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Old 07-08-2006, 06:02 AM
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Global warming is not happening

Dr. Kevin Trenberth ("Global Warming: It?s Happening," naturalSCIENCE, December 4, 1997) has severely criticized a feature article in the (Toronto) Globe and Mail newspaper (November 22, 1997). He is wrong on many counts.

Trenberth informs us that "climate is changing." No problem there. Mean temperatures rose steeply in the decades before 1940 and dropped from 1940 to about 1975. Most climatologists agree that these changes were of natural origin--although Trenberth tries to present them as of human origin. But then he claims that "global mean temperature is rising." Not so. The weather satellite data, the only truly global data set we have, actually show a global cooling trend during the past 19 years.

Trenberth then cites his critique of these satellite results. That?s all good and proper, and part of the ongoing scientific debate about global w
arming. But he should have informed the reader of the able response by John Christy and Roy Spencer, who are responsible for the analysis of these data. And he should have also mentioned that balloon-borne weather sondes provide an independent set of data that confirm the satellite results of ongoing global cooling.

In fact, it is the surface data that are suspect, and especially the data that purport to measure the temperature of the sea surface. The oceans cover 70 percent of the Earth, but only a small fraction is actually observed. At least four different techniques are somehow combined to give a "global" value, with grave doubts about the intercalibration. As the mix of data sources changes over time, it is likely to introduce a temperature trend that is largely an artifact.

Trenberth is out of his specialty when he describes some of the imagined consequences of a global warming, such as floods and droughts. Along with Vice President Al Gore, he cites the 1997 North Dakota flood as an examp
le. Trenberth should find himself a better expert, like Harry Lins of the US Geological Survey, who has actually analyzed flood data and reports no increasing trend (Am. Geophys. Union Meeting, December 1997).

Trenberth bemoans the "politicization of science"--and so do we. He refers the reader to the George Brown article in the March 1997 issue of Environment, which is based on a blatantly partisan staff report. The reader is not told about the replies to Brown in the May issue that sets the record straight.

Finally, Trenberth drags out the hoary consensus of "over 2000 IPCC scientists." I have analyzed this fabricated claim in some detail (see Wall Street Journal, July 25, 1997). There are, at best, only about 100 climate scientists in this IPCC listing of economists, political scientists, government functionaries, and public relations specialists. Not that numbers matter, but among the 100 bona-fide experts there are many who disagree with the "consensus"--as determined by several independent
polls. (See also the May 16, 1997 issue of Science.) And there are even some who have publicly expressed their disagreement by signing the "Leipzig Declaration"--which now numbers over 100 signers.

S. Fred Singer
President, The Science & Environmental Policy Project

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Old 07-08-2006, 06:10 AM
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Even as climate experts and politicians meet in Buenos Aires to mark the entry into force of the Kyoto Protocol, many sceptical scientists will still be arguing that the international consensus on "global warming" has got it wrong.

Those of us who study the pre-human history of the Earth find the current debate over global warming difficult to fathom. Climate changes - this is what it does.

To expect permanent stability in climate patterns displays a fundamental lack of understanding of the complexity and instability of weather.

If the global climate were not getting warmer, it would be getting cooler; stasis is not an option.

Ice caps either advance or retreat, and thank goodness. Following the last Ice Age, the climate is warming, and sea-level is rising - but well within their historical ranges.

As environments alter, so fauna and flora either adapt
or die out; nature is very unsentimental.

But for the now-infamous and discredited "hockey stick" temperature curve for the last millennium, used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to add body to the case for Kyoto, most observers would not have suspended belief over claims that today's weather is the "mostest" "on record".

Time dependent

This expression is simply a lie. We know from the geological (and archaeological) record that weather variations and extremes are the norm.

Such extremes occur gradually and rapidly, and obviously were not human-induced (anthropogenic). How then can they represent a threat greater than that of terrorism, as the UK's chief scientist, Professor Sir David King, maintains, except to minds unwilling to accept the inevitability of planetary change?


On thin ice: "Fauna and flora either adapt or die out"
The factors influencing climate and sea-level change are multiple and complex, whether slow or rapid. I still cannot
comprehend how anyone can hope to model even present day phenomena, never mind into the future; we still cannot predict next week's weather with any accuracy.

The real question then is not whether climate and sea level changes are occurring and are good or bad things; they have been occurring naturally for billions of years. Nor is the question whether these changes are actually taking place; a moot point at best, as there are conflicting data, but the question is utterly dependent on the time frame.

Rather, environmentalists ask whether climate change is anthropogenic, and if so, can it be stopped. I have come across no rigorous proof that wasteful human pollution has caused any significant climate change.


The accusation is that the hockey stick-shaped temperature track is built from selective data sets


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One would be better off asking the question whether volcanic eruptions alter the weather; there at least we can answer "yes".

The only pro
of of anthropogenic climate change ever offered, which to my mind is fallacious, is that temperature has increased with Western industrialisation; before industrialisation, the hockey stick would negate the Medieval Climate Optimum and Little Ice Age.

There is a closer correlation between this latest warming and universal suffrage. In science, temporal coincidence between events is no proof of a causal link.

Media 'scare'

So, as we enter the third millennium, we should preoccupy ourselves not with the silly question of whether at outrageous expense we could predictably influence the weather, least of all by focusing on just a single component. Instead, we should consider how to adapt ourselves to the inevitability of natural climate and sea-level change.

The issue thus framed would completely alter the capital expenditure question facing policy makers, away from tinkering with the emissions from the cleaner, industrialised nations (thereby delaying modelled anthropogenic glob
al warming by little more than a decade), and towards more pragmatic solutions.


With further warming, crop production can move to higher latitudes
These might include the abandonment of sub-sea level lands condemned to flooding (including the Netherlands), shifting to Mediterranean crops in northern Europe, the re-cultivation of cold terrains (eg Greenland), and the aggressive reforestation as a microclimate control strategy to rehabilitate dry lands.

As for oil, it will almost certainly be too expensive to use as a mass energy source within 25 years.

Global warming is indeed a scam, perpetrated by scientists with vested interests, but in need of crash courses in geology, logic and the philosophy of science.

It provides the media with a new scare story, which has been picked up by the focus groups and turned into the new religion, offering us hell if we don't all change our ways. However, believing in anthropogenic global warming is not enough, but that is all it c
an offer.

The author, Dr Martin Keeley, is Visiting Professor in Petroleum Geology, at University College London, UK.



http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4066189.stm
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Old 07-08-2006, 06:20 AM
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This site is great!

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Canadian Premiere: Al Gore's Hot Air

Al Gore is in for the cold shoulder should he ever pay a visit to the oil and gas rich Canadian province of Alberta.

"I don't listen to Al Gore in particular because he's a Democrat, and not only that, he's about as far left as you can go," says Ralph Klein, the province's Conservative premier.

He was reacting to Gore's comments in Rolling Stone that processing oil sands is a huge waste of energy that also harms the landscape of Western Canada.

"For every barrel of oil they extract there, they have to use enough natural gas to heat a home for four days?It's truly nuts. But you know, junkies find veins in their toes. It seems reasonable to them because they've lost sight of the rest of their lives."

Gore's remarks had Klein, who recently returned from a trip to Washington to promote Alberta's oil and gas industr
y, seeing red.

"I don't know what he proposes the world to run on," the premier retorted. Maybe hot air."

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Czech president derogates UN global-warming panel

Czech president Vaclav Klaus has criticized the UN panel on global warming, claiming that it was a political authority without any scientific basis, Czech media reported Friday.

Klaus told the Hospodarske noviny daily that the panel did not include "neutral scientists, a balanced group of scientists."

"These are politicized scientists who arrive there with one-sided opinion and assignment," he told interviewers.

According to the Czech president, "each serious person and scientist" says that global warming is a myth.

His comments came a week after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presented its much-anticipated report which contained a stark warning about global warming and blamed man-made emissions for the problem.

The IPCC report, compiled by some 600 scientists from 40 countries, said it is "very likely" that man-made greenhouse gases have caused the rise in temperatures, reflecting a 90-per-cent certainty in the scientific community and an upgrade from a "likely," or two-thirds certainty given in the last IPCC report six years ago.

The British government described the UN panel report, presented in Paris on February 2, a blow to the "climate change deniers."

US President George W Bush turned away from climate change scepticism in this year's State of the Union speech proposing that the US cut petrol use to fight both global warming and foreign oil dependency, and his administration endorsed the UN panel report.

According to Klaus, "other top-level politicians" do not express their global warming doubts because "a whip of political correctness strangles [their] voice".
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I suppose there is a cell waiting for those of us who deny global warming....right next to the holohoax deniers.
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They're already calling skeptics "global warming deniers" and either shouting them down or making them lose their jobs. Yes, it is similar.

This is all part of a plan for one-world government.
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Algore failed a simple test!

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FYI-I SENT THIS OUT TO PEOPLE IN MY ADDRESS BOOK. I ALSO SAVED IT TO RESEND A FEW MORE TIMES BEFORE THE ELECTION " IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN." DO WITH IT WHAT YOU WILL AND THANKS FOR THE LINK 3Ks.

You have heard and will continue to hear about "Global Warming". This is nothing more than a scare tactic used by a political party to try and gain voters. Sure the Earth is going through "natural" changes, it always does.

Twenty years ago we were being told by the same "political party" to be prepared. "Prepared for what?" you say! Prepared for the next "ICE AGE" ! We were warned that we have, at most, 10 years before we slip into the deep-freeze.

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for conservation of our resources here on Earth. I'm an avid outdoorsman and fisherman. We have a motto to "leave it the way you found it."

Billions have been spent on improving our water and air quality here in the United States and that is great, we are all better off for it. But the changes in our lifestyle and culture that are being proposed in the name of so-called "Global Warming" are taking it a bit to far.


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The Great Global Warming Swindle
Channel 4 Thursday 8 March at 9pm

In a polemical and thought-provoking documentary, film-maker Martin Durkin argues that the theory of man-made global warming has become such a powerful political force that other explanations for climate change are not being properly aired.

The film brings together the arguments of leading scientists who disagree with the prevailing consensus that a 'greenhouse effect' of carbon dioxide released by human activity is the cause of rising global temperatures.

Instead the documentary highlights recent research that the effect of the sun's radiation on the atmosphere may be a better explanation for the regular swings of climate from ice ages to warm interglacial periods and back again.

The film argues that the earth's climate is always changing, and that rapid warmings and coolings took place long before the burning of fossil fuels. It argues that the present single-minded focus on reducing carbon emissions not only may have little impact on climate change, it may also have the unintended consequence of stifling development in the third world, prolonging endemic poverty and disease.

The film features an impressive roll-call of experts, including nine professors experts in climatology, oceanography, meteorology, environmental science, biogeography and paleoclimatology from such reputable institutions as MIT, NASA, the International Arctic Research Centre, the Institut Pasteur, the Danish National Space Center and the Universities of London, Ottawa, Jerusalem, Winnipeg, Alabama and Virginia.

The film hears from scientists who dispute the link between carbon dioxide levels and global temperatures.

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