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Michael2006 Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 1:42 PM For a rational approach to deriving climate change policy responses
Stan306 Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 2:19 PM
From your paper:

"Most of the scientific community does not disagree that the earth has generally been warming over the last several decades; therefore we have elected to assign a probability of 0.9 – near certainty – that the earth is warming."

So.. to be fair we add two more levels to your decision tree. The first level is "Scientists have skewed the data to meet their preconceived goals" v.s. "data is trustworthy" then on leg A you add "Scientist depend on data showing global warming for funding" v.s. "Scientific analysis is unbiased"

Adding a 0.9 probability to the skewed and biased legs will give you a more realistic picture of what we face.
Reginald10 Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 3:43 PM
Sure, it got warmer over the last 30 or so years... but it got colder over the 30 years before that. It's a cycle, and taking only half of the cycle as a "trend" gives false and misleading answers.
wiseone Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 9:21 PM
There has been no warming for the last 16 years. If there had been steady, continuous warming (or cooling) for the last 16 years the "climate change" groupies would be writing posts claiming that "the scientific community has a 0.9 certainty" that we're all gonna die if we don't start driving electric cars, or some such stupidity.
NewJAl Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 12:19 AM
Recently tried to remind the ignorant of climate History, that Leif Erickson and many Scandinavians were impressed by parts near Greenland where they could settle. Sadly, the climate grew so cold they either died or left. A truly sad story of heroic efforts that every student of climate should hear. What teacher is, presently, aware and willing to teach this non-theoretical History?

A new report from the UK research team at Price Waterhouse and Cooper confirms what we knew all along: We’re right and they’re wrong.

Really wrong; once-in-a-lifetime, disastrously wrong if grading on the scale the rest of us are subject to.

Grading on the liberal scale, however, it’s just normal, everyday, run of the mill errors in judgment, math, worldview, physics and fluid mechanics that liberals deal with all the time in an effort to “wish” the world to Utopia while their leaders are busy creating Dystopia for all but a select few.

This latest discovery that...