Herald no help

Bryan Leyland started the following letter, I finished it and the Herald refused to publish it.

Smell any smoke?

Dear Sir,

Jill Whitmore says, “Right now, we are all standing around saying ‘I smell smoke’ and doing nothing about it.”

But it’s not true that we all smell smoke. Many scientists and informed observers want real evidence of a fire. I’ve been asking for years but so far the best “evidence” comes from uncalibrated computer models that predict fire in a hundred years.

It’s a bit early to join a bucket line.

There is no scientific mechanism for human beings to cause significant climate change. For example, the air cannot warm the ocean — an important component of the scary predictions from climate models. Computer models don’t “find” but are actually told to predict substantial warming if carbon dioxide levels increase. But for the last 17 years levels have gone up about ten per cent without any global warming.

So the climate models are useless and man-made carbon dioxide will not cause dangerous warming in the future.

Claims that global warming has increased the frequency and violence of cyclones, floods and storms have been comprehensively refuted by the evidence – even the IPCC agrees with this. The occurrence of extreme events has declined over the last 40 years or so (even as the cost of damage rose) and sea level rise is unchanged from a fairly steady rate for the last 150 years.

We’re being hectored to solve a non-existent problem. A problem, moreover, which, even if we tried quite hard, would be impossible to create.


Richard Treadgold
Climate Conversation Group

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2 Thoughts on “Herald no help

  1. HemiMck on 08/04/2014 at 9:13 pm said:

    If Whitmore or Renwick had any integrity they would respond.

  2. Alexander K on 10/04/2014 at 10:30 am said:

    Excellent, Richard.
    I am very tired of numpties attempting to cause panic and empty the theatre they are sitting in by shouting ‘Fire’ because they are frightened that a fire could maybe, possibly ignite a century or so down the track. My other pet dislike are the ‘Luvvies’ who are considered to be celebs by a few gushing idiots, giving said celebs hugely-inflated and entirely mistaken opinions of their own intellectual capacities. The sad spectacle of the young actress who plays a totally fictitious but very muscular and athletic princess from a pseudo-medieval series of minor films who, with other misguided individuals, took enormous risks with their own safety and that of others in the occupation of an oil researh vessel in a New Zealand port not too long ago, is a very good example of this bizarre phenomenon.

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