Real Climate Science Is On The Air

I’m posting at  RealClimateScience first, and here later.

If you want in on the early scoop, you know where to go!

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My St Francis Epiphany

Supposedly St. Francis of Assisi had a terrible illness, and emerged with a vision to end his life of debauchery, and take care of lepers.

Similarly, I have been suffering from the flu from hell for the past week and have had an epiphany to stop global warming. Here is my prayer to Gaia

Gaia, chief bitch of the universe

Help me to end imaginary global warming, imaginary acceleration in ice loss, imaginary acceleration in sea level rise, imaginary increases in heat waves, imaginary increases in extreme weather, imaginary increases in drought, and most importantly – tell big tobacco to pay up or else

And grant me the serenity to accept the fact that our government is a bunch of idiots and crooks.

Amen

– PS tell big oil to pay up too

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Today’s Climate Morons

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Climate morons believe that glaciers calving are an indication of “climate change”

Glaciers are rivers of ice that flow towards the sea. Snow falls in the interior, and eventually finds its way to the ocean via gravity. All of the snow that falls, has to return to the sea. In the case of Greenland, that is 500 billion tons of ice per year.

Their logic is as intelligent as saying all the water flowing out the mouth of the Mississippi is an indication of drought. Complete imbeciles.

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The Rhone Glacier Then And Now

Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT:

By Paul Homewood

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From HH Lamb’s Climate, History and the Modern World , page 215

I have shown this comparison of the Rhone Glacier between 1750 and 1950 previously. It is from HH Lamb’s “Climate, History and the Modern World”.

It show just how much of the glacier was lost prior to 1950.

I have unearthed some more photos, to help fill in the gaps.

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Back in 1856, Rhône Glacier almost reached Gletsch village down in the valley. View from the valley.

 

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In 1870, Rhône Glacier had retreated about half a mile
and lost considerably in thickness, but still leaped down to the valley

http://travelguide.all-about-switzerland.info/rhone-glacier-retreat-globalwarming.html

The glacier appears to be about as large in 1856 as it was drawn in 1750. But even by 1870 it had experienced a rapid retreat.

We can contrast the 1950 photo with one taken in 2009

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They actually look pretty similar.

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Glaciers Shrank Thousands Of Feet Before 1902

Climate experts say that glacial melt is your fault, and can be stopped by you submitting to global communism. Only problem is that glaciers have been shrinking for 20,000 years since the end of the last ice age, and it has nothing to do with CO2 emissions.

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04 Oct 1902 – ALPINE GLACIERS DISAPPEARING.

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There Are No Qualified Atmospheric Scientists In Texas

Four years ago Andrew Dessler wrote that Texas would be hot and dry for the rest of the century, and that no qualified Texas scientists would disagree with him

Texas is vulnerable to warming climate
ANDREW DESSLER , HOUSTON CHRONICLE
July 10, 2011

The weather of the 21st century will be very much like the hot and dry weather of 2011. Giving extra credibility to this forecast is the fact that the weather extremes that we are presently experiencing were predicted in the first edition in 1995.

There are few qualified atmospheric scientists who would argue with the assessment in the book. And there are none in Texas. Attempts over the last few years to stage a debate in Texas about the science of climate change have required flying a skeptic in from out of state.

Texas is vulnerable to warming climate – Houston Chronicle

Four years later, Texas is cool and wet

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Texas is the wettest place in the country

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Texas temperatures peaked in the 1920s and 1930s. The long term trend is down since 1895

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The logical conclusion is that Texas climate academics like Dessler and Hayhoe have absolutely no idea what they are talking about.

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US Climate Getting Less Extreme

Extreme temperatures over 100F or below 0F are both on the decline in the US

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In 1936, more than 8% of temperature readings were either over 100F or below 0F, Recent years have been closer to 3%

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The Symptoms Of Global Warming And Global Cooling Are Identical

Climate experts blamed this past record cold winter in the east, on an expanded polar vortex caused by global warming and Arctic ice loss.

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For years, climate contrarians have pointed to snowfall and cold weather to question the scientific reality of human-induced climate change.  Such misinformation obscures the work scientists are doing to figure out just how climate change is affecting weather patterns year-round.

The Arctic connection and the polar vortex: A look at recent North American winters
Winters have generally been warming faster than other seasons in the United States and recent research indicates that climate change is disrupting the Arctic and ice around the North Pole.

The Arctic summer sea ice extent broke all records during the end of the 2012 sea ice melt season. Some researchers are pointing to a complex interplay between Arctic sea ice decline, ocean patterns, upper winds, and the shifting shape of the jet stream that could lead to extreme weather in various portions of northern mid-latitudes — such that some places get tons of snow repeatedly and others are unseasonably warm.

In the Arctic, frigid air is typically trapped in a tight loop known as the polar vortex. This super-chilled air is not only cold, it also tends to have low barometric pressure compared to the air outside the vortex. The surrounding high-pressure zones push in on the vortex from all sides so the cold air is essentially “fenced in” above the Arctic, where it belongs.

As the Arctic region warms faster than most other places, however, the Arctic sea ice melts more rapidly and for longer periods each year, and is unable to replenish itself in the briefer, warmer winter season. This can destabilize the polar vortex and raises the barometric pressure within it.

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It’s Cold and My Car is Buried in Snow. Is Global Warming Really Happening? | Union of Concerned Scientists

They sound so sincere!  Only problem is that they blamed very similar winters in the 1970s on global cooling, and Arctic ice gain.

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Telltale signs are everywhere —from the unexpected persistence and thickness of pack ice in the waters around Iceland to the southward migration of a warmth-loving creature like the armadillo from the Midwest.Since the 1940s the mean global temperature has dropped about 2.7° F. Although that figure is at best an estimate, it is supported by other convincing data. When Climatologist George J. Kukla of Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory and his wife Helena analyzed satellite weather data for the Northern Hemisphere, they found that the area of the ice and snow cover had suddenly increased by 12% in 1971 and the increase has persisted ever since. Areas of Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic, for example, were once totally free of any snow in summer; now they are covered year round.

Scientists have found other indications of global cooling. For one thing there has been a noticeable expansion of the great belt of dry, high-altitude polar winds —the so-called circumpolar vortex—that sweep from west to east around the top and bottom of the world. Indeed it is the widening of this cap of cold air that is the immediate cause of Africa’s drought. By blocking moisture-bearing equatorial winds and preventing them from bringing rainfall to the parched sub-Sahara region, as well as other drought-ridden areas stretching all the way from Central America to the Middle East and India, the polar winds have in effect caused the Sahara and other deserts to reach farther to the south. Paradoxically, the same vortex has created quite different weather quirks in the U.S. and other temperate zones. As the winds swirl around the globe, their southerly portions undulate like the bottom of a skirt. Cold air is pulled down across the Western U.S. and warm air is swept up to the Northeast. The collision of air masses of widely differing temperatures and humidity can create violent storms—the Midwest’s recent rash of disastrous tornadoes, for example.

TIME Magazine Archive Article — Another Ice Age? — Jun. 24, 1974

In 1977 National Geographic also blamed the almost identical weather pattern as 2015 – on global cooling.

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A ridge of high pressure over California, a deep dip in the jet stream on the East Coast.

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Heat and drought in California

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Bitter cold and deep snow in the East.

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People like the “Union of Concerned Scientists” sound so sincere and serious, but in fact they are simply propagandists who write sciency sounding stuff to fool politicians, journalists and other global warming useful idiots.

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