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How many silent skeptics are there at NOAA? Dr. Rex Fleming speaks out after years of working there

Posted By Jo Nova On August 1, 2019 @ 3:13 pm In AGW socio-political,Global Warming | Comments Disabled

Dr Rex Fleming has a PhD in Meteorology and spent years at NOAA, as he said involved with climate research from the beginning, and responsible for funding scientists who “pushed” the theory of man-made global warming. He’s written a book called The Rise and Fall of the Carbon Dioxide Theory of Climate Change (2019) and has just done a podcast with James Delingpole.

When David Evans first spoke out as a skeptic we were contacted by someone inside NOAA who said there were many skeptics there, but none of them could speak. We know there are others out there, still silent.

h.t Climate Depot

NOAA Atmospheric scientist Dr. Rex Fleming


My rough notes: Dr Fleming did a PhD in uncertainty in climate and was involved in something called “The weather experiment in 1979.”. He talks about “people who fiddled with the data — ocean data, atmospheric data..”, and about how they “won’t admit they put their temperature sensors too close to cities.”

AAAS LogoJames Delingpole asks what motivates these researchers and Fleming replies along the lines of soft corruption, how people just want to keep the funds coming in. That people are just not willing to fight it. He repeats that Under Obama they would get sacked. So people don’t speak up until the retire. (@ 7 minutes)

A large part of the problem are the science organisations. Fleming talks about how there are three scientific organisations in the USA which will not allow discussion from any skeptical point of view and he points the finger at: American Meteorology Society (AMS), American Geophysical Union — AGU, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science — AAAS (which publishes “Science” supposedly one of the prestigious science journals in the world).

They will not support a “denier”, I could not get published.

Fleming talks about the missing hot spot (which I do harp on about). Obviously he also recognizes the key importance of that model failure.

I was a bit surprised he seems to think that most of the recent changes in the climate are due to the solar magnetic field changes and cosmic rays. 13 mins (Svensmark). While I think that is a real effect I just don’t see how it is the major or sole driver from the Sun. I thought he would mention the solar wind, or spectral changes, or at least leave the door open to other solar drivers. During the last magnetic field reversal on Earth there is some hint that cosmic rays increased and the world cooled, but it was only by 2 – 3 degrees. The solar effect is much more complex than just the cosmic ray theory, if it were that simple, it would be obvious in the data from the last 100 years.

Fleming talks about the history of the rise of the climate scare and how Margaret Thatcher played a role (17 mins) picked up on this theory because– she had her reasons — to work against the fossil fuel industry. (Coal miners, obviously).

Tom Nelson@tan123

Ex-NOAA bigwig Fleming: “the ‘deniers’ have so much evidence..[the warmists] bring nothing to the table of scientific proof. All they have is hearsay. All they have is media coverage. All they have is government people saying it’s true”. 37:20 https://twitter.com/JamesDelingpole/status/1155105025124945920 …

The book: The Rise and Fall of the Carbon Dioxide Theory of Climate Change (2019)

Just another crackpot denier, eh?

Dr. Rex J. Fleming is a mathematician with a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from the U. of Michigan. He has over 50 years of experience as a scientist and manager in weather and climate research. He has published peer reviewed scientific papers from 1971 to 2018. He has represented the Unites States of America at several international science meetings, including as the Chief Delegate at the First United States Ocean Climate Delegation to the People’s Republic of China in 1982. He was awarded the Department of Commerce Gold Medal Award (1980) for outstanding achievement in directing the U.S. role in the Global Weather Experiment (FGGE). He was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (1982) for contributions to atmospheric science. From his retired position as a consultant in the aerospace business he has used his own funds to carry out research on climate issues. He has an important paper on the chaos associated with the large scale instability of the atmosphere and a book on combining the Stochastic Dynamic Equations with the Monte Carlo approach to investigate nonlinear systems in more detail.

HONORS
The Department of Commerce Gold Medal Award (1980) for outstanding achievement in directing U.S. role in Global Weather Experiment (FGGE)
Elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (1982) for contributions to atmospheric science
Elected as a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2019)

 

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