Analysis: 'Alarmists make ridiculous claims in the hope of swaying an uninformed populace. They refuse to allow critical objective critiques of their work. And when a skeptical scientist presents objective data that call the ridiculous claims into question, they accuse the skeptical scientist of being “anti-science.” Thank you, Michael Mann, for perfectly illustrating why global warming media hounds are so frightened of public debate'
'Mann is still pushing the now long debunked claims about the Snows of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Even Mann's buddies Lonnie Thompson and Phil Jones privately admit the issue is local deforestation/evapotranspiration and not 'climate change.' It is mind blowing he's still pushing this'
'The drifts are slowly thickening on the top point of this summit...The snow, which once had disappeared on some parts of the mountain, is piling up again gradually there was a deepening of the snow, which had once practically disappeared'
'It's a bit clumsy to call this entire saga 'death-threat-gate'. But it is weird how many of the iconic warmist narratives (e.g. hockey-sticks, polar bears, melting-Himalaya-glaciers, Hansen-congressional-testimony, snows-of-Kilimanjaro...) turn out to be crocks'
Kaser: 'The much less clear question is on how the glaciers came to exist, & there are indications that a series of exceptional wet years allowed them to build up during first half of 19th century'
2010 study in journal Global & Planetary Change found 'deforestation in Kilimanjaro's lower rain forests could be accelerating glaciers' retreat because it leads to drier air around the mountain's peak'
Meteorologist Cliff Mass: Without global warming, we “still would have experienced the most severe heat wave of the past century.” ... Mass concluded climate change didn’t play a central role in an event largely caused by the natural variability of our regional weather. He notes the temperature soared by more than 40 degrees above the normal high, and climate change added only a few degrees, thus “a record-breaking unique heat wave” would have occurred even without global warming. In his blog, he lays out a golden rule that — based on this analysis — the bigger the temperature surge in an extreme event, the smaller the role of climate change, and accuses the World Weather Attribution report of “misinforming millions.” Mass says his criticism is grounded in a deep knowledge of the intricate mix of ocean, mountains and atmospheric flows that help to produce Northwest weather, as well as climate models he runs. ...
“I don’t believe we are facing any kind of existential threat,” Mass said. “But it is not a good idea to muck around with the climate of the planet.”