One of the IPCC scientific team members just quit over the obvious lack of ethics by the IPCC Panel. In an open letter, Chris Landsea, of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said:
"I personally cannot in good faith continue to contribute to a process that I view as both being motivated by pre-conceived agendas and being scientifically unsound."
Landsea is one of the world's top hurricane experts, who was asked by a lead author of the IPCC's Fourth Assessment Report, to develop a segment on the impact of global warming
on the future intensity of hurricanes. All previous IPCC Assessment Reports said that there is no scientific evidence that there is a relationship between global warming and an increase in hurricane and other severe weather frequency or intensity. Reports by Landsea and others cited in my earlier blog posts provide no scientific evidence to change this conclusion.
In typical fashion for the Kyoto crew , Lead Author, Dr. Kevin Trenberth, participated in a press conference that proclaimed: "Experts to warn global warming likely to continue spurring more outbreaks of intense hurricane activity." Landsea had told Trenberth that the science did not support such claims. But the advocates never cared about the data, they are advocates, not scientists.
Trenberth and the IPCC hierarchy ignored Landsea' protest, just like they ignore data that does not support their model.
The popular press picks up all of the "chicken little" headings, but will ignore this story because it is "outside the box." Makes you wonder whatthe next IPCC report will say about severe weather scenarios. We already know what the data says.
Wednesday, February 02, 2005
Thousands of Iraqis had to walk miles to vote with roads closed for security reasons. It is difficult to overstate the significance of these images in the Moslem world. How consistently wrong does the Left and its Media buddies have to be before more folks start ignoring them? The trend will accelerate in 2005: you cannot beat hope and inspiration with defeatism and dispair.