Oops! NASA data debunks Al Gore, United Nations

We’re not trapping warm air. In related news, the scientist who had school children (and childish liberals) convinced that polar bears are drowning has been suspended and is being investigated for fraudulent “research”.

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17 responses to “Oops! NASA data debunks Al Gore, United Nations

  1. Noel Watcher

    Interesting findings, but good Lord, Mr. Taylor needs a thesaurus; there are nineteen instances of the word “alarmist” in that article.

  2. Inagua

    This should be the end of Global Warming as a respectable scientific hypothesis. From tree rings to hockey stick to ice cores to hide the decline to these latest revelations it has all been junk science — garbage in; garbage out. Al Gore got rich, credulous fools got to feel morally superior, and the rest of us waited patiently for the hysteria to die down. Global Warming is about to fall down the Great Liberal Memory Hole along with Population Explosion, Limits of Growth, and Nuclear Winter. RIP.

  3. Lucky that NASA still has two nickels to rub together to debunk anyone after Obama defunded so much of what good they do.

    Obama is downright wrong in his approach to America’s future. I’m so sad about my country and wonder why we can’t seem to get our act together (I’m NOT defending the Repubs here, both sides are awful)…For what it’s worth, I guess I want to be able to fly my flag with more pride. I’m not feeling it these days. Sigh.

  4. childish liberal

    Exciting headline and post, but just a teeny bit misleading.

    The first article does not say ‘we’re not trapping warm air’, but rather describes, and fails to quantify, a discrepancy between the projected amounts of warm air trapped and the actual recorded data.

    Also, the interpreter of that NASA data, Dr. Roy Spencer, also known as ‘Official Climatologist of the Rush Limbaugh Show’, has attached his signature to the following statement as a member of the Advisory Board for the Cornwall Alliance;

    ‘We believe Earth and its ecosystems—created by God’s intelligent design and infinite power and sustained by His faithful providence —are robust, resilient, self-regulating, and self-correcting, admirably suited for human flourishing, and displaying His glory. Earth’s climate system is no exception. Recent global warming is one of many natural cycles of warming and cooling in geologic history.’

    So yeah, I guess this should put an end to the ‘controversy’ once and for all.

  5. Lls2

    Good thing god’s got it covered. Nothing to worry about, nothing to see here. Move along

  6. Inagua

    EOS – Cheer up. The US is still offers more freedom, more opportunity, more abundance, and more security to more people than any other country in the history of world. Sure, we have hit a rough patch with Bush/Obama, but most reasonably intelligent voters now understand that the bailouts, stimulus, and borrowing haven’t worked. The government has made much worse mistakes in the past and the US has always recovered. Consider the Alien and Sedition Act; Jefferson’s Embargo; Andrew Jackson’s Indian Removal Act; Andrew Jackson’s destruction of the Bank of the United States; the Smoot-Hawley Tarriff Act; Nixon’s wage and price controls; everything Jimmy Carter did; and what the Fed did for 12 years under William McChesney Martin, Arthur Burns, and G. William Miller. We have survived worse than Bush/Obama, and if Obama is defeated for re-election we might yet recover.

  7. Mr. Taylor, the author of the article, doesn’t seem quite as objective as you might wish: “James M. Taylor is senior fellow for environment policy at The Heartland Institute and managing editor of Environment & Climate News.” Look up those connections, and you’ll be tempted to acknowledge that JMT has a bit of a bias. Just saying.

    ‘Course, who cares about objectivity when the messenger delivers a welcome message?

    • Digler, the photos show that the Everest glacier is shrinking but, contrary to the reporter’s conclusion, do NOT show that it’s shrinking due to man-made global warming. Glaciers in the Swiss Alps are also shrinking and revealing entire villages that had been buried under the ice. 5,000 years ago, there weren’t enough humans on the planet to cause a warming – climates change.

  8. Inagua

    LLS – Rather than attack the author why not evaulate what he says?

  9. Inag,

    Evaluate the argument? You know very well that’s not my way!

    In this case, I’m sorta serious. I really don’t know enough of the science, and I never will. (You and I have gone over this ground before.) I’ve spent a whole lot of time reading articles and watching videos on the matter, but ultimately I’m at the mercy of scientific consensus. “What do the experts think?” is an important question, for me, when it comes to the science of climate change. And it seems to me that there’s a pretty strong consensus among legitimate scientists.

    I’m less inclined to believe the writings of someone like JM Taylor, who’s fanatically committed to “debunking” man-made climate change, who hitches his wagon to “Free Market Solutions” (the motto of his Heartland Institute), and who compulsively/robotically/autistically affixes “alarmist” to the phrase “computer models.” The guy’s a snake-oil salesman, methinks.

  10. Inagua

    LLS – How would you grade a student who began a review of an assigned article as follows?

    “This article summarizes an essay by a NASA scientist that was published in a peer reviewed scientific journal and sets forth why previous estimates of the amount of CO2 being trapped in the athmosphere were incorrect, but because the author of the article has politically ties I will keep my mind closed.”

  11. pulled up in OG

    Funny thing about hockey sticks, Inagua. Even a contrarian nitwit like Richard Muller and his Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature Study that set out to dis the temp records of NASA, NOAA and Hadley ended up with . . . you guessed it, a hockey stick.

    Muller was testifying as a Republican witness at a House climate hearing. Oops.

    Scroll down for the stick.
    http://berkeleyearth.org/Resources/Muller_Testimony_31_March_2011

  12. Inag,

    Point taken. You did a good job of writing up the hypothetical opening. If not for the “-ly” in “politically,” I’d give YOU an A+ for originality, effectiveness, and wit.

    But–CF sent us to JM Taylor’s article, not the NASA scientist’s essay, which meant that we got an extra filter (Taylor’s) through which to view the findings. And that filter was badly clogged.

  13. Inagua

    LLS – All I ask is that you keep an open mind as new facts come in. Sorry about my hasty writing style. I should learn to proofread.

  14. Inagua

    Pulled Up – The hockey stick graph covers a thousand years. The graph you linked covers 120 years. Apples and oranges.

  15. pulled up in OG

    More like 2000 years now, Inagua, showing a downward cooling trend until all those oranges, including his, hit the fan.

    Did you notice he also put the kibosh on Watts’ “bad weather station” canard.

    No surprise, of course, that the House committee’s press release contains no more than his name.

    http://science.house.gov/press-release/witnesses-highlight-flawed-processes-used-generate-climate-change-science-inform