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These items caught my eye – 9 April 2013

Each week, I’ll pull together a range of items that have attracted my attention. I hope you will find the variety of topics covered both interesting and enlightening. If you follow a site that is, maybe, a bit off the beaten track and think it would be of interest, please contact me and I’ll take a look.


No, Margaret Thatcher Was Far Smarter Than The Global Warmists Claim

Andrew BoltBy Andrew Bolt
Posted on Tue 04/09/2013 by papundits

Here in Australia, the sad passing of Baroness Thatcher is major news, and is across all of the media outlets, and while most of the news is similar to what it is in most Countries, Andrew here mentions one point that she received little praise for, her scepticism of the Climate Change/Global Warming situation…..TonyfromOz.

Paul Bongiorno on Radio National today repeats a half truth about Margaret Thatcher:
She was convinced of the science of global warming

Bongiorno cites Thatcher’s 1990 speech at the second World Climate Conference, and quotes this passage:
The danger of global warming is as yet unseen, but real enough for us to make changes and sacrifices, so that we do not live at the expense of future generations.

But Bongiorno, in praising the speech and noting Thatcher was a trained chemist, neglects to add that Thatcher later changed her mind after studying further evidence.

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On Guemas et al (2013) “Retrospective prediction of the global warming slowdown in the past decade”

Posted on April 8, 2013 by Bob Tisdale

I received a number of emails about the newly published Guemas et al (2013) paper titled “Retrospective prediction of the global warming slowdown in the past decade”. It’s paywalled. The abstract is here. It reads:
Despite a sustained production of anthropogenic greenhouse gases, the Earth’s mean near-surface temperature paused its rise during the 2000–2010 period1. To explain such a pause, an increase in ocean heat uptake below the superficial ocean layer2, 3 has been proposed to overcompensate for the Earth’s heat storage. . .

Not too surprisingly ClimateProgress has a post New Study: When You Account For The Oceans, Global Warming Continues Apace about the paper.

The abstract suggests that the tropical Pacific and Atlantic Oceans are responsible for 65% of warming of global ocean heat content for the depths of 0-700 meters since 2000. However, the much-adjusted NODC ocean heat content data for the tropical Pacific (Figure 1) shows a decline in ocean heat content since 2000, and the ocean heat content for the Atlantic (Figure 2) has been flat since 2005.

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“Potsdam, We Have A Problem!”…As Observed Reality Diverges From Models, Europe’s Major Media Grow Skeptical

By P Gosselin on 8. April 2013

Doubts over climate science are snowballing among the elite media in Europe.

A wave of “climate science skepticism” in the media and other institutions is sweeping across Europe (see below).

The latest to shock the warmists is Switzerland’s leading daily Neuer Züricher Zeitung (New Zurich Newspaper – NZZ), which obviously has noticed that things aren’t warming up like they were once projected. In its latest report the NZZ has declared the science as: very much in dispute. H/t: Tomislav Rus at Facebook.

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Judges Call Eco Activists ‘Pirates’

April 8, 2013 by Donna Laframboise
Donna Laframboise
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society represents a return to humanity’s violent past.

You don’t need a peg leg or an eye patch. When you ram ships; hurl glass containers of acid; drag metal-reinforced ropes in the water to damage propellers and rudders; launch smoke bombs and flares with hooks; and point high-powered lasers at other ships, you are, without a doubt, a pirate, no matter how high-minded you believe your purpose to be.

So begins an 18-page court judgment released six weeks ago in Seattle by a panel of three judges. The individuals engaging in the above behaviour belong to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, an Oregon-based non-profit that provides a good demonstration of where extremist environmental thinking can lead.

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2 thoughts on “These items caught my eye – 9 April 2013

  1. “No, Margaret Thatcher Was Far Smarter Than The Global Warmists Claim” – I find the parallel with Obama’s latest efforts to recast himself as the new Reagan to be highly amusing. It seems they have no icons of their own to put on pedestals, so they have to bastardize the beliefs of past conservative icons to fit their worship system.

    Posted by PhilJourdan | April 10, 2013, 1:06 pm

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