Monthly Archives: April 2010

More Climate Changes in the British Mainstream Press

A conscientious and decent climate sceptic chap, Barry Woods, occasionally emails me little gems from the great British maelstrom of global warming news. This weekend he sent me a clutch of clips from our Sunday rags that neatly summarize the general thrust of opinion among Britain’s newspaper hacks.

Here’s a taster:

 

’Clouded Judgement:’

"The BBC believes so strongly in man made climate change that it long ago abandoned any pretence of impartiality on the subject…." Sunday Mail: Comment (pg27) (25/04/2010)

 So who’ll stand up to the climate fearmongers?”

"… The Global Warmist fearmongers, whose science is as weak and suspect as that of the ash-cloud fantasists, are wrecking our economy by stealth"

"…Scientists can be wrong, especially when they are in the grip of a fashionable dogma"                                                                                                                              Peter Hitchens, Sunday Mail: Comment (pg29) (25/04/2010)

 

"I almost felt a twinge of sympathy for the party leaders when a thermomaniac asked how they had reduced their carbon emissions. Nobody dared challenge the premise that climate change is man-made. No one would dare, because the focus groups, with which all parties are obsessed, report back that, despite the lack of conclusive evidence, everybody believes this to be the case. So politicians are damned by their own lack of leadership, and by their determination to buy into the crackpot beliefs of vocal minorities, rather than thinking for themselves and taking a lead." 
Simon Heffer, Sunday Telegraph (25/04/2010)

 

I agree with Barry on this; Britain’s major journalists (‘major’ as per their readership figures) are at last growing some cahones. This kind of ‘blasphemous’ commentary against the great god of global warming would have resulted in prompt persecution for the offenders in that Dark Ages period before Climategate. You remember that time? It was when hard-bitten eco-fascists made lily-livered journos eat out of their green-stained hands. 

 

Now such ‘heresy’ appears in mainstream newspaper comments in print editions; no longer confined to that heathen rabble that populate that sullied sewer known as the Internet.

 

The light of truth is beginning to shine more widely, despite that grotesque ashen cloud from Iceland putting Britain’s over-hyped General Election debates in the shade.

 

Given the mileage the press got out of Parliamentarian’s expenses, then Climategate has every chance of filling newspapers with juicy ‘corruption’ or ‘gate’ stories for another year and beyond.

 

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German Physicists Trash Global Warming ‘Theory’

For any non-scientist interested in the climate debate there is nothing better than a ready primer to guide you through the complexities of atmospheric physics – the ‘hardest’ science of climatology. Here we outline the essential points made by Dr Gerlich, a respected German physicist that counter the bogus theory of man-made global warming (AGW).

 

Before going further, it’s also worth bearing in mind that no climatologist ever completed any university course in climatology – that’s how new this branch of science really is. Like any new science the fall back position of a cornered AGW proponent is the dreaded ‘appeal to authority’ where the flustered debater, out of his or her depth, will say, “Well, professor so-and-so says it’s true – so it must be true.’ Well, don’t fall for that proxy tree-ring counters gambit any longer. Here is the finest shredding of junk science you will ever read.

 

Dr Gerlich, a respected German physicist, in a recently revised and re-published paper debunks AGW and shows that the IPCC “consensus” atmospheric physics model tying CO2 to global warming is not only unverifiable, but actually violates basic laws of physics i.e. the First and Second Law of Thermodynamics. The latest version of this momentous scientific paper appears in the March 2009 edition of the International Journal of Modern Physics.

 
 The central claims of Dr. Gerlich and his colleague, Dr. Tscheuschner include, but are not limited to:

 

1) The mechanism of warming in an actual greenhouse is different than the mechanism of warming in the atmosphere, therefore it is not a “greenhouse” effect and should be called something else.

 

2) The climate models that predict catastrophic global warming also result in a net heat flow from atmospheric greenhouse gasses to the warmer ground, which is in violation of the second law of thermodynamics.

 

Essentially, any machine which transfers heat from a low temperature reservoir to a high temperature reservoir without external work applied cannot exist. If it did it would be a ‘perpetual motion machine’ – the realm of pure sci-fi.

 

Gerlich’s and Tscheuschner’s independent theoretical study detailed in a lengthy (115 pages), mathematically complex (144 equations, 13 data tables, and 32 figures or graphs), and well-sourced (205 references) paper. The german physcists prove that even if CO2 concentrations double (a prospect even global warming advocates admit is decades away), the thermal conductivity of air would not change more than 0.03%. They show that the classic concept of the glass greenhouse wholly fails to replicate the physics of Earth’s climate. They also prove that a greenhouse operates as a ‘closed’ system while the planet works as an ‘open’ system and the term ‘atmospheric greenhouse effect’ does not occur in any fundamental work involving thermodynamics, physical kinetics, or radiation theory. All through their paper the german scientists show how the greenhouse gas theory relies on guesstimates about the scientific properties involved to ‘calculate’ the chaotic interplay of such a myriad and unquantifiable array of factors that is beyond even the abilities of the most powerful of modern supercomputers.

 

The paper’s introduction states it neatly:

 

“(a) there are no common physical laws between the warming phenomenon in glass houses and the fictitious atmospheric greenhouse effects, (b) there are no calculations to determine an average surface temperature of a planet, (c) the frequently mentioned difference of 33 degrees Celsius is a meaningless number calculated wrongly, (d) the formulas of cavity radiation are used inappropriately, (e) the assumption of a radiative balance is unphysical, (f) thermal conductivity and friction must not be set to zero, the atmospheric greenhouse conjecture is falsified.”

 

This thorough debunking of the theory of man made warming shows that any mechanism whereby carbon dioxide in the cooler upper atmosphere cannot exert any thermal “forcing” effect on the warmer surface below. To do so would violate both the First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics. As there is no glass roof on the earth to trap the excess heat, it escapes upward into space.Thus we may conclude that the common sense axioms are preserved so that the deeper the ocean, the colder the water and heat rises, it does not fall. QED.

 

(this article was first published on Climategate.com on December 27, 2010. Copyright belongs to John O’Sullivan)

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Oyster Study Proves Hudson Bay Warmer During Roman Era

Here’s a tasty morsel for those who have an appetite for such things; we find oysters are now upsetting the digestion of global warmists thanks to the revelations of a recent study of the Hudson Bay estuary.

A recent peer-reviewed paper related to the ongoing debate on climate change inspired my ‘Suite 101’ article about significant new findings concerning the historical record of oyster prevalence in the Hudson River estuary. These results add further damning evidence to prove that the global climate was probably far warmer in the Roman and Medieval eras by as much as 6 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

The study from the Hudson Bay north eastern region of the United States confirms what thermometer records have been showing in the U.S. for over a decade: America is cooling, not warming. In fact, according to the National Climatic Data Center the rate of cooling for the past 12 years has been at the astonishing rate of -6.60°F per century.

Having now established myself as an occasional contributor  on climate matters over at ‘Suite 101’ it may be the opportune time to suggest to readers that they peruse what’s on the menu over there.

Other such articles of mine, due to copyright reasons, are best sourced at Suite 101 where there is a healthy mix of pro-warmist and sceptical viewpoints to stimulate further interests and debate on this hot topic.

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