Feeling cooler, preaching hotter November 8, 2008Posted by honestclimate in Global Cooling.
Tags: climate change, Global Cooling, global warming
Feeling cooler, preaching hotter
From the Andrew Bolt Blog, November 08, 2008
Michael Duffy is rightly alarmed:
Last month I witnessed something shocking. Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, was giving a talk at the University of NSW. The talk was accompanied by a slide presentation, and the most important graph showed average global temperatures. For the past decade it represented temperatures climbing sharply.
As this was shown on the screen, Pachauri told his large audience: ”We’re at a stage where warming is taking place at a much faster rate [than before]”.
Now, this is completely wrong. For most of the past seven years, those temperatures have actually been on a plateau. For the past year, there’s been a sharp cooling. These are facts, not opinion: the major sources of these figures, such as the Hadley Centre in Britain, agree on what has happened, and you can check for yourself by going to their websites. Sure, interpretations of the significance of this halt in global warming vary greatly, but the facts are clear.
So it’s disturbing that Rajendra Pachauri’s presentation was so erroneous, and would have misled everyone in the audience unaware of the real situation. This was particularly so because he was giving the talk on the occasion of receiving an honorary science degree from the university.
Why does even head of the world’s top global warming bureaucracy have such trouble with the most basic facts of his faith? This alone is enough to make me doubt all their apocalyptic preaching. No truth needs lies.
Christopher Monckton explains to John McCain why each of his following reasons he gave for the US having to tackle global warming are in fact bogus:
“We need to deal with the central facts of … rising waters.”
“Satellite images reveal a dramatic disappearance of glaciers … And I’ve seen some of this evidence up close.”
“Satellite images reveal a dramatic disappearance of … Antarctic ice shelves.”
“Satellite images reveal a dramatic disappearance of … polar ice sheets.”
“Our scientists have also seen and measured reduced snowpack, with earlier runoffs in the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere.”
“We have seen sustained drought in the Southwest … In the years ahead, we are likely to see reduced water supplies …”
“We have seen a higher incidence of extreme weather events … We are likely to see … a greater intensity in storms….”
“In the frozen wilds of Alaska, the Arctic, Antarctic, and elsewhere, wildlife biologists have noted sudden changes in animal migration patterns, a loss of their habitat…”
“You would think that if the polar bears, walruses, and sea birds have the good sense to respond to new conditions and new dangers, then humanity can respond as well.”
“We are likely to see more forest fires than in previous decades …”
“We are likely to see changes in crop production …”
“We are likely to see more heat waves afflicting our cities …”
Read the lot for the demolition of arguments often repeated by other politicians, too. If even McCain swallowed this stuff…
Even if there is a global warming to stop, and even if it’s worth trying to stop, the fact is we probably can’t:
A European Union target to limit warming of the planet to no more than 2 degrees Celsius may not be technically achievable, the International Energy Agency said in a report to be published next week.
“Even leaving aside any debate about the political feasibility … it is uncertain whether the scale of the transformation envisaged is even technically achievable, as the scenario assumes broad