It was hailed as the scientific study that ended the global warming debate once-and-for-all. This study that, in the words of its director, "prove you should not be a sceptic, at least, not any longer." Professor Richard Muller, of Berkeley University in California, and his colleagues from the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperatures project team (B.E.S.T.) claimed to have shown that the planet has warmed by almost a degree centigrade since 1950 and is still warming. (see top graph)
Published last week ahead of a major United Nations climate summit in Durban, South Africa, this month, their work was cited around the world as irrefutable evidence that only the most stringent measures to reduce carbon dioxide emissions can save civilisation as we know it. This study was cited uncritically by the usual "lame-stream media" in England and in numerous media outlets in America. Even the Washington Post said the BEST study had "settled the climate change debate and showed that anyone who remained a sceptic was committing a cynical fraud."
But...two days ago The Mail has revealed that a leading member of Prof Muller's team has accused him of trying to mislead the public by hiding the fact the BEST's research shows global warming has stopped. Prof Judith Curry, who chairs the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at America's prestigious Georgia Institute of Technology, said that Prof Muller's claim that he has proven global sceptics wrong was also a "hugh mistake" with no scientific basis.
Prof Curry is no slouch when it comes to research. She had more than 30 years experience and was co-author of the BEST projects previous four research papers. She said this affair had to be compared with those scum-bag scientists at East Anglia University, whose leaked emails showed they were trying to "hide the decline rates" of warming. In fact, she said, the project's research data show there has been no increase in world temperatures since the end of the Nineties - a fact confirmed by a new analysis and chart by the Global Warming Policy Foundation (see bottom graph).
This graph shows, as Prof Curry stated, that the trend of the last decade is absolutely flat, with no increase at all....through the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has carried on rising relentlessly. "This is nowhere near what the climate models were predicting," Prof Curry adds. "Whatever it is that's going on here, it doesn't look like it's being dominated by CO2. Yet that schmuck, Prof Muller , is still standing in his dung heap of warmist denial."
The Way I See It....for the clueless or fanatical diehards who espouse man-made global warming, it's getting awfully cold out there. This latest icy blast of reality comes from an eminent scientist whom climate-change experts once lauded as their own. I already exposed the down-right unscientific processes the United Nation's I.P.C.C. uses behind the scenes which is polluted by political and activist frenzy to scare the crap ut of us. (See previous blog posting) Now, yet again we have another heroic exposure by a colleagues of this Douse-bag she works with. Good onya Prof Judith Curry!
Note: graphs have different time scales but still make sense)