How much misinformation can the Union of Concerned Scientists pack into one report?
Report Warns of a Much Warmer Northeast
By Marc Kaufman
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, July 12, 2007
People in Philadelphia would swelter through as many as 30 days with temperatures higher than 100 degrees each summer.The Northeastern ski industry, except for western Maine, would probably go out of business. And spruce and hemlock forests — as well as songbirds such as the Baltimore oriole — would all but disappear from New Jersey to the Canadian border.
These are among the conclusions of a two-year study by the public interest group Union of Concerned Scientists on the effects of global warming in the Northeast if current greenhouse gas emission patterns worldwide continue unabated. Winters would be on average 8 to 12 degrees higher by the end of the century, and summers 6 to 14 degrees higher.
The frequency of 100 degree days in Pennsylvania has dropped dramatically since the 1930’s, and is consistently much lower now than it was prior to 1940. The eight years from 2003 to 2010 had no 100 degree days, which was the longest such period in a century.
The claims of large temperature increases have no scientific basis whatsoever. I have done software development of radiative transfer models (the models which calculate the greenhouse effect) for the US government, and they provide no indication of large temperature increases in the future due to increasing CO2.
The Union of Concerned Scientists is simply making “facts” up.
Somewhere, Kenji is blushing.
I was going to say, someone’s dog named Benji – or Kenji – is a member in good standing in this organization … and not that they are ‘going to the dogs’ or anything like that either …
/sarc (For Sou, at hwb)
You may be right. Kenji’s been keeping a low profile since 2012:
It seems from Kenji’s comments that he and his ancestors have been smeared by another commenter, he defended himself and was censored by The Guardian. Then he decided to speak dog and the comment was allowed to stay.
The Union of Concerned Scientists should look at the actual global warming alarmist’s graphs. NASA shows a .6 degrees-per-century warming trend, less than 10% of the warming scenario presented in the 2-year “study.”
I like to the org “Union of Confused Scientists”.
I liked the idea of scientists concerned about the welfare of mankind and was a UCS member for many years before recognizing the hypocrisy of the organization. Blush
Omanuel, when did you first hear about them? And through what channel? I’m curious how they have built their organization. Did they write to you?
I prefer Union of Corrupt Scientist-wannabes.
I’ve not come across one thing they’ve said that isn’t alarmist, filled with junk/pseudo-science, outright lies, data cooking or a mixture of all of the above, especially alarmist.
Another “given global warming, . . . .” study. Yawn.
Union of Concerned Scientologists.
I thought Baltimore Oriols were baseball players.
I’d prefer a union of unconcerned (i.e. neutral & unbiased) scientists.
they get paid little
Union of Concerned D-grade college average “Scientists” who couldn’t give a SHIT about anybody who has to work for a living or the truth
More appropriately the Union of Confounded Sycophants.
Union of Communist Scientists
Do I win the prize?
Authentic Communists don’t even want these people. If they make enviro-noise in Red China or North Korea, these people get thrown in JAIL
The only thing of concern to these scientists is where their next research grant is coming from. CAGW pays well in all its manifestations and that includes the government bureaucrats, who keep giving themselves pay raises and bonuses because its hard work keeping track of, and doling out all that taxpayer money. Its quite circular and incestuous.
The Union Of Concerned Scientists, which is actually a political and social advocacy group, were strident critics of Reagan’s policies in the 80’s. In particular missile defence systems which were technically impossible. “It would be like trying to hit a bullet with a bullet” was one memorable quote in the media, which gave these claims much publicity on news programs around the world. Of course decades later, these systems are now deployed in various places around the world.
Unfortunately, the analogy they used was vastly in error; active guidance systems made the ‘impossible’ possible (and most unlike ‘dumb’ bullets fired on a ballistic course toward an oncoming target), an engineering feat the ‘scientists’ failed to consider possible given inevitable advances in technology.
Q. The concerns of unionized scientist?
A. It’s my grant; I’ll be famous; I’ll tell the government what to do.
I’m confounded as to why anyone would want to have their name associated with a phony outfit like the Union of Concerned Scientists. Are they merely stupid, or do they really believe the unscientific trash the organization peddles?