A leaked draft of the Fifth Assessment Report of the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (due to be released later this month) downgraded the likelihood of a connection between past temperature rises and extreme weather events. According to the report, there is "low confidence" in any association between climate change and hurricane frequency or intensity.
<quoted text> TRANSLATION: ONLY the data that confirms my view can be considered "high quality data". Anything else isn't to be considered.
Bogus. The satellite data of recent years is by far the more accurate and stable measurement. Proxy estimates (i.e sunspot) reading have much higher error bars and thus make it less 'robust' to analyze. This isn't a matter of opinion but of fact.
<quoted text> Bogus. The satellite data of recent years is by far the more accurate and stable measurement. Proxy estimates (i.e sunspot) reading have much higher error bars and thus make it less 'robust' to analyze. This isn't a matter of opinion but of fact.
You really think he understands such terms as "proxy" and "robust"?
It's still in the editing stage, and there's bound to be internal politics at play.
What I've heard is that the report will again be fairly conservative, possibly because of heat they have received for the previous reports, causing them to pull their punches. If so, congratulations, denialists, you are influencing science your way and endangering civilization even more.
After all, we don't want to get too alarmist about an impending catastrophe, do we? That would make us all Chicken Littles.
<quoted text> "Environmentalism is not a distraction its been turned around and used as a tool to further a socialist agenda. Environmentalism = EVERYTHINGism. Socialists committed ideologically to notion government should control every aspect of our lives. Will not let tool go to waste that gives absolute power and control they want and have waited 100 years for and allows them to get it under the GUSIE of saving the planet." Patrick Moore – co-founder of GreenPeace
Effect on validity of science =ZERO.
That's the neat thing about science. It's evidence based and self-correcting. No amount of political fussing has any effect on the evidence.
No it isn't, as already explained. If Hitler himself launched WWIII to enforce a global carbon tax while burning every acre of the Amazon forest, the effect on the validity of climate science wouldn't be affected one iota.
<quoted text>theories are proven. man made climate change is a hypothesis....ergo it hasn't been proven. DUH!!!!!!!!
HUH? DUH!!!!!!!!!! Your dog and pony show goes on:
<quoted text>In ..an asteroid will hit earth at some time in the future. that is certain! you worry about unfounded theories!! LOL why? man made co2 caused catastrophes are politically spoon fed theories. HELLO!!!! .. thanks for the lame article and the laugh!! LOL .. LOL
Hahahahaha time for a lesson:
A theory is not the same as a hypothesis, as a theory is a 'proven' hypothesis, that, in other words, has never been disproved through experiment, and has a basis in fact..[Wikipedia]
See how confused you were before about what a theory is. You're welcome.