Wednesday, September 18, 2013


Terence Corcoran: The tide is rising on climate models and policies | Financial Post
As climate models and economics founder, both the politics and science of climate change are on the ropes at UN and across the globe

You don’t have to be a dyed in the wool climate skeptic to conclude that the great United Nations climate policy regime is in serious trouble. Even extreme greens are worried. Greenpeace recently felt compelled to issue a long attack denouncing “the denial machine” that seems to be winning the policy and science debate.
A tipping point: Skepticism goes mainstream… « JoNova
Worldwide momentum is shifting. With David Rose’s article in the Daily Mail, Matt Ridley in the Wall Street Journal (“We got it wrong on warming“), and the excellent article by Ross McKitrick in the Financial Post the skeptical message is going mainstream.

The war is by no means over, but the race in media coverage has stepped up a notch. Now, for the first time there is an element of competition, serious newspapers don’t want to be left behind. Editors have realized the skeptics have a case.
Claim: simulated satellite data back to 1860 proves global warming caused by humans | Watts Up With That?
This is just nuts, sorry, I just don’t have any other words for it.

Computer modeling and simulations are not hard data nor empirical proof, especially when trying to hindcast the upper atmosphere temperature back to 1860, well before radiosonde data exists. They can’t even calibrate the output against real-world upper air data for the majority of the time series. But, illogically, these authors claim that their method is sound. And, the timing is suspect. Look at the laundry list of names on the publication too. The fingerprint graphic seen on the second graph is downright corny, as if maybe the public just wouldn’t “get it” unless they put an actual human fingerprint on their graph. It’s like they threw this together as an insurance policy in case the IPCC AR5 report wasn’t convincing enough. -Anthony

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