I swear, the more I read things like this, the more I get disgusted with Al Gore and his ilk, as well as their pals in the press, on the global warming fraud they are so obviously perpetuating:
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A new analysis of peer-reviewed literature reveals that more than 500 scientists have published evidence refuting at least one element of current man-made global warming scares. More than 300 of the scientists found evidence that 1) a natural moderate 1,500-year climate cycle has produced more than a dozen global warmings similar to ours since the last Ice Age and/or that 2) our Modern Warming is linked strongly to variations in the sun’s irradiance. “This data and the list of scientists make a mockery of recent claims that a scientific consensus blames humans as the primary cause of global temperature increases since 1850,” said Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Dennis Avery.
Other researchers found evidence that 3) sea levels are failing to rise importantly; 4) that our storms and droughts are becoming fewer and milder with this warming as they did during previous global warmings; 5) that human deaths will be reduced with warming because cold kills twice as many people as heat; and 6) that corals, trees, birds, mammals, and butterflies are adapting well to the routine reality of changing climate.
Despite being published in such journals such as Science, Nature and Geophysical Review Letters, these scientists have gotten little media attention. “Not all of these researchers would describe themselves as global warming skeptics,” said Avery, “but the evidence in their studies is there for all to see.”
The names were compiled by Avery and climate physicist S. Fred Singer, the co-authors of the new book Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years, mainly from the peer-reviewed studies cited in their book. The researchers’ specialties include tree rings, sea levels, stalagmites, lichens, pollen, plankton, insects, public health, Chinese history and astrophysics.
“We have had a Greenhouse Theory with no evidence to support it-except a moderate warming turned into a scare by computer models whose results have never been verified with real-world events,” said co-author Singer. “On the other hand, we have compelling evidence of a real-world climate cycle averaging 1470 years (plus or minus 500) running through the last million years of history. The climate cycle has above all been moderate, and the trees, bears, birds, and humans have quietly adapted.”
“Two thousand years of published human histories say that the warm periods were good for people,” says Avery. “It was the harsh, unstable Dark Ages and Little Ice Age that brought bigger storms, untimely frost, widespread famine and plagues of disease.” “There may have been a consensus of guesses among climate model-builders,” says Singer. “However, the models only reflect the warming, not its cause.” He noted that about 70 percent of the earth’s post-1850 warming came before 1940, and thus was probably not caused by human-emitted greenhouse gases. The net post-1940 warming totals only a tiny 0.2 degrees C.
This comes on top of a recent survey which indicated there was nowhere near a consensus on “man-made” global warming. Yet the myth persists, thanks, in large part, to “prophets” (profits?) like Al Gore, and the like-minded agenda-driven mainstream media. Remember, Gore actually stated back in March that “balanced reporting” on global warming will have severe consequences on the planet – as if to suggest that it was detrimental to our survival to hear both sides of the argument.
I read yesterday via Noel Sheppard at Newsbusters on how the media have ignored a new study which shows that “the Southern Hemisphere (Antarctica) has quietly set a new record for most ice extent since 1979” choosing instead to highlight research from “government researchers” that that Arctic icecap is supposedly “melting faster” than scientists had predicted (a claim that is dubious, as Sheppard points out here).
This is what’s called “advocacy journalism” on the part of the press: choosing to highlight stories that prove the narrative they’ve written, while ignoring evidence to the contrary. It’s disgusting and offensive on its face, because mainstream media journalism is, of course, supposed to report *all* the facts, not just the ones favorable to one side or the other.
In related global warming news:
—- ST reader Sev sends along a link from a piece written by Climate Audit’s Anthony Watts on measuring long-term climate change, which draws some conclusions that will make the Goracle and co. uncomfortable.
—- The National Association of Governors is pushing for states to expand regulations on greenhouse gases “in hopes of increasing pressure for federal action on global warming.”
—- And remember a couple of months ago when I blogged about the new head of London’s Science Museum advocating population control as a deterrent to “man-made” global warming? Well that idea, I’m sorry to report, is gaining momentum. Read more on that via two recent articles in Slate here and here.