global cooling

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While the media is busily pushing “Hothouse Earth” headlines and stuff about statistically proving it will get warmer based upon the ability to ‘predict’ the past, someone has dared ask a sensible question.

Why is it currently getting cooler?

In a very interesting exercise, reported on WattsUpWithThat?, Javier shows that a?most remarkable climate phenomenon is taking place under our very noses without anybody paying attention to it. Quote. Read more »

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Global Warming not coming to UK, mini Ice Age instead

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Bugger, how is this one going to be spun?

Well, it won’t get a mention in the NZ media, unlike other obscure and poorly done research that supports warming.

This research is inconveniently brought to us by one of the lead organisations that writes the IPCC reports and is one of the leading proponents of catastrophic climate change.

Climate experts warn the amount of light and warmth released by the sun is nosediving to levels “not seen for centuries”.

They fear a repeat of the so-called ‘Maunder Minimum’ which triggered Arctic winter whiteouts and led to the River Thames freezing 300 years ago.

The Met Office-led study warns although the effect will be offset by recent global warming, Britain faces years of unusually cold winters.

A spokesman said: “A return to low solar activity not seen for centuries could increase the chances of cold winters in Europe and eastern parts of the United States but wouldn’t halt global warming.

“Return of ‘grand solar minimum’ could affect European and eastern US winters.”

Long episodes of low solar activity were seen during the Maunder Minimum between 1645 and 1715 and the ‘Dalton Minimum’ from 1790 to 1830.

Both periods coincided with colder-than-normal global temperatures earning the title from scientists of “Little Ice Age.”

The latest study, published in Nature Communications, found reduced solar activity will lead to an overall cooling of the Earth of 0.1C.

A much bigger cooling effect is expected for Britain, northern Europe and North America where thermometers could drop by 0.8C.

Amanda Maycock, of the University of Cambridge and National Centre for Atmospheric Science, said: “It’s important that we consider the potential impact of changes in UV output when looking at future climate.”

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13 useful facts about Climate Change to rebut the Green taliban

Sick to death of having Green taliban busy bodies look down their nose at you, clucking their tongues and wagging their fingers that they know best about climate change.

Here are 13 facts to learn up to shove back into their faces.

Here are the known facts. Use them to protect yourself against the Green assault the truth:

  1. Both the Earth and the Sun pass through natural cycles. The Sun is currently in a cycle of lower radiation as signaled by fewer sunspots representing magnetic storms.
  2. ?There is currently no global warming. The Earth has been in a cooling cycle for 19 years. No child who has passed through K-12 classes in school has experienced a single day of ?global warming.
  3. Not one computer model that predicted increased warming has been accurate.
  4. ?Carbon dioxide, (CO2) blamed for global warming, is not a ?pollutant? despite a Supreme Court decision stating this. Our exhaled breath contains about 4% of CO2.
  5. ?How can carbon dioxide be called a ?pollutant? when it is directly responsible for the growth of all vegetation on the planet? Without CO2 there would not be a single blade of grass or a redwood tree. Or the animal life that depends on vegetation; wheat and rice, for example, as food.
  6. ?There is zero evidence that carbon dioxide generated by human activities is causing catastrophic climate change. Climate is measured in centuries or shorter periods of many decades in order to determine its cycles. The weather is what is occurring where you reside and it changes every day. ? Read more »

Perhaps the extreme weather is actually caused by Global Cooling

The warmist claim, every time there is a severe weather event, that it has been caused by the ever increasing global temperature. They use extreme weather events to force people to believe their manufactured liesa bout catastrophic human induced global warming.

Never mind that the planet hasn’t warmed a bit in over 17 years. Ignore the fact that all of the computer models predicting massive temperature rises have failed to come remotely close to actuality.

And never mind that in 1974 scientists were warning that ever worsening global cooling would lead to more catastrophic extreme weather events.

Steve Goddard tips me to this article in the Canberra Times on May 16th, 1974:

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Ice free by 2013…yeah, nah

Remember all the predictions?

The Arctic was supposed to be ice free by 2013 according to the warmist alarmist. Turns out, like most of their other predictions, that was somewhat premature.

Don’t panic though, it won’t be reported here and no one will shove a microphone in Jim Salinger’s face and ask him how it fits in with his global warming theory.

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A chilly Arctic summer has left nearly a million more square miles of ocean covered with ice than at the same time last year ? an increase of 60 per cent.

The rebound from 2012?s record low comes six years after the BBC reported that global warming would leave the Arctic ice-free in summer by 2013. ? Read more »

Forget Global Warming, now it is Global Cooling

There is a reason why the corrupt global warming industry started referring to the?phenomenon?as “climate change”…to cover themselves when things started going backwards with global cooling. In?the?70s it was cooling that was the main issue, then they flip flopped to warming, and now back to cooling and it is all oh so inconvenient for the professional charlatans like Al Gore.

Peter Ferrera writes in Forbes:

As?The Economist?magazine reported in March, ?The world added roughly 100 billion tonnes of carbon to the atmosphere between 2000 and 2010. That is about a quarter of all the CO2 put there by humanity since 1750.? Yet, still no warming during that time. That is because the CO2 greenhouse effect is weak and marginal compared to natural causes of global temperature changes.

At first the current stall out of global warming was due to the ocean cycles turning back to cold. But something much more ominous has developed over this period. Sunspots run in 11 year short term cycles, with longer cyclical trends of 90 and even 200 years. The number of sunspots declined substantially in the last 11 year cycle, after flattening out over the previous 20 years. But in the current cycle, sunspot activity has collapsed. NASA?s?Science News?report for January 8, 2013 states,? Read more »

So fix this, Green Party

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Natural changes ?in seawater is causing global climate change according to a new study.? So what are the Greens going to do about that?? Drain the?Pacific Ocean?

Natural changes in seawater chemistry are a key cause of ?climate change, a new study ?suggests.

Experts at the University of Toronto and the University of California Santa Cruz have found that the impact of continental collisions and divisions over millions of years has a major ?impact on global warming.

The geological activity causes the dissolution or creation of massive gyspum deposits which scientists have found alters the sulphate content of the ocean and the atmosphere. That in turn affects the climate.

Researchers believe that ?times of high sulphate concentrations in ocean water correlate with global cooling, just as times of low concentration correspond with greenhouse periods?.

Professor Ulrich Wortmann, of the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Toronto and lead author of the study, said: ?While it has been known for a long time that gyspum deposits can be formed and destroyed rapidly, the effect of these processes on seawater chemistry has been overlooked.

?The idea represents a paradigm shift in our understanding of how ocean chemistry changes over time and how these changes are linked to climate.?

Climate Change or Sarah Palin – Who is to blame for the Aussie floods?

Well of course it isn’t Sarah palin, much and all as Bomber and his fellow travellers would like to blame her. They, of course, are quick to blame Climate Change and in particular global warming for the floods. This is nothing more than scare-mongering and preying on peoples misery in order to advance their social agenda. Some should know better like Senator Bob Brown.

At the weekend, the Greens’ leader blamed the coal industry for the floods currently devastating large parts of Australia. In the media release headed “Coal barons should help pay for the catastrophes”, he argued for an increased tax on the coal industry to “help pay the cost of the predicted more severe and more frequent floods, droughts and bushfires in coming decades”.

The Greens leader, who was trained in medicine, is a very effective politician. It’s a pity, however, that he does not spend more time reading history. Born in December 1944, Brown was almost 30 when, in January 1974, the area around Brisbane was inundated with water – in a flood which killed 14 people.

Hmmm…sounds like a history lesson is needed. Bomber, I know you are reading this so how about you pay attention too.

If Brown studied history he would know that there were numerous floods in Brisbane in the 1890s – in 1890, 1893, 1896 and 1898. Eighteen ninety-three was the worst year, with the height of the flood measured at more than nine metres. The history of the time is documented in Ronald Lawson’s bookBrisbane in the 1890s, which was published a year before the 1974 flood.

Lawson had this to say about the two floods that afflicted Brisbane in 1893: “Railway lines were temporarily cut, the river blocked, the bridges destroyed, warehouses inundated, and stock ruined. Furthermore, since most workers’ homes were in low-lying areas, the floods exacerbated the plight of many of the unemployed.”

In 1893 the working class tended to live in the low-lying areas, close to the river. By 2011, these areas were very much the preserve of the more affluent, who were encouraged by the Brisbane City Council, especially during Jim Soorley’s time as lord mayor (1991-2003), to embrace the Brisbane River.

So what caused the massive flooding in the 1890’s, it sure as hell wasn’t global warming, or even coal mining.

Campbell Newman, Brisbane’s Liberal lord mayor, has also put in a sterling performance. Newman’s military background has equipped him well for crisis management. But there is more to it than this.

Newman approaches the crisis with considerable authority. He has been one of the few senior Queensland politicians who have told it as it is. Newman’s message is blunt. Brisbane was built on a flood plain. This explains why there has been so much flooding of Brisbane – in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. Put simply, Brisbane has flooded in the past and, sadly, it will flood again.

When Brisbane flooded in 1893 and 1974, at levels higher than last week, no one blamed global warming in general or the chief executives of coal companies in particular.

Oh shit, it wasn’t global warming, it was stupid surveyors who picked a flood plain to build on. We?have?the same problem here. It is only a matter of time before Kamo floods again, or mud slipes off the hills and buries Te Aroha, or numerous other poorly located cities and town suffer natures indignities. it won’t have been global warming, cooling or any other made up catastrophe.

In his statement at the weekend, Brown overlooked the fact that the reason the flood peak was higher in 1974 than 2011 turned on the construction of the Wivenhoe Dam, which was opposed by environmentalists of the day.

Oh! So if the green eco-terrorists?were listened to the dam would never have been built and an even larger mass of water would have swamped Brisbane. Nice. Just like the greens in Victoria and their ill-thought out ban on clearing under-growth which ultimately cost lives the Greens in Queensland could well have had much to answer for.

Writing in?The Age last Friday, Ellen Sandell declared that “these floods should be a deafening wake-up call”. She is national director of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition. Sandell wrote: “As a young person who will inherit the world being created now, I want us to start talking about what needs to happen to prevent this kind of tragedy from occurring again and again. I don’t want to live in the kind of world we are previewing right now.”

Sandell is a true-believing environmentalist. Pity she does not know more history. There has always been droughts and bushfires and floods in Australia, before and after European settlement. There always will be. If Sandell does not want to live in this kind of world, then the only solution is personal emigration. The problem is that most countries, over the ages, have experienced weather disasters. It’s called nature.

Yeah, nature bites. We have the same useful idiots here, people like Bomber and all the other warmists.

The problem with so many environmentalists turns on their capacity to exaggerate, which is exacerbated by a lack of historical awareness. There is much of the eco-catastrophist in lawyer/politician Al Gore’s?An Inconvenient Truth, film and book. Yet he remains a hero of the green movement.

It’s much the same with the American academic Paul Ehrlich. The thesis of his 1968 book?The Population Bomb was that “the battle to feed all of humanity is over”. Ehrlich predicted that “in the 1970s and 1980s hundreds of millions will starve to death”. He even prophesied that Australia would close its borders in 1974 to prevent a fever pandemic.

None of this happened. Yet Ehrlich is still making predictions of doom. He was interviewed on the Radio National?Late Night Liveprogram a year ago, but no one spoke about false prophecy. It’s much the same with Brown. Eco-catastrophist seers are rarely held to account for unfulfilled predictions or historical amnesia.

Time the media started calling bullshit on the eco-terrorists and their prophesies that so far have failed to materialise. The next shibboleth of the warmists that the oceans are rising is about to be destroyed next. Watch them shoot the messenger or just apply the usual progressive tactic of just calling “Shut Up”.