Climate change news

Boiling the waters

Two posts at Tall Bloke's talk shop on July 9th 2017. The first one is at https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2017/07/09/the-real-cause-of-climate-cha... ... is by Roger shortly before going on holiday to France. It is a post at http://notrickszone.com/2017/07/08/surprise-2-recent-papers-show-sea-lev... ... which Roger commented on, to the effect he adds that solar magnetic variation on low level cloud cover is missing, the Svenmark effect.

Beefs

All beefs come back to climate change - even when they don't at first appear to have a connection. At www.21stcenturysciencetech.com/Articles_2011/Fall-2011/Carbonate_Solutio... ... the issue, or the big beef, is how dangerous is radiation. In a nutshell, levels of radiation differ. What level is tolerable and what level is intolerable. This is an interesting debate as at www.spaceweather.com students in the US have been conducting experiments with baloons that rise into the upper atmosphere to measure radiation levels.

Yes Prime Minister

Yes, Prime Minister ... upgraded ... go to https://vimeo.com/124391891... and https://vimeo.com/124392955 ...

Renewable Energy

In a week that has seen President Trump take the mickey out of his detractors by saying he was going to array the Mexican border wall with solar panels and then had a blast against wind turbines in a speech in Iowa, claiming they kill over 500,000 birds a year in the US (including raptors such as Golden Eagles and Bald Eagles) we have a couple of critiques of renewable energy from another angle.

Clive James

Clive James, a voice from the past, and still able to spar with the best of them. Here he crosses swords with the CAGW alarmist crowd, admitting that he would never have looked into the issue if he had not been laid up in a sick bed. He would simply have carried on believing what the mainstream media churn out - unthinking. He says that most people have never visited a sceptic blog and do not know the arguments on the other side.

Pieres and Habibullo

At http://principia-scientific.org/mini-ice-age-stay-says-astrophysicist/ ... Piers Corbyn, brother of Jeremy the Labour Party leader, is undoubtedly many measure more clever than his erstwhile politician sibling, described here as an astrophysicist. In a brush with a Lib Dem politician, the latter was left bemused, commenting 'what a strange man ...' which may be due to the shock of having the Lib Dem fantasy over global warming pulled to shreds by a bloke that becomes irate very quickly.

Tales of ...

At http://climatechangedispatch.com/youre-calling-me-anti-science/ ... is a post by a solar scientist who says that alarmists would call him anti-science as he doesn't believe co2 is the driver of recent warming - but claims a more active sun was responsible. He made the point that it is precisely because he is a scientist that he is a sceptic of CAGW alarmism. He adds that what concerns him is that members of the general public seem to have no understanding of the core issues being debated and yet heatedly support climate change against deniers such as himself.

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 ...