As the global warming alarmists tell us that "the science is settled, there is no debate, and government bureaucrats are going full-speed ahead with taxation plans that will further weaken our already suffering economy, honest and wise politicians like Delegate Scott Lingamfelter of Virginia ask, "let's see the physical science, not the political science, before we strap Americans with huge taxes as the Obama Administration wants to do." We should not formulate public policy such as carbon tax when the real science is constantly changing.
Hurricane Central has reported that "The 2014 hurricane season has fallen into a slumber heading into the final days of the season's peak month."
The cause of climate alarmism has been struck another near-fatal blow by a new study from a NASA research team at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
Using a combination of satellite observations and direct measurements taken by a network of 3,000 floating Argo temperature probes, the NASA team set out to calculate temperature changes and thermal expansion in the deep ocean (below 1.24 miles).
What they have found is that the deep ocean has not warmed measurably since at least 2005.
The Sun, quite obviously, is the first order driver of Earth’s climate, but a much neglected second order driver can contribute significantly to short-term variations. The theory proposed herein is that periods of active Earth tectonism can be correlated to periods of active climate change and climate related events.
Increased global tectonic activity equates to more faulting and crustal plate movement, which leads to more global heat release from faults, fractures and volcanoes that are more active.
Altered heat input equates to climate change.
My September post on the recent climate study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which concluded the rise in West Coast temperatures since 1900 was due to natural forces, generated some good comments from readers, some of which warrant further discussion. From a policy perspective, it's important to understand how much global warming has been caused by man and how much of it is a result of natural variability. If the vast majority of warming is due to the latter, expensive carbon reduction measures are the wrong response, given they'll impact only a tiny amount of the warming we've experienced. Instead, the obvious policy response is to invest in adjusting to global warming, which would most likely have the added benefit of also being less costly.
Dr Benny PeiserTHE PUBLIC are becoming ever more sceptical of climate change as they begin to ask 'where is the global warming we were promised?', a leading scientist has claimed.
This week saw the 18th anniversary since the Earth's temperature last rose - something that Dr Benny Peiser, from the Global Warming Policy Forum, says experts are struggling to understand.
He explains that we are now in the midst of a "crisis of credibility" because the global warming - and accompanied 'Doomsday' effects - that we were once warned about has not happened.
Scientists from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) once predicted a temperature rise of 0.2 degrees per decade - but are now baffled by the fact our planet's temperature has not increased for almost two decades.