Sunday, 8 March 2015
Some recent items in the blogosphere:
alarmists - here
Paul Homewood - NotalotofPeopleKnowThat
We were told a few months ago that it would only be a matter of time before the satellite datasets caught up with the surface ones, and confirmed that global temperatures had reached a record high.
Well, we’re still waiting!
Both UAH and RSS have recorded drops in temperature in February, and 12-month averages remain well below previous highs.
James Taylor for Forbes:
Connecticut is experiencing its coldest February in recorded history. So is Michigan. So is Toronto. Cleveland and Chicago are experiencing their second coldest February in recorded history. Frigid and record cold temperatures are being set from Key West to International Falls. At the same time, blizzard after blizzard is burying much of the nation with record winter snow totals, with winter snowfall records beings set from Boston to Denver.
Global warming activists are in full-throttle damage control, desperately claiming global warming causes record snow and cold. (bold addded)
Read more: Here.
James H. Rust, Professor of nuclear engineering and policy advisor The Heartland Institute - for Master Resource:
In the past few weeks, statements of scientists challenging the hypothesis that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuels is causing catastrophic global warming are being criticized on ad hominem grounds. The charge is that there exists an inherent conflict-of-interest, owing to their sources of income, specifically income from fossil-fuel companies or pro-fossil-fuel organizations otherwise.
The starting point (it was surely orchestrated) was the attack on Dr. Willie Soon by the February 21, 2015 New York Times article, “Deeper Ties to Corporate Cash for Doubtful Climate Researcher,” by Justin Gillis and John Schwartz. The article apparently was inspired by a Greenpeace report that researched sources of income for Dr. Soon, who is employed as a research scientist for the Smithsonian Institute.Professor Rust details more attacks on Sceptical Scientists and points out hypocrisy of the
alarmists - here
When asked about VP Joe Biden's outburst: ‘Denying climate change is like denying gravity,’ Dr Lindzen replied: ‘He’s absolutely right. Climate has been changing for 4.5 billion years and on all time scales.
Some quotes (H/t Climate Depot)
And it completely ignores the fact that until this hysteria, climate scientists used to refer to the warm periods in our history as optima.
‘We are demonizing a chemical — a molecule essential to life – CO2′
Doctor Lindzen's parting quote:
The whole thing is fairly absurd.