Maybe the rain

Over at Chemtrails North NZ, Clare Swinney makes the claim that

Evidence suggests that rain clouds approaching Northland are being handicapped by human intervention, probably, in part, to promote the perception of “climate change.”

…and provides evidence of this by posting some satellite imagery of cloud cover covered in arrows pointing to (supposedly) man-made ‘holes’, which are (presumably) evidence of manipulation.

Putting aside the problem that the water in these holes still has to go somewhere, and that there’s still millions of tonnes of water left in the remaining cloud cover, the main problem with Clare’s argument is that her main point…

Rainfall levels appear to being reduced significantly.

…is plain wrong. Here’s the last two years of rainfall data from Whangarei Airport, measured against the historical average.

rain

In fact, in the last five months, rainfall figures have been above or about average. June, July and August were really wet: double the average.  Before that March/April/May were drier than usual (May especially so), but that was after a wet February. And before that, a dry January, and a slightly above-average December. In other words, natural variability at play. There’s certainly no way you could make the argument that rainfall levels have been ‘reduced significantly’.

Well, I suppose you could, but…

More ignorance from Kiwi Chemmies

Clare Swinney’s Northland Chemtrail Watch continues to amaze with the level of ignorance it encourages.

In a post today Clare repeats a post from “Des of Blenheim” –

The photos below were taken on November the 10th by Des of Blenheim, which is in the north east of the South Island of New Zealand. Des posted these on the Chemtrails over NZ forum on Facebook at 12.23pm on the 10th and wrote that he had witnessed planes spraying over Blenheim: “This can’t be normal to have so many planes fly over… about 20 so far.”

Or Des could have done just a smidgen of research, at, say, Christchurch Airport’s arrivals/departures page.

And then he could have counted the number of arrivals and departures at Chch from Auckland and some of the northern airports in Australia – I counted over 13 arrivals in 1 weekday just from Auckland. Which means more than 25 flights – arrivals and departures.

So actually Des, yes, it is normal!

I have pointed this out in a comment on the site….but barring a miracle none of mine ever get through!

The observant among you will have noticed that the blog post title says these trails “criss cross”……but the photos all show 3-4 parallel trails, and a bit of high cirrus that is the front that was coming through that day – promising hail and rain for Cup Day in Chch the next day (11 Nov) – you can see it quite clearly in Satellite photos of the area at the time, eg MODIS

The photos do not show any alignment, but I believe the trails are all more-or-less north/south, and the front is northwest/south east – as is often the way for fronts coming up from the southern Tasman Sea. So yes the front is at an angle to the trails….which is exactly what anyone without an agenda to fool people would acknowledge!

And example of supposed criss-crossing trails
An example of supposed criss-crossing trails
More criss crossing
More criss crossing…???
Third time unlucky I guess...
Third time unlucky I guess…

Sadly time precludes highlighting ALL of Clare’s disinfo, however the occasional update serves to show the consistent deception she practices.

What is it that is really outrageous here??

Clare Swinney writes in “Drought Conditions In New Zealand Caused By Aerosols & Climate Engineering Blamed On ‘Human Activity’” that:

NIWA was caught engaging in outrageous fraud by the The Climate Science Coalition of NZ in November 2009 and was exposed in manipulating data to promote the belief in man-made global warming in New Zealand.”

However she neglects to tell us that the coalition’s court case against NIWA was thrown out by the High Court in September of 2012 –

“The plaintiff does not succeed on any of its challenges to the three decisions of NIWA in issue. The application for judicial review is dismissed and judgment entered for the defendant.”

Some evidence in the case was ruled inadmissible, including that of Terry Dunleavy, a former journalist who is a founding member of the trust and secretary of the associated NZ Climate Science Coalition.

Justice Venning says Dunleavy “has no applicable qualifications” and “his interest in the area does not sufficiently qualify him as an expert”.

He also questioned the credentials of Bob Dedekind, a computer modelling and statistical analyst whose “general expertise in basic statistical techniques does not extend to any particular specialised experience of qualifications in the specific field of applying statistical techniques in the field of climate science”.

Not only thrown out, but costs were awarded against the Coalition – which then liquidated itself in an attempt to avoid the financial responsibility resulting from its actions – leaving the taxpayer to foot the bill.

The only things “outrageous” here are Clare’s willful omission of the full facts and the waste of time and effort these climate deniers have inflicted on the taxpayers of New Zealand!

Infrasonic undulations

…would be a good name for a band, I reckon.

That aside, it nearly beggars belief that ‘chemtrail’ believer William Remi has lived in Canterbury for any amount of time without ever having seen lenticular clouds. But, apparently, this is the case.

Lenticular clouds

William even goes on to say that the clouds formed on a day when Canterbury’s fabled Nor’wester was blowing, the classic conditions in which this phenomenon most commonly occurs (see here and here for the science, and MetVUW has lots of photos of it in their excellent gallery archives).