Climate Data Compromised: Ya’ Reckon?
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Has Climate Data Been Compromised?
If it weren't serious, stories about climate data being compromised would be comical. The news is too good and I can’t help myself, but there really is nothing funny about any of this.
Suspicions about the motive behind the green movement along with observation of how the laws regarding it are being enacted create too many questions regarding why we have so quickly moved forward with so little information on the new green products now on the market.
The green theme is honestly not my favorite topic, however, when the news media puts it out there, what can a person do? They invite rebuttal on themselves, and we need to stop ignoring the invitation since that is what seems to get their attention.
News on Compromised Climate Data
Yesterday, I saw a climate data news flash on how this January was the hottest January we have on record. One just sits there wondering about a lot of things while looking at the letters that form such articles. Imagining the hubris ignorance of implying that what we have recorded in the amount of history available to us is something to base the weather throughout all history on is nothing short of frustrating to a thinking reader.
My first question was whether the listed author would use their real name, or if they chickened out and sold it as a ghostwriter. I can say with all truthfulness that if I had to keep my job by writing such an article, I would use a pseudonym.
My next thought pertained to writing a hub on the ludicrousness of that news flash, what with the same news organization displaying flaming “East Coast Slammed With Snow Again” type articles on the same day. Thinking that even if January was the hottest January in all history, how does it matter since this February has brought us such a volume of winter weather that the melting snow is going saturate the ground with freezing water for some time to come?
Not very scientific, I know, but absurdity breeds ridiculousness.
Dangers of Compact Bulbs
Anthony Watts Reveals Research and Data Inventories on the Climate have been Compromised
Anyway, today I am compelled to write a green theme hub in spite of wanting to finish a book review. A man with a plan, Anthony Watts, has apparently been working with a group to find out how the scientific data for global warming records has been and is being gathered.
Compiling their own data, this group now has facts in the form of evaluations with photos and they have reported the results of their surveys. This article reveals that out of the 1,062 weather stations they have investigated over the last 3 years “90 percent of them don't meet [the government's] old, simple rule called the '100-foot rule' for keeping thermometers 100 feet or more from biasing influence. Ninety percent of them failed that, and we've got documentation.”
To read that some of the weather stations are lit with bulbs that could raise their reported temperatures was eye-opening. The article gives some interesting details on proof of failed adherence to the guidelines, as well as a defense by researchers responsible for not following the government guidelines on performing their global warming studies. Since they are set to soon publish a report on their findings in the Journal of Geophysics Research--Atmospheres their defense is not surprising.
I’m going to keep this short for a couple of reasons. First, we need to keep ourselves up to date on what is being done in the name of science and we need to be sharing the reports. Second, I want to reread certain sections of my book so I can finish my review and figure out if I want to do several more book review hubs. Third, I need to use my new energy efficient washing machine which I have yet to write a hub about.
In spite of the fact that Anthony Watts’ name could make one wonder if there is a conspiracy afoot, we have to admit that, pun intended, the wattage against so-called scientific data on global warming is being ramped up by a few people who are fed up. So here you have it, go now, do your part, spread the real news facts on how climate data is compromised.
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Mercury in CFLs
Relating A Quote from D. A. Carson to Compromised Climate Data:
"That God normally operates the universe consistently makes science possible; that He does not always do so ought to keep science humble."
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