Calling All ‘Experts’

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From ClimateDepot.com, “Renowned Princeton Physicist Freeman Dyson: ‘I’m 100% Democrat and I like Obama. But he took the wrong side on climate issue, and the Republicans took the right side’
Nobel Prize-Winning Scientist Dr. Ivar Giaever, Who Endorsed Obama Now Says Prez. is ‘Ridiculous’ & ‘Dead Wrong’ on ‘Global Warming’
Green Guru James Lovelock reverses belief in ‘global warming’: Now says ‘I’m not sure the whole thing isn’t crazy – Condemns green movement: ‘It’s a religion really, It’s totally unscientific’

On a recent TV News/Discussion show, a panelist said that 99 percent of the scientific community believes that man-made global warming is real.  There has been a recent spate of similar assertions on these kinds of television presentations carried by most network channels.  I am now sitting back and waiting for the names of 297 scientific community names who refute those conclusions; names that have more heft than a Natural Science classmate of Al Gore at Harvard when he got a “D” in the course.

The liberal ‘death-rattle’ leading up to inauguration day has become deafening with one excuse after another for the defeat of Hillary Clinton.  The marker they seem most determined to leave behind is the ‘political-science’ of global warming which formed so much of the foundation for economic growth-killing actions by the most doctrinaire liberal governance the U.S. has ever experienced.

A less than diligent media has not been moved to plumb the depths of the climate question. Usually it’s the cat who got stranded up a tree that makes the news and not the 99 percent who stayed home, so if they have not been able to track down the one percent for interviews who are ‘deniers’, this may help. In addition to the three names listed in the first paragraph, they might go to the library and pick up, “The Real Global Warming Disaster”, by British author, Christopher Booker in which he details the absurd expense Great Britain undertook while attempting to comply with EU imposed limits on carbon discharges.

With the passage of Brexit, came a new British Prime Minister, Theresa May, who immediately did away with the Department of Energy and Climate Change making thousands of windmills littering the countryside unnecessary.

 

Hockey Stick Curve

When the IPCC’s declaration that the 20th century was the hottest in history didn’t square with the Medieval warm period, it was necessary to make it disappear. In 1998, Michael Mann, two years removed from his PhD in physics, fabricated a temperature curve that supported their assertion with a relatively flat shape until it made an abrupt upturn at the 20th century, hence the term ‘hockey stick’ was applied to it.  It was used to justify the warmists’ theory of everything.

Referring to the IPCC’s Third Assessment Report (TAR) in 2001, Booker quotes an unnamed observer, “without it, the TAR would have been a very different document, it would not have been able to conclude what it did, nor could the IPCC have convinced world leaders to take the actions they subsequently took.” The unusual hockey stick shape intrigued a couple of fellows, though not associated with climate science, were experts in graphical representations.  Stephen McIntyre, a financial consultant and statistical analyst was joined by Guelph University economics professor Ross McKitrick and, together, they set about analyzing Dr. Mann’s graphical representation of historic temperatures. They were familiar with hockey stick distortion at the end used by people to sell a business prospect.  In short, they showed the curve to be without merit based upon dubious assumptions.

A Drastic Revision of Climate History

In 1990, the IPCC presented this as representative of mean global air temperature over the past 1,000 years:

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The Hockey Stick curve revised that assumption in 1998 like this:

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Conclusion

This is the tip of the ‘melting’ iceberg.  Many more inconsistencies and data distortions are available with a little bit of research and you don’t need to be a climate scientist to find and understand them. For example, the ice core samples said to support the atmospheric change theory actually prove that humans have nothing to do with cyclical temperature trends. Unfortunately, this has been foisted on us by an agenda driven mass media who wouldn’t know a molecule from a molar.

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