The cited findings of a steady cooling of the northern hemisphere, shortened growing seasons and more variable climate in the 1970's were presented by Profs. H. Flohn of Germany, H.H. Lamb of the United Kingdom and Reid Bryson of the United States.
It turns out Professor Reid Bryson was founder of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's meteorology department and Center for Climatic Research, and the first director of the Institute for Environmental Studies. Reid Bryson was one of the pioneers of modern climatology and among the first to explore the influence of climate on humans and human culture.
Bryson was made a Global Laureate by the United Nations Global Environment Program (where global warming, now, a short time later is an article of faith) in 1990. Professor Bryson was also a pioneer in tropical meteorology and hurricane forecasting. Bryson is known as "the father of climatology."
To his dying day, Professor Bryson was a global warming skeptic who is famously known for saying, "
Bryson was eulogized as a towering figure in climatology,
Bryson was prescient in grasping the depth and breadth of the many connections between climate, the environment and human society, according to John Kutzbach, UW-Madison professor emeritus of atmospheric and oceanic sciences and one of Bryson's students. "His interdisciplinary interests and knowledge of these topics allowed him to see connections that others missed and to initiate studies that are still at the cutting edge of climate research."
"Reid was a different kind of scientist. He excelled in the field as well as in the lab with computers," says Jonathan Foley, a UW-Madison climate scientist himself trained by one of Bryson's students. "He had a real world grasp of the influence of climate on people. No one came close to his breadth of understanding."I attended the University of Wisconsin during Professor Bryson's teaching career. UW is a large University -- but the meteorology department not so much, which means anyone I knew who studied meteorology during my stay in Madison almost certainly studied under Professor Bryson.
Aha! Bill Steffen I thought. Bill grew up in the northern Chicago suburbs, as did I. He attended New Trier High School which was in the same athletic conference as my Niles West. He caddied. I caddied. We were hockey fans and Evans Scholars together at the University of Wisconsin. According to Bill's LinkedIn profile,
Golf CaddyWestmoreland Country ClubI caddied with actor Bill Murray at Westmoreland C.C. (though he caddied more at Indian Hill C.C. in Wilmette, IllinoisCaddyshack is real. Bill was house president. He graduated a year ahead of me and went to work as a weatherman for a TV station in Ann Arbor Michigan.
Bill riled the global warming crowd in a post this last September. "Despite the occasional media hype (and attempts to tie every weather “event” to “global warming”… er I mean,'climate change' …gotta make a name change here since the Earth’s temperature has been flat since 2002), this has been a quiet year for weather “events” he said. He cited the following temperature graph from NASA displaying the decade-long flat temperature trend.
Steffen accurately predicted "winter weather will come earlier this year than in the past several years."
He quotes a Nobel Prize winner as follows:
Nobel Prize Winner For Chemistry, Kary Mullis: “Global warmers predict that global warming is coming, and our emissions are to blame. They do that to keep us worried about our role in the whole thing. If we aren’t worried and guilty, we might not pay their salaries. It’s that simple.”Boom, thwack, slam! Steffen continued,
According to this website, Bill Nye gets 25K per speaking event: http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2012/10/bill-nye-to-visit-unc-in-november. Bill usually goes to college campuses where tax dollars (directly or indirectly) may be used to pay him.
There’s a lot of $$$ to be made in climate alarmism.
This man is a clipper system all unto himself. As for arguments about changing ice extents, Bill Steffen cites ice data,
Waaay above average ice in the Antarctic: http://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/images/daily_images/S_stddev_timeseries.pngGoing further back in Bill's blog we can find reference to Professor Bryson when commentators took him on concerning his stance on global warming. He relies on reason and evidence -- not black boxes and phony consensus. You do not want to challenge this dude.
It’s been growing for 25 years! That would be 100 seasons! http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/IMAGES/seaice.anomaly.antarctic.png
Arctic ice has seen an incredible increase in the past year: http://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/images/daily_images/N_stddev_timeseries.png It was the coldest summer north of 80 deg. latitude since records began in 1958.
Steffen starts out on the defense.
Then he starts laying out an affirmative case, bringing Bryson into the discussion.
I am not a climate change denier (and I resent your using that word denier – trying to link anyone who disagrees with your politics to Holocaust deniers. Here’s what Dr. Gordon Brown, physics professor at Duke Univ. says about this unfounded and despicable connection: “Most of the skeptics do not “deny” AGW, certainly not the scientists or professional weather people (I myself am a physicist) and honestly, most of the non-scientist skeptics have learned better than that. What they challenge is the catastrophic label and the alleged magnitude of the projected warming on a doubling of CO_2. They challenge this on rather solid empirical grounds and with physical arguments and data analysis that is every bit as scientifically valid as that used to support larger estimates, often obtaining numbers that are in better agreement with observation. For this honest doubt and skepticism that the highly complex global climate models are correct you have the temerity to socially stigmatize them in a scientific journal with a catch-all term that implies that they are as morally reprehensible as those that “deny” that the Nazi Holocaust of genocide against the Jews? For shame.”)
Bill received the Silver Circle award
from Michigan's chapter of the
National Academy of Television Arts and Science,
recognizing his 38 years in the broadcast business
You may be referring to the comment below from Snowy Wit. He presents no science background, just political rhetoric and insults. My climate professor, Dr. Reid Bryson, one of – if not the most famous climatologists in the world during his long tenure at the Univ. of Wisconsin, said on CNBC in 2007 “You could spit and cause more damage to the environment than doubling CO2 in the atmosphere”. You can also google these names and learn from some top-notch climatologists: Dr. Bill Gray (the most famous hurricane forecaster in the world), Dr. Roger Pelkie, Dr. John Christy (Professor of atmospheric science and director of the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, contributor to several IPCC papers, said in a 2009 Energy and Environment paper with David Douglass: “…the data show a small underlying positive trend that is consistent with CO2 climate forcing with no-feedback. … The global warming hypothesis states that there are positive feedback processes leading to gains g that are larger than 1, perhaps as large as 3 or 4. However, recent studies suggest that the values of g is much smaller.” Also in a 2009 opinion piece: “…I see neither the developing catastrophe nor the smoking gun proving that human activity is to blame for most of the warming we see. Rather, I see a reliance on climate models (useful but never “proof”) and the coincidence that changes in carbon dioxide and global temperatures have loose similarity over time.)…former President of the National Academy of Science, Dr. Frederick Seitz,…former President of the American Assn. of State Climatologists, Dr. Pat Michaels…state climatologists Prof. George Taylor, Texas A&M professor John Nielsen-Gammon, the state climatologist of Texas who said: “I still disagree with Dr. Hansen, both on his interpretation and some of his analysis.” He also said this about the Texas drought last year: “There is no evidence that climate change contributed to the lack of rainfall, because rainfall has risen over the past century in the state.”, Professor David LeGates….and I could name dozens more. Now, start here:http://www.drroyspencer.com/global-warming-101/And then Bill took on and zapped his critics and their political arguments.
He has his math right, he has his macro fiscal analysis right and he has his science right. You show them bud -- way to go Bill!
|Bill in his red days.|