Seventeen and a half years. Not a flicker of global warming. The RSS satellite record, the first of the five global-temperature datasets to report its February value, shows a zero trend for an impressive 210 months.
The graph below shows no global warming at all for 17 years 6 months:
THE Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has downplayed evidence that the global climate is considerably less sensitive to greenhouse gases than climate models are estimating, a new paper says.
Published by Britain's Global Warming Policy Foundation think tank, the new paper says clues to weaker climate sensitivity have all been referred to in the IPCC's recently published Fifth Assessment Report.
"However, this important conclusion was not drawn in the full IPCC report, it is only mentioned as a possibility, and is ignored in the IPCC's Summary for Policymakers," the report says.
A new report published today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation shows that the best observational evidence indicates our climate is considerably less sensitive to greenhouse gases than climate models are estimating.
The clues for this and the relevant scientific papers are all referred to in the recently published Fifth Assessment report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
However, this important conclusion was not drawn in the full IPCC report – it is only mentioned as a possibility – and is ignored in the IPCC’s Summary for Policymakers (SPM).
EU UN parasite should be sacked. Perhaps she should visit the wrecked homes and businesses of those flooded in Somerset or on the banks of the Thames.
Those disasters had little, if anything, to do with climate change (chronic lack of dredging in Somerset – probably because of some moonbat environmental diktat, and the Thames had worse flooding in 1947 when CO2 was ‘safe’), but that doesn’t stop Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of UNFCCC, scoring tasteless and offensive political points out of others’ suffering:
On February 20th, the noted meteorologist, Dr. Roy W. Spencer, fed up with being called a “denier” of global warming, posted a commentary on his blog titled “Time to push back against the global warming Nazis.”
“When politicians and scientists started calling people like me ‘deniers’, they crossed the line. They are still doing it,” said Dr. Spencer. “They indirectly equate (1) the skeptics’ view that global warming is not necessarily all manmade nor a serious problem with (2) the denial that the Nazi’s extermination of millions of Jews ever happened.” The Holocaust happened, but global warming’s latest natural cycle ended about 17 years ago and, as a lot of people have noticed, it has been getting cold since then.
There have been some high-toned assaults on freedom of speech lately, such as dark muttering from the Church of Global Warming that heresy against its beliefs puts the Earth itself at risk. Author and commentator Mark Steyn is fighting what could prove to be a landmark case against Dr. Michael E. Mann, who created the “hockey stick” temperature graph upon which so much of the global warming religion is based. It turns out that twisting data into a hockey stick shape is not too difficult, provided you ignore all the data that might otherwise smooth it back into more of a straight line. The stubborn refusal of actual global temperatures to assume the desired hockey-stick position has been vexing for the man-made climate change movement over the last couple of decades.
UPDATE! Having touted the "great piece" that re-confers his fake Nobel prize, Michael E Mann (who seems increasingly short of real scientific defenders) is now reduced to linking to Big City Lib - otherwise known as ovine fornication specialist M J Murphy. Mann seems to be acting on the old maxim that "the enemy of my enemy is my go-to sheep-sex guy". Anyway, it is heartening to see the grand convergence of all my bêtes noires and moutons noirs. By the way, if you enjoy M J Murphy's insights into the Ayatollah Khomeini's "Precepts of Ejaculation", they're collected in my book Lights Out, which is now available in eBook by clicking the various options on the banner above and in hardback, personally autographed to you or your embraceable ewe, right here at the SteynOnline bookstore.
I'm starting a collection of comments posted to CAGW websites such as Real Climate, The Guardian, Think Progress, The Green Grok [Duke University], Climate Science Watch, etc. which have been deleted by "moderators" because they are too cowardly to publish or debate, even though the comments are well within the comment policy.
I'll start with a comment deleted twice by Dr. Eric Steig at The "Real" Climate website in regards to the paper he published in 2013 which asked embarrassing questions and completely debunked his alarmist claims, about what turned out to be in truth a bladeless "hockey stick":
Readers will recall that the Prime Minister, David Cameron, replying to a question about recent wet weather at PM questions in January, replied:
"I agree with you that we are seeing more abnormal weather events. Colleagues across the House can argue about whether that is linked to climate change or not. I very much suspect that it is.”
So I fired off this FOI request to the Department of Energy & Climate Change:
1) What evidence the PM has that "abnormal events are increasing"
2) What evidence he has that the recent bad weather is in any way "abnormal"
Natural gas was the origin of the crisis in Ukraine. It is in Russia’s interest to keep Ukraine and Europe hooked on Russian gas at prices just low enough to quash incentives to drill and frack for shale gas. Russia’s state-run news and propaganda outlets have for years disseminated articles critical of fracking and supported opponents of the technique. Now with Yanukovich gone it’s as if Putin has taken the Crimea as a kind of hostage — collateral to hold against what Ukraine owes Russia for gas. The desperation of Putin’s actions underscore the threat that shale gas development really does pose to Russia’s gas-fueled diplomacy. --Christopher Helman, Forbes, 4 March 2014
Ukraine could hold more than 40 trillion cubic feet of recoverable shale gas, enough to satisfy decades of demand. --Christopher Helman, Forbes, 4 March 2014
Estimates of Cuadrilla’s shale gas resource in the North West of England may have to be increased significantly upwards. A geologist with the company said there is 330 trillion cubic feet (tcf) of gas in place in its licence area, 50% more than previous estimates. --Matt McGrath, BBC News, 5 March 2014
In February, before the situation in the Ukraine really heated up, Secretary of State John Kerry focused on a hotter issue, making it clear that when it came to saving the earth from human-caused climate change, he and President Obama did not have time for members of the Flat Earth Society.
I am not very concerned by the fact that my country's president and secretary of state think that I am some sort of "flat-earther." They think this of me simply because I am unconvinced (like so many other knowledgeable professionals) that humans are substantially responsible for long-term global climate change. You see, after 35 years of practice in the atmospheric science field, I've heard a lot of bluster.
BuffettGlobal warming is not increasing insurance industry payouts for weather-related events, according to Warren Buffett, whose Berkshire Hathaway company owns several insurance and reinsurance companies. Berkshire made his observations while announcing strong earnings to Berkshire-Hathaway shareholders.
Berkshire explained to shareholders that strong insurance earnings fueled $19.48 billion in Berkshire Hathaway profits last year.