Daily Global Warming News
Swimming In A Sea Of Disinformation Over The Great
Herald Sun, March 10, 2014. "My
god, but journalists are suckers for warming scares... The unquestioning
Sydney Morning Herald reported [the]latest scare: “The Great Barrier
Reef will be irreversibly damaged by climate change in just 16 years,
according to leading reef researcher Ove Hoegh-Guldberg... But none of last
week’s reports bothered to add that he also has a lousy track record in
scaremongering." NOTE: Since the 1990s Ove Hoegh-Guldberg has cried the
eminent demise of the Great Barrier Reef, only to say a few years later how
relieved he was that the reef rebounded with flying colors. His issued other
false scare-monger stories as well. But the press faithfully regurgitate
each proclamation as coming from on high with no doubt of his credibility.
"See the journalists trailing behind their messiah, questioning nothing,
Global Warming: The Other Side.
KUSI News, January 16, 2010. KUSI meteorologist John Coleman, Cofounder of
the Weather Channel, interviews a series of climatologists to explain the
real and fraudulent science and controversy surrounding Global Warming. An
excellent 5 part series.
Oversensitive, How the IPCC hid the Good News on
Global Warming Policy Foundation, March 1, 2014. "For the last two
generations of [climate] models, the value for long-term warming has
per doubling of CO2... In the Fourth Assessment Report  of the IPCC,
the empirical estimates of climate sensitivity were largely based on poor
data and used an inappropriate statistical basis, biasing them towards
higher values of climate sensitivity and thus making the global warming
problem appear ‘worse’. In the recent Fifth Assessment Report [Fall, 2013],
many studies still use inappropriate data and/or statistical methodology...
Good empirical estimates of both long-term warming and that over a seventy
year period now imply very different expectations of future warming than do
climate models – some 40% to 50% lower to 2081–2100." NOTE: We've
been saying this for years, but this is the first hard evidence backing up
The Pacific Decadal Oscillation Explained.
globalwarmingclassroom.info, January 13, 2020. Accuweather's Joe Bastardi
provides one of the best explanations available on the relationship between
earth's temperature and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) and what is
happening now that we are entering the cool phase of the PDO. It explains
far more than the CO2 model of climate change. This is a 5 minute video.
What Ukraine Needs Is An American-Style Shale
Gas Revolution. Forbes,
March 3, 2014.
Ukraine "serves as a transit point for about 6 billion
cubic feet per day of Russia’s natgas exports into
Europe. That’s about
2.2 trillion cubic feet per year, or 14% of Europe’s supply... Ukraine could
hold more than 40 trillion cubic feet of recoverable shale gas, enough to
satisfy decades of demand." It is located in the far West, Northeast (next
to Russia) and Crimea. Russia now controls the two eastern fields. "Now with
Yanukovich gone it’s as if Putin has taken the Crimea as a kind of hostage —
collateral to hold against what Ukraine owes Russia for gas. A few billion
dollars in IOUs is, of course, a less than flimsy pretext for thuggery.
Which is why the Kremlin’s
has been spreading lies about how his soldiers are there to save Ukraine’s
ethnic Russians from right-wing crazies." Note: There is one more
reason. Russia is paranoid of Europe and the Ukraine has served as a buffer
for centuries. Russia has never allowed Ukraine to develop its abundant
natural resources and Stalin brutally starved up to 6 million Ukrainians in
1932-33 to weaken them.
Data Fraud and Corruption.
To read newspapers and magazines, as well as TV news, it appears that the
data used to prove man is causing global warming is rock solid and not open
to debate. It is not. In fact, the data is so fraudulent and corrupted that
it should never be used to justify cap and trade legislation. Yet, that is
exactly what is happening. These are just a few of the examples of fraud.
Industry Bosses Demand EU Action on Soaring Energy
EU Observer, February 28, 2014. "EU leaders must address rising energy
prices and climate policies which are crippling the bloc's manufacturing
sector, according to a manifesto signed by more than 100 industry bosses.
The EU's manufacturing sector has been in steady decline for the past 20
years and now accounts for just 15 percent of economic output. Meanwhile, 4
million manufacturing jobs across Europe have been lost since 2008."
NOTE: As reported for the past six months, the EU is in full retreat of
its green energy policies, abandoning CO2 emission reduction targets and
backing out of expensive subsidies. It is likely the green energy fiasco
will be dead in two years. Green energy is probably responsible for half the
4 million lost manufacturing jobs across Europe. More practical
conservatives warned them this would happen when the socialists started the
green energy policies 12 years ago. The EU green catastrophe doesn't
Obama, however. Like a true progressive, he
knows how to do it right. (Never mind the EU socialists did too.)
What's Wrong With Cap and Trade?
An overview by Kristie
Pelletier of the science and climate models of global warming. The models
are wrong and there has been natural warming and cooling for thousands of
years. Cap and trade legislation is not needed.
95% of Climate Models Agree: Actual Observed
Temperatures Must be Wrong.
WUWT, February 10, 2010. "I’m seeing a lot of wrangling over the recent (15+
year) pause in global average warming…when did it start, is it a full pause,
shouldn’t we be taking the longer view, etc. These are all interesting
exercises, but they miss the most important point: the climate models
that governments base policy decisions on have failed miserably... That
should have major policy implications…assuming policy is still informed by
facts more than emotions and political aspirations. NOTE:
Unfortunately policy doesn't have anything to do with facts, and everything
to do with political agendas. The only "proof" warming alarmists have that
man is causing warming are these models, which have as their core driver a
strong positive correlation with increasing CO2. Then they use the models to
"prove" CO2 causes warming. Circular reasoning. Except nature is not
complying with the models. Explanation of
graph: HadCRUT4 is the surface data produced by the CRU and used by the IPCC.
UAH is the far more accurate satellite measured temperatures.
Cap and Trade Insanity.
Cap and Trade legislation in the US Senate will destroy the American way of
life--forever. It puts the government in charge of our economy. It forces
the use of renewable wind and solar energy which have serious problems we
are not being told about. Neither are economically feasible with today's
technology and will cost trillions of dollars. The same strategy in Spain
has resulted in huge job losses and escalating costs to Spanish consumers.
Europe Stats To Run, Not Walk, Away From Green
Economics. Investors Business
Daily, February 5, 2014.
"In recent weeks Europe has decided to run, not walk,
as fast as it can away from the economic menace of green energy. In Brussels
last month, European leaders agreed to scrap per-nation caps on carbon
emissions. The EU countries — France, Germany, Italy and Spain — had
promised a 40% reduction in emissions by 2030 (and 80% by 2050!)... The new
German economic minister, Sigmar Gabriel, says green energy mandates have
become such an albatross around the neck of industry that they could lead to
a "deindustrialization" of Germany. Now those caps won't apply to individual
nations... Green dreams have collided with cold economic reality. Green
programs aren't creating green jobs but green unemployment at intolerable
double-digit rates. The quip in economically exhausted Europe these days is
that before we save the planet, we have to save ourselves. NOTE: See
our penetrating article "The
Disconnect" on this written last fall.
The Crippling Cost.
Although Congress tells us that the cap and trade legislation will only cost
an average family less than $200 a year, that is just wrong. Very wrong. It
is the biggest tax increase in the history of the United States. But
Congress is hiding it so you can't see it. Analyses done by independent
organizations shows that it will cost families many thousands of dollars a
year and will drastically lower our standard of living. It hits the poor
especially hard, even with federal rebates. This legislation will radically
change the United States--forever.
Antarctic Sea Ice Sets New Record for Jan 31.
Lot of People know That, February 2, 2014. Antarctic sea ice extent
continues to break records. Extent at 31st January, of 4.540 million sq km,
beat the previous record set in 2008. This is 26% higher than the
climatological average for this date of 3.598 million sq km. On average,
Antarctic sea ice reaches minimum on 20th February, about a month earlier,
relatively speaking. It is likely then that we will see a new record high
minimum set this month. NOTE: Global warming enthusiasts are getting
thumped every time they turn around for the past 14 months. Seems like
nature is not following their meme on anything they claim is the absolute
The UN IPCC Fraud
The United Nations
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is supposed to be the last word on
unbiased science concerning global warming. In fact, the IPCC stifles any
science that contradicts its man-caused mantra. It must not be used to
justify cap and trade legislation.
U.S. Dec/Jan Temperatures 3rd Coldest in
The winter months of December 2013 and January 2014 averaged over the
contiguous 48 United States were the 3rd coldest Dec/Jan in the last 30
years… An interesting feature is that 5 of the last 7 years have been below
the 41-year average, which has happened only one other time in the 41-year
period. NOTE: Does this confirm earth is sliding into another cooling
cycle? No. However, this plus a lot of other evidence is building a solid
case that a cooling cycle, even another Little Ice Age is underway. But we
have a ways to go before that is confirmed.
The Carbon Footprint.
Carbon dioxide is not, cannot be
a pollutant. It is a miracle gas that is essential for life on earth, and
was ten times more abundant in geologic history. Kristie Pelletier explains
that increased levels of carbon dioxide has been a blessing to ecosystems
and food production.
Obama's SOTU Speech Big on Natural Gas.
Wall Street Journal, January 29, 2014. "After upbeat comments about
America’s energy boom, President Barack Obama gave a big
shout out to natural gas Tuesday, citing its impact on lowering carbon
emission pollution and on businesses willingness to invest $100 million.
“I’ll cut red tape to help states get those factories built,” Mr. Obama
said... Just 10 days ago, 18 [environmental] groups...slammed the White
House’s current energy strategy “all of the above” that draws on fossil
fuels-oil, natural gas and coal, as well as clean energy." NOTE: Has
Obama had an epiphany and is no longer anti-fossil fuel? We could dream it's
true but it's not. He also reaffirmed the mantra that "climate change [i.e.
man-caused global warming] is a fact." He is doing what we forecast he would
do: throw the eco nuts under the bus and promote natural gas to bring in
billions of tax dollars so he can dole out goodies and completely snooker
the American people. Read our
Failure of Climate Models.
Leading international scientists explain why
man-caused global warming cannot be occurring. The entire man-caused global
warming fear is based on climate (computer) models. Climate models cannot
duplicate the complexity of earth's climate. When climate models attempt to
predict the past they fail miserably to predict to predict what actually
Excerpted from the DVD
Global Warming, Emerging Science and Understanding.
New Climate Data Rigging Scandal Rocks US Government.
Principia Scientific International, January 19, 2014. “A newly uncovered and
monumental calculating error in official U.S. government climate data shows
beyond doubt that climate scientists unjustifiably added a whopping one
degree of phantom warming to the official ‘raw’ temperature record.”
Skeptics believe the discovery may trigger the biggest of all “climate con”
scandals in Congress and sound the death knell on American climate policy.
NOTE: This should blow the global warming hysteria out of the water,
but it won't. The hysteria has nothing to do with science and everything to
do with a political agenda. The press will never let this see the light of
The Critical Importance of CO2.
These leading scientists
explain how critically important CO2 is to life on earth. Atmospheric CO2
was as much as 10 times higher in the past as it is today, and
concentrations as much as 5 times current levels have not shown any adverse
effects. Plants are CO2 starved and thrive when CO2 levels are elevated. It
is estimated that crop production worldwide has increased already by 12
percent. It is essential to an expanding human population. Excerpted from
Global Warming, Emerging Science and Understanding.
Green Energy Giant Runs Out of Cash.
The Local, January 23, 2014. German wind
energy giant Prokon filed for insolvency on Wednesday, leaving tens of
thousands of investors worried about their money. The company advertised
itself as a safe bet offering eight percent returns. Prokon, which
builds and manages wind parks, has been a leading player in Germany's ambitious
plan to switch to renewable energy. It
managed to attract 75,000 investors through a successful advertising
campaign. NOTE: Another green manufacturer fails; even with
exorbitant subsidies. If Germany cuts back on these subsidies (probably when
not if), how are these companies going to survive? They can't. Never could.
Socialist (progressive) insanity rides again.
Germany's Industrial Base At Risk if Green Energy
Reuters, January 21, 2014. "Germany
risks undermining its industrial base if it fails to undertake radical
reform of incentives for the country's renewable energy sector, its new
minister said on Tuesday in a clear signal of his support for industry...
Export-oriented German companies have
warned that a surge in power costs, caused largely by the green power
incentives, will make them internationally uncompetitive and some have even
threatened to move out... According to a draft proposal seen by Reuters at
the weekend, [Economy minister] Gabriel will recommend to the cabinet that
the support price paid for electricity from solar and wind power generators
by about a third by 2015." NOTE: This was forecast ten years ago.
There is no way green energy can be economically viable with current
technology. The entire EU green energy program is in total collapse, Yet,
Obama blindly destroys our coal industry and pushes the same failed policies
full steam ahead. He is either insane, or is deliberately destroying
America, or both.
Is a Mini Ice Age on the Way? Scientists Warn Sun Gone
January 17, 2014. The Sun's activity is at its lowest for 100 years,
scientists have warned. They say the conditions are eerily similar to those
before the Maunder Minimum, a time in 1645 when a mini ice age hit, freezing
London's River Thames. 'We have 400 years of observations, and it is in a
very similar to phase as it was in the runup to the Maunder Minimum. 'The
world we live in today is very different, human activity may counteract this
- it is difficult to say what the consequences are.' NOTE: This
subject is now being hotly discussed in the scientific community and, as we
have reported many times before, by a rapidly growing number of scientists.
This article lists comments from several scientists. What caught my
attention is the claim by one that "human activity may counteract this"
forecast cooling. Maybe, However, that assumes CO2 has played a role in
warming. Evidence is now solidly against that. It's most likely the
Europe to Ditch Climate Protection Goals.
Spiegel Online International, January 15, 2014.
The EU's reputation as a model of
environmental responsibility may soon be history. The European Commission
wants to forgo ambitious climate protection goals and pave the way for
fracking -- jeopardizing Germany's touted energy revolution in the
process... As of 2020 at the latest -- when the current commitment
to further increase the share of green energy expires -- climate protection
in the EU will apparently be pursued on a voluntary basis... In addition,
the authority wants to pave the way in the EU for the controversial practice
of fracking... The report says the Commission does not intend to establish
strict rules for the extraction of shale gas, but only minimum health and
environmental standards. NOTE: We've been reporting the slow progress
of the EU to this goal resulting from the near cataclysmic disaster green
energy has been in Europe (See my article "The
Disconnect"). Now the floodgates are
open. Environmentalists and socialists are about to suffer their first total
defeat in many decades. Yes, there is hope, Virginia.
Extended Cold Blast to Last Past Groundhog Day.
WUWT, January 21, 2014. Weatherbell senior forecaster Joe D’Aleo (co-founder
of the Weather Channel with John Coleman) almost never writes like this.
When he does, it gets my attention. A new forecast shows the cold blast in
the eastern half of the USA extending well past Groundhog Day, Feb 2nd,
according to their models. WeatherBell has had an excellent track record
this winter so far.
He says he hasn’t seen anything like
it since 1918 when the big flu pandemic hit the USA. NOTE:
This is serious. The polar vortex in late December and early January was
significant. If this forecast is correct, it will beat the cooling from
1945-79 and get into the frigid climate of the early 20th
Century. However, one year a trend does not make. Even so, with the record
winters in Europe and Asia the past two years it bears watching. A rapidly
increasing number of solar scientists, physicists, geologists and even
climatologists are now warning we are entering a 40-70 solar hibernation
which could produce record low temperatures and disastrous crop failures of
the Little Ice Age in the 1700s and 1800s. The 2013/2014 winter could go
down as the turning point. Time (years) will tell.
NOAA: Contiguous US Average Temperature Plummeted 2.9oF
WUWT, January 16, 2014.
In 2013, the
contiguous United States (CONUS) average temperature
of 52.4°F was 0.3°F above the 20th century average, and tied with
1980 as the 37th warmest year in the 119-year period of record.
The 2013 annual temperature marked the coolest year for the nation since
2009. The 2013 CONUS average temperature was 2.9°F cooler than the 2012
average temperature, which was the warmest year on record for the nation.
NOTE: The huge drop in temperature over a year is mostly noteworthy
because last year NOAA made headline news as the warmest year on record. A
drop of 2.9oF this year shows last year to be an anomaly.
However, the high variation suggests we may be in a transition period to the
predicted cooling period.
Change: The Case of the Missing Heat.
January 15, 2014. "...As the global-warming hiatus enters its sixteenth
year, scientists are at last making headway in the case of the missing heat.
Some have pointed to the Sun, volcanoes and even pollution from China as
potential culprits, but recent studies suggest that the oceans are key to
explaining the anomaly. The latest suspect is the El Niño of 1997–98, which
pumped prodigious quantities of heat out of the oceans and into the
atmosphere — perhaps enough to tip the equatorial Pacific into a prolonged
cold state that has suppressed global temperatures ever since." NOTE:
This is the latest hypothesis by alarmists of why global warming has
stopped. This time they may have it partially right, but for the wrong
reasons. El Niños and La Niñas do play a large role--far more than CO2.
However, it is likely that this phenomenon is caused by the sun, not CO2.
The fact that the prestigious Nature proposes that El Niños and La Niñas are
a causal factor while not even mentioning CO2 is history making. Not
surprisingly, alarmists expect that warming will soon commence again.
Poll: Climate Change in the American Mind.
University, November 2013. This “survey found that 1 in 4 [23%] Americans
think that global warming is not happening, and half say they are "worried"
about it... But about two in three Americans (63%) believe global warming is
happening… Fewer than half of Americans (38%) believe they personally will
be harmed a “moderate amount” or a “great deal” by global warming. By
contrast, majorities believe that global warming will harm future
generations of people (65%) and plant and animal species (65%).” NOTE:
It is stunning and discouraging that people still believe man-caused,
CO2-driven global warming is still happening when there is zero empirical
scientific evidence to support the claim and overwhelming evidence it is the
sun. It is an enormous testament to the power of an activist media to
influence a totally ignorant population with irrational statements like
“global warming causes extremely cold temperatures.”
Just How Do El Niños, La Niñas and the ENSO Affect
WUWT, January 10, 2014. "El Niño and La Niña events are extremely important
parts of Earth’s climate. They are the dominant mode of natural climate
variability on annual, multiyear and decadal timeframes. El Niño and La Niña
events impact everything from drought and rainfall to surface temperatures
around the globe." NOTE: An easy-to-understand illustrated
climate for dummies) of this climate
driver and worth reviewing if you have any interest in how it works to
direct multi-decadal climate.
Renewables Fiasco: Doldrums and Clouds Halt Green
Die Welt, December 25, 2013. Germany’s wind and solar power production
came to an almost complete standstill in early December. More than 23,000
wind turbines stood still. One million photovoltaic systems stopped work
nearly completely. For a whole week coal, nuclear and gas power plants had
to generate an estimated 95 percent of Germany’s electricity supply. NOTE:
This happened in England last year during a deep freeze, jeopardizing a
million households until they reactivated several coal-fired plants that had
just been shut down to make way for wind power.
Germany is now building 10 coal-fired plants
(eventually 20) to provide backup to their green fiasco. This is the fatal
flaw in green energy and was predicted ten years ago before the first solar
and wind farms were built.
Antarctic Ice Shelf Melt 'Lowest EVER recorded, Global
Warming Is Not Eroding It.
Register, January 3, 2013. Scientists at the British Antarctic Survey say
that the melting of the Pine Island Glacier ice shelf in Antarctica has
suddenly slowed right down in the last few years, confirming earlier
research which suggested that the shelf's melt does not result from
human-driven global warming" as previously thought. NOTE: Everyday
new news breaks shattering a previously proven fact supporting man-caused
global warming. We've been saying for years melting of the Antarctica ice
shelves was due to sea and onshore thermal activity cause by magma
activities--not global warming.
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