Posts Tagged ‘AMS’

Letter to the AMS

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Source:  SPPI

by James Macdonald

Re: Article in the August issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, “The Psychology of Global Warming. By Ben Newell and Andrew Pittman

The whole premise of your article is built on the credibility of the IPCC reports and consensus of the global warming community. There is no mention of the hundreds of respected scientists who totally disagree with their findings. “Climategate” shows just how incestuous the process can be by trying to exclude the work of those who don’t agree. In an attempt to stifle dissent, the phrase “the science is settled” did great harm to the science of discovering the causes of the great temperature variations throughout geologic history.

The basic raw temperature data used by the scientific community has been “adjusted” or in some cases lost. As a sample of this, in a paper by Edward R. Long, Ph.D. “ New England’s Temperature History and Trends (1911-2009)”, he shows that “The protocol developed by the NCDC for massaging raw temperature observations into adjusted values is responsible for a significant portion of the United States temperature increase of +0.6C reported over the past century. NCDC erred in adjusting temperature data for 1980-2000 so as to show temperatures higher than those previously reported.” Temperatures at rural observing stations, which showed little or no upward trend were changed to match temperatures at urban stations, which increased as population increased. Much the same procedure was used on the GISS data. To further exasperate the situation, in the 1980’s about half the rural stations, especially in Russia were disbanded, resulting in a further warming bias. (more…)

The AGW Activists Exhume Joseph Goebbels

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Source: SPPI

by Dennis Ambler

We are not thinking the wrong thoughts, we just don’t know how to think the right thoughts.

In a just published paper for SPPI, We Are Thinking The Wrong Thoughts, I highlighted the intensive efforts by government funded research groups, to categorise and explain away the non-acceptance by ever-increasing numbers of the general public, of the IPCC and UN creed on global warming, It is obviously very galling to some of the Lead Authors at IPCC that not everyone, including very many scientists more qualified than they, accepts their modelling claims.

One such IPCC Lead Author is Professor Andy Pitman, from the University of New South Wales, who has joined forces with psychologist Ben Newell from the School of Psychology, also at the University of New South Wales, in producing a paper which suggests that “Insights from the psychology of judgment and decision making might help the climate community communicate global warming science to an often skeptical public.”

You would of course expect a paper on cognition to appear in a psychology journal. Wrong! Failure of cognitive thinking. It actually appears in the journal of the  American Meteorological Society with the title “The Psychology of Global Warming – Improving the Fit between the Science and the Message”

Here is the abstract: (more…)

NOAA, CONGRESS, USHCNV2 and an Expensive New Climate Network

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Source: http://icecap.us/index.php/go/joes-blog

By Joseph D’Aleo

The Inspector General wrote on behalf of NOAA a response to Congressman Barton and Rohrabacher and the other committee members about the issues raised about the US climate data base (USHCN) (see attached letter and report here). They spoke with the NWS, NCDC, ATDD, several state climatologists, the AASC, the USGRP and the AMS to form their response. They examined quality control procedures, background documentation, operating procedures, budget requirements and management plans. (more…)