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Canada’s Hose-Bag Climate Change Gender Action Plan

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Nov 20, 2017, 07:00 ET

GATINEAU, QC, Nov 20, 2017 /CNW/ - Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, led a strong and productive delegation at this year's United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany. This global gathering advanced the work of the Paris Agreement so that climate action can be guaranteed for generations to come.
COP23 brought together people from all parts of society to highlight both the challenges and solutions related to climate change, including opportunities to invest in clean growth, and the transition to a clean energy economy. Canada's diverse delegation to COP 23 included: Indigenous leaders; representatives from the provinces, territories and municipalities; youth; business leaders; civil society, opposition members; and Government of Canada negotiators and experts.
Canada played a leadership role in helping advance the guidelines for the Paris Agreement. Canada is pleased that countries came together to launch the Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples' Platform; providing a space to share knowledge and amplify their voice. In addition, the adoption of a gender action plan that will help build capacity and support gender representation in future international climate change negotiations and decision-making was a significant achievement for Canadian negotiators.
An important highlight from COP 23 was the launch of the new "Powering Past Coal" Alliance by Minister McKenna and her UK counterpart, Claire Perry. This initiative generated broad interest and support from over 20 countries, cities and states and Minister McKenna is looking forward to continuing this momentum given the numerous health and climate benefits of reducing coal-fired electricity.
Canada also announced the formation of a North American Climate Leadership Dialogue with Mexico and the US Climate Alliance, a bipartisan coalition of 15 U.S. governors committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Minister McKenna praised Fiji for its role in presiding over COP23. She reiterated Canada's commitment to protect our oceans and advance global climate action by building the resilience of coastal communities, including Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
"I was honoured to lead an inclusive delegation from Canada to COP 23 which demonstrated Canada's steadfast commitment to implement the Paris Agreement and take global climate action. Canada is pleased to have worked with the UK in launching the 'Powering Past Coal" Alliance. The world has moved on; coal fired electricity isn't coming back. We are also pleased to have moved ahead in helping give a greater voice to Indigenous People in our international engagement and advancing a gender action plan."

– Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change

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Court Battle: Michael Mann Losing, Gives Tim Ball ‘Concessions’
Published on February 1, 2017
Written by John O'Sullivan

In a week when mainstream fake news outlets try to sell him as the ‘World-leading climate change scientist’ Professor Michael Mann (above image: left) concedes legal ground in major court case about his alleged climate data fraud.
After the news leaked out defendant in the case, Dr Tim Ball (above image: right) told colleagues at Principia Scientific International (PSI):
“What my lawyers did was demand a series of concessions, all of which were agreed. I can’t discuss the details but, under the circumstances, it is a good outcome.”
The Supreme Court of British Columbia, Vancouver was where “world-leading” American professor, Michael E Mann was supposed to start his libel trial against retired Canadian climatologist Dr Tim Ball – until this crucial retreat. Such a delay – to possibly extend the case into an eight-year epic – plays into the hands of skeptics who early on dismissed Mann’s gambit as a cynical strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP) to silence dissent.
Till now Dr Ball had been eager to make good use of up to a month’s worth of courtroom time granted to him to win over jurors. He had carefully prepared and assembled an array of the best scientific brains from the skeptic side.
Ball’s opponent is formidable in his field. At the turn of the millennium Mann was the golden boy of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. They touted Mann’s graph (appearing on page 3 of the IPCC’s Third Assessment Report [TAR]) as the smoking gun of man-made global warming. As you can see from the press header below, Mann’s still ‘world-leading’ to them.

The “concession” to Ball is a hugely embarrassing development. This is especially so in a week when Mann has been on the charge leading the wide media assault against President Trump for his alleged attacks on climate science. Government climate researchers are the keenest to discredit the new president on science policy.
For almost a generation literally thousands of climate scientists and science publications world-wide have relied on Mann’s graph as the cornerstone of the science to persuade governments to act on ‘catastrophic’ climate change.
For the “world leading climate scientist” the upside is that by giving ground to Ball Mann dodges the deadly bullet – for now. He has bought himself time till 2019 and his lawyers can continue to deny jurors (and Joe Public) access to his disputed data in this protracted legal battle that has already eaten up six years and millions in legal fees.
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Meanwhile holding court back in the alternative universe of the MSM fake journalists abound promoting their fake scientist. In his latest article for the Hill website sees a defiant Mann scolding President Trump because he:
“barred the Environmental Protection Agency from publishing studies or data prior to review by political appointees and has told them to remove mention of climate change from their website”.
Propaganda can cut both ways, you see. Journalists may now be regretting touting Mann as “one of the world’s leading climatologists” fomenting “rebellion” against Trump for dismissing dangerous man-made climate change as a “hoax.”
For surely, if Mann’s data is pristine and irreproachable why hide it?
If Mann were to lose to Ball anytime soon then Trump’s skepticism would be entirely vindicated and the case for de-funding/dismantling the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proven as fiscally prudent.
Unbiased observers are urged to contrast and compare for themselves how much Mann’s latest public pronouncements conflict with his less public courtroom strategy. And certainly don’t expect to see any mention of this legal development in the biased media.
For instance, take a look at the latest newspaper puff-piece in UK’s Independent (February 1st 2017). Here we see the usual hyperbole as their beloved “World-leading climate change scientist” calls for mass “rebellion” against Donald Trump.
Ian Johnston, author of the article declares:
“Professor Michael Mann, whose work was key in demonstrating that global temperatures had risen dramatically because of human activity, said academics and researchers were usually reluctant to take to the streets in protests.”
To Johnston Mann laments:
“It is difficult to keep up with this dizzying ongoing assault on science.”
Seems more like it is Mann who is assaulting science. If temperatures have risen “dramatically” and Mann’s work is “key” to proving it then journalists should do their job and challenge him for cynically keeping secret his disputed R2 regression data – not Donald Trump.
Readers can see for themselves what Mann cobbled together and tortured and cherry-picked from 1,000 years’ worth of proxy tree ring temperature data (graph shown below). Mann’s version clearly contradicts the widely-accepted earlier depiction underneath it which is supported by Ball and many others because it is based on openly-available data.

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Delingpole: NOAA Caught Adjusting Big Freeze out of Existence
by James Delingpole
20 Feb 2018

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has yet again been caught exaggerating ‘global warming’ by fiddling with the raw temperature data.

This time, that data concerns the recent record-breaking cold across the northeastern U.S. which NOAA is trying to erase from history.

If you believe NOAA’s charts, there was nothing particularly unusual about this winter’s cold weather which caused sharks to freeze in the ocean and iguanas to drop out of trees.

Here is NOAA’s January 2018 chart for Northeast U.S. – an area which includes New England along with NY, PA, NJ, DE and MD.

You’d never guess from it that those regions had just experienced record-breaking cold, would you?

That’s because, as Paul Homewood has discovered, NOAA has been cooking the books. Yet again – presumably for reasons more to do with ideology than meteorology – NOAA has adjusted past temperatures to look colder than they were and recent temperatures to look warmer than they were.

We’re not talking fractions of a degree, here. The adjustments amount to a whopping 3.1 degrees F. This takes us well beyond the regions of error margins or innocent mistakes and deep into the realm of fiction and political propaganda.

Homewood first smelt a rat when he examined the New York data sets.

He was particularly puzzled at NOAA’s treatment of the especially cold winter that ravaged New York in 2013/14, which he describes here:

The cold weather really began on Jan 2nd, when an Arctic front descended across much of the country, and extended well into March.

The NWS wrote at the end of the winter:

The winter of 2013-14 finished as one of the coldest winters in recent memory for New York State. Snowfall across Western and North Central New York was above normal for many areas, and in some locations well above normal. This winter comes on the heels of two previous mild winters, making the cold and snow this winter feel that much harsher.

Temperatures this winter finished below normal every month, and the January through March timeframe finished at least 4 degrees below normal for the two primary climate stations of Western New York (Buffalo and Rochester)…..

Relentless cold continued through the month of January across the region.
So why, he wondered, did NOAA have this marked down as only the 30th coldest winter (since 1895) on its New York State charts, with a mean temperature of 16.9F?

Homewood compared the local records for January 1943 and January 2014 – months which, according to NOAA’s charts, had very similar average temperatures.

What he found was that NOAA’s charts were deeply inaccurate. The 2014 local temperatures had been adjusted upwards by NOAA and the 1943 local temperatures downwards.

He concludes:

On average the mean temperatures in Jan 2014 were 2.7F less than in 1943. Yet, according to NOAA, the difference was only 0.9F.

Somehow, NOAA has adjusted past temperatures down, relatively, by 1.8F.
Now, Homewood has given the same treatment to the most recent Big Freeze – the winter of 2017/2018.

Yet again, he has found that NOAA’s arbitrary adjustments tell a lie. They claim that January 2018 was warmer in the New York region than January 1943, when the raw data from local stations tells us this just isn’t true.

So at the three sites of Ithaca, Auburn and Geneva, we find that January 2018 was colder than January 1943 by 1.0, 1.7 and 1.3F respectively.

Yet NOAA say that the division was 2.1F warmer last month. NOAA’s figure makes last month at least 3.1F warmer in comparison with 1943 than the actual station data warrants.
He concludes:

Clearly NOAA’s highly homogenised and adjusted version of the Central Lakes temperature record bears no resemblance at all the the actual station data.

And if this one division is so badly in error, what confidence can there be that the rest of the US is any better?
Well indeed. The key point here is that while NOAA frequently makes these adjustments to the raw data, it has never offered a convincing explanation as to why they are necessary. Nor yet, how exactly their adjusted data provides a more accurate version of the truth than the original data.

One excuse NOAA’s apologists make is that weather stations are subject to changing environmental conditions. For example, when the station sited at Syracuse in 1929 was located at what was originally just a sparse aerodrome. Since then, however, as Homewood notes, it has grown into a large international airport with two runways servicing two million passengers a year. Its weather station readings therefore will certainly have been corrupted by the Urban Heat Island effect: that is, its temperature readings will have been artificially elevated by the warmth from the surrounding development and aircraft engines.

So you’d think, wouldn’t you, that to compensate for this NOAA would adjust the recent temperatures downwards. Instead, for no obvious reasons, it has adjusted them upwards.

This is a scandal. NOAA’s climate gatekeepers are political activists not honest scientists and the U.S. taxpayer has no business funding their propaganda.

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Delingpole: NOAA Caught Lying About Arctic Sea Ice
by James Delingpole
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24 Feb 2018

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The Arctic is melting catastrophically! Sea ice levels are experiencing their most precipitous decline in 1500 years! Something must be done – and fast…
Well, so claims the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and we know by now what that means, don’t we?

Yep: the Arctic sea ice is doing just fine. Yep: yet again, the NOAA is telling porkies.

As usual, Paul Homewood has got its number.

First, here’s what the NOAA is claiming, as relayed in a scaremongering piece at Vox:

The Arctic Ocean once froze reliably every year. Those days are over.

Arctic sea ice extent has been measured by satellites since the 1970s. And scientists can sample ice cores, permafrost records, and tree rings to make some assumptions about the sea ice extent going back 1,500 years. And when you put that all on a chart, well, it looks a little scary.

In December, NOAA released its latest annual Arctic Report Card, which analyzes the state of the frozen ocean at the top of our world. Overall, it’s not good.

“The Arctic is going through the most unprecedented transition in human history,” Jeremy Mathis, director of NOAA’s Arctic research program, said at a press conference. “This year’s observations confirm that the Arctic shows no signs of returning to the reliably frozen state it was in just a decade ago.”
Now, courtesy of Homewood, are the facts:

Sea ice in the Arctic is recovering after a period of decline:

Arctic sea ice is getting thicker:

Arctic temperatures now are no higher than in the 1930s and 1940s:

On longer timescales. there is nothing unusual about Arctic temperatures:

If you’re still worried that the Arctic is about to disappear, here are more papers confirming that Arctic sea ice is well within its normal range of variability.

One of them, Stein et al. argues that there is more Arctic sea ice now than there has been for most of the last 10,000 years:

If only liberals and greenies relied on media that give facts rather than narrative, eh?
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World’s Climate is Rapidly Cooling
By Dr. Mark Sircus
February 28, 2018

Contrary to all of the hype about melting glaciers, at least 58 New Zealand glaciers advanced between 1983 and 2008. Indeed, Franz Josef Glacier advanced nearly continuously during those years. “We found that lower temperature caused the glaciers to advance, rather than increased precipitation as previously thought. These periods of reduced temperature affected the entire New Zealand region, and they were significant enough for the glaciers to re-advance in spite of human-induced climate change.”

It is not going to be fun trying to survive in the northern reaches of our planet. Remember that movie about the sudden onset of a new ice age where the scientist picks up a marker and sweeps it across the belly of America and says to the President, evacuate everyone below this line. Rapid cooling is happening to our beloved earth and there is nothing we can do about it except fantasize about global warming. The ice and snow that is headed our way is going to bury civilization in the northern latitudes in the next few decades.

Not going to happen from one week to another, like in the move ‘The Day After’, but this year is showing us how fast things can change, how deep the temperatures can drop, how snow accumulations can mount and how normal activities can be curtailed. Not much goes on during a blizzard and when the snow gets too deep roofs start collapsing. Perhaps the destined financial collapse will happen first, but cold climate change will offer us a staggering challenge that few are preparing for.

Billings Montana gives a bird’s eye view of what is happening in terms of amounts of snow. As of yesterday, Billings hadn’t seen this much snow by the 18th of February — ever — and 10 more days still remain in the month. As of Sunday night, at least 31.5 inches of snow had fallen this month, well on the way to breaking the previous February snowfall record of 37 inches set just three years ago in 2014. For the snow year so far, measured from July 1, snowfall stands at 76 inches, about 44 inches above normal. The 103.5 inches that fell during the 2013-2014 snow season made it the highest snow season on record.

We had record snowfall in northern Japan that broke a 47-year-old record. The snow depth in Horokanai, in northern Japan’s Hokkaido, has been measured at 3.124 meters (slightly more than 10 feet), setting a new local record. It beats the previous record of 3.119 meters set in 1970. Not surprisingly, locals say the huge amount of snow is making life difficult.

No one is quite understanding the consequences of global cooling and how fast it will affect most of our lives and this is complicated by the fact that the elite, government officials and the press are all hysterical about man made global warming. It is the biggest mistake any group of humans ever made, betting against Nature.

Global cooling will kick us where it hurts the most, in our stomachs, which will be deprived of foods because of shorter growing seasons. With global warming we had a chance of increasing agriculture growing zones pushing further and further north but with cooling its going to be a massacre. Humans will die in mass and populations will be reduced as elite desire.

Climate change is poised to affect the world’s food supply in three key ways, experts say. “There will be impacts on the quantity, quality and location of the food we produce,” said Dr. Sam Myers, a medical doctor and senior research scientist studying environmental health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. “We’ve never needed to increase food production more rapidly than we do today to keep up with global demand,” Myers told Live Science. That is going to be impossible in a cooling world where contracting growing seasons will collapse yields.

“The recent prolonged solar minimum and subsequent weak solar cycle 24 have led to suggestions that the grand solar maximum may be at an end,” says this study on nature.com. The study, published in 2015, looked at past variations of solar activity. In 2010, the study found, scientists estimated a mere 8% chance of a return to Maunder Minimum-like conditions within the next 40 years. However, “the decline in solar activity has continued, to the time of writing, and is faster than any other such decline in 9,300 years.”

Interestingly Safe Haven, a financial site published the following on solar activity:

January’s Sunspot count came in at 6.7, which was down from December’s 8.2. The following chart includes the latest post and covers Solar Cycle 24. The high was 145 in February 2014, which compares to the high of 238 in September 2003.

With the decline in solar activity, the number of Spotless days continues to grow. It’s the way it works. So far, this year there has been 17 days, or 52% for the year. In all of 2017, the number was 104 days or 28% and the year before it was 32 days or 9%. For 2015 the count was zero, as it essentially was back to 2010.

They also published on the effects of diminishing solar winds:

As solar activity diminishes the Earth’s magnetic field also diminishes. This lets more cosmic rays through, which prompts more clouds. This increases the probability of precipitation. By reflecting more of the sun’s energy to outer space it also forces cooling.

This influence is beyond weather, it is climate and it is changing. The current part of the decline has yet to bring the average temperatures down. It will. The theory about cosmic ray influences is gaining widespread acceptance.

Exceptional Cold

Exceptional cold in Brail. First half of February totally out of the summer pattern, that is, mild or even cold. Cold and frost in southern Brazil in the height of summer. Exceptional cold in Russia. On Wednesday, February 21, the minimum temperature in Moscow will drop to -14 to -19°C. On Thursday, February 22, the temperature will drop to -18 to – 20°C. The coldest day will be February 23, when the temperature will drop to -20 to – 25°C. The average daily temperature will be below the norm by 12 degrees! Temperatures near Moscow eventually dropped to -30°C.

Timothy Mytton-Watson, who runs renovation and repair pool business in Austrailia, which is being hurt by lower summer temperatures said, “You can feel the desperation out there. It’s really strange. I’ve only jumped in my pool three times this whole summer. Usually it’s 40 times.” Its been running a chilly 15 to 17 degrees at night and it’s the height of the summer! This will be the first time in 16 years that Pert will not deliver a 40-degree day this summer.

Bozeman Yellowstone Airport is reporting a colder than normal February. Average temperature through the 22nd is 15.7°, which is -10.6° below normal and the 13th coldest on record so far.

Rankin Inlet in a deep freeze of -60C a couple weeks ago. Susan Enuaraq photo.

Here is the news from the Artic Circle where record breaking temperatures are supposed to be melting all the ice:

Temperatures are getting to –40 C before the wind-chill and when the winds are factored in, it feels colder than –60 C.

“You’ve got blustery winds with some of the coldest temperatures that people have ever experienced,” said David Phillips, senior climatologist with Environment Canada, adding that his charts say skin freezes in two minutes at –55 C.

Blame for the 15 degrees colder than normal temperatures is being placed on the polar vortex, a combination of an aggressive weather system and frigid air temperatures. That’s a funny way of saying its 15 degrees colder than normal because global temperatures are plunging. Its cold because we are living on a cooling planet because of a decline in solar activity, and all that results from that.

More Ice

This image from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) clearly shows no shortage of ice. The white area shows Arctic sea-ice extent as of January 2018. The magenta line shows the 30-year median sea-ice extent for January. Not exactly the catastrophic ice loss that we’ve been led to believe, is it? Yet in the news we read:

The world’s sea ice shrank to a record January low last month as the annual polar melting period expanded, experts say. The 5.04 million square miles of ice in the Arctic was 525,000 square miles below the 1981-to-2010 ice cover average, making it the lowest January total in satellite records, according to the US National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).

In the above image does it look like uncontrolled global warming that is melting the poles? Read: “Additionally, James G. Anderson, Harvard professor of atmospheric chemistry, says the chance of permanent ice remaining in the Arctic after 2022 is zero. Already, 80% is gone.” In the above image, does it look anywhere near 80% gone? Today almost anyone can write anything and get away with it with no sense of responsibility of even trying to be near to the truth.

Record snowfall in Norway brings warnings of roof cave ins. Several instances of property owners needing to dig tunnels to their front doors. Heavy snowfall this winter continues to set new records.

Siberian super frost to invade large portion of Europe

Will be an “epochal event,” warns Italian website. “Truly extraordinary.” “Historical.” A “truly extraordinary” wave of frost will cover more than half of Europe, warns Meteo Giornale. A mass of very cold, glacial air will stretch directly from Siberia into Russia, cross the Urals and then expand to the heart of the Old Continent. It will be “an epochal event for the end of February,” not only in Italy, but also in parts of Europe. “It is very unusual at the end of February to have to deal with freezing flows of such intensity, it is a historical.” Today as the cold reached the UK wind chill during the day will feel like -10C to -15C.

Two weeks before a cold snap griped much of the Spanish peninsula reduced the availability of vegetables and salads on the European market. The extreme cold has even extended beyond southern Europe and into Africa! For example Southern Morocco saw snow for the first time. And so has the Canary island of Tenerife seen its landscape get blanketed with the white stuff.
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