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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Scott Mandia: Heartland Institute’s Non-Experts: “You Experts Are All Wrong!”

Heartland Institute’s Non-Experts: “You Experts Are All Wrong!”

by Scott Mandia, "Global Warming: Man or Myth" blog, May 19, 2011
Readers, as usual, my comments are in red.
Excerpts from the press release about Heartland Institute’s latest laugh-fest [from their alternate universe]:
“The Heartland Institute will host its sixth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-6) on June 30 and July 1 in Washington, DC. Heartland will be joined in Washington by dozens of think tank cosponsors and hundreds of scientists in an effort to restore the scientific method [OMG]to its rightful place in the debate over the causes, consequences, and implications of climate change.”
“The theme of the conference, Restoring the Scientific Method, acknowledges the fact that claims of scientific certainty and predictions of climate catastrophes are based on post-normal science [huh? tell that to the thousands of researchers who do rigorous studies, who spend years and years on their work, often at low pay], which substitutes claims of consensus for the scientific method. This choice has had terrible consequences for science and society.”
“The scientists speaking at this conference, and the hundreds [hope springs eternal even among the self-deluded] more who are expected to attend, are committed to restoring the scientific method. This means abandoning the failed hypothesis [failed how? in your parallel universe where up is down and black is white?] of man-made climate change, and using real science and sound economics to improve our understanding of the planet’s ever-changing climate.”
The 16 speakers listed in the table below are supposedly going to restore the scientific method and show us all why human-caused climate change is a failed hypothesis because all of those darned experts are just plain wrong!  A summary of their peer-reviewed climate science publications after 2005 appears below. Anybody who has not published after 2005 is in no position to speak. Papers in Energy & Environment were not counted because many do not consider that publication to be a rigorous peer-reviewed science journal [yeah, it is a piece of garbage -- don't try to get tenure by publishing in it]. See:
Even if included, there were only a few people listed below that would have had one or two more papers added to their total. Excluding E&E did not significantly change the results [LOL].
Timothy F. Ball, Ph.D.
Larry Bell
Alan Carlin, Ph.D.
Robert “Bob” Carter, Hon. FRSNZ
Steve Goreham
Christopher Horner, J.D.
Craig Idso, Ph.D.
Robert O. Mendelsohn, Ph.D.
Patrick J. Michaels, Ph.D.
Harrison Schmitt, Ph.D.
David Schnare
S. Fred Singer, Ph.D.
Willie Soon, Ph.D.
Roy W. Spencer, Ph.D.
David G. Tuerck, Ph.D.
Anthony Watts
[35] Dr. Mendelsohn’s 35 papers do not address the causes of climate change but instead are focused on agricultural and economical impacts of climate change.  He cannot speak to the “failed hypothesis of man-made climate change.”
9/16 (56%) have ZERO climate-science-related peer-reviewed papers since 2005 so they should just sit down.
Look at the remaining people in the list above, try not to chuckle, and ask yourself if you think these people are in any position to overturn the overwhelming evidence for man-made climate change.

1 comment:

Gail Zawacki said...

Climate zombies are planning to crash the party - if anyone else wants to join in the fun please contact me!