. . . And, by the way: What consensus?
Regardless of the ultimate impact of the exposed e-mails from the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit (CRU), numerous facts about the atmosphere surrounding climate change have always been apparent to the broad atmospheric-science community.
The raw CRU e-mails, however, indicate that the gatekeepers of climate knowledge have limited what the public has been allowed to know about climate change.
Three important facts that have been sidetracked by the venerated gatekeepers include:
There has never been an established consensus among scientists that humans are causing long-term, global climate change.
Climate models have always been rather crude, inaccurate tools for projecting the worldwide trends of an extremely complex climate system.
Water, not carbon dioxide (CO2) or any other greenhouse gas, has always been the most significant climate regulator on Earth.
Regarding the “consensus,” climate czar Carol Browner said she relies on those “2,500 scientists” from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to support her claim that human carbon emissions are likely pushing climate change.
But not all of the 2,500 are actually climate scientists. The IPCC group consists of a mix of scientists, bureaucrats and governmental representatives, many of whom seem bent on a power-grab agenda.
The thousands of non-IPCC scientists specializing in atmospheric and climate-related work have never been quizzed human-induced climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation” [emphasis added]. Note the directive to be “open and transparent.”
But, perhaps more important, the members are assigned the task of assessing “human-induced” climate change, which implies such inducing already exists. In mate predicting with any specificity. For instance, in the real world, complex elements such as clouds have a profound effect on regulating the Earth’s surface temperature. Yet clouds are inadequately represented by the computer models designed to simulate them.
That brings us to water in general as a key climate regu-