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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Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Climate change: the Hoax that Costs Us $4 Billion a Day

Breitbart
Then there are the people who benefit financially from this $1.5 trillion climate change industry: the carbon traders; the dodgy academics; the vulture capitalists pecking on the bloated carcass of renewable energy; the environmental NGOs; the environmental consultancies who specialise in giving “expert” testimony at planning appeals, arguing on the most spurious grounds that no the bats and birds in this area aren’t going to be affected by this new wind turbine they’re going to be happier than ever no really; the sustainability officers at every level of local government; the green advisers attached to every business who advise them how to reduce their CO2 count; the PR companies that specialise in green awareness; Dale Vince….
These people do not deserve your money. Not a penny, a cent, or a sou of it."

Monday, 30 September 2019

The Next Great Extinction Event Will Not Be Global Warming – It Will Be Global Cooling

WUWT
However, Excess Winter Deaths are not the worst threats to humanity. The glacial cycle averages about 100,000 years, consisting of about 90,000 years of the glacial period, when mile-thick continental glaciers blanketed much of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres including Canada, Russia, Northern Europe and Northern USA, and about 10,000 years of interglacial, the warm period of the present. Earth is now 11,500 years into the current warm interglacial, and our planet may re-enter the glacial period at any time.  ......
Increased atmospheric CO2, driven by fossil fuel combustion and/or other causes, will have little impact on the onset of future glaciation. Climate is not highly sensitive to increasing atmospheric CO2. Paradoxically, CO2 concentrations are not alarmingly high; in fact, atmospheric CO2 concentrations are alarmingly low – too low for the long-term survival of terrestrial life. Photosynthesis of C3 food crops ceases at 150ppm – CO2 starvation."

Activist biologist filled with eco-anxiety shares unfounded fear of polar bear catastrophe

WUWT
Misplaced eco-anxiety that kids have about polar bears starts with activist biologists like Steven Amstrup, spokesperson for an organization devoted to raising climate change alarm – and media outlets like The Guardian who help them spread fears unsupported by scientific evidence.
........The truth is, Amstrup has a vested interest in advancing polar bear catastrophe: as I explain in my new book, The Polar Bear Catastrophe That Never Happened (Crockford 2019), he considers his 2007 prediction that summer sea ice decline would decimate polar bear numbers to be a career legacy. He cannot bear to admit he was wrong (no pun intended) . That’s highly unscientific. Yet the media assists him in passing his unfounded eco-anxiety about polar bears on to naïve young children and gullible adults without a word about the current healthy status of the bears."

Water Behaving Badly

WUWT
After 2005 the global ice area went down, but by 2010 it had recovered. From there to 2015, it was above average. And since 2015 global ice area has dropped precipitously but then recovered back to average. Finally, there is no statistically significant trend in the full 1973 – 2019 dataset.
So … lots of things of interest in Figure 3. However, I gotta say, I’m not seeing the evil hand of steadily increasing atmospheric CO2 in that record. Nor am I seeing any “anthropogenic fingerprint”. Perhaps most importantly, am I unable to detect any sign of any “climate emergency” in that record.
The final surprise was the recent several-year deep drop and then recovery of the ice area. I figured it must be from what alarmists have termed the “Arctic death spiral”, the widely trumpeted decrease in Arctic sea ice. So I added the separate Arctic and the Antarctic records to Figure 3 above. Figure 4 below shows those records.
Curiously, the amount of ice at the two poles is just about the same, at ~2% of the globe. But that makes it hard to compare the Arctic and Antarctic ice. So in Figure 4 below, I’ve offset the northern hemisphere (blue line) by 1% for clarity. You’ll need to add 1% to the northern hemisphere ice areas to get the actual values. Figure 4 shows the globe as well as the two halves of the planet separately. Note that in this graphic they are all to the same scale."

Sunday, 29 September 2019

Science Vs. The Extinction Rebellion

Tony Helier

The expansion of life on earth peaked when CO2 was at its maximum 540 million years ago.




New Video : Hiding The Hottest Month Ever

Tony Helier

NASA hiding the past  by omitting data before 1880......

The Brazilian Drought Of 1877-1879

Tony Helier
This is what NASA is hiding.

The Great Drought , or drought in northeastern Brazil from 1877-79 , was the most devastating drought phenomenon of the history of Brazil , occurred in the Brazilian imperial period . [ 1 ] The calamity is responsible for the deaths of between 400,000 and 500,000 people......."

PODCAST: Dr. Ross McKittrick on climate, hockey-sticks, and Mann

WUWT
Dr. Ross McKittrick of the University of Guelph, Canada, is a professor of economics who got interested in the climate debate after looking over satellite data. He found the climate community very unresponsive and went on his own journey to discover what was up.
He, alongside Steve McIntyre, challenged the famous Hockey Stick paper. Listen in to hear his analysis and why you ought not trust the fraud. Models have to be accurate in their reporting without adjustment by climate pushers."

A Line-By-Line Response to Greta Thunberg’s UN Speech

WUWT
Did you bother to look at any of that science? Thirty years ago they were saying Manhattan would be under water by now. Most every prediction so called “climate scientists” have made during the past thirty years has failed to come true. This is not science being crystal-clear. It is shamanism being crystal-clear. You need to learn the difference. A science that is not able to make what are called “useful, non-obvious predictions” is not science. It’s religion. And, I’m sorry, but you’ve become ensnared in the climate cult’s terrible clutches."     

A Climate Modeller Spills the Beans

Quadrant.Online
The climate models are useful tools for academic studies, he says. However, “the models just become useless pieces of junk or worse (worse in a sense that they can produce gravely misleading output) when they are used for climate forecasting.” The reason:
These models completely lack some critically important  climate processes and feedbacks, and represent some other critically important climate processes and feedbacks in grossly distorted manners to the extent that makes these models totally useless for any meaningful climate prediction.
I myself used to use climate simulation models for scientific studies, not for predictions, and learned about their problems and limitations in the process."

How Many Times do Useless Climate Models have to be Killed before they Die?

WUWT
Quadrant Online has just published a remarkable article – A Climate Modeller Spills the Beans – in which a highly-qualified climate scientist and modeller makes it abundantly clear that the climate models, as coded and used currently, can never predict future climate."

How to Destroy the Climate Change Hoax

Celebrities, activists, environmentalist organizations, the UN, government entities and sadly, even the Vatican support the theory that humans cause climate change. However, in this exclusive interview, “global warming” expert and author Marc Morano gives you hard-hitting arguments and facts that dispel the artificial fear propagated by “climate emergency” alarmists. (YouTube)

No Climate Emergency say 500 Scientists to UN

On the same day that Greta Thunberg made an impassioned speech to the UN about her fears of a climate emergency, some 500 scientists sent a registered letter to the UN Secretary-General stating that there is no climate emergency and climate policies should be designed to benefit the lives of people. Read the full document and list of names here: 

YouTube Here


Professor Valentina Zharkova: The Solar Magnet Field and the Terrestrial Climate

"This approach also predicts the modern grand minimum upcoming in 2020-2055. By utilising the two principal components of solar magnetic field oscillations and their summary curve, we extrapolate the solar activity backwards one hundred millennia and derive weaker oscillations with a period of 2000-2100years (a super-grand cycle) reflecting variations of magnetic field magnitude. The last super-grand minimum occurred during Maunder Minimum with magnetic field growing for 500 years (until ~2150) and decreasing for another 500 years. The most likely nature of this interaction will be discussed and used to explain long-term variations of solar magnetic field and irradiance observed from the Earth."  (YouTube)

Thursday, 19 September 2019

No Change In Arctic Sea Ice Extent For Almost 14 Years

Tony Hellier

There has been little or no trend in Arctic sea ice extent since the start of MASIE records in 2006.

Misinformed Iowa Professors

Tony Hellier

University of Iowa professors Peter Thorne and Jerry Schnoor tell the world that Iowa will get a lot more 90 degree days in the future as a result of Iowa residents emitting CO2.   All evidence shows the exact opposite.  Average daily maximum temperatures in Iowa have plummeted over the past century.As CO2 levels have increased, the frequency of 90 degree days has plummeted. Peak temperatures in Iowa have plummeted. The number of 100 degree temperature readings in Iowa has plummeted. Iowa’s worst heatwave occurred in 1936, when Logan had 41 days over 100 degrees from June 16 to September 6. Why are public health professors pretending they are climate prophets? They obviously didn’t do any research. Professors  Peter Thorne and Jerry Schnoor are simply making numbers up.  There is no evidence to back up their claims, and it is absurd to suggest that Iowan’s can control atmospheric CO2 levels – as China and India build hundreds of new coal fired power plants.

Monday, 29 July 2019

12 New Papers Provide Robust Evidence The Earth Was Warmer During Medieval Times

NoTricksZone

Claims that modern temperatures are globally warmer than they were during Medieval times (~800 to 1250 A.D.) have been contradicted by a flurry of new (2019) scientific papers."

Solar minimum warning: Mini ice age could last until 2055 - shock warning

Daily Express

THE current solar minimum could last for more than three decades which could lead to temperatures plummeting across the globe, scientists have warned.The Sun is currently entering the solar minimum – a period of roughly 11 years when there is less activity on our host star. But experts who have been analysing the Sun believe there is evidence to suggest that it could last until 2055. The Sun follows 11 year cycles where it reaches a solar maximum and then a solar minimum.

During a solar maximum, the Sun gives off more heat and is littered with sunspots. Less heat in a solar minimum is due to a decrease in magnetic waves.
However, there are occasions when a solar minimum or maximum can go on for more than one cycle.
The most famous example of this is the Maunder minimum, which saw seven decades of freezing weather, began in 1645 and lasted through to 1715, and happened when sunspots were exceedingly rare. During this period, temperatures dropped globally by 1.3 degrees celsius leading to shorter seasons and ultimately food shortages in what was called a “mini Ice Age”.

Top NZ Scientist Describes “Global Warming” as Pseudo-Science

Sout Vouno

Fooling the World The Global Warmers persisted with their use of pseudo-science and made further predictions. Understandably they too all proved wrong. At conferences I began to hear, regardless of the science involved, when a speaker wished to “rubbish” some scientific idea or research, he/she stated that conclusion firmly, and followed it by “Just like Global Warming”. Clearly the Global Warmers heard that too. They didn’t change their pseudo-science, but cleverly changed the name to ‘Climate Change”. [One can disprove warming, but the words change of climate can’t be proved wrong].     ..........
A huge international bureaucratic industry was born – with Cabinet Ministers, government departments, company sections, travel, conferences, treaties, carbon credits, and carbon trading, and very much more. The challenge was often heard that we must curb our carbon emissions or sacrifice our grandchildren’s well-being. In truth, those children were being saddled with a gigantic debt to pay for everything encompassed by the Warmers’ “carbon footprints”, including the salaries and expenses of the loudest proponents.
Perhaps the saddest part has been that the essential and innocent gas, carbon dioxide, has been demonised and criminalised. It is essential in creating plant growth using chlorophyll and photo-synthesis. It is thus essential for our very existence. Crops grow better in a CO2-enriched and warmer atmosphere, when heated by an oldfashioned vertical kerosene heater. It gives off “carbon emissions” that are valuable to us all.......
The widespread obsession with Global-Warming-Climate-Change, in opposition to all factual evidence, is quite incredible. It leads to unfair treatment of some citizens, and a massive bill for all, for nothing useful.  ..."

Saturday, 27 July 2019

Why Climate Change Wasn’t Behind Paris’s Record-High Temperature

Roger Tallbloke

"....While this heatwave is the latest poster child for the planet’s “ecological breakdown,” there is a natural explanation for this heatwave, as with all other weather events.
There has been a persistent weather pattern that’s causing this bake-fest. A large area of high pressure is stationed over Europe and an area of low pressure is situated off of the coast of Ireland.
The wind flow around these pressure centers is drawing in air from the south, which is blowing hot Saharan air into Europe (see Figure 3).
This natural process occurs with or without 415 parts per million (ppm) or 0.04% of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. "

Friday, 26 July 2019

LSE: We Need to Name Deadly Climate Heatwaves Over 82F (28C)

WUWT

According to Bob Ward writing on the London School of Economics website, if we don’t name climate change induced heatwaves where temperatures exceed 82F, people won’t realise how deadly they are.  
Where I live on the edge of the tropics, if the Australian MET started naming individual days or weeks when temperatures soar over 82F, they would run out of names.
While 863 or 2,500 excess heat deaths is a tragedy, Britain should probably be more worried about the massive spike in winter deaths, 50,000 excess winter deaths which occurred last year according to official figures, and the rampant British green energy fuel poverty which makes the elderly and other people with low incomes hesitate to switch on their air conditioners or heaters."

Record High Temperatures in France: 3 Facts the Media Don’t Tell You.

Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.

1. Record High Temperatures Occur Even Without Global Warming

2. Summer Heat Waves are Weather-Related, and Unusual Cold is Usually Nearby

3. Most Thermometer Measurements Have Been Spuriously Warmed by the Urban Heat Island Effect


The bottom line is that record high temperatures occur naturally, with or without climate change, and our ability to identify them has been compromised by spurious warming in most thermometer data which has yet to be properly removed.    

A pledge to abolish sin

Matt Ridley
If the British government declared the abolition of sin by 2050, commentators would be rightly cynical. The announcement last week that Britain will enact a net-zero carbon target for 2050 was instead welcomed, especially by “faith leaders”. Yet without specifying how it is to be achieved, setting this target is about as wishful as pledging to eliminate sin. It is not just a matter of cost – although £1 trillion is not small change (if you had been spending a pound a second and had now reached £1 trillion, you would have had to start when Neanderthals were still on the scene)."

Scientists who Publicly Disagree with the Current Consensus on Climate Change

Electroverse

For those still blindly banging the 97% drum, here’s an in-no-way-comprehensive list of the SCIENTISTS who publicly disagree with the current consensus on climate change.  .....
A system is in place that makes it incredibly difficult, almost impossible, for scientists to take a public stance against AGW — their funding and opportunities are shutoff, their credibility and character smeared, and their safety sometimes compromised."

Over 30,000 scientists say 'Catastrophic Man-Made Global Warming' is a complete hoax and science lie

Natural News
And, of course, there are the more than 31,000 American scientists (to date) who have signed a petition challenging the climate change narrative and 9,029 of them hold PhDs in their respective fields. But hey, Al Gore and his cronies have also ignored that inconvenient truth, as well.

Many of those scientists who signed the petition were likely encouraged to speak out in favor of the truth after retired senior NASA atmospheric scientist John L. Casey revealed that solar cycles are largely responsible for warming periods on Earth - not human activity.   (Article date 2016)

"Climate Change" 1976

Simon Pearson

For those bleating “climate change” this is 1976: Heathrow had 16 consecutive days over 30 °C (86 °F) from 23 June to 8 July & for 15 consecutive days from 23 June to 7 July temperatures reached 32.2 °C (90 °F) in England. Also five days saw temperatures exceed 35 °C (95 °F).

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Lady tattycoram

We also had 38 degrees in August 1911 at Greenwich; 35.6 degrees in September 1906 at Doncaster; and Paris had 37.5 degrees in 1757.


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Electroverse


JULY 26    UK's highest recorded temperature for this day was 33.3C (92F) set at Southampton  in 1885. Climate is cyclic, never linear.

'Climate change industry' now a $1.5 trillion global business

Mark Roberts
'Climate change industry' now a $1.5 trillion global business - “The $1.5 trillion global ‘climate change industry’ grew at between 17 and 24 percent annually from 2005-2008” - And does anyone still wonder why there is a climate cabal?

Hottest ever ?? Perhaps NOT

Climate Realists

The last few hot days pale into insignificance when you see the U.K. stats from 2018 of continuous temperatures over and including 75f (53 in 1995 and 47 in 2018) or over 89f (15 in 1976)..

Mainstream media abandons journalism for activism on climate change

Roger Tallbloke
For whatever reasons, large parts of today’s media are bending over backwards to support the notion that man is changing the climate – and in a negative way. Opposing lines of evidence and theory are routinely ignored or dismissed as unworthy of attention. Recently some of them have even attempted to whitewash the notorious ‘Climategate’ episode of 2009 that exposed the e-mails of biased climate scientists trying to promote the man-made warming idea.
What happened to genuine reporting?

For more than 20 years I’ve watched media outlets fail to accurately portray the debate surrounding climate change, writes H. Sterling Burnett in The American Spectator. Unfortunately, things are getting worse.
Over the past six months, news outlets including The Guardian, long a mouthpiece for leftist propaganda, and Telemundo announced they will now use the fear-invoking term “climate emergency” instead of the more descriptive phrase “climate change.”

Climate Swindle: Meet The New Scare, Same As The Old Scare

Climate Change Dispatch
his month, The Wall Street Journal celebrated its 130th anniversary by republishing salient articles spanning that period, including this retrospectively illuminating report from February 2, 1978:
A climatic disaster, triggered by the continued burning of oil and coal, could result in the submergence of much of Florida, Holland and other low-lying areas in the next 50 years, an Ohio State University scientist predicted… “I contend that a major disaster – a rapid five-meter rise in sea level caused by deglaciation of West Antarctica – may be imminent or in progress, after atmospheric carbon dioxide has only doubled,” John H. Mercer, a glacier geologist, asserted.
Sounds pretty grim.

By some miracle, fortunately, Florida and Holland were still with us over a decade later.  ....
Climate alarmists either possess endemically short memories or simply no sense of embarrassment, because they reissue the same apocalyptic predictions year after year, decade after decade.
Hopefully, national and worldwide audiences become wiser to their antics and destructive routines."

Cambridge [University] Botanic Garden

Roger Tallbloke
“We have been recording weather data at the Botanic Garden since 1904 and supply daily figures to the Meteorological Office at Bracknell.” — ref
Someone tell Cambridge University the Met Office moved but that is trivial relative to their issues over siting a Stevenson screen. A consequence is the claimed time series since 1904 is thrown into question, how much if any is reasonable?  ........“The highest known temperature recorded in the area was 37.3 °C at Cavendish on 10 August 2003 and 36.9 °C was recorded that day at Cambridge Botanic Garden [Google tells of polytunnels and bare earth] and 36.5 °C there on 3 August 1990. The highest UK temperature stands at 38.5 °C at [Brogdale Fruit Farm,] Faversham in Kent on 10 August 2003.”

The present approach to climate change isn’t working

Bjorn Lomborg
The present approach to climate change isn’t working. If fully implemented, analysis of the leading climate-economic models shows that the Paris Agreement will cost $US1 trillion to $US2 trillion every year in slowed economic growth. Our response to climate change is so expensive because alternative energy sources remain expensive and inefficient in most scenarios. It is still very expensive to switch from fossil fuels — hence the fortune being spent on subsidies, to little overall effect.  ........Despite costing a fortune, the Paris Agreement will have virtually no impact on global temperatures. The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change has estimated that even if every country makes every single carbon cut suggested in the Paris treaty to the fullest extent, CO2 emissions would be cut by only 1 per cent of what would be needed to keep temperature rises under 2C. Incurring an annual $US1 trillion cost while failing to rein in temperature rises is a very poor idea."

The summer of 1947 was almost identical to this year in Paris.

Steve Goddard
The summer of 1947 was almost identical to this year in Paris. CO2 levels were much lower, and the Urban Heat Island effect was also much less. Your propaganda has nothing to do with science.  ......
Paris Le Bourget Airport has long term records. Their high today was 106, which is slightly warmer than the peak in 1947 of 105. Not surprising given the expansion of the Urban Heat Island. If you understand graphs, you can see that this summer is almost identical to 1947.

Denying 2000 years of the Medieval Warm Period, Little Ice Age on every continent

JoNova(Australia)

Here we go again. For five or so years believers didn’t really mention the . Too bruised by the embarrassment of Hockey Stick Zombie failures. But it’s an inconvenient era they have to rub out because none of the expert models can explain what caused it, and it’s hard to panic about same temperatures that Edward the Confessor survived with oxen and carts.
And it’s hard to call the modern warmth “man-made” if nature created something just like it 1,000 years ago.  ........So go tell the world — everywhere we look the world was hotter and colder in the last 1000 years, the last 10,000 years and the last billion."

All They Want Is To Control Every Aspect Of Your Life

Real Science
Climate alarmists grow increasingly dangerous and mentally unstable every day.  They want to control every aspect of your life, and believe that other people flying on an airplane is equivalent to shooting a gun into a crowd.  This does not apply to their own air travel however. And all that Greta wants is to take away democracy."

'Calm down, it's called the weather': Green activists mocked online for their hysterical response to a BBC tweet heralding the hottest day of the year

Daily Mail

The UK recorded its second hottest day ever yesterday, with temperatures reaching 100.5F (38.1C) in Cambridge - falling just short of the all-time high of 101.3F (38.5C), recorded in Faversham, Kent, in 2003.  ........
From the comments: "I thought the Met Office said a couple of years ago when we had a cold, wet summer that the weather was nothing to do with Climate change?"

Another heartbreaking story of climate doom!

WUWT

Summary: Another day, another heart-rending story about the coming climate doom. Okjökull is dead. They say that we killed it. The story is bogus, as usual.   ........If Ok died during the Medieval Warm Period, it was born again during the Little Ice Age. It may have lived and died countless times during it long life. Its latest death is another example of weather converted into propaganda. .....
Conclusion – and other posts in this series
These debunkings are easy to write because climate activists are not even trying hard anymore. They have broken all effective resistance, can say anything – and journalists rebroadcast it without criticism. That is the kind of power that re-shapes a nation. For more about this, see other posts in my series about the corruption of climate science."

Monday, 24 June 2019

25 Simple Bullet Points Proving CO2 Does Not Cause Global Warming: by a Geologist for a Change (Dr Roger Higgs)

Electroverse
We urgently need to expose the ‘CO2 = pollutant’ fallacy being forced upon your children, grandchildren, nephews and nieces by schools, universities, governments and mainstream media worldwide, and to denounce it in scrupulously truthful terms easily understood by the public, including those youngsters themselves.

Here are the 25 bullet points proving CO2’s innocence:

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Wind Energy Woes: German Expansion “Collapses To Near Zero” …”2019 Threatens To Be A Disaster

NoTricksZone
Despite all the talk about the need to transition over to green energies, Germany’s progress — in especially wind energy — has ground to a complete halt."

Great Lakes Reveal a Fatal Flaw in Climate Change ‘Science’

Issues & Insights

ake Erie and Lake Superior — two of the five that make up the Great Lakes — broke records for water levels this May. Lakes Michigan and Huron could follow suit.
Naturally, climate change is getting the blame. “We are undoubtedly observing the effects of a warming climate in the Great Lakes,” says Richard Rood, a University of Michigan climate scientist.
But just a few years ago, climate scientists were insisting that a warming climate would cause water levels to decline. .........
The truth, of course, is that water levels in the Great Lakes vary over time. And, as a matter of fact, they varied far more in the past than they do now. A U.S. Geological Survey notes that “prehistoric levels exceed modern-day fluctuations.”
It says that “Prehistoric variations in lake levels have exceeded by as much as a factor of 2 (that is, more than 3 meters) the 1.6-meter fluctuation that spanned the 1964 low level and the 1985-87 high level.”
And, as anyone who’s ever lived near the Great Lakes knows, the lakes themselves were formed in the wake a massive change in the earth’s climate — when the glaciers receded at the end of the Ice Age roughly 14,000 years ago.
So if the lakes’ huge fluctuations in the past weren’t caused by mankind’s burning fossil fuels, why are scientists so convinced that the far more minor changes happening today are?
The reason is simple. Climate scientists can blame anything they want on global warming. The climate models are imprecise enough that no matter what is happening they can point to it as proof that man-made climate change is happening. Too much rain, too little rain, bitterly cold winters, mild winters, more snow, less snow, rising water levels, falling water levels — they can attribute “climate change” as a cause of it all.
But if nothing can disprove a theory, and every event, no matter how contradictory, is proof that the theory is valid, is that really science? Sounds more like a religion to us."

The Cult Of Fake Statistics

Real Science
I posted a video earlier documenting that the US was coolest and wettest on record since October. Then someone named Dave Carlson steps in and explains that the record cold is proof of record heat. Followed by Brian Johnson who claims that India just set their all time record of 123.8F.
Sounds bad … we really messed the climate up.  Except that it was just as hot or hotter in India in 1935, and 1953, and 1966 ….Climate alarmism is based largely on fake statistics, and always has been"

Theresa May is about to spend £1 trillion on a pointless policy. This climate madness has to end

Bjorn Lomborg

The UK is, reportedly, already resorting to the use of "creative accounting" as it attempts to meet its current obligation of reducing emissions by 80 per cent by 2050. However, that hasn't stopped the government considering an even bolder promise: net zero.
This will have no meaningful impact on temperatures because the UK is responsible for just one per cent of global emissions. If it eradicated its entire emissions forever, global temperatures in 2100 would be affected by less than 0.014°C. Yet while the benefits of reaching net zero are negligible, the cost of delivering this pledge would be massive."

What David Attenborough told BBC viewers about this raging orangutan fighting a digger is only part of the truth... and that's just one of the flaws in the great naturalist's 'alarmist' new documentary

David Rose, Daily Mail

.....There are times when climate propaganda – for this is what this was – calls to mind the apocalyptic prophets of the Middle Ages, who led popular movements by preaching that the sins of human beings were so great that they could only be redeemed by suffering, in order to create a paradise on earth. Perhaps this is how Attenborough, nature journalism’s Methuselah, sees himself. But climate change is too important to be handled in this manner. It needs rational, well-informed debate. Too often, cheered on by the eco-zealots of Extinction Rebellion, the BBC is intent on encouraging quite the opposite."

May Ramming Through Trillion Pound Climate Change Plan With No Proper Costings

Guido Fawkes
Not content with just banning porn and plastic straws, Theresa May has decided to add a £1 trillion – that’s £1,000,000,000,000 – economic black hole to her “legacy” with her new policy to force the UK to have ‘net zero’ emissions by 2050. Philip Hammond has already warned that the cost “is likely to be well in excess of a trillion pounds”. Blows the row over tax cuts into insignificance…
The problem is that no-one has any idea how much it is actually going to cost. The Climate Change Committee (CCC), chaired by scandal-ridden Lord Deben, has put out a figure of £50 billion every year. BEIS’ preliminary estimate puts the cost a full 40% higher at £70 billion per year – these are just back of the envelope calculations. The Treasury wants to do a formal review of the costs but this will take months, not days. The fact that an outgoing Prime Minister is trying to bind the country with a commitment this vast without even doing a proper costing first is the height of irresponsibility…  "

Thursday, 30 May 2019

30,000 wind turbines located in critical bird habitats

CBS News
Tens of thousands of wind turbines have been installed in areas that are considered critical to migratory and threatened birds and that number is set to more than double in the future.
An analysis by the American Bird Conservancy (ABC) shows that more than 30,000 turbines overlap with federally protected bird habitat, including 24,000 in the migratory corridor of the whooping crane and 3,000 in breeding grounds of the endangered Greater Sage-Grouse."

‘Big Oil’ Now Promotes Renewable Energy – Wind & Solar Spur GROWTH In Fossil Fuel Energy Generation

NoTricksZone
Fossil fuel companies have certainly recognized the capacity for wind and solar energy to benefit them financially.
BP, for example, proudly acknowledges they are “partnering” their gas with solar and wind, or “using gas to complement the intermittency of renewables”.
Simply put, wind and solar energies are helpful to fossil fuel companies both for public relations purposes and for growing their bottom line."

Environmentalism: Evidence Suggests it Was Always and Only About Achieving World Government

WUWT
It is common sense to protect our environment, but what has occurred for 50 years is exploitation of that idea for a socialist agenda. We wasted 50 years believing that humans are not natural, and everything they do is destructive. We wasted and continue to waste trillions of dollars on unnecessary policies and useless technologies, all based on false assumptions, pseudoscience, and emotional bullying.
We now know 50 years later that every single prediction concerning the environmental demise of the Earth and the people made in the original Earth Day Report was wrong. We also know that every additional claim, such as overpopulation, global warming, sea level rise, desertification, deforestation, and sea ice collapse, among many others, were wrong. I challenge anyone to produce empirical evidence that proves anything happening today is outside any long-term record of natural activity.
Convince the people that the entire world is threatened, and you can convince them that no nation can save it. It is then easy to convince them that a world government is the only way to save the planet. The trouble is that none of it is true. The World is in good shape, and people are living longer and healthier lives in every nation.  "

A major problem with the Resplandy et al. ocean heat uptake paper

Judith Curry

Conclusions

The findings of the Resplandy et al paper were peer reviewed and published in the world’s premier scientific journal and were given wide coverage in the English-speaking media. Despite this, a quick review of the first page of the paper was sufficient to raise doubts as to the accuracy of its results. Just a few hours of analysis and calculations, based only on published information, was  sufficient to uncover apparently serious (but surely inadvertent) errors in the underlying calculations.  ....."

Error in major climate study revealed – warming NOT higher than expected

Fox News
A major new climate study in the journal Nature got worldwide media coverage for finding that the oceans warmed dramatically faster than previously thought — but now the researchers have retracted that conclusion after a man in the United Kingdom blogged about flaws he discovered in the paper. ...

EDITORIAL: Over the past decade, power prices have doubled.

Sky News
EDITORIAL: Over the past decade, power prices have doubled. It's all happening because we have been running the energy market to reduce emissions, rather than running the energy market to produce affordable and reliable power."

'It's fascists using children as a front': Former Greenpeace activist compares student climate strikes to the Hitler Youth

Daily Mail
A former Greenpeace activist has sensationally compared student climate change strikes to the Hitler Youth. 
Doctor Patrick Moore served for nine years as President of Greenpeace Canada and seven years as a Director of Greenpeace International.
Talking to 2GB Radio's Alan Jones on Thursday morning, Dr Moore said students are being used by activists who are behind the global climate strikes. ........
Dr Moore said children are 'blindly following' a climate agenda and aren't being taught logic or scientific methods.
He also also believes children are being used as an 'ends to justify the means by abusing young minds as they aren't mature enough to be making serious decisions'.
The former activist said he was particularly concerned about one of the global faces of the climate change strikes, 16-year-old Swedish Greta Thunberg, who has Aspergers."

Former Greenpeace member likens school climate strikes to Hitler Youth

2GB
Patrick Moore joined the environmentalist organisation in 1971, and is a firm advocate of switching to nuclear energy.
He’s calling for the adults behind student protests being held around the world to be condemned.
In particular, Dr Moore tells Alan Jones he’s worried about the global face of the strikes, 16-year-old Greta Thunberg.
“She’s a child in Sweden being used mercilessly by her parents and by society to bring about these school strikes for climate change.
“I’ve seen her giving her statements… it’s absolutely clear that other people are writing the words that she is saying.
“And she has a mild form of autism so this is child abuse in the worst way.”
Dr Moore says the hysteria being drilled into our children has been seen before, throughout history.
“Whether it’s the Hitler Youth or whatever it is really mainly fascists and communists that use children in this way, as a front.
“They should be condemned outright by everyone in the world.”

Cycles of Rapid Climate Warming

WUWT
Cycles of Rapid Climate Warming
The globally averaged temperature rose 1.5°F from 1880 to today. Various narratives suggest the rise since 1950 was driven by increasing concentrations of CO2. The rising temperature before 1950 was considered natural. Since 1990, Arctic temperatures rose 2 to 3 times faster than the global average. So, are rapidly rising Arctic temperatures evidence of an impending climate crisis? "

More than TWENTY fraud trials could collapse - costing taxpayers millions - after 'expert' prosecution witness on carbon credits is revealed to have no qualifications and 'couldn't remember' if he passed his A Levels

Daily Mail
More than 20 fraud trials could be declared unsafe after it emerged a star prosecution witness is a fantasist with no qualifications.
Andrew Ager, who has testified in a string of court cases, was called to give evidence in a multi-million pound diamond scam trial that later collapsed. 
In total, victims lost £3.5million but the eight defendants walked free from court after a judge was forced to deliver not guilty verdicts on multiple fraud charges. 
The men were cleared after it emerged Ager, a witness for the prosecution, had no academic qualifications - and could not even remember if he had passed his A-Levels."

Greta’s very corporate children’s crusade

Standpoint

"Behind the schoolgirl climate warrior lies a shadowy cabal of lobbyists, investors and energy companies seeking to profit from a green bonanza....
But the Greta phenomenon has also involved green lobbyists, PR hustlers, eco-academics, and a think-tank founded by a wealthy ex-minister in Sweden’s Social Democratic government with links to the country’s energy companies. These companies are preparing for the biggest bonanza of government contracts in history: the greening of the Western economies. Greta, whether she and her parents know it or not, is the face of their political strategy."

Monday, 13 May 2019

Little Green Lies

Real Science
Governments around the world are dropping, useless, expensive, environmentally destructive green energy.  .......Meanwhile, the press continues to push the same old lies …..

History Of The Climate Crisis

Real Science
A RECORD OF HOT SUMMERS.
IN 637 the heat was so great in France and Germany that all springs dried up, and water became so scarce that many people died of thirst.
In 873 work in the field had to be given up ; agricultural labourers persisting in their work were struck down in a few minutes, so powerful was the sun.
In 993 the sun’s rays were so fierce that vegetation burned up as under the action of fire.
In 1000 rivers ran dry under the protracted heat ; the fish were left dry in heaps, and putrified in a few hours. The stench that ensued produced the plague.  .................. (read the full post)

Albany robbed of its coldest ever April day, BOM adjusts temp up 15 degrees C?!

JoNova (Australia)
Friday April 19th set more records than anyone realized. Not only was it the earliest recorded snowfall at Bluff Knoll and WA, but it was also the coldest ever April day in Albany and many other towns in south-west Western Australia. It may also be the largest single day temperature mystery I’ve ever seen in the official “raw” data.
Days like the 19th are extremely unusual in Western Australia — it’s a state that often doesn’t get any snow all year and when it does, the length of the entire snow season is measured in hours. So you might think the million-dollar-a-day Bureau of Meteorology would be paying extra attention. Instead it appears they have lost that day’s data in Albany, despite having two thermometers there to record it. One station is in the city itself and there’s an official “expert” ACORN station at the airport about 10km away.
Luckily Chris Gillham, unpaid volunteer, was watching the live half hour observations roll in at and saw that thermometers at the airport recorded a maximum of only 10.4°C at 11am that day, which he remarks is the lowest April maximum the BOM has ever recorded there. Strangely, the 10.4°C seems to have disappeared. Somehow, the BOM has estimated that April 19th in the city of Albany was 25.1°C on Friday April 19th, which is what is now entered as “raw data” in their Climate Data Online. This is despite temperatures in almost all the surrounding towns being similarly low, and often lowest ever records (for April) as well."

More renewables, more record prices

JoNova(Australia)
once again, bad luck for renewables. The AEMO put out their report for the first quarter of 2019. Despite a massive growth in renewables, power prices are still not falling as predicted.
The report highlights that record high spot wholesale electricity prices were set in Victoria and South Australia, and nearly in everywhere else as well:
• Victoria and South Australia’s quarterly average spot wholesale electricity prices of $166/MWh and $163/MWh were their highest on record.
• Victoria and New South Wales recorded their highest underlying energy price on record, while Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania recorded their seconded highest energy prices on record.
These record highs were not just billion dollar price spikes, but the actual underlying energy prices as well.

#AOC recants: ‘…world ending in 12 years due to climate change’ – it was “a joke”

WUWT

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said that she was joking around when she claimed the world was going to end in 12 years if we do not take serious action against Climate Change, a declaration she’s been widely criticized over. The 29-year-old socialist mocked the Republican Party for taking her claim about the end of the world seriously, which she suggested was a combination of “dry humor + sarcasm.”