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U.S.HOUSE OF REPS. TOLD MAGNITUDE OF CLIMATE CHANGE IS HIGHLY UNCERTAIN
Policy

Posted 16 April 2015

"Anthropogenic climate change is a theory in which the basic mechanism is well understood, but the potential magnitude is highly uncertain. We know that the climate changes naturally on decadal to century time scales, but we do not have explanations for as number of observed historical and paleo-climate variations, including the warming from 1910-1940, the mid-20th century  cooling and the 21st century hiatus in warming. Disagreement regarding climate change arises from our recognized uncertainty regarding natural climate variability".  An extract from a wide-ranging and scholarly submission on climate to the U.S. House of Representatives Science Committee by Dr Judith Curry, a climate scientist of 30 years standing, former Chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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NZ PROFESSOR FROM CAMBRIDGE POSES HUGE QUESTIONS ABOUT FUTURE ENERGY
Science

Posted 15 April 2015 

  • The poor everywhere are being impoverished by high costs of green energy

  • Delaying the development of Africa by denying cheap fossil fuels is immoral.

  • Climate change a distant distraction from more serious and imminent challenges to humanity: antibiotic resistance, financial collapse, water wars...

  • Many measures counter-productive – close aluminium smelters in UK and import from coal-based smelters in China – total madness in total CO2 terms.

  • Do we know we are preparing for the right global disaster?  

Points made by expatriate Kiwi Professor Michael Kelly, of Cambridge University, in a challenging lecture on energy to the Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand (IPENZ) 

Download Bryan Leyland's introductory summary here 

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INFORMATIVE LECTURE ON REAL FACTS OF THE ATMOSPHERIC BUDGET OF CARBON DIOXIDE
Science

Posted 12 April 2015

Highly informative, if scientifically complex, answers to the question why why and by how much the atmospheric  CO2 (carbon dioxide) budget is increasing were contained in a lecture just given in London by Professor Murry Salby. The lecture has been very well captured on video, illustrated by comprehensive (and comprehensible) charts and graphs, and posted to YouTube. It runs to 1 hr 40 minutes, and is worthy every second of it. (We are hoping to be able to post in the near future, a layman-friendly summary of Professor Salby's findings that very little of the atmospheric CO2 budget can be blamed on human activity.

YouTube link here  

 
WHY THE CLAIM OF 97% SCIENCE CONSENSUS DOESN'T STAND UP
Science

Posted 7 April 2015

We are constatntly bombarded by politicans with claims that 97% of the world climate scientists agree that humans are responsible for dangerous global warming. In this post on his blogsite, Richard Tol explains why the claim doesn't stand up.  "The 97% refers to the number of papers rather than the number of scientists. The alleged consensus is about any human role in climate change, rather than a dominant role, and it is about climate change rather that the dangers it might pose.....Climate science is far from settled. Witness the dozens of alternative explanations of the current, 18 year long pause in warming of the surface atmosphere."

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THE ENERGY REVOLUTION - THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF FOSSIL FUELS
Science

Posted 4 April 2015

All you ever wanted to know about the origin of so-called "fossil fuels", where they came from, where they are now, and where will they take us in the future, is explained and illustrated in this monumental research lecture by Dr Gerrit J Van Der Lingen, a Dutch-born, now New Zealand resident geologist and paleoclimatologist.

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US SENATORS PUT KEY QUESTIONS ABOUT IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE TO EPA HEAD
Policy

Posted 4 April 2015

The leading role played by the American Government and President in trying to impose on the world the grossly inflated costs of "renewable energy" is led by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It is important for other countries to understand the politics being played out of Washington DC on this issue, and to support the efforts of Senators like James Inhofe (R,Oklahoma) to force the EPA to base its decisions on fact and established science as they actually are, rather than what that agency's zealots would like them to be. This post contains a letter from Senator Inhofe and three colleagues to the EPA Administrator, and summarises the situation fairly succinctly.

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