Sunday, February 04, 2007

Don't Buy That Beachfront Property in Alaska Yet

This might be my last post on global warming for a while. Someone with far more time on their hands to devote to the subject has done such a masterful job of COMPLETELY debunking the just released UN Climate update, that I will just point you to him. Then to the extent that you care about this issue, and wish to be kept informed, he should be a great resource.

Lawrence Solomon is executive director of Urban Renaissance Institute, a division of Energy Probe Research Foundation. His series of articles starts out this way:

Many in the "science is settled" camp claim that the skeptics are untrustworthy -- that they are either cranks or otherwise at the periphery of their profession, or that they are in the pockets of Exxon or other corporate interests. The skeptics are increasingly being called Deniers, a term used by analogy to the Holocaust, to convey the catastrophe that could befall mankind if action is not taken. Increasingly, too, the press is taking up the Denier theme, convincing the public that the global-warming debate is over.

In this, the first of a series, I examine The Deniers, starting with Edwar Wegmanan. Dr. Wegmanan is a professor at the Center for Computational Statistics at George Mason University, chair of the National Academy of Sciences' Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics, and board member of the American Statistical Association. Few statisticians in the world havCVsVs to rival his.

If you want to take about 15 minutes to read the whole series, here it is.

The series
Statistics needed -- The Deniers Part I
Warming is real -- and has benefits -- The Deniers Part II
The hurricane expert who stood up to UN junk science -- The Deniers Part III
Polar scientists on thin ice -- The Deniers Part IV

The original denier: into the cold -- The Deniers Part V
The sun moves climate change -- The Deniers Part VI
Will the sun cool us? -- The Deniers Part VII
The limits of predictability -- The Deniers Part VIII
Look to Mars for the truth on global warming -- The Deniers Part IX
Limited role for C02 -- the Deniers Part X

I think it is clear that we are witnessing a science juggernaut driven by fear, rage, greed, lust for power, grant considerations, envy, and every other normal human contributor. There is no other way that one can explain how a science that AGREES that they know almost nothing about clouds can state with 905 surety that global warming is man caused and will result in horrible catastrophes (and no benefits) over the next decades. Balderdash.

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