Fear of Global Cooling and Falling Iguanas


For this old geologist the change from carbon causing cooling to causing global warming with no change in its place in the periodic table has been fascinating

Re-Posted from the Canada Free Press By Bob Hoye —— Bio and ArchivesDecember 29, 2020

Atweet from the National Weather Service in Miami: “Brrr! Much colder temps expected for Christmas. Falling iguanas are possible”. 

On Christmas Day, the Associated Press reported: “With unexpectedly cold weather in the forecast and pandemic-related curfews. Florida is about to have a Christmas unlike any other in recent memory, and it may involve falling iguanas.” 

It seems that the lizards which are cold-blooded like to sleep in trees. But when it gets unusually cold their body temperature drops enough, they go sort of dormant. And in losing their grip fall from the branches. Without warning, which was part of the weather alert that temps could be the lowest in some 21 years. 

The outstanding climate site WUWT recently ran a list of over 100 climate alarms. These range from dire warnings about another ice age—from using too much fossil fuels—to global warming. For the same reason.

Fear of The World Frying

“The lowest winter temperatures are likely to increase in Northern Europe…The duration of the snow season is very likely to shorten and snow depth is likely to decrease.” – IPCC Climate Change, 2007. 

“All simulations show the trend of less snowfall will continue into the future. And winter sports will no longer be possible.” – Liebnitz Institute for Oceanography, February 17, 2005. 

However, this winter seems to be generating some concerning news stories – about too much snow. And even one about too much cold in Brazil.

“More Record Lows in Brazil” – Coutiniho, November 7, 2020. 

“Snow Chaos – Record Snowfall Causes Mayhem in Austria” – Today, RTZ.Lu, December 9, 2020.

“Delhi, Weather: IMD Records Coldest October in 58 Years” – The Quint, October 31, 2020.

“Record Snowfall in New York State” – WGRZ.com, December 26, 2020.

“Texas Snowfall Almost As Far South As Austin” – NBC, Dallas-Fort Worth, December 28, 2020.

Fear of Another Ice Age

“The world has been chilling sharply…At twice what it would take to put us in an ice Age.” – Earth Day 1970, Kenneth Watt, Ecologist.

“Discharge into the atmosphere by burning fossil fuel will screen out so much of the sun’s rays that the Earth’s average temperature could fall by six degrees. Sustained emissions over five to ten years, could be sufficient to trigger an Ice Age.” – Washington Post, July 9, 1971.

Now, just where did the Washington Post sensationalism come from?

From a paper published by NASA physicists Rasool and Schneider in 1971:

“For aerosols, however, the net effect of increases in density is to reduce the surface temperature of the Earth. If sustained over a period of several years, such a temperature decrease over the whole globe is believed to be sufficient to trigger an ice age.”

In other articles at the time, “aerosols” mainly meant carbon particulates emitted by burning fossil fuels. Indeed, an article published by “New Scientist” in December 2003 quoted James Hansen on increasing amounts of particulate carbon in the atmosphere causing global warming.

Hansen, the “father” of global warming hysteria, was quoted: “It causes a strong warming effect”.

For this old geologist the change from carbon causing cooling to causing global warming with no change in its place in the periodic table has been fascinating.

But to go with the mandated fad, global warming due to whatever reason could eventually diminish fears about falling iguanas.

Australia’s Wind Issues- The Canary in a Coal Mine For Other Countries?


Will any learn from Australia’s experience. Want to make a bet?

Re-Posted from the Canada Free Press By Jack Dini —— Bio and ArchivesDecember 29, 2020

The newest and biggest wind project to date in Australia is to undergo major repairs after faults were found in its commissioning process. Wind turbines at the Coppers Gap wind farm in Australia had to be repaired or replaced before they were even put into service. (1)

The blades of one of the 123 turbines will have to be replaced entirely, while GE Catcon is also going  to replace ‘generators’- referring to the equipment in the nacelle at the top of the wind tower —in a further 50 turbines.  

The issues at Coppers Gap add to a terrible run of problems for some of Australia’s largest wind farms, including the delays to the commissioning of the 336MW Dundonnell wind farm, and the fall of a blade from one of its turbines that stopped all production for several days.



Other major wind farms are also taking much longer to be completed than originally expected. Coopers Gap has been running about one year behind its original schedule.  1

Further, the 420MW Macarthur wind farm delivered a relatively low capacity factor of just 26 percent last year. 

This kind of story is common in many wind farms, and is further proof that they are nothing but horrendously expensive virtue signaling white elephants, reports Andy Rowlands. 

Solar Panels on Households

In Australia, as many as a quarter of solar panels pose a high or severe ‘electrical safety’ risk. Since there are two million households with solar panels, that’s half a million homes sitting under a live problem.  2

A national audit revealed that between 21 and 26 percent of small-scale rooftop solar installations inspected every year since 2011 had been found to have faulty wiring and unsecured panels. Some posed a ‘severe risk’ where wiring was exposed. This required units to be shut down immediately and remediated. A total of 35 licensed installation contractors have been warned they face the possibility of suspension.  

Australian massive daily spikes and collapses in wind and solar power output

Then there are hailstorms. As Joanne Nova reports, here’s a problem coal fired plants don’t need to worry about. “Sydney’s recent ‘catastrophic’ hailstorm resulted in a damage bill said to top $125 million. How much of that damage is to rooftop Solar PV? The last massive hail storm in Sydney was in 1999- but there were hardy any solar panels then.”  3

Before anyone blames climate change, stories about hail the size of eggs have fallen in Sydney in 1929 and other places in 1934. Perhaps building 2 million solar panels on a continent with hail the size of tea cups was not such a good idea. 

Investment Disappearing

Australian massive daily spikes and collapses in wind and solar power output have resulted in new rules about grid access for intermittent wind and solar and, much to the horror of the wind and solar industries, government is actually enforcing them. 4

Dozens of proposed wind farms and large-scale solar projects have been shelved, simply because they can’t be guaranteed of ever being able to deliver a single watt into the grid.

To their credit, it appears that investors are none too keen to hand over their cash to build projects which will never earn a dollar.

 Summary

What about the canary in the coal mine? This is destined to hit California in spades as the insane legislature has made solar panels required for all new construction starting in 2020. Other states probably have similar plans. Will any learn from Australia’s experience. Want to make a bet?

References

  1. Andy Rowlands, “Major problems with Australian wind turbines,” principia-scientific.com, November 18, 2020
  2. Joanne Nova, “Deadly: a quarter of all solar panels pose high or severe risk,” joannenova.com.au,December 20, 2018
  3. Joanne Nova, “Sydney hail storm: just how hail proof are those solar panels?”, joannenov.com.au, December 22, 2020
  4. “Totally choked: Australian wind power investment suffers massive collapse,” stopthesethings.com, August 30, 2020

A Technical Study in the Relationships of Solar Flux, Water, Carbon Dioxide and Global Temperatures, November 2020 Data


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Carbon Dioxide CO2 is not making “ANY” dangerous changes to the global temperature!

From the attached report on climate change for November 2020 Data we have the two charts showing how much the global temperature has actually gone up since we started to measure CO2 in the atmosphere? To show this graphically Chart 8 was constructed by plotting CO2 as a percent increase from when it was first measured in 1958, the Black plot, the scale is on the left and it shows CO2 going up a bit over 31.0% from 1958 to October of 2020. That is a very large change as anyone would have to agree.  Now how about temperature, well when we look at the percentage change in temperature from 1958, using Kelvin (which does measure the change in heat), we find that the changes in global temperature (heat) are almost un-measurable. The scale on the right side had to be expanded 10 times (the range is 40 % on the left and 4% on the right) to be able to see the plot in the same chart in any detail. The red plot, starting in 1958, shows that the thermal energy in the earth’s atmosphere increased by .40%; while CO2 has increased by 31.0% which is 78 times that of the increase in temperature. So is there really a meaningful link between them that would give as a major problem? The numbers tell us no there isn’t.

The next chart is Chart 8a which is the same as Chart 8 except for the scales which are the same for both CO2 and Temperature. As you see the increase in energy, heat, is not visually observably in this chart hence the need for the previous chart 8 to show the minuscule increase in thermal energy shown by NASA in relationship to the change in CO2. Based to these trends, determined by excel not me, in 2028 CO2 will be 428 ppm and temperatures will be 15.0o Celsius and in 2038 CO2 will be 458 ppm and temperatures will be 15.6O Celsius. This is what the data shows no matter what the reasons are, so I have no idea how the IPCC gets to predict that the world will end in ten or even twenty years.

The full 40 page report explains how these charts were developed and why using NASA and NOAA data that are used without change to prove that The New Green Deal is not required and any attempt to complete that plan will be a worldwide disaster.

Click on the link below for the full report that you can download.BLACKBODY TEMPERATURE 2020-11Download

A Technical Study in the Relationships of Solar Flux, Water, Carbon Dioxide and Global Temperatures, October 2020 Data


Carbon Dioxide CO2 is not making “ANY” dangerous changes to the global temperature!

From the attached report on climate change for October 2020 Data we have the two charts showing how much the global temperature has actually gone up since we started to measure CO2 in the atmosphere? To show this graphically Chart 8 was constructed by plotting CO2 as a percent increase from when it was first measured in 1958, the Black plot, the scale is on the left and it shows CO2 going up a bit over 31.0% from 1958 to October of 2020. That is a very large change as anyone would have to agree.  Now how about temperature, well when we look at the percentage change in temperature from 1958, using Kelvin (which does measure the change in heat), we find that the changes in global temperature (heat) are almost un-measurable. The scale on the right side had to be expanded 10 times (the range is 40 % on the left and 4% on the right) to be able to see the plot in the same chart in any detail. The red plot, starting in 1958, shows that the thermal energy in the earth’s atmosphere increased by .40%; while CO2 has increased by 31.0% which is 78 times that of the increase in temperature. So is there really a meaningful link between them that would give as a major problem? The numbers tell us no there isn’t.

The next chart is Chart 8a which is the same as Chart 8 except for the scales which are the same for both CO2 and Temperature. As you see the increase in energy, heat, is not visually observably in this chart hence the need for the previous chart 8 to show the minuscule increase in thermal energy shown by NASA in relationship to the change in CO2. Based to these trends, determined by excel not me, in 2028 CO2 will be 428 ppm and temperatures will be 15.0o Celsius and in 2038 CO2 will be 458 ppm and temperatures will be 15.6O Celsius. This is what the data shows no matter what the reasons are, so I have no idea how the IPCC gets to predict that the world will end in ten or even twenty years.

The full 40 page report explains how these charts were developed and why using NASA and NOAA data that are used without change to prove that The New Green Deal is not required and any attempt to complete that plan will be a worldwide disaster.

Click on the link below for the full report that you can download.

San Francisco Going Just Insane


Armstrong Economics Blog/The Hunt for Taxes Re-Posted Nov 19, 2020 by Martin Armstrong

First, San Francisco just banned Natural Gas in any new buildings, requiring them to rely on the electric grid instead. The city’s board of supervisors unanimously approved the ordinance which will apply to more than 54,000 homes and 32 million square feet of business space that was approved for construction. They do not have the power generation to support that and a power grid failure means even the food people have will go bad without electricity and they cannot even cook on a stove or microwave. What do you do if power is out for weeks?

Secondly, San Franciso passed the CEO tax. The tax applies to companies in which the highest-paid managerial employee earns 100 times more than the median worker in San Francisco. Businesses above this 100 to 1 threshold pay an extra surcharge on their gross receipts. The greater the inequality, the bigger the tax. Companies with an executive earning 200 times the median worker in the city incur a 0.2% tax, all the way up to 0.6%. For large firms (businesses with more than $1 billion in gross receipts and 1,000 employees nationwide), the tax is applied to up to 2.4% of its city payroll expenses. The bill is expected to bring in between $60 million and $140 million per year, about 0.4% to 1% of the city’s annual budget.

This tax is really problematic. It is a tax on the company rather than the executive. But generally, these large pay-outs are stock options – not cash. So if the stock doubles in price, the CEO would make a theoretical windfall and the company would pay a surcharge which could impact the shareholders and could even reduce the workforce.

Is Climate Change Caused Only by the Sun?


Armstrong Economics Blog/Climate Re-Posted Oct 27, 2020 by Martin Armstrong

QUESTION: Do you think the entire climate change is caused by the sun?

KS

ANSWER: No. Nothing can be reduced to a single cause and effect. There is a 300-year cycle in the energy output of the sun. But solar minimum changes the output to greater intensity of gamma rays. This may be responsible for the increase in volcanic activity during solar minimum. What is clear is that it has been the volcanic activity that has caused the major declines in temperature, which have resulted in famines and drastic weather changes such as the year without a summer.

This certainly cannot be contributed to simply CO2 any more than it can be simply reduced to the sun only. There is far more complexity involved, which we really need to explore. This agenda to crush the economy and rebuilt it green is not supported by the evidence.

Germany’s Anti-Greta: Naomi Seibt


Armstrong Economics Blog/Climate Re-Posted Oct 22, 2020 by Martin Armstrong

I find it fascinating how a 19-year-old can do the research that climate change is natural and that whatever impact humans have is negligible. All we have to do is go to the NASA site and look at the current composition of the atmosphere. CO2 is about 0.04%. I just do not see how we need to change the world to save the planet, but like the virus, this too seems to be a sham. It is the third attempt to impose Marxism on the entire world.

Here is another source SPACE.COM

Al Gore – Really the true Clown


Armstrong Economics Blog/Climate Re-Posted Oct 21, 2020 by Martin Armstrong

COMMENT: Just an observation after reading the blog on how scientific illiterate Al Gore is. I actually had to LOL when I noticed that on the cover of his book “An Inconvenient Truth” the hurricane image arising from the smokestack was backwards and obviously none of his genius scientific advisors knew enough to notice. A hurricane is an intense low pressure system and spins counterclockwise, they depict it spinning clockwise!

EJW

REPLY: You are correct. Gore was bad at math and science in school. I suppose he slept through the class that explained typhoons or hurricanes move differently in different parts of the world. They will always spin counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere, and spin in the opposite direction in the Southern Hemisphere. No wonder the judge ruled it was just opinion and not science.Categories:Climate

A Technical Study in the Relationships of Solar Flux, Water, Carbon Dioxide and Global Temperatures, September 2020 Data


Carbon Dioxide CO2 is not making “ANY” dangerous changes to the global temperature!

From the attached report on climate change for September 2020 Data we have the two charts showing how much the global temperature has actually gone up since we started to measure CO2 in the atmosphere? To show this graphically Chart 8 was constructed by plotting CO2 as a percent increase from when it was first measured in 1958, the Black plot, the scale is on the left and it shows CO2 going up a bit over 31.0% from 1958 to April of 2020. That is a very large change as anyone would have to agree.  Now how about temperature, well when we look at the percentage change in temperature from 1958, using Kelvin (which does measure the change in heat), we find that the changes in global temperature (heat) are almost un-measurable. The scale on the right side had to be expanded 10 times (the range is 40 % on the left and 4% on the right) to be able to see the plot in the same chart in any detail. The red plot, starting in 1958, shows that the thermal energy in the earth’s atmosphere increased by .40%; while CO2 has increased by 31.0% which is 78 times that of the increase in temperature. So is there really a meaningful link between them that would give as a major problem? The numbers tell us no there isn’t.

The next chart is Chart 8a which is the same as Chart 8 except for the scales which are the same for both CO2 and Temperature. As you see the increase in energy, heat, is not visually observably in this chart hence the need for the previous chart 8 to show the minuscule increase in thermal energy shown by NASA in relationship to the change in CO2. Based to these trends, determined by excel not me, in 2028 CO2 will be 428 ppm and temperatures will be 15.0o Celsius and in 2038 CO2 will be 458 ppm and temperatures will be 15.6O Celsius. This is what the data shows no matter what the reasons are, so I have no idea how the IPCC gets to predict that the world will end in ten or even twenty years.

The full 40 page report explains how these charts were developed and why using NASA and NOAA data that are used without change to prove that The New Green Deal is not required and any attempt to complete that plan will be a worldwide disaster.

Click on the link below for the full report that you can download.

It’s Al Gore Destroying your Future – His Manipulation of the World Opinion on Climate


Armstrong Economics Blog/Climate Re-Posted Oct 13, 2020 by Martin Armstrong

In the April 28, 1975 edition of Newsweek, they actually proposed solutions for climate change that included outlawing internal combustion engines. The interesting aspect was the fear at that time was about global cooling — not global warming. The 70s were dominated by the fear that we were facing manmade global cooling, not warming. TIME magazine’s January 31, 1977 cover featured a story, “How to Survive The Coming Ice Age.” It included “facts” such as scientists predicting that Earth’s so-called average temperature could drop by 20 degrees Fahrenheit due to manmade global cooling. Dr. Murray Mitchell of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warned readers that “the drop in temperature between 1945 and 1968 had taken us one-sixth of the way to the next Ice Age temperature.”

Global cooling was the big scare as it gained considerable support among me-too scientists as we once again see today with global warming.  However, suddenly as everything is cyclical, instead of cooling as long predicted by manmade climate change advocates, the planet began to warm again. OMG! We were wrong! Something had to be done to rescue the climate change agenda from total disaster and scientists who proved they were not so scientific.

This is when Al Gore came to the rescue. Just like the poles flip on the sun every 11 years, Al Gore flipped the argument from manmade cooling to manmade warming to save the end goal — eliminating all fossil fuels regardless of the evidence. Who needs science when you can just make up the studies and cherry-pick the facts to support whatever you want.

Al Gore Sr. was a very influential and powerful Senator from Tennessee. Even Wikipedia said that Gore was “an avid reader who fell in love with scientific and mathematical theories, but he did not do well in science classes and avoided taking math.” Nevertheless, his father made sure that his son was elected to the House of Representatives, serving from 1977 to 1985, and then going on to the Senate from 1985 to 1993.

Gore’s primary issue became his obsession that the Earth would perish if we did not eliminate fossil fuels. When he advanced to Vice President under President Bill Clinton, Gore was at last able to enact policies and direct funding to ensure that the climate change agenda became a top priority of the United States Government. Gore had the authority now to create the President’s Council on Sustainable Development. Gore immediately changed the Council’s Charter on April 25, 1997, amending the “Scope of Activities” to include advise the President “on domestic implementation of policy options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”

It was Al Gore who steered the Council to identify and encourage the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions across diverse sectors and levels of society. This is the man who has convinced others using science he did not understand and avoided in school, yet he is prepared to push his ideas that are no different than some new religion and force everyone to accept his beliefs or go to prison for even refusing to wear a mask. He joined with Greenpeace, which was engaged in violence to push their agenda, and became a board member of the World Economic Forum to steer that organization against all opposition and to support the fall of democracy because we should not have a vote in how our future is to unfold. He disagrees with the American Constitution that we are entitled to freedom of speech, assembly, and the pursuit of our own happiness. Like all leftists, Al Gore will not tolerate dissent. It is always their way or no way which is why Marxism has killed more than all the wars of religion combined.

The Council was charged originally to advise the President “on matters involving sustainable development.” Gore rejected any alternative points of view on the science of climate change. He deliberately excluded all opposition is the tradition of a true leftist. He had made the conclusion that the Clinton administration would go in the direction of global warming reversing the very same argument from the 70s that fossil fuels were causing global cooling. In the cover letter to the President that was accompanying the 1999 report, Advancing Prosperity, Opportunity and a Healthy Environment for the 21st Century, Gore made sure that the Council concluded: “Our report presents consensus recommendations on how America can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and take other steps to protect the climate.” This was AFTER he blocked all opposition.

The world had to change and anyone who disagreed with Gore had to be rejected and criticized as fake science. This became Gore’s strategy to take over the world and force the abandonment of fossil fuels. He directed all the agencies which included the Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, National Science Foundation, Department of Education, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration, to adopt his agenda.

When physicist Dr. William Happer, then Director of Energy Research at the Department of Energy, testified before Congress in 1993 that scientific data did not support the hypothesis of manmade global warming, Gore went nuts. Gore immediately had Happer fired. It was 15 years later when Happer commented: “I had the privilege of being fired by Al Gore since I refused to go along with his alarmism. I did not need the job that badly.” Greenpeace then later tried to slander him saying he was being funded by the energy industry. They always twist the facts and then try to claim if someone is approached for their ideas and asked to do a study it somehow discredits their original conclusions.

Al Gore used his theory to gather a personal fortune that has exceeded $300 million. Gore’s movie, “An Inconvenient Truth,” put forth nothing but propaganda. It was challenged in the courts in London when they were trying to force students to watch it. The court found that Gore’s documentary contains nine key scientific errors. The judge declined to ban the Academy Award-winning film from British schools but ruled that it can ONLY be shown with guidance notes to prevent political indoctrination (see Telegraph 10/11/2007)