Friday, 11 July 2014



Hi John - I bravely survived the sun damage surgery; but with a little less skin. The surgeon sensibly recommended a stiff whisky to dull any pain. 

(UPDATE - New Scientist 28 June 2014 article says: "Ice sheets on course for collapse."  Which will bring metres of sea-level rise. BUT when?)

To continue our discussion and your points below:

Mini ice age and Thames freezing? The middle-ages mini ice age is currently attributed to less sunspot activity which diverted the jet stream which brought in cold air from Siberia (the east). Global Warming (today increased by 0.5C) is predicted to bring more extreme weather events because weather is driven by air and ocean temperature. So, yes, a mini ice age could happen in the midst of global warming. My view is that as Greenland melts, the UK seas will be cooled - and our weather will get colder. The mini ice age sunspot cycle could repeat - but it won't solve /stop global warming.

Quick Frozen Mammoths? Found mostly in northern Russia and Alaska, are attributed by Immanuel Veliskovsky, by reference to Bible tales, to a near collision with Mars, caused by Venus settling into its present orbit. Great stuff - Read Laird Scranton - The Veliskovsky Heresies. More recent, less convincing, less fun but less mocked geophysical theories are that the Earth's tectonic plates slip, from time to time, shifting regions from temperate to Arctic zones; if so, slippage could happen again.

Computer Modelling? Compared to Climate Change Models, I have done very, very small pieces of computer modelling for accountancy and auto-tax calcs; and I agree with you and Armstrong that all computer models should be viewed with great scepticism. The Climate Change models are designed by the UK's Meteorological Office - and by NASA - and by many universities - run on the same super-computers that are used for weather forecasting. My experience is that over some years of constant updates, the models eventually start to be reliable. For example, James Hansen at NASA, worked with modellers to plan the several years long routes to Mars - putting satellites into Mars orbit - and the models worked. Weather forecasting is far more complex - it is done by making 1 km x 1 km x 1 km "boxes" and calculating all the inputs and outputs of data in a specific period in each box, then summing all the results. Time will tell if they are getting it right. But at least they are trying. 

MOVE YOUR MONEY ON-SHORE (they do know where we all live - and bank)

Best wishes - Noel


He has an AI model with 6000 years of data in it.





Probably what we always thought!

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: UN Global Warming Model DEAD Wrong for 18 Years! | Armstrong Economics
Date: Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:45:28 +0100

John - I'm just leaving to have bits of sun damage carved off my skin - If I survive, I'll respond more fully. In the meantime here is my calculation of polar ice; which you can check: (NB buy my e-book at a risibly low price) - Adieu - Noel

OUT OF THE DEPTHS  by Noel Hodson -  Forward - (see E-book cover in the right hand margin)

The oceans have a surface area of 335 million square kilometres. Antarctica has an area of 13.8 million square kilometres which is 98% covered in ice, with a depth of up to 5 kilometres. Greenland, in the Arctic, has an area of 2.2 million square kilometres, with an ice cap of up to 2.6 kilometres. Should both the Antarctic and Arctic land based ice caps melt, the sea-level would rise 113 metres, or 370 feet.  Eighty percent of all the people in the world live below 300 feet, on the coastal margins. Greater London is all below 300 feet. Florida’s east coast urban areas are below 30 feet.  Manhattan Island rises just 36 feet above the ocean. The infamous settlement of Monmouth Junction in New Jersey is built at 135 feet above sea-level.  The centre of Oxford, England is 200 feet above sea-level. SW2000 Telework Studies 1994.

NASA & Scientific American calculated these Arctic regions as follows:

I sent you a link to an article written by a computer modeler.

What is the position on the amount of ice worlwide.

Do you know if an approaching mini-ice age (like when the Thames froze) would cause extreme weather?

Also, do you know of any research being done into whether there could be a mini-ice age coming.

I think Armstrong's comment :
"In the Mayan report, I explained the theory behind the ice age again was the discovery of frozen woolly mammoths. Suddenly, those discoveries shocked science even Issac Newton was moved in his theory confronted with the realization that the system was not linear but chaotic with sudden changes."
is very interesting, "not linear but chaotic."

Life is often non-linear!

I'll send you a link to another (short) article he wrote yesterday on models.

Keep eating the vegetables.


Hi John,


We enjoyed France and now back at our desks. Thanks for the Armstrong link re-climate change. I think he is incorrect.

(1) MELTDOWN: The main practical test of global warming is whether the ice-caps are melting. All the surveys of the past 25 years show that the rate of Polar meltdown is increasing rapidly. e.g. A Canadian shipping company's profits have soared by using the North West Passage instead of the Panama Canal. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

(2) EXTREME WEATHER: It doesn't matter whether or not human activity (anthropogenic) is contributing; what matters is can we humans stop it (I am now convinced we cannot; due to the extra heat of about 0.5C already in the atmosphere and oceans) or can we at least slow the process (maybe - if a huge global effort is made). 
MODELS: 600 climate scientists, now even including sceptical Americans in their 2014 Report, forecast disruption to food supplies, transport and energy; and massive human migration - which our present civilisation may not survive.

My Cli-Fi novels predict that despite higher average world temperatures, as Greenland melts-down the UK will experience extra icebergs and cold water flows that will bring spells of very cold weather. BUY A BIG COAT.

I hope you and I live long enough to see who is most correct.



On 08/07/2014 08:33, John wrote:
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