‘Unstoppable’ global warming claim withdrawn by Scientific Reports journal 

Posted: November 14, 2020 by oldbrew in alarmism, Critique, modelling, predictions, sea levels, Temperature
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Overblown warming claims, arising from climate modellers obsessing over trace gases, may be unstoppable but some measure of reality surfaces briefly here.
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A top scientific journal which claimed that global warming may already be unstoppable has been forced to issue a clarification after being accused of potentially causing “unnecessary despair”, says The GWPF.

Scientific Reports sought to publicise a study by Norwegian scientists with a doom-laden press release headlined: “Ending greenhouse gas emissions may not stop global warming.”

After being strongly criticised by leading British scientists, the journal issued a revised press release which admitted that the prediction was based on a particular computer model and said the results should be tested by “alternative models”.

The study says that even if man-made greenhouse gas emissions were to reduce to zero this year, global temperatures would still be about 3C warmer and sea levels 2.5m higher by 2500 compared with 1850.

Richard Betts, professor of climate impacts at the University of Exeter, criticised the press release and questioned the study’s conclusions, saying there was a risk of the public being given a “frightening message” that was misleading.

“While the press release suggests that global warming may now be unstoppable for centuries, the model result in this paper is not convincing as support for that message,” he said.

Full article here.

Comments
  1. Well, atleast we sceptics have known this for decades; so is it official now???

  2. Phillip Bratby says:

    But it is settled science. The have been telling us that for well over 10 years. Surely all those settled science climate models are in total agreement.

  3. Gamecock says:

    ‘the prediction was based on a particular computer model and said the results should be tested by “alternative models”.’

    By all means, test it with the “good” climate model.

  4. oldbrew says:

    The study says that even if man-made greenhouse gas emissions were to reduce to zero this year, global temperatures would still be about 3C warmer and sea levels 2.5m higher by 2500 compared with 1850.

    Whatever happens to the global climate, or doesn’t, will not be due to minor trace gases in the atmosphere.
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    The Conversation rolls out yet another climate hobgoblin from its production line of warmist propaganda…

    NOVEMBER 13, 2020
    Microbes might be gatekeepers of the planet’s greatest greenhouse gas reserves
    https://phys.org/news/2020-11-microbes-gatekeepers-planet-greatest-greenhouse.html

  5. Chaswarnertoo says:

    Wow, a small outbreak of sanity. Let’s hope it spreads.

  6. JB says:

    “the results should be tested by “alternative models”

    Just for a brief moment there, before they shoved their feet in their mouth….

  7. Gamecock says:

    ‘sea levels 2.5m higher by 2500’

    Better get a head start. You’ve got only 480 years to move 3 yards up the bank.

  8. johnbuk says:

    “Gamecock”

    “‘sea levels 2.5m higher by 2500’

    Better get a head start. You’ve got only 480 years to move 3 yards up the bank.”

    I’ll move my towel now and be done with it.

  9. BoyfromTottenham says:

    Repeat after me: Models Do Not Produce Data. Model outputs are just possible future outcome scenarios based on various guesses as their starting assumptions, nothing more. The public needs to know this.

  10. gbaikie says:

    “A top scientific journal which claimed that global warming may already be unstoppable has been forced to issue a clarification after being accused of potentially causing “unnecessary despair”

    We living in an Ice Age, where the despair in some warming?
    The dreaded sea level rise?
    I think we should develop ocean settlements whether there is sea level rise problem or not.

    I tend to imagine we will have settlements on Mars before we get any progress on ocean settlements, but would rather live in ocean settlements than Mars settlements.

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