Rebel Climate Scientists Planning Major New Offensive
Let’s do a little role playing for a moment. Imagine you are a genius climate scientist at the top of your game who knows deep down inside your very soul that the world is in for disaster. By 2100 seas will rise by over 5 metres (Hansen), temperatures will rise 1.1-6.4C (IPCC) humans will become extinct this century (too many to mention but how about we start with Prof Peter Barrett), natural disasters are caused by the unnatural actions of humans (IPCC), Himalayan glaciers will vanish by 2035 (IPCC) and of course polar bears are goners. Unfortunately the forces of evil (the public) do not believe you and one anti-doomsdayist went so far as to leak emails from the Climate Research Unit (referred to as Climategate) showing how you and your fellow scientists colluded to misrepresent information, hide the decline, act against the law of FOI and subvert peer review processes amongst other not altogether upstanding actions. You have a problem – how to deal with the alarming growth of non-believers. So the issue is how do you organise round 2 to get the public back on your side? Well to a genius the answer is obvious! Organise politically via the very medium that brought you undone in the first place - more emails! DoH!
Rebel scientists are organising a political campaign via email after being caught out by their own climategate emails less than four months ago. Damn – sprung again! This is too funny. Those pesky little world dominating activists scientists sure are cute. Maybe instead of adopting a polar bear at the zoo we should all adopt a climate scientist. They sure could use the help. I have first dibs on Hansen though OK. He is my favourite science critter. Just so there is no doubt I include on this page a graphic of Hansen that I lifted from Australian Climate Madness. Apparently Hansen was out here in OZ last week but I must have missed it. Pity really. I would love to have seen my science critter on home turf peddling immanent world destruction.
Here is a link to a pdf file of the Climategate V2 emails for your reading pleasure. Get the popcorn and a nice strong coffee and enjoy. Some of the world’s leading doomsdayists are authors of the emails. Heck even Paul Ehrlich (remember him), a doomsdayist's doomsdayist most well known for not ever getting a prediction right in his entire career is there pontificating on the climate misfits next offensive. Naturally the proposed action doesn’t involve any actual science but rather an expensive full page add in the New York Times newspaper. Brilliant stuff. That’s the kind of thinking that could just win you a Nobel Peace Prize. Just add some Power Point slides and you’re a dead certainty for the now thoroughly debased Peace Prize.
The emails do not really show anything that is not already known. They merely confirm that scientists have become political activists with science a long placed second.
While you’re reading climategate2 load up the video below for a summary by a US Senator of the Senate Minority Report dealing with Climategate 1.
This blog is a about Anthropogenic Global Warming(AGW) which is global warming caused by the activities of man. The core issues are:
- Is the climate warming, - Is the warming outside of historic norms - Is it caused by anthropogenic CO2 - Will it result in global disaster as the IPCC insists
Only the first has been satisfactorily answered in part and the qualification is that the data upon which the IPCC claims are based has not been made available for full scrutiny as yet. The average terrestrial land temperature experienced slight warming this century. In some regions such as Antarctica it has cooled. The earth has been recovering from the Little Ice Age since 1650 (see Akasofu 2007 & 2009) which is one reason this warming trend is expected. It appears that this is not outside of historic norms (see Medieval Warm Period) and that the IPCC and some scientists have attempted to downplay the Medieval Warm Period and the effects of the Little Ice Age. The later two issues are not settled despite UN and government spin towards the contrary. For some excellent background from a real climatologist not implicated in the recent CRU revelations see the links to Dr Roy Spencer's blog below who discusses these issues as a professional.
Australia Joins China and Iran in Net Censorship - Nanny State Cometh
Pearls of Wisdom & Otherwise
Glenn Reynolds (USA - Instapundit.com): "I'll believe its a crisis when the people who tell me it's a crisis start acting like it's a crisis."
Nick himself (Counting Cats in Zanzibar blog): "Is it just me or has the spam-trade been entirely taken-over by performance poets on Arts-Council grants?"
Dr. Kiminori Itoh (Phd UN IPCC Scientist Award-winning environmental physical chemist): "When people know what the truth is the will feel deceived by science and scientists."
Dr. Stephen Schneider (Stanford professor of climatology, Lead author on many IPCC reports, in an interview with Discover Magazine 1989): "We have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements, and make little mention of any doubts we may have. Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest."
Former US Vice President Al Gore (now, chairman and co-founder of Generation Investment Management- a London-based business that sells carbon credits, in an interview with Grist Magazine 9 May 2006 re his book An Inconvenient Truth) "Nobody is interested in solutions if they don't think there's a problem. Given that starting point, I believe it is appropriate to have an over-representation of factual presentations on how dangerous (global warming) is, as a predicate for opening up the audience to listen to what the solutions are..."
New readers may be interested to peruse two of my earlier posts concerning the Fear of Global Cooling which was popular in the late 1970's. I have posted a copy of a Newsweek article together with comments here and here.