I reader asked me to hunt up this quote from American Betrayal by Diana West re the Terror Famine which killed millions of people in the USSR partly in what is now Ukraine – bottom page 103.
I was transfixed reading a few pages and decided to post them here – pages 102-103 – pages 104 105 – pages 107-107 – pages 108-109.
After reading the book in 2014 I posted – Interesting that “McCarthy style pressure” is often invoked – yet the Venona Intercepts showed McCarthy was substantially correct
There is a wikipedia page named Holodomor – a quote –
[Survival was a moral as well as a physical struggle. A woman doctor wrote to a friend in June 1933 that she had not yet become a cannibal, but was “not sure that I shall not be one by the time my letter reaches you.” The good people died first. Those who refused to steal or to prostitute themselves died. Those who gave food to others died. Those who refused to eat corpses died. Those who refused to kill their fellow man died. Parents who resisted cannibalism died before their children did]
Climate change blamed for Australia’s increased frost risk for cereal crops
John Brignell has a list of things caused by “global warming”
Remembering the great media beat-ups blaming Sahel drought on global warming. You could not make this stuff up. Is Global Warming Really Harming Africa’s Sahel Region? Thanks to an alert reader who says – The bias towards alarm is verging on the ridiculous.
This article from the Northern Advocate can not say – amazing
I have never heard of snow that far north in NZ – what can readers recall or find in archives?
The NZ herald reported in August 2011 – Snow falls in Auckland for first time in decades – I commented at the time.
The ABC reports – Chaotic unseasonal storms strike Marshall Islands and Guam as eight systems threaten western Pacific –
I am too busy to attempt to dig out data on this – make sure you include the word cyclone in any comment and I can rescue same if it gets caught in the spam queue. Same goes for earlier Raquel post. Not sure where the eight systems are.
Puts where we are now in perspective. I found myself looking for paleoclimate data from Australia – failing to find any charts going back through the Tertiary. So I thought it worthwhile reminding ourselves of the long term global trends.
Climate change during the last 65 million years – thanks to Robert A. Rohde for the chart below.
There is also a chart going back to the Cambrian – the first common ocurrence of fossil life forms – 540million years – chart by Glen Fergus. Note the timescale on these charts varies greatly.
NOAA: Elusive El Niño arrives – While the 30 day SOI is near neutral?
In view that NOAA and many other IPCC compliant spokes-folks have been calling an El Nino for a year now – it would appear that instead of quietly walking away whistling from their stone dead failed prediction and getting on with more useful work for USA taxpayers – NOAA has decided to use their prestige to say El Nino is here anyway. Crazy – but this is one of the effects of the IPCC on climate science.
Great review by Dr Craig Idso highlighting new Chinese research – over at ICECAP
Recall that about a month ago I posted – No evidence of warmer summers from Wollongong City Council swimming pool attendance figures
At that time I emailed Wollongong Council to ask about historic survey data re heights of their ocean pool walls – for my questions click on more below. Just got a reply saying – [Thanks for your enquiry. Unfortunately information on height of walls with respect to historical mean sea level is not available.
Any actual effects on the utility of pools have not been observed other than storm impacts.]
If anybody has ideas to access historic coastal survey data? Must be data in archives – I am sure our pioneers measured and recorded exactly where they were and where they built things on the planet. Continue reading
From a warmer time in Australian geological history – The Beaumaris Cliffs are the geological type locality for the Cheltenhamian Stage, a rock unit of the late Miocene epoch. The Cheltenhamian Stage is equivalent to the Messinian in this CSIRO chart. Geologic temperature record.