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Lie To Me
2007-12-13 - 12:05 p.m.
Well, one of the neighborhood feral cats has discovered Solange.
He's a striped tabby who usually runs as soon as he sees me in the window. He's never let me get closer than twenty feet from him...but he sat on my landing, at the window, watching Solange.
Oh sure...when it was just ME, he didn't want to be nearby. NOW...
Somehow, this comes as no surprise.
The science continues to NOT "be settled":
The researchers compared predictions of 22 widely used climate "models" — elaborate schematics that try to forecast how the global weather system will behave — with actual readings gathered by surface stations, weather balloons and orbiting satellites over the past three decades.
The study, published online this week in the International Journal of Climatology, found that while most of the models predicted that the middle and upper parts of the troposphere —1 to 6 miles above the Earth's surface — would have warmed drastically over the past 30 years, actual observations showed only a little warming, especially over tropical regions.
And now, the anti-AGW folk have a new champion. Yeah, yeah...he's not a climatologist, probably has no background in science...but then, according to an item from the Washington Times, neither does Al Gore:
As a Harvard sophomore, scholar Al "earned" a D in Natural Sciences 6 in a course presciently named "Man's Place in Nature." That was the year he evidently spent more time smoking cannabis than studying its place among other plants within the ecosystem. His senior year, Mr. Gore received a C+ in Natural Sciences 118.
At Vanderbilt divinity school, Mr. Gore took a course in theology and natural science. The assigned readings included the apocalyptic, and widely discredited "Limits to Growth," which formed much of the foundation for "Earth in the Balance." It is said that Mr. Gore failed to hand in his book report on time. Thus, his incomplete grade turned into an F, one of five Fs Mr. Gore received at divinity school, which may well be a worldwide record.
So why should we believe His Goreness?
"I believe it is appropriate to have an over-representation of factual presentations on how dangerous it [global warming] is..."
In other words, it's okay to lie as long as it's for a good cause.
Well, time for foodies, and then work.
Be seeing you.
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