No abuse hides the fact: the warmist models cannot even predict our past

Posted on Mon 12/13/2010 by


Andrew BoltBy Andrew Bolt

Professor Demetris Koutsoyiannis of the National Technical University of Athens is co-author of a study which demonstrates that the climate models which predict global warming cannot even hindcast to describe the climate we’ve been having.

He now responds to some of the more feral criticism from warmists on this blog:

I wish to thank you for your posting about my colleagues’ and my paper (‘A comparison of local and aggregated climate model outputs with observed data’) in

You may wish to see also the accompanying Editorial by Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz and Eugene Z. Stakhiv in the same journal issue.

This Editorial also explains the reviewing procedure of our paper. I noticed that some of your readers have posted some negative and defamatory comments about myself and the Hydrological Sciences Journal. It is true that I am co-editor of the journal; the other co-editor is Zbigniew W. Kundzewicz, who handled the review process. This is a standard procedure in scientific journals: when one co-editor submits a paper, the other co-editor has the responsibility of the review. Therefore, the related accusations of commentators of your blog are untrue.

For your information, my co-editor ZWK has been lead author of the Freshwater chapter of the IPPC AR4 and his co-author EZS has also been lead author of the 2nd and 3rd IPCC reports.

Evidently, some people, including some of the readers and commentators of your blog, favour fanatic views over a dialogue between people having different opinions, which we practise in Hydrological Sciences Journal.


Eero Iloniemi is puzzled at Cancun:

The prime minister of Tuvalu, Apisai Ielemia, said rich Westerners were allowing his nation to perish. He showed a group of journalists, me among them, a video of floods that threaten to wash his tiny Pacific island nation to the sea…

Mr Prime Minister. In view of the impending deluge, how much have land prices fallen on Tuvalu?‘ I stammered.

For some reason my question completely silenced the room packed with environmental press. After what I will charitably call an inquisitive stare, the prime minister gave his longwinded answer full of long-term projections of rising ocean levels. To be fair, he concluded with a simple declaration: ‘Land prices have not been affected.’

This baffles me. The Tuvaluans have experienced the very floods Ielemia had just shown us. If the ocean is encroaching the island, surely it would make sense to sell all your land, at any price, while you still have some. This should cause a dramatic drop in land value as the market gets flooded (no pun intended)…

The story gets even more baffling when one looks at the Maldives. Remember, this is the tiny nation in the middle of the Indian Ocean where the government held an underwater cabinet meeting in November 2009 to emphasise the imminent peril of climate change-induced rises in the ocean levels. But in the Maldives, too, land prices are holding.

Andrew Bolt is a journalist and columnist writing for The Herald Sun in Melbourne Victoria Australia.

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