The Best Excuse Yet

We can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment, and it is a travesty that we can’t

– Kevin Trenberth

Scientists have been working very hard to come up with all kinds of creative excuses for the missing heat, like it is hiding at the bottom of the sea.

But Tom Karl has taken a different approach – just flat out lie about it and say that temperatures are warming faster than ever.  i.e. taking the more direct approach which his boss at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue always uses.

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4 Responses to The Best Excuse Yet

  1. It’s called natural variation. But in order to accept that natural variation exists, you first need to accept that you cannot know everything about nature.

    Academics come from a theoretical environment where example are carefully selected to demonstrate how they completely understand nature. So, they are arrogant about their superiority over nature.

    Engineers and other practical people deal with real life problems where it is simply impractical to know everything. So, engineers learn how to make good decisions when we don’t know everything – mostly by accepting that we don’t know everything and therefore have to accept far more can change than “theory” predicts.

    This is why most sceptics come from an engineering or similar practical backgound. And this is why the public-sector academics from a theoretical or “lab-based” background where things are controllable … are constantly trying to prove they understand the climate and that it behaves as they say it ought.

    All I can say to those academics floundering with the climate and finding it doesn’t do what the theory says is … welcome to the real world of engineering.

  2. SMS says:

    When I look at the sea temperature anomaly graph Bob Tisdale produced using Tom Karl data, I see no temperature rise in 33 years.

    https://wattsupwiththat.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/figure-9.png?w=720

    I see the high temperature anomaly blip occurring in 1982 as about equal to the high temperature anomaly blip in 2015.

    Depends on where you want to start and the story you want to tell.

  3. “For it is always possible to find some way of evading falsification, for example by introducing ad hoc an auxiliary hypothesis, or by changing ad hoc a definition. It is even possible without logical inconsistency to adopt the position of simply refusing to acknowledge any falsifying experience whatsoever. Admittedly, scientists do not usually proceed in this way, but logically such procedure is possible”

    Spot on – formulated by Karl Popper in “The logic of scientific discovery”.

  4. gregole says:

    The same old shenanigans – cool the past for no defensible reason and bingo, Man_Made -Global-Warming is back. Just in time for Paris too!

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