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Global atmospheric temperature trends

Since 1979, NOAA satellites have been carrying instruments which measure the natural microwave thermal emissions from oxygen in the atmosphere. The intensity of the signals these microwave radiometers measure at different microwave frequencies is directly proportional to the temperature of different, deep layers of the atmosphere.

The temperatures in the four layers presented here were once calculated using a hodgepodge of code that had been written by different scientists over years. Eventually a new version (6.0) was written by a single scientist resulting in 9000 lines of FORTRAN code. In 2015 Roy W. Spencer et al. of the University of Alabama in Huntsville used this to reanalyse the available raw atmospheric data since 1978. He writes:

Version 6 of the UAH MSU/AMSU global satellite temperature dataset is by far the most extensive revision of the procedures and computer code we have ever produced in over 25 years of global temperature monitoring. The two most significant changes from an end-user perspective are (1) a decrease in the global-average lower tropospheric (LT) temperature trend from +0.140 C/decade to +0.114 C/decade (Dec. 1978 through Mar. 2015); and (2) the geographic distribution of the LT trends, including higher spatial resolution.

Roy W. Spencer et al. 2015
Image excerpted from Roy Spencer’s excellent website on Global Warming
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Solar sunspot cycle 24 just ended

The 11-year sunspot cycle number 24 has just ended. We are entering sunspot cycle 25. The number of sunspots has been decreasing over the past 3 cycles which has been about 4 decades. See plot below.

Note cycles 20 to 22, with an increase in peak sunspot number, is the same period that global warming has been claimed to be most significant . Then from cycle 22 to cycle 24 we see a decrease, but also there have been reports of global cooling, most significantly in the last decade or so.

Here I have labelled the peaks with number assigned to each sunspot cycle. On the left vertical axis is the 13-month smoothed number of sunspots. This is equivalent to yearly average. Colours indicate the fact that north and south hemisphere exhibit different numbers of sunspots. Data are available here.
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Highest official recorded temperature in Australia

Over the summer of 2019/20 we have been repeatedly told that the heatwave has been “unprecedented”. But is that actually true?

Note the locations and years these temperatures were recorded.

This is a map, not created by me, which shows some of the past daily maximum temperatures in Australia. I personally in the summer of 1976/77 experienced 55 degrees C in near Eucla in central southern Australia. But these temperatures highlight the false claims of the global warming alarmists that continually repeat their claim that the earth is warming at an unprecedented rate and that it is caused by human activities, mostly burning fossil fuels.

See the temperature recorded at Bourke NSW in 1909? 51.7 C was the officially recorded temperature. But the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has wiped it off the records. In fact, they wiped off all records before 1910. So when they say “since records began” they mean since 1910.

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Dark matter still a mystery

For those of you who have been following my posts here and/or on may remember that I have been very critical of the alleged stuff that astronomers call dark matter. Its alleged existence is an admission that we don’t know something about our universe. I have predicted that they will not find it, at least, not in the exotic form and quantity needed.

Last year New Scientist (a popular science magazine) had the admission on its front cover:

DARK MATTER We still haven’t found it. Our theories are falling apart.

Front Cover New Scientist November 2019

This is something I have been saying for a long time.

Add to that the mystery of dark energy and the two components total 96% of the mass energy content of the universe. But what makes it worse, we know nothing about these entities.

The simplest solution — take Ockham’s Razor to it — is that these entities just do not exist.

God created the universe essentially the way we see it now. The big bang cosmological paradigm is wrong. The latter is based on the false notion that the universe created itself, without the Creator. It follows then that when fallen creatures use this false starting point many contradictions will arise in any theory that tries to explain the universe. And finally someone is admitting it — their theories are falling apart.

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Glacier National Park Quietly Removes Its “Gone By 2020” Signs

Again failed predictions of the global warming alarmists are quietly deleted or rewritten to fit reality. They hope the public doesn’t notice. Reminds me of Orwell’s 1984.

Officials at Glacier National Park (GNP) have begun quietly removing and altering signs and government literature which told visitors that the Park’s glaciers were all expected to disappear by either 2020 or 2030.

The centerpiece of the visitor center at St. Mary near the east boundary is a large three-dimensional diorama showing lights going out as the glaciers disappear. Visitors press a button to see the diorama lit up like a Christmas tree in 1850, then showing fewer and fewer lights until the diorama goes completely dark. As recently as September 2018 the diorama displayed a sign saying GNP’s glaciers were expected to disappear completely by 2020.

The glaciers are not disappearing as expected because the models are wrong. In fact, worldwide some glaciers are reducing but many more are growing.

So those who rely on a false belief system will never get it right. The Creator is superintending the planet He created for us and He will preserve it until it comes to the time when He refurbishes it, creating a new Heaven and a new Earth.

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David DuByne – The ICE-AGE Cometh

This presentation is by David DuByne, who was a coffee buyer, which included buying coffee from Myanmar. His interest in the topic of global warming, or really global cooling, started when growers told him that coffee yields were down due to unseasonal cold weather.

The video is 1 hour 25 minutes but well worth the time invested. His predictions are well in line with the prediction of John L.Casey who predicted that the earth is headed for another mini Ice Age, by the year 2030. See my review of Casey’s book “Dark Winter”.

Introduction from David DuByne’s YouTube video presentation:

Solar activity occurs in cycles, the most well-known is the 11-year solar maximum to solar minimum, but our Sun also goes through longer duration more powerful cycles occurring in 400, 2000, 3600 and 7200 year intervals. Effects on societies during these Grand Solar Minimum cycles has been well catalogued through the millennia but always results in food shortages, economic contraction and population migration. Our Earth is now being effected by the new Eddy Grand Solar Minimum and will intensify from this point forward through 2030 with the same effects on our modern world.

How will governments cope with this type of society reset button when global crop yields decline year-on-year resulting in explosive food prices and social instability? Would they warn the general public of the changes or choose to create excuses, divert attention from the issues, refuse to discuss or censor voices explaining amplified extreme weather events across our planet caused by Earth’s magnetosphere weakening due to the electromagnetic connection with our star moving into a 400-year cycle of reduced activity.

The science that explains the changes we are now seeing in our weather with a societal forecast to 2030 based on past cycles of the Grand Solar Minimum. It’s not CO2, It’s not you, It’s the Sun.

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The existence of the ISS refutes the flat-earth

It seems that flat-earth believers deny the existence of satellites, which means all global navigation system satellites (GNSS) including the American GPS satellites (at 20,000 km altitude), all geostationary satellites (at 35,000 km altitude) and all low earth orbit TV transmitting satellites (around 300 km altitude). The elephant not in the kitchen but in space is the largest of satellites, the International Space Station (ISS), the largest man-made structure in space. It orbits at an altitude of about 400 km, which is well outside of the atmosphere.

The ISS can be seen from the earth’s surface with the naked eye, when it passes overhead on a 90 minute circumnavigation of the planet, travelling much faster than stars move. It looks like a fast-moving plane only much higher and traveling thousands of kilometers an hour faster. When it comes into view in your area it is best viewed within two hours of sunset or sunrise. Because of the very large solar panels, used to power the spacecraft, sunlight can reflect off those in your direction.

The ISS with solar panels fully deployed. Curvature of the earth is clearly seen.

Here is a live video feed from the ISS. But flat-earthers say that all such video is faked. They say that all space agencies fake everything they show. So you can’t win.

NASA has it own TV showing live feeds from the ISS when available. Below is a YouTube recording of a past live feed.

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Increased carbon dioxide has caused an increase in green vegetation globally

A report published by the Australian CSIRO in 2013 has shown that the increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has been very good for the planet. CO2 is plant food and the increased concentration is the atmosphere has meant a ‘greening’ of vegetation in all areas of the planet. This includes the arid Australian deserts.

Quoting the report:

In findings based on satellite observations, CSIRO, in collaboration with the Australian National University (ANU), found that this CO2 fertilisation correlated with an 11 per cent increase in foliage cover from 1982-2010 across parts of the arid areas studied in Australia, North America, the Middle East and Africa, according to CSIRO research scientist, Dr Randall Donohue.

“In Australia, our native vegetation is superbly adapted to surviving in arid environments and it consequently uses water very efficiently,” Dr Donohue said. “Australian vegetation seems quite sensitive to CO2 fertilisation.

This, along with the vast extents of arid landscapes, means Australia featured prominently in our results.”

“While a CO2 effect on foliage response has long been speculated, until now it has been difficult to demonstrate,” according to Dr Donohue.

Thus I conclude that if this is the case then the increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere provides a providential benefit to the planet. We live under common grace, meaning that God the Creator is the One who sends the rain, feeds the plants and grows the crops. He doesn’t differentiate where or for whom He does this. He provides for all, both good and bad.

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The Great Global Warming Myth

If you haven’t seen this video you need to. Dr. John Robson investigates the unsound origins and fundamental inaccuracy, even dishonesty, of the claim that 97% of scientists, or “the world’s scientists”, or something agree that climate change (or global warming) is man-made, urgent and dangerous.

It exposes those that cherry pick and manipulate data from some surveys to produce their desired result. The conclusion is that the so-called 97% of all scientist agreeing that climate change is man-made, urgent and dangerous is a total myth.

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Earth as seen from the moon

In this video we can see the earth rise from the moon. It was taken about 10 years ago by the Japanese space agency JAXA (not NASA) from their lunar orbiter SELENE. The spacecraft orbited the moon for about a year before it was deliberately crashed in to the moon surface.

There are people who believe that the Earth is a flat disk and not a sphere. It is incredible I know. Apart from interpreting certain scriptures to support their claim it would seem that they have to also claim that all space agencies have faked all images of the earth since man’s quest into space began.

They also claim that there are no satellites (no GPS constellations), that there cannot be an International Space Station (ISS) in orbit and that man has never left the earth.

So they claim that this spacecraft could not have observed the spherical planet from the moon because no such craft ever left the planet. But the Japanese did send a spacecraft as have other nations. This one shows beautifully the jewel among the stars and it doesn’t look flat to me.

Watch on YouTube: Click this link

Sorry, it would seem that that movie titled “The Moon From Lunar Orbit: A Unique View Of The Moon / Earthrise (Series Of Recorded Videos)” is no longer playing on YouTube. Try this one instead.

The following 4K video was created from thousands of images taken by the JAXA SELENE/Kaguya lunar orbiter. The spacecraft orbited the Moon for a year and eight months, before intentionally impacting on crater Gill on June 10, 2009. The video has been upscaled and retimed to bring you some of the best views of the lunar surface.

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6/2/2020 Comment from a flat-earther: Haha you’re all comedians, but can’t see the reality that it is a fake video or believe that NASA could lie! Think about it. Where is the sun’s position, how bright should the moon be but isn’t, and seeing the earth seems to be in full light why is the background dark? When we are in day, the sky is blue. Perhaps someone has an answer.

My response: Number one, this video was not produced by NASA but by JAXA the Japanese space agency. I have had interactions with scientist colleagues from JAXA and find them to be a reputable organisation.

Number two: There is no atmosphere on the moon. Thus there are no molecules to scatter sunlight. You learn that in high-school. Hence the sky is black. On earth we see a blue sky because of scattered sunlight. Blue light (shorter wavelengths than red light) is scattered in all directions by the molecules of air in Earth’s atmosphere. Blue is scattered more than other colours because of its shorter wavelengths. As a result when we look at the sky we preferentially see the blue light component of sunlight which contains all the colours of the spectrum.

Then the automatic gain control on the camera on board the spacecraft reduces the aperture of the camera because of the high albedo of the moon. High albedo means high reflectivity. The moon reflects a little more than 10% of the sunlight hitting its surface. The moon’s surface has about 1/3rd the albedo of the earth’s surface. The reduction of the camera aperture means less light entering the camera so not to saturate the CCD module. Hence the moon surface does not look so bright, and note stars are not so easily seen in the black sky because the camera aperture is reduced.