By James Delingpole | The Telegraph
Their yarn about melting Greenland turned out to be ludicrously overdone.
Then, of course, there was Watts et al’s paper showing that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – the US government department responsible for keeping tabs on America’s temperature data – has been fiddling the data so as to exaggerate late 20th-century warming by 100 per cent.
So what ingenious ruse have the Warmists alighted upon to disguise the awkward fact that they are losing every important scientific argument going? Simple: they’ve now decided that whenever the weather does anything extreme anywhere in the world, it’s another sign of Climate Change. (We saw BBC Horizon setting the template for this nonsense a few months back in their Global Weirding documentary.) (H/T Msher)
Those tempted to succumb to this unutterable drivel might do well, first, to listen to what Dr John Christy – Alabama’s State Climatologist, Professor of Atmospheric Science and Director of the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama in Huntsville – had to say when he testified before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. (Wattsy has a link to his full testimony here – it’s well worth reading)
It is popular again to claim that extreme events, such as the current central US drought, are evidence of human-caused climate change. Actually, the Earth is very large, the weather is very dynamic, and extreme events will continue to occur somewhere, every year, naturally. The recent “extremes” were exceded in previous decades.
He goes on: