"It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." Richard P. Feynman

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Belated Associated Press backdown.

Josh hits the mark!
Seth Borenstein ,AP's resident alarmist has, after broadcasting to to the world 2014 was the world.s "hottest year" , much more quietly admitted that with the error band of  .04 degrees it probably wasn't the hottest. In fact a climate scientist said in the original retraction that it may even have been the 6th hottest year but AP dropped that bit in a later version.AP goes on with  more alarmist BS avoiding the fact that the real story is that there has been no statistically significant warming in nearly two decades.From the Herald Sun:
 (AP) — In a story Jan. 16, The Associated Press reported that the odds that nine of the 10 hottest years have occurred since 2000 are about 650 million to one. These calculations, as the story noted, treated as equal the possibility of any given year in the records being one of the hottest. The story should have included the fact that substantial warming in the years just prior to this century could make it more likely that the years since were warmer, because high temperatures tend to persist.
The story also reported that 2014 was the hottest year on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA, but did not include the caveat that other recent years had average temperatures that were almost as high — and they all fall within a margin of error that lessens the certainty that any one of the years was the hottest.
An earlier version of the story quoted Rutgers University climate scientist Jennifer Francis as noting that the margin of error makes it uncertain whether 2014 was warmest, or the second, third or sixth warmest year. She said that regardless, the trend shows a "clear, consistent and incontrovertible" warming of Earth. That reference to the margin of error was dropped in later versions.
Any scientist with an IQ reaching double figures should realise that quoting accuracies and error margins of hundredths of a degree for global temperatures is moronic given the fact that whole swathes of the globe are not monitored at all. Add to that that two out of the four global temperature indices disagree greatly from the NASA fudged figures. The amount of tampering required to get global temperatures ready for the hottest year meme is really quite amazing.
Most of the globe is not monitored and huge adjustments are being made by NASA ready for the doom-and-gloom climate talk-fest this year. 

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