Sunday, June 22, 2014

Global Warming Alarmism: A Blast from the Past

From the New York Times:
PICKING up where a high-school chemistry class might end, “Nova,” the public-broadcasting science series, offers the nonmatriculating viewer an advanced course in worrying. The cause of the concern is all the carbon dioxide that’s being pumped into the industrialized and motorized air. The hourlong broadcast is called “The Climate Crisis: The Greenhouse Effect,” at 9 tonight on Channel 13.

The conclusion, conveyed with great authority by several big-league climatologists from government and private research organizations, is terrible: by the year 2000, the atmosphere and weather will grow warmer by several degrees and life - animal, plant, human - will be threatened. The experts say that melting ice caps, flooded cities, droughts in the corn belt and famine in the third world could result if the earth’s mean temperature rises by a mere two or three degrees.
This described a NOVA documentary broadcast in 1986.

It seems the “big-league climatologists” were all wet. But we have no evidence that they have ever been called to account for the nonsense they were spouting

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4 Comments:

Blogger jimspice said...

Are you still standing behind your claim there's been no warming since 1997?

http://mu-warrior.blogspot.com/2012/11/no-global-warming-for-last-16-years.html

9:56 PM  
Blogger jimspice said...

Seriously, that one post should have cast doubt on any statistical inference you've made in your entire career. Do you stand by it? If so, why so. If not, what was the source of your confusion at the time? Could the entirety of your academic work be affected by the source of that confusion as well?

Please, sir, do tell.

2:07 AM  
Blogger John McAdams said...

Are you still standing behind your claim there's been no warming since 1997?

Yes.

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/service/global/lo-hem/201401-201406.gif

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadcrut3/diagnostics/global/nh%2Bsh/index.html

Even true blue believers like the New York Times and The Economist have had to take notice of it.

It seems the climate scientists don't know how to explain it.

7:54 PM  
Blogger J Hogan said...

"The experts say that melting ice caps, flooded cities, droughts in the corn belt and famine in the third world could result if the earth’s mean temperature rises by a mere two or three degrees."

The scientists are all wet?

Melting ice caps = true
Flooded cities: Charleston, NYC, New Orleans, all near the shore. Not to mention Phillipines, others. Shore erosion all up and down the east coast of the US.
Droughts: California the past 3 years and continuing.
Famine: look at ongoing droughts in East Africa
Ocean temps: fish and shellfish populations moving north; basically no lobsters left in southern New England.

Not sure what you're looking at as evidence that the scientists are all wet. A bar chart with no context? Geez.
Can only keep one's head in the sand for so long I'm afraid .....

And, what will your answer be if those crazy 'true believers' at places like NASA, the National Academies of Science,
and the Royal Society turn out to be right?

1:43 PM  

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