Friday, December 04, 2009

Climate consensus summarised

Your humble Devil has been travelling all over the country for the last two weeks, so I apologise for the lack of posts. I shall attempt to rectify this sad deficit at the weekend but, in the meantime, here's a neat little diagram—pinched from Prodicus—explaining how the consensus on anthropogenic climate change is sustained.

A picture really is worth a thousand words, eh?


Anonymous said...

Inverted pyramids? Professor Stott used that phrase on the BBC today.

You can listen here:

Anonymous said...

Loved last night's BBC 10 O'clock news: a snippet on an inhouse investigation into CRU falsified data (less than a minute long?) followed by a report from the Sahara. Apparently it doesn't rain very often there...because of AGW. ABSOLUTE BOLLOX!

Dominic Allkins said...

Anon... surely you didn't expect Pravda to say anything else??

Tomrat said...

Proof that they are doomed:

When your considered too corrupt for the Oscars you know your screwed.

The Pedant-General said...

"A picture really is worth a thousand words, eh?"

I think you'll find my CRUdGate post was TWO thousand words DK.

But hey, Iain took me to task for being a windbag and, judging by this diagram, he was right!

Francis Turner said...

That looks even better than my "garden wall metaphor"

DocBud said...

I think "political opportunism by governments and environmental lobby groups" would be better for the red box. And perhaps "inadequate modelling".

It does rather nicely capture the reality that most scientists in the AGW camp have not carried out fundamental research into the question: are humans responsible for a significant amount of global warming? What they have done is accepted that this is the case based on the work of a small number of scientists and then carried out research into the (strangely always negative) effects of climate change (e.g. increase in prostitution) which is then attributed to humans, but which could just as easily be attributed to natural factors. The problem is that twats like Ed Miliband can still go on the BBC and talk about "one e-mail cannot undermine the work of 4000 scientists." Which brings you back to political opportunism, these bastards don't want to make policy based on the best information available, they really don't care whether the science is a crock or not, they just want to use it for their own ends.

The Green Goblin said...

Mr Brown says we are all very naughty flat-earthers.

I think I'd rather be that than a nasty, devious, incompetent, bogy-eating, Marxist scot with delusions of grandeur and a nice line in lies, hubris and being an ego-maniac who thinks much more about his image than the job he is supposed to be doing.

crutchm1962 said...

So I'm a "flatearther" Mr Brown. Rather that than a totally discredited moron intent on using the last days of what little power he has left to instole a scorched earth policy on the British people.
This flateather didn't worry about the milleniumn bug and saved the company 1000's. Swin flu? bad cold take an asprin and get over it. Time and again we are duped into worring about nothing. Global warming..this years hoola hoop.