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UQx DENIAL101x 5.5.3.1 Hurricanes. Telegraph temperature adjustment claims 2. The GREEN MARKET ORACLE: Its Official Arctic Sea Ice is at its Lowest Level in Recorded History. Researchers at the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center, said that Arctic sea ice is at its lowest level ever recorded. What happens to the Arctic sea ice is of great relevance to everyone everywhere on the planet. Sea ice is a key indicator of climate change, as part of complex feedback loops, ice loss is expected to exacerbate our warming climate. Sea ice appears to have hit its lowest point on Sept. 16, when it covered 1.32 million square miles (3.42 million square km) of the Arctic Ocean, the smallest amount since satellite records began 33 years ago.

Some scientists have suggested we may see ice free summers in the Arctic in the coming years. . © 2012, Richard Matthews. Global Coal Risk Assessment: Data Analysis and Market Research. Myths vs. Facts: Global Warming — OSS Foundation. Myths vs. Facts in Global Warming: This news and analysis section addresses substance of arguments such as "global warming is a hoax", "global warming is a fiction", "global warming is created to make money for Al Gore". The main fallacy noted is that most arguments are facts out of context while others are simply false representations. When the facts pertaining to the arguments are viewed in context relevance becomes obvious. The data clearly indicates global warming is happening and is human caused. A Real Climate Assessment Scientists dedicated to science. 31,000 scientists say "no convincing evidence". 31,000 scientists reject global warming and say "no convincing evidence" that humans can or will cause global warming?

Lord Christopher Monckton Rebuttal to Lord Monckton: Christopher Monckton, 3rd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley. CO2 Lag Does CO2 Lag behind warming and climate change in the natural cycle? CO2 is Plant Food CO2 is Not a Pollutant ClimateGate The Copenhagen Distraction Did S. Newsletter 75. Printed in cyberspace on recycled electrons Keeping you informed about TecEco sustainability projects. Issue 75, Feb 24, 2008 We have presented James Hansen's Basic Fossil Fuel Facts as a new web page under sustainability that summarises the impact of fossil fuels and the urgent actions required in the opinion of Prof.

James Hansen. The page is republished from a publically circulated letter by James Hansen as a private citizen to Chancellor Angela Merkel, Federal Republic of Germany dated 22 January 2008, with kind permission from James Hansen. Unfortunately the use of man made carbonates to sequester atmospheric CO2 as advocated by TecEco is not mentioned. The role of coal in global warming is clarified by a small number of well-documented facts. Figure 1. Oil slightly exceeds coal as a source of CO2 emissions today, as shown in Figure 2a. Figure 2. Figure 3. Figure 3 shows reported fossil fuel reserves and resources (estimated undiscovered deposits).

Responsibility for Global Warming. YouTube. STEPHEN MOORE: Climate change not 'settled science' ManicBeancounter | Thoughts and Analysis, mostly on Climate Antidiscombobulationism. Global warming 'pause' explained › Dr Karl's Great Moments In Science (ABC Science) Dr Karl › Dr Karl's Great Moments In Science There are two major claims made about the global warming 'pause' by those who deny the science of climate change.

Both are incorrect, says Karl. By Karl S. Kruszelnicki In general, scientists are a pretty mild and inoffensive bunch. But over the last decade, one specific group of scientists has come in for a lot of criticism. In the USA, the Wall Street Journal wrote, "temperatures have been flat for 15 years - nobody can properly explain it. " Another newspaper from the same stable, the UK Daily Mail wrote "global warming 'pause' may last 20 more years, and Arctic sea ice has already started to recover". With regard to this 'pause', there are two major claims made by those who deny the science of climate change. The first one is that the climate is actually cooling - not warming. The second claim is that after some previous warming, the global climate is now constant, and neither warming nor cooling.

But first, why the year 1998? El Niño? ^ to top. 99.999% certainty humans are driving global warming: new study. There is less than 1 chance in 100,000 that global average temperature over the past 60 years would have been as high without human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, our new research shows. Published in the journal Climate Risk Management today, our research is the first to quantify the probability of historical changes in global temperatures and examines the links to greenhouse gas emissions using rigorous statistical techniques.

Our new CSIRO work provides an objective assessment linking global temperature increases to human activity, which points to a close to certain probability exceeding 99.999%. Our work extends existing approaches undertaken internationally to detect climate change and attribute it to human or natural causes. The 2013 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report provided an expert consensus that: Decades of extraordinary temperatures Detecting and measuring human influence The problem and the solution Why is this research important? Fact check: has global warming paused? “The UN’s climate change chief, Rajendra Pachauri, has acknowledged a 17-year pause in global temperature rises, confirmed recently by Britain’s Met Office, but said it would need to last ‘30 to 40 years at least’ to break the long-term global warming trend.” - The Australian, Feb 22 2013 Since the onset of the industrial age (from 1750 AD) Earth’s atmosphere, surface and ocean temperatures have warmed.

This is mainly due to the rise in greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4, N2O, O3, halocarbons, stratospheric water vapour from CH4) by a total of +3.06 Watt/m2. Other drivers include black carbon (+0.1 Watt/m2) and solar irradiance – the latter during the first half of the 20th century (+0.12 Watt/m2). Warming was in part mitigated by emitted sulphur aerosols (direct effects -0.5 Watt/m2; cloud albedo effects -0.7 Watt/m2) and by land clearing (-0.2 Watt/m2). Click to enlarge. Setting the record straight on misleading claims against Michael Mann. Attempts to discredit Prof. Mann and confuse the facts about his defamation lawsuits keep popping up and circulating in the blogosphere. Here we comment on issues pertaining to the conclusions of the Muir Russell investigation, Mark Steyn's response and counterclaims, and the status of the case in Canada against Tim Ball.

The first allegation is that Dr. Mann made false statements in a brief submitted to the District of Columbia Superior Court regarding Sir Muir Russell’s review of the UK Climatic Research Unit (CRU) emails (i.e., as part of the so-called Climategate investigation). Specifically, the allegations purport to show that Mann intentionally altered a quote from the Russell report in order to support the contention that Russell’s inquiry exonerated Mann. The Muir Russell report focused on the conduct of scientists at the CRU, which is based at the University of East Anglia. --IPCC AR5, Working Group I, Paleoclimate chapter, p. 386 Another claim alleges that Dr. "Dr. Stay tuned. How reliable are climate models?

Climate models are mathematical representations of the interactions between the atmosphere, oceans, land surface, ice – and the sun. This is clearly a very complex task, so models are built to estimate trends rather than events. For example, a climate model can tell you it will be cold in winter, but it can’t tell you what the temperature will be on a specific day – that’s weather forecasting. Climate trends are weather, averaged out over time - usually 30 years. Trends are important because they eliminate - or "smooth out" - single events that may be extreme, but quite rare. Climate models have to be tested to find out if they work. So all models are first tested in a process called Hindcasting. Where models have been running for sufficient time, they have also been proved to make accurate predictions. The climate models, far from being melodramatic, may be conservative in the predictions they produce.

Here, the models have understated the problem. Basic rebuttal written by GPWayne. Environmental Science and Skeptical Challenges - College8CoreWiki. Court Affirms Mann's Right To Proceed in Defamation Lawsuit | SEJ. Climate and Energy News | InsideClimate News. Around The Arctic June 2013. Around The Arctic June 2013 The Arctic is currently primed for rapid and extensive ice loss, unless we see some very unusual weather conditions this Summer.

The state of the ice can be seen in the following series of satellite images from NASA's Earth Observing System Data and Information System - EOSDIS. EOSDIS produces near real-time data and makes images such as the Arctic mosaic and the Near Real Time (Orbit Swath) Images available on the web. The Arctic mosaic is made up of panels arranged as six rows and six columns. Any panel can be viewed in higher resolution by clicking on it. Using images from the Arctic mosaic since June 10 2013 - except where clearly noted - I have compiled a 'June 2013 tour around the Arctic'.

Arctic Mosaic, annotated. A - Bering Sea and Chukchi Sea Arctic Mosaic Bering Straits June 2013 The annotations show the regions in the zoomed images below. Sea ice analysis June 13 2013 The next image is part of the NSIDC ice extent chart for June 14 2013. Region 1 Region 2. Visualize the impact of sea level rise in google earth. - Aslak Grinsted. I found this great layer for google earth which allows you to visualize the impact of sea level rise on your coast line in google earth. It is limited by the quality of the local terrain and geoid used in google earth but it is still very useful to get an idea about the local sea level rise in your region.

Here's what you need to do to get i to work: Install google earth. It can be found here.Open the "rising sea level animation" layer for google earth. Sometimes you can see the problems with the terrain/geoid if +1m of sea level doesn't cover the sea in your region. Over the next century sea level will probably rise by 1-2m globally (assuming no catastrophic collapse of e.g. the west antarctic ice sheet.) Www.edf.org/sites/default/files/5279_GlobalwarmingAttributuion.pdf. Coldest Start To The Arctic Summer On Record.