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This is the blog of Mike Haseler who lives in Scotland and is a sceptic - not just of climate but his interests also include archaeology and politics.

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Scottish Sceptic: Sceptics, Gunshots, Meteorites & swarms of dykes.

The moon has craters the earth does not. Present theories explaining the lack of craters do not seem credible One possibility is that we are missing the circular features (such as the area around Glastonbury) Another is that the meteorites …

2017-04-28 11:57   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: Why Volcanoes swell before an eruption

Current models explaining the swelling of a volcano before eruption point to explanations involving an expansion of the magma chamber and an increase in magma volume Simple calculations presented here show that thermal expansion alone is quite sufficient to explain …

2017-04-27 10:18   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: Are we, the public, being played like an orchestra by the media?

The fashion industry plan “new” “exciting” “fashion” years in advance in a cynical manipulation of consumers (mostly women). The way the SNP have been allowed to go on at length about Brexit and referendum in Scotland seems to me to …

2017-04-26 12:21   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: Could CO2 be a cooling gas?

We all know that according to basic science CO2 is supposed to warm the globe. And based solely on its radiative properties I would agree. However… I horrible thought crossed my mind the other day. Anyone who has been reading …

2017-04-25 15:07   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: Delayed melting of glaciers

For a while whenever someone mentions Arctic ice – and then I mention growing Greenland surface ice and they counter with the old chestnut “Bulk ice is melting” I then counter with the Haseler rebuke: “but surface ice tells us …

2017-04-25 14:00   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: Election 8th June – a Scottish perspective

In 2014 the Scottish people voted against leaving the UK and for remaining part of the UK. Last year we in Scotland having committed to take decisions like brexit as part of the UK agreed to leave the EU. As …

2017-04-18 11:47   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: A Sceptic University

The core to the University will be the supervisor-researcher relationship This relationship will involve a huge commitment from both supervisor & researcher. With no buildings, the University would in effect be an “academic dating site” matching researchers and supervisors Whilst …

2017-04-17 11:00   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: A Sceptic University

The core to the University will be the supervisor-researcher relationship This relationship will involve a huge commitment from both supervisor & researcher. With no buildings, the University would in effect be an “academic dating site” matching researchers and supervisors Whilst …

2017-04-17 06:41   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: School of Scepticism

We need to combat the groupthink that has developed in Universities as shown in the area of climate Sceptics from years outside Universities show great diversity of views – and encouraging older experienced people could restore the “genetic diversity” of …

2017-04-15 20:45   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: A Scottish Panama Canal

The panama canal is 48 miles cuts through land rising to nearly 100m above sea level is about 35m wide and has 6 locks. It carries a 1000 ships each year and is supposedly one of the seven wonders of …

2017-04-13 18:13   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: Sceptical of sceptics?

When I first decided I had to campaign on climate, I knew that the subject had been corrupted – I knew that if this evil dogma was not controlled it would literally destroy western civilisation – and coming from “within …

2017-04-13 11:39   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: Contrail warming in context

Comment: Global warming was not important in my analysis Comment: CO2 was not important or relevant Comment: Natural variation was not important I now understand why researchers tend to “look where the light is” and often ignore the big picture. …

2017-04-10 10:20   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: The cause of 1970-2000 warming.

We present initial findings showing a correlation between warming over Quebec & major US “flying holidays”. Research from NASA shows cirrus clouds, formed by contrails from aircraft engine exhaust, can account for a warming trend in the United States that …

2017-04-09 11:42   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: Help needed from Old Americans who can remember 1950s re old July 4th celebrations

I’ve found a lot of evidence that pollution in the 1970s cooled the climate and that the ending of this pollution caused the 1970-2000 warming. I’m trying to test this hypothesis by looking for a link between events like the …

2017-04-03 16:28   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: The biggest global experiment disproving CO2 as the main cause of late 20th century warming

Great news! The UK, Chinese, India and US government and have all consented to allow this hugely important experiment to proceed! Having examined temperature records and the global distribution of warming I am now convinced that early-style pollution associated globally …

2017-04-02 11:14   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: Is the regionality of the little ice-age proof against CO2 warming?

Reading the official mouthpiece of the Greenblob (wikipedia) I read: The NASA Earth Observatory notes three particularly cold intervals: one beginning about 1650, another about 1770, and the last in 1850, all separated by intervals of slight warming. “Little Ice …

2017-04-01 09:38   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: Pause for thought

(Sorry not an April fool – I was planning something but I was making such progress I didn’t have time to complete). After examining the temperature records with a view to creating a single “reliable” record, I realised that something …

2017-04-01 09:19   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: Animation proving link between SO2 reducing areas and warming

I’ve put together this map to show how the areas with reducing SO2 emissions in the period 2001-11 (blue) are linked by the trade winds with warming hotspots as shown by the 2001-11 GISS map. This shows that virtually the …

2017-03-31 22:39   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: More on China SO2

First let’s show the maps that make me so excited SO2 emissions as seen via satellite: Now let’s focus on that Chinese plume which I’ve highlighted in green: Now let’s see the temperature trend map for this area: As you …

2017-03-31 19:56   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: Why climate models fail!

After publishing my previous article showing very strong that pollution works in two different ways to affect the climate: one causing warming and the other cooling, I was asked the question: “don’t the climate models include aerosols/SO2″ The answer is …

2017-03-31 18:26   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: Important!! Air pollution causes both Cooling AND warming

I’ve been working on the relationship between pollution and warming hotspots. Fortunately I’ve been using the general term “pollution” and not attributing the change to any specific chemicals or particles. Because things went a bit haywire as you will read. …

2017-03-31 13:13   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: Evidence for air pollution affecting climate

I’ve gathered together some material on air pollution and its affects on climate. This shows very conclusively that the link has been known for some time … however, the associated commentary has been moved to a new article as I …

2017-03-31 12:21   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: CO2 92% incompatible with available evidence, 91% compatible with EAIW

I’ve been in a few tweet engagements today and have realised that I could now count as a believer in “man-made warming” – although whilst there is still no evidence that could anywhere confirm CO2 induced warming, the evidence does …

2017-03-31 01:07   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: PhDs – Making use of the vast pool of skilled retired people

As a society we use PhDs as a way to provide additional university level training to young people. Young people who have never seen a real job, do not understand the world outside education and are generally fairly wet-behind the …

2017-03-30 11:26   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: Happy #Brexitday

There can be few times in modern history where the political classes and most of the media were so united in a view that was so contrary to the popular will. In many countries that clash between the political “elite” …

2017-03-29 10:43   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: CO2 was not cause of Global Warming between 1979-1993

I’ve been examining how global planetary temperature can be predicted from various things like pressure and tropospheric height. The reason for this is that planets appear to have their tropopause at a constant 0.1bar pressure. And like a thermometer as …

2017-03-28 15:32   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: Addendum to proof disproved?

In my last article Proof” disproved and then further proof re Global temperature I mentioned that the ISO standard pressure model for atmosphere had not changed. This is because according to a simple readjustment of the relationship of pressure with …

2017-03-28 14:21   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: Understanding Global temperatures X – 1970s Global cooling and 2000s Pause

In previous articles I explained how the 1970-2000 warming was very likely caused by pollution reduction measures: Understanding Global Temperature VIII – It was the greens wot warmed us!! Understanding Global Temperature ix the role ofCO2 Today prompted by some …

2017-03-28 11:34   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: Guardian: in despair at Trump & still haemorrhaging profits

The Guardian had a headline: Trump begins tearing up Obama’s years of progress on tackling climate change I was intrigued to know just how bad the snowflakes are taking Trumps dismantling of Obama’s absurd and unconstitutional changes. As normal, rather …

2017-03-28 09:43   Click to comment

Scottish Sceptic: “Proof” disproved and then further proof re Global temperature

Yesterday I proved that global temperature is controlled by the equation: T0  = L.htrop/{1- (Ptrop/p0)^(R0.L/g.M)} Where p = pressure at height h (pa) .. or … Ptrop = pressure at troposphere (assumed to be 0.1bar) p0 = pressure at surface …

2017-03-28 09:14   Click to comment


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