Climate change news

Serious Flaws

At https://notrickszone.com/2019/09/14/scientists-confession-climate-models... ... Japanese MIT climate scientist has written a book. Dr Mototaka Nakamura received his doctorate at MIT and worked at NASA. The title of his book - 'Confessions of a climate scientist: the global warming hypothesis is an uproven hypothesis'. As a teenager he seems to have become concerned about catastrophic global warming due to increasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

co2 and climate

At https://notrickszone.com/2019/09/05/new-papers-ex-noaa-climatologist-and... ... two new additions to the steadily increasing evidence that co2 plays a minimal role in climate change. A former NOAA climate scientist (a meteorologist to be exact) published his article in Environmental Earth Sciences journal and detailed a lack of causal relationship between co2 concentration change and earth's temperature.

The Reef

At https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2019/08/26/giant-pumice-raft-from-underw... ... is it Armageddon? A giant raft of pumice from an undersea volcano is heading in the direction of the Great Barrier Reef. Indeed, it is being said that the pumice will not damage the reef but will cause it to prosper. This comes on the heels of a post by Jennifer Marohasy at her blog where she has recently participated in an underwater investigation of the reef and found it thriving - in the main.

7 new papers

At https://notrickszone.com/2019/09/02/settled-science-7-new-papers-show-re... ... some seven new papers show regional temperatures were between 2 and 6 degrees C warmer than today - 'during the last glacial' i.e. duyring the last Ice Age. So, how cold was the last Ice Age? Forget the projected co2 concentrations highlighted by the blog author (he is a climate change sceptic) as these are discerned from ice cores (which are assumed to be small snatches of ancient climate, in miniscule proportions).

Indoctrination

The SEPP newsletter of August 17th 2019 - see www.sepp.org - focusses on Nir Shaviv, a solar physicist in Israel. He has conducted a couple of interviews for the media which were subsequently disappeared. The interviews were not at his request but were initiated by interested reporters who obviously thought all angles of a subject should be explored and not just the one so called consensus theory. The first interview was axed by the editor and was never printed but the second one, interestingly, was written up and then pulled - which is how the matter came to public attention.

Digging a Hole

At https://phys.org/news/2019-08-heavyweight-candidate-dark.html ... according to current theory a quarter of the universe is composed of dark matter - sitting in the shadows. Its presence is determined by gravitational pull. What dark matter is made of is a complete mystery. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics have come up with a new theory - the existence of a hypothetical particle, gravitinos. Its existence follows on from a theory that seeks to explain the spectrum of quarks and leptons in the standard model of particle physics.

Jet Stream Antics

At https://phys.org/news/2019-08-jet-stream-aircraft-turbulence-climate.html ... climate change is according to a new study having an impact on the jet stream. Mind you, our August weather patterns seem to confirm this as it is wet in the UK and Ireland at the moment (and across a band of northern Europe). However, in the study in Nature (Aug 2019) the jet stream is said to be 15 per cent more skewed. In other words, it is further south than it was in the 1990s nd 2000s.

Plankton and Climate

At https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2019/07/ancient-plankton-hel... ... it seems that co2 levels of 400 parts per million are not unprecedented as the same thing occurred during the Pliocene (without the benefit of coal fired power stations or fossil fuel transport). The Pliocene is dated between 2 and 5 million years ago but that was not always the case. When Agassiz came up with the theory of glacial advance an accommodation for the subsequent Ice Ages was required. The geological age of the Pleistocene came into being.

Smoke and Bombs

At https://cosmosmagazine.com/earth-sciences/wildfire-smoke-supports-nuclea... ... we learn that scientists studying wildfire triggered thunderstorms have confirmed an important element of a nuclear winter theory as championed by Carl Sagan back in the 1980s. This was a big deal at the time and all part of the alarmism that surrounded a 'nuclear missile exchange' - a pre-climate change version of the end of the world. Using Carl Sagan's name in the press release may serve to date the teens of the author as the idea of a nuclear winter goes back before him. I think.

Success! We Have ...

Success! We have just decarbonised a large part of Britain's national grid. This was a comment at https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2019/08/09/black-friday-did-wind-farm-fa... ... the electricity blackout last week came as wind speeds increased to gale force in some places, becoming so strong they seem to have tripped a large offshore wind farm to shut down - and its back up gas generated power station was on idling mode and unable to instantly supply the necessary power. Indeed, the gas plant seems also to have failed in some manner.