Climate change news

Climate Fools Day

Piers Corbyn at www.weatheraction.com (news, Oct 27th) is inviting anyone interested to attend the Houses of Parliament on wednesday Oct 31st, at 12.30 for a discussion between 1 and 3pm in the Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, Parliament Buildings (entrance on the embankment) for a meeting open to the public sponsored by Danny Wilson MP and Graham Stringer MP

Tale of a French philosopher

The tale of a French philosopher who got right up the nose of the greenies is at www.afr.com/p/lifestyle/review/scorning_the_propaganda_of_fear_35NPhGM05... and following this we have a take on the noble Donna Laframbois, the Canadian kicker of all things IPCC, mercilessly bringing them to task over the last few years and writing a best seller on the shenanigans behind the scenes.

Nut jobs in white coats

Earlier in the week there was a geoengineering experiment in the Pacific which involved seeding the ocean with iron - now we have something even more remarkable, go to http://notrickszone.com/2012/10/21/insane-nyu-professor-proposes-medical...

A message for Peter

How about this for a big something - go to www.martinfrost.ws/htmlfiles/nov2008/great-storm-1703.html ... is that climate weirding or what?

Windmills ... blowing on the waves

All about windmills at the seaside, turning and not turning - the economics of it, the clueless politicians waffling nonsense whispered in their ears by environmentalist organisations such as WWF, and some idea of the troughers with their snouts gobbling up our monies and energy costs - go to No Tiree Array for enlightenment, www.no-tiree-array.org.uk/?p=3278

For another take on the subject see also http://autonomousmind.wordpress.com/2012/10/19/wind-power-reality-bites-...

Climate scientists seem to think anyone taking Hubert Lamb's extensive work at face value is a flat earther

Climate scientists or their self appointed spokesmen and political close allies have come out with the absolute in arogance - anyone accepting Hubert Lamb's extensive work on climate in the past at face value is the equivalent of a flat earther. This reeks of the Gordon Brown jibe a few years ago, aimed at climate sceptics, and is just as damning - but of who, the target or the accuser? Go to http://climateaudit.org/2012/10/09/the-afterlife-of-ipcc-1990-figure-7-1...

Volcanoes and Cosmic Rays

On a similar theme a post at Tall Bloke's Talkshop - go to http://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2012/10/08/some-volcanoes-are-triggered-b... ... goes back to a 2011 paper at www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1342937X10001966 from the journal Gondwana Research - explores volcanic eruptions triggered by cosmic rays - sounds all a bit like Piers Corbyn. Basically, the Japanese authors examined eleven volcanic eruptions in Japan over 300 years and found nine of the eleven occurred during solar minimums.

CFCs and Global Warming ... it's fridge gases not co2 gas

This is one of those papers where you don't know whether to take it seriously or tongue in cheek. At http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/10/08/a-paper-unifying-cosmic-ray-intera... ... there is a good read, mainly based on the news release and abstract, followed by a flurry of comments, themselves having the odd link to other papers which are likewise of interest.

All smiles in China

At http://phys.org/print267377704.html ... the bankrupt EU is to payroll super economy China - and a picture shows them smiling, and no wonder. The great and the good are so desperate to keep the co2 gravy train rolling, and the emissions trading market in particular, they are willing to rob EU taxpayers down to their last pfennig (or whatever the Euro little bits are known by), filling their deep pockets even as the Greeks pick around on rubbish tips. How is this all going to end?

Summer and Winter - swinging back and forth, and the hockey stick bash

A paper at http://arxiv.org/pdf/1204.5445v1.pdf ... appears to have used the swing between summer and winter to come up with the idead major changes were likely to take place as a result of low sea ice levels in 2007 (data from 2012 is too recent to be included) - see http://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/livina-lenton-consenseless-con... as post to Tall Bloke by Paul Vaughn. The latter comments, 'the lesson here for students is that rote application of statistical computing in the total absence of basic common sense can lead to epic misinterpretation.