Andrew Revkin of the New York Times got an e-mail from James Annan, one of the fiercest defenders of the Hockey Stick chart.
Revkin actually published the content of that e-mail at the the New York Times Dot Earth site here (scroll down to comments).
Here’s the comment left by Revkin, quoting Annan’s e-mail (emphasis added):
The climate scientist James Annan sent these thoughts by email:
‘Well, the press release is a bit strange, because it sounds like it is talking about the Aldrin et al paper which was published some time ago, to no great fanfare. I don’t know if they have a further update to that.
Anyway, there have now been several recent papers showing much the same – numerous factors including: the increase in positive forcing (CO2 and the recent work on black carbon), decrease in estimated negative forcing (aerosols), combined with the stubborn refusal of the planet to warm as had been predicted over the last decade, all makes a high climate sensitivity increasingly untenable. A value (slightly) under 2 is certainly looking a whole lot more plausible than anything above 4.5.’
[His blog: http://julesandjames.blogspot.com/ ]”
That is what we call a landmark change of course – by one of climatology’s most renowned warmist scientists. If even Annan can see it, then the writing is truly emblazoned on the wall.
For the warmist zombies out there, still desparately clinging to your catastrophe obsessions, take note!
Hat-Tip: E-mail from Marc Morano (http://climatedepot.com/).