Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Quote of the Day

Sonic Charmer brings the snark:
ZapperZ is absolutely right that the ebb and flow of weather shouldn’t influence views on global warming: “Scientists need to tell the public that this is NOT how we decide if there is global warming or not. We do not come up with such conclusion simply by looking at ONE data point!” Indeed. Because as everyone knows, we come up with a conclusion about whether there’s global warming by performing unstable, incomplete computer simulations integrated with sparse, inaccurate datasets, pretending those simulations are accurate representations of the entire earth’s climate, declaring sans cost-benefit analysis that the resulting cartoons demonstrate that the world economic system needs to be revised, and snidely ridiculing anyone who might balk at any part of that conclusion.
Actually, he's overstating the case for Global Warming, but it's funny anyway.

1 comment:

kx59 said...

The computer simulations were not incomplete.
They were tailored to produce a hockey stick graph when random phone numbers were input as data.
Homogenized temperature data didn't stand a chance.