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Global Cooling great for polar bears, but birds stressed by the cold weather January 11, 2009

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Global Cooling great for polar bears, but birds stressed by the cold weather

By the blogowner, honestclimate, January 11, 2009

The weather across Europe may be more akin to the Arctic, but at least one resident of the Berlin Zoo is enjoying the icy temperatures.

Berlin's legendary polar bear, Knut, was in his element in the snow and ice, playing ball with zoo visitors and wandering around his enclosure.

Berlin’s legendary polar bear, Knut, was in his element in the snow and ice, playing ball with zoo visitors and wandering around his enclosure.

Read the full polar bear article here

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Birds stressed by cold weather

Icy Somerset Levels

Important feeding areas have been frozen over since Christmas

Wintering birds on the Somerset Levels are under stress due to the prolonged cold weather and the public are being asked not to disturb them.

Natural England is asking people to stay away from lakes and riverbanks so that the birds can conserve their energy and are not forced into flight.

Birds such as ducks, swans and waders have been unable to feed and roost due to the frozen ground.

Voluntary restraint on licensed shooting has also been requested.

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1. Spaceand Science Research Center - January 11, 2009

Good Evening.

You are invited to view the just issued press release from the Space and Science Research Center (SSRC PR 1-2009) at the SSRC web site link:

http://www.spaceandscience.net/id16.html

The release is titled: “Obama Climate Change Advisers Holgren and Lubchenco Are Told Global Warming Is Over, Time to Prepare the US for the New Cold Era.”

Regards,

John Casey
Director
Space and Science Research Center
4700 Millenia Blvd. Ste. 175
Orlando, FL 32839
Tel: 407-835-3635
Fax: 407-210-3901

2. Tuukka Simonen - January 12, 2009

1.) Is there a “global cooling” and why has the sea ice is around the Arctic been at the lowest level measured during the past few months? The year 2008 was among the top 10 warmest since 1880’s or so.

2.) How would “global cooling” affect the polar bears since they only live in the Arctic (and some zoos)?

3.) What does the local cold weather has to do with climate?

3. honestclimate - January 12, 2009

Dear Tuuka Simonen

Maybe this chart will help explain the difference between weather and climate to you:

https://anhonestclimatedebate.wordpress.com/2008/12/05/understanding-man-made-climate-change/

4. Tuukka Simonen - January 13, 2009

Am I asking too difficult questions? The year 2008 was way warmer than average, thus saying “global cooling” is simply not true.

5. honestclimate - January 13, 2009

Dear Tuukka Simonen

We can argue all day, but if we don’t have a record hot year soon, the catastrophic man-made global warming theory will be dead in the water.

Maybe you should come back again and argue when HadCrut3 annual anomaly shows a record hot year, until then it’s seems a bit silly arguing about man-made global warming. At the rate the globe is cooling I expect that it will be many, many, many years away.

In the mean time, dress warmly, it’s getting mighty cold out there!

6. Tuukka Simonen - January 15, 2009

You really don’t get it? Climate is NOT about breaking record for a single year. Talking about average global temperature of a single year has very little to do with climate.

You may want to start with this page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate

“Climate (from Ancient Greek klima, meaning inclination) is commonly defined as the weather averaged over a long period of time. The standard averaging period is 30 years, but other periods may be used depending on the purpose.”

Check the latest 30 years and look if it’s warmer than the previous 30 years or the 30 years before it and you’ll see what this is all about.

PLEASE read this with open mind. [Link removed, stick to the science, not websites which engage in ad hominem attacks, pls]

The globe is NOT cooling and there is no data which would shot that the current noise in the trend has statistically significant effect. The “cooling” you are talking about is for a really short period of time which tell you nothing about climate. And you won’t even get statistically significant cooling since the standard deviation is so wide.

7. honestclimate - January 15, 2009

Dear Tuukka Simonen

You say:
“You really don’t get it? Climate is NOT about breaking record for a single year. Talking about average global temperature of a single year has very little to do with climate.”
-No, I think I’ve got it. In the world of climate alarmism, hot = hot and record cold = hot too.

It’s all explained here:
https://anhonestclimatedebate.wordpress.com/2008/12/05/understanding-man-made-climate-change/

P.S Quoting from Tamino does nothing for your cause!


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