Two world renowned scientists in their field, Professors William Happer and W.A. van Wijngaarden write:"So the contribution of methane to the annual increase in forcing is one tenth (30/300) that of carbon dioxide. The net forcing from CH and CO increases is about 0.05 W m−2 year−1. Other things being equal, this will cause a temperature increase of about 0.012 C year. Proposals to place harsh restrictions on methane emissions because of warming fears are not justified by facts."
Professor Ross McKitrick, of the University of Guelph, Canada, writes at WattsUpWithThat: "Climate and energy policy has fallen into the hands of a worldwide movement that openly declares its extremism. The would-be moderates on this issue have pretended for 20 years they could keep the status quo without having to fight for it. Those days are over."
In this post, Anthony Watts of the highly regarded blog WattsUpWithThat shows seven charts relating to climate behaviour in the United States during the decade recently concluded, that expose the fallacies propagated by the catastrophycisists who preach "dangerous global warming".
Two students at St John’s College wrote to Andrew Parker, the principal bursar, this week requesting a meeting to discuss the protesters’ demands, which are that the college “declares a climate emergency and immediately divests from fossil fuels”. They say that the college, the richest in Oxford, has £8 million of its £551 million endowment fund invested in BP and Shell. Professor Parker responded with a provocative offer. “I am not able to arrange any divestment at short notice,” he wrote. “But I can arrange for the gas central heating in college to be switched off with immediate effect. Please let me know if you support this proposal.”
World leaders who met recently at Davos have been told that they mislead people about alleged dangers of 'climate change' when they permit the circulation of unproven predictions based on computer models. The advice came from Dr Guus Berkhout, president of the 820-member World Climate Inteligence (CLINTEL).
Here's the link to Dr Berkhout's full essay (38 pages: needs a little time to download):
"There is NO climate emergency. Preaching doom and gloom is a crime against the young generation. These are the key points of a new manifesto from the Climate Intelligence Group or CLINTEL. CLINTEL is a rapidly growing international group, led by prominent scientists, that opposes the ill-founded attempts to scare people into hasty climate policy actions. They also oppose the terrorizing of children as part of the false climate alarm". U.S.analyst Dr David Wojick posts on New Zealand blog, TheBFD.
The World Climate Declaration was initiated in 2019 by emeritus professor Guus Berkhout, founder of the Dutch Climate Intelligence Foundation (CLINTEL). The list of 816 signatories is a living document that is regularly updated with new additions. The most up-to-date version can be found on www.clintel.org. The declaraton is headed "There is No Climate Emergency" and contains detailed evidence to support this fact. The honorary secretary of our Coaltiion, Terry Dunleavy MBE, is New Zealand Ambassador for Clintel.
U.S. analyst David Wojick writes: "Many skeptics have written about the Australian bush fires, but science writer and blogger Jo Nova has done something truly remarkable. She has done a running in-depth analysis of both fires and the absurd climate claims made by the alarmists. With 15 fact filled blog posts to date and more coming, hers is a real time documentary of how the alarmists turn natural tragedy into breathless absurdity. I have seen nothing approaching it in terms of the depth of analysis."
WHAT LEGENDARY POETS WROTE ABOUT AUSSIE BUSHFIRES (Did legendary Australian poet Henry Lawson call his country's bushfires climate change? He most certainly did not. It’s nothing more than Mother Nature at her fiery worst. Tragic as it may well be, it’s happened before & it will happen again. It’s just a question of how they live with and manage the Australian bush. Fail to ‘back burn’ during the cooler, less windy months, the fuel load will surely grow & sooner or later, due to either man or lightning strike, it will surely burn, often with dire consequences for those who choose to build & live nearby.
Toward the end oi a longer poem in 1886, Banjo Paterson wrote about bushfires:
Coalition member Bryan Leyland adds his comment about historical origins of Australian bushfires:
And Christie, a contributor to the New Zealand blog "TheBFD" adds pertinent comments:
In Australia, Graham Williamson has rebutted in convincing detail claims of a university professor that the bushfires are caused by "climate change":
In America, Dr Roy Spencer, of the University of Alabama, pioneer of accurate satellite global temperaure observation and recording has rebutted claims by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology that 2019 is the country's warmest year on record:
Blog: Aussie firefighters say "Don't blame climate change":
UP-DATED 10 JANUARY: Jo Nova reminds us that "Black Friday in 1939 was an Australian bushfire disaster:
Telling how and why the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) originated, Dr Ed Berry writes in the U.S.: "IPCC and climate alarmists have abandoned the time-tested scientific method. They exclude evidence that proves their theory is wrong. This is 'confirmation bias' and it contradicts the scientific method. In true science, proof that a theory is wrong prevails over all opinions, consensus, and so-called evidence used to support the theory. The proof is simple. Simple inspection of IPCC’s 2013 report shows IPCC made gross errors in its calculation of the human carbon cycle."
Viscount Monckton of Brenchley has sent a strongly-worded message to the Pope and the Archbishop of Canterbury: "In this message for the New Year, I invite both of you to make a new resolution: 'I will no longer curry favour with the global governing elite by spouting fashionably fatuous, scientifically spurious, preposterously pietistic platitudes about the imagined – and imaginary – threat of global warming. Instead I will do what the Lord of Life did. I will speak up for the 1.2 billion people worldwide who are poor, and who will be condemned to remain poor because they are denied access to electrical power. I will demand that coal-fired power stations be built at once, for coal is plentiful and provides the cheapest and most reliable energy supply.'
Distinguished UK commentator Matt Ridley writes in 'The Spectator': "Let nobody tell you that the second decade of the 21st century has been a bad time. We are living through the greatest improvement in human living standards in history. Extreme poverty has fallen below 10 per cent of the world’s population for the first time. It was 60 per cent when I was born. Global inequality has been plunging as Africa and Asia experience faster economic growth than Europe and North America; child mortality has fallen to record low levels; famine virtually went extinct; malaria, polio and heart disease are all in decline. Little of this made the news, because good news is no news."
Dr Ed Berry sums up: "Today, almost all major news media, government websites, and case law assumes the IPCC climate theory is correct. But the IPCC theory is not correct. The IPCC theory is groupthink and nothing more. In 1972, Yale professor of psychology, Irving Janis, published the results of his study on human behavior, Victims of Groupthink: A Psychological Study of Foreign Policy Decisions and Fiascoes. He revised and enlarged his second edition published in 1982. He defined the term Groupthink to describe what happens when people get caught up in a pattern of collective psychological behavior. He showed that groupthink has three distinct features:: 1.A group of people assume a belief without a proper appraisal of the evidence. 2.To take the place of evidence, they claim their belief is shared by a ‘consensus.’ 3.Because their belief is not based on evidence, they defend their belief by irrational and dismissive hostility towards anyone who dares to question it. They will not engage in scientific discourse. They will reject all evidence that proves their belief is wrong.
The CO2 Coalition in America has issued a memo to the media correcting the record on how they cover stories related to climate science in an increasingly polarized news cycle. The memo is written by Dr. Caleb Rossiter, a climate statistician and the Executive Director of the CO2 Coalition, a group of climate scientists and energy economists that includes two former Trump administration officials, White House science adviser Will Happer and former EPA deputy Mandy Gunasekara.
Anyone concerned at the misinformational peddled about alleged adverse effects on Earth's climate arising from of emissions of methane (CH4) by farm animals must read this 2014 paper by U.S. scientist Dr Tom Sheahen, in which he first applies to CH4 the term "irrelevant", a term since picked up by other scientists such as Dr Will Happer.
In contrast to the force-fed climate alarmism that 16-year-old Swedish girl Greta Thunberg has been programmed to infliict on credulous youth, this YouTube video features a 19-year-old German young lady who explains how and why she converted from climate alarmist to climate skeptic. A message all young people should be encouraged to watch and hear.
We re-post this important paper by Drs Jock Allison (New Zealand) and Tom Sheahen (USA) to facilitate its discovery by our website search engine, in view of the extraordinarily wide demand for access to a paper that corrects outrageous over-exaggeration about the effects of agricultural emissions of trace gases such as carbon dioxide and methane.
Dr Judith Curry's message to ExtInction Rebellion and other doomsters: "Not only do you know nothing about climate change, you also appear to know nothing of history. You are your own worst enemy — you are triggering a global backlash against doing anything sensible about protecting our environment or reducing our vulnerability to extreme weather. You are making young people miserable, who haven’t yet experienced enough of life to place this nonsense in context."
A new paper published by researchers form the University of Turku in Finland suggests that even though observed changes in the climate are real, the effects of human activity on these changes are insignificant. The team suggests that the idea of man-made climate change is a mere miscalculation or skewing the formulas by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
U.K. Daily Telegraph columnisty Sherrelle Jacobs writes: "This post-truth scam is having a chilling effect on science. Experts are locked in a race to the bottom to make detailed and disastrous premonitions. And despite the fact that disciplined debate is the motor of scientific discovery, eco-extremists are shutting down discussions that dissent from the Apocalypse narrative. "