Skip to comments.New study seeks to shut up climate skeptics
Posted on 10/22/2011 9:30:48 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Global warming is 'real' and temperatures have climbed steadily over the past decades, a long-awaited, independent study has found, refuting skeptics claims that there isnt enough evidence to assert that the world climate is changing.
According to a study published yesterday (20 October) by the Berkley Earth Project, which included U.S. physicists, climatologists and statisticians, the average world land temperatures climbed approximately 1 degree Celsius since the mid-1950s.
The Berkley project, funded among others by the Koch Foundation, linked to the company which Greenpeace called a kingpin of climate science denial, has analysed data from 15 different sources, in some cases going back as far the 1800. That makes it the most complete historical record of land temperature ever compiled, said physicist and head of the project, Richard Muller.
"My hope is that the findings will cool the debate over global warming by addressing many of the valid concerns of the skeptics in a clear and rigorous way, said Elisabeth Muller, co-founder and Executive director of the Berkley Earth project.
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Another in a long line of fraudulent, cooked, made to order global warming studies . . . [yawn..] ppppppttthhh
THEY HAVE PI$$ED AWAY ALL OF THEIR CREDIBILITY!!!!!
No one said temperatures aren’t warmer, the question is, is man to blame.
More background info about this here:
The Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature project puts PR before peer review
If your interested go to WUWT And read about another bad study.
But urban temperature readings do contribute when more rural sites are closed down. It isn't a question of land area, but a question of data gathering. If I measure the temperature of a Birthday cake at the lit ends of the candles the average temperature will be significantly higher than if I had measured the temperature at the level of the frosting.
It’s sounds to me as though the objective of this so called study was to provide some sort of ammuniton to the wacked out enviroloonies to use against their critics. This is really weird.
“Global warming is a serious problem,” Muller said in a lecture at UC Berkeley last week. “But people simply don’t believe the story anymore because the story was exaggerated.... Not a single polar bear has died because of receding ice.”
“I am highly skeptical of the hype and claims,” said Kevin Trenberth, who heads the Climate Analysis Section of the National Center for Atmospheric Research, a university consortium. “The team has some good people but not the expertise required in certain areas, and purely statistical approaches are naive. I suspect they have an agenda.”
“New study seeks to shut up climate skeptics”
Skeptics of what?
Well, there can be little debate on temps going up or down.
The debate is about cause.
Is it just natural variations, or is AGW a global reality.
If one stikes a match, he contributes to warming, and if I pee in the sea, I am causing a rise in sea levels.
As for myself, I have always been with those that say
temperature/climate variations are beyond any meaningful influence of man, and look to the sun for answers.
They first expect us to believe a Berkly Professor was a critic of AGW ... False Flag FAIL!
This was the exact point at which I quit reading.
If I remember right, this Berkley group is discussed at www.wattsupwiththat.com.
This is a big PR push using mostly non-peer reviewed material.
Nevertheless, the Berkeley project he led - which brought together physicists and (finally!) statisticians - were able to perform a complete re-analysis of all the temperature data, this time taking the main statistical statistical criticisms into account. Lets leave aside whether these analyses were complete, rigorous, or recommended. Assume that they were. The findings?
We discovered that about one-third of the worlds temperature stations have recorded cooling temperatures, and about two-thirds have recorded warming. The two-to-one ratio reflects global warming. The changes at the locations that showed warming were typically between 1-2C, much greater than the IPCC average of 0.64C.
“How much of the warming is due to humans and what will be the likely effects? We made no independent assessment of that.”
They also employed very poor statistical methods.
We would get better accuracy asking a fortune teller to tell us what climate has done and may do. We are decades away from coming up with any reliable data. We need millions of sensors under water, millions of sensors on land (biased to air density) and millions of sensors in the atmosphere (biased to air density). And we need to capture those data points in real time for over 100 years. Then we might be able to discern a trend in the biospheres energy density. Sunlight (the actual source of green house energy) is absorbed by oceans, land and atmosphere.
Actually, temps have been getting cooler since 1998, despite what the idiotic climate change fanatics say. It is a proven fact, one that global warmists tend to ignore. While the earth has warmed for centuries while coming out of an ice age, it is cooling now. Neither change can be attributed to man.
They make statements like this in an alarmist fashion as though this was somehow new to human history.
Great cities have risen and fallen due to changes in the local climate throughout human history.
Is there some reason to expect that weather patterns that have changed continuously over the billions of earths history are now chiseled in stone because man has appeared on the scene?
This is Yellow Journalism supporting Yellow Science.
And it actually gets much more complex then that if you want very accurate metrics, but we are dealing with apes who are universally known to have knee jerk reactions to any increased complexity.
two words -
These people have lost so much credibility it is boring ot even refute them. As in the littel wuote you produced - no mention of heat island. No mention of cause. No mention of start and end dates. etc.
From friggin Berkeley!! This study will be eviscerated faster than those guys take off their Birkenstocks, decide their tie-dyed shirts will make it through another day and take the rubber band off their ponytails.
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