2008: Another Grim Year for the Global Warmers
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2008: Another Grim Year for the Global Warmers
By Michael R. Fox Ph.D., 1/2/2009 10:45:23 AM
The year 2008 marked the tenth consecutive year of no global warming. This is
not widely reported or known. In fact the Earth has been cooling for the last
A profound analysis of the global warming issues including huge political
issues was written and presented in August this year by Dr. Richard Lindzen,
climatologist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
(http://tinyurl.com/6lcelj). He asks two very important questions:
* 1. Has the global warming alarm become the goal itself, instead of the
result of scientific research?
* 2. Is climate science really designed to answer questions or promote
Too often we witness climate alarmism being promoted while solid science is
ignored, misrepresented, or downplayed. This makes great fodder for scary
movies, scary news articles, and scary documentaries, but it is still bad
We also note that the nearly $5 billion/year being spent on global warming
research is buying a lot of name-calling, ad hominem attacks, and all around
nastiness by many of the indentured recipients of that money.
Such behavior certainly is not scientific. In fact it inhibits the progress
of science, and the intelligent formulations of science and energy policies.
If half the participants are ignored by the science journals, insulted with
ad hominem attacks by the promoters, and ignored and dismissed by the media,
then the simple and rational scientific processes are stopped.
Lindzen describes the origins of global warming alarm, the political agenda
of the alarmists, their intimidation tactics, and the reasons for their
success. Also, in painstaking detail, he debunks their key scientific claims
and counterclaims. This Lindzen paper, although quite lengthy, is must
reading for all decision makers, energy policy makers, and their staffs. Of
course it would also help if the entire US population and the media read it
as well, to help them understand the unscientific political processes taking
place right before their eyes.
Writer Kinsolving reports more of the bad news (http://tinyurl.com/8xnox9 ).
As Dr. David Gee at the University of Uppsala Sweden asks "For how many years
must the planet cool before we begin to understand that the planet is not
warming? For how many years must cooling go on?"---Geologist Dr. David Gee,
chairman of the science committee of the 2008 International Geological
Congress, has authored 130-plus peer-reviewed papers, and currently is at
Uppsala University of Sweden. As if this weren?t bad enough, the list of
credentialed skeptics is growing by leaps and bounds.
Kinsolving provides a number of other important quotations from the
scientists who don?t accept the dogma of man-made global warming:
* 1. "I am a skeptic. ... Global warming has become a new religion." ?
Nobel Prize winner for physics Ivar Giaever.
* 2. "Anyone who claims that the debate is over and the conclusions are
firm has a fundamentally unscientific approach to one of the most momentous
issues of our time." ? Solar physicist Dr. Pal Brekke, senior adviser to the
Norwegian Space Centre in Ohio.
* 3. "It is a blatant lie put forth in the media that makes it seem there
is only a fringe of scientists who don't buy into anthropogenic global
warming." ? U.S. government atmospheric scientist Stanley B. Goldenberg of
the Hurricane Research Division of NOAA.
* 4. "After reading (U.N. IPCC Chairman) Pachauri's asinine comment
(comparing skeptics to) Flat Earthers, it's hard to remain quiet." ? Climate
statistician Dr. William M. Briggs.
* 5. "All those urging action to curb global warming need to take off the
blinkers and give some thought to what we should do if we are facing global
cooling instead." ? Geophysicist Dr. Phil Chapman, an astronautical engineer
and former NASA astronaut, serving as staff physicist at Massachusetts
Institute of Technology.
* 6. "The (global warming) scaremongering has its justification in the
fact that it is something that generates funds." ? Award-winning
paleontologist Dr. Eduardo Tonni, of the Committee for Scientific Research in
Buenos Aires and head of the Paleontology Department at the University of La
* 7. "Earth has cooled since 1998 in defiance of the predictions by the
U.N.-IPCC. ... The global temperature for 2007 was the coldest in a decade
and the coldest of the millennium ... which is why 'global warming' is now
called 'climate change.'" ? Climatologist Dr. Richard Keen of the Department
of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Colorado.
The Petition Project
There are many more scientists and engineers who do not accept the fuzzy
?science? of global warming. More than 31,000 of them are now listed on the
Petition Project, including more than 9000 Ph.D.s
(http://tinyurl.com/5o5dxl). These 31,000 scientists, engineers, and medical
professionals sign a simple statement which says:
?We urge the United States government to reject the global warming agreement
that was written in Kyoto, Japan, in December, 1997, and any other similar
proposals. The proposed limits on greenhouse gases would harm the
environment, hinder the advance of science and technology, and damage the
health and welfare of mankind. There is no convincing scientific evidence
that the human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases
is causing, or will in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of
the Earth?s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth?s climate. Moreover, there
is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon
dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal
environments of the Earth.?
This is not an unreasonable appeal by very well educated people asking our
government not to fall for the steady stream of a continuing hoax. Solid
evidence is needed. If we don?t get the science right, we won?t get the
The irrepressible Christopher Booker has noted the large changes in the
global warming events during 2008 (http://tinyurl.com/8p7d83).
* 1. Global temperatures continue to decline. Booker says ?The decline in
global temperatures was wholly unpredicted by all those computer models which
have been used as the main drivers of the scare. Last winter, as temperatures
plummeted, many parts of the world had snowfalls on a scale not seen for
decades. This winter, with the whole of Canada and half the US under snow,
looks likely to be even worse. After several years flatlining, global
temperatures have dropped sharply enough to cancel out much of their net rise
in the 20th century.?
* 2. Booker continues ?secondly, 2008 was the year when any pretence that
there was a "scientific consensus" in favour of man-made global warming
collapsed. At long last, as in the Manhattan Declaration last March, hundreds
of proper scientists, including many of the world's most eminent climate
experts, have been rallying to pour scorn on that "consensus" which was only
a politically engineered artifact, based on ever more blatantly manipulated
data and computer models programmed to produce no more than convenient
* 3. ?Thirdly, as banks collapsed and the global economy plunged into its
worst recession for decades, harsh reality at last began to break in on those
self-deluding dreams which have for so long possessed almost every politician
in the western world. As we saw in this month's Poznan conference, when
10,000 politicians, officials and "environmentalists" gathered to plan next
year's "son of Kyoto" treaty in Copenhagen, panicking politicians are waking
up to the fact that the world can no longer afford all those quixotic schemes
for "combating climate change" with which they were so happy to indulge
themselves in more comfortable times?.
A nation which abolishes its fossil energy sources (coal. oil, and natural
gas), nuclear energy, hydro energy, as these political forces are pushing,
will lose all of the energy needed for our industries, homes, and
infrastructure such as hospitals, office buildings, schools, and hotels. A
powerful nation such as ours cannot sustain its energy needs on sunbeams and
gentle breezes, as many of the warmers propose. That pathway to the future is
dangerous and instead is a pathway to economic suicide
Michael R. Fox, Ph.D., is a nuclear scientist and a science and energy
resource for Hawaii Reporter and a science analyst for the Grassroot
Institute of Hawaii, is retired and now lives in Eastern Washington. He has
nearly 40 years experience in the energy field. He has also taught chemistry
and energy at the University level. His interest in the communications of
science has led to several communications awards, hundreds of speeches, and
many appearances on television and talk shows. He can be reached via email at
Reach Hawaii Reporter editor Malia Zimmerman at
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