Thursday, June 18, 2009
Reference: White House has climate sea change, Bangkok Post, June 18, 2009
First we were told that the problem is "global warming". Some years down the line the wording was changed and the new problem description was touted as "climate change". And now the the words have been changed yet again. This time it's "global change" (White House has climate sea change, Bangkok Post, June 18, 2009). Sadly for the rest of us they are not playing games with just words. They are also playing games with the data to ensure that they are presented in a way that serves their purpose. From the start we were told that the man-made global warming era began in 1979 and yet, when necessary, they feel that a point can be made by comparing the year 2007 with the year 1958 without any consideration of the intervening years or of post 2007 data or of what is or what is not the fossil fueled global warming period in question and the reference periods to which it should be compared to detect the effect of fossil fuels. Ever since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the global warmists have been trying very hard to find some kind of increasing trend in frequency and severity of extreme weather but there is no such trend and no correlation between fossil fuel consumption and extreme weather.