Monday, June 2, 2008

Rajendra Pachauri -say sorry!

RK Pachauri, Sunita Narain, Al Gore and many,many others who have been blaming the devastation of cyclone Nargis on Global Warming -now it is time to admit mistakes and humbly apologize.

This latest research gem appears in a recent issue of Geophysical Research Letters, and the work was conducted by a team of climatologists employed in Melbourne at the National Climate Centre of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. Kuleshov et al. note that “Concern about the enhanced greenhouse effect affecting TC frequency and intensity has grown over recent decades. Recently, trends in global TC activity for the period 1970 to 2004 have been examined by Webster et al. [2005]. They concluded that no global trend has yet emerged in the total number of tropical storms and hurricanes.”

We at World Climate Report could not agree more, and the scientific evidence is overwhelming on the subject of global warming and hurricane frequency! Imagine the reaction we would get if we claimed “the science is settled” and the “debate is over” – hurricanes are not becoming more frequent! Yet, you can visit thousands of websites claiming that hurricanes are becoming more frequent thanks to the ongoing buildup of greenhouse gases. Climate change alarmists make this claim over and over, the claim is almost never challenged, and the claim is simply not consistent with reality. Give the global warmers credit – from school kids to grandmas, they have the world believing that hurricanes are definitely increasing in frequency, when nothing could be further from the truth.
Had these scientists found an increase in the total number of tropical cyclones in the Southern Hemisphere, they would need to hire press agents to handle the global coverage. Their work would be front page news all over the world, Time and Newsweek would be all over the story, and thousands of web pages would trumpet the results. However, they found no trends, or even downward trends, in total tropical cyclone frequency over a huge area of the planet – coverage at World Climate Report is about all they can expect.

(via the excellent Andrew Bolt)

(Abstract of the paper here)

(emphasis mine)