Richard Muller has refuted a skeptical argument that doesn’t exist, that it hasn’t warmed over the past century. He came to this stunning conclusion after heading the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) Project. But, seeing as skeptics question the cause of the warming, not the presence of it, it would seem that the following claim is invalid.
But now let me explain why you should not be a skeptic, at least not any longer.
In fact, Muller admits that BEST didn’t answer the number one concern of skeptics.
How much of the warming is due to humans and what will be the likely effects? We made no independent assessment of that.
For this strawman argument and arrogant and unsupported dismissal of skeptics, Richard Muller is the Climate Fool of the Week.
Dishonourable mention to Megan Clark, the head of the CSIRO.
THE head of the CSIRO is at the centre of conflict of interest claims over her role as a director of a Tasmanian company that purchases land for carbon sequestration.
It was revealed in Senate estimates today that the peak science body’s chief executive Megan Clark is the director of Cradle Mountain Carbon Pty Ltd and is also on the board of Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Cradle Mountain Carbon Pty Ltd is a private family company that sets aside land to store carbon as part of efforts to combat climate change.
And to the CSIRO for brushing aside this obvious conflict of interest.
“I don’t see, on the face of it, any issues there and I have no doubt the board has assured itself of the fact there is no conflict of interest.”
Clark leads an organisation whose job it is, among other things, to tell us if releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere will be dangerous. She is also involved in a company which makes its money out of preventing carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere. What more do you need?