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IPCC TAR and the hockey stick

It looks like “an IPCC Lead Author with a small cohort of scientists, misrepresented the temperature record of the past 1000 years” …. Judith Curry

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by Judith Curry

Regarding the Hockey Stick of IPCC 2001 evidence now indicates, in my view, that an IPCC Lead Author working with a small cohort of scientists, misrepresented the temperature record of the past 1000 years by (a) promoting his own result as the best estimate, (b) neglecting studies that contradicted his, and (c) amputating another’s result so as to eliminate conflicting data and limit any serious attempt to expose the real uncertainties of these data. – John Christy

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CO2 Controls The Economy

The past 18 years have shown there is not correlation between CO2 and Temperatures. However there is a strong correlation between CO2 and economic growth. The higher the CO2 emissions from fossil fuel the more economic growth.

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China recently passed the US as the world’s #1 CO2 producer. Now they are about to pass the US as the world’s #1 economy

April 30, 2014 1:01 am

China poised to pass US as world’s leading economic power this year

April 30, 2014 1:01 am China poised to pass US as world’s leading economic power this year By Chris Giles, Economics Editor

Over the last 18 years we have seen no correlation between atmospheric CO2 and global temperature, but a strong correlation between local CO2 production and the local economy.

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China US CO2 emissions

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One way adjustments: The Latest Alteration to the U.S. Climate Record

US Government manipulates climate data to control the climate record so no one knows what the real climate is. Hmmm

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Up_trendGuest essay by Dan Travers

On Thursday, March 13, 2014, the U.S. National Climactic Data Center switched to gridded GHCN-D data sets it uses to report long term temperature trends – with a resulting dramatic change in the official U.S. climate record. As seems to always happen when somebody modifies the temperature record, the new version of the record shows a significantly stronger warming trend than the unmodified or, in this case, discarded version.

The new dataset, called “nClimDiv,” shows the per decade warming trend from 1895 through 2012 for the contiguous United States to be 0.135 degrees Fahrenheit. The formerly used dataset, called “Drd964x,” shows the per decade warming trend over the same period to be substantially less – only 0.088 degrees. Which is closer to the truth?

As will be illustrated below in the side by side comparison graphs, the increase in the warming trend in…

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Piiketty’s Theory Disproven By Reality – The More Power & Money Concentrated In The Hands Of Government – The More Income Inequality

Piketty omits dictators in third world Nations like North Korea and Cuba and past dictators like Stalin, Mao, and Poi Pot as not fitting into the scope of the analysis he uses to build his economic theory.  A  theory of the sources of  income inequality. In a nutshell Piketty theorizes that the major source of income inequality is the concentration of wealth and income by a few people in the private sector. His analysis is limited to 20 Nations in the Western world. In the Western world where income and wealth are relatively high when compared to the rest of the world (which he has excluded from his analysis). Thus the scope of his analysis is very narrow.  So narrow it calls into question the whole legitimacy of his theory.    However, even Nations that closely fit Piketty’s ideal economic model prove his theory to be a failure.  For example, Germany.

Germany closely fits Piketty’s ideal economic model of:  high taxes on income and wealth and a powerful centralized government with tight control over Germany’s industrial, labor, financial, health care, social welfare programs and energy resources. Germany’s tight  control of energy  resources has facilitated the German government  into being conned  (to be charitable) into investing billions of tax payer money into failed green energy projects that have led to:

— power blackouts; 

–300,000 people who got their electricity cut off due to the fact they could not afford the high cost of green energy; 

— industry and jobs leaving Germany due to the high cost of green energy;

— thousands of birds and bats slaughtered by the blades of wind turbines; 

—  and land once used to grow crops and reserved for natural habitats consumed by massive land devouring wind and solar           plants. 

To add insult to injury Germany’s CO2 level went up which is the exact opposite of what the German government used to justify their massive waste of tax dollars in green energy. Why? because surprise surprise wind and solar are weather dependent thus intermittent sources of energy that don’t work on a cloudy day or when the Wind doesn’t blow just right. So what to do? In the German governments great wisdom they shut down their nuclear power plants thus to meet the demand for electricity they were forced to going back to the use of coal. Brown coal which is the dirtiest form of coal. So not only did Germany’s environment get worse, jobs were lost, income went down and 300 thousand people got their electricity cut off.

Angela Merkel’s Vice Chancellor Stuns, Declares Germany’s ‘Energiewende’ To Be On ‘The Verge Of Failure’!

The green energy orgy in Germany is over. The music has stopped and the wine that once flowed freely has long run out. The green energy whores and pimps can go home.

In a stunning admission by Germany’s Economics Minister and Vice Chancellor to Angela Merkel, Sigmar Gabriel announced in a recent speech that the country’s once highly ballyhooed transformation to renewable energy, the so called Energiewende, a model that has been adopted by a number of countries worldwide, is “on the verge of failure“.

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In the real world, Piketty’s  theory that wealth and money concentrated in the cold hands an all powerful government (not left in the private sector) will lead to more prosperity has proven to be a failure every time it is tried. A failure inevitably devolving into less prosperity, lower income,  more poor people and  misery for all but the elite in government.  

Milestone Reached : No Global Warming For More Than Half Of The Satellite Record

“When Climate Models disagree with reality reality is not what’s false” Vanrenholt “The Neglected Sun”

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There has been no global warming for 50.4% of the satellite temperature record.ScreenHunter_18 Apr. 26 17.44

Wood for Trees: Interactive Graphs

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America’s Power Grid at the Limit: The Road to Electrical Blackouts

Even though temperatures have not risen in years (despite the rise in CO2), the EPA appears to be on a suicide mission to impair America’s ability to secure her energy future by imposing the use of renewable energy that:

Provides a fraction of the energy fossil fuel does;

Is weather dependent and will not work in severe weather

Is intermittent and unreliable;

Causes great harm to the environment;

“Skyrockets” fuel prices that harms poor people the most and

Does nothing to mitigate Climate Change.

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Powerlines, CA Article Caption By Steve Goreham

Originally published in Communities Digital News.

Americans take electricity for granted. Electricity powers our lights, our computers, our offices, and our industries. But misguided environmental policies are eroding the reliability of our power system.

Last winter, bitterly cold weather placed massive stress on the US electrical system―and the system almost broke. On January 7 in the midst of the polar vortex, PJM Interconnection, the Regional Transmission Organization serving the heart of America from New Jersey to Illinois, experienced a new all-time peak winter load of almost 142,000 megawatts.

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Climatologist Judith Curry levels both barrels against alarmist climate science

Alarmists True Agenda Is Not Truth It Is: No Growth, Stagnation and Ultimately A Road Back To A Pre-Industrial Society When Life Was Short and Brutal and Everyone But the Elite in Power Were Equal Equally Poor That Is.

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Guest essay by Larry Hamlin

Alarmist claims: inference from incomplete, inadequate and ambiguous observations

Climate scientist Dr. Judith Curry has recently posted a number of sharply worded essays providing stinging critical rebukes of assertions of climate harm by alarmists derived from biased and highly selective reading of the UN IPCC AR5 reports.

In an April 21 posting she says the following regarding the so called ‘facts’ cited by climate alarmists to try to make a case for man made climate harm:

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Ridley: IPCC & OECD reports are telling us clear as a bell that we cannot ruin the climate with CO2 unless we have a population explosion

Per IPCC, Obama and the Democrats if people are raised up from poverty and get to wealth the world will be destroyed..

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Matt Ridley: The Richer We Get, The Greener We’ll Become

The world’s climate change experts are now saying that strong growth doesn’t hurt the environment, it protects it

Matt Ridley, The Times

In the past 50 years, world per capita income roughly trebled in real terms, corrected for inflation. If it continues at this rate (and globally the great recession of recent years was a mere blip) then it will be nine times as high in 2100 as it was in 2000, at which point the average person in the world will be earning three times as much as the average Briton earns today.

I make this point partly to cheer you up on Easter Monday about the prospects for your great-grandchildren, partly to start thinking about what that world will be like if it were to happen, and partly to challenge those who say with confidence that the future…

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Dueling climate reports – this one is worth sharing on your own blog

Obama and his MSM water carriers don’t want the public to know the truth about the Climate Change Scam.

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NOTE: This op-ed is apparently too hot for some editors to handle. Late last week it was accepted and posted on only to be abruptly removed some two hours later. After several hours of attempting to determine why it was removed, I was informed the editor had permanently taken it down because of a strong negative reaction to it and because of “conflicting views from the scientific community” over factual assertions in the piece.

Fortunately, some media outlets recognize a vigorous scientific debate persists over humanity’s influence on climate and those outlets refuse outside efforts to silence viewpoints that run counter to prevailing climate alarmism. My original piece follows below.- Craig Idso

Guest essay by Dr. Craig D. Idso

The release of a United Nations (UN) climate change report last week energized various politicians and environmental activists, who issued a new round of calls to reduce greenhouse gas…

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The IPCC, the Police & Greenpeace

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Greenpeace isn’t anti-establishment anymore. Now it’s just another arm of the authoritarian, UN green machine.

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Here in Berlin yesterday the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the third and final section of its new climate report. While excluded from witnessing the important, four-day meeting that preceded it, journalists were invited to attend a press conference. So long as they were prepared to behave like trained circus animals, that is.

Let it never be said that UN bodies don’t thrive on bureaucracy. You’d think it might be a straightforward matter for a journalist such as myself who’d completed the appropriate paperwork, submitted the right documents, and been officially accredited for a UN climate event in Warsaw last November to gain access to yesterday’s proceedings. But no.

As page two of this IPCC document explains, even reporters who’d jumped through all the press accreditation hoops two weeks ago…

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