The Investors Business Daily posted “Three More Global Warming Stories Media Don’t Want You To See”. The stories are about the so-called consensus, the loss of Greenland ice and climate model performance.
The Scientific Consensus on the theory of man-made global warming.
First is a peer-reviewed paper showing that only 36% of 1,077 geoscientists and engineers surveyed believe in the man-made global warming crisis as defined by the United Nations’ Kyoto model.
According to the paper, the Kyoto position expresses “the strong belief that climate change is happening, that it is not a normal cycle of nature, and humans are the main or central cause.”
Thirty-six percent is not insignificant. But it certainly is a long way from the oft-cited 97% “consensus” among scientists that man is causing temperatures to change.
Researchers behind “Science or Science Fiction? Professionals’ Discursive Construction of Climate Change,” which appeared in Organization Studies, also found “the proportion of papers” collected from a science database “that explicitly endorsed anthropogenic climate change has fallen from 75%” between 1993 and 2003 “to 45% from 2004 to 2008.”
The Heartland Institute’s James Taylor reminds us in Forbes that “survey results show geoscientists (also known as earth scientists) and engineers hold similar views as meteorologists. Two recent surveys of meteorologists revealed similar skepticism of alarmist global warming claims.”
Loss of Greenland Ice
Missed story No. 2: Greenland, the alarmists’ coal-mine canary, retained 99.7% of its ice mass in the 20th century. Yes, it reportedly lost 9,000 billion tons of ice in the same period. But as the “Watts Up With That” blog notes, that’s “not even a tiny nick when spread out over roughly 1.7 million square kilometers of ice surface” — working out to a sheet five meters thick on an island where the average thickness is about 1,500 meters.
And climate model performance
Finally, we have the work of the scholars at the Cato Institute, who have confirmed that climate models that warn of warming have been wrong for decades.
“If the known climate behavior cannot be well-captured by the models,” they say, “no case can be made for the veracity of projections, from the same models, of the future evolution of our climate.”
It has been well known for some long time that the 97% consensus is bogus. The study above is just one more demonstrating the fact that 97% is not factual. Alarmists and politicians repeat it over and over again, and the media, who should know this and call them on it , wont.
The seconds story is a good one because 9,000 billion tons of ice melting is shocking. But it is really of small consequence except for the fact that the general public does not have much of a scientific grasp of the enormity of the globe’s oceans.
Just one more study regarding the terrible performance of the climate models. Data, DATA and yet MORE DATA show this. Yet the alarmists insist that we should ignore the data and believe the models.