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Not a peep about the coldest N pole summer on record... of arctic sea ice back to pre death spiral levels, or s hem record ice #HypocritesFracking could accelerate global warming - environment - 12 August 2013 - New Scientist
Tom Wigley of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, concluded in a recent study that substituting gas for coal increases rather than decreases the rate of warming for many decades...The Breakthrough Institute - Tom Wigley
Firstly, burning coal releases a lot of sulphur dioxide and black carbon. These cool the climate, offsetting up to 40 per cent of the warming effect of burning coal, Wigley told a recent conference of the Breakthrough Institute think tank in Sausalito, California.
He served as Director of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia (UEA) from 1979 to 1993, and was a Senior Scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) from 1993 to 2006. He currently has honorary academic positions at UEA and NCAR and an Adjunct Professorship at the University of Adelaide. He developed and continues to update the widely-used climate model MAGICC.
Emails illegally hacked from a server at UEA showed how vulnerable scientists can be to misrepresentation of their private statements, and how frustrating it can be to cope with harassment from critics of global warming ideas. They also showed Wigley pushing for greater transparency and fair play.