Sunday, July 26, 2009

"...buried upto my neck in sh*t..."

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Mark Steyn has a great piece over at NRO discussing the cyclical nature of warming and cooling trends which seem to occur in 30 year intervals.
"Things warmed up a bit in the decades before the late Thirties. Why? I dunno. The Versailles Treaty? The Charleston?

Then from 1940 to 1970 there was a slight cooling trend. In its wake, Lowell Ponte (who I believe is an expert climatologist and, therefore, should have been heeded) wrote his bestseller, The Cooling: Has the new ice age already begun? Can we survive?"

He then goes on to quote Media Matters who claim that the most recent cooling trend of 10 years is not part of the natural cycle of warming and cooling, but is in fact part of a larger warming trend... --wait, WHAT?!
Let's see, we had a cooling trend from about 1940 to 1970. Then we had a warming trend from 1970 until about 1998, where upon it's been progressively cooling for the last 10 years. So... 30 years of cooling, 28 years of warming, then 10 years (so far) of cooling, but we are not supposed to believe that this 10 year trend is the first 10 years in the next cycle of cooling-No! It's merely a short term break from the long term warming which will melt the makeup off Hillary's face and drown us all in a molten river of Maybelline.

Steyn then goes on to quote Professor Ian Plimer, who has this to say:
"I’m a natural scientist. I’m out there every day, buried up to my neck in sh**, collecting raw data. And that’s why I’m so sceptical of these models, which have nothing to do with science or empiricism but are about torturing the data till it finally confesses. None of them predicted this current period we’re in of global cooling. There is no problem with global warming. It stopped in 1998. The last two years of global cooling have erased nearly 30 years of temperature increase."


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