Global Warming

Ice free Arctic? Not anytime soon

Remember the claims by warmists, that the turning point had been reached, that the Arctic would be ice free by 2012?

Yeah, not happening.

While global warming seems to have set the polar north on a path to floe-free summers, the latest data from Europe’s Cryosat mission suggests it may take a while yet to reach those conditions.

The spacecraft observed 7,500 cu km of ice cover in October when the Arctic traditionally starts its post-summer freeze-up.

This was only slightly down on 2013 when 8,800 cu km were recorded.

Two cool summers in a row have now allowed the pack to increase and then hold on to a good deal of its volume. Read more »

No sign of global warming as US shivers

Have you noticed?

It is now difficult to find an up to date graph of temperature changes around the world.

Every man and his dog were publishing them when they were rising  but nearly 20 years of a flat line the supply has dried up.

Now we get regular reports in MSM of record highs – “record high in Timbuktu for July” or similar.  Our media lap it up, all proof of the coming ‘climageddon’.

But did you see the information below?  No?  Strange.  No bias.  Just pig ignorance. Or willing subterfuge to hide record lows on the part of a complicit media.

Record setting cold and snow, not global warming, became the norm in November 2014. According to Ice Age Now: 4,856 locations in the U.S. set daily record low-high temperatures in November and another 4,121 saw record lows at least one day in November. For the month as a whole, 94 locations set a new monthly record low and 1,435 locations set an average record low-high temperature for the month as a whole. Indeed, for the year-to-date, nearly 28,000 locations saw record lows during 2014, and another 19,500, locations set record low-daily-highs.    Read more »

Where is that rapidly rising sea level when you need it?

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Is it just me or does this hippy/green ‘head in the sand’ thing have a Jonestown massacre look to it?

It is certainly what they would all look like if ISIS ever took control.

Still, there has been no warming for 18 years and global sea ice extent is at long term average – It is weird that Groser is even bothering, but the US has said that whatever NZ is doing is the gold standard.

Meanwhile the hippies and luddites all have their heads buried in the sand…literally.

Hundreds of people across the country have buried their heads in the sand to protest the Government’s “inaction” on climate change.

About 60 people braved the angry skies over Wellington’s Oriental Bay beach to take part in the protest co-organised by the Coal Action Network Aotearoa, Oil Free Wellington, and climate group 350.org.   Read more »

Even Google Engineers now say Renewable Energy ‘Simply won’t work’

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Google is one of the biggest investors in renewable technology. They have poured billions into research and now their top engineers say that renewable energy is hopelessly flawed.

Eric Worrell at WUWT explains:

A research effort by Google corporation to make renewable energy viable has been a complete failure, according to the scientists who led the programme. After 4 years of effort, their conclusion is that renewable energy “simply won’t work”.

According to an interview with the engineers, published in IEEE;

“At the start of RE<C, we had shared the attitude of many stalwart environmentalists: We felt that with steady improvements to today’s renewable energy technologies, our society could stave off catastrophic climate change. We now know that to be a false hope 

Renewable energy technologies simply won’t work; we need a fundamentally different approach.”
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How one global warming nutter spent $74M trying to influence the US elections and got zip for his efforts

The left wing love to demonise the Koch brothers and any one else who puts their own hands into their own pockets for something they believe in.

When their own billionaires do it that is some sort of heroic act, and when you consider that socialists generally only like to spend other peoples money you can understand why it is a small miracle when they spend their own.

Still the demonisation of right wing funders continues while tame millionaires and billionaires on the left are hailed as the new messiahs.

One such person is Tom Steyer who blew $74 million pouring money onto campaigns of those who supported action on climate change.

Though Harry Reid and his merry band of hypocritical Democrats spent the months leading up to the midterm elections ranting and raving about the evils of rich Republican donors like the Koch Brothers, the midterms single largest donor was liberal billionaire Tom Steyer who vowed to shovel money to candidates who would work to address supposed climate change.

Steyer spent $74 million on Tuesday’s elections and sifting through the Democratic carnage, it appears that Steyer has little to show for his vast expense.

Nearly $67 million was pushed to NextGen Climate Action, Steyer’s super PAC. Though Democrats have postured as if donor money was the single greatest threat to our election process, none seemed to take issue with Steyer’s role as financier of global warming alarmist candidates.

In Colorado, Steyer spent $7 million on Democrat Sen. Mark Udall who ended up losing to Republican Cory Gardner.

In Iowa, Steyer blew-through $4.6 million against Republican Joni Ernst and spent $781,327 bankrolling Democrat Rep. Bruce Braley. Ernst won the Iowa Senate seat, becoming the first female Senator from the State of Iowa.

However, beyond just simply candidates, Steyer spent copious amounts of money crusading to make climate change/global warming/global cooling/weather a high-profile issue in the midterm elections that, historically, have served as a referendum on the job performance of the president and the overall direction of the nation.

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Another positive from global warming

So warming the atmosphere heals the ozone layer holes.

I’m so confused.

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Fresh evidence that we survived the last Ice Age

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Say “hi” to grand grand grand grand grand grand grand grand grand grand grand grand grand grand grand grand grand grand grand grand grand grand grand grand grand grand grand grand grand grand grand grand grand grand grand grand grand grand grand grand grand grand grand grand grand grand grand grand grand granddad.

Turns out he was a cool dude in more ways than one: Read more »

Christopher Booker destroys the Met Office

If only we had someone in the NZ media that could have a crack at NIWA like Christopher Booker has just done in the Telegraph to the Met Office over their wonky predictions over climate change.

Five years after we paid £33 million to buy the Met Office a new computer, we are now to pay £97 million to give them a “world-leading super-computer” – described by its chairman as “our integrated weather and climate model, known as the Met Office Unified Model”. That’s because it will not only “produce the most accurate short-term forecasts that are scientifically possible”, but can also predict how the Earth’s climate will change over the next 100 years.

I scarcely need remind readers of how the Met Office’s computer modelling has performed in the past 10 years. In 2004, it predicted that by 2014 the world would have warmed by 0.8C, and that four of the five years after 2009 would beat the 1998 record as the “hottest year ever”. In 2007, its computer predicted that this would be the “warmest year ever”, just before global temperatures temporarily plummeted by 0.7C, equal to their entire net rise in the 20th century. That summer in the UK, it told us, would be “drier than average”, just before some of the worst floods in living memory.

From 2008 to 2010 the models consistently predicted “warmer than average” winters and “hotter and drier summers”: three years when much of the northern hemisphere endured record winter cold and snow; while in the UK, as in that promised “barbecue summer” of 2009, we had summers wetter and cooler than usual. A particular triumph, in October 2010, was the prediction that our winter would be up to “2C warmer than average”, just before the coldest December since records began in 1659.   Read more »

Seagulls are becoming extinct. Oh, and… global warming

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It is hard to feel much empathy for these picnic lunch stealin’ car poopin’ rats of the sky.  But apparently, they’re on the way out!

Seagull numbers in New Zealand are falling so quickly the birds now appear on threatened species lists, alongside the kiwi and the kakapo.

A Department of Conservation report on bird numbers has classified the black-billed gull “nationally critical”, the most serious category, usually reserved for our rarest birds, because of the rate of expected decline.

Numbers were predicted to drop by more than 70 per cent over the next 30 years.

There were an estimated 180,000 to 200,000 of the birds in 1977. There are now thought to be 60,000 to 70,000.

The red-billed gull, the mainstay of Kiwi beaches, is “nationally vulnerable”. Read more »

Top meteorologist claims Climate change PROVED to be ‘nothing but a lie’

The wheels are systematically coming off the climate change trolley.

Now a top meteorologists claims that climate change is nothing but a lie.

THE debate about climate change is finished – because it has been categorically proved NOT to exist, one of the world’s leading meteorologists has claimed.

John Coleman, who co-founded the Weather Channel, shocked academics by insisting the theory of man-made climate change was no longer scientifically credible.

Instead, what ‘little evidence’ there is for rising global temperatures points to a ‘natural phenomenon’ within a developing eco-system.

In an open letter attacking the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, he wrote: “The ocean is not rising significantly.

“The polar ice is increasing, not melting away. Polar Bears are increasing in number.  Read more »