Physicist warns of Kevin Trenberth’s ‘attempt to change the rules of science’ as a ‘back-door means of bolstering UN IPCC’s diminishing credibility’


By: - Climate DepotJanuary 13, 2011 8:54 PM

[Note: For updates on the Trenberth scandal, see here.]

The following is a statement about UN IPCC’s Kevin Trenberth’s AMS rant from Dr. Thomas P. Sheahen, an MIT educated physicist and author of the book “An Introduction to High-Temperature Superconductivity.” Sheahen is the writer of the popular newspaper column “Ask the Everyday Scientist.” Sheahen is featured as one of the more than 1000 dissenting scientists from man-made global warming.

Dr. Sheahen: “I write to focus on one aspect of the Kevin Trenberth’s AMS presentation:

Trenberth: ‘Given that global warming is ‘unequivocal’, to quote the 2007 IPCC report, the null hypothesis should now be reversed, thereby placing the burden of proof on showing that there is no human influence’”

Sheahen’s Response: “This needs to be fought against vigorously. Proving a negative is impossible. If the elites were successful in selling this hypothesis, then climate skepticism would be dismissed when it couldn’t prove a negative.

There is enough public dissent from the AGW alarmists’ position that nobody is going to ‘prove’ anything for decades or a century; but the attempt to change the rules of science (as Trenberth wishes) is a back-door means of bolstering IPCC’s diminishing credibility.”

Tom Sheahen

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Trenberth the Doomsday ‘Revolutionary’: The ‘steps required are so revolutionary as to be highly unlikely to be achieved’ trenbert@ucar.edu — ‘It is also essential that much stronger steps be taken to plan for and adapt to the change that is surely coming…we should be more accepting that climate disasters are inevitable, along with environmental refugees’

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Physicist Dr. Lubos Motl Rips Kevin Trenberth: ‘We’ve had enough of the arrogance by mediocre and obsessed pseudoscientific hacks such as yourself, Mr Trenberth’ trenbert@ucar.edu — Dr. Motl: ‘Kevin Trenberth and other fringe kibitzers want to become universal dictators. The last thing you should think about is how to extend your power. Instead, you should be thinking how to undo your inexcusable behavior so that you will spend as little time in prison as possible’

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Kevin Trenberth, The Coward: ‘Debating skeptics about the science is not an approach that is recommended’ trenbert@ucar.edu — Trenberth’s Child-like Faith: ‘Given that global warming is ‘unequivocal’, to quote the 2007 IPCC report, the null hypothesis should now be reversed, thereby placing the burden of proof on showing that there is no human influence’

Climategate Con Man Kevin Trenberth on Oct. 10, 2009: ‘I have found that the only scientists who disagree with IPCC report are those who have not read it and are poorly informed’ trenbert@ucar.edu — But Trenberth wrote in ‘private’ 4 days later on Oct. 14, 2009: ‘The fact that we can not account for what is happening in the climate system makes any consideration of geoengineering quite hopeless’

Flashback: Ignorant Skeptics?: UN Scientist Prof. Trenberth says only ‘poorly informed’ scientists disagree with UN – Appeals to Authority: ‘The IPCC has spoken’

Trenberth’s Wacky Activism Distorts His Science: ‘The scientific portion of [Trenberth's presentation] is superficial and plagued by elementary logical fallacies’ trenbert@ucar.edu — ‘Trenberth spends most of the time by explaining conspiracy theories about the deniers’ influence on the media; he uses the term ‘denier’ six times’