Saturday, August 9, 2008

I am a skeptic blogger. I AM AN AGW SKEPTIC BLOGGER.

Skeptic Blogger.

I quite like the idea.

Skeptic Blogger.

Up there with so many other sensible people blessed with an abundance of common sense. I like it.

In The Australian today Cameron Stewart wrote:
Their claims are provocative and contentious but they are also attracting attention, so much sothat mainstream scientists are being forced torespond.

The bloggers and others make several key claims. They say the way of measuring the world's temperature is frighteningly imprecise and open to manipulation. They argue that far from becoming hotter, the world's temperatures have cooled in the past decade, contrary to the overwhelming impression conveyed by scientists and politicians.

As such, they say there should be far greater scepticism towards the apocalyptic predictions about climate change. Even widely accepted claims, such as that made by Climate Change Minister Penny Wong that "the 12 hottest years in history have all been in the last 13 years", are being openly challenged.

"She is just plain wrong," says Jennifer Marohasy, a biologist and senior fellow of the Institute of Public Affairs. "It's not a question of debate. What about the medieval warming period? The historical record shows they were growing wine in England, for goodness sake; come on. It is not disputed by anyone that the Vikings arrived in Greenland in AD900 and it was warmer than Greenland is now. What Penny Wong is doing is being selective and saying that is a long time ago."
The links from Jennifer Marohasy's site are interesting, too.

Skeeter sent me the Global Warming Test... try it!


Minicapt said...

I don't see what the problem is. If your history is internalised and wholly personal, then "the 12 hottest years in history have all been in the last 13 years" may be entirely true for Miss Wong. It is, after all, her-story.


Kaboom said...

It's "sceptic", not "skeptic".

"Skeptic" is the term used by Septic Tanks.

I would personally be sceptical of the Septics' adulteration and evisceration of the Queen's English.

kae said...

G'day Kaboom!
I like it with a K. I have a thing about Ks.

Kaboom said...

Hah! Infidel!

I failed the first question on the Global Warming Test. My answer was correct based upon data from this century, not late last century.

9 out of 10 ain't bad, I guess!

When is the next banal Brisbane blogger bash?

Cheers, Caboom.