scientists break out from ‘consensus’ …

Common sense scientists make a request of President Trump. Three hundred signed up at last count and rising:

Richard Lindzen Petition to President Trump: Withdraw from the UN Convention on Climate Change

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Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Dr. Richard Lindzen has sent a petition to President Trump, asking the President to withdraw the United States from the United Nations Convention on Climate Change.

The petition contains the names of around 300 eminent scientists and other qualified individuals, including physicists, engineers, former Astronauts, meteorologists, immunology specialists, marine biologists, chemists, statisticians, doctors, military weather specialists, geologists, accountants, a former director of NASA, economists, soil specialists, mathematicians, hydrologists, environmental scientists, computer modelling specialists, and many more. It is a long list.

Let us hope that President Trump acts quickly on Dr. Lindzen’s request.

If anyone you know claims the climate debate is over, show them a copy of Dr. Lindzen’s petition.

Read it all and check the impressive list of those that signed up. “carbon dioxide is not a pollutant. “[…] To the contrary, there is clear evidence that increased atmospheric carbon dioxide is environmentally helpful to food crops and other plants that nourish all life. It is plant food not poison.”

What I said here 6 years ago, with evidence:

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de-railing consensus …

I’M SO OLD, I CAN REMEMBER WHEN SCIENCE WAS SETTLED: Most scientists ‘can’t replicate studies by their peers.’

MY USA TODAY COLUMN: Government can’t get us off sugar: Policies promoting sugar, in no small part, got us into this mess.

Inspired by my reading of Gary Taubes’ The Case Against Sugar.

CPAC Panel: Here’s The Part Of The Global Warming Debate Greens Don’t Want You To Know

Daily Caller News Foundation | Andrew Follett
Research green plants in the laboratory. (Shutterstock/science photo)

‘All EPA’s climate policies to date are futile’

The shoe is now on the other foot, as 300 scientists attack Trump’s opponents by requesting a pulling out of the UN climate consensus nonsense:

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desert style wilderness of the SE Kimberley …

Border country between WA and the Northern Territory close to where the Tanami Desert meets the Great Sandy Desert contains a large freshwater body called Lake Gregory.  Sturt Creek drains from Inverell Station in the NT all the way south to the lake. These images from previous trips have me wishing for a return soon. Click to enlarge. mulan-halls-creek-047 mulan-halls-creek-060 mulan-halls-creek-083 b e e1 mulan-halls-creek-120 mulan-halls-creek-128 mulan-halls-creek-137mulan-halls-creek-103 mulan-halls-creek-175 mulan-halls-creek-176 mulan-halls-creek-304mulan-halls-creek-170 mulan-halls-creek-197

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inadequate computer modeling causes global warming …

This latest paper is by famed climate scientist Judith Curry, dashes the climate model myth related to global warming. The models have failed to represent reality, so the warming agenda of the IPCC is falsified (pdf).

Anthony Watts reports:

New paper explains inherent flaws of computer models predicting future climate change London, 21 February: Claims that the planet is threatened by man-made global warming are based on science that is based on inadequate computer modelling. That is the conclusion of a new briefing paper published today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF). The…

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The first investigation into the failure of climate science is about to begin after new papers show solar activity is the control and not CO2: 20 New Scientific Papers Link Modern Climate Trends To Solar Forcing

It hasn’t stopped this fruitloop from waffling on. What a comedian.

Burnside chokes on warming ignorance

It is astonishing that Julian Burnside QC still thinks – after years of debate over global warming – still thinks we are talking about soot and not about carbon dioxide gas of the kind he exhales in vast quantities. “Our children and grandchildren will struggle to breathe if we don’t act sensibly and look at what the scientists are telling us.”

 

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increased greening is CO2 caused … new paper

This paper published at Nature Climate Change last year blows the AGW theory out of the water. CO2 never was a culprit, but does the opposite, causes greening.

Greening of the Earth and its drivers

Global environmental change is rapidly altering the dynamics of terrestrial vegetation, with consequences for the functioning of the Earth system and provision of ecosystem services1, 2. Yet how global vegetation is responding to the changing environment is not well established. Here we use three long-term satellite leaf area index (LAI) records and ten global ecosystem models to investigate four key drivers of LAI trends during 1982–2009. We show a persistent and widespread increase of growing season integrated LAI (greening) over 25% to 50% of the global vegetated area, whereas less than 4% of the globe shows decreasing LAI (browning). Factorial simulations with multiple global ecosystem models suggest that CO2 fertilization effects explain 70% of the observed greening trend, followed by nitrogen deposition (9%), climate change (8%) and land cover change (LCC) (4%). CO2 fertilization effects explain most of the greening trends in the tropics, whereas climate change resulted in greening of the high latitudes and the Tibetan Plateau. LCC contributed most to the regional greening observed in southeast China and the eastern United States. The regional effects of unexplained factors suggest that the next generation of ecosystem models will need to explore the impacts of forest demography, differences in regional management intensities for cropland and pastures, and other emerging productivity constraints such as phosphorus availability.

 

The greening of the environment is set to continue in the US without the destruction that the wind turbines are doing to the environment in so many ways. “The War on Coal” is over:

The Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt on Friday to run the Environmental Protection Agency.  Vote was 52 to 46

 

Time to burn more coal, seeing that temperatures are crashing:

Since record highs caused last year by an ‘el Nino’ sea-warming event in the Pacific, HadCRUT 4 has fallen by more than half a degree Celsius, and its value for the world average temperature in January 2017 was about the same as January 1998.

Update, Senator Allen West nails it:

[…] These government employees must be fired.

They cannot operate in this realm of feeling “untouchable” any longer. Their paychecks are signed by us, the American taxpayer. They don’t work for any political party, cause, or in advancement of an ideology. They are part of the swamp, the bureaucratic administrative state, and there is no place more indicative of that than the IRS and the EPA. This agency in the past eight years was used as an ideological agenda weapon of mass destruction.

SOURCE

The authors of the Greening Paper:

Nature Climate Change
6,
791–795
(2016)
doi:10.1038/nclimate3004
Received
08 June 2015
Accepted
29 March 2016
Published online
25 April 2016

H/t Greenie Watch

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a ‘hockey stick’ graph to look forward to …

Forests, with tremendous 60 odd years of increased growth, spread’s through the Tibetan Plateau. Warmer weather combined with fertilizing with more CO2 has brought astonishing growth to forests everywhere since 1960.

A Brief History of Tree Growth in Tibetan Plateau Alpine Forests

Paper Reviewed
Silva, L.C.R., Sun, G., Zhu-Barker, X., Liang, Q., Wu, N. and Horwath, W.R. 2016. Tree growth acceleration and expansion of alpine forests: The synergistic effect of atmospheric and edaphic change. Science Advances 2: e1501302.

Introducing their work, Silva et al. (2016) report that “in some alpine ecosystems, the combined effect of climate warming and rising CO2 levels has been shown to enhance the productivity of dominant trees (Jacoby et al., 1996; Korner, 2012; Salzer et al., 2009), which could lead to forest expansion.” Working on the eastern side of the Tibetan Plateau, the team of two U.S. scientists and four Chinese researchers thus set out to investigate this phenomenon and the mechanisms driving it. More specifically, they “sampled dominant Abies faxoniana trees and combined dendrochronological and isotopic measurements to examine changes in tree growth, resource use, and time of establishment over the past ~250 years.” And what did that work reveal?

As illustrated in Figure 1, Silva et al. report that the dendrochronological analyses showed steady increases in tree growth since the early 1900s that intensified during the 1930s and 1960s, reaching “unprecedented levels” during the past few decades in which “annual growth increments were 5 to 10 times higher than those documented in the 19th century.” As for the cause of this incredible growth, the six scientists report that their “measurements of stable isotopes (carbon, oxygen, and nitrogen) in tree rings indicate that tree growth has been stimulated by the synergistic effect of rising atmospheric CO2 and a warming-induced increase in water and nutrient availability from thawing permafrost.” And this great greening of the earth continues unabated.


Figure 1. Average growth of trees sampled in old growth forests (black), forest border (red), forest patches (blue), and isolated trees (green). Shaded areas represent SEs. Calculations revealing the average growth rates from the slopes of linear regressions (P < 0.001) of basal area increments over time are also shown. Adapted from Silva et al. (2016).

References
Jacoby, G.C., D’Arrigo, R.D. and Davaajamts, T. 1996. Mongolian tree rings and 20th-century warming. Science 273: 771-773.

Korner, C. 2012. Alpine Treelines; Functional Ecology of the Global High Elevation Tree Limits. Springer, Basel, p. 220.

Salzer, M.W., Hughes, M.K., Bunn, A.G. and Kipfmueller, K.F. 2009. Recent unprecedented tree-ring growth in bristlecone pine at the highest elevations and possible causes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science U.S.A. 106: 20,348-20,353.

Global warming is good for the environment, it may soon end.

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the boycott anti-boycotters commercial revolution …

Kelloggs are losers, after name-calling half of their customers, then Nordstrom dropped Ivanka Trumps clothing line. Nordstrom chose the rioters and vandal’s threats over that of many of their best customers. The Ivanka clothing line quickly reaches NO1 clothing line on Amazon. Accounts are being closed and those offended spend big in other stores.

This is just a couple of the poor decisions that a few big Companies have made, bringing progressive politics into the boardroom. Alienate half of your customers is a good business decision?

Glenn Reynold’s:

REVENGE OF THE TRUMP WOMEN: Suburban women ditch Nordstrom and go on a cash-waving rampage to support Ivanka Trump.

A viral video shows a group of women storming into a Nordstrom to cancel their accounts in response to the retailer’s decision to stop selling Ivanka Trump’s fashion brand, promising to shop at Dillard’s instead.

On Wednesday, Laurie Ray posted a video on Facebook of herself and seven other women — some wearing shirts with photos of President Donald Trump that say “Haters Gonna Hate” — walking into a Nordstrom in Chandler, Arizona, with handfuls of cash to cancel their accounts, The Daily Mail reported.

“I’ve been shopping at Nordstrom for 30 years,” one woman in the video says, speaking into a telephone. “Because of your decision to drop Ivanka Trump, I will no longer shop at your store, nor will my husband or our nine children or our eight grandchildren.”

Instead, the women say they are “headed to Dillard’s to buy all kinds of stuff.” Dillard’s continues to sell Ivanka’s brand.

Smart move. It’s on Amazon, too!

Boycotts occasionally work, but mostly the boycotters end up losing over the boycotted.

Granola, and Sanitarium’s Weet-Bix are the biggest winners from Kellogg’s loss. Got to keep the fibres up and stay regular, progressives! You can get get your Healthy Granola Recipe – Cookie and Kate

Cranberry Orange Granola Bars · Triple Coconut Granola

Cookie and Kates:

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Update from Instapundit: The mainstream media have lost half of their readers over the past 16 years, first there was BDS, Bush Derangement Syndrome, and now PTSD, President Trump Success Disorder. President Trump, still winning. Now that’s a winning boycott for the Trump Train. Another business fail for Media Companys.

Update: Trump, again.

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CO2, an irrigation farmer’s delight …

More timely benefits of increased CO2, from co2science.

In a timely and most interesting paper, Deryng et al. (2016) report that rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations are expected by many to enhance photosynthesis and reduce crop water use,” but they write that “there is high uncertainty about the global implications of these effects for future crop production and agricultural water requirements under [projected] climate change.” Thus, they go on to combine the results obtained for networks of field experiments and global crop models in order to derive a global perspective on crop water productivity (CWP) — which is the ratio of crop yield to evapotranspiration — for wheat, maize, rice and soybeans under elevated CO2 and the associated climate change that is typically projected for a high-end greenhouse-gas emissions scenario. And what did they learn by so doing?

This exercise suggested, as the sixteen scientists report, that “the projected increase in the air’s CO2 concentration would likely increase global CWP by 10-27% by the 2080s, with particularly large increases in arid regions (by up to 48%, for example, in the case of rain-fed wheat).” And they add that “if realized in the fields,” the effects of elevated CO2 could considerably mitigate global yield losses while reducing agricultural consumptive water use by 4-17%.

In closing, the four US and twelve European researchers write that their findings “quantify the importance of CO2 effects on potential water savings and, in so doing, highlight key limitations of global hydrological models that do not consider effects of CO2 on evapotranspiration.” And, therefore, they further state that their results “demonstrate the need to expand field experiments and encourage greater consistency in modelling the effects of rising CO2 across crop and hydrological modelling communities,” which efforts would likely suggest potentially positive outcomes.

(My bold) Paper Reviewed
Deryng, D., Elliott, J., Folberth, C., Muller, C., Pugh, T.A.M., Boote, K.J., Conway, D., Ruane, A.C., Gerten, D., Jones, J.W., Khabarov, N., Olin, S., Schaphoff, S., Schmid, E., Yang, H. and Rosenzweig, C. 2016. Regional disparities in the beneficial effects of rising CO2 concentrations on crop water productivity. Nature Climate Change 6: 786-790.

Rainfall has been amazing across Australia for a decade now, ever since ‘climate activist’, Tim Flannery, declared Australia’s new permanent drought in 2007. So, this information is useful for the next drought period.

How Four Plant Species of Australia Respond to Declining Rainfall (10 February 2017)
It is believed by many that a decline in rainfall must ultimately drive various plant species from regions where they currently are found. But such may not always be the case. In fact, it may well be the exception

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Ord River irrigation channel

Glassy-eyed” Leftists are hell-bent on destroying productivity with their insane carbon policies.

Update. Somebody should tell them, CO2 is not pollution, but a highly beneficial molecule that benefits us all. Oh, wait, they’ve already been told!

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global warming caused … false prophecies and record crops

The result is in. Global warming causes record crops. Australia’s crop harvest trashes past records, despite widespread frost damage in many areas of Western Australia.

Australia’s winter wheat crop looks set to be the largest ever recorded

It’s been a record-breaking winter season for Australian grain producers with the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) sharply revising its production estimates for wheat, barley, canola and chickpeas higher in its latest Australian crop report, released on Tuesday.

ABARES estimates that total Australian winter crop production increased by a mammoth 49% in 2016–17 to 58.9 million tonnes, some 12 higher than the previous estimate offered in December.

“The revision was the result of yields being higher than anticipated and reaching unprecedented levels in most regions,” it said, adding “generally favourable seasonal conditions pushed national winter crop production to a new record high”.

By crop, ABARES said wheat production is estimated to have increased by 45% to a record high of 35.1 million tonnes. Barley production was up even more, jumping by 56% to 13.4 million tonnes, again a record high.

Canola production rose by 41% to 4.1 million tonnes, equalling the record of 2012–13, while chickpea production increased by 40% to 1.4 million tonnes, again a record high.

A record breaking season for Australia’s major crops, and one that bodes well for agricultural output in Australian GDP.

This table shows the estimated production levels for 2016/17, comparing the results to those seen in the previous two years:

Dr John Day at Greenie Watch adds “Looks like the food shortages that Greenies are always predicting will have to be postponed once again.  From Malthus to Hitler to Paul Ehrlich to the New York Times the false prophecies never cease.”

Update, The people have been duped.

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brutally cold …

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I bet people in Europe now wish that they hadn’t listened to the Green Blob, as they face shortages of power and heating during another brutal winter.

Over-reliance on green energy and freezing winter weather triggered serious power shortages across Europe.

European Union nations, including Greece and Hungary, hoarded power due to the cold winter weather. That hoarding triggered shortages that cut off electricity to tens of thousands of homes and sent power prices soaring to record levels […]

Can’t laugh too much because if Labor wins the WA state election next month, we could see WA going down the energy tubes like all other Labor run states.

Some global warming is welcome here, where -50C seems the norm.

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