BUT WE MUST ASK NO QUESTIONS – AT 6:16 P.M. ET: Have you noticed that those who thoughtfully question the "science" of climate change are called anti-science, whereas those who blindly accept the climate-change line are called pro-science? We're glad the skeptics are keeping up the fight, despite the smears. Consider:
WASHINGTON (AFP) – A climate change study that projected a 2.4 degree Celsius increase in temperature and massive worldwide food shortages in the next decade was seriously flawed, scientists said Wednesday.
The study was posted on the website of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and was written about by numerous international news agencies, including AFP.
But AAAS later retracted the study as experts cited numerous errors in its approach.
"A reporter with The Guardian alerted us yesterday to concerns about the news release submitted by Hoffman & Hoffman public relations," said AAAS spokeswoman Ginger Pinholster in an email to AFP.
"We immediately contacted a climate change expert, who confirmed that the information raised many questions in his mind, too. We swiftly removed the news release from our Web site and contacted the submitting organization."
Scientist Osvaldo Canziani, who was part of the 2007 Nobel Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, was listed as the scientific advisor to the report.
The IPCC, whose figures were cited as the basis for the study's projections, and Al Gore jointly won the Nobel Prize for Peace in 2007 "for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change," the prize committee said at the time.
Ah yes, the Nobel Peace Prize. Yasir Arafat, Jimmah Carter, Al Gore... What an embarrassment.
Canziani's spokesman said Tuesday he was ill and was unavailable for interviews.
Probably got a bad cold from the sub-freezing temperatures. Oh, they're caused by global warming.
COMMENT: Dwight Eisenhower, in his farewell address delivered 50 years ago this week, warned of the influence of governmental grants on science. He also warned about scientific elites with undue power. We still have to worry about both. It's time for first-class scientists with impeccable reputations to step forward and demand a Challenger-like investigation into the whole area of climate change, determining what is known and what is not. It's remarkable that this has not been done, but, alas, there's a lot of money involved in the climate-change industry.
January 19, 2011