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Unjustified adjustments to past temperature measurements create global warming by cooling the past

Journal Nature publishes tabloid science, nonscientific nonsense.

This paper (here) is so flawed it is not worth mentioning or reading except that it destroys climate science by turning it into tabloid science. Bifurcation of scientists into two “camps” (good guys, bad guys) does nothing to advance climate science. The article is political nonsense dressed up as science. The paper should be withdrawn unless Journal Nature intends to publish like a tabloid.

Endangered Species Act (ESA) reform essential for protecting

“By any reasonable measure, the ESA has been an abject failure. Of the 1,661 species listed as threatened or endangered since 1973, only 3% have been recovered. Endless litigation has tied up resources that could have gone toward species recovery.” click here

Fears of apocalyptic sea-level rise unwarranted

“Fears of apocalyptic sea-level rise are nothing new despite the fact that they seem to have recently taken on a new life of their own, especially in South Florida, where I live.

The only scientific correlation I can make with any certainty is that these fears rise in direct proportion to the number of socialists elected to Congress.” click here

Carbon dioxide and nitrogen drive greening of the earth

Michael O’Sullivan, Dominick V. Spracklen, Sarah A. Batterman, Steve R. Arnold, Manuel Gloor, Wolfgang Buermann. Have Synergies Between Nitrogen Deposition and Atmospheric CO2 Driven the Recent Enhancement of the Terrestrial Carbon Sink? Global Biogeochemical Cycles, Volume 33, Issue 2. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018GB005922

The terrestrial carbon sink has increased since the turn of this century at a time of increased fossil fuel burning, yet the mechanisms enhancing this sink are not fully understood. Here we assess the hypothesis that regional increases in nitrogen deposition since the early 2000s has alleviated nitrogen limitation and worked in tandem with enhanced CO2 fertilization to increase ecosystem productivity and carbon sequestration, providing a causal link between the parallel increases in emissions and the global land carbon sink. We use the Community Land Model (CLM4.5‐BGC) to estimate the influence of changes in atmospheric CO2, nitrogen deposition, climate, and their interactions to changes in net primary production and net biome production. We focus on two periods, 1901–2016 and 1990–2016, to estimate changes in land carbon fluxes relative to historical and contemporary baselines, respectively. We find that over the historical period, nitrogen deposition (14%) and carbon‐nitrogen synergy (14%) were significant contributors to the current terrestrial carbon sink, suggesting that long‐term increases in nitrogen deposition led to a substantial increase in CO2 fertilization. However, relative to the contemporary baseline, changes in nitrogen deposition and carbon‐nitrogen synergy had no substantial contribution to the 21st century increase in global carbon uptake. Nonetheless, we find that increased nitrogen deposition in East Asia since the early 1990s contributed 50% to the overall increase in net biome production over this region, highlighting the importance of carbon‐nitrogen interactions. Therefore, potential large‐scale changes in nitrogen deposition could have a significant impact on terrestrial carbon cycling and future climate.

US midwest temperatures down

“Peak temperatures in the Midwest have plummeted since the 19th century. This is the first year the Midwest did not make it up to 99 degrees, with a peak of  98 degrees on 7/21/2019 at station PALESTINE IL USC00116558.  That is down 20 degrees from the peak in 1936.” click here

Here is a real climate crisis…

“Unlike the completely imaginary climate crisis of 2019, there was a very real climate crisis on this date in 1930.” click here