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Shredding the “climate consensus” myth: More Than 1000 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims – Challenge UN IPCC & Gore

WattsUpMyButt

Climate Despot has dropped  a “321-page ‘Consensus Buster’ Report” (bet that cow won a blue ribbon at the County Fair), or so Mark Morano claims.

What it isn’t:

  • new” It’s the same old Inhofe fraud (ie “700 Scientists …”) as before with some recycled silliness tacked on. None of it is anything we haven’t seen before;
  • improved” unless you consider repetition of ridiculous claims and irrelevant appeals to false authority an improvement;
  • “Inhofe‘s” as before the real author is Mark ‘Wormtongue’ Morano;
  • science; utterly absent is any trace of of actual science or any reference to it except in the most abstract and meaningless ways;
  • a list it’s a collection of anecdotes, specious claims, contextless quotes and copy/pastes of various petitions and declarations;
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BPSDB The other day I posted “450 more lies from the climate change Deniers” and the response has been interesting.

This has given fodder for sharing some more examples and reasons why the list is total nonsense.

By sampling approximately one third of the references from “450 320 299 286 Peer-Reviewed Papers Supporting Skepticism of “Man-Made” Global Warming” I showed that, of the references I looked at, all were:

      • not  peer reviewed, and/or
      • known to be false, and/or
      • irrelevant, and/or
      • Out of date (no longer relevant), and/or
      • not supportive of climate change Denial*

*(I use the appropriate term (Denier) with respect to what the author was struggling to say when he mis-used the word “skepticism“).

    • Pielke dumps (on) the list
    • Energy & Environment is peer reviewed
    • Some more struck from the list
    • Poptart and other Denier’s respond react say stuff
    • What did anyone expect?

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GarbageBPSDB A week ago this “450 Peer-Reviewed Papers Supporting Skepticism of “Man-Made” Global Warming” appeared and I figured it was just a matter of days before it started making the rounds of the climate change Denialosphere.  Sure enough it has turned up at Wattsupmybutt so I guess it’s time to state the obvious, that it’s utter nonsense.

Let’s have a look at a sampling of these “450 Peer-Reviewed Papers.” The list includes:

UPDATE: Pielke pulls 21 papers off the list! “they’d better change that to 429 papers, as their list doesn’t represent what they think it does.”  Better Recheck That List (Hat Tip to Former Skeptic for the heads up)

NOT peer-reviwed

The following are NOT peer-reviewed Journals

Energy & Environment: 82 papers on the list

E&E is a sort of vanity press for the Deniers, cited by one Wag as “where bad science goes to die.”

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Despite seven months of intense effort to recruit physicists to sign a politically motivated petition disputing anthropogenic climate change, a mere, 0.45% of the American Physical Society‘s 47,000 members signed on.

It’s a humiliating defeat for the climate change Deniers who make such false claims as ”many scientists dispute’ and ‘there is no consensus. The Petition drive was announced in the prestigous journal Nature, APS publications, numerous popular and electronic media, as well as heavily promoted by the petition organizers. Despite all of that effort and publicity, a mere 0.45% was all that they could manage.

Consider that the success rate for Nigerian email scams is estimated to be 0.1% to 0.2%, ie roughly speaking about the same. (Tip of the Hat to Grumbine for the genesis of seeking a comparison)

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Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens.

Friedrich von Schiller,

(Against stupidity the gods themselves struggle in vain.)

BPSDB Apparently “ 60 prominent German scientists have publicly declared their dissent from man-made global warming…”,

at least according to Climate Despot and the Heartland Institute, so I was pretty sure that it was a load of rubbish, as indeed it turns out to be.

This particular scam just started popping up recently and may catch others unawares, as I was. However, on a hunch I popped over to Jules’ klimaatblog and sure enough, there it was: “The open letter to Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The letter has all of the standard elements of the climate change Denier letters, lists and  declarations (eg here, here and here):

  • little or no actual science, just uninformed opinion;
  • such alleged science as is referred to is easily shown to be misrepresented, if not outright fraud;
  • many of the alleged “scientists” are not actually scientists;
  • few, if any, of the ones who are scientists have anything remotely to do with “climate science;
  • none are active researchers on climate issues;
  • the source of the letter is an industry PR firm masquerading as a think tank or grassroots group.

“The rest of the letter are some hollow words and whining about the pseudo-religion climate science has become. Yes, they really use the word pseudo-religion. Sigh.”

The open letter to Chancellor Angela Merkel.

I refer you to Jules’ blog for the full story.

In other words, the usual. It seems that lately we are getting a lot of letters demanding “review” of climate policy (eg here, here and  here), I wonder if it’s coincidence?

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Creepy at the EPA

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The latest Climate Denial Crock of the Week is up with Sinclair taking on the EPA censorship hoax, discussed in detail in Carlin Lives! Funnier than ever

Added to: Climate Denial Crock of the Week and Carlin Lives! Funnier than ever

APS to blame humans, not God, for climate change

Commenter John Mashey noted that “Outpouring of Scientists Rejecting Man-Made Climate Fears!” was too long and really needed to be two posts. True enough, hence APS to blame humans, not God, for climate change. So if you read the former, you need not read the new post as it is merely a cut and paste with the sole addition of:

From the APS Executive minutes “…to adopt an agnostic stance on the scientific evidence…” is the rather thin, even lame justification for the title, but I simply could not resist :) .

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McLean, de Frietas and Carter BPSDB

In the ongoing story of the ridiculous McLean, de Frietas and Carter paper that has been seized on by the climate change Denialosphere, James’ Empty Blog finds yet another error in the abomination, but the main point of his post is the more serious issue of Editorial standards at AGU journals and how this travesty ever got published in a respectable journal in the first place.

Understanding just what SOI and ENSO have to do with climate is pretty opaque to most people, so thanks to Dan’s Wild Wild Science Journal for Confused About El Nino- Taichiro Sakagami can fix that which led me to El Niño (ENSO) Animation V1.25, a good place to get a better understanding of the climate mechanisms underlying all of this fuss. That is the source of the video below. see the originals for higher quality animations and text.

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