Monday, 29 February 2016

February 29th Special Humour.

by Kathryn Drake
with a little help from W. S. Gilbert

I am the very model of a modern climatologist

I’m partly statistician, partly paleo-phrenologist

I’ve temperature readings from thermometers coniferous

My data are the same (or not, well, maybe) as Keith Briffa has

I bought them from a bloke who brought them hotfoot from Siberia

And mixed them with some algae from the mud in Lake Superior.

When counting different isotopes I’m really in my element

And sucking up to journalists from Guardian Environment

I know what makes the tree rings from Siberia to the Rockies tick

And I can make spaghetti and transform it to a hockeystick.

My data’s got dark matter that would shatter a cosmologist

I am the very model of a modern climatologist

Enjoy and thank you.    Kathryn Drake, Papillion, NE 68046 

H/t Tom Sheahen

Monday, 8 February 2016

Delicious Irony Re CSIRO and Prof Bob Carter

Cartoon by Bob's Friend (and co-author)  John Spooner
Professor Bob Carter often revealed the flaws in  C.S.I.R.O's statements. (Bob called CSIRO - Sigh-Row) 

As an example, when talking of the now defunct Flannery-led Climate Commission said:
The game is rather given away by the following style of disclaimer, which is inserted inside the front cover of all climate consultancy reports prepared by CSIRO, one of the groups that acts as a model-provider to the IPCC:

This report relates to climate change scenarios based on computer modelling. Models involve simplifications of the real processes that are not fully understood. Accordingly, no responsibility will be accepted by CSIRO or the QLD government for the accuracy of forecasts or predictions inferred from this report or for any person’s interpretations, deductions, conclusions or actions in reliance on this report. (my bold)
See also:

Governments should address Climate Hazards instead of futilely trying to stop Climate Change (an address by Prof Bob Carter)

The delicious irony is, two weeks after Professor Carter's Funeral, the new Chief Executive of the

Governments should address Climate Hazards instead of futliely trying to stop Climate Change

Revisiting a 2011 address by Professor Bob Carter  on "Climate Context as a basis for Better Policy", given at the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba.

The main theme of Bob's address was that Governments should not waste money on trying to stop climate change, but rather should use funds preparing for Climate Caused Disasters.

Some of the main points:

Horses for Courses. (53m) 

There is no such thing as a Global Climate. It doesn't exist. It's an imaginary construct for the scientists to think about and play with. Nobody lives in a Global Climate. We all live in a local climate and those local climates have risks; and it's the job of the government to assess those risks and have a policy to deal with them when they eventuate.

......aside from tsunami-risk, Australia’s greatest environmental hazards are all climate-related. Droughts, floods, cyclones and large bushfires — Australia has them all in spades.

It must be recognised that the theoretical hazard of dangerous human-caused global warming is but

Friday, 5 February 2016

Scientists hide uncertainties about (Man Made) Climate Change

Such deceit has no place in science.
Michael Bastasch, writing for the Daily Caller:
A recent study looking into how scientists explain global warming uncertainty to the public has some interesting findings: Many scientists don’t actually talk about uncertainty when speaking to journalists.

The study by German researcher Senja Post of University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany surveyed 300 Scientists.

The study was published in the journal
Public Understanding of Science
January 2016 vol. 25 no. 1 61-70 (LINK)

Communicating science in public controversies: Strategic considerations of the German climate scientists

Abstract (Note area with bold added)

In public controversies on scientific issues, scientists likely consider the effects of their findings on journalists and on the public debate. A representative survey of 123 German climate scientists (42%) finds that although most climate scientists think that uncertainties about climate change should be made clearer in public they do not actively communicate this to journalists. Moreover, the climate scientists fear that their results could be misinterpreted in public or exploited by interest groups. Asking scientists about their readiness to publish one of two versions of a fictitious research finding shows that their concerns weigh heavier when a result implies that climate change will proceed slowly than when it implies that climate change will proceed fast.
As Bastasch also points out:
Post also found that “climate scientists object to publishing a result in the media significantly more when it indicates that climate change proceeds more slowly rather

Thursday, 4 February 2016

It’s the Sun, Stupid!

Another Issue of "Carbon Sense” prepared for The Carbon Sense Coalition 
by Viv Forbes and volunteer helpers.

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5th  February 2016

This cartoon may be used freely providing the author, Steve Hunter, 
and the source is acknowledged: 
Those who think the political war on carbon will lower Earth’s temperature or keep climate stable need to study climate history.

Temperatures on Earth dance to a cyclic rhythm every hour, every day, every month, every season, every year, and to every beat of the sun-spot and glacial cycles.

The daily solar cycle causes continual changes in temperature for every spot on Earth. It produces the frosts at dawn, the mid-day heat and the cooling at sunset. It is regulated by rotation of the Earth.

Superimposed on the daily solar cycle is the monthly lunar cycle, driven by the orbit of the Moon around the Earth. These two cycles interact to produce variations in atmospheric pressure and tides, and currents in the oceans and the atmosphere. These are the daily weather makers.

The yearly seasonal cycle is caused as the tilted axis of Earth’s rotation affects the intensity of solar energy received by each hemisphere. This produces spring, summer, autumn and winter for every spot on Earth.

Then there is the 22 year sun-spot cycle, which correlates with cycles of floods and droughts. Sunspot

John Christy's testimony. More bad news for the Alarmists.

"When a theory contradicts the facts, you need to change the theory."

John Christy testified before the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space & Technology on  2 Feb 2016 (LINK -pdf)

Fig. 1: Five-year averaged values of annual mean (1979-2015) global bulk (termed
“midtropospheric” or “MT”) temperature as depicted by the average of 102 IPCC CMIP5
climate models (red), the average of 3 satellite datasets (green - UAH, RSS, NOAA)
and 4 balloon datasets (blue, NOAA, UKMet, RICH, RAOBCORE).

I shall begin with a discussion that was precipitated by an increasingly active campaign of negative assertions made against the observations, i.e. the data, of upper air temperatures. Figure 1 in particular has drawn considerable attention from those who view the climate system as undergoing a rapid, human-caused transformation into a climate to which people would have great difficulty adapting. This simple chart tells the story that the average model projection, on which their fears (or hopes?) are based, does poorly for the fundamental temperature metric that is allegedly the most responsive to extra greenhouse gases - the bulk atmospheric temperature of the layer from the surface to 50,000ft. 

As with all who show where the Warmists' greenhouse gas theory falls apart, John describes being
tossed into a world more closely associated with character assassination and

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Australian Government wastes billions on Climate Change Hoax. Tim Flannery should be ashamed.

Cartoons by Josh
Listen to Alan Jones and  Craig Kelly on 2GB -

Preamble by Alan re the recent deluge of rain in Sydney, Darwin, St Kilda, Hervey Bay, Bundaberg, Tasmania and flood warnings re cyclone Stan in W.A.

Craig Kelly, member for Hughes does his homework and talks the language of his electorate. (Last week Craig attended the funeral of Professor Bob Carter.)

Alan says he doesn’t know of a Federal MP more in touch and that Craig has done some homework on previous Australian of the year, Tim Flannery.

Some of Flannery’s predictions. Back then Flannery said  to play a thought game ten years on i.e. 2016: