Climate Change; An Alternative View But Backed By Top Experts.
When I first started writing about human-induced climate change (or global warming as it was then known) as Reuters’ Science & Technology Correspondent back in the mid-90s, I turned to a subject I knew from headlines rather than research.
But I had expectations. After all, even then, the BBC was reporting as fact global warming was upon us, it was all our fault, and we’d all die soon if we didn’t listen to those that know best and act.
Imagine my amazement when I started talking to the world’s top climate scientists and found a completely different story. The science wasn’t even close to being proven, and I had great difficulty finding anyone to say the link between excessive human-made carbon dioxide (CO2) and a changing climate was clear. There were many assumptions, but no proof. Yet the BBC and the mainstream media (MSM) constantly reported a proven doom scenario.
But complying with Reuters standards of balance and fairness, I produced many stories summing up the fact that nobody really knew –
- a) did CO2 impact climate?
- b) if so, how much was down to human influence?
I still don’t understand why the BBC was (and is) adamant the science was settled, or why the Main Stream Media (with some honourable exceptions) went along with it. I’m sure it was more laziness than any kind of conspiracy.
Since the mid-90s, climate science hasn’t progressed much, but now the politicians are relying on computer modelling for the ever more hysterical climate predictions and panicky plans. These models are notorious for predicting unreliable scenarios, not least because they are loaded with assumptions that are often highly speculative and politically motivated.
Here’s a selection of my work. If you want more serious climate change intelligence, take a look at www.sepp.org.
Headline Climate Science Built On Shifting Sands – Book Review
Bjorn Lomborg False Alarm Book Review
Is Anyone Capable Of Bursting The Climate Emergency Bubble?https://www.wintonsblog.com/anyone-capable-bursting-climate-emergency-bubble/
Global Warming Myths, Lies Shot Down By Marc Morano
CERN Scientists See Power In Sun Theory
Futile Climate Action Would Also Hurt Poor
Politicians Outstrip Science In Race To Be Green
Climate Said Warming Because Of Sun, Not Man
Global Warming Combatants Raise The Temperature
Global Warming Theory Just Hot Air, Some Experts Say
Thank you, Neil, for caring enough about what is true to be willing to ruffle some feathers reporting it.
The scientific evidence is compelling that CO2 emissions have a warming effect, but that the resulting warming is modest and benign, and that the extra CO2 is highly beneficial for both agriculture and natural ecosystems.
From all the hoopla about global warming, you’d think that warming was the main effect of CO2 emissions. It isn’t. It is of very minor consequence compared to the major, proven, biological benefits of higher CO2 levels in the atmosphere.
Thank you Neil. Alternative views are in short supply – and much needed. I get the feeling that the “alternative view” might actually be the mainstream view among old-school journalists. The present lot are (sadly) a very different breed…
Has this story been clipped? From another site, I expected much more content.
Paul Homewood mentioned over at his blog yesterday that you alerted him to the “Covering Climate Now” website organization. As it relates to the massive bias in the mainstream media today and who/what skews it, there is WAY more to this situation. Sorry to send you into lengthy reading on who specifically is behind CCN, the degree of American bias on the climate issue, and how far an insidious, false character assassination accusation permeates the BBC:
“Mark Hertsgaard is Back. Again. ‘Covering Climate Now.’ ” https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/11/23/mark-hertsgaard-is-back-again-covering-climate-now/
“NewsHour Global Warming Bias Tally, Updated 1/23/23: 111 to 0” http://gelbspanfiles.com/?page_id=3834
[My official] “Ofcom Complaint” http://gelbspanfiles.com/?p=12680