Wednesday, September 28, 2016

                     WHAT  DIANETICS   DID  FOR VOCANOLOGY

"When it comes to global warming, most people think there are two camps: alarmist or denier being their respective pejoratives.

Either you acknowledge the existence of man-made climate change and consider it a dire global threat, or you deny it exists at all.

But there is a third group: the lukewarmers. In Lukewarming: The New Climate Science that Changes Everything, Pat Michaels and Chip Knappenberger explain the real science and spin behind the headlines and come to a provocative conclusion: global warming is not hot-it's lukewarm. Climate change is real, it is partially man-made, but it is clearer than ever that its impact has been exaggerated-with many of the headline-grabbing predictions now being rendered implausible or impossible."

What an odd change of heart -- The Cato Institute's in-house climate hacks, led by  Pat Michaels, issued this  headline-grabbing prediction  a decade ago:

Meltdown for Global Warming Science
Bombshell papers have just hit the refereed literature that knock the stuffing out of the United Nations, and its Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). In two research papers in…Geophysical Research Letters… 
we have a quarter-century of concurrent balloon and satellite data, both screaming that the U.N.’s climate models have failed, as well as indicating its surface record is simply too hot.
 Pat Michaels  and Fred  Singer  were  dead  wrong — the satellite data they cited was seriously in error and the climatologists responsible,  Roy Spencer and John Christy,  duly issued a  retraction in  Science  in 2005 , telling  Newsweek in 2006: “our satellite trend has been positive.”
While Cato's bombshell report melted away without a trace, its K-street sponsors respond to the fiasco  by paying  the Heartland Institute to lionize  Michaels, Spencer, and Singer with its  Arthur Robinson Medal, Outstanding  Evangelical Climate Scientist ,  and Lifetime Achievement In Climate Science awards.

While the  Cato book is published by The Reason foundation,   
not even these guys are buying in :