Thursday, January 22, 2015

2014: One of the coldest years in the last 10,000

Great overview of many of the flaws in the "2014 was the hottest year EVAH" press release from NASA.  This is a great introduction to the problems in the science and you should RTWT, but it ends with this excellent summary:
Evidence keeps contradicting the major assumptions of the anthropogenic global warming (AGW) hypothesis. As T.H. Huxley (1825 – 1895) said,

The great tragedy of science – the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.

The problem is the facts keep piling up and the AGW proponents keep ignoring, diverting, or stick-handling (hockey terminology), their way round them. We know the science is wrong because the IPCC projections are wrong. Normal science requires re-examination of the hypothesis and its assumptions. The IPCC removed this option when they set out to prove the hypothesis. It put them on a treadmill of fixing the results, especially the temperature record.
I think it's time to start referring to this as the "Democrat's War On Science" ...


Goober said...

"I think it's time to start referring to this as the "Democrat's War On Science" ..."

Very Alinsky of you, Borepatch! :)

Goober said...

Eh. I've pretty much resigned myself to the fact that we have no idea at all what's actually happening.

It would really be nice if we could get that amount of honesty from scientists, but "I have no idea" is a really shitty pitch to get grant money.

I am encouraged to see that recent polls show that more and more Americans are falling under the "don't really know what's going on" banner.

Come, join me on the dark side! We have cookies!

Old NFO said...

You're right, it IS their war on science... And cutting funding to those REAL scientists who don't toe their party line...

Tam said...

At least here in Indy, 2014 was the coolest year since they started keeping records (admittedly only a bare century and a half ago.)

I want to say the average temperature in IND for the year was something like 50F.