Friday, June 20, 2008

Chart of the Day

From the Competitive Enterprise Institute's Iain Murray:

source: CEI (at 3)

Murray says the link between CO2 emissions and increased temperatures "is looking shaky" (citations converted to hyperlinks):
Temperatures have not risen in tandem with greenhouse gas concentrations. Atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations have increased by 4 percent since 1997. Temperatures have remained flat or declined since 2001.* No climate model predicted this plateau of temperatures.
* Figures for the five leading temperature series in degrees Celsius for 2001 to March 2008 are: UKMET -1.3 (+/- 1.8), NOAA 0.0 (+/- 1.6), RSS -1.5 (+/- 2.2), UAH -0.9 (+/- 2.8), GISS 0.2 (+/- 2.1). [NOfP note: footnote 6 in original.]

1 comment:

OBloodyHell said...


It's not "Global Warming" any more. That's Sooooooo 1990s.

It's "Global Climate Change"!!

Get with the program, pal!!

It's quite clear that all climate change can be blamed on CO2 (and Bush!!).

If it snows in July, that's climate change -- blame it on CO2 (and Bush!!)

If it rains too much in May, that's climate change -- blame it on CO2 (and Bush!!)

If tornadoes hit in a cluster, that's climate change -- blame it on CO2 (and Bush!!)

Starting to get the picture?

Here are the appropriate natural Laws under which the above is deemed valid:

Law of Computability Applied to Social Sciences (aka Brooks' Law):
If at first you don't succeed, transform your data set.

Law of Computability Applied to Climate Sciences:
If transforming your data set doesn't work, transform your expectations.


The Brilliant Dictum:
To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first, and call whatever you hit the target.
- Ashleigh Brilliant ("Einstein on the Beach") -