Saturday, 26 May 2012

Heartland Institute 7th International climate conference a great success.

      The Heartland Institute`s 7th International Conference on Climate Change took place in Chicago Illinois from Monday 21 to Wednesday 23 May .2012.  It was an unqualified success. Videos of all presentations are available at  the web site   Approximately 50 speakers from around the world addressed around 300 audience members eager to learn about the causes and consequences of climate change. Speakers included Vaclav Klaus President of the Czech Republic, Jim Sensenbrenner US Congress member for Wisconsin and chair of the Congress Science committee,  Harrison Schmidt geologist and the last Apollo astronaut  to walk on the moon, Lord Monckton former science adviser to Mrs Thatcher, Professor Bob Carter Research Professor at James Cook University Queensland, Stanley Goldenberg research meteorologist with the hurricane division of NOAA(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), Larry Bell Professor of space architecture at the University of Houston, Paul Driessen Senior policy Adviser at CFACT (Committee for a constructive to-morrow), Dr Craig Idso and Professor Fred Singer co-authors of the massive report of the non governmental panel on climate change.
         The conference was co-hosted by a record60 think tanks and other groups including organisations in Australia, Brazil, Britain, Canada, Germany, India, New Zealand and Nigeria. A number of climate alarmists who support the IPCC were invited to come to the conference to speak but none agreed to attend. Left wind protesters outside the conference numbered no more than 50.              
       Topics covered included the latest research on solar cycles and cosmic rays to paeoclimatology, extreme weather events, renewable fuels, the reliability of land based temperature records( not very reliable given that the UK Hadley climate centre are involved in altering the land temperature records from many stations in the Crutem 4 report---- see blog Terri Jackson). What satellite records show for temperature measurements and their better reliability, what physics and biology tell us about sensitivity of climate to CO2 forcing, reliability of IPCC forecasts, cooling trends 1998 to 2012.  Natural versus man made influences on climate, adaptation versus mitigation for climate policies, the sociology of global warming alarmism.
     Jim Sensenbrenner in his speech made it clear that the EU illegal taxes on non EU citizens flying into and out of EU airspace was a blatant violation of international law.  He said that the UN policies really involved a proposed massive transfer of wealth from developed world countries to underdeveloped countries.  He said that as far as the US was concerned cap and tax and Koyoto were dead for good.  Those who supported the Waxman-Markey cap and tax bill in the Congress were all annihilated in the US congress elections in 2010. The conference ended on a high note with the realisation that in the ongoing scientific debate the public is now strongly on their side against alarmism and the coming elections in the US will show a reversal of the anti-energy and anti-science policies of the recent past.
                           (report compiled by Terri Jackson 2010 Heartland speaker).

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Worldwide Crash of Green Energy Companies

 The RENIXX index of the 30 largest renewable energy companies in the world is trading at an all time low and has lost over 90 percent of its value since 2008.  (see Hockey Schtick blog 21 May 2012,  also GWPF).  See lists  below

Filed for Bankuptcy:

 Solynda ( huge financial support from Obama administration).
Beacom Power
Range Fuels
                                                                                   Solar Trust of America
                                                                                    Evergreen Solar
                                                                                   Eastern Energy
                                                                                   Bright Automotive
                                                                                   Olson`s Crop Services
                                                                                   Energy Conversion devices
                                                                                   Mountain Plaza                        
Teetering on the brink: Abound Solar, First Solar, Nevada Geothermal, SunPower, Enel Green Power, Sunpower Cor, Brightsource Energy, plus others.
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Friday, 18 May 2012

PNAS Study shows powerful correlation between sun and climate over the last 9000 years.

    A paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in the US by Dr S Luning and Professor Fritz Vahrenholt notes that the comparison of solar activity(blue curve) and the Asian climate development (green curve, isotope O18 of a stalagmite in a Chinese cave) for the past 9000years clearly shows a good agreement between the two curves, which strongly suggests a significant climate impact by the sun.  Also the IPCC has ignored that G Bond was able to show more than 10 years ago that the last 10 000 years have been characterized by a global temperature that runs up and down in sync with solar activity(Bond et al 2001). reference P Gosselin   www.notrickszone .com  German climate science in English

Monday, 7 May 2012

Deliberate alteration of Hadley Centre land temperatures Crutem 4 to give the impression of warming!

           In a post on the WUWT(Watts Up With That) blog  Dr Ed Thurstan reveals the deliberate changes being made to past temperature data  which gives the impression of modern warming.   In March 2012 the Hadley Climate Research Unit released the land temperature data set Crutem 4.   This deliberate alteration to the Crutem 4 data set is skewing temperatures to appear colder in the past and warmer in the recent years than previously reported.      Unwarranted changes will of course help those in the climate alarmist movement  whose intentions are to deceive the public that the earth is warming, when in fact the opposite is the case, the earth is cooling with no global warming for 15 years.  Crutem 3 and 4 are widely used as an authoritative global temperature history.   The WUWT blog edited by Dr Anthony Watts has done climate honesty a great service in exposing this latest alarmist strategy.
               About 286 temperature stations in the Crutem 3 data set are dropped from Crutem 4, while 738 stations are added to Crutem 4.   The adjustments have been made with reference only to the earlier Crutem 3 data rather than the raw temperature data. For example for Adelaide the temperatures recorded in Crutem 4  for the 30 years from 1857 have been lowered each month!   After this there are no adjustments until the year 2000 when a smattering of adjustments appear, mostly raising the temperature!  The total effect of all the differences between Crutem 4 and Crutem 3 where there is corresponding data is to accentuate the warming  trend by lowering pre 1995 temperatures by 0.1 to0.2 celsius and raising post 1995 temperatures by a similar amount.
As a result Crutem 4 is seriously flawed and should be immediately withdrawn.   Between 70 and 400 stations have been warmed up by up to 0.2 celsius since about 1995.   The temperatures differences, where there are corresponding data in each of the data sets works to promote the impression of a temperature surge in the 1990`s.   Crutem 4 and Hadcrut 4 are seriously flawed.   More information on data and processing programs used are available from the author at