We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Dr. Phil Jones – CRU emails – 5th July, 2005: “The scientific community would come down on me in no uncertain terms if I said the world had cooled from 1998. OK it has but it is only 7 years of data and it isn’t statistically significant….”
That was written 8 years ago but I believe, to be more accurate, there has been slight cooling since 1995, not 98.
Dr. Phil Jones – CRU emails – 7th May, 2009: ‘Bottom line: the ‘no upward trend’ has to continue for a total of 15 years before we get worried.’
"Worried"? I thought we were supposed to get worried if it got warmer, not if it didn't...but I don't really care what the weather does. I like any and all weathers except for tornadoes.
Don't miss Dr. Murry Salby's presentation linked to by Steven Hayward at Powerline: http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2013/06/12/flashback-obama-big-data-and-the-campaign-that-isnt-really-a-campaign-in-the-eyes-of-the-irs/?singlepage=true
Very long, and complicated, but the final bit is accessible to the least scientific minds.
The Elephant's Child
What's funny is that in physics, when you see (or believe) heat is entering a system, and there is no corresponding temp change, then the obvious answer is, a phase change.
You know, like ice melting.
Yet no-one is pointing to ice melting (Arctic, Antarctic, etc) as the reason the temps aren't rising because...wait for it... it's not melting! Well, no more than usual.
That's why the 'mystery' is even worse than being let on.