Well, not surprising the skeptics aren’t getting a good hearing at COP15. After all, this is more a gathering of the faithful than an honest discussion, especially in light of Climategate. At least (and whoulda thunkit?) CNN is finally, belatedly asking some questions.
Yet Oppenheimer’s distortions are jaw dropping in that interview. Nowhere near all glaciers have been studied, sea levels are barely rising, the Arctic ice isn’t melting but has been increasing the past few years, there aren’t 2500 scientists all agreeing, but rather a handful as Climategate proves. Yes, take out CRU and there are other institutions. Hmm, that would include hockey stick Mann at Penn State, who’s stick has been debunked (Mann is being investigated by PSU), and NASAs Goddard Institute whose director James Hansen can’t be trusted. And for any worries about the oceans, just take a look at the observed data compared to the models.
And as for Earth being a closed system and our piddly amount of CO2 (5% of a gas that takes up less than 0.4% of the atmosphere) not letting heat escape from the planet? Bullshit. Again with those models. The red lines are the models, the green lines are the observed data. Anyway, it probably doesn’t stay in the atmosphere for long anyway.
Preaching to the converted here (pardon the pun), but those links are for any folks, and there’s many, still duped by this climate change scam.
NewsBusters has a pretty good piece on that interview and CNN’s coverage.
But back to Copenhagen, and despite a very critical opening few paragraphs, The Financial Times, finally sensing a whiff, gives Monckton et. al. a run.
It was not all political bombast. Several serious scientists, with long paper trails of academic work behind them, delivered power point presentations filled with data and diagrams attempting to show why the mainstream consensus was wrong.
Not really much good or bad news to report so far. Tom Wilson has a short clip covering the rabble that was day two.
If being a sceptic means not being friends with those nutjobs at the start of that video… good.
To be honest, I had more fun today replying to a few brain dead commenters over at Unleashed who were in support of Clive Hamilton, in what has to be one of the most rubbish, condescending, puerile posts ever read.
With thanks to lucanas in comments in another post, some Copenhagen piccies.
December 9, 2009, 9:53 pm at 9:53 pm
Jeez Bingbing, who were you paying off at the ABC? I tried to have a go at Clive and the nutjobs, and not a single comment of mine got through!
December 9, 2009, 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm
December 9, 2009, 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm
OK, I had to search to find it. It was supposed to come up as a reply to one of the other comments. Their comment function is stuffed.
December 9, 2009, 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm
In fact I was so sure i was not going to be published, I saved the comment here
A new twist on the Tiger Woods Index (wish I had trademarked that one).