Think Progress unscientifically picks a quote from a UN climate guy who
4/28/11, "Storms Kill Over 250 Americans In States Represented By Climate Pollution Deniers," Think Progress, Brad Johnson
"Today, news agencies are still tallying reports of deaths from the most devastating storm system in the United States in decades:
Dozens of massive tornadoes tore a town-flattening streak across the South, killing at least 250 people in six states and forcing rescuers to carry some survivors out on makeshift stretchers of splintered debris. Two of Alabama’s major cities were among the places devastated by the deadliest twister outbreak in nearly 40 years.
“Given that global warming is unequivocal,” climate scientist Kevin Trenberth cautioned the American Meteorological Society in January of this year, “the null hypothesis should be that all weather events are affected by global warming rather than the inane statements along the lines of ‘of course we cannot attribute any particular weather event to global warming.’”
The congressional delegations of these states — Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, Virginia, and Kentucky — overwhelmingly voted to reject the science that polluting the climate is dangerous. They are deliberately ignoring the warnings from scientists."
Death toll continues to rise. Now stands at 267. Alabama accounts for 180 of these. #severe"
4/12/10, Global warming has stopped since at least 2003 per Nobel UN scientist, Kevin Trenberth: "'Missing' heat may affect future climate change," from Newswire, Source: National Center for Atmospheric Research
- Trenberth: "“The reprieve we’ve had from warming temperatures in the last few years will not continue." ... He warns now 'missing' heat will haunt us. "“The heat will come back to haunt us sooner or later,” says NCAR scientist Kevin Trenberth, the lead author....Earth’s surface temperatures have largely leveled off in recent years....
- That means about half the total amount of heat is unaccounted for."...
To Think Progress: If it can't be reproduced, it's not "science." Sorry.
11/29/09, "Climate change data dumped," TimesOnline UK, by Jonathan Leake
Scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have admitted throwing away much of the raw temperature data on which their predictions of global warming are based.
forced to reveal the loss following requests for the data under Freedom of Information legislation. The data were gathered from weather stations around the world and then adjusted to take account of variables in the way they were collected. The revised figures were kept, but the originals — stored on paper and magnetic tape —
- It means that other academics are not able to check basic calculations said to show a long-term rise in temperature over the past 150 years. The UEA’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) was
The admission follows the leaking of a thousand private emails sent and received by Professor Phil Jones, the CRU’s director. In them he discusses thwarting climate sceptics seeking access to such data. In a statement on its website, the CRU said:
- were dumped to save space when the CRU moved to a new building.
The CRU is the world’s leading centre for reconstructing past climate and temperatures.
- “We do not hold the original raw data but only the value-added (quality controlled and homogenised) data.”
That is now impossible. Roger Pielke, professor of environmental studies at Colorado University, discovered data had been lost when he asked for original records.
- Climate change sceptics have long been keen to examine exactly how its data were compiled.
- “The CRU is basically saying, ‘Trust us’.
Jones was not in charge of the CRU when the data were thrown away in the 1980s, a time when climate change was seen as a less pressing issue.
- So much for settling questions and resolving debates with science,” he said.
Their findings are one of the main pieces of evidence used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which says global warming is a threat to humanity."
- The lost material was used to build the databases that have been his life’s work, showing how the world has warmed by 0.8C over the past 157 years. He and his colleagues say this temperature rise is “unequivocally” linked to greenhouse gas emissions generated by humans.
11/19/09, "Climatologists baffled by global warming time-out," over 10 years, Der Spiegel, by G. Traufetter
- "Global warming appears to have stalled. Climatologists are puzzled as to why average global temperatures have stopped rising over the last 10 years.
- Some attribute the trend to a lack of sunspots, while others explain it through ocean currents."...
There are other examples from Mr. Trenberth as well, but this is a start. ed.