Climate change news

Better Models

At https://phys.org/print413431868.html ... Sent in by William. Yakov Ben-Haim, a professor of mechanical engineering in Haifa, has investigated what he calls an 'innovative dilemma' - a model that is innovative by including new concepts may come up with results more likely to be prone to error than a standard state of the art model. There is a tendency to add more and more information as it is gleaned to models used right across the disciplines from engineering to economics and climate change. Not all progress is an actual improvement.

Glyphosate

Climate Change is not the only subject that is hyperventilated by activists - herbicides and pesticides are often the target of NGOs and the Green Blob. For example, they have a habit of ignoring squirrels and magpies whenever the question of a decline in songbirds comes up. It is always blamed on farmers using pesticides - and they then claim farmers should be more organic. Farmers have been growing food for the last six or seven thousand years in Britain and Ireland - why do environmentalists think they know better?

Mathematics

The Institute of Mathematicians publication, Mathematics Today, volume 53:2 (April 2007) has a couple of interesting pieces (www.ima.org.uk - where there is a link to most of the current crop of stories, from cheese rolling to Vulcan bombers. We have a piece on mathematician Katherine Johnson.s role in the first manned flight by NASA (made into a film with Taranji P Henson playing her ole and Kevin Costner that of John Glenn). On page 50 we have 'A Doctor Writes ...

ITCZ Shifting

At https://phys.org/print412240216.html ... it seems HH Lamb is haunting climate science again. At this link we are told the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) can shift, and has done throughout history. The ITCZ is a band of tropical rain. It changes its position in response to the path of the Sun, following its zenith. This determines wet and dry periods in the tropics and sub tropics over the full year. It also affects the monsoon rains over SE Asia and central America.

Paul Homewood

Paul Homewood is the guy that authors https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.wordpress.com/2017/04/23/glacial-advance... age/ ... for example. In this post he relies heavily on HH Lamb's book, 'Climate, History, and the Modern World'  which says that sea level has increased since the 19th century as a result of melting glaciers. However, we also known that the same glaciers were growing rapidly during the Little Ice Age period, so we can say that 20th century sea level rise is a natural process.

Poley Bears

Poley Bears is more cuddly than your average polar bears which aren't averse to hunting humans when they feel peckish. A new post at https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/04/23/sea-ice-off-newfoundland-thickest... ... is a guest post by Dr Susan Crockford, a polar bear scientist. It is almost word for word for the same story at https://polarbearscience.com and is written by the same author. She has consistently claimed that polar bears are not under threat and their numbers are in fact increasing.

Warming Standstill

At http://notrickszone.com/2017/04/22/believe-it-global-warming-hiatus-real... ... so, the future is oriental. Western climate scientists are too firmly wedded to the theory of global warming and cannot accept that warming is at a standstill - and their models are wrong. The Chinese and Japanese on the other hand, are in reality gear, taking the path of observation over models, and they have now confirmed the hiatus in global warming is still a fact of life in spite of attempts in the West to use the recent El Nino event to resuscitate their models.

Dirty Renewables

We've endured months of alarmism about dirty diesel fuel poisoning children living in big cities like London and Birmingham but now another dirty secret has been outed - biofuels are even worse. At http://notrickszone.com/2017/04/21/45068#shash.yyYtltQb.dpbs ... a new paper on the subject has been published - and it hits right at the heart of the Green Blob. Not only are biofuels responsible for destroying the Indonesia rain forest (and decimating its wildlife) the fuel that palm oil is used in is more toxic than diesel.

How to concoct a false narrative

At http://notrickszone.com/2017/04/06/scientists-reveal-how-man-made-global... created-via-data-manipulation-dismissing-the-sun/ ... the headline to this blog post is - scientists reveal how man made global warming is created via data manipulation and by dismissing the sun from their models.

Little Ice Age ping pong

At last, a study that recognises that low sun spot numbers are not entirely the whole story when it comes to the Little Ice Age - see https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/04/04/rethinking-the-little-ice-age/ ... Professor Mike Lockwood from Reading University has published a paper in Astronomy and Geophysics which says the overall shift in climate temperature were quite small. These are average temperatures. Hence, although sometimes it was bitterly cold other times it was fairly warm.