Climate change news

Ian Plimer

New book by Australian geologist Ian Plimer, 'The Climate Change Delusion and the Great Electricity Ripoff' ... sure to zoom into the best selling lists. He is a professor emeritus in the Earth Sciences at Melbourne University and a professor of mining geology at the University of Adelaide. He has published numerous scientific papers, seven books, and is the co-editor of Encyclopedia of Geology.

More fun ... or is it games

At https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2017/09/24/climate-change-predictions-wh... .... reports on a piece by Nigel Hawkins in The Sunday Times concerning the Nature Geoscience article (see earlier post). This admitted the estimates of global warming used for years to torture the world's conscience and justify massive spending on non-carbon energy were, er, wrong. The admission overdue he says, something that has been obvious for years. Temperatures hardly changed between 1998 and 2013 - which is a pause, according to the IPCC.

Fun and Games

A paper in Nature Geoscience has sparked fun and games in the climate science fraternity. Various tabloid newspapers have enjoyed using it to show climate models really have a warming bias which has upset the authors it would seem - but that is what they said in the paper. Its wiggle time it seems and Ben Webster in The Times (Sept 19th 2017) nicely sums some of the issues. He says, 'We were wrong, climate scientists concede'. The world has warmed more slowly than computer models allowed - which are on the hot side.

The Facts

'Climate Change; the Facts' is now available via Amazon and other online book stores. It is edited by Jennifer Marohasy and includes articles by Bjorn Lomberg, Matt Ridley, Peter Ridd, Willie Soon, Ian Plimer, Roy Spencer and Clive James. It has an Australian slant but contributions are from around the English speaking world. It includes an article by Anthony Watts. See for example https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/09/16/now-available-on-amazon-climate-c...

Jennifer Marohasy

Jennifer Marohasy, at www.climatelab.com.au ... says there is evidence to suggest the last 20 years of temperature readings by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, from hundreds of automatic weather stations spread across Australia, may be invalid. Why? Because they have not been recorded consistent with calibration.

Mini Nukes

The Sunday Times reports the go ahead for small nuclear reactors - see https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2017/09/10/go-ahead-for-mini-reactors-as... ... this week we had the Greens shouting about the price of wind energy coming down in comparison with nuclear - given lots of air time in the media. This seems to reflect a lowering of subsidies on wind and a high electricity price won by our terrific politicos for the new nuclear power station at Hinckley Point (if it ever gets built).

Irma

Lots of media buffs are getting really excited about Irma and the prospect of a catastrophic brush with Florida. It's down to CAGW - the oceans are getting warmer leading to more horrific hurricanes. This doom mongering comes on top of Harvey which drenched Houston and the Texas coast with extraordinary torrential rain fall. How to take advantage of weather events to drive an agenda - see https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/09/06/the-most-fantastic-eyewall-video-... ... and do read the comments (or browse them).

Natural global warming

At https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2017/08/22/most-of-the-recent-warming-co... ... Jennifer Marohasy and co-author John Abbot, a computer scientist, have written a number of articles on global warming that are in the pipeline, the first of which has just been published by GeoResJ (presumably an Australian journal). See also https://phys.org/print422691881.html ... and the www.thegwpf.com/most-of-the-recent-warming-could-be-natural/ ... web site. It is pointed out that experiments on the role of co2 have never been undertaken.

Flaws

Sorry about the amount of climate change posts in the last week but here we go again. At https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/08/11/dr-judith-curry-explains-the-real... ... which features Dr Judith Curry in a YouTube interview in which she lays out the many flaws and failures of common climate science and how this highly politicised subject misleads policy makers. It is meant to. On balance, she says, I don't see any particular danger from greenhouse warming as a result of co2.

Modelling Climate

At https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/08/11/when-the-model-models-itself/ ... is an interesting read. A climate scientist on falsifiability (or the lack of it in climate science) said, climate models are carefully developed and evaluated based on their ability to accurately reproduce observed climate trends. This is why climatologists have confidence in them as scientific tools, not because of ideas around falsifiability ...