Ex NASA Scientists: The Science is Clearly NOT Settled

Posted: January 23, 2013 by tallbloke in alarmism, climate, flames, Measurement, Natural Variation, Philosophy

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WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A group of 20 ex-NASA scientists have concluded that the science used to support the man-made climate change hypothesis is not settled and no convincing physical evidence exists to support catastrophic climate change forecasts.

Beginning in February 2012, the group of scientists calling themselves The Right Climate Stuff (TRCS) team received presentations by scientists representing all sides of the climate change debate and embarked on an in-depth review of a number of climate studies.

Employing a disciplined approach of problem identification and root cause analysis honed from decades of dealing with life threatening safety issues in successfully sending astronauts up through Earth’s atmosphere and returning them safely home, the TRCS team concluded that no imminent threat exists from man-made CO2.

TRCS team is comprised of renowned space scientists with formal educational and decades career involvement in engineering, physics, chemistry, astrophysics, geophysics, geology and meteorology. Many of these scientists have Ph.Ds. All TRCS team members are unpaid volunteers who began the project after becoming dismayed with NASA’s increasing advocacy for alarmist man-made climate change theories.

H. Leighton Steward, chairman of CO2isGreen.org as well as the educational non-profit, PlantsNeedCO2.org, makes the following comments regarding the TRCS posting, which can be found at www.therightclimatestuff.com:

  1. The science of what is causing global climate change or warming is clearly not settled and never has been.
  2. There is no convincing physical evidence to support the man-made climate change hypothesis. The standard test of a hypothesis is whether it is supported by real observations, which seems to have been ignored by climate alarmists.
  3. Claims made by proponents of catastrophic man-made warming are dominantly supported by non-validated computer models and the output of these models should not be relied upon by policy-makers. Some TRCS team members have been making critical decisions using complex computer models for decades.
  4. There is no immediate threat of catastrophic global warming even if some warming occurs. The sea level is not going to suddenly begin a steep acceleration of its 18,000-year rate of rise. Global sea level rise is not currently accelerating despite what climate change alarmists claim.
  5. The U.S. Government has overreacted to a possible catastrophic warming. The probable negative impacts to the economy, jobs and an increased cost of food, transportation and utilities will be severe and hurt the poor and middle class the most. Real experiments show that Earth’s habitats and ecosystems could be damaged if CO2 levels are actually reduced. Environmentalists have been grossly misled to believe CO2 is a pollutant.
  6. Empirical evidence shows that Earth is currently “greening” significantly due to additional CO2 and a modest warming.
  7. Money saved by abandoning a premature rush to lower CO2 emissions could be better spent by continuing research on alternative energies that are not currently competitive or reliable.

Dr. Harold Doiron, team leader for TRCS and former NASA scientist, along with H. Leighton Steward, will be participating on The Hard Question panel debate on climate change tonight at 5:00pm at The National Press Club, Holeman Lounge (13th floor) , 529 14th Street, Washington, DC.

More information can be found at www.CO2isGreen.org.

Supporting scientific information can be found at www.PlantsNeedCO2.org.

SOURCE CO2isGreen.org

  1. Zeke says:

    Quote: “There is no convincing physical evidence to support the man-made climate change hypothesis. The standard test of a hypothesis is whether it is supported by real observations…”

    This press release is very interesting on several counts. First, let’s acknowledge the enormity of the system which science has tried (unsuccessfully) to describe, and the number of variables which are known, along with the variables that are still unknown, which cannot be individually tested or controlled.

    Any real scientist at this point will point out the limitations of the scientific method in this circumstance, and will admit that there may be many possible hypotheses working at the same time, and many future observations which will come into consideration which are not accounted for now.

    Next, the press release concludes that it would be beneficial to continue to spend enormous amounts of money “by continuing research on alternative energies that are not currently competitive or reliable.” This is rank political advocacy, without any supporting reason for even doing so. So it is worse than the CO2 alarmism because there is no reason to destroy the present coal and oil industries, and society loses the value of objects destroyed. This press release is nonsensical and not internally consistent, while making a pretense at scientific language.

  2. Zeke says:

    Although the press release does clearly illustrate the point that the science is not settled, as tallbloke has said.

    It’s just that when scientists become sudden makers of economies, this is a horrifying overreach which ought to make them blush, whether they work for NASA or not. What is the saying? “The only shame is to have none.”

  3. vukcevic says:

    Dr. Jean Dickey of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, has promoted natural variability based on changes in the Earth’s magnetic field’s intensity.