EU REFERENDUM: THE FINAL SHOT

Unfortunately it looks like this assessment is correct.

Moraymint Chatter

Lion Rampant

Once again the shameless cynicism of the British political class knows no bounds.  The death of Mrs Jo Cox MP was indeed another one of those ‘beneficial crises’ which the Eurocrats love so much, appalling as it was.  Short of a ‘Black Swan’ emerging from the flawed science of opinion polling, then I suspect that 50 years of Europropaganda will win the day on Thursday 23 June 2016.

For me, it is truly scary how powerful and effective that propaganda has been.  With the greatest of love and respect to them, a significant proportion of my educated, professional, middle-class friends (that’s not me being a snob, it’s the reality of my peer group) appear to have made little or no effort to research and understand the reality of The Lisbon Treaty, the history and ambitions of the European Union, the history of our own nation, nor the true meaning and implications…

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National Grid recruits NHS hospitals to help keep the lights on

Surely switching to diesel backup will be more expensive?! I didn’t think energy policy could become more idiotic.

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

Ht Philip Bratby/Patsy Lacey

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/06/19/national-grid-recruits-nhs-hospitals-to-help-keep-the-lights-on/?WT.mc_id=e_DM129815&WT.tsrc=email&etype=Edi_FAM_New_AEM_Recipient&utm_source=email&utm_medium=Edi_FAM_New_AEM_Recipient_2016_06_20&utm_campaign=DM129815

National Grid is recruiting cash-strapped NHS hospitals to fire up their emergency generators and turn down their air conditioning systems when power supplies are scarce.

There was a time hospitals were for healing people!

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Important study: Waste heat is a major source of national warming, significantly pollutes climatic record

Watts Up With That?

I covered a similar study back in 2008 which you can read about here. This study takes it to a national level, suggesting once again that surface temperature records are not really measuring a “climate change” signal in entirety. The author of the study says that “correlation of temperature above background levels and national energy consumption is very high”. Seems like a no-brainer to me. This has far reaching consequences for the validity of the surface temperature record and its ability to discern a real CO2 induced climatic signal. – Anthony

Larry O’Hanlon writes on the AGU blog

The greenhouse effect isn’t the only thing warming things up. There is also the waste heat released when we generate and use energy – even clean energy. Yet the regional impact of that heat – which moves from warm buildings, engines and power plants into the world around us –…

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The Antarctic Has Been Warmer Than Now For Most Of The Last 8000 Years

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

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http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016GL068356/full

A paper recently published attempts to measure the relationship between ice accumulation and temperature in Antarctica for the last 31000 years.

The study is based in West Antarctica. I won’t go into the details, which were covered by WUWT here. But what was interesting were the temperature graphs included, based on ice cores.

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We can see that for most of the time since the end of the ice age temperatures have been much higher than now. We can also clearly see the sharp drop coinciding with the LIA, and that temperatures were similar to now in the MWP.

We are continually told that humans are pushing the earth’s climate into unknown territory, but once again we see this is not true. As far as the Antarctic is concerned, all the evidence points to the 20thC rise in temperatures being no more than a natural recovery…

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Hemispheric Temperature Anomalies: 1851-1980

Geoscience - Environment

Climate Research Unit, University of East Anglia

The Climatic Research Unit (CRU) was established in the School of Environmental Sciences (ENV) at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich in 1972.

The CRU has collected, collated and archived global climate data for over 40 years.

CRU temperature data

In 1987, the American Meteorological Society published a paper by Stanley Grotch of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, University of California, that assessed the robustness of the CRU dataset for land and other datasets.

Monthly Weather Review, Volume 115 No. 7, July 1987, ISSN: 0027-0644; eISSN: 1520-0493

Abstract

Three data bases of gridded surface temperature anomalies were used to assess the sensitivity of the average estimated Northern Hemisphere (NH) temperature anomaly to: 1) extreme gridpoint values and 2) zonal band contributions. Over the last 100 year, removal of either the top or bottom 10% of the gridpoint anomalies in any year changes…

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