Monday, April 23, 2012

Bulletin: Vigorous AGREEMENT on Lack of 'Climate Change'

I never thought I'd live to see the day. One of the most vigorous proponents of the catastrophic climate chance scenario has backed down.

James Lovelock, the author of Gaia theory, now says in a forthcoming book,

It will also reflect his new opinion that global warming has not occurred as he had expected.

“The problem is we don’t know what the climate is doing. We thought we knew 20 years ago. That led to some alarmist books – mine included – because it looked clear-cut, but it hasn’t happened,” Lovelock said.
“The climate is doing its usual tricks. There’s nothing much really happening yet. We were supposed to be halfway toward a frying world now,” he said.
“The world has not warmed up very much since the millennium. Twelve years is a reasonable time… it (the temperature) has stayed almost constant, whereas it should have been rising -- carbon dioxide is rising, no question about that,” he added.

Actually, earth's temperature has stayed "almost constant" longer than that. There has been no warming since 1998:
This result was utterly unforecast by Al Gore and the IPCC. I give Mr. Lovelock great credit for acknowledging what is now obvious to all thinking people: The Gore/IPCC hypotheses of catastrophic global warming is falsified after a decade and a half of no warming when temperatures were supposed to be not only rising, but rising at an accelerating rate.

Important note: I believe that humans, on balance, warm the climate. But at a much slower rate than the IPCC predicts and with fewer negative consequences when balanced against the benefits (i.e., longer growing seasons = more food). However, the sun is the big unknown. There are some indications we may be heading for a downturn in temperatures. For that reason, I advocate spending zero dollars on global warming mitigation. That money would be much better spent bringing clean drinking water to the Third World.

Big hat tip to: WattsUpWithThat

1 comment:

  1. Mike, please refer to the following link for a rebuttal of the argument that global warming stopped in 1998 -



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