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These items caught my eye – 14 October 2013

1: Will their Failure to Properly Simulate Multidecadal Variations In Surface Temperatures Be the Downfall of the IPCC?; 2: “Wicked” Greenpeace casting a dark shadow over the world; 3: Snow, hail and rain make for dangerous conditions on state’s roads; 4:Washington Times: Climate due to water cycle not carbon dioxide; 5: climate fiction … there are no scientific forecasts that predict dangerous global warming.; 6: Climate Change – How Dare The IPCC Peddle This Monstrous Scare; 7: Words of wisdom from Ed Lorenz; 8: Met Say A 20-Year Pause In Warming “Unlikely”; 9: Dear Sir: Badly Sited Wind Turbines Don’t Make Sense For Fuel Bill Payers; 10: Saturday night at the movies: Suzuki 0, Ezra 10; IPCC’s Stocker brigade 0, Topher 10; 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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Will their Failure to Properly Simulate Multidecadal Variations In Surface Temperatures Be the Downfall of the IPCC?

Posted on October 14, 2013 by Bob Tisdale

OVERVIEW

This post illustrates what many people envision after reading scientific papers about the predicted multidecadal persistence of the hiatus period—papers like Li et al. (2013) and Wyatt and Curry (2013). See my blog post Another Peer-Reviewed Paper Predicting the Cessation of Global Warming Will Last At Least Another Decade.

NOTE: In addition to the above papers, see Pierre Gosselin’s post Explosive: Max Planck Institute Initial Forecast Shows 0.5°C Cooling Of North Atlantic SST By 2016! – Click here to read the full article
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“Wicked” Greenpeace casting a dark shadow over the world

Posted on October 14, 2013 by October 14, 2013

Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth have become merely destructive movements. And their self-righteous beliefs in their world-view seem to justify any means. – Click here to read the full article
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Snow, hail and rain make for dangerous conditions on state’s roads

Posted on October 14, 2013 by Ken McMurtrie

STAFF WRITER: Mercury October 13, 2013 10:01PM

Note the date – 6 weeks into Spring.

Being provocative of course, but winter should have departed, even in Tasmania!

Not conclusive, naturally, but this is a reminder to those that still think global warming is a disaster because it is hotter than normal in some places. – Click here to read the full article
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Washington Times: Climate due to water cycle not carbon dioxide

Posted on October 8th, 2013 by Joanne Nova

I’m very glad to see this point being made in the mainstream media. Earth is a water planet (yet the models don’t do clouds, rain, snow or humidity well). This is pitched for The Washington Times audience, not a science blog, but it’s a point well made, and it’s good to see the point about positive feedback from water vapor, which I (and David Evans) have been making for so long, is getting out to the mainstream press. Readers will also find the North Atlantic hurricane statistics on predictions versus outcome rather stark. – Jo – Click here to read the full article
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climate fiction … there are no scientific forecasts that predict dangerous global warming.

Posted on October 14, 2013 by pindanpost

The truth hurts, well, warmists anyway, Greenie Watch: The science fiction of IPCC climate models

Climate policies need scientific forecasts, not alarmist scenarios

By Kesten C. Green, J. Scott Armstrong and Willie Soon – Click here to read the full article
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Climate Change – How Dare The IPCC Peddle This Monstrous Scare

Posted on October 14, 2013 by Andrew Bolt

The disgraceful alarmism continues:

THE number of people expected to die in Sydney from extreme heat will triple by the end of the century, a leaked draft report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns.

Another 800,000 people will fall ill year from contaminated food and water – while more than 270,000 homes will be at risk of collapsing into the ocean from rising sea levels.

The unreleased draft of the IPCC’s second report also warns that $226 billion worth of coastal assets including homes, rail and road infrastructure are at risk with just a 1.1m rise in sea levels. – Click here to read the full article
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Words of wisdom from Ed Lorenz

Posted on October 13, 2013 by Judith Curry

Insights from Ed Lorenz, pioneer of chaos theory, on the detection of anthropogenic global warming.

Ed Lorenz has been arguably the most influential meteorologist in history, having laid the foundations of chaos theory. From his 2008 obituary:

In discovering “deterministic chaos,” Dr. Lorenz established a principle that “profoundly influenced a wide range of basic sciences and brought about one of the most dramatic changes in mankind’s view of nature since Sir Isaac Newton,” said a committee that awarded him the 1991 Kyoto Prize for basic sciences.

The Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society has just published what is probably Lorenz’s last interview, on the topic of the limits of predictability and the impact on weather modeling. – Click here to read the full article
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Met Say A 20-Year Pause In Warming “Unlikely”

Posted on October 14, 2013 by Paul Homewood

In 2010, the UK Met Office reported on some of their research, looking into what was then a decade of no global warming.

Recent Met Office research investigated how often decades with a stable or even negative warming trend appeared in computer-modelled climate change simulations.

Jeff Knight, lead author on the research, says: “We found one in every eight decades has near-zero or negative global temperature trends in simulations. Given that we have seen fairly consistent warming since the 1970s, the odds of one in eight suggest the observed slowdown was due to happen.”Click here to read the full article
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Dear Sir: Badly Sited Wind Turbines Don’t Make Sense For Fuel Bill Payers

Posted on October 13, 2013 by tallbloke

From the Melton Times letters page:

Wind Turbines: Expensive energy

There has been a lot of debate on wind turbines recently due to the rise in planning applications within and around the Vale of Belvoir.

I spent my working life as a power electronics/electrical power engineer, latterly as a consultant for Siemens on offshore wind farms at Thanet and Gwynt y Mor.

The Government is currently reviewing the wind power subsidies which are paid for by taxpayers so the renewable power companies are rushing to install turbines that will be locked into the present high feed in tariff (FIT index linked) subsidy for the next 20 years. – Click here to read the full article
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Saturday night at the movies: Suzuki 0, Ezra 10; IPCC’s Stocker brigade 0, Topher 10

Posted on October 13, 2013 by Hilary Ostrov

On the heels of his disastrous “debating” adventures down-under, Canada’s enviro-activist media darling, David Suzuki, called a media conference to publicize his latest stunt. SunNews Network’s Ezra Levant takes advantage of the occasion to expose even more of this aging drama queen’s hypocrisy: – Click here to read the full article
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Discussion

One thought on “These items caught my eye – 14 October 2013

  1. Reblogged this on The GOLDEN RULE and commented:
    Nice post!
    Useful compilation for all readers.

    Posted by Ken McMurtrie | October 15, 2013, 4:13 am

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