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Monday, January 9, 2017

El Niño Does Not Mean The End Of The ‘Pause’

‘Knives Sticking Out Of My Back’: Judith Curry On Why She Left Academia

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The global warming ‘pause’ never existed, say the headlines. Well, not quite. The 2015-16 El Nino has been one of the strongest on record, temporarily elevating global temperatures by a significant margin. This means that their case rests on the El Nino temperature increase and will be destroyed when the El Nino subsides, as it is currently doing. The ‘pause’ can be accommodated into global warming – but not for very much longer. The world’s temperature has to increase outside the El Nino effect. If it doesn’t there will be some fascinating new science to work on, and many questions to be asked. --David Whitehouse, The Spectator, 6 January 2016

Damage from weather-related disasters is in sharp decline, according to data compiled by University of Colorado professor Roger Pielke, Jr. The chart indicates that the cost of weather-related disasters as a proportion of the global economy is declining. --Andrew Follett, The Daily Caller, 4 January 2016

Climatologist Dr. Judith Curry told Fox News host Tucker Carlson she was so sick of politicization of global warming in academia she resigned from her tenured position at Georgia Tech. “I’ve been vilified by some of my colleagues who are activists and don’t like anybody challenging their big story,” Curry told Carlson Friday night. “I walk around with knives sticking out of my back,” she said. “In the university environment I felt like I was just beating my head against the wall.” --Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller, 7 January 2016

Friends of the Earth is corrupt in a noble cause. Which, unfortunately, means you cannot trust a word it says. Friends of the earth, but not of the truth. --Dominic Lawson, The Sunday Times, 8 January 2016

In an unprecedented move, a member of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has agreed to investigate a complaint that the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has funded human rights abuses in Cameroon, beginning a process which until now has only been used for multinational businesses. WWF funds anti-poaching squads in Cameroon and elsewhere in the Congo Basin. Baka and other rainforest tribes have reported systematic abuse at the hands of these squads, including arrest and beatings, torture and even death, for well over 20 years. --Survival International, 5 January 2016

Students of subsidy mechanisms will learn a great deal from the Northern Ireland’s collapsing version of the Renewable Heat Incentive, which is now collapsing in a storm of political controversy. What is particularly notable about the NIRHI scandal is that this budgetary overspend could become a prominent political issue at all. Consider the case in London. Not only is there no apparent concern about the RHI, but under the now disbanded Department of Energy and Climate Change spending on renewable electricity subsidies spun wildly out of control, and still threatens to be greatly in excess of the Levy Control Framework instituted by the Treasury. But there has been no explosion of anger in Westminster. Part of the explanation for that complacent silence is to be found in the cross-party near-consensus that green energy is beyond criticism. But that is far from being the whole explanation. --John Constable, Global Warming Policy Forum, 6 January 2016

They are said to be the founding fathers of Western philosophy, whose ideas underpin civilised society. But students at a prestigious London university are demanding that figures such as Plato, Descartes and Immanuel Kant should be largely dropped from the curriculum because they are white. The student union at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) insists that when studying philosophy “the majority of philosophers on our courses” should be from Africa and Asia. The union said it is part of wider campaign to “decolonise” the university, as it seeks to “address the structural and epistemological legacy of colonialism”. --Camilla Turner, The Daily Telegraph, 9 January 2016

Death Of Global Temperature
‘Pause’ Greatly Exaggerated
2016 Not Statistically Warmer Than 1998, Satellites Data Shows
Image result for Josh cartoon warming pause
My Take - I love this cartoon, especially the honest guy at the far right!  Take the money away and so too will Anthropogenic Global Warming go away.   
But it most importantly it demonstrates the one thing we must come to understand.  It's not about temperature - it's about control!  Control of humanity by internationalists working to put unprecedented power into the hands of the most corrupt incompetent organization the world has ever known - the United Nations.   
That's why no matter what the temperature is - no matter what real data shows Anthropogentic Global Warming is a fraud - no matter how many people die from lack of inexpensive readily available energy - the AGW alarmists will alwasy find excuses to justify imposing this fraudulent agenda onto the world's population.  That's what Agenda 21 is all about. 
Once we understand that everything falls into place.  RK 
Any estimate of temperature trends that have their endpoint on the uptick of the El Nino curve will give a misleadingly high trend. It is obvious that a better trend will be obtained after the natural El Nino has ended. Likewise care must be taken if the start point is near the La Nina years of 1999-2000. The temperature trends of the oceans estimated by the new paper fall into this trap. – Dr David Whitehouse, The GWPF Observatory, 5 January 2016


Global weather-related disaster losses as a proportion of GDP, 1990-2016; graph Roger Pielke Jr. 4 January 2017
 
Strong December cooling leads to 2016 being statistically indistinguishable from 1998. --Dr Roy Spencer, 3 January 2017
 
While it has understandably not received much, if any, media attention, the North Atlantic Ocean has been rapidly cooling since the mid-2000s, or for more than 10 years now. The longer the cooling trend continues — and scientists are projecting more cooling for the coming decades  —  the more difficult it will be to ignore. The North Atlantic Ocean is, after all, a key trend-setter for hemispheric- and perhaps even global-scale climate changes. --Kenneth Richard, NoTricksZone, 5 January 2017 
 
Supposedly 2016 was the banner year for global warming.
So what has it brought?
 
Arctic sea ice extent finishes the year at the level of the last few years. Northern Hemisphere snow extent was at the second highest on record this autumn. Greenland’s ice sheet has been growing at a phenomenal rate. Hurricane activity for the last 12 months has been normal. The US tornado season has been one of the quietest on record. US wildfires have been below the 10-year average. The decline in Central England temperatures since the peak a decade ago continues. Rainfall in Australia continues to defy the drought doomsters... Sounds pretty much like any other year to me! --Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That, 1 January 2017

If you’re a climate change alarmist who hates fossil fuels, you’re in for a bad four and maybe eight years. Americans went to the polls and rejected environmental extremism among other things. The biggest loser on election night was the Big Green movement in America dedicated to the anti-prosperity proposition that to save the planet from extinction we have to deindustrialize the U.S. and throw millions and millions of our fellow citizens out of their jobs. Voters turned thumbs down on the climate change lobby and rightly so. --Stephen Moore, The Washington Times, 1 January 2017 

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