Oct 28, 2011

Climate scientists slam George Pell’s ‘utter rubbish’ claims

Leading climate change researchers have launched a scathing attack on a speech delivered this week by Cardinal George Pell, describing it as "dreadful", "utter rubbish" and "flawed"., writes Graham Readfearn.

Leading climate change researchers have launched a scathing attack on a speech delivered this week by Cardinal George Pell, describing it as “dreadful”, “utter rubbish” and “flawed”.

The Archbishop of Sydney Cardinal Pell, Australia’s most senior Catholic, is a long-time denier of the risks posed by human-caused climate change.

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190 thoughts on “Climate scientists slam George Pell’s ‘utter rubbish’ claims

  1. Bohemian

    Science is definitely compromised, academia is most definitely compromised, politics is completely compromised, medicine is compromised, corporations are compromised. I dont believe anyone anymore. I wonder if God is comnpromised?
    Climate change..isn’t that dead yet? Will be soon when the aliens arrive!!!!

  2. TormentedbytheDs

    I read Cardinal Pell’s speech in the OZ (Some pay wall that). Can I be the first humble code cutter to tell His Eminence, that while overblown, the y2k bug was also real.

  3. Justin

    Irrelevance, he has it.

    Makes me glad he didn’t become the next pope

  4. Jim Reiher

    What a tragic and foolish speech! Mr Pell is spurting out the material of Bolt, Plimer and Mokton…. my goodness – he is even at odds with the official stand of the Catholic Church! Dont listen to the experts, rather the journalists, the geologists who sit on mining board companies, and the nutters from the UK!

  5. stephen martin

    @ Graham Readfearn – I am waiting for Tamas Calderwood’s reply to this; seriously though not all Climate Scientists agree on the degree to which mankind has caused the majority of global warming. eg;

    Roy W. Spencer received his Ph.D. in meteorology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1981. Before becoming a Principal Research Scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2001, he was a Senior Scientist for Climate Studies at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, where he and Dr. John Christy received NASA’s Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal for their global temperature monitoring work with satellites. Dr. Spencer’s work with NASA continues as the U.S. Science Team leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer flying on NASA’s Aqua satellite. He has provided congressional testimony several times on the subject of global warming.


  6. Janette T

    I trust this rebuttal will make the front page of The Australian today, as Pells did yesty?

  7. david

    Is it any wonder Abbott spurts out non stop rubbish on this and many other topics, when his mentor and adviser is the same ignorant Pell. Abbot is the lap dog for the Catholic Church and 2GB’s Jones, he dare not utter an opinion without the say so and blessings from on high. It is time Pell was taken to task by his master the German in Rome, but of course pigs will indeed fly.

  8. Microseris

    Pell may be an authority on catholic dogma and religious superstition, but what exactly are his credentials on the subject of climate science?

    Doesn’t accept the overwhelming data based evidence, but wants us to accept as fact his imaginary friend for whom no evidence exists whatsoever.

    Hypocrisy, he is an authority on that as well.

  9. Meski

    @Tormented: Seconded code cutter! (but not really humble)
    (EDS is tormenting you?)

    @Cardinal Pell: Not to be trusted on child abuse || climate change.

  10. Glen Scott

    I wonder if he would have backed Copernicus or sided with Rome against him?

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