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Al Gore, Call Your Agent

There goes that “scientific consensus” about AGW again. And in a peer-reviewed study too.

Three Australasian scientists have published a study in the Journal of Geophysical Research claiming that virtually none of the observed temperature increases in the Earth’s atmosphere in recent years can be attributed to man-made factors.

Ummm … sure am wantin’ me some of that cap-and-trade now.  As anyone should be able to figure out by now, the science is anything but settled concerning AGW.

Their research says that it is the El Nino-Southern Oscillation that pretty much has its way with temperature. And, the claim, volcanoes have a pretty significant impact on cooling.

“The surge in global temperatures since 1977 can be attributed to a 1976 climate shift in the Pacific Ocean that made warming El Niño conditions more likely than they were over the previous 30 years and cooling La Niña conditions less likely” de Freitas said.

“We have shown that internal global climate-system variability accounts for at least 80% of the observed global climate variation over the past half-century. It may even be more if the period of influence of major volcanoes can be more clearly identified and the corresponding data excluded from the analysis,” he added.

Their conclusion?

“Overall the results suggest that the Southern Oscillation exercises a consistently dominant influence on mean global temperature, with a maximum effect in the tropics, except for periods when equatorial volcanism causes ad hoc cooling.”

And man?

Not so much.

I’m sure our resident AGW believers will troop in to tell us how this is obviously not anything that “real science” would advance – except this is real science, with real scientists and a peer-reviewed study.

~McQ

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15 Responses to Al Gore, Call Your Agent

  • In related news …
    Encouraged by Manuel Zelaya of Honduras, the Philadelphia Phillies have proposed an amendment to Major League Baseball rules that would make their team the permanent Champions of the World.
    Team spokesman Philly Phanatic said the world is so much happier with the Phillies at the top, so the league might as well freeze everything as it is.

    “The time to compete is over,” the Phanatic said. “The Phillies won. The question is settled. We all know which team is best. For the sake of peace, let us put our struggles behind us. Let none of us again be ‘against’ the other. With the Phillies as champions forever, the world most certainly will be a better place.
    “Thankyouverymuch.”

  • “The IPCC acknowledges in its 4th Assessment Report that ENSO conditions cannot be predicted more than about 12 months ahead, so the output of climate models that could not predict ENSO conditions were being compared to temperatures during a period that was dominated by those influences. It’s no wonder that model outputs have been so inaccurate, and it is clear that future modelling must incorporate the ENSO effect if it is to be meaningful.”

    To steal a phrase from David Kay … ‘We Were Almost All Wrong’ .. and so are the models.
    Once again, the “global concensus” was wrong.

  • As usual, you dense righties just pick the studies you like and ignore the overwhelming number of wise leftists and government bureaucrats who have decided that this is settled science. You’re obviously politically motivated to search for such studies, and you should be ashamed of your non-scientific, non-rational approach.

    My position on this issue, on the other hand, does not suffer from even an atom of political motivation. We wise leftists would just never do that because everything we believe is based on total rationality. Especially post-modernism.

    I’ve talked to climate scientists, and even though I don’t have a clue what they said because I don’t understand this grunt stuff in math and science, I’m completely certain that global warming is man-made, it is inevitable, and we need to give enormous powers to the US government to fight it. And I don’t either believe that because I’m a leftist who wants my side to rule over everyone, so stop saying that! But thank goodness the thinking of you thick righties is being swept aside. Now that the Bush regime is over (finally!) and we have a cool, collected, brilliant leader with a steady temperament and a Christlike visage, we can implement all those programs you mean and stupid righties have blocked for so long. So get used to it, righties.

  • I saw a report last night that there has been $79 billion spent by the US government over the last 2 decades trying to prove AGW and it related malities, while the “evil” old companies have pitched in about $200 million for “skeptics” studies who have had an amazing success picking apart their overfunded “peers”
     

  • here is the link to the full report you are referring too.  I wish somebody would take the first chart from the report and do an overlay with reported global temps over the same time frame.  Maybe we could say global warming is caused by all the funding it receives.

  • Now that the Bush regime is over (finally!) and we have a cool, collected, brilliant leader with a steady temperament and a Christlike visage, we can implement all those programs you mean and stupid righties have blocked for so long.

    Caught ya.  Erb would never capitalize Christlike

  • Al Gore is a blabbering stupidhead a egotistical jerk who received two undeserved awards i mean the biggist amount of HOT AIR comes from AL GORE and GREENPEACES fat blabbering pieholes

  • The investment in the hoax is so great now that it will take years to fade away, but not before as much harm as possible is done in its name.

    For the developing world this was intended as the new hybrid I’ll call “eco-eugenics.”

  • (Reuters) – Germany called a French idea to slap “carbon tariffs” on products from countries that are not trying to cut greenhouse gases a form of “eco-imperialism” and a direct violation of WTO rules.
    The issue of greenhouse tariffs has met bitter opposition from developing countries such as China and India, who count on the developed world to buy their exports as they build their economies in the face of the worst financial crisis in decades.

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