Lake E was formed about 3.6 million years ago by a meteor that hit the region, leaving an 11-mile wide crater that has since been filling with sediment. The region is not glaciated, so the bottom of the lake has not been disturbed.
The core yielded data about conditions in the region for the last 2.8 million years, almost 30 times as long as the 110,000 years covered by cores drilled in the Arctic ice sheets.
Individual layers of the core can be from magnetic field data left behind by the regular shifts in the Earth’s magnetic field. Data from pollen yields information about annual temperatures and rainfall.
Researchers know that there have been recurring periods of higher temperatures and increased rainfall in the Arctic, called interglacials, but those have been relatively modest, involving temperature increases of a of Fahrenheit.
The team reported in the journal Science that they found periods with much more changes, which they called super interglacials.
They found that temperatures in two of the super interglacials, one 400,000 years ago and one 1.1 million years ago, were as much as 9 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than during normal interglacials about 12,000 and 125,000 years ago.
There was also about 12 inches more rainfall during the super interglacials. With such increased temperatures and rainfall, the team said,Greenland’s ice sheet could not have existed in its current form.
Simulations using state-of-the-art climate models show that neither changes in the Earth’s orbit nor high levels of greenhouse gases could produce such changes alone.
The team compared their results to those from the Antarctic Geological Drilling Project and found that periods when the West Antarctic ice sheet melted coincided with the super interglacials in the Arctic. They offered two potential explanations for how the two polar regions could be connected:
First, reduced glacial ice cover and loss of ice shelves in Antarctica could have limited formation of cold bottom water masses that into the North Pacific Ocean and upwell to the surface. Fewer movements of such masses could lead to warmer surface waters, higher temperatures and increased precipitation on land.
A second possibility, they say, is that disintegration of the West Antarctic ice sheet may have led to significant increases in global sea level, allowing more warm surface waters to reach the Arctic Ocean through the Bering Strait.
Whatever the cause, they concluded, it is clear we need to learn much more about the Earth’s climatic past.
The El’gygytgyn Drilling Project is part of the International Continental Drilling Project sponsored by the U.S., , and Russia.
As many as 32,000 underwater mountains have been identified around the world and the majority are believed to be volcanic in origin. Several thousand of these may be active but a combination of ocean depth and remoteness means that very few have been studied.
I have pointed out before that nobody knows how many active volcanoes there are on the floor of the oceans. Hence, nobody knows how much heat is poured into the oceans by volcanoes. It therefore follows that it is actually impossible to calculate the extent of the human contributions to ocean warming, even though that is a claim the carbonazis make all the time.
Thanks to the work of skeptics, two key government documents have been dug up – which tell us that Arctic sea ice extent was much lower prior to 1979.
The story of melting glaciers has been told ad nauseam by climate catastrophists and the scientifically gullible news media for years. This blog has reported on the purported “rapid melting” of the Himalayan glaciers several times before (see “Himalayan Glaciers Not Melting” and “Himalayan Glacier Disappearance Overstated”). It is true that glaciers melt, they are the primary source of water in a number of regions around the world.
As I have often stated, this is an interglacial period, ice is supposed to melt. Otherwise there would still be a mile of ice on top of New York City. But despite evidence to the contrary, warmists continue to claim that glaciers are disappearing at an alarming rate.
In 1958, then later here in 1974, Robert Welch reveals the NWO agenda to induce the gradual surrender of America's sovereignty to various international organizations.
The peace-loving tree huggers at the UN have devised a plan for the world. The friendly folks a the UN's Department for Sustainable Development have a master plan for us all.
Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, Governments, and Major Groups in every area in which human impacts on the environment.
So let's see if we understand this correctly. A plan of action. Got it. To be taken globally...okay - everyone must participate. In every area in which human impacts on the environment....yep, that covers everyone and everything in the entire world. It's a warm fuzzy way to take over the world! Group hug, anyone?
Extremist green campaigning group WWF - endorsed by no less a body than the European Space Agency - has stated that economic growth should be abandoned, that citizens of the world's wealthy nations should prepare for poverty and that all the human race's energy should be produced as renewable electricity within 38 years from now.
Most astonishingly of all, the green hardliners demand that the enormous numbers of wind farms, tidal barriers and solar powerplants required under their plans should somehow be built while at the same time severely rationing supplies of concrete, steel, copper and glass.
The WWF presents these demands in its just-issued Living Planet Report for 2012. It's a remarkable document, not least for the fact that it is formally endorsed for the first time by the European Space Agency (ESA) - an organisation which would cease to exist in any meaningful form if the document's recommendations were to be carried out.
Smoky Mountains National Park - A UN "World Heritage" and "Biosphere Reserve". My research into those meanings and UN - U.S. National Parks.
I have spent many hours researching what the meaning of some plaques I read and photographed when I was up in the Smoky Mountains a couple of weeks ago.
Did you know they are a "UN WORLD HERITAGE" site and a "UN Biosphere Reserve?" Along with most of our other "National Parks"?
Extensive research at the link - what the meaning is and who really does "own and control" the U.S. National parks and the areas around them.
Lots of information in the article.
I thought "What the Hell is a UN World Heritage site?" The way it read to me is that the Smoky Mountains are not actually a National Park of the United States and thus the People of the United States are not the owners, but is controlled by the United Nations.
Did our U.S. government give up our national park to the UN in 1983?
I am sure the average person who reads the plaques think "Oh, how awesome these mountains are considered 'World owned mountains and are protected through the UN.'
But for those of us who know about the UN Agenda 21, we know that it means the U.S gives up Sovereignty to the UN to become a "One World Government and control of land and resources."
Needless to say the above plaques disturbed me and I wanted to know exactly what their meaning was.
I have now done the research and have found the U.S. government has given the UN control of most of our National Parks, including the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone, Redwood Forest, Mammoth Caves, Statue of Liberty, Olympic National Park, the Everglades, the list goes on. Here is the map of the 21 sites that the U.S. has allowed the UN to have as "World Heritage" sites.
Properties inscribed on the World Heritage List (21)
WHO OWNS WORLD HERITAGE SITES?
To fully understand the threat to American sovereignty posed by the UN designation of World Heritage Sites, one must first link this program to a series of other treaties and policies, and how they impact American sovereignty. Above all, one must understand that many in our government see such programs as another tool to build massive federal land-control programs.
There is strong evidence of close collaboration between the U.S. Park Service and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Committee. There is also strong evidence that the designation of UN World Heritage Sites goes hand in hand with the Administration’s Sustainable Development program. That program is nothing less than a massive federal zoning program that dictates property development on the local level, in the name of protecting the environment. The goal of Sustainable Development is to lock up vast areas of American land, and shield it from private use.
The designation of United Nations’ World Heritage Sites and Biosphere Reserves can and does result in the centralization of policy-making authority at the federal level, particularly by the Executive Branch. Once a UN designation is made and accepted by the Federal Government there is literally no opportunity for private American land owners to dispute it or undo the designation.
Private property rights literally disappear, not only in the officially designated area, but worse, in buffer zones OUTSIDE the designated area. Not only has the federal government been using these treaties and agreements to limit access to, and use of these lands to all Americans, but they also have used the UN designations to limit use of private property OUTSIDE the boundaries of the site.
Moreover, in becoming party to these international land-use designations through Executive Branch action, the United States is indirectly agreeing to terms of international treaties, such as the Biodiversity Treaty - a UN treaty that has never been ratified by the United States Senate.
Nevertheless, in 1994, the U.S. State Department published the “Strategic Plan for the U.S. Biosphere Reserve Program.” Taken straight from the unratified Biodiversity Treaty, the State Department program is to “create a national network of biosphere reserves that represents the biogeographical diversity of the United States and fulfills the internationally established roles and functions of biosphere reserves.”
A chief tactic used by the UN and the Federal Government when designating a biosphere reserve or a World Heritage Site is to rarely involve or consult with the public and local governments. In fact, UNESCO policy actually discourages an open nomination for World Heritage Sites. The “Operational Guidelines for the Implementations of the World Heritage Convention” states:
“In all cases, as to maintain the objectivity of the evaluation process and to avoid possible embarrassment to those concerned, State (national) parties should refrain from giving undue publicity to the fact that a property has been nominated inscription pending the final decision of the Committee of the nomination in question. Participation of the local people in the nomination process is essential to make them feel a shared responsibility with the State party in the maintenance of the site, but should not prejudice future decision-making by the committee.”
In other words, the nominating committee is to hide the fact that a massive land grab is about to take place. Then, at the appropriate moment, the committee is to involve some local yokels to make them think they have something to say about the grab, then send them away, so that the committee can move ahead, unhindered. They aren’t suppose to worry about the fact that private landowners have just lost control of their property.
That is why it is charged that World Heritage Sites are an infringement on United States sovereignty. You won’t find the smoking gun by reading the treaties. It can only be found in understanding the “intent” and the “implementation” of the policies.
Many households in Germany are no longer able to pay their electricity bills. As a result, around half a million households are sitting in the dark.
In a remarkable monograph, Roy W. Spencer presents hard evidence that 75% of the observed warming since the start of the 20th century is due to natural processes. He offers a detailed model describing how one of these processes, the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO), operates in the real world. Most importantly, he demonstrates that anthropogenic global warming (AGW) is a minor contributor to a global climate largely insensitive to man-made CO2.
Thanks to this highly skilled climatologist and his The Great Global Warming Blunder: How Mother Nature Fooled The World's Top Climate Scientists, we can now taunt the often corrupt and overtly political planetary high priests with this: PDO means AGW is DOA.
For decades, the heartland of America has been the breadbasket of the world. Unfortunately, those days will shortly come to an end. The central United States is rapidly drying up and dust bowl conditions will soon return. There are a couple of major reasons for this. Number one, the Ogallala Aquifer is being depleted at an astounding pace. The Ogallala Aquifer is one of the largest bodies of fresh water in the entire world, and water from it currently irrigates more than 15 million acres of crops. When that water is gone we will be in a world of hurt. Secondly, drought conditions have become the “new normal” in many areas of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and other states in the middle part of the country.
This is one of the many reasons for growing and preserving as much food as you possibly can, in case of shortages.
Even if you live in a condo or apartment, you can manage to use pots in which you can cultivate fruits and vegetables appropriate to the climate in which you live.
Chick peas, fava beans and other seeds from a facility in Syria are among the 25,000 new samples being deposited this week in an Arctic seed vault built to protect food crops from wars and natural disasters, officials said Tuesday.
The latest additions mean that the Svalbard Global Seed Vault -- a master backup to the world's other seed banks -- has now secured more than 740,000 samples since it opened in a remote Norwegian archipelago in 2008.
That represents an estimated three-quarters of the biological diversity of the world's major food crops, said Cary Fowler, executive director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust, which maintains the vault with Norway's government and the Nordic Genetic Resources Center.
The raw data of the Arctic did not tell the story they wanted to hear, and so GISS took it upon themselves to rewrite it.
The heaviest snowfall in Montenegro in 63 years has sealed off hundreds of villages, shutting down roads and railways and closing the main airport in the tiny Balkan state on Saturday.
The government has said it is considering introducing a state of emergency throughout the country.
The snow virtually sealed off the capital Podgorica, closing its airport and hampering rail and road traffic. At 52 centimeters (20 inches) high, it was the worst fall in the capital since 1949.
Frigid temperatures have gripped Europe in the last week, with the mercury reaching as low as 35 degrees Celsius below zero. After what had been a relatively mild winter, the sudden cold caught many unprepared. Eastern Europe is hardest hit, with over 100 deaths in Ukraine, and with over 11,000 people in remote villages cut off by snow in Serbia. Most of the fatalities recorded have been homeless people found frozen to death outside, and emergency tents with hot meals have been set up to help them in several affected countries. Russia and Poland are mobilizing help for the homeless. Travel in Romania has been chaos as a blizzard hampered efforts to clear both rails and roads. Recorded temperatures in Italy were the lowest in 27 years.
Al Gore: Snow is a thing of the past
“Forecasters predict that a new ice age will begin soon,” says this article on russia-ic.com.
“Habibullo Abdusamatov, a scientist from the Pulkovo Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences considers that the sharp drop in temperature will start on the Earth in 2014.
“According to the scientist, our planet began to “get cold” in the 1990s. The new ice age will last at least two centuries, with its peak in 2055.
“It is interesting, that the same date was chosen by the supporters of the theory of global warming.
Agenda 21 has been broken up and repackaged as three new organizations:
America 2050, Forum for the Future, and the Rewilding Project. The re-branding of Agenda 21 also allows the globalists to advance another older concepts that has been in the works for a long time, mainly The North American Union.
Through these three organizations, the globalists have implemented and started executing a strategy that will bring about an Orwellian state where all 50 states are merged into mega regions and where people are rationed food, water, and energy. Get ready... get set....
The so-called Durban Package will, for the first time, bring all greenhouse-gas users into a common legal regime under the UN flag, in the aim of cranking the carbon combat into higher gear.
And there, just as I warned you, is the doorway to global dictatorship, a dictatorship brought into being by fraud, which means a dictatorship that can never allow freedom of speech, freedom of inquiry, a dictatorship that will have to be history's worst tyranny merely to survive its own creation.
You do realize that it is summer down there, right? :)
Actually, this is a repeat of Ramses BS about the Hittites, knowing the Egyptian people couldn't check up on him. Too many people are able to walk down to the beach and take temperature readings for themselves, so this cock and bull story about how the oceans are getting much warmer .... someplace you can't get to to verify for yourself, is the latest hail-Mary pass to sell the carbon tax and the global government agenda in a demonstrably cooler world.
So much agenda-driven corruption and so little scientific method…
Email 2383 contains further evidence that everyone in the world of paleoclimate knew the Hockey Stick was a duffer.
I think herein I will refer to Mann’s hockey stick as the Hockey Schtick — not science, just a gimmick to promote an alarmist’s agenda.
New and explosive revelations continue to emerge from the Climategate 2 emails, two weeks after the 5,000-plus emails were first publicly unveiled. While Climategate 2 does not share the “novelty factor” of Climategate 1, the contents of the Climategate 2 emails are at least as appalling as Climategate 1. Most importantly, the Climategate 2 emails show scientists at the forefront of global warming activism acknowledging serious flaws in alarmist global warming theory, working together to hide data contradicting alarmist global warming theory, and taking concerted and nefarious action to ruin the careers of scientists and peer-reviewed science journal editors who publish studies and data that undermine alarmist global warming claims.
The man-made warming activists at the UN are trapped in turmoil over how to deal with the earth’s lack of warming since 1998. A couple of weeks ago, the UN climate panel circulated a draft statement that would have admitted we’re unlikely to have any further earth-warming for the next 30 years “because climate change signals are expected to be relatively small compared to natural climate variability.”
The BBC’s environmental reporter Richard Black reported that he’d received a copy of that draft. Black said he expected member governments to reject the statement, however, because it would embarrass the first-world governments’ green energy subsidies and taxes agenda. It would also have finally killed the world’s climate-terror campaign.
Dennis T. Avery, a senior fellow for the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C., is an environmental economist. He was formerly a senior analyst for the Department of State.
Ridiculous stuff GW culmembers are doing to reduce their 'carbon footprint'
Psuedo science is a live and well, that's why horoscopes get a full page in news papers. In general people are gullible and stupid.
Furious parents vented their anger at a headteacher who turned off his school's heating on one of the coldest days of the year.
Pupils at Ansford Academy in Castle Cary, Somerset, were forced to grip their pens through thick gloves and wear their coats and hats in class as temperatures dropped to 1C.
The school's headmaster, Rob Benzie, shut down the radiators as an experiment to show students how the school could cut its carbon footprint.
But staff and parents condemned the plan, branding it 'barbaric' and 'beyond stupid'.
One teacher said: 'It was absolutely ridiculous I have never experienced working in such cold conditions.
'I am all for saving the environment but to conduct an "experiment" as the head calls it on such a cold day is beyond stupid.
'The kids were complaining, no one was working properly some of them could not even write because they could not grip a pen through woolly gloves.
'We have a number of pupils with mental and physical disabilities here and they really struggled with the cold.
'It was unnecessary and in my opinion barbaric.'
Temperatures dropped as low as one degree Celsius in Castle Carey last Friday - the coldest of the winter so far.
One father said: 'I was just shocked when I found out what had happened.
'I have never heard of such a ridiculous idea. Turning off all the heating in December is just mental.
'The kids could get sick I can't believe any of them learnt anything.
'I know when I am cold I can hardly function. I'm absolutely furious with the school.'
But headteacher Mr Benzie, 52, defended the day, saying it was 'a success.'
'We turned off the heating as an experiment to see if we can lower our carbon footprint,' he said.
'We allowed pupils to wear as many jumpers as they liked and everyone seemed to be happy enough although it did get pretty chilly.
'We gave letters to pupils to take home to their parents informing them about the eco day.
'We only had one complaint and that came from a member of staff but they just got on with it in the end.'
Mr Benzie said he hoped to repeat the eco day again next term.
'I considered the day a success, said.
'In fact I believe we have too much heating.
'On occasions I have had to turn it down as too much heat can make the students fall asleep.
'The idea was actually thought up by a small group of pupils from our student eco-group.
With another snowy season upon us, three major cities announced upgrades to their winter weather equipment, which will help better prepare the roads for travel when the weather hits. Dallas, Atlanta and Chicago have all readied themselves for the upcoming season by purchasing new slow plows and other equipment.
Gosh DARN that global warming!
Where are the headlines? Where are the press releases? Where is all the attention?
The ice melt across during the Antarctic summer (October-January) of 2008-2009 was the lowest ever recorded in the satellite history.
Such was the finding reported last week by Marco Tedesco and Andrew Monaghan in the journal Geophysical Research Letters:
A 30-year minimum Antarctic snowmelt record occurred during austral summer 2008–2009 according to spaceborne microwave observations for 1980–2009. Strong positive phases of both the El-Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the Southern Hemisphere Annular Mode (SAM) were recorded during the months leading up to and including the 2008–2009 melt season.
Figure 1. Standardized values of the Antarctic snow melt index (October-January) from 1980-2009 (adapted from Tedesco and Monaghan, 2009).
The silence surrounding this publication was deafening.
A blockbuster Chinese study of Tibetan tree rings by Liu et al 2011 shows, with detail, that the modern era is a dog-standard normal climate when compared to the last 2,500 years. The temperature, the rate of change — it’s all been seen before. Nothing about the current period is “abnormal”, indeed the current warming period in Tibet can be produced through calculation of cycles. Liu et al do a Fourier analysis on the underlying cycles and do brave predictions as well.In Tibet, it was about the same temperature on at least four occasions — back in late Roman times (those chariots!), then again in the dark ages (blame the collapse of industry), then in the middle ages (the Vikings?), then in modern times (blame the rise of industry).
Clearly, these climate cycles have nothing to with human civilization. Their team finds natural cycles of many different lengths are at work: 2-3 years, 100 years, 199 years, 800 years, and 1,324 years. The cold periods are associated with sunspot cycles. What we are not used to seeing are brave scientists willing to publish exact predictions of future temperatures for 100 years that include rises and falls. Apparently, it will cool til 2068, then warm again, though not to the same warmth as 2006 levels.
Amplitudes, rates, periodicities and causes of temperature variations in the past 2,485 years and future trends over the central-eastern Tibetan Plateau [Chinese Sci Bull,]
Congress isn't getting a glimpse of what's on President Barack Obama's Blackberry - or any more internal White House communications related to the bankrupt solar company Solyndra, which received a $535 million loan guarantee from the federal government.
Can you say "Double Standard?"
Can you say "Dictatorship?"
The emails, obtained by several news organizations, implicate the most senior levels of the Obama administration in the scandal, which has tainted the White House since the solar company went bankrupt last month, leaving taxpayers on the hook for a $534 billion federal loan.
One email, obtained by the Washington Post, suggests that Obama and/or his chief of staff Rahm Emanuel was actively involved in trying to get Solyndra's loan application approved in time for a September 2009 press conference.
If pleading the "Fifth" smells, the Solyndra drama will prove the stereotype applies in this instance. A good old-fashioned scandal in an election year pumps up the media juices. The timeline on Solyndra tells only part of the history. The linkage of corporate cronyism dodges the real world result of "Green Energy" frauds. These shams can be traced back to the Enron schemes, especially their industrial wind model that defrauds the public...
Fast running out of money just two years after winning a half-billion dollars in federal loan guarantees, solar panel maker Solyndra LLC this spring looked overseas to India in hopes of finding new business to turn the company around.
Solyndra, which only months earlier had hosted President Obama during a tour of its headquarters, hired the Rice Hadley Group, a consulting firm founded by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
A Daily Caller investigation has found that in addition to the failed company Solyndra, at least four other solar panel manufacturing companies receiving in excess of $500 million in loan guarantees from the Obama administration employ executives or board members who have donated large sums of money to Democratic campaigns.
It’s as if Solyndra never happened. The Obama Administration is giving $737 million to a Tonopah Solar, a subsidiary of California-based SolarReserve. PCG is an investment partner with SolarReserve. Nancy Pelosi’s brother-in-law happens to be the number two man at PCG.
Merci pour votre intérêt pour l'émission et surtout, pour votre aimable et courtois commentaire qui bien qu'il exprime un désaccord avec mes propos, est fait d'une façon tellement amicale et en étalant vos arguments de façon rationnelle.
Les gens ont tendances à se crier des noms au lieu de converser!
Alors il est un plaisir de vous répondre brièvement.
Je crois comprendre que vous avez découvert l'émission assez récemment de part le fait que j'ai dans le passé souvent parlé des changements climatiques en expliquant bien les raisons pourquoi le RC causé par l'homme est une fraude scientifique, de la fausse science. Les exemples que vous avez énoncé, provenant de l'émission, n'étaient que des exemples de ce que j'avance. Il est évident qu'il manque une vue d'ensemble si vous n'avez qu'entendu cette partie de mon exposé.
Il est bien sûr impossible de dire que parce qu'un hiver a été particulièrement froid que cela signifie qu'il n'y a plus de réchauffement, ou qu'il y a refroidissement global du climat. En s'entend sur cela.
J'aurais des centaines de pages de documents très fiables et vérifiables à vous montrer pour supporter mon point de vue, non pas qu'un seul argument. Mais pour vous dire vrai, la seule chose qu'on a à étudier, c'est les données empiriques des satellites et des senseurs océaniques qui montrent tous qu'il y a aucun réchauffement depuis maintenant une décennie et qu'en fait, ces dernières années, le climat global s'est légèrement refroidit, malgré le fait que les taux de CO2 ont continué d'augmenter, détruisant ainsi le faux lien entre CO2 émis par l'homme et RC.
Le facteur humain est en vérité extrêmement faible. Les changements climatiques sont largement et principalement naturels et cycliques.
Je remarque de plus en plus d'éminents scientifiques, météorologues et géologues qui commencent à déclarer que nous commençons probablement en fait une mini ère glacière qui pourrait durer des décennies. Certains de ces gens étaient en plus d'anciens fervents supporteurs du RC causé par l'homme est les gens se ravisent. Et on ne parle pas des vendus corrompus qui sont payés par des intérêts privés.
Alors voilà rapidement pour vous répondre, mais j'ai un gros dossier sur le climat qui devrait être traité sur une émission bientôt et qui apportera beaucoup d'information.
Je tiens à vous remercier pour votre ouverture d'esprit et curiosité, ce courage aussi de vous exposer à des points de vue différents.
Une petite anecdote en terminant: il y a plusieurs années de cela, j'étais aussi certain que vous que le RC causé par l'homme était vrai, jusqu'à ce que je commence mes propres recherches et creuser le fond de l'histoire. J'ai dû me rendre compte à l'évidence et changer mon fusil d'épaule! Tout ça pour vous dire que je ne suis pas partis d'une idée préconçue ou un préjugé qui me rendrait biaisé. Je cherche ce qui est vrai. Si ça contredit ce que je pensais et bien, je change mon paradigme de pensée.
Depuis près de deux ans maintenant, la théorie selon laquelle ce sont nos émissions de gaz carbonique qui sont responsables de changements climatiques est tranquillement en train de se faire découdre. Même que le programme CLOUD du CERN a récemment démontré que l’influence du soleil sur les rayonnements cosmiques aurait une bien plus grande influence sur le climat que le CO2. Le soleil a une influence sur le climat? Qui l’eût cru! Malgré tout, nos gouvernements ne cessent de multiplier les mesures contre les émissions de carbone
On soupçonnait déjà que les rayons cosmiques atteignant la Terre jouaient un rôle important dans la formation des nuages en basse altitude. Mais on n’avait jamais étudié auparavant le phénomène en laboratoire. CLOUD (Cosmic Leaving Outdoor Droplets) est cette grande expérience du CERN débutée il y a plus d’un an à Genève et regroupant quelque 17 instituts de recherche de 8 pays différents, principalement d’Europe et d’Amérique. Elle vise à étudier, dans une chambre spéciale à atmosphère hyper-controlée, la formation des nuages sous l’effet d’ensemencement par les rayons cosmiques.
De façon simplifiée, disons qu’aux taches solaires, est associé un champ magnétique qui protège la Terre du bombardement par les rayons cosmiques provenant de l’espace. Plus les rayons cosmiques atteignant la Terre sont abondants, plus cela favorise la formation de nuages en basse altitude, et plus la couverture nuageuse de basse altitude est importante, plus les températures sont basses. Les premiers résultats de CLOUD viennent tout juste d’être publiés dans la revue scientifique Nature, et tendent à confirmer cette hypothèse. Nous sommes en ce moment dans un creux solaire jamais atteint depuis 50 ans. Si la tendance se maintient, en 2014 il n’y aura plus aucune tache solaire et cette année-là devrait donc être particulièrement froide. On peut même anticiper un petit âge glaciaire analogue à celui que nos ancêtres ont connu aux 17ième et 18ième siècles (La Tamise avait gelé à plusieurs reprises), qui pourrait débuter d’ici une trentaine d’années. Le soleil et non les GES émis par vos voitures a toujours été et restera le moteur principal des changements climatiques -mis à part quelques soubresauts volcaniques comme par exemple celui du super-volcan Toba il y a 74 000 ans-. Bref, c’est le refroidissement qui nous guette… rien de bien réjouissant!
Ces premiers résultats de CLOUD sont le premier pavé important, pavé de nature rigoureusement scientifique, jeté dans la marre des réchauffistes du GIEC, dont les rapports alarmistes reposent très peu sur les observations scientifiques mais surtout sur des modèles climatiques sur-simplifiés. CLOUD permet aussi de mieux comprendre les processus chimiques impliqués dans la formation de ces nuages. Les périodes où la Terre connait un réchauffement coïncideraient avec celles des périodes d’activité solaire maxima et vice versa. Or il se trouve que les observations actuelles sont en harmonie avec cette hypothèse, contrairement aux prédictions des modèles du GIEC. Les prêtres du réchauffisme qui célèbrent leur culte dans les temples de cette nouvelle religion climato-alarmiste que sont les Universités de Pennsylvania State et d’East Anglia ainsi que la NASA ont toujours été hantés par le spectre de cette hypothèse des rayons cosmiques. C’est donc une première flèche, et elle est de taille, qui leur est ainsi décochée dans leur talon d’Achille climatique. La douleur est lancinante.
L’expérience est loin d’être terminée. Un nuage gris, menaçant et de plus en plus gros apparaît dans l’azur des réchauffistes. L’orage n’est pas loin. Mes prévisions de climato-sceptique : effondrement imminent du déjà fragile édifice du GIEC et ensuite de la précaire Bourse du carbone à laquelle le vert et naïf Québec vient de s’inscrire.
Hindsight being 20/20, and yours truly being, shall we say, iconoclastic, today's headlines and a little research led to an enthusiastic livingroom 'neener-neener' dance on behalf of CERN's Dr. Kirkby, for Transmitting the Light of Actual Science to the bloggers, theorists, and scientists that, because of his work, are now better armed against the lock-step, carbon-trading, guilt-mongering heathen.
In 1998 he was ridiculed for daring to question Global Warming. and his research was suddenly shelved. Nine years later, CERN picks up where it left off, and the results were in this July.
Scientists have demonstrated a clear link between the 11-year sun cycle and winter weather over the northern hemisphere for the first time.
They found that low solar activity can contribute to cold winters in the UK, northern Europe and parts of America. But high activity from the sun has the opposite effect.
The study helps explain why the UK has been gripped by such cold winters over the last few years: the sun is just emerging from a so-called solar minimum, when solar activity is at its lowest.
23 farmers in Honduras were slaughtered in cold blood by hired mercenaries as they tried to protect their land from being seized by a corporation who wanted to use the land to produce biofuels as part of a United Nations-accredited EU carbon trading scheme.
Obama Buffett“Protests erupted in July when six international human rights advocacy groups presented a report to the EP detailing what they called murders and forced evictions of peasants in El Bajo Aguán Valley of northern Honduras, ” reports the New American.
“The International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) report accuses UN-sanctioned palm oil mills of stealing farmland from Honduran natives and killing or wounding them when they attempt to defend their property.
With days still left in the summer of 2011, parts of the state faced their first frost advisory and a freeze warning yesterday.
--It looks like Mike's forecast of a cold early winter was right on target ...
The Arctic is gaining ice at the fastest rate on record for early September, while the press reports the exact opposite.
Al Gore claims the temperature of the Earth's interior is "millions of degrees" (40 seconds into the clip). It’s actually 5000 to 9000 degrees Celcius
related: China to count Abortions as Carbon off-set Credits.- EU and UN Approve / Applaud
With the Western nations continuing their downward economic spiral, the advocates of the United Nations’ redistributionist schemes also continue to exploit the environmental agenda in their effort to fundamentally alter the global economy to serve their own ends
The top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday urged Energy Secretary Steven Chu to launch a national climate-change-education campaign.
The "Australian Carbon Tax" is completely unnecessary. Most significantly there are huge contradictions between the global warming claims being made in the media, in support of the tax, and the hard science that is used to support the position. The problem for those advocating a human induced warming hypothesis is the undistorted long-term temperature record plus recent monitoring that shows much hotter conditions during the last two thousand years and a cooling during the last decade. The correlation between human carbon producing activity and climate change is not at all established.
Even as the Australians are being hit with a major tax supposedly to fight global warming, Australia is sinking into another record cold winter.
John Bryson, President Obama’s nominee to head the Commerce Department, told a University of California Berkeley audience in 2010 that a cap and trade system was a good way to hide a carbon tax from the public. “Greenhouse gas legislation, either with a tax or with cap and trade – which is a more complicated way of getting at it but it has the advantage of politically sort of hiding the fact that you have a tax – but that’s what you’re trying to do,” he added.
The United Nations may soon announce that merely by changing the color of its soldiers’ helmets from blue to green, it can intervene in the business of sovereign nations under the guise of so-called “climate change peacekeeping.”
As you consider this, keep in mind that the current bombing of infrastructure in Libya is also brazenly called “peacekeeping.” In fact, there’s hardly a military campaign that’s been conducted in the last hundreds years that wasn’t sold to the public as a way to create “peace.” Now, the UN is on the verge of “waging peace” wearing green helmets instead of blue helmets. The invocation of all things “green,” it seems, provides justification for just about anything these days… including war...
Special meeting to discuss 'green helmets' force to intervene in conflicts caused by rising seas levels and shrinking resources
A special meeting of the United Nations security council is due to consider whether to expand its mission to keep the peace in an era of climate change...
Three senior judges have ruled that the undercover police officer Mark Kennedy unlawfully spied on environmentalists and arguably acted as an "agent provocateur".
Postmedia News/Vancouver Sun
It's Saturday night, and you want to catch the latest summer blockbuster. You do a quick Google search to find the venue and right time, and off you go to enjoy some mindless fun.
Meanwhile, your Internet search has just helped kill the planet. Depending on how long you took and what sites you visited, your search caused the emission of one to 10 grams of carbon into the atmosphere, contributing to global warming.
Sure, it's not a lot on its own — but add up all of the more than one billion daily Google searches, throw in 60 million Facebook status updates each day, 50 million daily tweets and 250 billion emails per day, and you're making a serious dent in some Greenland glaciers.
Straight to the children
Climate Research Unit, East Anglia University
Editors Note: The idea that a East Anglia's CRU is compelled to hire a public relations firm over questions regarding its scientific research is absurd. Their research should stand on its own.
Today brings news of the arrest of the managing director of a firm hired by the University of East Anglia’s CRU (Climatic Research Unit) to carry out “covert” operations (h/t reader Chu here). Neil Wallis of Outside Organisation was arrested today in connection with the spreading News of the World scandal.
Last year, Wallis’ partner at Outside Organisation , Alan Edwards, was profiled in Music Week in a story that led with:
The university’s Climatic Research Unit wanted Outside to fire back some shots on the scientists’ behalf after leaked emails from the unit gave climate change skeptics ammunition and led to an avalanche of negative press about whether global warming was a real possibility.
The evictions were ordered by New Forests Company, an outfit that seizes land in Africa to grow trees then sells the “carbon credits” on to transnational corporations. The company is backed by the World Bank and HSBC. Its Board of Directors includes HSBC Managing Director Sajjad Sabur, as well as other former Goldman Sachs investment bankers.
Villagers told of how armed “security forces” stormed their village and torched houses, burning an eight-year-child to death as they threatened to murder anyone who resisted while beating others.
“We were in church,” recalled Jean-Marie Tushabe, 26, a father of two. “I heard bullets being shot into the air.”
“Cars were coming with police,” Mr. Tushabe said, sitting among the ruins of his old home. “They headed straight to the houses. They took our plates, cups, mattresses, bed, pillows. Then we saw them getting a matchbox out of their pockets.”
“But in this case, the government and the company said the settlers were illegal and evicted for a good cause: to protect the environment and help fight global warming,” reports the New York Times.
An Oxfam report documents how the British outfit has worked with the Ugandan government to forcibly expel over 20,000 people from their homes using terror and violence as part of a lucrative scramble for arable land that can be used to satisfy the multi-billion dollar carbon trading ponzi scheme, which is worth $1.8 million a year to the company.
“I no longer own any land. It’s impossible to feed my children – they have suffered so much. Some days all they eat is porridge from maize flour. When people can’t eat well their bodies become weak – there have been lots of cases of malaria and diarrhoea. Some days we don’t eat anything at all,” said former farmer Francis Longoli, whose land was stolen by New Forests.
As we have previously documented, the manufactured threat of man-made global warming is being used as a tool of neo-colonialism in the third world, not only through the seizure of land and infrastructure, thereby preventing poor nations from using their resources to develop, but by literally starving poverty-stricken people to death.
Actually the paper Reconciling anthropogenic climate change with observed temperature 1998-2008 [PDF] by a team led by Robert Kaufmann at the Department of Geography at Boston University demonstrates no such thing. What it shows – yet again and in excelsis – is the chutzpah and threadbare desperation of the “scientists” involved in the Great Global Warming Boondoggle. Rather than admit that their Ponzi scheme is dead in the water, they try to dazzle us with new imaginative theories which prove that, even though they’re wrong they are in fact right.
The most sophisticated sea level satellite is Envisat. It doesn’t show any sea level rise since it was launched in 2002, so our friends in the sea level community tried to hide it by painting it almost invisible yellow and not normalising the data properly.
The animation above corrects those problems, and shows how completely bogus the claimed trend is.
World Temperatures Did Not Rise from 1998 to 2008, While Manmade Emissions of Carbon Dioxide from Burning Fossil Fuel Grew by Nearly a Third
Natural cooling effects included a declining solar cycle after 2002, meaning the sun's output fell.
The science behind the anthropogenic global warming theory appears to be falling apart with each new scientific study. Global warming, now often referred to as "climate change," is still reported as fact in every establishment publication despite increasing evidence to the contrary. It's difficult to argue that the climate is not shifting in some noticeable way, yet recent reports clearly show that the science is not as settled as some global warming advocates would suggest.
The "Hockey Stick" Debate: New Study Finds "Substantial Uncertainty" With Temperature Reconstructions Using Natural Proxies
Since 1998, climate scientists have attempted to reconstruct global annual temperature over the last millennium using natural proxies such as tree rings and ice cores. However, a new study finds substantial uncertainty in these reconstructions.
Global warming may occur slower and correct itself faster than computer models have been predicting, a new study says.
The study, published in the peer-reviewed science journal Remote Sensing by Dr. Roy Spencer, a principal research scientist in the Earth System Science Center at The University of Alabama in Huntsville, reports the atmosphere may shed heat much faster than previously thought — a potentially serious problem for the computer models used to predict global climate trends.
Scientific theory says it's only necessary for one observable example to show a theory wrong. And all you have to do is observe Venus through satellite data and compare it to earth. Venus with it's atmosphere containing 96.5 percent carbon dioxide has the same atmospheric temperature vs. atmospheric pressure as Earth with it's 0.04 percent carbon dioxide. The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has no observable effect on temperature.
Editor's Note: In addition to volcanoes, China, aerosals and the burning of fossil fuels, oceans are now fingered for the reason why global warming hasn't manifested in the way it was so definitively predicted 10 years ago.
With the scramble to implement policy in the face of a changing reality, advocates for anthropogenic global warming have turn to hysterical tactics to justify the need to curb CO2. They have recently dismissed all skeptics by categorizing them as white male conservatives and suggested that space aliens are a good reason to tax us whenever we exhale.
Recently, HSBC has hired troops to clear land in Uganda to realize carbon tax credits. Indigenous homes were burned to the ground and at least one 8-year old child was burned to death as a result.
The world's most high-profile climate change sceptic is set to have his funding scrapped.
Bjorn Lomborg, author of The Skeptical Environmentalist and bête noire of climate change activists around the world, has been told that the incoming Danish government will cut off his £1m a year funding.
Mr Lomborg, whose 2001 book suggested the planet should adapt to global warming rather than wasting resources trying to prevent it, has made his name by accusing scientists and others of exaggerating the extent and effects of climate change.
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If polar bears had any clue of the scale of speculation about the extinction threat they are facing due to climate change, they would have probably said "you're kidding, right?"
If you think statistics are a pointer towards the growth or decline of a species, it will be interesting to have a look at the estimates published in a report by U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, in 2008. "The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates that the polar bear population is currently at 20,000 to 25,000 bears, up from as low as 5,000-10,000 bears in the 1950s and 1960s. A 2002 U.S. Geological Survey of wildlife in the Arctic Refuge Coastal Plain noted that the polar bear populations 'may now be near historic highs.'"
Arctic scientist who exposed climate threat to polar bear is suspended
US government conducts 'integrity inquiry' on federal biologist amid lobbying by oil firms for Arctic permits
"This is a cautionary tale with a deeply chilling message for any federal scientist who dares to publish groundbreaking research on conditions in the Arctic."
I would hardly characterize Monnett's conclusions about the dead polar bears as "groundbreaking research"; I would not even call it science. It is not science to conclude without any apparent investigation that the bears drowned because of global warming. In fact, there was no proof provided that the bears did indeed drown. For one thing, they are strong swimmers and can travel that way for miles.
Rather than spiraling into a global warming meltdown, we may be heading into the next ice age.
The U.S. National Solar Observatory, the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and astrophysicists across the planet report that the nearly all-time low sunspot activity may result in a sustained cooling period on Earth.
The news has sent global warming theory advocates scrambling to discount and explain away the impact on global temperatures. However, the "news" is not really that new.
Many reputable scientists have been warning for decades that we are nearing the end of the 11,500-year average period between ice ages. And the last similar crash in sunspot activity coincided with the so-called "Little Ice Age" in the 1600s that lasted nearly a century.
President Vaclav Klaus of the Czech Republic: "What is in Danger is our Freedom; the Climate is Okay."
Vaclav Klaus is one of the worlds leading critics of global warming ideology; he published a book "Blue Planet in Green Shackles" in 2007 & He is currently on a speaking tour of Australia.
Amazing Speech! Lord Monckton in the audience..
"They don't care about resources or poverty or pollution. They hate us, the humans. They consider us dangerous and sinful creatures who must be controlled by them." -- Vaclav Klaus on the climate change doctrine...
Tim Oates said schools ought to choose whether or not to teach the subject as he called for the curriculum to “get back to the science in science”.
Mr Oates, whose review will be published later this year, told a newspaper the syllabus should be stripped back to focus on core areas of scientific knowledge such as gravity and oxidation.
Britain is set to face an increase in harsh winters, with up to one-in-seven gripping the UK with prolonged sub-zero temperatures, a study has suggested.
The projection was based on research that identified how low solar activity affected winter weather patterns.
Ah yes, how the carbonazis have fallen! Ten years ago Al Gore and his minions launched a propaganda campaign to lie you into thinking the world was getting warmer and that you were to blame, with redemption possible only through sacrifice of freedoms and money (mostly the money). In 2000 the UK met office, part of the Warmista cabal, proclaimed that snow was a thing of the past! And here we are, with record snow (the California ski resorts were open July 4th) and consequently record floods.
We could be generous and simply state that the climate alarmists were flat-out wrong, and that we should cease listening to them on that point alone. But the climategate emails confirmed that the deceptions were intentional. Too much money and political capital had been invested in the push for a carbon tax to let a little thing like reality get in the way!
So, in service to their agenda and greed, the carbonzis lied! They falsified the data. They searched for ways to, as they put it, "Hide the decline!"
Only now after three harsh winters in a row has the corporate media been grudgingly forced to retreat on the claims of global warming, all the while pretending they were never a part of the propaganda campaign in the first place.
I want you all to remember this. Not out of ego, or a push for donations, but because in the coming weeks the same corporate media that insisted that you were all destroying the Earth unless you agreed to surrender your money and freedoms to a global environmental authority, are going to be equally insistent about a lot of other things, such as the 'need' to invade [pick a nation], that Greece is not really in violation of the UN Universal Declaration of the Rights of Man when they help Israel impose a Soviet style starvation blockade on Gaza, or how the gods favor the private central bankers or any one of a thousand other lies that serve the money junkies.
And every time the media feeds you more manure, please keep in mind that over the last ten years the corporate media lied to you about the world getting warmer, while the alternative media was telling you the truth.
We were right, they were wrong. We told you the truth, they fed you lies.
Now you know who to trust.
Scientists think Britain and Europe could be in for a chilly few years predicting a 'Little Ice Age' could be on its way in just a few decades time.
Average temperatures in Britain could fall by two degrees centigrade, according to the study led by Mike Lockwood, professor of space environment physics at Reading University, because of a drop in the amount of sunspot activity.
Sunspots are darker patches seen in the sun's surface which are caused by small areas of magnetic activity which disrupts the normal flow of intensely heated gases.
Professor Lockwood's team looked at the sun's activity of the past 9,300 years using Met Office data.
His findings, published by the Institute of Physics, (IoP) showed that in the next 50 years there is a one in 10 chance of the sun returning to conditions seen between 1645 and 1715 when the River Thames in London regularly froze over, as did the Baltic Sea.
Known as the Maunder Minimum during these years astronomers could not see any sunspots and Europe endured unusually harsh winters which came to be known as the Little Ice Age.
Professor Lockwood's findings could mean the average winter temperature could drop below 2.5C, compared to the average British winter now of 5C, the newspaper reported.
In June, three different studies all concluded that sunspot activity looks set to decline over the next 10 years.
Experts said the next upswing in sunspot activity, which follows an 11-year cycle, will not be as strong as normal - or might not even happen at all.
The findings were presented at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society's solar physics division.
ONE of Australia's foremost experts on the relationship between climate change and sea levels has written a peer-reviewed paper concluding that rises in sea levels are "decelerating".
While the media, government and scientists continue to report that Greenland is melting, people are starving because of too much ice, snow and cold.
Svend Erik Hendriksen from Greenland sent this over.
Meanwhile back in the real world – Europe’s Envisat satellite reports plummeting sea level over the last 18 months, with the current level being the lowest in their eight years of data.
CERN in Geneva—will soon announce that more cosmic rays do, indeed, create more clouds in earth’s atmosphere. More cosmic rays mean a cooler planet
Canadian Free Press
Cosmic rays and solar winds are interesting phenomena—but they are vastly more relevant when an undocumented theory is threatening to quadruple society’s energy costs. The IPCC wants $10 gasoline, and “soaring” electric bills to reduce earth’s temperatures by an amount too tiny to measure with most thermometers.
In 2007, when Fred Singer and I published Unstoppable Global Warming Every 1,500 Years, we weren’t terribly concerned with cosmic rays. We knew the natural, moderate warming/cooling cycle was real, from the evidence in ice cores, seabed sediments, fossil pollen and cave stalagmites. The cycle was the big factor that belied the man-made warming hysteria of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
When Willi Dansgaard and Hans Oeschger discovered the 1,500 year cycle in the Greenland ice cores in 1984, they knew immediately that it was solar-powered. They’d seen exactly the same cycle in the carbon 14 molecules in trees, and in the beryllium 10 molecules in ice cores. Both sets of molecules are formed when cosmic rays strike our atmosphere. The cycle had produced a whole series of dramatic, abrupt Medieval-Warming-to-Little-Ice-Age climate changes.
The IPCC, for its part, announced that the sun could not be the forcing factor in any major climate change because the solar irradiation was too small. IPCC did not, however, add up the other solar variations that could amplify the solar irradiation. Nor had the IPCC programmed its famed computer models with the knowledge of the Medieval Warming (950–1200 AD), the Roman Warming (200 BC–600 AD), or the big Holocene Warmings centered on 6,000 and 8,000 BC.
The IPCC apparently wanted to dismiss the sun as a climate factor—to leave room for a CO2 factor that has only a 22 percent correlation with our past thermometer record. Correlation is not causation—but the lack of CO2 correlation is deadly to the IPCC theory.
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Head of the world’s leading physics lab has issued a gag order preventing scientists from stating their interpretation of a study that links historical climate changes to cosmic rays.
Climate change sceptics should get less BBC coverage and be challenged 'more vigorously', says report on science output
Opponents of global warming should be given less coverage by the BBC than the climate change lobby, the corporation will rule.
The BBC is set to publish a report tomorrow on its science output announcing changes to rules on impartiality.
Following the overhaul, programme makers and broadcasters will be compelled to give less prominence to those who oppose the scientific community's majority view.
The so-called climate change "experts" that still cling to the mythical theory of man-made global warming are having an increasingly difficult time defending this flailing position. New findings published in the journal Nature reveal that plants, which absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) and release oxygen, actually absorb CO2 about 25 faster than previous estimates assumed they did.
The findings are hugely significant, of course, because they help further debunk the myth that CO2 is an overabundant environmental pollutant responsible for destroying the earth.
Polar bear cubs forced to swim long distances with their mothers as their icy Arctic habitat melts have a higher mortality rate than cubs that didn't have to swim as far, according to a study.
Changes in Arctic ice between July 2 and July 17. The desperate polar bears are having to swim through three metre thick ice.
Three harsh winters in a row, record flooding from record snows, and still the Carbonazis are selling this global-warming kool-aid to push through a carbon tax..
What may be the science story of the century is breaking this evening, as heavyweight US solar physicists announce that the Sun appears to be headed into a lengthy spell of low activity, which could mean that the Earth – far from facing a global warming problem – is actually headed into a mini Ice Age.
For years, scientists have been predicting the Sun would by around 2012 move into solar maximum, a period of intense flares and sunspot activity, but lately a curious calm has suggested quite the opposite.
According to three studies released in the United States on Tuesday, experts believe the familiar sunspot cycle may be shutting down and heading toward a pattern of inactivity unseen since the 17th century.
We are talking about a new "Maunder Minimum" which coincided with the "Little Ice Age". So, contrary to the prognostications of the Carbonazis, the world is headed into a chill, not warming.
Did I mention it snowed here in Hawaii last week? :)
Prof Mike Lockwood of the University of Southampton has closely studied the implications of a quiet sun, and will publish new findings within weeks.
He has already established that low solar activity causes high altitude jet stream winds to twist back on themselves during winter months. This channels bitterly cold Arctic air and frigid winds from the Russian Steppes across northern Europe and on to Ireland.
“Our evidence shows that low solar activity makes it easier for something called ‘jet stream blocking’ to occur,” he said yesterday.
Ainsi, dans le passé, une faible activité magnétique solaire prolongée a coïncidé avec des glaciations sur notre planète. Pendant ces périodes, l'atmosophère terrestre se refroidit et se contracte et les tempêtes magnétiques près des pôles (aurores boréales), des phénomènes qui peuvent perturber les systèmes de communication terrestres, se raréfient.
«Le fait que trois observations totalement différentes du Soleil pointent dans la même direction est une solide indication que le cycle des taches solaires pourrait s'acheminer vers une hibernation», ajoute Frank Hill.
Les résultats de ces études ont été dévoilés à la conférence annuelle de la division de physique solaire de l'American Astronomical Society, réunie cette semaine à l'Université du Nouveau-Mexique.
L'âge de glace bientôt de retour?
Et si en fait, on allait vers une période de glaciation ?
Si une faible activité solaire se prolonge, une glaciation se produit sur notre planète. Cela découle du refroidissement de l'atmosphère et de sa contraction. Des tempêtes magnétiques (aurores boréales) se déchaînent près des pôles ce qui peut perturber les systèmes de communication terrestre.
Alors allons nous vers un second "Minimum de Mauder", en se souvenant de la période de 70 ans sans aucune tâche solaire au 17e siècle qui a plongé l’Europe dans un petit âge glaciaire.
Ce qui inquiète Frank Hill, c'est que les trois observations très différentes donnent la même indication celle d'un acheminement vers une hibernation du Soleil.
According to the report, much of the damage caused by increases in CO2 and deforestation has been made up for by naturally increasing forest densities, at least as far as CO2 is concerned. Based on a survey of 68 different nations, the report explains that between 2000 and 2010, the amount of carbon stored by forests in both North America and Europe has actually increased dramatically, even though the overall land area of these forests has remained largely unchanged.
Even in areas of Africa and South America where massive deforestation efforts have cleared much of the land, increasing forest densities in those that remain have made up for much of that loss.
Anyone with a basic knowledge of the way trees and other plants function knows that they require CO2 in order to survive. And upon absorbing CO2, plants naturally release oxygen for humans and animals to breathe. This cycle has been going on since the beginning of time, and it continues to occur today, despite the plethora of human environmental abuses that appear to have damaged and obstructed the earth in many other ways.
According to the report, much of the damage caused by increases in CO2 and deforestation has been made up for by naturally increasing forest densities, at least as far as CO2 is concerned. Based on a survey of 68 different nations, the report explains that between 2000 and 2010, the amount of carbon stored by forests in both North America and Europe has actually increased dramatically, even though the overall land area of these forests has remained largely unchanged.
Even in areas of Africa and South America where massive deforestation efforts have cleared much of the land, increasing forest densities in those that remain have made up for much of that loss.
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The United Nations' forecast of how quickly global sea levels will rise this century is vital in determining how much money might be needed to combat the phenomenon. But predictions by researchers vary wildly, and the attempt to find consensus has become fractious.
It is a number which will ultimately establish how billions in taxpayer money will be spent -- and it is one which is the subject of heated debate, both among politicians and scientists.
The AccuWeather.com Long-Range Forecasting Team has Chicago right in the middle of where the worst of winter 2011-2012's snow and cold is expected to be.
"Last winter was nasty in Chicago. This winter could be just as bad," warned AccuWeather.com Expert Long-Range Meteorologist Bob Smerbeck.
Our friends have been blaming the severe weather in May on warm air from global warming. This is a brilliant theory, except that it was the 25th coldest May on record in the US.
Unfortunately, many climate experts lack access to the Internet and can’t look these things up themselves. The UN has a fund to provide computers for underprivileged climate experts.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Gallup surveys in 111 countries in 2010 find Americans and Europeans feeling substantially less threatened by climate change than they did a few years ago, while more Latin Americans and sub-Saharan Africans see themselves at risk.
“Absolute certainty is a privilege of uneducated minds and fanatics.” - C.J. Keyser
On Monday, UPI announced the findings of a recent Harris poll that revealed a record low amount of people believe the global warming theory. Only 44% of the 2163 people polled say they believe that CO2 is warming the earth:
Only 44 percent say they 'believe the theory' that carbon dioxide emissions are warming the Earth, down from 51 percent in 2009 and 71 percent in 2007, but most movement has been into the 'not sure' column.
CO2 was less than 315 ppm, yet Alaska lost half of her glaciers in only 50 years. Showing once again how spectacularly dishonest the alarmist position is.
How is reducing CO2 to 350 ppm going to stop glaciers from melting? There isn’t one shred of evidence to support that idea.
“Global warming alarmists and their allies in the media were ringing the alarm bells last summer after a study in the journal Nature claimed the global phytoplankton population had declined by 40% since 1950. The alarmists and their media allies aggressively focused attention on the study and made the additional assertion that global warming and carbon dioxide emissions must be to blame.
Read Entire Article: http://blogs.forbes.com/jamestaylor/2011/04/27/another-global-warming-crisis-canceled-for-lack-of-evidence/”
It seems there’s a purge on at the UN to remove failed climate claims. Last week it was the 50 million climate refugees that never materialized and was covered up, this week it’s the poor of Africa they’ve “disappeared”. This one I stumbled upon quite by accident, doing some research for my previous story: World opinion on global warming: not so hot
Probably no single issue damages the reputation of the climate science community more than the refusal to show the data that supports their work, even under an FOI request. The public believes that scientists who purport to be concerned about the future of the planet should not place their own financial interests, including future grants, ahead of this concern, particularly when their research has been done with public funds.
Record dry spring could drive up wheat prices, and lack of water may force nuclear reactors to shut down
Jeremy Lovell and ClimateWire
LONDON -- One of the driest spring seasons on record in northern Europe has sucked soils dry and sharply reduced river levels to the point that governments are starting to fear crop losses and France, in particular, is bracing for blackouts as its river-cooled nuclear power plants may be forced to shut down...
A winter storm advisory has been posted in the mountains of Colorado above 10,000 feet until 6 p.m. local time, and at least one tornado was reported in Kansas, according to the weather service. The Northern Hemisphere summer starts at 1:16 p.m. New York time tomorrow.
Snow fell in the Swiss Alps overnight on Sunday to levels unseen for the month of September, Swiss weather agency Meteosuisse reported on Monday.
In the ski resort of St Moritz, in the southeast canton of Grison, a total of 45 centimetres (nearly 18 inches) of snow was recorded on Monday morning, it said.
L’intense vague de froid qui touche l’Argentine et le Chili depuis plusieurs jours est remontée jusqu’à l’Uruguay ou 6 personnes sont mortes par hypothermie.
On relève par endroits des épaisseurs de 80 cm de neige, une situation plus vue depuis 20 ans alors que dans ce désert on ne voit la pluie que 2 à 4 fois par siècle.
Cette tempête de neige qui affecte le nord du Chili laisse perplexes les météorologues du pays puisque cette région est plutôt sujette à des températures élevées et à très peu de précipitations.
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Il neige dans le désert maintenant…
We have been hearing lots of rumours of record low ice in 2011, but alarmists long sought Arctic Armageddon is falling apart very rapidly. The green area (2011 ice not present in 2007) is expanding rapidly and the red area (2007 ice not present in 2011) is shrinking rapidly. Weather forecasts for the Arctic look cold for the indefinite future, so it is likely to just get worse.
It seems now that, in the face of more and more record-breaking winters, increased polar ice cover and an endless string of academic scandals, that Al Gore and the global warming/climate change movement are having their own Berlin bunker moment.
Leading UK polar scientists say the Times Atlas of the World was wrong to assert that it has had to re-draw its map of Greenland due to climate change.
Publicity for the latest edition of the atlas, launched last week, said warming had turned 15% of Greenland's former ice-covered land "green and ice-free".
But scientists from the Scott Polar Research Institute say the figures are wrong; the ice has not shrunk so much.
Imagine my shock
HarperCollins says it stands by the accuracy of the maps, but the media release suggesting 15% of Greenland's permanent ice cover had melted was incorrect.
The publishers of the world’s most prestigious atlas have been caught out by Cambridge scientists exaggerating the effects of climate change.
* First snow in Greytown, Wairarapa, since the 1940s.
* 45cm of snow in central Christchurch.
* Light snow in Nelson, Motueka, and Wellington.
* Airports, roads, hospitals closed, power cut.
* Coldest July day on record in Banks Peninsula (-1.2C).
* 12cm of new snow at Turoa skifield; -10C on upper slopes.
The weather bureau has confirmed the Northern Territory has experienced its lowest average minimum temperature for June since records began in 1950.
"Pay no attention to that snow and ice, it's really hot. Hot hot hot! Hotternheck!" -- The Goracle
"Pay no attention to that snow and ice, it's really hot. Hot hot hot! Hotternheck!" -- ABCNNBBCBS
A snowfall so fierce that Interior Minister Rodrigo Hinzpeter called it a "white earthquake" buried communities, blocked roads, cut off food supplies, and wreaked havoc on basic utilities in Chile's central Araucania region.
Following four days of non-stop snowfall piling as high as nine feet (2.7m) in some areas, President Sebastián Piñera declared much of the region a disaster area on Wednesday.
Although this part of the country is no stranger to cold weather, Piñera described the current polar front as the worst the region has seen in 30 years
The race director of a 100-mile ultra-marathon foot race through the Flathead National Forest has cancelled the event due to lingering snow on the route that he says would make the course too dangerous for runners and likely prevent anyone from finishing within the required 36-hour limit.
Brad Lamson said that portions of the course for the Swan Crest 100 have deep snow that is concealing signs that mark trail intersections.
He said he’s convinced the snow won’t melt in time for the event scheduled for July 29.
An unusually heavy snowfall that blanketed large parts of South Africa snarled transport on Tuesday, halting trains and leaving thousands of motorists stranded after highways closed.
The winter storm also brought high winds that played havoc with shipping and delayed air transport. The military dispatched a helicopter to pluck crew members from a cargo ship that ran aground off the east coast.
Parts of South Africa usually receive a dusting about once or twice a year but the storm that hit large parts of the eastern half of the country on Monday and Tuesday dumped up to 60 cms (2 feet) in some areas.
IF IT were a battle between rain and shine this summer, those who bet on cooler, wetter weather would be walking home with fuller pockets now— albeit soggy ones.
This year marks the coolest start to summer in a decade, and also the most consecutive days of rain.
Martin Martinov, a Bulgarian biophysicist living in Park City, Utah, got off the tram Friday and said, “I’ve never seen snow like this that you didn’t have to hike to get to at this time of year.”
The southern parts of Brazil, a tropical country, have been stricken by cold snaps since Monday, driving down temperatures to record-low levels and bringing snow in some areas, a local weather service has reported.
The weather monitoring department of Santa Catarina state said the temperature fell to 8.8 Celsius degrees below zero in the small town of Urupema on Tuesday, while in Cambara do Sul, in Rio Grande do Sul state, along the southern border, the temperature dropped to minus 6.2 degrees.
An influx of cold polar air in the last week has produced record low temperatures throughout Bolivia and severely damaged crops in least five departments of the country. The freeze hurt almost all edible crops grown in the areas affected and has already resulted in increased prices for those items in large cities. According to reports, the ice and snow of last week most affected Santa Cruz, Cochabamba, Tarija, Potosí, and La Paz. In all of these areas the cold compounded with hurricane-force winds lasted three days. Several cities also registered record low temperatures.
All that collective griping about the weather just got validated by some cold facts: The spring of 2011 was the chilliest on record for the state.
James Johnstone, a research associate with the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean in the UW College of the Environment, said the average high temperature from April through June was 60.4 degrees Fahrenheit, beating the previous average of 61.6 degrees in 1955.
According to the National Meteorological Service (SMN), the cold weather that hit the continent four days ago is expected to continue until at least Thursday of this week.
The surrounding areas of Buenos Aires suffered some of the lowest temperatures, with -4 degrees in Dolores, -2.6 degrees in Tandil, -1.5 degrees in Ezeiza and -1.2 degrees in Mar del Plata, with a wind chill of -5 degrees.
The weather bureau has revealed a series of cold fronts caused Tasmania's extreme weather conditions last month, bringing record low temperatures and huge swells.
The extreme conditions reached their peak on the 23rd, when Liaweenee in the Central Highlands recorded minus 11.2 degrees overnight, the second coldest July temperature on record.
Last week's cold snap has seen Timaru record its second lowest temperature for July since records began in 1906.
On July 26, the minimum air temperature recorded in Timaru was -7.8 degrees Celsius. It was also the fourth-lowest minimum temperature for any month since 1906, according to the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (Niwa).
North Pole temperatures have been normal to below normal all summer.
In particular, nearly two thirds of the common blue species were wiped out.
Numbers of all butterflies were down 11 per cent on last year as winds and heavy rain devastated their reproductive patterns.
The figures come from more than 34,000 people who joined the Big Butterfly Count, organised by the Butterfly Conservation charity.
A massive snowstorm has dumped some six feet (2 meters) of snow on Chile’s Araucancia region, leaving many without power and communities completely cut off from the rest of the country.
Television footage showed homes almost completely buried in the snow.
“We are completely cut-off without anything," sauid a resident. "There are no cell phones and no radio.“
A cold snap in Chile is leaving summer citrus importers unsure of what they’ll be bringing to the states in upcoming weeks.
David Mixon, chief marketing officer for Seald Sweet LLC, Vero Beach, Fla., said Chile’s citrus-growing areas had an unseasonable cold snap over the July Fourth weekend.
Perth is on track to breaking another weather record as low daytime temperatures continue this week.
Weatherzone meteorologist Robert Wood said widespread cloud cover was contributing to the "massive reduction" in day-time temperatures experienced across WA so far this month.
Perth is set to record its second day in a row where the mercury won't reach 14 degrees, which hasn't occurred for 13 years.
Sneezing and coughing. An unexpected cool air has risen, in midsummer, cardigans and pullovers sleeping in a drawer. "So far in July temperatures have been recorded about three tenths below the average minimum of the month" said Angel Rivera, a meteorologist and spokesman for the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET). "If the trend continues, one can say that July is one of the coolest summer of the century," he predicts.
RIO DE JANEIRO - The southern parts of Brazil, a tropical country, have been stricken by cold snaps since Monday, driving down temperatures to record-low levels and bringing snow in some areas, a local weather service has reported.
Canberrans woke to a thick fog yesterday morning after another overnight below minus 5 degrees.
From midnight to 10am yesterday, temperatures remained in the minuses, with the lowest recorded at 5am in Tuggeranong at an icy minus 5.4degrees.
Cooma residents also shivered through a cold night the coldest July night on record at minus 10.1degrees.
Too much snow will keep the Sunrise area in Mount Rainier National Park closed through the Fourth of July weekend and until at least July 8, according to park officials. Also, the White River Campground won't open until July 1.
Epic snow pack in parts of Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon and California is forcing many tourists to abandon the annual rites of launching their summer holidays with a camping trip. Others plan to take advantage of prolonged skiing and snowshoeing this strange spring.
Snow on the summit of Mauna Kea: it’s not exactly a rare sight during a Hawaiian winter. But how about in June? With just a few days removed from the official start of summer, the summit of the Big Island’s biggest mountain was covered by white after a passing thunderstorm dropped inches of ice at the 13,000 foot level.
As you can see from the pic which is from the Perisher snowcam today there is a lot of snow in the Australian snowfields at the moment.
Perisher Blue snowfields reports this morning that “The Spencer’s Creek snow depth reading is 158.9cm, the best it’s been since 1990 for this time of the season!”.
I suspect that over in Europe, they are seeing news stories about how the Earth is getting warmer, only it just happened to be cool where they were.
Enough is enough. Global Warning and the grab for Carbon Taxes is as legitimate as Killer Bees or Y2K. The money junkies are hoping that now we are in summer you will have forgotten the record-setting snow (leading the the record-setting flooding) all over the northern hemisphere! They really think you are that stupid where you will ignore the evidence of your own senses and believe as you are ordered to believe, thus to give them the money you are ordered to give to them.
To believe is to be their slaves. To be free is to tell the snake-oil salesmen to shove their carbon-cult where the sun don't shine!
Light snow fell in areas close to Johannesburg, South Africa, on Thursday morning as temperatures dipped across much of south and south-western Africa.
Cold rain, sleet and light snow was recorded in the vicinity of Johannesburg, which has only recorded five snowfall events since 1956.
More snow than has ever been recorded this close to summer is blanketing Donner Summit, creating a potentially dangerous situation when the snow begins to melt, hydrology experts said Tuesday.
A summer heat wave could cause melting snow in the Sierra to cascade down from the mountains all at once, overwhelming reservoirs and river channels and causing widespread flooding, California water officials warned.
Central authorities have raised the disaster alert to the highest level 4, and the government is describing the floods in some areas, such as eastern Zhejiang province's Qianting River area, as the worst since 1955.
Record flooding comes from record snow. You know, the stuff the Carbonazis said was a thing of the past?
Water, water everywhere — and it's a spectacular sight.
Record Sierra snowfall over the winter now means record snow melt as temperatures rise, swelling Yosemite National Park's iconic waterfalls, streams and rivers to their most turbulent level in years.
Last month, the contiguous United States had dramatic shifts in regional temperatures, but overall May was slightly cooler and wetter than normal.
Did I mention it snowed here in Hawaii this last week?
And Namibia on Tuesday!
BBC are pussies; they will not allow comments on the article.
IMAGES of snow covering mountains, roads, sheep and homes close to the Namib-Naukluft Park on Tuesday took Namibia by storm yesterday.Reports and photographs of the snowfall circulated rapidly and widely across the Internet and inboxes bulged with rare images depicting snow in areas usually associated with heat and dust, not biting cold and white blankets of snow.
John Rabie from Namibgrens Guest Farm close to the Spreetshoogte Pass where the majority of snow and rain fell, described the scenes of low clouds, mist and snow on Tuesday.
“It was ice cold, especially as the wind was blowing,” he said.
Army Corps of Engineers officials have just announced that they have blown the first levee in Birds Point Missouri along the New Madrid Seismic Zone.
MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, MO KFVS-The first levee at Birds Point has been breached. It happened just after 10 p.m.
It was a quick blast of a series of explosions. The Birds Point blast was felt at the Wardell, Missouri helicorder. Helicorders are similar to seismographs.
Heartland News is receiving calls from around the Heartland of viewers who felt the blast.
Levee explosion may cost farmers in southeast Missouri $300 million
BY GEORGINA GUSTIN
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
"I've got 8,000 acres underwater. I've got a winter wheat crop underwater. I've got corn that's 4 inches high underwater," said Ed C. Marshall, who farms wheat, corn, soybeans and grain sorghum in the area. "I was six weeks away from harvesting that wheat."
The corps-engineered deluge also swamped millions of dollars in farm infrastructure, from culverts to irrigation pivots. Tens of thousands of gallons of diesel and liquid fertilizer sit in flooded tanks.
Early Tuesday, the flood levels reached 47.85 feet -- which have not been witnessed since the 1930's -- and are expected to stay very close to that level for the next 24 to 36 hours.
Which is what you get when all that snow the global warming cultists insisted was a thing of the past melts, and cities and counties, who believed the global warming cultists and so were not prepared for the hard winters, get hammered.
Blasting open a levee and submerging more than 200 square miles of Missouri farmland has likely gouged away fertile topsoil, deposited mountains of debris to clear and may even hamper farming in some places for years, experts say.
All this water came from massive amounts of melting snow. You know, the white stuff that the carbonazis insisted was a thing of the past due to "Human Caused Global Warming (reg trademark Saint Al of the Gore).
So, local cities and communities, trusting the same Federal government who lied to us all about Saddam's 'nooks', spent what little tax revenues they had preparing for the wrong climate.
and here we are today, three harsh winters in a row, record snow across America all winter and now that it is melting, record flooding, with nobody downstream ready to deal with it.
Thanks a bunch Carbonazis. You couldn't have wrecked the place any worse if you tried.
New Orleans (CNN) -- Waging war against historic flooding in eight Midwestern and Southern states, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened a spillway north of New Orleans on Monday in an effort to calm the rising Mississippi River.
A crowd gathered near the entrance to the Bonnet Carre spillway to watch workers use cranes to slide open the gates to the flood control system. The spillway, like another that could be opened next week, is designed to divert floodwater away from New Orleans and slow the raging river to protect the low-lying city.
Three million acres, an area almost the size of Connecticut, may go under water as the Mississippi River flooding moves south and threatens Louisiana.
The rising water has interrupted coal shipments to power plants in Tennessee, flooded more than 100,000 acres of Missouri cropland, forced thousands from their homes and prompted the Corps to open the Bonnet Carre Spillway to reduce the river’s force through New Orleans.
On the Mississippi between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, there are 11 refineries with a combined capacity of 2.5 million barrels a day, or 13 percent of U.S. output, according to Andy Lipow, president of Lipow Oil Associates LLC in Houston.
BUNCHE'S BEND, La. – Water from the swollen Mississippi River poured over a century-old levee Thursday, flooding 12,000 acres of corn and soybeans despite farmers' frantic efforts to shore up the structure. Downstream, officials with the Port of New Orleans said the Coast Guard could close the river to ships as early as Monday, halting traffic on one of the world's busiest commercial waterways.
Islands in the stream: The extraordinary homemade dams holding back the Mississippi as desperate residents try to save their homes
We've all undertaken home improvements but these residents in flood-stricken Mississippi have had to embark on major construction projects just to protect their houses and livelihoods.
These homes in Vicksburg are all situated along the Yazoo River, a tributary of the overflowing Mississippi River, and their owners have surrounded themselves with tons of earth and sand.
With questions over whether the main levees that protect the area from floods would hold, these farmers took no chances and have so far saved their homes and crops from destruction.
This is beyond belief: the people who have had to do this are obviously completely expendable to this administration.
About 3 million acres of farmland in four southern US states have been inundated with flood waters from the swollen Mississippi River and its tributaries.
The historic Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad Station is surrounded by floodwater in Vicksburg, Mississippi
The latest Mississippi floods, which are even bigger than the disastrous 1927 flood, threaten the southern cities of the United States, says Danny Schechter of mediachannel.org.
"The last [disastrous] flood, the great flood of 1927 killed hundreds, made many homeless. Now this one is even bigger”, said the veteran media critic in an interview with Press TV's U.S. Desk on Sunday.
New York Times
Louisiana's shrimpers expected 2010 to be a good year. Instead, they got the oil spill. Although many found temporary jobs working cleanup for BP PLC, hopes for recovery turned to 2011.
Now the swollen Mississippi River is expected to deliver another heavy blow to a seafood industry already on the ropes: a massive flush of fertilizer, animal manure, treated sewage, pesticide and urban runoff...
Scientists predict this polluted wash will give rise to the Gulf of Mexico's largest-ever "dead zone," a large swath of ocean devoid of fish, shellfish and other marine life.
"It's a disaster in the making," said Clint Guidry, a third-generation Louisiana fisherman and president of the Louisiana Shrimp Association. "Everybody paid their taxes and fixed their boat up, and they were ready to go back to work this year. It's not looking good."
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I will tell you why the media is no longer paying attention to the massive flooding hitting our nation. Because like Katrina, and like the Gulf Oil Disaster, and like last weekend's DNS attacks, the current flooding proves that the US Federal Government has, in their devotion to taking care of Israel, not taken any care at all of the United States. The current flooding, like Katrina, and like the Gulf Oil Disaster, and like last weekend's DNS attacks, proves that the Federal Government is very good at dealing with phony monsters they themselves create to scare you into wars of conquest, but totally inept and incompetent at dealing with the real world.
And more to the point, the record flooding is the melt from the record snow across the north, something that was not supposed to happen at all according to the global warming/ carbon tax cult. And because the carbonazis are inevitably going to try their fraud again this summer, heavy snow and floods from melted snow are simply not being reported as incompatible with political doctrine and tax policy.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Friday it anticipates opening the Morganza Spillway on the western bank of the swollen Mississippi River to divert floodwaters into theAtchafalaya River basin and protect Baton Rouge, Louisiana, New Orleans and refineries from flooding.
It appears that not only are refineries in danger, but three nuclear power plants are also in danger of being flooded:
* Entergy’s 1,176-megawatt Waterford nuclear plant in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana
* 978-megawatt River Bend nuclear plant in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, and
* 1,268-megawatt Grand Gulf nuclear station in Clairborne County, Mississippi
Louisiana residents are warned to prepare for intensive chemical contamination from 1000's of oil wells soon to be under water, despite the flooding in the battered Cajun country moving down river slower than predicted, the crest now expected at Butte LaRose, the midpoint of the river basin, on May 27 at 24.5 feet, and at Morgan City near the Gulf of Mexico on May 29 at 11 feet. Mandatory evacuations are in effect for some communities.
Continue reading on Examiner.com: Secret Louisiana flood chemical contamination delayed, Mandatory evacs - National Human Rights | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/human-rights-in-national/secret-louisiana-floo...
A season of record rainfall and well-below average high temperatures make 2011 the latest-blooming rose season in memory. Only six days rose above 60 degrees; on average, there are 26.
"A rose! Ah, ha, ha!" whooped Hillary Joseph, bending over to inspect a button of orange, the only color bobbing in an aggressive sea of green at the International Rose Test Garden at Washington Park, where the great majority of approximately 8,500 roses are certain to be a no-show for the Portland Rose Festival.
Thomas Wickboldt, Joseph's friend from San Francisco, was good-natured about missing Portland's iconic flower. "Since it's the City of Roses, it would be nice to see the roses. But it's not that big of a deal."
Record Sierra snowfall over the winter now means record snow melt as temperatures rise, swelling Yosemite National Park's iconic waterfalls, streams and rivers to their most turbulent level in years.
Yosemite Falls, the nation's tallest, is spewing enough water to fill a gasoline tanker truck every two seconds. The force of water at Bridalveil Falls across the valley kicks up a mist that clouds the meadow below.
It means that until the peak melt around mid-June, visitors will experience more treacherous beauty in Yosemite than even the travel brochures promise.
For all the attention on epic flooding in the Mississippi Valley, a quiet threat has been growing here in the West where winter snows have piled up on mountain ranges throughout the region.
In California, officials staged three days of flood training last week, including on Twitchell Island in the Sacramento Delta.
Thanks to a blizzard-filled winter and an unusually cold and wet spring, more than 90 measuring sites from Montana to New Mexico and California to Colorado have record snowpack totals on the ground for late May, according to a federal report released last week.
The wintry scene, at the Snowdon Mountain Railway's terminus near Hafod Eryri, was photographed at 1300 BST on Friday - in the middle of June, days before the start of Wimbledon and just over a week before the summer solstice.
Australia is considering proposals to kill all the wild camels that roam the outback as part of its contribution to fighting global warming.
The 1.2 million camels, considered pests by farmers and conservationists, each produce a methane equivalent of one ton of carbon dioxide a year.
That makes them collectively one of the Australia's biggest emitters of greenhouse gases.
Scientists say they've found solid evidence of a giant mass of hot rock under the seafloor in the region. But it's not a plume running straight from the core to the surface—and it's hundreds of miles west of the nearest Hawaiian island.
Dead broke and living in a FEMA trailer following the 2008 flood, Van Fleet repeatedly submitted paperwork and made countless phone calls arguing his case. After seven months, the agency finally gave him more than $20,000, which he said gave him his life back and allowed him to move into a house.
Then in March, a letter arrived from the government with a shocking message: He should never have gotten the money. And he had just 30 days to pay it all back.
The agency is asking Van Fleet and thousands of other Americans who were victims of natural disasters to return more than $22 million in government aid, acknowledging it mistakenly made payments to many people who were ineligible.
Particularly after the horrors of FEMA "assistance" post Hurricane Katrina, this agency needs to be disbanded immediately; the degree of hopeless incompetency with which it behaves gives it absolutely zero credibility.
David Evans is a scientist. He has also worked in the heart of the AGW machine. He consulted full-time for the Australian Greenhouse Office (now the Department of Climate Change) from 1999 to 2005, and part-time 2008 to 2010, modeling Australia’s carbon in plants, debris, mulch, soils, and forestry and agricultural products. He has six university degrees, including a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. The other day he said:
- Idaho Statesman
Snow has fallen in parts of central western NSW as temperatures plummeted below zero overnight.
In the video report, it says temperatures are already colder than the record set last winter, and this is only the middle of their autumn!
Several traffic mishaps on I-70 in the mountains west of Denver shut down the highway this morning in both directions.
A winter storm warning is in effect for large parts of Northern New Mexico as a wintry storm kicks up winds and plunges temperatures across the state.
April 27, 2011 - Snow, even this late in spring, is not unusual... this much snow is!
Saturday's weather wallop was not only a record for April - it was close to the most snow that's ever fallen in Cranbrook in a 24-hour period.
Well, it certainly sounds like Agenda 21 is alive and well in Colorado. And it so happens to be in the same area that the supposed New World Order future Capital/Base/Control center is rumored to be located. Interesting.
U.S. Rep. Jared Polis marked Earth Day by
reintroducing a bill that would designate thousands of acres in Eagle
and Summit counties as federal wilderness.
Six years ago, the United Nations issued a dramatic warning that the world would have to cope with 50 million climate refugees by 2010. But now that those migration flows have failed to materialize, the UN has distanced itself from the forecasts. On the contrary, populations are growing in the regions that had been identified as environmental danger zones.
So-called eco-friendly LED light bulbs are loaded with lead and arsenic that can contaminate the environment and pose long-term health risks. Of course, the safest bulbs of all, the incandescent, have been banned in America.
Leading German Meteorologist Calls Fighting Climate Change ‘A Senseless Physical Endeavour’ – Calls for halt of all state-funded climate research
Love reading stories like this - What say you Al Gore?
- RGGI managed to sell just 30 percent of the allowances, or permits, it offered for sale at the June 8 auction.
- The auction raised only $25 million, a fraction of the record high of $117 million set two years ago.
- The price per allowance was $1.89, the minimum allowed by RGGI.
The United Nations flag with the grid over the globe is an important clue for those who monitor world affairs. They are tightening their grip on the earth and laying out their control grid piece by piece. The previous Earth Summit in 1993 produced an insidious action plan entitled Agenda 21.
This plan was carried out and allowed the United Nations to acquire and control resources from around the globe and coerce local, state and federal governments to do their bidding for the sake of the earth.
In 2012, they meet again in Rio but the media campaign has already kicked off. Initial recommendations have been released by participating working groups and they are comprehensive enough to give Eco-Zealots wet dreams.
The global temperature has fallen .653°C (from +0.554 in March 2010 to -0.099 in March 2011) in just one year. That’s a magnitude nearly equivalent to the agreed upon global warming signal agreed upon by the IPCC. It is quite a sharp drop.
Read here. Scientists analyzing maximum latewood density (MXD) datasets from Scandinavia determine that the Medieval Warming was unprecedented in its duration, at least 100 years in length.
In contrast to the modern era, this study, by Gunnarson et al., revealed that there were similar temperature increases from 1910 to 1940's, and one that started in the late 1990's. Neither of these very short-term warmings have MDX temperature reconstructions exceeding the Medieval Period.
"Working in the same general area, researchers combined these older historical MXD data with "recently collected MXD data covering AD 1292-2006 into a single reconstruction of April-September temperatures for the period AD 1107-2006,".....report "there is a steep increase in inferred temperatures at the beginning of the twelfth century, followed by a century of warm temperatures (ca. 1150-1250)," which falls within the temporal confines of the Medieval Warm Period; and they state that "the record ends with a sharp increase in temperatures from around 1910 to the 1940s, followed by decreasing temperatures for a few decades," after which they indicate that "another sharp increase in April-September temperature commenced in the late 1990s," during what is commonly known as the Current Warm Period. Thus, they say that "the two warmest periods are the mid to late twentieth century and the period from AD 1150-1250," and they emphasize that the temperatures of both of these periods have been so similar that "it is not possible to conclude whether the present and relatively recent past are warmer than the 1150-1250 period."" [Björn E. Gunnarson, Hans W. Linderholm, Anders Moberg, 2011: Climate Dynamics]
Additional climate-history and peer-reviewed postings. Historical temperature charts.
NSIDC has changed their color scheme, but you can see that the area of thick, older ice has greatly increased since 2008. The lack of MYI (multi-year ice) in 2008 led Mark Serreze to bet on an ice-free pole that summer.
Co2 driving the climate is a joke, a ruse – tantamount to saying Mexico drives the world economy. Sure it is a factor, but a small one. When I look at all the people running around with CO2 reduction as their new religion, I just shake my head. Duped! What a con-job.
This brings up our Climate Bet here with warmist Rob Honeycutt, who boldly bet $5000 that the 2011-2020 decade will be even warmer than the previous 2001-2010 decade. So far the first three months of the new decade are slam dunks for the COOLIST column, and have opened up an early lead 3 – o.
YR MON GLOBAL NH SH TROPICS
2011 01 -0.010 -0.055 0.036 -0.372
2011 02 -0.020 -0.042 0.002 -0.348
2011 03 -0.099 -0.073 -0.126 -0.345
Scientist who was on the carbon gravy train was once an alarmist, but is now a skeptic. He now admits man-made global warming is ‘a scam’.
Dr David Evans’ address to the Anti-Carbon-Tax rally, Perth Australia, 23 March 2011.
A study from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland looking at climate data over the past century has concluded that solar variation has made a significant impact on the Earth’s climate. The report concludes that evidence for climate changes based on solar radiation can be traced back as far as the Industrial Revolution.
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“These hyperthermals seem not to have been rare events,” Norris said, “hence there are lots of ancient examples of global warming on a scale broadly like the expected future warming. We can use these events to examine the impact of global change on marine ecosystems, climate and ocean circulation.”
The hyperthermals took place roughly every 400,000 years during a warm period of Earth history that prevailed some 50 million years ago. The strongest of them coincided with an event known as the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, the transition between two geologic epochs in which global temperatures rose between 4° and 7° C (7.2° and 12.6° F) and needed 200,000 years to return to historical norms. The events stopped taking place around 40 million years ago, when the planet entered a cooling phase. No warming events of the magnitude of these hyperthermals have been detected in the geological record since then.
“Global warming” has nothing to do with this, it’s all about rainfall, deforestation, and evapotranspiration. I’m not ashamed to say: “We told you so”, several times:
Another Blow To Global Warming Eco Fascists: Scientists drill through 2 kilometers of Greenland ice, find butterflies & lush forests
“What we’ve learned is that this part of the world was significantly warmer than most people thought,”
Read here. Scientists examined the climate model output and compared it to the abrupt warming experienced in the Northern Hemisphere post-1980. The researchers determined that the rise in temperatures was associated with both an increase in the Arctic Oscillation and a simultaneous weakening of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, neither of which were influenced by human CO2.
From the their analysis, they found that the IPCC models were unable to simulate even these major climate patterns successfully.
"The researchers report finding that the emergence of an AO-like pattern in the late 1980s and the concomitant weakening of the previously prevailing PDO-like pattern -- occurring in tandem -- were what led to the "accelerated warming in the Northern Hemisphere." And they say that these results, together with results obtained from current IPCC/CMIP3 models, "do not support the scenario that the emerging influence of the AO-like pattern in the 1980s can be attributed to the anthropogenic greenhouse effect."...state in their concluding paragraph that "this study indicates the importance of the changing behavior of the decadal fluctuations in the recent climate regime shift," and they highlight what they call "the insufficient capability of the present state-of-the-art IPCC/CMIP3 models in simulating this change." [Tzu-Ting Lo, Huang-Hsiung Hsu 2010: Atmospheric Science Letters]
Additional climate-model and peer-reviewed postings.
Climate advisor (Eco Fascist) Han Schellnhuber declares human society needs to be managed by elite group of ‘wise men’ — He Will ‘Unveil A Master Plan For A Transformation Of Society’
The English edition of Der Spiegel has a recent interview with Prof Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. In this interview Schellnhuber announced that he would unveil his “Master Plan” for transforming society – one no doubt that suits his world view. In Schellhuber’s view, human society needs to be scaled back and managed by an elite group of “wise men” who know what is best for the rest.
Something interesting is happening with UAH satellite temperatures. Not only is March, 2011 the coldest since at least 2003 – but this is the only year where temperatures have been declining during March.
"March is going to roar in like a lion in parts of the Maritimes where they're talking about heavy snowfall and blizzard kind of conditions," said Phillips.
"On the Prairies it's more like frozen mutton because they're going to see one of the coldest beginnings to March they've ever seen across that region," he said.
Temperatures will be 18 to 20 degrees colder than normal Tuesday and Wednesday on the Prairies, he said.
British Columbia, the Yukon, the Prairies, the Northwest Territories, most of Ontario, and a good chunk of Nunavut will see colder temperatures during spring.
"We've done a lot of plowing and shovelling and pushing in some areas of Canada and it looks like they're going to continue that," said Phillips.
Eastern Nunavut, most of Newfoundland and eastern Nova Scotia will enjoy a warmer than normal spring.
Western Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Labrador, southern Quebec and eastern Ontario will have near normal temperatures, he said.
Southern B.C., most of Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic Canada and Nunavut will see a wetter than normal spring while precipitation will be near normal in northern Ontario and most of the Prairies.
But at least Canadians have something to put themselves in a sunny mood.
A paper published last week in the journal Atmospheric Environment finds that the urban heat island effect accounts for 56% of the total temperature increase in South Korean city stations over the past 55 years. Warmists constantly downplay the urban heat island (UHI) effect as insignificant, but as this paper and several others show, the UHI does cause very significant biases with stations reporting higher or rising temperatures because they are poorly sited.
NASA and the ESA agree, and so
does the Russian space agency, Roscosmos—the sun is headed for a Grand Solar
Minimum and a Grand Cooling will commence.
The aptly named Grand Cooling is exactly what it implies: the sun is going to
cool. That cooling will also cool off the Earth. It will last from 30 to 50
What exactly does global cooling mean? Well for one, Al Gore was sure wrong!
The Earth isn't going to warm, it's going to get colder. Much colder. So cold a
little or full-blown Ice Age will ensue. As a matter of fact, some scientists
claim we're already in the early stages of an Ice Age.
Anyone living in Sweden right now knows it’s been a long cold winter. This morning’s Dagens Nyheter newspaper had dramatic satellite photos of the frozen-over Baltic Sea, where the ice has moved a considerable distance in just two weeks. Oceanographer Lisa Lind of the Swedish Weather Service SMHI says this is the worst Baltic ice since something like 1987.
The Central England Temperature Record has been getting some inconvenient attention as of late. Joe D’Aleo at ICECAP pointed out recently:
The Central England Temperature record is one of the longest continuous temperature record in the world extending back to the Little Ice age in 1659. December 2010 was the coldest December in 120 years with an average of -0.7C just short of the record of -0.8C recorded in December 1890 and the Second Coldest December Temperature in the entire record (352 years).
E.L. Rothschild LLC, a private investment company led by Chairman Sir Evelyn de Rothschild and CEO Lynn Forester de Rothschild, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire a 70% interest in Weather Central, LP (www.wxc.com). The world's leading provider of interactive weather graphics and data services for television, web, and mobile, Weather Central's highly accurate and personalized forecasting offers businesses and consumers a truly unique suite of science-driven weather information products. The company will continue to operate under CEO and founder, Terry Kelly, as well as current management. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Maybe we can tax the oceans?
(NaturalNews) Leading scientists have called for World War II-style rationing in First World countries to avert catastrophic global warming, in a series of papers published by the United Kingdom's Royal Society. "The Second World War and the concept...
The week-long party that traditionally leads up to the Super Bowl was brought to a standstill in Dallas by a winter storm that coated the area with ice, and sent temperatures plunging into the teens. Around the stadium in Arlington, sub-zero wind chill readings were recorded, and the region has received an additional 3 to 6 inches of snow over the last 24 hours.
Since a major storm Tuesday, which temporarily shut down Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, temperatures have remained below freezing, keeping portions of the city frozen, and preventing city crews from clearing all the roads.
Losses still are being totaled by the state Agriculture Department. Commissioner Steven Reviczky says no one can remember a more destructive winter.
The Northeast is suffering through one of its most brutal winters in years, with cities all along the seaboard reporting snow piling up at a record-setting pace. Connecticut has been especially hard-hit, with Hartford reporting 81 inches since Dec. 1, compared with an average of 46 inches, according to the National Weather Service.
And a memo to that reprehensible excuse for a human being, Al Gore; no matter how loudly you continue to trumpet that global warming is the cause for this horrendously cold weather, thinking people are tuning you out, because they understand that what you are selling is based solely on potential profits from carbon exchanges, but not science.
Millions of Americans face the daunting task of digging out from under mountains of snow as a massive two-day winter storm that had stretched 2,000 miles (3,000 kilometres) makes its way off the East Coast. The storm - one of the largest since the 1950s - has ground travel to a halt, and authorities warn that road conditions remain treacherous.
Three images from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA's Terra satellite were combined to create this image of the storm system. The storm stretched for more than 2,000 miles from Texas and New Mexico to the northeastern state of Maine.
AMERICA'S midwest is shivering in -30C temperatures after being blasted by the same weather system which is affecting Scotland.
An enormous winter storm brought two feet of snow, crippled airports and stranded drivers in downtown Chicago.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1353073/Winter-storm-Map-shows-Northern-Hemisphere-covered-snow-ice.html#ixzz1D4D37hsq
At first glance it looks like a graphic from a Discovery Channel programme about a distant ice age. But this astonishing picture shows the world as it is today - with half the Northern Hemisphere covered with snow and ice.
America braces for NEW snowstorms as country digs out from 'bomb scene' blizzard of ice and snow that crushed buildings and killed 12
The Triton Technologies building on Eastman St. in Easton, Mass. slowly fell Wednesday morning. NECN reporter Peter Howe and his crew looked on.
The two photos present a "during and after" of the collapse. Onlookers could hear the building slowly giving way. No one was hurt in the incident. Dozens of collapses are being reported across Southern New England today, as weeks of snow cave in roofs.
Baby it's cold outside! Arizona is being hit with extreme cold and it's only going to get colder.
With a daytime high of just 44 degrees, Phoenix recorded its coldest daytime high in more than 25 years and set a daily and monthly record for a cold high temperature.
A rare hard freeze warning (widespread temperatures below 28 degrees) is in effect for the Valley from late tonight into Thursday morning.
CBS 5 chief meteorologist Chris Dunn says tonight's lows could make it the coldest night in more than 20 years in Phoenix.
We Need States to Start Criminal Anti Trust Investigations Against General Electric,The EPA and the White House. Or We will Have More Rolling Blackouts.
July 23, 2011Texas froze last Winter so we do not exceed our Carbon Footprint and Now Detroit Bakes for the Same Reason.THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR ROLLING BLACKOUTS!
There is no reason to have anymore rolling black outs. Winter comes once a year to Texas and these companies should be prepared for the season. I still think it was over the new EPA rules mandated power companies to shut down plants or pay high fines for going over their limit in green house gases. While the Texas legislator in Austin is now in session. Not only should they draft legislation to dismantle the ERCOT. They should also amend to that law to throw the EPA out of Texas too.
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas ordered utilities to rotate electrical outages to compensate for a power shortage linked to the extreme cold weather.
The order took effect Wednesday morning, a day after an ice and snow storm blanketed parts of Texas.
ERCOT had no timetable for when the rotating outages would end.
The ERCOT region includes Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi, Abilene and the Rio Grande Valley. ERCOT manages the flow of electricity to about 22 million Texas customers.
Because after all, when the government tells you that the Earth is getting warmer, to look forward to a mild winter, that snow is a thing of the past, and therefore there is no need to waste your tax money on silly things like winter preparation, you as a loyal American will believe them, and wear your frostbite as a medal of your fanatical devotion to the state and all it stands for!
New Mexico Gas Company is speaking for the first time about why tens of thousands of New Mexicans have no natural gas service.
The company blames supply and demand, and a lack of pressure to push the gas through the pipelines.
Power blackouts in Texas have cut off power to compressors in West Texas that feed gas into New Mexico.
Governor Susanna Martinez has declared a state of emergency in regards to the widespread natural gas outages reported throughout the state.
New Mexico Gas Company officials say up to 24,000 customers statewide are without natural gas Thursday.
The primary areas affected include Albuquerque, Bernalillo, Espanola, Otero County, Taos, Red River, Questa, Silver City, Santa Clara Pueblo, Okway Owingeh Pueblo and portions of San Ildefonso Pueblo.
The utility says the demand is high because of the extremely cold weather across New Mexico.
The company also says rolling blackouts in West Texas have impeded the delivery of natural gas coming into New Mexico.
SILVER CITY Rolling power blackouts in west Texas caused a drop in gas pressure which led New Mexico Gas Company to shut off gas to about 300 Silver City residents and shut down area schools as well.
Grant County Manager Jon Saari said Thursday morning that the gas company advised him that 300 residents in the Indian Hills area would be shut off so the company could monitor gas pressure.
Ciudad Juarez mayor Hector Murgia said the temperatures of around minus 13 degrees centigrade (8.6 Fahrenheit) were the lowest recorded in almost 50 years.
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - For people waiting since Thursday for gas, hot water and heat, a map on the Southwest Gas web site Sunday held some bad news. It's how Southwest Gas broke the news that for an area west of Sabino Canyon Road it'll be at least Monday before technicians come to turn on the gas.
"It's really unfortunate, we actually just got back from the hotel. We were thinking after 48 hours away we would get some heat," Dr. John Daniel said. "And the first night we spent it was kind of unbearable. We had the dual Snuggie thing, the Snuggie on front and the Snuggie on back and that didn't really work. So, my wife got fed up so I said we could go away and get some warm water and give the kids baths."
People in heat-starved Taos County are starting to take matters into their own hands after five days in the cold, many relighting their furnaces themselves instead of waiting for the gas company.
Residents are raiding the wood pile and heaping up the blankets as they prepare for another night in the deep freeze made almost unbearable by the shortage. It’s gone as long as six days for some in a state that’s one of the biggest natural gas producers in the nation.
“Our community is frustrated right now, and while I understand New Mexico natural gas is making every good faith effort to get this restored, at this point it’s not good enough because a good majority of our constituents are without heat,” said Taos Mayor Darren Cordova.
January 2011 was right at the mean and the median for January temperatures.
Thirty-five animals at a zoo in the northern Mexico state of Chihuahua have frozen to death during the region's coldest weather in six decades.
CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) - Clovis city officials say a giraffe the city bought from an Ohio company has been euthanized at the Hillcrest Park Zoo.
Parks and Recreation Director Bill Bizzell confirmed the giraffe's death Saturday to the Clovis News Journal.
The animal, named Jay, had been at the zoo for about four months. City Manager Joe Thomas says Jay was found down in his pen and veterinarians were consulted before a decision was made to euthanize him.
He says he didn't know if Jay's condition was related to the weather, which dipped to freezing temperatures this week.
Political experts believe the battle to sell the carbon tax to the Australian public has been lost and the Prime Minister can do nothing to change voters’ minds on the issue.
A poll by ReachTel has shown a week of public campaigning on the climate change reform by Julia Gillard has failed to sway voter opinion on the tax in the past seven days.
Despite the issue dominating the news cycle for the past week, support for the carbon tax (32.4 per cent) remained 28.6 points behind support against the reform (61 per cent) over the past seven days.
Attempts to end the chaos inside Europe's emissions trading scheme (ETS) stumbled today when the market reopened, only for minimal trading to take place.
Traders were said to be worried that business could remain polluted by the theft of carbon credits in Austria and elsewhere that forced a shutdown of the scheme on 19 January, at the estimated cost of £90m in lost business.
Last month, the Obama EPA began enforcing new rules regulating the greenhouse gas emissions from any new or expanded power plants.
This week, the EPA issued its first exemption, Environment & Energy News reports:
The Obama administration will spare a stalled power plant project in California from the newest federal limits on greenhouse gases and conventional air pollution, U.S. EPA says in a new court filing that marks a policy shift in the face of industry groups and Republicans accusing the agency of holding up construction of large industrial facilities.
First it was a national joke. Then its professional failings became a national disaster. Now, the dishonesty of its attempts to fight off a barrage of criticism has become a real national scandal. I am talking yet again of that sad organisation the UK Met Office, as it now defends its bizarre record with claims as embarrassingly absurd as any which can ever have been made by highly-paid government officials.
From the EPA website :
The portion of North America covered by snow has generally decreased since 1972
Now the Universal Ecological Fund have produced an AGW Fear text that is so ludicrous even the Guardian can see it for what it is, junk science.
Argentine based Universal Ecological Fund are predicting that by 2020 global temperatures will have risen 2.2C, that’s around 7 times the predicted warming rate that Nasa’s junk science has come up with
The entire world will soon depend on renewable energy so governments ought to start subsidizing these industries immediately. So said the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in a report released Tuesday. The study’s conclusion was such a blockbuster that the panel issued a press release last month previewing the finding. “Close to 80 percent of the world’s energy supply could be met by renewables by mid-century if backed by the right enabling public policies a new report shows,” it proclaimed.
The 80 percent claim was lifted directly from a paper entitled, “Energy evolution 2010 – a Sustainable World Energy Outlook,” whose primary authors included Sven Teske from Greenpeace and Christine Lins from the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC). According to the latter group’s website, it is “the united voice of the European renewable energy industry.” EREC speaks on behalf of the companies that make windmills, solar panels and other uneconomic forms of energy that rely upon heavy government subsidies to turn a profit. Not surprisingly, the IPCC’s primary goal has been to browbeat governments around the world into pouring taxpayer cash into this rent-seeking industry.
In addition to being the source of the 80 percent claim, the Greenpeace activist also happened to be a primary author of the relevant chapter of the new IPCC report, “Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation” (SRREN). The incestuous relationship is not limited to Mr. Teske. Greenpeace and the renewable-energy lobby jointly released a version of the “Energy evolution” report that contained a forward by Rajendra K. Pachauri, the IPCC’s director general.
The IPCC sees nothing wrong with this arrangement. “The IPCC relies on a wide range of expertise including authors from the business sector as well as from NGOs and academia,” IPCC spokesman Rockaya Aidara told The Washington Times. “Sven Teske is one of nine lead authors of Chapter 10 of the SRREN. Two coordinating lead authors have overseen the process of writing this chapter. It was a balanced team work with different views and expertises represented.”
Claims of balance are hardly credible when the process is infiltrated by ideologues and industry insiders looking to apply the veneer of science to their craven grab for other people’s cash. Fortunately, the days when leftists could get away with passing off their global-warming scare stories unchallenged are over. Skeptics smell blood and closely examine every document, frequently identifying gaping holes in logic and credibility.
New Zealand’s Climate Science Coalition has issued a press release detailing the end of the Kiwi-gate affair.
The outcome is that data published in 2009 by New Zealand’s National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) entitled ‘Are we feeling warmer yet’ has been abandoned and replaced with real, unadjusted data that shows a picture that warmists don’t want you to see:
NIWA makes the huge admission that New Zealand has experienced hardly any warming during the last half-century. For all their talk about warming, for all their rushed invention of the “Eleven-Station Series” to prove warming, this new series shows that no warming has occurred here since about 1960. Almost all the warming took place from 1940-60, when the IPCC says that the effect of CO2 concentrations was trivial. Indeed, global temperatures were falling during that period.
The dishonesty behind the original data was in the adjustments, of course:
Almost all of the 34 adjustments made by Dr Jim Salinger to the 7SS have been abandoned, along with his version of the comparative station methodology.
When the Climate Science Coalition announced its intention to sue, the green establishment rushed to NIWA’s defence:
University of Otago pro-vice chancellor of sciences Keith Hunter has also backed Niwa, saying taking court action against it was “stupid,” while the Environmental Defence Society (EDS) said it may join court action in support of Niwa. “On the face of it, it’s hard to see how the issue can properly be brought before the court,” said EDS chairman Gary Taylor. “We have no doubts that the science behind global warming predictions is robust and reliable and would wish to support the institute in any way that we can.”
How do you prefer your crow Mr. Taylor?
That NIWA was forced to correct their temperature records to reveal no warming when the initial report was crafted to support the warmist narrative is significant. The Climategate affair was damning in its revelations of peer-review process corruption and bullying but the establishment whitewashed the truth with ‘investigations’ to give Phil Jones et al cover. Not so with Kiwigate, where NIWA admitted it could not support its own data in a statement of defence.
The correction of the record is a good win for the Climate Science Coalition and for science in general.
BoMshell: feeble support from Aussie peers
NIWA has abandoned the official national temperature record and created a new one following sustained pressure from the NZ Climate Science Coalition and the Climate Conversation Group.
Spokesman for the joint temperature project, Richard Treadgold, Convenor of the CCG, said today: “We congratulate NIWA for producing their review of the NZ temperature record — more than a year after we challenged it — and we think it’s great that NIWA have produced a graph with full details behind it.
The scientists doing the fabrication are usually employed by the government agencies or universities, which thrive and exist on taxpayer research dollars dedicated to global warming research. A classic example of this is the New Zealand climate agency, which is now admitting their scientists produced bogus "warming" temperatures for New Zealand.
Climate change used to make headlines. But these days the issue appears to have largely fallen off the radar.
World leaders recently negotiated a new at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico, but public interest in the issue was limited. It was a marked contrast to the UN climate conference in Copenhagen in December 2009, which had been declared of historic importance in the runup to the meeting, only to then fail spectacularly. The theft of e-mails from the University of East Anglia had the image of climate research shortly before the summit.
Environmentalists and scientists are concerned about the massive drop in public interest in the topic over the last year. Now they are looking for new strategies to turn the tide. They're searching for so-called "mind bombs" -- highly emotional images that reduce a complex problem down to one core message.
Fountains of Blood
Some environmental organizations are placing their bets on the shock factor. One commercial in a campaign by the British-based environmental organization 10:10 showed a teacher blowing up two students who were skeptical about cutting their carbon emissions, with fountains of blood spraying the others in the class. Other 10:10 videos have the same fate befalling recalcitrant office workers and footballers. But the campaign proved a dud -- it sparked massive protests and was quickly withdrawn.
Climate researchers confirm a noticeable decline in interest. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, director of the respected Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, recalls that his telephone used to ring off the hook whenever extreme weather conditions set in. Now hardly anyone calls, he says.
Global warming as an issue is a "loser" in media terms, an editor at the daily newspaper Tagesspiegel recently explained on a German TV show.
A survey of 13,000 people in 18 countries, presented by German international public broadcaster Deutsche Welle at the Global Media Forum in Bonn in June, suggests that ordinary citizens are less interested in climate change than was previously thought. The survey showed, for example, that only one in three Dutch people are concerned about climate change -- even though the Netherlands is considered especially at risk from rising sea levels.
British science magazine Nature identified two reasons for this loss of credibility. One was mistakes, made public around a year ago, in the UN's 2007 climate report. The other was the so-called "Climategate" scandal involving the e-mails stolen from the climate researchers at the University of East Anglia. .
Communications researcher Martin Ludwig Hofmann at the Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences believes that the scandal caused serious damage. "The communication strategy up until now relied primarily on scientists' credibility," Hofmann says. The London Times deemed the PR damage to be worse than that suffered by BP after its oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
In short, Shearman and Smith argue that liberal democracy – considered sacrosanct in modern societies – is an impediment to finding ecologically sustainable solutions for the planet.
So is AGW the most serious threat facing the world today, so far as Tickell is concerned? Well, almost. There is one other threat that he sees as even more urgent than AGW – the human race itself. Specifically, those feckless, irresponsible classes and nations that continue to breed at more than the replacement level of 2.1 children (Tickell, it should be noted, has three children. Considerations of overpopulation do not apply to his class, of course (1)). For him, overpopulation is the driving force behind AGW: we are a cancer on the planet. In language which we would normally expect to come from extremists, Tickell lays out his vision of the rest of the world.
According to Mr. Hansen, compared to China, we are "the barbarians" with a "fossil-money- 'democracy' that now rules the roost," making it impossible to legislate effectively on climate change. Unlike us, the Chinese are enlightened, unfettered by pesky elections. Here's what he blogged on Nov. 24:
As we count the cost of the freeze, Government prepares for global warming
The authorities continue to prepare for 'rising temperatures' despite a succession of unprecedentedly cold winters.
In Northern Ireland, 80,000 households were deprived of water by burst mains operated by the state-owned Northern Ireland Water. Yet as recently as October it published a strategic plan wholly obsessed by the need to transform its infrastructure to meet the challenge of global warming.
Another frozen chicken which came home to roost was the crisis confronting many of the eight million homes now heated by condensing boilers, made compulsory by John Prescott in 2005 as a way of reducing Britain’s carbon footprint. What Mr Prescott failed to do was impose, on this tightly regulated industry, any requirement that the pipes to take away the resulting water should not be placed on the outside of buildings. (Responsibility for this crucial system failure has since been passed to the Health and Safety Executive.)
The result is that up to a million external pipes froze in December, shutting off the heating. In Yorkshire alone, British Gas reported 60,000 emergency call-outs, at up to £300 a time – costing householders a fortune thanks to Mr Prescott’s obsession with global warming.
Meanwhile, two days before Christmas, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs published a 130-page document warning how Britain’s infrastructure will “struggle to cope with climate change” between 2030 and 2100, as our road, rail and water networks are threatened by “floods, rising temperatures and higher sea levels”.
So why are they being so irrational about this? Why all the hating on searching for information? It could just be innumeracy, which is of a piece with their buying into anti-CO2 alarmism in the first place. But maybe they really are trying to stop their minions from checking the facts for themselves.
That would actually make sense from their point of view, and why else would they omit the figures that put the energy costs of online searches into perspective? It seems that the eco-religionists really are trying to minimize Google searching, just as they want to drastically reduce car driving, plastic bag use, and butt wiping. Avoidance of information search has apparently been added to their list of eco-sacraments.
Now the eco mentalists at the Potsdam Institute reckon that using their dodgy computer model and junk science they can prove just that
Here is what Piers Corbin has to say.
* Snowy winters are three times more likely to be cold.
* Warm winters are three times more likely to have less snow than the median.
* Less snowy winters are three times more likely to be mild.
* Chairman of the Green Fiscal Trust*
* Chairman of the trustees of the World Centre of Monitoring of Conservation
* a director of the Carbon Disclosure Project
* a director of the Carbon Group
* Chief executive of the World Wildlife Fund UK
He is also a member of the Green Alliance.
Ignorance is Strength
War is Peace
Warming is Cooling
(Apologies to George Orwell)
Those of who have long been in denial about the realities of global warming and the credibility of the IPCC, can now feel relieved, there may be hope for us yet. The diagnosis has been made; we have a psychological problem, which so far has failed to respond to the millions upon millions of dollars spent in “communicating” climate change to the masses.
However, the process of our redemption is already underway: A new publication called “Communicating climate change to mass public audiences” has just been presented to the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change, by the “Climate Change Communication Advisory Group”.
Yet, it’s not enough to report only about melting sea ice. An additional instrument has to be found to emotionalize the event. This year that instrument is no longer the polar bear, trapped on a single tiny chunk of ice. That’s out. The new symbol of climate doom this year is the lovable walrus – odobenus rosmarus.
Practically every major German media outlet has reported on the “plight” of the poor walrus, “forced to flee” to the Alaskan beaches because of the “dramatic” ice melt. It’s the latest unprecedented event that’s proof of anthropogenic global warming.
* A year from now you won't be able to sell your house. Yes, you read that right.
The caveat is (there always is a caveat) that if you have enough money to make required major upgrades to your home, then you can sell it. But, if not, then forget it. Even pre-fabricated homes ("mobile homes") are included.
* In effect, this bill prevents you from selling your home without the permission of the EPA administrator.
* To get this permission, you will have to have the energy efficiency of your home measured.
* Then the government will tell you what your new energy efficiency requirement is and you will be forced to make modifications to your home under the retrofit provisions of this Act to comply with the new energy and water efficiency requirements.
... because the blood of this baby and her family is on your hands, the end result of your campaign to convince people the end of the world was at hand from carbon dioxide.
ELECTRIC cars could produce higher emissions over their lifetimes than petrol equivalents because of the energy consumed in making their batteries, a study has found.
Mercury Vapor Released from Broken Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs Can Exceed Safe Exposure Levels for Humans, Study Findshttp://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/07/110706144459.htm
ScienceDaily (July 6, 2011) — Once broken, a compact fluorescent light bulb continuously releases mercury vapor into the air for weeks to months, and the total amount can exceed safe human exposure levels in a poorly ventilated room, according to study results reported in Environmental Engineering Science, a peer-reviewed online only journal published monthly by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
State lawmakers have passed a bill that allows Texans to skirt federal efforts to promote more efficient light bulbs, which ultimately pushes the swirled, compact fluorescent bulbs over the 100-watt incandescent bulbs many grew up with.
The measure, sent to Gov. Rick Perry for consideration, lets any incandescent light bulb manufactured in Texas - and sold in that state - avoid the authority of the federal government or the repeal of the 2007 energy independence act that starts phasing out some incandescent light bulbs next year.
During the cold snap, the 3,149 UK wind turbines were nearly useless. At times delivering less than half of a percent of the UK’s electricity needs.
Maybe 1,000,000 wind turbines would do the job, as long as there aren’t any calm days?
Would there be any birds or tourists left in the UK?
Bore hole technology is cool, drill down 20 meters to the earths core, and use the heat, just as they do in Iceland.
Simple, 24/7 energy... AND
In the summer when it's hot you reverse the heating so that it becomes air conditioning, houses have a constant temperature in winter and summer.
Do you see any mines that need central heating? There you go.
In new houses, when they dig the foundations, they can lay the pipes, even about 7 foot down is enough - below the frost and can be used as basic heating (low, but stable).
By David Derbyshire
The threat to tropical rainforests from climate change may have been exaggerated by environmentalists, according to a new study.
Researchers have shown that the world's tropical forests thrived in the far distant past when temperatures were 3 to 5C warmer than today.
They believe that a wetter, warmer future may actually boost plants and animals living the tropics.
The findings, published in the respected journal Science, come from a study of pollen trapped in rocks during a natural period of global warming 56.3million years ago.
The cause of the PETM is unknown. However, some scientists believe it was triggered by the release of vast amounts of carbon dioxide from volcanic activity over a few thousand years.
The injection of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere set off a spiral of events that warmed the climate and led to even more greenhouse gas entering the atmosphere, they say.
Forests in many regions are becoming larger carbon sinks thanks to higher density, U.S. and European researchers say in a new report.
In Europe and North America, increased density significantly raised carbon storage despite little or no expansion of forest area, according to the study, led by Aapo Rautiainen of the University of Helsinki, Finland, and published in the online, open-access journal PLoS One.
Even in the South American nations studied, more density helped maintain regional carbon levels in the face of deforestation.
Global warming cultists like to talk about the balance of nature. This is a very romantic term, and sounds worthy of preservation. But there is no balance of nature. Nature is change. Nature is chaos. Nature is one life form going extinct while another evolves into being. Nature has never been in balance; it is in fact careening through time colliding with the landscape.
Is there really a crisis? Would it really be a bad thing if the Earth were getting warmer?
Warmer temperatures mean longer growing seasons. Longer growing seasons mean more food. And at a time when much of the world's population are going hungry, more food is a good thing.
Is carbon dioxide really such a bad thing? Carbon dioxide occurs naturally. The major sources are volcanoes and respiration from animal life on Earth. As carbon dioxide increases plant life which uses carbon dioxide for photosynthesis will grow more abundantly. Again, producing more food. There are even companies which will install carbon dioxide enhancement systems for commercial greenhouses because it has been proven that increased carbon dioxide stimulates plant growth and larger crops.
Is carbon dioxide a greenhouse gas? Yes, it is. But it is not the only one. Water vapor is by far the most abundant greenhouse gas in the atmosphere. Methane is also a greenhouse gas, more potent than carbon dioxide. But you cannot tax water vapor, and methane is produced by termites and deep-sea microbes, which are far too intelligent life forms to submit to carbon taxes, so the global warming cultists have settled on carbon dioxide as the villain because a portion of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere can be traced to human activity.
How much atmospheric carbon dioxide comes from human activity? Not including respiration, human contribution to atmospheric carbon dioxide is .28% of the total atmospheric carbon dioxide.
A closer look at the numbers
Now this may not seem like very much, and indeed it isn't. With volcanoes producing far more carbon dioxide than humans, one wonders what all the fuss is about regarding our cars and industry. But the global warming cult has a handy explanation. The global warming cult likes to claim that natural sources of carbon dioxide are already balanced out by natural sinks for carbon dioxide. Volcanoes are offset by trees. The carbon dioxide emitted by sea life is absorbed by seaweed. By claiming that there is no natural counterpart to human caused carbon dioxide the global warming cult tries to claim that .28% of atmospheric carbon dioxide contributed by human activity is upsetting the balance of nature. But as we pointed out before, there is no balance of nature. It is a romantic notion, but simply not reality. Experiments with enhanced CO2 in greenhouses confirms that as CO2 levels rise, plants will grow larger, absorb more CO2, driving levels back down again.
The Global Warming FraudSo how do we know we are dealing with a fraud? As noted above, climate change is something that is supposed to happen. The world is always getting warmer or colder. The promotion of a change in the climate as a threat to humankind requiring the paying of taxes and submission to authority is a manufactured construct.
How do we know an agenda is involved? Simple. If the global warming alarmists were really only interested in the welfare of the Earth, one would expect them to be delirious with joy that the threat of anthropogenic global warming doesn't really exist after all. But quite to the contrary, those whose paychecks are dependent on the global warming industry are in a total panic to reassure us that, yes, there is a real danger, and it is all our fault!
Another reason we know Anthropocentric Global Warming is a hoax is that Scientific Method is supposed to allow for others to double-check the work leading to the theory. In other words, starting with the same data and applying the same methods, I should get the same results. But in the case of Anthropocentric Global Warming, this is impossible. The CRU, in response to Freedom of Information Requests for the raw data on which they based their dire predictions of doom, first stalled, then admitted they had destroyed the raw data! We mere mortals are expected to simply take their word their conclusions are accurate. I have to wonder with all the tens of millions of dollars in funding CRU enjoyed, why they could not purchase an extra hard drive to save that raw data!
In ancient times rulers ruled by what ever lie would convince the people that they needed to be ruled. One very common dodge was rule by divine right. I am your ruler because God said so. But as mankind has evolved and become more sophisticated, and understands that the idea of God is more a metaphor than reality, rulers intent on using deception to rule their people have had to come up with more convincing myths. Obey me and I will save you from the Communists. Obey me and I'll save you from the terrorists. Obey me and I will save you from global warming. And so forth...
So the push to sell global government on the basis of human caused global warming is just another variation on the theme of I am the ruler because the gods hath decreed it so.
Maybe it's time for humans to evolve past this latest deception.
As for the actual evidence calling into question the claims of human caused global warming, we can start with the very small percentage of atmospheric carbon dioxide actually created by human industry. The attempt by the global warming cult to claim that natural carbon dioxide is not a problem because nature balances it out, but human caused carbon dioxide is a threat, betrays the agenda of of taking something that occurs naturally and focusing the blame for it onto humans in order to guilt them out of money and obedience.
We have previously documented that temperature sensors used to generate the data that supports the claim of human caused global warming have been placed in the outflow of building air conditioners and in one notable instance right next to a trash incinerator. Clearly given that these are all sources of heat, the readings from these temperature sensors cannot be used to assume that we are measuring the temperature of anything other than air-conditioning outflow and the incineration of trash.
Much of the sensationalist media coverage of the issue of human-caused global warming has been exposed as a fraud. A story which claimed Polar Bears were drowning because of global warming was exposed as a fraud in which pictures of summer melt were presented as mid-winter scenes, along with the ludicrous claim that polar bears could not swim to shore to save their own lives.
Then there was the recent video-taped admission by the head of Greenpeace that the claim that Greenland would lose its ice in 20 years was merely a propaganda hoax!
The list of problems supposedly caused by human-caused global warming, from Acne to Prostitution, is endless, with more nonsense being added every day!
The major problem that the global warming cultists have faced is that the Earth has actually been cooling for almost 12 years now. The global warming cultists attempted to re-brand by avoiding the term global warming and saying their agenda was to deal with climate change. Not just any climate change of course but sudden climate change, again the fault of humans, again requiring taxes and obedience to a global authority to solve. But re-branding as the climate change cult did not secure the fact that the predictions for a warming globe were simply not panning out. It was at this point that institutions dependent on funding to study human caused global warming began to adjust their data in order to, as CRU put it, "conceal the decline". Otherwise, trust in the climate scientist was going to be undermined by the fact that they had obviously totally blown which way the temperatures of earth were going, predicting that they were going up when in fact they were demonstrably in decline.
IPCC predictions in yellow/orange, real world in blue/green
Blue line is the raw data. The red line is the "value added" data the IPCC is using.
"This is from an Australian at BMRC (not Neville Nicholls). It began from the attached article. What an idiot. The scientific community would come down on me in no uncertain terms if I said the world had cooled from 1998. OK it has but it is only 7 years of data..."
Clearly from the above Dr. Phil Jones is well aware that the Earth has been cooling for 7 (now 11) years and is clearly biased against allowing that information to be made public. Ultimately, Phil Jones did admit on the record that there has been no warming since 1995.
Hypocritical bastards, always preaching and never following their own advice.
WASHINGTON (AFP) - (AFP) - The US Senate voted Thursday to end a $6 billion subsidy for ethanol in a move that appeared largely symbolic but sends a message about the growing unease on support for the biofuel made mostly from corn.
In a 73-27 vote, the Senate approved an amendment to end a 45 cent per gallon credit given for blending ethanol into gasoline and scrap a hefty tariff on ethanol imports.
The outcome for the measure remains uncertain, since the broader bill would need to pass the Senate and the House of Representatives, but lawmakers said a broad coalition supports the move to help curb the massive budget deficit...