"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 ten 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, 29 July 2019
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.
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”.
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
"....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
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."
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.
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)."
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
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)
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).
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.
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 - “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?
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.”
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.
“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. 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. 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.
Here we go again. For five or so years believers didn’t really mention the Medieval Warm Period. 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."
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
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?"
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. .....