Climate change news

Another Inconvenient Factoid

Why are Greenpeace and the WWF silent on the abuse of the ecosystem in Venezuela - or the ill treatment of the indigenous tribes in the interior. Go to ... for the answer (or one version of the truth). It  sounds a bit like the bleating by the same organisations concerning palm oil plantations in Borneo and Indonesia - a trifle belated, one might say, especially as they had been involved in lobbying the European Union to use palm oil as a replacement for the wicked fossil fuel version of oil.


At ... this is a bit of taking the Michael. Climate Change alarmists are telling us, via the media and a recently published paper, that the Antarctic ice sheet is melting (or is about to melt). It is losing ice in the billions of metric tons according to the media - using data from satellites. Apparently, it lost 2720 billion metric tones of ice between 1992 and 2017 (mainly from the West Antarctic peninsular).

0.02 of human induced global warming

Having a laugh. The amount of co2 emissions perpetrated by humans is falling every day it would seem. Dr Boris Smirnov, an atomic physicist and author of textbooks on the subject, has eitten a scientific paper on co2 emissions, calculating the effect of atmospheric co2 during the radiative transfer process (a big part of global warming theory). He claims this idea is flawed - and new calculations reveal the climate's sensitivity to a doubling oc co2 concentration is just 0.4 and the humna contribution to that figure is a negligible 0.02K. This virtually nothing at all.

A Tale of Two Stratospheres

At (clink link to 24th May 2018) we have a tale of two stratospheres. Lunar eclipses are brief but they allow scientists to see the upper atmosphere clearly. At the Global Monitoring annual conference in Boulder, Colorado, two new results were announed after analysis of two decades of lunar eclipse monitoring. The stratsophere is as clear as it has been for decades - there are very few aerosols up there. This is important, we are informed, as it is the stratosphere that allows sunlight in to warm the Earth at the surface.

Natural Geo-engineering

At ... geo-engineering may come to the aid of catastrophism it would seem. One of the geo-engineering ideas being touted at the moment by global warming alarmists is the reintroduction of the mammoth - bringing thse beasts back to life using DNA. Apparently, the belief that mammoths (very large elephants) lived in freezing conditions on the tundra is central to the idea. The fact that mammoths may have lived in a temperate steppe zone rather than in tundra conditions is left unquestioned.

Giant Wave

Interesting link at ... a 78 foot tall wave was recorded in New Zealand, the largest on record (but the records don't go very far back).

However, more importantly, at ... we learn there is now strong evidence that shows changes in co2 levels in the atmosphere have no significant effect on global temperatures. Yes, co2 changes in the atmosphere do not impact on temperatures at the surface. It is flannel.

Sea Ice Graph that says it all

The climate alarmists with the media hanging on their coat tails have been bleating about a melting Arctic all winter long - just because we had a warm November (2017) and a warmish month in the early year (2018) but what is really happening out there in the Arctic where in spite of the so called warming spells it has remained under freezing point and in almost total darkness.

60 Year Oscillation

At ... the 60 year oscillation is an obvious feature in climate data sets - but only back to 1850. Prior to that date it is not so obvious. Javier has posted an article on the 60 year cycle in which he says prior to 1850 it was variable and is not well identified during the Little Ice Age. The reason why may emerge later. A side effect of this situation is that the origin of the oscillation is an unknown - and although it is often said to be associated with the Sun this might not be strictly so.

Global Warming White Stuff

  ... it has been a bad winter right across the northern hemisphere. In Japan they have walls of snow 56 feet high (and tourists are flocking to see them). The image is from NOAAs polar orbiting satellite. It is a composite picture from 14 fly-overs of the North Pole.


Sea ice in the Arctic has surged since early March - see ... which is derived from a Japanese blogger but see the Danish site ... basically, the there was an immense increase in Arctic sea ice in March and April which caused the down tick to reverse and shoot back upwards. February was mild in the Arctic - if you can call temperature below freezing point mild (or even hot as the alarmists were claiming).