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Former NASA Scientist: Global Warming is Nonsense
Breitbart's London ^ | April 26, 2014 | Nick Hallett

Posted on 04/26/2014 7:43:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

A former NASA scientist has described global warming as "nonsense", dismissing the theory of man-made climate change as "an unsubstantiated hypothesis" and saying that it is "absolutely stupid" to blame the recent UK floods on human activity.

Professor Les Woodcock, who has had a long and distinguished academic career, also said there is "no reproducible evidence" that carbon dioxide levels have increased over the past century, and blamed the green movement for inflicting economic damage on ordinary people.

Professor Woodcock is Emeritus Professor of Chemical Thermodynamics at the University of Manchester and has authored over 70 academic papers for a wide range of scientific journals. He received his PhD from the University of London, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, a recipient of a Max Planck Society Visiting Fellowship, and a founding editor the journal Molecular Simulation. (h/t Climate Depot)

Professor Woodcock told the Yorkshire Evening Post:

"The term 'climate change' is meaningless. The Earth's climate has been changing since time immemorial, that is since the Earth was formed....

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalwarming; gorebullwarming; nasa

1 posted on 04/26/2014 7:43:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
NO!

Surely he jests...


2 posted on 04/26/2014 7:44:58 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am going to call this one and say it’s settled.


3 posted on 04/26/2014 7:49:57 PM PDT by JIM O
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To: JIM O

I 2nd your motion.


4 posted on 04/26/2014 7:52:08 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: DoughtyOne; All

I don’t know about the anthropogentic part, but I think it is pretty clearly accepted even by most skeptics that atmospheric CO2 has risen significantly in the past 100 years. I am not sure how expertise in Chemical Thermodynamics provides the expertise for his claims. Yes, climate changes, and in the 65 years I have been observing it, I would say that on the east coast of the US it has gotten warmer, especially in winter.


5 posted on 04/26/2014 7:55:38 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This story of course is going to get wide coverage by the MSM....../s off.


6 posted on 04/26/2014 7:58:38 PM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That name... the name... the poor guy....


7 posted on 04/26/2014 8:00:14 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a pessimist, I say plenty of negative things. Consider it a warning of sorts.)
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To: gleeaikin

Yea, like this winter for instance. It was terribly warm and probably one of the mildest winters on record in the North East.

I’m sure glad that in 1914, they had the forsight to make detailed CO2 emissions readings in the upper atmosphere.

That’s why it’s so easy to speak with authority what has happened over the last 100 years when talking to the unwashed masses.


8 posted on 04/26/2014 8:01:47 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Joe? JOE! wouldja have a look after this Les fella for me?

9 posted on 04/26/2014 8:03:58 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: DoughtyOne

Still cold here in the upper midwest. We’re looking at a considerably shortened growing season this year.


10 posted on 04/26/2014 8:04:23 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The communists took over the ‘green’ movement back in its earliest days in Germany. It is a progressive take over....it only gets worse never better


11 posted on 04/26/2014 8:04:48 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: gleeaikin

You are ill educated. Chemical thermodynamics is exactly what takes place in the atmosphere....

And for you to think that this winter was warmer in the eastern US suggests that you didn’t go outside very much.

There is NO correlation between CO2 levels and weather patterns.....hence there can be NO causation


12 posted on 04/26/2014 8:07:11 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: gleeaikin

You’re on a different east coast than I am. Almost May and it still feels like winter.


13 posted on 04/26/2014 8:10:50 PM PDT by bramps (Go West America!)
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To: cripplecreek

That was my take too.

I’m not back there, but it was my take this wss a pretty tough winter.


14 posted on 04/26/2014 8:12:22 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: bramps

April showers are supposed to bring May flowers but we’ll be lucky if we get leaves.


15 posted on 04/26/2014 8:12:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: bramps; All

I am talking about a trend over 65 years of personal observation. Yes, this winter was fairly cold, but not as cold as winters I remember from 40 or 50 years ago, and last winter was quite warm.


16 posted on 04/26/2014 8:13:00 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: DoughtyOne

Toughest winter of my adulthood. I can’t really speak for when I was a kid because that’s a pretty distorted lens.

Shipping is still disrupted due to ice on Lake Superior.


17 posted on 04/26/2014 8:15:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: gleeaikin

wrong.

and it’s “anthropogenic” (human caused global warming that is their theory and claim).

for the last decade (after the hoaxed data or “hockey stick” data is taken out), temps have actually fallen slightly or remained flat (depending on the source) while the claim is that global CO2 data has risen ever so slightly.

thus, there is no correlation (let alone causation) of any kind between average global temp and CO2, supported by any stream of unhoaxed climate data. in fact, there are loads of data to the contrary going back to the middle ages. that is what is known in science as a complete falsification of global warming theory.


18 posted on 04/26/2014 8:19:36 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: gleeaikin
I would say that on the east coast of the US it has gotten warmer, especially in winter.

Oh hell yeah.

We're just dyin up here. (snowed yesterday)

19 posted on 04/26/2014 8:26:57 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: gleeaikin

“I am talking about a trend over 65 years of personal observation. Yes, this winter was fairly cold, but not as cold as winters I remember from 40 or 50 years ago, and last winter was quite warm.”

Good grief, you’re living on some other planet. You ain’t no Farmer’s Almanac, that’s for sure.


20 posted on 04/26/2014 9:21:23 PM PDT by flaglady47 (Oppressors can tyranize only w/a standing army-enslaved press-disarmed populace)
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To: gleeaikin
Yes, climate changes, and in the 65 years I have been observing it, I would say that on the east coast of the US it has gotten warmer, especially in winter.

And you are...??

Aside from membership in the troll class of '05, your credentials are...??

And how do you account for the hundreds of periods of warming (and cooling) in the last 12,000 years?

21 posted on 04/26/2014 9:51:25 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: publius911

The arguments based on small observations are spurious. I think the days are getting brighter. With too much light the animals and plants of the earth will suffer.

I think that the USA is causing the brighter daylight. Therefore I want control of your economy to reverse this and save the planet. You are someone who doesn’t CARE if you don’t give me total control.

You are also racist because...


22 posted on 04/26/2014 9:59:41 PM PDT by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.ha)
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To: gleeaikin

I guess our experiences are different, but I’m only 56. I live in NC and the winters in NC have been about the same, some warm, some not. This last winter was pretty brutal.


23 posted on 04/26/2014 10:08:40 PM PDT by fini
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To: gleeaikin
I am not sure how expertise in Chemical Thermodynamics provides the expertise for his claims.

Yeah. It's not like he has a Ph.D in something relevant to global warming like Political Science or something.

24 posted on 04/26/2014 10:48:11 PM PDT by seowulf (Cogito cogito, ergo cogito sum. Cogito.---Ambrose Bierce)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
there is "no reproducible evidence" that carbon dioxide levels have increased over the past century,

I don't believe this is right. I think he said no evidence C02 drives increasing temps in another article.

25 posted on 04/27/2014 5:14:49 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan
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bkmk


26 posted on 04/28/2014 9:23:39 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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