One more broken “hockey stick” when will these people learn that real scientists are watching?

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Note: I’m reposting this excellent essay from Jo Nova to give it a wide as an audience as possible. Be sure to bookmark her site if you have not already. – Anthony

300,000 dollars and three years to produce a paper that lasted three weeks: Gergis

The paper might have been scientifically invalid, but it was a box-office success. The headlines were everywhere

“1000 years of climate data confirms Australia’s warming”said the press release from University of Melbourne. It  was picked up by The Guardian: “Australasia has hottest 60 years in a millennium, scientists find”; The Age and  The Australian led with “Warming since 1950 ‘unprecedented’. The story was on ABC 24  and ABC news where Gergis proclaimed:” there are no other warm periods in the last 1000 years that match the warming experienced in Australasia since 1950.” It was all over the ABC including ABC Radio National

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About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

3 Responses to

  1. Arthur M. Day. says:

    Not till the Gov. $ runs out.

  2. Dena says:

    The most important thing a person can have is other people valuing their words. It at times can be more valuable that money. However in our current society, people have forgot this and are falsely giving their word for short term advantage. The problem is most of these people pay little or no penalty and are setting examples to other as how to behave. This is resulting in a community where you can earn a living without needing to be truthful. Among the worst offenders is our government but you will find these people in all walks of life. If we continue to fail to teach values, it will lead to the decline of our culture. I can only hope we learn in time.

  3. Arthur M. Day. says:

    I suggest that the decline brings with it the failure to teach values. Living up to standards is too hard for our millions of challenge challenged docile subjects.

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