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‘Father of Global Warming’ Scientist Finally Admits Theory Was A Scam

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The scientist widely known as the “Father of Global Warming” has admitted for the first time that data used to promote his climate change theory was false and fradulently manipulated by Al Gore to suit an agenda. 

In 1986 the former NASA scientist, James Hansen, testified to Congress during a hearing on global warming organized by then-Congressman Al Gore to produce scientific models based on a number of different scenarios that could impact the planet.

According to Hansen, Al Gore took the data provided in a “worst-case scenario” and intentionally twisted it, rebranding it as “Global Warming,” making tens of millions of dollars in the process.

The model was titled “Scenario B” and was one of many provided to Congress by Hansen, however it left out significant factors meaning it didn’t reflect real-world conditions. This didn’t stop Al Gore and climate alarmists using the data to mislead millions of people all over the world.

However a new study that compares real-world data to the original Scenario B model — finding no correlation — has received Hansen’s backing, with the “Father of global warming” admitting he is “devastated” by the way his data has been used by climate alarmists.

Real World data shows “the science is not settled”

The dire climate prediction that was taken from Hansen’s data model “significantly overstates the warming” observed in the real world since the 1980s, according to the new analysis.

https://cdns.yournewswire.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/scientist-global-warming-theory-false-data-34718.jpgDr. Ross McKitrick, known as the ‘Father of Global Warming’, says real world data shows no global warming has occured.

Western Journal reports: Economist Ross McKitrick and climate scientist John Christy found observed warming trends match the low end of what Hansen told Congress during a hearing on global warming organized by then-Congressman Al Gore.

“Climate modelers will object that this explanation doesn’t fit the theories about climate change,” the two wrote.

“But those were the theories Hansen used, and they don’t fit the data.

“The bottom line is, climate science as encoded in the models is far from settled.”

Cato Institute climate scientists Patrick Michaels and Ryan Maue wrote that “surface temperatures are behaving as if we had capped 18 years ago the carbon-dioxide emissions responsible for the enhanced greenhouse effect.”

“But we didn’t. And it isn’t just Mr. Hansen who got it wrong,” Michaels and Maue wrote in The Wall Street Journal in June.

The WSJ op-ed set off a fierce debate over the accuracy of Hansen’s predictions.

Several media reports interviewing climate scientists claimed Hansen’s predictions — issued in 1988 — were pretty much correct.

Hansen’s dire global warming predictions turned 30 this year, sparking fawning media coverage of their accuracy.

The so-called “godfather” of global warming even told The Associated Press “I don’t want to be right in that sense.”

Some scientists moved the goalposts and argued even though Hansen’s temperature predictions were off, he got the radiative forcing from greenhouse gas emissions correct.

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However, McKitrick and Christy’s analysis takes into account such objections, pointing out that Hansen’s prediction of carbon dioxide emissions was actually close to what was observed — there just wasn’t much warming.

It turns out Hansen’s worst-case scenario projection of global warming, known as Scenario B, only takes carbon dioxide emissions into account, but still showed too much warming, McKitrick and Christy wrote.

“What really matters is the trend over the forecast interval, and this is where the problems become visible,” McKitrick and Christy wrote.

Hansen’s conclusion, they wrote, “significantly overstates the warming.”

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Source: New World Order Report

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Dangerous U.S. Pollution Event From Heat Wave, African Dust, and Fires This Week

https://s.w-x.co/wu/sal-jun26_0.jpgPictured: A surge of dust from the coast of Africa advances towards the United States, as seen on June 26, 2018. Image credit: NOAA/RAMMB.

An unusually concentrated plume of African dust invaded the U.S. over the weekend, bringing dangerously high levels of fine particulate pollution (PM2.5, particles less than 2.5 microns or 0.0001 inch in diameter). The dust from the Saharan Air Layer (SAL) arrived in Texas on Thursday, and spread northwards and northeastward into the Tennessee Valley over the weekend. The high levels of African dust in combination with human-generated pollution brought the highest PM2.5 levels of the year to 24 of the 37 monitoring locations in Texas over the weekend.

Update: We reported early Monday afternoon that according to on-line data available from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, monitors in Dallas/Ft. Worth and Houston on Saturday and Sunday measured the highest 24-hour PM2.5 levels recorded in those cities since at least 1998 (a red or “Unhealthy” Air Quality Index). However, these numbers have been revised, and the two monitors in question now show PM2.5 levels in the “Moderate” range.

https://s.w-x.co/wu/dust-jul1.pngFigure 1. A plume of Saharan dust extended from the coast of Africa into the Caribbean, then northwards into Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, and surrounding states, as analyzed by the 8 pm EDT Sunday July 1, 2018 run of NASA’s GMAO model. The dust outbreak was one of the ten most intense of the past fifteen years.

Two of six monitoring stations in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area violated the 24-hour PM2.5 standard of 35 μg/m3 over the weekend, as did  one of five stations in the San Antonio region and both stations in the Tyler-Longview-Marshall area. These violations were for an AQI in the “Unhealthy For Sensitive Groups” (orange) range. The dust also led to a rare PM2.5 violation in Arkansas on Sunday, at the El Dorado monitor. According to statistics from the American Lung Association, Arkansas did not experience any PM2.5 violations between 2014 – 2016. (Note that it’s referred to as a “violation” when PM2.5 levels exceed the EPA guidelines even if the cause is partially natural, such as from Saharan dust).

https://s.w-x.co/wu/pm2.5-jul1.pngFigure 2. Observed air quality index (AQI) for 9 pm CDT Sunday, July 1, 2018. A plume of African dust extended from Texas into the Tennessee Valley, causing high levels of PM2.5 pollution. Regions colored in orange saw PM2.5 levels in excess of the federal standard, reaching the “Unhealthy For Sensitive Groups” range. A region near Ft. Worth experienced an AQI in the “Unhealthy” (red) range. Image credit: U.S. EPA.

A very dangerous air pollution episode

A PM2.5 episode as widespread and severe as this is a threat to cause hundreds of premature deaths. According to a 2018 study done by the Health Effects Institute (a U.S. non-profit corporation funded by the EPA and the auto industry), PM2.5 pollution in the U.S. caused approximately 87,000 premature deaths per year between 2010 and 2016. Air pollution deaths are calculated using epidemiological studies, which correlate death rates with air pollution levels. Air pollution has been proven to increase the incidence of death due to stroke, heart attack and lung disease. Since these causes of death are also due to other factors—such as lifestyle and family history—we typically refer to air pollution deaths as premature deaths. A premature air pollution-related death typically occurs about twelve years earlier than it otherwise might have, according to Caiazzo et al., 2013.

On Friday, a new study linked PM2.5–even at levels deemed safe–to increased incidence of diabetes. The researchers estimated that pollution contributed to 3.2 million new diabetes cases globally in 2016—about 14% of all new diabetes cases globally that year. The study found an increase in diabetes occurred for annual-average PM2.5 levels of 2.4 micrograms per cubic meter–well below the EPA annual standard of 12 micrograms per cubic meter.

The PM2.5 air pollution episode is likely to continue for Texas, and the Tennessee Valley through Tuesday, according to forecasts from NASA’s GMAO model, which shows the dust pushing northeastward and slowly diluting over the next few days. PM2.5 levels were once again in the “Unhealthy” (red) zone for Ft. Worth, Texas on Monday afternoon, and in the “Unhealthy For Sensitive Groups” (orange) range on the east side of Houston. One positive effect of the dust: it blocked enough sunlight to cool SSTs by up to a degree Centigrade, relative to average, over the Caribbean and western Gulf of Mexico during the past week. This will provide less heat to fuel potential hurricanes that might form during the coming hurricane season (more on this in our next post, on Tuesday).

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Figure 3. Change in sea surface temperatures (SSTs) for the 7-day period ending at 2 am EDT July 2, 2018. A large cloud of African dust blocked enough sunlight to cool SSTs by up to a degree Centigrade, relative to average, over the Caribbean and western Gulf of Mexico during the past week. Image credit: Levi Cowan, tropicaltidbits.com.

Dangerous ozone pollution event continues for Northeast U.S.

The heat wave that began late last week brought the worst ozone air pollution thus far this year to much of the Midwest and Northeast United States. An Ozone Action Day was declared for 24 U.S. cities for Friday, 60 cities on Saturday and Sunday, and 72 cities on Monday. Seven out of ten ozone pollution monitoring sites in the New York City area recorded 8-hour average ozone levels in excess of the federal standard of 70 ppb over the weekend. The highest levels of 82 ppb were measured on Sunday at the City College of New York; this was the site’s fourth ozone violation of the year. Three of Connecticut’s twelve monitoring sites also had ozone levels in violation of the federal standard over the weekend. New Jersey had ozone violations at six stations on Saturday, and four stations on Sunday. Two of the Sunday violations were for an ozone AQI in the red or “Unhealthy” range.

Ground-level ozone, which has been blamed for approximately 12,000 premature deaths per year in the U.S. between 2010 and 2016, is created from chemical reactions between volatile organic carbon (VOC) compounds and nitrogen oxides in the presence of sunlight. The chemical reactions that create ozone happen faster at high temperatures, and the current heat wave can be expected to cause one of the most dangerous ozone pollution events of 2018. Pollution levels are expected to be higher on Monday over much of the Northeast U.S., due to the extra pollution that weekday traffic and business activity puts into the air. The EPA expects all the major cities of Northeast U.S. will top out in the “Unhealthy For Sensitive Groups” (orange) range for ozone on Monday, with portions of Southeast New York and southwest Connecticut reaching the “Unhealthy” (red) range. At this level of pollution, people who are sensitive to air pollution are at increased risk of stroke, heart attack and breathing problems, and even healthy people may experience discomfort. By early Monday afternoon, portions of New Jersey and New York were already seeing an ozone AQI in the red “Unhealhty” range. On an Ozone Action Day, you are encouraged to:

  • Conserve electricity and set your air conditioner at a higher temperature.
  • Choose a cleaner commute—share a ride to work or use public transportation. Bicycle or walk to errands when possible.
  • Refuel cars and trucks after dusk.
  • Combine errands and reduce trips.
  • Limit engine idling.
  • Use household, workshop, and garden chemicals in ways that keep evaporation to a minimum, or try to delay using them when poor air quality is forecast.

California fire contributes to poor air quality

A fire that began on Saturday northwest of Sacramento, California has spread haze and poor air quality as far south as San Francisco. The fast-moving fire, fanned by high winds, had burned over 50 square miles in Yolo County and was 2% contained by Sunday night. A dusting of ash fell as far away as San Francisco, where tourists snapped pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge enveloped in an orange shroud of fog and smoke.

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Figure 4. Eduardo Velev cools off in the spray of a fire hydrant on Sunday, July 1, 2018, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Temperatures hit 95°F on both Saturday and Sunday in Philadelphia, with nighttime lows well above 70°F, and Monday and Tuesday could be even hotter. Image credit: Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images.

Heat wave slogs into U.S. holiday week

Torrid temperatures and hellacious humidity plagued much of the eastern United States and Canada over the weekend. For most folks, relief will be minimal until later this week, when the heat dome is predicted to shift toward western North America.

The past weekend didn’t bring a swarm of record highs so much as a widespread swath of very uncomfortable air, the kind that becomes a bigger threat for heat-related illness the longer it persists. The National Weather Service heat index—the “feels like” temperature, taking into account air temperature and moisture—pushed well above 100°F from the Midwest to the Northeast, including 107°F at Grand Rapids, MI, on Saturday and 109°F at Albany, NY on Sunday. The most extreme conditions by local standards were in parts of New York, New England, and southeast Canada, where dew points (a measure of the absolute amount of moisture in the air) were about as high as they ever get in some locations. Heat advisories remained in effect east of the Appalachians from Virginia to Maine on Monday.

At Burlington, Vermont, the Monday-morning low was an incredible 81°F. If this low holds till midnight, it will be the warmest daily low ever recorded in Burlington, topping the 78°F recorded on several occasions since records began there in 1884. An NWS forecaster in Burlington put it this way at 3:34 AM on Monday morning, when temperatures were hovering around 85°F with a 73°F dewpoint: “The south wind around 10 mph feels like a misplaced trade wind from the tropics.” Downstream, it’s possible that Caribou, Maine, will challenge its all-time warmest daily low (71°F) on Tuesday.

Just north of the border, Montreal celebrated Canada Day on July 1 with a record-setting high for the date of 33.9°C (93°F), topping the old record of 33.2°C from 1963. Sunday night saw nature putting on a fireworks show of its own in the Montreal area, as more than 15,000 lightning strikes were recorded within 50 kilometers of the city.

Armstrong Economics: Prepare Now For Global Cooling – Food Shortages Ahead

Winnipeg Grain Exchange Closing Right in Time for the Cycle

Canada’s last commodity exchange is closing. The Winnipeg Grain Exchange, which was established in 1887, will shut down for good after its owner transfers the bourse’s only remaining futures contract to New York. It is ironic that when a decision like this is made, it is often a sign of a major change in trend. Wheat peaked during the first quarter of 2008. We are just now starting to play with the Downtrend Line in preparation for a commodity boom into the 2024 time period.

I have been focusing on the energy output of the Sun declining and how we are headed back toward the climate getting much colder. People like Al Gore are politicians. He has no expertise in climate whatsoever. Nevertheless, he runs around the world arguing for global warming, preaching something that to him has become just a religion. He is THE person who made global warming a presidential issue that has stigmatized the entire world and prevented people from actually just looking at how everything works.

The markets are lining up and what they are showing is that we are in store for climate change, but it’s getting much colder and that is far worse than global warming. Civilization expands when the climate warms, and it contracts when it gets cold. This is also why Kim Jong-Un of North Korea used missiles to force the West to accept his country back into the world fold. Why? North Korea lost more than 2 million people when the crops failed in 1995/1996. The summer of 2017 saw a dramatic decline in crop production in North Korea, down by some 30%. They are headed to another cycle of cold and starvation. His father’s policies of feeding the army first has created a 1 million man army with nothing to do. People joined the army just to eat.

Everything we see in the computer’s projections WARNS that we are indeed in for climate change, but it is a natural cycle not caused by humankind. We are looking at a sharp rise in food prices in the years ahead. The closing of the Winnipeg Grain Exchange is strangely the way the commodity industry always works. You see mining companies close at the lows and expand at the highs. They can never see the future even when it punches them in the face. So stockpile food as we enter this period of rising prices. There will be shortages in the years ahead.

Source: Centinel2012

NASA Data: We Just Had Two Years Of Record-Breaking Global Cooling

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Inconvenient Science: NASA data show that global temperatures dropped sharply over the past two years. Not that you’d know it, since that wasn’t deemed news. Does that make NASA a global warming denier?

Writing in Real Clear Markets, Aaron Brown looked at the official NASA global temperature data and noticed something surprising. From February 2016 to February 2018, “global average temperatures dropped by 0.56 degrees Celsius.” That, he notes, is the biggest two-year drop in the past century.

“The 2016-2018 Big Chill,” he writes, “was composed of two Little Chills, the biggest five month drop ever (February to June 2016) and the fourth biggest (February to June 2017). A similar event from February to June 2018 would bring global average temperatures below the 1980s average.

Isn’t this just the sort of man-bites-dog story that the mainstream media always says is newsworthy?

In this case, it didn’t warrant any news coverage.

In fact, in the three weeks since Real Clear Markets ran Brown’s story, no other news outlet picked up on it. They did, however, find time to report on such things as tourism’s impact on climate change, how global warming will generate more hurricanes this year, and threaten fish habitats, and make islands uninhabitable. They wrote about a UN official saying that “our window of time for addressing climate change is closing very quickly.”

Reporters even found time to cover a group that says they want to carve President Trump’s face into a glacier to prove climate change “is happening.”

In other words, the mainstream news covered stories that repeated what climate change advocates have been saying ad nauseam for decades.

Source: Investor’s Business Daily

U.S. Had Its Coldest April In More Than 20 Years (video)

Below-average temperatures spanned the Rockies to the East Coast

Everyone seems to be wondering, “What happened to spring?” Last month, a persistent flow of Arctic air blanketed the eastern two-thirds of the nation. Record cold, and even snow in some areas, delayed the onset of warm spring-like conditions.

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Let’s dive deeper to see how April 2018 and the year to date fared in terms of the climate record:   

Climate by the numbers

April 2018

The average April temperature across the contiguous U.S. was 48.9 degrees F (2.2 degrees below average), making it the 13th coldest April of the 124-year record, according to scientists from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. This was the coldest April since 1997. The month saw record- and near-record-cold temperatures from the Northern Plains to Gulf Coast and the Northeast. The Southwest was warmer than average.

The average precipitation for the month was 2.41 inches (0.11 of an inch below average), which ranked near the middle of the record. Record dryness was observed in parts of the Southwest and mid-Mississippi Valley with areas of record-wet conditions in the Northwest.

Year to date | January through April

The average U.S. temperature for the year to date (January through April) was 39.8 degrees F (0.7 degrees above average), placing it near the middle of the climate record. This was the coldest start of the year for the nation since 2014. Average precipitation for the year to date totaled 9.58 inches (0.11 of an inch above normal), ranking it near the middle of the climate record.

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Other notable climate events

  • Polar outbreak chilled the nation: Twenty-two states had April temperatures ranking among the 10 coldest on record. Eight states had their second coldest April on record and two states — Iowa and Wisconsin — were record-cold and saw record snowfalls. The April snow cover across the contiguous U.S. was the fifth largest on record for April and the largest since 1997.

  • Rain pummeled paradise: During April 14-15, heavy rainfall inundated the Hawaiian island of Kauai and caused major flooding and landslides. A rain gauge near Hanalei on Kauai’s North Shore reported 49.69 inches of rain in 24 hours, which set a potential new national record.

  • Western warmth and dryness triggered wildfires: Warm and dry conditions in the Southwest and Southern Plains sparked an early start to wildfire season. In Arizona, the Tinder Fire burned more than 12,600 acres, and in Oklahoma, a series of grass fires burned more than 340,000 acres.

  • Drought worsened in parts of the U.S.: By the end of April, about 28 percent of the Lower 48 states were in drought, down slightly from 29 percent at the end of March. Drought conditions worsened across the Southwest and Great Plains, and improved in parts of the West, northern Plains and Southeast.

Source: NOAA

‘Global Warming’ Strikes Sahara Desert With Vengeance

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It snowed 16 inches in the Sahara Desert near the town Ain Sefra in Algeria after a storm hit on Sunday. This is the third time in 40 years that snow has fallen on the city.

Residents also awoke to snow in 2016 and 2017.  But this time, they got about 16 inches of the white stuff. While the actual town of Ain Sefra only saw a few inches of snow, the sand dunes in the desert, which is on the outskirts of the town, were covered.

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“We were really surprised when we woke up to see snow again. It stayed all day on Sunday and began melting at around 5 pm,” said Photographer Karim Bouchetata. When Bouchetata says “again”, the photographer is referring to another snowstorm not long ago. In 2016, the town known as “The Gateway to the Desert saw deep snow shortly after Christmas and it caused chaos, with passengers stranded on buses after the roads became slippery and icy.

But children made the most of it, sledding down the desert sand dunes and building snowmen.

The cold snap comes as Europe and the United States froze in bitter temperatures. Winter Storm Grayson, battering the US east coast, has seen the sea freeze in Cape Cod, along with the Niagra Falls in stunning scenes.

“Cold air was pulled down south into North Africa over the weekend as a result of high pressure over Europe,” said a spokesman for the Met Office earlier. “The high pressure meant the cold weather extended further south than normal.” Ain Sefra is about 3,281 feet above sea level and surrounded by the Atlas Mountains.

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The Sahara Desert covers most of Northern Africa and it has gone through shifts in temperature and moisture over the past few hundred thousand years. Although the Sahara is very dry today, it is expected to become green again in about 15,000 years and was green in the past.  This change was blamed on “global warming” or “climate change.”

By Mac Salvo | SHTFplan

Pope (Jesuit Communist) Says Humanity Will “Go down” If It Does Not Address Climate Change

ABOARD THE PRIVATE PAPAL JET (Reuters) – Pope Francis said the recent spate of hurricanes should prompt people to understand that humanity will “go down” if it does not address climate change and history will judge those who deny the science on its causes.

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“If we don’t turn back, we will go down,” Francis told reporters on Sunday on the plane returning from Colombia. Francis strongly backed the 2015 Paris agreement on reducing global warming, from which the United States withdrew this year.

Francis spoke as hurricane Irma pounded central Florida as it carved through the state with high winds, storm surges and torrential rains that left millions without power, ripped roofs off homes and flooded city streets.

Francis was asked about recent hurricanes, including Irma and Harvey, and if political leaders who do not want to work with other countries to stem global warming should be held morally responsible for future effects on the planet.

“You can see the effects of climate change and scientists have clearly said what path we have to follow,” he said, referring to a consensus by scientists that global warming is caused by human activity such as fossil fuels.

“All of us have a responsibility, all of us, small or large, a moral responsibility. We have to take it seriously. We can’t joke about it,” he said. “Each person has their own. Even politicians have their own.”

Ahead of the Paris summit in 2015, Francis wrote a major encyclical, or papal letter, on the care of the environment which backed the gradual elimination of fossil fuels to stem global warming.

The accord, agreed on by nearly 200 countries, aims to cut emissions blamed for global warming. The United States committed to reducing its own by 26 to 28 percent, compared with 2005 levels, by 2025. Many world leaders criticized Trump for pulling out.

“If someone is doubtful that this is true, they should ask scientists. They are very clear. These are not opinions made on the fly. They are very clear. Then each person can decide and history will judge the decisions,” he said.

U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from the Paris agreement shortly after visiting the Vatican in May. The Vatican had urged him to stay in the accord.

A Vatican official said at the time that the U.S. move was a “slap in the face” for the pope and the Vatican.

Source: Crusader Journal