New pictures of the hole in Yamal – and Pingo was its name-o

lorne50:

Thank’s Antho-ney seen these in the territory’s Canada but never had a name for them till now ;>)

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:

A couple of days ago I posted this story about the odd hole in the ground that appeared in Yamal, which was immediately blamed on ‘global warming’ by some fool who hadn’t looked at it closely:

Anna Kurchatova from the Sub-Arctic Scientific Research Centre, thinks the crater was formed by a mixture of water, salt and gas igniting an underground explosion, a result of global warming.

The most plausible explanation so far is a collapsed “pingo”, and these new pictures and video from the Siberian Times suggest it probably is. The pictures below from Parks Canada show similar structures in the process of collapse. For those that want to blame the collapse on “global warming” you might also note it is summer in Yamal, and melting ice is a regular and expected occurrence.

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Are Polar Bears Really Endangered?

lorne50:

Yes the bear’s are fine

Originally posted on polarbearscience:

Christina Wu at the Urban Times (July 3, 2014) recently asked this question. She came up with a surprisingly balanced argument but some predictable responses from IUCN Polar Bear Specialist Group (PBSG) biologists. As a consequence, she overlooked some critical facts that make a big difference to the answer.

Figure 1. Are polar bears really endangered? The US Fish and Wildlife Service thinks so, but only because Steven Amstrup, based on a computer model projecting sea ice out to 2050, said so (Amstrup et al. 2007). This information has been used by the Center for Biological Diversity and other NGOs, like WWF and Polar Bears International (where Amstrup is now employed), to solicit donations.

Figure 1. Predictions of polar bear population declines by 2050 are being used by the Center for Biological Diversity, WWF and Polar Bears International to solicit donations.

Wu stated that, for the populations for which we have numbers (see my discussion here), polar bear populations have been increasing overall since the 1970s. She then asked:

“So if polar bear populations are increasing, what’s all the fuss about?”

She went to PBSG biologists for answers. She talked to Elizabeth (Lily) Peacock, now a medical student, and Geoff York, who is employed full time for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Apparently, they…

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I Thought It Was Warm, But………….

lorne50:

I know I was burning up this summer in Red Deer alberta Canada At 17C middle of June LoL . Hell CAGW gave us FROST just last weekend ;>)

Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT:

By Paul Homewood

I just needed to look at NCDC’s version of global temperature anomalies, and looked up the annual version. I found this!

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http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/

Apparently, the world is 12C warmer than it was a century ago! (According to the monthly version of the above, it is really only 0.8C warmer.)

This is presumably a good example of the “World Class Science”, which NCDC pride themselves on!

Footnote

What they have done is to add the individual months together, instead of averaging them.

I have notified them, but it makes you wonder why “proper scientists” have not spotted it already.

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Just in — Fletch outed as anonymous reviewer in Environmental Research Letters

lorne50:

Sometimes you just go HUM M !!!!

Originally posted on the Air Vent:

Steve McIntyre highlighted a response from the Institute of Physics (Publsihers of Environmental Research Letters) to a UK Times article reporting the suppression of a global warming paper submitted by Dr. Bengtsson.  A paper which again attempted to document the less than supportive evidence observed temperatures provide for climate models.  The paper was written by a well known climate scientist who chose the unfortunate path of publishing TRUTH rather than Real Climate dogma necessary for success in today’s Climate Science™ field.

The article caught my attention because the reasons given for rejection are wholly unscientific and truly indefensible yet they are expressed as boldly as can be.   No really!  The author of the reply, Dr. Nicola Gulley, literally used the actual bold herself:

Summarising, the simplistic comparison of ranges from AR4, AR5, and Otto et al, combined with the statement they are inconsistent is less then helpful, actually it…

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Mann Misrepresents the EPA – Part 1

lorne50:

Once again you destitute Mr. Mann NICE . ;>)

Originally posted on Climate Audit:

In today’s post, I will return to my series on false claims in Mann’s lawsuit about supposed “exonerations”. ( For previous articles, see here ^).

One of the most important misconduct allegations against Mann – the “amputation” of the Briffa reconstruction in IPCC TAR – was discussed recently by Judy Curry, who, in turn, covered Congressional testimony on the incident by John Christy, who had been a Lead Author of the same IPCC TAR chapter and whose recollections of the incident were both first-hand and vivid.

In one of the major graphics in the IPCC 2001 report, declining values of the Briffa reconstruction were deleted (“amputated” is Christy’s apt term), resulting in the figure giving a much greater rhetorical impression of consistency than really existed. This truncation of data had been known (and severely criticized) at Climate Audit long before Climategate.

However, the incident came into an entirely new light…

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Climate Craziness of the Week: how ‘climate change is messing up’ the search for the missing Malaysian airliner

lorne50:

this is one for the twit feed too as it’s just stupid and need’s to be out their . :>(

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:

While 10 different aircraft plus ships search the area near western Australia where debris was spotted by satellite, Mother Jone Magazine takes a stupid pill and puts this crazy theory on display.

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P.A. Semi: Topology of the curved space-time universe

lorne50:

The shit that makes me think on a Sat morning ;>)

Originally posted on Tallbloke's Talkshop:

cosmos-curves

Our friend Semi has sent me a paper to  first publish here at the talkshop. There are some interesting puzzles and some speculative ideas in it which will intrigue our readers. Since as Hans Jelbring showed the other day, we tend to be sceptical of ‘grand theories’, we should also temper our scepticism  with an openness to alternative ideas lest it becomes a dour cynicism. The great thing about having an open mind is the ability to filter things out of it as well as allow things into it. So we can take the parts of someone else’s work we find interesting or useful, and leave the parts we aren’t interested in, without feeling the need to pass judgement on them.

Semi emailed this introduction along with the paper:

This winter I’ve sent you one my works, and said, there is another work pending, which I’m attaching now…
It…

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