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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Entry in the international climate change bullshit awards 

The New Zealand Herald is back in top form today publishing this article from nzclimatescience secretary Bryan Leyland.

It covers the usual hot topics: sun spots, IPCC's failure to predict that temps would actually decrease every year since 2002, and speculates that climate change is likely natural.

Then he links environmental efforts to sub-prime lending and suggests people/companies who invest in renewable energy will lose all when the market collapses as the global warming myth is exposed, and hopes the government's ETS review will reveal that no action is the wisest course of action. 


A quick look at a recent document "actually published" by the IPCC shows that the organization believes:
  • Warming of the climate system is unequivocal
  • Spatial agreement between regions of significant warming across the globe and locations of significant observed changes in many systems consistent with warming is very unlikely to be due solely to natural variability.
  • Eleven of the last twelve years (1995-2006) rank among the twelve warmest years in the instrumental record of global surface temperature. (since 1850)
  • Continued GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions at or above current rates would cause further warming and induce many changes in the global climate system during the 21st century that would very likely be larger than those observed during the 20th century

I have nominated the article for the Christopher Booker prize 2009. 

The winner gets a helping hand on their one way kayaking trip to the Arctic, however I can't help thinking the organization which publishes the winning article also deserves an award.  

In other climate change denial news here's George Monbiot's top 10 deniers!

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