UPDATE: I have a couple of timely images from a shocking post at WUWT which relate to my comments below.
I have seen this highlighted at other blogs but I don’t think I’ve seen its subject matter discussed outside of the obvious ‘everyone has the same opinion at the UEA’ quote.
date: Mon Aug 23 15:52:14 2004
from: Phil Jones <email@example.com>
subject: Re: Tonight with Trevor Macdonald
to: “Murphy Melissa (COMM) k816”
There shouldn’t be someone else at UEA with different views – at least not a climatologist. It would also look odd if the two people interviewed with opposite views were from UEA. Maybe you should reply and say we can’t find one, saying that most climate experts would take the same view as Dave. The programme could easily dredge someone up, but they wouldn’t be an expert on the climate. This is the whole point of the debate recently. The people the media find to put the contrary view are not climate experts.
At 14:54 23/08/2004, you wrote:
Next Monday night the “Tonight with Trevor Macdonald” show will be about climate change. Dr David Viner is going to be featured on the show, presenting his view that recent extreme weather is due to global warming. I have received a call from David Reddings who is part of the show’s team, asking if we have a climate expert who has a different view to Dr Viner – perhaps believing that recent weather has not been caused by global warming but is merely part of the ‘natural variability’ of the weather. Do we have someone at UEA?
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Extreme weather is one of the biggest BS claims of climate science. There have been no detected extreme weather changes since AGW began that I’m aware of. What’s more is that there is no connection yet to the tenths of a degree of warming we’ve measured. It is fantastically insane to imagine that a few tenths of a degree are going to create a noticeable difference in weather. We can barely detect the temp change. The whole concept is so asinine by itself that I can’t even imagine listening to it. Why then do
scientists people keep trying to say it?
Money. They need damage for their AGW political and economic goals to be funded well. It doesn’t matter one bit that the data don’t show any differences and no physical attribution has been proven, they need it so they say it. If there were 4C of sudden warming, maybe we find some change but we’ve seen 0.8C so how the hell will that be noticeable in the hurricane or tornado patterns. Hell, until satellites were used, we couldn’t even detect all the hurricanes. We still don’t pick up all the tornadoes.
Crazy people with an agenda.
These aren’t my views only, many scientists have made these points in various fashion. It is absolutely false that you can’t find a climate expert to make the statement that extreme hurricanes, droughts, rain, tornadoes haven’t been detected. We all have read them including Jones. He is simply presenting his fantasy to the media for some unstated purpose.