Archive for the ‘geologist’ Category
Dr. Rameshwar Bali
Center of Advanced Study in Geology
Dr. Rameshwar Bali received his Ph.D. in Structural Geology in 1988 from the Lucknow University. He has published Six papers in International and 14 papers in National Journals He has been Principal Investigator of DST sponsored three major projects on Landslide investigation in Himalayas. Dr. Bali is also Co- Principal Investigator of two DST sponsored projects. One on GANGOTRI GLACIER and the other dealing with the Structural and Neotectonic evolution of Northeast Himalaya. Presently Principal investigator of a major DST sponsored project on PINDARI GLACIER .
His current research interests includes:
1. Impact of Climate change on Himalayan Glaciers and Chronology of Glaciation in
2. Morphotectonic and Neotectonic evolution of Himalayan region.
James Lawrence Powell study of science papers concerning AGW revealed 24 that rejected AGW which included 1 on glaciers by Bali.
Bali et al. 2011Following the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report of 2001, a hype regarding the future of Himalayan glaciers, flooding of Indo-Gangetic plains and coastal areas and drying of glacially fed rivers has been created. However, the recent studies of some of the Himalayan glaciers indicate that the rate of recession of most of the glaciers in general is on decline. These observations are in contradiction to the widely popularized concept of anthropogenically induced global warming. It is believed that the rise of temperature of around 0.6A degrees C since mid-nineteenth century is a part of decadal to centennial-scale climatic fluctuations that have been taking place on this Earth for the past few thousands of years.
Other papers authored by Bali are less explicit.
We argue that the late Quaternary glaciations in the Pindar valley were modulated by changing insolation and summer monsoon intensity including the LIA, whereas the 20th century recessional trends can be attributed to post-LIA warming.
Robert Merlin “Bob” Carter is a palaeontologist, stratigrapher, marine geologist and adjunct professorial research fellow in earth sciences at James Cook University, Queensland. Retired- now works as science advisor for Heartland Institute to cast doubt on AGW.
Carter is critical of the IPCC and believes “alarmist” statements about dangerous human-caused global warming are unjustified. In 2005, he argued against climate change being “man-made” by asserting that the global average temperature did not increase between 1998 and 2005, while the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increased. In 2007, Carter participated in an expert panel discussion after the airing of The Great Global Warming Swindle documentary on ABC.
His position on global warming has been criticized by other scientists such as David Karoly, James Renwick and Ove Hoegh-Guldberg.
Carter has published primary research in the related field of palaeoclimatology, investigating New Zealand’s climate extending back to 3.9 Ma. He has also published several critiques of anthropogenic global warming in economics journals. In 2009, he co-authored a paper in the Journal of Geophysical Research claiming the El Niño-Southern Oscillation can account for most of the global temperature variation of the last fifty years. A comment on this paper was published by nine other scientists in the same journal. Carter with co-authors John Mclean and Chris de Freitas submitted a response to this comment but claimed they were censored.
He is a contributor and reviewer of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) 2009 report, Climate Change Reconsidered and lead author of the 2011 interim report.
In 2012, documents stolen from The Heartland Institute revealed that Carter was paid a monthly fee of $1,667 (USD), “as part of a program to pay ‘high-profile individuals who regularly and publicly counter the alarmist [anthropogenic global warming] message’.” While Carter did not deny that the payments took place, he would not disclose what the payments were for. Carter “emphatically denies” any suggestion that his scientific opinion on climate change can be bought or swayed by funding. Other journalists have argued that Carter’s fee of $19,080 a year is insignificant compared to the billions of dollars those who support climate alarm receive.
Carter has appeared as a witness in front of the Parliament of Australia, and testified before the United States Senate on the issue of climate change. From his Wikipedia entry
Bob (at 5.00 min) earning his Heartland salary.
For the last three years, satellite-measured average global temperature has been declining. Given the occurrence also of record low winter temperatures and massive snowfalls across both hemispheres this year, IPCC members have now entered panic mode, the whites of their eyes being clearly visible as they seek to defend their now unsustainable hypothesis of dangerous, human-caused global warming.
Bob Carter waiting for the next ice-age – any day now – since 2009
Nonetheless, by coincidence, growing recognition of a threat of climatic cooling is correct, because since the turn of the 21st century all real world, long-term climate indicators have turned downwards. Global atmospheric temperature reached a peak in 1998, has not warmed since 1995 and, has been cooling since 2002. Some people, still under the thrall of the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change’s disproved projections of warming, seem surprised by this cooling trend, even to the point of denying it.
ending the piece with-
Perhaps a reassessment will finally occur when two-metre thick ice develops again on Father Thames at London Bridge, or when cooling causes massive crop failure in the world’s granary belts.
Bob Carter is often critical of computer predictions of the IPCC being wrong- according to Bob his prediction of a coming little ice age will show who’s right. Time will tell.
Dr Norman Page- an oil consultant with a PhD, in Geology at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. [so many geologists are turning up a new category has been added just for them]. Why are fossil fuel geologists so sceptical?
Has guest post with WUWT
The peak is broad with only a little cooling to date but this will likely accelerate from 2015 or 2016 on reflecting the beginning of the increase in the cosmic ray count already seen from 2004 – 2009 in Fig 6. The cooling will last until 2030- 2040. Often the signal for a climate direction change is a see saw effect between Arctic and Antarctic sea ice. The Arctic is still reflecting the peak in the warming trend with low summer ice values.
The first indication of a cooling event is however the increase in Antarctic sea ice which has already occurred.
The article is round up of – the ice-age is coming- the Sun is less active [but was really active in the 90s]- cosmic rays- blah blah. And this despite another Geologist saying much the same thing just 3 months earlier on WUWT when David Archibald asks the question- When will it get cooler?
Norman’s predictions of impending cold are also mentioned at Climate Depot [June 2010] advising-
There is no threat from the burning of fossil fuels for the forseeable future, indeed an increase in CO2 would positively help in feeding the burgeoning population.
For the next 20 years climate science should be devoted to improving and enlarging the entire climate data base in particular with regard to solar data of all kinds. No climate model runs should be made until 2025 by which time the inputs will hopefully be more relevant to the real world.
The quick answer why it is not cooling can be found here.
If you want more cooling go to Norman’s blog
Norman Page is pretty low down with only 2 articles, but this page will be here in 3- 4 -5 years time just to see those predictions come true.
David Archibald, Geology BA [so technically a scientist] Australia. Geologist with Summa Development Limited. Associated with Australia’s Lavoisier Group, which was established specifically to be skeptical of climate change. The group receives funding from the coal and oil industry.
“There are no deleterious consequences of higher atmospheric carbon dioxide levels. Higher atmospheric carbon dioxide levels are wholly beneficial,” he added. “Anthropogenic Global Warming is so miniscule that the effect cannot be measured from year to year, and even from generation to generation”
Believes the ‘sun wot dun it’- has written papers that cite each other- “Solar Cycles 24 and 25 and Predicted Climate Response” in Energy and Environment in 2006 , considered to be the worst paper in scientific history [link] uses a few temperature locations and in one case just one that just happen to correlate to solar variance and then uses this as proof that the world is cooling.
Energy and Environment Journal is supposedly a peer reviewed science journal yet is not rated internationally and the publication of choice for sceptics who can’t find a proper journal to publish their work. see here