For those who haven't read the articles, here's the synopsis:
- 2014 was the hottest year on record."
- NASA data and a GISS press release noted that the "record" was established from data generated from the GISS's 3k+ measuring stations across the globe.
According to Michele Malkin, what hasn't been reported (conveniently) by those who worship at the altar of environmentalism is that all scientific findings are subject to a margin of error. In this particular instance, the margin of error is ~1.0 degress centigrade.
What exactly does that mean? The "record" differs by 0.02 degrees centigrade, making the findings statistically insignificant. In short, the so-called "record" is clearly uncertain and certainly is meaningless.
Informed of this "oversight," the Director of GISS, Gavin Schmidt, adjusted the findings. Schmidt now reports that the chance 2014 was the warmest year since 1880 is 38%.
Meanwhile, the glaciers are not receding. The ice pack on the Great Lakes has also increased over the past few years. Far from "warming," these data indicate that the globe is "cooling" a bit.
All of that doesn't matter to those who worship at the altar of environmentalism, of course. Once again, they haven't allowed the facts to interfere with the tenets of their ideology. Instead, they've cherrypicked data to support their ideology and, then, their stormy petrels continue promulgating those data on MSNBC in an attempt to "prove" their ideology.
All of this reminds The Motley Monk of Shakespeare's Ophelia who cried out in Hamelt: "O, woe is me, T'have seen what I have seen, see what I see!
Let the discussion begin...
To read Michele Malkin's post, click on the followign link: