Thursday, November 22, 2007

Pacific Decadal Oscillation

The "Pacific Decadal Oscillation" (PDO) is a long-lived El Niño-like pattern of Pacific climate variability.

( It's very funny that the climate changes over the last 120 years fit somewhat closely with the pattern of the PDO. And man is creating the climate change??
Though the PDO cannot explain all the changes from year to year weather, it is but one of so many natural occurrences that are part of the big picture of global climate change that dwarfs any effect man-made greenhouse gases.
Brrrrr its cold today!)

Several independent studies find evidence for just two full PDO cycles in the past century: "cool" PDO regimes prevailed from 1890-1924 and again from 1947-1976, while "warm" PDO regimes dominated from 1925-1946 and from 1977 through (at least) the mid-1990's. Shoshiro Minobe has shown that 20th century PDO fluctuations were most energetic in two general periodicities, one from 15-to-25 years, and the other from 50-to-70 years.

Monday, November 19, 2007

As Usual

Earlier in the year..... wow burning hot !!! (be sure to read the "related story" titles)
February 24, 2007 - 6:54 PM
Winter in Switzerland is warmest on record

::Related stories Swiss Re signs climate change pact
Taking the temperature of ski resorts
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Temperatures have been three degrees Celsius higher than average over the past three months, in what has been the warmest winter since measurements began 140 years ago.

Oops spoke too soon, later this year:

November 12, 2007 - 11:59 AM
Snowiest start to winter in 55 years

::Related stories:Winter in Switzerland is warmest on record
Tourist industry faces climate dilemma
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Up to 120 centimetres of snow has fallen on the Swiss Alps since Friday, the largest amount at the start of winter for over five decades – and more is expected.
Tourism authorities in ski resorts are rubbing their hands, not only because of the low temperatures but also in expectation of a record season.
The southeastern resort of Davos in eastern Switzerland, which lies at 1,560m, saw 62cm of snow fall within 24 hours, according to the national weather service MeteoSwiss on Sunday morning.
St Antönien, also in canton Graubünden, reported 64cm and Braunwald in the neighbouring canton of Glarus saw 72cm, the same amount as Unteriberg in canton Schwyz.
The last time so much snow fell in November was in 1952, but what is also unusual about the current weather conditions is that the stormy northwest wind is carrying relatively large amounts of snow down south, for example to the upper Engadine valley.

When you wait a little bit does the climate (weather) change!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Video Speach Bob Carter

Prof. Robert M. Carter
James Cook University of North Queensland
Science, Engineering & Information Technology
Marine Geophysical Laboratory
Adjunct Research Professor Appointed: 1998
He is a geologist and marine geologist with special interests in stratigraphic and, more recently, climate change.

He is one of many scientists from climate and geological backgrounds who know the facts and history of the natural Climate, and makes a great case against the "Self anointed Consensus-istic" fakes amongst the scientific community

Monday, November 05, 2007

Real Temperature records

I want to put these numbers down again this is the new temperature warmest years for the U.S. These numbers were only revised after the payed off Hansen at Nasa was presented with facts that made it look like he surely made of false temperature numbers to try to show more warming during the last 10 than in the past.
This is the warmest 10 years from record keeping U.S. history.
It is noticeable that the 1930's had some warm years then there was a cooling from 1940 to 1970 so we don't see but one year during that period of time that made the top 10 warmest years. According to the pattern of natural warming and cooling we are about to enter the next cooling period. There are certainly many natural variables that blur some definite climate periods including: sunspot activity, clouds, El Nino and La Nina water temperature change and the jet stream, volcanoes to name a few.
Again the Al Goreans claim our pollution is causing climate change. They have made themselves believe that if you throw a piece of paper on the highway that is magically floats up to the upper atmosphere and causes more warming, they are funny. The claims they make don't make sense at all when you know enough about the planet.

Here is a great page with U.S. Hot and Cold records for each state

Friday, November 02, 2007

Real reasons to stop the lies

This is from California State Congressmman Tom McClintock.....
The following is an excerpt from a speech that was delivered to the Western Conservative Political Action Conference on October 12, 2007 in Newport Beach.

Last year, in the name of saving the planet from global warming, California adopted the most radically restrictive legislation anywhere in the nation, including AB 32, which requires a 25 percent reduction in man-made carbon dioxide emissions within 13 years.

To put this in perspective, we could junk every car in the state of California RIGHT NOW – and not meet this mandate.

Californians just approved $40 billion of bonds that California’s political leaders promised would be used for highways, dams, aqueducts and other capital improvements. They are desperately needed.

But at the same time, those same political leaders have imposed a 25 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.

Now here’s the problem. Building highways, dams and aqueducts requires tremendous amounts of concrete, the principle ingredient of which is cement.

How is cement produced? It is produced by taking limestone and super-heating it into a molten state – it comes out the other side as a compound called clinker. Clinker is about 2/3 the weight of the original limestone. The missing 1/3 of that weight is carbon dioxide. And when you include the emissions required to superheat the limestone, it turns out that for every ton of cement, a TON of carbon dioxide is released. It’s the third biggest source of carbon dioxide in all human enterprise.

But now we have a law that specifically forbids us from doing so. That was the essence of the Jerry Brown lawsuits against new highway projects that were part of the summer budget impasse.

Citing AB 32, Brown argued that unless the counties could show how they would build highways without using earthmoving equipment or concrete – and that once built, that people would not drive automobiles on them – the only legal use of the funds would be to promote mass transit, transit villages – and I’m not making this up – pedestrian trails and bicycle paths.

So much for construction.

Agriculture is in big trouble, too.

You can start with nitrogen fertilizer, which is a critical component of all agricultural activity. Unfortunately, it produces large amounts of nitrous oxide, another so-called greenhouse gas that must be radically curtailed in California.

The wine industry is also in for a shock. Fermentation of wine occurs when a molecule of glucose in the grapes is converted into EQUAL PARTS of alcohol and Carbon Dioxide.

But the biggest agricultural impact is the administration’s mandate for heavily subsidized use of ethanol fuel. Ethanol is produced in exactly the same way as the alcohol in wine: the glucose in corn is converted into equal parts of ethyl alcohol and CARBON DIXOIDE.

Following AB 32, the governor’s appointees on the California Air Resources Board imposed a requirement that ALL gasoline sold in California within THREE YEARS, must be comprised of at least TEN PERCENT ethanol, doubling the current mandate.

Now think about this: an acre of corn produces about 350 gallons of ethanol. There are 15 billion gallons of gasoline used in California each year. In order to meet the ten percent requirement in three years, it means converting 4.3 million acres of farmland to ethanol production. Now that’s a lot of farmland, considering that we have a total of 11 million acres producing any kind of crops.

Current ethanol mandates are already producing serious shortages in other parts of the world, as farmland that had been producing food shifts to ethanol to chase hundreds of millions of dollars of government subsidies coming out of your pocket. There were riots in Mexico earlier this year in response to spiraling tortilla prices.

And we’re seeing this across the board – including commodities like milk and beef that are responding to increased prices for corn feed. And as you see your grocery prices rise as a result of this policy, just be glad you’re not in the Third World. Food is a relatively small portion of the family incomes in affluent nations, but they consume more than half of family earnings in third world countries.

So when the global warming alarmists predict worldwide starvation, they’re right. They’re creating it.

Here is a link to the full speech