Sunday, October 20, 2019

Here is what I looked up out about Global Warming, or "Climate change" as it is now called.

Meteorology professor Richard Lindzen said the more alarmist climate claims were false and that there had been no significant warming for 20 years.

Professor Richard Lindzen slammed conventional global warming thinking warming as 'nonsense' in a lecture for the Global Warming Policy Foundation on Tuesday.
'An implausible conjecture backed by false evidence and repeated incessantly ... is used to promote the overturn of industrial civilization,' he said in London.
'What we will be leaving our grandchildren is ... a landscape degraded by rusting wind farms and decaying solar panel arrays.'
A little old now, but this is from “More Than 1000 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims”.
More than 1,000 dissenting scientists (updates previous 700 scientist report) from around the globe have now challenged man-made global warming claims made by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and former Vice President Al Gore.
The well over 1,000 dissenting scientists are almost 20 times the number of UN scientists (52) who authored the media-hyped IPCC 2007 Summary for Policymakers.
“Hundreds of billion dollars have been wasted with the attempt of imposing Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) theory that is not supported by physical world evidences...AGW has been forcefully imposed by means of a barrage of scare stories and indoctrination that begins in the elementary school textbooks.” -- Brazilian Geologist Geraldo Luís Lino, who authored the 2009 book ―The Global Warming Fraud: How a Natural Phenomenon Was Converted into a False World Emergency.

“97% of Climate Scientists Agree” Is 100% Wrong
If you look at the literature, the specific meaning of the 97% claim is: 97 percent of climate scientists agree that there is a global warming trend and that human beings are the main cause--that is, that we are over 50% responsible. The warming is a whopping 0.8 degrees over the past 150 years, a warming that has tapered off to essentially nothing in the last decade and a half.
Because the actual 97% claim doesn’t even remotely justify their policies, catastrophists like President Obama and John Kerry take what we could generously call creative liberties in repeating this claim.
… Numerous scientists whose papers were classified by Cook protested (John Cook is the guy who came up with the 97% figure –, ‘runs the popular website ):
“Cook survey included 10 of my 122 eligible papers. 5/10 were rated incorrectly. 4/5 were rated as endorse rather than neutral.”  —Dr. Richard Tol
“That is not an accurate representation of my paper . . .”  —Dr. Craig Idso
A lot to read but essentially what’s wrong with the Peer review process, or “Why Most Published Research Findings Are False”. (Dr. John Ioannidis)
“Scientists understand that peer review per se provides only a minimal assurance of quality, and that the public conception of peer review as a stamp of authentication is far from the truth.
… “University and government research overseers rarely step in to directly enforce research quality, and when they do, the science community goes ballistic over the outside interference.