Mars with the location of various probes sent by NASA.
James Delingpole, who is now the face of Breitbart London writes about a new study about global warming by 40 ex-NASA scientists that shows that even if we burn all the world’s recoverable fossil fuels it will still only result in a temperature rise of less than 1.2 per cent.
In contrast to the alarmist claims, the planet is not in danger of catastrophic man made global warming.
So say¬†The Right Climate Stuff Research Team, a group of retired NASA Apollo scientists and engineers – the men who put Neil Armstrong on the moon – in a new report.
“It’s an embarrassment to those of us who put NASA’s name on the map to have people like James Hansen popping off about global warming,” says the project’s leader Hal Doiron.
Doiron was one of¬†40 ex NASA employees – including seven astronauts¬†- who wrote in April 2012 to NASA administrator Charles Bolden protesting about the organization’s promotion of climate change alarmism, notably via its resident environmental activist James Hansen.¬† Read more »
The latest theory for the “pause” in global warming is…wait for it…coincidence. I kid you not…now there are 10 supposed reason for the “pause”…here they are:
There is a new paper by Gavin Schmidt et al that comes in as #10 in the growing list of explanations for ‚Äėthe pause‚Äô. Now that we have a top ten list, let‚Äôs review:
- New study claims hi caused ‚Äúthe pause‚ÄĚ in global temperature ‚Äď but AGW will return!
- THE OCEANS ATE OUR GLOBAL WARMING!¬†Trenberth and Fasullo, 2013. But the heat will come back when you least expect it.
- Chinese coal caused the ‚Äėpause‚Äô, published in¬†the¬†proceedings of the National Academy of Science. The¬†study blamed Chinese coal use¬†for the lack of global warming. Global warming proponents essentially claimed that coal use is saving us from dangerous global warming. Kaufmann et al 2011.
- The¬†Montreal Protocol caused the ‚Äėpause‚Äė,¬†which reduced CFC‚Äôs ‚Äď but warming will return soon. Estrada 2013.
- Cowtan and Way‚Äôs (2013) underrepresented Arctic stations get adjustment to fiddle the numbers so that ‚Äėpause‚Äô never existed, but¬†not so fast. It seems all¬†isn‚Äôt quite as it seems. Dr. Judith Curry¬†doesn‚Äôt think much of it either. ¬†¬† Read more »
I wonder how the warmists are going to spin this news…and they won;t be able to blame humans for it either.
The Sun’s activity is at its lowest for 100 years, scientists have warned.
They say the conditions are eerily similar to those before the Maunder Minimum, a time in 1645 when a mini ice age hit, Freezing London’s River Thames.
Researcher believe the solar lull could cause major changes, and say there is a 20% chance it could lead to ‘major changes’ in temperatures.
‘Whatever measure you use, solar peaks are coming down,’ Richard Harrison of the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire told the BBC.
‘I’ve been a solar physicist for 30 years, and I’ve never seen anything like this.’
He says the phenomenon could lead to colder winters similar to those during the Maunder Minimum. ¬† Read more »
2013 has been the year from hell for global warming fanatics says Lawrence Solomon:
Almost everything that could go wrong did go wrong for the cause of global warming
2013 has been a gloomy year for global warming enthusiasts. The sea ice in the Antarctic set a record, according to NASA, extending over a greater area than at any time since 1979 when satellite measurements first began. In the Arctic the news is also glum. Five years ago, Al Gore predicted that by 2013 ‚Äúthe entire North polar ice cap will be gone.‚ÄĚ Didn‚Äôt happen. Instead, a deflated Gore saw the Arctic ice cap increase by 50% over 2012. This year‚Äôs Arctic ice likewise exceeded that of 2008, the year of his prediction. And that of 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Weather between the poles has also conspired to make the global warming believers look bad. In December, U.S. weather stations reported over 2000 record cold and snow days. Almost 60% of the U.S. was covered in snow, twice as much as last year. The heavens even opened up in the Holy Land, where an awestruck citizenry saw 16 inches of snow fall in Jerusalem, almost three feet in its environs. Snow blanketed Cairo for the first time in more than 100 years.
2013 marks the 17th¬†year of no warming on the planet. It marks the first time that James Hansen, Al Gore‚Äôs guru and the one whose predictions set off the global warming scare, admitted that warming had stopped. It marks the first time that major media enforcers of the orthodoxy ‚ÄĒ the Economist, Reuters and the London Telegraph ‚Äď admitted that the science was not settled on global warming, the Economist even mocking the scientists‚Äô models by putting them on ‚Äúnegative watch.‚ÄĚ Scientific predictions of global cooling ‚Äď until recently mostly shunned in the academic press for fear of being labeled crackpot ‚Äď were published and publicized by no less than the BBC, a broadcaster previously unmatched in the anthropogenic apocalyptic media. ¬† Read more »
I’ve been saying for ages that most of the people who support Colin Craig re single issue nutters who see his new party as the latest vehicle to push their particular barrow….calling them band wagons is far too generous.
They are the sort of people who declare that they are sick of National so they re off to Colin Craig without actually analysing politically nd economical wwhat the fool stands for. The answer is not much actually…he stands for letting other people have a say. We know this because he is equivocal on bat shit crazy conspiracy theories…he should dismiss them out of hand…but he hasn’t.
Rodney Hide describes precisely what I am talking about in his HoS column.
We had 49 members. I was anxious to make 50. My phone rang and, joy of joys, she was keen to join. Her only concern was battery hen farming. She would sign up but we had to commit to freeing the chickens.
I explained that Act’s commitment was to less tax, more personal responsibility, and that battery hens hadn’t come up. I suggested that perhaps Act, sadly, wasn’t for her. I lost my potential 50th member. ¬† Read more »
NASA has announced a new record growth of the Antarctic Sea Ice extent.
Whenever the ice at the North and South Pole is mentioned, it is mostly in the context of melting ice triggered by global warming. However, the sea ice in Antarctica ‚Äď in contrast to that in the Arctic ‚Äď has proved to be remarkably robust. New measurements have now confirmed that. As the U.S. space agency NASA announced, the sea ice in the Antarctic has extended over an area of ‚Äč‚Äč19.47 million square meters at the end of September. That is the highest since measurements began in 1979.¬† Read more »
NASA has just the job opening for some of our bludgers who are perfectly qualified for the position. Let’s hope John Key is flying to talk to NASA.
Who says there‚Äôs a job crisis in America? NASA is currently looking to¬†pay a number of volunteers $18,000 to lie in bed for 70 days. Participants will be allowed to play games, talk to friends and family members, take classes, even work remotely for their real job, as long as they do not get out of bed for the entire duration of the experiment.
The study will simulate the effects of microgravity on the human body by having the beds tilt head-down at a six-degree angle, forcing body fluids to shift to the upper part of the body and create cardiovascular conditions similar to what is seen during real spaceflight. Scientists will also be monitoring the atrophy of muscle and bone density in the subjects.¬† Read more »
The applications to joint the first manned mission to Mars have closed with more than 200,000 people applying.
The ‚ÄúMars One‚ÄĚ project, which has been soliciting applications for prospective space pioneers to live on Mars,¬†announced on Monday it had received over 200,000 applications¬†from more than 140 countries. The applicants are still a long way off from Martian living, however, as six-to-ten teams of four people are set to be selected by 2015 to undergo seven years of training. Then, in 2023, ‚Äúone of these teams will become the first humans ever to land on Mars and live there for the rest of their lives,‚ÄĚ reads the “Mars One” website.
The countries that had the applications were: U.S. (24 percent), India (10 percent), China (6 percent), Brazil (5 percent), and the U.K. (4 percent).¬† Read more »