Record Missouri flooding was manmade calamity, not climate change, scientist says

Record Missouri flooding was manmade calamity, not climate change, scientist says

Remember when some low caliber science pundits immediately jumper on the “climate change” bandwagon of blame? It turns out that as usual, they were wrong. This new study shows extreme flooding on Meramec and Mississippi rivers in late December cannot be blamed solely on 3-day rain, “channelization” of river was a major factor, according to…

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Climatologist Dr. Fred Singer mocks the 2 Degree limit: ‘The Goldilocks Approach to Global Warming’

Have you ever wondered where the 2⁰C number comes from?  Does it sound like the Y2K scare all over again?  Well, let me tell you, because I have something to do with provoking its original publication.

In 1995, I published an article in Eos, the journal that goes to every member of the American Geophysical Union, a professional society of which I am a life-member and an elected Fellow.  I claimed there that we couldn’t see any evidence for a significant human contribution to global warming.  Naturally, this provoked some immediate responses — which I commented on in turn.

One response came from two Swedish scientists, Henning Rodhe and Christian Azar of Stockholm University.  This was the first time I saw this magic 2⁰C value.  Of course, they gave a reference for this number, which turned out to be a publication in the Swedish journal Tellus — by the same authors.  In other words, it was a self-reference — or a circular argument if you prefer.  It may even have been self-refereed; I don’t know.  Anyway, there is nothing to indicate that anything drastic will happen at the 2⁰C limit.  None of the climate models suggest any particular disaster; there will be no runaway warming; and climate warming will not become irreversible.

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