Oct 26, 2007
Global Warming Is Not Caused by Carbon Dioxide
By Gary Novak, Independent Scientist
When an ice age begins, global Warming occurs exactly as it is doing now. Heated oceans cause precipitation to increase. Eventually, increased snowfall will reflect away solar energy and trigger a cool-down. Arctic ice is melting faster than expected, because oceans are heating more than the atmosphere.
No atmospheric temperature increase has been found in eight years. Alarmists are not promoting science; they are promoting propaganda justified through a black-box analysis which generates contrived numbers. Science requires evidence and logic.
There is no mechanism for carbon dioxide creating global warming. “Greenhouse gases” absorb all radiation available to them in a few meters. More of the gas cannot absorb more radiation. A thick sheet of plastic does nothing more than a thin sheet. Doubling the CO2 would only shorten the distance for absorption of radiation from 10 meters to 5 meters, which is not an increase in temperature. How could all of those scientists be wrong? They get paid to be wrong through billions of dollars from government; and they are not a consensus. Read more here.
Oct 25, 2007
The Big Thaw
By JPL’s Son Nghiem and Greg Neumann
A thick chunk of Arctic sea ice the size of two states has disappeared. Is it global warming or normal causes? This very excellent video podcast explains why the decline of ice accelerated this year and why the future remains uncertain. JPL’s Son Nghiem, Research Scientist and Greg Neumann, Radar engineer, studied the ice from the Coast guard Cutter Healy and NASA’s QuikScat satellite did a good job explaining the changes, unusual wind patterns which helped feed the transpolar current with ice which “accelerated out like a runaway train.”
Nghiem said “Unusual atmospheric conditions set up wind patterns that compressed the sea ice, loaded it into the Transpolar Drift Stream and then sped its flow out of the Arctic,” he said. When that sea ice reached lower latitudes, it rapidly melted in the warmer waters. “The winds causing this trend in ice reduction were set up by an unusual pattern of atmospheric pressure that began at the beginning of this century,” Nghiem said. Read the release here.
See the podcasts here.
Oct 24, 2007
We Are Not In Climate Crisis
By Dr. William Gray
We are not in a climate crisis. The evidence presented by the global warming advocates has many flaws. There has not yet been an open and fair scientific dialogue on this topic. The much trumped ‘scientific consensus’ on global warming is bogus. There are thousand of scientists who disagree with Gore’s greenhouse gas scenario. But their voices have been largely ignored and/or their motives often denigrated. Many warming skeptics receiving federal grant support have been reluctant to express their views due to worries over the continuation of their research grants and criticisms from their warming colleagues who seek uniformity of view. Their friends may criticize them as being anti-environmental. Many younger warming skeptics concerned about their future careers refuse to confront the issue.
It’s always hard to fight an entrenched lobby with its wealthy and powerful governmental and international global warming proponents. A mild form of McCarthyism has developed toward those scientists who do not agree that human-induced global warming is a great threat to humankind. The normal scientific process of objectivity studying both sides of a question has not occurred. If our government were really interested in getting an accurate evaluation of the warming threat they would have called for and made research funds also available to skeptics and would have encouraged open dialogue between the warming skeptics and the warming believers. Such dialogue has been purposely suppressed.
The human-induced global warming scenarios that have been so much in the headlines since the hot summer of 1988 have repeatedly been exaggerated by a broad spectrum of scientists and environmentalists who have a vested interest in having and maintaining such a global warming scare. Most of these global warming advocates do not have sufficient background in meteorology and climatology to be able to realistically evaluate CO2’s potential influences on global temperature. The many Global Circulation Model (GCMs), simulations by the large US and foreign government laboratories and universities on which so many of the warming scenarios are based, have basic flaws. These global models do not correctly model the globe’s small-scale precipitation processes. They have incorrectly programmed the rain processes so as to cause large artificial and unrealistic global warming in their models. These GCMs also do not yet accurately model the globe’s deep ocean circulations which appear to be the primary driving mechanism for most global temperature change. Read more here.
Oct 22, 2007
Why I Would Rather Be Called a Heretic on Global Warming
By David Bellamy, Times Online
Am I worried about man-made global warming? The answer is “no” and “yes”.
No, because the Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction has come up against an “inconvenient truth”. Its research shows that since 1998 the average temperature of the planet has not risen, even though the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has continued to increase. Yes, because the self-proclaimed consensus among scientists has detached itself from the questioning rigours of hard science and become a political cause. Those of us who dare to question the dogma of the global-warming doomsters who claim that C not only stands for carbon but also for climate catastrophe are vilified as heretics or worse as deniers.
I am happy to be branded a heretic because throughout history heretics have stood up against dogma based on the bigotry of vested interests. But I don’t like being smeared as a denier because deniers don’t believe in facts. The truth is that there are no facts that link the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide with imminent catastrophic global warming. Instead of facts, the advocates of man-made climate change trade in future scenarios based on complex and often unreliable computer models.
Name-calling may be acceptable in politics but it should have no place in science; indeed, what is happening smacks of McCarthyism, witch-hunts and all. Scientific understanding, however, is advanced by robust, reasoned argument based on well-researched data. So I turn to simple sets of data that are already in the public domain. The last peak global temperatures were in 1998 and 1934 and the troughs of low temperature were around 1910 and 1970. The second dip caused pop science and the media to cry wolf about an impending, devastating Ice Age. Our end was nigh! Read full story next.
Oct 15, 2007
Frigid Southern Hemisphere Winter an Omen for the Northern Hemisphere?
By Eugenio Hackbart, METSUL and Joe D’Aleo, ICECAP
Eugenio wrote: “It was an outstanding winter for us in part of South America. Buenos Aires in Argentina had its first snow since 1918. Southern Brazil experienced 4 consecutive months of cold and below average temperature with daily and all-time records. Santiago, Chilean capital, had its coldest winter since the Little Ice Age. The last time it was so cold there was in 1885.”
Indeed that can be seen with the NOAA means temperature analysis for their winter here. Departures are in degrees Celsius (7 degree anomalies correspond to about 12 degrees Fahrenheit).
Eugenio goes on “Our winter here in the southern hemisphere raised serious questions among people concerned on global warming. Scientists were predicting warmer winters. So, what happened, people asked. I believe questions will be raised in the next months also in the US. The climate behavior here is this part of the Southern Hemisphere is somewhat connected to the trend in the Midwest and Northeast United States year after year and may anticipate the trend from season to season. So, first of all, NOAA released this week its winter outlook. But I don’t’ buy it. No way !! I strongly suspect this marked cooling trend in the Pacific will result in below average temperature months in larger areas of the US.”
By the way, much of Australia, too had a cold winter, with a record cold June.
Read more here.