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At http://finance.yahoo.com/news/scientists-making-own-clouds-found-1746000... ... refers to a paper in Nature by CERN scientists and the subject is secondary particles. These were thought to be almost totally derived from human activity but the climate scientists had it altogether wrong it would seem as the new paper seems to show that secondary particles have been with us all the time - long before the scare was a pipedream in a politico's navel. Secondary particles bombard our atmosphere on a daily basis and are also produced by vapour released by trees.

Climate dodgems

One example was forwarded by Bill Thompson - go to www.yahoo.com/news/climate-feedback-allows-scientists-correct-media-erro... ... but at http://notrickszone.com/2016/05/22/1959-paper-shows-most-warming-before-... ... wherein the title says it all. The first piece shows climate scientists have the ability to contradict press stories if they become too outlandish but at the same time they are altering the data themselves to make the story more grisly.

Ian Plimer

Tim Cullen is at his very best at https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2016/05/22/ian-plimer-not-for-the-greens/ ... and they are most unlikely to look at the link which has two videos of Ian Plimer talking to an audience and raising a laugh. He is an Australian geologist of note, a professor emeritus of earth sciences at the University of Melbourne and a professor of mining geology at the University of Adelaide. His book, 'Not for the Greens' (2014) sets out to use humour to confront the CAGW crowd.

Madrigadi

I have just received a response to a News item from 18 months ago - see www.sis-group.org.uk/news/moon-and-jet-stream.htm ... It seems the article written by Clive Best in collaboration with Roberto Madrigadi was rejected and not published - see www.atmos-chem-phys-discuss.net/acp-2015-300/#discussion

Outrageous Waves

'Outrageous Waves: Global Warming and Coastal Change in Britain through 2000 years' by Basil Cracknell (Philimore and Co., Chichester:2005) was produced at a time when everything being published had to have a slant towards CAGW as the publishing houses seemed to think that otherwise they would not sell. Problem was that this just as likely caused as many people not to buy the book as buy it - so it was a negative policy. I purchased the book as I had an interest in coastal change - already possessing a couple of other books on the same subject.

The Fable of a Stable Climate

At http://notrickszone.com/2016/05/04/dutch-geologist-calls-climate-science... .... I suppose this is the usual geologist take on climate. They are used to dealing with blocks of hundreds of thousands of years and the last 150 years is just a pin prick in time. The link is to a book review by Dr Hans Labohn. The book in question is 'The Fable of a Stable Climate' by Gerrit van der Lingen.

journalists catching up

The Daily Mail are reporting that co2 is greening the Earth (as claimed in a recent journal article) - www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3557905/Rising-carbon-dioxide-ma... or http://dailym.ai/1qM4Q5h... scientists used satellite data over 33 years to measure leaf cover. Why anyone should be surprised by this is a mystery. Farmers pump co2 into their plastic greenhouses for one reason - to fertilise the crops and obtain higher yields.

Josh cartoon character

  a cartoon created to counter wind farm and renewable propaganda aimed at school children - the character of Tommy the Turbine. In retaliation people opposed to wind farms sprouting on every hill and piece of rising ground in Scotland have come up with Subsidy Sam. Will he knock Tommy off his perch.

The story is at www.bishop-hill.net/blog/2016/4/22/in-the-news-today-josh-370.html

more and more

More and more sceptics are emerging out of the mainstream woodwork. Eyes have been opened and pens are waggling in the hand - see for example www.cnsnews.com/commentary/james-wanliss/shining-light-settled-science-t... ... sent in by William Thompson (and a lot of other links too).

catching up games

Climate science is slowly catching up with the rest of us. At http://phys.org/print380256073.html ... they have discovered the 536 and 541AD low growth tree ring events. Mike Baillie has recently conceded two volcanoes were to blame therefore having to give up on his well publicised idea that a cosmic event was responsible for one of them (or both). In the process, or on the face of it, he has abandoned the idea of cold weather induced by atmospheric airburst.