University of Washington atmospheric scientist Cliff Mass analyzed the available data to see just how big a role human emissions of greenhouse gases played in the storm. “And the results are clear: human-induced global warming played an inconsequential role in this disaster,” Mass wrote.
“They are using hand-waving arguments to push an agenda, which observations, theory, and modeling show to be incorrect,” Mass wrote. “Global warming is a serious issue and mankind must deal with it, but hype and exaggeration of the current effects is counterproductive in the long term.”
“So Hurricane Harvey developed in an environment in which temperatures were near normal in the atmosphere and slightly above normal in the Gulf,” Mass wrote. “The clear implication: global warming could not have contributed very much to the storm.” “Quite honestly, none of this is supported by observations or models,” Mass retorted, showing measurements showing no trend in Gulf zonal winds over the past 50 years."
Federal Scientist Peter Ward: 'Most scientists are convinced that greenhouse gases are the culprit, yet they have never shown by experiment that greenhouse gases absorbing infrared radiation from Earth can actually cause such warming. This is odd...How could carbon dioxide have become so important scientifically, economically, and politically without greenhouse-warming theory ever having been verified by experiment, a cornerstone of the scientific method?'
'I have now completed experiments showing that air with more than 23-times normal concentrations of carbon dioxide is heated no more than 0.2 degrees more than normal air when exposed to the same infrared radiation. Air with more than 10-times normal concentrations of carbon dioxide covered Earth 400 million years ago when ice ages were common.'
'If ozone depletion is the primary cause of global warming, the major increases in temperature by 2050 predicted by greenhouse-warming theory will not occur.'
Rather than waste money trying to prevent climate and weather-related events from occurring through misguided CO2 reduction policies, the most cost-effective strategy is for governments to accept such phenomena as naturally-driven and plan appropriately.
Climate Depot reviews Gore's sequel: 'Stand up and cheer' moment when U.S. exits UN Paris pact - 'Unexpected hero of the film -- Trump!' - 'A tour de force' to see U.S. exit UN Paris pact.
'Who would have thought that a film that featured weather disasters and apocalyptic predictions of climate doom would have a happy ending! The ending has a stand up and cheer moment when President Donald Trump announces the U.S. is exiting the UN climate pact.'
'A tour de force to see the U.S. executive branch under Trump returned to a pro science agenda by rejecting UN treaty and EPA climate regulations!
Gore exploits victims of Typhoon Haiyan in Philippines: 'The most single most disgusting moment of the sequel. The viewer cannot help but feel that Gore is shamelessly exploiting the victims and using their pain to score unscientific political points about Typhoon Haiyan.'
'Temperatures recorded in the 20th century may not be unprecedented in the last 2000 years, as reconstruction showed records for the period from 981 to 1100, and again from 1201 to 1270, were comparable to those of the present warm period'
Dr. Jennifer Marohasy: "According to mainstream climate science, most of the recent global warming is our fault – caused by human emissions of carbon dioxide. The rational for this is a speculative theory about the absorption and emission of infrared radiation by carbon dioxide that dates back to 1896. It’s not disputed that carbon dioxide absorbs infrared radiation, what is uncertain is the sensitivity of the climate to increasing atmospheric concentrations. This sensitivity may have been grossly overestimated by Svante Arrhenius more than 120 years ago, with these overestimations persisting in the computer-simulation models that underpin modern climate science . We just don’t know; in part because the key experiments have never been undertaken ."
Stossel: In a new e-book responding to Gore's film, climate scientist Roy Spencer points out that flooding in "Miami Beach occurs during high tides called 'king tides,' due to the alignment of the Earth, sun and moon. For decades they have been getting worse in low-lying areas of Miami Beach where buildings were being built on reclaimed swampland."
It's typical Al Gore scaremongering: Pick a place that floods every year and portray it as evidence of calamity.
Climatologist Roy Spencer publishes rebuttal to ‘Inconvenient Sequel’ as weekend box office drops by 59%
Mr. Spencer isn’t new to the warming debate — he’s a well-known climate skeptic — but there’s no disputing his credentials: He’s an award-winning former NASA senior scientist for climate studies who continues to work with NASA on the U.S. Science Team.