Monthly Archives: November 2012

Global cooling in the immediate future

WANG ShaoWu, WEN XinYu & HUANG JianBin. Global cooling in the immediate future? Chinese Science Bulletin, November 2010 Vol.55 No.33: 3847–3852. doi: 10.1007/s11434-010-4177-1

New perspectives regarding the possible cooling of the Earth’s climate as a result of solar changes are reviewed in this paper. The major findings include: (1) solar activity is weakening to its very low level, which is comparable with the level in the early 20th century; (2) the current grand solar maximum has already lasted for eight 11-year solar cycles and might end in the coming one/two 11-year cycles; (3) a grand solar minimum might prevail in the next 100–200 years; and (4) the number of sunspots in the coming solar maximum (M)-year, around 2013, is an important indicator that needs to be closely monitored.

Children’s Safe Drinking Water Programme begins manufacturing in Singapore

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has opened a manufacturing plant in Singapore for its Pur sachet in order to react quickly to disaster-prone nations in the region. Each four-gram sachet can turn 10 litres of dirty water into clean drinking water. The two primary components are ferric sulfate, a well-known and widely-used coagulant, and calcium hypochlorite, a disinfectant.

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UN global governance threatens United States freedom…

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Claims of a tipping point for Greenland ice sheet are unsupported…

Y. Axford, S. Losee, J.P. Briner, D.R. Francis, P.G. Langdon, I.R. Walker. Holocene temperature history at the western Greenland Ice Sheet margin reconstructed from lake sediments. Quaternary Science Reviews, Volume 59, 3 January 2013, Pages 87–100.

Predicting the response of the Greenland Ice Sheet to future climate change presents a major challenge to climate science. Paleoclimate data from Greenland can provide empirical constraints on past cryospheric responses to climate change, complementing insights from contemporary observations and from modeling. Here we examine sedimentary records from five lakes near Jakobshavn Isbræ in central West Greenland to investigate the timing and magnitude of major Holocene climate changes, for comparison with glacial geologic reconstructions from the region. A primary objective of this study is to constrain the timing and magnitude of maximum warmth during the early to middle Holocene positive anomaly in summer insolation. Temperature reconstructions from subfossil insect (chironomid) assemblages suggest that summer temperatures were warmer than present by at least 7.1 ka (the beginning of the North Lake record; ka = thousands of years before present), and that the warmest millennia of the Holocene occurred in the study area between 6 and 4 ka. Previous studies in the Jakobshavn region have found that the local Greenland Ice Sheet margin was most retracted behind its present position between 6 and 5 ka, and here we use chironomids to estimate that local summer temperatures were 2–3 °C warmer than present during that time of minimum ice sheet extent. As summer insolation declined through the late Holocene, summer temperatures cooled and the local ice sheet margin expanded. Gradual, insolation-driven millennial-scale temperature trends in the study area were punctuated by several abrupt climate changes, including a major transient event recorded in all five lakes between 4.3 and 3.2 ka, which overlaps in timing with abrupt climate changes previously documented around the North Atlantic region and farther afield at ∼4.2 ka.

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United Nation’s Ban Ki-Moon statements on climate are complete foolishness….

From an open letter:

“We the undersigned, qualified in climate-related matters, wish to state that current scientific knowledge does not substantiate your assertions.”

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Human-caused climate signal lost in the computer code, creative fiction emerges

No matter how sophisticated the computer models, whether it is 1 or 100 models, definitive attribution or detection of a climate signal such as being made here is speculation…..or wishful thinking…..this “science” by press release is not science…..

Humans are part of the ecosystem…..it is not possible for humans to not be apart of the climate and ecosystem…..

Tropical cyclone activity has not increased….

The claim that tropical cyclone activity has some how increased due to “climate change” is simply false…..

M. Chenoweth, D. Divine. Tropical cyclones in the Lesser Antilles: descriptive statistics and historical variability in cyclone energy, 1638–2009. Climatic Change, August 2012, Volume 113, Issue 3-4, pp 583-598.

The history of tropical cyclone activity in the Lesser Antilles since 1638 is described using a recently created data set first described in Chenoweth and Divine (Geochem Geophys Geosyst 9: Q08013, 2008). We examine through descriptive statistics the seasonality of tropical cyclones in the Lesser Antilles for tropical depressions, tropical storms and hurricanes since 1690 and for hurricanes only since 1638. In addition, the maximum estimated wind speed (expressed in knots) (Vmax2) for each tropical cyclone passing through 61.5°W is used to produce “Lesser Antilles accumulated Cyclone Energy” (LACE) for each year along the 61.5°W meridian. LACE is positively correlated with basin-wide Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) since 1899 with the highest correlations from 10 to 25°N. There is no evidence of long-term trend in LACE, which is in accord with previously-documented absence of long-term trends in the numbers of tropical cyclones passing through the Lesser Antilles. There is pronounced ~50–70 year variability in LACE from 18 to 25°N most likely associated with multi-decadal variations in the North Atlantic sea surface temperature. The LACE variations at the shorter time scales of ~3 to 8 years are coherent with correspondent fluctuations in ENSO with its effect more pronounced at lower latitudes.

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