Maori Party MP

Viscount Monckton fisks Obama

Viscount Monckton has done the unthinkable, he has challenged the great, the only, the wondrous, Obama and his woolly thinking on Climate Change.

Obama said;

“Few challenges facing America and the world are more urgent than combating climate change. The science is beyond dispute and the facts are clear. Sea levels are rising. Coastlines are shrinking. We’ve seen record drought, spreading famine, and storms that are growing stronger with each passing hurricane season. Climate change and our dependence on foreign oil, if left unaddressed, will continue to weaken our economy and threaten our national security.”

Viscount Monckton retorts with facts;

Few challenges facing America and the world are less urgent than combating the non-problem of “global warming”. On all measures, there has been no increase in global mean surface temperatures since 1995; and, according to the University of Alabama at Huntsville, near-surface temperatures in 2008 will be lower than in 1980, 28 years ago, the first complete year of satellite observations. On all measures, global temperatures have been falling for seven full years since late 2001. The January-to-January fall in temperatures between 2007 and 2008 was the greatest since global temperature records were first compiled in 1880, 128 years ago. The rate of new Arctic sea-ice formation in mid-October 2008 was among the fastest since satellite records began almost 30 years ago. There has been no decline whatsoever in the total global extent of sea ice since satellite records began. New records for the extent of northern-hemisphere snow cover were observed by the satellites in the winter of 2001 and again in 2007. This year, many ski resorts are opening early as Arctic weather strikes. Many temperature stations in the northern hemisphere recorded record low temperatures in October/November 2008.

So Obama got it wrong, in fact so spectacularly wrong it beggars belief. One wonders when the rest of the “believers” are going to wake up the the real facts not the manufacturered pseudo-science of the IPCC. Yet these tossers all say that the science is settled, that there is consensus, this most demonstrably is false as Viscount Monckton points outs;

Obama is not correct to say, “The science is not in dispute.” Across all disciplines, some 31,000 scientists approached by the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine in 2007/8 signed a declaration to the effect that “global warming” is not a global crisis and that humankind has very little influence over the climate. A survey of climatologists and scientists in related fields by Van Storch (2005/6) established that a considerable proportion of respondents did not believe the alarmist notions disseminated by Al Gore or the UN climate-change panel. The office of Senator James Inhofe maintains a list of more than 500 scientists in climate and related fields who have made public statements questioning at least one aspect of what has falsely been presented as a scientific “consensus”.

In any event, as the late Michael Crichton used to say, “If it’s consensus, it isn’t science: if it’s science, it isn’t consensus.” Science is not done by consensus: and, even if it were, the evidence is that a very considerable body of scientists both within and beyond climatology have grave doubts about the notion of a significant and damaging human influence on the climate.

Viscount Monckton goes on to destroy any shred of credibility Obama has on this issue, line by line and detail by detail. Warmists and other co-religionists would do well to educate themselves. Of course, for daring to differ in opinion from the Great Obama he will now be vilified. Be that as it may, the truth is the truth and facts are facts.