Climate change news

Mincing with Birds

At https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2020/08/26/black-turbine-blade-can-cut-b... ... for years wind turbine operators denied their contraptions kill any birds. They even employ people to go round each day and pick up the corpses in order to hoodwink the general public. The Royal Society for the Preservation of Birds hid their heads under the table cloth for years and have only recently mentioned the subject, as the evidence on the internet had become too great to shout down.

Greenhouse Science

Coming back down to earth we have the August newsletter from www.sepp.org ... which is a review of what happened in July on the climate war frontier. This begins with another dose of Lindzen's paper concerning what we know, what we might suspect, and what is known as incorrect about climate change. The greenhouse effect, temperature trends, climate models, ocean chemistry, and sea level rise. Later, the newsletter turns to a review of the work of William van Wjyngaarden and William Happer which also concerns the greenhouse effect.

Upside Down Data

A few years ago we had an example of a Finnish lake sediment database used upside down in order to demonstrate the idea of global warming. The so called hockey stick used another trick with temperature data. Now, it seems, we have another example - see www.wattsupwiththat.com/2020/08/12/mcintyre-on-kaufman-et-al-2020/ ... its a short piece but has lots of comments. Only a few are worth reading. It refers to an Antarctic temperature reconstruction that demonstrably differs from previous offerings - sticking out, as they say, like a sore thumb. Bound to arouse investigation. And it did.

Science and the Press

An interesting riposte by an Australian geologist of note, Ian Plimer, to climate alarmist reporters who took exception to an article of his in The Australian (which is in the Murdoch stable and out of reach of their tentacles). However, that didn't stop them trying to take a high moral path, with typicle puffed up arrogance. The Press Council in Australia, not your garden variety of ordinary journalist but one charged with having some common sense as it is supposed to be able to pontificate on complaints it receives from the public.

Homeric Minimum

The Homeric Minimum is a postulated solar minimum event dated between 2800 and 2550 years ago, an inordinately long  time for the sun to remain quiet. See www.thegrandsolarminimum.com/homeric-minimum/ ... a period of low solar activity is hypthesized in a period of time which Velikovsky was to locate his series of fly bys by an errant planet.

The Roman Warm Period

Benny Peiser's newsletter on 24th July 2020 has the following post - https://www.thegwpf.com/roman-warm-period-was-2c-warmer-than-today-new-s... ... which is telling us all something that was very well known 50 years ago, let alone in more recent research. See for example page 156-8 of HH Lamb, 'Climate, History and the Modern World', Routledge:1982 and HH Lamb, 'Climate: Present, Past and Future' (1972). One is left a bit flummoxed when they suggest this is something new, or are they saying something slightly different to earlier researchers.

Auntie Antics

Here we have a graphic illustration of how the BBC does climate science. We've endured their political shenanigans over Covid 19 and the pure theatre of their opposition to Brexit but surely their incessant bigging up of climate doomsterism is the ultimate in self indulgence. The full weight of BBC propaganda is all too obvious but this story takes the biscuit. A dunking biscuit. It seems Willie Soon got a missive by an editor of an upcoming programme on BBC television - where the outcome has been decided before it starts.

Amazing Grace

Aamzing grace saves a wretch. I have seen the light and changed my mind. See for example https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/06/30/amazing-grace-saves-a-wretch/ ... which is about someone changing their mind. Not just somebody but an environmentalist, Jim Steele. He has been a sceptic for a while. Recently, he had a heart attack and this is his response.

Data tampering

This is a major accusation - NASA GISS alter temperature data. Well, they do that by claiming to bring old data in line with modern data, but is it illegal. I would not have thought so. Is it corrupt. Well, depends what side you are on I suppose. The alleged crime is that they have changed cooling to warming in a quite blatant manner. We might ask, if so how are they getting away with it? All is revealed at https://notrickszone.com/2020/06/23/systemic-data-tampering-nasa-giss-al... ... which comes with comments (but just a few).

Natural Gas

At https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2020/04/20/methane-forms-under-space-con... ... methane forms under space conditions simulated in a laboratory in Leiden University (the Netherlands). Methane is the main ingredient of natural gas - which is often located alongside oil within the crust of the earth. Methane is also one of the simplest hydrocarbons. It consists of one carbon atom with four hydrogen atoms. On earth humans create methane gas in landfill sites. This is burnt off. You can actually see the flames (controlled) if you drive past a landfill site at night.