Monday, January 04, 2010

Former KHOU meteorologist Dr. Neil Frank talks Climategate

Former KHOU 11 chief meteorologist Dr. Neil Frank (who was also director of the National Hurricane Center 1974–87) wrote an editorial in the Houston Chronicle concerning the recent Climategate scandal:

Now that Copenhagen is past history, what is the next step in the man-made global warming controversy? Without question, there should be an immediate and thorough investigation of the scientific debauchery revealed by “Climategate.”
If you have not heard, hackers penetrated the computers of the Climate Research Unit, or CRU, of the United Kingdom's University of East Anglia, exposing thousands of e-mails and other documents. CRU is one of the top climate research centers in the world. Many of the exchanges were between top mainstream climate scientists in Britain and the U.S. who are closely associated with the authoritative (albeit controversial) Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Among the more troubling revelations were data adjustments enhancing the perception that man is causing global warming through the release of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other atmospheric greenhouse gases.
Particularly disturbing was the way the core IPCC scientists (the believers) marginalized the skeptics of the theory that man-made global warming is large and potentially catastrophic. READ THE REST

It is interesting to note that for the very same newspaper a few months ago, Eric Berger aka 'The SciGuy' wrote a blog post called Majority of TV meteorologists mistrust global climate models. COMMENT: Click to leave your thoughts on this post here