Joe Bastardi has left a comment at Rolling Stone in response to their “10 Dumbest Statements Ever Made About Global Warming” commentary.
Here it is:
By the way, talking about deceit. THIS WAS A GLOBAL WARMING ISSUE. that is the game you chose. To then conveniently turn into Climate Change, which is redundant since over the history of the earth, no place on earth has had a constant climate, because of the nature of the planet and its relation to the sun ( ever notice most of the land is in the northern hemisphere, ocean in the south, a continent at the south pole of the earth, a frozen ocean at the north, the seasons, and the changes in feedback at different times of the year, check out MJO phase charts if you wish to see a classic example of that) is merely deceit. No one denies that there is variance or climate, THE ISSUE IS CATASTROPHIC WARMING AND WHEN IT STOPPED you simply decided that if you point out occurrences that people were not able to see as fast before, then you can point out all the wild things that actually have been happening on the planet since time began. But now you get to see them point them out and say see. Classic example hurricanes. Both Irene and Sandy were not major hurricane yet in 1954 and 1955 5 major hurricanes hit the east coast from NC north in a two year period. In 1938 a hurricane drove 15 feet of water in Providence rhode island. The weather you see now is just like the weather in the 1950s, the last time the atlantic was warm while the Pacific was cooling and we are seeing the same things in the 3 true canaries in the coal mine, western Europe, Alaska and the far east where winters first turn colder. Because of the reduction of available moisture from a cooling tropical Pacific, the US first turns dry and dryness breeds heat. Anyone that looks at decadol charts from the 1950s can see that, along with the increased hurricane threat on the east coast, which so far can not hold a candle to the 1950s. But I am sure none of this matters to you. But changing the game from what you started, GLOBAL WARMING, to something none of deny, climate and the variances, is simply cheating. You started it , you are getting whipped, and its only going to get worse once the atlantic flips into its cold mode and the decreased TSI due to the sun takes over. I made a forecast 4 years ago that by 2030 temperature would return to where they were in the late 1970s, at the start of the satellite era, and at the end of the last cold cycle of the Pacific, before it warmed ( now back to colder).
By the way, just how are your computer forecasts that have caused draconian measures to be advocated that inhibit the progress of men doing.. well lets see
Point is you are the ones deceiving people. You are the ones changing the playing field You are the ones that said global warming, saw you were getting whipped and are trying to change this to something that is inherent to the system naturally, in an effort to deceive people. Stick with what you said, GLOBAL WARMING IS THE ISSUE, and face the facts. And quit lying about people that know darn well that the earth is in a constant state of change, and with change, comes conflict, which over a period of years produces the climate NATURALLY.”
I don’t know about dumb statements, Joe, but C3 Headines show 44 definitely dumb model forecasts.