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Sloppy Science from BHP head September 20, 2010

Posted by honestclimate in Discussions.
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Sloppy Science from BHP head

By Viv Forbes
CFP, September 19, 2010

Mr Kloppers of BHP says that the mainstream science is correct, and we need to stabilise (and eventually reduce) the carbon concentration in the atmosphere”.

This is an amazingly sloppy comment from the head of a company whose shareholders would expect it to rely on good science and accurate language to run its businesses.

Firstly, no power station these days puts “carbon” into the atmosphere. Carbon is a black sooty substance produced as a result of incomplete combustion of coal in open fires and dirty old fashioned boilers. In modern boilers, all carbon is completely burnt to produce invisible, non-polluting, life supporting carbon dioxide.

Secondly, to describe the shallow agenda-driven model manipulation and data-fitting from the IPCC that supports the case for de-carbonising Australia as “mainstream science” means his minders have not kept up with the science nor the debate.

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1. Bill Peddie - December 30, 2010

I agree with the assertion that it is sloppy science, but fear this is only one of thousands of statements released which have little connection with science. In my article on the science of climate change posted on http://billpeddie.wordpress.com I introduce a fraction of the genuine complications which beset those who try to oversimplify the issues. Incidentally I have recently begun to explore the implications of the slighly concentric elliptical orbit of the Earth around the Sun and now believe that it may account for a small part of the Northern hemisphere below average ice cover and the Southern hemisphere above average ice cover. What do others think?

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