Global warming causes hurricanes? Yeah, nah.

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Remember climate alarmists saying that more hurricanes were proof that man-made global warming was real? James Delingpole at Breitbart sets the record straight. quote.

Quote:Global warming has not caused an increase in the frequency or intensity of hurricanes, a study published by the Global Warming Policy Foundation has confirmed.

Climate alarmists such Michael Mann, Kerry Emanuel, and Al Gore often claim that hurricanes are among the extreme weather events that have been exacerbated by man?s selfishness, greed, and refusal to amend his carbon-guzzling lifestyle.End of quote.

In other words evil Capitalism and Consumerism. quote.

Quote:But there is ?little evidence? that this is so, according to the study?s author Paul Homewood.

Even the alarmist Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) acknowledged in its Fifth Assessment Report in 2013 that there has been little change in long-term hurricane activity:

In summary, [there is] low confidence that any reported long-term (centennial) increases in tropical cyclone activity are robust, after accounting or past changes in observing capabilities. More recent assessments indicate that it is unlikely that annual numbers of tropical storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes counts have increased over the past 100 years in the North Atlantic basin. Evidence, however, is for a virtually certain increase in the frequency and intensity of the strongest tropical cyclones since the 1970s in that region.

Unfortunately, a particularly severe hurricane season in the North Atlantic in 2017 gave the alarmists just the excuse they needed to cry wolf once more. Backed by footage of the devastation caused by that year?s two major landfalling hurricanes ? Harvey and Irma ? they concocted a plausible theory as to why global warming will increase such extreme weather events: hurricanes feed off warm waters, so the warmer the waters, the more intense the hurricane.End of quote.

Unfortunately for the alarmists, correlation isn?t proof of causation. quote.

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Climate Experts are blaming their tools for lack of warming

Facing an accelerating implosion of faith in the anthropogenic (man-made) global warming (AGW) theory due in part to satellite data showing more than 18 years of no warming ? the great ?pause? or ?hiatus,? as some put it ? one of the satellite data sets has now been adjusted to show a slight increase in temperatures over the last two decades. Global-warming theorists on the government dole celebrated the news, speculating that it might herald the end of skepticism over their controversial theory and even what particularly rabid warmists refer to as ?climate denial.? However, experts and scientists warned climate alarmists to cool it ? especially because the ?adjusted? data is now significantly different than other, unmanipulated temperature data sets. There appear to be big problems with the adjustments, too, experts in satellite temperature data said.

The adjusted data set in question comes from Remote Sensing Systems (RSS), satellites put into orbit by NASA but now overseen by chief RSS climate scientist Carl Mears in Santa Rosa, California. The new numbers, which were recently adjusted, purport to show about 0.125 degrees Celsius of warming every 10 years. That is radically more than the 0.078 Celsius per decade ? a statistically insignificant figure ? that the RSS data set showed before being ?adjusted.? The new numbers from RSS also show radically higher temperature increases than other satellite data, such as the numbers from the University of Alabama at Huntsville’s data set (UAH). Examining the alleged warming over the tropics, for example, the new adjusted RSS data shows a rate of warming almost five times larger than UAH data, analysts said.

Scientists at UAH, including Dr. Roy Spencer, former senior climate scientist at NASA, compared the new RSS results with the data collected by UAH satellites. In comments on his own website and at climate-focused outlets, Spencer said there had been ?spurious warming? added into the new RSS data ? a problem that UAH data does not have. He blamed the spurious warming in the adjusted RSS data set on the RSS scientists failing to correct for discrepancies between more accurate temperature data-gathering instruments and data gathered by older, poorly calibrated instruments that have drifted from their original orbit. ?I suspect Carl Mears [with RSS] grew tired of global warming ?denialists? using the RSS satellite data to demonstrate an 18-year ?pause,?? Spencer was quoted as saying by the Daily Caller. ?So, now that problem is solved.?

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Sea level rises have been extreme due to global warming



Tongariro Crossing altitude / elevation profile - BEFORE GLOBAL WARNING RAISED SEA LEVELS

Tongariro Crossing altitude / elevation profile – BEFORE GLOBAL WARNING RAISED SEA LEVELS

This is what it looks like since January this year, when Stuff reported on the calamity.

It has obviously been downplayed, as no other media has picked up on it, and Stuff haven’t had the courage to push it. ? Read more »

Will Metiria Turei be wearing this in parliament?


What is “this”, exactly?

Note to all you slightly obsessed folks out there who are into tracking your quantified self: isn’t it about time you started keeping track of not just all the calories you inhale, but the air pollution as well?

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Another MUST WATCH: Greening the Planet, by Dr. Matt Ridley


Anthony Watts?writes

I met Matt Ridley for the first time in person last month on his trip through California. We shared lunch in Novato on a Saturday, it was a pleasant and enlightening conversation. Dr. Ridley ?gets it?; he gets what climate skepticism is all about, and gets what I am about. I?m honored to count him among my friends.

He has this new video out, from his next stop after visiting with me, please take a moment to watch, and more importantly, to share. Ridley?s message is simple ? through our own activities, we are making the world a better, greener place.

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STOP THE PRESS: We are in an Ice Age now



It took me a long time to stop laughing enough to be able to start typing.

What do you do when you can’t get enough data to back your AGW (anthropomorphic global warming)?fairy tale, because the data really doesn’t show any significant warming after all?

This guys figures it out:

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Climate Thuggery

Below is an excerpt from Climate Thuggery by Peter Wood

Is anthropogenic global warming (AGW) a valid scientific theory? ?Is it well supported by the empirical data or is it mostly an artifact of computer modeling? ?I don?t have answers to these questions. ?I stand, rather, on the side of those who favor rigorous scientific inquiry, transparency, and openness. ?I am not a climate scientist, but neither do I cede the whole matter of answering such questions to the designated experts. ?Good science doesn?t limit itself to the views of narrow-cast specialists. ?Valid observations, corrective criticism, competing hypotheses, and rigorous testing can and often do arise from other sources.

It surprises me, however, that proponents of AGW, or what might be called the climate orthodoxy section of AGW theory, often respond to criticism and dissent with a kind of fury. ?Far from welcoming discussion, they seek to suppress it. In doing so they jeopardize both their own authority and the prestige of the scientific community.

We have seen our own Climate Thuggery here, just the other day when an Auckland Council employee used ratepayer funded services and systems to mount a hate campaign against Lord Monckton speaking in Auckland.

It seems that the warmists tactics now amount towhat cannot be established by transparent science can be imposed by coercion and intimidation“.