30 January 2010

Ultime dal pianeta caldo

Una nelle ultime trincee, mentre il collasso è ormai à la Berlino maggio '45.

Un commento: Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear - and that's the best spin you can put on this? It's a bit like trying to polish a turd.

E una lettera :

Sir - Dr Vicky Pope’s defence of the robustness of “the science” of climate change is too comprehensive. It is high time for the Met Office to recognise that the surface temperature record is deeply flawed: not just the discredited 1,000-year “hockey stick” that was the iconic centrepiece of Al Gore’s film, but also the more recent data. The leaked University of East Anglia e-mails reveal the obsessive mentality of scientists who have put truth-seeking second to pursuit of a mission.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s “mistakes” that Dr Pope refers to are no ordinary errors. They show a deliberate disregard for the principles of scientific objectivity. The IPCC had every reason to know that its account of the Himalayan glacier melting was misleading, just as it had every reason to know that its predictions of hurricane frequency and intensity were both unsubstantiated and implausible. On more than 25 occasions, the IPCC cites essays by WWF or Greenpeace as though they were serious academic studies.

The basic physics tells us that greenhouse gases have some warming effect. How material, how lasting, how much offset or accentuated by natural influences is unknown at this stage of scientific understanding — the temperature record certainly suggests no immediate cause for alarm.

Computer models will not give us the answer. They can only regurgitate what is programmed into them.

Lord Leach of Fairford
London EC3

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