Saturday, 8 December 2012

Cold Weather Beast vs SMH's fantasies

As the Global Warming stalls,
this is the SMH's fantasy.
The Sydney Morning Herald continues its chosen path as a pusher of the falsified man-made global warming hypothesis.

Their latest effort under the heading   Six degrees of devastation  continues with "See what awaits if global temperatures continue to climb above pre-industrial levels."  Note that little word "IF."

That's the last piece of almost reality in their article. From then on it is a fantasy. 

One interesting piece:
Lots of farms have shut down – more than 90 per cent of dairy and fruit and vegetable production from irrigated farms in the Murray-Darling Basin has ceased.
Perhaps that is close to reality as the MBP plan continues to rob the farmers of the water allowances from the river system. (Link)

Another item:
Wheat production has plummeted and the wine industry has shrunk, with fewer vineyards and poorer grape quality.
Recent news items (news not fantasy) have announced that due to cooler weather, the grape crop is down and there will be less wine available for the cleanskin market.
  • NZ Winegrowers chief executive Philip Gregan said that after a cool spring and summer the expectation among growers and wineries was that the 2012 grape harvest would be smaller than last year. (LINK)
  • SMALLER grape harvests in Australia and Europe have all but wiped out the global wine surplus, spelling an end to "two-buck chuck" cleanskins, but stiff retail competition means the price of most tipples will rise only slightly.  (LINK)
Every time there is one of the COP Climate Conferences where delegates jet from all over the world and swan around in air conditioned comfort, the feel compelled to spread alarm.

The "alarming" paper for the Doha COP18 Climate Change Conference was published in Nature Climate Change on 2 December 2012. (LINK)
The latest carbon dioxide emissions continue to track the high end of emission scenarios, making it even less likely global warming will stay below 2 °C.
 They don't even attempt to show a causal link between CO2 and temperature.

Meanwhile, SMH, ignores details printed by other news sources:
  • No warming for 16 years (link)
  • Phil Jones - "no statistically-significant “global warming” for 15 years" (link)
  • Scientific Evidence woefully short of supporting Alarmists assertions (link)
  • Accelerating Increase in Greenland Ice Sheet (link)
  • Current Scientific Knowledge doesn't substantiate UN assertions (Link)
  • Cold Weather BEAST to hit UK (link)
NCTCS blog could go on and on with stories strangely missed by the Sydney Morning Pravda Herald but I believe that they are aware that the journalism is skewed.

Scientific evidence is woefully short of supporting alarmist assertions that humans are causing a global warming crisis

Donna LaFramboise
James Taylor, writing  for Forbes, reports on the climate change conference, hosted by the European Institute for Climate and Energy (known by its German acronym EIKE)
The Scientific Method struck a valiant blow against climate denialism in Germany this week, as scientists from around the globe gathered to sort out climate change facts from fiction. 

The climate change conference............. marks ongoing global momentum in favor of sound science and against factually unsupported alarmism.
Speakers at the conference included
Of Singer, Taylor writes his "resume of scientific accomplishments runs longer than Al Gore’s obscene electricity usage (see here)"
[The]American atmospheric physicist explained how natural variance accounts for most of the global warming of the past century. 
Or Nils-Axel Morner
[The] former head of the Paleogeophysics and Geodynamics Department at Stockholm University, documented a dramatic deceleration of sea level rise during the past 40 years.

Of Nir Shaviv
a professor of astrophysics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, showed how cosmic rays account for much recent global warming

And Of Donna Laframboise
related how she discovered an appalling prevalence of incompetence and bias among lead authors for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Pierre Gosselin of NoTricks Zone writes:
Donna’s hard-hitting, unflattering book exposing the corruption rampant within the IPCC has been translated in German and is now being launched in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg – i.e. the heart of the climate catastrophe regime in Europe.

Note that the skeptics only wish to openly talk about the subject of climate science and to have a little public debate. Why are the warmists so afraid of a little open dialogue? Is their science so weak? Fear is hardly a sign of confidence.

If the German alarmists thought Fred Singer and the Heartland Institute were trouble, wait until they see Donna’s book about the IPCC. Expect a massive smear campaign by the alarmists soon. Hope you’ve got a thick skin, Donna.
For Forbes, Taylor continues:
Several scientists pointed out that during most of the past 10,000 years, the time period since the last full-blown ice age glaciation ended, global temperatures were warmer than today. Global warming may be occurring, but global temperatures are far from surpassing the warmth experienced for much of the past 10,000 years.

The scientists documented how warming and cooling spells, many of which were more dramatic than our recent warming, have always occurred during the earth’s history. The mere fact that our present day climate shows a “climate change” of modest warming is far from unusual. Only climate change denialists assert that climate change is not a natural and ongoing occurrence.