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These items caught my eye – 12 November 2013

1: Cyclones, typhoons and cherry-picking; 2: The Climate Charlatans Gather In Warsaw; 3: Euan Mearns: UK temperatures since 1933 – Part 1.; 4:Other Philippine Super Typhoons; 5: October 2013 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly Update; 6: Denial; 7: Hinkley Point — Deal or No Deal?; 8: Australia to UN: no more “socialism masquerading as environmentalism” ; 9: Skeptics Are At A Huge Disadvantage Regarding Funding.; 10: Super Typhoon Haiyan Was Bad – But It Was Not Caused By Global Warming; 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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Cyclones, typhoons and cherry-picking

Posted on November 12, 2013 by Paul Matthews

Since Typhoon Haiyan is in the news, it seems timely to look at what the IPCC AR5 WG1 report says on this subject. The word “typhoon” is used to describe strong cyclones in the West Pacific – apparently it is just the Chinese for “big wind”.

The key graph plotting the numbers of cyclones and typhoons is Figure 2.34: – Click here to read the full article
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The Climate Charlatans Gather In Warsaw

Posted on November 11, 2013 by Alan Caruba

Back in 1997, the United Nations held a convention in Kyoto, Japan, that put together the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. It was a treaty that required the nations that agreed to it to reduce “greenhouse gas” emissions, principally carbon dioxide (CO2) in order to save Earth from the perils of “global warming.” There were 192 parties to the convention and, although the U.S. “signed” the treaty, the U.S. Senate unanimously defeated participation. By 2011, our neighbor, Canada, withdrew from it.

In Warsaw, Poland, for two weeks starting on November 11, the usual group of climate change charlatans have gathered for the 19th Conference of the Parties (COP-19) to try to breathe life into this greatest of all hoaxes. In 2009, COP-15, they had gathered in Copenhagen, but failed to come to any agreement on a successor to Kyoto whose mandatory reductions were initially applied to 37 developed nations, – Click here to read the full article
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Euan Mearns: UK temperatures since 1933 – Part 1.

Posted on November 11, 2013 by tallbloke

Repost of a repost by Clive best, shamelessly stolen because it’s so good. This adds to the several posts already here at the talkshop comparing sunshine hours to temperature regionally and globally. How long can the mainstream climate scientists ignore this growing body of evidence which demonstrates a link between solar activity levels, albedo cloud amount levels and surface temperature? H/T to A.C. Osborn Posted on November 9, 2013 by Clive Best

This is a repost written by Euan Mearns and is an introduction to the work we consequently did this summer concerning cloud and CO2 radiative effects on UK temperatures. Two more posts will follow describing the radiative model in more detail.
Click here to read the full article
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Other Philippine Super Typhoons

Posted on November 11, 2013 by Paul Homewood

From the Typhoon2000.com website in the Philippines, a bit of history on two of the worst super typhoons that ravaged the country in the past. – Click here to read the full article
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October 2013 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) Anomaly Update

Posted on November 11, 2013 by Bob Tisdale

We now have 32 years of satellite-enhanced sea surface temperature data, with complete coverage of the global oceans.

MONTHLY SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE ANOMALY MAP

The following is a Global map of Reynolds OI.v2 Sea Surface Temperature (SST) anomalies for October 2013. It was downloaded from the NOMADS website. The contour levels are set at 0.5 deg C, and white is set at zero. – Click here to read the full article
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Denial

Posted on November 11, 2013 by Judith Curry

The extension of the “denier” tag to group after group is a development that should alarm all liberal-minded people. One of the great achievements of the Enlightenment—the liberation of historical and scientific enquiry from dogma—is quietly being reversed. – Edward Skidelsky

From the Prospect Magazine, an article titled “Words that think for us.” It is very short, I reproduce it here in entirety: – Click here to read the full article
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Hinkley Point — Deal or No Deal?

Posted on November 11, 2013 by Roger Helmer MEP

Exactly half a century after the world’s first commercial nuclear plant began operation in 1956, British politicians decided to reverse the decline of the industry their predecessors had pioneered. Back in the ‘50s, it took just five years to plan, commission and build Calder Hall, which began producing energy in October 1956. But it has taken two governments seven years to draft energy bills, planning bills, design assessments, and much more besides to get to the point where we are now. French and Chinese state-owned companies will invest $16 billion on the new reactors at Hinkley Point. I’m delighted that at last we’re building new nuclear. But is the financial package a good deal for the energy consumer? – Click here to read the full article
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Australia to UN: no more “socialism masquerading as environmentalism”

Posted on November 11, 2013 by Australian Climate Madness

Watermelons: green on the outside, red on the inside. Environmental propaganda being used to implement another ideology is as old as the hills. So it’s about time the UN’s “climate aid” was called out for what it was. And no more syphoning of Aussie taxpayer dollars to unelected and unaccountable bureaucrats at the UN: – Click here to read the full article
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Skeptics Are At A Huge Disadvantage Regarding Funding.

Posted on November 11, 2013 by Climate Change Sanity

It is misinformation, largely based upon purposeful lies, that a giant conspiracy funded by Big Oil is making people skeptical of the theory of man-made global warming. Accordingly, this supposed campaign has been so good that the majority of people do not think that global warming is a significant issue. Surely that must be the explanation, they say. How else could such an insignificant number of people (skeptics) be so persuasive?

Lets assume that the premise that enough money can buy opinion is factual. If so, who is getting the money? The skeptics or the warmers? – Click here to read the full article
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Super Typhoon Haiyan Was Bad – But It Was Not Caused By Global Warming

Posted on November 10, 2013 by Leon Clifford

With Super Typhoon Haiyan causing catastrophic damage to the Philippines it is inevitable that many people will wonder whether the terrible force of this storm can be attributed to human influence – that is, to climate change.

Many mainstream media outlets were quick to make a connection between global warming and this monster cyclone with Britain’s Mirror among the first to sound the alarm in a headline warning “as climate change continues we should expect more devastating storms”. However, professional climate scientists have been more circumspect about attributing Haiyan to human activity – and with good reason: the fact is that the record does not support a connection between global warming and cyclones. – Click here to read the full article
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