Thursday, February 10, 2011

Lawmakers Seek to Stop Climate Probe as ‘Significant Error’ Revealed

Interesting to see these two stories on the same day. On one hand (continuing the recent, lengthy series of scandal-ridden ‘scientific’ revelations), activist climatologists are forced (again) to admit their errors that, of course, originally erred on the side of supporting manmade warming. On the other hand, activist politicians are trying to block efforts by other politicians to investigate just such scandals, perpetrated by just such activist scientists.

But we’re supposed to still believe this nonsense amid all of the scandals and empirical evidence to the contrary or risk being labeled as ‘deniers’ or some other equally silly social insult. Amazing how this group is able to set the agenda for what’s politically correct in terms of childish name-calling.

If you still believe in this, the tooth fairy will be coming to visit you soon too.

WASHINGTON (AFP) – A climate change study that projected a 2.4 degree Celsius increase in temperature and massive worldwide food shortages in the next decade was seriously flawed, scientists said Wednesday.

The study was posted on the website of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and was written about by numerous international news agencies, including AFP.
But AAAS later retracted the study as experts cited numerous errors in its approach.

"A reporter with The Guardian alerted us yesterday to concerns about the news release submitted by Hoffman & Hoffman public relations," said AAAS spokeswoman Ginger Pinholster in an email to AFP.

"We immediately contacted a climate change expert, who confirmed that the information raised many questions in his mind, too. We swiftly removed the news release from our Web site and contacted the submitting organization."

[From Climate change study had 'significant error': experts - Yahoo! News]

RICHMOND, Va. - A power struggle is unfolding in Virginia over climate change research.
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has been taking the University of Virginia to court to get information on a climate change researcher who once worked at the school.

Now several members of the State Assembly say they've had enough and have introduced legislation to rein in Cuccinelli's investigation.

Cuccinelli, a global warming skeptic, is looking into whether UVA professor Michael Mann manipulated data to show that there has been a rapid, recent rise in the Earth's temperature.

[From Va. lawmakers look to stop climate change probe -]