Often researchers find what they want to find. More persuasive is when researchers find what they do not want to find but report it anyway. A new study of climate change was funded by skeptics of global warming. They took into account the skeptics’ critiques of the methodology and data gathering used by the scientists discredited in the Climategate scandal. Lo and behold, this new study ended up confirming the earlier research. Actually, it found slightly higher average temperature increases. See this report.
I’ve been skeptical myself, not so much of global warming but of the contention that it is man-made. Also of the contention that it will prove to be such a big disaster.
Am I reading the chart right, that the rise in temperature over the last century is only 1 degree Celsius? Is that such a big rise that it would make much of a difference?
But I’m open to correction and enlightenment from my betters.
HT: Kirk Anderson