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April 17, 2014

Could CO2 have lowered the rate of natural warming in the oceans?

As a minor followup to my post “Could CO2 have lowered the rate of natural warming?” lets consider ocean warming.

From 1900 to 1945 oceans were warming at a rate of  0.0116188C per year.

After 1945 oceans were warming at a rate of 0.00654978C per year.

Which means the massive 1945 increase in CO2 after 1945 slowed the  rate of ocean warming by 0.00506902C per year. Which is a drop off 44%.

Could_CO2_SST

Woodfortrees Url is here.

 

 

April 16, 2014

Climate Change Is Damaging Brains (of the Researchers Probably)

Filed under: AGW is a Cult,Humor,Mockery,Morons — sunshinehours1 @ 7:30 AM
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Every once in a while I read the Daily Mail website Today I came across:

Climate change is damaging fish brains and causing them to lose their survival instinct, researchers warn

Immediately all I could think of was:

Climate change is damaging fish brains researchers brains and causing them to lose their minds

So lets get to the key point. They claim fish act bolder when exposed to water with a lower pH level:

There’s no difference between the fish treated with CO2 in the lab in tests for chemical senses versus the fish we caught and tested from the CO2 reef”

Could it be that catching the fish and not killing them causes the fish to act differently?

 

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2605560/Fish-losing-survival-instinct-climate-change-claim-researchers.html

April 15, 2014

Could CO2 have lowered the rate of natural warming?

Filed under: AGW is a Cult,CO2,Humor,Mockery — sunshinehours1 @ 3:03 PM
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Lets say you have a pot of water that is warming, but you can’t see underneath it. There is a thermometer in the pot, and intermittently you write down the temperature.

And at some point some people come up with a theory that suggests a 2nd candle is now adding its energy to the pot of water. So what are you going to do?

Well, one way is to take the temperature data and graph it and calculate the trend before and after the supposed appearance of the 2nd candle. The change in trend is possibly the extra energy added by the 2nd candle.

Of course the analogy is really about CO2. So lets pick say … 1945 as the supposed appearance of the 2nd candle (CO2).

Why 1945? That is when CO2 really took off. Here is the CDIAC data in million metric tons of CO2.

CDIAC-co2

 

And here is the data graphed. 1900 to 1945 in red. And 1945 to 2014 in blue. With trends.  I used Woodfortrees for the graph and here is the url.

Candle_1945_2014

 

So … what are the trends.

1900 to 1945 = 0.0110866C / Year

1945 to 2014 = 0.00954579 / Year

 

I conclude the 2nd candle actually changed the trend downward by 0.00154081C / Year.

Maybe it wasn’t a candle? Maybe it was an ice cube.

I think only conspiracy theorists could come up with a 2nd candle theory when the trend actually went down.

 

 

 

April 10, 2014

Climate Alarmist Backfire: People Buying SUV’s So They Can Cope With ‘Extreme’ Weather

Filed under: AGW is a Cult,Humor,Mockery — sunshinehours1 @ 2:37 PM
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I see that the NY Times isn’t quite as thick as they used to be in this article about climate alarmist tactics backfiring.

“But there is every reason to believe that efforts to raise public concern about climate change by linking it to natural disasters will backfire. More than a decade’s worth of research suggests that fear-based appeals about climate change inspire denial, fatalism and polarization.”

“Some people, the report noted, “are likely to buy an SUV to help them through the erratic weather to come” for example, rather than support fuel-efficiency standards.”

 

April 6, 2014

HADCRUT4 February 2014 – Global Warming?

Filed under: AGW is a Cult,HADCRUT4 — sunshinehours1 @ 12:56 PM
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HadCRUT4 is a gridded dataset of global historical surface temperature anomalies relative to a 1961-1990 reference period.

 

HADCRUT4 Feb 1878 0.403C

HADCRUT4 Feb 2014 0.299C

 

http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/data/temperature/HadCRUT4-gl.dat

 

Global Warming?

 

 

 

April 3, 2014

The Denier Credo

Filed under: AGW is a Cult,Humor,Mockery — sunshinehours1 @ 7:23 AM
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The Denier Credo

 

1) The Earth HAD been warming. And it stopped. And it also warmed from 1909 to 1945 and stopped for almost 35 years and cooled some. And it also warmed to about 1878 and also stopped and then cooled.
2) CO2 acts as a green house gas, and the amount of CO2 is increasing, and has increased a lot since 1998 with no effect on temperature

3) If Humans are causing climate change, it is very selective and tends to coincide with the AMO cycle.

4) This small amount of warming will cause fanatical people to squander trillions of dollars trying to prevent the same warming/cooling that has occurred in the past in a similar form to the AMO. This insane response to natural fluctuation is causing net economic harm and increase human suffering by replacing nuclear and coal power with tree burning power plants (which produce way more CO2) and bird chopping wind turbines and filthy rare earth contaminated solar panels.

5) The natural warming after the Little Ice Age is a good thing.

 

April 2, 2014

Wood-burning power plants emit more pollution per megawatt than coal plants

Filed under: AGW is a Cult,Biofuels,biomass,wood,wood burning — sunshinehours1 @ 4:29 PM
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This is a total tragedy caused by environmentalists who are dangerously stupid.

“Power plants that burn wood to produce electricity emit comparatively more pollution than modern coal-fired power plants, according to a group that advocates tougher rules on the growing biomass-power industry.

The issue is relevant in Kentucky because of a proposed wood-burning power plant near Hazard, called ecoPower Generation, the state’s first.

In a study released early Wednesday, the Massachusetts-based Partnership for Policy Integrity said wood-fired plants are not as clean as advocates claim, putting more carbon dioxide and other pollutants into the atmosphere than coal or natural-gas plants when judged on the ratio of pollution to energy produced.

For example, biomass plants emit nearly 50 percent more carbon dioxide — which traps heat in the atmosphere — per megawatt hour of electricity produced than coal plants, the study concluded. “

“”What emerges from our analysis is a picture of an industry that despite loudly and continually proclaiming itself clean and green, is in many respects still one of the dirtiest corners of the energy industry, an industry where avoidance of pollution restrictions is tolerated, and even encouraged, by state and federal regulators,” the report said.”

Despite industry “standards” that “underestimates hydrochloric acid emissions” the company went ahead and made up their own.

” ecoPower went a step further — that it “invented” its own standards to estimate total emissions of hazardous pollutants. Its level of emissions would have been higher even using the suspect industry standards, the report said”

http://www.kentucky.com/2014/04/02/3174184/report-wood-burning-power-plants.html   (h/t Marc Morano)

March 31, 2014

Climate Change is Omnipresent

Filed under: AGW is a Cult,Humor,Mockery — sunshinehours1 @ 6:55 PM
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The IPCC teaches us that Climate Change is everywhere omnipresent.

In every place on earth Climate Change is present.

Climate Change in the Jungles.

Climate Change is in the Arctic.

Climate Change is in the deep oceans.

Climate Change is on the prairie.

Climate Change is on the highest mountain glaciers.

Climate Change is in the Antarctic.

Climate Change is on the sea surface.

Climate Change is in the forests.

Climate Change is in the clouds and the sun and the earthquakes and volcanoes.

Nothing can elude Climate Change.

Climate Change is God.

ClimateChangeIsGod

 

 

Climate change will impact everything everywhere

Filed under: AGW is a Cult,Humor,Mockery — sunshinehours1 @ 1:35 PM
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According the Australian Broadcasting Corporation:

Climate change will impact everything everywhere

Now that’s a cult for you.

a warming world is already wreaking havoc

 

I was sitting on my neighbors back porch in the sun drinking good coffee and eating fresh baked goods and I thought to myself: “I can’t handle anymore of this havoc being wreaked upon me” and then I realized that if climate change is causing everything, it is also causing nice pleasant warm weather perfect for drinking coffee and relaxing in while fresh baked goods are consumed.

And I do welcome perfect spring days … so I thanked “Climate Change” with a little prayer and asked “Climate Change” to wreak some more havoc. And it did. Yum.

 

Great Bay Wind Project: May Be Biggest Man-Made Killer of Bald Eagles Ever

I hate writing about these stories, but people should know whats going on.

“(Washington, D.C., March 28, 2014) American Bird Conservancy, one of the nation’s leading bird conservation organizations, is calling for a detailed reanalysis of a proposed wind power facility in Maryland that could prove to be the single most deadly project for bald eagles in the Americas. The Great Bay Wind Project is proposed to be located in Somerset County, Maryland, near the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay. “

http://www.abcbirds.org/newsandreports/releases/140328.html

 

The sub headline is: “Proposed Project Outside Washington, DC May Be Biggest Man-Made Killer of Bald Eagles Ever”

Shouldn’t it be: “Washington, DC May Be Biggest Man-Made Killer of Bald Eagles Ever

Wind Farms have a license to kill.

 

(h/t Small Dead Animals – Best Canadian Blog)

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