Friday, September 23, 2005

Royal Scientist Calls Honest U.S. Experts 'Loonies'

Unnatural Global Warming: Rants from Warm Globs
(More Science Shooting from The Hip for $$$$ off the Backs of Your U.S. Grandchildren)

Super-powerful hurricanes now hitting the United States are the "smoking gun" of global warming, says one of Britain's leading scientists, Sir John Lawton, who has not carried out any political activity in the last five years. "Rita, now threatening Texas, is very probably (notice how he hedges; he really cannot say for sure) caused by climate change", said Sir John Lawton, chairman of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution.

"If this makes the climate loonies in the States realize we've got a problem, something good will come out of this situation," said Sir John Lawton.

Wonder who our climate loonies are besides the head of our national weather service?
Notice none hedges except the last scientist, who is talking about possible U.N. bias:

Richard Lindzen, MIT meteorology professor and member of the National Academy of Sciences: "We are quite confident that [the] global mean temperature is about 0.5 degrees Celsius higher than it was a century ago ... [but] we are not in a position to confidently attribute past climate change to carbon dioxide or to forecast what the climate will be in the future." [top scientist, M.I.T. Professor Lindzen, Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (Ph.D., '64, S.M., '61, A.B., '60, Harvard University), consultant to the Global Modeling and Simulation Group at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, and a Distinguished Visiting Scientist at California Institute of Technology's Jet Propulsion Laboratory? Dr. Lindzen stated “Science, in the public arena, is commonly used as a source of authority with which to bludgeon political opponents and propagandize uninformed citizens."]

Sallie Baliunas, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics: "[T]he recent warming trend in the surface temperature record cannot be caused by the increase of human-made greenhouse gases in the air".

Frederick Seitz, retired, former solid-state physicist, former president of the National Academy of Sciences: "So we see that the scientific facts indicate that all the temperature changes observed in the last 100 years were largely natural changes and were not caused by carbon dioxide produced in human activities."

Robert C. Balling, Jr., director of the Office of Climatology and an associate professor of geography at Arizona State University: "At this moment in time we know only that: (1) Global surface temperatures have risen in recent decades. (2) Mid-tropospheric temperatures have warmed little over the same period. (3) This difference is not consistent with predictions from numerical climate models."

Willie Soon, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics: "... there's increasingly strong evidence that previous research conclusions, including those of the United Nations and the United States government concerning 20th century warming, may have been biased by underestimation of natural climate variations. ... In other words, natural factors could be more important than previously assumed".


At 23 September, 2005 17:25, Blogger Nigel G Mitchell said...

I think two category 5 hurricanes striking the same area in less than a month is a pretty good warning sign. But go ahead and look at your charts and graphs that say nothing is happening. The rest of us will go find higher ground.

At 23 September, 2005 18:23, Blogger Vigilis said...

MM, The weather around here has been 'stalled' the whole month. For me, it's pretty easy to see why to storms might take similar paths.

At 11 October, 2005 12:43, Blogger Nigel G Mitchell said...

Sure, look at it as an isolated incident if you want to. If you ignore the rising ocean temperatures, melting glaciers, and increasing hurricanes over the last ten years, that makes perfect sense.


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