the Gore effect meets ‘hottest ever’ …

Like a looming train wreck, the Paris alarmists (Paris-ites) tamper with the data, updating their fixes every few days. Funnily enough, the past continues to cool, while the present gets hotter. Except it’s snowing in Hobart, freezing in Melbourne: The Gore effect continues…down under.

Almost 30 years since snow was seen here on a Tasmanian Beach.

A website called NoTricksZone has a good roundup  today comparing the latest NOAA data showing supposed “records” with data from the other independent (and also more accurate) satellite data sets.  It’s just as you’d expect:

NOAA claims that the global surface temperature reached a new all-time record high with an anomaly +0.88°C – the warmest since recordkeeping began in 1880!  However measurements taken by satellite Remote Sensing Systems (RSS) show that although June 2015 indeed was a warm month at +0.39°C, it was only the 4th warmest June ever, and more than 30 other earlier months have seen greater positive anomalies [in records going back to 1979]  Satellite data (revised) [also data going back to 1979] taken by the University of Alabama in Huntsville UAH show that the June 2015 temperature anomaly was +0.31°C, a warm month but not the hottest June ever as three other June months were as warm or warmer.  Moreover plots of the RSS and UAH data continue to show that global temperatures have been flat for now close to 20 years.

Even the belugas are moving closer to the equator: SPOTTED: Incredible rare sighting of white beluga whale in British waters | Nature | News | Daily Express as Greenland has gained 250 million tonnes of ice: Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Mass Budget: DMI

In Maine, climate change is taking a toll – Metro – The Boston Globe

Maine is having their coldest year on record.

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significant releases of CO2 has “no essential effect on the Earth’s climate” …

Carbon dioxide does not, and can not, cause global warming. This new peer reviewed paper says so:

Do Increasing Contents of Methane and Carbon Dioxide in the Atmosphere Cause Global Warming?

No, not at all!

ABSTRACT

In the Earth atmosphere, methane gradually converts into carbon dioxide which, according to the conventional anthropogenic theory of global warming, is the main driver of global climate change. The authors investigated the greenhouse effect of methane and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere using their tested adiabatic model, which relates the global temperature of troposphere to the atmospheric pressure and solar activity. This model allows one to analyze the global temperature changes due to variations in mass and chemical composition of the atmosphere. Even significant releases of anthropogenic carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere do not change average parameters of the Earth’s heat regime and have no essential effect on the Earth’s climate. Thus, petroleum production and other anthropogenic activities resulting in accumulation of additional amounts of methane and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have practically no effect on the Earth’s climate.

New paper finds increased CO2 or methane will have ‘essentially no effect’ upon global temperature or climate

Adiabatic influence the big factor

A new paper by USC Professor Emeritus of Geology, Dr. George Chilingar (with three co-authors), finds that increasing levels of the greenhouse gases CO2 & methane will have essentially no effect” upon global temperatures or climate.

The authors utilize a one-dimensional adiabatic model of climate to demonstrate that the entire tropospheric temperature profile of the atmosphere on both Earth and Venus may be mathematically derived solely on the basis of atmospheric pressure/mass and solar activity, confirmed by observations on both planets, despite vast differences in atmospheric composition and mass/pressure on Earth and Venus. The paper corroborates the 33C Maxwell/Clausius/Carnot greenhouse theory and thereby excludes the alternative 33C Arrhenius radiative greenhouse theory.

Excerpts:

“The writers investigated the greenhouse effect using their adiabatic model, which relates the global temperature of troposphere to the atmospheric pressure and solar radiation. This model allows one to analyze the global temperature changes due to variations in mass and chemical composition of the atmosphere. Even significant releases of anthropogenic carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere do not change average parameters of the Earth’s heat regime and have no essential effect on the Earth’s climate warming.

Moreover, based on the adiabatic model of heat transfer, the writers showed that additional releases of CO2 and CH4 lead to cooling (and not to warming as the proponents of the conventional theory of global warming state) of the Earth’s atmosphere. The additional methane releases possess a double cooling effect: First, they intensify convection in the lower layers of troposphere; Second, the methane together with associated water vapor intercept part of the infrared solar irradiation reaching the Earth.

Thus, petroleum production and other anthropogenic activities resulting in accumulation of additional amounts of methane and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have practically no effect on the Earth’s climate.”

Physically, an explanation of the cooling effect of the atmosphere with the high content of “greenhouse gases” is the high efficiency of the convective heat transfer from the planet’s surface to the lower stratosphere, from which this heat is rapidly dissipating into the outer space through radiation. As the greenhouse gases absorb the Earth’s heat radiation in the lower layers of troposphere, its energy transforms into the heat oscillations of the gas molecules. This, in turn, leads to expansion of the gas mixture and its rapid ascent to the stratosphere where the heat excess is lost through radiation into the outer space.

To replace these volumes of the warm air, the already cooled air descends from the upper troposphere. As a result, the global average atmospheric temperature slightly decreases. One particular consequence of it is that with an increase in the carbon dioxide and methane contents in troposphere the convective mass exchange of the atmospheric gases must substantially accelerate.

Thus, it is not out of the question that the intensification of synoptic processes in Earth troposphere (but not temperature increase) may be a result of the carbon dioxide and other “greenhouse gases” accumulation.”

The primary equation of the paper [2] is similar to the ‘greenhouse equation’ described in a recent series of posts on the 33C Maxwell/Clausius/Carnot greenhouse theory.

The “Greenhouse Equation” calculates temperature (T) at any location from the surface to the top of the troposphere as a function of atmospheric mass/gravity/pressure and radiative forcing from the Sun only, and without any radiative forcing from greenhouse gases. Note the pressure (P) divided by 2 in the greenhouse equation is the pressure at the center of mass of the atmosphere (after density correction), where the temperature and height are equal to the equilibrium temperature with the Sun and ERL respectively.

The primary differences between Chilingar et al equation [2] and the ‘greenhouse equation’ are:

1. Chilingar et al introduce a correction for solar insolation based on the Earth’s precession angle of 23.44 degrees

2. Chilingar et al assume an Earth surface temperature of 288K or 15C, whereas the HS ‘greenhouse equation’ only assumes the equilibrium temperature of the Earth with the Sun (255K or -18C) & atmospheric mass/pressure to derive the surface temperature, as well as that of the entire troposphere, replicating the 1976 US Standard Atmosphere.

An upcoming post will join the mathematics of these two equations to explain the entire temperature profile of the atmosphere from the surface to the edge of space at 100+ km geopotential altitude, without incorporating ‘radiative forcing’ from CO2.

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Paris-itics 101 …

The Paris-ites are out, frothing at the mouth, we’re all gunna die! Their dishonesty is “propaganda, worthy of Dr Goebbels”. Dr John Ray nails it:

Ya gotta laugh! A one degree temperature rise in 135 years!  Panic!  No-one even noticed it until the Greenies began to froth at the mouth about it. And even that one degree embodies a prediction.  The reality is around two thirds of that.

They list what appear to be five interlocking temperature graphs.  They are interlocking indeed.  They all use the same basic terrestrial temperature readings.  They are far from independent.

How strange that the authors have omitted the much more comprehensive satellite records!  The fact that the satellite record shows NO warming might have something to do with that.  The whole article below is essentially a fraud ginned up to influence the forthcoming Paris climate conference

And the wording is really slimy. The bit that amused me most was:  “Rising temperatures and changing weather patterns already increase heat-related illnesses”.  That’s true by definition. What about illness from all causes?  It’s actually COLD that increases illness from all causes!

And there’s the old chestnut that “2014 was the hottest year since records began”.  Which records?  Certainly not the satellite record. And even if we take the terrestrial records as honestly compiled, the 2014 temperature differed from the temperatures of the last 18 years only by hundredths of one degree. So “2014 was the hottest year since records began” gives a quite false impression that the temperature rise is ongoing.  It is not.

And what about the “scientists” in the heading?  WHICH scientists?  Certainly not all scientists.  An honest heading would be “Many Scientists” but honesty is not to be expected of Warmists, of course.

I could go on but the crooks below have pulled out every trick in the book to make their case — which shows you how non-existent their case is.  It’s propaganda worthy of Dr. Goebbels:

Read this if you dare, it’s sickening: Halfway to Hell: Global Temperatures Hit Critical Point, Warn Scientists (!)

[…] Governments must arrive in Paris ready to signal their collective vision for a complete phaseout of fossil fuels in favor of a 100 percent renewable future.

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a sham or a scam? … both

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northwestplants.net …

I have just begun a new site, to aid in the identification of plant species of the Kimberley and Pilbara. I have set it out on a WordPress site, to keep it as simple as possible.

northwestplants.net

One of the first entries here, Capparis spinosa s/sp nummularia sometimes called Wild Passionfruit. Images throughout enlarge when clicked.

It is a work in progress, and a lot more entries to add. Feel free to look around, and follow if you like.

This site may help people interested in growing native plants to select species from our substantial nursery near Broome.nursery 030

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the trillion dollar scam …

A fatally flawed opinion that CO2 was pollution has fuelled the biggest ever scam in history, by a very big margin.

How big? This big:

Climate Change Business Journal estimates the Climate Change Industry is a $1.5 Trillion dollar escapade, which means four billion dollars a day is spent on our quest to change the climate. That includes everything from carbon markets to carbon consulting, carbon sequestration, renewables, biofuels, green buildings and insipid cars. For comparison global retail sales online are worth around $1.5 trillion. So all the money wasted on the climate is equivalent to all the goods bought online. […]

Once the sh1t hits the fan, the repercussions are going to be even bigger!

[…] So while The Guardian worries about the dark and evil influence of the fossil fuels industry they don’t seem at all concerned about the vested-monster-in-the-kitchen, the 1.5 Trillion Climate Industry. Ditto for the intrepid souls at the ABC/BBC/CBC who think they speak truth to power, but miss the most powerful lobby in the climate debate.

By the way, you can buy the 200 page Climate Change Consulting Report for $995, or not.

Climate Change Industry Growth, graph, 2004 to 2014,

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Insurance Journal

All for about 1c less of warming, or less, like 0.1C unadjusted. Read the whole piece at Jonova.

What the? It’s much bigger: The Biggest Fraud In History

Government scientists know perfectly well that global warming isn’t happening. Their best data is from satellites, which show no warming for almost twenty years.

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Wood for Trees: Interactive Graphs

But there is $29 billion per year being distributed by the government to perpetuate this massive fraud – so it continues.

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carbon shock … burn more coal to save the planet

Australia is the highest CO2 sequestering region on the planet according to research from satellites. That surprisingly eliminates all the fudging by the left of data to say we must reduce our CO2 emissions a lot more. The reverse is true, it seems, with Labor/Green demands possibly a threat to our Primary Industry. Burn more coal, I say!

A New Satellite-Derived Assessment of Net Continental CO2 Fluxes (27 July 2015)
Which continent is the greatest CO2 emitter? And which the greatest sequestering one? The answer may surprise you, and it presents a knotty problem for climate alarmists who are doing all they possibly can to get the nations of the Earth to come to a global agreement as to how to proceed to make the entire world a CO2-sequestering planet…

Paper Reviewed
Parker, A. and Ollier, C.D. 2015. Carbon dioxide flux measurements based on satellite observations differ considerably from the consensus values. Energy & Environment 26: 457-463.

Introducing their study of this intriguing subject, Parker and Ollier (2015) write that the Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite (GOSAT) “provides the first measured CO2 flux data that can be used to determine if a region is sequestering or emitting CO2.” And they further note that “GOSAT measurements have been the subject of more than 140 scientific papers published in the peer-reviewed press,” and that “in none of them has the reliability of the measurements been questioned.”

Getting right to the crux of the matter, therefore, the two researchers say there has been “no explicit report of the most important inference about whether carbon dioxide is emitted or sequestered.” And they thus become the first to do so, reporting that “the top net emitting continent is Asia, followed by Africa and Europe,” that “North America is also emitting significantly, while South America is net sequestering and Antarctica has a net flux close to zero.” Most notable of all, however, was their own continent of Australia, which they found to be “the top sequestering continent.”

In concluding, Parker and Ollier write that “while the per capita GDP [Gross Domestic Product] is often used as an indicator of a country’s material standard of living, it does not necessarily follow that rich countries produce the most carbon dioxide,” which fact could well prove a knotty problem for climate alarmists who are doing all they possibly can to get the nations of the Earth to come to a global agreement as to how to proceed to make the entire world a CO2-sequestering planet.

 Temperature data also needs to have the urban heat removed to be accurate, which for most cities, is far higher than that for which CO2 is blamed. In practice, the world is cooling, except at large airports and cities. Continue reading

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hypertension fix …

FASTER, PLEASE: Beating high blood pressure – with a beam: Heart experts treat condition by firing ultrasound waves at the kidneys.

[…] If successful, this technique will offer people who cannot control their blood pressure with medication an option to limit their risk of stroke or heart disease without the need for incisions, lasers or a hospital stay.

‘There are a growing number of people developing high blood pressure and those who are treatment-resistant pose a major challenge. We have many drugs but still a large number of patients for whom nothing works.’

Dr Roland Schmieder, a specialist in hypertension based at University Hospital Erlangen in Germany, and the study’s principal investigator, added: ‘External ultrasound offers potential benefits over existing catheter-based renal denervation techniques.

‘If it proves successful, non-invasive renal denervation could greatly reduce costs of treatment and increase access for the millions of people worldwide whose blood pressure is not adequately controlled.’

The original item is excellent at discussing hypertension and it’s many treatments.

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“for a wealthier, cleaner and more sustainable world” …

[…] Unfortunately, activists are often blind to the environmental benefits of petroleum-powered transportation. Countless local-food activists have embraced the notion of ‘food miles’ – the distance food items travel from farms to consumers – as the be all and end all of sustainable development. However, as has been repeatedly and rigorously documented in numerous studies, the distance travelled by food is unimportant. For one thing, producing food typically requires much more energy than moving it around, especially when significant amounts of heating and/or cold-protection technologies, irrigation water, fertilisers, pesticides and other inputs are required to grow things in one region, but not in another. Reducing food miles in such circumstances actually means a greater environmental impact. The distance travelled by food also matters less than the mode of transportation used. For instance, shipping food halfway around the world on a container ship often has a smaller footprint per item carried than a short trip by car to a grocery store to buy a small quantity of these items. (4)

To most of us, the notion that we can have our cake and eat it too is mind-boggling. Yet, in many respects, this is what petroleum products in general and modern transportation technologies in particular have actually delivered. Until something truly better comes along, they remain essential for the creation of a wealthier, cleaner and more sustainable world.

Eco activists are blind to the past, a pity, because recent scientific studies infer another looming “Long Winter” with crop fails and massive food shortages.

Petroleum power: an eco-revolution

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “The Long Winter” is generally regarded as the most historically accurate book of her semi-autobiographical “Little House on the Prairie” series. The Long Winter tells the story of how the inhabitants of De Smet (present-day South Dakota) narrowly avoided starvation during the severe winter of 1880-81, when a series of blizzards dumped nearly three and a half metres of snow on the northern plains – immobilising trains and cutting off the settlers from the rest of the world. Faced with an imminent food shortage, Laura and her neighbours learned that a sizeable amount of wheat was available within 20 miles of their snow-covered houses. Her future husband, Almanzo Wilder, and a friend of his risked their lives in order to bring back enough food to sustain the townspeople through the rest of the winter. With the spring thaw, the railroad service was re-established and the Ingalls family enjoyed a long-delayed Christmas celebration in May.

The Long Winter is a valuable reminder of how lethal crop failures and geographical isolation could be before the advent of modern farming and transportation technologies. Not too long ago, subsistence farmers across the West had to cope with the ‘lean season’ – the period of greatest scarcity before the first availability of new crops. As some readers may know, in England the late spring (and especially the month of May) was once referred to as the ‘hungry gap’ and the ‘starving time’. One problem was the cost and difficulty of moving heavy things over often muddy and impracticable dirt roads; three centuries ago, moving a ton of goods over 50 kilometres on land between, say, Liverpool and Manchester was as expensive as shipping them across the north Atlantic. […]

Read the whole thing. (Via Greenie Watch)

irrigating the northern food bowl. Sugar cane near Kununurra

irrigating the northern food bowl. Sugar cane near Kununurra

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extreme climate ‘science’ …

Only in California, using an Australian iconic tree! Stupidity unlimited:

Friday Funny – ‘tree hugging’ taken to the extreme

Some days you just have to wonder about the sanity of environmentalists, today is one of those days. The photo below, Twittered by PBS station KQED in San Francisco, would be considered “not safe for work” not only just for the content, but for the facts these lunatics used a child to further their goal.…

Check out the image at the link! Then, from the sublime to the ridiculous. The sublime lunacy:

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