Whatever Happened To Global Warming? The Wall Street Journal, September 4, 2014:
On Sept. 23 the United Nations will host a party for world leaders in New York to pledge urgent action against climate change. Yet leaders from China, India and Germany have already announced that they won't attend the summit and others are likely to follow, leaving President Obama looking a bit lonely.
Could it be that they no longer regard it as an urgent threat that some time later in this century the air may get a bit warmer?
In effect, this is all that's left of the global-warming emergency the U.N. declared in its first report on the subject in 1990. The U.N. no longer claims that there will be dangerous or rapid climate change in the next two decades.
Last September, between the second and final draft of its fifth assessment report, the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change quietly downgraded the warming it expected in the 30 years following 1995, to about 0.5 degrees Celsius from 0.7 (or, in Fahrenheit, to about 0.9 degrees, from 1.3). Even that is likely to be too high.
The climate-research establishment has finally admitted openly what skeptic scientists have been saying for nearly a decade: Global warming has stopped since shortly before this century began.September 12, 2014: earlier this week I had a reader tell me it was no longer "global warming" that we were worried about, but rather "climate change." LOL. Call it what you want, but it's all about "global warming." The nuts tell us "2 C" is the magic number. And apparently it's too late, unless China or India or the US completely stop generating electricity. And if we don't: catastrophic sea level rise, extreme weather events, famine and mass extinction. The reality after passing the 400 PPM threshold: a) more ice than ever (thus a lower sea level; b) quietest weather this past year since record keeping began; c) bumper crops in the US, setting new records (announced yesterday); and, d) several new animal species discovered this past summer. I wonder how much CO2 will rise in the mideast once the war begins (all those fighters and bombers; all those tanks; all those fuel trucks; all those Toyota pick-up trucks).
This is why activists get such a bad reputation; their comments are insane. For example: "... with China coming in at a whopping 27.6 percent, and the U.S. trailing close behind at 16.7 percent." The US is "trailing close behind" -- 17% is "close behind 28%"? Hardly. Did they really say that?
September 11, 2014:
- seven inches of snow and freezing weather in the Rapid City, SD, area overnight
- first time since 1888 that Rapid City saw snow this early in these season; first time since records were kept
- summer snow blankets Denver, CO
- Currently at the peak of hurricane season; no named storm right now; first time this has happened since 1992
- Calgary, Canada, "struggles" with summer snowfall
- 12-inch snow for Big Horn Mountains, and it's not even October yet
From the Hockey Schtick:
Our favorite statistician*, Shaun Lovejoy, proprietor of laughable 99.9% confidence that all global warming recovery since the Little Ice Age is from man-made CO2, has left comments at Dr. Judith Curry's blog claiming that if the 18-26 year "pause" in global warming lasts another 5 years to 2019, the global warming scam can officially be declared dead, buried, six feet under with 95% certainty.Others have said the same thing. Elsewhere it was reported that 15 years of "anything" negates any previous trend.
Here we go again, from The Los Angeles Times:
"Half of North American bird species threatened by climate change. By 2080, the bald eagle, could see its habitat decreased by 75%."I didn't read the article very closely, but I don't think the article mentioned the #1 threat to bald eagles: wind turbines/wind farms. So yes, it's very likely America's response to a non-problem will likely kill off the bald eagles. I used to talk about that a lot, but if the conservationists and birders didn't mind wind turbines being placed in flyways, who was I to complain. I've moved on. But an article on the future of bald eagles and no mention of wind farms ... I can't make this stuff up.
Snow Comes Early This Year in North Dakota
Forecast: possible snow as early as tomorrow night in southwestern North Dakota. It would be one of the earlier winters I recall. When I was growing up in Williston, we usually looked to Halloween, October 28th or thereabouts as the start of cold weather; "trick or treaters" -- some of us in light costumes -- always hoped for colder weather to be delayed into November. I also remember pillow cases made perfectly good sacks for collecting all the goodies.
Wettest Day On Record In Phoenix
Warmists Predicted The Deluge
Warmists Predicted The Deluge
NBC News is reporting: wettest day on record in Phoenix. The warmists predicted there would be "extreme weather" and increased precipitation due to global warming. I guess we are seeing the "increased precipitation" -- only problem: we haven't had any sign of global warming for 18 years. Cognitive dissonance for some. And then that extreme weather stuff -- well into the middle/end of hurricane and we are barely into the beginning of the alphabet for named tropical storms. I think we might be to "D." Yep, only up to "D" and "Dolly" was a tropical storm, not even reaching hurricane status.
Atmospheric CO2: 0.04%
The Other Greenhouse Gas: Water - most abundant
The Other Greenhouse Gas: Water - most abundant
Another great article over at IceAgeNow. The article reminds us how much CO2 is in the atmosphere:
What carbon dioxide doesn’t do is “trap” heat long enough to lower the Earth’s temperature. It represents a mere 0.04% of the atmosphere.That's what the warmists get, also: 0.04% (400 parts per million). 0.04%.
If one is really worried about greenhouse gases, one needs to eliminate water in the atmosphere. LOL.
Not 4%. Not 4/10ths of one percent. But 4/100ths of one percent. (Disclaimer: I sometimes make simple arithmetic errors. Go to the linked sources.)
You know that: the warmists said there was a direct correlation between concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere and the average global temperature. So, when the CO2 concentration rose from 396 to 400 parts per million the warmists pretty much said "that was the end." There was nothing mankind could do once that threshold was passed. And then, several months later it was noted (all all agree, including the warmists) that there has been no evidence of any global warming for the past 18 years, the very time period in which CO2 was rising exponentially, supposedly. So, CO2 hits the "doomsday" threshold of 400 ppm and then it's noted there's been an 18-year pause in "global warming" that cannot be explained. By anyone. Including warmists.
The wamists don't consider water vapor a greenhouse gas to be concerned about due to interesting reasoning.
Global Warming? Cold Front To Hit Dallas Later This Week
My wife? Ecstatic. Temps into the 50's.
September 7, 2014
18 Years With Absolutely No Global Warming
The DailyCaller is reporting:
The numbers are in and the verdict is that there has been no global warming for 17 years and 11 months, according to satellite data.
Satellite data prepared by Lord Christopher Monckton shows there has been no warming trend from October of 1996 to August of 2014 — 215 months. To put this in perspective, kids graduating from high school this year have not lived through any global warming in their lifetimes. [That was my first thought when I read the lede; neither of our granddaughters have experienced any global warming weather; but they know all about it.]
According to Monckton — the third Viscount Monckton of Brenchley and a former policy adviser to U.K. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher — the rate of warming has been half of what climate scientists initially predicted in the early 1990s.
The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) first predicted in 1990 that global temperatures would rise at a rate of 2.8 degrees Celsius per century. But the temperature rise since the IPCC’s prediction has only been at a rate of 1.4 degrees Celsius per century.
Species Going Extinct Because Of Global Warming? Never Mind
I can't make this stuff up. This snail was declared extinct seven years ago because of global warming -- it turns out there has been no global warming for 18 years. And now, voila! The snail is "rediscovered." ABC News is reporting:
A snail once thought to have been among the first species to go extinct because of climate change has reappeared in the wild.
I can't wait to tell the granddaughters -- the older wanted to be a marine biologist, but lately she appears to be having second thoughts. Right now, she says, she no longer wants to be a marine biologist, but still go into something related to science and math. I won't mention petroleum engineer; she will discover that by herself.The Aldabra banded snail, declared extinct seven years ago, was rediscovered on Aug. 23 in the Indian Ocean island nation of Seychelles. The mollusk, which is endemic to the Aldabra coral atoll — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — had not been seen on the islands since 1997, said the Seychelles Islands Foundation.
And So It Goes
By the way, that's why I love blogging. Going back to that post reminds me of economists blaming the harsh winter of 2013 - 2014 for the collapse of the economy. LOL. This was during the same period of time that the warmists persisted in their nonsense. It's hard to reconcile global warming with such a harsh winter that it caused the "collapse of the economy" (their words, not mine). Don't say you don't remember.