Michael Kelly: Models “Over-Egged to Produce Alarm”

Michael Kelly’s sensible questions at the Oxburgh Inquiry were suppressed by Lord Oxburgh of FalckRenewables and Cefn Croes, but were made available through unopposed FOI.

Kelly’s letter to the Times today (h/t Bishop Hill) sets out a position not much different than Lindzen’s:

The interpretation of the observational science has been consistently over-egged to produce alarm. All real-world data over the past 20 years has shown the climate models to be exaggerating the likely impacts — if the models cannot account for the near term, why should I trust them in the long term?

I am most worried by the billions of pounds being misinvested and lost as a consequence. Look out to sea at the end of 2015 and see how many windmills are not turning and you will get my point: there are already 14,000 abandoned windmills onshore in the US. Premature technology deployment is thoroughly bad engineering, and my taxes are subsidising it against my will and professional judgment.

One Comment

  1. Steve McIntyre
    Posted Feb 28, 2012 at 7:30 AM | Permalink

    I don’t want to fill the comments with a lot of complaining about windmills or models, though the complaints are richly deserved. Please comment at Englishman’s Castle or Bishop Hill.

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