Climate change news

Biosphere issues ... a never ending sink of bad news

NASA satellite data has been used in a study to assess vegetation growth and crop potential across the world - big brother is watching you (and especially those nasty farmers). The piece can be seen at www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2012-346&cid=release_2012-346 and is the result of Josh Fisher looking at 19 years of data from NASA and government agency NOAA. It plots where sparse nutrients occur, mainly a lack of nitrogen or phosphorus, which reduces productivity and crop potential, as well as natural vegetation growth and well being.

Climate Science in the future

Climate science is increasingly looking at the Sun, the solar wind, and influence of the planets - see http://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2012/10/30/rapid-progress-for-the-solar-p... ... even levels of ozone at the Poles is thought to have a connection with the Sun and the solar wind as they impinge on the earth system - see www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S136468261200140X

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.