SEARCH BLOG: GLOBAL WARMING
Now that government and industry [see yesterday's post] are convinced they have to tax us more and manipulate markets due to global warming, along comes this "inconvenient truth." There appears to be a little mathematical shuffling of the rankings for the "hottest year." This is my take at Climate Science which made its own observations and received plenty of comments:
The ranking of 1934 as the hottest year is fairly consistent with the analysis I did [and about which you dedicated a post on this site]. As of 2006, the state record temperatures count for 1934 was 25 versus 29 in 1936… compared with 19 in 1998.
I suspect that with further analysis, there will be little doubt that the 1930s were the hottest decade on record for the U.S. That may not necessarily follow for the rest of the world, but I’d be surprised if there wasn’t some correlation.
So, does that mean we had 50 years of global cooling followed by a temporary uptick? I guess it's all how you measure it. It could also be seen as a simple oscillation along a flat line, but that's not as exciting as declaring "ice age" one decade and "global warming [disaster]" a few decades later.
By the way, 2006 had only one record high temperature set.Apparently, the 4th quarter in the northern hemisphere was not as cold as usual so that made it the 3rd hottest year... hmmmmm. However, February of 2007 more than made up for the lack of cold in late 2006: the debate is not over." When data can be modified and manipulated so that fractions of a degree mean entirely different conclusions are reached, then we are dealing with uncertainty. When the potential error in feeder readings are greater than the purported 100-year trend change [urban heat islands... improperly placed weather stations...], then there is no reason to debate.
Move on org to energy reduction policies or population reduction policies or no more fish on Fridays policies or whatever are the real hidden agendas of the special interest groups who dislike the presence of other humans and quit pushing a red herring.Meanwhile, I've noticed that www.climateaudit.org and www.surfacestations.org have been inaccessible since they did their analysis and comments. Probably overheated the servers.
It appears that Climate Audit and Surface Stations websites are being intentionally attacked as a result of publishing information that contradicts global warming alarmists. This from the Climate Science website:
I know the DOS [denial of service] attack on ClimateAudit.org was real, as I helped them try to troubleshoot the problem, and the attack continues even now. The server is getting constant DOS attacks and anytime they try to reconnect the SQL server to the Wordpress blog engine, it gets overwhelmed with requests. The nature and speed of the requests have not abated as eastern time zone goes home from work as would be expected with interest driven requests.
DOS attacks are easy to do, anybody can get some freely available software to launch them.
My problem with surfacetstations.org is different, my dual T1 circuit to my office went dead about 2 hours after CA’s DOS attacks started. The problem is somewhere in the SFO Bay Area. We don’t know what it is and the ISP is trying to track it down.
Its not just the one server that is offline, its my entire business. I’m writing from home while I wait for word from the telco/ISP on what the problem is.
For now I’m going to assume my circuit problem is coincidental until I hear otherwise.
Comment by Anthony Watts — August 9, 2007 @ 9:40 pm