Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Fractionation of Carbon Dioxide from Air "trapped" in Ice

"Another Hockey Stick Illusion?"



1000-Year History of Atmosheric CO2
Reconstructed analysing Air
From Ice cores at Law Dome, Antarctica and from Mauna Loa, Hawaii
(See http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/images/icecore.png)

“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge .. the world has suffered far less from ignorance than from pretensions to knowledge. It is not skeptics or explorers but fanatics and ideologues who menace decency and progress.”
by American historian Daniel Joseph Boorstin
(http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/10378.Daniel_J_Boorstin)


This is a work-in-progress to investigate the validity of attempts by scientists to reconstruct past atmospheric CO2 concentrations using air recovered from ice sheets. This air is considered by some to remain virtually unchanged for the decades, centuries and millennia that it is "trapped" within bubbles that form in the ice as it is compressed. Geologist Professor Richard Alley has gone as far as referring to the ice-core record as the "Gold Standard" for determining past atmospheric CO2 content (see Appendix A, Note 1) but is it?.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

The UK's Government Office for Science


UPDATES:

2013-03-25 More nonsense from the retiring Chief Scientist Professor Beddington?



A review of “The science of climate change” Web-pages


"Farewell" to Chief Scientist Sir John Beddington

That staunch defender of the Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Change (CACC) religion, our "beloved" BBC, provided the thankfully outgoing chief scientist Professor Beddington with another opportunity to push the CACC propaganda. On BBC News this morning he was there claiming that atmospheric CO2 levels have been pushed up to dangerous levels due to our use of fossil fuels and the consequence would be drastic weather conditions with more extreme changes between flooding and droughts.

" .. Prof Sir John Beddington warns of floods, droughts and storms .. The UK government's chief scientist has said that there is already enough CO2 in the atmosphere for there to be more floods and droughts over the next 25 years .. " (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21357520).

It seems that neither Sir John nor the scare-mongering environmentalists at the BBC have noticed the colder and colder winters we have been getting in recent years as we head into another period of NATURAL cooling that is predicted to last for DECADES. As we head into another Little Ice Age (or worse) perhaps Sir John will have a rethink about his support for the CACC propagandists.

One thing that Sir John forgot to mention was that the scientists upon whom he depended for advice while in office have no more idea than he does about what has caused such weather extremes since the world began 4.5 billion years ago.


He appears to have forgotten what he was saying back in 2010 about it being time to start listening what the scientists who are sceptical of the CACC hypothesis were telling us. The BBC too seems to have chosen to ignore what one of their more down-to-earth presenters Andrew Neil said back in 2010 " .. Global warming sceptics are having a field day amidst fiercely cold temperatures in many parts of Northern Europe and North America .. " (http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/dailypolitics/andrewneil/2010/12/global_warming_and_the_snowfal.html)

Andrew also reminded us of the similar environmentalist nonsense in 2000 from Dr. David Viner of the infamous University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit when he pontificated that snow in our future winters would become " .."a very rare and exciting event" (http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/dailypolitics/andrewneil/2010/12/global_warming_and_the_snowfal.html).



Wednesday, 29 September 2010

DEATH BY DROWNING - THE NEXT PHASE OF INDOCTRINATION? Part 2 29/09/2010

Introduction

In Part 1 of this three-part article I talked about some of the earlier political propaganda promoting The (significant human-made global climate change) Hypothesis and looked at possible motivation of one UK publisher of books by authors who support that hypothesis. This time I’ll talk about a book that is in preparation, the co-authors and a little about its USA publisher.

This additional potential “spin and scare” book “Rising Sea Levels” is being prepared for publication by McFarland and Co by co-authors Hunt Janin and Ursula Carlson. Let us take a closer look at the degree of expertise in the subject of “Rising Sea Levels” shared by this pair of ambitious writers. After all, it would seem to be reasonable to expect that they know something about a subject that they are writing about, especially one as contentious as sea levels claimed to be rising as a result of our use of fossil fuels.


Thursday, 9 September 2010

DEATH BY DROWNING - THE NEXT PHASE OF INDOCTRINATION? Part 1 09/09/2010

Last October in the run-up to the UN’s COP15 climate change fiasco in Copenhagen the previous UK “New Labour” Government’s Department of Energy and Climate Change ran a £6M advertising “scare” campaign “Bedtime Stories” as part of its Act on CO2 initiative. Accoring to the BBC (Note 1) QUOTE: This was intended “to make adults feel guilty about the impact their carbon emissions are having on their children's future. .. The minute-long ad, which launched on 9 October, features a father telling his daughter a bedtime story about "a very very strange" world with "horrible consequences" for children. It then goes on to show streets and houses underwater, with cartoon animals and people drowning and a jagged-tooth monster in the sky, representing global warming” UNQUOTE..


Monday, 6 September 2010

CAN THERE BE AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION OF IPCC? update 06/09/2010

UPDATES:


2012-06-25: 
I recently came across a September 2010 report written by Andrew Montford for the Global Warming Policy Foundation. "THE CLIMATEGATE INQUIRIES"   is worth reading (http://thegwpf.org/images/stories/gwpf-reports/Climategate-Inquiries.pdf).

As Lord Turnbull (http://thegwpf.org/who-we-are/board-of-trustees.html) said in his forward to the report " .. The result has been that the three investigations have failed to achieve their objective, ie early and conclusive closure and restoration of confidence .. ".

As I pointed out at the end of this article there were high hopes for the action taken by Kenneth Cuccinelli, Attorney General of Virginia, against the University of Virginia but these were dashed in a March by the decision of the Circuit Court of Albermarle County to QUOTE: .. set aside the CIDs with prejudice, on the different ground that the University of Virginia, as an agency of the Commonwealth, does not constitute a "person" under the Fraud Against Taxpayers Act and therefore cannot be the proper subject of a CID .. UNQUOTE (http://www.courts.state.va.us/opinions/opnscvwp/1102359.pdf).

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Monday, 28 June 2010

Statistical Shenanigans & the IPCC’s Assessment Reports

Politicians are fully familiar with the phrase “Lies, damned lies and statistics” (the origin of which has been attributed to the UK politician Benjamin Disraeli – Note 1) and frequently use the powers of statistical manipulation to distort facts in order to support whatever argument they are using at any particular time.


Saturday, 29 May 2010

Propaganda & Evangelism

Back in January at wattsupwiththat Anthony Watts presented an article concerning copyright and Peter Sinclair (much revered by gullible supporters of the UN’s human-made global climate change propaganda. That thread was referenced several times during the first half of March on Australian Senator Steve Fielding’s “Climate Change” thread (Note 1).

I dropped in at Wattsupwiththat (Note 2) and an article “Visualizing Arctic Coverage” caught my eye because of recent comments on Senator Fielding’s thread about the claimed catastrophic ice melt. After watching the UAHvGISSvHadCRUT animations I watched a Peter Sinclair A/V and decided to find out a little more about him. The first site that I came to (Note 3) described him as QUOTE: a radical environut who puts out a (usually) weekly series of YouTube video documentaries entitled “ Climate Crock of the Week” .. UNQUOTE. I soon understood why he was able to put across a very plausible presentation of climate change propaganda. He is not only a trained film producer but also a trained AGW propagandist, having been personally trained through The Climate Project by no less than global climate evangelist Al Gore.


Thursday, 13 May 2010

CAN THERE BE AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION OF IPCC? – update 13/05/2010

In my articles of 14th April and 31st March I commented on the politically inspired whitewashing of the UEA CRU following the leaking of E-mails in November. First there was the whitewash by the UK’s Commons Science and Technology Committee then another by the UEA’s “independent” review chaired by Lord Oxburgh. It looks as though we’ll soon have the media reporting a third, this one by the UEA’s own review team chaired by Sir Muir Russell.


Thursday, 6 May 2010

Climate Change, Pension Funds and the BBC

UPDATES

2012-11-14  CFACT have just published an article "BBC abandoned balanced climate reporting after meeting with these 28 campaigners ...Usual climate suspects. BBC stonewalled FOI request ... " (http://www.cfact.org/2012/11/14/bbc-abandoned-balanced-climate-reporting-after-meeting-with-these-28-campaigners/?utm_source=CFACT+Updates&utm_campaign=8f71f1579c-BBC_bias_revealed_b4_UN_Qatar_11_14_2012&utm_medium=email).






Some time ago sceptical climate change commentator John O’Sullivan published a revealing article QUOTE: Follow the Money: BBC Exposed in Biggest Climate Racket on Planet UNQUOTE (Note 1). It is an excellent example of how pension fund investments in green/renewable energy technologies provided the financial incentive for mainstream media organisations like the BBC to give full support to the UN’s human-made global climate change propaganda.

Friday, 30 April 2010

Political (Climate) Change Propaganda in Australia

In my article “More Climate Change Propaganda in Australia .. ”on 15th April (Note 9) I talked about how Penny Wrong, the Australian Minister for Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Water, used her political skills to push the UN-sponsored propaganda (Note 10) about catastrophic climate change from our use of fossil fuels. She did this with the whole-hearted support of Australian Premier Kevin Rudd who only five months earlier on 6th November had presented QUOTE: .. one of the strongest statements seen from a Head of Government of a ‘developed’ nation on climate change .. UNQUOTE (Note 1) to The Lowy Institute.


Thursday, 15 April 2010

More Climate Change Propaganda in Australia on 12th April

Australian Minister for Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Water Penny Wrong gave a “Faculty of Law Public Lecture Series” presentation (Note 1) at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane on 12 April 2010. It certainly was a beautiful piece of political propaganda, using much of what Hitler used in Germany and what many religions use today. It had it all, the warnings of avoidable catastrophe, the finger pointing at the culprits (the common enemy), the sacrifice necessary to avoid the catastrophe, the promise of reward for compliance, the mingling of truth with fiction and of course, the “messianic words” to be trusted unquestioningly. Wong covered many main points but I present a few observations about them.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

CAN THERE BE AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION OF IPCC? – update 14/04/2010

Further to my article of 26th March, following the politically inspired whitewash of the UEA CRU by the UK’s Commons Science and Technology Committee, we have the media reporting on another UEA CRU whitewash.


Monday, 12 April 2010

"Ecocide" - The UN’s Next Scam? After all, "Trees Have Rights Too"

Mainstream Media headlines, Wednesday April 1st 2020 “Stangler Figs on Trial in Nuremberg for Mass Tree Slaughter in Australia” (see Note 11 for information on the “strangler”).


Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Politics, The Media & The UK's “Climategate” Enquiries

On 31st March the BBC News TV channel enthusiastically announced the Commons Science and Technology Committee’s whitewash of the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit’s scientific practices. I then published my article “Can There be an Independent Investigation of IPCC?” (Note 6) concentrating on the UK enquiries - although there are others going on elsewhere which may be less of a whitewash, e.g. in the USA.


Tuesday, 6 April 2010

CHANGE IN GREENPEACE’S POLITICAL TACTICS

Greenpeace purports to be a believer in using peaceful action to influence political and public opinion, but it looks as though that claim may be shown to have little substance. This is mainly because of the fact that since the revelations of Climategate and the subsequent and incessant IPCC-gates people around the globe are starting to realise just how much of a confidence trick the UN and its supporters are trying to pull with the claim than humans are causing catastrophic global climate change through using fossil fuels. Greenpeace fanatics are becoming more and more frustrated, with the threat of punitive action being taken against those of us who dare to reject their doctrine.


Monday, 5 April 2010

THE LATEST UK (& AUSTRALIAN) SHENANNIGANS – ELECTIONEERING

The last few days have seen an intensification of the electioneering propaganda by the three major UK political parties, so let’s take a closer look at some of the empty promises being made by our not-so-honourable representatives. (If you’re puzzled by that last phrase I remind you of the politicians expenses scandal so beautifully exposed by the Daily Telegraph - Note 1. The bottom line for me on that one is that regardless of whether or not a particular PM personally abused the expenses/allowances system, they all new what was going on, did nothing to stop it therefore were all culpable).


Wednesday, 31 March 2010

CAN THERE BE AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION OF IPCC?

As expected, following the “Climategate” revelations arising from the leaking of EUA CRU files back in November, the limited enquiry by the UK’s Commons Science and Technology Committee has ended up as a whitewash as far as the science is concerned (Note 1). The report says QUOTE: The MPs' report acknowledged that Prof Jones "must have found it frustrating to handle requests for data that he knew - or perceived - were motivated by a desire to seek to undermine his work" .. "Within our limited inquiry and the evidence we took, the reputation of Professor Jones and the CRU remains intact. We have found no reason in this unfortunate episode to challenge the scientific consensus that global warming is happening and is induced by human activity UNQUOTE.


Friday, 26 March 2010

Bay of Bengal and Rising sea levels

Since 24th march the Internet has been awash with reports about climate change causing catastrophic flooding in the region around the Bay of Bengal, the implication being that this is being caused by our use of fossil fuels. As usual, this is pure propaganda pushed relentlessly by the UN’s IPCC. The region is at the boundary of the Indo-Australian tectonic plate which scientists agree has been moving northwards for the past 50M years and is now being forced beneath the Eurasian plate. It is the sinking of the earth beneath the Bay of Bengal rather than the sea level rising which is causing the problem. Similar ground movements are occurring elsewhere around the globe and have nothing to do with our use of fossil fuels.


Ocean acidification and coral reefs

Growth of Reef Corals and Sea Grass Around Shallow Water Geothermal Vents

Another of the IPCC-gate scares has been commented on recently, this one being the scare over increased atmospheric CO2 from our use of fossil fuels causing global ocean acidification leading to the destruction of coral reefs like the Australian Great Barrier Reef. Dr. Walter Starck (link), QUOTE: received a PhD in marine science from the University of Miami in 1964. He has over 40 years worldwide experience in reef studies and his work has encompassed the discovery of much of the basic nature of reef biology. UNQUOTE Dr. Starck draws attention to the evidence that shows that corals live happily within ocean environments where much higher than normal concentrations of CO2 exist, i.e. in the vicinity of geothermal vents.


Thursday, 25 March 2010

Politicization of Climate Change & CO2

You may be interested in looking at this paper (click on the “Sundry Papers” page below).

Abstract

For several decades vested interest groups of politicians, financial investors, environmentalists. etc have been distorting the inadequately understood processes and drivers of global climate change in order to further their own causes. Because of the numerous scientific uncertainties surrounding these processes and drivers scientists cannot reliably predict global, regional or even local climates, computer models have significant limitations, hence the model projections are flawed. This makes global climate change an ideal basis for political propaganda.
The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on climate Change (IPCC) is a politically motivated organisation, not a scientific one. The IPCC's politicised assessment reports distort the few elements of science that are reasonably understood and speculate in those areas of the science which still require considerable research. The IPCC set a deadline of December 2005 for papers accepted for consideration in the most recent assessment report on the science (Assessment Report AR4, 2007). This required papers to be accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal by approximately 15th December 2005, consequently AR4 did not take into consideration research suggesting that increasing atmospheric CO2 content has an insignificant affect on global climate. The AR4 summaries for policy makers are merely a political interpretation The proposed reductions in consumption of fossil fuels will do nothing about controlling climate change but will horrendously impact the economic well-being of many of the world's most deprived communities.

Best regards, Pete.

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