There are now so many, these few examples of phony climate science are just this weekend’s exposure: IMAGINE PAYING THIS BLOKE $180,000
That.s every year for 2/3 days a week. A great scam if you can get away with it.
Flannery’s solution, proposed immediately following his no-ice prediction:
Sometimes we actually cut off a leg to save the patient, and in this case, we may need to inject sulphur into the stratosphere to cool our planet. It’s going to change the colour of our sky, it’s going to change the amount of sunlight we get; but we may need to do it to buy ourselves a bit of time. Unfortunately we have foot-dragged for so long that we are now in a position where those very unpalatable remedies may have to be resorted to, even if they are dangerous.
People actually took this seriously, back in the day.
Dr Fred Singer uncovers the hype. Andrew Bolt:
Professor Fred Singer, founding director of the US Weather Satellite Service and former vice chair of the US National Advisory Committee on Oceans & Atmosphere, says there are plenty of reasons to doubt a controversial claim by the National Climate Data Center that the pause in global warming is just a result of errors in its data:
Not surprisingly, they used the surface temperature record, with its well-known problems. Not only that, but a look at the detailed NCDC evidence shows that much depends on polar temperatures — which are mostly guessed at, for lack of good observations. If one uses the (truly global) satellite data, analyzed either by UAH or by RSS, the pause is still there, starting around 2003 [see Figure; it shows a sudden step increase around 2001, not caused by GH gases].
Not only that, but the same satellite data show no warming trend from 1979 to 2000 – ignoring, of course, the exceptional super-El-Nino year of 1998. This finding is confirmed by other, independent instrumental data — and also by (non-instrumental) proxy records (from tree rings, ice cores, lake sediments)….
IPCC-4  and IPCC-5  both present claims for anthropogenic global warming (AGW) that are based mainly on reported surface warming from 1979 to 2000. In the absence of such a warming trend, the IPCC claims become invalid; there would be no human-caused greenhouse warming in the 20th century – and certainly not earlier.
It is worthwhile, therefore, to re-examine carefully the absence of warming in the last two decades of the 20th century.
The satellite results of near-zero warming trend are fully backed by radiosonde data from balloon flights — notwithstanding spurious claims by Santer et al [in Int’l J of Climatology 2008; see full discussion by Singer in Energy&Envir 2013]….
Sea-surface temperatures (SST) show only a slight warming – as do night-time marine air temperatures (NMAT), assembled by the Hadley group. Data on ocean heat content before 2000 are spotty and not very useful….
Proxy data of various types, assembled by Fredrik Ljungqvist in Sweden, and independently by NOAA scientist David Anderson, generally show no warming…
A quick word about the observed (and genuine) warming interval 1910-40. It can be seen not only in surface thermometers at weather stations, temperature records from ships, but in all published proxy records… It is generally agreed, however – including by IPCC –that this warming is of natural origin and not from GH gases.
Thus there is no evidence whatsoever of any GH warming from human-released CO2 — during the whole of the 20th century or earlier.
Nick Cater, writing in a column of The Australian:
Take Matthew England, an expert on global warming, who on the eve of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference in December 2009 warned that the Antarctic was “losing ice at an alarmingly fast rate.”…
Five-and-a-half years later the continent remains stubbornly frozen. The sea-ice record has been broken for the third year running…
England and his colleagues believe they have an explanation. Greenhouse gas has changed the wind pattern and Antarctica is stealing Australia’s rain, claims Robert Mulvaney, a co-author with England of a report on the subject last year. “As greenhouse gases continue to rise we’ll get fewer storms chased up into Australia,” Mulvaney claimed.
Yet when storms hit NSW in April, England saw a sign of things to come. “All around the world we’re seeing the return period of storms, heatwaves … the return periods are shortening,” he said.
“It’s consistent with what we’re seeing with global warming.”
It’s on the strength of this unsettled science that Australia and other nations are being asked to channel a trillion dollars a decade to the developing world and cut greenhouse gas emissions by up to 70 per cent. By agreeing to these measures at a conference in Paris later this year, the theory goes, we can limit this century’s rise in global temperature to 2C.
As we know, however, the guesstimate is a fickle friend. For two-and-a-half decades, the planet has been defying the experts’ expectations. At the 1988 Toronto conference experts warned temperatures would rise by between 1.5C and 4.5C by 2050. With 27 years gone and 35 to go the rise is barely a quarter of a degree… [G]lobal temperatures have levelled over the past 15 years, a hiatus the IPCC did not predict and cannot explain. Yet the catastrophism will not abate….
We have reached a global warming paradox. “The science is weak but the idea is strong,” writes Darwall.
Warmist scientists who seem to be the most surprised of all, find low pH is a boon for coral growth and variety:
The latest warming scare about the Great Barrier Reef seems as phoney as the last few. As Jo Nova notes, coral isn’t actually being wiped out as the seas become “more acidic”:
The researchers at Woods Hole have spent four years doing a comprehensive study at Palau Rock Islands in the far Western Pacific, where pH levels are naturally “more acidic” (which is big-government speak for less alkaline). Because of laboratory experiments Barkley et al  expected to find all kinds of detrimental effects, but instead found a diverse healthy system they describe as “thriving” with “greater coral cover” and more “species”.
A new study led by scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) found that the coral reefs there seem to be defying the odds, showing none of the predicted responses to low pH except for an increase in bioerosion — the physical breakdown of coral skeletons by boring organisms such as mollusks and worms…‘Based on lab experiments and studies of other naturally low pH reef systems, this is the opposite of what we expected,’ says lead author Hannah Barkley, a graduate student in the WHOI-MIT joint program in oceanography….
‘Surprisingly, in Palau where the pH is lowest, we see a coral community that hosts more species, and has greater coral cover than in the sites where pH is normal,’ says Anne Cohen, a co-author on the study and Barkley’s advisor at WHOI. ‘That’s not to say the coral community is thriving because of it, rather it is thriving despite the low pH, and we need to understand how.’
Now, about the renewable energy bulldust, that’s already been exposed numerous times as a scam. That makes it doubly worse, because it was tied to the warming scam. More later.
Update, I haven’t read this one yet, but along the same lines, it will be worth checking considering the source:
Yes, the warmists tried to hide the Roman warm period, the Medieval Warming, they warmed the little ice age, then cooled the 1930/40 warming era.
Now they are trying to cook the 21st Century, but we are on to them. The IPCC has become to science what FIFA is to soccer (Time to axe both)
You don’t need a science degree to see how weak the evidence is. […]
The updates keep coming: Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past – Environment – The Independent
Fifteen years ago, climate experts said that snow is a thing of the past. Since then, Northern Hemisphere snow cover has soared to record levels.
Rutgers University Climate Lab :: Global Snow Lab
What this tells us is that cold air is intruding further south during the snow season. It also tells us that Tom Karl at NOAA is lying about global temperatures.