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Shock News! Another Climate Scientist Cocks Up!

December 3, 2013
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By Paul Homewood

 

h/t John F Hultquist

 

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http://www.sierraclub.ca/en/AdultDiscussionPlease

 

Back in March, climatologist Paul Beckwith forecast that Arctic ice would be gone this summer, a claim that met with much derision at the time.

But far from going away and reconsidering, he came back again in June even more confident of his prediction.

 

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The picture below shows what the Arctic looked like when all the ice had gone.

 

http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/IMAGES/ARCHIVE/20130916.jpg

 

Perhaps next year, this particular “climate scientist” might like to ask my dog for his predictions. I’m sure they won’t be any more ridiculous.

Perhaps, he would be better off getting a job with David Viner!

 

Footnote

In the “Serious Stuff” box, check out the first line and see how he spelt “Artic”!!

10 Comments
  1. December 3, 2013 6:53 pm

    Now that is a perfect example of doubling down on stupid.

  2. December 3, 2013 7:08 pm

    Of course Beckwith is a fool and nobody takes him seriously.

    But more worrying is this talk given by Marshall Shepherd, president of the American Meteorological Society and therefore someone who might be taken seriously.

    http://www.bishop-hill.net/blog/2013/6/6/marshalling-the-most-bizarre-arguments.html

    Six minutes in he says “some scientists project that by the end of this summer the arctic in the warm season will be totally ice free” giving the impression that this was a realistic possibility. When I challenged him on twitter about this he referred me to Beckwith.

    Ironically the talk is called ‘slaying the climate zombies’

  3. Dr. Anxiety permalink
    December 3, 2013 10:48 pm

    He really should take back his PhD and try a vocational school.

  4. John F. Hultquist permalink
    December 4, 2013 2:18 am

    Harold Camping predicted “Rapture” more than once and being wrong, paid a price;
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Camping#Aftermath

    “Climate scientists” and other eco-types seem to be coated with Teflon.

  5. Brian H permalink
    December 4, 2013 4:29 am

    They seem to get by on quoting each other citing each others’ BS.

  6. December 4, 2013 10:45 am

    Here is one more article that can give more insight on climate change

    http://www.power-technology.com/features/feature-new-report-climate-change-blame-fossil-fuels-industry/

    • December 4, 2013 10:48 am

      I’m sure we all prefer to go back to pre-industrial revolution standards of living!

    • Sparks permalink
      December 4, 2013 6:33 pm

      “…more insight on climate change.” Do you mean there’s more to man made climate change? Just when you think that you have read, watched and heard every BS story going, someone finds another.

      • December 5, 2013 11:36 am

        There are many theories based on climate change. The difference comes, only when countries and individual differs.

  7. Green Sand permalink
    December 4, 2013 4:00 pm

    Denmark Strait looking interesting:-


    And:-

    Also take a look at the shipping off the north west coast of Iceland:-

    http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/

    Click on the ships (mostly if not all fishing) and have a look at “Vessel’s Details” and most give temperature and wind speed/direction. They appear to be fishing in temps of around -7c?

    If you click on “Map options” – signified by > at the top of the left hand blue margin and then tick the “Wind” box you can get present and forecast (1 day ahead) wind and temperature details for the whole area. Mighty cold up there!

    With regard to any relevance to an Arctic Ice “recovery” not sure it means an awful lot. Just interesting to watch

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