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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Global Warmthink Is Pythonesque

Seriously, I was laughing until tears were rolling down my cheeks reading this article.

Check out this gem, I want to have it framed for my study :
Some 3,000 scientific robots that are plying the ocean have sent home a puzzling message. These diving instruments suggest that the oceans have not warmed up at all over the past four or five years. That could mean global warming has taken a breather. Or it could mean scientists aren't quite understanding what their robots are telling them.
... but wait, there's more ...

"There has been a very slight cooling, but not anything really significant," Willis says. So the buildup of heat on Earth may be on a brief hiatus. "Global warming doesn't mean every year will be warmer than the last. And it may be that we are in a period of less rapid warming."
The hypothesis must be right. There's something wrong with the instruments!

It's also possible that some of the heat has gone even deeper into the ocean, he says. Or it's possible that scientists need to correct for some other feature of the planet they don't know about. It's an exciting time, though, with all this new data about global sea temperature, sea level and other features of climate.
All of it which inconveniently contradicts their central paradigm. Good luck with all that.

The worst part of global warming is when you get the 100 degrees below zero with windchill factored in. That will be a really serious period of less rapid warming.

I just imagine John Cleese and Eric Idle taking turns reading this stuff, it would be the best Python skit of all time.

They did score one hit with their vague suggestion it may be heating up down on the ocean floor. Oh, it's heating up down there alright. No baby nappies or farting cows in sight. It is less like global warming than "global scalding," however.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This article is the perfect example of their dumb doublespeak:
http://www.reuters.com/article/environmentNews/idUSL1827934320080319?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews&rpc=22&sp=true

Coldest start in a decade, but may STILL be one of the warmest...sheesh!

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