Global Warming Is Hot
Thursday, 22 September 2011 09:45 Larrie Goldstein, Toronto Sun
New, significant controversies popping up every day
Keeping up with the latest news on the global warming/green energy beat is like playing whack-a-mole at a county fair. There’s too much going on to do justice to every development. Here are three significant ones in recent days: (GWPF)
Hiding The Decline Of Everything
Nothing left but lies.
Temperatures are falling due to Chinese aerosols. Sea level is falling due to water hiding under the Greenland ice sheet. The missing heat has sunk to the bottom of the ocean. Record snowfall is due to missing ice. Arctic ice at a phony record low. Storm wind speeds exaggerated……
It is pathetic. Scientists committing fraud to keep the money coming in. (Real Science)
Sea Level: Another Thing The IPCC Got Wrong
Thursday, 22 September 2011 13:53 Dr. David Whitehouse
Our current rising sea level is often given as evidence of anthropogenic influence on the oceans, though usually when data from only the past decade or two are taken into consideration. An example is frequent comments by the UK government’s Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor Sir John Beddington, who has said that global sea level has increased by about 10 cm in the last 50 years and that is evidence of mankind’s influence. At first sight it is a dramatic and compelling statement for mankind’s effects on this parameter. Beddington also said, “the general issues on overall global temperature, on sea level and so on, are all pretty unequivocal”.
To get an idea of what is happening to sea levels it is necessary to take a view that is longer than 50 years. In its influential report the IPCC assumed that global sea level change during the past two thousand years up to the middle of the nineteenth century, was zero.
To my mind this is a puzzling statement. Few parameters of our complex, changing world are actually zero. If it is zero then it is in stark contrast to today’s rising seas, and if one was cynical one could deduce a political motive behind the IPCC’s sweeping statement. Whatever the motivation it is obvious that looking at sea level change over the past two thousand years is essential to put today’s changes into context. (GWPF)
NSF’s Narrow View Of The Climate Issue – Climate Is Much More Than “Climate Change”
I received a notice of opportunity from the National Science Foundation. There is much in there that could fit with the bottom-up, resource-based perspective that we present in our paper
Pielke Sr., R.A., R. Wilby, D. Niyogi, F. Hossain, K. Dairuku, J. Adegoke, G. Kallos, T. Seastedt, and K. Suding, 2011: Dealing with complexity and extreme events using a bottom-up, resource-based vulnerability perspective. AGU Monograph on Complexity and Extreme Events in Geosciences, in press.
I was quite disappointed, however, to see this NSF e-mail identify climate change rather than climate generally as a focus point. NSF is too fixated on changes in climate statistics rather than the threats that already exist from observed historical and recent paleo- climatic events. If the NSF would just delete the word “change” from “climate change” in their text, it would be a much more inclusive and scientifically better posed document. (Roger Pielke Sr.)
The Rest of the Cherries: 140 decades of Climate Models vs. Observations
September 22nd, 2011 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.
Since one of the criticisms of our recent Remote Sensing paper was that we cherry-picked the climate models we chose to compare the satellite observations of climate variations to, here are all 140 10-year periods from all 14 climate models’ 20th Century runs we analyzed (Roy Spencer)
Global warming mania in the mainstream press
The mainstream press has been criticized, rightly so, for parroting what it’s told, uncritically accepting outrageous allegations as gospel truth and effectively being the unthinking mouthpiece for political correctness. No topic demonstrates the truth of these criticisms more than the press’ reporting on “global warming.” (Orange Punch)
Labor censors Dr Dennis Jensen — denies peer reviewed science
The Labor Party claim they think science is important: ”We can’t let this debate be waylaid by people who don’t accept the science,” Ms Gillard said in May.
Yet, when Dr Dennis Jensen wanted to table peer reviewed papers on the Parliamentary record this week, Kate Ellis refused to allow it. Jensen is the only PhD scientist in the Australian Parliament and the papers are directly relevant to the policy under discussion.
The ALP will accept an unaudited foreign committee report, whole, without question, but not scientific evidence from an elected Australian representative. Who are the climate science deniers? Is it the same team that calls people mindless denigrating names? (Jo Nova)
See here and here for some of the reasons carbon dioxide sequestration, for sequestration’s sake, is a moronically stupid idea.
As far as the projected rise in temperature goes, that’s just plain fantasy derived from the IPCC using the wrong sign for climate feedback – see their own figures demonstrate so here.
Carbon capture progress has lost momentum, says climate change agency
Meeting of senior ministers in Beijing hears that CCS is being left behind due to financial crisis and weakening political will
Drill, Cuba, Drill
Energy Policy: Deep-water drilling will resume in the Florida Strait when a giant, semi-submersible oil rig en route from Singapore arrives later this fall. The bad news is it will not be American.
While U.S. oil and energy prices “necessarily skyrocket,” as President Obama once said they would under energy policies that have imposed a de facto ban on offshore drilling, a massive Chinese-built semi-submersible oil rig is on its way from Singapore to a drilling position off northwest Cuba perhaps as little as 50 miles from Key West, Fla.
The long-predicted move could come as early as November, as Spanish oil giant Repsol YPF leads an international consortium that will operate the rig known as Scarabeo 9. It wants to wait until the hurricane season ends before it begins drilling.
Six wells are planned to be drilled with this rig by the various international companies that own exploration rights off the north shore of the island.
Repsol drilled the only offshore well in Cuba in 2004 and said at the time it had found hydrocarbons. It plans to drill at depths of more than 5,500 feet, deeper than the blown-out Deepwater Horizon well that spewed 5 million barrels of crude into the Gulf of Mexico two summers ago. (IBD)