Experts Smeared by Media and Greenpeace for Debunking Global Warming

William Matthew ("Matt") Briggs, Ph.D.William Matthew (“Matt”) Briggs, Ph.D.A not so funny, but somewhat predictable, event occurred after Dr. Matt Briggs co-authored a major peer-reviewed climate physics paper that exposed significant errors in the billion-dollar computer models used by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Briggs and his colleagues were smeared by the New York Times, the Guardian, the Washington Post and the Boston Globe because the revealed errors suggest that there is no climate crisis after all.

Dr. Briggs joined Breitbart News Executive Chairman, Stephen K. Bannon, on Breitbart News Sunday and explained that he, lead author Lord Monckton, physicist Dr. Willie Soon, and former Delaware Climatologist David Legates developed a simple climate model that exposed the errors in the more complex computer models used by the IPCC. The report was released in a joint article titled: “Why Models Run Hot: Results from An Irreducibly Simple Climate Model.”

Dr. Briggs, who has a Ph.D. in mathematical statistics from Cornell, was assistant editor for the Monthly Weather Review, and is widely published on matters concerning climate. He explained that for decades “the computer climate models on which the IPCC and others rely, make forecasts where the temperature will be way up there. But, the reality is the temperature has been way down here. So these monitors are running hot!”

The reason that the models are running hot is based on a “firm scientific principle,” says Briggs. “If a model is making bad predictions, which these climate models are, the theory that underlies them must be wrong. So these models must be wrong.”

Briggs explained that atmospheric reaction to carbon dioxide, known as climate sensitivity, is probably too high for these models. “If you take this climate sensitivity model and tone it down, you get a much closer match to reality.” He contends that the computer models are overcompensating for the addition of CO2’s to the atmosphere.

Although their findings weren’t that controversial scientifically, it was “unwelcome news” to the IPCC and other “Global Warmists”—“and that’s when the whole thing began to blow-up,” Briggs said.

Chairman Bannon asked Briggs how he reacts to all the “smug” entertainers, celebrities, personalities, and others who assert that global warming is a settled science. Briggs responded by explaining that what is settled, “is the fundamental, unshakable scientific principle, that if you have a theory that makes bad predictions, that theory must be wrong. And we have had lousy predictions from these climate models for years and years and years. Something must be wrong. This is undeniable.”

Briggs elaborated that his paper has been downloaded 10,000 times, making it one of the most downloaded reports on climate change ever. But the statistician acknowledged that a lot of money and careers are on the line, largely relying on the premise that the planet is heating up.

Consequently, he said, reporters from the aforementioned media outlets have done their best to smear the authors’ names. Moreover, they made attempts to get Soon and Legates fired from their jobs. Accusations were made that the authors wrote the paper for financial gains. Yet, no money was ever given or received for writing it. Briggs said the reporters “did not want to believe the truth I was telling them.”

Greenpeace was able to access all of eminent solar physicist Willie Soon’s emails from his employer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center regarding the paper. But they found nothing suggesting any kind of foul play, deception or receiving of illegal funds. Mr. Bannon mocked the Harvard-Smithsonian center for having released Soon’s correspondence, sarcastically referring to the institution as a “profiles in courage” for providing all of Soon’s private emails.

Eventually, Greenpeace sent the emails to the media in a desperate attempt to unveil some sort of mistake in the study, or deception on the part of the authors. Bannon observed, “so they were trying to smear you, ruin your reputations?” Briggs said that they tried, but every point was refuted entirely.

Briggs emphasized that “if you don’t remember anything else from this radio program listen to this: If you have a theory and that theory makes bad predictions, that theory is in error….Climate forecasters have made, for decades, lousy predictions. They are therefore in error….People should not rely on them to make decisions. Certainly, they should not rely on them to make legislation.”

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    Amber

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    Greenpeace and others rely on global warming fear to raise money .Not a big surprise that when the climate models have proven to be highly inaccurate all the rent seekers are not happy .

    Seems odd doesn’t it, when it comes to light the earth doesn’t actually have a fever after all you would think the green groups and media would be thrilled . Nope …not good
    for business and their true agenda shows itself .

    That great big cash cow global warming (climate change) just got set adrift although there will be attempts at rescue for salvage .

    Can’t wait to see what’s next from the rent seeking maggots .

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      Robert

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      They, the alarmists, can claim whatever they want. Their actions speak far louder and what they have shown us, time and again, is that:

      1 – They want disasters
      2 – They want loss of life
      3 – They want property damage
      4 – They wish ill on anyone who doesn’t believe as they do

      All so they can sit in smug satisfaction that “they were right.”

      A normal person would look at the potential for a catastrophe and, finding no real evidence to indicate it being likely, relax and focus their time, efforts, and money on things that do matter.

      Alarmists drool like one of Pavlov’s dogs at the prospect of some catastrophe taking place to prop up their beliefs. Media headlines such as what is taking place in Australia with tropical cyclone Marcia is the equivalent of the bell to Pavlov’s dog. Expecting a feast of bad news and disaster the salivating begins.

      I would hardly call them normal though it appears that sort of behavior is becoming the new “norm.”

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      Phil Fishmaan

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      Well said, Amber.
      Ironic, isn’t it? The theorists (as I call them) profess to be so worried about the future of our planet that when it appears that the future isn’t nearly so bleak, you would think they would be throwing champagne parties. Instead they are throwing stones at the deliverers of good news.

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    amirlach

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    [quote] “If a model is making bad predictions, which these climate models are, the theory that underlies them must be wrong. So these models must be wrong.”[/quote] Hmmm… Where have we heard that before Comrade?

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    amirlach

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    [quote]Greenpeace was able to access all of eminent solar physicist Willie Soon’s emails from his employer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center regarding the paper. But they found nothing suggesting any kind of foul play, deception or receiving of illegal funds. [/quote] Funny how these academics will release emails of skeptics while fighting tooth, nail and FOIA requests to keep the likes of Mann protected for academic “freedom”.

    [quote]“We are grateful for the vigorous defense waged by the University of Virginia in protecting their faculty and the integrity of research and scholarship,” Mr. Mann said in a statement to Law Blog. “Hopefully the ruling can serve as a precedent in other states confronting this same assault on public universities and their faculty.”[/quote]

    Who know’s? Maybe Mann will step up and demand the same protections be granted to his fellow scientists who are skeptical of AGW? Wait! I might be having a stroke…

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    Amber

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    The NY Times has some duty to it’s readers
    to not be a one sided propaganda mouth piece for the people that claim the earth has a scary fever .

    Dr. Briggs work demonstrate why climate models over state temperature .

    The NY Times and other media may choose to ignore reality but their readers will be way ahead of them.

    When readers no longer believe a source of information it doesn’t matter if the media buys ink by the barrel they are done .

    The NY Times has the opportunity to consider the study findings and ignore it if they wish. Knowing full well their agenda is being placed ahead of it’s READERS won’t go unnoticed .

    What other fudge are they trying to sell people ?

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