posted on Nov, 11 2013 @ 07:07 PM
Here's a case of blatant dishonesty from writer Rady Ananda of ThePeoplesVoice.com
Writing an article titled IPCC warns not to
Rady states this:
The Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns that, despite global side effects and long-term
consequences, geoengineering techniques involving solar radiation management (SRM) should be maintained:
“If SRM were terminated for any reason, there is high confidence that global surface temperatures would rise very rapidly to values
consistent with the greenhouse gas forcing.” [emphasis in original]
(I changed the emphasis from italics to bold 'cos ATS doesn't seem to like italics for some reason)
Trouble is he has cherry picked from a longer paragraph:
Methods that aim to deliberately alter the climate system to counter climate change, termed geoengineering, have been proposed. Limited evidence
precludes a comprehensive quantitative assessment of both Solar Radiation Management (SRM) and Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) and their impact on the
climate system. CDR methods have biogeochemical and technological limitations to their potential on a global scale. There is insufficient knowledge to
quantify how much CO2 emissions could be partially offset by CDR on a century timescale. Modelling indicates that SRM methods, if realizable, have the
potential to substantially offset a global temperature rise, but they would also modify the global water cycle, and would not reduce ocean
acidification. If SRM were terminated for any reason, there is high confidence that global surface temperatures would rise very rapidly to values
consistent with the greenhouse gas forcing. CDR and SRM methods carry side effects and long-term consequences on a global scale. [6.5, 7.7]
taken from the version that TPV has archived for itself
as linked in
Here you can clearly see that the IPCC is saying that IF SM is started then it would have to be maintained lest any gains achieved were rapidly
You may or may not agree that global warming exists, or is "man made" or has a "man made" component - but everyone should be able to see that this
guy has been blatantly dishonest with his cherry picking here!
then there are the experiments he lists -
One of the programs listed, the Intercontinental Chemical Transport Experiment, covered the Northern Hemisphere, measuring aerosols originating in
Asia and crossing the Pacific into North America, then continuing across the continent, across the Atlantic Ocean and into Europe. Headed by the
International Global Atmospheric Chemistry Project, these flights ran in 2004 and 2006, and reportedly numbered less than four dozen.
Another “experiment,” the European Aerosol Cloud Climate and Air Quality Interactions Project, started in January 2007 and ended in December 2010
– running for a full four years, and included Africa.
In addition to the joint regional projects, several nations also perform smaller field trials within their own borders. India admits to running SRM
programs for over ten years.
Surely, field trials move way beyond “experiments” when they cover continents and cross oceans and are performed over a period of years.
I am unsure what the Indians have "admitted to", but the 2 other experiments listed -
Intercontinental Chemical Transport Experiment home page
- a quick look at the
platforms (aircraft and satellites) used
shows that this "experiment" consists of
European Integrated project on Aerosol Cloud Climate and Air Quality interactions (EUCAARI)
is similarly measurement -
In this paper we describe and summarize the main achievements of the European Aerosol Cloud Climate and Air Quality Interactions project
(EUCAARI). EUCAARI started on 1 January 2007 and ended on 31 December 2010 leaving a rich legacy including: (a) a comprehensive database with a year
of observations of the physical, chemical and optical properties of aerosol particles over Europe, (b) comprehensive aerosol measurements in four
developing countries, (c) a database of airborne measurements of aerosols and clouds over Europe during May 2008, (d) comprehensive modeling tools to
study aerosol processes from nano to global scale and their effects on climate and air quality. In addition a new Pan-European aerosol emissions
inventory was developed and evaluated, a new cluster spectrometer was built and tested in the field and several new aerosol parameterizations and
computations modules for chemical transport and global climate models were developed and evaluated. These achievements and related studies have
substantially improved our understanding and reduced the uncertainties of aerosol radiative forcing and air quality-climate interactions. The EUCAARI
results can be utilized in European and global environmental policy to assess the aerosol impacts and the corresponding abatement strategies.
Apparently Rady is stuck in high school mode where "experiment" can only mean pouring chemicals into and out of beakers and test tubes!