Monday, January 03, 2011

Bias In Action

The Northeast Snowstorms: One More Sign of Climate Change - TIME
But while piles of snow blocking your driveway hardly conjure images of a dangerously warming world, it doesn't mean that climate change is a myth. The World Meteorological Organization recently reported that 2010 is almost certainly going to be one of the three warmest years on record, while 2001 to 2010 is already the hottest decade in recorded history. Indeed, according to some scientists, all of these events may actually be connected.

Read that again a bit more closely and think a little harder. The article is pointing out that "weather isn't climate". OK, but then why would it be remotely interesting that 2010 is or isn't one of the hottest years on record? or that even a decade was very hot? A SCIENTIFIC view would be to "define climate", and in EITHER case, warming or cooling, point out that "it isn't weather".

"Climate" must be longer than hundreds of years, because the Medieval Warming Period, from like 800-1300 when GREENland got it's name as being a nice place for Vikings to farm and live, nor the "Little Ice Age" from 1300-1850, when there were "years with no summers" in major parts of Europe and the US, don't count as "climate". We will need to get warm enough so crops can successfully grown on Greenland in order to even get back to the Medieval Warming Period -- but even if we do, THAT will not be proof of "climate change", because not even those swings in the past count as "Climate Change" according to current definitions.

A purely politically biased view says that it is foolish to look at current cool conditions as having anything to say about warming, but it is perfectly reasonable to look at current warm conditions as being proof of warming. It seems absolutely clear that the political biased view is largely all we hear from the MSM -- "proof" of a change of "Climate" will involve warming going on for 100's of years ... like half a millennium or more as it it did in the Medieval Warming Period, and followed by a less long and cool cooling period than the Little Ice Age following it.

Sometime about 3000 AD, our climate science ought to be getting close to being more scientific and less political.

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