CSIRO: Scientist dump 97%

Even Frasier would see the irony …

Scientists, whose job it is to predict the future, fail to predict their own future:

4 February, 2016:

The head of the CSIRO, Larry Marshall, said in a letter to staff on Thursday that the government’s science agency’s job had been “to prove climate change”.

“That question has been answered,” he told staff.

Continuing to do climate research would be akin to resting “on our laurels” and would be the “path to mediocrity”.

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Cue the 97% scientists who squawked  the mantra “the science is settled” now squeal “the science is not settled“:

Will Steffen, October 2013:

”We’d like to see a debate in this country that gets beyond these futile arguments about the science, which have been settled for decades in the scientific literature, and get on with the real debate about what is really the best way forward with dealing with the problem.

”So, yes, it is frustrating having to go back again and again and again and talk about what the science actually says.”

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Bonus Links

> CSIRO’s best solution:

November 13, 2011:  Carbon tax hit small: CSIRO

> Some History:

January 17, 2004: Global warming: a load of hot air?

The IPCC (and CSIRO) relied heavily on the Mann paper in coming to their global warming conclusions.

 

 

 

Flashback 2002: CO2 allegedly made the Harbin ice sculptures “sweaty”

Flashback 2002: CO2 allegedly made the Harbin ice sculptures “sweaty”.

Jan 8, 2008 

“Average annual temperatures in the city perched on the edge of Siberia hit 6.6 degrees Celsius (44 Fahrenheit) last year, the highest average since records began, and the ice sculptures are feeling the heat.

“In the beginning of December 2002, ice lanterns in Harbin melted right after they were sculpted. What came out of the work was sweaty ice sculptures,” Yin Xuemian, senior meteorologist at the Heilongjiang Observatory, told Reuters.

Problems got worse in 2006.”

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2016 & Not a word about Doomsday Global Warming this year:
PHOTOS: Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival expected to draw over 1,000,000 visitors.
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Global Warming really means Snowball Warming

January 6, 2016:
Hillary Clinton Points to Snow in January as Proof of [Global Warming]

Hillary Clinton mustered her best Sen. James Inhofe (R., Okla.) impression during a grassroots event in Nevada on Wednesday afternoon when she pointed to snowfall in Nevada during the month of January as proof climate change is real.

The Democratic frontrunner mocked her Republican rivals for their reluctance to accept manmade climate change to be an absolute fact.

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24 January, 2016:
Snow blindness

To help make his case that people cannot be influencing the climate, Jim Inhofe, a Republican from Oklahoma, cited archaeology and scripture.

Then he produced a snowball, and said, “I ask the chair, do you know what this is?
It’s a snowball, just from outside here. It’s very, very cold out.”

Glorying in his idiocy, Mr Inhofe, who was chairman of an important environmental committee at the time, then tossed the snowball at his Republican colleague.

With Washington currently under two feet of snow, this episode is worth remembering for two reasons.

 First, because the ignorance, wilful or otherwise, many Republicans display on global warming is not dissipating.

The second reason why Mr Inhofe’s stunt is worth recalling is that, were it repeated today, it could, tentatively, be argued that the snowball was evidence of global warming.

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Like two bald men fighting over a comb …

January 22, 2016:

Twitter fight! Bernie and Hillary battle it out over who has the better climate plan

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97% Settled Science
IPCC, 2001: “Milder winter temperatures will decrease heavy snowstorms”
IPCC, 2007: “Global climate change is likely to be accompanied by an increase in the frequency and intensity of heat waves, as well as warmer summers and milder winters

(see Table 3-10).” (via brennerbrief)

Celebrate! Global Warming Pause/Hiatus for 18 years! Good News!

October 1, 2014 is a day of celebration!

It is now undeniable that the planet is not racing to its destruction.

It is good news! (for some)

Here are some of the headlines from the mainstream media you might have missed:

Destruction Delayed!

Apocalypse Avoided

Catastrophe Curtailed

Delusion Detour

Nightmare! Not.

Armageddon Outta Here

Obama: I did it! Planet Healed! Sea levels Sweet!.

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The Pause comes of age – Josh 295

Satellite Data: No Global Warming For Past 18 Years

How much more snow if not for Global Warming?

Praise be to Gaia for Doomsday Global Warming.

How much more snow would we have got if not for carbon(sic) Doomsday Global Warming?

“Australian ski areas – which started their season badly on June 7th with almost no snow following a record warm May, are celebrating snowfalls of up to almost five feet (1.4m in fact) during the last four days.”

(Note the picture of Al Gore’s tour bus)

link:

http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/global-warming-continues-to-hit-australia-hard/

What the Doomsday BoM said, 28 May 2014:

“A warmer winter likely for Australia
The chances that the winter maximum temperature outlook will exceed the median maximum temperature is greater than 60% over Australia. Chances are greater than 80% over the western, southern and eastern coastal regions, and Tasmania.”

link:

http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/ahead/archive/temperature/20140528.temp.shtml

How sad for the BoM.

UPDATE:

Echuca soaks up wettest June on record

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-02/echuca-soaks-up-wettest-june-on-record/5565000

 

Global Warming: Data lousy, consensus blown.

The ‘settled science’ of Global Warming is over.

1. Apparent pause in global warming blamed on ‘lousy’ data

link: http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/jun/13/pause-global-warming-data-sea-level-rises

2. Who cares about climate change consensus?

link: http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/behavioural-insights/climate-change-consensus-who-cares