About Right and Fake Facts and About Ignorance

Post: December 29, 2018 (Amended: CONCLUSION 30 December )

The New York Times editorial board says that President Donald Trump is literally endangering the entire planet with his rolling back of the Obama administration’s climate agenda. Eight decades ago the German Reichskanzler Adolf Hitler, endangered the entire planet with a huge military machinery, by starting World War II on September 01, 1939.  Only three months later, since early December 1939, weather in Europe started to run amok, resulting in the coldest winter across the continent since the 20th Century, in


Not so much difference to the discussion 30 years ago

Post December 11, 2018

In a recent post at WUWT, Dr. David Wojick claims: “…this “climate summit” is just a semantic smokescreen. These folks are designing a New World Order. The primary focus is how the world will be changed and who is going to pay for it – and who is going to be in charge.”

This tendency is not new. Newspaper articles as old as 30 years indicate this direction already. A small selection is here reproduced. Before providing a few excerpts from Dr. David Wojick’s text,


A dramatic climate shift after WWI still not understood

Post 11th November, 2018

The ocean is still a widely uncharted terrain. Too big and too complex is the ocean to assess it in depth.  Now a recent paper by Laure Resplandy and colleagues claims that ocean temperatures are far more up than expected. The essay, published by NATURE received immediately wide attention, from many quarters quite critical, for example HERE.  Yesterday the issue was discussed by Kendra Pierre-Louis in the NYT (Int. Ed.; Nov/09/2018) – Fig. 1. [NYT online Oct.31]  One can only wonder how ocean matters are


IPCC tricks with terminology

Post: 01 November 2018

Any reasonable academic would agree that unequivocal terminology matters. The Intergovernmental   Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) seems no exception as their 55 pages long Glossary (IPCC SR1.5- 2019) covers several hundred explanations, the equivalent of the American Meteorology Society (AMS) covers more than 10’000 terms.

But if it comes to the central terms in the climate change debate, Climate & Global Warming, the terminology is a shame. The former subject is a lasting story since the debate started in the 1970/80s, the warming issues has a shorter history and substantially changed very


Does Gavin Schmidt know who or what is causing it?

Post 29. October 2018

The United Nations secretary general, António Guterres, recently called climate change “the most systemic threat to humankind” (NYT, March 29, 2018). Similar blunt talks the scenery on global warming, ever since the infamous testimony by Dr. James E. Hansen at a Congressional committee that it was 99 percent certain that the warming trend was not a natural variation but was caused by a buildup of carbon dioxide and other artificial gases in the atmosphere. (NYT, 06/24/88).  

Thirty years later hardly less dramatically talks the current


When Tokyo experienced man-made climate change
– Winter 1944/4 –

Post 06 October 2018

P Gosselin and Kirye provided at NTZ an interesting information concerning temperature trends at Tokyo on 4. October 2018, titled: Tokyo Surface Temperature Shows No Trend Over Past Quarter Century…Cooling Now Accelerating”.  With reference to the Figure on the left, they observe that the overall trend over the past 30 years, Tokyo has warmed modestly, but that warming trend, however, is mostly due to the colder years in the late 1980s and early 1990s. When looking back at the past 24 years, Tokyo has


Europe’s weather blocking started in March

Posted: 18 August 2018

Incredible! Several months extraordinary summer from Great Britain to Finland!  Nowhere a clear explanation. Since spring, an expansive high-pressure ridge aloft has stretched across most of northern Europe, the reasons are not sufficiently explicated anywhere. Europe experienced a very dry spring and summer but the meteorological conditions causing it are hardly addressed. It was the hottest May-through-July on record in Europe reported the Washington Post  – August 18, 2018 ; reprint: sciencealert.  Billions and multi-billions have been invested in climatic research over the last several decades, and so little


Scandinavian High causing global weather havoc?  

Post 30. July 2018
Below: Addendum A – 01 August 2018 – Too little understanding on what cause the weather blocking over N-Europe

What’s going on? Temperature exceeded more than 30°C North of the Polar Circle recently. Temperatures have soared over much of Europe over the last month, regularly exceeding 30°C and several temperature records have been broken. The conditions have been so extreme that wildfires have broken out in Sweden and the UK. Other continents either wonder about excessive heats. And what is causing this weather extreme? The most you can here


Too superficially explained by Michele Fieux et al – 
in: The Ocean revealed (p.68f)

Post: 20th July 2018

The ocean plays a fundamental role in the establishment of our climate. The meaning of fundamental is clear: a central or primary base or core on which something is based. Michele Fieux et al acknowledge in their essay “Ocean-atmosphere exchanges and water mass formation” that the ocean is a core player to establish climate.  That is a clear statement but unfortunately not reflected in the essay. Too superficial, and too little focus on the oceans dimension (Fig.1).

On one hand it


A blue planet, by Catherine Jeandel and Pascale Delecluse (book p.22f)

Post: 20 June 2018 

Natural, an overview over the global ocean, which covers almost three-quarter of its surface, needs an early place in a book with 133 chapters and 323 pages.  The authors got the place. They raise some principle facts, including that the oceans hold a huge volume of salt water: 1.4 billion cubic meters! Its average temperature is just 2 °C. The coldest temperatures are negative, because the salt in seawater means that it does not freeze until it reaches –1.9 °C.

If science talks about