Sponsored Content
Doonesbury Sucks, And Here's a Detailed Explaination Why | Main | Wow: Drilling In the Arctic Wildlife Refuge (Wasteland) Approved By the Senate
March 16, 2005

New Research Cool on Global Warming

Newsflash: that "hocky-stick" purporting to demonstrate rapidly-rising temperatures is a hoax.

This record of Northern Hemisphere temperature variation in the last 1,000 years shows a recent warming trend apparently linked to human activities.

New work in the journal Geophysical Research Letters questions its validity, challenging the way it was originally put together.

Other scientists say the work simply highlights a technical issue.


The authors say that when they took [the original hockey-stick analysis' biased methodology] into account, the results in the 1998 paper did not achieve statistical significance.

"This means their model is not qualified for projecting temperatures back more than 500 years," Dr McKitrick added.

However, even those scientists who agree with evidence for recent, strong anthropogenic warming have reservations about models such as the hockey stick.

According to Professor John Waterhouse, of Anglia Polytechnic University in Cambridge, UK, the so-called Medieval Warm Period (AD 800 to 1400) and the Little Ice Age (AD 1600-1850) do not show up.

"Most climate researchers expected them to be there," he told the BBC News website.

Um, yeah. That's what bugs me the most. We know for a fact that the Northern Hemisphere, at least, was so warm for a period that grains became incredibly cheap, they grew grapes for wine in dreary, cold England, and that even Greenland was warm enough for primative agriculture to sustain a large colony.

Yet the hockey-stick says: No such warming ever occurred.

Except, of course, that it did.

digg this
posted by Ace at 04:23 PM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight: "Well that is what happened with that Ring dude. ..."

wth: "Because all I can imagine with things hooked up to ..."

Glenn John: "McMurtry has always had a wide range of things he ..."

tubal: "When your refrigerator can go into a snit and lock ..."

Oldcat: " Maybe I have an instinctive aversion to most play ..."

WisRich: "I think it was even more lucrative than that, espe ..."

FenelonSpoke: "Posted by: Oldcat at September 21, 2023 05:14 PM ( ..."

Smell the Glove: "If anyone wants an lol go to Twitchy and read Holl ..."

[/i][/b]andycanuck (krqg6)[/s][/u]: "Watch it if you dare! Nicholas Fondacaro @NickF ..."

Oldcat: "Because all I can imagine with things hooked up to ..."

FenelonSpoke: "Because all I can imagine with things hooked up to ..."

tubal: "Maybe I have an instinctive aversion to most play ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64