Thursday, January 10, 2013

More On a Quest for Common Ground on Climate Change -
Just to be clear, while Emanuel was long a registered Republican (he switched to independent status last spring, he told me) and Frumhoff is straight from Central Casting if you’re seeking a scientist who’s also a liberal Democrat, they have both long been calling for action to curb emissions of greenhouse gases. So this video hardly represents some “Hannity and Colmes” style collaboration (that one didn’t do too well, I recall).
It would appear that the Met have deliberately fabricated a new version of their Dec 2011 forecast, in order to avoid making the original version look too ridiculous.

Is this really what “science” has come down to?
Alarmists (again) trot out Kerry Emanuel as Republican global warming believer in video |
Memo to the Union of Concerned Scientists: Not many Republicans are “ashamed to be an American” and not many wives of Republicans have renounced their citizenship.
Cogs in the Climate Machine « NoFrakkingConsensus
As naive members of the public, we imagine that “the world’s top climate scientists” would be held in such high esteem at the IPCC that they’d be the ones determining what is important and where emphasis should be placed.

But these scientists are actually told what to write about. They’re told how many pages they must say it in. And they’re urged again and again to ensure that their chapter doesn’t diverge from what earlier IPCC reports have already declared – or what other chapters will say.
The fact that IPCC expert reviewers frequently observe that the authors of one chapter are saying something rather different from the authors in a second chapter is important. It indicates that many of these matters are far from settled.

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