Saturday, February 20, 2010

Climate change causes not all that 'settled,' says lead IPCC scientist ; Dr. Phil Jones gives an astounding interview to the BBC about the science of 'global warming.

But now Jones, who was a principal author, told the BBC that scientists don't really know if there was worldwide warming then, and if there was, "then obviously the late 20th century warmth would not be unprecedented."

Then, as a crowning touch, he said that there has been "no statistically significant global warming since 1995," although he added that he didn't believe the cooling trend that has occurred since then is statistically significant, either.
Now, let's ask ourselves: Why would this interview not be important enough to be on the front pages of our major national newspapers and be the lead item on the evening news?
It certainly has been in Great Britain, where all the major papers (and, obviously, the BBC) have covered it well.
There is more, too: The former head of the IPCC, British scientist Robert Watson, said recently that it is curious that all the errors recently revealed in the IPCC report (Himalayan glaciers melting, greater impacts of natural disasters, crop failures in Africa, etc.) "appear to have gone in the same direction of making it seem like climate change is more serious by overstating the impact." Read more.

No comments:

Post a Comment