UK Energy Minister Baroness Sandip Verma: 'It may have slowed down, but that is a good thing. It could well be that some of the measures we are taking today is helping that to occur.'
'Warming may have decreased, which could support the effectiveness of green policies'
Rebuttal: Baroness Verma In Wonderland: 'What has she been smoking to imagine that the UK’s reduction of 16 million tonnes can have had the slightest effect on climate, when the Rest of the World has increased their emissions by 68 times as much?'
Even in years with higher volume’s of sea ice, the satellite spotted ice-free areas near the North Pole that were 200 to 300 miles across. “We found holes in ice at North Pole that we didn’t expect to find,” he said. “We basically opened a window into the past."
According to the recovered data, 1964 was largest sea ice year in the Antarctic, until 2014, that is. Yet just two years later, sea ice declined by 20%, to the smallest extent on record there. “There was wild variability going on."
Freedman: 'No one has attempted to rebut how 3 independent centers, JMA, NASA, NOAA all came to same conclusion on surface temps… giant conspiracy!'
Meteorologist Anthony Watts rebuts: 'Andrew, they all use the same base surface data. The Global Historical Climate Network (GHCN) from NOAA’s NCDC...They all agree because they only have one data source. Therefore, they are NOT independent as you claim.'
Climatologist Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. weighs in: 'The raw surface temperature data from which all of the different global surface temperature trend analyses are derived are essentially the same. The best estimate that has been reported is that 90 – 95% of the raw data in each of the analyses is the same (P. Jones, personal communication, 2003). That the analyses produce similar trends should therefore come as no surprise. Indeed, this overlapping of raw data between different analyses of multidecadal surface temperature trends is an issue which has not received adequate scrutiny with respect to the value added of more than one analysis.'
Watch Video: Professor emeritus Guy McPherson, a teacher of natural resources, ecology and evolutionary biology, but is also a grief counselor on the side. Prof McPherson taught and conducted research at the University of Arizona for 20 years before leaving the university in 2009.
'The drought of 1934 in North America was the driest and the most widespread of the last millennium, according to a new study based on a reconstruction of North America's history of drought over the last 1,000 years. - Study published in the Oct. 17 edition of Geophysical Research Letters by researchers from NASA and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
“It was the worst by a large margin, falling pretty far outside the normal range of variability that we see in the record,” Ben Cook, a climate scientist at NASA and the study’s lead author, said in a statement.
Geologists Dr. Nick Eyles and Dr. Andrew Miall are professors in the Department of Geology at the University of Toronto: 'Promises of a more ‘stable future’ if we can only prevent climate change are hopelessly misguided and raise unnatural expectations by being willfully ignorant of the natural workings of the planet.
'The past climate record suggests in fact that for much of the Earth’s surface future cooling is the norm.'
'It is self-evident to us that the public debate concerning environmental change largely lacks an understanding of natural variability. Since the last Ice Age ended, some 12,000 years ago, Earth has been through several periods lasting hundreds of years and possibly longer when it was either warmer or colder than at present.'
'The ongoing discussion of climate change -- in some circles -- assumes that any change since 1940 is largely man-made. This opinion is uninformed by geologic science.'
'Much of our science is what we would call ‘crisis-driven’ where funding, politics and the media are all intertwined and inseparable generating a corrupting and highly corrosive influence on the scientific method and its students. If it doesn’t bleed it doesn’t lead is the new yardstick with which to measure the overall significance of research.'
Study: 'The Arctic temperature changes are highly correlated with the Atlantic Multi-decadal Oscillation (AMO) suggesting the Atlantic Ocean thermohaline circulation is linked to the Arctic temperature variability on a multi-decadal time scale.'