Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change
As predicted in an article I wrote last week published in The Federalist, Pope Francis is making climate change a signature issue during his visit to the United States. This morning, in remarks presented at the White House, Pope Francis commenced his U.S. tour by proclaiming “climate change is a problem that can no longer be left to a future generation,” thereafter complimenting the Obama Administration for the policy prescription it advocates in addressing the issue (i.e., reducing CO2 emissions).
However, as noted in my Federalist piece, neither the Pope’s concerns, nor the Administration’s alarms, over potential global warming are based upon the best available science. The biosphere is not spiraling downward toward planetary Armageddon and policies designed to deal with the subject are, quite frankly, nothing more than a recipe for social and economic disorder and disaster. And in support of this position, our Center is releasing today a massive new report exposing the pathetic house of cards upon which the entire global warming movement is founded — global climate model predictions.
The new report, titled Mathematical Models vs. Real-World Data: Which Best Predicts Earth’s Climatic Future?, presents a thorough and careful scrutiny of hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific publications evaluating the accuracy and capability of climate models to simulate the response of a number of important climatic phenomena to rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations. In short, this treatise provides the proverbial look under the hood of the inner workings of today’s state-of-the-art climate models that provide the basis for both the Pope’s and the Obama Administration’s belief that global warming is a problem and that something must be done about it. And that “look” is not encouraging.
In brief, our report present the results of a thorough and careful scrutiny of the scientific literature that evaluates model credibility as it pertains to a number of important climatic phenomena. First of all, pouring over some 33 originalscientific studies of the subject, along with 34 of their relevant citations of other such studies — all of which 67 publications are listed in the Reference section of our document’s initial chapter on Clouds — we encounter 188 major documented errors, inadequacies or shortcomings in …
“It seems clear to me also that climate change is a problem that can no longer be left to a future generation,” Francis told those gathered at the White House. “When it comes to the care of our common home, we are living at a critical moment in history.”
Francis echoed the themes of “sustainable development” and “human ecology” that he wrote in his encyclical on global warming earlier this year. His letter, called Laudato Si, earned him praise from environmentalists, but met with critical conservatives who saw it as an attack on capitalism and industrialization.
Watch: Morano ‘talks’ to (Cardboard) Pope on TV: ‘We are asking you to reconsider. Please don’t confuse Catholics…you have been horribly misled by extreme UN advisors’
Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation – NRK TV – Broadcast September 20, 2015
Featured Climate Depot Publisher Marc Morano:
Morano: “When you have a Pope coming out and saying ‘we must ask God for a successful outcome to a UN treaty – that’s very confusing.”
Morano: “Skeptical Catholics of global warming are now going to have to scratch their heads and say ‘Am I now in a league with people who support abortion or support birth control or gay marriage in terms of church teachings are they all equal? And they are not of course, but the media is portraying it as though they are and many Catholics believe that if you are skeptical of global warming you are not a good Catholic.”
“Carbon based energy – fossil fuels – have been one of the greatest liberators of mankind in the history of our planet. And I think the Pope needs to recognize that. He needs to tip his hat – so to speak – to fossil fueled capitalism and he needs to realize the benefits.”
Morano on TV: ‘The Pope should tip his hat to the oil and coal-based energy that has liberated humanity’ – Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation features Morano (Via Google Translate): ‘The Pope should tip his hat to the oil and coal-based energy that has liberated humanity, believes Marc Morano. He was one of a group of Catholic climate skeptics who traveled to Rome in April to get the Pope’s ear that he is wrong in climate policy. He runs the website Climate Depot, and attempts to influence US legislators and Catholics in climate policy.’
Morano believes that the Pope’s real motive with climate policy is the redistribution of wealth. His position has already been damaged by the fact that he acts as political, says Morano and shows that there are fewer and fewer American Catholics who say they have a favorable impression of him. “It’s confusing when many believers think that they are good Catholics, if they are skeptical about global warming,” Morano explained.
Leading Climate Scientists Blast Letter By 20 Academics As “Naïve” …”Implied Coercion” Damages Field Of Science
First Prof. Curry’s comment:
I am astonished by the naiveté of these scientists, who are damaging their reputation by their naive meddling in a complex policy debate. They seem not to realize that the tables could easily be turned on them if the political winds change (say with the election of a Republican U.S. President), and the heat would then be turned on green advocacy groups and the scientists that engage with them. The science is sufficiently uncertain to allow several rational narratives for what has caused 20th century warming and how the 21st century climate will evolve. These 20 scientists damage not only their own reputations, but they also damage the public perception of scientists as trustworthy sources of information. Most seriously, the coercion of scientists implied by this letter will discourage objectivity in scientific research and will discourage scientists from entering/staying in the field of climate research.”
“Undemocratic and unprofessional”
Sebastian Lüning also finds the whole affair a bit odd and “unprofessional”. He wrote:
Rather than criminal lawsuits, we urgently need an objective “scientific court” where arguments of both IPCC and skeptic sides are technically and open-mindedly discussed. It is undemocratic and unprofessional to silence scientists by legally threatening them if they do not subscribe to the official interpretation / party line. There are many historic examples where science pioneers such as Galileo Galilee or Alfred Wegener would have ended up in prison.”
Finally Prof. Nicola Scafetta of Duke University also provided a short comment:
Let us hope that this evident politicization of science ends soon.”
– See more at: http://notrickszone.com/2015/09/23/leading-climate-scientists-blast-letter-by-20-academics-as-naive-implied-coercion-damages-field-of-science/#sthash.vSONzLwD.dpuf…