Monday, May 12, 2014

Climate Scientist Dr. Judith Curry on the National Climate Assessment

My main conclusion from reading the report is this:  the phrase ‘climate change’ is now officially meaningless.  The report effectively implies that there is no climate change other than what is caused by humans, and that extreme weather events are equivalent to climate change.  Any increase in adverse impacts from extreme weather events or sea level rise is caused by humans. Possible scenarios of future climate change depend only on emissions scenarios that are translated into warming by climate models that produce far more warming than has recently been observed

While there is some useful analysis in the report, it is hidden behind a false premise that any change in the 20th century has been caused by AGW.  Worse yet is the spin being put on this by the Obama administration.  The Washington Post asks the following question: Does National Climate Assessment lack necessary nuance? In a word, YES.

You can read her entire critique here.

Global warming is the first hypothesis in the history of science that, according to its advocates, is unfalsifiable: Hot, cold, wet, dry, drought, flood, warm winters, cold winters, more hurricanes, less hurricanes and prostitution are all caused by it.

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