Tuesday, November 01, 2011

The Climate Scam Continues

In an attempt to revive climate hype, a chart by a Berkeley scientist claims to show global warming has not slowed. In fact, what it shows is no warming for the last 11 years. Self-proclaimed climate skeptic Richard Muller, professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley, made quite a splash recently in the Wall Street Journal with his compilation of data from ground stations and conclusion that the earth has warmed since the 1950s and continues to warm. Muller's team, the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) project, concluded that the average land temperature has risen 1 degree Centigrade — or about 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit — since the mid-1950s. Not so fast, says Professor Judith Curry, a distinguished climate researcher with more than 30 years experience and the second named co-author of the BEST project's four research papers. Curry, who chairs the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at prestigious Georgia Institute of Technology, says the project's research data show there has been no increase in world temperatures since the end of the 1990s. Despite being the second named co-author, Curry was not informed of or consulted about either the release of any study data or of Muller's conclusions, which involved private briefings with selected media outlets. That may be for good reason, since an analysis of the data by other respected analysts shows Muller's conclusions to be wrong, and perhaps deliberately so...more

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