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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Friday, 22 May 2015

President Believes That People’s Thoughts Control Sea Level

Real Science
The president of the US believes that people’s thoughts control sea level. What must people have been thinking 15,000 years ago?   ..
The president took aim at GOP critics, saying temperatures are rising even though “some folks back in Washington” refuse to admit it.
Looks like Obama is another satellite denier."

Study on 74 million deaths: Cold weather kills 20 times more than heat does.

JoNova (Australia)
Of seventy four million deaths (that is quite some study) 7.7% of all deaths could be blamed on “non-optimal” temperatures according to Gasparrini et al in the Lancet. But look closely, and 7.3% of deaths were due to the cold and only 0.4% were due to the heat.
This may be part of the reason people retire to Florida, and not so much to Barrow, Alaska.
The biggest killers were not the heat waves that score the headlines, but the the moderate cold. Winter kills. (Time to ban winter?) "

Unions Dug Their Own Carbon Neutral Graves

Guido Fawkes
It has been confirmed today that Ferrybridge C coal power station will be closing next year, leading to a loss of 172 jobs and leaving a 2GW hole in the national grid. Those losing their jobs must be finding it hard to stomach the crocodile tears of their union overlords at the GMB, with the union’s national officer claiming that it’s “devastating news“.
Funny then that the GMB are a partner in the Trade Unions for Energy Democracy group which lobbies for stricter regulation for fossil fuel industries and for unions to fight for an immediate transition to renewable energy:    ..........SSE, the owners of Ferrybridge were forced into closing the station by the ” impact of environmental legislation”…"

Sunday, 17 May 2015

“… The real agenda is concentrated political authority. Global warming is the hook.”

WUWT
Maurice Newman, the chairman of Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s Business Advisory Council, has accused the UN of attempting to subvert democracy, of attempting to establish a worldwide authoritarian regime, with political power concentrated in the hands of UN officials. "

Call that a Pause? [The 'pause' has lasted 35 years 9 months at the South Pole]

Now available in print – Climate Change The Facts – Let’s send ‘DeSmog Blog’ a message for their recent falsehood

WUWT
A number of people have been waiting for this book to come out in print since we first announced it. I’m happy to say it is now available in soft cover, as shown above. By ordering it from Amazon, you can kill two birds with one stone: get a printed copy, and send those boneheads at Jim Hoggan’s DeSmog blog a message that despite their attempt at smearing this book, it will be successful anyway.   ...............DeSmog blog is run by a PR firm in Canada, Hoggan and Associates. It’s their paid job (from the David Suzuki Foundation I believe) to smear and spin, and they have a long track record of doing so. The author of the DeSmog piece, Graham Redfern has a long history of hit pieces like this with shonky claims."

Antarctic Peninsula Stopped Warming 30 Years Ago

NALOPKT
There is strong evidence to suggest that the temperature increase observed on the Peninsula has nothing to do with “global warming”, but is due to changing wind patterns. We can speculate on the cause of such changes, but essentially we are looking at natural variation which is likely to have happened in previous eras. (For more, see here.)
But the significant point about these temperature trends is that there was a step change, but that since then temperatures have stopped increasing. There is no evidence to suggest that temperatures will increase in future years, and, until we understand better the reasons for the step change, there is a possibility that temperatures will fall back in the future."

Headline: “Indications Arctic May Become Temperate Zone”

WUWT
This article was transcribed from a newspaper clipping sent to me, it predicts a long term dramatic change may be possible in the Arctic, describing “unheard of temperatures reported in the Arctic zone”. Further, reports indicate “great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones” indicating glacier retreat. The report goes on to say that “At many points, well known glaciers have entirely disappeared” and “Everywhere, rocks are exposed that never before have been touched by the sun’s rays, and some large snow fields presumably everlasting, have disappeared entirely.
All indications are that the Arctic is undergoing and irreversible change. There’s only two problems:
1. Man-made global warming isn’t mentioned, in fact it wouldn’t even be a defined term yet for decades.
2. The article is from the Anchorage Daily Times, November 2nd, 1922.

The Worst Droughts In U.S. History

Forbes
(click above link to view)

Wind farms and solar panels 'will cost more than expected'

Telegraph
Energy bills will rise even more than expected to pay for wind farms and solar panels because ministers have underestimated the cost of green subsidies, a leading think tank has warned.
Ministers are on track to overshoot a budget for renewable energy subsidies that is already due to reach £7.6 billion by 2020, the analysis by Policy Exchange finds.
The subsidies are paid for through levies on consumer bills, which official estimates suggest will rise to £141 per household each year by the end of this decade if ministers stick within the Treasury-set spending cap."

True costs of wind electricity

JudithCurry
Conclusion
It is reasonable to ask why utilities still invest in wind, when even after PTC ‘true’ wind generation is very uncompetitive with Coal or CCGT, as well as distorting the entire wholesale electricity marketplace.   ....."

There's no denying this label packs a political punch

E&E
But Morano says the Obama administration and its allies are deliberately using the "denier" label to "intimidate and silence" their political opponents while they drive through their agenda.
The term is being used more frequently, he said, because greens know the last years of the Obama administration are their best chance to win carbon regulations at home and a climate agreement abroad, he said.
"They want a final push to just totally smear and discredit skeptics," he said. "The reins of power right now are on their side."
But "denier" effectively means "liar," and that's a risky message, Morano said.
"I don't like to say someone's a liar in political discourse, because it takes away from your case. You become the issue, and whatever language you use to say it," he said."

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Scientific American Demonstrates How To Commit Major Science Fraud

Real Science
Scientific American published this map showing an increase in heavy rains since 1958, and blamed them on global warming. Now check out the spectacular fraud being committed. The author  cherry picked the start date of 1958, because it was the minimum in the US climate record. In fact, heavy rainfall events were much more common in the early 20th century, when temperatures were cooler.There is no correlation between US temperature and heavy precipitation events. The author is engaged in scientific malfeasance, in an effort mislead Scientific American readers and direct them to the wrong conclusion."

WSJ Op-Ed: The Climate-Change Religion: Obama raises alarms about global warming based on beliefs, not science

TheHockeySchtick
The U.N. process is designed to generate alarmist results. Many people don’t realize that the most-publicized documents of the U.N. reports are not written by scientists. In fact, the scientists who work on the underlying science are forced to step aside to allow partisan political representatives to develop the “Summary for Policy Makers.” It is scrubbed to minimize any suggestion of scientific uncertainty and is publicized before the actual science is released. The Summary for Policy Makers is designed to give newspapers and headline writers around the world only one side of the debate.

Yet those who raise valid questions about the very real uncertainties surrounding the understanding of climate change have their motives attacked, reputations savaged and livelihoods threatened. This happens even though challenging prevailing beliefs through open debate and critical thinking is fundamental to the scientific process.

The intellectual dishonesty of senior administration officials who are unwilling to admit when they are wrong is astounding. When assessing climate change, we should focus on good science, not politically correct science."

Nearly 3,500 Days Since Major Hurricane Strike… Despite Record High CO2

Roy Spencer, PhD.
Most people aren’t aware that the atmospheric concentration would have gone up twice as fast if not for the fact that nature loves the stuff. No matter how fast we produce it with our cars and planes and power plants, nature sucks up half of it, like a starving dog that has just been fed dinner.
In fact, without CO2 life as we know it on Earth would not exist.
More CO2 has led to global greening. Increased agricultural productivity. It probably has contributed to recent warming, in my professional opinion, but that warming has been relatively benign, with no observable increase in severe weather. "

Media beats up Willie Soon, but turns a blind eye to EPA-funded researchers shilling for EPA’s biggest rule

JunkScience
Below are listed the article’s authors and the dollar amounts of EPA grants with which they are associated as principal investigators”:
Now how could Schwartz’s $31,176,575 or Levy’s $9,514,361 or Driscoll’s $3,654,608 from EPA possibly be considered as a “competing financial interest” in an article they wrote in support of EPA’s flagship regulatory effort? "

Energy Physicist Implores NOAA To Return To Credibility… “Get Out Of Adjusting Business”!

NoTricksZone
The email from NOAA’s Derek Arndt confirms that they conducted a massive rewrite of U.S. data in 2014. He also confirmed that the 1913 Maine climate data was indeed lowered a whopping 40F as noted in my article, Black Swan Climate Theory. "

Good news for the greening of the planet


Atmospheric CO2 has hit 400ppm and this is good news for plants because CO2 is plant food, not a pollutant. " 

Proof positive that the University of Western Australia is an intolerant organization

WUWT
Professor Lewandowsky was based in the University of West Australia, before he moved to Bristol in England. In 2014, Steve McIntyre accused the Vice Chancellor of UWA of violating the Australian Code of Conduct for the Responsible Practice of Research and the UWA’s own code of conduct, over a refusal to release some of Lewandowsky’s data.
So, why are we not surprised that UWA couldn’t tolerate Lomborg’s presence?
I think this will backfire on them. Send your children to be educated elsewhere.

“… The real agenda is concentrated political authority. Global warming is the hook.”

WUWT
Maurice Newman, the chairman of Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s Business Advisory Council, has accused the UN of attempting to subvert democracy, of attempting to establish a worldwide authoritarian regime, with political power concentrated in the hands of UN officials.  "

The Climes They Are A-Changin’

RedState
Pretty scary stuff, huh?
But haven’t we heard this all before?

“Gee, this is some crazy weather we’ve been having.”
I’m old enough to remember some pretty darn extreme weather, like Hurricane Camille, a monster Cat 5 storm that devastated the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 1969. There was the Super Tornado Outbreak of April, 1974: a complex of 148 twisters that spun across hundreds of mile of the Midwest, killing 148, injuring 5,300, and wiping the town of Xenia, OH off the map. And lest we forget the record cold winter of 1977-78, when natural gas supplies ran low.
Many of our impressions of current extreme weather conditions have to do with the fact that 1) they’re fresh in our memories; 2) we have better communications and 3) higher population densities than in times past.
Complaining about extreme weather is part of the human condition. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane with The New York Times, all the way back to 1888:   "

Europe's Illusion of a Renewable Future

TheResiliantEarth
The cruelest impact of all has been on the German people, who have seen skyrocketing energy costs. According to some, the rising cost of Germany’s energy policy actually threatens its industrial base. Once again the bad idea at the root of the burgeoning problem is the feed-in tariff. “Ballooning costs of subsidising feed-in tariffs under Germany’s EEG have increased to more than 120 billion euros between 2000 and the end of 2013,” says World Review. “Germany’s electricity is 40 per cent more costly for private consumers and 20 per cent more expensive for industrial users than the EU average.”

UK Elections: Britain’s Deliverance from its Wind Power Disaster

StopThesethings
Mr Cameron pledged to stop the windfarm project and any other on-shore windfarms within Montgomeryshire if he was elected to take a second term in Government.
He said: “You would have to ask the environment secretary who took that decision and that was a decision for him.
“However, I want to make it clear that if there is a Conservative Government in place we will remove all subsidy for on-shore wind and local people should have a greater say.
“Frankly I think we have got enough on-shore wind and we have enough to be going on with, almost 10 per cent of our electricity needs, and I think we should give local people a say if they want to block these sorts of projects.
“The only way to stop more on-shore wind is to vote Conservative there is no other party with this policy. We are saying very clearly we would remove the subsidy and give local people the power to say yes or no.
“This would end the growth of on-shore wind and if that’s what you care about you must vote Conservative.”