not changing, since it is largely caused by landscape changes. And the measures the world has taken against climate change have not and will not significantly change the risk of flooding in Cumbria.
So what, then, have these 21 years of exchanging hot air on the subject actually achieved? Very little in terms of restricting global emissions – just look at India and China – but as far as Britain is concerned, they have had a devastating effect on our energy policy. Back in 2011, the world pledged to produce binding legal targets on emissions for all countries at this Paris meeting. But that ambition has been abandoned in favour of vague “intended” national promises. Each country must now set its own energy policy. So China and India – in fact any country – can continue to burn fossil fuels at will.
Apart from Britain. We are left uniquely isolated and vulnerable as the only country in the world with a legal target for reducing emissions, thanks to our Climate Change Act of 2008. No other country will be breaking its own law if it misses its target. But we have a binding target to reduce emissions by 80 per cent by 2050. We have repeatedly boasted that we are setting the world an example – but the world seems disinclined to take notice."

1.5 Degrees Target: Symbolism Over Substance

Forbes,Bjorn Lomborg
The COP21 conference is about symbolism: spending a lot of money to feel good but do very little."

As the Paris Climate Summit Fades Into History, A Real News Story

Donna Laframboise, (Canada)
A committee of the US Senate held a hearing on Tuesday titled: Data or Dogma? Promoting Open Inquiry in the Debate Over the Magnitude of the Human Impact on Earth’s Climate. Climatologist Judith Curry, of Georgia Tech University, provided verbal and written testimony. She described the “enormous pressure” those who work in climate science are under to conform to a single point-of-view. This state of affairs, she says, “risks destroying science’s reputation for honesty and objectivity.”
Anyone who truly cares about the good name of science should be alarmed by Curry’s testimony. Any parent genuinely worried about how climate change might affect their children deserves to hear that this highly qualified scientist thinks her profession has gone astray. That important avenues of research have been systematically ignored. That the data on which momentous conclusions have been based “is sparse and inadequate.” That, in its eagerness to pin the blame on humanity, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has paid insufficient attention “to natural causes of climate change, in particular from the sun and from the long-term oscillations in ocean circulations.”

The Paris Agreement Is Based On Fraudulent Data

Real Science
The Paris agreement is based on fraudulent temperature graphs, like this one from CRU which shows more than 1C warming in the Northern Hemisphere over the last century. Compare that to this National Geographic graph from 1976, based on National Academy of Sciences and NOAA temperatures. It showed no net warming from 1890 to 1976, and a sharp decline after 1940 “halfway back to the chill of the Little Ice Age”
The next graph overlays the two at the same scale. Note how the right side of the graph lines up very well, but government climate criminals posing as scientists knocked half a degree off pre-1960 temperatures, and erased the post-1940 cooling. Phil Jones is in charge of this data at CRU, and Climategate E-mails show that he and other government climate scientists conspired to remove “the 1940’s blip” Without the tampering, there has been little or no net warming since the 1930’s. NOAA reported the same thing for the US in 1989. No net warming in the US. NOAA fixed this problem by massively cooling the past.
The entire Paris agreement is based on fraudulent data from NOAA, NASA and CRU. Global warming is the biggest scam in history. Here are a few more gems from the 1976 National Geographic article. - Glaciers disappearing before 1956 It was one or two degrees warmer 8,000 years ago. Earth’s climate has always been changing "

COP21: The Only Six Things You Need to Know About the Paris Climate Debacle

Breitbart
If all the world’s leading nations stick to the carbon-reduction commitments they will make in Paris this week, then they will stave off “global warming” by the end of this century by 0.170 degrees C.
Oh – and that’s the optimistic scenario, calculated by Bjorn Lomborg, assuming that countries like, say, China don’t lie or cheat about how much CO2 they’re burning secretly.
At an annual cost to the global economy of $1.5 trillion. "

Why China, India and Russia want to be bought off for the Paris Climate PR Spectacle

JoNova (Australia)

Figure how the equation looks for China:

  1. how do I hobble my competitors, steal their factories, and sell them more of my goods?
  2. how do I collect more of their pointless guilt payments (carbon credits etc)?
  3. and how can I look like a hero in the West at the same time?
Answer to all three: smile at the press conference, and pander to the global extremists in words only. Do token efforts and turn the guilt screws on the West as appropriate."

New “Historical Draft” Is Delusional …Will Go Down In History As Certificate Of Madness And Hysteria

NoTricksZone
Signatories to this treaty will go down as historical fools who let themselves get caught up in hysteria."

Modern Day Versions of King Canute Find It Difficult To Replace God

WUWT
I learned in school that King Canute (990 – 1035 AD) was the most stupid King in English history. He was so ignorant and arrogant he believed he could stop the tide. World leaders in Paris led by President Obama, who promised to stop sea level rise in his election campaign, are the modern day equivalent of Canute’s mentality.  ..................Hopefully, future historians will report that his was the last generation that ignorantly and arrogantly believed they could stop climate change and sanity finally prevailed, but I won’t wait for the tide to come in."

Physicist: ‘Stunning scientific illiteracy behind the Paris 2 °C target’ – ‘ill-defined, meaningless, inconsequential’

Climate Depot
The “final” COP21 Paris agreement has 31 pages and it will go down in history as a certificate of madness and hysteria.Fourteen months ago, Victor and Kennel published an article in Nature explaining some of the reasons why the “temperature targets” such as the 2 °C target should be ditched because it’s ill-defined, meaningless, inconsequential, unreachable, … and just plain idiotic. But the climate hysteria has lost all contacts with Science."
Luboš Motl ,Pilsen, Czech Republic


King Canute Society in Paris - "Climate Deal 'Will Limit Warming To Below 2C"

SkyNews
"As well as the 2C target, the deal, which would be legally binding and is meant to take effect in 2020, includes a commitment to strive towards limiting increases to 1.5C by 2100. "

ED: King Canute

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Mark Steyn’s illuminating and entertaining testimony to the Cruz hearing on climate today

WUWT
Climate alarmism is going nowhere. The two-decade global-warming pause, which no late 1990s climate model foresaw, led the public to doubt Big Climate’s confident predictions for the future. In response, federal bodies such as NOAA and NASA have adjusted the past to make the present appear hotter, and thus supposedly demonstrated that in fact there is no such “pause”. As a result, public opinion, which no longer trusts the Big Climate enforcers to tell them what the climate will be like in 2050, now no longer trusts them to tell them what it was like in 1950. A recent poll found that, notwithstanding the urgings of the President and the Secretary of State and others, only three per cent of Americans regard climate change as their major concern. Three per cent. There is your 97 per cent consensus, gentlemen."

NASA : Antarctica Cooling And Ice Growing

Real Science
NASA’s top temperature expert says Antarctic temperatures have decreased significantly. NASA’s top ice expert says that Antarctic land ice is increasing. NASA says that Antarctic sea ice is increasing to record levels. Antarctica is cooling and the ice is expanding. Scientists respond to this by saying that global warming threatens penguins. Climate science is the first fully fact-free science."

Bask in the hypocrisy — the concern about CO2 is faked

JoNova (Australia)
The Green Blob wear the mask of concern, but judging by their actions it’s just the cloak that hides self-serving, freeloading ambitions. If they really put the planet first, they would not be trying to save it with erratic wind and expensive solar power. They eschew all the cheap efficient options because those only reduce CO2 (which appears to be irrelevant) and don’t help with the real goal, namely bigger-government and a smaller independent sector.
If the goal is money and power, reducing CO2 through cheap efficient means would actually be counter productive. It would stop the flow of cash to the patron saints of wind and solar and show how pointless they are:
One MIT study estimated the cost of abating carbon with wind was about $60 AUD per ton, and the cost of solar was $700 AUD per ton. (Marcantonini, 2013). Another estimate put the price of carbon reduction at South Australian windfarms at $1484 per ton."

BREAKING: Greenpeace co-founder reports Greenpeace to the FBI under RICO and wire-fraud statutes

WUWT
I am profoundly dismayed that the organization I founded – an organization that once did good work addressing real environmental concerns – has descended to what I consider to be criminality and also proposes to descend to libel.
Accordingly, I have decided to inform the Federal Bureau of Investigation of Greenpeace’s dishonest and disfiguring attempt at entrapment of Professor Happer, whom I know to be a first-rate scientist, one of the world’s half-dozen most eminent and experienced physicists, and one who would never provide any scientific advice unless in his professional opinion that advice was correct.
The organization’s timing was clearly intended to spring the trap on Professor Happer hours before he was due to appear in front of Congress. This misconduct constitutes a serious – and under many headings criminal – interference with the democratic process that America cherishes.
I have reported Greenpeace to the FBI under 18 USC 96 (RICO statute); 18 USC 1343 (wire fraud); 18 USC 1512 (tampering with a witness due to appear at a Congressional hearing); and 18 USC 1505 (obstruction of proceedings before committees)."

Greenpeace co-founder reports it to the FBI under RICO and wire-fraud statutes

Climate Depot
Greenpeace, in furtherance of what is in effect its war against every species on the planet, has now turned to what, on the face of things, looks to me like outright breach of the RICO, wire-fraud, witness-tampering and obstruction-of-committee statutes. I have called in the FBI.
Greenpeace appears to have subjected Dr Will Happer, Cyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of Physics at Princeton University, to a maladroit attempt at entrapment that has badly backfired on it.
Greenpeace used this dismal rent-by-the-hour office block in the Beirut souk for its entrapment scam."

Patrick Moore Reports ‘Enemy of the State’ Greenpeace to the FBI

Breitbart

Patrick Moore has reported Greenpeace–the charity he co-founded in the 1970s–to the FBI for what he claims are a series of offences, including “outright breach of the RICO, wire-fraud, witness-tampering and obstruction-of-committee statutes.”

"As Happer told Moore, “I was suspicious about the email exchange from the start, so I wrote every response assuming that it might be public someday. But what I wrote expressed exactly what I believed to be true.”
Moore has published a full account of the sting operation here.
What’s clear is that every stage Happer’s behaviour was morally and scientifically unimpeachable.
Happer stressed from the start that his opinion could not be bought – that is, he would only say in his paper what he believed anyway."

 

Climate Hustle: The Perfect Antidote To Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth

Breitbart
One of the key myths it demolishes is the one established by Al Gore in his pimped-up power point lecture, An Inconvenient Truth, where he climbs onto a scissor lift to show how dramatically – and apparently unprecedentedly – CO2 levels have risen in the late Twentieth Century with inevitably disastrous consequences for the planet.
This scaremongering claim by Gore is a perfect example of what presenter Marc Morano means by the “Climate Hustle”: just like in a card game where tricksters use sleight-of-hand, distraction techniques, and dirty tricks in order to con the mark (the mug punter) out of his money, so the alarmist establishment is withholding key details and presenting false or distorted information in order to extract vast sums from the gullible public.
In this case, the details that Gore isn’t giving us are
1. Almost invariably throughout geological history, CO2 increases have lagged rises in temperature not preceded them. In other words, it’s more likely that global warming causes increased CO2 rather than that increased CO2 causes global warming.
2. Current carbon dioxide levels are minuscule compared to what they were in our deep geological past. As several earth scientists testify in the movie, our planet is – in terms relative to the past – “CO2-starved”.

Cruz blasts 'alarmists' at climate change hearing

The Hill
“I am the son of two mathematicians,” Cruz said in his opening statements. “I believe that public policy should follow the actual science and the actual data and evidence, and not political and partisan claims that run contrary to the science and data and analysis.”
Cruz told the story of a scientific ship that got stuck in Antarctic ice in the summer of 2013, and said that climate “alarmists” predicted that there would be no ice that year.
“On Christmas Eve, they became stuck in ice, ice that the climate-industrial complex had assured us had vanished,” he said.
Cruz, chairman of a Commerce Committee subpanel, repeatedly referred to satellite data that showed a long pause in global warming, data that recent studies have rebuked.
“According to the satellite data, there has been no significant global warming for the past 18 years,” he said. “Those are the data. Global-warming alarmists don’t like these data. They are inconvenient to their narrative. But facts and evidence matter.”

VIDEO HERE

Desperate Obama working the phones for climate deal in Paris

JunkScience
President Obama has talked about climate change with at least three world leaders in the last four days while international negotiators in Paris hash out a final deal on global warming. 
White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Obama talked with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday to discuss the progress on a United Nations climate pact.

He also talked about the climate work with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Monday, the White House said, with the pair discussing “their personal commitment to reach an ambitious climate change agreement and their interest in working together to drive success.” Obama and French President François Hollande also touched on the climate conference during a call on terrorism Saturday, the White House said.
“He's following this quite closely, he's getting regular updates from his team in Paris about the status of the negotiations,” Earnest said Tuesday. “So it's something that he continues to follow closely."
(The Hill)

Online Spiegel Survey Reveals 60% Of Germans Say Cheap Diesel Fuel Is Good, Or Needs To Be Even Cheaper!

NoTricksZone
In Europe, especially Germany, diesel engines are quite popular. The oil-burning combustion motors get far better fuel mileage and the price of fuel in the country is some 20% cheaper than gasoline – thanks to lower taxes."

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Paris Climate Talks Are Doomed Because China Knows ‘Climate Change’ Is A Hoax

Breitbart
China sees it as a brilliant opportunity to fleece the gullible gwailo for as much money as it can, to burnish its international image by making all the right green noises, and to blackmail the West into providing it with free technology.
But it has no intention whatsoever of sacrificing economic growth by reducing its carbon dioxide emissions.  ...................
That’s because China understands – as the West pretends not to – that CO2 and “pollution” are very different things.
Not only do the goals of reducing carbon emissions and air pollution not reinforce each other, they conflict. Carbon dioxide is a colourless, odourless, tasteless gas that does not harm health. Efforts to reduce it rely on un-proven abatement technologies, and are prohibitively expensive. In contrast, abating air pollutants such as nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide rely on proven technologies and are relatively inexpensive."

Climate proponent: “Why not a war on global warming?”

WUWT
Anthropology professor Wade Davis wants to declare war on global warming, comparing the battle against CO2 to military conflict in WW2.  ...................The truth is the world, or at least the Western world, is already pretty much on a wartime footing against global warming. People are getting fed up with the cost of it all, with the blazing hypocrisy of our jetset planetary saviours. They are also fed up with the fact the problems of global warming are largely imaginary, invented by fools and profiteers."

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

The Left's Imaginary Enemy of Climate Change

The Hockey Schtick
Here again the same dishonest pattern is at work. The semantic trick in the phrase “climate change”—allowing every climate anomaly to serve as further proof of the overall theory. The hysteria generated by an imperceptible temperature rise of 1.7 degrees Fahrenheit since 1880—as if the trend is bound to continue forever, or is not a product of natural variation, or cannot be mitigated except by drastic policy interventions. The hyping of flimsy studies—melting Himalayan glaciers; vanishing polar ice—to press the political point. The job security and air of self-importance this provides the tens of thousands of people—EPA bureaucrats, wind-turbine manufacturers, litigious climate scientists, NGO gnomes—whose livelihoods depend on a climate crisis. The belief that even if the crisis isn’t quite what it’s cracked up to be, it does us all good to be more mindful about the environment.
And, of course, the chance to switch the subject. If your enemy is global jihad, then to defeat it you need military wherewithal, martial talents and political will. If your enemy is the structure of an energy-intensive global economy, then you need a compelling justification to change it. Climate dystopia can work wonders, provided the jihadists don’t interrupt too often.
Here’s a climate prediction for the year 2115: Liberals will still be organizing campaigns against yet another mooted social or environmental crisis. Temperatures will be about the same."

Video: Secretary of Defense admits global warming not top national security priority

JunkScience
However reluctant, he does it.
Watch here :

The Greatest Scientific Fraud Of All Time -- Part IX

manhattancontrarian.com
Of course, the last thing you'd want to do before agreeing that "the Earth is warming" would be to look at the data.  Well, maybe just a peak?  Here's the latest satellite temperature record from UAH, from the time they first put up the satellites in 1979 and going right up to yesterday: ............So 40,000 people, all on government payroll, meet in Paris to seek to put over on the world's people a spending/control program of multi-trillions of dollars, all based on so-called "facts" that all are required to believe but are contradicted by the best available data.  Our primary media sources systematically suppress the data.  Yes, the world truly has gone mad."

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Developing Countries: We want a Trillion Dollars to Sign your Climate Agreement

WUWT
LDCs (least developed countries) have forwarded an invoice for $1 trillion dollars, to be paid between 2020 – 2030, in order to meet their climate goals."

UN climate talks: the ritual

Luboš Motl -The Reference Frame
Every intelligent or wise person knows that this whole ritual is complete nonsense. Intelligent or wise people may differ in their estimate of the climate sensitivity – the expected warming of the globe contributed by each doubling of CO2 in the air. But regardless of the value which is not known exactly, it is spectacularly obvious that no one will rationally make the economic sacrifices justified by the tiny downward changes of the temperature. ....................While all sane people and people with at least average intelligence know very well that any similar plan to reduce the harmless gas is a complete insanity, politicians from the U.S., Western Europe, and many other corners of the world systematically visit these meaningless meetings and try to "fight the climate change". This fact is a sad proof that – by reelecting all sorts of Obamas and related political kitsch – similar breathtaking imbecile voters have de facto conquered the world. They are commanding us. We need to get rid of this baggage ................These aggressive imbeciles, and not CO2, are what threatens the intelligent life on Earth."



Obama Is Correct, Climate Change Is Biggest Threat, But Only Because Official IPCC Climate Science Is Completely Wrong

WUWT
There are insufficient superlatives to describe the disaster that is the UN COP21 Climate Conference in Paris. None of the superlatives are the ones used by the organizers and their lackeys. It is the largest, most political conference ever, based on completely false claims deliberately created in the greatest science deception in history. It will cost more socially in direct damage to individual lives, communities, and social structures. It will cost more in economic damage to jobs, businesses, and industry. In addition, besides destroying lives it will remove freedom and actually cost lives. It will weaken economies preventing resistance to terrorism. This far exceeds any potential damage from terrorism and is much worse because it is self-inflicted"

Sea Level Fraud At NASA

Real Science
Nearly everything NASA says about climate is fraudulent, and their claims about sea level are no exception. Their sea level data agreed with the 1990 IPCC report until about 1920, but  after 1920 NASA turned a measured reduction in sea level rise rates into an acceleration. The 1990 IPCC report said that sea level was rising from 1.0-1.2 mm/year, and had not accelerated in the 20th century. The criminals at NASA have tripled the rate of sea level rise to 3.24 mm/year. "

Why are 150 world leaders, 40,000 delegates and all the usual luvvies fiddling around with climate 'change' while ISIS makes the world burn?

Daily Mail
But the Americans and Canadians have been perfectly clear. This Treaty on Climate Change Emissions is not going to be legally binding. And, in fact, it is not going to be a treaty at all. It is just hot air and paperwork. You'd think hot air is the last thing the climate needs. With America and Canada already greasing themselves to slide out of any deal, India and China are oiling themselves up to do the same. .......
Climate-change scientists have been shivering in their short-sleeved shirts to find excuses for why the earth hasn't warmed as predicted.They hugely exaggerated the impact of climate change. The last IPCC report showed an increase of just 0.05 C per decade, despite CO2 emissions rising. Scientists are floundering. Having worked at the Met Office, I can tell you their salaries depend on climate change being real. Now that they don't even bring us the weather on the BBC, and climate change is looking dodgy, do we really want to go on paying for their super-computers? I don't think the average taxpayer really cares. I certainly don't. Of course we want to make our homes efficient and shout at our kids to turn the lights off. We all fight over the thermostat — him down, her up. But right now, with terror on our doorstep and ISIS in our midst, should world leaders be chatting about climate change as a top priority? Whilst sea ice is growing and global temperatures are stalling, and India and China belch out gas like a old woman with IBS, wouldn't you rather have a rebate on the £112 you are charged to make the world a greener place?
I would."


Sunday, 29 November 2015

What you don’t know about the climate (Half page advert in The Australian)

JoNova (Australia)
More recently, despite rising CO2, there was a cooling of climate for 37 years from 1940 and measurements show no increase in temperature over the past 17 years.
Global warming, with interruptions, has therefore continued since the end of the last Ice Age unrelated to CO2 levels. The 600 million year geological record shows levels of CO2 varied from 200 ppm (0.02%) to 7,000 ppm (0.7%). The significant fall from 7,000 ppm was mainly due to removal of CO2 in marine skeletal material to form vast limestone deposits. At that time the ocean could not have been acid otherwise the limestone would have dissolved.
The present level is near 400 ppm (0.04%) and this could double only if all the known fossil fuel reserves were used but would still be well below past high levels of CO2 which did not cause dangerous warming. Plants evolved in the Cambrian Period when CO2 levels were typically near 5,000 ppm (0.5%) which provides further evidence that past higher levels of CO2 did not cause dangerous global warming. "

The Depths of the Climateers’ Deception

Quadrant Online (Australia)
First, it should be explained that global surface temperature has not risen significantly for the last eighteen-or-so years.  According to theoretical models, it should have been rising strongly and continually as a consequence of human-induced emissions of carbon dioxide.  The problem is that the campaign to sell the concept of dangerous global warming has been so successful that it is now not an option for scientists to admit in so many words that their models are wrong. .........The political problem is that there is already a suspicion within the general community that past temperature records have been deliberately manipulated over the years so as to tune surface temperature measurements in directions that support the global warming thesis."

Climate and Human Civilization over the last 18,000 years

WUWT
Conclusions
Correlation is not causation, but many, if not all, of man’s worst times since the last glacial maximum occur during colder and dryer periods.  Often these times were made worse by warfare as in the Greek Dark Ages, the sacking of Rome, the collapse of the Akkadian Empire, etc.   The colder and more arid climate could have been part of the cause of the wars. We go to war when we are starving and thirsty. More importantly, I was unable to find evidence of a crisis that was due to warming.
Given that man-made Carbon Dioxide is a very recent phenomenon, the radical climatic changes before 200 years ago cannot be attributed to man’s influence. They must be natural. The recent warming of 0.85°C from 1880 to 2012 is pretty small compared to other temperature changes in the Holocene. It is clear from history that natural forces can cause significant climate changes. It is also clear that droughts are usually associated with colder periods, not warmer periods. Some climate changes are probably due to variations in the Earth’s orbit, but some might be due to variations in TSI (total solar irradiance) or other solar influences. How much is due to nature and how much is due to man is unknown.
Much of the last 18,000 years is characterized by more rapid sea-level rise than we see today. The current rise of sea level is very slow relative to the past and we are arguably more adaptable due to modern technology."

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Turnbull, global warming evangelist

Andrew Bolt, Herald Sun (Australia)
Uh oh. Just what Kevin Rudd would have said:
Malcolm Turnbull has urged Commonwealth countries to make a powerful statement on combating climate change on the eve of the crucial Paris summit, and has met his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau, who wants “strong leadership’’ on climate.
In a special session at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Malta, the Prime Minister urged leaders to sign up to a CHOGM climate change statement to boost momentum ahead of the so-called 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) in Paris.
“Ahead of COP 21 it is a powerful signal to other countries of the world to show a similar level of ambition and commitment to working together for a strong result in Paris,” Mr Turnbull told the session…
Mr Turnbull also announced that Australia would provide $1 million to the Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub, which will be based in Mauritius."

Doom Mongers: the Quiz

Donna Laframboise (Canada)
Concern over climate change needs to be understood in its historical context. Activists, scientists, and politicians have been delivering ultimatums to the public for decades: stop what you’re doing, follow our advice, or humanity perishes.
Can you guess when the following proclamations were made?  ....................
...........There are many personality types out there. Some people need drama. They enjoy scaring the kiddies, denouncing sin, and threatening non-believers with hellfire and damnation. Life apparently isn’t rich enough for these souls; they need to imagine themselves participants in humanity’s “defining moment.”
But the most non-renewable resource of all is time – that finite portion allotted to each of us here on this dazzling blue and green sphere. Life is short. We mustn’t let the doom mongers and drama queens dominate too much of it."

U.N. Will Hold Summit To Fight Warming But Not To Defeat Terrorism Why tackle an actual crisis?

Investor’s Business Daily
No one knows, nor will ever know, if man-made climate change even exists outside of imaginative thinking and flawed computer models. So no one can ever know if it's defeated or not. But climate change is a handy windmill for leaders to tilt against. Their sincere opposition to it makes them look, they think, like heavyweight statesmen and global superstars seeking a solution.
This also happens on the national stage. Fred Barnes has observed in the Weekly Standard that "President Obama and Democrats can't stop talking about" climate change. Obama has even called the Paris global warming summit "a powerful rebuke to the terrorists" because they will see the world stand "as one."
Could a president have ever uttered a more cynical statement than that? It has to be an effort to intentionally mislead and obscure, because no one could truly believe those words.
Yet the political left yearns to hear them, and Democrats happily supply them. Meanwhile, a real threat that has killed thousands of innocents and threatens to kill thousands more gets no U.N. summit.
(hat tip JunkScience)

Are Aussie Teachers putting Green Indoctrination ahead of Education?

WUWT
Ignoring normal education standards, while celebrating the conversion of government funded schools into climate madrasas, preaching extreme religious doctrine, is the kind of trend which is normally associated with third world trouble spots, not with a modern country like Australia."

‘I was tossed out of the tribe’: climate scientist Judith Curry interviewed

Spectator
Curry’s independence has cost her dear. She began to be reviled after the 2009 ‘Climategate’ scandal, when leaked emails revealed that some scientists were fighting to suppress sceptical views. ‘I started saying that scientists should be more accountable, and I began to engage with sceptic bloggers. I thought that would calm the waters. Instead I was tossed out of the tribe. There’s no way I would have done this if I hadn’t been a tenured professor, fairly near the end of my career. If I were seeking a new job in the US academy, I’d be pretty much unemployable. I can still publish in the peer-reviewed journals. But there’s no way I could get a government research grant to do the research I want to do. Since then, I’ve stopped judging my career by these metrics. I’m doing what I do to stand up for science and to do the right thing.’

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Biggest Fraud In History – Perpetrated By Tom Karl And Gavin Schmidt

Real Science
Earth’s atmosphere has not warmed for decades, as shown by both satellites and radiosonde data.However, the White House is desperate to create a fake climate legacy, and had their employees at NOAA and NASA tamper with temperature data – so that 100% fraudulent headlines like this could come out ahead of the Paris conference. ......... ........The only record being broken is the amount of data tampering going on at government agencies. Until the latest massive fraud push ahead of Paris, NASA and NOAA both made it clear that Earth was not warming significantly this century.Satellite temperatures make it clear that the NASA/NOAA graphs are nonsense. Here in the US, we have been having progressively less hot weather – with  the last three years being among the least hot on record. The NASA and NOAA graphs do not have anything to do with the actual temperatures on Earth. Their only purpose is to confuse people into believing that they do.
But the illusion is much worse than it seems. Even after all of the data tampering. temperatures are tracking right at Hansen’s zero emissions Scenario C. Meaning that their models and theory have completely failed."

Massive Temperature Adjustments In Brazil – And Guess In What Direction?

Paul Homewood
The adjustments that GHCN have made are massive, and have turned a cooling trend into a rapidly warming one."

German Professor: NASA Has Fiddled Climate Data On ‘Unbelievable’ Scale

Breitbart

A German professor has confirmed what skeptics from Britain to the US have long suspected: that NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies has largely invented “global warming” by tampering with the raw temperature data records.

Professor Dr. Friedrich Karl Ewert is a retired geologist and data computation expert. He has painstakingly examined and tabulated all NASA GISS’s temperature data series, taken from 1153 stations and going back to 1881. His conclusion: that if you look at the raw data, as opposed to NASA’s revisions, you’ll find that since 1940 the planet has been cooling, not warming."

Climate/Geology Professor Friedrich-Karl Ewert Says “Standards Of Science Not Met” By Climate Models

NoTricksZone
Ewert writes that much evidence exists showing that CO2 emissions are meaningless, but that the evidence simply gets ignored.
One example is the more than 100 years of measured temperature readings that taken from weather stations worldwide. This is the reason it was necessary to manually evaluate the registered temperatures from 1881 to 2010 in detail. The results are available in the pdf-file report. The chart above summarizes what was found. It shows:
– that four cooling phases and three warming phases occurred between 1881 and 2010,
– that stronger warming occurred before CO2 emissions began in earnest, and despite the longer cooling phases,
– that the temperature over the first 100 years even cooled slightly, and
– that there is no recognizable effect by CO2 emissions on temperatures."

Boundless Evidence That Climate Science Is A Criminal Profession

Real Science
Stephan Lewandowsky of the University of Bristol, says there is no evidence for a global warming hiatus. NOAA reported the hiatus. NASA reported the hiatus. CRU reported the hiatus. All of the most recent satellite data sets report the hiatus. NOAA Radiosonde data reported the hiatus. The only evidence that a hiatus didn’t occur is the most recent NOAA/NASA data, which is being investigated by Congress after whistleblowers came forward to report political manipulation and improper procedures."

The Paris effect: 97% Of Americans Don’t Believe Climate Change Is Top Concern

WUWT
The new poll also found that Americans are largely unconcerned with climate change, which the Obama administration has repeatedly pointed to as the nation’s top security threat. Only 3 percent of respondents said that global warming was the most important issue facing the country today, down from 5 percent in a Fox poll released last August."

The new 97%

Catallaxy Files
A new Fox News poll finds that in the wake of the Paris terror attacks, the issue of terrorism has become the top concern of American voters. Only 3 percent of respondents said that global warming was the most important issue facing the country today. "

'Excess' Winter Deaths Highest For 15 Years

SkyNews
Extra deaths between December and March were up 151% on the previous year and the biggest annual jump since 1967/68.  ....The ONS said the rise might be "related to the greater vulnerability of people with these conditions to respiratory diseases, difficulties with self-care, and falls, all of which may be more important in winter months". More people died over the period in the South West while the lowest figure was for Yorkshire and The Humber, and Wales. Energy firms last year raised prices for gas and electricity despite a fall in wholesale prices. "

Monday, 23 November 2015

The ABC - a soapbox for warming alarmists

Andrew Bolt, Herald Sun (Australia)
This is not reporting but propagandising.
ABC Radio National Breakfast this morning aired a report on the upcoming Paris conference on global warming - the background to them and what allegedly needs doing.
All four people interviewed were warming activists, and not one was a climate scientist, let alone a member of a scientific or government body. No sceptic was interviewed, of course. All scare, no balance.
The line up:

- professional warming alarmist Tim Flannery, notorious for his dud predictions.
- Tony Wood, from the Grattan Institute.
- a spokesman from the Climate ActionTracker group of activists.
- Erwin Jackson of the Climate Institute.
Why no balance? Isn’t the ABC required by law to give it?" 
--------------------------
ED : Taking the lead from the BBC ?

Oh, Canada… Let the Taxing, Socialist Confiscation Of Wealth, and Economic Destruction Begin.

E.M.Smith
Canada’s Alberta to introduce economy-wide carbon tax in 2017
Sunday, November 22, 2015 MIKE DE SOUZA FOR REUTERS.
....

One really must ask: “What planet are these people from?” MORE taxes to “help us access new markets”? Taxes KILL or at best WOUND the thing taxed. You will have LESS employment, smaller markets, and fewer of them.
Alberta has the world’s third largest crude reserves, but its oil sands industry is also Canada’s fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions.
That status has prompted fierce opposition from environmental groups to proposed pipelines that would allow the industry to access new markets, including the recently rejected Keystone XL pipeline, proposed by TransCanada Corp.
Alberta’s energy sector has also been hammered with thousands of layoffs in recent months due to slumping global oil prices.
Well, that explains it. Nothing like tossing a stink bomb into “the world’s third largest crude reserves” to put a crowbar into the works of western democracies. Well, at least we won’t need the XL Pipeline as market forces push to expand other supplies first and faster."

Warmist admits: Purpose of climate treaty is to control global economy

JunkScience
Thank you to the World Resources Institute chief for the admission.
Reuters reports:
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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

WUWT
The Week That Was: 2015-11-21 (Nov 21, 2015) Brought to You by SEPP http://www.sepp.org The Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP)
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Quote of the Week:
“It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage than a new system. For the initiator has the enmity of all who would profit by the preservation of the old institution and merely lukewarm defenders in those who gain by the new ones.” – Niccolò Machiavelli

Number of the Week: $16.5 Trillion

Volkswagen: Crass Crony Corporate Capitalistic Capitulation

WUWT
Winston Churchill famously defined an appeaser as someone who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. In the debate about global warming, business, especially large corporations, is the largest sector of appeasers and some, like Volkswagen, are now, rightfully, paying the price.  .....
Volkswagen’s deception was a self-deception because with some of the best engineers and scientists, they chose to accept the claims of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Clearly they did not look at the IPCC reports because if they had they would discover what Klaus-Eckart Puls discovered.
Ten years ago I simply parroted what the IPCC told us. One day I started checking the facts and data—first I started with a sense of doubt but then I became outraged when I discovered that much of what the IPCC and the media were telling us was sheer nonsense and was not even supported by any scientific facts and measurements. To this day I still feel shame that as a scientist I made presentations of their science without first checking it.” ”Scientifically it is sheer absurdity to think we can get a nice climate by turning a CO2 adjustment knob.”

Claim: France Terror Attacks Improved Chances of a Climate Deal

WUWT
Environmental activists have suggested the brutal terror attack in Paris has improved the chances of getting a climate deal at the COP 21 meeting."

US Presidential candidates ranked for independent thinking and gullibility on climate science

JoNova(Australia)
How many Presidential candidates are susceptible to groupthink, scare campaigns and low-base science agitprop? Thanks to Seth Borenstein, Michael Mann & Andrew Dessler we can rank them according to their ability to resist profoundly unscientific propaganda like “there is a consensus”.
Ted Cruz is clearly the best at holding his own in the independent thinker stakes.  Ben Carson and Donald Trump do well. But poor Hillary Clinton doesn’t stand a chance against the onslaught of junk graphs, hyperbolic claims, and inane bumper-sticker cliches."

Crackpot Charlie - you could not make it up !

SkyNews
Prince Charles has spoken exclusively to Sky News about his ongoing concerns about climate change, saying he believes there are links to the current refugee crisis and terrorism.
In his only interview ahead of COP21, the UN's climate summit which opens next Monday, the Prince of Wales suggested that environmental issues may have been one of the root causes of the problems in Syria."

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Met Office is happy to tell it like it isn’t

Christopher Booker, Telegraph
But at least these ill winds blow good to someone. Coral and Ladbrokes have made a fortune this year from punters silly enough to believe what the Met Office tells them. When, for instance, the bookies offered tempting odds that we could expect the “hottest July ever”, its temperatures were in fact “below average”. The supposed “wettest ever August” ranked only 34th in a century."

The UK's energy 'policy’ is an act of national suicide

Christopher Booker, Telegraph
She seems wholly oblivious to the fact that, with the approach of that Paris climate conference, both China and India have announced that, over the next 15 years, they plan to double and triple their CO2 emissions by building hundreds more coal-fired power stations. They each plan to add more CO2 every year than the mere 1.2 per cent of global man-made CO2 emitted by Britain.
Ms Rudd may wish us to take pride in committing national suicide, “to set an example to the rest of the world”. But the rest of the world is not taking a blind bit of notice."

Our obsession with global warming will cost us dear

Telegraph

Amber Rudd has set out a plan to switch from coal to gas generation, but first she has to persuade the industry to finance the huge cost.....

As my colleague Emily Gosden pointed out last week, nobody would willingly build new gas fired capacity knowing that it will be needed for only short periods of time as back-up for intermittent renewables. Without subsidy, or exceptionally high prices when generating, it makes no sense.
Besides its humongous costs, the present trajectory also looks set to deliver an energy system whose supply potential is vastly bigger than what’s actually needed. To ensure the required level of overcapacity, consumers would be forced to pay through the nose.
However much Ms Rudd might wish it otherwise, the stupidities of UK energy policy are never going to be far from the headlines."

Friday, 20 November 2015

More Mind-Blowing Fraud From The Obama Administration

Real Science
"Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. We are already seeing its effects with rising seas, catastrophic wildfires and water shortages.
If we don’t act on climate now, this list is just the tip of the iceberg of what we can expect in years to come…"

Sea level has been rising for the past 20,000 years., most of that time much faster than now. Saying that we are “already seeing sea level rise” is meaningless propaganda. The Neanderthals were also “already seeing sea level rise.”  Forest fire burn acreage is down 80% since the 1930’s. Blaming fires on climate change is utterly absurd.Droughts have become less common and less intense over the past century. Blaming droughts on climate change is utterly absurd.The DOI article is meaningless junk science. There is nothing we can do to “act on climate” The climate isn’t influenced by mindless superstition."

Exposing the well funded & manufactured campaign of blame on the ‘Exxon knew climate change would be dangerous’ fiasco

WUWT
New Disclosures Help Pull Back Curtain on Who’s Funding Manufactured Climate Investigation"

ED: Read the article ..... 

Spot the trend: $100,000 USD prize to show climate & temperature data is not random

WUWT
Ross McKittrick writes via email:
A UK-based math buff and former investment analyst named Douglas Keenan has posted an intriguing comment on the internet. He takes the view that global temperature series are dominated by randomness and contain no trend, and that existing analyses supposedly showing a significant trend are wrong."

Find global warming, win $100,000

Luboš Motl ,Pilsen, Czech Republic
If no one wins Keenan's $100,000, it's pretty much a settled fact that the claims about a statistically reliable proof of global warming deduced from the temperature data are flawed. But feel free to try to win the challenge and be free to identify errors in my reasoning."

“Massively Altered” …German Professor Examines NASA GISS Temperature Datasets!

NoTricksZone
Veteran journalist Günter Ederer* writes a piece reporting that massive alterations have been found in the NASA GISS temperature data series, citing a comprehensive analysis conducted by a leading German scientist. These results are now available to the public."
From the publicly available data, Ewert made an unbelievable discovery: Between the years 2010 and 2012 the data measured since 1881 were altered so that they showed a significant warming, especially after 1950. […] A comparison of the data from 2010 with the data of 2012 shows that NASA-GISS had altered its own datasets so that especially after WWII a clear warming appears – although it never existed.”

Monday, 16 November 2015

Why the basic global warming hypothesis is wrong; CO2 climate sensitivity exaggerated 21X

The Hockey Schtick
Kyoji Kimoto, a Japanese chemist, scientist, and fuel-cell computer modeler & inventor, has a new essay below explaining why the basic anthropogenic global warming hypothesis is wrong and leads to highly exaggerated climate sensitivity to doubled CO2. Kimoto finds climate sensitivity of only 0.14C, a factor of 21 times smaller than the IPCC canonical climate sensitivity estimate of ~3C per doubled CO2. "

Another Smoking Gun Of Climate Incompetence At NASA

Real Science
In 1988, NASA’s James Hansen claimed droughts re getting worse, and that the odds of drought in the 1950’s were only one in twenty. The exact opposite has happened. and in fact the frequency of drought in the 1950’s was 50%, not 5% as Hansen claimed. How could he make a mistake that bad, and not be called out on it by the New York Times? The worst drought in US history was in 1934, when 80% of the US was in drought. The 1934 drought was also the worst in England’s history. In fact, the 1934 drought was worldwide – with CO2 below 310 PPM. There is no correlation between drought and the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere. Why aren’t climate scientists interested in doing some actual research, and finding out what caused the 1934 global drought – rather than just blaming farmers in Oklahoma for it like they usually do."

House of the Climate Kleptos

Quadrant Online (Australia)
The Paris climate talks next month are partly about creating a $US100b-a-year climate fund to help the Third World adjust to hypothesized global warming. In a bit of political theatre (we taxpayers bought her tickets), Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop last December pledged $200m to this fund, rhapsodizing about “investment, infrastructure, energy, forestry and emissions reductions.” [i] The Climate Fund is now taking heat for corruption and non-transparency. Newsweek, although a fervently warmist journal, ran a piece to that effect a few days ago.
An inkling of how such money actually gets spent comes from our Bangladesh example. Transparency International Bangladesh audited a $A4.5m project financed by a climate-change trust fund administered by the Bangladeshi  government.  It also tried to audit a sister-fund provided by aid donors, but couldn’t find enough documentation to even start the audit! One of its trenchant recommendations was to “mete out exemplary punishments to corrupt individuals.”
The government-funded plan was to build cyclone-resistant housing at Khulna for an abjectly poor community devastated by Cyclone Aila. The photo shows what was actually built for grandmother Mrs Khadija Begum — a 4metre x 5metre house with no walls."

Friday, 13 November 2015

No Net Warming In Southwest Greenland Since The 19th Century

Real Science
After a short spike around the year 2000, temperatures in southwest Greenland have been plummeting since 2003, are the coldest this year since 1993, and are averaging no warmer now than they were in the 19th century.
Climate experts insist that Greenland is melting down, because their money, reputations and scam now depends entirely on continuing to lie about the climate."

One of the longest running climate prediction blunders has disappeared from the Internet

WUWT
Readers of WUWT and millions of climate skeptics have read this article before, and in fact it is likely one of the most cited articles ever that illustrates the chutzpah and sheer hubris on display from a climate scientist who was so certain he could predict the future with certainty. Dr. David Viner of the Climatic Research Unit who famously said:
From the Independent’s most cited article: Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past by Charles Onians:
However, the warming is so far manifesting itself more in winters which are less cold than in much hotter summers. According to Dr David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia,within a few years winter snowfall will become “a very rare and exciting event”.
“Children just aren’t going to know what snow is,” he said.
It seems however, that after over 15 years, the Independent has removed that article,  .........
Fortunately, I have preserved the entire article as a PDF for posterity:
Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past – The Independent (PDF)
One wonders about the timing, whether it is related to the upcoming COP21 climate confab in Paris, or if it was simply some blunder, oversight, or archive purge on the part of The Independent."