Shock: Top British Scientists force Royal Society into Climate Change U-Turn By: John O’Sullivan
Britain’s Royal Society issue astonishing climate change climb down and disowns scientists who have made predictions about heat waves and rising sea levels.
On September 30, 2010 The Royal Society (RS) published its humiliating climb down under the header ‘Climate change: a summary of the science.’ The sudden move appears to be a desperate attempt to pre-empt a possible rebellion among the ranks of the world’s oldest and most prestigious science institute.
In a new document that replaces the institution’s former official guide, ‘Climate change controversies, a simple guide,’ the RS now officially concedes, “some uncertainties are unlikely ever to be significantly reduced”.
Leading Experts Have ‘Little Confidence’ in Global Warming Numbers
Professor Anthony Kelly and Sir Alan Rudge, senior members of the academic advisory council of the Global Warming Policy Foundation, led the victory for climate common sense. They spoke for 43 angry fellows who signed a petition sent to the society’s president, Lord Rees. Rees, who has long been accused by climate skeptics as a key global warming scaremonger now grudgingly admits, “There is little confidence in specific projections of future regional climate change, except at continental scales.”
Admissions that ‘Uncertainty’ Levels have increased
The new guide retreats from all such former hyperbole to admit: “The size of future temperature increases and other aspects of climate change, especially at the regional scale, are still subject to uncertainty.” This more sober statement distances itself from the British government’s melodramatic climate claims while also refraining from offer specific advice to governments on climate related issues.
The story is reported both in the London Times and on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s(IPCC) official news site.
Strident Skeptics Assail High Moral Ground
Piers Corbyn, successful long-range weather and climate forecaster at WeatherAction.com, was quick to react to the announcement:
“Rather than trying again to continue the cover-up of failed science and data fraud the Royal Society should support our call – from ‘Climate-Sense’ scientists -for an open, honest evidence-based public debate on CO2 climate change involving scientists and economists from all sides.”
Corbyn, a fully qualified British astrophysicist, accurately predicted the Russian and Pakistan severe weather events in their long-range forecasts based in solar activity. The solar expert next month chairs a meeting of notable independent British global skeptics and writers planning the November launch of a major new book, ‘Slaying the Sky Dragon: Death of the Greenhouse Gas Theory’ which they claim marks a new phase in the campaign against climate fraud. Billed as the world’s first full-volume debunk of the theory underpinning the global warming hype, the books seven international authors claim, among other things, they have proof NASA and other government climatologists used fake calculations to exaggerate the warming effect of carbon dioxide by a factor of three.
Slap in the Face to New Pro-green UK Government
Professor John Pethica, the Royal Society’s vice-president and lead author of the RS document affirms the consequences caused by the controversy,
“It is not possible to determine exactly how much the Earth will warm or exactly how the climate will change in the future.”
The Society’s retreat from the staunch belief that so-called ‘greenhouse gases’ have any significant impact on global temperatures continues, “There remains the possibility that hitherto unknown aspects of the climate and climate change could emerge and lead to significant modifications in our understanding.”
Undeterred by the apparent retreat in the science, Britain’s Energy Secretary, Chris Huhne, made his pitch that the UK government wanted to foster a “third industrial revolution” in low-carbon technology with policies based on cutting emissions of carbon dioxide and other ‘greenhouse gases.’
Source: John O’Sullivan