Effects of global warming

Global Warming expedition on hold because of too much ice

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Just like the Ship of Fools expedition in Antarctica there is now another expedition to study the effects of global warming that has been abandoned due to there being too much ice.

That ice, of course, was supposed to be gone completely by 2012.

An?expedition to study the effects of global warming was put on hold Wednesday. The reason? Too much ice.

The CCGS Amundsen,?a?Medium Arctic icebreaker and Arctic research vessel operated by the Canadian Coast Guard,?was to travel throughout Hudson Bay, a body of water in northeastern Canada, but was rerouted to help ships who were stuck in the icy water.

A Coast Guard officer said the conditions were the ?worst he?s seen in 20 years,? reports CBC news.? Read more »

Looks like ocean acidification was made up too

The supporters of global warming theory always come up with new doomsday scenarios, usually when the last one failed.

The latest one that is pushed hard is ocean acidification as a result of global warming…except it looks like it is as fraudulent and Michael Mann’s hockey stick.

James Delingpole explains:

Ocean acidification is said to be caused when excess atmospheric carbon dioxide is absorbed by the sea, reducing its pH levels to make it more acidic.

But, as Watts Up With That reports new evidence unearthed by an inquisitive graduate student suggests that ?ocean acidification? may be a scientific fraud to rank with the great ?man-made-global warming? scare.

At the centre of the scandal is NOAA, the US federal scientific agency which measures and researches changes in the oceans and atmosphere, and which maintains one of the temperature datasets used to measure ?global warming.?

One of NOAA?s departments ? the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) ? also happens to be one of the mainstays of the alarmist narrative about ?ocean acidification.?

A 2004 paper by two of PMEL?s senior oceanographers ? Dr Richard Feely and Dr Christopher Sabine ? is often cited in support of ?ocean acidification? theory and is reproduced, in simplified form, at NOAA?s website. ?It also formed part of testimony that Feely gave to Congress in 2010, again to the effect that increasing atmospheric CO2 is causing a reduction in seawater pH. ? 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 »

Uh oh, all the heat isn’t in the oceans

Once of the great warmist theories about the missing heat that is causing the “pause” in global warming, something everyone except the most brainwashed now admit to is that the oceans are soaking up all the spare heat and it is hiding in deep water.

Except it isn’t, as NASA has just proven.

The cold waters of Earth?s deep ocean have not warmed measurably since 2005, according to a new NASA study, leaving unsolved the mystery of why global warming appears to have slowed in recent years.

Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, analyzed satellite and direct ocean temperature data from 2005 to 2013 and found the ocean abyss below 1.24 miles (1,995 meters) has not warmed measurably. Study coauthor Josh Willis of JPL said these findings do not throw suspicion on climate change itself.

“The sea level is still rising,” Willis noted. “We’re just trying to understand the nitty-gritty details.”

In the 21st century, greenhouse gases have continued to accumulate in the atmosphere, just as they did in the 20th century, but global average surface air temperatures have stopped rising in tandem with the gases. The temperature of the top half of the world’s oceans — above the 1.24-mile mark — is still climbing, but not fast enough to account for the stalled air temperatures.

Many processes on land, air and sea have been invoked to explain what is happening to the “missing” heat. One of the most prominent ideas is that the bottom half of the ocean is taking up the slack, but supporting evidence is slim. This latest study is the first to test the idea using satellite observations, as well as direct temperature measurements of the upper ocean. Scientists have been taking the temperature of the top half of the ocean directly since 2005, using a network of 3,000 floating temperature probes called the Argo array. ? Read more »

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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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 »

Five reasons voters don?t believe politicians about global warming

The Washington Post has an article about the five reasons why people?don?t believe the White House about global warming…it applies here as well.

1. Overreach.?The White House doesn?t just want it both ways, it wants it every way. Increasingly, when there is a topical weather event, be it a warm typhoon in the Pacific or a cold snap in the United States, we hear it is caused by global warming.? But non-events, such as?fewer tropical storms becoming hurricanes?in the Gulf of Mexico or the frustrating, inconvenient truth that?there hasn?t been any warming?in the past 15 years, are dismissed as meaningless because we are told you must evaluate climate change over the long term. On Tuesday, President Obama even took time to?meet with local and national weather reporters?as a way of emphasizing the effects of global warming on today?s weather. The left is inconsistent in its selection of what factors and events ?prove? that manmade global warming is real.

2. Hypocrisy.?Voters notice that the founding father of the global warming movement, Al Gore, has become fabulously wealthy by selling out to Middle Eastern oil and gas interests. Voters notice the mansions, private planes and the super-wealthy lifestyle.? And Gore is not the only global warming hypocrite. I would guess that after he leaves office, President Obama will never again fly on a commercial airline ? and he will probably be traveling by Global Expresses, Gulfstreams and the occasional large Falcon, not even on the more modest, smaller private jets. Voters are on to the fact that the global warming crusaders want us to pay more and live with less ? but, of course, the rules don?t apply to the politicians who want everybody else to sacrifice. Not to mention, the people who insult and belittle anyone who has a question about the ?science? of man made global warming are often the same people who categorically dismiss the scientific proof of the viability, safety and reliability of nuclear energy. I have a little test for the global warming crusaders: If you?re not for nuclear energy and?against ice cream, your commitment to the cause is questionable. ?? Read more »

The cognitive dissonance of the media on climate change

There has been no global warming now for 17 years and nine months.

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According to the RSS satellite data, whose value for April 2014 is just in, the global warming trend in the 17 years 9 years since August 1996 is zero. The 212 months without global warming represents more than half the 423-month satellite data record, which began in January 1979. No one now in high school has lived through global warming.

Add to that this chart of sea ice extent where the Antarctic sea ice extent is growing and well outside, not just the average extent for 1981-2010 but now way more than 2 standard deviations.

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Bugger, all that extreme weather last year was…well..unextreme

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One of the thing apologists and promotors of global warming, or climate change or whatever they want to call it say when confronted with facts is to point at “increasing extreme weather events” and tell us rather apocalyptically that we can expect more.

Like most things they say those too are lies. I wonder how long before Kitchen and Cookware blogger Russell Brown, hate speech blogger and part time real estate agent Martyn Bradbury and our favourite arts and travel blogger David Farrar catch up. They are the real deniers now.

Time Magazine explains how the “extreme weather events” of 2013 were not even close to extreme.

Weather has been dominating the news cycle the past several days, as much of the U.S. has?suffered through record-breaking cold. But while it might seem as if we?ve all been sucked into a polar vortex of weather news, 2013 was punctuated by coverage of major natural disasters like?Supertyphoon Haiyan?in November,?massive floods?in?India?in June and the?Category 5 tornadoes?in Moore,?Oklahoma?in May. No wonder so many people felt that extreme weather?was on the rise.

Except that wasn?t the case?at least not in 2013. The reinsurance company Munich Re?came out?with its annual assessment of natural disasters, and found that 2013 was an unusually quiet year. Catastrophes like floods and storms claimed more than 20,000 lives around the world, and caused more than $125 billion in damages. While that?s clearly a lot?and the number of deaths from disasters rose over 2012?both figures are well below the 106,000 in deaths and $184 billion in losses that were experienced on average?over the past decade. Though the total number of loss-causing catastrophes?880?was above the average over the past 10 years, the damages in both financial and human terms was less. ?There was no large-scale natural catastrophe event in 2013,? said Carl Hedde, head of risk accumulation for Munich Re. ? Read more »

Calling time on Climate Change

The evidence is becoming overwhelming….that the scientists over over egged the debate over climate change and pretty much everything they have predicted has failed to happen.

In business if you produce evidence and a plan ( a prospectus) and then fail to deliver to that then you may very well find yourself prosecuted for mis-representation.

Bizarrely though, despite real evidence based on facts and not manipulated models warming just isn’t happening. Yet the socialist manipulators still believe.

There is a tradition in politics that is similar to one in the legal profession: When evidence supports your position, make your argument based on the evidence, but when it argues against your position, ignore the evidence and appeal to emotion.

The evidence is piling up that ?climate change,? formerly known as ?global warming,? is losing evidentiary support, despite recent ?preliminary findings? by a group of ?experts? from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that a Washington Post editorial suggests may prove, ?warming has boosted the chances, in some cases significantly, that certain unwelcome weather or weather-related disasters will occur.? The Post and other ?true believers? ignore or ridicule a growing body of evidence rebutting their beliefs.? Read more »

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