Monday, September 28, 2009
Kudos to Steve for having both the skill and chutzpah to dig thru the data to find this neatly hidden fact (because real scientists publish their data to prove their theories, and fraudulant scientists hide their data) and publishing it in a format that even I can understand. (no small feat)
Now if only he can publish it in a format to make the AGW crowd understand. Presumably this will take a stick also, applied in a correct manner.
I wonder how long it will take them all to run around screaming Ice Age?
WRT the Hockey Stick Theory. This ratbag never let anyone look at the Raw Data. Imagine, such a critical element used to support the IPPCs decisions on Man Made Global Warming, and no-one has been able to see the raw data.
Just how did all those scientists come to ageee with the theory?
A significant number of the "scientists" who signed on to this theory were "social scientists" who wanted it to be true so they could save Gaia. Think of all of the "Doctors" in the Middle East who have Phd's in "the Koran". Not the same thing but similar.
The real scientists have been pursuing this angle for years. I remember reading about this data coverup a long time ago. The Global Warming/Climate Change/Save the Snail Darter crowd kept banging the drum about doing something now because the "world can't wait". They needed a crisis to get their "change" so they invented one.
So let's see McIntyre put this into publishable format - I doubt there's anything more to it than the rest of his stuff - a few nitpicks accepted, while the overall conclusion is garbage.
If you think otherwise, then bet me over whether global warming will accelerate in the next decade.
George Will quotes the NYT on this subject, and it's pretty funny.
"In this headline on a New York Times story about the difficulties confronting people alarmed about global warming, note the word "plateau." It dismisses the unpleasant -- to some people -- fact that global warming is maddeningly (to the same people) slow to vindicate their apocalyptic warnings about it.
The "difficulty" -- the "intricate challenge," the Times says -- is "building momentum" for carbon reduction "when global temperatures have been relatively stable for a decade and may even drop in the next few years." "
As usual, the claim falls apart:
1. McIntyre has no evidence for biased selection of tree cores.
2. McIntyre used no methodology for choosing his own selection of tree cores.
3. The hockey stick persists even if you remove that Siberian tree core set, or even if you remove all tree cores and use other proxies like glaciers and boreholes.
The denialists have nothing, nothing, nothing. And they won't put their money where their mouths are.