Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Cooling climate, heating rhetoric

Cooling Climate:
Over the last 10 years or so as new data have accumulated the general trend and likely future course of climate change has become reasonably clear. The earth is entering a cooling phase which is likely to last about 30 years and possibly longer. The major natural factors controlling climate change have also become obvious.Unfortunately the general public has been bombarded by the scientific and media and political establishments with anthropogenic global warming – anti CO2 propaganda based on the misuse and misrepresentation of already shoddy IPCC “science” for political ,commercial and personal ends.

Federal Environment Minister Peter Kent thinks recent extreme weather events are forcing politicians in both Canada and the U.S. to focus on the issue of climate change, and that includes members of his Conservative government's cabinet. ...
... In perhaps his most forceful comments on climate change to date, Kent says the recent Hurricane Sandy that devastated parts of the U.S. East Coast is putting the issue top of mind, as are recent examples of extreme weather in Canada, such as the increasing number of tornadoes to hit Ontario.
"Scientists tell us on a regular basis you can't connect individual incidents of extreme weather with climate change, but I think it's quite clear that we are seeing increased incidents of extreme weather, droughts, floods, the diminishing ice cap, ozone opening and closing over the poles, he said.
"You don't have to convince me that climate change is a very real and present danger and we need to address it."
Le's hope Kent's dopey remarks are just fog he's laying in advance of the UN's Doha Climate Change Conference.

Related: Cognitive climate change dissonance 


dmorris said...

I think we'd all better send some info to Peter Kent,the guy was a broadcaster,and may just be susceptible to the entreaties of some of his former colleagues.

I'm going to E-mail him a link to Anthony Watts' website,maybe that will help PK regain some sense of reality.

I'm afraid this may be the start of another round of cap 'n trade talks or carbon taxes,neither of which will help us ordinary folks.

JR said...

Good idea. Anthony Watts recently posted a link to Friends of Science "Common Misconceptions About Global Warming". I'll send him that one. It's got lots of easy to grasp points.

Alain said...

I wonder if Kent is idiot enough to think this will win over the environment extremists to the CPC. He needs to be sticking to facts and science not politicised "science".

JR said...

I wonder too, Alain. He sounds like he's trying to appease the warmists and their media dupes.

But then he also says: "Canada is committed to getting a new agreement but warns it won't be easy."[Translation?: "Don't expect too much."]