Monday, 28 October 2013

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott attacks the climate alarmists.

                          In an interview with News Corp`s Australian newspapers Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has strongly rejected arguments that climate change is causing the wildfires ravaging eastern parts of the country.   He described the link that some attribute as  `complete hogwash`..   Environment Minister Greg Hunt backed the Prime Minister saying no individual event can be linked to climate change. The present extreme temperatures in Australia follow some of the coldest temperatures on record last year when Canberra Airport experienced its lowest temperature on record. This of course is deliberately forgotten by alarmists.  Wildly fluctuating temperatures from one year to another and from one part of the earth to another are a signal of an approaching ice age , not global warming!.  Tony Abbott says that Australia has experienced wildfires for more than 200 years and has suffered worse fires in the past.  He accused Christiana Figures, executive secretary of the UN  Framework Convention on Climate Change of `talking through her hat` when she referred to the Australian wildfires as the world `paying the price of carbon` in the atmosphere.   Mr Abbott said `they are desperate to find anything that they think might pass as ammunition for their cause`  referring to people who link the fires in Australia to global warming.   (Report by Ted Thornhill Daily Mail 27/10/13

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Professor Murry Salby UK Tour 4th-8th Nov. Will speak on "Climate Change: What we know and what we don`t"

                                  Professor Murry Salby  Atmospheric and Oceanic Studies,  Faculty of Science, Macquarie University, 2008-2013, and at present Professor in Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences  University of Colorado will be on an extensive UK tour from 4 Nov to 8 Nov.  He will start on Monday 4 November in Hemingford Abbots Village Hall from 5pm -7pm(admission free but please book a seat).   On   Tuesday 5th November Professor Salby will be present for the talk by former Australian Prime minister Sir John Howard held at the Inst Mech Engineers Westminster at 7pm(under auspices of GWPF).
                      On Wednesday 6 November Professor Salby will be speaking at the Palace of Westminster 1.30pm -3.30pm  Places can be booked for this at
       On Thursday 7 November Professor Salby will be speaking in Edinburgh 7pm -9pm.  Information from Mike Haseler     Finally on Friday 8 November Professor Salby will be speaking at the Farmers Club in London 2pm-5pm. 

Professor Salby has over 100 articles published in Scientific journals . He has also been a visiting scientist in Washington, Melbourne, Jerusalem, Stockholm and Paris and is a world renowned climate scientist.

The above programme has been organised by Rev Philip Foster and Terri Jackson, except for the meeting with Sir John Howard which has been organised by GWPF.   To book seats and for further information please contact Rev Philip Foster   tel: 01480 399098   or Terri Jackson

Friday, 25 October 2013

Sea Ice Cover in Antarctica highest for 30 years!. Report from Alfred Wegener Institute

                      The German Alfred Wegener Institute reports that sea ice cover in Antarctica is at its highest level for 30 years.(report by P Gosselin 24 October www. notrickszone web site report).  This report has been completely ignored by the UK science media showing again the bias in reporting climate matters.   The mean sea ice cover for September 2013 was 19.48 million square kilometres.   This reached a maximum of 19.65 million square kilometres on 18 September.  Physicists Marcel Nicolaus and Stefan Hendricks of the AWI report this massive increase in Antarctica sea ice, more than at any time in the last 30 years!!   The AWI has conducted experiments with the Polarstern research ice breaker in the Weddell Sea.  A number of automatic measurements stations were placed on the ice.  These are now continuously measuring the thickness, temperature, and movement of the sea ice, as well as its snow cover.  The data is sent by the scientists via satellite to the AWI and other partners.

Monday, 14 October 2013

Climate News

                           On Tuesday 5 November the former Australian prime minister the right honourable  John Howard will give a lecture under the auspices of the GWPF entitled "One Religion is Enough:   How alarmists have hijacked the climate Debate".   the meeting will take place at the Institute of Mechanical Engineers in Westminster London.
                       While alarmists including the BBC are busy telling everyone of the extreme temperatures in Australia not a word from the BBC or any of them about the 75 000 cattle wiped out recently in South Dakota USA as a result of a violent snow storm with five feet drifts and 60mph winds.  

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

The IPCC 2013 climate report. Facts versus Fictions. Part 2 continued

Fig 3 Fig 4 and Fig 5.
                                    fig 3 shows more than 20 periods of warming in the past 500 years.(Greenland GISP2 ice core, Easterbrook 2011).   Fig 4 shows temperature reconstruction for the northern Hemisphere up to 2000 AD showing the modern warm period is not exceptional! Temperatures of the Medieval Warm Period and Roman Warm Period were higher than recent temperatures!    Fig 5 shows that more than 90 percent of temperatures during the last 10 000 years were significantly warmer than recent warming. ( Cuffy and Clow  1997; Alley 2000).

From the IPCC 2013 Report:  Each of the three decades has been successively warmer at the Earth`s surface than any preceding decade since 1850.  In the Northern Hemisohere 1983-2012 cwas likely the warmists 30 year period of the last 1400 years.     As shown by the figures above from peer reviewed published scientific literature this statement is blatantly false.   nearly all the warming since the end of the Little Ice Age occurred long before CO2 could possibily have been  a causal factor
From the IPCC 2013 climate report:  Over the last two decades the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets have been losing mass, glaciers have continued to shrink almost worldwide and Arctic sea ice and Northern Hemisphere spring snow cover have continued to decrease.   This is another lie!   The Antarctic ice sheet has not been losing mass---the East Antarctic ice sheet, which contains about 90 percent of the worlds fresh watetr, is not melting---it is growing!.   The same is true of the Antarctic ice shelf itself.  The only part of Antarctica that may be losing ice is the west Antarctic Peninsula, which contains less than 10 percent of Antarctic ice.  Temperatures at the South pole show no warming since records began in 1997! 
       Some melting occurred in Greenland during the 1978-1998 warming period but that is not at all unusual.
Temperaturesin Greenland were warmer in the 1930s than during the recent warming.   Arctic sea ice EXPANDED by 60 percent in 2013.  Antarctic sea ice has increased by about 1 million Km2 (but the IPCC makes no mention of this!).  The total extent of global sea ice has not diminished in recent decades.
The statement by the IPCC that Northern hemisphere snow cover has continued to decrease in extent is false.  Snow extent in the northern hemisphere shows no decline since 1967 and five of the six snowiest winters have occurred since 2003.
The above figure shows snow extent in the northern hemisphere since 1967.

The IPCC Report--------Facts versus Fictions!

      Dr Don J Easterbrook Professor of Geology  Western Washington University USA has neatly summarised the lies and deceit of the recent IPCC Climate Report.   As he says there are "liars, damn liars and statictics"(Mark Twain).  The IPCC report falls into this category.   When compared to the also recently published NIPCC (Non Governmental International Panel on climate Change) 1000 page volume of data on climate change with thousands of peer reviewed references, the inescapable conclusion is that the IPCC report must be considered the grossest misrepresentation of data ever published.  As Professor Richard Lindzen a MIT climate professor said "The latest IPCC report has truly sunk to the level of hilarious incoherence---it is quite amazing to see the contortions the IPCC has to go through in order to keep the international climate agenda going".   The earth has been thawing out from the Little Ice Age for several hundred years but the earth is still not back to pre Little Ice Age temperatures that prevailed for 90 percent of the past 10 000 years.  warming and cooling has been going on for millions of years, long before CO2 could have had anything to do with it, so warming in itself certainly does not prove that it was caused by CO2.  the IPCC misrepresents data with their fig 1 purports to show warming of 0.5C(O.9F) since 1980, yet surface temperatures measurements indicated NO warming over the last 17 years.(Fig2).  satellite temperature data shows the August 13 temperature only O.12C(O.21F) above the 1908 temperature(Spencer 2013).  The IPCC shows a decadal warming of O.6C since 1980 yet the temperature over the last decade has actually cooled not warmed(see Fig 2)

Fig 2 below shows measured surface temperatures for the past decade(modified from Monckton 2013)
Giss-UAH_Hadcrut 2001-2013 Surface temperatures.  
The IPCC report says that warming of the climate system is unequivocal and since the 1950s many of the observed changes are unpresented over decades to millennia.   as Professor Easterbrook says  this is an outright lie!.  A vast published literature exists showing that recent warming is not only not unusual, but more intense warming has occitted many times in the past centuries and millennia.  As a reviewer of the IPCC report, Professor Easterbrook called this to their attention so they cannot have been unaware of it.  For example more than 20 periods of warming in the past five centuries can be found in the Greenland GISP2 ice core data (Easterbrook 2011).   See Fig 3.    Also the Medieval and Roman warm Periods were warmer than recent warming (Fig 4) and about 90 percent of the past 10 000 years were warmer than present(Fig 5)
(see next post)