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Most scientists engaged in the design, development, and tuning of climate models are in fact unlicensed software engineers

Posted by pwl on February 27, 2009

Atmospheric scientist Dr. Hendrik Tennekes, a scientific pioneer in the development of numerical weather prediction and former director of research at The Netherlands’ Royal National Meteorological Institute, and an internationally recognized expert in atmospheric boundary layer processes, took climate modelers to task for their projections of future planetary doom in a February 28, 2007 post on Climate Science.

I am of the opinion that most scientists engaged in the design, development, and tuning of climate models are in fact software engineers. They are unlicensed, hence unqualified to sell their products to society. In all regular engineering professions, there exists a licensing authority. If such an authority existed in climate research, I contend, the vast majority of climate modelers would vainly attempt certification. Also, they would be unable to obtain insurance against professional liability,” Tennekes said.

Tennekes also unleashed on the promoters of climate fears in a January 31, 2007 article. “I worry about the arrogance of scientists who claim they can help solve the climate problem, provided their research receives massive increases in funding“, he wrote.

“I am angry about the Climate Doomsday hype that politicians and scientists engage in. I am angry at Al Gore, I am angry at the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists for resetting its Doomsday clock, I am angry at Lord Martin Rees for using the full weight of the Royal Society in support of the Doomsday hype, I am angry at Paul Crutzen for his speculations about yet another technological fix, I am angry at the staff of IPCC for their preoccupation with carbon dioxide emissions, and I am angry at Jim Hansen for his efforts to sell a Greenland Ice Sheet Meltdown Catastrophe,” he explained.

Tennekes has also blasted Gore and the UN in the Dutch De Volskrant newspaper on March 28, 2007. “I find the Doomsday picture Al Gore is painting – a six-meter sea level rise, fifteen times the IPCC number – entirely without merit,” Tennekes wrote.

I protest vigorously the idea that the climate reacts like a home heating system to a changed setting of the thermostat: just turn the dial, and the desired temperature will soon be reached. We cannot run the climate as we wish,” Tennekes said.

Whatever the IPCC staff thinks, it is not at all inconceivable that decreasing solar activity will lead to some cooling ten years from now,” he concluded.

U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (Minority) Report, December 20, 2007

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2 Responses to “Most scientists engaged in the design, development, and tuning of climate models are in fact unlicensed software engineers”

  1. llabesab said

    The ‘Most Inconvenient Truth” is that The Anointed One, AKA Barrack Hussein Obama, is not an American. If he is, why fight tooth and nail to quash every request to view his Certificate of Birth? Why not put all the skeptics to bed by publishing the document. Don’t you just love Shakespeare, if only because he acted like Nostradamus in predicting what The Anointed One would do when confronted by the Birth Certificate flap; “..Me thinks thou doth protest too much.”

  2. pwl said

    Well, your comment is off topic but since you’re belief stricken with the notion of it I might ask what do you call this?

    The evidence seems to satisfy the members of the USA Government, specifically the Supreme Court, why not you?

    Do you really think that they would have let him take the office if he wasn’t?

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