Global Warming

$US 963,723 per day for an answer to a non-problem

The Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2, or ICESat-2, is NASA’s most technologically advanced ice-monitoring spacecraft to date.  It was launched on the weekend on the last of the Delta II rockets.  It is scheduled to operate for three years and cost $US 1.056 billion, or $963k/day.

Space.com reports on this pretty impressive piece of kit (as you would expect for that moolah) Quote.

Capable of measuring changes in ice thickness, forest growth and cloud height down to 0.02 inches (0.4 millimeters) every year — the thickness of a No. 2 pencil, according to NASA — ICESat-2 offers scientists an unprecedented view of Earth’s changing systems, especially at its poles. End of quote.

0.4 mm resolution?  Really?  Seemingly not. The official NASA specifications say 0.4cm/year on an ice sheet or 0.25 m/year for an outlet glacier, surface elevation change rates for dynamic ice features to an accuracy of better than or equal to 0.4 m/year along 1-km track segments or ice-sheet elevation change to 10 cm. Quote.

“Watching and understanding how it [ice] is changing helps us understand why it’s changing,” said Waleed Abdalati, a geographer at the University of Colorado in Boulder and a concept designer of ICESat-2. In turn, the information will sharpen environmental-prediction models and help scientists better forecast rising sea levels and climate shifts because of melting ice. End of quote.

An interesting unspoken assumption by this concept designer is that there will be melting ice and sea level rise.  Surely they have not spent a billion bucks with a predetermined outcome in mind? Quote. Read more »

In solidarity with the those in the world’s most despised demographic, WH has decided to ‘come out’ as an old white male. WH enjoys exercising the white-male privilege that Whaleoil provides for him by writing the occasional post challenging climate change consensus; looking at random tech issues that tweak his interest, as a bit of a tech nerd; or generally poking the borax at anyone in public life who goes on record revealing their stupidity. WH never excelled on the sports field because his coaches never allowed him to play in his preferred position on the right-wing. WH also enjoys his MG.

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The 2 degree limit

How many times have you heard about the two degree limit?  The Paris Accord was all about the two degree limit.

When researching another post I wondered what temperature was represented by this two degree limit and was surprised to find that the answer is not easily obtained.

The two-degree limit is “above pre-industrial” because back then before the evil capitalists started making things much cheaper to buy for the masses and making transportation much more affordable and generally improving the lives of everybody, the climate was perfect. Absolutely peachy, something nobody in their right mind would ever want to adjust by letting loose the evil demon of climate change.

But the climate change genie, a.k.a. global warming is out of the bottle and cannot be lured back in unless considerable sums of money are paid to the climate gods and considerable hardship is visited upon the developed nations of the world.

Only then can we have the nirvana of a pre-industrial world and its attendant perfect climate.

Back to the question, then. What is this perfect pre-industrial temperature? Read more »

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It appears someone has lost the script

 

A joint project between University of Alabama, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA, uses data gathered by advanced microwave sounding units on NOAA and NASA satellites to get accurate temperature readings for almost all regions of the Earth, including remote desert, ocean and rain forest areas where
reliable climate data are not otherwise available. The satellite-based instruments measure the temperature of the atmosphere from the surface up to an altitude of about eight kilometres above sea level.

The data is publicly available for download and calculating trends etc.  WUWT have recently published the August 2018 figures which show that the global composite temperature anomaly is +0.19 degrees Celsius  above seasonal average and the global climate trend since Dec. 1 1978: +0.13 degrees Celsius per decade.     Read more »

In solidarity with the those in the world’s most despised demographic, WH has decided to ‘come out’ as an old white male. WH enjoys exercising the white-male privilege that Whaleoil provides for him by writing the occasional post challenging climate change consensus; looking at random tech issues that tweak his interest, as a bit of a tech nerd; or generally poking the borax at anyone in public life who goes on record revealing their stupidity. WH never excelled on the sports field because his coaches never allowed him to play in his preferred position on the right-wing. WH also enjoys his MG.

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The anatomy of a failure

How to make a right pillock of yourself:

Step 1: Believe the lie of catastrophic anthropogenic global warming; a.k.a. man-made climate change.

Step 2: Believe the lie that the Arctic (or Antarctic) sea ice will all melt in the summer.

Step 3: Convince a rent-a-mob of protest idiots to join you on an expedition to save the world and highlight the imminent something or other.

Step 4: Get a ship and set sail to show the world how serious it all is and that we only have 3 years, 8 months, 2 days and 37.8 minutes left to save the world.

Step 5:  Get stuck in the ice that is not supposed to be there according to your deeply held religious beliefs handed down to you by the High Priests of C.A.G.W; Al Gore, Micheal Mann, James Hansen, Lucy Lawless, Pope Francis, Prince Charles, Gavin Schmidt, Bill McKibben etc.

Step 6: Cost various countries an arm and a leg to rescue you and your crew of idiots. Read more »

In solidarity with the those in the world’s most despised demographic, WH has decided to ‘come out’ as an old white male. WH enjoys exercising the white-male privilege that Whaleoil provides for him by writing the occasional post challenging climate change consensus; looking at random tech issues that tweak his interest, as a bit of a tech nerd; or generally poking the borax at anyone in public life who goes on record revealing their stupidity. WH never excelled on the sports field because his coaches never allowed him to play in his preferred position on the right-wing. WH also enjoys his MG.

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Why Ardern had to fly to Nauru

Stuff.co.nz

“It is our nuclear free moment” so Ardern could not possibly miss the signing of the joint declaration of the 49th Pacific Islands Forum which names climate change as the single greatest threat to the region.   The small cost of $100,000 so that Ardern could have her signature on such an important declaration was completely worth it. Read more »

In solidarity with the those in the world’s most despised demographic, WH has decided to ‘come out’ as an old white male. WH enjoys exercising the white-male privilege that Whaleoil provides for him by writing the occasional post challenging climate change consensus; looking at random tech issues that tweak his interest, as a bit of a tech nerd; or generally poking the borax at anyone in public life who goes on record revealing their stupidity. WH never excelled on the sports field because his coaches never allowed him to play in his preferred position on the right-wing. WH also enjoys his MG.

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Whaleoil readers are causing cancer

It is no secret that many article writers for Whaleoil and many commenters on Whaleoil do not believe in man-made global warming or man-made climate change.

To your shame, you should now know that it was your unbelief that caused the cancer that killed Aretha Franklin.

Watch the video from the climate scientist du jour, Stevie Wonder.

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In solidarity with the those in the world’s most despised demographic, WH has decided to ‘come out’ as an old white male. WH enjoys exercising the white-male privilege that Whaleoil provides for him by writing the occasional post challenging climate change consensus; looking at random tech issues that tweak his interest, as a bit of a tech nerd; or generally poking the borax at anyone in public life who goes on record revealing their stupidity. WH never excelled on the sports field because his coaches never allowed him to play in his preferred position on the right-wing. WH also enjoys his MG.

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Fraud without consequences

Europe had a bit of a warm summer so the media was out in force riding the climate bandwagon with “tipping points” being flashed about all over the place.

Fritz Vahrenholt and Sebastian Lüning, authors of the book Die Kalte Sonne (The Cold Sun) have posted this on their blog.

They begin with a quote from a paper by van der Hel et al. 2018: Quote.

Since 2005, the tipping point metaphor has been used deliberately by climate scientists to convey a warning that abrupt, irreversible and dangerous climate change is imminent. The metaphor was picked up by the news media (prior to the publication of the scientific articles) and developed into a commonly used metaphor about possible, grave dangers of on-going climate change. […]
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In solidarity with the those in the world’s most despised demographic, WH has decided to ‘come out’ as an old white male. WH enjoys exercising the white-male privilege that Whaleoil provides for him by writing the occasional post challenging climate change consensus; looking at random tech issues that tweak his interest, as a bit of a tech nerd; or generally poking the borax at anyone in public life who goes on record revealing their stupidity. WH never excelled on the sports field because his coaches never allowed him to play in his preferred position on the right-wing. WH also enjoys his MG.

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Predicting the future based on the past

It is August, the Northern Hemisphere summer. It gets warm in summer and some summers are warmer than others. Having lived there for a number of years it all seemed to depend on whether the winds were predominantly from the Sahara Desert or not.

Yes, the Gulf Stream moved a few degrees north or south from year to year and that had an effect as well. Sometimes many factors combined and that produced even hotter summers, heatwaves even. In the winter other factors combined to blanket the U.K in snow for a few days, (something else not normal  but that does not advance the cause so we will ignore that.)

2018 was one of these heatwave years so the papers rolled out of ‘academia’ blathering on about “Hothouse Earth”.  The media loved it.  Article upon article about how we are all going to fry and there will be 60m of sea-level rise etc. Read more »

In solidarity with the those in the world’s most despised demographic, WH has decided to ‘come out’ as an old white male. WH enjoys exercising the white-male privilege that Whaleoil provides for him by writing the occasional post challenging climate change consensus; looking at random tech issues that tweak his interest, as a bit of a tech nerd; or generally poking the borax at anyone in public life who goes on record revealing their stupidity. WH never excelled on the sports field because his coaches never allowed him to play in his preferred position on the right-wing. WH also enjoys his MG.

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Still pushing the alarm barrow uphill

The ‘extreme far left’ newspaper The Guardian has, to borrow Paddy’s phrase, ‘gone off on a rant’ about the climate again.

“Humans are pushing the Earth closer to a climate cliff”

The article is written by Dr John Abraham who is a professor of thermal sciences and who researches in climate monitoring and renewable energy generation for the developing world.  So he should know what he is talking about, right?

His article is reporting on a new study which examines potential climate feedbacks that could push Earth into a ‘hothouse’ state. Quote. Read more »

In solidarity with the those in the world’s most despised demographic, WH has decided to ‘come out’ as an old white male. WH enjoys exercising the white-male privilege that Whaleoil provides for him by writing the occasional post challenging climate change consensus; looking at random tech issues that tweak his interest, as a bit of a tech nerd; or generally poking the borax at anyone in public life who goes on record revealing their stupidity. WH never excelled on the sports field because his coaches never allowed him to play in his preferred position on the right-wing. WH also enjoys his MG.

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Free speech to be corrected on YouTube

It was way back in 1949 when George Orwell penned Nineteen Eighty-Four with the Thought Police (Thinkpol) whose role is to discover and punish thoughtcrime, personal and political thoughts unapproved by the Party.

We may be 34 years late but the Thinkpol (a.k.a Google owned YouTube) have rolled out technology via the omnipresent surveillance (telescreens, microphones, informers a.k.a. computers, tablets, smartphone, links, trackers etc) to search for and find, monitor and correct the thinking of all citizens of Oceania who would commit thoughtcrime by challenging the status quo authority of the liberal left.

According to the MailOnline, YouTube will now place Wikipedia entries about global warming below videos ‘refuting evidence of rising temperatures’. YouTube will add snippets of ‘factual’ information on selected video clips such as those questioning climate change, thus reducing ‘misinformation’ and conspiracy theories on the site. Quote. Read more »

In solidarity with the those in the world’s most despised demographic, WH has decided to ‘come out’ as an old white male. WH enjoys exercising the white-male privilege that Whaleoil provides for him by writing the occasional post challenging climate change consensus; looking at random tech issues that tweak his interest, as a bit of a tech nerd; or generally poking the borax at anyone in public life who goes on record revealing their stupidity. WH never excelled on the sports field because his coaches never allowed him to play in his preferred position on the right-wing. WH also enjoys his MG.

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