Climate change news

BBC Climate Change

The Daily Express, a UK newspaper with a beef as far as the BBC are concerned, as the Express supports Brexit and the BBC is still resisting the proposal, has published an article with the title, '£8bn BBC eco bias' - striking parallels between the BBCs rabid coverage of man made global warming/ climate change, and the investments in its pension funds - go to www.express.co.uk/news/uk/156703/8bn-BBC-eco-bias/

South Georgia

At https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/03/17/study-extensive-ice-cap-once-cove... ... South Georgia achieved fame in the 1970s when it became involved in the Falklands war. In this instance a paper in Nature Communications says South Georgia was covered in ice during the Late Glacial Maximum. Ice also extended well beyond the island according to the team of researchers that investigated the area in ice breakers.

Update on co2

On the same theme as the piece a few days ago on carbon dioxide, William sent the following link to a piece published in the Boston Globe. See https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/columns/2017/03/14/why-are-climate-c... ... the opinion is that of 'Jacoby on Climate Change'

See  also www.tallbloke.wordpress.com/2017/03/17/alan-carlin-a-particularly-troubl...

Weirding Humans

At https://phys.org/print408702531.html ... we have a strange paper here - but useful in the sense it provides another dimension to what is normally pushed our way. It concerns the drying up of the Sahara desert. Were humans to blame?

Carbon Dioxide

At http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/scott-pruitt-is-absolutely-right-a... ... link sent in by William. One of Trump's fake news channels seems to have come up trumps by publishing this piece of analysis regarding other media outfits. The interview by CNBC of Scott Pruitt the new head of the EPA went hyper at a host of media stations and newspapers. He is contradicting global warming science and that kind of stuff.

Sustaining the consensus

At https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/02/24/rock-strata-dating-suggests-plane... ... this story is all over the internet but I have chosen this link as the comments are worth scanning. It was published in the journal Nature (Feb 23rd 2017) and it appears to contradict the co2 meme in as far as it is not mentioned as a factor in palaeo-climate change. This is not surprising as it is dealing with great chunks of time - and cycles of thousands of years.

Judith Curry

Climate scientist Judith Curry has produced a new study that has been published at www.thegwpf.com and basically she says that computer predictions of climate claims are flawed - fundamentally. Most people have intuitively understood this - without a climate scientist telling them. Now it is explained in easy language by a scientist well versed in how the climate works, the author and co-author of many papers on climate, and a university lecturer on the subject to boot.

Bees

At https://risk-monger.com/issues/agriculture/beegate/ ... we have an exposure on the great bee catastrophe - colony collapse disorder amongst honey bee populations. It has long since been attributed to beekeepers taking too much honey and substituting sugar syrup solution but you would never think this if you relied on the media for your information. Environmentalists of the activist persuasion saw colony collapse disorder as an opportunity to throw a spike in the spokes of agriculture by claiming to be concerned about agriculture, and the lack of honey bees.

anthropocene mathematics

New paper by a couple of academic climate scientists from Australia and Sweden is given a going over at https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/02/13/claim-0-7c-century-is-exceptional/ ... but read the comments below to find out more about how it was done - smoothing the data over the last 7000 years (obliterating highs and lows of temperature spikes). One guy compares this to comparing the speed of sea level rise as the tide comes in twice a day with the average rise over the last year or more. What is the purpose of the smoothing? That is all you need to ask.

Bluebells and Garlic Mustard

This sounds very much like a regurgitation of a post from a couple of years ago - a bit of botanical doom mongering by the alarmists. At https://phys.org/print405944353.html ... a study in Global Change Biology (which sounds very much like an environmentalists bean feast sort of magazine) has come out with the same old (same old) witterings of the past decade or so - plants are flowering earlier because it is getting warmer (and this just must be detrimental to life on the planet and we are all going to die).