Thursday, September 25, 2014

WSJ: "Climate Science Is Not Settled"

Article by Steven E. Koonin:

"For the latest IPCC report (September 2013), its Working Group I, which focuses on physical science, uses an ensemble of some 55 different models. Although most of these models are tuned to reproduce the gross features of the Earth's climate, the marked differences in their details and projections reflect all of the limitations that I have described. For example:

• The models differ in their descriptions of the past century's global average surface temperature by more than three times the entire warming recorded during that time. Such mismatches are also present in many other basic climate factors, including rainfall, which is fundamental to the atmosphere's energy balance. As a result, the models give widely varying descriptions of the climate's inner workings. Since they disagree so markedly, no more than one of them can be right.

• Although the Earth's average surface temperature rose sharply by 0.9 degree Fahrenheit during the last quarter of the 20th century, it has increased much more slowly for the past 16 years, even as the human contribution to atmospheric carbon dioxide has risen by some 25%. This surprising fact demonstrates directly that natural influences and variability are powerful enough to counteract the present warming influence exerted by human activity. Yet the models famously fail to capture this slowing in the temperature rise."
Global warming was a promising hoax; luckily it's as dead as a doornail. The elites were scheming to impose an awful taxation and regulation tyranny based on this theory.

1 comment:

whydibuy said...

This global warming stuff is total nonsense. Any minor review of history will demonstrate that weather varies decade to decade and century to century.
For example, just before the black plague struck in 1392, the weather of Europe changed dramatically and they experienced snow in september and generally colder temps. Why? No one knows for sure but what we do know is that it got cooler for quite a few decades after that.
The hubris that these liberal types have is really shocking. They actually think man controls everything about this planet and even the sun. It is so perverse it would be comical except for the chaos they create with their liberal thoughts on solving this "man made" problem.