Webcast at 12 Noon (EST) Jan 10: There is no Radiative Greenhouse Effect

Written by Joe Postma

[STICKY POST] In this live webcast I will be giving a slideshow presentation which demonstrates that the radiative greenhouse effect, upon which climate alarm and even the field of climate science itself is based, does not exist. On both scientific requirements of having theoretical & empirical support, the radiative greenhouse effect is proven to have neither: it is based in false physics and paradox, violates the laws of thermodynamics, and doesn’t produce the empirical observables it predicts and claims responsibility for.

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20 New Science Papers Find Sun Drives Modern Climate

Written by Kenneth Richard

A robust sun-climate connection increasingly affirmed by scientists to confound earlier studies that place the emphasis on human emissions of so-called ‘greenhouse gases.’  2017 is already providing a rush of peer-reviewed studies giving scientific credence to President Donald Trump’s “hoax” claims over man-made global warming.

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huge 1.8 million square kilometers reservoir of melting carbon under Western United States

Written by University of Royal Holloway London

New research published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters describes how scientists have used the world’s largest array of seismic sensors to map a deep-Earth area of melting carbon covering 1.8 million square kilometres.

Situated under the Western US, 350km beneath Earth’s surface, the discovered melting region challenges accepted understanding of how much carbon Earth contains — much more than previously understood.

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New method uses heat flow to levitate variety of objects

Written by University of Chicago

Although scientists have been able to levitate specific types of material, a pair of University of Chicago undergraduate physics students helped take the science to a new level.

Third-year Frankie Fung and fourth-year Mykhaylo Usatyuk led a team of UChicago researchers who demonstrated how to levitate a variety of objects — ceramic and polyethylene spheres, glass bubbles, ice particles, lint strands and thistle seeds — between a warm plate and a cold plate in a vacuum chamber.

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Cardiff Uni’s new way of making compounds for drugs

Written by Max Evans

A flask and a set of coiled tubes in a lab

Image caption: The new method sees sesquiterpenes extracted using tubes instead of flasks

Researchers in Cardiff have developed a new “highly-efficient” method of making disease-fighting compounds, including for an anti-malaria drug.

Sesquiterpenes can be found in spicy foods, plants and beer, and are used to battle colds, cancer and malaria. A Cardiff University team said it could synthesize them more quickly and cost-effectively than before.

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NASA’s Jupiter probe in busted helium-valve drama

Written by Katyanna Quach

NASA’s Juno probe will not venture any closer to Jupiter, and will stay in its current 53-day orbit for the remainder of its mission. That’s due to faulty helium valves in the propulsion system, space boffins announced today.

The spacecraft has been circling the gas giant since July 2016. NASA scientists had planned to fire the engine to reduce its orbit period to 14 days, bringing it closer to Jupiter’s surface to scrutinize the alien world. The more intimate the probe gets with the gas goliath, the more it can peek through the layers of clouds, and study the structure, atmosphere and magnetosphere of the planet.

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UK scientists seek closer relationship with US after Brexit

Written by Pallab Ghosh

The UK and US are in talks to extend their “special relationship” in science after the UK leaves the European Union, the BBC understands.

British institutions are in talks with their US colleagues to try to make it easier for scientists to travel, collaborate and share facilities. Research Councils UK said it would deliver benefits for both countries. UK research groups are currently marketing themselves at the US’s largest scientific meeting in Boston.

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ALL United States Warming due to NOAA Data Tampering

Written by Tony Heller

 

Climate Central just ran this piece, which the Washington Post picked up on. They claimed the US was “overwhelmingly hot” in 2016, and temperatures have risen 1,5°F since the 19th century.

The U.S. Has Been Overwhelmingly Hot This Year | Climate Central

The first problem with their analysis is that the US had very little hot weather in 2016. The percentage of hot days was below average, and ranked 80th since 1895. Only 4.4% of days were over 95°F, compared with the long term average of 4.9%. Climate Central is conflating mild temperatures with hot ones.

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Climate ‘Science’ cherry-picking Locations to Manufacture Warming

Written by CO2 is Life

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One of the greatest scientific battles today is between which temperature measurements are most accurate. There are ground measurements maintained by NOAA, NASA GISS and the Hadley CRU, and then there are satellite measurements maintained by NASA UHA.

Dr. Roy Spencer maintains a blog reporting on the satellite measurements. In reality, there are really only 2 data sources for temperature data. Because of the incestuous relationship between the ground measurement facilities detailed in the ClimateGate emails, climate data can simply be broken into factions; ground and space.

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Renewables Investment Giving Very Poor Return to Six Biggest Nations

Written by Ed Hoskins

Actual electrical output data from six largest nations committed to renewables proves that in spite of the massive promotion, subsidy and investment, these forms of energy make just a marginal contribution to the grid.

This note quantifies the actual, but limited scale of progress that has been made by Green-oriented thinking about electricity generation.  Progress has been quite limited in spite of the massive heavily subsidised investments and legal commitments made by Western governments in their probably futile efforts to avert “Climate Change”.

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The hidden agendas of sustainability illusions

Written by Paul Dreissen

As President Trump downgrades the relevance of Obama era climate change and anti-fossil-fuel policies, many environmentalists are directing attention to “sustainable development.”

Like “dangerous manmade climate change,” sustainability reflects poor understanding of basic energy, economic, resource extraction, and manufacturing principles – and a tendency to emphasize tautologies and theoretical models as an alternative to readily observable evidence in the Real World. It also involves well-intended but ill-informed people being led by ill-intended but well-informed activists who use the concept to gain greater government control over people’s lives, livelihoods, and living standards.

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Visualizing Government Arctic Sea Ice Fraud

Written by Tony Heller

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.”

– Upton Sinclair

Government agencies like NOAA, NASA and NSIDC start their sea ice graphs in 1979, in order to make it look like there is a linear decline in sea ice.

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Zealandia: Is there an eighth continent under New Zealand?

Written by bbc.co.uk

Mount CookImage copyright: AFP

Image caption: Mount Cook, the highest peak of New Zealand – and Zealandia

You think you know your seven continents? Think again, as there’s a new contender hoping to join that club. Say hello to Zealandia, a huge landmass almost entirely submerged in the southwest Pacific.

It’s not a complete stranger, you might have heard of its highest mountains, the only bits showing above water: New Zealand. Scientists say it qualifies as a continent and have now made a renewed push for it to be recognised as such. In a paper published in the Geological Society of America’s Journal,researchers explain that Zealandia measures five million sq km (1.9m sq miles) which is about two thirds of neighbouring Australia.

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Antibiotic resistance: Scientists ‘unmask’ superbug-shielding protein

Written by Greg Dunlop

A digital representation of the EptA protein structureImage copyright: UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Image caption: A digital representation of the EptA protein

Australian scientists have mapped the molecular structure of a protein that shields superbugs from antibiotics.

It could help develop new drugs for antibiotic-resistant bacteria strains, the University of Western Australia researchers said. The protein, EptA, allows some strains to shrug off colistin, an antibiotic used when all other treatments fail.

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