Wednesday, 23 July 2008

The myth of consensus on Man Made Climate Change explodes as the APS opens a global warming debate

The science of climate change is settled, or so assert some of its leading proponents, including Al "The science is clear and compelling. We humans are changing the global climate" Gore, John "There’s no longer any serious debate among climate scientists about either the reality of global warming or about the fact that its substantially caused by human activity…" Quiggin and David "I think that the scientific debate has now closed on global warming, and the popular debate is closing as well" Miliband. of course the truth is somewhat at variance with these statements but those trying to impose their "truth" and policies on us, don't care too much for the truth. I have blogged many times about the inaccuracies that bedevil much of the Man Made Climate Change propaganda.

Now I learn from Daily Tech that
"The American Physical Society, an organization representing nearly 50,000 physicists, has reversed its stance on climate change and is now proclaiming that many of its members disbelieve in human-induced global warming. The APS is also sponsoring public debate on the validity of global warming science. The leadership of the society had previously called the evidence for global warming "incontrovertible."

In a posting to the APS forum, editor Jeffrey Marque explains,"There is a considerable presence within the scientific community of people who do not agree with the IPCC conclusion that anthropogenic CO2 emissions are very probably likely to be primarily responsible for global warming that has occurred since the Industrial Revolution.""

The article continues:
"The APS is opening its debate with the publication of a paper by Lord Monckton of Brenchley, which concludes that climate sensitivity -- the rate of temperature change a given amount of greenhouse gas will cause -- has been grossly overstated by IPCC modeling. A low sensitivity implies additional atmospheric CO2 will have little effect on global climate.

Larry Gould, Professor of Physics at the University of Hartford and Chairman of the New England Section of the APS, called Monckton's paper an "expose of the IPCC that details numerous exaggerations and "extensive errors"

In an email to DailyTech, Monckton says, "I was dismayed to discover that the IPCC's 2001 and 2007 reports did not devote chapters to the central 'climate sensitivity' question, and did not explain in proper, systematic detail the methods by which they evaluated it. When I began to investigate, it seemed that the IPCC was deliberately concealing and obscuring its method."

According to Monckton, there is substantial support for his results, "in the peer-reviewed literature, most articles on climate sensitivity conclude, as I have done, that climate sensitivity must be harmlessly low."

Monckton, who was the science advisor to Britain's Thatcher administration, says natural variability is the cause of most of the Earth's recent warming. "In the past 70 years the Sun was more active than at almost any other time in the past 11,400 years ... Mars, Jupiter, Neptune’s largest moon, and Pluto warmed at the same time as Earth.""

Man Made Climate Change is a myth, unfortunately to say so invites derision and hatred from the liberal intelligentsia who unfortunately do run this Country.


Letters From A Tory said...

You had better be careful what you say or you'll have OFCOM all over your back.

Anonymous said...

Careful of jumping the gun on this - it doesn't help if we deniers are as cavalier with the facts as the global warming crew. Your Daily Tech link has this update added.

Updated 7/17/2008

After publication of this story, the APS responded with a statement that its Physics and Society Forum is merely one unit within the APS, and its views do not reflect those of the Society at large.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the cite. As Riddler says, it's a good idea to wait a week or so before embracing the latest talking point.