Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Hockey Stick!

I've long thought that we are premature to believe human impacts drive our climate. The growing mismatch between global warming models and reality (no warming for over 18 years now, and counting) should make it obvious that we don't know enough to say that humans cause global warming.

Now we have more information on a cooling factor (tip to Instapundit):

According to a study by the Institute of Catalysis and Environment in Lyon (IRCELYON, CNRS / University Lyon 1) and the Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS), the oceans are producing unexpectedly large quantities of isoprene – a volatile organic compound (VOC) – which is known to have a cooling effect on climate. ...

“Here is more evidence of what we have known for some time: that climate models simply do not mirror the reality of a chaotic system – and that they should never have been trusted in the first place,” says Dr Benny Peiser, director of the Global Warming Policy Foundation.

Just remember, it's only a model.

Yes, they like to push the scam a lot. And it's a silly place.

UPDATE: This is enjoyable:

The witness would fail a Turing Test.

Oh, and about that 97% incantation the witness kept repeating like a talisman.

The Sierra Club? More like the 700 Club with recycling bins out front.

Oh, and I'd be remiss not to note Mark Steyn's long battle on this front.