hockey stick

Discussion in 'Politics' started by futurecurrents, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. Arnie


    Do you know why there are all those colors on that chart?
    Do you know what they mean?
  2. Some people dream in color.
  3. 377OHMS


    Unproven and nonsensical graph posted by mentally retarded AGW spammer.

    You might have better luck on the Huffington Post.

  4. :D
  5. You're wrong. Moron.

    "Climate study, funded in part by conservative group, confirms global warming
    The latest global warming results confirm those from earlier, independent studies by scientists at NASA and elsewhere that came under fire from skeptics in an episode known as 'climategate.'

    The latest results mirror those from earlier, independent studies by scientists at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, the Hadley Center for Climate Prediction and Research in Britain, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

    In PICTURES: Rising Seas

    These previous efforts, however, came under fire from some climate-change skeptics who said they had detected serious flaws in the analytical methods and temperature records the three groups used.

    The new research, which has yet to be formally published but which appears in four papers posted on, uses new analytical techniques and a much larger set of records than the previous studies did.

    Indeed, the new approach to analyzing temperatures records allowed the team to make use of partial and older records previous studies had rejected as unusable, explains Richard Muller, a physicist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory who coordinated the effort.

    In the end, the team's result shows that the earlier studies "were done carefully and that potential biases identified by climate-change skeptics did not seriously affect" the conclusions these studies reached, said Dr. Muller, who some climate activists have labeled a global-warming skeptic.

    Money for the new study, dubbed the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature project, came from five foundations, including one established by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and another from the Charles Koch Charitable Foundation, widely seen as a source of money for conservative organizations and initiatives that have fought efforts to curb greenhouse-gas emissions.

    "The rather irrational doubt and claims of a hoax simply don't make sense, and this work might help restart the discussion about what is next," Dr. Ammann says.

    The team Muller assembled is not built from the usual cast of climate-science suspects, although Judith Curry, who head's Georgia Tech's department of earth and atmospheric sciences, is a member of the team.

    Instead, Muller says he drew heavily on scientists from astrophysics and particle physics with expertise in teasing convincing, reproducable evidence from enormous masses of hard-to-analyze data.

    Among them: Saul Perlmutter, who earlier this month shared a Nobel Prize in Physics with two other scientists for discovering that the universe is expanding at an increasing pace. The data Dr. Perlmutter and his colleagues used to stun the world of cosmology – results that others later confirmed – were far less abundant and far harder to analyze than temperature records, Muller says.

    The team's independence and its willingness to devise its own analytical methods to provide a reality check on the three other groups' results sold the Koch foundation on the project, Muller adds.

    Beyond the immediate results, the group is trying to make such work more transparent to other scientists than critics say has been the case in recent climate science."
  6. Lucrum


    Funny you should mention that. I had a dream in color last night. I was at a school, that resembled a large library, that I have dreamed about several times in the past. I even remember thinking to myself in the dream "this is that school I keep dreaming about".
  7. Lucrum


    And YOU are wasting your time.

    Say that reminds me, did you ever answer Ohms question about what YOU are doing to reduce YOUR carbon footprint?
  8. Stick it up your ass... sideways.
  9. I know, like trying to teach pigs how to dance.

    #10     Apr 1, 2012