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March 27, 2014

IPCC admits: No evidence climate change has led to even a single species becoming extinct

Filed under: AGW is a Cult,Polar Bears — sunshinehours1 @ 2:36 PM
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Finally!!! Everytime I argue with members of the AGW Cult they claim we are in the midst of a “great extinction”. I ask them to name 10 species. When they can’t name any, I ask for 5. They usually come up with one animal that has been hunted to extinction (which is horrible, but not AGW)

Old Prediction:

“Global warming is said to be threatening thousands of animal and plant species with extinction. That, at least, is what the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been predicting for years.”

New Confession:

 IPCC admits that there is no evidence climate change has led to even a single species becoming extinct thus far.”

Polar Bears Are Doing Fine:

“At most, the draft report says, climate change may have played a role in the disappearance of a few amphibians, fresh water fish and mollusks. Yet even the icons of catastrophic global warming, the polar bears, are doing surprisingly well. Their population has remained stable despite the shrinking of the Arctic ice cap.”

Models Suck:

“”There is very little confidence that models currently predict extinction risk accurately,” the report notes. Very low extinction rates despite considerable climate variability during past hundreds of thousands of years have led to concern that “forecasts for very high extinction rates due entirely to climate change may be overestimated.””

 

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/new-un-climate-report-casts-doubt-on-earlier-extinction-predictions-a-960569.html

 

(h/t Small Dead Animals)

March 23, 2014

Biofuels do more harm than good, UN warns

Filed under: Biofuels,Clean Air,CO2,Mockery,Morons — sunshinehours1 @ 7:03 AM
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Haven’t the “deniers” been saying this for a long time? Biofuels are a cruel joke on the poor. Driving up food prices and creating more CO2.

“The United Nations will officially warn that growing crops to make “green” biofuel harms the environment and drives up food prices, The Telegraph can disclose.

A leaked draft of a UN report condemns the widespread use of biofuels made from crops as a replacement for petrol and diesel. It says that biofuels, rather than combating the effects of global warming, could make them worse.

The draft report represents a dramatic about-turn for the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).”

Billions squandered by idiots.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/energy/10716756/Biofuels-do-more-harm-than-good-UN-warns.html

 

March 5, 2014

Canada February 2014 – Monthly Mean Temperature Anomalies Mapped

Filed under: Canada,Environment Canada Data — sunshinehours1 @ 10:43 AM
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I have mapped the February 2014 mean temperature anomalies in the Environment Canada monthly summaries that have “normals”. The anomalies are calculated from selected stations based on the 1971-2000 average.

The size if the dot represents the size of the anomaly. The 5C black dot in the top left hand corner represents 5C difference from “normal”. Red dots are warmer than normal. Blue are cooler. And Green are 0.

Most of the prairies averaged 5C or more below “normal”. Click for bigger.

EC Canada Mean Temp Anomaly February 2014

 

February 11, 2014

Canada January 2014 – Monthly Anomalies Mapped

Filed under: Canada,Environment Canada Data — sunshinehours1 @ 5:54 PM
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I have mapped the January 2014 anomalies in the Environment Canada monthly summaries that have “normals”. The anomalies are calculated from selected stations based on the 1971-2000 average.

The size if the dot represents the size of the anomaly. The 5C black dot in the top left hand corner represents 5C difference from “normal”. Red dots are warmer than normal. Blue are cooler. And Green are 0.

Not much sign of the Polar Vortex in BC and Alberta for January. A big change from December.

EC MonthlyNormalsTemperature2014-01

February 6, 2014

Canada 1930- Monthly Anomalies Mapped

Filed under: Canada,Environment Canada Data — sunshinehours1 @ 4:29 AM
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Yesterday I mapped the anomalies for 2013 using the Environment Canada monthly summaries that have “normals”. The anomalies are calculated from selected stations based on the 1971-2000 average.

Today I thought … why not 1930. I picked 1930 because I know the dustbowl occurred in the 1930s. So I assumed it would be warm at times. Remember, this is the anomaly from the 1971-2000 averages. It started out cold, but December was 3.21C warmer!

An example of the effect of the dustbowl. “In 1928, the net Farming income was $363 million; by 1933, it dropped to $11 million; and by 1937, two-thirds of the farm population of Saskatchewan was destitute.”

Click for a bigger version. (The black dot in the top left corner represents a 5C difference. Red = hotter than 1971-2000. Blue = colder.

MonthlyNormals_1930

February 5, 2014

Canada 2013 – Monthly Anomalies Mapped

Filed under: Canada,Environment Canada Data — sunshinehours1 @ 7:13 AM
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I have mapped the anomalies in the Environment Canada monthly summaries that have “normals”. The anomalies are calculated from selected stations based on the 1971-2000 average.

The 5C black dot in the top left hand corner represents 5C difference from “normal”. Red dots are warmer than normal. Blue are cooler. And Green are 0.

April was cold. December ended up very cold across the country.

There is an animated gif at the top showing all months of 2013. You may have to refresh this page or click on the gif to get the full effect.

MonthlyNormals_2013

EC MonthlyNormals 2013-01
EC MonthlyNormals 2013-02
EC MonthlyNormals 2013-03
EC MonthlyNormals 2013-04
EC MonthlyNormals 2013-05
EC MonthlyNormals 2013-06
EC MonthlyNormals 2013-07
EC MonthlyNormals 2013-08
EC MonthlyNormals 2013-09
EC MonthlyNormals 2013-10
EC MonthlyNormals 2013-11
EC MonthlyNormals 2013-12

November 17, 2013

50th Daily Record in a Row for Antarctic Sea Ice Extent (and 104th in total)

Filed under: Antarctic Sea Ice — sunshinehours1 @ 7:33 AM
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November 16th 2013 (Day 320) saw the 50th Daily Record for Antarctic Sea Ice Extent in a row! It was also the 104th daily record for 2013.

I thought this graph would show 2013 below the 2010 line, but melting slowed from 150,000 sq km per day to 80,000 sq km and then 20,000 sq km per day in the last 2 days.

Antarctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2013_Day_320_1981-2010

Year No of Records
2008 123
2013 104
2010 92
2007 21
2009 8
2012 8
2000 4
2004 3
1979 2
2006 1

November 14, 2013

47th Daily Record in a Row for Antarctic Sea Ice Extent (and 101st in total)

Filed under: Antarctic Sea Ice — sunshinehours1 @ 7:19 AM
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November 13th 2013 (Day 317) saw the 47th Daily Record for Antarctic Sea Ice Extent in a row! It was also the 101st daily record for 2013.

I see potential for 2 or 3 more daily records before the upcoming stretch of 2010 daily records.

Antarctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2013_Day_317_1981-2010

 

October 19, 2013

21st Daily Record in a Row for Antarctic Sea Ice Extent (and 75th in total)

Filed under: Antarctic Sea Ice — sunshinehours1 @ 12:38 PM
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October 18th  (Day 291) saw the 21st Daily Record for Antarctic Sea Ice Extent in a row! It was also the 75th daily record for 2013.

Year No of Daily Records
2008 125
2010 107
2013 75
2007 21
2006 8
2009 8
2012 8
2000 4
2004 3
2005 3
1979 2
1998 2

There are only 73 days left in the year so I’m not sure if 2013 can set a record for most daily records. It has a chance at coming 2nd. And considering how far above the previous years records (400,000 sq km) anything could happen.

Click graph for bigger. Data is here.

Antarctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2013_Day_291_1981-2010

September 28, 2013

Antarctica Sea Ice Extent 3rd Highest of All-Time on Sept 27 2013

Filed under: Antarctic Sea Ice — sunshinehours1 @ 7:18 AM
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Antarctica Sea Ice Extent took an unexpected 50,000 sq km jump yesterday. It was the 3rd highest extent of all-time.

The top 5 Antarctic Sea Ice Extents of all-time all occurred since Sept 14th 2013.  10 out of the top 15 were in 2013. The remaining 5 occurred in 2012.

2013 has also set 55 daily records.

Click graph for bigger. Data is here.

 

Antarctic Ice Loss or Gain Last 150 Days (Up To Day 270 ) Antarctic_Sea_Ice_Extent_Zoomed_2013_Day_270_1981-2010

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