“Climate Change’s” death spiral?
So much has been revealed over that last week or so that you have to wonder if anyone will be able to make a convincing argument for Global Warming” without a complete new set of scientific studies that are properly reviewed, subject to rigorous testing and free from political influence.
If you haven’t been following the recent press, you simply have to read the following articles published just in the last week:
In this BBC Q&A with Phil Jones the embattled head of the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit admits that there has been no statistically significant warming in 15 years and that the vast majority of climate scientists don’t believe that the “debate on climate change is over”. Coming from a leading researcher in favor of the GW theory, these admissions are stunners!
Another revelations are that he thinks that the Medieval Warm Period may have been global in scope which would destroy the alarmists’ assertion that the current period of warming is “unprecedented”. In addition, he cannot produce the data on which his research is based leading his colleagues to assert that he is so disorganized he may have lost them. This makes his research untestable and therefore of limited value.
The London Telegraph reports that an alarming claim the UN’s IPCC made in its 2007 report that GW will cause food production to drop by 50% in some African countries in the next decade is completely without scientific backing. The Telegraph’s reporter is lead to conclude that the IPCC report is disintegrating under closer examination.
England’s Guardian newspaper, long a supporter of AGW ran this story suggesting that fraud has been committed by climate scientists refusing to release data on the location of Chinese weather stations whose data appeared to support the theory of AGW. As it turns out those stations were located in urbanizing areas or had been moved rendering their data invalid.
The London Times quotes John Christy, professor of atmospheric science at the University of Alabama, Huntsville, and a former lead author of theIPCC that “temperature records cannot be relied upon” because of the factors cited in the Guardian story
This information is very recent and the effects will be realized over the next weeks and months but it doesn’t bode well for the alarmists. Of course all of this stuff is just the most recent. For a compendium of the Warmers’ woes see this column by Mark Landsbaum
An interesting thing to note is that all of this reporting is being done by British news organizations. Do you wonder why the American Press especially the NY Times seems to have no interest? So does Walter Russell Mead here.
Stay tuned. This is going to get REALLY interesting soon!