Saturday, February 27, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
Speakin' With Most Forked, Stupid Tongues: Those Promoting Snow Storms As Official End Of Global Warming
Don't let 'em sucker ya, people. Just listen carefully.
Beneath the blather of those "compassionate conservative voices" (funded by utility interests and other polluters) is another sound. Call it a wake up call, if you will.
The right-wing global warming deniers currently dancing for joy over heavy winter snow are credible only in their skill at ignoring select elephants rampaging in our room. These are the same folks--likely stockholders in Eli Lilly and Aetna--that sing the loudest praises over America's insufferably corrupt health care racket.
It's easy to hang onto a distorted context. Latch oneself onto simplistic visions that ignore the bigger picture, if that makes you feel better about a dire reality.
Moreover, from the blog "Climate Progress," is this:
Have you heard that the world is now cooling instead of warming? You may have seen some news reports on the Internet or heard about it from a provocative new book.
Only one problem: It’s not true, according to an analysis of the numbers done by several independent statisticians for The Associated Press.
The debunking will be no surprise to CP readers...First, the AP talked to NOAA [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration]:
The recent Internet chatter about cooling led NOAA’s climate data center to re-examine its temperature data. It found no cooling trend.
“The last 10 years are the warmest 10-year period of the modern record,” said NOAA climate monitoring chief Deke Arndt. “Even if you analyze the trend during that 10 years, the trend is actually positive, which means warming.”
Second, “In a blind test, the AP gave temperature data to four independent statisticians and asked them to look for trends, without telling them what the numbers represented”:
“If you look at the data and sort of cherry-pick a micro-trend within a bigger trend, that technique is particularly suspect,” said John Grego, a professor of statistics at the University of South Carolina.
It's easy enough to pretend this weekend's two-foot snow dump in D.C. is good reason to just kick back and have a cold one. Cause everybody knows in their heart that global warming is a hoax.
So just do like the previous "presidential administration" did for eight critical years. Continue "studying" it. Hang loose. Go build a snowman.
Ignore the sound of that elephant.....and gushing of melting glaciers.
"....The polar ice-caps are melting, the mountain glaciers
Drip into rivers; all feed the ocean ;
Tides ebb and flow, but every year a little bit higher...."
-- Robinson Jeffers, poet