My #COP25 video presentation

As many of you know I was part of a live stream put on by The Heartland Institute two days ago from Madrid.

The segment that contained my portion of the overall presentation has now been posted on YouTube. I present it below without comment.

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michael hart
December 4, 2019 10:15 pm

There is also an interesting interview with Will Happer about his time as adviser to Trump in The White House.

It’s disappointing to see that even there, the global warming narrative has a strong, yet unmerited, grip on people’s minds such that they are afraid to publicly challenge it. I also got a sense that they have approached the matter as if they expect the opposition to fight fairly and play by Queensbury Rules when in reality they really did need to have a plan to fight dirty from day one. If he does get re-elected he’s going to need to take a more robust approach.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  michael hart
December 5, 2019 5:04 am

“I also got a sense that they [Republicans] have approached the matter as if they expect the opposition to fight fairly and play by Queensbury Rules when in reality they really did need to have a plan to fight dirty from day one.”

That’s standard operating procedure for Republican politicians. They live in a dreamworld where leftist politicians are honest but just a little misguided. It’s wishful thinking on the part of Republicans. But no matter how dirty and underhanded the Left gets, the Republicans always hold out hope that the Left will be reasonable. To no avail.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Tom Abbott
December 5, 2019 1:06 pm

It is a conundrum. Taking the moral high ground, to set an example, is not as effective as fighting dirty. However, the alternative leads to what was rationalized during the Vietnam war as the necessity to “Destroy a village to save it.” If we fight dirty, the battle we win may provide us with a world not worth living in. Perhaps an alternative is to educate alarmists to the undesirable consequences of abiding by the principle of “The end justifies any means.”

Reply to  michael hart
December 5, 2019 6:43 pm

“expect the opposition to fight fairly and play by Queensbury Rules when in reality…”

People say “you are too nice” or “you are too kind” but that’s a lie.

It’s actually lack of courage. Pretending that people are going to be nice. It didn’t work for Bush. For McCain. Did it work, ever?

Remember the Kavanaugh confirmation drama? Again Jeff Flake played “nice”. He tried to find a common ground, he wanted to be appreciated by these nice people. End result, he might be hated even more.

December 4, 2019 10:44 pm

No comment required – great job Anthony – more people like you – more truth and commonsense would prevail

December 4, 2019 11:50 pm

The temperature records are a base of all science and must be cleaned up. Keep up the good work with this.
I found the Heartland speaks interesting and humble , at halfway at least, will continue for two more hours.

December 5, 2019 1:44 am

There’s more than one temperature record. We have the surface station record (which includes sea surface temperatures) and we have the satellite record. HADCRUT4 vs. UAH The satellite record goes back only to 1979.

Why is it that the two records don’t agree? It would seem to me that the satellite data is way more robust. My explanation would be that the adjustments to the surface station data are defective.

It also seems to me that the existence of the satellite data discourages the adjusters from exaggerating too wildly.

Steven Mosher
Reply to  commieBob
December 5, 2019 4:58 am

Uah has undocumented adjustments

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Steven Mosher
December 5, 2019 1:13 pm

Whereas, your unjustified adjustments are documented. Well done! The approach of using station temperatures as much as 1200 Km apart implicitly denies the existence of microclimates. Your claim of little influence of UHI effects is to be expected when you conflate temperatures up wind from a city with temperatures downwind; averaging the two will suppress the downwind effects.

Reply to  Steven Mosher
December 5, 2019 10:18 pm

BEST has undocumented limits of instrumental resolution.

But not to worry. So does NASA GISS and UKMet.

A round-robin of incompetents.

Reply to  Steven Mosher
December 6, 2019 7:49 am

Another general inspecific allegation.
Typical, sad but typical.

Vidar Øierås
Reply to  Steven Mosher
December 9, 2019 9:05 am

Thanks for a good lecture. I wonder, however, what kind of audience was attending to this lecture, and the lectures from Happer and Monckton?
The venue you were giving lectures, seems so small, judging from the applause and the achoustics. Were there different venues for each institutes? How was the COP25 meetings organized?

December 5, 2019 2:03 am

The mention of Australia, the period cut out was 1898 to 1903 one of the hottest and worst droughts in Australia history.

The Met office and CSIRO have been caught out on numerous occasions. But in the matter of so called “”Climate Science”” it does not seem to matter. Elsewhere its called Fraud.

Its a bit like the Wall Street crash, such Green based businesses have now become so big that governments are afraid that if they are exposed and allowed to fall over, then chaos will result.

So ironically instead of a so called Climate Emergency we are now facing a possible financial emergency, plus of course the desire for self preservation of many Politicians who’s life is now a part of this giant sized scam.


Michael in Dublin
Reply to  Michael
December 5, 2019 3:47 am

The South African government uses climate change as a smokescreen for their failures to build dams, encourage irrigation schemes, properly manage their water resources and interference in successful commercial farming.

Two centuries ago a young Scot, a gardener, moved into the semi-desert interior of the country (like Alice Springs). He used the local spring (some 20 million litres a day) for irrigation and a productive garden. In his journals he records details of drought and floods and high temperatures over many months. Today those writing articles about the terrible drought and highest ever temperatures in this area conveniently ignore the historical records that paint a picture of little change over two centuries.

December 5, 2019 4:28 am

Terrific succinct presentation of the Surface Stations Project, Anthony!
I loved the clear/dirty water analogy and the closing statement that no other branch of science “adjusts” data.

A quibble, and I am unable to explain it. During your presentation of individual stations, my screen did not always show the various lighter non-black or non-dark blue graph lines.
i.e. I couldn’t see the amber or light blue graph lines you were verbally describing.

If the presentation had been Xeroxed, I’d blame the sensor for not reproducing the light blues.
Other graphs, e.g. Darwin, showed the dark blues and the amber and light blue data lines clearly.

I knew what you were trying to present from having seen earlier presentations on WUWT where we could enlarge the graphs for better visualization. Others may not.

Still, an excellent topic clearly presented, described, imaged and summarized.

Carl Friis-Hansen
December 5, 2019 5:07 am

You were all great.

It would have been interesting if COP-25 had been in France. France has com to a halt, after their president has announced changed in pension plans – does Obama Care come to mind?

Christina Widmann
December 5, 2019 9:26 am

Flabby chin, there, what is your BMI?

Reply to  Christina Widmann
December 5, 2019 12:41 pm

You’re telling us a lot about yourself there dahling.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Christina Widmann
December 5, 2019 1:20 pm

How about posting a picture of yourself so that we can make fun of you? Even if you are halfway attractive on the outside, you have just demonstrated that the inside is a person that no one really wants to behold. No class whatsoever!

Christina Widmann
Reply to  Christina Widmann
December 5, 2019 3:08 pm

Bob and Clyde, both of you ought to go see your doctor and ask him/her if obesity is healthy.

Reply to  Christina Widmann
December 5, 2019 4:02 pm

I’m not sure if you’re trolling or just being a common scold. Anyway, the effects of obesity are not as obvious as you obviously think they are. obesity paradox

Anyway, taking an ad hominem pot shot doesn’t reflect well on you.

Christina Widmann
Reply to  commieBob
December 5, 2019 5:06 pm

Obesity is a direct cause of diabetes, heart disease and stroke. AKA fat people die young.

Reply to  Christina Widmann
December 6, 2019 12:26 pm

I’m ‘sure’ you mean good; just like Pelosi prays for Trump. what I see is somebody trying to be mean, and coming back checking if anybody replied, continuing a drive by shooting. You are a troll.

Christina Widmann
Reply to  commieBob
December 5, 2019 5:11 pm

Your link to the obesity paradox says: “The obesity paradox is a medical hypothesis ”

Note this is a “hypothesis” much like the AGW hypothesis. There’s little evidence for it.

Christina Widmann
Reply to  commieBob
December 5, 2019 5:12 pm

In other words Mr. commieBob, you will not find many 90-year old people that are fat.

Reply to  Christina Widmann
December 6, 2019 4:07 am

Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found that many very old people — age 95 and older — could be poster children for bad health behavior with their smoking, drinking, poor diet, obesity and lack of exercise.

The very old are, in fact, no more virtuous than the general population when it comes to shunning bad health habits, leaving researchers to conclude that their genes are mostly responsible for their remarkable longevity. link

Reply to  Christina Widmann
December 6, 2019 7:47 am

Odd that.
How many 90 year olds have healthy thick skin, excellent eyesight, excellent neural pathways, excellent joint health and excellent digestions?

Another false observation without correlation, let alone proof of causation. All flimflammery and bafflegab.

Christina opened her comments with a personal ad hominem against Anthony.
No relation to the topic.
No science.
No thought provoking facts.
All ad hominem. In the manner of uneducated all opinion snowflake online shaming diatribes.

Then in classic paid alarmist trollop style, Christina doubles down with multiple insubstantial circular arguments and distractions. As if accidentally stating a true fact proves all of their falsehoods.
More classic trollop thread bombing with zero substance.

Christina Widmann
Reply to  commieBob
December 5, 2019 6:10 pm
Johann Wundersamer
December 10, 2019 9:45 am

h/t Oswald Friedt

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