But Climatologist Dr. Roy Spencer smacks down warmist jet stream claims as 'silly:
Spencer: 'There is frequently cross-equatorial flow at jet stream altitudes, and that flow can connect up with a subtropical jet stream. But it has always happened, and always will happen, with or without the help of humans.'
Study author Ralph J Ellis tells Climate Depot: 'My science paper on the modulation of ice aces and interglacials has been published, at last. It is an interesting story that demonstrates that CO2 is only a bit-player in the drama of world climate, while the main characters are ice, dust and albedo.'
The result has broad implications because it speaks to the apparent slowdown in the rate at which the Earth is heating up. The slowdown, or global warming “hiatus” as it is sometimes called, is a smaller-than-expected increase in global average surface temperature since about the year 2000. Observations suggest the planet is getting warmer, but not as quickly as predicted.
The inorganic section of the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) Energy Geochemistry Laboratory in Lakewood, Colo. manipulated data on a variety of topics – including many related to the environment – from 1996 to 2014. The manipulation was caught in 2008, but continued another six years...
“Tell me what you want and I will get it for you. What we do is like magic,” a former USGS official told auditors a former employee linked to the manipulation would say, according to Westerman.
Climate scientists and advocates are worried that Britain's exit from the Eurpean Union will complicate the process of ratifying the Paris Agreement and may install a government that will roll back crucial environmental policies and regulations.
'United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has predicted that climate change will continue to make the Middle East hotter and drier. That will mean that, instead of hundreds of thousands of refugees heading towards Europe, there could be tens of millions.'
Mann: 'We can see climate change, the impacts of climate change, now, playing out in real time, on our television screens, in the 24-hour news cycle. Regardless of how you measure the impacts of climate change — be it food, water, health, national security, our economy — climate change is already taking a great toll… The stakes could not be greater in this next election — the future of our children and grandchildren literally hangs in the balance'