The Weather Channel’s Heidi Cullen has called for decertifying AMS broadcasters who denied global warming was real. There have been over a thousand comments to The Weather Channel (TWC) about this.
I would say this is just a rare misjudged public comment and that discrimination against sceptics has been going on quietly, behind the scenes, for decades and I am not talking about TWC here. It might take the form of threats to tenured positions, difficulty publishing worthy papers critical of IPCC science, difficulties attracting funding that is not for pro-IPCC science, just general quiet slander.
Continue reading Global Warmers call for sceptical meteorologists to be “Decertified”
Funny how the pro-Global Warming people do not address scientific issues but straightaway turn to a form of ad hominem attack to try and neutralize what Joe D’Aleo is saying.
Global warming dissenters few at U.S. weather meeting
Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:30pm ET
By Ed Stoddard
SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) – Joe D’Aleo was a rare voice of dissent this week at the American Meteorological Society’s annual meeting in San Antonio.
D’Aleo, executive director of the International Climate and Environmental Change Assessment Project, a group of scientists, doesn’t think greenhouse gas emissions are the major cause of global warming and climate change.
Researchers who hold such contrary views do not appreciate being lumped together with flat-Earthers. They are legitimate scientists who question the mainstream, but they are a distinct minority.
“Greenhouse warming is real, but I think it is a relatively minor player,” D’Aleo said.
He claims other factors like solar activity and other natural causes are probably playing a greater role in rising temperatures — a position that gets a mostly chilly reception from this crowd.
Continue reading Meteorologist offers alternative view on GW
Contributed by Allan Taylor
We face a bleak economic future if the present unnecessary hysteria about global warming and climate change continues unabated and is acted upon by reducing carbon dioxide emissions to the atmosphere..
The UN (IPCC) inspired doom and gloom predictions on climate change are based on computer modeling of global climate, from which most scientists know you can predict practically anything by suitable manipulation of data inputs. Contrary to the UN, there is no scientific evidence that an increase in the carbon dioxide level of the atmosphere causes climate change nor does it present a problem.
Continue reading Global Warming Hysteria
The UK Met Office is predicting that 2007 will be warmer than 1998. We are accustomed to “hottest year” stories jumping out in November or December, but early January !!, this seems prescient beyond belief.
Reading deeper into this story we find the UKMO is relating the 2006 El Nino to the 1997 event and concluding that 2007 will exceed the warmth of 1998. Looking at this small figure from the NOAA web page:
and comparing 1997-98 to 2006-07, it is hard to see that 2007 will be particularly hot. The 1997-98 El Nino was a monster compared to the “on again, off again tiddler” of 2006.
We will see, read on for full article.
Continue reading UK MetOffice predicts HOT 2007
There are lessons to be learned from the December 2006 wildfires in Victoria and Tasmania. There were also lessons from the 2003 South Eastern Australian high country fires but many do not seem to have taken notice.
First lesson is crystal clear, if we do not achieve greater areas of, timely, hazard reduction burns, when they can safely be done in winter and spring, then nature will do the burning for us, at her pleasure, as we have seen in December 2006.
Continue reading Sea change required in the way forests and bush are managed in Australia
With solar activity currently in the grey zone near the end of cycle 23 and full aggreement not yet in as to if we have started on 24, it is interesting that there are strongly contrasting views as to how strong the next 11 year cycle will be. Here are two views from either end of the spectrum.
Continue reading Contrasting forecasts for Solar Cycle 24
The Albany Wind Farm (AWF) on the south coast of Western Australia was commissioned in 2001 and at the time there was a blizzard of publicity including TV adverts with a young girl claiming that the facility would supply 75% of electric power for Albany.
I thought this sounded optimistic and emailed Western Power asking if they could supply monthly operating statistics. It took a while to get a reply but in September 2002 a representative of the operating company replied that the information was commercially sensitive and would not be available but that they had experienced less wind than normal in the winter of 2002. Continue reading Albany Wind Farm underperforms
Two news items below report icebergs 260 kms south of NZ. Many sailing ship records from the 1890’s recorded icebergs much further north in the Southern Ocean, note 44 degrees south is near Geraldine, just south of Christchurch. Read my page;
Continue reading Icebergs near New Zealand, not as far north as in 1890’s
Yes this proposal to cover some of the GBR with shade cloth has actually made national news (article below) in Australia and is commented on at Federal CABINET level.
We are saying that if the GBR is suffering from GW, then surely this must be revealed in the long term temperature data from Willis Island, 400 kms plus east of Cairns. Clearly Willis island has experienced no warming trend in 67 years.
still being talked about 20 August 2012 –
Shade cloth could be used to protect coral reefs, scientists say
Continue reading Cover Great Barrier Reef with shade cloth ? ?