Global Warming Hype on Thin Ice
Global Warming Hype on Thin Ice!
In Think & Believe (Jan/Feb 2010), I had written about several instances where scientists purposefully withheld important data or just plain falsified their findings. In that article, I reported on Climate Gate. Now the chief figure in Climate Gate, Professor Phil Jones, who has since stepped down from his post pending investigation of scientific misconduct, has made some significant admissions in his February 13th interview with the BBC. Points that surfaced in the interview are:
- Contrary to what we have been told, there has been no increase in global temperatures over the last 15 years;
- The data which supposedly shows a sharp spike (called the Hockey stick increase) in global temperatures is missing. It was likely thrown out. (Professor Jones contends, and his colleagues agree, that he has poor organizational skills);
- The rates of temperature increase which have spurred on the global warming hype actually show no statistically significant increase;
- Temperatures in the Medieval Warm Period were likely as warm, if not warmer, than now (and perhaps globally). That means global warming really can’t be caused by man;
- The global warming debate is not over as had been claimed by the alarmists.
So, what does this mean? In short, it means we can likely forget about much of the “man-made” global warming hype we have been hearing about for the last decade. It also means that we shouldn't spend billions of dollars trying to fix something that is not man-caused and perhaps even unfixable by man. In the words of global warming expert and skeptic, Cal Beisner with the Cornwall Alliance, it means, “Forget all you've heard about unprecedented global warming; global warming so rapid it can't be natural but must be anthropogenic [man-caused]; global warming threatening to devastate economies, ecosystems, and perhaps even human civilization itself; global warming on which ‘the science is settled’ and ‘the debate is over.’ … Forget it all.”
If you wish to read more, please check out “Scientists Falsify Research Results”
For more information on the BBC interview and its significance, see, Cal Beisner’s site: www.CornwallAlliance.org
By Dave Nutting
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