The Realists Take on Climate Change
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Sunday, May 25th 2008, 4:32 AM EDT
This is a fascinating communication from The Shetland News between two groups trying to save mankind with a proposal to use less "Man Made" pollution to maintain the electricity to the isles of Shetland.
What makes this interesting is that the two groups are convicted that "Man Made Climate Change" is real and that a proposed Wind Farm will save them and the rest of the world.
This must be a common problem throughout the world, on one hand we see the fight to "Save the world" and on the other side we see reasoning as to what it will cost people.
First is the assault to save the area from "Man Made Climate Change"
The way we generate our electricity has got to change, climate change and soaring fuel costs make that inevitable, the status quo is the one option we can't take. So let’s hear the alternatives to the windfarm.
Remember, no windfarm means no cable which means no grid connection, which, in turn, means we have to generate 100 per cent of our power, 24/7, in these islands.
Just consider for a moment what that would actually mean, in practical terms, to our precious scenery
And then we have the reply with logic and reasoning.
Saturday, May 24th 2008, 8:20 AM EDT
Its nice to see an article so direct as 'Sunspot cycles may hold key to global warming, cooling' in the Leader Telegram. The article was full of sound reasoning to what has made our climate warmer and cooler and in line with the Sun's solar output. The article ended with some words of wisdom.
With grain shortages already staring us in the face, we'd be advised to begin thinking about a global cool-down instead of a warming that may or may not continue. We might consider ways to transform semi-desert into arable land and to develop seed with shorter maturing cycles suitable for a sub-boreal grain belt. If cooling should begin in earnest, we will quickly forget global warming as we face the new challenges ahead.
Saturday, May 24th 2008, 7:54 AM EDT
The following story from The Telegraph has a disturbing side to it, according to the report an acidic "tipping point" in the ocean has been reached along the west coast of North America.
The article did not mention as to why this location has been found in this way. Is this yet another alarmist situation concerning "Man Made Climate Change", or is there a real problem concerning "Man Made Pollution."
We think the real issue is to understand if this is a natural process rather than an a sales pitch to support "Man Made Climate Change", and that is just one of the concerns that so many of us have. If this is a real problem that has been made by "Man Made Pollution" it needs supporting, if its part of a sales pitch then the analysis should be taken apart and withdrawn in the name of science.
The acid in sea water is powerful enough to dissolve the shells of sea creatures, they said. An American team has found evidence that an acidic "tipping point" has been reached on the continental shelf along the west coast of North America.
The work underlines rising concerns that man-made emissions will affect the world's oceans, through acidification, in a much more direct way than climate change.
Friday, May 23rd 2008, 10:17 AM EDT
The ultimate "Global Warming" acid test is not just from Earth, it's from our solar system. When we read about Climate Change on another planet in our solar system are we surprised or shocked that a bigger and more powerful climate change is taking place at the same time than the one currently misdiagnosed and misunderstood on little old Earth? That tells you most of the things you should know about the Sun's solar output, the energy of the Sun travels very far, and not just to the planet Earth.
The other way to look at this is to ask, is our "Man Made" Pollution changing the surface of Jupiter or is there something going on that some of us do not understand (the IPCC and Al Gore to name but two).
Here then is a very interesting report from ScienceDaily.
ScienceDaily (May 23, 2008) — The first images of Jupiter since it came out from behind the sun show that the turbulence and storms that have plagued the planet for the past two years continue. Whether or not this is a sign of global warming, the turbulence does seem to be spawning new spots. As Red Spot Jr. and the Great Red Spot approach a June conjunction, a new third spot may merge with the GRS in August.
Increased turbulence and storms first observed on Jupiter more than two years ago are still raging, according to astronomers from the University of California, Berkeley, and the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii, who snapped high-resolution pictures of the planet earlier this month.
Captured with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and the 10-meter Keck II telescope, this so-called "major upheaval" on Jupiter involves stunning changes in the planet's atmosphere, said lead astronomer Imke de Pater, professor of astronomy at UC Berkeley.
Friday, May 23rd 2008, 4:10 AM EDT
How do you get the Sun to comply with the EU lawmakers? Well apparently you can according to The Guardian by Pete Harrison.
BRUSSELS, May 21 (Reuters) - Global temperature rises should be kept well below the European Union's target of 2 degrees Celsius to avoid costly damage to people and their lifestyles, the European parliament said on Wednesday.
Its members voted 566-61 in favour of a report which also said EU consumers must be given better information about the "carbon footprint" of goods they buy, including products imported into the 27-nation bloc.
The report is not part of a law but provides a stance for the parliament which has powers of co-decision on EU environment matters.
EU environment commissioner Stavros Dimas criticised the United States for not helping control climate change and praised China for its efforts so far.
"We're calling on the United States of America to stop being an obstacle to progress in this area, and to actually be part of the process," he told parliamentarians.
Thursday, May 22nd 2008, 10:58 AM EDT
You must read this brilliant article from JunkScience by Tom Kondis, a chemist calls CO2 arguments 'seriously flawed'
To support their argument, advocates of man-made global warming have intermingled elements of greenhouse activity and infrared absorption to promote the image that carbon dioxide traps heat near earth's surface like molecular greenhouses insulating our atmosphere. Their imagery, however, is seriously flawed.
A greenhouse is simply a physical structure that traps hot air. Solar radiation initiates the heating sequence inside a greenhouse when photons in the visible region of the electromagnetic spectrum, entering through glass or transparent plastic panels, are absorbed by surfaces of opaque objects. Reflected photons exit freely; neither they, nor their "heat," are trapped inside. Drivers who regularly park their mobile greenhouses in sunny locations exploit this principle by placing reflective white cardboard behind their windshields to expel some before they're absorbed.
Wednesday, May 21st 2008, 6:54 AM EDT
This article seems to have a fictional character to it, you will come across one just like this in a James Herbert novel. He's like a manic street preacher frightening woman and children into the belief that they will die unless they listen to him, no, it's not Al Gore its a person called Tim Flannery.
The article is from the HelraldSun by Andrew Bolt.
YOU'D think a record of dud predictions would shame Alarmist of the Year Tim Flannery into silence. But, no.
It seems this professional fearmonger has learned instead that global warming is a faith that grows on panic, not facts.
So, undaunted, Flannery this week amped up the hype to warn that global warming was now so terrifying we may have to change the colour of the sky.
As a "last barrier to climate collapse" we might within the next five years have to fire the "gas" sulphur (actually a solid) into the stratosphere to keep out some of the sky's rays.
There are obvious problems with his plan. First, Flannery concedes "the consequences of doing that are unknown". Second, some lousy consequences are known - for a start, sulphur is an element in acid rain.
Wednesday, May 21st 2008, 3:37 AM EDT
There is some good humour used on this blog from Diplomad, and it get's it point across.
Ah, those believers in man-made global warming . . . whatever else one thinks about them, one has to admire the tenacity of their belief, a belief allegedly built on science but, yet, a belief they "cling to" even as scientists turn away from it as an embarrassing faux pas.
We have Britain's number one believer, the otherwise never employed and unemployable, Prince Charles reportedly warning us that,
The world faces a series of natural disasters within 18 months unless urgent action is taken to save the rainforests. In one of his most out-spoken interventions in the climate change debate, he said a £15 billion annual programme was required to halt deforestation or the world would have to live with the dire consequences.
Thursday, May 15th 2008, 11:27 AM EDT
Just when you thought it was safe to go and read a paper, you find that we have articles about how "Mankind is the Earth's biggest threat". Its all to common to read these alarmist reports but I think even the average person can see it for what it is, and that is, the last throw of the dice for the IPCC.
This article is from The Telegraph by By Roger Highfield Science Editor
Global warming is causing significant changes to the Earth's natural systems and it is highly unlikely that any force but man-made climate change can be blamed
Researchers who analysed 30,000 academic studies dating back to 1970 said man was responsible for changes that ranged from the loss of ice sheets to the collapse in numbers of many species of wildlife.
"Humans are influencing climate through increasing greenhouse gas emissions, and the warming world is causing impacts on physical and biological systems," said Cynthia Rosenzweig, at the Nasa Goddard Institute for Space Studies.
Wednesday, May 14th 2008, 3:14 PM EDT
Now your all going to be shocked by this story, it may be just a coincidence, but.......according to (CNSNews.com).
Weeks before announcing a $300-million, three-year advertising campaign to raise awareness about global warming, Al Gore was conducting a slide show for a group of investors in Monterey, Calif., touting companies such as Bloom Energy, Amryis , Mascoma and other firms that are not household names -- yet.