Friday, August 25, 2006

Isn't This What I've Been Saying?

The Cato Institute has a new report reviewing recent global warming scares. Full report available here.

The report touches on the problems with climate models and simulations, along with the selective use of data. A very good read. Random interesting factoid from the report- In Greenland, temperatures have risen over the past 10 years. However, the rate of temperature increase was 50% higher during a previous period of warming from 1920-1930.

As always, my point is not to end debate on global warming, only to point out that climate science is complex and often times inconclusive. As the summary of the report mentions, the result of global warming scares is the push of the "political process toward toward some type of policy restricting emissions of carbon dioxide."

Science, good. Drastic policy decisions based on complicated and inconclusive science, bad.


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