Shelley Rose, ADL Southeast Interim Regional Director issued the following statement:
University of Alabama-Huntsville Professor Roy Spencer’s analogy of proponents of global warming to Nazis is outrageous and deeply offensive. This analogy is just the latest example of a troubling epidemic of comparisons to Hitler and the Holocaust.
I say that the above comment would make any normal person feel dirty for having read it, and not least because it was carefully pruned to remove what Roy actually said.
But much more importantly signifies an impending war on climate skepticism. Preparations have passed the planning stage and this action by ADL is the first salvo of the war.
Be aware that the comment is not some naive faux-pas, even though it may eventually be withdrawn, it is the enemy prodding its adversary. It follows on from some recent battle cries that originated from more sinister organisations. Needless to say, there are some very dodgy groups pulling strings in the background and they are stoking up a climate of fear. They intend to use intimidation, persecution and acts of law to silence skeptics.
The war has just ratcheted up from blog banter and jousting to something extremely distasteful that everyone should be seriously concerned about. It’s high time the skeptical blogosphere got it’s act together and acknowledged exactly what it is fighting.
As we all know, the climate never changed until Al Gore decided. So in this episode we take a look back at Al Gore’s invention of climate change and its prestigious inauguration.
It was in 1990 that Al decided to invent climate change, don’t confuse this with weather, that was invented by Michael Fish a year or two before. Previously Al had been bumming around the USA like any other college kid, his big break came when he substituted for Jimi Hendrix at the Woodstock festival in 1969. Al slipped into Jimi’s costume and with a bit of face makeup nobody noticed the difference. He did a very plausible rendition of ‘Star Spangled Banner’, just a few bum notes, but somewhere between Star Spangled Banner and ‘Purple Haze’ Al flipped into a meditative trance and invented the internet. He knew instinctively that it would be called ‘the information superhighway’, a catchy name that has stuck to this day, but more importantly it would revolutionise life on earth and who knows, maybe earn a few bucks. But first, Al would have to develop telekinetic powers to transfer this idea into the mind of a scientist. But at the back of his mind, his first instinct was with the American people, he would use his x-powers to oversee the Apollo space program first and then later maybe persuade Gorbachev to end the cold war. So the internet was put on hold even though vivid images of twitter, skype and whatsapp were still flashing through his mind. Al could see the future. He foresaw his first part-time job as vice-president in 1992 and knew he would have to turn his attention to the climate apocalypse before he started work.
Like all good promotional teams, Al had good people working in the background like Maurice Strong for example, these people unselfishly slave away without any of the fame. Things started to fall into place in 1990 while Al was away trying to create a world government and hypnotise other world leaders with ideas to reduce third world populations, the BBC decided to do a pilot series on BBC2 based on some of Al’s ideas. These were the days when the climate offically started to change, and who can forget the propaganda comedy of that decade. I remember the kids waking up frightened in the middle of the night and having to explain to them that they’ve only had a ‘climate model’, they’re not real, they’re just projections in the outer reaches of some imbecile’s fevered imagination. And who can forget their children coming home from school wanting to save the planet, wanting daddy to drop the little rascals off at school in the car and then go back home to get the cycle to go to work in eleven inches of snow.
Al played on and with his super x-powers still intact, foresaw the creation and collapse of the carbon markets and miraculously got his money in and out just in time. Now al has unleashed his acolytes upon the world and how they entertain us. Maybe Al’s work has finished. He still makes the occasional cameo appearance at climate alarm festivals but retirement is on the horizon. It’s a shame, he deserves a lot of credit but before he signs off he should clarify once and for all if it were he who played the guitar solo on the studio version of ‘Hotel California’.
The thermohaline circulation, also described as the ‘great ocean conveyor’ is one of the most significant control knobs of the climate system.
You’ll all be familiar with Mercator projections, the maps that make Greenland look five times the size it really is. Well the Mercator has fallen from grace but Mercator hybrids are still used and come in useful if you’re trying to exaggerate warmth in the Arctic.
Below we see one situation, same data, two graphics. NASA offer free software to produce the second graphic but they prefer to use the first graphic.
Ideally this subject is best covered by Tallbloke’s Talkshop.
First of all, this is not a theory – just a collection of observations in support of the novel idea that the Sun plays a key role in Earth’s climates, not only by means of irradiance but also by variations of magnetic flux.
The Earth has its own magnetic field commonly described as a dipole with north and south poles and associated magnetic fields reaching out into the Magnetosphere. The Magnetosphere is more than twice the size of the planet but compressed at the equator on the sun-facing aspect of the planet giving maximum protection at the equator. The north and south magnetic fields reach further out and are influenced greatly by solar activity, allowing the Sun to modulate them.
This affects polar weather and the underlying high and low pressure vortices suffer maximum perturbation at times of intense Solar activity. Both poles are dominated by high pressure zones surrounded by low pressure vortices (the circumpolar trough). Chaotic changes are normal but increased at times of high solar activity. The first graphic shows a progression from order to chaos over Antarctica, the second graphic shows a typical pattern over the north pole.
The next graphic shows the predominating ocean circulations in the southern hemisphere. Worth noting that these currents are counter-clockwise while the weather systems are clockwise, the question though is do these polar currents control or dominate the whole circulation between the polar regions and the equator.
It’s entirely logical that the equatorial circulation becomes a buffer, the nullifying effect of two counterforces (the doldrums). Protagonism by the polar currents becomes even more likely, despite lesser (planetary) rotational motion they have no opposing forces. If that were the case, changes in geomagnetic energy significantly affect the oceans and by extension the water cycle and by extension the earth’s climatic regions, often referred to as ‘The Climate’.
This blog is in response to ‘Climate due to water-cycle not CO2′ and ‘Solar Magnetic influence on Earth’s atmospheric pressure’. Both are discussed at JoNova.
Solar flares, Sun spots, Mass Coronal Ejections and Geomagnetic storms are all different phenomena, occasional and variable, they do not measure the constant variation of geomagnetic energy.
Las Médulas, Spain, location of one enormous fracking head. The Romans devised a method of extracting minerals by diverting rivers into escarpments. The force of the water eroded away the base of the escarpment until large sections crashed down. In the case of Las Médulas, the whole mountain was removed leaving a collection of small hills in its place. Many of the hills have spectacular tunnels. Las Médulas was Eldorado, the gold was extracted and the Romans moved on to Segovia.
Segovia ‘lapis specularis’
The Romans had an insatiable appetite for gold and silver but another mineral ‘lapis specularis’ was also in demand and they mined it using the same hydraulic fracturing techniques they had used in Las Médulas. Lapis specularis is a crystal that they used to create small window panes, not sheet glass but a composite of crystals glued together. These were a boon to Roman baths and were used to make overhead skylights that helped heat the interior. The Roman fracking head is just outside present day Segovia.
The sample data is skewed by filtering.
If I were to extract data from football reports for ‘broken windows’ I might find there was some trouble after the local derby, that Police made some arrests after one or two windows were broken. I might also find that the Chelsea team bus suffered ‘broken windows’ as it arrived in Manchester.
What I wouldn’t find reported is ‘There was some trouble after the local derby but no windows were broken’ and similarly, ‘The Chelsea team bus arrived in Manchester and there were no broken windows’.
It follows that with Cook’s method (filtering key words) the result would indicate that broken windows accompany every football match. Continue reading