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More Climate Baloney Spewed into the State-of-the-Union Atmosphere January 21, 2015 3:01 PM | Tagged as Baloney
WSJ January 21, 2015, Page A13: “Climate Reporting’s Hot Mess” by Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.
This week the AP, the NY Times, and others pushed a story that was picked up and repeated countless times. It went something like this, “2014 was the hottest year on record for the earth. Furthermore, nine of the ten hottest years in NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) global records have occurred since 2000. We need to do something quick!” Then last night, our President used this “fact” in his State-of-the-Union message.
As he heard President Obama, The Biz Bucks Guy knew something was awry. There is too much contrary evidence. Something is not adding up. The Biz Bucks Guy thought to himself, “I bet the WSJ opinion pages will have an article in the next three or four days, contradicting this baloney.” He was wrong. It appeared the very next day from columnist Holman Jenkins. He now suspects there will be other articles to follow from the scientific community.
Jenkins quotes the Berkley Earth, no friend to climate change deniers, that the observed temperature differences between the alleged hottest years are smaller than the margin of error by a factor of FIVE! ‘Therefore,’ writes the Berkley Earth, ‘it is impossible to conclude from our analysis which of 2014, 2010, or 2005 was actually the warmest year.’ So no one knows what year is the hottest.
Jenkins also notes no clear trend up or down has been apparent since 1998. From a statistical significance standpoint, the data are flat. This well-known fact is what keyed The Biz Bucks Guy’s skepticism about the AP story.
On a related issue, Jenkins complements the Washington Post who admitted ‘rising temperatures have not kept pace with computer simulations that predicted even faster warming.’ Funny that. All climate computer models have been wrong for decades…in the same direction...predicting significant warming. Once historical conditions are loaded into these models, the predictions are always high compared to history. This is compelling evidence of bias in the science of modeling climate.
Obama also tried to sell us on the notion that scientists all agree on the alarmist’s view of global climate change. That also is baloney. See my May 27, 2014 post called “Obama, Kerry, Alinski, and the 97% Myth”. [Go to Biz Bucks Blog and select “Global Warming” in the Category pull-down window. The blog is at http://bizbucksguy.com/index.cfm?pID=6816.]
The Biz Bucks Guy will keep you informed as more information comes forward. It is important to get this right. Significant policy changes depend on it.
Something to consider: More carbon dioxide is spewed into the atmosphere from volcanoes than mankind could ever create. Mankind can only outdo nature by spewing baloney into the air.
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