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Friday, 8 June 2007
No Experts Need Apply
Topic: Global Warming
We have seen these sentiments before in History.

Now it seems that the IPCC has a new rule.
No Experts Need Apply


Yes it would appear that at times genuine experts insist on scientific verification, This can interfere with the true message,

So "No Experts Need Apply"

But Dan, some of you might think, aren't you exaggerating just a bit?

Let me pull up a little tale from what I call my Galileo Gallery and you be the judge.

From The hurricane expert who stood up to UN junk science

The Deniers -- Part III
Lawrence Solomon, Financial Post
Published: Friday, February 02, 2007
December 8, 2006

You're a respected scientist, one of the best in your field. So respected, in fact, that when the United Nations decided to study the relationship between hurricanes and global warming for the largest scientific endeavour in its history -- its International Panel on Climate Change -- it called upon you and your expertise.

You are Christopher Landsea of the Atlantic Oceanographic & Meteorological Laboratory. You were a contributing author for the UN's second International Panel on Climate Change in 1995, writing the sections on observed changes in tropical cyclones around the world. Then the IPCC called on you as a contributing author once more, for its "Third Assessment Report" in 2001. And you were invited to participate yet again, when the IPCC called on you to be an author in the "Fourth Assessment Report." This report would specifically focus on Atlantic hurricanes, your specialty, and be published by the IPCC in 2007

I realise that it is a given in some circles to place those who do not tow the Party Line on the Global Warning Issue in the category of Cranks, Misfits and Fringe Experimenters. I don't think that can apply here. Do you?

Then something went horribly wrong. Within days of this last invitation, in October, 2004, you discovered that the IPCC's Kevin Trenberth -- the very person who had invited you -- was participating in a press conference. The title of the press conference perplexed you: "Experts to warn global warming likely to continue spurring more outbreaks of intense hurricane activity." This was some kind of mistake, you were certain. You had not done any work that substantiated this claim. Nobody had.

As perplexing, none of the participants in that press conference were known for their hurricane expertise. In fact, to your knowledge, none had performed any research at all on hurricane variability, the subject of the press conference. Neither were they reporting on any new work in the field. All previous and current research in the area of hurricane variability, you knew, showed no reliable upward trend in the frequency or intensity of hurricanes. Not in the Atlantic basin. Not in any other basin.

Now there are two important points in this last paragraph that bear repeating and emphasis.

none of the participants in that press conference were known for their hurricane expertise. In fact, to your knowledge, none had performed any research at all on hurricane variability,

That does not sound like it fits well with

"Experts to warn global warming likely to continue spurring more outbreaks of intense hurricane activity

Or at least it does not to me. As it turns out it did not sound right to Christopher Landsea he contacted the IPCC leadership in protest.

What was the result of this action by one of the Top Hurricaine experts in the world?

Next year, the IPCC will come out with its "Fourth Assessment Report," and for the first time in a decade, you(Christopher Landsea) will not be writing its section on hurricanes. That task will be left to the successor that Dr. Trenberth chose.

I have not included the full article here. I urge the reader to go to the above link and read it's entirety.

It would appear in this case that "No Experts Need Apply" does fit the facts.

In the following days and weeks, I intend to present further examples.

But we don't need to be surprised that the UN IPCC is bringing to us the Great Global Warming Swindle,

after all it is the SAME Firm that brought to us the Great Food For Oil Fund Swindle.

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