I have heard good things about the application called Bear, available for all the devices I use. I thought I would try it as a way to publish to the Blog. This is just that test.
A very interesting article “Geologic Heat Linked To East Coast Ocean Warming Trend” which shows NOAA data that supports the view that there are other significant sources of heat that warm the oceans besides atmospheric CO2.
Walter E Williams writes eloquently on how the recent locust plague in Africa and in some regions east is a man-made disaster. He also explains why, based on summarising recent publications by Paul Driessen.
Africa’s locust plague is man-made. Economic development organizations and activist nongovernmental organizations have foisted “agroecology” on the poorest nations – an organic-style agriculture. They promote the virtues of peasant farming.
Williams also points out that the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Gueterres blames “climate change” (whatever that is) on the plague. Some call the plague “biblical” which gives the impression of something from the far past in history. Surely in the far past from “climate change” caused by mankind’s dump of carbon di-oxide into the atmosphere.
Two stories on the same action by the Trump Administration.
Says it all. Read both.
(condescending, mis-directed, alarmist, call-out as not the narrative, etc.):
Trump rolls back US water pollution controls
The Trump administration is scrapping protections for America’s streams and wetlands, repealing Barack Obama’s Waters of the United States regulation.
The move will dismantle federal protections for more than half of wetlands and hundreds of small waterways in the US.
The White House says the change will be a victory for American farmers.
But critics say the change will be destructive – part of Mr Trump’s wider assault on environmental protections.
(American) Daily Caller published with Insightful Comments on WUWT
(from the other direction, people’s expereince, specific, law/constitutional basis, etc.):
Trump Rolls Back Another Obama-Era Enviro Rule As Impeachment Trial Drags On
The Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule Thursday afternoon scaling back an Obama-era regulation farmers and energy producers said saddled them with unnecessary burdens.
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the rule change in Las Vegas, effectively hemming in a regulation restricting the use of fertilizers and pesticides. President Donald Trump promised to repeal his predecessor’s “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule when he was running in 2016.
Rolling back WOTUS saves landowners, farmers and businesses from being forced to hire “teams of attorneys to tell them how to use their own land,” Wheeler told reporters at a meeting of the National Association of Home Builders. The rollback is one of many the president is administering.
As reported by Scottish Forestry (and on The Global Warming Policy Foundation’s web site), 13.9 million trees have been felled since 2000 to make room for wind farms.
Specifically data covering renewable developments on Scotland’s national forests and lands, which is managed on behalf of Scottish Ministers by Forestry and Land Scotland. The area of felled trees in hectares, from 2000 (the date when the first scheme was developed, is 6,994 hectares [70 km², 17,283 acres]. Based on the average number of trees per hectare, of 2000, this gives an estimated total of 13.9M.
We all know there is so much propaganda about Climate Change, pollution, and all that. Not only is the “problem” over-simplified, the “solution” is naive and simplistic. Worse the shrill rhetoric about the “existential threat” of the “climate crisis” is scaring people to death!
Please read Judith Curry’s reflection on this at https://judithcurry.com/2019/12/14/the-toxic-rhetoric-of-climate-change/
Judith is indeed a real “climate scientist”. She focuses on the climate. She doesn’t directly address the rhetoric and propaganda about the “solutions”, but before executing “fixes” we have to establish what the problem is. For sure, there is no “cisis”.
This topic has been covered extensively in the the last decade or more, but does not get a lot of attention by those who chose to consider CO2 as the lone taxable and/or social change pollutant causing climate change and future certain death and destruction.
But there is yet another report on the impact of cloud cover on the “climate” of the earth, i.e. temperature.
The climate models in use by Climate Scientists [sic] consider cloud cover an “output” of the model caused by climate change; whereas data and logic suggests that cloud cover has a direct impact on air temperature and hence on the “climate”. Anyone spending time at the beach on a sunny day that suddenly turns cloudy can attest to this physical behaviour.
See the summary on Jo Nova’s outstanding web site New study settles it: Global Warming and the pause was driven by changes in cloud cover, not CO2
Climate models do not have alogrithms for cloud creation since they do not understand how clouds are formed. however, there is much science which suggests there are explainable physical mechanisms for how clouds are formed with influence from the sun, solar magnetic field, and cosmic rays:
Cloud cover changes could be caused by changes in the solar magnetic field, which may drive cloud seeding via its effect on the cosmic rays that bombard Earth (see Henrik Svensmark). But clouds could also be affected by the solar wind or by solar spectral changes, neither of which are included in GCMs. Clouds could also be driven by changes in aerosols due to volcanoes, bacteria, and plankton. Clouds could also form differently with changes in jetstreams or ocean currents. Meandering jet streams put huge “fingers” of cold air into warm air zones — surely a recipe for more cloud formation.
Global Climate Models have no chance of predicting cloud cover. They assume cloud changes are a feedback, not a forcing. So, right from the start, the models don’t even recognise that some outside force might be independently changing cloud cover. In 2012, Miller et al. reported that models got cloud feedbacks wrong by 70W/m2 — an error that’s nearly 20 times larger than the total effect of CO2. What a farce.