September 14, 2007

Climate Change is Redundant

Just when the alarmists have people nearly convinced that "the debate is over", along come 300 or so killjoy scientists publishing peer-reviewed research that runs counter to much of the anthropogenic global warming dogma. Which is good, because I missed that debate when we had it. This "other" research has existed for some time, of course, but a new book is documenting it, maybe for Debate II - The Sequel.

A new analysis of peer-reviewed literature reveals that more than 500 scientists have published evidence refuting at least one element of current man-made global warming scares. More than 300 of the scientists found evidence that 1) a natural moderate 1,500-year climate cycle has produced more than a dozen global warmings similar to ours since the last Ice Age and/or that 2) our Modern Warming is linked strongly to variations in the sun's irradiance. "This data and the list of scientists make a mockery of recent claims that a scientific consensus blames humans as the primary cause of global temperature increases since 1850," said Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Dennis Avery.

Other researchers found evidence that 3) sea levels are failing to rise importantly; 4) that our storms and droughts are becoming fewer and milder with this warming as they did during previous global warmings; 5) that human deaths will be reduced with warming because cold kills twice as many people as heat; and 6) that corals, trees, birds, mammals, and butterflies are adapting well to the routine reality of changing climate.

Despite being published in such journals such as Science, Nature and Geophysical Review Letters, these scientists have gotten little media attention. "Not all of these researchers would describe themselves as global warming skeptics," said Avery, "but the evidence in their studies is there for all to see."

There's also a pretty good roundup of links to scientists and research contrary to the man-made global warming orthodoxy, in a post written by a 19-year old Canadian college student. (via Dr. Sanity)

Related:

Jonathan Adler reviews the new Lomborg book

Posted by dan at September 14, 2007 7:45 PM