Climatologist Dr. Pat Michaels RIP: Michaels battled climate hysteria & tortured data – He will be sorely missed
Marc Morano: "I have known Dr. Pat Michaels since the 1990s and he will be sorely missed in the climate debate. Michaels was a great scientist and communicator. He appeared in Climate Hustle and was featured in my books. RIP Pat."
CEI: Remembering Pat Michaels (1950-2022)
CFACT's Craig Rucker: Dr. Patrick Michaels — Great scientist and friend
By Gregory Wrightstone
It is with a heavy heart that we report on the death of dear friend and colleague Pat Michaels on July 16, 2022 (born February 15, 1950).
Patrick Michaels obtained a B. A. in biological science in 1971 and an M. S. in biology in 1975 from the University of Chicago, and in 1979 he obtained his Ph.D. in ecological climatology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His doctoral thesis was titled Atmospheric anomalies and crop yields in North America.
Patrick J. Michaels was a past president of the American Association of State Climatologists and was program chair for the Committee on Applied Climatology of the American Meteorological Society. He was a research professor of Environmental Sciences at University of Virginia for 30 years. Michaels was a contributing author and is a reviewer of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.
.His writing was been published in the major scientific journals, including Climate Research, Climatic Change, Geophysical Research Letters, Journal of Climate, Nature, and Science, as well as in popular serials worldwide. He was the author or editor of nine books on climate and its impact, and he was an author of the climate “paper of the year” awarded by the Association of American Geographers in 2004. He appeared on most of the worldwide major media.
Dr. Michaels was Senior Fellow at the CO2 Coalition and the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
He remained very active up to his last days. He had just completed his review and comments on the USGCR decadal plan and filed them on Thursday. He met with Coalition staff just the day before his passing to discuss his next venture looking at regional assessments of changing climate/CO2 on the Midwest.
He leaves a legacy of sound science and dedication to the scientific process. He will be missed terribly.
Pat Michaels (left) testifying at Pennsylvania House climate hearing in 2021. pic.twitter.com/TZhb65grTj
— Marc Morano (@ClimateDepot) July 16, 2022
"I have known Dr. Pat Michaels since the 1990s and he will be sorely missed in the climate debate. Michaels was a great scientist and communicator. RIP Pat." – Marc Morano
— Marc Morano (@ClimateDepot) July 16, 2022
Sad news about Pat Michaels. He has long been a key entry in the climate alarmists' Demonology. https://t.co/Q3RXKHfaTk
— Ben Pile (@clim8resistance) July 17, 2022
Watch: Climatologist Dr. Patrick Michaels discusses climate change for a full hour on Fox News
Michaels: ‘Do you really expect scientists who have been paid for decades to study the effects of warming and to create models that by the way have too much warming, do you expect them to testify in front of Congress when asked do we need more research? They would say no, it’s really a non-problem? They’d get thrown out of their jobs if they did that.’
‘Surface temperature of the planet is warmer than it was a hundred years ago about 9/10th of a degree Celsius…It’s not a lot. There are two periods of warning, one in the early 20th Century that could not have been caused by human beings because we hadn’t put enough CO2 in the air, and one in the later part of the 20th Century that either slows down or ends depending upon whose data you use somewhere in the late 1990s, only to resume with the big El Nino that covered the news the last couple of years.’
‘So the theory is right, but the application of it is wrong. It is nowhere near as warm as it’s supposed to be.’
‘There are 32 families of computer models that are used by the United Nations, each government sponsored. And all of them are predicting far, far too much warming.’
‘In “Science” magazine in late 2016, and there was a paper that was published by a French climate modeler called “The Art and Science of Climate Model Tuning,” and in it, he speaks of parameterizing — we could say fudging — the models to give, his words, an anticipated acceptable range of results.’
‘The models systematically predict that as you go up in the atmosphere in the tropics which are 40% of the earth that the temperature should rise dramatically as you go further up in the atmosphere. So when you get to the level of the jet stream, the computer models are predicting seven times. I didn’t say seven-tenths of a degree, I said seven times more warming than is being observed.’
‘It’s a fantastic systematic error, and again, that along with the difference between the surface temperatures or rather the lower atmospheric temperatures and what’s being observed, that’s sufficient to kill the endangerment finding.’
Fracking, that’s right. And so we’re substituting natural gas which is cheaper for coal for electrical generation, and that produces about half as much CO2 per unit electricity as a coal plant does, and so our emissions are going down,
Read: Bonus chapter: Intimidating the ‘Deniers’ to Enforce the ‘Consensus’ – Climate ‘deniers’ threatened with being ‘thrown in jail’ – ‘The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change’
Excerpt: Patrick Michaels was forced out of his job as Virginia State Climatologist in 2007 after clashing with Virginia’s governor over climate change. The Washington Post reported that then-Governor Tim Kaine “had warned Michaels not to use his official title in discussing his (climate change) views.”
The paper reported, “Nobody dislikes [Michaels] because of his day job” but because he “moonlights as one of the country’s most aggressive and, in some circles, most reviled skeptics about the scientific consensus on climate change.” Critics of Michaels lamented that he “creates the false impression of another side to a closed debate.”
“I resigned as Virginia state climatologist because I was told that I could not speak in public on my area of expertise, global warming, as state climatologist,” Michaels said in 2007. “It was impossible to maintain academic freedom with this speech restriction.”
Other states have also found ways to force out their inconvenient skeptical state climatologists.
Climatologist Dr. Pat Michaels: ‘It’s obvious that Biden is just wrong. Extreme tornadoes are in decline as the world has warmed’
Michaels: “Biden’s appears to be thriving in a fact-free world. … The number of tornadoes is increasing, but that’s because of improved detection technology.”
Climate Data Is Being Misused and Manipulated, Says Award-Winning Scientist Dr. Pat Michaels
Climatologist Dr. Pat Michaels: ‘There has been a profound suspension of the normal rules of science in the climate arena.’
Rare climate debate set for Dec. 14 in New Jersey – Dr. Will Happer & Dr. Pat Michaels vs. warmist professors – Open to the Public
Climatologist Dr. Pat Michaels details how feds manipulate hurricane data
The fairest thing we can say is there is no apparent relationship between integrated global tropical cyclone energy and global surface temperature….The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP, a consortium of all the 13 federal entities that consume your money in the name of climate science and propagandistic graphics)…Just for the heck of it, I colored in red the same area that the USGCRP’s artists did.
Climatologist Dr. Pat Michaels on new fed climate report: ‘Systematically flawed’ – Report ‘should be shelved’
Dr. Pat Michaels: The NA4 (fourth “National Assessment) and the accompanying Climate Science Special Report repeatedly state that models show anthropogenic emissions are responsible for almost all 20th-century warming.
This is claimed despite the fact that of the two twentieth-century warmings; the first one, approximately from 1910 to 1945, could hardly have been a result of carbon dioxide emissions. The 1910-1945 warming is statistically similar in slope to the 1976-1997 warming.
Going back to 2000, there have been persistent problems throughout the entire assessment process, underscoring the need for major administrative change. For these and other reasons, draft NA4 should be shelved and reset, so that time and resources can be devoted to a new Assessment that corrects and addresses the first three Assessments and the draft NA4.
NA4 suffers from a fundamental methodological flaw in assuming that models making large bulk errors are representative of a range of future warming. Ubiquitous tuning of the models to the 20th-century history hardly increases their reliability
Climatologist Dr. Pat Michaels on Obama’s ‘hottest’ year claim: ‘The hottest year ever — if you use bad data’
Climatologist Dr. Pat Michaels: ‘Homogenized’ US Warming Trend May Be Grossly Exaggerated
‘Our government homogenizes weather data so that all nearby weather stations are all singing the same tune.’
Climatologist Dr. Pat Michaels: ‘Cancel the Paris Climate Summit’ – ‘Nature and capitalism have already conspired to accomplish’ UN’s climate goals
‘At the end of November, representatives from the nations that signed the U.N.’s 1992 climate treaty will meet — for the 21st time — to implement the treaty’s stated goal of “prevent[ing] dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.” There’s no need to meet. Nature and capitalism have already conspired to accomplish this…the total warming to 2100 works out to a cool 2.0 degrees Celsius, or precisely the goal of the 1992 treaty.’
‘The decades-long climate kerfuffle is therefore over. The U.N. should cancel its Paris meeting.’
Climatologist Dr. Pat Michaels: Pope Francis Recycles (Stale Arguments About Climate)
Michaels: ‘Much of it reads like the disproven doomsday predictions that have been churned out since the early days of the environmental movement…He asks Catholics to pray for the nations of the world to agree to a new climate treaty in Paris next December. Since there will be no agreement without the Green Climate Fund shakedown, we’ll be paying an energy tithe. I don’t think there’s going to be a lot of votive candles lit for this.’
Via Norm Kalmanovitch
There is no better way to honour Patrick Michaels legacy than to publish this link to the 1990 Documentary “The Greenhouse Conspiracy”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9j54rWnmeo which completely destroyed the climate change narrative before it was used to implement Maurice Strong’s Agenda with the issuing of the 1992 UNFCCC Agreement and Agenda 21 at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit convened and chaired by Maurice Strong.
To prevent the green agenda from being destroyed the climate cabal prevented its airing on PBS as noted by Tim Ball in this email thanking me for finding a copy of the Greenhouse Conspiracy on the web.
Thanks for this. I have been trying to get a copy for years now. I first saw a pirated copy of this in Manitoba Hydro’s boardroom where I was asked to provide commentary. For some reason it virtually disappeared. In Canada Suzuki almost single-handed blocked its showing on CBC. PBS refused to show it claiming it was biased. It is interesting to see Wigley wiggling.
Here is the link again https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9j54rWnmeo
Patrick Michaels leads off the documentary asking a question that eferyone gets wrong