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Archive for March 30th, 2010

Shocking.

Sorry there hasn’t been a lot of stuff posted lately.  Been working very late hours.  I have been working on a graphic for cbullitt which piques my interest because I’m having to learn a lot to do it.  We’ll see how it turns out.

But real quick…

If Bush had done this there would have been calls for crucifixion.  Obama announces plan for offshore drilling.

I still say the prudent thing to do is use OTHER people’s resources, even at a higher price and preserve local resources.  I take the LONG view of petroleum usage…  and there’s no telling when you may need resources that are blocked off everywhere else.

Just sayin’.

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I’m SHOCKED.

It looks bad.  I’m not surprised.  How are they going to spin this, I wonder?  Perhaps they’ll flip and say “Well, we guess our data was better after all because obviously global warming is real.”  I mean, just look at polar bear rings and drowning trees for proof.

NASA Data Worse Than Climate-Gate Data, Space Agency Admits

E-mail messages obtained by a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that NASA concluded that its own climate findings were inferior to those maintained by both the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) — the scandalized source of the leaked Climate-gate e-mails — and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center.

The e-mails from 2007 reveal that when a USA Today reporter asked if NASA’s data “was more accurate” than other climate-change data sets, NASA’s Dr. Reto A. Ruedy replied with an unequivocal no. He said “the National Climatic Data Center’s procedure of only using the best stations is more accurate,” admitting that some of his own procedures led to less accurate readings.

“My recommendation to you is to continue using NCDC’s data for the U.S. means and [East Anglia] data for the global means,” Ruedy told the reporter.

And then…

“The different groups have cooperated in a very friendly way to try to understand different conclusions when they arise,” said Dr. James Hansen, head of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, in the same 2007 e-mail thread. Earlier this month, in an updated analysis of the surface temperature data, GISS restated that the separate analyses by the different agencies “are not independent, as they must use much of the same input observations.”

A “very friendly way” is a nice way of saying “we colluded to support each other”.

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With his lower lip stuck out and a petulant glare, Dr. Lovelock gave a snippy interview with The Guardian.

“I don’t think we’re yet evolved to the point where we’re clever enough to handle a complex a situation as climate change,” said Lovelock in his first in-depth interview since the theft of the UEA emails last November. “The inertia of humans is so huge that you can’t really do anything meaningful.”

Yet individuals such as himself are enlightened beyond the rest of us 6 billion people with vastly inferior minds.  Good for you, doc.  Go blow a goat.

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