The coming of James Hansen’s disciple in the Philippines will contribute further to the local’s mistaken notion of global warming made by man. More complicated environment programs of the government will be instituted. Fossil based fuel energy will be more regulated in compliance with the UN-Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC) carbon emission requirements. And the third world populace will be dumped deeper in its present predicament of hunger and poverty.
This is my assessment with the advices being considered by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Dr. Josefino Cosimo, the balikbayan (returnee) scientist from National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) is being consulted by DENR in its environmental projects. He is heading the project funded by the Philippines Atmospherics and Geophysical Administration in monitoring the climate change and current weather patterns based in UP Los Banos, Laguna.
With the participation of Dr. Cosimo, it is expected that a number of environmental projects and climate change related programs of government will be subjected to IPCC global warming guidelines. It might not be pleasing to note that the programs and guidelines being instituted by IPCC are being challenged now by scientists previously connected with IPCC. The American Physical Society (APS), an organization of more or least 50,000 physicists, has changed its stand on climate change and is now proclaiming disbelief of its members in anthropogenic global warming and is now inviting scientific participants in an on-going debate. Let me quote the following statement of APS: “With this issue of Physics & Society, we kick off a debate concerning one of the main conclusions of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the UN body which, together with Al Gore, recently won the Nobel Prize for its work concerning climate change research. There is a considerable presence within the scientific community of people who do not agree with the IPCC conclusion that anthropogenic CO2 emissions are very probably likely to be primarily responsible for the global warming that has occurred since the Industrial Revolution.” With this stance of a high credibility scientific organization like APS, the line of information that may be conveyed by Dr. Cosimo to DENR may sound implausible. It may be mentioned that Dr. Cosimo published a report of satellite images of the Arctic Sea Ice covering a 22-year period showing the increase of sea ice melting. In an article “John McLean on NASA’s Arctic Melting release,” the following are extracted:
“In a widely reported study (see references below), NASA's Josefino Cosimo and others have claimed that winter sea ice is melting faster than before and that "perennial" (i.e. long term) sea ice is declined 14% "between 2004 and 2005" (to quote the BBC report).Those claims look dubious at best and certainly deceptive.
At "The Cryosphere Today" (http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/) we can obtain graphs of the last 12 months of sea ice extent and of long term seasonal averages. The graph of the last 12 months is very interesting because right now the sea ice extent is very close to the 1979-2000 average and not dramatically less as Cosimo's paper might imply.”
Clearly his report is being challenged and questions are being raised as to the true state of ice melting. It was further contested that:
“Winter sea ice has generally been in decline since 1953 but increased from 1996 to 1998. In recent years it has declined again but not as far as in 1996. There is no appreciable decline in winter sea ice in the last 10 years. In 2005 Spring sea ice was greater than in 2004 but the Winter sea ice was less, so it melted more slowly, not 10 to 15 times faster as Cosimo claims.”
With the foregoing report it may be construed that the lines and thinking of Hansen in NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centre are being followed by Dr. Cosimo and it is directed towards the planned man-made global warming program created with Al Gore –who is now savouring the fruits of “carbon offset” commerce- as partner. NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies is headed by Dr. James Hansen who monitors NASA’s climate statements and he is number one in issuing “scare factor” statements predicting climate change with fear and catastrophic effect. He specialized in predicting climate based on computer model and made a flawed prediction in 1971 that the world will experience a severe global cooling and now he is in global warming. Hansen and Al Gore are the prominent personalities that led the formation of UN-IPCC in Villach, Austria, in 1986 –the first World Climate Conference was organized by the World Meteorological Organization in 1979 and in 1985 by UNEP, WMO, and ICSU.
With this short background of Hansen which is being expounded by Cosimo in climate monitoring in the Philippines, it is not surprising that we are kowtowing in an extremely submissive way to please these global warming planners. And we are being counted as victim of man-made global warming hoax.