More than 400 Scientists Dispute Gore's 'Scientific Consensus' Claim on Climate Change

     The dictionary definition is of “consensus” is a general agreement or unanimity of opinion. When former Vice President and global warming scare-monger Al Gore says “consensus,” it means a general agreement or unanimity of opinion for people who agree with him.

     The dictionary definition is of “consensus” is a general agreement or unanimity of opinion. When former Vice President and global warming scare-monger Al Gore says “consensus,” it means a general agreement or unanimity of opinion for people who agree with him.

 

     Despite years of complaints from the media and global warming alarmists like Gore, scientists continue to question climate change “consensus.” A new report released by the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee December 20 has revealed more than 400 prominent scientists questioning the hype.

 

     That runs counter to claims made by Gore, who has compared global warming skeptics to flat-earthers.

 

     “There are still people who believe that the Earth is flat,” Gore said on NBC’s November 5 “Today.” Gore continued:

 

“But when you're reporting on a story like the one you're covering today, where you have people all around the world, you don't take – you don't search out for someone who still believes the Earth is flat and give them equal time. And the reason the IPCC was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the thousands of scientists who make up that group, have for almost 20 years now created a very strong scientific consensus that is as strong a consensus as you'll ever see in science, that the climate crisis is real, human beings are responsible for it. The results would be very bad for the United States and for the entire world community, all human beings, unless we do something about it. And there is still time to solve it.”

 

     Of course, when people did believe the Earth was flat, they were the “consensus” for awhile, too.

 

     On March 21, Gore testified under oath before the EPW that the debate was over and there was a “crisis” at hand – which Gore based on anecdotal climate data.

 

     “First of all, there is no longer any serious debate over the basic points that make up the consensus on global warming,” Gore said. “The ten warmest years on record have all been since 1990. Globally, 2005 was the hottest of all. In the United States, 2006 was the warmest year ever.”

 

     However, Dr. Nathan Paldor, Professor of Dynamical Meteorology and Physical Oceanography at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, explained if you look at things on a longer time scale, nothing out of the ordinary is occurring.

 

     “[T]emperature changes, as well as rates of temperature changes (both increase and decrease) of magnitudes similar to that reported by IPCC to have occurred since the Industrial Revolution (about 0.8˚C in 150 years or even 0.4˚C in the last 35 years) have occurred in Earth's climatic history. There's nothing special about the recent rise!” Paldor told EPW on Dec. 4, 2007, according to the report.

 

     The media have had a hand in Gore’s “consensus building.” An article in the August 13 issue of Newsweek called skeptics a “well-coordinated, well-funded campaign by contrarian scientists, free-market think tanks and industry” and this “campaign” has “created a paralyzing fog of doubt around climate change.” Reporters even have likened anyone who questions climate alarmism to those who deny the Holocaust.

 

     Glaciologist Nikolai Osokin, of the Institute of Geography and member of the RussianAcademy of Sciences, said things aren’t as perilous as the “well-coordinated” global warming alarmists would have you believe.

 

     “This hypothetical catastrophe could not take place anytime within the next thousand years,” Osokin said, according to the December 20 report. “Today, scientists say that the melting of the permafrost has stalled, which has been proved by data obtained by meteorological stations along Russia's Arctic coast. The (recent) period of warming was tangible, but now it may be drawing to a close. Most natural processes on the earth are cyclical, having a shorter or longer rhythm. Yet no matter how these sinusoids look, a temperature rise is inevitably followed by a decline, and vice versa.”



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