Shredding the "climate consensus" myth: More Than 1000 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims – Challenge UN IPCC & Gore

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INTRODUCTION:

More than 1000 dissenting scientists (updates previous 700 scientist report) from around the globe have now challenged man-made global warming claims made by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and former Vice President Al Gore. This new 2010 320page Climate Depot Special Report — updated from 2007’s groundbreaking U.S. Senate Report of over 400 scientists who voiced skepticism about the so-called global warming “consensus” — features the skeptical voices of over 1000 international scientists, including many current and former UN IPCC scientists, who have now turned against the UN IPCC. This updated 2010 report includes a dramatic increase of over 300 additional (and growing) scientists and climate researchers since the last update in March 2009. This report’s release coincides with the 2010 UN global warming summit being held in Cancun.

The more than 300 additional scientists added to this report since March 2009 (21 months ago), represents an average of nearly four skeptical scientists a week speaking out publicly. The well over 1000 dissenting scientists are almost 20 times the number of UN scientists (52) who authored the media-hyped IPCC 2007 Summary for Policymakers.

The chorus of skeptical scientific voices grew louder in 2010 as the Climategate scandal — which involved the upper echelon of UN IPCC scientists — detonated upon on the international climate movement. “I view Climategate as science fraud, pure and simple,” said noted Princeton Physicist Dr. Robert Austin shortly after the scandal broke. Climategate prompted UN IPCC scientists to turn on each other. UN IPCC scientist Eduardo Zorita publicly declared that his Climategate colleagues Michael Mann and Phil Jones “should be barred from the IPCC process…They are not credible anymore.” Zorita also noted how insular the IPCC science had become. “By writing these lines I will just probably achieve that a few of my future studies will, again, not see the light of publication,” Zorita wrote. A UN lead author Richard Tol lead author grew disillusioned with the IPCC and lamented that it had been “captured” and demanded that “the Chair of IPCC and the Chairs of the IPCC Working Groups should be removed.” Tol also publicly called for the “suspension” of IPCC Process in 2010 after being invited by the UN to participate as lead author again in the next IPCC Report.

Other UN scientists were more blunt. South African UN scientist declared the UN IPCC a “worthless carcass” and noted IPCC chair Pachauri is in “disgrace”. He also explained that the “fraudulent science continues to be exposed.” Alexander, a former member of the UN Scientific and Technical Committee on Natural Disasters harshly critiqued the UN. “‘I was subjected to vilification tactics at the time. I persisted. Now, at long last, my persistence has been rewarded…There is no believable evidence to support [the IPCC] claims. I rest my case!” See: S. African UN Scientist Calls it! ‘Climate change – RIP: Cause of Death: No scientifically believable evidence…Deliberate manipulation to suit political objectives’ [Also see: New Report: UN Scientists Speak Out On Global Warming — As Skeptics!] Geologist Dr. Don Easterbrook, a professor of geology at Western Washington University, summed up the scandal on December 3, 2010: “The corruption within the IPCC revealed by the Climategate scandal, the doctoring of data and the refusal to admit mistakes have so severely tainted the IPCC that it is no longer a credible agency.”

Selected Highlights of the Updated 2010 Report featuring over 1000 international scientists dissenting from man-made climate fears:

“We’re not scientifically there yet. Despite what you may have heard in the media, there is nothing like a consensus of scientific opinion that this is a problem. Because there is natural variability in the weather, you cannot statistically know for another 150 years.” — UN IPCC’s Tom Tripp, a member of the UN IPCC since 2004 and listed as one of the lead authors and serves as the Director of Technical Services & Development for U.S. Magnesium.

“Any reasonable scientific analysis must conclude the basic theory wrong!!” — NASA Scientist Dr. Leonard Weinstein who worked 35 years at the NASA Langley Research Center and finished his career there as a Senior Research Scientist. Weinstein, is presently a Senior Research Fellow at the National Institute of Aerospace.

“Please remain calm: The Earth will heal itself — Climate is beyond our power to control…Earth doesn’t care about governments or their legislation. You can’t find much actual global warming in present-day weather observations. Climate change is a matter of geologic time, something that the earth routinely does on its own without asking anyone’s permission or explaining itself.” — Nobel Prize-Winning Stanford University Physicist Dr. Robert B. Laughlin, who won the Nobel Prize for physics in 1998, and was formerly a research scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

“In essence, the jig is up. The whole thing is a fraud. And even the fraudsters that fudged data are admitting to temperature history that they used to say didn’t happen…Perhaps what has doomed the Climategate fraudsters the most was their brazenness in fudging the data” — Dr. Christopher J. Kobus, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Oakland University, specializes in alternative energy, thermal transport phenomena, two-phase flow and fluid and thermal energy systems.

“The energy mankind generates is so small compared to that overall energy budget that it simply cannot affect the climate…The planet’s climate is doing its own thing, but we cannot pinpoint significant trends in changes to it because it dates back millions of years while the study of it began only recently. We are children of the Sun; we simply lack data to draw the proper conclusions.” — Russian Scientist Dr. Anatoly Levitin, the head of geomagnetic variations laboratory at the Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radiowave Propagation of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

“Hundreds of billion dollars have been wasted with the attempt of imposing a Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) theory that is not supported by physical world evidences…AGW has been forcefully imposed by means of a barrage of scare stories and indoctrination that begins in the elementary school textbooks.” — Brazilian Geologist Geraldo Luís Lino, who authored the 2009 book “The Global Warming Fraud: How a Natural Phenomenon Was Converted into a False World Emergency.”

“I am an environmentalist,” but “I must disagree with Mr. Gore” — Chemistry Professor Dr. Mary Mumper, the chair of the Chemistry Department at Frostburg State University in Maryland, during her presentation titled “Anthropogenic Carbon Dioxide and Global Warming, the Skeptic’s View.”

“I am ashamed of what climate science has become today,” The science “community is relying on an inadequate model to blame CO2 and innocent citizens for global warming in order to generate funding and to gain attention. If this is what ‘science’ has become today, I, as a scientist, am ashamed…Science is too important for our society to be misused in the way it has been done within the Climate Science Community.” Swedish Climatologist Dr. Hans Jelbring,

“Those who call themselves ‘Green planet advocates’ should be arguing for a CO2- fertilized atmosphere, not a CO2-starved atmosphere…Diversity increases when the planet was warm AND had high CO2 atmospheric content…Al Gore’s personal behavior supports a green planet – his enormous energy use with his 4 homes and his bizjet, does indeed help make the planet greener. Kudos, Al for doing your part to save the planet.” — Renowned engineer and aviation/space pioneer Burt Rutan, who was named “100 most influential people in the world, 2004” by Time Magazine and Newsweek called him “the man responsible for more innovations in modern aviation than any living engineer.”

“Global warming is the central tenet of this new belief system in much the same way that the Resurrection is the central tenet of Christianity. Al Gore has taken a role corresponding to that of St Paul in proselytizing the new faith…My skepticism about AGW arises from the fact that as a physicist who has worked in closely related areas, I know how poor the underlying science is. In effect the scientific method has been abandoned in this field.” — Atmospheric Physicist Dr. John Reid, who worked with Australia’s CSIRO’s (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) Division of Oceanography and worked in surface gravity waves (ocean waves) research.

“We maintain there is no reason whatsoever to worry about man-made climate change, because there is no evidence whatsoever that such a thing is happening.” — Greek Earth scientists Antonis Christofides and Nikos Mamassis of the National Technical University of Athens’ Department of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering.

“There are clear cycles during which both temperature and salinity rise and fall. These cycles are related to solar activity…In my opinion and that of our institute, the problems connected to the current stage of warming are being exaggerated. What we are dealing with is not a global warming of the atmosphere or of the oceans.” — Biologist Pavel Makarevich of the Biological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences

“Because the greenhouse effect is temporary rather than permanent, predictions of significant global warming in the 21st century by IPCC are not supported by the data.” — Hebrew University Professor Dr. Michael Beenstock an honorary fellow with Institute for Economic Affairs who published a study challenging man-made global warming claims titled “Polynomial Cointegration Tests of the Anthropogenic Theory of Global Warming.”

“The whole idea of anthropogenic global warming is completely unfounded. There appears to have been money gained by Michael Mann, Al Gore and UN IPCC’s Rajendra Pachauri as a consequence of this deception, so it’s fraud.” — South African astrophysicist Hilton Ratcliffe, a member of the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA) and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and a Fellow of the British Institute of Physics.

End Selected Excerpts

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Background: Only 52 Scientists Participated in UN IPCC Summary

The notion of “hundreds” or “thousands” of UN scientists agreeing to a scientific statement does not hold up to scrutiny. (See report debunking “consensus” LINK) Recent research by Australian climate data analyst John McLean revealed that the IPCC’s peer-review process for the Summary for Policymakers leaves much to be desired. (LINK) (LINK) (LINK) & (LINK) (Note: The 52 scientists who participated in the 2007 IPCC Summary for Policymakers had to adhere to the wishes of the UN political leaders and delegates in a process described as more closely resembling a political party’s convention platform battle, not a scientific process – LINK)

Proponents of man-made global warming like to note how the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the American Meteorological Society (AMS) have issued statements endorsing the so-called “consensus” view that man is driving global warming. But both the NAS and AMS never allowed member scientists to directly vote on these climate statements. Essentially, only two dozen or so members on the governing boards of these institutions produced the “consensus” statements. This report gives a voice to the rank-and-file scientists who were shut out of the process. (LINK)

The NAS has come under fire for its lobbying practices. See: NAS Pres. Ralph Cicerone Turns Science Org. into political advocacy group: $6 million NAS study is used to lobby for global warming bill & Cicerone’s Shame: NAS Urges Carbon Tax, Becomes Advocacy Group — ‘political appointees heading politicized scientific institutions that are virtually 100% dependent on gov’t funding’ MIT’s Richard Lindzen harshly rebuked NAS president Cicerone in his Congressional testimony in November 2010. Lindzen testified: “Cicerone [of NAS] is saying that regardless of evidence the answer is predetermined. If government wants carbon control, that is the answer that the Academies will provide.” [ Also See: MIT Climate Scientist Exposes ‘Corrupted Science’ in Devastating Critique – November 29, 2008 ]

While the scientists contained in this report hold a diverse range of views, they generally rally around several key points. 1) The Earth is currently well within natural climate variability. 2) Almost all climate fear is generated by unproven computer model predictions. 3) An abundance of peer-reviewed studies continue to debunk rising CO2 fears and, 4) “Consensus” has been manufactured for political, not scientific purposes.

Scientists caution that the key to remember is “climate change is governed by hundreds of factors, or variables,” not just CO2. UK Professor Emeritus of Biogeography Philip Stott of the University of London decried the notion that CO2 is the main climate driver. “As I have said, over and over again, the fundamental point has always been this: climate change is governed by hundreds of factors, or variables, and the very idea that we can manage climate change predictably by understanding and manipulating at the margins one politically-selected factor is as misguided as it gets,” Stott wrote in 2008. Even the climate activists at RealClimate.org let this fact slip out in a September 20, 2008 article. “The actual temperature rise is an emergent property resulting from interactions among hundreds of factors,” RealClimate.org admitted in a rare moment of candor.]

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Henry chance

Now the hand waving will burn energy and warm the planet. Joe Romm is in full panic.

latitude

can’t argue with that
Thanks Anthony!
I hope Marc sent copies to the new Congress
Why is the sharks head on fire?

Rationality should prevail soon. The UN should be shrank, significantly. Abolish the IPCC, the FCCC, the WMO.

John from New Zealand

Holy moly!! Well that’s thrown a nasty spanner in the works for anyone still backing AGW, especially who try to say climategate was cleared by the whitewashes, oops I mean official inquiries.
AGW theory limps towards it’s demise like a wounded animal towards certain death.

pyromancer76

Thanks, Anthony. What a comforting post. Tis the season for glad tidings.

Bulldust

Like a refreshing breeze of truth after sitting through the Oreskes lecture last month… I don’t know how to describe that experience and remain polite, so I shall remain quiet 🙂

Fitzy

Promptly forwarded to my email address book.
I dread to think of the carnage already done to young minds the world over, who are looking at the previous generations with contempt, convinced we killed the Earth.
I hope this will rally the healthy skeptics amongst Gen Y, and at least get them thinking.
There is still time to put this right.

Great, but will the MSM notice?
Perhaps they will report it after garnering a suitable rebuttal from the usual suspects.
In New Zealand we are getting an average of one news story per day about the impending doom of AGW. Most of them are reprints from overseas media. Whilst this is annoying, it is far less than we had during Copenhagen.

Ben Hillicoss

I can hear ’em now:
“Oh yeah, well…um…my Consensus Dad can beat up your Denier Dad”
and other inteligent come backs
Ben

jonesey

It is hard to feel merciful after the abuse that has come from the AGW proponents in response to any questioning of the hypothesis.
Most interesting (and possibly funny) times……

David A. Evans

Bulldust says:
December 8, 2010 at 6:36 pm
Was that a live lecture? If so, I congratulate you on not getting up and hitting her! That takes restraint.
DaveE.

Dave in Canmore

Every day I grow more optimistic that many shall soon come to their senses.

Roger Knights

Rob Yallop says:
December 8, 2010 at 6:42 pm
Great, but will the MSM notice?

Only a few of these 1000 scientists are speaking out loudly, harshly, and repeatedly. Once the mass becomes more emboldened and turns up the volume, their coalition will coalesce and snowball, and the MSM will start printing some of their really contemptuous comments, which they never do now. Give it a year.

sky

With so many other scientists now publicly agreeing with us, being a hard-core sceptic will soon lose its cachet!

pesadia

The sword od Damocles is now hanging above the heads of the team and their disciples. I wonder how long it will be before they yearn for their former anonymity.

pesadia

oops, that should read “of Damacles”
[Reply: right the first time.]

David A. Evans

sky says:
December 8, 2010 at 7:21 pm

With so many other scientists now publicly agreeing with us, being a hard-core sceptic will soon lose its cachet!

Bugger! does that mean I’m gonna have to become a believer to be different? /sarc
DaveE.

Fitzy

Rob Yallop says:
December 8, 2010 at 6:42 pm
Great, but will the MSM notice?
Perhaps they will report it after garnering a suitable rebuttal from the usual suspects.
In New Zealand we are getting an average of one news story per day about the impending doom of AGW. Most of them are reprints from overseas media. Whilst this is annoying, it is far less than we had during Copenhagen.
——-
I remember it well.
TV3 led each night with escalating bogeymen stories, then across they’d pop to NoHopenHagen, Samatha Hayes tried to look worried, all the while pouting, doing both a disservice to journalism, which I doubt she can spell, and science.
This years been quieter on the AGW Telly front, though a Tory government helps put a bit of a lid on it, they ain’t reversed the Emissions-(how fast can I kill my economy)-Trading-Scam. So only Tory in name.
Had Slave-Labour won a third term, Komissar Helen would still be banging the drum, instead shes at the UN finding novel ways to look busy reducing the worlds population.
Maybe time to rally the locals who comment here – thanks Anthony – and help get the message through to what passes for an editorial team at TV3 and maybe TV1. I don’t think I can stand another Cat-Inna-Tree puff piece by either.
Cheers!

savethesharks

Wow. Pretty stunning quotes.
Of course…you will not hear….or see….them in the media.
But the truth can not be suppressed forever.
Time to light the torches….
Chris
Norfolk, VA, USa

So now we just have to wait for:
1. RealClimate to acknowledge the lack of consensus
2. The Hockey Team to admit they may have made a few mistakes, and open their workings and data for public scrutiny
3. The Media to pick this up and report it widely.
4. Gore and Pachuri to return their ‘peace’ Nobel awards
5. The IPCC to self-disband as they are no longer required
All pigs fed, and ready to fly!

C_NDelta

I suspect the usual suspects will look at this list and state that very few are qualified in climate studies. Just this week Andrew Weaver implied as much on a radio show… one comment was to the effect that 98% of scientists who publish in the field are behind (ie supportive) of the AGW theory. And listen to his comments on ClimateGate. About the 22 minute mark. I wish someone who was really up on their facts would call in to refute this guy when he is on air.
http://www.corusradio.com/Shared/AudioVault/CKNWAMaudioVault.asp?VaultDate=20101206&VaultTime=11&mysubmit=Listen
You have to be registered to listen to the vault Dec 6th at 11:00AM – chatter starts at about 11:10 and goes thru to 11:30.
.

Baa Humbug

Wow, the reach of big oil is worse than we thought.
/sarc off

Fitzy

Anyone like to predict when the Public tipping point will kick in.
Will we see the Huffington Post with a headline:
“AGW – We Got It Wrong” (Oh please, please, please)
Or perhaps MSM with a stunning investigation into – “AGW The Fraud of the Millenia.”
It must come, this is well past the dogged determination to hold out, despite all contradictory evidence stage – we’re all gathered around the AGW grave, lobbing Nobel prizes and funding/grant forms in, while an elderly gravedigger, leaning on his spade, looks on puzzled at all the fuss.
Next calamity?
Shortage of Post Grads not infected with the Funding first virus (Truth optional).

John Wright

And I think this is just the beginning. It will open the flood gates if only for the reason that there is safety in numbers. Even the most timid will come out – the end of the polarisation?

JRR Canada

2010 has been a wonderful year so far, more to come for sure.Times will get very interesting when the penny drops for the true believers, it might be time for the most prominent pushers of this fiasco to be on a 2 year cruise or left in space by Rutan and Co.Its funny how nasty former believers can be, especially if they aren’t pointed at you.

banjo

Some people will be hard to convince.
‘E’s not pinin’! ‘E’s passed on! This parrot is no more! He has ceased to be! ‘E’s expired and gone to meet ‘is maker! ‘E’s a stiff! Bereft of life, ‘e rests in peace! If you hadn’t nailed ‘im to the perch ‘e’d be pushing up the daisies! ‘Is metabolic processes are now ‘istory! ‘E’s off the twig! ‘E’s kicked the bucket, ‘e’s shuffled off ‘is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin’ choir invisibile!! THIS IS AN EX-PARROT!!
sincere apologies to python(monty)

GregO

“I am ashamed of what climate science has become today,” The science “community is relying on an inadequate model to blame CO2 and innocent citizens for global warming in order to generate funding and to gain attention. If this is what ‘science’ has become today, I, as a scientist, am ashamed…Science is too important for our society to be misused in the way it has been done within the Climate Science Community.” Swedish Climatologist Dr. Hans Jelbring
This quotation just blows me away – “relying on an inadequate model to blame CO2 and innocent citizens for global warming…”
The hatred for humanity underlying the CAGW fad is under reported and unrecognized. Do the foolish media mouthpieces realize when they are reporting on the alleged fact of Mankind Destroying Mother Gaea by global warming that they are talking about you, me, and themselves? In other words, innocent citizens?

davidc

Some in the MSM are beginning to appreciate that the fraud, and the reach of it, is a big story. This will help.

John Blake

Aside from Briffa or the excrescent Michael Mann, post-1995 graduates in “climate studies” (sic) are conspicuous by their absence. PR types like la Papa may flaunt their doltish prejudices, but researchers under forty uniformly cower beneath Big Government’s grant-sponsored desks.
Warmists have eaten their seed-corn, sacrificed an entire generation of contributors to AGW in bad faith under false pretenses. As time goes on, it will become ever more painfully obvious that –as ever in such overweening Statist exercises– a sad-sack Gresham’s Law fosters delusional incompetence in everything that peculating eco-fascists touch. As their bubble bursts, no-one remotely associated with Green Gang carbon offsets, mindless “energy alternatives” entailing willful sabotage of global coal, oil, nuclear energy economies, will ever muster credibility again.
Caught in a 70-year “dead sun” Maunder Minimum similar to that of 1645 – 1715, today’s Iron Triangle of academic, bureaucratic, media elites will see Cancun’s rent-seeking dreams dispelled by grim reality. Ten years from now half of ’em will be cabdrivers, the rest panhandlers or welfare parasites implanted like tapeworms on the dole.

Martin C

I wonder how much this might change the ‘backing down’ stance talked about a few months ago. Recall there were more articles here and there talking about things in nature that were casting some doubt on AGW.
Wouldn’t surprise me for the GCM modelers to start saying “well, we have continued to learn about the variability issues and have plugged them into the models, and lo and behold! , projections (or forecasts) are showing lower temperatures down the road. Well what do you know, we’re learning something to . . .”
. . . but will Hansen and the ‘team’ go that route . . ? Somehow, I doubt it . . .

D. King

jonesey says:
December 8, 2010 at 6:59 pm
“It is hard to feel merciful after the abuse…”
Yes, but we don’t want to rub it in!
Well, maybe a little.

R. de Haan

From Joe Bastardi:
THURSDAY MORNING
PREPARATION FOR RENEWAL OF EXTREME COLD FROM FRANCE TO SCANDINAVIA AND WEST THROUGH THE UK SHOULD BE MADE.
I am hopeful ( prayerful) that the coming cold wave that will follow what thaw there is in the northwest will have the populace prepared. While it is true I have had a little fun with those that dont see eye to eye with me on the issue of AGW, the coming cold, in the wake of the stress that has already been put on the populace of the northwest part of Europe, is nothing to joke about.
The current cold will shift southeast for a while, before the re-establishment of the cold pool back where it was the past 2 weeks. This will allow for people to have a few days of milder weather in the UK and Ireland. Germany is liable to take the brunt of the whole thing, for while there is a few days of warming in the northwest, the cold shifting southeast centers over them and when it reloads a bit further west it is over them.
While I realize its open for debate, the patterns that are developing are part of what I described would start to happen a few years ago when the combination of oceanic, solar and even seismic cycles( the last one being the biggest wild card) began to take effect. The coming years will tell who is right and who is wrong. The true shame here though is that people were brainwashed into thinking such things could not happen anymore, and its almost dastardly that the ones that did the brainwashing are now claiming its because they were right ( we go from saying it wont occur because of something, to it is occurring because of what was suppose to prevent it from occurring). In any case, it is my sincere hope, that folks in the targeted area do not take this lightly. If I am overdone in some places, all the better. There will be a price to pay in hardship for this, and in studying the whole pattern that is in front of western and northern Europe the next 15 days ( the shot of cold into the south and east comes and goes, but when it comes anew after the new year, it may remain) the bitter pill to swallow for not being prepared for such things is as nasty as the cold itself.
Be ready!
ciao for now ***
http://www.accuweather.com/ukie/bastardi-europe-blog.asp?partner=accuweather

Mike Jowsey

David A. Evans says:
December 8, 2010 at 7:38 pm
Couldnt agree more mate. I have been stirring the pot a bit with alarmist blogs, citing this article but I doubt the mods will let me through. Time to stir the pot in my own back yard – TV3, Auckland Herald, Nick Smith, etc etc.
And this 1000+ is the tip of the iceberg (nay – ice flow!)

R. de Haan

Anton

John Blake says:
“Warmists have eaten their seed-corn, sacrificed an entire generation of contributors to AGW in bad faith under false pretenses. As time goes on, it will become ever more painfully obvious that –as ever in such overweening Statist exercises– a sad-sack Gresham’s Law fosters delusional incompetence in everything that peculating eco-fascists touch. As their bubble bursts, no-one remotely associated with Green Gang carbon offsets, mindless ‘energy alternatives’ entailing willful sabotage of global coal, oil, nuclear energy economies, will ever muster credibility again.
“Caught in a 70-year ‘dead sun’ Maunder Minimum similar to that of 1645 – 1715, today’s Iron Triangle of academic, bureaucratic, media elites will see Cancun’s rent-seeking dreams dispelled by grim reality. Ten years from now half of ’em will be cabdrivers, the rest panhandlers or welfare parasites implanted like tapeworms on the dole.”
That’s pretty harsh, but I do believe thousands of “climate scientists” who’ve either jumped on the AGW bandwagon or refused to speak out against it have more or less sealed their fates down the road. Would you, as the president of a university or CEO of a major corporation after this hoax has been thoroughly discredited want to hire someone so arrogant, craven, egotistical, gullible, greedy, political, dishonest, stupid, or unoriginal? Imagine nearly an entire generation of “climate scientists” with no useful imagination, loyalty to the scientific method, or interest in empirical observations, stuck in front of computer screens using models and ludicrous arguments from authority as their guideposts, thinking only of what new scares they can contrive to get grants, published, and media attention. These are not scientists; they are computer gamers, financial speculators, groupies, and rock star wannabes who’ve done more harm in twenty years than all their predecessors combined.
I feel sorry for them. Karmic won’t.

Jeremy

You Cancon some people some of the time but you Can’tcon all the people all the time!!

vigilantfish

John Blake says:
December 8, 2010 at 8:15 pm
Aside from Briffa or the excrescent Michael Mann, post-1995 graduates in “climate studies” (sic) are conspicuous by their absence…. As time goes on, it will become ever more painfully obvious that –as ever in such overweening Statist exercises– a sad-sack Gresham’s Law fosters delusional incompetence in everything that peculating eco-fascists touch.
———-
Channeling Lord Monckton, are you? Nice….
There is safety in numbers, but I agree that while older and more experienced scientists will feel relatively comfortable in emerging from the climate change skeptics’ closet, younger scientists — who have not yet witnessed the repeated cycles scientific alarmists catastrophic projections followed by the complete failure by Gaia to conform to these predictions — will have a harder time shaking off their chains of mental subjugation.
No doubt a good number of scientists will also quietly shift to a new scare of the decade — it’s a new decade, after all! — thus holding on to their environmentally-correct credentials while never having to admit to the revelations showing their community’s complete abandonment of scientific principles.

Jaye Bass

Quote from Cancun:

What prompted this conclusion was a candid admission from a U.N. official closely involved with the climate negotiations, German economist Ottmar Edenhoffer: “But one must say clearly that we redistribute de facto the world’s wealth by climate policy. Obviously, the owners of coal and oil will not be enthusiastic about this. One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with environmental policy anymore.”

Ken in Beaverton

Abe Lincoln had it right. “You can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.”

Iren

Lord Monckton has written another, much more sombre (indeed terrifying) report from Cancun –
http://sppiblog.org/news/the-abdication-of-the-west
Just a taste –

After the spectacular bloody nose the Secretariat got in Copenhagen, it was most anxious not to endure a second failure in Cancun. To this end, it obtained the agreement of the German government to host a monthly series of conferences in Bonn in the early part of 2010, some of which were open to outside observers and some were behind closed doors in a comfortable suburban palace, where the new way of legislating for the world – in secret – first came into use.
The Chinese regime, anxious to get a piece of the action, agreed to host an additional session in Tientsin a few weeks ago. The purpose of this near-perpetual international junketing – which the national delegates have greatly enjoyed at our expense – was to make sure that nearly all of the elements in the Cancun agreement were firmly in draft and agreed well before Cancun, so as to avoid what too many journalists have tediously and obviously described as a “Mexican stand-off”.
It is precisely because of all this massive and expensive preparation that the note by the Chairman, whose main points are summarized above, may well reflect what is finally decided and announced here in a couple of days’ time. The Chairman is not simply guessing: this Note reflects what the Secretariat now confidently expects to get away with.

Following the (successful) EU template of dictatorship by stealth.

Cassandra King

We the people demand a refund!
The taxpayers have funded a gigantic fraud, where is the money? Yes we always knew the MMCC/AGW/CAGW/GCD theory would crash and burn in the end in the face of observed reality but hundreds of billions of taxpayers money is missing and we want it back.
Who got rich, who milked the funding streams,who got paid? It was not enough for Bernie Maddof to be found out was it? No of course not, it wasnt a case of ‘well you have been found out but to hell with with getting the money back’. We now have to think forward beyond the demise of the CAGW theory and start to consider where and to whom our money went and how much can be recovered.
Even if only a fraction can be found and recovered then at least that would be something.
The danger is that those who engaged in raping the public purse could attempt to vanish quietly into the background with healthy bank accounts, the priests of the cult allowed to fade away to spend more time with their ill gotten gains. Yes the cult is finished, we knew this all along but there has to be a full investigation.

Jenn Oates

A few years ago I got an email from a furious parent because I told her daughter that AGW was a hoax and that it was all politics, not science. The parent lambasted me for my weather/climate unit, and told me that I ought to be ashamed of myself for trying to brainwash my students and start teaching science, and keep out of politics (I had mentioned our friend Al). I replied that she was wrong, AGW was not real, and that since I taught science I would not be perpetuating a scientific hoax in my classroom. It’d be like teaching that Piltdown Man was an actual human ancestor–not gonna do it.
Now that the hoax is finally falling apart to the point where even the masses are hearing anout it, I’d sure like for her to apologize. 🙂

Roger Knights

Fitzy says:
December 8, 2010 at 7:40 pm
In New Zealand we are getting an average of one news story per day about the impending doom of AGW

Crock of doom.

Steve Koch

The link at the bottom of the article to the 321 page report did not work.

EJ

I think this is definitely the best post of the year.
Could you please give this a ‘primer’ link on your sidebar?
Thanks for all your work!
EJ

Thank you to all the scientists who are speaking up. I’ve always heard truth will ultimately prevail… there’s hope.

Note the nature of the “dissent”. Zorita (the second one named) disagrees with Mann and Jones on technical grounds — how to do proxy-based reconstructions of past climates — but he does subscribe to the view that the planet is warming because of human activity.
I (the third one named) think that the IPCC misrepresents the literature on the impacts of climate change and climate policy, and that this is a symptom of structural problems at the IPCC — but I also think at anthropogenic climate change is real and a problem that should be solved.

Steve Koch

Any Cancun agreement treaty certainly won’t be ratified by the USA Senate. Certainly China and India won’t agree to either limit their CO2 emissions or help finance the agreement. Japan has already announced they are not going to participate.
The EU might ram it down the throats of the EU proletariat. Having said that, the current financial crisis (PIGS countries) might be a great opportunity to throw off some of the shackles of the EU.

EJ

When you break it down, they are saying we should eliminate all the fauna (CO2 Emissions), only then will we heal the atmosphere and save the planet from impending warming doom.
This is why I find climate science so interesting. I thought the main stream team would have corrected itself by now. It’s been years since Wegman dismantled Mann. Yet he still gets to oped about the apocalypse above the fold?
The white lining to this nonsense is that we can also spot the media idiots, and there are many.

Andy

Jenn Oates says:
December 8 2010 at 10:27pm
I’ve had a similar experience Jenn. I’m a maths teacher in a London secondary school (11-18 years). During one of my lessons a child mentioned AGW, so I decide to explain to the class why I thought the theory was complete rubbish and showed them some graphs (eg graphs that show MWP, logarithmic effect of CO2, etc) to explain why. I’m not exaggerating when I say the kids actually cheered!
Anyway, the next day the Head of Science came to see me in the staff
room and told me to stop telling the kids about my ‘conspiracy theories’.
The graphs are now stuck on the wall of my classroom for all to see! 😉