exaggerated activism in science …

The whole global warming, climate change, global climate disruption theory, was based on climate models and tree rings. The tree ring data were dropped after Mann’s hockey stick was found to be adjusted and spliced, to find just a single tree from the Yamal Peninsula in Siberia fitted the claim of CAGW.

Now comes the news that all the climate models failed to predict the last 20 years.

According to some of the climate models used by the IPCC for their 5th Assessment Report, global surface warming for the period of 1955 to 2015 is NOT dependent on the simulated top-of-the-atmosphere energy imbalance.  In other words, those climate models undermine the hypothesis of human-induced global warming.

If climate model drift is the reason for those odd relationships, the modelers need to fix the models, not adjust the outputs.

Now, even the more recent Ocean acidification scare is a bust. Significant and routine exaggeration has been the plot for the activists.

ocean-acidification-alarm

This illustration itself is an exaggeration. From the movie “Acid Ocean” by 360 Degree films, an activist film company in Australia

A new paper published in the ICES Journal of Marine Science puts the issue of “ocean acidification” to the test, and finds that there has been significant exaggeration in the issue. The paper is:

Applying organized scepticism to ocean acidification research

“Ocean acidification” (OA), a change in seawater chemistry driven by increased uptake of atmospheric CO2 by the oceans, has probably been the most-studied single topic in marine science in recent times. The majority of the literature on OA report negative effects of CO2 on organisms and conclude that OA will be detrimental to marine ecosystems. As is true across all of science, studies that report no effect of OA are typically more difficult to publish. Further, the mechanisms underlying the biological and ecological effects of OA have received little attention in most organismal groups, and some of the key mechanisms (e.g. calcification) are still incompletely understood. For these reasons, the ICES Journal of Marine Science solicited contributions to this special issue. In this introduction, I present a brief overview of the history of research on OA, call for a heightened level of organized (academic) scepticism to be applied to the body of work on OA, and briefly present the 44 contributions that appear in this theme issue. OA research has clearly matured, and is continuing to do so. We hope that our readership will find that, when taken together, the articles that appear herein do indeed move us “Towards a broader perspective on ocean acidification research”.

 

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley)
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