Tuesday, November 27, 2012

U.N. climate panel's "No. 2" scientist compares alleged AGW consensus to the gravity consensus; new IPCC report will have boosted estimates of sea level rise

UN climate scientist: Sandy no coincidence | News-JournalOnline.com
The IPCC is set to start releasing portions of its fifth report next year. Van Ypersele would not discuss the contents except to say the report will include new research on the melting of ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica, boosting previous estimates on sea level rise.

He said the scientific backing for man-made climate change is now so strong that it can be compared to the consensus behind the principles of gravity.


DrFurstDunaharm said...

The difference is that one is a law and the other is a theory.

Gravity acts the same on all objects and can be demonstrated with no adjustment to the figures. It is specific, reproducible and meaningful.

AGW is different in different places and can be measured differently by different people. Only with careful "adjustment" can it be seen to be specific, reproducible or meaningful in any way.

Anonymous said...

The theory of gravity can be checked with experiment.
AGW can't be.
If your #2 scientist doesn't understand the difference...

The #2 scientist doesn't know the difference between induction and experimental results?

That can't possibly be true- can it?