The most important and ‘inconvenient’ question in the climate debate, IMHO…
5: Why is the gap widening between warming rates measured by satellite and by surface datasets?
Equally, why the divergence between surface and satellites combined, to IPCC CMIP5 (overheated) models? Climate models that single handedly drive the trillion dollar “climate change” industry ?
Ten killer questions that expose how wrong and ideologically driven they are
by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley, Willie Soon and David R. Legates
A century or so from now, based on current trends, today’s concentration of carbon dioxide in the air will have doubled. How much warming will that cause? The official prediction, 1.5-4.5 degrees Celsius (2.7-8.1 degrees Fahrenheit) per doubling of CO2, is proving a substantial exaggeration.
Professor William Happer of Princeton, one of the world’s foremost physicists, says computer models of climate rely on the assumption that CO2’s direct warming effect is about a factor of two higher than what is actually happening in the real world. This is due to incorrect representations of the microphysical interactions of CO2 molecules with other infrared photons.
As if that were not bad enough, the official story is that feedbacks triggered by direct warming roughly triple the warming, causing not 1…
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Even the CSIRO boss is a ‘denier’ to the zealots…
Finally worked it out, then, have we?
Here are some ACM articles from years past on the subject:
- From 2012: Maurice Newman on the climate religion
- From 2011: Cardinal criticises religious climate zealots
- From 2009: Headline of the Day
Even the CSIRO boss is surprised at the vehemence of the disciples of the Church of Alarmism.
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Yes the global warming movement has become a religion fed by activism and lots and lots of other people’s (taxpayers) money….
For too long, so many of our most revered scientific and learning institutions have become the breeding grounds for the great global warming scare – cultivated by ideology and activism, and nourished by an unlimited diet of unregulated taxpayer billions.
With environmentalists and eco-activists in control of our institutions, like CSIRO, a culture of one-way science has been allowed to flourish through the forces of ‘monopolistic funding’, whereby government money is directed into “man-made” global warming research, whilst studies and funding into “natural” climate change are non-existent.
This oneway flow of money ultimately skews and distorts the science that is output.
Joanne Nova notes, a “lack of funding for alternatives leaves a vacuum and creates a systemic failure. The force of monopolistic funding works like a ratchet mechanism on science. Results can move in both directions, but the funding means that only results from one side of the equation get “traction.”
The systemic failure self-perpetuates :
* Where’s the motivation in proving anthropogenic global warming wrong? * How serious are they about getting the data right? Or are they only serious about getting the “right” data? * “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.” – Upton Sinclair, 1935
The oneway flow of government funding leads not only to an unhealthy distortion of science, but also to an unhealthy bias in the scientific and media reporting we receive on climate change.
Climate money: Monopoly science « JoNova (Judith Curry IPCC Update)
By Andrew Bolt ~
The CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) is Australia’s peak science and research organisation, and is funded mainly from the public purse. Recently, it was announced that the organisation will be cutting up to 350 scientists from its workforce. These scientists will not be laid off completely, as most will be relocated from research into climate change/global warming measurements into the implementation of measures to combat climate change/global warming. This has created a lot of media ‘chatter’ about how the emphasis may be taken away from the investigation into climate change…..TonyfromOz.
An important truth dawns on CSIRO chief Larry Marshall after staff and activists revolt against his planned switch from researching global warming to figuring out how to cope with it:
“I guess I had the realisation that the climate lobby is perhaps more powerful than the energy lobby was back in the ‘70s…
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Not hard to see why Australia’s warmist Bureau of Meterology (BoM) start the AU temperature record post 1916.
Any data pre 1916, that includes record breaking temps from the “federation drought” era (1895-1902), would simply destroy their late 20th century warming narrative.