from The Daily Caller:
Princeton Physicist Points Out The Obvious: Climate Models ‘Don’t Work’
“And I know they don’t work. They haven’t worked in the past. They don’t work now. And it’s hard to imagine when, if ever, they’ll work in the foreseeable future,” Happer said in a video produced by PragerU. read more
from the Daily Caller:
STUDY: Satellites Show No Acceleration In Global Warming For 23 Years
University of Alabama-Huntsville climate scientists John Christy and Richard McNider found that by removing the climate effects of volcanic eruptions early on in the satellite temperature record it showed virtually no change in the rate of warming since the early 1990s.
“We indicated 23 years ago — in our 1994 Nature article — that climate models had the atmosphere’s sensitivity to CO2 much too high,” Christy said in a statement. “This recent paper bolsters that conclusion.”
Christy and McNider found the rate of warming has been 0.096 degrees Celsius per decade after “the removal of volcanic cooling in the early part of the record,” which “is essentially the same value we determined in 1994 … using only 15 years of data.” read more
by: the Common Constitutionalist
It’s been a couple of decades since we’ve experienced a powerful El Niño event. El Niño is a rise of the ocean surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean, which in turn can cause some unusual weather events, such as heavy rains in the West, which of course they need desperately.
But the coming El Niño is being hailed as potentially much stronger than past events. And naturally, as one might expect, it’s been linked to global warming as the cause. Of course, what else would it be?
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is already predicting that this El Niño is “set to boost global warming to new record levels.”
And Kevin Trenberth, a climatologist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, in Boulder Colorado, says, “In an era of global warming, ocean currents and weather systems might not be able to bleed off all the heat pumped into the tropical seas. Periodically, it has to get rid of the excess that builds up, and that safety valve is El Niño.”
So what is that supposed to mean? Does it mean that the El Niño is merely a naturally occurring weather phenomenon that assists the earth in rebalancing the global climate? Or is he saying that this El Niño will be different? read more
by: the Common Constitutionalist
Despite all the evidence to the contrary, climate alarmists, dressed in lab coats and calling themselves scientists are becoming wackier with every passing year.
The latest demonstration of said wackiness was a recent and no doubt little heard NPR radio interview of Peter Tans, the chief greenhouse gas scientist at NOAA. I say little heard because it is after all, NPR radio, which probably has a listening audience of tens of people, no doubt other government paid scientists.
Anyway, scientist Peter Tans says that in order to really fight climate change, carbon emission needs to be lowered to zero. Yes – you did read that right.
The NPR host Melissa Block throws a hanging curve over the plate.
Block: “How troubling is the new record number of carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere – 400 ppm?”
Tans: “What troubles me is that we’re still headed at full speed in a direction that we should not be going. We are at the beginning of bringing about huge changes in the Earth’s climate and ecosystems. The potential is there for us to make life hard, really, for future generations.”
Block: “And what would it take to reverse the carbon dioxide concentration levels that you’re seeing now?”
Tans: “See, that is really at the core of why we have made so little progress. The problem with CO2 in particular is that climate – forcing of climate change by CO2 depends not so much on the rate at which we are admitting it. It depends primarily on the total amount of CO2 that we’ve emitted since preindustrial times. The implication is that if we want to stop this, we have to bring the omissions back down to zero.” read more