Put climate change on the back burner – El Nino is coming with a vengance

via teara.govt.bz

via teara.govt.bz

It’s official.  NIWA feels there is a 99% confidence level that we’ll suffer a severe El Nino this summer.  That means the eastern parts of New Zealand will be dry, yellow and dusty.  Bay of Islands, Bay of Plenty, Poverty Bay, Hawkes Bay, Nelson Bays, Gisborne and most of Canterbury will experience severe drought conditions.   Read more »


Syria civil war because of climate change?

Climate Change has been blamed for many, many things. The list is extensive.

Now we can add Syria’s civil war to the list as being blamed on climate change.

What next…blaming gay marriage on climate change as well?

Did anyone notice that an idiot dictator controlled the country and everyone got sick of him?

Image:US Department of Agriculture www.pecad.fas.usda.gov

Image:US Department of Agriculture www.pecad.fas.usda.gov

A new report by the Center for Climate and Security has added evidence tosuspicions that climate change played a role in sparking Syria’s revolution.  Read more »

Drought is connected with “Climate Change” and increasing…not so fast

Despite the glorious rainfall today there are still claims by many that the drought currently being experienced by most of the country is somehow linked with climate change and that we should get used to this. Perhaps we should stop listening to NIWA, the assorted climate alarmists and start listening to Princeton and Australian National University:

Released late last year (November) by Princeton and ANU:

A series of recent droughts from Australia to the United States has led some scientists to warn that global warming has already begun to increase worldwide drought. But new research from Princeton and the Australian National University in Canberra has found that this might not be the case…..

…A new analysis of drought conditions over the past 50 years has yielded a nuanced view of global trends. Red areas have experienced increasing levels of drought while blue areas have become less prone to dry conditions. Overall, there has been less of a trend toward drought globally than previously thought, Princeton researchers have found. (Image courtesy of Justin Sheffield)….

….The greater detail of the Princeton model does mean it is more difficult to use and requires a far greater amount of data than other estimates. In fact, the researchers said the data requirements precluded its widespread use by climate scientists until relatively recently, when better satellite coverage and improvements in global data from ground weather stations provided more extensive and reliable estimates of meteorological variables such as precipitation, humidity and wind speed…..

So two questions:

When did Salinger leave NIWA?

Does NIWA used the discredited Palmer Drought Index or are they using the new Princeton Model?