Thursday, 4 September 2014

Climate Change and Climate Change Deniers

Tim Patterson
Is climate change real? Well, of course it is. We know that climate has changed since the beginning of time on this planet. Only a fool would say that climate change is not real; only a fool would deny climate change.

R. Timothy Patterson is a professor of geology at Carleton University, where he is Director of the Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Centre in OttawaOntarioCanada. He is also a Senior Visiting Fellow in the School of GeographyQueen's University of BelfastNorthern Ireland. He holds a B.Sc. in Biology, B.A. in Geology, both from Dalhousie University,HalifaxNova Scotia and a Ph.D. in geology from theUniversity of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).

As of 2007, Patterson has published over 120 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

For a few years now, this blog has displayed a quote from Tim Patterson at the head of this page:
“Climate is and always has been variable. The only constant about climate is change; it changes continually.”
Another fuller quote (LINK):
Climate stability has never been a feature of planet Earth. The only constant about climate is change; it changes continually and, at times, quite rapidly. Many times in the past, temperatures were far higher than today, and occasionally, temperatures were colder. As recently as 6,000 years ago, it was about 3C warmer than now. Ten thousand years ago, while the world was coming out of the thou-sand-year-long "Younger Dryas" cold episode, temperatures rose as much as 6C in a decade -- 100 times faster than the past century's 0.6C warming that has so upset environmentalists. 
So, who are the REAL climate change deniers?

Dr Roy Spencer describes Alarmist Denials this way:  (link)
  1.  natural climate change denial
  2. denial that coal and petroleum work better than unicorn farts as fuels,
  3. denial that a small amount of warming is better than killing millions of poor people by restricting access to inexpensive energy,
  4. denial that the human-induced component of climate change is anything but catastrophic and an emergency,
  5. denial that an increasing number of scientists are becoming skeptics,
  6. denial that IPCC scientists were caught red-handed trying to silence the opposition and “hide the decline”,
  7. denial of the observations, which show much less warming than any of the climate models can explain over the last 30+ years.
Dr Gordon Fulks says who denies both the science and the scientific method? (link)

  • Who denies the importance of variable solar irradiance and the possible importance of solar modulation of galactic cosmic rays? 
  • Who denies that our Sun is a variable star? 
  • Who denies that our oceans contain the vast majority of mobile heat on this planet and therefore dominate our climate, year to year and decade to decade? 
  • Who denies the importance of natural ocean cycles like the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO), discovered by researchers studying salmon? 
  • Who denies clear cyclical variations in our climate, easily traceable to ocean cycles? 
  • Who denies that our recent warming commenced about 1830, long before significant burning of fossil fuels? 
  • Who denies that ice core data clearly show that recent warming is consistent with previous warm periods, like the Medieval, Roman, and Minoan? 
  • Who denies that CO2 lags temperature in the ice core data by as much as 800 years and hence is a product of climate change not a cause? 
  • Who denies 150 years of chemical measurements of atmospheric CO2 that suggest that ice core reconstructions of past CO2 concentrations are low by 60 ppm? 
  • Who denies that the global temperature went down for three decades after World War II, despite significant increases in human emissions of CO2 due to industrialization? 
  • Who denies that water vapor is the primary greenhouse gas and by far the dominant climate gas, not CO2? 
  • Who denies that increasing CO2 is a substantial benefit to plants and therefore helps us feed the seven billion people on this planet? 
  • Who denies that our oceans are alkaline not acidic and can never turn acidic because of buffering? 
  • Who denies that the EPA's three "Lines of Evidence" supporting their Endangerment Finding on CO2 are all fatally flawed? 
  • Who denies the leveling off of the Global Temperature for the past 15 years? 
  • Who denies that the 'Hotspot' (required by Global Warming theory) does not exist in the tropical troposphere? 
  • Who denies that all 73 computerized climate models are epic failures? 
  • Who denies that theories which fail validation tests are dead? 
  • Who denies the supremacy of evidence over theory? 
  • Who denies the supremacy of logic and evidence over authority and consensus?
  • Who denies that Extreme Weather has always been with us and cannot be traced to CO2? 
  • Who denies that the Climategate e-mails showed fundamental cheating by those scientists promoting Global Warming?
  • Who denies that many prominent scientists oppose climate hysteria?
Dr David Deming wrote an article about the Alarmists being the Real Deniers.

[Sceptics} have argued that climate has always changed. Climate has changed since the beginning of time. Climate was changing before man walked upon the earth.

The real climate change deniers are the Warmists who say (or at least pretend for their cause) climate has been constant throughout history but has taken an upturn in the last half century due to human CO2 emissions.

Rowan Dean, an advertising creative director and a panellist on the Gruen Transfer, has written an opinion piece in the Australian (Link). He starts:
WHEN you've run out of positive things to say in advertising, the easiest trick is to make up a monster. The uglier and more repulsive the better.
He goes on to say that the advocates of the carbon tax have cottoned on to this trick.
The hideous "climate change denier" is as ugly and repulsive as any toilet germ gremlin.
Only a fool or an alarmists would deny "climate change." 

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