The past week was a perfect storm sinking the good ship, Global Warming Alarmism. The highly publicized Marcott et al. study that concluded the present was warmer than 20% of the past 11,700 years was found to have based its recent warming conclusions on re-dated 1,000 year-old samples.
Then a week ago “Mr. FOIA” released the password disclosing over 200,000 emails (Climategate 3.0) that illustrated climate alarmists’ non-scientific game playing to prevent opposing views from publication and inclusion in the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessments. Although supposedly based on peer-reviewed studies, the assessments contain many “grey” (informally published) articles authored by Greenpeace, World Wildlife Fund, and other activist organizations.
Professor Phil Jones, former head of the Climatic Research Unit, admitted there has not been significant global warming since 1995, eighteen years ago.
Myles Allen, Oxford University’s Professor of Geosystem Science, thought the world on course for a catastrophic temperature rise of more than five degrees this century. But he now says: ‘The odds have come down,’ – adding that warming is likely to be significantly lower. Allen says higher estimates are now ‘looking iffy’.
Piers Forster, Climate Change Professor at Leeds University: “The fact that global surface temperatures haven’t risen in the last 15 years, combined with good knowledge of the terms changing climate, make the high estimates unlikely.”
Professor Judith Curry, head of climate science, Georgia Institute of Technology: “The models are running too hot.”
James Annan, prominent ‘warmist’, said high estimates for climate sensitivity now look ‘increasingly untenable’...
Dr. David Whitehouse: “Global warming should no longer be the main determinant of anyone’s economic or energy policy.”
Paul Krugman: “You can deny global warming (and may you be punished in the afterlife for doing so).”
Mr. Krugman, who resigned and made you Pope?
See you in Hell.