Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Global Warming leaves the northeast, said to be "looking for more gullible nations"

If Congress intends for Kleiner-Perkins-Gore and Generation Investment Management to make money off a Global Warming bill, they better get it signed quickly.

Can you imagine the nerve of someone selling the Global Warming con, ramming it through Congress, and then having to sign it with this happening? Or this? Or how about this?

A fresh coat of Whitening to Now Hampshire for the video link.


TarrantLibertyGuy said...

Funny! I love it when ad servers serve up a wrong headed ad when compared to the content. On Reuters, I pulled up the article on "Canada's Frost Worst in Memory! Crops will arrive later" - up to the upper left had "Join Reuters To Fight Global Warming" with a picture of a cute polar bear cub. Note to Reuters - with weather like this, polar bears will be migrating to New York to attack journalists off of Wall Street. Better than seals.

Cedric Katesby said...

Allen, you are conflating weather with climate.
You can't just cherry-pick a tiny handful of data points like this and then declare that global warming is wrong.
That's a bad case of confirmation bias.

Global warming deniers and Young Earth Creationists do this all the time.
Scientists tear their hair out in frustration at this sort of thing.

The Whited Sepulchre said...

Check out my latest post.

Cedric Katesby said...

Allen, checked out your latest post.
Getting back to this confirmation bias thing.

Do you agree that cherry-picking data as you have been doing is a classic case of confirmation bias?
Can you see how it is not good science?
"Confirmation bias" is not just some fancy phrase that hippies made up to destroy America.
The phenomena of confirmation bias has
been around in science for a while. It's one of the things scientists are very careful to watch out for when they do research and make observations...

If you have the time, there's a video that you might find informative. The guy's a science teacher who has developed a series of videos on how people think and argue about the issue of global warming. His video series has been very successful and has captured the imagination of a lot of people. He makes an interesting mention of confirmation bias in global warming and how it can apply to both sides.
He wears a wierd hat!