Skip to comments.The Best Global Warming Videos On The Internet - Part II: Lectures (Vanity)
Posted on 02/07/2008 6:12:48 AM PST by Entrepreneur
The Best Global Warming Videos on the Internet
Some people have asked me for copies of, or links to videos that provide an alternative view to Gores consensus on anthropogenic (i.e., man caused) global warming (AGW). A few of these videos have been broadcast in the United States (e.g., Glenn Beck, John Stossel), but most have not and probably will not be seen. Fortunately, we have the Internet to make these available.
Click for Part I: Documentaries
Part II: Lectures
Australias James Cook Universitys Geology Professor Bob Carter Lecture
This is an excellent presentation about global warming. Carters a great presenter and puts the current temperature rise in context of the geological record. Then, to use Carters term, he fires torpedo after torpedo into the global warming ship. Hes the first guy Ive seen to point out that the recent temperature record doesnt have enough data points for statistical significance.
Carter describes MIT professor, Richard Lindzens Iris Effect, which essentially makes the case that the climate is largely self-regulating through the way clouds form. Carter also notes how CO2s greenhouse forcing is logarithmic so that theres a diminishing marginal impact from CO2. Carter also shows the errors in the models and measurements.
Carters not exaggerating. James Hansen at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS)was forced to correct the recent temperature record, which resulted in downward temperature revisions. GISS quietly made the changes, claiming they were insignificant. NOAA didnt get the word, and proclaimed 2006 as the hottest year ever (and Dewey defeated Truman). According to a report by Steve McIntyre, there are still problems, which seem to flatten out the 1930s temperature data vis-à-vis the raw data. Its impossible to know exactly what Hansen and GISS are doing since they refuse to release their algorithms and models. Certainly Hansens temperature adjustment models do not represent a threat to national security or to anyones individual liberty, so as someone working for the taxpayers, Hansens unwillingness to subject his work to public scrutiny should be seen as appalling. As bad as the U.S. data seems at times, its far better than world records where there appears to be much more of an impact from the urban heat island effect. McIntyre does a good job showing this.
The urban heat island effect is real and apparent when the rural temperature records are subtracted from the temperature records of major cities. The Surface Stations project shows how the record can become corrupted by station sighting, instrumentation, paint, surface, and other errors. A look at the temperature records from rural stations around the world, further suggests the potential for wide scale corruption of the world temperature record due to the urban heat island effect.
Isnt this corrected? Not enough. The IPCC discounts the urban heat island effect based on the purportedly fraudulent research conducted by Wei-Chyung Wang. In short, the land surface record is simply fraught with errors and unfit to base major decisions upon. When Carter discusses this, it sounds unbelievable that the IPCC could be so sloppy, but a little time digging through available research shows Carter is not exaggerating.
Part 1 (9:49)
Part 2 (8:40)
Part 3 (8:29)
Part 4 (9:34)
Past & Future Climate Change
This is a video of climate researcher David Archibalds presentation at the Lavoisier Conference in Melbourne, Australia during the summer of 2007, the same one where Bob Carter spoke.
Archibald looks at an average of rural U.S. temperature measuring stations that shows temperature cooler in the last half of the 20th century than the first half. You may not have seen that, but its not an exaggeration. Lots of rural stations fail to show much warming. Archibald points out that the satellite data since 1979 shows a slight increase in the northern hemisphere and no change in the southern hemisphere.
Whats frightening about Archibalds presentation is the solar cycles. There does appear to be a correlation between solar activity and temperature. Furthermore, for advocates of the precursor method of solar cycle prediction like Archibald, we may be heading into a cooling period. The latest NASA prediction is that the next solar cycle will be weak.
When you watch Archibald's presentation, it might help to have a copy of the paper he presents.
Part 1 (9:21)
Part 2 (8:53)
Part 3 (9:35)
Part 4 (4:30)
If youre having trouble following Archibald, try this abbreviated version (9:34) where someone has helpfully edited the video to add highlights to the graphs so you can follow Archibald.
If Archibalds theory is correct (i.e., fewer sunspots means cooling) and NASAs projection for the amplitude of Solar Cycle 24 (i.e., fewer sunspots) is correct, the next decade or so will offer some great skiing weather.
Marlo Lewis Critiques Al Gores Movie On C-SPAN 2
Lewis says the movie is a computer enhanced lawyers brief for alarm and energy rationing. Lewis says Gore plays lawyerly tricks with the evidence. You can download his book for free from the Competitive Enterprise Institute website.
Part 1 (30:10)
Part 2 (19:37)
Part 3 (12:07)
Solar Cycles Impact On Climate (33:19)
This is a video of a lecture by Dr. Tim Patterson, Professor of Geology from Carleton University. He conducted research of sediment in Effingham Inlet on Vancouver Island in British Columbia and some other BC fiords with stable sediment records. The sediment produces a high quality climate record stretching back thousands of years. In the lecture he shows how the different solar cycles affect climate.
Bjorn Lomborg on Priorities (17:27)
Lomborg is the Danish economist who studied environmental statistics and discovered that things are a lot better than people think. This made him an enemy of the greens, even though hes a green himself.
Next, Lomborg started the Copenhagen Consensus of leading world economists to look at the biggest problems in the world and the cost of solving them. They then prioritized the solutions. Guess where global warming wound up compared to issues like malaria, AIDS, etc.? Watch this video and see for yourself.
Dennis Avery Lecture (31:04)
Avery co-wrote the book, Unstoppable Global Warming Every 1,500 Years. This lecture, sponsored by the Heartland Institute, was given in November 2006 in Chicago. Its voice over slides on video, which makes it a little tough to follow, especially since Avery speaks slowly and distinctly. However, its worth watching because its a straight forward presentation with clear logical explanation of things occurring in the past and today, plus things not occurring (e.g., species extinction).
Senator Inhofe Discusses Gores Movie (4:41)
In this short lecture before a Senate committee, Inhofe calls Gores movie one of the slickest propaganda films of all time. He notes that the Associated Press contacted 100 scientists about the movie, but could only find five who saw it and agreed with it. Eighty didnt watch it. Inhofe then proceeds to note a few of the many errors and falsehoods in the video.
Excellent. Thank you.
We have CONSENSUS!
These are just DENIERS, paid by the OIL COMPANIES!
Saint Al told me so.
Excellent work. Bookmarked.
PING to something interesting
By Jerry Manter
COEUR d'ALENE - Weather watchers say a snowfall record has been broken in Coeur d'Alene.
Climatologist Cliff Harris says that as of 3 p.m. Tuesday, 127 inches of snow had fallen in the northern Idaho city this season. That's nearly three inches more than the old record of just over 124 inches, set in the winter of 1915-1916.
Harris predicts another 10 or 15 inches of snow could fall before spring comes. He says everyone is going to remember this winter for years to come.
The city's normal snowfall is about 67 inches a year.
There's been so muc snow that members of the Idaho National Guard have been sent there to help clear the snow.
Tag for reference - Part II
My Step-father in law lives in CDA and has for at least twenty years (never asked how long but that’s how long he as been my wife’s step-father). He said he’s never seen anything like it.
Thanks for the ping! Bookmarked for later savoring. . .
There's a popular fishing show here in the Florida Keys that drifts into global warming, especially when guests from NOAA or the Marine Sanctuary appear. The host, Cal Sutphin, is a very good guy, tries to be fair, but can't find man made global warming opponent able to call into his program. I've sent him things, even sat in on one on-site broadcast, but I'm NOT the man to rattle this stuff off the top of my head.
If someone can think and speak on their feet about this and may want to have a little fun on the air, contact me any time. Cal's show's funny, and I'm sure he'd like to hear from you. (He just doesn't not have the background or time to investigate Global warming himself.)
Bump for a later read.
The C-Span 2 presentation by
the author of "The Deniers",
Lawrence Solomon, is still
available for viewing on line
(~ 50 minutes in length).
Dr. Roy W. Spencer, recorded March 4, 2008, at the International Conference on Climate Change, New York City, New York.
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"Why the IPCC models are wrong - Part 1" (8:34)
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"Why the IPCC models are wrong - Part 2" (8:52
Dr. Roy W. Spencer is a principal research scientist for the University of Alabama in Huntsville and the U.S. Science Team Leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR-E) on NASAs Aqua satellite. He has served as senior scientist for climate studies at NASAs Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. He is the Chief Climatologist for Rush Limbaugh's E.I.B. Network.