Cause of Death: Climate-Change Alarmism

I didn’t want to post this, but this article gets it right.

It’s not climate change that kills. It’s the zealotry of those who believe they are on a Gaia-given mission to save the planet that is capable of causing economic mayhem, poverty and even death.

Meanwhile, those who should be looking after the community and our security instead waste their time and our money on pointless superficialities that are designed, like cladding, to hide their deficiencies and to make them look good.

At this stage, it seems those who lost their lives in the Grenfell fire were the victims of not one but two forms of climate-change alarmism: the fire appears to have been started by a fridge that exploded thanks to its “environmentally friendly” coolant, and the flames spread so rapidly thanks to the recently installed “green energy” cladding, designed to beautify this concrete eyesore.

If true, the coroner may as well scribble “cause of death: climate-change alarmism” on his report. “Energy efficiency” considerations prioritised over safety considerations.

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Flashback: Sunshine in Spain

This is a flashback to and old post I did noting that Spain is warming up because of more sunshine.

Sunshine data rarely makes it into the debate over AGW. Canada once upon a time published sunshine data from hundreds of stations. Now it is down to zero.

In 2008 a paper was published called  “Short Communication – Sunshine and synoptic cloud observations at Ebro Observatory, 1910–2006” by J. J. Curto, E. Also, E. Palle and J. G. Sole.

I managed to download a copy. The following graph is of sunshine measured from an Observatory in Spain. If you weren’t paying attention you might think it is a graph of GISS or HADCRU temperatures … right?

 

Since 1910, we find that there has been
an overall increase in the number of sunshine hours, but
with large oscillations that make this increase statistically
insignificant, while over the same time period cloudiness
has increased by a larger amount (about 12%) with high
statistical significance.
We associate the increase in both sunshine hours and
cloud amount with a shift in cloud types during the
100-year period covered by the observations.”

Antarctic Peninsula Cooling (“Climatologists” Refuse to Notice)

I was reading this article on the Larsen Ice Shelf rift.

I came to this paragraph:

“The team say they have no evidence to link the growth of this rift, and the eventual calving, to climate change. However, it is widely accepted that warming ocean and atmospheric temperatures have been a factor in earlier disintegrations of ice shelves elsewhere on the Antarctic Peninsula, most notably Larsen A (1995) and Larsen B (2002).

They point out that this is one of the fastest warming places on Earth, a feature which will certainly not have hindered the development of the rift in Larsen C.”

And suddenly I remember this article.

The Antarctic Peninsula (AP) is often described as a region with one of the largest warming trends on Earth since the 1950s, based on the temperature trend of 0.54 °C/decade during 1951–2011 recorded at Faraday/Vernadsky station. Accordingly, most works describing the evolution of the natural systems in the AP region cite this extreme trend as the underlying cause of their observed changes. However, a recent analysis (Turner et al., 2016) has shown that the regionally stacked temperature record for the last three decades has shifted from a warming trend of 0.32 °C/decade during 1979–1997 to a cooling trend of − 0.47 °C/decade during 1999–2014.

It is not warming in the Antarctic Peninsula! It is cooling!