James Hansen

‘Saving Humanity’ can only come via Nuclear power…and warmists have said this

My, my haven’t the tables the turned.

The warmists are now advocating for greater use of nuclear power as the ONLY way to save humanity from global warming. Not just any warmists either…the high priests no less.

Watch the Greens go puce over this.

Four of the best-known scientists espousing the belief that humanity’s carbon emissions are an immediate and deadly threat have issued a statement begging their fellow greens to support nuclear power.

Doctors James Hansen, Ken Caldeira, Kerry Emanuel and Tom Wigley co-signed an open letter over the weekend in which they address “those influencing environmental policy, but opposed to nuclear power”. The four scientists write that “continued opposition to nuclear power threatens humanity’s ability to avoid dangerous climate change … there is no credible path to climate stabilization that does not include a substantial role for nuclear power”.   Read more »

Uh oh, new research shows carbon dioxide cools the planet, not warms it

Uh oh this new study is going to cause massive problems for those people investing in low carbon solutions…and of course all the warmists who think otherwise.

I don;t think we can be too far away from congressional hearing into climate change fraud, or the odd indictment.

A recent NASA report throws the space agency into conflict with its climatologists after new NASA measurements prove that carbon dioxide acts as a coolant in Earth’s atmosphere.

NASA’s Langley Research Center has collated data proving that “greenhouse gases” actually block up to 95 percent of harmful solar rays from reaching our planet, thus reducing the heating impact of the sun. The data was collected bySounding of the Atmosphere using Broadband Emission Radiometry, (or SABER). SABER monitors infrared emissions from Earth’s upper atmosphere, in particular from carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitric oxide (NO), two substances thought to be playing a key role in the energy balance of air above our planet’s surface.  Read more »

Traditional energy sources go from doom and gloom to boom

The time of the climate change shills is coming to an end, but not before literally billions has been poured into their pockets. Stephen F. Hayward looks and the whole Climate Change debacle and the decline of the deception.

 [T]he climate change story has been overtaken by facts on the ground. Most significant: The pause in global warming​​—​​now going on 15 years​​—​​has become so obvious that many of the leading climate scientists are grudgingly admitting that global warming has stopped. James Hansen, who recently stepped down as NASA’s chief climate scientist to become a full-time private sector alarmist, is among those admitting that the recent temperature record has flatlined.

After two decades of steady and substantial global temperature increase from 1980 to 1998, the pause in warming is causing a crisis for the climate crusade. It wasn’t supposed to happen like this. The recent temperature record is falling distinctly to the very low end of the range predicted by the climate models and may soon fall out of it, which means the models are wrong, or, at the very least, something is going on that supposedly “settled” science hasn’t been able to settle. Equally problematic for the theory, one place where the warmth might be hiding​​—​​the oceans​​—​​is not cooperating with the story line. Recent data show that ocean warming has noticeably slowed, too.

These inconvenient data are causing the climate science community to reconsider the issue of climate sensitivity​​—​​that is, how much warming greenhouse gases actually cause​​—​​as I predicted would happen in these pages three years ago: “Eventually the climate modeling community is going to have to reconsider the central question: Have the models the IPCC [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] uses for its predictions of catastrophic warming overestimated the climate’s sensitivity to greenhouse gases?”  Read more »

Chart of the Day – Proof of global warming

Christopher Booker looks at the mounting evidence that global warming is real.

Read this and wonder why seemingly intelligent people like David Farrar make silly statements like:

My position on climate change is that greenhouse gas emissions beyond doubt cause warming. There is a legitimate debate about how much warming will occur, as we do not know for sure how the rest of the very complex climatic system will respond.

And about that warming that David says is beyond doubt?

In convincing the world that we must make such a dramatic response to man-made climate change, nothing has been more persuasive than those graphs that purport to show global temperature soaring to dangerous levels.

That iconic “hockey stick” graph, showing temperatures recently shooting up into the stratosphere, may now have been discredited. But just as important have been all those graphs showing how temperatures have changed in recent decades. These have the effect of greatly exaggerating those changes, by narrowly focusing just on what are called temperature “anomalies”, showing how they have risen and fallen round their average level in the past 30-odd years.

What the graphs do not show is the actual level of global temperature, as it is measured above freezing point. In other words, they leave out by far the greater part of the total picture. So the respected Canadian environmental writer, Lawrence Solomon, recently had the bright idea of publishing in his Financial Post newspaper column a graph showing the temperature changes of the past 15 years in proper perspective, using figures from the most prestigious of all official temperature records, compiled by the UK Met Office and its Hadley Centre.  Read more »

Sensible Boris talks about human conceit

Boris Johnson makes a good point about the conceit of humans to think we can control the planet:

As a species, we human beings have become so blind with conceit and self-love that we genuinely believe that the fate of the planet is in our hands — when the reality is that everything, or almost everything, depends on the behaviour and caprice of the gigantic thermonuclear fireball around which we revolve.

I say all this because I am sitting here staring through the window at the flowerpot and the bashed-up barbecue, and I am starting to think this series of winters is not a coincidence. The snow on the flowerpot, since I have been staring, has got about an inch thicker. The barbecue is all but invisible. By my calculations, this is now the fifth year in a row that we have had an unusual amount of snow; and by unusual I mean snow of a kind that I don’t remember from my childhood: snow that comes one day, and then sticks around for a couple of days, followed by more.

My mate remarked the very same thing today about a road in his northern town that had a snow closure gate that he never saw used in his youth, and today was used for the first time to his knowledge.  Read more »

Coincidence?

You would think Churches should stay out of politics. The Anglicans just don’t seem to be able to. Perhaps the Charities Commission can pull their charitable status too.

But why do Anglicans hate mining?

There’s this guy….still uncharged, and god knows what has happened with the Police investigation into his vandalism amongst other Electoral Act breaches.

And now there’s this guy

Arch Deacon Dr Anthony Dancer, Social Justice Commissioner for the Anglican Church, says “At its core, global climate change is not about economic theory or political platforms. It is about our human stewardship of God’s creation and our responsibility to those who come after us. It is, literally, all about our grandchildren…. True stewardship requires changes in human actions—both in moral behaviour and technical advancement. A renewed sense of restraint could make an essential contribution to addressing global climate change”.

“Digging up Lignite and burning it is an intergenerational crime”, said Rosemary Penwarden of Coal Action Network Aotearoa. This builds on NASA scientist James Hansen’s statement when he visited Aotearoa in 2011, that “adaption to climate change is mandatory and mitigation is critical”.

Perhaps the church might like to concern itself with saving souls rather than meddling in politics.

Chart of the Day

Watts Up With That

James Hansen is the go to man for all things global warming, or climate change as they like to call it these days. However he is way off base…150% off base:

Temperature forecast Hansen’s group from the year 1988. The various scenarios are 1.5% CO 2increase (blue), constant increase in CO 2 emissions (green) and stagnant CO 2 emissions (red). In reality, the increase in CO 2 emissions by as much as 2.5%, which would correspond to the scenario above the blue curve.The black curve is the ultimate real-measured temperature (rolling 5-year average). Hansen’s model overestimates the temperature by 1.9 ° C, which is a whopping 150% wrong.

'15 per cent GST' danger within five years

’15 per cent GST’ danger within five yearsA tax expert predicts GST could have to rise to 15 per cent within five years, to dig the country out of deficits delivered by the worsening world economy – and big election promises. John Shewan, a specialist tax partner and chairman… [NZ Herald Politics]

Tax expert John Shewan has tumbled Labour’s plans for us all. Raising taxes.

Helen Clark has announced that they are bereft of policy, so bereft that they aren’t going to announce anymore spending promises and will propose that Kiwi’s vote for them and their secret agenda for December. That agenda is likely to be massive tax hikes and a reneging on their tax cuts package.

If you think Labour won’t renege on their tax cuts then think back to the last election, promised and then pulled only one year later. Now they only want to wait 40 days before they renege.

This election is about trust. Trust Helen Clark and Michael Cullen in a Labour Government to raise taxes.