Climate change news

Karakorum glaciers

At http://phys.org/print332409057.html ... a computer simulation has been used to try and explain why glaciers in the Karakorum are not melting - the paper can be viewed at  Nature Geoscience (Oct 2014). However, it begins with a casual throw away line, 'as most everyone knows by now, the planet is warming, and because of that glaciers across the globe are melting '''... which is a complete untruth.

Dust Bowl, Miocene oddity

At http://phys.org/print332601657.html ... the discussion here is the dust bowl of the 1930s - a period where temperatures matched those of the 1990s. It was essentially a prolonged period of dry weather in a particular part of N America. The question is - are there any similarities with modern weather patterns?

co2 bubbles in the ocean

Anthony Watts adds the thought - one wonders how many of these newly found thousands of volcanic sea mounts are producing co2 that bubbles into the ocean (see earlier post on Sea Mounts). EM Smith suggests he might want to take a look at http://chiefio.wordpress.com/2011/12/10/liquid-co2-on-the-ocean-bottom/ ... which is all about a liquid co2 lake discovered on the ocean bottom, one of many we might suppose. These are caused by white smokers that release compounds of barium, calcium, and silicon. They also produce biblical amounts of liquid co2. No wonder the oceans are not acidic.

Ozone scare being revived

At http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/09/12/un-global-warming-propaganda-campa... ... the attempt to keep the CAGW bandwagon rolling is changing tack as we approach this year's Climate Summit in New York, the annual bean feast which sees the draining of lots of wine bottles and the talking themselves senseless. They are under pressure as the world has stopped warming and the cat is out of the bag. Hence, the latest wheeze.

John Daly

At http://quadrant.org.au/opinion/doomed-planet/2009/11/john-l-daly/ ... Australian John Izzard looked back on the world's first blogger to get serious about the global warming scam. John Daly was born in Bournemouth and served in the merchant navy as a radio operator - and later migrated to Australia for a better life. Like Peter Warlow of SIS he was totally unimpressed by the Greenhouse Theory. At http://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2014/09/06/john--izzard-a-retrospective-o... ...

Contrasts in Climate Science points of view

At http://dailycaller.com/2014/09/02/study-the-lower-troposphere-has-not-wa... ... a new paper by Ross McKitrick of the University of Guelph in Canada, claims there has been no warming of the lower troposphere for the last 26 years (the length of the satellite record). It is, of course, a computer simulation of data, a statistical exercise if you like, but contradicts almost everything that alarmists have been squawking about over the same time period.

Jenny and the Bourke

Jennifer Marohasy appears to be on full song and has informed her email subscribers of more stations in distress status, in Australia. These have had their early hand written temperatures altered by the homogenisation process, a computer algorithm that kicks in each month. At Bourke, in January of 1909, the highest temperature in Australia was recorded (remembering that the Australian state is very recent), at 51.7 degrees celsius. However, historical records are being changed by the homogenisation process, and not only that, lots of the old temperature data has simply been ditched.

Ocean circulation and changing temperatures

Meteorologist Joe Bastardi has consistently argued against CAGW over the years as he has a method of including weather patterns in the past of determining present weather - and has earned a good reputation for bringing home the turkey. These past records are mainly 20th century so he is well aware that temperatures were just as warm in the 1930s as they were in the 1990s, and this is the pattern he has deduced.

Models and Proxies

At http://phys.org/print326994700.html ... we have an interesting story sent in by member William Thompson. He was fascinated by the fact there is actually a conflict of opinion regards global warming - between models and reality. An article in PNAS by Zhengyu Liu of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a variety of co-authors. They seem to have done the research ostensibly at the instigation of the IPCC. Why? It all revolves around an article in the journal Science published last year which claimed that for the last 7000 years global temperatures have been cooling.