Who unleashed Climatism?

Here is an excellent analysis of how the global warming religion is not only false, but undermining democratic nation states.

Watts Up With That?

Guest essay by Ari Halperin

climatism

This article is intended mostly for American audiences. Today, it seems almost normal that the IPCC, UNFCCC and CAN (Climate Action Network International) interfere in American internal affairs, deciding who are scientists and who are not, telling us how much energy to use and from what sources, and generally sowing discord and polarizing society (with enormous success, I must admit). For more than 30 years, their claims of dangerous global warming caused by CO2 emissions have served as an excuse for this invasion. If there is a “problem,” and the “problem” is global and America is its main cause, they reason, why not gang up on America?

But the “problem” is imaginary, and has always been imaginary. The readers of this site know that. Serious scientific assessments have never come to alarming conclusions, even when assuming exaggerated climate sensitivity to CO2. So…

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The Mathematics of Carbon Dioxide Part 2

Part 2 of the mathematics of CO2. It is really worthwhile getting an insight into this important area of climate science

Watts Up With That?

Guest essay by Mike Jonas

Introduction

This article is the second in a series of four articles.

Part 1 of the series (Part 1) is here

In Part 1, simple mathematical formulae were developed to emulate the carbon dioxide (CO2.) contribution to global temperature change, as represented in the computer climate models.

This article uses the formulae to have a look at the Medieval Warming Period (MWP) and Little Ice Age (LIA).

Note : This article does not say anything new, or claim to find any new results. It has all been said many times before. But by using simple formulae that emulate the internal workings of the computer climate models, it allows the CO2 and non-CO2 components of global temperature change to be quantified using a spreadsheet [10] instead of a sophisticated climate model.

Please note : In this article, all temperatures referred to are deg C anomalies unless…

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The Mathematics of Carbon Dioxide, Part 1

Here is some real mathematics about ‘Climate Sensitivity’ – the key number for an understanding of ‘Global Warming’ as opposed to the hype that is so often found in the MSM.

Watts Up With That?

This is a guest essay by Mike Jonas, part 1 of 4

Introduction

The aim of this article is to provide simple mathematical formulae that can be used to calculate the carbon dioxide (CO2) contribution to global temperature change, as represented in the computer climate models.

This article is the first in a series of four articles. Its purpose is to establish and verify the formulae, so unfortunately it is quite long and there’s a fair amount of maths in it. Parts 2 and 3 simply apply the formulae established in Part 1, and hopefully will be a lot easier to follow. Part 4 enters into further discussion. All workings and data are supplied in spreadsheets. In fact one aim is to allow users to play with the formulae in the spreadsheets.

Please note : In this article, all temperatures referred to are deg C anomalies unless otherwise stated.

Global Temperature…

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Scientism and The Humanities

Until quite recently it was assumed that, if the humanities had a method, it was not the method of science. We do not appreciate and understand Shakespear’s plays by means of surveys and experiments, nor do we interpret a symphony by acoustical analysis, or a painting of Boticelli by pigment analysis. Art, literature, religion, music, and history belong to to the world we live in and is shaped by our own privileged consciousness. This is the Lebenswelt – the lived world. We study these thinngs not by explaining how they arose, but by discovering what they mean, by interpreting them. Explanation has a method and it is the method of science. Interpretation goes in search of a method, but never quite finds one.

A Remarkable Memoir, Robert Fisk in the Independent

Robert Fisk

Sunday 1 September 2013

Band of Brothers

There’s a remarkable memoir just out of an Englishman teaching in Pakistan. Robin Brooke-Smith was principal of Edwardes College outside Peshawar and his story – his book is called ‘Storm Warning: Riding the Crosswinds in the Pakistan-Afghan Borderlands’ — is the almost unbelievable one of running a college amid Taliban country. Yes, he had threats and warnings and all kinds of vicious backbiting within the academic community but he maintained college standards and on the school’s hundredth anniversary – it was founded by Sir Herbert Edwardes of Shropshire – he even managed to get the band of the Irish Guards to play in college in full dress uniform.

My favourite moment came when Brooke-Smith received a phone call from the British defence attaché in Islamabad, telling him that there had been specific warnings that the school might be attacked (by the ubiquitous ‘terrorists’, of course). Did this mean that the band was not coming, Brooke-Smith asked? I loved the following reply from the defence attaché:

“No, absolutely not, they are still coming. The band is an active military unit of the British army. They have just finished a tour of duty in Bosnia. Their band playing is a sideline. The bandsmen are all professional serving soldiers.” And the Irish Guards went to Peshawar and played their marches in bandit country and that was in April of the year 2000.

And now, it sure makes Cameron look a puny man.

Recent Comments about Storm Warning

Robert Monro (Development Consultant, British Council, Manchester) says: I just finished reading Storm Warning last night and found it a really excellent read.  A gripping story well told!  You were certainly in Pakistan at an “interesting” time and you weave an enthralling tale of both personal and political events.  I congratulate you on the book and will certainly recommend it to colleagues currently and previously in Pakistan.

Ruth Coggan (Former CMS Doctor in Bannu) says: ‘I found it riveting! I read it in just two sittings’

Angie Jamieson (Former Head of Save the Children Peshawar) says: ‘I found myself turning the pages in trepidation as the tides of fortune and misfortune shifted in and out of those turbulent years. It is a masterpiece painted on a broad canvas and yet the detail and the humanity is all there as well. The rhythm of the days and years at the college thread their way through the narrative – riding out those cross winds both near and far, and give a stability and affirmation of goodness. What an extraordinary time and place to have lived through!’

First Public Response to ‘Storm Warning’

Storm Warning was published on 21.01.13 – Already it is selling well on Amazon and IB TAURIS and in book shops.

Riding the Crosswinds in the Afghan-Pakistan Borderlands

Ahmed Rashid

Dr Robin Brooke-Smith’s book Storm Warning is a topical and controversial adventure behind the scenes in a troubled and dangerous place that is the fulcrum of global jihad. It tells of personal dealings with senior figures in the notorious ISI Military Intelligence and other politicians. It explores the complicity of the military in 9/11 planning, and its role in the creation and growth of the Taliban and other extremist groups. It provides a fascinating close-up and personal experience, allowing new and important voices to be heard, in a place and time that gets more critical by the day.

From the rise of the Taliban and Al Qaeda to the ‘Arab Spring’; East and West, Islam and Christianity, a charming college, rising terror, senior echelons of power; take a ringside seat in the Afghan-Pakistan borderlands and see this troubled place in a way you have never seen it before.

Robin Brooke-Smith has written a first-hand account of five years spent in Peshawar as Principal of its famous Edwardes College and of the turbulent years since then. Storm Warning takes you on an adventure that sometimes charms you and sometimes makes your hair stand on end.

As we follow events in this crucial time, we feel the tensions of the daily struggle in a difficult and often dangerous place. Behind it all is the sinister drumbeat of a country and region lurching into chaos. We experience the dangerous conspiracies that Robin encountered and finally we are swept up into the global disaster of 9/11, manoeuvrings in Washington, London, Kandahar, and Islamabad.

This is a personal story at the very pivot of a turning world.

From Mohammed Ali OBE – CEO of QED in Bradford

“I found the book well written and an honest account of your five years experience of working in extremely challenging circumstances. I bet no college principal in the UK can match that. It was brave of you to take this on; your background and contact helped. You obviously did a great job in introducing women to the college and pulling off a fascinating centenary celebration event – that was a gripping tale to match any political thriller.

The books paints a candid view of what it’s like working in Pakistan, a brief political history of the country and a description of circumstances which let to current predicaments. As you know things have got worse in Pakistan since you left over 12 years ago.  The hope lies in students that are studying at Edwards College. Pakistan needs such an institution in every province as a minimum to bring real sustainable change. That would be a good investment for UK DFID who are planning to increase their budget for Pakistan considerably. I think you should suggest this to them – we will support you. These funds are not used well from my little knowledge of them.

From your experience, knowledge,  and a feeling for Pakistani people you can play a key role in supporting Pakistan. No doubt you will have plans to translate the book in Urdu- and perhaps even Pashto!”