I'm active on the internet, commenting and responding to responses. Once in a while a dialogue comes along I feel needs to be shared over here because of it's text book quality example of disconnect and climate science denial.
Then I share a most excellent documentary that looks at our global heat and moisture distribution engine's various components and how they interact, followed by a couple video shorts from a real expert on greenhouse gases Professor Richard Alley as he explains the reality of CO2.
This in turn is followed by a score of links spanning 2005 to a couple months ago - for those who are interested in learning more about this example of Unidirectional Skepticism Piers Corbyn.
Thanks for the reply. Like you, I have spent a lot of time over the past few years looking at the different arguments around climate change. I came into it out of an interest in Long Range weather forecasting, sparked by a radio interview with Piers Corbyn, a very well qualified scientist who developed very accurate long range forecasting by examining the various solar and lunar cycles and the effect of magnetic and other forces on the earth.
As the issue of global warming started to become more publicised by such as Al Gore, I took an immediate interest and decided to look into the claims that he was making, and of course those in his Inconvenient Truth movie, which I had thought was a documentary, but soon realised that it was a work of fiction. Government (I live in the UK) and UK state organisations such as the BBC and the Met Office started to air the issue and I started to become rather concerned. There seemed to be a push from Governments and certain rich people to spread far too much fear with far too little science. The headlines were not met by the science. When the East Anglia University emails hit, it was clear that things were not as they should be, and that the Scientific process had been broken. Scientists were being paid to find links to manmade global warming but funding for other projects was withheld or diminished. When the 97% consensus figures came out I was shocked as there seemed to be so many eminent scientists who did not believe that man is responsible for catastrophic global warming via carbon dioxide emissions. It did not make sense and indeed has proved again to be another lie.
All I see now is lie upon lie with spin being used to obscure reality, yet the figures are not there to back it up.
A year or so ago when I had some spare time, I decided to see what had happened to weather in the UK over the previous 100 years so I went and got the official seasonal average temperatures and plotted them on a graph with trend lines. The result was a small trend upwards overall (1 degree Celsius over the 100 years) with the very slight growth coming from warmer winters, whilst summer was a flat-line. More importantly the changes that were there were not accelerating at any point - it was a pretty linear rise over the whole 100 year period. Now it was clear that all the noise about every rainstorm, hot summer, cold winter, record freeze, record high being attributed to man-made climate change was just wrong. Sure I only took the UK figures and know that we are looking at Global climatic conditions, but given that the UK has a very interesting weather system, being kept warm by the North Atlantic Drift, it seemed to me that The UK should be being hugely affected by man-made global warming. The fact is that it isn't.
The hockey stick has been completely dismissed now, and the pause in global warming should allow us to all pause and think a little more about the headlong rush to demonise CO2 and maybe spend some money looking at other influences on climate change such as the activity of the Sun, something that the IPCC computer models ignore.
It strikes me that we are in a simple cycle that has been going on for millennia. It is even possible that we are heading into a mini ice age, something far worse than global warming.
All I know for sure is that the science is NOT settled. There are lots of questions out there. There are lots of bemused scientists out there, and we are being told that things are FACT when they are not. We are then being taxed, to fund the fight against man-made Global warming. Worse than that People are dying in the third world because of the international controls we are pushing onto their countries.
Just please for once consider that there is merit in a lot of the realist/sceptical science.I would also suggest you take a look at Piers Corbyn's work.
0:50 "For example, when we talk about climate change in real terms, it means that jet stream moving around (the globe) and it's only us who can forecast. The other things all around don't explain any of that."
1:15 "Under the second part we're going to talk about,The delusional work of (?) et al in Nature and the confusion of cause and effect on Svensmark's paper on cosmic rays …"about Svensmark:
1:40 "Science! right. we're gonna talk about two scientific papers recently published.The first one... I call it a 3D paper, dishonest, delusional and dangerous (as he's holding up a magic marker drawn "graph") They make us believe that this stuff can pass peer review process which clearly points to the corruption of the peer review process ..."
Open Letter to London Mayor Boris Johnson - Weather is not Climate
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