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Contrasts in Climate Science points of view

3 September 2014
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At http://dailycaller.com/2014/09/02/study-the-lower-troposphere-has-not-wa… … a new paper by Ross McKitrick of the University of Guelph in Canada, claims there has been no warming of the lower troposphere for the last 26 years (the length of the satellite record). It is, of course, a computer simulation of data, a statistical exercise if you like, but contradicts almost everything that alarmists have been squawking about over the same time period. The paper is published in the Online Journal of Statistics and adds emphasis to the pause in global warming. We are now being told the hiatus (rather than a pause, or old fashioned stopped) has lasted 15 or 16 years, news of which has been purposely suppressed for most of that time. The information was of course common knowledge on sceptical blogs but it was not until an article was published by the Mail on Sunday that it actually leaked out into the wider world. Other media sources were forced to follow suit – albeit in a rather grudging manner. The BBC is a case in point. Their hypocrisy is legendary. It was unmentionable one moment and then said in an off hand casual manner, slipped in without a blush, at the next moment, as if they had been telling the truth all the time. A bit like the Rotherham scandal. All this was well known for many years, even the failure of the police to act, but it was the media as much as anyone that kept a lid on it, all part of the collective 'political correctness syndrome. Once the lid fell off the media acted as if they were entirely innocent of any involvement. One is left wondering who or what calls the shots in newspapers and TV news programmes. Are we being spoon fed dollops of content by a small clique of people who have taken on the mantle of 're-educating' Joe Public? If so, they seem to want to hide what is really the situation as far as global temperatures are concerned. The big question is – why? Meanwhile, enterprising folk in the renewables sector and their financial backers, are making a killing at the expense of the general public. Is it all about a goose laying golden eggs?

In contrast, as more and more climate scientists come out against the alarmist view of global warming, others continue to spout just as stridently as they always did. One of the latest is a woman with a book to sell, science historian Naomi Oreskes. She has given a radio interview on Australia's state run ABC corporation in which she claimed global warming was going to wipe out everyone in Australia – and the media interviewer was lapping it up. Two peas in a pod – utter corruption. The story is at very sites, see for example http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/09/03/climate-craziness-of-the-week-naom…


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