THE ECONOMICS AND POLITICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE: AN APPEAL TO REASON
A Lecture to the Centre for Policy Studies
1 November 2006
THIS IS A HIGHLY COMPLEX SUBJECT, involving as it does science,
economics and politics in almost equal measure. The Centre for Policy
Studies has kindly agreed to publish a greatly extended version of this
lecture as a pamphlet, in which I will be able to do greater justice to
that complexity and to quote the sources of a number of the statements I
propose to make this evening. It will also enable me to deal at slightly
greater length with the scaremongering Stern Report, published earlier
this week. But the essence of it is what I have to say tonight.
Continue reading Lord Lawson comments on scaremongering “Stern Report”
Majority Press Release
Decorated Scientist Defects From Belief in Global Warming – Caps Year of Vindication for Skeptics
October 17, 2006
Washington DC – One of the most decorated French geophysicists has converted from a believer in manmade catastrophic global warming to a climate skeptic. This latest defector from the global warming camp caps a year in which numerous scientific studies have bolstered the claims of climate skeptics. Scientific studies that debunk the dire predictions of human-caused global warming have continued to accumulate and many believe the new science is shattering the media-promoted scientific “consensus” on climate alarmism.
This is a lengthy post, Continue reading US Senate Majority Press Release slams “global warming” alarmism
Readers have been asking me what replies there are to wild claims made in the Al Gore movie. Several internet papers have appeared rebutting many points made by big Al. Enjoy.
Bulled by a Gore
September 13, 2006 12:00am
By Andrew Bolt of the Melbourne (Australia) Newspaper, HeraldSun.
Continue reading Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth’s movie shredded by Andrew Bolt, and others
A web page version of Dr. Lee Gerhard’s 70 panel presentation explaining the many relationships between geology, geological history and climate. Topics so poorly handled by the IPCC in their blinkered obsession with carbon dioxide.
Finally got around to assembling a rain history for the Brisbane River catchments. More to say at the above link.
This is the graphic.
I have more to say at the above link.
So much still to be discovered.
While exploring the KNMI Climate Explorer in late July this monster jumped out of the Jones data.
I emailed both CE and CRU about this and the balance of what I have been told is that the error was in the data as imported to CE.
This 20 years after PDJ has been nurturing all this stuff.
The issue is, what other errors would be found with a half diligent search ?
Carrying on from the previous post re UHI in China, it is fascinating that the Jones HadCRUT2 data has an amazing close agreement with MSU lower troposphere, 1979-2005 over most of the the USA 48 States from 30 to 50 North incl a small strip of far south Canada.
– Measuring the following four bands of grid cells, starting in the south at 30 to 35 North (LA), extending 9 cells east to Charleston 75W.
– Next on 35 to 40 North from 125 West to 70 West, 11 grid cells.
– Then 40 to 45 North, same longitude limits, 11 grid cells.
– Finally 45 to 50 North, 125 West to 50 West, 15 grid cells.
The average difference for all these 46 x 5 degree grid cells is that MSU warms over HadCRUT2 by an infinitesimal 0.0000073 degrees per year.
Considering the large blocks of grid cells in other global regions where HadCRUT2 warms strongly compared to MSU 1979-2005: www.warwickhughes.com/blog/?p=45 it is worth pondering why there is this close agreement between HadCRUT2 and MSU over the USA ?
Could it be pure chance ? Could it be due to superior USA surface data quality ? Is European surface data so bad ?
You see the issues. Why this great variation in HadCRUT2 minus MSU for different global regions ?
I made this map of sea surface temperature (SST) trends at the GISS website module, and it shows the 27 year trends 1979-2005 for an SST dataset GISS names HadReyn_v2 which I take in to mean the Hadley Centre version 2 SST’s with Reynolds data grafted on post 1982.
There may be another explanation of exactly what the dataset is but for sure it is the SST data Jim Hansen’s GISS group chooses to use.
I have annotated several warm anomalies that caught my eye and have compared UAH satellite trends over those warm patches with the the combined land sea HadCRUT2 data calculated at www.co2science.org.
See the Table for stunning differences in HadCRUT2 minus MSU, up to 1 degree C in 27 years !! The table also sets out the Lat & Long for various five degree grid cells that include these warm SST patches. For some history of the development of the SST datsets go to my page showing graphics of huge corrections required in raw SST data.
Last Update: Monday, August 7, 2006. 4:34pm (AEST) ABC online
High summer temperatures predicted
A leading climatologist says there is no evidence Australia will suffer from heat waves like those currently in Europe.
Dr Janette Lindsay, from the Australian National University, says there is no link between seasons in Australia and the Northern Hemisphere.
But she says Australia may be in for a warmer-than-average summer.
“The situation in Australia is very much a function of first of all what happens around the Pacific Ocean in regards to El Nino specifically,” Dr Lindsay said.
“All of the forecasts for El Nino for the coming spring and summer are that we’re looking at probably neutral, average conditions across the Pacific, maybe tending to be slightly warmer than usual.”
Dr Lindsay says Queensland and New South Wales can expect a dry spring as a result of recent temperature rises in the Indian Ocean.
“It’s likely to be drier than normal in Queensland and northern New South Wales over spring, and that also the rather mild temperatures are likely to continue and it may be warmer also in eastern Australia in spring,” she said.
Continue reading Weird ABC article: “High summer temperatures predicted”
This interesting one page article from the New Zealand Law Journal.
Sorry but I could not find a website for them.