A Tangled Web posts that 2005 data from NASA’s Mars Global Surveyor and Odyssey missions revealed that the carbon dioxide “ice caps” near Mars’s south pole had been diminishing for three summers in a row. So it would seem to add to the evidence that the long-term increase in solar irradiance is heating both Earth and Mars which of course rather undermines the human Co2 global warming scam.
Also this morning Tim Worstall links to a Guardian article by their Science editor Robin McKie who puts the boot into Channel 4 The Great Global Warming Swindle, which is described as a documentary which says claims that carbon emissions are causing global warming are ‘lies’ and that attempts to debate the subject are being suppressed.
McKie says “the programme is an astonishing foray into the debate. Certainly, there many reasons to deride it. Its contents are largely untrue, for a start. That is Channel 4′s problem. Yet a couple of important points do emerge from this nonsense and we should not make the mistake of ignoring them.”
Before launching into a virulent Ad Hominem attack
“To back his case, director Martin Durkin interviews climate-change deniers including Phillip Stott, Piers Corbyn, Nigel Calder and Nigel Lawson who reveal their antipathy to the idea we are altering Earth’s weather systems.
These names are scarcely unknown. Listeners to Today and viewers of Newsnight have been hearing Stott and the rest promote their views for years. Indeed, they have dominated and distorted the whole global warming debate, a point stressed by Alan Thorpe, head of the Natural Environment Research Council. ‘These people are never off the radio or TV, yet now they claim debate is being suppressed? It is preposterous.’ So what, we might ask, is the deniers’ problem? Examine their movement and you see a common thread: most proponents are elderly, only a few are scientists and several have pronounced pro-market views. And hereby hangs a tale.”
Later in the article McKie tries a little bit of double think when he writes;
The problem is that denial – in all its ludicrous glory – makes it easy for us to gloss over genuine concerns about society’s right reaction to global warming and carbon emissions. And that is what is wrong with Durkin’s programme. It opts for dishonest rhetoric when a little effort could have produced an important contribution to a critical social problem.
Society’s right reaction is most likely reliant on the acceptance of real scientific proof and not on a political controlled UN summary of the state of scientific knowledge. More so when the last two summaries issued by the ICCP in 2001 and 1995 have both been comprehensively shown to be biased towards the human causes of global warming and the Mann Hockey stick graph on which the ICCP based its claims last time out, has been proved to be totally unreliable.
But the morsel which I found most instructive was Mckie`s attemt to justify himself against any suggestion of double standards, when he says
“I refuse to feel guilty because I have a family holiday in
If we are to accept this basis then why on earth should we in Britian feel guilty at all, as according to government figures in
It also seems according to Eureferendum that the EU is doing its bit for global warming by claiming a bit of
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