In reblogging this (or any) WUWT post, I may be being lazy but two other aims are achieved. A virtually unequivocal support for his blog and a little extra exposure to the world. Miniscule, actually but it should all add up to something useful. In Anthony’s Roundup, some particularly interesting items are to be found, e.g.:
Bureaucracy v. Science: One of the great disappointments in science over the past few years is the extent to which scientific organizations, which once proudly considers themselves independent, have succumbed to government policy, indeed have become agents of government policy.
Today, the leadership of many science societies have embraced the official global warming position of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – that climate change is unusual, which it is not, and that human are responsible for climate change, largely through emissions of carbon dioxide. The view represents an appalling ignorance of the earth’s climate history and fails to establish the scientific basis for the claim that atmospheric carbon dioxide causes substantial global warming.
…….the public was deceived by the Prime Minister and her cabinet and the government adopted a carbon tax, contrary to campaign promises of the Prime Minister. As he states: “The 2011 climate year, then, as judged from both media coverage and new scientific literature, has confirmed the existence of two entirely parallel universes of climate thought.” One universe is that independent scientific thinking and public opinion moving away from climate alarmism. The second universe, represented by the IPCC and the Australian government, is continued projection of climate alarmism. For this compelling review of the year, please see link under “Challenging the Orthodoxy.”
Voodoo Science: The 2007 Assessment Report (AR4) of the IPCC claimed that the ice and snows covering the Himalayan would melt by 2035. This so upset the government of India that it commissioned its Himalayan expert, V.K. Raina, to make an independent study – finding there was no general trend. The report was independently reviewed by Australian glacier expert Cliff Ollier, a TWTW reader, who declared the findings of V.K. Raina were splendid and the IPCC claims are “unsupported, unscientific, and wrong.” [TWTW: 2010/11/13] When presented with the study, IPCC Chairman, Rajendra Pachauri, declared it “Voodoo Science.”
A great deal of sensible and realistic information supporting our criticisms of the ongoing AGW “scam”.
- Closed Minds at the IPCC (nofrakkingconsensus.com)
- Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup (wattsupwiththat.com)
- AGW – Following the Climategate II emails: (tgrule.wordpress.com)
- IPCC’s Dr Pachauri: Himalayan Glaciers Are Undoubtedly Melting (chimalaya.org)
- Prof Bob Carter reviews the climate debate (and Gillard Govt’s irrational response) (junkscience.com)
- The Ridiculousness Continues – Climate Complexity Compiled (itmightbethat.wordpress.com)
- Climate Science and “The Cause” (wattsupwiththat.com)
- They did it again (virginiavirtucon.wordpress.com)
Quote of the Week:
“…it is an established rule of the Society, to which they will always adhere, never to give their opinion as a Body upon any subject either of Nature or Art, that comes before them. The ‘advertisement’ to The Philosophical Transactions, 1753 – on establishing the Royal Society [H/t Andrew Montford]
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Number of the Week: 8.7% and 1%
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By Ken Haapala, Executive Vice President, Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP)
Bureaucracy v. Science: One of the great disappointments in science over the past few years is the extent to which scientific organizations, which once proudly considers themselves independent, have succumbed to government policy, indeed have become agents of government policy. Once…
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