[ExI] Phil Jones acknowledging that climate science isn't settled

Max More max at maxmore.com
Tue Feb 16 17:50:20 UTC 2010


Phil Jones momentous Q&A with BBC reopens the “science is settled” issues
emperor is, if not naked, scantily clad, vindicating key skeptic arguments

Columnist Indur Goklany summarizes:

Specifically, the Q-and-As confirm what many skeptics have long suspected:
Neither the rate nor magnitude of recent warming is exceptional.
There was no significant warming from 1998-2009. 
According to the IPCC we should have seen a 
global temperature increase of at least 0.2°C per decade.
The IPCC models may have overestimated the 
climate sensitivity for greenhouse gases, 
underestimated natural variability, or both.
This also suggests that there is a systematic 
upward bias in the impacts estimates based on 
these models just from this factor alone.
The logic behind attribution of current warming 
to well-mixed man-made greenhouse gases is faulty.
The science is not settled, however unsettling that might be.
There is a tendency in the IPCC reports to leave 
out inconvenient findings, especially in the 
part(s) most likely to be read by policy makers.

Compare the above to the "orthodox" view:

Max More, Ph.D.
Strategic Philosopher
The Proactionary Project
Extropy Institute Founder
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