INCONVENIENT: Backfire: Americans say global warming climate change “exaggerated“
“Here’s what Gallup found: The number of Americans who say the media have exaggerated global warming jumped to a record 41 percent in 2009, up from 35 percent a year ago. The most marked increase came among political independents, whose ranks of doubters swelled from 33 percent to 44 percent. Republican doubters grew from 59 percent to 66 percent, while Democratic skeptics stayed at around 20 percent.”
Finally, a significant percentage of Americans realize that the End of Days rhetoric has jumped the shark.
INCONVENIENT: The Climate Change Climate Change: The number of skeptics is swelling everywhere
Joanne Simpson, the world’s first woman to receive a Ph.D. in meteorology, expressed relief upon her retirement last year that she was finally free to speak “frankly” of her nonbelief. Dr. Kiminori Itoh, a Japanese environmental physical chemist who contributed to a U.N. climate report, dubs man-made warming “the worst scientific scandal in history.” Norway’s Ivar Giaever, Nobel Prize winner for physics, decries it as the “new religion.” A group of 54 noted physicists, led by Princeton’s Will Happer, is demanding the American Physical Society revise its position that the science is settled. (Both Nature and Science magazines have refused to run the physicists’ open letter.)
INCONVENIENT: The Revolt of the Scientists,
Bruce @QandO, “Apparently it is getting a little hot in the scientific community when it comes to AGW and skepticism. And it is the skeptics who are firing the broadsides.”
Three Australian scientists have published a study in the Journal of Geophysical Research claiming that virtually none of the observed temperature increases in the Earth’s atmosphere in recent years can be attributed to man-made factors.
“The surge in global temperatures since 1977 can be attributed to a 1976 climate shift in the Pacific Ocean that made warming El Niño conditions more likely than they were over the previous 30 years and cooling La Niña conditions less likely” de Freitas said. “We have shown that internal global climate-system variability accounts for at least 80% of the observed global climate variation over the past half-century. It may even be more if the period of influence of major volcanoes can be more clearly identified and the corresponding data excluded from the analysis,” he added.
Somehow Gorebots believe that the science about something as dynamic as the environment is “settled”. Nothing left to learn.
INCONVENIENT: Obama’s EPA plans fewer toxic cleanups
WASHINGTON – For years, the Bush administration was criticized for not cleaning up enough of America’s most contaminated waste sites. The Obama administration plans to do even less.
Environmental groups and some Democratic lawmakers railed against President George W. Bush’s cleanup record. But this time, they’re shying away from speaking out against a popular president who’s considered an ally in the fight to clean up the environment.
How is he “an ally in the fight to clean up the environment” if he is doing less that that evil, environment hating bastard George W. Bush? Suckers.
INCONVENIENT: New York Times asks Is the Sun Missing Its Spots?
“We still don’t quite understand this beast. The theories we had for how the sunspot cycle works have major problems,” said David Hathaway, a solar physicist at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala
Wow. You mean with new technology and research, models and theories can be proven wrong, improved, changed or adapted. Maybe science is the process of discovery after all?