Scientists Stranded As Antarctic Temperatures Plunge To Lowest Ever Recorded

Scientists stranded as Antarctic temps plunge to lowest ever recorded (Ice Age Now, Aug 11, 2014):

“British scientists are stranded after their Antarctic base lost power in the depths of winter as temperatures plummeted to a record low of minus 55C,” says the Daily Mail.

“There is no way of rescuing the 13 researchers from the Halley VI Research Station – which has been hit by a 19-hour blackout – for months until the hostile winter subsides.”

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Volcanoes Melting West Antarctic Glaciers, Not Global Warming

Volcanoes Melting West Antarctic Glaciers, Not Global Warming (Ice Age Now, Aug 11, 2014):

“Geothermal heat under the glaciers is likely a key factor in why the ice sheet is currently collapsing.”


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The edge of the Thwaites glacier – NASA photo by Jim Yungel

“A new study by researchers at the University of Texas, Austin found that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is collapsing due to geothermal heat, not man-made global warming,” says this article in The Daily Mail.

“Researchers from the UTA’s Institute for Geophysics found that the Thwaites Glacier in western Antarctica is being eroded by the ocean as well as geothermal heat from magma and subaerial volcanoes.

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Warnings about ocean acidification are completely misleading – and deliberately so

Warnings about ocean acidification are completely misleading – and deliberately so (Ice Age Now, Aug 09, 2014):

No honest chemist would claim the dissolving of the entire atmospheric mass of CO2 at once would make much difference to the pH of the oceans.”– Rosco Mac


Warnings about ocean acidification are completely misleading – and deliberately so

By Rosco Mac

Firstly, carbon dioxide in water is a very weak acid, whilst the ocean is a very stable buffer with a pH averaging around 8. The concentration of enough CO2 to significantly reduce that pH will not come from the atmosphere – there isn’t enough CO2 in the atmosphere to make much difference.

The mass of the oceans is 268 times the mass of the atmosphere

I can say this with confidence because the mass of the oceans is 268 times the mass of the atmosphere, and CO2 is currently only 0.04% of that.

No honest chemist would claim the dissolving of the entire atmospheric mass of CO2 at once would make much difference to the pH of the oceans.

Secondly, it is well known that an increase in temperature will reduce the solubility of CO2 in water. (The oceans are known as a carbon sink. When they’re cold, they absorb CO2 from the atmosphere. When they warm, they release CO2 into the atmosphere. ed)

Warm up a carbonated drink and see what happens

Warm water naturally contains less CO2 than cold water. Warm up a carbonated drink and see what happens – the CO2 comes out of solution.

The oceans are outgassing CO2 due to the slight warming trend observed. The cause of this trend IS NOT known !

I find alarmists stunningly contradictory and amusing.

They point out the slight increasing trend in temperatures as alarming !

They point out the side effect of this slight increasing trend in temperatures – rising sea levels – as alarming !

Then they claim man’s CO2 emissions will increase ocean acidification as alarming.

But you simply cannot have it both ways – that is an “Inconvenient Truth” !!

Either the oceans are getting warmer and the CO2 concentration in seawater is decreasing – which means that ocean acidification by manmade CO2 from the atmosphere is complete BS !!

– or –

The manmade CO2 from the atmosphere IS dissolving in cooler oceans causing ocean acidification – which means that warming oceans and the associated sea level rises are BS !!

Take your pick – REAL SCIENCE says you can’t have both.

Rosco Mac

It’s All About the Money, Not The Climate

It Is All About The Money

It’s about the Money, Not the Climate (Ice Age Now, Aug 08, 2014):

“When you hear the President or a member of Congress talk about the climate, they are really talking about the scheme to generate revenue from it through taxation…” – Alan Caruba


Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), the Irish poet and dramatist, wrote “Pray don’t talk to me about the weather. Whenever people talk to me about the weather, I always feel quite certain that they mean something else.”

These days, when some world leader or politician speaks of the climate—the weather is what is happening right now wherever you are—they are not talking about sunshine or rain. They are talking about a devilishly obscene way of raising money by claiming that it is humans that are threatening the climate with everything they do, from turning on the lights to driving anywhere.

If the history of ice ages is any guide, we could literally be on the cusp of a new one.

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Astrophysicist: The Idea That Man Controls CO2 Is ‘Delusional Nonsense’

The idea that man controls CO2 is “delusional nonsense,” says astrophysicist  (Ice Age Now, Aug 6, 2014):

Video – “Satellite data shows clearly that for the last ten years temperatures have been falling,” says Piers Corbyn.

Astrophysicist Piers Corbyn on “The Myth of Man-Made Global Warming”


Piers Corbyn has received international acclaim for the accuracy of his long-range climate forecasts. Although we hear daily of a scientific consensus to the contrary, what does Piers make of mankind’s alleged role in affecting the climate on Earth?

Piers presented at the recent Electric Universe conference in Albuquerque New Mexico, which featured investigators from wide ranging disciplines who had come to a common conclusion. Namely, that the key to understanding so-called climate change is the electromagnetic connection between Earth and the Sun.

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“Satellite data shows clearly that for the last ten years temperatures have been falling,” says astrophysicist Piers Corbyn.

Here are some of the highlights of his talk.

“Carbon dioxide does not drive climate,” says Piers. “Rather, temperature changes in the oceans, in the long run, drive carbon dioxide levels.”

“There is no actual evidence for the CO2 theory. Termites emit ten times more CO2 than man. The idea that termites, or cows, or whatever you have, are going to hold still while man does his thing is completely absurd. The idea that man controls CO2 is actually delusional nonsense.”

“Climate has changed for millions of years. The only thing that’s different now is that man is claiming he’s doing it.”

What drives our climate? asks Piers. “Solar activity.”

When you’ve got periods of low solar activity, like now, two things happen. One thing is that the jet stream on average goes farther south, and the other is that it swings more wildly north to south. And that means we get much bigger extremes in temperature.

Central to Piers predictions is the recognition that the sun and earth are connected electromagnetically.

4,000-year-old forests beneath receding glaciers prove that it was much warmer than today

4,000-year-old forests beneath receding glaciers prove that it was much warmer than today (Ice Age Now, Aug 07, 2014):

The idea that we’re enduring “unprecedented” warming is totally false.


“Dr. Christian Schlüchter’s discovery of 4,000-year-old chunks of wood at the leading edge of a Swiss glacier was clearly not cheered by many members of the global warming doom-and-gloom science orthodoxy,” writes Larry Bell on newsmax.com.

“This finding indicated that the Alps were pretty nearly glacier-free at that time, disproving accepted theories that they only began retreating after the end of the little ice age in the mid-19th century.

Warmists try to suppress findings

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Global warming causes kidney stones?

Global warming causes kidney stones? (Ice Age Now, Aug 08, 2014):

Will this foolishness ever end?

“We know that climate change is bad,” says this article on yahoo.com. “Because of warmer temps panicked polar bears stand on melting icebergs with nowhere to go, and the Statue of Liberty might not even survive for future generations to see.”

Hmm. Does there seem to be any bias in that opening statement?

“A new study links a warmer climate with a greater chance of developing kidney stones,” the article continues.

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Antarctica Sets Yet Another Sea-Ice Record

Antarctica sets yet another sea-ice record (Ice Age Now, July 29, 2014):

“I don’t know about you, but I’m really impressed,” says reader Ralph Fato. “Not just how far from record ice there is but the continuation of it. And last I checked this was part of the ‘globe’.”

So_HemisphereSeaIce-27Jul14

See interactive graph (and larger):
http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/antarctic.sea.ice.interactive.html

Thanks to Ralph Fato for this link

Ice Ages Triggered By Solar Activity … Or Lack Thereof (Video)

Ice ages triggered by solar activity – Video (Ice Age Now, July 29, 2014):

(Or lack thereof.)

We’ve had a total of eight mini-ice ages during the last 11,500 years (the Holocene), says Jan Theart. At least seven of these were triggered by low solar activity.

But look at how many of of those years were warmer than today! It was far warmer during both the Holocene Climate Optimum and the Roman Climate Optimum.

Anyone who tells you that our recent episode of warming was “unprecedented” is either lying or misinformed.

Temp_variations_during_Holocene

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d66E6JXiLVM&feature=youtu.be
Thanks to JHT Creations for this link

NOAA – 28,504 Cold Records Set During Last Year

NOAA – 28,504 Cold Records Set During Last Year (Sunshine Hours, July 24 2014):

28,504 Low Max Records were set in last 365 days according to the NOAA.

A “Low Max” means that the maximum temperatures for the day was the lowest it has ever been.

This indicates daytime cooling.

Only 13205 High Max records were set. That is  over a 2:1 ratio. Brrr.

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