Report: UN climate conference COP19 tells blatant lies to the public about sea level rise & snow cover
Sea levels have been rising naturally for the past 20,000 years since the peak of the last ice age, and at much, much faster rates in the past (up to 40 times faster than today). Sea level rise greatly decelerated about 8,000 years ago to rates similar to today:
References finding either no acceleration or a deceleration of sea level rise during the 20th and 21st centuries:
JM Gregory et al Journal of Climate 2012
Dean & Houston 2011 & 2013
Jevrejeva et al 2006 & 2008
Wöppelmann et al 2009
Roemmich et al 2013
“no long-term acceleration of sea level has been identified using 20th-century data alone.”
“It is likely that GMSL [Global Mean Sea Level] rose between 1920 and 1950 at a rate comparable to that observed between 1993 and 2010”
It is often argued that the number of record highs set recently far exceeds record lows. But this misses the point that the 1960’s and 70’s were a much colder interlude across the USA. We would not expect to see so many record lows at sites set up in the 1940’s and 50’s, when many were, due to the massive expansion of airport construction.
I have argued this before, and I will make the point again. For these daily records to be meaningful, they need to be based on:
1) Only USHCN sites.
2) Only sites with at least 100 years of record.
3) Non airport sites.
4) Non urban sites.
There are approximately 1200 USHCN stations, and their almost total absence from the above daily records for June/July is significant. If we really were seeing new daily record temperatures in these regions, the USHCN stations would reflect that fact.
The conclusion is clear – the records claimed are spurious.…
UK Daily Mail: There is ‘no scientific basis’ linking Haiyan to global warming – ‘How the BBC turned a catastrophic crisis into a drama about global warming’ – ‘They were told storms like Typhoon Haiyan are linked to global warming’
- A study based on data from the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre and the Japan Meteorological Agency shows the number of typhoons making landfall in the Philippines has declined since 1990.
- The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – hailed by greens as the ultimate arbiter – does not agree tropical storms have become more intense or frequent, but says the opposite. Their special report last year said: ‘There is low confidence in any observed long-term (40 years or more) increases in tropical cyclone activity (ie intensity, frequency, duration).’ Its authoritative Fifth Assessment Report added in September there have been ‘no significant observed trends in global tropical cyclone frequency over the past century’.
- The reason Bangkok is suffering serious floods isn’t rising sea levels but the fact the city is built on soft clay – the weight of its skyscrapers is causing subsidence of up to 2in a year. Local expert Anond Snidvongs says: ‘The rise in sea level is not that great and climate change only plays a fairly small part – about one-fifth – in the current scenario.’
- There have been very few Category 5 storms like Haiyan in the Pacific since 1991. A study published this year by the American Meteorological Society states in the North Pacific ‘overall tropical cyclone activity shows a significant decrease’ since 1998.
- This year has been the quietest Atlantic hurricane season for decades. No Category 3 or stronger storm has made landfall in the US since Katrina in 2005 – the longest hurricane ‘drought’ on record.
- A new study published last week said the rate of sea level rise has diminished by 44 per cent since 2004, to just 1.8mm per year – 18cm (7in) per century. The reason is the 17-years-and-counting global warming ‘pause’, which was not predicted by computer models.
Power Hour: Craig Idso on the Benefits of CO2
On this episode of Power Hour, Alex Epstein talks with Dr. Craig D. Idso, former president and current chairman of the board of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, about the benefits of CO2. You can learn about Dr. Idso’s work at www.co2science.org.
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Extreme weather expert Prof. Roger Pielke Jr. Calls B.S. on New York Times article – Pielke Jr. ‘BS–>NYT’: ‘The current global turbulence, consistent with what scientists expect to happen as the climate changes, is already taking a toll’