Guest post by Alec Rawls
A Fox News story on the leaked draft of AR5 got big attention through the Drudge Report the other week. Fox reporter Maxim Lott begins by quoting a sentence from the Second Order Draft that seems to acknowledge a larger solar influence on climate than previously estimated:
“ do suggest the possibility of a much larger impact of solar variations on the stratosphere than previously thought, and some studies have suggested that this may lead to significant regional impacts on climate,” reads a draft copy of a major, upcoming report from the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley
I am designing a cottage orné in the high Classical manner, to be built on our little patch of the Scottish Highlands. The Doric Order, the earliest of the three orders of Grecian architecture that have been so influential throughout the Western world, has always impressed me by its elegant solidity. If there is an architectural embodiment of the virtue of honesty, it is the Doric.
Have a peek at this:
Believe it or not, I already know how to fly this beauty, thanks to FlightGear. Imagine being able to go for a spin in this plane and getting paid for it! What a beautiful aircraft.
Update: Just for fun, have a look at this:
I have had the pleasure of flying a 737 many years ago. It really is that easy. As long as everything is working properly that is. That is why you still need a good pilot in the seat. When you have that many whirling bits and gadgets things do have a nasty tendency of going sideways every once in a while. And just so you know, those whirling cylinders are the elevator (horizontal stabiliser) trim wheels being activated by the autopilot.
IPCC AR5 draft leaked, contains game-changing admission of enhanced solar forcing - as well as a lack of warming to match model projections, and reversal on 'extreme weather'
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UPDATE1: Andrew Revkin at the NYT weighs in, and semi endorses the leak, see update below - Anthony
UPDATE2: Alternate links have been sent to me, should go faster now. - Anthony
UPDATE3: The main site is down but a large "all in one" RAR file (and bittorrent) has been created by a readers, see below.
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Guest post by Alec Rawls
Solar warming and ocean equilibrium, part 4
I emailed Dr. Muscheler about the very strange remarks that were attributed to him in the recently released report on last year's NCAR workshop: The Effects of Solar Variability on Earth's Climate. Dr. Muscheler says that the report's version of his remarks "is obviously a mistake," but he answers my query about what he had…