Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Scientific consensus ? Baloney !

...for many global warming/climate change sceptics the alarm bells rang loud and clear when politicians and green/left political "activists" announced that the jury had returned, and that the science of climatastrophe was settled. Over these last few years the AGW debate has largely stayed out of the MSM, it has instead been fought through blogs, and day by day, poll by poll the news is that the general public are getting the message. Re recent US polling see this.

Now from the University of Bristol, UK, more bad news for the warmists and further reinforcement that computer based climate change models are worthless...

...New data (9.11.09) shows that the balance between the airborne and the absorbed fraction of carbon dioxide has stayed approximately constant since 1850, despite emissions of carbon dioxide having risen from about 2 billion tons a year in 1850 to 35 billion tons a year now.This suggests that terrestrial ecosystems and the oceans have a much greater capacity to absorb CO2 than had been previously expected.
The results run contrary to a significant body of recent research which expects that the capacity of terrestrial ecosystems and the oceans to absorb CO2 should start to diminish as CO2 emissions increase, letting greenhouse gas levels skyrocket. Dr Wolfgang Knorr at the University of Bristol found that in fact the trend in the airborne fraction since 1850 has only been 0.7 ± 1.4% per decade, which is essentially zero...

...This work is extremely important for climate change policy, because emission targets to be negotiated at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen early next month have been based on projections that have a carbon free sink of already factored in. Some researchers have cautioned against this approach, pointing at evidence that suggests the sink has already started to decrease...MORE HERE...

3 comments:

Mark Brentano said...

Where will they go, all the warmists, when the whole church has collapsed around them? Will we see, as 1,000 years ago, great hordes of them wailing their way across Europe, beating themselves bloody with copies of An Inconvenient Truth?
Spot on about the blogosphere; what other potentially won battles are being fought here rather than in the MSM?

Ayrdale said...

"...what other potentially won battles are being fought here rather than in the MSM?"

The question of the day, if not the decade Butch, if you like me feel that the freedom to express an opinion is being slowly throttled. And depending where you're coming from, perhaps not so slowly.

The blogosphere is where the war of ideas is being fought, and the winning ideas will be the ones that contain the truth.

Anonymous said...

Interesting point gents. Amnesty International was a great letter writing group wasn't it. I wonder in these days of emails, twitters etc whether they've moved with the times, and organise mass texting/twitter demo's to ratbags.