'First, the non-climatic effects of carbon dioxide are dominant over the climatic effects and are overwhelmingly beneficial. Second, the climatic effects observed in the real world are much less damaging than the effects predicted by the climate models, and have also been frequently beneficial.'
in Foreword to http://www.thegwpf.org/content/uploads/2015/10/benefits1.pdf
Monday, 28 October 2013
More on the IPCC Summary for Policy Makers: multiple retreats disguised and spun for PR at the expense of science
Thursday, 24 October 2013
This post is in two parts: the first is a reblogging of an essay by Richard Lindzen, published earlier this month on WUWT; the second is an extract from a recently published summary by Vincent Gray of some of the shenanigans in the IPCC's sorry history.
See the original post for more before and after the above extract: http://principia-scientific.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=343
Thursday, 10 October 2013
The 'environmental exaggerations' of which he speaks are so mainstream now, and such a distortion of reality, that it would be wonderful if every high school teacher in the world decided to show this, or a subbed /dubbed version, to their senior pupils. Maybe as an antidote to all the eco-guff they will have been exposed to in their schooldays. Maybe as a last chance to steer them towards helping humanity rather than harming it with facile 'environmentalism', and the curse of 'sustainable development' - both examples of what Vegter would call 'excessive risk aversion'. They harm the poor. They harm the planet. They diminish our humanity.
I'm hoping he'll do a sequel on climate alarmism and more of the associated 'solutions' commonly promoted by 'environmentalists'. 'Solutions' which have already caused a great deal of harm. Whether he does or not, this video affirms rationality and that is what will eventually protect us from the CAGW virus.
Hat-tip: Bishop Hill
Wednesday, 9 October 2013
More Climate Junk Launched into the Biosphere: a concerned citizen spots it, but not in time to prevent widespread dispersal
As noted by Dixon, the Guardian did eventually edit both the headline and the offending first sentence to reflect the reality that the source of all this was referring to the rate of acidification. Or, more accurately, to the rate at which the oceans are becoming slightly less alkaline. Whether that rate is really remarkable is another matter, but one thing seems agreed at the source linked to by Dixon (loc cit): the oceans have been appreciably less alkaline for much of the past 300 million years:
And, as illustrated in a well-known graphic reproduced here, CO2 levels were typically over 1,000ppm for much of that time:
Whatever, we now have another piece of climate junk in circulation. Keep an eye out for it coming your way. If you see it being aimed at children or teachers, please let me know and I'll add the details here.
Hat-tip re the Dixon post: Bishop Hill, http://www.bishop-hill.net/blog/2013/10/7/oceans-are-unprecedentedly-alkaline.html