Wednesday, November 25, 2015
What fun! New nonsense from Lewandowsky!
The king of dodgy climate research strikes again! He claims to be researching global warming but once again he is looking at what people are doing rather than what the climate is doing. Instead of looking at the evidence for the global warming "pause", he looks at what people say about it. His findings? Warmist writers disagree about the details of it! We should worry!
The only thing that matters is temperature, measured as accurately as possible, not people's comments on it. So let me yet again bore everybody by pointing to the evidence about global temperatures:
The satellites are the only way of obtaining a truly global temperature reading and for the last 18 years they just show random fluctuations around a constant mean. Here's the graph:
And even the annual terrestrial datasets show no statistically significant global temperature change over the last 18 years.
So there's the evidence that Lewandowsky closed his eyes to! No "agreed definition" there. Just the facts
Now hear the oracle:
The study analysed scientific articles spanning the last 15 years which addressed this widely discussed 'pause' in global warming.
Though the term has been used in scientific circles for years, it has no agreed upon definition.
A new study from the University of Bristol, UK analyzed 40 peer-reviewed scientific articles between 2009 and 2014.
The study found that there was no conclusive definition to address a 'pause' in global warming, and there was no agreement on when it began or ends.
While scientists may refer to this pause in global warming, the researchers say that this comes with the greater understanding that climate change will not stop, and does not imply otherwise.
Professor Lewandowsky warns that continued use of this term is hazardous to public knowledge.
Now, the researchers are saying this is because it doesn't exist.
With no substantial evidence to support the idea of a pause in global warming, the study concluded that continued use of the term could be hazardous to public understanding of climate change issues.
The team from the University of Bristol was led by Professor Stephan Lewandowsky of Bristol's School of Experimental Psychology and the Cabot Institute, and analysed 40 peer-reviewed articles published between 2009 and 2014.
Posted by John J. Ray (M.A.; Ph.D.).