As noted in my last post, Andrew Bolt made the audacious claim that the world hadn’t warmed in over “15 years”.
There is little need to revisit the claims, as I addressed in the previous post. However, it is worth noting that Bolt is given a full-page in today’s HUN to recycle the false claims made by David Rose in the Daily Mail:
IT’S a bright new year, so let’s see how the great global warming scare is panning out, shall we?
First, the planet hasn’t actually warmed for a decade—or even 15 years, according to new temperature data from Britain’s Met Office.
Hmm. That’s not what global warming scientists predicted.
It is now very clear that Rose deliberately misrepresented the Met Office’s research:
Today the Mail on Sunday published a story written by David Rose entitled “Forget global warming – it’s Cycle 25 we need to worry about”.
This article includes numerous errors in the reporting of published peer reviewed science undertaken by the Met Office Hadley Centre and for Mr. Rose to suggest that the latest global temperatures available show no warming in the last 15 years is entirely misleading.
Despite the Met Office having spoken to David Rose ahead of the publication of the story, he has chosen to not fully include the answers we gave him to questions around decadal projections produced by the Met Office or his belief that we have seen no warming since 1997.
However, Bolt remains impervious to information that runs counter to his distorted view of the science .
Indeed, in an act of breathtaking irony claims it is “scientists” and “warmists” impervious to facts:
Sea levels have recently dipped, the oceans have lately cooled, Arctic ice has not retreated since 2007, polar bear numbers are increasing, global crop yields keep rising and now some solar scientists warn not of warming, but cooling…
… So how do the warming activists respond to increasing evidence contradicting their theory that our carbon dioxide emissions are heating the world dangerously?
Simple. They close their eyes.
Andrew, meet Mr. Kettle.
In addition to the claim the globe stopped warming 15 years ago, Bolt trots out a whole series of debunked sceptic clichés:
Sea levels have recently dipped, the oceans have lately cooled, Arctic ice has not retreated since 2007, polar bear numbers are increasing, global crop yields keep rising and now some solar scientists warn not of warming, but cooling.
Let us take but one claim, that Arctic ice is not in retreat – a claim that is patently false.
Data from the National Snow & Ice Data Center in the US illustrates the extend of Arctic sea ice is has been plunging:
It would appear that Bolt prefers to get his “science” from hack tabloid journalists rather than actually going to the original sources.