Climate Astrology: Blizzard blamed on global warming?! Is there any weather event that is inconsistent with global warming? — Climate Depot Round up
Here we go again. Global warming activists and some warmist scientists are linking the massive blizzard to man-made global warming.
Rebuttal: Bob Tisdale shows how ‘Forecast the Facts” Brad Johnson and now Dr. Heidi Cullen are fecklessly factless about ocean warming and the blizzard — Dear Chicken Little: ‘The Sky Is Falling (It’s Snowing) But Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies Off New England Are NOT Unusual’
Rebuttal: Global Warming To Bring Colder/Warmer Winters – Analysis by Paul Homewood – ‘It seems that every time we get some snow, another “scientist” is wheeled out to explain that, no matter how cold it gets, it is all down to global warming’
New paper finds warming causes less snow: Paper published in the Journal of Climate — Study ‘finds that warmer temperatures cause less snow, and conversely, colder temperatures cause more snow. According to the authors, ‘Using a simple multivariate model, [increased] temperature is shown to drive these trends by decreasing snowfall almost everywhere.’ The paper refutes the claims of climate alarmists that global warming causes more snow, and every other possible weather event’
UN IPCC 2001: ‘Milder winter temperatures will decrease heavy snowstorms’ — Also, The UN IPCC Draft in 1995: ‘Shrinking snow cover in winter’ — Analysis: ‘In 2010-2011, heavy snow was due to global warming. Then in 2012 the lack of snow in the Eastern US was due to global warming, and now in 2013 heavy snow is again due to global warming’
Settled Science: Global Warming To Bring Colder/Warmer Winters — ‘It seems that every time we get some snow, another ‘scientist’ is wheeled out to explain that, no matter how cold it gets, it is all down to global warming…But let’s, for one moment, remind ourselves of some of the ‘scientists’ who have said the exact opposite’
CNN Anchor Blames Asteroid on Global Warming: Anchor Deb Feyerick asked if an approaching asteroid, which will pass by Earth on Feb. 15, ‘is an example of, perhaps, global warming?’ — CNN Anchor: ‘Every time we see a storm like this lately, the first question to pop into a lot of people’s minds is whether or not global warming is to blame? I’ll talk to Bill Nye, ‘the …
Michael Mann says lawsuit against National Review is on! Climate Depot responds to Mann and his lawyer’s claims about the Hockey Stick & Climategate
Climate Depot Editorial
Climategate figure and Penn State Professor Michael Mann is threatening to sue National Review for a critical article of Mann and his now infamous “Hockey Stick” temperature graph of Northern Hemisphere temperatures claiming to show unprecedented 20th century warming.
See: National Review Responds to Michael Mann’s lawsuit threat: ‘Get Lost!’ & Michael Mann lawsuit: ‘Does Mann really want to litigate hockey stick in a court of law? Does he in fact want to dig into any of his unscientific behavior in a venue in which he will be under oath…’‘
Mann’s lawyer John B. Williams of Cozen O’Connor issued the following statement on August 23, 2012.
Excerpt: “The response of the National Review is telling with respect to the issues it did not address. It did not address, or even acknowledge, the fact that Dr. Mann’s research has been extensively reviewed by a number of independent parties, including the National Science Foundation, with never a suggestion of any fraud or research misconduct. It did not address, or even acknowledge, the fact that Dr. Mann’s conclusions have been replicated by no fewer than twelve independent studies. It did not deny the fact that it was aware that Dr. Mann has been repeatedly exonerated of any fraudulent conduct.” (For the complete statement see here.)
Mann added: “We intend to file a lawsuit.” (For more on Mann’s lawyer, see: Michael Mann lawyers up with Tobacco Lawyers! Represented by experienced defamation lawyer John B. Williams who successfully represented R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company)
Climate Depot responds to key points made by Mann’s lawyer John B. Williams in the above statement.
Mann’s lawyer John B. Williams: “…Dr. Mann’s research has been extensively reviewed by a number of independent parties, including the National Science Foundation, with never a suggestion of any fraud or research misconduct’
Climate Depot Response: Mann’s research has been subjected to nearly a decade of intense scrutiny by his colleagues, climate researchers and institutions. See: 2010: Head of UK Royal Statistical Society Prof. David Hand: Michael Mann’s ‘Hockey stick’ graph was exaggerated — ‘The ‘hockey stick’ that became emblematic of the threat posed by climate change exaggerated the rise in temperature because it was created using ‘inappropriate’ methods…would have shown less dramatic results if more reliable techniques had been used to analyze the data’
Climate Depot’s Morano: ‘Global warming activists are desperately seeking to tie any and every weather event to global warming. Rest assured, your SUVs do not cause heavy rain’
Marc Morano, publisher of Climate Depot and Former staff of U.S. Senate Environment & Public Works Committee featured on DC Ch. 9:
Ch. 9 Excerpt: The Virginia report only goes back 60 years and that’s what other experts say we have to be careful about. In fact, those who challenge global warming, including Marc Morano who is a former staff member of the U.S. Senate Environment & Public Works Committee, argue that other studies have found both temperature and precipitation were higher 1,000 years ago during the medieval warm period.
“Environment Virginia’s attempt to link man-made global warming to rainfall events in Virginia or any specific region is the stuff of pure politics — not science. The continental U.S. is less than 2% of the Earth’s surface, so any attempt to draw precipitation trends from such a small area using only cherry picked timelines, is grossly misleading. Current data shows that global precipitation has undergone a slight decrease over the past 30 years. Global warming activists are desperately seeking to tie any and every weather event to global warming. Rest assured, your SUVs do not cause heavy rain.
“Other studies have found both temperatures and precipitation were higher 1000 years ago during the Medieval Warm Period. A 2012 peer-reviewed paper in the journal Nature Climate change found no correlation between Co2 and rainfall in India.”
End Morano Quote
Background info on Precipitation:
Global precipitation fails to obey theory of global warming: ‘There has been a slight decrease in global precipitation over past 30 years of global warming’ — ‘There has also been a decline in extremes of precipitation’
New paper shows no correlation between CO2 and rainfall: — ‘AGW theory proposes that increased CO2 levels lead to increased water vapor in atmosphere (despite empirical data which shows the opposite). A paper published in Nature Climate Change February 2012 studied rainfall over Indian subcontinent 1813-2006 & finds rainfall has decreased since 1930s as CO2 emissions markedly increased. The data instead shows a natural, cyclical variability in mean annual rainfall that peaked in 1870s and 1930s with absolutely no correlation to levels of CO2’
On Eve of UN Earth Summit, Green Guru Lovelock Slams UN IPCC & Greens: ‘Whenever UN puts its finger in it seems to become a mess’– ‘So-called sustainable development is meaningless drivel’
[Climate Depot salutes James Lovelock for the courage to publicly reverse himself on key issues as the evidence changes. Also, kudos to UK Guardian reporter Leo Hickman for excellent reporting.]
Climate Depot’s Round Up on James Lovelock:
On Eve of UN Earth Summit, Green Guru Lovelock Slams UN IPCC & Greens: ‘Whenever UN puts its finger in it seems to become a mess’ — ‘The green religion is now taking over from the Christian religion’ — James Lovelock: ”IPCC is too politicized & too internalized’ — On Green religion: ‘I don’t think people have noticed that, but it’s got all the sort of terms that religions use. The greens use guilt. You can’t win people round by saying they are guilty for putting CO2 in the air’
Flashback April 2012: ‘Gaia’ scientist James Lovelock reverses himself: I was ‘alarmist’ about climate change & so was Gore! ‘The problem is we don’t know what the climate is doing. We thought we knew 20 years ago’ — Climate Shocker: In 2007, Lovelock Predicted Global Warming Doom: ‘Billions of us will die; few breeding pairs of people that survive will be in Arctic’
UK Guardian: ‘Scientist James Lovelock is the man behind Gaia theory, and once predicted doom for our climate’ — Lovelock ‘discusses nuclear (good), wind power (bad) and why fracking is the future Lovelock is relaxed about how this reversal might be perceived. He says being allowed to change your mind and follow the evidence is one of the liberating marvels of being an independent scientist’
Lovelock On science:’Science is going down the drain terribly fast. It keeps dividing itself up into expertises and these expertises probably don’t know much about the others’— ‘I think in order to be a fully rounded person you have to learn to be a pro at one thing, but then you can become a generalist’ — ‘I think the most outrageous example of climate scientists getting it wrong and not admitting it was the 2007 IPPC report. They happily accepted the Nobel prize, but their sea-level rise estimates, according to that very important Science paper …
James Lovelock: ‘We rushed into renewable energy without any thought. The schemes are largely hopelessly inefficient and unpleasant’
Energy Reality: ‘The energy output of a single medium-size coal mine in Kentucky is greater than the entire solar and wind energy output of the U.S.’
Gore targets Heartland Skeptic Conference With New Billboard Claiming ‘Consensus’ — Climate Depot Responds
The New York Times is promoting a billboard sponsored by Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project. The billboard asks: “Who to believe on climate? Heartland … or EVERY National Scientific Academy in the world?”
The billboard is timed to counter Heartland Institute’s 7th International Conference on Climate Change in Chicago from May 21-23. (Note: CFACT’s Climate Depot is a co-sponsor of the conference and Climate Depot’s Morano is a featured speaker.) Maggie L. Fox, chief executive of the Climate Reality Project, said the Gore billboard touting the National Scientific Academies was “a small reminder of who is really on the fringe.”
Climate Depot Response:
This claim that the alleged “consensus” is true because the governing boards of politically savvy National Academy of Sciences endorse UN IPCC like statements — is pure politics.
Only two dozen or so governing board members of the academies of sciences votes on bland UN IPCC like statements. The governing boards are steeped in funding and the state sponsored science of the day. The full membership, ie., the rank and file scientists, do not get to vote on this statement and in many cases are completely unaware any such warmist statement has been released to the public by the governing board.
Many science organizations have been under munity by their skeptical rank-and-file member scientists for such warmist statements. See: Climate Revolt: World’s Largest Science Group ‘Startled’ By Outpouring of Scientists Rejecting Man-Made Climate Fears! Clamor for Editor to Be Removed!
The governing boards of these organizations reflect the politically correct view of UN and Gore-inspired science and they refuse to allow a direct vote on the statements by their member scientists.
U.S. National Academy of Sciences Turns to Advocacy
In the case of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, it has morphed into a warmist climate advocacy group. NAS, under Ralph Cicerone, is dedicated to producing science that fits the man-made global warming narrative.
Gore would have us accept as “unbiased”, the science from the NAS under Cicerone, despite the fact that NAS took $6 million from Congress and lobbied for a cap-and-trade bill. See: National Research Council Chaired by Warmist Ralph Cicerone: Turned Org. into political advocacy group: $6 million NAS study used to lobby for climate bill
Despite the fact that Cicerone personally lobbied the for nations to reduce emissions at a UN conference. See: This is ‘science’? NAS’s Ralph Cicerone goes political — Urges …
Study blames Economic Growth for Causing Global Warming: ‘Economic contractions the size of Great Recession or even bigger will be needed to reduce atmospheric levels of CO2’
Flashback 2009 — Other warmists proposed same ideas! ‘Planned recession’ could avoid catastrophic climate change
Global warming not making weather wackier: ‘The weather was wilder and weirder in the past than it is today’ – – ‘back when CO2 was below 350 ppm’