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RAIN FOREST DISCOVERED BELOW ANTARCTICA ICE

HIGHER LEVELS OF CARBON DIOXIDE FOLLOWED HOTTER TEMPERATURES The Mid-Cretaceous era was the heyday of the dinosaurs but was also the warmest period in the last 149 million years, with temperatures in the tropics as high as 35 degrees Celsius and sea levels 170 metres higher than today. Even during months of darkness, swampy temperate […]

NO LINK BETWEEN EMISSIONS AND TEMPERATURES

The complete elimination of all fossils in the US immediately would only restrict any increase in world temperature by less than one tenth of one degree Celsius by 2050 and by less than one fifth of one degree Celsius by 2100, according to MAGICC,  the Model for Assessment of Greenhouse gas Induced by Climate Change, […]

MANN’S HOCKEY STICK ALTERED CLIMATE HISTORY

MEDIEVAL WARMING PERIOD AND THE LITTLE ICE AGE HAD TO GO The problem for the Climate Scientists, the  IPCC and the supporters of AGW, was that  they they had to prove that the current phase of warming was unnatural, unique and unprecedented. If a similar or greater warming period had occurred in the past such […]

OXYGEN-FUEL-HEAT KEY ELEMENTS OF BUSH FIRES

Wind also has a strong effect on the heat of a fire because it works like the bellows in a Blacksmith’s forge, blowing more oxygen into the fire, just like in the old days when people would use an old newspaper as a fan to get the kindling in the old wood stove going to […]

THE DOOMSDAY CLOCK EVER CLOSER TO MIDNIGHT

THE DOOMSDAY CLOCK IS WITHIN ONE HUNDRED SECONDS OF MIDNIGHT According to the United Nations the greatest level of peril to humanity since its creation in 1947 is the threat posed by climate change and the growing nuclear threat. On climate, two major UN summits fell dismally short of the action required to limit the […]

POPULATION GROWTH BEGAN WITH FOSSIL FUELS

AS GOES FOSSIL FUELS AS GOES HUMANITY To a first approximation, everything we’ve done since 1900, including agriculture, has been the result of our use of fossil fuels. The biophysical driver of fossil fuel energy transcends all political boundaries and philosophies. Fossil fuels have supplied 89% of the total primary energy used throughout the world […]

AGREEMENT ON PRE-INDUSTRIAL TEMPERATURES?

“ANTHROPOGENIC WARMING NOW ABOUT ONE DEGREE ABOVE PRE-INDUSTRIAL LEVELS” But what if global temperatures exceed the tipping point for one or two years and then drop away like they have in the past, just as they had during the thirty nine year cooling period that took place between 194o-1979, despite a rapid increase in GHG […]

WIND FARMS NEED MASSIVE SUBSIDIES TO SURVIVE

NEED FOSSIL FUELS FOR MANUFACTURE-TRANSPORT-INSTALLATION-MAINTENANCE The fact that oil is a “finite” material is not a problem. Every material is finite. Life is all about taking the theoretically finite but practically limitless materials in nature and creatively turning them into useful resources. The fossil fuel industry does it, renewable actually, the unreliable energy industry doesn’t.   […]

MORE COAL & LITHIUM MINING FOR ELECTRIC CARS

COAL POWERED ELECTRICITY NEEDED TO MANUFACTURE AND CHARGE THEIR BATTERIES The International Mining and Resources Conference in Melbourne resulted in mining executives being harassed, spat on and dragged to the ground by misguided protesters. Yet, as the title would suggest, the conference was

WEATHER STATIONS SHOW WORLD NOT WARMING

MAJORITY OF US STATES RECORDED HIGHEST TEMPERATURES IN THIRTIES OR EARLIER The US average hottest daily temperatures (AHDT) graph (right) shows 1905 as similar to the reading of 2015. The NOAA temperature graph shows a similar upward warming trend from 1910 to the late 1930’s but from then on a substantial warming trend in contrast […]