el nino

Uh oh, looks like claims of warmest ever are a bit premature

The warmists promoting the fraud of Climate Change love to claim temperatures are warmer than ever before.

They have constantly done that this year…but it appears that El Nino has had more of an effect than normal and actual temperatures have in fact plummeted.

Global?average temperatures over land have plummeted by more than 1C since the middle of this year ? their biggest and steepest fall on record.

The news comes amid mounting evidence that the recent run of world record high temperatures is about to end.

The fall, revealed by Nasa satellite measurements of the lower atmosphere, has been caused by the end of El Nino ? the warming of surface waters in a vast area of the Pacific west of Central America.

Some scientists, including Dr Gavin Schmidt, head of Nasa?s climate?division, have claimed that the recent highs were mainly the result of long-term global warming.

Others have argued that the records were caused by El Nino, a complex natural phenomenon that takes place every few years, and has nothing to do with greenhouse gas emissions by humans.

The new fall in temperatures suggests they were right.

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Director Norman is up to his old tricks: cherry-picking data

Look who’s back after a holiday:

Evidence showing average global temperatures were last year the hottest on record by a large margin should be a major worry for a country like New Zealand, Greenpeace says.

New data from NASA and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows 2015’s global surface temperature was 0.9 degC above the 20th century average, surpassing 2014’s previous record by 0.16 degC.

That makes it the fourth time the record has been broken since 2000.

In their summary, scientists at NASA said the increase was “remarkable” and while El Nino and weather patterns had driven part of the change, the main cause was human activity.

Greenpeace New Zealand director Russel Norman said countries in the Pacific would be the first to bear the brunt of global warming and the data was “disturbing”.

Well yes, it is disturbing, if you only look at things since 2000. ?Why? ? Read more »

What makes farmers so special? Isn’t that what banks are for?

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy will meet with drought-stricken farmers today, to announce an extension of support.

Despite recent rain, many farmers are still struggling and worried about coming conditions.

“The rain is great for boosting moral, it’s great for getting crops started, however it doesn?t take too many days of a warm, dry wind to get us back to ground zero,” says Federated Farmers Otago president Phill Hunt.

Farmers are now having to make some difficult decisions, he says.

“A number of farmers that I’ve spoken to are beginning to sell capital stock just in preparation of the coming winter. They’ve used their reserves over the last 12 months and realised now it’s too late to build anything up.”

Mr Hunt says if they don’t get more rain, the next few months will be particularly difficult. Read more »

Farming sector well prepared for El Nino droughts

The farming sector reckons they are well prepared for El Nino droughts.

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has praised farmers? preparations for this summer?s El Nino climate pattern, as it shapes up to be one of the strongest on record.

“NIWA has released a report last week confirming that El Nino will definitely continue at least over the next three months, and is likely to intensify and peak over the summer,” says Mr Guy.

“This is likely to mean less rainfall in the north and east, which is tough for farmers in Canterbury, Otago and Marlborough who are already feeling the effects of an extended drought.

“The planning that farmers and growers have carried out in anticipation of this has been very worthwhile. ? Read more »

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They can?t have it both ways, can they?

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Weather forecasts were suggesting El Nino was virtually certain, which could lead to a warmer summer season.

That was likely to be modestly positive for those retailers with summer ranges, particularly in apparel.

Niwa outlook commentary indicated El Nino was virtually certain to continue for the next three months. Read more »

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

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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 »

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How refreshing: NASA climate scientist doesn’t blame climate change

El Nino is likely to mess our weather up for a while

A NASA climate scientist is warning a Godzilla-sized El Nino is coming, possibly one of the strongest in recorded history.

El Nino was blamed for California’s extreme weather in 1997/98. San Francisco was drenched by its wettest winter in 120 years, and Los Angeles had a year’s worth of rain in just one month.

Climatologist Bill Patzert says the El Nino signal in the ocean is stronger now than it was in 1997.

While the El Nino impact is usually smaller here because of the distance from the equator, meteorologist Georgina Griffiths says it could still cause major weather-related disruptions. Read more »

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