CSIRO: climate change is "beyond doubt"

No-one's listening

The alarmists are hitting back, with more scary headlines from our national, taxpayer-funded AGW advocacy group, sorry, independent scientific organisation, which the ABC gleefully trumpets on AM this morning:

The head of Australia’s peak science body has spoken out in defence of climate scientists, saying the link between human activity and climate change is beyond doubt.

The head of the CSIRO, Dr Megan Clark, says the evidence of global warming is unquestionable, and in Australia it is backed by years of robust research.

Dr Clark says climate records are being broken every decade and all parts of the nation are warming.

“We are seeing significant evidence of a changing climate,” she said.

“If we just take our temperature, all of Australia has experienced warming over the last 50 years. We are warming in every part of the country during every season and as each decade goes by, the records are being broken.

Yep, agree with all of that. The world is indeed warming. So what about the cause? Solar fluctuations? Recovery from the Little Ice Age? ENSO? Cosmic ray cloud modulation? No, none of those of course:

Dr Clark says the evidence strongly suggests human activity is responsible for the rise.

We know two things. We know that our CO2 has never risen so quickly. We are now starting to see CO2 and methane in the atmosphere at levels that we just haven’t seen for the past 800,000 years, possibly even 20 million years,” she said.

“We also know that that rapid increase that we’ve been measuring was at the same time that we saw the industrial revolution so it is very likely that these two are connected.”

So temporal correlation = causation according to Dr Clark? And she calls herself a scientist.

Read it here.

UPDATE: From the Sydney Morning Herald:

The CSIRO’s chief executive, Megan Clark, said yesterday that while society would have a debate about the science underpinning climate change – much like previous debates about the link between smoking and lung cancer – the CSIRO’s role was to release ”unemotional” scientific data. (source)

From News.com.au:

AUSTRALIA’S leading scientists have hit back at climate change sceptics, accusing them of creating a “smokescreen of denial”. (source)

Gee, I’d hate to hear them if the ever did get emotional…


  1. Further to this did anyone notice the ABC online news headlines covered the above story this morning? In the online headline grab it had the following with appropriate picture of smog belching smokestacks:-

    “CSIRO head says the evidence of global warming is unquestionable”

    Directly under this for maximum subliminal, thought conditioning effect and so we can relate the two in our minds was this, also with picture – a satellite image of cyclone off coast of QLD:-

    “Weather forecasters are keeping a close eye on a category four cyclone moving slowly towards the far north Queensland coast”

    This is pretty bloody blatant if you ask me. What are the intentions of the editors? Why would an editor do this? Surely an editor must know this would create friction post Climategate? Do they assume that EVERYONE knows that the two aren’t related?

    Is this the start of or just a continuation of the “street fight against well-funded, merciless enemies who play by entirely different rules,” as Paul R. Ehrlich so succinctly stated?

  2. McHarris says:

    Why is it ‘beyond doubt’? that is a divine statement me thinks! Science has always been open to question, why should it be different with climate change…. or do you mean MAN MADE climate change. Of course the climate has always changed… it is NEVER static never has been……

    Keep learning from what others have to say and do your utmost to be heard in this debate – which is NOT over.


  3. “Gee, I’d hate to hear them if the ever did get emotional…”

    LOL nicely said. Let them keep digging.

  4. McHarris says:

    Today we learn that Lord Christopher Monckton has once again come forward to warn the United States of America – and the entire world we expect, that the United Nations will try again to get their ‘treaty’ passed in Bonn, Germany. The video of Lord Monckton speaking is found at the Cfact link.
    (click here) http://just-me-in-t.blogspot.com/2010/03/you-voted-them-in.html

  5. Chris Hancock says:

    Solar irradiance has been falling since 1985, while global temperatures have risen
    Ref: http://www.warwickhughes.com/agri/lockwood2007.pdf

    So it’s not the sun.

    ENSO is a short lived (1-2 years) phenomenon and not a trend.

    So ENSO cannot explain ongoing warming.

    Why is the planet warming?


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