Atmospheric scientist Dr. Hendrik Tennekes, a scientific pioneer in the development of numerical weather prediction and former director of research at The Netherlands' Royal National Meteorological Institute, and an internationally recognized expert in atmospheric boundary layer processes,"I find the Doomsday picture Al Gore is painting - a six-meter sea level rise, fifteen times the IPCC number - entirely without merit," Tennekes wrote. "I protest vigorously the idea that the climate reacts like a home heating system to a changed setting of the thermostat: just turn the dial, and the desired temperature will soon be reached."
CHRISTOPHER MONCKTON, WILLIE SOON & DAVID R. LEGATES: 'The national science academies and the UN’s climate panel have profitably contrived what the late Stephen Schneider called “scary scenarios” on the basis of inadequate knowledge.Etatiste politicians and bureaucrats have gone along with them.'
Singer: 'I wondered, what is the significance of this 2⁰C number -- and I concluded that it is the "Goldilocks" choice. It turns out, 2⁰C is "just right" -- not too small, not too large. Consider for a moment what would have happened if they had given a number like 0.5⁰C. People would have shrugged their shoulders and said, "Oh, we've already passed that threshold, and nothing has happened. So why worry?'
Dr. Christy: 'When you look at the United States record of extreme high temperatures you do not see an upward trend at all. In fact, it's slightly downward. That does fly in the face of climate model projections.'
Climatologist Dr. Roy Spencer: 'The satellites have the advantage of measuring virtually the whole Earth every day with the same instruments, which are then checked against each other.'
'Satellites measure 50% less of a warming trend than surface thermometer data do'
'Thermometers have the advantage of being much greater in number, but with potentially large long-term spurious warming effects depending on how each thermometer’s local environment has changed with the addition of manmade objects and structures.'
'Virtually all thermometer measurements require adjustments of some sort, simply because with the exception of a few thermometer sites, there has not been a single, unaltered instrument measuring the same place for 30+ years without a change in its environment. When such rare thermometers were identified in a recent study of the U.S., it was found that by comparison the official U.S. warming trends were exaggerated by close to 60%. Thus, the current official NOAA adjustment procedures appear to force the good data to match the bad data, rather than the other way around.'
'No matter which temperature monitoring method we use, the climate models that global warming policies are based upon have been, on average, warming faster than all of our temperature observation systems.'
'Temperatures of the deep ocean, which I will not address in detail, have warmed by amounts so small — hundredths of a degree — that it is debatable whether they are accurate enough to be of much use'