Monday, January 18, 2016

The 'Misleading' Temperature Graph

I have not previously posted this graph before because we have -- extensively -- dealt with the issue of uncertainty in measuring earth's land+sea temperatures and how those changes have been manipulated (yes, manipulated) by some of the pro-catastrophic global warming scientist/advocates. Do a Google search if you would like to see some of that coverage.

An article at Powerline does a good job of discussing the controversy pertaining to this graph and I recommend it.

But, there is a far more important question that I'll bring up (for the umpteenth time): What is the optimal temperature for earth? Climate science refuses (yes, refuses) to answer or attempt to answer that question. There are many who believe the optimal temperature is actually higher than today and that the higher levels of CO2 increase agriculture production to the extent that it cancels out the other issues.

Are they correct? I don't know. But, it is telling that the climate scientists I have asked refuse to answer the question.

1 comment:

  1. YES! The question the alarmists never want to answer. "OK, so what's 'normal'?" Thanks for the post Mike.