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Happy New Year

That date line is rolling around the world. May 2015 bring you happiness and good health.

Cheers!

 

Jo

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78 comments to Happy New Year

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    Gordon Ford

    The same to you and all that visit this site.
    Gordon

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    John of Cloverdale

    Happy New Year Jo and David. May 2015 be a good one for you and all the Jo Nova faithful.
    I have another 1 hour to go in Bangkok.

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    Pathway

    Continued success in seeking the truth.

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    John F. Hultquist

    Well, okay — HAPPY NEW YEAR!
    But it is just now 8:18 AM on Wednesday here. A few hours to go.
    Cheers.

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    Henry

    Happy New Year Jo! Thanks for keeping up the ‘battle’, it’s much appreciated around the world.

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    Sweet Old Bob

    May this be a Year of GOOD Cheer for ALL (except the flockers ) (:>))

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    James McCown

    Happy New Year to all you good Ladies and Gentlemen down under.

    May 2015 be the year when the global warming mythology is finally exposed as the fraud it is, and those who have promoted the fraud are brought to justice.

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    Rereke Whakaaro

    It is a glorious morning in the Land of the Long White Cloud. I hope you find peace, where ever you happen to be, on this day.

    Hari koa hou tau

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    Kevin Lohse

    6hrs 7 mins to go in east Kent.A happy and Prosperous New Year to all in Oz,

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    Peter Miller

    Happy New Year to all.

    Hopefully, we can say this again next year, but for the sake of us all and the economies of the West, let’s hope and pray the 2015 climate jamboree in Paris is a total and utter failure.

    My great hope for 2015 is growing and widespread recognition that the theory of CAGW has no basis in actual observations and can only be found in biased and manipulated computer models in which the required conclusion of imminent Thermageddon has been pre-programmed.

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    lance

    Happy New Year everyone….still about 11 hours for us here in Alberta….

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    Eric Worrall

    Happy New Year Jo and family, and everyone else on this blog :-)

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    Another Ian

    A good “Us and Them” start to the year in Canada

    http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/archives/we-dont-need-no-476.html#comments

    and comments

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    stargazer

    Happy New Year, JoNova. May we all come back at the end of 2015 happy and healthy.

    To all… may this year bring you all the best blessings of life.

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    Robber

    Happy New Year to all.
    May 2015 be a year of openness, honest debate and the return of scientific integrity in the flocker’s field of CAGW/CC/CD as they search for the final definition of the optimum global temperature and the perfect climate.
    And instead of another flock feast in Paris, perhaps their attention could be focused on achieving peace around the world and reducing poverty.

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    Neville

    Happy new year to Jo and her family and let’s hope 2015 focuses more light on the more extreme CAGW nonsense.

    BTW Susan Crockford has a new post about the higher sea ice around Canada. In fact it is almost at the highest level for the past 40+ years. And of course Polar bear populations are booming.

    http://polarbearscience.com/2014/12/26/polar-bear-habitat-more-arctic-sea-ice-in-canada-this-week-than-in-early-1970s/

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    Graeme No.3

    Happy New Year to all except the trolls, who are never happy anyway. May their miserable faces be made even sadder by the collapse of the AGW scam.

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    Safetyguy66

    Happy New Year Jo and David and to you thinking persons all.

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    TdeF

    Best wishes to all and real hope for the end of Global Nonsense and to focus world attention and the quangocrats of the UN on real issues like the tragic Ukraine, devastated Syria and Iraq, nuclear proliferation, North Korea and poverty.

    One thousands years ago, 1015 was the year of the invasion by King Cnut, king of Denmark, Norway and Sweden (Norway did not exist until the 20th century). His grandson Harold was to die in 1066 at the Battle of Hastings against William the Conqueror, himself the descendant of Rollo, another Norseman who founded Normandy, the land of the North Men. So it was the Danes against the Norwegians over who would call themselves English.

    Still we are left with the image of King Cnut in his chair bidding the seas to retreat just to show the futility of it. They were unsophisticated then. As our own Ross Garnaut and Tim Flannery explained, it could all have been done with a Carbon Tax, which according to the Australian this morning actually cost $5000+ for every ton of CO2 abated. (about $500 of fuel).

    Happy New Year.

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    el gordo

    All the best everyone and I expect nothing less than good news this year.

    ‘Tropical forests are growing faster than scientists thought due to rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

    ‘A Nasa-led study has found that tropical forests are absorbing 1.5 billion tons of carbon dioxide every year as they photosynthesise and grow.

    ‘And this is far more than is absorbed by the vast areas of boreal forest that encircle the Arctic.’

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2891432/Carbon-dioxide-emissions-help-tropical-rainforests-grow-faster-Study-shows-trees-absorb-greenhouse-gas-expected.html#ixzz3NWA0mnqK
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      TdeF

      Intersting. Yes, I have seen those massive boreal forests across Siberia. Endless. However CO2 is absorbed by rapidly growing trees, especially evergreens and this means the tropics. Without Global Warming, Siberia is unlikely to respond quickly to increased CO2. Deforestation in Northern Climates is also very important, as it also recovers very slowly with such a short growing season. The report was in the tropics, so of course the emphasis on the tropics has to be sensationalized. Still the news that CO2 induced growth is outstripping deforestation is good and for doomsday cultists, very disappointing. Those cans in the shelter have a use by date too.

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    DaveR

    Happy new Year to all, and keep up the good work Jo.

    TdeF. I thought you were going to say just they were unsophisticated then, our own Ross Garnaut and Tim Flannery are unsophisticated now.

    Just like Peter Hannan in the SMH, calling 2014 Australia’s 3rd warmest year on record since 1910, without the slightest acknowledgement of the controversy over the massive temperature record adjustments and the effect they have had.

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      TdeF

      Yes, having to flag sarcasm seems to spoil the effect. Is there nothing a ancient dead marsupial specialist and an economist cannot do to fix global problems? I remember all the warnings about the impending GFC? Ha!

      Besides the aborigines not climate change killed the giant wombats, just as the American migrants not climate change killed off America’s herds of horses, which had to be reintroduced by the Spanish. Nine million years in balance and gone in just 50,000 years as humans spread out. Strangely even Tim agrees, simply because it is so obvious. People’s views of prehistory, even modern history as now so flavored by political correctness they become meaningless. Cnut’s exercise at the beach smacks of an attempt at Direct Action, a symbolism people seem to need. Now if Cnut had known about windmills?

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    A happy and prosperous New Year to you where it’s already 2015, from somewhere where it’s still 2014.

    Cheers

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      Safetyguy66

      Good on ya Bob, please keep up the great work, your efforts in 2014 were fascinating, substantial and appreciated.

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    A Happy and Peaceful New Year to all who come here, to those who know the truth, and those who just want to find the truth, and even to those who seek to hide the truth, because you are our target. You think you can hide the truth by covering it with a blanket, and we’ll show you that your blanket is made of money.

    Tony.

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      Safetyguy66

      All the best Tony, keep that calculator warmed up. ;)

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        That Casio fx-100C is the original one I was issued with when I started as an Electrical Trades Instructor back in July of 1986. I have replaced the battery once in that time. It takes a single AA battery. On the back of the calculator it says 1.5Volts and 0.00003W, so 30 MicroWatts. I still have the original manual, and it says that the battery life ensures 17,500 hours of continuous operation.

        So, that calculator is as old as, umm, Bayswater Power Plant, (2640 MegaWatts Nameplate) commissioned in the same year, 1986.

        That’s the big and the small of electrical power right there.

        Tony.

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          KinkyKeith

          Got a Casio fx – 100s VPAM sitting unused for the past 15 years.

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          Rereke Whakaaro

          Tony, don’t forget that the numbers get worn over time. You start losing higher orders of decimal places if you are not careful.

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    Can’t get by without the two ‘J’s,’ Jo Nova and Judith Curry
    and their informative posters, u know who u are, some of u
    here right now! Happy New Year to all.

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    Annie

    Wishing a Happy New Year to all wherever you are.

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    Dennis

    Happy 2015 to you all.

    Seventeen years since global warming stalled …… start preparing the wood pile.

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    RoHa

    Oh, great. First it’s global Warming, now it’s Date Lines.

    We’re doomed. Happyish New Year.

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      Safetyguy66

      A new study has shown the effects of the New Year are only localised. :D

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        Rereke Whakaaro

        Yeah, us old-timers lived through the millennium change, and THAT was a global New Year. You youngsters today, just don’t know what a real New Year is like.

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    pat

    happy new year one and all…

    short, to the point, easy to follow – have emailed it to less sceptic friends & acquaintances:

    Steven Goddard: New Years Resolutions For Climate Scientists
    http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2014/12/30/new-years-resolutions-for-climate-scientists/

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      TdeF

      Great. He could add
      More new year’s resolutions to add to the list

      Stop lying about ‘ocean acidification’.
      Stop lying about the imminent destruction of the great barrier reef
      Stop lying about massive sea level rises
      Stop lying about 97% of scientists
      Stop lying about record temperatures
      Stop lying about bush fires being climate change
      Stop lying about drought being climate change
      Stop lying about floods being climate change
      Stop flying. Just stop flying. 30,000 people to Rio, Copenhagen, New York, Durban, Dubai, Lima.
      Stop buying up depressed beach front property, Tim and Al.

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      Stop ignoring the annual CO2 phase cancellation at the Antarctic between the effects of Henry’s law plankton photosynthesis.

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      Stop ignoring the Earths changing albedo.
      Stop ignoring the early wet chemical CO2 measurements.
      Stop ignoring the pre 1910 Australian temperature data.
      Stop ignoring the satellite temperature trends.
      Stop ignoring space dust.
      Stop ignoring the hydrocarbons on other planets and moons in the solar system.
      Stop ignoring irreversible natural change like errosion.
      Stop ignoring the cooling of Venus.
      Sto ignoring the Milankovitch cycles.
      Stop assuming everything was stable and perfect pre industrialisation.

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    Ruairi

    A Happy New Year to Joanne.
    I comment whenever I can.
    My Tip in your Jar,
    May not go too far.
    It’s just a small Thanks from a fan.
    [Joanne appreciates the sentiment and the help. On her behalf, thank you. -Fly]

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    May your country not be struck by large meteorites. May your grid be free from Carrington events. May wind turbines fall quiet for your sleep. May your gardens be enriched by plentiful CO2 and natural desalination. May the wars between your tyrants and your terrorists avoid you. May your sinkholes only swallow your corrupt banksters. May your parrasitic alarmists get community service. May your oil glut grow to a lasting energy glut. May your beneficial climate change continue. May your theorectical models bow to reality. May your lazy bureaucrats, eugenicists, drug dealers, ethicist philosophers and corrupt politicians be sent to colonise Mars. May prosperity stabilise your population and a wealthy reward for work end your crime. May your unionists and financial advisors be audited. May your religious leaders and high court judges etc choose adult partners. May you children learn to defy indoctrination and may truth correct your history.

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    philjourdan

    You were first, we will be one of the last. But Happy New Year to all Australians (10 hours late – hope the hangovers are done with).

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    The Backslider

    Felice año nuevo!!!

    It’s tonight for us :-)

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      philjourdan

      Bueno! Venezuela is 1/2 hour ahead of EST! SO I get to celebrate it twice, and never put down the glass!

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    Richo

    Steve Godard has a good new years resolution on his site.

    new years resolution for climate scientists

    Jo/David have a happy new year and I look forward to the release of David’s version 2.0 of his top down model.

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    PeterPetrum

    Happy New Year Jo, David and Family and all your bloggers from the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. Today is a beautiful day up here with temperatures of 25deg and the promise of a refreshing, garden soaking, thunderstorm this afternoon. The omens are good – let us hope that the evidence supporting the demise of the CO2 scam is so convincing that even our politicians have to recognise the truth.

    More strength to your arms, Jo and David.

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    KinkyKeith

    To Jo, David and Family and all who keep this ship running,

    A Happy and Prosperous New Year and Best wishes to all from a very hot and steamy Newcastle.

    My New Year wish is that Global Warming will be disarmed as a political weapon and make this site redundant.

    And no!

    I don’t mean that this site will just fold up; the great depth of discussion here suggests that it will morph into something which helps

    improve society by spreading an enlightened view of things and lift the weight of bad politics from our shoulders.

    Here’s to a fulfilling 2015 for all.

    KK

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    Debbie

    Happy New Year to all.
    Found this little gem this morning while checking news items.
    http://allafrica.com/stories/201412293272.html

    So where has all the global warming gone?
    It sounds like the name of a well known Dylan piece….long time passing…long time ago :-) :-)

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      PeterPetrum

      Umm, yes! All the heat has gone into the oceans – that old chestnut. Not according to NASA. What a pointless article, how on earth do they get published in any journal of note?

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    Um Debbie that has a problem. It is ruined by the daft illogic of …”surface temperatures will begin to climb again. When they do, we can expect the increase to resume the rapid pace observed during the late twentieth century, “.

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      The Backslider

      we can expect the increase to resume the rapid pace observed during the late twentieth century

      Rapid pace? The planet warmed 0.3 degrees over 20 years. Hardly rapid.

      There is no statistically significant difference between the warming rates of the late 1800′s, early 1900′s and between 1978 and 1998 – courtesy of Professor Phil Jones, CRU East Anglia.

      Shame also that the Argo buoys have not measured “the missing heat”.

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      Debbie

      Yes Sliggy,
      The whole piece uses much daft logic and wishy washy conjecture.
      It would’ve been much easier just to say:
      “It hasn’t warmed like we expected and we don’t know why!!”
      Actually the whole piece is really quite pointless…yet it got a run today filed under science.
      As Jo often points out, the error margins in the models are often greater than the ‘teased out’ warming trend that there has been soooooo much hand waving about.
      The whole idea that there is such a thing as a utopian average global climate, based on global average temperatures, that can be controlled by government legislation is just plain silly.
      The climate/weather is clearly not aware that it is supposed to ‘comply’ and STOP CHANGING IT’S MIND!!!
      :-)

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        el gordo

        “It hasn’t warmed like we expected and we don’t know why!!”

        That would be a bridge too far.

        ‘New research indicates that shifts in Pacific trade winds played a key role in twentieth century climate variation and are likely again influencing global temperatures. The study uses a novel method of analyzing coral chemistry to reveal winds from a century ago.’

        http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/12/141222131356.htm

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    Leigh

    And happy new year to you and your own Jo.
    Now for Paris and what new way knew way global warming is going to “kill” us all.

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    Willy

    Health and happiness to all for the new year.

    Thanks for such a great site Jo, David and the regular commenters.

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    Climate Researcher

    May I suggest that 2015 will be the year when astute climate researchers come to the realisation that surface temperatures are controlled by thermodynamic processes (sensible convective heat transfers) as distinct from radiative heat transfer. This is the 21st century new paradigm shift I first wrote about late in 2012. Momentum is gathering as other climate blogs like The Hockey Schtick, Clive Best and Tallbloke get onto the effect of gravity, even though they have not correctly explained the energy transfer mechanisms which can be explained by the Second Law of Thermodynamics. You only have to wonder a little about how the Venus surface warms when the Sun shines to start to realise that it’s not all about radiation absorbed by the surface.

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    Wayne Job

    Happy and prosperous new year to all here and our gracious hosts. This year promises to be for me, looking at the indications of dissidents world wide, a year of back flips in many scientific fields. Viva la revolution and viva la internet, it has them buggered.

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    Mark D.

    A happy new year to everyone except the red thumb-ers!

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    Roy Hogue

    Happy and prosperous New Year to one and all.

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    Unmentionable

    A late “same to you”, Jo, and Co. This is a great site, a never-ending stream of enormously informative articles over the past year, definitely a place to read and learn. Thank you, and also the many interesting commenters. Keep the b@astards honest … a sad tired cliche these days, but it’s true in this case.

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    gai

    Happy New Year to all, and may this new year bring us honest politicians and honest Climastrologists.

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      Roy Hogue

      …and may this new year bring us honest politicians and honest Climastrologists.

      Amen to that!

      Unfortunately it seems a forlorn hope, Don Quixote’s impossible dream — no better than jousting at windmills, of which we have far too many.

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