Weekly Local weather and Vitality Information Roundup #453 – Watts Up With That?

The Week That Was: 2021-05-01 (Could 1, 2021)

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Quote of the Week: To know that we all know what we all know, and to know that we have no idea what we have no idea, that’s true data.” – Nicolaus Copernicus

Variety of the Week: – 400 Manhattan Central Parks


By Ken Haapala, President, Science and Environmental Coverage Undertaking (SEPP)

Conforming with Error: Over the previous two weeks TWTW has mentioned the similarity within the writings of Richard Feynman and Carl Sagan in that the Scientific Technique is a means of eradicating error from ideas by repeatedly testing ideas (hypotheses) in opposition to bodily proof. As new proof is developed present ideas (hypotheses) should be examined in opposition to it. If the ideas (hypotheses) fail, they should be modified to be in line with all of the proof.

An instance of this requirement is new information that challenged the idea of an earth centered universe. It took properly over a century and the event of the telescope earlier than the idea of the heliocentric photo voltaic system was grudgingly accepted by tutorial communities and the Catholic Church. (Though Copernicus formulated the speculation about 1510, it was not revealed till after his dying in 1543, regardless of urging of his associates and his bishop to publish it.) Some science societies had been based by those that advocated the heliocentric system over the academically accepted Ptolemaic (earth centered) system.

The beautiful success of the scientific technique was illustrated by the Apollo Mission that had the motto:

“In God we belief, all others carry information”

Sadly, a lot of the work of Carl Sagan didn’t embody the scientific technique as TWTW reader Paul Sheridan commented, who met Sagan at Cornell. For instance, Sagan embraced the speculation that Venus is an instance of “runaway greenhouse impact.” Nonetheless, the idea wanted testing to eradicate error.

The atmospheric strain on the floor of Venus is 93 occasions that of earth. Beneath the perfect fuel regulation, if the quantity of a particular fuel stays fixed and the strain is elevated, the temperature will increase. Certainly, in response to the US Magellan and the EU Venus Specific house probes, at an altitude of round 30 miles, 48 km, the temperature of Venus is concerning the temperature of Earth, and at 50km the atmospheric strain is about the identical because the atmospheric strain of earth at sea stage. At that altitude, the primary cloud layers of Venus are concentrated sulfuric acid.

In its Second Evaluation Report (AR2, 1995), the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Local weather Change launched an error that continues to be in the present day. It claimed that a modest warming of the floor, notably over the Tropics, would end in a major improve in water vapor amplifying a modest warming from CO2 and leading to extra turbulent climate techniques. It claimed to discover a “distinct human fingerprint” on local weather. This was a late addition and was not agreed upon throughout peer evaluate.

Fredrick Seitz said the declare was the worst abuse of the peer evaluate course of he had witnessed in 60 years of science. The distinct fingerprint has by no means been discovered. After his dying, Seitz and three others together with SEPP President Fred Singer had been pilloried by the local weather institution utilizing unsubstantiated claims. The most important declare in opposition to Seitz was that he took cash from tobacco firms. The cash got here from the Reynolds Basis, not tobacco firms, and went to Rockefeller College for medical analysis, which resulted in a Nobel Prize for Drugs. There was no proof that Seitz personally benefited. The error of the distinct human fingerprint and the non-public assaults by the local weather institution proceed in the present day.

Following the April 10 TWTW which mentioned the error concerning water vapor considerably amplifying a modest warming from carbon dioxide (CO2), Richard Lindzen despatched TWTW a 2009 article written by two famous advocates of sturdy warming with the Nationwide Heart for Atmospheric Analysis (NCAR). They acknowledged that water vapor was ineffective for amplifying the warming from CO2. But the local weather fashions utilized by NCAR retain the sooner inaccurate estimates.

Opposite to the scientific technique, authorities bureaucracies and scientific institutions don’t change their views as proof demonstrates that their views are inaccurate. As an alternative, these entities insist that their members conform to present errors. [The error in the IPCC report was confusing the differences in temperatures with differences in vapor pressures.] See hyperlinks below Difficult the Orthodoxy, Fashions v. Observations, https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/venus/in-depth/#otp_atmosphere, and https://www.britannica.com/place/Venus-planet/The-atmosphere


Stability of the Tropics: Through the present 2.58 million years of the Quaternary Ice Age, ice sheets have dominated at each poles. There have been durations of in depth glaciation and interrupted by temporary heat durations. The newest heat interval is the Holocene which began about 11,700 years in the past and, in response to Worldwide Fee on Stratigraphy, we at the moment are within the coolest interval of the Holocene Epoch, the Meghalayan, which began about Four,200 years in the past.

MIT Sloan Professor of Meteorology emeritus Richard Lindzen has emphasised that all through the Quaternary Interval, the Tropics have been amazingly steady, though glaciation has assorted significantly exterior the Tropics. One potential clarification for this stability of the Tropics is what Lindzen calls the Iris Impact, the variation of high-altitude cirrus clouds which block cooling of the earth, by infrared radiation, when current. These skinny “wispy” clouds consist virtually totally of ice particles. Conversely, when cirrus clouds are absent the cooling impact of infrared radiation is unimpeded. In April, the Asia-Pacific Journal of Atmospheric Sciences by the Korean Meteorological Society revealed a brand new paper by Lindzen and Yong-Sang Choi. The summary states:

“This examine critiques the analysis of the previous 20-years on the function of anvil cirrus within the Earth’s local weather – analysis initiated by Lindzen et al. (Bull. Am. Meteor. Soc. 82:417-432, 2001). The unique examine urged that the anvil cirrus would shrink with warming, which was estimated to induce longwave cooling for the Earth. That is known as the iris impact because the areal change hypothetically resembles the sunshine management by the human eye’s iris. If the impact is robust sufficient, it exerts a major detrimental local weather suggestions which stabilizes tropical temperatures and limits local weather sensitivity. Preliminary responses to Lindzen et al. (Bull. Am.Meteor. Soc. 82:417-432, 2001) denied the existence and effectiveness of the iris impact. Evaluation of the debatable points in these responses will likely be offered later on this evaluate paper. At this level, the sturdy areal discount of cirrus with warming seems very clearly in each local weather fashions and satellite tv for pc observations. Present research discovered that the iris impact could not solely come from the decreased cirrus outflow on account of elevated precipitation effectivity, but in addition from focus of cumulus cores over hotter areas (the so-called aggregation impact). But, completely different opinions stay as to the radiative impact of cirrus clouds taking part within the iris impact. For the iris impact to be most essential, it should contain cirrus clouds that aren’t as opaque for seen radiation as they’re for infrared radiation. Nonetheless, present local weather fashions usually simulate cirrus clouds which might be opaque in each seen and infrared radiation. This challenge requires thorough examination because it appears to be opposed to traditional knowledge based mostly on specific observations. This paper was written within the hope of stimulating extra effort to rigorously consider these essential points.”[Boldface added.]

As a result of political censorship by journals equivalent to Science and Nature, many western scientists don’t profit from ongoing scientific points concerning infrared radiation. Consequently, western science is lagging behind and the science utilized by the IPCC and its followers is old-fashioned. See hyperlinks below Difficult the Orthodoxy.


A Affluent World: As mentioned within the December 28, 2019 TWTW, the 12 months was ending with probably the most affluent interval the world has skilled. The prosperity stood in stark distinction with the false claims of the UN of a local weather disaster attributable to growing greenhouse impact warming the planet dangerously. Largely due to the governments of China and most international locations in South Asia and East Asia, decreasing their regulatory management of their economies, excessive poverty went from 1.9 billion in 1990 or about 36% of the world’s inhabitants of 5.three billion to about 650 million or about eight.5% of the world inhabitants 7.6 billion. This large discount in excessive poverty was staggering and contradicts any claims of a “local weather disaster.”

As famous within the 1970s, atmospheric CO2 was growing as prosperity was increasing world-wide. There was a substantial amount of hypothesis concerning the impression of accelerating greenhouse gases on the globe’s temperatures. Many years of laboratory experiments indicated it could be minor, probably not measurable. Then got here the 1979 Charney Report claiming an amplification from elevated water vapor over the tropics. Within the Abstract for Policymakers, 1995 IPCC report made such a declare, violating the peer evaluate course of. Since then, on local weather papers the peer evaluate course of in western journals is little greater than a examine to guarantee conformity with the IPCC. Since 1995, the disparity between the warming that’s claimed and the warming that’s occurring is rising considerably. Given the timing, the UN IPCC and its followers may very well be referred to as neo-colonialists.

Now, President Biden has declared a “local weather disaster” and held a digital two-day local weather summit with leaders of varied international locations watching varied folks making particular pleas. No proof of a local weather disaster, solely an imaginative model of what could also be. Andrew Daring of Sky Information Australia has good commentary of the summit, with video clips of a number of the shows. As Francis Point out writes, the Biden administration is getting deeper into “Local weather Fantasy.” This brings up an attention-grabbing query. President Trump’s exaggerations had been referred to as lies, what ought to President Biden’s exaggerations be referred to as – hallucinations?

In fact, leaders of economically rising nations notice that stopping CO2 emissions will cease rising prosperity and will end in in style battle. They smile and conform to do one thing sooner or later, which can not ever come. One can solely guess what they assume, what sort of idiot is that this? See hyperlinks below Change in US Administrations, Issues within the Orthodoxy, and https://ourworldindata.org/extreme-poverty


Injury to the US: The injury inexperienced insurance policies create for the US electrical grids was illustrated by the blackouts in California final summer time and the blackout in Texas in February. Merely, unreliable, closely backed wind and photo voltaic undermine the economics of dependable fuel, coal, and nuclear. Within the US, dependable pure fuel changed dependable coal within the course of economist Joseph Schumpeter referred to as artistic destruction. Technological improvements disrupt the market forcing companies to innovate or get replaced by those who do. The fast change in main companies within the early pc is one instance.

Sadly, the Biden administration has this idea backwards. From their bulletins and actions, Biden officers apparently consider that by destroying profitable industries they will create innovation. It doesn’t work that means. Innovation can’t be pressured as revealed by the implosion of the Soviet Union.

In his “Particular Report, Inexperienced Nightmare for Individuals” Donn Dears summarizes his three instalments reporting on the injury that wind and photo voltaic current for the grid. Its relatively like attaching leeches to an sick affected person. Sooner or later they will do actual injury. Misplaced in all this are the large advantages growing CO2 are creating to the pure world. As SEPP Director Craig Idso writes:

“As a society, it’s previous time to acknowledge and embrace the reality. Carbon dioxide isn’t a pollutant. Its growing focus solely minimally impacts Earth’s local weather, whereas it presents large advantages to the biosphere. Efforts to control and cut back CO2 emissions will harm excess of they are going to assist.”

The potential injury Biden’s insurance policies could trigger within the US will likely be additional mentioned within the upcoming TWTW. See hyperlinks below Difficult the Orthodoxy, Defending the Orthodoxy, and Questioning the Orthodoxy.


Radiation Switch: Writing within the weblog No Methods Zone, Kenneth Richard discusses a paper within the Worldwide Journal of Trendy Physics B. Normally, this paper helps the papers by Happer, Lindzen, Hayden, and others that growing CO2 in in the present day’s ambiance could have little impact on temperatures. See hyperlinks below Difficult the Orthodoxy.


14th ICCC: The 14th Worldwide Convention on Local weather Change offered by The Heartland Institute will likely be October 15 to 17, 2021, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. See https://climateconference.heartland.org/




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Variety of the Week: 400 Central Parks: In his weblog, Ron Clutz calculates how a lot land is required if wind generators change the vitality generated by the final nuclear plant at Indian Level, which closed prematurely on April 30 for political causes. Utilizing very beneficiant estimates of era from offshore wind and Division of Vitality estimates that the capability density of wind vitality tasks is about three watts sq. per meter, he estimates that 1,333 sq. kilometers of wind generators are wanted. (or 515 sq. miles). The numbers are so massive they hardly penetrate New Yorkers.

“These numbers are virtually too massive to think about. Due to this fact, let’s look once more at Central Park. Recall that three Indian Factors might match contained in the confines of the famed park. Thus, changing the vitality manufacturing from Indian Level would require paving a land space equal to 400 Central Parks with forests of wind generators.”

Clutz doesn’t take into account the a whole lot of hundreds of tons of concrete and metal wanted for the foundations of 515 sq. miles of wind generators. Nor does he take into account the place dependable backup, which wind energy wants, will likely be situated. However he comfortably closes with:

In brief, the untimely closure of Indian Level – and the raging land-use battles over renewable vitality siting in New York – ought to lead environmental teams to rethink their definition of what qualifies as ‘inexperienced.’ Simply because wind and photo voltaic are renewable doesn’t imply they’re inexperienced. In truth, the land-use issues with renewables present the precise reverse. [Boldface in original.] See hyperlink below Nuclear Vitality and Fears

Difficult the Orthodoxy — NIPCC

Local weather Change Reconsidered II: Bodily Science

Idso, Carter, and Singer, Lead Authors/Editors, Nongovernmental Worldwide Panel on Local weather Change (NIPCC), 2013

Abstract: https://www.heartland.org/_template-assets/paperwork/CCR/CCR-II/Abstract-for-Policymakers.pdf

Local weather Change Reconsidered II: Organic Impacts

Idso, Idso, Carter, and Singer, Lead Authors/Editors, Nongovernmental Worldwide Panel on Local weather Change (NIPCC), 2014

Climate Change Reconsidered II: Biological Impacts

Abstract: https://www.heartland.org/media-library/pdfs/CCR-IIb/Abstract-for-Policymakers.pdf

Local weather Change Reconsidered II: Fossil Fuels

By A number of Authors, Bezdek, Idso, Legates, and Singer eds., Nongovernmental Worldwide Panel on Local weather Change, April 2019


Obtain with no cost:

http://climatechangereconsidered.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Local weather-Change-Reconsidered-II-Fossil-Fuels-FULL-Quantity-with-covers.pdf

Why Scientists Disagree About World Warming

The NIPCC Report on the Scientific Consensus

By Craig D. Idso, Robert M. Carter, and S. Fred Singer, Nongovernmental Worldwide Panel on Local weather Change (NIPCC), Nov 23, 2015


Obtain with no cost:


Nature, Not Human Exercise, Guidelines the Local weather

S. Fred Singer, Editor, NIPCC, 2008


World Sea-Stage Rise: An Analysis of the Knowledge

By Craig D. Idso, David Legates, and S. Fred Singer, Heartland Coverage Temporary, Could 20, 2019

Difficult the Orthodoxy

President Biden’s New CO2 Emission Coverage is Anti-Science and the Actual Existential Risk to Humanity and Nature

By Craig Idso, Heart for the Research of Carbon Dioxide and World Change, Apr 26, 2021


‘We’re being misled’ on the local weather disaster: Ian Plimer

By Workers, Sky Information Australia, Apr 26, 2021

“We ae residing at the most effective occasions on planet earth.”

“If individuals are now not beholding to authorities, they converse the reality.”

The Iris Impact: A Assessment

By Richard S. Lindzen & Yong-Sang Cho, Asia-Pacific Journal of Atmospheric Sciences (2021), April 1, 2021


Physics Prof. Concludes CO2 Local weather Impact Is ‘Pretty Negligible’ – Provides Simply Zero.5°C For A Doubling To 760 ppm

By Kenneth Richard, No Methods Zone, Apr 29, 2021

Hyperlink to paper: Saturation of the Infrared Absorption by Carbon Dioxide within the Ambiance

By Dieter Schildknecht, Worldwide Journal of Trendy Physics B, Aug 6, 2020

Faux Disaster: Specialists Conclude In New Ebook “In the present day’s Local weather Change Neither Dramatic Nor Unprecedented”

By P Gosselin, No Methods Zone, Apr 25, 2021

“The authors use the Earth’s local weather historical past to indicate that in the present day’s local weather change is neither dramatic nor unprecedented. Relatively, it’s a regular prevalence in our Holocene heat interval inside the Quaternary ice age interval, which, like all previous local weather change occasions, will be attributed to pure causes (particularly photo voltaic exercise along side the hydrosphere).”

Particular Report, Inexperienced Nightmare for Individuals

By Donn Dears, Energy For USA, Apr 30, 2021

America! We Have a Drawback – The Inexperienced Nightmare – Half three: Abstract and Conclusion

By Donn Dears, Energy For USA, Apr 27, 2021

Local weather Change, COVID-19, and the Nice Reset

By Allan MacRae, Apr 21, 2021

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