A top East European climatologist, who shared the Nobel Peace Prize with UN global warming colleagues, jumps a sinking ship as ocean data signals a cooler climate.
Dr. Lucka Kajfež Bogataj left cold clear water between herself and her former UN shipmates by declaring that rising levels of airborne carbon dioxide probably don’t cause global temperatures to rise. The news scuppers hopes for a change in fortune for the beleagured UN climate agency. Their doomed ‘ship,’ the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been sailing on an ill wind ever since it was struck by that Climategate ‘torpedo’ last year.
The Slovenian climate professor made the chilling announcement last month in an obscure foreign language journal that has only now been translated into English. The lambast came in the publication Delo Polet (18/11/2010), translated into English as, “Inconvenient Truth.” Inside Bogataj publishes a paper entitled, “The more we know, the better. ”
Rises in Levels of Carbon Dioxide follow Rises in Temperatures
Buried in an otherwise drab study on paleo- and proxy methods, Dr. Bogataj admitted to what skeptics have long been saying and what the ice core proxy data shows: that rises in atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) are proven to mostly, if not always, occur AFTER rises in temperature.
The eminent Slovenian expert is also key climate change adviser to her nation’s president, Danilo Turk. Bogataj’s article, translated into English by her countryman, Miso Alkalaj, makes a startling admission:
“A detailed comparison of temperature data and the quantity of carbon dioxide captured in the ice shows, that sometimes it warmed up first and then the concentration of carbon dioxide increased, and sometimes vice versa, but on average the temperature changed first and some 700 years later a change in aerial content of carbon dioxide followed.”
More Women Bailing from Doomed Global Warming ‘Titanic’
With science being thus clearly defenestrated it’s the women who are now leading the men in fleeing the sinking ship. As that rotten IPCC hulk steers towards its ignominous fate well known American climatologist, Dr. Judith Curry was the first female professor jostling for the lifeboats last month accusing the IPCC of “corruption” according to Nature magazine.
Bitter New Political Reality in Cold Climate
And another ‘iceberg’ seems set to further wreck the baleful boat in the form of a blockbuster new book. Our friendly Slovenia/English translator, Mišo Alkalaj, reveals he is one of an international team of 21 co-authors of the world’s first full-volume scientific debunk of the greenhouse gas theory titled ‘Slaying the Sky Dragon: Death of the Greenhouse Gas Theory,’ launched later this week. He says Bogataj is bailing out of the IPCC to help rebuild her status as a credible government paleoclimatologist before the warmist cult is drowned in fast-freezing political waters. Mišo writes:
“She is still regarded as an eminent scientist (inter alia, she is the adviser to the president), so she has a lot to lose if she were to persist on the IPCC Titanic for too long. She’s a political survivor, so next she’ll pretend that she always knew! ”
Ahoy! Beware More Icebergs in Colder Oceans
Concluding the nautical metaphor comes Argo*, the official world sea temperatures record (as much as 80% of the earth’s heat is held in the oceans). It seems our oceans are getting very cold according a survey from the world’s top 50 international laboratories – so perhaps we may see more icebergs forming to snare that rudderless IPCC ship?
*Argo is an international collaboration of over 3,000 buoys installed throughout the word’s oceans whereby 50 scientific institutions in 26 different countries share crucial sea temperature data.
Dr. Bogataj, K. L., ‘The more we know, the better,’ (18/11/2010), Delo Polet
Lemonick, M. D., ‘Climate heretic: Judith Curry turns on her colleagues,’ (November 1, 2010), Nature.com, (accessed online: November 22, 2010)
The Argo Home Page at UC San Diego
Photo: Dr. Lucka Kajfež Bogataj: