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These items caught my eye – 25 July 2013

1: Climate Change: What’s Happening?; 2: “the science is too uncertain to justify a single estimate of future rises.”; 3: Joe Bastardi Says Obama’s Energy Policy Based On Easily Disproven Assumptions.; 4: What on “Earth” is going on at the U.K. Met Office?; 5: The Changing Face of AGW Alarmism; 6: The Death Rattle Of The UN Climate Process; 7: Part 1 – Comments on the UKMO Report about “The Recent Pause in Global Warming”; 8: Mike Hulme: Nuccitelli “97% consensus article is poorly conceived, poorly designed and poorly executed”; 9: Floods Are Becoming Less Severe, Not More; 10: New paper finds 2012 US extreme heat wave was due to natural variability, not AGW;
Please remember to read the comments, as the information (and the links) contained in them often put the main article into context..
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Climate Change: What’s Happening?

Posted on 25 July, 2013 by papundits

By Nicolas Loris and Robert GeringerBy Nicolas Loris and Robert Geringer

President Obama reiterated his Administration’s commitment to addressing climate change in his Galesburg speech today, calling carbon dioxide “dangerous carbon pollution.” But just how dangerous is it? A recent hearing before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee called “Climate Change: It’s Happening Now” provided some detail, and several witnesses affirmed that what’s “happening now” isn’t exactly clear.

Asked directly — twice — if any of them could stand by President Obama’s statement that global warming has accelerated over the past 10 years, the entire panel of five scientists and climatologists gave the committee nothing but silence.

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“the science is too uncertain to justify a single estimate of future rises.”

Posted on July 25, 2013 by Ken McMurtrie

The Economist reports on IPCC CO2 Sensitivity as Friends of Science Issues a Statement on claims of 97% Scientific Consensus on Global Warming and Climate Change.

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Joe Bastardi Says Obama’s Energy Policy Based On Easily Disproven Assumptions.

Posted on July 24, 2013 by Climate Change Sanity

Joe Bastardi, Chief Forecaster at WeatherBell Analytics LLC says that the EPA has based the Administration’s energy policy on three easily disproven assumptions. In Bastardi’s posting “Evidence That Demands A Verdict” he list the following:

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What on “Earth” is going on at the U.K. Met Office?

Posted on July 24, 2013 by The View From Here

If you’ve been following the climate wars, you will know that for the past couple of years there have been numerous scientists and commentators who have discussed what has come to be known as “the pause” in “global warming”.

As each declaration made its way into public consciousness, someone or other from a “jewel in the crown, of British science and global science” (aka the U.K. Met Office) has leapt into the fray and dutifully performed some remarkable feats of linguistic gymnastics in order to “refute” such claims and/or (along with a virtual army of knee-jerk non-scientists such as Bob Ward) berate those who have had the temerity to remark on this (evidently now former) taboo.

Yesterday, however, the Met Office appeared to be doing an about face and finally acknowledged “the pause”. And they did so by releasing not one, not two, but three papers:

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The Changing Face of AGW Alarmism

Posted on July 23, 2013 by azleader

What are the effects of human-caused global warming? You’d think there is a definitive, obvious answer to that question. There isn’t.

Controversy surrounding the answer came out during scientific testimony given at a U.S. Senate climate change hearing last Thursday. Its title: “Climate Change: Its Happening Now“

The hearing consisted of two panels of five witnesses each. They were called as science experts to testify on various aspects of global warming.

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Ca), Chairperson of the Senate Environment Committee, called the hearing after President Obama’s major climate change speech last month.

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The Death Rattle Of The UN Climate Process

Posted on July 23, 2013 by Tory Aardvark

Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for the UN Climate process scam boondoggle which has been in terminal decline since the massive failure of COP15 in Copenhagen, back in 2009.

Since then each successive COP meeting has been a more spectacular car crash than its predecessors, the last COP18 saw the end of the Kyoto Protocol and no real successor to the only global treaty on emissions. In a desperate attempt to achieve something the COP18 President, Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah forced a number of measures through as the meeting was closing, that post COP18 have subsequently caused way more problems than they solved at the time.

Ignoring the observed empirical evidence of the COP18 failure the EU Climate Commissar Connie Hedegaard wrote a long article for the UK Guardian on December 14th 2012 claiming that COP18, was in fact a success, it was just the success was hiding in the deep oceans with the missing warming, or something like that.

Comrade Connie had this to say:

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Part 1 – Comments on the UKMO Report about “The Recent Pause in Global Warming”

Posted on July 25, 2013 by Bob Tisdale

INTRODUCTION

I’ve received a number of emails and requests to comment on the recently released 3-part report from the UK Met Office titled “The Recent Pause in Global Warming”. See the UKMO webpage here. This is part 1, corresponding to part 1 of the UKMO report.

For additional discussions of the UKMO’s papers, see Bishop Hill’s post Your ship is sinking. Will spin help? and Judith Curry’s post UK Met Office on the pause.

The UKMO is offering the same old tired excuses. As a result, much of this post discusses topics and presents data that have addressed in past posts. In other words, parts of the following are simply rehashings of topics we’ve discussed previously. And as I try to do in many posts, I’ve saved the best for last: I don’t believe the UKMO wanted to show a slowing of ocean heat content during the last decade or so, since the early 2000s, but they did.

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Mike Hulme: Nuccitelli “97% consensus article is poorly conceived, poorly designed and poorly executed”

Posted on July 25, 2013 by tallbloke

*THWACK* Take that Dana.

From Warren Pearce’s posting of Ben Pile’s excellent article at ‘Making Science Public‘

Mike Hulme July 25, 2013 at 6:39 am

Ben Pile is spot on. The “97% consensus” article is poorly conceived, poorly designed and poorly executed.

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Floods Are Becoming Less Severe, Not More

Posted on July 25, 2013 by Paul Homewood

We are often told that global warming will lead to more extreme floods, for instance here.

To test this out, a team of scientists analysed daily discharge data from many sites across the world, and found that there was no evidence at all that floods were becoming worse. Indeed, if anything the reverse was true.

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New paper finds 2012 US extreme heat wave was due to natural variability, not AGW

Posted on July 24, 2013 by THE HOCKEY SCHTICK

A new paper by a team of NOAA scientists published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society finds that the US extreme heat wave of March 2012 was due to natural variability, not AGW. According to the authors, “Several lines of evidence strongly implicate natural variations as the primary cause for the extreme event,” and “We conclude that the extreme warmth over the central and eastern U.S. in March 2012 resulted primarily from natural climate and weather variability, a substantial fraction of which was predictable.” Back in March 2012, however, the news headlines alleged that man-made climate change was responsible, including these sensational headlines:

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