Skeptics Making Voices Heard at UN Meetings in Warsaw

Skeptics Making Voices Heard at UN Meetings in Warsaw
November 15, 2013

James M. Taylor

James M. Taylor is managing editor of Environment & Climate News, a national monthly... (read full bio)
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Climate Change Weekly #110

Skeptics of the United Nations’ asserted global warming crisis are making their voices heard this week in Warsaw, Poland, where the U.N. is holding global warming talks.

Climate realists addressed more than 50,000 people turning out for a Polish Independence Day rally Monday in Warsaw, reminding people that U.N. programs to restrict energy options in the name of fighting global warming impoverish people and strip away important freedoms.

David Rothbard, president of the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT), told the crowd U.N. global warming programs are attempting “a complete economic transformation of the world.”

“This is not good news for those who love freedom, and it is not good news for Poland,” said Rothbard.

CFACT and the European Institute for Climate and Energy (known by its German acronym EIKE) are sponsoring scientific conferences and meetings in Warsaw throughout the month calling attention to the strong scientific evidence that humans are not creating a global warming crisis.

“We stand for freedom. We stand for opportunity. We stand for our families. And we stand for a strong and prosperous future. Together let us be bold as a lion,” said Rothbard to the thousands of flag-waving Poles celebrating their hard-fought independence and national rebirth at the culmination of World War I.

SOURCES: CFACTand National Review Online


IN THIS ISSUE

Survey of meteorologists destroys consensus myth … Climate Depot puts Typhoon Haiyan hype in context … Relatively few extreme weather events affected U.S. in 2013 … Peer-reviewed study: doubling CO2 will cause 1.3 degrees of warming … Peer-reviewed study: Pacific typhoons at 5,000-year low


SURVEY OF METEOROLOGISTS DESTROYS CONSENSUS MYTH

Only 52 percent of American Meteorological Society members believe the globe is warming and humans are the primary cause, according to preliminary results of a survey published by the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. The study blows a gaping hole in the myth that scientists are nearly unanimous that humans are causing a global warming crisis. Notably, the 52 percent “consensus” merely applies to causation and does not address whether such warming is substantially negative or constitutes a present or imminent crisis.

SOURCES: Climate Etc. and Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society


CLIMATE DEPOT PUTS TYPHOON HAIYAN HYPE IN CONTEXT

The Web site Climate Depot posted an article linking to several other sites putting Typhoon Haiyan in proper context. While Haiyan was a strong Category 4 hurricane/typhoon at landfall, the media overhyped its strength in relation to prior hurricanes/typhoons. Also, there is no credible evidence linking Typhoon Haiyan to global warming, especially given a lack of enhanced hurricane/typhoon activity during recent decades.

SOURCE: Climate Depot


RELATIVELY FEW EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS AFFECTED U.S. IN 2013

The year 2013 will go into the record books as a year with relatively few extreme weather events affecting the United States, the SI Organization reports. Examining tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires, and extreme heat, the SI Organization documented unusually low incidences in all four extreme weather categories in 2013. The SI Organization works closely with several government agencies on weather-related projects, including NASA, NOAA, and Naval Meteorological and Oceanographic Command.

SOURCE: The SI Organization


PEER-REVIEWED STUDY: DOUBLING CO2 WILL CAUSE 1.3 DEGREES OF WARMING

A doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide will likely cause merely 1.3 degrees Celsius of global warming, scientists observe in new study published in the peer-reviewed Asia-Pacific Journal of Atmospheric Sciences. The study reports alternating warm and cold phases in the El Niño-Southern Oscillation play a significant role in global temperatures that require long-term analysis when making global warming predictions. When properly accounting for warm and cold periods alike – rather than simply extrapolating temperatures based on shorter-term temperature trends within a warm or cold period alone – the climate’s temperature sensitivity to rising atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations is less than asserted by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

SOURCES: Roy Spencer Global Warming and Asia-Pacific Journal of Atmospheric Sciences


PEER-REVIEWED STUDY: PACIFIC TYPHOONS AT 5,000-YEAR LOW

Typhoon activity in the Pacific Ocean is at its lowest level in 5,000 years, scientists report in the peer-reviewed Quaternary Science Reviews. The findings contradict alarmist assertions that global warming is making hurricanes and typhoons like Typhoon Haiyan more frequent and severe. Scientists analyzed sediment deposits in backbarrier salt marshes along coastal shores and discovered a strong match between tropical cyclone strikes and deposits of coarse sediments. Sediment records extending back 5,000 years show more frequent and intense storm activity prior to the planet’s recent warming.

SOURCES: The Hockey Schtick and Quaternary Science Reviews

James M. Taylor

James M. Taylor is managing editor of Environment & Climate News, a national monthly... (read full bio)