Saturday, March 26, 2011

It's Earth Hour - Turn On Your Lights

It's Earth Hour from 8:30 to 9:30 local time Saturday night.  I hope you're marking the occasion properly.  Me, I'm turning on pretty much everything I have that uses electricity.  My goal is to be seen from Proxima Centauri.  And remember -
If it can’t be seen from space, you’re doing it wrong.”
There's no end to the nonsense carried out in the name of "climate awareness" (ack phfft).  We may go down in history as the only nation that caused a world wide food shortage over some obscure statistical fraud with some unfortunate (but completely predictable) assistance from nature.  Speaking of fraud, more has been found in hockey-stick land.

For those who don't know the inside stories, Steve McIntyre at Climate Audit is an unlikely global hero, but he is one.  Hearing some stories on the economic impact of climate legislation, McIntyre, a financial guy, wondered why there were no independent audits of the climate scientists.  Since every financial market transaction that might cost an investor a few dollars has to meet audit requirements, why not science that will cost trillions of dollars and millions of lives?  So he started auditing their statistics.  Threw up repeatedly, and then told the world how fraudulent it was, with ironclad, high quality math... 

OK, I made up that part about throwing up repeatedly. 

image from Caltech.

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