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‘Man-made warming’ demolished in 500 words – Ice Age Now

Posted by M. C. on May 27, 2020

“CO2 is innocent; it has no climate effect; the simultaneous rise in temperature and CO2 is pure accident. The Sun was by far the main driver of global temperature for the last 10,000 years.”
– Dr Roger Higgs, geologist and sedimentologist

“The United Nations IPCC says ongoing warming is due to man’s CO2 emissions, hence ‘Anthropogenic Global Warming’ (AGW). The 3 pillars on which they base this claim are unscientific and quickly disproved.”

https://www.iceagenow.info/man-made-warming-demolished-in-500-words/

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) three pillars of man-made global warming: collapsed

Dr Roger Higgs

Here are the three pillars and the disproofs:

Pillar I. Earth’s average surface temperature and man’s CO2 emissions have both risen since 1850, so CO2 must have caused the warming

Five disproofs …

(1) What else has risen? The Sun’s magnetic output, affecting cloudiness (Svensmark), more than doubled from 1901 to 1991 (Lockwood), to its highest peak in 10,000 years (Higgs 1).

In those last 10,000 years …
(2) simple visual cross-correlation shows changes in temperature lagged 60-160 years behind solar-output changes, due to the ocean’s vast heat capacity and slow mixing (Higgs 1, 2)

(3) … temperature and CO2 were uncorrelated, until their joint rise from the late 1800s.

(4) CO2 is still rising (NOAA), but Earth has cooled since 2016 (Met. Office). Every passing day not ‘warmest ever’ for that date, at multiple sites worldwide, embarrasses the IPCC.

(5) Warming since 1910 paused 1945-75 (30 years) and 1998-2012 but CO2 kept rising.

Pillar II. Global warming’s continuance despite the Sun’s weakening after 1991 absolves the Sun and incriminates CO2

Disproof …

This mismatch is simply due to the oceanic time-lag, currently about 60 years. Thus global warming will continue (with ups and downs, mainly due to the Sun’s 11-year cycles) until around 2050, about 60 years after the Sun’s 1991 grand peak (Higgs 2).

Pillar II was asserted in IPCC’s 2013 ‘Fifth Assessment Report’, Chapter 10 (IPCC 1 p.887, co-author Lockwood [see (1) above], citing 4 of his own papers). But IPPC already knew about the lag, Chapter 3 having stated the “ocean’s huge heat capacity and slow circulation lend it significant thermal inertia” (IPCC 2 p.266).

Pillar III. Sea level (SL) for the last few thousand years varied less than 25cm, so the 30cm SL rise since 1850 proves abnormal warming
by CO2

Disproof …

The 25 cm claim (only “medium confidence”; IPCC 3 p.385) is based on selected evidence (Higgs 3) and on dismissal of the famed 1961 SL curve (Fairbridge; Wiki) with SL oscillations of 2 to 5 metres in the last 6,000 years, confirmed by dozens of later geologists worldwide, and lately with very strong archaeological support (Higgs 4, 5, 6).

Conclusions

1. That’s it. That’s all they have. Be surprised.

2. The Sun was by far the main driver of global temperature for the last 10,000 years.

3. CO2 is innocent; it has no climate effect; the simultaneous rise in temperature and CO2 is pure accident; CO2’s residual ‘greenhouse effect’ is effectively nil (Higgs 7, 8).

4. The IPCC urgently needs to consult geologists (Higgs 9, 10).

5. Another Sun-driven large sea-level rise is predictable (Higgs 11).

Dr Roger Higgs (DPhil Oxford, geology, 1982-86)
Geoclastica Ltd Technical Note 2020-7
25th May 2020, amended 26-5-2020

References
All contributions by Higgs (me) are very brief

Fairbridge 1961 sea-level curve, latest revision 1977, fig. 2c: https://www.nature.com/articles/268413a0
Higgs 1 2020: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340869622
Higgs 2 2020: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341078096
Higgs 3 2019: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/336414520
Higgs 4 2020: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339875642
Higgs 5 2020: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/338556345
Higgs 6 2017: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/316601390
Higgs 7 2019: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332245803
Higgs 8 2020: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340869622
Higgs 9 2018: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/331928229
Higgs 10 2019: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/331974185
Higgs 11 2020 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/341597747
IPCC 1 2013: https://www.ipcc.ch/site/assets/uploads/2018/02/WG1AR5_Chapter10_FINAL.pdf
IPCC 2 2013: https://www.ipcc.ch/site/assets/uploads/2018/02/WG1AR5_Chapter03_FINAL.pdf
IPCC 3 2013: https://www.ipcc.ch/site/assets/uploads/2018/02/WG1AR5_Chapter05_FINAL.pdf
Lockwood 1999: http://www.personal.reading.ac.uk/~ym901336/pdfs/170_Lockwoodetal_nature.pdf
Meteorological Office UK 2020: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/monitoring/index.html
NOAA 2020: https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/trends/index.html
Svensmark 2007: https://academic.oup.com/astrogeo/article/48/1/1.18/220765
Wiki 2020: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhodes_Fairbridge

Please email for copies of any the above, rogerhiggs@hotmail.com

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Climate Activist Greta Thunberg’s Yacht Trip to America More Harmful to Environment Than Flying – Summit News

Posted by M. C. on August 20, 2019

“A lecture, furthermore, from a child who hasn’t finished her schooling, whose frontal lobes haven’t formed, who has no sense of humour, whose every utterance is the second-hand opinion of alarmist grown-ups whose doomsday claims she is completely unequipped to assess?”

Not sure whether (insert gender-less pronoun of choice) is channeling Al Gore or Ocassional-Cortex.

https://summit.news/2019/08/16/climate-activist-greta-thunbergs-yacht-trip-to-america-more-harmful-to-environment-than-flying/

 

Climate activist Greta Thunberg’s virtue signalling trip on a $4 million dollar yacht to lecture Americans about climate change will be more harmful to the environment than if she had flown via aircraft.

Thunberg and her team set sail on the Malizia II for a voyage that will take 2 weeks to reach New York.

The mode of transport was deliberately chosen so Thunberg could relentlessly virtue signal about the evils of air travel.

But the entire trip is a complete farce.

As the German newspaper Taz points out, the yacht trip means more CO2 will be released into the atmosphere than if just Greta and her father had traveled by air because six members of her team have to fly back to Germany from New York.

“The sailing trip triggers at least six climate-damaging air travel across the Atlantic. If Thunberg had flown with her father, only two would have been necessary to come to New York,” reports Taz.

Indeed, a single flight from New York to Hamburg releases 1,800 kilograms of carbon dioxide, which equates to more than three quarters of what each person is entitled to a year if global warming is to be halted at 2 degrees.

As James Delingpole asks, besides the rank hypocrisy of her attention grabbing yacht trip, how exactly did Thunberg come to be the lecturing face of the environmentalist movement?

“A lecture, furthermore, from a child who hasn’t finished her schooling, whose frontal lobes haven’t formed, who has no sense of humour, whose every utterance is the second-hand opinion of alarmist grown-ups whose doomsday claims she is completely unequipped to assess?” he writes.

But despite wall to wall positive press coverage, ordinary people just aren’t buying it.

As we previously reported, German drivers have begun displaying ‘f*ck you Greta’ bumper stickers to let the 16-year-old and her handlers know exactly how they feel about being told what to do by a child.

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The junk science behind the anti-birth movement – spiked

Posted by M. C. on August 13, 2019

https://www.spiked-online.com/2019/08/12/the-junk-science-behind-the-anti-birth-movement/

James Woudhuysen

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A truly Mad Max world sacrificed on the altar of green socialism – Ice Age Now

Posted by M. C. on January 19, 2019

The last two paragraphs say it all. Warmists have missed no point at all, Mr. Walker. You have correctly analyzed the precise reason that the charade continues unabated by piling on gigatons of data proving CO2 is not the problem. You correctly came to the conclusion that this is about world domination by the few, and a very deep cut in human population. Destroying dependable energy and with it, civilization of the masses is the exact purpose of the scam.

 

https://www.iceagenow.info/a-truly-mad-max-world-sacrificed-on-the-altar-of-green-socialism/

J.H. Walker

The real point the Warmists have missed is the level of CO2 in the atmosphere is dependent on how cold the oceans were 500 years ago and at the same time how warm the upper 200M of the tropical oceans are now.

CO2 levels are a lagging indicator of temperature and our Ocean currents can lag that change by as much as 500 years via the cold, deep, returning leg of the worlds Overturning current. Over 50 times the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere is sequestrated in the deep oceans via being rained out over millions of years. Volcanic Co2 is released at high temperature and it quickly rises to the surface where it out gasses in company with the warm water column during its release… Read the rest of this entry »

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Why The Press is Hated . . . – EPautos – Libertarian Car Talk

Posted by M. C. on March 20, 2017

http://ericpetersautos.com/2017/03/18/why-the-press-is-hated/

Firstly, it’s not not “dozens of cities” who will be buying these force-produced electric Edsels. It is the taxpayers of these cities who will be forced to buy them (but not own them) via the extorted funds they are compelled to provide, so that government workers can drive around in the electric Edsels.

This isn’t supply and demand, market forces. It is make-work and wealth transfer. To characterize it as “demand for low-emissions vehicles” is another despicable upchuck of putrefying propaganda that depends upon the stupefaction (or enstupidation) of the reader, who will only allow the morsel to pass by if he is utterly in the dark about basic economic laws.

Government and most people are in the dark about basic economics.

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Global Warmers Can’t Even Figure Out What is Happening Today

Posted by M. C. on May 20, 2013

Here is yet another admission that the average global temperature has not risen since 1998 despite significant increases in CO2.  This from the BBC no less.  The UK government’s proxy global warming cheerleader.

Yet we are to swallow their line that oh yes…future long range predictions are still valid and be sure to keep those research grants coming.

This begs the question what if CO2 is not a major player?  Read the rest of this entry »

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