Scientists pull an about face on global warming
Imagine if Pope Benedict gave a speech saying the Catholic Church has had it wrong all these centuries; there is no reason priests shouldn't marry. That might generate the odd headline, no?
Prof. Mojib Latif of Germany's Leibniz Institute has changed his mind on runaway warming.
In fact he is clearly trying to extricate himself from the theory.
Latif is one of the leading climate modellers in the world. He is the recipient of several international climate-study prizes and a lead author for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
He has contributed significantly to the IPCC's last two five-year reports that have stated unequivocally that man-made greenhouse emissions are causing the planet to warm dangerously.
Yet last week in Geneva, at the UN's World Climate Conference--an annual gathering of the so-called "scientific consensus" on man-made climate change -- Latif conceded the Earth has not warmed for nearly a decade and that we are likely entering "one or even two decades during which temperatures cool."
The global warming theory has been based all along on the idea that the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans would absorb much of the greenhouse warming caused by a rise in man-made carbon dioxide, then they would let off that heat and warm the atmosphere and the land.
But as Latif pointed out, the Atlantic, and particularly the North Atlantic, has been cooling instead. And it looks set to continue a cooling phase for 10 to 20 more years.
It's about time our inept Government especially Micheal Martin, should stop making fools of themselves and the public.
Saying Climate Change is caused by CO2 gas is like saying the banks are sufficiently capitalised. It was obvious to anyone with a modicum of intelligence that the banks were bust long before our TD's started to notice and long before the Regulator and Central bank did anything about it.
When a major author of the IPCC's report is admitting the Climate is cooling and wont warm for another 10 or 20 years, it means the game is up on the science of "Climate Change".
The Lisbon Treaty and impending Carbon Taxes must be strongly opposed for that reason.