Climate change news

Arctic Ice

   At http://siberiantimes.com/other/others/news/n0847-icebreakers-make-histor... ... which is of course a giggle at the CAGW crowd that have been gloating about warm Arctic seas and melting ice as the El Nino inspired warm water reaches the far north (before the heat is dissipated into space at the pole).

Green Hypocrisy

I don't really need to say anything on this one as the action is so blatant - a manipulation of regulation to allow Green business to make a small fortune (and at the same time subsidise Green NGOs at the expense of wildlife and nature). The environmental movement has indeed split into factions. One group, the minority, put wildlife first. The second group put making money first. The story is at http://notrickszone.com/2017/01/18/german-greens-move-to-water-down-natu... ...

Davos

The annual gathering of politicals and upper echelon bureaucrats, captains of industry and finance, and celebrities (such as Hollywood luvvies) in attendance at Davos is remarkable. Mixing with that toxic brew are environmentalist big wigs with all expenses paid by deep pocket sponsors, leading figures in Greenpeace and FoE  and various other NGOs. They are all attending a great jamboree with lots of expensive wines and malt whiskies, and the sort of food that owes more to appearance than substance.

Gaia

At https://judithcurry.com/2017/01/15/beyond-physics-advanced-biology-and-c... ... is a great post by Clive Hambler, an Oxford lecturer in biology (at Merton college, St Annes, Pembroke, Oriel and Hertford). He works in Oxford University's faculties of zoology, geography and anthropology and is co-author of 'Conservation' published by Oxford University Press.

Dead Fish and Green Energy

   At www.thegwpf.com/green-energy-plant-blamed-after-1000-fish die-at-one-of-britains-best-loved-salmon-and-trout-streams/ ... fish along an 8 mile stretch of the River Teifi in western Wales have died as a result of a green power plant. An estimated 1000 trout and salmon lie belly up as a result of a spill from an anaerobic digester that converts cow slurry from dairy herds into methane.

Ocean Acidification

It is thought ocean acidification might become the next doom mongering scare story if CAGW is 'Trumped' in the coming months. It might be useful to learn something about it and going to http://notrickszone.com/2016/2/29/the-ocean-acidification-narrative-coll... ... for example a paper by Weil et al (2015) published in the Journal of Geophysical Research looks at ocean acidification and contradicts much of the doom mongering song sheet.

Having a Laugh

Sometimes the arguments are unintentionally funny. Others are incredibly out on a limb. CAGW alarmism is like that and this is one of the reasons why most people do not take it seriously - as well as the lack of the warmth that we were promised. At http://phys.org/print401133850.html ... we are told global warming is happening even when the weather is cold outside the office window. A study in PNAS claims there are more places in the world where temperatures are hotter than there are places where it is just as cool as it ever was.

Green Machine

The Green Machine (sometimes likened to a blob that spreads on all sides gagging opposition with gobbledegook) is a bit like a black hole, devouring matter greedily (in this instance, tax revenue). Peter Lilley MP (not everyone's cup of tea and probably not my favourite chap either) is the author of a meticulous study into the financial effects of CAGW policies implemented by New Labour, the Lib-Con coalition, and the present government.

oh my, disaster beckons ...

At www.scientificamerican.com/article/earth-s-co2-passes-the-400-ppm-thresh... ... we have a CAGW piece of alarmism. It seems co2 may have passed 400 ppm permanently (but we don't really know). So what. Temperatures are not accelerating - they are fairly static. Temperature rise is stuck in the noise - not doing much at all. That is if we ignore the El Nino (like CAGW ignores La Nina as a natural process). One logical take-on from this might be that co2 is greatly exaggerated - as far as warming the world.

Mongolian Dreaming

At www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2016/dec/07/archaeology-sheds-light-on-... ... which is one of those doom laden Guardian non-stories that get the CAGW tribe all excited and bleating like sheep. Apparently, global warming is going to cause mayhem in Mongolia. They arrive at this conclusion by manipulating a story on medieval climate in the region. What was it like in that part of the world in the 13th century AD?