The latest comprehensive research conducted by the CSIRO indicates that most people believe global warming is actually happening but only 45.9% thought it was human induced. The study also found there was an increase in the percentage of people that didn’t know or thought global warming wasn’t happening. Not the sort of data you would want released on the eve of the December climate change conference in Paris where Australia could be asked to contribute billions to the Green Climate Fund which is expected to collect $100 billion a year by 2020.
The study results are compelling when you consider that it comes from CSIRO, the very pioneers of the climate science in Australia. The goal of this fund is to subsidize green energy and pay for other climate adaptation and mitigation programs in poorer nations–and to get buy-in (literally) from those poorer nations for the final Paris agreement. Climate negotiations leading up to the Paris conference called
for a Green Climate Fund. This could boil down to the willingness of richer countries like Australia to commit to financing for developing countries. In exchange for this, developing nations could then sign up for the deal. Developing nations had quite rightly argued that wind and solar power are very very expensive and they shouldn’t have to forgo economic growth simply because developed nations have dramatically increased their standards of living on economies fueled by coal, oil, and gas.
In Australia, surface temperatures on the land have been recorded at many sites since the mid to late 19th century By 1910, Australia had a reliable network of thermometers and the data they produced have been extensively analysed by the Bureau of Meteorology and scientists at CSIRO, Australian universities and international research institutions. This reveals that since 1910, Australia’s annual-average daily maximum temperatures have increased by 0.75°
However, University of Alabama in Huntsville’s satellite temperature data has shown no statistically significant global warming trend. For over 20 years there’s been no warming trend apparent in the satellite records and will soon be entering into year 22 with no warming trend apparent in satellite data — which examines the lowest few miles of the Earth’s atmosphere.
Satellite data from the Remote Sensing Systems (RSS) group also shows a prolonged “hiatus” in global warming. After November of this year, RSS data will be in its 22nd year without warming. Ironically, the so-called “hiatus” in warming started when then vice President Al Gore and environmental groups touted RSS satellite data as evidence a slight warming trend since 1979.
Roy Spencer. P.h. D, Climatologist. author, and former NASA scientist… When asked if the earth is actually warming? “There is no way to know, because natural year-to-year variability in global temperature is so large, with warming and cooling occurring all the time. What we can say is that surface and lower atmospheric temperature have risen in the last 30 to 50 years, with most of that warming in the Northern Hemisphere. Also, the magnitude of recent warming is somewhat uncertain, due to problems in making long-term temperature measurements with thermometers without those measurements being corrupted by a variety of non-climate effects. But there is no way to know if temperatures are continuing to rise now…we only see warming (or cooling) in the rearview mirror, when we look back in time”.
We thank Alice Chu for this chart showing land and sea global temperature variations since 1880. Note the stable temperatures in the period from 1935 to 1975. Scientists have found it difficult to explain the 40 year pause despite the spectacular increase in green house gas emissions associated with war preparations and in the period of the post war boom which should have resulted in a sharp rise in world temperatures. Add the current 20 year pause to the 40 year period of stable temperatures since 1935 and you have only 19 out of the 79 years till 2014 where temperatures had increased.
SCIENTISTS WARN AUSTRALIA’S CAPITAL CITIES WILL SLIP UNDER THE WAVES EVEN IF GLOBAL WARMING CAN BE LIMITED TO TWO DEGREES CELSIUS!
Leaders of the world’s top economies have vowed to seek a deal to stave off catastrophic global warming at the Paris conference, according to a draft statement drawn up on Monday.
Negotiators at the Group of 20 summit haggled though the night on the text of the statement as Saudi Arabia and India initially refused to include specific climate goals like curbing global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius. Copenhagen conference video below