Climate Scientist Duped to Deny Global Warming

Climate scientist duped to deny global warming | UK News | The Observer
“He says his comments in the film were taken out of context and that he would not have agreed to take part if he had known it would argue that man-made global warming was not a serious threat.”

1. Notice the headline. It is an irresponsibly inaccurate representation of the article itself. Wunsch is not a climate scientist (whatever that is.) He is a professor of physical oceanography, as stated in the article. Wuncsch is not depicted as denying global warming, nor do any of the other experts in the film.

2. According to the article, Wunsch says the film was “grossly distorted,” a clear indication he does not agree with the film’s conclusions about the real cause of global warming (the sun.) As is typical of the global warming alarmists, dissenting views must, by definition, be distortions.

3. He says his comments were taken out of context but what “context” does a fact have? Does the fact that the ocean’s deep temperatures lag surface temperature-changing forces by hundreds of thousands of years only have “context” if they affirm Wunsch’s conclusions about global warming?

4. At least one of the scientists in the film claims his name was included as an author of the IPCC report after he had resigned his position. He had to threaten a lawsuit before they removed his name from the list of 2,500 names of scientists who allegedly agreed with the report’s conclusions. That is distortion.

Here are transcripts of Wunsch’s comments in the film. Judge for yourself if they could have significant meaning taken in any other context.

[The film is discussing how increases in CO2 levels acutally lag increases in temperature–the ocean being the largest contributor to 95% of the total greenhouse gases in the atmosphere (water vapor)]

“The ocean is the major reservoir into which carbon dioxide goes when it comes out of the atmosphere or to…from which it is readmitted to the atmosphere. If you heat the surface of the ocean, it tends to emit carbon dioxide. Similarly if you cool the ocean surface the ocean can dissolve more carbon dioxide.”

“The ocean has a memory of past events, running out as far as 10,000 years. So, for example, if somebody says, ‘Oh, I’m seeing changes in the North Atlantic. This must mean that the climate system is changing.’ It may only mean that something happened in a remote part of the ocean decades or hundreds of years ago whose effects are now begining to show up in the North Atlantic.”

[Here, the film points out computer models used to predict global temperature trends are highly unreliable.]

“The models are so complicated you can often adjust them in such a way that they do something very exciting.”

“Even within the scientific community, you see, it’s a problem. If I run a complicated model and I do something to it like melt a lot of ice into the ocean and nothing happens, it’s not likely to get printed, but if I run the same model and I adjust it in such a way that something dramatic happens to the ocean circulation, like the heat transport turns off, it will be published. People will say, ‘This is very exciting.’ It will even get picked up by the media. So there is a bias, there’s a very powerful bias, within the media and within the science community itself toward results which are dramatizable. The earth freezes over: that’s a much more interesting story than saying, ‘Well, you know, it fluctuations around. Sometimes the mass flux goes up by 10%, sometimes it goes down by 20%, but eventually it comes back.’ Well, you know, which would you do a story on? That’s what it’s about.”

“People say, ‘Oh, I see the ocean doing this last year. That means that something changed in the atmosphere last year’ and this is not necessarily true at all. In fact it’s actually quite unlikely because it can take hundreds to thousands of years for the deep ocean to respond to forces, changes that are taking place at the surface.”

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