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Arnd Bernaerts & Ocean Warming

January 21, 2016

By Paul Homewood  




Ron Clutz has taken a look at Dr Arnd Bernearts’ latest paper, “Offshore Wind-Parks and Northern Europe’s Mild Winters: Contribution from Ships, Fishery, et cetera?”

This is the Abstract:

The marine environment of North Sea and Baltic is one of the most heavily strained by numerous human activities. Simultaneously water and air temperatures increase more than elsewhere in Europe and globally, which cannot be explained with “global warming”. The climatic change issue would be better understood if this extraordinary regional warming is sufficiently explained. The regional features are unique for in-depth studies due to different summer-winter conditions, shallowness of the seas, geographical structure, and main pathway for maritime weather patterns moving eastwards. The impact of sea activities on the seasonal sea water profile structure is contributing to stronger regional warming, change in growing season, and less severe sea ice conditions. The impact of the man, whether small or large, should be understood very soon and very thoroughly.


Ron offers his thoughts and extracts here.

  1. David Richardson permalink
    January 21, 2016 1:20 pm

    Paul – the first comment on this piece over at Science Matters by Nicholas Schroeder is as good a cAGW put down in a few words as you will see.

  2. January 21, 2016 4:27 pm

    I would have thought a warm winter was a good thing.

    • January 21, 2016 4:41 pm

      Well, a warm winter is not something we should discuss about in terms of good or bad. There are a few years since we’re having milder winters and this fact should turn our attention and make us annalyse why is that happening. And yes, our activity on the sea and on the oceans of the world (we are practically stirring the waters like a soup) seems to have an important role in climate change. I have been following this phenomenon and reading about this subject for some time (including here, on and many ideas are linking together.

    • January 21, 2016 5:05 pm

      If you are interested in this subject, I recommend you to take a look here: You’ll find a longer and very well documented text on Northern Europe’s mild winters.

  3. January 21, 2016 4:57 pm

    I’m glad that people are starting to be aware on this issue, since, in my oppinion, is an important one. As I’ve mentioned above, this is a subject of great interest for me and I am not satisfied when I see that plenty of money for research and of attention go to other factors that are considered to play a role in ocean warming and climate change. But…. we are stirring the oceans like a soup (by naval war and naval exercises, fisheries, offshore wind farms and so on) and some of us expect that their actions will have no effect…. Wrong! We live on a planet covered by water and our activity on the oceans has repercussions on the entire planet.

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