So, The Media Is Telling The Truth ?

About global warming, that is. The answer is not only NO, they are NOT, but HELL NO.

Dr. Roy Spencer, a REAL climate scientist, explains in this excellent article from drroyspencer.com

 

2014 as the Mildest Year: Why You are Being Misled on Global Temperatures

January 18th, 2015  By Dr. Roy Spencer

OR: Why I Should Have Been an Engineer Rather than a Climate Scientist

Not many are as active in the fight against the fraud as Dr.Roy is.

 

I’ve been inundated with requests this past week to comment on the NOAA and NASA reports that 2014 was the “hottest” year on record. Since I was busy with a Japan space agency meeting in Tokyo, it has been difficult for me to formulate a quick response.

Of course, I’ve addressed the “hottest year” claim before it ever came out, both here on October 21, and here on Dec. 4.

In the three decades I’ve been in the climate research business, it’s been clear that politics have been driving the global warming movement. I knew this from the politically-savvy scientists who helped organize the U.N.’s process for determining what to do about human-caused climate change. (The IPCC wasn’t formed to determine whether it exists or whether it was even a threat, that was a given.)

I will admit the science has always supported the view that slowly increasing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere from burning of fossil fuels should cause some warming, but the view that this would in any way be a bad thing for humans or for Nature has been a politically (and even religiously) driven urban legend.

I am embarrassed by the scientific community’s behavior on the subject. I went into science with the misguided belief that science provides answers. Too often, it doesn’t. Some physical problems are simply too difficult. Two scientists can examine the same data and come to exactly opposite conclusions about causation.

We still don’t understand what causes natural climate change to occur, so we simply assume it doesn’t exist. This despite abundant evidence that it was just as warm 1,000 and 2,000 years ago as it is today. Forty years ago, “climate change” necessarily implied natural causation; now it only implies human causation.

What changed? Not the science…our estimates of climate sensitivity are about the same as they were 40 years ago.

What changed is the politics. And not just among the politicians. At AMS or AGU scientific conferences, political correctness and advocacy are now just as pervasive as as they have become in journalism school. Many (mostly older) scientists no longer participate and many have even resigned in protest.

Science as a methodology for getting closer to the truth has been all but abandoned. It is now just one more tool to achieve political ends.

Reports that 2014 was the “hottest” year on record feed the insatiable appetite the public has for definitive, alarming headlines. It doesn’t matter that even in the thermometer record, 2014 wasn’t the warmest within the margin of error. Who wants to bother with “margin of error”? Journalists went into journalism so they wouldn’t have to deal with such technical mumbo-jumbo. I said this six weeks ago, as did others, but no one cares unless a mainstream news source stumbles upon it and is objective enough to report it.

In what universe does a temperature change that is too small for anyone to feel over a 50 year period become globally significant? Where we don’t know if the global average temperature is 58 or 59 or 60 deg. F, but we are sure that if it increases by 1 or 2 deg. F, that would be a catastrophe?

Where our only truly global temperature measurements, the satellites, are ignored because they don’t show a record warm year in 2014?

In what universe do the climate models built to guide energy policy are not even adjusted to reflect reality, when they over-forecast past warming by a factor of 2 or 3?

And where people have to lie about severe weather getting worse (it hasn’t)? Or where we have totally forgotten that more CO2 is actually good for life on Earth, leading to increased agricultural productivity, and global greening?:

Estimated changes in vegetative cover due to CO2 fertilization between 1982 and 2010 (Donohue et al., 2013 GRL).

It’s the universe where political power and the desire to redistribute wealth have taken control of the public discourse. It’s a global society where people believe we can replace fossil fuels with unicorn farts and antigravity-based energy.

Feelings now trump facts.

At least engineers have to prove their ideas work. The widgets and cell phones and cars and jets and bridges they build either work or they don’t.

In climate science, whichever side is favored by politicians and journalism graduates is the side that wins.

And what about those 97% of scientists who agree? Well, what they all agree on is that if their government climate funding goes away, their careers will end.

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And there it is, in black and white. Dr. Spencer has absolutely NAILED the liars for who and what they truly are.

With the media meme of “SHRIEK!!! WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD ” being promulgated far and wide, including the BECS’ State Of The Union Show, we see once again liberalism, and it’s lies, being sold over TRUTH. And I am sick of it.

Will we EVER see the day the lamestream media can be trusted again ? Sadly, I think not. Especially after reading articles such as this. Color me disgusted.

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CLYDE. Trusting the mainstream media as much as I trust my dogs with my steak.

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8 Responses to So, The Media Is Telling The Truth ?

  1. CW says:

    You’re right, Clyde, Spencer nailed it. That was a fantastic essay.

    I’ve lived in Texas for 8 years now and this past summer was the first summer that I wasn’t looking for a rope to hang myself by the end of August, so the “hottest year on record” meme doesn’t ring true with me. The whole issue of climate has become so fraught with lies and manipulations that no one can trust the “science” any more. That is the gift given to us by the Left.

    • Clyde says:

      Thanks, CW. Is there ANYTHING the damned left WON’T lie about ? I sure wish I had the smarts Dr.Roy does when battling the lying left.

    • upaces88 says:

      (CW, First, what part of Texas do you live in? I am in NE Texas.
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      Who is getting “paid” to study the effects of Global Warming?

      • Clyde says:

        Sadly, upaces, WAY TOO MANY are getting “paid” to come up with the answer the Regime wants, whether it is the truth or not.

  2. Kathy says:

    It’s one of those things that we’ve been hammered with for so long by so many promoters that it’s become the truth for many of them. They’ve been spreading this manure for such a long time, they now believe it and no amount of science can change their minds.

    • Clyde says:

      “Tell a lie long enough and often enough it will become truth.” Jos. Stalin. No question the leftists believe their drivel, Kathy. Thanks.

  3. Garnet92 says:

    Good stuff Clyde. I don’t know why we’re surprised that the left is unwilling to give up on “Global Warming.” Gore and his cronies undoubtedly have a large stake in selling the public on this warming hoax – and the “scientists” who “confirm” the nonexistent warming have, as you say, their grant money riding on it.

    It’s unfortunate that so many of we, the people, have blindly accepted that the crap we’re being fed is the truth – that just shows the overall intelligence of the herd. In fact, that’s the same reason that Barack Obumfark was elected – twice.