They ignore evidence over climate change

First published in Your Letters

ANTHONY Weeden and Roderick Taylor (letters last week - see first link and second link ) imply that the whole case for global warming fails because wind power can’t meet all our energy needs all the time.

In the past they’ve said we’re heading for a new Ice Age. The evidence they ignore includes substantial loss of Arctic ice and recent record-high temperatures in Australia. Doubtless they will also ignore the recently drafted American National Climate Assessment (look it up on the Web).

The report, issued by a team of 240 scientists, says that global warming is already damaging the country. It uses unusually strong language in an effort to shake Republican complacency.

I daresay Mr Taylor will assign the report’s authors to Cloud-Cuckoo Land. But I’m sure most of your readers have the sense to see who the real cloud-cuckoos are.

Eric Alexander, Dovecot Road, High Wycombe

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11:35am Sat 2 Feb 13

FuerteGoat says...

I'll see your draft "American National Climate Assessment" and raise you one "Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report", due to be issued by The United Nations.

To save you looking it up Chapter 11 says "“ do suggest the possibility of a much larger impact of solar variations on the stratosphere than previously thought".

Just about every report into global warming (oops that stopped in the 1990's, lets call it Climate Change) has been debunked and counter debunked.

Personally, my main beef is not with the reports (pro or con) or the scientists who need to produce the results their masters have paid for, but with the governments that levy taxes upon us to pay for "green initiatives". We've had these for some 15 years now and is the UK's carbon emmisions figure falling? I'll save you the trouble again - it's increased by some 20% - check out the DEFRA website.

This approach has only succeeded in hiking taxes, providing a windfall for government, driving up energy costs, hobbling industry competitiveness, costing jobs and dumping half a million people into fuel poverty.

All in the name of providing a solution to something that cannot be proved as the problem.
I'll see your draft "American National Climate Assessment" and raise you one "Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report", due to be issued by The United Nations. To save you looking it up Chapter 11 says "“[Results] do suggest the possibility of a much larger impact of solar variations on the stratosphere than previously thought". Just about every report into global warming (oops that stopped in the 1990's, lets call it Climate Change) has been debunked and counter debunked. Personally, my main beef is not with the reports (pro or con) or the scientists who need to produce the results their masters have paid for, but with the governments that levy taxes upon us to pay for "green initiatives". We've had these for some 15 years now and is the UK's carbon emmisions figure falling? I'll save you the trouble again - it's increased by some 20% - check out the DEFRA website. This approach has only succeeded in hiking taxes, providing a windfall for government, driving up energy costs, hobbling industry competitiveness, costing jobs and dumping half a million people into fuel poverty. All in the name of providing a solution to something that cannot be proved as the problem. FuerteGoat
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12:51pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Bill Williams says...

Good lord. What on Earth is Mr Alexander smoking?
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"imply that the whole case for global warming fails because wind power can’t meet all our energy needs all the time."
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Um, nope. No-one said that. You've just made that up.
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"The evidence they ignore includes substantial loss of Arctic ice and recent record-high temperatures in Australia."
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What? Really? That's the best argument you can give? Mr Alexander continues to ignore the fact that large Arctic storms were involved in both of the "record low" summer Arctic ice levels. He also forgets that the record only goes about about 30 years.

And a summer heatwave in Australia is now evidence of global warming? Sorry Eric, that's weather.

With the recent deluge of papers that show a huge overestimation of climate sensitivity by the IPCC (which is now even being admitted by IPCC insiders) coupled with the fact that the Earth stopped warming over 16 years ago, this is all starting to sound a little bit desperate, Eric.
Good lord. What on Earth is Mr Alexander smoking? . "imply that the whole case for global warming fails because wind power can’t meet all our energy needs all the time." . Um, nope. No-one said that. You've just made that up. . "The evidence they ignore includes substantial loss of Arctic ice and recent record-high temperatures in Australia." . What? Really? That's the best argument you can give? Mr Alexander continues to ignore the fact that large Arctic storms were involved in both of the "record low" summer Arctic ice levels. He also forgets that the record only goes about about 30 years. And a summer heatwave in Australia is now evidence of global warming? Sorry Eric, that's weather. With the recent deluge of papers that show a huge overestimation of climate sensitivity by the IPCC (which is now even being admitted by IPCC insiders) coupled with the fact that the Earth stopped warming over 16 years ago, this is all starting to sound a little bit desperate, Eric. Bill Williams
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