Famed Climate Scientist Claims Data Now ‘Unnecessary’ To Measure Global Warming

mannA leading climate scientist and climate justice warrior says data is increasingly unnecessary because scientists “can see climate change.”

Michael Mann, a climatologist and the director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University, told the Democratic Platform Drafting Committee at a hearing June 17 that climate data is really no longer necessary since we can see “climate change” on our TV screens.

“Fundamentally, I’m a climate scientist and have spent much of my career with my head buried in climate-model output and observational climate data trying to tease out the signal of human-caused climate change,” Mann told the committee.

“What is disconcerting to me and so many of my colleagues is that these tools that we’ve spent years developing increasingly are unnecessary because we can see climate change, the impacts of climate change, now, playing out in real time, on our television screens, in the 24-hour news cycle,” he added.

Mann went on to say climate change is no longer subtle – in fact, it’s now “obvious,” citing weather instances like flooding in Texas, as well as the California drought as examples of why data accumulation is becoming unnecessary.

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    Captain Dave

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    I am sure his book will not be as entertaining or as successful as Mark Steyn’s “A Disgrace to the Profession (Volume One)”.

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    JayPee

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    Re :  1st  ¶
    And proof of Deity is unnecessary for religious belief.
    What an astounding parallel !

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    GR82DRV

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    We can have a hundred days in a row of below normal temperatures and nothing but crickets from the eco-left…  Then the first day of above average is haled as Armageddon by these sky-is-falling politicos.  

    Heads I win – Tails you lose.

    Michael should get his big white posterior over here to the upper Midwest where we continue to have one cold season after another (late frosts in the spring and early freezing in the fall), instead of cherry picking the hot-spot of the day and representing it to be the average that “everyone can see”. 

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    Amber

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    Climate change….. now playing out on our TV screens ? Really ?
    Like in :
    Doomsday
    The Perfect Storm
    Volcano
    The Day After Tomorrow
    Into The Storm ,
       Developing “tools ” to tease out the signal of human caused climate change ?   Developing  tools sounds a whole lot like a work in progress .   It should be easy to produce  “tease” out data because as any scientist knows no data or incomplete data blows any hypothesis .  
                      What data has been getting  fed into  climate  models  that are proven to be so  wildly high and  inaccurate  ?
       Climate changes and thank goodness it is warming.   Any votes to return to the ice age we are exiting ?   When humans figure
       out how to control the sun and the other natural climate variables  they can think about  playing Master of the Universe   with the earth’s
        thermostat .
         What credible scientists think  and can prove  humans are going to do a Goldilocks and regulate the earth’s temperature to within
          a couple of degrees of some arbitrary number by tweaking down  a trace gas so  beneficial to plants, animals and forests ?    
                  Till then watch disaster movies if you want to  scare yourself . Mother nature runs the show just like always 
         and right now we are the beneficiaries of a warming cycle . We know more than yesterday about climate but the
         development of tools is a long long way from the earth has a fever propaganda  of the scary global warming industry .
                 
     
     

     
         

      

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    JayPee

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    By now I would have expected
    Professor  Mann
    To have put forth refutation that the global warming
    And  Climate Change and  even
    THE MYTHICAL GREENHOUSE EFFECT
    Are not in need of any proof either

    Even though

    They are provably false and

    A LIE .

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    Mjw

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    Speaking before the Democratic Platform Drafting Committee Michael Mann cited weather instances like flooding in Texas, as well as the California drought.
    First flood ever in Texas? and as we all know California was a veritable water garden before the industrial revolution.
    Lies are easy to tell when you are speaking to cretins.

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