In town for a Griz game, I read with some disbelief a (Nov. 30) letter from Kirwin Werner worrying about rising sea levels and burning fossil fuels and CO2.
He states that "carbon dioxide levels are higher... we're seeing increases in sea levels and global temperatures, and an increase in the frequency and intensity of weather shifts." He is not alone; 96 "scientists" from the University of Montana signed a letter to Gov. Steve Bullock claiming that they "believed" in human caused global warming partly because "97 percent" of other scientists "believed."
Gosh, the flat earth society really does exist. Back to reality and elementary school. Consensus is not science and science is not consensus. Prove it.
Well, guess what, 37 global circulation models used in the last Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report tried to do just that starting in 1988. As of today, every single model has failed to predict the fact that there has been no global warming – none since 1997. Let me repeat that: no global warming since 1997 (over 17 years). This is a fact that 100 percent of climate scientists agree on.
So to the 96 scientists at UM and to Werner, where's the "heat"? Go visit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NASA, RSS, HadCRUT and UAH, and you will find that the global warming required by your theory has not occurred. That, in my book, signals a failure of the theory.
Perhaps you will find some stunning reason to continue to believe that you understand the global climate, since it appears to this observer your "belief" trumps your ability to reason.