Theory of catastrophic anthropogenic global warming falsified
By Mark Luedtke
Back in 2000, Charles Onians wrote in The Independent, “However, the warming is so far manifesting itself more in winters which are less cold than in much hotter summers. According to Dr. David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia, within a few years winter snowfall will become ‘a very rare and exciting event. Children just aren’t going to know what snow is,’ he said.” How’s that lack of snow working out for you? This is just one of many predictions that have exposed the pushers of the great global warming fraud as laughingstocks.
They are constantly, laughably wrong. Every pseudo-scientific study they publish gets trumpeted in headlines, but each is rapidly, thoroughly refuted. But the frauds keep the refutations out of the papers. Refuting study after study and exposing failed prediction after failed prediction never stops the frauds because they control billions of taxpayer dollars every year. They’ve become too rich and too politically powerful to admit they’re wrong. If they admitted they were wrong, they would lose all the stolen money. They’d go from the top of the world to the bottom of the dung heap.
But scientifically, the jig is up. By their own standards, the theory of catastrophic anthropogenic global warming [CAGW] has been falsified. The climate won’t conform to their predictions. There’s been no statistically significant warming of earth’s climate for at least 16 years. That’s according to the most CAGW-friendly data set. Other data sets show the climate hasn’t warmed for longer than that.
About five years ago this failure of the climate to warm became a serious embarrassment to the frauds. Skeptics were using that fact to win over public opinion. That threatened their taxpayer-funded gravy train, so the frauds moved the goalposts. In 2008, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a statement reading, “The simulations rule out (at the 95% level) zero trends for intervals of 15 yr or more, suggesting that an observed absence of warming of this duration is needed to create a discrepancy with the expected present-day warming rate.” In other words, the theory was fine as long as the climate started warming within 15 years. It didn’t. The theory is proven false. Honest scientists must reject it.
Dr. Tim Ball describes how the frauds responded, “Proponents of the anthropogenic global warming (AGW) hypothesis are cornered. They made a political choice to prove rather than disprove the hypothesis, as the scientific method requires. It failed, as [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] projections (range of predictions?) indicate, but instead of abandoning or modifying the hypothesis, as normal science requires, they’ve reverted to tactics they think worked in the first place.”
The top CAGW proponents do not follow the scientific method, therefore they are not scientists. They are political activists pretending to be scientists. That makes them pseudoscientists. Further, they make money off that pretense. That makes them frauds. It pays better than being an actual scientist.
The frauds are panicked. Ball exposes they’re grasping at failed arguments, “One of these was a return of the ‘consensus argument’” in a survey by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) that said ‘98% of all scientists believe in global warming’. It was acontrived result that wasn’t really a consensus. It didn’t matter to proponents because the headline was the objective. They know the rejoinder is not news and rarely gets reported, especially in the mainstream media. As Greenpeace co-founder Paul Watson said ‘It doesn’t matter what is true, it only matters what people believe is true.’’”
Ball reports a paper by Marcotte et al. doubled down on Michael Mann’s refuted hockey stick, “ANew York Times headlinesays,’Global Temperatures Highest in 4,000 years.’ It was, undoubtedly, exactly the headline they sought. You won’t see a story reporting expertDon Easterbrook’sanalysis of their study that concludes, ‘In the past 10,000 years, at least six other warm periods of magnitude equal to the MWP occurred; nine other warm periods that were 0.5°C warmer than the MWP occurred; two warm periods that were 1°C warmer than the MWP occurred; and three warm periods that were 1.5°C warmer than the MWP occurred. All of these periods warmer than the MWP clearly contradict the Marcotte et al. conclusions.’’” Within days of being released, Marcotte et al. had been thoroughly refuted from multiple directions including the use of non-scientific practices, but newspapers published no headlines about that.
The frauds are also pushing the Big Lie that we’re experiencing unprecedented extreme weather using ordinary Hurricane Sandy as a propaganda tool, but analysis shows there is no extreme weather trend except hurricanes are down.
The reality is CO2 makes the world greener and polar bears are thriving. The public has seen through the CAGW fraud. The British and German governments are rolling back their wasteful experiments in not-so-green energy.
But President Obama promises to push the green agenda even harder than he did in his first term, science be damned.
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