New Debunking of Global Warming Claims

By:  John F. McManus
New Debunking of Global Warming Claims

British journalist Christopher Booker became well known in 2003 when he collaborated with former European Union researcher Richard North to issue The Great Deception, a critical history of the enormous amount of deceit leading to the creation of the European Union.

He has also written The Real Global Warming Disaster, a 2009 exposé of unproven claims about global warming that includes a well-researched condemnation of the costly and unnecessary solutions to the warming problem that he insists doesn’t exist.

Support for Booker’s view that global warming isn’t threatening mankind recently appeared in the work of U.S. scientist Steven Goddard. Pointing an accusing finger at the America’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Goddard shows that its U.S. Historical Climatology Network has been “adjusting” its conclusions and substituting “fabricated” temperature data produced by computer models in the place of actual temperature readings. According to Booker, Goddard’s research shows that “the U.S. has actually been cooling since the 1930s,” the hottest decade on record.

On July 28, a resolution submitted by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) sought to place the Senate on record with a claim that global warming was real. She insisted, “We have a problem” that ought to be dealt with. Senator Barbara Boxer (R-Calif.) supported the resolution saying, “All we wanted to say is climate change is happening.”

But Senator James Inhofe disagreed with his colleagues and blocked the measure. Insisting that “we” don’t know that such a problem exists, Inhofe suggested instead that other parts of the international community are turning away from claims regarding warming. He pointed to Australia’s repeal of a carbon tax that had been imposed as a way to reduce the supposed warming of the planet, something now officially questioned in the “land down under.”

Several years ago, more than 1,000 scientists worldwide signed a document criticizing the global warming claims of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Charges of fudging data and making unprovable claims resounded as the scientists, many of whom called for the IPCC leaders to be fired, added their names to a growing list of “climate change skeptics.”

Of the insistence of global warming or climate change advocates, Christopher Booker concludes: “Any theory needing to rely so consistently of fudging the evidence must be looked on not as science at all, but as simply an alarming study in the aberrations of group psychology.” Debunking unproven claims about the earth heating up is indeed welcome news.

John F. McManus is president of The John Birch Society and publisher of The New American. This column appeared originally at the insideJBS blog and is reprinted here with permission.

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