Thorner: Questions about whether global warming is a hoax? Hop on these calls

September 8, 2013

GI_96016_2013_nipcc_coverBy Nancy Thorner –

Maybe you think the whole global warming phenomenon is a hoax. You’re not as unusual as you may think. Several scientists and their findings have been gathered by Chicago’s Heartland Institute, and they’re ready to answer your questions on an ongoing conference call series.

Covered in Part 1, Heartland Institute announces the release of Climate Change Reconsidered II:  Physical Sciencewas how the Heartland Institute is preparing for the release of the first volume of Climate Change Reconsidered II on Sept. 17. The report, three years in the making, is a massive 1,200-page collection of science that refutes the alarmist claims of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Three conference calls remain in Heartland’s conference call series.  These calls will feature authors and contributors that will discuss the findings of Climate Change Reconsidered II:  Physical Science and answer questions.  Registration for the calls are through Robin Knox at Heartland Institute: rknox@heartland.org or call 312/377-4000

  • Climate Models – Tuesday, September 10 at 1:00 EST/Noon CST, featuring CCR-II lead chapter author Dr. Anthony R. Lupo, who is associate professor of atmospheric science in the Department of Soil, Environmental, and Atmospheric Science at the University of Missouri
  • Climate Change Reconsidered II Release Day – Tuesday, September 17 at 1:00 EST/Noon CST
  • Response to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report – Tuesday, September 24 at 1:00 EST/Noon CST
Reports by the International Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) have been highly selective in their review of climate science and controversial with regard to the projections of future climate change.It is therefore important that Heartland’s release information of Climate Change Reconsidered II:  Physical Science on September 17 is shared and acted upon so that rebuttals are fast and furious when the IPCC releases its own WG1(Working Group) — The Physical Science Basis — in Stockholm, Sweden, September 23-26.  Its purpose:  to provide the public with an update of knowledge on the scientific, technical and socio-economic aspects of climate change.

Of particular interest is the IPCC’s presentation of 171 global warming and climate change “myths” sorted by recent popularity vs. what science says, compiled from the 2007 IPCC Climate Change report.  It is a upside-down report in which the IPCC is using “What Science Says” according to its own interpretation, as the basis for discrediting what it labels as Climate Myths.  In reality, the 171 climate myths listed are not myths at all, but instead form the basis of challenges and disputes set forth by highly qualified and respected climate scientists who take issue with the controversial and inaccurate message put out by the IPCC to convince the public that CO2 is the cause of man-made global warming and that its consequences are catastrophic if not checked.

With this deception in mind, the initial Heartland Institute exclusive conference call on Tuesday, September 3rd laid out the premise of the seven-chapter report through an overview of the report and a preview of what is in the report.  CCR-II features quotations  taken directly from an extensive collection of peer-reviewed studies that contradict major parts of the IPPC’s narrative.

Hosted by Joseph Bast, President and CEO of the Heartland Institute, and Craig D. Idso, one of three lead authors of Climate Change Reconsidered II, what the IPCC calls myths are dismembered with peer-related, independent assessments of the Climate Change debate with an intent to show how the IPCC’s so-called scientific findings are riddled with inaccuracies and misrepresentations.

What are some of the IPCC myths that are exposed as hog-wash in Climate Change Reconsidered II?

  • According to IPCC predictions:  There will be a rise in temperature of 2 – 4 degrees Centigrade in the next 100 years, even though the manifestation of cycles in temperature appear like clockwork.  On temperature records, during the last 15 years the trend has been flat.  Temperature did increase a bit back in the 1970’s to 1998, but going back 10, 20, 30, 100, and even 1000 years there were temperature that were both higher and lower.
  • According to IPCC predictions:  Reports of ice melt foretells of more extreme weather events.  As such the melting of glaciers is the first sign of man-made global warming, the culprit being CO2.  Instead, Antarctica sea ice is at record levels and has been expanding since the 1950’s toward the equator.  While there has been some shrinkage of ice in the Arctic, Arctic sea ice is way off its low.
  • According to IPCC and what its science says:  Rise in CO2 must cause rises in the temperature.  IPCC ignores the solar influence.  Instead, studies that track warming and cooling periods over thousands of years have found that temperature leads first by 800 to 2000 years. The Little Ice Age ended about 300 years ago.  The slight increase in temperature occurring from the 1970’s to 1998 indicates a recovery from the Little Ice Age.

Other Conclusions:

  • CO2, instead of being described as the culprit of global warming, should be thought of as the beneficial gas that allows us to remain alive on this earth.
  • Water vapor comprises 95% of greenhouse gasses.
  • The IPCC has grossly overestimated climate sensitivity.
  • Computer models are just not up to the task in predicting temperature, changes in precipitation, extreme weather, etc.
  • Climate and temperature does change naturally.  In order to support its theory that human carbon dioxide emissions are causing dangerous global warming, any change must be explained outside the bounds of natural variation such as the melting of the glaciers, the rising of the sea level, all of which have remained fairly constant.
  • There is no silver bullet in the debate to persuade global alarmists that their findings are based on flawed and manipulated data via climate models, etc.

As stated by Craig D. Idso in his closing comments:

Climate Change II was a mammoth undertaking, an incredible volume and an independent assessment that carries a lot of weight and challenges the IPPC.  It took thousands of hours to produce the 1,200 page report, an authoritative study containing 4 – 5,000 articles in peer literature.

Bast and Idso asked people to register for the calls on Sept. 10, 17, and the 24.  Also report the release of the Climate Change Reconsidered II on your blogs, web posts, newsletters, Facebook, etc. and be ready to defend the report when released digitally and publicly at a news conference in Chicago on Tuesday, Sept. 17th.

A new website will soon be up and operating at The Heartland Institute regarding the pending September 17th release of Climate Change Reconsidered II and the controversy it might trigger both here and abroad.

Sunday, September 08, 2013 at 10:00 AM | Permalink

Part 1:  Published Friday, September 8, 2013

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