Major theories about what causes temperatures to rise have been thrown into doubt after NASA found the Earth has cooled in areas of heavy industrialisation where more trees have been lost and more fossil burning takes place.
Environmentalists have long argued the burning of fossil in power stations and for other uses is responsible for global warming and predicted temperature increases because of the high levels of carbon dioxide produced - which causes the global greenhouse effect.
While the findings did not dispute the effects of carbon dioxide on global warming, they found aerosols - also given off by burning fossil fuels - actually cool the local environment, at least temporarily.
A NASA spokesman said: "To quantify climate change, researchers need to know the Transient Climate Response (TCR) and Equilibrium Climate Sensitivity (ECS) of Earth.
By Mike Thayer
On average, there are 1,150 tornadoes that touch down nationwide each year.
In 2015, there have been a reported 972 tornadoes.
That's 178 tornadoes below average. Tornadoes were also weaker and not as long lasting this year. Global warming alarmists also told us those tornadoes would be far more severe.
The global warming alarmists were wrong. Again.
Global-warming activists ask U.N. to banish skeptics from Paris Climate Conference - Washington Times
CORALVILLE COURIER EDITOR'S NOTE: Why is this 'SumOfUs' group afraid of a different point of view? Isn't reasoned debate a necessary part of crafting sound policy?
Climate-change activists are calling on the United Nations to revoke the credentials of global-warming skeptics at the ongoing Paris Climate Conference, or COP21.
The climate-change group SumOfUs submitted a formal complaint Monday to U.N. conference organizers “asking for notorious climate denying groups to be denied accreditation to the Paris climate talks,” according to a press release.
Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman, executive director of SumOfUs, singled out members of three U.S. free-market groups — the Competitive Enterprise Institute, the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow and the Heartland Institute — saying they “have no place at these climate talks.”
Ice in the Antarctic is growing. Computer models failed to predict this. Not one got it right. If that's the case, then what good are the models?
~ Kevin Quigley, Hiawatha
In a paper published in the Journal of Glaciology on Friday, researchers from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, the University of Maryland in College Park, and the engineering firm Sigma Space Corporation offer a new analysis of satellite data that show a net gain of 112 billion tons of ice a year from 1992 to 2001 in the Antarctic ice sheet.
CORALVILLE COURIER EDITOR'S NOTE: A "1,000 year rain event" huh? That means it happened before and the previous event can't be blamed on human caused global warming.... But wait a minute, that means the previous event occurred in the year 1015, LONG before recorded history(sarcasm).... Those silly climate alarmists, making up new terms to fit their agenda.... Mother Nature is Mother Nature, she does what she wants and we have absolutely no control over her.
The storm that slammed into the high desert and mountains of Southern California this week was one for the record books.
Intense rain sent massive mudflows onto highways, picking up cars and pushing them into one another. Hundreds of vehicles were trapped in mud up to 20 feet deep; in some cases, motorists were stranded overnight.
In one spot in the Antelope Valley, the storm dumped 1.81 inches of rain in 30 minutes on Thursday, in what the National Weather Service described as a 1,000-year rain event.
"It's absolutely incredible," said Robbie Munroe, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard.
CORALVILLE COURIER EDITOR'S NOTE: Check out the following hypocrisy by Blog for Iowa... Liberals love to hate religion, trying to discredit and/or cry foul with it at every turn. But gosh, when the iconic Pope happens to share their ignorant belief on human-caused global warming, well gee-whiz, the Pope and religion is all of a sudden credible!
As the spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Catholics and the first to address a joint session of the U.S. Congress, Pope Francis’s recent visit drew large enthusiastic crowds in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Philadelphia. In Washington, he devoted more of his address to climate change than any other topic.
While the Pope also addressed issues like poverty and immigration, Church teachings on opposing abortion, contraception, and same sex marriage received only fleeting mention. And his doctrinal orthodoxy extended to women when he clearly rejected the notion of female priests.
After September of this year, the Earth will be entering its 22nd year without statistically significant warming trend, according to satellite-derived temperature data.
Since September 1994, University of Alabama in Huntsville’s satellite temperature data has shown no statistically significant global warming trend. For over 20 years there’s been no warming trend apparent in the satellite records and will soon be entering into year 22 with no warming trend apparent in satellite data — which examines the lowest few miles of the Earth’s atmosphere.
Satellite data from the Remote Sensing Systems (RSS) group also shows a prolonged “hiatus” in global warming. After November of this year, RSS data will be in its 22nd year without warming. Ironically, the so-called “hiatus” in warming started when then vice President Al Gore and environmental groups touted RSS satellite data as evidence a slight warming trend since 1979.
Ted Cruz Repeatedly Grills Sierra Club President With One Simple Question — Watch the Answer He Gets | Video | TheBlaze.com
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) repeatedly grilled Sierra Club President Aaron Mair Tuesday, asking whether his organization would issue a formal retraction if evidence contrary to his global warming testimony were provided to the environmental group.
Mair had testified during a Senate hearing that “our planet is cooking and heating up and warming.”
Cruz, who said that recent satellite data did not show a warming trend, asked Mair whether he would retract his statement if the data were given to him.
Washington (AFP) - Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump said Thursday he thinks Pope Francis is wrong on climate change.