Yep, while warmists are crowing over the latest news from Berkeley, “Richard Muller, Koch brothers-funded scientist, declares global warming is real,” let us note the surprising, record snow fall back East. Ah, yes, even in the face of much evidence to the contrary, the warmists persist in their feckless quest for a return to respectability.
Go ahead and read the linked article – you’ll love the crowing in this ostensible news article. But note – this was funded by the despised Koch Foundation! The physicist made his conclusion public! And they allowed it! Meanwhile, many warmists refuse to let anyone see their data and review their methodology.
At the very end of the article, we see a caveat fromDr. Muller: “How much of the warming is due to humans and what will be the likely effects? We made no independent assessment of that.”
But wait! Here’s the WSJ editorial that Dr. Muller wrote, including much more detail. There are 314 comments on this Oct. 21, 2011 piece. Here’s the most recent comment:
“A leading member of Prof Muller’s team has accused him of trying to mislead the public by hiding the fact that BEST’s research shows global warming has stopped.
Prof Judith Curry, who chairs the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at America’s prestigious Georgia Institute of Technology, said that Prof Muller’s claim that he has proven global warming sceptics wrong was also a ‘huge mistake’, with no scientific basis.
Prof Curry is a distinguished climate researcher with more than 30 years experience and the second named co-author of the BEST project’s four research papers.”
IFO’s wonders why physicists are weighing in on this matter anyway? Last Saturday, speaking at the AMS meeting was an equally distinguished PhD physicist , Gordon Fulks, who was strongly skeptical. Okay, fine.
Many physicists are seriously lacking in common sense. We say this having been around many for ten years in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
And who can forget the physicist, we actually have forgotten his name, who fell for Uri Geller’s spoon-bending trick? It took a magician(!) to bust Geller. After he swept the table where Geller was to do the bending, the magician explained how the trick was done and demonstrated it. So, now where do you stand?
Investment lesson from this: look at how much reading has to be done to even understand, much less take a position, on complex matters.