Thursday, 26 February 2009

In Passing

Japanese scientists look at anthropogenic global warming

...and find cause for skepticism.

Here are two quotes from a report that was commissioned by the Japan Society of Energy and Resources, and released last month.

Shunichi Akasofu (head of the International Arctic Research Center):
We should be cautious, IPCC's [The U.N. International Panel on Climate Change’ s] theory that atmospheric temperature has risen since 2000 in correspondence with CO2 is nothing but a hypothesis...  They should have verified this hypothesis by supercomputer, but before anyone noticed, this hypothesis has been substituted for “truth”.  This “truth” is not observationally accurate testimony.
Kanya Kusano (Program Director and Group Leader for the Earth Simulator at the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science & Technology):
...Climate models are still in the phase of reliance on trial and error experiential models.  There are still no successful precedents.  The significance of this is that climate change theory is still dominated by anthropogenic greenhouse gas causation; the IPCC 4th Evaluation Report's conclusion that from now on atmospheric temperatures are likely to continuously, monotonously increase, should be perceived as an unprovable hypothesis...
Of the five scientists involved in producing the JSER report, three conclude that the theory of human-caused recent climate change is at best unproven, and at worst unprovable.  As The Register’s Andrew Orlowski writes, this marks
...a dramatic break with the UN and Western-backed hypothesis of climate change...
Orlowski also notes that the authors’ disagreement with the IPCC’s conclusions and procedures is sufficiently strong that
Remarkably, the subtle and nuanced language typical in such reports has been set aside.
D’you suppose that the global warming climate change “consensus” isn’t quite as unanimous as has been advertised?

Orlowski’s article, along with three pages of translations of key passages (from which the above quotes were extracted) is here.

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