terça-feira, fevereiro 21, 2006

Furacões: o Homem continua inocente

À medida que o conhecimento avança, a inocência do Homem prevalece. Um relatório recentemente produzido para a Organização Meteorológica Mundial vem demonstrar a falta de provas da relação entre “global warming” e ciclogénese.

Juntam-se alguns comentários em Inglês para meditação:

«Climate change can't be blamed for any of the events that made the past tropical cyclone season the worst in recent times, a report by a group of international experts says. "No single high impact tropical cyclone event of 2004 and 2005 can be directly attributed to global warming," it says in a report submitted to the World Meteorological Organization's (WMO)Commission for Atmospheric Sciences, which is meeting in South Africa
--Judy Skatssoon, ABC Science Online, 21 February 2006

«John McBride says there's no proof that cyclones have become more common or will become more frequent in the future, or that they'll take place in more parts of the world. "Worldwide, there's really no evidence for any change," he says. He says the report also questions claims that tropical cyclones have become more intense over the past 50 years, saying data used in the past may be inaccurate or incomplete because of limitations with the
technology of the day

--Judy Skatssoon, ABC Science Online, 21 February 2006

«It is clear that the politicising of climate science has resulted in an abandoning of good scientific practice and ethics. Any critical scientific discussion of the science behind the AGW doctrine is shouted down, ridiculed or ostracised. We geologists can help to steer climate science away from the ideological hype and straight-jacket and return it to its proper functioning
--Gerrit J. van der Lingen, Newsletter of the Geological Society of New Zealand

«The question of the place of science in human life is not a scientific question. It is a philosophical question. Scientism, the view that science can explain all human conditions and expressions, mental as well as physical, is a superstition, one of the dominant superstitions of our day; and it is not an insult to science to say so
--Leon Wieseltier, The New York Times, 19 February 2006

Obs.: AGW – anthropogenic global warming (aquecimento global antropogénico)