Carol Platt Liebau: Global <i>Cooling</i>?

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Global Cooling?

Now some solar scientists are beginning to predict that by 2020, we will be entering a period of global cooling. What's even more instructive -- for those who believe that the reported scientific "consensus" on global warming is irrefutable and dispositive -- is the following:

[T]he science of global climate change is still in its infancy, with many thousands of papers published every year. In a 2003 poll conducted by German environmental researchers Dennis Bray and Hans von Storch, two-thirds of more than 530 climate scientists from 27 countries surveyed did not believe that "the current state of scientific knowledge is developed well enough to allow for a reasonable assessment of the effects of greenhouse gases." About half of those polled stated that the science of climate change was not sufficiently settled to pass the issue over to policymakers at all.

Of course, that won't stop those who have embraced anthropogenic global warming doctrine with the fervor of religious converts. But it's worth at least presenting the facts for the record.


Blogger silas said...

More evidence that "An Inconvenient Truth" will be the "Reefer Madness" of the 21st century.

5:24 PM  
Blogger One Salient Oversight said...

I'll put it simply.

Aerosols and particulates cause global cooling.

Carbon Dioxide causes global warming.

Global Cooling occurred between 1945 and 1980 because industry was belching out particulates.

Since 1980, environmental laws (designed for public health, not reversing global cooling) cut back mightily on particulates.

We haven't cut back on CO2 yet, hence the warming.

All this has been discovered and discussed by climatologists for decades.

Stop being surprised by science. Do the research people! Climatologists know about this stuff and have factored it in to the whole global warming hypothesis.

Solar flares? Factored in. Millankovich cycles? Factored in. Sunspots? Factored in. Contrails? Factored in. Aerosols and particulates? Factored in.

And all the while Greenland's coastline continues to shrink.

6:12 PM  
Blogger Earth to Carol said...


This web based voluntary study had a roughly 3% response rate. However 82% believed global warming is real. 73% believed IPCC accurately report consensus of thought within scientific community.

7:25 PM  
Blogger Cliff said...

One Salient Oversight said...
"I'll put it simply.

Aerosols and particulates cause global cooling.

Carbon Dioxide causes global warming"

So I guess The warming is cancelled out by the cooling.

Good, now I can hold on to my wallet, and not worry about being taxed to death for, "my own good" as hilary said in San Francisco a few weeks ago. Glad that scare is
over! What's the next gimmic? The sky is going to turn to blood?

8:09 PM  
Blogger The Very Sane Woman Who Points Out the Obvious said...


This survey was rejected by a scientific publication because there was no way to verify that there were multiple responses from the same person or even if the respondants were scientists!

Listen to what the real scientists say and what they say is really happening.

5:35 AM  
Blogger The Flomblog said...

So, let me see if I have this right:

The scientists are always right.
The planets and sun orbit the earth
The world is flat
Night air causes polio
Drinking cold liquids causes
Heavier than air flight is physically impossible
A human being cannot withstand the rigors of space flight

Scientific knowledge falls into two camps
1. Scientifically Wild-ass guesses (SWAG), based on observation and analysis
2. Observable fact.

As well meaning as scientists may be, they are frequently wrong. They are humans.

There is no observable fact that Humans have caused global weather changes. There is quite a bit of observable fact that:
- The sun changes its intensity
- Changes in global climate has a strong correlation to the intensity of the sun
- There has been periods of global warming before the industrial revolution.

Do people affect the climate? My friends the jury is still out. There no specific causative demonstrable relationship as yet

7:51 AM  

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