Monday, October 13, 2014

The Science is Settled: Except When Reality Meets Climate Change Theology

Editor’s Note:  This list and comments appeared on Anthony Watts website: Watts Up With That, and there’s much more there. 
  • "You cannot prove a vague theory wrong. If the guess that you make is poorly expressed and the method you have for computing the consequences is a little vague then ..... you see that the theory is good as it can't be proved wrong. If the process of computing the consequences is indefinite, then with a little skill any experimental result can be made to look like an expected consequence." Richard Feynman
Intentionally Vague?.....Global warming caused by human carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions has become climate change and extreme weather events, as if they have never occurred before, Climate change has been happening for hundreds of millions of years, and humans have long termed unusual events as extreme. There is nothing happening today that cannot be found in the historic record. The climate establishment knows this, and places artificial constraints on the historic record. Such actions can be seen in the reports of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which places constraints on the historic record by statements such as since 1950 or after the industrial revolution (about 1750 leaving out the worst of the Little Ice Age and the prior warm period)…..We should……. "express thanks for the failures of Kyoto and Copenhagen. Had the proposed regulatory regimes been implemented and had CO2 emissions decreased, the 'pause' would certainly have been attributed to the regulations. Politicians and environmentalists would be declaring the science to be truly 'settled.'" See link under Seeking a CommonGround.

The Global Warming Statistical Meltdown
A fable continued

Declining Bird Populations; Another False Global WarmingAlarmism

Undeniable Mood Change With Regards To Quality OfModelling Grips Climate Science…Trust Gone! Mood change in climate modeling:Trust in the scientific community is disappearing

Mass haulouts of female Pacific walrus as a sign ofpopulation health

‘Where’s the global warming?’ Expert says public aregrowing sceptical of climate change

Regulations could kill your labor-saving home appliances

Paper: TCR, ECS climate sensitivity: 1.3, 1.6 °C

The scientific method in 61 seconds

Link to paper: Precipitation, Deluge and Flood: Observational evidence andcomputer modelling

New paper shows global sea level rise has greatlydecelerated since ~2002, opposite of predictions

Australian summer maximums “warmed” by 200%

Atlantic Hurricane Season Among Weakest in Decades

Evidence of deep ocean cooling?

HH Lamb & Cooling In The Arctic

AGW Causes everything including a freezing Antarctic.

Tabloid Climatology from the Max Planck Institute : “Thefindings show that no place is safe from climate change.”

When sea levels rise, high tides will spill intocommunities far more often, study says

White House pushes climate protections for naturalresources

African countries demand $7 billion for green fund byDecember

The Dark Side of Green Justice

California Moves to Revoke Carbon Credits After Inquiry

Doubt Climate Change? Then Support Carbon Taxes

EPA Pulls An IRS And Admits To Losing Agency TextMessages

EPA sends smog rule to White House

Hinkley Point nuclear plant to cost £24.5bn

Scotland power shortage warning as coal plant facesclosure

Coal likely to remain India’s energy focus as countrybattles for jobs

The World’s 10 Biggest Energy Gluttons

London sees few land value concerns with fracking

Don’t expect energy boom to uproot global oil politics

Biden: ‘Energy revolution’ calls for more investment inalternatives

Shale Boom Tested as Sub-$90 Oil Threatens U.S. Drillers

Emission-free nuclear industry blasts EPA plan

Cost of Summer AP1000s increases

Link to paper: Integrated life-cycle assessment of electricity-supplyscenarios confirms global environmental benefit of low-carbon technologies

More detailed report: Energy: CCS – the fantasy continues

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