“NOAA’s Brilliant Response To Trumps Climate Tweet” Was a Red Herring Fallacy

Guest logic by David Middleton

Jan 30, 2019, 10:24am

NOAA’s Brilliant Response To Trumps Climate Tweet

Trevor Nace
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The president tweeted on Monday “In the beautiful Midwest, windchill temperatures are reaching minus 60 degrees, the coldest ever recorded. In coming days, expected to get even colder. People can’t last outside even for minutes. What the hell is going on with Global Waming? Please come back fast, we need you!”

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Forbes

 

Warmer SST’s leading  to more precipitation have Jack Schist to do with President Trump’s Tweet…

 

Young Trevor and the NOAA brain-trust are correct about one thing… The polar vortex does not disprove the global warming that has been occurring since the coldest temperatures of the Holocene: The Little Ice Age (LIA).

Andy May, WUWT Older is to the right.

In Central Greenland, one of Gorebal Warming’s many canaries in the coal mine, The LIA was just about as cold as the final Pleistocene glacial interstadial.

Data from Alley, 2000. Younger is to the right.

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127 thoughts on ““NOAA’s Brilliant Response To Trumps Climate Tweet” Was a Red Herring Fallacy

  1. The NOAA’s post could explain heavy snow being consistent with global warming, but that is irrelevant to severe cold.

    • No, NOAA’s post could explain that more precipitation could be consistent with global warming. Snow also requires cold. If this explanation is to be acceptable, then the snowfall must be in a smaller area; i.e., less area would see temperatures falling sufficiently for the precipitation to be snow.

      Similar cold weather extending over a similar size area is evidence of no warming. In that event, more precipitation means that the weather is getting wetter, not colder.

      • One could have heavier snow and warming, depending on the starting point. If the weather was in the 20 F range, rather than 5 F, it would be warmer, but still cold enough to snow.

      • We are getting more snowfall across the nation, not less, the worst part it falling earlier and later, somehow that does not fit into a warming earth. When I was young it did not snow in Minnesota in late April, early and mid yes late no, now it falls in May.

      • condensed:

        No, Snow requires cold. the snowfall must be in a smaller area; less area for the precipitation to be snow.

        cold weather is evidence of no warming. more precipitation means that the weather is not colder.

    • Actually…this recent cold outbreak is related to the breakdown of the stratospheric polar vortex over the north pole. These breakdowns are caused by waves of energy from convection over the tropics crashing into the stratosphere and imparting enough energy to reverse the motion of the polar vortex. So I guess the NOAA post wasn’t so crazy afterall…

      • So Warm air moving over the poles where it can only cool rapidly…is also…Global Warming?
        Got it.

        • Your reaction is a bit tense, yes, that is according to some, one of the things AGW /might cause/.

          The problem in here is it might cause this and that and opposite, which is no longer a scientific theory but just a Menckenian tool of politics.

      • And these ‘waves of energy’ are orographically uplifted latitudinal jetstreams – usually over the Tibetan plateau. Jetstreams become latitudinal with Rossby waves when the input solar energy is weak and the convective Hadley cells either side of the equator are reduced in extent.

        • Please define the meaning of “latitudinal jetstreams”.

          Is this different than NH west-to-east flowing jetstreams, and does this imply there are “longitudinal jetstreams”? Google has been of no help to me in running this to ground, pardon the pun.

          • There is zonal flow with low amplitude Rossby waves, and there is meridional flow with high amplitude Rossby waves. I *think* latitudinal jetstreams would be zonal flow where the jet stream generally follow the lines of latitude. High zonal flow does not produce polar outbreaks. Low zonal (high meridional) flow produces polar outbreaks, it also produces very strong mid-level ridges under which the subtropical high strengthens. Ian W is getting his terminology all mixed up. He may want to re-post to make it clearer, I don’t understand what he is saying.

      • “. . . imparting enough energy to reverse the motion of the polar vortex.”

        Therefore, these so-called “energy waves” reverse the basic physics associated with Coriolis “force” acting on the polar cell of vertical air circulation over the north pole. You should write a scientific paper on this discovery.

    • Pretty sure most commented the same .. the only real suggestion thrown up was the jet stream driving it theory but it has little to no evidence.

  2. Winter storms don’t prove that global warming isn’t happening.
    ======???
    What you have here is a double negative. Something you were taught back in grade school was a big no-no.

  3. In 2006 when Inconvenient Truth came out and it was declared that the science was settled on this issue there was not anyone, Gore included, predicting that Global Warming was going to produce more and bigger winter cold storms. On the contrary, they were predicting warm winters, that young people would grow up never seeing snow, and that ski resorts would all go out of business.

    Therefore, either the claim that the science is settled is clearly falsified, or the claim that these storms are due to global warming is a lie.

    • Guess which one I voted for. The science is settled in that CAGW IS IMPOSSIBLE if 1 molecule of CO2 is supposed to heat up 2450 molecules of N2 and O2..

      • Vapor of any of the alkali metals in a gas flame in a concentration of 1 part per million causes the emission spectrum of that gas flame to be heavily from that metal vapor. In a low pressure sodium vapor lamp, the sodium vapor is about 1/10 of 1% of the gas/vapor content, and produces about 99% of the spectral content from the gas/vapor. In a fluorescent lamp, mercury vapor accounting for about 1/10 of 1 % of the gas/vapor mixture accounts for over 95% often about 99% of the spectral content from the gas/vapor.

        Also, arguments that spectral absorption by CO2 is already saturated and can’t increase from increase of CO2 (not quite fully true) can be used against arguments that CO2 can’t do anything because it accounts for 1/2450 of the atmosphere.

        • However, it is also true that CO2 increases the emissivity of the upper atmosphere, and that actually might cause global cooling. We don’t really know what the net effect of back radiation and emission is.

          The other important factor is that water vapour is a stronger greenhouse gas by both spectral width and quantity, and two greenhouse gases working in parallel are not unlike two resistors in parallel – You cannot simply add the effects.

          • …two greenhouse gases working in parallel are not unlike two resistors in parallel – You cannot simply add the effects.
            Interesting analogy here. I don’t think it works, though. Both current through, and dissipated power in, paralleled resistors are obtained by simple addition. Casting about to salvage the analogy, perhaps parallel inductors in AC circuits would illustrate your point, but in that case the analogy itself is so complicated as to lose any rhetorical value.

            I think your greater point is that some folks are over simplifying the effects of atmospheric gases, and that certainly seems to be the case.

        • EXTREMELY poor response! Yeah, I know – I’m only a High School graduate, but you’re equating a compound (CO2) with elements (sodium and mercury). An apples to oranges comparison. Rather an apples to orangatangs argument. Then, why go from fractions to percentages? You destroy your own argument in just the second sentence – and it goes downhill from there. I’ve had the pleasure to work with, and edit the writing of, illustrious scientists and engineers over my career and very few have been able to express themselves in writing with any skill. I suggest that you read what you wrote and decide if an unbiased audience could derive any meaning.

        • And the energy in a sodium lamp comes from ? Relatively low level solar radiation or an intense electric current carried by ionized gas ?

          It’s like comparing thunder to sunlight.

          • Flight level: Regarding “Relatively low level solar radiation or an intense electric current carried by ionized gas ? It’s like comparing thunder to sunlight”:

            In low pressure metal vapor lamps, the densities of electric current per unit area cross section, power per unit surface area and power per unit volume are low, despite the fact that some classify low pressure sodium vapor lamps as HID lamps. I see that mistaken classification by some as being because their ballasts are considered by some to resemble those of HID lamps (I think they’re closer to ballasts of 8-foot single-pin-per-end fluorescent lamps than anything else) – or because low pressure sodium vapor lamps are bright.

            As for watts per square meter: Direct sunlight is, as year-round average, averaged throughout recent solar cycles, onto a plane perpendicular to the sunlight, just above the part of Earth’s atmosphere that changes this, is 1355 W/m^2. At Earth’s surface, sunlight + daylight is often 1,000 W/m^2 where solar panels are receiving full sunlight, and the optimistic figure is 1100 W/m^2. The watts of power input per surface area in the inner surface of the arc tubes of low pressure sodium lamps is not much more. In most 4-foor fluorescent lamps, where the metal vapor is responsible for about 99% of the radiation reaching the inner surface of what contains it and (both directly and after processing by a phosphor) about 99% of the light produced, this figure is around mid-300s watts per square meter.

        • Donald L. Klipstein – February 1, 2019 at 9:17 pm

          Also, arguments that spectral absorption by CO2 is already saturated and can’t increase from increase of CO2 (not quite fully true) ………

          “Not quite”, …… HUH?

          And you are as serious as a “heart attack”, …… RIGHT?

          Isn’t that kinda like “salting” your eggs to just the taste you like, …… but salting your eggs more n’ more will not make them taste “saltier”, ……. RIGHT?

          So, Donald L, what are you telling me?

          Is it, ….. iffen I “first” add the CO2 molecules that were added “last” in the above, they will not absorb any IR thermal (heat) radiation that is radiating through the atmosphere, ….. BUT, …. just as soon as I add the CO2 molecules that were added “first” in the above, …… they and only they will immediately begin absorbing the IR thermal (heat) radiation that is radiating through the atmosphere.,

          Now that has just got to be the 1st actual, factual case of PFM.

      • Alan, since you seem knowledgeable I’ll ask you what I asked another and got no response. Do you know the IR fluxes of N2, O2 and CO2? The W/m^2 values I have are 0.001, 0.018 and 0.134, respectively, but am not confident these are right.

        • Icisil: The fluxes are low for the diatomic gases, in the 10s of watts per square meter for CO2, and water vapor combined with clouds has a majority of the 324 W/m^2 of “back radiation” shown in the Kiehl-Trenberth energy budget “cartoon”.

          Better known is how increasing CO2 changes this, for global average: The latest I have seen from IPCC and from Christopher Monckton agree that the effect of increase of CO2 is logarithmic, and Christopher Monckton’s latest figure that I saw is slightly over 90% of that of IPCC, 3.7 W/m^2 per 2x change of CO2 according to IPCC, 3.35 (IIRC 4.828 * ln 2) according to Christopher Monckton.

    • Manmade global warming is exaggerated, I think by a factor around 1.6-2 by “IPCC center track”. I think studies by Lewis & Curry and by Nick Lewis as sole top name are close to pinning down our planet’s actual climate sensitivity.

      As for snowstorms: They aren’t going away soon from a degree or two of global warming; I expect minor shifts in their patterns after they get studied over a full period of the AMO. Another factor for measurements of American snowstorms is a change in the measurement method that was effectively implemented, I think a few years after 2000, when Bush II was President. Before that change, official snowfall measurements at airports with official National Weather Service weather stations was done by government employees according to two methods, one of them by the “climatology method”, the other by the “aviation method”. The change shifted this snowfall measurement duty to private contractors, who were only paid to do the measurements by the “aviation method”. When these two methods of snow measurement disagree with each other, generally the “aviation method” reports more snow than the “climatology method”. The “aviation method” works better than the “climatology method” for indicating effect on airport operations, but it puffs-up reported snowfall in comparison to the “climatology method” that was effectively discontinued after previously being used at many airports with weather stations officially considered by the National Weather Service.

  4. I’ve seem many graphs interpreting temperature of last 12,000 years.
    Most don’t exactly match up with each other.
    Sources? Comparisons?
    I’d like to be educated on this matter.

    • Go to Heartland Institute and look up Chapter 5.7 of the 1000 page volume called Climate Change Reconsidered II

    • Cynthia – February 1, 2019 at 6:42 pm

      I’ve seem many graphs interpreting temperature of last 12,000 years.
      Most don’t exactly match up with each other.
      I’d like to be educated on this matter.

      Cynthia, for a “crash” course for learning about past (pre 18th Century) near-surface temperature the 1st thing you need to learn is that they are “proxy” temperatures, not actual thermometer recorded temperatures.

      Take a look-see at this Holocene Temperature Variation “proxy” graph ……. and you will see seven (7) thin multicolored lines which are the different temperature proxies …….. and one (1) heavy black line which is the “average” temperature for all said proxies.

      And as you can see on the above graph, ….. none of those 7 proxies “exactly match up with each other” simply because the research was conducted via different criteria and at different locations & is solely the LEARNED OPINION of the author, …… and the same is true for ALL of the other temp proxies regardless of who authored the proxy.

      Temperature proxies/graphs are for reference ONLY, ….. and are not actual, factual evidence of anything.

  5. A good start would be halving their budget and redirecting that money to social security. Will Democrats embrace what ought to be very popular amongst Americans? Will Democrats help to extend social security? Nope, nope, nope, nope…

    • But they are the champions of raiding trust funds, high taxes, extremism bureaucracy, and the sky is always falling and it’s your fault and you must pay now!

      We all know the point in climate fraud is to tax. The politicians could never stoop to setting the example of their rhetoric/rules/regulations/laws that they impose on others. More nope…

    • If there is any extra cash in the social security lockbox, the congresscritters will spend it forthwith. Always have and probably will. They are addicted to spending. It applies to both sides of the political spectrum. What differs is what they want to spend it on.

      • “If there is any extra cash in the social security lockbox, the congresscritters will spend it forthwith.”

        That was done a long time ago. That account is now empty of cash and full of IOU’s. The Congresscritters had a desire to spend that cash and now it’s all gone.

        Yeah, that was a good one: Lockbox. Good for a laugh, and good as an example of a big political lie.

  6. Summer heat waves don’t prove that Man-made climate change IS happening, either. But you’ll never hear or see NASA or NOAA tweeting that…

    But I sure am glad the Magic Molecule CO2 gave us all the warming we’ve experienced since our last Ice Age started ending 10-12 K years ago, to melt the more than a mile thick glaciers and raise sea levels more than 400 feet! Oh wait, it isn’t responsible for THAT warming?

    • Good to see someone admitting any weather event in an hourly or weekly period has nothing to do with CAGW. I like to joke about the earths mean temperature being colder or warmer based on the weather at any given moment at work.

      You got it. The earth cooling or warming when we’ve populated it more is always our fault. When there were no power plants or SUV’s, warming coincidentally had nothing to do with us.

  7. The most recent data point in the GISP 2 data set is 1855, long before current warming would have been noticeable.

  8. You can add “sense of humor” to the list of things that climate scientists are missing.

  9. In Australia we are having a heat wave which is ”breaking records”. I don’t know about record breaking, but it’s certainly hotter this year than I can remember for a long time. Especially inland. It didn’t take long for the global warming enthusiasts to chime in and blame man made climate change which is of course nonsense. We had similar and longer lasting heat in the 20’s if memory serves. What caused that?????

  10. Nowhere near as brilliant as the massive, breathtaking discovery about the cause of the mini ice age.
    Obviously now we are more sophisiticated and know the little icce age was caused by Americanhttps://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47063973 colonisation.
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    SkepticalScience recently published a short article, by somebody called Evan. The article was called “SkS Analogy 18 – Cliff jumping and temperature changes.

    The article starts with some “good” advice.

    “Regardless of the height of a cliff, jumping from cliffs is deadly. Hang-gliding from cliffs thrills. Jumping from cliffs kills.”

    I don’t like to nit-pick, but Evan, the author, doesn’t tell us how high the cliffs are. He said, “Regardless of the height of a cliff, jumping from cliffs is deadly.”

    But what if the cliff was only 10 centimetres high. I think that most people could survive a fall of 10 centimetres.

    Remember, that Evan said, “REGARDLESS of the height of a cliff”. So he didn’t specify a minimum height.

    This is a typical Alarmist tactic. They try to “trick” you, by playing on your emotions.

    They want you to picture yourself, crippled at the bottom of a 10 centimetre cliff, wishing that you had listened to their message about global warming.

    https://agree-to-disagree.com/skepticalscience-jumps-off-a-cliff

    • In earth’s climate change terms:
      Jumping of a cliff = Onset of an ice age
      Icarus flight = Catastrophic global warming
      One is repeating reality the other is flight of an unwise imagination.

    • I used to jump off a cliff called “Big Dady” that was 90 feet high. Feet first. I wasn’t brave/foolish enough to try to dive head first.

      If you ever do that you should probably wear tennis shoes because it kind of stings your feet when you hit.

      That cliff is now fenced off to prevent people from jumping off it.

    • My daughter broke her femur and collar bone stepping off a curb wrong. Just five or six inches. The collar bone was due to the resulting fall. Jumping off a cliff CAN be deadly, with the probability of death increasing with increased height. Just a little precision in language helps reduce confusion with regard to boundary conditions.

  12. Although the winter storm cartoon (copied from a March 2015 article) was not a good response to a tweet about a cold snap, it is not all of the response. Ahead of the winter storm cartoon was:

    Responding to Mr Trump on Twitter, Jonathan Foley, an environmental scientist at the California Academy of Sciences, said: “You knew this was going to happen. It’s cold in less than 1% of the planet for a few days, so the long term warming and destabilization of a planet’s entire climate system must not be true.

    “In related news, Trump had a Big Mac today, so there is no such thing as global hunger.”

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/01/30/frantic-climate-scientist-response-to-president-trumps-latest-troll-tweet/

    • It was definitely cold in more than 1% of the planet. In fact, it’s cold in more than half the planet all the time.

    • Foley’s response to Trump’s tweet is a red herring and baseless.

      “Global Warming” as promoted by activists, alarmists and biased weather agencies is a promotion of endless dooms and disasters.

      Trump’s tweet highlights the absurdities of those faux prophetic climate predictions.
      Especially since the biased weather agencies and activists utterly failed to include severe cold weather in their impending dooms.

      Recent years and spells of cold weather sent those alarmists into overdrive to include severe cold weather into what “global warming” can cause.
      Ignored are the records showing less severe weather episodic cycles. While alarmists hyperventilate about impossible climate dooms and desperate attempts to promote ordinary weather into catastrophic climate impacts.

      Foley, NASA, NOAA and many others may understand the specific effects of 1.2 more molecules of CO₂ per ten thousand atmospheric molecules. Unfortunately, their promotion of dire climate effects are solely subjective imaginations running wild.
      As is their responses using actual CO₂ science to statements caused by their dire, catastrophic or tipping point specious claims.

      Allowing alarmists and activists like Foley, NASA and NOAA to look like right fools as their list of climate events caused by CO₂ levels to be a list of 180 degree opposition climate impacts.
      e.g.
      Disastrous droughts Disastrous floods
      Disastrous heat Disastrous cold
      Disastrous winds Disastrous calm
      Lack of winter Disastrous winters
      Lack of snow massive snow falls
      Lack of sea ice (Arctic) Massive sea ice (Antarctic)
      Disappearing glaciers glaciers are growing
      Disastrous melting of land bound ice aggregating snow/ice on those same land bound ice
      Open ocean causing precipitation lack of open water that can affect that precipitation
      Etc. etc etc.

      The publicity promoted by these activists and alarmist is exactly what Trump targeted. Falsely responding while pretending their own claims and promoted dooms did not exist, is utter falsehood.

  13. Has anyone considered how many people would have actually died from this cold spell if God had not blessed the US with the shale gas revolution at this time? Due to the abundant cheap energy that resulted we had sufficient energy to get through this weather crisis.

    • Dan how dare you ask such a question, after all don’t you know renewables are the answer, they could have handled the cold no problem and the add benefit is we would have less crowed old folks homes and schools. /sarc

  14. Trump is not trying to make a point about the validity of Climage Change. He’s just trolling those who believe in it, the majority of whom are his political opposition. I’m sure he doesn’t believe in Climage Change, but that’s besides the point. His tweet is just to drive his political opponents crazy and it is very effective at that.

  15. University College London is stating that the LIA was caused by European Colonization of the Americas:

    “Colonisation of the Americas at the end of the 15th Century killed so many people, it disturbed Earth’s climate.
    That’s the conclusion of scientists from University College London, UK.
    The team says the disruption that followed European settlement led to a huge swathe of abandoned agricultural land being reclaimed by fast-growing trees and other vegetation.
    This pulled down enough carbon dioxide (CO₂) from the atmosphere to eventually chill the planet.
    It’s a cooling period often referred to in the history books as the “Little Ice Age” – a time when winters in Europe would see the Thames in London regularly freeze over.

    “The Great Dying of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas led to the abandonment of enough cleared land that the resulting terrestrial carbon uptake had a detectable impact on both atmospheric CO₂ and global surface air temperatures,” Alexander Koch and colleagues write in their paper published in Quaternary Science Reviews…”
    “…It’s the UCL group’s estimate that 60 million people were living across the Americas at the end of the 15th Century (about 10% of the world’s total population), and that this was reduced to just five or six million within a hundred years.
    The scientists calculated how much land previously cultivated by indigenous civilisations would have fallen into disuse, and what the impact would be if this ground was then repossessed by forest and savannah.
    The area is in the order of 56 million hectares, close in size to a modern country like France.
    This scale of regrowth is figured to have drawn down sufficient CO₂ that the concentration of the gas in the atmosphere eventually fell by 7-10ppm (that is 7-10 molecules of CO₂ in every one million molecules in the air).
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47063973

    • University College London is stating that the LIA was caused by European Colonization of the Americas:

      The team says the disruption that followed European settlement led to a huge swathe of abandoned agricultural land being reclaimed by fast-growing trees and other vegetation.

      This pulled down enough carbon dioxide (CO₂) from the atmosphere to eventually chill the planet.

      Me thinks those “dudes” at the University College London has INTENTIALLY got it “ass-backward”.

      “DUH”, European settlement in/of North America resulted in huge swathes of forests and brush lands being “clear cut” and/or “cleared” and converted to productive agricultural land.

      “The Great Dying of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas” over the course of 300 years, …… was more than just REPLACED by the hordes of European immigrants into America during those same 300 years.

      Me also thinks that the majority of the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas would be classified as “hunter-gathers”, ……. not farmers, herders, sailors, butchers, bakers or candle-stick makers.

      • Well the science is good because they calculated how much land had been cultivated by using an estimate of population. That should work? Shouldn’t there be lots of bones and evidence of widespread farming.
        However, a previous study in 2006 linked the LIA to depopulation in Europe caused by the plague. Either way there is this fixation that CO2 is the main culprit because the increase in trees removed it from the atmosphere and so it got a lot colder. That must be why I feel cooler when I sit in the shade of a tree then? Or perhaps I’m mistaken in believing that a tree provides cool shade and prevents the ground from warming. It has to be CO2 what done it.

        • The problem is the dating. I’ve seen estimates that the climate turned cold around 1300, 48 years before the Black Death. And as the LIA started in the 1300’s, no way can the plagues in the Americas be the cause.

  16. NOAA ‘brilliant response’ basically says warmer means cooler. If you want to convince anyone with such a sublime logic – good luck with that!

    • No it doesn’t – it says that warmer means more atmospheric WV, which in the case of the US leads to more winter storm energy via LH release and also more precipitable water able to fall as snow in Nor’easters.

      • It’s not only about snow, it is also about chill. So, yes, essentially what you’re trying to say is that global warming leads to more snow and more cooling. And again – if you want to convince anyone with such sublime and delicate logic – good luck with that!

        • No.
          I’m saying that more warming leads to more atmospheric WV – which can (dependent on the sourced air-mass) lead to more snow falling in a given meteorological set-up.
          I said nothing about GW causing cooling.
          However a change in local sources of energy into the atmosphere from the oceans, whether by latent or sensible heat input CAN cause changes to the movement of polar air-masses.
          The SSW that it as the root of this particular event has happened many times before, indeed may well have been common during the LIA.
          It cannot be pinned down to any one cause.

          • Your more elaborate response is only long-winded way of saying ‘warmer means cooler’.

            From one side it is fun to watch scientists from NOAA behaving as someone put glowing hot iron stick into their ‘rear gateways’. From the other side however it is quite sad state of affairs. They use similar excuses as in the communists regimes. If capitalists get poorer and poorer that only confirms prediction of Marxists. If capitalists get richer and richer that also confirms predictions of Marxists. Whatever happens – theory is satisfied. Pity that climate science is degenerating into such kind of pseudoscience.

          • “Your more elaborate response is only long-winded way of saying ‘warmer means cooler’.”

            That is NOT what I’m saying.

            There are sinks and sources of energy in the climate system
            Heat has to flow between.
            Is that simple enough for you?

            “They use similar excuses as in the communists regimes. If capitalists get poorer and poorer that only confirms prediction of Marxists. ”

            Yep, that explains where you’re coming from.
            A reduction to polarisation of political viewpoint by way of confirming your worldview.

            ” Pity that climate science is degenerating into such kind of pseudoscience.”
            Yes indeed, pseudoscience is promulgated everyday on here.
            Trying to fit the world to it and explain away man’s hand in the warming world.
            But …. if you say so.

  17. Nothing new under the sun.

    In 1504, Christopher Columbus convinced a group of Native Jamaicans that his god was angry with them for ceasing to provide his group with supplies and that god would show his anger with a sign from the heavens. The sign was a lunar eclipse that Columbus knew was imminent.

    Today other entities seek continuation of their supplies by leveraging weather variability to their advantage.

  18. David:

    The “Alley” graph (as misrepresented by Easterbrook) ends in 1855.
    Not (as it appears) – 1950
    And as such misses ALL anthro GW.

    There is plenty of info on this very site about it’s erroneous usage.

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/04/13/crowdsourcing-the-wuwt-paleoclimate-reference-page-disputed-graphs-alley-2000/

    “They’re not disputed, they’re wrong. Any graph that claims to use Alley’s GISP2 data must either finish at 95 years Before Present (BP=1950) or AD1855 because that is the final date in his database which is on-line and freely available to us all. Lappi’s graph mistakes Present for 2000 as does Easterbrook, they should have a note added pointing out their error or be excluded.”

    http://hot-topic.co.nz/easterbrooks-wrong-again/
    https://washingtonlandscape.blogspot.com/2013/04/easterbrooks-messed-up-graphs-corrected.html
    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BU7ZMxTEgPM/UWZmiVP4QhI/AAAAAAAAFdo/PDRHdKjK78M/s1600/easterbrook_fig52009.png

  19. The worst thing that could happen to the global warming fight is to meet success. Luckily it is based on faulty science, so success is not an option. Still, money and resources are being wasted in the fight.

    • Global warming is a cult.
      We have numerous evidences of successfully established cults despite the absolute lack of scientific support.

      We have equally evidences of violences related to the propagation of cult dogmas.
      Cults are a proven method of ideological mass control and wealth gathering.

      Will humanity let itself into one more intellectual misguidance will remain an open question as long as immense profits are involved in the process.

      • Global Warming behaves in some ways like a cult but is an outright lie and a means to an end. A very dark and dehumanizing end. Here it is from the lead author of the IPCC report that won a Nobel peace prize:

        “But one must say clearly that we redistribute de facto the world’s wealth by climate policy… One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy any more.
        Ottmar Edenhofer , UN IPCC official.”
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottmar_Edenhofer

        This is either the worlds most dangerous and evil man or a very strong contender for that title.

  20. David:

    The “Alley” graph (as misrepresented by Easterbrook) ends in 1855.
    Not (as it appears) – 1950
    And as such misses ALL anthro GW.

    There is plenty of info on this very site about it’s erroneous usage.

    from: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/04/13/crowdsourcing-the-wuwt-paleoclimate-reference-page-disputed-graphs-alley-2000/

    “They’re not disputed, they’re wrong. Any graph that claims to use Alley’s GISP2 data must either finish at 95 years Before Present (BP=1950) or AD1855 because that is the final date in his database which is on-line and freely available to us all. Lappi’s graph mistakes Present for 2000 as does Easterbrook, they should have a note added pointing out their error or be excluded.”

    http://hot-topic.co.nz/easterbrooks-wrong-again/
    https://washingtonlandscape.blogspot.com/2013/04/easterbrooks-messed-up-graphs-corrected.html
    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BU7ZMxTEgPM/UWZmiVP4QhI/AAAAAAAAFdo/PDRHdKjK78M/s1600/easterbrook_fig52009.png

  21. I just love it when two ‘years before present’ graphs with axes opposite one another, are presented together. It creates an awful grinding sound deep in my brain. Don’t these people know time marches on from left to right? Unless you are in Australia.

  22. In addition to the red herring, NOAA, with their “cute” graphic provides typical Warmunist pseudoscience. Their implication is that, due to “warmer” SSTs, not just winter storms, but all storms are now bigger, wetter, and stronger, which is their classic “extreme weather” meme. Pure bunkum, which the drooling True Believers will happily lap up.

  23. Never trust anything or anyone described as “brilliant”, still less anyone who uses the word.

  24. James Delingpole’s article is causing the Green Blob’s collective heads to explode 🙂

    “Delingpole: The Frozen Hell Outside Your Window Is What Global Warming Looks Like”

    http://www.breitbart.com/environment/2019/02/01/delingpole-the-frozen-hell-outside-your-window-is-what-global-warming-looks-like/

    “Has the climate alarmism industry shown any contrition for its doomsday scaremongering about global warming? Absolutely none. Instead, it is doubling down…”

  25. Rah,
    I’m not sure if your guestion was to me or a David, but I thought I would reply anyway. Actually most accumulations are not related to meteor impacts, but meteor impacts can be productive if they occur in a Basin with good mature source rock. Meteor impacts can create a lot of fracturing providing avenues for oil and gas to migrate upsection from the source rock. If it is large enough, ~2.0 mile crater, it will generally have a structural rebound high in the center of the crater and a crater rim that has rebounded creating a high. Subsequent deposition over these highs can form structural traps in porous rock for migrating hydrocarbons to accumulate in. I am by no means an expert, but this is a general description of what can happen.
    The Ames hole in Oklahoma and the Chixalub (sp?) crater off of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico are examples of this. The Mexican impact is credited by Walter Alvarez ( his book “ T Rex and the Crater of Doom” is excellent reading) for the Cretaceous/ Tertiary boundary. Sorry for the long response.
    Dan
    PS: I personally don’t believe in man made global warming, it is a natural occurrence and we just have to deal with it.

  26. NOAA’s tweet was not only a red herring, but a straw man as well. A sort of Red Straw Herring Man.
    I can’t find any recent tweets from Donald Trump where he asserted that global warming isn’t happening. He merely made a joke that he would welcome a little higher temperature which is what alarmists have claimed would be the product of global warming.

  27. Hey Anthony,

    That is NOT what I’m saying.

    OK. NOAA is saying.

    Yep, that explains where you’re coming from.

    I’m writing from a bunker in Pyongyang laughing at Western ‘useful idiots’ who promote idea of global warming and subsequently radical de-industrialisation. Keep it going, fellas 😉

    A reduction to polarisation of political viewpoint by way of confirming your worldview.

    That was actually from Karl Popper. Unfortunately, more and more applicable to the current state of the climate science.

    Yes indeed, pseudoscience is promulgated everyday on here.

    Quite contrary – this blog is having humble input in demystifying climate science scare.

  28. Evidence of ice advance edges into North America appears to take on the shape of a polar vortex that rotates around repetitively enough within a shorter time span during the winter season and over decadal time scales to set up an interstadial cold period. Now all we have to do is figure out how it starts and stays stuck in that rapidly circulating pattern so as to create the ice advance pattern that mirrors this one time example of where the ice edge would be in addition to the cold and snow being reported.

  29. condensed:

    No, Snow requires cold. the snowfall must be in a smaller area; less area for the precipitation to be snow.

    cold weather is evidence of no warming. more precipitation means that the weather is not colder.

    : 2 sense

  30. MUST STOP the “global dimming project” funded by Bill Gates…it’s really designed to slow food production and reduce population… IT’S GENOCIDAL !! all in the name of environmentalism….

  31. Hmmm…so hot air produces cold.
    And that justifies subsidies for wind and solar and Solydra and Tesla?

    PS IF that NY idiot”s “Green New Deal” had been in effect, hundreds if not thousands would have frozen to death.

  32. Whenever a reporter describes a comment as a ‘brilliant response’ it’s not journalism – it’s advocacy .

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