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This is greenspin (flat out lying) taken to a new level.

First sentence: "scientists have detected an unexpected rise in atmospheric levels of CFC-11". No they have not ... it is continuing to decline and there has not been any rise in atmospheric levels (unexpected or otherwise).

Second sentence (for those who read that far): "CFC-11 was seen to be declining as expected but that fall has slowed down by 50%".

Ah, so we lied when we said that is was rising unexpectedly but what we actually meant to say was that it is continuing to decline but less fast than we had expected.

Are these really scientists and yet do not know the difference?

May 20, 2018 at 9:53 PM | Unregistered CommenterJR

"Mysterious rise in emissions of ozone-damaging chemical
By Matt McGrath
Environment correspondent
16 May 2018"

"Scientists have detected an unexpected rise in atmospheric levels of CFC-11, a chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) highly damaging to the ozone layer.

Banned by the Montreal Protocol in 1987, CFC-11 was seen to be declining as expected but that fall has slowed down by 50% since 2012.

Researchers say their evidence shows it's likely that new, illegal emissions of CFC-11 are coming from East Asia.

These could hamper the recovery of the ozone hole and worsen climate change."


"The authors of this research say it's likely that illegal production of CFC-11 in East Asia is behind the rise.

"They do point in that direction, fairly definitively," Dr Stephen Montzka from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Noaa) told BBC News.

"We are making the measurements from very far away from these regions and I think more specificity is going to come once the people... in that region...look carefully at their measurements and publish their results," he added.

"Any production of an ozone-depleting gas that's controlled by the Montreal Protocol has to be reported to the ozone secretariat, and, currently, global production is essentially zero. We know of no production even for intermediary or side products."

The researchers are puzzled as to what the motivation for any unauthorised new production might be.

They point to the fact that since the production of these chemicals was ended over eight years ago, any industry that was involved in this work would have transitioned to other substances.

"It's disappointing, I would not have expected it to happen," said Dr Michaela Hegglin from Reading University, UK, who was not involved in the study.

"The newer substances that are out there, the replacements for CFC-11, might be more difficult or expensive for some countries to produce or get at.

"I hope that somehow the international community can put pressure on South East Asian countries, maybe China, to go and look at whether they can get more information on where the emissions come from. They should tell the industries that's not going to work."

The study authors point out that while CFC-11 can persist in the atmosphere for 50 years, the overall level of chlorine atoms is still declining.

However, if no action is taken on the new source of emissions, it could be highly significant.

"If the emissions were to persist, then we could imagine that healing of the ozone layer, that recovery date, could be delayed by a decade," said Dr Montzka.

It could also make a contribution to rising global temperatures."

And we're supposed to believe that China is seriously signed up to international agreements regarding climate change and the environment...

May 20, 2018 at 8:25 PM | Unregistered CommenterMark Hodgson

May 20, 2018 at 5:30 PM | tomo

The Green Blob is running out of suckers.

May 20, 2018 at 6:56 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Come across another tentacle of the Green Blob - or just a sucker?

Ditto Sustainability

May 20, 2018 at 5:30 PM | Registered Commentertomo

Disastrous news for marine adventurers hoping for jolly boating weather all the way to the North Pole.

"Gore And Hansen Join “False Prophets Hall of Fame” As Arctic Ice Volume Now Only 4% Below Mean!

By P Gosselin on 19. May 2018

Japanese skeptic blogger Kirye posted here at Twitter the latest news on Arctic sea ice volume, which earlier this spring took a sudden and unexpected jump upwards – adding some 2 trillion cubic meters.

What follows is the latest chart from the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI): .... "

May 20, 2018 at 3:14 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

JP is on LBC now, fair prerecorded interview with @MaajidNawaz my notes

May 20, 2018 at 2:11 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

May 20, 2018 at 10:09 AM | Uibhist a Tuath
Henry The Navgator was probably the most important facilitator of European expansion outside of Europe, and is largely forgotten. He adopted the Lateen sail (probably of Arab origin and NOT Latin as the name implies!) and matched it with ships with better ocean going characteristics. The Lateen sail then evolved into Gaff Rig, with separate jibs and staysails.
"At that time, the ships of the Mediterranean were too slow and too heavy to make these voyages. Under his direction, a new and much lighter ship was developed, the caravel, which could sail further and faster,[3] and, above all, was highly maneuverable and could sail much nearer the wind, or "into the wind". This made the caravel largely independent of the prevailing winds. With the caravel, Portuguese mariners explored rivers and shallow waters as well as the open ocean with wide autonomy."

May 20, 2018 at 12:48 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

There is no way that Portugal north of Lisbon outshines London or the Rhineland.

May 20, 2018 at 11:05 AM | Supertroll

Perhaps it is to do with wine?

May 20, 2018 at 12:19 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

May 20, 2018 at 2:00 AM | clipe
I have never sailed the "Great Lakes", but have worked on a large lake in New Hampshire in the early 1980s. Even then, advance warning of a storm, or conditions likely to generate severe localised thunderstorms etc gave a few days notice to prepare, and NOT be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

"Mechanical Failure" is the most regularly cited reason for ship and boat rescue. It normally means engine failure, and in rough conditions, especially on yachts that have not been used over winter, blocked fuel filters are a common cause.
Google "Diesel Bug" or try here:
Diesel engined generators and vehicles that remain unused are also vulnerable. Also camper vans etc ........

Those wind conditions would make towing, a risky venture for the rescue vessel as well as the stricken yacht. Ropes will snap, assuming the attachment points don't fail, under the extreme snatch/jerk loading that are inevitable in rough water.

May 20, 2018 at 12:16 PM | Unregistered Commentergolf charlie

Surprising reactions. I think the whole image is fake, and I wonder why? There is no way that Portugal north of Lisbon outshines London or the Rhineland.

May 20, 2018 at 11:05 AM | Unregistered CommenterSupertroll

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