Now that’s what I call Climate Change
By Paul Homewood
I am always puzzled by those who decry the world’s slightly warmer climate since pre-industrial times.
They seem to think the climate was perfect then. Perhaps they should study a bit of history, such as this snippet from HH Lamb’s Climate, History and the Modern World:
And it was not just Europe:
HH Lamb – Climate, History and the Modern World – p254-6
Trust local knowledge and observations?
In the news today: “Nunavut Draft Plan Says There Are Actually Too Many Polar Bears In Territory” (CTV News via The Canadian Press, Bob Weber, 12 November 2018).
Polar bear eating seaweed near Churchill, Manitoba (November 2012). Lorraine Brandson photo.
From the Canadian Press story:
“There are too many polar bears in parts of Nunavut and climate change hasn’t yet affected any of them, says a draft management plan from the territorial government that contradicts much of conventional scientific thinking.
The proposed plan — which is to go to public hearings in Iqaluit on Tuesday — says that growing bear numbers are increasingly jeopardizing public safety and it’s time Inuit knowledge drove management policy.
“Inuit believe there are now so many bears that public safety has become a major concern,” says the document, the result of four years of study and public consultation.”
I’ve noted previously that…
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Piers has given a taste of what is to come early this winter. The Daily Express has a rather alarming headline about a Wall of Snow to hit the UK, however that is the headline writers not necessarily the content nor what Piers himself has said. Below are the actual comments from WeatherActions Piers Corbyn … Continue reading @Piers_Corbyn: Major Impacts as Mini Ice Age Circulation Pattern Due to Bite Britain and Europe
All of these birds have been around for a very long time, during much of which the Arctic has been much warmer than now. Yet they somehow managed to thrive then
By Paul Homewood
h/t Dave Ward
From the “Blame it on global warming” Dept!
The Arctic is no longer the safe haven it once was for nesting birds, a new scientific report warns.
Having nests raided by predators is a bigger threat for birds flocking to breed than in the past, it shows.
This raises the risk of extinction for birds on Arctic shores, say researchers.
They point to a link with climate change, which may be changing the behaviour and habitat of animals, such as foxes, which steal eggs.
Prof Tamás Székely of the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath, UK, described the findings as “alarming”.
He said fewer offspring were being produced in some bird species and these populations in future might not be sustainable.
For critically endangered species such as the spoonbill sandpiper, this could be “the last nail in the coffin”, he said.
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Clearly the fault of all those Model T Fords!
By Paul Homewood
On this day in 1913, the “Great Lakes Hurricane” hit Cleveland:
The immense storm that ravaged the Great Lakes in early November 1913 has been called the “Great Lakes Hurricane, “ the “Ultimate Storm, “ and the “Big Blow.” It was unmatched for early winter severity and is one of the greatest winter storms in Cleveland’s history. Twelve commercial lake boats were lost with their entire crews on the Great Lakes and at least 235 sailors perished. Freezing rain and wet snow coated telegraph, telephone, and electric wires early in the storm and lines, poles, and trees were toppled by winds over 40 mph. A one-minute average wind of 79 mph was recorded at Cleveland. Precipitation fell for two days giving 22.2 inches of snow at Cleveland. Elsewhere, snowfall was 18-25 inches in eastern Ohio.
Shortages of milk and food developed when products were stranded on trains…
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David interviews Piers on his thoughts about what lies ahead. https://YouTube.com/watch?v=JRyi_tVWZ2I
We discovered that Katla volcano in Iceland is a globally important source of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) in spite of being previously assumed to be a minor gas emitter. Volcanoes are a key natural source of atmospheric CO2 but estimates of the total global amount of CO2 that volcanoes emit are based on only a small number of active volcanoes. Very few volcanoes which are covered by glacial ice have been measured for gas emissions, probably because they tend to be difficult to access and often do not have obvious degassing vents. Through high‐precision airborne measurements and atmospheric dispersion modeling, we show that Katla, a highly hazardous subglacial volcano which last erupted 100 years ago, is one of the largest volcanic sources of CO2 on Earth, releasing up to 5% of total global volcanic emissions
Iceland’s Katla volcano [image credit: icelandmonitor]
Precision measurements show that sub-glacial volcanoes have been greatly underestimated as an ongoing source of carbon dioxide emissions. When will they re-do the calculations?
H/T Warwick Hughes
Recent research suggests the volume of volcanic CO2 being emitted into the atmosphere is far greater than previously thought, challenging man-made warming, says ClimateChangeDispatch.
The cornerstone principle of the global warming theory, anthropogenic global warming (AGW), is built on the premise that significant increases of modern era human-induced CO2 emissions have acted to unnaturally warm Earth’s atmosphere.
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