Science and environment reporter Chris Mooney reported that a new study of trees concluded the world’s tree population was 7.6 times greater than previously estimated. The researchers calculate that there are more than 3 trillion trees on the planet, 2.64 trillion more than they’d thought there were.
Gov. Sarah Palin and Climate Depot editor Marc Morano get 'On Point' on One America News Network regarding President Obama's trip to Alaska. - Broadcast August 28, 2015
Morano to Palin: 'President Obama is coming to Alaska to use your state as a political prop in the run up the UN climate meeting in Paris in December. His legacy is his to sign a global warming treaty. Alaska is photo op. He want to be able to say when he goes to Paris to say he has seen firsthand the melting ice in Alaska. You guys are nothing but he poor victims of this propaganda campaign.'
In the 2014/2015 season the daily course and accumulated ice mas development on Greenland measured in gigatons since September 1, 2014 is showing a mass growth (lower chart) of around 200 gigatons, or 200 cubic kilometers.”
A humorist could comment that the closer we are to the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP-21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to be held in Paris from November 30 to December 11, the hotter the globe becomes. However, there are three significant forms of divergence that are being demonstrated. One divergence is the increasing difference between atmospheric temperatures and surface temperatures. The second divergence is the growing difference between temperatures forecast by models and observed temperatures, particularly atmospheric temperatures. This leads to the third divergence, the difference between the activities of what can be called the Climate Establishment and what is observed in nature.
Obama has seen just four hurricanes make landfall on his watch, none of them classified by NOAA as major storms. Three were Category 1 storms (Irene in 2011; Isaac and Sandy in 2012) and just one was a Category 2 hurricane (Arthur in 2014).
A reply paper published today in PNAS "identifies a causal relationship between cosmic rays (CRs) and interannual variation in global temperature (?GT)." The authors find a "robust" cosmic ray-global temperature relationship, as demonstrated in Fig. 1 below, and thus provide further corroboration of the solar/cosmic ray theory of climate of Svensmark et al.
As of today, it has been a record 118 months since the last major hurricane struck the continental United States, according to records kept by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Hurricane Research Division, which list all hurricanes to strike the U.S. mainland going back to 1851. A major hurricane is Category 3 or higher hurrucine. The last one to strike the continental U.S. was Hurricane Wilma, which made landfall in North Carolina on Oct. 24, 2005. President Obama is the first president in 122 years, since Benjamin Harrison was in office, who has not seen a major hurricane strike the U.S. during his time in office. In a statement on its website, NOAA expressed concern that Americans might suffer from “hurricane amnesia.”
The Die kalte Sonne site here features a worrisome essay by German climate scientists Horst-Joachim Lüdecke, Dr. Alexander Hempelmann and Carl Otto Weiss. They carefully examined climate changes of the past and have found that the recent changes (of the last 40 years are nothing out of the ordinary and that we need to worry about a global cooling that will persist until 2080. They published 2 papers on the subject in the journal European Geophysical Union (EGU) , .
'We have come to an odd moment in history. People used to accept changes in tides and weather as the Way Things Are. Some years were hot, some cold. Some years were wet, some dry. The only constancy was inconstancy. People coped or adapted and prayed.'
'The winds and tides would not obey King Canute, but somehow they will be subservient to Enlightened Man.'
Dr. Pat Michaels, director of the Center for The Study of Science at the Cato Institute, tells OneNewsNow the Alaskan temperature record is very instructive. Michaels: "If you'll look at the data at the University of Alaska climate center, you will see there was a sharp rise in temperature that occurred in ... one year [1976-77]," he states. "It's called the Great Pacific Climate Shift and [it shows] that there's no real change averaged over the state of Alaska since then."
"And the subtext is there is a lot of controversy and acrimony over NOAA changing the global temperature record in June," he explains. "They threw out 30 years of satellite data and substituted in data that was guaranteed to put warming in the recent decades that is not in any other temperature records."
'Obama will propose speeding the acquisition and building of new Coast Guard icebreakers that can operate year-round in the nation’s polar regions, part of an effort to close the gap between the United States and other nations, especially Russia...'
Sarah Palin: "Joining me now is producer of an upcoming outstanding documentary you will get to see Climate Hustle...I appreciate that that documentary will be made public of course. We look forward to seeing it."
Morano to Palin: "The film is going to document scientists like Dr. Judith Curry who are reexamining the evidence. They used to be in line with The UN and Al Gore they are coming over to skeptical. We have a Nobel prize winning scientist, we have French Socialists who have reversed himself, many of the left wing scientists, people who voted for Al Gore and Obama now saying the evidence is weakening."
Why didn’t Obama mention the Hubbard Glacier?Located near Yakutat, about 220 miles northwest of Alaska’s capital city of Juneau and 350 miles east of Exit Glacier, Hubbard Glacier is 25 percent bigger than the state of Rhode Island and measures more than six miles across where it meets the ocean.Perhaps Mr. Obama doesn’t know this – or perhaps he doesn’t want you to know this – but Hubbard Glacier has been advancing – that’s right, advancing! – for more than a century.And it’s not the only advancing glacier in Alaska.According to the USGS, Hubbard Glacier is the largest of eight calving glaciers in Alaska that are currently increasing in total mass and advancing.
'Not one reporter asked the obvious follow up question: so if we did Obama’s “something” instead, how much of that warming would be avoided? The answer is so pathetically small that the President would be exposed as not just a fantasist but a fraud.'
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — President Barack Obama is painting a doomsday scenario for the Arctic and beyond if climate change isn't dealt with fast: entire nations submerged underwater, cities abandoned and refugees fleeing in droves as conflict breaks out across the globe. It's a harrowing image of a future that Obama insists is inevitable unless the world follows his and America's lead by making sweeping cuts to greenhouse gases.