Saturday, July 19, 2008

The Goracle Better Hurry If He Hopes To Be Drafted At The Convention

DailyTech - Myth of Consensus Explodes: APS Opens Global Warming Deb

Gore may have to go back to being the guy who invented the internet soon because there is some actual scientific work being done on climate change data.
from Daily Tech:

The American
Physical Society, an organization representing nearly 50,000
physicists, has reversed its stance on climate change and is now
proclaiming that many of its members disbelieve in human-induced global
warming. The APS is also sponsoring public debate on the validity of
global warming science. The leadership of the society had previously
called the evidence for global warming "incontrovertible."

In a posting
to the APS forum, editor Jeffrey Marque explains,"There is a
considerable presence within the scientific community of people who do
not agree with the IPCC conclusion that anthropogenic CO2 emissions are
very probably likely to be primarily responsible for global warming
that has occurred since the Industrial Revolution."

The APS is opening its debate with the publication of a paper
by Lord Monckton of Brenchley, which concludes that climate sensitivity
-- the rate of temperature change a given amount of greenhouse gas will
cause -- has been grossly overstated by IPCC modeling. A low
sensitivity implies additional atmospheric CO2 will have little effect
on global climate.

Larry Gould, Professor of Physics at the University of Hartford and
Chairman of the New England Section of the APS, called Monckton's paper
an "expose of the IPCC that details numerous exaggerations and
"extensive errors"

In an email to DailyTech, Monckton says, "I was dismayed to
discover that the IPCC's 2001 and 2007 reports did not devote chapters
to the central 'climate sensitivity' question, and did not explain in
proper, systematic detail the methods by which they evaluated it. When
I began to investigate, it seemed that the IPCC was deliberately
concealing and obscuring its method."

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