Friday, December 7, 2012
125 Scientist's Sobering Letter to Ban Ki-Moon !
Here's another Letter-Posting to reveal a serious matter concerning Climate Change, It has to do with policy actions that aim to reduce CO2 emissions that are unlikely to influence future climate. Many scientists are saying policies need to focus on preparation for, and adaptation to, all dangerous climatic events, however caused. So an open letter was sent the Secretary-General of the United Nations, H.E. Ban Ki-Moon last week. Here is the context of that letter.
On November 9th this year you told the General Assembly: ''Extreme weather due to climate change is the new normal. Our challenge remains, clear and urgent; to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, to strengthen adaptation to...even larger climate shocks...and to reach a legally binding climate agreement by 2015. This should be one of the main lessons of Hurricane Sandy.'' On November 13th you said at Yale: ''The science is clear, we should waste no more time on that debate."
The following day, in Al Gore's ''Dirty Weather'' webcast, you spoke of ''more severe storms, harsher droughts, greater floods'', concluding with; ''Two weeks ago, Hurricane Sandy struck the eastern seaboard of the U.S. and a nation saw the reality of climate change. The recovery will cost tens of billions of dollars. The cost of inaction will be even higher. We must reduce our dependence on carbon emissions.''
We the undersigned, qualified in climate matters, wish to state that the current scientific knowledge does not substantiate your assertions.
The U.K. Meteorological Office recently released data showing that there has been no statistically significant global warming for almost 16 years. During this period, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), carbon dioxide concentrations rose by nearly 9% to now constitute only 0,039% of the atmosphere. Global warming that has not occurred cannot have caused the extreme weather of the past few years. Whether, when and how atmospheric warming will resume is unknown. The science is unclear. Some scientists point out that near-term natural cooling, linked to variations in solar output, is also a distinct possibility.
The ''even larger climate shocks'' have mentioned would be worse if the world cooled than if it warmed. Climate changes naturally all the time, sometimes dramatically. The hypothesis that emissions of CO2 have caused, or will cause, dangerous warming is not supported by the evidence. The incidence and severity of extreme weather has not increased. There is little evidence that dangerous weather-related events will occur more often in the future. The U.N.'s own Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says in its Special Report on Extreme Weather (2012) that there is ''an absence of an attributable climate change signal'' in trends in extreme weather losses to date. The funds currently dedicated to trying to stop extreme weather should therefore be diverted to strengthening our infrastructure so as to be able to withstand these inevitable, natural events, and to helping communities rebuild after natural catastrophes such as tropical storm Sandy.
There is no sound reason for the costly, restrictive public policy decisions proposed at the U.N. climate conference in Qatar. Rigorous analysis of unbiased observational data does not support the projections of future global warming predicted by computer models now proven to exaggerate warming and its effects. The NOAA ''State of the Climate in 2008'' report asserted that 15 years or more without any statistically-significant warming would indicate a discrepancy between observation and prediction. Sixteen (16) years without warming have therefore now proven that the models are wrong by their creators' own criterion.
Based upon these considerations, we ask that you desist from exploiting the misery of the families of those who lost their lives or properties in tropical storm Sandy by making unsupportable claims that human influences caused that storm. They did not. We also ask that acknowledge that policy actions by the U.N., or by the signatory nations to the UNFCCC, that to reduce CO2 emissions are unlikely to exercise any significant influence on future climate. Climate policies therefore need to focus on preparation for, and adaptation to, all dangerous climatic events however caused.
SIGNED BY: 125 Top Scientists in the various fields of concern in Climatology
The Way I See It....is what's the bet that what 125 experts say gets 125th of the coverage that the uninformed alarmism of the U.N. bureaucrat was given? The media allows this stupidity to thrive.
UPDATE: Lord Monckton was kicked out of the Doha Climate Summit after he informed the summiteers the planet hadn't warmed in 16 years. So much for reasonable scientific dialogue.