Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Climate Tricks 32: Yeb Sano and CCC to Save the Arctic

Melting of ice at the Arctic is among the favorite "proof" by the climate alarmists of  "man-made climate change" (CC). They are joking, or lying, of course. Arctic ice, and Antarctica ice, they melt... and grow. Each year, no exception, year in and year out, the ice melts and grows. For hundreds and thousands of years. It is part of natural and cyclical CC or "nature-made CC".

This data of up-down-up-down of Arctic ice (meaning melt-grow-melt-grow) is from International Arctic Research Center - Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (IARC-JAXA), as of yesterday, September 15, 2014. See original, daily updated chart here,  http://www.ijis.iarc.uaf.edu/seaice/extent/Sea_Ice_Extent_v2_prev_L.png

These two data are from (1) Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC) – Arctic Regional Ocean Observing System (ROOS), Norway, and (2) Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) – Centre for Ocean and Ice, respectively. Both as of September 15, 2014.

These and related data on sea ice including Antarctica ice are available for free, updated daily, see here,  http://wattsupwiththat.com/reference-pages/sea-ice-page/.

The ice extent this year is larger than in previous years. Compared to 2012-2013 for instance, ice this year is up to 2 million sq.km. larger.

Now there is a new drama. Nadareb "Yeb" Sano, a former WWF environmental militant who migrated to become a Philippine government climate bureaucrat, Commissioner at the Climate Change Commission (CCC), went to the Arctic and declared that he and other alarmists can save the Arctic. Save from what? From whom? The Arctic needs a saviour? Seriously.

The above charts, all from official government sources (Japan, US/Alaska, Norway, Denmark) say that Yeb is joking, or outrightly lying. Well, Yeb simply says that we should send them more money and they will junket more and save the Arctic, save the planet. This news from Rappler last September 11.

And from interaksyon last September 12, Yeb said,  "Arctic sea ice is disappearing before our eyes at a much faster rate than even experts predicted.

Ask him for any graph, Arctic ice extent, last 20 years or last 100 years, Yeb will most likely produce zero. The alarmists are not interested in producing hard data. They are only interested in huge climate money and frequent junkets. 

Yeb, CCC Commissioners, Philippine taxpayers' money to finance your frequent junkets are not enough? You want more money from us? Magkano pa? Tens of Billions of pesos more?

Ok, that statement sounds too accusing. But the climate alarmism  movement is not talking about hundreds of millions of dollars of climate money. They are talking about tens of billions of dollars of money transfer, from the taxpayers of rich economies to the people of poor  countries, via the various climate bureaucracies and foreign aid of course. This news from interaksyon on November 2012.

Are these demands for huge climate money to "fight climate change" justified?

More data below. From No Tricks Zone, September 12, 2014. The two charts show (1) Annual Arctic sea ice volume loss (thousands of cubic km) according to PIOMAS (blue) compared with the mean value 1980-2013 (black) and standard deviation (gray), and (2) impact of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), Heat content south of the polar Atlantic until June 2014 (Diagram from Climate Explorer), respectively. Heat content is plummeting.

Yeb Sano, Tony la Vina, Lucille Sering, Sen. Loren Legarda, Al Gore, UN, etc. say we are about to be scorched soon. That is why we should send them more money so they can save us and the planet.

… or 19 years, according to a key statistical paper.
By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley |

From Dr. Roy Spencer, climatologist  at  the University of Alabama in  Huntsville (UAH). 

"Increasing surface temperatures cause more evaporation which by itself increases the water vapor content of the atmosphere. Water vapor at low altitudes has indeed increased with warming, as I have shown here (over the oceans)"

If we go back hundreds of thousands of years ago, and not just more than a hundred years ago, from 1850s as the UN IPCC likes to limit the discussion in claiming "unprecedented, zero precedent global warming", the data will quickly invalidate the UN conclusion and alarmism. Global warming was true, it did happen and will happen again in the future. But global cooling was also true, it did happen and is happening now.

Temperatures during the last interglacial period ~120,000 years ago [and several other interglacials] were higher than during the present interglacial period.

source: Hockey Schtick, And then they came for The Holocene: New paper suggests "removing the Holocene Epoch from the geologic timescale", September 15, 2014.

The future. Prepare for global cooling, not warming. Global warming of the last century has peaked and ended more than a decade ago. We are seeing a transition towards a new cycle of natural CC, global cooling. This news is from WUWT, September 13, 2014

Back to Yeb, From the two reports, it is not clear who paid for his junket at the Arctic -- the Filipino taxpayers or WWF/Greenpeace. The interaksyon report said he was with a team with Greenpeace. One need not go to the Arctic to see ice melt or ice growth as the whole area is covered by satellites daily by the US, Japan, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, having their own respectively daily tracking of ice extent there, reportled 365 days a year. Unless one is a natural scientist and wants to conduct separate tests to verify data on the ground to complement satellite data.

See also::
Climate Tricks 31: High Intolerance by the Alarmist Camp, May 14, 2014

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