Sunday, 3 July 2011

The International Climate Science Coalition’s strategic plan

The ICSC published their strategic plan called Winning Hearts and Minds to Climate and Energy Reality. Interesting to see what this well know climate sceptic group thinks it should focus on : the general public.

The document contains some plain right bullshit (yeah sorry for using that word):

Climategate was seen by many as conclusive evidence of corruption among IPCC scientists.

Several committees have researched the emails and all came to the same conclusion : not a single trace of corruption was found.

Glaciergate, Amazongate, Kiwigate and serious challenges to the credibility of IPCC Chair Dr. Rajendra Pachauri put the IPCC and their governmental supporters in compromised position.

Well, i’ll give them that point : even though the errors were minor and not have any influence they shouldn’t have been in the report. Even when you cannot expect such a huge report to be totally flawless, those errors do compromise IPCC’s credibility.

Professor Phil Jones of the U.K.’s Climatic Research Unit (and lead author of the IPCC chapter on temperatures) admitted that there has been no statistically-significant warming for 15 years.

The climate temperature signal is influence by many factors, causing a lot of ‘noise’ in the short term trend.Climate is defined over a long-term period for a reason : short term trend lines are meaningless. But actually, two days before the ICS report was published, Phil Jones remarked the trend since 1995 now IS statistically significant.

"Hockey stick" promoters finally acknowledged that there indeed was a Medieval Warm period.

Haven’t ever seen them state there wasn’t actually, but could be i missed something.

“Global warming” was insignificant in the first decade of the 21st century,

It actually was the warmest decade in hundreds of years.

arctic sea ice is recovering,

Err, really ?

global cyclone energy is at a 30-year low and 2011 started with record low temperatures and unusually heavy snowfall in the Northern Hemisphere.
Which record low temperature ? Snowfall is correlated with temperatures, but it doesn’t simply imply snow is only an indicator for cold temperatures as warmer air contains more moisture : more snowfall actually can indicate it became warmer !

ICSC clearly isn’t interested in science. Maybe that’s why their main audience is the general public, people who aren’t able to detect the flaws in their work ?

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