Tuesday, 31 August 2010

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

source: telegraph.co.uk
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 ClimateDepot.com 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

source: rt.com

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

source: scienceandpublicpolicy.org
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

source: climatechangefraud.com
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.