Is There Any Honest Global Warming Evidence?

| January 29, 2010 | Comments (5)

It is possible that all the evidence supporting anthropogenic global warming is bogus? The President Wednesday night cited “the overwhelming evidence on climate change” but when I look around I find that evidence is no evidence at all. I do see claims that have either been fraudulently manufactured or misrepresented as actual science when they are nothing more than propaganda from groups who make a living off of spreading global warming panic.

In the last couple of months we’ve learned:

1)  two of the three major  data sets from which the UN largely drew its “the Earth is doomed, ZOMG!” report were subject to more behind the scenes hanky-panky than a Def Leppard concert, and

2) the claim that the Himalayan glaciers would be gone by 2035 was based on secondhand speculation in a magazine article reprinted without verification by the World Wildlife Fund.

Now, here’s somethign new for the “Evidence? Really?” hopper. The IPCC claims in its Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) that up to 40 percent of the Amazonian rainforest (you know, that place we used to call “jungle”) is in dire peril. Unfortunately, that claim didn’t come from any scientific study of rainforests of precipitation, or even from someone with discernible expertise in either subject. It came from, well, let’s just say that the people who made that claim have a teeny financial interest in making sure we’re all nice and scared. What’s worse, according to their own paper, they didn’t make that claim either.

So, in the end, the IPCC made an assertion it couldn’t back up using a source that didn’t actually make the claim the IPCC said it did. In other words, the IPCC lied. Again.

Oh, and speaking of liars, it turns out that the “scientists” at the Climate Research Unit were doing quite a bit more than playing their clever game of “hide the decline”. They were breaking the law, too (via memeorandum).

It sure looks like little to none of the President’s “overwhelming evidence” is actually evidence, as you or I understand the word.  

(via Iain Murray)

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  1. Dom says:

    You take a few examples of bad practice and assume that they can be applied to the full body of evidence.

    Here is a reputable source that clearly shows a rapid net global temperature increase between 1975 and 2007. http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/corporate/pressoffice…
    You cannot deny global warming based on 3 examples.

    More to the point, what is the cause? Is it 'anthropogenic', or as people not trying to hide their ignorance with long words would say, man made?

    It's simple chemistry that when you burn a hydrocarbon it releases carbon dioxide, and I hope you don't deny that. I'm sure you've seen the famous 'hockey stick' graph, but it seems rather obvious that the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere has increased as people have been burning things that release CO2 when burned.

    So, mankind is contributing to the increase in CO2; net global temperatures are increasing. This suggests a link between the two.

    Although I cannot offer a magic bullet that will destroy your scepticism, I can point out that the theory is valid and is based on a mass of evidence. Yes, it is just one theory, and there may be other contributing factors, but nevertheless we need to limit our contribution. It seems ridiculously selfish not to do anything - after all the USA will suffer relatively little compared to Bangladesh or Sub Saharan Africa. Perhaps this is your real objection - you're not willing to have a less comfortable life for the sake of those who do not salute the star spangled banner. No amount of evidence can outweigh that level of selfishness. When it's American jobs or African lives I know which I would choose.

    • Jimmie says:

      Oddly enough, Dom, your comment comes a day after Phil Jones (one of the guys leading the AGW charge) said there's been no statistically-significant warming for the past six years. As well, you are behind on the news that warming has been found to precede CO2 increase and not the other way around.

      I really don't have time to go into all the ways AGW has been shown as a flawed theory by other scientists. The info isn't difficult to find.

      The truth is, the theory is built on rotten data and deceit. Until you can show me untainted numbers from, say, East Anglia or the NASA GISS, you don't have science. You have a sibling of new-Earth creationism.

  2. ranger barnes says:

    A good friend and I had this same argument this afternoon .I was pondering our words and desided to google "global warming evidence" … WOW , Just look at the Woods Hole Research that goes back four hundred thousand years !!!! If a person simply does some objective google surfing on the subject they will see that the science is in and yes it is real ,accelerating, and directly related to mass industrialism on Earth !

    Take some time do some net surfing about the real scientific evidence. I wish the nay-sayers were right !!!!

  3. drewski says:

    Jimmy,

    What Phil Jones stated was that within the time line of one decade THE CONFIDENCE LEVEL OF 95% WAS NOT MET for showing a rise in global temperature. Think of it in this way: Scientists have a 99.9% CONFIDENCE that an earthquake will occur in the pacific region within the next 100,000 years, but only a 5% CONFIDENCE of it occurring in the next 10 days. Until they can have a confidence of 95% that warming has occurred within a set time frame, then they can not say they there is statistical proof of warming — this usually takes 3 decades of data. Phil Jones did also say, however, that he personally believes global warming is occurring and that man is accelerating the process.

    • Jimmie says:

      I get that. The evidence shows that Phil Jones is wrong, and has been wrong. It also shows that he's distorted evidence and lied about it.

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