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Climate Misinformer: Fred Singer

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Quotes by Fred Singer

Climate Myth What the Science Says
"there is NO observed HotSpot.  The sat data are correct and [Ben] Santer is wrong ... The [global mean surface temperature] trend (1979-1997) must be ~zero. — A STARTLING RESULT"
24 August 2013 (Source)

The tropical troposhere 'hot spot' may or may not be present (data are not sufficiently accurate to say), but the 1979–1997 surface temperature trend is approximately 0.11°C per decade.

"in the ice-core record...sudden temperature increases precede increases in CO2. "
29 February 2012 (Source)
CO2 didn't initiate warming from past ice ages but it did amplify the warming.
"The atmospheric temperature record between 1978 and 2000 (both from satellites and, independently, from radiosondes) doesn't show a warming. Neither does the ocean. "
29 February 2012 (Source)
The most recent ocean measurements show consistent warming.
"The atmospheric temperature record between 1978 and 2000 (both from satellites and, independently, from radiosondes) doesn't show a warming."
29 February 2012 (Source)
The most recent satellite data show that the earth as a whole is warming.
"Clearly, the decline of 1940-1975 does not fit the picture of an increasing level of carbon dioxide"
29 February 2012 (Source)
Mid-century cooling involved aerosols and is irrelevant for recent global warming.
"I conclude, therefore, that the balance of evidence favors little if any global warming during 1978-1997."
17 November 2011 (Source)

There are many lines of evidence indicating global warming is unequivocal.

"Muller thinks that he has eliminated the effects of local heating, like urban heat islands. But this is a difficult undertaking, and many doubt that the BEST study has been successful in this respect."
17 November 2011 (Source)
Urban and rural regions show the same warming trend.
"None of the warmistas can explain why the climate hasn't warmed in the 21st century, while CO2 has been increasing rapidly."
17 November 2011 (Source)
There is long-term correlation between CO2 and global temperature; other effects are short-term.
"we have non-thermometer temperature data from so-called proxies: tree rings, ice cores, lake and ocean sediments, stalagmites. Most of these haven't shown any warming since 1940!"
17 November 2011 (Source)

There are many lines of evidence indicating global warming is unequivocal.

"...supporting data don't show any ocean warming, either."
17 November 2011 (Source)
The most recent ocean measurements show consistent warming.
"It is very likely that the reported warming during 1978-97 is simply an artifact -- the result of the measurement scheme rather than an actual warming."
17 November 2011 (Source)

There are many lines of evidence indicating global warming is unequivocal.

"And did you know that climate models run on high-speed computers all insist that the atmosphere must warm faster than the surface -- and so does atmospheric theory?"
17 November 2011 (Source)
We see a clear "short-term hot spot" - there's various evidence for a "long-term hot spot".
"But the main reason I have remained a skeptic is that the atmosphere, unlike the land surface, has shown no warming during the crucial period (1978-1997), either over land or over ocean, according to satellites and independent data from weather balloons."
17 November 2011 (Source)
The most recent satellite data show that the earth as a whole is warming.
"The fact that the BEST results agree with previously published analyses of warming trends from land stations may indicate only that there is something very wrong with all of these."
17 November 2011 (Source)
The warming trend is the same in rural and urban areas, measured by thermometers and satellites.
"The absence of warming is in accord with the theory that climate is heavily impacted by solar variability, and agrees with the solar data presented in a 2007 paper by Danish physicist Henrik Svensmark in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society A."
4 November 2011 (Source)

In the last 35 years of global warming, sun and climate have been going in opposite directions

"Contrary to both global-warming theory and climate models, data from weather satellites show no atmospheric temperature increase over this period [1978 to 1997], and neither do the entirely independent radiosondes carried in weather balloons. "
4 November 2011 (Source)
The most recent satellite data show that the earth as a whole is warming.
"I suspect that the temperature records still are affected by the urban heat-island effect—a term given to any local warming, whatever its cause—despite efforts to correct for this. The urban heat-island effect could include heat produced not only in urban areas, but also due to changes in land use or poor station siting. "
4 November 2011 (Source)
Urban and rural regions show the same warming trend.
"The Berkeley results in no way confirm the scientifically discredited Hockeystick graph, which had been so eagerly adopted by climate alarmists."
25 October 2011 (Source)
Recent studies agree that recent global temperatures are unprecedented in the last 1000 years.
"We have non-thermometer temperature data from so-called “proxies”: tree rings, ice cores, ocean sediments, stalagmites. They don’t show any global warming since 1940!"
25 October 2011 (Source)

There are many lines of evidence indicating global warming is unequivocal.

"Unlike the land surface, the atmosphere showed no warming trend, either over land or over ocean — according to satellites and independent data from weather balloons. This indicates to me that there is something very wrong with the land surface data."
25 October 2011 (Source)
The warming trend is the same in rural and urban areas, measured by thermometers and satellites.
"I applaud and support what is being done by the Project — a very difficult but important undertaking. I personally have little faith in the quality of the surface data, having been exposed to the revealing work by Anthony Watts and others. However, I have an open mind on the issue and look forward to seeing the results of the Project in their forthcoming publications. "
19 February 2011 (Source)
The warming trend is the same in rural and urban areas, measured by thermometers and satellites.
"Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant. On the contrary, it makes crops and forests grow faster. "
26 November 2008 (Source)

The effects of enhanced CO2 on terrestrial plants are variable and complex and dependent on numerous factors

"Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant."
26 November 2008 (Source)

Through its impacts on the climate, CO2 presents a danger to public health and welfare, and thus qualifies as an air pollutant

"evaporation from the ocean with subsequent deposition on the ice caps, principally in the Antarctic, is more important in determining sea-level changes than the melting of glaciers and thermal expansion of ocean water. It also suggests that any future moderate warming, from whatever cause, will slow down the ongoing sea-level rise, rather than speed it up."
12 May 1999 (Source)
Sea level rise is now increasing faster than predicted due to unexpectedly rapid ice melting.

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