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Meteorologist Dr. Neil Frank’s Take On Climategate: You Should Be Steamed

Another prominent scientist, Dr. Neil Frank, has come out to criticize the CRU and their politically driven “science”. And, as a meteorologist,  he is well qualified to speak on matters pertaining to the climate. In the article he points out very clearly that the climate models cannot even accurately predict weather 5 to 10 days out, let alone 100 years out. On top of that, he points out that the models used by the IPCC clearly predicted significant warming over the last 10 years, but that has not happened.

The article starts out:

Now that Copenhagen is past history, what is the next step in the man-made global warming controversy? Without question, there should be an immediate and thorough investigation of the scientific debauchery revealed by “Climategate.”

If you have not heard, hackers penetrated the computers of the Climate Research Unit, or CRU, of the United Kingdom’s University of East Anglia, exposing thousands of e-mails and other documents. CRU is one of the top climate research centers in the world. Many of the exchanges were between top mainstream climate scientists in Britain and the U.S. who are closely associated with the authoritative (albeit controversial) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Among the more troubling revelations were data adjustments enhancing the perception that man is causing global warming through the release of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other atmospheric greenhouse gases.

He goes on to point out how the core IPCC scientists marginalized the skeptics, and essentially took over the peer-review process, thus preventing the scientific work of skeptics from being published. He also points out that there have been many petitions by various groups of scientists stating that the science is not “settled” and that there is no solid proof for man-made global warming. He mentions that more than 700 scientists have endorsed a 231 page Senate minority report questioning anthropogenic global warming. Additionally, more than 200 scientists objected to the American Physical Society stand in support of man-made global warming. (I am one of those 200 scientists. That list also contains at least 1 Nobel Prize laureate.)

The article goes on:

What do the skeptics believe? First, they concur with the believers that the Earth has been warming since the end of a Little Ice Age around 1850. The cause of this warming is the question. Believers think the warming is man-made, while the skeptics believe the warming is natural and contributions from man are minimal and certainly not potentially catastrophic à la Al Gore.

Second, skeptics argue that CO2 is not a pollutant but vital for plant life. Numerous field experiments have confirmed that higher levels of CO2 are positive for agricultural productivity. Furthermore, carbon dioxide is a very minor greenhouse gas. More than 90 percent of the warming from greenhouse gases is caused by water vapor. If you are going to change the temperature of the globe, it must involve water vapor.

Third, and most important, skeptics believe that climate models are grossly overpredicting future warming from rising concentrations of carbon dioxide. We are being told that numerical models that cannot make accurate 5- to 10-day forecasts can be simplified and run forward for 100 years with results so reliable you can impose an economic disaster on the U.S. and the world.

Read the whole article.

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  1. TV Weather’s Great Climate Scam | Ernesto Aguilar says:

    […] Conservatives are predictably tingly over this recent editorial. Some claim the climate change conspiracy is taking down denialists. Another trumpets Frank is qualified to speak on climate change. […]

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