Tuesday, October 22, 2013
The Lessons of the Enlightenment, Not Lost on All
Judith Curry of Georgia Tech, Robert Austin of Princeton, Freeman Dyson, formerly of Princeton, and David Evans, a former climate modeler for the Australian government, all at one point believed in man-made catastrophic global warming and no longer do. And the reason that they no longer do is simple. They looked at the data and concluded that the models were wrong. These models predicted major atmospheric warming (even with draconian cuts in CO2), ocean warming, a hot-spot located in the upper troposphere, and a marked decrease in the amount of radiation escaping into space. None of this shit happened, and my suspicion is that none of these brave and respected scientists wanted to have omelet on their face. Kudos.