The French SociÃ©tÃ© de Calcul MathÃ©matique SA., a think tank devoted to matters mathematical & statistical, delivered, last month, a devastating white paper, which characterized the battle against Global Warming as “an absurd, costly, and pointless crusade.”
Barbara Hollingsworth, at CNS News, summarizes:
As the United Nations gears up for its next international conference on climate change in Paris next month (COP 21), a scathing white paper released by a society of French mathematicians calls its fight against global warming â€œabsurdâ€ and â€œa costly and pointless crusadeâ€.
â€œYou would probably have to go quite a long way back in humanâ€¦history to find [such a] mad obsession,â€ according to a translated summary of the document released in September by the Paris-based SociÃ©tÃ© de Calcul MathÃ©matique SA.
The mathematicians harshly criticized a â€œcrusade [that] has invaded every area of activity and everyoneâ€™s thinking,” noting that “the battle [against] CO2 has become a national priority.
“How have we reached this point in a country that claims to be rational?â€ they ask, adding that mathematicians â€œdo not believe in crusades. They look at facts, figures, comments and arguments.â€
â€œThere is not a single fact, figureâ€¦[or] observation that leads us to conclude the worldâ€™s climate is in any way â€˜disturbed,â€ the paper states. â€œIt is variable, as it has always been. â€¦ Modern methods are far from being able to accurately measure the planetâ€™s overall temperature even today, so measurements made 50 or 100 years ago are even less reliable.â€
Noting that concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) have â€œalwaysâ€ varied, the French mathematicians also said that after processing the raw data on hurricanes themselves, they verified that â€œthey are no more frequent now than they have been in the past.â€
â€œWe are being told that a temperature increase of more than 2 degrees C[elsius] by comparison with the beginning of the industrial age would have dramatic consequences and absolutely has to be prevented.
“When they hear this, people worry. Has there not already been an increase of 1.9 degrees C?
â€œActually, no. The figures for the period 1995-2015 show an upward trend of about 1 degree C every hundred years! Of course, these figures, [which] contradict public policies, are never brought to public attention,â€ the white paper stated.
The French mathematicians also said that the UNâ€™s climate models have failed to take into account natural phenomena that affects climate far more than human activity.
Human impact on the climate is â€œtiny, quite negligible in comparison with natural causes,â€ they point out. â€œHuman beings can do nothing about solar activity, the state of the oceans, the temperature of the Earthâ€™s magna, or the composition of the atmosphere.â€
Furthermore, the work done by the UNâ€™s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) does not meet the basic standards set by reputable scientific journals because its â€œconclusions go [contrary] to observed facts; the figures used are deliberately chosen to support its conclusions (with no regard for the most basic scientific honesty); and the variability of natural phenomena is passed over without comment.â€
Even if there were such a thing as global warming, â€œthen we should celebrate,â€ the mathematicians said. â€œAnd if it does not exist, then we simply shall have to carry on switching on the central heating.â€
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