by Steve Watson
February 27, 2009
Western media completely
ignores major report from Japan's Energy Commission
A major scientific report by leading Japanese academics concludes
that global warming is not man-made and that the overall
warming trend from the mid-part of the 20th Century onwards has
Unsurprisingly the report, which was released last month, has been
completely ignored by the Western corporate media. The report was
undertaken by Japan Society of Energy and Resources (JSER),
the academic society representing scientists from the energy and
The JSER acts as a government advisory
panel, much like the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
did for the UN.
The JSER's findings provide a stark
contrast to the IPCC's, however, with only one out of five top
researchers agreeing with the claim that recent warming has been
accelerated by man-made carbon emissions.
The government commissioned report criticizes computer climate
modeling and also says that the US ground temperature data set, used
to back up the man-made warming claims, is too myopic.
In the last month, no major Western media outlet has covered the
report, which prompted British based sci-tech website
The Register to commission a translation of
Section one highlights the fact that Global Warming has ceased,
noting that since 2001, the increase in global temperatures has
halted, despite a continuing increase in CO2
The report then states that the recent warming the planet has
experienced is primarily a recovery from the so called "Little Ice
Age" that occurred from around 1400 through to 1800, and is part
of a natural cycle.
The researchers also conclude that global warming and the halting of
the temperature rise are related to solar activity, a notion
previously dismissed by the IPCC.
"The hypothesis that the majority of
global warming can be ascribed to the Greenhouse Effect is
mistaken" the report's introduction states.
Kanya Kusano, Program Director
and Group Leader for the Earth Simulator at the Japan Agency for
Marine-Earth Science & Technology (JAMSTEC) reiterates
"[The IPCC's] conclusion that from
now on atmospheric temperatures are likely to show a continuous,
monotonic increase, should be perceived as an improvable
Shunichi Akasofu, head of the
International Arctic Research Center in Alaska, cites historical
data to challenge the claim that very recent temperatures represent
"We should be cautious, IPCC's
theory that atmospheric temperature has risen since 2000 in
correspondence with CO2 is nothing but a hypothesis.
"Before anyone noticed, this hypothesis has been substituted for
truth... The opinion that great disaster will really happen must
be broken." Akasofu concludes.
The key passages of the translated
report can be found
The conclusions within the report
dovetail with those of hundreds of Western
scientists, who have been derided and even
compared with holocaust deniers
for challenging the so called "consensus" on global warming.
The total lack of exposure that this major report has received is
another example of how skewed coverage of climate change is toward
one set of hypotheses.
This serves the agenda to deliberately whip up mass hysteria on
behalf of governments who are all too eager to introduce
draconian taxation and control measures
that won't do anything to combat any form of warming, whether you
believe it to be natural or man-made.