Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Save Britains Forests

source: 38degrees

Our Save our Forests petition is growing fast. So many people are telling their friends about this campaign that almost 60,000 of us have joined the campaign so far.

We’re proving that the public doesn’t want our forests sold off. If enough of us get involved we can make the government back down.

We need to prove we are not just a flash in the pan. Let’s aim to get past 75,000 signatures this week. That will show the government that the campaign is going to keep growing until they change their plans.

This campaign has grown so fast because tens of thousands of us have forwarded emails just like this to friends and colleagues asking them to save our forests. If we don't all act now there's a real risk we'll lose our forests forever. Please can you help protect forests for wildlife and future generations by asking more people to sign the petition?

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Climate Change Hysteria Falters. Water Is The New Target

source: CanadaFreePress
by: Dr Tim Ball

Self-proclaimed environmentalists and people who use the environment as a vehicle for political control, often the same people, have not quite destroyed environmentalism.

They are running out of exotic scares as coral bleaching, ocean acidification and a multitude of other claims prove unwarranted.

A sign of desperation is the shift to much larger targets, but they pose the problem that people know a little more and basic questions raise immediate doubts.

Water is the latest target. More and more stories about running out of water appear. Most are linked to the false claim by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that droughts will increase in severity with global warming. It’s illogical because higher temperatures mean increased evaporation and more moisture in the air to create precipitation, but that doesn’t stop them. It’s part of the ongoing standard chain that links too many people with too many demands on limited resources causing environment collapse. The real goal is total political control, the shut down of industry and ultimately elimination of people.

Water Is Not A Problem
There is no shortage. As with climate and all the other issues used to panic people, there is lack of information and understanding. I know from chairing public hearings on water how it raises passions. Wars have been fought and future conflicts are possible because of the unequal distribution, but none of this is necessary.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Winter to be Mild Predicts MET Office

by: Nathan Reo

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.

These calamities included predicting a “BBQ summer” before the 2009 washout and then claiming there was only a one in seven chance of a chilly winter last year before the coldest few months for 31 years. And the new figures, which show a 60 per cent to 80 per cent chance of warmer-than-average temperatures this winter, were ridiculed last night by independent forecasters. The latest data comes in the form of a December to February temperature map on the Met Office’s website.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Climate Sceptics Launch Campaign to Overturn Green Targets

by: Louise Gray

Climate sceptics, including a number of high profileTory backbenchers, are launching a campaign to overturn the Coalition’s green targets.

Climate Sense, a loose affiliation of ‘climate sceptic groups’, are calling for the Climate Act, that commits the UK to cutting greenhouse gases by 80 per cent by 2050 to be repealed.

Philip Foster, a retired Church of England Reverend who is leading the campaign, said the legislation will cost taxpayers £480bn over the next 40 years because of the cost of new technologies like wind farms.

He said Tory backbenchers John Redwood, David Davies and Christopher Chope have agreed to attend the launch of ‘Climate Fools Day’ in the House of Commons. Labour MP Graham Stringer, who is a member of the Science and Technology Committee, also supports the campaign. Johnny Ball the television presenter is expected to attend the launch.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Warmists plot secretly to kill off the Medieval Warming Period. Again

source: telegraph
by: James Delingpole

Remember how one of the great ambitions of the Climategate “scientists” was to “contain” the “putative” Medieval Warming Period? Well – guess what – they’re STILL at it.

Michael Mann, Phil Jones, Jonathan Overpeck, Eugene Wahl, Malcolm Hughes – just about anyone who’s anyone from the Climategate emails, in fact – have all been on a clandestine boondoggle to sunny Portugal, there to conspire how best to obliterate that embarrassing and inconvenient period of bounteous warmth between around 900 AD and 1280 AD known as the MWP.

Anthony Watts has the full story. The bit that interests me most is the size of their carbon footprint? And even more so, who actually grant-funded all these shysters to fly to Portugal for their weekend reality-denial fest? And even more, more so if it was us – which of course it was, via our governments, the UN and the EU – why we can’t have our money back NOW.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Physicist: Global Warming 1980-2008 caused by Sun, not Man

source: hockeyschtick
by: Horst Borchert

Dr. Horst Borchert, the Director of the Department of Physics of the Johannes-Gutenberg Institute, Mainz, Germany, presented a paper, Using Satellite Measurements to study the Influence of Sun Activity on Terrestrial Weather at the Space Weather Workshop held in Boulder, Colorado earlier this year. Dr. Borchert finds from satellite measurements that global warming between about 1980 to 2008 was "not anthropogenic but caused by natural activities of the Sun’s surface." He relates changes of the solar magnetic field to cosmic rays and cloud formation (the cosmic ray theory of Svensmark et al) and to effects on the North Atlantic Oscillation, which affects weather phenomena around the globe.

Using Satellite Measurements to study the Influence of Sun Activity on Terrestrial Weather

Abstract: The time rows of Terrestrial Climate Components (TCC) since the Eighties have shown some strong Influences by Extraterrestrial Components with the beginning of the 22. Sunspot period. Therefore the increase of ground near temperature on earth and oceans (2 –3 m above ground), called Global Temperature, during the warming period between about 1980 and 2008 seems to be not anthropogenic but caused by natural activities of Sun’s surface.

Some Extraterrestrial Components (EC) can be destined by measurements on the earth’s surface directly or indirectly: (a) The Reduction of Cosmic Rays by the magnetic fields of the sun-winds (Forbush-Reduction) by measuring the neutrons, which are secondary particles (Höhenstrahlung) of Cosmic Rays, and (b) the influence of the sun-winds on earths weather system by calculating the Sun-Wind-Index (SWI) from the difference of magnetic field in antipodal Stations.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Climate change is No Threat-Czech President

source: reuters
by: Nina Chestney

Climate change is not a threat and the consequences of global warming will not be catastrophic, the President of the Czech Republic said on Tuesday.

Vaclav Klaus is a vocal sceptic on the topic of global warming. He published a book in 2007 in which he said global warming had turned into a new religion, an ideology that threatens to undermine freedom and the world's economic and social order.

"Global warming in the last 150 years was modest and future warming and its consequences will not be dangerous or catastrophic. It doesn't look like a threat we should respond to," he told a lecture in London on Tuesday.

"I don't see empirical evidence of human-caused global warming. I see so many mistakes in the methodology of science and modelling," he added.

Monday, 18 October 2010

Special Lord Monckton Interview: Scientific Misconduct Needed to Push NWO Objective

source: climate realists

Part 1 of 5

Friday, 15 October 2010

Global Warming Propagandist Slapped Down

source: financialpost
by: Lawrence Solomon

William Connolley, arguably the world’s most influential global warming advocate after Al Gore, has lost his bully pulpit. Connolley did not wield his influence by the quality of his research or the force of his argument but through his administrative position at Wikipedia, the most popular reference source on the planet.

Through his position, Connolley for years kept dissenting views on global warming out of Wikipedia, allowing only those that promoted the view that global warming represented a threat to mankind. As a result, Wikipedia became a leading source of global warming propaganda, with Connolley its chief propagandist.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

BBC Given a Mandate: Balanced Climate Change Coverage

source: telegraph
by: Neil Midgley

Climate change sceptics are likely to be given greater prominence in BBC documentaries and news bulletins following new editorial guidelines that call for impartiality in the corporation’s science coverage.

The BBC has been repeatedly accused of bias in its reporting of climate change issues.

Last year one of its reporters, Paul Hudson, was criticised for not reporting on some of the highly controversial “Climategate” leaked emails from the University of East Anglia, even though he had been in possession of them for some time.

Climate change sceptics have also accused the BBC of not properly reporting “Glaciergate”, when a study from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) saying that glaciers would melt by 2035 was discredited.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Top American Scientist Quits APS over 'Global Warming Scam'

source: suite101
by: John O'Sullivan

Leading expert quits American Physical Society over media climate bias but is ignored as mainstream reports focus on "junk" climate scientist instead.

Skeptics who say media bias has been skewing the debate about man-made global warming appear to have had their claims substantiated.

On a day when eminent Professor Harold Lewis resigns from the American Physical Society (APS) alleging establishment and media bias, the Washington Post ignores the resignation in favor of giving prominence to an opinion piece by Michael 'hockey stick' Mann. Mann is one of the alleged “junk scientists” that Lewis claims was instrumental in perpetrating the “global warming scam.”

Blogosphere Support for Scientist’s Noble Stand
One of many internet blogs quick to add weight to the claims of Professor Lewis is Anthony Watts of the highly ranked and popular, WUWT. Addressing the Lewis resignation as being as significant as Martin Luther nailing his 95 theses to the Wittenburg church door Watts agrees on the issue of media bias saying, “What I would really like to see though, is this public resignation letter given the same editorial space as Michael Mann in today’s Washington Post.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Global Warming Summit Heads for Failure Amid Snub by World Leaders

source: telegraph
by: Louise Gray

World leaders have snubbed the next round of international climate change negotiations in Mexico next month amid fears the talks will collapse.

The last United Nations summit on global warming in Copenhagen, at the end of last year, ended in failure and recrimination. More than 100 heads of state turned up hoping to be part of a deal that would "save the world", but failed to get any legal agreement to stop rising temperatures.

This year, they are declining even to attend, instead sending environment ministers and playing down the talks as much as possible.

The process is dogged by a disagreement over the best way to limit the growth in greenhouse gases, which are blamed by scientists for rising temperatures. Environmentalists believe the best approach is a binding treaty that will force all countries to cut carbon emissions. But at the last major meeting before the Cancun summit, held in China last week, delegates were still in dispute.

Monday, 11 October 2010

As Another Freezing Winter Looms, Council Hands Out 2,000 Spades and Tells Residents: 'Dig Yourselves Out When it Snows'


Council chiefs have sparked outrage after proposing residents dig themselves out of the snow as Britain braces itself for another winter of Arctic conditions.

As long-range forecasts suggest the country will be hit by blizzards and temperatures plummeting to -20c, bosses at Camden Council prepared to hand out spades.

But their solution to the bitter weather has been slammed by those who remember the headache of last year's gritting crisis which brought widespread disruption and left people trapped in their homes.

The north London council's proposal involves a 'self-help' scheme in which people can ring and request a shovel.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Marc Morano Talks about the 10:10 Global Warming Shock Video on FOX News

source: climaterealists

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Piers Corbyn and WeatherAction - Review of Summer & September inc. Forecast for October

source: weatheraction

Piers Corbyn and WeatherAction - Review of Summer & September inc. Forecast for October

Monday, 4 October 2010

Britain 'In For Another Big Freeze Winter'

source: climaterealists / telegraph
by: Stephen Adams

Climate Realists: The UK media still ignore Piers Corbyn's long range weather forecasts at and instead use the "crystal ball" service from Jonathan Powell of Positive Weather Solutions, why!

WeatherAction is the ONLY service that can produce long range forecasts with any accuracy, and it achieves this using the effect of predictable solar activity. To use any other service that relies on any other method just DOES NOT WORK as our climate is controlled by the SUN. Well done to Jonathan Powell for having a go but unless you use the service from Piers Corbyn you're onto a loser in the long term.

Telegraph: Jonathan Powell of Positive Weather Solutions said the country should prepare itself for "back-to-back" harsh winters.

Last winter was the coldest for 31 years, with the average UK-wide temperature from 1 December to 24 February being only 34.7F (1.5C), compared to the long-term average of 38.6F (3.7C).

The mercury plunged as low as -8.1F (-22.3C) in Altnaharra, Scotland, while Benson, Oxon, recorded 10.8F (-11.8C).

The Met Office had predicted there was only a one-in-seven chance of a cold winter, which was caused by strong anti-cyclonic activity bringing persistent icy winds off the continent, and keeping milder Atlantic breezes at bay.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Lawrence Solomon: UK Becomes a Denier Nation

source: financial post
by: Lawrence Solomon

The UK today has made it official. With the release of its revised guide to climate change by the Royal Society, the nation’s preeminent scientific organization, the UK now formally joins the ranks of the denier nations. The science on climate change is no longer certain, the Society now says.

Climate change: a summary of the science was commissioned in May after a revolt by 43 Fellows of the Royal Society, who felt that the society had been acting more as hot-headed advocates than cool-headed scientists. Its previous president, Lord May, had particularly rankled Royal Society scientists by claiming, without having canvassed his membership, that “The debate on climate change is over” and that “On one hand, you have the entire scientific community and on the other you have a handful of people, half of them crackpots.”

The debate is now officially not over, the society says. “The size of future temperature increases and other aspects of climate change, especially at the regional scale, are still subject to uncertainty,” it explains, appearing to chide scientists who have tried to make scary predictions about the future that had no basis in science: “There is little confidence in specific projections of future regional climate change, except at continental scales.”

Moreover, the Royal Society now states that so little is known about how different today’s climate is from the past that “some uncertainties are unlikely ever to be significantly reduced.”

To see how far the Royal Society has come from its past pronouncements on climate change, see its notorious 2005 document, “A guide to facts and fictions about climate change.”

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Shock: Top British Scientists force Royal Society into Climate Change U-Turn

source: climatechangedispatch
by: John O'Sullivan

Britain’s Royal Society issue astonishing climate change climb down and disowns scientists who have made predictions about heat waves and rising sea levels.

On September 30, 2010 The Royal Society (RS) published its humiliating climb down under the header ‘Climate change: a summary of the science.’ The sudden move appears to be a desperate attempt to pre-empt a possible rebellion among the ranks of the world’s oldest and most prestigious science institute.

In a new document that replaces the institution’s former official guide, ‘Climate change controversies, a simple guide,’ the RS now officially concedes, “some uncertainties are unlikely ever to be significantly reduced”.

Leading Experts Have ‘Little Confidence’ in Global Warming Numbers

Professor Anthony Kelly and Sir Alan Rudge, senior members of the academic advisory council of the Global Warming Policy Foundation, led the victory for climate common sense. They spoke for 43 angry fellows who signed a petition sent to the society’s president, Lord Rees. Rees, who has long been accused by climate skeptics as a key global warming scaremonger now grudgingly admits, “There is little confidence in specific projections of future regional climate change, except at continental scales.”

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Why Are Climategate Charlatans Still Free?

source: factsnotfantasy
by: alan caruba

If I had engaged in activities that involved fleecing the governments of the United States and the United Kingdom of billions in public funds in the name of “climate research”, and it was found that I had manipulated the data to advance the “global warming” hoax, wouldn’t I be facing charges of fraud?

Or if the universities for which I worked had benefited from receiving those public funds had conducted hearings that exonerated me, wouldn’t those institutions be considered accessories to the alleged crime?

This is the case today for the Climate Research Unit of the University of East Anglia in England and Pennsylvania State University in America. If the CRU is above suspicion, why did the U.S. Department of Energy suspend funds for it in July citing scientific doubts raised by the Climategate revelations last November?

Leaked emails between the principal players, CRU’s Phil Jones and Penn State’s Michael Mann, documented their dismay over the fact that the overall temperatures of the Earth were not increasing and colluded to suppress any expression of global warming skepticism in respected science journals.

Indeed, one of Mr. Jones emails admitted that he had “deleted loads of emails” to avoid being exposed lest someone bring a Freedom of Information Act request. In July a Wall Street Journal commentary by Patrick J. Michaels, a professor of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia, noted that at the heart of the yet unresolved issues are “professional misconduct, data manipulation, and the jiggering of both the scientific literature and climatic data.”

Monday, 27 September 2010

Piers Corbyn interviewed by Karen Frandsen from Eerie Investigations

source: climaterealists

Karen Frandsen speaks with Meteorologist and Astrophysicist Piers Corbyn. They discuss weather prediction through Solar Sunspot activity, climate change and its causes, HAARP, chemtrails, green politics, and much more. For more information on Piers' work see

Part 1 of 3

Friday, 24 September 2010

Britain's Climate Change Department May Be Cut

by: Patrick Henningsen

With the current protracted recession still in play and a government budget deficit to reconcile, Her Majesty’s Government may be looking to trim some fat by giving its bloated £3.2 billion Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) the royal chop.

Such budget austerity measures for UK government spending should come as no surprise to anyone who has been following the political slate since the keys were exchanged at Downing Street this past June. It’s an all too familiar story in Westminster and the thing that all bureaucrats fear the most. When your departmental number is called, you realise that all the liquid lunches, expense accounts, canape receptions and conference junkets could soon come to an end. So it was only a matter of time before fiscal reality came home for a seat at DECC’s own annual gravy dinner.

The fact that Britain’s DECC is on the butcher’s block also signals that some ministers and policy gurus might be reconsidering whether the highly politicised global warming movement should be a top priority for the country, and evidence that some are now doubting the legitimacy of such a department. Policy makers are now weighing up the benefits of such a massive bureaucratic department which is steering a politcal agenda based solely upon what is now deemed to be highly questionable science by some- and outright fraud by others.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Cassandra Says It Will Get Very Cold: Romm Insists Hot

source: factsnotfantasy
by: Alan Caruba

In the Greek myth about Cassandra, she could foresee the future, but no one believed her warnings. Her name is believed to be derived from the words for beauty and the sun.

Any number of solar scientists and others are warning that the Earth is on the brink of a new Ice Age at worst, a mini ice age at best. Dr. Achim Brauer of the German Research Center for Geosciences in Potsdam has concluded that the next Ice Age will come on so swiftly that in barely a year much of the northern hemisphere will be incased in ice and snow.

The Little Ice Age from around 1300 to 1850 lasted long enough to transform European society and have a profound affect on the histories of America and France. In England, they went from growing grapes to skating on a completely frozen Thames.

All the signs are in place and throughout the northern hemisphere nations, their leaders prattle on about global warming, clean energy, endangered species, and all the other environmental foolishness without once casting an eye toward the source of all climate on Earth, the Sun!

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

IPCC Studies And Reports Have Nothing to Do with Climate Change

source: canadafreepress
by: Dr Tim Ball

Most people have no idea what the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) actually studies. They believe their reports are complete reports of climate change. This misconception is mostly because the IPCC arranged it and does little to correct it. In fact, they only look at that portion of climate change caused by humans. Here’s how they limit their study.

“The definition of climate change the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), in its Article 1, defines climate change as: ‘a change of climate which is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global atmosphere and which is in addition to natural climate variability observed over comparable time periods’. The UNFCCC thus makes a distinction between climate change attributable to human activities altering the atmospheric composition, and climate variability attributable to natural causes.”

The problem is you cannot determine the human portion of climate change if you don’t know how much it changes naturally – and we don’t. The IPCC assumes humans cause most of the changes that are occurring and set out to prove that is true.

Everything they’ve done is contrary to normal scientific practices yet is presented to the public as solid science. The IPCC has done nothing to publicly or formally disavow claims that the science is settled. It is not settled because it never began, or worse, was deliberately diverted.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Lawrence Solomon: Chilling Evidence

by: Lawrence Solomon

Two years ago, William Livingston and Matthew Penn of the National Solar Observatory in Tucson, in a controversial paper that contradicted conventional wisdom and upset global warming theorists, predicted that sunspots could more or less disappear after 2015, possibly indicating the onset of another Little Ice Age.

As they stated then, “the occurrence of prolonged periods with no sunspots is important to climate studies, since the Maunder Minimum was shown to correspond with the reduced average global temperatures on the Earth.” The Maunder Minimum lasted for approximately 70 years, from about 1645 to 1715, and was marked by bitter cold, widespread crop failures, and severe human privation. They concluded their 2008 paper by noting, “Finally, observations of this type during the onset of the next sunspot cycle will be critical in determining if the observed trends continue.”

We are now in the onset of that next sunspot cycle, called Cycle 24 – these cycles typically last 11 years — and Livingston and Penn have this month published new, potentially ominous findings in a paper entitled Long-term Evolution of Sunspot Magnetic Fields: “we are now seeing far fewer sunspots than we saw in the preceding cycle; solar Cycle 24 is producing an anomalously low number of dark spots and pores,” they report.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Venus Is Hot – Mars Is Not

source: climatechangedispatch
by: Steven Goddard

Both planets have atmospheric CO2 concentrations around 95%. Earth’s atmosphere has only 0.04% CO2. The density of CO2 in both planet’s atmospheres is much higher than Earth’s atmosphere.

Temperatures on Venus average a balmy 467°C, but temperatures on Mars average a nippy −63 °C. Why the big difference?

According to the “runaway CO2 greenhouse” theory, both planets should be really hot. Mars is twice as far away from the Sun, so its top of atmosphere receives only 25% of the solar radiation as Venus. But clouds on Venus reflect 75% of the sunlight – so the SW radiation flux at the surface is similar on the two planets.

So why is Venus hot and Mars cold? Simple – it is the atmospheric pressure.

The pressure on Venus is nearly one thousand times higher than on Mars. As the atmosphere convects, descending gases warm and ascending gases cool. The amount of warming is determined primarily by the increase in pressure.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Climate Change: Failures of Global Warming Probes 'Let Down Public'

by: John Ingham

Public inquiries into the Climategate scandal have failed to restore confidence in the science behind global warming, a report claimed yesterday.

It branded as flawed the three inquiries into the leaking of e-mails by scientists at East Anglia university’s world-leading Climate Research Unit.

And it called for independent inquiries into the ethos of climate research and the science itself.

Yesterday’s report for Lord Lawson’s Global Warming Policy Foundation – a climate change sceptic think-tank – said: “The inquiries avoided key questions and failed to probe some of the most serious allegations.”

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Study: Coral Reef Damage From CO2-Warming Was Overblown Hype


The Findings of Three New Peer-Reviewed Studies: Coral Reef Damage From CO2-Warming Was Overblown Hype

Read here. Big-Government funded scientists and Big-Soros funded leftist-AGW-activists all predicted that CO2-induced "global warming" would cause permanent damage to the world's coral reefs. Now three new studies have found that the predictions of coral reefs' demise from AGW is categorically false.

The moral of the story? As is usually the case, government funded climate scientists and left funded activists are primarily on the agenda payroll to mislead and deceive. Their claims and predictions of AGW calamities should be heavily discounted as there is high likelihood that further science will expose them as agenda-driven, political-based garbage.

Monday, 13 September 2010

Global Warming is 'bulls**t' says Ryanair Boss O'Leary

by: Martin Hickman

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. But it's amazing the way the whole fucking eco-warriors and the media have changed. It used to be global warming, but now, when global temperatures haven't risen in the past 12 years, they say 'climate change'."

Friday, 10 September 2010

Study: “Arctic Was 5C Warmer During The (LIG) Last InterGlaciation Than at Present”

source: wuwt
by: Anthony Watts

Wikipedia says:

The Eemian was an interglacial period which began about 130,000 years ago and ended about 114,000 years ago. It was the second-to-latest interglacial period of the current Ice Age, the most recent being the Holocene which extends to the present day. The prevailing Eemian climate is believed to have been similar to that of the Holocene.

Last Interglacial Arctic Warmth Confirms Polar Amplification of Climate Change
by the Cape Last Interglacial Project Members

Guest summary by Peter Hodges of the Paper at:

It is widely accepted that the last interglacial was much warmer than the current. Forests reached the Arctic ocean across most of Eurasia, Scandinavia was an Island due to higher sea levels, and hippos swam in the Thames. As a basic introduction to the subject the Wikipedia entry is well worth a quick read.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Polar Ice Loss Estimates Shrinking Faster Than Icecaps Themselves

source: dailytech
by: Jason Mick

Global warming proponents are forced to revise their predictions in the face of mounting evidence

Is the Earth warming? Recent studies have shown that some scientists believe that the Earth is experiencing climate change of the warming variety. And the body of collected evidence seems to support the hypothesis that the Earth is undergoing warming. The more interesting questions are "how much warming is occurring?" and "are humans causing it?"

On those issues there's still much debate and rancor, as illustrated by the recent embarrassing leak of emails from the University of East Anglia. The emails indicated a couple of particularly zealous advocates of anthropogenic global warming (AGW) theory suggesting a concerted effort to suppress publication and funding of studies that offered alternative or skeptical perspectives.

Monday, 6 September 2010

source: climaterealist
by: cfact

Lord Christopher Monckton refutes Prof. John Abraham of the University of St. Thomas in a series of 21 videos.

Monckton Refutes Abraham: Introduction

Part 2: Sea Level Rise

Friday, 3 September 2010

Climate CO2 Sensitivity Overestimated

by: Doug L. Hoffman

It is well known that carbon dioxide cannot directly account for the observed increase in global temperature over the past century. This has led climate scientists to theorize that many feedback relationships exists within the climate system, serving to amplify the impact of rising CO2 levels. One of these is the impact of rising temperature on the ability of the ecosystem to absorb CO2. The temperature sensitivity of ecosystem respiratory processes (referred to as Q10) is a key determinant of the interaction between climate and the carbon cycle. New research, recently published in the journal Science, shows that the Q10 of ecosystem respiration is invariant with respect to mean annual temperature, and independent of the analyzed ecosystem type. This newly discovered temperature insensitivity suggests that climate sensitivity to CO2 is much smaller than assumed by climate models.

Climate sensitivity is generally given as how much temperature rise would result from a doubling of atmospheric CO2 levels. Using IPCC figures for radiative forcing, a doubling of CO2 would lead to a temperature rise of about half a degree (see “Another Look at Climate Sensitivity”). Yet the UN IPCC Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) gives a much higher value for climate sensitivity. It claims a 2°C to 4.5°C rise for a CO2 doubling, or from four to nine times higher than what is see in the real climate system. Why? Climate models assume that there are large positive feedbacks as Earth warms. Among these feedbacks is the impact of rising temperature on emission and absorption of CO2 by Earth's biota.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Hot It Was Not... Farewell to Coldest August For 17 years

by: Ryan Kisiel

It should have been the height of summer, but was notable only for its low temperatures.

The UK has just endured its coldest August for 17 years, which was marked, say forecasters, by a complete absence of 'hot days'.

The month also saw the lowest single-day August temperature for 23 years, with it falling to 55f (12.8c) in Edgbaston, Birmingham, last Thursday.

And several 'notably' cold nights were recorded last week.

An exceptionally cloudy period in the South East of England put something of a dampener on the holiday period as heavy rain fell across large swathes of the country.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Climate Change Lies Exposed


The world’s leading climate change body has been accused of losing credibility after a damning report into its research practices.

A high-level inquiry into the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change found there was “little evidence” for its claims about global warming.

It also said the panel had emphasised the negative impacts of climate change and made “substantive findings” based on little proof.

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

IPCC Told to Stop Lobbying and Restrict Role to Explaining Climate Science

by: Stephen Adams and Robert Winnett

An independent investigation into the UN’s climate change body has warned it to stop lobbying and to restrict its role to explaining the science behind any changes in global temperature.

Senior officials at the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have also been ordered to disclose their outside financial interests to avert any allegations that they may have profited from policies to tackle global warming.

New controls should also be introduced to ensure that the scientific claims made in influential international reports are robust in future.

The independent inquiry which delivered the rebuke was ordered after the IPCC admitted it had exaggerated the pace at which Himalayan glaciers were melting. Several other errors in its recent report were also uncovered.

Friday, 27 August 2010

Ice Sheet Loss Cut In Half

source: climatechangefraud
by: Doug L Hoffman

Much concern has been raised by climate scientists regarding ice loss from the world's two remaining continental ice sheets. Rapid loss of ice-mass from the glaciers of Greenland and Antarctica are cited as proof positive of global warming's onslaught. The latest measurements involve the use of satellite gravimetry, estimating the mass of terrain beneath by detecting slight changes in gravity as a satellite passes overhead. But gravity measurements of ice-mass loss are complicated by glacial isostatic adjustments—compensation for the rise or fall of the underlying crustal material. A new article in Nature Geoscience describes an innovative approach employed to derive ice-mass changes from GRACE data. The report suggests significantly smaller overall ice-mass losses than previous estimates.

The storage of water or ice on land—the presence of large bodies of water or glacial ice sheets—affect the Earth's gravitational field. This effect is detected by the NASA Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites. Twin satellites were launched in March 2002, to make detailed measurements of Earth's gravity field. Since then, GRACE has been used to study tectonic features, estimate ground water volumes and calculate the amount of ice contained in the Greenland and Antarctica ice sheets. However, other factors can contribute to the GRACE measurements than just the volume of ice in an ice sheet. These factors include the response of Earth's crust (the lithosphere) to past changes in ice load.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Cameron 'Ran Scared' From Climate Debate

source: theonenewsnow
by: Bill Bumpas

Film director James Cameron recently backed out of a public debate he initiated with three high-profile global warming skeptics, who believe Cameron made the wise decision in pulling out of the conference.

The award-winning director of Titanic and Avatar was to debate new media entrepreneur Andrew Breitbart, filmmaker Ann McElhinney, and executive editor Marc Morano with two scientists at a global warming and energy conference in Aspen, Colorado, on Sunday. But Morano thinks Cameron's arrogance caught up with him.

"Cameron was given the standard Al Gore talking points, and he was repeating them. He was going on forums, and he was talking to reporters...all over the country, and no one [was] challenging him," the global warming skeptic notes. "So he's thinking, 'Wow, these talking points are really working. I understand the science; I've got it down. I'm going to start challenging people.'"

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Russian Heat Wave Due to Dramatic Changes in Solar Activity – Forecaster: Piers Corbyn


This year Russia was hit by a record-breaking heat wave that led to wildfires which killed dozens and left thousands homeless. Weather forecaster Piers Corbyn says this is a result of weather cycles, not global warming.

“What we have is a tremendous amount of activity on the sun and that affects the rush of particles from the sun to the earth and that changes the ionosphere and that also changes the circulation patterns of the globe in what is known as the jet stream,” Corbyn explained. “And that caused a shifting of the weather patterns so the south wind in Western Russia terminated and instead we got a northwestern flow of thunderstorms and cooling.”

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Why Warming Is Falsely Reported When World Is Cooling

source: canada free press
by: Dr Tim Ball

Finally, a weather person has mentioned the word “blocking” when talking about the heat and fires in Moscow. It’s a natural event as the world shifts from the warming trend of the 1990s to a cooling trend since 2000. Distortion of reality about global temperatures continues with warming claims while Western North America, most of Eurasia and large areas of the southern hemisphere report below normal temperatures. It’s been the coldest summer on record north of 80°N latitude and rate of sea ice melt continues to decrease.

Recently the Peruvian government declared a state of emergency as hundreds of people died from the coldest temperatures in 50 years.

Fifty years ago there was a cooling trend as global temperatures declined from 1940 to 1980. It troubled promoters of human CO2 as the cause of global warming. During the cooling period, CO2 from human activity increased the most in human history. They tried to solve the problem by plugging variables into the models until results equaled what was happening. It has nothing to do with reality, but allows them to claim their models work because they recreate past conditions. It’s even better if the cause has a human source. In the 1940–80 cooling, they added sulfates. Trouble is sulfate additions continued but global temperatures began to rise.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

They Do Protest Too Much by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley

by: Christopher Monckton

SPPI’s (Science and Public Policy Institute) authoritative Monthly CO2 Reports have been providing hard, real-world data about changes in CO2 concentration, temperature, sea ice, hurricane activity, and many other climate indicators for two years. These regular reports, now widely cited on television, in universities, and in Congress, have proven highly embarrassing to climate extremists.

Our graphs show that the climate is responding normally, and that neither CO2 concentration nor temperature is rising anything like as fast as the UN’s climate panel had predicted.

Now the extremists are seeking to dismiss our CO2 concentration and temperature graphs as incorrect in various respects. This short note answers some of the inappropriate criticisms currently circulating on the extremist blogs.

Click here to download PDF file from SPPI

Monday, 16 August 2010

US Government Admits Global Warming Satellite Sensors “Degraded”

source: climaterealist

"Temperatures may be out by 10-15 degrees. Now five satellites in controversy. Top scientists speakout".

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.

Friday, 13 August 2010

Regional Global Cooling Extremes

source: examiner
by: John Leonard

It is literally freezing in Argentina.

Record amounts of energy are being imported because of increased consumer demand. Businesses have been forced into temporary shutdowns because of insufficient energy available to produce goods.

The coldest winter in forty years has caused shortages of natural gas. Shipments of liquified gas are expected to double this year.

Electricity purchased from other countries reached the 1,000 megawatt level by mid July. (Remember winter and summer are reversed south of the equator.)

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Target: Monckton

source: WUWT
by: Anthony Watts

Have you noticed the kicking around that CFACT Advisor Lord Christopher Monckton’s been getting lately?
Add to the title “Viscount of Brenchley,” “whipping boy du jour.” Seldom a recent day goes by without some new name calling or conspiracy theory attacking Lord Monckton echoing through the left-wing blogosphere.

Why is Chris Monckton the victim of a global warming attack campaign? Effectiveness. Few have been so brilliantly effective at debunking the global warming scare as this compellingly articulate British Lord.

Lord Monckton does his homework. He scours the scientific literature. He devours every word and graph. He is in constant contact with a vast network of leading scientists throughout the world. He wades past the executive summaries and masters the details. He checks the math, checks the logic, and checks the consistency of what is claimed about our climate. He synthesizes global warming science and policy raising vital questions that provoke thought in the mind of any expert or layman with an open mind.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

US Government in Massive New Global Warming Scandal – NOAA Disgraced

by: John O'Sullivan

Global warming data apparently cooked by U.S. government-funded body shows astounding temperature fraud with increases averaging 10 to 15 degrees Fahrenheit.

600°F in Egg Harbor, WI? Yikes!

The tax-payer funded National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has become mired in fresh global warming data scandal involving numbers for the Great Lakes region that substantially ramp up averages.

Monday, 9 August 2010

New “Our Climate” iPhone App Released

source: WUWT
by: Anthony Watts

Great news, and a present for the many readers of WUWT. The “Our Climate” iPhone App has made it through Apple’s review process unscathed and the App is now available for download on the iTunes Store worldwide.

Our Climate is your “go-to” climate information resource. It is the most comprehensive, fun and informative climate education resource available for Apple® iOS devices, such as the iPhone® and iPod Touch® platforms.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Piers Corbyn July Summary and August Forecast, with Climategate and Met Office News

source: weatheraction
by: Piers Corbyn

Part 1 of 2 - Review of the July Forecast and Weather forecast for August 2010

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Peru Declares State of Emergency Amid Plunging Temperatures

source: guardian uk
by: annie kelly

Hundreds die from extreme cold in remote mountain villages also struggling with severe poverty

Peru has declared a state of emergency after hundreds of children died from freezing conditions that have seen temperatures across much of the South American country plummet to a 50-year low. In 16 of Peru's 25 regions, temperatures have fallen below -24C.

Reports from the country say 409 people, most of them children, have already died from the cold, with temperatures predicted to fall further in coming weeks.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Climate Depot's Marc Morano on ABC News


Part 1

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Response to John Abraham by Lord Monckton

source: scienceandpublicpolicy
by: Christopher Monckton

Christopher Monckton has issued an extensive and detailed critique and refutation of a widely circulated 83-minute personal attack on him by one J.P. Abraham, a lecturer in fluid mechanics at the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota.

Click here or above image for full document

Monday, 12 July 2010

Ocean CO2 Storage - Revised

source: The Resiliant Earth
by: Doug L. Hoffman

The ocean is Earth's largest single sink for CO2 outside of the planet's crust itself. Simple sea creatures depend on carbon dissolved in the ocean's water for their existence, and their actions create a biological carbon “pump” that removes vast quantities of CO2 from the atmosphere. Large amounts are suspended in the water column as dissolved organic carbon (DOC), and each year the ocean's biological pump deposits some 300 million tons of carbon in the deep ocean sink. New findings have revealed that massive amounts of carbon are converted into “inedible” forms of organic carbon that remain out of circulation for thousands of years, effectively sequestering the carbon by removing it from the ocean food chain. According to Jiao Nianzhi, a microbial ecologist here at Xiamen University, the amount stored is tremendous: “It's really huge. It's comparable to all the carbon dioxide in the air.”

On average, the world's oceans absorb 2% more carbon than they emit each year, forming an important sink in the overall carbon cycle. CO2 is absorbed by the ocean in a number of ways. Some dissolves into the water column, forming carbonic acid (H2CO3) while more enters the seas through the food chain. Green, photosynthesizing plankton converts as much as 60 gigatons of carbon per year into organic carbon—roughly the same amount fixed by land plants and almost 10 times the amount emitted by human activity. But this form of carbon is only stored for a short period of time.

Friday, 9 July 2010

Refusing to Report the Truth

source: Canada Free Press
by: Alan Caruba

I attended the first two International Climate Change Conferences when they were held in New York City, but a change of venue to the hometown of The Heartland Institute, Chicago, was enough to discourage someone like myself who no longer enjoys travel of any kind for any reason.

The most recent Heartland conference was held May 16-18 and drew over 800 people from nearly thirty nations. I “attended” electronically, watching the proceedings that were broadcast by Pajamas Media via the Internet.

My friend, Joseph Bast, is the founder The Heartland Institute and, in a recent issue of The Heartlander, he wrote a revealing and insightful article, “There’s Nothing Mainstream About Old Media”, that says much about the state of journalism in America today.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

'Climategate', 'Amazongate' - When Will the Truth be Told?

source: telegraph
by: Christopher Booker

What are we to make of the efforts by the political and academic establishments to hold the line against all those revelations, such as "Climategate", which last winter rocked the authority of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change? The most obvious feature of the four official inquiries into the "Climategate" emails (a fifth report is due this week from Sir Muir Russell), is that not one has engaged with the central point at issue. This is the evidence from the emails and other documents confirming that the key IPCC scientists involved had been manipulating data to show temperatures having lately shot up to levels unknown in the past 1,000 years.

A familiar example was the IPCC's "hockey stick" graph, created by the American scientist Michael Mann, but shown by the statistics expert Steve McIntyre to be no more than a statistical artefact. Last week, a second inquiry by his own university cleared Dr Mann, again making no attempt to discuss the central issue. Instead, it merely asserted – while acclaiming him as "among the most respected scientists in his field" – that the techniques used to compile his graph were wholly acceptable. Similarly, McIntyre was startled last week to get a dismissive email from Lord Oxburgh, whose Science Appraisal Panel also avoided the crucial issue in its perfunctory five-page report, bizarrely claiming that "the science was not the subject of our study".

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Antarctic Sea Ice Peaks at Third Highest in the Satellite Record

Source: WUWT
by: Anthony Watts

While everyone seems to be watching the Arctic extent with intense interest, it’s bipolar twin continues to make enough ice to keep the global sea ice balance near normal. These images from Cryosphere today provide the details. You won’t see any mention of this in the media. Google News returns no stories about Antarctic Sea Ice Extent.

Countdown to "Solar Climate Change" - 10th to 12th July (give or take a day each way)

source: climate realist
by: CO2Sceptic

As we march forward to the impending TOP RED WARNING of a "Solar Climate Change" for the period 10-12 July (give or take a day each way) from Piers Corbyn at WeatherAction. I will try to use the UK update from the Met Office to show this change. The period, be it only a few days away, will not only be part of Piers Corbyn forecast for the UK, it will ALSO be part of a complex weather world weather event, that could include Earthquakes, Volcanic eruptions, Floods and major Tornadoes. These changes on our world ARE predictable and can be produced by Piers Corbyn months in advance and have NOTHING to do with CO2.

The last time I tried to do this I gave it the tag "North Sea Storm Surge", and you will see that it was NOT the correct weather situation, but was in fact a major flood (a 1 in 100 year event for that location). I fully expect the UK will see something, but will it be a major flood or something else just as bad? However, that's NOT to say the world WILL also see something in the magnitude of at least a 1 in 20 year event. I want the readers of Climate Realists to report this blog to other blog sites in the hope we can show what will take place from a "Solar Climate Change". The events you will see around the world in this time frame will be NOTHING to do with "Man Made" Climate Change.... more to follow soon......meanwhile....

Friday, 25 June 2010

Weather Action: June 2010

source: Weather Action

Weather Action Report

All the Very Extreme weather events of June (10-23) in Europe & USA confirm Long Range Solar driven predictions.

Simultaneous extreme events around world verify predictable solar cause;
-Major advance in forecast science
-More VERY EXTREME events coming in July - USA, Europe & world

All the 5 spells of VERY EXTREME deadly weather events from June 10th to 23rd predicted in long range by Piers Corbyn of WeatherAction for specific catastrophes in USA & Europe & simultaneous other events around the world were confirmed to the day; and the driving events from the Sun were reported in Solar & magnetic records.

The 5 most extreme, deadly weather event-periods were:

Thursday, 24 June 2010

International Climate Conference Proves “Skeptics” Champion Vibrant Discussion

source: The Heartland Institute
by: Dan Miller

Global warming is not a human-induced crisis, reported more than 70 speakers in three days of sessions at The Heartland Institute’s Fourth International Conference on Climate Change, May 16-18 in Chicago. Bringing together scientists, economists, and public policy experts from 23 countries, the conference proved not only that global warming is not a crisis, but also that “skeptics” can argue about the finer points of climate science without losing track of professional courtesy and civility.

Grilling Message, Not Messenger
Researcher Steve McIntyre presented the important events of the Climategate scandal for a rapt audience in the opening plenary. But at the conclusion of his 30-minute detailing of events before roughly 700 dinner guests, the Canadian scientist shunned audience pressure to proclaim a fraud or demand punishment for the scientists who in McIntyre’s estimation “offended” scientists and the public.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Antarctic Glacier Melting Due to Hidden Ice Ridge Not Global Warming

source: daily mail
by: Niall Firth

An underwater ridge could explain why a major glacier in the Antarctic is melting more quickly than ever before, according to a new study.

Scientists used a robot submarine to make a 3D map of the ocean under the ice shelf at the end of the Pine Island Glacier in western Antarctica.

They discovered that the ice was no longer resting on a subsea ridge that had slowed the glacier's slide until the early 1970s.

The discovery means that the glacier's more rapid melting in recent years could be due to the flow of warmer sea water beneath it rather than climate change, as had previously been believed.

Monday, 21 June 2010

Nasa: Solar Flares From 'Huge Space Storm' Will Cause Devastation

source: telegraph
by Andrew Hough

Britain could face widespread power blackouts and be left without critical communication signals for long periods of time, after the earth is hit by a once-in-a-generation “space storm”, Nasa has warned.

National power grids could overheat and air travel severely disrupted while electronic items, navigation devices and major satellites could stop working after the Sun reaches its maximum power in a few years.

Friday, 18 June 2010

July 2010 in Britain & Ireland (& around the world) by Piers Corbyn

source: weatheraction

15 June 2010 WeatherAction releases new 15-45 day ahead forecast for Britain & Ireland for July 2010 which REVISES the 30-60 day forecast under new forecast advances, making the already predicted deluges and floods more intense.

Piers Corbyn announced his new forecast advances - called Solar Lunar Action Technique No2a (SLAT2a), saying: "SLAT now supercedes SWT - Solar Weather Technique - and has greater skill in predicting severe deluges and consequent flooding. It explains the extreme ferocity of successfully predicted recent deluges and massive deadly floods in Europe and the USA*; and the ferocity of other mid-June deluges around the world such as in China", he said. *Here

Monday, 7 June 2010

A Preliminary Response to John Abraham — The Extremists Join the Climate Debate at Last!

By: Christopher Monckton of Brenchley

ONE of the numerous artifices deployed by the now-retreating climate-extremist movement has been the careful avoidance of any debate with anyone on the skeptical side of the case who happens to know anything about climate science or economics.

As the extremists lose the argument and become more desperate, that is changing. John Abraham, a lecturer in fluid mechanics at a college in Minnesota has recently issued – and widely disseminated – a hilariously mendacious 83-minute attempted rebuttal of a speech by me about the climate last October in St. Paul, Minn.

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Sunspots May Predict Hurricanes as Well as Global Warming and Coooling

source: financialpost
by: Lawrence Solomon

Sunspots may have a more profound effect on Earth’s climate than previously understood, according to new research published in the scientific journal, Geophysical Research Letters, and presented to the American Meteorological Society.

The research, by Robert Hodges and Jim Elsner of Florida State University, looked at the frequency of hurricanes and sunspots from 1851 to 2008 during the Sun’s 11-year cycles. During periods of low sunspot activity, the researchers discovered, the probability of three or more hurricanes hitting the United States increases dramatically.

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Global Cold Wave May Be Looming — This Time, the Science Is Good by Art Horn

source: climaterealist
by: Art Horn

La Nina, a solar minimum, and a massive volcanic eruption make a threesome of cold weather events not seen for two hundred years.

In a cosmically ironic twist of fate and timing, nature may be set to empirically freeze any and all anthropogenic global warming talk: a blast of Arctic cold may encase the earth in an icy grip not seen for 200 years.

This is not alarmist fantasy or 2012 babble — several natural forces that are known to cause cooling are awakening simultaneously, raising speculation of a “perfect storm” of downward pressures on global temperature. These forces let loose one at a time can cause the Earth to cool and can bring about harsh winter conditions. If they all break free at once, the effects could be felt not just in the coming winter, but year-round, and for several years to come.