Ex-NASA science expert blasts global warming theory

Posted: April 27, 2014 by oldbrew in solar system dynamics
'And another thing...'

‘And another thing…’

Breitbart London reports:

‘A former NASA scientist has described global warming as “nonsense”, dismissing the theory of man-made climate change as “an unsubstantiated hypothesis” and saying that it is “absolutely stupid” to blame the recent UK floods on human activity.’

Oh dear, Dame Slingo of the MetO won’t like that.

And there’s more…

Professor Woodcock is Emeritus Professor of Chemical Thermodynamics at the University of Manchester, so his science views should not be dismissed lightly.

Snippets:
‘Professor Woodcock told the Yorkshire Evening Post:
“The term ‘climate change’ is meaningless.”‘

“It’s absolutely stupid to blame floods on climate change, as I read the Prime Minister did recently. I don’t blame the politicians in this case, however, I blame his so-called scientific advisors.” [ouch]

“This is not the way science works. If you tell me that you have a theory there is a teapot in orbit between the earth and the moon, it’s not up to me to prove it does not exist, it’s up to you to provide the reproducible scientific evidence for your theory.
“Such evidence for the man-made climate change theory has not been forthcoming.”

Read the rest here:
http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-London/2014/04/26/Former-NASA-Scientist-Global-Warming-is-Nonsense

Comments
  1. E Hughes says:

    Money shot:

  2. Roger Andrews says:

    “There is no reproducible scientific evidence CO2 has significantly increased in the last 100 years.”

    Huh?

    [reply] Could be a mis-quote?

  3. p.g.sharrow says:

    It appears that the wheels are falling off the wagon. Now it is former government paid scientists. Soon any that want to save their reputations will say they knew it all along. lol pg

  4. oldbrew says:

    Looks like England has had enough of warming for a while – red line nose-diving here.

    http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadcet/

  5. Scute says:

    There’s an interesting onward link at the bottom of the article to a piece by Judith Curry in 2010 on her realising she’d been duped by the IPCC dogma. This, as a result of reading the Climategate emails.

  6. Blob says:

    I would recommend ignoring such stories. It only perpetuates the focus on argument from authority/consensus rather than data and reason. From the summary it looks like a series of ad hom attacks. Take the moral high ground.

    [reply] ‘evidence for the man-made climate change theory has not been forthcoming’ is fair comment?

  7. stephen richards says:

    oldbrew says:

    April 27, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Looks like England has had enough of warming for a while – red line nose-diving here.

    Even with adjusted data 😉

  8. Gail Combs says:

    Roger Andrews says: @ April 27, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    “There is no reproducible scientific evidence CO2 has significantly increased in the last 100 years.”

    Huh?

    [reply] Could be a mis-quote?
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    That is correct there is no real evidence that CO2 has significantly increased. The CO2 records are just as “Adjusted” as the temperature records.

    A quicky by Dr. Tim Ball: http://doctorbulldog.wordpress.com/2008/12/10/exposing-the-global-warming-myth-co2-levels/

    More in depth by Dr Jaworowski: http://www.warwickhughes.com/icecore/
    (Click on the various PDFs)

    Dr. Glassman at rocketscientistsjournal also had two good blog posts, CO2 Acquittal and Why CO2 is Known not to Have Accumulated in the Atmosphere, but I can no longer access them.

    [reply] Here’s one of them, via the Wayback Machine
    http://web.archive.org/web/20140412220309/http://www.rocketscientistsjournal.com/2007/06/on_why_co2_is_known_not_to_hav.html
    And the other one…
    http://www.globalwarmingskeptics.info/attachment.php?aid=125