Wednesday, 24 April 2013

David Deming Dubs Alarmists - Real Deniers

The ‘relationship’ between
CO2 and temperature this century
David Deming has a BS in geology and his Phd is in geophysics. He is Associate Professor of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma. Deming is the author of more than thirty research papers and the textbook Introduction to Hydrogeology. He is an associate editor for the academic journals Petroleum Geoscience and Ground Water. (link)

NCTCS blog has previously reported the exchange between Dr David Deming and IPCC Lead Author Jonathan Overpeck (link.)  Overpeck emailed Deming saying that, to scare people, they had to get rid of the Medieval Warm Period (MWP.)  Phil Jones (Professor in the School of Environmental Sciences, UEA)  referred to it in the Climategate emails.

David Deming gave evidence to the Senate enquiry (see you-tube below), although as he hadn't archived the email, didn't mention Overpeck. Later, Overpeck put his hand up as the author.

Dr Deming has written for the Washington Post a piece titled:

The real deniers of climate change

He describes the current cold weather in the Northern Hemisphere.
The United Kingdom had the coldest March weather in 50 years, and there were more than a thousand record low temperatures in the United States. The Irish meteorological office reported that March “temperatures were the lowest on record nearly everywhere.” Spring snowfall in Europe was also high. In Moscow, the snow depth was the highest in 134 years of observation.
He details predictions made by Alarmists:
  • winter snowfall will become a very rare and exciting event. (British IPCC contributor David Viner)
  • children just aren’t going to know what snow is. (environmental activist Robert Kennedy Jr.)
  • less snow and more blizzards (Associated Press)
He continues:
Portraying cold weather as the result of global warming is only one aspect of the circus. Gems that stand out include claims that earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes are caused or will be made worse by global warming. Last year, we were told that global warming could “turn us all into hobbits,” the mythical creatures from J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels.
Confronted by an endless avalanche of such nonsensical drivel, it seems almost foolhardy to argue facts. There has been no increase in mean global temperature for 15 years.
Although the Alarmists are now switching to saying extreme weather events are caused by Global warming, David details
  • Drought is not increasing
  • Tornadoes are not increasing in frequency or intensity. 
  • Worldwide hurricane activity is near a 40-year low. Over the past 20 years, sea level has risen by about 5 centimeters an ominous trend unless you’re aware that since the end of the last Ice Age, global sea level has risen 120 meters.
  • Global sea ice was above the 30-year mean and higher than it was in March 1980.
Dr Deming concludes:
With each passing year, it is becoming increasingly clear that global warming is not a scientific theory subject to empirical falsification, but a political ideology that has to be fiercely defended against any challenge. It is ironic that skeptics are called “deniers” when every fact that would tend to falsify global warming is immediately explained away by an industry of denial.

H/t Marc Morano's Climate Depot.

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