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...all models predicting significant warming are greatly overestimating warming. This should not be surprising (though inevitably in climate science, when data conflicts with models, a small coterie of scientists can be counted upon to modify the data. Thus, Santer, et al (2008), argue that stretching uncertainties in observations and models might marginally eliminate the inconsistency. That the data should always need correcting to agree with models is totally implausible and indicative of a certain corruption within the climate science community).
Neither side is doing science, which is how it is that they can come to opposite conclusions, and avoid each other's meetings.
The warmers can't solve the physics equations so they solve equations they pull out of their asses. This is called modelling.
The deniers are denying that that's science. They're model deniers vs model affirmers, which will continue for as long as government funding lasts.
It's not science however.
Science is still open to anybody with curiosity; the Navier Stokes equations are there for anybody to be curious about. But the computation for the earth's atmosphere is beyond what science knows how to do now and for the immediate future.
I dunno. Here's some science from straight out of the commander's ass. Well, the same temperature anyways.
I lived in the Puget sound area for over 20 years before it got over 95 degrees. In the 10 years since, itís been 95+ at least once just about every year, sometimes a few days a year. It was 98 today. The NWS claims itíll hit 95-105 the rest of this week, meeting or beating last year's record.
But as Iíve said before, no panic here. It's been easy to adapt to the heat for minimal cash outlay on my part.
Those are interesting observations, Commander C. Because the time frame -30 to -10 (the "20 years before") are exactly when Dr. Hansen said the globe was warming and you didn't get any 95+ days. Between -10 and now ("the 10 years since") has been a period when Dr. Hansen's measures indicated level or cooling temps and you seem to have local warming.
Having lived in Tucson and in Billings, I am having trouble feeling bad about "a few days a year" over 95. Although our summer here has been exceptionally mild so far.