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Dr. Tim Ball - 2017-09-06 - Original post - cached version

My prime area of research was climatology, particularly how climate changes over time and the impact of those changes on human history and the human condition. Two factors were central to these studies and effectively define human history. The first is water, a fact emphasized by a study done to...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2017-09-05 - Original post - cached version

Chinese philosophy describes the yin and yang as apparently opposing forces that are just as likely to be complementary. It applies to the claim that if you have God you must have a devil. Dostoevsky underscores the idea in his book “Crime and Punishment.” Crime without punishment effectively...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2017-06-17 - Original post - cached version

This article was originally posted in The Landowner This is the first of a series of articles in which I will provide basic facts about climate and climate change, so the public will understand how much they have been misled by those with a political agenda. The most common comment after I make...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2017-02-21 - Original post - cached version

Many jumped to the defense of Dr. John Bates, the former NOAA employee who waited until he retired to disclose malfeasance in the science and management at that agency. Bates claimed he told his bosses about the problem but said they effectively ignored him. The problem is everything was already...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2016-12-29 - Original post - cached version

“Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practise to deceive!” Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) Support for the global warming/climate change agenda is becoming increasingly desperate, hysterical, and illogical. The causes are many, but chief among them are a plethora of contradictory evidence...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2016-12-29 - Original post - cached version

My major research interest in climatology is historical climate, but particularly the impact of climate and climate change on human history and the human condition. Climatology was always part of geography because it studies the climate of a region and the change over time. This was subsumed by...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2016-05-25 - Original post - cached version

Science is pervasive directly and indirectly in every phase of modern life. While the majority are not directly involved in science, they need to understand science and how it works. It is increasingly the underlying control of social, political, and economic decisions made by them or for them....

Dr. Tim Ball - 2016-05-25 - Original post - cached version

A revealing comment about the corruption of climate science occurred before a Joint Congressional Inquiry. They were seeking to determine the claims by Canadians Steve McIntyre and Ross McKitrick about the scientific inaccuracy of Michael Mann’s ‘hockey stick.’ The graph (Figure 1) appeared in...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2016-05-24 - Original post - cached version

“In war, truth is the first casualty.” Aeschylus (525 BC – 456 BC) Maybe my first payment from Exxon for my climate views will arrive with the subpoena from the Attorney General (AG) of the Virgin Islands charging me under the Criminally Influenced and Corruptions Organizations Act (CICO) for...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2016-03-19 - Original post - cached version

This article first appeared on www.therebel.media There is a global crisis of leadership. Mass migrations are underway because people are leaving badly run countries and entering equally badly run countries. It is not surprising because of the social situation in play at all levels. It is the...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2016-03-19 - Original post - cached version

This article first appeared on www.therebel.media The entire world needed the new paradigm of environmentalism. The problem is that a few grabbed it for a political agenda. They used it as a vehicle to take the moral high ground, to claim only they cared about the environment. They argue that...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2016-03-19 - Original post - cached version

This article first appeared on www.therebel.media Global warming was the topic of a hearing before both houses of Congress in March 2007. Representative John Dingell (D-MI) chaired the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing with former Vice President and Academy Award winner Al Gore as the...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2016-03-18 - Original post - cached version

This article first appeared on www.therebel.media All the actions of the Federal government under Justin Trudeau resurrect the hostilities his father provoked. His policies of increasing and centralizing power in Ottawa angered western Canadians. Justin Trudeau is a child who inherited all his...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2016-03-18 - Original post - cached version

This article first appeared on www.therebel.media I am tired of people in developed countries complaining about anything. Sure, there are problems, but most of them are created and exploited by doomsayers with political agendas who claim they want to save the planet. As H.L. Mencken said The...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2015-12-27 - Original post - cached version

Negotiators in Paris achieved an agreement that they could all sign. It was simply about that, getting an agreement to save face and make it appear they were doing something. For example, John Kerry said the agreement was non-binding and blamed the Congress for making it necessary because they...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2015-12-27 - Original post - cached version

I learned in school that King Canute (990 – 1035 AD) was the most stupid King in English history (Figure 1). He was so ignorant and arrogant he believed he could stop the tide. World leaders in Paris led by President Obama, who promised to stop sea level rise in his election campaign, are the...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2015-12-10 - Original post - cached version

The Heartland Climate Conference in New York in 2008 was one of the first that presented the skeptics view. I was privileged to hear the keynote by Vaclav Klaus former President of the Czech Republic. His opening remark was, “We have just gone through 70 years of communism, why the hell would...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2015-12-02 - Original post - cached version

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2001 Report claimed that neither the Medieval Warm Period (MWP) nor the Little Ice Age (LIA) occurred. They created the ‘hockey stick’ graph to prove their point. It wasn’t produced specifically to eliminate those climate periods but to show...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2015-11-30 - Original post - cached version

The Daily Caller headline said, Russia’s Putin Says Global Warming Is ‘A Fraud.” What Putin is doing and saying is nothing new. He always knew that the IPCC climate was wrong he simply changed his political position as the situation dictated. Soviet and latterly Russian climatologists are far...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2015-10-08 - Original post - cached version

This article first appeared on The Rebel website. Everyday we are bombarded evidence and made to feel guilty about living in a throwaway society. It was a creation of the environmental movement to force recycling. The problem is no proper total cost benefits analyses of recycling are done, and...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2015-10-06 - Original post - cached version

This article first appeared on The Rebel website. Religion is fine, but problems begin when it is forced on others. Proselytizing is the characteristic of Puritanism, which H. L. Mencken defined as, “the haunting fear that someone, somewhere is having a good time.” Mencken’s quote applied to...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2015-10-03 - Original post - cached version

This article first appeared on The Rebel website. I used to think, like most people, that Commissions of Inquiry are a great idea. Whenever there are serious and troublesome conflicts people know the only hope of getting to the truth is to get the politics out of the way. They believe this is...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2015-10-03 - Original post - cached version

This article first appeared on The Rebel website. hypocrisy |hiˈpäkrisē| noun (pl. hypocrisies) the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform; pretense. Too many politicians lie, deceive, and fill their pockets with taxpayer’s money. As...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2015-10-02 - Original post - cached version

This article first appeared on The Rebel website. In the 19th century, English-speaking universities comprised two faculties, The Natural Sciences and the Humanities. The word scientist didn’t exist until the middle of the century. Naturalist was the general name for people we call scientists...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2015-10-01 - Original post - cached version

This article first appeared on The Rebel website, One of my favorite cartoons showed Moses on the mountain with the Ten Commandments. The caption said, “A great idea, who is going to fund it?” The point, when applied to almost anything including politics, is that the ultimate control is...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2015-10-01 - Original post - cached version

This article first appeared on The Rebel website. The Vatican released its full Encyclical titled Laudato Si, subtitled “On care for our common home”, on Thursday, 18 June 2015. The preamble claims the world is in serious trouble because of human activity. It is an emotional claim without...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2015-09-30 - Original post - cached version

This article first appeared on The Rebel website. Based on a brief article of mine in The Landowner Newsletter. The Toronto Globe and Mail ran a contest for the best humorous description of a Canadian. One caught my attention. It said a Canadian is a person who obeys a stop sign at three in the...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2015-09-30 - Original post - cached version

This article first appeared on The Rebel website. The headline read “Liberal MPs hold press conference on muzzling of scientists”. As usual, the headline differs from the story. The real story is the most egregious use of bureaucrat scientists for a political agenda in Canadian history. It is...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2015-09-25 - Original post - cached version

This article first appeared on The Rebel website. What is political correctness? One dictionary defines it as “marked by or adhering to a typically progressive orthodoxy on issues involving especially ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or ecology.” The trouble is that doesn’t clarify the...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2015-09-24 - Original post - cached version

The following article first appeared on The Rebel website. Derek Bok said if you think education is expensive try ignorance. A rarely considered or measured cost is exploitation of ignorance. Confidence tricksters use people’s limitations to take advantage. Global warming is just another example...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2015-09-21 - Original post - cached version

The following article first appeared on The Rebel website. Evidence abounds that taking money from one group and giving it to another does not work. Redistribution is the basic belief of Marxism, socialism, and liberalism and appears in various forms. Instead of solving problems of inequality it...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2015-08-28 - Original post - cached version

Early Awareness Vincent Gray, M.A., Ph.D. is one of the most effective critics of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) through his NZ Climate Truth Newsletter and other publications. He prefaces comments to the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition as follows. As an Expert...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2015-08-28 - Original post - cached version

Every day we hear that storms of greater intensity than ever before are occurring, and it will get worse because of global warming. These claims contradict the current and historic evidence and the mechanisms of formation for mid-latitude cyclonic storms and tornadoes. The misinformation is...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2015-06-15 - Original post - cached version

This article of mine originally appeared on The Patriot Post website. “The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence.” John Adams, 1787 How much...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2015-06-10 - Original post - cached version

An article by Lord Monckton outlined his involvements with Thomas Karl, Director of NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville NC. It arose from a publication by Karl and others regarding global temperatures. The article, was apparently designed to influence the public debate as the COP21...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2015-04-29 - Original post - cached version

The world focus on CO2 is simply the end objective of a much larger political agenda. The Club of Rome (COR) and then UNEP’s Agenda 21 under Maurice Strong created a political agenda based on certain assumptions all related to overpopulation. 1. The world and all nations are overpopulated. 2....

Dr. Tim Ball - 2015-04-17 - Original post - cached version

In The Real World The early Greeks had a better, more basic understanding of weather and climate than the people involved in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Indeed, the word climate derives from the Greek word klima, meaning inclination, referring to the climate conditions...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2015-03-27 - Original post - cached version

The 2001 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) “Hockey Stick” graph produced solutions for three facts challenging the claims of key IPCC climate scientists at the Climatic Research Unit (CRU). The problems appeared in Figure 7c in the 1990 First Assessment Report (FAR) (Figure 1)....

Dr. Tim Ball - 2015-03-10 - Original post - cached version

A favorite exam question in my first-year climate class was, “Why is the North Pole warmer than the South Pole?” I changed it each year, to confuse students who looked at last year’s exam; “Why is the South Pole colder than the North Pole?” Most people have no idea about the geography of the...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2015-02-11 - Original post - cached version

It is not surprising that Roe and Baker explained in a 2007 Science paper that, “The envelope of uncertainty in climate projections has not narrowed appreciably over the past 30 years, despite tremendous increases in computing power, in observations, and in the number of scientists studying the...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2015-02-02 - Original post - cached version

Pope Francis advocates the global warming agenda of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), with the help of the Obama White House. Apparently, he doesn’t know their ultimate objective of reducing and controlling population generally contradicts Catholic doctrine. The irony is...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2015-01-20 - Original post - cached version

We were told in October, before 2014 was over, that it was heading toward being the warmest year on record (Figure 1). The visual link of Polar Bears underscored the message. In fact, 2014 was among the coldest 3 percent of years of the last 10,000, but that doesn’t suit the political agenda. We...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2015-01-19 - Original post - cached version

The most recent aberration of climate science is the apparent cherry picking of ocean temperature data by government scientists, Richard Feely and Christopher Sabine. The objective is not to determine what is happening, but why it is happening, and then link it to a human cause. This, cart...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2015-01-09 - Original post - cached version

There are many parallels between the Jonathan Gruber story and what has occurred in climate science. Gruber used a computer model to produce justification for a US national healthcare system. This parallels the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) use of computer models produced to...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2014-11-09 - Original post - cached version

Claims that weather forecasts are reasonably accurate up to 48 hours are based on measured results for fair weather. Results for severe weather, which are really what is important for people, are very poor. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has a worse record for both. Every...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2014-10-16 - Original post - cached version

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper proudly announced discovery of one of Captain John Franklin’s ships, either the Erebus or Terror. Identification, of which ship will be relatively easy, based on the known dimensions of the vessels (Figure 1). Figure 1: Erebus and Terror; sketch in the...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2014-09-23 - Original post - cached version

Free speech is essential to freedom, but with it comes a level of personal responsibility. Supposedly, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes recognized this in his observations about shouting “fire” in a crowded theatre. People assume this meant you can’t do it, but his original comment included the...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2014-09-17 - Original post - cached version

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is running a campaign using television weather presenters and national broadcasters from around the world, to influence the UN’s Climate Summit 2014 scheduled for New York City on September 23. It is a counter attack designed to offset their losing the...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2014-08-30 - Original post - cached version

Calumny is only the noise of madmen. Diogenes The great principles of right and wrong are legible to every reader; to pursue them requires not the aid of many counselors. The whole art of government consists in the art of being honest. Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit...

Dr. Tim Ball - 2014-08-20 - Original post - cached version

The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage. Mike Russell Lack of Data Is The Fundamental Problem My first involvement with the Acid Rain scare was indirect, but added to awareness of the limitations of data and understanding of...

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