Where do they find these people at?
On Dec. 26, Rolf Westgard made a demonstrably false statement in the St. Cloud Times/SCTimes.com about climate change. He stated, “The earth is overall warm in 2014, perhaps equaling 1998 and the mid-1930s as among the warmest years of the 21st century.”
Aside from the fact that 1998 and the 1930s were in the 20th century, his comments about the 1930s are false. The 1930s were warm in the United States, but they were cool globally.
I am a climate scientist. I was in China at the time of the U.S.-China announcement. I work on global temperature studies. When people make these types of false statements in the press, it is my professional obligation to submit a correction.
Let’s debate solutions on climate change but let’s at least start with facts, not fantasy.
Dr. John Abraham is a climate scientist at the University of St. Thomas.
Yes, let’s start with some facts. Dr. John Abraham has no idea what he is talking about. In 1975, the National Academy of Sciences reported a large 1930’s warming spike across the Northern Hemisphere.
The National Center for Atmospheric Research reported the same thing
In 1981, NASA’s James Hansen reported the same thing
In 1940, six degrees of Arctic warming was reported.
By 1947, ten degrees of warming were reported in the Arctic, and both poles were melting.
By 1952, the glaciers of Norway and Alaska had lost half their mass.
Now let’s review the statements of “climate scientist” Dr. John Abraham
The 1930s were warm in the United States, but they were cool globally.
I am a climate scientist. I work on global temperature studies.
How is it that a PhD climate scientist who studies global temperature, doesn’t seem to know the most fundamental facts of global temperature? Does Abraham do any actual research? Even the climategate crooks knew about the warmth in the 1930’s and 1940’s.
From: Tom Wigley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Phil Jones <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 23:25:38 -0600
Cc: Ben Santer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
It would be good to remove at least part of the 1940s blip, but we are still left with “why the blip”.