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June 21, 2015

6th Mass Extinction … or … 18,000 new species in 2014

Filed under: Mockery — sunshinehours1 @ 10:45 AM
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The sixth mass extinction on Earth has officially begun according to “scientist” Paul Erlich.

“Since 1500, more than 320 terrestrial vertebrates have become extinct.”

Why did they pick 1500? That predates AGW by at least 250 years.

Paul Erlich has been wrong about everything so far in his life.

“The Population Bomb is a best-selling book written by Stanford University Professor Paul R. Ehrlich and his wife, Anne Ehrlich (who was uncredited), in 1968. It warned of the mass starvation of humans in the 1970s and 1980s due to overpopulation, as well as other major societal upheavals, and advocated immediate action to limit population growth.”

 

An alternative view : 18,000 new species were discovered in 2014.

 

 

May 25, 2015

Nanaimo Tmax from 1947 to 2015

Filed under: AGW is a Cult,Extreme Weather,Mockery,Nanaimo — sunshinehours1 @ 5:13 PM
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Every once in a while I visit the data for the weather station closest to my hometown on the west coast of Canada.

Today I am looking at daily TMAX data  from Nanaimo Airport (1947 – 2015).

1987 was the warmest year (1958 was 2nd warmest FYI) . 1955 was the coldest They are shown as the orange and blue lines.

Here I have graphed all the available data in the style I usually use for Sea Ice data.

2015 is in red. There are gaps because Environment Canada doesn’t seem to care.

Notice that temps can fluctuate by 20C for the same day in different years.

Ponder this … why can we humans (and crops and animals)  adapt to 20C swings but we can’t adapt to a 1C change over 100 years?

Click graph for larger.

NANAIMO_MAXTEMP_Antarctic_Style

Update: I added Tmin
NANAIMO_MINTEMP_Antarctic_Style

May 5, 2015

25ht Anniversary of Global Warming Doom Prediction

Filed under: Mockery,Morons — sunshinehours1 @ 10:58 AM
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Doom!!!! They predicted doom!!!!

San Jose Mercury News (CA)June 30, 1989 – 3F General News

A senior environmental official at the United Nations, Noel Brown, says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the earth by rising sea levels if global warming is not reversed by the year 2000. Coastal flooding and crop failures would create an exodus of “eco-refugees,” threatening political chaos, said Brown, director of the New York office of the U.N. Environment Program. He said governments have a 10-year window of opportunity to solve the greenhouse effect before it goes beyond human…

http://dailycaller.com/2015/05/04/25-years-of-predicting-the-global-warming-tipping-point/

 

 

May 4, 2015

Extreme Weather Alert – Saskatchewan

Filed under: Mockery,Morons — sunshinehours1 @ 9:23 PM
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“The province of Saskatchewan experienced extreme hardship during the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Grasshoppers, hail and drought destroyed millions of acres of wheat. The drought caused massive crop failures, and Saskatchewan became known as a dust bowl.

The term “Dirty Thirties” described the prairies, creating pessimistic perceptions and negative stereotypes about life in Saskatchewan.

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.

Relief costs for the Saskatchewan government escalated to $62 million, which was higher than its total revenues. At least 250,000 people left the prairie provinces between 1931 and 1941.

http://esask.uregina.ca/entry/great_depression.html

 

 

May 3, 2015

BBC: Heatwaves “More Likely” claim is ruined by the data

Filed under: BBC,HADCET,Mockery,Morons — sunshinehours1 @ 11:35 AM
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Paul Homewood discusses BBC claims that Heatwaves are more likely due to climate change. And because 2014 was the “hottest” year.

So I decided to look at the HADCET MAXTEMP data.

Not the average. The maximum.

I then arbitrarily set the heatwave boundary at 25C.

And then calculated the number of days over 25 and the longest stretch (ie Heatwave).

Guess what? 2014 barely ranks. Only 8 days above 25.  1911 had 29! (See large table at bottom for 25C heatwaves)

What if I set the Heatwave definition at 30C? There are only 8 years that have days over 30C.

1976 is the winner. And 1976 was 39 years ago! (Corrected from 30)

The 30C days and temps.

“1976-07-01″ “1976-07-02″ “1976-07-03″ “1976-07-04″ “1976-07-05″ “1976-07-06″ “1976-07-07″
“30.6” “31.8” “33.2” “31.4” “31.4” “31.6” “30.4”

30C Heatwaves

Year Days Longest Heatwave
1976 9 7
1995 5 4
1975 4 2
1906 3 3
1948 3 3
2006 3 2
1923 2 2
1990 2 2

25C Heatwave.

Year Days Longest Heatwave
1976 33 16
1995 33 10
1911 29 4
2006 26 7
1947 25 10
2003 23 10
1949 22 6
1933 21 6
1893 19 6
1921 19 6
1955 19 5
1975 19 8
1983 18 7
1989 18 7
1899 17 4
1887 16 3
1959 16 3
1990 16 4
1997 16 7
2013 16 8
2005 15 5
1884 14 5
1900 14 3
1935 14 4
1999 14 5
2001 13 5
1941 12 3
1878 11 6
1897 11 4
1898 11 5
1934 11 8
1970 11 5
1984 10 5
1901 9 5
1925 9 3
1942 9 4
1982 9 2
1991 9 3
1994 9 3
1996 9 5
2004 9 2
1906 8 5
1929 8 3
1957 8 4
1960 8 3
1969 8 3
1986 8 4
2014 8 5
1896 7 2
1919 7 2
1923 7 3
1944 7 3
1952 7 2
1973 7 4
1886 6 3
1895 6 2
1908 6 3
1914 6 2
1926 6 4
1937 6 2
1940 6 4
1945 6 3
1946 6 5
1961 6 2
2010 6 2
2011 6 3
1881 5 2
1885 5 4
1918 5 3
1930 5 4
1948 5 5
1953 5 2
1977 5 5
1987 5 2
1992 5 2
1998 5 4
2000 5 3
2009 5 4
1891 4 4
1902 4 2
1904 4 2
1912 4 3
1922 4 2
1928 4 2
1932 4 2
1936 4 3
1939 4 4
1943 4 2
1950 4 4
1963 4 2
1968 4 2
2008 4 2
1894 3 2
1905 3 2
1917 3 2
1978 3 2
1980 3 2
1988 3 2
2002 3 2
1880 2 2
1924 2 2
1972 2 2

May 2, 2015

The East Germans Have Successfully Take Over German Climate Policy

Filed under: AGW is a Cult,Coal,Germany,Mockery,Morons — sunshinehours1 @ 11:23 AM
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What was once launched as a – well-intentioned – green energy revolution has now mutated into a giant VEB [i.e. East German state company]. In Gabriel’s system electricity production is no longer determined by demand – as is usual in a market economy. It is not demand that determines supply – but the subsidy billions. Produced is only what wind and solar power and feed-in tariffs expensively allow, not what the public and the economy need – cheap energy. In Gabriel’s national energy system there is an ideological distinction between “good” (green) and “evil” (traditional) energy. Therefore, even profitable and clean gas power plants are switched off – as just happened to Europe’s most modern gas-fired power plant in Irsching. Instead, new subsidy-fed projects are connected to the grid without the necessary network capacity and without the necessary storage technology. For these intermittent power plants, coal power plants have to be kept running as backups, which in turn emit a lot more CO2, which now are also extra-taxed. It all feels like socialist self-perpetuating: this energy revolution cannot be stopped. 

 

http://www.thegwpf.com/the-madness-of-germanys-energy-socialism/

April 30, 2015

Time Magazine: Since the 1940s the mean global temperature has dropped about 2.7° F

Filed under: Mockery,Morons — sunshinehours1 @ 9:31 AM
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Time magazine, June 24, 1974:

As they review the bizarre and unpredictable weather pattern of the past several years, a growing number of scientists are beginning to suspect that many seemingly contradictory meteorological fluctuations are actually part of a global climatic upheaval. However widely the weather varies from place to place and time to time, when meteorologists take an average of temperatures around the globe they find that the atmosphere has been growing gradually cooler for the past three decades. The trend shows no indication of reversing. Climatological Cassandras are becoming increasingly apprehensive, for the weather aberrations are studying may be the harbinger of another ice age.

Telltale signs are everywhere—from the unexpected persistence and thickness of pack ice in the waters around Iceland to the southward migration of a warmth-loving creature like the armadillo from the Midwest. Since the 1940s the mean global temperature has dropped about 2.7° F. Although that figure is at best an estimate, it is supported by other convincing data.

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2015/04/a-global-cooling-reminder.php

Even more from the Wayback Machine:

When Climatologist George J. Kukla of Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory and his wife Helena analyzed satellite weather data for the Northern Hemisphere, they found that the area of the ice and snow cover had suddenly increased by 12% in 1971 and the increase has persisted ever since. Areas of Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic, for example, were once totally free of any snow in summer; now they are covered year round.

March 19, 2015

Global Warming Causes ZERO Tornado / Severe Thunderstorms in March

Filed under: AGW is a Cult,Humor,Mockery,Tornado — sunshinehours1 @ 10:09 AM
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Capture

http://www.spc.noaa.gov/wcm/

February 15, 2015

Whoa! Earth at 58.24F in 2014 was allegedly hotter than Earth at 62.45F in 1997

Filed under: AGW is a Cult,Arctic,Global Temperature,Mockery,Morons — sunshinehours1 @ 8:48 AM
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Whoa!

The global average temperature of 62.45 degrees Fahrenheit for 1997 was the warmest year on record, surpassing the previous record set in 1995 by 0.15 degrees Fahrenheit

The average temperature for the year [2014] was 0.69°C (1.24°F) above the 20th century average of 13.9°C (57.0°F) [ie 58.24F] , beating the previous record warmth of 2010 and 2005 by 0.04°C (0.07°F).

http://tomnelson.blogspot.ca/2015/02/noaa-settled-science-earth-at-5824f-in.html

 

 

February 13, 2015

So-called Scientists Don’t Know The Sun Sets Every Day

Filed under: AGW is a Cult,Global Temperature,Mockery,Morons — sunshinehours1 @ 2:23 PM
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Too stupid to spend much time on it … but so stupid it should be noted.

“The scientists set up infrared heaters over the five meadow plots measuring 30 square metres (322 square feet).

Left to run day and night, the heaters burned through more than 128,462 kilowatt hours of electricity.”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2947796/We-seeing-effects-global-warming-claims-study-used-outdoor-HEATERS-23-YEARS-warm-mountain-meadows.html

 

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