Thursday, December 20, 2007

Debunking the AGW “consensus”

This U.S. Senate blog provides a comprehensive summary of a Senate Report released today. The Report details the objections of prominent scientists who recently disputed anthropogenic global warming claims:

Over 400 prominent scientists from more than two dozen countries recently voiced significant objections to major aspects of the so-called "consensus" on man-made global warming. These scientists, many of whom are current and former participants in the UN IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), criticized the climate claims made by the UN IPCC and former Vice President Al Gore.

The new report issued by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee’s office of the GOP Ranking Member details the views of the scientists, the overwhelming majority of whom spoke out in 2007.


Paleoclimatologist Dr. Tim Patterson, professor in the department of Earth Sciences at Carleton University in Ottawa, recently converted from a believer in man-made climate change to a skeptic. Patterson noted that the notion of a "consensus" of scientists aligned with the UN IPCC or former Vice President Al Gore is false. "I was at the Geological Society of America meeting in Philadelphia in the fall and I would say that people with my opinion were probably in the majority."


Many of the scientists featured in this report consistently stated that numerous colleagues shared their views, but they will not speak out publicly for fear of retribution.

Great stuff. This has to be the biggest blow yet to climate alarmists’ claims of "consensus".

So, we should see some solid media coverage for a week or so, right? Headlines proclaiming "Global crisis cancelled!"; videos of polar bears happily scampering on the Arctic ice; thrilling animations of stable sea levels; footage of the snows returning to Kilimanjaro.

[Via CBL]


Anonymous said...

JR ~ You crack me up. Love reading your stuff. I have a "wait it out and the opinion will reverse" outlook on nearly everything ... including global warming and the success of war.

JR said...

Why thank you, anon! In the face of all the doomsaying, cracking up now and then is good medicine.