Monday, March 29, 2010

Another cash generating Hollywood hyped climate catastrophe turns out to be make believe --the Gulf Stream

BBC: "Fantasy and reality"

BBC: "Driven by Hollywood, a popular image of a Gulf Stream slowdown shows a sudden catastrophic event driving snowstorms across the temperate lands of western Europe and eastern North America.

  • That has always been fantasy - as, said (NASA's) Josh Willis, is the idea that a slow-down would trigger another ice age.

"But the Atlantic overturning circulation is still an important player in today's climate," he added.

  • "Some have suggested cyclic changes in the overturning may be warming and cooling the whole North Atlantic over the course of several decades and affecting rainfall patterns across the US and Africa, and even the number of hurricanes in the Atlantic."...

The Gulf Stream does not appear to be slowing down, say US scientists who have used satellites to monitor tell-tale changes in the height of the sea.

  • Confirming work by other scientists using different methodologies, they found dramatic short-term variability but no longer-term trend.

A slow-down - dramatised in the movie The Day After Tomorrow -

  • is projected by some models of climate change.

The research is published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

The stream is a key process in the climate of western Europe, bringing heat northwards from the tropics and keeping countries such as the UK 4-6C warmer than they would otherwise be.

  • It forms part of a larger movement of water, the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, which is itself one component of the global thermohaline system of currents.

Between 2002 and 2009, the team says, there was no trend discernible - just a lot of variability on short timescales.

The satellite record going back to 1993 did suggest a small increase in flow, although the researchers cannot be sure it is significant.

  • "The changes we're seeing in overturning strength are probably part of a natural cycle," said Josh Willis from Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California.

"The slight increase in overturning since 1993 coincides with a decades-long natural pattern of Atlantic heating and cooling."

  • The first observations suggesting the circulation was slowing down emerged in 2005, in research from the UK's National Oceanography Centre (NOC).

Using an array of detectors across the Atlantic and comparing its readings against historical records, scientists suggested the volume of cold water returning southwards could have fallen by as much as 30% in half a century - a significant decline.

  • The surface water sinks in the Arctic and flows back southwards at the bottom of the ocean, driving the circulation.

However, later observations by the same team showed that the strength of the flow varied hugely on short timescales - from one season to the next, or even shorter.

But they have not found any clear trend since 2004.

  • The NOC team now has a chain of instruments in place across the Atlantic, making measurements continuously.

"In four-and-a-half years of measurement, we have found there is a lot of variability, and we're working to explain it," said NOC's Harry Bryden."...

  • top photo from bbc, second photo from dailymail uk from Day After Tomorrow
via Tom Nelson, Climate Depot

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Chief ClimateGate overseer failed to declare Eco-Directorship--UK Register

"Exclusive: The peer leading the second Climategate enquiry at the University of East Anglia serves as a director of one of the most powerful environmental networks in the world, according to Companies House documents - and has failed to declare it.
  • Lord Oxburgh, a geologist by training and the former scientific advisor to the Ministry of Defence, was appointed to lead the enquiry into the scientific aspects of the Climategate scandal on Monday.
  • But Oxburgh is also a director of GLOBE, the Global Legislators Organisation for a Balanced Environment.

GLOBE may be too obscure to merit its own Wikipedia entry, but that belies its wealth and influence.

  • It funds meetings for parliamentarians worldwide with an interest in climate change, and prior to the Copenhagen Summit GLOBE issued guidelines (pdf) for legislators. Little expense is spared: in one year alone, one peer - Lord Michael Jay of Ewelme - enjoyed seven club class flights and hotel accommodation, at GLOBE's expense. There's no greater love a Parliamentarian can give to the global warming cause. And in return, Globe lists Oxburgh as one of 23 key legislators.

In the House of Lords Register of Lords' Interests, Oxburgh lists under remunerated directorships his chairmanship of Falck Renewables, and chairmanship of Blue NG, a renewable power company. (Oxburgh holds no shares in Falck Renewables, and serves as a non-exec chairman.) He also declares that he is an advisor to Climate Change Capital, to the Low Carbon Initiative, Evo-Electric, Fujitsu, and an environmental advisor to Deutsche Bank. For a year he was non-exec chairman of Shell.

GLOBE is conspicuous by its absence, however. Oxburgh joined GLOBE in 2008. The

"We are grateful to the Royal Society for helping us to identify such a strong panel and to the members for dedicating their time to this important matter," said the University in a press statement. It may not be the smartest advice the UEA has ever received -

GLOBE's worldwide secretary Elliott Morley and its British branch secretary David Chaytor were two of three MPs to face criminal charges last week. Brent MP Barry Gardiner, co-chairman of the GLOBE Dialogue on Land Use Change & Ecosystems claimed for a second home eight miles from Westminster, and worked the system for £200,000.

In 2007 Oxburgh won a Lifetime Achievement Award from Platts. The judges said they were also impressed by “his very high ethical standards."" 3/24/10 A. Orlowski

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Is it not criminal for Al Gore to be preaching false storm data proving need for carbon trading (and Goldman Sachs)?

The claim about increased storms by Gore and the UN was never published or reviewed, per the TimesOnline UK, 1/24/10. Anyone who read the report could have seen this in plain site, nothing esoteric. The public generally is unaware of this giant fraud because
  • the US media refuses to report it.
  • UK Times: "The Sunday Times has since found that the scientific paper on which the IPCC based its claim had not been peer reviewed, nor published, at the time the climate body issued its report.
  • When the paper was eventually published, in 2008, it had a new caveat. It said: "We find insufficient evidence to claim a statistical relationship between global temperature increase and catastrophe losses."
  • Despite this change the IPCC did not issue a clarification ahead of the Copenhagen climate summit last month.

It has also emerged that at least two scientific reviewers who checked drafts of the IPCC report urged greater caution in proposing a link between climate change and disaster impacts —

  • If this isn't criminal fraud that Gore is allowed to push, against the American people, what is? (ed).
"If there’s a drought – it’s global warming. When there’s a hurricane – it’s global warming. If there are heavy snows or even blizzards – it’s somehow global warming. And amazingly, the latest round of rainy and windy weather in the Northeast, well that’s consistent with this phenomenon as well, so says former Vice President Al Gore.

[T]he odds have shifted toward much larger downpours,” Gore said. “And we have seen that happen in the Northeast, we’ve seen it happen in the Northwest – in both of those regions are among those that scientists have predicted for a long time would begin to experience much larger downpours.”

More from TimesOnline UK, 1/24/10 about false storms claim used to get money from Americans and permanently enslave them:
  • "The claim by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), that global warming is already affecting the severity and frequency of global disasters, has since become
embedded in political and public debate.
  • It was central to discussions at last month's Copenhagen climate summit, including a demand by developing countries for compensation
  • of $100 billion (£62 billion) from the rich nations blamed for creating the most emissions.

Ed Miliband, the energy and climate change minister, has suggested British and overseas floods — such as those in Bangladesh in 2007 — could be linked to global warming.

  • Barack Obama, the US president, said last autumn: "More powerful storms and floods threaten every continent."...
Reference, "UN Wrongly linked global warming to natural disasters," by Jonathan Leake,
via Tom Nelson

Friday, March 12, 2010

Continuous media assumes US taxpayers are slaves of organized climate crime, done deal

Even if we were slaves, this long-planned global ponzi scheme misses other points.
  • First, the US is broke, we are owned by Communist China. We are not a 'rich' nation.
  • Second, man made global warming does not exist.
  • Third, US taxpayers do not owe "reparations" to anyone. If anything, all you people owe us.
  • Fourth, we have given billions away to other countries and the United Nations and it's been put in the pockets of corrupt individuals. There is no oversight, no accountability.
  • Fifth, all the money in the world is banking on global carbon trading and these forces control everything including the media.
  • Sixth, we're not becoming your slaves, ever. This may come as a shock to you.
  • Seventh, Nancy Birdsall and all her cohorts are insane to imagine any legal mechanism whereby they will destroy our country, our lives, and our families.
London, Reuters AlertNet - "The annual $100 billion rich countries have agreed to mobilise by 2020 to help developing nations address climate change is "a very modest sum", according to a top academic who is a member of a high-level panel that will work out how to raise the money.
  • The pledge "is a small sum in relation to the type of challenges we are talking about," Nicholas Stern, a professor at the London School of Economics, told a conference of development experts in London this week....
The "High-level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing", which has been set up by the U.N. Secretary-General and is co-chaired by the British and Ethiopian prime ministers, has been charged with exploring ways of raising the money
Stern said it will look at innovative methods including
  • carbon taxes,
  • levies on financial transactions,
  • air travel and shipping.
The group plans to hold its first meeting in London in late March and will submit its final report before U.N. climate talks that kick off in Mexico at the end of November. How best to raise and distribute money to
  • help poor countries tackle climate change is a
  • hot topic which is a long way from being resolved.
Many development experts feel a fresh approach is needed from the usual aid mechanisms - not least
  • because they see it as form of compensation
  • rather than charity.
Nancy Birdsall, president of the Washington-based Center for Global Development, proposed a mechanism based on responsibility for carbon emissions and vulnerability to climate change in which
  • rich polluting nations would have a
  • legal duty to contribute and
poor countries would receive allocations according to their susceptibility to the impacts of global warming. "...
  • via Tom Nelson

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

'Green' fades as cache of our betters--green blog chills out

"In mid-February, The Christian Science Monitor decided to cancel its Bright Green blog after twenty-two months in operation."...
We expect all of our reporters to be well versed in environmental issues and to pursue these as a matter of course.""...
  • from CJR, 3/9/10, via