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These items caught my eye – 22 December 2013

1: In Light Of Decreased Global Temperatures, It’s Time To Take A Look At The Global Warming Spending Racket; 2: Celebrated Physicist Calls IPCC Summary ‘Deeply Unscientific’; 3: Greg Laden Once Again Expresses Something Other Than Fact; 4:Santa Not Worried About Global Warming; 5: Group-think described ; 6: Not the only one; 7: The Tesla battery swap is the hoax of the year; 8: Climate Prat of 2013 – We have a winnah!; 9: RSS & NCDC Temperatures Diverging For CONUS; 10: Happy Christmas; 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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In Light Of Decreased Global Temperatures, It’s Time To Take A Look At The Global Warming Spending Racket

Posted on December 21, 2013 by Kevin Mooney

International media outlets deserve credit for reporting accurately on the redistribution schemes that flowed out from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. But they should follow up by asking some hard questions about scientific assumptions that have not materialized.

Since the planet appears to be getting colder rather than warmer, it would seem that public policy should be reshaped to reflect challenges that have gone unaddressed at the U.N. Part of doing that involves taking a harder look at the massive amounts of money that are being spent trying to fight a problem that increasingly appears not to exist at all.

Dozens of nations signed off on an agreement that said they would make “contributions” toward reducing carbon dioxide emissions. The Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage is non-binding; so it’s not clear what the “contribution” actually means. In a press release, the UNFCCC said “detailed work” would begin next year in anticipation of upcoming conferences in Lima, Peru and Paris, France. That should give the media ample to dig into the impact global warming policies might have on the vulnerable populations the U.N. claims to champion. – Click here to read the full article
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Celebrated Physicist Calls IPCC Summary ‘Deeply Unscientific’

Posted on December 20, 2013 by Donna Laframboise

Among the documents recently submitted to a UK Parliamentary committee, a live grenade nestles in the straw.

It was written by a scientific luminary, Pierre Darriulat. For nearly 50 years, his professional life has been devoted to particle physics, nuclear physics, condensed matter physics, and astrophysics. For seven years, he was Director of Research at CERN – one of the world’s largest, most famous, and respected laboratories.

The biography included with his submission tells us that Darriulat was spokesperson for

one of the two experiments that simultaneously discovered the weak bosons and gave evidence for quarks and gluons being produced in the form of hadronic jets.Click here to read the full article
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Greg Laden Once Again Expresses Something Other Than Fact

Posted on December 20, 2013 by Bob Tisdale

In a recent visit to Steve Goddard’s blog, I came across the post Climate Scientists Always Trying To Rewrite Their Own History. It’s about a Tweet by Greg Laden, in which Laden states:

AGW Models do NOT predict southern SEA ICE reduction. You are simply wrong. And confused.

For those not familiar with Greg Laden, he is a well-known proponent of the hypothesis of human-induced global warming, who writes regularly at ScienceBlogs. – Click here to read the full article
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Santa Not Worried About Global Warming

Posted on December 20, 2013 by evilincandescentbulb

What worries Santa most these days is Western academia and politicians who use global warming as their excuse to ignore real problems. “If you don’t want to use the scientific method that’s fine,” Santa says, “but at least try using some common sense.”

“In order to conduct a proper scientific investigation, scientists must first formulate a falsifiable hypothesis to test. An alternative and null hypothesis – the simplest hypothesis consistent with the known facts – must be entertained. The hypothesis implicit though rarely explicitly stated in the IPCC’s work is that dangerous global warming is resulting, or will result, from human-related greenhouse gas emissions. The null hypothesis is that currently observed changes are the result of natural variability.”

Click here to read the full article
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Group-think described

Posted on 22 December, 2013 by Simon

Christopher Booker, writing in the UK Telegraph, points to a fascinating extract from a book entitled “The Blunders of our Governments” by Anthony King and Ivor Crewe. The extract in question refers to the work of an American psychology professor in the 1960s, Irving J. Janis, who studied the cultural phenomenon of group-think.

When reading the following paragraphs, keep in the forefront of your mind the following:

  • the ABC (and its ideological twin the BBC);
  • John Cook and Dana Nuccitelli of Skeptical Science;
  • Stephan Lewandowsky and his psychology mates, and
  • the majority of the ‘consensus’ community in climate science

and see how much of it can be applied to them. – Click here to read the full article
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Not the only one

Posted on December 21, 2013 by Trust, yet verify

Last two posts were about the Global Average Temperature of the Earth. Reading it again I realized that I forgot to mention an important thing: not only did I assumed that there was some kind of Global Average Temperature, but also that there was only one dataset “measuring” it. In an accurate way, like in we could trust on it. In my believer years this was the NASA Giss dataset (largely based on the NOAA NCDC dataset). – Click here to read the full article
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The Tesla battery swap is the hoax of the year

Posted on December 21, 2013 by Alberto Zaragoza Comendador

I didn’t create this essay because I dislike electric vehicles. While I’m skeptical of their potential, I have nothing against EVs per se.

Sure, electric cars enjoy a laundry list of incentives. I totally disagree with these policies, but a bajillion people have already pointed out why electric car subsidies are dumb. I cannot add much value there, and EV advocates will argue they’re doing nothing illegal anyway.

The fundamental reason this blog exists is to tell the world about the fraud Tesla is committing. This has resulted in tens of millions dollars’ worth of fraudulent carbon credits being received by the company, and if nothing is done the tally will get into the hundreds of millions. This blog exists not to tell people about EV incentives, but about the illegal incentives a particular EV company is getting. I covered much of the same ground in my first post, but here I’ll give California’s own regulations as sources.

You don’t have to take my word for it. – Click here to read the full article
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Climate Prat of 2013 – We have a winnah!

Posted on December 20, 2013 by Pointman

Unlike last year, the available selection this one has been noticeably thin. A lot of the usual prats have been smart enough to pick up on the winds of change and are quietly deserting the sinking ship. All we’ve heard from them is the occasional splash of their tiny, wee, small, pale and pink, ratty hands as they silently paddle away into the darkness. That’s not to say there haven’t been any prats around but there’s been very few of the good old true-believer Panzergrenadier variety of prat you could really enjoy giving a bloody good hiding to.

One or two new ones have appeared on the scene but they fall somewhere in that middle ground between being a true climate prat and simply being too thick to realise times have changed. George Clooney is probably a typical example; armed with all the knowledge one usually acquires before dropping out of secondary education without a diploma to become a matinée idol, he’s taken to calling us poor benighted deniers ignorant. – Click here to read the full article
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RSS & NCDC Temperatures Diverging For CONUS

Posted on December 21, 2013 by Paul Homewood

USA temperature trends are back in the news this week, with the unveiling at last week’s AGU of the new Berkeley Earth surface dataset.

It seems a good time to revisit a comparison I did a few months ago between the RSS satellite data for the USA 48 and the NCDC surface dataset.

First, let’s remind ourselves what NCDC show for annual temperatures up to 2012. – Click here to read the full article
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Happy Christmas

Posted on December 21, 2013 by Grumpy

Well, another year is about to grind its way to its inevitable conclusion and the warmist cabal have had a bad time of it over the last 12 months. That alone seems a legitimate excuse to have a bloody good knees-up, as if we needed one.

I hope you all have a great time over the holidays and I look forward to 2014 with anticipation.

Take care!
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