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The political superstorm that devastated New York
WUWT, 29th December 2012
Sandy was merely the latest “confluence” (tropical storm, northeaster and full-moon high tide) to blast the New York-New Jersey area. It was never a matter of if, but only of when, such a storm would hit. [...]

If Sandy had been a category 3 hurricane like its 1938 ancestor, the devastation would have been of biblical proportions – as winds, waves and surges slammed into expensive homes, businesses and high-rises, and roared up waterways rendered progressively narrower by hundreds of construction projects.

Lower Manhattan has doubled in width over the centuries. World Trade Center construction alone contributed 1.2 million cubic yards to build Battery Park City, narrowing the Hudson River by another 700 feet. The East River has likewise been hemmed in, while other water channels have been completely filled. Buildings, malls and raised roadways constructed on former potato fields, forests, grasslands and marshlands have further constricted passageways for storm surges and runoff.

As a result, storms like Sandy or the Long Island Express send monstrous volumes of water up ever more confined corridors. With nowhere else to go, the surges rise higher, travel faster and pack more power. It's elementary physics – which governors, mayors, planners and developers ignore at their peril.

This is just a nice summary of facts re superstorm Sandy and a reminder of some basic physics.... Thus, the author takes the opportunity to slap "Mayor Bloomberg, Governor Cuomo and other politicos" around the head for policies that pack more and more people into a densely populated area with very narrow corridors that in a high storm surge scenario channel water to make even more devastating disasters... the mentality is described as 'madness on steroids'. As usual, many of the comments here are thoughtful and informed... This one made me laugh:
polistra says:
December 29, 2012 at 2:30 pm

It's always about status. High-status people always get what they want, and low-status people always have to pay for it. Takers and makers, though not in the way the high-status people use those words.

High-status people enjoy living on beaches for some reason that I can't begin to comprehend. What's so special about sand? If you want sand in your yard, you can live on high ground and put sand in your yard.

But then I'm a low-status person and can't hope to understand the superior ways of superior people. So I'm going to pay for the high-status people to rebuild their billion-dollar McMansions over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over. I'm not allowed to say that flood plains are places where floods happen.
What can you say to that? Also:
John West says: December 29, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Found this interesting, worth reading the article:
“The Seven Rules of Bureaucracy”
by Loyd S. Pettegrew and Carol A. Vance
Rules of Bureaucracy
Rule #1: Maintain the problem at all costs! The problem is the basis of power, perks, privileges, and security.
Rule #2: Use crisis and perceived crisis to increase your power and control.
Rule 2a. Force 11th-hour decisions, threaten the loss of options and opportunities, and limit the opposition's opportunity to review and critique.
Rule #3: If there are not enough crises, manufacture them, even from nature, where none exist.
Rule #4: Control the flow and release of information while feigning openness.
Rule 4a: Deny, delay, obfuscate, spin, and lie.
Rule #5: Maximize public-relations exposure by creating a cover story that appeals to the universal need to help people.
Rule #6: Create vested support groups by distributing concentrated benefits and/or entitlements to these special interests, while distributing the costs broadly to one's political opponents.
Rule #7: Demonize the truth tellers who have the temerity to say, “The emperor has no clothes.”

This is a nice summary....

Sandy Tops List of 2012 Extreme Weather & Climate Events
Climate Central, 28th December 2012
From unprecedented heat waves that shattered "Dust Bowl" era records from the 1930s, to Hurricane Sandy, which devastated coastal New Jersey and New York, 2012 was the year Mother Nature had it out for the U.S. No country on Earth rivaled the U.S. in 2012 in terms of extreme weather and climate events, as one rare episode after another rocked the country.

Many served to highlight the growing role that global warming may be playing in tipping the odds in favor of high-impact weather events.

I am wondering whether the issue is not just about record breaking events but just more extreme weather....
  • Top Ten U.S. Weather Events of 2012
    Weather Underground, 21st December 2012
    It was another year of incredible weather extremes unparalleled in American history during 2012. Eleven billion-dollar weather disasters hit the U.S., a figure exceeded only by the fourteen such disasters during the equally insane weather year of 2011. I present for you now the top ten weather stories of 2012, chosen for their meteorological significance and human and economic impact.

    Summary: 1) Superstorm Sandy, 2) Warmest Year on Record, 3) The Great Drought of 2012, 4) Wildfire Season of 2012, 5) March 2 - 3 Tornado Outbreak, 6) June 29 Multi-State Derecho, 7) Hurricane Isaac, 8) The Non-Winter of 2011-2012, 9) April 30 - May 1 Severe Weather Outbreak [Ohio Tornadoes], 10) Late-Spring Freeze: Northeast/Midwest +++ Honorable Mentions

Dana Nuccitelli's holiday trick for sobering up quick: put a little less rum in your egg nog
WUWT, 28th December 2012
When he argues that a reduction in forcing will cause cooling Dana Nuccitelli is not actually talking about drinking. He is talking about the solar forcing of global temperature, but the drinking analogy is a handy way to understand where his argument goes off the rails.

Mr. Nuccitelli, who blogs for the consensus-approved Skeptical Science website, was writing about Henrik Svensmark's GCR-cloud theory of indirect solar forcing, where Galactic Cosmic Rays are hypothesized to seed cloud formation. If Svensmark is right then a strong solar wind, by deflecting some GCR from reaching the earth, in-effect blows some of the clouds away, letting more sunlight through to warm the planet's surface.

Quite amusing and informative but tough if you are not familiar with some real climate science. My interest is the existence of the mysterious forcing mechanism that influences global temperatures... Some climate scientists have found a surprising link with Earth's magnetic field and the quickly accelerating North magnetic pole it's not just about cosmic rays and cloud cover.... Some of the comments here look like long extracts from research papers....

University of Graz Responds to Parncutt's calls for death penalty for “deniers”
WUWT, 27th December 2012
I [am] writing to you in protest of the remarks made by Richard Parncutt. While the university has done the right thing by removing these remarks from their website, that is hardly strong enough action. I'm sure you need no reminder that advocating for forced “re-education” and death penalties for one's beliefs carries with it the stench of barbarism from history's darkest chapters. I am not one of those who “deny” the science of global warming, in fact the opposite. But having studied the science closely, I've also concluded that many of the draconian measures proposed to mitigate global warming would themselves cause more harm than good. As a single example, we are already converting crops into bio-fuels, in essence burning the food while millions around the world are starving. Are the deaths of those people similarly on Richard Parncutt's conscious? By his own standard, should he not be punished in the precise same manner he proposes to punish others?

The issues regarding climate science are many and complex. They deserve to be debated publicly. Indeed, it is crucial that they be debated publicly that facts, logic and science may prevail over politics, rhetoric, and in the case of those such as Richard Parncutt, hate speech reminiscent of last centuries darkest horrors.

The university owes the world not simply an apology for what appeared on their web site, but a strong and unequivocal statement denouncing this blatant attempt to silence the debate by threat of violence. – David M. Hoffer

The latest death threat for those who refuse to believe the climate fairy tales....

Weather goes haywire over Europe: scientists baffled by erratic swings of jet stream
Extinction Protocol, 25th December 2012
CLIMATE – From deadly cold in Russia, floods in Britain and balmy conditions that have residents in southwest France rummaging for their bathing suits, the weather has gone haywire across Europe in the days leading up to Christmas. The mercury in Moscow has fallen to minus 25 degrees Celsius (minus 13 degrees Fahrenheit) – unseasonably cold in a country where such chills don't normally arrive until January or February. The cold has claimed 90 lives in Russia since mid-December and 83 in Ukraine, with eastern Eurasia in the grips of an unusually icy month that has seen temperatures drop to as low as minus 50 degrees C in eastern Siberia. Another 57 people have died from the cold in Poland this month, and officials say the icy front is probably “the most severe of the last 70 years,” according to Regis Crepet, a forecaster with Meteo-Consult. While the former Eastern bloc shivers and Britain fights severe flooding after heavy rains, holiday-makers and residents in the south of France and in Italy have dug out their shorts and swimwear to welcome an unexpected blast of beach weather. [...] “The question: Is the waviness and the unusual configuration of the jet stream the result of climate change? We don't know. The models are probably not quite good enough to tell us,” said Palmer, though there was “some evidence” this may be the case.

Unstable sea slab near Barrier Reef could cause monster tsunami in north Queensland
Extinction Protocol, 21st December 2012
AUSTRALIA – An enormous slab of sea floor is in the early stages of collapse off north Queensland, and could generate a tsunami when it finally breaks off, researchers warn. The one cubic kilometer slab – dubbed the Noggin Block – is the remains of an ancient underwater landslide, and sits perched on the edge of the continental shelf. Researchers discovered it while mapping the sea floor around the Great Barrier Reef. James Cook University marine biologist Robin Beaman says the slab will eventually break away from the Great Barrier Reef and when that happens it could generate a huge tsunami.

We have a continuation of the reports coming from geoscientists listing areas of the planet that could generate a natural mega-disaster. The comment here is interesting:
John says:
December 21, 2012 at 3:47 pm
"There was an excellent Australian movie released in 1977 called “The Last Wave”. It examined Aboriginal prophecy that predicted a giant wave would eventually destroy the coast of the continent.

More bad news for alarmists – no trend in global hurricane landfalls
WUWT, 17th December 2012
Below is the dataset from 1970 first presented in our paper, updated with 2011 and 2012 included. In short, 2012 is just about an average year with 14 total landfalls (15.4 is average) of which 4 (initially, but could change, 4.6 is the average) characterized as major. [...]

Anyone who'd like to argue that the world is experiencing a “new normal” with respect to tropical cyclones is simply mistaken. Over the past 4 years, the world is actually in the midst of a very low period in tropical cyclone landfalls – at least as measured over the past 43 years.

I will persist with WUWT reports because we get data and intelligent comments from people who understand climate science and the pitfalls of 'statistics'.... You know the maxim, there are lies, damn lies and then there are statistics... Personally, I want to understand the justification for why there is a new panic about "extreme weather" and if it is related to space weather... I actually watched the end of a documentary on TV about extreme weather and it talked about superstorm Sandy... What I noticed was a weak admission that there is an issue due to extra energy in the atmosphere... Anthony Watts and climate realists think this is a new form of the old climate scaremongering but I don't agree... If the new panic is really about Earth's weakening magnetic field and a magnetosphere that has recently starting to act like a sieve then the original CO2-is-causing-global-warming argument might be a millstone that world controllers have created for their own necks.... especially when there is no warming but big massive electrical currents (NASA's magnetic flux tubes) are coming in from space and interfering with the jet streams etc etc and the world's weather systems become even more unpredictable.... not necessarily pure chaos, just not as expected... Anyway, I noted the following comment from where the 2nd image icon originates:
azleader says: December 17, 2012 at 10:57 am

I don't want to rain on anybody's parade, but…

That link is to a line graph of Pielke's data above I made with Excel, including 2011 and 2012. It plots only the number of “Intense” hurricanes (Cat 3,4 and 5) by year since 1970. Then I added the linear trend line in red.

As you can easily see, there is a linear increase in the number of “intense” hurricanes over time just like that AGW alarmists say.

The reason for the trend is that 2004-2008 had lots and lots of intense hurricanes. Though it is true that intense hurricanes are down over the last 4 years, the bottom line is that, in general, the alarmists are right on this one.
There is a lot of discussion concerning azleader's post... The scientists who organised the 2011 geocatacyclsm world conference are already convinced and they have distinctly different hurricane graph. The graph for numbers of North Atlantic tropical storms between 1925 and 2007 link has a cut-off at 2005 and that is a bit naughty because hurricanes numbers dropped off just as quickly and apparently, we are in a hurricane drought of the most intense category 3,4 and 5s... At the moment, I will say the jury is still out.... We are now waiting for official reports about Superstorm Sandy because hurricane metrics were blown up as meteorologists say they have never seen anything like Sandy before...IF Sandy is indicative that we will see strange weather anomalies, then there is no point trying to talk about trends... the past cannot be used to predict with accuracy what will happen in the future...

New Report: 'Extreme Weather Report 2012': 'Latest peer-reviewed studies, data & analyses undermine claims that current weather is 'unprecedented' or a 'new normal'
Climate Depot's New 35-Page Report: 'Current weather is neither historically unprecedented, nor unusual' -- 'Extreme weather events are ever present, and there is no evidence of systematic increases'
Presented at UN Climate Conference in Doha, Qatar on Dec. 6, 2012
Climate Depot, 6th December 2012
The man-made global warming movement has officially shifted from runaway global warming fears over to extreme weather fears. This strategic shift has been in the works for years as global average temperatures have stalled by up to 16 years. First there was a transition from “global warming” to “climate change” and now to “global climate disruption.” Some have suggested “global weirding” others have suggested a “new normal.”

At the opening of the 18 annual United Nations climate summit being held in Doha, Qatar, UN climate chief Christiana Figueres, urged governments around the world to “do something about” extreme weather. “We have had severe climate and weather events all over the world and everyone is beginning to understand that is exactly the future we are going to be looking about if they don't do something about it,” Figueres explained at the opening of the annual UN climate summit.

In June of this year, Democrat Rep. Henry Waxman (Ca) blamed CO2 for wildfires in Colorado and floods in Florida. “It's time to stop denying science. Extreme events like the wildfires in Colorado and the floods in Florida are going to get worse unless Republican-controlled Congress changes course soon,” Waxman explained.

Global warming proponents claimed that 2012 was a 'new normal' in climate with “unprecedented” weather events. Former Vice President Al Gore summed up this view when he wrote: “Every night on the news now, practically, is like a nature hike through the book of Revelations. [...]

In 2012, some climate campaigners are warning the global warming activists to lay off extreme weather claims. See: Keith Kloor: 'Extreme weather and disasters has become crack cocaine to the climate community. Many of them are now hooked': 'And they come crashing down once the heat breaks and global warming disappears from the headlines' [...] Even religious leaders have recognized the scientific transition to paganism. See: Catholic Cardinal George Pell in 2006: 'In the past, pagans sacrificed animals and even humans in vain attempts to placate capricious and cruel gods. Today they demand a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions'

Another amusing report from Marc Morano at Climate Depot. However, I have my reservations because it seems most US based climate 'realists' are using weather records for the United States and extrapolating that to represent the whole world... Whatever, little known research indicates Earth's magnetic field is a major indicator of processes that change our global weather, cause extreme weather events, drive global temperatures, and provide the prognosis for more mega-earthquakes and volcanoes erupting galore... Long term, the continuation of low solar activity means a new mini-ice age is inevitable.... Hence, due to cosmic factors that includes solar magnetism and known variations associated with Earth's magnetic field, the conclusions of the major Geocataclysm 211 conference is an important milestone in understanding what is really happening on this planet. Unfortunately, due to complexity, world controllers and many climate scientists agreed to dumb this all down and blame global warming (climate change, climate change disruption, global weirding, extreme weather etc) on human behaviour causing a rise in CO2 to obtain a mandate for more control over humanity's future. This then resulted in an unexpected fight because a few honest climate scientists and campaigners refuse to accept the poor science... On this blog, I have insisted that global warming is the cover for cosmic climate change but due to a domino effect identifying each factor like solar magnetism, the interplanetary magnetic field, Earth's magnetic field, the Earth's jet streams etc is hard work, but I am now stating that evolving people need to be able to accept and understand some complexity...

A problem: nearly one third of CO2 emissions occured since 1998, and it hasn't warmed
WUWT News, 6th December 2012
But one-third of all human emissions of CO2 have occurred since 1998. And temperatures haven't budged as a result.

This does not 'disprove' global warming–at all. I still believe that temperatures will climb this century, mostly as a result of the brute force effect of the 3,000 quads of energy we will burn every year starting in 2075–the reason I started this weblog. [...]

Those who think that there isn't much of an additional effect (that sensitivity of the atmosphere is low) have been chuckling very publicly because temperatures haven't risen very much (if at all) since the big El Nino year of 1998. This is not hugely surprising, as the shape of the data is uneven, a sawtooth with ups and downs that can last a decade or longer. But it is happening at an inconvenient time politically for those who are worried that sensitivity is high. They are trying to get the world to prepare for warming of 4.5C or higher, without much success.

This is a guest post by Tom Fuller, who describes himself as a Luke Warmer and I think it is a nice presentation of the data concerning the rise in CO2 and the belief that it will cause global warming. The only problem is that there does not seem to be any solid cause and effect to support the hypothesis. I am actually quite stunned by the weakness of the argument used in this presentation and so are others.
Stephen Singer says: December 6, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Looks to me like the next third runs from about 1972 t0 1997, so 2/3 since just 1972. We should have fried by now if the active hypothesis were true.

Catcracking says: December 6, 2012 at 9:15 pm

As an engineer, I would think one would pause to rethink a hypothesis when the response is flat for fifteen years while the level of the stimulus is dramatically increased. An open minded engineer or scientist not married to his/her theories would look elsewhere for a valid relationship. Maybe there is something wrong with the “physics” after all.
There are some real gems in the comments here with interesting links to more interesting links... The most revelatory is the correlation between global temperatures and the geomagnetic Aa index....

A carbon tax is climatically useless
WUWT News, 3rd December 2012
How Much U.S.-Side Global Warming?

Lest alarmists protest, let's work through the numbers to see just how much “global warming” is being caused by U.S. economic activity.

In other words, how much of the IPCC's projected 1.1°C to 6.4°C of warming will the U.S. be responsible for in the next century? The answer is about 0.08°C of the low end estimate and about 0.35°C of the high end estimate (according to an IPCC-like analysis*). Using the IPCC's mid-range scenario, carbon dioxide emissions from the U.S. contribute about 0.19°C of the total 2.96°C global temperature rise.

Yep, that is it. For all the incessant talk as to how the highly consumptive U.S. lifestyle–from SUVs, to air conditioners, to big screen TVs and huge portion sizes–is leading climate catastrophe, the sum total of our contribution to “global warming” this century will amount to the neighborhood of about 0.2°C. Not five degrees. Not two degrees. But about two-tenths of a degree Celsius. And even this number may be on the high side if the climate sensitivity is lower than about 3°C (see here for more on recent findings concerning the climate sensitivity).

So all the U.S. carbon dioxide emissions restriction tactics–EPA regulations, cap and trade schemes, carbon taxes, efficiency programs, guilt-inducing ad campaigns, etc.–are aimed at chipping away at this already tiny 0.2°C. Big deal.

I have been saying for quite some time that the removal of CO2 is solely for esoteric reasons but in my next interview with Red Ice Radio (late December 2012), I actually briefly give my reasoning. I think world controllers hoped they could get enough people to believe that CO2 was an evil and then they would be given a mandate to wield more control over humanity via taxation. Presumably, it was hoped that scientists would come up with enough schemes that would work to reduce CO2 emissions. Obviously, this has all failed as there are too many climate scientists with some integrity... Now, it is apparent that Global Warming and the curse of CO2 is a scam and soon the news will break as to what the removal of CO2 is really about.

New paper shows a large increase of solar radiation in Spain since 1985, dwarfs alleged effect of CO2
The Hockey Schtick, 29th November 2012
A paper published today in Global and Planetary Change finds solar radiation at the Earth surface in Spain "shows a significant increase over the 1985-2010 period" of "+3.9 Wm-2 per decade." By way of comparison, the alleged forcing from increased CO2 during the same period was only 0.11 Wm-2 at the Earth surface per decade. The authors attribute the large increase in solar radiation to a "decrease in clouds and/or aerosols." Several other papers have shown a decrease in cloudiness since the 1980's could alone account for all global warming observed since the ice age scare of the 1970's.

I am keeping a note just in case there are more revelations of large increases in solar radiation at Earth's surface from other scientists. Presumably, the dramatic increase in the impact of space weather, but will be associated with the new scientific field of cosmoclimatology. Update: Not even a week later we get an announcement about a dramatic drop in the sperm count of French men by a third between 1989 and 2005.... French sperm count 'falls by a third'. 1989 has always been my marker for when space weather really got ferocious and after 8 years, I don't see any need to change my views at all....

OPEN CLIMATE LETTER TO UN SECRETARY-GENERAL: Current scientific knowledge does not substantiate Ban Ki-Moon assertions on weather and climate, say 125-plus scientists.
Financial Post, 28th November 2012
Policy actions that aim to reduce CO2 emissions are unlikely to influence future climate. Policies need to focus on preparation for, and adaptation to, all dangerous climatic events, however caused

Open Letter to the Secretary-General of the United Nations
H.E. Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General, United Nations
First Avenue and East 44th Street, New York, New York, U.S.A.
November 29, 2012

Mr. Secretary-General:

On November 9 this year you told the General Assembly: “Extreme weather due to climate change is the new normal … Our challenge remains, clear and urgent: to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, to strengthen adaptation to … even larger climate shocks … and to reach a legally binding climate agreement by 2015 … This should be one of the main lessons of Hurricane Sandy.”

See link below for comments.

Another WUWT.TV segment – Engineer and aviation pioneer Burt Rutan on why he doubts global warming
WUWT, 26th November 2012
This aired on WUWT.TV on November 14th in response to Al Gore's “dirty weather report”. Engineer and aviation pioneer Burt Rutan gives his presentation on why he doesn't think global warming/climate change is a problem, by presenting the data that convinced him it is a non-issue from an engineering standpoint. Burt gets a bit fired up in this presentation, saying to me afterwards by email that “it was fun!”.

Global cooling predicted for the next 30 years
Tucson Citizen, 20th November 2012
Dr. Norman Page says that “The earth is entering a cooling phase which is likely to last about 30 years and possibly longer.” See his detailed analysis here.

Page's prediction is based on observation of the geologic record. He notes that there has been no net warming since 1997 even thought carbon dioxide content of the atmosphere has risen 8.5%. Page says that atmospheric temperature is driven by sea surface temperature (SST) which is, itself, solar driven. The oceanic oscillations control the general climate. There is good correlation between solar cycles and SST, but note that because of the enthalpy and thermal inertia of the oceans, there is a 10 – 12 year lag between solar cycle troughs and global SSTs. This lag time definitely establishes cause and effect similar to the lag in carbon dioxide changes following temperature changes in the major glacial cycles as shown in ice cores [..]

Page goes on to say: “The major ice age climate cycles are controlled by the sun – earth orbital eccentricity, and the earth's obliquity and precession. These cycles are approximately 100,000, 41,000 and 21,000 years in length respectively and are well documented in the ice core and geological record. It is useful to keep in mind that the warmest temperatures in the current interglacial occurred about 7500+/- years ago and the general trend is now a cooling towards the next ice age.”

Well, I have been reading an interesting unclassified CIA report, A Study of Climatological Research as it pertains to Intelligence Problems(1974) written at a time when leading climate scientists had all agreed that we were entering a period of detrimental global climatic change and a return to the neo-boreal (1600-1850) with generally cooler temperatures that are very unfavourable for agriculture. The report also cites research that finds Ice Ages are cyclic in nature and consist of an approx. 90,000 year glacial period followed by a relatively brief warming peak of 10,000 to 12,500 years called the interglacial periods with climate change between these periods as "sharp and dramatic". The decline in sunspots and low solar activity in the past decade or so has led many solar scientists to predict dramatic cooling and hence the spectacle of ferocious battles between climate scientists who refuse to accept "global warming" as the excuse to try and modify/geo-engineer the climate. No doubt this report is out of date but it is still a fascinating read... I can only presume this statement is still true: "It is not obvious how the Earth maintains it's energy balance." Well, this is not an isolated article as there are lots and lots of similar reports all poining out exactly the same type of research, but it is a fact there is currently no warming. The study of Cosmoclimatology provides proof that the climate is determined by cosmic factors but there is no proof that removing the rather minor greenhouse gas CO2, will have any impact on the climate despite the concerted effort....

Study: Unexpected microbes fighting harmful greenhouse gas, 21st November 2012
The environment has a more formidable opponent than carbon dioxide. Another greenhouse gas, nitrous oxide, is 300 times more potent and also destroys the ozone layer each time it is released into the atmosphere through agricultural practices, sewage treatment and fossil fuel combustion.

Luckily, nature has a larger army than previously thought combating this greenhouse gas–according to a study by Frank Loeffler, University of Tennessee, Knoxville–Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor's Chair for Microbiology, and his colleagues.

The findings are published in the Nov. 12 edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Scientists have long known about naturally occurring microorganisms called denitrifiers, which fight nitrous oxide by transforming it into harmless nitrogen gas. Loeffler and his team have now discovered that this ability also exists in many other groups of microorganisms, all of which consume nitrous oxide and potentially mitigate emissions.

This report raises several issues... Again, we are told that there is another greenhouse gas that is more potent than CO2 and also scientists do not fully understand enough to have the right to interfere with the fine balance inherent in the Earth's atmosphere and ecosystems.

Myths and Facts about Global Warming
Friends of Science, November 2012
MYTH 1: Global temperatures are rising at a rapid, unprecedented rate.

FACT: The HadCRUT3 surface temperature index shows warming to 1878, cooling to 1911, warming to 1941, cooling to 1964, warming to 1998 and cooling through 2011. The warming rate from 1964 to 1998 was the same as the previous warming from 1911 to 1941. Satellites, weather balloons and ground stations all show cooling since 2001. The mild warming of 0.6 to 0.8 C over the 20th century is well within the natural variations recorded in the last millennium. The ground station network suffers from an uneven distribution across the globe; the stations are preferentially located in growing urban and industrial areas ("heat islands"), which show substantially higher readings than adjacent rural areas ("land use effects"). Two science teams have shown that correcting the surface temperature record for the effects of urban development would reduce the warming trend over land from 1980 by half.

There has been no catastrophic warming recorded. [...]

MYTH 6: The UN proved that man–made CO2 causes global warming.

FACT: In a 1996 report by the UN on global warming, two statements were deleted from the final draft. Here they are: 1) “None of the studies cited above has shown clear evidence that we can attribute the observed climate changes to increases in greenhouse gases.” 2) “No study to date has positively attributed all or part of the climate change to man–made causes”

To the present day there is still no scientific proof that man-made CO2 causes significant global warming.

MYTH 7: CO2 is a pollutant.

FACT: This is absolutely not true. Nitrogen forms 80% of our atmosphere. We could not live in 100% nitrogen either. Carbon dioxide is no more a pollutant than nitrogen is. CO2 is essential to life on earth. It is necessary for plant growth since increased CO2 intake as a result of increased atmospheric concentration causes many trees and other plants to grow more vigorously. Unfortunately, the Canadian Government has included CO2 with a number of truly toxic and noxious substances listed by the Environmental Protection Act, only as their means to politically control it.

MYTH 8: Global warming will cause more storms and other weather extremes.

FACT: There is no scientific or statistical evidence whatsoever that supports such claims on a global scale. Regional variations may occur. Growing insurance and infrastructure repair costs, particularly in coastal areas, are sometimes claimed to be the result of increasing frequency and severity of storms, whereas in reality they are a function of increasing population density, escalating development value, and ever more media reporting.

See comments at WUWT, Myths and Facts about Global Warming

Al Gore's USTREAM viewership is as inflated as his 'science'
WUWT, 19th November 2012
Last week on November 14th and 15th, former vice president Al Gore's Climate Reality Project let loose with another “24 hours of Climate Reality” in a global TV webcast hosted on USTREAM. The emphasis this year was in trying to make connections between energy use and weather events with the theme being “dirty energy=dirty weather”.

While there's probably a dirty joke in there somewhere, Gore as usual took anecdotal events such as hurricane Sandy and tried to connect weather and climate with leaps of scientific certitude such as “In fact, all weather events are now effected by global warming pollution.” in a recent Guardian interview. Just a few years ago, attempts to connect weather and climate were laughed at by the global warming crowd and they used the oft repeated maxim “weather is not climate”.

I sometimes wonder who is Al Gore's scientific adviser, because the man appears to be very obtuse, it must be hard work trying to teach.... Global Warming Pollution? Superstorm Sandy was a very unusual event in fact NOAA officials stated: “We've never seen anything like it.” Superstorm Sandy was different because there was a direct input of jet stream energy from the upper atmosphere and energy in the upper atmosphere is directly powered by energy in space. NASA explains the existence of "flux tubes" or magnetic "tornadoes" – twisted bundles of magnetic fields connecting Earth to interplanetary space. Since Earth's magnetic field is now like a sieve according to the European Space Agency, we can expect these unusual 'Frankenstorms' to be extremely powerful if they are being directly powered from interstellar space.... Here is a quote from my e-book The Electrotechnics of the Heavens:
We are not informed exactly just what order of magnitude of amperes are being carried in these “twisted magnetic flux tubes” but the University of Berkely in April, 2009 revealed:
“Earth-bound tornadoes are puny compared to 'space tornadoes,' which span a volume as large as Earth and produce electrical currents exceeding 100,000 amperes, according to new observations by a suite of five NASA space probes.

The probe cluster, called Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms (THEMIS), recorded the extent and power of these electrical funnels as the probes passed through them during their orbit of Earth. Ground measurements showed that the space tornadoes channel the electrical current into the ionosphere to spark bright and colorful auroras on Earth. [...]

Space tornadoes are rotating plasmas of hot, ionized gas flowing at speeds of more than a million miles per hour, far faster than the 200 m.p.h. winds of terrestrial tornadoes, according to Andreas Keiling, a research space physicist at the University of California, Berkeley's Space Sciences Laboratory.

Both terrestrial and space tornadoes consist of funnel-shaped structures. Space tornadoes, however, generate huge amounts of electrical currents inside the funnel. These currents flow along twisted magnetic field lines from space into the ionosphere where they power several processes, most notably bright auroras such as the Northern Lights, Keiling said.
The Electrotechnics of the Heavens [April, 2012]
When Al Gore is talking about "dirty energy" I presume he is being childish like saying rain is bad because he does not have an umbrella and does not like getting wet.... To make sense of this man's ramblings, I propose he is talking about space weather to a dumbed down audience.... quite scary really...
  • Dirty Weather In 1926
    Steven Goddard Blog, 18th November 2012
    Florida was hit by three hurricanes in 1926, killing hundreds of people. One of the storms was a category 4 major hurricane. By contrast, it has now been more than seven years since Florida was hit by a hurricane – the longest such period on record. It has also been more than seven years since the US was hit by a major hurricane.

  • Dirty Weather In 1935:
    Steven Goddard Blog, 18th November 2012
    Florida was hit by a category 5 hurricane on Labor Day, 1935 which killed more than 500 people. The storm surge was 20 feet high & washed an evacuation train out to sea

  • Dirty Weather In 1957
    Steven Goddard Blog, 18th November 2012
    Hurricane Audrey brought 145 MPH winds to Texas and Louisiana and wiped many cities off the map. CO2 was at very safe levels in 1957 – perhaps Al Gore is looking for a repeat performance?

    Please note: The Climate Realists are right that Sandy was not the most powerful storm on record, but they are overlooking the issue that meteorologists refused to 'officially' call Sandy a hurricane when it hit the coast because it was being powered from the jet stream in the upper atmosphere and not 'warm waters'... According to Michio Kaku Sandy was "a new kind of animal", but I personally find it hard to believe that this has never happened before... Maybe, it has, but only recently have we had the satellite technology to track how storms are powered... Anyway there are some old historic pictures here worth looking at... Btw, looking through this blog, Steven Goddard is one tough cookie, see Raising A Generation Of Morons & How To Get A Job At The Huffington Post.

WUWT-TV's answer to Al Gore's 'Dirty Weather Report' is ON THE AIR
WUWT, 14th November 2012
Welcome, for the next 24 hours, WUWT will be bringing you the counterpoint to Al Gore's claim that “dirty energy=dirty weather” which you can watch over here.

I actually like the idea of Climate Reality but NOT Al Gore's Climate Reality.... Dirty Energy = Dirty Weather is so wrong... Space Weather is not bringing "dirty energy" this attitude is too similar to the attitude of the evil Magisterium church as described in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials books but this is not a fictional narrative, see Book Review: His Dark Materials... It's like saying rain is bad just because you don't have an umbrella... WUWT-TV has a great line up of climate skeptics... and recordings will be made available a few days after the broadcast.

Carbon emissions make satellites move faster
It's a non-intuitive consequence of CO2 emissions and climate change.
Ars Technica, 13th November 2012
When you think about CO2 emissions from the use of fossil fuels, you probably think about climate change. Temperature. Maybe precipitation patterns. Storms. But do you think about managing the orbital mechanics of satellites?

As humans, we really only experience the lower atmosphere–the troposphere and stratosphere that extend about 30 miles from the surface. That's where nearly all of the gas in the atmosphere resides, and that's where weather happens. Even Felix Baumgartner, the daredevil skydiver, "only" jumped from the stratosphere. But technically, the atmosphere extends a whole lot higher than that. It's another 150 miles or so before we truly reach interplanetary space. A number of satellites, as well as the International Space Station, are actually whizzing around in a layer of the atmosphere called the thermosphere. [...]

The researchers say that this unexpectedly large increase indicates that more mixing takes place between the thermosphere and the lower atmosphere (where anthropogenic CO2 is accumulating) than we realized. When they increased that vertical mixing in an atmospheric climate model, the behavior of the thermosphere matched the new observations.

This story illustrates some of the non-intuitive consequences of CO2 emissions and climate change. While politicians continue to debate the reality of climate change, the professionals who manage satellites show up to work and get down to the practical details of dealing with that reality. In this case, that means accounting for fine-scale modifications to the motion of satellites and space debris caused by a changing climate system. That will require continued monitoring of thermospheric CO2 to see if the upward trend observed over the past eight years continues smoothly or is altered by vertical mixing behavior or other processes.

I think Carbon emissions is now the cover story for more fundamental changes in the properties of space-time as I have already pointed out recently. But, I have picked up similar stories in the past and commented before I knew about the ESA's Mission Space-Time Explorer and Quantum Equivalence Principle Space Test or STE-QUEST. We also have to take into account the use of climate models that have mostly failed to predict the world's global sea-level temperature and have been denounced by many including the hilarious synopsis, Camille Paglia on “fancy-pants, speculative, climate models” (2007). It is also common knowledge that scientists are being encouraged to blame anything and everything on CO2 and global warming/climate change, see I Was On the Global Warming Gravy Train (2007). In fact this has become such a joke that there are websites that list all the ridiculous claims. At, there are currently 883 past and present claims listed, see A complete list of things caused by global warming.
  • That CO2 is powerful stuff, now causes satellites to be threatened in orbit due to lingering space debris
    WUWT, 12th November 2012
    The researchers report evidence that COv(2) levels are increasing faster than expected in the upper atmosphere, which seems to be cooling and contracting at a pace that current models have not predicted. Reduction in atmospheric drag brought on by the resulting decrease in density could keep space junk in orbit longer, creating more congestion by orbital debris.

    The WUWT crowd are extremely skeptical here.... Please note,
    Michael Moon says:
    “Instead, the gas absorbs heat from its surroundings and radiates much of it away from Earth.” Professor Wang who taught me Transport of Heat is ROFL. This statement is sense-free. Radiation heats or cools by “FLUX!” Heat cannot be transferred from a cool thing to a hot thing, no way no how. All gases, liquids and solids radiate all the time unless at Absolute Zero. CO2 doesn't do anything different than the rest of the atmosphere. It absorbs some infrared radiated in the 15 micron band, which corresponds to -4 F, and heats up a little from this. It absorbs and emits photons exactly like the rest of the atmosphere. This guy has a PhD???

    The Gray Monk says:
    Michael Moon – ah, but CO2 transcends the mere Laws of Thermodynamics dontcha know …
    Isn't this exactly what those who think geo-engineering the planet want? Reduced the amount of solar radiation Earth receives to offset the supposed effects of a global increase in temperature... No wonder the crowd here are all laughing...

BREAKING: The 'secret' list of the BBC 28 is now public – let's call it 'TwentyEightGate'
WUWT, 12th November 2012

UPDATES ARE CONTINUOUSLY BEING ADDED at the end of this story. Check below.

WUWT readers may recall this post last week:

The Secret 28 Who Made BBC 'Green' Will Not Be Named

The BBC pits six lawyers against one questioning blogger, Tony Newbery of Harmless Sky, who was making an FOI request for the 28 names. In the process, the judge demonstrates he has partisan views on climate change.

Now, thanks to the Wayback machine and Maurizio Morabito (omnologos) we can now read the list that the BBC fought to keep secret. [Damn those mischevious bloggers ;-) ]

This list has been obtained legally. (link to Wayback document.) My heartiest congratulations to Maurizo for his excellent sleuthing!

UPDATE4: Bishop Hill makes this excerpt from correspondence the “quote of the day”:
We now know that the BBC decided to abandon balance in its coverage of climate on the advice of a small coterie of green activists, including the campaign director of Greenpeace. This shows that the “shoddy journalism” of Newsnight's recent smear was no “lapse” of standards at all. BBC news programs have for years been poorly checked recitations of the work of activists.

The blogosphere is now blowing up with this news... Personally, I think the credibility of the BBC has now been destroyed. Yes, the Saville atrocity and Newsnight allegations are bad, but it is now apparent that a cabal of green activists and journalists that included three scientists and 4 'A' list BBC managers plotted to push a green agenda of BBC 'programming' at the same time that the BBC were using their pension money to invest in green companies... What is worse is the sleaze factor... Those 4 BBC representatives were Peter Rippon, Steve Mitchell, Helen Boaden, George Enwistle, the first three resigned the following a shelved probe into Jimmy Savile's sex abuse and Enwistle (Director General) resigned this week over the false paedophilia accusations against Lord McAlpine.... It now looks like senior people at the BBC might have been trying to use diversionary tactics as clearly their minds were focused on digging themselves out of this 'green pit'... Incredible stuff...
  • 28 Gates Later…the BBC's nightmare gets worse and worse!
    Telegraph Delingpole Blog, 12th November 2012
    [...] The important thing is not to let the scandal lie down and die – as the BBC and its chums at places like the Guardian no doubt hope it will. It can't be said often enough: this is a scandal far more significant than either the Jimmy Savile affair or the Lord McAlpine fiasco. Why? Because those first two were (mostly) cock-ups whereas this one is definitely a cynical and deliberate conspiracy by an institutionally corrupt organisation which has got far too big for its boots.

    Tallbloke sums it up nicely:

    So now the BBC has yet another big problem on its hands. It turns out it has lied to the public who pay for it about the makeup of the group which has determined it's climate reporting policy. This is no small matter considering the billions of pounds involved in the Green energy industry. Additional carbon taxation has directly led to fuel poverty for hundreds of thousands. The excess cold related deaths in the UK have shot up in the last few years. We hear stories of pensioners buying secondhand books by the yard and burning them to keep warm.

    This one should run and run. Well I hope so.

    Exactly, I am pleased that Delingpole sees this exactly the way I do.... Anyway, for those who are new to the issue of why the BBC would choose to promote anthropogenic (manmade) global warming leading to climate change... Our whole world is changing very quickly and world controllers have their own particular agenda to maintain control no matter what.... So, space weather is driving climate change but cosmic factors cannot be regulated... Taking carbon out of the atmosphere is a fix for something far more momentous.... It is not a solution for climate change but it will help line the pockets of those with green interests...

  • Major BBC Investments
    WUWT, 12th November 2012
    BBC Bias
    WUWT, 12th November 2012

  • Here's a BBC scandal that should really make you disgusted
    The Spectator, 17th November 2012

It's a planetary emergency!
WUWT, 10th November 2012
Environmentalist and author Bill McKibben joins Jennifer Granholm in Al Gore's CURRENT TV “The War Room” to talk about the impact that climate change will have during the president's second term and just how much we're affecting our planet. McKibben explains, “If 1 degree melts the Arctic, we're in a world of hurt. This is an emergency now.”

Hmmm.... I used the term "planetary emergency" on this blog in late October and even replied by email to someone in the media a week later using this exact same phrase but I don't recall this term being used elsewhere in the blogosphere or media and this seems to be confirmed by comments at WUWT... So, I do sometimes wonder who is reading this blog... For newbies, Anthony Watts at Watts Up With That? is a mega famous climate realist, who is not denying climate change, the main issue is climate scientists pretending that global warming is caused by us humans but the facts do not support this at all.... The facts suggest there is no warming and Earth's climate is driven by cosmic factors, but regardless, there is real desperation among climate scientists and campaigners to try and convince the general public so that there is some kind of mandate to start risky attempts at geo-engineering the planet.

US military warned to prepare for consequences of climate change
National Academy of Sciences recommends crash course for analysts on preparing for rise in sea level and food shortages
The Guardian, 9th November 2012
The Pentagon was warned on Friday to stand guard against "climate surprises" which could throw off its efforts to secure America's future.

An expert report, prepared for the intelligence community by the National Academy of Sciences, warns that the security establishment is going to have start planning for natural disasters, sea-level rise, drought, epidemics and the other consequences of climate change.

The Pentagon already ranks climate change as a national security threat, putting US troops in danger around the world and adding fuel to existing conflicts. More than 30 US bases are threatened by sea level rise.

The Pentagon are well aware that climate change is a national security threat. In February 2004, The UK Guardian reported: Now the Pentagon tells Bush: climate change will destroy us but few in the general public understand the implications especially now that there is more "honest" talk of "climate surprises"... The previous emphasis on removing CO2 from the atmosphere will not stop superstorms and big geomagnetic storms [no scientific studies that I am aware of] as "climate surprises" are due to the unpredictable nature of high atmospheric energy levels on this planet influencing the occurrence of major geophysical events such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, floods and forest fires etc.

Bloomberg Businessweek: 'It's Global Warming, Stupid'
Think Progress, 1st November 2012

The cover of the year goes to Bloomberg Businessweek, “It's Global Warming, Stupid.”

Bill Clinton famously campaigned on the slogan, “It's the economy, stupid.” Upwards of $50 billion damages from the Frankenstorm Sandy – which was made far more destructive by manmade climate change – underscores the point that it will be increasingly difficult to separate the economy from how we respond to (or fail to respond to) global warming.

The story opens:

Yes, yes, it's unsophisticated to blame any given storm on climate change. Men and women in white lab coats tell us –and they're right–that many factors contribute to each severe weather episode. Climate deniers exploit scientific complexity to avoid any discussion at all.

Clarity, however, is not beyond reach. Hurricane Sandy demands it: At least 40 U.S. deaths. Economic losses expected to climb as high as $50 billion. Eight million homes without power. Hundreds of thousands of people evacuated. More than 15,000 flights grounded. Factories, stores, and hospitals shut. Lower Manhattan dark, silent, and underwater.

The piece goes on to provide much-needed clarity – and our favorite climate metaphor:

An unscientific survey of the social networking liter moodature on Sandy reveals an illuminating tweet (you read that correctly) from Jonathan Foley, director of the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota. On Oct. 29, Foley thumbed thusly: “Would this kind of storm happen without climate change? Yes. Fueled by many factors. Is storm stronger because of climate change? Yes.” Eric Pooley, senior vice president of the Environmental Defense Fund (and former deputy editor of Bloomberg Businessweek), offers a baseball analogy: “We can't say that steroids caused any one home run by Barry Bonds, but steroids sure helped him hit more and hit them farther. Now we have weather on steroids.”

Comment: OK.... From the reports I have read, there are areas that are very quickly descending into chaos in the New York/Eastern seaboard most affected by Hurricane Sandy, but those who are politically savvy and live by the maxim, 'never let a good crisis go to waste' are now exploiting those left in shock and awe by the destruction wrought by Superstorm Sandy. I simply can't keep up with the fight between climate campaigners and climate realists, but as usual I will link to the websites of the real heavyweights who are dealing with this issue. Btw, I do believe that we are facing climate change, but it is being induced by changes in the cosmic environment and not human activity.... (see copious previous comments). Interestingly, the expression weather on steroids is probably very apt...

  • Helping Bloomberg understand 'stupid'
    WUWT, 1st November 2012
    This cover today is making the rounds in the alarmosphere, where a single storm, a single data point in the hundreds of hurricanes that have struck the USA during its history, is now apparently “proof” of global warming causing bad weather. It is just another silly example of Tabloid Climatology™ Hurricane expert Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. says:
    The only accurate part of this Bloomberg BusinessWeek cover is “stupid”
    There, I fixed it for you.

  • Hurricane Sandy's 'Unprecedented' Storm Surge
    WUWT, 1st November 2012
    Funny thing… Hurricane Sandy's unprecedented storm surge was likely surpassed in the New England hurricanes of 1635 and 1638. From 1635 through 1954, New England was hit by at least five hurricanes producing greater than 3 m storm surges in New England. Analysis of sediment cores led to the conclusion “that at least seven hurricanes of intensity sufficient to produce storm surge capable of overtopping the barrier beach (>3 m) at Succotash Marsh have made landfall in southern New England in the past 700 yr.” All seven of those storms occurred prior to 1960.

PICKET: Al Gore blames Hurricane Sandy on 'global warming'
The Washington Times, 30th October 2012
While it did not take long it was expected. Former vice president Al Gore put out a statement on his blog on Tuesday and blamed the intensity of Hurricane Sandy on "global warming pollution."

[...] Scientists tell us that by continually dumping 90 million tons of global warming pollution into the atmosphere every single day, we are altering the environment in which all storms develop. As the oceans and atmosphere continue to warm, storms are becoming more energetic and powerful. Hurricane Sandy, and the Nashville flood, were reminders of just that. Other climate-related catastrophes around the world have carried the same message to hundreds of millions.

Gore concluded at the end of his blog that "dirty energy makes dirty weather.":
Hurricane Sandy is a disturbing sign of things to come. We must heed this warning and act quickly to solve the climate crisis. Dirty energy makes dirty weather.
New York and New England were hit with powerful hurricanes in 1821 and 1938. In 1821, the hurricane was called, The Great September Gale. In 1938, the hurricane, aptly named the Long Island Expressslammed New York and New England with winds of up to 120 MPH. The Berkshire Eagle lists other hurricanes and tropical storms dating back to 1635 that have hit the east coast. 

Is Mr. Gore saying that these massive hurricanes were caused by some form of man-made global warming...really? Please.

Pickett responds to Al Gore and provides a brief history lesson. Well, it is predictable that politicians and climate campaigners will re-start their campaigning with a new vigour but nothing has changed. One bad storm that occurs on a regular basis does not indicate that it has anything to do with climate or humans. However, due to changes in the cosmic environment and the strange activity on our Sun, the evidence is that cosmic factors are responsible for the climate on Earth. There is now about 6 years of references in my News of the Imbalance blog explaining the science and the politics for those who are new to the concept that the new phenomenon of space weather is adding extra energy into the Earth system. See, Best of the Blog: Climate Science, Politics & Climategate, Geoengineering, & Sun Science. Also: Space Weather News & Reports, Daily Space Weather News & Space Weather: Electronics & Electromagnetic Chaos

Global warming stopped 16 years ago, reveals Met Office report quietly released... and here is the chart to prove it
Daily Mail, 13th October 2012
* The figures reveal that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012 there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures

* This means that the 'pause' in global warming has now lasted for about the same time as the previous period when temperatures rose, 1980 to 1996

The world stopped getting warmer almost 16 years ago, according to new data released last week.

The figures, which have triggered debate among climate scientists, reveal that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012, there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures. This means that the 'plateau' or 'pause' in global warming has now lasted for about the same time as the previous period when temperatures rose, 1980 to 1996. Before that, temperatures had been stable or declining for about 40 years.

The new data, compiled from more than 3,000 measuring points on land and sea, was issued quietly on the internet, without any media fanfare, and, until today, it has not been reported. This stands in sharp contrast to the release of the previous figures six months ago, which went only to the end of 2010 – a very warm year.

The Daily Mail seems to be very closely monitoring what is going on in the blogosphere as there are now many climate scientists who have given up trying to go along with the scare that the planet is warming...

Report: Global warming stopped 16 years ago
WUWT, 13th October 2012
There are lots of comments about this here...

New paper finds CO2 rapidly increased during the last ice age
The Hockey Schtick, 27th September 2012
A paper published today in Geophysical Research Letters finds there was an "Abrupt change in atmospheric CO2 during the last ice age" which occurred "rapidly, over less than two centuries. This rise in CO2 was synchronous with, or slightly later than, a rapid increase of Antarctic temperature." The authors also report "carbon cycle modeling doesn't capture all of the processes for CO2 variations." Thus, rapid increases in atmospheric CO2 have been shown to occur naturally due to processes not captured by climate models. In addition, temperature rise during the last ice age was found to be synchronous or leading CO2 rise, implying that temperature controls atmospheric CO2, rather than CO2 controlling temperature.

Solar maximum? Oh, you just missed it
New Scientist, 26th September 2012
WAITING for solar fireworks to reach a grand finale next year? Um, sorry, looks like you already missed them. Structures in the sun's corona indicate that the peak in our star's latest cycle of activity has been and gone, at least in its northern hemisphere.

The southern hemisphere, meanwhile, is on a sluggish rise to solar maximum and may not hit its peak until 2014. This bizarre asymmetry strengthens a theory that has been bubbling among sun watchers for the past few years: our star is headed for hibernation. Having the sun's outbursts turned off for a while would provide a better baseline for studying how they influence Earth's climate. [...]

Based on the movements of this cycle's prominences, Altrock says that an especially weak solar maximum took place in the sun's northern hemisphere around July last year (

Bernhard Fleck, project scientist for NASA's and the European Space Agency's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, calls the paper solid work, but adds that even if we missed the northern maximum, the southern hemisphere is still expected to put on a show.

According to Altrock, the southern prominences are still on the move, but slowly. If they continue at the current rate, he says, the south will not reach its maximum until February 2014.

Sigh.... The military solar scientists were more right about a weak Sun but their opinion was completely ignored by NASA spokesman, solar scientist David Hathaway, who championed a mega solar max in 2012, see archives for more info. There has been a swift response to this from Dr. Leif Svalgaard on the New Scientist solar max story over at WUWT who also made predictions that were more right and of course, Svalgaard et al. were ignored too.

ClimateGate Star Michael Mann Courts Legal Disaster
Forbes, 18th September 2012
The climate crisis parade's leading drum major may have led his band down a dangerous legal road. Claiming exoneration by previous scientific conduct investigations, Dr. Michael Mann, of ClimateGate fame, subsequently filed a libel law suit to defend his professional reputation, and he now threatens to launch another.

This 'Climate Wars' story is still rumbling on in the background... Meanwhile there is more Climate War strife elsewhere:

A Cool-Headed Climate Conversation With Aerospace Legend Burt Rutan
Forbes, 9th September 2012
[...] Although I have no climate science credentials, I do have considerable expertise in processing and presenting data. I have also had extensive opportunities to observe how other people present data and use it to make their points. There is a rampant tendency in any industry where someone is trying to sell something with a bunch of data, where they cherry pick a little bit…bias a little bit. This becomes quite easy when there is an enormous amount of data to cherry pick from.

The first thing that got my attention, a lot of people's attention, was statements that the entire planet is heading towards a future climate catastrophe that is attributable to human carbon dioxide emissions. So I decided to take a look at that and just see if this conclusion was arrived at ethically. [...]

So when I decided to look closely at the anthropogenic [man-made] global warming crisis claims, I avoided focusing on media reports, and instead, went directly to available raw climate data. The intent was to see if that data might just as reasonably be interpreted differently.

Then, what really drew me into the subject, was when I found that I couldn't obtain the raw data that I was looking for. I was shocked to find that there were actually climate scientists who wouldn't share the raw data, but would only share their conclusions in summary graphs that were used to prove their various theories about planet warming. In fact I began to smell something really bad, and the worse that smell got, the deeper I looked. [...]

I even read Al Gore's book, which was very enlightening…but not in a good way. When you look for data to back up his claims, you immediately discover that they are totally unsubstantiated. This was frankly astonishing because analyzing data is something I'm very good at.

Climate sceptics are very impressed with this interview. What I find interesting is Rutan is not frightened to actually read research papers and come up with his own conclusions. We need more intellectuals like Rutan interested in the truth...

Quote of the week – Rutan rocks
WUWT, 11th September 2012

An Engineer's Critique of Global Warming 'Science'
Burt Rutan, 3rd January 2011
This is an excellent 98 page powerpoint presentation... As an aside, also check out Burt Rutan's desert Pyramid house on pg 8 described as the, “Ultimate energy-efficient house” (Pop Sci Nov 1989).

I love the smell of climate desperation in the morning…
WUWT, 6th September 2012
This is quite some headline on E&E's Climatewire this morning. I'd call it “unprecedented”. POLITICS: Obama, in tonight's address, has a chance to show climate change isn't a 'joke' ·

As much as I have respect for climate sceptics who don't believe in catastrophic man-made global warming, I still think we are experiencing climate change. More precisely, SPACE CLIMATE CHANGE in the form of additional energy from space being the driving force changing the climate on Earth. The new science of cosmoclimatology pioneered by Henrik Svensmark and others provides a solid scientific basis. So, I agree with all the scepticism concerning CO2, but we must take into account the dramatic increase in large earthquakes and the number of volcanoes waking up and erupting, (a 25 year earthquake cycle of activity exists, but I think this is above and beyond that...). Even NASA's much discredited climate fanatic, James Hansen clearly provides the science that there is an energy imbalance, but this energy is actually going directly into the planet, it is not doing much in the way of warming the surface and the atmosphere. Furthermore, climate sceptics ignore the issue of why world authorities are desperately spraying up the skies to block out the Sun and why there are so many geoengineering projects already in operation. Since there is very little warming, this cannot be the major concern, rather if we take into account previous epochs of dramatic change, it is the real threat that there will be major changes that will eventually affect every single form of life on the planet.

Obama blasts Republicans for calling climate change a 'hoax' (ClimateWire, 09/07/2012)
EE News, 7th September 2012
President Obama sharply criticized Republican intransigence on climate change last night, rebuking those who disbelieve in man-made carbon effects in an effort to cast a clear choice between him and his opponent, Mitt Romney. His comments mark some of the strongest assertions on climate in the presidential race, coming as the campaigns sprint into the straightaway before November's election. They also may give comfort to his uneasy allies, environmental groups, which were eager to see him respond to a joke Romney made about rising tides last week.

Politically, I think there is a huge problem after the billions of dollars that have been spent on trying to convince people that CO2 is a problem. The public have not been convinced and the problem of space weather changing the climate is now a serious and obvious threat to our modern world. Again, I am reminded by Phillip Pullman's trilogy of books, His Dark Materials and his concept of Dust as consciousness. This is a 'fictional' account of a world very similiar to Earth where world controllers are desperate to stop the children getting their fair share of cosmic dust that enhances their spiritual development. Making a direct comparison, due to high levels of spiritual ignorance , it seems that only a few understand the significance of what is really going on....

New film: The Boy Who Cried Warming
WUWT, 29th August 2012
From the producer:

I wanted to reach out and inform you that the film was recently completed and virtually launched on our website, August 24th, 2012.

Every Global Warming prediction, has proven to be science fiction. Uncover the truth as we expose the shepherds of Climate Change in this new controversial documentary.

I have not watched this yet....

Mann versus Steyn: popcorn time!
Telegraph Delingpole Blog, 27th August 2012
Today I'm launching a fund and I wonder whether anyone would like to contribute. Please, I implore you all, PLEASE chip in to help finance Professor Michael Mann's suit for defamation against sinister, right-wing Canadian climate-change denier Mark Steyn and the fascist-denialist organ for which Steyn writes, National Review Online! [...]

But of all the comedic pleasure this veritable Mickey Mouse among "climatologists" has given us so far, none comes even close to matching the joy and entertainment he will surely give us if he goes ahead with his court action against NRO and Steyn. [...]

Climate Depot has chapter and verse on why Mann doesn't have a case. Mann's lawyer clearly thinks he does. Here is what he said when NRO told him to "get lost." [...]

Regular readers of this column may sense the flaw in this defence. It was the same flaw that resulted in the University of Easy Access (aka University of East Anglia) having a complaint rejected by the Press Complaints Commission regarding certain true words written in this column.

I have not been keeping up with the latest fights between climate realists and deluded scientists trying to pretend that life on this planet is under threat from global warming... Pure bulls#t as most acquainted with the facts will know, but this article explains what happened when a journalist James Delingpole was reported me to the Press Complaints Commission. Well, dear James was totally – exonerated... It's the same reason why nobody ever bothers me because they have to argue with the facts and most people are too lazy to do any work... Most of the time, I wonder what planet some people are living on and so I am grateful that there are a few intelligent people who care enough to realise the facts matter... By the way, for those who don't know, fact is not the same thing as theory. This is a problem when people who are not scientifically trained fail to realise there is a difference.

Climate-Gate Zealot Continues Three-Ring Circus
Investor Business Daily, 23rd August 2012
Climate Fraud: In an attempt to defend his role in the greatest scam of modern times, Climate-gate's poster child threatens to defend his tarnished reputation in court. First, hide the decline, then hide the deceit.

'Get lost" was National Review editor Rich Lowry's appropriate response to a threatened lawsuit by Penn State climate scientist Michael Mann. [...]

Mann was at the heart of the Climate-gate scandal in 2009, when emails were unearthed from Britain's Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia. In one email sent to Mann and others, CRU director Philip Jones speaks of the "trick" of filling in gaps of data in order to hide evidence of temperature decline:

The less than controlled media get the knife out and Mann takes the bait...

The Utter Desperation of Global Warming Liars
Warning Signs, 7th August 2012
The more the public grows skeptical of the global warming hoax, the more desperate the charlatans behind it become.

There is no global warming if by that one means a sudden, dramatic increase in the overall temperature of the Earth. It is not, nor ever was, caused by an increase in carbon dioxide (CO2) in the Earth's atmosphere; currently a miniscule 0.038 percent. Climate science has demonstrated that CO2 increases show up centuries after a major change in the Earth's temperature, not before.

I sometimes wonder why world controllers don't decide to tell the truth that the sudden onset of space weather is really driving climate change on Earth. But the problem there is that lying about everything is their modus operandi and it would be too disturbing for them to change now....

New study shows half of the global warming in the USA is artificial
News, 29th July 2012

PRESS RELEASE – U.S. Temperature trends show a spurious doubling due to NOAA station siting problems and post measurement adjustments.

Chico, CA July 29th, 2012 – 12 PM PDT – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A comparison and summary of trends is shown from the paper. Acceptably placed thermometers away from common urban influences read much cooler nationwide:

There are 770+ comments here from people who have been watching and supporting Watts and friends for many years. Watts et al. managed to travel the US and survey and report on the terrible and probably deliberate mismanagement of NOAA surface stations that are one of the main metrics used to gauge the temperature changes in the United States. As the background story reveals, this is a ground breaking paper by climate "truthers".... All I can say is congratulations again to Anthony Watts & friends who deserves somekind of special reward. See Best of the Blog archive for 'How Not To Measure Temperature'

New paper on the quality of USHCN station siting
WUWT, 27th July 2012

Backstory on the new surfacestations paper
WUWT, 29th July 2012

Medieval Warm Period found in 120 proxies. Plus Roman era was similar to early 20th Century
JoNova, 20th July 2012
Two major proxy studies, larger than ever, were released in April and June 2012. They show that the Medieval Warm Period (MWP) existed, and was similar to current temperatures. These comprehensive studies suggest current temperatures are not unusual, and that itself is not all that surprising – I've mentioned before how there are hundreds of proxy studies showing it was as warm or warmer back then. (CO2science has been documenting them.) But these studies are worth a mention because they are so large.

Climate models cannot explain what caused the warming 1000 years ago, nor the cooling 300 years ago, so they can't rule out the same factors aren't changing the climate today (though they claim they can). If climate models can't explain the past, they can't predict the future.

Jo Nova has produced another good article summarising the findings of climate science studies concerning the reconstruction of the climate over the last 2000 years. It really makes you wonder about the mentality of climate scientists trying to irradicate the Medieval Warm Period (MWP) despite all the hundreds of proxy studies showing it was as warm or warmer during the 9th to 11th centuries. Prominent climate scientists desperately tried to support the notion that the Earth has never been this warm, but this is complete rubbish when we consider the evidence that covers the billions of years that the Earth has existed... Obviously, the climate science cabal that included Mann et al. thought they could achieve anything they wanted through corrupted databases, fraudulent statistics and 'useful' anomalies.... BUT, it is only because some people believe that science is a search for truth and understanding that we are not all duped by lying fraudsters acting to pursue an agenda for those who have no interest in allowing the populace to know the truth.

That Scientific Global Warming Consensus...Not!
Forbes, 17th July 2012
"So where did that famous “consensus” claim that “98% of all scientists believe in global warming” come from? It originated from an endlessly reported 2009 American Geophysical Union (AGU) survey consisting of an intentionally brief two-minute, two question online survey sent to 10,257 earth scientists by two researchers at the University of Illinois. Of the about 3.000 who responded, 82% answered “yes” to the second question, which like the first, most people I know would also have agreed with.

Then of those, only a small subset, just 77 who had been successful in getting more than half of their papers recently accepted by peer-reviewed climate science journals, were considered in their survey statistic. That “98% all scientists” referred to a laughably puny number of 75 of those 77 who answered “yes”."

“Climate Science” in Shambles: Real Scientists Battle UN Agenda
The New American, 13th July 2012
It is the best of times, it is the worst of times – for science. Over the past several years, the world has been spectator to an alarming meltdown as one serious scandal after another has publicly exposed many of the world's most prestigious scientific organizations, institutions, and publications as being captives of rigid ideologues who employ rigged computer models, fraudulent “evidence,” censorship, and intimidation to advance a radical “green” political agenda and to squelch genuine scientific inquiry and debate.

Some of the preeminent scientists involved in promoting global-warming alarmism have been disgraced and discredited, after being caught in flagrante in unethical and illegal activities. Even before the 2009 “Climategate” e-mail scandal, many leading scientists who had earlier been true believers in man-made global warming (anthropogenic global warming, or AGW) had begun jumping ship and joining the AGW skeptic side. Since then, the defections have turned into a veritable flood, making this one of the great untold stories of the major establishment media, which continue to trumpet the alarmist propaganda. [...]

The politicization and corruption of climate science is, perhaps, most clearly evident from the continuing cavalcade of shocking scandals: Climategate, Climate–gate 2.0, Himalayan Glaciergate, Alaskan Glaciergate, Amazongate, Sea Levelgate, Fakegate, Satellitegate, Antarctic Sea Icegate, Hockey Stickgate, Hurricanegate, Surface Weather Stationgate, Russiagate, etc. The Germany-based engineer P. Gosselin has catalogued 129 climate scandals at his website, Fortunately, each of these transgressions against the integrity of science has caused new circles of scientists to become aware of, and outraged by, the chicanery being employed by the political operatives masquerading as scientists.

This article explains that there is a flood of scientists jumping ship and becoming climate science 'heretics'. Here, it is most important to note that these scientists are refusing to cooperate with the notion that man-made carbon dioxide is causing catastrophic global climate change. However, at the same time, there is a growing realisation that climate is directed by the cosmos and a new science of cosmoclimatology is emerging. This means that some believe that we are still likely to experience climate change, as it becomes apparent that there is a major activation of volcanoes in tandem with weak sunspot activity and this might mean we are already on the verge of a mini ice-age. Yet, very few are making a connection with Earth's declining magnetic field and the recent ferocity of a bombardment of cosmic energy that historically has always been associated with energy driven evolutionary change that affects all life on this planet.

Lord Leach of Fairford weighs in on Nature's 'denier' gaffe
WUWT, 20th June 2012

I've still not received any reply from Nature Climate Change editor Rory Howlett to my query about why he allowed the term “deniers” in scientific literature (Bain et al), and neither has Bishop Hill to my knowledge. Lord Leach however, has weighed in, and has sent me his letter for publication here with permission. – Anthony


Dear Dr Howlett,

The use of the term “denier” does your journal a disservice, both for its vagueness and for its insulting overtone.  

What does a “denier” deny? Certainly not Climate Change: nor global warming since records began in the late 19th century: nor the likelihood of human influence on temperatures. What, then?

The desperation to force people to believe in "global warming" makes no sense at all when there has been virtually no change in world surface temperatures in recent decades (but lots of fake data). However, we do know that space climate change is a fact... Here the work of Henrik Svensmark and his cosmoclimatology is a good start in understanding what is really going on and due to one of many knock on effects, there are lots of volcanoes waking up which will have a major impact in causing some real climate change. I am also starting to suspect that the real issue is carbon coming from space but world controllers have poorly understood what impact this would have on the climate hence rising levels of carbon does not equate to rising surface global temperatures. Whatever, it seems that world controllers were overcome with the need to implement carbon trading which has been a dismal failure, carbon storage looks like another extremely risky venture and some geoengineering experiments have been spectacular failures..... So, with this background of corrupt climate science and general failure, Nature Journal decides to stick the knife once again into the "deniers" based on bogus arguments.... It would make a lot more sense if the truth was told and then there might be a little bit more cooperation from "realists"... P.S. Jo Nova's 'show me the data' letter is hilarious....

Burt Rutan – Human-caused catastrophic global warming a big lie
Ice Age Now, 17th June 2012
"World-famous aircraft designer Burt Rutan finds “deception – even fraud – behind the assertions of global-warming alarmists,” says this article in the Coeur d'Alene Press." [...]

“The 2,500 scientists from IPCC do not support the predictions of catastrophe,” he said. “That is not a consensus at all, and never was.”

“The actual 'consensus' is that nearly all scientists agree that the planet has warmed in the last 50 years and that at least some of that warming was due to human emissions. Only a tiny faction – acting out of greed – showed that the warming was dangerous and that stopping human CO2 emissions was a critical need, he said. Now, after 15 years of no global warming while human CO2 emissions continue to increase, there is no consensus that we risk catastrophe.

A lot of people know this, but it is interesting to know who is prepared to go on record with their beliefs....

James Hansen's climate forecast of 1988: a whopping 150% wrong
WUWT News, 15th June 2012
James Hansen has had a pivotal role in predicting climatic disaster, but he has been proven wrong... This is a technical assessment of just how wrong...

Why climate science is a textbook example of groupthink
WUWT, 30th April 2012
In groupthink, organizations value consensus more than free thought. The emphasis on consensus leads to group polarization, in which a group's positions become more extreme than any individual would come up with. Alarmist climate science is a textbook example of groupthink in action. [...]

There are many possible reasons for this scientific blindness, including sheer financial and career self-interest: scientists who don't accept the alarmist paradigm will lose research grants and career doors will be closed to them. But one psychological diagnosis fits alarmist climate science like a glove: groupthink. With groupthink, we get the best explanation of “how can many, many respected, competitive, independent science folks be so wrong.” [...] The groupthink syndrome
The result is what Janis calls “the groupthink syndrome.” This consists of three main categories of symptoms:

1. Overestimate of the group's power and morality, including “an unquestioned belief in the group's inherent morality, inclining the members to ignore the ethical or moral consequences of their actions.” [emphasis added]

2. Closed-mindedness, including a refusal to consider alternative explanations and stereotyped negative views of those who aren't part of the group's consensus. The group takes on a “win-lose fighting stance” toward alternative views.[5]

3. Pressure toward uniformity, including “a shared illusion of unanimity concerning judgments conforming to the majority view”; “direct pressure on any member who expresses strong arguments against any of the group's stereotypes”; and “the emergence of self-appointed mind-guards … who protect the group from adverse information that might shatter their shared complacency about the effectiveness and morality of their decisions.”[6]

This is an excellent article..... but, despite the intellectual argument here, I still think the reality is that herds of scientists can be lead by the nose by grants. In fact, as one scientist remarked, they are trained like dogs, where grants and 'reputation' represent the 'dog biscuits' and they only get the grant if they behave and conform. That is why truth that threatens the status quo can take many many decades to be accepted. People who don't understand this do not understand how science works and why some of the real pioneers and heroes have an extremely difficult time. However, there are variations as not all countries have the same set of values and there is competition for Nobel Prizes... Btw, scientists are not the only other groups subject to 'groupthink', and for some groups, a better description would be the preference for 'doublethink'....

An introduction to Janis' theory of concurrence-seeking tendencies in group work.
"The term 'groupthink' draws directly from George Orwell's novel 1984, and is a play on Orwell's term doublethink (Sunstien, 2003)."

The World as We Know It Is About to End, Say Some Really Frightened Scientists
Atlantic Wire, 7th June 2012
"A new study by 22 biologists and ecologists has found that environmental changes on our planet are reaching a point of no return that leads to mass extinctions and harms human welfare."
Yes, I agree but it has nothing to do with CO2 or human activity. If climate scientists are not frightened then they are stupid.... Why else would scientists suggest 'crazy' geoengineering ideas to block out the sun and therefore space weather?

Shocker: The Hansen/GISS team paper that says: “we argue that rapid warming in recent decades has been driven mainly by non-CO2 greenhouse gases”
WUWT, 3rd June 2012

No, this isn't a joke, it isn't a fake document, and it isn't a misinterpretation. It is a paper published by Dr. James Hansen (and the GISS team) in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences). In the paper (published in 2000, but long since buried) they make these two bold statements (emphasis mine):

..we argue that rapid warming in recent decades has been driven mainly by non-CO2 greenhouse gases (GHGs), such as chlorofluorocarbons, CH4, and N2O, not by the products of fossil fuel burning, CO2 and aerosols..

If sources of CH4 and O3 precursors were reduced in the future, the change in climate forcing by non-CO2 GHGs in the next 50 years could be near zero. Combined with a reduction of black carbon emissions and plausible success in slowing CO2 emissions, this reduction of non-CO2 GHGs could lead to a decline in the rate of global warming, reducing the danger of dramatic climate change.

Now, we have clear evidence that Hansen was persuaded to change his story and blame CO2 for climate change... This still does not explain whether his climate change activism is real or not... As far as I am concerned, Hansen could be aware of the truth... I have now stumbled across more research papers that talk about SPACE CLIMATE CHANGE and the EVOLUTION of SPACE CLIMATE... Hansen should be aware of these same papers.... John from CA says: "So why would Hansen choose to continue his rant for all these years? Why is he contributing to the creation of a Carbon phobia instead of logical solutions?" My belief is that high amounts of CO2 in the atmosphere will contribute to other problems that are not about changing the climate but will indicate that there has indeed been a major change... My latest discovery on this subject is a stunner and I now realise why there has been such desperation... Maybe there are scientists who realise why CO2 is so problematic, but my latest discovery came from my usual boring habit of reading research papers and then engaging brain... There is a little humour piece here that a few climate scientists will appreciate, see Climatologist; I have a system of undetermined complexity and undetermined composition, floating and spinning in space.

Scientists Of The Russian Academy Of Science: “Global Warming Is Coming To An End – Return To Early 1980s Level”
No Tricks Zone, 21st May 2012

The German langauge Voice of Russia here reports a news item you'll never hear from the mainstream media. Top scientists of Russia's most prestigious academy say global warming is ending.

Here's the Voice of Russia report I've translated in English:

Global warming is coming to an end: In the coming years the temperature over the entire planet will fall and the cooling will provide a character of relief. This is the conclusion reached by Russian scientists from the Physics University of the Russian Academy of Science.$ The process of a general temperature decrease has already begun, according to the research. After having peaked in 2005, the average temperature on Earth is now returning to the level of the 1996-1997 years, 0.3°C lower.

According to the scientists, global temperatures will fall another 0.15°C by 2015, which corresponds to the climate of the early 1980s.”

Wow! More great news that rebut the claims of the climate catastrophe. I'd think the media and western political readers would embrace all this and be relieved.

The persons most relieved to hear this should be the panicky James Hansen and Al Gore. Surely they'll be very happy to hear this news.

Now climate scientists can go back to the old narrative of the early 1980s: global cooling!

Comment: Of course, some scientists are ignoring the slight problem of the data not supporting the global warming/climate change/global climate disruption storyline.... However, nobody is prepared to argue that space climate change or solar climate change is NOT a reality... and is generating many new major issues....

NASA Astronauts Announce Second Letter to NASA at Heartland Conference
Watts Up with That, 22nd May 2012

The Honorable Charles Bolden, Jr.  ?NASA Administrator

NASA Headquarters

Washington, D.C. 20546-0001

Dear Charlie:  

In our letter of March 28, 2012, we, the undersigned, respectfully requested that NASA and the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) refrain from including unproven remarks in public releases and websites.

On April 11th, Dr. Waleed  Abdalati responded, holding that: “As an agency, NASA does not draw conclusions and issue 'claims' about research findings.” 

Eight days later, at a senate hearing, Dr. Abdalati, did just that, concluding that Sea-Level rise within the next 87 years projects within a range of 0.2 meters to 2 meters, with lower ranges less likely while “the highest values are based on warmest of the temperature scenarios commonly considered for the remainder of the 21st century.”

Comment: Dear Charlie..... Get your house in order.... Sorry, I fell about laughing reading the Dear Charlie intro, but seriously, if you in a senior position I would think a little formality is called for.... What's wrong with Dear Charles Bolden.... Please take note: I will ignore any emails that address me as Dear Susie.... LOL! This is hysterical quote from the comments here:
Luther Wu says: May 22, 2012 at 10:00 am

“In God we trust, all others bring data.”
As I have stated before, NASA, you have a problem.... For anyone new to this blog, you will find over and over again I have stated that climate change is the cover story for Space Weather and what scientists are calling 'Space Climate change' or even 'Solar Climate Change'. In reality, the properties of spacetime have changed due to new cosmic conditions and space is far more permeable to energy. Therefore, when we get blasts from the Sun, we are in affect getting planet-sized electrical shocks and that is why NASA headlines in the past have referred to Earth getting 'zapped'. These days due to typical space weather in the form of solar flares and coronal mass ejections, the zapping is getting more and more intense. Obviously, there is a lot more to the story, the whole planet is experiencing energy driven evolutionary change as I have tried to explain in my writings.

Met Office April Forecast: “…drought impacts in the coming months are virtually inevitable.”
WUWT, 30th April 2012
  • 2012 had wettest April for 100 years, Met Office says
    BBC News, 30th April 2012
    It has been the wettest April in the UK for over 100 years, with some areas seeing three times their usual average, figures from the Met Office show.

    Some 121.8mm of rain has fallen, beating the previous record of 120.3mm which was set in 2000.
Now let's have a look at the official Met Office forecast for April, issued on March 23rd, 2012:
Met Office 3-month Outlook
Period: April – June 2012 Issue date: 23.03.12

The forecast for average UK rainfall slightly favours drier than average conditions for April-May-June as a whole, and also slightly favours April being the driest of the 3 months. With this forecast, the water resources situation in southern, eastern and central England is likely to deteriorate further during the April-May-June period. The probability that UK precipitation for April-May-June will fall into the driest of our five categories is 20-25% whilst the probability that it will fall into the wettest of our five categories is 10-15% (the 197-2000 climatological probability for each of these categories is 20%).

Quite possibly the funniest weather/climate photo, evah
WUWT, 1st May 2012
Now that is simply hilarious.....

Climate craziness of the week – global warming blamed for increase In Major League home runs
WUWT, 28th April 2012
“…thinner air” cited by sports broadcaster
This is just seriously amusing...

The intellectual vacuum – alarmists are afraid of debate, they namecall and break laws of reason
Jo Nova, 26th April 2012
I was interested to find this article concerning the "debate" in climate science. I personally believe the only way to understand the fanaticism of alarmists is to realise they have crossed the line into a 'cult' mentality and thus the occurence of distortions, lies, deceit, lack of reason and name-calling. Studying gurus, cults and the culture of cults is a must for anyone interested in seeking truth and how to avoid those who have no interest in any other truth but their own distorted version of reality.

Biodiversity Bombshell: Polar Bears And Penguins Prospering
Forbes, 22nd April 2012
Just last year, the World Wildlife Fund's climate blog headlined that “Polar Bear Population in Canada's Western Hudson Bay Unlikely to Survive Climate Disruption.” But it seems that since then this subpopulation, previously believed to be among the most threatened subpopulations due to global warming, has made a miraculous recovery. According to aerial surveys released by the Government of Nunavat this month, their numbers are at least 66% higher than expected. [...]

Regarding Wilson's predictions, U.K. scientist and professor emeritus of Biogeography at the University of London Philip Stott commented, “The Earth has gone through many periods of major extinctions, some much larger than even being contemplated today.” He went on to say “…the idea that we can keep all species that now exist would be anti-evolutionary, anti-nature and anti the very nature of the Earth in which we live.” [Yes, this applies to humans too...]

Very few people understand that evolutionary change is energy driven. All life on Earth cannot just change without an input of energy from somewhere (basic physics) and since Earth is NOT a closed system, the only way Earth will get New Energy is if it literally arrives from space. Well, energy has been arriving (or blasting the planet, depending on your perspective) in ever increasing amounts. We have now got to the stage where scientists refer to hurricanes in space, this is one of my favourite space weather quotes:
"People tend to think that space is a quiet place with relatively little activity. Over the years, we have come to realize that this is not true."
Miguel Larsen, campaign scientist from Clemson University, S.C
The deliveries of New Energy are also being supported by Earth lowering her shields and that is why the geomagnetic conditions on the planet are regularly unstable with the new phenomena opf spacequakes and the planet ringing like a bell with magnetic energy. Well, there has been rejoicing this week by some concerning the scientific evidence that the climate on Earth is literally driven by the stars, but only a few realise that this also means evolution is driven by the stars too.
  • Spacecraft Sees Solar Storm Engulf Earth
    NASA Science News, 18th August 2011
    August 18, 2011: For the first time, a spacecraft far from Earth has turned and watched a solar storm engulf our planet. The movie, released today during a NASA press conference, has galvanized solar physicists, who say it could lead to important advances in space weather forecasting.

    “The movie sent chills down my spine,” says Craig DeForest of the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado. "It shows a CME swelling into an enormous wall of plasma and then washing over the tiny blue speck of Earth where we live. I felt very small.”

Svensmark's Cosmic Jackpot: “Evidence of nearby supernovae affecting life on Earth”
WUWT, 24th April 2012
Today the Royal Astronomical Society in London publishes (online) Henrik Svensmark's latest paper entitled “Evidence of nearby supernovae affecting life on Earth”. After years of effort Svensmark shows how the variable frequency of stellar explosions not far from our planet has ruled over the changing fortunes of living things throughout the past half billion years. Appearing in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, it's a giant of a paper, with 22 figures, 30 equations and about 15,000 words.

Svensmark has a special place in my heart, he is a TRUE scientist... He has some real gumption to go up against the establishment and beat them at their own game.... A class act... Well, this has given me something to chew on.... I already knew that scientists could link massive evolutionary change with changes in the cosmic environment, now I have a new research paper on supernovae affecting life on Earth that is completely up to date. Well done Henrik Svensmark! I like this comment: "A mark of a good hypothesis is that it looks better and better as time passes." This is the same with the basic premise of my book that Space Weather was the promised arrival of a New Age dominated by aether or space made by genuine modern Mayan Elders.... As time has gone by, validation by the various space agencies has continued to roll in. There are lots of interesting comments here. I note the mention of Betelgeuse which I also thought of as I know a few savants in the metaphysical community are expecting a blast from Betelgeuse coming our way...

Gaia scientist Lovelock: 'I was WRONG and alarmist on climate'
'I swore Earth should be frying by now'
The Register, 24th April 2012
Environmental luminary Dr James Lovelock says he now regrets being "alarmist" about climate predictions.

Speaking to MSNBC, Lovelock admitted spicing up his books with headline-catching doomsday predictions.

In 2006 Dr Lovelock predicted the Earth “would catch a morbid fever” that would destroy six billion people - "the few breeding pairs of people that survive will be in the Arctic where the climate remains tolerable,” he predicted. In 2009, he was telling the Guardian that "we may face planet-wide devastation worse even than unrestricted nuclear war between superpowers".

"I made a mistake," the 92-year-old scientist now says.

Hmmmm... I suppose the original alarmists thought the build up of cosmic energy would fry the planet, but instead we have a problem with an energy build up setting off volcanoes and massive earthquakes which creates a different problem. Some people are being fried, but that can't be helped as they won't have a decent energy field and there is no other kind of mitigation for certain kind of harmful energies. Hence, the talk of evolution and devolution....

BREAKING: James Lovelock backs down on climate alarm
WUWT, 23rd April 2012
Well, the climate surrounding climate change is certainly changing... As far as I am concerned, a lot of the energy hitting this planet is going into waking up the volcanoes and producing more earthquakes, it is most certainly not "warming" the planet despite all the forecasts...

The weatherman caught in a media storm
Rogue forecaster brands Met Office 'lying scum' after spat over his latest apocalyptic warning
The Independent, 21st April 2012
Wow.... and I thought I could be caustic at times..... Obviously, I am no match for Piers

NASA swipes back at former astronauts over climate change
Daily Caller News, 12th April 2012
"NASA is swiping back at a group of nearly 50 of its former scientists and astronauts who wrote to accuse the space agency of advocating the “extreme” position that global warming is the result of man-made carbon dioxide."

In a March 28 letter addressed to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, 49 former employees said the “unbridled advocacy of CO2 being the major cause of climate change is unbecoming of NASA's history of making an objective assessment of all available scientific data prior to making decisions or public statements.”

But NASA responded on Wednesday by saying they don't “draw conclusions and issue 'claims' about research findings.”

I really don't think NASA should be picking a fight with these people, I am sure these people know the whereabouts of some BIG skeletons in some BIG closets if you know what I mean... My advice to NASA is don't provoke them because things could get really nasty... Btw, the NASA poster here The Right Stuff: what the NASA astronauts say about global warming, is a subtle reminder of just how fragile NASA's credibility is...

Heartland Institute Calls on Oxford to Cancel Speech by Admitted Thief Peter Gleick
WUWT, 11th April 2012
The Heartland Institute today called on Oxford University to cancel the April 24 “Oxford Amnesty Lectures” event featuring disgraced climate scientist Dr. Peter H. Gleick, president of the Pacific Institute, who committed theft, fraud, and defamation in the “Fakegate” scandal – all potential crimes and an affront to scientists everywhere.

Gleick is slated to deliver a lecture on “The Human Right to Water” at the prestigious university just weeks after he admitted to stealing the identity of a board member of The Heartland Institute to obtain confidential documents – including personal information of Heartland employees and board members – which he subsequently sent to environmental activists and sympathetic journalists.

The problem is when deceit and lying is deeply embedded with beliefs, hence all the articles that I have blogged about climate scientists who believe lying is OK to further the agenda of everyone agreeing that something has to be done about climate change. Even though it is now quite certain that climate change on Earth is being driven by changes in the cosmic environment. These people are no longer 'real' scientists they are "believers" and therefore can become dangerous and untrustworthy. After my own issues with people claiming to be 'enlightened' and then finding out that they were corrupted and you could trust them as far as I could throw them, which is not very far.... I felt driven to understand my experiences and find out what was really going on. The result is my essay Spiritual Evolution in the Cultic Milieu, which I feel was a milestone for me. I realise that some people are desperate for power and recognition, so the lying and deceitfulness can border on being psychopathic, but their followers are programmed with the same values. It does not matter what is being said verbally, energy and information is transferred at another level and this explains why when someone gets into a position of power the same pattern of behaviour repeats. That is why I think the New Age idea of people transfering 'their' templates is one hell of a bad idea, especially if they have very 'culty' templates. Someone like James Ray, who was purely motivated by power and greed, was happy to tell people he wanted to become a billionaire. There are a few others out there that have dreadful track records and also claim loudly they want to become billionaires. Yet, the treatment of people in their care indicates strongly that these people are psychopaths. What is so frightening is why so many people deliberately overlook the really awful behaviour and somehow get a buzz from being around these people. Personally, I don't get it at all.... even after a good thousand hours of study in the last four years... I don't know all the answers... I have come across a few really nasty people who seem to be compulsive liars one of them was even trying to tell me about spiritual evolution... Some of the things I have experienced I would have never had believed was possible, but I suppose I needed some education...

Hansen and Schmidt of NASA GISS under fire for climate stance: Engineers, scientists, astronauts ask NASA administration to look at empirical evidence rather than climate models
WUWT, 16th April 2012
Looks like another GISS miss, more than a few people are getting fed up with Jim Hansen and Gavin Schmidt and their climate shenanigans. Some very prominent NASA voices speak out in a scathing letter to current NASA administrator Charles Bolden, Jr.. When Chris Kraft, the man who presided over NASA's finest hour, and the engineering miracle of saving Apollo 13 speaks, people listen.

Joint letter to NASA Administrator blasts agency's policy of ignoring empirical evidence

HOUSTON, TX – April 10, 2012.

49 former NASA scientists and astronauts sent a letter to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden last week admonishing the agency for it's role in advocating a high degree of certainty that man-made CO2 is a major cause of climate change while neglecting empirical evidence that calls the theory into question.

Select excerpts from the letter:

  • “The unbridled advocacy of CO2 being the major cause of climate change is unbecoming of NASA's history of making an objective assessment of all available scientific data prior to making decisions or public statements.”
  • “We believe the claims by NASA and GISS, that man-made carbon dioxide is having a catastrophic impact on global climate change are not substantiated.”
  • “We request that NASA refrain from including unproven and unsupported remarks in its future releases and websites on this subject.”

Wow.... I think this is interesting because the people complaining are extremely pro establishment and they are basically saying they have NO FAITH in current climate models that are blatantly wrong.... BUT, I can't imagine these people don't understand what is really going on... Regardless, I think many establishment people are embarrassed by Hansens's behaviour who seems to be acting like he is on a crusade... Personally, I would be interested to know if Hansen really believes that CO2 is causing climate change or whether he just wants some kind of drastic geoengineering solution. I would also like to know whether he realises that this is really about space climate change driving climate change on Earth.... As I have stated before, the reasons for removing CO2 from the atmosphere has NOTHING to do with helping to geoengineer the climate, it is much more esoteric than that...

EcoAlert: Does Cosmic Dust Play a Role in Climate Change?
Daily Galaxy, 3rd April 2012
Although we think of space as being empty, there is more out there than meets the eye – dust, for example, is everywhere. If all the material between the Sun and Jupiter were compressed together it would form a moon 25 km across. Now a new research program will try to see how much of this dust enters the Earth's atmosphere and its impact on climate change. Metals from the cosmic dust play a part in various phenomena that affect our climate. An accurate estimate of dust would also help us understand how particles are transported through different layers of the Earth's atmosphere. Professor John Plane of the University of Leeds will present the Cosmic Dust in the Terrestrial Atmosphere (CODITA) project on Friday 30 March at the National Astronomy meeting in Manchester, England.

CODITA has received a €2.5 million grant from the European Research Council to investigate the dust input over the next 5 years. The international team, led by Plane, is made up of 11 scientists in Leeds and a further 10 research groups in the US and Germany.

How interesting... do you remember the article not so long ago about dust exploding? (see archives...) Well, it is now patently obvious that cosmic dust is causing all the previously extremely 'rare' atmospheric affects that are now appearing on a regular 'weekly' basis, see archives.(I will say I was truly impressed with the orange/pink "bubble rainbow" in the sky seen in Windsor Ontario, Canada in March, and I don't think it should have been just labelled a full rainbow....) Whatever, the estimate for cosmic dust falling on our planet seems far too low... what the hell is a few hundred tonnes of dust? I imagine 40,000 tonnes a day would be noticeable.... see ESA astronomer estimates below... So, far from upsetting the sun as we were told in an ESA press release dated 18 August 2003, ESA sees stardust storms heading for Solar System , where we were told: "Moreover, this influx could increase by as much as ten times until the end of the current solar cycle in 2012", it seems the expected flood is starting to worry a few... Oh well, dust, dust, glorious dust.... surely Philip Pullman was inspired? For those with some time I can recommend an essay re Pullman's 'His Dark Materials' trilogy... Sometimes I am so grateful there are a few real intellects on the planet...

Sun's Flip is Letting the Dust In
Universe Today, August 20, 2003
"The European Space Agency's Ulysses spacecraft has confirmed that the Sun's 11-year cycle that causes it to switch magnetic poles allows interstellar dust to enter our Solar System in greater quantities. The Sun normally puts a protective magnetic bubble around the solar system to push dust around us, but during this pole-switch, the bubble disappears for a little while. Astronomers believe this will increase the amount of material that falls on the Earth to 40,000 tonnes of dust a day – it won't really cause a problem; however, we may be able to see some more faint falling stars. [...] If there is more dust in the Solar System, more of it will fall on Earth also. Scientists estimate that in the coming years, about 40,000 tonnes of dust could fall on Earth every day."

Solar 'climate change' could cause rougher space weather, 2nd April 2012
( -- Recent research shows that the space age has coincided with a period of unusually high solar activity, called a grand maximum. Isotopes in ice sheets and tree rings tell us that this grand solar maximum is one of 24 during the last 9300 years and suggest the high levels of solar magnetic field seen over the space age will reduce in future. This decline will cause a reduction in sunspot numbers and explosive solar events, but those events that do take place could be more damaging. Graduate student Luke Barnard of the University of Reading presented new results on 'solar climate change' in his paper at the National Astronomy Meeting in Manchester.

[...] The main sources of radiation are galactic cosmic rays (GCRs), which are a continuous flow of highly energetic particles from outside our solar system and solar energetic particles (SEPs), which are accelerated to high energies in short bursts by explosive events on the sun. The amount of radiation in the near-Earth environment from these two sources is partly controlled in a complicated way by the strength of the Sun's magnetic field.

There are theoretical predictions supported by observational evidence that a decline in the average strength of the Sun's magnetic field would lead to an increase in the amount of GCRs reaching near-Earth space. Furthermore there are predictions that, although a decline in solar activity would mean less frequent bursts of SEPs, the bursts that do occur would be larger and more harmful.

Currently spacecraft and aircraft are only designed and operated to offer suitable protection from the levels of radiation that have been observed over the course of the space age. A decline in solar activity would result in increased amounts of radiation in near-Earth space and therefore increased risk of harm to spacecraft and aircraft and the astronauts and aircraft crews that operate them. [...]

In presenting his results, Mr. Barnard comments: “Radiation in space can be a serious issue for both people and the delicate electronic systems that society depends on. Our research shows that this problem is likely to get worse over the coming decades – and that engineers will need to work even harder to mitigate its impact.”

NASA have already told us straight that things are expected to get far worse, see It's Official; The New Cosmic Age has arrived!, but few seem to understand the implications. This is especially so as Earth's magnetosphere (magnetic shielding) is 'leaky' and seems to be unstable as it can disappear when space weather gets rough... There is no doubt that there will be an impact on Earth's geomagnetic and atmospheric stability, the impact on our modern technological world and also on humans functioning in a highly unstable geomagnetic and electromagnetic environment.

Solar Storm Dumps Gigawatts into Earth's Upper Atmosphere
NASA Science News, 22nd March 2012

Interesting discussion at WUWT about the real impact of CO2, see Whole lotta watts added to the atmosphere

Lying and deception can be justified, says climate change ethics expert
Bishop Hill, 27th February 2012
James Garvey, a philosopher and the author of The Ethics of Climate Change has written a defence of Peter Gleick at the Guardian:
What Heartland is doing is harmful, because it gets in the way of public consensus and action. Was Gleick right to lie to expose Heartland and maybe stop it from causing further delay to action on climate change? If his lie has good effects overall – if those who take Heartland's money to push scepticism are dismissed as shills, if donors pull funding after being exposed in the press – then perhaps on balance he did the right thing. It could go the other way too – maybe he's undermined confidence in climate scientists. It depends on how this plays out.
It's good to know that environmentalists feel this way about telling the truth. We have had similar insider views on truth-telling from, for example, the Open University's Joe Smith, who reported the decision to issue tactical lies over the nature of the global warming debat.

This entry is for those people who still don't believe the real cause of the billions of dollars spent 'researching' and promoting "global warming" and the need for geoengineering and billions possibly trillions more to be spent on geoengineering. Please consider the message delivered here that some believe it is 'ethical' to lie about the climate and others think 'tactical lying' is justifiable too. As the awareness of space weather spreads, maybe more people will come to the conclusion that the truth is The Powers That Be do not want Joe Public to know what is really happening...

Forecast Earth: Drastic Measures
YouTube, 18th February 2012
I will say that when I started researching my book, I found an article about a solar umbrella and I thought it was a joke.... Apparently some are still very serious... See Best of the blog Geoengineering.

2012 Weblog awards – SKEPTIC CLEAN SWEEP
WUWT, 26th February 2012

Skeptic blogs win every category they were nominated in, a clean sweep.

My sincere thanks to everyone, and especially the moderation team, who works tirelessly to keep a good experience going here. – Anthony

Congratulations to: WUWT, JoNova, Tallbloke & Climate Audit. I am thrilled for Anthony Watts. This is the comment that sums this up for me. Larry Hamlin says: February 26, 2012 at 6:54 pm "Great news for integrity in science versus climate fear deceit and deception."

The Skeptics Case
Ludwig von Mises, 26th February 2012
We check the main predictions of the climate models against the best and latest data. Fortunately the climate models got all their major predictions wrong. Why? Every serious skeptical scientist has been consistently saying essentially the same thing for over 20 years, yet most people have never heard the message. Here it is, put simply enough for any lay reader willing to pay attention. [...]

All the data here is impeccably sourced – satellites, Argo, and weather balloons.[18]

The air and ocean temperature data shows that the climate models overestimate temperature rises. The climate establishment suggest that cooling due to undetected aerosols might be responsible for the failure of the models to date, but this excuse is wearing thin – it continues not to warm as much as they said it would, or in the way they said it would. On the other hand, the rise in air temperature has been greater than the skeptics say could be due to CO2.

The skeptic's excuse is that the rise is mainly due to other forces – and they point out that the world has been in a fairly steady warming trend of 0.5°C per century since 1680 (with alternating ~30 year periods of warming and mild cooling) where as the vast bulk of all human CO2 emissions have been after 1945.

This is a basic summary of the technical reasons why climate skeptics have won the climate wars. This is despite the lack of funding that can be compared to David fighting Goliath.

The Skeptics Case
WUWT, 26th February 2012
This was republished over at WUWT which is a good place to go for comments.

BREAKING: Gleick Confesses
WUWT News, 20th February 2012
UPDATE51: 7:15PM 2/24 According to the San Jose Mercury News, Dr. Gleick has requested a leave of absence from the Pacific Institute – details here

UPDATE50: 5:00PM 2/24 Quote of the week – from Scientific American, a comment on “The Cause” as we saw in CG2 emails

UPDATE49: 3:23PM 2/24 Dr. Judith Curry posts a “bombshell” on her website saying: With virtually no effort on my part (beyond reading an email, cutting and pasting into the blog post), I have uncovered “juicier stuff” about Heartland than anything Gleick uncovered.

We now have a big storm in a big teacup... Yes, I have been missing the Heartland drama over at WUWT, but now that they have found the culprit and it has caused such a furore, I have decided to comment on the deeper significance. Please understand that world controllers are not stupid. They have access to information from a Tier 1 elite of scientists whereas most people only have access to information coming from Tier 2 - 4 and it is vastly inferior. If Tier 2/3 find anything of great importance, they are either invited into Tier 1 or their research is supressed and their funding is cut. Now, world controllers must have known since the 1960s that things were changing in our local stellar environment and plans were made for how they could take advantage of this scenario. Remember knowledge is power and these are people with no ethics. The global warming fantasy and the plans for the removal of carbon dioxide is just a very basic mentality of let's make money and it has failed miserably because too many people refused to cooperate with the nonsense. (Please note: there is a more esoteric reason for removing CO2 from the environment and most people will be shocked when the sky eventually lights up... there will be no hiding the truth then...) Now, the problem is that there is no Plan B, space weather is causing a major headache and so there are 'disaster' plans to geoengineer the planet. It is most likely that someone like Gleick, who is highly educated and not stupid [I have changed my mind, see below] thinks that people must be forced to believe in global warming and forced to pay taxes to enforce geoenginneering to save the planet. However, those interested in reality must translate this as the panic of those who refuse to go with the cosmic flow and instead to prefer maintaining the status quo for the elite. Seriously, these people really think they can battle the cosmos.... This act of deception by Peter Gleick is symptomatic of the desperation that some 'informed' people feel. The whole world's current technological infrastructure is under threat because there is a refusal by world powers to change how we do business on this planet. Currently, any change is in order to maintain the status quo and that is not really good enough. Whether these people realise it or not, cosmic forces are here to inspect, do maintenance and "upgrade" this part of the cosmos, we have to cooperate.

Gleick and America's Dumbest Criminals
Climate Audit, 25th February 2012
"The newest entrant into the hallowed ranks of America's Dumbest Criminals is surely Peter Gleick, MacArthur Genius. Gleick, who fancied himself the scourge of climate skeptics and imagined that Heartland's climate program was funded by fossil fuel corporations and the Koch brothers, managed to trick a Heartland administrator and obtain confidential financial information by fraudulently impersonating a Heartland director. But the actual documents didn't show that Gleick was feared by Heartland. Nor was even he mentioned. Nor did the documents show that Heartland's climate program was funded by fossil fuel corporations or the Koch brothers. So Gleick forged a document placing himself as Heartland's nemesis, garnering the recognition and praise from Andy Revkin and others that he so desired."

Yes, that is right, the moron forged a document and put his own name on it so that he could get some kudos from his friends.... how dumb is that? In the comments, we have a reminder about stupidity here and it is something I think about a lot because I have come across people who are so stupid that the concept of being involved with these people is something that terrifies me...

1st Law: Always and inevitably everyone underestimates the number of stupid individuals in circulation.

2nd Law: The probability that a certain person be stupid is independent of any other characteristic of that person.

3rd Law: A stupid person is a person who caused losses to another person or to a group of persons while himself deriving no gain and even possibly incurring losses.

4th Law: Non-stupid people always underestimate the damaging power of stupid individuals. In particular non-stupid people constantly forget that (at all times and places and under any circumstances) to deal and/or associate with stupid people always turns out to be a costly mistake.

5th Law: A stupid person is the most dangerous type of person.

Basically, this is where I have gone wrong, I have totally underestimated just how stupid some people are. So not recognising stupidity or recognising stupidity and not getting involved also seems to make you stupid too.... you can't win... stupid rules, see previous articles...

Crowdsourced Climate Complexity – Compiling the WUWT Potential Climatic Variables Reference Page
WUWT, 19th February 2012
I have been compiling a summary of all potential climatic variables in order to build a conceptual map of Earth's climate system. The goals of this exercise include; To gain a bigger picture understanding and perspective of Earth's climate system. To demonstrate that Earth's climate system is a ridiculously complex, continually evolving and sometimes chaotic beast, with the plethora of variables, many interdependencies and an array of feedbacks, both positive and negative. To highlight the challenges associated with accurately measuring the current state, modeling it and predicting the trajectory and likely future state of Earth's climate system many decades into the future. To build the WUWT Potential Climatic Variables Reference Page. To lay the conceptual groundwork for the WUWT Primary Climatic Variables Reference Page.

As such, I am pleased to introduce the WUWT Potential Climatic Variables Reference Page.

This is mainly for reference and I suppose I need to go through all the links but I have found 382 on this page and that is a frightening prospect.... The main thing is to point out whether those New Agers who have the nerve to tell people that the Earth will stop rotating and spin the other way, have checked their facts and as you can see, there are a huge number of facts to check... Actually, this listing provides 113 links for the Eart'hs Orbital rotation & Orbital Energy, Orbital Period, Elliptical Orbits (Eccentricity), Tilt (Obliquity) and Wobble (Axial precession); which I suppose is manageable, for those who are prepared to do some work...

Quote of the week – Andrew Bolt nails “Fakegate”
WUWT, 16th February 2012
This short post by Bolt really says it all:
If the sceptics' conspiracy was real, why fake the evidence?

The problem with the great international conspiracy of climate sceptics is that it's so small and innocent that a disappointed warmist who steals documents from the Heartland Institute finds they must fake the main one to get media attention.

Sounds a bit like their tree-ring research.

Yes, I have not missed the mini-drama over at WUWT but I am busy and I treated it as another storm in a teacup. My response is to say; Anthony Watts has my full admiration, repeat: COMPLETE FULL ADMIRATION for his achievements on exposing climate scientists who have been trying to mislead the world about what is happening due to space weather. I have voted again for him to win best science blog... Vote here: link. This is a decent person and I admire all the others scientists interested in the truth too.... Heartland bless you... How's that for a confession.... I laughed at Josh's latest cartoon... here

Declining global average cloud height: “A significant measure of negative feedback to global warming”
WUWT, 9th February 2012
A new paper just published in Geophysical Research Letters by Roger Davies and Mathew Molloy of the University of Auckland finds that over the past decade the global average effective cloud height has declined and that “If sustained, such a decrease would indicate a significant measure of negative cloud feedback to global warming.”

Davies and Molloy are quick to point out that part of the decline from 2000 to 2010 in cloud height is due to the timing and variability of El Niño/La Niña events over the same period, however, there still seems to be evidence that at least part of the decline may remain even when El Niño/La Niña variability is accounted for.

This entry is purely record keeping. I think the scientists are not very sure of what is happening but I am interested just in case this is some evidence that the Earth's atmosphere has actually lowered in recent years. It could also mean variations in cosmic ray types are affecting cloud formation by penetrating to new depths in our atmosphere.

Climate Change: A Very Cloudy Picture
Vimeo/American Geophysical Union, December 2011

'I Feel Duped on Climate Change'
De Spiegel, 8th February 2012
He wants to break a taboo. "The climate catastrophe is not occurring," he writes in his book "Die Kalte Sonne" (The Cold Sun), published by Hoffmann and Campe, which will be in bookstores next week.

He has only given the book to one climatologist, Jochem Marotzke, the director of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg, to read prior to its publication. Marotzke's assessment is clear: Vahrenholt represents the standpoints of climate skeptics. "A number of the hypotheses in the book were refuted long ago," Marotzke claims, but adds, on a self-critical note, that his profession has neglected to explain that global temperatures will not increase uniformly. Instead, says Marotzke, there could also be phases of stagnation and even minor declines in temperature. "This has exposed us to potential criticism," he says.

I wonder how many more scientists are feeling duped... Over at WUWT there is some happiness that a scientist has featured WUWT in a presentation whilst also providing the motto: 'It's the Sun Stupid'. When I published my book it was 'obvious' to me that "global warming" was the cover story for the impact of Space Weather and every single day it is becoming more and more obvious to those who are paying attention, what is driving the panic for geoengineering the whole planet to shield our modern technologcal world from the impact of major solar outbursts and the general cosmic environment. Well, the climate amongst climate scientists has certainly changed in the last 6 years or so...

Interesting presentations from the Nagoya Workshop on the Relationship between Solar Activity and Climate Changes
WUWT, 8th February 2012

Sunday Times: So, Do We Freeze Or Fry?
GWPF, 4th February 2012
Other leading climate scientists have raised similar issues. One is Judith Curry, professor of atmospheric sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She argues that global climate is affected by so many factors, ranging from solar output to volcanic eruptions, that predicting how the world will warm is impossible. Crucially, however, Curry accepts that greenhouse gas emissions are likely to lead to long-term warming. She wrote on her blog: “We don't know what the climate will be for the next several decades. In terms of when global warming will come 'roaring back', it is possible this may not happen for the first half of the 21st century.”
Well, at the moment many people are freezing...

Lord Monckton: Huhne is no loss
WUWT, 3rd February 2012
Today's resignation of Chris Huhne, the UK Minister for Climate Change, offers the prospect of a belated return to sanity at the former Ministry of Agriculture in Whitehall. Huhne now faces prosecution for an alleged attempt to pervert the course of justice by asking his then wife to say that she was driving at the time when one of Britain's thousands of speed cameras caught him going faster than the law allows.

Rock on Lord Monckton! Now this is what I call sheer quality, upper echelons.... Mr Class Act... Being a major force in changing the destiny of the world when the majority are completely oblivious to what is going on... I know the quality exists... I would just like some of it in my own life...

South African weather bill creates a storm of controversy
Proposed law would make unauthorized storm predictions punishable by heavy fines and 10 years in jail. Mother Nature Network, 19th January 2012
A proposed law in South Africa would theoretically punish anyone who makes a prediction about severe weather or air pollution with heavy fines or jail time if they did not first receive written permission from the government-funded South African Weather Service (SAWS).

As written, the South African Weather Service Amendment Bill would affect not just TV weathermen and online weather sites but also community-based weather services. First offenses would be punished with a fine or up to 5 million rand (about $630,000) or five years in jail. The fines and jail time would be doubled for subsequent offenses.

This story reminded me of the seismologists in Italy that are standing trial for failing to predict a major earthquake. The story goes that one maverick seismologist did try to warn people but he was arrested for fearmongering... I suppose that will be next for these South African weathermen when they get things wrong, which is sure to happen as we know that modern day meteorology is nothing more than sophisticated (supercomputer related) guesswork.

Italian scientists on trial for failing to predict earthquake
The Guardian, 20th September 2011
"Seven scientists and other experts are standing trial on manslaughter charges for allegedly failing to sufficiently warn residents before a devastating earthquake that killed more than 300 people in central Italy in 2009. The case is being closely watched by seismologists around the world, who insist it is impossible to predict earthquakes and say no major tremor has ever been foretold."

La Nina weather pattern may lead to flu pandemics?
Homeland Security Newswire, 17th January 2012
Pandemics of influenza around the world caused widespread death and illness in 1918, 1957, 1968, and 2009; a new study examining weather patterns around the time of these pandemics found that each of them was preceded by La Niña conditions in the equatorial Pacific

Pandemics of influenza around the world caused widespread death and illness in 1918, 1957, 1968, and 2009. A new study examining weather patterns around the time of these pandemics found that each of them was preceded by La Niña conditions in the equatorial Pacific. The study's authors – Jeffrey Shaman of Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and Marc Lipsitch of the Harvard School of Public Health – note that the La Niña pattern is known to alter the migratory patterns of birds, which are thought to be a primary reservoir of human influenza.

I was thinking like a normally do and then I thought about flu being influenza and viruses from space [the term Influenza is Latin and refers to the Influence of the stars as used in the Middle Ages. Research papers that validate this relationship can be found if people can be bothered to look...], as I have written about before, but then I thought what is the panic about? Well, of course the magnetosphere might be busted, cosmic energies are flooding in from space and somebody somewhere thinks there has to be a 'good' cover story.... This is a hypothesis, academic guesswork, Earth's weather is influenced by cosmic energies, but very few understand this... That is why meteorologists can only guess based on computing previous known weather parameters to guess what is coming next and hence why weather prediction is still so bad....

La Niña and flu
WUWT, 16th January 2012
Folks here are scathing.... and I thought I was bad...

Carbon emissions 'will defer Ice Age'
BBC News, 9th January 2012
Human emissions of carbon dioxide will defer the next Ice Age, say scientists. The last Ice Age ended about 11,500 years ago, and when the next one should begin has not been entirely clear.

Researchers used data on the Earth's orbit and other things to find the historical warm interglacial period that looks most like the current one. In the journal Nature Geoscience, they write that the next Ice Age would begin within 1,500 years - but emissions have been so high that it will not.

"At current levels of CO2, even if emissions stopped now we'd probably have a long interglacial duration determined by whatever long-term processes could kick in and bring [atmospheric] CO2 down," said Luke Skinner from Cambridge University.

After all the huge amount of effort to force the taxpayer to pay to take CO2 out of the atmosphere, the media are now admitting the truth that emissions of CO2 is actually helping us, and are actually part of the Earth's balancing act in maintaining an overall climate stability.

UK police seize computers of skeptic [climate] blogger in England
WUWT, 14th December 2011
The first blogger to break the Climategate2 story has had a visit from the police and has had his computers seized. Tallbloke's Talkshop first reported on CG2 due to the timing of the release being overnight in the USA. Today he was raided by six UK police (Norfolk Constabulary and Metropolitan police) and several of his computers were seized as evidence. He writes:

After surveying my ancient stack of Sun Sparcstations and PII 400 pc's, they ended up settling for two laptops and an adsl broadband router. I'm blogging this post via my mobile. That means his cellphone. In his blog report are all the details. including actions in the US involving WordPress and the US Department of Justice. Jeff Id at The Air Vent also has a report here.

Strange and troubling that they'd seize his computers for comments dropped onto a US service ( from the cloud. There wouldn't be any record on his PC's of the event from FOIA's placing comments, that would be in the server logs. Either there's more than meets the eye or they have no idea how the blog system works. [….thumbsup, see comments]

What a surprise, this story has gone viral... and there are lots of comments here for people who are not impressed with this show of ignorance... Btw, this is off-topic. Somebody here can't even get a basic joke based on the metaphor of mobile phone and cellphone... Really, those that are the most advanced have ALWAYS codified using metaphors... If you can't decode and integrate with metaphors, then you are lost if you want to understand hidden truths but it explains why so much has remained hidden.

Climategate: Obama's boot boys strike back
Telegraph Delingpole Blog, 15th December 2011
"(To give you an idea of the spirit in which Tallbloke is taking it, here's what he says at Climateaudit: "The detective- insprctor and his colleagues were polite, well mannered and did not over-react when I declined to give them my wordpress password. I politely explained that they had a warrant to search my house, not my head.") [...]
Why this is the sledgehammer being used to crack a nut? We can but feverishly speculate. My personal favourite theory so far – lent credence by several of the wise comments at Watts Up With That – is that it concerns all those encrypted emails that FOIA 2011 claimed to have in his possession when he unleashed Climategate 2.0. In other words, there may be more juicy stuff – much, much more juicy stuff – to come. It may also be that the names incriminated are not merely those of low-rent types like Phil Jones and Michael Mann, but senior politicians and businessmen with much more to lose if they're ever found out."
Now that is funny.... The police asking for a password and being told to bog off... Btw, READ THIS because it implies that there is more than a whiff of a political scandal in the making... I get the distinct feeling the blogosphere will not be taking this lying down... we need geeks to get working on the FOIA password for the dataset with 220,000 emails, brute force is required... LOL...

Tallbloke towers raided: many computers taken
Tallbloke's Talkshop, 15th December 2011
"An Englishman's home is his castle they say. Not when six detectives from the Metropolitan Police, the Norfolk Constabulary and the Computer Crime division arrive on your doorstep with a warrant to search it though. I waved the first three in and bid them head through to the sitting room, where there was less of an chill near the woodburner. Then they kept coming, being introduced by the lead detective from Norfolk as they trooped in. I thought I'd been chosen to host the secret policemen's ball or something.
This is hilarious, I get the distinct impression that this is the most exciting to happen to Tallbloke for years!

Climategate Bombshell: Did U.S. Gov't Help Hide Climate Data?
Fox News, 16th December 2011

For “the team”, may the farce be with you
WUWT, 18th December 2011

Durban COP17 climate talks: day 10 diary (News VIDEO)
Climate sceptics parachute in | Royal rumble | COP18 | A more welcome Lord
Guardian, 7th December 2011
Climate sceptics parachute in

Phew. What would a good COP be without a small band of deniers to act as grit in the oyster of global ambition? Just as it looked as if South Africa might be denied its intellectual cabaret act, in parachuted climate sceptic Lord Monckton on Tuesday. Literally, from 3,000 feet. M'lud and his best friends at the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, have lined up Senator Inhofe, Marc Morano, of, and assorted South African free marketeers to talk later today. Monckton, was described this morning by a chum as "freshly rested from his parachute jump" and said to be planning to explain why it would be a mistake to adopt a new treaty in Durban along the lines of the failed Kyoto protocol. Can't wait.

Good! I am glad Lord Monckton & friends have got some publicity, because Jo Nova was worrying that they might have to take their clothes off to get some attention... link. By the way, the video here is by a South African News Agency, so it's much more prrofessional than the other video link provided at WUWT.

Denier taunts forum via video link
Irish Times", 8th December 2011
"THE MOST outspoken climate-change denier in the US Congress, Oklahoma Republican senator James Inhofe, has said he was sorry he couldn't come to Durban to join a party of like-minded colleagues in “celebrating the final nail in the coffin of UN global warming”.
The "Deniers" are certainly enjoying themselves at the moment.

Skeptics taunt U.N. delegates, call Durban talks 'final nail' in treaty's coffin
E& E News, 7th December 2011
""You should know that global warming skeptics everywhere wish we could be with you celebrating the final nail in the coffin on location in South Africa," he said. "And tell Al Gore hello for me."

Climate Depot Special Report: A-Z Climate Reality Check -- Sub-Prime Science Exposé: 'The claims of the promoters of man-made climate fears are failing' -- Presented to UN Summit
Climate Depot, 7th December 2011
Full A-Z Climate Reality Check PDF report is available here

Tim Barnett on the hockey stick- “statistics were suspect”–the rest of the team knew of problems with Mann's reconstruction
WUWT, 5th December 2011
Email 2383 contains further evidence that everyone in the world of paleoclimate knew the Hockey Stick was a duffer.
Subject: Re: spring meeting

not to be a trouble maker but……if we are going to really get into the paleo stuff, maybe someone(s) ought to have another look at Mann's paper. His statistics were suspect as i remember.
Comment: What is interesting here is the Climategate II emails that tell us that quite a few people knew Mann's Hockey Stick was completely fraudulent. Some even pointed out just how "suspect" the science and data were, but once it was accepted by the IPCC, scientists within the chosen clique just closed ranks and said nothing. It took years of people with zero influence and no temporal power (but they had spiritual power because they were seeking truth) working hard to uncover this fraud, but I think the current scenario can be compared to lighting a slow fuse, eventually there was an almighty bang.... Climategate I was about 1,000 emails, Climategate II is 5,300 emails and Climategate ? is up to 220,000 emails encrypted and sitting ready to go stratospheric... I doubt anything would be happening now if it was not for those souls that cared about the truth. This is the reason why I really admire some of the central characters in this epic drama. They changed the future of humanity... Btw, this made me laugh:

The flying Monck
WUWT, 6th December 2011
"Lord Monckton parachutes into Durban. At first I thought this was a joke. Then I see Monck flying through the air via live cam during freefall, grinning no less. Marc Morano gives the introduction."

On Tuesday, December 6 at 11:00 AM, CFACT skydivers will parachute past COP17 trailing banners demanding attention to the Climategate 2.0 emails. The skydiving team will land at Toti beach. Media and all interested persons are invited to the beach to observe the landing.
CFACT, 5th December 2011
LOL! If there are any pictures, I will post a link. See video below:

Climategate 2.0: A Sequel As Ugly As The Original.
Scientists behaving badly – part II
GWPF, 3rd December 2011
[...] The new batch of emails, over 5,300 in all (compared with about 1,000 in the 2009 release), contains a number of fresh embarrassments and huge red flags for the same lovable bunch of insider scientists. It stars the same cast, starting with the Godfather of the CRU, Phil “hide the decline” Jones, and featuring Michael “hockey stick” Mann once again in his supporting role as the Fredo of climate science, blustering along despite the misgivings and doubts of many of his peers. Beyond the purely human element, the new cache offers ample confirmation of the rank politicization of climate science and rampant cronyism that ought to trouble even firm believers in catastrophic climate change.

In parts this is an amusing read but deadly serious at the same time. Comparisons with the Pentagon papers on the Vietnam war 40 years ago, and how it changed the narrative decisively, are now ringing loud and clear.

“hide the decline” – worse than we thought
WUWT, 30th November 2011
He writes now in Hide-the-Decline Plus

Indeed, they did not simply “hide the decline”, their “hide the decline” was worse than we thought. Mann et al did not merely delete data after 1960, they deleted data from 1940 on, You can see the last point of the Briffa reconstruction (located at ~1940) peeking from behind the spaghetti in the graphic below:

This is Update 52. on the Climategate II updates list and it was described as a BOMBSHELL by Anthony Watts., I have only included it for completeness so that people can appreciate the level of scientific fraud that has been perpetrated. However, there has been so much fraud, that for those following this saga it must be difficult to get anymore outraged... Note: In the graphic, there is a black arrow pointing to an orange squiggle on the graph that can be just seen where it stops and that is where data has been chopped out from 1940. This data was removed so that the overall plot shows a wonderful uptick in temperatures (The Hockey Stick) which is completely false. This is the NEW but worse 'Hide the Decline'.

Steve McIntyre on the Bolt report [Video]
WUWT, 1st December 2011
"Andrew Bolt interview with Steve McIntyre from the Climate Audit blog, who exposed the infamous “hockey stick”, talking about the leaked emails that expose the warming scare."

2004: Warmist Phil Jones on alarmist Pentagon report: "[it] makes the skeptics seem reasonable!...The climate scenario is ludicrous"; Tom Wigley: The Day After Tomorrow was "crap", but "better than the Pentagon report", 30th November 2011
The mind boggles after reading some of these emails...

Priceless ClimateGate email 682: Tom Wigley tells Michael Mann that his son did a tree ring science fair project (using trees behind NCAR) that invalidated the centerpiece of Mann's work, 30th November 2011

Scientists Behaving Badly
More nails for the coffin of man-made global warming
National Review, 28th November 2011
Global-warming skeptics spend much of their time knocking down the fatuous warmist claim that the science is settled. According to the warmists, this singular piece of settled science is attested to by hundreds or thousands of highly credentialed scientists.

In truth, virtually the entire warmist edifice is built around a small, tightly knit coterie of persons (one hesitates to refer to folks with so little respect for the scientific method as scientists) willing to falsify data and manipulate findings; or, to put it bluntly, to lie in order to push a political agenda not supported by empirical evidence.

This is what made the original release of the Climategate e-mails from the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia so valuable. They clearly identified the politicized core of climate watchers who were driving the entire warmist agenda. Following in their footsteps are all the other scientists who built their own research on top of the fraudulent data produced by the warmist core.

If you want to send an article to a friend that explains what the Climategate II emails reveal, this is the one. After all the Climategate 1 & II emails that I have read and related articles, it is still hard to believe that people trained as scientists would stoop so low. Science is considered by many to require an honest dedication to scientific truth, a type of religion if you like and what these scientists have done is totally sacrilegious.

Climategate II More Devastating Than Climategate I
Strata-sphere, 27th November 2011
What is important to remember here is that alarmists want to stop humanity's evolution and industrial progress. The long for a Luddite-like world where humanity has no modern conveniences (conveniences which protect nature from our consumption, trash and biowaste).

Alarmists want to pick the pockets of the world to fund their naive fictions. Skeptics actually promote a balanced and sane approach to continuing the industrial evolution in a manner that support humanity but protects nature. And they do not do it for $$$. Most of us skeptics do this on our own and without compensation or promise of compensation. So if the average person wants to decide who is truly on their side, remember skeptics don't want to stop modernizing food production, waste treatment, medicine, housing, transportation, standard of living, etc. It is the alarmists' who want to limit, stop or undo these things.

I picked this quote out because people need to understand exactly what world controllers were aiming for in their attempts to run civilisation down into the ground. Quite frankly, maybe some actually want a post apocalyptic society aka Zardoz style.

Climategate 2.0: Snarking (Part 1) – Top German climate scientist gets OBE for 'spouting bullsh**'
Junkscience, 23rd November 2011
We are reminded here: Is this what a $45 trillion scientific consensus should look like?.

Climategate 2 email – Rob Wilson replicates McIntyre & McKitrick – produces hockey sticks out of noise
WUWT, 27th November 2011
from: edwardcook <REDACTED>
subject: Re: Emailing: Rob's Hockey Sticks
to: “Rob Wilson” <REDACTED>

Hi Rob,

You are a masochist. Maybe Tom Melvin has it right: “Controversy about which bull caused mess not relevent. The possibility that the results in all cases were heap of dung has been missed by commentators.



Comment: People seem to be absolutely stunned by the latest emails, I think this email is probably the best summary.

Climategate scientists DID collude with government officials to hide research that didn't fit their apocalyptic global warming
Daily Mail, 25th November 2011

* 5,000 leaked emails reveal scientists deleted evidence that cast doubt on claims climate change was man-made
* Experts were under orders from US and UK officials to come up with a 'strong message'
* Critics claim: 'The stink of intellectual corruption is overpowering'
* Scientist asks, 'What if they find that climate change is a natural fluctuation? They'll kill us all'

More than 5,000 documents have been leaked online purporting to be the correspondence of climate scientists at the University of East Anglia who were previously accused of 'massaging' evidence of man-made climate change.

Following on from the original 'climategate' emails of 2009, the new package appears to show systematic suppression of evidence, and even publication of reports that scientists knew to to be based on flawed approaches. [...]

Clive Crook, a commentator for the Atlantic, who described the earlier inquiries into the Climategate emails as 'ineffectual' and 'mealy mouthed', reportedly said, 'The closed-mindedness of these supposed men of science, their willingness to go to any lengths to defend a preconceived message, is surprising even to me.

'The stink of intellectual corruption is overpowering.'

There are times when I wonder whether the Daily Mail is even mainstream, but I think it is safe to say that the Daily Mail has decided to at least try and keep up with what is in the blogosphere to maintain marketshare and that is why they are prepared to at least provide some truth.... As you will note from the latest revelations below, (ho ho) this level of impartial coverage will not come from the BBC who have investments to think about.

BBC's Kirby admission to Phil Jones on “impartiality”
WUWT, 24th November 2011
“Alex Kirby”--“But we are constantly being savaged by the loonies for not giving them any coverage at all, especially as you say with the COP in the offing, and being the objective impartial (ho ho) BBC that we are, there is an expectation in some quarters that we will every now and then let them say something. I hope though that the weight of our coverage makes it clear that we think they are talking through their hats.“

Climate Scientists (Phil Jones again) colluding with the BBC correspondent Alex Kirby, who joked about BBC impartiality (ho ho). But according to the comments here there is a major reason -- BBC pension money.
Anton says: November 24, 2011 at 1:59 pm

"The BBC has five billion in retirement funds invested in carbon trading. Five BILLION. There is no way on Earth it's going to report anything that might endanger its investment. If global warming panic fades away, so does the value of its stocks. Bye bye, BBC retirement accounts…."
This is extremely damaging for the BBC but it explains why there has been a bias in the reporting despite the fact that global warming does not exist, it's a fallacy as climate scientists keep admitting in these Climategate emails.

CRU's Dr. Phil Jones, world renowned climatologist, can't even plot a trend in Excel
WUWT, 24th November 2011
Over at Climate Audit, Steve McIntyre writes:
Phil Jones spends much of his time looking down his nose at the heathen, but then confesses to Bob Ward that he is unable to calculate a trend on his own, as in this hilarious exchange at Bishop Hill:
  • I'm not adept enough (totally inept) with excel to do this now as no-one who knows how to is here.
  • Nor it seems in Matlab, R, ODL, Fortran or any other language. No wonder that he regarded someone who could calculate principal components (like Mann) as a sort of computational prodigy. Last year, Phil was ranked one of England's top 100 scientists. Just imagine the ranking that he could have achieved if he knew how to calculate a trend by himself. [Frightening]

    This is an entry for my junk science archive... Phil Jones is a climate science professor and he can't work out how to use Microsoft Excel... I like this comment which sums up the mentality of these scientists and the shame they have brought down on climate science.
    Stonyground says: November 24, 2011 at 11:38 am

    The interesting thing that I took from this email exchange was not the fact that Phil Jones can't work Excel but the fact that they were discussing how to refute an article that they were describing as rubbish while at the same time admitting to each other that the content of the article was correct. This rubbish article is putting about the ridiculous claim that there has been no significant warming since 1998, can we come up with a rebuttal? Any ideas? Er…seeing as there has been no significant warming since 1998, I'm not really sure how we can refute an article that says that there has been no significant warming since 1998. What kind of mindset wants to refute an article that they privately admit is correct?
    Actually, this reinforces the notion that in certain types of academia or technical businesses, some people who are considered likeable/useful idiots, are promoted into leadership roles to stop them doing any serious harm, but in the case of Phil Jones this has not worked.
    • World Bank, Global Warming, Journals, and CRU
      WUWT, 24th November 2011
      Gail Combs writes in comments: Oh, BOY ~ I think I may have struck GOLD!

      At I searched for and found 32 e-mails going back as far as 1998. I have only looked at three so far. Looks like the good old World Bank may be something of a puppet master.

      Once you realise the whole 'system' is corrupt and start working out how it is done to make it look like god-fearing officialdom to the simpletons, then this kind of revelation is no surprise. BUT, I am still surprised that blatantly corrupt climate scientists were working directly with world bank officials and there does not seem to be much in the way of a middleman to at least make an attempt of hiding the trail. This is really quite serious.

    Climategate 2.0: New E-Mails Rock The Global Warming Debate
    Forbes, 23rd November 2011
    A new batch of 5,000 emails among scientists central to the assertion that humans are causing a global warming crisis were anonymously released to the public yesterday, igniting a new firestorm of controversy nearly two years to the day after similar emails ignited the Climategate scandal.

    Three themes are emerging from the newly released emails: (1) prominent scientists central to the global warming debate are taking measures to conceal rather than disseminate underlying data and discussions; (2) these scientists view global warming as a political “cause” rather than a balanced scientific inquiry and (3) many of these scientists frankly admit to each other that much of the science is weak and dependent on deliberate manipulation of facts and data.

    The mainstream are putting the final nails in the AGW coffin... The prominent climate skeptic Marc Morano, who runs the popular Climate Depot website must, be enjoying himself enormously at the moment. Climate Depot with the help of Junk Science have generated a top 20 list Climategate 2.0: Read 20 'Juicy' emails - 'They validate EVERYTHING the skeptics have been saying' . This comment is funny: '
    "This message will self destruct in 10 seconds! Cheers Phil Prof. Phil Jones Climatic Research Unit". The following email has troubled me:

    That's one God didn't answer.

    From the Climategate 2.0 collection, IPCC co-chair John Houghton gets spiritual:

    [...] we dont take seriously enough our God-given responsibility to care for the Earth [...] 500 million people are expected to watch The Day After Tomorrow. We must pray that they pick up that message.

    Or maybe God did answer Houghton's prayer with Climategate 2.0.

    Comment: I am highlighting this particular email because I am puzzled by the fact this movie was known by a few priviledged insiders to be designed to send a message to 500 million people. Who knew?

    Uh oh, global warming loons: here comes Climategate II!
    Telegraph Delingpole Blog, 22nd November 2011
    Breaking news: two years after the Climategate, a further batch of emails has been leaked onto the internet by a person – or persons – unknown. And as before, they show the "scientists" at the heart of the Man-Made Global Warming industry in a most unflattering light. Michael Mann, Phil Jones, Ben Santer, Tom Wigley, Kevin Trenberth, Keith Briffa – all your favourite Climategate characters are here, once again caught red-handed in a series of emails exaggerating the extent of Anthropogenic Global Warming, while privately admitting to one another that the evidence is nowhere near as a strong as they'd like it to be.

    OK, this is very sad for genuine scientists, but exposing these frauds calling themselves climate scientists has to be done... Of course Climate Depot is now in climate skeptics Heaven...
    • Climategate 2011: FOIA
      The Reference Frame, 22nd November 2011
      Just like exactly two years and two days ago, when Climategate erupted, Jeff Id received an URL pointing to a Russian server, containing a file (173 MB), a verified copy of the original file via Megaupload file (41 MB): without all.7z (some users can't get to this Skydrive)
      Mails only (merged to a single big 66 MB unpacked text file; Google Docs) file (173 MB): original complete file on a Russian server, was taken down

      They surely show that Michael Mann is a fraudster even according to most of his colleagues (and even Phil Jones is); and most of his colleagues still have failed to act, well, impartially in their business. Michael Mann has already confirmed that he wrote his fraction of the e-mails released in this fresh file (so the rest is almost certainly authentic as well) but he sees nothing "damning" about their constant cheating, lying, and conspiracies as long as it helps his or their career(s).

      This is the background story to the latest climate science skulduggery popcorn fest.

    Climategate 2.0 emails – They're real and they're spectacular!
    Watts Up with That, 22nd November 2011

    UPDATE3: 9:25 AM PST – Having read a number of emails, and seeing this quote from Mike Mann in the Guardian:

    When asked if they were genuine, he said: “Well, they look like mine but I hardly see anything that appears damning at all, despite them having been taken out of context. I guess they had very little left to work with, having culled in the first round the emails that could most easily be taken out of context to try to make me look bad.”

    I'm going to conclude they are the real deal. I've posted a BitTorrent link to the file below. One big difference between Climategate 1 and 2 is that in 1, it took days for the MSM to catch on, now they are on top of it.

    Just when climate science was getting dull and boring and we only had the scandal of Dr.James Hansen being caught not declaring a million dollars worth of outside income, Climategate 2.0 blows up spectacularly. I love the new joke about WUWT being funded by Big Popcorn.... Anyway, no doubt the blogosphere will go into a frenzy and some slewths will find and extract the most damaging pieces of information like the following exerpts from the new leaked emails picked up at Air Vent:
    /// The IPCC Process ///

    <1939> Thorne/MetO: Observations do not show rising temperatures throughout the tropical troposphere unless you accept one single study and approach and discount a wealth of others. This is just downright dangerous. We need to communicate the uncertainty and be honest. Phil, hopefully we can find time to discuss these further if necessary [...]

    <3066> Thorne: I also think the science is being manipulated to put a political spin on it which for all our sakes might not be too clever in the long run.

    <1611> Carter: It seems that a few people have a very strong say, and no matter how much talking goes on beforehand, the big decisions are made at the eleventh hour by a select core group.

    <3062> Jones: We don't really want the bullshit and optimistic stuff that Michael has written [...] We'll have to cut out some of his stuff.

    <1485> Mann: the important thing is to make sure they're loosing the PR battle. That's what the site [Real Climate] is about.

    <4693> Crowley: I am not convinced that the “truth” is always worth reaching if it is at the cost of damaged personal relationships

    /// Communicating Climate Change ///

    <2495> Humphrey/DEFRA: I can't overstate the HUGE amount of political interest in the project as a message that the Government can give on climate change to help them tell their story. They want the story to be a very strong one and don't want to be made to look foolish.

    // The Settled Science ///

    <1682> Wils: [2007] What if climate change appears to be just mainly a multidecadal natural fluctuation? They'll kill us probably [...]

    <4789> Wigley: there are some nitpicky jerks who have criticized the Jones et al. data sets – we don't want one of those [EPRI/California Energy Commission meeting].

    Jones: The jerk you mention was called Good(e)rich who found urban warming at all Californian sites.

    /// Climate Models ///

    <1577> Jones: [FOI, temperature data] Any work we have done in the past is done on the back of the research grants we get – and has to be well hidden. I've discussed this with the main funder (US Dept of Energy) in the past and they are happy about not releasing the original station data.
    Let's think: Why are the governments of the world desperately making up a story that they want people to believe? I know, the real issue is space weather. MASSIVE EVOLUTIONARY CHANGE SWEEPING THROUGH OUR ENTIRE SOLAR SYSTEM BEING DRIVEN BY COSMIC FORCES THAT PUNY HUMANS CAN DO NOTHING ABOUT.

    Penn State President Fired
    Climate Audit, 10th November 2011
    On the same day that Nature published yet another editorial repudiating public examination of the conduct of academic institutions, Penn State President Graham Spanier was fired from his $813,000/year job for failing to ensure that a proper investigation was carried out in respect to pedophilia allegations in Penn State's hugely profitable football program. The story is receiving massive coverage in North America because the iconic Penn State football coach, Joe Paterno, was also fired today.

    CA readers are aware of Spanier's failure to ensure proper investigation of Climategate emails and his untrue puffs about the ineffective Penn State Inquiry Committee, reported at CA here and by the the Penn State Collegian as follows:

    OK, I am shocked, this story is being examined by Steve McIntyre at what I think is his usually staid Climate Audit website. His audience are usually much more interested in examining the statistics that generate climate warming 'Hockey Stick' graphs... But at the end of the day his mandate has been exposing the corrution of science and Penn State University is in the firing line...

    Lying, cheating climate scientists caught lying, cheating again
    Telgraph Delingpole blog, 30th October 2011
    "Oh dear. I really didn't want my first blog post in a week to be yet another one about global bloody warming. Problem is, if those lying, cheating climate scientists will insist on going on lying and cheating what else can I do other than expose their lying and cheating?"
    As usual, Delingpole gives nice summaries...

    It's About Time! It's AGW Lie Detector Time!
    CO2 Sanity, 29th October 2011
    Finally, someone's going to get the old BS Meter out and see if it exposes any anthropogenic global warming lies over research on polar bears done by Jeffrey Gleason and Charles Monnett. From the Daily Mail:
    A wildlife scientist, whose report on dead polar bears in Arctic waters became a rallying call for climate change campaigners, will face a lie detector test as part of an investigation by federal agents.

    Jeffrey Gleason, who co-wrote a 2006 report highlighting the danger posed to the animals by melting ice, will take a polygraph over alleged scientific misconduct connected to the study, the Independent reported.

    There are always skirmishes in the AGW debate, but the use of AGW Lie detector is a first...

    Scientist who said climate change sceptics had been proved wrong accused of hiding truth by colleague
    Daily Mail, 30th October 2011
    But today The Mail on Sunday can reveal that a leading member of Prof Muller's team has accused him of trying to mislead the public by hiding the fact that BEST's research shows global warming has stopped.

    Prof Judith Curry, who chairs the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at America's prestigious Georgia Institute of Technology, said that Prof Muller's claim that he has proven global warming sceptics wrong was also a 'huge mistake', with no scientific basis.

    Prof Curry is a distinguished climate researcher with more than 30 years experience and the second named co-author of the BEST project's four research papers.
    I believe that Judith is described as a "Lukewarmer"... but she does not look like the sort that will miss the opportunity for a fight...

    Trees blamed for lack of air
    Phnom Penh Post, 26th October 2011
    A day after 136 students collapsed at a Kompong Cham high school while standing at attention as punishment for not showing deference to the national flag, the local police chief offered a unique explanation for the mass fainting – trees.

    “According to the hospital's analysis, the reason why the students fainted is [because of] the huge tree in the school compound and the farmland surrounding the school, which absorbed the oxygen,” said Heng Meng, police chief of Chamkar Leu district, adding that the punishment could not be blamed as one of the teachers “also [had difficulty breathing] and felt dizzy”.

    Heng Phal Rith, school director of Bosknor high school in Chamkar Leu district, also cited the hospital's report in blaming the incident on a lack of oxygen, adding that he “did not punish the students. It is just a rumour”.

    It seems that the school director actually needs some basic education... Well, I was actually hoping for some enlightenment on the fainting phenomena that is taking place in this country and elsewhere, so I can work out whether my beliefs of group behaviour and human morphogenetic fields are actually tenable.

    Judge delivers 'bittersweet' polar bear ruling
    Alaska Dispatch, 17th October 2011
    In a ruling that both environmentalists and Alaska Rep. Don Young can applaud, U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan threw out a key section of an Interior Department rule that declared global warming is threatening the survival of the polar bear, making regulations of greenhouse gases mandatory.

    Sullivan said that Fish and Wildlife Service failed to conduct a proper environmental review when creating the protections for the polar bear. The agency must now go back and conduct an environmental assessment of the outcome of the rule, and consider other options. In other words, according to Politico, “the Obama administration can't be forced to use endangered species law to regulate greenhouse gases . . . but it can't ignore the idea either.”

    Politico quotes the judge as writing the following: The question at the heart of this litigation – whether the ESA is an effective or appropriate tool to address the threat of climate change – is not a question that this court can decide based upon its own independent assessment, particularly in the abstract. The answer to that question will ultimately be grounded in science and policy determinations that are beyond the purview of this court. In keeping with his optimistic disposition, Young all but declared victory:
    Today's decision by a federal judge that the Fish and Wildlife Service cannot use the Endangered Species Act to regulate greenhouse gas emissions is the right one. The lawsuits to list the polar bear as endangered were never about protecting polar bears. Instead they were nothing more than a back door approach to regulate CO2 and stop responsible development from moving forward. This is a good decision, not only for Alaska but for this nation as we look to become more energy independent.

    Wow.... More climate scare pretences falling apart... There is the usual informed comment at WUWT.

    Ruling: Polar bears can't be used to regulate CO2
    Watts Up With That, 18th October 2011

    BREAKING: An IPCC backchannel 'cloud' was apparently established to hide IPCC deliberations from FOIA.
    WUWT, 17th October 2011
    CEI has learned of a UN plan recently put in place to hide official correspondence on non-governmental accounts, which correspondence a federal inspector general has already confirmed are subject to FOIA. This 'cloud' serves as a dead-drop of sorts for discussions by U.S. government employees over the next report being produced by the scandal-plagued IPCC, which is funded with millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars.[...]

    As talks resume next month to forge a successor to the failed Kyoto Protocol, CEI looks forward to OSTP ceasing this unlawful activity, and providing prompt access to the requested records so the taxpayer can know what they, and the IPCC, are up to.

    This is getting really murky... I think the real problem is that some people actually do live by a code of ethics based around their own search for truth. Hence, policy makers and politicians are really asking the wrong kind of people [especially scientists] to participate in breaking the law because not all of them can be relied on to go to enormous lengths to cheat and lie.

    Horst-Joachim Lüdecke: The Sun, not Man, warms the Earth
    Climate Realists, 16th October 2011
    A German climate researcher has discovered that the surge in solar radiation that began in 1700, peaked in 1960 and is still at historically high levels was far stronger and more significant than had previously been realized.

    According to Dr. Horst-Joachim Lüdecke, who spent months comparing the varying widths of annual tree-rings and stalagmite deposits with recent temperature and sunspot records, this remarkable increase in solar activity was the real reason why the weather got warmer from 1950-2000. There has been no warming since 2000.

    Dr. Lüdecke reports his major discovery in the latest issue of the acclaimed climate-science journal Energy and Environment.

    His discovery is consistent with earlier results from Professor Sami Solanki in Finland, who reported in the journal Science six years ago that the Sun's activity in the second half of the 20th century had been greater than during almost any similar period since the end of the last Ice Age 11,400 years ago. [...]

    “It is the unprecedentedly rapid recovery of the Sun's activity over the past 300 years – far stronger than anyone had previously suspected – that has been the chief driver of global warming in recent decades. We have very little to do with it.”

    Dr. Lüdecke's analysis of the 200-year record of monthly temperatures measured by thermometers at five northern-hemisphere stations shows the Earth cooled almost as much in the 19th century as it warmed in the 20th.

    Also, two 2000-year temperature reconstructions – one from a stalagmite, one from tree-rings – indicated that 100-year ups and downs in global temperature far stronger than those of the past 200 years were commonplace, strongly contradicting the “official” hypothesis that 20th-century global warming is unusual.

    Dr. Lüdecke said, “The Sun gives its name and its warmth to the Solar System. One should look there, not here, for the true cause of recent global warming.”

    Since, I am very interested in long terms changes in the behaviour of the Sun and the cause, I cited the research by Professor Sami Solanki in my book and this research by Dr. Horst-Joachim Lüdecke is just more confirmation. The real question is: what is activating the Sun and making it so eratic these days? Answer: According to the Russians who were extremely forthright in the Planetophysical report, the solar system is being invaded with interstellar material that is now influencing and acting on the Sun. There is plenty of evidence that this is true, see Interstellar 'Etheric' Cloud Index , but it's not part of traditional thinking to see our solar system and Earth's climate as being part of a much bigger system that is subject to galactic influences.

    Met Office wakes up to solar influence on climate
    BBC News, 12th October 2011
    For as long as I have been a meteorologist, the mere suggestion that solar activity could influence climate patterns has been greeted with near derision.

    Quite why this has been the case is difficult to fathom. But it's been clear for a long time that there must be a link of some kind, ever since decades ago Professor Lamb discovered an empirical relationship between low solar activity and higher pressure across higher latitudes such as Greenland.

    Perhaps the art of weather forecasting has become so dominated by supercomputers, and climate research so dominated by the impact of man on global climate, that thoughts of how natural processes, such as solar variation, could influence our climate have been largely overlooked, until very recently.

    Yes, it's bizarre isn't it, especially now when we have an armada of space probes purely devoted to watching the Sun for the slightest hint of change... So, why were the scientific 'herd' refusing to acknowledge the role of the Sun? Probably because there is a direct link with changes in the cosmic climate and that has been a major taboo subject too. So, it seems the rather naive thinking has been to pretend that Earth is completely isolated in a dark cold empty (near perfect vacuum) space and there are absolutely no external influences. Of course, cosmoclimatology studies and space weather has acted like a sledgehammer annihilating this rather silly concept.

    Holes in the Recent Arctic Ozone Hole Story
    Climate Change Dispatch, 11th October 2011
    There are frequent stories of impending doom. If it isn't new it's a recycled one, which works because few understood the original story was false. This allows exploiters to take normal events and present them as abnormal. A recent Canadian story identifies a hole in the Arctic ozone. How can this be? Wasn't the problem identified and resolved with the 1987 international agreement, the Montréal Protocol? A 2003 report says

    “The rate at which ozone is being destroyed in the upper stratosphere is slowing, and the levels of ozone-destroying chlorine in that layer of the atmosphere have peaked and are going down”

    Trouble is, their science has little to do with natural processes so they're claims.

    Prof. Tim Ball is a prominent climate skeptic and he knows his facts...

    Global warning: climate sceptics are winning the battle
    Father of the green movement says scientists lack PR skills to make public listen
    The Independent, 11th October 2011
    Climate sceptics are winning the argument with the public over global warming, the world's most celebrated climate scientist, James Hansen of NASA, said in London yesterday.

    It is happening even though climate science itself is becoming ever clearer in showing that the earth is in increasing danger from rising temperatures, said Dr Hansen, who heads NASA's Goddard Institute of Space Studies, and is widely thought of as "the father of global warming" – his dramatic alert about climate change in US Senate hearings in July 1988 put the issue on the world agenda.

    I can't afford a PR agency, I have just had to work extremely hard to point out that Climate Change is being driven by changes in the cosmic environment (Space Weather) and that the CO2 lobby are those who have misused their position in a desperate attempt at tricking society via taxation to line the pockets of the excessively greedy. This is completely obvious to anyone who knows enough science and can process the information using logic without bias. The Green movement has been hi-jacked and the true 'Greens' know this. Climate Science has become a joke and that is because people with no sponsorship or grant money choose to stand up for their personal understanding of reality based on scientific fact and were not fearful of those telling one lie after another. Hansen needs to shut up, he has made a complete fool of himself. The Climate War has been won by those with truth and integrity on their side, not by those using lies, deceit and plenty of bribery money...

    Hansen's admission – “skeptics are winning”
    WUWT, 11th October 2011
    Of course, there are lots of comments here...

    Hansen: A failure to communicate. ICECAP: No! A failed science, 11 October 2011

    Michael 'Climategate' Mann Suffers Three Legal Blows in Court Escapade
    CO2 Insanity, 4th October 2011
    Discredited global warming scientist, Michael Mann, sees his last-ditch efforts to hide data fall apart as legal experts reveal a mountain of legal precedents against him.

    In his recent papers (filed on September 2, 2011) Mann claims 'academic freedom' and 'proprietary materials' as his defense. But legal experts who have since reviewed Mann's submission to the Circuit Court of Prince William County, Va., say they are so full of holes they are doomed to fail.

    In this article we show why the Virginia court isn't likely to give Michael Mann a 'get out of jail free' card when it comes to covering up what looks increasingly like a monumental climate conspiracy.

    This is exciting.... If Mann gets nailed for all his fraud, there will be in rejoicing in heaven.... well, rejoicing in climate skepticism heaven. LOL! Seriously, there is a nice discussion of legal arguments here.

    Gore's Climate Reality Project: a massive dud – even warmists are panning it now
    WUWT, 15th September 2011
    Last night after hour#4 I said:
    You can watch the live video presentation here, I urge everyone to do so (because after hour 4 it is starting to look like a massive dud, Al needs the help)
    Comment: Hmmm.... Maybe the science of bandwagons is evolving too? WUWT had their Gore-a-thon, with a cartoon posted every hour of the “24 hours of climate reality”. Of course, I did not pay much attention, but Did Al Gore get the Miss Rhode Island Idea from Woody Allen's “Bananas”? caught my attention. The dumb Miss America at the end is absolutely hilarious, as she provides an excellent example of George Orwell's "Doublethink" which is the ability to hold two completely contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously...

    Is Al Gore now a help or hindrance to the global warming cause?
    Al Gore's Climate Reality Project is broadcasting its message to 24 time zones across 24 hours
    The Guardian, 15th September 2011
    "Death by Powerpoint. I have suffered this torture too many times over the years. We all probably have. So I was a little nervous this morning logging into Climate Reality – Al Gore's 24-hour global-warming warning – as to what I might discover. And, I have to say, my heart immediately sank."

    AL GORE asks people to HAND OVER control of Facebook and Twitter for 24 hours
    Al Gore in 24-Hour Broadcast to Convert Climate Skeptics
    Reader Supported News, 12th September 2011
    Former Vice President Al Gore will renew his 30-year campaign to convince skeptics of the link between climate change and extreme weather events this week in a 24-hour global multi-media event.

    "24 Hours of Reality" will broadcast a presentation by Al Gore every hour for 24 hours across 24 different time zones from Wednesday to Thursday, with the aim of convincing climate change deniers and driving action against global warming among households, schools and businesses.

    The campaign also asks people to hand over control of their social networking accounts on Facebook and Twitter to it for 24 hours to deliver Gore's message.

    Really, as I have written many times, the world's technological infrastructure is crumbling because we have not bothered to understand the signs of the times. Now, it has become obvious that the powers that be have really messed up, so a front man like Al Gore in self-destruct mode is a really good proxy for monitoring the desperation. Al Gore did sum this up, and state:
    "The climate crisis is not a political issue, it is a moral and spiritual challenge to all of humanity. It is also our greatest opportunity to lift Global Consciousness to a higher level."- Al Gore, Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech
    If you replace "climate crisis" with "space weather" then Al Gore does make sense in a New Agey sort of way, which of cause does not mean he is right in his approach and his proposed solutions... Whatever, Facebook says NO! See below:

    Just in time for the Gore-a-thon, Facebook shuts down a significant portion of email story alerts
    WUWT, 13th September 2011
    "Kudos to Facebook for the timing and for reducing SPAM in general."

    Al Gore's opinion, available for $145K a pop – meanwhile Al says skeptics are the ones with money that needs investigating
    WUWT, 12th September 2011
    The College Democrats will be appealing for almost $145,000 to pay Al Gore to speak on campus. That is equal to the amount used to fund the eight main speakers last year, including news anchor Soledad O'Brien, PostSecret founder Frank Warren, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales and journalist Nicholas Kristof.

    If passed, it would be SU Treasury's first time allocating more than $100,000 toward one speaker. Last year, it rejected the College Democrats' appeal for $127,000 to bring TV comedy personality Bill Maher to campus.

    Well, that's some serious cash, for someone who is just repeating what he is being told to say, can't integrate enough information and does not even check his facts properly.

    My town's Climate Action Protest- I get to be “zombietime”
    WUWT, 12th September 2011
    So, is this encouraging climate thugs? We have Al Gore to blame for this...

    800,000 Years of Abrupt Climate Variability: Earth's Climate Is Capable of Very Rapid Transitions
    Science Daily, 8th September 2011
    ScienceDaily (Sep. 8, 2011) – An international team of scientists, led by Dr Stephen Barker of Cardiff University, has produced a prediction of what climate records from Greenland might look like over the last 800,000 years.

    Drill cores taken from Greenland's vast ice sheets provided the first clue that Earth's climate is capable of very rapid transitions and have led to vigorous scientific investigation into the possible causes of abrupt climate change. Such evidence comes from the accumulation of layers of ancient snow, which compact to form the ice-sheets we see today. Each layer of ice can reveal past temperatures and even evidence for the timing and magnitude of distant storms or volcanic eruptions.

    Yes, and it is happening again now...

    Global temps falling: Jan-Aug: 2011 second coldest in this century -- 'The first 11 years of this century surely display a cooling trend'
    The Reference Frame, 9th September 2011
    This text is just a tiny update of what I wrote a month ago. The results are almost unchanged. The La Niña odds have considerably strengthened.

    According to RSS AMSU, the first 8 months were the 2nd coldest January-August period in this century so far (second among 11 candidate years).

    I can only apologise for the wallpaper that Luboš Motl uses on his website... He is referenced by all the best known climate skeptics and he won the 2008 European Blog of the Year. It seems that he does not worry about people think and he refuses to cater to the superficial types... good for him!

    Climate, Cosmic Rays & CLOUD
    Citizen's Electoral Council, September 2011
    "The recent publication of results from the CLOUD experiment at the CERN laboratory in Switzerland underscores the cosmic connection to earth's climate, and the absurdities of current climate models."

    A short explanation by Oyang Teng about the CERN results published in Nature last week.

    24 hours of Gorepocrisy [UPDATED]
    WUWT, 7th September 2011
    UPDATE: The Climate Reality project has released two videos hyping the event. It appears they'll be smearing some of what is in the videos.

    OK, I know that I have not been very kind by pointing pointing out Al Gore's constant green hypocrisy, but now he is talking about Climate Reality, so I find that I am now having to consciously fight the seduction. Watch the 24 Hours of Reality video and the muck spreading one too.... but don't give them any money, they have wasted enough already! If you consider that the major panic amongst the 'higher ups' is really about Space Weather driving evolutionary change, then it might be possible to be less scathing about the intentions of their right hand man.

    Al Gore's credibility wanes – just 24% now consider him to be an “expert” on global warming
    WUWT, 8th September 2011

    Gerald Warner: Inconvenient CLOUD rains on the global warming parade
    The Scotsman, 4th September 2011
    CERN (Organisation Européenne pour la Recherche Nucléaire) is the ultimate iconic institution of 21st-century science, the Vatican of the religion of physics and materialism. Its white-coated priesthood commands immense deference from the faithful. [...]

    CERN may have failed to glimpse the elusive Higgs boson, but it has done something of greater immediate service to humanity by furnishing the first really serious laboratory-based challenge to the Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) scam. The bland announcement from Geneva, timed to coincide with the publication of the CLOUD (Cosmics Leaving Outdoor Droplets) experiment's early results in the journal Nature on 25 August, was headed: "CERN's CLOUD experiment provides unprecedented insight into cloud formation." Jasper Kirkby, spokesman for the CLOUD team, kept his remarks technical and uncontroversial.

    The reason the boffins are not dancing in the streets of Geneva is that they know they are dealing with material as explosive politically as a particle collision.

    This is a great article with a brilliant headline.... The importance of this result needs to be understood by anyone interested in what is happening on this planet. Evolutionary change is being controlled and driven by the cosmo-climate. Evolutionary change means everything on the planet including human DNA. Think of cosmic rays as switches turning DNA on and off. When there are too many switches in ON mode, then DNA will allow for more and more mutations and that means either evolution or devolution. I have had some ignorant people saying that Space Weather has nothing to do with spiritual evolution, in fact some really nasty ignorant people pushing their idea of 'love'. My response is that Mayan Elders believe that monkeys were once humans who devolved... In fact, if you look back at a lot of authors who tried to tell us that aliens have been on this planet, maybe we should consider instead the alternative idea that humans have morphed considerably due to rapid evolutionary changes. Thus, I personally find it ironic that nasty nasty people pushing their cult beliefs really believe they know anything about spiritual evolution. All I know is that Universal Consciousness has the last say by 'interogating' the human energy field, pretending to be enlightened will not help. This is the process of the 'cosmic' inspection that Russian scientists warned the world about in the highly informative report, Planetophysical State of the Earth and Life [1998], which was the first scientific report to outline the ongoing transformation of every planet in our solar system.

    Obscure editor resigns from minor journal: why you should care
    Telegraph Delongpole Blog, 6th September 2011
    "If you read Watts Up With That or Bishop Hill – or indeed, if you're mad enough to take RealClimate or Daily Climate or the BBC seriously – you'll know that the biggest 'climate change' story of the last few days has been the one about Wolfgang Wagner.
    To be honest, I have not really worked out the significance of this particular storm in a tea-cup.... but it's just another ripple on the tide of the scientific establishment going to hell...

    Can Climate Change Cause Mental Illnesses?
    International Business Times, 1st September 2011
    As climate change and its impacts on our planet and society are still debated, a new report by the Climate Institute of Australia warns against the devastating effects of extreme weather events on communities' mental health. [...] The document, published this week, also warns that up to 20% of affected communities will suffer extremes stress, emotional injury, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress and substance abuse. The study found that as severe weather events in Australia increase in number, "climate change will have many adverse impacts on Australians' health - physical risks, infectious diseases, heat-related ill effects, food safety and nutritional risks, mental health problems and premature deaths.

    Well, it is not surprising that most people get depressed when their homes, livelihoods and their local communities are destroyed, if you did not feel something then you would be an android, but there are plenty who think being an android is OK. Those who have been conditioned to believe in the survival of the fittest or the New Age Law of the Jungle will obviously struggle when circumstances arise that are beyond their control, because it is impossible to control everything. As I have stated many times on this blog, mental illness will be acacerbated by the geomagnetic condituons. Many people are completely unaware that our planet is undergoing massive transformation, which will not be limited to the usual areas of the planet that are prone to geophysical events. Various governments and the United Nations are warning that things are going to get worse, and as the planet charges up to higher and higher levels, I believe that humans will suffer as we have simply not adequately prepared.

    A Climate of Suffering: A report on the human cost of living with inaction on climate change
    Climate Institute, 27th August 2011
    The effects of a rapidly changing, more volatile climate are now compounding long-lasting social and mental health problems, particularly in rural and regional communities and on the outskirts of our cities, says a new report released by The Climate Institute today.

    The report – A Climate of Suffering: The Real Cost of Living with Inaction on Climate Change – will be launched at the Brain and Mind Institute by Professor Ian Hickie in Sydney today. It draws together the work of mental health experts and community practitioners, as well as survivors' accounts of disasters, providing insights into the emotional trauma in communities affected by increasingly wild weather.

    “Climate change is emerging as a major threat to mental health, with the trauma of extreme weather events manifesting directly, indirectly and through the broader impacts on communities, the economy and the environment,” said Dr Susie Burke, Senior Psychologist with the Australian Psychological Society.

    The report says increased depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress and substance abuse emerge strongly in the wake of extreme weather, with up to one in five people likely to suffer emotional injury, stress and despair. In the recent drought, self-harm and suicide rose by up to 8 per cent, according to a study of rural New South Wales.

    Nir Shaviv: The CLOUD is clearing
    Science Bits, 26th August 2011
    The CLOUD collaboration from CERN finally had their results published in nature, showing that ionization increases the nucleation rate of condensation nuclei. The results are very beautiful and they demonstrate, yet again, how cosmic rays (which govern the amount of atmospheric ionization) can in principle have an affect on climate.

    What do I mean? First, it is well known that solar variability has a large effect on climate. In fact, the effect can be quantified and shown to be 6 to 7 times larger than one could naively expect from just changes in the total solar irradiance. This was shown by using the oceans as a huge calorimeter (e.g., as described here). Namely, an amplification mechanism must be operating. [...]

    Well, the new results just published in nature by Kirkby and company are the results of the CLOUD experiment. This experiment mimics the conditions found in the atmosphere (i.e., air, water vapor, and trace gasses, such as sulfuric acid and ammonia). It is a repeat of the Danish SKY experiment carried out by Henrik Svensmark and his colleagues (e.g., read about it here), and it produces the same results–namely, they show that an increase in the rate of atmospheric ionization increases the formation rate of condensation nuclei. The only difference is that the CLOUD experiment with its considerably higher budget, has a better control on the different setup parameters.

    The scientists at CERN are not allowed to talk about these results but other scientists like Nir Shaviv, who have been publishing papers for many years, on the impact on the cosmo-climate on Earth's climate, are of course going to comment.

    Prof. Dr. Nir Shaviv Presentation
    YouTube, 26th January 2011
    "Racah Institute of Physics - The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Neue Erkenntnisse über den solaren Einfluss auf das Klima und deren Bedeutung für das Verständnis der Klimawandels 3. Internationale Klimakonferenz in Berlin, Dez 2010."
    Nir Shaviv is another 'real' scientist that has been exploring the correlation between solar activity and climate

    CERN: 'Climate models will need to be substantially revised'
    The Register, 25th August 2011
    CERN's 8,000 scientists may not be able to find the hypothetical Higgs boson, but they have made an important contribution to climate physics, prompting climate models to be revised.

    The first results from the lab's CLOUD ("Cosmics Leaving OUtdoor Droplets") experiment published in Nature today confirm that cosmic rays spur the formation of clouds through ion-induced nucleation. Current thinking posits that half of the Earth's clouds are formed through nucleation. The paper is entitled Role of sulphuric acid, ammonia and galactic cosmic rays in atmospheric aerosol nucleation.

    This has significant implications for climate science because water vapour and clouds play a large role in determining global temperatures. Tiny changes in overall cloud cover can result in relatively large temperature changes.

    Unsurprisingly, it's a politically sensitive topic, as it provides support for a "heliocentric" rather than "anthropogenic" approach to climate change: the sun plays a large role in modulating the quantity of cosmic rays reaching the upper atmosphere of the Earth.

    This announcement is getting minimum press because the result is NOT what climate campaigners have been leading the public to believe. Solar and cosmic ray variability, NOT CO2 is the real cause of global warming or climate change.

    Sun Causes Climate Change Shock
    Telegraph Delingpole, 27th August 2011
    "It's the sun, stupid. More specifically – as the Danish physicist Henrik Svensmark has long postulated – it's the result of cosmic rays which act as a seed for cloud formation. The scientists working on the project are naturally euphoric: this is a major breakthrough which will not only overturn decades of misguided conjecture on so-called Man Made Global Warming but will spare the global economy trillions of dollars which might otherwise have been squandered on utterly pointless efforts to reduce anthropogenic CO2 emissions. However, these scientists have failed to realise just how many people – alarmist scientists, huckster politicians, rent-seeking landowners like (the late Michael Crichton's brilliant and, of course, entirely fictional creation) the absurd, pompous Sir Reginald Leeds Bt, green activists, eco-fund managers, EU technocrats, MSM environmental correspondents – stand to gain from the Man Made “Climate Change” industry. Their discovery must be suppressed at all costs."

    Climate “science” on a precipice
    Scottish Sceptic, 25th August 2011
    "As someone else put it. The theory of CO2 induced positive feedbacks for their doomsday warming is totally without experimental basis. The theory for sunspot-climate link is now pretty much proven beyond reasonable doubt both from the CERN work showing the mechanism and by the empirical data showing that there is a correlation. This is like comparing apples with pears. Real science with voodoo eco-political claptrap."

    Bizarre, craptastic theory from the Guardian, Penn State, and NASA: “ET will kill us because global warming will tip them off that we are a bad species”
    WUWT, 18th August 2011
    UPDATE: co-author admits it is a “horrible mistake”, see below – Anthony

    From the you've got to be effing kidding me department.

    First, I apologize to my readers for the headline. Read on and I think you'll see it is justified. The headline is paraphrased from the article and the paper to give you the flavor. I have reproduced the passage used by the Guardian and provided a link to the full paper below.

    First, the Guardian story:

    The headline at Watts Up with That was hard to resist... Please note, maybe this can be linked to the stupid ideas of a false alien invasion to save the US economy... see links from last week. Lord have mercy... there is even a link to a "scientific" paper... here (PDF). This craptastic theory, has generated a lot of responses...

    Scientists Trace Heat Wave To Massive Star At Center Of Solar System
    The Onion, 8th August 2011
    PASADENA, CA–Groundbreaking new findings announced Monday suggest the record-setting heat wave plaguing much of the United States may be due to radiation emitted from an enormous star located in the center of the solar system.

    Scientists believe the star, which they have named G2V65, may in fact be the same bright yellow orb seen arcing over the sky day after day, and given its extreme heat and proximity to Earth, it is likely not only to have caused the heat wave, but to be responsible for every warm day in human history.

    LOL! This is satire but really, you do have to wonder when scientists refuse to acknowledge the obvious in so many ways relating to the science of the universe...

    Blockbuster: Planetary temperature controls CO2 levels – not humans
    Jo Nova, 5th August 2011
    It's not just that man-made emissions don't control the climate, they don't even control global CO2 levels.
    There goes another “fingerprint”… Judging by the speech Murry Salby gave at the Sydney Institute, there's a blockbuster paper coming soon [...]

    The higher levels of CO2 in recent decades appear to be mostly due to natural sources. He presented this research at the IUGG conference in Melbourne recently, causing great discussion and shocking a few people. Word reached the Sydney Institute, which rushed to arrange for him to speak, given the importance of this work in the current Australian political climate.

    The sources of CO2 don't seem to be industrialized areas

    Suspiciously, when satellites record atmospheric CO2 levels around the globe they find that the sources don't appear to be concentrated in the places we'd expect – industry or population concentrations like western Europe, the Ohio Valley, or China. Instead the sources appear to be in places like the Amazon Basin, southeast Asia, and tropical Africa – not so much the places with large human emissions of CO2!

    But CO2 is a well mixed gas so it's not possible to definitively sort out the sources or sinks with CO2 measurements around the globe. The differences are only of the order of 5%.

    Instead the way to unravel the puzzle is to look at the one long recording we have (at Mauna Loa, in Hawaii, going back to 1959) and graph the changes in CO2 and in C13 from year to year. Some years from January to January there may be a rise of 0 ppmv (ie no change), some years up to 3 ppmv. If those changes were due to man-made CO2 then we should see more of those rapid increases in recent times as man-made emissions increased faster. What Salby found though, was nothing like what was expected

    The largest increases year-to-year occurred when the world warmed fastest due to El Nino conditions. The smallest increases correlated with volcanoes which pump dust up into the atmosphere and keep the world cooler for a while. In other words, temperature controls CO2 levels on a yearly time-scale, and according to Salby, man-made emissions have little effect.

    This article might be jumping the gun because the research has not been peer reviewed or pal reviewed as we now find out is quite normal. Anyway, the detail of where the CO2 is coming from and how it is controlled is very interesting and ties in with the known facts that CO2 lags temperature rises, not the other way round as Al Gore tried to convince the world was the case.

    Study: 'Huge discrepancies' between global climate predictions and hard data
    Yahoo News, 29th July 2011
    Global warming may occur slower and correct itself faster than computer models have been predicting, a new study says.

    The study, published in the peer-reviewed science journal Remote Sensing by Dr. Roy Spencer, a principal research scientist in the Earth System Science Center at The University of Alabama in Huntsville, reports the atmosphere may shed heat much faster than previously thought – a potentially serious problem for the computer models used to predict global climate trends.

    For his study, Spencer compared a half dozen climate model predictions with actual satellite data during an 18-month period before and after warming events between 2000 and 2011. “The satellite observations suggest there is much more energy lost to space during and after warming than the climate models show,” Spencer said in a University of Alabama press release. “There is a huge discrepancy between the data and the forecasts that is especially big over the oceans.”

    Well, climate skeptics talked about a Tipping Point In The Media back in March 2009, but it seems that with the major media coverage about this particular satellite study, we have to wonder if there has been a major shift in strategy. Maybe the higher-ups have decided to shift the focus to mitigating Space Weather, which would have been the honest thing to do in the first place.

    Climate Malpractice
    The Resilient Earth, 1st Ausgust 2011

    Global Warming Doomsters' Theories Wrong, Says NASA Study
    International Business Times, 29th July 2011
    Global warming proponents can catch up on the sleep they lost worrying about the planet getting hotter with each passing day. A NASA study which analyzes satellite data from the years 2000 through 2011, published in the peer-reviewed science journal Remote Sensing, reports that Earth's atmosphere is allowing far more heat to be released into space than global warming proponents' computer models have predicted. [...]

    "The satellite observations suggest there is much more energy lost to space during and after warming than the climate models show," Dr. Roy Spencer, study co-author and principal research scientist in the Earth System Science Center at The University of Alabama in Huntsville, said in a press release. "There is a huge discrepancy between the data and the forecasts that is especially big over the oceans."

    Well, it's been quite a week. The whole global warming scam is badly falling apart and even NASA scientists can't hide the truth any more. Over at Climate Depot and Watts Up with That?, climate skeptics are having a real laugh with the latest news of terrible polar bear climate science. Seriously, science at its worse... The best explanation of the controversy surrounding latest junk science can be found at Not Yet Melted, Drowned Polar Bears and Scientific Misconduct more guffaws at Climate Depot, Polar Bear fallout: 'Junk Science Unravels...The global warming fraud is coming apart faster than the alarmists can repackage and rebrand their fairy tale'.

    Inspector general's transcript of drowned polar bear researcher being grilled
    WUWT, 29th July 2011
    "This fellow, Charles Monnett has been suspended pending an investigation into his polar bear research. You may recall that he single-handedly inspired Al Gore (not that it takes much) into producing this piece of science fiction for his even larger fiction, An Inconvenient Truth. Gore cited Monnett's research."

    People are comparing the transcript of this 'grilling' of Monnett by the Inspector General, with a Monty Python sketch and that is exactly how I read it too... it's just hard to believe this passed as science... Some people are really enjoying this but the comment about people starving in Africa and money being wasted on this useless research is certainly very relevant... Charles Monnett managed 50 million dollars worth of research projects, I don't think that is funny at all....
    Bruce Cobb says: July 29, 2011 at 12:49 pm
    Looks like he [Monnet] was grilled pretty thoroughly, but his science appears to be half-baked.

    President Vaclav Klaus of the Czech Republic | National Press Club of Australia [1:00:01]
    YouTube, 25th July 2011
    President of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus "The mass delusion of climate change." Vaclav Klaus is one of the worlds leading critics of global warming ideology; he published a book "Blue Planet in Green Shackles" in 2007 & He is currently on a speaking tour of Australia.

    4 Recent Scientific Blows to the Global Warming Theory
    Activist Post, 28th July 2011
    Even though Gore claims to know how to solve an unproven theory, the proposed solutions to global warming are now drawing scathing criticism from some world leaders like Czech President Vaclav Klaus. Klaus, an economist who lived through the rise and fall of communism, recently said that the climate change movement is a threat to democracy.

    "I consider (the global warming doctrine) a new dangerous attempt to control and mastermind my life and our lives, in the name of controlling the climate or temperature," Klaus said to an audience of the Australian-based think-tank Institute of Public Affairs. Klaus also exposed phony environmentalists, "They don't care about resources or poverty or pollution. They hate us, the humans. They consider us dangerous and sinful creatures who must be controlled by them."
    Strong stuff... well, you can always rely on Vaclav Klaus to tell it how it is!

    Tree ring widths more affected by sheep than temperature
    WUWT, 25th July 2011
    Nibbling by herbivores can have a greater impact on the width of tree rings than climate, new research has found. The study, published this week in the British Ecological Society's journal Functional Ecology, could help increase the accuracy of the tree ring record as a way of estimating past climatic conditions.

    Many factors in addition to climate are known to affect the tree ring record, including attack from parasites and herbivores, but determining how important these other factors have been in the past is difficult. [...]

    Tree rings give us a window into the past, and have been widely used as climate recorders since the early 1900s. The growth rings are visible in tree trunk cross sections, and are formed in seasonal environments as the wood is laid down faster in summer than winter. In years with better growing conditions (in cool locations this usually means warmer) tree rings are wider, and because trees can be very long-lived and wood is easily preserved, for example in bogs and lakes, this allows very long time-series to be established, and climatic conditions to be estimated from the ring widths.

    I was highly amused by the offering at Watts Up With That? about the problem of climate scientists discounting the effect of sheep on tree ring proxies. This is another reminder that climate science is just rudimemtary guess work at best, but we are all supposed to believe the garbage anyway... Personally, I trust universal intelligence to create the balance, not climate scientists being goaded by people with political and business interests. Some of the jokes in the comments are predictable but still funny....
    Bob L says: July 26, 2011 at 8:38 pm
    Judging by the decrease in the number of people who believe in AGW, I would have to say that sheep density is declining.

    QuickieBurialAtSea says: July 26, 2011 at 8:58 pm
    Now when caught, they'll claim that pulling the wool over our eyes is normal practice.

    Rick Bradford says: July 26, 2011 at 9:32 pm
    This is not going to stop the AGW industry trying to fleece us at every turn.

    Sheep study confirms a premise of McIntyre & McKittrick 05
    WUWT, 27th July 2011
    Sean Peake says: July 27, 2011 at 8:51 am
    This could be baaaaaa-d news for Mann (sorry, couldn't resist that hanging curveball) [LOL]

    phi says: July 27, 2011 at 11:15 am
    Maybe four-legged sheep influence ring width but it is mainly two-legged sheep who put the mess in the densities of tree rings. [LOL!]

    1921 : Earth Had A “Fever”
    Steve Goddard, 22nd July 2011
    Record heat, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, typhoons, volcanoes, millions starving, drought, floods. March was 11 degrees above normal. Temperatures for the year were 3.4 degrees above normal.

    Prior to Hansen's 2000 data corruption correction, 1921 was the second hottest year on record in the US – after 1934.

    Actually, compare 1921 to what is happening now, especially the info about the 1921 heat wave in the United States, waterspouts, volcanoes sprouting flames, lightning, tornadoes, Koreans starving etc... I am quite shocked to read this because 1921 is when we had the 100 year geomagnetic storm that our solar scientists are worrying about now and might explain the recent action of the UK & US governments in agreeing to take down the national grids in the event of a category 5 geomagnetic storm.... History repeats, it's never quite the same, but the universe operates on cycles...

    Lord Monckton wins National Press Club debate on climate
    WUWT, 20th July 2011
    Love him or hate him, the man can win a debate. Andrew Bolt shares the results of the National Press Club Debate in Australia writing:

    No wonder the warmists hate debate

    The National Press Club debate's results:

    Lord Monckton – 10

    Former Greens adviser Richard Denniss – 1

    Journalists – 0.

    Comment: I have always liked Lord Monckton but when he was knocked out cold by a policeman and left on the pavement in Copenhagen, he became a hero, see archives... OK, there has been some recent nastiness that he is not really a peer who is able to sit in the House of Lords but I don't think anyone cares about that. Monckton has a brilliant mind and has decided to use it fighting scientific scams (hence his appointment by Prime Minister Lady Thatcher), so of course, he has been employed fighting the Global Warming hyperbole. His richly deserved reputation as a debater is still intact and that means the Davids are still beating the Goliaths, check the latest over at

    CERN 'gags' physicists in cosmic ray climate experiment
    The Register, 18th July 2011
    The chief of the world's leading physics lab at CERN in Geneva has prohibited scientists from drawing conclusions from a major experiment. The CLOUD ("Cosmics Leaving Outdoor Droplets") experiment examines the role that energetic particles from deep space play in cloud formation. CLOUD uses CERN's proton synchrotron to examine nucleation.

    CERN Director General Rolf-Dieter Heuer told Welt Online that the scientists should refrain from drawing conclusions from the latest experiment.

    "I have asked the colleagues to present the results clearly, but not to interpret them," reports veteran science editor Nigel Calder on his blog. Why?

    Because, Heuer says, "That would go immediately into the highly political arena of the climate change debate. One has to make clear that cosmic radiation is only one of many parameters."

    I am disappointed but in a way I am not surprised. Since I have commented on this before, I will not repeat, but quite frankly, this suggests that WE THE PEOPLE are not supposed to make the link with what is taking place on our planet right now with the prospect of massive climatic and evolutionary change. History is repeating itself, but ignorant dumbed down citizens of planet Earth are not supposed to engage brain and realise the implications of the facts. In my book, I highlighted some Swiss research that linked massive climatic and evolutionary change to the influx of cosmic rays due to the Earth's magnetic field strength dropping to 10% of it's max value 40,000 years ago and the inevitable consequences. The evidence is there, but folk are not supposed to be interested in reality and instead significant efforts are being made to force people to believe the fairytale of CO2 is causing climate change. This notion is so stupid, that hundreds of thousands of scientists have refused to play along with the nonsense and hence these scientists have earned the title of 'deniers'. Well, it does not matter what the scientists at CERN want to suppress or not, the effort to make people believe they are responsible for climate change has already failed miserably. Update: Oh well, some folk over at WUWT are jubilant....
    Green Sand says:
    July 18, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Excellent, what a wonderful way, albeit inadvertently, to ensure maximum publicity to the data release. Buy popcorn!

    CERN: “Don't interpret the CLOUD experiment results”
    I imagine that there is going to be a lot of effort to find out the true meaning of these experimental results, that have been paid for by tax payers, but who are not allowed to know the details... Lots more comment at WUWT.

    CERN chief forbids “interpretation” of CLOUD results
    Calder's Updates, 17th July 2011
    "And in an experimental chamber one can study, under controlled conditions, how the formation of droplets depends on the radiation and particulate matter. The results will be published shortly. I have asked the colleagues to present the results clearly, but not to interpret them. That would go immediately into the highly political arena of the climate change debate. One has to make clear that cosmic radiation is only one of many parameters."
    I am sure Henrik Svensmark with interpret them if nobody else will....

    NUGENT: You have the right to remain stupid
    Fedzillacrats are oblivious to self-evident truths
    Washington Times, 13th July 2011
    I just liked the headline....

    Great moments in doomsday countdowns
    Watts Up with That, 13th July 2011
    With Al Gore's recent re-emergence from the dead with An Inconvenient Truth, Version 2.0, I find myself noting his website, The Climate Reality Project (formerly The Alliance for Climate Protection) countdown clock has a familiar look to it.

    I am starting to think that someone has been paying attention to my website... Choose Reality? After my constant moaning that people are not interested in reality, I have even got to the stage where I thought that it's a waste of time pointing out reality to a world of people who are just not interested and now it seems that somebody somewhere has got the message.... How strange... the only problem is that nobody is paying me to point out reality, and Al Gore plus friends will not be doing anything for nothing...

    Gore waves the white flag?: Suddenly he's decided that "Climate change is not your fault"
    Tom Nelson, 12th July 2011
    About Us | Climate Reality
    Climate change is not your fault for the car you drive, the lights you turn on, or the food you eat. The climate crisis is our problem.

    [...] From "An Inconvenient Truth", page 305:
    ...this crisis will get resolved only if we as individuals take responsibility for it. By educating ourselves and others, by doing our part to minimize our use and waste of resources, by becoming more politically active and demanding change--in these ways and many others, each of us can make a difference.
    Comment: So what is going on here? Does this smell like The Higher Ups are waking up to the reality of evolutionary change? I hope so!!!!! I think I will start to pay more attention, they may now have something more truthful to say...

    Chinese coal blamed for global warming er... cooling
    Economists ride into sulphurous cloud of aerosols
    The Register, 5th July 2011
    The refusal of the global temperatures to rise as predicted has caused much angst among academics. "The fact is that we can't account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can't," wrote one in 2009. Either the instruments were wrong, or the heat energy had gone missing somewhere.

    Now a team of academics, after tweaking a statistical model to include sulphur emissions, suggest that coal power stations may be to blame for a lack of global warming since 1998. The IPCC's 2007 assessment acknowledged the negative radiative forcing (aka, cooling effect) of both natural aerosols from volcanoes and manmade aerosols, but admitted the level of scientific understanding was low. [...]

    The refusal of the global temperatures to rise as predicted has caused much angst among academics. "The fact is that we can't account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can't," wrote one in 2009. Either the instruments were wrong, or the heat energy had gone missing somewhere.

    Now a team of academics, after tweaking a statistical model to include sulphur emissions, suggest that coal power stations may be to blame for a lack of global warming since 1998. The IPCC's 2007 assessment acknowledged the negative radiative forcing (aka, cooling effect) of both natural aerosols from volcanoes and manmade aerosols, but admitted the level of scientific understanding was low.

    Nice article that explains the situation and the rather pathetic excuse that temperatures have not risen due to the Chinese burning more coal.... the quote from Judith Curry is a classic:
    "The political consequence of this article seems to be that the simplest solution to global warming is for the Chinese to burn more coal, which they intend to do anyway," writes Curry.
    So, it does make you think: What is the real problem? The other issue here is climate scientists who can't work out that the energy influx that they are measuring is being absorbed by the Earth and then is being partially released in the form of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. It is not really hard to comprehend but this simple fact does not fit in with the obvious political and business agenda.

    Really big eruptions, lots and lots of CO2, 17th February 2011
    "Twenty thousand years of massive volcanic eruptions doubled the level of carbon dioxide (CO2) in Earth's atmosphere 200 million years ago, according to research by Rutgers geologists published recently in the journal Science."
    Hmmmm... So CO2 can come from volcanoes too?

    The Express, 5th July 2011
    THE controversy over global warming hotted up last night after US scientists revealed that the Earth's temperature declined over the past decade.

    They said a surge in the use of coal-fired power stations in China may have helped cool the climate by pumping sulphur into the atmosphere.

    But they also warned that the build-up of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide from fossil fuels like coal and oil means that respite will be short-lived – particularly as China is cleaning up its power stations and sulphur quickly drops out of the air.

    This is actually old news but interesting because it is being widely reported especially in relation to the UK getting colder winters. Whatever, there is some hindsight here and some careful ignoring of the facts like Earth recovering from the last Ice Age... what's more, volcanoes have a far more powerful effect on the climate than anything that humans can do and it could not have escaped these scientists attention that we have seen many volcanoes in the past few years sending up huge volumes of volcanic ash to act as aerosols in the atmosphere which will serve to cool the planet. Whatever, climate sceptics will be overjoyed, but personally, my stance on this issue has been associated with my search for truth, especially in relation to climate change being driven by a change in Earth's cosmic environment. Scientists are blaming the Sun, but the Sun's behaviour is directly associated with the cosmic environment that has been rapidly changing.

    UK faces more harsh winters in solar activity dip
    BBC News, 5th July 2011
    "Britain is set to face an increase in harsh winters, with up to one-in-seven gripping the UK with prolonged sub-zero temperatures, a study has suggested."
    As some have been saying for a while: who is going to deprogram all the children and teens who believe that our world is facing global warming?

    Earth's Climate System Is Ridiculously Complex – With Draft Link Tutorial
    Watts Up With That, 30th June 2011
    I am often amused by claims that we understand Earth's climate system, are able to accurately measure its behavior, eliminate all potential variables except CO2 as the primary driver of Earth's temperature and make predictions of Earth's temperature decades into the future, all with a high degree of confidence.

    I have been studying Earth's climate system for several years and have found it to be a ridiculously complex, continually evolving and sometimes chaotic beast. Furthermore, our understanding of Earth's climate system is currently rudimentary at best, our measurement capabilities are limited and our historical record is laughably brief. To help demonstrate the complexity of Earth's climate system I have been compiling a list of all of the variables potentially involved in Earth's climate system.

    1. Earth's Rotational Energy;
    2. Earth's Orbital Energy, Elliptical Orbit around the Sun (Eccentricity), Tilt (Obliquity) and Wobble (Axial precession):
    3. Gravitation:
    4. Solar Energy;
    5. Geothermal Energy;
    6. Outer Space/Cosmic/Galactic Influences;
    7. Magnetic Forces;
    8. Atmospheric Composition;
    9. Albedo
    10. Biology

    I have only listed the major headings but there are 125 references provided. As we are experiencing evolutionary change, all these variables will be rapidly changing with time. The main point is that climate models are extremely rudimentary and when you look at the complexity, blaming climate change on CO2 is just laughable. I think the most important thing to consider is that Cosmic Intelligence is in control, there is nothing that humans can do without generating unnecessary risk to the balance of this planet. Simply, we don't know everything there is to know.

    Ask and ye shall receive NOAA
    Watts Up With That, 18th June 2011
    NOAA's draft scientific integrity policy is available for public review and comment until Aug. 15, 2011. The policy incorporates the principles of scientific integrity contained in guidance from the White House, and addresses how NOAA ensures quality science in its practices and policies and promotes a culture of transparency, integrity and ethical behavior.

    “Scientific integrity is at the core of producing and using good science,” said Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D., undersecretary for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA administrator.

    Since scientific integrity has been under severe scrutiny recently, as so many scientists have become extremely disillusioned, especially when it comes to climate science, this is an interesting development.

    Plague Could Worsen With Climate Change
    Yahoo News, 14th June 2011
    When the climate gets wetter, plagues can get worse, according to a new study that reveals why the plague was much worse in China's north than in the south.

    The results also suggest that climate change could mean more virulent plagues in northern China and North America, as parts of the globe get wetter.

    A bacterium called Yersinia pestis, which is carried by rodents, is responsible for three types of plague: bubonic (also called Black Death), septicemic and pneumonic plague. Together, these illnesses have been responsible for the deaths of millions of people the world over, including an estimated third of Europe's population during the Middle Ages.

    Climate change is driven by an influx of cosmic energies and the historical evidence is not disputed. This is only possible because Earth is an energetic system that is not closed. What's more, we know that in any energetic system, there cannot be change without energy coming from somewhere to create the change. So, as our planet is being flooded by space weather then we can presume that these scientists are warning the inhabitants of planet Earth what we can expect more plagues. I actually believe the real reason is the chaotic environment that favours some creatures more than others, but this would only be on a very limited timescale.

    Warning: extreme weather ahead
    Tornados, wildfires, droughts and floods were once seen as freak conditions. But the environmental disasters now striking the world are shocking signs of 'global weirding'
    The Guardian, 13th June 2011
    Drought zones have been declared across much of England and Wales, yet Scotland has just registered its wettest-ever May. The warmest British spring in 100 years followed one of the coldest UK winters in 300 years. June in London has been colder than March. February was warm enough to strip on Snowdon, but last Saturday it snowed there.

    Welcome to the climate rollercoaster, or what is being coined the "new normal" of weather. What was, until quite recently, predictable, temperate, mild and equable British weather, guaranteed to be warmish and wettish, ensuring green lawns in August, now sees the seasons reversed and temperature and rainfall records broken almost every year. When Kent receives as much rain (4mm) in May as Timbuktu, Manchester has more sunshine than Marbella, and soils in southern England are drier than those in Egypt, something is happening.

    "I think that global 'weirding' is the best way to describe what we're seeing. We are used to certain conditions and there's a lot going on these days that is not what we're used to, that is outside our current frame of reference," says climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe of Texas Tech University.

    So scientists are talking about global 'weirding'... well, it least it's accurate. I am quite tired of pointing out the obvious that we are seeing rapid evolutionary change that can only come about through chaos -- basic science that no one can argue about. The cause is space weather delivering an influx of energy to drive the changes, where a slow build up has now become a flood of celestial energies. The properties of space have changed that is a fact. The Earth's magnetic field is in tatters when it exists and routinely completely fails, that is a fact. What totally amazes me is: where are the metaphysicians who made the connection with Space Weather and what ancient astronomers tried so hard to preserve through ancient text, mythology and monuments?

    Video: Six Climate Realist Scientists Speak The Truth (Video)
    Daily Bail, 27th May 2011

    Today's Tornado Outlook: High Risk of Global Warming Hype
    Roy Spencer, 24th May 2011
    After the catastrophic death toll from the Joplin, MO tornado, which now stands at 117, we are no doubt in for more claims – dutifully amplified by the news media – that 'climate change' must somehow be at least partly responsible for this Spring's wild weather.

    And, to some extent, I'm inclined to agree. That is, if they are talking about the natural cooling effects of La Nina and the tendency for tornado outbreaks to be associated with cooler (not warmer) climate conditions.

    But I suspect that's just the opposite of the message they will be preaching.
    So, let's look at 2 statistics: 1) the number of strong to violent tornadoes, and 2) the deadliest tornadoes in U.S. history

    For a few very different reasons, I don't think people should just think this is an abberation. Roy Spencer is a climate scientist and climate warming 'realist' but the brief analysis here just reveals a "downward trend in strong (F3) to violent (F5) tornadoes in the U.S. since statistics began in the 1950s." We also learn that before this month, the deadliest tornadoes were pre 1960, but I suspect that communications were not as good as they are now, so in theory, more people can be saved and so the statistics are skewed. Currently, we are seeing very strange atmosphereic conditions over the eastern United States that distinctly look like hurricanes forming over land, but scientists tell us that this is impossible because there is no acceptable explanation by meterologists using their non electromagnetic universe models for this occurence, even though we can look at the weather radar signatures and see the state-wide swirls of 'water vapour' for ourselves. Scientists have also predicted that the hurricance season is going to be above average too, so that should be something to worry a few. It's sad to say that tornado and hurricane formation is still not very well understood by meterorologists but there are scientists who are considered 'mavericks', who successfully and regularly predict them as part of their severe weather forecasts. Over at Piers Corbyn says he was right to within 1 day of the severe risk of tornadoes in the United States that he described as a Extra Top Red warning (see the details posted for the 15th May below). Corbyn uses solar and cosmic factors to predict the weather and his track record is excellent.

    NOAA hurricane outlook indicates an above-normal Atlantic season
    Watts Up With That, 19th May 2011

    23-5-11 Tornado swarm ~midwest predicted by WeatherAction 3 weeks ahead, 23rd May 2011
    Please note the discussion in the comments that Piers Corbyn give his expertise and knowledge away for free... this mentality is sickening... free, free, free.... the beggar mentality. I suppose these people think that Piers should live on the pavement and beg for food whilst he's making everybody else's life easier.

    The Tornado Epidemic Of April 2011 [VIDEO]
    Fast Company, 24th May 2011
    "The weekend's tornado in Joplin, Mo., was just the latest--and most devastating--of what has been a rash of tornadoes. In April, more than 360 people were killed by tornadoes. The previous record was 267, in 1974. As of yesterday, there had been 1,151 tornadoes this year. Last year at this time, there had only been 506. NOAA has documented the tornadoes reported in the month in this chilling video:"

    Astonishing new aerial images Joplin, Missouri
    a12iggymom blog, 24th May 2011

    Aerial Photographs of Joplin Before and After the Tornado
    New York Times, 25th May 2011

    Midwest Twisters Claim More Than 500 Lives(video)
    Sky News, 26th May 2011

    This is a good summary of storm chaser tornado footage. Some in the the blogosphere are suggesting the death toll in Jopin is far far higher than the official number reported. There are personal testimonies from people being picked up in the blogosphere and it is really to see that the probably number of dead will be in the region of 500-750 dead, just from Joplin alone. This is the same pattern of major disasters occuring in the United States and the authorities playing down the number of dead. I simply don't understand why they do this, this was a F4 tornado, 3/4 mile across and was on the ground for 6/7 miles in a city where 3/4 of the buildings were destroyed. People not in a basement had very little chance.

    US military goes to war with climate sceptics
    Political action on climate change may be mired in Congress, but one arm of government at least is acting: the Pentagon
    The Guardian News, 20th May 2011
    Federal legislation to combat climate change is quashed for the foreseeable future, scuttled by congressional climate cranks who allege the climate-science jury is still out. What's become clear is that, for some, the jury will always be out. We can't stack scientific facts high enough to hop over the fortified ideological walls they've erected around themselves. Fortunately, though, a four-star trump card waits in the wings: the US national security apparatus. [...]

    CNA Corporation, a nonprofit that conducts research for the Navy and Marines, echoed the Pentagon's urgency, writing, "Climate change, from the Military Advisory Board's perspective, presents significant risks to America's national security." The Army Environmental Policy Institute, the National Intelligence Council and the Centre for a New American Security have issued similar reports on the dangers of runaway climate change and what it could mean for geopolitics.

    Well, the climate fanatics are desperate and are hoping the US Military can stamp all over the opposition on their behalf... Well, we know the US Military are extremely well informed based on the hundreds of their top secret satellites probing our solar system that we don't know much about. We can surmise that they know full well that the cosmic environment is changing and hence will change the climate on Earth. However, as we are finding out it, this does not necessarily mean "global warming," a prediction that has become an embarassing failure. However, there is massive planetary change as our planet is experiencing Space Weather, a deluge of solar, cosmic, galactic and intergalactic energies at the same time that Earth's magnetic shielding continues to disintegrate. The US Military are now having to worry about the effectiveness of their computer systems that use GPS. In this regard, as far as I am aware, attempts at geoengineering the planet may not actually help... to be honest, I am please to say the Electromagnetic Universe rules.

    Update on the CERN CLOUD experiment (Video)
    Watts Up With That, 14th May 2011
    According to Nigel Calder's Blog, CERN's CLOUD experiment (testing Svensmarks's cosmic-ray theory) shows a large enhancement of aerosol production and the results are due for release in 2 or 3 months' time. There is a short Physics World interview with Jasper Kirkby which is worthwhile viewing and was published a couple of days ago… [...]

    In this special video report for CLOUD project leader Jasper Kirkby explains what his team is trying to achieve with its experiment. “We're trying to understand what the connection is between a cosmic ray going through the atmosphere and the creation of so-called aerosol seeds – the seed for a cloud droplet or an ice particle,” Kirkby explains.

    I think these CLOUD experiments are some of the most important climate related going on, but I am not totally convinced a CERN particle accelerator is needed (overkill). We live on Earth in a natural particle accelerator as cosmic rays are constantly raining down on our heads 24/7. I simply don't buy the argument about being able to simulate and control cosmic ray arrivals either. Anyway, experts tell us:
    For nearly a century, scientists have wondered about the origin of cosmic rays–subatomic particles of matter that stream in from outer space. “Where exactly, we don't know,” said Scott Wakely, Assistant Professor in Physics at the University of Chicago. “They're raining down on the atmosphere of the Earth, tens of thousands of particles per second per square meter.

    Radiation flashes may help crack cosmic mystery
    University of Chicago, 3rd December 2007
    The original experiments by Svensmark et al. were done exceedingly cheaply with the same controlled environment but with natural cosmic rays coming through the ceiling for free.... Whatever, I just hope the results are not skewed for political purposes...

    What climate science has come to: a rap music video with expletives
    Watts Up With That, 11th May 2011
    While not as bad as the horrid 10:10 video exploding children, I have to wonder this about the actual scientists that participated in this farce: what were you thinking ?

    Of course, it does seem some circles in climate science are all about bling, and cheerleaders, and labeling people with ugly insulting profanity these days. So maybe, this is simply “state of the art”. The phrase “Real Climate Scientists” is used…hmm.

    Watch this video from Australia (warning – profanities)

    Unbelievable.... horrid... desperate or what? By the way, the warning about the profanities is necessary for those with delicate ears... Update We have a voice of reason... Sean OConnor says: May 12, 2011 at 2:25 am "Come on, it wasn't that bad! But maybe a riposte could be:
    Where has all the warming gone?
    Long time passing
    Where has all the warming gone?
    Long time ago
    Where has all the warming gone?
    Graphs have declined every one
    When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?"

    Earth's Energy Imbalance and Implications (Video)
    WUWT, 21st April 2011
    Dr. James Hansen, NASA scientist, advocate, and protestor with a rap sheet released a new paper (non peer reviewed) on his website recently. A video report follows. The paper is titled: Earth's Energy Imbalance and Implications (click for PDF)

    Here's a portion of the abstract:
    Improving observations of ocean temperature confirm that Earth is absorbing more energy from the sun than it is radiating to space as heat, even during the recent solar minimum. This energy imbalance provides fundamental verification of the dominant role of the human-made greenhouse effect in driving global climate change. Observed surface temperature change and ocean heat gain constrain the net climate forcing and ocean mixing rates. We conclude that most climate models mix heat too efficiently into the deep ocean and as a result underestimate the negative forcing by human-made aerosols.

    I have changed the title here to reflect Hansen's new paper and the accompanying video. I am not interested in the climate change politics here, but it seems that nobody is arguing about the facts of this energy imbalance, just the cause.... The video linked here is just over an hour, but it's boring, like watching paint dry... The reason I am bothering is that the energy imbalance is the exact reason why some seismologists believe that there is a dramatic rising trend of earthquakes with more energy... There was a CBS article in June 2008 Today's Quakes Deadlier Than In Past that was quickly removed and the scientist Dr Tom Chalko called a nutjob because he dared to point out the global annual energy of earthquakes on Earth began to increase quickly after 1990... maybe it's just a coincidence but this is after 1989 when we had The Great Magnetic Storm and Space Weather started to get really serious with the delivery of billions and billions of tons of charged particles with each solar flare equivalent to the magnetic energy of 100 billion Hiroshima sized atomic bombs... So now on Earth, we are experiencing mega earthquakes that are only supposed to happen once every 1000 years but instead are occuring every other year on top of the 25 year cycle of greater and then lesser activity which was expected. I am seriously wondering after watching the magnetosphere getting hammered again today, what is going to happen next...

    Earthquakes 5 times more energetic than 20 years ago
    Sci e-research, May 2011
    New research complied by an Australian scientist Dr Tom Chalko shows that global seismic activity on Earth is now five times more energetic than it was just 20 years ago. [...]

    “The most serious environmental danger we face on Earth may not be climate change, but rapidly and systematically increasing seismic, tectonic and volcanic activity,” said Dr Chalko.

    “Increase in the annual energy of earthquakes is the strongest symptom yet of planetary overheating.”

    “NASA measurements from space confirm that Earth as a whole absorbs at least 0.85 Megawatt per square kilometer more energy from the Sun than it is able to radiate back to space. This “thermal imbalance” means that heat generated in the planetary interior cannot escape and that the planetary interior must overheat. Increase in seismic, tectonic and volcanic activities is an unavoidable consequence of the observed thermal imbalance of the planet,” said Dr Chalko.

    UN Embarrassed by Forecast on Climate Refugees
    De Spiegel, 18th April 2011
    Six years ago, the United Nations issued a dramatic warning that the world would have to cope with 50 million climate refugees by 2010. But now that those migration flows have failed to materialize, the UN has distanced itself from the forecasts. On the contrary, populations are growing in the regions that had been identified as environmental danger zones.

    It was a dramatic prediction that was widely picked up by the world's media. In 2005, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations University declared that 50 million people could become environmental refugees by 2010, fleeing the effects of climate change.

    But now the UN is distancing itself from the forecast: "It is not a UNEP prediction," a UNEP spokesman told SPIEGEL ONLINE. The forecast has since been removed from UNEP's website. Official statistics show that the population in areas threatened by global warming is actually rising. The expected environmental disasters have yet to materialize.

    The crowd at Anthony Watts' blog (recently voted best science blog) and others, have been pointing out this rather epic fail and it has inspired Watts to set up a The Climate FAIL Files. It should already have quite a few entries because as regulars will know, our scientists don't understand our climate enough to be able to make any major predictions. Rather, it would be much wiser for climate scientists to acknowledge the fact that the climate has been changing for billions of years and this has been totally unrelated to the influence of humans... Anyway, don't miss the photo gallery, some of the pics are amazing...

    The UN “disappears” 50 million climate refugees, then botches the disappearing attempt
    WUWT, 15th April 2011
    The farce is laid out in full technicolour...

    The big self parodying “climate change blame” list
    WUWT, 3rd April 2011

    The following has been partly referenced and inspired by Numberwatch. The differences between this list and Numberwatch are:

    1. I have tried to select my sources only from peer reviewed letters, papers, abstracts, correspondence etc, or from the IPCC.

    2. The list contains only research that appears to arrive at contradictory and opposite findings.

    3. Items and links in brackets are just for extra information purposes though some are peer reviewed.

    4. I have also added many of my own finds to the list.

    Below are just a few things caused by man-made Global Warming Climate Change Global Climate Disruption Excessive Climate Change Research Funding.

    Here we have a link to Numberwatch and currently there are 854 things being blamed on global warming and as it pointed out, all on 0.006 deg C per year! This so-called 'research' related list of contradictory findings, is also worthy of note.

    New climate data term: “bodge”
    WUWT, 31st March 2011
    I learn something new every day. “Bodge” – here's the definition from Wikitionary:
    Etymology 1

    The term “bodge” derives from Middle English boccen, which means “to mend.” Verb

    bodge (third-person singular simple present bodges, present participle bodging, simple past and past participle bodged) [...]

    Muir Russell and the Briffa Bodge

    There has been some recent discussion of the Briffa bodge – an early technique to hide the decline. I had drafted a post on the topic and its handling by the Muir Russell “inquiry” in early July 2010, but did not publish the post at the time. In today's post, I've slightly updated my July 2010 draft.

    The discussion of the English term "bodge" in relation to manipulating climate data is a wonderful lesson in semantics, but the article and the overall discussion of climate scientists "bodging" climate data borders on the hilarious.

    Steve McIntyre uncovers another hockey stick trick
    WUWT, 24th March 2011

    Just when you think the bottom of the Hockey Stick rabbit hole has been reached, Steve McIntyre finds yet more evidence of misconduct by the Team.

    The research was from Briffa and Osborn (1999) published in Science magazine and purported to show the consistency of the reconstruction of past climate using tree rings with other reconstructions including the Mann Hockey Stick. But the trick was exposed in the Climategate dossier, which also included code segments and datasets.

    In the next picture, Steve shows what Briffa and Osborn did – not only did they truncate their reconstruction to hide a steep decline in the late 20th Century but also a substantial early segment from 1402-1550:

    Comment: Reading through the comments, I found the following:
    Paul Westhaver March 24, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Yesterday I remarked about the vernacularization of science language and discipline.

    Today it is worse. Science as a word is going to end up in the thesaurus with words like:

    abracadabra, alchemy, astrology, augury, bewitchment, black art, conjuration, conjuring, conjury, devilry, diabolism, divination, enchantment, exorcism, fascination, foreboding, fortune-telling, hocuspocus, horoscopy, illusion, incantation, legerdemain, magnetism, necromancy, occultism, power, prediction, presage, prophecy, rune, science, sleight of hand, soothsaying, sorcery, sortilege, spell, superstition, thaumaturgy, trickery, voodoo, voodooism, witchcraft, wizardry

    I disagree with the inclusion of magnetism but since it's largely a mystery to most scientists, I can see why it's included on the list...

    Plane spotters needed for climate survey
    Met Office, 4th March 2011

    4 March 2011 - Scientists at the Met Office and Royal Meteorological Society are asking everyone in the country to take part in the OPAL Climate Survey.

    The OPAL survey is open to people of all ages and aims to provide scientists with data which will help them investigate ways in which we affect the climate and how the climate may affect us.

    Global climate change is predicted to give milder winters and hotter summers across the UK, with more frequent heatwaves. By discovering how hot or cold people feel should help us judge how adaptable we might be to future climate change.

    Dr Mark McCarthy, Climate Research Scientist at the Met Office, said: "Climate change poses many challenges for both the natural environment and human populations worldwide. The new insights from the OPAL climate survey will complement and build on our existing research looking at the potential impacts of climate change through the 21st Century."

    I really don't know what this is about, but no doubt it will generate some discussion in the blogosphere. My suggestion is they are making sure that the coverage of artificial clouds is as high as possible...

    WUWT – Voted Best Science Blog in the 2011 Bloggies
    WUWT News, 27th February 2011
    This was truly surprising. According to the Bloggies Facebook page, WUWT has been named the first ever winner of the Best Science Blog category (new this year for the Bloggies), beating Wired and Boing Boing, both of whom have way more reach and traffic than we do. I suppose it demonstrates the loyalty of our readers.

    Well deserved too...

    New Geomagnetism Reference Page
    WUWT, 24th February 2011
    "Adding to the growing collection of reference pages available on the drop down menu is the latest offering that display aspects of geomagnetism. This is helpful for people interested in Auroras or who want to monitor earthly effects from solar disturbances."
    "This looks useful..."

    Letters to a heretic: An email conversation with climate change sceptic Professor Freeman Dyson
    The Independent, 25th February 2011
    From: Steve Connor

    To: Freeman Dyson

    You are one of the most famous living scientists, credited as a visionary who has reshaped scientific thinking. Some have called you the "heir to Einstein", yet you are also a "climate sceptic" who questions the consensus on global warming and its link with carbon dioxide emissions. Could we start by finding where we agree? I take it you accept for instance that carbon dioxide is a powerful greenhouse gas that warms the planet (1); that atmospheric concentrations of CO2 have risen since direct measurements began several decades ago (2); and that CO2 is almost certainly higher now than for at least the past 800,000 years (3), if you take longer records into account, such as ice-core data. [...]

    First of all, please cut out the mention of Einstein. To compare me to Einstein is silly and annoying.

    Comment: More haranguing of a famous scientist, who refuses to obey and believe in the CO2 is causing global warming meme. Climate scientists can't even prove that there has been any significant warming and have been reduced to massaging the various different world temperature datasets. If you want a list of prime heretical websites the highly irreverent Climate Depot has a long list and keeps the finger on the pulse of the more entertaining climate stories.

    WUWT is a finalist in the 2011 “bloggies” awards
    Watts Up With That, 6th February 2011
    I was very surprised to learn today (almost a week later) that WUWT has been nominated for Best Science Blog in the 2011 Bloggies. This is like the Superbowl for bloggers. This nomination was done by a blind vote of some 200 people that got nomination ballots. I'm up there with HuffPo, Wired and many others in this award contest. Who isn't on it is equally interesting. Please read on for info on how to cast your votes for WUWT and other bloggers.

    I am very happy to see that Anthony Watts's Watts Up With That? has been nominated, for Best Science Blog. I will be voting as I am grateful that he has worked really hard and attracted a lot of intelligent and educated people (truth seekers) who are interested in understanding our reality.

    BBC4's “Meet the Skeptics”, 2nd February 2011
    Lord Monckton is rather upset with the producers of this show, so much that he filed a legal action for a right of reply according to Bishop Hill.

    I was interviewed (captured really, they flagged me down in the conference hall foyer with no notice) by this production group at the Heartland conference last year in Chicago, giving well over an hour's worth of an interview in which they asked the same question several times in different ways, hoping to get the answer they wanted. This is an old news interviewing trick to get that golden sound bite. I knew what they were doing, and kept giving the answers my way. [...]

    The film features Britain's pre-eminent sceptic Lord Christopher Monckton as he tours the world broadcasting his message to the public and politicians alike. Can he convince them and Murray that there is nothing to worry about?

    This is the trailer, which everyone can view:

    Well, the global warming fight continues, Lord Christopher Monckton is a big target and the BBC seem to have lost all impartiality. I like this comment,

    Boudu says: February 1, 2011 at 1:21 am

    I am an video editor (some, perhaps would even say skilled) with 25 years experience of editing tv programmes and documentaries. The first thing to remember is that all documentaries are fiction. They tell a story, predetermined by the producer. 'Meet the Skeptics' was a great example of clumsy, heavy handed storytelling. Nothing more. The most telling techniques include the way Monckton was seldom given more than 10 seconds to say anything, with cutaways covering obvious edits in his talking in order to make it seem like he is saying something he probably isn't. It's easy. I do it everyday, though I tend to do it to enhance understanding not to misrepresent. On the other hand, Monckton's detractors were given free reign to speak with 30, 40, 45 seconds of screen time to expound their ideas and make their point.

    The BBC became a propaganda machine for climate change zealots, says Peter Sissons... and I was treated as a lunatic for daring to dissent
    Daily Mail, 25th January 2011
    Institutionally biased to the Left, politically correct and with a rudderless leadership. This is Peter Sissons' highly critical view of the BBC in his new memoirs, in which he describes his fascinating career over four decades as a television journalist. Here, in the latest part of our serialisation, he reveals how it was heresy at the BBC to question claims about climate change?.?.?.

    My time as a news and ­current affairs anchor at the BBC was characterised by weak leadership and poor ­direction from the top, but hand in hand with this went the steady growth of political correctness.

    Indeed, it was almost certainly the ­Corporation's unchallengeable PC culture that made strong leadership impossible.

    Leadership – one person being in charge, trusting his or her own judgment, taking a decision and telling others what to do– was shied away from in favour of endless meetings of a dozen or more ­people trying to arrive at some sort of consensus.

    The battle over the science behind the claim that humans are changing Earth's climate is basically one that has been fought at many levels. The high pressure to conform to an ideology with massive implications for the future of mankind means that many people have been placed in a position where revealing their honest truth really mattered. Yes, there is a real concern, but not for the reasons offered to the general public who were asked to become paying believers. World government is now trying to change our perception of what is happening, but it is now becoming common knowledge that evolutionary change is being driven by Space Weather, something that cannot be controlled by humans, despite the many different desperate attempts being made.

    Cosmic rays contribute 40 p.c. to global warming: study
    The Hindu, 21st January 2011
    A key belief of climate science theology – that a reduction in carbon emissions will take care of the bulk of global warming – has been questioned in a scientific paper released by the Environment Ministry on Monday.

    Physicist and the former ISRO chairman, U.R. Rao, has calculated that cosmic rays – which, unlike carbon emissions, cannot be controlled by human activity – have a much larger impact on climate change than The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) claims.

    In fact, the contribution of decreasing cosmic ray activity to climate change is almost 40 per cent, argues Dr. Rao in a paper which has been accepted for publication in Current Science, the preeminent Indian science journal. The IPCC model, on the other hand, says that the contribution of carbon emissions is over 90 per cent.

    'Cosmic ray impact ignored'

    Releasing Dr. Rao's findings as a discussion paper on Thursday, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh noted that “the impact of cosmic ray intensity on climate change has thus far been largely ignored by the mainstream scientific consensus.” He added that the “unidimensional focus” on carbon emissions by most Western countries put additional pressure on countries like India in international climate negotiations.

    Yes, carbon dioxide is naturally made in Earth's atmosphere due to the action of cosmic rays indirectly interacting on nitrogen atoms. Man-made carbon in the air comes from burning fossil fuels and detonating nuclear bombs, see Radiocarbon Dating and Bomb Carbon. Since, I made this discovery, I have been wondering why this was not being discussed on climate websites and forums, because of the well reported recent large increase in cosmic rays.

    Cuccinelli-Mann probe takes a bizarre twist
    WUWT, 18th January 2011
    Wow. In the middle of the battle, the warmists erroneously send up a flare from their position, drawing undue attention to the target. I rather expected a moribund outcome from this investigation, maybe a couple of embarrassing quotes, maybe a hotheaded Santeresque comment by Dr. Michael Mann about Dr. Pat Michaels, but that was about it.

    Now, with them trying to retroactively change the law as a way to head off the investigation, it makes me wonder if maybe there's really something profound there in those communications after all. Bad move fellas, you just made the Q Score for this story triple.

    The Climate AGW skeptics are quite puzzled over at WUWT, but it looks like a game changer has loomed over the horizon as Mann seems to be desperately trying to fight off time in prison. I like the following comment:
    jorgekafkazar says: January 18, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    David L says: “What skeletons do they have in that UVa closet to make them go to such great lengths to hide some emails?”

    Obviously, enough evidence that the whole AGW con may unravel world-wide. The Warmists will throw money at this problem until it goes away. They have a budget of billions, and much of it is YOUR money, anyway. “To infinity and beyond!”
    Ok, we all know the levels of corruption are high but for goodness sake, this is about climate science!

    ClimateGate: UVA 'Getting its Nixon On'
    Survival Station, 18th January 2011
    "As his other project, the University of Virginia, gets further backed into a corner on the 'Hockey Stick' records it is spending upwards of a half a million dollars to keep from the public (even though the public paid for and has every right to them), we now see what Charlottesville radio host Joe Thomas of WCHV likes to note in this context as “UVA getting its Nixon on”. This time with a little help from its friends outraged that laws would be applied to the academic class:"
    seriously, incredible stuff....

    Yes, Virginia, A Climate Cover-Up
    Investors Business Daily, 20th January 2011
    "Democrats in Virginia are trying to stop their attorney general from probing climate fraud carried out by university researchers at taxpayer expense. Are they afraid of finding the inconvenient truth? It's not the crime, it's the cover-up, as the saying goes."

    THE term "climate change" could be replaced by "climate challenges"
    The Australian, 9th January 2011
    THE term "climate change" could be replaced by "climate challenges" if a federal commissioned marketing study is taken onboard. The study of attitudes to climate change among farmers, commissioned by the Agriculture Department, found only 27 per cent of those surveyed believed human activity was causing climate change, compared with 58 per cent of urban dwellers. As well, primary producers are "very resistant to carbon trading". "It fills them with dread, and there were strong negative reactions towards it," the report says. Handed to the department late last year, the report warns that terminology that fails to take into account the attitude of primary producers towards human-induced climate change risks failure. The term "climate change" sets up negative reactions among primary producers for a number of reasons, from scepticism through to perceptions that they are being held solely responsible for causing climate change, it says.

    So, people don't like the term "change", well I know that! Maybe, this can be summed up as a need to rebrand climate change, because too many people don't believe in anthropogenic warming. This view has been strengthened by the furore over Climategate and the thefts of huge sums of money associated with failed carbon trading exchanges. Well, leaving that aside, I want to know when the general public will be informed that the problem is cosmic and we are facing massive planetary upheaval caused by Space Weather. Here is the link to the WUWT article, with the nice new headline image, Spin, span, spun: now it's “climate challenges”

    Green Groups Try to Sex Up Climate Change
    Spiegel Online, 3rd January 2011
    The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere keeps going up and up, but public interest in climate change is sinking. Environmentalists are trying to come up with new ways to make the issue sexy. But shock tactics can backfire all too easily. Climate change used to make headlines. But these days the issue appears to have largely fallen off the radar.

    World leaders recently negotiated a new climate agreement at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico, but public interest in the issue was limited. It was a marked contrast to the UN climate conference in Copenhagen in December 2009, which had been declared of historic importance in the runup to the meeting, only to then fail spectacularly. The theft of e-mails from the University of East Anglia had badly damaged the image of climate research shortly before the summit.

    Environmentalists and scientists are concerned about the massive drop in public interest in the topic over the last year. Now they are looking for new strategies to turn the tide. They're searching for so-called "mind bombs" -- highly emotional images that reduce a complex problem down to one core message.

    I hardly know what to say... whatever these Greens try, it does not seem to be work... yes, we know the Green Agenda is based on lies, but it's still quite amazing... From the Photo Gallery, there is one picture [2/12] of some blood splattered bodies, I suppose this was used before the 10:10 fiasco... I like the polar bear image [8/12], but it's now confirmed that the polar bears are not in trouble, as reported by the BBC, 23rd Deecmber 2010, Polar bears not endangered, US confirms .

    Tim Ball - Climategate & The Anthropogenic Global Warming Fraud
    Red Ice Radio, 12th December 2009
    "Tim Ball joins us from Canada to discuss Climategate, the East Anglia University Hacked Emails, the Global Warming Scandal and the upcoming COP15 Conference, the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen and the emerging of World Government. Tim has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Winnipeg, a Master of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba in Geography, and a Ph.D. degree in climatology from the University of London. He is the former head of "Friends of Science"."
    In Part I of the interview, Tim Ball discusses the scientific fraud associated with Climate science but he also deals with how emotional blackmail is being used to further the AGW agenda.

    Eight Botched Environmental Forecasts
    Fox News, 30th December 2010
    A new year is around the corner, and some climate scientists and environmental activists say that means we're one step closer to a climate Armageddon. But are we really?

    Predicting the weather -- especially a decade or more in advance -- is unbelievably challenging. What's the track record of those most worried about global warming? Decades ago, what did prominent scientists think the environment would be like in 2010? has compiled eight of the most egregiously mistaken predictions, and asked the predictors to reflect on what really happened.

    1. Within a few years "children just aren't going to know what snow is." Snowfall will be "a very rare and exciting event." Dr. David Viner, senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia, interviewed by the UK Independent, March 20, 2000.

    2. "[By] 1995, the greenhouse effect would be desolating the heartlands of North America and Eurasia with horrific drought, causing crop failures and food riots…[By 1996] The Platte River of Nebraska would be dry, while a continent-wide black blizzard of prairie topsoil will stop traffic on interstates, strip paint from houses and shut down computers." Michael Oppenheimer, published in "Dead Heat," St. Martin's Press, 1990.

    3. "Arctic specialist Bernt Balchen says a general warming trend over the North Pole is melting the polar ice cap and may produce an ice-free Arctic Ocean by the year 2000." Christian Science Monitor, June 8, 1972.

    4. "Using computer models, researchers concluded that global warming would raise average annual temperatures nationwide two degrees by 2010." Associated Press, May 15, 1989.

    5. "By 1985, air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half." Life magazine, January 1970.

    6. "If present trends continue, the world will be ... eleven degrees colder by the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us in an ice age." Kenneth E.F. Watt, in "Earth Day," 1970.

    7. "By the year 2000 the United Kingdom will be simply a small group of impoverished islands, inhabited by some 70 million hungry people ... If I were a gambler, I would take even money that England will not exist in the year 2000." Ehrlich, Speech at British Institute For Biology, September 1971.

    8. "In ten years all important animal life in the sea will be extinct. Large areas of coastline will have to be evacuated because of the stench of dead fish." Ehrlich, speech during Earth Day, 1970

    Amazing... This is a reminder that the climate and environment have been targeted by sinister forces telling us blatant lies for many decades.

    The Abiding Faith Of Warm-ongers, 22nd December 2010
    Climate: Nothing makes fools of more people than trying to predict the weather. Whether in Los Angeles or London, recent predictions have gone crazily awry. Global warming? How about mini ice age?

    The sight of confused and angry travelers stuck in airports across Europe because of an arctic freeze that has settled across the continent isn't funny. Sadly, they've been told for more than a decade now that such a thing was an impossibility – that global warming was inevitable, and couldn't be reversed.

    This article is simple, short and too the point. Anyway, I actually think this is sad. We needed to have prepared for massive climate change so that our civilisation could more easily adapt, instead of which we have the psychopaths trying to take ultimate control and make a fast buck. There are many articles pointing out the fact that we are being led by the nose by fools.

    Background Info:

    A True Inquiry Into Climate & Weather (1/2): A Hot Potato
    It's Rainmaking Time!, October 25, 2009

    Here is an interview by Kim Greenhouse at It's Rainmaking Time! of Bob Felix, author of Not by Fire, But By Ice and Magnetic Reversals & Evolutionary Leaps. Bob has spent considerable time researching climate, extinctions, magnetic reversals, and ice ages. His books present staggering evidence of global cooling that suggests an ice age could begin at any moment. Bob is joined by respected meteorologist Joe D'Aleo and Canadian climatologist Dr. Tim Ball.

    A True Inquiry Into Climate & Weather (2/2): The Plot Thickens
    It's Rainmaking Time!, November 14, 2009

    In Part 2 we have an interview with astrophysicist Dr. Willie Soon (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) and climatologist Dr. David Legates (University of Delaware). Dr Willie Soone is awesome, a scientist with a heart and a spiritual pulse, who actually understands what a real scientist is and refuses to compromise. He is passionate, but in this interview it takes a while for him to warm up, but believe me, when he drops the cool scientific exterior, this interview reveals just the kind of §*#%§ that quality people are having to face. One would normally expect bad treatment from those who are mentally deficient, but not from scientists who are supposed to be able to apply reason and logic. The interview warm ups after Soone starts talking about polar bear politics and then we get the discussion of scientists on the money gravy train and sold on the CO2 religion. Yes, we have seen this sentiment in articles, but rarely has this been explained with such passion!

    Magnetic Reversals & Climate
    It's Rainmaking Time!, October 13, 2010

    Also, I would also like to point out another interview with Robert Felix that is directly relates to my essay The Greatest Transition. He associates magnetic reversals and excursions with the precession of the equinox and provides details of the geological evidence. Even though he is not a trained scientist, he has earned the respect of scientists for pointing out that the evidence suggests we are at a point of massive transition and are most likely now heading for a mini ice-age. In this interview, we get a description of severe Space Weather that is associated with evolutionary change. This links up with all the current scientific interest in the conflagration associated with nanodiamonds encased in carbon spherules, found in part of a sedimentary layer (the carbon rich "black mat") known as the Younger Dryas Boundary, that was caused by a major cosmic event that scientists think occured about 12,900 years ago.

    The green hijack of the Met Office is crippling Britain
    The Met Office's commitment to warmist orthodoxy means it drastically underestimates the chances of a big freeze, says Christopher Booker
    The Telegraph, 26th December 2010
    By far the biggest story of recent days, of course, has been the astonishing chaos inflicted, to a greater or lesser extent, on all of our lives by the fact that we are not only enjoying what is predicted to be the coldest December since records began in 1659, but also the harshest of three freezing winters in a row. [...]

    What seems completely to have passed Mr Quarmby by, however, is the fact that in these past three years the Met Office's forecasting record has become a national joke. Ever since it predicted a summer warmer and drier than average in 2007 – followed by some of the worst floods in living memory – its forecasts have been so unerringly wrong that even the chief adviser to our Transport Secretary might have noticed.

    The Met Office's forecasts of warmer-than-average summers and winters have been so consistently at 180 degrees to the truth that, earlier this year, it conceded that it was dropping seasonal forecasting. Hence, last week, the Met Office issued a categorical denial to the Global Warming Policy Foundation that it had made any forecast for this winter. [...]

    The real question, however, is why has the Met Office become so astonishingly bad at doing the job for which it is paid nearly £200 million a year – in a way which has become so stupendously damaging to our country?

    The answer is that in the past 20 years, as can be seen from its website, the Met Office has been hijacked from its proper role to become wholly subservient to its obsession with global warming. (At one time it even changed its name to the Met Office “for Weather and Climate Change”.)

    The climate is mainly driven by the cosmic environment and that is changing dramatically, but the general public are not supposed to know that. Instead, 'we the public' are supposed to be convinced that Big Government and private interests should take control, by fleecing the public of cash to 'solve' the problem. It's that simple. Meanwhile, since state funded meteorologists are not very good at predicting the weather, because they don't actually understand how weather is generated, thus they have made themselves and bureaucrats fairly open to ridicule.

    Fox News: Piers Corbyn gets the last laugh
    YouTube, 27th December 2010

    The man who repeatedly beats the Met Office at its own game
    Piers Corbyn not only predicted the current weather, but he believes things are going to get much worse, says Boris Johnson.
    The Telegraph, 19th December 2010
    Do you remember? They said it would be mild and damp, and between one degree and one and a half degrees warmer than average. Well, I am now 46 and that means I have seen more winters than most people on this planet, and I can tell you that this one is a corker.

    Never mind the record low attained in Northern Ireland this weekend. I can't remember a time when so much snow has lain so thickly on the ground, and we haven't even reached Christmas. And this is the third tough winter in a row. Is it really true that no one saw this coming?

    Actually, they did. Allow me to introduce readers to Piers Corbyn, meteorologist and brother of my old chum, bearded leftie MP Jeremy. Piers Corbyn works in an undistinguished office in Borough High Street. He has no telescope or supercomputer. Armed only with a laptop, huge quantities of publicly available data and a first-class degree in astrophysics, he gets it right again and again.

    Back in November, when the Met Office was still doing its "mild winter" schtick, Corbyn said it would be the coldest for 100 years. Indeed, it was back in May that he first predicted a snowy December, and he put his own money on a white Christmas about a month before the Met Office made any such forecast. He said that the Met Office would be wrong about last year's mythical "barbecue summer", and he was vindicated. He was closer to the truth about last winter, too.

    He seems to get it right about 85 per cent of the time and serious business people – notably in farming – are starting to invest in his forecasts. In the eyes of many punters, he puts the taxpayer-funded Met Office to shame. How on earth does he do it? He studies the Sun. [...]

    I have not a clue whether his methods are sound or not. But when so many of his forecasts seem to come true, and when he seems to be so consistently ahead of the Met Office, I feel I want to know more. Piers Corbyn believes that the last three winters could be the harbinger of a mini ice age that could be upon us by 2035, and that it could start to be colder than at any time in the last 200 years. He goes on to speculate that a genuine ice age might then settle in, since an ice age is now cyclically overdue.

    As blog regulars will know, I am an admirer of the maverick Piers Corbyn, with his excentric marketing tool of beating the bookies for years with his weather forecasts to the point where they refused to take his money. Now he is being lauded all over the world for his predictions and I think that is great! This is what Piers has stated:
    "Standard meteorology will consistently underestimate the lengths of cold periods and will grossly underestimate the severity of blizzard and snow deluges at times.”
    Piers Corbyn, source: link
    It's good to be in the company of people like Piers, who can think differently and get results, as I must be a heretic too, as I realised quite some time ago that global warming was a cover for the deadly serious impact of Space Weather. In September 2006, I self-published my book Tuning the Diamonds: Electromagnetism & Spiritual Evolution, and on 3rd November 2006, a copy was given to Neil Armstrong, who was giving a seminar in Oslo, Norway to business leaders. My informant tells me he was talking about the Sun and Space Weather, which I think puts me in a very exclusive group of teachers. You can get hundreds of reports on the internet about Space Weather but it's a lot more work finding information on the impact on humans, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I am not talking about the weather, but I explain why every man, woman and child on the planet is getting fried by more cosmic radiation, the evolutionary impetus and the solution that I found when I entered the lion's den of the metaphysical community. Yes, a few people were using their intuition, but no reasonable explanation could be offered for all the talk of DNA changes and energy field shielding, until I discovered Space Weather and wrote my own independent analysis of the situation. As far as I know, I was the first person in the world that new enough to link Space Weather with indigenous predictions of a New Age dominated by ether or space and I proved it by writing my book and in November 2007, for it to be placed in the UK National Archives. Luckily, someone thought the dramatic changes to our world brought about by Space Weather and the impact on humans was of some interest to future mankind.

    Piers Corbyn On Britains Coldest Winter in 100 Years
    Tory Aardvark, 16th December 2010
    Here, Piers let rip, he seems a bit annoyed...

    Inhofe: WikiLeaks climate revelations show Obama's 'desperation'
    Free Republic, 16th December 2010
    Copy: The revelation that the Obama administration used a covert CIA program to dig up dirt on countries opposed to the Copenhagen climate treaty shows a White House desperate to enforce its orthodoxy on global warming, Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe told The Daily Caller.

    Earlier this month, The Guardian newspaper reported that State Department administration officials, acting at the request of the CIA, sent a secret cable on July 31, 2009, asking U.S. diplomats to gather intelligence on other countries' preparations for the then-pending Copenhagen climate conference. The request also asked diplomats to be on the lookout for indications that countries were not fostering environmental cooperation and for evidence of countries circumventing U.N.-sponsored environmental treaties.

    The cables do not make clear whether CIA Director Leon Panetta was directly involved in the request. Panetta has a long, documented history of environmental activism, particularly on climate change, going back several decades… original source:

    This is some information that we are not suppose to know (the original version disappeared very very quickly), but quite frankly nobody is talking about why all the desperation. Ding dong! The cosmic environment of Earth is changing very quickly, we have a major problem of accelerating Space Weather [and some evidence that Earth's tilt (nutation) is unexpectedly changing], our technological societes are risk, from the very basics like electricity supply, to useless military systems that rely on GPS, but can be compromised by hardware and software errors under the influence of cosmic rays. The Greens can waive their fists all they like, this is a fundamental shift in the cosmic environment of Earth that was predicted and has arrived on time. Hence the panic by those who do not understand the Universe that cannot be compromised, bribery and corruption does not work with universal forces...

    Fox News chief enforced climate change scepticism – leaked email
    Email obtained by Media Matters reveals reporters were under orders to cast doubt on any mention of climate change
    The Guardian, 15th December 2010
    Journalists at Fox News were under orders to cast doubt on any on-air mention of climate change, a leaked email obtained by a media monitoring group revealed today.

    According to the email, obtained by Media Matters, Fox News's Washington bureau chief, Bill Sammon, imposed an order to make time for climate sceptics within 15 minutes of the airing of a story about a scientific report showing that 2000-2009 was on track to be the hottest decade on record.

    Media Matters said the bureau chief's response to the report exhibited a pattern of bias by Fox News in its coverage of climate change.

    This report can't be ignored. Well, as I have said before, the wheels have fallen off the "Global Warming" bandwagon but the Pied Pipers are still playing and the enticed simple folk are still following along, (sorry about the mixed metaphors). Hence, some sections of the media are now in an awkward position because there may be new orders to start changing the climate around the climate chatter, if you know what I mean and this leaked email looks like evidence. This must be very confusing for people who rely on the media for information, and cannot see why the previous certainty of manmade global warming, is no longer in vogue.

    Sunny days for CLOUD experiment
    Nature Blog, 15th December 2010
    An experiment designed to investigate the link between solar activity and the climate has its first results in the bag.

    At the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco today, Joachim Curtius presented data from the first runs of the CLOUD ('cosmics leaving outdoor droplets') experiment at CERN - the European particle physics lab outside of Geneva. [...]

    CLOUD uses a particle beam from CERN as a stand-in for cosmic rays, and fires them through an ultra-clean steel chamber filled with select atmospheric gases, to see if and how particles that could nucleate clouds are formed. Project head Jasper Kirkby proposed the experiment back in 1998. But it had a hard time getting off the ground - perhaps in part because Kirkby received some bad press for emphasizing the importance of cosmic rays to climate change (see this story from the National Post). CLOUD finally got going in 2006, and they started work with the full kit in November 2009 (here's a CERN video update about that).

    The results haven't yet been published, so Curtius declined to discuss the details. But the important thing is that the project is working - they have seen sulphuric acid and water combine to make particles when blasted by the CERN beam, for example, in a way that matches predictions of the most recent models.

    Nice to get an update on this very important experiment at CERN inspired by the research of Henrik Svensmark & Eigil Friis-Christensen of the Technical University of Denmark in Copenhagen. Svensmark et al, are REAL scientists and actually do REAL experiments rather than "thought experiments" or "computer modelling". All we can hope for is some scientific integrity at CERN to verify this research that would completely revolutionise our understanding and prove that Earth's climate is driven by changing factors in the cosmic environment. So as the cosmic environment changes, Earth's environment is forced to change too. It's that simple and it's been this way for billions of years. Understanding reality and our connection with the Universe, matters. More:

    Documentary: The Cloud Mystery, Part I
    YouTube Video

    The arrival of cosmic rays on Earth is increased or decreased by the general wider cosmic environment (what's going on outside our solar system) and the behaviour of the Sun. If the Sun is more active then it's magnetic field is stronger and able to deflect more cosmic rays. Cosmic rays make clouds, therefore less cosmic rays means less clouds and less heat reflected back from low level clouds into space and more warming of the globe. At the moment, our planet is experiencing cosmic rays at a Space Age high and expected to get much higher, whilst the Sun's magnetic field is sluggish but this is seen as temporary. At the same time, there are 'anomalous' cosmic rays hitting the planet from sources that scientists are trying to identify, but this appears to sometimes have a major impact on temperatures in the stratosphere. The relationship between the sun's activity and magnetic field, cosmic rays and cloud formation is important but still not completely understood, so it cannot be ignored in the discussion of what is causing climate change and as the evidence suggests, is probably the primary cause of climate change.

    Irony alert: The unusually chilly global-warming summit
    Cancun is hosting the U.N. conference on man-made climate change – amid record cold temperatures
    The week, 9th December 2010
    The irony: As negotiators from nearly 200 countries met in Cancun to strategize ways to keep the planet from getting hotter, the temperature in the seaside Mexican city plunged to a 100-year record low of 54° F. Climate-change skeptics are gleefully calling Cancun's weather the latest example of the "Gore Effect" – a plunge in temperature they say occurs wherever former Vice President Al Gore, now a Nobel Prize-winning environmental activist, makes a speech about the climate. Although Gore is not scheduled to speak in Cancun, "it could be that the Gore Effect has announced his secret arrival," jokes former NASA scientist Roy W. Spencer.

    Anthony Watts & friends have also been reveling in the irony too, with the details of the numerous new record lows. Watts is a former television meteorologist who spent 25 years on television and radio, now the proprietor of the 2008 Weblog Best Science Blog award-winning site Watts Up With That?. (Hence you can trust the stats because he attracts thousands of scientists who will correct him if he is wrong). He operates a weather technology and content business while also continuing daily forecasting on radio, he says, ”just for fun.” Info link. But seriously, many people are starting to wonder if Gaia is really going out of her way for us dumb humans to get the message that the planet is not warming.

    “Gore Effect” on Steroids: Six straight days of record low temperatures during COP16 in Cancun Mexico – more coming
    Watts Up With That, 10th December 2010

    SPECIAL REPORT: More Than 1000 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims - Challenge UN IPCC & Gore
    Climaate Depot, 8th December 2010
    Link to Complete 321-Page PDF Special Report INTRODUCTION: More than 1000 dissenting scientists (updates previous 700 scientist report) from around the globe have now challenged man-made global warming claims made by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and former Vice President Al Gore.

    This new 2010 320-page Climate Depot Special Report -- updated from 2007's groundbreaking U.S. Senate Report of over 400 scientists who voiced skepticism about the so-called global warming “consensus” -- features the skeptical voices of over 1000 international scientists, including many current and former UN IPCC scientists, who have now turned against the UN IPCC. [...]

    "I view Climategate as science fraud, pure and simple," said noted Princeton Physicist Dr. Robert Austin shortly after the scandal broke. Climategate prompted UN IPCC scientists to turn on each other. UN IPCC scientist Eduardo Zorita publicly declared that his Climategate colleagues Michael Mann and Phil Jones "should be barred from the IPCC process...They are not credible anymore."

    Lots of harsh words and a good read, if you like scientists condemning climate scientists and their clap-trap science. However, there's nothing like a broken jet stream, delivering frost, snow and ice to remind millions of people that we are experiencing "global warming".

    AGW Defender Flowchart
    Watts Up With That, 4th December 2010
    Submitted by bsfootprint in WUWT Tips and Notes

    I've been following the online global warming climate change climate disruption debate of late, and I thought it might be helpful to diagram common pro-AGW responses to skeptics.

    So: here's a flowchart I created. It summarizes what I often see while reading pro-AGW/ACC and skeptic blogs, and the often amusing “comment debates” contained therein.

    Yes, there are a lot more serious climate related articles, but I still find this flowchart of more interest because of the principle of how people can be maligned to lower their credibility in the eyes of those who don't know the facts and can only rely on popular media promulgated pseudoscientific opinion.

    The UK Met Office “Winter Forecast” – fail or faux?
    WUWT, 28th November 2010
    Have a look at these two juxtaposed news clips from the UK Daily Mail, one from October 28th, 2010, the other from November 28th, 2010.

    Headline 1:
    Winter to be mild predicts Met Office
    Daily Express, 28th October 2010

    IT'S a prediction that means this may be time to dig out the snow chains and thermal underwear.

    The Met Office, using data generated by a £33million supercomputer, claims Britain can stop worrying about a big freeze this year because we could be in for a milder winter than in past years.

    But this is the same equipment used to produce recent official seasonal forecasts – before those bulletins were axed in March after a string of much-criticised blunders. [...]

    But other experts maintain we are in for another big freeze. Positive Weather Solutions senior forecaster Jonathan Powell said: “It baffles me how the Met Office can predict a milder-than-average winter when all the indicators show this winter will have parallels to the last one.

    “They are standing alone here, as ourselves and other independent forecasters are all predicting a colder-than-average winter.
    Headline 2:
    'Stay indoors!' Police warn Britons to stay off the roads as temperatures fall to MINUS 10C and 15 inches of snow falls
    Daily Mail, 28th November 2010

    * It's the worst widespread snow for 17 years
    * Police urging people to stay indoors as the freezing conditions set to continue for weeks
    * Two people injured in four-vehicle pile-up on M1 near Sheffield
    * Man dies attempting to save dog in ice-cold river

    Freezing weather will grip Britain for weeks to come, forecasters warned tonight - with rain, sleet and snow expected across the country.

    Some of the worst widespread early snow for 17 years has seen much of the country disrupted and police in affected areas are urging people to stay indoors.

    Severe weather warnings have been in place, with Scotland and North East England experiencing the worst of the weather, and snowfalls of up to 40cm in some areas.

    It seems that these Met Office weather scientists have not realised that the wheels have fallen off the Global Warming bandwagon and are still trying to ignore the data and encouraging folk to think that our weather is just getting warmer and warmer. This is not really acceptable when meterological informaton is needed to help the government and companies run a country. However it might explain why private weather forecasters are acquiring more business customers. Latest Update:

    Mayhem Monday: Commuter chaos as temperatures are expected to hit -20C after coldest November for 25 years
    Daily Mail, 29th November 2010

    I have lived in Norway and Switzerland for over 11 years so I am used to countries that take snow seriously, this is not the case in the UK for historical reasons, so it's incredible to think that folk are trying to drive on snow without winter tyres. I have driven on packed ice on top of a Norwegian mountain range when caught in a snow storm and traffic jam (2 hours). The police partially closed the road and only allowed cars in single file, where you could barely see the lights of the car in front (yes, it was terrible), just with winter tyres, not tyres with studs and I managed, but I would think twice about driving in the UK without winter tyres, especially when I know so many people do not have full control over their car when driving on snow.

    Cosmic rays linked to rapid mid-latitude cloud changes
    Watts Up with That, 25th November 2010
    I've reported several times at WUWT on the galactic cosmic ray theory proposed by Henrik Svensmark which suggests that changes in the sun's magnetic field modulate the density of Galactic Cosmic Rays (GCRs) which in turn seed cloud formation on Earth, which changes the albedo/reflectivity to affect Earth's energy balance and hence global climate. A new paper published today in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics suggests that the relationship has been established.

    If we want to understand the major global changes on Earth, the scientific evidence suggests we need to look to the heavens for the answer.

    Gore's Movie in the UK – behind the scenes battle
    Watts Up With That, 13th November 2010
    This story begins with Ofcom, the public authority that enforces broadcasting legislation in the UK, telling me that Al Gore's film, An Inconvenient Truth (AIT) is not a 'factual documentary', and ends with them deciding that climate change - the subject of the film - is not a matter relating to current public policy. You may well wonder how this could have happened, and it will take some time to explain.

    Read the rest at Harmless Sky:

    How the broadcasting regulator sidestepped An Inconvenient Truth

    There is what looks like a typo in this article that was picked up by someone in the WUWT comments, nano pope says: November 13, 2010 at 8:18 am
    (“blogoshere”, well some need the wool sheared from their eyes, but I don't think that's what you intended.
    I believe that a new phrase has been coined, but I don't think it's an accident as it can be found in the original article. Whatever, this new phrase provides a serious depth of meaning, but it also provides some amusement!

    Climategate, a year of comedy.
    The Air Vent, 12th November 2010
    When the solar wind is perturbed from a recent flare or other event on the sun, we might get very strong aurora. After the solar wind has transferred a lot of energy into the magnetosphere, a sudden release of this built-up tension can cause an explosive auroral display. These large events are called substorms. [...]

    Climategate taught different people different lessons though. Instead of journals opening up and allowing the reasonable moderate AGW science to be published, they tightened their unofficial policies forcing the non-anointed to go through endless reviews before rejection. Countless hours are spent by those who would publish moderate work in the face of extremist AGW claims. But it is funny!! Apparently climate science believes humans can control not only the planetary temperature but the laws of physics as well! [...]

    The truth is out where even the rock dumb extremist AGWer's can figure it out now though, Mann's Nature trick to hide the decline pretty well cleared it all up. This post should serve as a warning/reminder to you all in the media and in the less informed public, we 'skeptics' of AGW extremism are well enough versed in climate science to know fully that there is a lot more than you saw from Climategate and 'hide the decline' going on behind the scenes, and it is even worse than you think.

    Many are celebrating the first anniversary of Climategate and the headline is apt, as we are provided with a sardonic summary of the skepticism surrounding climate science. The Air Vent is famous for being the website that first took notice of the efforts by an anonymous person to notify the world about the existence of the original Climategate emails.

    Mystery Solved: Why the PR hacks exploded their credibility
    JoNova, 9th November 2010
    The world was baffled. What were they thinking? This colossal PR disaster was 20 years in the making, and it took a special set of conditions to achieve a true marketing black hole.

    Never before in the history of public relations has so much star-power, money and kudos been used to score such a monstrous global own-goal. The campaign to dehumanize skeptics laid the groundwork and somehow, fittingly, the eco-terrorists own name-calling has come back to bite them.

    [...] To avert leaping into this disaster with two feet and a jet propulsion unit, all they had to do was run one focus-group, say, on three people at a bus stop. Total cost: 2 minutes and 50 cents. So just how could the 10:10 team corner the market in PR-poison in just a four minute mini movie?

    Why did they think ruthlessly killing children was funny? –

    because in their heads, they weren't killing children,

    …they were killing deniers.

    (And what's a 10 year old denier? Dead meat.)

    Excellent analysis! But I am amazed as Jo Nova refers to brain snaps, which is how cult researchers explain whats happens to the most zealous cult members, as they reach a certain critical stage in their programming. Incredibly, this is EXACTLY what many people have been writing, concerning the most ardent AGW believers and why there are real concerns about the need to deprogram children.

    Busted! 12 Photos of the Global Warming Bunko Scam, Which You'll Never, Ever See in Legacy Media
    Doug Ross Journal, 7th November 2010
    David Evans points us to truly shocking collection of photographs he's assembled (PDF) depicting the fraudulent nature of the warming fraud perpetrated by many in the Western science establishment. These photos highlight the locations of official climate thermometers, which -- if they're not missing altogether -- are intentionally placed near air conditioners or getting blasts from jet engines. You won't believe your eyes.

    A nice reminder of the ridiculous placement of temperature sensors to create the myth of rising global surface temperatures. More of the original series can be found at Best of the Blog - 'How Not To Measure Temperature'

    R.I.P.: Al Gore's Chicago Climate Exchange Has Died
    National Review, 7th November 2010
    Global warming-inspired cap and trade has been one of the most stridently debated public policy controversies of the past 15 years. But it is dying a quiet death. In a little reported move, the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) announced on Oct. 21 that it will be ending carbon trading – the only purpose for which it was founded – this year.

    Although the trading in carbon emissions credits was voluntary, the CCX was intended to be the hub of the mandatory carbon trading established by a cap-and-trade law, like the Waxman-Markey scheme passed by the House in June 2009.

    At its founding in November 2000, it was estimated that the size of CCX's carbon trading market could reach $500 billion. That estimate ballooned over the years to $10 trillion.

    Al Capone tried to use Prohibition to muscle in on a piece of all the action in Chicago. The CCX's backers wanted to use a new prohibition on carbon emissions to muscle in on a piece of, quite literally, all the action in the world.

    Money markets are a tried and tested method of robbing the poor to feed the greed of the rich, but in this case, the ususal practice of hyping up stock and getting out quick at the top seems to have failed. After Climategate and Copenhagen, it's not difficult to see that something fundamental is happening, there is a new vibe that world controllers do not understand how to manipulate.

    The Empire Strikes Back
    Watts Up With That, 6th November 2010
    Another letter from Hal Lewis to the American Physical Society

    Dr. Harold Lewis sent this today via email with a request to make it public here. I'm happy to oblige. Read the letter to understand the movie poster.- Anthony

    Date: Saturday, November 06, 2010 2:32 PM
    To: Curt_Callen
    Cc: Kate Kirby
    Subject: followup

    Dear Curt:

    When on October 6 I sent you my letter of resignation from APS , I of course expected the Empire to strike back in one way or another. It pleased me however, when I read your response, to find a very minimum of ad hominem attacks, confined mostly to apparently irresistible eruptions of “Lewis is a liar.” (“His statements are all false” is the equivalent.) So I thank you for that courtesy.

    There is a wise observation (not due to Archimedes) that if any organization is left alone, the lightweights will rise to the top.

    " ...if any organization is left alone, the lightweights will rise to the top." This statement is bothering me because I don't think it is completely true. If Hal Lewis means 'intellectual' lightweights then this statement can be compared to what is already known about how people think and that it is accepted that often, the greatest thinkers do not care about status and power. To be honest, I don't hink Hal Lewis should have bothered with this second letter, but it's still interesting to note the oblique reference to Star Wars. We can wonder whether Hal thinks that in the coming battles, he can advise the renegades against the system in the same capacity as a wise Yoda mentoring young Jedi Knights. Well, it does not matter too much, a band of global warming "deniers" and "heretics" have already wrecked the plans of world powers and that is pretty impressive.

    Is the Western Climate Establishment Corrupt?
    Science and Public Policy Institute, 6th November 2010
    How many excuses does it take? The Western Climate Establishment has allowed egregious mistakes, major errors, and obvious biases to accumulate – each factor on its own might be hard to pin down, but the pattern is undeniable.

    The Western Climate Establishment is Cheating
    • Official thermometers are overwhelmingly in warm localities such as near air conditioner exhaust vents, buildings,concrete, tarmac, or asphalt.
    • Officials hide the modern Argo data, which shows the world's oceans are cooling.
    • They ignore hundreds of thousands of weather balloon results that show the climate models overestimate future warming by at least 300%.
    • Climate scientists frequently point to the last 130 years of global warming, but don't mention the full story: the planet started warming before 1700, over a century before humans started pumping out meaningful amounts of CO2.
    • Leading authors publish a crucial graph with a deceptive colour scheme that imitates the results they wish they'd got. Why did a leading peer-reviewed climate journal publish such a naked and childish attempt at cheating?
    • Their adjustments blatantly transform the original raw data from thermometers into rising trends. And they selectively ignore thousands of other thermometers where there is less warming.
    • The Russian, Chinese and Indian climate establishments, which are financially independent of the western climate establishment, are all skeptical. As are many scientists from other branches of science, as well as many retired climate scientists (who no longer have anything to lose by speaking their minds).
    Only a Fool Would Ignore the Message in the Pattern

    Dr David Evans confessed in May 2007, I Was On the Global Warming Gravy Train and he explains:
    There is now no observational evidence that global warming is caused by carbon emissions. You would think that in over 20 years of intense investigation we would have found something. For example, greenhouse warming due to carbon emissions should warm the upper atmosphere faster than the lower atmosphere – but until 2006 the data showed the opposite, and thus that the greenhouse effect was not occurring! In 2006 better data allowed that the effect might be occurring, except in the tropics.

    The only current "evidence" for blaming carbon emissions are scientific models (and the fact that there are few contradictory observations). Historically, science has not progressed by calculations and models, but by repeatable observations.
    This essay is 40 pages long, but there is not much text but lots of photos, charts, graphs and references.

    Here's the link for the pdf download: For the Full Report in PDF Form, please click here. Once again, even though many scientists realise that the premise of carbon emissions causing global warming is a scam, there does not seem to be much acknowledgement that the real problem is related to Space Weather causing possible orbital changes and even Earth changing it's tilt (nutation). This is a problem with scientists, because they are NOT allowed to integrate many different disciplines and see The Big Picture, that's why I am doing what I am doing.

    M4GW's [Minnesotans for global warming] Newest Song - I'm a Denier
    Minnesotans for global warming, 5th November 2010
    It's a parody of "I'm a Believer" written by Neil Diamond and performed by the Monkees. This version was written by Elmer Beauregard and Brian D. Smith and performed by Elmer and the M4GW players.

    This song is in honor of all the new Republican Freshman entering Congress and the Senate most of whom are Deniers and proud of it.

    I think this is song may be our "Tour de Farce"

    Quite amusing litte ditty, further wit at Watts Up With That, Friday Funny – Congressional Frosh

    Twitter Bot Proves AGWers' Mindless Attitude, Explains Their Vast Numbers Among The Educated Classes
    OmniClimate, 4th November 2010

    And somebody is naive enough to find the whole situation “hilarious”.

    In truth, if a software developer can write an automated responding machine for Twitter ready to spit out standard AGW Truths, logic indicates that people that repeat those same Truths are just as mindless and devoid of critical thinking as any computer program. As I commented at Technology Review:

    Just like on Skeptical Science, it's a matter of switching off all forms of independent thought, and from the comfort of residing in the mainstream, of repeating the usual mantras with a certitude that goes far beyond the scientific. Replace cerebral activity with quantity of citations, and you'll be onboard to. Obligated to do so, just like the average chatbot.

    ps Had myself a couple of encounters with @AI_AGW. What I remember noticing, was the absolute lack of interest in moving the discussion beyond the usual statements. Just like the average AGWer…are we sure it WAS a chatbot? 8-)

    UPDATE: as if on cue, Phil Plait joins in, blissfully unaware that the age of the chatbots will pretty much force science writers to ask if you would like fries with that.

    Comment: I found this article hilarious but at the same time, my mind immediately linked this to the book Snapping: America's Epidemic of Sudden Personality Change [1978, 1979, 1995, 2005] by Flo Conway and Jim Siegelman. These award winning cult researchers, explain the gradual process of how humans become mindless, emotionless automatons, but it seems that conditioning people to switch off their brains and not think for themselves is now a major problem in many sections of society and something I am now accutely aware of when conversing with New Agers. Yes, the lights are on, but there is nobody home, see Comatose: Understanding the condition of 'conditioned' New Agers

    NASA GISS being sued over FOIA failures
    Watts Up With That, 4th November 2010
    Last night the Competitive Enterprise Institute, through its outside counsel Gibson Dunn, filed its brief arguing against NASA's rather scattershot and contradictory effort to dismiss our lawsuit requesting certain documents under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)(press release available here).

    Our suit, CEI vs. NASA (U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia), followed on the heels of ClimateGate, and a December 2009 Notice of Intent to Sue if NASA did not turn over certain records withheld since CEI sought them in August 2007 and January 2008 requests. That Notice was eleven months ago and, despite NASA offering some documents and admitting – temporarily – that certain others relating to the advocacy site used by NASA scientists, were “agency records”, NASA then ceased its brief steps to comply with the transparency statute FOIA.

    Comment: ”It's deja CRU all over again. – Anthony” LOL!! There is a listing here of questionable behaviour by NASA employees it's also interesting to know that NASA is heavily reliant on other (corrupted) sources for temperature data and were only applying their own data "modelling" techniques, in order to send out important sounding press releases.

    Example of Why Climate Science is Becoming a Laughingstock
    Climate Skeptic, 26th October 2010
    From the Thin Green Line, a reliable source for any absurd science that supports environmental alarmism:
    Sending and receiving email makes up a full percent of a relatively green person's annual carbon emissions, the equivalent of driving 200 miles.

    Dealing with spam, however, accounts for more than a fifth of the average account holder's electricity use. Spam makes up a shocking 80 percent of all emails sent, but most people get rid of them as fast as you can say “delete.”
    So how does email stack up to snail mail? The per-message carbon cost of email is just 1/60th of the old-fashioned letter's. But think about it – you probably send at least 60 times as many emails a year than you ever did letters.

    One way to go greener then is to avoid sending a bunch of short emails and instead build a longer message before you send it.
    This is simply hilarious, and reminds me of the things the engineers would fool the pointy-haired boss with in Dilbert.  Here was my response:

    This is exactly the kind of garbage analysis that is making the environmental movement a laughing stock.

    Environmentalism is getting very close to religion, where virtually everything you do is a sin.... Al Gore messed up badly again this week:

    Gore leaves car idling for one hour during speech; Opts for Swedish government jet over public transportation
    Climate Depot, 27th October 2010

    Lessons learned from Swedish temperature records
    Canada Free Press, 10th October 2010
    CHURCHVILLE, VA–The ten coldest winter-spring temperatures out of the last 500 in Stockholm, Sweden, were almost all during the Little Ice Age. No surprise there. The coldest was 1569, followed by 1573.

    The warmest years: 1863, 1990, 1743, 1525, 1989, 1605, 1822, 1790, 1762, and 2008, in that order. The years since 1976, supposedly with “unprecedented warming,” claim only three slots among the top ten.

    Apparently, the Modern Warming isn't all that hot. Nor do we have any temperature readings from the earlier Medieval and Roman Warmings, which the ice cores and seabed sediments tell us were even warmer than today.

    In stark contrast to the opinion in the mainstream media, some scientists have been making claims for years now that there are signs of global cooling and we could even enter an Ice Age. So, as I have reported, once we realised that scientists have been cooking the global temperature datasets to show global warming and that unbias observations suggest that global temperatures are rapidly falling, it's no surprise that the "higher-ups" have noted their faux pas and are trying to stop the global warming bandwagon in it's tracks. For the record, we read at, the following snippet:
    Severe cold in the northern hemisphere has revived arguments about climate change. Some experts say the warming process has stopped, and the climate is actually becoming cooler.

    Scientists draw their conclusions from water temperature data in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and take issue with beliefs that there may be no ice within the Arctic Circle by the summer of 2013.

    Data from US ice and snow studies show that since 2007, the amount of ice in the Arctic during summer increases by over 1 million square kilometers, about 26 percent of the original amount.

    Famous climate researcher Mojib Latif from Germany says, the oceans have their own warming and cooling cycles every 20 to 30 years. He concludes the earth is in a miniature Ice Age, and the cool trend could last 2 to 3 decades.
    We're now in a miniature Ice Age Says German scientist

    Climate Fools Day
    The Carbon Sense Coalition, 25th October 2010
    The Carbon Sense Coalition today called on Australians and Americans to join the world in celebrating Climate Fools Day on October 27th.

    The Chairman of “Carbon Sense”, Mr Viv Forbes, said that Climate Fools Day was named by protestors outside the British House of Commons on 27th October 2008 when the house was debating the Climate Bill.

    Forbes explained: “As the first October snow in 70 years blanketed the House (and a big swathe of Europe), MP's droned on about the need to fight global warming. “For six hours MP's reassured one another about the desperate need to be the first government in the world to saddle its unfortunate people with a burden estimated at £15 billion a year. As snow continued to blanket Westminster, only two MP's questioned the huge cost and dubious benefits from the energy taxes and green energy rorts they were imposing.”

    Read more: [PDF, 136KB]

    Comment: A reminder...

    President Vaclav Klaus: Climate Control or Freedom?
    Watts Up With That, 20th October 2010
    [...] We should keep saying very loudly that the current debate about global warming –and I agree with the Australian paleoclimatologist Prof. Carter that we should always speak about “dangerous human caused global warming” because it is not “warming per se that we are concerned with”[1] – is in its substance not part of the scientific discourse about the relative role of a myriad of factors influencing swings in global temperature but part of public policy debate about man and society. As R. M. Carter stresses in his recent book, “the global warming issue long ago ceased being a scientific problem.”[2]

    The current debate is a public policy debate with enormous implications.[3] It is no longer about climate. It is about the government, the politicians, their scribes and the lobbyists who want to get more decision making and power for themselves. It seems to me that the widespread acceptance of the global warming dogma has become one of the main, most costly and most undemocratic public policy mistakes in generations. The previous one was communism.

    The Czech President Vaclav Klaus is the only world leader to admit that the political machinations and ideals surrounding the climate debate are very similar to communism. If you don't have the time or inclination to read his speech, the cartoon sketches are quite funny, see . Livetoon pencil sketches of the GWPF Klaus lecture by Josh

    US physics professor: 'Global warming is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life'
    Telegraph Delingpole Blog, 9th October 2010
    Harold Lewis is Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Here is his letter of resignation to Curtis G. Callan Jr, Princeton University, President of the American Physical Society. Anthony Watts describes it thus:

    This is an important moment in science history. I would describe it as a letter on the scale of Martin Luther, nailing his 95 theses to the Wittenburg church door. It is worthy of repeating this letter in entirety on every blog that discusses science.

    It's so utterly damning that I'm going to run it in full without further comment. (H/T GWPF, Richard Brearley).

    Comment: This is a very succinct headline as it's gets the message across with no ambiguity. So far, the mainstream media has not caught onto the concept of Space Weather which is the real reason for the desperation to make up lots of lies about the massive global and evolutionary change that is currently underway.

    Satellitegate Update by John O'Sullivan
    CO2 Insanity, 6th October 2010
    The controversy over 'Satellitegate' hots up as NOAA faces a court appearance for refusing to release evidence that would show whether one or more US satellites exagerrated global warming temperatures.

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a federal agency focused on reporting the condition of the oceans and the atmosphere. When the story first broke NOAA bizarrely announced it would withdraw satellite 'images' from its archives but failed to state whether reams of cooked data had also been withdrawn.
    An official US Government statement last July confirmed that the NOAA-16 earth orbiting satellite used to measure surface temperatures suffered failure due to a “degraded” sensor system. But skeptics now fear that because government climate scientists won't answer any more questions or reveal the discredited data archives they may be guilty of fraudulently cooking the books to show super boiling temperatures. [...]

    Dubbed Satellitegate the shocking revelations proved that all such bogus data had been fed automatically into data banks that the US Government then sold all over the world. As proprietary temperature data products the junk numbers were used by domestic and international weather and climate researchers. Fears are growing that the junk data may have contaminated scores of climate models worldwide and artificially increased average global warming records by several degrees.

    Hmmm... NOAA now faces a court appearance...

    An over the top view of satellite sensor failure
    WUWT, 4th October 2010

    Satellite Data Fraud

    Dr Charles R. Anderson; “It is now perfectly clear that there are no reliable worldwide temperature records, and that we have little more than anecdotal information on the temperature history of the Earth.”

    Leading US Physicist Labels Satellitegate Scandal “A Catastrophe”.

    Respected American physicist, Dr Charles R. Anderson has waded into the escalating Satellitegate controversy publishing a damning analysis on his blog.

    In a fresh week of revelations when NOAA calls in their lawyers to handle the fallout, Anderson adds further fuel to the fire and fumes against NOAA, one of the four agencies charged with responsibility for collating global climate temperatures. NOAA is now fighting a rearguard legal defense to hold onto some semblance of credibility with growing evidence of systemic global warming data flaws by government climatologists.

    Comment: I am finding it very curious that Anthony Watts is trying to play down the Satellitegate fiasco by saying that it is a quality control issue. I have to agree, but the whole issue of satellite sensor degradation is part of the much bigger issue of the degradation of the world's satellite communication infrastructure due to Space Weather. There must be a huge problem because when they were caught out, NOAA brought in lawyers to defend itself against it's angry customers. Therefore, I simply can't agree with Watts that's it's a matter of incompetence. I don't think it's a conspiracy either, rather NASA, NOAA et al. are desperately trying to find solutions to combat Space Weather. In the meanwhile, they did not want to draw any attention to the issue, whilst hoping that major problems with data would go unnoticed.

    Length of day correlated to cosmic rays and sunspots
    WUWT, 3rd October 2010
    [...] Some authors, notably Bourget et al (1992), had begun to reveal correlations between solar activity and the length of day, and more recently, Abarca del Rio et al (2003) and Winkelnkemper (2008) in his thesis noted that the amplitude of the component semi-annual (6 months period) of the length of day and atmospheric angular momentum were anti-correlated with changes in the same period of the ” solar constant (the solar constant expresses the amount of solar energy (actually a lighting power) which would be one …) “. What could be the link between certain changes in day length, the zonal winds and solar activity?

    Now, I am only a little less skeptical... I can accept billions of tons of plasma slowing down the rotation of Earth, but not cosmic rays on their own.

    50 People Who Matter 2010 | 32. Stephen McIntyre
    Newstatesman, 27th September 2010
    When the mining expert Stephen McIntyre challenged the basis of climate science on his blog, he became a figurehead for many climate-change sceptics.

    His subsequent involvement in the 2009 "Climategate" controversy at the University of East Anglia (he was referred to in the hacked emails over 100 times) emboldened the sceptics further and changed global opinion: the number of people who believe man is responsible for global warming has fallen. The influence might not be positive, but there's no doubt he has shaped the debate.

    Inspirational! I agree, this man is a total hero for refusing to be a sheep and being determined in his quest of finding out the truth about whether the world was really experiencing "global warming." His intial target was Michael Mann's 'Hockey Stick' graph and after a lot of trouble and aggravation, McIntyre received enough data that proved that the iconic 'Hockey Stick' graph that supposedly revealed a steep warming trend in the 20th century was a fraud. For more background see, The Hockey Stick scam that heightened global warming hysteria.

    For more comment, go to WUWT Steve McIntyre – one of the top 50 people who matter & James Delingpole's blog at the Telegraph, Steve McIntyre: total bloody hero

    Global Cooling and the New World Order
    Telegraph Delingpole Blog, 26th September 2010
    Bilderberg. Whether you believe it's part of a sinister conspiracy which will lead inexorably to one world government or whether you think it's just an innocent high-level talking shop, there's one thing that can't be denied: it knows which way the wind is blowing. [...]

    Which is what makes one particular item on the group's discussion agenda so tremendously significant. See if you can spot the one I mean:

    The 58th Bilderberg Meeting will be held in Sitges, Spain 3 – 6 June 2010. The Conference will deal mainly with Financial Reform, Security, Cyber Technology, Energy, Pakistan, Afghanistan, World Food Problem, Global Cooling, Social Networking, Medical Science, EU-US relations.

    Yep, that's right. Global Cooling.

    Which means one of two things.

    Either it was a printing error.

    Or the global elite is perfectly well aware that global cooling represents a far more serious and imminent threat to the world than global warming, but is so far unwilling to admit it except behind closed doors.

    Let me explain briefly why this is a bombshell waiting to explode.

    [...] All this, of course, spells big trouble for the global power elite. As well as leading to food shortages (as, for example, it becomes harder to grow wheat in northerly latitudes; adding, of course, to such already-present disasters as biofuels and the rejection of GM), global cooling is going to find electorates increasingly angry that they have been sold a pup.

    Incredible! So while the plebs run around trying to justify their beliefs in "global warming," the elite have already realised that they have made a wrong call about the effect of the changing conditions in our solar system (and this is probably in combination with the change in Earth's tilt,) so now, they are having to discuss "global cooling". Firstly, well done James Delingpole for paying attention, since some scientists have been talking about global cooling and even an ice age for a long time now, but now, it makes sense why the Obama Administration's Climate Czar, John Holdren has been trying to change public perceptions about what is going on. Maybe, Holdren will soon forget about 'Global Climate Disruption', and start calling the climate variation 'Global Cooling'. See also WUWT: Bilderberg Group discusses “Global Cooling” at 2010 meeting

    The sun joins the climate club
    New Scientist, 23rd September 2010
    THE idea that changes in the sun's activity can influence the climate is making a comeback, after years of scientific vilification, thanks to major advances in our understanding of the atmosphere.

    The findings do not suggest - as climate sceptics frequently do - that we can blame the rise of global temperatures since the early 20th century on the sun. "There are extravagant claims for the effects of the sun on global climate," says Giles Harrison, an atmospheric physicist at the University of Reading, UK. "They are not supported."

    Where solar effects may play a role is in influencing regional weather patterns over the coming decades. Predictions on these scales of time and space are crucial for nations seeking to prepare for the future.

    Does this mean that more of the science community are being forced by the evidence to consider the role of the Sun in determining Earth's climate? For further comment see: Climate science solar shock and awe

    The morphology of “global warming”
    WUWT, 16th September 2010
    [...] ( - John Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, says that the term “global warming” is “a dangerous misnomer” that should be replaced with “global climate disruption.”

    John Holdren, our official fraudulent “Science Czar” for our  equally mendacious President, has dumped “global warming” as a “dangerous misnomer.” Ah, yes, that would be it then. It's not the facts but the words that are wrong, says America's official Doctor Science.

    In scientific terms this means John Holdren has run up the white flag and is begging for mercy. “Warming” is something we can measure scientifically. “Global Warming” is a lot more speculative, but with satellites, weather balloons, and plenty of ocean buoys, we now know that it's just wrong. Global Warming has been shot down in flames by scientific skeptics who resorted to an unfair tactic called facts and observations.

    Heh! Even I could agree to this new title!!!!! I think this is progress!!! WUWT are 'putting the boot in', but I feel really positive about this, as I know that the planet is being blasted from afar and the impact is climate disruption. Hence it's a perfect description of what is going on. Heh, let's give the Obama Administration a break!


    After “Global Climate Disruption”: next name?
    WUWT, 19th September 2010
    "My friend Kate in Saskatchewan is running a poll on what the next name might be. Here's a screencap of the poll choices. [...] My own personal favorite in “Irritable Climate Syndrome”." LOL!!

    Global warming is 'bulls**t' says Ryanair boss O'Leary
    Irish Independent, 10th September 2010
    Charging for toilets, weighing passengers and flying with a lone pilot: Ryanair's combative boss Michael O'Leary is renowned for backing unusual ideas, but some passengers may feel that even he has overstepped the mark with his latest comments – denying the existence of global warming.

    In an interview with The Independent littered with expletives, the chief executive of Europe's largest airline branded the scientific consensus that man-made pollution is heating up the planet with potentially grave consequences for the future of humanity as "horseshit". He agreed the climate was changing but denied it was caused by man-made emissions of carbon dioxide, such as those from his planes. "Nobody can argue that there isn't climate change. The climate's been changing since time immemorial," he said. "Do I believe there is global warming? No, I believe it's all a load of bullshit.

    Please note: they are not joking when they say this interview is littered with expletives, but I quite admire Michael O'Leary, as he tells it how it is. Well, we live in a society that is literally drowning in bulls**t, it's absolutely everywhere, to the extent that you can buy an intellectual treatise On Bullsh**t that has become a cult classic. One of the world's most influential moral philosophers, Princeton University, Professor Emeritus Harry G. Frankfurt, writes:
    One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bulls**t. Everyone knows this. Each of us contributes his share. But we tend to take the situation for granted. Most people are rather confident of their ability to recognize bulls**t and to avoid being taken in by it. So the phenomenon has not aroused much deliberate concern. We have no clear understanding of what bulls**t is, why there is so much of it, or what functions it serves. And we lack a conscientiously developed appreciation of what it means to us. In other words, as Harry Frankfurt writes, "we have no theory."

    Frankfurt, one of the world's most influential moral philosophers, attempts to build such a theory here. With his characteristic combination of philosophical acuity, psychological insight, and wry humor, Frankfurt proceeds by exploring how bulls**t and the related concept of humbug are distinct from lying. He argues that bulls**tters misrepresent themselves to their audience not as liars do, that is, by deliberately making false claims about what is true. In fact, bulls**t need not be untrue at all.
    Source: Princeton University title On Bulls**t
    Maybe, I should send a copy to Michael O'Leary, I think he would appreciate it... Associated with this article is a page of short video clips (dial-up and broadband version) but here, is the full broadband version [10:23] of an interview with Frankfurt thatr discusses the lack of truth in society, lying, falsehood, ethical and unethical behaviour. If you are truthseeker, then this is a must watch video! Video interview with Harry G. Frankfurt

    As far as I am concerned, the bulls**t has extended deep into the metaphysical community, as our world is changing right before our eyes and there are a host of people trying to bulls**t through the transition with no really understanding of what is driving the change. I am particularly upset, because we have young people writing to NASA saying they are going to kill themselves rather than seeing the end of the world in 2012, so I have taken a very very dim view of the crap being perpetuated by 2012 Bandwagonistas. So, Space Weather has been accelerating for over twenty years and there is real fear by world controllers that our current technological world is not going to be able to cope, and our world is likely to be transformed. The increasing ferocity of energy from deep space, is EXACTLY what the metaphysical community have been told to expect, but somehow the connection with Space Weather was MISSED by the people who do not have a great deal of understanding of reality. I:E: YOU CANNOT HAVE EVOLUTIONARY CHANGE TO A HIGHER LEVEL OF COMPLEXITY WITHOUT ENERGY INPUT! BASIC PHYSICS! What this means is that there has been no pressure on world controllers to make changes that would help ease the transition, thus the general public have largely remained completely ignorant of the consequences of Space Weather. Well, it's really nice to find people who can clearly see some of what is happening in society and Professor Emeritus Harry G. Frankfurt and Michael O' Leary are two people who are not afraid to stand up and shout when they see Emperors With NO clothes!

    Old Farmer's Almanac: Global cooling to continue
    AP, 8th September 2010
    Most of the country will see a colder-than-usual winter while summer and spring will be relatively cool and dry, according to the time-honored, complex calculations of the "Old Farmer's Almanac."

    The 2011 issue of the almanac, which claims to be the nation's oldest continuously published periodical, was released Tuesday. It predicts that in the coming months, the Earth will continue to see a "gradual cooling of the atmosphere ... offset by any warming caused by increased greenhouse gases."

    The "Old Farmer's Almanac" also is forecasting a weak La Nina – a climate phenomenon marked by an unusual cooling of the sea surface in the tropical Pacific Ocean. [...]

    "Basically we're saying it's going to be an ice cold sandwich," Managing Editor Sandi Duncan said. "We feel the middle part of the country's really going to be cold – very, very cold, very, very frigid, with a lot of snow. On the East and West coasts, it's going to be a little milder."

    Yes, all the usual climate realist websites are stating we are experiencing global cooling, but the Old Farmer's Almanac with it's high success rate is still a winner with it's yearly predictions.

    Meltdown of the climate 'consensus'
    New York Post, 2nd September 2010
    If this keeps up, no one's going to trust any scientists.

    The global-warming establishment took a body blow this week, as the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change received a stunning rebuke from a top-notch independent investigation.

    For two decades, the IPCC has spearheaded efforts to convince the world's governments that man-made carbon emissions pose a threat to the global temperature equilibrium -- and to civilization itself. IPCC reports, collated from the work of hundreds of climate scientists and bureaucrats, are widely cited as evidence for the urgent need for drastic action to "save the planet."

    Hmmm... Only people who don't know what's going on in the scientific community have total blind faith in the integrity of scientists and the so-called 'scientific method'. Here is an alternative view of The Modern Science Method:
    1. Form clique of friends
    2. Announce new “ground-breaking paper” to the press. Announce “result” in soundbite form.
    3. Get papers published peer reviewed by friends
    4. Go to United Nations and declare “the science is settled”
    5. Denigrate other scientists who disagree with you as “Deniers” and in league with [insert scary corporation here]
    6. Praise other “independent” scientific papers written by your friends which miraculously support your hypothesis.
    7. Repeat the above two processes so that you and your friends get lions share of grant money while your opponents are starved of funding and attention.
    8. Hide data/methodology so as to prevent replication. Make sure only copy of data is on a floppy disk and never, ever backed up like normal people.
    9. Start weblog.
    10. When cornered, declare that “science has moved on”
    It could go on for years." (Original source unknown)

    Review Finds Flaws in U.N. Climate Panel Structure
    New York Times, 31st August 2010
    UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations needs to revise the way it manages its assessments of climate change, with the scientists involved more open to alternative views, more transparent about possible conflicts of interest and more careful to avoid making policy prescriptions, an independent review panel said Monday.

    The review panel also recommended that the senior officials involved in producing the periodic assessments serve in their voluntary positions for only one report – a statement interpreted to suggest that the current chairman of the climate panel, Rajendra K. Pachauri, step down.

    The fallout from Climategate continues... Featured at WUWT with updates and the Climate_Change_Assessments_Review_of_the_Processes_Procedures_IPCC pdf copy available to download, see below:

    IAC slams IPCC process, suggests removal of top officials
    WUWT, 30th August 2010

    UK Express, 30th August 2010
    The same response is delivered in plain language

    The Green Swindle - Video -
    Cosmolearning, 28th August 2010
    Everyone's going green! Controlling your carbon footprint has become a global fad, but is it all just a con job? And, how much "green" is it costing you? Sean investigates the truth behind this billion dollar industry and how concern about the environment turned into global warming hysteria. KSFO morning host Brian Sussman is one of the featured guest. Suss is author of the book, “Climategate” which tied together all the years of evidence of climate change fraud, and the very costly legislation being proposed world-wide due to this fake science. A veteran meteorologist, Sussman expose the Global Warming scam on the special edition of Hannity.

    "This is the television program that will pound the final nail into global warming's coffin," says Sussman. "Sean and his team at Fox News approached me earlier this summer, asking me to play a significant role in the show. Sean knows that my book reveals the Marxist foundation of fraud upon which the climate-change movement is built. He also knows that in Climategate I call out the perpetrators of this con by name–and that's exactly what Sean will do tonight on national television."

    The Green Swindle aired on August 28, 2010 at 9PM Eastern on a special edition of Hannity, on the Fox News Channel.

    A Fox News Hour long special, can be seen in 6 parts here.

    Director James Cameron challenges climate skeptics to debate and then bails out at last minute
    Climate Depot, 24th August 2010
    Hollywood director James Cameron challenged three high profile global warming skeptics to a public debate at a global warming and energy conference. But Cameron backed out of the debate at the last minute after environmentalists "came out of the woodwork" to warn him not to engage in a debate with skeptics because it was not in his best interest.

    Cameron challenged Andrew Breitbart, Climate Depot's Marc Morano and filmmaker Ann McElhinney of 'Not Evil Just Wrong.' The debate was already in the program for the Aspen American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY) summit. The website program described the agreed to debate as “AREDAY Climate Change Debate: Reality or Fiction?"

    After setting up the public global warming debate, Cameron and his negotiator then changed formats multiple times and initially said it would be open to the media and then said he would only participate if it was private with no recording devices. The skeptics agreed to all the changes. According to AREDAY organizers, activist Joseph Romm of Climate Progress urged Cameron not to go ahead with the debate as well.

    Cameron's cancellation of the agreed to debate did not happen until one debate participant (Morano) was already in mid-air, flying from DC to Aspen on Saturday August 21 to attend the debate.

    I wasn't going to comment until I read that Marc Morano was actually in the air, flying to get to this debate when Cameron cancelled. Maybe, he was checking the facts and then got cold feet....

    Leading US Physicist Labels Satellitegate Scandal a 'Catastrophe', 19th August 2010
    Respected American physicist, Dr Charles R. Anderson has waded into the escalating Satellitegate controversy publishing a damning analysis on his blog. In a fresh week of revelations when NOAA calls in their lawyers to handle the fallout, Anderson adds further fuel to the fire and fumes against NOAA, one of the four agencies charged with responsibility for collating global climate temperatures. NOAA is now fighting a rearguard legal defense to hold onto some semblance of credibility with growing evidence of systemic global warming data flaws by government climatologists. [...]

    I had proven that the website operated by the Michigan State University had published ridiculously high surface water temperatures widely distributed over the lake many indicating super-boiling conditions. The fear is that these anomalies have been fed across the entire satellite dataset. The satellite that first ignited the fury is NOAA-16. But as we have since learned there are now five key satellites that have become either degraded or seriously comprised.

    So, NOAA are fighting legal repercussions now.... This is a major addmission:
    Dr. Anderson sums up saying; “It is now perfectly clear that there are no reliable worldwide temperature records and that we have little more than anecdotal information on the temperature history of the Earth.”

    Top Climate Scientists Speak out on the Satellitegate Scandal
    Canada Free Press, 16th August 2010
    US Government admits global warming satellite sensors “degraded” - temperatures may be out by 10-15 degrees. Now five satellites in controversy. Top scientists speak out. In an escalating row dubbed 'Satellitegate' further evidence proves NOAA knew of these faults for years. World's top climate scientists and even prior governmental reports cite underfunding and misallocation as the trigger for spiraling satellite data calamities. Key flaws with five satellites undermines global data.

    Most disturbing of all is that it took publication of my article last week to persuade the authorities to withdraw the errant NOAA-16 satellite from service. But as Dr. John Christy indicates, the real Satellitegate is not about one satellite. The scandal is endemic with comparable flaws across the entire network; the scandal is also that it took a tip off from a member of the public and the widespread broadcast of my article before one of the offending junk boxes, NOAA-16, got taken down.

    [...] Over such a long time period it has been suggested that cosmic rays or particle impacts may be deteriorating the highly sensitive instrumentation on board the crafts.

    [...] all the while researchers have been struggling in vain to keep pace with the ever-increasing numbers gap due to ongoing sensor degradation. For example, each month Dr. Christy works with Dr. Spencer trying to piece together the faltering patchwork of global temperature datasets given by a total of eleven instruments flying on eleven different satellites since 1979. Over such a long time period it has been suggested that cosmic rays or particle impacts may be deteriorating the highly sensitive instrumentation on board the crafts.

    Yes, there are lots of small climate scandals, a veritable hornet's nest of deceit associated with climate science, but Satellitegate is on a completely different level of scandal. I note that Anthony Watts, at Watts Up With That website has not run with this story and I can only assume he has good relations with some of the scientists who have always maintained that the satellite record was above reproach. Or maybe he feels that he has taken enough heat already and will allow someone else to take up the cudgeon, but really, this latest news is mindblowing. It seems that the cause of the SENSOR DEGRADATION is SPACE WEATHER. Yes, space weather experts know that satellites are under severe threat, but it looks like there has been an attempt here to cover up the magnitude of the problem.

    Official: Satellite Failure Means Decade of Global Warming Data Doubtful
    Climate Change Fraud, 11th August 2010
    US Government admits satellite temperature readings “degraded.” All data taken offline in shock move. Global warming temperatures may be 10 to 15 degrees too high.

    The fault was first detected after a tip off from an anonymous member of the public to climate skeptic blog, Climate Change Fraud (view original article) (August 9, 2010).

    Caught in the center of the controversy is the beleaguered taxpayer funded National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA's Program Coordinator, Chuck Pistis has now confirmed that the fast spreading story on the respected climate skeptic blog is true.

    However, NOAA spokesman, Program Coordinator, Chuck Pistis declined to state how long the fault might have gone undetected. Nor would the shaken spokesman engage in speculation as to the damage done to the credibility of a decade's worth of temperature readings taken from the problematic 'NOAA-16' satellite. [...]

    World-renowned Canadian climatologist, Dr. Timothy Ball, after casting his expert eye over the shocking findings concluded, “At best the entire incident indicates gross incompetence, at worst it indicates a deliberate attempt to create a temperature record that suits the political message of the day.”

    Global warming temperatures may be 10 to 15 degrees too high!!!! If this story is true, there is going to be a lot of extremely shocked climate scientists, nevermind the global warming alarmists that have always considered satellite data as the gold standard. I have never come across this website before, but it looks like there is a lot of support with anonymous "tip-offs", there is an interesting trail of previous articles and links too... Even the SPPI blog is reporting this and claims this is a "respected climate skeptic blog" owned by John O'Sullivan who is a legal analyst, author and journalist.

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