So if the models are so hopelessly riddled with errors and uncertainty that an anthropogenic radiative forcing signal cannot be distinguished from noise, or if the total magnitude of the warming attributed to humans is one-tenth to one-hundredth of the error or uncertainty ranges, why are those who dare question the degree to which humans affect the Earth’s climate branded as “deniers” of science?
Tuesday, 13 July 2010
Don't let your children near St Thomas University, Mrs Worthington...
A Professor Abraham of St Thomas University in the States published a snide, superficial, supercilious, and super-silly online presentation that presumably reflected his teaching style, his integrity, and his grasp of climate science.
The C3 site describes him as the 'Bozo of St Thomas':
Viscount Monckton, whose earlier presentation was the target of Abraham's, has replied at length. After first giving Abraham a month to explain himself and respond to Monckton's concerns. Answer was there none.
You can reach the offending presentation (83 minutes, with soundtrack and slides) and get Monckton's detailed response in a pdf file via here:
Or you can get the rebuttal directly from the SPPI site here: http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/reprint/response_to_john_abraham.html
Monckton's response would be a good gift for a senior school pupil looking for a suitable university and a suitable degree. It will encourage them to be very careful where they go, as well as show them how a civilised man debates.
Who knows how many Abraham-clones there are in the UK alone?