Another Prominent Scientist Dissents! Fmr. NASA Scientist Dr. Les Woodcock ‘Laughs’ at Global Warming – ‘Global warming is nonsense’ Top Prof. Declares


By: - Climate DepotApril 3, 2014 5:51 PM with 13 comments

Another Scientist Dissents! Fmr. NASA scientist Dr. Les Woodcock ‘Laughs’ at Global Warming – Top Prof. Declares: ‘Global warming is nonsense’

Emeritus Professor Chemical Thermodynamics Dr. Leslie Woodcock of the University of Manchester’s School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science and a former NASA researcher, dissented on man-made global warming. Woodcock declared there was “professional misconduct by Government advisors around the world” when it comes to man-made climate change claims. Woodcock, who received his PhD from the University of London, (Full Bio here - les.woodcock@manchester.ac.uk) is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, a founding editor of Molecular Simulation, and a recipient of a Max Planck Society Visiting Fellowship, has more than 70 published journal papers, explained: “The theory of ‘man-made climate change’ is an unsubstantiated hypothesis’ –  water is a much more powerful greenhouse gas and there is is 20 time more of it in our atmosphere (around one per cent of the atmosphere) whereas CO2 is only 0.04%  – ‘Carbon dioxide has been made out to be some kind of toxic gas but the truth is it’s the gas of life. We breath it out, plants breath it in. The green lobby has created a do-good industry and it becomes a way of life, like a religion.”

Woodcock continued: “The temperature of the earth has been going up and down for millions of years, if there are extremes, it’s nothing to do with carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, it’s not permanent and it’s not caused by us. Global warming is nonsense.”

“If you talk to real scientists who have no political interest, they will tell you there is nothing in global warming. It’s an industry which creates vast amounts of money for some people.

“The reason records seem to be being frequently broken is simply because we only started keeping them about 100 years ago. There will always be some record broken somewhere when we have another natural fluctuation in weather.

“Its absolutely stupid to blame floods on climate change.

“This is not the way science works. If you tell me that you have a theory there is a teapot in orbit between the earth and the moon, its not up to me to prove it does not exist, its up to you to provide the reproducible scientific evidence for your theory. Such evidence for the man-made climate change theory has not been forthcoming.”

Woodcock was profiled in the Yorkshire Evening Post. Full text below.

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Excerpt via Yorkshire Evening Post – April 3, 2014

He doesn’t believe in ‘global warming’ and says ‘climate change’ is a meaningless term used as a sop by big business to create money.

Emeritus Professor Les Woodcock is one of them. When I ask the former NASA scientist about ‘climate change’ and ‘global warming’, he laughs.

“The term ‘climate change’ is meaningless. The Earth’s climate has been changing since time immemorial, that is since the Earth was formed 1,000 million years ago. The theory of ‘man-made climate change’ is an unsubstantiated hypothesis [about] our climate [which says it] has been adversely affected by the burning of fossil fuels in the last 100 years, causing the average temperature on the earth’s surface to increase very slightly but with disastrous environmental consequences.

“The theory is that the CO2 emitted by burning fossil fuel is the ‘greenhouse gas’ causes ‘global warming’ – in fact, water is a much more powerful greenhouse gas and there is is 20 time more of it in our atmosphere (around one per cent of the atmosphere) whereas CO2 is only 0.04 per cent.

“There is no reproducible scientific evidence CO2 has significantly increased in the last 100 years.

“Anecdotal evidence doesn’t mean anything in science, its not significant.

“Events can happen with frequencies on all time scales in the physics of a chaotic system such as the weather. Any point on lowland can flood up to a certain level on all time scales from one month to millions of years and its completely unpredictable beyond around five days.

“We can go back to great floods and Noah’s Ark in the Middle East regions which are now desserts.

“The reason records seem to be being frequently broken is simply because we only started keeping them about 100 years ago. There will always be some record broken somewhere when we have another natural fluctuation in weather.

“Its absolutely stupid to blame floods on climate change, as I read the Prime Minister did recently. I don’t blame the politicians in this case, however, I blame his so-called scientific advisors.”

But surely most of the world’s leaders, scientific community and people in general can’t be wrong can they?

Prof Woodcock hits back: “This is not the way science works. If you tell me that you have a theory there is a teapot in orbit between the earth and the moon, its not up to me to prove it does not exist, its up to you to provide the reproducible scientific evidence for your theory.

“Such evidence for the man-made climate change theory has not been forthcoming.”

He adds: “It’s become almost an industry, as a consequence of this professional misconduct by Government advisors around the world, not just UK – you can’t blame ordinary people with little or no science education for wanting to be seen to be good citizens who care about their grandchildren’s future and the environment.

“In fact, the damage to our economy the climate change lobby is now costing us is infinitely more destructive to the livelihoods of our grand-children. Indeed, we grand-parents are finding it increasingly expensive just to keep warm as a consequence of the idiotic decisions our politicians have taken in recent years about the green production of electricity.

“Carbon dioxide has been made out to be some kind of toxic gas but the truth is it’s the gas of life. We breath it out, plants breath it in. The green lobby has created a do-good industry and it becomes a way of life, like a religion. I understand why people defend it when they have spent so long believing in it, people do not like to admit they have been wrong.

“If you talk to real scientists who have no political interest, they will tell you there is nothing in global warming. It’s an industry which creates vast amounts of money for some people.

“Even the term ‘global warming’ does not mean anything unless you give it a time scale. The temperature of the earth has been going up and down for millions of years, if there are extremes, it’s nothing to do with carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, it’s not permanent and it’s not caused by us. Global warming is nonsense.”

He adds: “Light bulbs are a good example of the contradiction with the green movement. Europe has outlawed the tungsten lightbulb. Tungsten is a harmless metal, like gold, it does not react with anything and yet now, in the name of conserving energy, we have low energy light bulbs full of toxic chemicals, including mercury vapour, which is poisonous. If you smash a low energy lightbulb, the advice from the Department for the Environment is to vacate the room for 15 minutes.”

Full article here.

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13 responses to Another Prominent Scientist Dissents! Fmr. NASA Scientist Dr. Les Woodcock ‘Laughs’ at Global Warming – ‘Global warming is nonsense’ Top Prof. Declares

  1. jbird April 3rd, 2014 at 9:23 PM

    Woodcock has nothing to lose at this point in his life. Bless him. I hope that more will do the same thing.

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    • chief April 4th, 2014 at 7:30 AM

      die?

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  2. Samurai April 3rd, 2014 at 11:34 PM

    The CAGW scam is in its death throes.

    There hasn’t been a global warming trend in 18 yrs, despite 1/3rd of all CO2 emissions since 1750 were made over just the last 18 years:

    http://www.woodfortrees.org/plot/rss/from:1996.5/plot/rss/from:1996.5/trend/plot/esrl-co2/from:1996.5/normalise/trend/plot/esrl-co2/from:1996.5/normalise

    Under the rules of the Scientific Method, the CAGW scam should have been thrown on trash heap of failed ideas decades ago as the hypothetical projections simply don’t match the observed reality the CAGW hypothesis is supposed to explain/predict:

    http://wattsupwiththat.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/models-vs-datasets.jpg

    Even the IPCC freely admits there is no empirical evidence showing a correlation between rising CO2 levels and severe weather incidence as shown in the following direct quotes from IPCC’s AR5 report released last year:

    “The statement about the absence of trends in impacts attributable to natural or anthropogenic climate change holds for tropical and extratropical storms and tornados”

    “The absence of an attributable climate change signal in losses also holds for floods”
    losses”

    “There is limited evidence of changes in extremes associated with other climate variables since the mid-20th century.”

    “Current datasets indicate no significant observed trends in global tropical cyclone frequency over the past century”

    “No robust trends in annual numbers of tropical storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes counts have been identified over the past 100 years in the North Atlantic basin”

    “In summary, there continues to be a lack of evidence and thus low confidence regarding the sign of trend in the magnitude and/or frequency of floods on a global scale.”

    “In summary, there is low confidence in observed trends in small-scale severe weather phenomena such as hail and thunderstorms.”

    “In summary, the current assessment concludes that there is not enough evidence at present to suggest more than low confidence in a global-scale observed trend in drought or dryness (lack of rainfall) since the middle of the 20th century.”

    “Based on updated studies, AR4 conclusions regarding global increasing trends in drought since the 1970s were probably overstated.”

    “In summary, confidence in large scale changes in the intensity of extreme extratropical cyclones since 1900 is low”

    CAGW has become a joke.

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  3. Mkjon April 4th, 2014 at 7:19 PM

    Any science based solely on speculation and decided by a vote of the general public is called Political Science.

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  4. Call me TC April 5th, 2014 at 1:25 PM

    This is all music to my ears, except ‘There is no reproducible scientific evidence CO2 has significantly increased in the last 100 years.’ I thought the notion that atmospheric levels of CO2 have increased was uncontroversial.

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    • cleanwater2 April 6th, 2014 at 11:58 PM

      There is nothing in atmospheric science
      that is “uncontroversial.”! There are too many
      variables to use observations from the atmosphere. Lets look at CO2
      in the atmosphere,it is my understanding that all the historical data
      is measured at two locations,one location on the side of an
      active volcano in Hawaii, the second is in the South Pole. What
      happens in between and everywhere else? It is known that warm
      water holds less CO2, thus the CO2 should be higher over the oceans
      of the tropic and the CO2 concentration should be lower in the north
      Pacific and the north Atlantic. Lets wait if it rains, CO2 is washed
      out of the air, or if it snows CO2 is also scribed out of the air (
      see the logic behind examining ice cores from a million years ago)
      Now lets go to the middle of the industrial center of the US and
      Europe and measure CO2 concentrations. We have to record “how
      many days has it been since the last rain or snow storm? What is the
      wind velocity or is it a quite day,
      If we measure over the ocean
      has there been a hurricane or typhoon, is it cloudy so the ocean does
      not get as warm.
      The very best way to hide the truth is to average
      the data. The truth is in the details!
      Science is never settled.

      We need the supposed scientists of the
      Cult of AGW to start doing some “critical thinking” and stop
      doing day dreaming without testing of the Hypotheses.

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    • Co2 Molecule April 27th, 2014 at 4:55 PM

      it is…

      http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/trends/

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    • peter_peterclarke May 1st, 2014 at 11:41 AM

      It is completely uncontroversial, 270ppm before the industrial revolution 400ppm now easily measure and rising. This lot are are spreading half truths and outright lies, see link from Co2 Molecule above.

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  5. cleanwater2 April 6th, 2014 at 2:48 PM

    Where is there a credible experiment that proves that the HYPOTHESES of the greenhouse gas effect exists??
    The true scientific method is to do an experiment that proves that the hypotheses is valid in all features of the hypotheses. If even one of the features can not be proved the Hypotheses has to be changed or declared a failure.
    Not one of the IPCC climate models based on the Hypotheses of the greenhouse gas effect has been correct. What conclusion has to be reached.?

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    • BadOPCode April 28th, 2014 at 9:35 PM

      ALSO remember… there is method (cause) and effect. The only thing ever proved is effect. CO2 in high volumes (like 60% not 0.004%) can cause the build of thermal heat. But there is gaping huge holes and problems with this. Consider H2O predominately sits in things we call oceans. Water has a mass of about 16. CO2 is a mass of about 44. How is this miracle molecule becoming so buoyant and not getting cycled back into the earth?
      YES high volumes won’t be able to saturate…. But beyond water? You have to take everything you learned about compounds and solutions throw it in the garbage just so you can believe the Global Warming religion.

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  6. plusaf April 23rd, 2014 at 1:59 AM

    ‘desert’ not ‘dessert’… typo or wrong word in the original?

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  7. Bill Butler May 1st, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    Leslie Woodcock:
    “There is no reproducible scientific evidence CO2 has significantly increased in the last 100 years.”

    You couldn’t find a better example of senility in action if you tried.

    For the real story of atmospheric carbon dioxide, watch the animation. Each dot on the map and in the graph to the left is a station that has measured and reproduced the scientific evidence.
    http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/trends/history.html

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  8. Jim Pierce May 3rd, 2014 at 11:30 AM

    Deniers are almost cute when they wrinkle up their brows and toss out comic book science terms. In truth, they are helping geneticists find the repositories of Cro-Magnon genes.

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