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Last updated on March 6th, 2018 at 12:31 am
“Sir Nicholas Stern’s report on the economics of climate change, which was published last week, says that the debate is over,” writes Christopher Monckton. “It isn’t.” Not by a long shot. In fact, gloibal woimenisers now fear being shouted down by brutal warming doubters, as New Scientist reports:
Kevin Trenberth reckons he is a marked man. He has argued that last year’s devastating Atlantic hurricane season, which spawned hurricane Katrina, was linked to global warming. For the many politicians and minority of scientists who insist there is no evidence for any such link, Trenberth’s views are unacceptable and some have called for him step down from an international panel studying climate change. “The attacks on me are clearly designed to get me fired or to resign,” says Trenberth.
But the debate is over! John Quiggin said so!
The attacks fit a familiar pattern. Sceptics have also set their sights on scientists who have spoken out about the accelerating meltdown of the ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica and the thawing of the planet’s permafrost …
Don’t these monsters recognise the consensus?
One of those who knows only too well what it is like to come under attack from climate change sceptics is Ben Santer of the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory in California. The lead author of a chapter in the 1995 IPCC report that talked for the first time about the “discernible human influence on global climate”, he was savaged by sceptics and accused of introducing this wording without consulting colleagues who had helped write the chapter.
For “savaged by sceptics”, read “debate not over”.
UPDATE. Despite the debate being over, the SMH’s Geoff Spencer would still like to know: are you a glavin warmenizing sceptic?
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