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Interpreting the Climate Change Predictions – Free Guide

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Your Free Guide on How to Interpret Climate Change Predictions

(written with the unaware “help” of Friends of the Earth’s International Climate Campaigner, Catherine Pearce)

“This report will show with unquestionable certainty that we are to blame for the last 50 years of warming”

Translation: “All the stuff we have been whinging about so far was not based on evidence strong enough. Sorry we didn’t tell you that before. Anyway, we are trying our luck again”.

“The recorded changes in our climate, which had been predicted to start many years from now are already upon us”

Translation: “Who needs them models anyway? Whatever they predict for the future, we’ll be able to find it right here and now, no matter the blatant contradiction”.

” – and with some bleak predictions to come.”

Translation: “Train yourself by scaring little children if you want to work for us”.

“We can no longer afford to ignore growing and compelling warnings from the world’s leading experts.”

Translation: “Years and years of work have so far come to nothing as they have been completely ignored by the real world. Once again, we are trying our luck , blissfully unaware of the possibility that there is something inherently wrong with our data, our interpretation of the data, and/or our whole way of trying to bring this forward by corralling scientists, cajoling people and burying dissent”.

Written by omnologos

2007/Feb/02 at 09:41:52

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  1. … and did you see the piece on “The Carteret Islands” in the South Pacific. Broadcast on BBC1 about 3 weeks ago, as part of a ‘global warming’ story.

    Anyway, the Carteret Islands are sinking rapidly – due to rising sea levels – camera changes to icebergs melting in Antarctica!

    Well, my limited knowledge of geology, with some help from the web, confirmed that the islands are sinking – but there are a multiplicity of reasons.

    1. The antarctic ice sheet is melting
    2. The ‘islands’ sit on the subduction side of a couple of adjacent tectonic plates (this means the island is sinking)
    3. The inhabitants have ‘blasted with dynamite’ the protecting ring of coral reefs to make extensive fishing easier, and now any passing wave washes their crops away.

    Undoubtedly, their plight is real – but probably unavoidable anyway?

    Billy - the pumber's mate

    2007/Feb/02 at 15:15:46

  2. In response to the comment by billy above re the carteret islands.

    I have visited theb Carterets 3 times in the last year, and have in my time there found absolutely no evidence for the dynamiting Billy suggests.

    The people of the carterets live by what they can grow in their salt damaged gardens and from fishing with spears fishing lines. They have not blasted their reefs to make ‘extensive’ fishing easier. There is no extensive fishing. I’m not sure where you got your facts, but i think you may have creatively interpreted a wikepedia entry.

    The people live a subsistence lifestyle, and thier only income comes from the sale of sea cucumbers to dealers in Bougainville, who sell them onto asian markets. An good annual income would be a couple of hundred dollars. How could they possibly afford dynamite even if they wanted it?

    Pip

    2007/Mar/06 at 22:48:36

  3. For Pip: here’s what appeared on the Sydney Morning Herald:

    http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2002/03/29/1017206152551.html

    >>>>>>>

    However, Fred Terry, the director of the United Nations Development Project on Bougainville, said the destruction of reefs in the Carterets with dynamite might be the cause there.

    “During the Bougainville conflict people went to the atolls to get away from it,” Mr Terry said. “The islanders had all these extra mouths to feed and needed more fish. They have a history as reef destroyers.”

    omnologos

    2007/Mar/06 at 23:36:18

  4. Probably, the main reason the Carteret Islands are sinking is that they ring an extinct volcano. Volcanos settle over time and as a result the summit sinks lower.

    And as far dynamite fishing is concerned, I have travelled extensively in the region and the practice is rampant.

    Philip_B

    2007/Jun/21 at 00:41:15


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