The Case Against Climate Science

The editor of Lancet says :

The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness. As one participant put it, “poor methods get results”

Offline: What is medicine’s 5 sigma?

Climate science is the worst science of all, and is closer to 100% is untrue. Here is one example.

Climate scientists are again fear-mongering about North American skiing, saying that global warming will ruin it.

Here’s What Your Favorite Ski Resort May Look Like in 2085 – Eos

Data shows the exact opposite. North American autumn and winter snow extent has been increasing, indicating that the freeze line is moving south.

Rutgers University Climate Lab :: Global Snow Lab

Rutgers University Climate Lab :: Global Snow Lab

Winter afternoon temperatures have been declining in the US for a century.

The percent of winter days above freezing has also been declining for a century.

Autumn afternoon temperatures have dropped sharply, as has the percent of warm autumn days. The last two autumns have been among the coolest on record.

We have been having one record ski season after another in the western US.  The three snowiest winters at Squaw Valley, California were 2011, 2017, and 2019.

Record Winter Snow Extends Epic Ski Season Into Spring – And Summer

This is what Mammoth, California looked like in 2017.

New Monthly Snowfall Record Set At Mammoth Mountain « CBS Los Angeles

This is what Squaw Valley, CA looked like yesterday.

It hasn’t always been like this though. In 1960, the Squaw Valley Winter Olympics almost had to be cancelled because there wasn’t any snow,

09 Feb 1960, Page 1 – The Berkshire Eagle at Newspapers.com

This 2006 article about Katharine Hayhoe lied about the 1960 winter Olympics, and she predicted doom by 2060.

20 Feb 2006, 36 – Rapid City Journal at Newspapers.com

This is what Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico looks like this afternoon.

This is what Sunrise Ski Park, Arizona looked like this morning.

It is the same fake news from 12 years ago, when CU Boulder professors predicted the demise of skiing.

Study: Climate change may force skiers uphill | Aspen Daily News Online

There has been no trend in Boulder snowfall since at least the 1940s.

The number of snowy days last year (39) tied 1973 for the most on record.

It wasn’t always like this though. In 1976, there was no snow at Vail at Christmas.

Ocala Star-Banner – Google News Archive Search

California was facing a  drought disaster.

TimesMachine: March 8, 1977 – NYTimes.com

England was having their hottest and driest summer on record,

Schenectady Gazette – Google News Archive Search

In 1995, scientists said skiing was doomed.

13 Dec 1995, Page 14 – The Times Herald at Newspapers.com

Scientists announced twenty years ago that “children just won’t know what snow is.

Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past – Environment – The Independent

In 2014, the New York Times announced the end of snow.

The End of Snow? – The New York Times

In 2006, the New York Times blamed poor snow at Whistler, Canada on global warming.

PROBLEMS AT WHISTLER – The New York Times

This is what Whistler looks like today.

In 2016, Jerry Brown and the New York Times announced the California permanent drought.

California Braces for Unending Drought – The New York Times

Thanks El Niño, But California’s Drought Is Probably Forever | WIRED

And California had their wettest winter on record immediately afterwards.

Oroville Dam energency spillway in use for first time in dam history | The Sacramento Bee

Based on the junk science he had heard from climate scientists, Jerry Brown spent $100 billion on a train to nowhere, thinking it would make it rain and snow.

This is exactly what President Eisenhower warned about in 1961.

The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present — and is gravely to be regarded.

Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.

  • President Eisenhower   January 17, 1961

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10 Responses to The Case Against Climate Science

  1. Ken Davis says:

    To be fair almost none of that is science. It is science journalism. A functionally illiterate word hacker said some scientists said something that they may or may not have said and may have meant something completely different due some possible maybe bet hedging weasel words.

    • Steve Case says:

      Ken Davis says:

      Uh huh, but that’s what most people read. That includes me. I don’t read papers published in academic journals – most of them are behind paywalls. We depend on the media outlets to have subscriptions to the journals and do a decent job of telling us what they say. Unfortunately the mainstream or as Monckton recently said, markstream media is biased as hell.

    • Hardy Gavin says:

      The terrible thing is that some people prefer to ignore documented and photographed history because they are historical facts and can’t be tampered with in the same way that “scientist” @MichaelEMann selectively acquires data, combines it with different data series and then manipulates his statistical analysis to invent “a hockey stick”, effectively deleting thousands of examples of historical events.

      That’s the point of this article, much of the so-called “science” is irreproducible and unverifiable.

    • D. Boss says:

      True, Lamestream Media are ignorant idiots – many of whom cannot even pronounce English correctly – and biased as hell to boot…. However as per Tony’s last post, and my own experience – Science itself can be extremely dishonest, and there are likely as many “honesty challenged” folks in so called “science” as in used car sales!

      Either blatant dishonesty, or ignorant of more generalized knowledge, or having succumbed to groupthink or the proscribed science dogma/doctrine of the day/era.

      Seriously science has more dogma than the Roman Catholic Church. Challenge the dogma or doctrine, and you are tarred and feathered as if a blasphemer. Or you are ex-communicated if you bring forward theories or results that go against the accepted groupthink.

      It’s been that way for a long time before this Climate Change bull chips… but now being politicized on top of that mindset, makes it like a raging rabid pack of wolves…

      What “science” needs is a revamp of core principles, such as so called “peer review”. Or as some call it, “pal review”. Engineers – have to be accountable else people die, or companies go broke. Scientists have no such “auto correcting” mechanism to root out the nonsense.

      Perhaps “peer review” should be modified to include reviews by actual professional Engineers to weed out the crap…

      People like Tony who actually had to perform or perish in terms of engineering reputation…

  2. Bill says:

    It should be noted that the Lancet article is almost five years old. Have there been any real repercussions from this article?

    Four years after this article was published, the Lancet executive editor opined

    “Gender equity in science is not only a matter of justice and rights; it is crucial to producing the best research and the best care for patients.”

  3. Cristine Meixner says:

    I attempted to look up Richard Horton’s editorial at The Lancet website. April 2015 is missing from the archives. I wonder why.

  4. DCA says:

    “Here is what your favorite ski area may look like in 2085.”

    I guess the publisher doesn’t realize the irony that the photo is from today, not the future.

    So if a weather event some time in the future looks like a weather event from the current time, that’s a disaster?

  5. Eric Hatfield says:

    It is interesting that while the total snow coverage is increasing somewhat over the fall and the overall winter, the linked site (Rutgers Global Snow Lab) also clearly shows the decrease in coverage in the spring.

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