Climate change news

Escape from Model Land

At https://judithcurry.com/2019/10/29/escape-from-model-land/ ... letting go of the phantastical mathematical objects and achievables of model land can lead to more relevant information  in the real world ...

Holey holey

It seems the ozone hole has shrunk to a smaller size than it has been for many a day - or at least since scientists have started to monitor it (which isn't that long ago). It can hardly be an accident that it corresponds with a quiescent period on the Sun when sun spots have been few and far between - although the occasional hole on the surface has sent some mild projectiles of solar wind (plasma) in our general direction, providing us with the odd auroral display.

Missing Heat

Not sure what to make of this one. Is hype involved? It seems that Earth does not comply with the idea of a base temperature of around 16 degrees C. See for example https://notrickszone.com/2019/10/19/controversy-swirls-as-numbers-dont-a... ... average temperature is supposed to be around 16 degrees C but it is only 14.7 degrees C. It has been something similar for the last 20 years or so - and even earlier. What is going on?

Follow the Money

At https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/10/06/understanding-the-climate-movemen... ... a guest post by Dr Paul Rossiter. He claims the main engine driving the climate movement is money. Eye watering amounts of money. He said he became quite despondent when researching and writing the article as big and powerful forces were at work - in positions of power in the western world. For example, the capitalisation of the renewable energy industry is over One Trillion dollars.

Serious Flaws

At https://notrickszone.com/2019/09/14/scientists-confession-climate-models... ... Japanese MIT climate scientist has written a book. Dr Mototaka Nakamura received his doctorate at MIT and worked at NASA. The title of his book - 'Confessions of a climate scientist: the global warming hypothesis is an uproven hypothesis'. As a teenager he seems to have become concerned about catastrophic global warming due to increasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

co2 and climate

At https://notrickszone.com/2019/09/05/new-papers-ex-noaa-climatologist-and... ... two new additions to the steadily increasing evidence that co2 plays a minimal role in climate change. A former NOAA climate scientist (a meteorologist to be exact) published his article in Environmental Earth Sciences journal and detailed a lack of causal relationship between co2 concentration change and earth's temperature.

The Reef

At https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2019/08/26/giant-pumice-raft-from-underw... ... is it Armageddon? A giant raft of pumice from an undersea volcano is heading in the direction of the Great Barrier Reef. Indeed, it is being said that the pumice will not damage the reef but will cause it to prosper. This comes on the heels of a post by Jennifer Marohasy at her blog where she has recently participated in an underwater investigation of the reef and found it thriving - in the main.

7 new papers

At https://notrickszone.com/2019/09/02/settled-science-7-new-papers-show-re... ... some seven new papers show regional temperatures were between 2 and 6 degrees C warmer than today - 'during the last glacial' i.e. duyring the last Ice Age. So, how cold was the last Ice Age? Forget the projected co2 concentrations highlighted by the blog author (he is a climate change sceptic) as these are discerned from ice cores (which are assumed to be small snatches of ancient climate, in miniscule proportions).

Indoctrination

The SEPP newsletter of August 17th 2019 - see www.sepp.org - focusses on Nir Shaviv, a solar physicist in Israel. He has conducted a couple of interviews for the media which were subsequently disappeared. The interviews were not at his request but were initiated by interested reporters who obviously thought all angles of a subject should be explored and not just the one so called consensus theory. The first interview was axed by the editor and was never printed but the second one, interestingly, was written up and then pulled - which is how the matter came to public attention.

Digging a Hole

At https://phys.org/news/2019-08-heavyweight-candidate-dark.html ... according to current theory a quarter of the universe is composed of dark matter - sitting in the shadows. Its presence is determined by gravitational pull. What dark matter is made of is a complete mystery. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics have come up with a new theory - the existence of a hypothetical particle, gravitinos. Its existence follows on from a theory that seeks to explain the spectrum of quarks and leptons in the standard model of particle physics.