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Thursday, 18 April 2013

Who are the DENIERS now?

Who are the Deniers now? 
Geoffrey Bloomer claims Connie Hedegaard is a  DENIER

by NCTCS Secretary Anthony Cox

Geoffrey Bloom’s reverse use of the term “denier” in the European parliament to assertions by European Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard that AGW was worse than ever was ironic but was it justified?  (See Video Below.)

Has AGW got worse? Does it exist at all?

In a recent article Fred Pearce had no doubt at all that AGW existed but acknowledged it had not met model predictions. Pearce conceded:
“there is a growing consensus among temperature watchers that the pace of warming in the atmosphere, which began in earnest in the 1970s and seemed to accelerate in the 1990s, has slackened, or stalled, or paused, or whatever word you choose. It may turn out to be a short blip; but it is real.” 
This is incontrovertible. In a straightforward analysis Werner Brozek compared all the main temperature records and in all of them there had been a lengthy period of flat or declining temperature. He found this:

Werner concluded: 
For RSS the warming is not significant for over 23 years. For RSS: +0.127 +/-0.134 C/decade at the two sigma level from 1990 For UAH the warming is not significant for over 19 years. For UAH: 0.146 +/- 0.170 C/decade at the two sigma level from 1994 For Hadcrut3 the warming is not significant for over 19 years. For Hadcrut3: 0.095 +/- 0.115 C/decade at the two sigma level from 1994 For Hadcrut4 the warming is not significant for over 18 years. For Hadcrut4: 0.095 +/- 0.110 C/decade at the two sigma level from 1995 For GISS the warming is not significant for over 17 years. For GISS: 0.111 +/- 0.122 C/decade at the two sigma level from 1996

For AGW exponents the required period before AGW can be described as affecting climate is at least 17 years. On this basis the 2 most reliable temperature recorders, the satellites systems, UAH and RSS, now officially contradict AGW. This conclusion is unavoidable considering that Werner has included in his graph CO2 which continues its monotonic increase. How can temperature have “slackened, or stalled, or paused, or whatever word you choose,” to quote Pearce, when CO2 is continuing to rise?

However Pearce does not accept that AGW has stalled just because temperatures appear to have stopped rising. He says:
“According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), all 12 years of the new century rank among the 14 warmest since worldwide record-keeping began in 1880. The second-warmest year on record, after 1998, was 2010.” 
1998 was a significant year. It is just after a climate shift occurred which was opposite in phase and temperature effect to the well documented 1976 climate shift which caused an increase in temperature. It was also the year of a particularly big El Nino although, not as Pearce implies, the biggest.

While it is true 1998 was the warmest year in the modern temperature era it is a statistical deceit to claim that most of the warmest years of the modern era occur post 1998. The reason is shown by this graph:

It is plain that the warming in the 1990s has not been continued with the trend in the 2000’s clearly declining; but that decline is from the high base set by the prior warming so naturally the years in the 2000’s are still going to be warmer than the 1990 years even though the trend in the 2000’s is the opposite to the 90’s.

In any event the temperatures of the modern era are not warmer than past temperatures such as during the Medieval Warming Period as McShane and Wyner found in their seminal statistical analysis of the data relied upon by Michael Mann.

The second reason Pearce uses to dismiss the current hiatus in temperature is by reference to Trenberth’s new paper. Trenbert is famous for admitting in the CRU emails that:
“The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can’t.” 
The ‘missing heat’ refers to the fact that the estimates of energy by AGW theory predict more heat in the system than is being reflected in temperature. The most dominant explanation is that this energy/heat is being ‘stored’ at the bottom of the ocean. Trenberth couldn’t find it there before but in his new paper, after reanalysing the same data he can now find it.

For Pearce the pause in temperature increase does not mean AGW has stopped or doesn’t exist; it means the heat is still here, at the bottom of the ocean and will appear sometime in the future.

This is problematic. Accurate measurements of the heat in the ocean, OHC, only occurred after 2003. These measurements show that OHC to a depth of 700 meters is not increasing, or at least the unadjusted post 2003 ARGO data is not increasing as Tisdale shows in his comparison of the unadjusted, adjusted and model predictions of OHC post 2003:

The unadjusted ARGO data is in blue, the adjusted in red and the model predictions in green.

The unadjusted data is supported by the trend in sea surface temperatures which also show cooling:

The issue is, how can heat be accumulating at the bottom of the ocean from atmospheric warming when both the upper part of the ocean and the ocean surface are cooling?

Roy Spencer has discussed this issue. Spencer describes what may be happening: 
“Warming of the deep ocean originally caused by radiative forcing of the climate system cannot literally bypass the surface without some effect on temperature. But that effect might be to keep some cooling process from causing an even steeper dive in temperature.” 
For Spencer the deep ocean appears to be warming because the top 700 meters of the ocean and surface is cooling. Heat isn’t being stored at the bottom of the ocean; the cooling hasn’t yet reached there.

The evidence against AGW is now becoming cogent. While one can wish Bloom had not resorted to the term “denier” it does seem as though the shoe is now on the other foot.


  1. Yes, totally justified. So good to hear, at last, a politician who does not come out with just more mealy-mouthed lies. We have suffered a few decades when it was the required thing to be polite, and not honest.
    The entire global economy requires that we now go back to truth.

  2. Posted it in my forum in America.


  3. "has AGW got worse? does it exist at all? Global warming is an impossibility for the simple reason that the surface tension which occurs on the ocean's surface blocks the passage of physical heat from the atmosphere into the ocean. The ocean will of course accept radiation from the sun but physical heat is blocked.
    The proof of this is in the fact that if you want to get heat through the surface of water the only way to do it is to float a metal vessel on the water to cancel the surface tension and let the heat in. You can heat co2 as much as you like the excess heat can not affect the rate of evaporation or enter the ocean to be stored.It is for this reason that the clots pushing AGW are going crazy at the moment trying to explain why when co2 is rising the temperature is flat lining or more probably falling.
    The simple reason is that NO heat enters the ocean other than via the sun's rays. Get hold of a heat gun and try for yourselves, you've got nothing to lose.

  4. For the years between mid '90s and 2009-10, NOAA researchers in America did the thing everyone wants:

    set out to simply spread down-welling infrared sensors, out across ground zero to GHE the North American Great Plains

    and see if there was, along with rising global CO2 and man made CO2

    more back welling infrared light.

    After f.o.u.r.t.e.e.n. years the report from NOAA's grant applicants: 3/4 of the year there's less.

    after 14 years of vigorous CO2, methane rise. Every year.

    At the end of 14 of those years, less.

    Sorry mate your whole basket is trapped, verifiable, atmospheric infrared in the earth radiant frequencies.

    Your television remote's an infrared device. But the giant heater in the sky, the giant infrared light, lighting up the night sky to sensors in earth radiant?

    There was less friends. After 14 years.

    How do you think that's gone over in America with the Watts & friends who believe fervently in it, but that it's a technical

    and the catastrophe wackos at the further left scale who say shut off civilization.
    For a bunch of imaginary stuff even the correct government grants, equipment, the whole deal, shows isn't even an existent entity.

    It's phlogiston and the media wants something to talk about. This is pure politicalization of the breath your wife and kids breathe out, to frighten you.

    Mock them mercilessly or they'll continue mocking you, as you and all the world, reader, have seen.

    Tell people you don't listen to people talking about "unmeasurable" and "differential equations can't show" the "backerd radiation."

    Tell that GHE panic pimp to show you his instrumental evidence there's more infrared light in the atmosphere.

    From the infrared astronomy field or anybody, any where. They shut up with the science and start making the wheezy hard liner sounds a confused rhetorist makes.


    Nobody wants to give up their angle on the terrier fight: freedom or fascism through politically correct PRETENSE there's infrared light in the air no instrument can pick up.

    What hog wallow. It's just pure evil projection to make you, the independent person, scratch your chin and think maybe controlling scammers caught faking Hockey Sticks and every form of data trolling ever seen

    should do your voting because you're stupid and have been caught "sinning."

    No they've been caught pretending there's infrared light in the air,
    that's simply
    not there.
    Never was,
    Isn't now,
    won't be

  5. Anonymous above refers to a link which is Made active here

    Abstract from the Paper:

    A trend analysis was applied to a 14-yr time series of downwelling spectral infrared radiance observations from the Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer (AERI) located at the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program (ARM) site in the U.S. Southern Great Plains. The highly accurate calibration of the AERI instrument, performed every 10 min, ensures that any statistically significant trend in the observed data over this time can be attributed to changes in the atmospheric properties and composition, and not to changes in the sensitivity or responsivity of the instrument. The measured infrared spectra, numbering more than 800 000, were classified as clear-sky, thin cloud, and thick cloud scenes using a neural network method. The AERI data record demonstrates that the downwelling infrared radiance is decreasing over this 14-yr period in the winter, summer, and autumn seasons but it is increasing in the spring; these trends are statistically significant and are primarily due to long-term change in the cloudiness above the site. The AERI data also show many statistically significant trends on annual, seasonal, and diurnal time scales, with different trend signatures identified in the separate scene classifications. Given the decadal time span of the dataset, effects from natural variability should be considered in drawing broader conclusions. Nevertheless, this dataset has high value owing to the ability to infer possible mechanisms for any trends from the observations themselves and to test the performance of climate models


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