WE’RE THE ENEMY

Associated Press reports:

“We have met the enemy, and he is us,” the comic-strip character Pogo said decades ago. A new analysis of last year’s near-record temperatures in the United States suggests he was right.

Soon AP will be citing illustrated anthropomorphic velociraptors as prime enemy sources.

Posted by Tim B. on 08/29/2007 at 11:23 AM
    1. They should turn off that light in the sky. Makes the days hot, and gave the man in the moon a red face.

      Posted by Pa Feral on 2007 08 29 at 11:28 AM • permalink

 

    1. “In May, however, NOAA revised the 2006 ranking to the second warmest year after updated statistics showed the year was actually .08 F cooler than 1998.”

      But what about 1934?  Those wankers are still relying on that Y2K-Bug infected NASA data.  It has already been PROVEN that 1934 was warmer than 1998.

      The press spaz-tards lurch and careen onward in circuitous stupification, aided by government agency employees who couldn’t find their arses with both hands.

      Morons.

      Posted by Hucbald on 2007 08 29 at 11:37 AM • permalink

 

    1. Frankly, I’ve read the enemy and from what I can tell, he is the AP.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 08 29 at 12:33 PM • permalink

 

    1. 1934 is just for the US.  The rest of the world maintains that 1998 was still insignificantly hotter.

      Funny thing is that pre-warming record 1934 is almost exactly the same as post warming 1998.  Kinda makes you wonder about some things, like why two supposed 1000 year records are so close and one is before the anthro effect.

      Also makes you wonder why people make ridiculous 1000 year claimes when the error bars make statement outside of the last century (probably within) make them, well, less than certain.

      Temps fluctuate much more than the data shows (even the “raw data” from GISS is smoothed), and the further you look back, the bigger the error bars.

      Posted by aaron_ on 2007 08 29 at 12:57 PM • permalink

 

    1. A new analysis of last year’s near-record temperatures in the United States

      Is “near-record” anything like, you know, non-record?

      Posted by mimritty on 2007 08 29 at 01:56 PM • permalink

 

    1. Warming caused by human activity was the biggest factor in the high temperatures recorded in 2006, according to a report by researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

      Well, that certainly explains the below average temperatures we’ve had this summer over some of the Pacific Northwest.  Not record lows, but still below average.  Thanks AP.  Maybe you can get Flat Fatima to pose for a photograph holding a thermometer or cute widdle polar bear cub.

      re #4, aaron, the reason for the hooraw over those NOAA records is that the United States has better historical weather data than most of the world (not ALL of the world, just most of it).  So while not proof positive, it is evidence that things ain’t quite what the greenies claim them to be.

      Also, the way NOAA handles those data is under much scrutiny, such as their very low key (but necessary) adjusting of the data after the Y2K error was pointed out.  Especially after they bally-hooed the same numbers as proof of gorebal warmening (see previous paragraph).

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 08 29 at 02:53 PM • permalink

 

    1. Silly heathen wouldn’t let us have the whole world to ourselves, so we’re gonna burn it up.

      That’s how it’s supposed to work.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 08 29 at 05:39 PM • permalink

 

    1. Sorry, forgot to add the advanced debating technique I’ve learned from battling with lefards:

      I’m rubber, you’re glue. Bounces off me and sticks to you!

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 08 29 at 05:51 PM • permalink

 

    1. Had I read past the first para of sprayed diarrhoea, this:

      Warming caused by human activity was the biggest factor in the high temperatures recorded in 2006, according to a report by researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

      Would have stopped me.

      I tend not to read anything which mentions anthropogenic global warming in such a ‘sky is falling’ manner. Nor do I watch or listen if it’s on the electronic media. Why should I waste my time with anything that’s proselytising the cult religion* of AlGore et al.

      *and get rich quicker scheme.

      Posted by kae on 2007 08 29 at 06:02 PM • permalink

 

    1. Jeff, Cheers to that.

      Posted by aaron_ on 2007 08 29 at 06:47 PM • permalink

 

    1. #5: Is “near-record” anything like, you know, non-record?

      Excellent!

      Posted by paco on 2007 08 29 at 07:51 PM • permalink

 

    1. The summer heat just kicked in here in Los Angeles.

      On August 29th.

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 08 29 at 07:57 PM • permalink

 

    1. Not only are they biased at AP, they’re behind the times. Their report relates to US temperatures (“contiguous across 48 states” I believe they say), but from what I could tell, doesn’t account for those recent adjustments which dropped ‘em 0.15 degrees and completely rearranged the ‘leader board’. Feel free to correct me if I didn’t read it right.

      I think the oversight is deliberate – one last chance to flog the old data.

      Posted by Dminor on 2007 08 29 at 08:50 PM • permalink

 

    1. Pogo’s quip was in reference to pollution. Walt Kelly, a “classic liberal” as opposed to today’s moonbat version of libs, never lived to hear of global warming. He probably was aware of the “impending ice age” hysteria, but (to my knowledge) never commented on it in his published work.

      “I go Pogo” remains the best campaign slogan ever!

      Posted by nofixedabode on 2007 08 29 at 09:10 PM • permalink

 

    1. They ran 42 different tests using complex computer models to simulate changes in the atmosphere under various conditions and concluded that the “2006 warmth was primarily due to human influences.”

      Well, that pretty much does it for me. 42 different complex computer model tests can’t be wrong.

      Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2007 08 29 at 10:00 PM • permalink

 

    1. They ran 42 different tests using complex computer models to simulate changes in the atmosphere under various conditions and concluded that the “2006 warmth was primarily due to human influences.”

      So, evidently before humans existed the world was a frozen ball of ice?  I mean, after all, all that existed to warm the atmosphere was the sun and a huge ball of internal molten metal.  So, obviously, without humans—the primary source of warmth, everything must have been pretty damn cold.

      Posted by JorgXMcKie on 2007 08 29 at 10:47 PM • permalink

 

  1. I tried to produce my own computer simulation of the cause of global warming but discovered that ascii art is a lot harder than it looks when filtered through php or whatever it is.

    My congratulations to you 1.618.

    Posted by Janice on 2007 08 30 at 07:24 AM • permalink