Climate change news

ITCZ Shifting

At https://phys.org/print412240216.html ... it seems HH Lamb is haunting climate science again. At this link we are told the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) can shift, and has done throughout history. The ITCZ is a band of tropical rain. It changes its position in response to the path of the Sun, following its zenith. This determines wet and dry periods in the tropics and sub tropics over the full year. It also affects the monsoon rains over SE Asia and central America.

Paul Homewood

Paul Homewood is the guy that authors https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2017/04/23/glacial-advance... age/ ... for example. In this post he relies heavily on HH Lamb's book, 'Climate, History, and the Modern World'  which says that sea level has increased since the 19th century as a result of melting glaciers. However, we also known that the same glaciers were growing rapidly during the Little Ice Age period, so we can say that 20th century sea level rise is a natural process.

Poley Bears

Poley Bears is more cuddly than your average polar bears which aren't averse to hunting humans when they feel peckish. A new post at https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/04/23/sea-ice-off-newfoundland-thickest... ... is a guest post by Dr Susan Crockford, a polar bear scientist. It is almost word for word for the same story at https://polarbearscience.com and is written by the same author. She has consistently claimed that polar bears are not under threat and their numbers are in fact increasing.

Warming Standstill

At http://notrickszone.com/2017/04/22/believe-it-global-warming-hiatus-real... ... so, the future is oriental. Western climate scientists are too firmly wedded to the theory of global warming and cannot accept that warming is at a standstill - and their models are wrong. The Chinese and Japanese on the other hand, are in reality gear, taking the path of observation over models, and they have now confirmed the hiatus in global warming is still a fact of life in spite of attempts in the West to use the recent El Nino event to resuscitate their models.

Dirty Renewables

We've endured months of alarmism about dirty diesel fuel poisoning children living in big cities like London and Birmingham but now another dirty secret has been outed - biofuels are even worse. At http://notrickszone.com/2017/04/21/45068#shash.yyYtltQb.dpbs ... a new paper on the subject has been published - and it hits right at the heart of the Green Blob. Not only are biofuels responsible for destroying the Indonesia rain forest (and decimating its wildlife) the fuel that palm oil is used in is more toxic than diesel.

How to concoct a false narrative

At http://notrickszone.com/2017/04/06/scientists-reveal-how-man-made-global... created-via-data-manipulation-dismissing-the-sun/ ... the headline to this blog post is - scientists reveal how man made global warming is created via data manipulation and by dismissing the sun from their models.

Little Ice Age ping pong

At last, a study that recognises that low sun spot numbers are not entirely the whole story when it comes to the Little Ice Age - see https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/04/04/rethinking-the-little-ice-age/ ... Professor Mike Lockwood from Reading University has published a paper in Astronomy and Geophysics which says the overall shift in climate temperature were quite small. These are average temperatures. Hence, although sometimes it was bitterly cold other times it was fairly warm.

Fudge

At http:///www.everythingselectric.com/venus-models/ ... it seems that mainstream views on the heat generated on Venus are changing. The greenhouse theory was applied to the planet and most notably this was championed by Carl Sagan. It seems Venus doesn't conform to the idea of runaway warming as the polar regions are 70 degrees cooler than expected. The polar atmosphere is not as dense as expected - between 20 and 40 per cent less dense than theory dictated. Then, there are all those volcanoes ...

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.