Climate change news

Ruminations

At http://notrickszone.com/2018/12/03/new-research-methane-emissions-from-l... ... methane emissions from livestock have no detectable effect on the climate - according to a study by Albrecht Glatzle, author of over 100 scientific papers and clearly irritated by nonsense from the alarmists. He adds, the warming potential of greenhouse gases has been exaggerated.

Space Weather

Interesting post with links at https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2018/12/04/space-weather-may-predict-fut... ... space weather may be used to predict future climate change. Historical space weather may help climate scientists predict future events and atmospheric cycles - from the University of Warwick. They discovered a repeatable pattern in the way space weather activity alters over each solar cycle. Although the claim they discovered this is untrue as sceptic science has been promulgating such ideas for a couple of decades - beating their heads against the wall of the consensus.

Wood Pellets

This is one of those things where you just have to wonder where they are coming from - and quite how their brains work. It seems the Green Blob have been embarrassed about the amount of co2 involved in bulk carriers bringing wood pellets from Carolina to power stations such as Drax in Yorkshire - and are aimlessly swinging their arms (and their mouths) in several different directions. Earlier in the week there was a report that people were seriously trying to make the bulk carriers (and all shipping) less co2 dependent, even to the really weird idea of bringing back sails.

Dyaks

At https://phys.org/print461583534.html ... the Antarctic Circumpolar Current helps keep the southern continent frozen we are told. It is the strongest ocean current on the planet - stretching from the surface all the way down to the sea bed and entirely encircling Antarctica. It does however have a major bottleneck where it has to funnel its water between the West Antarctic peninsular and Tierra del Fuego.

Cobalt

So much of CAGW hype is hot air and pointless waffle. The idea we are going to switch to electric cars is one of the biggest of the lot. Any so called boom in electric car use is fantasy as it would require more cobalt than is currently available. Cobalt is essential for the production of lithium ion batteries. If there was a claimed uptick in demand and then market forces would come into operation and the price of the limited cobalt would rocket. The uptick is projected to occur as early as 2020 so we don't have long to wait - and that is without the rare earth minerals.

Volcanic co2

This story popped up at https://climatechangedispatch.com/massive-volcano-emissions-warming/ ... which was then picked up at https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2018/11/07/discovery-of-massive-volcanic... ... which claims previous measurements show that sub glacial volcanoes have been greatly underestimated in climate model, and by CAGW adherents in general, as a source of carbon dioxide emissions.

Living in a Flat Earth

This is the title of an interesting post by climate scientists Tim Ball at https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/11/04/most-people-live-in-a-flat-earth-... ... most people live in a flat earth and struggle to visualise climate and a three dimensional atmosphere. John Dee, science advisor to Elizabeth I, gave Francis Drake sailing and scientific instructions on his voyage to find a northern passage. One of those instructions was to accurately determine the longitude of the west coast of North America.

9000 years of sun spot data

At https://principia-scientific.org/arctic-antarctic-sea-ice-now-at-histori... ... this is in reference to the Holocene as a whole. Apparently, scientists are discovering via biomarker proxies that modern sea ice changes are not as doom laden as we have been led to believe. There has been more and extensive sea ice extremes in both the Arctic and Antarctic in the last four decades than has been detected over the last 10,000 years.

IPCC Report Again

At https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/10/14/ipcc-achieves-net-zero-credibility/ ... is a guest essay by Barry Brill. We are told that between 2032 and 2050 there will be species extinctions, weather extremes, and food shortages etc (more of the same old CAGW doom mongering). The good news is we have another twelve years before the crunch. In other words, the disciples of CAGW have pushed back the date - after their previous dates for the end of the world proved to be too optimistic (having passed by without incident).

IPCC Report, cost

At https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2018/10/11/ipcc-sr15-report-lacks-cost-b... ... the 2018 IPCC Report lacks cost analysis according to Bjorn Lomborg. He says the costs involved are not worth it - a theme he has repeated endlessly for several years.