Climate change news

Follow the Dosh

This story was big on the blogosphere a year or so ago but it seems a Telegraph 'investigative' journalist has caught up with reality and cottoned on that big money lies at the root of AGW propaganda. See http://bishophill.squarespace.com/blog/2011/04/23/digging-into-the-globe... (and the comments are really worth reading - very illuminating) and the same story but with less genteel charm is up at http://eureferendum.blogspot.com/2011/04/hail-msm.html which is hard hitting and from a hack of many years experience.

Oil Leaks

Oil leaks into the oceans all the time - naturally. Pierre Gosselin at http://notrickszone.com a German blog, asks 'Where is the Oil? Deepwater Horizon one year later' - it seems bacteria have been feasting on the crude. The day before, April 21st, he has a spat about the five worst environmental disasters that never actually happened - in spite of the hype of doomsayers of the day. This makes you wonder about the hysteria generated over Deepwater Horizon, which had an air of irrationality inherent within the doomsayings of the day.

The Ozone Hole - an early manifestation of Global Warming doomsaying?

The environmentalists extravaganza over the so-called ozone hole in the 1970s and 1980s led to the banning of an efficient refrigerant that was replaced by an inefficient one - and millions of pounds of western subsidies found their way to countries such as China. For example, CFCs enabled one to locate a freezer in the garage if space was limited but this is not advisable with the new refrigerants hoisted on to the consumer by the green lobbyists. It all went quiet for a number of years as environmentalists switched tune and began the long-winded process of hyping AGW.

Global Warming Models

Some people say that C02 does not cause warming - recent rising temperatures are due to natural factors such as solar cycles. Others think there is a lot less global warming than the propaganda proclaims - the data has been massaged  by various means to create an 'illusion' of rising temperatures. Still others accept C02 as a greenhouse gas and that as such it warms the planet - but the models labour under a false assumption and that is the idea of feedback. C02 causes greater warmth which causes more water to evaporate from the oceans - and adds to the warmth.

A Climate Change Most Foul

At http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/04/09/the-pre-climategate-issue-that-is-... is Anthony Watts take on a piece of McIntyre sleuthing that can be view in full at http://climateaudit.org/2011/04/09/yamal-and-hide-the-decline/ which is the full disclosure of what was going on behind the scenes to upset the HADCru whistle blower leading up to the Climategate email leak about 18 months ago. In the News was covering the Yamal tree ring story as developed at the time by McIntyre.

Charlatans

Piers Corbyn, on April 5th, said that during the period April 6-9th there was a threat of a major earthquake - and this duly happened, in Mexico. This follows earlier predictions of earthquake activity that came to pass in Japan, Thailand and New Zealand. People are beginning to sit up and notice - especially when he suggests western North America is vulnerable. Corbyn's methodology involves luni-solar cycles, or astrology as AGW alarmists decried after he successfully predicted the blizzards of 2009. Seems there are a lot of charlatans out there.

Arctic Ocean Ponding

At www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/72214/title/Arctic_Ocean_hosts_wierd... which is caused by rivers emptying from Siberia into the Arctic Ocean in combination with the sea ice that accumulates there during the dark winters and large amounts of which melt during the summer months. Hence, the Ocean has pooled, as the saying goes, failing to mix fresh with salty waters from further afield. It is the pattern of circular polar winds that have corralled a huge pond of fresh water within the Beaufort Gyre off northern Canada.

Inuit Oil Barons to be ... cold weather in the 18th century

At www.physorg.com/print221195120.html ... it seems oil geologists are looking seriously at Greenland for untapped reserves of the black sticky substance. As can be expected the environmentalists are not very happy about this - they want oil to run out. Oil extraction is dubbed exploitation of the environment - which says it all. Unfortunately,as far as Greenland is concerned the lobby has soiled the patch. The Inuit do not have fond memories of Greenpeace and their soulmates as they campaigned to stop seal hunting - and Inuit are the major population group of Greenland.

Ozone Hole

The ozone hole above the Arctic has got the doomsayers red around the ears. It is the subject of reports at www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/72206/title/Record_Arctic_ozone_mini... and www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110405102202.htm 'Record depletion of Arctic ozone layer causing increased uv radiation in Scandinavia' and at http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/04/05/arctic-ozone-hole-in-march/ - in the Science News story the hole is actually a thinning - quite different.

Climate papers ... early April

At http://wattsupwiththat.com/2011/04/04/claim-nuclear-tests-stopped-global... - one of the bugbears to global warming theory is the fact the earth cooled from the 1940s to the late 1970s - and here is a paper from the Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics April 2011 that claims it was due to the testing and detonation of nucleur devices in the 1950s and 1960s. When reading claims like these one wonders why they have to scratch the depths - if AGW was taking place it would be self evident without embroiderment.