Climate chaos? Don't believe it

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Tue, 07 Nov 2006 13:06:37 GMT  <== Science/Technology ==> 

Christopher Monckton at The Sunday Telegraph - a few reasons why the greenhouse gas theories are a hoax. Yes, the temperature may have risen recently, but no, not by as much as predicted, and it may have all been caused by rising input from the sun. At any rate, those who would scare us into accepting global communist government have told enough lies that they aren't to be trusted. [picks]

Next, the UN abolished the medieval warm period (the global warming at the end of the First Millennium AD). In 1995, David Deming, a geoscientist at the University of Oklahoma, had written an article reconstructing 150 years of North American temperatures from borehole data. He later wrote: "With the publication of the article in Science, I gained significant credibility in the community of scientists working on climate change. They thought I was one of them, someone who would pervert science in the service of social and political causes. One of them let his guard down. A major person working in the area of climate change and global warming sent me an astonishing email that said: 'We have to get rid of the Medieval Warm Period.' "

So they did. The UN's second assessment report, in 1996, showed a 1,000-year graph demonstrating that temperature in the Middle Ages was warmer than today. But the 2001 report contained a new graph showing no medieval warm period. It wrongly concluded that the 20th century was the warmest for 1,000 years. The graph looked like an ice hockey-stick. The wrongly flat AD1000-AD1900 temperature line was the shaft: the uptick from 1900 to 2000 was the blade...

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