Climate change news

Climate Japes

It seems a local ecologist in East Africa is now saying there is no chance the Mount Kilimanjaro glacier is going to melt - in spite of CAGW doomsayer Lonnie Thompson making a career out of saying it was. Go to http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/04/07/kilimanjaro-glaciers-just-wont-die... .... while over at the anti-fracking protest at Barton Moss in Manchester the Greenies have sent out an SOS - they have run out of gas.

The Climate Status Report

At www.ncgt.org/newsletter.php ... March issue, page 119, we have a reference to the Global Climate Status Report published by the Space and Science Research Corporation in Orlando, FL (see www.spaceandscience.net). It concentrates on the very cold winter experienced across a wide area of N America (and some other parts of the northern hemisphere). It makes several interesting points. Polls of your average person show that they are bored with CAGW doomsaying. Secondly, there has been no actual warming now for 17 years so clearly rising levels of co2 have little effect on the climate.

Laugh a minute

I'm not particularly into politics, apart from the fact I don't like any one of them - but here we have a classic (for anyone who did not tune in) - go to Http://tallblloke.wordpress.co.uk/2014/04/'03/beagle-two-dogsby-heads-m/ ... and can you still remember Dan Dare and the Eagle comic (sorry youngsters - this is old boys stuff).

The Man on the Moon and Climate Science

First of all, a bit of a wake-up call, and the power of the Sun 

- see http://spaceweather.com March 9th

Climate see-saw

At http://phys.org/print312636171.html ... a team at University of Cambridge has demonstrated that the event around 2300BC involved a movement of the summer monsoon rains which resulted in drought - and this led to decline of the Indus civilisation. The research is published in the journal Geology (Feb 25th, 2014) and the inference is that climate change is responsible. Be that as it may - what caused the shift in the monsoon?

It Ain't the Sun wot warms the earth

I know the Royal Society is one of those organisations that is all about holding up the nose and feeling important but incredibly they are party to a paper that claims the Sun does not have the primary role in climate on Earth. Are they barmy or what? Are they so cocooned in their offices with all the simulated leather seats and central heating they can't see outside the window because the venetian blinds are closed - to keep out the sunlight, bejabbers. Don't want no Sun in here chaps, fix me another gin and tonic and keep the shades down.

Oh, what games that people play ...

The story behind the flooding of the Somerset Levels goes back to the 1990s - as extracted by the fingernails of Richard North and Christopher Booker - see www.eureferendum.com/blogview.aspx?blogno=84737 ... and the odd thing is that it was all going so swimmingly well for them as nobody had a real clue what mischief they had hatched, having pulled the woolly jumper over the eyes of the general public, including the householders directly affected.

The Big Bad Wolf is on his way

A member forwarded a link to the Daily Mash - weather experts confirmed the headline above by looking up Norse mythology which describes extensive flooding followed by the Fenris wolf. A Met Office spokesman, it is alleged, said the watery bit was going to die down a bit but a giant wolf was going to swallow the Sun. Meanwhile, Thor is due to fight a world girding serpent and the gates of hell will be opened - and there will be havoc on Earth (for everyone), a bone ship full of skeletons and dwarves will be fighting the ice giants (if they aren't melted first).