Climate change news

Early IPCC reports

The Canadian climate scientist, now retired, Dr Timothy Ball, has a guest post at https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/08/12/the-major-change-in-the-global-wa... ... which discusses differences in the IPCC reports of 1990 and 1995 - which is going back a bit - but then he has been involved in the global warming debate for a long time (as a working climate scientist as well as a retired denier of global warming).

Brazil in LIA

At https://phys.org/print451717673.html ... isotopic records obtained from caves show how rainfall distribution in Brazil was affected by the Little Ice Age (Geophysical Research Letters, July 2018). They are defining the LIA as AD1500-1850 when average temperatures were lower than at present. In the 17th and 18th centuries climate in parts of Brazil was much wetter - but in the NE is was much drier.

Cold blips in Eemian

This could be classified as geology but is really about climate - palaeoclimate. At https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/07/23/study-abrupt-shifts-occurred-in-t... ... in a similar vein to the previous post, this concerns abrupt shifts in ancient European climate - courtesy of the University of Helsinki. Big cold snaps occurred right across the Eeemian interglacial (120,000 years ago).

Pushing a Button

Apparently, an international team of scientists have worked out how much sea levels would rise if the Larson and George VI ice shelves in the Antarctica collapsed - just a few millimetres of global sea level rise. This somewhat deflates the endles CAGW scaremongering over rising sea levels by the end of this century. Where is all the water going to come from - and these ice shelves were  chosen as they have been deemed by the doom mongers as the most likely to melt and sink into the ocean (mainly based on the fact an iceberg calved from one of them a year or so ago).

Miraculous Disposal

At https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2018/07/16/wind-energys-big-disposal-pro... ... wind energy's big disposal problem. Germany has 28,000 wind turbines but many are nearing the end of their lives. Within the next few years a third will have been taken out of service - but disposing of them is a headache (we are told). It seems their concrete bases are 30m deep in the ground. No wonder David Bellamy was upset about wind turbines destroying the plant life of his beloved moorland habitats. The rotor blades contain glass and carbon fibre - and burning them creates toxic gases.

Animals and Global Warming

This new paper was so way out that Antony posted it at https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/07/02/claim-worlds-first-animals-caused... ... alarmists can blame virtualy anything for global warming, and they do, but one wonders what lies behind the writing of this one. Are the authors the recipients of dosh - or are they really so obsessed with the subject that they feel able to write just about anything, even at a point in earth history that very little is known about.

Sea Level Rise and Alarmism

At www.sepp.org (the Science and Environmental Policy Project, which has similarities to the GWPF over here in the UK) has a regular newsletter. On July 1st the subjectg was sea level research and something controversial climate scientist Richard Lindzen said in an interview. Since 1979 sea level has been measured by satellites - but the accuracy of it is compromised by the actual shape of the Earth. Whilst satellites also shown an increased rate in the rise of sea levels the measurements are uncertain because of several factors (such as the one above).

Money Hole

Have you ever wondered where the 275 billion taxpayer money went that was poured down the European Union carbon trading system hole? That is the headline at https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2018/06/28/ever-wonder-where-the-275-bil... ... billions of public money was lost on the ETS trading system - money that could have been invested in modernising the European power generation fleet (which could have, in turn, cut co2 use by 40%). Instead, the money disappeared and EU emissions have continued to rise.

Recycling Plastics

A report published by the Global Warming Policy Foundation claims it is the effort to recycle plastics that has caused the marine plastic litter crisis - another own goal by the Green Blob. Good job they don't play football. Most of the plastic waste in the oceans is said to originate from countries in Asia and Africa - but here is the nub. What happens to your plastic packaging when you discard it in your recycle bin? European countries ship huge quantities of waste into Asia waste management schemes (and streams) - for the holier than thou act of recycling.

Inconvenient Facts

At https://phys.org/print449127000.html ... we have a clear case of reality catching up with CAGW scaremongering. Researchers aboard an ice breaker in the Antarctic waters have dscovered an active volcanic heat source beneath the Pine Island glacier. This is part of the West Antarctic peninsular - the bit that juts out into the South Atlantic (and having all the appearance of once being connected to South America, although the island arc is somewhat contorted as if brutally forced apart).