'At 11:59 am eastern, the official White House website had a lengthy information page about the threat of climate change and the steps the federal government had taken to fight it. At noon, at the instant Donald Trump took office, the page was gone, as well as any mention of climate change or global warming.'
Above graph shows the 2016 temperature without the El Nino contribution, as calculated by the Met Office. 2015 – a year with an equally strong El Nino effect – is interpolated. It shows that the pause hasn’t gone away. It has simply been interrupted by two very strong El Nino years. By removing this temporary El Nino contribution from the Met Office’s 2016 data, it becomes obvious that global average temperatures would be essentially identical to where they were in 2014. Without the El Nino 2016 would have been statistically in the same region as the previous 15 years.
According to NOAA 2016 was 0.07°F warmer than 2015, which is 0.04°C.Considering the error in the annual temperature is +/- 0.1°C this makes 2016 statistically indistinguishable from 2015, making any claim of a record using NOAA data specious.
Study: 'We construct a geo-referenced and digitized database of conflicts in Europe, North Africa, and the Near East from 1400-1900, which we merge with historical temperature data. We show that cooling is associated with increased conflict.'
Glaciologist: "It's probably just simply a natural event that's just been waiting around to happen." - 'This is not just another sad climate change story. It's more complicated.' 'This is probably not directly attributable to any warming in the region'
Journal of Geography & Natural Disasters Kelly, J Geogr Nat Disast 2016, 6:1 'A survey of official weather sites and the scientific literature provides strong evidence that the first half of the 20th century had more extreme weather than the second half, when anthropogenic global warming is claimed to have been mainly responsible for observed climate change.'
'According to NOAA, the number of tornadoes has been steadily growing since the 1950s, despite a drop in numbers in the last five years. -- But with increased National Doppler radar coverage, increasing population, and greater attention to tornado reporting, there has been an increase in the number of tornado reports over the past several decades. This can create a misleading appearance of an increasing trend in tornado frequency.
'The bottom line is that the NOAA headline graph is grossly dishonest...NOAA themselves know all of this full well. Which raises the question – why are they perpetuating this fraud?'
Prominent Princeton U. Physicist Dr. WIll Happer to U.S. Senate: ‘The increase of CO2 is not a cause for alarm and will be good for mankind’ - ‘Children should not be force-fed propaganda, masquerading as science’
Trump meets with Dr. Will Happer who, in 2015, declared UN climate "policies to slow CO2 emissions are really based on nonsense. We are being led down a false path. To call carbon dioxide a pollutant is really Orwellian. You are calling something a pollutant that we all produce. Where does that lead us eventually?"
National Geographic : 1967 Feb, Page 194 - 'These records show that Alaska's ice masses advance and retreat in direct correlation with cyclic changes in sunspot numbers. Sunspots coincide with strong electrical energy discharges from the sun.'
Review: 'The movie was obviously hastily modified after Trump’s win in November...the hasty re-edit feels a bit like getting dropped off a cliff'
'The movie’s structure is all over the place. Sometimes, it’s like watching a PBS special about Al Gore, in which he reminisces about the highs and lows of his political career and what drives him. Sometimes, it’s more like watching taped lectures...Any one of those would have made an interesting film on its own, but when they’re all mashed into one film the effect is something like someone flipping incessantly through a radio dial. You just want to stop and go deep on one topic, or hear more than one viewpoint (Gore’s).'
The Verge.com review: 'A split-minded film that’s more fascinated with the former politician’s daily life than the melting polar ice sheets.' -- 'No, it's not good. Al Gore travels across the globe, educating trainees, who we barely get to know. And what exactly Gore trains these men and women to do, beyond monologue in public spaces, is unclear.'
'In his personal and professional life, he appears deeply and tragically alone — often literally stranded in the film’s composition.'
'An Inconvenient Sequel often plays out like a tragic superhero film. Gore is depicted as a one-man army, fighting the good fight against impossible odds.'
'The film doesn’t have an official rating, but I would suggest PG for dad jokes, dated political humor, and PowerPoint slides that belong in a junior-high science class.'
'The personal doc structure feels more like a Netflix or HBO special than something that demands the big-screen experience.'
This time around, the film offered a more hopeful message than the dire warning of the original, despite concerns that the incoming president will reverse some of the environmental gains made under the Obama administration. In the past, Trump has called the idea of manmade climate change a “hoax.”
Gore: 'The role of climate denial is somewhat less now than it was ten years ago. I think that notwithstanding the continued efforts of carbon polluters and other deniers. That battle -- if it has not been won -- we have made tremendous advances.
'Win the conversation,. Don't let climate denial go unchallenged and don't neglect your role as a citizen not only to change lightbulbs, but to change laws and policies which means changing elected officials and their points of view. We are going to win this.'
Weather Channel Founder John Coleman Predicts Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’, Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, Will Be Another ‘Scientific Monstrosity’
Coleman: 'Thousands of scientists have debunked the horrid science fiction in his first film, ‘An Inconvenient Truth.' Gore keeps making billions and mis-educating millions and the media keeps spreading wild science-fiction claims on a daily basis.
'Temperature for 2016 was very close to the year before' - Peter Stott is Acting Director of the Met Office Hadley Centre. He said: “In the HadCRUT4 dataset the temperature for last year was very close to the year before, temperatures for 2016 exceeding those for 2015 by a small margin." “A particularly strong El Niño event contributed about 0.2C to the annual average for 2016, which was about 1.1C above the long term average from 1850 to 1900." Scientists at the Met Office Hadley Centre and the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit produce the HadCRUT4 dataset, which is used to estimate global temperature. The global temperature series shows that 2016 was 0.77±0.1 °C above the long-term (1961-1990) average, nominally a record since at least 1850.
Climate data analyst Paul Homewood: 'There must be something wrong with my old eyes, as I can’t seem to find any mention of the satellite record, which shows no such thing. To recap, both UAH and RSS say that atmospheric temperatures for 2016 statistically tied with 1998, at just 0.02C higher. Neither 2014 or 2015 were anywhere near being a record.'
'Satellite measurements of global temperatures are regarded as much more comprehensive, accurate and unaffected by UHI, as Roy Spencer explained in 2014.'
'Both satellite-based teams quantifying the global mean temperature (UAH AMSU, RSS AMSU) concluded that 2016 was 0.02 °C warmer than 1998. These were otherwise very similar "end of a strong El Niño years" separated by 18 years. According to these numbers and nothing else, one could estimate that the warming per century is some 0.11 °C, a negligible amount.'
There is no "canonical" global mean temperature. It's an artificial quantity whose detailed value – and whose detailed change in 18 or 100 years – significantly depends on all the details about how the global mean temperature is defined and measured.
'The film was impossible to watch without feeling immense sadness for how much ground the fight has lost without Gore in a position to enact policy. And how much more ground might still be lost, given that the new climate-change-denying president has nominated climate-change-denier Scott Pruitt to head the EPA.'
For the past decade legions of the gullible have been signalling their eco-virtue by candles' glow, turning off the lights for 60 minutes as an offering to poor, overheated Gaia. It makes little sense, but promoters are delighted the faithful can still write cheques in the gloom