Monday, 8 February 2016

Delicious Irony Re CSIRO and Prof Bob Carter

Cartoon by Bob's Friend (and co-author)  John Spooner
Professor Bob Carter often revealed the flaws in  C.S.I.R.O's statements. (Bob called CSIRO - Sigh-Row) 

As an example, when talking of the now defunct Flannery-led Climate Commission said:
The game is rather given away by the following style of disclaimer, which is inserted inside the front cover of all climate consultancy reports prepared by CSIRO, one of the groups that acts as a model-provider to the IPCC:

This report relates to climate change scenarios based on computer modelling. Models involve simplifications of the real processes that are not fully understood. Accordingly, no responsibility will be accepted by CSIRO or the QLD government for the accuracy of forecasts or predictions inferred from this report or for any person’s interpretations, deductions, conclusions or actions in reliance on this report. (my bold)
See also:

Governments should address Climate Hazards instead of futilely trying to stop Climate Change (an address by Prof Bob Carter)

The delicious irony is, two weeks after Professor Carter's Funeral, the new Chief Executive of the

Governments should address Climate Hazards instead of futliely trying to stop Climate Change

Revisiting a 2011 address by Professor Bob Carter  on "Climate Context as a basis for Better Policy", given at the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba.

The main theme of Bob's address was that Governments should not waste money on trying to stop climate change, but rather should use funds preparing for Climate Caused Disasters.

Some of the main points:

Horses for Courses. (53m) 

There is no such thing as a Global Climate. It doesn't exist. It's an imaginary construct for the scientists to think about and play with. Nobody lives in a Global Climate. We all live in a local climate and those local climates have risks; and it's the job of the government to assess those risks and have a policy to deal with them when they eventuate.

......aside from tsunami-risk, Australia’s greatest environmental hazards are all climate-related. Droughts, floods, cyclones and large bushfires — Australia has them all in spades.

It must be recognised that the theoretical hazard of dangerous human-caused global warming is but