An Exceptionally Deluded Climate Scientist

Nov. 24 (Bloomberg) — Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets are melting faster than expected and the future rise in sea level will be “much higher” than previously forecast, a group of 26 climate scientists said in a report today.

The rise in global sea level since 1995 has been 3.4 millimeters a year (0.13 inches), 80 percent greater than past predictions, said Richard Somerville, a professor at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego and a contributor to today’s report. Sea levels may rise 1 meter by 2100, double earlier forecasts, according to the report.

Sea Level Rising Faster Than Forecast, Scientists Say (Correct) – Bloomberg

Richard Somerville at Scripps in La Jolla California, thinks that sea level rise threatens him – despite the fact that sea level is falling there.

CU sea level graph for La Jolla, California

The animation below shows that there has been essentially no change at high tide in La Jolla since 1871.

Somerville refused to debate Fred Singer in 2010, and now is parroting this nonsense about the halt in warming over the last decade or two.

“It would be like saying your terribly sick child is probably OK because her fever of 104.3 has briefly dropped to 104.2,” as veteran climatologist Richard Somerville, emeritus professor at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego California has told ABC News.

Climate Canard No. 2: ‘Warming Has Stopped’ — A Very Temporary Duck – ABC News

Let’s have a look at the Hansen hockey stick vs. the last 500,000 years of temperature data  – which shows regular swings of 12C.

New Antarctic Ice Core Data

The image below zooms in on the right side of the graph, and tacks on the GISS global graph at the same Y axis scale. Recent claimed warming is completely in the noise of the historical record. It isn’t a “fever” and is statistically meaningless.

Somerville refused Fred Singer’s challenge to debate in 2010, because his fairy tales only work with compliant sheeple in the press corps(e)


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10 Responses to An Exceptionally Deluded Climate Scientist

  1. Andy DC says:

    The lack of sea level rise is worse that we thought. It is so bad that it is not happening at all!

  2. Traitor In Chief says:

    Too bad Raquel couldn’t be there for that La Jolla shot. When you get a chance, can you give us an update on the horrors of climate change at Lake Powell?

  3. Steve Keohane says:

    Tacking GISS onto the antarctic record is brilliant, haven’t seen that before. Excellent perspective.

  4. Robertvdl says:

    They never talk about the dust part of coolder and less co2

    Maybe plants having a hard time. Try to feed a population with a low co2 level and less rain !

  5. Robertvdl says:

    Let’s have a look at the Hansen hockey stick again.

    Dinosaurs would freeze to death.

  6. kirkmyers says:

    Another Tarot Card reader posing as a scientist. These people are getting desperate. As the global warming fraud collapses, the hundreds of millions in research grants are threatened. So we’re witnessing a frenetic effort by science charlatans to resuscitate the AGW threat under the new banner of “climate change.” Their latest strategy is to blame any severe weather event on man’s minuscule contribution of CO2 to the atmosphere. The damage these snake oil salesmen have done to science is incalcuable.

  7. Eric Simpson says:

    “Somerville refused Fred Singer’s challenge to debate in 2010…”

    Major point. Virtually all of them are like frightened cowards running full speed away from debate. Because the evidence and the arguments are on our side. They lose debates without fail. We need to keep goading them to debate, and hope for a high profile debate that would move the public opinion meter our way.

    • miked1947 says:

      They can not debate the “Science” because there is no science to debate. Science requires a testable hypothesis and They only have WAGs.

      • Eric Simpson says:

        Perhaps the most famous debate on AGW involved the late Michael Crichton, Lindzen, and actually Somerville and others on their side. This lengthy debate occurred April 2007, and I think the bs artists learned their lesson not to do that anymore.
        Heartland reported the results: “A pre-debate poll of audience members indicated that by a 2 to 1 margin (57 percent to 29 percent, with 14 percent undecided) they believed global warming has become a crisis. After the debate, however, the audience indicated by 46 percent to 42 percent they do not believe it is a crisis, with 12 percent undecided.” A substantial gain for our side! The first part of the youtubes for the debate is this:
        It is of note that this was way before things went significantly our way, with Climategate, Hide the Decline, etc. Interesting if anyone knows the pre / after results of any other debates. Bring on the debates!

  8. tckev says:

    “your terribly sick child is probably OK because her fever of 104.3 has briefly dropped to 104.2, on the all new health sensation – the Hansen thermometer!”
    Yes the Hansen thermometer with its “renormalize” feature you can claim on the health insurance at anytime.
    Coming soon the all new Hansen tape measure. Never feel fat again as you can renormalize to your ideal waist size.

    Hansen measurements – Normalizing the Unbelievable(c) with the NASA seal of approval.

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