My latest in the Washington Examiner. As the international climate alarmism movement descends on Glasgow, Scotland, for the 26th annual United National climate conference, the world is plunging into its worst energy crisis since the 1970s. 26 more wordsClimate’s Real Existential Crisis — JunkScience.com
Tim Black writes at Spiked How the climate lobby crushed debate. Excerpts in italics with my bolds and added images. Anyone who dissents from stringent climate policies will be branded an enemy of The Science. COP26 is an extravaganza of ideological conformity. From the 30,000 delegates and heads of state sequestered in the ‘blue zone’ […]Climate Lobby Crushed Debate — Science Matters
“The problem is we don’t know what the climate is doing. We thought we knew 20 years ago. That led to some alarmist books – mine included – because it looked clear-cut, but it hasn’t happened,” Lovelock said.‘Gaia’ scientist James Lovelock: I was ‘alarmist’ about climate change — Watts Up With That?
In the wake of Britain’s recent catastrophic wind drought, the Boris Johnson administration appears set to embrace nuclear power as their main strategy for achieving net zero.Britain to Downgrade Renewables, Embrace Nuclear Power — Watts Up With That?
A Supreme Court wind turbine noise nuisance case has revealed a whole lot more than the wind industry would have liked. The case being pursued by farmers in the Victorian Supreme Court against the operator of the Bald Hills wind farm (see our post here) has already uncovered the fact that the wind farm operator’s […]Rotten Culture Club: Court Case Shows Wind Industry Fuelled By Subsidies, Lies & Deceit — STOP THESE THINGS
The “climate emergency” claim hyped by Scientific American and other political climate alarmist entities is based on the completely fallacious statement that “the planet is heating up way to fast” with that flawed claim representing nothing but politics and propaganda that is disproved by actually measured global temperature anomaly temperature measurements between 1988 and 2021 as well as being directly contradicted by the…“Climate Emergency” – Nothing But Politics And Propaganda Unsupported By Scientific Data — Watts Up With That?
By Paul Homewood h/t Ian Magness This is utterly criminal. And why is the Telegraph’s Health Reporter crticising this nonsense?Doctors Told To Cut Treatment To Tackle Climate Change — NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT
America’s retreat from Afghanistan has left the door wide open to an increasingly belligerent China. China takes itself very seriously on every front; whether it’s the question of military power or power, period. Building coal-fired power plants, hand over fist, the CCP couldn’t give a fig about CO2 emissions of the kind that have weather-warriors […]Nero Fiddles: China’s Nuclear Power Push Threatens Any Country Still Toying With Wind & Solar — STOP THESE THINGS
At Spectator, Real Jean Isaac explains How to End Biden’s Fake Climate Apocalypse. Excerpts in italics with my bolds and images.
If there’s no pushback against the Left, we’ll see a dramatic drop in our standard of living.
With the wave of executive orders and legislation coming from the Biden administration, and the cultural antics of his woke supporters, Biden’s war on fossil fuels has received insufficient attention. Yet energy is the lifeblood of our economy, and making traditional energy sources vastly more expensive is the single most destructive aspect of Biden’s policies. If this country does not successfully mobilize against these policies, the vast majority will experience a dramatic drop in their standard of living.
Supposedly the assault on fossil fuels — via regulation; cancellation of pipelines; concocting a huge, wholly imaginary “social cost of carbon”; taxes; and solar and wind mandates — is necessary to save…
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Claim 7. Temperatures have risen faster in recent years than ever before.
Truth: Remember that there is no such thing as a global temperature. It is the average of all of the reporting stations all over the world. The rapid rise in temperatures in the 1990s directly coincides with a decrease in the number of Siberian weather stations reporting due to the break-up of the Soviet Union.
Number of World Reporting Stations & Average Temperatures (vertical bars)
Source: Ross McKitrick, http://www.rossmckitrick.com/
Additionally, the “hottest year on record”, 1998, was an El Nino year so it was naturally hotter than the years just before and after. Another “cause” of rising average global temperatures is the urban heat island effect. Cities are hotter than rural areas. Many of the reporting stations that were once in undeveloped rural areas have experienced either suburban or urban development, or the stations have been moved to more urban settings. It is well documented that some have been, seemingly intentionally, relocated near or at heat sources such as paved parking lots and air conditioners.
One reason for relocation near buildings or other structures could be that new automatic-reporting equipment needs to be connected by cable. Rather than dig up parking lots or roads to install units in a grassy or protected area, many have opted to locate them where they can be directly connected without involving costly excavation, although such sites do not meet the stated requirements. Instead of excluding data from stations that are poorly situated, a convoluted mathematical algorithm (scheme) is used to “correct” it to presumed pre-industrial levels. See illustrations below.
Urban area plus mathematical correction algorithm equals pristine nature
Source: “The Influence of anthropic surface processes and inhomogeneities on gridded global climate data” Slide 21, Powerpoint presentation to the American Chemical Society, Denver CO via Webinar, August 28 2011 by Ross McKitrick, Department of Economics, University of Guelph, Guelph ON Canada http://www.rossmckitrick.com/general-overviews.html
Proposed rating of reporting stations with regard to surroundings:
Figure 3. U.S. Historical Climate Network (USHCN) station exposure at sites representative of each CRN class: CRN 1, a clear flat surface with sensors located at least 100 m from artificial heating and vegetation ground cover <10 cm high; CRN 2, same as CRN 1 with surrounding vegetation <25 cm and artificial heating sources within 30 m; CRN 3, same as CRN 2, except no artificial heating sources within 10 m; CRN 4, artificial heating sources <10 m; and CRN 5, sensor located next to/above an artificial heating source.
Source: “Analysis of the impacts of station exposure on the U.S. Historical Climatology Network temperatures and temperature trends,” Souleymane Fall, Anthony Watts, John Nielsen‐Gammon, Evan Jones, Dev Niyogi, John R. Christy,5and Roger A. Pielke Sr., Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 116, D116, D14120 doi:10.1029/2010JD015146, 2011
See other examples below of poor placement of temperature reporting stations from “Is the Western Climate Establishment Corrupt?” The public might not understand the science, but they do understand cheating, Dr. David Evans, 11 Nov 2010 (last updated 28 Feb 2011) Web Address: jonova.s3.amazonaws.com/corruption/climate-corruption.pdf
Claim 7 source is book, Perverted Truth Exposed: How Progressive Philosophy has Corrupted Science, 2016