Mojib Latif

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Mojib Latif is a misquoted climate scientist.


The Daily Mail misrepresented Latif:[1]

Britain's big freeze is the start of a worldwide trend towards colder weather that seriously challenges global warming theories, eminent scientists claimed yesterday.

Fox News misrepresented Latif:[2]

Latif thinks the cold snap Americans have been suffering through is only the beginning. He says we're in for 30 years of cooler temperatures -- a mini ice age, he calls it...


In Latif's own words:[3]

Given all the warnings about and plans to forestall global warming, people may be surprised to find, over the next several years that, over parts of the Northern hemisphere, summers are no warmer than before, maybe even a bit cooler–and that winters are as cold, or a bit colder, than they have been in the past couple of decades.

This is because the climate may go through a temporary halt in warming. It’s nothing unusual, just a natural fluctuation. It doesn’t mean that global warming is not still at work, or that we no longer need to worry about global temperatures rising by as much as 6°C by the end of the century — an unprecedented warming in the history of mankind if no measures are taken to cut global carbon dioxide emissions. The only problem is that by considering the mean of many models of global warming, the natural fluctuations are averaged out, if they were not initialized by the current climate state, and this can be confusing.


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  1. Daily Mail Reporter (2010-01-11). Could we be in for 30 years of global COOLING?. (Daily) Mail Online. Retrieved on 2010-01-14. “Britain's big freeze is the start of a worldwide trend towards colder weather that seriously challenges global warming theories, eminent scientists claimed yesterday. The world has entered a 'cold mode' which is likely to bring a global dip in temperatures which will last for 20 to 30 years, they say...respected climate scientists and not those routinely dismissed by environmentalists as 'global warming deniers'...eminent climate scientists, including Professor Mojib Latif.”
  2. ? (2010-01-11). 30 Years of Global Cooling Are Coming, Leading Scientist Says. Retrieved on 2010-01-14. “From Miami to Maine, Savannah to Seattle, America is caught in an icy grip that one of the U.N.'s top global warming proponents says could mark the beginning of a mini ice age.”
  3. Joe Romm (2010-01-14). Exclusive: Dr. Mojib Latif sets the record straight on what his work says about global warming and what it doesn’t say about global cooling. Climate Progress. Retrieved on 2010-01-14. “Here is Dr. Mojib Latif, perhaps the world’s most misquoted climate scientist, in a previously unpublished op-ed...When the anti-science crowd misquoted and misrepresented his work again this time, I called him up again, (see FoxNews, WattsUpWithThat push falsehood-filled Daily Mail article on global cooling that utterly misquotes, misrepresents work of Mojib Latif and NSIDC). Latif told me: “I don’t know what to do. They just make these things up.””

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