10 October 2009

BBC Wakes Up and Says: The Debate Is On!

The BBC is finally admitting what the rest of us have known all along: The science is not settled, the debate is not closed. Earth's climate is far more complex than even the most sophisticated climate models, and is making a laughing stock out of climatologists who can't comprehend that THE MODEL IS NOT THE CLIMATE!
For the last 11 years we have not observed any increase in global temperatures. And our climate models did not forecast it, even though man-made carbon dioxide, the gas thought to be responsible for warming our planet, has continued to rise.

... Piers Corbyn from Weatheraction, a company specialising in long range weather forecasting...claims that solar charged particles impact us far more than is currently accepted, so much so he says that they are almost entirely responsible for what happens to global temperatures.

He is so excited by what he has discovered that he plans to tell the international scientific community at a conference in London at the end of the month.

If proved correct, this could revolutionise the whole subject.

...Mojib Latif, a member of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) says that we may indeed be in a period of cooling worldwide temperatures that could last another 10-20 years.

Professor Latif is based at the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences at Kiel University in Germany and is one of the world's top climate modellers.

...Sceptics...insist it is unlikely that temperatures will reach the dizzy heights of 1998 until 2030 at the earliest. It is possible, they say, that because of ocean and solar cycles a period of global cooling is more likely.

One thing is for sure. It seems the debate about what is causing global warming is far from over. Indeed some would say it is hotting up. _BBC
Why is the BBC suddenly willing to step away from the "consensus chorus of climate change catastrophe?" Would it have something to do with Steve McIntyre's treatment of Briffa's [cherry picked] Yamal Peninsula series? Or perhaps they are thinking of recent confirmation of Svensmark's cosmic ray theory? Perhaps they have discovered Anthony Watts' analysis of surface station temperature biases?

I am going out on a very long limb, but perhaps they are even sophisticated enough to have noticed that the oceans' heat content is dropping? Or are they just now realising that global temperatures have indeed not risen in lockstep with rising atmospheric CO2 levels? Certainly there have been enough rational voices objecting to the mindless climate blitzkrieg of the IPCC, NASA, Gore, the EU, BBC, the Royal Society, etc etc?

Perhaps we will begin to see an epidemic of sanity where once we saw only fanatical adherence to the talking points. I will observe this curious phenomenon, but I will not hold my breath.

H/T Instapundit and Tom Nelson

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I suspect they will backtrack soon to the usual sky-is-falling mode. They just want some seemingly objective articles on record to point to in the future so they can claim they were not completely in the bag for the AGW crowd when things really begin hitting the fan. What that fan-hittingpoint consists of, I don't know but with the geologists breaking ranks and the hockey stick as droopy as a bag of sawdust it might not be long. Ordinarily I would say that the tipping point would be when a majority or large fraction of climatologists publically jump ship but since most of them are trained, screened and hired by extreme left universities and governments, that might take a while to say the least.

Sunday, 11 October, 2009  
Blogger Ugh said...

12 inches of snow in Minneapolis on Oct 12th 2009. This sort of weather is at least a month early. One storm, one season, one year does not make a trend but it makes it harder to suffer the sky is falling fools... BTW We had a fantastically mild summer (again).

Monday, 12 October, 2009  
Blogger al fin said...

Baron, you may be right, but I suspect they may have miscalculated. By allowing a more objective meteorologist / climatologist to write a story, they have opened a big can of worms for themselves.

Craig, I hope your snowblower is tuned up and ready for the season.

Monday, 12 October, 2009  

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