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June 18, 2007

Professor Bob Carter, Yet Another Global Warming Heretic

Another heretic has failed to get the memo regarding the global warming consensus. Here's what environmental scientist Bob Carter of James Cook University has to say about the Great Climate Change Farce (emphasis mine):

The salient facts are these. First, the accepted global average temperature statistics used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change show that no ground-based warming has occurred since 1998. Oddly, this eight-year-long temperature stasis has occurred despite an increase over the same period of 15 parts per million (or 4 per cent) in atmospheric CO2.
Second, lower atmosphere satellite-based temperature measurements, if corrected for non-greenhouse influences such as El Nino events and large volcanic eruptions, show little if any global warming since 1979, a period over which atmospheric CO2 has increased by 55 ppm (17 per cent).
Third, there are strong indications from solar studies that Earth's current temperature stasis will be followed by climatic cooling over the next few decades.

Ill-informed bureauweenies gobbled hysterically at the G8 summit about the global warming calamity, but as Carter observes:

In fact, there is every doubt whether any global warming at all is occurring at the moment, let alone human-caused warming.
For leading politicians to be asserting to the contrary indicates something is very wrong with their chain of scientific advice, for they are clearly being deceived. That this should be the case is an international political scandal of high order which, in turn, raises the question of where their advice is coming from.

Lamentably, much of it comes from the United Nation's shamelessly politicized Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change:

[I]t is extremely dangerous for an unelected and unaccountable body like the IPCC to have a monopoly on climate policy advice to governments. And even more so because, at heart, the IPCC is a political and not a scientific agency.

Carter concludes:

Australia does not ask the World Bank to set its annual budget and neither should it allow the notoriously alarmist IPCC to set its climate policy.
It is past time for those who have deceived governments and misled the public regarding dangerous human-caused global warming to be called to account. Aided by hysterical posturing by green NGOs, their actions have led to the cornering of government on the issue and the likely implementation of futile emission policies that will impose direct extra costs on every household and enterprise in Australia to no identifiable benefit.
Not only do humans not dominate Earth's current temperature trend but the likelihood is that further large sums of public money are shortly going to be committed to, theoretically, combat warming when cooling is the more likely short-term climatic eventuality.
In one of the more expensive ironies of history, the expenditure of more than $US50 billion ($60 billion [Australian]) on research into global warming since 1990 has failed to demonstrate any human-caused climate trend, let alone a dangerous one.
Yet that expenditure will pale into insignificance compared with the squandering of money that is going to accompany the introduction of a carbon trading or taxation system.
The costs of thus expiating comfortable middle class angst are, of course, going to be imposed preferentially upon the poor and underprivileged.

Needless to say, what goes for Australia goes double for the USA, which is the prime target of the insidious moonbats pushing the global warming hoax.

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Posted by Van Helsing at June 18, 2007 12:34 PM

Comments

But...but...I thought the debate on global warming was over!

I mean...Algore (PBUH) says so!

We're running out of time and we're all going to die!

I'm so confused. Quick, someone get me a popsicle!

Posted by: Nigel at June 18, 2007 1:31 PM

But what about Darfur???!!!

What will happen is, Earth will "begin to cool" and Algore will take credit. Millions of oblivitrons across the planet will worship him even more for 'saving the earth'.

AND! On the brighter side, the temperature in Darfur could drop by 1 degree celcius, it could then rain another 0.75" a year, and the genocide will stop!

Liberals are some really sick puppies.

Posted by: Jimbo at June 18, 2007 3:40 PM

One can but applaud Mr. Carter's bravery in going against the rabid, slobbering dogs at the U.N.'s IPCC. When he calls the IPCC an "unelected and unaccountable body," he takes his life in his hands (the truth is a dangerous thing). When he calls these squanderers of American taxes "notoriously alarmist," he's making the understatement of the 21st Century. Only the completely insane OwlGore can even approach the IPCC in its "Chicken-Little-ism."

Posted by: jc14 at June 18, 2007 5:21 PM

I hope more and more real scientists start raising their voices before these global warming moonbats do any more harm.

Posted by: Kevin at June 18, 2007 5:41 PM

Does this guy work for Exxon, no sorry, they went green last week. The coal lobby then, that's it. No reputable scientist disagrees with Gore, he said so and Oreskies said so too so there. We have a consensus, only ten years to go before armagedon. Repent now, or buy a flourescent bulb.

I find these kinds of reports to be a breath of fresh air. Now we just have to convince all the kids that AlGore has indoctrinated through the free AIT scam.

Posted by: jev2000 at June 18, 2007 6:34 PM

Obviously, Dr. Carter is no kin to Jimmah.

Posted by: fellowes at June 18, 2007 10:19 PM

He looks like the scientist from Johnny Quest.

Posted by: phil at June 19, 2007 10:28 AM

That link - Laying Ten Global Warming Myths - is a great one stop resource. Thanks.

Posted by: Kevin at June 20, 2007 5:28 AM