Archives for the month of: August, 2015

It is easy to dismiss folks like this, but you have to listen to what they are saying, just just dismiss them because you don’t like them. Nearly every aspect of environmentalism has become corrupt with power.

If you worry about global warming, climate change, or increasing carbon dioxide levels in general, what is it you worry about?

Is it sea level rise?

Please read this. Please pay special attention to the period starting about 14,000 years ago. The ice sheets from the last ice age melted during that period (of over 10,000 years) of warming, and the rate of sea level rise was under a half-inch per year the entire time.

There isn’t that much ice now. There is no general temperature increase right now. Ice simply cannot melt like that now.

From an engineering standpoint, it is impossible for sea level to rise by three feet in the next 85 years. So, please don’t believe the hype.

Sea level has been rising at about the same rate since the dawn of civilization. If humans have caused it, there is no turning back, since we are talking all of history. The fact is, humans are not responsible for the rise of the sea. It does it all on its own.

Humans are responsible for taking care of each other, and the proven way to do that is with power and fuel, fossil fuel and nuclear fission. Fighting these is tantamount to fighting your brethren and condemning them to suffering, slavery, and death.

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Guest post by David Middleton

From Five Thirty Eight Science…

If you follow the headlines, your confidence in science may have taken a hit lately.

Peer review? More like self-review. An investigation in November uncovered a scam in which researchers were rubber-stamping their own work, circumventing peer review at five high-profile publishers.

Scientific journals? Not exactly a badge of legitimacy, given that the International Journal of Advanced Computer Technology recently accepted for publication a paper titled “Get Me Off Your (Fracking) Mailing List,” whose text was nothing more than those seven words, repeated over and over for 10 pages. Two other journals allowed an engineer posing as Maggie Simpson and Edna Krabappel to publish a…

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Did you read this?

Do you understand it?

It is worth working through and understanding. Pay attention to how long we have actually been measuring. Note how much we assume and how much we simply make up (as in, make-believe) with regard to the data before our current methods of measuring.

Note how unrealistic and nonphysical some of the graphs look (keeping in mind the graphs are from the supposed-experts, not Bob).

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[This is an important essay, so I’m going to make it a top post at WUWT for a day. New stories will appear below this one. -Anthony]

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale


I recently presented the modeled energy imbalance at the top of the atmosphere (TOA) in the post No Consensus: Earth’s Top of Atmosphere Energy Imbalance in CMIP5-Archived (IPCC AR5) Climate Models.  As you’ll recall, there was a very wide spread in the individual model simulations of the TOA energy imbalance.  (See Figure 13 from that post.)  I’ve shortened the timeframe to 1955-2014 in Figure 1, which is the period for which ocean heat content data are available from the NODC.

Figure 1

Figure 1

Ponder that graph for a moment. The average TOA energy imbalance (red curve) in recent years is in the expected range…the range we’ve been told by the climate science community. Example:  According to Trenberth…

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That environmentalism in general, and climate alarmism specifically, is the religion of the secularist is such an obvious fact, it seems trivial to point it out. However, it is worth pointing out. One must prepare for the faith-driven vehemence of it.

Comments from dbstealey, August 26, 2015 at 3:28 pm, are worth extra attention.

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Guest essay by Ari.H.

Global warming has become a religionJosh-97-percent-littlesThis is the opinion of Nobel Prize Winning Physicist Dr. Ivar Giaever , Prof. Richard Lindzen, and many others. Climate change alarmism has a surprising number of attributes of a medieval or even ancient religion. Nevertheless, real religions have some pre-requisites, like a tradition spanning at least few generations. So the proper name for climate alarmism is a cult. And these are the telltale attributes:

1) Climate alarmists pretend to possess indisputable truths about the past, present, and future. From minute details of the paleoclimate to the world state 200 years in the future, alarmists know everything.

2) The alarmist movement stubbornly refuses to debate its dogma, calling it “settled science” and viciously attacking its critics. The attacks are not limited to name calling but include prohibiting scientific research that contradicts this dogma. Significant figures within the movement call…

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Lest we forget.

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Guest essay by Larry Kummer. Editor, Fabius Maximus

Summary — Most 10-year anniversary articles about Katrina omit one chapter of that sad story: its exploitation by climate activists. They predicted more and stronger hurricanes. Let’s grade them. Every time activists falsely cry “wolf” we become weaker, less able to prepare for real threats. Remembering is the first step to learning.

“Sooner or later, everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences.”
— Attributed to Robert Louis Stevenson.


  1. Katrina and Wilma hit America.
  2. Alarmists exploit the disaster.
  3. Hurricanes go MIA.
  4. Forecasts of  hurricanes.
  5. Conclusions.

(1) Katrina and Wilma hit America

The 2005 hurricane season was the most active on record by many measures. Ten years ago today Hurricane Katrina almost destroyed New Orleans (details here). Hurricane Wilma hit in Florida on 24 October 2005 (among the most powerful ever recorded in the Atlantic basin).

(2)  Alarmists…

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I ask everyone to look at the facts. Examine the data.

The fact is, if climate is changing for the worse, the real world does not show it.

Good comments in this one. RGB’s comments are worthwhile.

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Oh the mighty media quoting the mighty scientists…have fallen flat on their face. Here’s a collection of failed predictions in the wake of Hurricane Katrina:

In 2006, CBS’s Hannah Storm Claims Katrina-like Storms Will Happen ‘All Along Our Atlantic and Gulf Coastlines.’ Just five days before Hurricane Katrina’s one year anniversary, CBS news anchor Hannah Storm featured climate alarmist Mike Tidwell on The Early Show to discuss his book, “The Ravaging Tide.” “I think the biggest lesson from Katrina a year later is that those same ingredients, you know, a city below sea level hit by a major hurricane, will be replicated by global warming all along our Atlantic and Gulf Coast lines,” Tidwell said on August 24, 2006. Tidwell then went on to claim that cities all along the coast would be underwater due to increased hurricane activity and intensity “unless we stop global warming.” In a 2009 Washington…

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Collusion and corruption dominate. Science is not involved, only cronyism. Mostly just old-school graft.

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E&E Legal Releases Report Exposing Coordination Between Governors, the Obama White House and the Tom Steyer-“Founded and Funded” Network of Advocacy Groups to Advance the “Climate” Agenda

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Energy & Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal), a 501 (c) (3) watchdog group, released an investigative report, Private Interests & Public Office: Coordination Between Governors, the Obama White House and the Tom Steyer-“Founded and Funded” Network of Advocacy Groups to Advance the “Climate” Agenda (and an appendix of source documents), revealing a vast, coordinated, three-track effort by public officials and private interests to promote EPA’s expansive, overreaching and economically devastating greenhouse gas rules, specifically the section 111(d) regulation to shut the nation’s fleet of existing coal-fired power plants, as well as the December Paris climate treaty President Obama is expected to sign to replace the Kyoto Protocol.

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Tomorrow is not promised.


Do no harm.

John Wesley said that after he asked, “How is it with your sou? How is your walk with God?”

I hurt someone this week. I didn’t mean to. That doesn’t make hurt any less for either of us.

I am determined, and I work to ever improve.

Hurt people hurt people. Trying to hurt ends with me.

Note the introductory comments and the graph presented.

There is nothing happening in the weather now that hasn’t happened many times before.

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From the THE EARTH INSTITUTE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY and the department of “intense droughts only occur in the age of the SUV” department, where they apparently failed to take the climatic history of the region into account:


Graphic from North American drought: Reconstructions, causes, and consequences,Cook et al. 2007 PDF here: NADrought

Warming climate is deepening California drought 

Scientists say increasing heat drives moisture from ground

A new study says that global warming has measurably worsened the ongoing California drought. While scientists largely agree that natural weather variations have caused a lack of rain, an emerging consensus says that rising temperatures may be making things worse by driving moisture from plants and soil into the air. The new study is the first to estimate how much worse: as much as a quarter. The findings suggest that within a few decades, continually increasing temperatures and resulting moisture losses will push California…

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Mission Rwanda

Every week Shirley and I travel to a different village to minister in another church. In February of 2014 we visited Bugarura to help Pastor Modeste celebrate his ordination and graduation from Bible School.  What we discovered was a vibrant, full church meeting in a mud structure that was on the verge of collapse.  The building was so bad that local government leaders had told the pastor they should no longer meet in that building.

IMG_0137 (1) A full house in need of a miracle.

P1080488 Old building with footing in place waiting for God to answer prayer.

With very limited resources, the church worked together and put in a strong rock and cement footing around the current mud structure and began praying and asking God for help. It was at this time we were contacted by Al Smithee concerning what it would cost to build a church in Rwanda.  We shared with…

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Because honest people see the bias.

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Guest Post by Professor Robert Brown of Duke University and Werner Brozek, Edited by Just The Facts:

CO2 versus adjustmentsImage Credit: Steven Goddard

As can be seen from the graphic above, there is a strong correlation between carbon dioxide increases and adjustments to the United States Historical Climatology Network (USHCN) temperature record. And these adjustments to the surface data in turn result in large divergences between surface data sets and satellite data sets.

In the post with April data, the following questions were asked in the conclusion: “Why are the new satellite and ground data sets going in opposite directions? Is there any reason that you can think of where both could simultaneously be correct?”
Professor Robert Brown of Duke University had an excellent response the this question here.
To give it the exposure it deserves, his comment is reposted in full below. His response ends with rgb.

Rgbatduke June 10, 2015…

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Yes, science has a black eye over all things related.

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Yesterday, I received my advance copy of this book, and after spending about an hour with it, I Tweeted this:

Just received advance copy of book “A Disgrace to the Profession” from all I can say is: Mann, that’s gonna leave a mark!

And today, after spending a full day with it, that statement still holds true.

I remember when Mann decided to sue NRO and Steyn for defamation, and despite all the laughing at the time there was this prescient thought from Dr. Judith Curry:

“Mark Steyn is formidable opponent. I suspect that this is not going to turn out well for you.”

Well, Part 1, or should I say, Volume 1 of that prediction is now in press. It’s a scorcher, hilarity, and a tale of science and politics gone awry all in one.

Steyn realized the word of a political pundit like himself can only travel…

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From the “watch the skies” department, and ESO, comes this “Blue Marble” look-alike, hence the name, The Planetary Nebula:.

The ghost of a dying star

ESO-378-1 The Planetary Nebula:This extraordinary bubble, glowing like the ghost of a star in the haunting darkness of space, may appear supernatural and mysterious, but it is a familiar astronomical object: a planetary nebula, the remnants of a dying star. This is the best view of the little-known object ESO 378-1 yet obtained and was captured by ESO’s Very Large Telescope in northern Chile. CREDIT ESO

This extraordinary bubble, glowing like the ghost of a star in the haunting darkness of space, may appear supernatural and mysterious, but it is a familiar astronomical object: a planetary nebula, the remnants of a dying star. This is the best view of the little-known object ESO 378-1 yet obtained and was captured by ESO’s Very Large Telescope in northern Chile.

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