Dr Francis Manns; no one knows where he currently works or lives. He seems to revel in being notoriously rude in his dealings with other scientists, particularly on the subject on anthropogenic climate change. Dr Fran Manns refers to it incorrectly as ‘global warming’.
Dr Francis Manns recently visited The Coffee House and left a rather curt comment. The Doctor may live in the Tardis for all we know but he is very busy leaving his charming comments all over the blogland and webworld.
As The Coffee House is well known for its debating format it is only right that we publish some of his thoughts here. Oh, and if anyone knows where this guy works please do get in touch.
Some recent comments from Dr Francis Manns found on another blog;
‘Dr. Francis T. Manns Says:
June 4th, 2007 at 1:15 am
And now to NASA. It is pretty clear that Hansen’s and Mahlman’s comments critical of the calmer statements of their Boss NASA Administrator Michael Griffin are argumentum ad hominem because their careers at NASA have been hung on one weak nail – anthropocentric global warming.
As it turns out many scientists, particularly geologists who have training in areas of Paleoclimate are not alarmed. Climate has always changed. …and it has changed within a range that accommodates life on the planet. Earth has experienced billions upon billions of life giving and enhancing experiences over 4.5 billion years of evolution. This cycle is nothing new except rich prosperous people like Mr. Gore live longer and are able to manipulate the data in their minds to produce a powerful, if incorrect ‘truth’. Climate is changing, change is bad. Mostly there is primitive fear of the unknown generated by opportunistic hypocrites to the detriment of the world’s marginal societies.
Gore’s presentation is very stale; no new data. Data are produced every day that add to the sum of human knowledge.
The IPCC has cooked the books on the Mann Hockey stick, which left out the Medieval Warm Period and the Little Ice Age. The IPCCs use of isotopes and CO2 measurements from ice core also miss these events which led to the occupation of Greenland, vinyards in England followed by human extinction in Greenland and Alpine villages being overrun by glaciers.
CO2 was as high as 400ppm in 1942 only to fall again during the 1940-60 cooling period. It enters and leaves the ocean freely. CO2 has inverse solubility in water. It dissolves in cold water and bubbles out of warm. There is a beautiful equilibrium to all that that Mr. Gore and the IPCC do not care to mention or debate. All that is left is argumentum ad hominem about honest scientists who are saying “relax, the planet is fine.” Instead there is a pseudoscientific McCarthyism in society that actually supports the left!
You want argumentum ad hominem – How the heck did Hansen get out of grad school? I guess you can get a PhD with partial credit, honesty notwithstanding.
…As for Hansen’s comment about sea level rise – It has risen 125 metres in the past 18,000 years and mankind survived. Divide 125,000 mm by 18,000 years and you can see for yourself how alarmist’s can ring your bell… The current IPCC prediction is 2-3 mm per year. That’s a miniscule amount on any ruler, and is compensated by isostacy, plate tectonics, and continental drift. Hansen and many others work in a vacuum or an ivory tower. The planet is a lot larger than their imagination.
I welcome debate, but Gore and Suzuki do not. Why do you suppose that is the case?
Dr. Francis T. Manns