A response to Richard Lindzen at Watts Up With That on Climate Change and the data that supported the gas pedal analogy.
Trying to at least keep the global-warming crowd in Great Britain honest…and keep politics, money and pressure away from the science.
Looking for something to do?
Travel, do some science, take your kids with you and work on a little project:
“A Google Earth KML file has also been created to help volunteers assist us in surveying these remaining stations to the best of our ability. I don’t expect to get all of them, but we should be able to easily exceed the 1000 station mark and perhaps reach 90% before the end of summer”
I don’t know if I’ll have the time, but there are still a few left near Seattle.
Addition: NOAA defends itself here.
“The earth’s climate (in contrast to the climate in current climate GCMs) is dominated by a strong net negative feedback. Climate sensitivity is on the order of 0.3°C, and such warming as may arise from increasing greenhouse gases will be indistinguishable from the fluctuations in climate that occur naturally from processes internal to the climate system itself.“
“Alarming climate predictions depend critically on the fact that models have large positive feedbacks. The crucial question is whether nature actually behaves this way?
Sounds reasonable, though I need some help with this one.
And…the NY Times publishes a piece about Freeman Dyson and his global warming skepticism.
Maybe one thing that I’ve been convinced of in all this global warming talk is the need people have for belief, and that perhaps secular belief is striving to be as potent a political and social force as is religion (though I don’t think they are equivlaent in depth). It’s interesting to observe how public opinion becomes the ever shifting floor upon which politicians must move. An examined life?
Addition: How did we end up putting this much pressure (much of it misapplied) on our political system anyways?
On This Site: Freeman Dyson On The Question Of Global Warming