Climate change news

Isle of Man Bird Survey

At www.thegwpf.com/isle-of-man-seabird-populations-plummet-as-wind-farms-ov... ... the Isle of Man wildlife charity Manx Birdlife has reported on a 40 per cent decline in the populations of many sea birds in their region of the Irish Sea. This follows a comprehensive survey that took place over two years.

Miskolczi

At https://rclutz.wordpress.com/2017/05/17/the-curious-case-of-dr-miskolczi/ ... Dr Ferenc Mark Miskolczi was an astrophysicist working for NASA. Part of his job was to analyse radiosonde data and his curiosity led him to find an empirical observation. He published and continues to stand by his findings. However, they did not go down very well with climate scientists (or the bigwigs at NASA). Sceptics were not too impressed either and the major problem is that his writings are very dense and full of mathematics.

Arctic Ice

At https://notrickszone.com/2019/06/04/climate-scientists-astounded-no-arct... ... data issued by the Danish Meteorological Institute shows that Arctic sea ice stopped shrinking 13 years ago, defying predictions made by climate scientists of the alarmist school and their models. Pierre Gosselin says this follows evidence he posted a few days ago that Antarctica's coastal stations showed cooling rather than warming - which was also a surprise to some people (but consistent with what other people have been saying for years).

Urban Heat

At https://notrickszone.com/2019/05/18/royal-meteorological-society-confirm... k/ .... the Royal Meteorological Society has confirmed the urban heat island effect has significantly increased daily minimum temperature in the UK by up to 1.70k. Has global warming finally being brought back to earth we may wonder as that would imply it was all about where instruments are placed. It seems that in cities and towns where buildings act as heat absorbing sinks it takes longer to cool down at night.

Recycling

The European export of plastic consumer waste to developing countries is coming to an end - and no word about it from David Attenbrough or the BBC. The Greens are also keeping their mouths shut in the hope the news won't catch the attention of Joe Public, according to a press release (15th May 2019) from the www.thegwpf.org ... Much of the recycled plastic from Europe ends up in the rivers and oceans of Asia.

Insects and Bird Mincers

At https://notrickszone.com/2019/05/03/new-study-finds-that-wind-turbines-c... .... it seems that not only do wind turbine rotor blades kill hundreds of birds and bats in their thousands upon thousands it is now being admitted they may have a devastating impact on migrating flying insect populations, killing not just millions but in Germany alone some 1200 billion of them (or in polite terminology, 1.2 trillion of them).

Aliens and Philosophers

AGW has thrown up some crazy ideas and scaremongering but this one takes the biscuit, you might say. Are the lizards shedding their clothing. At https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/04/27/oxford-professor-aliens-breeding-... ... an Oxford professor has said aliens have interbred with humans to produce hybrids which have a better chance of surviving a climate catastrophe (which is derived from www.oxfordstudent.com/2019/04/26/oxford-professors-theory-on-climate-cha... ).

Revising the tree zone

The location of the tree line is largely controlled by summer temperatures and growing season length. However, conifer trees have 'not yet recolonised many areas where trees were present during the Medieval Warm Period and the Holocene Thermal Maximum'. We are then told, back in 2007, that global warming will allow trees to colonise these areas - eventually. The research paper was published by the Royal Society and clearly involved a lot of research into the past tree line in northern Russia.

Holocene Warmth

At www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190411101735.htm ... driving a wedge into historic gaps in climate science. In this instance, Hokkaidu University in Japan has found the Beaufort Sea, on the margin of the Arctic Ocean, was not completely frozen over during the late Ice Age (the warm period prior to the Younger Dryas event). They used ice wedges from the Alaskan permafrost as evidence.

Do You Understand Fracking

Not sure if this is worth posting as it amounts to some angst. I don't for one moment think most people take diagrams of fracking literally. They are like London Underground maps. They don't follow the route as in real life, bends and changes in direction, but are schematically composed for a paper map. Same goes for fracking diagrams where the pipe and drill are said to turn sharply from vertical to horizontal when just by thinking about it one would realise the turn was much more gradual.