The author of the following aritcle, Marc Morano is correct. There is a growing swell of prominent scientists coming out of the closet, so-to-speak, and denouncing what I call the myth of man-caused global warming. The mainstream media is even beginning to catch on. It could be the bad economy is making people take a closer look at the rationale behind the myth. The science behind the myth is incredibly weak. The sensationalism used by people like Al Gore to promote the myth is preposterous and downright fraudulent. Al Gore is a liar, but unfortunately, as a former politician I suppose people just pass that off as normal behavior. Here's a new truism: "boys will be boys and politicians will be liars".
Maybe things like the pending "cap and trade" legislation will finally make people take a serious look at this thing called man-caused global warming and realize what a baseless a concept it really is.
|Ignorant Skeptics?: UN Scientist Prof. Trenberth says only 'poorly informed' scientists disagree with UN - Appeals to Authority: 'The IPCC has spoken'|
|Written by Marc Morano, Climate Depot|
|Tuesday, October 13 2009 12:09|
Dr. Kevin Trenberth — head of the Climate Analysis Section at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, in Boulder CO and a UN IPCC lead author, claimed dissenting scientists were ignorant of the science behind man-made global warming. Trenberth also declared the debate over and wrote 'the IPCC has spoken."
"I have found that the only scientists who disagree with the IPCC report are those who have not read it and are poorly informed," Trenberth, declared in an October 10, 2009 written debate with Hurricane guru Dr. Bill Gray, Professor Emeritus of Atmospheric Science at
The 'IPCC HAS SPOKEN"
Trenberth appealed to authority in order to convince readers that man-made climate change was a threat to mankind.
"The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has spoken: 'Warming of the climate system is unequivocal' and it is 'very likely' due to human activities," Trenberth asserted.
Trenberth also claimed that the "IPCC process is very open." Trenberth also added his own policy prescriptions to address global warming. "There is much that can be done, and America should lead. If done in the right way, benefits to the climate through reduced emissions save energy and promote the economy, while increasing sustainability," he expalained.
Back in 2007, Trenberth surprised many with his candid comments about climate models. He admitted that the climate models touted by former Vice President Al Gore, the UN, the media and scientists are not predictions, but merely “story lines.”Climate Depot Response to Trenberth's claim that only 'poorly informed' scientists disagree with UN IPCC's spoken word.
“In fact there are no predictions by IPCC at all. And there never have been. The IPCC instead proffers 'what if' projections of future climate that correspond to certain emissions scenarios,” Trenberth wrote in journal Nature's blog on June 4, 2007. Trenberth also admitted that the climate models have major shortcomings because “they do not consider many things like the recovery of the ozone layer, for instance, or observed trends in forcing agents. There is no estimate, even probabilistically, as to the likelihood of any emissions scenario and no best guess." (LINK)
The simplest way to respond to Trenberth's assertion is to let the latest scientific data, peer-reviewed studies and UN IPCC scientists speak for themselves.
In 2009, the climate has changed dramatically -- the scientific observational data and most surprisingly -- the media climate. Even the BBC, the Houston Chronicle, the UK Times, the Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor and New York Times are no longer buying the insulting notion that when the UN IPCC "has spoken" the debate is over.
Trenberth's Retro Climate Claims
Trenberth is living in 2006 or 2007 America when the media used to believe uncritically the UN claims and never questioned the "man behind the curtain." The science is disintegrating so fast that even climate activists are now openly lamenting the entire man-made climate fear movement. See: Climate Activists Shock Admission: 'Climate change campaigners should not have fixated on carbon dioxide' -- 'only responsible for about half of the problem' - Sept. 18, 2009
In addition, public opinion continues to turn against climate fear promotion and even activists at green festivals are now expressing doubts over man-made climate fears and a Nobel Prize-winning economist is wishing for 'tornadoes' and 'a lot of horrid things' to convince Americans of a climate threat.
It's time Trenberth got a badly needed reality check, which of course Climate Depot is only too happy to provide.
A small sampling of recent developments include: new peer-reviewed studies, real world data, a growing chorus of scientists dissenting (including more UN IPCC scientists), open revolts in scientific societies, more evidence that rising CO2 is a boon for the atmosphere, and the Earth's failure to warm.
The year 2009 saw a report from 35 international scientists directly countering the UN IPCC's scientific claims. See: “Climate Change Reconsidered: The 2009 Report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change” This year also saw the flow of peer-reviewed scientific papers continue to be published challenging the UN IPCC climate views. as well. See: Peer-Reviewed Study Rocks Climate Debate! 'Nature not man responsible for recent global warming...little or none of late 20th century warming and cooling can be attributed to humans' – July 23, 2009
A Japan Geoscience Union symposium survey in 2008 reportedly “showed 90 per cent of the participants do not believe the IPCC report.”
Scientific meetings are now being dominated by a growing number of skeptical scientists. The prestigious International Geological Congress, dubbed the geologists' equivalent of the Olympic Games, was held in Norway in August 2008 and prominently featured the voices of scientists skeptical of man-made global warming fears. [See: Skeptical scientists overwhelm conference: '2/3 of presenters and question-askers were hostile to, even dismissive of, the UN IPCC' & see full reports here & here ]
For more complete analysis see: Science of man-made climate fears continues to collapse – August 26, 2009