Another astounding statement from a leading climate model enthusiast:
Lawrence Buja, the director of the Climate Science and Application Program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., said climate models had moved quickly from “Climate 1.0” to “Climate 2.0.”
In Climate 1.0, the main issue was to prove that human-caused climate change was happening. “For that we needed models developed over 40 years to understand and address this question,” he said.
The last review of international climate science by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 2007 concluded that warming was “unequivocal” and primarily the result of human activities, mostly the burning of coal, oil and gas.
With that, Climate 2.0 began.
“Almost overnight, the question changed to ‘What is the impact of this climate change on our human and natural systems?’ ” Buja said.
As computers improve, climate scientists can make increasingly better models, Buja said.
“We can do finer-scale modeling with more powerful computers and address these Climate 2.0 questions,” he said.
The National Center for Atmospheric Research today hosts one of the world’s top computers for climate models, used by Kinter’s group and many other scientists. Next year a better computer will open in a new facility in Cheyenne, Wyo. The current site couldn’t house the next generation of computing, Buja said.
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Buja´s statement about moving from "Climate 1.0" to "Climate 2.0" clearly shows that he is living in a fantasy land. To allege that "models developed over 40 years" and the IPCC´s reports are "unequivoical" proof of human induced global warming is, of course, sheer nonsense, and discredits the entire work of his institution, the Climate Science and Application Program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder.
Of course, nobody should be surprised by Buja´s views. A look at the Center´s web page shows that this is one of the Climate Science and Application Program´s focus areas:
"Training traditional healers in the West Nile region of Uganda to recognize plague as part of a decision support system"
It seems that Dr. Buja and his disciples have been deeply influenced by the Ugandan witch doctors, and are basing their "science" on their teachings. That is why the Climate Science and Application Program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder is in urgent need of renaming. How about National Center of Witchcraft or National Voodoo Center?
Name change suggestions can be mailed to:
BUJA, Lawrence: | CSAP DIRECTOR