Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Minus 10 Fahrenheit - not a good day for this stuff

From Planet Gore earlier today.
Acknowledging that temperatures in the past decade have not reached, let alone surpassed, their 60-year high reached in 1998 (which still lags behind 1934), “Rajendra Pachauri, the head of the U.N. Panel that shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, said he would look into the apparent temperature plateau so far this century,” from Reuters.
Pachauri goes on to say.

"One would really have to see on the basis of some analysis what this really represents," he told Reuters, adding "are there natural factors compensating?" for increases in greenhouse gases from human activities.

He added that skeptics about a human role in climate change delighted in hints that temperatures might not be rising. "There are some people who would want to find every single excuse to say that this is all hogwash," he said.

Shut up already, you a-hole. This winter's weather reminds me of walking to class in the 1970's, it is brutally cold. I am getting damn tired of these so-called scientists who are manipulating data and ignoring reality. Digging into the the Reuters link, I find another clown using common statistical manipulations.
Underscoring an underlying rise in temperatures, British forecaster Phil Jones said 2001-07, with an average of 0.44 Celsius above the 1961-90 world average of 14 degrees, was 0.21 degree warmer than the corresponding values for 1991-2000.
Mr. Jones is cherry picking data and using a very limited data set. To make a fair comparison, he needs to: 1) compare similar time periods, the 7-years from 2001 to 2007 to all other rolling 7-year periods; 2) look at the entire historic meteorological record, including the record high 1930's; and 3) provide the uncertainty associated with these world averages, there are too many measurement differences for there to not be huge margins of error with these values - you'll end up with a statistical tie.

The need of these global warming alarmists to use statistical tricks underscores the weakness of their arguments. They should stick with their emotional appeals, that is the strongest part of their position.

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