Wednesday, August 01, 2012
A formerly sceptical climate scientist says human activity is causing the Earth to warm, as a new study confirms earlier results on rising temperatures
In a US newspaper opinion piece, Prof Richard Muller says: "Call me a converted sceptic."
Muller leads the Berkeley Earth Project, which is using new methods and some new data to investigate the claims made by other climate researchers..
In a piece authored for the New York Times, Prof Muller, from the University of California, Berkeley, said: "Three years ago I identified problems in previous climate studies that, in my mind, threw doubt on the very existence of global warming.
"Last year, following an intensive research effort involving a dozen scientists, I concluded that global warming was real and that the prior estimates of the rate of warming were correct. I'm now going a step further: Humans are almost entirely the cause."Now there is no end of "scientists" claiming to see catastrophic warming. The difference here is the claim to be a converted sceptic - this is why the BBC highlighted it.
Except that it is a lie and that it had been proven to be a lie long before the BBC chose to push it. This comes via Pournelle's but it has gone viral all over the net and it is not credible the BBC didn't know of it when they put it up.
The Truth about Richard Muller
“I was never a skeptic” – Richard Muller, 2011
“If Al Gore reaches more people and convinces the world that global warming is real, even if he does it through exaggeration and distortion – which he does, but he’s very effective at it – then let him fly any plane he wants.” – Richard Muller, 2008
“There is a consensus that global warming is real. …it’s going to get much, much worse.” – Richard Muller, 2006
“Let me be clear. My own reading of the literature and study of paleoclimate suggests strongly that carbon dioxide from burning of fossil fuels will prove to be the greatest pollutant of human history. It is likely to have severe and detrimental effects on global climate.” – Richard Muller, 2003″
Clearly somebody who praised Al Gore for lying is not any sort of sceptic, or indeed scientist. Such fraud has no place in science. That is why I emboldened that particular part.
Jerry's description was that Muller was clearly a "black flag" operative, who had always been working for the other side, simply trying to discredit the group he was pretending to be part of. The term is from the more violent end of secret service work and not unknown in the dirtiest bits of conventional politics but obviously contrary to all the principles of science.
And the BBC, knowing at the time that they were deliberately promoting a lie, decided to push it.
Once again proof that the BBC is wholly corrupt and willing to tell absolutely any lie and censor absolutely any fact in the totalitarian fascist cause.
And on a completely different subject - our support of the "democratic fighters" in Syria or "the swarm of mercenaries - infiltrated via Jordan - who were supposed to take over the capital had to retreat up north. Now the news cycle is fixated on another faux game-changer - the "Battle of Aleppo"" as Asia Times, not being restricted by the organlegging Nazis who run Britain and its media, is able to say.
The unmentioned news here is the apparent assassination by Syrian operatives of Prince Bandar bin Sultan, newly appointed Saudi intelligence chief, who, with American assistance (& British if GCHQ information gathering was used) set up the Damascus bomb. As retaliation for that act the Syrian's reply is slightly less than proportionate but the remarkable thing is that they were able to do so within a few days of the attack on them.
Clearly we are not dealing with anything that has any of the characteristics of an internal struggle for democracy. Equally clearly we can expect the BBC & British media generally to totally censor it and continue to lie to us to keep us in the dark.
A lot of the important stuff in the world is censored by our MSM and almost all of what is reported is slanted or outright fabricated by the Ministry of Truth.