President Obama says that rising CO2 causes more hurricanes, when in fact the data shows the exact opposite of what he says.
$29 billion of peer-reviewed science appears to be incapable of spending five minutes doing simple analysis with a spreadsheet.
Need another indicator of climate warming in Antarctica? The trio of weather bloggers at Weather Underground report the temperature there likely hit a record-breaking 63.5F (17.5C) Tuesday.
The balmy reading was logged at Argentina’s Esperanza Base, which lies on the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula.
Irrespective of whether the record stands, it fits right into the pattern of rapid climate warming recently observed in the Antarctic Peninsula region. The British Antarctic Survey writes this region has warmed about 5F (2.8 C) in the last 50 years. “[This] makes this the most rapidly warming region in the Southern Hemisphere – comparable to rapidly warming regions of the Arctic,” it notes.
What a total crock from Jason Samenow at the Capital Weather Gang. Temperatures at the Antarctic Peninsula have been declining for 35 years.
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While climate campaigners hope for a big El Nino this year, and wish for more hurricanes to use for ridiculous “poisoned weather” headlines, the reality is that we are in a hurricane drought, not just in the USA, but globally as well.
Hurricane expert Dr. Ryan Maue points out the current situation in one simple and elegant graph which sums up the slump in activity:
5-year running sum of number of global tropical cyclones (1970-2015)
Stuck at 400 — lowest in this 45-year record.
This is backed up by data compiled by Dr. Roger Pielke Jr.:
Meanwhile, it has been a record long drought for Cat3 or greater landfalling hurricanes in the USA. This graph shows the number of days from the last Cat3 Hurricane to make…
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Harold Lewis, Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, ’embraced reality’.
Below, his stunning comment about the “global warming scam” in his letter of resignation to Curtis G. Callan Jr, Princeton University, President of the American Physical Society….
“Global warming is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life”
By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley
» Several members of the American Physical Society have contacted me to ask how they should respond to a tokenistic “consultation” by the Society’s “Panel on Public Affairs” about its proposed amendment to its existing daft “Statement on Climate Change”. They invited me to submit this to WattsUpWithThat for publication as a message to our American cousins. APS members, please send comments on the draft statement to APS before the May 6 deadline. Please copy them to Judith Curry’s website, Climate Etc., which has a thread devoted to the draft statement: http://judithcurry.com/2015/04/20/aps-discussion-thread/.
Climate change is now a political issue. It is not the business of the American Physical Society to take sides and make what amount to partisan political statements, particularly when the activists promoting the APS’ revised “statement on climate change” have taken care to restrict members to one comment each on…
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Satellite temps were all the rage in the 1990’s when it was warming.
Global warming zealots aren’t interested in UAH or RSS (satellite) lower troposphere temperatures anymore, where “global warming” is supposed to be measured.
They are only interested in Urban Heat Island surface temperatures, measured by thermometers five feet from asphalt.
By Paul Homewood
In 2004, scientists claimed that the troposphere had warmed faster then the surface, and that this was consistent with climate models.
From University of Washington:
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By Paul Homewood
I was reminded about a paper from last year, authored by Ben Santer amongst others, Volcanic contribution to decadal changes in tropospheric temperature.
The paper looked at recent temperature trends in the lower troposphere, and attempted to isolate the effect of volcanoes and ENSO changes.
Despite continued growth in atmospheric levels of greenhouse gases, global mean surface and tropospheric temperatures have shown slower warming since 1998 than previously1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Possible explanations for the slow-down include internal climate variability3, 4, 6, 7, external cooling influences1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11 and observational errors12, 13. Several recent modelling studies have examined the contribution of early twenty-first-century volcanic eruptions1, 2, 4, 8 to the muted surface warming. Here we present a…
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In his weekly address last Saturday, Obama underscored the risks the nation faces if nothing is done to seriously address global warming. That includes Florida, where rising sea levels could wreck the tourism economy, weather extremes could play havoc with orange growers and other agriculture, and more frequent storms like 1992’s Hurricane Andrew – among the most powerful on record – could devastate cities like Miami.
This genius just agreed to let China double their CO2 emissions over the next 15 years, which means that the US has essentially no control over greenhouse gas levels.
Florida is experiencing its longest period on record without a hurricane, and the frequency of hurricanes has plummeted.
The most powerful US hurricane on record occurred in Florida 80 years ago this summer…
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