There's yet more evidence that global warming alarmists are scared to death that the jig is up on their orchestrated efforts to foist entire landfills of junk science on a very gullible public.Later on in the editorial:
But these days, even his agency's own data should be muzzling the beaks of the Chicken Littles free-ranging on the global warming barnyard. After all, GISS' own data show the Earth's temperature not only has been static over the last decade but actually has been falling. [italics in original]It's that last part that caught my eye. No where in the editorial do they say where (other than "GISS' own data") they got that information. The part of the sentence that should have jumped out at you is this one:
...over the last decade...As scientists track climate change over centuries I guess it is possible for a decade here and there to be static in comparison. But let's take a look at the actual real-life data from GISS and see if we can make some sense out of The Trib's editorial expertise.
First there's this:
Now here's the data from the last decade (as far as I can cut and paste):
Notice how the last decade's data (the black squares) are all in the same relative area? Notice how the first one and the last one are in basicall the same place?
That MUST prove that the temperature over the last decade has been static.
Never mind the near constant upward sweep from 1945 or so. Or the general upward sweep from 1910 or so.
No no. Because on this graph, the data from the last decade looks static, that proves that the science of climate change is, in the words of the meteroligical experts at the Trib's editorial page, "junk science."
Also, never mind that the GISS has also stated:
The year 2007 tied for second warmest in the period of instrumental data, behind the record warmth of 2005, in the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) analysis.
And what about 2005?
The year 2005 was the warmest year in over a century, according to NASA scientists studying temperature data from around the world.
But wait, I thought the earth was cooling! The experts at the Trib said so!