Sunday, December 13, 2009

Review: Climate of Extremes: Global Warming Science They Don't Want You to Know

Look, London's Daily Mail has a huge report on the CRU hacker scandal, "SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Climate change emails row deepens as Russians admit they DID come from their Siberian server."

It's devasting, as usual. But the left's radical extremists continue to lie and suppress dissent, hoping to drown out rationality, most recently with this pathetic post at
Whiskey Fire. Calling conservatives "monkeys," Thers joins the Charles Johson/Andrew Sullivan "science" experts to "debunk" what now widely considered the most damning scientific scandal in decades:

Scientists' work is subject to peer review, and then investigations based upon the theft of their private correspondence. Wingnut Internets denialists get to do whatever they want, including blatantly dishonest stuff like Deep Climate documents. And the rules of Modern Journalism and Civil Debate demand that we look at Both Sides Equally. Well, fuck that.

Debate this, Mr. Peer Review: From Foreign Affairs, "
Climate of Extremes: Global Warming Science They Don't Want You to Know":

Having combed the peer-reviewed literature on climate change, Michaels and Balling conclude that much of the current public discussion of this important issue is extremely misleading. Some developments -- such as receding glaciers on Mount Kilimanjaro or the eroding coastline of northern Alaska -- have been taking place for over a century and cannot possibly be attributed to recent greenhouse gas emissions. Other developments may not pose the problem they are alleged to pose. For example, the reduction of the ice mass covering western Antarctica, which could contribute to a significant rise in the sea level, is partially and perhaps wholly offset by the growth of the ice mass over eastern Antarctica. Indeed, simulations suggest that the continent's total ice mass will increase in the coming decades due to increased precipitation. If the models are correct, the loss of Antarctic ice is not worth worrying about; if they are incorrect, the other, more alarming forecasts should be treated with greater skepticism. Even if the authors have cherry-picked their scientific papers, this book is a useful antidote to the heavy dose of hype to which the public is regularly subjected.
Also, available at, Climate of Extremes: Global Warming Science They Don't Want You to Know.


Anonymous said...

Climates have always changed and always will change. Mankind has nothing in the way of control over this, and never will.