Global warming is ‘no longer a planetary emergency’

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    Global warming is ‘no longer a planetary emergency’
    It’s official. The scare is over. The World Federation of Scientists, at its annual seminars on planetary emergencies, has been advised by its own climate monitoring panel that global warming is no longer a planetary emergency.

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    Last year’s magistral lecture to the Federation was by Professor Vaclav Klaus, then president of the Czech Republic, whose talk was entitled The manmade contribution to global warming is not a planetary emergency.

    President Klaus had said: “Current as well as realistically foreseeable global warming, and especially Man’s contribution to it, is not a planetary emergency which should bother us. … My reading both of the available data and of conflicting scientific arguments and theories allows me to argue that it is not global warming caused by human activity that is threatening us.”

    This year Dr. Christopher Essex, Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Western Ontario and chairman of the Federation’s permanent monitoring panel on climate, gave the Federation’s closing plenary session his panel’s confirmation that “Climate change in itself is not a planetary emergency.”

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    Professor Essex pointed out that history had shown illegitimate political movements inventing false emergencies to bypass democratic constraints on their quest for absolute power.

    The Earth’s climate, he said, is a dynamic and continually-changing system. “Human societies have lived and thriven under every conceivable climate, and modern technology makes adaptation to changing weather conditions entirely routine.”

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    On behalf of the climate monitoring panel, Professor Essex also spoke up for scientists who have been bullied, threatened or even dismissed for having dared to question the Party Line on climate. He said: “Our greatest concern at present is that the intellectual climate for scientific investigation of these matters has become so hostile and politicized that the necessary research and debate cannot freely take place.

    “Political constraints take the form of declaring the underlying science to be settled when it clearly is not; defunding or denigrating research that is perceived to threaten the case for renewable energy; or the use of odious pejoratives like “denialist” to describe dissent from officially-sanctioned views on climate science.”

    Professors Bob Carter and Murry Salby, who had questioned the severity of Man’s influence on the climate, were both ejected by their universities this year.​

    I believe someone was saying something about a consensus...?
     
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    And it seems like [MENTION=13758]Old Rocks[/MENTION] is wrong.
     
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    World Federation of Scientists (Permanent Monitoring Panel ? Climatology) weirdness ? Stoat.

    It has to be weird – the potty peer is pushing it:


    Last year’s magistral lecture to the Federation was by Professor Vaclav Klaus, then president of the Czech Republic, whose talk was entitled The manmade contribution to global warming is not a planetary emergency… This year Dr. Christopher Essex, Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Western Ontario and chairman of the Federation’s permanent monitoring panel on climate, gave the Federation’s closing plenary session his panel’s confirmation that “Climate change in itself is not a planetary emergency.”

    Anyone vaguely up on reality will be wondering how on Earth VK or Essex ended up giving lectures on climate.

    If you look back to, say, 2011 you see that things are sane – I don’t know all the folk there, but the panel has members like Mario Molina (USA); Neville Nichols (Australia); Warren Washington (USA). These are all well known folk whose views carry weight. And there’s a not-terribly-exciting statement about needing data.

    Fast forward to 2012 and Essex is chair of the panel. And, err, that’s it for people on the panel. Its just Essex, all alone (so in the quote above, where Essex gave the Federation’s closing plenary session his panel’s confirmation he really wasn’t joking – it is his panel all alone-io). Suddenly the panel has no members, and no associate members, and has nothing to say. Its statements are “Being revised” – or rather, they were said to be in that state in 2012 and still are now. So Essex, having captured the panel, and either thrown everyone out (or more likely they simply wouldn’t work with him) is left with an empty toy. Perhaps the panel will try to tell us that global temperature doesn’t exist again.

    Presumably it helped Essex that Zichichi is prez of the WFS. Z has the unenviable distinction of not having his wiki page edit warred over. According to that page, Bethe said of him: “excellent organizer, mediocre physicist”.



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    Being revised since 2012? Seems we have something amiss here.

    PMP - Climatology

    Permanent Monitoring Panel -
    Climatology

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    Members of the Panel:

    Chairman:
    Christopher Essex (CANADA)

    Members:


    Associate Panel Members:


    (Associate Panel Members are a community of scientists who provide support and expertise for the working of the Permanent Monitoring Panel.)

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    Summary of the Emergency

    Being revised.

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    Priorities in dealing with the Emergency

    Being revised.
     
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    They have Christofer Monkton speaking, a person with zero scientific credentials. And they fail to even link to the speech you refer to. Apperantly to ashamed of what was said to link to it.

    45th Session, Planetary Emergencies
     
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    Do you actually think that these views are shared by the majority of climate scientists? Are you unfamiliar with Vaclav Klaus? Sheesh!

    Get real
     
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    Roxy's gettin' a little desperate. :lol:
     
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    And yet, oddly, despite the breathless claims...a scientific society is no longer toeing the line.

    The wheels are coming off, gentlemen.
     
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    World Federation of Scientists changes its policy: ?Climate change in itself is not a planetary emergency.? | Fabius Maximus

    {Essex said} “Human societies have lived and thriven under every conceivable climate, and modern technology makes adaptation to changing weather conditions entirely routine.” The increasing fraction of CO2 in the air could be expected to result in some warming, but it had been accepted that “the benefits of food production and the relief of starvation overwhelm concerns about the potential climate changes induced by land-surface modification.”

    … “Our greatest concern at present is that the intellectual climate for scientific investigation of these matters has become so hostile and politicized that the necessary research and debate cannot freely take place. Political constraints take the form of declaring the underlying science to be settled when it clearly is not; defunding or denigrating research that is perceived to threaten the case for renewable energy; or the use of odious pejoratives like “denialist” to describe dissent from officially-sanctioned views on climate science.”

    So this is what the fake British Lord stated that Essex said. Yet the World Federation of Scientists does not link to his lecture as they do for almost every other lecture presented. And the page says under revision for since 2012. But the prior page stated exactly the opposite of what is being touted now. And any scientific organization that would accept a charalatan like Monkton, who has zero scientific credentials and has been caught publically lying many times, has lost it's credibility as a scientific organization.
     
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    At this point, as per their website, they have no policy, yay or nay. And the majority of scientists that belong to that organization are probably reconsidering their membership. This is what happened when the American Association of Petroleum Geologists denyed global warming. Enough members threatoned to quit that they had to change their policy statement.

    American Association of Petroleum Geologists - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    In 2006 the AAPG was criticized for selecting Michael Crichton for their Journalism Award for Jurassic Park and "for his recent science-based thriller State of Fear", in which Crichton exposed his skeptical view of global warming.[5] Daniel P. Schrag, a geochemist who directs the Harvard University Center for the Environment, called the award "a total embarrassment" that he said "reflects the politics of the oil industry and a lack of professionalism" on the association's part.[6] The AAPG's award for journalism lauded "notable journalistic achievement, in any medium, which contributes to public understanding of geology, energy resources or the technology of oil and gas exploration." The name of the journalism award has since been changed to the "Geosciences in the Media" Award.[7]

    The criticism drew attention to the AAPG's 1999 position statement[8] formally rejecting the likelihood of human influence on recent climate. The Council of the American Quaternary Association wrote in a criticism of the award that the "AAPG stands alone among scientific societies in its denial of human-induced effects on global warming."[9]

    As recently as March 2007, articles in the newsletter of the AAPG Division of Professional Affairs stated that "the data does not support human activity as the cause of global warming"[10] and characterize the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports as "wildly distorted and politicized."[11]

    2007 AAPG revised position[edit source]

    Acknowledging that the association's previous policy statement on Climate Change was "not supported by a significant number of our members and prospective members",[12] AAPG's formal stance was reviewed and changed in July 2007.

    The new statement formally accepts human activity as at least one contributor to carbon dioxide increase, but does not confirm its link to climate change, saying its members are "divided on the degree of influence that anthropogenic CO2 has" on climate. AAPG also stated support for "research to narrow probabilistic ranges on the effect of anthropogenic CO2 on global climate."[13]

    AAPG also withdrew its earlier criticism of other scientific organizations and research stating, "Certain climate simulation models predict that the warming trend will continue, as reported through NAS, AGU, AAAS, and AMS. AAPG respects these scientific opinions but wants to add that the current climate warming projections could fall within well-documented natural variations in past climate and observed temperature data. These data do not necessarily support the maximum case scenarios forecast in some models."
     

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