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Andy May on Heartland TV about Clintel’s analysis of IPCC mistakes
Andy May recently did an interview on Heartland TV about Clintel’s critical analysis of IPCC AR6: The Frozen Climate Views of the IPCC. May was one of the two coordinating authors of the report. It’s an analysis of two vast parts (the Working Group I and II report) of the most recent IPCC report AR6. In thirteen chapters Clintel evaluates by theme whether the IPCC did a good job. In short, they conclude that the IPCC has made several serious mistakes. These mistakes all point in the same direction: they make climate change ‘worse’.
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In June Andy May held a Clintel Lecture in Hillegom, on the question: are fossil fuel CO2 emissions good or bad? You can see the lecture: here.
Marcel Crok interviewed on The Laughland Report
Marcel Crok was also interviewed about The Frozen Climate Views of the IPCC, and the broader subject of ‘climate hysteria’, by The Laughland Report. Amongst other things, Crok talks about the role that scenario’s play in the climate debate and the way the mainstream media covers it. For instance: in the fifth IPCC report (2013) the business as usual scenario (RCP 8.5) predicted 4 degrees of warming in 2100. In the sixth report (2021) the prediction is only 2,5 degrees of warming in 2100. Some people present this as a policy success! But in fact, the IPCC just changed from the highly implausible scenario RCP 8.5 to a more realistic scenario. The IPCC now admits, albeit only in one small sentence in the latest report, that RCP 8.5 has a low likelyhood.
The Winter Gatekeeper Hypothesis
Javier Vinós has written a new article on solar activity and its effect on the climate (the Winter Gatekeeper hypothesis). “The evidence is abundant and consistent, clearly indicating that the solar effect on climate does not result from small variations in total solar irradiance at the surface. On the contrary, solar changes primarily affect atmospheric circulation and, in turn, the intensity of heat and moisture transport to the Arctic, especially during the winter season when atmospheric circulation is enhanced.
During winter, the Arctic has a weak greenhouse effect because its atmosphere contains minimal water vapor – a critical component responsible for 75% of the greenhouse effect along with cloud formation. Consequently, the polar regions act as cooling systems within the thermodynamic heat engine of the climate. Changing the amount of heat transported to the Arctic during winter has a noticeable impact on the planet’s energy balance. Although the impact may seem small in a single year, it quickly accumulates to a large effect when changes in solar activity persist over several decades, as was the case during the Modern Solar Maximum for most of the 20th century.
Read the entire article: here
What’s causing the extreme warming of the North Atlantic?
The recent warming of the North Atlantic have drawn a lot of attention (from alarmists). Judith Curry and Jim Johnstone conclude in a new article that the extreme North Atlantic conditions that developed in recent months are likely due to a combination of dynamical factors, including stochastic weather anomalies, regional positive feedbacks and global-scale changes. The high rate of recent warming is particularly noticeable due to the extreme Sea Surface Temperatures (SST) anomalies it produced; however comparable warming over periods of 4 to 6 months occurred previously in late winter to spring seasons of 1983, 1987, 1989 and 2010, which preceded a wide range of late summer hurricane anomalies.
Read the entire article: here
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