Posts tagged global warming

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Why climate deniers aren’t credible. They don’t even make up 1% of the scientific community.

Why climate deniers aren’t credible. They don’t even make up 1% of the scientific community.

STATEN STRONG  President Obama shakes the hand of a New York City sanitation worker during a visit to storm-ravaged Staten Island on Thursday.  He assigned Shaun Donovan, secretary of the federal housing agency and a former city housing commissioner, to oversee recovery efforts.  ”I’m very proud of you, New York,” said the president.  ”You guys are tough.”  (Photo: Luke Sharrett / The New York Times)

STATEN STRONG  President Obama shakes the hand of a New York City sanitation worker during a visit to storm-ravaged Staten Island on Thursday.  He assigned Shaun Donovan, secretary of the federal housing agency and a former city housing commissioner, to oversee recovery efforts.  ”I’m very proud of you, New York,” said the president.  ”You guys are tough.”  (Photo: Luke Sharrett / The New York Times)

HA HA!  Mitt does it AGAIN!!

HA HA!  Mitt does it AGAIN!!

This week scientists announced that melting over the Greenland ice sheet is breaking records. But major media outlets seem to be turning a blind eye to that.

This week scientists announced that melting over the Greenland ice sheet is breaking records. But major media outlets seem to be turning a blind eye to that.

The Conversion of a Climate-Change Skeptic
Koch-Funded Study Finds ‘Global Warming Is Real’, ‘On The High End’ And ‘Essentially All’ Due To Carbon Pollution.
CALL me a converted skeptic. Three years ago I identified problems in previous climate studies that, in my mind, threw doubt on the very existence of global warming. Last year, following an intensive research effort involving a dozen scientists, I concluded that global warming was real and that the prior estimates of the rate of warming were correct. I’m now going a step further:Humans are almost entirely the cause.
Yes, yes, I know, the finding itself is “dog bites man.” What makes this “man bites dog” is thatMuller has been a skeptic of climate science, and the single biggest funder of this study is the “Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation ($150,000).” The Kochs are the leading funder of climate disinformation in the world!
It gets better:
Our results show that the average temperature of the earth’s land has risen by two and a half degrees Fahrenheit over the past 250 years, including an increase of one and a half degrees over the most recent 50 years. Moreover, it appears likely that essentially all of this increase results from the human emission of greenhouse gases.
These findings are stronger than those of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nations group that defines the scientific and diplomatic consensus on global warming.

In short, a Koch-funded study has found that the IPCC “consensus” underestimated both the rate of surface warming and how much could be attributed to human emissions!

The Conversion of a Climate-Change Skeptic

Koch-Funded Study Finds ‘Global Warming Is Real’, ‘On The High End’ And ‘Essentially All’ Due To Carbon Pollution.

CALL me a converted skeptic. Three years ago I identified problems in previous climate studies that, in my mind, threw doubt on the very existence of global warming. Last year, following an intensive research effort involving a dozen scientists, I concluded that global warming was real and that the prior estimates of the rate of warming were correct. I’m now going a step further:Humans are almost entirely the cause.

Yes, yes, I know, the finding itself is “dog bites man.” What makes this “man bites dog” is thatMuller has been a skeptic of climate science, and the single biggest funder of this study is the “Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation ($150,000).” The Kochs are the leading funder of climate disinformation in the world!

It gets better:

Our results show that the average temperature of the earth’s land has risen by two and a half degrees Fahrenheit over the past 250 years, including an increase of one and a half degrees over the most recent 50 years. Moreover, it appears likely that essentially all of this increase results from the human emission of greenhouse gases.

These findings are stronger than those of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nations group that defines the scientific and diplomatic consensus on global warming.

In short, a Koch-funded study has found that the IPCC “consensus” underestimated both the rate of surface warming and how much could be attributed to human emissions!