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Warmist Katharine Hayhoe ‘Denies The Science’ – Accused of ‘blatant dishonesty’ about Texas droughts
Hayhoe Denies The Science
By Paul Homewood
It seems as if Katharine Hayhoe has been at it again. In the documentary “Years of Living Dangerously”, she tries to persuade viewers that the Texas drought of 2011 was brought about by rising levels of CO2.
Only one slight problem, Katharine, droughts have occurred regularly in the past in Texas, and sometimes more severely. In particular, the drought years of the 1950’s were both longer lasting , and more severe than the recent drought, as NOAA’s drought index shows.
And there is a very well understood reason for these regular occurrences – ocean cycles.
With regards to the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation, NOAA themselves tell us that:
Recent research suggests that the AMO is related to the past occurrence of major droughts in the Midwest and the Southwest. When the AMO is in its warm phase, these droughts tend to be more frequent and/or severe (prolonged?). Vice-versa for negative AMO. Two of the most severe droughts of the 20th century occurred during the positive AMO between 1925 and 1965: The Dustbowl of the 1930s and the 1950s drought.
And currently, surprise, surprise, we are in the warm phase of the AMO.
And then there’s the Pacific Decadal Oscillation. You will not be surprised to learn that:
Positive PDO values are usually associated with wetter conditions in the Southwestern United States, while negative PDO values are suggestive of persistent drought in the Southwest.
Or that we are currently in the negative phase of the PDO, just as we were in the 1950’s. (Note that the 1930’s were in the positive PDO phase, which helped to ameliorate the 1930’s droughts in Texas – this was not the case further north, over the Great Plains and Mid West; there is a useful map of this here.)
The blatant dishonesty of all of this is breathtaking. Katharine Hayhoe must surely know all of this, that is what she is paid to do.
So why is she trying to convince the public otherwise?
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Warmist Katharine Hayhoe converted her husband to warmist by showing him NASA temperature data revealing rising temps
Meet The Surprising Star Of Showtime’s New Climate Change Series
“Years Of Living Dangerously” airs on Sundays at 10 p.m. EST on Showtime. On a recent Washington, DC evening, a few hundred people gathered to catch a sneak peak of Showtime’s new star-studded series on climate change. The surprisingly action-packed first episode of “Years Of Living Dangerously” featured big names doing bigger things: In one scene, Harrison Ford helicopters over the scorched forests of Indonesia. In another, Thomas Friedman interviews rebel fighters in war-torn, drought-ridden Syria. But when the audience stepped out into the unseasonably warm night, people were buzzing about one person they’d never seen on the big screen before.
An evangelical Christian, married to a pastor, living in conservative West Texas, and widely regarded as a top-notch climate scientist, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe is a rare breed on paper — in person, she’s even rarer. Deftly moving between topics like science, religion, and gender with equal parts insight and levity, Hayhoe is an unassuming force of nature.
“I’ve never heard of anyone like Katharine Hayhoe,” actor Don Cheadle remarks before meeting her in the episode.
Science has been a guiding force in Hayhoe’s life for as long as she can remember. One of her earliest memories comes at just four years old, lying on a blanket with her father, a science educator, out long past her bedtime so he could show her how to find the Andromeda galaxy with binoculars. Family vacations involved driving from Canada all the way to the Outer Banks in North Carolina to catch a glimpse of Haley’s comet, simply because that was the only place you could see it. “That kind of gives you a picture of the level of commitment,” Hayhoe laughed.
As the brother to six sisters and father to three daughters, Hayhoe describes her father as “gender blind,” meaning she was never hindered by the feeling girls often have “that science is too hard or isn’t a girl’s thing.” When she was nine, her family moved to Cali, Colombia, where both of her parents taught and worked with the local church. Raised by missionaries and teachers, Christianity has always been a fundamental part of Hayhoe’s life — something she simply never saw as being at odds with her passion for science.
While attending graduate school, Hayhoe met Andrew Farley, a Ph.D. student who was a member of the same Christian …
A Quarter $Billion in climate change grants over three years 2010-2012
I see the biggest single grant was $94Million in 2010 to birth the Australian Carbon Trust Limited headed by one Michael Rann – that later transformed into Low Carbon Australia which later again was integrated into the
Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC).
CSIRO seems to be the biggest single grants recipient with about $48million – followed think by the BoM with about $22million. Click more for hopefully a spreadsheet of the main details for all grants 2010-11-12
Recipient Purpose “Value
(GST Incl) $”
University of Queensland Grant provides additional support for sea level inundation modelling and capacity building for Conservation Foundation staff in the use of the survey methods 38,640.00
Greening Australia South Australia To raise awareness of activity that is reducing carbon pollution and helping to build a clean energy future via carbon market education and vocational training for indigenous land managers in South Australia. 291,200.00
Conservation Council of Western Australia Inc To raise awareness of activity that is reducing carbon pollution and helping to build a clean energy future via a tailored communications and engagement program for Western Australia. 319,420.00
Nature Conservation Council of NSW To raise awareness of activity that is reducing carbon pollution and helping to build a clean energy future via complementary communication channels, including public events, online engagement and a Community Climate Challenge behavioural change program in the Illawarra. 211,000.00
Auburn Community Development Network To raise awareness of activity that is reducing carbon pollution and helping to build a clean energy future via community education and development activities that engage culturally and linguistically diverse communities. 72,121.00
Dirtgirlworld productions Pty Ltd To raise awareness of activity that is reducing carbon pollution and helping build a clean energy future via an online information campaign and interactive activities delivered at live shows. 165,000.00
UNFCCC Contribution to UNFCCC and Kyoto Protocol 578,381.19
Dr Habiba Gitay Support for Australian participation in the IPCC Fifth Assesment Report. 22,000.00
Melbourne City Council The City of Melbourne is hosting the C40 Workshop in March 2012. The City of Melbourne wrote to Parliamentary Secretary Dreyfus requesting sponsorship of the event. 33,000.00
Charles Darwin University (on behalf of the Northern Australian Land & Sea Management Alliance) To raise awareness of activity that is reducing carbon pollution and helping to build a clean energy future via public engagement activities with Indigenous communities …