AP’s Seth Borenstein gets something right (but only the date)

Watts Up With That?

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley

I often get emails asking me to comment in detail on an article on global warming that pretends the “problem” is worse than it is. Here is my reply to one such request.

Earth is a wilder [no], warmer [no] place since last climate deal made in 1997

By SETH BORENSTEIN,November 29, 2015 [At least he got the date right]

PARIS (AP) — This time, it’s a hotter [Satellites show no global warming for the 223 months (i.e., 18 years 7 months) since April 1997], waterier [Water vapour is difficult to measure, but some records show no change in water vapour except in the vital mid-troposphere, where it has actually declined], wilder Earth [The IPCC, both in its 2012 Special Report on Extreme Weather and in its 2013 Fourth Assessment Report, says there has been no particular overall trend in storminess…

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US Government Messing With Texas

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Afternoons in Texas used to be much hotter prior to 1960. You can see why fraudsters like Katharine Hayhoe and Heidi Cullen start their graphs at the 1970s.

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This didn’t fit the government agenda, so NCDC simply changed the data to show warming


This was accomplished through a spectacular hockey stick of data tampering which would make Enron accountants blush.

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Criminals working for the White House predict a huge increase in the number of 100 degree days in Texas.

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Great Plains | National Climate Assessment

In reality, the frequency of 100 degree days in Texas has nearly dropped in half over the past century.

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This massive climate fraud being perpetrated by the US government is straight out of Orwell.

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Topsy-Turvey Carbon Footprints from Nature Climate Change

Watts Up With That?

Guest Post by IraGlickstein

The lastest issue of Nature Climate Change to reach my mailbox has some startling news, particularly considering that it comes from a generally Warmist publication. One might say is is “topsy-turvy” (upside down) from a Warmist viewpoint, but quite in keeping with a Skeptic point of view.

1) Total emissions from biodiesel are WORSE than emissions from fossil fuels, when considering both Direct and ILUC (Indirect Land Use Changes) Emissions.
2) Natural gas is WORSE than that “filthy fuel” coal when considering the net warming effects due to leakage rates of methane associated with natural gas and the cooling effects associated with aerosols from burning of coal.
3) Pure electric vehicles are WORSE than petroleum-burning hybrids, considering overall lifetime cost/benefits.

Here are some of the details:

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400(?) years of warming

Climate Etc.

by Judith Curry

So, exactly how long has it been warming?

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Keeping up the heat on the UK Supreme Court

Watts Up With That?

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley


On September 17, 2015, the UK Supreme Court held a climate-change propaganda event in its no. 1 and no. 2 courtrooms, in which only one side of the debate was permitted. Lord Carnwath, chairman of the event and a justice of the court, said:

“President Obama has said we are the first generation to feel the impact of climate change and the last generation that can do something about it. On that basis, the forthcoming Paris negotiations under the UN Climate Change Convention are a crucial test of our ability as a global community to address those challenges. The intention is that the commitments which emerge from those negotiations should have legal force.”

Worse, Philippe Sands QC, the court’s chosen lecturer, having regurgitated numerous IPCC talking-points without questioning the veracity of any of them, expressed outrageous prejudice against scientifically-qualified skeptics when he said:

“The International…

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The Collection of Evidence for a Lower Climate Sensitivity Continues to Grow – now up to 14 papers lower than IPCC

Watts Up With That?

By Patrick J. Michaels and Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger

Nic Lewis and Judith Curry just published a blockbuster paper that pegs the earth’s equilibrium climate sensitivity—how much the earth’s average surface temperature is expected to rise in association with a doubling of the atmosphere’s carbon dioxide concentration—at 1.64°C (1.05°C to 4.05°C, 90% range), a value that is nearly half of the number underpinning all of President Obama’s executive actions under his Climate Action Plan.This finding will not stop the President and the EPA from imposing more limits on greenhouse-gas emissions from fossil fuels. A wealth of similar findings have appeared in the scientific literature beginning in 2011 (see below) and they, too, have failed to dissuade him from his legacy mission.

The publication of the Lewis and Curry paper, along with another by Ragnhild Skeie and colleagues, brings the number of recent low-sensitivity climate publications to 14, by 42 authors…

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More Spectacular Lies From NASA About Greenland

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NASA claims that Zachariae Isstrom glacier is “collapsing.”


Collapsing Greenland glacier could raise sea levels by half a metre, say scientists | Environment | The Guardian

Only problem is, NASA satellite photos show that the glacier is growing, not shrinking


2015 : EOSDIS Worldview
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2013 : EOSDIS Worldview

The other large glaciers of northern Greenland are also growing.

Petermann Glacier


Ryder Glacier


In 1939, scientists also said that this glacier was collapsing, along with all the other glaciers in Eastern Greenland, and Norway.


17 Dec 1939, Page 15 – at Newspapers.com

Even if the glacier was melting at the rate they claim (4.5 billion tons per year) that would raise sea level only about half an inch over the next century, not half a metre.

The level of fraud on display from NASA ahead of Paris is off scale.

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