In a paper published in the Journal of Glaciology on Friday, researchers from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, the University of Maryland in College Park, and the engineering firm Sigma Space Corporation offer a new analysis of satellite data that show a net gain of 112 billion tons of ice a year from 1992 to 2001 in the Antarctic ice sheet.
CORALVILLE COURIER EDITOR'S NOTE: A "1,000 year rain event" huh? That means it happened before and the previous event can't be blamed on human caused global warming.... But wait a minute, that means the previous event occurred in the year 1015, LONG before recorded history(sarcasm).... Those silly climate alarmists, making up new terms to fit their agenda.... Mother Nature is Mother Nature, she does what she wants and we have absolutely no control over her.
The storm that slammed into the high desert and mountains of Southern California this week was one for the record books.
Intense rain sent massive mudflows onto highways, picking up cars and pushing them into one another. Hundreds of vehicles were trapped in mud up to 20 feet deep; in some cases, motorists were stranded overnight.
In one spot in the Antelope Valley, the storm dumped 1.81 inches of rain in 30 minutes on Thursday, in what the National Weather Service described as a 1,000-year rain event.
"It's absolutely incredible," said Robbie Munroe, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard.
CORALVILLE COURIER EDITOR'S NOTE: Check out the following hypocrisy by Blog for Iowa... Liberals love to hate religion, trying to discredit and/or cry foul with it at every turn. But gosh, when the iconic Pope happens to share their ignorant belief on human-caused global warming, well gee-whiz, the Pope and religion is all of a sudden credible!
As the spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Catholics and the first to address a joint session of the U.S. Congress, Pope Francis’s recent visit drew large enthusiastic crowds in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Philadelphia. In Washington, he devoted more of his address to climate change than any other topic.
While the Pope also addressed issues like poverty and immigration, Church teachings on opposing abortion, contraception, and same sex marriage received only fleeting mention. And his doctrinal orthodoxy extended to women when he clearly rejected the notion of female priests.
After September of this year, the Earth will be entering its 22nd year without statistically significant warming trend, according to satellite-derived temperature data.
Since September 1994, University of Alabama in Huntsville’s satellite temperature data has shown no statistically significant global warming trend. For over 20 years there’s been no warming trend apparent in the satellite records and will soon be entering into year 22 with no warming trend apparent in satellite data — which examines the lowest few miles of the Earth’s atmosphere.
Satellite data from the Remote Sensing Systems (RSS) group also shows a prolonged “hiatus” in global warming. After November of this year, RSS data will be in its 22nd year without warming. Ironically, the so-called “hiatus” in warming started when then vice President Al Gore and environmental groups touted RSS satellite data as evidence a slight warming trend since 1979.
Ted Cruz Repeatedly Grills Sierra Club President With One Simple Question — Watch the Answer He Gets | Video | TheBlaze.com
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) repeatedly grilled Sierra Club President Aaron Mair Tuesday, asking whether his organization would issue a formal retraction if evidence contrary to his global warming testimony were provided to the environmental group.
Mair had testified during a Senate hearing that “our planet is cooking and heating up and warming.”
Cruz, who said that recent satellite data did not show a warming trend, asked Mair whether he would retract his statement if the data were given to him.
Washington (AFP) - Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump said Thursday he thinks Pope Francis is wrong on climate change.
The organization responsible for circulating a letter asking President Obama to prosecute those skeptical of man-made global warming is almost entirely funded by U.S. taxpayers.
A letter circulated and signed by scientists with the Institute of Global Environment and Society calls for global warming skeptics to be prosecuted, but what’s been left out of media reports on the letter is that IGES gets millions of dollars from taxpayers every year. On top of that, the organization’s lead scientist gets paid a six-figure salary for part-time work, according to tax documents published online.
A team of European researchers unveiled last week a scientific model showing that the Earth is likely to experience a “mini ice age” from 2030 to 2040 as a result of decreased solar activity.
In a presentation at the National Astronomy Meeting 2015 in Wales, Northumbria University professor Valentina Zharkova said discrepancies in the sun’s 11-year cycle can be explained more accurately with what she described as a “double dynamo” model.
Sydney (AFP) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's top business advisor on Friday claimed climate change was a ruse encouraged by the United Nations to create a new authoritarian world order under its control.
Maurice Newman, chairman of the Prime Minister's Business Advisory Council, said the real agenda was "concentrated political authority. Global warming is the hook".
In a column for The Australian newspaper to coincide with a visit by UN climate chief Christiana Figueres, he added that the world had been "subjected to extravagance from climate catastrophists for close to 50 years".
DURHAM: Study finds 'natural variability' impacts global warming - WNCN: News, Weather, Raleigh, Durham, Fayetteville
DURHAM, N.C. -
Researchers at Duke University say global warming in not progressing as fast as it would under the most severe scenarios outlined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Looking at 1,000 years of temperature records, researchers found that natural variability in surface temperatures over the course of just a decade can account for increases and dips in warming rates. Researchers said that variability could be caused by interactions between the ocean and atmosphere, or other natural factors.
As such, they say trends over just a 10-year period do not show much about long-term warming the Earth can expect to experience over a 100-year period.
"If that message gets out, then I think there would be less back and forth arguing about these short-term temperature trends because it doesn't really matter that much scientifically," explained Patrick Brown, a doctoral student in climatology at Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment.
Brown, as well as Wenhong Li, assistant professor of climate at Duke, found that the Earth is looking at IPCC's more of a middle-of-the-road warming solution and not the fastest-tract prediction.
"That matches up well with what we're seeing," Brown said.
Li, though said, there is no guarantee the rate of warming will remain steady.
"Our analysis clearly shows that we shouldn't expect the observed rates of warming to be constant," Li said. "They can and do change."
The study, "Comparing the Model-Simulated Global Warming Signal to Observations Using Empirical Estimates of Unforced Noise," was published Tuesday in the peer-reviewed journal Scientific Reports.