Climate wrinkle baffles experts
STOCKHOLM — Scientists working on a landmark U.N. report on climate change are struggling over how to address a wrinkle in the meteorological data that has given ammunition to global-warming skeptics: The heating of Earth’s surface appears to have slowed in the past 15 years even though greenhouse gas emissions keep rising.IPCC authors confident their global warming predictions were wrong | Mobile Washington Examiner
My copy of the leaked final draft of the world’s most influential global warming report, despite authors of the highest reputation, reads like something from a mental hospital with no doctors or nurses.Helicopter crash victims in Canadian Arctic died of hypothermia | Alaska Dispatch
I asked climate realist Marc Morano, publisher of Climate Depot and former Senate Environment and Public Works professional staff member, whether the leaked IPCC report was indeed full of inconsistencies.
“It is, but you have to pity the UN. The climate events of 2013 have been devastating to its political narrative on global warming,” Morano said.
He reeled off examples as if spooling out crime scene tape: “Both poles have expanding ice, with the Antarctic breaking all time records. Global temperatures have failed to rise for 15-plus years. Global cooling has occurred since 2002. Polar bear numbers are increasing. Wildfire numbers are well below average. Sea level rise is failing to accelerate. Tornadoes are at record lows. Hurricanes are at record low activity.” Case closed.
Cathy Menard, chief coroner in Canada’s Northwest Territories (N.W.T.), said the results revealed the three men were not seriously injured in the crash.Snow Shuts Down Estes Park Only Road | Real Science
Menard said it is believed Marc Thibault, the commander of the Amundsen, Daniel Dubé, the helicopter pilot, and Klaus Hochheim, a researcher studying sea ice, were in the water for an hour before rescuers pulled them out. All three were wearing survival suits.
Flooding wiped out the roads to Estes Park from Boulder and Loveland, and this morning snow shut down the route from the west