““Representative democracy” has failed; the private sector is “inept”; and only bigger government – led by China and the US – has the power to save the world from climate change.
So says Bill Gates in a dogmatic but somewhat confused interview with The Atlantic in which he simultaneously pours scorn on green tech solutions but insists that more of them are needed – on a scale bigger than the Manhattan Project – if we are to deal successfully with a problem whose nature he admits may well have been exaggerated by environmentalists.” click here for full article
Misinformed for sure. Perhaps deluded?
Source: Dr. Roy Spencer
Arbitrarily adjusting data after the fact allows one to squeeze whatever message one desires out of the numbers. This has zero to do with science. It is simply politics (to keep funding?). Arbitrary data adjustments are always suspect especially when they form the basis of claims by government agencies who have no external peer-review on their claims. Because a government agency has no external peer review on the claims they make, public disclosure of underlying data and documents is necessary to provide a measure of checks and balances and public verifiable accountability. When a government agency (e.g. NOAA) refuses to do so then it sends a clear message that there indeed is something to hid.
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NOAA/NCDC’s new ‘pause-buster’ paper: a laughable attempt to create warming by adjusting past data.
Dissent in the climate ranks over Karl’s “pause buster” temperature data tweaking.
NCDC/NCEI’s Karl and Peterson refuse congressional subpoena on flawed ‘pausebuster’ paper.