Sunday, 22 February 2009

Philip Stott

UK Professor Emeritus of Biogeography Philip Stott of the University of London
List cites this EPW blog post

He also has a blog

Arguments Condensed
  • climate's changed before
  • We know very little about climate
  • It hasn't warmed since 1998 (although specifically he says "since at least 2001")


  • "But, finally, we must return to basic science. Climate is the most complex, coupled, non-linear, semi-chaotic system known. The claim by UK MPs that they can manage climate predictably is the ultimate folie de grandeur. In such a system, both doing something (i.e., emitting gases) and not doing something (i.e., not emitting gases) at the margins are equally unpredictable as to outcomes." [ref]
  • "Interestingly, the world average surface temperature has now exhibited no ‘global warming’ since at least 2001" [ref]


  • He argues mainly from politics, only occasionally wading into trying to justify his claims scientifically

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