Sunday, 22 June 2014

Ocean Heat Content - Part 2

by Anthony Cox

In a previous post I looked at the shenanigans of the alarmists in claiming the oceans were storing the missing heat and getting hotter and the technique of using Joules instead of temperature because graphs in Joules or energy content were more dramatic and alarming then graphs showing the almost non-existent equivalent in temperature. Some of the graphs shown were drawn by a commentator based on the ARGO flotation devices which have been employed since 2004 and give by far the most accurate measurements of ocean heat content [OHC] or temperature. Even so the ARGO measurements are not without their accuracy problems as both Jo Nova and Willis Eschenbach show.

Argo buoys float and record the entire ocean as you can see from the black dots below.    The areas seen below in yellow were plotted to determine if temperatures were rising.  The North Atlantic and Pacific and Antarctic were of special interest since there are claims that these are warming more than the rest of the ocean.

The locations of the buoys looks impressive as the following location graphs show but most of the oceans are unmeasured.

The graphs following show ARGO OHC measurements in temperature from the locations shown in yellow.

Again, we ask, where is the missing heat?

Big Environment Groups given a bloody nose.

Ron Boswell will leave the Australian Senate at the end of June and this week gave his valedictory speech.

Colin Bettles (the national political writer for Fairfax Agricultural Media) reported on the speech:
RETIRING veteran Queensland Nationals Senator Ron Boswell says he’s proud to have given big environmental groups a “bloody nose” more than once during his lengthy political career. 
Senator Boswell steps down from the federal Senate on June 30, having served exactly 31 years and 118 days.
Senators were joined by House of Representative members for the speech:
Prime Minister Tony Abbott joined Nationals leader Warren Truss and other senior Coalition figures in the Senate chamber to witness Senator Boswell’s farewell address.
There was also strong representation from all political parties, especially the Nationals. 
Boswell detailed some of his political career and then turned to the recent campaign against fast food giant McDonald’s sourcing “sustainable beef.”
Senator Boswell said he was proud to have helped keep the beef industry “out of the clutches of the WWF and other environmental activists”. 
“Don’t have any doubt: WWF wants to ultimately control how seafood, timber, beef and every other primary product is marketed in Australia and round the world,” he said.
“I have always opposed the destructive behaviour of powerful, well-funded local and international environmental activists. 
“They make their living by frightening people into believing the environment is being threatened one way or another by the activities of our farmers, fishermen, miners or even Aboriginal communities. 
“I am proud to say I have given the ‘Big Environment’ groups a bloody nose on more than one occasion.” 
For the Hansard transcript of Boswell speech, see Australian Politics.