Earth: The Climate Wars Part Two
Last week's "Earth: The Climate Wars" was bland enough, but part two was a disgrace. Climate activist Dr Iain Stewart ignored and misrepresented a lot of scepticism. His basic problem is that he believes sceptics are "against science" - maybe some are. The climate sceptics I read on the web are actually pro-science and are looking for the truth and it is the "consensus scientists" who seem to be anti-science, wanting to close down the debate. He was astonished that sceptics weren't foaming at the mouth and accepted that the earth has warmed over the last century and that man has an impact - this acceptance was taken as showing that the sceptics were losing the battle.
Michael Mann was interviewed and we were left with the impression that because sceptics have said nasty things about him this proves he was basically right.
The spaghetti graph was shown as proof that the hockey stick graph was right all along - ignoring the fact on the screen behind him that the proxy series don't show the uptick at the end.
He stated that "the earth is continuing to warm, fact". He castigated "The Great Global Warming Swindle" for cutting off one of their temperature (and sun activity) graphs twenty years ago and gleefully added on more modern temperature data, but cut that off around ten years ago with no explanation. And no showing of the last ten years temperature plateau.
And spent longer implying it is all a Republican/ big business plot to deny the consensus than any attempt to explain the real issues that web sceptics are exploring.
Next week he is looking at how bad it will get - deep joy.