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New NASA Data Casts Doubt On Global Warming Models 954

bonch writes "Satellite data from NASA covering 2000 through 2011 cast doubt on current computer models predicting global warming, according to a new study. The data shows that much less heat is retained by carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere than is assumed in current models. 'There is a huge discrepancy between the data and the forecasts that is especially big over the oceans,' said Dr. Roy Spencer, a co-author of the study and research scientist at the University of Alabama." Note: the press release about the study is somewhat less over the top.
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New NASA Data Casts Doubt On Global Warming Models

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  • by CajunArson ( 465943 ) on Thursday July 28, 2011 @07:43PM (#36915358) Journal

    This is just a plot by Bush Cheney & Big Oil to destroy the world!! Now hurry up with the organic hempseed paint so I can finish my sign protesting Nuclear power plants and solar power plants that despoil Nature's beauty and wind turbines that spoil the views of multimillionares in Nantucket!! We won't save the world until China produces everything because there's no pollution in China!

  • by blair1q ( 305137 ) on Thursday July 28, 2011 @07:50PM (#36915438) Journal

    Alarmist marklar!

    Alarmist alarmist alarmist alarmist, marklar alarmist alarmist alarmist.


  • Re:Oh well (Score:4, Funny)

    by hedwards ( 940851 ) on Thursday July 28, 2011 @09:41PM (#36916610)

    If this is truly the case you can pretty much just blame the skeptics for it. We could have reached this conclusion much earlier had they not been making jack asses of themselves and standing in the way of research.

    Similar for stem cell research, putting up roadblocks to research doesn't change reality, it does however slow the process of determining the truth.

  • by Lumpy ( 12016 ) on Thursday July 28, 2011 @10:35PM (#36917002) Homepage

    "Now hurry up with the organic hempseed paint"

    Wait, can I smoke it? I have Glaucoma... Cough Cough... Wait, Glaucoma has a cough right?

  • by Doc Ruby ( 173196 ) on Thursday July 28, 2011 @11:33PM (#36917410) Homepage Journal

    Hillbillies and white trash aren't kept down by calling them that. They've got the power, and they have for getting close to a millennium.

    Calling other ethnicities by their slang names does keep them down. That's why it's insulting. Because words have meaning. That's what insults people. Not the sounds themselves. Though it's hard to convince a Republican of that.

    BTW, it's not "Politically Correct" to call anyone any kind of slang name for a group they're in. You Republicans are the most PC people ever. Which is easy to tell, because in standard Republican style you attack everyone else for being what they probably aren't, but you certainly are.

Money can't buy love, but it improves your bargaining position. -- Christopher Marlowe