Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Even RealClimate now ponders: why no warming?

Interesting times as the obvious problems with the simplistic 'carbon dioxide equals warming therefore we are all doomed, doomed I tells ya!' theory become a tad too obvious to ignore anymore.
There’s been an astonishing shift in the global warming debate. RealClimate, a prominent climate blog run by leading alarmist scientists such as Michael ”Hockey Stick” Mann and Gavin Schmidt, has acknowledged that the warming has paused, after all, and probably will not resume (if at all) for at least another decade.
The site has published an overview by Kyle Swanson of his new paper, which tries to explain why temperatures have cooled since 2001 - a fact that our own Climate Change Minister, Penny Wong, has refused (from fear of the implications) to even explicity acknowledge:
And now there is this note of caution that the debate on man-made global warming is far from as settled as so many journalists, activist scientists and politicians have so falsely insisted for so long: 
Summing up: some of the scientists most prominent in promoting the theory that man is heat the world to hell now promote a paper saying that theory is actually questionable, and we now face a prolongued period of no temperature rises instead, contrary, it says, to what leading climate models predicted.
And this is the theory that the Rudd Government is so sure of that it’s imposing on the economy a colossal emissions reduction scheme that will tax our emissions, from power stations to cows, dragging down growth and putting tens of thousands of jobs in danger.
Professor Roger Pielke Jr wonders what 22 years of cooling will do the warming debate.
Meterologist Anthony Watts wonders if this explains why Schmidt and fellow warmists Dr. Paul Knappenberger, Dr. Wally Broecker and Dr. Ray Pierrehumbert are looking so gloomy at the Global Climate Change forum:

Relax, guys! We may not be fried alive!
A new paper in Nature Geoscience discovers that the climate models used to predict our warming future cannot even predict our past:
“In a nutshell, theoretical models cannot explain what we observe in the geological record,” said oceanographer Gerald Dickens, a co-author of the study and professor of Earth science at Rice University. “There appears to be something fundamentally wrong with the way temperature and carbon are linked in climate models.”
Oh, Al Gore did chicken out of meeting Senator Fielding, just as we knew he would.
And by the way, Peter Garrett, former front man of Midnight Oil (when it was easy to call for the closure of US bases and the complete end to uranium mining because he wasn't responsible for anything) has approved a uranium mine in South Australia.
Welcome to the real world Peter.

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