Is There Any Honest Global Warming Evidence?

| January 29, 2010 | 6 Replies

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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