Former lead author of IPCC report says, “Oops”

John Christy

The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in their last statement that evidence that the world was warming was “unequivocal”. It’s been getting hotter, and it’s going to get hotter. We’re all gonna die, blah, blah, blah.


John Christy, professor of atmospheric science at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, a former lead author on the IPCC now says:

“The temperature records cannot be relied on as indicators of global change,”

The Times Online tells the story:

The doubts of Christy and a number of other researchers focus on the thousands of weather stations around the world, which have been used to collect temperature data over the past 150 years.

These stations, they believe, have been seriously compromised by factors such as urbanisation, changes in land use and, in many cases, being moved from site to site.

Christy continues:

“The story is the same for each one. The popular data sets show a lot of warming but the apparent temperature rise was actually caused by local factors affecting the weather stations, such as land development.”

Are former believers, who are now skeptics, called deniers too? We’ve got a better word for them: heroes.

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5 Responses to “Former lead author of IPCC report says, “Oops””

  1. With The Times taking an interest in all things climategate, you can expect that they have sussed the sacm is not going away soon and they are positioning themselves to reflect the growing unease at buying fresh air (carbon credits)…
    good post from Dr Richard North


    Note this:
    “Cash-strapped Gordon Brown is buying £60,000,000-worth of “carbon credits” for Whitehall and other government offices in the UK, as well as British Nato bases in Europe.”

    • JOHN says:

      I wonder if he gets a nice “kickback”???

      • “First Climate Markets AG, in Bad Vilbel, Germany and South Pole Carbon, in Zurich, Switzerland are also part of the Europe-wide deal, which will net them typically 15 percent or more of the selling price in commissions – giving them a £9 million tax-funded bonanza.”

      • Tim says:

        “Kickback” comes when they leave office. Al Gore is a prime example. Politicians are legislating for their careers after they retire from politics. A direct ascendency from politics to incredible wealth in banking awaits those that play ball.

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