Global Warming Proved a Fake

John Seiler:

New research proves global warming a fake. If this state had any sense, it would repeal Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. It forces the state to cut greenhouse gas emissions, which supposedly cause global warming, by 25 percent by 2020. Thus severely damaging the economy.

Fred Singer is a notable climate and environmental scientist. Curriculum vitae here. He writes in a new article:

“In discussing the recent release of some 5,000 Climategate e-mails, blogger Anthony Watts uses the clever headline “They are real—and they’re spectacular.” He credits Jerry Seinfeld as the source. Following his example, I choose the headline “Fake! Fake! Fake! Fake!”—also taken from a Seinfeld episode—in discussing the surface temperatures generally reported for the latter part of the 20th century; they form the science basis for prosperity-killing international climate policy.

“Here I am using the word “fake” as an adjective, and not as a verb. I mean to say that the scientific conclusions derived from such temperatures are not real, but I don’t imply that the values themselves have been purposefully altered or adjusted. We simply don’t have any information to support such an accusation.

“But I do claim that the commonly reported and accepted warming between 1978 and 2000 is based only on thermometers from land surface stations and is not supported by any other evidence that I could find. Specifically, ocean data (from 71% of the earth’s surface) and global atmospheric data (as recorded by satellites and independent balloon-borne radiosondes) do not show such a warming at all. In addition, most proxy data, from non-thermometer sources such as tree rings, ocean sediments, ice cores, stalagmites, etc., show no warming during this same crucial period. (One has to be careful in this analysis since the year 1998 shows a major warming spike caused by a Super-El Niño. But by 1999 and 2000, temperatures had returned to pre-1998 values.)

“Now, I am well aware of the fact that the recent release of the temperature data from the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) project does show a warming trend from 1978 to 2000. Many would jump to the conclusion that this represents confirmation of the existence of global warming—or even of anthropogenic global warming (AGW). However, that would be an error in logic.

“What the BEST result shows is that surface thermometers from the land area of the globe (about 29% of the earth’s surface) show a warming trend. But this is not global warming. And BEST director Professor Rich Muller explicitly disclaims that his trend results indicate a human cause.

“He also correctly points out that many of the weather stations used are badly distributed, mostly in the U.S. and western Europe, and possibly subject to local heating effects, such as urban heat islands. He cautions that a third of his monitoring stations show a cooling, not a warming. And that 70% of the U.S. stations are poorly situated and don’t satisfy the requirements of the U.S. Weather Service. It is likely that stations elsewhere have similar problems….

“As is evident from the Climategate e-mails, a small group of scientists, mainly in the U.K. and U.S., have managed to freeze out contrary evidence from being published in the scientific literature or in IPCC reports. The self-described “Team” members brazenly discuss strategies and action plans to further “The Cause.” Unfortunately, they have largely succeeded—and continue to influence publications, thanks to some key journalists and editors. In consequence of this evident conspiracy, it is hardly surprising that politicians, the media, and the general public are receiving entirely wrong information about supposedly catastrophic effects of a future warming.

“The just-concluded Durban conference, the 17th in an annual series, demonstrates clearly that the whole discussion is no longer about science, but instead is all about money. (1) How to assure continuing government careers for nearly 200 delegations, with annual vacations paid by taxpayers. (2) How to transfer $100 billion a year from industrialized nations to LDCs (or more precisely, to their kleptocratic rulers), using “climate justice” or “climate guilt” (depending on who is doing the talking). (3) How to gain a national advantage by setting differential emission limits of CO2—supposedly to keep the planet from reaching a “dangerous” level of warming.”

“Climate Guilt” — great phrase. That’s what Arnold and the other con artists pushed on us back in 2006. And that’s what Gov. Jerry Brown and today’s con artists continue to push on us.

But it’s all about them cashing in at our expense.

Singer:

“Within the United States, and also elsewhere, global warming scares have become a means of transferring taxpayer money to politically influential cronies. There is now so much “crony capitalism” that it would be difficult to reverse or even stop the ongoing subsidies, outright grants, tax breaks, and other transfers to privileged groups.

“Time is becoming short. We’re reaching a tipping point—not of the earth’s climate, but of the financial schemes that permanently divert funds from productive activities into wasteful ones, all in the name of “saving the climate.” The results are evident: higher levels of spending, deficits, or taxes; higher prices for energy and electricity and therefore for all manufactured goods; less productive activity; less employment; and more misery.

“It seems odd that all of this is essentially based on a fake—the data that seem to show a (nonexistent) warming. It will be difficult to overturn this notion, but we must keep trying.”

Yes, we must keep trying. Meanwhile, Arnold, Brown and the other Crony Capitalists will keep using the fake “global warming” scare to grift us.

— Jan. 9, 2012

 

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  1. CalWatchdog
    CalWatchdog Author 9 January, 2012, 16:25

    In his proposed 2012-13 State Budget, Gov. Brown is actually banking on receiving $1 billion from the yet-to-be-developed or implemented cap-and-trade carbon emission program in California. The Governor intends for it to be spent on environmental programs that are outside the scope of the cap and trade program.

    Naught, naughty – this is a misuse of funds, and there is the motive. The crony Capitalists and Democrats behind AB 32 see a cash cow in the making.

    The CMTA caught this and pointed out: “The purpose of cap and trade is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from regulated sources – including manufacturers, electric generators, universities, and public agencies. AB 32 and cap and trade is not intended to be a revenue source for the state of California.”

    – Katy

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  2. Russell C
    Russell C 9 January, 2012, 17:19

    I’ve seen it said elsewhere, Dr Singer is a national treasure, considering the amount of abuse he has had to put up with since the late ’80s when he first locked horns with Al Gore and the enviro-activists who pushed highly questionable efforts to regulate CFCs.

    Most conservatives know how he and other skeptic scientists have been vilified by enviro-activists via an accusation about being corrupted by fossil fuel industry funding. I, so far, am the only one who is reporting on how that accusation borders on libel/slander, originates at a small enviro-activist group called Ozone Action, has Al Gore’s fingerprints on it, and how that accusation has been either promoted by the mainstream media or used by the MSM to ignore skeptics from the start.

    Please allow me to direct readers to a pair of my online articles about this: “Monumental fault in manmade global warming notion hiding in plain sight” http://junkscience.com/2011/12/24/monumental-fault-in-manmade-global-warming-notion-hiding-in-plain-sight/ and “PBS and Global Warming Skeptics’ Lockout” http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/08/pbs_and_global_warming_skeptics_lockout.html

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  3. queeg
    queeg 10 January, 2012, 08:38

    Counting on extortion funds for the socialist budget is not news! Fairy tales are socialist five year plans….

    What alternative does Brown have but fairy tales….every producer is hiding under rocks…they will never pony up cap/trade funds without a battle royal…

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