I would like to draw our readers’ attention to a commentator and analyst of climate data, one who does not seem to be as widely known as he deserves to be. He is Cha-am Jamal. His given name is Jamal, and I think he is a retired academic living in Thailand. His various posts are detailed, thoughtful, and well-worth searching from time to time in case he has one on a topic that has caught your attention – you may, if like me, be sure to learn from it.
As a taster, here is a post (with my italics) from what I take to be an earlier blog of his (,http://chaamjamal.blogspot.com/ ), one no longer in use, in which he commented on items published in the Bangkok Post:
Reference: Green economy could save the planet, Bangkok Post, March 31, 2010
I have good news and bad news for those who believe that the earth is “overheated, under-resourced, and out of time”and that “reducing greenhouse gases” will “save the planet” (Green economy could save the planet, Bangkok Post, March 31, 2010). The bad news is that if the planet were in danger there is nothing we could do about it because humankind does not possess the ways and means to save it. “Reducing greenhouse gases” would not do it. The good news is that the planet is not overheated, under-resourced, or out of time and it does not need saving.
Here is an extract (my italics) from a recent post on his current blog which neatly summarises the descent of climate science from Guy Callendar to Greta Thunberg via James Hansen and the U.N.:
‘This is the path that would eventually lead to the transformation of climate science into fear based activism and its gradual escalation until it became necessary to recruit school children as protesters and of the incarnation of Greta Thunberg as their messiah. It is thus that what began with Callendar as relief from the horrors of the Little Ice Age and described as an effect of fossil fuel combustion of the industrial economy as a scientific curiosity without activism and without a call for reduction in emissions to prevent warming, became escalated into fear based activism after the dramatic claims of extreme weather and sea level rise of the Hansen testimony [LINK], derived mostly not from realities of the current interglacial but from what had happened naturally 120,000 years ago in the prior interglacial [LINK] , and yet claimed to be too extreme to be natural and that therefore they were the creation of human activity in terms of fossil fuel emissions of the industrial economy.’
That’s a mighty long sentence, but packed with good stuff – as I hope you will agree!
Some more links re Jamal (Emeritus Professor Cha-am Jamal Munshi):
So, I got his name wrong. My apologies. Last link provides a detailed history of the ‘global warming scare’