December 26th, 2009

Climate Realist 01 Lawrence Solomon

Author and journalist, Lawrence Solomon has worked hard to uncover the aspects, motivations and the duplicitous nature of the warming by human emissions of carbon dioxide dogma. For that he has been rewarded with disparagement by alarmists in denial.

[Ice cores show the MWP, it is just not mentioned by the alarmist IPCC, alarmist journals or the alarmist MSM, see WUWT here. (Scroll to "The South pole and MWP:")]

Wikipedia’s climate doctor.
December 19, 2009
The Climategate Emails describe how a small band of climatologists cooked the books to make the last century seem dangerously warm.
The emails also describe how the band plotted to rewrite history as well as science, particularly by eliminating the Medieval Warm Period, a 400 year period that began around 1000 AD.
The Climategate Emails reveal something else, too: the enlistment of the most widely read source of information in the world — Wikipedia — in the wholesale rewriting of this history.
The Medieval Warm Period, which followed the meanness and cold of the Dark Ages, was a great time in human history — it allowed humans around the world to bask in a glorious warmth that vastly improved agriculture, increased life spans and otherwise bettered the human condition.

Wikipedia's hockey stick wars.
December 23
Since my Saturday column described how Wikipedia editors have been feverishly rewriting climate history over much of the decade, fair-minded Wikipedians have been doing their best to correct the record. No sooner than they remove gross distortions, however, than the distortions are replaced. William Connolley, a Climategate member and Wikipedia's chief climate change propagandist, remains as active as ever.
How does Wikipedia work and how do Connolley and his co-conspirators exercise control? Take Wikipedia's page for Medieval Warm Period, as an example. In the three days following my column's appearance, this page alone was changed some 50 times in battles between Connolley's crew and those who want a fair presentation of history.

(Lawrence brought another zealot to our attention in 2008
Wikipedia's Zealots: Solomon Kim Dabelstein Petersen named.)

Read all His articles in the National Post


The Deniers

The Deniers Part I - Statistics needed
II - Warming is real -- and has benefits --
III - The hurricane expert who stood up to UN junk science
IV - Polar scientists on thin ice
V - The original denier: into the cold
VI - The sun moves climate change
Part VII - Will the sun cool us?
VIII - The limits of predictability
IX - Look to Mars for the truth on global warming
X - Limited role for C02
XI - End the chill
XII - Clouded research
XIII - Allegre's second thoughts
XIV - The heat's in the sun
XV - Unsettled Science
XVI - Bitten by the IPCC
XVII - Little ice age is still within us
XVIII - Fighting climate 'fluff'
XIX - Science, not politics
XX - Gore's guru disagreed
XXI - The ice-core man
XXII - Some restraint in Rome
XXIII - Discounting logic
XXIV - Dire forecasts aren't new
XXV - They call this a consensus?
XXVI - NASA chief Michael Griffin silenced
XXVII Forget warming - beware the new ice age
XXVIII Open mind sees climate clearly
XXIX Models trump measurements
XXX What global warming, Australian skeptic asks
XXXI In the eye of the storm of global warming
XXXII From chaos, coherence
XXXIII The aerosol man
XXXIV The Hot Trend is cool yachts
XXXV You still need your parka in Antarctica
XXXVI IPCC too blinkered and corrupt
XXXVII Why melting of ice sheets 'is impossible'
XXXVIII Climate change by Jupiter
XXXIX Green hero slammed as climate heretic

The Climate Profiteers (in progress)
Enron's Other Secret
Climate insurance
Hot climate premiums
DuPont’s new game
Fill up with subsidies
Profitin’ in the wind Carbon baron Gore
The free luncher: Exelon

The Deniers: The World Renowned Scientists Who Stood Up Against Global...
Toronto Sprawls: A History (University of Toronto Centre for Public…

The Conserver Solution

The Deniers: The World Renowned Scientists Who Stood Up Against Global…

In the Name of Progress: The Underside of Foreign Aid.

Energy shock: After the oil runs out

College Board Achievement Test, Biology

Amazon's about page here.

Interview with the Frontier Centre for Public Policy here. (PDF here)
MP3 "The science is not settled" here.
MP3 "Lawrence Solomon And The Petroleum Club, Drive Thru Ban: A Done Deal? - Or A Deal Done?" here.

On Dr. Weiss denying he is a denier (funding related?), with ref. to his claim that the Sun plays only a minor role:
Satellite measurements show our quiet sun is cooling the upper thermosphere

Executive director of Urban Renaissance, Lawrence maintains a blog on that site.