Originally Posted by senormechanico
Ted Cruz can see through it:
A few climate scientists have now scanned through the research
literature of the time. For 1965 to 1979, they found seven articles that predicted cooling
, 44 that predicted warming and 20 that were neutral. The results are being published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.
Global warming / climate change
You been Luntzed
, over and over and over (Sort of rhymes with "dunced")
Frank Luntz Memorandum to Bush White House, 2002
"A compelling story, even if factually inaccurate, can be more emotionally compelling than a dry recitation of the truth."
"As with those other issues, the first (and most important) step to neutralizing the problem and eventually bringing people around to your point of view on environmental issues is to convince them of your sincerity and concern." Once you can fake sincerity, you have it in the bag.
"Voters believe that there is no consensus about global warming within the scientific community. Should the public come to believe that the scientific issues are settled, their views about global warming will change accordingly. Therefore, you need to continue to make the lack of scientific certainty a primary issue in the debate, and defer to scientists and other experts in the field."
"The scientific debate is closing [against us] but not yet closed. There is still a window of opportunity to challenge the science."
" It’s time for us to start talking about “climate change” instead of global warming
1. “Climate change” is less frightening than “global warming.” As one focus group participant noted, climate change “sounds like you’re going from Pittsburgh to Fort Lauderdale
.” While global warming has catastrophic connotations attached to it, climate change suggests a more controllable and less emotional challenge. "
“Straight Talk” Memorandum written by GOP consultant Frank Luntz [ he who invented The Contract
With America in 1994]. The Memo’s ideas have apparently been utilized by Republican congressional and executive leaders since approximately the end of 2002. These pages 131-146constitute the wide-ranging memorandum’s section on environment
The IPCC has been around since 1988 - care to guess what the CC stands for.
From the RSS
- the satellite
data to which Cruz refers.
The Recent Slowing in the Rise of Global Temperatures
Monday, September 22, 2014
Recently, a number of articles in the mainstream press have pointed out that there appears to have been little or no change in globally averaged temperature over the last two decades. Because of this, we are getting a lot of questions along the lines of “I saw this plot on a denialist web site. Is this really your data?” While some of these reports have “cherry-picked” their end points to make their evidence seem even stronger, there is not much doubt that the rate of warming since the late 1990’s is less than that predicted by most of the IPCC AR5 simulations of historical climate. This can be seen in the RSS
data, as well as most other temperature datasets. For example, the figure below is a plot of the temperature anomaly (departure from normal) of the lower troposphere over the past 35 years from the RSS “Temperature Lower Troposphere” (TLT) dataset. For this plot we have averaged over almost the entire globe, from 80S to 80N, and used the entire TLT dataset, starting from 1979. (The denialists really like to fit trends starting in 1997, so that the huge 1997-98 ENSO event is at the start of their time series, resulting in a linear fit with the smallest possible slope.)
The Recent Slowing in the Rise of Global Temperatures | Remote Sensing Systems
Galileo was persecuted for a heliocentric universe, not a spherical earth. Science has known that the earth is sphere since at least the 3rd century BC when Eratosthenes calculated its circumference.
His last comments are alarmist.