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Antarctic warming data turns out to be fiction

 
 
Reply Sat 24 Jan, 2009 08:02 pm
http://yidwithlid.blogspot.com/2009/01/antarctica-warming-numbers-were-made-up.html

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There is only problem with the study, MUCH OF THE NUMBERS WERE MADE UP! The UK Telegraph reports:

But then a good many experts began to examine just what new evidence had been used to justify this dramatic finding. It turned out that it was produced by a computer model based on combining the satellite evidence since 1979 with temperature readings from surface weather stations.

The problem with Antarctica, though, is that has so few weather stations. So what the computer had been programmed to do, by a formula not yet revealed, was to estimate the data those missing weather stations would have come up with if they had existed. In other words, while confirming that the satellite data have indeed shown the Antarctic as cooling since 1979, the study relied ultimately on pure guesswork, to show that in the past 50 years the continent has warmed " by just one degree Fahrenheit.

One of the first to express astonishment was Dr Kenneth Trenberth, a senior scientist with the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and a convinced believer in global warming, who wryly observed "it is hard to make data where none exists". A disbelieving Ross Hayes, an atmospheric scientist who has often visited the Antarctic for Nasa, sent Professor Steig a caustic email ending: "with statistics you can make numbers go to any conclusion you want. It saddens me to see members of the scientific community do this for media coverage." Source: Despite the hot air, the Antarctic is not warming up ...........
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Reply Sat 24 Jan, 2009 08:25 pm
Huh . . . i don't see any material from the Telegraph . . . you don't suppose Gunga's lame-ass blogger made that up, do you?
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 24 Jan, 2009 08:32 pm
Curiouser and curiouser, Alice.

This article in the Telegraph with today's date states that Antarctica is warming faster than scientists had previously thought.

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By Louise Gray, Environment Correspondent
Last Updated: 1:34PM GMT 22 Jan 2009

Antarctica, the one continent in the world that scientists thought was cooling, is actually getting hotter according to new evidence that has serious implications for climate change.

Previously it had been thought that the South Pole was actually getting colder because the hole in the ozone layer was letting heat out.

However new satellite technology that allows temperature readings to be taken from the interior of the massive continent shows that, overall, Antarctica is warming.

Although the slight increase in temperature will not affect the world in the short term, in the long term it could lead to a rise in sea levels threatening coastal communities and endangered species like the Emperor penguin.


You don't think, do you, boys and girls, that Gunga's blogger buddy here might be delusional . . . or a pathological liar?
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Reply Sat 24 Jan, 2009 08:38 pm
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Excellent feature. All forum sites should have it.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 24 Jan, 2009 08:47 pm
Oh yeah . . . it makes it so much easier for Gunga to ignore the evidence that he's peddling bullshit . . .
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Foofie
 
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Reply Sat 24 Jan, 2009 09:19 pm
http://english.pravda.ru/science/earth/106922-0/
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Reply Sat 24 Jan, 2009 09:34 pm
@Foofie,
Very possibly another LITTLE ice age. That could be caused by a drop in solar activity over a period of decades or a few centuries. The real ice ages had cosmic causes and nothing like that is on the radar screen at present.
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Reply Sat 24 Jan, 2009 10:10 pm
There has been so much said on this subject, it's difficult to distinguish what is and what isn't happening.
I do think it's good to continue to discuss the matter so we can continue to learn and hopefully do it in a peaceful manner.
Thank you kindly for sharing this information Mr. gungasnake.
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