Sunday, November 24, 2013

From Benny Peiser's Global Warming Policy Foundation

Met Office Global Warming Prediction Falls Flat
The Global Warming ‘Pause’ Hasn’t Gone Away

In 2007, a team of Met Office scientists predicted there would be 0.3°C warming during 2004-2014. This prediction has turned out to be wrong. We are almost into 2014 and there has been no warming at all since 2004. --Paul Matthews, IPCC Report blog, 20 November 2013

Scientists have found that record melting is not undermining Greenland’s massive ice sheet, reducing fears that it could literally slide into the ocean. A study reported today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has found the ice sheet moved more slowly than average in 2012, despite “unbelievably warm” temperatures that triggered the most extreme melting in 123 years. The findings alleviate concerns that lubrication caused by meltwaters which sink to the base of the ice sheet could accelerate its flow into the ocean. --John Ross,
The Australian, 18 November 2013

The ‘pause’ seen in the land and ocean global surface temperature during the last 16 years is one of the major talking points of climate science. It has been said by some politicians and journalists that ‘sceptics’ have used the ‘pause’ to undermine climate science. Actually there are a great many scientists and others working hard to understand the ‘pause.’ The ‘Pause’ IS climate science. This new paper does not affect the fact that the temperature databases, with their own allowances for data-free regions, show no warming for 16-years, or at the very least no warming for about 95% of the globe for 16-years. --David Whitehouse, The Global Warming Policy Foundation, 18 November 2013

We need to be clear that in the climate field at least, mere agreement with a position that erodes, however slightly, the alarmist position, is expected by scientists working in that field to have negative repercussions. How then can policymakers trust the scientific advice they receive and, perhaps more importantly, why should the public trust the policymakers? The answer is that they can’t – either of them. Without some external check on its integrity the advice is worthless. We need
red teams, and quickly. – Andrew Montford, Bishop Hill, 20 November 2013

Despite the recent spate of deadly twisters, including those that tore through the Midwest over the weekend, the scientific evidence shows that strong to violent tornadoes have actually been decreasing for the past 58 years, and it is possible that the explanation lies with global warming. That is not a scientific hypothesis, but a scientific conclusion based on observation. Regardless of the limitations of climate theory, we can take some comfort in that fact. --Richard Muller,
The New York Times, 20 November 2013

Temperatures in the UK are going to fall sharply over the coming weeks because that is what happens at this time of year, it has been claimed. Meteorologists believe that winter, a spell of short, cold days commonly defined as a season, will be more or less exactly what you would expect. Professor Henry Brubaker of the Institute for Studies said: “Household fuel costs will rise considerably as families try to increase the temperature of their homes.” He added: “There’s a high probability that this winter will be followed by another sudden, weather-related phenomenon known as spring.” --
The Daily Mash, 17 November 2013

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