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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Thursday, 30 April 2015

Vatican Burns with Global Warming Enthusiasm

Crisis magazine
Now to the global warming conference. The reader should understand Yours Truly is a certified expert in these areas, a genuine climate scientist, with a specialty in the goodness and usefulness of models, the very kinds of models which predict our doom.
The models are wrong. And have been for decades.
How do I know this? Here’s a sentence from an open letter skeptics presented to the PAS (to hand to Pope Francis) at its conference (I am a signer of this letter):
[T]here has been a growing divergence between real-world temperature observations and model simulations. On average, models simulate more than twice the observed warming over the relevant period. Over 95% of the models simulate greater warming than has been observed, and only a tiny percentage come tolerably close.
It is a logical truth, and a fact once known to all scientists, that models which make consistently lousy predictions imply the theories underlying them are false. Since the models make lousy forecasts, we know the theories upon which the models are based are wrong. And since these theories are wrong, they should not be believed. And since they should not be believed, we should not base decisions on them.
Now you’d think these happy deductions would be welcome news to our political and spiritual betters. But they aren’t, because why? Because if there is no problem, there is no problem to solve. And if there is no problem to solve, there is no need to seek political power to solve the nonexistent problem."

Northeast US Having Its Coldest Year On Record

Real Science
President Obama is trying to convince lawmakers in Washington DC that they are overheating, as they are living through the coldest start to a year on record. The average temperature anomaly (before government data tampering) is the coldest on record, at nearly six degrees below normal. There is no trend over the past century. The percentage of nights below 0F (-18C) has obliterated the old record. There is no long term trend. The ratio of record lows to record highs is the highest on record, with only 1940 coming close.
 -The Union of Concerned Scientists says that winters are becoming warmer and less snowy, because they are incompetent political hacks.  
-The president and press are working desperately to silence everyone who disputes their flagrant lies about the climate."

Le Chatelier's principle and nature's adaptation

The Reference Frame
The message is that a misleading text written by one activist that has many errors, misconceptions, and typos is routinely copied and parroted by all other activists in his political wing. This is how consensus science works: a lousy text by one scientist below the average is simply copied among thousands of his political allies who are completely unable to think independently. It's not surprising that most conclusions of similar processes are absurd. A rational observer knows that there is no non-trivial consensus of 2,500 people in certain questions but rather a consensus of 1 or 2 average scientists followed by 2,499 or 2,498 parrots. "

Jean-Pascal van Ypersele: The Activist Who Wants to Run the IPCC

Donna Laframboise (Canada)
What did van Ypersele say to his fawning audience? Sounding indistinguishable from a  Greenpeace campaigner, he declared that an absence of political will – rather than technological know-how – is holding back climate change action. He insisted that “humanity needs to reduce its emissions to zero” before the end of the century. Yes, he really said zero. We’re dealing with an extremist, here.
Worst of all, however, is van Ypersele’s towering self-regard. Somehow, this physicist imagines he is invested with moral authority – that it’s his job to scold the rest of us. Our civilization, our economic system, our political leaders are all wrong. We suffer from a “mindset problem.” Changes in “human behaviour” are required. The world needs to be re-designed according to his specifications.
There are many labels one might attach to such thinking. Megalomania. Religious zeal. Messianic delusion. But at the end of the day, what’s clear is that Van Ypersele is just another green activist.
Who thinks he should be running the world’s most important climate change body."

Why God is Not a Warmist

Breitbart
ROME, Italy  – Contrary to what a worryingly large proportion of His churches believe, God isn’t a climate charge alarmist. If you’re in any doubt, I’d recommend you read this superbly erudite open letter to Pope Francis which has been put together by the Cornwall Alliance laying out the theological arguments against global warming catastrophism – and, more pertinently, lamenting the massive damage it’s doing to the well being of the people both the Old and New Testaments enjoin us to protect: the world’s poor. "

Obama And Kerry Have Saved The Planet

Real Science
Meanwhile scientists in Greenland have nearly disappeared under the 10,000 foot thick snow and ice, with temperatures 59 degrees below freezing.  .....Greenland’s surface has gained nearly 500 billion tons of ice over the past eight months .....Arctic sea ice is the thickest it has been since 2006 ....Arctic sea ice extent is normal. Just below the 1981-2010 mean. .....Antarctic sea ice extent is at a record high ......Northern Hemisphere snow water content is well above normal.

  .......Preventing catastrophic weather events and rising sea levels “is not a future challenge; this is happening right now,” Kerry told the gathering at Iqaluit on Canada’s Baffin Island.  

President Obama spends Earth Day in the Everglades (after he burned 9,000 gallons of gas on Air Force One, then got on Marine One to get there... and brought a motorcade)

Daily Mail
'Climate change is threatening this treasure and the communities that depend on it,' Obama warned. 'If we don't act,there may not be an Everglades as we know it.' 
The president said the fallout from rising temperatures is 'not a problem for another generation.'

ED: See post below ....

The Environmental Insane Asylum

Heartland
Around the globe, the worst part of this is that we are being victimized by people we are told to respect from the President of the United States to the Pope of the Catholic Church. Their environmentalism is pure socialism.   ......
Climate change is not a threat and most certainly there is no global warming. As Prof. Bob Carter, a geologist at James Cook College in Queensland, Australia, has written, “For many years now, human-caused climate change has been viewed as a large and urgent problem. In truth, however, the biggest part of the problem is neither environmental nor scientific, but a self-created political fiasco.”
The fact that the Earth is now into the nineteenth year of a natural planetary cooling cycle seems to never be acknowledged or reported. “The problem here,” says Prof. Carter, “is not that of climate change per se, but rather that of the sophisticated scientific brainwashing that has been inflicted on the public, bureaucrats and politicians alike.”

Saturday, 18 April 2015

No Underlying Global Temperature Increase For 20 Years

NALOPKT -Paul Homewood
After taking out the effect of ENSO and eruptions, it is apparent that temperatures have been flat since the early 1990’s; indeed they have arguably been falling since.
This is significant. We are often told that the 17-year pause, with which we are all familiar, is solely dependent on cherry picking the big El Nino year of 1998 as a starting point.
What Santer’s study shows is that there has been no underlying upward trend in global temperatures for more than 20 years."

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Last 2 years running, The White House blamed extreme cold for the faltering economy

WUWT
President Obama’s economic advisors have just blamed the faltering performance of the US economy this year on cold winter weather – just like they did last year.  ........Perhaps if President Obama spent less time worrying about “global warming”, and focussed his attention on mobilising federal resources, to help people and businesses in blizzard affected areas, the American economy would stay more on track during severe winters."

Booker & The Ridiculous Helen Ghosh

NALOPKT ( Paul Homewood)
This week, Booker runs with the story of how the National Trust is going to save us all from global warming: ....."

Obama: Cut Carbon or Your Kids Will Die of Asthma

Breitbart
If you want to try linking asthma prevalence to global warming, it might be best not to use a time period where no, or at worst negligible, global warming has taken place.
On balance the evidence shows that asthma prevalence in the U.S. bears no relation whatsoever to global warming. This is not the narrative you’re looking for, Obama."

Support Willie Soon and science: This mudball gets return-to-sender

JoNova (Australia)
When personal, ad hominem attacks are launched against a scientist there is no upside for science. People who care about science discuss the science, not the scientist’s-biography. Instead there are five potentially ugly outcomes that the mudslingers are presumably aiming for:
  1. The target scientist may be effectively silenced: spectators tune out. Weaker journalists feel less inclined to cite them for fear of the push-back against themselves.
  2. Another day where the scientific national conversation wallows in the gutter instead of discussing science.
  3. The target scientist feels dissuaded.  Who needs this hassle?
  4. The message to thousands of silent skeptical scientists is unmistakable –  “don’t speak” or you’re next.
  5. Philanthropists, and corporate donors feel the heat too, and may (if they are not made of strong stuff) figure that their funding does more harm than good. This starves independent science of essential support.
These attacks don’t raise a single scientific argument. Their aim is not “better science”.  Let’s turn the pain back on the mudslinger and those who aid and abet. It won’t be so much fun for them if each attack makes us stronger, crystallizes support, and exposes their anti-science intent."

Calling all supporters of Dr. Willie Soon

WUWT
The three of us are Willie Soon’s friends and colleagues. With him we co-authored the paper Why models run hot (scibull.com, January 2015). We are asking all friends and supporters of Willie to come to his aid by agreeing to sign the following letter to the Regents of the Smithsonian, which has employed him for 25 years.
The letter covers a report by us to the Regents giving the findings of our investigation into the allegations against Willie that the Smithsonian, echoing various political advocacy groups, had widely and improperly circulated. Our investigation concludes that the Smithsonian is gravely at fault on numerous grounds, and that Willie is blameless. Our letter invites the Regents to ensure that the Smithsonian investigates the wrongdoing by the Smithsonian and its senior officials identified in our report, and, when they have confirmed that our report is in substance correct, to see to it that the Smithsonian issues a public apology to Willie, pays him just and full restitution, and meets his legal costs."

Solar Cycle 24 Continues To Be Quietest In Almost 200 Years…Sun’s Polar Fields Weakest Since 1900

NoTricksZone
Although over the last 2 years the current solar cycle saw some activity, it recently has quieted down considerably and it continues on the path to being one of the quietest since observations began over 350 years ago. -PG "

New paper finds long-term cooling of the Arctic over the past 4 million years & acceleration over past 1 million years

The Hockey Schtick
A new paper published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters finds from a geologic temperature proxy evidence that

"approximately four million years ago large climatic changes started to emerge that promoted increased glaciation of North America. Since one million years ago this effect has even been amplified in response to the drastic alternations between warm and cold phases of the ice ages."
From the geological definition of ice ages, the Earth is by definition still in an ice age due to the presence of ice caps at both poles. "

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Why the BBC’s preaching on global warming is getting louder

Christopher Booker, Telegraph
But if you were wondering why the BBC has recently been so keen to preach to us on this subject even more relentlessly than usual, this is, of course, because of that global “climate treaty” they are so desperate to see signed in Paris next December. Unfortunately, this coming of the long-awaited Messiah is not going to happen, for exactly the same reason that made such a fiasco of their last great religious rally in Copenhagen in 2009. China, India and Russia, three of the world’s top five “carbon-emitting” nations, aren’t going to have it."

1998: Hockey stick hype coincided with real-life temperature spike. Scientists and public fooled by natural variation?

Tom Nelson
Below is some background information on late 1990s hockey stick hype, the simultaneous elevation of newly-minted Ph.D. Michael Mann to IPCC lead author, the conversion of "many scientists" to believers, and the real-life temperature 1998 temperature spike.

My hypothesis is that the natural 1998 temperature spike was crucial in selling both scientists and the public on the validity of Mann's bogus hockey stick. If the exact same paper had been published after, say, an 18+ year hiatus, not nearly as many people would have been fooled."

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Erasing The Unanimous Consensus

Real Science
Fifty years ago, there was unanimous consensus that the planet was getting colder.  ....
...This cooling didn’t suit the political agenda of the White House, so NASA simply made it disappear."

Cooling Europe! Temperature & Vegetation Data Show Central European Springs Starting Later!

NoTricksZone
After almost 30 years of winter cooling we see: In the open unbuilt areas of Germany, where today there are no longer any weather stations, the following remains valid: Spring awakens in March.
Spring awakens in March as it did 150 years ago at the end of the Little Ice Age.”

Atmospheric physicist Dr. Murry Salby: Man-made CO2 could only cause warming of 'a few tenths of a degree, if at all'

The Hockey Schtick
A recent seminar presentation by atmospheric physicist & professor Murry Salby in Germany strikes another huge blow to climate alarm, demonstrating:

  • The man-made share of CO2 in the atmosphere is only a maximum of 30% (0-30%). The remainder is related to temperature changes, natural outgassing from the oceans, and to humidity. 
  • The residence time of CO2 in the atmosphere is only 4-7 years, not hundreds of years as falsely claimed by the IPCC Bern model.
  • Man-made CO2 emissions increased a whopping 350% faster since 2002, yet the rate of CO2 increase in the atmosphere remained steady at ~2.1 ppm/yr, a "strong indication that anthropogenic emissions can not have a significant or even dominant share."
  • His conclusion: "Because of the saturation effect in the energy absorption of CO2 molecules with increasing concentration and short residence time, the further increase in temperature could be therefore only at most a few tenths of a degree, if at all. However, the known fossil reserves would be exhausted by then."

Senator Tim Wirth vs James Hansen: At Least One of Them is a Liar…

Breitbart

It was the moment when global warming hysteria first grabbed the world’s headlines: the day in June 1988 when a visibly perspiring Dr James Hansen testified before a Senate Committee – and a credulous media – that the “earth is warmer in 1988 than at any time in the history of instrumental measurements” and that this was attributable to the “greenhouse effect.” (H/T Climate Depot)

According to a subsequent interview given by the environmental activist who chaired the committee, Senator Tim Wirth of Colorado (a big ally of Al Gore’s), a great deal of its success was down to smoke and mirrors.
Here’s what Wirth confessed in a 2007 PBS interview:   ..............."

My new goal is to get suspended on twitter

JoNova (Australia)
What fantastic publicity. Twitter suspended Steven Goddard’s account last week, then reinstated it after getting inundated with complaints. Now Tom Nelson’s twitter account is gone, also “suspended”, because he used the word “crap” in response to Gavin Schmidt using the word “crap”.

@Twitter @Support is not playing by their own rules in the unfair suspension of climate skeptic Tom Nelson

WUWT
I don’t regularly take up causes on WUWT, but this one sticks in my craw for the sheer pointlessness of it all. To borrow an overused phrase from the warmist movement, this is a “canary in the coal mine for free speech and climate skepticism”. Yesterday, I posted Abusive censorship on Twitter – same word used by Gavin Schmidt gets commenter banned. "

Another Global Warming Skeptic Gets Suspended From Twitter

Daily Caller
For the second time within two weeks, another global warming skeptic blogger has had his Twitter account suspended, this time repeating profanity used by a NASA climate scientist — and no the scientist did not get his account suspended."

Smart meters are a ‘costly mistake’ that'll add BILLIONS to bills

The Register
A report from the Institute of Directors (IoD) warns that the government's rollout of smart meters “should be 'halted, altered or scrapped' to avoid a potentially catastrophic government IT disaster.”
The report, entitled “Not too clever: will Smart Meters be the next Government IT disaster?” describes the £11bn scheme as “unwanted by consumers, over-engineered and mind-blowingly expensive."  ........Earlier this month, the Energy and Climate Change Committee stated the program was running the risk of being "a costly failure," and was likely to cost most consumers more than it could save them. ......
A survey of IoD members showed that 80 per cent rated the ability of government to manage large IT projects as "poor or very poor."
The IoD report recommends that an incoming government should consider the following changes:
  • Stop the smart gas meter deployment – only a handful of EU nations are planning to deploy gas smart meters by 2020. This would save billions of pounds.
  • Remove the requirement for an “in home” display – expected to cost £800m in total, the displays will be out of date in a few years. Far better to connect smart meters to people’s phones, tablets and PCs
  • Abandon attempts to stretch the rollout to tower blocks – the most technically challenging aspect of the project with the lowest potential returns. This would remove seven million homes from the scheme.
  • Limit the rollout to homes with high energy usage – those who use more than 5,100 kWh of electricity, and 23,000 kWh of gas a year have much more to gain. This would reduce the scale of the rollout by 80%.
  • Make the programme genuinely voluntary – offered to customers at their own expense, not subsidised by all.
  • Abandon the whole programme and develop a smart phone app instead – look into developing a smart app which would convert a photo of their current mechanical meter into a meaningful number for the suppliers. This would cost tens of thousands of pounds rather than billions.