Australian Senator Malcolm Roberts claims that there is a pause in global warming
The Australian Senator Malcolm Roberts recently claimed on a ABC television show to […]
August 30, 2016
The Australian Senator Malcolm Roberts recently claimed on a ABC television show to the audience that there is a pause in global warming, and added that NASA manipulates their data. He then went on to argue that there is no evidence. Roberts refers to a blogger called Steven Goddard aka Tony Heller, who has no scientific background, but ties to the oil and gas industries (Hearthland Institute).
Goddard is known for a 2008 article in The Registerwhere he posited that Arctic Sea ice is not receding and claimed that data from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) showing the opposite was incorrect. Goddard later issued a retraction on his statement. , 
“I completely agree with Fred [Singer] that there probably has been little or no warming since the 1940s.” 
“The Arctic did not experience the meltdowns forecast by NSIDC and the Norwegian Polar Year Secretariat. It didn’t even come close. Additionally, some current graphs and press releases from NSIDC seem less than conservative. There appears to be a consistent pattern of overstatement related to Arctic ice loss.” 
Back in 2015 InsideClimate News also revealed that Tony has ties to the climate denial network
Desmog: Steven Goddard is one of several climate change skeptics cc’d on an email from S. Fred Singer in hopes of countering the documentary film “Merchants of Doubt,” which exposes the network of climate change skeptics and deniers trying to delay legislative action on climate change.
The October, 2014 email was leaked to journalists before the documentary was released. “Can I sue for damages?” Singer asked in the email. “Can we get an injunction against the documentary?”
InsideClimate News reports in their article “Leaked Email Reveals Who’s Who List of Climate Denialists,” how “Many of those copied on the email thread, such as Singer and communications specialist Steven Milloy, have financial ties to the tobacco, chemical, and oil and gas industries and have worked to defend them since the 1990s.”
Who do you trust, Goddard with ties to special interests who creates doubt on climate science, ignores empirical data, observations, and facts or the actual people, the scientists who study climate. Meanwhile global temperatures keep climbing, below a graph from the Japan Meteorological Agency, does this look like a pause, or is this also part of Steven Goddard‘s conspiracy?
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