Skip to comments.Climate change 'scientists’ are just another pressure group
Posted on 10/06/2013 8:05:36 PM PDT by neverdem
Last weekend, something very odd happened. On Friday we were told that in Stockholm the UNs Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (the IPCC) had published a report saying that it was now extremely likely that the world faces disastrous man-made climate change. But this was merely a summary for politicians and the media of a scientific report that was not published until three days later.
We then learnt that this Summary for Policymakers had been argued over for days and sleepless nights by hundreds of politicians, officials and scientists, but, weirdly, that the scientific report it supposedly summarised had subsequently been amended to bring it into line with the summary. One obvious change from previous drafts was the marked downplaying of any reference to how, in recent years, global temperatures have so notably failed to rise as the IPCCs computer models predicted.
This was an uncanny replay of the first scandal to hit the IPCC back in 1996,...
Scientists who had approved the report protested that there was nothing in their text to justify this. But, to their amazement, they discovered that their agreed version had been amended to include this very phrase, citing as its authority two papers not yet published by Ben Santer, an American scientist who had also played a key part in drafting the summary.
All this, and the revelation that Santer had deleted 15 passages casting doubt on man-made warming from the agreed text, famously prompted Prof Frederick Seitz, a revered former president of the US National Academy of Sciences, to protest that never in 60 years as a scientist had he witnessed a more disturbing corruption of the peer-review process. Last weekend Dr Santer was again playing a part in the events that led to a virtual repeat of what happened in 1995...
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
Sorry, but “Pressure Group” does not do them justice. They are a major environmental group looking for Government finance and they usually get it.
They use false data, false projections, and false writtings to gain money - therefore they are whores of the worst kind.
I knew it - The recent reports of the death of the Climate Debate has been wildly exaggerated!
To steal from Jethro Tull “the train it won’t stop going, no it won’t slow down”
The arrogance/ hubris of those who pretend that humans have ANYTHING to do with the weather is breathtaking. It is just the normal yin and yang of weather. The earth has cooled and heated up since the beginning. I am embarrassed that so many Americans are so gullible/naive as to buy into this stuff.
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Wow! So true! The line has grown so much longer lately...
What’s amazing is that this is being reported in the Telegraph. Of course we will never see this kind of truth in the American Pravda news outlets.
All too true.
Santer has a long history of exceptionally egregious cherry-picking.
And seems to be continuing today..so I guess we should just give up and pay them... Seems to be the only thing that they respect.
almost all democrat voters believe in global warming. these morons trust the media and government and government financed scientists. and yes too many Americans believe in global warming. most Americans I’ve asked do believe it. global warming is a hoax.
It is acquired wisdom and experience only that teach incredulity,
and they very seldom teach it enough. The wisest and most cautious of us all frequently gives credit to stories which he himself is afterwards both ashamed and astonished that he could possibly think of believing. - Adam SmithIt is a signal virtue of Free Republic that its far-flung members, otherwise isolated, are enabled to pool their incredulity, which is otherwise in critically short supply.
Santer is a thug.
As a matter of fact, this is a verbatim quote from his email: Next time I see Pat Michaels at a scientific meeting, Ill be tempted to beat the crap out of him. Very tempted.. See http://climatenonconformist.wordpress.com/2011/07/07/climategate-one-liners/
Spot on! Straight, to the point and the truth.
OK!! Everybody pay attention!
Lesson for today:
1. The sun is 1,300,000 times as big as the earth.
2. The sun is a ball of fire that controls our climates.
3. The earth is a rock.
4. The earth is a speck in comparison to the size of the sun.
5. Inhabitants of the earth are less than specks.
Study Question: How do less-than-specks in congress plan to control the sun?
That’s my summation of what that interaction with Michaels revealed in sharp focus about Santer.