Error 1: “[‘Global warming’] is a planetary emergency. It is a crisis and we have to find ways to come to an agreement to reduce the carbon dioxide.” The facts: There is no “planetary emergency”. Nor is there a “crisis”. If there is an “emergency” or a “crisis”, it is certainly not caused by “global warming”. The increase… Read More »
Kevin Trenberth (Rocky Mountain News, October 24), commenting on Mike Rosen’s article expressing legitimate doubts about the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Al Gore, makes 23 scientific mistakes, each of which falls in the direction of magnifying the unjustifiable alarm stoked by panicky politicians and extravagantly-funded environmentalists in cahoots with a shrinking clique of scientists in… Read More »
THE FACT of warming tells us nothing of the cause. Yet the scientific consensus is that, though the rapid climatic warming from 1906 to 1940 was a natural recovery from the historically low temperatures of the Little Ice Age, it is we who are chiefly to blame for the equally rapid warming from 1975 to the present.
Politicians, scientists and bureaucrats have contrived a threat of Biblical floods, droughts, plagues and extinctions worthier of St. John the Divine than of science.
Introduction: A cursory examination of the list of Gore’s errors is enough to demonstrate that each of them serves to magnify the supposed planetary threat posed by “global warming”, or to pour scorn and contempt on any who dare to gainsay the supposed “consensus”. Therefore we must conclude that Gore’s movie was not science: it was sophisticated propaganda… Read More »
CLIMATE cannot be accurately predicted more than a few weeks ahead with any respectable degree of reliability. The unpredictability even of a simple mathematical object whose initial state is not known in sufficiently fine detail has long been proven. Climate is a complex, non-linear object (IPCC, 2001) and is, therefore, a fortiori, impossible to predict long-term.
In a recent paper, W. Aeschbach-Hertig (2006) of the Institute of Environmental Physics in the University of Heidelberg promotes his view that Khilyuk and Chilingar (2006) are wrong to suggest that the human influence on climate is negligible compared to natural forces driving the Earth’s climate. The two authors are members of the Faculty of Civil and Environmental… Read More »
FIGURES in the final draft of the UN’s fourth five-year report on climate change show that the previous report, in 2001, had overestimated the human influence on the climate since the Industrial Revolution by at least one-third.
Abstract It is often said that there is a scientific “consensus” to the effect that climate change will be “catastrophic” and that, on this question, “the debate is over”. The present paper will demonstrate that the claim of unanimous scientific “consensus” was false, and known to be false, when it was first made; that the trend of opinion… Read More »
SIR JOHN HOUGHTON, who was co-chairman of the IPCC Scientific Assessment working group from 1988 to 2002, and Director General of the UK Meteorological Office from 1983 to 1991 has recently posted on the Web a blog attacking The Great Global Warming Swindle, a programme broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK on 8 and 12 March 2007.… Read More »