Monday, March 27, 2006

Government Ministers at Centre of Driving Our Talent Out

A senior scientist has taken issue with the ineptitude displayed by Pete (Slugger) Hodgson in addressing climate change issues. In the words of the scientist - the Government's policy is chaotic. In his words "Pete Hodgson stuffed it up".

As if this is not bad enough - I listened to Dr Jim Salinger the Climate Change apologist at NIWA on moaning report today - banging on about how the 20th Century was typified by consistently rising temperatures as a result of CO2 and global warming.

Salinger ignores the cold facts:
In the 60's and 70's the scientific community was talking of a coming Ice Age - yep that's right all you Values Party fanatics
The increase over the whole of C20th was 0.5C! See here

There is now considerable disquiet at the accuracy of the UN intergovernmental climate change model, viz;
- (at a recent conference) Hans Von Storch was adamant that paleo-climate researchers must make their data available. He showed a chart suggesting that recent temperature trends were highly correlated to the level of unemployment in Germany (upstaging Steve who later showed a chart relating temperature trends to an index of stock prices)
Real doubt as to the accuracy of temperature recording 100 years ago

(as the conference droned on) Cuffey also asked most of the presenters whether the science was such that we could determine the average century-scale temperature 1000 years ago within 0.5 degrees centigrade. Every presenter said ‘no’ – except for Mann who claimed we know the average century-scale temperature 1000 years ago within 0.2 degrees centigrade.

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