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*The first program “Global Warming: The Other Side” can be viewed on this website
This portion of the program quickly recaps my skeptical position about carbon dioxide being a significant green house warming gas in our atmosphere. You can learn a lot more about that from my full 9 minute video on that topic by clicking here, and from the scientific paper here.
This segment tells about the problems of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. For one thing, the leader of the IPCC has been accused of fraud.
The story behind the IPCC fraud has to do with a gross exaggeration about melting of the glaciers in the Himalaya Mountains. You can read about here.
The heart of the segment is a point, counterpoint “debate” with Richard Sommerville Ph.D., Emeritus Research Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Dr. Sommerville declined to appear “live” but did record a video statement prior to our first program. Here you see his entire statement in sections with John Coleman’s response to each point inserted. You may want to visit the Scripps Institution website. There is a lot of scientific information there and a response to our telecast may also be posted.
The National Climate Data Center responded to the accusations of data manipulation in our first global warming special in January via the Yale Forum website by essentially saying our experts did not understand the complexities of dealing with the world wide weather data for the last 150 years and that the seeming cutting of the number of weather observations used from 6,000 to about 1,500 was an improvement in the system, as was the formula used to modify the reports because the old thermometers had been replaced by electronic sensors. WLOS-TV of Asheville, North Carolina where the NCDC is located followed up on our report and the response with a two part news special report that aired on their station on Wednesday, February 17th. We show part of that report, including interviews with the chief scientist at the NCDC and one of our experts Joseph D’Aleo, a fellow of the the American Meteorological Society. Both reports are viewable in their entirety on the WLOS TV website. They are listed as “Heated Debate”, part 1 and part 2.
We also interview the computer programmer consultant who worked his way inside the complex computer codes to reveal the data manipulations of the NCDC. He is E. Michael Smith. His web blog Is fascinating.
This segment is a collection of global warming tidbits and recognizes those individuals who remain skeptical in the face of personal sacrifice.
Anthony Watts, former TV Meteorologist, is the star of this segment. And, he is one of the larger forces in the move to debunk the global warming frenzy. You can get to know him a little bit.
However, this only skims the surface. His background includes designing some of the first on-air weather computers ever used. (John Coleman first met him when he installed four of his computers at The Weather Channel when it was being built in 1981.) Today Watts Company provides the weather data from many television stations, radio stations, newspapers and websites. He lives a very green life with solar cells and an electric car a big part of his daily life.
Anthony Watts webblog is the “home” of many scientists from around the world. It records 3.5 to 4 million hits a month. The postings include a wide range of weather related scientific papers and reports and long dialogs from 100s of commenters. That site known as Watts Up with That.
He also runs the Surface Stations investigations, a website that recruits people to inspect weather observation stations everywhere and posts the results. It has become an amazing display of the lack of good scientific practices by our federal government weather agencies.
In preparing the program Watts did an 8 minute powerpoint display of the results of the surface stations investigation. While only a few parts of that presentation will be included in the TV program, the entire presentation will be posted on colemanscorner on KUSI.com within the next few weeks. Watch for it.
The same climate researchers that revealed the data manipulations at the NCDC also found that manipulated data was further “adjusted” at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Science at Columbia University in New York City.
Even before our first program was on the air, the head of NASA GISS, Jim Hansen Ph.D. sent us a denial statement which we read on newscast and posed with that segment on our website. But it further highlighted a key question, why does NASA, the space agency, have a climate center that uses land based temperature sensors instead of using the modern satellite measurements of the atmosphere?
A team of renowned Climatologists John Christy Ph.D. and Roy Spencer Ph.D. at the University of Alabama at Huntsville have worked with the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, also there in Huntsville, to collect and research the satellite atmospheric temperature data. Dr. Christy joins on this segment of the program to delve into the satellite temperature data and its key departure from the warming scenario long proclaimed by NASA GISS. He tells an amazing story and its top drawer science not some political shouting. You can read about John Christy Ph.D. here and visit his website.
This segment looks at the saga of the Argos ocean buoys and asks what has become of Al Gore.
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The penalty that good men pay for not being interested in politics is to be governed by men worse than themselves. - Plato
samedi 20 février 2010
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