Friday, March 11, 2011

Global warming linked to earthquake

Yep, the nutters are all out there again, spreading their nuttiness around. Staffan Nilsson, president of the European Economic and Social Committee, said the following:




"The earthquake and tsunami will clearly have a severe impact on the economic and social activities of the region. Some islands affected by climate change have been hit. Has not the time come to demonstrate on solidarity – not least solidarity in combating and adapting to climate change and global warming? Mother Nature has again given us a sign that that is what we need to do." source

My bolding

Yep, Mother Nature is telling us via earthquakes to stop emitting CO2. The lunatics clearly run the political machinery here on planet earth.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Comparisons of closely spaced corrections

In many of the early posts on this blog, I compared the temperature records of nearby cities, those sited on similar settings less than 25 miles apart. One would think that the temperatures measured at two towns less than 25 miles apart should be quite similar. They weren't.

Today I am looking at the corrections applied to 3 nearby cities. One would think that there would be physical causes for the corrections applied. This doesn't appear to be the case. The three towns in question are York, Geneva, and Fairmont, Nebraska. The three towns are located north south in central Nebraska.

York


Fairmont
Geneva

The spacing is something close to how I spaced them above.


One can download the raw monthly means and the final edited monthly means at this site by chosing the towns one wants to examinehere.

By subtracting the raw observations from the final edited data, one can get what the totality of corrections to the raw observation are. For Fairmont, NE, the corrections look like this:



The station moves are the jumps in the level of correction. These plateaus represented by the various station locations shows that there is an inherent 2.5 deg F variation in the average temperature measured due simply to where the thermometer is sited. Yet we are constantly told that we can tease a 1.1 deg F of warming out of this data. The fact that the corrections are 2.2 times that signal says that this data isn't good enough for what they claim they can do with it.

Geneva, NE shows the same kind of phenomonon. Merely subtracting the raw observed data from the corrected data shows a similar pattern.



Again, there is almost 2.5 deg F difference in the bias's simply due to station sitings.

Now let's compare the corrections made for these two towns, only 24 miles apart.



This chart shows some correlation in the step functions in the corrections. But the above chart raises some questions. Did both towns move siting spots at the same time? Why would there be a correlation in the bias if they did that? While one might initially think that the total correction to two nearby towns should be the same, or move similarly, they shouldn't do it in this pattern. It isn't likely that Fairmont and Geneva, NE decided together to move their weather stations at the same time, both to hotter and then both to cooler sites. This makes zero sense for these two towns which are 8 miles apart.

If we subtract the two correction series we find how the corrections alter the relative temperature streams from observed to final editing.



Looking at the above, you can see that from 1953 to the present there have been almost 3 degrees of warming added to Fairmont, NE compared to Geneva's temperature ust 8 miles away. The problem I have with this kind of correction is that it is very difficult to think of a physical cause for such a strange set of corrections.

Let's now throw comparisons of York and Fairmont into the mix. York is 18 miles north of Fairmont. When one subtracts the final edited temperature series from the raw observed temperature series it looks like this:



The red is York and I have compared its correction to Fairmont, 18 miles south. Once again, there is too much similarity in when the step functions occur. The chart below shows all three towns with 5 major bias changes all happening in the 3 towns very closely in time.



There are other funny things about these corrections, that seem to have no physical causation, that would make any sense. The high frequency part of the correction has the two nearest towns out of phase while Geneva and York, on opposite sides of Fairmont, are in phase.



The high frequency corrections are like marking the beak and wing tips of a bird. When both wings are hot, the beak is cold. When the beak is hot, the wings are cold. What physics could possibly cause this to be the case? I can think of none, yet this is what the GISS is doing to the data with their highly mathematical but non physical corrections to the observed temperatures.

To conclude, to believe that these corrections are valid, one must believe that all three towns re-sited their stations at nearly the same times for 100 years, and that when the central town, Fairmont is hot, the other two are cold and vice versa. This strains credibility.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

You wee people don't really need electricity

One of the more idiotic things to come out of the global warming delusion is the idea that we must get off of fossil fuels in order to save the planet. This has led the politicians to endorse all sorts of energetic nonsense (politicians are not known for having taken lots of physics courses in college). The politicians have endorsed and subsidized wind and solar, even though the amount of subsidy was huge and the return in energy tiny (politicians are not known for their business acumen either). This lunacy in both business and physics traverses the political landscape.



The current chief executive of the UK national grid was interviewed on the British Broadcasting's Radio 4.audio

Right at the end of that interview, Stephen Holliday says rather matter of factly, that the British households will simply have to get used to a 3rd world kind of energy supply. Electricity simply won't be consistently available to cook the evening meal or heat the home. Tough luck if it gets cold. Here is the quote.

The reporter asked about wind power:“Does it work? Cause when the wind doesn’t blow, how does your grid cope?"

Stephen Holliday replied:
"The grid is going to be a very different system in 2020, 2030.
“We keep thinking about we want it to be there and provide power when we need it. It is going to be a much smarter then.
“We are going to have to change our own behavior and consume it when it is available and available cheaply.”

So, all you wee people, if you heat your home with electricity, you may have some cold winters if these idiots have their way with you.

What about the jobs that will be lost in their green Eden? Everyone now works on computers. Computers work on electrical power. If that power is inconsistent and unpredictable, jobs will be lost. This probably means YOUR job, but that is such a small sacrifice you will make to save the planet. Thank you for your sacrifice. The political class, of course, won't have to make those sacrifices because you were stupid enough to do it.

Having recently had experience with not having electricity because wind turbines froze up when the ice came, the global warming alarmist view of the future is bleak indeed. here