One correction to the post, but an important one. Arctic ice hit a minimum in 2007. It has recovered considerably in 2008 and 2009.
I wouldn't agree with Robinson. Based on the latest revelations we do NOT know the world is hotter now than 100 years ago.Comment Posted By Mark_0454 On 28.11.2009 @ 06:30
Mr. Moran. I don't like your essay here (and I usually find your stuff worth thinking about). I think you make a big mistake in saying the Real Climate people "sound reasonable." Their arguments are meant to distract from the actual problems. In order of difficulty: 1. There is direct evidence these people intended to circumvent FOI requests and destroy or hide evidence. 2. There is evidence these people biased the peer review process in their favor. 3 There are at least suggestions the data is manipulated or fudged. 4. There is a pettiness that would not be expected of professionals.
I don't care about George Soros. They need to answer the problems listed above.
I agree. The reason it sounded "reasonable" is that I haven't a clue as to how to judge whether it IS reasonable. Nor am I necessarily giving them the benefit of the doubt based on the other docs that were released.
ed.Comment Posted By Mark_0454 On 28.11.2009 @ 06:38
Let's take another one.
These e-mails cast serious doubt on the quality and credibility of the computer modeling used to show global warming. These people were actively covering up the deficiencies in these models.
Most people know models are not proof, but these people were allowed to push this anyway. The models may not be completely discredited, but no one should believe them without a thorough, independent audit.
Without the models, there is not much proof of global warming.Comment Posted By Mark_0454 On 22.11.2009 @ 07:19
Let's start with just one.
One of the first arguments of the global warming alarmists is to point out the lack of contradictory papers in peer-reviewed publications (no longer true).
These e-mails make it look like there was a concerted effort by a small incestuous group to keep papers contradictory to AGW out of publications.
A world-wide conspiracy? Probably not -- more like a high school clique. But, one grabbing for millions if not billions of tax payer money.Comment Posted By Mark_0454 On 21.11.2009 @ 19:05
I think the biggest problem with reporters is they don't know anything. All the news is driven by pop psychology and personality. I can't think of a mainstream reporter who actually seems to know something about science. It is almost as bad with economics.Comment Posted By Mark_0454 On 18.07.2009 @ 15:46
I wish people would stop trotting out the Japanese soldier nonsense. 1. I would be a month's pay that in the indictment of this Japanese soldier, water-boarding was the least of his crimes. 2. There is a difference between uniformed military and intelligence. 3. What about the matter of context? Again I would bet a month's pay that in the case of this Japanese soldier it was some poor private who had been in a POW camp for months and could not possibly have any information. Unfortunately in the case of this universal Japanese soldier, it was most likely for sport.
McCain says waterboarding is torture. Two other men who were in the same camp say it is not. So, there is disagreementComment Posted By Mark_0454 On 12.07.2009 @ 14:14
Why don't we worry about what Romney thinks of the economy and global warming and leave his religion out of it?Comment Posted By Mark_0454 On 12.07.2009 @ 17:38
I've been waiting to see what people can do. So far, I like what I have seen from Romney, but there hasn't been enough. He's put out thoughtful criticism of President Obama's policies that has substance and is backed up by facts. There needs to be more of it. There's a lot to like about her, but I haven't seen very much of substance from Governor Palin yet. Maybe that will be coming. There was one short, very general opinion on energy in the WSJ, but so far that's all I have seen.
It's too early to worry about the personalities. Policies first, then we can worry about the candidate.Comment Posted By Mark_0454 On 12.07.2009 @ 15:44
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