As the climate jamboree gets under way there have been some nice contradictory blogs posted in the nether regions of the Net which serve to counter some of the alarmism now spinning wildly at a conference centre near an airport on the outskirts of Paris. Most remarkable of all is a piece in the November 26th journal Science - didn't anyone tell them not to rock the boat.
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As we approach the Paris climate conference with BBC going full swoon on end of the world doomsayings and delegates priming up to feed their faces with the best of French cheffery, croissants and brandy for breakfast and lashings of garlic flavoured dumplings, it might be useful to look at what is on the bottom of the plate - when nobody is looking.
A good article on ozone depletion sent in by Robert Farrar - did we really save the ozone layer? The link is at http://wattsupwiththat.com/2015/10/26/did-we-really-save-the-ozone-layer/ ... by guest blogger Steve Goreham who says that over the last few years the ozone hole has reappeared and is still growing over Antarctica in spite of it being 30 years since the banning of CFCs.
At http://notrickszone.com/2015/11/20/german-professor-examines-nasa-giss-t... ... the title explains the contents of the blog report which is now a widely known problem, first aired at Tony Heller's blog some time ago, and climate scientists need to explain themselves in a clearly understandable manner (instead of shreiking blue murder). Dr Friedrich Ewert looked at the data behind the global warming claim after it was reported by the media that 2014, and now we can add 2015, were the warmest years ever - yet the spring and summers were fairly cool in western Europe.
At http://joannenova.com.au/2015/11/new-science-20-its-not-co2-so-what-is-t... ... is instructive in that it explains why climate scientists do not foresee the Sun playing a role in global warming. This is one of a sequence of posts by Dr David Evans and he says, it is not co2 - but climate scientists say it isn't this fellow.
Wonderful post by a maverick at Anthony's place this week - by one Caleb Shaw (go to http://wattsupwiththat.com/2015/11/12/micro-critters-rule/ ... where we learn that the CAGW bogey gas, methane (causes farting in cows and makes the world warmer which ignores the fact the even bigger grass munchers, the mammoths and mastadon, lived during the Ice Ages, in a colder world) is greedily being gobbled up, all the time, by bacteria, natures way of coping with methane emissions (and ignored by the alarmists for obvious reasons). This post is a bit of a biological lesson - back to school.
The Grid was about to go down - no wind. No Sun either as it was dark. Somebody filled their pockets - go to www.bishop-hill.net/blog/2015/11/5/dead-calm.html ... and www.bishop-hill.net/blog/2015/11/5/quote-of-the-day-shameless-edition.html
If you've got a longer attention span than a twitter feed you might like to read the 22 pages of Matt Ridley on CAGW exaggeration - go to www.thegwpf.com/content/uploads/2015/11/climate-wars.pdf
The representative of the British government at the Paris climate bean feast will be the chump that got laughed off BBC Radio 5 live a few years ago - go to www.bishop-hill.net/blog/2015/11/4/a-letter-to-the-foreign-secretary.html ... hard to believe but true. He also got a lecture at a Russian Academy meeting for being too lax with the truth and walked out in a sulk. Pends well for Britain's part in the jamboree.
A really fascinating post by Canadian climate scientist Tim Ball at http://wattsupwiththat.com/2015/10/30/vladimir-putin-climate-and-politic... ... it seems the Russian leader, Putin, has said, 'global warming is a fraud' which has upset some of the faithful congregation of alarmists. Tim Ball describes his connections with Russian climate scientists such as Mikhail Budkyo and EP Borisenkov.
At http://notrickszone.com/2015/10/27/geophysical-research-letters-shock-fi... ... a new paper by Haas et al 'Ice thickness in the NW passage' in Geophysical Research Letters (October 2015) which shows that last year there was an awful lot of snow and ice in the Arctic regions - contrary to the constant blurb that Arctic ice is rapidly melting away and the polar bears are all going to die.