The Realists Take on Climate Change
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Tuesday, October 7th 2008, 4:49 AM EDT
From EUPortál - Czech
Czech President Václav Klaus: Where Do I See a Problem Now?
by Václav Klaus
What especially bothers me is the fact that the whole game is already in the hands of people who are not interested in ideas and rational arguments:– it is in the hands of a group of climatologists (and other related scientists) who are highly motivated to look in one direction only because a large number of academic careers has in the last couple of years evolved around the idea of man-made global warming;– it is in the hands of politicians who maximize the number of votes they seek to get from the electorate on the basis of whatever idea they could profit from. And the idea of man-made global warming is very seductive and politically promising and expedient. That is the reason why it is loved by politicians
Tuesday, October 7th 2008, 4:33 AM EDT
NASA Study Finds Rising Arctic Storm Activity Sways Sea Ice, Climate
A new NASA study shows that the rising frequency and intensity of arctic storms over the last half century, attributed to progressively warmer waters, directly provoked acceleration of the rate of arctic sea ice drift, long considered by scientists as a bellwether of climate change.
Tuesday, October 7th 2008, 4:23 AM EDT
From Mail on Sunday - London,UK
Britain on flood alert as our soggy summer quickly turns to winter
by Andrew Levy
Britain was on flood alert today after torrential downpours washed away hopes of an Indian summer. The Environment Agency has issued flood warnings to 19 areas as winter began in earnest - with biting winds adding to cooling temperatures.
Monday, October 6th 2008, 2:04 PM EDT
New Detailed Analysis of Global Temperature Data Does Not Support Significant Role for Carbon Dioxide
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has stated that: Most of the observed increase in global average temperatures since the mid-20th century is very likely due to the observed increase in anthropogenic greenhouse gas concentrations, mainly carbon dioxide. This conclusion is based on output from global climate computer models known as General Circulation Models (GCM).
Monday, October 6th 2008, 3:57 AM EDT
What is of interest in this letter is that the "Calm Sun" period's
were pinpointed as a cause of concern to the economy over 130 years ago.
From Financial Times - London,England,UK
Letter: Beware this phase of solar tranquillity
by Mr Maurice Bellow.
Sir, I was delighted to see your article on solar activity, "The silent sun's uncertain course"
(October 2). I assume that the timing of the piece, coming as the world economy sinks into ague, was far from coincidental.
Monday, October 6th 2008, 3:39 AM EDT
WeatherAction.Com: World Extreme events forecast 7 Oct to 10 Nov 2008
By Piers Corbyn
Around Oct 7-10 (although these forecasts are not at present in standard short range forecasts)
=> Many Tornadoes and SEVERE thunderstorms in USA MidWest (Illinois/Indiana/Ohio/Kentucky)
=> No Atlantic Tropical Storm formations in same period
=> TS/Typhoon formation Central West tropical north Pacific prob subsequently heading towards Japan with 50% chance of hit.
Sunday, October 5th 2008, 3:14 PM EDT
Twelve-month long drop in world temperatures wipes out a century of warming
and were surprised as to how many of you had not seen that story.
This week we have chosen a more recent story with an even more dramatic graphic display by Allan MacRae produced at IceCap.US Is This The Beginning of Global Cooling
Last week we reproduced an article from the DailyTech from February 28th 2008
Sunday, October 5th 2008, 5:22 AM EDT
Letter: Climate change alarmists
by John Marshall, Tetford, Lincolnshire
Your correspondent who contradicted Christopher Booker and expressed approval for the BBC's climate change programme (Letters, September 28) quoted figures from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for past CO2 atmospheric levels which are based on pure guesswork.
Sunday, October 5th 2008, 5:07 AM EDT
From The Herald-Dispatch
Show features West Virginia’s caves
“There is conclusive evidence that, in fact, solar output affects droughts in North America based on the study of stalagmites,” Springer said in a news release. “Their growth is directly related to the amount of water obtained from the surface and we can study the history of droughts – some that have lasted 100 years.”
Sunday, October 5th 2008, 4:55 AM EDT
CO2Sceptic and Solar Weather forecaster Piers Corbyn from WeatherAction.Com is forecasting a cooler than average October for the UK however the official line from the Met Office is that it will be Mild! Take a look at this article from the Daily Star.
BATTEN DOWN THE HATCHES - GALES AND FLOODS TO CAUSE HAVOC
by Emma Wall
WILD winter storms are set to batter Britain this weekend, and forecasters predict this year’s washout weather will then become even worse.