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The Alarmists are Losing, Facts Winning October 16, 2014 11:01 AM

WSJ October 10, 2014 page A15 “The Global Warming Statistical Meltdown” by Judith Curry

Several months ago, The Biz Bucks Guy attended an electric-utility conference. One speaker, a government bureaucrat, chided anyone who disagreed with global warming and labelled them a “denier”. I confronted him after his speech. He snorted back, “Don’t you know EVERY atmospheric science professor agrees with me?” I got his card and when I got home it took a whole ten minutes to disprove his assertion. Judith Curry, who at the time headed the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Tech, is very much NOT on the band wagon of the alarmists. The bureaucrat refused to respond when I confronted him with this fact. There are, of course, many scientists that are not on the alarmist bandwagon of global warming hysteria.

This same Dr. Curry wrote a recent op-ed piece in the WSJ, stating that “Mounting evidence suggests that basic assumptions about climate change are mistaken: The numbers don’t add up.” The earth is not heating up, as many predicted. The models are biased. We have time to continue to study the earth’s climate before making harsh political policy decisions that will ultimately hurt our well-being. Her recent technical paper she co-authored is not an outlier. Curry references more than a dozen other papers that also reach similar conclusions. Her work is based on scientific observation, not biased theoretical modeling. The observation-based conclusions are supported by the so called “pause” in warming over the past fifteen years. The earth just isn’t cooperating with the socialist narrative that government is needed to wreck the economy and save us from ourselves.

Hopefully, a common sense approach to climate will be a principle of our next US President.

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