Thursday, December 06, 2007

Dr. Reid Bryson - Father of Climate Study

Dr. Reid Bryson is the guy who wrote the book on climate modeling.
He was on CNBC this morning answering questions about the "Debate" on global warming.

I wonder how many moonbat heads exploded ( assuming any of these types watch business and financial news reports) .
The gist of Dr. Bryson's POV is that the IPCC 'consensus' is hokum and politics deliberately misrepresenting and overstating the information and selectively ignoring facts.

Bryson... "Consensus is not science!"

On the politics - Getting a bunch of people to join a club that has a one reason for existence does not produce anything but the result that was intended.... a bunch of people that keep repeating the club's reason for existence.
On research - As soon as you stop questioning and looking at all sides of a field of study you are no longer engaged in science but something else.

AGW ( anthropogenic global warming) as in caused by man? Mans ability to influence this amounts to a fraction of a percent which BTW he stated in 1968 when HE first proposed that researchers should consider man's impact through factors like pollution, terrestrial manipulation and energy consumption/production.

Green House Gasses (CO2) again tiny fractions of a percent in contribution to capture of heat where he stated that even in relation to water vapour CO2 is contributing only tiny fractions of a percent to the overall effect.

Asked repeatedly about Al Gore ... Bryson had no comment.... but did have a smirk.

Basically, to Dr. Bryson, Al Gore is not worth commenting on !

Asked pointedly about whether AGW does exist and about accusations that he is on the wrong side he said that in the first place it was his recommendation that the effect be studied and that those who are currently promoting as a major factor are simply wrong.

About global warming he says that we are just as likely to be heading into a cooling period.
Asked about climate modeling he said that you can make any factor appear to have a major impact by simply picking and choosing your data further that he's done it himself over many years and learned from it.

Asked pointedly whether global warming exists he said yes and so does global cooling and everything in between. In the big picture the forces at work are far too large to even consider that human activity has any more than a minimal effect.

Asked about his detractors he chuckled a bit and said that while those who suggest that he is in the pocket of industry or government would like to suggest that his having funding affects his work today or ever has in the past the only task he has ever had is to find the facts to the best of his ability and to report what he finds. To tell the truth about it.

End of story!

Now consider the behaviour of the climate hystericals in contrast to this man.

Reid Bryson Links:
Pete's Place Blog
Center For Climatic Research
The Meteor - Bio
Urban Renaisance Inst.

Related : AP- Says "Top" Scientists Urge Global Warming Action !

I say the boys should go back and listen to the professor.....


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Blogger marginalizedactiondinosaur said...

I think Al is worth commenting on In fact I'd love to have a debte with him on the pointed bridge by the forks any time in January.

So far he has yet to accept my heated challenge.


12/07/2007 10:41 a.m.  
Blogger OMMAG said...

Dr. Bryson won't comment on Gore ... I think that's a good strategy.
Take away the media attention and you take away his bankability!
Then how will he pay the heating bills on those mansions?

12/07/2007 12:36 p.m.  
Blogger marginalizedactiondinosaur said...

I guess it's like not feeding the trools easy to say tough to do.

12/07/2007 2:07 p.m.  
Blogger marginalizedactiondinosaur said...

trools, hmmmmmmmmm


12/07/2007 2:08 p.m.  
Blogger OMMAG said...

Trools ....! Cooool

12/07/2007 2:59 p.m.  
Blogger lumberjack said...

They don't even have a computer model that can predict hurricanes six months out. What are the chances that a model that encompasses the entire climate can predict what's happening a hundred years from now?

Me, I'm not even sure what's happening next week.

12/08/2007 6:01 p.m.  

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