Climate change news

Greenland ice sheet

The Greenland ice sheet as seen from NASAs G-111 aircraft, taken from 40,000 feet in altitude

The ice sheets of the world are being mapped in order to find any evidence of them melting. See http://phys.org/print378535505.html

social engineering

An unusual source has broken into the CAGW debate with a diatribe against unmentioned hedge fund managers (better left unmentioned as they have big bucks to throw around) suggesting the hype is driven by an anti-capitalist clique that at the same time is able to manipulate capitalism to play their games. Worth reading if only to get another perspective. It sounds like a conspiracy theory - but is it possible it could be authentic. Only you can decide. Go to www.investors.com/politics/editorials/another-climate-alarmist-admits-re...

Beefy

Ian Botham, nickname Beefy, famous for routing an Aussie cricket team virtually single handedly in one day of a Test Match in the 1980s, using both bat and ball, and one of English cricket's finest moments (although the Aussies had their revenge on many other occasions) is taking a long overdue swipe at the champagne swilling charity workers running the bird organisation, the RSPB.

is it melting?

... here is a view of the Antarctic from space. Does it look like it is melting? It seems the Dr Strangelove types involved in CAGW doom mongering are suggesting sea water is thrown on the ice cap to stop rising sea levels - apparently in an attempt to save the world from the melting Antarctic. Have they got their knickers in a twist?

2015 warmth

Two pieces explaining the warmth from November to February - El Nino. Go to http://phys.org/print375009187.html ... and http://phys.org/print375033372.html ... The funny thing here is that it was the super El Nino of 1998 that set the global warming mantra into overdrive - but never acknowledged that the warm spike was a fully natural event. As CAGW went into full swing we may wonder at the connection with the secular apocalypse and the year of 2000AD (a year in which the brain cells go back to a date tuned into full religious mode).

Survival International

Survival International is one of the smaller but better NGOs - and they have complained about the activities of one of the bigger NGOs who are actively steamrollering tribes in the African rainforest in their  efforts to bring sustainability to the world at large. The irony is that the pygmy Baka tribe have been living sustainably with nature for thousands upon thousands of years. They represent a very old form of humanity, one that has survived into the modern world but one that is now threatened by the climate mob and Green do-goodery (and general gravy dipping).

mainstream catching up

At http://phys.org/print374150033.html ... I always find it strange when a new piece of research claims to have come up with something new when it has been written about before. Mainstream scientists catching up is not exactly new but it just goes to show that research is ignored if it comes outside the bubble. In this instance is the claim that the mid-6th century climatic downturn was responsible, in part, for the collapse of the Eastern Roman empire and the rise of the Arab empire that threatened to overwhelm the civilised world of the 7th century AD.

John Christy

Dr John Christy is one of the more clever of the climate scientists and doesn't buy into the alarmism - go to http://dailycaller.com/2016/02/02/scientist-ruthlessly-debunks-one-of-no... ... is about the way surface temperatures are measured, using thermometers sited close to heat sources. Christy says satellite data is supported by balloon data but alarmist climate scientists prefer to stick to their climate models and reject the real data.

global warming strikes New York

Yesterday we had TV footage of a Chinese man who had never seen the sight of snow -let alone touch it. He lived in southern China. We also have some nice images of global warming in New York - see below

Warm november december

It seems the 2015 El Nino may be mostly responsible for the warmth of global weather in November and December. This is the line adopted by David Whitehouse at www.thegwpf.com/2015-global-temp-or-how-some-scientists-deliberately-mis... ... which is a rather nice title as CAGW people are fond of accusing sceptics who say heavy snow falls, like the current blizzard striking eastern N America, disprove global warming. It seems the sauce is good for the golden goose but not for the gander (Joe Public who finances it all).