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Winter Comes Month Early in Northern Regions. WUWT, October 27, 3014. Early Snows & Lost Grain Tonnage Central Asia Ural Mountains (Oct 03), USA Crop losses (Oct 11), Ukraine (Oct 22), Grain fields of Northern Kazakhstan snow and frost. As snows arrive earlier with a cooling phase on Earth, grain harvests and planting will be affected. NOTE: We posted a story on October 10 of significant crop losses due to early frosts in Southern Australia. Now it is happening in Northern Asia. Evidence is building (not proving) that we are indeed entering into a 30 year cooling period that could be devastating to global food production. Increased CO2 may help reduce the crop failures. Stay tuned. Global Warming: The Other Side. KUSI News, January 16, 2010. KUSI meteorologist John Coleman, Cofounder of the Weather Channel, interviews a series of climatologists to explain the real and fraudulent science and controversy surrounding Global Warming. An excellent 5 part series.

Europe Commits Economic Suicide – Agrees to Massive Emission Cuts. WUWT. October 24, 2014. The European Union has just committed economic suicide, by agreement a landmark deal, to cut CO2 emissions by 40% by 2030. But anyone who is expecting a rational re-appraisal of European environment policy – don’t underestimate the blind determination of Europe’s green elite, to fulfill their dream of an emission free Europe. They will, in my opinion, happily bomb the European economy back into the stone age to achieve their ridiculous goal. NOTE: What is happening in Europe is also happening in the Obama administration as progressive insanity (literally) drives U.S. policy. The article provides an example of one of the insane green EU Commissioners.

The Pacific Decadal Oscillation Explained. Nocapandtrade.us, January 13, 2010. Accuweather's Joe Bastardi provides one of the best explanations available on the relationship between earth's temperature and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) and what is happening now that we are entering the cool phase of the PDO. It explains far more than the CO2 model of climate change.

World Food Production at Record Levels. WUWT, October 23, 2014. “Despite all the gloom and doom from people like Paul Ehrlich and the warmers who say global warming will stunt food production, the reality is far different. It seems the increase in CO2 along with adaptive crop genetics may have combined to produce this bonanza… Wheat output is already seen at its highest ever level, while prospects for exceptional yields in the U.S. and EU help to boost the global maize forecast to within 1 percent of last season’s biggest-ever crop.” NOTE: Proof that CO2 fertilization of all vegetation (including food crops) has increased food production dramatically, some estimates as much as 20 percent the past four decades.

Data Fraud and Corruption. To read newspapers and magazines, as well as TV news, it appears that the data used to prove man is causing global warming is rock solid and not open to debate. It is not. In fact, the data is so fraudulent and corrupted that it should never be used to justify cap and trade legislation. Yet, that is exactly what is happening. These are just a few of the examples of fraud.
Solar Flare Danger – Massive Sunspot the Size of Jupiter Takes Aim at Earth. WUWT. "The potential for a massive solar flare directed at Earth is looming large... Since rotating into view, the sunspot group AR12192 has continued to grow in size and complexity, becoming the largest sunspot of the current solar cycle, cycle 24 (SC24.) The region has produced numerous C and M-class flares including an X1 flare... AR2192 has an unstable ‘beta-gamma-delta’ magnetic field that harbors energy for powerful explosions, and the active region is turning toward Earth." NOTE: Cycle 24 has so far been pretty anemic. Its supposed to be fading out now (there should be dozens of spots but note there are only 5. Anemic cycles can produce a super mass ejection and that seems to be the case now. It can do a lot of damage to our electronics so keep on top of this. What's Wrong With Cap and Trade? An overview by Kristie Pelletier of the science and climate models of global warming. The models are wrong and there has been natural warming and cooling for thousands of years. Cap and trade legislation is not needed.
NOAA Report Destroys Global Warming Link To Extreme Weather. Forbes, October 9, 2014. "According to NOAA’s new publication, Explaining Extremes of 2013 from a Climate Perspective, there is no discernible connection between global warming and 2013 extreme weather events such as the California drought, Colorado floods, the UK’s exceptionally cold spring, a South Dakota blizzard, Central Europe floods, a northwestern Europe cyclone, and exceptional snowfall in Europe’s Pyrenees Mountains... Nevertheless, agenda-driven activist groups and their media lapdogs repeatedly tell the lie that global warming is causing California’s drought." NOTE: We have reported on the lack of evidence for extreme weather for years. Nonetheless, it is refreshing to see that NOAA is finally admitting it. Cap and Trade Insanity. Cap and Trade legislation in the US Senate will destroy the American way of life--forever. It puts the government in charge of our economy. It forces the use of renewable wind and solar energy which have serious problems we are not being told about. Neither are economically feasible with today's technology and will cost trillions of dollars. The same strategy in Spain has resulted in huge job losses and escalating costs to Spanish consumers.
Research: West Antarctic Glacier Likely Melting from Geothermal Heat Below. WUWT, October 12, 2014. “A paper published today in Earth and Planetary Science Letters finds evidence that one of the largest glaciers in West Antarctica, the Thwaites Glacier, is primarily melting from below due to geothermal heat flux from volcanoes located along the West Antarctic Volcanic Rift System, i.e. not due to man-made CO2…  Air temperature in the Antarctic hasn’t risen since 1979,” again making it impossible that global warming is causing the melting. NOTE: This is old, but important news. As we have reported research years ago found the same thing. Yet, you will not read it in the mainstream media. The Crippling Cost. Although Congress tells us that the cap and trade legislation will only cost an average family less than $200 a year, that is just wrong. Very wrong. It is the biggest tax increase in the history of the United States. But Congress is hiding it so you can't see it. Analyses done by independent organizations shows that it will cost families many thousands of dollars a year and will drastically lower our standard of living. It hits the poor especially hard, even with federal rebates.
Agriculture Losses in 2014 Due to Cold Temperatures. WUWT, October 11, 2014. Early frost events, below normal temperatures and snows across the globe are starting to reduce agricultural yields. Cooling temperatures and reduced sunspot counts are easy data points to find, so to match results, I have recorded early frost events, below normal temperatures and snows across the globe are starting to reduce agricultural yields. Sept-Oct 2014. Australia, Algeria, USA, Canada, China, South Africa. NOTE: We've been warning of global cooling and crop failures for several years. It's not good. If this continues, it will result in major crop failures such as happened in the little ice age, which was accompanied by famine and pestilence. Pray it doesn't happen. The UN IPCC Fraud The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is supposed to be the last word on unbiased science concerning global warming. In fact, the IPCC stifles any science that contradicts its man-caused mantra. It must not be used to justify cap and trade legislation.

Rainfall & Floods – Observations More Reliable Than Climate Models. WUWT, October 10, 2014. "Despite claims to the contrary, there has been NO significant change in rainfall trends in recent years both at global and UK levels. It remains very difficult to make strong claims about any changes there have been because of high natural variability in rainfall patterns, particularly in the UK..." “We are constantly bombarded with insinuations that storms and floods are caused by or ‘linked to’ climate change.” “In reality these claims are usually based on climate models, which have a demonstrable inability to tell us anything reliable about rainfall" or anything else for that matter. NOTE: This is old news for some, but bears repeating. There is NO factual real-world basis for man-caused warming, nor for the cataclysmic claims of doom. If the alarmists use any evidence, it is climate models, the vast majority of which predict warming of 2 to 3 times what is actually happening. The entire thing is a fraud.

The Carbon Footprint. Carbon dioxide is not, cannot be a pollutant. It is a miracle gas that is essential for life on earth, and was ten times more abundant in geologic history. Kristie Pelletier explains that increased levels of carbon dioxide has been a blessing to ecosystems and food production.
Eastern EU Nations Oppose New EU Climate Goals. EU Observer, October 2, 2014. "With only three weeks to go before the European Council is to make a final decision on new climate goals for 2030, six Central and Eastern European countries have declared their opposition to the proposed targets... The six countries are the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria and Romania... Most of the six rely heavily on coal, which is one of the energy sources that emits the most carbon dioxide." NOTE: Several of these have said they would withdraw from the agreement if their energy costs increased--which is inevitable with green energy. Very powerful socialist green groups are literally at war with those who want to get rid of green energy, creating deep division. Industry is fleeing Europe as a result, taking jobs with them. The population is split nearly 50-50 between the two ideologies. Failure of Climate Models. Leading international scientists explain why man-caused global warming cannot be occurring. The entire man-caused global warming fear is based on climate (computer) models. Climate models cannot duplicate the complexity of earth's climate. When climate models attempt to predict the past they fail miserably to predict to predict what actually happened. Excerpted from the DVD Global Warming, Emerging Science and Understanding.
The "Heat Went to the Oceans" Excuse Disproven--Deep Ocean Has Not warmed Since 2005. WUWT, October 6, 2014. Global warming alarmists "think that the deep ocean has absorbed all the heat that isn’t showing up in the atmosphere, and that’s way we have “the pause”. Well, that’s busted now according to ARGO data and JPL and it has NOT gone into the deep ocean... The cold waters of Earth’s deep ocean have not warmed measurably since 2005, according to a new NASA study, leaving unsolved the mystery of why global warming appears to have slowed in recent years." NOTE: Of the dozen or so hypotheses conjured up to explain the 18 year "pause" in global warming, the "ocean ate the heat" was the best the alarmist scientists could come up with. And, like all previous claims about man-caused warming, this one also was disproven by real science. CO2, Pollutant or Miracle Gas.  These leading scientists explain how critically important CO2 is to life on earth. Atmospheric CO2 was as much as 10 times higher in the past as it is today, and concentrations as much as 5 times current levels have not shown any adverse effects. Plants are CO2 starved and thrive when CO2 levels are elevated. It is estimated that crop production worldwide has increased already by 12 percent. It is essential to an expanding human population. Excerpted from the DVD Global Warming, Emerging Science and Understanding
Coal-fired Generator Qualifies for UK Standby Power List. Financial Times (subscription only), October 3, 2014. "Coal-fired power producer, Drax, and French energy group, EDF, have qualified for a UK scheme to reward [coal-fired] power companies for keeping plants on standby... The auction is one of several so-called capacity mechanisms that countries across the EU plan to avoid supply crunches and provide back-up on grids with growing proportions of intermittent electricity supplied by wind farms and other renewable generators.NOTE: This is insane, but necessary to keep the power on and homes heated when wind and solar power fail this winter when the wind doesn't blow or the sun shine. It's happened in previous winters with near disastrous results. The very powerful green lobby is forcing Europe to continue its failed green energy policies. The Critical Importance of CO2.  These leading scientists explain how critically important CO2 is to life on earth. Atmospheric CO2 was as much as 10 times higher in the past as it is today, and concentrations as much as 5 times current levels have not shown any adverse effects. Plants are CO2 starved and thrive when CO2 levels are elevated. It is estimated that crop production worldwide has increased already by 12 percent. It is essential to an expanding human population. Excerpted from the DVD Global Warming, Emerging Science and Understanding
As of Oct. 1, No Global Warming for Past 18 years. CNS News, September 30, 2014. "The Earth’s temperature has “plateaued” and there has been no global warming for at least the last 18 years... The "plateau" is evident in the climate record Christy and former NASA scientist Roy Spencer compiled using actual raw temperature data collected from 14 instruments aboard various weather satellites... The fact that no one predicted what’s happened in the past 18 years indicates we have a long way to go to understand the climate system.” NOTE: The warming trend attributed to man and CO2 emissions occurred from 1979 to1997; 18 years. So why is global warming proven by 18 years of warming, but 18 years of no warming (or even some cooling) is merely a pause that is meaningless?  
Rockefeller Divestment Is Shameless Climate Summit Eyewash. CFACT, September, 25, 2014. The day after the People's Climate March in NYC and the day before Obama's fictional climate speech in the UN, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) announced they are divesting from fossil fuels. That's nothing new. "The public hasn’t a clue how ferociously RBF has been wrecking fossil fuel industries by funding politically ambitious climate advocates. Maybe RBF doesn’t want the public to know, given crumbling climate science and vanishing world concern about global warming. But beginning when the Fund was established in 1940 by the six grandchildren of Standard Oil mogul John D. Rockefeller, RBF has poured billions into the broad environmental movement, becoming its biggest single donor from the 1950s into the 1990s... RBF...co-funded the creation of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 1988, donated to the IPCC trust fund and kept very busy giving grants for the 1992 Earth Summit to push an anti-fossil fuel treaty package. NOTE: The RBF is sometimes said to be the main driver of the environmental movement and plays a very large role in setting its agenda.  
Australia Caught in Own Tangled Web of Data Manipulation. Jennifer Marohasy, September 12, 2014. "THE Australian Bureau of Meteorology now acknowledge that they change the temperatures at most, if not all, the weather stations that make-up the official station network from which national temperature trends are calculated... It all amounts to corruption of the scientific process on a grand scale, with significant economic implications." Pre-manipulated data show a cooling of 0.4oC since 1910, while manipulated data changed that into a staggering 1.6oC warming--a difference of 2.0oC difference! NOTE: NOAA was caught doing exactly the same thing earlier this year and NASA was just caught this week bumping recent temps a bit higher, continuing a long history of data manipulation. It is now obvious that no government temperature data can be trusted. There is no such thing as scientific integrity anymore.  
Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Sets Another New Record; More than 20 Million Kilometers2. WUWT, September 19, 2014.  Antarctic Sea Ice Extent for September 19th, 2014 is 20.11297 million square kilometers, which is 1,535,000 sq km above the 1981-2010 climatological mean and a new record. NOTE: Forty years of records show the sea ice should be shrinking by now as spring arrives at the South Pole. It isn't. It is still growing at a record rate that can only be described as spectacular. The sea ice completely surrounds the Antarctic Peninsula, which has only happened the past couple of years. Both 2012 and 2013 were also record years. Meanwhile, the Arctic Icecap summer retreat is rapidly recovering from its record retreat of 2012.  
Professor Bob Carter Warns of Unpreparedness for Global Cooling. WUWT, September 13, 2014., Carter, "writing in today’s edition of The Australian, a major Aussie daily newspaper, warns that the world is unprepared for imminent global cooling, because of the obsession of policy makers with global warming... This predicted global cooling, if it occurs, will mean that polar vortex winters and cold related crop failures, such as the recent frost catastrophe which destroyed a significant fraction of Australia’s wheat crop, in the state of New South Wales, will become a normal part of life, and will most likely become a lot worse. NOTE: We've been warning of this possibility for years and is much more serious than global warming ever could be. These crop failures were a continuous phenomenon during the Little Ice Age of the 1700s. They were accompanied by massive famine and pestilence. Modern farming practices may help, but a crop failure is a crop failure.  
Solar & Wind Power Costs Are Huge Compared to Natural Gas Fired Generation. WUWT, September 6, 2014. Solar energy is about ~34 times the cost of comparable standard Gas Fired generation, whereas Wind-Power is only ~12 times the comparable cost. Had conventional Gas Fired technology had been used, the full ~31 GW capacity would have provided non-intermittent electricity production and wholly dispatchable power could be generated as and when needed. NOTE: There is nothing to commend solar and wind with today's technology. In addition, it is terribly unreliable because the sun doesn't always shine, or the wind blow.  
China and Indian Leaders Skipping UN Climate Summit. Bloomberg, September 4, 2014.  
Urban Heat Island (UHI)--Worse than We Thought. WUWT, August 20, 2014. New study found that in 60 U.S. cities, "57 cities had measurable urban heat island effects over the past 10 years. Single-day urban temperatures in some metro areas were as much as 27°F higher than the surrounding rural areas, and on average across all 60 cities, the maximum single-day temperature difference was 17.5°F. Cities have many more searing hot days each year. Since 2004, 12 cities averaged at least 20 more days a year above 90°F than nearby rural areas. The 60 cities analyzed averaged at least 8 more days over 90°F each summer compared to adjacent rural areas. NOTE: The IPPC, NOAA, NASA and EPA have totally discounted the role of UHI in creating false warming data. We have been citing studies like this for years that totally disprove that. Once again, our government is lying to us.  
Cold Summer: 1,025 Record Lows in First Three Weeks of August. New American, August 25, 2014. The NOAA Daily Weather Records for today, August 25, report that in the last 30 days there have been 331 U.S. “High Max” records set. However, there were 2,104 (more than six times as many) “Low Max” records set. The same NOAA page reports in its “Year to Date” section that 2014 has seen 7,053 High Max records set, but nearly three times that number (19,178) of Low Max records were set during the same period... Of course, we continue to see blazing headlines and breathless broadcasts from the establishment news media regarding every new high temperature record, but a near total blackout of the news of low temperature records. NOTE: This cold has actually been setting records for over a year, increasing the evidence that the sun's hibernation is putting us into decades of cold weather. Where's the warming?  
Energy Policy, Reform Roll-back Put German Economy in Uncertainty. Reuters, August 15, 2014. “The Federal Statistics Office revealed that gross domestic product (GDP) [of Germany] had contracted by 0.2% in the second quarter… Chancellor Angela Merkel’s abrupt exit from nuclear energy after the Fukushima disaster in Japan and aggressive push into renewables has unnerved German industry… “Energy intensive industries in particular have lost confidence in the future of Germany as a business location… The unintended effect of the policies has been to discourage firms from investing at home. Corporate investment in machinery and equipment, for example, hit an all-time low of 6.2% of GDP last year.NOTE: The impact of the Russian embargos won’t affect Germany until the 3rd quarter. Other contributing factors include earlier retirement and other social programs. Green energy costs seem to be playing the largest role.  
Is It the Sun? Canadian Free Press, August 6, 2014. "We may be witnessing the sun’s last dying gasps before entering into a long slumber... In 2008 William Livingston and Matthew Penn of the National Solar Observatory in Tucson,...predicted that sunspots could more or less disappear after 2015, possibly indicating the onset of another Little Ice Age. They stated, “The occurrence of prolonged periods with no sunspots is important..., since the Maunder Minimum was shown to correspond with the reduced average global temperatures on the Earth.” The Maunder Minimum lasted for approximately 70 years from about 1645 to 1715, and was marked by bitter cold, widespread crop failures, and severe human privation. NOTE: The article goes on to describe a growing body of research supporting this hypothesis. We've been reporting on this for a few years, and while no one can yet say it is inevitable, it is growing increasingly likely. Despite NOAA's fake data saying May and June were record hot months, this summer has set record numbers of cold days.  
Bombshell: Study Shows Greenhouse Gas Induced Warming Dropped Past 14 Years. WUWT. Study "finds from 800,000 observations a significant decrease in longwave infrared radiation from increasing greenhouse gases over the 14 year period 1996-2010 in the US Great Plains. CO2 levels increased ~7% over this period and according to AGW theory, downwelling IR should have instead increased over this period... The findings contradict the main tenet of AGW theory." NOTE: There has been an increase in clouds. AGW theory holds clouds will increase earthbound long wave radiation while skeptics have predicted less downward, more upward into space and more solar radiation reflection. Looks like skeptics are winning the debate. Watch 4 min video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E-ryS5ehPo.  
So Far In 2014, Record Low Temperatures Outpace Record Highs Nearly 2-1 in the USA. WUWT, July 31, 2014. Numbers released today by NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center show that not only has July been abnormally cool in the USA, but so has 2014 in general. For the last 30 days, there have been 574 record highest temperatures in the USA, and 1,726 record lowest. A ratio of 3 to 1, indicating that July was very cool. But, the year so far has also been cool. So far for the USA year to date, the numbers of record lows outpace the highs two to one. NOTE: In sharp contrast to NOAA’s claim that April through June broke warm temperature records using their “adjusted” data that is proven to greatly inflate current temperatures while depressing 20th century temperatures, actual records show new cold records (for either high or low temperatures) outstrip warm records by 2 to 1 in 2014. NOAA’s claim to global warming is nothing more than a statistical artifact they created, not reality.  
Report: The Chain of Environmental Command. July 30, 2014. MUST READ! The explosive U.S. Senate Report highlights the collusion between environmental activists, the EPA, and billionaires using large sums of money ($7.9 billion annually) to influence environmental public policy through the Environmental Grantmakers Assoc. (EGA). The Obama Administration has installed an audacious green-revolving door among senior officials at EPA so that former environmentalists working at EPA funnel government money through grants to their former employers and colleagues. NOTE: We've known about this collusion since the very early 1990s and have a set of audio tapes of the EGA's 1992 meeting. They would curl your hair. Like the EPA environmentalists are no friends to humanity and as the findings show are in the pockets of the global elite who are using environmentalism to destroy the U.S. so they can institute global governance.  
Study: Only ~3.75% of Atmospheric CO2 is man-made from Burning Fossil Fuels. Climate Depot, July19, 2014. A paper published today in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics finds that only about 3.75% [15 ppm] of the CO2 in the lower atmosphere is man-made from the burning of fossil fuels, and thus, the vast remainder of the 400 ppm atmospheric CO2 is from land-use changes and natural sources such as ocean outgassing and plant respiration. The findings are in stark contrast to alarmist claims that essentially all of the alleged 130 ppm (parts per million) increase in CO2 since pre-industrial times is of man-made origin from the burning of fossil fuels, finding instead that only 15 ppm or ~11.5% of the increase is of fossil fuel origin. NOTE: If these findings are confirmed, it would blow the entire man-caused theory out of the water. Expect a blistering attack by the greens on these authors and their findings. Most, if not all, with be smear attacks without facts, or if they attempt to use facts, they will be based in pseudoscience.  
Should You Trust NOAA's Claims About May-June Records? WUPT, July 28, 2014. Last month was the hottest June since record keeping began in 1880, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Monday. It marked the third month in a row that global temperature reached a record high. However as we have shown here, the warming is all in the questionable adjustments made to the data, with a major cooling of the past and allowance for UHI contamination in recent decades. The all time record highs and days over 90F tell us we have been in a cyclical pattern with 1930s as the warmest decade. NOTE: Finally, skeptics are challenging how NOAA and the data masters manipulate their data to create artificial global warming. The article then expands to discuss how the f  
Weather Channel Founder Debunks Global Warming Hoax. American Prosperity, July, 2014 John Coleman, "an award-winning meteorologist with 60 years of experience and founder of the Weather Channel has produced a video explaining the history of the man-made global warming hoax... Coleman explains that any so-called “climate change” is extremely negligible from a long-term perspective and nothing unusual or alarming. He points out that Antarctic sea ice is close to an all-time high, and the polar bear population is as high as it’s been in recorded history.  

No 'Free Rein' for the EPA. The Hill, July 2, 2014. Important! An Constitutional attorney part of the recent Supreme Court decision on the EPA explains the decision goes much further than previously thought. The decision "clearly rain's] in the agency from what has become a pattern of regulatory overreach. This will prove to be a heavy blow to the EPA’s future plans to regulate carbon...  More than 6 million buildings and facilities potentially would now need permits" under EPA's new regs. "This included schools, churches, apartment buildings and everything in between, which even the EPA recognized would be absurd... The EPA had another solution:  'Tailor' the statute – or essentially rewrite it – to increase permitting levels to target major facilities like power plants, while reserving authority to tighten thresholds over time so that an increasing number of buildings and facilities ultimately would be required to obtain permits... The Court told the EPA that basic Separation of Powers principles do not permit Executive Branch agencies to rewrite duly enacted laws.  The Court therefore struck down the Tailoring Rule, holding that 'it would be patently unreasonable – not to say outrageous – for the EPA to insist on seizing expansive power' to rewrite Congressional enactments." NOTE: I have warned of EPA's rewrite in Range magazine for 2 years. Although early reports of the Court's ruling seemed to suggest limited curtailment of the EPA's rules on carbon, it now appears the Court really clipped the wings of EPA's continuous attempts to become the High Priest of the U.S. If so, it is a real win for every American.

 
Antarctica Sets New Record for Sea Ice Area. “WUWT, June 29, 2014. The sea ice surrounding Antarctica…has hit a new all-time record high for areal coverage… The new record anomaly for Southern Hemisphere sea ice, the ice encircling the southernmost continent, is 2.074 million square kilometers…  The previous record…was 1.840 million square kilometers and occurred on December 20, 2007. Global sea ice area, as of Sunday morning, stood at 1.005 million square kilometers above average. NOTE: We’re barely half way through the winter in the Southern Hemisphere. The record could be a blockbuster by late September/early October when the maximum extent occurs. It will be interesting to see how much the polar icecap shrinks this summer.  
A Cool Question, Answered? WUWT, June 28, 2014. When will it start cooling? David Evans has developed a climate model based on a number of inputs including total solar irradiance (TSI), carbon dioxide, nuclear testing and other factors... The hindcast match is as good as you could expect... This graph shows the CET record in blue with the hindcast of the notch-filter model using modern TSI data in red with a projection to 2040. The projected temperature decline of about 2.0°C is within the historic range of the CET record. NOTE: The forecast drop of 1oC by 2020 and possibly 2oC by 2030 would be a global disaster to the magnitude of the Little Ice Age in 1700s -1800s. Although not fully validated yet, the validation of the 1oC drop seems accurate and is ominous. Is this why the IPCC has totally ignored the sun's influence for 25 years as part of the biggest hoax in human history? Pray this new model is shown to overestimate the temperature drop.  
Justices Limit Existing EPA Global Warming Rules. ChicoER, June 23, 2014. "The justices said that the Environmental Protection Agency lacks authority in some cases to force companies to evaluate ways to reduce carbon dioxide emissions" in a 7-2 decision. "Justice Antonin Scalia, writing for the court, said "EPA is getting almost everything it wanted in this case." Scalia said the agency wanted to regulate 86 percent of all greenhouse gases emitted from plants nationwide. The agency will be able to regulate 83 percent of the emissions under the ruling, Scalia said. NOT E: This is the problem of using junk science to "prove" man is causing global warming. It allows insane decisions like this one that annually will cost 224,000 jobs and a $51 billion dollars hit on our economy with near zero benefits. Progressives don't have a clue to reality. Either that or they are deliberately trying to destroy our economy.  
Alarm Over Climate Turns People Off. London Times, June 24, 2014. Alarmist claims about the impact of global warming are contributing to a loss of trust in climate scientists, an inquiry has found. Apocalyptic language has been used about greenhouse gas emissions as “a deliberate strategy by some to engage public interest”. However, trying to make people reduce emissions by frightening them has “harmful consequences” because they often respond suspiciously or decide the issue is “too scary to think about.”… The inquiry concludes: “Alarmist messages that fail to materialise contribute to the loss of trust in the science community.”  NOTE: It is a wonder anyone still believes in global warming (the federal government and their progressive lapdogs excepted). So many catastrophic predictions have been made—some given 20 years ago and supposed to be happening now)—that have never materialized and science that has been proven bogus that no one should believe it. Yet, the delusion continues for over half the country.  
Justices Limit Existing EPA Global Warming Rules. ChicoER, June 23, 2014. "The justices said that the Environmental Protection Agency lacks authority in some cases to force companies to evaluate ways to reduce carbon dioxide emissions" in a 7-2 decision. "Justice Antonin Scalia, writing for the court, said "EPA is getting almost everything it wanted in this case." Scalia said the agency wanted to regulate 86 percent of all greenhouse gases emitted from plants nationwide. The agency will be able to regulate 83 percent of the emissions under the ruling, Scalia said. NOT E: This is the problem of using junk science to "prove" man is causing global warming. It allows insane decisions like this one that annually will cost 224,000 jobs and a $51 billion dollars hit on our economy with near zero benefits. Progressives don't have a clue to reality. Either that or they are deliberately trying to destroy our economy.  
Beware of False Prophets. June 9, 2014. Scientists are in a special category in the public’s mind, since they are perceived to have specialized knowledge that, it is assumed, will benefit society in general and, more importantly, the individual concerned with his own well-being... The government has now assumed the mantle of protector and can prophesize that the new clean air regulations specifically targeting carbon dioxide (“carbon pollution”) will prevent “150,000 asthma attacks in children each year and 20,000 heart attacks,” forestall dangerous climate change, hold back sea-level rise, and prevent global warming.  The lack of valid supporting scientific facts to make such claims is ignored, as political dogma has marginalized and even punished scientific dissent. NOTE: Global warming and EPA science used to justify horrendous regulations is no longer even pseudoscience. Most of it is made up out of thin air, or other science refuting it never sees the light of day. No civilization can survive this!  
U.S. Climate Reference Network Shows the Temperature Pause. WUWT, June 8, 2014. The U.S. Climate Reference Network provides the most accurate surface temperature network in the world. "Not only is there a pause in the posited temperature rise from [alleged] man-made global warming, but a clearly evident slight cooling trend in the U.S. ... Average Temperature over nearly the last decade... there is a slight cooling in maximum temperatures [and the] heat wave events (seen in 2006 and 2012) were isolated weather incidents, and not part of the near decadal trend... A cooling trend of almost 1oF in the minimum temperatures across the Contiguous United States for nearly a decade." NOTE: This very accurate data set should prove that we have had a pause, maybe even a decline in earth's temperature since 2005 when the network first went into effect. It won't though because this is not about science but politics.  
Climate Policy and the Poor. Global Warming Policy Foundation, June 5, 2014. "Measures currently being taken to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide from fossil fuels are directly harming the poor, both in the developing and in the developed world. Energy sources that are not based on fossil fuels make power and food – both of vital importance for the poor – more expensive and more

difficult to obtain... The environment may be preserved by many actions without placing prime emphasis on the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions. In the long term the human race may have to replace fossil fuels as an energy source, but not at present." NOTE: Apparently, Obama's love affair with the poor extends only to those issues that gives him more power. Otherwise, he doesn't care about the poor.

 
Germany Prepares to Allow Fracking. Financial Times, June 5, 2014. "Germany is set to lift its ban on fracking as early as next year, after caving in to business demands that it should reduce its dependency on Russian energy and boost competitiveness with US manufacturers... Fracking has been the subject of a fierce debate in Germany’s ruling coalition, with some politicians keen to reduce reliance on Russian energy imports, while others fear the impact of fracking chemicals on a densely populated country... Germany’s estimated reserves of shale gas are significantly smaller than those of Poland and France... However, German shale gas, which is concentrated in its northern states, still has the potential to provide a long-term domestic supply." NOTE: About half of Europe's population are rabid socialists who are afraid of their shadow. However, the Ukraine crisis and the threat of bankrupting business and the nation have seemed to force the issue to favor fracking in Germany. Expect England to follow suit next.  
UK Energy Security; Myth and Reality. GWPF, June 2, 2014. Germany provides a warning example of its growing green energy insecurity. Last December, both wind and solar power came to an almost complete halt for more than a week. More than 23,000 wind turbines stood still while one million photovoltaic systems failed to generate energy due to a lack of sunshine. For a whole week, conventional power plants had to provide almost all of Germany’s electricity supply. Germans woke up to the fact that it was the complete failure of renewable energy to deliver that undermined the stability and security of Germany’s electricity system. NOTE: This is what the U.S. has to look for as Obama forces us to depend on more wind and solar energy. It is absolutely insane. What happened in Germany (and England last year) is reality. People could have died if coal fired plants had already been torn down.  
Obama’s big EPA announcement tomorrow translates directly to higher electricity prices. WUWT, June 2, 2014. The President thinks his plan will "boost the economy by $43 billion to $74 billion" - he's living in a fantasy world. From Bloomberg (apparently one of those "read in" to tomorrow's announcement): President Barack Obama will propose cutting greenhouse-gas emissions from the nation’s power plants by an average of 30 percent from 2005 levels. – he’s living in a fantasy world. NOTE: That's an understatement. Especially when Australia is abandoning all of its green initiatives and Europe is abandoning them as fast as possible. Alternative energy is proving to be a total failure without huge government subsidies. Obama is still pedal to the medal. What world does he live on?  
Germany's Green Jobs Miracle Collapses. Global Warming Policy Foundation, May 28, 2014. Renewable energy was supposed to create tens of thousands of green jobs. Yet despite three-digit Euro billions of subsidies, the number of jobs is falling rapidly. Seven out of ten jobs will only remain as long as the subsidies keep flowing. NOTE: As Germany continues slash subsidies, so go the jobs since alternative energy cannot survive on its own--even after 15 years of subsidies. Last year Germany's solar industry collapsed. Wind cannot be far behind. Yet, Obama wants to drive the U.S. over the same cliff.  
There's a Problem Attributing West Antarctic Ice Sheet Collapse to Human Activity. WUWT, May 26, 2014. "Reports that a portion of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet has begun to irretrievably collapse, threatening a 4-foot rise in sea levels over the next couple of centuries, surged through the news media last week... Mike Wolvic, a graduate researcher who studies ice sheet dynamics warned, "The marine ice sheet instability is an inherent part of ice sheet dynamics that doesn’t require any human forcing to operate," calling the link between CO2 and the glacial collapse in West Antarctica “pretty tenuous.” (emphasis original) NOTE: The mainstream news went ballistic over this as if it were caused by man and was going to happen tomorrow instead of 200 to 1000 years from now. This led California Gov Brown to proclaim LAX (Los Angeles International airport would have to be moved because it would be under water. Hmm. LAX is 120 feet above sea level. Brown must be using Common Core math, which is in line with Brown's long-time nick names of "moonbeam" and "space cadet."  
Europe Has 28-Year Shale Gas Rebuff to Russia. Bloomberg Europe, May 19, 2014. "The European Union has enough gas trapped in shale to free the bloc from reliance on Russian energy supplies for about 28 years if only the constituent countries are prepared to extract it... The 28-nation bloc, which looks to Russia for about a third of its oil and gas needs, is discussing ways to diversify its energy sources following Russian threats to cut natural gas supplies to Ukraine." NOTE: Amazingly, Europeans are so socialist that most are willing to be under the thumb of Russia than to develop the shale oil and gas. Meanwhile, new exploration in Britain shows they may have 8.6 billion barrels of oil (currently 3.1 billion) and 1,300 trillion cubic feet of gas in S. England shale; a 50 yr. supply.  
I Was Victimised for Challenging Zealots. Daily Mail, May 17, 2014.

"Professor Bengtsson's research suggested carbon dioxide may be less damaging to the planet than feared." He was viciously demonized by alarmists who kept his research from being published. “Benny Peiser, of the GWPF, said the professor’s case was just one example of a ‘poisonous atmosphere’ pervading climate change research. He said many scientists with dissenting views were having their research rejected by the editors of scientific journals, and young scientists were censoring their work out of fear for their careers. NOTE: science is rapidly becoming politicized where no dissent is allowed. We are rapidly heading for a new dark age of ignorance and witch hunts.

 
Bullying of Climate Skeptics. WUWT, May 16, 2014. "Lennart Bengtsson is about as distinguished as climate scientists get. His decision two weeks ago to join the academic advisory board...Global Warming Policy Foundation was greeted with fury by many fellow climate scientists. Now in a McCarthyite move — his analogy — they have bullied him into resigning by refusing to collaborate with him unless he leaves. Lord Lawson said in a recent speech: “I have never in my life experienced the extremes of personal hostility, vituperation and vilification that I, along with other dissenters, of course, have received for my views on global warming and global-warming policies.” NOTE: Like other progressive ideologies, global warming is no longer treated as a science (it never was), but as a religion in which, like radical Islam, seeks to destroy anyone who disagrees with them. This will not end well.  
Weaker Solar Activity Means Colder, and Colder Also Means Drier. WUWT, May 14, 2014. In effect, Figure 4 predicts a megadrought for North America from at least 2050 to 2200. Generations of people will experience what a Dalton Minimum is like, all their lives. In the meantime it will get colder and drier. In terms of the effect on agricultural productivity, productivity of corn production in the Corn Belt falls by 10% for each 1°C fall in annual average temperature. The Corn Belt also moves south by 144 km for each 1°C fall in annual average temperature. Soil quality declines to the south of the Corn Belt though so farms won’t be as productive. NOTE: Don't panic. This article doesn't predict what will happen to earth's temperatures, but defines what is likely to happen if we are moving towards a Dalton Minimum (no sun spots, temps decline by 2oC). It could reduce global food production by 30%. This is much, much worse than global warming and it has nothing to do with CO2 emissions.  

Antarctic Sea Ice at Record Levels.

The Australian, May 12, 2014. ANTARCTIC sea ice has expanded to record levels for April, increasing by more than 110,000sq km a day last month to nine million square kilometers. The National Snow and Ice Data Centre said the rapid expansion had continued into May and the seasonal cover was now bigger than the record “by a significant margin’’. NOTE: Antarctica sea ice continues to get bigger, defying the global warming narrative. Arctic sea ice was still below average in 2013 but was much greater than 2012. Some scientists are predicting the Arctic minimum will be above average in 2014. We shall see.

 
US and Europe Planning to 'cut off' Russia's gas supply. The Independent, May 9, 2014. "US and other European countries [are planning] to “disarm” the threat of President Vladimir Putin using Russian gas and oil supplies as “a weapon” against Ukraine and its Eastern European neighbours... At the same time,...a plan to eliminate Europe’s reliance on Russian oil and gas over the longer term and prevent energy security being used as political bargaining chip by the Kremlin." NOTE: This is the one threat that is probably holding Putin back from invading Eastern Ukraine. This is no surprise. Question: where is this European gas going to come from? The US will not have any export facilities until 2015 and, as I currently understand it, Europe can only increase production by a small amount. What's Europe going to do if Putin cuts off its gas next winter? Once again, if progressives and socialists had not refused to develop natural gas in the early 2000s this problem with Russia would have never arisen.  
National Climate Assessment report: Alarmists offer untrue, unrelenting doom and gloom. WUWT, May 6, 2014. "Since even immediate and total shutdown of all carbon dioxide-emitting vehicles, power plants, and factories in the U.S. would decrease global warming by only a hypothetical and undetectable two-tenths of a degree Celsius by 2100, it is misleading to imply, as the report does, that the Obama administration’s climate policies can provide any measurable protection from extreme weather events. The Assessment is flat out wrong that climate change is increasing our vulnerability to heat stress. As hot weather has become more frequent, people and communities have adapted to it, and heat-related mortality in the U.S. has declined." NOTE: This report is a disgusting propaganda piece. Their is no attempt at ANY objectivity. Literally, the truth is opposite anything it says. There has been little to no extreme weather for nearly a decade, in any category. That this administration can put out such a bald faced lie to the American people and get away with it is a very scary condemnation of the deluded citizenry. They apparently will believe anything.  
Is the IPCC Government Approval Process Broken? WUWT, April 26, 2014. From Dr. Robert Stavins, IPCC Lead Author. "...a grueling week spent in Berlin, Germany, April 5-13, 2014, at the government approval sessions, in which some 195 country delegations discussed, revised, and ultimately approved (line-by-line) the “Summary for Policymakers” (SPM), which condenses more than 2,000 pages of text from 15 chapters into an SPM document of 33 pages.  Several of the [Lead Authors] present with me in Berlin commented that given the nature and outcome of the week, the resulting document should probably be called the Summary by Policymakers, rather than the Summary for Policymakers." Stavins goes on to describe the systematic deconstruction of the real science in the SPM and turned into a political document that has nothing to do with the real science, but everything to do with science. NOTE: Finally, the real scientists are exposing the enormous IPCC fraud.  
What's happening? From the Office of Michael Coffman. April 25, 2014. Many of you are wondering why we haven't posted anything for almost two weeks. It's because we are consumed with digging into the Bundy Ranch standoff. We have gone back two hundred years to follow the paper trail. It is stunning (even horrifying) what this government has done to the citizens of the West. The media has totally made hash out of reality and it designed to divert our attention from the truth. A series of well-referenced articles will be posted soon that explains how we got here and how Bundy's constitutional rights have been violated. Additionally, I have been up to my eyes organizing a major conference in Los Angeles on the shutoff of water by the feds to farmers in California. The federal government is literally at war with its citizens in it's lust to subject all of our rights to its dictates. If you live in the LA area this is a must conference to attend. http://www.americanfreedomalliance.org/lectureseries-californialandandwaterwars.jsp  

Climate Control Brain Washing in Schools. Global Warming Policy Foundation. April 2014. A new report describes how environmentalism has come to permeate school curricula across the UK. Passing examinations will now usually involve the ability to recite green mantras rather than understanding the subtle questions of science and economics involved. The authors review in detail the climate change teaching materials currently used in British schools, with disturbing results. There is ample evidence of unscientific statements, manipulated graphs, and activist materials used in class and even found in textbooks. NOTE: The same thing is happening in the U.S. with Common Core and the Next Generation Science Standards. We have reviewed the latter and are stunned at the outright propaganda the standards force textbook companies to include in their textbooks. Stay tuned.

 
Is the Pacific Experiencing Another warm El Nino? WUWT, April 7, 2014. With the possibility of an El Nino developing later this year (still considered a 50%), there is the possibility of a new record high global temperature if the El Nino is sufficiently strong enough. I (Roy Spenser, Ph.D.) personally don’t think this is going to happen, because we are in the negative phase of the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) (which favors stronger La Nina and weaker El Nino). Of course, an El Nino at the end of the record will increase the global temperature trend…at least temporarily…but El Nino is often followed by a cool La Nina, which would basically cancel out that effect. NOTE: Heads up. If this El Nino does occur and the earth warms, perhaps to record levels, expect the alarmists and the compliant media to proclaim warming has resumed and the earth is going to turn into a cinder if we don’t destroy our economy by limiting fossil fuel emissions. Stay calm. It will be short-lived.  
The IPCC's Latest Report Deliberately Excludes And Misrepresents Important Climate Science. Forbes, March 31, 2014. The latest IPCC Working Group II’s contribution to the 5th Assessment Report released last December has made headlines of doom and gloom this week. The NIPCC (Skeptics Report) comes out next week. The NIPCC report shows how “eight reasons for concern” are either totally wrong, or over exaggerated. This article provides a convenient way to compare and contrast the IPCC’s lies and exaggerations. Some key points made y NIPCC: 1) “There is little or no risk of increasing food insecurity due to global warming;” 2) “No changes in precipitation patterns, snow, monsoons, or river flows;” 3) “Higher atmospheric CO2 concentrations benefit plant growth,…that help land plants overcome drought conditions…that enhanc[e] their growth rates and water use efficiencies;” 4) “A modest warming of the planet will result in a net reduction of human mortality from temperature-related events.” NOTE: An excellent summary. Remember, the real threat comes from the now likely global cooling hitting hard in 2020 or thereabouts.  
Climate Changing? Get Used to It, and Get Ready. Financial Post, March 31, 2014. There are, in effect, two different worlds. At the IPCC, the objective is to fan fears of fossil-fuel-induced global crises brought on by rising carbon emissions. In the rest of the world, demand for fossil fuels continues to expand, regardless of the carbon risks. The existential conflict is personified in John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State, who is now simultaneously warning of the grave dangers posed by climate change while touting expanded U.S. gas exports. NOTE: Of the two issues, Obama is still favoring the need to cut CO2 emissions and to hell with the economy or our ability to supply Europe with gas and oil. Of the roughly 22 Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) export facilities being built, only one has a full permit, after years of waiting. Three more have provisional permits that may or may not ever receive a final permit. Almost all of the 22 could have received full permits by now. Like the XL pipeline, Obama is slowing the process to glacial speeds—to the significant detriment of all Americans.  
Britain's Secret Bid to 'fix' UN Climate Report: Impact on Economy Is Ramped Up. Daily Mail, March 30, 2014. The economic impact of global warming was ramped up in the final draft by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Shortly before authors wrote the final version, a British Government official passed scientists a note complaining about an earlier, more moderate draft... Tory MP Peter Bone said: ‘It is always the same with climate change. If the facts don’t suit them, they change it to suit them... But one of its contributors has accused the IPCC of being too ‘alarmist’ – and demanded his name be withdrawn. NOTE: This is Part II of the IPCC's Fifth Assessment, the first issued in late 2013. Every IPCC Assessment has been politicized to show alarmist predictions. This one is no different. Every prediction it makes on extreme weather, ocean temps & rises are exactly the opposite of what is claimed in the Summary for Policy Makers. It never ceases to amaze us how the media lets them get away with bald-faced lies.  
Benefits Of Carbon Use Far Outweigh Its Costs. Investors Daily, March 19, 2014. The Environmental Protection Agency and other government agencies say fossil fuel and carbon dioxide emissions cause "dangerous global warming…The agencies assume Earth's climate is highly sensitive to CO2, then hypothesize almost every carbon cost, including the impact on agriculture, forestry, water resources, coastal cities, ecosystems, wildlife and human health. Had they followed federal laws and basic benefit-cost analysis rules, they would have found that hydrocarbon and carbon dioxide benefits outweigh the cost by at as much as 500-to-1! By addressing only the supposed impact and monetary cost of carbon-based fuel — while ignoring its most significant, well-documented benefits — government analyses and regulatory proposals violate the law. NOTE: This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. Federal cost/benefit analyses have always forged. Even a 500:1 benefit:cost ratio is not surprising. The EPA should be taken to court.  
On April 24th, 2014, China May unveil a secret new financial weapon, built to bankrupt millions of Americans. Stansberry Research, March 11, 2014. This has nothing to do with global warming, but readers must be warned! For over a decade, China has been secretly cornering the market on gold. They mine their own gold and are buying massive amounts of gold on the world market, much of it secretly to back their Yuan to challenge the U.S. dollar as the world's reserve currency. "This unique weapon will disrupt nearly every aspect of normal American life, with potentially devastating results. Learn what you absolutely must do now to prepare and protect your family." NOTE: We have been warning of this for years and wrote extensively on it in our Global Financial Death Spiral series last fall. It may not happen in April, but China is committed to doing this very soon, and you are not being warned! If you haven't read this series of articles, it is imperative that you do!  
Swimming In A Sea Of Disinformation Over The Great Barrier Reef. Herald Sun, March 10, 2014. "My god, but journalists are suckers for warming scares... The unquestioning Sydney Morning Herald reported [the]latest scare: “The Great Barrier Reef will be irreversibly damaged by climate change in just 16 years, according to leading reef researcher Ove Hoegh-Guldberg... But none of last week’s reports bothered to add that he also has a lousy track record in scaremongering." NOTE: Since the 1990s Ove Hoegh-Guldberg has cried the eminent demise of the Great Barrier Reef, only to say a few years later how relieved he was that the reef rebounded with flying colors. His issued other false scare-monger stories as well. But the press faithfully regurgitate each proclamation as coming from on high with no doubt of his credibility. "See the journalists trailing behind their messiah, questioning nothing, repeating everything."  
Oversensitive, How the IPCC hid the Good News on Global Warming. Global Warming Policy Foundation, March 1, 2014. "For the last two generations of [climate] models, the value for long-term warming has averaged 3.2C per doubling of CO2... In the Fourth Assessment Report [2007] of the IPCC, the empirical estimates of climate sensitivity were largely based on poor data and used an inappropriate statistical basis, biasing them towards higher values of climate sensitivity and thus making the global warming problem appear ‘worse’. In the recent Fifth Assessment Report [Fall, 2013], many studies still use inappropriate data and/or statistical methodology... Good empirical estimates of both long-term warming and that over a seventy year period now imply very different expectations of future warming than do climate models – some 40% to 50% lower to 2081–2100." NOTE: We've been saying this for years, but this is the first hard evidence backing up our assertion.  
What Ukraine Needs Is An American-Style Shale Gas Revolution. Forbes, March 3, 2014. Ukraine "serves as a transit point for about 6 billion cubic feet per day of Russia’s natgas exports into Europe. That’s about 2.2 trillion cubic feet per year, or 14% of Europe’s supply... Ukraine could hold more than 40 trillion cubic feet of recoverable shale gas, enough to satisfy decades of demand." It is located in the far West, Northeast (next to Russia) and Crimea. Russia now controls the two eastern fields. "Now with Yanukovich gone it’s as if Putin has taken the Crimea as a kind of hostage — collateral to hold against what Ukraine owes Russia for gas. A few billion dollars in IOUs is, of course, a less than flimsy pretext for thuggery. Which is why the Kremlin’s propaganda machine has been spreading lies about how his soldiers are there to save Ukraine’s ethnic Russians from right-wing crazies." Note: There is one more reason. Russia is paranoid of Europe and the Ukraine has served as a buffer for centuries. Russia has never allowed Ukraine to develop its abundant natural resources and Stalin brutally starved up to 6 million Ukrainians in 1932-33 to weaken them.  
Industry Bosses Demand EU Action on Soaring Energy Prices. EU Observer, February 28, 2014. "EU leaders must address rising energy prices and climate policies which are crippling the bloc's manufacturing sector, according to a manifesto signed by more than 100 industry bosses. The EU's manufacturing sector has been in steady decline for the past 20 years and now accounts for just 15 percent of economic output. Meanwhile, 4 million manufacturing jobs across Europe have been lost since 2008." NOTE: As reported for the past six months, the EU is in full retreat of its green energy policies, abandoning CO2 emission reduction targets and backing out of expensive subsidies. It is likely the green energy fiasco will be dead in two years. Green energy is probably responsible for half the 4 million lost manufacturing jobs across Europe. More practical conservatives warned them this would happen when the socialists started the green energy policies 12 years ago. The EU green catastrophe doesn't faze Obama, however. Like a true progressive, he knows how to do it right. (Never mind the EU socialists did too.)  
95% of Climate Models Agree: Actual Observed Temperatures Must be Wrong. WUWT, February 10, 2010. "I’m seeing a lot of wrangling over the recent (15+ year) pause in global average warming…when did it start, is it a full pause, shouldn’t we be taking the longer view, etc. These are all interesting exercises, but they miss the most important point: the climate models that governments base policy decisions on have failed miserably... That should have major policy implications…assuming policy is still informed by facts more than emotions and political aspirations. NOTE: Unfortunately policy doesn't have anything to do with facts, and everything to do with political agendas. The only "proof" warming alarmists have that man is causing warming are these models, which have as their core driver a strong positive correlation with increasing CO2. Then they use the models to "prove" CO2 causes warming. Circular reasoning. Except nature is not complying with the models. Explanation of graph: HadCRUT4 is the surface data produced by the CRU and used by the IPCC. UAH is the far more accurate satellite measured temperatures.  
Europe Stats To Run, Not Walk, Away From Green Economics. Investors Business Daily, February 5, 2014. "In recent weeks Europe has decided to run, not walk, as fast as it can away from the economic menace of green energy. In Brussels last month, European leaders agreed to scrap per-nation caps on carbon emissions. The EU countries — France, Germany, Italy and Spain — had promised a 40% reduction in emissions by 2030 (and 80% by 2050!)... The new German economic minister, Sigmar Gabriel, says green energy mandates have become such an albatross around the neck of industry that they could lead to a "deindustrialization" of Germany. Now those caps won't apply to individual nations... Green dreams have collided with cold economic reality. Green programs aren't creating green jobs but green unemployment at intolerable double-digit rates. The quip in economically exhausted Europe these days is that before we save the planet, we have to save ourselves. NOTE: See our penetrating article "The Disconnect" on this written last fall.  

U.S. Dec/Jan Temperatures 3rd Coldest in 30 Years. The winter months of December 2013 and January 2014 averaged over the contiguous 48 United States were the 3rd coldest Dec/Jan in the last 30 years… An interesting feature is that 5 of the last 7 years have been below the 41-year average, which has happened only one other time in the 41-year period. NOTE: Does this confirm earth is sliding into another cooling cycle? No. However, this plus a lot of other evidence is building a solid case that a cooling cycle, even another Little Ice Age is underway. But we have a ways to go before that is confirmed.

 

Antarctic Sea Ice Sets New Record for Jan 31. Not a Lot of People know That, February 2, 2014. Antarctic sea ice extent continues to break records. Extent at 31st January, of 4.540 million sq km, beat the previous record set in 2008. This is 26% higher than the climatological average for this date of 3.598 million sq km. On average, Antarctic sea ice reaches minimum on 20th February, about a month earlier, relatively speaking. It is likely then that we will see a new record high minimum set this month. NOTE:  Global warming enthusiasts are getting thumped every time they turn around for the past 14 months. Seems like nature is not following their meme on anything they claim is the absolute truth.

 
Obama's SOTU Speech Big on Natural Gas. Wall Street Journal, January 29, 2014. "After upbeat comments about America’s energy boom, President Barack Obama gave a big shout out to natural gas Tuesday, citing its impact on lowering carbon emission pollution and on businesses willingness to invest $100 million.  “I’ll cut red tape to help states get those factories built,” Mr. Obama said... Just 10 days ago,  18 [environmental] groups...slammed the White House’s current  energy strategy “all of the above” that draws on fossil fuels-oil, natural gas and coal, as well as clean energy." NOTE: Has Obama had an epiphany and is no longer anti-fossil fuel? We could dream it's true but it's not. He also reaffirmed the mantra that "climate change [i.e. man-caused global warming] is a fact." He is doing what we forecast he would do: throw the eco nuts under the bus and promote natural gas to bring in billions of tax dollars so he can dole out goodies and completely snooker the American people. Read our our last spring’s mind-bending article.  
New Climate Data Rigging Scandal Rocks US Government. Principia Scientific International, January 19, 2014. “A newly uncovered and monumental calculating error in official U.S. government climate data shows beyond doubt that climate scientists unjustifiably added a whopping one degree of phantom warming to the official ‘raw’ temperature record.” Skeptics believe the discovery may trigger the biggest of all “climate con” scandals in Congress and sound the death knell on American climate policy. NOTE: This should blow the global warming hysteria out of the water, but it won't. The hysteria has nothing to do with science and everything to do with a political agenda. The press will never let this see the light of day.  
Green Energy Giant Runs Out of Cash. The Local, January 23, 2014. German wind energy giant Prokon filed for insolvency on Wednesday, leaving tens of thousands of investors worried about their money. The company advertised itself as a safe bet offering eight percent returns. Prokon, which builds and manages wind parks, has been a leading player in Germany's ambitious plan to switch to renewable energy. It managed to attract 75,000 investors through a successful advertising campaign. NOTE: Another green manufacturer fails; even with exorbitant subsidies. If Germany cuts back on these subsidies (probably when not if), how are these companies going to survive? They can't. Never could. Socialist (progressive) insanity rides again. How did Angela Merkel get reelected as Chancellor? Oh, I forgot. How did Obama ever get reelected? Delusion.  
Germany's Industrial Base At Risk if Green Energy Shift Fails. Reuters, January 21, 2014. "Germany risks undermining its industrial base if it fails to undertake radical reform of incentives for the country's renewable energy sector, its new economy minister said on Tuesday in a clear signal of his support for industry... Export-oriented German companies have warned that a surge in power costs, caused largely by the green power incentives, will make them internationally uncompetitive and some have even threatened to move out... According to a draft proposal seen by Reuters at the weekend, [Economy minister] Gabriel will recommend to the cabinet that Germany cuts the support price paid for electricity from solar and wind power generators by about a third by 2015." NOTE: This was forecast ten years ago. There is no way green energy can be economically viable with current technology. The entire EU green energy program is in total collapse, Yet, Obama blindly destroys our coal industry and pushes the same failed policies full steam ahead. He is either insane, or is deliberately destroying America, or both.  
Is a Mini Ice Age on the Way? Scientists Warn Sun Gone to Sleep. The Daily Mail, January 17, 2014. The Sun's activity is at its lowest for 100 years, scientists have warned. They say the conditions are eerily similar to those before the Maunder Minimum, a time in 1645 when a mini ice age hit, freezing London's River Thames. 'We have 400 years of observations, and it is in a very similar to phase as it was in the runup to the Maunder Minimum. 'The world we live in today is very different, human activity may counteract this - it is difficult to say what the consequences are.' NOTE: This subject is now being hotly discussed in the scientific community and, as we have reported many times before, by a rapidly growing number of scientists. This article lists comments from several scientists. What caught my attention is the claim by one that "human activity may counteract this" forecast cooling. Maybe, However, that assumes CO2 has played a role in warming. Evidence is now solidly against that. It's most likely the sun.  
Europe to Ditch Climate Protection Goals. Spiegel Online International, January 15, 2014. “The European Commission wants to forgo ambitious climate protection goals and pave the way for fracking -- jeopardizing Germany's touted energy revolution in the process... As of 2020 at the latest -- when the current commitment to further increase the share of green energy expires -- climate protection in the EU will apparently be pursued on a voluntary basis... In addition, the authority wants to pave the way in the EU for the controversial practice of fracking... The report says the Commission does not intend to establish strict rules for the extraction of shale gas, but only minimum health and environmental standards.” NOTE: We've been reporting the slow progress of the EU to this goal resulting from the near cataclysmic disaster green energy has been in Europe (See my article "The Disconnect"). Now the floodgates are open. Environmentalists and socialists are about to suffer their first total defeat in many decades. Yes, there is hope, Virginia.  
Extended Cold Blast to Last Past Groundhog Day. WUWT, January 21, 2014. Weatherbell senior forecaster Joe D’Aleo (co-founder of the Weather Channel with John Coleman) almost never writes like this. When he does, it gets my attention. A new forecast shows the cold blast in the eastern half of the USA extending well past Groundhog Day, Feb 2nd, according to their models. WeatherBell has had an excellent track record this winter so far. He says he hasn’t seen anything like it since 1918 when the big flu pandemic hit the USA. NOTE: This is serious. The polar vortex in late December and early January was significant. If this forecast is correct, it will beat the cooling from 1945-79 and get into the frigid climate of the early 20th Century. However, one year a trend does not make. Even so, with the record winters in Europe and Asia the past two years it bears watching. A rapidly increasing number of solar scientists, physicists, geologists and even climatologists are now warning we are entering a 40-70 solar hibernation which could produce record low temperatures and disastrous crop failures of the Little Ice Age in the 1700s and 1800s. The 2013/2014 winter could go down as the turning point. Time (years) will tell.  
NOAA: Contiguous US Average Temperature Plummeted 2.9oF in 2013. WUWT, January 16, 2014. In 2013, the contiguous United States (CONUS) average temperature of 52.4°F was 0.3°F above the 20th century average, and tied with 1980 as the 37th warmest year in the 119-year period of record. The 2013 annual temperature marked the coolest year for the nation since 2009. The 2013 CONUS average temperature was 2.9°F cooler than the 2012 average temperature, which was the warmest year on record for the nation. NOTE: The huge drop in temperature over a year is mostly noteworthy because last year NOAA made headline news as the warmest year on record. A drop of 2.9oF this year shows last year to be an anomaly. However, the high variation suggests we may be in a transition period to the predicted cooling period.  
Climate Change: The Case of the Missing Heat. Nature, January 15, 2014. "...As the global-warming hiatus enters its sixteenth year, scientists are at last making headway in the case of the missing heat. Some have pointed to the Sun, volcanoes and even pollution from China as potential culprits, but recent studies suggest that the oceans are key to explaining the anomaly. The latest suspect is the El Niño of 1997–98, which pumped prodigious quantities of heat out of the oceans and into the atmosphere — perhaps enough to tip the equatorial Pacific into a prolonged cold state that has suppressed global temperatures ever since." NOTE: This is the latest hypothesis by alarmists of why global warming has stopped. This time they may have it partially right, but for the wrong reasons. El Niños and La Niñas do play a large role--far more than CO2. However, it is likely that this phenomenon is caused by the sun, not CO2. The fact that the prestigious Nature proposes that El Niños and La Niñas are a causal factor while not even mentioning CO2 is history making. Not surprisingly, alarmists expect that warming will soon commence again.  
Climate Change: The Case of the Missing Heat. Nature, January 15, 2014. "...As the global-warming hiatus enters its sixteenth year, scientists are at last making headway in the case of the missing heat. Some have pointed to the Sun, volcanoes and even pollution from China as potential culprits, but recent studies suggest that the oceans are key to explaining the anomaly. The latest suspect is the El Niño of 1997–98, which pumped prodigious quantities of heat out of the oceans and into the atmosphere — perhaps enough to tip the equatorial Pacific into a prolonged cold state that has suppressed global temperatures ever since." NOTE: This is the latest hypothesis by alarmists of why global warming has stopped. This time they may have it partially right, but for the wrong reasons. El Niños and La Niñas do play a large role--far more than CO2. However, it is likely that this phenomenon is caused by the sun, not CO2. The fact that the prestigious Nature proposes that El Niños and La Niñas are a causal factor while not even mentioning CO2 is history making. Not surprisingly, alarmists expect that warming will soon commence again.  
Just How Do El Niños, La Niñas and the ENSO Affect Earth's Climate. WUWT, January 10, 2014. "El Niño and La Niña events are extremely important parts of Earth’s climate. They are the dominant mode of natural climate variability on annual, multiyear and decadal timeframes. El Niño and La Niña events impact everything from drought and rainfall to surface temperatures around the globe." NOTE: An easy-to-understand illustrated explanation (short-term climate for dummies) of this climate driver and worth reviewing if you have any interest in how it works to direct multi-decadal climate.  
Renewables Fiasco: Doldrums and Clouds Halt Green Electricity Production. Die Welt, December 25, 2013.  Germany’s wind and solar power production came to an almost complete standstill in early December. More than 23,000 wind turbines stood still. One million photovoltaic systems stopped work nearly completely. For a whole week coal, nuclear and gas power plants had to generate an estimated 95 percent of Germany’s electricity supply. NOTE: This happened in England last year during a deep freeze, jeopardizing a million households until they reactivated several coal-fired plants that had just been shut down to make way for wind power. Germany is now building 10 coal-fired plants (eventually 20) to provide backup to their green fiasco. This is the fatal flaw in green energy and was predicted ten years ago before the first solar and wind farms were built.  
Antarctic Ice Shelf Melt 'Lowest EVER recorded, Global Warming Is Not Eroding It. The Register, January 3, 2013. Scientists at the British Antarctic Survey say that the melting of the Pine Island Glacier ice shelf in Antarctica has suddenly slowed right down in the last few years, confirming earlier research which suggested that the shelf's melt does not result from human-driven global warming" as previously thought. NOTE: Everyday new news breaks shattering a previously proven fact supporting man-caused global warming. We've been saying for years melting of the Antarctica ice shelves was due to sea and onshore thermal activity cause by magma activities--not global warming.  

 

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