Phil Jones — No Significant Global Warming Since 1995

by Ryan on February 15, 2010

in Culture,Economy,Europe,International Relations,Media Bias,Nature,Politics,science

The UK Daily Mail has published this article focusing on hacked ClimateGate scientist Phil Jones’ admission that there has NOT been any statistically significant global warming since 1995!  Ouch — that’s 15 years!

Think 1995 for a second:  Newt and crew take over Congress for the first time;  Jacques Chirac becomes President of France;  the Oklahoma City bombing;  DVDs first show up on the market;  Golden Eye and Toy Story were in movie theaters;  Tupac was still alive;  Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson were first married;  and on a personal level, I graduated from high school that June.

The significance of this is that Jones’ group’s data affected the UN’s IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), which sought to turn the clock back to the pre-industrial 17th Century at Copenhagen just a few months ago.  This keeps getting worse for the Eco-Nazis, even for the legitimacy of “climate change” given that it seems the Earth’s temperature may be subject to natural fluctuations.  Of course, it is, but to have the leading ClimateGate scientist admit as much is about as damning as you get to the enviro-crazy agenda.

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gdedi February 21, 2010 at 12:03 am

Ryan, I think you’ve misunderstood the concept of stastical significance. It has a bit of a technical definition. Basically what it means is that we are (slightly) less than 95% certain that the recorded trend between 1995 and 2009 is really 0.12C per decade.

Since data is prone to noise, ascertaining any sort of trend is difficult for such a short period. If you take a longer period, say 1990 to 2009, then the warming trend falls within the level of statistically significance. That is, we can be more than 95% certain that warming has taken place between 1990 and 2009.

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