“(Reuters) – The population of moose in northeastern Minnesota dropped by 35 percent since last year, prompting state officials to cancel this year’s fall hunt and conservationists to blame warming temperatures for the massive creature’s decline.”
“Doug Inkley, a wildlife biologist and senior scientist at the National Wildlife Federation, said climate change is a factor.”
“MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Scientists are trying to figure out why the moose population in Minnesota has gone down as much as 65 percent.
The answers aren’t good news.
The Minnesota DNR captured 49 moose calves and fitted them with GPS transmitter collars. Days after finishing their work, 22 of the newborn moose had already died.
The DNR said most were killed by bears and wolves.”
73 out of 73 Climate Models Suck. Read about it Roy Spencer’s Blog.
Following image is borrowed from his blog.
HADCRUT4 is now at its 3rd iteration. It started with version 184.108.40.206 and then version 220.127.116.11 come out. As of the latest data it is at 18.104.22.168.
I thought I would compare them. Here is the difference between them ( 22.214.171.124 monthly anomaly minus 126.96.36.199 monthly anomaly).
If the bar is red, the newest HADCRUT4 is warmer. If blue, then the newest data is cooler.
This is the data from 1950 on. Note that the values are pretty low and relatively evenly divided between blue and red.
Until 1997. Then the values are a little larger (still relatively small). And almost all red.
They are warming the most recent temperatures again! Give them a few years and the pause will disappear.
Click to make bigger.
Arctic Sea Ice Extent 2013 is only 4th lowest so far using the mean up to this day in each year.
And the anomaly is half the 2006 anomaly.
We are saved!
||Anomaly (sq km)
(daily data from here)
The big green con continues in Europe. While the USA is burning more and more clean natural gas, Europe is burning more wood!
“Which source of renewable energy is most important to the European Union?
Solar power, perhaps? (Europe has three-quarters of the world’s total installed capacity of solar photovoltaic energy.)
Or wind? (Germany trebled its wind-power capacity in the past decade.) The answer is neither.
By far the largest so-called renewable fuel used in Europe is wood.
In its various forms, from sticks to pellets to sawdust, wood (or to use its fashionable name, biomass)
accounts for about half of Europe’s renewable-energy consumption.
In some countries, such as Poland and Finland, wood meets more than 80% of renewable-energy demand.
Even in Germany, home of the Energiewende (energy transformation) which has poured huge subsidies
into wind and solar power, 38% of non-fossil fuel consumption comes from the stuff.”
Understatement of the Decade.
“I just think they don’t understand the climate,” he said of climatologists. “Their computer models are full of fudge factors.”
“The models are extremely oversimplified,” he said. “They don’t represent the clouds in detail at all. They simply use a fudge factor to represent the clouds.”
“There are people who just need a cause that’s bigger than themselves,” said Happer. “Then they can feel virtuous and say other people are not virtuous.”
That reminds of the joke Judith Curry deleted from her blog the other day:
Q: Why did god invent phrenologists?
A: So climate scientists would have a profession to look down upon.
I knew it. I tell people this. And they insist it isn’t true.
“Millions of tons of household rubbish painstakingly sorted by families for recycling is being dumped abroad.
Whitehall has admitted that waste from recycling bins is being shipped to countries including China, India and Indonesia, where much of it ends up in landfill.
In papers published by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, ministers concede that what happens to the 12 million tons of ‘green’ waste shipped abroad every year is largely beyond their control.”
‘Most people believe their rubbish is recycled in this country.
Now it turns out there are container ships coming here from China filled with televisions and computers … and going home stacked with containers filled with our recycled rubbish.
That is shameful.’
Some blogger named David Appell was sounding the AGW alarm yesterday (for the millionth time I think) about dangerous Arctic Greening.
I did a post about how it has warmed in the past in the Arctic here.
I noted that temperatures dropped 1.8C from the 40s to the 1960s in that post and then it warmed again to about 1.2C warmer than 1940s.
Thats about 2F over 70 years.
But I just can’t get past the insanity of his post. He is claiming temperatures will rise 20F.
“The paper says climate models predict the shift will be 20° more by the end of the century. That’s about 1400 miles.
Denver will move to Mexico City. Saskatchewan will move to Houston. Fairbanks, Alaska will move to Portland, Oregon, and Portland will move somewhere equivalent to Miami’s latitude. “
Maybe Quack Soup would be a better title for his blog?
It’s only fair …
“LOS ANGELES – A U.S. conversation group has sued the federal government over its approval of a major solar power plant in the California desert, the latest in a string of challenges to the nation’s renewable energy goals from the environmental community.
According to court papers, the non-profit Western Watersheds Project alleged U.S. regulators approved Brightsource Energy’s 370-megawatt Ivanpah solar energy plant without conducting adequate environmental reviews, and asked the court to order the defendants to withdraw their approvals.”
“”In an ill-conceived rush to accommodate massive renewable energy projects … the federal defendants precipitously approved unnecessarily destructive energy development of the California Desert Conservation Area without first conducting adequate environmental reviews.The complaint said the project’s approval process failed to analyze and mitigate the Ivanpah plant’s impact on migratory birds, the desert tortoise, which is a threatened species under federal law, desert bighorn sheep, groundwater resources and rare plants.“”
Now that 2013 Antarctic Sea Ice Extent has broken the 8th daily record, I thought I would post the updated scoreboard.
2013 has a long, long way to go to break 2010s totals or 2008. If there were scientists at NSIDC and the MSM instead of propagandists 2008 and 2010 would have made great stories.
Don’t 1998, 1980 and 1979 look so lonely at the bottom of the list?
||No of Records