“End of days” black sky in Siberia due to “perfect storm” of smoke and clouds

July 25th, 2018 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.

The UK tabloid newspaper The Sun is known for carrying National Enquirer-style sensationalist news, such as UFOs seen from the Space Station (usually window reflections).

A recent story entitled END OF DAYS Mystery as sky turns black in the middle of DAY in remote Russian towns with locals blaming secret weapons test, aliens or the DEVIL was meteorologically interesting as it described a region in northern Siberia that went almost dark for several hours last Friday, July 20, as seen in this Siberian Times photo:

Since we have several polar orbiting satellites that see everywhere on Earth a few times a day, it was natural to check out this event using NASA’s WorldView website. Here’s the VIIRS image from NASA’s Suomi/NPP satellite from around mid-day on July 20, 2018:

VIIRS image from NASA’s Suomi/NPP satellite on July 20, 2018, showing IR-identified wildfires (red dots) in central Siberia feeding smoke into a frontal cloud system that resulted in nearly nighttime conditions in the marked oval region in north-central Siberia.

Persistent wildfires, marked by the red dots, had been burning for days in central Siberia, which were producing smoke plumes travelling northeastward. A cool frontal system with clouds apparently entrained this smoke, and the combination made for extremely dark conditions on the ground. It is now known that wildfire smoke can enhance liquid cloud formation, and so a “perfect storm” of conditions resulted: (1) a natural cloud system, (2) enhanced cloud formation from smoke aerosols, and (3) the smoke layer itself (brown in the above color imagery).

This led to an almost opaque blanket that prevented sunlight from reaching the surface.

Whether UFOs or the devil were also involved, one can only speculate.


158 Responses to ““End of days” black sky in Siberia due to “perfect storm” of smoke and clouds”

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  1. Curious George says:

    Why not blame it on Trump?

    • Svante says:

      Yes, the sin of inaction.

      “The boreal forests in Siberia are burning at extraordinary rates, unheard of in at least 10,000 years, and climate change projections predict even more wildfires to come.”

      https://tinyurl.com/ybbn9gqn

      “Recent burning of boreal forests exceeds fire regime limits of the past 10,000 years”

      http://www.pnas.org/content/110/32/13055

      • Simon PL says:

        So president of the US is responsible for wildfires in Siberia? Very.. ehm daring conclusion.

        • Bart says:

          Apparently, half a degree of global temperature is. And, if you question that, well you’re just a no good anti-science dumbo.

          • Gordon Robertson says:

            bart…”Apparently, half a degree of global temperature is. And, if you question that, well youre just a no good anti-science dumbo”.

            All the current global warming can be explained as a recovery from the Little Ice Age yet here you alarmists are wringing your hands based on sheer conjecture that it must be anthropogenic CO2.

          • Bart says:

            Gordon, it’s Bart. You know me. I’m anything but an alarmist. Put your sarcasm glasses on, and reread my post.

            I mean, come on. You’d think the end of the world was nigh from the way they talk, and all they’ve got to base it on is a lousy 1/2 degree of added warmth? It’s insane.

          • Bart says:

            A quote appropriate to the matter at hand:

            “Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.” – Voltaire

          • David Appell says:

            Bart says:
            Apparently, half a degree of global temperature is.

            Warming (GMST) is now 1.0 C since 1880. (NO.AA)

          • Bart says:

            It’s more like 0.7 degC. Big deal either way. As I’ve mentioned elsewhere, you get more than that just between your head and toes in a typical room. It’s just not really a huge difference.

      • Don says:

        The sin of not helping Siberians put the fires out?

      • Gordon Robertson says:

        svante…”The boreal forests in Siberia are burning at extraordinary rates, unheard of in at least 10,000 years, and climate change projections predict even more wildfires to come.”

        Where do you come by this bent for utter propaganda?

        What’s the source of your info, NOAA?

        Turns out it was Science Alert, apparently the National Enquirer of science gloom and doom speculation.

        https://www.sciencealert.com/

  2. jimc says:

    I suspect any competent journalist could and would do the checking you did. No need though if you already have the End of Days title you want. And this one is obvious.

  3. ren says:

    Slight variations of galactic cosmic rays indicate on the solar minimum.
    https://cosmicrays.oulu.fi/webform/monitor.gif

  4. ossqss says:

    Queue up Soundgarden “Fell on Black Days”

  5. John F. Hultquist says:

    Thanks Roy.
    North America has had such things – before polar orbiting satellites.

    From 1780:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_England%27s_Dark_Day

    And 1950:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinchaga_fire#“The_Great_Smoke_Pall”

    Also, Black Sunday, 24 Sept

    I was not around for the first of these, but did witness the 1950s one.
    A cousin clipped an article from the Pittsburgh Press and put it in her daughter’s baby book. They still have that.

  6. Myki says:

    Persistent wildfires in central Siberia??
    Surely this is just more “alarmist nonsense/fake news”!!

  7. Myki says:

    “Yosemite Wildfire Forces Thousands to Evacuate as Fires Rage Across the West”
    Even more fake news about wildfires and temperature records!! How do these alarmists get away with it ??!!

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/25/us/yosemite-national-park-fire.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

  8. Myki says:

    Even more!
    Somebody had better put a stop to this deception!!

    “Scandinavia is experiencing exceptionally warm temperatures, over 11 C (20 F) above average, for more than a month. Above-average temperatures combined with drought, lightning, and human negligence to cause what Swedish authorities are describing as the country’s most serious wildfire situation in modern times. The heatwave is expected to continue, particularly in northern Scandinavia.”
    https://watchers.news/2018/07/19/historic-wildfire-outbreak-hits-sweden-amid-record-breaking-heat/

    I bet that the reports of Greeks dying in wildfires is just another clever deception by the evil alarmists!

    • Gordon Robertson says:

      Myki Kneejerk…”Scandinavia is experiencing exceptionally warm temperatures, over 11 C…”

      Explain for us how 0.04% of CO2 in the atmosphere can suddenly increase global temperatures to unheard-of record temperatures.

      Has it not occurred to you that such warming is regional? Why does the CO2 not affect the plant as a whole.

      Do you not realize that a good portion of the planet has cooled while this AVERAGE warming is going on?

      Prior to the pre-Industrial Era, concentrations of CO2 were at least 0.03% and did absolutely nothing.

      • Svante says:

        I can explain it for you!

        CO2 blocks IR in certain bands, so emission to space occurs at reduced intensity from layers that are higher and colder than the surface.

        So you see the percentage is completely irrelevant, only the blocking ability matters.

        You’re welcome!

        • David Appell says:

          Svante says:
          So you see the percentage is completely irrelevant, only the blocking ability matters.

          Do you need help finding these data?

          Just ask.

          • Svante says:

            Well I find your Feldman paper very convincing, even showing W/m^2 varying with the seasonal CO2 variation.

            Skeptics say it’s measured from the ground, locally, less than broadband. I know the first objection is wrong, but people think that energy will spurt out elsewhere when we aren’t looking.

            Your GISS spectrum image is modeled, I found others measured from space but they were pretty old.

    • Rob Mitchell says:

      Yet, the Surface Mass Balance of Greenland is running 200 gigatons above the 1981-2010 average! Your global warming chants for MELT DAMMIT MELT are getting fainter and fainter with each tick of the climate clock.

      http://www.dmi.dk/en/groenland/maalinger/greenland-ice-sheet-surface-mass-budget/

  9. ossqss says:

    First, most wildfires are caused by people, not temperature Myki. I am sure R.P. Jr. Could expand on this.

    https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/styles/large/public/2016-07/wildfires-figure1-2016.png

  10. Chris Morris says:

    Myki
    What is so special against this year’s fires?
    https://www.nifc.gov/fireInfo/nfn.htm
    Or you another person who has no memory.

    • Myki says:

      Nice statistics.
      By my reckoning, while the number of fires does not seem unusual, the average number of acres burnt seems to well above the 10-year average.
      i.e. 94 acres per fire for the 10-year average
      versus 111 acres per fire in 2018 (about 18% higher)

      • Chris Morris says:

        That is pretty stupid reasoning for a claim about wildfires. The number and size is fairly random scatter. The fire records using their statistics go back to the 90s. Other data goes back to the 30s. Maybe if you used all that data, you could make some authoritive statement. Now it just looks like you are a schoolkid trying to back down after being caught out.

        • Myki says:

          You moron. Why not make the effort to read the links I supplied you.
          For example:
          “Thousands of firefighters are battling blazes in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, and Oregon in what is on track to be one of the hottest summers on record for much of the region.”
          That is what is “so special about this years fires”.
          Try and keep up.

          • Chris Morris says:

            I don’t bother reading your links myki because they are written by reporters with goldfish memories, much like yours. As others have done, I go back to the actual statistics that put things in context, just like Joe Bastardi did
            https://twitter.com/BigJoeBastardi/status/1021768998898360320

          • Mike Flynn says:

            M,

            “. . . one of the hottest . . . for much of the region.”

            Others have been hotter. Obviously, so have other regions.

            When Antarctica regains its previous abundant flora and fauna, let me know.

            Maybe the GHE which you can’t actually describe, worked better in the past!

            What do you think?

            Cheers.

          • Myki says:

            “I don’t bother reading your links myki because they are written by reporters with goldfish memories, much like yours. ”
            The old ” I don’t like it so I will label it fake news response”. How pathetic.

            Let me try and help you one more time.
            ” This summer is shaping up to be a record sizzler from Algeria’s deserts to Japan’s bustling cities.
            With the United Kingdom poised for historic heat Friday, countries across four continents smashed their own temperature marks this month.
            In the past 30 days, there have been 3,092 new daily high temperatures, 159 new monthly heat records and 55 all-time highs worldwide, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
            In the U.S. alone, there have been 1,542 new daily high temperatures, 85 new monthly heat records and 23 all-time highs during the same period, most of which were recorded in Texas, New Mexico and Louisiana.”

            https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2018/07/25/record-breaking-heat-july-japan-sweden-algeria-canada/832826002/

          • Carbon500 says:

            DA: You refer to a question which you state that I asked:
            “Prove that 0.04% of CO2 in the atmosphere can raise temperatures to the point where records are set. ”
            This wasn’t my question. It was posed by Gordon.

          • David Appell says:

            C500: Thanks. Sorry.

      • Gordon Robertson says:

        Myki…”By my reckoning, while the number of fires does not seem unusual, the average number of acres burnt seems to well above the 10-year average”.

        Prove that 0.04% of CO2 in the atmosphere can raise temperatures to the point where records are set. Some of the records prior to these records were set in the late 1800s and the new record is a few hundredths hotter.

        Besides, many of the records are fabrications produced by the likes of NOAA and GISS. They do it by lowering the confidence levels as low as 48% (38% in the case of GISS).

        Why not question your authority figures as to why they need to cheat in order to produce records that the satellite records don’t see?

        • Myki says:

          “Prove that 0.04% of CO2 in the atmosphere can raise temperatures to the point where records are set. ”
          Stupidity writ large.

          • Carbon500 says:

            Prove that 0.04% of CO2 in the atmosphere can raise temperatures to the point where records are set.
            Stupidity writ large, you say.
            On the contrary, it’s a key question.
            Why don’t you at least attempt to answer it properly, Myki?
            Why do you believe in dangerous man-made global warming due to CO2 emissions arising from human activities?

          • David Appell says:

            Carbon500 says:
            Prove that 0.04% of CO2 in the atmosphere can raise temperatures to the point where records are set.

            First prove you have studied any of modern physics.

  11. Myki says:

    The adjective unprecedented for a start.

    • Lewis guignard says:

      Unprecendented encompasses a great deal of time.
      Do you also believe the earth is flat because that is as far as you can see?

      • Myki says:

        “unprecedented” in this context usually refers to the time for which comparable measurements/observations are available.
        Your point?

  12. Myki says:

    1. The graph you posted is undecipherable.
    2. The last year is only 2015

  13. tonyM says:

    Myki is a Guardian informed warmista who may think that the 15 or so fires started almost simultaneously around Athens are due to CO2. Perhaps he thinks some 15 persons with CO2 canisters were on the prowl; just dump some dry ice around and whoosh.

    He obviously missed this CO2 effect:
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-23/massive-fires-burn-out-of-sight-across-the-country-every-year/9938902

    Wowie, we will soon have to watch all the coal that is sitting around Oz; thermodynamic entropy strongly favours its oxidation. Beware the CO2 effect.

    He certainly missed this one too (at WUWT just published ):

    Royal Society Biological Sciences journal:
    “Global area burned appears to have overall declined over past decades, and there is increasing evidence that there is less fire in the global landscape today than centuries ago.”

    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/07/25/remember-when-we-were-told-that-global-wildfires-would-increase-due-to-global-warming-never-mind/

    • Myki says:

      How long does it take to spot problems with this type of post?
      Answer: 5 seconds.
      The graphs end in 2010. 8 years ago. Irrelevant I hear somebody ask?

      • tonyM says:

        Irrelevant only to a simpleton. Do you have any quantitative evidence to the contrary?

        In an interview with Yahoo Finance, Warren Buffett decidedly put aside concerns about climate change to his business. Buffet does NOT think climate change is a specific insurance problem. He writes the policies; you just babble.

        Any news on those likely arsonists in Athens with the super CO2 bombs you fear?

        Fortuitous that R.Pielke Jr has just updated his tornado report; seems to be saying that we are staying down, down, down just like a supermarket jingle.

        Seems like CO2 is not treating you well. I love CO2; it is truly a super molecule when understood and respected. The Brits felt miserably deprived when it was scarce not long ago.

        • Myki says:

          I see, Warren is unconcerned about impacts on his business so the rest of the world is safe.
          Tell that to the victims.

          And, what do tornadoes have to do with this topic?
          Fool.

        • tonyM says:

          Myki Mouse can’t seem to juggle and connect more than two variables. Yet he says:

          Surely this is just more “alarmist nonsense/fake news”!!

          Not so long ago Myki M asserted the globull warming had virtually killed the Great Barrier Reef. NB: Note the word assert starts with ass.

          Myki, don’t fall asleep halfway through an article on climate change/CO2/T when reading the Guardian. Tornadoes are bread and butter to the alarmist mob; you are letting the Chicken Little team down. Pay attention!

          Any further news on the CO2 fire bombs?

  14. Chris Morris says:

    As expect Myki, you cannot read past newspaper headlines.
    There have been a lot of wildfires but there have always been lots of wildfires. There is nothing exceptional or unprecedented about this year’s fires, except in the minds of fevered newspaper journalists and their naïve acolytes.
    What has made fires worse over the last twenty years is the suppression of natural fires, especially in places like Western North America or Australia. The instigation for this was “green” policies. This has massively increased the fire load so those fires are man-made disasters. That isn’t my opinion, it is the written papers by ecologists and forest managers. But that is just another inconvenient truth.

  15. Chris Hanley says:

    Global trends in wildfire and its impacts: perceptions versus realities in a changing world Stefan H. Doerr, Cristina Santín (2016):
    “… many consider wildfire as an accelerating problem, with widely held perceptions both in the media and scientific papers of increasing fire occurrence, severity and resulting losses. However, important exceptions aside, the quantitative evidence available does not support these perceived overall trends. Instead, global area burned appears to have overall declined over past decades, and there is increasing evidence that there is less fire in the global landscape today than centuries ago …”.
    http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/371/1696/20150345
    The paper genuflects to predictions of a “warming climate” but predictions are not facts.

  16. Chris Hanley says:

    U.S. Wildfire Trends:
    http://www.fao.org/docrep/010/ai412e/ai412e09.jpg
    Source: U.S. Wildfire Statistics, USDA/Forest Service.

  17. gbaikie says:

    Welcome to the New Space Age

    Jeremy Keehn
    https://www.bloombergquint.com/businessweek/2018/07/26/welcome-to-the-new-space-age#gs.P=r7Fe0

    “Just how big a space economy could get is impossible to know, though Morgan Stanley released a study last year estimating that revenue from the global industry will increase to at least $1.1 trillion by 2040, more than triple the figure in 2016.”

    “Americans are skeptical about who will benefit from space and how far our ventures should go. A survey conducted by Morning Consult for Bloomberg Businessweek found that only 37 percent of respondentsdrawn from a spectrum of backgrounds and political affiliationsthought private companies should play a major role in space exploration. Some 45 percent thought they should play a minor role, and 18 percent said they should play no role at all. Asked whether they thought humans should colonize the moon, those surveyed were almost evenly split; asked who should oversee any colonization of other planets, 58 percent said a coalition of global governments.
    The results suggest a persistent idealism about spacea belief that its a place to which humankind has a common claim (at least until those aliens show up).”

    • gbaikie says:

      Re:
      “only 37 percent of respondents drawn from a spectrum of backgrounds and political affiliations thought private companies should play a major role in space exploration.”

      At the moment, I don’t think private companies should play a major role in space exploration.

      You could go that way, but it would require changing laws that would allow profit to be made due to private exploration. That would difficult politically, and could cause big problems.

      And we spent 20 billion dollar per year on NASA, and that is NASA’s job- and problem should be focused on getting NASA to actually do important space exploration. And the yield from the space exploration, will be a gift to humankind. Or the discoveries should available in the public domain [with private it would not be- unless profit can come from making it available to public domain- which possible, but…]

      But if NASA explores lunar polar region to determine if and where there is minable water- then after this, you will get lots of private space exploration- looking for other specific resource [which can used to mine stuff- it will not be public domain, but will not simply remain a secret, as once mining starts, everyone we know about it- information will be released to get investment dollar for specific projects [or as it is commonly done with all mining on Earth]].

    • David Appell says:

      gbaikie says:
      You could go that way, but it would require changing laws that would allow profit to be made due to private exploration.

      I think that’s exactly what everyone has been waiting for all these years.

      That would difficult politically, and could cause big problems.

      Like what?

      In America, the only goal is to make money. However you can, as much as you can. It’s even required by law, for the corporate legal entity.

  18. gbaikie says:

    Trump’s Deal with the EU Is Democrat Nightmare
    BY ROGER L SIMON JULY 25, 2018
    “They must be burning whatever gallons of midnight oil they have left at MSNBC, CNN, the New York Times, the Washington Post, CBS, NBC, ABC, etc. — all the propaganda organs of the Democratic Party — trying to figure out how to downplay the agreement Donald Trump just made with European Union President Jean-Claude Juncker, but it’s not going to be easy. This is the beginning of a massive free trade deal between Europe and the U.S. with zero tariffs outside the auto industry. If even half of it comes true, there will be a (okay, why not?) YUUUGE growth in trade benefitting both sides of the Atlantic.”
    https://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/trumps-deal-with-the-eu-is-democrat-nightmare/

    • Gordon Robertson says:

      gbaikie…”They must be burning whatever gallons of midnight oil they have left at MSNBC, CNN, the New York Times, the Washington Post, CBS, NBC, ABC, etc. all the propaganda organs of the Democratic Party….”

      Totally apt….not to mention the politically correct aspect of it all.

      • nurseratched says:

        Gordon – have you forgotten to take your paranoia pills today?

        • Gordon Robertson says:

          nurse…”Gordon have you forgotten to take your paranoia pills today?”

          Not required, it’s obvious the Democrats have been indulging in sour grapes since the last election. It’s equally obvious the fake news artists listed above are supporting their immaturity.

          Are you still peddling those pills on the street?

  19. Snowready says:

    Perfect storm to take down the cabal. Hurricane trump is wrecking the new world order infrastructure.

    • Gordon Robertson says:

      Snowready…”Hurricane trump is wrecking the new world order infrastructure”.

      It’s amusing, actually. Russia went to all the trouble of ousting Stalinist communism and the western capitalists abandoned them when they found out there was no easy pickings in Russia. Bill Browder, a Wall Street crook, whined to the US government when Russia prosecuted him for tax evasion. The US government believed the crook and installed sanctions.

      Now Trump wants to get Putin’s Russia back onside and all the weenie, politically correct are having a hissy fit. I don’t care what motive Trump may have he is doing the right thing by opening dialog with Russia.

      His claim that Russia did not interfere in US politics is blatantly clear. Any hacker worth his salt would not leave a trail of bread crumbs to be followed back to Russia, allowing the flat foots in Homeland Security to identify him. A real hacker would spoof them by leaving an address that was not his.

      The scary part is the number of incompetents running US Homeland Security. Again, Trump has called them out for what they are as well as identifying the Russian investigation as a witch hunt.

      • David Appell says:

        Gordon Robertson says:
        His claim that Russia did not interfere in US politics is blatantly clear.

        Every US intelligence agency in the country says otherwise.

        But all-wise Gordon again accepts only the word of Dunning & Kruger.

  20. Gordon Robertson says:

    Roy…good article. It’s good to see science come to the rescue where devils and propaganda are involved.

    I recall the investigation into the US space craft Challenger blowing up. No one could figure it out till Feynman was called in. The Commission treated him as a pariah because he went around demonstrating how the o-rings between section could be made fragile by dipping them in ice water.

    The Commission was ready to write it off as an accident when plainly it was criminal negligence.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogers_Commission_Report

    The same kind of criminal negligence being perpetuated by many climate alarmists today.

  21. Gordon Robertson says:

    Myki Kneejerk…”Prove that 0.04% of CO2 in the atmosphere can raise temperatures to the point where records are set.

    Stupidity writ large”.

    Myki cannot come up with the scientific proof so she attacks the messenger. Still awaiting your scientific correlation between atmospheric CO2 and global warming.

    Even the IPCC can only claim it is likely. To do that and rank the likelihood high they had to invent their own scale of confidence levels.

    In 2012, after admitting there had been no warming over the 15 years from 1998 – 2012, they upped their confidence level from 90 to 95% that humans are likely causing the warming.

    They just admitted there had been no warming for 15 years, would intelligent minds not revise the confidence level downward in lieu of that? Or did 15 years of no warming convince the IPCC gurus that it’s even more likely?

    • Gordon Robertson says:

      Two of the Coordinating Lead Authors in IPCC reviews were caught red-handed in the Climategate email scandal. Phil Jones admitted to using Manns cheating method of hiding declining temperatures and he was head of Had-crut at the time. Trenberth, of NCAR, admitted in private that global warming had stopped and lamented it as a travesty that no one knew why.

      Lead Authors at IPCC reviews appoint the reviewers and Coordinating Lead Authors oversee the process. Jones, a CLA, was caught threatening to block papers from skeptics along with ‘Kevin’, who he named.

      Apparently they did block the papers.

      This is what Myki and other alarmists condone.

      • Myki says:

        Broken record.
        Or maybe Alzheimers.

        • Gordon Robertson says:

          myki…”Broken record.
          Or maybe Alzheimers”.

          Truth hurts.

          Also, it’s obvious you are a long-time poster posting under a new nym. Cheating seems to come naturally to alarmists.

      • David Appell says:

        Gordon Robertson says:
        Phil Jones admitted to using Manns cheating method of hiding declining temperatures

        Gordon, why was it “cheating” to reject proxies that weren’t good proxies?

  22. http://www.icecap.us/images/uploads/Solar_Changes_and_the_Climate.pdf

    I agree with everything Joe’D’Aleo has to say in the above.

    TIME LINE FOR THE END OF AGW THEORY!

    2018 the transitional year.

    2020 – AGW theory starts to get sidelined.

    2022 – All the warming from 1850-2017 is gone.

    2023 – AGW theory is considered a fraud by all but a few such as the likes of David, and others like him.

    • Gordon Robertson says:

      Salvatore…”2023 – AGW theory is considered a fraud by all but a few such as the likes of David, and others like him”.

      Even if an ice sheet covered the state of Oregon, where David lives, he would still claim the AGW theory predicted it and that it was just a pause in the warming.

      NOAA would retroactively fudge the record to remove the cooling, completely ignoring the ice sheet. Hillary Clinton and/or Obama would still be pushing their dogmatic Climate Action Plan, still hiding it from the US Congress.

      • I know what you are saying. Still we will be vindicated.

        • Myki says:

          SDP – you are pathetic.
          1. You admit that there has been global warming between 1850 and 2017 (at least +1 deg)
          2. You provide no indication of how solar or anything else can explain this warming
          3. then predict that solar will suddenly cause a cooling of about -1deg within 3 years !

          Your capacity for self delusion appears infinite and must make fellow denialists cringe.

          • I have explained all of it thoroughly many times.

          • Myki says:

            You must keep having the same dream.

          • Bart says:

            In a given room, the ASHRAE standard for temperature gradient is 3 degC between an average person’s head and ankles.

            1 degC over 167 years is really not much at all. You get a larger change just bending over to touch your toes.

            Besides which, it’s more like 0.7 degC over those 167 years.

          • Gordon Robertson says:

            bart…”In a given room, the ASHRAE standard for temperature gradient is 3 degC between an average persons head and ankles”.

            Is that for a normal person standing erect or someone like Myki standing on her head?

          • David Appell says:

            So opening your refrigerator door is about four times worse than dropping into a global ice age.

            Got it!

      • David Appell says:

        Gordon Robertson says:
        Even if an ice sheet covered the state of Oregon, where David lives, he would still claim the AGW theory predicted it and that it was just a pause in the warming.

        Here we see Gordon
        (1) making up a ridiculous scenario,
        (2) telling me how I would react to it, then
        (3) blaming me for acting that way.

        This is so pathetic it should get an award.

    • David Appell says:

      Salvatore Del Prete says:
      TIME LINE FOR THE END OF AGW THEORY!
      2018 the transitional year.
      2020 AGW theory starts to get sidelined.
      2022 All the warming from 1850-2017 is gone.
      2023 AGW theory is considered a fraud by all but a few such as the likes of David, and others like him.

      Your strategy is:

      1) assume the future is what you wish it to be, regardless of the laws of physics
      2) before the future has even happened, assume you’re 100% right and then
      3) use those made-up “facts” to attack and discredit me.

      Talk about desperation!

  23. Darwin Wyatt says:

    Nice Trabant!

  24. Mike Flynn says:

    Dang!

    Peer reviewed, Royal Society publication –

    “Global area burned appears to have overall declined over past decades, and there is increasing evidence that there is less fire in the global landscape today than centuries ago.

    The GHE seems to be less effective than in the past. Antarctica still covered by ice. Trees, grass, and animals longing for return to warmer conditions.

    Maybe Myki and his ilk can restore some global warming where it is desperately needed!

    Or maybe not?

    Cheers.

  25. ren says:

    In the period of the sun’s minimum there will be extreme temperatures in summer and winter. This is due to the decline in the temperature of the oceans’ surface and the weakening of winds. This will reduce the amount of water vapor in the air that relieves temperature fluctuations. A dry winter in medium latitudes is a cold winter.
    That’s how it is now in Australia, where in the winter the minimum temperature has dropped this year.

    • myki says:

      Stupid boy. Why not note that:

      “NSW, including Sydney, has had a relatively dry and hot year so far.
      At Observatory Hill, near the CBD, maximum temperatures were 2 degrees above average for the January-June period, second only to 2016, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

      Statewide, daytime temperatures have been 2.38 degrees above the norm, half a degree warmer than the previous record set a year earlier. Rainfall has averaged 148.1 millimetres for the state, or half the norm, and the driest start to a year since 1986.”

      https://www.canberratimes.com.au/environment/weather/bushfire-season-early-nsw-dry-weather-20180723-p4zt4l.html

      • Gordon Robertson says:

        myki…”Statewide, daytime temperatures have been 2.38 degrees above the norm…”

        The Bureau of Meteorolgy takes fudged NOAA data and adds their own fudging.

        What do you expect from cheating alarmists?

        • David Appell says:

          Gordon Robertson says:
          The Bureau of Meteorolgy takes fudged NOAA data and adds their own fudging

          You have zero proof of this. As you know.

          You’re simply making things up — lying. Again. As you are well aware.

  26. Mike Flynn says:

    M,

    You wrote –

    “Stupid boy. Why not note that: . . . ”

    One reason might be that the BOM declared all official temperature records prior to 1910 to be unreliable, thus getting rid of inconvenient heat waves.

    Carry on with your fervent belief in something you cannot even describe. There are probably more appropriate words than stupid and ignorant to describe you, but I can’t think of any just at present.

    Cheers.

  27. ren says:

    Sea surface temperature (SST) and SST anomaly maps are generated from NOAA Optimum Interpolation SST version 2 (OISST V2). OISST is a 0.25×0.25 blendend dataset derived from satellite, ship, and buoy measurements. The SST anomaly is based on a 1971-2000 NOAA climatology.
    https://pics.tinypic.pl/i/00968/uyoymjxufhtk.png

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  29. Gordon Robertson says:

    myki…”SDP …
    1. You admit that there has been global warming between 1850 and 2017 (at least +1 deg)
    2. You provide no indication of how solar or anything else can explain this warming…”

    Are you as dumb as all that? The Little Ice Age explains both the RE-warming and the solar activity that had to cause the LIA.

    • Fritz Kraut says:

      Gordon Robertson says:
      July 27, 2018 at 11:26 PM
      ……
      Are you as dumb as all that? The Little Ice Age explains both the RE-warming and the solar activity that had to cause the LIA.
      ————————–
      Not really.
      Melting glaciers and permafrost-soils released treetrunks, mammoths an even a stoneage-mummy wich had been covered for thousends of years.
      We have much more than just re-warming after LIA.

      • Gordon Robertson says:

        Fritz…”Melting glaciers and permafrost-soils released treetrunks, mammoths an even a stoneage-mummy wich had been covered for thousends of years”.

        Glaciers were melting long before the end of the LIA, all it did was re-establish many of them for 400 years. Those perma-frost soils, mammoths and mummies, could have been close to the surface, or even revealed before the LIA re-froze everything.

        • David Appell says:

          Gordon Robertson says:
          Glaciers were melting long before the end of the LIA

          Data please.

          • Chris Morris says:

            David
            Some of the data for New Zealand is http://theconversation.com/new-zealands-southern-alps-have-lost-a-third-of-their-ice-28916 but hidden in the text. In 1890s, it was 170 cubic kilometres, in 1976 55 km3. in 2016, 36.1km3. At Ball Corner, the Tasman which is the largest glacier dropped 100m between 1930s and the 60s. That means by far most of the ice was lost before the 70s (when the glaciers were actually advancing). Captain Cook recorded that the Franz Joseph & Fox Glacier terminal faces were visible from the sea. By the 1850s when the first European explorers visited the area, they had retreaded back to above where the highway now runs and could not be seen from at sea.

            All of the above is documented facts, not just anecdotal cherrypicking. It is only one country but it shows that there was not just Northern Hemisphere.

          • Chris Morris says:

            And here is another reference that among other things shows the retreat of glaciers in Alaska since the 1700s
            http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Retreat_of_glaciers_since_1850

            Now it is up to you to show that glaciers were stable before 1850 or thereabouts.

          • David Appell says:

            Chris Morris says:
            And here is another reference that among other things shows the retreat of glaciers in Alaska since the 1700s
            http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Retreat_of_glaciers_since_1850

            Thanks for those data, which show warming.

          • David Appell says:

            Chris Morris says:
            Now it is up to you to show that glaciers were stable before 1850 or thereabouts

            “Continental-scale temperature variability during the past two millennia,” PAGES 2k Consortium, Nature Geosciences, April 21, 2013
            http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/v6/n5/abs/ngeo1797.html

          • Chris Morris says:

            As usual with you David, that paper you referenced is a red herring. It has nothing to do with glaciers advancing or retreating, which the Swiss also documented. And no one doubts that things have warmed up since the Little Ice Age, which the IPCC in AR5 puts as 1450-1850.

            Your comment was “Glaciers were melting long before the end of the LIA – Data please” I gave you data. Now you say in confirms that things were warming up – like Doh

        • Fritz Kraut says:

          Gordon Robertson says:
          July 29, 2018 at 6:05 PM

          Glaciers were melting long before the end of the LIA, all it did was re-establish many of them for 400 years. Those perma-frost soils, mammoths and mummies, could have been close to the surface, or even revealed before the LIA re-froze everything.
          ——————————————
          Melting glaciers while the Little Ice-Age? Sounds not logical. In the european alps there was strong glaciergrowing in LIA. I dont know about the rest of the world, but a time-period with melting glaciers you cant call an ice-age.

          Re-freezing of melted mammoths is impossible. Within short time they are rotten or eaten by fox and wolf. They are surely melted the first time since ice-age.
          Same the mentioned ice-mummy “tzi”. He was covered with ice since max. a few days after his death in neolithikum; without a break.

    • David Appell says:

      Gordon Robertson says:
      The Little Ice Age explains both the RE-warming and the solar activity that had to cause the LIA.

      Wrong all around.

      a) the LIA wasn’t global
      b) the LIA wasn’t caused by the Sun
      c) the mean global temperature is now higher than the beginning of the regional LIA, meaning it’s not just a “rebound.”

      Three strikes, you’re out.

      • Gordon Robertson says:

        DA…”a) the LIA wasnt global
        b) the LIA wasnt caused by the Sun
        c) the mean global temperature is now higher than the beginning of the regional LIA, meaning its not just a rebound.

        Three strikes, youre out”.

        A typical analysis from an alarmist gas-bag. Not a shred of evidence.

  30. Gordon Robertson says:

    Salvatore…it’s obvious that the summer Sun has felt hotter the past few years. The effect on the skin is noticeable even here in our temperate rain forest climate.

    That has nothing to do with CO2. It could not make direct radiation from the Sun feel hotter.

  31. Snape says:

    As we approach a 100+ solar minima:

    “Salvatoreits obvious that the summer Sun has felt hotter the past few years. The effect on the skin is noticeable even here in our temperate rain forest climate.”

    Gordon in a nutshell.

  32. Snape says:

    Salvatore

    Is the summer sun feeling hotter to your skin? I just went for a run, and honesty, everything seemed pretty normal.

    Maybe it’s a phenomenon peculiar to Vancouver?

    • Gordon Robertson says:

      snape…”Maybe its a phenomenon peculiar to Vancouver?”

      Maybe so. I have been out in it the past few days working on my vehicle and for the first time in memory, the intensity of solar radiation drove me indoors.

      I am talking about the effect of the solar radiation after conversion to heat in my skin. Maybe there has been a thinning of the ozone layer and more of it is getting through. Whatever it is, the solar energy feels significantly hotter.

      • David Appell says:

        Gordon Robertson says:
        I have been out in it the past few days working on my vehicle and for the first time in memory, the intensity of solar radiation drove me indoors.

        Gordon is a direct measure of solar intensity.

        Who knew?

        • Gordon Robertson says:

          DA…”Gordon is a direct measure of solar intensity.

          Who knew?”

          I think my skin is likely a better measure of the wavelengths of solar radiation affecting it than the ‘number’ offered for the TOA, which is nothing more than a clumsy average.

          Of course, such talk is way beyond your abilities so don’t bother trying to work it out.

          • David Appell says:

            Gordon Robertson says:
            I think my skin is likely a better measure of the wavelengths of solar radiation affecting it than the number offered for the TOA, which is nothing more than a clumsy average.

            What does your skin say for the average solar irradiance over the year 1981?

  33. Gordon Robertson says:

    David Appell…”But climate change makes heat waves worse”.

    That’s an asinine comment. Climate is not a driver it’s a product of other forces.

    That’s where you alarmists are screwed up. You talk about climate change causing this and that. Climate is a definition of the human mind to describe persistent weather patterns that are caused by forces like solar energy, precipitation, wind currents, etc.

    CO2 has no effect on any of that hence it’s am insignificant player. Even if CO2 could affect heat, it could not in it’s present concentration cause a heat wave.

    • David Appell says:

      Gordon Robertson says:
      Climate is not a driver its a product of other forces.

      CO2 absorbs the IR given off by the Earth’s surface.

      The easiest way to heat up the Earth is by releasing a lot of CO2. That’s what we’re doing now.

      You denial is cute (well, not really). You’ve never offered the slightest bit of evidence to sway me.

      • Gordon Robertson says:

        DA…”CO2 absorbs the IR given off by the Earths surface”.

        You have yet to rebut my analysis based on the Ideal Gas Law that 0.04% of a gas in a mix could not warm the gas more than an equivalent of its percent mass.

        The warming you alarmists offer is based on smoke and mirrors, not basic science like the IGL. Obviously, 99% of atmospheric warming comes from the 99% mass made up of nitrogen and oxygen.

        • David Appell says:

          Gordon Robertson says:
          You have yet to rebut my analysis based on the Ideal Gas Law that 0.04% of a gas in a mix could not warm the gas more than an equivalent of its percent mass.

          I have many times — the error is your ignorance of radiative transfer.

  34. Aaron S says:

    Dave. The 2 graphs in links are cherry picking. One stops before the relevant decline and the second a single 11 yr cycle with no context. Denialism.

  35. Aaron S says:

    My post will not reply. I am not sure why. Good enough reason to say bye.

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