Climate Change

Where’s the warming? Politics not science driving climate change hysteria

The Daily Mail looks at what is driving the climate change debate, and it isn’t science:

For years, computer simulations have predicted that sea ice should be disappearing from the Poles.

Now, with the news that Antarctic sea-ice levels have hit new highs, comes yet another mishap to tarnish the credibility of climate science.

Climatologists base their doom-laden predictions of the Earth’s climate on computer simulations.

But these have long been the subject of ridicule because of their stunning failure to predict the pause in warming – nearly 18 years long on some measures – since the turn of the last century.

Not a single simulation has come close to mapping real life evidence…the science is wonky, at least in the models that predicted doom and destruction.

It’s the same with sea ice. We hear a great deal about the decline in Arctic sea ice, in line with or even ahead of predictions.

But why are environmentalists and scientists so much less  keen to discuss the long-term increase in the southern hemisphere?

In fact, across the globe, there are about one million square kilometres more sea ice than 35 years ago, which is when satellite measurements began.

It’s fair to say that this has been something of an embarrassment for climate modellers. But it doesn’t stop there.

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Global Warming now causing more ice?

First we heard that global warming was melting glaciers, now it is claimed that global warming is causing MORE ice.

Gee they are getting desperate, this is one of the better claims

Earlier this year, global warming was blamed for the ‘irreversible retreat’ of west Antarctic glaciers.

But now scientists claim that warming of the planet is in fact behind a paradoxical growth in South Pole sea ice.

The comments come as Antarctica’s sea ice set a record this week, reaching 815,448 square miles (1,312,000 square km) of ice above its normal range.

Scientists believe the shift is caused by water melting from beneath the Antarctic ice shelves and re-freezing back on the surface.

‘The primary reason for this is the nature of the circulation of the Southern Ocean — water heated in high southern latitudes is carried equatorward, to be replaced by colder waters upwelling from below, which inhibits ice loss,’ Mark Serreze, director of the National Snow and Ice Data Centre, told Harold Ambler at Talking About the Weather.

However, as reported in a separate blog post by Mr Ambler, Nasa scientist Walt Meier said that growing Antarctic sea ice coverage is less significant a measure than declining Arctic sea ice coverage when assessing climate change.  

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Climate change madness hits Cactus Kate in the slats

I honestly don’t know why we entertain these idiots and give them space in our media, but one American says climate change may kill off the Bluff Oysters and suddenly it’s ‘a thing’.

Better savour those oysters or green-lipped mussels while you can, because New Zealand shellfish could be obliterated by greenhouse gases.

An American expert told a University of Otago conference that a “massive shellfish extinction event” could be on the cards.

Todd Capson will speak with government officials and scientists today on what must be done to prevent the rapid disappearance of seafood lovers’ favourite fare .

“It’s not always a gradual change. If you exceed a certain threshold, things die.”

The issue arose because CO 2 in the ocean transformed into an acid, Capson told the delegates at the Foreign Policy School seminar during the weekend.

Rising levels of the gas from carbon fuels meant more of this acid – “the same thing that makes Coca-Cola fizzy” – dissolved the substance oysters and other shellfish needed to make their shells.

Without enough calcium carbonate in the seas to make a fully developed shell in their first days of life, the baby creatures died.

Coral, which builds its reefs using the same material, is also under threat from rising levels of CO 2 in the atmosphere.

Capson said Americans have already experienced the devastation “ocean acidification” could bring.

Yes.  Through pollution.  Not “climate change”.

Could.  Could.  Could.  Could.  Could.  Could.  May, might, maybe.
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Global Warming hasn’t happened, new data shows US been cooling since 1930s

The frauds are starting to be revealed and one of the biggest frauds in the history of mankind hasn’t been a committed by corporate bankers, rather by socialists and their useful idiots in the universities and scientific community.

Global Warming is dead, the evidence is building that is showing the skeptics were right all along.

Christopher Booker writes at The Telegraph:

When future generations try to understand how the world got carried away around the end of the 20th century by the panic over global warming, few things will amaze them more than the part played in stoking up the scare by the fiddling of official temperature data. There was already much evidence of this seven years ago, when I was writing my history of the scare, The Real Global Warming Disaster. But now another damning example has been uncovered by Steven Goddard’s US blog Real Science, showing how shamelessly manipulated has been one of the world’s most influential climate records, the graph of US surface temperature records published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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Washington Post further dents Green’s raison d’ĂȘtre

The Greens are no good at economics or education or other things that matter to the general populace.

They turn to global warming as their scare story for the young to try and maintain a base.

The story is getting thinner and thinner with the Washington Post now declaring at the conclusion of their article:

To be sure, both sets of data points show an overall rise in temperature of +0.01C during the 2000s. But, if current trends continue for just a few more years, then the mean change for the 2000s will shift to negative; in other words, the warming would really stop. The current +.01C increase in temperatures is insufficient to verify the climate change projections for major warming (even the low end +1-2C) by mid-to-late century. A peer reviewed study in Nature Climate Change published in 2013 drew the same conclusion: “Recent observed global warming is significantly less than that simulated by climate models,” it says.

Time to pack up the hemp bags and get a real job.

Their article though begins with showing a chart…and not the usual hockey stick lie, rather a chart that shows we are cooling not warming.

An article in Nature earlier this year discusses some of the possible causes for what some have to referred to as the global warming “pause” or “hiatus”.  Explanations include the quietest solar cycle in over a hundred years, increases in Asian pollution, more effective oceanic heat absorption, and even volcanic activity. Indeed, a peer-reviewed paper published in February estimates that about 15 percent of the pause can be attributed to increased volcanism. But some have questioned whether the pause or deceleration is even occurring at all.   Read more »

Whoopsy, not global warming, instead it is volcanoes warming glaciers in Antarctica

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The green apologists and alarmists all got it wrong again when it was breathlessly reported that we had reached the tipping point and warming was causing some glaciers in Antartica to melt that was going to inundate us all…in several hundre years time.

All good news fodder except they got it wrong again…it is volcanoes that are doing the melting not global warming.

A new study by researchers at the University of Texas, Austin found that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is collapsing due to geothermal heat, not man-made global warming.

Researchers from the UTA’s Institute for Geophysics found that the Thwaites Glacier in western Antarctica is being eroded by the ocean as well as geothermal heat from magma and subaerial volcanoes. Thwaites is considered a key glacier for understanding future sea level rise.

UTA researchers used radar techniques to map water flows under ice sheets and estimate the rate of ice melt in the glacier. As it turns out, geothermal heat from magma and volcanoes under the glacier is much hotter and covers a much wider area than was previously thought. Read more »

Perhaps we could do the same for NIWA

Meteorologists with the Canadian government aren’t allowed to speak publicly about climate change.

A spokesperson said the policy is because meteorologists are not climate experts and the ban extends to other federal scientists who must seek permission to speak to media.

What a good idea…perhaps the government could do the same with NIWA scientists.

Meteorologists working for the Canadian government’s weather and meteorological body Environment Canada have been forbidden from publicly discussing climate change.

A government spokesperson said this week that the policy exists because its meteorologists aren’t qualified to answer questions related to climate change.   Read more »

Shouldn’t they …like…you know…be busy with other stuff?

How is this for crazy?

The New Zealand College of Midwives thinks the most pressing issue to concern their organisation is climate change.

The New Zealand College of Midwives has successfully called for urgent climate action, with a ground-breaking position statement on climate change accepted today by the International Confederation of Midwives meeting in Prague.

The Confederation, representing more than 300,000 midwives from 102 nations, recognises the serious consequences of our changing climate for women, babies and their families, as well as midwives themselves.

OraTaiao: The New Zealand Climate and Health Council’s Co-convenor, Dr Rhys Jones has congratulated the College of Midwives, and in particular Lorna Davies, Principal Midwifery Lecturer at the Christchurch School of Midwifery and OraTaiao Executive Board member, who drafted the successful climate change position statement.

“Health professionals around the world are concerned about the very real threats to human health from our changing climate” says Dr Jones. “Midwives play an important part in family life, and their concern for the future of our children is clear.”    Read more »

About those Polar Bears

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It seems that the scientists lied…they aren’t disappearing as fast as their credibility is.

The Daily Caller reports:

This may come as a shocker to some, but scientists are not always right — especially when under intense public pressure for answers.

Researchers with the IUCN Polar Bear Specialist Group (PBSG) recently admitted to experienced zoologist and polar bear specialist Susan Crockford that the estimate given for the total number of polar bars in the Arctic was “simply a qualified guess given to satisfy public demand.”

Crockford has been critical of official polar bear population estimates because they fail to include five large subpopulations of polar bears. Due to the uncertainty of the populations in these areas, PBSG did not include them in their official estimate — but the polar bear group did include other subpopulation estimates.

PBSG has for years said that global polar bear populations were between 20,000 and 25,000, but these estimates are likely much lower than how many polar bears are actually living in the world.

“Based on previous PBSG estimates and other research reports, it appears there are probably at least another 6,000 or so bears living in these regions and perhaps as many as 9,000 (or more) that are not included in any PBSG ‘global population estimate,’” Crockford wrote on her blog.

“These are guesses, to be sure, but they at least give a potential size,” Crockford added.   Read more »

Carbon Tax – Winston says no, and Labour too scared to say

Given that on OneNews Winston Peters said that NZ First would not support the Carbon tax that there is no zero chance of a Labour led coalition?

It would seem so because Labour too has refused at least to overtly support the tax, instead taking the coward’s way out and saying they will wait until after the election.

In a move seen as unfair to voters, Labour is refusing to say whether they support the policies or not until after the election.

The most recent ONE News Colmar Brunton political poll gave Labour 30% of the party vote, meaning to govern they would need to join forces with other parties.

Chris Trotter, editor of Political Review, says if Labour won’t say how they will work with other parties then voters will “turn to the others”.

Green Party co-leader Russel Normal says climate change is the most challenging issue of our time. The Greens’ solution is a tax on pollution intended to transition New Zealand to carbon neutrality by 2050.    Read more »