Saturday, November 21, 2009


Withywindle pointed me to this fascinating piece that, if true, exposes an astonishing conspiracy among global warming scientists.

The most astonishingiest of the astonishing is this quote:
The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can’t. The CERES data published in the August BAMS 09 supplement on 2008 shows there should be even more warming: but the data are surely wrong. Our observing system is inadequate

Now, FLG is not a person who demands that empirical validation of everything. He thinks it often distorts the debate to what can be easily measured, but, and this is a big but, science is empirical. And more importantly temperature isn't all that difficult to measure. You use thermometers. We've got loads of them.

I guess my point here is the above quote is hugely unscientific. What is is saying is that I believe the Earth is warming currently, but there is no empirical evidence of that. Scientists aren't supposed to do that. It's not like there is a lack of evidence because they don't have data and they need to gather it. That would be an entirely different issue. We've been gathering loads of temperature data to prove global warming, but apparently it's not currently showing it.

Anyway, I think global warming scientists are in a tough spot with this. If it all turns out to be true


George Pal said...

In 2007, a technical gaffe forced NASA to correct itself and admit 1934, not 1998, was the warmest year recorded in the continental U.S.

With gaffes and boo-boos being the government’s gross domestic product and the global warming/climate change fetish being the stock in trade of the scientists... strike that, grant grifters, it would seem the science is less settled and the jig is more up.

Better our efforts were put to solving Global Distemper.

Anonymous said...

Wikipedia, Yee Haw! Medieval Warm Period! dave.s.

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