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Wednesday
Aug262015

The Sun says shun alarmism

Interesting to see a large splash in the Sun taking a pop at climate alarmism. I think the message may be getting through.

 

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Aug 27, 2015 at 12:23 AM | Unregistered CommenterEli Rabett

golf charlie

I used to be a page 3 girl but I came to realise I wasmaking a tit of myself. I now work at Skeptical Science. It's basically the same job, but nobody sees me.

Aug 27, 2015 at 12:26 AM | Unregistered Commenteresmiff

esmiff, I regret that a promising and uplifting career in Skeptical Skience may be artificially enhanced, and prone to a sag in demand. Support structures are available, however it may be more realistic to assume that youthful climate science may mature and appear more of a bump, with the inevitable fullness of time, losing its original appeal.

Aug 27, 2015 at 1:20 AM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

How dare the fishmongers and chippies turn up their noses at The Sun.

If the editors want to merchndise more weapons grade stupidity wrapped up in newsprint, they should steal Booker from the Telegraph.

Cue consonant challenged gofer

Aug 27, 2015 at 2:30 AM | Unregistered CommenterRussell

And this year, it appears that there's even more ice on these barely troubled Arctic waters. See:

Polar bear habitat update – more ice than 2012 when all the bears didn’t die
[...]
2007 at 25 August – 5.2 mkm2
2012 at 25 August – 4.9 mkm2
2015 at 25 August – 5.3 mkm2
[...]

Poor ol' Al Gore,
Alas, he's nothing more
Than a perpetually wrong
Climate change bore!*

*or boor, you may take your (ice)-pick

Aug 27, 2015 at 7:37 AM | Registered CommenterHilary Ostrov

steveta 26 August 5.52pm

Read all about it.... .

http://www.bishop-hill.net/the-yamal-deception

Aug 27, 2015 at 7:55 AM | Unregistered CommenterMessenger

As our coastwatcher at the Sun , Golfcharlie ought to explain the uninterrupted negative trend of clothing area on Page 3 .

Does he detect a sunspot trend, or will it turn around when the cosmic ray flux increases?

Aug 27, 2015 at 10:43 PM | Unregistered CommenterRussell

Myth Busters did have an episode on global warming. It did not include the two main hosts of the show but instead had the minor sidekicks hosting the episode and doing the experiment. The so called proof involved an enclosed container of gases and a light source. The CO2 filled container heated more than the regular air filled container. Unfortunately they did not try a non greenhouse gas such as argon, for if they did, there would have been even more heating than the CO2 container.

Aug 27, 2015 at 11:15 PM | Unregistered CommenterGary Mount

vvussell, the 'dramatic rise' in global warming stopped 18ish years ago.

Climate scientists keep expecting more money every year, for not pointing this out.

We could try reversing the polarity of the flux converter, but it would be easier, cheaper and less stressful to stop paying climate scientists, and see how long it is before anyone notices any change in the climate.

Aug 27, 2015 at 11:56 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Not that Eli is much impressed by such demonstrations for a number of reasons, but no, Argon does not absorb any light that can pass through air so it would not heat. CO2 does in the IR and near IR. It will heat.

Aug 28, 2015 at 4:45 AM | Unregistered CommenterEli Rabett

Eli, Eli, Eli...
"Not only did the authors find that addition of the non-greenhouse gas Argon had similar heating effects to CO2, the Argon control actually heated up slightly more than in the greenhouse gas CO2 experiment, definitively proving that such experiments assume the wrong “basic physics” of radiation were responsible for the heating observed, instead of the limitation of convection due to CO2 having a greater density compared to air."
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/08/10/bill-nye-thescienceguy-and-al-gore-not-even-wrong-on-co2-climate-101-experiment-accoding-to-paper-published-in-aip-journal/

Aug 28, 2015 at 10:27 AM | Unregistered CommenterGary Mount

Gary, care to tell Eli what in the Argon case absorbed energy?? (Hint it was not the gas)

Aug 31, 2015 at 8:36 PM | Unregistered CommenterEli Rabett

Surely for such an 'experiment' to have any validity at all there should have been a third container containing air with its miniscule amount of CO2 removed.
I spent several years on the Labrador and I can tell you when the sun went down the CO2 in the air didn't trap heat worth a damn - especially not in January/February.

Aug 31, 2015 at 10:01 PM | Unregistered Commenterchris moffatt

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