Tuesday, September 17, 2013


European Climate Czar: Doesn’t Matter if Climate Science Wrong - John Ransom
In fairness to science, Hedegaard, isn’t really a scientist. She’s more of a literary historian. Her Wikipedia entry describes her as a “public intellectual,” whatever that is.
And her defective thinking exemplifies why I’ve always been troubled by liberals’ obsession with Europe.
Talk about making bad, bad decisions as a continent.
Here’s a region of supposedly educated and superior people-- Europe that is-- who have made very few correct decisions over the last 200 years.
And after hearing from Hedegaard, I don’t think those bad decisions are chance. It’s ingrained poor processing, it’s public intellectualism.
Climatologist Dr. Roy Spencer: ‘We are now at the point in the age of global warming hysteria where the IPCC global warming theory has crashed into the hard reality of observations’ | Climate Depot
Spencer: 'In the coming years, scientists will increasingly realize that more CO2 in the atmosphere is, on the whole, good for life on Earth. Given that CO2 is necessary for life, and that nature continues to gobble up 50% of the CO2 we produce as fast as we can produce it, I won’t be that surprised when that paradigm shift occurs, either.' -- 'With over 20 years of forecasts from the early days of climate modelling, and the chickens are finally coming home to roost.'
Henry Waxman: Government can prevent ‘extreme weather’ with new regulations | JunkScience.com
House Democrats are calling for strong new climate regulations to battle the extreme weather that has affected communities across the country.
Time Magazine Pushes Phony 'Global Cooling' Meme With Cartoon Penguin | ThinkProgress
The blurb, right in the front of the magazine, suggested that a one-year jump in Arctic sea ice extent could mean “global cooling”:
About That "Thousand Year" Storm in Colorado.... | Coyote Blog
So it is perhaps a one in fifteen year flood. Note that (by the math in my previous article linked above) a one in fifteen year flood covering an area half the size of Colorado should occur on overage over 60+ times a year around the world. Our intuition about tail of the distribution event frequency is not very good, which is just another reason they make a poor proxy for drawing conclusions about trends in the mean of some phenomenon.

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