The Climate Status Report

5 April 2014
Climate change

At www.ncgt.org/newsletter.php … March issue, page 119, we have a reference to the Global Climate Status Report published by the Space and Science Research Corporation in Orlando, FL (see www.spaceandscience.net). It concentrates on the very cold winter experienced across a wide area of N America (and some other parts of the northern hemisphere). It makes several interesting points. Polls of your average person show that they are bored with CAGW doomsaying. Secondly, there has been no actual warming now for 17 years so clearly rising levels of co2 have little effect on the climate. Thirdly, we now have a group of scientists warning us about global warming – and it's all becoming somewhat ludicrous. Fourthly, the politics has hit a buffer – and the UN IPCC (a political rather than a science organisation) has been shown to have been barking up the wrong tree. The squirrel had nothing to do with co2.

However, to temper the above it is worth noting the Report is itself political – apparently visualised as rebuff of the recent IPCC overhyped Report – from the opposite side of the political spectrum. A more humourous piece of doomsaying is self evident at http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/04/04/climate-craziness-of-the-week-peer… …. and the title says it all. It's now official – it is legitimate to exaggerate CAGW for the 'sake of the cause'. The authors are Chinese professors of economics and perhaps they don't fully understand it is all a ruse – and not simply an exaggeration. Whatever, they have set the cat among the pigeons, it could be argued, as they are quite open about the way global warming has been exaggerated and the data manipulated.

Meanwhile, Pierre Gosselin seems to be upset by the vegetarian lobby (also part of the Greenie climate machine) – either that or his steak was overdone and he found it difficult to swallow. At http://notrickszone.com/2014/04/05/paging-george-clooney-99-of-all-docto… … This one is so sweet I can almost feel the sugar crunch between my teeth. One of the major warmist retorts is that 97 per cent of scientists agree with global warming. The fact is based on a survey where only 78 or so scientists responded and in the real world is neither here nor there – yet they throw it in the ring over and over again (and presumably even George Clooney has used this agitprop). Well, 99.9 per cent of doctors would have told you cholesterol was to blame for heart attacks (and we all fell for that one didn't we). It seems this might not be strictly true – which might save the NHS a lot a money as they dish out statens like smarties.

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