Climate change news

gloom doom vroom

A really fascinating post by Canadian climate scientist Tim Ball at http://wattsupwiththat.com/2015/10/30/vladimir-putin-climate-and-politic... ... it seems the Russian leader, Putin, has said, 'global warming is a fraud' which has upset some of the faithful congregation of alarmists. Tim Ball describes his connections with Russian climate scientists such as Mikhail Budkyo and EP Borisenkov.

ice

At http://notrickszone.com/2015/10/27/geophysical-research-letters-shock-fi... ... a new paper by Haas et al 'Ice thickness in the NW passage' in Geophysical Research Letters (October 2015) which shows that last year there was an awful lot of snow and ice in the Arctic regions - contrary to the constant blurb that Arctic ice is rapidly melting away and the polar bears are all going to die.

atmospheric weather patterns

At http://phys.org/print364132548.html ... for a long time the prevailing view has been that climate variations in the Atlantic region are due to ocean circulation, the so called Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation which carries warm water north in the upper layer of the ocean and cold water south in lower layers of the ocean, part of the so called ocean conveyor belt. In text books you will find graphics describing how it works and numerous peer review articles have been written on the subject.

RS sinking lower

At www.bishop-hill.net/2015/10/16/the-man-the-royal-society-honoured-not-on... ... tells us lots about the magic money tree and how even the allegedly most scientific organisation in the UK can be infiltrated and brought low.

co2

An interesting speaker at the GWPF - Patrick Moore. This is not the eccentric BBC in-house astronomer (who recently died) but Patrick Moore, formerly of Greenpeace. He was a leading light in that organisation from its inception until a point 15 years later when he found himself the only scientist on the committee and they would not listen to his arguments concerning chlorine - which they had decided to demonise. They of course went on to demonise among other things, golden rice, and most famously, co2.

IPCC workings

At https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2015/10/06/tony-thomas-the-ipccs-legion-... ... is a remarkable post as it describes how 75 per cent of the science that the IPCC commissions is actually dumped and never sees the light of day (as far as the pubic is concerned). An incredible story of political dishonesty.

feeding frenzies (update)

Some strange goings on have been noticed - and all covered in secrecy and an unwillingness to let the public into the inner workings of the legal profession and their desire to make hay while the Sun shines (collect their share of the loot before CAGW expires a natural death). See for example https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2015/10/04/laframboise-climate-secrets-a... ... but the original story comes from Donna Laframboise, a Canadian sceptic, at http://nofrakkingconsensus.com/2015/10/03/climate-secrets-at-the-uk-supr... ...

what's it all about

At http://blogs.theprovince.com/2015/09/29/michelle-stirling-paris-is-about... ... some 50,000 people, supposedly intent on saving the planet will be flying into Paris, or coming by train or road, all using fossil fuels but mouthing to the rest of us that we should be curtailing our emissions, in December. We have always thought in terms of it being a massive guilt trip, and these people really are concerned about the environment. However, has it gone beyond the world of delusion.

sea levels

At http://notrickszone.com/2015/08/19/new-study-on-20th-century-sea-level-r... ... no surprise here but this time it comes from the University of Siegen in Germany who issued a press release about a new study that showed natural oceanic cycles played a greater role in sea level fluctuations than deemed by IPCC scientists. If this is true of the past it must also be true of projection into the future. In other words, models of future sea level rise cannot be trusted.

robbin the hood

At http://wattsupwiththat.com/2015/08/29/the-hood-robin-syndrome/ ... this is one of those posts I printed out weeks ago but left to the side as it is politicised by the author (who is incidentally, not Anthony). However, it is interesting as it explains how the main beneficiaries of CAGW are the more wealthy strata of society - which may be one reason why so many billionaires and media luvvies are so keen on promoting the cause. Stating that is political in itself - quite apart from anything the link says (which should be read with one finger in the ear to blot out the noise).