Climate change news

Bluebells and Garlic Mustard

This sounds very much like a regurgitation of a post from a couple of years ago - a bit of botanical doom mongering by the alarmists. At https://phys.org/print405944353.html ... a study in Global Change Biology (which sounds very much like an environmentalists bean feast sort of magazine) has come out with the same old (same old) witterings of the past decade or so - plants are flowering earlier because it is getting warmer (and this just must be detrimental to life on the planet and we are all going to die).

More Fake News

Continuing the theme of today, Wikipedia having the hubris to accuse another fake news outlet of ... faking the news, we have another example (sure to drive Guardian readers bonkers) at the Daily Telegraph 7th February edition (but behind a pay wall so there is not a link). It has had the temerity to post an article on the CAGW extravaganza which describes it in lurid terms, 'a hot mess of politics and big money'. Seems like the swamp is being drained quicker than anyone thought.

co2 and sea levels

At http://notrickszone.com/2017/02/06/35-scientific-papers-global-sea-level... ... in this post the blog author seeks to show rising co2 levels will not cause glaciers to melt and therefore sea levels to rise. Unfortunately, he doesn't tell us much about falling sea levels - only the ones that rise long before humans began industrialising. The assumption is that the earth system was the same in the past as it s nowadays - which may be a major impediment to the point he is making.

1930s Ice Cores

At http://notrickszone.com/2017/02/02/could-a-new-global-temperature-recons... ... which poses an unusual question - are ice cores useful in reconstructing 20th century temperature? I've always imagined it takes quite a few years for snow to compress into ice and become thin enough to create an ice core. Pierre Gosselin appears to be serious as he says ice cores show temperature in the 1930s was warmer than they were in the 1990s and 2000s.

Nickers in a Twist

Scientists sometimes don't do humour. Or at least the author of an article at 'The Conversation' displays a lack of humour - see https://phys.org/print405073075.html ... but does display a witless superiority complex when discussing a rather excruciatingly ludicrous claim that a rogue asteroid is on course to crash into the earth. I suppose it makes them feel good to quote conspiracy theories and then accuse the lower orders of being mentally unable to grasp the reality of real science.

homogenisation

Homogenisation of temperature data is a sore point with climate sceptics as it air brushes out the warmth of the 1930s and the 1870s. In other words, the warmest decades of the 60 to 70 year solar cycle do not show up as they should. Philip Lloyd, writing at https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/01/28/homogenization-of-temperature-dat... ...

Dansgaard-Oeschger

At https://phys.org/print404556950.html ... Dansgaard-Oeschger events are sudden and dramatic episodes of warming that litter the last Ice Age period. They are thought to be associated with natural instabilities, or tipping points in climate change rhetoric. This is mostly because any other explanation seems to be less likely.

Lopsided Heads

Some upside down thinking at Scientific American - the result of a CAGW driven editorial agenda. Why is China dominating the global manufacture of solar panels? See https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-china-is-dominating-the-s... ... which concludes the Chinese are good guys and are coming round to the CAGW point of view - in spite of the fact they are still building large numbers of coal fired power stations. It all sounds a bit like their adherence to the ozone hole a few years ago.

Arctic Ice

   At http://siberiantimes.com/other/others/news/n0847-icebreakers-make-histor... ... which is of course a giggle at the CAGW crowd that have been gloating about warm Arctic seas and melting ice as the El Nino inspired warm water reaches the far north (before the heat is dissipated into space at the pole).

Green Hypocrisy

I don't really need to say anything on this one as the action is so blatant - a manipulation of regulation to allow Green business to make a small fortune (and at the same time subsidise Green NGOs at the expense of wildlife and nature). The environmental movement has indeed split into factions. One group, the minority, put wildlife first. The second group put making money first. The story is at http://notrickszone.com/2017/01/18/german-greens-move-to-water-down-natu... ...