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Nothing Unusual Happening in Climate Change, Over 40 New Scientific Papers Confirm

March 27, 2018

By Paul Homewood


Dellers writes:



The scare about global warming is overdone, according to more than 40 scientific papers published in just the first three months of 2018.

What their charts clearly show is that “nothing climatically unusual is happening.”

In the chart below from a study by Polovodova et al, we see that 20th century warming is perfectly normal in a long-term historical context. It was no warmer – indeed, is slightly cooler – than either the Roman Warm Period or the Medieval Warming Period.



What we also learn from the papers is that these warming periods were global – not, as alarmists like to claim to support their scaremongering thesis, local:

A number of strident global warming scientists prefer to dismiss the significance of Europe’s temperature record, claiming that it is local in nature and does not tell us what is really happening globally. However, other papers fully contradict this. For example, a paper by Wündsch et al., 2018 shows us that the warming today in South Africa also is nothing unusual.

It’s global, stupid

Temperature reconstructions show the same is true in Southeast Australia, according to  McGowan et al., 2018, Northern Alaska (Hanna et al., 2018), the Tibetan Plateau (Li et al., 2018), South Korea (Song et al., 2018), Antarctica (Mikis, 2018), to cite just a few among dozens of others.

In further bad news for climate alarmists, it seems that two of their favorite bellwethers of global warming doom – Greenland and the South Pole, are cooling not warming.

Here’s Greenland, from a study by Mikkelsen et al.

This puts Greenland’s recent warm spell in its historical context: over 150 years it wasn’t unusual. Temperatures now are cooler than they were in the 1930s.

A separate study confirms that Greenland is on a cooling trend:

Furthermore, much to the surprise of global warming scientists, Greenland temperatures have again been falling since 2000. Westergaard-Nielsen et al., 2018examined the most recent and detailed trends based on MODIS (2001–2015) and concluded that if there is any general trend for Greenland it is “mostly cooling”.

As is the South Pole:

At the other end of the planet at the South Pole, new findings by Cerrone and Fusco, 2018 confirm the large increase in the southern hemisphere sea ice and suggest it “arises from the impact of climate modes and their long-term trends”.

They write that the results indicate a progressive cooling has affected the year-to-year climate of the sub-Antarctic since the 1990s and that the SIC [sea ice concentration] shows upward annual, spring, and summer trends.

Global warming? What global warming??

  1. Gerry, England permalink
    March 27, 2018 12:51 pm

    Good to see that so many feel that the environment is now safe for them to publish reports dissenting from the warmist line.

  2. March 27, 2018 1:28 pm

    Perhaps it is that they ARE being published now.

  3. March 27, 2018 1:42 pm

    Nice to have my FB picture back. Earlier it could not be “fetched”.

    The global warming issue has always been such a hoax, to those such as myself, who have had paleobotany. I learned about the glacial episodes when in junior high.

    Just last evening, I watched a youtube episode by a paleontologist about why the same dinosaurs were found north to south and somewhat “worldwide.” The north to south in what is now the US, was due to an unbroken area with a large sea dividing western from eastern. Prior was the Pangea super-continent so they could move all over.

    .But the real kicker was that there were NO polar ice caps. It was all one happy warm zone. There must have been a whole lot of fossil fuel power plants. Oh, wait, coal was in the process of forming during these periods. Nevermind.

    • Broadlands permalink
      March 27, 2018 2:05 pm

      Yes, Joan… and don’t forget that the ice caps began to form in the late Eocene when CO2 was more than double what it is today…

      Nature 461, 1110-1113 (22 October 2009) Paul N. Pearson, Gavin L. Foster, Bridget S. Wade

      Atmospheric carbon dioxide through the Eocene–Oligocene climate transition.

      “Geological and geochemical evidence indicates that the Antarctic ice sheet formed during the Eocene–Oligocene transition 33.5–34.0 million years ago. Modelling studies suggest that such ice-sheet formation might have been triggered when atmospheric carbon dioxide levels fell below a critical threshold of ~750 p.p.m.v. During maximum ice-sheet growth, pCO2 was between 450 and 1,500 p.p.m.v., with a central estimate of 760 p.p.m.v.”

    • Adrian permalink
      March 27, 2018 4:01 pm

      Up to a point. Academics are driven by a number of things:

      Employment is number one, and that is invariably governed by research income, more dosh = wages. And there has been a lot, no that is not a big enough word, there has been a HUMUNGOUS vast pot of easy easy money pouring out from grant awarding bodies (our money by the way) to essentially investigate the accepted status quo of potential ‘planetary disaster’ from AGW.

      Ecological principles tell us the more resource the more consumers. Actual REAL research is costly, field work, travel assistants, etc etc. and slow. Modelling is essentially easy and cheap. So more profit margin for modelling. So we get nothing but endless buttock-clenchingly poor ‘research’, undertaken by invariably mediocre people. Much of the income is used to fund PhD, so get a further generation of soft-money seeking experts on fiction.

      Employment is also governed by publication, and journals are governed by income (nothing more). So there is a feedback here more journals seeking more papers, and the peer-review process gets p.ssed out the window to ensure enough material to fill journals, because there isn’t simple enough actual good research out there to support an expanding realm of potential profit for publishers.

      Ego and prestige are also important, absolutely. Once you have your job secure with easy money and poor research being lauded as important at conference after conference and media appearance after media appearance. It’s lovely. Money and fame and adoration and lots of like-minded buddies to have post presentation drinks and conference dinners with.

      You want to counter this? Well good luck with that. You wont get any grants. No money means no chance to do anything except experience constant harassment about why you have no research income to fund your job. No funding = no chance to research = no publication and NO nice conferences.

      It’s the way of modern state-funded research, via one route or another, it is the only source of funding most ‘science’.

      I know about this.

      • Jack Broughton permalink
        March 27, 2018 4:16 pm

        Sadly, I agree with most of what you say. I believe that the math modelling world have so little understanding of the difficulties and limitations of measurements that they actually believe that models over-rule observation. It is cheap science and mostly poorly formed but visually impressive.

  4. March 27, 2018 2:10 pm

    Could it be chance that the great US of A have refuted global warming and climate change?

  5. March 27, 2018 2:10 pm

    Reblogged this on Climate Collections.

  6. Colin Brooks permalink
    March 27, 2018 2:10 pm

    These papers confirm to us what we already know but can anyone suggest a way to raise the eyes of politicians up from the trough?


    • Colin Brooks permalink
      March 27, 2018 2:14 pm


      Where the snout goes; the eyes will surely follow 🙂

      • Jack Broughton permalink
        March 27, 2018 3:42 pm

        With politicians it is “Where the snout goes , the Ayes will surely follow”!

  7. Athelstan permalink
    March 27, 2018 4:57 pm

    Hmm, nothing to see here but the earth’s natural ‘noise’ and the climate wends imperiously onwards doing it’s own thing – no s*6& Sherlock! 40 academic papers say it is so but crikey, THE REALISTS could have told ’em that 30 odd years ago, they wouldn’t listen then, they’re still not listening now but the time is a coming and the reckoning is about to commence.

    From Penn state climastrology lab Michael E Mann,
    to NOAA,
    NSIDC and Mark Serreze.
    to every university science faculty in the UK and probably the western hemisphere,
    in the offices of the climate worldwide fraud fund,
    the Fiends of the Earth,
    UK enviro-mental heads agency,
    caroline lucas doing an Exorcist 360º head swivei,
    the department of Dead heads, Ecowarriors, Fixated Ruinable Advocates, michael gove.idiot,
    the UK Education blob,
    the department of Busybodies Ecowarriors and Industrial Suicide lunatics,
    Parliament – all of the tories, lav’s other bubble idiots, mother maybot,
    the corporate blob, Deutshebank, GS, MorganbliarStanley,
    george soros,
    al beeb,,
    the catholic church,
    EU UN
    Jezzbollah Corbyn
    the nanny state,
    the Dumbocrats,
    and whosoever else peddles, spouts the BS MM CO₂= warming line.

    All of them have their fat pudgy, grease stained dirty fingers in their ears, shouting, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la at the tops of their voices we can’t hear you!!

    But then why wouldn’t they. always follow the money. Unless, in soros’s case understand the deliberate undermining done by the Critical theorists, its Marxist deconstruction of demanding and fashioning the permanent oblivion of the western model of what some might name Christiano-civilization line.

    NB, you will be defunded, the taxpayers have had quite enough of your climate mythologizing BS and lies.

    Enough, now get thee gone.

    • Athelstan permalink
      March 27, 2018 5:00 pm

      ah, damn it, extra apostrophe again – smacked hand and face.

      • Bitter@twisted permalink
        March 28, 2018 7:18 am

        Tut, tut.

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