I can't get my head around this remark.....The WMO said that we need to further understand how so-called 'greenhouse gases' interact with Earth's natural cycles, the biosphere and oceans.....these guys have put forward that CO2 warms the Earth as it is a Greenhouse gas, but now they say they need to do some more research as they don't understand enough as to how the gases interact with the Earths climate. What is it they are saying now, they got it wrong on CO2 but think other gases may change the climate instead? The fact they mention this just before COP 17 makes it a main topic to get their own way in Durban, you could not make it up!!....GR
Levels of CO2 have risen above the UN climate panel's predictions: But the board warns that other gases are also having an effect - and that we need to understand the earth's systems more fully
#Carbon dioxide levels at highest level since 1750
#Nitrous oxide '298 times' more potent than CO2
#Ozone-depleting CFC levels dropping - but substitutes now cause warming effect
#Effects of gases are 'complex' and 'unexpected'
Global warming gases have increased beyond the worst predictions of the UN's climate experts - exceeding the worst of seven emissions predictions laid down by the UN's World Meteorological Organisations.
Weather stations in the Andes, in Alaska and the south Pacific helped to gather the data, which showed surges in various 'greenhouse' gases, including gases used as replacements for the CFCs previously blamed for eroding the ozone layer.
Nitrous oxide - released by fertilisers, as well as tropical soils and oceans - is also emerging as a potent greenhouse gas.
Carbon dioxide levels have also surged.
The WMO said that we need to further understand how so-called 'greenhouse gases' interact with Earth's natural cycles, the biosphere and oceans.
Global warming gases are at record levels from emissions, the UN's weather agency has warned.
The World Meteorological Organisation said heat-trapping carbon dioxide concentrations in the air have increased by 39 per cent to 389 parts per million - the highest concentrations since the start of the industrial era in 1750.
On a recent flight, I was handed a bright, red and white napkin with cute polar bears on both sides with the logo, “Together We Can Help Protect Their Home.” The Coca Cola famous trademark was augmented by the words, “Arctic Home.”
I decided to check their Arctic Home website. It was exquisitely done, with soothing, sleep-inducing sounds of ocean waves and beautiful shots of polar bears in their Arctic habitat. The site explained, “Our goal, in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund, is to raise awareness and funds to help create a safe haven for polar bears on Arctic refuge. As a symbol of our commitment, for the first time ever, we are turning our red Coca Cola can white. Please join us by making a donation so the polar bear always has a place to call home.”
Coca Cola will give up to $1 million in total donations made with a product code through March 15, 2012. The dollar count so far was $25,419. It seemed like a worthy cause. However, I was not aware that the polar bears needed a safe haven on Arctic refuge, their home turf. I do not know of many people currently or in the past that have made too many tracks on Arctic refuge, deliberately trying to disrupt their home.
I do know that Al Gore made a Power Point presentation to the Nobel Prize committee, claiming that the polar bear habitat is threatened by global warming. Since bears cannot find ice floes to rest on, as ice areas are rapidly melting, polar bears were drowning. The statement was proven later to be utterly false. It is sad that the truly deserving candidate, Irena Sendler, who saved hundreds of Jewish children from the Holocaust, lost her Nobel Peace Prize to Al Gore.
So more CO2 Propaganda, issued just before the SA Durban Climate Change COP17 Meeting
"Combustible," an amusing online video for the Global Climate Change Initiative, shows a loudmouth big-biz type on a city street yacking into his cell about how global warming's a load of bunk, even as he bursts into flame and disintegrates into a smoldering pile of ash. Ah well, these days if you want to smoke, you've got to step outside. The message: "Climate change doesn't need you to believe in it." The spot was created pro-bono by New York agency Realm.
The Arts Council is spending a staggering £500,000 on floating a huge piece of Arctic rock more than 2,000 miles from Norway to England.
Once in the UK the newly-named Nowhereisland, which is the size of a football pitch and was only 'found' because of the partial melting of a glacier, will then be sculpted and toured 500 miles around the south coast.
The project, which forms part of its 2012 Cultural Olympiad, has been hailed by artists as an important and innovative way of looking at the dangers posed by climate change.
But critics have branded it a 'complete waste of public money'
Have you seen the latest Greenpeace propaganda campaign? Here it is, above: have a glance and see whether you agree with me that the whole business stinks to high heaven.
The second most objectionable part of it is its noisome premise. Volkswagen makes cars not organic tofu ice cream. It is an entirely reasonable position for VW to campaign against CO2 emissions legislation, not least because – as most of us here know – the threat posed by CO2 exists solely in the realm of theory and carbon legislation will do nothing except damage to Europe’s already fragile markets. Yet here is Greenpeace, launching a campaign of vilification against a company which is doing nothing more harmful than looking after the interests of its business model and – as companies are legally obliged to do – its shareholders.
PRO-CARBON tax television ads to be unleashed on Australia tonight are part of a $25 million taxpayer-funded campaign to win over the public as the Gillard government struggles to explain its message.
The advertisements will cost $12 million but the total bill for the government to explain its climate-change policy will cost more than $25 million, with figures in budget papers showing the government has earmarked an extra $13.7 million for a ''public information'' campaign on the tax.
This would be used to fund websites, leaflets and other publicly available information on the details of the government scheme, a spokesman said.
Advertisement: Story continues below It is understood the television advertisements feature real Australians who work in large and small organisations and are involved in creating a clean-energy future. People appearing in the ads were not paid or given scripts.
A rare drought in 2005 - billed as a once-in-a-hundred-years event - was then followed by another drought in 2010 that may have been even worse, according to a study by a team of British and Brazilians scientists in the journal Science. With a huge number of trees dying as a result of the droughts, the scientists predict that the Amazon will not be able to absorb as much carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as usual in future.
This would remove an important global buffer against pollution. Even worse, rotting trees may release into the atmosphere as much as five billion tons of C02 in the coming years. That would be almost as much as the 5.4 billion tons emitted from fossil fuel use by the US in 2009.
Based on the impact of the dry spell on tree deaths in 2005, the team projected that "Amazon forests will not absorb their usual 1.5 billion tons of CO2 from the atmosphere in both 2010 and 2011", the study said.
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Unlike its earlier exhibits, the Science Museum’s new climate-change exhibition neither inspires nor educates.
A large wall of projected graphics greets you as you enter the London-based Science Museum’s new exhibition, Atmosphere: Exploring Climate Science. Disembodied voices read the words that appear across the monolith: ‘Science can show us that greenhouse gasses are increasing… Science can show us that the carbon cycle is being disrupted… Science can show us what’s already changing…’ But for all the talk of science, it was eco-propaganda on display.
Across print and online media, and throughout London’s transport infrastructure and beyond, an advertising campaign invites visitors to the exhibition, promising ‘a fresh and exciting way to make sense of the climate’. The truth is rather more disappointing: the exhibition has not really been designed to introduce minds to a new avenue of discovery; its purpose is to get them to be obedient to environmental diktats.
Cores drilled from the icecap are going on show at London's Science Museum. The centuries-old information they contain could help scientists predict Earth's future weather.
They were found deep below Earth's surface, provide vital information about our climate's history and, for the first time, will be publicly displayed in their full freezing glory. Three pieces of ice core, drilled from the Antarctic icecap, one containing bubbles of air from the year 1410, will this week be installed in a glass-fronted freezer cabinet in the Science Museum in London's new Atmosphere gallery.
Set for its opening by Prince Charles on Friday, the gallery has been designed to outline the basics of climate science and explain why researchers believe human activity is now having a pronounced impact on weather patterns. "This gallery will show how scientists have acquired their knowledge about Earth's climate history – with our ice cores providing some of the most telling examples," says museum director Chris Rapley.
Air gets trapped by snow as it falls. Then more snow falls on top. Pressure builds up and snow is eventually converted into ice – with air bubbles trapped inside. The deeper you drill, the older the ice – and air bubbles – that you find. "If you drill several kilometres down you find samples that are almost a million years old," says Rapley. "That is why we think of ice cores as treasure troves of climate history."
Click source to read FULL misinformed article from Robin McKie.
Robin, CO2 FOLLOWS warming, IT DOES NOT LEAD, YOU AND THE REST OF THE AGW SUPPORTERS HAVE MIXED UP CAUSE AND EFFECT!!!
For those of you who attend London's Science Museum from Friday, please, please, please, point this FACT out to all of those concerned, inc. Prince Charles!!