Monbiot: The Climate Crisis has Arrived – but the Media are Keeping it Secret
Moonbat offers us a breathless account of his primordial fears of global climate annihilation.
More after the break.
Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming fails unless data is limited to the period 1850 to present
The Sinkhole – Our Descent into the Next Ice Age
If the data set is extended to the entire Holocene, the data inverts, and there is no evidence that the earth is in a period of alarming warming. To the contrary, the warming appears to be nothing more than a rebound from the third/fourth coldest period during the Holocene.
Rebuttal to the Skeptical Science “Crux of a Core”
The data below is from: Comparing the Kobashi and Alley Central Greenland Temperature Reconstructions
The data is the last 4,000 years temperature, Central Greenland, and the red at the end is with the HadCRUT modern thermometer data appended. The last 4,000 years the Earth has been cooling from the higher temperatures between 8,000 years, and 4,000 before the year 2,000. Also, remember that the last 15 years there has been no warming in the thermometer, or satellite temperature record.
This record shows the profound cooling which has occurred over the past 3,400 years. This cooling resulted in two of the four cold periods during the Holocene, and the modern cooling period, which began in 1,000 and ran to 100 years ago, was the longest by a great margin.
For greater clarity I have included the above graph extending back about 10,000 years. Note, the 8,200 event was the coldest in the Holocene, but the little Ice Age was not much warmer, and it was far longer in duration.
Marcott et al claim of ‘unprecedented’ warming compared to GISP ice core data
This graph simply gives a longer time line to gain a bit more perspective at the expense of detail.
The day before yesterday: when abrupt climate change came to the Chesapeake Bay | NOAA Climate.gov
The game played by the CAGW fear mongers is to truncate the data set to only include the period 1850 to present, and then scream, and rant as if this is an indicator of catastrophe. It is not, it is little more than a rewarming towards the Holocene mean.
After Brexit, Clexit
"A new international organisation aims to prevent ratification of the costly and dangerous Paris global warming treaty which is being promoted by the EU and the present US administration.
CLEXIT” (CLimate Exit) was inspired by the Brexit decision of the British people to withdraw from the increasingly dictatorial grasp of the EU bureaucracy.
Before any real publicity or recruiting, Clexit has attracted over 60 well-informed science, business and economic leaders from 16 countries."
Well, that was quick!
A Warm Period by Any Other Name – The Climatic Optimum
Catastrophic anthropogenic global warming (CAGW) relies upon tiny data sets to work. If the data is expanded beyond about 120 years the argument quickly fails.
The obligatory global warming exploration ship stopped by sea ice thread - Hot Air
Is this some kind of attempt to validate the oppositions position? Every year or so one of these ships sets sail, and each time it becomes mired in ice to thick it needs rescue. Perhaps it's time to leave one as a marker to give the potential followers pause. This is becoming ridiculous.
Religion is a partial or complete world view which relies upon faith, or belief. This is an attempt to show to the adherents of this secular religion that it is indeed veritas. Hahahahahahahahaha!
Job 30:8 "They were children of fools, yea, children of base men: they were viler than the earth."
Students Learn Climate Change Advocacy, Not Climate Science - The John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy
It is not advocacy, but religion.
It is an unreformed religion, one which will be extremely dangerous, and deadly if allowed to flourish. Just as Soviet Socialism, Maoist Socialism, and Naziism were deadly secular religions.
Guardian: Tyrants and War Criminals Demand Climate Action
Dictators, tyrants, autocrats, and genocidal maniacs are butthurt. This may be the only policy where Trump and I agree, and he likely came to the understanding for reasons I would not understand, however, Hillary and I agree on nothing, and her complete lack of integrity, mendaciousness, criminal, and unethical behavior all prevent her from any function in the military chain of command. She not only gets everything wrong, she is unfit to command US military troops.
Already 240 Published Papers In 2016 Alone Show the “97% Climate Consensus” Is A Fantasy
Piffle, there are only 240 papers disputing the IPCC, I'll wait till there are 241. Heh. The alarmist global climate catastrophe continues to whither, which should make the alarmists even shriller. This should make for a fine show, so grab some corn, and beers.
Climate and Human Civilization for the Past 4,000 Years
Global warming looks terrifying if you only look at the last 50 years or so, but if you stretch it back to 4,000, 8,000, or 12,000 years, it suddenly looks like we are attempting to regain average after a serious, if only short term deep freeze. Notice how quickly the temperature rises and falls.
4,000 Year Climate Timeline:
"The Holocene Thermal Optimum ended at different times in different parts of the world, but it had ended everywhere by 4,000 BP (BP here means the number of years before 2000) and the world began to cool. The timeline shown in Figure 1 shows the GISP2 Central Greenland ice core temperature proxies in blue and the HadCRUT 4.4 surface temperature estimates for the same area in red."
The last 4,000 years shows a serious declining trend in temperature. Declining temperatures are much more damaging than are rising temperatures. Cold kills far more human, plant, and animal life than does heat. Excessively low carbon is an existential threat to life on earth, the moderate atmospheric carbon levels we live with today, are a benefit to life, and act as a natural fertilizer for plants, and thereby life. Increasing the atmospheric carbon would be a huge boon to life.
Here is the timeline going back 18,000 years:
Climate and Human Civilization over the last 18,000 years, updated
"The timeline begins at 4,000 BP and it shows steady cooling to the Little Ice Age (roughly 1250 to 1850 AD). It is easy to see that the Roman Warm Period was cooler (at least in Greenland) than the Minoan Warm Period and the Medieval and Modern Warm Periods are cooler than the Roman Warm Period. The Little Ice Age was a horrible time for mankind according to Behringer. Glaciers advanced in the Alps and destroyed homes, it was a time of perpetual war, famines and plagues. Horrible persecutions of Jews and “witches” were common. Society was suffering from the cold and lack of food and they needed to blame someone. They chose Jews and old unmarried women unfortunately. Over 50,000 witches were burned alive. Tens of thousands of Jews were massacred. Not because there was any proof, just because someone had to suffer for the bad climate. Some people, the masses mainly, seem to need to blame someone or humanity’s sins for natural disasters. Behringer notes that in The Little Ice Age: “In a society with no concept of the accidental, there was a tendency to personalize misfortune.”
Today environmental zealots assume that climate change is not only man-made but dangerous. They have no proof of either assertion, of course, but they “believe” with religious fervor in both ideas. Then we see, in Behringer’s book, the following quote from Archbishop Agobard of Lyons (769-840 AD) in his sermon “On Hail and Thunder:”
“In these parts nearly everyone – nobles and common folk, town and country, young and old – believe that human beings can bring about hail and thunder…We have seen and heard how most people are gripped by such nonsense, indeed possessed by such stupidity…"
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There are several lessons to be learned from Behringer’s book and the timeline. First, there is no perfect temperature. Man, even in pre-industrial times, adapted to a variety of temperatures and he has always done better in warm times and worse in cold times. Second, why would anyone want to go back to the pre-industrial climate? The Washington Post says the goal of the Paris Climate Conference was get the world to agree to limit global warming to less than two degrees above pre-industrial temperatures. Pre-industrial times? That’s the Little Ice Age, when it snowed in July, a time of endless war, famine and plague. According to the Greenland ice core proxy data, temperatures 180 years ago were the nearly the coldest seen since the end of the last glacial period 10,000 years ago! Why measure our success in combating anthropogenic warming, if there is any such thing, from such an unusually cold time? It makes no sense, those times were awful."
Agreed, no perfect temperature, but warmer is better, more carbon is better, not just for humans, but for everything. Then again, the past 4,000 years don't seem to show any global warming, they show global cooling, dramatic cooling, pray for warm!
So, ignore the nattering nabobs of CAGW negativity, and learn to love the change.