Tag: Misc.

Arctic Temps Show Little Change Over Past 90 Years, In Sync With Oceanic Surface Temperature Cycles

Data show Arctic more stable than media doomsayers portray it to be. 

In the latter part of the latest Klimaschau video, Arctic mean temperature trends above 70°N are examined:

The first chart (8:38) goes back to 2000. Though the running 37-month average rose until 2006, it’s been steady ever since:

arctic temps show little change over past 90 years in sync with oceanic surface temperature cycles - Arctic Temps Show Little Change Over Past 90 Years, In Sync With Oceanic Surface Temperature Cycles

Source: climate4you

Over the last five years, the plot in fact shows some cooling off.

No real warming since the 1930s

Next, looking back longer term, we examine the data going back 100 years:

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Source: climate4you

The above chart from climate4you shows that Arctic mean temperatures were almost as warm back in the 1930s and 40s as they are today.…

European Power Grid Narrowly Misses Widespread Blackout As Frequency Drops Suddenly

Last Friday, January 8, 2021, Europe narrowly escaped a blackout, says power grid expert

A European power grid disturbance occurred at around 2 p.m. according to the Austrian Power Grid (APG). The normal frequency for Europe is 50 Hz and on Friday afternoon it dropped sharply to 49.75 Hz.

“A larger supply area must have broken away,” blackout expert Herbert Saurugg told futurezone.

Saurugg tweeted:

european power grid narrowly misses widespread blackout as frequency drops suddenly - European Power Grid Narrowly Misses Widespread Blackout As Frequency Drops Suddenly


“WTF just happened there? #Europe must have really just scraped past a #blackout. This time the normal range was clearly left, not as usual” (Image cropped from Twitter)

“According to Saurugg, who has been involved in crisis management for years, this is the second most serious incident since the blackout in Europe in 2006, when the shutdown of two high-voltage lines in Germany led to a drop in frequency.…

German Electricity Imports Hit New Record, Rise 43.3 Percent in First Half Of 2020!

You would think that with all the added wind and solar energy in Germany, along with all the conventional power plants on standby, all totaling up to huge unneeded capacity, there would be no need to import any power at all. Well, think again.

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Photo: P. Gosselin

The German epochtimes.de here reports that German imports of electricity in fact: “rose by 43.3 percent to 25.7 billion kilowatt hours in the first half of 2020 compared with the first half of 2019.”

The epochtimes.de explains further:

One reason for this was the declining share of domestic feed-in from base-load-capable, mostly conventionally operated power plants, which mainly use coal, nuclear energy and natural gas.

Hachijojima, Isolated Rural Island In Pacific, Shows No Warming In 80 Years

By Kirye
and Pierre Gosselin

Hachijojima is a volcanic Japanese island some 287 kilometers south of Tokyo, to which it belongs. 7,522 people live on its 63 km2 of area.

hachijojima isolated rural island in pacific shows no warming in 80 years - Hachijojima, Isolated Rural Island In Pacific, Shows No Warming In 80 Years

Image cropped from Google Maps.

What makes Hachijojima interesting climatically is its rural, non-urban features – in the middle of the ocean –  making station siting there less prone to factors that could corrupt the data, such as airports, asphalt, concrete, steel and other heat-sink-acting infrastructure.

Today we look at data from the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) going back almost 80 years. Hearing all the claims about a rapidly warming world from the media, many readers would think that there must be warming happening there as well.…

Germany’s DWD National Weather Service Denies Station Siting Problem: “Dubious” All-Time Record Temperature Allowed To Stand

Leading German daily Bild here reports on the controversy, which still continues to swirl, over Germany’s all-time record high temperature recorded last year in North Germany near the Dutch border.

germanys dwd national weather service denies station siting problem dubious all time record temperature allowed to stand - Germany’s DWD National Weather Service Denies Station Siting Problem: “Dubious” All-Time Record Temperature Allowed To Stand

Independent meteorologists say the readings needs to be thrown out

Last year on July 25th, the Lingen thermometer reached a whopping 42.6°C, far eclipsing the old German all-time record of 40.3°C. But that recording quickly came under fire by independent weather experts who say the station data were  corrupted by siting issues. The Lingen station is located in a depression in the earth, near a parking lot, and shielded by trees from the wind, thus creating the ideal conditions for trapping heat.…

Bucking The ‘Warming’: Mid May ‘Ice Saints’ In Europe Have Intensified Since 1996!

Global warming should mean that the period of May 11-15 – known as the Ice Saints in Europe – when late spring frosts often occur, would become less frosty over the years. But the opposite has been the case since 1995.
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Why have the Ice Saints gotten colder over the past 25 years?

By Die kalte Sonne
Authored by Josef Kowatsch
(Translated and edited by P. Gosselin)

In Germany the five days from  the 11th to 15th May are the so-called Eisheilige (Ice Saints). Farmers used to understand “ice” simply as late spring frost, so these are days with frost.…

German Skeptics Mourn Death Of S. Fred Singer: “Mentor, Good Friend, Outstanding Scientist”


We grieve the loss of Dr. S. Fred Singer

By Michael Limburg, EIKE
(Translated, edited by P. Gosselin)

german skeptics mourn death of s fred singer mentor good friend outstanding scientist - German Skeptics Mourn Death Of S. Fred Singer: “Mentor, Good Friend, Outstanding Scientist”

Dr. Siegfried Frederick Singer

Yesterday, our mentor and good friend, the outstanding scientist S. Fred Singer passed away – peacefully and quietly at the age of 95. Without the constant encouragement we received from this outstanding scientist from the very beginning, the founding of EIKE and our commitment to the dissemination of the scientific facts on climate change would not have been possible here in Germany.

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Dr. Fred Singer as the keynote speaker at the first European Climate and Energy conference on May 30, 2007.

Sweden Glacier Melt Far More Rapid In Mid 20th Century Than Today. Arctic Sea Ice Now Stabilizing

A recent paper published in the Swedish journal Geografiska Annaler: Series A, Physical Geography authored by Holmlund and Holmlund, found that the strongest melts of the Storglaciären in Sweden occurred between the 1930s and 1960s.

sweden glacier melt far more rapid in mid 20th century than today arctic sea ice now stabilizing - Sweden Glacier Melt Far More Rapid In Mid 20th Century Than Today. Arctic Sea Ice Now Stabilizing

The glacier mass then even increased from the early 1970s to the mid 1990s.

According to the authors, geodetic volume estimates of Storglaciären in Sweden suggest a 28% loss in total ice mass between 1910 and 2015, but the greatest part of the melt occurred in the mid 20th century – a time when CO2 levels were deemed to be at a safe level.

The authors used terrestrial photographs of Tarfala valley, where Storglaciären is situated, from 1910 to allow an accurate reconstruction of the glacier’s surface, past volume and mass.…

Vital Electricity: Just A 12% Drop In Power Consumption Leads To Painful Economic Downturn

A 12% drop in German electricity consumption is the difference between economic pain and prosperity. 

If you want to see a good example of how vital electricity and energy are to an economy, look no further than Germany. Since the country has imposed strict restrictions on people gathering, large parts of industry have been harshly impacted. The existence of millions of German people is now threatened.

Non-essential retailers, events and venues have been ordered closed. The halted demand has led to a braking of the economy. With the country already teetering on recession, economists agree that the new restrictions will now drive the country deep into recession territory.…