Climate change news

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.

co2 and plants

A few weeks ago, Weather Eye in The Times of London had a short piece beginning, 'something strange is happening to plants: their leaves seem to be growing thicker. And the cause is increasing amounts of carbon dioxide in the  air.' You may be a keen gardener, or even a farmer or small holder, and you might have noticed this. On the other hand you might not have noticed anything unusual as we are talking about a very thin layer of thickness. Never the less - it is a nice story.

Isle of Man Bird Survey

At www.thegwpf.com/isle-of-man-seabird-populations-plummet-as-wind-farms-ov... ... the Isle of Man wildlife charity Manx Birdlife has reported on a 40 per cent decline in the populations of many sea birds in their region of the Irish Sea. This follows a comprehensive survey that took place over two years.

Miskolczi

At https://rclutz.wordpress.com/2017/05/17/the-curious-case-of-dr-miskolczi/ ... Dr Ferenc Mark Miskolczi was an astrophysicist working for NASA. Part of his job was to analyse radiosonde data and his curiosity led him to find an empirical observation. He published and continues to stand by his findings. However, they did not go down very well with climate scientists (or the bigwigs at NASA). Sceptics were not too impressed either and the major problem is that his writings are very dense and full of mathematics.

Arctic Ice

At https://notrickszone.com/2019/06/04/climate-scientists-astounded-no-arct... ... data issued by the Danish Meteorological Institute shows that Arctic sea ice stopped shrinking 13 years ago, defying predictions made by climate scientists of the alarmist school and their models. Pierre Gosselin says this follows evidence he posted a few days ago that Antarctica's coastal stations showed cooling rather than warming - which was also a surprise to some people (but consistent with what other people have been saying for years).

Urban Heat

At https://notrickszone.com/2019/05/18/royal-meteorological-society-confirm... k/ .... the Royal Meteorological Society has confirmed the urban heat island effect has significantly increased daily minimum temperature in the UK by up to 1.70k. Has global warming finally being brought back to earth we may wonder as that would imply it was all about where instruments are placed. It seems that in cities and towns where buildings act as heat absorbing sinks it takes longer to cool down at night.

Recycling

The European export of plastic consumer waste to developing countries is coming to an end - and no word about it from David Attenbrough or the BBC. The Greens are also keeping their mouths shut in the hope the news won't catch the attention of Joe Public, according to a press release (15th May 2019) from the www.thegwpf.org ... Much of the recycled plastic from Europe ends up in the rivers and oceans of Asia.