[ExI] "Up against the warming zealots"...hmmm

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Mon Jul 23 13:12:54 UTC 2007

At 01:09 AM 7/23/2007 -0700, Samantha wrote:

>I have seen no good reason to doubt global warming is real. I have seen
>no good reason to doubt that human activities are strongly contributing
>to global warming. I don't see why this is complicated.

Do you mean you didn't read the following (e.g.), which I posted in 
launching this thread, or you're claiming it's all spin and bullshit? 
If the latter, what is your substantiation?

<Then there's the ice-core data, the jewel in the crown of global
warming theory. It shows there's a connection between carbon dioxide
and temperature: see Al Gore's movie. But what Gore forgets to
mention is that the connection is the wrong way around; temperature
leads, CO2 follows.

Then there's the precious "hockey stick". This was the famous graph
that purported to show global temperature flat-lining for 1000 years,
then rising during the 19th and 20th centuries. It magicked away the
Medieval warm period and made the recent warming look alarming,
instead of just part of the general toing and froing of the Earth's climate.

But then researchers took the computer program that produced the
hockey stick graph and fed it random data. Bingo, out popped hockey
stick shapes every time. (See the report by Edward Wegman of George
Mason University in Virginia and others.) >

Damien Broderick

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